Thursday, August 13, 2015
Next up for my Mordian Imperial Guard is a pair of Armored Sentinels. I've always wondered at the name "sentinel" because these guys don't stand around guarding shit. They recon and patrol and generally walk around shooting things. Anyway... these are the first two of three auto cannon armed sentinels.
They're made from the old part metal Steel Legion kit. I've got a forth kit laying around which might turn into another unit of three or just go off to eBay land. I've got another idea planned if I ever do "Scout" Sentinels (think jeeps), but I just had to add these models to my army. I've always loved their look even if it's ripped off from Star Wars.
As I mentioned in the previous Leman Russ Battle Tank post, these vehicles have way more weathering. I actually redid the first one I painted because I did too much, but I figure the sentinels are constantly being used to patrol and recon even when the other vehicles are waiting for the next mission.
You can't tell from the pics, but these are also a bit darker than the other vehicles. I wanted them a bit greasier and grimier, but again as mentioned in the last post, there's a lot I can still learn about rust effects, oils, and streaking, etc. It's a process, and happy how these turned out regardless.
The bases gave me a unique opportunity to expand on the desert battlefield theme that only gets limited exposure on the individual figure bases. Here's where I definitely went a bit farther with the rust effects on the wire and debris.
More to come. I hope you like what you've seen so far.