I didn’t do a lot of painting in December, but I did pick away at this squad of Celestial Lion Terminators that I managed to finish off on Boxing Day. Well, I say “finish”, but I’m waiting on some decals that I still need to add to those blue kneepads.
These models are all “rescue marines”, in that they were aquired secondhand and then repainted (and to some extent, reassembled). The most significant of those being the addition of a Grey Knight’s unhelmeted head, arm and weapon (as well as the Aquila standard) to designate the Sergeant – as well as a Deathwatch shoulder pad.
I’ve also added little nods on each of these models to their fellow Sons of Dorn. I plan to eventually be able to combine my small Fist/successor forces into a larger crusade one for larger games.
As I finished these models at the end of December, they just edged into the opening days of Dave Stone’s “Paint what you got” challenge” which runs until the end of February, and is all about… well… painting the models that you have!
Here they are alongside the Dreadnought that I finished relatively recently (which helped motivate me to work on these guys again, as they were started over a year ago and pretty much sat in a box for most of that time. I hope to get some more of my long-neglected, half-painted Marines completed over the next period of time. Of course, I’ve started 2021 by mostly painting some entirely different things…