Such news! I now have a complete Combat Patrol, ready to start playing games! This is a rare occurence for me, and what is even more extraordinary is that I seem to be showing no signs of stopping. More and more warriors march from the depths of the Aett to throw back the darkness in the Allfather’s name.
Part of the reason for this is the support and encouragement I recieved from the good people of Facebook in several groups, and one of the things they were interested in was how I paint my Space Wolves. I was overwhelmed by a tidal wave of at least 3 requests. It was scary. So, because of that, and because I’ve never made a step by step painting guide before, I decided to have a go at documenting the process of painting a Space Wolf Assault Intercessor, as I’m in the process of making the squad up to a full 10 Drengir. I’ve done my best with lighting and whatnot, so I hope it’s clear enough what’s going on that people find it useful. At points it does look somewhat janky, but I was pleased enough with the end result. This is a quick and dirty scheme which uses oil washing to create definition, ideal for churning out lots of Vlka Fenryka quite quickly. I make no apologies for the lack of highlights. It is essentially the same colours as the Horus Heresy colour scheme, so would work well for legion forces as well.
How to paint the Hird of the Keenblade:
I hope this has proved interesting or useful for some of you, and please let me know how oils have worked for you. If anyone does follow this scheme I would love to see the results, especially if you took it a step further and highlighted the armour – I would be interested to see how much that would add to the scheme. I’ll be doing another post on the new models I’ve added to the army soon – the models are painted and the photos taken, I just need to cook up some gumph to go with them. In the meantime, we’re posting more regular updates on our Instagram account @disordered_retreat, along with some models from ages past that don’t justify a whole blog post to themselves, so please follow us there.