The Lord Captain has forbidden me to write down the events of our journey, but what use is a remembrancer who does not remember? I can only hope that, if we survive, this journal will be a record of victory over these traitors and not an account of the end of our Imperium.

The Emperor protects. ~J

Sunday, 2 August 2015

XX. The Emperor Protects

What's better than one guard? Two guards!


I had a few weeks where my job took all the energy and concentration I had, but summer is here and I'm back at my hobby desk.

The second guard was originally going to have a visible face, just like the first one. I even made a head for him but scrapped it after I decided it wasn't up to scratch. Then I hit on the idea that the heads from the Sicarian Ruststalkers would made good Mechanicum issue gas masks.


Other than the different head, he was made in the same way as the first Household Guard; a Solar Auxilia lasrifleman as a base, backpack from a Forge World Chaos Renegade and lots of greenstuff.






As always apologies for the terrible photography, thanks for looking and your comments are massively appreciated.

10 comments:

  1. These are really stunning. Completely in love with these chaps.

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    1. Thank you Fulgrim, glad people like them.

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  2. Wow man, these guys are just perfect on so many levels.

    I swear every time I see your stuff it just sets my mind racing for my own conversions.

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    1. Thanks Mathew. I get that same feeling whenever I look at other people's conversions too. I love how much sharing of ideas and inspiration going on these days.

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  3. This is fantastic work - I love your painting style immensely!

    It's amazing how a few simple changes make such a difference and take very nice models to another level.

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  4. These guys are just absurdly cool. That gas mask works really well, and using the same sort of hood gives it a sort of low high tech look, almost like the classic Star Wars movies had. Is there any chance that this return to the hobby desk heralds another of your excellent Iron Hands as well?

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    1. Thanks. There will definately be more Iron Hands in the future.

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  5. These are incredible, Some of my all time favorite guardsmen. So much so I had to log in to this dystopian hell machine that is blogger, just to say how much I love them. :)

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