Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Workbench Progress - Space Wolves Blood Claws

Hey there, I have been working my butt off getting my Space Wolves retro-fitted and painted up to form a Blackmanes based Wolf Claw Strike Force and this weekend just gone I finished my Three ten man Blood Claws Packs.

These guys used to be Grey Hunters with Boltguns, Chainswords and holstered Bolt Pistols.  I have been re-basing everyone on 32mm bases and then I went and replaced all the Boltguns with Pistols and modified the holsters to appear empty.  I then went on to add the new GW plastic Space Wolves icon shoulder pads throughout the packs.  One member of each pack is magnetised for use with a special weapon and in this case it's a Flame from the Betrayal at Calth set, one member also has a Power Fist.

Like my Horus Heresy Models I made sure to add the air-brushed dirt up the grieves and then I went through meticulously painting all of the new bits that I added.  Most of this work was Bolt Pistols and Shoulder pads but I did change out some back packs and arms here and there and in two weeks of working most evenings they were all done.

Despite having been quite old and originally painted about six years ago I managed to do a nice clean job of remodelling them.  The paint job now looks as clean and updated as the  newly painted models in my army, it's cool to up-cycle some old models and give them a new lease on life.

I do plan to free-hand paint the right hand shoulder pads on all the Blood Claws and my new Grey Hunters.  As in the picture below the Blood Claws will get the red on yellow and along with the weathering this will meet two very important painting criteria for most event painting rubrics.

Well that's all for this week, my play testing continues to go well which further fuels my motivation to get through all forty of the Grey Hunters who are sitting in front of me as I write this.

Please check back soon and thanks for reading.