Redscorps origins and the Red Scorpions Chapter.


You might remember me, I'm Redscorps. I quit the hobby after a bit of drama in the real world, sold up the Red Scorpions army you see below and didn't think much of it at all between 2011 and now. I've been quite restless, I went and worked in the desert again, I backpacked around Europe hiking for some months, did an inter-country cycling trip and broke my ankle and tore some ligaments quite badly playing Gridiron which has sort of put me on my ass again over the last year. 

My first real army and my first go at painting and converting the stuff you see below came from a fractured C2 vertebrae (and other misc injuries) and a fair bit of time away from sports, so it's kind of fitting that I'm back in now. I figured out how to paint, then figured out how to paint a little better, was inspired by Phil and Mark from Forgeworld's studio to paint better again and apply some more realistic effects to the models (still not a shade on those guys!).

I did a few conversions too as part of the force that I was really happy with, the Stormtalon was a dreadful looking kit, I snapped it up on release day and got straight to cutting it and rearranging the parts and I feel it looks a lot more balanced. The predator with the forward turret and the Land Raider engine was another one I was really stoked on, inspired by the T34/85.

Anyway, they're gone. I realise as I pick up the hobby again with new interest, money couldn't buy back the time and enthusiasm I put into the project and every brush stroke on the newness now, seems to take twice as long! I don't know how those commission painters do it..


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