The break in the weather has allowed me to finish a few more models: those old-style stormtroopers and my self build (see below).
Well okay, it's not very exciting, as most of you saw the stormies guys a couple of days ago, and they pale into rightful insignificance beside Col. Corbane's Awesomeness but here you'll find them with their bases finished:
Thanks for the kind comments on my previous post about the sergeant and his moustache. He's a simple but pretty characterful model. Here's a few more pics:
If you're wondering about the dedication to GWpertinent, it's because he's running a contest for fun. Now, I've asked to not be put forward for the prize, but it's a classic Ultramarine Captain, so if you fancy a spin of the ol' tombola, then head over to his blog in the next couple of days!
Now, this was a model I made and mostly painted on New Year's Eve last year, for a friendly contest over at Andy's Blog...and true to form I wait eight months before finishing him! In essence, you had to make a 40K representation of yourself, and yes, mine's rather tongue-in-cheek (I wish my jaw was that rugged!) but it's explained in more detail in the post I put up at the time.
It's not superbly painted (I did it by candlelight, for some reason lost to me now), but there are some nice little details and some subtleties lost to almost everyone but me.
The icing on the top though, was the creation of tiny, tiny spectacles. These were made from cross sections of circuit wire insulation, and although it all looks rather garish and terrible in close-up, it all looks convincing enough from a distance in real life. An absolute bugger to make, I can tell you!