Macknight's Imperial Guard

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Macknight's Imperial Guard

Post#1 » Nov 26 2010 07:19

Cadian Shock Troops:
Command and Infantry element:
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Mechanised element:
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Armour element:
http://imgur.com/a/zXNyU
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Post#2 » Nov 26 2010 11:10

Hey! Looks GREAT!

I especially like your Battle Standard, it looks so realistic :biggrin: ! What were the steps & colors involved in painting that?

Now, I'd like to make one suggestion if I could; have you ever considered drilling out your gun barrels? It would really add another level of realism that would make your force look even better!

Regardless, Amazing work man!

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Post#3 » Nov 27 2010 12:17

Hi mate,

While your force does look pretty sweet and there are some great conversions in there, it probably would help us all if you would give us an explanation as to what your army is all about and why you're posting it up. This is even more important than with usual army showcases as this is a Tau forum.

As it stands this is a low quality post, sweet models or not.

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Post#4 » Nov 27 2010 12:59

I originally wanted some guevesas for my Tau, I have a couple converted with pulse guns. Then the men of the imperium just started to multiply like a disease. They are just too fun to collect and paint. They will be my Planetary Defense Force for my Tau planet. The army is infantry based as you can tell, I will add more when they are done.

I haven't thought about drilling the barrels, I may go back in the near future to do that after some practice. :smile:

Which flag are you refering to? If its the tan looking one: prime black, drybrush codex grey, drybrush commando khaki, devlan mud wash, after it dries, some more khaki drybrushing, then the other colors: taucept yellow, then mud wash, carefully drybrush shinning gold, then gryphon sephia wash etc.
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Post#5 » Nov 27 2010 03:28

I really like how the coats of the horses are all different. Makes them much more realistic - especially the fur around the ankles.

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Post#6 » Nov 27 2010 06:36

Looking great!

The fun thing for me was finding all the last chancer models you hid in all the squads.
Good painting, good basing. And because you got a lot of mixed weapons, they really feel like Tau auxilliary.
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Post#7 » Feb 19 2011 02:33

I updated with some vehicles, terrain, tallarn, I'm especially pleased with the valkyrie, it has persuade me to get another.

Imperial Navy:
http://imgur.com/a/0vRh3

Elysian Drop Troops:
http://imgur.com/a/mznjn


Tallarn Desert Raiders:
http://imgur.com/a/euIxJ
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Post#8 » Feb 19 2011 08:57

Great work on both this army and your Tau!

The Valkyrie is spot on. I love the use of the 'drone bits' as winches.
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Post#9 » Feb 19 2011 10:15

Rus'el wrote:Great work on both this army and your Tau!

The Valkyrie is spot on. I love the use of the 'drone bits' as winches.


Thanks, I used 2 drone bits after cutting off the parts that stuck out, then used the canopy bar from the sentinel for the mechanism that moves, I cut the extra from the bar to fit into the hole sections from the drone bits on one end, then the other is stuck into a chimera anttenna part which support two more drone bits for the rope i use for the winch mechanism.
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Post#10 » Feb 19 2011 12:52

Ha I didn't even notice the tau bits for the winch at first. I love when people model a few guys decending from the valk. How do you transport that though? That's the only thing stopping me from trying it.

The chimeras also look great; it's hard to make grey look good but you've definitely done it.

If those are decals they look really well done (can't see the trim) and if it's freehand - great again.

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Post#11 » Feb 20 2011 12:57

Theambit wrote:Ha I didn't even notice the tau bits for the winch at first. I love when people model a few guys decending from the valk. How do you transport that though? That's the only thing stopping me from trying it.

The chimeras also look great; it's hard to make grey look good but you've definitely done it.

If those are decals they look really well done (can't see the trim) and if it's freehand - great again.


The guys is on a rope so it isn't hard to transport it, I have it in a sabel double wide 4" deep for the valk and some chimeras on the side; those are decals, I brush over the decals after they are dry with GW gloss varnish to seal it, then a matte clear acrylic from a hobby store to dull it before matte varnish it.
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Post#12 » Apr 17 2011 11:29

I have updated with some vostroyans.

Vostroyan Firstborn:
http://imgur.com/a/AiuDq
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Post#13 » Jan 02 2012 11:45

Updated with some inquisition forces.

Inquisition:
http://imgur.com/a/heJC1

Militarum Tempestus:
http://imgur.com/a/NTEML

Deathwatch Allied Detachment:
http://imgur.com/a/2ppZ9
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Post#14 » Apr 11 2012 02:24

Organizing a bit by putting the Catachans and terrain here.

Catachan Jungle Fighters:
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40k terrain:
http://imgur.com/a/mBYge
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Post#15 » Feb 24 2013 12:58

I've ordered some flavor heads for conversion from madrobots: a set of personality heads and a set of veterans with rebreathers. They're going to be my 'expendables' ops team for my inquisitor.

http://madrobotminiatures.com/zencart/i ... ucts_id=30
http://madrobotminiatures.com/zencart/i ... ucts_id=28
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Post#16 » Feb 24 2013 02:54

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I'm really fond of this one. How easy is it to work with that kit? I had considered buying some to use as "Human Auxiliary" tetras just because I liked the model so much. Obviously though, I'd want to "Tau-ify" the kit so if it's difficult to work with I may just go with standard tetras.

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Post#17 » Feb 24 2013 04:04

The kit imo is easy, though some parts are fragile. I tend to paint certain parts separately then glue them together. The tauros is about the same size as the tetra but slightly wider. I'd give a go.
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Post#18 » Mar 16 2013 12:24

Updating my Armageddon Steel Legions in trenches..

http://imgur.com/a/q4mw6
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