Sunday, September 3, 2017

Raptor Redux

With the challenges done, I've been working on some of the painting backlog.  Not too much to show.... yet, but lots of details to finish on vehicles that have been @ 90% done for 2-3 years.  In the meantime, I've decided to go ahead with updating my Raptors Space Marine army, which will get some Primarus reinforcements as well as scouts and others. I did some airbrush camo on the vehicles a few years back when I originally painted them and thought about doing it on the marines as well, but decided against it.  Then I washed most of them down a year or so later with varied amounts of Althonian Camoshade, going for the "low-vis" markings.  And now a 3rd upgrade.....

  Raptors 3.0 compared to Raptors 2.0

And an all around on the test scheme...

Its a little piddly, but not bad. Simple dark Olive (which is mixed, but mostly Privateer Press Battledress Green) and Vallejo Iraqi Sand (which is very close to the Model Master Iraqi Sand I used on the vehicles many moons ago)  The problem afterwards is reproducing some of the weathering/chipping and the like I have on the originals, but I'll just have to go in with a tiny brush and be picky.

More camoflaged goodness to come. Raptors and tanks on deck.  I finally picked up the Guard index.   Oooooooooo, the evil. :)

Cheers ya'll!


  1. I like these very much. I have always seen the Raptors as a Chapter that will alter it's camouflage to suit the conditions or the role being performed.

  2. Thanks guys! I like the way they are turning out. It definitely gets me excited about finishing up this army.