Monday, 23 November 2009

Regimental Commanding Officer

I'm back, enough said. First of all I am going to start this post with something that I have never tried before, and that is Green Stuff. Now I have seen some amazing work over the net where people have used GS to create all kinds of things. This made using GS seem a little bit daunting. But I guess that these guys weren't born with the ability to make brilliant models so I decided that everyone has to start somewhere.

I'd already made up my mind that I wasn't going to try anything fancy, so I just mixed a little bit of GS together and used it to bed some resin base pieces. Ta da! So simple! This was incredibly easy, but I am still glad that I started with the basics. I now know what I need to do the next time that I try and use GS. So here are my two examples of bedding resin bases with GS.

The picture on the left is the base that I want to put my regimental commander on. I'm going to use the metal Cadian colonel from the boxed set, as he looks a bit more like a high commander than what I could build with the new plastics. The second base is going to be used for the command squad's heavy flamer trooper, which is why I chose a resin piece with a small flamer tank on it. Both of these pieces came from the GW 40K basing set - about time that I used that for something.

And here we have some crappy photos of the Commanding Officer, Cadian 127th Regiment. I apologise for 2 out of the 3 pictures, I'll try and get some better ones up. With the base I didn't wan't to go over the top with extra detail other than the resin, so I used Calthan Brown to basecoat it. The bits of tubing were picked out with Chaos Black, with Boltgun Metal and then Mithril Silver drybrushing. The whole base was given a drybrush of Graveyard Earth, and some green flock was added using PVA glue.

The commander was painted in the same way as my other troops, Snakebite leather for the clothing and Goblin Green with Camo Green highlights for the armour. Everything apart from the face got a wash of Devlan Mud. The face just got an Ogryn Flesh wash. I also used the Asurmen Blue wash on the decorative sash and Leviathan Purple on the power sword. This has come out very nicely, although you can't really see it on the pictures.

Comments are as always appreciated. Stay tuned for an Emperor's Fist Tank Company update! Cheers


Marshal Argos said...

Welcome back! Looking forward to seeing the Armoured company come to life.

Col. Corbane said...

Looking good mate, I'm playing around with gs at the moment as well.

Good to have you back.

the other Kevin said...

Good to see you back.
GS can be your friend! So far, I've used mine mainly for filling gaps.

Cadian 127th said...

I think now that I've used GS once, the next time I use it I'll be a lot more confident. Thanks for the comments guys.

- Courtney @ Cadian 127th

Renegat said...

Nice work! I like your colour scheme.

Cadian 127th said...

@ Renegat - thanks for the comment. When I started collecting Cadians GW hadn't actually put the suggested paint scheme colours on sale, so I just went with what I had - Goblin Green and Snakebite Leather

- Courtney @ Cadian 127th

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