Work is starting to progress nicely now i have found my Heresy muse again! Once the Tactical Squad was completed i immediately started putting together the Contemptor.
For me the Alpha Legion Contemptor is one of the nicest in the range. For me it is only matched by the recent Thousand Sons and Custodes Contemptors. So i have been quite excited about this model for a while. I went with the Plasma Cannon configuration with a Fist. I didn't magnetize the arms as i'm not playing Heresy at the moment (for nearly 2 years now!) so its not to important right now.
So I've hit the whole model with the two tone teal paint I've been using, picked out the metallic areas (there's a lot of metallic trim!!) and then washed the whole model with thinned asurmen blue. I'll be washing the metallic trims with Nuln Oil next then adding shades and slowly start bringing the colours back to life.
Between drying I decided to get the base done and out of the way. You may remember 2 posts ago i tried out a new basing technique by Third Eye Nuke studios. That attempt was an adaptation, but this one followed their tutorial. I am very pleased with the result, and the rest of the Alpha Legion will be following this basing recipe!
The base just had a few layers of cork added with a bit of the old citadel Urban Basing kit as well.
I also prepped the next 5 Tactical Marines while i had the airbrush out! I'm sure these guys will quickly follow the Contemptor. Maybe a squad of Scimitar Jet bikes after that!