Thursday, August 20, 2009

It is all in a paint scheme.

Well guys, here I am at post number 30, and 22 followers. Who would have thought 22 people would follow my ramblings and antics as I try to get stuff painted. Thank you very much to everyone who has become a follower. Now onto some content.

B&B 2.0 is not quite done being configured. I am working on a new title bar and may end up up changing the whole layout as I have just received another layout that I really like made by Akenseth of Path of the Exodite. Akenseth, thank you for sending it over for me to take a look at. While I am not quite sure how the site is going to end up looking I am relatively happy with how it looks now, though the double right column does not look quite right somehow.

Sorry, but no pics today. Instead I thought I would share something I made to help me paint my Griffons. Using Bolter & Chainswords Space Marine and Terminator Painting program and Adobe Illustrator I created at guide for me to use when painting my army. You can see it below.

It has been a big help so far. The upper left pic is of a basic marine, in the modern day Quartered scheme. The pics of the Marine in the lower left and the terminator in the lower right are done up in the original Badab War scheme for the Griffons and is how I am going to paint all the Veteran and Terminator models for my army. Recently I realized that the Terminators scheme should be reversed, as the shoulder pad with the Griffon symbol should always be the Red one. Thankfully, I have not started painting my Terminators yet. Need to rework the image and update the guide. At the same time I need to fix the white chest eagle of the lower left pic, it should be silver like the other two.

Since this is post 30 and I have been talking about the details of my Howling Griffon army I thought I would share with you the finished 2K list I am shooting for.

2000pt Howling Griffons Army

130pts Master of the Forge Galvarium Vector - w/ Thunder Hammer
175pts Captain Bercil (Pedro Kantor)

195pts (10) Tactical Marines "Squad Sagrenor" - w/ Power Fist, Flamer, Missile Launcher
045pts Dedicated Transport: Rhino - W/ Hunter Killer Missile
200pts (10) Tactical Marines "Squad Garreth" - w/ Power Fist, Meltagun, Missile Launcher
045pts Dedicated Transport: Rhino - w/ Hunter Killer Missile
205pts (10) Tactical Marines "Squad Calogren" - w/ Power Fist, Plasmagun, Heavy Bolter
110pts (5) Scouts "Squad Nabon" - w/ Power Fist, Combi-Meltagun

180pts (6) Sternguard "Squad Agravain" - w/Power Fist, Combi-Meltagun
035pts Dedicated Transport: Drop Pod
200pts (5) Assault Terminators "Squad Aramand" - w/ 5 Thunder Hammers and Storm Shields

065pts Landspeeder Storm - w/ Multimelta

145pts Ironclad Dreadnought "Marrok" - w/ Chainfist, Hunter Killer Missile
035pts Dedicated Transport: Drop Pod
115pts Dreadnought "Rion" - w/Multimelta, Hunter Killer Missile
035pts Dedicated Transport: Drop Pod
085pts Predator Destructor - w/ Autocannon, Heavy Bolter Sponsons

The Master of the Forge makes the Dreadnoughts count as either Elites or Heavy Support so I chose to make them Heavy support because when I go up to 2.5K I add in either another Terminator Squad (Shootie) or a Venerable Dreadnought. I also add in a second Scout Squad and another Landspeeder Storm for them to ride in.

So let me know what you think of the current new look of the forum, the paint scheme I am planning to paint the Griffons, and lastly the list I posted? I promise my next post will have progress pics of painted Griffons plus part 1 of the promised tutorial on how to paint them.

Till next time.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the painting guide you set up. I'm going to have to steal that idea when I do a group of Space Marines. ;)


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