||Space Wolves are one of the best supported chapters as
far as miniatures go. They have such a big range I steal them
for other chapters, especially the Scout Sergeant models (still available
through mail order- for a price). Of the three Space Wolf Scout Sergeant
models, this was the most "wolfy", so I used him for my Space Wolves.
Aside from a backpack swap, this is a stock model!
|I liked the bare arms and leather gloves on this model,
and painted them accordingly, along with the cool drum fed bolter complete
with shoulder strap! I was quite pleased to see GW had switched over
recently from the "blue-grey" color scheme to a more appropriate solid
grey. I've always painted my Space Wolves this color, and found that
(with some work) you can really make grey look good! (More on that
||One of the old plastic scouts, rearmed with an autopistol
and chainsword (both from the old plastic Marine Assault weapons sprue).
Although there is new background for seasoned marine scouts
for Space Wolves, I still use the "youthful" scout models myself.
|A rear view of another rearmed plastic scout. Yellow
trim looks great with grey, but I also use red occasionally, and here to
good effect on the sleeves. I paint the greaves, pouches and belts
leather to make the models look more rugged and primitive. The armor
itself is grey, with steel highlights. I did these models a while
ago, so the yellow isn't as deep as the other models, but the grey came
out well enough.
||My Space Wolf captain is a converted Devastator Sergeant
from the old Devastators boxed set. I loved the scope eye, axe, wolf
pelts, and beard. I added a storm bolter for good shootiness, and
a power sword on his back for extra melee ability. A worthy captain,
|The old metal Blood Claws boxed set included a number of Mk. 6 armor
types. For variety, I equipped them with actual Mk. 6 arms from the
OLD plastic sprues. The spiky shoulder pad necessitates putting the
company marking on the other shoulder, which looks fine and adds some nice
variety to the models. Otherwise, this is a stock model painted like
the rest of my Space Wolves. For the yellow shoulder pads, I paint
yellow, then wash with light brown for depth.
||This metal model was armed with a plastic meltagun taken from
one of the older Ork weapons sprues, and posed up nicely. The
drybrushing and washing effects are executed very cleanly on this model.
|Another Mk 6 using plastic arms. I use a dark grey for my base
coat, then I drybrush around all the edges and joints with a light grey,
and finally do a neat black wash in all the joints. It seems to work
really well, adding lots of depth to the models even though it's just shades
of grey. Of course, the yellow, red, gold, and leather form a nice
||Another stock model from the old metal Grey Hunters box set.
I had to do one of the knee pads in yellow, and it came out well- just
big enough for a wolf paw decal. This model shows all the different
colors I use on my Space wolves, including red for the cloak lining, gems,
and grenade rim. The gold and steel parts are washed with brown for
|I armed this extrordinary metal body with a power sword and hand flamer.
This is one of the nicest Space Wolf models I've seen, including a bionic
leg, Mk. III style armor, crazy beard braids, and toothy smile! Although
the new plastic Space Wolf models are incredible, be sure not to miss out
on the old metal models for variety- they make great characters.
||A standard Mk 7 metal Space Wolf, armed with a power axe and sheathed
knife for that extra edge in melee. This is one of my favorite Grey
Hunter models, just because the pose is so nice, with his head matching
the gun direction. You can also see the light blue color I use for
the Wolves' eyes, shaded with black.