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Drill Sergeant
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Hey guys, firstly, been away for a while but now I'm back! Did you even notice I was gone? Either way, my rambling ways are back...............and with a new project. Yes, yes, yes. Another project thread but this will be for EVERYTHING now as I'm sick of looking for them all. A complete collection of all my dry brushed and washed toy soldiers.

Right, what the hell have been up to? Well, at the end of June I'm going to a 40k Doubles tournament and the first army to grace this thread will be that army. Unfortunately........ The army consists of 106 men and I have, what?, 4 more weeks? So the painting will be a bit rushed which is a shame because they're all the old metal Cadians. Still.......... here we go!

Army shot. As you can see......... it's a sea of men. Can you believe all that is only 875pts? Some models still need stripping/basing/undercoating but this is everything.



Now, I did take some close ups of the freehand unit markings and other such goodies but unfortunately the good camera is back in Australia with the MRs....... so you'll have to cope with crappy pics for a few weeks till the camera (and the Wife) gets here.





So thats 20 models done. 86 to go..... still, not bad for 1 weeks work.

Anyway, here's the army list for those interested.


Company Command Squad
-Officer with Power Fist
-4 Vets, Regimental Std, Melta Gun
-Master of Ordinance

Platoon A
-Platoon Command Squad with 2 Melta guns
-2 Infantry squads with Autocannons and Grenade Launchers
-2 Infantry Squads with Lascanons
- Assault Squad with 2 Flamers and 1 Demo Charge

Platoon B
-Platoon Command Squad with 2 Melta guns
-2 Infantry squads with Autocannons and Grenade Launchers
-2 Infantry Squads with Lascanons
- Assault Squad with 2 Flamers and 1 Demo Charge
 

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*sigh* Yet another Borak army thread. WHEN WILL IT END?! :p Welcome back to the UK dude. And couldn't she just mail it to you? ;) Sounds like a challenge, good luck!


Kuffy
 

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Are you alright, Borak old boy? You don't sound your usual chipper self.

Still, a few days chained to the paint station and you will be yourself once again. Here's to it.
 

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Alas, Tis just residing alongside the riff raf in our old colony that has changed me. Fear not! Now I'm back in blightly all will be fine and dandy just you watch!


Well, it's her camera so not really seeing as she does photography as a Hobby. Bit of a shame but I remembered one of my ole mates has a decent camera and he lives fairly near me so I'll get some decent pics on the weekend. Including some new Empire models I've been working on. Whilst I haven't been able to get online I have been doing hobby............in between getting drunk and recovering from hangovers..... It's been a busy week.

I also have a few other side projects going on. One small, pretty and deadly whilst the other is big, ugly and has green things for mates.
 

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Mate!!! you're back!!!
20 mini's in one week is pretty good going dude. Look forward to seeing you back on form when every things landed back to normality :)
 

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Ooooo old metal guard. I've had my steel legion out recently and it is nice to see metal guard hordes. As usual I shall follow this as I have your other projects! Good luck on the painting. The beauty of guard is that a quick paint scheme often looks the best and the testing up can be done later.

A
 

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You mean 18 models, right? Heavy Weapon Crews only count as 1 :p ...and you still need to base them. Otherwise, all those guardsmen look great and I like the Infantry-based list.

Also, no Officer of the fleet? He's almost an auto-include most times though understandable if trying to avoid putting a damper on your opponents' mood/enjoyment of the game (same w/ PBS).

Anyways, keep up the good work on painting those IG.
 

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Kaleb:
Thanks dude. It's nice to be back in ole blighty. As well as on here and painting again. :) I need to get 20models done every week from now though to get the army done....... it's pretty tight.

Commissar:
Aye! Metal guard! I don't do any of that plastic guard nonsense!! After these guys are done I'll crack on with my 100 Kasrkin, then onto my 1500pt Praetorian infantry list......... and then onto the metal catachans...... God bless :D

Certs:
Hey! They're 2 models on one base! They count as 2!!! :p Thanks for reminding me. I have a master of Ordinance. ;) Well, as for the dampner, this is a tourney so I'm fully prepared for uber death Grey Knight lists of beardy pain, and I haven't played 40k since 8th ED Fantasy came out so there is no way in hell we're going to win the tourney. I'm just going mainly to go out and get drunk in Nottingham :D


Kuffy:
Be glad my Mrs does read what? What you wrote? I'd enjoy seeing my lil Mrs beat you senseless (not that it'd take much). As for painting.....well, erm...... going to the pub, sorry. Maybe tomorrow ;)


Might have new Pics tomorrow. You never know!!!
 

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Ok, we have some slightly better photo's. Not great but better :)

Squad 2 of Platoon A. Squad 1 ain't much different.


Close up of sergeant.


The Ace of Diamonds. Playing Cards are going to be a feature in this army :)



Fatigues are Codex grey with 2 washes...... Works alright I think.
 

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Nice there's a good mix of metal and plastic parts. The uniforms are similar to mine although I use German field grey as the base colour. The card in the helmet is a nice touch. What are you going to be doing with the bases?

A
 

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I fully expect to be smashed by small children so I've already accepted utter defeat at the tourney. Your threats are meaningless lol. Should be fun though. My mate is taking a Ork infantry list. Has 50 Orks, 20 Grots and 9 Kans.... add that to my 106 men and it should fill the board!!!!


The bases will be a lot similar to my WHFB Orcs. Sand coloured bases with Dark grey rocks and grass and small bushes here and there.
 

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Great start, just so you know you disgust me with speed and quality of miniatures that you put out.

Looking forward to seeing more, it will be nice to see all your work in one thread instead of trying to keep track of the multitudes of projects you got going.
 

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Thanks Al, I think lol. As for the 'quality' the black is just black spray with 2 highlights, the silver is boltgun with a wash and one highlight and the fatigues are Codex grey with 2 heavy washes. I'm sure you can manage that dude ;) Aye, that's pretty much why I made this thread. It was pissing me off and when I have 2+ Guard Armies, my Orcs, my Empire and maybe another Chaos army down the line I figured the amount of threads would be getting beyond a joke.


Anyway, this last two days progress on batch number 2. Fatigues, Black/Armour and the silver is done.




Tomorrow, if I have time, will be the Brown/straps. Thursday will be faces/eyes and Friday all the other bits like unit markings, grenades and other fiddly bits. All the bases will be done last, all together, when all the men are painted.
 

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Outstanding work as always, Lord Borak. You have inspired me to up the anti in Junes ToXG - if you can paint two ten man squads in a week, I have to try and at least match that in a month. Looking forward to seeing more photos, and have some rep for the swift work.
 

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Thanks Al, I think lol. As for the 'quality' the black is just black spray with 2 highlights, the silver is boltgun with a wash and one highlight and the fatigues are Codex grey with 2 heavy washes. I'm sure you can manage that dude ;) Aye, that's pretty much why I made this thread. It was pissing me off and when I have 2+ Guard Armies, my Orcs, my Empire and maybe another Chaos army down the line I figured the amount of threads would be getting beyond a joke.
I would love to say yup I can deal with that, but I can't, and I don't entirely beleive you. I swear I must do washes and crap wrong cos mine just don't look very good.

Echoing what Praxis said though, I will attempt to paint less in longer and be satisfied if they look nearly as good :)
 

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Are you mad? there's nowt wrong with your stuff lol. What do you use for washes though? I'm using a 50/50 mix of Devlan Mud and Badab Black wash on the clothes and metal (seriously, it's like wonder wash). Just watering down paint doesn't give you the same finish.... ?

Cheers though guys, but these guys do need to be done quick like. The tournament is barely over 4 weeks away and my Mrs gets back in just over 3 weeks time so I've pretty much just got 3 more weeks to paint EVERYTHING.... Painting these 20 guys doesn't even put me half way lol. However, I'm not working at the moment so I can just spend a whole day painting. Maybe thats it?



Cheers for the Rep Praxis :)
 
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