In the polls I asked you which of the following two models was best and which I painted, so as a quick refresher here are the models once again:
I didn't receive too many votes (only five on each poll) but for those of you that voted a big thank you for taking the time, so here are the results of those votes:
The second question asked you which of the two I painted and which of the two the staffer painted, I can now reveal that an amazing 40% of you were right! I painted model 1, the worst of the two models - unfortunately - however I am pleased with the results considering my previous painting 7+ years ago only ever got as far as thick colours and no inks, washes or highlighting.
All in all though I'm happy with the voting results and I'm happy that people did seem to like my work, it can only get better and I can now work with the scheme I have to improve it. Some of the plans for the future involve possibly lightening the grey a tad as at the minute unless the model is in bright light it looks very dark, I also plan at looking on how to tie the vehicles to the force using similar colours and patterns.
Finally any suggestions or assistance on drafting a 1500 point list that could combat Marines, Tau or Eldar would be much appreciated, then I can tailor it to deal with kroot mercs later on
Enjoy folks and hope to have the first completed "teether" squad up soon.
A few folks have emailed me direct or PM'd me on some of the forums I'm on asking about lightening up the fatigues on these guys and why it needs it. Below to help answer that is a picture of the two models taken without a flash and just using the ambient light from a 40w (my arse is it!) energy saver bulb and as you can see the models love extrememly dark: