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501st Swaibian, olde Cadian style

Imperial Guard IG AM WIP Astra Militarum

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So this is the beginning of the WIP for my Imperial Guard! The Commissars have been looming over me and sadly they haven't forgotton my promise to make a thread for my IG army laugh.png I've painted two models so far thanks to some Barracks events but I have a load more to do yet. Some are ready to go, others are taking a Dettol bath tongue.png

 

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It's a simple yet effective scheme. Nice and grimdarkian - the only difference is that I intend to use Armageddon Dust for their bases instead of the modelling sand used here. I use it so much with my other armies I want to do something different!

 

Took me a while but I found the old fluff I wrote for the ancient Blood and Glory barracks event:

 

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I am committed, then! I shall rustle up a squad or two over the next few days and start the ball rolling smile.png


Edited by Arkaniss, 07 August 2018 - 07:40 AM.

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Nice work, is that an old metal Cadian, holding the plasma gun?


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My (very slow) Alpha Legion blog for the Horus Heresy:

 http://www.bolterand...y-alpha-legion/

 

My (hopefully not any slower than the above) Imperial Guard blog:

http://www.bolterand...3rd-army-group/

 


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Ah, I also found a bit of old fluff for my first model painted!

 

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Adds some flavour to the Regiment smile.png I shall have to make this Captain Booth of which I spoke tongue.png

 

Edit: Hello Harrowmaster! Thanks for the post, yes indeed the old metal Cadians. The entire army is!


Edited by Arkaniss, 03 August 2018 - 11:28 AM.

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Ah, very nice they're some great sculpts, I've found that a bit with GW that some of the old metals are lovely (scouts and Kasrkin come to mind).


My (very slow) Alpha Legion blog for the Horus Heresy:

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Yes I agree, I have some old Stormies too (the ones before Kasrkin) and they are wonderful models. I used to have some of the metal Scouts but I gave them away to someone years ago and I regret it now!


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A good start :) Along with the old Stormtrooper models too the army will have lots of character and history :tu:


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Great fluff! Love to see some background for the guardsmen!
What’s the story on guardsman Zweit?
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Cheers snorkle! I poked around and found the fluff I wrote for the Plasmagunner smile.png

 

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I've rustled up some Guardsmen and even some slotta bases so I hope to have something to show in the next couple of days thumbsup.gif


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Excellent lore so far Arkaniss and glad to see you heeded the Commissars advice :tu:

However I am concerned all this pen pushing is detracting from the task at hand:
Painted guardsmen and pictures! ;) :D
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Cheers duz - I'm on it! I've gathered enough for a squad but I'm seeing if I can push it to two squads :D I've got some super glue now so when I get some spare time I'll have them based and undercoated ready for inspection ;)


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Time for an update! Sadly no pictures to show yet but that's because there is nothing yet worth showing... :P

 

I've gathered 20 models to make a couple of squads and I'm in the process of cleaning them up after stripping the previous (terribad) paint job. Those who have done this know how slow and tedious that can be! All that detail with it's nooks and crevices wallbash.gifIt's one of those little and often jobs.

 

I've also got a Lieutenant and Commissar ready so well on the way to a Battalion to get me started :tu: A group shot for next week I reckon, then you can all harass me about when I'm getting them painted laugh.png 


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Dettol + ultrasonic cleaner makes life a lot easier

Although at some point I find you just have to leave some of the stubborn stuff there. Once its painted back up you never know it wasn't fully stripped.
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Yep that's what I use. I will clear out the larger bits but I won't get every last bit of old paint - that way lies madness! Some models came up better than others. I am curious to see the batch I've left in the Dettol for months. I'm expecting/hoping great things from that gestation period teehee.gif


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So as usual things didn't go as I originally planned, I ended up distracted by Kill Team. Which is very good if you've not tried it yet!

 

Anyway, I have gotten somewhat back on track:

 

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It seems I never learn my lesson - I recall grumbling about stripping too many models before and I did the same again tongue.png Took me a while but they came up really well. Then again I used dettol and an ultrasonic cleaner on them then left them pickling in the dettol for months... so I can recommend this method as highly successful if anyone else is stripping models sweat.gif

 

Next step is to start assembling a few so I can get a legal squad smile.png


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That's a lot of metal! Also quite a bit of work so painting will be the downhill part now :)


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So I'm currently hobbying away on another project but my idea for 2019 is to switch between things to hopefully avoid burnout - and my current plans are nearing an end and I find myself pondering my next move...

 

Which the commissariat may be please to read is my IG! :D That said I'd like some help. For those that don't know the olde Cadians I'm using didn't use bases for their heavy weapons so that's something I'll be adding. I have some bases ready but I'm stuck with what terrain to use to spice them up?

 

I'm going for an urban/rubble type basing so I'm thinking ruins, walls, rubble and sandbags etc... If anyone has any links or examples for me that would be awesome :tu: My searchfu is pretty bad and I've struggled to find anything inspiring sweat.gif


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This does please the commissariat indeed :tu:
Although further investigation into these other projects distracting you from your regimental duties will be required ...

Secret Weapon has some great options
http://www.secretwea...=index&cPath=52
I like their ruined jersey barriers
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Cheers Duz! I checked them out, I think the jersey barriers might be a bit too tall though? The picture has them on the ground next to a model on a base, so putting it on the base would make them too big. I did like the broken columns - that's given me another item idea to put on bases :)



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I got them to use with my HWT's 

They are just the right size for my Mordian Heavy bolters, maybe slightly tall given theyre sitting down, but not noticable

Unfortunately I don't have a pic of them, but I have mocked them up to see

This is the best I can give you for scale, although its not the best for that purpose

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GW does some terrainy bits like crates and such, might be a bit old now but serviceable? Sandbags from the HWT sprue are good and you can always GS some more, I imagine there's other ranges that do appropriately sizes sandbags but I'm not familiar with them sadly.


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Yeah that's what I mean, without the 25mm base it'd look too tall? I'll see if I can scrounge up some bits to use and I'll also check GW! I remember the old crates and stuff I'm not sure if you can still get them?



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There's some crates and the like with the containers, this is the old accessory set I was thinking of but not all of it is suitable so I think sourcing some third party sandbags is a good start?


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Well, here's a surprise they still do it! https://www.games-wo...Accessories-Set

 

Also the Munitorum Container kits come with some barrels and stuff so I think I'm set to get started biggrin.png Cheers for the help thumbsup.gif

 

Edit: Heh, great minds think alike? ;)


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Can't wait to see more of this project! Inspiring to get my metal guard going again . They've been sitting in simple green for about a year now. Should be about time to get them out and start scrubbing.

 

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I started off with gravel for urban theme but moved to some resin bases off ebay. Used GW hero bases as appropriate for chars. Pics here http://www.bolterand...ax-hammers-wip/


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