Tuesday, 3 March 2015

From DavidB - Cadian 7th Stormtroopers (100 Points)


I have the plastic beret Storm Troopers and the puffy padded metal model Storm troopers, but these are my favorite ones that Games Workshop ever made. STs are elite tough bully boys, and these sculpts just ooze tough and disciplined.


I just really like the details in them, I can also imagine how hot and heavy all that gear they wear is!




Two complete squads with all the special weapons available.

I did give one my darker complexion and added some tribal paint to him.
Another tribesman! ;)


This sculpt is my favorite, he seems to be about to rush through a doorway. His booger-hook is off the trigger, and his head like his battlebuddies is looking in same direction as his weapon's muzzle. These fellows are professional.


My other favorite part is the straps securing all the armor. I painted a lot of leather that the front view just loses when the recesses are hidden.


A grenade launcher, flamer, plasma gun, and melta gun


each one has it's own specific backpack.

As much as I hate to paint tanks, there is one I do want. It is a baneblade chassis, but has some titan mega bolters and a crew compartment for troop carrying. I'd love to get that for these guys! I may get some Valkirie ships instead though. For now, they will just use a chimera.

I'm still shooting to eclipse my challenge target, but there is a lot to get done and the finish is getting closer. These were started with the tanks but just not able to share in the tank post. Black Platoon may be delayed till after the challenge as may the rest of the Cadians as I really want to finish the challenge with a force that I've been looking to build for a very long time. My kids are also begging me to get more supers and some LotR done too. My Oliphant will be up very soon, but I am searching for a missing support post from the Christmas crash.....it ought to be around the desk someplace! ;)  Plus the Curtgeld and the last bonus round, which I WILL remember to photo and post on time!

20 28mm tough guys!


From Curt:

It's been a stonkingly productive few weeks for you David! These are some of my favourite GW models (Sisters of Battle taking the top honours, but alot of that is pure nostalgia) and you've done a fantastic job on these boyz. I particularly like the Native American officer with his tribal face paint/tattoos.

'Booger-Hook'?! Love it. Must file that one away...

Still shooting to eclipse your points target? Buddy, with today's entries you've soundly blown past it already. Well done David! This entry is an excellent conclusion to a wonderful run up the points ladder.


29 comments:

  1. Great work David. I also love these castings - they stand alone among all the Cadians of the recent generation of GW castings that actually look nice - the pose, the animation, it all looks brilliant.

    I also love the colour scheme - I make a lot of use of blue myself on my Imperial Guard figures. Great work!

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    1. ...And very few skullz on them! ;)
      Thank you, Greg! I do seem to paint a lot with blue! ;)

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  2. My word, you have been very busy David. Great figures :)

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    1. Thank you, Tamsin! My kids have not had any snow days the past few weeks, so I have been able to paint more. I also usually have several items going at once. Either ADD or frugal with the paint! ;)

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  3. Jolly good stuff. I've got two squads of these sitting in a box too and you're making me want to get them out. I hope mine turn out as well!

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    1. You still have stuff in boxes!

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    2. Thank you, Milsey! I'm certain yours will look brilliant when you get them done...you did let the primer age on them, right? ;)
      Dave, I found some 15mm crusaders and 100 yr war troops still bagged and boxed. I got them in the 80's!

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    1. Thanks! I'm surprised by how much of this force I've completed this winter. ;)

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  5. These are nicely done-I like that blue.

    Hurry up and get that Oliphant done!

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    1. Thank you, Anne!
      The oliphant and the Harad are on the way, hopefully this week. I'm still looking for that one howdah support though. The damaged bow and spearmen have been reglued and are drying now.

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  6. More cannon fodder needed then call the Cadians. Nice work on these while not and "Evil Empire" fan I still like the figures.

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    1. Thank you, Clint! The "evil empire" lost it's luster awhile ago with me. There is a lot of great SciFi that is cheaper and often better. But my pile of neglect should see me impervious from death for some time. A lot is GW, and Rogue Trader is STILL fun! ;)

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  7. These look great, you have really brought this force on

    Ian

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    1. Thank you, Ian! I can't wait to ding the fresh paint on a games table soon!

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  8. Great painting, David! I love those older Guard figures. Nice to see someone who also paints "non White" figures. People thought I was a bit 'odd' when I did it, way back in the old, "Plastic Guardsmen" days! Kudos!

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    1. Thank you, Kevin! I'll dig out my Squats for the group shot later!
      I like the skin variations in my armies, plus I am obliged to represent my ancestors! ;)

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  9. Thank you, Curt! I too like the Sisters, but am stymied by what colors instead of black and red. Maybe brown and green?
    I am very happy that I am a part of this "competition"! I followed it a bit through Ray and Fran while deployed and it was great to have a pulse of the hobby then. It has been a whole lot of fun trying out new techniques and still push myself to diminish the pile of neglect. It is really cool to get projects like this completed rather than allow them to "wait till next weekend"!
    In short...very therapeutic and a whole barrel of pure fun! ;)

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    1. I'm delighted you're having a good time with the Challenge. It's been wonderful to have you join us for the silliness this year.

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  10. Lovely work, great colour scheme.

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    1. Thank you! They are coming out nicely,

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  11. These are among my most favoured figures from GW too! When they were first releases I instantly had to get me some so I went to great length explaining to my parents why I'd need a advance payment on my pocket money.
    You've certainly done them justice and I've to say your blue colour scheme suits them rather nicely.

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    1. Thank you, Moiterei! I am looking forward to them hitting the table soon. It should be easier now that it won't be a force of white, black, grey, and brick primered troops!

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  12. These guys look tough as nails. Fantastic job!

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    1. Thank you, David! This is the crew that I throw at rocks and hard places! ;)

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