|First coat of red on the gauntlets.|
|Second coat of red on the torsos|
I also completed the red on the torsos which you can see here, and I did the brown on the pouches, holsters, and boots of the leg pieces. Rhinox Hide is a little dark, especially after the Agrax Earthsahd watch, but it looks fine.
|Some of the holsters and boots painted Rhinox Hide brown|
|Ready for washing!|
|Close up of the detail work|
|More detail work|
|2nd coat of red on the gauntlets|
|Painted the cloaks codex grey|
The biggest change I made to the Scouts was deciding to paint the cloaks. I had intended to leave them black, but they looked really unfinished and uninspiring. I recently resurrected an old bottle of codex grey, and after some thought I decided grey would actually look pretty good with my paint scheme.
Grey contrasts nicely with the red and blue of the Scouts' clothing, which is what I wanted. The models were just too dark. I was still a little nervous about painting them, but I knew if I didn't like it I could just paint the cloaks black again and start over.
|First torso glued on|
I was pleased with how the cloaks came out, and I think they add a lot to the models. If I had more time/skill I would do a camo pattern on the cloaks, but I cannot. I have watched several tutorials but still don't think I could pull it off.
|All the cloaks painted|
All the cloaks before washing them in Agrax Earthshade.
|Started the detail work on the sniper rifles|
The rifles don't have a lot to be done to them which is nice. Just some light detail work tomorrow and they will be finished.
|First torso with cloak washed and glued on|
A good picture of the painted and washed cloak. The mini cuts a much more heroic figure than a model with a non nondescript black cloak. The wash helped immensely, adding some natural highlights and bringing out the detail in the cloak.
|Final progress for the day|
Last pictures of the day, scouts with their cloaks and ready for the rest of the detail work. I did not glue on the cloak of the scout that is kneeling to take a shot as his cloak almost touches the ground. I will have to do the sand on his base first before gluing the cloak on.
All that remains tomorrow is the detail work on the aquilas, the insignia, finish out the rifles and the heads. I believe I should be able to finish the scouts tomorrow, and considering I started them on Monday this week I have made quick progress. Hopefully I can achieve that goal!