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So it’s been a bit quiet from me in December.  December is a busy month for us all, but I got some painting done.  I finished two things since I last posted, and to tell the truth I’m not really happy with either of them.  In neither case do I think I’ve improved on my earlier work.  Still, that’s not the end of the world and after a week or two of them sitting on my shelf I’ve decided to add them to the blog anyway.

First up is another Steel Guard tactical squad.  This is 4th Company I Tactical Squad.  Led by Veteran Sergeant Sakhalin, a lovely Rogue Trader era mini, mostly this squad are old plastics.

Sakhalin.  Would you believe I didn't notice those stray strands of grass when taking the photos!

Sakhalin. Would you believe I didn’t notice those stray strands of grass when taking the photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After reading a comments conversation on someone else’s blog, I painted the edges of the bases brown this time and I have to admit that I think this is the best way of basing I’ve seen so far.

The scale problems of mixing parts are shown here.  I'm not especially bothered as I don't think it's a deal breaker but I know some people disagree.

The scale problems of mixing parts are shown here. I’m not especially bothered as I don’t think it’s a deal breaker but I know some people disagree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hated the 2nd Edition Box Set Space Marines when I was a kid.  Compared to the RT metal minis and the wonderful mix-n-match RTB01 they seemed lifeless and dull.  But as unit fillers they are a pleasure to paint.

I hated the 2nd Edition Box Set Space Marines when I was a kid. Compared to the RT metal minis and the wonderful mix-n-match RTB01 they seemed lifeless and dull. But as unit fillers they are a pleasure to paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The complete squad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up is a unit of Imperial Guard.  I’m more used to painting traitors and cultists, and found this lot hard work.  The unit consists of a standard bearer and his bodyguards, and 2 heavy weapons squads.  Mostly these are Rogue Trader models.  I am a huge fan of the RT plastic Guardsmen – though when I was a kid I thought the very boring.  The injured guard is a great sculpt, a real pleasure to paint.  The guard with the plasma gun had damage to his face which I have tried to paint as a scar, with only limited success.  I hate painting eyes – the good eyes in this unit, on the missile launcher guard, were done by the original owners.

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