As anyone that knows me will tell you, I've got the worse case of adult ADD you'd ever wanna deal with. I can only stay completely focused on one project for so long before I need too do something else. With the guard, I've reached that point. I'm not done playing with them, I'm not done painting on them, just gotten to where I need too do something else for a lil while.
So, I went poking around. Like alot of you out there on the intrawebz, I've accumulated alot of crap over the years. Bits of this, bits of that. Alot of my extra parts are stored in plastic tackle box trays, as well as a rather large collection of models that are still on sprus. These are mainly from where I needed parts and found it easier to just buy the box at full price since a battlewagon bitz order for just what I needed woulda been close to that price anyway, and then held on to what was left over for future projects.
Where am I going with all this? I've got about 1500pts of marines laying around I could do something with...(sad, I know).. As a marine army is usually very limited from a color standpoint, It's not something that wouldn't be all that taxing to work on, but would be a nice break....and to be honest, I've never had a pure marine army in the 15+ years I've played 40k. My problem tho, is that I can't figure out how to paint them...
My issue lies with the unit/company markings and general color scheme. Alot of the marine chapters out there I like use company/squad marking on the lower leg/knee, and I really hate to paint those! Decals for those areas are somewhat limited as well. As for the colors, slot of the cannon marine chapters I like..(space wolfs, imperial fists)..use a paint scheme that's just nasty for me too easily duplicate.
Another issue is forgeworld. If this project takes off, I wouldn't mind getting a few forgeworld bitz, like rhino doors and such, to jazz up this lil collection, but those parts are somewhat limited for generic chapters...(raptor, imperial fists and the black templar doors being about the most general they get)...I could change the name/markings around on an existing chapter, but my inner fluff nazi just won't let me do that.
So that's where I stand..I need a marine chapter with a name/fluff that would let me borrow from another chapters forgeworld line that has a simple color scheme and squad/company/chapter marking limited to the shoulders/torso. Any Ideas?
On the painting front, I've been all over the place these past few days. Done a few Khorne bezerkers, a few marines. The exterminator leman russ is on the prep tables getting it's first coat of paint. Hopefully inking will happen by this weekend if I can stay focued.