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Monday, 26 April 2010
Regimental Command Squad - "Atten-shun!"

Regimental Command Squad - "Atten-shun!"

It's taken me several years but my Regimental Command Squad (RCS) is finally finished. It's taken me so long as I just cannot stand painting metal models. I like being able to paint the different sections of a model and then put it together. But I had to get these models done, so here is a nice group shot of them.

From left to right is: Guardsman with Heavy Flamer, Guardsman with Vox Caster, Senior Officer, Guardsman with Regimental Standard, Medic.
The heavy flamer guardsman is the plastic model from the new Command Squad box set.

I've put a couple of photos of each model up as there seemed to be something wrong with each one that I took. In some the facial detail wouldn't show but something else would. So I'll start with the Commanding Officer. I had mentioned him in a previous post here and but he deserves a second mention.

Next up is a guardsman carrying the Regimental standard - wonder how long this guy will last in a battle :S. This is the special edition model that came with the huge Cadian box set when they first came out. I'm in the process of coming up with a backstory behind the pinkness of the banner so await a little bit of fluff there.

No command squad would be complete without some comms, so here is the Vox Caster. Originally meant to be representing a Master Vox, but then the new codex came out so meh. I was going for a pose which suggested this guy was taking a breather while listening in to some comms chatter. All of the command squad got an extra piece of scenery on their base. This also makes them appear larger on the battlefield as they area couple of mm higher than the rest of the troops.

I love the smell of promethium in the morning! And what better way to deliver that flaming death than with a heavy flamer. This guardsman is made up from the bits out of the plastic Cadian Command Squad box set. I did encounter one problem with him, and that was the hose from his heavy flamer didn't reach the tank on his back, probably my fault with the way I posed him. Oh well, a little green stuff later and problem solved. I don't know if you'll be able to see it in the picture but I chose the head with the cigar in it's mouth, and painted the end a faint red, as if he'd just taken a smoke.

Finally we have the squad medic. This guy was actually quite fun to paint in the end. I did run out of ideas for the colours for his medical instruments but they turned out well.

So thats the RCS ready to lead the valiant troops of the 127th in to battle! And now to get some more troops enlisted in the 127th. Until next time, thanks for reading.
Sunday, 18 April 2010
613 "Tundo ab Redemptio" (Anvil of Redemption) - EFTC

613 "Tundo ab Redemptio" (Anvil of Redemption) - EFTC

Well the third tank is complete for the EFTC. When I say complete I really mean it just needs a spray coat of matt varnish, but I've run out and can't be bothered to order any more at the moment, but I don't think it'll make much difference in how the tank appears in the pictures. Although hopefully when it is sealed the turret numbers won't be so shiny. I've also got a new camera phone which is what these photos have been taken with so apologies if they suck.

"Tundo ab Redemptio" (Anvil of Redemption) is the third tank in the first squadron in my EFTC, and so completes this squadron. She is also the sister tank to "Marcus ab Morsus" (Hammer of Pain), so I know have "Hammer" and "Anvil" :). I again painted the name and designation on freehand on the underside of the hull. I think that my freehand is starting to come along quite nicely, practice is helping.

Some more shots of the side and front of the tank. I got a bit lazy when it came to some parts of this tank. For example the sponson weapons, I just couldn't be bothered putting multiple layers of Goblin Green on followed by Camo Green highlights. So they just got a Knarloc Green coat and then the same Bleached Bone drybrush as the rest of the tank.

A pic of the back of the tank and a top down view. The two backpacks on the left tracks are from the Cadian Heavy Weapon sprue. Had lots of them lying around so figured why not put them to good use. I also added a ForgeWorld piece onto the right of the tank in the storage section. They are labelled as Heavy Bolter ammo boxes, I just had to add some bits of sprue to the bottom of them to stop it falling into the storage bin.

These final shots are just some close up detail ones. The picture on the left shows the crewman gunner, or should I say dead crewman gunner. I didn't want all the crew looking like similar copies of each other, so had an attempt at modelling this dead guy. I just used the standing legs from the tank accessory sprue, with the body and then a set of arms. The head is from the Cadian troops box. For the bullet wounds, I just used my knife and dug out some crude holes. Then I painted Tallarn Flesh into the wounds, followed by Mechrite Red. Small amounts of Red Gore and then Blood Red were lightly brushed on. I tried to put a little more detail into his face and actually painted his mouth and teeth, then added a little dribble of blood down his face. The sceond picture is just of the backpacks, showing how Devlan Mud can make even my paintjobs look good.

I'm not expecting to have any of the other tanks finished soon as I'm currently finishing off my Regimental Command Squad, so stay tuned for some infantry! Cheers for reading.
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