As part of the Black Templar haul that I was lucky enough to get second-hand the other day, I also got a Games Workshop Fortress of Redemption. As I have almost no 40K scenery (other than some scratch-built bunkers) I was pretty stoked to lay my hands on this.
|Twin-Linked Las Cannon Interceptor at left...(removable)|
At the time I got it I thought, "Wow, this thing is big and is going to take quite a lot of painting!"
Looking around, there are number of different paint schemes that seem popular, but the most popular ones seem to be either a "Dark Angels Green" or green or grey for the walls, and a dark grey or black for the giant Angel of Death statues on the tower. What to do?
As I don't have any Chaos Black undercoat to hand I decided just to use a grey Tamiya surfacer as the undercoat (the undercoat in the image above). Having done that, I ended up with a very light grey. Impatient type that I am, I have decided that I will see if I can use washes to darken the undercoat and see what we end up with. Although it might be cool, I have decided not to do the whole thing as a Black Templar base in black and white. I will be using some black though (probably on the Angels of Death) so it should still tie together with any Black Templars who end up defending it.
After a couple of late-night sessions over the last week, I have got base colours down on the gantry-way, decorations, and skulls. Here is where I am now:
|Dark Angels chapter icons (No, I am not going to convert them to BT)|
|A bit difficult to see, but the gantry is painted in Bolt Gun Metal|
All I can say is, if only my Skaven had a hidey-hole like this!
(or maybe they can? mwahahaha!)