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TOEG 2012 - Jan's Imperial Guard

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:05 pm 
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Hello all!

I'm totally new to Epic and this forum, so greetings to all and I hope I do not violate any rules by jumping in at this late stage of TOEG 2012. I have been aware of Epic since Epic 40k came out, but never got around to try it.

This September a buddy of mine and I decided to finally give it a try. Since we can only get together VERY infrequently, I have until the weekend before Christmas to paint up approximately 2000 points of Imperial Guard. I have been busy since our last gaming weekend, and after much searching for 6mm miniatures on the web, I finally got to painting.

I'm trying to finish a decent selection of Steel Legion formations until the deadline in December, and this blog will hopefully help to motivate myself. I will first post what I have painted since starting in early October.


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I first ordered just over 0.7 kilogramms of metal miniatures from Dark Realm Miniatures...

Then I realised I didn't know what the paint scheme was going to be. I think that while most camo paint schemes look cool up close, they tend to do what they are supposed to do when viewed from a distance: They hide details and blend the vehicle into a lump of green/brown - at least when someone with my limited abilities is the painter.

So I went for this instead: (Copyright Relic or whoever made Homeworld 2, I guess)
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I did a couple of test models to try out a few ways of painting blue and the orange markings...
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And finally wound up with a couple of tanks I am fairly happy with:

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The miniatures are DRM Chasseur tanks, the decals are from my wargaming shop and apparently depict the insignia of the 1st Polish Armoured Division. I didn't know that at the time though, I picked them for the funny winged boar - turns out it is a winged helmet...

Next up were two Hydras to give my infantry a little AA support:
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Again DRM miniatures. They are called Firewall, IIRC.

A big thank you to Onyx, by the way, his blog was a great inspiration for me both in terms of motivation and choice of miniatures.

I'll post the rest of the pictures over the next few days, right now I have to finish the air cav and navy that has been sitting on my desk for days now, all grey and blue and no orange at all...

Jan


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:16 pm 
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Welcome to the forums Jan.

Well it is kinda late to start TOEG2012 :P but then if Christmas 2012 is your deadline anyway that sort of works, I guess this balances out V putting his 2013 log up too early.

That all looks awesome, great use of decals.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:58 pm 
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Thats one colourful guard force i must say.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:27 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:42 pm 
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they worked on my phone, but not on my computer.... weirdly

nice work so far, these could be guard from one of the worlds ruled by the crimson fists.....

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Pictures show on my computer.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:22 pm 
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I can't really say why some people can't see the pictures... They are in a Dropbox directory, and I have to say I'm not really experienced with Dropbox. I have fiddled a bit with the preferences, but I'm not sure it helped. I myself can see the pictures, even when I'm not logged into Dropbox...

Can someone give me some tips for this? I am apparently getting too old to keep up with all that newfangled hosting-files-online business.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:51 pm 
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Alright, I couldn't see the pictures myself this time, so I rehosted them somewhere else... Should be displayed ok now.

I can't do anything about the picture size, though. Is there a way to change their displayed size?

Anyway, on to the next batch:

First up is a Basilisk battery...
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...and their buddies, driving around a couple of Manticors
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All of them DRM minis again.

Thanks for your feedback and welcomes, by the way!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:01 pm 
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I love your choice of colors, it looks really good, i like your painting style aswell. Can't wait to see some infantry.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:08 pm 
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Blindhorizon wrote:
I love your choice of colors, it looks really good, i like your painting style aswell. Can't wait to see some infantry.

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Thanks a lot! I already have an infantry company almost finished, will post pictures on the weekend. Before that, I need to finish my air support!

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Welcome aboard, Jan.

I really like your paint scheme. Well done!

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Nicely done ! Reminds me of UN forces ...

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Great paint scheme. I love the DR Firewall mini :)

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