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Good afternoon everyone,

The other night I painted a test model for my guard, and then finished the squad. Plus the company commander. Can’t have a company without a commander. Or a plt.... crap, I need two plt’s for a company and two squads for a platoon minimum. Not the point.

So here they are, what do you guys think? I still haven’t finished the lasguns and the bases.

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I have two questions for you seasoned veterans who have survived 14 minutes in the guard. First, I currently have 38 infantrymen, with 3 squad leaders, 3 vox casters, 3 plasma guns, and a grenade launcher(the rest are lasguns). two company commanders, and a weapons team with three mortars. This is almost 300 points. Not enough to play with in any capacity. Should I buy more now, long before I plan to finish what I currently have? Or should I wait. I don’t plan on getting any tanks, this will be pure bodies. As captain zap brannigan said, “I’ll bravely send wave after wave of my own men to their deaths to win the war”.

Second question. Looking at a mordern theme, how should I do the las guns.

New question, I wanna do red plasma coils. Does anyone know a recipe for that?
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Looks nice and clean.  Is that just contrast paints?  A simple shade and drybrush, and picking out the aquilas and the sergeant's chevrons would do wonders imho.  I like the camo.  You have some frosting in the recesses like on the boots, you can just wet that down with regular water and let it dry to fix it.

I think black with metal would look good on the weapons.  Red is traditional but wouldn't work with red plasma.  Maybe olive drab?  Personally, I would go with black weapons and then work in olive drab as a tertiary color like you see on troops deployed in the Middle East, maybe on backpacks and random armor sections to look like they've had to resupply and didn't have the right camo scheme available.



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Looks quite Iraq-War/ Desert Storm to me, but it works.
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Looks quite Iraq-War/ Desert Storm to me, but it works.


Yeah, I wanted digital, but it just didn’t work out that way. I’ll stick with this, it’s a lot easier.
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I like the guardsmen's camouflage pattern. Excellent work.
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Always good to see another camouflage scheme, it works nicely for a desert theme :) For the guns a black or very dark grey would work best I think, but all metal should also be fine. If you want a more modern look to them, a Leadbelcher followed by a few coats of black wash should give a nice gun metal look without much work :tu:

 

If you don't want any tanks then you're definitely going to need a lot more troops :lol: It's always best to finish what you have before getting more, though most of us struggle here ;) When you say "tanks" do you mean Russes or all armour so no artillery? Tanks are hard to pass up for Guard as they are good and do most of the heavy lifting in a list, they'd also look great in your colour scheme so another reason to work in batches in case you change your mind... :P


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So it’s not what I wanted, but I kinda like how the plasma gun came out.... idk, what do you guys think.

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The plasma looks good!  Is that as in Quantico, VA marine base?  And...why don't you want any vehicles...?



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The plasma looks good! Is that as in Quantico, VA marine base? And...why don't you want any vehicles...?


It is, and because I want to just have a whole swarm of guard. Two hundred plus guard. I don’t yet know how I will distinguish veterans from regulars, but I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it.

Thanks, I wasn’t sure about it to be honest. I was really thinking lightsaber red.
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That’s what I thought you were going for, you don’t see red plasma often. 



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I think it looks good, if you want a more red appearance then it should just be a case of adding more red?


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If you guys like it I’m going to keep it. I can always change it when I get more.
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Here’s what I’m looking at expanding my forces to


++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium - Astra Militarum) [40 PL, 612pts] ++

+ HQ +

Company Commander [2 PL, 31pts]: Boltgun, Chainsword

Lord Commissar [4 PL, 39pts]: Plasma pistol, Power sword

+ Troops +

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 52pts]
. 7x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Sergeant: Laspistol

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 52pts]
. 7x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Sergeant: Laspistol

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 52pts]
. 7x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Sergeant: Laspistol

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 57pts]
. 6x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Heavy Weapon Team: Autocannon
. Sergeant: Laspistol

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 57pts]
. 6x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Heavy Weapon Team: Autocannon
. Sergeant: Laspistol

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 57pts]
. 6x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Heavy Weapon Team: Autocannon
. Sergeant: Laspistol

+ Elites +

Command Squad [2 PL, 35pts]
. Veteran w/ Regimental Standard: Regimental Standard
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Sniper rifle
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Sniper rifle
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Sniper rifle

Commissar [2 PL, 20pts]: Bolt pistol, Power sword

Platoon Commander [2 PL, 20pts]: Laspistol

Special Weapons Squad [2 PL, 33pts]: 3x Guardsman
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher

Veterans [5 PL, 74pts]
. Veteran Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol
. 4x Veteran w/ Lasgun
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Veteran Weapon Team: Missile launcher

+ Heavy Support +

Heavy Weapons Squad [3 PL, 33pts]
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
. Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar

++ Total: [40 PL, 612pts] ++
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Looking great! Really like the scheme and the army style smile.png

 

I like the plasma, I think it looks pretty unique. If you wanted to go for a more lightsabre red I could recommend going for Mephiston Red and then wash with Carroburg Crimson. It wont "glow" but should still look good.

 

For the guns you could go for a black body, with silver barrel, magazine, grip and stock. Then do the symbol gold. I had that on my old paint scheme and it looked fine.


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My first finished squad!!!! 261 more to go!

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Always good to see the first squad come together, they look great :tu: Now to keep the others coming... ;)

 

After a couple more squads it'd be good to keep your painting queue fresh every so often, add in something different so you don't get burnt out on the rank and file. HQs, HWTs and of course auxiliaries if you want something really different :)


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Auxiliaries is what exactly?
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Militarum Auxilla - the abhuman support for the Guard in Ratlings and Ogryns :)


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Good job.
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They look fantastic, really good effort. My only tiny recommendation would be to maybe do something with the emblems, the skull and wing on the guns+helmet and the chest aquila. Maybe go for a dark gold and then wash with nuln oil to dim it further. However I know you are going for a realistic colour scheme so it may not be appropriate :)

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Thanks for the suggestion mordian glory, I think I’ll finish a few squads and crank them all out at once that way I’m not opening the pot for such a small amount of paint. And it will be nice and uniformed.

This scheme is actually so much easier to paint than my Marines. With the red trims and white gloves and belts and hands, blue the gold all over the place, and painting the we lense three times. These guys are cake by comparison. I just knocked out a mortar team in 4 days, just 10 hours.

Here’s some pictures

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Don’t expect an update for a bit, to keep myself from burning out im going to switch between these guys and Marines, so next will be a redemptor and then I’ll come back and do another guard squad.

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Looking good - to echo what the others have said though, perhaps picking out at least the chest Aquila - maybe in Eshin Grey? something like the subdued non bright flags on modern uniforms?


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You're a skilled painter, but why are the guardsmen wearing desert camouflage in an urban environment, as their bases suggest? They stand out a lot, which is practically begging for an enemy sniper to ventilate them.
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What prevents a desert or desert planet having cities? Or is the army supposed to stop on the border with their change of clothes ready laugh.png


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Warrior fish has the right idea. This just looks cool.
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