And the second post! Lots of photos I'm afraid... here's Squad Beros, 1st Tactical Squad of the Fifth Company, Imperial Fists.
Aside from the sergeant and the guy with the grass, these were batch painted, although it still took me a long time. I think as +Nick Thrower
has blogged, batch painting worked to get the basecoat on, but after that I found it hard going keeping enthusiasm for blocking out all the colours on all of them before moving on to the next... it seemed like I'd spent ages doing them, but was no closer to finishing. I nearly switched to painting them individually but stuck with it, and it was quite gratifying to have them all suddenly come together at the end. I think next time I'll get all the yellow done then switch to working on individuals.
I have to say I was reluctant to start these guys, because they're just standard troops... but I really enjoyed the whole process and love the final look, plus this marks a milestone for me as I can now rustle up a game ready IF force. This was also my fist attempt at scratches... some worked well, some not so much, need a bit more practice.
My favourite one... has to be the heavy bolter!