So onto the next project for this week. Following on from the test scheme on Mk3 armour I really liked the idea of the more elite forces having older armour patterns so to that end I started on my first 5 man squad. A little dab of green stuff to change a Blood Angel head into something more fitting and a selection of weaponry from the plastic Raptor/Warp Talon box set and I had a good basis to start.
After the painting I realised that I may need them to stand out a little more from my other infantry so I'm going to remove the heads and replace with the Forge World skull helms. I also think that the scenic bases need to be 32mm rather than the 28mm I've used so a little tweaking will be in order before I get much further with the other 5 man squads.
And now onto something a bit different. I'm really keen on keeping the army fast paced and the idea of jetbikes really appeals to me - however I'm not a massive fan of the 'easy rider' Scimitar pattern, so turning back to the pages of Collected Visions I decided to cobble together a jetbike pattern (not a Bullock and not a Scimitar but let's say Rapier) that I could see skimming through the ranks of the enemy. So having already acquired some third party jetbikes and enough parts from the Master of the Ravenwing I started to go about converting up a unit of jetbikes for the Night Lords force. I've done 5 so far but plan on adding 12 to the finished army. So here they are as they stand at the minute, I'm hoping to get some paint on them over the next few weeks.
Keep watching the skies.