EDIT – I began this post before Christmas, but life kind of got in the way.. hope you enjoy this belated post!
Two sleeps til Christmas – but amidst the festive lunacy, we’ve still found time to complete a project! These lads are one of the first steps to having the Epic Imperial Guard Army I always wanted but could never (and still can’t afford)..
Anyone interested in the build process should check here first, a this post is going to be all about the paintjob and finishing off the last steps of this project. Now, I’d struggled with a camo pattern for these lads for a while, and regular visitors to the blog might notice some changes since their last appearance.. So I’d hummed and hawwed about how to paint them and eventually decided on an 80’s BAOR/ NATO inspired three tone camo. A few simple steps:
Basecoat with Vallejo Russian Green.
Stipple With Vallejo German Grey.
Detail with Vallejo US Olive Drab
Wash with thinned Vallejo Black Ink
Drybrush with bone craft paint
Metallics with Vallejo Silver
Pin wash with Vallejo black ink, and wash the metallics.
Tactical symbols freehand with bone craft paint
Drybrush mud with GW Bestial Brown or craft paint equivalent.
And the results?
These lads got a lashing over on Dakkadakka, but TMP members seemed to dig them, and personally I’m quite pleased – they’re a bit darker and more indistinct than I intended, but it’s a relatively “believable” colour scheme and the tactical symbols (which I copied from Google Image search for “FV432 camouflage”) give them a bit of life. They’re sure as hell not perfect, but from two feet away they look pretty good, and I’m looking forward to getting them on the table!
Meantime, Happy Christmas to one and all out there in the blogosphere, here’s wishing you all a fantastic Christmas and New Year!