I painted a few more Kalmyk 1st troopers, who after the demise of their army, were forcefully integrated into the Bishkek 2nd whose army I am modeling. The Kalmyk shoulder pads have a small patch of grey which distinguishes them from the original Bishkek troops who have dark brown on both sides.
I am still using up all the individual 1994 metal Imperial Guard models for this squad and hope to be able to have 10 that all look different. Right now I have nine and I am looking for that last one.
These models are an absolute joy to paint and they look great. I am not converting them at all. They have excellent detail and good character, they are really nice sculpts. All you IG players should hunt some down and paint them!
Here are the new recruits:
A heavy weapon squad with the big bolter. I used a see through flying base and sculpted the ground on there, making sure the carriage is sunken in the mud because of weight. The guy with the extra ammo is an awesome model.
Here's the squad so far. if anyone has any models of this range that are not showing and you want to give them a good home, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have lots of stuff to trade.
Here is Bishkek 2nd so far (the Valkyrie is not pictured).
Hope you enjoy!