In His Name! A truescale Imperial blog (updated 31/10)
I've been building a modest guard force for a few months now (metal valhallans) and been getting a good amount of inspiration from here.
I've been sharing the progress with friends on Facebook and I thought it was about time I joined the ranks of project logs on here.
So, here we are, the first model I have to share is my deathwatch captain WIP.
I've expanded the force recently to include all sectors of the emporium, so expect a lot of different stuff.
As for the model himself, I've got for a superscale for my deathwatch (while truscaling all my other marines). I wanted a fairly commanding but slow and purposeful pose, and I can tell you it was a right turd to get! Straight legs are difficult.
Here are a couple of size comparisons. One has both marine scales, a Valhallan and an early stage on my inq, the other has a Cadian and a truscale marine of the size that will make up the bulk of my force.
Right, before I nip off to bed, I should probably introduce the actual guard that started this force.
I'm planning on doing a 110 man company, 9 squads of 10 divided into 3 platoons each with a command squad with an overall command hq.
What with Valhallan being metal and all, I've done my best to convert some, or they get a bit dull. I decided to have the lasgunners standard, and left them largely alone conversion wise. You'll see two group shots that total 56 men, giving me all the lasgunners I need with 2 spare.
The paintjob is simple, but I think effective. I've gone for a Cold War Russia feel, with olive green being the dominant colour. The whole army will be on my catfight bases (made by mounting the base with the modular movement tray from WFB.
Another shot shows a WIP shot of the sergeants, all of whom will be converted eventually, hopefully with some head swaps coming...
Then you'll see an early WIP of Chenkov, who will be studying maps on that table. The command HQ will all be mounted on 40mm bases, and look fairly relaxed.
There's also an army shot that I took quite a while ago, that shows a blurry shot of more parts of the project. To follow are the heavy weapon teams. I've made and undercoated all 9 teams I think, with some conversions. All 9 special weans are made and painted and I'm making some plasma gunners for the command squads.
The tanks in the background... ill photograph them this weekend and post them up. my friend and I are rather proud...
Clearly I need to prove myself before getting more responses... so here you are...
Unfortunately the project log section can be a bit slow depending on who's on/time of day when you update.
Sometimes you'll get 10+ posts, other times you get nothing. If you want direct feedback try posting in the painting section as that's generally a bit busier and will encourage more people to look out for your plog.
I'm sue once this gets going you'll have plenty of people following it as your models look fantastic