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About three weeks ago I started a completely new Imperial Guard army. In the past I had always played a gunline style army, but with the new rules and the new (to me) codex, I decided that it was time for some mechanized heroics.
I'll just post updates as I finish models and post what techniques and paints I'm using in case anyone might possibly see something they like and want to know how it was accomplished.
... and here we go:
This was about two weeks ago. I had just finished assembling the last batch of chimeras and assembled my army in all it's pre technicolor glory!
The next step was to get an initial base color on the models. In the past I have started by priming most of my models black and then painting everything over black primer, but this time I wanted to go with a slightly different approach.
I chose to spray paint the models with the base color that I planned on using for the majority of the surface area, which in this case was their uniforms. I knew that I planned on using a dark brown ink wash on them so I decided to start off with a lighter color green than usual so that after washing the models, it would end up at the color I wanted.
The spray I used was quite a surprise. I picked up a few cans of Flames of War British Armour Green spray paint at my local hobby shop and painstakingly sprayed all of the models that I could in one afternoon.
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Just a couple hours ago I finished basing the models in the first squad. I like to finish one squad completely with the idea that I have in mind before I get too far into painting the whole army. This way, if I decide that I absolutely hate what I came up with, I can sell the squad on ebay, buy ten more guardsmen and start over. lol
Anyhow, I'm satisfied with how the first squad turned out and this is going to be the paint scheme for the rest of them for certain.
Wow, very nice, your painting is very clean and sharp.
And to my surprise I like the scheme very much. When I was thinking about the scheme for my army, I knew I absolutely didn't want anything with green, as there are green guardsmen on almost every art and too many Cadian 8th clones, but yours is great. It looks very fresh
I made a cheap light box from stuff I had laying around and a couple of lights from wally world. It's not perfect and the lighting could use some work. I figured out the super macro settings on my camera and how to adjust the white balance to filter out the tungsten that was making my pictures all yellow.
I like the results so far, just need to print out a couple of interesting backgrounds because the plain white is just kinda... meh.
Last edited by H0urg1ass; March 29th, 2011 at 05:43.
I'm not a big fan of the colors of the uniforms, but nice work on you paint in any case.
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