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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Paint Job Update: Space Wolves

A few months back I got a surprise from my good friend Brandon, he gave me his Space Wolf army that I painted for him. I was excited to have Space Wolves again as they were my very first 40K army. I had sold mine years ago and then Brandon asked me to paint his. I was more than happy to do so and he played them many times in 4th Edition, but really didn't like them in 5th even with their new codex, so when he asked if I wanted a free Space Wolf army that I had painted I jumped at the opportunity!

Then as I read the new codex I realized the paint scheme I had no longer matched the codex. I know to some this would be no big deal but I like to make my armies match the codex colors. The one thing I don't like though is Space Wolf Grey so I will be keeping the Darker codex grey look and just updating the shoulder pad colors as well as some areas that just don;t look quite right to me. The models to the left are going to be my test models. They are two different Grey Hunters that I will be updating.

 

Above and below you can see my completed updates. The first thing I did was color over their right shoulder pad using Mechrite red with a black pack marking. I then touched up some of the codex gray that was not looking too good. The next step was adding some battle damage to the armour; I tried not to go over board with it but I think I could have done a little more. Lastly I went over some of the model with Badab Black, Devlan Mud and Gryphonne Sepia just to tone down some of the brighter colors of the model. Lastly I noticed that the varnish I used before was more of a matte and had kind of a shine to it. This time I used my flat spray varnish and I was much happier with the outcome.


Well that is how I plan on updating the rest of the Space Wolves. I apologize for the picture quality I am still learning how to use my new light box so I hope to keep improving with each new picture I take. Right now I think my biggest problem is I need one more light to come in from above, so I will have to pick one up.

As always thank you for checking out my blog and please feel free to leave a comment.

-Meatball

6 comments:

Gyro said...

Wow, nice score you have there. It's always good when wayward minis come home too...

Meatball said...

@Gyro - Yes it is :) I am looking forward to getting them painted up to the new book and then playing a few games with them.

Papa JJ said...

That's awesome! Very kind of your friend to return those Space Wolves to their home, that must feel good to have them back. Nice job updating the color scheme, too! How large of an army is this one?

Meatball said...

@Papa JJ - It is a nice size army probably close to 2800 points. I am doing a Ragnar Blackmane Drop Pod army so I need to pick up about 6-8 drop pods but other wise the army is complete!

Night Runner said...

I really like the gritty look of your Wolves, especially the bases. Nice!

Meatball said...

@Night Runner - Thank you, I am trying to give them more of that gritty look so I am happy t is working :)

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