A Warhammer 40K Toy Soldier Part 1

Well, I've been way too busy to do much of anything these days, especially writing, so to remedy the dearth of posts I've decided to post more of what I have been doing in my spare time, which is painting my toy soldiers. I'm desperately trying to prepare for a tournament in July (yes, it takes this long for me to get ready).

I've been posting my progress on The Bolter and Chainsword forum, so I should share that stuff here. Right now they've got a little painting competition of sorts going on that will showcase the hobby nicely. We have to paint a single trooper representative of the regiment we use, with a short story about the soldier and his regiment (this competition is specific to the Imperial Guard "faction"). We must start with an unpainted miniature, so here's my initial photo showing the model that will be painted (it's been undercoated):

He'll be a trooper in 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon, A Company of the regiment I'm working on. The name of the regiment is in flux, it had been the Emperor's Own Sorgrecian Rifles as a bit of an homage to my real-life regiment when in the Canadian Forces. But these guys are more of a line regiment so I'm thinking something more like Princess Paulina's Sorgecian Light Infantry (maybe).

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