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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kurganova WiP and NurgleTermi Squad Typhus part 2

The Raging Heroes Kickstarter has me looking to solidify some color thoughts about the Heresy Suppression Force (HSF).  Since I do have the Kurganova Sisters I thought I'd mess around with some ideas in advance of fielding the full army.

I quickly settled upon a basing scheme using the awesome 'Trenchworks" series from Secret Weapon and got painting.

I started with a black primer and then a weak wet-brush of off white to show the detail a bit more clearly...  these eyes ain't getting any younger!  This was followed by a rough in of the flesh and some shading/highlighting of the skin tones.  Facial detail isn't in place yet but the basic textures are coming along.


 I decided on red backgrounds and yellow/gold lettering for the cape details and yellow/gold for the shoulder boards and braids.

Ivanka is trending red.  As a political officer/commissar I thought she'd need a different color scheme to the main body of troops.  This is in keeping with my initial inclination to use a lot of red trim for Elite Inquisition troops.  I'm thinking the Kurganova Heavies will fill this role eventually.

The main body of regular troopers I'm thinking about an ochre, white, and brown leather scheme.  I've started this on the Admiral.  In retrospect I might not want the Admiral in 'Ground Pounder Brown'  oops!  Have to decide on a Naval Scheme as well!  She's also set far back on her base so I can accommodate the dog!

 I'm thinking about the cloaks and am torn.  I think I'll go with winter white/gray for Ivanka and her ilk while using a brown for the other officers and regulars.  Kind of an old Soviet look.  Still undecided though as the winter white/gray is kind of appealing in an urban oriented force.


 Termis Squad Typhus part 2 is similar to the first part and is also using the Heavy Flamer.  I'm really liking the Secret Weapon washes for making grime in the folds and really layering things up.  Like the first part the weapons are corrupted but very plain and may be revisited to add a few details like colors on fuel tanks etc...

 I do like the relatively monotone appearance of these guys and have gotten a few comments on the bases.  I think the color contrast is nice and anyway how often do you get to use pink for a base!


Tentacles! 

Come to Papa Nurgle!

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