Friday, 6 January 2012

Platoon Commander

Well, believe it or not, I've finally managed to do a bit of painting!  Here's one for you:

 As you can no doubt tell, he's the standard Imperial Navy advisor model, with the cap taken from a Mordian Lieutenant.  I'm pretty pleased with this paint job, as the green looks realistic and the tunic looks crumpled, while still being neat.  Also, it's a good opportunity to show off my basing ... I'm a firm believer, that even with run-of-the-mill models some effort on the base can really drag up the quality of the whole miniature.  This base here is done using the 40K basing box.  As I've said before, these are quite expensive but will go a very long way.  Three boxes have done my entire Imperial Guard army with LOTS to spare.

If there's one thing I'm not proud of it's the face ... I can never seem to get them right.  Especially on this photo, the hands look really good but around the eyes spoils it a bit for me.  That said, he does have an amazing moustache.

All my officers are mounted on the large bases as shown here.  Most of them have little dioramas and what not on them, as they are all individual characters with backgrounds and fluff, etc.

3 comments:

  1. Very nice conversion indeed, and that's an understatement! I was mulling over how I could make him look a little more dynamic for my Naval Lieutenant/Sub-Lieutenant - or at least like he could give someone a greater injury than an abrasive graze from the leather of his gloves...

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  2. Hmmm... maybe a sword on his left hand? Check out http://americancivilwar.com/south/lee_sword.jpg. Not dynamic, but at least he's armed that way.

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  3. That was my thought, hadn't thought of that pose, it could work - I think it's the best bet either way...

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