As you might have guessed from the title, I've spent today painting a Space Marine. Why is this worth writing a post about though, you might be asking. Because this is my first Space Marine where I've used more than 8 paints. Typically I use about 5 in total, characters go up to about 7 or 8. Basecoat, drybrush, few details, wash, base, done. That looks ok for tabletop standard and I can easily get through a Tactical squad in about a day. Problem is it's not challenging me. So I've decided to up my game, which is where this guys comes in.
20 paints. I used 20 different paints on this guy. Not even my best painted models have 20 paints on them and he's definitely not one of my best. But he's just the tester, the first of many. He's the first time I've ever done any layering and edge highlighting.
He might not be much, especially compared to Alun and Matt, but I'm proud of him and have already learned a couple of things from him. Once I get a few more practices done I'll start work on a small army, only getting 1 unit at a time (Tale of Many Gamers here I come!) so I don't overwhelm myself.
Who is this guy though?
He's from the Red Hunters chapter. I chose them because I like their colour scheme and with their VERY close ties to the Inquisition I can throw in an Inquisitor and his warband and use some of the Forge World Inquisition doors for my vehicles to make the army look even better. Once I've got the techniques down and a fair sized force I'll be picking up Inquisitor Lord Hector Rex from Forge World. No idea where to find his rules but that model is absolutely badass!!