For years, I've coveted the tiny, little Epic toys. They're like miniature . . . miniatures. However, I really didn't want to play Epic, per se. Or get into a new huge collection. My purpose was just to get two, small, identical sets, and play something simple that my kids would enjoy. Sort of like Panzerblitz, but with a 40k flavor.
So, middle of last year I picked up a small collection. Now, time to paint! 'Ere we go.
|For inspiration, I went back through the old painting guide for Space Marines - included FREE with the Space Marine Paint Set! After looking through the options, I went with Space Wolves. |
|For the first time, I noticed that the photo on the back of the paint set box actually has a few Epic minis! Perfect timing.|
|Vintage Blue Grey (for the base) and Space Wolves Grey (highlights).|
|High Tech Drying Rack.|
|Basecoat, dry brush highlights and some old Boltgun metal on the guns and treads.|
|Then, everything got a very watered down coat of wash. Basically, an Ink, Matte Medium and Water mix, with a lot more water mixed in. I didn't want the wash to darken things too much.|
|Contemptor Dread Pattern? What's old is new again!|
|Now my Minis have minis! Perhaps they can resolve their differences on the tabletop instead of the battlefield? Nah!|
Soon, I'll try to put together some simple rules and play a few games with the boys. Goals will be: (1) retain the same odds of one set of miniatures removing another from play, (2) create simple movement rules, (3) resolve combat with a minimum of die rolling, (4) no book keeping.
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