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Getz
09-03-2006, 23:52
Somewhat crazily, I've agreed to run a massive exhibition match on Aug 15th in London and now need to get the 6000 points of army I'll need painted in time.

This is what needs to be done;
Stuff in Green is Finished, or at worst in a presentable state. Squads will only go green once they are complete and all painted.
Stuff in Yellow is incomplete ranging from barely put together to WIP but unpresentable paint jobs on complete models. In the instance of squads I either have the whole squad but it's not fully painted, or I may have painted most of the suad to completion, but am missing a few figures.
Stuff in Red I haven't started to construct or worse, I don't even own yet... In the case of squads this means I own less than half the required models and they are unpainted

Behold, the 673rd Dneipr Armoured Regiment...

3000 Points Armoured Company

HQ
Leman Russ Exterminator "301"

Elites
Leman Russ Vanquisher "311"
Leman Russ Vanquisher "321"
Leman Russ Vanquisher "331"

Troops
Leman Russ "312"
Leman Russ "313"
Leman Russ "322"
Leman Russ "323"
Leman Russ "332"
Leman Russ "333"

Fast Attack
Hellhound "044"
Hellhound "045"
Salamander Scout "112"

Heavy Support
Leman Russ Demolisher "042"
Griffon Heavy Mortar "061"

3000 Points Mechanised Infantry Platoon

HQ
Company Command Squad (Company Standard, Medic and Two Plasma guns)
Chimera "201"

Mortar Squad
Chimera "216"

Commissar
Commissar

Three Mars Pattern Sentinels

Elites
Techpriest Enginseer (Three technical Servitors and a Plasma Cannon Servitor)
ARV Chimera

Hardened Veteran Squad 1 (Two Meltaguns, Flamer and Missile Launcher)
Chimera "211"

Troops
Platoon Command Squad (Meltagun, three Flamers)
Chimera "210"

Infantry Squad 2 (Meltagun)
Chimera "212"

Infantry Squad 3 (Grenade Launcher + Heavy Bolter)
Chimera "213"

Infantry Squad 4 (Meltagun)
Chimera "214"

Armoured Fist Squad 5 (Grenade Launcher + Heavy Bolter)
Chimera "215"

Fast Attack
Motorcycle Reconaissance Section (Five Rough Riders)

Motorcycle Reconaissance Section (Five Rough Riders)

Three Armageddon Pattern Sentinels

Heavy Support
Hydra "054"

I'll post up some pictures of that which is already done when I have more time.

I'm going to need all the encouragement and enthusiasm you can muster to get this all done in time, so I'm counting on you guys...

Anvils Hammer
09-03-2006, 23:59
you sir are a certifiable nut case..

and you're in good company. :)

wheres the other 3000 points gone?

Getz
10-03-2006, 00:07
Look again...

I accidentally posted when I meant to Preview, the list is now complete...

Warboss Garfang
10-03-2006, 00:18
Looks like you're a good portion of the way there-can't wait to see the work begin.

AventineCrusader
10-03-2006, 00:23
So many tanks..... should be impressive.

Crusader

Getz
10-03-2006, 00:28
So many tanks..... should be impressive.

Crusader

That's the plan - Dakkagor is putting together 6000 points of Goffs and KOS to play against me...


Looks like you're a good portion of the way there-can't wait to see the work begin.

And thank goodness for that, although to be honest the only actually finished finished models are Russes 322 and 323, Chimera 214 and the Griffon...

MIGHTYPanhead
10-03-2006, 01:12
by august? it can't be too hard, as long as you have the time.

hope this'll motivate you to finish it faster! good luck!

The Dragon Reborn
10-03-2006, 01:32
gooodness, and I thought I had alot to do!

good luck, and I hope to see some pictures

Puffin Magician
10-03-2006, 01:40
*disappointed hmph*
6000pt Armoured Battlegroup? Yay!
Half of it's infantry? Eugh!
No Leviathan Regimental Command Vehicle? Sadface!

Meh, nonetheless it'll be impressive to see it all together. Can you, for now at least, show us a picture of your 12 vehicles and 5 motorcycles?

Scorpio
10-03-2006, 02:49
I cant wait to see some pics. Looks like you have got some done but a lot to go. Keep on goin!!

Getz
10-03-2006, 08:35
*disappointed hmph*
6000pt Armoured Battlegroup? Yay!
Half of it's infantry? Eugh!
No Leviathan Regimental Command Vehicle? Sadface!

Meh, nonetheless it'll be impressive to see it all together. Can you, for now at least, show us a picture of your 12 vehicles and 5 motorcycles?

I Will, but probably not untill next week. I have a date tonight (Yay!), need to take a friend to Norfolk tomorrow and Sunday is Roleplaying day, so I won't have much free time until monday...

Hortwerth
10-03-2006, 09:30
I Will, but probably not untill next week. I have a date tonight (Yay!), need to take a friend to Norfolk tomorrow and Sunday is Roleplaying day, so I won't have much free time until monday...


Somehow the August now seems much closer than a few posts back...

Don't fall in love! Must resist! The Dneiprans are counting on you!

Getz
10-03-2006, 10:41
I've always insisted on a Love me, love my hobbies approach I'm afraid...

It's resulted in a couple of relationships foundering at an early stage, but it takes more that the promise of regular "female companionship" to stop me modelling...

Getz
12-03-2006, 02:20
Okay, first Update to the Project Log...

Today I bought and assembled my Second Commissar - so Yellow he goes...

Something I think I have neglected to mention, the army is using Valhallan models, and as such I'm going to have to convert a great deal of troopers, fortunately mostly one off stuff like standard bearers.

I've decided to Use Ursakar Creed for my HSO, so I'll be mail ordering him next week along with the models required to make up the HQ squad - a Veteran Sargeant for the Standard Bearer, a Lascannon Loader to make the medic and a Couple of Heavy Bolter Loaders to turn into Plasma Gunners...

Picks of the army will be sorted next week.

And incidentally, for anyone who cares, the Date went very well and I think I can confidently state that I'm no longer single... :D

sheep
12-03-2006, 05:18
Congratulations on all fronts.

Look forward to seeing your standard bearer, and plasma gunners.

Cheers

Sheep

Getz
12-03-2006, 10:20
I've convinced Anvils Hammer to paint the Compnay Standard for me as I'm rubbish at Free-hand work... The project marches on.

Warboss Garfang
12-03-2006, 12:14
Sounds like everything is going well...

Except we have no pictures! Either way, it seems good so far.

Getz
12-03-2006, 22:30
Tomorrow.

I promise.

Paradox Control
13-03-2006, 07:36
man, 6000 points.. thats just nuts! Thats sure going to be one long fight.

Brush your teeth
13-03-2006, 08:03
that army is one hell of a plan. also well done on going valhallan ;) (i might want to steal you standard barer ideas when you get to it). good luck with the project!

HPD_Andy
13-03-2006, 14:28
We have faith in you...you poor, poor fool:p Good luck.

Anvils Hammer
13-03-2006, 15:07
ooo... I didnt realise I was painting that banner.

cool!

hurry up with the pics!!

Getz
13-03-2006, 23:12
First up, after going over the lists I found the Mech infantry list was a little light - over 500 points light in fact. To make up the missing points I've added a second Sentinel Squadron - WIP for a different army but easily modified to suit - and a Hydra.

Obviously this means I'm going to need to buy a Hydra, but it also means my opponent can use his bomma and Fighta Bomma if he wishes - and besides, I've been meaning to do a Hydra for years...

The front page has been modified accordingly.

Okay, you wanted Pictures... I give you pictures.

This is the current state of the Motor pool... (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0175.jpg)

Looked at in more Detail...

This is the Command section of the Armoured Company - 90% done (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0182.jpg)

This is the Armored Company 1st Squadron. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0181.jpg)

This is the Second Squadron, which is 99% complete (if a little Fuzzy) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0180.jpg)

I need to by the third Squadron...

...and this is the Light tank squadron (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0178.jpg)

As for the Mechanised Infantry...

These are my Command Chimeras and my unfinished ARV (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0176.jpg)

The six chimeras that make up the bulk of the motor pool (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0184.jpg)

And the Lascannon Sentinels I've shanghaied in from another list - the autocannon armed sent will be rearmed later this week. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0177.jpg)

I'll photgraph the Infantry (including the Bikes) later.

Anvils Hammer
13-03-2006, 23:22
for all the amzing effort and skill you put into the modeling and conversions, the paint job seems lacking...

is the green armour just painted on as a single flat colour finnished???

It could be infinatly improved in about 5 minutes of work per tank if thats the case.

Getz
13-03-2006, 23:31
for all the amzing effort and skill you put into the modeling and conversions, the paint job seems lacking...

is the green armour just painted on as a single flat colour finnished???

It could be infinatly improved in about 5 minutes of work per tank if thats the case.

Actually, it's not a single flat colour. All the finished tanks are painted Tamiya Olive Green with a Camo pattern of Tamiya Black Green stippled on in broad stripes - for all the armies Russian stylings, the camo pattern is nicked from the BEF of 1940. Problem is, it's a bit too subtle to come out well in flash photographs. That and many of the tanks are still in their uncamoflaged, unhighlighted basecoat.

The pattern is more clearly visable here (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0148.jpg).

And this (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/griffon5.jpg) is a picture of a one of the completely finished models showing the final effect including weathering

Anvils Hammer
13-03-2006, 23:36
Id suggest making the camo scheme slightly more contrasting, I understand what you are going for, but what looks good in real life often doesnt look good in mini scale.

Id also strongly suggest washing the tanks with a very very watered down black paint. that will shade the recesses nicly, then take a slightly lighter version of the lightest green youve used and drybrush it lightly over the whole camo pattern.

at the moment, your tanks are a little too realistic for the're own good :)

Getz
13-03-2006, 23:41
Id suggest making the camo scheme slightly more contrasting, I understand what you are going for, but what looks good in real life often doesnt look good in mini scale.

Id also strongly suggest washing the tanks with a very very watered down black paint. that will shade the recesses nicly, then take a slightly lighter version of the lightest green youve used and drybrush it lightly over the whole camo pattern.

at the moment, your tanks are a little too realistic for the're own good :)

That's the way I like them. I happen to think it's looks pretty good in scale too, but it doesn't photograph well.

As for the wash and highlight, I do both those things already - obviously my effects are just too damn subtle for my own good (although, as I've already said, only about four models from the army are actually truely finshed).

Anvils Hammer
13-03-2006, 23:53
obviously my effects are just too damn subtle for my own good .


yep, but Im not particularly worried about it...

all those tanks.... drool....

PariahMagnus
13-03-2006, 23:59
Do some ink washes for some grimey ancient tanks

Getz
14-03-2006, 00:04
Well, they're not meant to look Grimey and Ancient. They're meant to look dusty and a little battleworn, but otherwise well maintained and relatively new (on the whole, tanks tend to have rather short working lives!)

Incidentally, I aquired a Leman Russ Hull from a friend on sunday in exchange for a trawl through my Bitz Box. Seeing as I already have a Third Vanquisher Turret all I need to do is order an Alpha Pattern Hull from FW and the third Vanquisher will be ready to build. Result...

ZAChos
14-03-2006, 07:13
I'm gonna have to say I'm not keen on the scheme. I seriously thought even the closeups where just undercoated.

The scheme could be added to quite simply by using a bleached bone outline around the darker greens in the camo. Once this is done, add a thin black line the the inside of the bleached bone line.

Soounds like itll look crap, but try it out on some paper, and i promise it'll look good.

In the end though, they're your models, I'm just concerned across a table they will look too bland and unfinished.

Getz
14-03-2006, 07:45
Thanks for the thoughts guys, but ultimately the Colour scheme isn't up for discussion here. I'm going for a specific look, I like the finished product, most of the tanks aren't actually finished and I contend it looks much better in the flesh than on camera, so you'll all just have to trust me on that one... ;)

If any of don't believe me you'll just have to come to London on the 15th and see the finished army for real...

Warboss Garfang
14-03-2006, 20:24
I'm diggin' the scheme, personally, it may not be flashy, but it's realistic, and I think it works well with the models.

So far, it looks like you're well on your way there, although August 15th is only 5 months and a day away (my birthday is August 28th, they're giving me my drivers license, so I've got a count running...), I have full confidence you'll be ready by then.

I really like your Griffon, is that a Forgeworld kit for the armor around the mortar itself?

Getz
14-03-2006, 21:07
Nope, it's converted out of a "classic" metal one and a lot of plasticard.

For those interested, this (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/SAVE0061.jpg) is the concept of the Company Standard I've sent to Anvil's Hammer...

Anvils Hammer
14-03-2006, 21:16
If any of don't believe me you'll just have to come to London on the 15th and see the finished army for real...


Ill be there mate :D

Getz
14-03-2006, 22:50
The Royal Artillery Museum in Woolich, 15th of August - be there (and buy loads of cool gaming stuff) or be a regular quadrilateral... :cool:

Getz
15-03-2006, 23:22
Time for an update.

First of all, I won 15 Valhallans on ebay for 15 including postage today, which is an excellent result. Not sure exactly what I'm getting (a mixture of troopers, special weapons and at least one officer) but it looks like I'll need another five or so troopers and a mixture of another five specific sergeants and special weapons to have bought the entire infantry contingent.

Secondly, looky what I got here... (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0187.jpg) I originally did this techpriest and retinue when the IG Codex came out, but I sold them to another Guard player shortly after. Well he's quit playing and sold my Enginseer back to me for 5 today. The Techpriest and the Two Gun Servitors are pretty much as I sold them to him, so they don't need any work, but the two technical servitors (which I sold to him unpainted) will need to be stripped and repainted.

Not a bad days shopping if you ask me...

Now, a question. In the bundle of Valhallan Joy I aquired today there's enough men to complete my Mortar Squad, but not enough for the Lascannon team. Therefore, should I field a Mortar squad for a Heavy Weapon team instead of a Lascannon (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0105.jpg) squad? Competitiveness is not an issue as this is for a demonstration game, but availability is important. What do you reckon?

Warboss Garfang
16-03-2006, 00:12
Field whatever you feel best using-personally, I'm all for lascannons, I mostly feel I can do more damage with them(guessin' ain't my thing). That said, if you have a ton of anti-armor/low AP weapons already, I'd go for the mortars.

Or do both, play with 'em, and decide which you like better the day of.

Getz
16-03-2006, 00:13
Well, all my Russes will be toting Anti-tank shells... And Mortars seem more fluffy...

sheep
16-03-2006, 03:37
How bigs the board going to be? Big i hope, but mortars have a range of 24" making them slightly rudundant for the majority of the game, and giving them a very limited killing zone.
I'd go las cannons for the range and killy-ness.

Cheers

Sheep

Getz
16-03-2006, 08:22
Mortars have a range of 48" - and the board will be 8X6. We'll be playing across the length of it.

Getz
16-03-2006, 19:49
Time for another round of Photos

The Hardened Veteran Squad. This is the most complete squad in army, needing only one figure bought (I have a specific Conversion in mind for the hand flamer Valhallan Sarge model) and one figure painted. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0191.jpg)

One of the "Fire Support" squads (squad 3). Needs a Grenade launcher and a fair amount of painting to complete. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0190.jpg)

Squad 5. Also needs a Grenade Launcher and for me to complete the Sarge's Stormbolter, plus a fair bit of painting (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0192.jpg)

The aforementioned Mortar Squad. Lacking only the third Mortar team. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0194.jpg)

This is where it gets scary... This is all I have of Squad 2, I don't have any models for squad 4 at all... :( (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0193.jpg)

My Standard Bearer - currently sans standard, that will be sorted just as soon as I send AH the banner. This is not the only model I have from the command sections, but it is the only one that isn't sawn up for a conversion at the moment. I also have a Plasmagunner and medic under construction. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0189.jpg)

Finally, my Rough Rider squad. The paintjob is bout 50% done. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0195.jpg)

Also, Operation "Ebay Valhallans" continues apace as I have just won a Sarge, Meltagunner and tank rider for about 5 all in.

Keravin
16-03-2006, 20:24
I'll wait on buying Valhallans off ebay then if you're gonna be bidding :)

Brush your teeth
16-03-2006, 20:35
i second that, the one thing i would sugest with valhallans is paint their hands as gloves otherwise they end up with abnormally large hands.

Getz
18-03-2006, 13:29
The first of my ebay purchases showed up in the post to day. I am now the proud owner of a Sergeant and a Meltagunner...

All I need now is eight troopers and Squad 4 will be complete! :rolleyes:

Getz
19-03-2006, 23:26
Right, here is my first Valhallan Plasma gun Conversion

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0196.jpg

Rather that taking the traditional route of converting a Meltagun (which always resulted in Plasma guns that looked like sawn up meltaguns to my mind) I have instead worked on the Heavy Bolter Loader model. The Lasgun has been almost entirely cut away leaving only the Trigger and stock in place, then a plasic Plasma gun grafted on in it's place. The strap is necessary because the pose looks unnatural without it, and the extra piping is to make the otherwise redundant heavy bolter magazine case look like an extra coolant unit.

What do you think? He needs a little GS in places, but on the whole I'm pretty pleased with him.

Anvils Hammer
19-03-2006, 23:52
very cool!!

get a back pack on him though, to help counter balance the weapon... or somthing..

Getz
20-03-2006, 00:12
Ah yes, the back of the model...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0198.jpg

As you can see, it's pretty busy round the back and in the interest of not having break out the Dremel and carve pretty much his entire back off, I've left it as it is.

In actual fact, I don't think the model looks too badly balance precisely because there's already a ton of kit on his back...

Orcdom
20-03-2006, 00:21
there was a conversion article a while back converting las guns to plasma guns by removing most of the barrell and adding the flat styles Marine plasma pistols. they looked pretty good and might get you an alternate look as well. but good job none the less.

Steve

Getz
20-03-2006, 00:26
I know the article.

Unfortunatly, whilst it works great on Cadian Plastic Lasguns, but doesn't work at all on the old fashioned metal ones the Valhallans carry...

baneful
20-03-2006, 00:59
mate very awesome looking plasma gunner. Good luck with this project, i know i couldnt do it. But i am sure you can

Warboss Garfang
20-03-2006, 02:19
The plasma gunner looks perfect, nice job there.

Getz
20-03-2006, 20:18
More Ebay news!

I've just won a Vallhallan Special Weapons Blister for 5.07 including postage - this compares quite favourably with the 9 to mail order the same parts...

The blister contains a GL, meltagun and flamer and Should give me all the remaining Special weapons I'll need for the army.

I also recieved a parcel today, which has been held at the post office... It should be my big box of Vallhallan goodness.

Getz
23-03-2006, 15:59
Parcel update! The parcel I recieved on monday was just the tankrider in a surprisingly large box, but the big box o' Valhallans turned up today. It only contains five troopers, so I guess I'm going to have to get at least another five, but there are enough loaders, vox operators and special weapons for the rest of the army, and even a Valhallan Leiutentant!

Getz
24-03-2006, 00:54
Okay, a conversion question...

I need to make a single medic for the army, and I wouldlike to convert him out of this model...

Front view
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0199.jpg

Back view
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0200.jpg

It's the Valhallan lascannon loader btw, and I've chosen him for his kneeling pose, the fact that he has a little "medical kit" already in his hand and because he's wearing atin hat, and I wnt at least one tin hat in the command section...

However, I need to convert him to be carrying a Bolt Pistol and CCW but I'm at a bit of a loss about how best to do it. Any suggestions...

Anvils Hammer
24-03-2006, 02:00
pistol hoslter and chain sword slung over the back, simple!

its a bit hard to see from the pic, but could you sand down the lasgun and make it with a pistol sized las carbine?

Getz
26-03-2006, 10:29
I picked up a mail order yesterday which has added a few specific models to the army, mostly command section stuff...

Okay, more photos...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0201.jpg

This is the Veteran Sergeant for the Hardened Veterans Squad. He has an Honorifica Imperialis hence my selecting this model - who has a single blingy epaulette for some reason. Here's (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0202.jpg) another picture.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0205.jpg

This is one of my Veteran Sergeants with a Stormbolter. He needs a little attention with GS to be finished. Once he's complete he'll look like this (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/Sarge2.jpg).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0206.jpg

Using the left over bolter bits from the last conversion, the first of my Veterans trades his Lasgun for a Kalashnikov (Shotgun)

Also showing;

My Plasma Gunner has found a Friend. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0204.jpg)

The Command Section Assembles for the first time. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0203.jpg)

pyramid_head
26-03-2006, 11:51
I'll try to be as inoffensive about this as possible

You need to add alot more depth to your colors, as is the troops look very messy and the tanks are pretty flat. I'd suggest running a couple of very thin coats of chaos black/scorched brown over them and adding some rust, chipping and shading.

Also tracks don't tend to be very metallic in reality once a vehicle has spent any time at all in the field. perhaps run a thin blazing orange over them followeed by drybrushing some graveyard earth?

Getz
26-03-2006, 19:27
There is only one completely finished infantry figure (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/Sarge2.jpg)and three finished tanks in the entire army - the only one of those which is photgraphed is the Griffon (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/griffon5.jpg) I've made. When I am done all the troops and tanks will be painted to those standards. Until then I really don't want to hear people telling me that my WIP models look bland, dull, unfinished or generally crap. They look like that precisely because they are unfinished...

Orcdom
26-03-2006, 20:35
the medic, you might try with the free hand to hold a Pistol, file out the rifle completely and like AH said, sling a sword or chainsword across his back.

Steve

Getz
26-03-2006, 21:08
the medic, you might try with the free hand to hold a Pistol, file out the rifle completely and like AH said, sling a sword or chainsword across his back.

Steve

That's a good plan. I'm scrounging a second hand Dremmel off a friend (my cheap imitation gave up the host a long time ago) so once I have that it shouldn't even be too difficult...

pyramid_head
27-03-2006, 01:42
There is only one completely finished infantry figure (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/Sarge2.jpg)and three finished tanks in the entire army - the only one of those which is photgraphed is the Griffon (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/griffon5.jpg) I've made. When I am done all the troops and tanks will be painted to those standards. Until then I really don't want to hear people telling me that my WIP models look bland, dull, unfinished or generally crap. They look like that precisely because they are unfinished...

My comments still stand for those miniatures, I've seen your griffon before

Getz
31-03-2006, 18:50
More news.

Operation "Procure Valhallans" is nearly at an end as a parcel of twelve Valhallan troopers showed up in the opst today. Now I need Two more troopers, a Grenade Launcher, Flamer and one Technical Servitor to complete the Infantry.

I also have a parcel waiting for me at the Post Office that should be my Hydra and the Parts for my Third Vanquisher. Payday has come around so I intend to order one of the remaining Russes this week.

With the actual collecting and paying money done, I now have to get on with the painting. I intend to do this squad by squad, starting with the HQ sections and then moving on through the Platoon. I have all the bits for my second Bike squardon, but as they are a bit of a pain in the **** to convert they will probably be the last thing to get done...

Hopefully I'll have some pictures of finished squads appearing in the next couple of weeks.

Keravin
31-03-2006, 18:52
Let us know. Then I can start trying to get the bigger lots of Valhallans off ebay :)

Getz
31-03-2006, 18:54
I'll be mail ordering the rest, Ebay away...

Getz
03-04-2006, 22:42
Time for another Update...

Behold... (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0207.jpg)

My Hydra...

I am in the process of assembling the third Vanquisher. Pictures will follow soon...

t-tauri
03-04-2006, 23:30
Is it the photo angle or are your barrels drooping?

Getz
03-04-2006, 23:40
One of the gunbarrels was badly warped and I haven't got it quite straight yet. The camera Distortion makes it look worse than it actually is, however...

Warboss Garfang
04-04-2006, 00:39
I've always wanted a Hydra-they just look so *******' cool! Anyway, your's is quite nice, can't wait to see it painted.

Orcdom
04-04-2006, 01:55
baah just get it some viagra

Steve

Getz
05-04-2006, 00:16
Another picture of my Hydra... (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0210.jpg)

...and a picture of my New Vanquisher... (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0209.jpg)

...and another picture of the Vanquisher (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0208.jpg)

colhodg
05-04-2006, 09:50
Congrats on the ambitious project - can't wait to see it all come together. Nice russian theme (not dissimilar to my own valhallans) will you be using doctrines for this force or just a staight IG army?

How will you do the infantry bases? I've used static grass with brown edging on mine - the green contrasts nicely with the figure, shows it off but the edging ties it together.

As for your medic: you could have him on a 40mm or bigger round base, attending to a wounded model - conversion might be tricky though maybe the sergeant model with the chainswd? Convert the power cell to a medipak
and have the pisol on the ground by his side.

Getz
05-04-2006, 13:49
Congrats on the ambitious project - can't wait to see it all come together. Nice russian theme (not dissimilar to my own valhallans) will you be using doctrines for this force or just a staight IG army?

The doctrines for the Infantry force are Mechanised, Die Hards, Iron Discipline, Rough Riders and Techpriest Enginseers - Normally they'd have COD rather than Enginseers


How will you do the infantry bases? I've used static grass with brown edging on mine - the green contrasts nicely with the figure, shows it off but the edging ties it together.

Exactly the same as yours, Static Grass and a Scorched Earth edging...

Getz
15-04-2006, 02:16
Quick update on the purchasing front...

With my latest Mail order in, I now have all the Infantry models I need.

Now I just need to paint them all - hurrah for Bank Holiday weekends (and that I won't be seeing the Girlfriend this weekend, nor have any money to go out with my friends, so I'll have plenty of time to myself for painting)

To actually complete the entire army I now need a Salamander, two Leman Russ and three Sentinels... Should cost another 100 or so spread out over the next couple of months.

Wyrd
15-04-2006, 18:43
Hi Getz- I have a question about your Hydra- is that the regular FW version? Looking at your pics, and the pics on the FW site the guns look different:eyebrows:

Keep up the good work

-Wyrd

Scorpio
15-04-2006, 23:40
The hydra looks cool I cant wait to see it painted!

-Scorpio:evilgrin: :evilgrin:

Getz
16-04-2006, 12:32
In actual fact the Guns come from two Phaeton Pattern Defence Turrets (also FW products) I bought at the same time. The turrets will be used on a Games table I have planned as a future project, so they're not wasted, but this probably does make my Hydra the most pointlessly expensive Hydra in all creation.

Getz
17-04-2006, 01:32
The Special Chimera for the Tecpriest is now constructed...

It looks like this. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0213.jpg)

More Pictures of the Tread-Head Thread... (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14209&page=109)

Getz
30-05-2006, 01:29
Time for a update I think.

Work has been progressing steadily but slowly, so rather than bore you with all the deatils, here's a short pictoral taster of where I'm at at the moment...

The whole army laid out for inpection. Currently I lack only two Leman Russ' and a Rough Rider squad, although I have swapped the new Multilaser armed Sentinel Squadron in favour of an Autocannon armed Squadf I already have builtand painted asa Time saving measure. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0217.jpg)

The Armoured Company Command section featuring an Exterminator with a Griffon and Demolisher attached. No change here as these models are all largely finished anyway. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0218.jpg)

The Armoured Company first squadron. Basecoated only really. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0220.jpg)

The Armoured Company Second Squadron, all but completed (the Vanquisher needs to be weathered, that's all...) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0219.jpg)

The sole member of the third Squadron (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0229.jpg)

The Light Tank Squadron. Since this picture was taken I've finshed construction of the second Hellhound (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0227.jpg)

The Infantry Company Command Section. The Chimera is complete but the men still require some work (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0221.jpg)

The Platoon HQ. Still in need of a fair amount of work, although I'm rather pleased with the converted Commissar (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0223.jpg)

The manpower of the force. As you can see, some of them are doneand some haven't even had their old paint jobs stripped yet. This remains the biggest job left to be done with the army (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0226.jpg)

The Mortar Squad. As you can see, still a lot of work to be done here too (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0228.jpg)

The Enginseer, his retinue and the ARV chimera that will cart him around (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0222.jpg)

The Rough Rider squad. Converting the bikes is a bit of a pain, so the other squad will probably be one of the last things I do (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0230.jpg)

And finally the Hydra, which has recieved nothing more than it's first coat of green paint. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0224.jpg)

Incidentally, on a related not, my partner in Crime, Dakkagor, and I have started building the table that this mighty army will roll across. A Project Log can be found here... (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37353)

Orcdom
30-05-2006, 02:12
if i wouldnt have known better that first pic looks like epic models, even the infantry that would be off the bases

Steve

Red Scorpion
30-05-2006, 02:13
Looking great so far, some really nice conversions.
Looking forward to seeing the whole thing finished, the full army shots have inspired me to take a few of my own when i get a chance later in the week.
Keep up the good work!
Chris

Getz
19-06-2006, 23:30
Not much of an Update, but I've bought and built another Russ (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Misc%20Utility%20Stuff/DSCN0278.jpg)...

I just need one more now, and to finish off my second Hellhound...

Orcdom
20-06-2006, 01:31
you extended that barrell right? and the main body looks something different besides the 2 drums you put on the back

Steve

Unique1
20-06-2006, 06:50
tis a forgeworld ryza one, a great hull indeed.

looking n form for aug 15th?

i like your army, but a monster project indeed!!!

Getz
20-06-2006, 10:54
Painting the Infantry is steadily crawling forward, but I haven't actually finished any squads yet, hence no updates on that front yet...

Scorpio
20-06-2006, 15:45
We want more!!!

-Scorpio

CaputMortuum
21-06-2006, 16:01
Wo wow, that's huge.
I never really understood the enormity of the job you are faced with. I wish you a lot of power and endurance.

I really like your plasmagunner conversion, but two of the same type in a single squad isn't probably the best idea. Maybe you could make one more from the las cannon loader figure. You're probably way past this aready, but if you should find the extra time. :D

Man, those FW Ryza pattern hulls and Vanquisher turrets are sweet!

caput

Jedi152
21-06-2006, 16:05
I just read the thread title and thought: pft. Easy!

Then i actually read the thread and saw that it was a 6000 point force, not a 600 pt one as i'd thought.

Damn. Big job. Best of luck, you seem to be going well so far.

Getz
22-06-2006, 23:34
Okay, exciting news...

You guys might remember I commissioned Anvil's Hammer to paint my Company standard for me. Well, it arrived in the post this morning, so after an evening of frenzied brush twiddling I've finished off the figure and I give you...

My Company Standard Bearer (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0295.jpg)

...and view from behind (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0296.jpg)

...and a close up of the regimental crest. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0297.jpg)

Cool huh!

Arcane_Blade
23-06-2006, 19:58
Wow , that is one awesome banner. I'm loving everything about it! And as for the task you have before you, oh my god. You may as well have sentanced yourself to an armoured grave. I'm wishing you a lot of luck! Keep up the motivation and work!
Dan:evilgrin:

CaputMortuum
24-06-2006, 14:31
Anvils Hammer has done a good job! I like it.
Maybe an overall weathering could have made it even better, but that's very hard to do over freehand.

caput

EmperorsChamp01
24-06-2006, 15:57
So Getz is this 6000 pt army going to be ready for FoMV? I sure hope it is. The Standard bearer is Great. But i love the Vallhallans so im alittle Bias for those guys. Keep it up.

Still learning
25-06-2006, 08:21
ok, very comments from me, overal the army looks good, but....

you can do a bit more weathering on the tanks, try dry brushing a little betial brown then scorch brown on the bottom. for dirt.

and pls pls pls but some watered down black paint or ink on then to bring out the shading. also what battlefield are u playing in snow, dirt??

dry putting some of the battlefield on your tanks like snow on the sides or somthing, it will just help bring the tank to life abit more

overal the army looks good.

and THAT BANNER OWNS !

Anvils Hammer
25-06-2006, 22:51
hi guys, Im glad you all like the banner. I really enjoyed working on it.

caput, how would you have weathered the banner? i agree it could do with looking abit less "just washed and ironed". but im not sure how i could have achieved that effect, perhaps a few washes of very very watered down brown in places around the edge, im not sure.

all criticism more than welcome. (and damn you getz, that close up photo shows all the mistakes I made!!) :)

Getz
25-06-2006, 23:42
ok, very comments from me, overal the army looks good, but....

you can do a bit more weathering on the tanks, try dry brushing a little betial brown then scorch brown on the bottom. for dirt.

and pls pls pls but some watered down black paint or ink on then to bring out the shading. also what battlefield are u playing in snow, dirt??

dry putting some of the battlefield on your tanks like snow on the sides or somthing, it will just help bring the tank to life abit more

overal the army looks good.

and THAT BANNER OWNS !

My tanks are painted to depict a summer colour scheme and are weathered to look dusty rather than muddy. as has been mentioned before, there is a degree of highlighing and shading on the finished models, but with my no.1 priority on getting everything painted to a basic presentable standard, most of the models are doing without at the moment, and will only be weathered if I have time before the even.

Just over 6 weeks to go, by the way... :eek:

I love the banner too, Anvils Hammer was a pleasure to work with (and cheap too!) and I highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in a similar spot...

Getz
19-08-2006, 14:49
Well, I got there isn the end - just about...

All the Guardsmen were painted to a basic standard and all the tanks were pretty much completed - although I didn't get time to label them...

Of course, this did involved me staying up all freaking night last saturday finishing off the infantry, but thems the breaks, eh. Ho hum...

And I never made the second Rough Rider squad at all... Not to mention having panic over the last Russ. There was a problem with my FW order and they didn't get it to me in time, so I had to hastily paint up a Russ Chassis I had set aside to use with my Orks to fill the gap... :(

Anyway, lots of pictures of the Army in action can be found here (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Gunsmoke)

deckel
08-02-2008, 20:27
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v454/Getz/Guard/DSCN0196.jpg


I thought I'd share my plasma conversion. I know, its not a valhallan, but I think there are some things you can consider and apply to future conversions. the plasma gun was from a chaos model, the arms are both from the plastic cadian flamer model, the backpack is a chopped up vox caster, and the tubing is all from the flamer as well. basically, I cut out the flamer itself and sliced and diced the chaos plasma gun to fit. I figured the flamer tubes were just as good at being plasma pipes as they were being promethium pipes, and the shoulder strap seemed to add a bit of reality to the model. I cut the pipes from the flamer tanks and glued them to the bottom of the vox-caster and removed all of the communications equipment, so it just resembled a generic power pack. that's about it... the whole model is plastic too, for those who were wondering.

Codsticker
11-02-2008, 03:04
Spooky! It... like... just appeared out of nowhere!;)

Getz
11-02-2008, 12:55
Like the flying Dutchman - cursed to sail warseer forwever...

I'll close the thread to prevent further threadomancy...