emptyhat You should! They are a lot of fun to paint. They are more detailed than the regular cadians, but none of those details is really fiddly so they are very forgiving. YMMV ofcourse
Major Downer Painting those goggles/lenses was a lot easier than I expected, the surface area is pretty large (compared to say, marines, regular cadians, & tau). The only downside is that due to the way the models are posed, you hardly ever see the goggles.. the helmet throws a shadow over it, so you have the tilt the model to properly see it.
Very nice on both fronts! I really wish they still included the track guards for all vehicles, they look so much better. The make shift gun shield is solid too, definitely still fits with the theme of the guard artillery.
So I haven't posted much lately... but I have been steadily painting guardsmen; closing in on 150 tabletop standard guys based and ready to go. I also decided to name their homeworld a while back, and might actually write some fluff for them at some point. For now they are the 22nd Komoran Battlegroup, and they like puppies and long walks on the beach.
Having finally played the new edition and fielding a commissar for the first time I decided to get to work on the Officio Prefectus detachment that is to supervise the masses of Komori Infantrymen. I decided to do some minor conversions (or repairs) on each one to personalize them a little bit:
The picture is as clear as I can get it at the time.. but I should have time to start painting them tommorrow so I'll try and get a better shot then.
Very nice conversions, I especially like the one on the modern commissar model (I have I think 6 of him and no idea what to do with the models).
Swalkerfour: For what it is worth, I like Commissars in 8th. Really good for holding the line though I am not sure what the value statement is on their price in points. I know mine kept a key flank secured WAY longer than it had a right to and that accounts for something.
Uhmm.. it took me less than a year to update this thread, so I have that going for me.
Three infantry squads (sarge, plasma, 8 lasgunners) base coated and shaded. With a bit of clean up and some high-lights they will hopefully be ready sometime this week. Which is nice because today I received the final items needed to build the artillery crews for my heavy mortara, so I can get started with those.
Love the paint scheme on these guys. They all look very well done. Keep up the great work.
I am the one, camouflage and guns risk my life to keep my people from harm. Authority vested in me I sacrifice with my brothers in arms. Stay the course, reasonable force I believe I serve a greater good. Smoke and dust, enemies are crushed nothing left, where a man once stood. Locked and loaded voices screaming, let's go, come on do it, here we go.
What grey do you use for the highlights? I've always found highlighting black to be a pain in the backside.
GW always have this grey/dark blue highlight which I can never figure out.
I look forward to seeing him on the base, will you use him in games?
I got a low point game coming up against a new player next tuesday, so I'm thinking I'll use him during that game. No clue how these guys perform on the table, and I'm basically bringing a bunch of random stuff anyway.. so I'll throw him in the mix.
As for the painting: painted most of it 'The Fang' mixed with 'Abbandon Black', after that I layered > 'The Fang', > 'Thunderhawk Blue', > 'Fenrisian Grey'. After that I gave it a light wash of 'Biel-tan Green', redid the the 'Fenrisian Grey' highlights because they turned very green, and than washed it with 'Drakenhof Nightshade'
So it was a bit of an experiment, but I quite like how he turned out.