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Aalok
19-01-2007, 20:59
That's awful nice of you escobar.

Cheers!

Light of the Emperor
19-01-2007, 21:22
Wow, that looks awesome! The phrase is perfect as is the font! The scroll, as you said, will get some 40K put into it. The "V" has a good style to it. Based on the V's you showed, can we go with the one on the top right? All it needs is for the bomb to be a little more circular and the fuse a teeny bit bigger. Other than that, I think you nailed it...on the first try nonetheless.
Thanks a lot!

Light of the Emperor
19-01-2007, 21:51
And now some background for army. I also posted this in the Vostroyan Thread over in the main painting forum. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out. There are some neat paint jobs and conversions.
On with the show:

My army is the 11th Vostroyan Imperial Artillery Regiment. They are also known as the Emperor's Choir because of the large amounts of artillery they field. The sound of hundreds of mortars, heavy mortars, grenade launchers, thudd guns and heavy artillery going off is enough to weaken the resolve of even the most hardened enemy. When fighting the 11th, it is truely death from above!
There are many men needed to support the artillery weapons and they will defend their emplacements to the last man. They have a strong faith in their commanding officers and will follow them without question. The army lacks large amounts of vox casters because each officer is trained to react to various situations with the larger battle plan in mind. The 11th scorns retreat and instead array themselves in ranks and fire away at the enemy with steady volleys until overwhelmed.
While horses are uncommon on Vostroya, the 11th fields 200 of them in various battlefield roles. The horses themselves were a gift to the regiment by a thankful govenor whose world was cleansed of an Ork invasion by the 11th. It is said the 200 stallions are some of the finest purebreds to have ever come from Terra. During wartime, a full half of the horses are formed into rough rider squadrons while the others are used to bring smaller artillery pieces to the fore. It is also not unknown for officers and sgts to lead squads into battle while riding the mighty steeds.
There is no noble hierarchy within the regiment. Every guardsman knows his or her role and rise to rank based on skills rather than blood. The goal of every guardsman within the 11th is to command an artillery squad or artillery platoon at least once. This experience is vital should the command structure fall apart in the heat of battle.
Vostroya is a factory world and is home to some of the finest artificers in the Imperium. The weapons of the 11th are masterpieces of both war and art and the soldiers carry them with nigh religious reverance. Besides the artillery pieces, the favored weapons amongst the troops are grenade launchers, heavy bolters and missile launchers which are perfect at fighting hoard armies.
The 11th is always prepared for war or the parade ground. Their uniforms are always pressed and clean and their buttons and armor are polished to a mirror shine. They scorn camo and proudly bear their heraldy. Officer's refuse to hide their dress and insignia even when the enemy is known to use snipers. The regiment also contains multiple banners, each representing something the Vostroyans hold dear. The main banner is that of Vostroya which depicts the immortal Emperor slaying a foul daemon with a burning sword. The regiment's own banner shows a stylized "V" with a bomb and fuse representing its specialization in artillery. There are also banners for the rough riders, veteran firstborn units, the Imperial Aquilla, armored columns and more.
While the 11th is mostly an infantry regiment, there have been occasions where they bring heavily armed and armored tanks to the field. They are equipped solely with "Monitor" pattern Leman Russ battle tanks which have a rounded turret housing an archaic battle cannon and ball turret heavy bolter side sponsons.
Veteran units, besides the artillery and horses, are the pride of the regiment. Besides utilizing the best and most experienced firstborn Vostroya can offer, the veteran units are the regiment's musicians. Each soldier does not just carry a gun, but also an instrument, ranging from snare drums and horns, to an archaic form of bagpipes. At the Battle of Kasr Tannenberg, a detachment of the 11th was caught in a tyranid ambush. While the infantry squads fought the attackers with rifle butts and bayonets, the veterans began playing Vostroyan hymns and marches rather than bringing their weapons to bear. The music steeled the soldier's souls more so than any weapon in hand could. While the detachment took heavy losses, the tyranids were repulsed and when the final battle for Tannenberg took place, the veteran musicians where in the thickest of the fighting.
No one retires from the regiment. They either die in battle alongside their comrades and the Emperor's foes or they take on more administrative roles when they are no longer capable of fighting.

orangesm
19-01-2007, 23:02
Interesting seems very modern and flexible, to the standard commissar this almost smells of heresy.

highmarshaldave
19-01-2007, 23:17
"We fight for the Emperor in whatever manner we may, sir."

Some nice fluff there, LotE. It'll be interesting to see the force develop further.

Dave out.

cpl_hicks
19-01-2007, 23:38
well ive played around a bit more with the image, the edges of each element need tidying but that will have to wait for saturday/sunday

Second version (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v315/cpl_hicks/nospurga.jpg)

FearFrost
20-01-2007, 02:38
Nice fluff man. Its inspiring me to get together all of my craftworld ideas and put em in my thread!

Frosty

scrubout
20-01-2007, 05:35
Love the fluff LotE. Gonna have to add it to my project log too, it's part of the project after all!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

escobar
20-01-2007, 14:59
more on the badge/banner


colour banner is still unfinished - need to sort out the scroll and will see about adding in some other bits and bobs...

hope you like :)

can send better quality print versions if you want

glenning
20-01-2007, 15:06
Great fluff!

Light of the Emperor
20-01-2007, 15:49
@Escobar: I thank you very much sir! The ones on the second page with the eagle wings are top notch. I will definately make a banner with that design.
The 4th page you made has a lot of neat ideas. They'll probably be incorporated on some artillery pieces and tanks as well.
Maybe I can get some brass etchings made...

Glad you all liked the background. It helps explain many of the units I selected for this army.

Voronwe[MQ]
20-01-2007, 16:15
Great background, and very nice of escobar to make the symbols - which looks great, too! I've been away for a while, so I haven't got the chance to watch the progress of this project, though I must say it's a pretty good work of yours on the banner bearer. Perthaps black pants might work better? As for the rim, I've no idea. Perhaps white instead of a red stylized 'V' and 'box' in the corner and red rim?

Keep it up! :)

Voronwe

orangesm
20-01-2007, 16:17
Very impressive work there Escobar - be careful we (the audience) might start asking you to get creative with our own regimental symbols.

Voronwe[MQ]
20-01-2007, 16:21
Is there anything wrong in that? :angel:

Voronwe

ZAChos
20-01-2007, 18:09
Just a quick note on the fluff: Give the regiment more horses, maybe 200 stallions and 400 mares. The mares can do the shifting work and the stallions used in combat. This also allows the regiment to replenish their horsey losses, and really, in the big scheme of things 200 horses is not a lot at all.

Light of the Emperor
20-01-2007, 23:05
You bring up a good point ZAChos. I think I'll go 200 male and 200 female. While the governor may have been a rich man, I doubt he'd have been THAT rich. 400 terran horses would probably carry a hefty tag in the 41st millenium. Actually, anything coming from Terra would be almost like a relic.

Light of the Emperor
21-01-2007, 04:00
Some more background info!

Comrade General Mikhail Augustus Vladkov was born into a lower class family in the frozen North Tundras of Vostroya. As a child, he worked in one of the many weapons manufactorums, carving the stocks of lasrifles from the finest of woods. Where as other children would frown upon the harsh work routines, Vladkov relished in the fact that he was helping the Firstborn and dreamed of the day when he would join their ranks. As per decree, upon his 18th birthday, he entered the ranks of the 11th Vostroyan Imperial Artillery Regiment.

Vladkov's rise within the ranks was legendary. He gained veteran sergeant status in an unprecedented time: 10 days. Immediately after joining the 11th, he and his regiment shipped out to a barren, windswept planet called Taroth III. The Imperial forces attempting to retake Taroth were caught in a bloody stalemate with Orks of the Blood Axe Klan. An artillery unit such as the 11th was a perfect addition amongst the trenches and miles of barbed wire. They were, however, unexpectedly deployed near the front lines. Whether this was intentional or a grave mistake by a tactical print servitor may never be known, but the following days yielded stories of legends.
It turns out the orks of the Blood Axe Klans were more cunning than Imperial strategists predicted. Kommando units penetrated the Vostroyan lines and attacked the prized heavy artillery pieces. Vladkov's platoon was close by and caught unprepared. Emerging from his trench bunker, he saw Sergeant Breslovich fall with an ork dagger in his back. Nearby, one of the regiment's many artillery banners lay in a pool of bloody mud. Without a second thought, Vladkov picked up the flag and charged the nearest ork, spearing him with banner's shaft. He pulled a laspistol from a fallen guardsman and charged into the darkness.

The following day revealed a phyrric victory perfect enough to serve as an example in the Tactica Imperialis. Vladkov's platoon was decimated. The bodies of officers, sergeants and guardsmen alike covered the grounds next to hundreds of dead kommandos. Ruined artillery peices smoldered in new craters, the victims of crude ork bombs. The Comrade General at the time stumbled upon the nigh lifeless body of Vladkov. He was prone upon a stack of ork corpses with the banner plunged through their bodies and still firmly in his grip. Never once had it touched the ground under his watch.

After a full recovery which included the addition of an "aquilla" pattern bionic leg, Vladkov was promoted to Veteran Sergeant and received the Medallion Crimson for his actions. The respect for him amongst members of the regiment was unparalleled and it was only fitting that he eventually received the rank of Comrade General during the Battle for Kasr Tannenberg.

Vladkov leads the regiment to this day. His tactical skills rival the greatest of warmasters and his knowledge of his artillery succeeds even that of the regiment's mysterious engineseers. He can always be found at the front lines with two banners always by his side: The flag of Vostroya, and the artillery banner he once saved so long ago.

scrubout
21-01-2007, 05:34
Not bad at all...you got me working on some of my own background instead of painting...:rolleyes:

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

schoolcormorant
21-01-2007, 16:49
hey LotE,
i know you were having trouble with you;re vostroyan standard, so i thought this might spur you on
link (http://www.coolminiornot.com/146346)

SC

rrchristensen
21-01-2007, 17:47
update RE: Vostroyan Rough Riders.
I'm working on 16 Vostroyan Rough Riders. 8 will have lances. The other squad will have 6 with pistols and CCWs and 2 with melta guns. They're a mixture of Vostroyans and Attilans with GS hats. Unfortunately, there probably will not be any Chaos Militia-based Rough Riders this time around due to financial restraints. I will revisit the theme at a later time and make some of those guys with an eye to mix-n-matching three units of Rough Riders. I expect I'll also get some Empire Outriders to further diversify the units.

Rebreathers are pretty easy to model - stick a few fuel tanks off some SM flamers on the model's back and add some wires between them and the model's head (SM respirator head) - so I'll make some of those. And that, basically, is how to make Chaos Militia, I guess, so maybe I'll just save myself some money. Sod knows I still have to buy a crapload of Vostroyans. I also have some issues with Forge World's quality control and customer service so.. I guess I have by self-induced argument moved myself into the position that I will not be getting anything from Forge World. :wtf: Hmm. Well, never argue with your own mind, you're bound to lose.

No pictures as of yet due to my camera breaking, but I'm picking up my new piece on Wednesday, so hopefully some WIP shots in short order.

Also, very good work on creating the Vostroyan thread in M-P&T guys. Wish I could contribute anything right now.

Light of the Emperor
21-01-2007, 17:47
Yeah that was an awesome squad. Those are some insane painting standards that I doubt I'll ever reach.
The banner bearer gave me trouble because I tend to be somewhat of a perfectionist. If the paint becomes grainy or brushstrokes are visible...things like that drive me crazy. I'll do my best to fix the problem, but sometimes its alot easier to start over.
I'm satisfied with him now. Eventually I'll go back and paint another banner bearer and swap if he's better. But that's a while yet.
Current list of stuff that needs work are the other two heavy mortars and their crews.

Snakebite
21-01-2007, 17:58
I am so with you on the whole perfectionist thing, Light. I am exactly the same. The problem is with my patience, I never have the opportunity to go back and start again - a big part of the reason I have one basic painted 1000pts army to show for 15 years of gaming!

FearFrost
21-01-2007, 18:57
LOTE: Very nice fluff, again! I love the backstory on the commander...very nicely written, interesting, and fits in the 40k world perfectly.

Im at my girl's house in orlando, but I think I might post some of my fluff ideas in my thread today before I leave...nothing as polished as yours, at least not yet, but I think its coming along nicely.

B

Light of the Emperor
22-01-2007, 04:20
My Vossies are doing quite well...they have models, fluff...but what about a table? Seeing as I haven't done alot of major terrain work in a while...why not make a Vostroyan table?

Now, this won't be anything big. Most of the major work is finished because I'll be using this table as a base:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_2377.jpg

Step 1: Fill in some of the craters.
Step 2: Repaint the board in darker browns (like the GW studio boards).
Step 3: Make a lot of MDF bases with bevelled edges.
Step 4: Make Bretonnian/Rohan-ish houses with thatch roofs and wood beam siding.
Step 5: Get the manufactorum building and make a building add-on
Step 6: Lots of tree and rock formations
Step 7: A lot of finishing details like a statue of the Emperor, fields, etc.

This table will be the opposite of my cityfight board in that every terrain piece will be movable.

The idea is to recreate a part of the Vostroyan plains where forest meets the wide open tundra. While Vostroya may be a factory world, I assume they'd still have old buildings which can still be found on the Russian plains today. The imperium will make its presence felt with a factory complex...not to mention aquillas and statues as well.

I shall persue this project over the next month or two. First objective as always is the continuation of the 11th. But, this terrain building will offer a nice distraction when painting becomes too much.
Barring the manufactorum building, the plan is to not spend more than 50 US dollars. I'll record costs as I go along.

As always, comments, criticisms and/or suggestions are welcome!
For Vostroya, the 11th and the Emperor!

scrubout
22-01-2007, 05:18
Good luck!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

liamrob
22-01-2007, 05:37
I haven't been watching this eek!

I can't wait till you finish this army. Keep up the hard work. Btw i think i won't get vostryans for some reason. (eldar are looking good) I got to many marines to paint still so keep up the hard work!

When are you going to finish the cityfight table??? I haven't checked it so i hope u can finish that if possible while doing ur new vostryan table to. (i'm going to be watching still)

FearFrost
22-01-2007, 06:12
I officially have "gameroom envy". Wow.

Voronwe[MQ]
22-01-2007, 06:46
Vostroyan general.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyangeneral.jpg

Vostroyan metal worker.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyanmetalworker.jpg

Vostroyan cathedral gate sketch.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyangatesketch.jpg

@LotE: Good luck on the table! Having thought about it, I think the problem with the banner bearer is that his standard are your uniform colours. Nothing wrong at all, and the field's green can be kept, but it does look like camouflage. A red trim might work, and perhaps black pants for the bearer. Just a thought. :)

@rrchristensen: Ah, that's good to hear; you've got to show us photoes! As for the rebreathers, I think that even half a Space Marine/Catachan flamer tube could work.

Voronwe

Voronwe[MQ]
23-01-2007, 10:57
Vostroyan tower dawn view.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyantowerview.jpg

Vostroyan field cook. Don't make her angry!
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyanfieldcook.jpg

Vostroyan Kovstilzk pattern gun-grenade launcher. Fastened to the gun instead of bayonet, this type of gun-grenade launcher uses a fasten-able crank to pull back a steel feather. The 'fang' cogs locks the feather in place until a trigger on the left side releases the feather. The two common kinds of grenades used in such extra-weapons are fragmentary (frag) and highly explosive (krak) grenades. The grenades, shaped like small shells, are fastened to a rod, which then is put in a stubby cylinder connected to the feather.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyangun-grenadelauncher.jpg

Vostroyan standard gun-grenade launcher crank. Attachable to any kind of Vostroyan (and various other offworldish extra-weaponry), this simple crank allows a smooth and fast work.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyangun-grenadelaunchercrank.jpg

Voronwe

schoolcormorant
23-01-2007, 13:06
I officially have "gameroom envy". Wow.

yeah, i think i'd have a little matress under the table when i don't want to leave!
i like Voronwe's conscept sketches, i lke the grenade launcher, i thik they had something like it in ww2?

keep up the good work LotE

SC

Voronwe[MQ]
23-01-2007, 14:05
Yes, probably, although the one I saw first was a british one from WWI. Thanks! And may LotE keep up the good work. :)

Voronwe

Light of the Emperor
23-01-2007, 20:34
Gamerooms are a must have! When I lived in Texas, nearly half the basement was devoted to gaming. I ran a gaming group so every Saturday people would come over and play. We had 4 tables, battleship grey carpets, white walls with gothic writing on them, fridge etc...
I've scaled down since. I have the table pictured above with almost the entire 40K library/ WD in the back, 3 display cabinets and of course, Kasr Tannenberg, my 8 ft. cityfight table.

I primed my second mortar and am gathering materials for the first vostroyan houses. I'll have some results probably Friday.

Cheers

Aalok
23-01-2007, 20:41
Man! What I would do for a gaming basement. :)

schoolcormorant
23-01-2007, 21:12
i would permit sexual liberties - as it is i can't give it away never mind get somehting in return :p

SC

Voronwe[MQ]
24-01-2007, 12:19
I'd want a gaming room like that! Must've been funny to play in.

Vostroyan phosphor miner. In some northern and south-south-eastern places on Vostroya beneath the tundra the local geology includes large quantities of phosphor and bioluminiscent bacteria on very deep levels. The phosphor and BioluBact mines is very hard labour conditions, with the fluorescent phosphor damaging eyes after times and pockets of metan and other mining gases can occasionally kill whole work-teams if a spark causes an explosion. The labour overseers does not care much at all for the safety of their underlings, but still a majority of the miners are equipped with safety devices. Firstborn troopers originally working in mines usually have a good experience of tunnelling.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyanphosphorminer.jpg

Voronwe

rrchristensen
24-01-2007, 18:49
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66314

my WIP Rough Riders. :-)

Voronwe[MQ]
25-01-2007, 08:08
Medallium Localis. A brass medal awarded common soldiers for fighting in particularly unforeseeable situations whilst maintaining discipline.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/MedalliumLocalis.jpg

Honorofica Vostroya. A gold and silver planetary (military) medal of honor given on Vostroya and in Vostroyan regiments abroad.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/HonoroficaVostroya.jpg

Voronwe

the varks
25-01-2007, 09:47
love ur vostroyans! you have inspired me to do a mechanized vostroyan army :chrome:

Voronwe[MQ]
25-01-2007, 12:47
Good luck! YOu're not the first one that has been inspired by LotE's army to collect Vostroyans. ;)

Honorofica Equestrium Vostroya. Vostroyan cavalry medal of honor.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/HonoroficaEquestrium.jpg

Alternative Vostroyan artillerist emblem. From the flame of Tar Valon in Wheel of Time; a stylised tear drop with the point upwards on a ball grenade.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyanartilleristemblemvariant.jpg

Voronwe

dave is the best
25-01-2007, 15:03
;1244135']Good luck! YOu're not the first one that has been inspired by LotE's army to collect Vostroyans. ;)

[Voronwe

He has inspired me to colect vostroyans, i am going to buy me first lot on saturday.;)

Dave

Light of the Emperor
25-01-2007, 15:31
Thanks!

@the varks: Good idea going mechanized. Its not only a fun army, but requires far less models to paint.

@Voronwe: I'm liking the medals!

@dave is the best: Glad to see you're getting them! Remember to put pictures in the Vostroyan Thread 'cause we need more!

Work on the heavy mortar progresses...

Voronwe[MQ]
25-01-2007, 17:34
Good! And thanks on the medals. ;)

Voronwe

Light of the Emperor
25-01-2007, 19:02
Mortar is finished...minus base:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3017.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3016.jpg

It turned out ok...I think I drybrushed a little too hard this time. I sure as hell am not stripping it down though! As soon as I can get my hands on a cherub, I'll pin him and the mortar shell to the wheel.


And if anyone has a spare ork wartrak lying around, PM me please!

Pfreck
25-01-2007, 19:07
Nice work LotE! It has much more shade now.. I really like it, when will the crew be finished?

Looking forward to see new updates.. :)

scrubout
25-01-2007, 22:24
As am I (looking forward to more updates!).

Don't you have three of these, or just the one (for now)?

Very cool.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Gonfrask
25-01-2007, 23:12
Light of the Emperor, you canīt do that to us!!!! Finish your army!!! Now!!!!

Light of the Emperor
25-01-2007, 23:30
No worries, the Firstborn are still first on my list. There's just a bunch of neat little side projects that I'm working on. All in due time though.

The mortar pictured above is my second one. I have one more which allows me to field a battery of three. I have 5 vostroyan crewmen finished and am collecting the servitors and cherubs necessary to finish the squads.

On that note I am still looking for:

2nd edition space wolf servitor
DH and WH cherub familars
2 Vostroyan snipers
Ork wartrak

So if anyone has one of the above, PM me and we can work out a sale or trade.

The reason why picture updates are slow is because I'm running out of funds. I am a college student afterall...But no worries, it shall be done!

Astador
25-01-2007, 23:55
LotE; Did the model show up yet?

Light of the Emperor
26-01-2007, 00:20
It did thanks! He's up next so I can fully "complete" 1 Mortar team.
Likewise, did my bitz arrive?

Astador
26-01-2007, 02:15
Good! lol No not yet mate. But I haven't been home so if I missed them they might be there! lol

the varks
26-01-2007, 03:20
ill send u a PM cause i got a spare cherub lying around somewere...:skull:

Voronwe[MQ]
26-01-2007, 06:09
Nice mortar! I really like it!

Order of the Crimson Snow. Vostroyan medal awarded to troopers who have participated in notoriously harsh and bloody winter battles.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/OrderoftheCrimsonSnow.jpg

Order of the Bear. No idea of background for it, at the moment that said. Any suggestions?
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/OrderoftheBear.jpg

Crux Medicae. Excuse the "safety-needle" (directly translated from swedish); I just wanted to do something else, but somehow it turned out like this.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/CruxMedicae.jpg

Vostroyan trench-pick, M33.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/M33Trench-pick.jpg

Voronwe

Voronwe[MQ]
26-01-2007, 11:13
Kroeschiv pattern flamer nozzle. Variant Vostroyan flamer head.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Kroeschivpatternflamernozzle.jpg

Kroeschiv pattern plasma gun.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Kroeschivpatternplasmagun.jpg

Verdlan pattern rapier. Mass-produced Vostroyan close combat weapon.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Verdlanpatternrapier.jpg

Vostroyan trench club. A spiked metal head connected to the handle by a steel feather.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyantrenchclub.jpg

Voronwe

Voronwe[MQ]
26-01-2007, 12:36
Verdlan pattern grenade.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Verdlanpatterngrenade.jpg

Voronwe

the varks
26-01-2007, 22:28
i like those sketches voronwe, especially the plasma gun and grenade

Marco

Light of the Emperor
26-01-2007, 22:35
Time to play "Spot the New Guy!":

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3018.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3020.jpg

I said to hell with the black and layered a grey/black mix over a chaos black basecoat. I also did some highlighting with codex grey and then toned them down with black ink.

The epaulletes are shaded, but I screwed up the lighting a little so it washed it out.

He's a standard looking commissar. The storm bolter ties him to the Vossies, but thats about it.

the varks
26-01-2007, 22:38
oooo nice paint job on yarrick =D

Marco

Pfreck
26-01-2007, 22:39
Time to play "Spot the New Guy!"
Uh..? the tiny dust flake? :D

Nice work LotE! What's next on the skedgual?

Light of the Emperor
26-01-2007, 23:02
Next up is the 1st platoon commissar along with a WH scribe (thanks Astador!) and the last heavy mortar.

Warwolt the skaven
26-01-2007, 23:09
Moooortar :d

irfpio
27-01-2007, 05:40
Light, Your Mortars look really good.... Have you got the guns i send you????

Cheers
Irfpio

Astador
27-01-2007, 07:28
No problem mate! Can't wait to see them painted! Thanks for the Lascannon and Resin piece from the hero kit! I used like all of that one! lol

Voronwe[MQ]
27-01-2007, 08:17
Very nice, although I'd rather prefer the epaullets and other yellow bits to be somewhat more brownish. I'd probably go for Snakebit Brown>Vomit Brown>Kommando Khaki or something. but that's just me. :)

@the varks: Thanks! More to come, though do you have any ideas of what to do next? I've thought about a Vostroyan variant of the lascutter, but I'm not sure.

Voronwe

the varks
27-01-2007, 08:51
i would LOVe to see a vostroyan lascutter, and based on all of ur other sketches im sure they'll b awsome

Marco

Voronwe[MQ]
27-01-2007, 09:00
I hope so - I'm not too good, although now I'll give it a try! - but thanks for the kind words. ;)

Voronwe

Voronwe[MQ]
27-01-2007, 19:36
Ladies and gentlemen, may I get your attention? Ah, good - and please put down that hanging rope-for-double-post, will you?

Vostroyan lascutter.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/SAVE0046.jpg

Damnit. Hm, it must be a - say - 50x magnification. Could anyone please scale it down?

Voronwe

Morgrad
27-01-2007, 19:40
Oooooh - pretty commissar. I love the mortar, too.

God I love this thread......

Voronwe[MQ]
27-01-2007, 19:43
Don't we all? ;)

Voronwe

irfpio
27-01-2007, 20:13
Looking good....

Light of the Emperor
27-01-2007, 21:26
I'd like to thank everyone for their continuing show of support for this log. The comments are always great motivation and the ideas given and received have helped myself and others alike.

Now then,
What do you all think of the yellow epaulets? I painted them golden yellow and gave them a bestial brown wash. I'm still searching for the perfect lighting so the brown was washed out by glare. Still, does the yellow seem too out of place? Should I go in more brown tones like the inside of the commanders cape?

On the other hand, the yellow does give him a 2nd edition look yes?

The goal from the start was to create a themed guard army with dark/gothic overtones and a 2nd edition feel. I'm liking the way its going...

FearFrost
27-01-2007, 23:01
I like the commisar a lot, actually. My advice would be similar to what I said about the banner bearer: make sure all areas are seperated by a shade/blackline, and pay close attention to all the recesses that divide a color from another :)

The flesh looks good, and I would say the epaulets are out of place except the yellow on the standard bearer and in a few other spots on other models in the command squad. It sort of implies a "command color" to the whole unit, which should seperate it nicely from your normal guys :)

Frost

scrubout
27-01-2007, 23:29
Love your commissar LotE. I'm surprised your still fussing over him, bloody perfectionist!

Nice sketch of the lascutter Voronwe.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

liamrob
28-01-2007, 02:18
Loving your models (like always)

The mortar is sweet. Can't wait for more pictures.

When are you getting back to your cityfight board???

the varks
28-01-2007, 03:20
voronwe i love that lascutter, to bad the only lascutter models are for elsyians (sp)

and LotE wats a "epaulet"?:wtf:

Marco

FearFrost
28-01-2007, 03:22
voronwe i love that lascutter, to bad the only lascutter models are for elsyians (sp)

and LotE wats a "epaulet"?:wtf:

Marco

Well, he said the "yellow epaulets" right? So look for yellow. Or google "epaulets" ;)

the varks
28-01-2007, 03:25
ah ty fear frost:D

Marco

orangesm
28-01-2007, 04:52
While Yarrick's paint job is well done and he fits... I would have expected a different power fist or something...

Light of the Emperor
28-01-2007, 04:57
You bring up a good point. The regiment's most hated enemy are the orks so having a commissar using a powerfist trophy from a slain nob as a motivational tool is not too far fetched.
That and I was too lazy to convert him:D .

irfpio
28-01-2007, 06:09
Hello LotE

W e talked about rough riders, and i just wanted to show you some pictures i found on the net.... they will be an inspirational source for how mine will look, when i get to them... Thought that you wanted to have a look..;o)

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/Irfpio/scheloumoff_caucasian_theme.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e231/Irfpio/scheloumoff_cossacks.jpg

With some refinement, they give some exellent options..

Cheers
Irfpio

Voronwe[MQ]
28-01-2007, 08:00
I'd like to thank everyone for their continuing show of support for this log. The comments are always great motivation and the ideas given and received have helped myself and others alike.
And continuing supporting we'll!


Now then,
What do you all think of the yellow epaulets? I painted them golden yellow and gave them a bestial brown wash. I'm still searching for the perfect lighting so the brown was washed out by glare. Still, does the yellow seem too out of place? Should I go in more brown tones like the inside of the commanders cape?

On the other hand, the yellow does give him a 2nd edition look yes?

The goal from the start was to create a themed guard army with dark/gothic overtones and a 2nd edition feel. I'm liking the way its going...
It does give a second edition feel to it, but I'd still suggest a browner paintjob. Goow work nonethless!


Love your commissar LotE. I'm surprised your still fussing over him, bloody perfectionist!
Heh. Well, I suppose he wants something real good for the money...


Nice sketch of the lascutter Voronwe.
Thanks!


I like the commisar a lot, actually. My advice would be similar to what I said about the banner bearer: make sure all areas are seperated by a shade/blackline, and pay close attention to all the recesses that divide a color from another :)

The flesh looks good, and I would say the epaulets are out of place except the yellow on the standard bearer and in a few other spots on other models in the command squad. It sort of implies a "command color" to the whole unit, which should seperate it nicely from your normal guys :)

Frost
Hm, that's true. Listen to 'Frost!


voronwe i love that lascutter, to bad the only lascutter models are for Elysians
Thanks! According to Destris, Forge World have plans to release Cadian lascutters in the future. Cadian arms (and perhaps bodies) are way easier to convert into Vostroyan ones (as irpfio knows) than whole Elysian models, which you also wants to let them remain as they are.

As on the motivation note; good point.

@irpfio: Thanks! These pictures will be most helpful, I'm sure.

And now:

Poor man. A poor man with a bell and a 'V'-medallion pierced through his jaw. Ouch! Not too sure about him, though.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/SAVE0047.jpg

Lascutter. Alright, now it might work better...
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/SAVE0048.jpg

Voronwe

Voronwe[MQ]
28-01-2007, 11:25
Stationary industrial servitor. Trying to catch the 'gothic'.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/SAVE0051.jpg

Vostroyan skull. I scanned it now, before I'll shade it, if this will prove to be the better version.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/SAVE0052.jpg

Vostroyan laspistol. I'll have to fix it I think.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/SAVE0053.jpg

Voronwe

escobar
28-01-2007, 15:13
LotE,

very rough version (super wip) of background image for your 'codex vostroya' and a even rougher potential cover. Please understand these are still sketches. The black, white is just to help me - will shade (eventually...)

guys - let me know what you think - C&C welcome

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p189/escobar_escobar/page_lote2.jpg

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p189/escobar_escobar/page_lote1.jpg

I want to be careful and avoid infringing on Games Workshop IP so I won't be doing aqullias or the like or directly copying the layout of the codexs. :angel:

But I want to make these as 4Ok-ish as I can. There is a lot of work to do on the cherubs to make them more servitor like and want to add battle honours to the scrolls. The skull on the right will be like Voronwe's drawing with a vostroyan hat and will have some of his sables, pistols around - maybe one embedded in the genestealer's skull. (vostonwe hope this is ok). the banners need to be a bit chunkier to frame it better.

I am doing most of this for my own little booklet so no worries and willing to share. I would like to make this more vostroyan but dont really know anything about them so if anyone has any suggestions let me know.

jasevx
28-01-2007, 15:16
2nd's looking good there.

Light of the Emperor
28-01-2007, 16:09
Escobar, you rock!

The marble and watermark for the main pages are dead on! The top banner looks good too. Very codex-ey without infringing on said copyrights.

I'm digging the cherubs too.
I have a few ideas in my head for the cover. Suffice to say, there will be a picture or two so a large portion of the center would need to be left blank. All the edges are free for use.
Any chance for an ork skull? They cost Comrade General Mikhail Augustus Vladkov his leg!

If you need some more battle honors, I'll see what I can dig up fluffwise...Tannenberg is an important one, kudos to picking up on that!

Thanks again!

Voronwe[MQ]
28-01-2007, 16:34
Woah, that's two good ones; rocking indeed escobar! The second one could still be used if one were able to put the picture(s) behind the 11th symbol. I don't know if that's possible, though. The background layer is superb! The water stamp with the 11th's symbol is too damn nice, and the marble effect suits it perfectly. Perhaps one could have a more "mechanical" rather than heraldical scroll in the top? Perhaps not digital numbers in that case, but rather more the style of old (and current) archive letter-style.

The cherubs are really characterful, but for some reason I'd to have skulls and cables leading to them instead of heads. :D

Voronwe

irfpio
28-01-2007, 16:51
Those backgrounds look really good...... mine looks a bit sad now.....:cries:

There is really something good to work with here LotE, and with all of the drawings Voronwe is making (ace by the way), you have got some really god materiel to create an entire codex....... And i for one look forward to seeing it....... (no presure);) :evilgrin:

Voronwe[MQ]
28-01-2007, 16:59
Thanks on the drawing note; I too hope it'll turn out good... and with those backgrounds I'm pretty sure it'll. :)

I must pay attention; I didn't notice the simple, bloody good and effective flame's shape on escobar's sketches until now! Alright, got to change it on the skull's fur hat.

EDIT: Drooling away over the backgrounds, I forgot the texts: of course it's okay you use things! It'd be an honour. :D

Voronwe

Light of the Emperor
28-01-2007, 17:44
I look forward to it as well Irfpio. Should this succeed, Voronwe and I were thinking of making an "official" Codex: Vostroya in the Vostroyan Thread. Everyone will be able to submit pictures, fluff, army lists etc.
It would include the 11th, 23rd, 24th, 112th and whatever other regiments that people have.

Work is progressing on the second commissar. We also finally have a day with no wind and no frigid temperatures so I can go out and prime a bunch more stuff.

irfpio
28-01-2007, 18:18
Light of the Emperor: I look forward to it as well Irfpio. Should this succeed, Voronwe and I were thinking of making an "official" Codex: Vostroya in the Vostroyan Thread. Everyone will be able to submit pictures, fluff, army lists etc.
It would include the 11th, 23rd, 24th, 112th and whatever other regiments that people have.

You are certainly welcome to use, any of the fluff i have made for the 24th along with pictures.... I have a week of work in week 7, where i hope to finish the Leviathan, which would make some good pictures for a Codex...;o)

Cheers
Irfpio

escobar
28-01-2007, 21:31
Thanks for the kind comments guys

lote - hope you dont feel im butting in on your log - I am happy to help putting your vostroyan codex together. As you can see from my log i'm not much of a painter or gamer but am a designer in 'real life' so this comes pretty easy to me and it makes me feel im doing something 40k related.
Will mess around with things and take your comments on board. I'll post in the vostroyan thread from now on...

voronwe - yes, I think the cherubs need lots of cables and stuff, and going to make them bald and will make a more mechanical header as well.

Irfpio - think your booklet is great, and get that leviathan made - i can't wait to see it. I love the way you danes talk about weeks - going to be in jutland in weeks 8,9 and 10 but working hard i'm afraid...

Light of the Emperor
28-01-2007, 21:57
By all means feel free to post in here escobar! Its related to the regiment so its a perfect fit for this log.
I'll keep giving you suggestions and I'm sure others will too. The "roughs" look promising though...

olean
28-01-2007, 22:15
Hi! Great work guys! I have to ask you all...Regarding Vostroyan Rough Riders, does anybody remember seeing av converted RR made from WFB Empire plastic knights? The barded horse was used as well, and I remember it looking good, but now I can't find the picture anywhere. Anybody else remember this?

escobar
29-01-2007, 01:10
example page - with skull

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p189/escobar_escobar/page_lote_3.jpg

Astador
29-01-2007, 01:17
Very nice work! I'll see if I can find time to contribute to the codex. Perhaps a large battle scene? lol

liamrob
29-01-2007, 01:37
If you need any pictures of models or anything like what astador said i will surely contribute but first i have to put together some more terrain :o

Can't wait till its finished. Otherwise if LoTe wanted to he could just get pictures of his models in his city :)

Astador
29-01-2007, 01:44
Liamrob; that reminds me, you asked me about doing some poses for you to use for your marines, do you still need them?

scrubout
29-01-2007, 02:36
The "Kharakternyks" (aka Vostroyan XXIII) would be honored to make a showing in this proposed Codex: Vostroya. I will make what haste I can to finish up my snipers and an urban barricade piece to take pictures of them.

As there is no rush, I'll take my time with the rest! :p However, I will be watching these threads more closesly (which I usually do anyway!) to better determine what I can contribute with.

Great work on that design escobar!

Hey, Voronwe, if your interested here's an idea suited for your talent:

The "Kharakternyks" are legendary magicians of Cossack folkore, the XXIII came up with this name after fleeing from Medusa V (they disappeared from their posts) after being convinced to fight another day by 317th Helsreach Grenadier Lieutenant Colonel Wolke Strife. Vostroyan records consider them a 'lost' regiment, presumably all engulfed by the raging Van Grothe rapidity. What's your artistic interpretation of a "Vostroyan Magician"? Sounds pretty scandalous as far as Vostroyan's go, eh? I have a feeling the -I- will be interested in them later...

That poor beggar guy...I'm not sure to give him some spare change or spit on him for being a heretic.

Kinda psyched about this!

*edit*: Woot, 600th reply to LotE's thread! Congrats LotE, you've got groupies!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

dr.oetk3r
29-01-2007, 02:49
Sweet, codex Vostroya!

Loving the artillery, keep it up!

Light of the Emperor
29-01-2007, 03:02
We have interest in a Vostroyan Codex! Good! :D
I'm gonna go ahead and detail the ideas over in the Vostroyan thread in the main painting forum. Feel free to post any and all ideas and/or contributions over there. That way, we don't start mixing everything together here and people who want to see pictures and updates of my force won't have to sift through pages of background and ideas. ;)

@scrubout: I'd imagine the magicians having a sort of nomadic gypsy imagery. Of course, they'd probably be Emperor fearing fanatics as well...lots of aquilla tattoos mixed with tribal markings. Long mustaches and beards and tattered rags that were once vostroyan uniforms. But thats just me.

the varks
29-01-2007, 04:06
i think a vostroyan magician would be exactly like what LoTE described, and codex vostroyans will be awsome.

Marco

liamrob
29-01-2007, 04:30
Like the other codexs will this be printed and that or just in pdf format???

Just curious. I hope this gets together properly :)

scrubout
29-01-2007, 04:34
Even better, you can print it yourself ;) .

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

liamrob
29-01-2007, 04:38
The problem is my printer is screwed. :p

So i guess i couldn't print it. All the ink compartment is a bit stuffed with the ink running into a different area. Once i get it fixed i guess i could print it :o

rrchristensen
29-01-2007, 05:22
Hi! Great work guys! I have to ask you all...Regarding Vostroyan Rough Riders, does anybody remember seeing av converted RR made from WFB Empire plastic knights? The barded horse was used as well, and I remember it looking good, but now I can't find the picture anywhere. Anybody else remember this?

I am fairly sure it's over in the "Show me your mounted models!" thread in M, P&T general discussion. Guy had swapped a Cadian torso for the knight's, but the rest was pure empire knight.

Voronwe[MQ]
29-01-2007, 07:10
Hey, Voronwe, if your interested here's an idea suited for your talent:

The "Kharakternyks" are legendary magicians of Cossack folkore, the XXIII came up with this name after fleeing from Medusa V (they disappeared from their posts) after being convinced to fight another day by 317th Helsreach Grenadier Lieutenant Colonel Wolke Strife. Vostroyan records consider them a 'lost' regiment, presumably all engulfed by the raging Van Grothe rapidity. What's your artistic interpretation of a "Vostroyan Magician"? Sounds pretty scandalous as far as Vostroyan's go, eh? I have a feeling the -I- will be interested in them later...
Pheew, I didn't miss it in an earlier post after all This thread is enormous; would've taken time searching through it. Thanks on the talent note (although I doubt I have any - I just works up something somewhat decent), and I've got to say that the proximity to Van Grothe's Rapidity might have triggered some dormant psyker genes around the regiments... But anyway; I think they'll look pretty much like the standard bearer model in a numbr of cases, though with tattoos, without the half-coat and perhaps with dark rings around their eyes (it's been hectic, and the Rapidity have been irritating during the evacuation - and the Medusa V incident was most recently) but with a determined look, as though they're bloody going to do this, and then the heretics can dance on their graves and spit on their corpses as much as they like. Hm, off to work out one, but, er, how does "gypsyes" look like?


That poor beggar guy...I'm not sure to give him some spare change or spit on him for being a heretic.:
Well, it's the Imperium, and most folks have it hard enough anyway, so you won't give him a coin, but you can stop at spitting at him and let the Urban Purity Patrols take him.

Voronwe

LT leto
30-01-2007, 03:59
wow this thread has inspired me to buy more voestryan stuff. i am thinking a mxed voestryan/valhallan imperial guard army

Voronwe[MQ]
30-01-2007, 11:46
Very good idea, LT leto.

Vostroyan XXIV psyker fast sketch. Alright, I'll do something better (and add tattoos etc) later on, but this is what I came up with.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/WIPPsyker.jpg

Melta-gun. Damnit, my pencil's run out of "points" - that's why the latest ones seems to suffer in detail and sharpness. I promise I'll fix it later on.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyanmelta-gun.jpg

A black sneak peak of the Vostroyan priest's unit picture-box:
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyanpriestblack.jpg

And an actual, grey one.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/Vostroyanpriestgrey.jpg

Voronwe

ZAChos
30-01-2007, 13:53
Voronwe, as much as the pics are good and most definatly vostroyan. While I don't have the authority to force you to, would it be ok if you keep them in the vostroyan thread? I signed up to this thread to see LOTE stuff, and the vostroyan one to see everyones.

Sorry for being a killjoy, if no-one else agrees with me feel free to continue.

asmodai_dark86
30-01-2007, 14:46
I was pondering the same thing to be honest - I looked for why you were doing it but... maybe I missed it

Getz
30-01-2007, 16:05
Yeah, sorry for being a grouch, but nice though the artwork is it's not what I'm here to see...

Voronwe[MQ]
30-01-2007, 19:26
Excuse me - I asked LotE for permission first (or should have done - I don't remember, and I might be rash at times), and since something of it might give inspiration I was allowed. But then again the Vostroyan thread did not exist then, so I suppose it's better to move over with it to the General thread.

Thanks for the advice. :)

Voronwe

Light of the Emperor
30-01-2007, 20:22
Voronwe did ask me before hand and I ok'd it. There were some things that actually helped such as the headress design that evolved into my regiments logo.
But, I agree that the pictures might be better off in the new Vostroyan thread. People expect to see minis and I'd hate to dissapoint! :D
Thanks Voronwe!

So to get this thread back on its original track, I will post pictures of the entire force tonight and restate my goals and future ideas. This should act as a good summary to get everyone up to speed.

asmodai_dark86
30-01-2007, 22:33
There cool voronwe dont get me wrong, and I know i wasnt the only one who enjoyed looking at them and will follow where they go, it was just slightly random in a threadjacking way (i know it wasnt now, but yeh you know what Ii mean)

Good plan LOTE, ill keep my eyes peeled

Light of the Emperor
31-01-2007, 02:29
Well we here in the US had our "State of the Union" address the other week. So I figured now would be a time to address the "State of the Army" Here we go:

The objective is to build a new army that is not only well painted and converted, but also creative and with a well thought out theme.
Now then, as you all know the army is called the 11th Vostroyan Imperial Artillery Regiment. They field a lot of mortars, heavy mortars, thudd guns, and other eventual forms of artillery. This army uses so many templates that I've lost count.

The army itself is based around the Vostroyan IG range. They are my favorite GW models by far. It takes a lot to get me away from the inquisition and these guys did it. I bought as much as I could ahead of time (this is a fatal tactic to many) and began to paint them. The most obvious difference is the paint scheme for which I've gotten a lot of positive remarks. Hell, the first squad I painted earned me a silver at the Fanworld.de Golden Angel painting competition!

I have my main priorities finished: 2 minimum sized platoons and the HQ squad. I also have a mortar squad, ratling squad, special weapon squad and a heavy mortar squad complete (or near completion in the case of the latter).

There is still much to do. I plan on adding another infantry squad to each platoon as well as lascannon and autocannon weapon squads as well as rough rider units and a thudd gun battery.

I'm hoping to obtain a bunch of small things through trades so look out for lists that I occasionaly post or send me a PM. The 11th Vostroyan needs you! Especially if anyone has the old thudd gun models...

After reading the GT rules, it turns out FW rules are not allowed. This takes away my favorite units: the heavy mortar and thudd gun batteries. I can proxy them yes, but I like their rules too. They will still be featured in my army when playing friendlies and local tournies, but for GW sponsored events, I need to change things up a bit. I'm still deciding what to replace them with. All you tank lovers out there are begging me to throw in a Russ or two...and I just might. The plan is to build and convert a Vostroyan "Monitor" pattern Russ. Some earthshaker platforms might be the answer as well.

This log started in September and has come a long way. Again, I thank everyone who stops by to read what I have to say and look at some new models. I appreciate the input from everybody...negative, positive, etc.

Now then, here's the army at its current stage:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3026.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3022.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3024.jpg

And the angel one more time because she's so cool!
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3028.jpg

Right now I'm finishing up another commissar who has more red than black so he looks pretty cool. The final mortar will be painted up as well. Hopefully I can get a bitz order going soon and get all the vital little things I need to finish up a variety of loose ends.

Stay tuned folks, I'm just getting started!
Cheers.

Astador
31-01-2007, 02:32
Very awsome work mate! Can't wait to see more! I'm trying to get my computer to connect to the internet but it won't so still no pics!

scrubout
31-01-2007, 03:12
Well we here in the US had our "State of the Union" address the other week.

We did?

Just kidding, I'm not as ignorant as some of you blokes might want to think...being "American" and all...;)

Lovin' it LotE.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Light of the Emperor
31-01-2007, 03:32
Throwing in two more pictures of close ups:

The demo charge holder is one of my favorite conversions. Its simple, yet effective.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_2685.jpg

And the commander before he was put onto the mini diorama base:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_2916.jpg

rrchristensen
31-01-2007, 04:51
Well we here in the US had our "State of the Union" address the other week.

You did? This is the first we in the rest of the world have heard of it! :eek: Oh why oh why does the media ignore the United States so?

;):angel: :D

FearFrost
31-01-2007, 05:15
I paid about 1000% more attention to your "state of the..." address than that other one ;)

Actually, I didnt watch it at all...I wasnt in the mood for comedy that night.

Your stuff is looking good, bro! I think your game plan sounds good, too.

Frost

liamrob
31-01-2007, 05:25
Just thought of something on the mini diorama base with the commanders and that. The dude covering his ears is like.

"i'm not alowed to listen to what there saying its top secret!" :p

I never knew there was so much done. So much!!! Btw i might try get my hands on some vostryans to put into my thread after i've done at least half my space marines. check it out !

irfpio
31-01-2007, 06:40
Hello Lote

I am going to steal your idea with the Platoon banners, i just find that there are to few banners in 40K.. And if any army can carry them, its the Vostroyan.. Hope that ok!!!..;o)

Everything looks really good, but now looking at the entire setup, i think, that your 3 barral roketlauncers look a little to .......... not up to the standard of the rest...

Cheers
Irfpio

Voronwe[MQ]
31-01-2007, 08:30
There cool voronwe dont get me wrong, and I know i wasnt the only one who enjoyed looking at them and will follow where they go, it was just slightly random in a threadjacking way (i know it wasnt now, but yeh you know what Ii mean)

Good plan LOTE, ill keep my eyes peeled
Don't worry - it'll take much to make me angry or disappointed or whatever. Speak freely; I'll see it from as good a light as possible! :)


Voronwe did ask me before hand and I ok'd it. There were some things that actually helped such as the headress design that evolved into my regiments logo.
But, I agree that the pictures might be better off in the new Vostroyan thread. People expect to see minis and I'd hate to dissapoint! :D
Thanks Voronwe!
No worries! The only reason I continued to post here instead of in the General thread was that, well, you know, old habits... :D

Anyway, on topic: Any chance of a quad launcher the coming weeks? I'd love to see one painted along with crew in your force!

Voronwe

Getz
31-01-2007, 09:36
You know, I still think you should take a couple of Basilisks when you're not allowed to use the Heavy Mortars and Thudd Guns. They cost about the same and perform the same role, replacing quantity with quality while keeping the Artillery theme...

Remember the "Medusa as Basilisk" idea? That would look dead cool with a Vostroyan crew...

Voronwe[MQ]
31-01-2007, 11:41
Hm, that's a very good point. Though if he still wants quantity he could use the thudd guns and heavy mortars as mortars in a heavy weapons platoon.

Oh, and I decided to borrow the Platoon bearer idea from you, LotE, the first time I saw it; it's so full of character really.

Voronwe

Light of the Emperor
31-01-2007, 14:16
Feel free to borrow anything that I show! 'Tis the point!

The heavy mortars and thudd guns will take up a "counts as" role at GTs. I'd like to get my hands on a thudd gun...either FW or the old metal one. That might be a while though.

I still don't see whats up with the MLs. If you think about it, the heavy bolter is just stuck on the chassis as well. Maybe its the color?

@Getz: Thanks for reminding me about the Medusa. THAT was what I was trying to remember. 3 Medusas counting as basilisk would be pretty cool.

ZAChos
31-01-2007, 16:09
Before thudd gun rules came out I thought of using them as each gun representing a whole mortar battery. Just paint up some extra savants and scribes to be plotting tragectorys etc. you got yourself a heavy weapons platoon with only three guns.

Light of the Emperor
01-02-2007, 22:06
Need suggestions once again!
I'm really fighting with the commissars. I hate painting black because any highlights makes it look fake. So, to break up the color, I went old school and threw in a lot of red. What do you all think? I think he's gonna get another trip into the simple green but I'll leave it up to you guys.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3031.jpg

And on the trade/buy list in case anyone has some spare models lying around:

Cherub carrying the book
Cherub carrying skulls/chains
Cherubs, head with lion helmet and baby gryphon from Empire general box
2nd Edition Servitors (ones with big feet)
Either one of the DH sages
2 vostroyan snipers
2 vostroyan sniper rifles
1 vostroyan lascannon team blister
Kislev horse riders (not the winged lancers)
Kislve gryphon legion
OOP thudd guns
Zzap gun chassis

Melchor
01-02-2007, 22:13
I think he looks ok...
The only thing I would change is paint some part of his outfit green like the rest of your guys.

I was thinking about his cuffs or his sash.

Galdur Hrafnsson
01-02-2007, 22:44
Yeah, I'd say the Sash if anything. The coat is all one piece, and so they'd all be the same colour (as would/should the inner lining if the coat was open). And the hat should coordinate with the coat. The sash however, would likely be worn to mark the regiment the Commisar was attached to.

Steel_Legion
01-02-2007, 23:05
agreed, if that the Commi with hand flamer (originally?) looks really good, might get one and convert like yours, what chainsword/bolt pistol is that? from? A vost officer?

Gonfrask
01-02-2007, 23:06
What about a dark green or a dark red for the Comissar?Ņ?

FearFrost
01-02-2007, 23:21
I think the vostroyan green sash would fit...

Light of the Emperor
01-02-2007, 23:23
@Steel_Legion: the pistol is from the space marine sprue and chainsword comes from the chaos marine box.

So the idea is to paint the sash in green. I always thought the red sash was a symbol for commissars? How about the rest of him? Is the red/black good? I could invert it and have a predominantly red commissar with black trim...

Gonfrask
01-02-2007, 23:38
Well, paint the black red and the red green (do you understand me?), so the green made of nexus between the comissar and your hole army

Steel_Legion
01-02-2007, 23:50
Personally my Commissars have nothing to do with my army, the only similar things is the wepaons (standard green laspistol for example) I like it the way it is, once its based I think itll look great

scrubout
02-02-2007, 02:37
Keep him the way he is!

At least that's how I feel anyway. You have to do what sits best with yourself though, so good luck, everyone else has suggested ideas I would have said.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

jasevx
02-02-2007, 07:30
Make the Sash the Regimental Colours, All 15 of my commissars are linked to the regiment (I know, I'm sad for collecting them!)

bram kuijpers
02-02-2007, 08:42
Well, paint the black red and the red green (do you understand me?), so the green made of nexus between the comissar and your hole army


commisars should just be black and red

OnnO
02-02-2007, 09:19
*remark removed by OnnO*

I think it's a good idea to link the commisar to the army/platoon by using the army/platoon color in his scheme.
Makes it look more like a whole.

Problem with the platoon-sollution is off-course (as mentioned above) that you'll be buying a lot of commisars.

Oh wel, just my 2c's.

jasevx
02-02-2007, 09:29
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r165/jasevx/40k%20projects/16012007228.jpg

Thats half of my brood, notice they are all carrying the Companies colour on the sash, It brings the unit together. I think people forget the commissar maybe feared but is also integrated into the Regiment, the troops need to trust them.

UnRiggable
02-02-2007, 10:59
So many Commussars...

Voronwe[MQ]
02-02-2007, 12:36
A red trim would be better; the black's good - keep it for God-Emperor's sake!

Voronwe

Light of the Emperor
04-02-2007, 16:57
Spent some time cleaning up the game room and taking the snow off my "forest" table. I can actually walk to my tables now...there's nothing on the floor anymore!

Ignore the bad camera work, they were done in a rush ;).

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3033.jpg

Put all my 40K literature in order too:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3037.jpg

Now then, the commissar is in some simple green. I found a few bitz to make him less spartan and more like Yarrick. The second heavy mortar receieved a base and I'm currently basecoating the final heavy mortar.

Super Bowl will interfere with things. I don't really care for the teams in it. All I know is that Brett Favre is coming back!

Pfreck
04-02-2007, 17:01
wow, where did you get all these posters?
Nice to see Kasr Tannenburg from another angle
I'm looking forward to see the next update.. :)

Light of the Emperor
04-02-2007, 17:07
All the posters are from White Dwarf. I had a lot more but they were wrecked during the move. I'd like to get my hands on all the 40k posters, but they are kinda rare. They do add a nice touch to gamerooms though.

Steel_Legion
04-02-2007, 18:07
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r165/jasevx/40k%20projects/16012007228.jpg

Is that HILTER??

jasevx
05-02-2007, 08:01
Never use that word! Just cos his names Adolf!

I'm a German speaker (lived there for 5 years) and nearly gave them the names of my ex gf's, but Commissars arn't THAT evil! ;)

Steel_Legion
05-02-2007, 12:03
was getting a touch worried! But the army is looking great, that command squad above is very nice!

old guard
05-02-2007, 16:14
I would like to put on record right here and now that I hate you with a passion you can only dream of. All the more so for showing my wife the picture of your ....nnnnnghhghgghhh Games room nggghh!!! only to get a blank expression and NO in response.
Please give warning in future if you are to show further pictures of the room so that I may avoid the thread and save myself a enormous amount of heartache and prevent myself from succumbing to irrational bouts of anger brought on by jealousy. I am now logging off and seeking sedation until I have calmed down.

highmarshaldave
05-02-2007, 16:19
There there, old guard. You're not the only only one to feel a tad envious about this dirty little haxx0r and his shiny, shiny, games room.

Dave out.

Voronwe[MQ]
06-02-2007, 07:40
I would like to put on record right here and now that I hate you with a passion you can only dream of. All the more so for showing my wife the picture of your ....nnnnnghhghgghhh Games room nggghh!!! only to get a blank expression and NO in response.
Please give warning in future if you are to show further pictures of the room so that I may avoid the thread and save myself a enormous amount of heartache and prevent myself from succumbing to irrational bouts of anger brought on by jealousy. I am now logging off and seeking sedation until I have calmed down.
Heh, She who must be obeyed seems to be a firm woman. Perhaps you could say that the house needs a glassed veranda - though I suppose she'll see through it anyway. :)

Kasr Tannenburg is excellent, LotE.

Voronwe

bram kuijpers
06-02-2007, 08:09
Never use that word! Just cos his names Adolf!

I'm a German speaker (lived there for 5 years) and nearly gave them the names of my ex gf's, but Commissars arn't THAT evil! ;)


oke there are alot of germans named adolf and i know it i live next to germany
though the combo of adolf fritz and henrich is rather strange

OnnO
06-02-2007, 09:09
@Light of the Emperor:
Will you marry me? :)
I'd love to have such a room!
How ******** big is it?

Aaarg, envious..... :eek: :( :cries:

Voronwe[MQ]
06-02-2007, 09:53
I'd rather ask for a service as manservant and cleaner and cook and family-entertainer and - well, what we in Sweden would call an 'allt-i-allo'...

Voronwe

jasevx
06-02-2007, 11:37
oke there are alot of germans named adolf and i know it i live next to germany
though the combo of adolf fritz and henrich is rather strange

No probs,

I've used Germanic Names because of the SS influence, but as everyone knows the majority of the SS were none German (it was a European wide Organisation), so I take your point, I might change Adolf's name to Pierre ;)

Reference the Game room, got one on the way, I've stole my garage back from my ex wife and I'm converting it into a games room for the three boys, and the present missus won't have access to it! ;)

Looking brilliant in the pics tho, I've got along way to catch up with this type of quality!

schoolcormorant
06-02-2007, 12:02
I might change Adolf's name to Pierre ;)!

that made me laugh, i'm not sure why :p

i remember commisars being quite a russian thing? but mainly because of Enemy at the gates.

SC

jasevx
06-02-2007, 12:13
Your right!

They were no different from the SS tho, and the SS ran Penal Legions (sven Hassle books).

Chief SS Leader called 'Quentin' doesn't ring true tho!

jrg
06-02-2007, 13:02
that gaming room is so cool , i want that too :)

irfpio
06-02-2007, 13:22
jasevx Your right!

They were no different from the SS tho, and the SS ran Penal Legions (sven Hassle books).

Chief SS Leader called 'Quentin' doesn't ring true tho!

Remember that Sven Hassel Books are pure fiction!!!!!

Cheers
Irfpio

Light of the Emperor
10-02-2007, 21:47
The bad picture evidence that the last mortar is done:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3067.jpg


Time to paint a sage and a servitor. I'm still looking for all the cherub familiars minus the one holding the scroll (already have him). Let me know!

orangesm
10-02-2007, 21:55
It looks much better with the weathered look.

Rictus
10-02-2007, 23:26
Oooooh, Mortars make me go all fluffy inside.

I know you are looking for Cherubs but have you considered using Servo-skulls as well for similar roles? I am only mentioning them because the new Marine Devastator sprues have several on them (I am hoping in the previous pages there isn't something along the lines of 'I want to use Cherubs because I hate Servo Skulls, they make me want to vomit and thus I will never use them....', but I'm too lazy to check)

Light of the Emperor
11-02-2007, 02:35
I love servo skulls! I have quite a few that I plan on using for various things. I just think it makes more sense for a cherub hauling a mortar shell than it does for a servo skull (strength wise). I did see that the devastators are getting some so I might try and trade for some. Maybe it'll be cherubs for the mortars and servo skulls for the thudd guns...who knows!

liamrob
11-02-2007, 02:58
LoTe i haven't said it before but where all having a slumber party LOL! at your house in the games room playing games all night long you know that!

I wish i could even play on a table like his Kasr tannenberg one. It is amazing. I haven't seen as much painting in the last few pages since this first started. Well your still making progress!

CYA!

irfpio
11-02-2007, 05:15
Hello LotE

The Mortar looks really good now... cant wait to see it with Cherubs loading.. Just bought the Empire general - and planning on using the cherub in that for my Leviathan....;o) (it looks really good)

How about making some "fighting" pictures of your Vostroyans in Kasr Tannenberg?????????

Cheers
Irfpio

Light of the Emperor
11-02-2007, 15:08
I'm running out models right now which explains the slowdown. There's a bunch of stuff going on outside of 40k that my money has to go to first. I can complete a few more models, but each one is missing a particular bit. Once things settle down here, I can get a bitz order and finish things up.

I did decide on a base scheme. I have the brown static grass from the hero's basing kit. I will also be adding the bag of leaves on the left:
http://www.barrule.com/Workshop/images/products/ivy%20leaves/leaves.jpg

Fall themes don't seem very common and I think the browns and reds will be nicely offset by the mostly green Vostroyans.

Rictus
11-02-2007, 19:38
I love servo skulls! I have quite a few that I plan on using for various things. I just think it makes more sense for a cherub hauling a mortar shell than it does for a servo skull (strength wise).

Hmm, cherubs and servo-skulls sound a bit like African and Common Swallows. The African Swallow can carry a coconut (grasped by the husk) by themselves much like a cherub has the strength to carry a mortar shell by themselves....meanwhile the common sparrow lacking the stength, like a servo skull, could not carry a coconut...but a team of two with some sort of ad-hoc harness strung between the two of them, attached behind the dorsal guiding feathers, possibly could...soooo, maybe a servo skull coundn't carry a mortar shell but maybe a couple of them could? Something to consider.

It may be best to just ignore me.

Anyway, I like the idea of the red and brown colours on the base. Should compliment the green nicely.

Wolf Scout Ewan
11-02-2007, 20:45
You wont regret getting those leaves!

Maybe mix some other shades of static grass with the pale stuff... its a bit plain otherwise.

Light of the Emperor
14-02-2007, 17:38
Well the mortars and most of the crew are done.

Once I get some new primer, I'll start on two sages and a servitor. Still looking for one more vostroyan trooper, the cherub familiar hauling a book (DH) and the familiar hauling a bolter (WH). Only when I have those pinned and painted will I call this unit complete.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3072.jpg

schoolcormorant
14-02-2007, 17:42
lovely work LotE beautiful painting as ever. :)

SC

scrubout
14-02-2007, 17:56
Excellent yet again LotE.

Rictus, that is an excellent analogy.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Boss_Salvage
14-02-2007, 19:02
Somebody get this man some spooky naked flying babies!

Those are very nice mortars LotE, and a nice salvo of 6/4 big templates too :D

- Salvage

Rictus
14-02-2007, 22:56
Seeing all three of them together makes an even greater impression. Very nice and very imposing I would imagine having to face them.


Rictus, that is an excellent analogy.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:
I believe one should always do ones best to help out...and wherever possible one should use Monty Python in the process.

schoolcormorant
15-02-2007, 00:21
yeah rictus, good analogy. in fact, as i'm off this week, i'm going to watch the holy grail tomorrow :D
can't you order the parts from GW?
SC

FearFrost
15-02-2007, 00:39
Very nice. Someone needs to get this man some money!

Light of the Emperor
15-02-2007, 01:17
Haha yeah. If I could, I would just order all the bitz I need. But besides college, I'm working on a business venture so most of my money goes that way.
I like trading a lot more anyways because I can help someone else out at the same time. 'Tis how I got my GK and AC too!

I still have some models lying around so productivity won't cease...yet:D .

Exit.
16-02-2007, 11:20
WOW

I just read through all 438569 pages of this thread (By read I mean stopped scrolling when I found pictures), and this army is absolutely incredible! Amazing work, LotE!

I have three Vostroyan troopers sitting around. I'll mail them to you if you send me one of them back painted. Pretty please? :angel:

Light of the Emperor
20-02-2007, 20:23
Good news on all fronts!

I put out a mail order to get some much needed Vostroyan stuff. I should be able to complete the ratling squad, heavy mortar squad and autocannon squad.

Also, Forge World was kind enough to solve my heavy artillery problem!
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/hacshc.htm

The design is growing on me, but its just what I was looking for.

irfpio
20-02-2007, 20:33
That new FW gun, would really set of your artillery regiment....... Now your would get some real range for the Vostroyan 11th, to pound on the enemy before the 24th move in and sweep up the leftovers....:D

Cheers
Irfpio

Light of the Emperor
20-02-2007, 20:42
With a leviathan the 24th would do alot more than sweeping...
Of course, if the 11th does their job right, there will be no leftovers.

schoolcormorant
20-02-2007, 21:00
the 24th armed with dustpan and brush ;)

i really like how you're army has progresse, you've shown an admirable 'single-mindedness' toward you're brilliant vosstroyan army.

keep up the good work.

SC

Light of the Emperor
21-02-2007, 04:49
I appreciate the kind words schoolcormorant. "Single-mindedness" is pretty good...I think its stubborness but the former sounds better!

I've heard bad things about GW's chaos black spray. I was quite fond of their normal black primer but since its discontinuation, I've been hesitant to pick up their new stuff.
Does anyone have recommendations for black primer that I can get in the US?

Thanks.

scrubout
21-02-2007, 04:52
What? (sorry to back track LotE, please forgive me) When did they discontinue their black primer and replace it with chaos black primer? What have you heard?

*starts fidgeting uncontrollably* I've still got a whole platoon of Vostroyans to paint! :cries:

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Light of the Emperor
21-02-2007, 05:02
Yeah they took out a lot of their spray paints. From what I can see, all we have now is chaos black (which they call their primer) and white primer. They used to have a whole range but they're all gone.

Light of the Emperor
23-02-2007, 00:26
I went ahead and built a light box out of a cardboard box and some tracing paper. I took some test pictures too. I had a light on the side but from the looks of things I think it was too close...messed around with exposure and contrast too so which ever one looks better, let me know.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3087.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3089.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3088.jpg

And because I can:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/vossiecomedy.jpg

highmarshaldave
23-02-2007, 00:29
Noice! Photo-ing equipment seems to have done the trick.

Dave out.

FarseerUshanti
23-02-2007, 01:26
Nice photos, and even better comic work

Rogue 7
23-02-2007, 01:27
I believe one should always do ones best to help out...and wherever possible one should use Monty Python in the process.

OK, I just can't help it- sigged.:D

Light of the Emporer, I am amazed at the work you turn out. Kasr Tannenberg is *******' fantastic, and your vostroyans are as good if not better. Keep up the amazing work.

irfpio
23-02-2007, 04:24
He he... thats good.....

How about a picture of the set-up, i would like to make one, and it is always good with some inspriation (that one can steal...:evilgrin: )

Should be fairly big, if i want my Leviathan to fit..............

Cheers
Irfpio

FearFrost
23-02-2007, 05:22
Your minis look like they still have too much shadow on em, but its definately an improvement :)

Voronwe[MQ]
23-02-2007, 07:22
That's a damn funny picture! Perhaps it could be included somewhere in Codex: Vostroya just for the sake of having jokes in it? :D

The different artillery pieces will help bring the 11th to life, I'm sure.

Voronwe

Snakebite
23-02-2007, 07:45
"Anything but a 1... Anything but a 1..."

That's me!

Rictus
23-02-2007, 16:50
I do so like your Vostroyans. I am sure I have said that before but it is worth saying again. The command squad looks awesome in whatever light you use.

I think we have all used the chant 'Anything but a 1...Anything but a 1...' many times. It never seems to help though.


OK, I just can't help it- sigged.:D
Yeah! Praise the Python that is Monty, Praise him.

jasevx
23-02-2007, 18:22
Wish you lot would enter these into the Golden Demon comps, that'd have finished in the final cut easy last year, I saw all that did.

Light of the Emperor
23-02-2007, 18:40
I plan on going to GamesDay Baltimore with a few entries. Some of my Vostroyans will definately be there! Chances of them winning is another matter, but it doesn't matter too much to me.

FearFrost
23-02-2007, 18:51
Im probably going to go that GD baltimore as well....hopefully. I dont know if Im going to enter anything, but I hope to be there :D

Voronwe[MQ]
23-02-2007, 19:12
Then may two very good hobbyists hopefully shake hands and share a beer. :)

Voronwe

Boss_Salvage
23-02-2007, 20:33
Whoa, Warseer talent at GD Baltimore?! I'll be there too, hopefully with a 1000 in Tau and some INQ models along to play with, maybe the gorkamorka boyz I'm working on now too :D

Looking forward to seeing you guys' stuff in the flesh!

- Salvage

Daemon*hunter
24-02-2007, 17:08
+ + Deleted by the WarSeer =I= + +

Phil B

rrchristensen
24-02-2007, 17:20
+ Deleted Daemon*hunter's post due to its inflammatory and trolling content +

PhilB
:chrome:
+ WarSeer =I= +

Why would we care what you think, honestly? You don't seem to have any basis for most of your points, and those that may be down to personal opinion are just that - personal opinion.

Oh, and you've been reported to the Mods for slander.

old guard
24-02-2007, 17:41
Removed @ OLD GUARDS request

PhilB
:chrome:


Totally unecessary, and infact downright rude!
Whilst you are entitled to your opinion on vostroyans It would be better served by doing as I have and not buying an army of them.
This thread, long running and well supported, is for LOtE to show what he has achieved and I am sure I speak for the majority in saying that he has achieved a great army that I certainly would be proud to have.
Just slagging things off like that is seriously out of order. I don't normally react to things like this but this can't go unchallenged.
Constructive criticism is allright, infact most would encourage it.If that was a sample of your ability to communicate an opinion, then my life at least will be enriched by reading them no more.

If you have nothing constructive to say then dont say anything,

orangesm
24-02-2007, 17:43
I really like the Commander. It reminds me of a picture in one of the books (I think Codex: Imperial Guard).

Voronwe[MQ]
24-02-2007, 18:10
I suppose that I'll be glad that I didn't read Daemon*hunter's post...

Anyway, rrchristensen and old guard speaks for most of us.

Voronwe

Light of the Emperor
02-03-2007, 20:43
First off, thanks to Old Guard, rrchristensen and PhilB for sticking up for this thread and vossies in general. I missed the whole flame incident, but I'm glad to see that others helped out.

Well, I still haven't gotten any further. We've been having nasty weather here up north so priming is a no go. I'm just stuck...I have bits and pieces on hand right now, but nothing can be done with them until I get other things...its kinda like a puzzle...but you need money to buy more pieces to complete it. I do have stuff coming to me in the mail soon. It should allow me to finish the heavy mortars and the ratling squad.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3117.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3114.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3109.jpg

Cheers

orangesm
02-03-2007, 20:51
The mortars look excellent both kinds.

Are you going to use the basic 1C, 2S Platoon structure? or will there be more squads in the core Troops.

Crazy Ivan
02-03-2007, 20:59
They look good all lined up. Bearskins all the way! Were you planning on including any tanks? (I can't remember if it has been mentioned before, and this thread is rather big...)

Light of the Emperor
02-03-2007, 21:28
@Orangesm: Thanks, I'm particularly fond of the mortars too...which is good seeing that this is an artillery regiment. One day I'll add thudd guns to the mix. I will have a 1C, 3S platoon structure. The heavy bolter/GL platoon will have the same weapons all around. The last squad in the ML/GL platoon will be a lascannon/plasma gun combo.

@Crazy Ivan: Yes and No. When I play this army in friendlies, I will not use tanks and will instead field heavy mortar, thudd guns and the new DKOK artillery pieces. In Grand Tournaments, I will field "immobile" basilisks and a leman russ. The leman russ is a "monitor" pattern because of its circular turret which houses twin battle cannons.

@

old guard
02-03-2007, 22:15
My pleasure chap. Vossies are not my thing but I wasnt about to let that pass, like I said I would be and you deserve to feel justifiably proud of what you have achieved.
Now tell you are going to get one of those shiny new artillery pieces from FW it just would not be right if you did'nt or at the least kit bash your own. I've done towed arty using an earthshaker barrel as the basis. Its not that tough. Go on you know you want to.

Light of the Emperor
02-03-2007, 22:24
No worries Old Guard, 1 or 2 of those new bassie artillery pieces are on my list. If I add a heavy bolter and a tractor of some sorts they can count as a normal basilisk. HA! Take that GT rules!

Althanan
02-03-2007, 22:33
A Trojan with a Heavy Bolter mounted on it should do the job I'd think ;)

Gonfrask
02-03-2007, 23:11
Whoa, the hole army is amazing!!! A battle report with this army would be fantastic

irfpio
03-03-2007, 05:59
No two ways about it - the 11th regt. is by far the best Vostroyan regt. i have seen here on Warseer..... It is looking really nice lined up like that... i just hope that mine will look half that good!!!

Cheers
Irfpio

Voronwe[MQ]
03-03-2007, 08:35
Don't we all? ;)

Damn nice, really damned nice.

Voronwe

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
03-03-2007, 18:41
Oh my god. Who would have thought that I would ever in a livetime fall in love with Russian look-a-like miniature soldiers? ! :p I love this army. Very nice work. Cannot be said often enough.

FearFrost
03-03-2007, 19:04
Damn man, your minis look even better on your table! Great work so far!

Snakebite
03-03-2007, 19:07
There isn't a lot that can be said about your Vostroyans that hasn't already been said - but I'll say it anyway!

The army looks fantastic arrayed like that - especially in the city.

Very nice!

Voronwe[MQ]
03-03-2007, 19:42
Oh my god. Who would have thought that I would ever in a livetime fall in love with Russian look-a-like miniature soldiers? ! :p I love this army. Very nice work. Cannot be said often enough.
Do you know what? I've always liked Vostroyans and considered to buy a blister or two, but when seeing this log... Well, that drove the nail firmly home, I'll tell you! :D

Voronwe

Light of the Emperor
03-03-2007, 19:53
GW so owes me!

Thanks for the comments guys! In a strange turn of events I now have a huge order to send to GW so there will be a lot of neat stuff to show in the coming weeks.

Anybody know of a good black primer?

Voronwe[MQ]
03-03-2007, 20:01
I only know of the GW one - there isn't much around here in the harsh tundra of Dalarna, as 18th century Parisians'd see it. Perhaps the strange turn of events could be interpreted as a pay - or'd bribe be more correct? - from GW that covers most of the costs for the army and allows you to catch up more people out there in the Vostroyan roullet? ;)

Anyway, I'll be a happy chap now that things'll get up living in the eleventh!

Voronwe

Light of the Emperor
04-03-2007, 14:39
I ordered enough stuff to make a 3rd squad in 1st platoon, some bitz to finish my snipers (two lying down) and one standing, and the cherubs for my heavy mortars.

I said GW owes me...and guess what, they REALLY owe me know. It turns out GW cut down on the number of bitz in their inventory. So, the zzap gun chassis, which is the basis for all my heavy weapons, is no longer available individually. I now have to buy the whole gun with grots and all.
There is no way I'm spending 10 more bucks per blister just to get one piece.

So, if you've been looking at ordering some bitz, get 'em quick before they cut down even more.

And if anyone has spare big gunz, I'll buy the chassis from you.

highmarshaldave
04-03-2007, 19:22
Dude, are you in the UK or elsewhere? (US is it not?). Get a Brit to order an ship stuff to you. I think we can still get any part you name.

Dave out.

rrchristensen
04-03-2007, 20:12
Dude, are you in the UK or elsewhere? (US is it not?). Get a Brit to order an ship stuff to you. I think we can still get any part you name.

Dave out.

This kind of thing works. I had GW US send a bitz order to a friend of mine in the States, and she sent it on to me. Shipping was LOW, compared to what I would have paid if I had GWUS ship directly. ($10 domestic to my friend + her expense of $7 for international shipping, compared to $30 international shipping for GW US.)

FURTHERMORE, this approach was MUCH cheaper in shipping AS WELL AS for the individual bitz if I had ordered from GW UK. MUCH cheaper. AND I found a few things on GW US that didn't show up on GW UK one. (However, this is also true the other way around so have a rummage on both sites. Some things are even cheaper in the UK).

So I was happy.

Light of the Emperor
04-03-2007, 21:00
I checked out the GW store in the UK but the only bitz available for the Zzap gun are the grot crewmen.

highmarshaldave
04-03-2007, 21:02
Did you try a bits search (of course you did. . .).

Dave out.

Light of the Emperor
04-03-2007, 21:06
Is it any different from plugging zzap AND gun into the search function? I did get the gun itself as an individual bit, but not the chassis.

BodhiTree
04-03-2007, 21:53
Those army shots are quite good. Your painting is just as good from far away as it is close up. That, and you make me look lazy, you meanie.

FarseerUshanti
04-03-2007, 21:54
Try actually calling mail order for the bit or look through the GW catalog at a nearby store. I have found that you can often still buy bits that aren't on the GW Online Sotre, but you have to call them to order them.

Light of the Emperor
04-03-2007, 22:01
@BodhiTree: you're not lazy, you're just finding the perfect inspiration...

@FarseerUshanti: I called mail order and the guy looked through the catalog and found nothing either. Its been completely removed from the system.

I need to find some Ork players...I LOVE ORKS! Just disrregard the fact they are my Vostroyan's dire enemy...

Light of the Emperor
07-03-2007, 23:02
The 11th shall be back and stronger than ever! After some purchases I once more have a large amount of models and by happy coincidence have the next 10 days off. Time to make the Emperor proud!

The primer ran out on the commissar, but I need to fix the shovel hand a little bit. I added a few things to him like yarricks sash. The officer has become a sgt. with a simple weapon swap.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3125.jpg

Finally have these guys flying around the mortars:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3124.jpg

And a mock up, WIP of two more "ratlings":
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3123.jpg

There's also one more sniper and a full squad of troops.

Rictus
07-03-2007, 23:15
The cherubs are looking very nice.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you achieve in the next ten days:D

orangesm
07-03-2007, 23:19
Definitely like the Cherubs

ghostmaker12
07-03-2007, 23:23
hey man i havent been on this thread for quite some while and what i see your doing an amazing job on your minis. 1 question is the ratling supposed to be next to a dead guy or a guy sleeping? if you do that you should check out MGS 3 snake eater they have a character named "the END" who kind of sleeps. below is a pic of him and a link to youtube showing how cool he is...

the pic...
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g181/ghostmaker12/theend.gif


the video link...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bqHPierX3M

schoolcormorant
07-03-2007, 23:38
oh yeah he's a sniper, a crack shot.
i love that game :D

stuff looks good, pull all ten fingers out - one a day ;)

SC

Gonfrask
07-03-2007, 23:46
The idea of the cherubins is great!!!!!! I would never think something like that!!!

Light of the Emperor
08-03-2007, 00:34
Cheers guys!

Ratlings have the "go to ground" rule or whatever its called nowadays. Those two snipers are laying low, scoping the area. So in essence, both snipers are fully awake and ready. It just gave me an excuse to use a large base and save some money by using casualty models.

ghostmaker12
08-03-2007, 01:12
okay well its darn well represented. it looks like the guy with his face down is listing for on coming movement.

Lithian
08-03-2007, 04:39
First, great army, and great urban terrain. :cool: Iíve been following for quite awhile, checking in every night, and you have something to be hugely proud about. Youíre one of the inspirations on Warseer to get my rear in gear and get to painting again.



Anybody know of a good black primer?

I use Krylon semi-flat black (not ultra-flat). Dries flat (duh) up against the model without diminishing the details, but without that grit, if you know what I mean. It gives the mini a little sheen, but doesnít shed paint like a gloss would. And, you can get it cheap from Wally World. My 0.02. :)

Later!

Still learning
08-03-2007, 06:53
Brilliany LoE, i really love your heavy mortars, i just finished my DK one (link in sig) and there really fun to paint. One on my fav kits from FW so far,

Any chance will be seeing some of the new Heavy Aty?

bram kuijpers
08-03-2007, 08:21
hey man i havent been on this thread for quite some while and what i see your doing an amazing job on your minis. 1 question is the ratling supposed to be next to a dead guy or a guy sleeping? if you do that you should check out MGS 3 snake eater they have a character named "the END" who kind of sleeps. below is a pic of him and a link to youtube showing how cool he is...

are you gonna do snake as wel? he would make a great officer,commando,veteran sergeant just an idea. i like the flying mortars your opponent wont see that comming.

Voronwe[MQ]
08-03-2007, 09:44
Good swapping on the commissar and sergeant! The shell-cherrubs are great and really ecovative. I'm liking the "ratling" team too, of course. :)

Voronwe

Zodiac
08-03-2007, 11:41
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3123.jpg

Guy 1: Dude Orks!!

Guy 2: Whaazat? .. "grumble"

Nice figures, really characterful..
And I LOVE the commissar.. he's full of character.
The spade adds to his "Being-cool"ness.. or ship.. or whatever.

Light of the Emperor
10-03-2007, 21:22
The fun assortment of extra figs inducted into the heavy mortar squad that will make them worthy of the title: "Imperial". It just ain't Imperial without half human half robot writers, flying babies and exploding psykers.
That's right, LotE is putting the Imperial back into Imperial Guard.

More work needed:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3126.jpg

At least one finished cherub:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3128.jpg

Rictus
10-03-2007, 21:30
Oh they look good, damn good. The cherub loading the Mortar is inspired.

Still don't like Vossies much but I love your army and everything you have done with them.

Light of the Emperor
10-03-2007, 21:35
Haha, thanks Rictus. I'll make a believer out of you yet...

Pfreck
10-03-2007, 21:56
Awesome work like always LotE! I'm looking forward to see the other two Heavy Mortars finished too.

old guard
10-03-2007, 22:29
really sweet, love the whole cherub thing, keep it coming

Steel_Legion
10-03-2007, 22:47
agreed, that was a stroke of genious that was! Are all 3 mortars going to have the same thing? might get a touch repetative

Light of the Emperor
11-03-2007, 00:46
Only two will have it. The cherub on the left will be pinned to the top of the wheel.

Sling
11-03-2007, 10:29
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/Wicked_Cold/100_3128.jpg
Vossy 1: Onoes! The cherub is gonna fire the mortar! Lets get outa here!
Psyker: ****! Its gonna boom!
Vossy 2: What are ya doin'?! The firstborn never run away!
:p

Great job as allways LotE.

rrchristensen
11-03-2007, 15:10
Only two will have it. The cherub on the left will be pinned to the top of the wheel.

no no no! Pin it UNDER the wheel, in the sense that it's been run over by the giant gun. Add some blood splatter. "Collateral Damage" is the Imperial Guard's middle name.

Vossy 1: Ohnoes! the cherub's done gone run over!
Vossy 2: I TOLD you to be careful with that thing! Now we have to go back for another vat-grown servitor thingie to handle the munitions! We'll be holding up the entire multi-million strong army behind us until we manhandle this gun off the road!
Vossy 1 & 2: HERE COMES THE COMMISSAR! OHSHITOHSHITOHSHIT!