Along with the freshly-arrived codex, I started unpacking my beloved Commorraghians (and their renegade-blooded cousin-allies) and noticed that my current painting-style and skill has more-or-less developed.. My old color-scheme didn't appeal my eye in any way any more and I decided to re-paint and make up a new name and story for my pirate fleet.
I've added some pics (before&after) so you can see what I mean.. The old work is mainly red/black with the "plain-boring" look on them. The yellow ones are painted in the current theme I'm considering and I'm really looking for any critique&comments which could help me to get the bunch look like what they are - a blood-spilling, back-stabbing, scheming and exiled renegades..
I haven't made up with the bases yet but I was thinking of an ash-forge world -theme? I've also converted my Warp Spiders allies, better to match up with their Dark cousins. Here's the first one fully painted.
I used Dark Eldar Scourge bodies along with a Venom Pilot's head and a Warp Spider warp back generator that I carved out of the finecast models and sculpted it to fit into the Scourge's back.
I've always liked the Warp Spiders (who doesn't?), teleporting commando-elves, coolest E-V-E-R! One BIG issue I had with the models though, was the gun.. In which universe does a Spec-Ops unit carry guns twice the size of the person shooting it? So I converted the Death Spinners to match the more elegant, dynamic figure wielding it.
My yellow colour-theme also focuses heavily on details of a sun, as seen on the warp pack.
SO.. What do you think? Sticks and stones are all welcome as long it's something I can work with.
I'm thinking of putting together a force which could be used as DE, CWE, or combinations of the two. I'll be adding WIP-pics as soon as I'll get things officially started.