Killzone Blitz: Sunday

My Thunderhoof Brotherhood Calvary model for my Killzone Skirmishers.  The horns require better blending, but what I'm looking at here - and asking you to look at, as well - is the offsetting Space Wolves Gray.  This is the first model I've blocked out this way, but the color choice is important.

I've been told, locally and online, that the metal armor needs some contrast.  The Master Manipulator (every store needs one), Evil Homer, and Farseer Tim all mentioned the shoulder pads.  So the only question was what color.  (Yes, I'm going to drill the bolters...)

Ultimately I chose Space Wolves Gray to tie it back to that army.  The Brotherhood is a Counts-As, so making the connection a bit more obvious doesn't hurt.  Further, it's neutral enough that other accent colors won't blow the composition entirely.  In these three foot models, I've done a Tzeentch, Khorne, and Slaanesh (subtle) treatment; if the rest of the army has similar - and it will - I don't want the colors to riot.  So, does it work?  Is there a better color?

Here's another thing on the block.  Jay from Da Boyz mentioned Soul Grinders as a way to improve my comp score.  I think they can work in a comp environment, but only if there are two.  (One of a model in this class is worse than none.)  I'm thinking of using my Nurgle Daemon Prince as the third Heavy.


Big Jim said...

I love the Team! I think the color looks great!


Evil Homer said...

GO with three grinders. Stay big or go home.

I prefer the look of neutral grey space wolves rather than blue-grey variety.

CounterFett said...

I like the gray. As you say, this is counts as. Any opponent facing you with half a brain will be appreciative of a reminder as to what counts as what.

Papa JJ said...

Awesome start for your Killzone team, these guys look great. It's nice to see that old Tzeentch fellow but I think my favorite from this group is the Terminator. That Possessed arm you used on him looks really good. Cool stuff, Brent!

Brent said...

Thanks guys!

Evil Homer, while I agree with you, you have to remember this is about comp, too. I'm trying to consider changes that will increase my comp score but still allow me to compete.


Da Warboss said...

Nice models...if only your writing was as good. BTW nice poster of me :) I'll have to get out the photoshop...

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

I have been liking 2 grinders, tongue/phlem - expensive but they can do a lot of things you need to get done.

Richie said...

Love the "Thunderhoof Calvary"! I'm currently working on starting a blog and my next 40K project is something similar. To illustrate my idea would it be OK to use your photo to illustrate my idea? (obviously with credits to you listed)

I'm new to the 40k blog thing and I'm not so sure about the etiquette of such things.

Thanks, I'm really looking forward to seeing the rest of the army!

Brent said...

Richie - feel free to use whatever you want! Good luck with your blog.

Send me some links when you get something up and I'll check it out. :)

Rich said...

Brent: Just posted something with your photo and a link you your page:


Thanks again and oh two questions:

1. Did you raise the CSM torso up from the mounted legs because I took a look and pre-assembly the legs look way out of proportion to the torso.

2. LOVE the armor! If you don't mind I'm curious about the color recipe.

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