After spending over an year in a drawer my retribution models were finally ready for assembly and painting. I'm a father of a 1,5 year old hurricane and therefore my hobby time is very limited. But 15-30mins per evening gets you forward relatively fast. At least I'm quite proud of my progress. Instead of doing the studio scheme I wanted my force to have more of a guerilla look. The scheme is heavily inspired by Billingsly's amazing scheme, thanks mate! I'm painting the whole army on one big go as it seems to be the way to do this particular project and this time I'm trying to paint good tabletop quality rather than showpieces. I tend to get way too hooked up on detailing and forget the big picture. This time it will be different!
Sentinels + UA.
The bases are not done yet, but otherwise this unit was very fun to paint and I'm very happy with the result.
Mage Hunter test model.
I was thinking of doing the whole force with the greenbrownish color, but in the end decided to give MHSF a bit of different flair with the grey cloak. The other models of the unit and the commander are halfway ready too.
Phoenix & Griffon
I actually had both of the models ready and assembled before starting this project. Poor Griffon was used for many color scheme tests and I had to strip the paint off from her completely and did some minor re-posing too. Phoenix was also assembled, but had a really akward "studio standard" pose. I also wanted her to have more aggressive and went through a relatively painful process of making her sword two handed.
And here are some solos and Manticore I just undercoated tonight with an airbrush. I absolutely hate the Manticore/Hydra - duck heads so I built a custom head for the combo strike lady. The holes and cuts on her shoulderpads are for upcoming battle damage. The guerilla force shouldn't be too clean and straight from the factory looking, right!?
I will post more pictures as the project progresses. For once I've decided that I will not take this force to the table before it is fully painted. There's still a long way to go, but I'm pleased with the looks and the vibe of this posse so far. Oh, the warcaster will be Kaelyssa and I probably will add another caster once I first get this show on the road.
C&C very welcome, thanks for watching!