Wanted to end the year with some more Night Lords so here is the final claw additions of the year.
I was getting really unhappy about photographing on white because I could not get the colours to work the way I wanted them to. So I watched the McCordall video on shooting black on black, made a new backdrop for the Lightbox and had a go.
I may try and get some black velvet felt for the fabric instead, but these already look better like this. Hard to believe that the only difference between these five and the last five is that the red in the Khorne half of the company shoulder pad is a shade darker.
All the other changes came from the backdrop fabric, the Lightbox on a lower light setting and a reduction in the camera exposure settings.
Looking forwards to more photos that try and capture the grim dark nature of these guys in 2021.
These five are a load more Bolter equipped models. I was pleased with the pose of the kneeling Plasma gunner too and this one with the sniper scope.
Another of the resin cast models, still not worked out what they are.
At the moment I am adding extra Marines into the 19th Company. There is no real plan here. The idea is that they are a rag tag group with scavenged armour and weapons. More to follow in future months…
This bunch loosely make up a tactical squad, but the mix of weapons clearly isn’t codex compliant. Not a problem when it comes to just needing a marine with a combi weapon or a special weapon to join a claw for battle deployment.
Another squad made up of an eclectic mix of armour types and a range of miniatures over the last 20 years – the Corvus pattern armoured marine is modified from one of the original first plastic marines.
Some closer shots of the units. A decade or more ago the thinking was that traitor marine squads should be numbered in relation to the chaos god they followed, so all my squads used to be in units of 8. In the current edition of 40k that is no advantage for special and heavy weapons so it makes sense to bring a full unit of 10.
Not really bothered with squad or claw markings. When I’m selecting miniatures for an army to play with I just select ones I fancy the look of out of the display case. That might change in future.
Still experimenting with photography. Took these ones outside on some very old concrete!