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    Smile Captain Brown's Elysian Drop Troops Painting Log (Over 600 pictures)

    Well, here it goes a painting log on one of my Imperial Guard armies…not really an auspicious start.

    WarSeer is not a blog…you have heard that from many Moderators and Admins…well the closest thing we have to one it the Project Logs, so here is mine. Many of you know me from my posts in the WarSeer Painting and Support Group, but since I do not want to clutter that with pictures and gabbing about however I feel about my painting that day I figured I would start this thread.

    Elysians have been done several times already, why did I do them? Well they are different from the rest of my Guard armies which tend to be troop heavy and wargear light, designed for the most men in the trenches while the Elysians fall under the ‘elite’ regiments, with expensive equipment and vehicles (both in points and cold, hard cash). That and Forge World stuff is just so damn cool…sort of like gamer porn, although getting it in Canada is a bit on the costly side once you add in their shipping rates and the brokerage rates you get charged by UPS (first tip: order at Christmas during their free holiday shipping period and take air mail not express).

    Any how, back to my painting log, I already have very large painted Cityfight Cadian, Necromundian, and Steel Legion armies so some paratroopers seemed a neat counter balance…OK the Forge World flyers are really cool as well. In the past I have done two other Catachan armies, another Cadian army, a Stormtrooper army and a previous Necromundian army back in the Rogue Trader era (which have been sold).

    My other Guard armies have recently become the whipping boys for the other players in my main group as I tend to field ‘fluffy’ armies less concerned with point pay-back or other math-hammer stat logic, that and they really like beating me as my Guard used to run the table in earlier editions. So let’s get to the paras…

    When you first get your Forge World order in a box (that will cause your wife to raise her eyebrows saying ‘you only got that much for what you paid?’). Check to make sure that all the components are present, my Valkyrie was missing one of the weapon/sensor backing units and the rear canopy was somewhat flat (not just flattened but melted flat). One of the Drop Troop squads was missing the shoulder pad sprues, but other than those two minor items the kits came as described and did not suffer in transit. The Forge World folks were more than happy to send out the three missing items and were also great in tracking the orders so I recommend their customer service (I know some of you will say that you pay for it, but there is not a mass market for Forge World like some other games).

    So here is the Valkyrie and a couple of Drop Trooper Squads (Command HQ and Squad).

    and out of the bag...lots of bits.

    The Valkyrie also has the replacement parts and as you can see is a whole load of resin, I am going to check out the instructions and sand/cut off the excess material).


    The long painting war continues…

    Captain Brown

    PS: Here is a group shot from February 2009

    Granted it is a little blurry, but it gives you an idea of how far the army has come.

    Army in July 2017


    I guess a table of contents might help...so here are some of the highlights.

    First Sentinel is Page 3
    Second Sentinel is Page 15
    Sentry Gun Tutorial is Page 15

    Please excuse the bad links as I leave Photobucket for Imgur.
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    Question Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    Looks promising Captain Brown, any thoughts on colour scheme yet?

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    For inspiration I am using a WarSeer members project from a year ago for the scheme…which is merely a variation on the Imperial Armour III:The Taros Campaign scheme. That would be Elysians by Chaos & Evil and his beautiful army, described and painted in this thread.

    So Desert Yellow clothing with Catachan Green Padding and Chaos Black weapons, boots and gloves would be the quickest description. After doing the Zebra stripes on my Necromundians I figured a plain block of colour would be fine, besides the Elysians are extremely detailed and that provides some relief and a chance for highlighting without camouflage.

    As for an army theme, since it does take a long time to build an entire Guard army I am going to start with the Elysian Veterans from Imperial Armour IV:The Anphelion Project, since then I can field more specialized squads to begin with and as they fill out move to a more standard list from IA:III. Basically you are buying ten point Guardsmen who rarely break and have a higher Leadership and Ballistic Skill, plus you can have a second special weapon in the squad and there is only one Command Section vice one for each Platoon in a standard list.

    I have also found a use for my Commissar Gaunt figure, he has been languishing in my 'to-do' pile for a very long time, but due to his proportions he did not fit with my Necromundians or Cadians. He is a similar size and scale to the Elysians which have smaller heads and narrower bodies than the standard GW Imperial Guard.

    Assembled Valkyrie:

    Crew:

    Controls


    I have used Rare Earth Magnets on the fuel tanks and right-side weapon, after some trial and error I found that using magnets on the wing or fuselage and some metal from old duo-tang binders on the attachment seems to work quite well.

    I had to use a fair amount of green stuff for the fuselage join and the wings needed some major pinning for strength. I also pinned the nose to the body as I am not sure how it would hold up over time.

    Still not convinced that I am finished the crew, the helmet reflection is still a little weak, but as you can see, once the canopy is on them your view is fairly restricted.

    Attached is a painting guide courtesy of Chaos & Evil.

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    The long painting war continues...

    CB
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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    I really like the cockpit you've done there. Looking forward to seeing more of this, will be following with interest
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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Brown View Post
    (....)
    I have used Rare Earth Magnets on the fuel tanks and right-side weapon, after some trial and error I found that using magnets on the wing or fuselage and some metal from old duo-tang binders on the attachment seems to work quite well.

    (....)CB
    Well done Captain! The crew looks really nice.

    Would you do me the favor and make a picture of the pieces with the rare earth magnets/metal parts ? I will do that too and having a look how others solved that would help quite much!! THANKS.

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    Quote Originally Posted by VERITAS/AEQUITAS View Post
    Well done Captain! The crew looks really nice.

    Would you do me the favor and make a picture of the pieces with the rare earth magnets/metal parts ? I will do that too and having a look how others solved that would help quite much!! THANKS.
    I'll see if I can manage that tonight. In the meantime some veterans

    and a Command HQ (officer is armed with a Plasma Pistol from the Cadian Veterans Upgrade Kit).

    A second Squad.


    One neat trick, for those who are looking to stretch their budget a little, I found that the Special Weapons Pack comes with extra torsos for the flamer armed models (this coupled with the fact that each HQ and Trooper pack comes with an extra pair of legs or two and an extra head) so you can squeeze out an extra couple of troopers (I intend to make a couple of Special Weapons Squads with Flamers and Demo Charge later...but in the meantime they add special weapons to my veterans).

    The Shotguns on the Veterans were quite fiddly and required pinning in a few because they arrived in multiple pieces...also had to straighten the barrels several times.

    The long painting war continues...

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    Excellent start Captain! And beautifully photographed I might add. Can we expect to see this army at Astro-Vancouver or perhaps Conflict Vancouver?

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    excellent start of an army. i like the way you've painted the pilots, and i hope all your army will be painted at the same level.
    i will keep an eye on your work...

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    Great start to the army! How many points are you planning?

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    Totally agree with Angel, one to watch!

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    Quote Originally Posted by VERITAS/AEQUITAS View Post
    Would you do me the favor and make a picture of the pieces with the rare earth magnets/metal parts ? I will do that too and having a look how others solved that would help quite much!
    As per the request of VERITAS/AEQUITAS, some pictures of the magnet placement. I used the two smallest Rare Earth Magnets sold by Lee Valley Tools, the small ones are 4mm by 2.5mm and the larger ones are 6mm by 3mm. (Sorry, I could not find my unused magnets for a photo as Mrs Captain Brown has discovered they can be used together to hold all sorts of small things in place in displays and my magnets grow legs.)

    I mounted two on the hardpoints of each wing (as seen in this photo)


    Initially, I mounted two smaller magnets in the brackets of the payload...but actually found this did not have much hold, so I replaced them with a simple strip of metal from duo-tang binders (as seen in this photo).


    I also mounted a small magnet in the right fuselage sponson and in the back of both the Lascannon and Multi-Laser. You get an idea in this photo, sorry the other one with everything laid out was too blurry to post.


    Now I can swap out Hellstrike Missiles with External Fuel Tanks and the Lascannon with the Multi-Laser.

    Also picked up another accessory on eBay...

    Damn addiction...sorry not much WIP on this one as it came in fair shape...obviously the wings had broken off several times (they had never been pinned and were bathed in hardened super glue), as had the weapons and rear landing struts. So a bath in Dot-3 Brake Fluid and some nail polish remover to break up the super glue (thank you Mrs Captain Brown...see there are additional benefits you never thought of when you get married) and I pinned the joints/wings/struts and primed the model. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts I could not get the cockpit out of the fuselage, so it will have to be painted in place.

    More updates later.

    The long painting war continues...

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    Good old Ebay! Just watching one right now, but I think I've got a bidder determined to win even if it costs more than FW sell it for! They are looking wicked at the minute tho.

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    So far, your progress is good, and the cockpit is awesome. I'll follow this.

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH CAPTAIN !!!! I will copy this few pics into my personel folder on my desktop for reference when needed. So with the pics I got that with the metal (first off did not understand how you meant that) NICE idea !! I will borrow that as well
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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    Cheers, glad I could help.

    A couple more pictures, one of the rear ramp of the Valkyrie. To let the rear ramp be shown in either the open or closed position, without it falling open every time the model was moved I added a small Rare Earth Magnet to the top of the fuselage and the head of a small nail (might have been a carpet tack) on the end of the ramp (so small and after being counter-sunk invisible). Enough strength to hold the ramp closed, but still easily opened.

    (Note: you can still see a little of the filler repair I had to make on the troop compartment in this photo)
    Here is one of the Vulture with it's removable weapons.

    Due to the damage to the model I had to pin the Lascannon's in place, and the weapon brackets were so damaged that I had to leave them mounted to the hardpoints, so a little different approach to the installation. A couple of small magnets in the Multiple Rocket Launchers and some nail heads in the bracket, with a small piece of metal rod to ensure no back and forth movement. I am custom building some Hunter-Killer Missile Racks as the alternate payload (using resin bits and six old plastic Hunter-Killer Missiles - hey when you send money on Forge World you have to make some savings when you can).

    Now it is going to be a couple of weeks before I paint these, but I have secured some of the materials: Masking fluid, Brown Ink, Tamiya Dark Yellow, Tamiya Light Blue, Plasticine (Plasticine?????), Vallejo Gunmetal Metal, Tamaiya Dark Yellow and Buff (and of course all my GW/Ral Partha colours when necessary).

    In the meantime some Elysians are going to get painted.

    An in progress shot of two troopers and the Commissar:

    Sorry I think I am taking shots on too steep an angle...my bad.

    The long painting war continues...

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Brown View Post
    Cheers, glad I could help.(...)

    A couple of small magnets in the Multiple Rocket Launchers and some nail heads in the bracket, with a small piece of metal rod to ensure no back and forth movement. I am custom building some Hunter-Killer Missile Racks as the alternate payload (using resin bits and six old plastic Hunter-Killer Missiles - hey when you send money on Forge World you have to make some savings when you can).

    (...)

    CB
    The idea with the nail heads: I had that one before but was not sure if the rare earth magnets will be strong enough to carry the Multiple Rocket Pods as I would say they are the heaviest payload.

    I did use AIM 9B Sidewinder out of 1:72 scale airplane kits for the HunterKillers. I will use GBU 12 bombs of the same scale to do my heavy bomb rack.

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    nice muted colors, fits Elysains elite look, keep on painting and you'll have one damn fine army!

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    Well I am going to be out of town for a few days, so my progress will slow somewhat, at least until Tuesday. In the meantime the first squad and Command HQ. While the figures will be adjusted between squads as the army grows they are a start and an army has to start somewhere. Again my hat goes off to Chaos & Evil for the colours for the scheme.

    First Squad

    Command HQ

    The back of the Command HQ, to show the pouches, etc. I will probably do rank bands down the back of the helmets still, perhaps something extra with the medic.

    With a flash...while not the best picture as it causes more contrast and some fake shine on the metal components, it is one at a lower angle.


    Next update will probably be Tuesday of next week.

    The long painting war continues...

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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    They look nice mate , I love the colour scheme for the troops ,looking forward seeing more
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    Re: Captain Brown's Elysian Painting Log (Everyone else is doing it so why can't I?)

    NICE!!! Ahh. How dare you to leave town? You have work to do on your painting space

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