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Monday, 26 January 2009
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As the title suggests, it's time for an apology. To those of you that read my blog, I apologise that I have not posted a substantial item for a while now. This is through me just being a bit lazy and also that I've been saving the pennies to get some new paints.

However, I truly hope that within the next week I will be uploading some pictures of the Command Squads before they are painted. I also hope that with the completion of the Command Squads I will be able to get some full pictures up of both Platoons 7 and 9 - or whatever I decide to renumber them to.

The only things I have added to the blog are lists of recently completed projects and current projects. Bear in mind though that my current projects list is much longer than the few items currently on it - I've just tried to restrict it to things I've worked on in the past 2-3 months.

So please keep looking and I hope to read your comments when I've put something meaningful on here. Thanks for reading.

N.B. Soon after posting this update, I have read on several websites that one of the possible new releases for the Imperial Guard in the not too distant future may be a new plastic Command Squad for the Cadians. I know I may be being premature, but because of this news my Commands Squads have been put on hold and I will instead be focusing my efforts on completing more infantry squads and heavy weapons teams. Thanks.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Imperial Guard Banner (Poles)

Imperial Guard Banner (Poles)

This post is about banners and poles for the Imperial Guard - as the title suggests. However it is not about designing banners like the post on the From the Warp blog - my drawing skills really really really leave something to be desired.

It is in fact about me creating a suitable looking banner pole to be carried by a future model. Now I haven't yet decided on how I want the model to pose, but as I'm thinking about putting a banner in each command squad I will be using different stances. Currently I've only tested my created banner pole on a model standing kind of to attention.

To create my banner pole I have used a banner from a current Space Marine Tactical Squad kit (I think), an arm holding a halberd from a Soldiers of the Empire WFB kit and also a pistol arm from the Imperial Guard Cadian Troops sprue.

Basically I started off by removing the pistol and hand from the Cadian arm. This was done simply by using a modelling knife to carefully cut the hand and pistol away.

Next up I removed the arm from the halberd so I was just left with the two hands on the pole. I then cut off the top hand as close to the hand as possible so as to get the most length from what will become the banner pole. This was all done using some very careful cutting and trimming with a modelling knife again.

I then cut the bottom square section from the Space Marine banner and made a small indentation in the bottom of the cast banner pole. Before gluing the pole to the banner, I had a dry run to see how it would look - and to see if I had wasted my time. Fortunately I hadn't and so I applied a little bit of GW plastic glue and left the piece to dry standing vertically - I used a block of blu tack to hold the banner pole upright. And the finished piece looks like this:

There is an Imperial Eagle symbol on the top of the banner but this is shoved into the horrible looking bit of blu tack. And thats how I made the first of probably 5 banner poles. Thanks for looking.
Sunday, 11 January 2009
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Guess What I Found?

Whilst being bored beyond all comprehension today (and also having seen some cool poems/rhymes on both Col. Gravis' and Admiral Drax' blogs) I had a look through some old files on my PC and came across a piece of my GCSE English coursework.

This piece of coursework is a short story - or at least was meant to be a short story. It is in fact a 10 page story entitled "The Tenth Battle Honour". Basically it is about an Imperial planet invaded by Orks. The story focuses on a defense of a town by several Imperial Guard regiments.

I have spent some time trying to figure out how to add the Word file onto my blog so that anyone that is interested can just download it - however that has failed. Therefore if anyone is interested in reading it please e-mail me at and I'll send the file across. Also if anyone knows how to add Word files to a blog please feel free to enlighten me.

Please be aware there is some swearing and gore in the story. Thanks.

Ok, thanks partially to an e-mail from Peter from FtW, I hope that I have managed to get the story uploaded. I did this by finding a website that hosts pdf files and uploading it to there. So here if you click on the following "The Tenth Battle Honour" hopefully you should get redirected to the right place. Thanks Peter and to those who read it.
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
Onwards Forever Onwards

Onwards Forever Onwards

First of all, I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and New Year, and that people got what they were hoping for.

Secondly, I'd like to thank Ron over at FromTheWarp, who has decided to put a hold on blogging for a while. He's been a great help and I hope he comes back to the Warp soon.

On the model side of things. I haven't actually started back on my Command Squads yet as there has just been way too much stuff to sort out aroung the house (and several new PS3 games to try out). However now that the Missus is back to work, I have some peace and quiet to get on with things.

The final thing on this update is I managed to get hold of some ForgeWorld bits from eBay for a very very reasonable price. So these pieces will be added to current projects. Don't know if I'm going to use the crew members or not though - we shall see. Thanks for reading people.

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