FTW posts that were linked to:
How to paint Space wolves (in light grey armour) quickly
How to create an effective Necron scarab swarm base
If you've got a post on your blog that shows what you were able to do with something you picked up here and it links back to FTW, let me know about it so I can highlight what you're doing!
Painting Space Wolves quickly
When I posted my Space Wolf painting tutorial the other week, I figured it would get some response and there might be the occasional person who picked it up and tried it on their own. Army Undecided has done that very thing with his Space Wolf army painted up in a light grey like I did with my own test model.
Image from Army Undecided
I think he's got a great looking tabletop ready force. The thing I like most though are the bases. He's got grass and snow on the base at the same time and that's not something you see often. Most of the time we all leave the grass off when we add snow, I'm guilty of it myself.
He's got more pictures of his Space Wolves on his site
Forge World scarab swarm
This past week though, they released their version of a Necron Scarab Swarm (their pic on the right over there).
Honestly, I'm a little disappointed.
I like the old school look, but it doesn't say swarm to me. Not like their Tyranid ripper swarms do. Those say swarm to me. Maybe I just want more on the base to give me that feeling of a carpet of them scampering across the surface of the battlefield and four bugs just don't do it.
Some folks have taken my idea/technique and improved on it. Like Eye of Error did the other month with his scarab swarms and including some mechanical bits on his bases.
Image from Eye of Error
The addition of more scarabs along with a themed base makes all the difference in the world to me. It's finding those little things you can do to your army that matter. They don't have to be really complex or difficult to do, but it's a matter of finding the right touches. That's what makes the difference and Eye of Error hit the nail on the head with his swarms.
You can see more of his scarab swarm bases here.
Image from Narceron
Another reader, Narceron, has used resin and some old school metal scarabs to create something similar. He's still in the building process I think, but I'm hoping he really loads them onto his bases a well and doesn't just go with 3 or 4 on each base.
I know he has tons of these guys made already and I'm waiting to see how they turn out in the end.
You can see his progress post here.