I have just finished painting my next two Swiftclaw bikers I started 3 days ago. I didn't start them sooner because I decided to add a satchel with a utility rope to the front part of the bikes. The rolled up blanket-thingy didn't seem enough and looked rather empty and dull on its own. The rope is just wire and the bags are simply a piece of plastic with a greenstuff flap. Very simple, yet effective and it only takes about half an hour to make. Basically one full session for me.
|Swiftclaws front view|
|Swiftclaws back view|
As you can tell from the photos I tend to work in pairs. So they tend to be similar in design. The first two I painted were also similar, as will be the next two. I do this on purpose, because it speeds up things when modeling and painting. Naturally if I modeled all six the same painting would be easier, but I wanted a bit of variety.
I also started building up my first unit of Long Fangs. I bought two boxes of the old Long Fang box sets from a guy who has become disillusioned with Games Workshop, and was selling his stuff at the club in nearly pristine condition. I bought both for the price of one. I did this mostly for the old Space Wolf sprue (the one with the meltagun and wolf-head backpack) and because I like the feel of metal models. But I soon regretted this decision.
That's all for today.
Farewell and good health,