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Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/10 22:21:38


Post by: Captain Brown


So there comes a time in almost every armies life that it starts to look tired, and I do not mean because the games Meta has changed and your carefully crafted forces is losing on the battlefield. Your army looks worn-out because you have seen it on the battlefield so many times, or other members of your gaming group have accidently sat on some of them, perhaps the dice or even terrain has knocked off some paint, etc.

So this happened for my Necromundian 8th Imperial Guard Regiment, I had bought the boxed set as soon as they released the Cadian plastics…mostly to replace the two Catachan and two metal Cadian armies. I decided to paint as a tribute to my original Imperial Guard army painted back in Rogue Trader that I ended up selling to a chap in Sweden many years before. That meant reverse-zebra striped Codex Grey fatigues from WD 109 and from the box of 36 plastic Guardsmen who when their four Lascanons were added from the box cost more in points than 30 plastic Space Marines with their inexpensive Missile Launchers. I did this and an army consisting of a Command HQ, two PCS, five painted Infantry Squads, two Heavy Weapon Squads, Ogryn Squad and several tanks battled other gamers at my group and at the local GW Store in downtown Vancouver and then in Richmond after the former closed.

So here is a rebuild of the PLOG I lost on WarSeer, this time round there is obviously going to be a lot more painted figures and less unpainted ones, but there is still more to build…because any true Guard player knows that their army is never truly finished.
Some progress shots of the army through the years.

Picture from WD 109 that started it all. (Photo Property of Games Workshop)


Shots as the army has grown:








To the present:






At the start of this PLOG my plastic Necromundan (Cadian) Army consisted of:
Company Command Squad (5)
1 Commissar
Ogryn Squad (5)
Platoon Command Squad (5)
3 Infantry Squads (30)
Platoon Command Squad (5)
2 Infantry Squads (20)
1 Heavy Weapon Squad (6)
Sentinel Squadron (3)
1 Hell Hound
2 Leman Russ
1 Demolisher
1 Basilisk

Now the army stands at:

HQ
Company Command Squad with all the Specialists (8)
Chimera
Company Command Squad with Specialists (7)
Chimera
6 Commissars
3 Priests
3 Primus Psykers
Adeptus Mechanicus Squad (5)

Elites
Ratling Squad (10)
Storm Trooper Squad (10)
Ogryn Squad (5)

Troops
Platoon Command Squad (5)
Chimera
4 Infantry Squads (40)
Platoon Command Squad (5)
Chimera
4 Infantry Squads (40)
Platoon Command Squad (5)
Chimera
4 Infantry Squads (40)
Platoon Command Squad (5)
Chimera
2 Infantry Squads (20)
1 Conscript Squad (35)
3 Special Weapon Squads (18)
6 Heavy Weapon Squads (36)
4 Veteran Squads (40)
4 Chimera

Fast Attack
Sentinel Squadron (3)
Hell Hound Squadron (2)
1 Valkyrie/Vendetta (Still to paint...only vehicle left to finish)

Heavy Support
2 Leman Russ
1 Demolisher
2 Hydra
3 Griffon/Basilisk

Figured I would start with some of the old units and the cleaned up/touched up/revamped units above/below each other for the first part and then I new units as I went. There are tutorials coming as well, as I was the crazy guy who built a unit of conscripts and shaved off the shoulder pads and replaced the heads a number of years ago.

The long painting war continues...

CB

PS: I have one unit that has never changed when just about every other squad has had models replaced or converted as Sergeants could have Storm Bolters, then only Las Pistols/Bolt Pistls and then finally Bolters (but still no Las Guns ). Heavy Weapons became teams and two wound models. Heavy Weapons in Squads were good, then bad, then good, then bad again. Some one will notice which unit has never changed eventually.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/10 22:49:04


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Another plog? These poor Dakka folks are going to be building a wall against Warseers soon


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/11 11:37:56


Post by: Nevelon


Ahh, the old spiders.

I build a box of the old RT plastics, and reinforced them with some metal at the time. No tanks though. I could field an army before this new fangled platoon setup. Back in the day of 10 man squads and heavy weapons on your shoulder. Good times, good times. I might have been able to fake an army in 3rd with what I had, but nothing relevant. These days they are just tucked away in boxes.

Always nice to see a well painted army, especially with classic elements. Looking forward to some closeups.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/12 20:05:47


Post by: Captain Brown


Cap'n Facebeard wrote:Another plog? These poor Dakka folks are going to be building a wall against Warseers soon

Well all I can say this that is their choice. However I have only produced about half of my active PLOGs and none of those where the army has been sold.
Nevelon wrote:Ahh, the old spiders.

I build a box of the old RT plastics, and reinforced them with some metal at the time. No tanks though. I could field an army before this new fangled platoon setup. Back in the day of 10 man squads and heavy weapons on your shoulder. Good times, good times. I might have been able to fake an army in 3rd with what I had, but nothing relevant. These days they are just tucked away in boxes.

Always nice to see a well painted army, especially with classic elements. Looking forward to some closeups.

Thanks Nevelon, close-ups to follow, but first I guess I should post where I started...a little embarrassing as these were painted and converted back in 2004. However PLOGs have to start somewhere. So these are old and pre-refresh pictures.




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Now at this time the Heavy Weapon was not yet a two wound troop, so I was mounting them on smaller bases to allow for flexibility. Guard Sergeants could also carry Storm Bolters and hence those rather large conversions. So one of my first changes was replacing those models, making the bodies into VOX Operators and the rest into new bodies with converted Storm Bolters.

Here are the converted Sergeants:


A few extra bodies required where the Heavy Weapon Team was removed to be mounted on a proper large base:



An updated Squad:


Tons more to come as there are over 300 images in my Necromundian Guard gallery and loads more to upload.

Thanks for the view and the comments.

The long painting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/13 07:25:08


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Wow a third plog man?! Really excited to see even more of your work, this force is looking magnificent. More photos for the photo god!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/13 08:47:52


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


I like all the differently equipped Sarges, and the painting is very nice on everyone.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/13 14:20:22


Post by: Captain Brown


Inevitable_Faith wrote:Wow a third plog man?! Really excited to see even more of your work, this force is looking magnificent. More photos for the photo god!

Thanks Inevitable_Faith, I will see what I can do on the photo front.
Cap'n Facebeard wrote:I like all the differently equipped Sarges, and the painting is very nice on everyone.

Thank you Cap'n Facebeard, some more photos of the Storm Bolter Sergeants and photos for Inevitable_Faith:






The previous Sergeant bodies that had the VOX sets on their backs were converted to regular VOX Operators (waste not want not).




The Storm Bolters were made from Ork Sluggas, Vehicle Accessory Sprue Storm Bolter Barrels and normally the Flamer arm for the strap to keep the model somewhat more realistic if the weapon was not across the chest.

More to come, the long painting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/13 15:18:35


Post by: Brother SRM


I love the mix of old and new in this army, and the stormbolters on sergeants are such a neat touch. The urban camo looks great and I'm excited to see the army develop.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/13 17:44:08


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Love seeing the bolter weaponry on some Humiez, it really is eye-catching. Beautiful conversions, keep it up.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/14 04:33:01


Post by: Captain Brown


Brother SRM wrote:I love the mix of old and new in this army, and the stormbolters on sergeants are such a neat touch. The urban camo looks great and I'm excited to see the army develop.

Thanks Brother SRM, the paint scheme is the original Imperial Guard camouflage, Codex Grey with Black over White stripes.
Inevitable_Faith wrote:Love seeing the bolter weaponry on some Humiez, it really is eye-catching. Beautiful conversions, keep it up.

Thanks Inevitable_Faith, but that became a problem as the next Imperial Guard list removed the Storm Bolter from the Sergeant's repertoire.

Suddenly I needed eight Sergeants with Las Pistols or Bolt Pistols... Sadly a very common problem with Imperial Guard as just about every change in Codex changes options. I still had to start converting the Heavy Weapon Teams onto the 60m bases as well.




With a lick of paint.



The long painting war continues...

CB




Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/14 06:01:03


Post by: evildrcheese


So many guardsmen.

Army looks great so far, you have many tanks!

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/14 07:12:57


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Yeah that musta sucked having the guys you put that work into suddenly being invalidated :( At least it gave you an excuse to convert up some awesome looking new sergeants!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/14 09:46:37


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


The caps look great. It was sucky when they axed Sgts w/ rifles, I would have preferred my Sgts to at least have a lasgun, much more realistic. I know, sci-fi, but Guard infantry IMO should have a touch of realism.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/14 18:07:17


Post by: Captain Brown


evildrcheese wrote:So many guardsmen.

Army looks great so far, you have many tanks!

EDC

evildrcheese, lots of tanks, but I got to them later as they had been painted to an acceptable level and 40K had shifted to an infantry army with vehicles blowing up due to light winds.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Yeah that musta sucked having the guys you put that work into suddenly being invalidated :( At least it gave you an excuse to convert up some awesome looking new sergeants!

Thanks Inevitable_Faith.

Cap'n Facebeard wrote:The caps look great. It was sucky when they axed Sgts w/ rifles, I would have preferred my Sgts to at least have a lasgun, much more realistic. I know, sci-fi, but Guard infantry IMO should have a touch of realism.

Cap'n Facebeard, agree with you entirely, they did give up Bolters in the latest Codex, but still no Las Guns (those conversions will come later).

In the meantime with the Sergeant crisis over I continued to build VOX Operators.


And start on the Heavy Weapons. This was a Missile Launcher Team re-positioning as I liked to use the kneeling legs for many regular Guardsmen,





Then a Heavy Bolter Team mostly prone.





Thank you for the comments.

The long painting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/15 23:12:35


Post by: Captain Brown


So having enjoyed the little diorama that was created with the Heavy Bolter I did some more.

Running Team.




And another prone team.




The Heavy Weapon Squad of Heavy Bolters.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/16 04:46:24


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Cool, they're very well done. Much prefer prone gunners to the squatting guys, even though I've never bothered to make any myself.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/16 05:45:16


Post by: evildrcheese


Col. I like the 'on the move' heavy weapons team, nicely done.

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/16 16:53:28


Post by: Captain Brown


Cap'n Facebeard wrote:Cool, they're very well done. Much prefer prone gunners to the squatting guys, even though I've never bothered to make any myself.

evildrcheese wrote:Col. I like the 'on the move' heavy weapons team, nicely done.
EDC

Thanks Cap'n Facebeard and evildrcheese. I made the prone gunners out of standing legs of the Tank Commander from the Vehicle Accessory Sprue.

So I had long since decided that I would not be painting the helmet stripes of the original Imperial Guard (the red arrow, yellow cutlass, blue sunburst, etc) to mark units...partially because it was more of a Space Marine theme and it removed some flexibility from moving around Guard troopers between squads. But that did not mean I did not experiment, and some of those were failures...here was an attempt at a Command HQ and a PCS and using the Shoulder Pads to mark units.










I had just repeated the problem on a smaller scale...So I decided the should pads would get the Guard skull and the Regimental # and that was it. That way the swapping of models would be easy as new Codex's came out changing unit sizes and compositions.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/19 17:28:56


Post by: Captain Brown


Completed another Heavy Weapon Team (this time Auto-Canon)...again incorporating non-kneeling figures into the model where possible.






The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/19 18:59:55


Post by: Nevelon


Love the variance in the weapon teams.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/20 01:03:05


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you Nevelon,

Did another one, so one more to go for another Heavy Weapon Squad.





The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/20 03:45:14


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Looks like he dropped the magazine on his foot


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/20 04:45:38


Post by: Captain Brown


 Cap'n Facebeard wrote:
Looks like he dropped the magazine on his foot


You know it sort of does.

I liked the other style better, the dropping of the clip into the AutoCanon as it fires. So the third and final one was made like the first.




And here is the entire squad:




It should be noted that it was not until the third Heavy Weapons Squad that I actually got to AutoCanons having done Missile Launchers and Heavy Bolters first...very strange for Imperial Guard players as the AutoCanon is the best choice for Heavy Weapons normally.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/20 14:14:02


Post by: Brother SRM


There's a lot of character in your heavy weapons teams and how you pose them. I dig your subtle conversion work and reposing on them a lot.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/20 18:23:36


Post by: Captain Brown


 Brother SRM wrote:
There's a lot of character in your heavy weapons teams and how you pose them. I dig your subtle conversion work and reposing on them a lot.


Thanks Brother SRM.

Here is the missile Launcher Squad (I did not seem to have any photos of them other than the repositioning team).



Saved four kneeling Guard there and they started to get assembled in my Infantry Squads...on in the cases below the Veteran Squads I started.




I started painting spider tattoos on the faces of some Veterans and also decided I would place the Imperial Guard Skull on the right shoulder pad and the number 8 on the left should pad to solve my blank issue and make all the models interchangeable between squads/platoons/PCS/etc.

The long painting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/20 23:47:15


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Gah now you're making me miss IG, I loved making HWS guys.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/21 16:43:45


Post by: Captain Brown


 Cap'n Facebeard wrote:
Gah now you're making me miss IG, I loved making HWS guys.


Steady Cap'n Facebeard, you don't want to buy more when you still have cool armies of True-Scale Marines to paint (I have seen your PLOGs).

So worked on a few more Veterans with Shotguns. The one on the left a conversion with the spare Shotgun from the Forge World kit.



Then as a reward I started cleaning up my Sentinels.





The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/21 23:10:11


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Nice the Sentinel camo looks great


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/21 23:51:44


Post by: Nevelon


Sentinels do look nice. Was hoping for eggshells armed with assault cannons though.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/22 21:08:39


Post by: Captain Brown


Cap'n Facebeard wrote:Nice the Sentinel camo looks great

Thanks Cap'n Facebeard.

Nevelon wrote:Sentinels do look nice. Was hoping for eggshells armed with assault cannons though.

Now that would be truly old school...and no I never had one of those as I just could not abide the model...I built my own and then sold them on eBay or perhaps it was the newsboard for GW before eBay.

More on the Sentinels. Now I just could not stay with the Lascanon only option, so I cut them off and added rare earth magnets. The Lascanons were so heavy I had to add a brass pin to keep them from pointing at the ground.


Third of the bunch. The lucky #7...cause when you play Sentinels you need to be lucky.




The whole Squad:


Next step was building alternate weapons as I had some Multi-lasers and that was it (did not even have enough Multi-lasers either).

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/23 06:13:36


Post by: kakita


Interesting that both of our armies are called spiders but are so vastly different.

Also, I had no idea how many different poses you could do with cardians. I thought they were kind of boring but I'm obviously wrong.

I'm now tempted to do an IG army (maybe more elysian) but I definitely shouldn't until i finish my ad mech/ork stuff.

Those sentinels look dope. They're probably one of my favourite units.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/23 11:36:26


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Lots of awesome stuff here. I gave up re-equipping my NCOs long ago, and just run them with what they have. I've yet to meet an opponent who cares, because, honestly, it's a Guardsman.

I really like the heavy weapons teams.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/23 11:56:50


Post by: Ragsta


Nice to see you here, Captain Brown, and really nice seeing the Spyders again. I like the basing on those Sentinels for some whimsical reason, and the NCO caps and boltguns are still really cool to me.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/23 16:23:00


Post by: Captain Brown


kakita wrote:Interesting that both of our armies are called spiders but are so vastly different.

Also, I had no idea how many different poses you could do with cardians. I thought they were kind of boring but I'm obviously wrong.

I'm now tempted to do an IG army (maybe more elysian) but I definitely shouldn't until i finish my ad mech/ork stuff.

Those sentinels look dope. They're probably one of my favourite units.

Thanks kakita,

Here are a few more poses I converted out of plastic Guardsmen and some Forge World heads:



When you have built and painted over 100 of the same model you have to change it up or got insane.

Gen.Steiner wrote:Lots of awesome stuff here. I gave up re-equipping my NCOs long ago, and just run them with what they have. I've yet to meet an opponent who cares, because, honestly, it's a Guardsman.

I really like the heavy weapons teams.

Thanks Gen.Steiner.

Ragsta wrote:Nice to see you here, Captain Brown, and really nice seeing the Spyders again. I like the basing on those Sentinels for some whimsical reason, and the NCO caps and boltguns are still really cool to me.

Thanks Ragsta,

I did some more work on the Sentinels, first painting and magnetizing the two I had Multi-Lasers for:


Then since I had no other Sentinel weapons I made some from bits to build these:


Thanks for the views and the replies.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/23 19:35:22


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Those autocannons don't look like kitbashes.

Which is of course the point...! Good job there Cap'n.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/23 19:57:04


Post by: theCrowe


Just catching this for the first time today. What a huge amount of work, care and attention you've been putting into these. Love your heavy weapons teams the best. The running heavy bolter crew and the very commonly participatory loaders! It's sterling work. I also loved seeing the old Orgryns. Makes me want to dig mine out and repair them too. Though I have a heavily converted (using Mordheim parts) veteran squad I really meant to paint sometime years ago. You're an inspiration.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/24 18:49:24


Post by: Captain Brown


Gen.Steiner wrote:Those autocannons don't look like kitbashes.

Which is of course the point...! Good job there Cap'n.


Thanks, making them look as much like the real thing was the goal. They are much longer than the new Sentinel kit ones and were based on the Infantry model.

theCrowe wrote:Just catching this for the first time today. What a huge amount of work, care and attention you've been putting into these. Love your heavy weapons teams the best. The running heavy bolter crew and the very commonly participatory loaders! It's sterling work. I also loved seeing the old Orgryns. Makes me want to dig mine out and repair them too. Though I have a heavily converted (using Mordheim parts) veteran squad I really meant to paint sometime years ago. You're an inspiration.


Thanks the Crowe, that is very kind.

So Tread Heads I started updating the vehicles with a severely damaged Chimera I received in trade that was going to be a static terrain piece as the turret was glued to the body and lots of parts were missing. I started adding some parts, but then broke the frame and that let me even the tracks and make the model level and stable and it no longer looked like a warped Chimera so I decided to save the tank and refurbish it.






If you look carefully you will see bubbled areas of the hull and joins from excessive plastic cement, but after painting it looks like a older and rather rusted transport.

Thank you for the comments and the views.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/24 21:51:24


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Wouldn't know it was salvage without you telling me, good job


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/25 11:25:12


Post by: Gen.Steiner


I love it! Nothing like an old reliable style Chimera.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/25 15:32:20


Post by: kakita


I think being able to salvage a botched assembly or a damaged kit is always amazing. I have so many of those lying around but I never have the courage or time to invest in one of those 'fixer-uppers'.

Great job on the paintjob for the Chimera. I've seen much better put together models end up looking much worse.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/25 20:18:22


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Cap'n Facebeard, Gen.Steiner and kakita.

Next up was some Storm Troopers, these had been sitting around for a while and I had tried a couple of paint schemes and even a conversion before I went back to the old school scheme...just altered a bit.




Detached from the 144th Company of Storm Troopers to ensure that the ganger side of the Necromundian 8th never strays to far from the Imperial norm and helps the Commissars keep control.

The long painting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/26 06:19:20


Post by: Dysartes


Always nice to see painted Kasrkin - certainly nicer models than the previous two generations of Storm Troopers.

Haven't yet decided whether the Scions have taken the lead or not in that department, though.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/26 07:20:44


Post by: Gen.Steiner


 Dysartes wrote:
Always nice to see painted Kasrkin - certainly nicer models than the previous two generations of Storm Troopers.


Mm. I dunno. I think the best iteration of Stormtroopers so far are the original 3rd edition metals. Sinister and well-equipped, they look and feel the business. The Kasrkin look like their intended function - heavier, more aggressive Cadians!

 Dysartes wrote:
Haven't yet decided whether the Scions have taken the lead or not in that department, though.


Nah. Their uniforms aren't uniform enough. I don't understand why all their torso armour pieces are different. It's silly. Lots of nice parts though.

As for Captain Brown's stormtroopers - very nice painting. Different enough to stand out, similar enough to fit in beautifully.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/26 12:51:03


Post by: Nevelon


 Gen.Steiner wrote:
 Dysartes wrote:
Always nice to see painted Kasrkin - certainly nicer models than the previous two generations of Storm Troopers.


Mm. I dunno. I think the best iteration of Stormtroopers so far are the original 3rd edition metals. Sinister and well-equipped, they look and feel the business. The Kasrkin look like their intended function - heavier, more aggressive Cadians!

 Dysartes wrote:
Haven't yet decided whether the Scions have taken the lead or not in that department, though.


Nah. Their uniforms aren't uniform enough. I don't understand why all their torso armour pieces are different. It's silly. Lots of nice parts though.

As for Captain Brown's stormtroopers - very nice painting. Different enough to stand out, similar enough to fit in beautifully.


I’m going to have to agree with pretty much everything Gen. Steiner has said here. No slight against Kasrkin, they are great models (and well painted here) but I’ve got a soft spot for the old metals. Mine are the last thing I added to my guard before shelving them.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/26 15:11:22


Post by: Gen.Steiner


 Nevelon wrote:
I’m going to have to agree with pretty much everything Gen. Steiner has said here.


So, so tempted to sig that.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/27 22:39:15


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you Dysartes, Gen.Steiner, and Nevelon.

As for the Storm Trooper debate I have never owned any Scions, I do have a squad of the 3rd edition metals that will appear in my Elysian Army. The Kasrkin are in my Spiders Regiment, speaking of which here are a few more for you viewing pleasure.






The long painting war continues...

CB





Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/28 14:32:30


Post by: Gen.Steiner


They do look good. Mean and efficient.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/28 19:28:04


Post by: Alister92


Great work, cool ideas of conversions and awesome paint job done!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/29 17:56:44


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Gen.Steiner and Alister92.

Not much of an update, just a pair of Storm Trooper Special Weapons.




The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/30 16:01:31


Post by: Captain Brown


Three more Storm Troopers finished to complete the squad.








Next up is the Adeptus Mechanicus...

Thank you for all the views.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/09/30 21:58:35


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Love 'em. I really need to update my own plog. Bleah.

Adeptus Mechanicus! Hurrah!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/01 22:29:26


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Gen.Steiner,

As promised Adeptus Mechanicus.






With pallid skin and bionic implants.

I also painted some more Troopers, as an Imperial Guard Army grows by two models at a time.




The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/02 05:10:55


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Nice Admech, the shading on the robe is very good.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/02 17:18:25


Post by: Captain Brown


 Cap'n Facebeard wrote:
Nice Admech, the shading on the robe is very good.


Thanks Cap'n Facebeard,

Painted up another two Guardsmen, these with Special Weapons.




I also did a very minor conversion to a Junior Officer, gone is the Plasma Pistol and instead he has a Bolt Pistol.



The long painting war continues,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/02 18:06:30


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I love this army, it's a great Rogue Trader tribute and great use of the Cadians.

The Cadians are no one's favorites but you're really making them look good!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/03 09:32:16


Post by: Gen.Steiner


I really like the use of brass on the AdMech; it makes them pop and works really well with the red robes.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/03 16:07:56


Post by: Captain Brown


Kid_Kyoto wrote:I love this army, it's a great Rogue Trader tribute and great use of the Cadians.

The Cadians are no one's favorites but you're really making them look good!


Thanks Kid_Kyoto

Gen.Steiner wrote:I really like the use of brass on the AdMech; it makes them pop and works really well with the red robes.


Thanks Gen.Steiner

Unfortunately, painting all the fun stuff like Storm Troopers and Adeptus Mechanicus meant I had to paint more regular Trooper, especially VOX Operators as my first go round with this army had none.





But this lot gave me enough to complete the First Platoon - three Infantry Squads - Heavy Weapons Squad - PCS


Including a Platoon Standard just like the old Imperial Guard, although the Platoon Command Squads had lost their sixth member and two Lascanons of old.

The long painting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/03 20:07:32


Post by: Toxic_Toast


Looking really good! The thing that has always put me off horde armies is painting the rank and file


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/04 14:47:07


Post by: Gen.Steiner


If you can find a nice quick way to paint them, it's much easier. It also helps with the Guard because you can mix-n-match units (my Force Z has a platoon of metal Cadians and a platoon of Tallarn, for example, supported by two different types of Stormtrooper, Ratlings, Ogryns etc).

Captain Brown has found such a method here - and also builds the army bit by bit, so suddenly you have a really big army that's crept up on you!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/04 20:39:12


Post by: Captain Brown


Toxic_Toast wrote:Looking really good! The thing that has always put me off horde armies is painting the rank and file

Thanks Toxic_Toast, it is just part of the fun. Take a look at Gen.Steiner's PLOG for how many he has painted and how he gets around the repetitive part.

Gen.Steiner wrote:If you can find a nice quick way to paint them, it's much easier. It also helps with the Guard because you can mix-n-match units (my Force Z has a platoon of metal Cadians and a platoon of Tallarn, for example, supported by two different types of Stormtrooper, Ratlings, Ogryns etc).

Captain Brown has found such a method here - and also builds the army bit by bit, so suddenly you have a really big army that's crept up on you!

Thanks Gen.Steiner, I only wish I have found an easier paint scheme...but I was copying the original Rogue Trader scheme which gets built up to Codex Grey and then has reversed Tiger stripes added on top...which makes each model it's own little job.

Painted another pair. One reloading...not sure why he is bothering as it will do the same damage to the enemy as a fully charged flashlight.




The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/05 07:42:34


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


For what it's worth I found it was easier to paint a metal hoard than a plastic one. With metal I didn't have that assembly time or get diverted into doing complex conversions.

Anyway again, this is a great army.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/05 20:42:35


Post by: Captain Brown


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
For what it's worth I found it was easier to paint a metal hoard than a plastic one. With metal I didn't have that assembly time or get diverted into doing complex conversions.

Anyway again, this is a great army.


Thanks Kid_Kyoto,

Some more regular troopers painted:






But all this drudgery of painting regular troopers allowed me to finish this by topping up a pair of squads:



The second platoon.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/06 10:37:10


Post by: Gen.Steiner


Two platoons! Now those lasrifles will start doing some damage.

Well.

Unless you're me. And roll 1s more than is statistically feasible.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/06 18:36:34


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Gen.Steiner,

More regular Troopers for the third platoon.




Very similar to the last three, but since they will be in different platoons it should not be an issue.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/06 18:58:27


Post by: Nevelon


If you don’t have IG that look similar to each other, you are either playing tiny point games, or spend way too long customizing them.

Looking good!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/07 16:57:23


Post by: Captain Brown


 Nevelon wrote:
If you don’t have IG that look similar to each other, you are either playing tiny point games, or spend way too long customizing them.

Looking good!


Thanks Nevelon,

So starting from my five squads and heavy weapon squad I had continued to augment my squads and freeing up troopers for new squads. I had built new heavy weapon teams and those six models added to the pool, but required some more Special Weapons and Sergeants. So that was next on the painting table.




With a few more additions I could have nine complete squads.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/07 18:13:18


Post by: MagicMan


A great looking IG force! Really like your bolter Sarges and the heavy weapon teams!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/07 20:16:20


Post by: Cardinal Xaphan


Very nicely painted IG. They look almost as if they could be featured in a Codex or White Dwarf Issue


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/08 10:20:47


Post by: Gen.Steiner


I really like the old metal special weapon gunners - particularly the heavy duty gloves, which really makes you think about the heat radiation of the plasma and meltas!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/08 22:45:35


Post by: Captain Brown


MagicMan wrote:A great looking IG force! Really like your bolter Sarges and the heavy weapon teams!

Thanks MagicMan.
Cardinal Xaphan wrote:Very nicely painted IG. They look almost as if they could be featured in a Codex or White Dwarf Issue

Thank you Cardinal Xaphan, maybe in 1989 when the original Imperial Guard models came out, but not with all the excellent painters they have at GW and around the world.
Gen.Steiner wrote:I really like the old metal special weapon gunners - particularly the heavy duty gloves, which really makes you think about the heat radiation of the plasma and meltas!

Thanks Gen.Steiner, that would explain why so many of my Plasma Guns role 1's.

Next up were some more Sergeants to finish up some more squads.






The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/09 10:57:59


Post by: Gen.Steiner


I like that your sergeants haven't got chainswords. It's a nice and simple thing but it really makes them stand out.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/10 18:59:55


Post by: Captain Brown


 Gen.Steiner wrote:
I like that your sergeants haven't got chainswords. It's a nice and simple thing but it really makes them stand out.


Thanks Gen.Steiner,

So I finished up the Missile Launcher Teams.



And also did a Junior Officer with Bolter and a second model with a Lasgun...since Sergeants and Officers could not have a Lasgun I considered changing the model, but decided to leave it in a PCS as a regular Guardsman.




The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/12 07:48:33


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Missile launcher teams look fantastic. You made them very dynamic, I like it.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/12 21:10:22


Post by: Captain Brown


 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
Missile launcher teams look fantastic. You made them very dynamic, I like it.


Thanks Inevitable_Faith,

Then two last Troopers:



And that gave me enough to bulk up the Third Platoon.


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/12 23:35:26


Post by: Alaricuk


Impresive body of men, love the consistency of colour, something I always fail on!!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/13 02:33:50


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


That looks like one heck of an angry mob. Good job.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/13 10:39:04


Post by: Cap'n Facebeard


Heh, love how they look like the old box art


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/13 17:10:58


Post by: Dysartes


That's a whole mess of guardsmen, Captain.

Any plans to pick up more Kasrkin during the flash rerelease this weekend?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/14 18:31:01


Post by: Captain Brown


Alaricuk wrote:Impresive body of men, love the consistency of colour, something I always fail on!!

Thank you Alaricuk. I just follow the same order of paint each time, the zebra stripes are completely random.
Inevitable_Faith wrote:That looks like one heck of an angry mob. Good job.

Thanks Inevitable_Faith.
Cap'n Facebeard wrote:Heh, love how they look like the old box art

Cap'n Facebeard, that was the reason for my homage.
Dysartes wrote:That's a whole mess of guardsmen, Captain.

Any plans to pick up more Kasrkin during the flash rerelease this weekend?

Thanks Dysartes, no plans for more Karskin...did not even know there is a flash release this weekend.

Added a few more models to make one more PCS.



Which when added to my remaining two reinforced squads to make a forth Platoon.



So my five squads of Necromundans had grown to nine with the additions from my refresh. I was pretty well burnt out painting infantry and it was going to be vehicles next, but in the meantime here was a progress shot.



Close ups of the same.



So Treadheads rejoice, as the vehicles are coming next.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/14 19:51:09


Post by: LancsHotpot


Great looking army there mate! It's always good to see an IG army with an interesting theme which sadly many lack since GW stopped all the unique looking regiments


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/15 01:25:57


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Holy army shots batman. That force looks great.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/15 09:14:38


Post by: Dysartes


Captain Brown wrote:
Dysartes wrote:That's a whole mess of guardsmen, Captain.

Any plans to pick up more Kasrkin during the flash rerelease this weekend?

Thanks Dysartes, no plans for more Karskin...did not even know there is a flash release this weekend.


Yeah, there's a variety of codes back up - in metal - as a 48 hour rerelease, though the window may extend if things prove popular. I may cave and pick up some of the characters I don't have, and possibly another Kasrkin squad, as they're still awesome models.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/16 17:07:40


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you LancsHotpot and Inevitable_Faith.

Dysartes wrote:Any plans to pick up more Kasrkin during the flash rerelease this weekend?
....
Yeah, there's a variety of codes back up - in metal - as a 48 hour rerelease, though the window may extend if things prove popular. I may cave and pick up some of the characters I don't have, and possibly another Kasrkin squad, as they're still awesome models.


Dysartes,

Seems to be a UK thing only.

Now Treadheads rejoice as here come the tanks. First up is the old style Leman Russ "45" magnetized so that I can swap out the second hull mounted weapon or add the side sponsons.









Thanks for the comments and replies.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/16 20:38:38


Post by: Dysartes


I beg to differ, mon Capitan - here is the link to the Canadian Kasrkin

Nice looking Russ, by the way - the lighter stippled camo pattern reminds me of the ones I painted for my Guard, though the darker colour was a dark green/grey.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/18 21:24:46


Post by: Captain Brown


 Dysartes wrote:
I beg to differ, mon Capitan - here is the link to the Canadian Kasrkin

Nice looking Russ, by the way - the lighter stippled camo pattern reminds me of the ones I painted for my Guard, though the darker colour was a dark green/grey.


Thanks Dysartes, the notification came out on Sunday here in Canada...and except for the Kasrkin and a Commissar they were all listed as "Sold Out".

Next tank was a Basilisk, first in it's squadron.




But it looked so plain so I added more netting.





The little extra about this tank is that the gun deck slides out and can be replaced by a Griffon Heavy Mortar.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/19 02:02:14


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Fantastic work CB. It's amazing that you were able to make such an awesome looking tank but you were able to build it so it can function as a different variant too. Is the griffon mortar part painted yet? I'd love to see that too.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/19 09:31:21


Post by: evildrcheese


Damn that Basilisk with the camp netting is cool.

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/19 16:33:24


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks evildrcheese.

 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
Fantastic work CB. It's amazing that you were able to make such an awesome looking tank but you were able to build it so it can function as a different variant too. Is the griffon mortar part painted yet? I'd love to see that too.

Certainly Inevitable_Faith,

Here is the second Basilisk.




The gun platform just slides out and I slide in a Heavy Mortar bay.

Here are the Griffon Heavy Mortars.





The secondary weapons can also be swapped between Heavy Flamers and Heavy Bolters.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/19 19:08:25


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


That's awesome CB. Literally every day this force gets more and more awesome. Great work.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/19 19:42:43


Post by: Dysartes


What've you used for the netting, Capitan?

And are you caught up to the "new work" stage, or are you still on the Warseer repost stage?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/20 16:53:29


Post by: Captain Brown


Inevitable_Faith wrote:That's awesome CB. Literally every day this force gets more and more awesome. Great work.

Thanks Inevitable_Faith.
Dysartes wrote:What've you used for the netting, Capitan?

And are you caught up to the "new work" stage, or are you still on the Warseer repost stage?

Dysartes,

I used gauze for the netting, just washed it in Brown Ink before adding it to the tank.

No, still catching up with my completed models.

The third of the Griffon Heavy Mortars as it looks like I did not bother to photograph the first two as they had already been photographed as Basilisks.






Like the first two the mortar bed slides out, I just only have two Basilisk platforms.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/21 21:36:42


Post by: Captain Brown


Next up is a Forge World Hydra:








Toughest part of the build was straightening the barrels.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/21 22:06:39


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Hydra looks amazing. Did you make this one modular too so it could be used as a wyvern?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/21 22:17:13


Post by: Hamilkah


Wow Mate!

This army is beautiful and unique! The OOP Ogryns just look awesome!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/21 22:25:35


Post by: Invicta


Sweet looking guard. I'm jealous


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/22 17:37:22


Post by: Captain Brown


Inevitable_Faith wrote:Hydra looks amazing. Did you make this one modular too so it could be used as a wyvern?

Thanks Inevitable_Faith, I did not make it modular as it is a ForgeWorld version and it is not open topped. The turret is not glued in for easy transport and I guess I could convert some Wyvern parts...however I have been using my Griffon Heavy Mortars as Wyvrns.
Hamilkah wrote:Wow Mate!

This army is beautiful and unique! The OOP Ogryns just look awesome!

Thanks Hamilkah.
Invicta wrote:Sweet looking guard. I'm jealous

Thank you Invicta.

Next up was a Auto Cannon turreted Chimera, extending the track armour:





Regimental number and skull motif matching the infantry shoulder pads. Also built an extra regular turret for those games where ForgeWorld is forbidden.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/22 21:02:06


Post by: CragHack


Ooh, that enclosed Hydra looks so much better than the new one. Great paintjob too


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/23 14:22:32


Post by: kakita


Man I really like the forgeworld Hydra. Can I check though, what does the decal at the back of the Hydra stand for?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/25 03:03:51


Post by: Captain Brown


CragHack wrote:Ooh, that enclosed Hydra looks so much better than the new one. Great paintjob too

Thanks CragHack.
kakita wrote:Man I really like the forgeworld Hydra. Can I check though, what does the decal at the back of the Hydra stand for?

Thanks kakita,
The triangle in a square is the symbol for Imperial Artillery.

More tanks, some more Chimeras.

Chimera #3





Chimera #5





The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/25 07:37:01


Post by: evildrcheese


Mmm so many glorious tanks. They all look fantastic, but seeing 3 Griffins all together is real cool.

Love the Hydra with the closed top too, really nice work.

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/25 14:51:21


Post by: Captain Brown


 evildrcheese wrote:
Mmm so many glorious tanks. They all look fantastic, but seeing 3 Griffins all together is real cool.

Love the Hydra with the closed top too, really nice work.

EDC

Thanks EDC,

There will be more group pictures of the vehicles as I finished up various lots.

When I looked at Chimera #3 and #5 and then at the #1 I realized that there were no search lights on the first two. Since my Chimeras were all early version I had no search lights to match the Leman Russ. So instead I scratch built some and you can see them on the turrets.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/25 15:02:00


Post by: Alaricuk


Your vehicles all look pretty amazing. Hydra and Griffins are awesome.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/25 16:22:36


Post by: kakita


Captain Brown wrote:

kakita wrote:Man I really like the forgeworld Hydra. Can I check though, what does the decal at the back of the Hydra stand for?

Thanks kakita,
The triangle in a square is the symbol for Imperial Artillery.


I actually meant the lightning bolt. Sorry if the qn sounds silly, I'm not very well versed in the fluff aspect of the hobby.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/25 18:33:12


Post by: Dysartes


Not a silly question at all, kakita - and Captain, feel free to correct me if I'm barking up the wrong tree here.

The white circle with a lightning bolt in it is one of the symbols often used as a campaign marker by the Imperium - the older transfer sheets included them, along with a couple of others. All the units would have that symbol painted onto them, in addition to their regimental colours or other insignia, as a way of telling units that are meant to be serving together.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/26 04:55:47


Post by: Captain Brown


kakita wrote:I actually meant the lightning bolt. Sorry if the qn sounds silly, I'm not very well versed in the fluff aspect of the hobby.


Dysartes wrote:Not a silly question at all, kakita - and Captain, feel free to correct me if I'm barking up the wrong tree here.

The white circle with a lightning bolt in it is one of the symbols often used as a campaign marker by the Imperium - the older transfer sheets included them, along with a couple of others. All the units would have that symbol painted onto them, in addition to their regimental colours or other insignia, as a way of telling units that are meant to be serving together.

Thanks kakita and Dysartes,

Good question and a good answer. To be honest it could be a campaign marker or Imperial Armour symbol, or Steel Legion or an army marker...it is on all my vehicles. Although I guess the skull motif is pretty constant throughout my army and could be an army marker...but then other folks would say that is a general Imperial Guard symbol. Viewer's choice.

Alaricuk wrote:Your vehicles all look pretty amazing. Hydra and Griffins are awesome.

Thanks Alaricuk.

Next up was Chimera #2 (you can get a better look at the searchlights I converted).






The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/26 20:00:55


Post by: Captain Brown


Then Chimera #4.






The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/28 01:12:44


Post by: Captain Brown


So as a break from Chimeras I decided to kit-bash an old Hellhound with some old Rhino Mk I extra armour to account for the improved stats in the newer Codex.






The painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/28 08:29:19


Post by: Aryllon


That rhino extra armour is pretty cool, I didn't realise it would be such a good fit...

...the genestealer cult project in my head keeps on getting more interesting...


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/28 20:06:48


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Aryllon,

Yes, they fit together as if they were designed that way.

After the quick divergence back to Chimera, this time #9 "Imperious".





The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/30 23:08:58


Post by: Captain Brown


Next up was Chimera #10.






Only one more Chimera to go.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/30 23:18:17


Post by: Dysartes


They're looking nice and consistent in terms of quality, Captain - though I did just have to double-check 9 & 10 to make sure it wasn't the same hull with a different turret on top

Any plans to add a moniker to the scrollwork on the sides?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/10/31 13:46:44


Post by: Captain Brown


 Dysartes wrote:
They're looking nice and consistent in terms of quality, Captain - though I did just have to double-check 9 & 10 to make sure it wasn't the same hull with a different turret on top

Any plans to add a moniker to the scrollwork on the sides?


Thanks Dysartes,

Each vehicle is unique in wear and scheme. Although some have a few more rust spots, grease stains, damage, sand build-up, paint chips, etc. #21 probably has the most.

No, the small scrollwork on the sides has been left as is.

As another break from tanks I did some more Adeptus Mechanicus to help maintain the vehicles.




The complete squad.


The long painting war continues...
CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/01 05:43:39


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Great looking tech priest and servitors, those are definitely models I see very little of and it's nice to see you got a great looking squad all put together.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/01 07:00:28


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice work on the Chimeras, the scratch built search lights look great.

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/01 21:50:41


Post by: Captain Brown


Inevitable_Faith wrote:Great looking tech priest and servitors, those are definitely models I see very little of and it's nice to see you got a great looking squad all put together.

Thanks Inevitable_Faith, keeping with the Rogue Trader motif.
evildrcheese wrote:Nice work on the Chimeras, the scratch built search lights look great.
EDC

Thank you evildrcheese, I needed to do something as I did not have anywhere near enough searchlights...and the low turrets of these old Chimera models would have made getting the large new ones from a bits supplier look silly.

One more Chimera #12:





Then someone pointed out that almost all the ends of the smoke launchers looked like something off a demonette...so a did a very thick black wash to them all.



While I was at it I did some other small additions like setting up swappable secondary weapons (Flamer versus Heavy Bolter):



Flamer versus Heavy Bolter...it was a little tricky on already assembled and painted tanks. I basically had to build a back rest inside the tank for the magnet to sit properly.



Or a Heavy Stubber.


That kept my Tech Priest and his Servitors busy for a while.

The long painting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/02 20:13:26


Post by: Captain Brown


So one more Forgeworld Hydra (I got these two from eBay and they were in pretty bad shape, bits broken off, barrels warped/snapped from someone trying to straighten them by force instead of hot water.) to finish, Hydra #2:






This picture shows the second Hydra without sand, dust, rust, etc. Seems I did not take a picture of this when completely finished one...oh well.

When you compare it to #1 you see what I mean:




Completing the second Hydra did lead to this photo of the Spider's Motor Pool:



What you shout: Only one Leman Russ!!!

Another couple are on their way, they just needed major overhauls and Track Guards...and Search Lights...etc.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/02 23:46:58


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


The motor pool looks real great. It's shocking that you have so few Leman Russ tanks but it's quite refreshing to see so many chimaera chassis all together.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/03 05:31:23


Post by: Captain Brown


 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
The motor pool looks real great. It's shocking that you have so few Leman Russ tanks but it's quite refreshing to see so many chimaera chassis all together.


Thanks Inevitable_Faith, part of the delay was the fact so many of my tanks were so old they had the previous vehicle track sprues and no track armour. That is all going to the Leman Russ and Demolisher. Only two Chimera ended up with track guards and one is a command tank and the other appears to have scavenged it.

Now I have never really appreciated the Ratling Snipers, so for a Guard Regiment from Necromunda you have Ratskin Snipers instead.



And those little blighters give me three Elite Choices with the Storm Troopers, Ogryns and Ratskins coupled with five platoons and one Veteran Squad, 2 Command HQs and lots of vehicles.



The long painting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/04 20:32:52


Post by: Captain Brown


Now with a break from all those tanks...back to infantry, although this time Veterans. A little more leeway here in modeling them.




Veteran Squad with Melta Guns.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/04 23:52:46


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


I've never been a fan of the Ratling sniper models myself but those Ratskin models are a great play on words/fluff to sub in and I think it's an awesome alternative. The force looks awesome all together, really top notch. What are the basic guns your vets are carrying? Those don't look like lasguns at all, shotguns maybe? Are they even GW guns or are they converted? So many questions, but regardless I love them, they look awesome on those guardsmen.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/05 20:37:57


Post by: Captain Brown


 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
What are the basic guns your vets are carrying? Those don't look like lasguns at all, shotguns maybe? Are they even GW guns or are they converted? So many questions, but regardless I love them, they look awesome on those guardsmen.


Thanks Inevitable_Faith,

Other than the special weapons the Veterans are armed with Shotguns from the Forgeworld upgrade kit (as are most of the torsos). Some folks have seen me use the Veteran heads on other models and those I have replaced with Catachan and other heads, usually with my own forage caps. So Forgeworld and GW parts throughout, with some putty used in head gear.

More Veterans:


Third Veteran Squad:


So in effect I had to roll some of my platoons into each other to get down to three large platoons to keep my six troop choices.

The long painting war continues...

CB
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Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/06 00:11:52


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


that's really cool man. I really dig the look of them shotguns. Real great looking squads all around.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/07 05:33:17


Post by: Captain Brown


Inevitable_Faith,

Thank you.

Next up some of the personalities of my Necromundian Guard.

Commissar


Senior Officer


Advisor


Astropath


Fleet Officer


Advisor


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/07 06:13:29


Post by: kakita


Captain Brown wrote:
kakita wrote:I actually meant the lightning bolt. Sorry if the qn sounds silly, I'm not very well versed in the fluff aspect of the hobby.


Dysartes wrote:Not a silly question at all, kakita - and Captain, feel free to correct me if I'm barking up the wrong tree here.

The white circle with a lightning bolt in it is one of the symbols often used as a campaign marker by the Imperium - the older transfer sheets included them, along with a couple of others. All the units would have that symbol painted onto them, in addition to their regimental colours or other insignia, as a way of telling units that are meant to be serving together.

Thanks kakita and Dysartes,

Good question and a good answer. To be honest it could be a campaign marker or Imperial Armour symbol, or Steel Legion or an army marker...it is on all my vehicles. Although I guess the skull motif is pretty constant throughout my army and could be an army marker...but then other folks would say that is a general Imperial Guard symbol. Viewer's choice.


Thanks guys! It's a very interesting marker.

And man CB you're a fiend! Churning out loads of minis. I barely have time to update my thread!

The infantry are looking really good too.



Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/07 06:26:53


Post by: evildrcheese


Looking good. Must be nice to do good salvage jobs on old FW kits and get them looking awesome (I'm referring to the Hydra on the last page).

Advisors are looking awesome too.

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/07 07:58:01


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


that commissar is a real standout for me. His face came out great.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/07 08:24:19


Post by: Fifty


Each weapons team is like a mini-diorama. Even individual figs are very characterful.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/08 05:54:51


Post by: Captain Brown


kakita wrote:And man CB you're a fiend! Churning out loads of minis. I barely have time to update my thread!

The infantry are looking really good too.

Thanks kakita, you are building a whole AoP base (I have never done that)! I am also catching up on painted figures to rebuild a lost PLOG, so I have a bit of an advantage of having the photos already.
evildrcheese wrote:Looking good. Must be nice to do good salvage jobs on old FW kits and get them looking awesome (I'm referring to the Hydra on the last page).

Advisors are looking awesome too.

EDC

Thank you evildrcheese. Did you like the pristine Hydra or the dusty, oily and dirty Hydra?

Inevitable_Faith wrote:that commissar is a real standout for me. His face came out great.

Thanks Inevitable_Faith.
Fifty wrote:Each weapons team is like a mini-diorama. Even individual figs are very characterful.

Thank you Fifty.

So back to the long painting war with more regular guardsmen...after all Guard armies never have enough troops unless they are Armoured Companies.




And a little conversion of some Sniper Rifle armed Guardsmen:



Need to sand the edge of those bases.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/08 06:51:16


Post by: evildrcheese


I think a bit of light weathering is where it's at, so a bit of dust and oil on tanks is the way.

Nice snipers.

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/08 21:58:34


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks evildrcheese,

Back to painting Guard two by two:



These two allowed for another squad to be completed and with that I could do three Platoons of three or four squads each to allow for the three Veteran Squads.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/09 03:56:52


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


So I got a question for ya CB if you don't mind answering. It seems you paint much of your infantry two at a time. Is there a reason for that? Many people would batch paint a unit of ten all at once. You have painted a ton of infantry and I'm wondering did you paint most of it two at a time and did you find that faster or in some way more efficient?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/09 17:42:32


Post by: Captain Brown


 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
So I got a question for ya CB if you don't mind answering. It seems you paint much of your infantry two at a time. Is there a reason for that? Many people would batch paint a unit of ten all at once. You have painted a ton of infantry and I'm wondering did you paint most of it two at a time and did you find that faster or in some way more efficient?


Inevitable_Faith,

I have always found 2-4 models at a sitting are as many as I can paint. I like to see some completed results for each sitting and thus my units slowly grow around two at time. Two seems to be the most common number.

Although my next picture is of three...it was with great joy that when the last Guard Codex came out we could get Bolters for 1 point for Sergeants...still cannot get Las Guns...but we can get Bolters. The reason for 3 was then I could replace a whole Platoon's Sergeants at once.





The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/10 03:23:28


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Thanks for the explanation CB. I have a unit of 10 wyches to do, I may just try doing them 2 at a time to see how I enjoy that.

I have some tempestus scions that I'm disappointed in the tempestors for, they can't take the basic rifle the rest of the squad gets and instead have to take a pistol. When your unit is only 5 guys that loss of firepower outside 12" range hurts. Your bolter sergeants look good man, they fit in nicely.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/10 21:38:15


Post by: stonned_astartes


Wow! You've got all the guard captain brown! Nice.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/11 05:28:55


Post by: Captain Brown


Inevitable_Faith wrote:Thanks for the explanation CB. I have a unit of 10 wyches to do, I may just try doing them 2 at a time to see how I enjoy that.

I have some tempestus scions that I'm disappointed in the tempestors for, they can't take the basic rifle the rest of the squad gets and instead have to take a pistol. When your unit is only 5 guys that loss of firepower outside 12" range hurts. Your bolter sergeants look good man, they fit in nicely.

Thanks Inevitable_Faith, nothing like four or six painted figures on the shelf that only need a few more to complete a squad to encourage you.
stonned_astartes wrote:Wow! You've got all the guard captain brown! Nice.

Thank you stonned_astartes

OK, more Guardsmen...this time some Flamer armed Troopers...tried a little variation. Heads and hand positions.


Then I stumbled across something I did not expect, a member of WarSeer who was following the PLOG suggested some Battletech decals of the Black Widows of Natasha Kerensky fame. Suddenly I could add spider patches to my "Spiders". Check out the right forearms of each of these Guardsmen:






Now the decals are pretty small, and in the end the forearm seemed the only place I could place them consistently. After I did that I thought about shaving off the back mount and placing the patch there, but so many of my Guard have packs I decided against it. I gave larger patches to Officers and Sergeants.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/11 06:49:48


Post by: evildrcheese


Sweet. The decals are looking awesome.

Nice work on the sgts and flamer dude


EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/11 17:33:13


Post by: Captain Brown


 evildrcheese wrote:
Sweet. The decals are looking awesome.

Nice work on the sgts and flamer dude


EDC


Thanks evildrcheese,

Found a photo of the decals:


And another three Sergeants with Bolters (used the Flamer arms and straps to emphasize the weight and size of a Bolter to a Guardsman):





And their Gang Patches.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/11 18:02:48


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Those decals are a great idea and add even more personality to your already very awesome force. I love the idea of the strap for the bolter to tell the viewer that "this weapon is heavy and not designed for human hands". I really appreciate the little conversions you do scattered all over your army, some people go hog wild with conversions and the army seems to lose some cohesion, an important trait for IG in my opinion, but your conversions are so tastefully done for a purpose that they blend well but can still be appreciated by anyone who knows the model range.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/13 06:02:01


Post by: Captain Brown


 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
Those decals are a great idea and add even more personality to your already very awesome force. I love the idea of the strap for the bolter to tell the viewer that "this weapon is heavy and not designed for human hands". I really appreciate the little conversions you do scattered all over your army, some people go hog wild with conversions and the army seems to lose some cohesion, an important trait for IG in my opinion, but your conversions are so tastefully done for a purpose that they blend well but can still be appreciated by anyone who knows the model range.


Thank you very much Inevitable_Faith,

Next on the agenda was another three Sergeants, again replacing the three Las Pistols of the third Platoon.





The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/13 09:17:06


Post by: Dysartes


GW do seem to have made some odd choices on what you can arm Sergeants with over the years - it'd just be nice for them to be consistent from one book to another.

I think it is safe to say you like that particular head for your officers, no?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/13 12:31:59


Post by: kakita


Those decals are pretty nifty.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/15 04:23:39


Post by: Captain Brown


Dysartes wrote:GW do seem to have made some odd choices on what you can arm Sergeants with over the years - it'd just be nice for them to be consistent from one book to another.

I think it is safe to say you like that particular head for your officers, no?

Thanks Dysartes,

It was the only Cadian head I could find in any number without a helmet (other than much more expensive Forgeworld)...that was until I discovered my super secret solution...which I will post shortly as a made a whole Conscript Squad out of them.

kakita wrote:Those decals are pretty nifty.

Thanks kakita,

Some more Sergeants given Bolters.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/15 17:37:32


Post by: stonned_astartes


Just noticed the shotgun troops, are they conversions or old kits?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/16 05:50:37


Post by: Captain Brown


 stonned_astartes wrote:
Just noticed the shotgun troops, are they conversions or old kits?


Thanks stonned_astartes,

The Shotgun armed troopers are Forgeworld bodies and a mixture of Forgeworld and my own converted heads...regular Cadian legs.

Now here is a shot with the regular Cadian helmetless head that I have been giving Forage Caps to and one of the heads from the Berlin or Bust German Forage Caps. The second option I was going to start using in a big way for a Conscript unit.




The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/16 06:50:05


Post by: evildrcheese


Looking good, so many sergeants!

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/17 05:26:32


Post by: Captain Brown


 evildrcheese wrote:
Looking good, so many sergeants!

EDC


Thanks evildrcheese,

So many Sergeants because I now had so many squads that needed them (12 before adding Heavy Weapons and 15 afterwards).

Now I started another project to build a Conscript squad...at 3 points a model I initially was not that eager, but then I got a little stoked with the completion of my test models.

I used the forage cap heads and removed the shoulder pads off the arms to create this look from the Cadians:





Only 33 more to go.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/17 13:32:09


Post by: Nevelon


Do they still have whiteshields in the guard? Loved that bit of old fluff. Stat-wise, they could be conscripts...


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/17 16:21:36


Post by: Dysartes


What did you do with the old sergeants when you phased the bolter guys in, Captain?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/18 06:10:31


Post by: Captain Brown


Nevelon wrote:Do they still have whiteshields in the guard? Loved that bit of old fluff. Stat-wise, they could be conscripts...

Thanks Nevelon, never thought of that, some folks have commented that my conscripts look young.

Two more, only 31 to go.



Squad so far.


Dysartes wrote:What did you do with the old sergeants when you phased the bolter guys in, Captain?

Thanks Dysartes,

Some lost their arms to new ones and a few had weapon swaps for Bolt Pistols like these two:



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/19 05:21:39


Post by: Captain Brown


And two more Conscripts get painted:



Only 29 more to go...the Conscripts were painted two by two hurrah, hurrah.


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/19 09:56:50


Post by: Dysartes


Well, that makes the next 15 updates fairly predictable, Captain


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/19 13:04:56


Post by: Nevelon


 Dysartes wrote:
Well, that makes the next 15 updates fairly predictable, Captain


What we need here is a good montage. Someone put on some catchy, up-beat music! Then all we need is a couple of quick action shots of conscripts being painted, and by the time the song is over, the whole squad will be done.

(If only batch painting large squads worked that way)


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/20 16:54:23


Post by: stonned_astartes


 Nevelon wrote:
 Dysartes wrote:
Well, that makes the next 15 updates fairly predictable, Captain


What we need here is a good montage. Someone put on some catchy, up-beat music! Then all we need is a couple of quick action shots of conscripts being painted, and by the time the song is over, the whole squad will be done.

(If only batch painting large squads worked that way)

If only.

Looking good though Cpt. Good idea taking off the shoulder pads to make them stand out.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/21 06:37:13


Post by: Captain Brown


Dysartes wrote:Well, that makes the next 15 updates fairly predictable, Captain

Thanks Dysartes, will try to shake it up a little, tonight I went Demolisher.

Nevelon wrote:
 Dysartes wrote:
Well, that makes the next 15 updates fairly predictable, Captain



What we need here is a good montage. Someone put on some catchy, up-beat music! Then all we need is a couple of quick action shots of conscripts being painted, and by the time the song is over, the whole squad will be done.

(If only batch painting large squads worked that way)

Prepare for a big gun Nevelon

stonned_astartes wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
 Dysartes wrote:
Well, that makes the next 15 updates fairly predictable, Captain


What we need here is a good montage. Someone put on some catchy, up-beat music! Then all we need is a couple of quick action shots of conscripts being painted, and by the time the song is over, the whole squad will be done.

(If only batch painting large squads worked that way)

If only.

Looking good though Cpt. Good idea taking off the shoulder pads to make them stand out.

Thanks stonned_astartes.

Demolisher Rebuild:












So Demolisher with side sponsons magnetized, hull mounted weapon swaps.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/22 05:23:22


Post by: Captain Brown


I guess variation did not interest anyone...

So two more Conscripts get painted:



Only 27 more to go...the Conscripts were painted two by two hurrah, hurrah.


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/22 06:23:34


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice work on the demolisher, impressed by your stamina for painting those conscripts!

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/24 06:39:33


Post by: Captain Brown


evildrcheese wrote:Nice work on the demolisher, impressed by your stamina for painting those conscripts!

EDC


Thanks evildrcheese,

I was happy how the Demolisher turned out, it was the second rebuild/refurbishment of that tank...which is an original pewter barrel. And the Conscripts...I agree as they are 3 point models.

Two more Conscripts get painted:



Only 25 more to go...the Conscripts were painted two by two hurrah, hurrah. Only half of a legal unit.


The long painting war continues...

CB




Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/24 15:08:40


Post by: LancsHotpot


Wow this army has grown since I was last here! Love the rat-skin guys and great job on all those tanks mate


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/24 17:01:42


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Love what you're doing with the conscripts, they stand out from the basic guardsmen so finding them on the table won't be a nightmare. Very smart move.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/25 05:42:49


Post by: Captain Brown


LancsHotpot wrote:Wow this army has grown since I was last here! Love the rat-skin guys and great job on all those tanks mate

Thank you LacsHotpot
Inevitable_Faith wrote:Love what you're doing with the conscripts, they stand out from the basic guardsmen so finding them on the table won't be a nightmare. Very smart move.

Thanks Inevitable_Faith,

To be honest I have liked this look so much that I considered converting the rest of my army...then I counted the 200+ figures I would have to change, then the conversions for Special Weapons and metal figures and I quickly discarded the idea. Besides the filing off of the shoulder pads is bad enough, let alone all the drilling for heads, painting, etc.

Two more Conscripts get painted, these two were a little rushed and would need some touch-up later...but they are only 3 point models:



Only 23 more to go...the Conscripts were painted two by two hurrah, hurrah.


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/25 05:58:29


Post by: oldravenman3025



Nice work on the expendable suckers....er, I meant heroic conscripts, and the Demolisher. I'm especially digging the paint work on that Demolisher. You've taken a model that looks like a chibi tank and made it look like a hardcore war machine. I like it.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/25 06:59:49


Post by: evildrcheese


Conscription program seems to be going successfully .

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/26 05:56:49


Post by: Captain Brown


oldravenman3025 wrote:
Nice work on the expendable suckers....er, I meant heroic conscripts, and the Demolisher. I'm especially digging the paint work on that Demolisher. You've taken a model that looks like a chibi tank and made it look like a hardcore war machine. I like it.

Thanks oldravenman3025, very kind of you to say that.
evildrcheese wrote:Conscription program seems to be going successfully .

EDC

Thank you evildrcheese, perseverance or more likely sheer stubbornness kept it going.

With that two more Conscripts join the unit.




The Conscripts were painted two by two, hurrah! Hurrah!

Only 21 to go...still 6 shy of a legal unit.



The long painting war continues...

CB




Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/26 17:45:11


Post by: Dysartes


That's turning into a decent-looking blob, Captain.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/27 22:26:55


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you Alaricuk and Dysartes,

Figured everyone wanted a break from Conscripts for a post, so here is the third Griffon Mortar without the crew.




The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/11/28 01:14:02


Post by: ExFideFortis


Great looking army! What is the name of the brown you use for your men's pouches and such? And (sorry if you have already mentioned it but I haven't read the whole thread) what are those heads you are using for your conscripts? You have inspired me.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/01 05:31:07


Post by: Captain Brown


ExFideFortis wrote:
Great looking army! What is the name of the brown you use for your men's pouches and such? And (sorry if you have already mentioned it but I haven't read the whole thread) what are those heads you are using for your conscripts? You have inspired me.


Thank you ExFideFortis,

The Brown used in the pouches is Bubonic Brown with a highlight of Bleached Bone and Bubonic Brown mixed (they have new names now, but somewhere there is a paint compatibility charge on the forum.

The heads on the Conscripts are from the Berlin or Bust line of Separate Heads. They are not bad, but lack the fine detail in the faces you are likely used to from plastic and resin (they are pewter I believe).

Speaking of which...the Conscripts were painted two by two, hurrah! Hurrah!



Only 19 to go...still 4 shy of a legal unit, but getting close.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/01 06:23:46


Post by: evildrcheese


Griffin and new conscripts looking solid. Keep plugging away!

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/01 08:33:03


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Wow dude. The patience you have to paint up this unit is unbelievable. When you field them they'll be like 70 points on the table right? Keep up the good work man, they look great.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/01 13:49:11


Post by: Nevelon


Captain Brown wrote:
ExFideFortis wrote:
Great looking army! What is the name of the brown you use for your men's pouches and such? And (sorry if you have already mentioned it but I haven't read the whole thread) what are those heads you are using for your conscripts? You have inspired me.


Thank you ExFideFortis,

The Brown used in the pouches is Bubonic Brown with a highlight of Bleached Bone and Bubonic Brown mixed (they have new names now, but somewhere there is a paint compatibility charge on the forum.


Do you give them a heavy brown wash (or chestnut)? I would have pegged the pouches as Snakebite Leather or Bestial Brown. Bubonic Brown (at least my pot) is a much lighter beige/khaki.

Nice work on the tanks and banging out the conscripts.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/04 05:41:53


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks evildrcheese

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Wow dude. The patience you have to paint up this unit is unbelievable. When you field them they'll be like 70 points on the table right? Keep up the good work man, they look great.

Thanks Inevitable_Faith,
A 35 man Conscript squad is 105 points...I have been enjoying combining 3 Infantry squads and sending forward these large units and watching my opponents focus on trying to knock them out, a Priest or a Commissar keeps them moving and as soon as they are in Lasgun range the "Front Rank Fire, Rear Rank Fire" order means even Space Marine's take casualties. This squad would let me do that for less cost with a few less hits due to lower ballistic skill...but the sheer number of dice makes opponents cringe.

Nevelon wrote:
Do you give them a heavy brown wash (or chestnut)? I would have pegged the pouches as Snakebite Leather or Bestial Brown. Bubonic Brown (at least my pot) is a much lighter beige/khaki.

Nice work on the tanks and banging out the conscripts.


Nevelon is correct Snakebite Leather and then Bubonic Brown mixed with Snakebite Leather as the highlight. Just have the Snakebite in a Bestial Brown bottle...not sure why...might have been the lid breaking on the original.

Thanks Nevelon.

Another two Conscripts.




17 to go, 18 completed...over half way...but still two short of a legal unit.


Do you think they look young enough to Whiteshields of early WD fame...or short lived fame as they disappeared from the fluff with 2nd Edition if I recall correctly.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/04 13:26:17


Post by: Nevelon


Captain Brown wrote:


Nevelon is correct Snakebite Leather and then Bubonic Brown mixed with Snakebite Leather as the highlight. Just have the Snakebite in a Bestial Brown bottle...not sure why...might have been the lid breaking on the original.

Do you think they look young enough to Whiteshields of early WD fame...or short lived fame as they disappeared from the fluff with 2nd Edition if I recall correctly.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Old paint names are something I can actually help with. Mostly these days I can only talk in generic terms like “a medium-dark brown” because I have no idea what the exact shade “XV-88”, “Burnt Fyrewumple Hide”, or whatever else they are putting on the side of the pots these days is. And the lids snapping off the old pots? Almost every one of mine. The part that bugs me the most when it breaks is the little plastic nub that gives you a grip to open them. If that comes off, the pot becomes a real bear to work with.

I think they would make great whiteshields. The lack of helmets/heavier armor makes them look slimmer then a stock guardsmen, so younger.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/08 03:57:53


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Nevelon,

So here are two more Conscripts, to make a legal squad of 20. More of them to come, but a moment to savour painting victory.




60 Points of Conscripts:


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/08 05:25:26


Post by: Camkierhi


Very nice looking army, great work.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/08 06:25:36


Post by: evildrcheese


That's a really cool looking conscript squad!

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/08 07:50:09


Post by: Bonestomper


I love the Necromundan IG, play them in Dawn of War. And, of course, I play Necromunda. Do you too? Anyway and regardless, simply stunning work!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/13 03:43:29


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you Camkierhi, evildrcheese, and Bonestomper,

I play a Ratskin gamg in Necromunda.

So I continue with the Conscripts, but since you would not be able to see the new additions I will start a new count and new group shot of the next 15.

Also made an older looking Conscript to represent the sweepings of the Gang to make the numbers required.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/20 15:57:42


Post by: Captain Brown


 evildrcheese wrote:
Nice. Keep plugging away.

EDC

Thanks EDC,

Two more for the second round:


The Conscripts were painted two by two, hurrah! Hurrah!



The second half of the 35 man squad started:


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/20 23:07:25


Post by: Scarper


Some serious dedication on those conscripts, but they look beautiful. Keep it up! Love the camo choice. Also amazing how much a head swap and ditching the pads changes the profile of those cadians...


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/21 13:44:18


Post by: Nevelon


Great job getting all these guys done. It’s impressive that you are maintaining not only a steady pace, but a consistent level of quality.

I think after the first dozen of conscript I’s just be randomly slapping paint on them, assuming they found their way up from the back of the bench.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2016/12/26 21:28:50


Post by: Captain Brown


Scarper wrote:Some serious dedication on those conscripts, but they look beautiful. Keep it up! Love the camo choice. Also amazing how much a head swap and ditching the pads changes the profile of those cadians...

Thanks Scarper.

Nevelon wrote:Great job getting all these guys done. It’s impressive that you are maintaining not only a steady pace, but a consistent level of quality.

I think after the first dozen of conscript I’s just be randomly slapping paint on them, assuming they found their way up from the back of the bench.

Thanks for encouragement Nevelon.

Two more for the second round:


The Conscripts were painted two by two, hurrah! Hurrah!

The first six of the fifteen more needed to make my thirty five man squad (only 105 points of troops when finished):


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/01/04 02:14:34


Post by: Captain Brown


Two more for the second round:



The Conscripts were painted two by two, hurrah! Hurrah!

Eight of the fifteen more needed to make my thirty five man squad (only 105 points of troops when finished):


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/01/04 03:35:06


Post by: amazingturtles


That's a whole lot of cannon fodder. They've got haunted looking eyes, that seems very appropriate


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/01/04 04:14:25


Post by: Dysartes


Still on the conscripts, Captain? Well, they're still looking good.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/01/04 07:13:42


Post by: evildrcheese


Great stuff. How many more conscripts to go?

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/01/04 13:56:03


Post by: Nevelon


Once you finish this squad are you going to make two more like it? If they are only 105 points, you should have the points in most lists.

It’s the Guard’s rule of 3: If you want something done, take three of them. The first will die before doing anything, the second will miss, but the third will get the job done.

And conscripts are a pure example of one of the core IG tenets: We have more bodies then you have bullets.

Keep at it!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/01/15 00:29:12


Post by: Captain Brown


amazingturtles wrote:That's a whole lot of cannon fodder. They've got haunted looking eyes, that seems very appropriate

Thanks amazingturtles.
Dysartes wrote:Still on the conscripts, Captain? Well, they're still looking good.

Thank you Dysartes.
evildrcheese wrote:Great stuff. How many more conscripts to go?
EDC

EDC, should be another seven.
Nevelon wrote:Once you finish this squad are you going to make two more like it? If they are only 105 points, you should have the points in most lists.

It’s the Guard’s rule of 3: If you want something done, take three of them. The first will die before doing anything, the second will miss, but the third will get the job done.

And conscripts are a pure example of one of the core IG tenets: We have more bodies then you have bullets.

Keep at it!

Thanks Nevelon,

I have thought about it, even went so far as to acquire a few more bodies, but that would be another major project.

As folks are getting tired of Conscripts, here is a break with almost the opposite...a Leman Russ.

This is the original kit that I have cleaned up and added swappable weapons with rare earth magnets.

The "Lucky #7" (hey, when you play Guard tanks some luck cannot hurt)
Battle Cannon, Lascannon, side sponson Heavy Bolters.


Battle Cannon and Heavy Bolter.




Battle Cannon and Heavy Bolter.


Battle Cannon and Heavy Bolter.


Battle Cannon and Heavy Bolter.


Battle Cannon, Lascannon, side sponson Heavy Bolters.




Battle Cannon, Lascannon, side sponson Heavy Bolters.


Battle Cannon, Lascannon, side sponson Heavy Bolters.


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/01/15 02:41:10


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Looks great man. Good call on the swappable parts too, always makes tanks easier to field that way.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/02/02 01:07:57


Post by: Captain Brown


 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
Looks great man. Good call on the swappable parts too, always makes tanks easier to field that way.


Thanks Inevitable_Faith,

Some more Conscripts of the second wave:



The Conscripts were painted two by two, hurrah! Hurrah!

So that makes ten more added:


The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/02/02 19:13:31


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Welcome back CB, good to hear from you again. As always the Conscripts are looking great, more meat for the grinder!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/02/07 00:20:51


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Inevitable_Faith,

Two more for you.




And the twelve in this second flight:


More to come as the long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/02/07 00:49:21


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Your stamina on this project astounds me. With these twelve that brings you up to how many now?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/02/08 18:24:04


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Inevitable_Faith,

One more interlude before finishing the Conscripts, my second converted Hellhound.






And with the first Hellhound conversion.



With all the metal parts these tanks are heavy.

The long painting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/02/08 21:28:09


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


Hellhound looks awesome dude, I don't recognize that side plating at all though, does it come with the kit or is that extra?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/02/11 22:48:32


Post by: Captain Brown


 Inevitable_Faith wrote:
Hellhound looks awesome dude, I don't recognize that side plating at all though, does it come with the kit or is that extra?


Inevitable_Faith,

You got that they were the old, metal parts Hellhound, with metal turret and fuel tanks. but the side armour is actually old Mark I Rhino extra armor upside down.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/02/17 17:19:24


Post by: Captain Brown


The Conscripts were painted two by two, hurrah! Hurrah! Although this time I painted three to get to fifteen on the second flight.






When added to the rest of the second flight they look like this:


When added to the existing twenty:


Now that was a lot of Conscripts...but only 105 points worth.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/02/17 18:26:06


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


So much work for so few points, your dedication is inspiring. Keep it up though, they look great.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/02/20 18:02:38


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Inevitable_Faith,

Like yourself I sometimes get a little burnt out after painting a particular model or group of models, so for now that will be all the Conscripts.

Couple more shots of the mass of Conscripts for viewers enjoyment:





The long painting war continues...

CB



Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/02/20 18:49:34


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


They look great all blobbed up CB, lots of personality thrown in on lots of em. It's nice that you put in the work to make them different from the standard guardsmen too so that on the tabletop it's clear which unit is which.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/02/20 19:34:42


Post by: evildrcheese


So many conscripts. You deserve an exalt for your patience alone! They look great too, by the way.

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/03/08 23:24:19


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you Inevitable_Faith and evildrcheese,

After the Conscripts I did some regular Troopers with the forage caps, here is an example beside a regular Trooper.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/03/09 01:13:24


Post by: Warboss_Waaazag


Forage cap head makes the man look youthful. But the more I look at them the more I like them, the more the guys with helmets seem like they've got enormous heads.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/03/09 02:36:20


Post by: Nevelon


Quite the army you have growing there!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/03/11 13:06:53


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Great job, CB. I loved your Elysians and they even inspired me to start my own. I've just started them, but I can always draw on your plot for inspiration in the long painting war.

I really like the way you do your tanks with brushes and freehand and a few decals (I think). I'm not an airbrush guy so it's good to see there is an effective alternative.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/03/12 15:14:17


Post by: TheGiantPeanut


Loving this! Very inspiring work doing all those conscripts

More I say! Wyverns and conscripts is all that a guard army needs.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/03/20 17:11:16


Post by: Captain Brown


Warboss_Waaazag wrote:Forage cap head makes the man look youthful. But the more I look at them the more I like them, the more the guys with helmets seem like they've got enormous heads.

Thanks Warboss_Waaazag,

That was always the goal of the Conscripts, to make them look young or very old depending on the face. As for the Guardsmen with enormous heads...plastic Guard have had large round helmets since the first Rogue Trader box of 36 models.

Nevelon wrote:Quite the army you have growing there!

Thank you Nevelon.

The Riddle of Steel wrote:Great job, CB. I loved your Elysians and they even inspired me to start my own. I've just started them, but I can always draw on your plot for inspiration in the long painting war.

I really like the way you do your tanks with brushes and freehand and a few decals (I think). I'm not an airbrush guy so it's good to see there is an effective alternative.

Thanks The Riddle of Steel, most people do airbrush on tanks and flyers...I have done it on the odd flyer but no tank other than priming.

TheGiantPeanut wrote:Loving this! Very inspiring work doing all those conscripts

More I say! Wyverns and conscripts is all that a guard army needs.

Thank you TheGiantPeanut, did you see my take using old Griffon's to make my Wyverns on page 3?

Now some minor work...took the one VOX operator I had with one of those Helmets with the mouthpiece and did a head swap (figure from the Imperial Guard Cadian metal box set):



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/03/29 01:00:23


Post by: Captain Brown


Another way to make my Necromundians more in character...a Ratskin Shaman to fill in as a Primaris Psyker:



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/03/30 00:45:27


Post by: Captain Brown


 evildrcheese wrote:
That's a great idea!

EDC


Thanks EDC,

Some army shots:







So what I discovered when I was placing the models out I had to get down to six Troop selections. So you see two Platoons of four squads, Command Section and additional Heavy Weapon Squads over on the left. The three Veteran Squads, Storm Troopers, Ratskin Snipers [Ratlings], and Ogryns with two Company Command Squads are in the center. Another large platoon with three squads (no Heavy Weapons in these), Special Weapon Squad and additional Conscript Squad led by a Priest on the right. Throughout are some Commissars, Priests, Primus Psykers, Adeptus Mechanicus Squad, etc (you can have some fun and try to spot them). Behind the three Platoons, Veterans and Elites are the vehicles (two Leman Russ and a Demolisher, Griffon Artillery squadron, Hellhounds and assorted artillery), Sentinels and the spare Basilisk turrets (fills my Heavy Support using squadrons, and two thirds of my Fast Attack). Due to the shift from four Platoons to three I ended up with a bunch of extra Sergeants, Officers, and lots of Special Weapons. Therefore one of my next painting campaigns will be some extra regular BPIs to flesh out the extra squads.

Pulling out of storage, placing on a yoga mat, taking the photos and packing up again took about an hour and fifteen minutes. :eek: Also had to battle the cat for supremacy of the table...as Nelson feels that the yoga mat is his special rest spot and the plastic Cadian models are his personal flick toys (He also has a taste for Sentinel aerials and Hydra Autocannon barrels). :(

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/03/30 01:13:04


Post by: oldravenman3025




That's a hell of a lot of firepower right there. Me likes.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/03/30 01:50:06


Post by: Nevelon




Looks to be a good start for a guard army. Little light though, need more cannon fodder valiant guardsmen and rolling deathtraps armored support.

You can never have too many. Remember, you job is to have more guys then the other guy has bullets.

How many points you up to?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/03/30 05:30:08


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


That's quite the collection dude. Great work on getting all that painted to a wonderful standard.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/04/05 22:57:23


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks guys.

As to points value I have no idea, too many of the vehicles have the little extras added or can swap weapons.

Some closer shots.






Three more Heavy Weapons Teams and some more Guardsmen have been added since this shot.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/04/06 03:58:58


Post by: Inevitable_Faith


So much awesomeness and hard work is put into this force. It's a real treat to get to see such a large painted force on display like this, thanks CB.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/04/06 05:14:39


Post by: Ssgt Carl


This is awesome and inspiring. Lots of work and care was put in here. Ever had a chance to field it all at once?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/04/06 05:51:39


Post by: evildrcheese


Awesome army shots. And I can sympathise regarding the cat, just just loving attacking minis.

I can't see how the guard struggled against it though, surely you just issued an order to Bring It Down.

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/05/18 18:14:04


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks everyone.

Beginning to look forward to 8th although I admit I am little nervous that Guard Sergeants will lose those lovely Bolters again. :(

I really should finish my plastic Valkyrie at some point and call it a day...but then there are a few more models that could be painted.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/05/19 06:03:43


Post by: evildrcheese


Keep painting Captain. I too am optimistic for 8th, i'Lloyd keep my fingers crossed that your sergeants can keep their bolters!

EDC


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/05/20 15:10:00


Post by: STG


wow. that's alot of tanks


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/09/05 04:47:14


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks evildrcheese and STG. Just spent the last few weeks repairing images blocked by Photobucket, was worse of the original which was entirely hosted through Photobucket. Any way, this PLOG is repaired and you should be able to enjoy all the photo additions once again.

The long painting war continues...

CB




Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/09/06 19:27:10


Post by: Iron_Fist


Inspirational work here Captain Brown!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/09/07 15:06:32


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Kid_Kyoto and Iron_Fist,

Next I do have to work on the plastic Valkyrie for these guys. I was going to do some more conscripts (to take me from 35 to 40), but they seem far to unpopular with other players right now.

The long painting war continues,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/09/08 03:51:00


Post by: FabricatorGeneralMike



Sweet army CB. I love the look and different feel of all your armies. The sisters are great, the Elysians are gorgeous, but the 8th hits a soft spot inside of me as the 8th was one of the first real 40k armies I build back in RT era.

Great job of transfering all of your pics from PB to imagur and keeping the records of all your hard work alive and accessible to us.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2017/09/09 09:42:29


Post by: Camkierhi


The army shots are so inspiring makes me want to grab some guard and paint, great stuff.

Really appreciate the effort of the picture reboot bud.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/12 21:57:23


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you amazingturtles, FabricatorGeneralMike, Camkierhi, and Private Benjamin.

So as I have had to pack up everything that was not painted in preparation for a move I have not been able to paint, but I have been able to get some battles in. So I figured I would show my army in action.

A smaller battle (50 Force Points) between my Necromundian Guard and some Imperial Fist Space Marines.

From these pre-battle photos you can see that I was doing a hammer and anvil deployment with Conscripts and Guard squads holding the centre with a couple of Hellhounds and a Chimera with a small Ogryn squad on my right flank. One small squad of Stormtroopers was in reserve. Had an Officer, Astropath, Commissar for Characters to back up my troopers. Imperial Fist player had a Dreadnought, Rhino with a Tactical Squad embarked, Devastator Squad and Captain in Terminator Armor. In reserve he had an Assault Squad.








Six objectives set across the board and a good amount of terrain.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/13 10:07:01


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Classy looking armies, I like the banana yellow Fists with their RT models!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/13 11:06:14


Post by: Nevelon


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Classy looking armies, I like the banana yellow Fists with their RT models!


I was wondering is the glow off of that super bright yellow gave a -1 to hit penalty.

Always nice to see two painted armies face off.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/13 21:20:32


Post by: Captain Brown


Kid_Kyoto wrote:Classy looking armies, I like the banana yellow Fists with their RT models!

Thanks Kid_Kyoto.
Nevelon wrote:I was wondering is the glow off of that super bright yellow gave a -1 to hit penalty.

Always nice to see two painted armies face off.

Thank Nevelon, you need to see his Veterans where everyone is wearing a tabard.

Battle to the battle...

With the updates to the Commissar rules placing him close to the Conscripts was likely not the best choice, but testing out the new FAQs in game play is always a good thing.


Whereas placing an Officer close to a Heavy Weapons squad is just a no-brainer.


I had the first turn so my tanks advanced, as did the Conscripts. My fire reduced the Rhino to scrap and the Marines bailed out without loss.


I was hoping the Conscripts would be too tempting a target for the Marines and let my Hellhounds advance undamaged.


It did not work quite as I intended, as instead of Advancing the Imperial Fists just opened up with long range fire and damaged both Hellhounds, and killed a few Guardsmen and some Conscripts. But the fire was spread across multiple units and they all survived or in the Case of the Conscripts lost a few more models to a failed test.


It was like he wanted me to keep moving into range...and as an army with more models I obliged.


More to come,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/13 21:32:29


Post by: MacPhail


Wow, man... that is a labor of love, and so motivating! I love the table, too... great harmony to your terrain and army. Kudos.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/14 20:07:42


Post by: Captain Brown


 MacPhail wrote:
Wow, man... that is a labor of love, and so motivating! I love the table, too... great harmony to your terrain and army. Kudos.


Thank you MacPhail,

So on their second turn the Imperial Fist Assault Marines landed on my left flank, where a lone squad had been sitting in cover holding an objective.


The Dreadnought surged forward and destroyed one of my Hellhounds.


With a tactical squad grabbing the objective.


The Marine Assault Squad did not succeed in their charge which meant on my turn my Storm Troopers came down to support my infantry squad.


Now the Imperial Guard counter attack. My second Hellhound and Ogryn carrying Chimera rolled forward.


I would like to think the Marine's were worried, but based on their armor saves they went through the turn untouched in the centre.


More to come.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/18 19:42:18


Post by: Captain Brown


Now was the Guard counter attack. In the centre troops moved forward to bring the largest amount of firepower into range.


Starting on my left flank, the combined fire of my entrenched troops and the Storm Troopers laid waste to the Marine Assault Squad. Hotshot lasguns from the Storm Troopers were simply amazing and made up for the Missile Launcher missing.


In the centre the Dreadnought fell and the Tactical Squad backing it up got considerably smaller.


Although it was more than just lasguns as Lascanon's added their fire to the maelstrom. And still some Marines survived the withering fire.


My right flank forces continued to close in, the hammer to meet my troops in the centre.


More to come.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/19 08:39:18


Post by: oldravenman3025





Looking good.



On another note, I dunno if you are aware of it, but Mad Robot produces some nice, slightly tweaked, knock-offs of the old Guard, right down to the zip up flak jackets and Ryza Pattern lasgun.



https://madrobotminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_19&products_id=309



And I wish I could find some of these early plastic Imperial Guard minis.



http://quaestioprima.blogspot.com/2011/05/rogue-trader-oh-how-you-are-missed.html



Once again, outstanding work!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/20 20:03:44


Post by: Captain Brown


 oldravenman3025 wrote:

Looking good.

On another note, I dunno if you are aware of it, but Mad Robot produces some nice, slightly tweaked, knock-offs of the old Guard, right down to the zip up flak jackets and Ryza Pattern lasgun.

https://madrobotminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_19&products_id=309

And I wish I could find some of these early plastic Imperial Guard minis.

http://quaestioprima.blogspot.com/2011/05/rogue-trader-oh-how-you-are-missed.html

Once again, outstanding work!


Thanks oldravenman3025,

Interesting links you found there. I actually sold my original plastic Guardsmen to a fellow in Sweden a very long time ago...right after the metal Guardsmen showed up. In fact I have sold four guard armies since then. With the effectiveness of Conscripts severely reduced I will likely just roll them into my Infantry Squads...with the elimination of the shoulder pads they resemble the older uniforms a lot...other than the Lasguns and helmets.

Back to the battle.

So the Imperial Fists returned fire and stayed in cover for their turn. Their fire killed a large number of Conscripts, but that was about it. The Devastator Squad focused on the closing Hellhound and Chimera and did some damage to the tanks, but they kept rolling on (although the Hellhound was pretty close to destruction).

My turn started with me advancing what was left of the Conscripts, who while melting away were still a large target.


I wanted to draw out some Marines to try and charge me and leave the objective in the centre. So I did not run straight at him.


My fire was less than satisfactory with not a single Marine being taken out.

Then on the Imperial Fist turn, something completely unexpected happened. First the Devastator Squad left the crater they had been occupying for several turns (I later learned that the objective card my opponent drew was the reason for this unexpected scamper).


Then his Captain Advanced and eventually charged single handed into the Guard line.

He did not suffer a scratch on the way in.

He slew a couple of Conscripts and that was it.


More to come.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/20 20:56:15


Post by: IGtR=


Really enjoying seeing a fully painted batrep ... very classy.

Thanks for sharing


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/21 16:17:49


Post by: Captain Brown


 IGtR= wrote:
Really enjoying seeing a fully painted batrep ... very classy.

Thanks for sharing


Thanks IGtR=,

So the deciding turn had arrived, while we were very close in VPs at this point due to the cards drawn and the numbers rolled for variable VP points, the Imperial Fists were down to a much smaller force. With their Captain heroically attempting to pin down the Guard and reduce units with his Relic Sword.


The Chimera having left the Ogryn brute squad behind closed to inflict fire on the Devastators.


The Ogryn's closed in to help the Conscripts who were losing more troopers to morale than the Marine's sword.


The brute squad of Ogryns turned the tide and the Marine Captain fell in close combat.

This sealed the Imperial Fist's fate as their last Tactical Squad was destroyed by Guard fire and they held no objectives to the Guard holding four and collecting enough Victory points for a win.

Cheers,

CB



Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/21 17:22:36


Post by: amazingturtles


Well played! it looks like a fun battle


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/06/23 16:33:46


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks amazingturtles.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/10/28 22:42:51


Post by: Findarfin


Hello, I've come here to checkout some examples for eyes, I love your company commands!

Actually, all that painting is amazing, I drew motivation to finish my army!! Thanks!!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/10/30 23:45:34


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Findarfin,

Good luck with your army. Just paint two at a time and before you know it you will have a squad, then another squad and so a company.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/11/12 11:00:19


Post by: Camkierhi


Great stuff, legends in the making.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/11/13 05:42:24


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks stonned_astartes and Camkierhi,

After over a year and then some I have started painting five Guardsmen for this month's painting challenge.

Work in progress:



Finally doing a command section for the Third Platoon with Standard, Vox and Medic. I got some enthusiasm back with the "Chain of Command" challenge...which a Guard Command Squad is a perfect example. Also going to replace the Junior Officer I have leading the Third Platoon to one with a Bolter as the Power Sword and Bolt Pistol has not been very effective. As if I am in hand to hand I am pretty well dead already. Even though they are Veterans, I have painted a Trooper with a Lasgun rather than a special weapon to show the chain of command up to the Office.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/11/16 07:04:23


Post by: Excommunicatus


They're real nice. Where are the heads from?

You're in B.C. then, eh? What's the climate like for painting out there? I'm advised the weather is quite... English compared to Ontario.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/11/19 21:28:33


Post by: Captain Brown


 Excommunicatus wrote:
They're real nice. Where are the heads from?

You're in B.C. then, eh? What's the climate like for painting out there? I'm advised the weather is quite... English compared to Ontario.


Thanks Excommunicatus,

It can be a little wet out here.

As for the heads, I will use this latest WIP shot.

From left to right looking at the photo: Berlin or Bust (West Wind Productions), GW Medic head, GW Cadian Sergeant head with GS cap, Berlin or Bust (West Wind Productions), FW Veteran head with GS cap.
The GS caps are made with two part putty. If you look back on my conversions you should see dozens of them.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/12/03 15:31:34


Post by: Captain Brown


Here is my Necromundian Guard Junior Officer and Command Section that I finished for the Dakka (Unofficial) Painting Challenge Round 45 November 2018: Chain of Command






Trooper Haskel on the left, while a Veteran is junior to Specialist Surach (Medic), who is junior to Corporal Vortagen (VOX Operator), who is junior to Colour Sergeant Kussax, who is junior to Lieutenant Kurssach.
All are patch members (on the right forearms of their uniforms) of the "Spiders" Clan from Hive Palantine of the planet Necromunda. The Clan that traditionally provides the personnel for the 8th Regiment with each raising of troops for the Imperial tithe. As veterans there are a fair number of extra weapons, including several side arms. Due to their role as supporting Lieutenant Kussach, many are wearing the soft cap rather than their helmets they would wear at the front line. Each trooper has the "8" of their regimental number and the skull motif for the battle honours for the Battle of Deucalion that wiped out a previous raising of the Regiment on the planet Deucalion.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2018/12/03 21:26:46


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Great looking entry to the painting challenge, really like the browns used, really breaks up the grey and black of the armour and fatigues.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/01/16 21:12:58


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Tyranid Horde,

Some progress on three Mortar crews:



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/01/16 21:21:24


Post by: Dysartes


Given you say "some progress", would that imply there's mortar do there?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/01/16 21:28:10


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Dysartes, you made me chuckle with that one!

Mortar teams looking good, have you used a different colour of static grass or is it just the lighting?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/01/16 21:39:23


Post by: Captain Brown


He who would make a pun would pick a pocket.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/01/17 12:00:53


Post by: Nevelon


They say that puns are the lowest form of humor, but sausage jokes are actually the wurst.

Nice work on the guard. Got enough to carpet the deployment zone yet?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/01/19 08:10:02


Post by: Midget Gems


Nice work on the mortar teams. They are looking good.

Oh dear on the puns, especially you Nev.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/01/19 12:55:25


Post by: IGtR=


Your work rate is prodigious and shames all of us with large piles of grey into action.

Thanks for sharing!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/01/19 17:49:36


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Dysartes.

Looks like my response to the pun passed Tyranid Horde in flight. Yes the static grass is two colours blended together in some applications, and light brown in some others.

Thank you Nevelon, yes, if you look at the army shots I think I can cover a 4x4 foot table completely now.

Thanks Midget Gems and IGtR=

OK,

Finished the three mortar teams.

Converted five of the six models as I was never happy with the default pose for the trooper with the round.

In the aerial view you can see the extra mortar shells ready to be grabbed, I always thought the kit was a little short of parts.







Now these are imgur images, the ones I uploaded to the gallery seemed to want to flip the top down views horizontally.

The long painting war continues,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/02/05 16:58:58


Post by: Captain Brown


Next up are some models for this months Painting Challenge.

Still debating if I want the Commissar or an Officer to lead the Command Section 'Forlorn Hope'.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/02/05 17:07:28


Post by: Camkierhi


Those mortar teams look great, looking forward to seeing what you do with those kits.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/02/14 23:55:16


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Camkierhi.

Some initial progress. Going with the Commissar to lead the Command Section.



Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/02/15 16:58:29


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Love that comissar model, have him in my army as well. Looking good!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/02/15 19:21:18


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you CommissareKhaine,

Some more progress on my entry.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/02/16 00:09:01


Post by: Dysartes


That is a nice Commissar sculpt, but I do prefer the Steel Legion version of him, with the gas mask.

Still, looking good, Captain.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/02/19 16:20:13


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Dysartes,

My Command Section as a Breaching squad and a Commissar to make certain they succeed.







The Plasma Gun backpacks are scratch built to look like the metal Plasma Gun models, and every model is converted in some way with the exception of the Commissar. I am very happy with the Commissar's trench coat that shines like leather despite being covered with a Matt varnish. All the "Spiders" have their gang patches on their right sleeves.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/02/26 18:35:47


Post by: gobert


Great breached team! Can’t believe how big the Comissars hat is, plenty of empty hat for the enemy to shoot at I suppose! The gang badge is a really cool idea to give them an identity in the mass of (painted) grey. Keep winning the painting battles!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/02/26 22:40:42


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you CommissarKhaine and gobert.

Cheers,

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/02/27 17:59:52


Post by: Dysartes


The plasma gunners there have come out really well, Captain - I wonder if they're aware how quickly they'll be killed by their own weapons...


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/05/17 22:08:49


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Dysartes,

This is 8th edition...the Plasma edition as you can fire without overheating if you so chose...which means just about everyone still fires with an overcharge to do more damage.

So for this month's Unofficial Painting Challenge I am going to do another Command Section and a Junior Officer.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/05/20 10:38:47


Post by: stonned_astartes


Nice report, lots of pics! Victory for the guard! Just bought some plasma guns myself. Definitely like them in 8th.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/05/20 21:34:26


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks stonned_astartes,

So here are some of the conversions.


Made from some styrene strips, a VOX pack and part of the hose from the Flamer. To make them look like the metal ones I have.


Using Catachan hands to make them larger than normal as I will add some green stuff to make then into padded gloves.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/05/22 21:47:39


Post by: stonned_astartes


Nice back pack, are you going to run a cable to the gun?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/05/22 23:45:30


Post by: amazingturtles


I forgot just how beefy those hands are! I think it'll work well here.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/05/23 00:12:34


Post by: Captain Brown


stonned_astartes wrote:Nice back pack, are you going to run a cable to the gun?

You bet I am stonned_astartes. Pics to follow.

amazingturtles wrote:I forgot just how beefy those hands are! I think it'll work well here.

Thanks amazingturtles.


You can see the Green Stuff (well it is white for the epoxy putty I use) to make it look like the Plasma gunners are wearing the protective gloves.

Note to self, next time drill the hole in the bottom of the Plasma Gun prior to gluing it to the figure mounted on the base...no room to get the pin vice drill in.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/05/23 01:43:56


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Capt. Brown, this is more great stuff, as expected from you. Nice painting, flavorful conversions, good basing, excellent banners, and so much character in this army. I love your stuff. Your Elysian Drop Troops blog over on Warseer was my biggest inspiration when starting my own Drop Troop army and I am just getting their blog going here on Dakka. Keep up the awesome work!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/05/23 04:07:37


Post by: Camkierhi


Excellent work on the conversions, really nice idea and brilliantly executed.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/05/24 15:41:18


Post by: Captain Brown


The Riddle of Steel wrote:Capt. Brown, this is more great stuff, as expected from you. Nice painting, flavorful conversions, good basing, excellent banners, and so much character in this army. I love your stuff. Your Elysian Drop Troops blog over on Warseer was my biggest inspiration when starting my own Drop Troop army and I am just getting their blog going here on Dakka. Keep up the awesome work!


Thank you The Riddle of Steel.

Keep at painting those FW figures.

Camkierhi wrote:Excellent work on the conversions, really nice idea and brilliantly executed.


Thank you Camkierhi.

More progress, still lots to do.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/05/28 23:11:11


Post by: Captain Brown


Stand and Die Like Guardsmen.






Five more models on the finished side of the ledger.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/05/29 10:46:05


Post by: Camkierhi


Fantastic. Love them. Great job bud.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/07/30 21:59:01


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks Camkierhi,

Now it is time for the closing acts...I only have just over a dozen models left to paint for my Imperial Guard.

Six Guardsmen in this lot.


I am planning on painting these and the six other infantry models followed by the Valkyrie to finish the army off.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/07/31 02:03:10


Post by: amazingturtles


I can imagine that they;ll make an impressive sight as always when done!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/08/01 20:35:01


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks amazingturtles,

WIP shot.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/08/05 16:59:49


Post by: Captain Brown


Thanks guys.

Finished the six more Necromundian Guardsmen. Three with flamers and one with a VOX.







All with their gang patches, Regimental Number and different heads than the regular box set. One reason I have been doing so many Special Weapons lately is that with the Conscript becoming as expensive as a regular Guardsmen I will just use them to fill the ranks and build an extra platoon or two.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/08/06 02:49:14


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Looking good! And your photography is very nice with the bright lighting and the contrasting blue background. It works quite well.

-Rids


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/08/14 23:43:39


Post by: Captain Brown


Thank you The Riddle of Steel.

Last batch of Imperial Guard left to paint.



And one of them is finished.



So the other four with some progress and one Sergeant left to paint.



The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/08/18 06:24:22


Post by: xKillGorex


These are fantastic. Never really liked grey as a camo scheme but those troops are very cool my friend.
Shows just what a simple step like a head swap can do to make a force look different. Plus the quality of your work over different projects is great.

Ps I had the white dwarf with the art work of the guard regiment years ago, was actually one of the pieces of art that pulled me in to the warhammer universe. Now i must be a lot older than i realise. Lol.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/08/18 06:34:07


Post by: Gordy2000


Yeah, really characterful army and excellent painting. What always amazes me about your work CB is the consistently high standard and the extraordinary output!


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/08/18 11:23:41


Post by: Camkierhi


You are fairly moving along bud, great stuff.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/08/20 16:55:48


Post by: Captain Brown


xKillGorex wrote:These are fantastic. Never really liked grey as a camo scheme but those troops are very cool my friend.
Shows just what a simple step like a head swap can do to make a force look different. Plus the quality of your work over different projects is great.

Ps I had the white dwarf with the art work of the guard regiment years ago, was actually one of the pieces of art that pulled me in to the warhammer universe. Now i must be a lot older than i realise. Lol.

Thanks xKillGorex, I still have that WD.

Gordy2000 wrote:Yeah, really characterful army and excellent painting. What always amazes me about your work CB is the consistently high standard and the extraordinary output!

Thank you Gordy2000.

Camkierhi wrote:You are fairly moving along bud, great stuff.

Thanks Camkierhi.

The last five (well four plus the lad above) Guardsmen without should pads. Not as detailed as my last for groups, but then these were the last five Conscripts I have had sitting around for years and just could never get the mojo to paint finish them...until now.




Next up is the last Sergeant and an end to my infantry forces.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/08/20 20:31:50


Post by: Nevelon


"Next up is the last Sergeant and an end to my infantry forces. “

End? There is no end. You’ve been around long enough to know better. The painting war is a war without end...

Nice to see the troopers marching across the bench in good order though.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/08/20 21:38:37


Post by: Tank_Dweller


Late to the party but these are very cool. Good job on the painting and the general aesthetic. Did you trim the Cadian shoulder pads of that last batch, I considered doing it for a project but thought it would be to much work, did it take you long?


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/09/04 16:08:44


Post by: Captain Brown


Nevelon wrote:"Next up is the last Sergeant and an end to my infantry forces. “

End? There is no end. You’ve been around long enough to know better. The painting war is a war without end...

Nice to see the troopers marching across the bench in good order though.


Too true...in fact my entry in this post is a combination of the Guardsmen I have painted for the Painting Challenge combined with those completed and not entered as they did not fit the theme of the month.

Tank_Dweller wrote:Late to the party but these are very cool. Good job on the painting and the general aesthetic. Did you trim the Cadian shoulder pads of that last batch, I considered doing it for a project but thought it would be to much work, did it take you long?

Thanks Tank_Dweller, I did, in fact I think there is a tutorial on how I did it some pages back. I did it for 40 models that I was using as Conscripts, although now they are sprinkled in other squads as juve members of the Spiders.

As noted I have finished the last Sergeant. So that is all the remaining infantry for the 8th painted.



Now when I collect all the models I have painted for this army in the last two years for the Monthly Painting Challenge, plus this 10 I have done in between my batches of 5 models.


If I take out one Flamer model and one of the regular trooper and add an old Officer I have this force:


Which makes a tidy little Guard force - Officer, Commissar, Command Section, Veteran Squad, two Infantry Squads and one heavy weapons squad.

The long painting war continues...

CB


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/09/05 01:10:36


Post by: kestral


That grey cloth is looking really good - the overall scheme with the bases is highly striking and effective.


Captain Brown paints the 8th Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment the Spiders 600+ pictures to date @ 2019/09/05 01:22:51


Post by: The Riddle of Steel


I agree with Kestral: the shading and layering on the grey cloth is very nice. And the models have enough contrast to define individual detail in large squads, which keeps them from blending together into a blob when you have large platoons. And everyone having the regimental number on the shoulder pads is a nice touch.

I also like the bits of characterful detail you have, such as the plasma gunners (unlike the other special and heavy weapons troopers) are all wearing gloves, presumably because of their weapons' propensity for overheating! I love those kind of modeling and painting details that cater to the background information and rules.