Our group has decided to kick off the Badab campaign from Forgeworld's Imperial Armor #9 and #10. If you are in any way interested in the subject, FW did an excellent job with both of those books and those two volumes are still among my favorites from all that they've produced so far.
The good news from a task perspective is that I really don't have anything that I "have" to paint as I'll be using my Templars as stand-ins for the various loyalist chapters. As it stands now, I'll be representing Minotaurs, Red Scorpions and possibly the Fire Angels and Star Phantoms, depending on the scenario. Others will be doing the same and it appears that we have around 8 people able to participate.
In the mean time I need something to do. That's just how I'm wired.
So I started looking at my genestealers, not directly per se, but more from a peripheral vision perspective. They needed something.
What "that" was seemed to be out there somewhere on the edge of my consciousness, just beyond the reach of the right side of my brain, which if you've ever been there, can be rather frustrating. Why you would be hanging around the edge of my consciousness should probably be saved for another discussion.
Eventually, it came to me. I wanted the genestealers to look fiercer, more dangerous...scary.
While I was picking up the latest WD last week, I got some of the "Blood for the Blood god" technical paint. (I love GW's technical paints! -G)
Blood freaks people out.
That is what the genestealers needed. It wasn't enough that they are capable of ripping people to shreds, they needed to provide a visual reminder of what they do.
Let's face it, blood is distinctive.
So this happened.
Now imagine 100 genestealers painted this way and they are all heading in your direction.
Having settled on that, now I'm even more excited to be painting up this guy:
Ok, I think that's it for this time.
Wait, one last thing, all you Freudalians and Jungaloes, the blood and the beast stuff, yeah, there's nothing to that. Please don't bother trying to read anything into the above, there's nothing there.
We're just talking about playing with toys.