Due to social commitments however I didn't get to do any more painting until last night. There's been a lot of talk recently about the remaining 40k codices still to move to hardback, and sadly it looks like I've got three of the four - blood angels, Necrons and dark eldar! Still, it'll give me plenty of inspiration at the end of the year to paint other parts of my collection, so I need to make sure my marines are as complete as possible by the time those codices drop.
In the meantime however, I've been trying to figure out what to do with my Necrons, despite initially being happy with the red scheme I'd completed on the stalker, I've gone off it in the intervening period, so I needed something different. After much pondering, I settled on a very pale scheme, mimicking the pre-heresy death guard colours to some extent using pallid wych flesh and a combination of washes.
Here's the first test mini and I think it's worked really well, I can definitely see me with an entire army painted this way.
Added to that then, I made a concerted effort to get some visible progress in on my second iron fists bike squad. Now I don't often say this, but I think painting bikes is my least favourite part of this army - probably not good news that I'm picking up three more scout bikes from a friend next time I see him then eh? Still, here are the riders of the second squad, ready for highlights and details.
Tomorrow's tactics article will be a re-written list for the Sobekhotep Dynasty.