Wednesday, January 23, 2019

All of These Traitors Ain't Gonna Paint Themselves....

Oh, the horrors of the hoard army. Well, Imperial Guard isn't exactly a hoard army, but its close. Tons of rank and file, unless you are one of those competitive min/max gits. Done with flavor, you are painting a minimum of 50 miniatures.   My plans for my traitor guard include using many of them as cultists and such for both my regular Chaos armies and my future Genestealer cult.  At present, I'm concentrating on one platoon. 3 squads. And going from there... as we'll see the mutations working their way in.  Of course, I can't do a standard Gene-cult, because...well, its me. Think Lovecraft meets Chaos and has a baby with Tyranids that might be undead.  That would point you in the right direction. :)

As I slog on with this platoon, so far I have the 3 missile teams done.  And now.... the plasma gunners and 2 Sergeants.  First, the hapless plasma gunners.

Honestly, I might have to get some better pics in the future, but the idea is mixed uniforms. Some camo here, olive drab there, khaki. I want them to look "para-military" or at least as if they have scavenged uniforms from the dead or various warehouses. The Forgeworld bodies, frankly, are showing their age. I'd say most of the modern plastic sculpts are better than them on average, plus some slight scaling issues. But, I have around 60 of them, so they'll be working their way into the mixed units.

 Both Sergeants have Anvil Industries Stahlhelm Zombie heads.  The Stahlhelm will be featuring with the more devoted/"elite" troops as I move forward.  One project I've been dreading/putting off is taking the heads off a platoon of old metal Kasirkin that will be getting the Stahlhelms.  That'll be a fun day of clipping and dremelling in the garage.

Here's Sergeant Pickman....

He's still waiting for his dental plan to kick in. Squad markings on the Cadian shoulder pads.  The idea is the red stripe carried over from the vehicles with some white "finger painted" stripes. I repeat the striping on shoulders or backpacks in the squad.

And here's Sergeant Mace Zombie.....

I really like him. Both models ended up with a jumper/onesie type coverall thing between the Forgeworld Torso and the Catachan legs, so I kept it Olive Drab.  I thought about field gray, but I'm thinking of saving that for storm troopers and maybe officers. I'm still toying with doing some WW1 style painted camo on the helmets.  That could happen.  But for now these two are done.  Next, its on to the 24 regular gun toting guys.... and probably some more sculpting, because I'll need somethign to break the monotony. :)

Of course, the speed of the next post will rely heavily on how cool Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is. Hehehe.....

Cheers Ya'll!


  1. Suitably chaotic and spikey. Nicely done.

  2. Loving those guys.

    Your iggy renegades are super.

  3. Thanks guys. Lots more to come, so hopefully, the blog won't get too boring. ;)