A new year begins, and after having crammed out an entire O&G army for a tournament (well, three colours at least), I can return to finish off and start some more Epic armies during 2011.
I managed to finish some Inquisitorial Stormtroopers for my Ordo Malleus Strike Force, and to give them some Rhinos. The Storm Troopers are the standard SG ones, and I have to admit they grew on me. Because they are so uniform, I decided to paint them in Ordo Malleus colours and disregard that they are part of the Inquisitorial Forces of the army list. Then I decided to paint them in an inverted colour scheme compared to my Grey Knights, so I picked out a deep red for the uniform with grey plasteel armour to match. Hellguns are black.
Ordo Malleus and Mystics do not match well, so I modelled a standard instead. The standard will represent a Command Squad, thus improving their FF skills. I also intend to run this platoon as a second Storm Trooper Platoon for my Steel Legion. The standard will then represent a Commissar (Leader and Fearless go well with standards). Now, I just have to paint up some Valkyries to match (already ordered).
The Rhinos were painted like my Land Raiders, but with a little more contrast added to them. I think it paid off, and future Grey Knight Land Raiders will be painted in the same way.
The Rhinos are old plastic ones, and I changed the front armour a bit, adding a bit of plasticard, some etched brass and greenstuff laurels.
and a shot of the entire formation
After a trip to the Canary Islands, some more gribblies and Chaos miniatures will make their appearance.
As always, thanks for watching (despite the crappy pictures).