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    Re: Duty and Honor! An IG Project Log

    I'm a big fan of the vostroyans, and what you did with the heavy weapons suits them really well. I imagine it saves plenty of cash. What ideas do you have painting wise? And basing, will they be fighting in ruins or some other terrain?
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    Re: Duty and Honor! An IG Project Log

    Real quick, here's the paint scheme:




    I have a loose style. Of course, when looking from afar as normal, the model looks a lot better. He still needs a dullcoat. Comments?

    I'll be back soon to answer all the other questions.
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    Re: Duty and Honor! An IG Project Log

    Sweet. Very well painted... good scheme too!

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    Thanks to all for the comments and suggestions.

    I really like this paint scheme. It might sound cliche, but the pictures really don't do the model justice. Once the shine is gone, alot of the layering, ink washes and highlights will be visible. But, it gives an idea of what the army will look like.
    I LOVE the red vostroyans, but I already have a "red" army. I was going through the GW paint range and had quite a few ideas...but the catachan green/ camo green mix works really well. A whole army should look fantastic.

    As for basing, I'm leaning towards the standard basing style that GW uses for their armies: brown base with the patches of static grass. But then there's a side of me that really wants to do snow bases. Only problem is that snow boards are very uncommon. Perhaps a mix of snow and grass flock as Anvils Hammer suggested. Although I have a nice cityfight board now, I definately would like to avoid the cityfight basing that everyone seems to be doing.

    The conversions are simple, yet effective. There are some good Vostroyan articles by Dave Taylor and Bryan Cook. The heavy weapon platforms turn out to be about the same cost as if buying ones straight out of the box. Yes the weapons are cheap, but 5 bucks for the zzap gun chassis and 8 dollars for the two vostroyans. The key is that it is different and looks good.
    Hopefully everything combined will give this army the 2nd edition look that I want.

    Ghostmaker12: genius! I completely forgot about those two models. They will be perfect. I chose Gaunt because its an awesome model and it won't be hard to make him a vostroyan commissar.
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    Re: Duty and Honor! An IG Project Log

    the scheme does indeed look awesome! if i may say so, without being too forward, you probably need some new boltgun metal or it needs watering down, in the pic it looks a little blistered.]
    are you going to paint grain lines on the gun?
    the green is extremley well highlighted, good job
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    Well the boltgun is watered down believe it or not...but I see your point. Maybe its because of the black ink wash?
    I'm not too fond about the black pants and rolled up sleeves. Is there any other color that would go well with the green?
    Finally, does anyone know what paints are used on the standard brown/static grass GW bases?
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    the black roll ups are good but maybe a 50:50 shadow grey and odex grey mix would look better to highlight.
    also, it may be the picture giving me the idea about blotchyness, the reverse pic doesn't have it nearly as much so forget about it
    you don't want to overload the fig with millions of different colours (call up the hyperbole police )
    the standard bases are done like this
    glue sand and gravel on (gravel optional) allow to dry
    brown ink all over (don't touch it until at least 4 hrs later, otherwise sand will lift off)
    drybrush bestial brown then bubonic brown, then bleached bone
    mix a touch of green (any) with PVA and dab in area you want grass, dip base into grass allow to dry, tap off excess then blow off final excess.
    voila - or to people who don't speaky chinese there y'are!
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    Re: Duty and Honor! An IG Project Log

    Nice to see some other stuff from you LotE This army will fit perfect in your awesome cityfight board!
    I like the style of the heavy weapon teams, it looks old but also modern..
    nice job, can't wait to see it finished..
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    Well here's the other test model. I wanted to get used to painting the scheme and iron out any kinks before I go into mass production. Usually I paint with a very "realistic" approach...so no unrealistic highlights or huge layering of colors. When I look at my models up close, they look nice and real. But from far away on the table, they look average.
    So I'm doing the opposite. The close ups aren't as good when compared to shots further away. I can't wait for a squad to be done to see them all together.
    Hopefully by this weekend I'll have the first squad up. I have a bunch of other stuff to worry about including college and a Firebase! batrep using my cityfight table...but I'll do my best. I'm a speed painter at heart .

    I would love some more input on the "rolled up" fabric by the gloves. Should it be black, a darker green, maybe red (a reversable camo smock for the normal vostroyans)? Also, what colors should the boots be in relation to the brass armor on them or maybe silver armor. GW just painted it brown in their pictures...or so it looks.

    Finally, I'm looking for 4 Empire banners, 4 plastic autocannons and 1 plastic lascannon (from the cadian HW spure). If any of you guys have spares and are in the US, please PM me and maybe we can work a trade. Thanks.
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    Re: Duty and Honor! An IG Project Log

    They look cool,

    For the rollups, I think dark green is a really good idea.

    My only comment would be, becuase there is a lot of metallic area on these models, more time spent hightlight and shading your metallics would be well spent, just to accentuate the different segemtns of metal.
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    hey i think i have 4 plastic auto cannons and a lascannon lying around you want?
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    @The Hoff: I'll give that dark green a try. As for the metals, they are shaded, but the gloss doesn't help. As soon as I dullcoat the test models, I'll see what needs to be done. The standard vostroyan color scheme calls for a highlight of burnished gold over brazen brass, but that didn't come out right. Instead, I did brazen brass, ink wash, brazen brash and mithril silver. Blacklining should do the trick to seperate the medals, I'll give that a try too.
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    It takes me 3 days to paint 5 guys...boy is that just great.

    Here's some of them:


    The spotter needs a bit more work on his cloak to dim the highlights and bring out the back. Once I get my hands on some static grass, that will probably go on too.

    This is the squad sgt.


    I'm not too fond of them close up, but they look great from a distance IMO.
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    the wheels look really good with the vostroyans, almost made to measure huh?! loving the sergeants hat too

    good job, now paint more!

    also, is that a mortar team using HB?
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    The empire wheels look great. Problem is, you can't buy spares so they are the only ones I've got.
    The gunner is from the lascannon team and the spotter is a mortar guy. I'm mixing them all around.
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    Re: Duty and Honor! An IG Project Log

    That looks great but the gold looks like it needs hiliting
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    Re: Duty and Honor! An IG Project Log

    Good job !

    Mmhh catachan green (Like my guards)
    Highlightnings are in camo green ?
    I'm not a fan of the Vostroyans but this schem color is great and that change of the basic red schem.
    Heavy Weapons conversions are awesome.
    Continue like this.



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    By the way the medalion on the commander looks like the 'Y' from yahoo.com
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    don't highlight the gold too much (armour i mean) or it'll look like a bling bling guardsman, and not the vostroyan ethos that all love !
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    Re: Duty and Honor! An IG Project Log

    Yea lookin good!

    When you gonna start using those parts i sent you i must see what you turn my bitz into.
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