June 7, 2023

The Farmstead Operation

The weary loyalists from the XIII Legion cross the Thracian countryside and seek shelter from a friendly farmstead - this was the narrative for Ollie's project for last year's Armies on Parade, marking his tenth successive entry in as many years! The Ultramarines in a traditional, everyday setting went through a number of basing prototypes but finally settled on traditional tufts and static grass over a "teddybear fur" method that was challenging to get right on bases. We'll still keep experimenting on terrain in the future, and the fur technique is featured on the display board!

I felt the red bolters were a bold choice but they add just a right touch of nostalgic flavour and also work very well in the overall scheme - looking at the pictures even on blurry parts the models are quite easy to "read" with the weapons striking such a powerful contrast against the blue armour.