Saturday, 14 March 2009

Red Angel Sentinels

When I decided the other week to try and put the finishing touches to a few of my tanks I also thought that this would be a good chance to finish two Cadian pattern sentinels that had been collecting dust - no change here I'm afraid.

So now that I had this brilliant idea to get them done I sat about staring at the little walkers for a while. And I came to the conclusion that whilst I could add some little details and do a bit of touch up painting here and there, I couldn't be bothered to repaint pretty much the whole of the upper section of the crew compartment on both walkers - this had become quite badly chipped. Instead I'm going to leave it how it is as it kinda pulls off looking worn and battered rather than poorly painted. On one of the sentinels I am yet to paint and attach the pack/las pistol that go on the side of the crew compartment.

With that painting dilemma out of the way, I went about adding the Red Angel marking to the side of each sentinel - this is a transfer from the Leman Russ sheet. I'm trying to decide if I should just add single numbers to the sentinels or use roman numeral markings. Any personal preferences will help me gauge what will look better. I also repainted the lamp on the front in Iyanden Darksun. I did also try to improve the bases a little bit by adding some patchy muddy areas and some static grass. The bases still look a bit bare, but I'm hoping to add some debris in the form of a weapon or body. Now to decide which enemy of the Imperium I dislike the most. I suppose as they are Cadians it should be Chaos Space Marines or Daemons. Decisions decisions.

So without further ado here are Red Angel 1 and 2 - simplest way of marking them so far. Red Angel 1 first. Sorry about the amount of random stuff in the pictures - haven't got round to reinstalling Photoshop since the Pc rebuild.

The next post will be my completed Heavy Bolter squad. Comments are welcome as always.


Admiral Drax said...

Sweet. Let's hope sentinels are a little more reasonably priced, come May, eh?

Craig said...

yes they better be because I intend to add more to my army! sentinels are such a great model. Have you got a pin-vice drill? I put an indent in the end of my autocannon and i think it gives it that touch more realism. I'll post some pics of mine soon!
Craig @ cadian 8th

Admiral Drax said...

Yes, mate - I drill everything larger than a lasgun muzzle. I use the old GW one though - the all-metal one. The newer ('ergonomic') one is too chunky for me, and besides, it's not nearly so well engineered.

And more pics are always great!

SketchbookGaming said...

I like the slight weathering of the feet. Makes them look a little more attached to their environment.

Good work getting them back in order.

Cadian 127th said...

Thanks to all who have commented. I'm looking forward to the new sentinel model (if it comes with all the weapon options and crew compartments).

@ King's Standard Bearer - I have thought for a long time about getting a pin vice drill to sort the barrels out - especially now that the barrels are hollowed on the Baneblade/Stormsword etc.

Once again, thanks for the comments.

- Courtney @ Cadian 127th

Craig said...

hey dude Iv just put a link for you onto my site

Admiral Drax said...

Just saw your new heavy bolters - more prime candidates for a 1mm bit in a pin vise if you ask me...

The 25mm Warrior said...

I'm curious. Did you paint the wing on yourself or use a transfer and paint over the decal? Looks really clean. Nice going!

Cadian 127th said...

@ King's Standard Bearer - thanks for the add dude.

@ The 25mm Warrior - the wings are a transfer from the "Imperial Guard Tank Transfers" sheet. Think this comes with all Guard tanks. Before applying the transfer I put on two coats of varnish to give a smooth surface to apply to. Once the transfer is added and has dried I then go ahead and put some more varnish over it.

Thanks for the comments people.

- Courtney @ Cadian 127th

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