While I have two blogs (and other projects) of my own to maintain, I am also an occasional guest here at Creative Twilight (thanks, Thor). And i wanted to get my foot in the door over here as far as blogging some of my models rather than just controversial rule-bending. So I decided to send my scouts over to check out the scene and establish a beachhead, as it were.
My Crimson Fists are my primary army, though I am in the process of reviving my Eldar dreams and adding Dark Eldar flavor to them. That is an on-going project that will no doubt take years to almost complete and then quit in order to start a new army (you know how it goes). But for now, I have a lot of CFs painted, the most recent new wave of them coming after I broke out of a rut by painting these scouts last year. My usual CF list includes two squads of scouts: these snipers and an assault scout squad toting shotguns, usually outflanking on a Land Speeder Storm or Razorback.
My snipers usually infiltrate into a good position from which to sit on an objective and pick at the enemy. Hopefully the new Percise Shot rules will make them a little more effective at the latter–generally my snipers (marine or eldar) aren’t much help. But at least these guys give my morale a boost just being on the board.
The mohawk fellow got his head from the Space Wolves pack and he’s my fave of the squad. I like to give my models some personality and try to make each stand out just a little if possible. The green scopes were a happy accident (as Bob Ross used to say when he’d plant a tree right down the middle of his beautiful paintings — anyone else remember that?) — as an experiment i painted the scopes and goggle lenses white and then washed a thinned-out dark green over them.
Now breath easily, steady your rifle, and gently squeeze the trigger in that calm between exhale and inhale…