Meet Shamus and Angus, the two names I was not allowed to give my first born son, the Squad leader and Platoon Leader of my newly levied Veteran Platoon. On the left is Shamus; the dapper looking Sergeant that has a drinking habit, not a drinking problem mind you, as you can clearly see by the leather bota bag in his left hand. And Angus, the equally dapper Platoon Leader with the bolt gun and faith that his cloth shirt, and refractor field generator, will save him from harm. Obviously years of combat have rendered their thick skulls impervious to enemy weapons as both have decided to leave their helmets safely attached to their belts. Both of them are sporting their combat kilts from Victoria Lamb's fall line of battlefield accessories.
Now that you have met our two intrepid adventureres here is the small problem, what to paint the bolter and gigantically ridiculous sword? Normally I would go with red for these two items as all of my bolters are red, its a long story, but in this case I don't know if a gigantic red sword would be the best way to go. Now of course that is the sheath for the sword and could be some sort of gigantic ceremonial cow splitter, but who knows when men with kilts and Brodie helmets take to the field. So I ask the dear members of the blog-u-verse, what color should I paint the bolter and sword to tie it together?
As for the rest of the squad here they are, and because Drax asked for it - clicking the image will give you the high resolution picture:
Total squad is six lasgun troopers, three melta gunners and Sergeant. HQ is Platoon leader, three flamers and a vox/medic/drummer dude.
Bayonets fixed, kilts pressed, sporn polished and Brodie's on: these lads are going to war.
But what to do about that bolter and sword?