Thursday, 31 May 2012

More Meat For The Grinder

 A few weeks ago I aquired 54 Cadian's, all rather poorly painted, but in most cases well put together. After having them sit in a Dettol bath to strip the paint (and then several days in water to try and get the dettol gunk off them) for a week, I managed to make a start.
The Guard in the middle has some sand gunked to the side of his face, an after effect of the Dettol bath, but now painted just looks like a real bad burn, not bad.
The fellow on the end originally had a regualr helmet head, but the glue weakened and it fell off, so I used a Catachan tank crew head.
 Nothing really unique about these five save for the Sgt, he has the newer issue Cadian tank crew head.
The full squad ready for deployment. You can see more clearly the Catachan head in the back rank.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Monday, 21 May 2012

Creed and Sgt

Lord Castellan Creed alongside a Sergeant of the Albion 13th.
Creed is the older metal version, none of this Finecast crap for me! The Sergeant is the first of a batch of 54 Cadians I bought 2nd hand and stripped in a Dettol bath. I had to change his head though as it had a Vox Caster helmet. I replaced it with the Cadian tank driver helmet, which I think is a nifty little head for an officer/NCO.

Monday, 14 May 2012

AutoCannon Team's

Figured it was well past time to add a few more Heavy Weapons teams to go along with the Mortar squad I made some back in 2009. Now I have enough parts to carry on building 3 more Lascannon and 3 Heavy Bolter teams. Fun stuff.

I also aquired 54 painted plastic Guardsmen this week, they are currently enjoying a bath in Dettol to strip the caked on paint.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Imperial Tanks

I started painting my Imperial Guard back in February 2009, and in all that time I haven't painted a single tank, I did buy one off ebay back in May 2009, the old style Demolisher, and it has sat for all those years gathering dust, that was until this weekend just gone.
I also picked up one of the new Chimera kits on Saturday, I decided to go with a Heavy Bolter load out.
Now I just need to decide if I want to repaint the "Lemon Ross" (that's what it was called on ebay in 2005 and explains how I got it for about £3) I have, and some how acquire another Chimera turret for the wreck I have sat in the cupboard.