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Cornwall, UK

Lacking their armour at the moment, but here's the current state of the infantry!











Also featuring the main man, Comm' Yarrick

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Veteran Knight Baron in a Crusader




Hanging out on the Great Plains

Nice job, they have a very gritty feel to them also I like the use of various sets to build the squad. Keep it up.

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Cornwall, UK

 thesilverback wrote:
Nice job, they have a very gritty feel to them also I like the use of various sets to build the squad. Keep it up.


Thanks man! Yeah didn't want a stock Cadian army. Got lots more models ready to paint but it's always raining where I live in the winter! Can't prime 'em!
   
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Looks good. FYI Skull Takers is a World Eaters legion in the lore. It's Lord Zhufor's legion. .

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Cornwall, UK

 chimeara wrote:
Looks good. FYI Skull Takers is a World Eaters legion in the lore. It's Lord Zhufor's legion. .


It's also a verry old Guard regiment! (2nd/3rd edition) It's a fairly ubiquitous nickname for a trophy taking army of any race to be honest it will make more sense once I get the tanks in there.

http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Kanak_Skull_Takers

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Purging on ctf_2fort

Really characterful, love how every one is an individual. Ace painting and modelling, well done!

   
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Cornwall, UK

 Cosmic wrote:
Really characterful, love how every one is an individual. Ace painting and modelling, well done!


Thanks man! Yeah I didn't just want an army of copy-paste Cadians so I shopped about for bits to give them a more unique look. Still got 40 troops to go hahaha. Glories of brigade detachments!
   
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Reckless Apprentice Bot Handler






Cool stuff! Always good to see an army with character

   
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Dominating Dominatrix






Dublin, Ireland

Superb!

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By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

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Cornwall, UK

 Sgt. Oddball wrote:
Cool stuff! Always good to see an army with character


Thanks man!

 Ratius wrote:
Superb!


Cheers my dude!

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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine




UK

Love these models, they are really nice subtle conversions with a good thematic paintjob.

 
   
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 Oldest wrote:
 chimeara wrote:
Looks good. FYI Skull Takers is a World Eaters legion in the lore. It's Lord Zhufor's legion. .


It's also a verry old Guard regiment! (2nd/3rd edition) It's a fairly ubiquitous nickname for a trophy taking army of any race to be honest it will make more sense once I get the tanks in there.

http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Kanak_Skull_Takers

That's awesome! I really like the super gritty look to yours.

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Cornwall, UK

 chimeara wrote:
 Oldest wrote:
 chimeara wrote:
Looks good. FYI Skull Takers is a World Eaters legion in the lore. It's Lord Zhufor's legion. .


It's also a verry old Guard regiment! (2nd/3rd edition) It's a fairly ubiquitous nickname for a trophy taking army of any race to be honest it will make more sense once I get the tanks in there.

http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Kanak_Skull_Takers

That's awesome! I really like the super gritty look to yours.


Thanks man! I'll have some more progress pictures coming soon.
   
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Courageous Questing Knight





drinking tea in the snow

They look great! i like the many and varied hats in particular.

realism is a lie
 
   
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Cornwall, UK

 amazingturtles wrote:
They look great! i like the many and varied hats in particular.


Thanks! Yeah variation helps with guard.


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First Leman Russ (Tank Commander) complete!









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Brad's the name...






Michigan

This army is so cool I just want MORE!

BLAH BLAH....blah. 
   
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Huddersfield

Fantastic work, really enjoying these. Great to see such a characterful and individual Guard army. Must be taking you ages!

   
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NJ

These are rad, I love the skull on the Heavy Bolter
   
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Cornwall, UK

 Apollinaire wrote:
Fantastic work, really enjoying these. Great to see such a characterful and individual Guard army. Must be taking you ages!


It is! Got some progress to show now though! Only 70 more models in this batch!



The Command group & Their Ogryn Bodyguard!



Ganger Guardsmen squads:





Tribal Squad:



Grenadiers & Commissariat:



Russes:



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Bath

Some really characterful conversions here



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Cornwall, UK

 IGtR= wrote:
Some really characterful conversions here


Thanks man! Got a lot more to do, only done two and half of the guardsmen squads ahaha.
   
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Drop Trooper with Demo Charge




Kirkland, WA

Your army is looking grea! I like how you distinguish your officers from your rank and file troopers.

"IG, We are many. They are few."  
   
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Cornwall, UK

Tallarn Commander wrote:
Your army is looking grea! I like how you distinguish your officers from your rank and file troopers.


Thanks man! The idea is that you can tell which officers came from the ranks and which were nobles back on their home planet! - Thieves, gangers and tribals lead by noble hive families. Will make even more contrast once I add the Beltainian Fusiliers (Like Armageddon Stormtroops - converted tempestus to form my elite guard).
   
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McAllen, TX

Decent paint job, great overall vibe and subtle conversions throughout, I particularly like the skill over the heavy bolter; you really should clean the mold lines and perhaps drill the gun barrels on anything larger than a lasgun, flat metallic looks off, and visible mold lines really detracts from your capability.
   
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Cornwall, UK

 Big Mac wrote:
Decent paint job, great overall vibe and subtle conversions throughout, I particularly like the skill over the heavy bolter; you really should clean the mold lines and perhaps drill the gun barrels on anything larger than a lasgun, flat metallic looks off, and visible mold lines really detracts from your capability.


Just going for tabletop standard to be honest, I want to play! As for the mouldlines in normal lighting they're pretty invisible, the flash on my camera brings it out more.

When you've got over 100 models to do for one army it's hard to make them all perfect! My next project will be more in detail as I will have something to play with in the meantime, in all honesty I am waiting for GW to finally do updated guardsmen of other regiments, then I'll put more effort into making them look pretty. (Waiting patiently for plastic Steel Legion).

But thanks for the crits. Could you elaborate on "Flat metallic looks off"?
   
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McAllen, TX

I totally understand, I’m still in the process of redoing my IG, only Cadians left. Flat metallic= if you look at your flamers/grenade launchers from the front, it’s solid metallics, you should either drill a divot and paint it black or paint a inner black circle representing the barrel, the smaller lasgun aren’t noticeable, but the bigger ones are.
   
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Cornwall, UK

 Big Mac wrote:
I totally understand, I’m still in the process of redoing my IG, only Cadians left. Flat metallic= if you look at your flamers/grenade launchers from the front, it’s solid metallics, you should either drill a divot and paint it black or paint a inner black circle representing the barrel, the smaller lasgun aren’t noticeable, but the bigger ones are.


I love the guard, used to have a vostroyan army years ago, just getting back into it now and I want to be able to play ASAP but playing with grey models is not my jam.
Ohhhh, yeah I plan to drill them, I just haven't bothered yet, got so much to paint I'd rather just get all that's primed done now then worry about details like that ahaha.
   
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Sheppey, England

That army's glorious - that's a crazy amount of variety right there. You could look at any given model and come up with a back story for them.

If you don't mind my asking, where'd you get the tank commander figure from?

Click for a Relictors short story: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/412814.page

And the sequels HERE and HERE

Final part's up HERE

 
   
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Cornwall, UK

 Necroagogo wrote:
That army's glorious - that's a crazy amount of variety right there. You could look at any given model and come up with a back story for them.

If you don't mind my asking, where'd you get the tank commander figure from?


Thanks man! Yeah I don't enjoy having the same few guardsmen heads repeated so i shopped around for parts.

It's the default out of the box tank commander body with a statuesque miniatures female veteran head. I saw the new black library covers and the one with the baneblade commander inspired me to have a female tank commander for my armoured division.
   
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Sheppey, England

Brill - thanks for that! great mileage out of a simple head swap.

Click for a Relictors short story: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/412814.page

And the sequels HERE and HERE

Final part's up HERE

 
   
 
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