Well this year is a year of tidying up thigns which arent greenskins and whilst i was sifting through my mountains of unfinished or abandonned projects i realised i had rather a lot of imperial guard tanks. Some of these were undercoated and nothing more whilst several have been painted in an aweful traitor guard colour scheme.
Realising i had the potential makings of a side project which i could use to fill in spaces in my apocalypse game in July i've jumped in to try and get them all painted up and ready.
In total there are 5 leman russ' (one of which is a conqueror), 1 destroyer tank hunter and a forge world shadowsword. There may be more hanging around (i'm pretty sure there should be a basalisk and a griffon somewhere) but for now that's a pretty decent force to turn into an armoured company.
Whilst before i was painting the tanks in greens and blues (don't ask, i really don't know what i was thinking), i'm plannign to strip them down, repledge the former traitor guard tanks to the emperor and reform them as a desert army, more in keeping with my terrain boards.
Thus the Vengrosian 32nd Armoured company was born. There will be very little fancy techniques here but i'm going to try to make each tank individual and personalised, probably with trophies and kill markings. As a mini theme i'm going to make sure each tank is named after a film.
Here are some shots of the tanks i found (the blue/green thing isn't even uniform across the tanks.....what in the name of the emperor was i doing?) like i said it's possible that even more will turn up. The destroyer isn't pictured, it's already soaking in fairy power spray.
So once these are stripped and undercoated the plan is to hit them with a coat of Tamiya Dull red spray, mask off some camo stripes with maskol and then put on a coat of Army painter desert yellow spray. Once the maskol is peeled off i'll focus on highlighting and picking out details, in all i think i should have the company finished by the end of the month.
After a couple of test runs on some cardboard i but the starting coats onto the two undercoated russi.
These two have been dubbed, by the adeptus mechanicus, "Man on Fire" (with the triple heavy bolter set up) and "Highlander" (hull mounted lascannon and Claymore pattern battle cannon). I'll have them finished in a couple of weeks with any luck.