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Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

"We don't want your medals, boy. You haven't seen anything like what we just seen. Peddle that in Sveltaur Dock, I'd prefer the credits." - Trooper Oktober, Irkutsk 24th Assault Weapons Specialist, on being presented a Crimson Heart for Valor after action at The Jopal Redoubt.

Hello all.

For a while I've been inactive, this is going to be the first posting of my work on Dakka; and really it's a labour of love.

I start with my Imperial Guard Regiment, the Verdan 24th. Coming from a world ripped apart by Civil War, these men signed up for the Guard to escape the madness of their homeworld. Verdan, a largely empty and isolated temperate planet in the Irkutsk sector, proved inconsequential in terms of wealth for the Imperium, and the first Rogue Traders founded an outpost there, with a beacon for allied shipping. A raison d'etre having been found, the world is host to a thriving colony, mostly of void-borns, living their lives in and around the machines of the Imperium's war. In the cosmopolitan society, trading was foremost, with ships streaming around the sector. This gave rise, from noble origins, to a trade in Life and Limb; to crime and plague. As with any amount of wealth, the less benevolent swarmed like plague flies, feeding off the fledgling trading outpost with smuggling, slavery, and greed. Two and a half centuries after the first travellers set foot on the planet, a crimelord bombed successfully a quay in one of the sprawling ports -- lives were lost in the thousand, and livelihoods lost to many more. Whisperings of descent, confused turmoil, and violence broke out. An Imperial Navy officer stationed there, Admiral Udetsk, immediately sent a Report to a nearby Administratum Outpost. The men of the planet were fine, strong, wily characters. Perhaps with some training and conditioning they could become good soldiers for the Imperial Guard. The request was granted, and Udetsk brought out 250 Men to make up a preliminary force, before their talents could be wasted to the malign influences of the planet.

These turned into the Irkutsk 24th. This was due to them being the 24th regiment recruited in the sector. However, they retained their homeworld's name in the hope that they may yet return, saving it from the chaos it had sunk into.

In this project, there is not a lot of converting. In fact, very little. The project was meant as a way to warm me up for the new guard releases. I also wanted to try and make more than just the customary Grunts that make up an Imperial Guard Platoon. This I have tried to acheive through using interesting basing, and through giving smaller personal touches to the models; as well as more creative, dynamic, and cinematic poses than the general "We march forward." feel of some of the 'Eavy Metal Cadians. I tried using interesting weathering also, bringing the men to life through their experiences. I hope you enjoy, creative criticism is the main reason for this thread -- so I can improve, and talk about some of the techniques used, and just in general a playpark of ideas.

And now, Sgt. Wronx, leader of No. 1 Squad:



Sorry about the bad picture, and the blur. This was taken in a hurry an hour ago, before I left the house.

Wronx is a tough old character. His broken nose is testament to that, as with the strange combat fatigues he wears. He has the normal smock of the 24th, the deep green, but he wears a pair of camouflaged fatigues on his lower half. This shows his inclusion in the Older Black Ops "Jaegern" program that Udetsk set up, noticing the natural guile of many of the men, after years of stealing, and running from the Administratum. He shaved off the Aquila from his helmet, but not from his chest. Wronx is not orthodox -- he chose to remove the Aquila (unquestionably punishable by Death in some Regiments) because it gave him the split second decision of a Renegade to decide if he was friend or foe, due to their defacing of their own helmets. This, he says, gave him the time to remove their spine. with his chainsword, 'Daphne'.

More to come. Peace. C&C welcomed, discussion encouraged.

sA

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My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
Made in us
Tough Traitorous Guardsman




Maryland, USA

Hi sA

Always good to see more IG on this forum. And more background oriented/driven IG is even better!

My initial thoughts/suggestions/reactions regarding your project are as follows:

a) your timeline feels very short (you mention "Two decades after the travelers first set foot..."). I would recommend extending that out to two centuries (or more). Remember that the machinery of the Imperium turns slowly. It might be two decades between the request to raise a regiment being placed and the go ahead being granted.

b) if the Verdan 24th is the 24th regiment from the sector (only the first from Verdan) I'd suggest incorporating the sector name into the regiment title, eg [insert sector name] 24th Verdans.

c) I'm very keen to see another picture of your sergeant. I can't quite make out all the weathering details that I know are there.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your project as it progresses!

Cheers
Dave

   
Made in us
Implacable Black Templar Initiate






Nice work, SA!

I especially like the Dot '44 trousers.

 
   
Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

davetaylor wrote:Hi sA

(Cool, helpful stuff.)

Cheers
Dave


Thanks a lot Dave for some early input! I can't say how helpful it is to have someone such as yourself lend me hand here -- I expect your traitorous scum are trembling in their traitorous boots. No? I didn't expect so. I'll make some alterations to the timeline; you're right, two decades is silly. Thinking about the problems of Warp Travel, storms, raids, and the sheer size of the galaxy, it's an improbably figure. You're also right about the name - duly changed!

More pictures will follow tomorrow when I get more time.

Cheers shorty! Flecktarn (or some form of it) has always been such an underused, but arty camouflage. I wanted to include it whatever. It also gave me a use for Vallejo Salmon Pink.

Stay safe,

sA

My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Love the bases, putting a storyline into both the founding and current location of your guard is a great idea. Looking forward to seeing more. I also like the contrast of the white ore against the rust.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
Made in ie
Stalwart Space Marine






Well done for coming up with a background for the army adds alot of character to the force. Cant wait to see more

" We are the shadow that kills, the hidden death that none suspect":  
   
Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

Right now I'm painting a random assortment of troopers, whoever takes my fancy really. This includes heavy weapons: and therein lies my dilemma. In accordance with the new Codex, what 3 Heavies should I take? I was thinking about mortars for a minute, but realised how stupid that was for a close quarters Guard. I have one missile trooper painted -- for the command squad -- and plan to have either Two Autocannons, or Two Bolters, or a tasty mixture. I'm desgning this army for rapid deployment, my mantra being "Will it fall out of a Valkyrie?" ( See, just gave you a hint). I'm erring towards Heavy Bolters, being the most compact and universal of Imperial Weapons.

Thoughts?

Peace.

sA

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My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

Well well, that's interesting.

After putting away my Paintstation and so the 24th for 3 months, I'm ready again.

Now I come back, armed with 2 more troopers who I've photographed and created backgrounds for.



This is embarassingly the state of my paint station. Yeah, that's the idea. Most of it's junk left over from when I used to run Black Templars aged 13, but the important bits are in the bottom centre, the small green gathering.



Sorry for the blurry pictures But I took these in a great hurry.

From left there's Tell, who was a boring test trooper I did for the paintscheme, as shown by his grimness and crappy stubble. Then there's Haas, named after a favorite character in some obscure WD IG short story which I adored. He's companion'd by Moritz, another of the pointmen.

Let's look at Haas.



The picture is totally gak, but you get the idea.

The only man in the battalion affected by Screaming Sergeant Syndrome (and he isn't even a sergeant), Haas came about as a test for his skin colour. He's a voidborn, he's spent most of his life under the harsh glare of artificial lighting in the hab blocks allocated to the merchants around Verdan. His parents were travellers, and this is the only stable foundation that he's ever had in his life. He's also the youngest in the entire battalion, and so feels the need to cultivate his fledgling stubble as placeholder for age and experience. He is, however, a crack shot. He also has nothing to lose - nothing to save upon Verdan. This makes him impetuous, headstrong, and a terrific soldier under fire. Crunching through the autumnal leaves upon Alsacionne, he has found a sort of home amongst the gnarled soldiers of the Irkutsk 24th.



Moritz is a man born into the Navy, his father and mother worked on the Imperial Cruisers stationed at Verdan, his parents were subordinate to Udetsk, founder of the 24th. He wields a custom Navy carbine - the colouring alone sets it apart. With this he is a crack shot, and an excellent partner as balance to the headstrong and arrogant Haas. They often work together, whether being the only volunteers to clear a bunker, or the pair change the tracks on the Recon Chimera. He's known and been Wronx's friend for almost a decade, having served with him in the Jaeger Korps. However, unlike some of the other soldiers, proud of their Black Ops history, he retains his uniform. Apart from his unorthodox rifle, he has a good mind for tradition and discipline.

Well, that's me for now. Hopefully I'll get some C&C and be able to improve my fledgling painting and modelling skills.

I've got three men PIP, the Heavy, and a potential marksman, and a loader. A few others are done but I'm not happy with them.. and I have a lightly converted Recon Chimera on the way, not painted yet as I can't fathom how I'll do it.

Anyway, peace.

sA

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My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Lancaster

Looking good. They're all very characterful. The bases are a nice touch.

My blog:
http://miniaturemiscellany.wordpress.com/ 
   
Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

Thanks mate

The pictures however are horrible and don't convey their true looks at all. Damn. But anyway hopefully I'll have some more, sharper, better taken ones up tomorow.

Cheers.

sA

My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
Made in gb
Thinking of Joining a Davinite Loge






Bexhill, UK

For loyalists they ain't half bad! They certainly look grizzled and in need of some relief. Colour scheme isn't as gaudy as a lot of Guard players like which is the way I like it

I think I need to steal some tips on how to do faces from you. I think that's the reason all my guys have gasmasks lol!

And I keep seeing Southampton on the newspaper. Is that a Daily Echo and you live somewhat close to me and not underneath me as you would otherwise have me believe??

Armies:
(SM/HH) - Iron Warriors; Emperor's Children; Death Guard; Night Lords; World Eaters, Luna Wolves, Vlka Fenryka
IG - Vestfalian Expeditionary
Force (Solar Auxilia - HH)
SM - Black Templars Sigma Scorpil Crusade
IG - Verda Abyssal 12th Cohort (Stahl's Voiders)
(DE) - Kabal of Ouroboros 
   
Made in gb
Waaagh! Warbiker






The leaves on the bases are a really nice touch. Keep up the good work!
(I'm looking forward to the tanks)
   
Made in us
Rough Rider with Boomstick




New York city

So far so good I like it , Love that your coming up with back rounds for all your troopers I come up with mine as I paint them , gives me something to think about rather than stroke stroke dip ( wow that sounded awful lol ) . Also by doing that it helps come up with little conversion ideas as well .

The Warmonger Club

http://warmongers.ziggyqubert.com/wmbb/index.php  
   
Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

infilTRAITOR wrote:For loyalists they ain't half bad! They certainly look grizzled and in need of some relief. Colour scheme isn't as gaudy as a lot of Guard players like which is the way I like it

I think I need to steal some tips on how to do faces from you. I think that's the reason all my guys have gasmasks lol!

And I keep seeing Southampton on the newspaper. Is that a Daily Echo and you live somewhat close to me and not underneath me as you would otherwise have me believe??


Hah! Yeah, I suddenly realised one evening (slightly drunk, I recommend painting + cider) that they wouldn't have had shaving kits of all things, so I tried to grizzle them up a bit.

Well, usually it's a quick build up of high contrast with the faces. Something buildings heavily on the most pronounced highpoints, it gives quite a dramatic and satisfying effect, and it's quite quick. But these guys are all 110% Homo-sapien, I worry about yours and would recommend doing something not dissimilar to Haas's face -- as in light colour, building up the large areas with a lot of Skull White. It's quite chilling to look at, but evil and merciless and angsty.

Unfortunately not I'm pretty damn sure (if my Tardis is still working) that I'm in London, it's the Sunday Times you're looking at, probably the 'Travel' section, no idea. I just dug it out of the bin. But why anyone goes on holiday to Southampton beats me

@Da GeneruL: Thanks! I appreciate that. The leaves are a crafty trick I found walking home from work one day, they're seeds of a tree I can't even begin to try and remember, and look brill on a base. I liked the contrast between the faded/cold rubble and the existing (or dying?) life of the trees in this bombed out cityscape.

@slann: Cheers mate, it really does help. I know it sounds sad, but if you're stuck on The Underground/train station/bored it helps to make up the story in your head. Maybe that's because I write fiction, maybe it's not, but I can't stand to have just 'grunts', faceless drones, in my army.

sA

My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

Rainy today, so updates as promised due to the fantastic painting weather.

Updated picture of Moritz, thank God. I finally set up a quick quasi-studio for the pictures, so they're a lot better than yesterday.



Now for four new additions to the Irkutsk 24th, Mikelsson, Iglun, Oktober, and Tell. I touched upon Tell briefly, but he was more of a test-piece for the rest of the army.



Klaus Mikelsson is hard as nails. Not just saying that, Wronx swears he's seen that man snap a Lasrifle in two with his bare hands. Apart from the obvious brute strength, he's a master with his favoured bayonet, and is often seen leading the squad into charge. Like Haas, he's a shocktrooper by nature, and displays the duality of the 24th when he fights alongside the slight Pathfinders in battle. Born into a family of bodyguards, he was toned from an early age with semi-illegal Steroids, and so now has bigger muscles and (perhaps) a smaller wit that most of the other men he rubs shoulders with.



Trooper Engel Iglun, apart from the cruel and unfortunate name, is more than just Oktober's loader, he's a man with more cojones than even Mikelsson. Eschewing the lasrifle for a pistol and combat knife, he's an expert at CQC, but was relegated to being the loader for the squad's Anti-tank section because of recklessness under fire. And when you think of ordinary recklessness, and compare it to Iglun's act of charging a Renegade Ogryn with a live grenade in both hands and his pistol between his teeth, perhaps you'll understand.



Oktober, like Haas, is one of the younger members of the squad. However, his skill with a lasrifle is only topped with his skill with the heavy weaponry he's lived around almost all of his life. Envied by a lot of the squad for growing up in an Artillery Warehouse, Oktober knows his place, but sometimes has the sneer of experience that you can only get from firing your first Lascannon aged 6. His blue tactical readout shades are also envied by many, bought by him with credits he received for peddling his Crimson Heart for valour in Sveltaur Docks.



Tell, unlike almost all of the other 24th soldiers, did not grow up in or above Verdan. Instead he was reared (pardon the pun) on an agri-world in the near vicinity. Stumbling onto a ship bound for Verdan as a matter of chance, he was thrust away from the comfortable and comfortably ignorant life on the continent-farm, into the rough and dark docks and struts of Verdan's biggest dockyard. He learned his art the hard way, and is respected for that by Wronx in particular.



This is the squad so far. The heavy weapon I chose was the Missile Launcher, due to its vast manouverability, small size, and versatility. It's also easier to carry into a Valkyrie or a Chimera, rather than lugging about a hefty Lascannon. As a group I'm really impressed with how coherent they are for being painted one by one, something that is scary but rewarding over time.




This is their ride, the Recon Chimera allotted to the battalion. I've modified it in a lot of small ways, if you see what I mean. I didn't want to go overboard, but wanted to make clear that it was a lightweight, fast, and versatile piece of kit. I substituted the Multi-laser for an extended viewfinder and a snubby Autocannon. I've attach the cannon temporarily, but I can remove it, and was thinking of adding a pintlemounted heavy bolter to free up the viewfinder for recon work. Taking a leaf out of infilTRAITOR's excellent book, I've started adding some of the brass hooks for track, and fuel attachments. It's very satisfying and the small touches come together in a fantastic way.

The strange cylinders poking out of the back 2 holes in the transport compartment are my take on smoke launchers, perfect for a quick exit. Also, if this baby is unloading troops into close combat, it would be backwards, no? Therefore I chose to place the launchers at the back, for a more logical cover. I've also added a couple of custom struts to the side of the tank, for riding shotgun, or attaching more gear, something which I hope to do.

I've also got another couple of WIP/PIP shots.



Commander Lok, very very PIP. I haven't done his right arm yet, because I somehow fethed it up first time, so had to redo it. Go figure. Otherwise, he's the CO for this battallion. I hope to sneak into the equation some of the bitz from the new Command Squad, which I will try and spread around to make new and more interesting conversions possible. I like his hat, as well



Trooper Uriel, my second kneeling dude. I haven't thought up any back story for him yet, I'm just showing you this to show you I'm working



I've made a breakthrough with this guy. At the back of the cupboard in my parents' house I found some cocktail sticks. These have somewhat ribbed ends, and cutting them up made fantastic scopes, silencers, etc. That really gave me some fun, along with finding out how to extend the barrels of Lasrifles using those racks of spikes found in the Chaos Vehicle Accessory sprue. So, I'm thinking about a squad of Marksmen/Pathfinders. Interesting, I'll get back to you on that, I'm already concepting thoughts of camouflage, alternate uniforms, a lot of stuff to make them stand out from the crowd. They're also a heavy juxtaposition from the normal 'shock troops' ideals of the rest of the army.

Peace, as ever c&c please!

As ever, stay safe.

sA


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My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





smiling Assassin wrote:



I love the pose on this guy fantastic. The colour scheme you chose for these is really nice. It's very gritty and realisitic. Looking at these is like looking at real soldiers!

I'm also liking what your doing with the armour so far.

Will it be the same greens as the troops?

   
Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

Gundam-Mecha wrote:I love the pose on this guy fantastic. The colour scheme you chose for these is really nice. It's very gritty and realisitic. Looking at these is like looking at real soldiers!

I'm also liking what your doing with the armour so far.

Will it be the same greens as the troops?


Cheers mate, thanks for the input

I wanted to stray from the ordinary gaudy and somewhat romantic depictions of the Guardsmen, and wanted to lead on a different and most definately more realistic note. Grit is something that I'm aiming for, so that means a lot

I'm really really not sure what will become of the armour. I'm petrified of the great... open... expanses..., and haven't yet thought up a scheme. However, I don't think I'll be going in exactly the same route with the greens (I have 3 different ones working on the troops, armour, fatigue, and straps/gloves), maybe looking at a Berlin Brigade camouflage, or a less 'out there' spiky DPM.

Although I won't be arguing with you over tanks

Because I feel like I'm on a bit of a roll, I've made a simple tutorial to sum up the majority of the model, and how it gets its somewhat grimdark looks.

Step 1



I basecoated this model carefully in Chaos Black, using a brush, eschewing a spray can for convenience.

Then I slathered on a layer of thick Vallejo Extra Dark Green. If it looks too thick, don't fuss: Vallejo paints dry with a nice, close-clinging finish.

Step 2



Then I carefully add a layer of Vallejo German Feldgrau (Field Grey to all you Deustchophobes) to the armour and helmet. This can miss all of the lining in, don't worry. The wash will make everything look very thought out, it's really a great cheating method.

Step 3



Ok, this can be a bit daunting, but as I've said, don't fret.

I made up a thick wash of Chaos Black. This will completely transform the Feldgrau, and add instant shading everywhere.

Leave this to dry for about 15 - 20 minutes. It 'soaks in', and looks a lot better than it does when first applied.

Step 4



I know, I know, the sun went behind a cloud and the light's changed. Hoo hah.

This is the touch up phase. As I've said, I wouldn't cover the detailing in this, just the main 2 areas of the model.

I mixed up a small amount of Feldgrau + Skull White. I used this very sparingly on some of the edges of the armour. This immediately adds a bit of contrast.

Then I whipped out my crusty old Chainmail, and added a few chips, here and there. This shouldn't be a big deal, just subtle and effective. I also added some on the lines of greatest impact, the horizontal edges of the armour plating.

So that's your main job done!

sA

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My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
Made in nl
Yellin' Yoof




wow this is absolutely awesome stuff man, and i have to love you put up a tutorial


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"Oktober, like Haas, is one of the younger members of the squad. However, his skill with a lasrifle is only topped with his skill with the heavy weaponry he's lived around almost all of his life. Envied by a lot of the squad for growing up in an Artillery Warehouse, Oktober knows his place, but sometimes has the sneer of experience that you can only get from firing your first Lascannon aged 6. His blue tactical readout shades are also envied by many, bought by him with credits he received for peddling his Crimson Heart for valour in Sveltaur Docks" this is simply an amazing piece of fluff love how it ties in with you opening quote, love it

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95% of teens would go into a panic attack if the jonas brothers were about to jump off the empire state building copy and paste this if you are the 5% who would pull up a lawn chair grab some popcorn and yell JUMP BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hoe gaat het allemaal ????  
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

Lord_Lockhart wrote:wow this is absolutely awesome stuff man, and i have to love you put up a tutorial... this is simply an amazing piece of fluff love how it ties in with you opening quote, love it


Thanks for the love man that's really encouraging!

Ok, I made a quick bit of progress with Mr. Tutorial that I laid down last night.

For some unknown reason I was looking at pictures of British soldiers in Afghanistan in the paper, and I wanted to make something a bit kind of maybe sort of like that. Well, my drunk self did.



It's not meant to actually be one, but I liked the idea of a scarf/neck covering. It looks good, if a bit fluffy, but I can hopefully clear that up.




With the gun is how you'd see it when I have finished the model, and how I sculpted ( ) it in place. That's not finished, but I made progress with the soldier's face and goggles, both of which turned out very very pleasingly.

Anyway, I'm picking up the Cadian Command Squad today, and so should be in line for a bunch more new, exciting, etc. things that I can do with the bitz from that fantastic kit.

Peace.

sA


My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
Made in fi
Longtime Dakkanaut






Now this is how the guard should look! Very very characterful and gothic look.

I think with the basing - love the first trooper's BTW! - I'd use much more of those leaves if you're going to, and in clumps, collected where the wind would push them. I always find a snigle leaf or two silly and decorative and not really how fallen foliage looks when it comes down.



“Of the fabulous hydra it is said, cut off one head and two will grow in its place”

- antique proverb

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

Thanks a bunch Migs

I'll go with that advice, I was just checking the pathway outside, where I found the little leaves, definately add some more onto the bases. I didn't want to obscure the actual bases too much though, but it's actually just grey stone: boring.

I think I might add some alternate ground covering, such as ripped posters/perhaps a book or two (?) ripped out etc. just to add some more life. It's quite a sombre image I had in mind, the autumn leaves dodging through the ruins of this bombed city.

But anyway, thanks for the help

sA

My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






These guys are looking great, very characterful.
It's a nice change to see really gritty down to earth Ig and not the poncy new clean look.

I'd love to know how you did the stibble on their faces it looks great !

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





I'd say go for the Berlin Brigade look. If you wore it down and weathered it to make it darker and more grubby it would suit the troopers really well.

Heres an example of something similar that was done on a sci Fi tank, this one is a Pig Iron Resin APC



Actually the Berlin scheme is a lot easier to paint than it looks and just requires careful use of masking tape and a decent airbrush, even the citadel spray gun would work to be honest if you didnt want to splash out on a full airbrush rig.

Just basecoat the tank with the darkest shade, mask off the areas you want to keep dark, spray it a lighter shade, then remove the masking tape and you have your basic camo.

Heres an example of the effect on my Thunderbolt



You could also paint it by hand if you wanted, but using a masking tape will give you really crsip and sharp lines and edges.

Also this is a great tutorial you put up! Thanks for sharing!

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

@Wolf: Thanks a lot mate I'm personally Cadian 8ths' biggest hate-mailer, I just hate hate hate how everything's so pristine when they're meant to be fighting a war! Is there some sort of mobile Laundry Corps, Adeptus Laundromat, following them around? I doubt so highly. I might actually do a smiling Assassin-Pattern faces tutorial, I've been getting some minor love for this online and offline. The stubble can completely transform a face, and isn't as simple as just adding grey. Would you guys like a tutorial on faces?

@Gundam: Jeez mate, thanks a lot! I'm considering picking up an airbrush from GW, cheap and cheerful. I originally thought that it would be about £70 quid so the surprise that I can be spraying tomorow for less than £25 is a pleasant surprise. I think Berlin Brigade is actually one of the most attractive camouflages, and apart from the grittiness that's becoming fast my trademark, I'm a sucker for aesthetics Your Thunderbolt is a beautiful piece of work, but I'll be going for the 3 (?) shades of the Berlin Brigade. Those I'll have to identify exactly, but that's a job for yet another rainy day.

/prays for rain.

In other news I picked up the Cadian Command Squad today, and I'm unpleasantly surprised. The helmetted heads are tiny, although maybe a bit more realistic they look like kids, and I'm not running some Zairean Diamond Operation, I need men. I also detest the moulded on iconography, both on the shoulder pads, and ridiculously on the helmets, and even on the Vox. This pisses me off bigtime. Oh well, it just means my files will see a good outing

Anyway, more updates tomorow hopefully. Peace, love, and stay safe in the meantime.

sA

My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
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Thinking of Joining a Davinite Loge






Bexhill, UK

Sorry buddy, been meaning to reply to this for a while. Been putting poo into a fire and riding lawnmowers so it's been a bit tough

smiling Assassin wrote:
Hah! Yeah, I suddenly realised one evening (slightly drunk, I recommend painting + cider) that they wouldn't have had shaving kits of all things, so I tried to grizzle them up a bit.

Well, usually it's a quick build up of high contrast with the faces. Something buildings heavily on the most pronounced highpoints, it gives quite a dramatic and satisfying effect, and it's quite quick. But these guys are all 110% Homo-sapien, I worry about yours and would recommend doing something not dissimilar to Haas's face -- as in light colour, building up the large areas with a lot of Skull White. It's quite chilling to look at, but evil and merciless and angsty.

Unfortunately not I'm pretty damn sure (if my Tardis is still working) that I'm in London, it's the Sunday Times you're looking at, probably the 'Travel' section, no idea. I just dug it out of the bin. But why anyone goes on holiday to Southampton beats me


I've always been very worried about using skull white on faces, I always seem to balls it up something proper. I will give it a go and then burn the result if it makes me cry!

Ah, too bad. Southampton is about 35miles away from me so that means you're safe from having me stalk you. I ran into Bubber at GW Pompey so he's now on my stalking list

smiling Assassin wrote:Taking a leaf out of infilTRAITOR's excellent book, I've started adding some of the brass hooks for track, and fuel attachments. It's very satisfying and the small touches come together in a fantastic way.


I have a book? That explains all the cheques I keep recieving but not sure how I helped you on this one

Your Chimera is looking pretty damned good and I'm loving all the subtle things you've done to it. The optics and autocannon work well and I cannot wait to see this badboy painted.



Now this guy looks the tits. The weathering on the 'schrek is subtle and adds atmosphere to the character. Is that some of the glowy light technique I see being used on there. I know it has a name, the technique, but it sounds like a medical disorder.



The metalwork on his laspistol is really quite good. Nicely highlighted as well. I hate it when people highlight too much. And the gloves work well, also.



That's a great base, what did you use for the concrete? The decal ruins it as it looks too shiney but the vert-grip makes up for it

And I just knew you had to be using Vallejo paints. These are too nice to be using GW stuff.

Also, the shemagh works nicely on that trooper. If you keep it that colour, it will add a nice contrast to the rest of the model.

Armies:
(SM/HH) - Iron Warriors; Emperor's Children; Death Guard; Night Lords; World Eaters, Luna Wolves, Vlka Fenryka
IG - Vestfalian Expeditionary
Force (Solar Auxilia - HH)
SM - Black Templars Sigma Scorpil Crusade
IG - Verda Abyssal 12th Cohort (Stahl's Voiders)
(DE) - Kabal of Ouroboros 
   
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Centerville MA

Looks great, i really like the leaves(which you covered) and the fluff youve written is great, but if you do each guy in the army, thats alot of writing! do you record the names on the bottom of the base or are you just going to remeber all your sons?

   
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Bexhill, UK

Oh yeah, forgot to say go with the Berlin Brigade camo for the vehicles. I had the luxury of seeing a few of these vehicles back in the early 90's and they looked stunning!

Armies:
(SM/HH) - Iron Warriors; Emperor's Children; Death Guard; Night Lords; World Eaters, Luna Wolves, Vlka Fenryka
IG - Vestfalian Expeditionary
Force (Solar Auxilia - HH)
SM - Black Templars Sigma Scorpil Crusade
IG - Verda Abyssal 12th Cohort (Stahl's Voiders)
(DE) - Kabal of Ouroboros 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

infilTRAITOR, thanks for all that Much appreciated mate. You are a crazy arsehole, in a good way. If you feth up a face, Fairy Power Spray is your best mate. Just shove the offending model in for about an hour, then scrub very hard.

If that's not you who had the Masterclass and had the bits of Brass and stuff, I'm mighty embarassed. Whatever I saw your book in Waterstones you loon Thanks for all the kind words dude We do projects at the same time, we can bounce off ideas. I think we're on the same wavelength.

Yes, the medical disorder is OSL -- Object Source Lighting. It could be Oral Skin Lesion, Oral Sex Lampoon, Orange Shag Llama. Or anything else. Whatever it is, it's not that hard and reccomend you try it when you're finish shovelling gak.Concrete = Polyfiller. I made a tray of it and smashed it up. It's pretty handy to have lying around, I've been doing almost all of the bases with some of this, plus a bit of grizzled paperclip for the reinforced concrete look. Oh, and I did a rouch check on the shemagh, nothing fancy. I think it needed that to break it up.

@fire4effekt: Cheers mate I'm a hobby writer, that's what I do. Oh, and I remember my sons very well

sA


My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
Made in nl
Yellin' Yoof




i just cant get over these guys they look so....real and gritty and like ig should, not all colorful or stupid sh*t like that. These guys are awesome and the fluff is just as good(if not better).

95% of teens would go into a panic attack if the jonas brothers were about to jump off the empire state building copy and paste this if you are the 5% who would pull up a lawn chair grab some popcorn and yell JUMP BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hoe gaat het allemaal ????  
   
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Between Time and Space

The skin and stubble is outstanding. They may be loyalists, but I like 'em anyway

Gritty and just real good IG feel about them all. Nice work all around.

 
   
 
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