"We can build him, we have the technology...with 100% 'bucket' bits."
I am finally back from the whirlwind of vacationing that has been the last week and a half or so, whew! Time to get to work! I've got a small role to play in the models portion of the massive Storm Wardens Project, but that doesn't mean I'm going to skimp!
I've spoken at length about the talents on the team; Ron Warp, Dave Taylor, SCWH's Mike and John, B-Ry, Drathmere, Jawaballs, Wynn Studio, and Señor Justin. The Storm Wardens blog I spoke of yesterday is displaying all of these finished models as they come across the table. So not only are these guys fantastic painters, but their efficiency is also humbling!
I'm doing one of the veterans of the command squad. He's not as important as, say, the Captain or Company Champion, but he ranks higher than a squad sergeant (I think). I wanted to make him full of character and try to be unique in his own right. Usually the command squad veterans end up just being tactical chumps with bolters, but not this guy!
Festooned with grenades and pouches
For me I wanted to make this guy as symbolic as possible too. To that end, he was assembled with all parts gained 100% through the Barter Bucket. I've got tons of bits myself, but just to add a little extra spice to the mix I went to the bucket...for everything. That way many readers all got to contribute to the project too. He includes a lot of bits for just one model:
- Blood Angels torso
- Space Wolves head
- 2nd edition original MkVII backpack
- SM Scout grenades
- SM Pouches
- 2nd edition Plasma Pistol (my favorite plasma pistol sculpt)
- Chaos Space Marine legs
- a Black Templars chainsword
- Secret Weapon custom resin Storm Wardens shoulder pad
- resin base also from Secret Weapon
Base and Storm Warden shoulder pad from Secret Weapon Miniatures