Friday, 27 March 2015

Imperial Guard: Rebasing Project (Part 19 - Heavy Weapons Squad 3)

Here is the third of my four Heavy Weapons teams. Like most of my armies, this is built from bits of scrap I picked up from ebay, hence the mixture of metal and plastic models and the mismatch between flat and bevelled bases.

It's not an ideal way to build an army as you do get oddities like the base mismatching (which I try to make happen less these days) but at least you do get your army for a fraction of the money of buying new.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Imperial Guard: Sentinel Platoon (Part 4 - Armoured Sentinels with Plasma Cannons)

I've now completed work on the second full squadron of Sentinels for my Sentinel Platoon.

I'm already really excited about this - as well as an Apocalypse formation it occurred to me that these chaps would make an interesting Kill-Team.



Anyway - that makes it 7 Sentinels down, 3 to go. Watch this space...

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Imperial Guard: Rebasing Project (Part 18 - Commissars Part 2)

Here is my second collection of Commissar models that are often found accompanying the terrified Guardsmen on the battlefield.

My other Commissars (and the "before" pic that accompanies them can be found here:

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Monday, 23 March 2015

Imperial Guard: Rebasing Project (Part 17 - Platoon Squad 5)

Getting into the last few units of foot troops now. Just a few left to go.

One of the things that alwas happens to me at times like this is that I find myself noticing thigs I never noticed before. In this case it's that this unit has for some reason got *two* special weapons troopers in it, but one of them is wielding a plasma gun that hasn't had the plasma detail picked out in paint.

I'll have to address both those things. Something's been swapped somewere 'cos he's not in the "before" pic.

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Monday, 16 March 2015

Imperial Guard: Rebasing Project (Part 16 - Platoon Squad 7)

Grind, grind, grind.

Ever more units to rebase.

I almost forgot how big this army was.

You may notice that this unit departs from the normal grey uniforms of the rest of my force. Also that they are a (comparatively) modern Catachan unit as opposed to my normal vintage troops.

There's a good reason for both of these things.

For a couple of Codex editions the rules supported the inclusion of prisoners into the Guard as Penal troops paying off their debt to the Emperor.

So I went all "Con-Air" and produced these guys for a laugh.

The rules no longer support that option, but I like the unit so I'm keeping it as-is.

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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Imperial Guard: Valkyrie (Rephotographed)

I took the time to rephotograph my Valkyrie on the rocky/snowy background I recently built for taking snaps of minis on.

It's a vast improvement on my sofa, but it is a little tricky to fit large models into.

Anyway - since I'm updating the bases on all of my Imperial Guard and snapping them on this background it seemed wise to do the same for the Valkyrie.

The process of creating this model is blogged here if anyone's interested.





Some other photos of the model (without the background but showing the magnetised options) can be found here:

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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Imperial Guard: Sentinel Platoon (Part 3 - Scout Sentinel Squadron)

Here I am proud to present the first full squadron of Sentinels for my Platoon.

I have started with Scout Sentinels as they are moderately more difficult to paint due to being open-topped and also because my Guard had two of these models in it already which I have broken down, rebuilt and repainted.

I'm pleased with the results.



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