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Squishy Oil Squig


Been out of warhammer for the last few years and for some reason it has drawn me back in. Me and a mate have decided to work simultaneously on a new army. (tuvnop here on Dakka) We have been pissing around for a while trying to decide what we want to do. It was also important we choose the same thing, so hopefully by the end we can have a combined c. 3000pt army.

As side pursuits we have been working on Orks, Tyranids, Marines but we both (luckily) settled on Guard. In the past i had (and still have) a Space Marine army based on a chapter me and my bro made called the Swooping Falcons (a second founding of the Ultramarines). So this time round i certainly did not want to paint any more marines...

As of today i have one 10 man squad and a basilisk complete. Usually i buy models on what i like the look of and what i can see myself painting. So as this army evolves it may not necessarily be the most... tactically oriented army. Like i said. Just what i like the look of. As we complete units i will add them into the thread.

So anyway, like the title says the army is a desert themed Imperial guard army. For my part of the army i am going to be using Catachans as the main troop choice. (purely because i like the look of them over the cadians) I did a little bit of a search to find examples of desert catachans and could not find many examples of it so i thought i would give it a go. So the my portion will largely be Mech. with a few platoons thrown in. We are aiming for a semi modern day looking army with the colour schemes and unit selections. (No ratlings, Ogryns etc) I know this is a very restricting approach but what ya gunna do.

With the painting, i know it isn't anything amazing so i think i would prefer criticism on the scheme and colour selection rather than the actual skill... Basically the look i'm going for is a kind of dusty... desert... look. No bright colours, dulled down weapons and insignia. Basically catachan style. But desert...

I will add more photos as the army progresses, At the moment i have a Demolisher (Punisher) 3 heavy weapon teams, 20 more catachans, a command squad as well as a sentinel on the way. (yeah... the catachan battleforce...)

But for now, this is what i have done. (although the basilisk is not 100% done yet)

(Sorry about camera work if it turns out dodgy, its my first day?...)

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Oozing Spawning Vat

Sydney, Australia

Hey looks like its coming along nicely. Love the weathering on the basilisk. You've inspired me to get some pics of my cadians up asap (hopefully tomorrow). I'll let you know
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Implacable Black Templar Initiate


The binoculars on top of the stubber....genius! i may be stealing that......

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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine

Dayton OH

I use Catachans to fill in in my Tallarn army. They look really good with desert camo.

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Guardsman with Flashlight

I also have a desert themed IG army but with cadians painted in digi cammis like marines, never thought to use catachans thanks for the idea, and the heavy stubber looks amazing i will have to do that. Great job keep posting photos

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge

Boston, MA

Your painting is really nice - I like it! However, some of the skin on your infantry looks... waxy. Do you shake your washes before using them? That will help a lot with that issue.

Also, if you want to expand this army further (which I'm assuming you do) you might want to look into the Tallarn models. They'd paint up nicely in your scheme, and they have the advantage of Rough Riders that don't look like Attila the Hun's B-team.

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