Okay a relation of mine and myself decided we would start project logs to get some feedback on how our armies are developing. I've been collecting Imperial Guard now for a year so a lot of models are painted already but I'll only post maybe a couple of pictures a week in the order I collected and painted them.
So first up is the first unit I bought and painted which was the old metal company command squad.
As you can see the colour style is contrasting. I'm aiming for cream tunics with black armour. The bases are done in a simple style with a little flock and some baking powder mixed with glue for snow. (Have since changed to just placing th glue on the base and sprinkling the powder on top, a lot more effective for my taste)
This is the Company Commander which I still haven't come up with a name for yet, any suggestions welcomed. The painting is a little dodgy I realise but hopefully this will improve over time.
Here is the Company Standard for the squad. Eventually he will most likely become redundant due to a new meltagun initiative running in the Three-One-Seven.
The Meltagun from the squad. Hoping to have three dudes equipped like this in the end for the CCS.
The medic, which will probably also be out of a job eventually. As you can see from his shoulder pad, each unit will have squad markings. The squad markings also involve the tunic trimmings as well. So for example this little chap has red trimmings on his tunic indicating that he is from the 2nd Battalion of the 317.
Black = 1st Battalion (Vehicles Mainly) Red = 2nd
These colours are also used on the shoulder pads. The colours are used instead of numbers:
Black = 1st
Red = 2nd
White = 3rd
Blue = 4th
So shoulder pad in one solid colour with a C would represent the company command, e.g. Red Shoulder pad with black C would be the 2nd Company Command. when these colours start splitting you get the lower squads, for example a shoulder pad split into two maybe Red and Blue with a P written over it would indicate to me that that person was from the 4th Platoon, 2nd Company Platoon Command.
Then a person with three colours on his shoulder pad, maybe, Red-White-Red would represent that he belonged to the 2nd Squad, 3rd Platoon, 2nd company. then taking into account the trimmings on his tunic which would represent which Battalion he came from, complex I know. But I needed a system for working out what belonged to what and also gave me a little bit more detail for the army itself.
Comments please? The harsher the better.