Wednesday, 1 July 2009

132 Progress Pic of Veterans

"Does exactly what it says on the tin."

Here's my version of G/Sgt Harker's squad (in no particular order) and how they're taking shape:
1) Harker with Heavy Bolter; cream camo only. His arm's right at the top of the shot - his head's elsewhere.
2) Shotgun Vet; camo complete
3) Shotgun Vet with Vox; camo complete
4) Missile Launcher Vet; camo complete. Number 2 above will be his 'loader' - I'll give them an optional 60mm base.
5) Shotgun Vet; camo complete
6) Grenade Launcher Vet; camo complete
7) Heavy Flamer Vet; cream camo only - head elsewhere
8) Melta Gun Vet; cream and brown camo only - head elsewhere
9) Demo Charge/Shotgun Vet; cream camo only - head elsewhere
10) Shotgun Vet; camo complete.

Christ, that's a lot of weaponry!

You'll note all of them have work that still needs to be done, but I'm going to try to get them finished by the end of next week if possible. Painted, if not based/finished.

If you're new to the blog - this is how my camoflage works (but make sure you check out Darkwing's US versions). Also, here's an old W-i-P pic of some of the vets:

- Drax.


  1. Looking good. The camo scheme looks good without being too busy.

    I'm sure Harker will have a good head on his houlders to lead these guys (sorry for the naff pun).

    - Courtney @ Cadian 127th

  2. Never, never apologise for a pun.

  3. Reminds me of the old "How to get a head in marketing" trick from Monkey island.

  4. Very nice! I've been considering the FW shotgun veteran models - it appears there's just the two torso poses, or are there slight variations between the four models on the sprue?

    I've never been able to pull off a convincing looking camo - As always, great stuff, Drax!

  5. Camo pattern looks great. I love your choice to mix up the skin tones! Makes it look like a proper army with lots of character.

  6. Very nice. Can't wait to see that Weissmann model in more detail. Took me half an hour to find out he comes with a 150 quid baneblade... ho hum. :D

    I look forward to seeing Harker completed. Keep up the good work!

  7. £150 quid.


    That was a weekend's TA wages when at uni - when I didn't pay tax - when I didn't have a wife - when I didn't have a baby on the way - when I didn't have a needy corgi - when the pound was worth almost two US dollars.

    That was seven years ago. why don't I have 150 quid spare these days? I have simply no idea.


    Almost all the camo's done now, so mostly just details (and heads!) left, now!


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