Saturday, 9 March 2013

Rogue Trader: Imperial Fists Terminator Captain

I have just finished painting this Terminator Captain. Although I never owned this particular mini in the early 90s, I remember the model well and always wished I had one. Twenty years later, eBay comes to the rescue.
I had originally intended for this guy to go on a big base and become part of my Salamanders army, but I must have about a hundred green models so I decided to do something a bit different. I've also decided that old-style terminators belong on small bases.
I used a yellow base coat for a Salamanders camouflage scheme that I tried recently, and it looked lovely until I painted nasty black markings on it, so I decided that an Imperial Fists model would be a fun project.
This is based around Iyanden Darksun from the old GW range. I would usually use a sepia wash into the recesses of a yellow scheme but I picked up a brown wash instead without really thinking... Although this wasn't what I'd originally planned, it actually worked very well. There is a really strong contrast between the recesses and the main armour colour which gives the model a very nice definition.
I have recently picked up a Citadel Warhammer 40,000 Basing Kit. Although the price was pretty eye-watering I was really pleased with the contents, and I decided to use some of the brass etch pieces to make a Space Hulk style base for this model.
Here he is with a mate from the Rogue Trader era. My collection of old minis is gradually being painted up and I will of course be displaying them all here.
Here is a picture of 40k cat, as is tradition.
40k cat
A quick look from tabletop level shows that the Orks have line of sight on 40k cat, but she will at least receive a cover save. In any case, she thinks that Toughness 94 will be enough to keep her safe.

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