What draws me to an Army?
(Pictures current of models below the text for those not interested.)
I've been having so much fun painting this Night Lords rhino that I'm posting a second time in one week! Some backstory; the Night Lords were the first 40k army I finished. I had 1850 points and took them to one or two Seattle Grand Tournaments around the year 2000. They were my return to the hobby and my painting style was bright and clean, as was portrayed in White Dwarf at the time. Old, old pictures can be found here, and funny enough over at Bell of Lost Souls. It seems someone over there picked up my army, or who knows, they may have been the person I sold it to all those years ago.
hypothesis on color palette choice, but that isn't all of it. I am drawn to the theme of a force and for several editions their theme seemed to waver, but the use of fear and unconventional tactics remained constant. It is this manipulative nature that brings me back to them. Like Bsmoove and myself, the Night Lords are a D4. They seek weakness and strike where they will do the most damage. They do not play by the rules, they seek to change the rules and so change the conflict.
I hope this has been as useful for all of you as it has been for me. I'm not sure it will stop my tendency to collect multiple armies, but it certainly helped me to identify my own tendencies and what I like in collecting. On to the pictures!
A Gentleman's Ones here. Washes should bring the paint chipping together and I'll experiment with some weathering powders as well.
Blood Pact tank here. It is basically a weathering powder suspended in alcohol and sells under the name RustAll.