Friday 30 April 2010

Distractions (ii)

 I've now painted my veteran sgt. I still need to add grass etc to the base but he's otherwise finished. I like how he turned out looks very veteran like, especially with the fancy hat and plasma pistol.

Saturday 24 April 2010


I have spent the last day or so upgrading and generally improving an old model. The left hand image was a heavy weapons team I painted ages ago in a pretty bad desert camo scheme. Rather than bin this model or resign it to the shelf. I took of the old auto cannon and fitted a lascannon (which I modified so the power pack fits to the side) and then added a second figure made from cadian, catchan and sentinel parts, and have a nice new heavy weapons team.

I really like the little fence line, which was the main reason I didn't want to bin this model.

Tuesday 13 April 2010


I started painting the plasma gunner for my Command Squad last night. But typically I got distracted and knocked together the above Veteran Sergeant to lead one of my squads. The helmet is from a set of Empire Pistollers with the big feather cut off. The eagle looks very 40k ish. The plasma gun and power sword arm are both taken from the Imperial Guard command sprue.

Sunday 11 April 2010

On the painting table

This, and an Imperial Guard Chimera are what I have on my painting table at the moment. Oh I've also got a partially destroyed tower to paint as well but that's fallen by the wayside as I can't decide what colours I want to use.

Once these three guys are finished, and the Chimera's painted I'll have two veteran infantry squads, a command squad and a Chimera. Not a bad start to my Imperial Guard Army.

real men don't need tripods

This is my Veteran Heavy Bolter Team.
I wanted them to look a bit different and as I had used the tripod from the Heavy Weapon kit on another model I produced a guy carrying the bolter, ready to fire from the hip. I basically cut the flamer of a cadian figure and fitted the bolter in its place. All in all I think it looks cool. The kneeling figure was made from parts from the Cadian Command Squad set.
Obviously I still need to finish the base with a bit of brown paint and scatter.

Saturday 10 April 2010

Lord Commissar

I finally managed to finish painting my Lord Commissar after much putting off and avoiding as I wasn't sure what colours to go for.

In the end I decided I didn't want to go for an all black look and decided to paint his trousers and the inside of the cloak a cream colour as though he had decided to where his dress troursers.
This was also my first attempt to paint a power sword with blue "lightining" highlights. I was quite pleased with the finished effect. When I next paint a power sword this way I will focus the lightening in the middle of the blade with thinner strands towards the edges.