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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Winter Guard 02


Winter Guard 02
Originally uploaded by misterjustin
While there are a few changes I'll make when the models go into army mode -- I'm fairly set on the scheme for my Imperial Guard army now.

I was inspired by the Russian coats and German uniforms of World War Two and found paint recipes online for both. The helmet and armor were done with two layers of white wash -- and I'll do one layer on future models.

The head is from Pig Iron but I'm going to try another test model on a standard Cadian head to see how I feel about it. I'd much rather use straight GW products, so it's a competition legal army, but I'm not terribly inspired by the available heads.

The snow was made with baking soda and PVA glue. Nothing exciting there. It's still my favorite snow recipe. A bit thick on this one, perhaps, but that too can change for future models.

8 comments:

Randall said...

Great work, iam eager to see what you will do with your tanks (assuming since your gaurd of course)

misterjustin said...

The first Chimera for these boys is already finished:

http://www.misterjustin.com/2009/05/winterguard-chimera01.html

Jaesik23 said...

I am sooo new to painting and 40k but its a lot of fun, your stuff all looks sooo amazing! Would you mind explaining to me how you painted their helmets that effect looks really cool!

misterjustin said...

No problem - I painted the helmets and shoulders black and then applied a very thin wash of white. While all washes are mostly water this one is even more so. Once you apply the first layer let it sit and dry for a LONG time. That's the down side to this method - I let this guy dry 24 hours. Then apply additional layers until you're happy with the effect. I think this guy has two layers on him while my Chimera has at least three.

Jaesik23 said...

Ok so i water down the white paint a bunch, then i painted it on to the sholder. however all the pigment seems to go down to the bottom of the shoulder because of gravity. is this how i should do this? or is it too watery?

misterjustin said...

Nope, that's about right. Experiment with using less water and see what you think of the effect. With some of the models I could only do them on areas I could lay flat. So I had to paint the Chimera in six stages -- top, front, back, side, side, rear.

Jaesik23 said...

K will do thanks :P Any other suggestions for a noob?

misterjustin said...

Read blogs, join forums and practice, practice, practice. Feel free to email my name at gmail.com with specific questions too. That's misterjustin@ of course.