|I always just liked the flavor text of this card.|
More often then not, people like to have their HQs be the center piece of their army. I as well like my leaders to look good. I spend more time planning, assembling, and painting them. As I take more time on them, I feel I slowly improve and learn how to produce better looking models. I wanted to share the progress of some of this.
First lets take a look at my tyranids. They were my very first army. Back when I didn't know the first thing about assembling models or painting them.
This is one of my oldest models. Pretty much my very first paint job. I'm not even sure if I primed him or not. The brown is simply a very watered down brown, as this was before I knew about washes. The black is not watered down at all, and then there are solid white for the stripes. The base was fine sand glued on and then all painted in a dark brown. The green tongue wasn't added till years later.
Now this is no where near perfect, but it is a huge improvement. I still need to add more detail to the base, and finish the bonesword to make it less flat green.
Let's take a look now at my more recent army. I started collecting my marines a year and a half ago, some time after the Blood Angel book came out.
Now while I'm not near Sandwyrm's level of painting, I'm still improving and heading in a good direction. I am always looking for good articles on painting, and trying and learning new techniques. The internet is a great place to find inspiration and help. I still look back at the Color theory and wheel when I'm trying new color combinations. I encourage everyone to keep pushing themselves and try new things when it comes to the hobby.