As I promised earlier on in the week, I have almost completed my PRDF Strike Squad gears for Heavy Gear Blitz. I still have to clean up the bases as well as mark the front arc like I did with my Cataphract, but that shouldn't take to long.
I will admit though, it did really help me see the unit come together as a single group rather then piece meal as I am used to. That right there helped me out a lot to want to finish getting everything done. I am rather happy how the force is coming along thus far, as it has a very dark color scheme to it, while still being obviously that it is following the base scheme for PRDF that DP9 uses.
The bases really came out looking decent enough, but a part of me just feels as though it still isn't as good looking as that Cataphract base came out. I think that is simply because I had so much room on the Catarphract base to work with, was easier to make the base look decent. You can tell each mini of the Strike Squad has a slightly variation to the amount of ballast and flocking I used. Overall I am happy with the results, but think I could do better next time.
I tried to keep constant with the highlighting, keeping only the heavy highlighting being from whatever angle the light source was coming from. These highlights though also came out a bit thicker then I was hoping, but again I blame that detail brush I was trying to use. Either way I got the job done and in the end, that is all that matters.
The last unit, and the one that will most likely take the longest to paint is going to be my Fire Support Squad, as I have more then the default number of minis for that unit. I have the Chieftain IV, 3x Warriors, 3x Crusader IVs all with various load outs and upgrades. I'll probably paint the Chieftan IV on it's own since its color scheme will match the Strike Squad scheme you see here. The other minis will need to be painted as packs, assuming I use the same method I used while painting this Strike Squad.
Overall, the force is coming along nicely, and once everything is said and done I am having an amazing time painting these minis and playing the game. Thus far I can't complain about my PRDF at all, as they haven't let me down on the field yet, easy to paint, and look excellent once everything is said and done. If you are going to do something, do it in style, am I right?
I do have another blog post about something else I bought to go along with Heavy Gear, something completely unnecessary, but should look good along with the minis and Blitz Dice from DP9. That will be in a separate blog post though.