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Guards, Guards, Guards

Guards, Guards, Guards

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Project Blog by hairybrains

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About the Project

I took the plunge for a 40k weekend virtual ticket and opted for Imperial Guard

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Forging On

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Its been a while since the last update but I have been making good progress, everything is pretty much finished now apart from the shoulder decal and I am on the hunt for something I like as it didn’t want them to all be cadian’s and that seemed the only option on the decal sheet they came with

Forging On

I’ve also painted some scenery from kill team following John’s excellent vlog as I would like to try some photos from them in amongst the scenery once they are complete.
I also couldn’t resist the new shinney any longer and added these:

setbacks and silver linings

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setbacks and silver linings

I had a bit of setback with these while painting the guardsmen, my brassy brass dropper bottle got blocked and I squeezed a bit hard and sprayed the paint over everything on the table including these tanks.

However I took this an excuse to repaint them I felt that the camo strips had almost faded to nothing once the wash was applied.

setbacks and silver linings

The guardsmen are nearly done now, just started on the command squad. I was going to add some wasteland tuffs to the bases, however I haven’t used the tuffs before should I spray some varnish on before or after adding the tuffs, or doesn’t it matter?

Nearly there

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Nearly there

Nearly there with emperors finest, just some tiding up to be done and then on to some basing.

Hordes are built

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All Built and base coatedAll Built and base coated

All the infantry are built and base coated, time to put the weekender on and paint some minis

Beyond the weekend

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Beyond the weekend

Trying to keep the weekend momentum going, got stuck into building some more troopers.

Really enjoyed the weekend, looking forward to the next one.

Finished for the Day

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Finished for the Day

Finally finished for the day and I have got the whole getting started box assembled and painted. Very pleased with that and enjoyed the whole weekend specially seeing what everyone else has been up to.

I’ve also managed to get the two more Leman Russ’s painted except for the colour panels on the front this weekend although I had assembled them prior to this weekend, just 29 more troopers, 2 heavy weapons teams, a command team and 2 commissars to go!

Sunday Progress

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Sunday Progress

Got the commissar finished last night, and spent the morning working on the tanks.

Sunday Progress

Got all the base colours down, washed it and dry brushed the whole thing and started on the metallic.

I’ve also started the bases for the troops pictures in a bit.

troopers done

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The troopers are finally finished, I would have posted earlier but I sliced my thumb quite badly while taking the mortar off its base. Just the commissar and the tank left plus bases for them all

Saturday, Day 2

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Saturday, Day 2

So been working all morning, got the armour finished and some colour on the weapons. I did think I would be further along but I hope to get these done today and the leman Russ tomorrow

Friday Progress

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Friday Progress

The plan for the weekend is get everything in the box painted and donning the COG t-shirt I’ve made a start just after lunch. As I have three of these boxes plus some other stuff anything else I get done is a bonus.

First Model builtFirst Model built

I left the tracks off this as I am going to spray them separately and apply them once the base colours are done on the main body.

Friday Progress

After an unexpected interruption, I’ve finally got everything built. I’ve superglued them to their bases for now so I have something to hold while painting them but I will make some cork bases for them once they are painted.

Base colours doneBase colours done

Sprayed these between thunderstorms so the finish might not be the best

Uniform paintedUniform painted

I’ve done the trousers and the tunic with contrast paint

Friday Progress

Last post for today, the first coat of the armour colour is done, looks like I need another one as the coverage is patchy at best.

Pleased to get this far today after the earlier holdup, maybe I can get these finished by the end of the weekend?

Finished Armour Test

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Finished Armour Test

Finally finished the tank, it has some brass now and the front panel on the sides are painted to match the guardsman’s armour.

I may try some pigment powders later to add some weathering but I am pretty happy with that.

Armour Test paint scheme

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This my Tech-Command Leman Russ (Leman Russ with a command sprue)

Basecoat of Mechanicus Standard Grey, with some airbrush patches of Vallejo grey primer.

I then washed the side with Vallejo black wash and then wiped most of it off with downward stokes (I’ve only done the side at the moment as I am still deciding if I should dry brush first and then wash it or wash it then dry brush it).

Armour Test paint scheme

So here it is with the main colours done with washing and drybrushing all done. Gunmetal is the colour on the tracks and gunbarrel all washed with Vallejo black wash.

I am thinking trying to bring the green/blue colour from the guardsmen’s armour over onto the tank some where, maybe the front panel on the side or plates on the side of the turret.

I also want to add some brass to this so it has a bit more tie in with the trooper.

Lots to Paint

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Lots to Paint

So I joined Justin in the I cant wait stakes, and I have all this for my force. I already had the Tech-Command sitting around unopened and the sprue on the right is a little extra from Warren with my last order from the OTT store, thanks again.

Base colours

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He’s had a head swap with from british heads from anvil industry’s so I can have Britannia flavour to the regiment

The is a test for the paint scheme

This is the base colours, Mechanicus Standard Grey base with a Grey Seer zenith all out of a rattle cans

The trousers are Basilicanum Grey

The jacket it space wolves grey

The boots are Mechanicus Standard Grey

The leather belt, straps and gaiters as leather brown

The Gun is a monster brown stock and brassy brass on the body with agrax earthshade wash over both and leadbelcher with a nuln oil wash on the barrel and magazine

The armour is Thousand Sons Blue with akhelian green over the top

The flesh is wraithbone with guilliman flesh over top with steel legion drab hair