Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Smoking Joe and pals Part 2

Here's a few more pics of the guys with there decals on. Now i was going to ask yesterday about decals as i don't seem to see much use of them on IG armies but I'm hopeing to decal most of my guys so here's the question "am i mad to try".

I wont try to give them all individual squad and company flashes as that would be nuts but a regimental number (28th Stalichian Rifles) and brigade/ division badges and campaign markings.

Grenade launcher guy just has the regiment number and the winged skull on his cap as it looked very plain, I've used ink to tint it yellow and will try to build up some layers of gloss varnish to give it a more 3d look. May add some info blurb on the spare ammo drum satchels i scratched up for him. Aircraft kits are a great source of small blocks of text usually for the cockpit layout or Ma.k kits which have more warning decals than could ever be used.

Next up is one of the Catachans i butchered into a more generic trooper that could pass as a veteran with personalised kit, That's going to be another theme to my IG force, a more personalised kit and a more individual look. I think that a veteran unit would gain this look in a long campaign of planet hoping as kit wears out and is replaced locally and altered to suit the individual rifleman.
And yep that little 7 is a decal from a votoms kit.

Another Votom decal on the top of this guys shoulder armour and the other side his regiment and another winged skull on the flex plate armour.

And here's Smoking Joe more formally known as Senior Sergeant Josep Hazehill. He started of as a plastic Necromundan ganger with a lazrifel and spiky bits on him.
After some quick frankensurgery and a few blobs of Aves i think i've got a decent looking specialist veteran with the sort of build to look good whilst toting a flamer. The Regiment number with the spade interposed are all from the cadian sheet and the small halo is from a chopper decal sheet all positioned using micro set and embedded using micro sol. The yellow decal on his other shoulder is again from the votoms sheet, i thought it had a sergeants look to it that'd look cool. You can see it in the previous post group shot.
Well that's all for now, i'll hopefully get a few more finished soon but still need to order my head swaps and next post i'll post some pics of my next Group build project on SFM:UK
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