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Hi there

I've had this project in the back of my mind for years and have finally started to actually work on it. Posting a thread here to hopefully motivate continued progress and perhaps scrounge ideas from you fine folk.

The idea was for a female IG army (sorry, it's one of those) BUT with it justified in fluff by my army having been a hastily conscripted prison planet. This would also give me some interesting conversion/modelling opportunities.

So, thanks for checking out the thread, let's get started



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First of all, the majority of the basic troops will be from Statuesque miniatures. The colour scheme is prison jumpsuit orange with greycoats.




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The troop chimeras will be painted as prisoner transfer buses and were sourced from Studio miniatures. Here's a pic for scale. I was a touch worried they were on the small side but they look ok to me and hoping to start with painting them up this weekend.







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The only completed part of the project currently is an Ogryn/Bullgryn squad which will be represented by some serious Riot control armour (I do have magnetised bases for these somewhere)




So, the first job is to get a full squad and transport painted up then it's on to finding some rough riders (quad bikes)

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A wee morning building up the squad



And then two which will be going together as a heavy weapons team



   
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While some of my basic troopers are getting painted by a far more talented friend I decided to start kitting out my chimeras. The test one seems to have worked well enough I think







The head is from the statuesque miniatures resistance fighters with the remainder of the gun turrets and gunner from blight wheel miniatures. Apologies, I will get to grips with image hosting....

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Confident Halberdier





Antwerp

Interesting stuff. Your chimera is shaping up nicely.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

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Just constructing a few things before launching into painting. Here's my first Sentinel. A modded DUST walker. Left gun removed and replaced with a banner, which will have propoganda added later, and a head switch out.

In my fluff, sentinels and rough riders were essentially repurposed fugitive hunting machines.



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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





Houston, TX

Very interesting. I am looking forward to seeing where this goes. I don't think I have seen a female penal legion, and definitely not one like this. A prison bus with a turret on top is a great idea.

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Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

I like the Sentinel. Is it pretty much stock from DUST, or have you modified it much?

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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 Fifty wrote:
I like the Sentinel. Is it pretty much stock from DUST, or have you modified it much?


Not much no. Just replaced the left gun with the WIP banner (it needs work) and a head switch to match up with my troopers.

The only slight problem is it's pretty large. Not a problem until I try to find armoured sentinels. That's someway off though.
   
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Looking to start gathering together the heartbeat of any IG army, the Tanks. I found this which I think might make a good base for the stationary type tanks (Hydras, Basilisks etc). I also found this quad gun turret from Ramshackle games but if anyone knows where I can get hold of mortars, Basilisk guns and other vehicle mounted weapons please give a shout.






   
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Started work on the first chimera (prisoner transport bus). Plenty still to do but a lot of the base work is done.



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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Love the school bus! Very fun project. Looking forward to seeing some tanks appearing with whatever you find.

I'd be interested to see you fluff out some the characters and give us some names and background. Who's the HQ? What sort of women make up her command squad. Have you any priests (Nuns) Commissars (Wardens) or veterans (max security violent offenders) you really can play the whole theme so well. And then you can name them all after famous women through history that fit the character. What could be more fun?!

   
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 theCrowe wrote:
Love the school bus! Very fun project. Looking forward to seeing some tanks appearing with whatever you find.

I'd be interested to see you fluff out some the characters and give us some names and background. Who's the HQ? What sort of women make up her command squad. Have you any priests (Nuns) Commissars (Wardens) or veterans (max security violent offenders) you really can play the whole theme so well. And then you can name them all after famous women through history that fit the character. What could be more fun?!


Many thanks for popping in and commenting. I have some character models ready to go but I'm kinda wanting to see what I can pull together troop/vehicle wise to see which ones fit best. That is all certainly coming though. This has been a project in my mind for a very long time so certainly looking to make a full job of it.
   
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Turret gunner added so that's the first counts as chimera done barring some final highlights. The accompanying squad gets back from a friendly commission painter this week so that's already more progress than I ever made before. Amazingly my time on the miniature painting sidelines means I'm no better than I was years ago.




   
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A wee picture dump with the first squad of infantry complete. Also a picture of everything so far.




   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





Houston, TX

Nice looking infantry. Quite a diversity in the models with a cool theme. This would be a fun army to play against.

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Good luck with your army CTMNine.

Just remember that painting an Imperial Guard army is a marathon and not a sprint. Just keep adding another squad at a time at your own pace and you should have a painted army to field.

Cheers,

CB


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Made in gb
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Thanks for the encouragement TRoS and Captain Brown, much appreciated.

A big infantry order which I'll be using as veterans/scions and conscripts have arrived and even building them all is proving a marathon. Certainly moving forward though.
   
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We're going to need a bigger bus!

Last few weeks have been spent bulk building some rather nice - if not a bit brittle - infantry.




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Uppsala, Sweden

Great project! Looking forward to see how this develops.
   
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Taking a break from the long road of infantry painting to build some cardboard tanks...... mobile weapons platforms anyway. Should do for Hydras/Basilisks






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1 down, 2 to go. I think it's not too bad for a few sheets of card and some superglue



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I may have to look into these- for a cardboard kit they have surprisingly crisp details and clean lines. That, and your skills make it look too easy!

"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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 Meer_Cat wrote:
I may have to look into these- for a cardboard kit they have surprisingly crisp details and clean lines. That, and your skills make it look too easy!


Cheers. No complaints about the kit at all so I was certainly happy with it. The online instructions seemed to relate to an earlier version of the model but it was easy enough to figure out the changes.
   
 
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