Sunday, 23 February 2014

The Emerald Guard - Von Lochov's household bodyguard arrives

It's been a quiet start to 2014. I apologize. Thing is, painting 8 models at the same time is starting to become very hard for me. At the same time, I'm happy to still be so excited about this same project. It's now been five years in the making and can definitely be called an army at 2000+ pts.

Here they are. Next up some grand characters and individual sickos... and then the Imperial Knight! Followed by some Imperial Guard releases I hope.

Somewhere in between Legion things, it should be time to finish the Inquisitor trilogy, with the Good entry, by far the hardest one. I have the idea and the parts are already organized. So bear with me - 2014 should be a good year for the blog.

Migs












26 comments:

  1. Such a striking palette for this unit. I love it.

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    1. Thanks! It's ridiculous how few paints I actually use for the army. Should take a photo really.

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  2. so accomplished and very pretty ....

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  3. Beautiful!

    Daunting prospect making a whole army at this level of finish.

    As master converter extraordinare It'll be insteresting to see what you do with the new knight...

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    1. Thanks Jeff, for the Knight, I've been thinking of custom building a Lance for mine. That was always the weapon of choice for the old skool knights. I also have a pretty serious trench line base already finished for it. Hopefully the Knight still fits on top of it. ;)

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  4. Hi Migs

    Wow five years in the making and that you are still excited by the project. For that I applaud you.

    I also applaud you for these latest pictures and their content. It also looks like Von Lochov and his massive retinue will be needing a larger glass bell jar.

    Highlights for me are the squad captain with chainsword, it looks like his is weighed down with experience. The banner is extraordinary as usual. Plus Von Lochov's Praetorian being a different colour palette really ties the rest of the group together, though with his pale skin he doesn't look out of place.

    The Nurglii Lord Plasma gunner, now I don't remember you showing off his shoulder pad before. Its brilliant!

    Rock on Mig's and I'm looking forward to enjoying the Imperial Knight kit vicariously though you and JB. As ever we both have our fingers crossed for some new guard.

    PDH

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    1. Thanks Peter! Doing the +I+ trilogy pieces for variety has been important too, but yes, still totally digging this and with GW releasing so much stuff to add, how could I not. :)

      Can't wait to get together again some day to chat this stuff in person...

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  5. So much epicness on one table! Unbelivable great! :D

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  6. Fantastic and clever conversions! I like the cold palette you've used - some people say green and blue are difficult colors to put together, but those tones work perfectly.

    Beautiful.

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    1. Cheers Turska! Some people also think it isn't 40k with out hues of red :) And that right there has been the biggest challenge with this army. And honestly why I went on such a RED feast with the Bad trilogy entry!!

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  7. Migs, the skull and horns on the Nurglii converted heavies' shoulder armour is awesome, as is the freehand on the banner.

    The moonlight palette is something else, it's still looks fresh and interesting after 5 years!
    The newer Alpharius marines are great, especially the hooded one, the extra green in the hood gives him real kick in the pics... I still think your very first Alpharius is one the most extraordinary conversions and paintjobs I've seen, the PIP image of his painting inspired me to change the way I painted and still does so today.

    The female Inquisitor is a great build and the green is stunning - so eagerly awaiting the 'better' pics to come!

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    1. Thanks mate! I think the original Alpharius and Jargassor are still the best models in the army. They gave birth to everything that came since.

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  8. Great to see these additions to the growing army. Any tournaments planned this year? Colour scheme rocks. I really like your use of white - it is such a great base for weathering if done right. And you sure do so! Looking seriously forward to see what you will come up with when you get your hands on an Imperial Knight as well as finding hobby time to match the project.

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    1. Thanks Jakob. I am hoping to attend the Bay area open later in the spring. Need to learn 6th edition first :)

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  9. I recently discovered your blog and I have to say there is some stunning stuff on here. I just love the pale colours you use on your army. As someone who is trying their hand at this painting and converting business for the first time, I find your work totally inspirational.

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    1. Thanks mate and welcome!! Let me know if you have any specific questions.

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  10. Great work the bolsters look great

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    1. Thanks. The old skool chevrons are becoming a predominant feature in the force.

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  11. Welcome back migs! I've missed your updates, it's been quiet without you. Then I see your stunning minis in Warhammer Visions 2 and it drew me right back here! Best of luck with the Knight!

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    1. Cheers mate! That was a happy surprise. It's been forever since the models made the trip. Hopefully sharing some of the newer stuff at some point too!

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  12. Wonderful work as always. I particularly like the Inquisitorial Henchman with the beard in red. Of course, I am always impressed by your marines. One of these days, I am going to try to make some of my own for Necromunda.....a daunting prospect...

    Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks. You should try! The Marines are easier to do than people think

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