SRM's Valhallans - Forward you dogs, to victory!

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SRM's Valhallans - Forward you dogs, to victory!

Post by SRM » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:57 pm

I've got similar blog type dealies on Dakka and my club forums, but I thought I'd post them here too!
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I'm not totally thrilled with how some of the faces came out, but that's what happens when there's still a little bit of the last paintjob resting in the details. Oh well! Painting these guys was pretty fun, and it gave me a good reason to check out all the Russian World War II stuff on Netflix.
also this.

I still need to get some snow flock then I can properly finish them. For now I'm just painting a random smattering of infantry models including plenty of heavy weapon crew as you can clearly see. Once I get a more organized batch of models I might be able to do something a little more sensible and paint proper squads, but for now it's just masses of Guardsmen. Expect more to come!
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Post by YoungAbraham » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:04 pm

Haha, funny you're not too happy with the way the faces came out, I think they look incredible! Then again, the faces on my models tend to be a blob of color punctuated with two cartoonishly large eyes dripping down the cheeks.

The texture of the coats looks great, and combined with how well the poses of the models stand up over time, looks like it will make a very characterful army!

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Post by SRM » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:38 pm

I don't feel like I did a terrible job with the faces or anything, they're just not as good as the ones on my Marines! It has something to do with both them being kind of recessed behind the ushanka and there still being a little bit of paint on them from their previous owners. Glad you like the coats - I'm going for a layering approach, which isn't something I've done too much of outside of faces and skin.
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SRM's Valhallans - Forward you dogs, to victory!

Post by adama » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:04 am

Cadian rebreather on valhallan = awesome. These guys are great!

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Post by SRM » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:54 am

adama wrote:Cadian rebreather on valhallan = awesome. These guys are great!
The funny thing is that's actually sculpted detail - one of them comes that way! It's a little odd that only one has that, but I like it a lot. Glad you like em!
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Post by SRM » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:41 pm

Started work on another gaggle of Guardsmen and built some mortar teams!
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Unfortunately I started painting some lascannon crews before I mounted them on the heavy weapons bases, so I'll need to take them off and remount them on the 60mm bases with the lascannons.
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Post by SRM » Tue May 08, 2012 6:37 pm

Got some work done on the command staff:
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Company commander:
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Platoon commander:
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Badass Guardsman:
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Flamer:
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Other Guardsmen:
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Post by SRM » Wed May 09, 2012 3:56 pm

So I opened up my mailbox today to find this inside...
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For any of those who thought I wasn't serious about this army, I've got 40 tiny space Russians you might want to talk to.
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Post by Ultraraider » Wed May 09, 2012 4:12 pm

I hear your not happy with your faces, ive made this video. hope it helps!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rM7yfIWDA0&feature=plcp
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Post by ander6 » Wed May 09, 2012 5:28 pm

Thanks for the vid. Your face work looks great.
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