Thursday, February 20, 2014

From PaulS: 40K - Severin Loth of the Red Scorpions (5 points)


From Paul:
Here's the next one. It's a small update, but it's a nice one. In the dim distant past I had a Red Scorpion space marine army, back when they were the Forge World poster boys. Shortly after the Badab War books came out, I'd become bored of painting power armour, so sold them, keeping one or two unpainted bits and Sevrin Loth. 

I'd originally started painting him up, but recently decided to start again. Same colours, but much neater... this time I actually managed to finish him. It feels nice to finally have him done, especially now I can add him to the Ally pool for my Guard. Somehow I doubt I'll be looking at painting too much more power armour in the future...
Great work Paul! I've typically found that the Forge World designers do a better job of reflecting the 40K universe than GW itself. They seem to keep stuff more grounded and not so overwrought with extra skulls, spikes, etc. You've done a wonderful job on this fella. I particularly like the fine detail with the scorpion insignia and other iconography. I also like the book mounted over his head, 'Return your tomes to the Librarium on time or you'll be sent into the Eye of Terror...'

Severin Loth will give Paul 5 points to add to his tally. 

9 comments:

  1. I agree completely about the FW designers. I believe that if 40k were left to them (with some stats guidance/balance from the main studio) we wouldn't be looking at some of the odd toy like models that we're seeing for the main game at the moment.

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  2. Nice figure. The hand is really good.
    Good painting as well.
    Cheers

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    1. It came with that hand. The joys of Forge World models being much nicer :)

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  3. Very nice, great freehand scorpion on the shoulder

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    1. I'm sad to say that's not freehand. There is a scorpion on his shoulder pad... though it's such fine detail it may as well have been freehand!

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