Saturday, 6 January 2018
Yes I know, squats again, well I guess it's a form of coming out I guess. I love stunties, there I said it ! Now I've been considering getting back on my chaos renegade army for some time but you know how things are right ? There's always a good excuse to do something else and as long as stuff gets done and painted, I don't mind much actually. Things, is though, there's been a combination of events lately that lead me to seriously consider what I'd do next for my chaos army.
But honestly, do you need excuses with chaos squats ? I mean just summon this brilliant picture from Paul Bonner :
Brother killing brother, imperial squats shooting chaotic ones in the genitals, smashing their skull open with a melta gun right before the eyes of a commissar ? Hell yes.
It was very tempting to take the imperial guys and twist their colour scheme into a chaotic one I have to say but eventually, I really wanted the squats to fit right in with the rest of the army which I want as black as I can to get a massive black tide some day !
I did use some red because it's the main spot colour of the army and it does evoke all sorts of hellish evil feelings when combined with black. And since there are many mutants amongst them, I did add some purples as well for good measure, the rest would be dark enough to avoid clashing with the main colours.
Now since I'm taking part in some "tale of several gamers" kind of challenge, I have to keep track of point costs to attest I have painted my part of the deal. I don't really care about point values in general but I'm going to play the game for once. Of course, since I never looked at the rules before, not a single model was built according to what's "allowed" (what a sordid term really).
Let's round up the squad to 270 points and call it a day then ! Here's a closer shot at the little guys. You can see there's a strange guy on the right... Well he's one of the Oakbound Dorfs I had kept aside some time ago. It felt pretty obvious to have him join the other mutated fellows.
As you can see, the new arms fit on the old guys just perfectly and there are even some plastic arms thrown in without any issue. !
Now since I was painting chaos squats, I just felt compelled to finish a conversion I had kept aside for too long. But painting it now would make it look odd amongst the old guys. To be honest, I wasn't very pleased with what I had done back then. I've had those guys for ages and I had butchered them then, making anything fancy impossible honestly.
I did wanted to update them a bit and make them fit a bit more with how I see the army now and the banner was just not doing it. I overthought and underwhelming idea which is probably the worst thing you can do in a hobby really.
Anyway, a few touch-ups and banner later, I think they don't look good but at least they fit with the rest now and they're done. Stripping them wouldn't change much since the models are too damaged to begin with (thanks to the old soft lead).
These guys don't have any profile that I know of so I improvovised with what's given in the RT rulebook and compendium and guesstimated they should be 285 points. ^^
Now that's 14 models and 555 points done in the first week of the year ! It's been worse honestly ! Best part of this is that although those are a rather crude and hasty job, they've boosted me to do good things now !
I'm not done with vertically challenged folks yet but I feel I can paint a few palette cleansers to warm up now !