Saturday, 31 August 2019

Imperial Guard/Astra Militarum Regimental Advisors



Regimental Advisors are specialists who, through their expertise and unique abilities, provide Imperial Guard commanders with a tactical edge on the battlefield. The Master of Ordnance provides the ‘eyes on the battlefield’ for the regiment’s artillery, coordinating artillery bombardments with deadly accuracy. The Officer of the Fleet serves as a liaison between the Imperial Navy and the Guard, coordinating aerial strikes via Valkyrie carriers and Marauder bombers. Astropaths are Sanctioned Psykers, who ‘see what others cannot see’, allowing Imperial commanders the ability to locate ‘unseen’ enemies.



Regimental Advisors (front)


Regimental Advisors (back)


I painted the Imperial Guard/Astra Militarum Regimental Advisors set, which includes: The Master of Ordnance, the Officer of the Fleet and an Astropath.  Each of these advisors performs a distinct function in the regiment; therefore, I selected colour patterns that reflects these unique roles.

Master of Ordnance: I painted the Master of Ordnance in a desert colour scheme, using a tri-colour desert camouflage pattern for the officer’s combat fatigues (I used this same camo pattern for the Armageddon Steel Legion).  I used a dark olive green as the primary colour for the carapace body armour, with the Aquila and heraldry on the armour highlighted in a metallic bronze.

Officer of the Fleet: I selected greys and blues as the primary colours for the Officer of the Fleet’s uniform, as I felt these colours captures the noble bearing and authority of a senior naval officer.

Astropath: I selected purple as the primary colour for the Astropath, as I felt this colour captures the mysticism and eccentricity of a Sanctioned Psyker.  That is, according to colour theory, the colour purple is associated with the sacred, magic, the third-eye and mystery. 










In a future post, I plan on created file cards, similar to the ones created for Colonel Schaeffer’s Last Chancers, for the Regimental Advisors.



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Friday, 30 August 2019

Warhammer 40,000: Sons of Sek



Featured in Dan Abnett’s Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Sons of Sek form the personal army of Anakwanar Sek, a powerful Chaos warlord and sorcerer. Referred to by his followers as ‘He whose voice drowns out all others’, Anakwanar Sek’s symbol is a hand covering the mouth. Out of reverence for their Dark Master, the Sons of Sek wear a tanned human hand as a mouth guard on their helmets.

Sons of Sek (front)


Sons of Sek (back)

Back in July, I build and painted six Sons of Sek warriors using the Cadian Shock Trooper, the Catachan Jungle Fighter and the Chaos Marauder sprues.  I have just finished painting four more Sons of Sek warriors, creating a full 10-man squad.  Included in this group of miniatures is a Sirdar (squad leader/junior officer), armed with a laspistol and chainsword. 




The below images show the Sons of Sek battling Urdeshi troopers on the Forge World of Urdesh, and are from the Sons of Sek section in the Old Guard:













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Thursday, 29 August 2019

Armageddon Steel Legion Pattern Chimera


Back in July, I painted a squad of Armageddon Steel Legion troopers.  According to the lore, Steel Legion infantry regiments are mechanized fighting forces, with each squad of troopers assigned a dedicated Chimera transport.  Thus, the Steel Legion squad was not complete without their Chimera transport. 







I just finished painting a Chimera armoured transport for the Steel Legion squad.  The Chimera kit allows for several building options: I selected a hull-mounted bolter, a turret mounted flamer and added the optional bulldozer blade.  I painted the Chimera in the same tri-colour desert camouflage pattern as I used for the Steel Legion squad.













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1/72 (20mm) Italeri Berlin House 2

    In an earlier post , I built and painted Italeri’s 1/72 scale (20mm) Berlin House, which is part of the Battle of Berlin battle set ...