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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!






Penticton BC Canada

Hello and greetings from Canada! Welcome to a work-in-progress dating back to 2013 .. Total Picture count so far: 366






One particular image in Codex Armageddon appealed to me; the first appearance of the "Death Korps of Krieg"





I've always wanted to field an Imperial Guard / Astra Militarum Steel Legion army, due to their equipment of full face mask rebreathers:












I had also collected a small assortment of metal Necromunda miniatures with the intention of running a Tech Gang; I read how Hive Gangers were recuited to not only serve the forces of the Imperium, but lead some units, was unique!

For many years the GW design studio played a game called Confrontation that was the precursor to Necromunda. There were many White Dwarf Scenarios and rule sets published before the final boxed version of Necromunda was released.

There were two different sets of miniatures designed for Confrontation/Necromunda. The more common one was the Marauder set designed by Trish and Aly Morrison, released at Games Day US 1991 and somewhat available for a short while after that.

The rarer ones are the Citadel ones, designers unknown (Mark Copplestone?), but the leaders are by Jes Goodwin. The Marauder gangs are all marked Marauder and coded MM110, but the leaders are marked GW91.


Confrontation Tech Gang:





My Company Command Squad # 1 would be led by "Underhive Scum With Plasma Pistol"





Accompanied by three Hive Gangers:





A re-programmed Pit Slave (Pit Slave Body 5 - clearly armed with Bolt Pistol) serves as Commissar of CCS 1 ;

This miniature is very reminiscent of "Mean Machine Angel" from the 1995 film "Judge Dredd" :






My Pit Slave Commissar received a metal " SERVITOR ARM 3" from the Space Marine Techmarine Servitor:





I also had an "Orlock Heavy with Heavy Bolter", which would be part of Company Command Squad 2:





To provide the Orlock Heavy Bolter with ammunition, I paired him with a Mark 1 metal Storm Trooper (with beret) holding Heavy Bolter ammo;
Two Mark 1 metal Storm Troopers (beret) with Plasma Gun filled out the second Company Command Squad:






The company commander for CCS 2 came from the old Imperial Army range, named SERGEANT LLOYD (BOLT PISTOL / SWORD ), and described as "POWER SWORD AND BOLT PISTOL" in the Imperial Guard range

In addition to Sergeant Lloyd, I recuited "Medic Pointer (Medic), Tpr. Lee (initially a HWT crewman, then promoted to (Master Of Ordnance) and Comm. Officer Schmidt (Master Of Ordnance) :








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Penticton BC Canada

 lipsdapips wrote:
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Hello and greetings, fellow Commonwealth citizen! Thank you for the kind words, the retro metal miniatures are my favourite as well!

My father served in the Canadian Forces, he was stationed at CFSME / CFB Chilliwack in Engineers during the '80s;
I myself served the 15th Field Royal Canadian Artillery in the '90s.

Having a huge interest in militaria, I did research and wanted to model my Steel Legion Army after the Canadian Expeditionary Force in WW1




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There's no school like the old school- I'm an IG modeler too! I look forward to seeing this army develop.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Penticton BC Canada

 Meer_Cat wrote:
There's no school like the old school- I'm an IG modeler too! I look forward to seeing this army develop.


Thank you so much sir, I checked out your threads too, the custom tracked ammo carrier with crane is just awesome!



I've been trying to design this as a battle-forged 7th Edition Army, but the 8th Ed Detachments are more flexible and don't force me to field Platoonsof Infantry, just Squads.

However, many other Units are now Elites choices, such as Special Weapons Squads, Commissars, and Regimental Advisors.



In any event, It is my goal to build a Hive Ganger - led Steel Legion army with a "skeleton crew" of infantry and a slew of Heavy Weapons Teams.



I added more units with a similar paint scheme such as Rapier Laser Destroyers, and eventually even a Flyer Detachment; I have a Vendetta Gunship eBay Recovery P&M Blog

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/749735.page





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Assembling Troop choices would the the start point for any Army; I prefer to acquire used miniatures rather than brand-new.

My specialty is recovering used miniatures from eBay, and as such I acquired the bulk of the Steel Legion army online

First off is two photos of a Steel Legion infantry squad, without and with slottabases.






Second is "Sergeant Lloyd" which was also acquired from eBay:






Although I much prefer working on the "blank canvas" that is brand new miniatures, I have a spot in my heart for butchered paint jobs.

This is an example of the painted and work-in-progress miniatures that I recover from eBay:









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First order of business is to clean the miniatures; scrubbing with an old toothbrush, dish soap and warm water.

After allowing the miniatures to dry thoroughly (sometimes overnight), Spray Primer with Krylon Flat Black.

During the period of time where the miniatures are drying, I find it preferable to glue on Slottabases before spray priming.




AND IT BEGINS!!!




As you can see, I have a random assortment of brushes; the most recent are Army Builder brushes.
They are a great value being high quality for their price, the triangular handle prevents the brush rolling away while providing better grip.

Also I plan to use FolkArt Crackle Medium, which I have never used before. After reading about Agrellan Earth, I wanted to find an alternative to GW's product.




Here is a photo of more paints, showing the older white screw-off caps for the Inks and white flip-top caps for the Foundation Series:




My colour palette for the Steel Legion is mainly Green and Tan, with most weapons Blue and details picked up.

As an older painter / modeller, I still use some GW paints that are now out of production. I particularly enjoyed the original Citadel Inks and the Foundation Series.

Paint Range Compatibility can be found in a comprehensive, full-colour chart here on Dakkadakka: https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Paint_Range_Compatibility_Chart




HIVE GANGER STEEL LEGION COLOUR PALETTE:

Tan:

Base Coat: Iyanden Darksun
Layer: Averland Sunset
Wash: Devlan Mud Wash
Highlight: Bleached Bone


Green:

Base Coat: Knarloc Green
Layer: Dark Angels Green
Wash: Devlan Mud Wash
Highlight: Waaagh! Flesh


Blue:

Base Coat: Regal Blue
Layer: Macragge Blue
Highlight: Enchanted Blue


Brown:

Base Coat: Scorched Earth
Layer: Calthan Brown
Wash: Devlan Mud Wash
Highlight: Bestial Brown



" EVERYONE FIGHTS, NO-ONE QUITS ! "











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As i was using "Battle-forged" rules to assemble the army, I needed a minimum of two troop choices.

Although most of the Imperial Guard metal Citadel Miniatures infantry squads are sold composed of a Sergeant, Special Weapon, and Heavy Weapons Team I acquired mine piece-meal,
so I painted the Steel Legion army in batches; first the lasgun-armed troopers, then Special Weapons, then Heavy Weapons Teams.



Because I am planning to field Heavy Weapons Teams, i would therefore need an Infantry Platoon with at least two Infantry Squads.
I assembled enough miniatures to field two Platoons with two Squads to satisfy the Troops requirement.






Here is the Steel Legion in close proximity having finished painting the "Rank & File" troops, Special Weapons and Missile Launcher HWT's.
A few candidates for the PCS and CCS Command Squads can be seen on the far end...







You may have noticed the Sergeants armed with Bolt Guns:



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Time to introduce Heavy Weapons Teams to the army. I mentioned before that I acquired my miniatures piece-meal,
the main reason being that I did not want to use the Missile Launcher HWT with the Infantry Squad; the range and use of the weapon
would not be an ideal pairing with the lasgun-armed troopers.

I envisioned a "defense in depth", with heavier weapons covering the front-line troops; as such, I planned to include a
Heavy Bolter HWT with each Infantry Squad, and Missile Launcher HWT's as Support.

Here are some "Before" photos of Steel Legion Heavy Bolter HWT's recovered from eBay:






Here are the Steel Legion Heavy Bolter HWT's refurbished for the army:



The Heavy Bolter HWT's were painted in the Steel Legion colour palette, then areas of the base were painted Flat Black in preparation for crackle medium application.

The areas painted black were then given a coat of FolkArt Crackle Medium





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Nice - quite the collection so gar - that must weigh a few pounds. Always nice to see the IG get some love



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 IGtR= wrote:
Nice - quite the collection so gar - that must weigh a few pounds. Always nice to see the IG get some love


Thank you for the kind words, and also for taking the time to check out a buncha oldhammer that does weigh quite a bit!

In fact, i hunted down some KR Multicase with Imperial Guard foam so as to pack and transport the finished army...







I bought some resin "Spent Ammo Casings" from Anvil Industry, which makes some fantastic products.



Here is a link to the Anvil Industry website: http://anvilindustry.co.uk

Here is a link to the Spent Ammo Casings: http://anvilindustry.co.uk/Empty-Ammo-Casings







Here are the HB HWT's; I allowed the base coat of FolkArt Crackle Medium to dry before applying a Layer of Bleached Bone and a Wash of Devlan Mud

The Spent Ammo Casings were glued down and given a Base coat by paint-brush, Black Primer ( sorry for the crappy, shaky photos):



The spent ammo casings were then Drybrushed with Vallejo Model Color - Gold ( 996 ), then a Wash of Devlan mud and Highlighted with Gold again:



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Infantry came out ace- that crackle finish stuff seems to have really done the trick! I use a lot of cheap craft paints thinned, and will look for some myself.

The heavy weapons are really good- the paint schemes and the earth tones you use don the bases really work together. Great stuff!


"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Penticton BC Canada

 Meer_Cat wrote:
Infantry came out ace- that crackle finish stuff seems to have really done the trick! I use a lot of cheap craft paints thinned, and will look for some myself.

The heavy weapons are really good- the paint schemes and the earth tones you use don the bases really work together. Great stuff!



Thank you again for checking in, and the comments sir!

There is a Thread in the "Painting & Modeling" Forum, it is titled " Crackle Paints vs Agrellan Earth: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/754662.page

I had a lot more success painting a gloss sealer over the flat black before applying on the FolkArt Crackle Medium.

Also, feel free to generously apply the FolkArt Crackle Medium, while allowing for a thick coat. Allow this to dry THOROUGHLY before painting on top coat colour.

I did purchase a Large sized pot ( 24 mL ) of GW's Agrellan Earth just to try out as I wasn't so thrilled with the effect on the HB HWT's.

Here is a much clearer photo out of my Storm Troopers album; the bases show home-made "Devil's Rope" or barbed wire, in addition to Spent Ammo Casings.





Another photo of the Heavy Bolter HWT's with painted barbed wire... 120mm Oval Trench Base Flying Stand is from "Models and Minis"




More information on the 120mm Oval Trench Flying Base can be found in my Imperial Guard Air Wing Blog, here is the link: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/757074.page



As you can see, I have started to assign the Steel Legion Missile Launcher HWT's to 60mm Round Bases, which are MDF or "Medium-Density Fibreboard":



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Overview of the Hive Ganger Steel Legion:




First Platoon:

Infantry Squad: Sergeant (Bolter), Special Weapon (Plasma Gun), HWT (ML)
Infantry Squad: Sergeant (Bolter), Special Weapon (Plasma Gun), HWT (HB)

PCS #1:
Commissar (Bolt Pistol)
Commander with Ork head (Bolt Pistol)
Special Weapon (Grenade Launcher X 2)
Chainsaw Warrior HWT (Autocannon)




Company Command Squad #1:

At this point, I was intending to use Sergeant Lloyd as the CCS #1 Commisar.
Underhive Scum with Plasma Pistol = Company Commander
Bounty Hunter 2 = Special Weapon - Plasma Gun
Beret Stormtrooper = Special Weapon - Plasma Gun
Beret Stormtrooper = HB HWT Ammo Carrier
Orlock Heavy = Heavy Bolter HWT




Second Platoon:

Infantry Squad: Sergeant (Bolter), Special Weapon (Plasma Gun), HWT (ML)
Infantry Squad: Sergeant (Bolter), Special Weapon (Plasma Gun), HWT (HB)

PCS #2:
Commissar (Bolt Pistol)
Commander with Ork head (Bolt Pistol)
Special Weapon (Grenade Launcher X 2)
Chainsaw Warrior HWT (ML)





Company Command Squad #2:

Commissar
Chainsaw Warrior = CCS #2 Commander
Last Chancer "Brains" = Comm-Link
Last Chancer "Animal" = Special Weapon - Melta-Gun
Last Chancer "Animal" = Special Weapon - Melta-Gun
Last Chancer "Animal" = Special Weapon - Melta-Gun




Steel Legion ML HWT's and Grenade Launcher Special Weapons Teams

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I mentioned before that the Heavy Bolter HWT's had some custom effects such as Resin Spent Ammo Shells and barbed wire.

The "Devil's Rope" home-made barbed wire was made by twisting two strands of thin-gauge wire with pliers, with a third strand added for barbs:






The barbed wire assembly was stretched out for measurement:






Then individual sections were snipped using side-cutting pliers:




Individual sections were glued in place on the HWT bases:




The barbed wire sections were then painted with Basecoat Black before being finished off with a Drybrush of Chainmail:

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At this point, I realized i had a mish-mash of Heavy Weapons Teams. While some armies have a myriad of weapons at their disposal, including a plethora of Heavy Weapons,
the Steel Legion line by Citadel Miniatures does not include a lot of sculpts for alternate weapons such as Flamers and their Heavy Weapons options were limited to Heavy Bolter, Missile Launcher, and Lascannon.

Also, due to the fact the Steel Legion are metal miniatures makes them heavier (as mentioned by IGtR=) but also more rare and therefore much more sought after and expensive.
However i did manage to snag some recoveries on eBay, such as these two Lascannon HWT's, which would be assigned to the two PCS:






Each Infantry Squad would have it's own Heavy Bolter HWT. All of the Missile Launcher HWT would be re-organised into 3-HWT squads for long-range support instead of being mixed into Infantry Squads.

The Lascannon's range and expense makes it appropriate for the Platoon Command Squads, which can park behind the Infantry Squads and issue Orders.

Here is a photo of the re-organised army with updated PCS and CCS, as new "recruits" were added:




CCS #1:

Sergeant Lloyd = Commissar (Bolt Pistol)
Underhive Scum with Plasma Pistol = Company Commander
Tech Ganger 2 = Special Weapon - Plasma Gun
Bounty Hunter 2 = Medic
Tpr.Lee = HB HWT Ammo Carrier
Orlock Heavy = Heavy Bolter HWT
Comm. Officer Schmidt = Master Of Ordnance



PCS #1:

Commissar (Bolt Pistol)
Commander with Ork Head (Bolt Pistol)
Special Weapon (Plasma Gun X 2)
Steel Legion HWT (Lascannon)




CCS #2:

Steel Legion Commissar (Bolt Pistol)
Chainsaw Warrior = Commander (Bolt Pistol)
Beret Storm Trooper = Special Weapon - Plasma Gun X 2
Beret Storm Trooper = HWT Ammo
Chainsaw Warrior = HWT (Autocannon)



PCS #2:

Commissar (Bolt Pistol)
Commander with Ork Head (Bolt Pistol)
Special Weapon (Plasma Gun X 2)
Steel Legion HWT (Lascannon)

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Four ( 4 X ) Infantry and two ( 2 X ) Special Weapons Squads

Each Infantry Squad is composed of:

Sergeant armed with Bolt Gun
Special Weapon with Plasma Gun
6 X Lasgun
Heavy Bolter HWT




Overview of the Hive Ganger Steel Legion (with more new recruits!)





Updated army photo, Lascannon HWT's are restored and two Rapier Laser Destroyers have been added!!



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Re: HWT: Its actually pretty easy to convert all missing HWT from the existing ones. The missile launcher team just needs an armswap, a mortar and a spyglass to make a very decent mortar team (swap missile launcher arm for a pointing arm, fill the hand near the face with something - rangefinder, spyglass, anything works, put everything on a base).
The lascannon team can easily be repurposed as an autocannon team, just swap the lascannon for a plastic autocannon. Neither the loader nor the gunner have any details that are LC specific. You can even make the gun swappable.
   
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 Tyr13 wrote:
Re: HWT: Its actually pretty easy to convert all missing HWT from the existing ones. The missile launcher team just needs an armswap, a mortar and a spyglass to make a very decent mortar team (swap missile launcher arm for a pointing arm, fill the hand near the face with something - rangefinder, spyglass, anything works, put everything on a base).
The lascannon team can easily be repurposed as an autocannon team, just swap the lascannon for a plastic autocannon. Neither the loader nor the gunner have any details that are LC specific. You can even make the gun swappable.


Yes sir! I have seen some excellent Heavy Weapons conversions online; in fact, I drilled out the Heavy Bolter barrels so I could convert them to Autocannons

However, I do appreciate Missile Launchers for the fact that they are dual-purpose; Krak for anti-armour and Frag for anti-personnel.

Thus I started painting the Missile Launchers HWT bases; I already had 60mm MDF bases so the next step was to adhere the crew.

I purchased 25 mm round Adhesive Magnetic Bases from Germany, here is their website: https://magnetic-tabletop.com/en/












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You may have noticed small skulls adorning the bases on my Hive Ganger Steel Legion bases; I ordered from two different companies.


First is a set from Wargames Exclusive, which is in the Ukraine. Here is their website: https://wargameexclusive.com

Here is a link to the product: https://wargameexclusive.com/shop/battle-sisters/random-pack-skulls-64/




The package arrived from Ukraine!




Very well packaged, in folded padding:




Inside, i could see a small baggie with the resin bits:




Finally, a small baggie of bits!




Preparation for spray priming; punched holes into corrugated cardboard with a push pin:




Used a small file to remove flash and imperfections before placing each skull into place:




After spray-priming with Krylon Flat Black:




Layer: Bleached Bone
Wash: Devlan Mud
Drybrush: Skull White

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Blood and Skulls Industry is just so fantastic, I borrowed the Page info from 1d4chan.org :

One of the only 3rd-Party bitz manufacturers that doesn't have it's own website, Blood and Skulls Industry is rather an Ebay store ran by Machinator248, and is basically the one stop shop for all treadhead converters. Guns, turrets, sponsons, tracks, armor, hatches, wheels, kits for legit LED searchlights


Here is their eBay store: http://stores.ebay.ca/Blood-and-Skulls-Industry

I purchased "Mounting Skulls" in two different patterns; with jaw bone, and without jawbone.

First style:





Second style:






Here they are, delivered in the mail:

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Deciding on Offense instead of Defense, I re-armed the "Medic" with a newer metal Plasma Gun and then weapon-matched the other two Hive Gangers with two plastic Space Marine Plasma Guns:




Before painting plasma coils; first without flash, then with flash:






After painting plasma coils; first without flash, then with flash:




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Additional Recruits have been completed and the Orlock Heavy Bolter HWT base finished off;
at this point I was considering modelling some Objective Markers and acquired the Tardis from Models and Minis:

https://www.modelsandminis.com/28mm_Blue_Police_Phone_Box/p2965327_13874684.aspx




I started work on an Ogryn Bodyguard, in the next photo the Ogyrn is with some older metal Commissar miniatures: ( sorry about the glare )

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Platoon Command Squad #1




Platoon Command Squad #2


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I always love seeing steel legion armies and yours is no different in that regards. Awesome work on the army.

Some great basing work as well, that is one of the key things I'm trying to improve on the overall look for my army. I'm taking notes.

Keep pumping them out.

   
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Good work here! Lots of steel legion! Love the oldhammer models, they look surprisingly at home in your army even with the old 2nd ed and RT sculpts. Decent paint job. Gritty and ashwastey. Chimeras coming? Steel legion after all.

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 howie wrote:
I always love seeing steel legion armies and yours is no different in that regards. Awesome work on the army.

Some great basing work as well, that is one of the key things I'm trying to improve on the overall look for my army. I'm taking notes.

Keep pumping them out.


Thank you so much for the kind words, for checking out this Blog, and last but not least the words of encouragement!

Whereabouts in the UK are you by the way? It has been a great many years since i visited but I made it all the way up North to Hadrian's Wall and saw Edinburgh Castle, and came back with some Beano books...



I searched for actual photographs of the "Great War" in colour, such as this from the Imperial War Museum: https://seanmunger.com/2016/07/19/historic-photo-soldier-on-the-western-front-1918-colorized/




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 genom.cor wrote:
Good work here! Lots of steel legion! Love the oldhammer models, they look surprisingly at home in your army even with the old 2nd ed and RT sculpts. Decent paint job. Gritty and ashwastey. Chimeras coming? Steel legion after all.


Thank you for the kind words, your keen eye, and words of inspiration! Speaking of mixing it up, there is an older Primaris Psyker I am using "counts as" Astropath:





Company Command Squad #1, which is composed of Hive Gangers and old-school RT Imperial Army;

Pit Slave = Commissar with Bolt Pistol
Underhive Scum = Company Commander
Bounty Hunter 2 = Plasma Gun
Tech Ganger 2 = Plasma Gun
Tech Ganger 7 = Plasma Gun
"Medic Pointer" = Medic
"Comm, Officer Schmidt" = Master Of Ordnance
Primaris Psyker = Astropath





Company Command Squad #2, which is composed of "Beret" Storm Troopers and an Orlock Heavy;

Steel Legion Officer = Commissar with Bolt Pistol
"Sergeant Lloyd" = Company Commander
Storm Trooper X 2 = Plasma Gun X 2
Orlock Heavy = Heavy Bolter
Storm Trooper = HB Ammo
"Trooper Lee" = Master Of Ordnance
Cadian Commander = Officer Of The Fleet

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I finally got an Order from Models and Minis; it was paid for in January 2018 and I did not receive it until now, May 2018, five months later.

Here is a link to the Models and Minis website: https://www.modelsandminis.com



The design and craftsmanship of the resin products is of excellent quality and unique creativity; however, the owner needs to improve Order Fulfillment standards...

Here is a link to the product on Models and Minis website: https://www.modelsandminis.com/Heavy_Weapon_Team_Resin_Movement_Tray/p2965327_18038458.aspx

Here is a photo courtesy of Models and Minis website:




Here is a photo courtesy of Models and Minis Twitter feed:





I ordered five ( 5 ) of these Heavy Weapon Team Resin Movement Trays, one for each Steel Legion Infantry Squad and the fifth for a Company Command Squad.

As soon as they came in I cleaned up the edges and washed the Heavy Weapon Team Resin Movement Trays with cool soapy water and an old toothbrush:





It appears that I received one ( 1 ) Heavy Weapon Team Resin Movement Tray cast in one colour of Resin which i mistook for being painted as a Display Model, while the other four ( 4 ) cast in a more solid grey resin:





Here are close-up photos of the two different castings. With and Without Flash:



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Those look pretty cool... shame about the 5 month wait. Glad you got them in the end though.
   
 
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