Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Red Platoon Medic

Pict capture of second platoon medic from the 9th Necromundan "Death Blades" F Company. Medics such as these are assigned to the command sections of infantry platoons to improve guardsmen morale, and occasionally reduce battlefield casualties. They are typically found where the fighting is thickest, and this individual has obtained a non standard dueling chain sabre to assist with close quarters engagements and battlefield amputations.
Within the Death Blades medics such as these act as unofficial distributors of combat stimms and other chemical agents, going to great lengths to ensure that supply and distribution within the regiment remains constant. This earns them a certain amount of authority and respect within the regiment, and the position is highly sought after should vacancies arise. Internal disputes with medics are rare, so most vacancies are a result of battlefield attrition or, on occasion, incapacitation due to prolonged substance abuse.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Death Blades Comms Officer

Responsible for communications between F Company Command and other elements of the task force, this comms officer is well trained in the use of the high gain vox unit he carries. Like other communications officers of the 9th Necromundan, and of many other Imperial Guard regiments, the comms officers are seen as a vital link to battlefield re-enforcements, emergency extraction, and resupply. They are also rumored to use their equipment for more nefarious deeds, such as monitoring other communications, allowing certain "off mission" operations to be organised by the company officers, ensuring that unofficial equipment, munitions and supplies can be obtained when needed. Allegations that communications officers within the 9th Necromundan have been organising covert meetings with local gangs for trade and combat drug resupply are, as of yet, unproven.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Epic Grave Warden Terminators

Grave Warden Terminators and Praetor.

My grave warden terminators really caused me some angst. Something went awry when I was priming them. I'm not sure exactly what, perhaps I didn't shake the can enough, held it too close, or it was too humid or something, but once they were dry I saw that they were a bit blobby on the front, with some of the detail obscured under too much paint.
They sat in a drawer for about a week while I wondered what to do. In the end I decided to paint them up, and see how they turned out, rather than strip them and have another go. I'm not sure it was the right choice, but I didn't have an easy way to strip them (I was working away from most of my equipment), and they don't look too bad.

Friday, 11 March 2016

More Epic Land Raiders

I painted up another four Land Raider Proteus' to add to the slowly growing vehicle pool of my epic Death Guard force.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Epic Vindicators

I painted up these vindicators quite a while go but realised that I haven't posted any pictures of them here. These models are based on the current 28mm scale 30k vindicator, and are a handy unit to have in a Death Guard army like mine that dabbles in both the 30k and 40k versions of the game.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Undead Samurai Chi

Another undead samurai from the dark depths of 1985, this one didn't need paint stripping, so was the next choice to paint! I decided to paint him up using warm colours, the same as the other two, as I thought that looked ok. I'm slowly settling on a theme for these, with a brown basecoat, and black and red armour. Chi is armed with a yari (straight bladed spear), which I've added some spot orange and yellow rust to.