Switch Theme:

Imperial Guard log, Alcari+Hellainian+Kursk+Bethesdans+Arbites+Inquisition+Ogryns updated 05/04/19  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
Author Message

Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

I started on my imperial guard army about 3 years ago but after a while real life and other projects kindve took over a bit, i am hoping that this log might help to keep me motivated. I will be doing The 121st Alcari as my main force with any funky stuff going to a regiment or 3 from Hellainus Novus.
heres where we stand at the moment
4 Leman Russ tanks, 1 with forgeworld vanquisher turret
1 basilisk
6 chimeras, 1 with forgeworld autocannon turret

they are all glued together and awaiting stowage/battle damage

test poses for sentinels, all options magnetised

squished nob for 3rd sentinels base

these two are captains from the Alcari, the one with the cane is a heavy weapons captain

possible commissar bits + magnets allows for yarrick counts as

marbo counts as, unsure on scope?


pask counts as, possibly for vanquisher

test model for Hellainus Novus rough riders

thanks to whoever did this first but i really cant remember. if you read this pm me as i would love help with the chasis

the females and rough rider mounts were from the phoenix project if anyone doesnt remember.

magnetised a chimedon/hellhound/chimerax, chimerax turret build is obviously still wip

am currently after opinions on this as a possible power maul, does it look ok or does it need a cabled power feed similar to the captains powerfists?

now please help get this army finished (or even just ready to paint!)

Automatically Appended Next Post:
mods, meant to put this in the blog section please move when you get a chance cheers

This message was edited 61 times. Last update was at 2019/04/05 16:00:10

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

With my wife and daughter off to cbeebies live today I managed to grab a bit of hobby time
Somebody on the bolter and chainsword suggested I try an anvil industries scope on snake so I ordered a set, if I don’t use them they will go to marksmen in squads. Great service, got them the next day, just tried one and am still unsure

What do people think? Marine scope, anvil scope or no scope?

Also ordered some plasticard tubing to try sorting out the heavy mortar barrel. Whilst playing about with it I found out that a tank wheel fits exactly as well so out of the options below which looks the best? I prefer the biggest one but think it might be a bit big compared to a regular heavy mortar?

Got some guardsmen and women ready for spraying, quick coat of grey before the rain came, some of them have been converted a little bit, am not a fan of 5 or 6 poses throughout a 100+ model list, its going to mean a lot of work but hopefully it will be worth it

This was all done with a few minutes to spare so I started on my tech priest and retinue, a bit of chopping later and 2 plasma cannon servitors half done.

Any and all opinions welcome

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2013/04/11 18:47:54

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

painting has started on the guardsmen but my camera batteries have died, while paint is drying have been fiddling with my anvil industries fully posable bionic arms and legs for my straken counts as, am struggling with the sheer number of possible poses and so i ask for help from the internet, what is the coolest most badass pistol and sword pose you have ever seen? pics,links or general descriptions are all welcome

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

for straken i am going for the "walking forward determinedly" pose of the marine on the front of the Calth horus heresy book, swapping the shorter sword for the pistol. what i am after now is which head do you think works best with that? am thinking the head on the left at the moment and am hoping to build him tomorrow (finally!)

anybody think i should use one of the other 2 heads and why?

Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept

The head on the left is the nicest sculpt I would say.

I love that rough rider - how did you make it?

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

the rough rider was made as part of the phoenix forum community projects, had a load of them sitting in a box for years, now i am trying to concentrate on guard they will hopefully get some attention. one day......
i am def leaning towards the one on the left, i just wanted to know if anybody could change my mind before i put knife to resin and cant go back

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

doh!i didnt mean the calth book, the cover of Censure will show you what i am aiming for.
heres as far as i got on straken

i got distracted painting my first load of grunts. hte how pictures can wash out your models and pick out the errors, altough for3 years no painting they dont look to bad?

for fun this model represents my brother in law (horuswaspretty on the forums) not a fantasticlikeness but i will do

both of the ladies needed some boob removing simply due to the poses i wanted, not too bothered about the extra effort as they both look good imo?

i realise i should have drilled out the grenade launcher, will do it asap

although theres 10 regulars they wont all be from the same squad, i am aiming for themed squads, these 2 will be in the bayonet charge squad

these 2 stand and shoot squad

squad leader, are his chevrons too bright?

2 captains

also sorted the piping for th eplasma cannon servitors

bases will hopefully follow soon, still working them out.

Made in gb
Dakka Veteran

Folkestone, UK

So much cool stuff on here it would take forever to comment on it all. But I have to say that I love the crushed nob and the rough rider especially.

Made in nz
Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran

Wellington, NZ

Subbed! This blog is looking fine!

___________________ Check out my Ultramarines P&M Blog!___________________

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

cheers for commenting


with gothicomp models finished with and voting in progress (doing miserably, i entered purely on the understanding there would be maybe 1 other entry and i would have a chance of winning something by default ) i managed to get back to the guard, was going through the modelling process like lightning but found out i have run out of spray for the undercoating so pics are of bare plastic wips i am afraid

pics of straken counts as, didn’t really manage the level of awesome I had hoped for but he will do

i have magnetised his foot so he can swap bases and trophy kills dependent on who i am playing against, only the carnifex head modelled so far.

also lets him wall walk

also got marbo counts as undercoated, these pics show i finally went for a reflex scope, have added a demo charge and straps for the back pack

started on another batch of grunts, had the idea of a "walking wounded" type squad

chest wound

arm wound

sore arm

sorer arm

really sore arm

head/ear burn

got a bit annoyed as i couldnt find my tub conataining bits for the wounded serg and hwt so started on some healthier guys

power axe serg

this is the start of a replacement missile launcher. going for the M202 flash look, i know IRL it isnt an acceptable replacement but hey it looks cool obviously needs detailing but what do people think about the general shape/size of it?

his anxious team mate

anxiety inducer

Made in gb
Insect-Infested Nurgle Chaos Lord

Radu Lykan wrote:

pics of straken counts as, didn’t really manage the level of awesome I had hoped for but he will do

He looks pretty badass to me. Reminds me of the old metal "bounty hunter" bits you could buy from GW.

Awesome conversions throughout. Will be lurking.

Made in us
Legendary Master of the Chapter

Subbed indeed. what did you use for snake?

 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant

Uk Preston

Some really cool stuff, snake is from the jungle swarm. I’m liking that rocket launcher conversion, stick and Aquila of her tank a chimera kit down the side and its will be very imperial.

Dead ork is pretty well done too, shh don’t tell the boyz.
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut


Great conversions, particularly like the wounded folks. Never seen someone do an arm splint like that before, it looks really good! You've got some really original poses going on and some great sculpting too. Kudos all round!

Love the new missile launcher - the size is perfect, I feel. Though his mate's a bit of a bastard for just pointing at the striking snake instead of actually doing something about it

Dregs and strays - A post-apocalyptic character blog. Updated on occasion!  
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

Thanks for the replies, especially pleased people like the missile launcher, will try to crack on with it soon, once one is complete I will start churning them out.
Posted this in the badass comp but forgot to post it here, a wip of straken counts as

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

whilst painting straken the other day i realised i was going to need some new varnish so i set straken to one side and picked up snake plisken/marbo. heres a couple of pip pics of where he is at currently

glad i took the pics as it highlights any flaws, think i will try to take pip shots a bit more often.

Made in us
Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!

Conroe, TX

Very creative stuff, hope to see more soon.

The pen is mightier then the sword, but you must keep a sword handy for when the pen runs out of ink.
Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Wow, some really nice stuff

Made in be
Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM

In the Wasteland

Nice, I like your infantry conversions!

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

Fattimus_maximus - Zambro- Scrazza - cheers, nice to see somepeople think its worth converting 5/6 point models

grabbed a few seconds to do some work on straken, this will be my first ever attempt at osl so am probably going to be asking questions at every stage, what i am after here is advice on the size/area of glow, want input here as i dont want to go through in a blur and think he is finished only to have some one point out any flaws like why is/isnt there light in a specific spot when obviously there should/shouldnt be
any way, heres as far as i got, should i extend the glow further towards the front of his left shin? should there be any glow on the right foot/shin?
more than one pic for angles

any help greatly appreciated

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

a few minutes free meant some more work on strakens plasma pistol and its lighting effects

how does it look so far? should i lighten the glow on the leg? should i take the purple on the gun all the way up to white? have i highlighted it in the right/wrong places?
any help is much appreciated

Made in be
Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM

In the Wasteland

It looks nice. I think you should lighten the glow up to nearly white, and the glow on the leg to the same level as how the gun looks now.

Hope this helps.

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

am waiting til his base is sorted before doing more to the glow as i will probably need to put the glow on his base as well, will see what happens

had problems with strakens base tonight and am very coss with myself,nearly had it finished and have had to rebase coat it and will have to start from scratch next time :( luckily i did get some work done on fixing marbo/snake plisken after his fall a while back. all of a sudden he was done bar his base

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

i finished Major Gari-Baldi my starken counts as just in time for the badass competition, got a bit trigger happy with the camera so have spoilered most of them


when it came to basing i couldnt find my bag of sand so might have gone a bit overboard with the whole walking through a sea of nid blood thing but the theme of the competition was over the top badassness so i dont mind too much

Made in us
Rough Rider with Boomstick

Georgia, US

Definitely some amazing stuff right here!!!

My blog!
 cincydooley wrote:
It don't want none unless you got buns, hon.
1,500 Points II 1,500 Points II 125
Have a nice day. 
Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman

There's some really cool conversions in this log so far, great stuff!

Iron Lords
For The Emperor!
Blood Angels
Dark Angels
Dark Eldar  
Made in be
Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM

In the Wasteland

The Colonel is looking very cool. Nice job on the base.

Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

a cool,a nice, another cool and an amazing? cheers guys

started work on my ammobunker single mini competition entry, was originally going to be a regular guy with a flamer but the head i wanted didnt arrive in time so i started on a lieutenant instead. as with all comps i enter i am not aiming to win but to get models painted, it worked last time so hopefully by mid december i will get this bloke finished.
had a bit of a problem when i started to make his fist, i wanted him to have a pointing fist, the only termie sized one i can remember is one of the space hulk models (sacrilege?)which i had ordered off ebay a while back. the problem being i didnt want to waste a whole space hulk terminator so i just cut off the actual fist part, no elbow joint or anything, no problem though as i had already gathered a load of black reach powerfists that i could take the joint off right? er nooooo, the black reach terminators have their shoulder pads already modelled on covering just too much of the elbow joint to make it usable, cue swearing and a trip out to the shed, hunting for mini parts in the dark with only the light of a crappy phone screen to aid you is not fun :( eventually found some real terminator sprues and was back in businesss

then it was time to glue him together, noticed while he was balanced for drying that he looked like he had had a few too many beers down at the early officers mess christmas party

he obviously had some kind of accident as he ended up needing this

Made in au
Mutilatin' Mad Dok


Sometimes a motherfacker comes in and makes me go "damn, motherfacker is skilled".
You are that one skilled motherfacker

If you want to take good pictures - please follow these instructions. It will make it a lot easier for Dakka to constructively critique your stuff/ shower your masterpiece in praise

Alternative, click and drag the below picture onto a new tab.

Made in nl
Fighter Ace

Loving the fist Radu! But that eye looks a bit smallish to me. Maybe after painting it looks the way it should, i eagerly await the results...

Inmygravenimage: That's sweet dude. I bet her ass is bad...
Camkierhi - What a load of rubbish... Amazing!
Rogue Wolves - Its rediculous how much character you pack into those guys
Skalk Bloodaxe: I know those will be awesome when finished, but right now they look like crackers.
Necro-pocalypse weirdness:
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: