Thursday, May 9, 2019
I've had these models sitting in their little Forgeworld baggie for years. Now or never!
The first step was laying down all of the base colors. I've added some shading, but realized that I missed a lot of little details. These guys are really small. Even smaller than in the photos, so they are eye strain inducing! That said, I love the little diorama that these guys produce. The guardsman pleading before the quartermaster to avoid summary execution. I have no idea what this squad does in game. Anyone know what they do in this edition?
Friday, April 19, 2019
This rather German looking guy is a Cadian banner bearer, holding the battle flag of Cadia. Shame Cadia fell, but it gave me motivation to build this army. I mean not army. I am definitely not building an army of these guys. Won't happen.
On a more serious note...my god these flags take a long time to paint. This guy is still WIP after 5 hours of painting!
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
The test bases from the weapon teams looked spot on, so I painted up a bunch of old 25mm bases for the infantry and got to painting. I think I matched the color pretty well. I love the contrast between the miniatures and the bases. Don't worry, weathering power will be added to the model's feet to tie them into the overall scene. I'm really having fun with these old models.
Monday, April 15, 2019
I enjoyed the first batch of guard so much I decided to paint all of my remaining Cadians in one go. I am certain this will not form an army, but I'm happy with how these guys look and am having fun. That is what matters after all.
Friday, April 5, 2019
I'm still sick with convention-crud picked up at Adepticon, so I've had to quarantine myself away for a few days. This has given me time to experiment with some new Imperial Guard color schemes. Initially I just wanted to play around with Secret Weapon Miniatures Dark Rubber paint. However, after making this weird not-squad, I'm pretty close to wanting an entire army of these guys. I think I may have judged the old GW plastic Cadian boxes poorly. These are pretty cool minis. Sure they have mold lines in inconvenient places, and some really odd faces, but overall, these minis rock. I'm surprised. Now I only have to paint 190 more of them to have a force. Maybe I'll just make this a kill team after all.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
I've had this Abaddon and Loken diorama for years sitting half finished in my display cabinet. A trip to Adepticon and a purchase of Secret Weapons Miniatures rubber colored paint gave me the push to get this done once I got back.(well, that and the horrific cold I picked up). Could I push the shadows a bit? Yes. Could I highlight the leather some more? Yes. Will I? No. I am content knowing this half finished diorama is no longer in my cabinet. I'm tempted to remove the miniatures from the larger base and let them stand with the other infantry, but for now, they are locked in this fight pose.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
A few years ago, I found my original IG army and started paint stripping models that I might want to eventually repaint. These two sentinels were part of that effort. First painted decades ago, these guys got a quick lick of paint last night. I didn't want to spend too much time on them, but I wanted them to exist as finished models again. They don't go with any army I have. These guys are just one-offs that will sit in a cabinet and fuel my nostalgia. I just love seeing these old tiny things. A Primaris is almost as tall as these guys. That's how small they are!
Saturday, March 16, 2019
This helicopter was flown by a friend of mine. It took me a long time to start, but it is finally nearing completion. After building the SWIFT boat for another friend, I was a little skittish about scale models. However, nothing really compares to making a model for a friend. I recommend that everyone give that a shot sometime. We paint up toys in vast quantities, but to paint something with meaning is quite different.