Friday, 13 April 2012

Praetorian Highland Guard WIP

So with no time to lose on my mammoth task before Badab War I'm going straight back to some models that have been haunting me for the past few months, the Highland Guard!

Now I say haunting because I converted the squad and painted the first before Christmas and undercoated black the rest have remained for some time. Here's the starting point.

These have been like this for a long time. But they aren't like that any more here is the work I've managed tonight!

Photos are pretty poor as I don't have any good light here yet (it makes painting an abolute nightmare!). Still plenty to do but a good start.

The fully painted guardsman was done a while ago and has the Black Watch Tartan. I'm thinking of changing the kilt patern along with a few other bits of the colour scheme, heres a photo of the model and I shall explain what I'm not a fan of.

So firstly I think it has too much going and consequently doesn't fit with the rest of the army. The epaulettes shown here are the wrong colour and have since be repainted to match the rest of the army.

So here is what I I'm considering changing - the tartan
                                                                     - the band around the helmet
                                                                     -the cuffs

What do you all think? any ideas of regarding what I should change?

Its good to be back painting again.


  1. Great to see you back doing great work! Will we being see the Highlanders at The Sad Muppet Society presents A Small Matter of Honour 2012?


  2. ought the facing to complement the tartan more?

    Oh, and these realy are amazing!

  3. These models are really good, I love seeing them on the way to completion and a long way in the future I want to atempt some too. The tarten is awesome! My thoughts for what they are worth, agree its probably a bit too busy, would it maybe be an idea to remove blue entirely and make the cuffs red and the kilt red and green? This would tie in better, but it would be a shame as the green and blue looks great. The alternative is perhaps remove the red as the jacket ties them to the rest of the army? Having played around with my scheme for some time I am definitely a fan of the less is more approach to colour. Whatever you decide as always I expect they will look epic!

  4. I know I'm not much help with picking out colors, but I really like the multiple grasses on the base.

    Ron, FTW

  5. Certainly better looking than mine. The level of detail on the kilt is superb. Victoria Lamb is ceratinly emptying our pockets! there are more tartan ideas at the following:

  6. Forgot to mention if you haven't noticed that Vics now doing a highland piper conversion, perfect themed vox replacement if you fancied it.

  7. Thanks for the comments everyone. I have made a small change to the tartan and have added a few red lines (you will see them inthe next post) I think it ties it together nicely. Hopefully by the end of the weekend I can get these 5 finished.