Friday, 5 February 2016

Skitarii shenanigans

Very quick post!

I finally pulled my finger out and attacked the skitarii boxes my wife got me for my birthday. Last year. In May. 

I painted 5 guys when I first got them and when I returned to them I realised I'd totally forgotten how I did the scheme! Oh well...it was fun experimenting. 

Love these guys loads though and am happy to have actually finished a force up to a reasonable standard ( I lie actually I still have one walker to paint....) 

I'll do a grouper group photo at some point. 

I finished the other 5 guys for this squad last but haven't photographed them as of yet.

This squad I tend to run as my warlords unit unless I run them alongside my knights.


Finally my dune walker.....pretty proud of this guy as I managed to hammer him out in one day as a bit of a personal challenge.

Having relatives that live in the desert is great for finding basing materials. 

Yes that lizard is real. Yes it was dead when I found it!


As ever, thanks for reading - sorry this post has been a little short and sweet, I'll try and do better next time!

Later all :) 


7 comments:

  1. They look awesome! The black in particular is really striking!

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  2. Aw thanks man, I had a lot of fun with them :)

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  3. Great work Tom, really love these! I agree with Nick, I especially love the use of black in this scheme!

    Love the 100% commitment on the base work to - dead animals is just on another level!

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  4. They look fantastic. Very well done.

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  5. Is that some sort of slate you used for the rock? Looks great!

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  6. It all looks great are you sticking too skitari or bringing in the wider mechanium. As I said before love the basing. Also love the different washes on the metal areas. Nice post.

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  7. Thanks for all the nice comments fellas. I think I'm probably just going to stick with Skitarii at the moment, I really only want them to give my knights some support and my 30k mech is sating my 'more mech' needs.

    Basing is really important to me and I'm a firm believer in treating bases just as important as a model, even the best painted model will look less impressive on a plain unpainted base - and conversely a neat, simply painted miniature can look fantastic on a sharp, consistent base scheme.

    The base is actually just Cork board coated in the technical paint Agrellian Earth, washed with earth shade and dry brushed with underhive ash and tyrant skull.

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