Earlier, I’d managed to get them assembled and slap enough bone colored paint on them to pass any GW painting standard (three color minimum!). I’d also claimed that I was going to move on to painting their armor next, which turned out to be a lie.
Well, not entirely. If you look at the left side of the picture, you can see that I did actually start painting their armor plates, but for some reason I decided to postpone that. The rationale here was that I thought it might be easier to get the brown of the pouches, straps, and gun-handles done first (if you look close, you can see that they’ve been at least base coated), and then I started thinking that with all of that blue armor, they wound up looking too… well, blue.
Shocking, I know; seeing as I play ultramarines, how can anything be too BLOO!?
But I eventually came around to painting their guns red to add a splash of color (Although I haven’t figured out what color to paint the gun tips yet (still deciding between blue and boltgun). Time will tell on that.
Anywho, as I progressed, I figured I’d update a WIP shot (one would think that painting a few pouches and guns would go faster than it has, but then again there are 101 of each). Surprisingly enough, the massive assembly line doesn’t have me hating the Imperial Guard yet, or sick of painting. I guess it’s just been too long…