+ inload: Lamb's World camouflage tutorial test +

+ Mustering the Guard +


Dearest beluft Sîa,

It hath bene many a moonth synse last I wrot. And forre it I am sorrowed. Ther hath bene scant chans. Butte now Worron hath lendedde me hys pensil and I have savedd some offe my rashion pacc cardbord onne wych to write. And so here is my letter. Wrytting is not come natural to me as you knowwe well, beluft. But I was torn and wont to you to write.
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The vittels are scant, but good. We drinc well, and so far we haff not found the [REDACTED] we arre tolt we are to fyte.

And soe we slepe in the baracs (a sort of grete living hutte like ourres but to hous not a famillie but three-scorre menne) and feast in the messehall. Ydris is the cooc and, when stocc is ryte, he coocs dyshes of Lammb’s World. Of home.

Over the droppe scones the others oft fyt forre a sore remyinder of home they arre; but to me they are ascces in my mouth, for they remind me only offe you, beluft. And howwe apart we arre. Throne willingge, home to you schalle I come in somme days.
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+ The Bolter and Chainsword forum is running a 'Muster the Guard' hobby challenge [+noosphericexloadlink embedded+], which invites you to paint any Imperial Guard models to help celebrate the release of the new Codex. It seemed the perfect excuse to deploy some Guardsmen from sentry duty in the Cupboard of Opportunity, so above you can see a twenty-five (twenty-six, if you include the dog) strong platoon of Lamb's World Guardsmen, who've been malingering in the barracks for too long. +

+ One of the very first inloads on this blog, back in (coo) 2013, was a camouflage tutorial for the Lamb's World desert camouflage. You can find it here: [+noosphericinloadlink embedded+]. +

+ One of my older models – the result of following the tutorial. +


+ Coming back to a paint scheme some years later inevitably raises the question of whether to try to match the original, do a sort of 'redux' version that benefits from developments in the materials, techniques and – of course – one's own experience, or to throw everything out and start from first principles. I usually err on the side of the latter, but here I was interested to see whether the blog could live up to its original vision. 

Death of a Rubricist started out as a place for me to record my paint recipes, techniques and ideas for when I wanted to scribble something down.  Useful when trying to work out what paint I'd used on a particular army, for example. It's grown a bit in scope since, but using 2013 me's advice would be fun, I thought. +

+ My plan, therefore, was to try to follow the tutorial. Of course, some things in life are inevitable: the sun rises, the world turns, and GW updates their paint range. As a result, a lot of the paints are no longer extant. I'm planning to work through a squad this week, so I'll see what tweaks I need to make. +

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+ Seeing how it works +

+ The numbering below relates to that in the original tutorial; I've simply appended my additional comments here.

_I–IV
+ The models were built, primed with Halfords Grey and undercoated with Humbrol Desert Yellow 93, both of which I'm pleased to see are still around.


_V–VI
The first stage of the fatigues used to use Scorched Brown and Gryphonne Sepia, both of which have been replaced. In place of Scorched Brown, I'd suggest you use Rhinox Hide or Mournfang Brown, though the principles apply to any dark tone. I used the former here. 

Gryphonne Sepia has been replaced with Seraphim Sepia. I was initially sceptical of this wash, but after a few years I've either succumbed to Stockholm syndrome or Seraphim Sepia has proven a worthy successor, so it works just as well here.


+ More to come over the next few days, I hope. Once I've worked through, should I update the old tutorial or write a new article out? +

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