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Kamloops, B.C.

Heyoh. So I guess I should do a painting blog of some sort, seeing how that's what everyone else is doing. And it's always best to copy other people. Clearly that's the way to do it.

So I guess this blog will be for my Guardsmen. Marines can bloody well wait their turn. I paint for the tabletop, so if you're looking for display minis that have many hours poured into detailing for each mini alone, this is the wrong blog. There're details, but only enough to make them satisfying to the eyes. When you're planning to go Apoc with them, painting Guardsmen to a display piece standard can be a painful experience. I don't like painful experiences... Unless it's alcohol and video camera induced pain. Then it's Fething hilarious.

Anyway, that's more than enough steady text without any pictures, so here're the fighting men of the Ariminium 51st Regiment.



The army at it's current stage. I haven't figured out total points yet... Should probably do that...


My Colonel. Sculpted the field cap with my Xacto Knife, which was a nightmare. I didn't like it at first, but it's grown on me. Of course the Cadian Command sprue came out a few months later and it has a field cap head. That made me angry. Very angry.



My Lieutenant. Greenstuffed the Beret, Sash, and gun strap. The Beret is the only part (IMHO) that came out close to the way I had hoped. Even then I wish I would've straightened out the side of it on the left. It looks better in hand than on screen. Maybe I'll snap another shot after work today (Yes I'm slacking off right now. It's a Saturday, bite me ) And again, just like with the cap, the Catachan Beret head filled bitz order sites the day the Catachan Command Sprue was released



My favorite Commissar out of the two. Just sheerly for the "I stand in incoming fire and shoot at you!" pose.



My custom Officer of the Fleet. Because I try to avoid buying pewter at all costs on account of the immesuable burning hatred I hold for it... Plus, I had to do SOMETHING with the leftovers from the Command Sprue.


And one of a few of my common soldiers. I'll post more pictures when I finish my WIP Chimera, Armaggeddon Sentinel, and Platoon of Guardsmen.

Speaking of WIPs...


This is my Recce team Sergeant. I asked in my gallery for suggestions on cool tips but people seem to not realize you can comment on an image and I haven't had any ideas posted on him there. The whole team will be done up with the pewter bits and any other stuff I add. If you've got any ideas for heads I should swap out, kit I could add, GSing I could do (bear in mind, I have no modelling tools other than my knife and the hardware stores here never freaking stock any ) I've looked at the Pig Iron heads but everybody uses those. I'm hoping for some good sci-fi headswaps from another line. Links and pics appreciated!

Thanks for looking through. I'll be adding more photos as time goes on... And if my damned Satan cat can stop climbing onto my shelves and table and getting hair on my minis

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I like them, for table top standard,shame tha I promised myself that I would paint everything amazingly.

Anywho I hope you will base these, ( I havn't based a model in ages aswell) thats will make them better, and better quality for the table

For the seargent, Try an officers, hat or something of the sort, instead of the cadian helm, that may really make him look awesome !
And then keep the standard adian heads for the standard infantry.
Should look really nice.


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Kamloops, B.C.

I was thinking of bitz ordering the Cadian head with the eyepatch/single visor and painting it up to look sort of like the cross-comm from Ghost Recon. I did this on my Metlagunner that I convreted from a Flamethrower and it fit well, though I think it'd look better in Ice Blue than in Green like I did it.

I also thought about using the Beret from the Catachan Sprue, because I might be ordering one to replace my current LT's Beret

And yea I ran out of basing rock and the train shop I got it from is now shut down :( I'm not sure I like the rock basing anyway, so I'm thinking about what else I could do.

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Sounds good al lthe way, I hate it when model shops close near you D:

   
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Kamloops, B.C.

I know, I know, I haven't updated in a while. Work keeps me too busy and tired to paint. Good news however: I did get to finishing my second Chimera though, and I have an Armaggeddon Pattern Sentinal, a Lascannon team and a Drop Pod built (On a sad note, as the Drop Pod was a gift from my family while they were in Edmonton, it had to sit in the trunk on the way back and the Trusses got warped pretty bad so it didn't all fit right :() I also have a Land Raider that needs assembling, and one of the old platoon size boxes of Guardsmen to put together, so expect a lot of WIP updates (Mods, on that note perhaps this should be in the P&M Blogs section instead?)

I also picked up some Devlan Mud WOWsh -"It brings your minis to LIFE!" (Sorry, had to quote Luna's poster. ShamWOW guy rules )

Hmm... And this weekend is payday. I think I may go on a scavenger hunt to some local hardware stores and start a random impulsive terrain project... Mmm... Yes, quite...

Anyway, be sure to check back. I think I might finish up my Space Marine Company soon. Guardsmen are getting a bit dull...

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Kamloops, B.C.

Alright, so I've managed to snap a few shots today now that my Basement is cleaned up some and I can actually get to my table now. I've been throwing Devlan Mud on my Guardsmen but I'm not quite finished yet. I'll post a few that I've done though. I'll also toss in some WIP shots of what I've assembled so far. I'll likely be building a Veteran squad next for my Guard, because I don't really feel like working on the Land Raider that I got with the Drop Pod, and I want to work with my new sculpting tools some more

Alright, so post-washing shots as follows:

Tank Commander for my Chimera Formation. I use him in games involving the "Disembark Crew" Houserule (Tank Crews can abandon their vehicles if they become immobilized or all weapons are destroyed). The guy behind him is a crewman with a welding torch (Counts as CCW)



And his trusted Chimera



I like this guy, so he got a wash. I think he's the only regular trooper to have one thusfar too. He's also the only blonde Guardsman in my army at this point



My more badass of the two Commissars post-wash. Both of them got one, but my batteries ran out :(



Kasrkin Sergeant after a wash. I'm really loving the shadows around his eyes. That area came out really well IMHO



Officer of the Fleet. This guy's face washed over really well. I'm very satisfied with the shading on this one.



Last but not least, my Lieutenant. Unfortunately, the shading didn't quite come out as strong as I'd hoped for him. He may need a little more IMO. What does DakkaDakka say?



--WIPS--

Firstup is a Lascannon Team I'm working on. Chopped up a Vox Set to make it look like one of them is carrying a mobile Las-Cell charger. Still needs a bit of cuttings and filing but it's roughly where I want it to be. No ideas for the base yet. Suggestions are open.



My 50% painted Regimental Standard Bearer. Nothing too special here. Might give him a Stogie to puff on while he's waving the flag around



Sentinel WIP. Can kinda see from the shot how I angled him at a bit of a tilt, like he's firing over the edge of a ruined wall or a big rock. Thinking of one of the two for his base. Probably the ruined building corner.



And lastly my Drop Pod WIP. I guess the support trusses got warped thanks to the box sitting in the hot trunk on the way back from Edmonton. Unfortunately none of the the local FLGS sell enough of them for me to exchange it, so I got stuck with the thing. It wasn't as badly warped as I first thought, but only one of the doors closes completely and I did have to add some GS to the bottom of one of the Trusses to get it to fit right.



That's all for now. Like I said, probably going to work on a Veteran Squad next. Gives me a chance to play with my Greenstuff. So next update will be... well... I'm not sure (I'm a bit of a slow updater... stupid living expenses requiring a job )

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Interesting very interesting.

They dont call me Garybrandy for nothing!


how is it off topic? we hardly know what the topic even is!

 
   
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Kamloops, B.C.

Well, I'm stuck at work, the phones aren't ringing, so I'm devoid of things to do and my driver isn't back with my lunch... I'll post a few shots of the giant hilltop "Made for Apoc" gun emplacement that I'm working on in hopes of milking a few more comments from the otherwise silent community. :(

Scale shot


Front shot


Overhead shot

Also: Mmmm, popsicles... Or... Mini Frandises if you're French... Whatever

Cheers!

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What is the guy with the beret doing with his hand?

   
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Kamloops, B.C.

He's beckoning his men onward heroically, because charging into gunfire with hundreds of men behind you is super heroic and really effin' GRIMDARK!

The missing fingertips were a result of a 5-way meatgrinder and way too much beer Fluffwise, he got em blown off by an autogun or lasgun or some'tin

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Kamloops, B.C.

Come on, there's no way this can have 504 views and only 10 posts. Leave a comment! It's nice to hear from the community.

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Long time stalker of this thread. First time poster. Really like the models (and one REALLY big gun)

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Kamloops, B.C.

It's slow at work so I'mma write a short story for it (Gun Emplacement)

It was an odd sensation when the Terminus Line fired one of it's cannons. He never did get used to it. Then again, judging by the way everyone else ducked and fell silent when they heard the thunderous roar of the massive guns, he wasn't the only one. The rumbling tremor of the shot, following shortly thereafter, passed through their trenches violently. Even though the Gunline was just over one hundred Kilometers away, It sent out a shock that rattled boards loose, tripped men up, and collapsed weakened walls. Shouts and cries rang out as troopers were partially buried under small mudslides. Damien helped pull the trooper next to him out of the thick jungle sludge that swamped and congealed in the bottom of their section of earthwork. He wiped something warm from the side of his face, and realized that his ears were bleeding.

Then the flash. Emperor's blood, was it ever bright. The shells hit with a fury unimaginable by all but those who bore witness to their terrifying power. The sight was magnificent and sinister in equal measure - for it revealed something that the dim light of the late evening sky did not. Stalking towards them through the underbrush and gnarled swamp trees were hundreds - thousands even - of Cultists and heretical soldiers. Every few hundred feet or so stood the towering figure of a traitor Astartes, their enhanced optics disabled to hide the glow of the visors on their helmets.

"CONTACT! CONTACT! BLOODY CONTACT! Screamed a spotter down the line, despite the fact that most of the men had already seen the approaching doom.

"Firing Stations! Get on those emplacements double quick time! Fix Bayonets and get up to the damn line!" Bellowed Lieutenant Gravicus.

Heeding the Lieutenant's call, Damien slid his Bayonet out from it's sheath and clipped it into place below his barrel. Levelling his Lasgun on the mess of Sandbags and Debris before him, Damien sighted his weapon and, picking out a visible shape in the darkness, added the sharp crack of his shots to the symphony of gunfire that now dominated the ambience of the night. Yet even through the fierce exchange, they all still heard the terrible roar as the mighty cannons fired another barrage.

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Where are those shoulders from? The ones the recon sarge is wearing?
   
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It's all immense. That gun is just, well the only word I can think of is 'wow'.

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Nice work! The washes look like they turned out really well on the faces (except the OOTF), and the painting is really clean.

The conversions are excellent as well. Love the customised officer with the beret.

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Kamloops, B.C.

RedSarge wrote:Where are those shoulders from? The ones the recon sarge is wearing?


Abherrant Games CSO Peacekeepers. The minis themselves work well as Elysians if you cut off the gas mask chambers

EDIT: What don't you like about the OotF Cheese? Just the dark colours? Might be the lighting. The lamp I used for the shots was coloured red with a sharpie by one of my drunk fethwad buddies

I'm not sure why I haven't changed the bulb yet... Then again it's still a good bulb...

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I really like how the common soldiers came out...the grey camo looks clean and efficient.

And I REALLY dig the color scheme of the Chimera! It looks like the road cases for my synths.

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Hm, I'm gonna have to use the tank commander bits to make a regimental adviser like you did... props.

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Just one small question.... Are the sentinel's feet on backwards?

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Kamloops, B.C.

No They're on the right way. At least I think... Man I wish I wouldn't drink and P&M my stuff at the same time

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metallifan wrote:No They're on the right way. At least I think... Man I wish I wouldn't drink and P&M my stuff at the same time


They are backwards :x hope you didnt glue them down yet xD

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No Luna, the legs aren't backwards. The top knees are meant to go fowards, I've got the IG codex with pictures of them right here.

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Lol, I've got bloody eagle eyes! Knew it. But other than that, I really love your work. And woot to the CAF, did my BMQ at CFLRS St.Jean, got myself severely injured in battle school, and got put on that crap where they had me working at the CFRC in my hometown, and then medically released.

@Cheese. Just the feet, the long toe is meant to be forward.

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Kamloops, B.C.

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metallifan wrote:No They're on the right way. At least I think... Man I wish I wouldn't drink and P&M my stuff at the same time


They are backwards :x hope you didnt glue them down yet xD


I never glue the legs to the feet until it's all painted. I'll just have to flip him around the other way

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Kamloops, B.C.

Alright, more pics coming tomorrow, sorry for the wait. Did some work on a couple of the guys from the Recce/Specialist team so I'll throw those up.

Also, it was my birthday today. So... Happy birthday me

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Alright, so as promised, here're some shots of the GS done to the two current members of the Recce team. Still a lot of cleanup and touchup to do on these guys, but I'll probably have at least one finished by this weekend.

Firstup, the Sergeant. The strips on his helmet house the power supply for his tactical HUD (Think of the Cross-Com in GRAW). Each member will have one when the work is finished.


And some GS work on "Breacher", my doorbuster unit. Got his extra plating done, but still need attach his arm. He'll either be holding an Adamantium Riot Shield and carrying a breaching tool on his back, or holding the ram and carrying the shield. Which should I go for?




That's it for now. I'll post more this weekend when I get to work more on it. I was just to drunk last weekend. Just... Just too drunk.

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I'd go with the Riot Shield personally. And for what it is worth from me. Both those models look absolutely fantastic!

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Thanks Still got 3 more to customize so any suggestions for them are welcome Good to see at least one person is following this thread (Hint, Dakka! Shutup and talk more!)

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