Sunday, 20 December 2009

Adding detail to jazz up the basic 5 man Cadian kit

I picked up the 5 man Cadian kit when i got the 10 man squad just to see if they would be any good for bulking out the platoons. Answer is yes but a bit of Aves never hurt anybody ;)
I've extended there jackets and added some random kit pouches. One gets a camo cape and another (not pictured) has a Parker style coat. Why? well in the older fluff for the guard it's mentioned that Guard units where responsible for replacing the regiments fatigues when the original issue were worn out. With that in mind i thought some variation would be cool looking.
These guys are not going to be Cadians (no offence to Cadia) but I'm going to replace the heads and maybe extend the laz rifle barrels as these guys will be from the Stalichian sixth rifle brigade. More pics soon as I've done a bit more to them, added back packs to 2 of them and a smaller duffel bag to a 3rd, must stop mixing up to much putty.
Hope you like

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

More Guard chop jobs

Here's a couple of Catachans I've been abusing with scalpel and needle files. Still a bit of work to do with details on them.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Messing with Imperial Guard

First up a Mordian Iron Guard with grenade launcher. Looking at the Cadian box set i noticed the grenade launcher pouch and thought that would look good on this guy so i've used the strap with the (stooopid) tassels to carry a double set of them. I've also removed the shoulder pad things that looked like they had been stolen from his mums living room curtains and replaced them with a Cadian -ish one and a home brew one on the other shoulder. Just need to finish his new head gear and he's done. I'll get a front shot when that's sculpted. May add a las pistol on his right thigh as his back up weapon.

Cyborg update

Just a quick update as I'm about had it with work and it's going to snow tomorrow (yay)not. Anyway I've airbrushed a light grey over his to better see the kak bits that need sanding/ redoing. Also started on my third attempt at a gun for him and I'm happy with this one (at last) I'll get better pics of it when it's done. Only 5 days till I'm of for xmas so more progress then. Oh and Blood Pact was fantastic, I'm saving Ravenor for my xmas reading whilst at the in laws. Well it's less rude than just getting drunk and ignoring them :)


Thursday, 10 December 2009

Abnett overload

Well the good people at Amazon have just delivered Blood Pact and the Ravenor Omnibus so expect very little from me for about a week as i will be what is termed in our house as a functioning mute till these are finished :) I'll try to brake away from them to post pics of cyborg guy and some test conversions I've started for my Imperial Guard army I've just started but no promises.


Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Going backwards to go forwards.

Here's the latest pics from the bench and as you can see I've had to do thumb surgery to correct his hand. The gun didn't sit right in his hand as his thumb was to high and in an unnatural position. You can see what i mean from the 3rd pic and 2nd and 4th pic show my frankensurgery on his hand to correct this.
The last 2 pics are just updates on the tweaks Ive done to his face and the lower arm which is actully finishhed now but I've not taken pics yet.
It's looking like this might get cast up so it will only get to the primer stage for now and also i need to start thinking about a base and some decals. That's were you come in, i need some ideas and suggestions about the base and some art work to go on the back of his jacket.
I am torn between a plain base/plinth type thing or going super greebly on it and making it look like a power generator. What's you guys think?
Also maybe some artwork for the back of his jacket could be cool but any ideas that would fit in with this guy being a cyborg bounty hunter.
That's all for now but more updates soon.