November 1, 2013

Word Bearers project: simple solutions...

Sometimes the easiest solution to a problem is the hardest to find.  When I started my Word Bearers HH/30k project a while back I decided that I wanted to use a particular set of symbols to form the chapter/squad markings for my units.  These would be based on those of various Waffen-SS divisions from WW2.  Free hand painting these has produced OK'ish results but compared to some people e.g. fellow Kiwi Glen Burfield and James Wappell my efforts are well *cough*....

 Wasn't until last night when I was watching a re-run of the 80s movie classic 'The Keep' that I remember that a simple method of getting these same symbols would be to use Battlefront SS Decals.  So this morning I placed a couple of small orders for the following little items:

FW Word Bearers shoulder pads (MkII version)

Battlefront SS Decal Set - ones of the left will go on the shoulder pad, once I select the best Icon.

The FW Word Bearer shoulder pads will all go on the left shoulder while I'll applying the decals to the right shoulder pads of every model in the company.  To match the artwork from FW 2nd HH book both shoulder pads will also be painted black. 
Current paint scheme - left shoulder pads have all been removed and will be replaced with the new FW Word Bearer icon inscribed ones, right side will be repainted and decalled.
Hopefully the final result will be a much cleaner and more uniform looking set of models than I have at the moment.  In the interim I've also started work on some GW Terminators as a bit of a tester prior to ordering some of the FW versions next year.
The shoulder pads on these guys will get the same treatment and I'm trying to figure out a way of replicating all of the Colchisian writing that appears on the Word Bearers armour in the latest book as in the picture below.
More soon hopefully... going to be a slow couple of months as I am taking a break from gaming atm.

1 comment:

Scott said...

Must admit I've been using DOMs decals for my 'Das Reich' themed marine Chapter... still very early days for it though!