So today I finally make a follow up post on the Vanguard Veterans and the progress made on them, which isn't much thanks to the holidays. But some progress was made and 2 of them are about finished. These guys have been a fun project as I've been able to get a lot of practice painting both blood and battle damage as you will see in later pictures. I want the models to look like they're wading through combat, the blood of their enemies showering them as their weapons fall.
The first guy done is just a Veteran with a power axe. I love power axes but try to avoid them a bit as Dorn teaches the sword as the perfect marshal weapon. But having 1 or 2 marines with one won't hurt anyone, right? This guy has a bit of a generic battle ready pose. In this pic I don't have all of the details and wash on him yet either. Still very happy with him though and I can't wait to have a full squad of these dudes with jump packs.
Practicing doing blood on weapons. I added more bloches and dots of random blood splatter to the axe and armour of the marine. Also added blood splatter to his shield a bit since that's inevitably going to get a little messy as gore flies around.
Sergeant with power fist and storm shield. This guy apart from having his jump pack/power plant is pretty much done. Though I will probably add a flag to his power plant and I accidently gave him the wrong shield. The one he was suppose to have had a veteran cross symbol with Imperial Fist logo in the center from the etched brass sheet. Might fix this later though somehow....
Claw guy! the only fellow to not have a storm shield.
If you look close you can see the blue glow of energy
on his claws.
Still working on these guys a bit more today and tomorrow. Hope to have them mostly finished by sunday! But so much to do still....