Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Grey Hunter Melta

Well, I know it's not Thursday, but we've had some timetable shifting this week, so here's the effort for this week a little early, the first squad's melta gunner.

I had a friend ask about the scale, so to reiterate how small these are I'm holding him. When I see the photo's I amaze myself, and I'm only an average painter! The pics you see on other blogs and particularly in White Dwarf magazine and stuff are truly phenomenal when you see highlights and stuff on such tiny, tiny things!

I'm holding these right under the light, so they don't look as good, the highlights are way off to under natural light, but it's night time so little option there.

Anyway, here's my new melta-gunner. Pack marking side...

It's amazing how long it takes to do these with all the little furry bits, trinkets and other additions that aren't on "normal" marines. Back with some of the other shoulder pad showing...

Front on. Note that I'm using the beak style helmets (I'm sure there's an official name for them for people who know what they're talking about!) for the special gunners (plasma, melta etc.)

And just for fun, here they are so far. Note that I painted the melta in the same way on the troop as I did on the dreadnought, with the red cylinder thing with yellow bits on it. I quite enjoy little touches like that. Also you can see that the bit of the gun that their left hand supports is always in brass. I'm hoping that they look just a little more "together" with those touches. 

And here they are from the front. It's nice to have enough guys that I feel like I'm actually adding to a small force with each guy I finish now. It's also sort of fun to see the pack markings on the shoulders all looking the same to tie them all in. I think next up I'll paint my Mark of the Wulfen guy, so look for him late next week!

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