Hi there! We finally got around to play the tutorial missions of the Dark Vengeance box with my friend (well, the first four anyway)... And we had a really good time. I had pretty much all the Marine minis painted that I needed in the missions, but my bikers had just the primer on them... So after playing the game I found some inspiration to give the first of three some washes and highlights and stuff... Here´s some pics.
I replaced the bolt pistol with a flamer with this one... and I cut the wings off from the back of the bike. They had too much Dark Angels mood in them. My Chapter "Serpents of Hellfire" are DA successor chapter, but I don´t want them to look precisely like DA marines. I also knifed the DA symbols off the mini...
I take the high lights just abit over the edge, to give the Serpents armour some flaming feeling... I used to drybrush the "effect" before on my earlier SoH marines, but I like more "clean" high lighting at present :)
Serpents of Hellfire marines don´t usually wear black helmets. I decided to paint the bike squad helmet black, to honor the Ravenwing of the Dark Angels... The coolest unit in 40K :)
Well these guys also have to have a cool name! I thought I´ll call the 2nd Company of the SoH the "Serpent Sting" Swift, poisonous and... cool! :D