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jullevi
02-12-2006, 23:28
Hello.

After witnessing several great Imperial Guard project logs here in Warseer, i decided to make my own as well. There can't be too many IG blogs after all, right?

Plan: To paint a Vostroyan army, size yet to be determined.
Deadline: none
Army composition: Troops and tanks, i guess.

I'm painting this army to try get myself interested in (playing) 40k once again. I have had an Ulthwe eldar army for years gathering dust. I have also made some terrain, but have played only two games during 4th edition.

Enough talk for now, here's some pics:

http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/piccies/1.jpg

http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/piccies/10.jpg

http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/piccies/2.jpg

http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/piccies/6.jpg

jullevi
02-12-2006, 23:29
http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/piccies/8.jpg

http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/piccies/9.jpg

Please do not quote the pics if you reply.

Great_Destroyer
02-12-2006, 23:41
They look great, can't wait to see more, and the pics arn't bad either.

Light of the Emperor
03-12-2006, 00:08
Nice! Good color scheme. The grey and the gold metal go very well together. The lenses are awesome as well!

I look forward to more.
Best of luck.

jullevi
03-12-2006, 00:24
And more shall you get:

http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/piccies/sergeant.jpg

http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/piccies/plasma.jpg

http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/piccies/vox.jpg

Tomorrow: heavy weapon teams

EDIT: I removed couple of pics from the thread. All current pics can be found here (http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/vostroyan.html)

The Iron Duke
03-12-2006, 00:37
These are very nice - an unconventional but effect colour-scheme. I really like the work on the lenses. My one suggestion is to paint some sort of writing onto the seals, but on the whole, excellent work.

jullevi
03-12-2006, 22:11
As i didn't get a decent pic of the heavy bolter team, i post only the lascannon team for now:

http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/lasc1.jpg

Snakebite
03-12-2006, 22:57
As one Vostroyan Commander to another, very nice!

One comment I have though, and it's just a personal thing. The highlights on the models look a little thick to me. Emperor knows I'm not the best at highlighting myself but I just thought I'd mention it.

And the bases rock! I try every time I start a new army to get bases looking like that.

Light of the Emperor
03-12-2006, 23:23
I like the weathering on the ruins. Is that the salt/sand trick where you ink and sprinkle some sand over to soak it up and then scrape it off?

As for the highlights...it depends on what's trying to be achieved. Thin highlights look better up close, but you can't tell they are there from a table top view. "overdone" highlights help define models a lot better when they are futher away...like on a table...where they should be!
I bet if you took a picture of the models further away, they'd look awesome!

jullevi
04-12-2006, 00:45
The strong highlights were something i tried after painting the first squad - i noticed that the models were very nice up close, but lacked the contrast that is needed to make them look nice from distance. Some models seen above (vox, plasma & lascannon) are from the second squad which doesn't have as striking highlights. I'm trying different methods of adding contrast with the next squad.

I'm trying to compensate the lack of contrast or wow-factor by trying to make nice bases - more on that later.


I like the weathering on the ruins. Is that the salt/sand trick where you ink and sprinkle some sand over to soak it up and then scrape it off?

For the metallics, yes. All metallics in this army are painted using the technique in question. Instead of scraping i wash the salt away with running water, though.

Snakebite
04-12-2006, 08:31
I'm trying to compensate the lack of contrast or wow-factor by trying to make nice bases

Mission accomplished!

devolutionary
04-12-2006, 09:03
The heavy, almost cell-shaded highlights look great. I should really follow that thought with my Vossies, god knows I'm dreading painting that many little metal men, I'm a Marine player dammit! :D Love the colouration, it's got a more practical feel (how many armies in real life contrast their gear to the point that we do?). The metals are wonderfully done too. Real nice looking army you've got there, mate :)

jullevi
04-12-2006, 17:15
More updates:

Heavy bolter team:

http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/hbolt.jpg

WIP Sentinel:

http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/sentinelwip.jpg

Casualty marker:

http://www.uta.fi/~hp73209/vasara/vostroyan/casualty1.jpg

That's it for now. The next step for me is to stop cheating and start painting :D The stuff you have seen by now have all been painted before i started the blog. Minor updates may follow, but you'll have to wait for at least few days for anything new to appear. Sorry.

scrubout
04-12-2006, 18:08
I figured as much, I knew I had seen that heavy bolter team before. Always a pleasure looking at more vostroyans though!

The casualty is wonderfully gruesome, kudos.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Voronwe[MQ]
04-12-2006, 20:32
Excellent bases for well-painted models! I'll be watching this progress.

Is not that vox-officer in Cities of Death?

BlazeXI
04-12-2006, 22:58
Really good stuff. I am only concerned with the grey hai moustache. it could do with more visible highlights.

Crazy Ivan
06-12-2006, 14:26
Looking forward to more updates! Very nice colour scheme, nice to see them different than the conventional red. I think Vostroyans have a very "Imperial" feel over them. (Think Napoleon's Garde Impériale.) These guys are kind of reminiscent of those 19th century types with the fur hats, grizzled looks, big moustaches and elaborate uniforms. The greyish blue is very suitable.

Voronwe[MQ]
06-12-2006, 14:31
Plenty of fine strokes of Skull White will help.

Forces Unknown
01-02-2007, 14:58
These are just excellent, makes me want to struggle on with my fledging Vostroyan army.

Are most of these bits you use for basing Cities of Death extras?

scrubout
01-02-2007, 15:07
Forces...tsk tsk...threadomancy most foul!

Now that it's back...can we see more? :D

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

CMDante
01-02-2007, 15:14
Very nice, clean crisp paint jobs, can't help but feel that the grey coats blend a bit too much with the rubble of the bases though.

Voronwe[MQ]
01-02-2007, 17:18
If the bases was a bit darker, maybe, but don't forget it's supposed to be camoflage.

Voronwe

dave is the best
01-02-2007, 20:46
Those are really good