Winter Guard Rocketeers

So now that rockets can be attached to two different units, and my Winter Guard Rifle Corps are painted, I painted some rockets to match them.  Two are metal and one is plastic.

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Also, a previously-painted Rifle Corp for comparison

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Khador Gun Carriage

Finished up my Gun Carriage.  Happy with how it came out, and even happier how I didn’t obsess over details that won’t matter once it’s on the table.

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As mentioned previously, the front half of the chassis and sponsons are from the Khador Gun Carriage kit.  The treads are from a GW Lehman Russ tank, and the backhalf and smokestacks are scratch-built.  Next time I hit the store, I will try to pick up some barbed wire and add that to the “front” of the trenches (the rear of the vehicle).  I may also try to turn some cotton balls into black smoke from the coal.

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Had fun with the base, grinding dirty Swans underneath the glorious treads of the motherland.

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A face the Empress loves.

Winter Guard Riflemen

Got these guys done to tabletop standard a few weeks ago.  They’ve participated in several games, and it’s surprisingly nice to have an actually-painted unit on the field.  Despite numerous shortcuts I took to get the painted, at arms length you hardly notice they’re not “magnificent.”  It will be a long while before I get around to painting my other existing units though.

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Winter Guard Riflemen – Update 1

What a pain to assemble!  Average of 6 pieces per guy, all with those horrible PVC mold lines.  It didn’t help that I got one wrong arm, and had to shove some putty in there to fake it.

I’m going army-painter style on these guys – I’ll clean up some of the slop, make their hats and fur trim a lighter color, then give them some metallics.  Nice simple base and then I can field them.  I should be able to get them into at least one Butcher 1 gunline before Mark III hits (though I don’t imagine either Butcher or the WGRC will change much).

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