More work on the First legion tactical squad in mark III armor. It was time to sit down and get to the highlights that I have been procrastinating on. I started with the brown leather bits (ammo pouches and holsters). The first highlight was GW Doombull Brown, followed by GW Tuskgor Fur. The Tuskgor fur was laid down in thinner lines, and only applied to the most exposed, brightest edges.
You have to click through to see much detail in the image above. Some Tuskgor fur was used in very thin lines to make scratches and other marks of wear. Here is a close up of one of the holsters.
Next I buckled down and got to the black armor highlights. I'm still suffering trauma from painting Deathwatch marines and I revisited the horrors once again trying to put fine light grey lines on the sharp edges of the power armor and backpacks. Also, the back packs continually remind me that four of them were assembled wrong, so the ribs across the top don't align. This wouldn't annoy me half so much if I hadn't had some 30 years of experience assembling models. So classy. Anyway, I'm going to let it ride on these guys and hope I don't flub any more mark III backpacks in the future.
Once dried, I shaded the bases with a heavy coat of GW Agrax Earthshade, straight from the pot.
I really like how this came out once dry. I highlighted the rubble a bit with Vallejo Light Brown and there called it quits for now.
The squad is basically complete, and it is time to move on to the second squad if I hope to have any chance of completing two squads and an HQ before the end of January. I haven't made final decisions on squad markings and heraldry so I expect to come back and do something with right shoulders and knees at some point in the future.
Before the week ends, I should have a post up with progress on the second squad of Calabanites in mark IV plate.
Cheers and Happy Gaming!