It is a busy time at the University. Now all the students are out of the way we can start some proper research, which means late nights hauled up in front of a data analysis computer or travelling the country presenting our findings! With some nights taken out by actual game playing and visits to parents etc it all means less time for painting (boo, hiss!)... so I am 1 week behind schedule now.
Here are my first 7 Sea Guards:
I'm yet to base them properly and might wait until I have another rank painted up. There is a vast amount of detail on these "Island of Blood" models which is also slowing me down, so I may not reach the 28 I set out to paint but I will complete enough to field a complete unit (albeit with an army of very low points value). As can be seen I have done the 3 command models and 4 rank and file models.
Here is the Unit Champion from front and back:
and the standard flag:
Bit unsure about the runes on the standard. I am re-paint them gold. Thoughts?
The rest of the sea-guard unit was going to made up of modified High Elf Spearmen; which have considerably less detail, but don't look any where near as fancy. So I hit EBay again for another bout of cheaphammering (defiantly a verb!), managed to snap up another 10 IOB sea-guard and 5 Ellyrian Reavers for £6. Some of the sea-guard had their weapons missing (but mainly the command models) so I can now create a second rank of these glorious looking miniatures. I'll be hitting the Chaos Black spray can tonight!
As an aside I now have 15 Ellyrian Reavers which I'm yet to test on the battle field, but I have heard they are even worse than Silver Helms!