Plaited beards and wolf-like fangs must be in fashion at the moment because recently a lot of you have sent in pictures of your Space Wolves. We've had a fair number appear in our inbox and even more of them have been added to our Flickr pool. While we've had a fair number of Tyranid pictures sent in to us, we've been overwhelmed by the amount of Space Wolves that we've received. So if you're a follower of the Hive Mind and you don't want to be outnumbered by power armoured bearded warriors, then send us some pictures of your Tyranids - the more the better. Until then, here are a few of our favourite Space Wolves submissions:
Svyatoslav Karyagin has been working on Space Wolves for some time, but he's never painted any tanks before. Inspired by the weathering techniques in the Imperial Armour Model Masterclass Vol.1 book from Forge World, he set about painting a couple of Rhino tanks to transport his warriors into battle. The basecoat for both models was Fenris Grey, which was gradually highlighted up to Shadow Grey and then finally Space Wolves Grey. The weathering was achieved using dark washes (Devlan Mud and Badab Black), followed by weathering powders mixed with oil-based paints as shown in the Masterclass book.
Dreadnoughts are up next, including these two by Matt Wilkinson Tempe and Duncan McGregor. Matt used the Ironclad Dreadnought as the base for his model, and added spare parts from the Wolf Guard Terminators and Space Wolves Pack boxes to make it more wolfy. The meaty assault cannon is actually the punisher cannon from the Leman Russ Punisher kit. Meanwhile, Duncan McGregor has painted a Contemptor Dreadnought to add to his growing Space Wolves force which is based on the Great Company of Bran Redmaw.
And then we just found some really awesome Space Wolves single miniatures. Bernd Scheffels constructed his own version of Logan Grimnar as he wanted a model that represented an older, more tranquil looking Great Wolf. The conversion was made using parts from the Wolf Guard Terminator kit combined with one of the torsos from the Forge Wold upgrade pack. We were particularly impressed with the snow effect. Then we've got a Wolf Guard painted by Hoagy Burton and a Space Wolf Scout painted by Tom Moore. The gold paintwork on the Wolf Guard is especially well done, as is the battle damage on the Scout. There's nothing else at the end of the image slider, nothing (though it is painted by Doctormoog). This blog post is an alien free blog post...