Greetings Terrans! After an age without much to show, I’m feeling quite the productive little hobby unicorn this week, with not one, but two whole posts! Ok, so this post is near identical to the last one, but hey, painting squads is kinda like that. Here you go, another Assaulty-Bolter squad for my Legion of the Damned:
Slight confession – the dude 2nd from the left was already painted up from my initial start on the project back in April… He was the only one from back then with the ‘Auto’ flavour of bolt rifle, so I specifically made four more dudes to make up a squad. Here they are one by one:
And the dude from April:
Paint-wise these are painted in exactly the same way as before, so absolutely nothing new to report. However, while we are on the subject of painting, I will make my next post a tutorial type affair as I crank out a LotD Lieutenant… Not that I think it’ll be especially illuminating for such excellent hobbyists as frequent this shabby wee corner of the noosphere, but it might be slightly more interesting than ‘here’s a thing I painted – yes, it’s the same as all the other things I painted, blah blah blah’… at the very least, it’ll remind me how I painted said things when I next come back from a break 😊
Anyhow, that’s all for now – stay safe out there Terrans!
As usual, very nice! :-)
Thanks mate – a bit of a samey post, but it is what it is :-)
Pete S/ SP said:
So nice to see you pop up in my feed again man. Love these dudes. Those flames are incredible and I really like the head on knife-guy.
Cheers dude, it has been a while, glad you like ‘em matey! :-)
These are so cool Alex which is probably what I said before so sorry for not being original. Love those flames which I also said! All in all a fantastic group of figures and looking forward to you painting tutorial as well. Love things like that along with WIP posts. Everyone has something to contribute and I’ve never failed to learn lots from what others do. 🤗
Cheers mate, I’m happy with ‘cool’ 😁👍
It’s going to be weird doing a tutorial – seems a bit up myself, but hopefully folks take it in the spirit intended.
You are an excellent painter mate so no fears on that front but even if you weren’t then it is worth remembering that the best coaches never played the game! 🙂
As said on prevoius posts, I love your take on these. It’s nice to see the LotD scheme on the Primaris sculpts, I think you did really great.
Cheers mate :-)
Glad to have you back Alex! It’s a gread modernized take on a classic theme, they’re super cool.
Cheers mate :-)
Once again they’re looking fantastic! Any thoughts on how far you’ll take this project – I’d be very curious to see how you’d handle a Legion of the Damned dreadnaught or tank for instance.
Cheers dude – I do have Primaris tanks and dreads on sprues, all are pencilled in for LotD phase 3, though a purist would no doubt make point that LotD are infantry only in the fluff 🧐
Are they though? I mean, I’ve never seen a reference that I can recall to LotD tanks etc, but equally I don’t remember ever seeing anything that categorically says they don’t. Isn’t it just left open ended? Either way, speaking as someone who probably is a fluff-purist, the rule of cool trumps all else!
Oh absolutely – rule of cool all the way… long term, I’m even thinking militia, Sisters, even Knights!
That sounds awesome! Would they be thematic (i.e. LotD-style Sisters of Battle for instance) or just allies?
I’m thinking LotD-ified… in the original fluff the Legion suffered a ‘lost-in-the-warp’ situation that killed all the regular humans and most of the Marines… I’m working along those lines with the idea that a few ships go missing from a crusading fleet, with the occupants being ‘Damned’. While Marines might be the only ones tough enough to survive, I reckon Sisters & allies might survive on faith alone! But that’s for another day (more likely another year) :-)