Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Grey Knights: DaBoyz GT 2011 Project Army T-14 Weeks

A quick update with some models I've been working on.  No bases yes as I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do with them.  Any advice is welcome.  I want them to look like urban rubble and I picked up some GW ruins to use.  The problem is the collection of ruins I've started to make a full table is stone/marble and the colors are very close to the whites and greys in my marines.  I'd like a little contrast from the colors in the marines to the colors on the bases.

I kept the black, white, and silver scheme of my other marines and terminator for this guy.  My justicars have blue cloth so I made the librarian's red.  My normal marines have red weapons so I made his sword blue.  Now he stands out well from the other terminators with the opposing colors.  This is a finecast model with hands swapped to change his standard staff with a force sword from the strike sprue.
 Some details.  Check out the gem on the knee, man I'm proud of that haha!.  All the books and purity seals have freehand script also.

Strike marine with halberd
Same stuff here.  It's hard to get a decent picture of the eyes, but for once I'm happy with the way they're coming out.  The closer I zoom, the sloppier the paint looks too hehe.  Anyways, they look pretty sweet with the naked eye I think. 
Here's a different angle so you can see the blending on the halberd.  Each marine has several added purity seals also.  I used every extra seal from the sprues on the marines and vehicles.

Strike marine with psycannon
This guy is one of my favorites.  I'm not big on super soldiers without helmets, but I like the face sculpts.  The way I see it for my force is the weapon specialists rely more on their senses and vision and want to avoid the restriction of a helmet, so all my psycannon carriers will be helmetless.
The gun is tilted down so some detail is lost.  The coils under the barrel are painted blue with a pretty nice OSL glow effect on the underside of the barrel and the side of the magazine.

That's all for now.  More updates next week.


  1. What is on the bottom of your bases? A washer? What size/type etc..

    Really like the red/black hazard stripes and police theme.

  2. Looking good; in particular, I like the color scheme you chose for them, very crisp looking. Interested to see what you do with the bases.

  3. Thanks guys!

    @ Ghostin ~ I use 1" washers, the ones with the smallest holes and most metal for weight. I forget what they're called. Every one of my tyranids and GK have these glued on for additional weight. Also, I use a rod with a magnet glued on the end when painting. The washer on the base snaps onto the end of the rod and now I can paint my model without touching it with my fingers.

  4. mosaic tiles would offset the models and give subtle colour & flair to the models and the ruiny bit would give the base some shape to complete the look.

  5. Wow nice painted Grey knights. Wish I could paint like that, but at least I;m getting better with every model I paint. Good thing i have a lot of orks to paint haha

  6. Cool; I've been trying a bunch of different things to weight down my models. Some have worked, some haven't. For the heavier/taller models (HGs, Zoans) I used pine racing car weights. For most others I just filled in the base with spackle, but for small-base tall models it just isn't enough. I've tried to avoid adding height, but think I'll have to for my stealers and especially my ymgarl. I have the plastic SH stealers (call it nostalgia) and the new stealer bodies with Chapterhouse Ymgarl heads, which I absolutely love.