Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Musings - New Armies

As I continue through these IG painting projects, I realize that I will probably start doing some more "building" before they're all completed. In the interest of keeping things interesting I think I will do one unit/squad at a time, bouncing back and forth between different armies. Not sure if it will work but I thought I would share a few of the ideas that are brewing in the ol' noggin'

  • SPACE MARINES: I did some a long time ago but this new army has a very specific vision.  They will be called The Liberators.  Yes, there is already a chapter by that name but oh well, bear with me.  Inspired by the WW2 Liberator bomber, these marines will be down and dirty marines, painted in OD and bearing lots of character.  The chapter symbol will be an eagle head and the Chapter banner will be a variation on the classic Japanese flag but with the colors of the American flag.  These guys will be a very "gung ho" "can do" kind of group, very "John Wayne".  The challenge for me here will be the composition of the models, using unique poses and customizing whenever possible.
  • ALBINO ORKS:  Still in the conceptual stages, it may have already been done.  I am thinking Orks painted from a shade of light pink up to pure white, pink snouts and red, beady eyes.
  • TYRANIDS: I want to have a crack at building a 'Nid army using the color scheme made popular by Simon Egan.  Below is a pic for reference...

So that's it for now.  Do you guys have any cool ideas for future projects?  Just brainstorming?  Share with the group...
The war goes on, 


the other Kevin said...

It can get monotonous sticking with the same type of mini with the same color style. Branching out to try other armies can be a good thing. My problem has always been stepping back to a previous collection to add or improve.

All your ideas sound great and well thought. I'm interested in seeing which army you choose to start up, and what you do with it when you do.

Anonymous said...

I have a few ideas myself...

Marines: Master of the Forge and Dreadnought based army, all the dreadnought painted up in the various primary and secondary colors with contrasting collars and 'bear ears' (sensor dishes?) at the top of the sarcophagus. They are the Grateful Dread. I know, bad bun, but it would be a fun army none the less.

Imperial Guard: Using High Elves legs with the scale armored long coats combined with Cadian torsos and arms with the beardy heads of the Space Wolves. Add the fur hats and you have a very Russian themed guard unit.

Tyranids: Paint in chrome silver for all of the 'hard parts' and a sickly translucent greenish white for all the soft areas. Paint over the chrome with clear greens and other clear tints.

Col. Hessler said...

@Jason: Now that's what I'm talking about. The Grateful Dead Marines idea is over the top...Jerry Garcia as the Chapter Master??? Wow...LOL

The IG and 'Nids ideas are should at least try a few test figures to see what they look like. If you do, send me some pics.