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!).