NOTE TO NEW READERS
Hi, and welcome to my little Project Log here. This is the first (and only, no pun intended at all) project log that I've ever done, and it's following the painting and assembly of my Imperial Guard Regiment, the 812th Valaran Guard.
The pictures contained in the first couple of pages of this Log are my attempts at painting while only just reentering the hobby, and are nowhere near an indication (at least in my opinion anyway) of how things are later in the journal. The whole reason I put this journal up is to give me both motivation to get the whole army done, and also to chart my progression in terms of painting skill and general modelling technique. I think I've managed to do that so far but we shall see.
And with that, on with the log, I hope you enjoy
OK, this is the first time I've really tried anything like this so it should be interesting to see how it goes. Since I came back to playing 40K I've been trying to reassemble my battered Imperial Guard army into something I can use to maybe actually WIN some games this time. I think I'm doing OK so far, but an army never really looks the part until it's painted.....so that's what needs to be done, using all of the relatively substandard skills in my arsenal to do so. Once I'm able to clear some room in this bombsite I call my bedroom/workroom I'll put up pictures of my complete army, but until then, let's focus on what's been painted up so far
The first picture I have for you is a WIP shot of the Commissariat of the army.
This shot was taken around half hour ago, which explains the slightly dull look on the models. They've also not had any highlights applied yet, with only some overbrushing and washing done on the flesh and also some overbrushing of Blood Red over the Foundation Mechrite Red on the Commissars' uniforms. For the black, it's largely just the standard Chaos Black primer coat, although with a few brush strokes in terms of retouching certain areas.
And of course as far as my next pictures of painted models, it wouldn't be a Guard journal without some tanks now would it?
Shot Removed due to space constraints. newer photos further in log
Here are the Chimera and Leman Russ I have painted at the moment, with a 2nd unpainted Russ waiting in the wings. This Chimera is going to be used to transport a Storm Trooper squad. The two Russes I have as two of my Heavy Support choices, with possibly a Demolisher or Basilisk to join them (my last Basilisk, purchased in 1997, has sadly been destroyed after years of neglect and misuse, despite all the best efforts of the Techpriests to restore it)
That's all I have for you at the moment, but I will take a few pictures of some of my other stuff later on in the week for you. As always with my posts here, comments, questions and criticism/advice is always welcome, as I intend to try and make this log an interactive experience for you all.
Thanks for reading,