So, after a rather long hiatus I have finally finished some work on two squads of troops for my Imperial Guard army. I decided to work on two squads at once this time, a batch paint of 20 guardsmen. It ended up taking much longer than I expected since school started and Space Marine and Gears came out. All told I think that I put about 10 nights into working on them for times varying from 1-3 hours. Tonight I finally got to finish basing, naming them, and painting on their unit numbers. My citadel clear coat has died on me, seems like the propellant went bad, so I went with 2 coats of Testors Dullcoat. Their names and ranks have been recorded in a roster I made up on my computer.
First up is my latest Infantry Squad, led by Sgt. Zack Haislett. Prettt basic equipment. They've got a flamer, voxcaster, and a few have some krak grenades as well. The flamer is from a catachan box, one trooper has a Death Korps backpack, the Sergeant has a modified Space Marine bolt pistol and the powersword from one of the Commissars. They are based some with just flocking and a couple have some Dragon forge bases.
Just a closeup of the sergeant with his powersword, bolt pistol, and even a purity seal.
I gave the guy throwing a grenade a potato masher which I got with some 1/35 German infantry a couple years back.
The RCO is holding the map that come with the Cadian Command squad sprues, I painted on a river, some streets, and some battle lines. Time to call in some artillery support.
Next up is a veteran squad with 3 magnetized special weapons troopers and a catachan vox unit.
The guys with special weapons also have the option to be equipped with melta guns, I just did not take a picture with them.
Next I will just show the different arms I magnetized for the sergeant, I used a Cadian command set to make most of this squad, as well as some catachan legs to vary the poses a bit. He has a las, bolt, and plasma pistol and either a powersword or powerfist.
Then there is the powerfist, it fits on the left arm usually but with a little cutting I switched it to a left arm weapon so it could just swap out with the PS. I also added a wire because I felt it was missing something.