Wednesday, October 9, 2013

'Black Ghosts' Infiltrators - Imperial Guard Kasrkin

(As always, click it for a bigger picture.)

Okay, so my initial enthusiasm for my "let's paint all of my unpainted miniatures" wore off pretty quickly, but I'm managing to do a figure or two. I've now got three complete "Infiltrators", which are one of my army's versions of the Cadian Kasrkin, which are basically Imperial Guard Stormtroopers.

I made an adjustment to Ghost Prime, their squad leader (the middle figure), by adding a touch more grey to her helmet and shoulder pads, and keeping her gun shiny, so she's more visible beside other Infiltrators, when glancing at the tabletop. The other squad members have black helmets and shoulder pads, and remain grungy looking without any shine.

Basically, I painted them all in grey, the guns in metal, the backpacks in grey and antennae in metal, then washed it all in black. Then painted the shoulder pads and helmet in black, and the shirt and pants beneath armour in black, and the bottom front half of their boots in black. I didn't highlight, I left the grungy-ness of the wash over everything. Then I painted the bright orange bits which I think stand out really nicely among all the black and blackened-grey. I added just a touch of bright blue to the plasma gun.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

HDR Imperial Guard so far...

Okay, so it's been a long time. A long, long time. Haven't been playing 40k or painting anything related to it. However, my brother has recently been getting back into his Space Wolves:

And he's been lending me his White Dwarf magazines. This month, there was this massive, massive space marine army photo, that looked truly awesome, and all I could think was, I still haven't painted my Imperial Guards!

So I've decided to insert some army painting again in among my current activites, in a quest to complete my Imperial Guard army. Not pictured are an unassembled Valkyrie and an unassembled fourth Sentinel. Can't remember if I've got any other boxes lying around.

Anyway, here's the forces assembled so far, that still need to get finished! (I've been playing around with my camera and some HDR settings, hence the title.)

As always, click on it for larger view. (I shrunk it to 1920 monitor size for uploading)