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541 Veteran Platoon project log
« on: April 3, 2010, 08:41:23 AM »
I decided to start this project log as a way of getting feedback and ideas on my project for this year, a full platoon of veterans. I'm slowly building up a full infantry company of Imperial Guard, I've already finished the command section and 2nd platoon of 541 Infantry Company, here's the pics of them mustered ....





There's more pics of them on my blog Corbania Prime, if you're interested. Right, back to the project, 1st platoon is going to be my veteran platoon. I'm not sure on the size yet but I figure a bare minimum of a command squad and five squads, I'm not sure on whether to do the heavy weapons squads or not at the moment. So, I've been working out what I actually want in the way of unit types. So far, this is what I've come up with ......
  • Snipers - a unit of 10 counts as ratlings. I've never liked space halflings, so I'm going to use the standard cadian and catachen snipers for the unit, I've already got six sorted.
  • Harkers boys - a unit of infiltrating camo'd vets tooled up to do some damage led by my Harker model. I'm planning quite a bit of GS work on this squad.
  • Shock troops - a unit of vets in carapace armour, I've got ten of the inquisition storm troopers who'll fit this role perfectly and not clash with the storm troopers I have already.
  • Standard vets - two units of standard veterans customised with cadian and FW bits to make them stand out against my normal troopers.
That'll give me 5 squads of veterans and an interesting mix to 1st platoon as well as a wide range of hobby opportunities which will give me plenty to get my teeth stuck into. Pics of Harker coming soon guys.
« Last Edit: April 5, 2010, 01:31:18 PM by ColCorbane »

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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #1 on: April 5, 2010, 01:54:28 AM »
Is that one platoon, its almost bigger than my company!
looks great, love the colour scheme
could you please re post the link, as it doesn't seem to work for me

how did you make the land speeder half track, i've seen heaps of them but haven't figured out how to build one as i have a spear land speeder lying around and would love to make one,
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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #2 on: April 5, 2010, 01:33:37 PM »
Yep, that second photo is one platoon or in codex terms, one troop choice! lol. I've edited the link, so it should work now, failing that, just click the banner in my sig.

There's wip pics of my halftrack here ....

http://corbaniaprime.blogspot.com/2009/03/sentinel-standin.html

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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #3 on: April 6, 2010, 11:38:55 AM »
I've started work on Harker, I've dremelled his belt and pouches away and added the base for his camo cloak and his t-shirt.



What do you reckon guys? Got to sort the cloak next ..

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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #4 on: April 6, 2010, 04:04:07 PM »
The t-shirt looks very nice.

I can even see the folds at the belly.
Really well done.
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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #5 on: April 7, 2010, 03:43:20 PM »
Cheers mate, the belly folds were a bit of an after thought. Did a bit more work on Harker last night, I've started working on the folds of the cloak and given him a beret.



I'll be posting pics of his cloak once I have it finished.

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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #6 on: April 7, 2010, 06:31:51 PM »
The cloak ... I have a question on that.

Are you converting this mini for a Tanith army or just because it looks better?
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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 04:01:45 PM »
I use cloaks to show the stealth ability, so all my ratling standin's etc have them mate.

Did a bit more on Harker, I've got the folds sorted ...





I've also added a hood and and started to clean up the long folds of the cloak, I'll be posting pics as soon as I'm happy with them ... which might be a while - lol.

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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2010, 03:23:07 PM »
Finished off the GS'ing of Harker this week .....







Considering I'm new to sculpting, I'm quite pleased with how he's turned out. If you want to see more of the project, there's loads more info and pics here ....

http://corbaniaprime.blogspot.com/search/label/Harker

With Harker done, I've been thinking about his squad, these are the models I've picked out ....



Now all I need to do is give them all GS cloaks and berets. I'm thinking that this might take some time.

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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2010, 04:04:46 PM »
WOW....
That Harker is awesome, I love the cloak and beret, very cool and original. My only complaint is that when compared to cloth done by GW, yours seems... not ripple-y enough. it looks like your was sewn with creases in it, or like it is several layers of cloth. My criticism is purely constructive though, as I understand cloth is one of the mos difficult things to model, especially free flowing or billowing.

I hope you'll share when he's painted, and I look forward to seeing is squad with cloaks and berets too.
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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2010, 04:51:42 PM »
Should pump it up with more tanks Lemen russ ftw ;D
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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2010, 07:58:14 AM »
WOW....
That Harker is awesome, I love the cloak and beret, very cool and original. My only complaint is that when compared to cloth done by GW, yours seems... not ripple-y enough. it looks like your was sewn with creases in it, or like it is several layers of cloth. My criticism is purely constructive though, as I understand cloth is one of the mos difficult things to model, especially free flowing or billowing.

I hope you'll share when he's painted, and I look forward to seeing is squad with cloaks and berets too.

Thanks mate, yeah, cloth is real hard to get right, I'm getting slowly better at it but I think it'll be a while before I get the technique down. It's been a while but I've finally made some progress on Harkers squad. I've green stuffed up their t-shirts and berets, I just need to do their cap badges and cloaks to finish them off.













Finally, a group pic of the squad ...



Hope you like the guys, I'll post more once I've got the last of the green stuff done.

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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2010, 08:23:09 AM »
That is excellent GS work. :)

How many more are you going do convert and will that squad follow the same paint scheme as the rest of your army (grey)? I imagine that a green camoflage scheme would fit very nice, too.
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Re: 541 Veteran Platoon project log
« Reply #13 on: September 3, 2010, 02:07:57 AM »
No kiddin. this is a pretty rad army! Lookin forward to seein more!
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