Welcome to Part 8 of this series, which we could subtitle as Icon and Decal Hell. After finishing off a side project or two, I got back to the grind of trying to finish off these guys. After a few touch ups it was time to focus on those Chapter badges, which I am doing by hand and with aid of a stencil. The first thing I do is hand paint the basic shape, then I go over that with the stencil to guide the rest of the shaping process. I continue to tighten it up until I am satisfied with results.
|The Chapter Icons, halfway thru the process.|
|Tactical arrows applied.|
Next I added the '2' icons to their left knee pads, again using Micro-Set.
|'2's added to knees.|
Then using Folk Art English Mustard I paint over the white Tactical arrows. I had to do this in multiple layers which unfortunately made some of these appear 'muddy' or splotchy. Hopefully this won't appear so obvious after I seal the minis.
After a few more touch-ups and detail chasing, it was time to glue on the backpack and bolter to these two guys below. They are to the point were I feel that I can declare them as 'done'.
The other guy with the magnet arms, I am focusing on him next. Then the Vet. Sgt. After that I will only have the Land Speeder left to complete and I will be done with this Celestial Lion project. So close, yet so far... :)