Jump to content


Photo

Jen's Imperial Guard Army


  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#1 Jen

Jen

    Uber-Mensch

  • Bones Supporter
  • 614 posts

Posted 24 October 2009 - 01:39 PM

My husband and I used to play 40K. We don't anymore, but we still have a few armies in various stages of paintedness.

So, for this year's project, I have pulled out his Imperial Guard.

Attached File  guard.jpg   424.46KB   64 downloads

That's something close to 200 infantry, officers, and other guys. There's also half a dozen or so tanks and some walkers that aren't pictured.

This is probably the biggest project I've tried to take on all at once. Since I'll be doing other stuff at the same time, I expect it'll probably take about a year to complete. Assuming I don't find more infantry. When I was cleaning 'em up and primering them, every box I opened seemed to be more infantry. :blink:

I forsee lots and lots of Devlan Mud in my future.

2014 Stats: 22 painted, 21 purchased. 22/2 - 21 = -10

 

My painting blog: http://minipainterjen.blogspot.com/


#2 fodder

fodder

    Instigator

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 138 posts

Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:47 AM

Good luck! As cool as IG were, they get a little blah after a while. I hope you find some noninfantry stuff to break up the monotany.
Well, somebody's shootin' somebody. Let's us go find us a war.

My Blog: http://votomguy.blogspot.com

#3 wyrmgear

wyrmgear

    Uber-Mensch

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 568 posts

Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:25 PM

Holy smokes that's a ton of models! I attempted to paint a Lizardmen army this year, deciding this would be the year I stopped just painting and start playing. I got one unit done and was so bored with the painting I quit. I still have the rest of the army sitting on a shelf...

Best of luck to you in this endeavor!
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. ~Benjamin Franklin

The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse. ~Author Unknown

#4 Lastman

Lastman

    Master

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 904 posts

Posted 29 October 2009 - 04:51 PM

There's a movie on Netflix called the Mutant Chronicles that sounds stupid, but I watched it anyway and was pleasantly surprised. The on-topic part of this post is that it's about IG vs. Chaos and mutants, though not officially.

#5 Jen

Jen

    Uber-Mensch

  • Bones Supporter
  • 614 posts

Posted 29 October 2009 - 07:41 PM

Mutant Chronicles is its own game universe and system...well, a number of systems. There was a board game, a 40K-like minis game, there's some other minis game out now with pre-done plastic figures, I think there may have even been an RPG at some point, and I'm pretty sure there was a card game. Probably some other incarnations that I don't know about, too.

But I do have a few figures from their original minis game.

2014 Stats: 22 painted, 21 purchased. 22/2 - 21 = -10

 

My painting blog: http://minipainterjen.blogspot.com/


#6 Jen

Jen

    Uber-Mensch

  • Bones Supporter
  • 614 posts

Posted 31 October 2009 - 12:55 PM

Okay, here we go! First squad:

Attached File  squad1.jpg   319.14KB   19 downloads

I think the big overcoats will make these guys quick, relatively. The coats are going to be beige. I might go blue, olive green, or a redder brown on the pants and stuff; haven't decided yet.

2014 Stats: 22 painted, 21 purchased. 22/2 - 21 = -10

 

My painting blog: http://minipainterjen.blogspot.com/


#7 Nanite

Nanite

    Nattering Nabob

  • Members
  • 3592 posts

Posted 31 October 2009 - 05:33 PM

Valhallans! One of the classics. Looking forward to your progress!

Custom toys, art, and sundries here.

 

And a Twitter!

 

 


#8 Jen

Jen

    Uber-Mensch

  • Bones Supporter
  • 614 posts

Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:25 PM

It's been a while, but I have made some progress. These guys were actually done a couple weeks ago, but I've been holiday busy and haven't had a chance to get them up before now.

Attached File  squad2.jpg   814.13KB   35 downloads

Asute observers will notice the squad got bigger since I started it. I did some math, and in order to get everything to break down evenly decided to stick a couple extra guys into each group.

2014 Stats: 22 painted, 21 purchased. 22/2 - 21 = -10

 

My painting blog: http://minipainterjen.blogspot.com/


#9 Heisler

Heisler

    Auctioneer at Large

  • Auctioneer
  • 6127 posts

Posted 23 December 2009 - 07:34 PM

They look great but that base edging is awful bright. I would suggest a nice dark chocolate brown which will contrast nicely with the overcoats
* It's NOT denial. I'm just very selective about the reality I accept. -- Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
* Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war - Shakespeare's Julius Caeser
* Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
* We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Winston Churchill
* Tardis Express: When it absolutely, positively, has to be there yesterday
* Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, ... - Shakespeare's Henry V
* My two hobby blog; Wargames and Railroads

#10 Jen

Jen

    Uber-Mensch

  • Bones Supporter
  • 614 posts

Posted 23 December 2009 - 09:58 PM

The colorful edging is so that when they're on the table, I can tell at a glance which guys are part of the same squads. The next group will have a different color on the edge, and so on.

2014 Stats: 22 painted, 21 purchased. 22/2 - 21 = -10

 

My painting blog: http://minipainterjen.blogspot.com/


#11 Jen

Jen

    Uber-Mensch

  • Bones Supporter
  • 614 posts

Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:46 AM

OK, finished another group of Valhallans this last month. They look pretty much like the last group, so the picture represents progress on the project as a whole.

The observant may notice a psyker stuck in there, too. I have one more group of random Valhallans, and then it'll be on to a different flavor of infantry.

Attached Files

  • Attached File  army.jpg   313.65KB   24 downloads

2014 Stats: 22 painted, 21 purchased. 22/2 - 21 = -10

 

My painting blog: http://minipainterjen.blogspot.com/


#12 Jen

Jen

    Uber-Mensch

  • Bones Supporter
  • 614 posts

Posted 21 March 2010 - 09:01 PM

No no, there's been progress, really!

Attached File  army.jpg   401.81KB   15 downloads

Just finished up all the Valhallans. I think that puts me about a third of the way through, maybe a bit more. Next up, Tollarns. These guys are the bulk of the rest of the infantry.

Attached File  tollarn.jpg   238.79KB   13 downloads

I had a pattern for painting the Valhallans pretty much down to a science. I'm hoping I can get these guys figured out pretty quick.

2014 Stats: 22 painted, 21 purchased. 22/2 - 21 = -10

 

My painting blog: http://minipainterjen.blogspot.com/


#13 Jen

Jen

    Uber-Mensch

  • Bones Supporter
  • 614 posts

Posted 30 May 2010 - 07:31 PM

And, a finished batch of Tollarns. These guys have actually been done for a couple weeks, just now getting around to taking pictures.

Attached File  tollarns.jpg   365.42KB   14 downloads

I've got something like 4 squads of these guys, plus stragglers. Once they're done, that will be the bulk of the infantry.

2014 Stats: 22 painted, 21 purchased. 22/2 - 21 = -10

 

My painting blog: http://minipainterjen.blogspot.com/


#14 Steven Page

Steven Page

    The Old Man In The Mountain

  • Black Lightning
  • 3453 posts

Posted 30 May 2010 - 10:00 PM

Very nice work! I enjoyed the first couple of dozen Valhallans I painted. Maybe one day i will get inspired to finish the others.

The Tallarn look great too, and are a nice contrast to the "Russian-ness' of the Valhallans.
Keep up the progress!
"Lo there do I see my father ; lo there do I see my mother , and my sisters and my brothers. There do I see the line of my people; they call to me from Valhalla, where the brave may live forever."

Swords & Wizardry and the O edition D&D forums

#15 Ferox

Ferox

    Master

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 975 posts

Posted 30 May 2010 - 10:02 PM

I like it! The clean, hard edges between the grey base sides and the tan/khaki scenic tops really works well. And I'm a sucker for sci-fi infantry using the sights on their rifles-- er, lasguns. Good stuff.
Unfinished WIPs: Centurus Clones
Blunt Object - vitriol, motorsports, and beer -- not necessarily in that order
Nerdgasm - gaming is serious business




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users