Last week, I posted a sham piece on my “WIP” Centurions. It was a sham because I had taken some work in progress shots, but the models had been painted before I wrote that blog post (in fact, they were finished painting–but not basing–in time to play a game in the middle of last month).
This post picks up where that one left off.
Now that I think about it, these guys aren’t truly finished. It seems that the sergeants of Centurion squads are automatically upgraded to be veterans, so I do need to go back and paint a white stripe on their heads. Drat… I’m sure that will happen eventually, but certainly not by the time I finish this post. I also tend to paint every weapon arm imaginable for a model before I consider it truly finished and, for some reason, I never bothered to paint the close combat arms for these guys (I’m guessing because it just seems so impractical as an option, and there are so many fiddly bits?).
Since the last post, they got a bunch of extra detail work, and shoulderpads–oh, and weapons. Speaking of which, I’ve somehow managed to lose a weapon army already. Don’t ask me how, but one of the lascannons has since gone missing. I’d had them painted up for a week or so and played a single game with them, and boom, one lascannon down. The good news is that, even at that rate of loss, I’d probably be able to field them for quite a long time. Seeing as I don’t play with the same units every game, and I don’t even seem to play a game per month anymore, I could probably stand to lose a gun per game I played with them and stretch it out to nearly 10 years before I’d lost them all…
I looked everywhere around where I took the pictures, and where I painted them, but they never turned up. My hope is that I somehow lumped those guns into the storage box where I put away the rest of my army after that game. The good news is that I don’t think I’d practically want to play with six lascannon armed centurions in a single game, so it wouldn’t be a huge loss if it never turned up, but I hate to lose models regardless of how much I expect to play with them.
Anywho, I’m not sure I have all that much else to say about these guys. You’ll note that they’re lacking in giant omega (Ultramarine) symbols on their shoulders. This is because I wasn’t exactly happy with how the ones came out on their butt-flaps, and I was really pushing to get these done quickly, so I figured it was better to wait on these until I was prepared to take a little extra time to make them clean.
So that’s my centurions for you. Just a bunch of blue guys covered in yellow markings with red weapons. By and large, they look about like the rest of the army, except they’re slightly bigger and have more magnets per capita than your average tactical squad. Next up? I don’t know… maybe more fortifications!