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Bath uk

Hey guys!
Im starting this blog to help motivate me to get my guard going again after they were lost in shipping... Rip
Attached is a picture of my force commander ill post an update when ive done more.

The fluff surrounding my new regiment is:
The cadian 404th (regiment not found, get it?) are a standard cadian bunch of blokes, who were on route to the 3rd war for Armageddon when they were lost in the warp and ended up on a lost world without supply, they are surrounded by xenos and must survive long enough to find a way off the planet.
For this reason im calling them "the lost boys" and im going to try and make them as tough and unsupported as possible
Amy ideas with the modelling would be appreciated
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Bath uk

I've got 3 heavy weapons lascannons in the work s and a vendetta coming up soon
The last pic of my commander wasnt very good, and im unsure about extreme highlights on the khakis. Any tips?
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Bath uk

Hello guys, exciting times this morning as my vendetta arrived!! Unfortunately as i got it used its in very shoddy condition and needs some serious work done . thats what i get for buying cheap Eh?
Ive had to stick some struts in under the wings to hold them in place as they are magnetised but very badly so they hang down at different heights which drives me a little bit mad. This was a little more work than i had anticipated but im enjoying the challenge
The final issue is that the previous person was a little glue happy and splodged it all over the glass, will have to think of something cool to cover that up too
till next time guys
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Bath uk

Forgot to attach the pics of the wing struts and saggy wings lol anyways imo the struts look pretty decent considering the fact they are just made of sprue.
Cheers guys
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Wing struts vendetta

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Saggy wings vendetta


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Bath uk

Hey guys quick update, finished one lascannon team. They look nice but im finding that they dont stand out from other cadian armys and they're rather characterless, so after this team im going to begin posing them to give each model "a little something" to make them stand out.


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hey guys,
now to give you guys an idea of what I intend to do, modelling wise, to make these guys look like they truly are the "lost boys" is, firstly I'm thinking that all of the infantry wearing the standard issue cadian helmets is characterless and dull. so I'm going to buy (when I do buy my infantry) a large variety of different heads to give each man a story.
ill try to pose the miniatures in a large variety of ways just to make them more interesting and something that I can be proud of.
Progress with the vendetta is slow, but I have a few tricks coming in the post, and I'm very excited to see how that turns out.
a large order of green stuff is also on the way :/ never used it before so it should be fun
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Lascannon team

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The sideways images are a tad bit of a pain, but I think you've done a great job with the infantry so far. Hopefully you'll get your flyer up to snuff, too!

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Bath uk

hey dude thanks for the reply, kinda felt like I was talking to a wall :(
I have been doing work on the flyer and I fell like its getting there, I just need to buy some green stuff to fix the gaping ugly holes in the beast.
I've also been working on converting a HW team and I'm really pleased with them, again I just need to touch it up with some green stuff.
will try to sort out the sideways images, lol can see why that's annoying, its just the way my phone does it for some reason

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Bath uk

Heloo just a quick sneak peak on the vendetta, ive done my best to save the canopy but its as good as its gonna get i think. That said i am pleased with it. Definitely looks cool/different.
If anyones interested (lol nobody reads this thread) i bought some humbrol green clear paint 1335 i think is the number on it.
Named it "swift" pretty casual name. Hopefully it turns up on time in the heat of battle as thats its name. (please excuse the poor freehand)
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Disguising an ugly canopy


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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

STG wrote:
hey dude thanks for the reply, kinda felt like I was talking to a wall :(
I have been doing work on the flyer and I fell like its getting there, I just need to buy some green stuff to fix the gaping ugly holes in the beast.
I've also been working on converting a HW team and I'm really pleased with them, again I just need to touch it up with some green stuff.
will try to sort out the sideways images, lol can see why that's annoying, its just the way my phone does it for some reason


When you put the photos on your computer, you can right click them and 'rotate clockwise' and it should fix the issue.

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I definitely enjoy the tinted windshields on that Vendetta! It looks really nice, fits the fluff, and looks like less of a pain to protect from smudges and whatnot than the original clear stuff.

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Looks good so far; struts are a good idea


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Bath uk

just a small update, this guy here is someone I decided to have a mess around with. I bought the three lascannon teams off ebay and for some reason instead of another guardsman accompanying the gunner there was a tank commander with a shovel. I thought that it was pretty funny so I decided to add a bit off narrative and try to make him stand out
first thing I did was to change his pose to have his foot propped up on the lascannon battery thing, and then I gave him a bolt pistol and a shoulder pad that only a guardsman with a grenade launcher would normally have.
I like to think the regiment has said "sorry your tank has been blown up, heres a shoulder pad (with a explosion on it) and a bolt pistol to make up for it!" the shoulder to remind him that he once could blow stuff up, but now he just chills out with a shouty lascannon gunner, hence his somewhat cheesed off/irate expression
you cant see it very well in the pictures but itll all come clear when I finish the whole model
cheers
EDIT: the pictures issue is also really grinding my gears, Ive rotated them but dakka just flips them round again...
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cheesed off tank commander

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cheesed off tank commander 2

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Bath uk

hellooo
I have painted the tank commander and his lascannon apprentice, very quickly because I felt that the last pictures I took were rubbish so I want you guys to see him in all his glory.
I'm particularly pleased with his pose, as it was my first time using green stuff so I although the conversion/sculpt was basic I feel it looks effective.
at the moment I'm forbidding myself to buy more stuff before I finish the vendetta, but the temptation is great with some really good bargains on ebay. so the push is really on with the vendetta, should have him finished by the end of next weekend.
cheers
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grumpy as ever


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Bath uk

hooray I fixed the pictures! so happy I forgot to attach the second pic oops.
@komissar kiln this ones for you dude
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nice pose no?


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I really enjoy the pose and the fluff behind that tank commander turned lascannon spotter, my only criticism is that I can see a mold line on the side of his helmet in that last shot. He should be just golden after a quick trim, though. Good work!

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Bath uk

Cheers man, ill sort that ugly mould line out... Dont feel the need to attach pics tho.

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Bath uk

Heloo guys, i have been fiddling around with greenstuff and have built a few sandbag walls for my hwt's and have continued painting my vendetta, i really need a large brush, im painting it with a medium base brush... But once these are all finished theres nothing left in the queue. So ill give you guys a heads up as to what i want next.
I think the first thing thats mecessary to make this army playable is guardsmen. Lots of guardsmen. Maybe a few conscripts for good measure.
I'm quite excited to do this part of the army as theres loads of room for customisation and individuality to make each man stand out, victoria miniatures do really nice heads that i can swap in, im thinking boonie hats, berets, dress caps, and beardy heads. The whole shebang. Vic minis only offer free shipping on orders over 50$ though. So im going to have to buy loads of neat little bits like ammo pouches and combat knifes here and there.
Then after that im thinking armour. Leman russes and maybe a wyvern or 2, these i want to fit in with the army so ill give them looads of stowage and heavily weather them. Maybe even whack a few sandbags on them too. And definitely tank commanders sticking out the top. They really are great for adding character to the tank and make it stand out from the rest.
Cheers guys
Soz for all that text

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Bath uk

Hey guys, update on the hwt's 2 painted one to go. But. I got some catachan heads off ebay so i swapped a few in, and made some sandbags to add a bit more character.
Not totally painted but ill get there. Going for green headbands, as badass as these guard are theyre still cadians so no red headbands for them. Not manly enough.
Vendetta is v nearly finished i swear
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Catachan cadians.

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Cheeky headswap

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Sand bag walls


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Bath uk

The catachan heads all painted up to give some much needed badasserry . I personally think they definitely dont look out of place. Super happy with them
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Really nice. Looking forward to seeing some group shots. Much better on the recent photos the right way round!

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Bath uk

Ok guys. This is mad. This was meant to be a new regiment to replace the old ones, hence them being the "lost boys". BUT. today my dad had gone back to my old house for some reason and saw a kr multicase in the garage. Yup.
The lost boys have been found!!!!
Im buzzing, its about 2000 points thats been found
2 leman russes, one pask
A hellhound
A sentinel
20x guardsmen
And the mad dogs, most badass veterans in the imperium, these guys dod a lot of damage back in the day.
A chimeria too
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The lost boys have been found

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Pask and company

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Hellhound

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The mad dogs (they were my pride and joy back in the day)

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Humble guardsmen of Bravo company


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That's a hell of a find matey! Love popping back to the parents and coming across old cases.


Does mean I have to get the Dettol out to strip the minis for painting again though!

   
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Chicago

That is awesome! Something similar happened to me last year when I found an old DKoK army of mine that I lost/forgot about .

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Bath uk

Yeah im super happy about them, best part is they're 99% the right colours anyways, no need for any dettol.
My past self was an alright painter anyways so i just need to add washes + highlights, then were all good.
Ive just won an ebay auction of about 50 guardsmen for about £25 which is like 72% off so ill take that, definitely will have to get the dettol out for them tho aha.
More pics come the weekend guys
Also thanks for responding, even if you guys just say "nice job" or something like that. Its just a little bit of motivation to keep it up

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Bath uk

Hey guys so one squad of guardsmen have arrived in the post, theyll need a splash of paint and some tlc but tbh they're in pretty good nick.
One guy (who i didn't spot when bidding) was the sergeant? Whos absolutely covered in grenades. Looks like a complete psycho, i definitely like this model, however i think ill have to provide another guardsman a promotion to sergeant .
(i like to think the comms link on his head doesnt work and the voices in his head are issuing orders aha)

Ill pick up a spray of zandri dust and some black. And im gonna have a big weekend painting.
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10 new guard to join the fray

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Crazy grenade wielding sergeant?


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Bath uk

Ok guys, you may see from the pic that i have my work cut out for me. (you can never have too many guardsmen ) much dettol is required, some of the paint is horrificly thick on the guard but quality can't be expected when you buy this cheap. Ill sort them out dont worry guys, ill make them smart and proud again. Hopefully dettol will do its job so that i can do mine
Also its my holidays now so ill actually start achieving stuff
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Dangerous in large numbers

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Chicago

Check out butterycommissar's blog, the blog has some good advice for stripping badly painted miniatures

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Virginia

If I may offer some constructive criticism, it seems that while you have a really solid understanding of highlighting, your paints seem to be a little thick. I'd definitely look into thinning your paints in the future. Since it looks like you're following the standard Cadian scheme, I'd strongly suggest taking a look at the GW tutorial on the Warhammer TV youtube channel. They've got a bunch of great guides. All in all, I look forward to how this is going to turn out. Keep at it!


 
   
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Bath uk

@ustrello cheers man will definitely use that

Right guys big update here. The vendetta is finally finished! (well not really i still want to weather it more)
Im super pleased with myself, i think the off white stripes look nice (they took waaay more effort than you think)
Hope you guys like it


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@ smitty thanks for the feedback! Yeah i have just seen the gw video on how to paint cadians, and ill be implementing that into my infantry from now on. The only reason i painted them the other way was because a store manager recommended the wrong ones...
Yeah i will thin my pain in future i can see what you mean appreciate the feedback!
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Vendetta

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Swirly pattern for extra speed

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Above view

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The wings hang evenly!

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Nice job in the Vendetta! I would agree that the vertical khaki/tan/off white stripes work very well!

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