This has always been my inspiration for my Creed figure. When last we saw Not Quite Creed, he was in this state of repair...
I painted up the legs and got the torso nearly complete before I left town. When I got back (and after thinking about it for the whole trip...) I gave Not Quite Creed a bath in some brake fluid (don't drink the brake fluid, and dispose of the waste properly if you choose to use it).
It was a good call in this case. I was originally planning a black stormcoat. After thinking the matter over thoroughly, I decided upon a dark grey stormcoat. The final result fits better with the other existing officers I have, namely the Cadian Colonel which I now use as an Officer of the Fleet.
Once the grey was actually on the model and I lay down the first black wash over it I knew I had made the right choice. His base is two layers of .125 inch thick cork with some sand. I like basing my heroes on 40mm bases, so I do it. On Not Quite Creed's base, I decided to try a road technique I saw on EonsOfBattle's
YouTube channel. In their video, they use yellow for the lines and I liked it, but I also thought something like that may jar. I decided a white line, broken with the sigil of the Imperial Guard. I freehanded the lines and winged skull around the existing weathering.
Here stand Not Quite Creed and Kell both. They make a great pair on the field-
...wait, what? Well, shit.
This is the kind of thing that makes me want to go Oldhammer it up somewhere. I might just have to see about rounding up the guys and deciding on an Oldhammer format that suits us all. Not a single one of us is a competitive gamer, we're in it for the narrative. Stay tuned for more on these developments.
So here is my chart now. I only turned one square green, but this completes my Company Command Squad. I think next I will work on some of the Flamer troops from Platoon I. I might just bang out the six I need, as well as the six regular troopers I'll need. Having a Drax-a-gram is nice, it felt good to mark progress in such a way. I'll have to remember to keep up on it as I complete more figures.