Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tidying Up the Imperial Guard

Here is my Imperial Guard force.  Tidying them up involves finishing units, finishing the little details, and basing the force coherently.  Laying everything out like this lets me see what I need to complete.

Basing is one of the things that can make or break an otherwise well painted army.  We've all seen it: some one in the FLGS with an army that has been growing for years, and the bases show the evolution of their vision.  Hell, even I did it with my first Space Marine army.

With my Imperial Guard force, I decided on urban style bases, as showcased in the Azog Treadbike project.  My army has been mostly painted and for a while, but some models still needed their bases finished.  The bases I'm using include some Epicast bases and some custom bases I produced.  The rest just get the usual treatment of sand and dead grass.

From the above blob, I separated these models out as needing completion in some form or another.  For now I'm concentrating on the bases.  Most of the models just needed a daub of glue and a bit of static grass.  These immediately above needed a bit more work... not including the wholly unpainted command section there.

I started by using PVA glue to attach sand to all the bases that needed it.  Then I waited for it to dry and did some work on my Storm Troopers.  Once the bases were ready ready for paint, I quickly added their first layers of flat black, then codex grey, and a wash of black.  Then back to the Storm Troopers until that dried.  Once the wash dried, the bases were drybrushed with codex grey, fortress grey, and finally kommndo khaki.  They were finished up with static grass.

Here is most of the lot.  I'll have to post a picture of the army in rank and file.  I'm thinking of picking up a Sack o' Skulls from Secret Weapon Miniatures and sprinkling them out across the bases for some more colour.

Here are the bases I plan to use for my Mechanicus Marine force.  I plan to pour a mould and make casts of these.  I'll make sure to post the results.

Cheers,
Xi

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