I skipped 4th Edition of 40k altogether and I was told that the Dire Avengers were awesome then. I did love the models as I thought they were so much nicer than the standard Guardians so before GW repacked them into boxes of 5 and jacked up the price twice (making it effectively 4 times more expensive), I picked up 3 boxes to give me a total of 30 models.
I would most likely field them in units of 10 giving me 3 strong Troops for my midfield. I would then support them with Guardians and Jetbikes. I am still working on the army list at the moment but those are the few builds swimming in my head at the moment.
So while I worked on my Crimson Hunter, I partner it with my Dire Avengers. As I did not have an airbrush, I had to use thin layers of Warlock Purple on the Crimson Hunter, layer by layer. As the Crimson Hunter was drying, I would then clean the Dire Avengers parts and glue them model by model.
|Completed the entire unit within the space of 2 hours. Not bad considering I scrape each and every mould line out|
|While doing that I kept going back to my Crimson Hunter hitting it with another thin layer and waiting for it to dry|
|Based up the Dire Avengers with sand before I hit them with the primer of white.|