So I was ready to go for Skitarii. Until late 2016, my knowledge of the lore of 40k was very shallow, and so I started to wonder what the guy at the GW-store was on about, pushing hard to make me buy not only the codex for Skitarii, but also for Cult Mechanicus. I went for a larger box to get me started, and that’s when it added up in a confusing way – There were formations combining the two forces, and the fluff more or less made this tag team a shameless bromance. Why were there even two codices in the first place?
Anyhow, time to move on to my first painting after an eight year long absence.
I had no thought of taking pictures of my progress at this stage. I read up on the fluff, figured red was the go to colour-scheme, and started of safely to get the feeling back.
The Corpuscarii Electro-Priests were the first ones off the sprue. Though I managed to pull of the colours, it felt a bit hard pulling of the glowy effects from their skin grafts. There isn’t much shades or layers going on here either, but at the time I was satisfied. I knew I had very much space to improve, but its hard to run before being able to walk…
This was also the first I tried out GW:s technical paint, as I went for the inhospitable crust of Mars for my bases. Turned out alright.