Friday, September 10, 2010

Painting: Imperial Bastion and Commissar

Hey everyone,

I’m staring at the poll right now, and its good to know that we have a lot of obscure units run in the Imperial Guard! I especially like the amount of people running Ogryns and Rough Riders…I may have to do an article on those horsemen.

Anyways, I’ve been getting a little work done between classes, homework, and my social life, as well as waiting for some Orks and Skaven to show up! I needed to reach free shipping on some of my Schoolbooks, so I broke down and picked up an Imperial Bastion. I’d been staring at Dave Taylor’s for the last three weeks, but unfortunately, mine is nowhere as cool as his is…that’ll be for a later bastion! Anyways, I did the same paintjob as all of my vehicles, which is nice, as it only requires three different paints: Scorched Brown, Bestial Brown, and Dheneb Stone. A couple steps of mixing and overbrushing, and you get this:


My Command Squad, accompanied by my new Commissar, survey the battlefield.


My Company Commander and the New Commissar. I really like the Powerfist models, I think they add a sense of “Oh CRAP” to the model!


I still have a bunch to paint on the bastion itself, as well as the escape hatch, the Lascannon, etc. I’m also beginning a Dark Heresy Campaign with a couple friends, should be really fun, I’ve based my character “Sergeant Jake Bradshaw” as my Company Commander before he was a Company Commander, should be a lot of fun and I’ll put my initial thoughts up tomorrow.

Meanwhile, expect some more pictures of the bastion, as well as some pictures of the OTHER Imperial Guard I painted for a friend soon.




  1. The bastion looks like it's coming along very nicely, but those pictures of command guys are awesome! I really like the color scheme you picked out for your army.

  2. I really like the look of the bastion. Some day I'll get the courage to try my hand at painting something with that much flat space.

  3. @Papa JJ: Thanks! My command squad is easily my favorite unit in my army, actually I redid the entire squad this last summer! As for the colour, I feel it contrasts itself nicely!
    @the other Kevin: The bastions are actually textured really nicely, it might seem like a lot of open space, but overbrushing picks up these details amazingly well!