Revelators Scout Squad

I’ve finished some more models for my own Space Marine chapter, the Revelators! This time, a squad of shotgun-wielding Scouts.

So yeah, they’ve been a relatively long time coming, and I’ve shown them unpainted a couple of times already. As the construction has already been discussed, I’ll focus on the painting in this post. I’m glad to say that painting the Scouts was for the most part an enjoyable process. It was also a bit different from my other recent projects: I tried to keep them consistent with my other Revelator models, which meant no weathering and less highlights than with, for example, my Astra Rodentia or Inquisition models.

This is not to say that I don’t like the look! I’d describe the look as vanilla-GW-tabletop, and the slightly cartoony look is neat if a bit uneventful. I did however try something new with these guys, as I try to do with every project: I did their cloaks in six-color desert camo, which is about my favorite camo design. Well, to be frank, it’s more of a four-color desert, as I simplified it for the miniature form, but I think it reads well for what it should be. Might try all six colours for the sniper Scouts when I eventually get there, as there’s more room in their cloaks..

A note on the color scheme as a whole: I’m really liking that my chosen armor color of gray and the desert basing scheme allowed me to create a somewhat sensible scheme for scouts. I was a bit worried about my standard accent colour yellow, but then I realised that as Scouts don’t use company colors, I had no issues! Yeah, there’s some gold, but there always has to be some bling in Warhammer.. All in all, I think they look like an effective bunch of commandos ready for some close-quarters action.

I’m entering these guys to Ann’s April hobby challenge along with the Ork Boyz. Turned out that April was a very productive month for me, as I managed to finish eight models! Can’t even remember the last time I was able to do that. Thanks for the extra boost of motivation Ann!

19 thoughts on “Revelators Scout Squad

    1. Thanks LCE! I used the same paints on the cloth and the base (base got an extra highlight). I briefly considered the box-art white, but thought that this sandy color would work better for my purposes!

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  1. Glad I was able to help somewhat. I like these guys, they look nice and I like the bases too. Especially the skull accents. πŸ™‚

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    1. Cheers Ann! Heh, although my basing hasn’t changed much in the last couple of years, I think adding some bigger rocks and random skulls makes a huge difference when you compare it to just using sand (like on the Tactical Marine there). I’m super happy with the Ork skull with crooked jaw on the sarge’s base!

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  2. The smoothness in your painting is to die for, and it works really well with the clean, non-weathered look. These almost look like they’re digitally coloured renders, and I mean this as very much a positive!

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    1. That’s high praise indeed! Much appreciated, Mikko! I got to say, when I see them in person, it feels like it’s anything but smooth, but maybe the photograph actually helps a bit?

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      1. Oh your photos are on point too, but your own painting always looks worse to you than it does in others’ eyes (at least that’s what I tell myself) πŸ˜€

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  3. They look fantastic as always, and Space Marines really benefit from the crisp and clean look. I really appreciate the choc-chip camo on their rolled cloaks as well – as you can imagine!
    The Helmets work really well over the usual bare heads. Where is the Sergeant’s power fist from?

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    1. Thank you very much Azazel! I agree with you on the clean marines, though some day I’d like to try a “painterly”, blanche-esque style paintjob on a marine.

      Once again, a lot of credit goes to you from the camo! πŸ™‚

      The fist is also from the Scions kit, which turned out to be a treasure trove for Scouts. It’s just the right size, and the exposed pistons are a really cool detail!

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    1. Much appreciated John! Gray is fortunately an easy color to implement to a scheme, but surprisingly not the easiest color to paint! I’m glad you like it!

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  4. I almost missed these, which would have been a bit of a tragedy. They’re really excellent, something that you don’t often get to say about those old scout models. Love the scion backpacks, an excellent idea and one I shall file away in my brain for if I ever find myself making scouts of my own.

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    1. Thanks Wudugast! Yeah, the plastic Scout kit, justifiably, gets a bad rap. But turns out they’re alright for some neat conversions. Just have to throw some money at it πŸ˜€ Thankfully the Scion kit seems to be full of great bits..

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