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Steel Legion Imperial Guard


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Steel Legion Guy

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Hello everyone!

I have been a long time lurker on this and other forums, and with more free time I wanted to explore having a project log.

My current project is Armageddon Steel Legion guardsmen. I have just started this project and am very exited. I have been playing 40k off and on for around 10 years, playing most armies but always coming back to Imperial Guard. I have a rather large Cadian force with 150+ infantry supported with some artillery. I have always like different sculpts for the guard and I wanted to expand my force with a contingent of a different faction. I have several Chimeras with my Cadians and Armoured Fist style guard in late 8th and early 9th edition has been my favourite play style. Although I recently expanded the Cadians to try all/mostly infantry guard, I thought that having a small force to use the Chimeras while my Cadians stay as all infantry would be an interesting idea. This would give me a couple distinct styles of guard models and also playstyles which for the moderate amount I play 40k would be fun and fluffy at the same time.

I really enjoy painting, and while my Cadian paint scheme was rather quick to paint, I wanted the Steel Legion to take longer, mainly because I wanted to try some new painting techniques. The first is a type of blending on the trench coat, where I use glazes, with a little wet blending to try and have blended highlights. I've never tried this before but videos on Youtube helped a lot. Secondly, I wanted to try ageing and wearing the leather which is all over these older Steel Legion sculpts, whereas for my Cadians I kept things clean. I based them quite simply on an Armageddon Ash Waste themed base which I think brings out the detail in the old metal minis.

Here is the first fire-team,
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I hope that these pictures actually are visible! Photography is certainly something I want to improve upon!

Comments and criticism is appreciated, have a great day.


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Very nice start. I would love to see a comparison of your Cadians



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Looking good - great start. I’m a sucker for the steel legion models. What’s your recipe for the coats?

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Very nice work, I think you've nailed the scheme.



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What everyone else has said. The only comment I have is the goggles. A little more blue would help contrast them a bit more compared when they are on the helmets.


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Good job on the Sons of Armageddon.
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Always loved steel legion. You are doing them justice!

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Nice, I recently ran into the warp (attic) location of my armagheddon steel legion models and couldn't help noticing what nice sculpts they were.

 

You're doing them justice with the paint job.

I might have to restart my steel legion. yes.gif

 

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