This color scheme is a direct copy of my pal Trevor's original Necromunda army (from the back of the original Rogue Trader era plastic box). He was happy with his paint scheme and got me to paint a few units for him, I thoroughly enjoyed painting these guys, and when my brother picked up a 2nd ed Cadian army, I chose to use that same paint scheme and it worked really well. However this is the only troop model I painted for it (I ended up painting some odd-ball models for it like Primaris Psykers etc.) In recent years I have bought the army from him and I have also bought a Valhallan army as well that I'm also testing this paint scheme on. I think they might mix well. Meanwhile I'm trying this color scheme on current plastics.
Although they were only a full-blown army briefly in 2nd edition, I have always been fascinated by these guys since their White Dwarf Magazine appearances in the late '80s. I have a full 10-man squad of these guys comprised mostly of original '80s era metal marines. I entered this squad in the '99 Baltimore Games Day but they were unloved by the judges...
The Eldar have been my eternal nemesis since my first Rogue Trader game in late '88, but over time I have developed a fondness for them. My old pal Mark has an Eldar army that he's been collecting for about as long as I've been collecting orks, and has had me painting the odd model of his off an on for years. Saimhann has been his army craftworld of choice and I got really good at painting them. So much so, that I started a small army of my own. These guys are what my base troops look like.
This is my Codex: Space Marine army of choice based upon the awesome background that GW developed for the 3rd war of Armageddon campaign. I whipped up this guy for a local painting competition (I lost to a vastly Superior painting of Typhus) but I guess the lack of challenge in the paint scheme sort of bored me so I have the rest of the models hanging out on the painting table. This will be a small army that I don't intend to make too big, but allow me to use models and tactics that aren't available to my Space Wolves. Shame that I accidently cut the back-banner out of this photo, I think some of you might have appreciated it....
I loaded up on this army 10 years ago when Serious Hobbies closed down (they weren't so serious after all apparently) and it's where I first met my pal Charlie whose first words to me were a comment on the mountain of Dark Eldar that I had in my arms ("They die in droves you know..."), However, I never did anything with this army, but with the new Codex and models, I'm very keen to get this army going. This is my first paint scheme attempt that I recently completed on one of the original plastics from the 3rd ed starter box. I like it a lot (although I'll probably not go so over-board with the cast-light glow from the eyes on future models.
Other armies that I have that I haven't got around to building or painting example of yet are the Sisters of Battle, Chaos Daemons, and Tyranids.
I hope you enjoyed this,