Monday, 2 March 2015

Imperial Guard - Rebasing Project (Part 12 - Commissar Yarrick)

On the whole I avoid named characters when building armies. I've never really liked the idea of them, preferring to play my own chapters/forces and so on. That doesn't always gel with having a named character in the army (certainly with Space Marines).

I have only two exceptions - Yarrick and some Tau characters (Farsight and Aun'Va - neither of which are yet built/painted). All are for the same reason: I got them accidentally. Either as part of ebay lots (Yarrick) or as a result of inheriting the army (Tau).

As with a lot of my models, this is an old, old Yarrick mini. I'm not sure of the exact date, but I did find a reference that said it was pictured in the 2nd Ed. rulebook, which would place it in the early 1990s.

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Friday, 27 February 2015

Imperial Guard: Rebasing Project (Part 11 - Platoon Squad 1)

Another Infantry squad from my collection gets the rebasing treatment. Another one bites the dust!

Well, the modelling snow and static grass anyway.

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Imperial Guard: Rebasing Project (Part 10 - Heavy Weapon squad 1)

When I built these heavy weapons teams I deliberately based the "loader" models on 25mm round bases so that I could remove them as wound markers.

Good plan - except it made more bases for me to redo.

Hey ho.

I have several of these teams and tend to swap and change models between them so you may notice variations between the "Before" and "After" pics.

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Imperial Guard: Rebasing Project (Part 9 - Sanctioned Psyker)

Just one model this time - my sanctioned psyker.

I only have one of these guys - I might pick up a unit at some point.

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Imperial Guard: Rebasing Project (Part 8 - Rough Riders)

I've got a real soft spot for this unit. It was the first mounted unit I ever attempted and I was nervous about the horses.

At the time I was very pleased with the result (though I could do much better now).

On the other hand they have been utterly disappointing on the battlefield: in every game I've fielded them they have been a bullet-magnet. In fact I don't think they have a single kill to their credit and are normally dead to a man by turn two.

Their day will come.

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Monday, 16 February 2015

Imperial Guard: Rebasing Project (Part 7: Commissars - Part 1)

Another set of models successfully rebased and rephotographed!

It's at times like these you start to regret creating an Imperial Guard army. My current models total is about 180 (including tanks etc.) so I made a rod for my own back deciding to update this lot.

Anyway - keep plugging on...

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Friday, 13 February 2015

Imperial Guard: Rebasing Project (Part 6 - Company Command Squad)

Here is my Company Command squad.

I've moved a few models around in my command squads since I first photographed them. A completely new addition is (back right) a Medic model (looks like he's eating a sandwich!).

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There has been a small amount of repainting too - the commander's had and cloak have become somewhat less garish for a start!

You can't tell from this photo particularly well but I've remodelled the way the Orderly is carrying the banner - previously the banner pole was just clumsily glued to his hand but I've opened the hand up and sculpted some green-stuff fingers to properly grip it now, as well as adjusting the angle at which the banner "blows".

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