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Tyra_Nid
24-10-2006, 06:43
22/04/09
The 5th ed ALH REDUX, beginning with the new IG codex and including british troops, can be found starting HERE (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53849&page=15&pid=289)

The 4th ed version of this army is now FINISHED! Check it out HERE (http://gallery.leetgroup.net/armieslighthorse.htm)
As promised, here is my Aust. Lighthorse Project log. Several people asked to see the ALH when there were some painted, so I will put those in here, as well as some info about the army and my plans. As the army goes along, I will add to this thread, hence the Project Log.

To begin with, I will basically just copy the information from my last thread on the topic:

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A while ago I converted up an Aus. Lighthorse Rough Rider, and recently got up the motivation to finish off the squad.

This is the original:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/trooperride_2-1.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/trooperride_1-1.jpg

And it has been followed up by:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/trooperpis_2.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/trooperaim_1.jpg

Tyra_Nid
24-10-2006, 06:44
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/nco_1.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/melta_1.jpg

This brings the total up to five. The general idea is to emphasis the distinctive elements of the WW1 style uniform- the Hat and Bandoleer, as well as a WW1 style lasrifle. Painting Khaki is going to be... interesting. Ive never done it before, but have ordered some Vallejo model colours. If anyone has any tips for Khaki please let me know!

Ive enjoyed doing these so much (even though the GS work is really frustrating at times... I have a pile of failed hats sitting on my bence), that I plan to slowly do up a 1000 point Lighthorse army. Since they are technically mounted infantry, there will only be two small squads of Roughriders, with the rest of the force being mounted in Chimeras. Due to the speedy nature of the division there will be no heavy tanks... which means no pie. Mostly going to be a fast and mobile force, which will be quite tricky to play, Id imagine.

Ive started work on some infantry too.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/onfoot1_1.jpg

Finally, the emblem/flag will look something like this:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/flag.jpg
(Although the Imp Eagle will look less like an overweight turkey and more like, well, an Imperial Eagle).

You can find more pictures, and more angles, at this link here. (http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/)

On a related note, I have a tutorial on how to do the lasrifles (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57447) available after some requests.

Tyra_Nid
24-10-2006, 06:47
Ok, now for some more up-to-date images and information.

Firstly, a painted Lighthorseman.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/alhp_m.jpg

Ive got to say that while I love the IDEA of cavalry, Im really not a fan of painting horses. Brown ones I can do reasonably, but other colours I have trouble with. I really cant do these ones brown because of all the tack and equipment also being brown, so black it is. Much harder to do. Havent finished the rest of the squad, this one was mainly a test to see how the scheme would turn out.

I also have a couple more pics of the Lighthorsemen on foot (Chimera squads). Unfortunately the photos are a little dark, and I dont have Photoshop on this comp to lighten them up...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/alhpinfp_2.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/alhpinfp_1.jpg


You can see more pictures in this photobucket account (http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/).

Tyra_Nid
24-10-2006, 06:51
Additionally, here a couple of other bits and pieces Ive been working on.

First up are the Howitzers, which I will be using as a missle launcher squad.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/howitzer_wip.jpg

Obviously unfinished, when complete they will be horse-drawn, ala the Galloper Guns in WHFB. Half done footmen for scale.

Here we have the sentinel.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/sent_up.jpg

Not much exciting about this one. Enclosed crew compartment (extra armour) with a hatch on the top. The main thing about the sentinel is that it will be my first attempt at airbrushing, when my paints arrive sometime in the next couple of weeks. Should be fun to experiment with my tank colour scheme!

fattdex
24-10-2006, 07:00
Gud damn they look great :D Do you play at any tourneys or clubs round here? would love to see these on the table some time

Tyra_Nid
24-10-2006, 07:02
As for the army list, it will look like this:

-Command Squad w. HSO, Vox
-Anti-Tank Squad w. Missile launchers (Howitzers)
-Sentinel w. Extra Armour and Lascannon

-Grenadiers Squad w. Melta, Plasma, Vox. Chimera: HB, ML, Pintle Stubber, Extra Armour, Smoke Launcher
-Grenadiers Squad w. Melta, Plasma, Vox. Chimera: HB, ML, Pintle Stubber, Extra Armour, Smoke Launcher

-Hellhound
-Rough Rider Squad (6 Horsemen): Lasguns, 2x Melta, Power Sword
-Rough Rider Squad (6 Horsemen): Hunting Lances, Power Sword

TOTAL: 1000 points.

I have to say now, that the list isnt chosen to be effective (except for a few small concessions), rather to fit the theme and include units that I want to model and use.

Since it is a light recon and swift response army, there are few heavy weapons and no heavy armour. The concessions I have made to 'effectiveness' are the plasma and melta guns in the grenadier squads, that MAY allow them to do some damage before they are brutally slaughtered.

Later on I will probably expand the army, adding a Salamander and maybe some more troops.


PLAN OF ATTACK:
Most of the remaining things I need for the army are on order, and should arrive in a couple of weeks, just after my exams finish.

Once the chimeras arrive, they will be converted to look a little bit like modern ASLAVs. The Hellhound is a Forgeworld one.
These tanks will be specifically what I bought an airbrush for, since they will be done in colours I cant get sprays for.

The bulk of time will be in converting about 30 Lighthorsemen on foot, as well as another seven Mounted Lighthorsemen.

However, I hope that this will be an exciting army to work on, and even more exciting (and challenging) to play with!

Tyra_Nid
24-10-2006, 07:04
Gud damn they look great :D Do you play at any tourneys or clubs round here? would love to see these on the table some time

Thanks. I dont play in tourneys at this point, since I work every weekend. Id like to in the future, and I would like to use this army in one! I do, however, play at the Monash Uni gaming club.

fattdex
24-10-2006, 07:08
you know a gorgon would look great with this army, it would suit the world war one theme but not so much the light horse aspect.

AventineCrusader
24-10-2006, 08:09
Great work, truly amazing. I love unique looking Guard regiments, this one definately fits the bill. I really don't know what to say, great work...

Crusader

synapse
24-10-2006, 09:21
those are really nice! any plans for a converted hellhound?

my mate wanted to use those horses on round bases, but we both thought theyd be too small... nie to see theyre the right size.

Luke
24-10-2006, 09:26
Wow, nice work mate, they look like historical figures. Conversions are neat and the colour scheme is pretty safe.

Lab Monkey
24-10-2006, 09:59
maybe you should give the sentinel a huge Steve Irwin hat too!?

answer_is_42
24-10-2006, 10:08
They are awesome........I don't know what else to say. I love the way you've painted tham too.

Steel_Legion
24-10-2006, 17:49
they do look really good, the guns are fantastic, good work!

Stouty
24-10-2006, 17:53
Yeah, it's a rather awesome looking start with an odd air of practicle realism to it (the guns don't have massive fancy emblems or crap they just have what's needed).

Nice, have to say I don't know much about Australia's involvement in WWI.

firestorm40k
24-10-2006, 20:30
These look really good - nice army! :cool:

Ziljin
24-10-2006, 23:55
they look freaking awesome. love the rough riders

cpl_hicks
25-10-2006, 00:24
at last another person being drawn to the lure of the horse, ive got plans for a horsey army as well

on painting horses, its really trial and error to get the right paint job, best thing to do it to look at real pictures of horses to get the colouring right

m3ntor
25-10-2006, 06:02
Great work there mate. Looking forward to see more.
How did you go about doing the khaki?

I'll be keeping an eye on this. ;)

hallowed_are_the_ori
25-10-2006, 06:12
They look awesome, about time someone made a heap of them (me being Australian i like them LOTS), good work !

I wish i had good modelling skills like that :S

Tyra_Nid
25-10-2006, 09:56
Thanks for the comments.


any plans for a converted hellhound?

No, instead I'll be using this Hellhound (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/hhart.htm) from Forgeworld.


maybe you should give the sentinel a huge Steve Irwin hat too!?

...no.


Nice, have to say I don't know much about Australia's involvement in WWI.

The Aussie forces, and in particular the Lighthorse, were mostly involved in the middle east/meditteranean(sp) areas, such as Gallipoli and the route to Damascus etc, but there were also some in West Europe and scattered across various other areas.


on painting horses, its really trial and error to get the right paint job, best thing to do it to look at real pictures of horses to get the colouring right

Or I could look at the horses out my window! :p
I find looking at other painted horses actually helps a lot more, to get the slightly 'cartoonish' look right.


How did you go about doing the khaki?


Vallejo Model Colour:
White undercoat
Khaki Grey
Khaki
Khaki + White

Too easy!

Tyra_Nid
27-10-2006, 02:50
UPDATE TIME!

Last night I whipped up a Vickers machine gun, to be used as a Heavy Bolter or Heavy Stubber in the command squad, should I need to (the 1000 point list doesnt have this, in that size it will be there for aesthetics only).

I feel this is an obligatory conversion for any WW1 themed army...

Without further ado:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/vickers.jpg

Ive tried to get it a bit more realistically proportioned than the short and stubby ork shoota conversion, although I think the cooling element may be a BIT long.

Also, a couple more points I would like to make:

-If anyone has any spare heads they would like to donate, I would really appreciate it... Ive been using Catachan heads and Empire heads so far, but am starting to run low (certainly wont have the 30 or so i need!). If you dont want to donate entirely, I may be able to help financially. The dont have to be Catachan or Empire, as long as they look the part!

-Im still looking for idea about what I can use to represent hunting lances on my second rough rider squad. Sabres are out, actual lances are out. MAYBE bayonets, although I dont feel that is anywhere near a representation of the rules, and I dont think that would differentiate the squad from the 'shooty' squad.
Any ideas in that regard would be much appreciated!

Erestor
27-10-2006, 03:41
The water jacket is maybe a bit long and maybe a lit thin, but it works anyway. Real Vickers always had a water can nearby, extra historical points for this if you do it!

For lances you could use either thin dowel, or plastic rod given the 'dremel' treatment. IRL lances were made from Bamboo with spear tips, so anything which looked vaguely that way would work. In scale the bamboo ridges would be barely noticable so might not be worth the effort to create them.

Good luck, this is a nice project.

Stouty
27-10-2006, 12:53
I know they didn't have mounted guys with rifle grenades but you could use them to represent hunting lances (though rifle grenades would be much better representing grenade launchers).

A bit like this chap only, y'know mounted.
http://www.firstworldwar.com/weaponry/graphics/serbiangrenade.jpg
(or maybe this pic is a better example, if the wrong period: http://www.combatreform.com/idfriflegrenadier.jpg)

Tyra_Nid
27-10-2006, 13:39
Real Vickers always had a water can nearby, extra historical points for this if you do it!

Oh? Any particular kind? What would it have looked like? I have room on the base :D


For lances you could use either thin dowel, or plastic rod given the 'dremel' treatment.

Thanks for the suggestion, but actual lances (bamboo or otherwise) have been eliminated already. They just dont fit with the theme...



I know they didn't have mounted guys with rifle grenades but you could use them to represent hunting lances

Yeah, thats another thing I was considering, but I didnt know whether they were really used much in WW1. Were they?

The other option Ive had suggested is a modified 'Bangalore torpedo' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangalore_torpedo) as a hunting lance... Thats another option.

old guard
27-10-2006, 14:38
The vickers water can was a faily square tin.see below

As for the bangalore torpedo idea Nooooooooooooo! this would be the equivalent of an overheahing Plasma...except messier. the BT was/is a 4 pice tube packed with explosives to wich a detonator and means of priming would be attached (safety fuse or electric detonation) which would be slid under a section of barbed wire to make a hole. Good idea to represent a demo charge but no hunting lance.Re the rifle grenades yep they were used but it has never been a hugely widespread idea, their are still versions now but their usualy about as popular as running naked at the opposition armed with nothing more that a soggy breadstick.

Colonel Jacka
27-10-2006, 15:01
Nice, have to say I don't know much about Australia's involvement in WWI.

Hmmm! :eyebrows: There was this General named Monash! An Australian ! He and a Candian General named Currie in the last 100 Days of WWI snatched victory from the eyes of defeat. The Australians and Canadians won the first world war! They where the best Armies on the Western Front by 1918! Though they were considered Dominion Forces (Subjects of England). If the war had of gone longer Monash would have replaced Haig. He was a genius at War! A citizen solider! An engineer! A Jew! But 100% Australian. He met Ned Kelly by Pius! Hence that is why he is on our $100 note. There is more roads, Uni's and monument's named after him then you can poke a sharp stick at! :D

old guard
27-10-2006, 15:18
The Australians and Canadians won the first world war! They where the best Armies on the Western Front by 1918! :D

Yep! That would be probably due to the fact that by that point we were absolutely knackered, as were the French and the Germans probably weren't exactly fresh. (sorry but you just offended my patriotic sensibility;) )
I suppose you will want to slog it out with one of the Americans who will claim it was all down to them (thought I'd get that in before they do:rolleyes:) in which case I'll step accross to your side of the line.

As for Haig yeah fair one, and I'm certainly not going to have a go at anyone who is an engineer (all praise due)

ok patriotic sensibility soothed.....Hands Tyra-nid's thread back to himm.......Sorry:angel:

Colonel Jacka
27-10-2006, 15:36
(sorry but you just offended my patriotic sensibility;) )

Hmmmmm! What makes you think that the Canadians and Australians had not fought the whole war. My grandfather with two MM and Bars joined in 1914 and was dischaged in June of 1919 with four wounds. We were part of the the Brittish effort and were present at all victories and defeats after 1916 on the Western Front. He was on the Somme and took his second wound at the windmill! You do not need to take offence we all did well! :D My comments are based of documented fact not fiction as some writers like Dennis Winter have presented about how the war was won! Mont St Quentin, Vimy Ridge and Amiens changed the course of the war. They were Canadian and Australian victories. Victory was gained in the valley of the Somme not on its heights!

Oh, by the way we were knackered to. On Mt St Quentin the 5th Bde that took the summit mustered only 1400 hundred Bayonets' in the four Battalions. When they left Elsa Trench they numbered less then six hundred. The 5th Bde's full strength should have been nearer 4500 Bayonets.

old guard
27-10-2006, 15:41
You make an exceptionally fair point sir! I forget my commonwealth history. I stand corrected and withdraw:) I'm still standing my ground for when our 'cousins' respond though:evilgrin:

Colonel Jacka
27-10-2006, 15:56
What many people do not know is that the seeds of victory in the WWII where laid in the last days of WW1. A Canadian named Stevenson, an American (whose name escapes me) and a guy called Churchill would sow victory in the wilderness years. Their understanding of what was needed to be done was forged on the Battlefields of the Western Front.

Zink
27-10-2006, 15:57
A few years ago on Remembrance Day I stumbled across an article about the Canadian contribution to WW1. It was written as a direct rebuttle to the US claims that they won it all. The little canadian army advanced further, fought longer and had more victories than the US army that was about 3-4 times larger. Of course we couldn't have done it without British equipment and the Brits, French etcetera holding their parts of the line. Every soldier was needed. Just us commonwealth troops had become the best assault troops in the Empire by the end of the war. Something about being the little guys and needing to prove we can do it as well or better than our big brothers I guess.

Colonel Jacka
27-10-2006, 16:03
Something about being the little guys and needing to prove we can do it as well or better than our big brothers I guess.


Truth Zink! Truth! Hmmmm! I wonder if we should remind our Americian friends who has trained them in two world wars. Got the pictures to. Remember Hamel!

By the way my wife is American!

Oh, and I have really taken this thread of course. :( Sorry Mods. :D I will get down from my soap box. :o :eyebrows:

Tyra-Nid,

To make up for my stealing of your thread send me your address by PM as I have few heads that may be of use, torso's to, not sure how many I will check tommorrow. PM if you want them. I'm in Sydney!

Rictus
27-10-2006, 22:10
Loving both the conversions and the paint jobs done. Looking forward to seeing more.

Zink
28-10-2006, 02:26
I really like the conversions and the theme. I've always loved the Aussie hats. I made a couple of guys for my vet squad with copied heads off the old RT rough riders. Here's a pic of one before I started painting him.

@ Colonel Jacka. I'm part American but very happy to be all Canadian:D I married a Russian so that makes things even more interesting. What I like about the Canadian, Aussie and other commonwealth tactics is that we don't have the men to waste so we don't go for the head on steamroller aproach. Even our officers understand trying to fight smart and stay alive.

Colonel Jacka
28-10-2006, 07:09
Tyr-nid,

I have 24 heads if you want them. I am not using those ones now as I using the new forge world Cadians. PM me an address and I will mail them to you.


What I like about the Canadian, Aussie and other commonwealth tactics is that we don't have the men to waste so we don't go for the head on steamroller aproach. Even our officers understand trying to fight smart and stay alive.

That is still true today!

Tyra_Nid
29-10-2006, 07:36
Hah, thanks for the historical discourse, guys! :p

I must admit, Im more a WW2 guy than WW1, most of my knowledge about WW1 is of the ANZAC involvement in the middle east, rather than in Europe.

Jacka, thanks for the offer for the heads, I will send you a PM!

Colonel Jacka
29-10-2006, 09:49
Tyra-nid.

Mate they are Catachan heads, do you need and torsos or legs for the Project?

Tyra_Nid
30-10-2006, 00:07
UPDATE TIME!

Ok, so not really that much of a Lighthorse update...

But I got a new puppy!

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Misc/puppy.jpg

This may be a distraction :p

Suggestions for names?

EDIT: Its a girl, btw



Tyra-Mid.

Mate they are Catachan heads, do you need and torsos or legs for the Project?

Nah, just heads... I use Cadian bodies. And I have plenty of Cadian sprues laying around!

Broom
30-10-2006, 00:16
UPDATE TIME!

Ok, so not really that much of a Lighthorse update...

But I got a new puppy!


Suggestions for names?






Mirkin would be good.

charlie_c67
30-10-2006, 01:07
It's obvious...Bob!

m3ntor
30-10-2006, 04:11
Mirkin would be good.

Surely you mean 'merkin', no? I would enthusiastically second that. :p

Broom
30-10-2006, 14:19
Yes, merkin. Maybe a different 'public' name though :D

precinctomega
30-10-2006, 14:21
Given your username, how about "Ripper"?

R.

G.Hawke
30-10-2006, 14:34
fluffys always good

Hawke

Ornithoticus
30-10-2006, 15:48
i like jinx, but thats only cos thats what my dogs called :D shes a she aswell btw

Brush your teeth
30-10-2006, 17:55
how about 'dog' as a name

looks like a dog to me...

awww, its so cute. Nice army BTW, looking really good

ExoCowboy
30-10-2006, 20:09
Much better, name her "Cat".

Just check the faces of the neighbours and relatives when you carry her for showing, and tell them that she is Cat. :)

One of my childhood dreams to name a cat as Dog and a dog as Cat.

What a crappy childhood ;)

Colonel Jacka
30-10-2006, 20:14
Hey, are we off thread or what! Name it something that will not be embrassing :o when it gets lost.

Colonel Jacka
04-11-2006, 06:07
Tyra-Nid,

Heads torso's and legs are in the way. You should have them by Wed/Thurs.

Tyra_Nid
08-11-2006, 04:17
First of all, a big 'thankyou' to Colonel Jacka (http://www.warseer.com/forums/member.php?u=520) for sending me a helluva lot of Catachan bits to use in the project.


As far as models go, Ive got an officer with an OR cap on the way, about 50% painted, as well as a couple more inf. Sentinel has been started on with airbrushing. Received FW Hellhound in the mail the other day, but my Chimeras have been delayed (out of stock). Still deciding on whether to switch the Heavy Bolter on the Chimera chassis for a 'Heavy Vickers' instead.


Also, the doggies name is 'Abbey'.

nanktank
08-11-2006, 06:24
These conversions are absolutely awesome!, well done, and congratulations on the puppy.

Colonel Jacka
08-11-2006, 10:35
First of all, a big 'thankyou' to Colonel Jacka (http://www.warseer.com/forums/member.php?u=520) for sending me a helluva lot of Catachan bits to use in the project.

Also, the doggies name is 'Abbey'.

No problems mate! Just put me in the credits for each one that has my head, or that I gave you a head for ........:eyebrows: No problems mate glad I could help. Hey! I'm glad you called the dog Abbey! No problems then if it lost.

Oh! Keep with the theme make it a Vickers Machine Gun! I have fired the Vickers. Did you know they had a canvas belt for the rounds. And I had a mate who cooled his with engine oil rather then water.

Tyra_Nid
09-11-2006, 04:26
Alright, moderate sized update this time!

Chimeras arrived in the mail this morning, so Ive been able to get stuck in with them and half do one of my transport tanks.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/chim_wip1.jpg

Obviously there is still a bit of work to be done on this, but you can certainly get the idea of what it will look like. The 'Heavy Vickers' on the front is only bluetacked on, not sure how I will mount it. Will have a pintle mounted Vickers as well. Not sure what to put on the sides where the gaping holes are, the part that usually goes there is a bit too Sci-Fi/Gothic.

Side-by-side comparison of a normal Chim and an 'ASLAV' Chim here (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/chim_chim_wip_comp.jpg).

Got to emphasise again that the basic design is copied directly from tancrede's command(?) chimera!

Next up Ive got a Staff Sarg, wearing an OR ('Other Ranks') Cap.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/staffsarg_paint.jpg

This guy will probably be going in the command squad to accompany the Officer. Not sure how I like the cap, it looks a little to 'realistically' scaled compared to the rest of the 'heroically' scaled model, and the other hats in the force (again, heroic scale). Maybe in my other OR Caps (Squad Sargs, Officers) I will make them a bit larger.

Unpainted pic can be seen here (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/staffsarg_wip.jpg).

Finally Ive got a newer pic of the Vickers, with a complete and painted spotter.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/vicker_can_wip.jpg

Two pics in that one, two different water cans. Not sure which one of these cans I should use. Suggestions please!

Also, any suggestions for how the Vickers should be painted?

Ok, I think thats all for the updates today...

Colonel Jacka
09-11-2006, 05:04
Use the smaller Jerry can. The bigger one is not quite right. Paint the gun straight gun metal colour. I recommend Humbrol Gun Metal no 53. It inks really well.

Tyra_Nid
09-11-2006, 05:05
Use the smaller Jerry can. The biiger one is not quite right. Paint it a straight gun metal colour. I recommend Humbrol Gun Metal no 53. It inks really well.

Smaller Jerry can as in the grey one in the top pic?

And I wont be buying new paints, but I can mix an appropriate colour. Basically a dark metal? Any reference pics?

tancrede
09-11-2006, 05:33
yep! this chimera reminds me something !:D
happy to see her having some child !
(t's a command chimera, because for the moment i don't know if i will convert all the chimeras for a mech army)

i like your army: very original ideas and tons of personal work make it very unique.

Col.Gravis
09-11-2006, 15:58
More really nice work, but yeah the 'Staff Sergent' cap does look too small, the brim is right but the top should be enlarged I think to be more in scale with the head and specificly look right with the face. May take inspiration from a typical Commissars cap? I know it makes it less historcilly accurate uniform wise but it should look a degree better I think.

Colonel Jacka
09-11-2006, 23:59
Smaller Jerry can as in the grey one in the top pic?

And I wont be buying new paints, but I can mix an appropriate colour. Basically a dark metal? Any reference pics?
Yes the one in the top picture. If you can mix the paint for the gun good. But that particular paint (humbrol 53) is mixed for you and then the colour remains the same acrooss your army. :D

Tyra_Nid
20-11-2006, 04:11
Another small update. Apologies for the dark pics (again! Although I wasnt using my usual camera this time, so I have an excuse). I really need to get Photoshop back to fix the levels...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/ASLAV_chim.jpg

Finished the ASLAV Chimeras, you can see the 'Sisters' above... They both look identical except the Pintle Vickers are in slightly different positions. The silver grills in the back (air vents) are from some random tank kit I was given... got enough left for another 2 Chims if I want to expand the list.

The plasticard piece on the side with the Imp Eagle in the corner will be where I paint the Flag mentioned on page 1.

Little bit afraid to start painting these in case I stuff them up!

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/hellhound.jpg

Forgeworld Hellhound, with a Heavy Vickers instead of a standard HB.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/infcomm_wip.jpg

Comm-Link trooper, to go in the Command Squad. Extra antennas to represent Master Vox, extending the handset to the officer to speak on it.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/inf_wip.jpg

A few more footmen in progress. A couple of these guys are 'Jackaroos' using the heads from Jacka...

Reflex
20-11-2006, 06:54
as an aussie its hard to comment on this as there is a fine line....

anyway, i hope you dont plan on playing in tournies with them, because if it resembles a historicle army you can be kicked out... political correctness BS...

has happened, a guy i know made an imp guard army thatr esembled the 101st airborne after reading the book band of brothers, showed up to a tourny and was kicked out... i think it was conflict or komplete fanatic...

sheep
20-11-2006, 08:31
has happened, a guy i know made an imp guard army thatr esembled the 101st airborne after reading the book band of brothers, showed up to a tourny and was kicked out... i think it was conflict or komplete fanatic...

Really? As an Aussie, and a tournament organiser I think that is total BS, not saying it didn't happen to your friend, just Bs in general.

The only thing i had problems with at G'con was a Guy who wantwd to play with an army covered in swastikas, Poor taste + Considered offensive = No play.

I would have no problem with this army, or the 101st for that matter, in any tournament i organise or run.

On topic :p

The models themselves are looking very sexy, nicely themed, and well executed.

The Zombie hand may be a bit big though.

Are you using a contempory Aussie armour colour ie 3 tone camo, or vietnam esque olive drab?

Keep up the good work

Cheers

Sheep

Zodiac
20-11-2006, 08:39
I love them! Something very original which works out very well! I gotta say however, I do not like the commander as much as the rest. Why dont go crazy and give him a sort of napoleon-ish hat?

Inquisitor Konig
20-11-2006, 09:39
love the way the models are coming... possible for us to see a pic of the whole army are it stands now?

Colonel Jacka
20-11-2006, 11:07
as an aussie its hard to comment on this as there is a fine line....

anyway, i hope you don't plan on playing in tourneys with them, because if it resembles a historical army you can be kicked out... political correctness BS...
.

I have never seen or hearded of this happening. Maybe as has been said if they were covered in "strange symbols that are not a good look!" but no most armies are based on a historical references. A couple of Aussie IG armies spring to mine including mine! :D

Reflex
20-11-2006, 13:39
I have never seen or hearded of this happening. Maybe as has been said if they were covered in "strange symbols that are not a good look!" but no most armies are based on a historical references. A couple of Aussie IG armies spring to mine including mine! :D

yes, it must have been the american flag... foo

therisnosaurus
20-11-2006, 16:51
Just have to say that these are truly stunning, amazing work and I hope to see and play the finished army sometime!

Colonel Jacka
20-11-2006, 19:40
A few more footmen in progress. A couple of these guys are 'Jackaroos' using the heads from Jacka...

Nice figures! Thanks for the credit listing. Have you thought of making some of the Slouch Hats with there brim down. It will give the figures a further variation.

Reflex
20-11-2006, 22:01
Nice figures! Thanks for the credit listing. Have you thought of making some of the Slouch Hats with there brim down. It will give the figures a further variation.

what would also be a nice touch would be, iirc, emu feathers onto the hat. of course they dont have to be emu feathers (dur) but it would be good to see some loose featehrs on the hat.

Tyra_Nid
21-11-2006, 00:29
anyway, i hope you dont plan on playing in tournies with them, because if it resembles a historicle army you can be kicked out... political correctness BS...

Well, Ive never played in a Tourny so far, since I work all weekend. It would be nice to give this army a whirl in one at some point, I cant see why they would reject it (could you say the Praetorians ARENT based on Colonial British?), but I will be sure to email the organisers first if I do decide to go in one ;)


The Zombie hand may be a bit big though.

Wrong part there... Its actually an Empire Militia hand, so may not be quite so big as it looks from the perspective in the photo (still a little too big though, I will admit).


Are you using a contempory Aussie armour colour ie 3 tone camo, or vietnam esque olive drab?

Contempory. You got it first go! Ala:

http://tony.rocks.cc/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/normal_aslav.jpg


I gotta say however, I do not like the commander as much as the rest. Why dont go crazy and give him a sort of napoleon-ish hat?

Dont worry, he isnt the commander (as mentioned earlier), merely an NCO on the commanders staff.

Um... I'm a bit confused why I would want to give him a napoleon-ish hat? This is based on WW1, and Australian forces in particular...

Speaking of the commander, anyone have suggestions for posing?
At this point I have a couple of options in mind. Standing straight-legged (tank crew legs), hands on hips, calmly surveying battle; sitting on a horse, hands on reins, calmly surveying battle; Standing straight-legged, one hand resting on a cane/swagger stick, calmly surveying battle.

Either way I wont have any weapons in hand, and he wont be going crazy-go-nuts. But any other ideas would be appreciated!


love the way the models are coming... possible for us to see a pic of the whole army are it stands now?

Thanks. I'll get something organised for you this arvo.


Have you thought of making some of the Slouch Hats with there brim down.

Yeah, it is tempting, and I might throw some of them in too. Its probably actually more accurate to have them with the brim down, but I dont know whether it will make the forces look a bit ragged.


what would also be a nice touch would be, iirc, emu feathers onto the hat. of course they dont have to be emu feathers (dur) but it would be good to see some loose featehrs on the hat.

Hmmm, dont know whether Ive commented on that in this thread, but Ill just copy something from another post I made to answer that question:


Couple of reasons I havent given them emu plumes:
1. While most of the 'parade ground' photographs and pretty much all the illustrations of the Lighthorse depict the traditional plume in place on the hat, by many accounts this plume was taken down when the troops were in action or on the front lines. The plumes were considered lucky and symbolic, and were certainly kept around the person, but in a safer position where they were less likely to be lost or damaged. Since these troops certainly arent on parade (not much time for that in the 41st millenium!), their plumes are likely to be stashed away.
2. It would be bloody hard to sculpt them and have them look right!


Thanks for comments guys.

Reflex
21-11-2006, 03:06
sorry man, i remember readin it now, was caugh up in the all fuss, but still, it would be do able on the commander say...:angel:

Quin 242
21-11-2006, 04:40
VERy nice conversions and the painting is well done.

Rather like them. Will be looking forward to a stack more in the future.

Apologist
21-11-2006, 10:26
Fantastic looking soldiers so far, cat.

If you're still looking for inspiration for hunting lance proxies, I use the demo charges from FW. Hurling chunks of explosives in amongst the enemy is:
a) Low-tech enough for a WWI force (and my agri-world army).
b) Obviously special and different enough from anything else in the army.
c) Relatively realistic in terms of the games rules think of them as super-grenades: S6 1-shot power weapon attacks.

They also look sufficiently unobtrusive that your troops can remain relatively 'realistic'.

Great bren gun conversion, and I love the chimeras. Might pinch that one, if you don't mind!

Tyra_Nid
22-11-2006, 02:21
Hi guys, I've added a tutorial about how to do my lasrifles (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57447) *coughApologistcough*. Feel free to check it out.


demo charges from FW.

Yeah, good idea, I might use that one. I would rather use something that Lighthorse ACTUALLY used, but Ive had no luck finding something along those lines.


Might pinch that one, if you don't mind!

Go for it, although keep in mind that it is tancrede's design that I blatantly ripped off (apart from a couple of small modifications). He doesnt seem to mind having some 'daughters' running around, just be sure to give him due credit if you do use his design!

Zodiac
22-11-2006, 06:27
I really like the gun tutorial, and sorry I forgot it was a WWI army.. Gesh Im so damn stupid :D But uhm, the commander.. will he be on horseback? Might give him a moustache then!

FraustyTheSnowman
22-11-2006, 07:37
The guns your modeling your lasrifles after, do you happen to know the real life name? Looks like an M1 (guessing pretty hard) to me.

Great looking models by the way, very unique idea.

tancrede
22-11-2006, 08:02
Go for it, although keep in mind that it is tancrede's design that I blatantly ripped off (apart from a couple of small modifications). He doesnt seem to mind having some 'daughters' running around, just be sure to give him due credit if you do use his design!

thanks for credits, man! as you said, it's not a problem to me to see other chimeras using the same design. i'm happy with this, and it will be a great pleasure for me to see all this little tanks all around the world. :cries: ;) :)

it's a great job you've done with your army, and i hope to see you starting painting it at a good level (as good as your modelling level, i hope!)

Apologist
22-11-2006, 10:54
In the interests of the Entente Cordiale; we'll dub it the Tancrede-pattern Chimera, then! :D

As to the feathers, have you considered picking up a sprue or two of the new Empire troops? That'd give you a load of useful heads, as well as enough Feathers to decorate one or two of your troops to give an accent to the idea.

Tyra_Nid
22-11-2006, 11:18
But uhm, the commander.. will he be on horseback? Might give him a moustache then!

Possibly, and possibly!


The guns your modeling your lasrifles after, do you happen to know the real life name?

Im not sure exactly, just a miscelaneous rifle. I think someone mentioned the Lee Enfield at some point, which I think was a standard issue rifle. Maybe a gun buff could help with that.


In the interests of the Entente Cordiale; we'll dub it the Tancrede-pattern Chimera, then! :D

Yes, indeed :D



As to the feathers, have you considered picking up a sprue or two of the new Empire troops? That'd give you a load of useful heads, as well as enough Feathers to decorate one or two of your troops to give an accent to the idea.

Well, I play Empire in WHFB, so I probably will pick up a few. Didnt think they were out yet, though...

Problem with the feathers is that they are too thick and bulky. Believe me, I considered it with the current empire feathers. Unless there is a huge difference with the new ones, it will still be unlikely! Besides, they dont have the right look... the emu plumes were more a semi-circle rather than a rod.

tancrede
22-11-2006, 11:38
Originally Posted by Apologist

In the interests of the Entente Cordiale; we'll dub it the Tancrede-pattern Chimera, then!

Yes, indeed

oh my god !! :D

good gun tutorial, and nice army, nice idea, nice minis!

bigbauske
22-11-2006, 15:55
I like the hats, The cimera looks realy good though, that was the mobel that really caught my attention. Great job.

Tyra_Nid
05-01-2007, 02:08
Hi all, been a very long time since Ive had any updates, been a very long time since Ive DONE anything! Not to worry, the ALH are still on my mind. Ive had to work lots coming up to Christmas (cant wait to get out of Retail!), and Ive been preparing my Deathwing for an upcoming tournament (4 models to do doesnt sound like a lot, but believe me, in my DW army it is :p).

In summary, not much done, and not much will be done until next month!

But in the meanwhile, Ill show an extremely WIP picture of my commander under construction.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/comm_wip.jpg

His horse, being led by a lackey on foot, wont do anything in game terms, but will be used to show the commanders equipment. He will have nothing on his person apart from his riding whip (shown on the right-hand side, rear, in pic- not sure where this will end up on the model exactly), but the horse will have a holstered sword and pistol on either side of the saddle. Another thing to note is the poor functionary who is leading the horse (reins not added yet) will be carrying the pack, while the horse is unburdened. Shows how highly the commander values his faithful mount!

As usual, comments and critiscisms (and suggestions!) welcome.

Going to Brunei next week for a holiday, wish me luck :)

schoolcormorant
05-01-2007, 02:12
that is an excellent idea for a commander - i really like him.

had you thought about GS'ing the gap between his boots and shin armour to make them look like boots, riding boots that is?

have a nice holiday mate :)
SC

sheep
05-01-2007, 03:57
Looking good.

How many of those officers caps do you have to make?

Great idea for the horse and i agree with SC some riding boots would really set him off.

Well done.

Cheers

Sheep

orangesm
05-01-2007, 09:24
Very nice looking army, I think historically theming any army is a fine idea.

In terms of tourney play I have never heard of any problems along the lines discussed - at least no in the US. Avoiding offending someone over the presence of any historically based force (even the Waffen SS) seems silly to me. In a game where the background is full of some pretty bad things, even a Wehrmacht themed army is mild. Also the arguement can easily be made that they are from a world settled almost exclusively by Austrilians and it is a rather arid world, except along the coast, etc.

Now as a 'cousin' I will retort and say that the entry of the American Expeditionary Force into WWI helped to tip the balance on the Western front, allowing the British Empire and French to achieve victory.

I realize you have already done the Command Vox trooper, but I always thought it would be cool to have the Master Vox on the troopers mount.
For a command unit if you wanted to include Horses for the majority of the unit, you could put them on larger bases (Heavy Weapon). The poor guy holding the reins of the Commanders horse would also be holding his own horses reins, the horse covered in equipment.
In my opinion a IG command unit is best kept to the rear and out of front line combat, providing its high leadership to the rest of the army.

Tyra_Nid
06-01-2007, 07:08
Thanks for comments, all.


had you thought about GS'ing the gap between his boots and shin armour to make them look like boots, riding boots that is?

I hadnt, but I may have to do that...


How many of those officers caps do you have to make?

I've done two for the command squad (Commander and Staff Sarg.). I still havent decided whether Im going to give OR caps to regular Sargs in troop squads, or whether to just give them the regular hats. If I decide to give regular Sargs the OR caps, Ill have two more to do.


In my opinion a IG command unit is best kept to the rear and out of front line combat, providing its high leadership to the rest of the army.

I agree, ESPECIALLY in this army :D

Voronwe[MQ]
06-01-2007, 10:48
Perfect idea for the commander, though perhaps the horse and lackey could be mounted on the same base? Just a thought.

Anyway, I love the execution of Maxim-style heavy bolters by using a thick plastic rod and a thinner plastic pipe; I've been thinking of doing it myself, but haven't been to sure about the result, but now I've seen yours, so I'll try it! Good to see this project running again :).

Voronwe

Tyra_Nid
06-01-2007, 10:55
;1197169']Perfect idea for the commander, though perhaps the horse and lackey could be mounted on the same base? Just a thought. Good to see this project running again :).

Voronwe

Ah, not really running for long ;). But it will get there!

The horse and lackey ARE mounted on the same base- Ive done some chopping and made a single weird sort of shaped base (top down rough sketch attached to post). Unless you mean horse, lackey AND commander on the same base? In that case I would need to use a HW base (hate those 60mm ones) and it would be very cramped and impractical for gaming purposes. With horse&lackey on one base, and commander on the other, i can remove the horse&lackey if needs be, because they are effectively 'invisible' in game terms. Which also explains how I get away with an odd-shaped base for them.

Voronwe[MQ]
06-01-2007, 11:02
Aha! You had mounted them on the same by linking the two different-sized (what's the measures for them now again?) bases together. Impractical to 100% if you mounted all three on the same base, and it would not look good, but that's not what I meant ;).

Voronwe

orangesm
07-01-2007, 04:04
Could the lackey and horse not be one of the actual members of the command squad?

Or use it as a 'wound' counter. The commander loses a wound the horse and lackey are removed.

dr.oetk3r
23-01-2007, 05:57
Wow, what a great army!

It's inspired me to start my own horsy regiment

Attilans anyone?

Arch-Traitor Horus
23-01-2007, 12:45
Nice figures! Thanks for the credit listing. Have you thought of making some of the Slouch Hats with there brim down. It will give the figures a further variation.


Yeah, it is tempting, and I might throw some of them in too. Its probably actually more accurate to have them with the brim down, but I dont know whether it will make the forces look a bit ragged.

a ragged Lighthorse reg would actually fit the bill also alot of soliders in WW1 let the brim down to keep cool (turkey in the summer is hot)

Tyra_Nid
29-01-2007, 05:30
;1197189'](what's the measures for them now again?)


40mm and 25mm


Could the lackey and horse not be one of the actual members of the command squad?


No, for two reasons:
1. Base size is illegal (fine for casual play, bad for Tourny)
2. Command squad is already filled! Commander, Staff Sarg, Comms, Heavy Vickers and Loader makes 5.


Or use it as a 'wound' counter. The commander loses a wound the horse and lackey are removed.

Yeah, that could work much better. Although the commander is 3 wounds... 1 wound removes horse, second removes leader, or vice versa. Go-go magnets! Will think on that.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

PLANS!

After competing in Arcanacon, the biggest 40k Tournament ever in the Southern Hemisphere, with my Deathwing (24th/131 Overall, 3rd in Players Choice, 2 places off Noob Prize- damn it!), I am pumped about next years comp.

I will be bringing my Lighthorse!

Of course, this will mean Ill have to finish what I have planned, then add an extra 200 points of *something*. I dont think the army will be competitive, but it will be FUN, and based on the opponents I faced this year Im not too worried about playing ********...

So, any suggestions for what to add in the next 200 points? (Actually a bit less, I might change Chimera Multilasers to Autocannons, increase each ASLAV squad to over 250 points and add a Heavy Vickers to the command squad)

I'm thinking maybe a couple of special weapon squads to help with scoring units and break point. Some defected Turkaen Snipers perhaps?

Arch-Traitor Horus
29-01-2007, 08:13
Hah, thanks for the historical discourse, guys! :p

I must admit, Im more a WW2 guy than WW1, most of my knowledge about WW1 is of the ANZAC involvement in the middle east, rather than in Europe.

Jacka, thanks for the offer for the heads, I will send you a PM!

Heres some more historical discourse did you know the australians were the first to halt rommel"s afrika corps in WW2

corbulo87
29-01-2007, 13:56
Good god, Tyra_Nid. You have just stirred my heartstring dedicated to Australian forces at Gallipoli, all over the Dardanelles, Africa, France and the rest of Europe. My father is a huge WWI buff (hence my attachment). He would be so proud.

The light horse actually got a little army list in an Australian issue of Black Gobbo once... those were the days.

These are incredible models.

Tyra_Nid, I salute you. Incredible job.

Tyra_Nid
31-01-2007, 00:08
Heres another photo, done a bit more on the howitzers. This is the basic idea of what they will look like, although I still need to do a lot of detail work (cant figure out how to close the end of the loading chambers though :s).

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/howit_carriage_wip.jpg


Also, revised army list here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66989), if anyone is interested...

old guard
31-01-2007, 00:16
Sweet! you need to look at some arty pics chap. Im hopeless remembering artillery pieces, theres a picture I have in my mind wich is fairly sipple and could work here . what you would need is a solid round piece of plastic of greater diameter than the barrel with what looks like a sliding plate at the rear with a handle on it, there is in addition a handle to the side wich for all intents and purpose is a trigger. I'm sure I have a picture somewhere, I'll see if I can track it down.

By the way, good to see you back at this


Bingo!! just found it in an old book I have on the legion. It's a french 65mm mountain gun TR mle 16. I'll have to scan which I'm affraid will be tomorrow cos right now I need my bed.

Later chap.

the_dark_sarge
04-02-2007, 05:16
well this is awesome work
i live in aus an am a fan of war history so i have 1 word for this thread AWESOME
so keep up the good work

Voronwe[MQ]
04-02-2007, 08:53
Sweet indeed! Could you show us how you did the field artillery piece - I'd want to use the techniques and materials for a counts-as missile launcher for my Vostroyans based on a french artillery piece. I'm far more a WWI boy rather than a WWII one.

Good luck on the tournament with the Lighthorses; you sure'll have lots of fun.

Besides, there is a horse-painting technique that I'll try out next time I'm forced (quite literally) to paint a cavalrist: Shadow Grey major drybrush, highlight of codex grey drybrush, then a Black Ink wash.

Voronwe

Tyra_Nid
05-02-2007, 00:25
Bingo!! just found it in an old book I have on the legion. It's a french 65mm mountain gun TR mle 16. I'll have to scan which I'm affraid will be tomorrow cos right now I need my bed.

It would be nice to see this!


;1269981']Could you show us how you did the field artillery piece

This is the best im willing to do: Full tutorial is too much effort :p

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/Tute/arty_expl.jpg

Gonfrask
05-02-2007, 00:54
Whoaaaaaaa, prety, great army here, no doubt

Voronwe[MQ]
05-02-2007, 07:53
Thanks for the guide; it's really helpful!

Voronwe

Tyra_Nid
21-02-2007, 12:35
No updates for a while (AI has taken most of my attention), but I've just seen this (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/hacmed.htm) and this (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/hacshc.htm) from Forgeworld.

Im sorely tempted to put one in my 1200 pt list as an indirect fire basilisk, as it would pump up my battlefield effectiveness and really looks the WW1 part.

HOWEVER, it blows out my 'No Heavy Support' idea, and doesnt really fit so well with a fast moving scouting force (unless they were moving in to relieve/rescue the big guns?).

Thoughts?

PS: Yes, I am a massive Forgeworld whore.

Voronwe[MQ]
21-02-2007, 14:48
The new 'medium arillery' is great, and seeing one or even two in your army would work wonders, so I'd say go for it.

Voronwe

Bestiaparda
21-02-2007, 17:27
WoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!


A really, really amazing army!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And well painted!!!!!!!!!!!
I encourage you to end this really beatiful army!!!!!!! Especially the rough riders!!!!!!!!!

Arch-Traitor Horus
21-03-2007, 07:16
Nice work i love the story 4th light horse at Beersheba.Even the British Commanding General remarked "Words fail me, I cannot see how these horsemen were able to achieve what they did. Every rule of war says they should have been annihilated!":D Go Australia:) We are truly the lucky country. Genesis 12, 'those who bless Israel will be blessed':p

Ross
06-04-2007, 09:49
OMG these are amazing, I've seen some Aussie conversions but nothing as dynamic and close the mark!!!!!
The guns ..... Chimeras ..... Hellhound ...... Hats ...... HORSEMEN!!!!

Struth if I could only borrow you talent and dedication for a week ......

(Cute dog too bye the way)

Tyra_Nid
06-04-2007, 10:48
Thanks for the recent comments, guys!

Ive started back into some more work on these models. Almost finished the command squad (construction, not painting :p) and am working on the artillery pieces and some more mounted horsemen.

Hopefully Ill have something to show in the next week!

cthorpe
06-04-2007, 11:12
Hi Tyra-nid,

These are looking really good, I love your howitzers..

I await your updates with great anticipation..

Carl

Tsen
06-04-2007, 15:30
Really well done, excellent idea. I'm envious that I didn't come up with it first. Keep it coming.

Tsen Out

Tyra_Nid
09-04-2007, 02:50
Couple of quickie updates:

Almost finished the Commanders Aide, minus a few details (finishing bridle, some straps, etc)-

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/commaide_wip.jpg

Of course, the commanders horse will have to be painted white :)


And secondly, the start of my second Horseman Sargeant-

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/sarg2_wip.jpg

Thoughts on the long-barreled pistol? Has no historical basis, just thought it might look a bit cooler.


Oh, and future plans: After I finish this 1200 points, Ill be getting one of those spiffy forgeworld Malcadors as tank support (very WW1) and some Death Korps + Macharius superheavy as some opposition. Its motivation to finish!

scrubout
09-04-2007, 02:58
I like the long-barreled pistol.

Nice head choice for the sergeant, I'm lovin' the mustache.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Tyra_Nid
09-04-2007, 03:06
Yeah, I love the head, I bought a box of empire troops just for that head ;) (i have more than enough state troops already!)

Khrangar
09-04-2007, 04:07
It looks as though the sword in the sheath on the horse is a bit too small to be held in a hand, could just be the pic though. The sergeant is looking ace.

Khrangar

TiltinTim
09-04-2007, 04:18
Wow, dude, coolest army I have seen in awhile! The pistol is perfect, as is the head. Keep up the good work, go Aussies!!!!!

Tsen
09-04-2007, 04:30
WOOT fantasy empire bits to the rescue. Looks wicked with that lugar like pistol.

Tsen Out

sheep
09-04-2007, 09:27
That looks great Niddy.

Good to see this project is still going.

Cheers

Sheep

Ross
09-04-2007, 09:52
Brilliant old chap, tee hee hee. That head works perfectly. Your mastery of GS is superb!

I may have to make a Turk based army just so I have an excuse to go to Melbourne and play against them lol.

Awsome work, Ross.

2XS
09-04-2007, 10:33
Hello,

very nice project! I REALLY like your tank conversions and can't wait until I can see them painted.


Go ahead with the good work and hurry with the tanks ;)

Andy

Tyra_Nid
09-04-2007, 10:40
Thanks for the comments!


It looks as though the sword in the sheath on the horse is a bit too small to be held in a hand, could just be the pic though.

May just be the pic. The hilt is the same length as the one held by the 'charging' Mounted Sarg.



I may have to make a Turk based army just so I have an excuse to go to Melbourne and play against them lol.

Yes, I will probably buy a platoon of WW1 Turkish models. Just a matter of finding some good ones!



Go ahead with the good work and hurry with the tanks ;)

Ta. Problem is that down here in Melbourne the weather is really temperamental and it is difficult to find good conditions to airbrush. May give it a whirl tomorrow since I have some free time (weather permitting, of course ;))

Ross
09-04-2007, 11:29
Why buy Tyra_Nid, with the skills you have, start another thread and show us how to make them out of citadel products. Make it your net log!

Seriously top shelf work mate, I can't stress that enough!

Tsen
11-04-2007, 00:17
I really like how theyre coming along, I really like the chimeras you made, I hope you dont mind if I "borrow" your design as a template for my next one. I was wondering if I can steal your rifle design with your consent of coarse; regular lasguns just aren't good enough for my new grenswick rilfes, also WWI like in design.

Tsen Out

Tyra_Nid
11-04-2007, 02:30
I really like how theyre coming along, I really like the chimeras you made, I hope you dont mind if I "borrow" your design as a template for my next one. I was wondering if I can steal your rifle design with your consent of coarse; regular lasguns just aren't good enough for my new grenswick rilfes, also WWI like in design.

By all means, use the rifles. As for the tank design, its not really mine but a modified version of tancrede's. He doesnt mind people using his design though, he likes having his little tanks around the world. Just refer to it as a 'Tancrede-Pattern' Chimera.


Ross: I wont be converting the Turks, not enough time, motivation, or knowledge :)

Tsen
11-04-2007, 02:49
Thanks, I'll have to remeber the Tancrede-Pattern part. I hope you can get more done on the aussies.

Tsen Out

Battle Brother
11-04-2007, 04:14
Excellent work! I am really enjoying this thread... I am a teacher and just showed my Film Classics class: Gallipoli (the 1982 film starring Mark Lee and Mel Gibson) and they loved it! You certainly have captured the spirit of the Light Horse! Keep up the good work!

El'Akym
11-04-2007, 08:50
Great stuff. At the start of the year I enlisted in the reserves with the 4/19th Prince of Wales's Lighthorse and I always had a similar idea for an army in the back of my head.

You gotta have at least one squadron of roughriders charging with bayonetes in hand!

Also, which campus is the Monash Uni gaming club on? I'm at Caulfeild atm.

Tyra_Nid
12-04-2007, 11:06
You gotta have at least one squadron of roughriders charging with bayonetes in hand!

Well, I will only have two squads, one is (almost) completed (the shooty one).

The Lance squad I still dont know how I will model a hunting lance representation, but I will try and do at least one model with bayonet flashing :)




Also, which campus is the Monash Uni gaming club on? I'm at Caulfeild atm.

Its held at Clayton, but you dont need to be a Clayton student to attend... or even a Monash student (it helps though). Id say half of our regulars dont even attend Monash. All you need to be is a mature gamer. It also helps if you dont mind receiving - and dealing out in equal measure - verbal punishment.

Its a great club. Hell, any club that allows you to sing almost a whole turn and a bit ("Shooting Phase: The Musical") at the top of your voice, including backup vocals from other members and duets, is a winner with me!

[True story. Last nights event, I was delirious with a cold, and things just went on from there.]

god octo
12-04-2007, 18:21
Very nice- your greenstuffing is really good and smooth and your painting isn't bad either:D . Its an excellent log and I can't wit to see the finished product!

Wise Guy Sam
23-04-2007, 13:15
They rock. Love the slouch hats. I knew i should of signed myself up for the gaming club at Monash uni on O week( i didn't coz i don't actally go, my girlfriend does and i was in a rush. I was just helping her set up her stand next to yours) Again they are great. I'd love to play you when there done.
if only to steal a slouchy

freebooter
23-07-2007, 05:47
Looking good mate.

Can we get a step by step as to how you did the slouch hats.
They are just what I need for my Aus army :P

Jumping on the band wagon...

Ross
23-07-2007, 06:58
I second that motion Tyra (if only to see some more A.L.I. ;) )

Tyra_Nid
23-07-2007, 08:14
Ok, your wish is my command. Not a proper, as-you-go tutorial, but a rough one in Paint :p

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/hattute.jpg

In terms of an update on the ALH, I have actually been pumping out some standard foot troops recently, although not as quickly as I would like. Almost done enough for a full inf squad in addition to the command squad, although only in lasrifle wielders. Still need to do special weapons, comms and NCO.

Ross
23-07-2007, 08:53
Eureka might have some in their range, they do a few Aus 28mm models, no individual heads with hats, though they might.

Thanks for the tutorial by the way!!

mistformsquirrel
23-07-2007, 08:59
I do believe I may be in love <o.@> NICE!!

Colonel Jacka
23-07-2007, 21:17
Ok, your wish is my command. Not a proper, as-you-go tutorial, but a rough one in Paint.

TN,

Leather Strap Thingy is called a Pugaree (I think that's spe;t right. I will check). And it is made of cloth! Usually Khaki in colour. Just thought you would like to know. :D Good tutorial. ;)

m3ntor
24-07-2007, 05:25
In terms of an update on the ALH, I have actually been pumping out some standard foot troops recently, although not as quickly as I would like. Almost done enough for a full inf squad in addition to the command squad, although only in lasrifle wielders. Still need to do special weapons, comms and NCO.

Well, post them. Quick smart. Chop chop.

firestorm40k
24-07-2007, 06:31
That's an excellent and useful tutorial, Tyra-Nid - using Green Stuff is a challenge so I always welcome advice on getting good results from it. Thanks very much! :) :cool: And I love your Guard army too, very unique.

Tyra_Nid
24-07-2007, 12:30
Leather Strap Thingy is called a Pugaree (I think that's spe;t right. I will check). And it is made of cloth! Usually Khaki in colour.

Thanks, Hombre! Leather, cloth, whatever ;). And Khaki doesnt fit in my colour scheme, too much khaki already!



Well, post them. Quick smart. Chop chop.

They arent that exciting, but Ill maybe get some piccies tomorrow. Maybe if YOU update YOUR log, Ill be spurred into action ;)

freebooter
24-07-2007, 12:41
Grr...

I'd completely forgotten that we didn't use the Slouch Hats anymore except with the dress uniform. I should have known that... Heh, I'm going off for basic in December so I guess I'll know for sure by then whats good in the field :P
Now I have to work out a way to do Bush Hats...
And paint the DPCU... That should be fun.


I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work. We don't care if they aren't exciting, as long as they rally in force :)

m3ntor
25-07-2007, 02:07
They arent that exciting, but Ill maybe get some piccies tomorrow. Maybe if YOU update YOUR log, Ill be spurred into action ;)

*sigh* Fine. ;)

Tyra_Nid
25-07-2007, 07:03
Ok, got some pics of the new recruits.

Four of the newest:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/squad1newies_wip.jpg


All the standard Inf Ive done, nine there, need to add the meltagunner that I am working on and replace two with an NCO and comms. Some of them I may not have shown in thread before:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/squad1_wip.jpg


Full pick of the command squad, less the Commanders packhorse and Aide:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/command_wip.jpg


The whole gang of foot troops, as it stands:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/thewholegang_wip.jpg

dr.oetk3r
25-07-2007, 07:05
Looks like a lot of work. But keep it up, they're brilliant.

Ross
25-07-2007, 07:14
You've updated!!!!

Tyra you've just made my day, I love this thread!!

jasevx
25-07-2007, 09:34
Nice to see this back on track!

the_dark_sarge
25-07-2007, 09:51
very very nice
i really like the slouch hats, GO AUSSIES


cheers,
kieran

Grubnar
06-08-2007, 17:19
Wow, they look good.
No, they are better than good, they look great!
Beersheaba here I come, CHARGE!

Inquisitor Konig
06-08-2007, 18:46
Glad to see this log up and running again.

Pfreck
06-08-2007, 19:53
Good to see that you're still working on the ALH. :)
I really like this whole concept, and it's turning out great! I'm looking forward to see the next update.

Keep it up!

Vimes
06-08-2007, 20:23
Tyra,

i'm sorryy, i must have been blind to miss this fantastic update.
Your army is truely inspirational.
I can only quote the_dark_sarge:

very very nice
i really like the slouch hats, GO AUSSIES



wanders off looking for GS and some cadian bodies and plasticard mumbeling something like: you will see, you will all see...

migsula
06-08-2007, 21:56
Truly inspirational. In this case so subtle and so stylish execution, yet the underlining 40k gothicness that makes it fit.

5stars! and big thanks for the inspiration with my own projects.

MyCoCo
06-08-2007, 22:53
Excellent stuff, really nice theme and great execution, I particularly like the officer's caps and the Vickers gunner, the little water jerry can next to him is a nice touch as well (if that is what it is?).

Mr Kibbles
08-09-2007, 02:05
Whos the guy just standing there with his hands on his hips? Is he the officer?

scrubout
08-09-2007, 02:15
Why do you taunt me Lord, why?! :cries:

-scrubout

One_Second_of_Insanity
08-09-2007, 02:52
Great work Tyra_Nid I have only just found it but your modelling and painting skills are superb

Ross
08-09-2007, 04:51
Damn I thought Tyra had done some more, so instead I'll just have a little spam-fest.

Screw Uni, go on the dole, and work this project 'till you bleed!!

My words of wisdom :D

Tyra_Nid
08-09-2007, 08:45
Whos the guy just standing there with his hands on his hips? Is he the officer?

Yeah, he is the Commander, more pics and details of him and his aide earlier in thread...


Why do you taunt me Lord, why?! :cries:


:angel:


the little water jerry can next to him is a nice touch as well (if that is what it is?).

Yep, it is.


Screw Uni, go on the dole, and work this project 'till you bleed!!


Its tempting :p. I have a short interlude between batches of assignments due atm, so I will be hoping to get a few more dudes done this week (Sgt + Commlink = first completed troop squad!). Its actually my lovely g/f who is taking up more of my modelling time at the moment, though.

old guard
08-09-2007, 09:05
Leave her alone then! Its bad for you anyway (says the man with 4 kids) Great to see you back. This is probably the slowest development of an army (i'm a fine one to talk) but it certainly is worth while. Keep it up chap!!

Tyra_Nid
08-09-2007, 09:07
Yep, it has been very slow. And I need to have it done by end of this coming Jan! Here I was at the start of the year thinking "Great, one year is plenty of time to finish the army!". But then life got in the way.

No idea how I will finish in time... Will be an army deathmarch I think. And so many other projects I want to work on as well :(

old guard
08-09-2007, 09:11
I hear that! what time is it there? I know I've been woken too early (see what I mean about kids) but you must be heading to the land of nod soon surely? I never expected a reply that quick!

Ross
08-09-2007, 11:31
Well you know where we are when it comes to picture time Nid ;)

(At the time of your last post Old Guard it was about 6.15pm)

Bunnahabhain
08-09-2007, 12:50
Great project. it's always nice to see The Guard done in a more realistic ( for 28mm heroic scale) fashion, especially when it's done well, like these.

There is only one problem. I'll now have 'Bonnie light horseman' stuck in my head for hours. It's a Napoleonic, rather than WW1 song, butit's close enough...

MF3000
08-09-2007, 13:35
Beautiful conversions and beautiful paintjob... great!

sj

Tyra_Nid
10-09-2007, 13:06
I would just like to say:

HOLY CRAP, the OR Caps are bloody annoying!

Spent almost 30 mins trying to get the one for my latest sarge right, gave up in frustration. Glad I only have two to go... I thought the slouch hats were bad, these are shocking.

In any case, here is a bit of a teaser, showing some posing of an Inf squad sarge. Obviously very WIP!

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/sargtease.jpg



EDIT:

nice to see The Guard done in a more realistic ( for 28mm heroic scale) fashion,

Thanks, but GEH!? Realistic? How do you mean? Apart from the real-life theme I dont see much realism...

Ross
10-09-2007, 15:22
"Slice of heaven"

Sweet job on the sabre, nice change from the usual catachan sword (ooops, guilty) and chain sword (crap I'm guilty again) :)

Inquisitor D'selinas
10-09-2007, 15:31
Awesome stuff there Tyra_Nid, fantastic sword on that last guy
Bravo that man!

Remoah
10-09-2007, 15:38
I really like the conversions and the theme. I've always loved the Aussie hats. I made a couple of guys for my vet squad with copied heads off the old RT rough riders. Here's a pic of one before I started painting him.

@ Colonel Jacka. I'm part American but very happy to be all Canadian:D I married a Russian so that makes things even more interesting. What I like about the Canadian, Aussie and other commonwealth tactics is that we don't have the men to waste so we don't go for the head on steamroller aproach. Even our officers understand trying to fight smart and stay alive.

YEY!! Someone with the same Lascarbine idea as me!!!

Tyra_Nid
13-09-2007, 08:33
Sword Comments: Uh, thanks... but that bit was just the 'core' for me to wrap a sheath around! Its too blocky for a sword :)

But without further ado... Here he is! I quite like this model :)

Couple of shots:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/squad_sarg.jpg

And another shot with him in it:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/sarg.jpg

MF3000
13-09-2007, 09:05
:O!!!!!

Impressive beyond words.

sj

Ross
13-09-2007, 09:40
Well it's a nice shape ;)

Not many more to go :eyebrows:

jasevx
13-09-2007, 09:53
hes come out great col, how do you get that aussie look on his face?

;)

Tyra_Nid
13-09-2007, 15:34
Well it's a nice shape ;)

Not many more to go :eyebrows:

Lets see: About 1/2 of the 2nd squad to go, plus comms for 1st. 6 more Roughriders (im working on a prototype 'lance' standin atm! should look ok!), 6 artillery crew, artillery tbc. And then maybe a vickers squad and mortar for command :s

Crazy Ivan
13-09-2007, 16:06
This army has a lovely theme, and so well executed! Keep it up sir, it'll be a pleasure to see more!

Tehkonrad
26-09-2007, 06:31
whats that thing he's standing with?
a knight a titan-lite?

Tyra_Nid
26-09-2007, 15:20
Yeah, its a Knight. Here is another WIPy:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/knight_wip3.jpg

Will be changing the head for something smaller and more humanoid....

jasevx
26-09-2007, 15:22
coming on great guns tyra_Nid!

migsula
26-09-2007, 18:42
Neat start on the Knight!!!

It will be very cool to see it take shape and detail and then paint...

Tyra_Nid
27-09-2007, 13:34
Alright guys, came up with a prototype hunting lance replacement!

Here we go, supercharged bayonet:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/lascharge.jpg

Uses a couple of Lasgun cells, bolted on to the rifle and hooked up to an extra-large bayonet. On contact with enemy, the lascells discharge and do some nastiness.

Reasonable? Do we like?

jasevx
27-09-2007, 13:36
If this for you RR? If so yes I do like, more modern than the jousting lance!

Lt_Crusty
02-10-2007, 16:11
Awesome! I love the work you've done!

I've been collecting IG since the 2nd ed cadians were released and replaced their helmets for slouchies. Since then my army has grown to just shy of 5000pts with various regt models. I originally wanted to just have cadians that i could modify, but everyone was giving me other models so i came up with a great idea....

My force would be based on the 27th Commonwealth Brigade formed during the Korean war! (with some additions to represent most of the original Commonwealth member countries)

That way i could incorporate all sorts of IG models with minor conversion work or differing paint schemes to represent the different factions. All painting schemes are either based on modern camo patterns (4 colour Auscam... Aargh!) or a scheme that portrayed a national identity (i hope).

In short, i use the following troops with the majority being Aussies:

Cadians with slouch hats- Australians
Standard Cadians- Canadians
Mordians- British
Mordians- South Africans
Catachans- New Zealanders (Maoris)
Tallarn- Indians (sub-continent, not native Americans)

I have also attempted to make some LH Rough Riders but after seeing your exquisite examples here they may not be showing their faces for long :(

To tie in with my army theme, my friends have been organising and painting their armies to represent Australian wartime opponents (eg: East Timorese Militia Orks, Dark Eldar Japanese and Tau Turks).

I've even managed to make two 4' x 8' detailed gaming tables detailing ANZAC cove and a section of the Kokoda track (Brigade Hill for those who want to know - lots of bloody trees!!!) for our group's annual ANZAC day tournaments!

It'd be great if we could catch up but unfortunately i live in SA. :(

migsula
02-10-2007, 17:35
We like! the bayonet idea fits your army nicely and is nicely executed. Thmbs up!

Now get back to working on that knight! :)

MF3000
02-10-2007, 19:14
@ Lt_Crusty - very neat stuff

btw, it's Maori, not Maoris (there's no 'S' for plural)

sj

devolutionary
02-10-2007, 19:27
eg: East Timorese Militia Orks, Dark Eldar Japanese

Oh burn! Burn burn burn!

Great to see some Commonwealth/South Pacific themed forces though, makes a nice shift from the regularity of European and American forces.

Tyra_Nid
03-10-2007, 00:31
I've been collecting IG since the 2nd ed cadians were released and replaced their helmets for slouchies.

Nice work! What proportion of your 5k is 'slouch'd'? I wouldnt mind seeing some of your other stuff... Put it online in a photobucket account or something so that we can have a look!



It'd be great if we could catch up but unfortunately i live in SA. :(

You could always make the trek to Arcanacon in Jan... a few other SA guys do it.


We like! the bayonet idea fits your army nicely and is nicely executed. Thmbs up!

Thanks!


Now get back to working on that knight! :)

Arg, conflicting signals... Im managing to work on both at the same time, but i really SHOULD be focussing on ALH and ignoring Knight, since I have a schedule to work towards.

Tyra_Nid
03-10-2007, 01:18
Ok, Ive done a new head for the Knight. Better size for the body (around the same dimensions as a sentinel cockpit), or have I gone the opposite direction? It will end up being slightly larger after I add plasticard coating and detailing...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/knight_wip4.jpg

Pekel
03-10-2007, 01:35
The midsection looks far too long, resulting in the legs being too short, making the whole thing appear top-heavy. Remove at least half of that segment above the waist to make it appear balanced.

The whole army is so good that it would be a shame for something like that to draw attention.

(Really like the hunting lance replacement, too!)

Tyra_Nid
03-10-2007, 02:01
The whole army is so good that it would be a shame for something like that to draw attention.

Thanks, I thought I mentioned this earlier, but (and this goes for everyone):

The Knight is NOT part of the Lighthorse army!

Its just in here so that people know what I am wasting potential ALH-time on, and instead of setting up another thread for it :p

Still learning
03-10-2007, 02:19
wow, that looks really tall, how high is it (in cm)

Tyra_Nid
03-10-2007, 05:38
Its about 20cm :)

Lt_Crusty
03-10-2007, 06:51
@MF3000 - Thanks for the correction.:o I should know better re our Kiwi mates! :D

@Tyra_Nid - I have so far slouch'd about 1 1/2 platoons (45 infantry) but also have 5 rough riders and another 30 infantry that i want to slouch. My original Aussies are old metal Cadians and i just haven't gotten around to starting to convert my plastic ones (sounds stupid even as i type this since they're plastic and easier to do!)

The cityfight photo shows my old commander from 4 years ago. I have since updated him using the latest Kasrkin Sgt. The other pic is from a battle against my Tau army on the Kokoda table.

So that i don't take over your thread Tyra_Nid, how do i create my own thread and how do i set up a photobucket page? Anyone help?

Lt_Crusty
03-10-2007, 07:00
Duh!!! I just discovered the 'New Thread' button at the bottom of the SF Project Logs page!

Still need to know about photobucket tho.

Tyra_Nid
03-10-2007, 07:00
You just need to go to photobucket.com and click 'join now'.

Easy!

Lt_Crusty
03-10-2007, 07:28
Cheers for that!

Tyra_Nid
05-10-2007, 00:59
Here is the first 'hunting lance' rider... the pose I was going for didnt really work, I think with the rest Ill go for a bit more of a conventional 'lances down on the charge' look.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/ALHlance_wip1.jpg


Also, Im in need of some components... A couple of Catachan commlink backpacks (I thought I had a kazillion of these, but cant find any), and some of the small Catachan pouches (the ones with grenades attached, but I dont need the grens). My mould for the pouches is dying from overuse and a couple of dog teeth marks.

If someone wanted to send me some of these I would be happy to pay for postage if required, and contributers will probably get a character named after them. To join the hallowed ranks of Sgt 'Jacka' Jackson and Sgt Townsend. PM me if you are able to help out!

Pekel
05-10-2007, 04:18
Its just in here so that people know what I am wasting potential ALH-time on, and instead of setting up another thread for it :p
I apologize if I missed that earlier in the topic, but I hope you didn't completely disregard the opinion I stated simply because of that.

Tyra_Nid
08-10-2007, 06:11
I hope you didn't completely disregard the opinion I stated simply because of that.

No, not at all. I didnt disregard the opinion, in fact it is welcomed! However, I quite like the proportions as they are :)


Here is some more head-age... I think it looks a lot more in proportion to the body than the old one did.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/knight_wip5.jpg

This also has the twin-heavy bolters, which look a lot more like assault cannons, but seem more appropriate to a giant walking robot of death. Do the underslung twinstubbers look ok? Only blutacked on atm.

Also, is it just me or does the head hold a striking resemblance to Bubs from Homestar Runner?

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/knight_bubs.jpg

Triggerdog
08-10-2007, 06:14
I love the hats! really add a "G'day mate! lets throw another shrimp on the barbie!" to the army.

captaincortez
08-10-2007, 06:33
Quit horsing around!

Seriously though, I really like the sculpting on those hats-as well as the drab tones on the uniforms.

migsula
08-10-2007, 08:43
Be careful not to make the head look too Orkish!

Tehkonrad
08-10-2007, 09:32
maybe it should be part of the army?
still as an australian myself thats ******* awesome

just saw gallipoli made me think of this log

El Presedente
08-10-2007, 10:36
looks like that titan can fix everything what needs fixing. Like cars... TVs... marriages.

It can dance, too.

Lt_Crusty
09-10-2007, 10:15
... A couple of Catachan commlink backpacks (I thought I had a kazillion of these, but cant find any), and some of the small Catachan pouches (the ones with grenades attached, but I dont need the grens). My mould for the pouches is dying from overuse and a couple of dog teeth marks.

I'll check my big bitz box to see what i've got if you still need 'em

ghost21
14-10-2007, 16:58
i have to say this is realy cool i love it

nice idear great pictures

Oxford
16-10-2007, 06:33
Hi Tyra_Nid,
I just read the whole thread and I thought I'd add my praise to all the rest (haven't been on much the last year...stupid life). The army is looking great. Sadly my own aussie IG army is collecting dust in all its headless glory. :p

Tehkonrad
17-10-2007, 09:46
titans can fix everything leaky pipes, a screwy computer, a bad headache
HOWEVER
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just one quick pull and the Titan is there
available in knight,warhound and warlord flavours
available at all leading forgeworlds

warning: Titan in a can! comes in an Inconvenient 70m tall can, aim away from face, not suitable for persons under 3 years old

Tyra_Nid
23-11-2007, 06:01
Ok, update time!

New Roughriders (all WIP):

Final guy for the 'shooty' squad, a second melta.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/melta2.jpg


Two lancers.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/lance_hold.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/lance_charge.jpg

Tyra_Nid
23-11-2007, 06:03
Here is a handful of infantry, not sure which of these I have posted before, but anyway, enjoy!
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/moreinf.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/inf_plasmelt.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/inf_plascoms.jpg


And my new desk and chair (certainly beats working on the floor...)
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Misc/newdesk.jpg


Got a busy weekend, so next update will probably be Wed.

AbyssRaven
23-11-2007, 14:59
I love these models. They look truly amazing :)

I would love to see them on a table one day.
Keep them comming!
The lances look great btw, nice idea, though if you do play just point it out to opponent before hand just incase they dont realise

grhino
23-11-2007, 15:10
Damn, this is a great project combining great conversion, really cool poses, excellent modelling in general with amazing quality painting...

Good luck on further work, keep it up and keep us posted.

Could we get a full army pic somewhere soon?

Parak
23-11-2007, 15:23
That is one pretty army. I am in awe at this man. some of the nicest roughriders I have seen. This stuff is really inspiring, makes me wanna dig out my rough riders right now! The lasguns are really effective, the theme is spot on!

Captain Brown
23-11-2007, 17:58
Tyra_Nid,

Worth the wait for the update. Nice conversions there.

Captain Brown

cthorpe
24-11-2007, 23:22
Hi Tyra nid..

Great to see that this project has not died but continues to develop.. I love the 'Rough riders'..

Continue the great work..

Best wishes,

Carl

TheNZer
25-11-2007, 00:02
I'm loving these RR keep up the good work!

Tyra_Nid
25-11-2007, 23:56
Thanks a lot for the comments guys!


Could we get a full army pic somewhere soon?

Working on it... Maybe this week some time.


The lances look great btw, nice idea, though if you do play just point it out to opponent before hand just incase they dont realise

Im planning to have a summary sheet of what everything counts as, because it isnt always immediately obvious. Although noone has had any problems so far in the games Ive played!





Great to see that this project has not died but continues to develop..

Definately not dead, has just been sloooow. Damn lifes distractions!

Puddy
26-11-2007, 00:10
Good evening sir!

I am representing a 40k Community Project that's currently creating an unofficiall addon for the game. Included in this expansion, is a "Rough Rider"-doctrine for mounted regiments.

Since we like to have pictures of units included, I was wondering if you could be able to supply us with images of your cavalry.

If interested, please PM me or e-mail me at redfigure[at]gmail[dot]com.

Sek
01-12-2007, 08:39
Hi there

Just want to say that everything about this army is awesome - rifles; vickers; RR and the lancers being of the most awesomeness of variety.

Just one question; besides from being an Aussie, why did you chose to make this army? Just interested.

Keep at it and don't give in to the temptation of the warp and giving up, for that would surely be a big lose to the Imperium.

Sek
-Rock Out-

james4191
01-12-2007, 10:21
Wow, i love what youve done with the ruogh riders. They were my least favourite part of the IG, but now I wanna get some nd put funky hats on em! Seriously though, i'm impressed, youve got some great looking minis.

Corrupt
01-12-2007, 11:37
Beautiful beautiful stuff!
Keep it up, some of the best IG I've ever seen!

MF3000
01-12-2007, 20:17
Briiiiiilliant maaaaaaate

Love the melta gunner!

sj

Inquisitor Konig
01-12-2007, 21:29
do any of your guys ever have their hats pinned up on the other side?

Tyra_Nid
03-12-2007, 09:18
Thanks for comments!


Just one question; besides from being an Aussie, why did you chose to make this army? Just interested.


Um, I did the original Horseman just as a random project, then later on I decided it would be cool to have an entire themed force around them.


do any of your guys ever have their hats pinned up on the other side?

Christ no, its called a 'uniform' for a reason! :p
Seriously, hat pinned on the left side is the only way they are allowed to do it in the ADF.

Tyra_Nid
05-12-2007, 08:33
Update time! Ive been mainly working on the support elements the last couple of days.

A couple of WIP loaders for the howitzers:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/loaders.jpg

A mortar for the command squad (one of the most fiddly things Ive done for this army!):
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/mortar_wip.jpg

A couple more Heavy Vickers:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/vickers_extra.jpg

By the way, if anyone has a spare set of those 'firing' arms seen in the pic, I could use another pair...


And finally, what everyone has been waiting for, an Army Shot So Far:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/ALH_all.jpg

grhino
05-12-2007, 10:31
Did I mention I love your army... it looks great... can't wait to see the whole thing painted, but this one pic of the army assembled is great as well. Will take a while though, before you have sufficient troops for fielding it, right? Still, keep up your amazing work! Can we see what you howitzers look like?

Corrupt
05-12-2007, 10:46
Very very cool!
Loving the progress

MF3000
05-12-2007, 12:03
GASP!!!

I'm Loving It

sj

kiwichild
05-12-2007, 12:59
Those vickers are sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!:D The rig and carriage for the howitzers though, that is the icing on top of a neat army. The one thing this army is missing is a medic with a donkey....hint.....hint (was his name samson?). Anyways here`s a link:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/4548761.stm

Inquisitor Konig
05-12-2007, 16:18
Christ no, its called a 'uniform' for a reason! :p
Seriously, hat pinned on the left side is the only way they are allowed to do it in the ADF.

So I was watching Jurassic Park last night and the Rapter guy had his hat pinned on the left side too!

nice.

AventineCrusader
05-12-2007, 20:32
So I was watching Jurassic Park last night and the Rapter guy had his hat pinned on the left side too!

nice.

Raptor guy!? You mean Muldoon;)

On that note I think modelling an officer off of Muldoon would be super cool...

Tyra_Nid
06-12-2007, 12:34
Will take a while though, before you have sufficient troops for fielding it, right? Can we see what you howitzers look like?

Not that much to do, actually! The list is very small for a guard army, hence the problems in using it well...

Lets see, what do I need to do?
New Models
-2 more Lancers
-6 more Footmen, to finish Squad #2
-2 Vickers Gunners & 2 Vickers Spotters/Loaders
-4 Howitzer crewmen
-2 Howitzer 'Pulling Horses'
-1 Mortar Spotter
(So really just finishing the Inf and RR squad, and adding support crew)

Finishing Models
-Finishing touches on all the 'bare' Horsemen
-Finish Mortar loader
-Finish Howitzer loaders
-Add detailing to Howitzers
-Finish Vickers Guns

And the Howitzers are in that pic, near the back, next to the hellhound. There are also numerous pics near the start of the thread...


The one thing this army is missing is a medic with a donkey....hint.....hint (was his name samson?).

It was 'Simpson' and his Donkey. An aussie legend! Unfortunately there isnt really a place for him, and nothing in particular I could model well... If you like, you could imagine the Commanders Aide leading the horse is Simpson? :p

kiwichild
06-12-2007, 13:45
If you like, you could imagine the Commanders Aide leading the horse is Simpson? :p
Funny you should say that because that Commanders Aide and horse is what got me to thinking about Simpson and his donkey in the first place. Any plans for an NZ units for this force, New Zealand puts the NZ in ANZAC you know?......:evilgrin: .........argh forget it I`m just ribbing yah mate. Keep up the great work!:D

Tyra_Nid
18-12-2007, 06:12
Very quick update:

New infantry
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/newinf.jpg

New inf sarge
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/footsarge2.jpg

Changed the sword on the lancer sarg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/horsesarg_2sword.jpg

Used to be:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/nco_1.jpg

I think the new sword is much better scaled...

I <3 W
18-12-2007, 07:31
very, very impressive work sir! (and I really like your hat guy)
Keep up the good work!

Triggerdog
18-12-2007, 08:46
I think you need to make a model of a guy putting some shrimp on a grill ("Lets throw another shrimp on da barbie!") either that or do a model of a dude in shorts and a t-shirt beating the snot out of some sort of crocodile.

hallowed_are_the_ori
18-12-2007, 09:44
@ Triggerdog....... right......

Nice models Tyra_nid.

MF3000
18-12-2007, 10:01
Hmmm light hearted humour or something more insidious... dun dun dun

lol

Anyways, those look totally osome!

The new saber looks waayyy better - although the previous one looked great as well.

sj

Romanus
18-12-2007, 11:25
The armies coming along quite nicely mate. I just did the exact same thing to my Chimeras as you have for yours, except I'm putting the FW Autocannon that comes with the super heavy upgrade kit instead of keepin gthe SM ones. Liking the look of the light horse as well. Are you going to base yor HQ of off General Harry Chauvel, or you have other ideas. Very Nice neways, keep up hte good work.

Cheers, Rom

Tyra_Nid
20-12-2007, 06:42
(and I really like your hat guy)


Uh, they all have hats? :confused:


I think you need to make a model of a guy putting some shrimp on a grill ("Lets throw another shrimp on da barbie!") either that or do a model of a dude in shorts and a t-shirt beating the snot out of some sort of crocodile.

Hmm, if I was doing a comedy army rather than a semi-authentic army, then that would be great... along with the suggestion for a massive slouch hat on my sentinel or having a steve irwin doll representing a sentinel...


Are you going to base yor HQ of off General Harry Chauvel, or you have other ideas.

Already done my HQ, pics are earlier in thread. But he does look *kind* of like Chauvel.



So anyway, for Arc (the tourny these guys are going in) we have to do some background for our army. Part of mine will be some 'old style' photos of my models in action... Anyway, since I only have two infantrymen painted, I did a practice one to see if they would come out alright. Here is the result:
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/ALH_polaroid.jpg

MF3000
20-12-2007, 08:22
You are so cool.

I ... I... I... I...

That's a great idea for the background. Put some wear and tear on it as well. Add 'dust' and 'lines'... draw some creases and fold marks. Ooo and 'tape shadows'.

You are so cool.

sj

Wolfblade670
20-12-2007, 13:05
I love the old tyme photo you did! I may have to steal that for my Grenadiers.

"along with the suggestion for a massive slouch hat on my sentinel"

When I read that I could not stop laughing! The image of that in my head...hilarious!
(Now you have to do one.)

I've got it, why not Crocadile Dundee as your heroic senior officer? LOL

Corrupt
20-12-2007, 13:10
V V beautiful stuff there mate

Kron
20-12-2007, 13:24
Amazing work, Tyra_Nid! Themed Guard armies all they way!! :D

I am so adding some light cav to my guard! (Not my drop troops, that would be just too cruel!)

Photo is great too. You can always add realistic ageing by printing some pics off and soaking them in tea/coffee! ;)

MrP
20-12-2007, 14:37
Beautiful work, old man. Simply beautiful!

EmMeTt
21-12-2007, 02:22
Nice work Tyra-nid. I really like the theme for the army, and all the models are great! I added one of those hats to a guardsmen for ANZAC day, but it took me hours to get the hat right! How long do they take you?

In the photo, how did you make it look like they had no bases? I've been trying to do that, but I just can't!

Cracking work, mate. Can't wait to see more.

Col.Gravis
21-12-2007, 10:37
Ah how did I miss that update, the Roughrider Sergeant looks superb, love the pose!

Tyra_Nid
21-12-2007, 10:52
Thanks guys!


it took me hours to get the hat right! How long do they take you?

About 20 mins per hat now, but they took much longer when I was starting. I suppose I have the technique down, although I still have varieties of quality levels. Really should have done something about casting some up, but its a bit late now!


In the photo, how did you make it look like they had no bases?

Photoshop :). Excessive use of Blur, Repair and Cut/Paste tools... If you look carefully you can still see where the bases were.

jasevx
23-12-2007, 19:35
You never fail to amaze me with these, brilliant..

Tyra_Nid
02-01-2008, 06:50
Ok, photo time!

Vickers Squad, pending last gunner being completed when arms arrive:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/vickersteam.jpg


Mortar team from the command squad:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/mortarteam.jpg


I dont really like the second crewman that much, but cant be stuffed wasting time on a new one.

And along those lines, the command squad is now complete (just realised I forgot to include the Commanders Aide in the photo- d'oh!):

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/commsquad.jpg


2/3 of the Howitzer team... Still need another loader, and inspiration for the last secondary guys pose (maybe looking at a map?):

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/howitzerteam.jpg

Tyra_Nid
02-01-2008, 06:51
(Continued from first post, too many images)

Finally, the last two footmen for my mechanized squads:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/newinf2.jpg


Ill save pics of the last two Lancers for tomorrow, when they will be more complete.

Triggerdog
02-01-2008, 06:56
I know I've made alot of silly comments about this being an austrailian themed army but it really is nice. I love that "vickers" squad especially.

Lord_Dante
02-01-2008, 07:03
It was 'Simpson' and his Donkey. An aussie legend! Unfortunately there isnt really a place for him, and nothing in particular I could model well... If you like, you could imagine the Commanders Aide leading the horse is Simpson? :p

Have you seen the model below? Would be a shame to miss it out for sake of looking good. Just make it as a display piece. I'm sure someone as good as you could convert it up really easy.

http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=99061461015&orignav=9

Tyra_Nid
03-01-2008, 07:48
[Talking about hat construction times]
About 20 mins per hat now, but they took much longer when I was starting. I suppose I have the technique down, although I still have varieties of quality levels.

Got to revise that statement, I did four hats in 26 minutes the other night! :)


Aaaaand, todays promised update.

First up, the final loader for the Howitzer team:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/loader.jpg


Next, the final 'extra' guy for the Howitzer team:
This guy is fiddling with a dataslate that I will paint a screen on to, presumably checking coordinates or elevation angles or somesuch.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/dataslate.jpg

(I quite like this one!)


The last two Lancers:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/horse1.jpg