Saturday, March 14, 2009

The First of the 147th

I picked up some Cadian troops at the geek store, oops I mean game store, yesterday. An Imperial Guard army has always been something I've wanted to do and now that I'm playing 40k every week I think the time has finally come.

So here is the test model I did for my Cadians

For some reason the pic doesn't look as good as the miniature does to me. I used The Army Painter (of course) and used a Q-Tip to soak up the pools that rested in the cracks. The only bummer thing about it is when the picture was taken you could then see all the little cotton fibers that got stuck to him in the process. Also I;m not used to painting neutral colors on a black primed figure not to mention I heard somewhere the dip isn;t as good on black primed minis. Anyway he came out looking effective and the scheme was quick, much quicker than I thought. That's a comfort considering my 400pt patrol force is thirty-five troops strong. Again I'm going for a strong looking unified force not expertly painted minis.

Here he is with the flash on

Man, you can even see a kind of granular speckling all over the model. That seems to happen more times than not after I matte varnish em. It shows up in the pic but it's unnoticeable to the naked eye.

Oh I came up with the number designation by looking at From the Warp roster of blogs when I joined up...

I'm blog number 147!