Thursday, 27 January 2011
The Shadow Guard
After recieving a large number of old (I prefer 'classic' considering how well sculpted some of them were) models from a fellow Games Workshop Hobbyist my Dad carefully cleaned the models and replaced any parts that were too badly damaged to be reused. This also gave him the opportunity to include some weapons that these models were certainly not supplied with but in both his and my own opinion have added to the character of the models. Below is a selection of individual piece shot's as well as some back story as to what 'character' they now represent as well as how they were modified and painted.
All of the models in this army have a unique variation of a colour scheme my dad created in order to ensure that his army did not look like an existing chapter of Space Marines. Utilising the citadel foundation paints Iyanden darksun and Calthan brown he has created a striking contrast that is made complete with the addition of smooth neutral tones such as bleached bone on the models hood and interior robes and sharp colours such as blood red on their purity seals.
Some of you may have noticed the sepia brown lines that help frame and differentiate the colours of the shoulder pad, at the time of painting my dad was unsure how effective they would be but as demonstrated in these photograph it helps hone the edging into a tidy straight line.