Its been a fortnight since I reorganised my praetorian forces so I thought it would be a good time for a progress update. I have started on the first 40 men. They will form a blob squad of 30 (Sergeants with power weapons, and a commissar which is still to come) with a command squad of 4 grenade launchers and a special weapon squad of 3 grenade launchers. I have a second one of these 40 man firing blobs to do as well. I can't decide whether to convert up some plasma rifles to go in the main blob? If I do want to, I will convert up 6 from the 2nd batch of men and swap 3 into this lot. OK! On to some pictures and remember these are still WIP.
I have been doing them in semi-batch painting, so some are closer to being finished then others.
Yes, that's a 'Caine' officer in the back.
I am toying with the idea of doing red-ish gun barrel holes (from the laser fire)
Double this and I can form a nice square :)
I was using natural light for the photos but the dogs outside were way too interested!
"Get out the way, your casting shadows!"
The brown one is ours and the black one we are dog sitting for my parents.
I'm sure the Sarg at the front is yelling "Fire at the giant dogs!"
Lighting bolts on the power swords. I don't totally love these. Suggestions anyone?
Also, I started to add a blue glow/ hue around the swords but it still needs work.
Finally, here we have the chap that was sending me crazy when I first started!
seeing that he's 'different' I made him a corporal for showing initiative.
I'm currently waiting on some tufts for the bases but I will also add slate and high grassy bushes like on my fleet regiment models-
-like these guys.
So, what do people think? Still not too early down the painting path to change stuff if you have suggestions, and obviously still more work to do. Man, this takes forever!