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    Imperial Guard - An Edifying Pictorial of Progress

    So,
    having run out of Praetorians I've decided to give the Kellerkind Teutonic Sturmpioniere a try.

    WW1 German style troopers in Space. I'm not going to do them in Feldgrau though, rather going for that brightly coloured 1871 Prussian look.

    That way they'll still look ok (I hope) aside the praetorians AND I can use them in VSF as Prussian Agents (read: Space 1889 Villains..)

    Still have to figure out a good fluffy reason for their presence.. but there's still time, not the fastest of painters, glacial progress, yadda yadda, you've heard it before I recon..

    ok, first consideration: scale creep.
    definitely an issue here:


    but then, compared to Mordians/Praetorians, anything looks big..
    not as bad against the Vossy..

    note to self: find fluffy reason for scale creep

    2018 edit:
    For the 10th anniversary of this plog I've started to go and fix all the pictures lost through that photobucketry. I think I still have most of them on some HDD or other...
    Actual new pics starting halfway on p.6 of this thread
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    And here's the squad, fresh out of Camp Basecoat



    In the first row, Pvt. Colourscheme Tester, next to W.I.P. Himmelstoss. Or is it Kantorek? We'll see.


    This is Mr. Flamer's behind next to the tester

    finishing with a shot of the Maschinenkanone


    I'm still not decided on whether it looks more like an autocannon or a HB..
    What would you assume it to be, seeing it on the field?
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    Looks like heavy bolter from that silohette

    Looking really good there mate. Nice to see you picking out the details on the faces.

    Wow that scale creep is pretty shocking isn't it? perhaps your explanation is the praetorians are allways slightly further away?

    What models are you using there?

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    Yes indeed, what models are you using and where can I get some?

    I really like the colour scheme. Big fan of 19th century military!
    Don't worry too much about scale creep, GW models are all a bit wacky in that regard. It wouldn't be too noticable.


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    Where did you get those minis from?
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    Great painting on that man,
    He looks like David Jason from Gallipoli!
    I'll be watching.
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    nice models! and the scale seems spot on with the vostroyan so i dont think theres a problem there
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    Good looking stuff, and a great idea for a themed army, looking forward to seeing more.
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    Don't Mordians live in perpetual darkness? Perhaps that's whilst they aren't very tall, the imperium should install hydroponics in their houses to get them taller!
    The Prussians look interesting. A very brave decision though - do you play at your local GW? I imagine they'd have kittens if you tried to place them on the table.
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    Wonderful miniatures and paint job.

    As for size... Just say they are clones of some big guy, it makes sense
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    Fluff Reason for beeing to big; Its zhee Germans from outta space! Himmel Hilf!

    I´m really looking forward to see more troops and especially some real kicking vehicles matching those guys. Keep up the good work!

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    Very unique models! I love the idea of using actual historical references for making your own IG regiments!

    I don't think the scale should really be an issue, purely scientifically human would vary in height and build depending on what the gravity is like on their home planet, even GW acknowledges this, the extreme cases being ratlings and Ogryns.

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    I can't get over how awesome those minis are, so good!
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    Re: Imperial Guard - An Edifying Pictorial of Progress

    Those minis are nice! Looking at their site, they seem made for 40k! (I love the Senior officer in the Kommadobox, with the mutton chops). Very nice painting too, I like the colour scheme: a whole squad of those (or even an army) would be awesome. The maschinenkanone looks most like a Heavy Bolter to me, by the way.

    As for the scale creep, Vostroyans are apparently so tall because they're from a high gravity world (not as high as on Ogryn worlds, I'd assume). So you could use that as an explanation for their size?
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    Re: Imperial Guard - An Edifying Pictorial of Progress

    So,
    slowly,
    work goes on.
    They've got their nice and blue coats now..

    Still a bit 'flat', but I'll have a go at that when the details are done.


    And already waiting for them to get finished,
    next up in the line are these:

    Well, 'next' here meaning something like "not for some weeks though" - precious llitte time for paining at the moment...
    I'm still trying to get funding for my dissertation. Any funding. . . .
    Iin between research proposals and presentations I've managed to paint up these lads.
    Sure, they're only small, but that's a fez you'll never forget.



    And since it's become so d**d expensive to get actual Praetorians, I've started clobbering together some It-came-from-the-bitz-box men.

    He's the only one painted yet, but they're all going to go for that aged, ragged look.

    Fluff-wise, I don't think they could ever be admitted into the army as regular troops, so I've come to think of them as Praetoriaaners, local farmers doing a bit of scouting and harassing. Since Mr. Bitzbox doesn't yield any special weapons they'll be remnants rather than veterans - all lasguns, no fancy shooty stuff..


    Oh, and please, do ignore the glaringly offensive mould line on his boot. I
    swear it wasn't there when i was assembling him. Actually, I cannot see
    mould lines on models at all. It's a medical condition - I'm lacking an enzyme;
    or, oh wait, it's a dogma of my faith not to remove these imperfections since
    only the emperor's work should be perfect, or rather I'm ...

    [Transmission signal lost]
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    Re: Imperial Guard - An Edifying Pictorial of Progress

    Redcoats! Tiny Redcoats!

    Rather Prettyful Army that, the scale isn't really that noticeable tbh

    Are you going to add any armour (tanks and whatnot) to this army?
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    Re: Imperial Guard - An Edifying Pictorial of Progress

    Well, yes.
    There will be tanks.
    But I'm not to happy with the first Leman Russ I've done - I'll be revisiting him later before admitting to having painted something like that.

    Right now, deep in WIP-hell, I have this here thing:


    Had to bulk up the turret to fit the Bolter in and raised the shooting/ crew compartment to emphasize that this is a rather oldish design pattern. (And to make sure the crew can actually engage ground targets instead of having their lasguns angled for aerial targets

    and a crappy, blurry pic of the beginnig of the interior:


    This will be the transport for the 'Mordians' seen before. I'm figuring the branches will still contest over control of the landships, and this troop transport (land-ship) is in the hands of the navy - thus no pith helmets and the blue coats...
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    Re: Imperial Guard - An Edifying Pictorial of Progress

    Have you seen Scibor's brilliant Prussian Sturmtruppen-Ogryns?

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/199533
    http://leoten-mini.blogspot.com/2008...mtruppens.html

    - sigh -

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    not yet completely finished (lacking final highlights on metallics etc.),
    but the immediate goal was to get them on the table in an ok condition,
    not coated yet, so I'll be revisiting them once everything else is 'tabletoppable'

    bases (obviously) not done yet, still working on the base for the hvy_bolter,
    the faqqers over at GW Germany have ruled that heavy weapons teams *have* to be
    mounted on those hubcap-sized giant bases...

    as for tanks i'm still undecided.. maybe a converted A7v - ideas anyone?
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