The might of the imperial guard.

Hell and welcome to my second blog post and first of 2015.

To kick things off I’d thought I’d start with a big one. During last year I gained myself a sizeable imperial guard army and was very keen to get it all painted. Thankfully, a reasonable amount the army was already painted and to a good standard.
What I was left with was over 100 infantry of sorts, a few tanks, a vendetta, a stormwing formation, a bastion and a aegis defence line. So still quite a bit of work to do.

As of January I officially have finished the entire force and it feels great.

The army is led by the infamous Steiner “the nature boy” flair. Supreme commander of the Arcadian 5th. Joined by his allies from Cadia and mordian and the elite Flyin foxes, he leads a mighty force ready to crush the enemies of man.
There is quite a few subtle conversions throughout the army.
I am still finding my feet with this army as its a complete change from my usual play style but they are loads of fun to play.

My aim is to do two blog posts a month from now on. With my dark eldar close to being completed, I then have a death wing army and a British commando bolt action army to paint.
This plus the regular events at my local gaming club, the Leicester allscars, I have plenty of material to work with.

So here they are, the grand army of commander Steiner.

The Arcadian 5th

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The vets.

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The grunts. Quite a small amount for the guard.

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The clowns. Yet to see the field of battle.

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Did someone say ordinance.

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Air born division and sentinels.

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These guys mean business.

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Secondary command squad.

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The main men led by the greatest of all time.

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All fear the hammer of the emperor.

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Thanks for taking the time to view and until next time WOOOOOO!

Stormtalon conversion

Welcome to my first blog post.

I’m going to start off with a tutorial on how i converted the Stormtalon into what i dub the “Stormvenom”. The conversion is based off a venom gunship from G-police, a PlayStation one game.

This is the first model in my Stormwing formation which will be supporting my astra militarum (guard) army. These will be piloted by veteran guardsmen. The idea is that they are an elite air regiment assigned to the allied army of Steiner “the nature boy” flair. Commander of Arcadain 5th.

This conversion is very straight forward. Many pics coming up.

This is the look i was aiming for,
This is the look i was aiming for,
Build cockpit as normal.
Build cockpit as normal.
This is the first cutting part. Before gluing the sides together, carefully slice the upper and lower fins from the tail. You can use the body as a guide for cutting.
This is the first cutting part.
Before gluing the sides together, carefully slice the upper and lower fins from the tail.
You can use the body as a guide for cutting.
Now glue the two halves together. This will leave a gap on the top and bottom that will require filling.
Now glue the two halves together. This will leave a slight gap on the top and bottom that will require filling.
Now glue the cockpit and body together.
Now glue the cockpit and body together.
Remove square mounting block from underside of cockpit.
I then removed the square mounting block from underside of cockpit.
Build assault cannon. I cut off the the block on the side but this isn't necessary.
Next, build assault cannon. I cut off the the block on the side but this isn’t necessary.
At this point i decided to forgo the cumbersome looking turret and glue the assault cannons directly to the body.
At this point i decided to forgo the cumbersome looking turret and glue the assault cannons directly to the body.
Next is what will be the tail wings. For this i used the engine wings, part no 43 and 44. To make these fit flush on the tail you need to remove the lip from the pointed end of the wing and then thin down the flange. i used a modelling knife to do this.
Next is what will be the tail wings. For this i used the engine wings, part no 43 and 44.
To make these fit flush on the tail you need to remove the lip from the pointed end of the wing and then thin down the flange. i used a modelling knife to do this.
Glue these in place.
Glue these in place.
For the missile and mounts i used a sentinel missile pod and a heavy weapon mount cut evenly in half. A landspeeder missile pods will probably be an easier route to take.
For the missile and mounts i used a sentinel missile pod and a Cadian heavy weapon gun mount cut evenly in half.
The missiles from a landspeeder may be an easier route to take.
you need to take care gluing the pods in place, making sure the glue is dry so you get a even match.
you need to take care gluing the pods in place, making sure the glue is dry so you get a even match.
The finised product.
The finished product.
One more angle.
One more angle.

I am very pleased with the final look and i feel that i managed to achieve an improved stormtalon and something close to what i was aiming for. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. More stuff coming soon.