Good evening denizens of the Dark City!
I am fairly new to this forum, so bear with me on any technical hitches! Anyway, as you can tell by the title, this is my project log for my DE army. After spending a considerable amount of time trawling through this forum, it finally gave me the incentive and the much needed kick up the arse to unearth my (still) unfinished DE army. The Project
So essentially, what i have so far is a single squad of Kabal Warriors, a squad of Hellions, and an Archon. Being a student, and having very little (if any at all!) money, new models aren't a priority of mine at this given time. However, that being said, i do plan on expanding my collection by adding a squad of Incubi, some Mandrakes, a Razorwing and a Pain Engine. At this moment in time it's worth mentioning that i am not planning on gaming with these miniatures at all, as i do not have the time, but instead are for painting and modelling purposes. Anyway, here we go!:
So here is the 'Captain' (i say Captain, no idea what they're really called in DE though
) and the first little tweak i've done.
I know it's a simple little tweak, but i'm actually quite pleased as to how it's turned out. Helps to make the model more of a centrepiece to the squad.
And then secondly the entire squad after assembly:
I tried to variate the poses a little, just to add a little bit of diversity to my miniatures. After all, i think we've all been through our first space marines and realised how 'samey' a squad can become.
Now, here are four of the same squad, three Kabal and the 'Captain', with the armour finished. (Apologies for the not so great picture, lighting suitable enough for decent photography is somewhat of a rarity this time of year!)
I am VERY pleased with how the armour has turned out, as it is miles better than i expected. Also, i have developed the Captain further, essentially using him as a 'tester' to make sure the colours i have chosen fit together well, especially with regards to the contrasting green and red. The fact that i'm using the centrepiece of this squad as a tester may come as a surprise to some, considering how my last two testers turned out... Oops.
Anyhow, all joking aside, i also have a few truths to tell. I did, once upon a time, have an EXTREMELY bad tendency of spending hours, and hours on one single model. This is how i first approached these miniatures when i bought them over ten months ago, only managing to complete one single miniatures armour, this one:
Now, some of you may be wondering how it took me hours to achieve something which quite honestly, isn't of a massively high standard. Well, truth is, i just liked to try and make it as perfect in my eyes as possible. I do really like how this particular mini turned out, but after revisiting this project and hitting it really hard, i've noticed that although the paint job is similar, it is not entirely what i wanted, and so am having to re-paint it RIPAlmost there...
Here are a few extra snaps i took of other related things:
My Archon, still a WIP (clearly), again mounted upon a piece of slate. Simple snip, clip and stick jobby.
A few parts being painted separately. Just helps with getting into all those nooks and crannies y'know?'AND FINALLY'
A cheeky preview of an idea that formulated into reality for special magnetised bases for my Hellions...
And the other side...
This is where the 'magic' happens people!
Any comments or criticism will be GREATLY received on everything you have seen so far. I will try my upmost to provide daily/weekly updates on the course of my project, and to also answer any questions some of you may have! Any suggestions on a more suitable direction i should steer in wouldn't go a miss either!