Every Space Wolves warrior dreams of a place in the Wolf Guard. To be a member of this select brotherhood is to wield the very deadliest weapons of war while serving as the personal guard of their Wolf Lord.
Clad in hulking suits of sacred Terminator armour, Wolf Guard Terminators are a brotherhood of nigh-invulnerable champions, each eager to dispense his own particular brand of death.
The whole reason I got into Warhammer back in the 90s was because of the old Space Wolf and Grey Knight Terminators. In fact, here's a photo from over 10 years ago of the unit I painted a good 10 years or more before that.
Now for Space Wolves, I always associated Terminators with heavy hitting close combat units. Sure they can be great for supplying the ranged support Space Wolves sometimes need, but deep striking into the heart of the enemy line and smashing units apart up close is what it's all about.
For that reason I've created two units, one with thunder hammers and storm shields, and this unit with wolf claws. I love the poses you can get with just a bit of adjustment to the arms. I think the leader of this unit is probably my new favorite badass painted miniature. He's an absolute unit and with that patch looks a bit like a space pirate!
I cast some Fantascape Glacial Ruins bases using Instant Mold & Milliput, then glued some sand around the edges, applying a second layer of watered down PVA to help it stuck.
I applied the Seraphim Sepia applied in patches to give a dirt stained look.
Finally, I applied some Mordheim Turf tufts and then a couple of layers of Deluxe's Scenic Snow.
I went with a similar style to how I painted the Centurions and once again I really like the effect. The extra brightness and contrast really makes them stand out at a distance.
I wanted to darken them down a bit to other units so painted all the pelts black rather than the usual beige. Using the yellow rather than red for the leather helps add the extra spot colour that neatly matches the chapter icon.
For the claws I normally use more pure blues, but this time I went with more turquoise blues to more closely resemble ice. I think I need a darker colour at the base next time, but blending them was much easier than my usual mix. The slight colour difference gives them a more chilling effect compared to the other power weapons I've painted, so it's definitely a keeper!