Monday 23 January 2017

The third Snakeman hatching, and the 101st (Catachan) Airborne.

In the past week I have painted another six Snakemen. The painting of the Snakemen is going well and I am having fun painting them. I do feel I need to paint more real world Snake colourations, as well as some more brightly coloured Chaos looking ones. My next batch (hatching!) will be a mix of these.

Other than the Snakemen I painted a few Catachans. I had a fair sized plastic Catachan army some time ago, and it had a few metal ones in it. I have seperated and painted stripped most of them, and plan to do a small, veteran force, of metal only Catachans.

I have always liked the Catachans as they are more of a tough and independent army, not so grim and dull as Cadians. So, I have painted a few test miniatures, and rather than the standard Catachan green, I have opted for a variation of the 101st Airborne uniform of the US in World War Two. I am not intending to focus on them as yet, but will do in the near future.

Enjoy :)
 More Snakey fellows!
 A converted Higgat Dwarf Slicer. 
I have replaced his broken sword with one from from the GW Tomb Kings range. 
I have painted his armour in a bone effect, and added an Ox skull from the Tomb Kings Skeleton box set to emphasize the desert look of the bases. 
He will either be the army General, independent hero, or unit leader.
 Rear view.
 The first Saranth Elf Mangler, with Rattlesnake skin.
 Second of the Saranth Elf Mangler, this time in blue.
 Third Saranth Elf Mangler, in a Tree Snake green.
 Rear view of the three.
 S'lon Life Smasher.
 I have noticed a few of the S'lon Life Smashers have miscast shields. Instead of the usual round shield, they are (mis)cast into a teardrop shape. Often, but not in this case, the snake skull can be lacking detail and teardrop shaped as well.
 Higgat Dwarf Slicer.
I have painted him with Vallejo Flourescent green to give look of the more brighter Tree Snakes. 
Like the American 101st Airborne in World War Two, I have painted these Catachan in a slightly darker kharki uniform, with russet boots, and wood look rifle. However, they are still Catachans, and so I have painted the bandanas red.
  Close up of on of the riflemen.
 Rear view.

Catachans face off against Snakemen on a distant planet!?

Next update, almost certainly more Snakemen!


  1. Very nice stuff there Goblin Lee. ;)

    1. Thank you, they are fun to paint, and painting the Catachans made a nice change.