I have always been a huge fan of the Imperial Guard and have been part of the B&C for a couple of years now, some of you may remember my Steel Legion Army thread from last year. However, if my name wasn't obvious enough, My favourite regiment is the Mordian Iron Guard. I have been collecting them for over a decade and have a sizable force. The problem is that the paint job across the whole army is awful. Most of it was painted by a much younger me who had no interest in things like "two thin coats" and "washes". Also many of the model were painted as part of a last minute rush before various tournaments. Many models were bought second hand and just given a new, thick, lick of paint. As a result many of the models are in a sad way with either the paint chipping off (I didn't undercoat a single model) or them suffering from potato face (too many layers of paint).
Because of this I starting using the Mordians less and less, and turned to collecting new armies that I took much more care to build and paint. Naturally I wanted to use my good looking armies over my crummy looking one. But whilst I enjoyed using the Black Templars and GSC, at the back of my mind I knew something was missing. Cult Ambush and fancy tactics were all well and good, but what I missed was being able to drown my enemies in wave after wave of infantry and tanks.
Therefor, after many long months of exploring other armies, I have decided to return to my beloved Mordian Iron Guard. I will restore them to their former glory and return them to being my primary fighting force. The task ahead of me is monumental. I have over 400 Infantry and at least 20 tanks that need not only stripping and repainting, but many of them are battered and broken. This will be a very long ongoing project I predict will take well over a year to accomplish, I wouldn't be surprised if I am still doing this by the end of 2020!
My plan is to do this in bite size chunks whilst also have other smaller projects going on at the same time, to help break up the monotony. I have to finish of the GSC, Templars and World Eaters, but I figured I better start now, even if it is just 3-4 models a week at first.
I have already chosen the paint scheme and I learnt some lessons from my other projects. As I will be painting so many men and I prefer to use mass infantry armies, super fine detail is not required. I got very bogged down with my Cult army because the paint scheme I choose was over complicated. The key to this project will be "less is more". A simple paint scheme done well will look good and stop me from getting burned out (which I experienced hard with my GSC).
I have started this thread to help me stay motivated. I have done painting threads before on the B&C and they have always been great sources of encouragement and help, you guys are awesome!
I have painted 6 models under the new scheme. The 3 regimental advisers, a classic metal Mordian and 2 converted Cadians with Victoria Miniature heads.
Well that is all for now. I have made the thread and I am committed! Wish me luck and the Emperor Protects
Edited by Mordian Glory, 22 October 2019 - 04:15 PM.