Given that this log has grown beyond its original scope, I've changed the title (ty to the awesome mod who helped me out with that) and will be updating on multiple projects here. The first page is all my Guardians of the Covenant progress. The second page of the log shows the completed army and then begins my adventure with the Sons of Russ. As the log grows, I'll add to this introduction. Hopefully I keep it going long enough to have to update this multiple times.
Thanks for reading!
After bouncing around from army to army, collecting models, building some of them, and generally painting none of them, I have finally managed to bring myself as close to a "finished" army as I have ever been.
This project has been ongoing for the better part of three years but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and I wanted to post some shots up here to help motivate me to see this through to the end.
The army is meant to represent the 1st Company of the Guardians of the Covenant; a DA Successor chapter mentioned briefly in the DA Codex. The only photos of the Guardians in the 'dex were of standard marines, so I had free reign in designing my "CrimsonWing" (lame, I know - but I had to call them something, right?).
I ended up settling on dark metallic armor with crimson accents (aquillas, etc.). As I was moving along, I found that the army wasn't terribly interesting to look at, so I tried adding a few elements to it to break things up a bit. I decided to make the right pauldrons of each Terminator dark (angels) green as an homage to the Dark Angels. I mixed in various other green and gold accents throughout the force to add a bit of variety. I also tried for a lightning effect on the claws and the swords...it turned out OK I guess.
I know that my painting leaves a lot to be desired and I know that I really should do some freehand work (particularly on the right shoulders). I considered doing some heraldry on the pads, but ultimately chickened out. The closest I came to doing that was on the small chest/shoulder shields where I did a half-and-half crimson/black scheme (like my banner). If I get up enough courage, I may try and do some freehand one day.
About all I have left on the Terminators is the bases and some scribbling on the purity seals. I still have two land raiders (one normal, one crusader) as well as two dreadnaughts to finish up. So the army really isn't "done" but I'll be damned if I'm not pleased with having gotten this far.
Anyway, enough jibber-jabber, on to the photos, eh?
HQ (my "Belial" and a Chaplain [quite possibly my favorite model in the army])
Iso-shot of my HQ
A "very" WIP Land Raider
Pics of each squad in the next post(s)