Death Company Marine with Thunderhammer
I thought today I’d try and work on a single model again rather than trying to batch paint a squad. My final conclusion is that I’m much better at single model painting than batch painting. I look around the shelves surrounding my painting station, and I see have finished squads staring at me from everywhere, but very few unfinished character models. I think it’s because I get sick of painting a particular colour fairly quickly and want to move on to something new, and batch painting just doesn;t allow that.
Anyway, I thought I’d try and work on a Death Company Marine for the first part of my leave period. I put him together on Sunday night, and painted all of the details last night. I normally hate Space Marines who take their helmets off – it just doesn’t make sense to me, but I’m going to make an exception for the Death Company and have them all bare-headed – after all, they’re there to die, why bother with extras such as helmets that stop you from really ‘sinking your teeth’ into a foe…
I tried the GW site tutorial on painting these guys, and have decided that I’m also not much for that way of doing things. I prefer the way they’ve had the masterclasses run, where a single feature/element gets painted fully. I just don’t have the technical skill with the brush to not make mistakes, and the idea of partially painting the gems/blood drops before the gold casings just didn’t work for me.
Anyway, here are the pictures of psychotic marine #1 wielding his thunderhammer. I have to finish cleaning up all of the mistakes that I made overpainting on the armour, and the armour itself isn’t done at all, but the details, weapons, etc are all finished.