Work continues apace on the Great Storm Wardens Project of 2010. All of our collaborators are chugging along nicely and posting regularly about how their part of the project is going. Keep an eye on their blogs via the blog list on the top right column.
Anyway, above are my finished Storm Warden Sternguard Squad. Ten rugged Veterans who have all served their time in the militant arm of the Ordo Xenos, the Deathwatch. In addition they wear the silver helmets that are a mark of the Veterans of the Storm Wardens. When Ron gets his Terminator Squad wrapped up, you'll see the silver helms on them too.
Keep your eyes out for a post on how to build the Special Issue Ammunition Magazines (SIAM) for their bolters, coming soon to a blog near you.
There have been a few questions regarding the colors used for this Chapter. Here's the very basic rundown of how I've been painting the key areas.
Heavy drybrush of Boltgun Metal, wash of Badab Black, highlight of Chainmail, highlight of Mithril Silver. Paint basecoat of Regal Blue, highlight with a 70:30 mix of Regal Blue and Enchanted Blue [yes John Shaffer, I used Enchanted Blue], highlight of 30:70 mix of Regal Blue and Enchanted Blue.
Basecoat Chaos Black, highlight 50:50 mix of Chaos Black and Adeptus Battlegrey, highlighted with Adeptus Battlegrey.
Basecoat Scab Red, Highlight 50:50 mix of Scab Red and Blood Red, highlight Blood Red, finish eyes and gems with 'Ardcoat.
And here's the veteran sergeant, ready for skull-pounding action. I hope you like the squad and that it encourages you to get involved by clicking on the bottom at the top right of this blog.
WEEKLY STORM WARDENS MINI-DRAWING AT SCW
Speaking of getting involved, John Shaffer, GW Hobby Guru Extraordinaire, and Games Workshop themselves have provided a Land Raider Crusader/Redeemer (new on sprue, no box) that will be given away tomorrow to one lucky contributor! We'll be running more freebie giveaways like this throughout the build-up of the project, so you have to be "in it to win it", as they say. Please note that freebies won throughout the project will not affect anyone's chance at the final army.
For more info on the Land Raider Crusader/Redeemer, head to the Santa Cruz Warhammer blog NOW! : )