So, this post is a little like cheating. You see, I have quite a back log of posts to work on, and this was going to be a WIP, but I’ve actually wound up finishing these guys. So, I could just as easily skip the WIP post, but I figured that I might as well put this up anyway, since I’d bothered to take the photos for them already.
The sad part is that the photos that I did take weren’t all along the process, but only a single WIP shot of them when they were practically finished (see photo to right). Well, I guess that was just the base models. Though they’re pretty far along, they don’t have their shoulderpads painted, and aren’t even completely assembled (they’re missing the pistons in the back of their legs–I didn’t assemble or paint those until the very end. Truth be told, this was due in large part because I didn’t know what they were or where they were supposed to go. Doh!)
I also didn’t have the guns done at this stage, which were really the last things I did. Generally speaking, since I magnetize a lot of my stuff, I consider each magnetized piece a separate model for painting purposes. So, there’s no point in painting the guns until I have the guys done. Having the guys done gives me good inspiration to finish the guns so I can sit down and play with them. I did, however, wind up painting the extra head. One model has his head magnetized so that I can interchange him between a sergeant of a second squad or just a team member of the first. That way I can field a bigger squad if I so desired without having to buy more models.
Lastly, the outstanding piece is that they don’t have their bases done (which you wouldn’t expect until I finish painting them). These actually took a couple of weeks to do because I had set aside some wood chips out of the garden to use as basing material for these, but I couldn’t for the life of me find them. I finally broke down and just used some pieces of cork and, wouldn’t you know it, I found the wood chips the same evening as I finished painting the bases. Well, they’re done now… so I guess the wood chips will have to be used on the knight?
So, if I get giddy, I should probably paint up the close combat arms as well–but I don’t foresee that happening anytime soon. I’ve already moved on to another project…