Hobby Update: Clan Sorrgol

Well, after a weekend of gaming with the new army and writing a few articles on how they play, I guess it’s about time to show you how the painting is coming.DSCN7781

I have finished painting three tactical squads and there three rhinos.  I have worked on the basing, adding some crushed walnut shell for a rubble like effect.  I am really happy with how these guys turned out.

DSCN7780 DSCN7784 DSCN7783 DSCN7782The only thing I am not happy with is the decals.  I have never used them before.  Sometimes I get a wrinkle that I can’t get out.  Other times the layer of matte varnish doesn’t seem to dry right and I can see a boarder around the decal.  Sometimes everything works fine.  I think it is just going to take more practice

After finishing the tactical squads were done, I stared in on the dreadnought.  I have a magnetized iron hands contemptor that was begging me to paint it.  I already had him assembled and primed.  I managed to finish this guy in a single day.  Once again, I am happy with the results.  I even managed to hack up a decal so I could put his name on him “Ira”.

DSCN7775 DSCN7776 DSCN7774 DSCN7778 DSCN7777I really love this model.  It is super easy to pose this guy anyway you want.  I went with him walking over a wrecked ork vehicle.  I tried to weather him.  Generally I want my army to feel a little grimy and dust coated.

That’s all I have finished so far. I will probably do the dreadnoughts drop pod next.  I am running the dread as a venerable dread since I don’t have a lucious pattern drop pod.  Hence I can’t run him as a contemptor.

Let me know what you guys think.  I am having a good time chugging through these marines and I always love feedback.

2 thoughts on “Hobby Update: Clan Sorrgol

  1. The lone beaky caught my eye immediately and he is very awesome. I know the majority of the marines are wearing armor newer than his, but for some reason he seems to be the “sleek, new armor” guy and everyone else is the same old grimy cogs of the Iron Hands, as they have been since M31.

    The Contemptor is also extremely handsome. I am very jealous of legion players who get a unique sculpt for their Contemptor. I have to settle for the plain one or the relic sculpt. I’d like to find a way to incorporate a Sons of Horus Contemptor into my army as they have very helmets and iconography but they also have eyes of Horus all over them which is a no-no for me.

    Also, people always say “never paint straight black, it looks terrible!” “use a very, very, very dark grey!” I always shook my head at that, and I think your black looks very nice, though it looks a bit lighter than a pure black. I’m thinking of picking up a Chaplain or some Raven Guard allies just so I can paint some “primer black” colored models.

    For your decal woes, pick up a bottle of Micro Sol on eBay, you won’t regret it. They can be a tiny bit pricey for a small bottle, but if you pick up just a single bottle of Micro Sol or the Micro Set/Micro Sol combo it won’t cost you more than $6-10. There are bottles for as low as $3 and sets of the two for as low as $8 with shipping included on eBay right now under “microscale micro”. Marine pauldron decals are simply IMPOSSIBLE to apply correctly without some kind of decal softening solution, even with gloss prep and curvature-aiding incision shenanigans, whereas a couple drips/brushes of Micro Sol over the course of a day or two will make the decal seemingly melt into the shoulder.

    • I have the Micro Set and Micro Sol combo, still getting mixed results. I have to score the pauldron decals about 4-6 times to get them to fold correctly.

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