I fancied something a little different tonight so after finding my base coated Valhallan Ice Warriors I thought I’d give one of them a go.
For those of you not in the know Valhallan Ice Warriors are an imperial guard (Astra militarum) army in Warhammer 40k. They’re old school having first been released some time in the 1990s I believe. I remember seeing them the first time in a diorama on the back of a white dwarf magazine manning a fortress fighting Tyranid aliens. Their colour scheme was this –
As I’ve always been a huge fan of all things imperial guard it was an easy decision to make sure I snapped them up when they were re-released by GW in early 2020. I base coated them immediately but then obviously got sidetracked by something else and didn’t even look at them again until recently.
I picked out a Lieutenant as I just love his ridiculously big hat haha, poured some wine, turned on the music (Black Flag) and got stuck in. It’s been a while since I’ve painted a figure so I definitely felt rusty but all in all I’m pleased with the finished result of Lieutenant Yakovitch of the 113th Valhallan Ice Warriors.
This will be a small army with troops, artillery and a Leman Russ but that’s it. They’ll certainly come in handy as reserves for my Praetorian Guard Army from time to time.
I am looking forward to painting more and will be incorporating a basic green and white camo scheme for the standard troops based on the first picture in this post.
However, it’s back to the CoffinWood project I go.
Wudugast taught me that taking a break from a large project is always good so that’s what this was all about.
I hope everyone is keeping well.