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Surrey, BC - Canada

So there comes a time in almost every armies life that it starts to look tired, and I do not mean because the games Meta has changed and your carefully crafted forces is losing on the battlefield. Your army looks worn-out because you have seen it on the battlefield so many times, or other members of your gaming group have accidently sat on some of them, perhaps the dice or even terrain has knocked off some paint, etc.

So this happened for my Necromundian 8th Imperial Guard Regiment, I had bought the boxed set as soon as they released the Cadian plastics…mostly to replace the two Catachan and two metal Cadian armies. I decided to paint as a tribute to my original Imperial Guard army painted back in Rogue Trader that I ended up selling to a chap in Sweden many years before. That meant reverse-zebra striped Codex Grey fatigues from WD 109 and from the box of 36 plastic Guardsmen who when their four Lascanons were added from the box cost more in points than 30 plastic Space Marines with their inexpensive Missile Launchers. I did this and an army consisting of a Command HQ, two PCS, five painted Infantry Squads, two Heavy Weapon Squads, Ogryn Squad and several tanks battled other gamers at my group and at the local GW Store in downtown Vancouver and then in Richmond after the former closed.

So here is a rebuild of the PLOG I lost on WarSeer, this time round there is obviously going to be a lot more painted figures and less unpainted ones, but there is still more to build…because any true Guard player knows that their army is never truly finished.
Some progress shots of the army through the years.

Picture from WD 109 that started it all. (Photo Property of Games Workshop)


Shots as the army has grown:








To the present:






At the start of this PLOG my plastic Necromundan (Cadian) Army consisted of:
Company Command Squad (5)
1 Commissar
Ogryn Squad (5)
Platoon Command Squad (5)
3 Infantry Squads (30)
Platoon Command Squad (5)
2 Infantry Squads (20)
1 Heavy Weapon Squad (6)
Sentinel Squadron (3)
1 Hell Hound
2 Leman Russ
1 Demolisher
1 Basilisk

Now the army stands at:

HQ
Company Command Squad with all the Specialists (8)
Chimera
Company Command Squad with Specialists (7)
Chimera
6 Commissars
3 Priests
3 Primus Psykers
Adeptus Mechanicus Squad (5)

Elites
Ratling Squad (10)
Storm Trooper Squad (10)
Ogryn Squad (5)

Troops
Platoon Command Squad (5)
Chimera
4 Infantry Squads (40)
Platoon Command Squad (5)
Chimera
4 Infantry Squads (40)
Platoon Command Squad (5)
Chimera
4 Infantry Squads (40)
Platoon Command Squad (5)
Chimera
2 Infantry Squads (20)
1 Conscript Squad (35)
3 Special Weapon Squads (18)
6 Heavy Weapon Squads (36)
4 Veteran Squads (40)
4 Chimera

Fast Attack
Sentinel Squadron (3)
Hell Hound Squadron (2)
1 Valkyrie/Vendetta (Still to paint...only vehicle left to finish)

Heavy Support
2 Leman Russ
1 Demolisher
2 Hydra
3 Griffon/Basilisk

Figured I would start with some of the old units and the cleaned up/touched up/revamped units above/below each other for the first part and then I new units as I went. There are tutorials coming as well, as I was the crazy guy who built a unit of conscripts and shaved off the shoulder pads and replaced the heads a number of years ago.

The long painting war continues...

CB

PS: I have one unit that has never changed when just about every other squad has had models replaced or converted as Sergeants could have Storm Bolters, then only Las Pistols/Bolt Pistls and then finally Bolters (but still no Las Guns ). Heavy Weapons became teams and two wound models. Heavy Weapons in Squads were good, then bad, then good, then bad again. Some one will notice which unit has never changed eventually.

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Another plog? These poor Dakka folks are going to be building a wall against Warseers soon

   
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Ahh, the old spiders.

I build a box of the old RT plastics, and reinforced them with some metal at the time. No tanks though. I could field an army before this new fangled platoon setup. Back in the day of 10 man squads and heavy weapons on your shoulder. Good times, good times. I might have been able to fake an army in 3rd with what I had, but nothing relevant. These days they are just tucked away in boxes.

Always nice to see a well painted army, especially with classic elements. Looking forward to some closeups.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Cap'n Facebeard wrote:Another plog? These poor Dakka folks are going to be building a wall against Warseers soon

Well all I can say this that is their choice. However I have only produced about half of my active PLOGs and none of those where the army has been sold.
Nevelon wrote:Ahh, the old spiders.

I build a box of the old RT plastics, and reinforced them with some metal at the time. No tanks though. I could field an army before this new fangled platoon setup. Back in the day of 10 man squads and heavy weapons on your shoulder. Good times, good times. I might have been able to fake an army in 3rd with what I had, but nothing relevant. These days they are just tucked away in boxes.

Always nice to see a well painted army, especially with classic elements. Looking forward to some closeups.

Thanks Nevelon, close-ups to follow, but first I guess I should post where I started...a little embarrassing as these were painted and converted back in 2004. However PLOGs have to start somewhere. So these are old and pre-refresh pictures.











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Now at this time the Heavy Weapon was not yet a two wound troop, so I was mounting them on smaller bases to allow for flexibility. Guard Sergeants could also carry Storm Bolters and hence those rather large conversions. So one of my first changes was replacing those models, making the bodies into VOX Operators and the rest into new bodies with converted Storm Bolters.

Here are the converted Sergeants:


A few extra bodies required where the Heavy Weapon Team was removed to be mounted on a proper large base:



An updated Squad:


Tons more to come as there are over 300 images in my Necromundian Guard gallery and loads more to upload.

Thanks for the view and the comments.

The long painting war continues...

CB

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Wow a third plog man?! Really excited to see even more of your work, this force is looking magnificent. More photos for the photo god!

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I like all the differently equipped Sarges, and the painting is very nice on everyone.

   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Wow a third plog man?! Really excited to see even more of your work, this force is looking magnificent. More photos for the photo god!

Thanks Inevitable_Faith, I will see what I can do on the photo front.
Cap'n Facebeard wrote:I like all the differently equipped Sarges, and the painting is very nice on everyone.

Thank you Cap'n Facebeard, some more photos of the Storm Bolter Sergeants and photos for Inevitable_Faith:






The previous Sergeant bodies that had the VOX sets on their backs were converted to regular VOX Operators (waste not want not).




The Storm Bolters were made from Ork Sluggas, Vehicle Accessory Sprue Storm Bolter Barrels and normally the Flamer arm for the strap to keep the model somewhat more realistic if the weapon was not across the chest.

More to come, the long painting war continues...

CB

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I love the mix of old and new in this army, and the stormbolters on sergeants are such a neat touch. The urban camo looks great and I'm excited to see the army develop.

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Love seeing the bolter weaponry on some Humiez, it really is eye-catching. Beautiful conversions, keep it up.

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Brother SRM wrote:I love the mix of old and new in this army, and the stormbolters on sergeants are such a neat touch. The urban camo looks great and I'm excited to see the army develop.

Thanks Brother SRM, the paint scheme is the original Imperial Guard camouflage, Codex Grey with Black over White stripes.
Inevitable_Faith wrote:Love seeing the bolter weaponry on some Humiez, it really is eye-catching. Beautiful conversions, keep it up.

Thanks Inevitable_Faith, but that became a problem as the next Imperial Guard list removed the Storm Bolter from the Sergeant's repertoire.

Suddenly I needed eight Sergeants with Las Pistols or Bolt Pistols... Sadly a very common problem with Imperial Guard as just about every change in Codex changes options. I still had to start converting the Heavy Weapon Teams onto the 60m bases as well.




With a lick of paint.



The long painting war continues...

CB


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So many guardsmen.

Army looks great so far, you have many tanks!

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Yeah that musta sucked having the guys you put that work into suddenly being invalidated :( At least it gave you an excuse to convert up some awesome looking new sergeants!

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The caps look great. It was sucky when they axed Sgts w/ rifles, I would have preferred my Sgts to at least have a lasgun, much more realistic. I know, sci-fi, but Guard infantry IMO should have a touch of realism.

   
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evildrcheese wrote:So many guardsmen.

Army looks great so far, you have many tanks!

EDC

evildrcheese, lots of tanks, but I got to them later as they had been painted to an acceptable level and 40K had shifted to an infantry army with vehicles blowing up due to light winds.

Inevitable_Faith wrote:Yeah that musta sucked having the guys you put that work into suddenly being invalidated :( At least it gave you an excuse to convert up some awesome looking new sergeants!

Thanks Inevitable_Faith.

Cap'n Facebeard wrote:The caps look great. It was sucky when they axed Sgts w/ rifles, I would have preferred my Sgts to at least have a lasgun, much more realistic. I know, sci-fi, but Guard infantry IMO should have a touch of realism.

Cap'n Facebeard, agree with you entirely, they did give up Bolters in the latest Codex, but still no Las Guns (those conversions will come later).

In the meantime with the Sergeant crisis over I continued to build VOX Operators.


And start on the Heavy Weapons. This was a Missile Launcher Team re-positioning as I liked to use the kneeling legs for many regular Guardsmen,





Then a Heavy Bolter Team mostly prone.





Thank you for the comments.

The long painting war continues...

CB

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So having enjoyed the little diorama that was created with the Heavy Bolter I did some more.

Running Team.




And another prone team.




The Heavy Weapon Squad of Heavy Bolters.



The long painting war continues...

CB


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Cool, they're very well done. Much prefer prone gunners to the squatting guys, even though I've never bothered to make any myself.

   
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Col. I like the 'on the move' heavy weapons team, nicely done.

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Cap'n Facebeard wrote:Cool, they're very well done. Much prefer prone gunners to the squatting guys, even though I've never bothered to make any myself.

evildrcheese wrote:Col. I like the 'on the move' heavy weapons team, nicely done.
EDC

Thanks Cap'n Facebeard and evildrcheese. I made the prone gunners out of standing legs of the Tank Commander from the Vehicle Accessory Sprue.

So I had long since decided that I would not be painting the helmet stripes of the original Imperial Guard (the red arrow, yellow cutlass, blue sunburst, etc) to mark units...partially because it was more of a Space Marine theme and it removed some flexibility from moving around Guard troopers between squads. But that did not mean I did not experiment, and some of those were failures...here was an attempt at a Command HQ and a PCS and using the Shoulder Pads to mark units.










I had just repeated the problem on a smaller scale...So I decided the should pads would get the Guard skull and the Regimental # and that was it. That way the swapping of models would be easy as new Codex's came out changing unit sizes and compositions.

The long painting war continues...

CB


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Completed another Heavy Weapon Team (this time Auto-Canon)...again incorporating non-kneeling figures into the model where possible.






The long painting war continues...

CB


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Love the variance in the weapon teams.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Thank you Nevelon,

Did another one, so one more to go for another Heavy Weapon Squad.





The long painting war continues...

CB


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Looks like he dropped the magazine on his foot

   
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 Cap'n Facebeard wrote:
Looks like he dropped the magazine on his foot


You know it sort of does.

I liked the other style better, the dropping of the clip into the AutoCanon as it fires. So the third and final one was made like the first.




And here is the entire squad:




It should be noted that it was not until the third Heavy Weapons Squad that I actually got to AutoCanons having done Missile Launchers and Heavy Bolters first...very strange for Imperial Guard players as the AutoCanon is the best choice for Heavy Weapons normally.

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CB


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There's a lot of character in your heavy weapons teams and how you pose them. I dig your subtle conversion work and reposing on them a lot.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

 Brother SRM wrote:
There's a lot of character in your heavy weapons teams and how you pose them. I dig your subtle conversion work and reposing on them a lot.


Thanks Brother SRM.

Here is the missile Launcher Squad (I did not seem to have any photos of them other than the repositioning team).



Saved four kneeling Guard there and they started to get assembled in my Infantry Squads...on in the cases below the Veteran Squads I started.




I started painting spider tattoos on the faces of some Veterans and also decided I would place the Imperial Guard Skull on the right shoulder pad and the number 8 on the left should pad to solve my blank issue and make all the models interchangeable between squads/platoons/PCS/etc.

The long painting war continues...

CB



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Gah now you're making me miss IG, I loved making HWS guys.

   
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 Cap'n Facebeard wrote:
Gah now you're making me miss IG, I loved making HWS guys.


Steady Cap'n Facebeard, you don't want to buy more when you still have cool armies of True-Scale Marines to paint (I have seen your PLOGs).

So worked on a few more Veterans with Shotguns. The one on the left a conversion with the spare Shotgun from the Forge World kit.



Then as a reward I started cleaning up my Sentinels.





The long painting war continues...

CB


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Nice the Sentinel camo looks great

   
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Sentinels do look nice. Was hoping for eggshells armed with assault cannons though.

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Cap'n Facebeard wrote:Nice the Sentinel camo looks great

Thanks Cap'n Facebeard.

Nevelon wrote:Sentinels do look nice. Was hoping for eggshells armed with assault cannons though.

Now that would be truly old school...and no I never had one of those as I just could not abide the model...I built my own and then sold them on eBay or perhaps it was the newsboard for GW before eBay.

More on the Sentinels. Now I just could not stay with the Lascanon only option, so I cut them off and added rare earth magnets. The Lascanons were so heavy I had to add a brass pin to keep them from pointing at the ground.


Third of the bunch. The lucky #7...cause when you play Sentinels you need to be lucky.




The whole Squad:


Next step was building alternate weapons as I had some Multi-lasers and that was it (did not even have enough Multi-lasers either).

The long painting war continues...

CB


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