Monday, September 7, 2015

Showcase: Warhammer 40,000 Skitarii


Scuttling ahead of the Imperium's giant war machines and Titan engines in a swarm of flesh and metal; the Skitarii are a really interesting mash of weaponized steam-punk aesthetic and ancient technology. I thought they'd be a great entry point for me back into the world of painting.





I chose the weapon, head, and various war gear options for the models with some vague approximation about their intended role on the battlefield. I've been sticking to the traditional red "Mars" color scheme; it was a close call between that and the orange of Ryza (which I'm honestly still considering for my Cult Mechanicus). What I'm enjoying most about the models is the number of assembly options and their ability to look great in a variety of poses.

I started off with Vanguard before moving onto the Dragoon, the Ruststalkers and finally the Onager Dunecrawler. I've been looping back around and cleaning up some details here and there; I learned a lot in the few weeks it took me to finish everything, but I mostly like how they turned out so far.

Enjoy!

Skitarii: Vanguard








Skitarii: Dragoon








Skitarii: Ruststalkers







Skitarii: Onager Dunecrawler













Overall I'm happy with the progress I'm making, especially considering I'm still really just getting back into things. There are lots of little details which I'm planning to circle back around to now that the bulk of the models are assembled and painted together cohesively.

Any tips, comments, questions or discussions are always welcome. 

Next up: Cult Mechanicus