I recently finished a Greater Possessed for my Word Bearers. I am quite keen to make an army with a lot of Possessed marines in my army, but there are rumours flying about of a new box set for them, so holding off with the current models just in case!
I had a minor collision with another car just before xmas (he smashed into me!), which knackered my back and hand a little (and my car), so I haven’t been able to paint much at all. I have however managed to finish off a squad of terminators when I have managed to work through it.
I am finally getting round to painting up a new Word Bearers army. Unlike my previous army, I really wanted to strike a more sinister, darker tone for the army.
This is the first of many models!
Recently, any Word Bearers I have painted have been characters, and I have blended the dark red and black together. This is fine for characters, however for rank and file troops it is time consuming. And for the entire army it meant there would be inconsistent shades of red across different units.
To get around this I have mixed together my own dark red for the base colour.
This is a mix of Abaddon Black and Mephiston red. Knowing I would need a lot of it, I mix them together into one pot. So any unit I paint now will be the exact same colour as the next.
I am hoping to get the whole army done by next summer. So I foresee a lot a Word Bearers in my future!
The master of Possessions is finally done. Well, nearly. I need to do more with his base and tidy up the back pack and cloak. But he is done. I am pretty happy with this paint job, and it is a really amazing model. It has “Word Bearers” written all over it… not you… literally… but well, you get my point.