This is my first 40K army - formerly the 13th legion of the Emperor's Chosen Ones. This is also the one that I am trying to get it on par with the GT standard so I can at least have a chance to place in it. I did a lot of free hand with this army. It started as a mean to save time on decals, but before I know it, it took over most of my painting time.
I've always liked the Imperial Guards. Maybe it was due to the fact that I served in the service, infantry has a special place in my heart. It was only a pity that this new codex did not arrive a year earlier - you would be looking at a complete gallery rather a WIP journal then. But then again, part of the fun of success is the journey for. 512th Cadian required some special attention from me. First off, I decided to stay with a very limit set of pallets. A few shades of grey, black, blue for lens and white for free hands and sums up the entire color spectrum for this army. I am also trying to achieve realistic weathering by using very basic but controlled methods of washing/staining and graphite marking. It is too early to tell if the experiment is a failure or a success, but feel free to leave comments so I know what I need to improve on.