Thursday, October 17, 2019

Squaddie September: 40K Beastmen

First off, a quick note that I fixed the photos in the previous Squaddie September post, got some new pics against a black backdrop. Still not perfect, those Models are just as much of a pain to find a good angle for photography as they are for finding a good angle to get a paintbrush in there, but at least the colour scheme is visible now.

Anyhow, as the title indicates, this time we've got the Blackstone Fortress Beastmen ready to go. These guys were much more fun to paint than the Megavolt Cultists, and I decided to mostly stick to a pretty limited palette and see how many browns I could use in there:
The rusted metal on the machetes was my fave bit, I always like doing rusty metal. Then they got some cleaner metal on the Chainswords and pistols, and a bit of red and yellow flair to tie them in with the Renegade Guard Squads. Looking it it now, I notice I also forgot to do the brass rings that a couple of them have in their noses, but whatever. I may get to it at some point.
Even some pretty cool detail back here. I like the hair they've got, lots of cool details like braids and little charms woven in.

Pretty simple lot, it's back to the grindstone for now, but I've got a couple more posts from the September challenge to write up, so they should be along reasonably soon. Until then, y'all have a good one, y'hear!


  1. The Beastmen are my least favourite models in Blackstone and even they are great. I know people who only bought the set for the models and have no intention of playing the game. I really should pull my finger out and work on mine.

    1. The game is pretty fun, but yeah, it's entirely worth it even if you chuck all that and just go for the Models. I'm making myself wait until I get the base box painted before I pick up the expansions.

    2. I start each morning of my week by having to remember not to buy all the expansions. It's like a mindfulness thing.

    3. It really does take near-constant effort.