Friday, April 5, 2019

Imperial Guard WIP


















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.

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  1. Looks great. I'm really diggin' the OSL form the plasma weapons. I'm not typically into that effect, but you've done a very convincing job there.

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    1. It is fairly simple. Paint the glowing areas white and then airbrush a translucent fluorescent paint over it. If you want to really push t, you can paint hot spots white again during several successive fluorescent sprays.

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  2. Really liking this color scheme! So yeah, go for a Kill Team, that's preferable to painting 190 of...well, anything!

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    1. I may paint more. What is the minimum I need for a small army? These guys are just so much fun!

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    2. The magic 32 is the minimum really... as a CP farm Detachment to your real army... or a Guard army minimum is about 300+

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  3. Love the chipping effect and the colour scheme as well as the OSL. These almost look like filtered photos like graphic novel-cartoony, such smooth blending. Great job

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    1. Thank you! These surprised me as I painted them.

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