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Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

As the title says this will be my blog on nearly all things imperial.

I’ll open up with one of my most recent eBay purchases. A Warhound which was in particular bad state and almost made me wish I spent the extra £100 and bought direct from FW. Maybe a lesson learned for next time.

It’s all been stripped now, a gruesome task in itself. I’ve made a start on the head.

When I get home this afternoon I'll update with some of the ground sloggers which will be going along with the god machine.



Thanks for looking.
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Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Thought I’d add a little more as the title post describes

The first picture, is of the suicide squad, 9 little Demolition tanks starting from number 2, as number one was clearly a tester.

the second picture contains a few guardsmen with inquisitor, priest and an ogryn bodyguard (the bot with shield)

The third is of one of my converted knights, like many projects 2/3s finished and probably how it's going to stay.

The fourth is another less converted knight this time a lancer. He was painted before the start of my soup army.



I've a thanatar and domitar lined up for painting and they will be in a similar grey/red to the thallax and knight.

C&C welcome, thanks for looking.
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Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Today’s update:

Quite a productive Sunday afternoon. Managed to paint up 5 troopers, 1of which will be going into 6 man special weapon squad of 3 flamers.

I also managed to convert my first Sgt with bolter, more of a test than anything and I think it worked very well, the bolter is from the sisters of silence kit.

Next up I’ll be doing some more troopers and possibly a princess for a Titan and a Knight commander.
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Made in us
Mutilatin' Mad Dok





USA

I like the title of the blog, the building of a great combined imperial force sounds like it will be fun to follow. Good luck on that warhound. Also I like the idea of using a bot to act as an ogryn, I'm not much of a fan of them.

   
Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Thanks Syro,

The Warhound has actually been put on the back burner due to needing so much work. I’d rather get the army done than the toys.

Cheers for the nice words about the ogryn, I’m not a massive fan of the models either and he’ll be getting a few friends when I find some spare imperial knight shields and sentinel saws.

   
Made in gb
Warwick Kinrade






UK

Looks interesting, I'll be following this- do I see some Solar Auxilia there too?

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk 
   
Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Good evening there are certainly some solar auxillia. I’ve currently got 60 with las rifles, 10 with flamers & 10 with power axes. I think I’ll be getting more with las rifles and possibly some more flamers. Love the models, though I wish they were about 10% smaller especially the flamers they look huge in comparison to some guard Miniatures.

Today’s offerings. I made a start on a Mechanicum domitar, which I’ll more than likely use as a penitent engine. I’ll be giving it a orange plasma glow on its forearm bolters to imitate the flame looks, when I get my airbrush back up and running.

I’ve also got 4 characters, 1 of which is a lot further along than the others.

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Made in gb
Warwick Kinrade






UK

Sebastian Yarrick, I presume? Nice work man :-)

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk 
   
Made in us
Mutilatin' Mad Dok





USA

Yep Yarrick is looking good, getting ready to chance some orcs around Armageddon from the looks of him. The other three characters look good too, who are they?

   
Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Yup it certainly is Commisar Yarrick, the Hero of Armageddon. He's one of those models I've had for ages and just never got around to painting till now.

The other three are:
Knight Commander - going to be used as Pl Commander
Lord Solar Macharius - going to be used as either a Coy commander or Creed.
Then a mini from Hasslefree who will be used as either a Pl Commander or an inquisitor.

Should hopefully have pictures up tonight of the work done on the Domitar.


   
Made in de
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

This weekend I thought I’d have a little break from robots and infantry so I did my first Leman Russ punisher. It’s based on a chimera chassis as I’m not a massive fan of the leman Russ one. Hopefully you like it.

I did make Do a little work on some characters and grunts I really like the knight commander and think he fits in seemlessly with the solar auxilia.

I also finished painting most of the domitar. Just more transfers and battle damage to go.
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Made in us
Mutilatin' Mad Dok





USA

I like how the tank came out. Did you use an air brush for the camo pattern? The mural on the dozer blade is a nice touch.

   
Made in de
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Yus I did use an airbrush. (One that is on its last legs while I await a replacement.)

Thanks the mural was one of a view, I’ve taken from our history and the 40k guard history to decorate the dozer blades.

Thanks for the kind words have a good day.

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Made in gb
Long-Range Black Templar Land Speeder Pilot






Bath

I would second the love for the murals on the vehicles - really 40kish!



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Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Cheers bud, the idea was not mine.

There was another guy on the facebook group for astra militarum/ imperial guard. Who lead the way, so I followed as I thought it was a great way to add some more character to the tanks.

Regards,
Howie.

   
Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

So here we have the first Thanatar. Just block colours done so far. Don’t especially know what I’m going to do with plasma weapon. It will more than likely have to wait till I get my good airbrush back as the current one isn’t fine enough.

In games I’ll be using it as a immobile artillery piece. Or when the time come for Forgeworld to release there next book hopefully it’ll be in there.
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Made in us
Mutilatin' Mad Dok





USA

Looking sweet, is that the graviton ram mounted on its shoulder? I prefer the look of that over the other weapons options. Out of curiosity, did you build it with swap-able weapons? I didn't realize that rules and stats hadn't been released for it yet, I hope you can use it to its full potential soon.

   
Made in de
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Hi,

It’s just the standard one with the plasma mortar and mauler bolt cannon. I’m not really big on magnets to be honest. I don’t know how swappable the weapons would be between the two thanatars. I don’t think you can buy them separately either.

I just meant the rules for using it in 40k there was meant to be a FW book about tau encroaching on a mechanicum world with rules for these kind of toys.

Cheers for the comment bud.

   
Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

After a bit of a delay due to my own slowness to mail it out I have received my airbrush back, thankfully I have also received reinforcements fresh of the factory floor. These 11 new chimeras will be getting the same treatment as the previous, I just need to weather the internet storm and win some more turrets on auction sites.

On another note I’ve been reading the dark imperium book. 200pages deep so far, while I was a bit on the fence of how I felt regarding primarchs returning in now decided I’m glad they have. As the book is packed full of character for Gulliman. It’s really fleshed him out for me.

It’s also thrown something in my head. To do an ultramar defence army. Lots of conversions to show how advanced they are thanks to there primarch and Cawls influence. Stand by in case I decide to do that.
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Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Just a little update to show I’m still moving in with my blog. This was another eBay purchase which was in major disrepair. The front assault ramp the side sponsons and the rear escape hatch were all in a bad state. With the assault ramp and escape hatch on backward. He’s one of a pair the other one was in worse shape that this one.
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Made in us
Calm Celestian





Denver, CO, USA

Really nice work... I love the recovery efforts on your second-hand Tanks! Was the mural on the dozer blade freejand, or did you have a shortcut?

   
Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Hi there Mac. Yeah I did take a short cut. I made my own transfers using a laser printer. All my chimeras will be having a mural on the dozer blade, I’ve found a few more for the others.

Cheers for the kind words bud.

   
Made in us
Calm Celestian





Denver, CO, USA

Cool... I didn't want to assume you couldn't paint beautiful free hand on a tiny scale, but I'd have definitely been looking for a shortcut too. Did you just cut to fit, glue, and seal it somehow, or was there more than that?

   
Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Nope it was just as you described. Cut to shape. Seal it then weather it a bit. Sadly I can’t paint that good at any scale never mind at such a small scale

   
Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

A bit more work done on the first gorgon. Mostly just camo and battle damage with transfers added. Still to do are details like wiring and the two twin linked heavy stubbers. Going to see if I can manage to swap the crew from Krieg to solar auxilia as they’re obviously the models I’m using.

I’ve also attached the original picture of the gorgon how I received it from eBay. Poor beast she was in need of plenty of TLC.

Cheers. C&C welcome.
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Made in gb
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Morning folks,

Some eBay wins have landed there way to me. So I’ve started on some more leman russes. They will be of a similar ilk to the last ones. Turret at the back. Although they’ve got vanquisher cannons I’ll be running them as standard Lemans. I just prefer the longer barrel as it looks more in keeping with modern tanks. I’ll be trying to find some more stowage before they get painted up.

C&C greatly appreciated.

Have a good day.
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Made in de
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Just a quick update to show where I’ve gotten with my 3 new leman russes.

I was thinking about trying to scour the internet for 3 annihilators turrets of the same design. As twin lascannon seems superior to the vanquisher cannon? Anybody had much experience?

Hopefully I’ll be able to put on some camo and weathering by close of play today.
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Made in de
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Still to add the mud, the dozer transfers once I find appropriately cool looking pictures to use as decals and the metal scrapes.

C&C appreciated.

Thanks.
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Made in us
Mutilatin' Mad Dok





USA

Wow, that camo weathering makes a really noticeable difference from before. Keep up the good work

   
Made in de
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





United Kingdom

Thanks Syro very much appreciated! The weathering is only halfway done.

Hopefully they’ll be better when finished.

   
 
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