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Hey there guys long time since i last posted but this is going to be a thread dedicated to my new army.

the idea im going for is something that requires a fair bit of customization as well as some new techniques.

the idea came from this guys work here: http://z11.invisionfree.com/Work_In_Progress/index.php?showtopic=15508&st=0

im also part of a tale of four gamers thing aswell, but we don't have to finish a set amount every month.

well enough talking, heres the models:
Lord Commisar Stand in (Vostroyan Officer)



First Squad:
(Pig Iron Winter Militia Heads, AK Barrels from maxmini.eu ak guns)








Heavy Bolter team (Machine Gun from Maxmini.eu)




so guys what do ya think? im stuck as to what colour to do the grenade launcher and other weapons.

also, if anyone has any good tips at how to do snow terrain would be awesome, the heavy bolter team didnt quite work out well.

hope to hear comments soon,
 

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Snow is best done with PVA glue mixed with sand. Enough togive it texture, but still fluid. The key thing is to make sure its shape is smooth, and not jagged, otherwise it comes out looking like frosting.

I find that mxing one part very fine sand with one part thick PVA glue works very well. Just stir it up and pour it onto the base and around objects. The surface tension and thickness will help to make it look like it has buried stationary objects under a layer of snow, or that people or walkers in the snow are sinking into it as they walk. As it dries you can smooth it and add details like footprints by taking a model's foot and slightly stamping the bootprint into it. Then when it dries, paint it with one part skull white and one part fortress grey, then drybrushing all the way up to pure skull white over the flat surfaces, leaving just the shadowed parts the light blue. Then give the snow a matte varnish, and you're done. Its best to add the 'snow' once the model is already on the base and the base is otherwise finished.
 

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ive been currently using the baking soda method where ya mix it up, i like the texture of the baking soda, it looks really realistic, im more after how to make it look like its melting and snow drifts etc. ive got water effects (paste and liquid form) and glue etc. but cheers for the input.

the other one is how to make mud look like mud. ive got the mud weathering stick from tamiya aswell as the snow stick too. and im quite fond of there weathing powders.
 

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the other one is how to make mud look like mud
Nice looking Guard there mate - should match the Russ really well. Like Azkaellon says though, I'd slip a little red into the theme somewhere. A nice mechrite red with an Ogryn wash should be red and yet dark enough to complement without overtaking the models.

As for mud, I've seen several people try to do a muddy base, but what a lot of people seem to forget is that mud is wet. A little less definition, finer sand for example, followed by a dark mudy paint job, then finish with a thin layer of PVA or wet effect, letting a little pool in the recesses. That should do it. :victory:
 

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i have got the gloss varniss from gw, brought it for a nid force that never started, but ive been tesing it out, and the realistic water seems to be a thicker version of it.

ive been thinking of adding red somewhere, i though the eyes would be enough, but aparently not. the commisar is going to have red trim, and gold somewhere, but i cant figure out what would be good for the red on the troops.
 

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Personally, I'd go for belts, boots and the odd weapon casing, as well as the eye lenses or the odd hat. I dont mean a bright red, even just a reddish brown would do. Its just to give some colour after all, not to swamp the model and detract from the snow theme you've already got.
 

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Looking really good man. And nice to see you back on Heresy. I look forward to seeing this force in person, and hopefully having mine done to face it.
 

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well guys i havnt had much time to do any painting (well i have just not motivated) but i have done a bit of work on my leman russ and a few other things aswell.

i decided i would throw in a pic of the resin guns i have from maxmini aswell as a few others.

i have started painting the lord comisar and done a couple of small conversions on a powerfist variant.

but enough talking,



heres some pictures of the sentinel that i manage to finally build, aswell as its wip base which will have sow covering it too.





and of coarse a better look at the variants of rifles, ak47, svt 40 look alike, and the draganov sniper rifle:




Commisars:




and a pic of a wip of an autocannon team
 
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