Monday, 23 September 2013

Painted scenery and some assembled Guardsmen

I've had a little time off recently to clear the horror that is my painting area so I can actually get to it. I took the opportunity to re-organise my shelves too, which I'm pretty pleased with.

I managed to complete the Airfix "Afghan House" I picked up during the sad demise of Model Zone. I'm pretty pleased with it, and they're not unreasonably priced as a nice piece of ready assembled scenery. All it needs is painting.

To paint it, I washed it first as I wasn't sure about the mould release agent. It also appeared to be undercoated, but I gave it a light white spray undercoat anyway because I am naturally distrustful.

I based it in Tallarn Sand, then washed it with Agrax Earthshade. I then drybrushed it with Screaming Skull. The rubble pile, I left at this point, but wanted to make it slightly less chalky on the main building, so I washed it lightly with Seraphim Sepia. The damaged areas, especially around the door and windows, had another wash of Agrax Earthshade.

I'm pleased with how this has turned out, and I'm glad I picked it up. Its also a Thing Which I Have Finished, which hasn't happened in a while. Its a nice "quick win" to make me feel motivated by having achieved something.

I also managed to finish up assembling half an Imperial Guard squad.

These are intended to be part of a nice 20 man increase to my infantry platoons. Still, these ones are ready for undercoating now, so I'm a quarter of the way there.


  1. I'm liking the random head effect, Presumably this matches the rest of your iggies ?

  2. Actually, no! Aside from some conscripts, which were my first experiment in kit bashing, most of my Guardsmen are metal Tallarn. But I've made the decision I've had enough of metal and its time to move to plastic for my next Guardsmen. I just hate the Cadian helmets!

    You've also made me realise I don't have many photos of my finished Guard, as I got them done before I started the blog... I think a photo session is in order soon!

  3. I have a small random head collection; hold fire on the glue...

  4. I have a very large random head collection. :-)

    Not that I'd be sad about donations, tho I only work with GW components on my Guard as I play at stores and Warhammer World...