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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant

The Shire

I thought it was finally time to begin a project log of my own, and this is it!

I have collected and painted various Imperial Guard armies on and off since 3rd Edition (though we played 2n Ed with them a fair bit too), but have never had one fully painted that I was 100% happy with.
For this army, I decided to re-build and re-paint a mis-matched Cadian army that I have built up over a couple of years. The problems I was having with the army in its original guise was that as I had learnt new techniques, improved and changed tastes and styles, no 2 units seemed to gel together.

I developed the colour scheme for this army a while back in an attempt to come up with a really quick scheme, suitable for a tabletop (nothing special or too time consuming as they are re-builds, and paint over paint etc) using the minimum of colours.

To start off with, here are a few examples of the army in it's old colours.

They are nothing special and not really that well painted, but I like to think (and hope people agree) that I ahve improved somewhat, all though still nothing amazing.
This is an example of the new scheme that they will all be re-painted in.

I will be re-building and structuring this army as a full Veterans force, but with the ability to swap models out in some squads in order to use them as an infantry platoon or 2.
I will also be including my vehicles that I have built over the last 2 or 3 years as part of the original force. I am happy with the colour scheme for my vehicles so they will be mainly touch ups with only a couple that I want to fully redo. Some of these can be found in my gallery for now.

I will hopefully be updating this blog frequently with progress shots and ideas I am having, and maybe even some fluff for my army, and will add pictures of finished units when I can get my housemate still enough to snap away with his fancy camera.

Catch you all soon.

This message was edited 4 times. Last update was at 2013/10/10 00:09:00

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Shroomin Brain Boy

Berlin Germany

good to see you finally biting the bullet and starting your own thread...(no good in only loitering around on others threads with no option to return the favor )

as for your maturing painting... it is certainly seeable...tho... i have to say... i need a bit of help to better understand your new scheme... the faces look rather dark... is this a kinda night ops themed army? a bt of fluff would be helful here...

cheers, vik

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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant

The Shire

The skin tones on this guy are a little dark and the ones done after him are much lighter.
The theme is a dark, all over camo- guns, fatigues, armour, pouches etc. It's my take on the Camo Cloaks option for Veteran squads in the codex.

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Shroomin Brain Boy

Berlin Germany

ah i see... i was a bit surprised by that glowy eye... it had a night vision vibe to it...

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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant

The Shire

I thought I would start off with some older stuff I have done for this army, as I have been meaning to sort through all the pics I've actually remembered to take!

This one is my scratch built Devil Dog armed with Melatacannon and hull monted Multi-melta.

As you can see, I started off with just the central part of the Chimera kit left over from another build (that one will be coming to the blog soon, I think!), and using a lot of plsticard, I built some sides.
I used some wheels from the old Chimera kit as spacers to get the correct width for the tracks.

As it has so much fire power, I decided that I needed to give the impression of a much beefier power plant, hence the 4 exhausts.....

.....and to cover the hole left by the hatch, I built a louvered vent cover for the engine compartment.

As I only had the middle part of the vehicle chassis, I needed to come up with some sort of turret. In the end I settled for taking the top panel off of a Baneblade sponson Lascannon turret, with it's small size making it perfect for an open topped turret, similar to this- http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Humvee_turret_showing_fifty_caliber_MG.jpg

As I had gone for an open turret, it made me think of who would be mad enough to ride into battle with zero protection and I immediately thought of the Catachans, so I couldn't resist giving a nod to my very first IG army!

Here a few pics of it PIP

And the finished tank-

More pics can be found in my gallery.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2013/09/25 23:05:15

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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards

Eastern edge

I look at that Devildog and see all of those lovely rivets, and I am thinking the rest of the =L= ought to have a look and see if you do that to all of the units vehicles, I think we have a new =L=eaguer amongst us!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!

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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant

The Shire

The majority of my vehicles have lots of added rivets- I think I am slowly perfecting my technique, as I hope future posts and pictures will show.

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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant

The Shire

I may not have even looked at this blog for a week or two, but I have painted a few things in the limited spare time I have managed to find.
I generally find it difficult to keep my mind on just one thing at once as I'm always finding inspiration and having ideas for various bits and bobs, so I usually have one or two things on the go at once nad will flick between them.

First up, some WIP of some Lord Commissars- I want to have the choice of weapons options without the hassle of magnetizing, and it fits my idea of having the ability to pick units suited to tasks (or taste at the time). It's also partly because I enjoy painting Commissars!

This guy is Lord Commissar Roxburghe, a slight conversion of the finecast model (I broke the original).

For my blacks, I start off with an Adeptus Battlegrey base, and give it a heavy black wash until it's suitably dark, usually about 3-4 washes depending on area and details. I then add colour from there.

And this guy is a repaint of a model I did a while back (poor paintjob images are in the gallery somewhere!)- my obligatory Hamlet!

But at least he is finished! (Better pics will come, I promise!)

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