Celestial Gardening, Part 3

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Just finished painting this Celestial Guard with combi-rifle. I really like this guy’s pose, it’s dynamic without being silly. As the most basic unit for building an Imperial Service list, it’s good that I finally have one of these guys. In regular lists, he’ll make a good temporary lieutenant while my other recent acquisition waits for the right moment to burst out of hidden deployment and start wrecking people’s shit.

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In terms of background and language, there’s not much to say that hasn’t already been said. I painted him (and her) using the same orange as the Pheasant Agent. Unusually for a both hands on gun pose, I painted him completely assembled. I’d say it has a lot to do with how not much of a hassle he was to paint. I imagine I will do this more often, because it drives me nuts when you feel like you have finished and there is still a pewter gun and arm lying in your work bench. It wasn’t that hard to reach around with the brush, especially compared to how much of a pain it is to paint small, unattached bits.

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Hopefully I will be able to source the MSR and Spitfire Celestial Guard soon so I can form a fireteam. In the mean time, I have a swarm of Kuang Shi to paint, and I want to finish at least the boarding shotgun one before I permit myself to get that beautiful, beautiful Yanhuo Invincible.

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4 thoughts on “Celestial Gardening, Part 3

  1. Yeah, I like the idea of painting pre-assembly, but when it comes down to it I always assemble first. Quite frankly, if I can’t reach it, others probably can’t see it. Grin.

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    1. Too right, I’m pretty much a convert at this point. I recently did up a Kuang Shi, this time I glued the gun arm on and left the supporting arm off, painted the main model, then glued the supporting arm on and brush-undercoated that arm. It was certainly more pleasant than leaving the gun arm off and painting it separate but I still doubt it’s worth the hassle.

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