Sunday, June 29, 2014

Minotaurs Vs Lamenters (Part 7)

Hi everyone,

I'm back with another post on the little Badab War vignette that I have nearly finished.

Today I want to talk a bit about the banner and banner arm with the Chapter insignia.

I have to spit it out straight away, I do not envy gamers who have decided to build a Lamenter army.  I do not envy them, but I sure as hell do admire them.  Painting whole squads of Lamenter shoulder  Chapter insignia with the checkers and the bleeding heart must be a nightmare.  At least that is what it was for me.
It took me several attempts to paint a the checkered pattern to my liking.  In the end, I managed to do it by painting a black undercoat and masking the lines.  Then I airbrushed in the white parts.

The circle is a decal of the Imperial Fists, with the heart painted on top of the fist.  I found this the best way to paint in a perfect circle.

The fitting of the banner was also a bit tricky, and in order to do so I had to determine once and for all where the Space Marine would sit and pin it down.  Only then could I apply the putty to form the shape of the banner.

After attaching the banner and arm to the marine, I continued to finish the painting.  I wanted a metallic finish for the banner to contrast with the matt finish of the Lamenter.
At first, I was going to do a company banner, but in the end, I went for a squad banner.  I thought this was more realistic and suitable for a small vignette. When the green stuff cured, I painted it up in the colours and insignia of the 3rd Company's 2nd squad.
Next post I wrap things up the the presentation of the finished product.  Until then;

Farewell and good health,


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