Painting a footslogging marine army in very little time. A month sounds reasonable until you look at my wife and I's schedule til then... UGLY! Never the less I really feel like churning something out.
With that I present you with the Sons of Horus...
I've done the Black Legion and I have the parts to do a pre-heresy Luna Wolves army (including custom shoulder pads)... I am looking to churn out something in between. Heresy era Sons of Horus. I pulled out my old copy of Space Marine (the original epic game) and the pictures are nothing short of inspirational. I used to stare at those pictures and read the little stories over and over as a kid. Looking at the rules just inspired me all over again.
Now I pulled out my marines and discovered I have an entire Rogue Trader era marine army is bitz. All metal that is. Not one plastic marine (except for a few scouts)...
Here is an old page from dwarf that shows what I mean:
Now I have found a really good easy paint scheme that matches the middle of the road fluff. Sons of Horus were originally black with green according to Space Marine. Then they turned metallic sea green in the codex articles in Dwarf. On the cover of the new Heresy novels they are grey... I am leaning towards the metallic green.
Here is the guide I like:
Anywhoooo. I am thinking lots of foot sloggers but I do have RT land raiders, rhinos, a dread and a land speeder.
List to come soon.
Below is the painting guide mentioned above: