Now I have to admit this was on the back burner long before they took away my skills and doctrines. I made great effort to keep the army in a seperate case and not mix it in with the rest of my guard in the hope this would keep it pure and some day I'd come back to it. Then apoc came, and I needed models, more models, EVERY model I could get my hands on for the biggest games imaginable... I still have allthe Cadians, but the list is no longer valid. But if I ever paint up all my Cadian models, this is the colour scheme I want to paint them in. I'd like to do a dedicated cityfight army using Cadian models, but it's a long way down a very long list of things I want to paint.
Now there is one thing I really like this model for. It was the first time I painted faces without eyes. Previously I'd painted the eyes white and very carefully tried to dot the eyes so they're looking in the same direction. I got quite good at it, though there were still some distinctly odd looking dudes floating about (away with the fairies by the look on their faces...) But I realised that if a person was so far away that they looked the size of a model... I would not see the whites of their eyes. Admittedly, you wouldn't see anything more than a vague humanoid shape either, but that's beside the point :oP
For my first attempt at a face without eyes, using just shadow to suggest eyes, I'm really quite proud of it. It was a significant step in my painting development. Sure, I reckon I can do better now, but you have to look back at these important moments.