Sunday, 22 May 2011
My eldest has been badgering me to help him paint up his space marines for ages, so today I spent a couple of hours on five figures that he decided were going to be Crimson Fists, whatever that means. We had a picture in his space marines codex thingy to use as a reference but it was all a bit made up as we went along, using the paints he had in his boxed set together with a few extra shades from my collection.
Alex did most of the drybrushing work while I concentrated on the fiddly bits and details. I think they came out quite well, especially as we knocked them out in the space of a short afternoon using what we had available. The hardest bit was getting the decals to sit on the curved shoulder pads. I had to trim them down and slap on loads of decal fix to get them to settle but they behave themselves in the end with a little persuasion.
I quite enjoyed this little diversion from the usual but I don't think I'll be taking up Warhammer 40K at any point in the future.