Posts Tagged ‘Rebel Imperial Guard’

As promised late last night I did indeed finish this model.  I took the pictures this afternoon and realized I should have put one more highlight on his little skull pendent.  I fixed that but couldn’t be bothered to retake the pictures.  I still haven’t done the laundry but will be doing that shortly, I mean it this time. Servant of Decay from behind

The model is an old Necromunda Orlock I pulled out of a bag that had been in my mom’s storage room for over a decade.  I thought they’d make good Mutant Rabble for my Imperial Armour 7 Servants of Decay Rebel Imperial Guard army list.  That sentence has a lot of keywords, too bad this blog doesn’t get any search engine traffic…

The model was started alongside the WW1 Canadian Corps test figure as after painting my original Foundry Triad test figure I decided brown, more specifically English Uniform Brown might make a good primary colour for Rebel Imperial Guard.  Brown is a solid Nurgle colour and I’d already ruled out all black.  They have to blend in a bit with the Nefarious Fire, well not really but I wanted them too.  So purple flames and chaos stars on a black background will still be present.  I’m thinking of doing the tanks black and purple, but I figured the uniforms would still be basically Imperial Guard for the Militia and for the Rabble I thought they’d be kinda dirty earth tones too, but they’d grab some purple rags or what not to symbolize their allegiance.

That is why this Orlock made such a great test figure.  I used Liche Purple and the first two colours, the A and B from the Foundry Royal Purple Triad (#19).  It has no wash and I think I may have found my new dark and evil purple recipe.  The skin is the other unifying feature of this army.  All the models will have sickly pale blue skin.  I’m using a recipe I stumbled upon via trial and error painting Nurgle daemons and other chaos figures over the last two years or so.  I use a Foundation Grey (Astronomicon Grey) base coat with the infamous AwesomePaintJob.com Cool Grey wash, with Space Wolf Grey highlights.  You can highlight to white even and I probably will on the character models.

The AwesomePaintJob.com wash is finicky it tends to separate.  It is more grey than blue.  I previously used thin blue and green washes on my pale skin, but I gave this product a try and if you’re patient, and use the right amount which sometimes is one coat, sometimes is two or more, you get a really nice and relatively easy to paint sickly blue-grey skin tone.  Unfortunately if you make a mistake getting the tone back is a little bit difficult, so I discovered when correcting one eye, the one on the left of the model if you want to see my touch ups.

Well that is more than enough text.  Like the WW1 Canadian Corps figure I think I can do better job with the painting, maybe simplify it a bit more, but I have other miniatures I need to get done in the next month or so…

Servant of Decay test figure

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I blame the internet.  Plus the fact that I’ve moved around so much my greenskins in particular were in storage for maybe ten years or longer.  I just went through an old home made case I thought was mostly empty of miniatures to discover it was more pieces of my WFB Orcs and Goblins army.  I knew I owned that stuff, but I’d kinda given up getting it painted after burning out paint a 100 plus plastic goblins.  I also discovered in another twin case that I had more OOP 40K ork stuff.  I even told the Waaagh as they have some other old timers who would take my collection off my hands.

My current unemployment has hammered home that I have just too much hobby stuff.  I mean armies I haven’t used for a decade… If I could host, I could invite people over to play, so I’ll keep working on terrain, get a new job, and then afford a bigger place.  However no matter how much painting I do in the next two years I’m not finishing off all the unpainted Chaos and Ork models I have no way.  In order to give myself a chance I’m done buying new stuff, especially impulse new stuff that doesn’t even fit my core two armies.  What I don’t paint in two years or at least think about painting or incorporating into my painted miniature collection in some way will be sold informally or eBay’ed.

We’ll just have to see how well I do, what’s the date, June 26th 2010, so we’ll see what June 26th 2012 brings.

Of course there are exceptions, one thing I’ve been collecting bits for and pricing out new models, expensive Forge World models is a Rebel Militia army.  I couldn’t afford to and didn’t have the time to paint an entirely new army by this years Astronomi-con Vancouver, but to coincide with the debut of my trench table, I plan to have a new army too.  This will require buying some Imperial Guard and Forge World bits.  However since this is my first new army since 1996 I’ll make an exception, it is my older armies that are too big.  The rules keep changing so project priority changes and I’ve just bought stuff during deals or even won stuff to accumulate my unpainted, even unassembled, and unopened horde of metal and plastic.

Enough or too much.

Although I decided to start a dedicated hobby blog, I also decided not to import all my older hobby related postings from my personal blog into WordPress.com, instead I give you this top 10 list for the benefit of anyone stumbling upon my work for the first time.  Greatest hits particularly in the top ten format are popular with websurfers so read on McDuff:

10: Painted Goblin Command

9: Night Goblin Command

8: Painted Nurgle Miniatures

7: Four More Finished Models

6: Still Painting Test Models

5: Fresh Recruits

4: Blogging, Painting, Slacking

3: Phantom of the Rock Opera

2: Painted Nurgle Forgeworld Dreadnought

1: Top 10 Diseased Sons Chaos Space Marines