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  • Writer's pictureBlaxkleric

"For Others, The Great Crusade Ended Long Ago."

"For us, it will not cease until all the worlds of Mankind are united once more.."

These 6mm scale metal models of five Adeptus Astartes Terminators used to be produced by “Games Workshop” as part of their now long out of production (OOP) “Epic” range, and were bought second-hand as part of a job lot from "eBay" at the start of this year. Disconcertingly, all of the figures had already been partially-painted, with all but two of them actually being dark blue in colour (presumably in preparation of becoming Ultramarines..?).

As a result my first task was to slap some "Vallejo" White over the quintet prior to properly pigmenting them with a couple of coats of Sun Yellow so as to mark them out as belonging to the Imperial Fists. Due to the sculpts being crisply cast I wasn't too worried about their details becoming overly soft with this approach, and was reasonably happy with the heavily-armoured space marines' definition once they'd been shaded in "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade and dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Sun Yellow.

"Outside the Legion, Horus' corruption spread to every organisation with which he had dealings."

Finally, all of the Terminators' storm bolters were treated to a combination of “Vallejo” Gunmetal and “Citadel” Nuln Oil. I did at this point consider also applying some “Vallejo” Heavy Red and "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson to their power-fists. However, having perused numerous illustrations of the Chapter's over-sized, armoured gauntlets I got the impression that they were predominantly yellow in colour, so left them alone. Perhaps in future I might use such a palette on a sergeant, lieutenant or captain to help mark them out on the battlefield..?

In addition to my latest "Epic" additions, I have also completed three more 15mm miniatures by “Alternative Armies”, which are sold as part of their "The Ion Age" range. All of the figures can be found inside IAF008 Retained Knight Post Charlie, and despite carrying Angis Rifles, have actually been painted to proxy some Sons Of Horus space marines from the "Warhammer 30K" universe.

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - These three Killbots have been weathered

The trio were initially undercoated with "Citadel" Sons Of Horus Green, and heavily shaded with "Citadel" Nuln Oil. I then dry-brushed them with (more) Sons Of Horus Green, before applying some "Citadel" Abaddon Black to their shoulder-pads, as well as the tops of their backpacks and firearms. All the miniatures' power units and rifles were later treated to a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil.

Lastly, I've been steadily progressing three Killbots by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" to use alongside their soon-to-be-released Corporate Wars range. I'm aiming to make these veteran automatons of yesteryear really show their age (and service to the United States of America) by being rather rusty, and rather badly beaten. Any excuse really to get the ever-reliable "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash out.

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