Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Imperial Guard Chimera

Yes, you heard right.  I painted an Imperial Guard Chimera.  I needed a break from 15mm.  Apologies for the poorly edited photos! Click each photo to see the unaltered version.









18 comments:

Desert Scribe said...

Nice job of weathering on the tank; it looks very realistic. What techniques did you use to achieve that look?

indierockclimber said...

Honestly, I haven't painted a 28mm vehicle in yeeeears so a lot of it was trial and error.

The chipping was sponge-stipling. I used Panzer grey, and then painted rust (a mix I did of red and brown) on the larger chips, with some gunmetal in the middle of them.

The streaky rust was a mix of the rust color + water + some magic wash. It needs some work to blend a bit more, but I like it!

WarHighlander said...

Should've put it in Caunter.

0dbdb9ca-4de5-11e0-a271-000bcdca4d7a said...

*Shutter* Steve you got a baby on the way, you can't afford Games Workshop. Put down the brush and step away.

indierockclimber said...

WHL- I thought very seriously about it. But I decided I didn't want to try to get those smooth lines.

no worries- it's a flash in the pan! Maybe...

Dirty Jon said...

Looks good.

Tallarn said...

holy cow, now that is more like it!

if you really want to make it fun, strap a predator turret to it:

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee62/tallarn_bucket/gyspywagonncomplete.jpg

well done, the medals on the commanders shirt are very well done as well.

indierockclimber said...

Whoa, that does look really good with the predator turret! Thanks!

Stormtrooper said...

you know you could have painted 28mm WWII anything but 40K

still a very nice paint job

Anatoli said...

Excellent paintjob on that Steve, perfect wear and tear, chipping, rust stains etc. I've seen my fair share of 40k stuff painted and this is probably one of the best/more realistic approaches.

Now I hate the game with passion, but I can understand you wanted to paint something for a change of pace :-)

indierockclimber said...

I also hate the game with a passion. I do like the universe though, so I think some alternative rules are in order!

Neal Smith said...

Looks fantastic!

Speaking of Caunter camo, I put my whole DIY Space Marine chapter in a German 3-color camo scheme. Folks love it!

The game isn't that much different than FOW... The firepower check (wounds) comes in the middle instead of the end. :)

Itchy said...

That tanker has the bluest eyes I've ever seen. He must be Cadian. :)

Great looking Chimera. I think the thing I love the most about your work are the little touches that add character. Naming the Chimera 'Irene.' The speedily scrawled admonition on the back hatch. Those little things really make something this is already good, fantastic.

xenite said...

Nice. Back in the day I used to run a IG force. Tread head for life! I tried to play WH40k again several months ago with a buddy, and we both really left the table with that 'meh' feeling. There are so many better games out there (FoW for example). Great minis, but the gaming just isn't worth my time.

simallet24 said...

"They" have a nasty habit of changing the rules faster than african dictatorships changed leaders during the 70's and 80's. Played an awful lot of WH40K back in the day and I enjoyed it at the time. I've learnt an lot about gaming since then and wont touch it with a 10ft clown pool anymore.

simallet24 said...

Note to self, proof read your posts in future..... should be pole not pool........ as penance I must paint a full strelkovy using only a 0000 brush with but a single bristle

Versch said...

Good job on the tank lil buddy. Juddd almost succumbed to the madness of picking up the hobby once again. In hindsight, he should play any friggin tabletop that people are playing. Competitive basterds are we 4 life!

indierockclimber said...

Thanks for all the kind words guys! 'twas fun to paint

Post a Comment

Popular Posts In the last 30 Days

Copyright 2009-2012 WWPD LLC. Graphics and webdesign by Arran Slee-Smith. Original Template Designed by Magpress.