Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Shadow War: Armageddon - New Recruits

With just over a week to go to the start of a new Shadow War: Armageddon campaign, it's high time I got the remaining figures painted up. Over the last week I've painted an additional 3 Guardsmen, bringing my total to 8. I need to paint one more (the flamer) to have my starting Kill Team ready, and I plan a 10th member shortly afterwards.
 
Kill Team Alpha-Curzon deploy from their insertion point.
 
You'll probably recall the WIP figures from a few weeks ago. The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that the shotgunner has a new head. I was never particularly satisfied with the helmeted and visored head I originally used, so I replaced it with a grizzled bearded head from an old Rogue Trader Space Pirate.


I've summarised the parts used on the figures below:
  • Plasma gunner - Confrontation Tech Ganger body, Forgeworld Death Korps of Kreig arms/weapon, 1990s Perry Cadian head.
  • Autogun - Rogue Trader Imperial Guard body, Forgeworld Chaos Renegade vehicle crew arms, 1990s Perry Valhallan head.
  • Shotgun - Rogue Trader Imperial Guard body, Space Pirate head (minus topknot), Victoria Miniatures arms, Necromunda shotgun.


All 3 figures are painted in pretty much the same way - quick and pretty loose, to match the original Guard I part repainted. The fatigues were first painted a light grey, then overpainted with a watered down camo colour, before washing with camo and brown washes. The leather parts (boots, webbing) were painted tan or brown, before receiving a brown wash. The armour is painted black with the edges and raised areas drybrushed with metallics.

I really like the resulting figures - each is clearly a hardened fighter with his own customised kit. Just the sort needed to put down the ork menace (or indeed Dark Eldar, Harlequins, Necrons or whatever else they encounter!).

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  1. Quite a good looking gang now !

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    1. They're getting there aren't they :)

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  2. These are nice! Certainly look in the mood :)

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    1. No nonsense and entirely competent I hope :)

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  3. The top knot! Now I recognise that head! Ace stuff Jon.

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    1. He had the topknot until late on, then I decided it looked a bit too fanciful. A big, bald, bearded bloke seemed more appropriate!

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  4. Solid work and a really characterful and cohesive force. Good luck with the campaign!

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    1. Thanks Dai! Its great to hear they hand together as a unit, given the wide variety of source figures, gear and the variety in colour schemes too!

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  5. Superb mate, good call on the shotgunner!!

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    1. The new head is better, right? More characterful! I'll leave blank visors to the arbites.

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  6. These guys look great, I love the character. The gang looks really cool together, that rattling is still my favourite.

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    1. Me too! The ratling has a little extra dimension I think :)

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    2. Definitely!

      Looks like it's time to invest in one more gang... :)

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    3. A ratling gang? Funny you say that - someone mentioned a ratling Ordo Malleus Inquisitor the other day and it got me thinking!

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  7. Oh man ... these guys are seriously kick-ass!!! AND they look like they would give the Guardians of Galaxy some ass-kicking too. :)

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