Born soldiers, the Shock Troops of Cadia are trained for military service from the moment they can hold a rifle. Long years of rigorous firing drills have forged them into expert sharpshooters, skilled in both dogged defence and storming assault. Cadian Shock Troops are held by many as the ideal Imperial soldiers – with countless regiments mustered in their image.
This multipart plastic kit builds 10 Cadian Shock Troops – the core of many Astra Militarum regiments. Each Shock Trooper is armed with frag grenades and a reliable lasgun, led by a Sergeant armed with either a drum-fed autogun, or a chainsword with a laspistol or bolt pistol. The kit also includes a variety of special weapons to equip your Shock Troopers – a flamer, grenade launcher, meltagun, and plasma gun – as well as a vox-caster for battlefield communications.
You’ll also find loads of cosmetic options to ensure that no two squads of Shock Troops look the same – including variant poses, more than 20 different heads, sandbags, combat knives, a spade, a spare helmet, and plenty of bedrolls.
Cadian Shock Troops Datasheets
What’s in the Cadian Shock Troops box
- x31 plastic components that make 10 Cadian Shock Troops miniatures.
- x10 Citadel 25mm Round Bases
- x1 Cadian Infantry Transfer Sheet, with 597 transfers featuring numerals, squad markings, and Cadian regimental heraldry.
How to paint the Cadian Shock Troops set
- Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace
Ensure you have a clean and well-lit workspace with enough room for your painting supplies. Gather all the necessary tools and paints before you begin.
- Step 2: Prime the Models
Using Chaos Black or White Spray paint, apply a thin and even layer to the Cadian Shock Troops models. Priming helps the subsequent layers of paint adhere better. Let it dry completely.
- Step 3: Basecoat the Models
Choose your desired base color for the armor and clothing, such as Caliban Green or Straken Green. Dilute the paint slightly with water and apply an even coat to the models using a medium-sized brush. Ensure full coverage, allowing the base color to shine through. Let it dry completely.
- Step 4: Apply Wash for Depth
Select a wash color that complements the base color, such as Agrax Earthshade or Nuln Oil. Using a small detail brush, apply the wash to the recessed areas, crevices, and panel lines of the models. This will create shadows and add depth. Let it dry completely.
- Step 5: Highlight the Models
Choose a lighter shade of the base color or a contrasting color for highlighting, such as
Militarum Green or Elysian Green. Load a medium-sized brush with the paint and gently apply it to the raised edges and surfaces of the models. This technique will bring out the details and add dimension. Be careful and build up the highlights gradually.
- Step 6: Detailing
Now it’s time to add smaller details to enhance the models appearance. Use smaller brushes and different colors, like Leadbelcher for metallic parts or Mephiston Red for markings. Take your time and be precise while applying these details. Use a steady hand and practice control over your brushes.
- Step 7: Weapon and Equipment Details
Pay attention to the weapons and equipment carried by the Shock Troops. Use appropriate colors like Retributor Armor for lasguns, Abaddon Black for boots and straps, or Moot Green for grenade casings. Make sure to paint these details neatly and with care.
- Step 8: Basing (optional)
Consider adding a base to your models for a finished look. You can use materials like sand, rocks, or Citadel Texture paints to create a textured base. Paint the base in colors that complement your army’s theme, such as Astrogranite or Stirland Mud.
- Step 9: Varnish the Models (optional)
To protect your hard work, consider applying a layer of varnish over the painted models. This will help prevent the paint from chipping and give them a finished look. Choose between matte, satin, or gloss varnish, depending on the desired effect. Follow the instructions on the varnish bottle for the best results.