|Let's build some Scouts!|
|Sanded and ready for priming|
After finishing tactical squad Chronos this morning, I knew I had the rest of the day to make some serious headway on another unit, so I jumped right into working on the Scouts. I desperately needed a break from regular Marines. I was also on the last fumes of my Chaos Black spray paint, so I needed something without a lot of pieces to prime.
|Gluing legs to bases|
I usually glue the legs on their bases for priming, but I am considering stopping that practice in the future. In some ways this method makes spray painting easier, in other ways it's harder to get the inside of the legs, so I might just start laying them flat and gluing them to their bases later.
|After prime coat of Chaos Black|
When I first decided to field scouts in my army I thought I would mirror the paint scheme of the Ultramarine scouts. After all, Genesis is a successor chapter of the Ultramarines. However, in the newest Space Marine codex I found a random picture of a Genesis Chapter Scout. Unexpected but very helpful. Since I want Genesis to have an accurate paint scheme, I decided I should follow the codex (pun intended). Somewhere Gulliman is smiling.
|Two coats of Macragge Blue on the legs|
That picture shows a Genesis Scout with the expected red carapace armor but blue legs and arms as opposed to the standard cream/khaki trousers. Because my red is slightly darker than how Games Workshop typically depicts Genesis, I wanted a darker blue that went better with my paint scheme will still creating a look that modeled the codex. I went with Macragge Blue which has been a good choice. My Sergeant's helms on the regular Marines is done with Altdorf Blue, which is probably a shade too light for my paint scheme but it works. For my Scouts; though, I wanted a blue that was spot on.
|Same for the arms|
Blue on the legs and sleeves for the most part. Red everywhere there is armor. The Scouts carry a lot of extra gear and pouches around their waist, which I will do in Mournfang Brown.
So far I have just done one coat of Khorne Red and two coats of Macragge Blue. I was pleased with all that I got done though.
|Blue finished on the rifle arms|
Tomorrow my goal is to finish the second coat of red and start the detail work with the brown. Once that is finished I will wash the entire model in Agrax Earthshade. The torsos don't have any brown detailing to do but I will need to do the aquilas, but those I traditionally do after I wash the model.
|First coat of Khorne Red on the carapace armor|
|Red on the waist armor|