[WIP] Building my first SW team

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Rawbbi
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[WIP] Building my first SW team

Post#1 » May 30 2017 02:48

Hello guys, I'd like to share with you a log of my progresses as I go on assemblying and painting my Shadow War team. Pardon me in advance for my poor english, but it is not my first language. I'll try to do my best to make myself clear :)

The starting idea is to have a full 10 men team, followed by their drones. I was also considering using some of the old metal Pathfinders to represent cadets.

I chose to go with the classic Ochre scheme, using both an airbrush,for the first layers, and a Winsor&Newton series 7 miniature brush for the blends. For the clothes I used oil colours, to try achieving some smooth transitions. You can see the final result here, as a test model:
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I've also done a 360 video of this piece, hope to hear your feedback :)
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I'm not planning anything too fancy for these guys: I'd just like to achieve a quick and clean tabletop standard, in order to field them asap :)

I've painted three Pathfinders so far, and the fourth has just been basecoated. I've never (never!) played any games of 40k, and I was curious to hear your opinion guys. How should I equip them? I have 3 carbines so far, and a rail rifle coming next. How should I gear up the rest of the team?

Here's some pictures of the WIP so far:
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I really hope you guys like it :)

Wedrujacy
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Post#2 » May 30 2017 03:10

Looks very fine for me. They are not flat and colours are really good.
not as mine flat FE ;)

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Wierzbicki17
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Re: [WIP] Building my first SW team

Post#3 » May 30 2017 08:44

Well done! Those models are beautifully painted, masterclass. I love the fabric of the fatigues. the best part in my opinion is the hooves, they look as realistic as possible! I hope your games go as great as your painting!

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Rawbbi
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Post#4 » May 31 2017 01:45

Thanks for the replies, guys. I'm glad you like them :) unfortunately I can only paint about 30 minutes top per day, meaning this team will take ages to see the light.

What about the weapons though? The rail rifle seems to be everyone's favourite, but the ion rifle bit also looks good. Are you guys giving carbines to all of your models, except for 1-2 specialists? This seemed to me to be the main trend so far, but I might be wrong as well :)

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khayman
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Post#5 » May 31 2017 02:14

One of the best paintjobs I've seen in fire warrior squads. Don't mind too much about taking ages to finish mate, you're doing a great job.

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Bloodknife92
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Re: [WIP] Building my first SW team

Post#6 » May 31 2017 08:31

khayman wrote:One of the best paintjobs I've seen in fire warrior squads. Don't mind too much about taking ages to finish mate, you're doing a great job.

These are Pathfinders tehe.
The days of goodly English is went

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Rawbbi
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Re: [WIP] Building my first SW team

Post#7 » Jun 10 2017 05:38

Hello guys :) I managed to score a bit of progress in the last week, painting a sniper for my team. I liked the idea of having my Pathfinders all geared up for the battlefield, so I scavenged my bitz box for some extra pouches. I wanted to give this guy a pistol as well, but the final pose didn't really allow for a pistol to slide in position.

Here's some pictures, hope you like it :) Next model will probably be a spotter for this sniper.

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Rawbbi
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Re: [WIP] Building my first SW team

Post#8 » Jun 20 2017 02:52

Hi guys, your friendly neighborhood Rawbbi here. I took some time over the weekend to add a spotter to my team as promised. Here's some (crappy) pictures, but I'll take some proper ones once the team will be done. Hope you like it:
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I think I'll paint the next 5 guys in a single batch, in order to speed things up a bit, and I'll take some pictures of the process to share my palette with the Orbital :)

Untill next model, for the Greater Good.

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