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30-06-2007, 22:52
Excellent now you just have to get more Artillery ;)

30-06-2007, 22:56
That is...such a cool army :eek: I love it :)

Can't wait for the squats.

cheers, the spam man

Light of the Emperor
30-06-2007, 22:57
Haha yeah there really isn't much in the way of artillery...yet. Irfpio is sending me a lot of handmade wheels and once I get those, I'm buying 2 of these:

Counts as basilisks.

I'm also getting 2 more thudd guns. Further down the road I might get a bombard or medusa.

old guard
30-06-2007, 22:59
Allways enjoyed seing these guys but like I said before MORE ARTY I know you have looked at options so here's another,

Enjoy and keep 'em coming chap.

EDIT: Its almost telepathic! or is that telepathetic?

30-06-2007, 23:07
Wow, that gun in old guards link is huge! Is that the same gun your getting old guard?

cheers, the spa man

old guard
30-06-2007, 23:12
No. I did my own towed Arty a while back, just spotted this the other day and reading through this evening thought it would be perfect for LOtE, but obviously 'great' minds think alike.

It is I think in many respects better than the FW gun and has a great 'BIG' like only it can be in 40K feel.

Light of the Emperor
30-06-2007, 23:17
That is exactly what I wanted to see...thanks Old Guard!

It is indeed a big gun, but is very similar to what FW made. The Vostroyans seem to be modelled on hero scale so the size difference won't be as glaring.

30-06-2007, 23:38
Wonderfull army, congratulations :D

01-07-2007, 02:04
Curse you, it's 4 in the moring, I just read through the thread (again) and wrote a page of fluff regarding my future vossies...
One inspiring thread this is, man. Looking forward to see more!

Light of the Emperor
01-07-2007, 04:08
Haha, thanks!

Just a heads up to everyone FIREBASE 4 is out now. Download it on the Warseer home page and make sure to read the intro 40K short story ;) !

01-07-2007, 04:35
Haha, thanks!

Just a heads up to everyone FIREBASE 4 is out now. Download it on the Warseer home page and make sure to read the intro 40K short story ;) !

Amazing LotE, your army, and this thread, have come such a long way.

Thanks for the heads-up regarding Firebase 4! I copy edited for it! Yay!

(don't lynch me for errors)


old guard
01-07-2007, 08:22
That is exactly what I wanted to see...thanks Old Guard!


My absolute pleasure sir!:) I look forward to seing your take on this beast in that rather snazzy green you always achieve. Bring 'em on!

01-07-2007, 08:25
wonderful. Its awe inspiring to see an army completed and on the tabletop like that. I used to think such things didnt exist....merely the stuff of legend. great work.

01-07-2007, 18:17
The army shots are great LotE. Even though I have avidly followed the thread I hadn't hit me how many of them you had actually done.

Can't wait for the squats & co and the big guns. Ultramar on WIP did a great job with his but i'm really looking forward to seeing the LotE Vossie treatment.

Light of the Emperor
02-07-2007, 03:41
To give you an idea of the squats:


This badly painted guy is from my old DH force. Added a purity seal, eagle and scope for a 40K look. I'll be going with the dwarf engineers as they are somewhat more hi-tech.

02-07-2007, 04:53
oh very nice....

well done on the vossies - they look great - really can't wait to see all the beautiful squats you will do.

02-07-2007, 21:05
Hmmm, I'm not so sure about that squat...it looks a little too fantasy. How about giving him a lasgun?

cheers, the spam man

Light of the Emperor
02-07-2007, 22:11
Keep in mind I'm not using him, he's only an example...but its a good suggestion nonetheless.

If I buy him again I could probably resculpt the muzzle and add the lasgun muzzle to it. There's not a lot of "free" metal. Everything is attached to something else making it nigh impossible to cut something away without losing detail. I was drawn to him because of the goggles and gun. I could probably greenstuff all the dwarf faced jewelry...who knows.

02-07-2007, 22:27
Oh cool then, sorry mate :D can't wait to see some space dwarves !!

08-07-2007, 00:20
Thanks LotE for inspiring me to paint my vostroyans! I have only played 2 games of 40k so now I need to paint my first force up and gain some experience!
I am very greatful and I looooove your army :)

I am gonna shamelessely steal your painting scheme but also parts of your "theme". My army won't have any tanks... only artillery support. I'm thinking of doing an infantry company and then explaining that the artillery was assigned to them.

What they look like:

Officer (http://static.pici.se/pictures/sVqLKrCVH.jpg)

Love ya!

08-07-2007, 00:26
looks like you are inspiring people left right and center Light! I still dream about your games room......

Light of the Emperor
08-07-2007, 00:45
@Puddy: Wow, a jump into 40K with the guard! Very nice. I'm glad you found some inspiration in my force. That Vostroyan looks really good too. Will we be seeing a project log of your own army?

@calcipher: I know right? I never thought I'd help inspire this many people...not that its a bad thing ;). I'm currently cleaning the game room up a bit and its gonna have some new additions: a horus heresy poster signed by Graham McNeill who I met at GamesDay, all the 2nd edition codicies, a finally complete 40k black library and hopefully some new additions to my cityfight table.

Irfpio also sent out some bitz for me so I can finish up my veteran squad and get started on some real artillery.

08-07-2007, 00:47
What do they say..."imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" or some such.

08-07-2007, 00:51
Mmmm, return to his City fight table, Vossie Artillery or the Thunderhawk....I can't decide which one I want to see you do first, any chance of you have a couple of clones knocking around meaing you can tackle them all?

Light of the Emperor
08-07-2007, 00:59
Haha I wish I did.
The T-Hawk needs all those stupid resin stubs removed from its larger pieces (my kingdom for a dremmel!) followed by an extensive bath to get the mold residue off.

I need to order two of those 8 inch howitzers for coversion work...

AND I really need to print out some of those wonderful propaganda posters you made and plaster my city with them...

08-07-2007, 10:47
Love your gaming room too :)
Nice that you are going with some heavy artillery, I just ripped apart my basilisk to steal the cannon and make a towable earthshaker cannon but in case I want several with a uniform look, do you know where I can buy artillery guns that with some conversion are turned into earthshakers?

I feel tempted to go forgeworld but it's 58 quid...

Oh and by the way, I paint too slowly to have a log.

Light of the Emperor
08-07-2007, 13:49
Here (http://www.hobbytron.com/model/M1158HowitzerAFVClubModelTanks.html) is what I'm using. When converted, it looks just like FWs big guns but a lot cheaper.

Light of the Emperor
09-07-2007, 00:51
The gameroom went through a good cleaning and a little makeover this weekend:



With two books coming in the mail, I now have the complete 40K Black Library!

Light of the Emperor
09-07-2007, 00:53
And some new stuff:


Graham McNeill is the man!

And a Warseer Chapter space marine, Brother Light:

09-07-2007, 01:51
Man you have the most awsome gaming room I have ever seen.
I wish I had an area like yours *drools*

Good work!

09-07-2007, 22:35
Holy s*** every time I see that mini case of yours my jaw breaks.....

My pocket money is going down for all these casts we have to buy but I love it :)

the angel chosen
09-07-2007, 23:05
i have stalked this thread for mouths now and i just have to say this is ťavy metal standard! god work:p

The Laughing God
11-07-2007, 15:33
I like the highlights on brother light,

The gameroom is now complete until you buy another display case.;)

-The Laughing God-

Light of the Emperor
11-07-2007, 16:10
The DKoK rough riders are driving me crazy. I really want to start working on some Vostroyan rough riders now. If any of you have Kislev Gryphon Legion models you want to sell, let me know!!!

The Laughing God
11-07-2007, 16:29
Have you looked at BB bitz? They have 20% off on all there stuff IIRC
You could see if they sell the box in biz, so you could buy enough to make one and if it turns out well get the box set.

11-07-2007, 16:51

I would go for that LotE

Light of the Emperor
11-07-2007, 16:55
Already did Puddy. In fact, I have 5 attilans as a back up plan. The Gryphon Legion are far better though as they have more fitting clothing and chainmail armor. I also don't have to cut away the large hats the attilans have.

12-07-2007, 23:23
at first nice Army, had 90% the same ideas as you have/had for your army,though im only getting started with vostroyans atm. Funny to see somebody doing the ideas i had as well ^^
My painting Scheme is green as well, though I use a darker base color and lighter highlights ;) My Ratlings will be normal Vostroyans as well, and my HW are mounted on wheels as well (Though i didnt use the zapp gun chassis, but the one from the new Imperial Fantasy Rocket (see here: http://de.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.de?do=Individual&code=99120202014&orignav=9 )
Im using it as a Missile Launcher also (watch the golden angel figures under the Missiles and I think the details fit with the Vostroyans as well), oh and the gun loader has a nice, a little old looking sight (I mean the glass(es)) and a feather cap, but i still use converted Vostroyans as loaders (cut off the lasgun with some tools i have laying here, but not quite sure what they are called in english ;), but its quite easy to Convert Metal Minis with it.

Anyway, let me say what a lot of people said before me, you managed to get a very unique and good looking vostroyan army, with all that fluff and such, wich noby will be able to copy 100%. At letme say again, that your army looks fantastic ;)

I got to shower now, with all that slime on me now xD Anyway, think im going to bed now, its 01:22 here in Germany and im realy tired.

15-07-2007, 19:51
you said somthing about "Fall leaves"

any chance of a link? need camoflage ideas for upcoming Kasakrin

Light of the Emperor
15-07-2007, 20:05
I plan on using THIS (http://www.barrule.com/Workshop/scratch%20builders%20paradise/leaves,%20feuilles,%20blatter,%20fogli.html) for my bases...the brown one that is.
If you are looking for camo ideas, then you should try a search in the M,P&T forum.

17-07-2007, 13:41
Light of the Emperor, why do you have to be so talented?

:( I suck at painting.

Light of the Emperor
17-07-2007, 14:30
You're doing fine Hallowed! My first two and a half armies were terribly painted. I actually used those testors paints that come in the little glass containers. What was I thinking!?
It's all about patience and practice. The more you paint, the better you'll get. Something clicks after a while and painting becomes a lot better.

I should be getting a package in the mail soon that has all the bitz I need to FINALLY start painting my veteran squad. In the end, the squad will have a banner bearer (just for show), 3 special weapons, a drummer (just for show), 4 shotgunners and a Vet. Sgt. The standard color scheme will apply except for the hats. The vets will get feathers and the color will be different.
My army has 3 hat schemes: cream (standard trooper), white (sergeants/officers), leopard skin (veterans). I want to throw black in somewhere so that might be my basilisk troops (aka tank units) or rough riders.

I also managed to get 2 zzap gun chassis so now I only need 5 more!

The search for Kislev Gryphon Legion continues...

Inquisitor Strife
18-07-2007, 04:26
This army has progressed to one hell of a mean green killing machine.

Light of the Emperor
21-07-2007, 16:47
Thanks Inquisitor.

Rally Firstborn!

Two new zzap gun based heavy weapons:

21-07-2007, 18:05
Looking good LotE.

I have just realised I have some Warhammer chariot wheels, one pair of the wheels on the left and one pair of another design. Do you need any more wheels for heavy weapons as you are welcome to these if you do?

Light of the Emperor
23-07-2007, 15:11
Thanks Rictus!

I'll gladly take them from you if you don't need them. I'll send you a PM.

I have 3 more zzap gun chassis coming my way, courtesy of Getz. That leaves me needing 2 more!

Progress is slow at the moment and I'm going on vacation soon. Rest assured, the Vostroyans will be back in full force soon. The November GT in Baltimore is the target. I will probably have to drop the artillery theme (no FW rules for heavy mortars/ thudd guns) and go with a more "standard" guard list. That would mean the inclusion of some Leman Russ tanks. For now, I want to finish off the infantry and get my hands on those blasted rough riders! :p

24-07-2007, 06:04
nice work LotE
i might have a zapp cannon chassis and i definetly have a pair of empire wheels if you need them
ill have a look around for them
now get working on the roughriders, i want to see some


24-07-2007, 17:40
oooh, I like the idea of seeing some tanks.

The WH wheels will be in the post tomorrow, would of been today but got a bit delayed and couldn't get to the post office in time.

26-07-2007, 03:02
Hey Light of the Emperor, if you're looking for wooden wheels for your weapons, maybe this MIGHT be a good substitute

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Foundry-Miniatures-British-Napoleonic-Artillery-Piece_W0QQitemZ160140085572QQihZ006QQcategoryZ1181 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Just a suggestion.

26-07-2007, 04:42
Looking good!
I'm back :p I'll try check back through all the pages I have missed.
Omg your non red Vostryan army is sweet as hell. Your giving me the urge to buy a plane ticket to New Hamshire right now.....to steal....Err i meant play against them :)
One thing have you done much more on your cityfight table???

Btw i think my avatar is part of your army.

Light of the Emperor
31-07-2007, 00:01
11th Vostroyan Veterans: The Honor Guard

Unlike other "noble" Guard regiments, veteran status amongst the Vostroyans is earned, not granted or born into. This creates a group of battle hardened warriors who stand in the face of insurmountable odds. After witnessing a lone squad of veterans fight to the last against a rampaging ork horde, Imperial Scribe Tavius Vall penned the now famous words: "The Honor Guard dies but it does not surrender".

More befitting the parade field than the dark battlefields of the far future, the uniforms of the 11th Vostroyan veterans symbolize archaic romanticism and untarnished honor.
Linking to ancient terran traditions which predate even the birth of the Imperium, the veterans march to battle in starched uniforms, covered with animal skins, feathers, bright colors and glistening metals. Much like their Mordian and Praetorian bretheren, the Vostroyans shun camoflague and the veterans bear their heraldy with vigour.

One of the highest awards a Firstborn can obtain is the Honor Guard Shako. Covered in leopard fur and topped with the feather of an Imperial eagle, these hats inspire awe amongst friends and create fear in the face of the enemy. Even more unnerving is the constant drumming of a tundra march whilst the battle rages. Exclusive to the 11th, the drummer's percussions mimic the thuds of exploding artillery.

The Honor Guard of the 11th prefers the M22 Vostroyan Pattern Shotgun which incorporates the distinct wooden stock found amongst the Firstborn regiments. In addition to a concentrated selection of special weapons, each unit fields a drummer and a massive banner which recount the tales of fabled charges and epic last stands.

I can now finally get started on some of the squad so here's a WIP shots to get the ball rolling again.


31-07-2007, 00:37
Sweet conversions, really love the look of them.
Your army is really unique, been a fan of it for a long time :D

31-07-2007, 01:02
Already saw those guys in my mental mind, we have very similar ideas, but youre a bit faster ^^

What are the feathers taken from? They look cool! And in kind of founf that scheme for the Officers hat, but it doesnt really fit with green tunics :( maybe do something about the hat scheme, ill try to get it fit.
Cool Shotguns btw :)

Light of the Emperor
31-07-2007, 02:04
Cheers Hallowed!

@zx3: I think the leopard scheme can fit with the green tunics if you use the right colors. I myself am concerned with the feathers and the fur color...they might be a little too jarring for each other. We'll see I guess.
The feathers are from the Empire Outriders. The hat on the left is the lion helmet from the Empire General box.

31-07-2007, 02:54
Light of the Emperor, just want to ask, would Vostroyans look good as stormtroopers for my guard army? The gas masked ones anyway...

Heru Talon
31-07-2007, 03:08
Light of the Emperor, just want to ask, would Vostroyans look good as stormtroopers for my guard army? The gas masked ones anyway...

I would say yes, if you gave them power packs, and connecting cables to their "hellguns"...

31-07-2007, 03:27
cool shotgun idea

31-07-2007, 06:39
Vostryoans have a small backpack, i attached a cavle to it and the weapon, so it looks like hellguns :)

Light of the Emperor
31-07-2007, 12:49
Yeah, a guitar cable would be perfect. Just have it snake around to the back rebreather pack.

31-07-2007, 12:51
I took 2 of 4 inenr cables of an old USB mouse, i think 2 cables next to each other look better than one thick.

Light of the Emperor
02-08-2007, 00:20
Heavy Mortar banner bearer is ready for priming. 4 Vets and 2 heavy weapons are primed and ready for paint. This weekend shall be productive...finally.


The head comes from the Empire outriders. It's the perfect size to sculpt shakos.

02-08-2007, 00:31
Awesome work LotE!

02-08-2007, 00:53
Sweet man!

02-08-2007, 21:33
I don't really like him, but hes nice converted (regarding it's kinda hard to convert metal minis), let me have a look at him primed :)

02-08-2007, 22:37
Because of the angle he looks like he has a stunted right arm. Looks nice still.

By the way what is his left foot resting on?

02-08-2007, 22:43
he's quite clearly defending his lunch :p


02-08-2007, 22:59
Naturally he doesn't want the enemy to get hold of his cheese and crisp sandwiches, his lemon drink or his packet of salted nuts. And any man (or Ork, or Eldar, or 'nid) who touches his doughnut gets the banner pole rammed where it hurts (actually do 'nids have an anus?).

03-08-2007, 00:53
"back offff maaaaan! this is my lunch!" hehe,

03-08-2007, 03:17
What theme are you gonna paint his lunchbox? Spiderman, Transformers, Adeptus Mechanicus? :p

I'd like to see another shot, his arm does look suspiciously...hmm, well, stubby from the angle you have so kindly provided us.


Light of the Emperor
03-08-2007, 03:49
Haha...It's the steel legion sgt's arm. It's just the angle...trust me. If you remember the other standard bearer, its the same arm.

The lunchbox would definately have to be power rangers. :D
Seriously though, its the artillery box that comes with the Empire cannon.

It'll look better painted.
Thanks for the comments...keep 'em coming!

03-08-2007, 04:26
I wish i had the willpower and motivation you have

Light of the Emperor
03-08-2007, 04:36
Well I just keep thinking WWTED...What Would The Emperor Do? Did he give up when Horus was beating him down? No! He smote his former son with all his might! And you can do the same...symbolically of course...in reference to painting...

I'm motivated a few ways. First, I don't play unpainted armies. I really want to start getting some games in, but I'm holding off. Second, I have all the nice people here on Warseer offering kind and suggestions and I don't want to let 'em down. Third, my family really likes what I'm doing...especially my mum who thinks the Vostroyans are awesome. Finally, I want to get them ready for the Baltimore GT.

I admit its tough sometimes to sit down and continue painting them. It gets pretty routine...all green, then metals, then ink washes, etc. But, the end result looks pretty good and it makes all the time and effort worth it.
With faith in Him we cannot fail!

This log has been seriously lacking painted models for quite some time. Tomorrow is fully devoted to painting some new stuff. Hopefully I'll have stuff to show this weekend.

03-08-2007, 04:42
Yeah i guess im sick of painting the same models over and over, and im never happy with how they look and i get the sh*ts and chuck a fit. I DID have a nice commissar painted, but i flipped out cos i couldnt do his face properly and it got thrown across the room into the wall :S

Thanks for the advice, and yeah at least you have some decnet models to show for your time and effort, mine arent even finished and they look like dogsh*t.

03-08-2007, 06:42
Your Vostroyans are just awesome man! Really looking forward to see more of them painted :D

P.S: Personally, i would actually paint the "lunchbox" as a lunchbox, with one of the cool themes already suggested, just because the idea is so *********** funny. And it would be a nice little easteregg in an otherwise completely fluffy army.

03-08-2007, 10:01
Not much can be said but, awesome!

03-08-2007, 11:02
Amazing models. Im really impressed with how much variety you've been able to work into the Vostroyan models. My favourite has to be your Veteran with 'lion helmet' from the Empire commander.
Definatly one of my favourite threads in all of Warseer. Keep up the great work!

04-08-2007, 23:33
Sorry LOTE, i feel terrible now for the bad comment. But I really don't like the standard arm. But my hopes are that he'll look better painted.

Keep it up ;)

Light of the Emperor
05-08-2007, 02:55
It's all good zx3. The standard arm does need some green stuff in the gap, but it'll look completely natural on the model once painted.

I'm almost done with the first 5 veterans. Pretty much just the hat, feathers and bases. Should be done tomorrow evening.

05-08-2007, 06:01
This is one great looking army. Canít wait to see more artillery pieces.

05-08-2007, 13:43
Hey LotE,

Nice to see how your army grows and grows. I can't beleve that you still are at fully interests after so many mini's. Keep it up!
I'm looking forward to see the Artillery pieces. :)


Light of the Emperor
05-08-2007, 20:14
First five veterans are complete! Well...except bases but my back is killing me right now so no go on that 'till tomorrow.



I think the Jaguar hats came out alright. I'm actually very happy with them. The splash of color will definately make them stand out...how ironic then that they are my infiltrators...

05-08-2007, 20:18
veh nice *thumbs up* :)

the jaguar motif has worked nicely


05-08-2007, 20:20
Looks great! Love the hats! One suggestion, take the magazines of of Space marine bolters and use them on the las carbines, they look really cool!

05-08-2007, 20:46
Very cool.... you have done an awesome job on your army.

05-08-2007, 20:48
As usual, another great job there old bean. I love the Jaguar hats!!!

Light of the Emperor
05-08-2007, 20:50
Thanks guys!

SC seems to set record response posting times...I like it!

The next 5 guys will arrive in due time and will consist of a powerfist sgt with antique long-las pistol, a banner bearer with half the standard covered in leopard fur, a grenade launcher and 2 melta troopers.

I'm currently working on a lascannon to finish up 2nd platoon completely.

05-08-2007, 21:31
I think the Jaguar hats came out alright. I'm actually very happy with them. The splash of color will definately make them stand out...how ironic then that they are my infiltrators...

theyre obviously that good at going unnoticed that people never even see them :P

05-08-2007, 21:56
No, The hats are such a crime against fashion that people just try and ignore them.

05-08-2007, 22:32
Dude, those are the shiznit!!!!

05-08-2007, 23:12
wow so cool, I love the yellow, but I have to say the guns on the left two in the first pic look a little like cut off stock guns, you might want to put a round short barrel at the end?

maybe, just a suggestion:)

cheers, keep up the good work.

06-08-2007, 00:29
Those veterans look suitably pompous, I love them.

The Laughing God
06-08-2007, 01:05
I like the jarguar helmet, looks cool.

-The Laughing God-

06-08-2007, 01:19
Nice. I like your veterans alot, lots of character to them.

Rogue 7
06-08-2007, 02:08
Looks like they could only manage to find one jaguar, so they split it :p Painting is excellent, as always.

06-08-2007, 08:35
I have only just found this thread and think your army is awesome.
I havent found anything that tells me how effective it is in games though...

Light of the Emperor
06-08-2007, 17:51
Thanks everyone.

@Tyranoodle: This army has not yet seen an actual game. I don't play an army until all units are complete. While my army is centered around the artillery theme, my Baltimore GT list will be a bit more "competitive" by including some leman russ tanks, hellhounds, etc.
On paper, this list seems pretty good. I hope they'll perform well too.

06-08-2007, 18:29
I love everything in this good work on these minis! ^^ I kinda think that the yellow for the hats on the veterans are a bit to bright I think you should have made them more brownish still good job looking forward on seeing more :)

06-08-2007, 19:36
The vets look great, that yellow makes a great contrast to the green greatcoats. I'd agree with Sir.Spam that the guns could do with a little something on the end. Something like the end of a bolter barrel just to make them look a little more finished...

07-08-2007, 06:58
Excellent conversions and painting - awesome work as usual, LotE! :) :cool:

07-08-2007, 08:23
I'm contnually impressed by these Vossies, it makes me want to unpack and start mine (no, must be strong, fight the urge, finish the cadians first ;)
Great stuff :)

Light of the Emperor
08-08-2007, 15:26
Ok, ok you guys got me...I'll add a muzzle of some kind. Thanks for the input!

Well, I finished up a lascannon gun and crew. Pictures later today.

I also just posted up my current "Wanted" list. Any help would be great! You can find it HERE (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97763).

Now then, I think I'm on to something with my Rough Rider dilema. The lascannon spotter seems like a viable candidate for conversion. I'd have to cut his lower half off and dremel around certain bitz that cover his waist. I'd then attach it to the attilan RR legs and greenstuff any gaps, add new bitz, etc. I'd also cut away the trigger handle he is holding. His right hand will have a brass rod spear and his left will hold the reins of his horse.
I think the conversion is feasible and I shall give it a shot.
In the long term however, I can't see myself doing this 16 times. So, I guess I need to find a local company to perhaps cast the rest for me...

Crazy Ivan
08-08-2007, 19:41
Now then, I think I'm on to something with my Rough Rider dilema. The lascannon spotter seems like a viable candidate for conversion. I'd have to cut his lower half off and dremel around certain bitz that cover his waist. I'd then attach it to the attilan RR legs and greenstuff any gaps, add new bitz, etc. I'd also cut away the trigger handle he is holding. His right hand will have a brass rod spear and his left will hold the reins of his horse.
I think the conversion is feasible and I shall give it a shot.
In the long term however, I can't see myself doing this 16 times. So, I guess I need to find a local company to perhaps cast the rest for me...
Did you mean the Lascannon gunner? Because if you mean the spotter you'd have to GS his face too. :confused: I could see it working with the gunner though. But wouldn't doing that 16 times make your Rough Riders rather look the same? Maybe the Mortar Loader is a good one too? He doesn't have much of a gun or something in front of his body: remove the mortar shell, add a spear and GS a hand might work, I think. Although I have as good as no conversion experience... Also I suspect the officer with the Boltpistol and the Chainsword would make a nice RR sergeant.

Light of the Emperor
08-08-2007, 19:42
Well my GT dream has just been shattered...

Tickets are sold out :cries:
I didn't even know they released them. I thought it was a gradual release instead of all at once.

If anyone reading this has a ticket and can't go for some reason, please let me know!

Argh, I'm kicking myself for this...

08-08-2007, 21:05
Hmmm the Attilian Roughrider legs are definately an options for your Roughriders, and it would be realtively easy to add some detailing to the tunic on them, though that does limit you to the older plastic horses really without additional work.

Torso wise though, while I agree the Lascannon Torso is probably your better bet of whats existingly available I'd be more tempted to have a crack at sculpting, I mean your going to have to do your arms anyway really, and heads are caparatively easy (try hasselfree minatures for a base to work off of), you could sculpt and cast off a single torso with the arm with the reins as a single piece, a second component could be made of the lance holding arm potentially with a couple of options. The head could be added individually to each model with greenstuff bearskin, it sounds quite a bit of work on paper but infact I dont think it would end up being much more work then the conversion your proposing once you factor in casting.

Light of the Emperor
08-08-2007, 22:29
That would be nice Col. Gravis, but I'm happy if I can even get a pouch to look like a pouch! I really lack sculpting skills. Bearskins I can do...barely. That's about it.

Crazy Ivan: Yeah I meant the gunner. I admit it would look the same, but there's not much that can be done.

Here's the lascannon team...not the best picture...kinda yellowish:

09-08-2007, 01:47
Sweet lascannon team.
Your army rules

09-08-2007, 02:31
I check in regularly but always forget to comment.

Awesome work man, your persistence and execution of this army is impressive and vastly above and beyond anything i would have been able to acheive in the same amount of time (took me 3 yrs to finish 1750pt army). Congratulations and keep it up :D



P.s. I really like those veterans too :D

09-08-2007, 02:45
great lascannon team there Light of, in fact great whole army, nad game room.

it has occured to me that, although i have followed this log from the begining, i have never posted in it. so here i am! great stuff!

09-08-2007, 23:17
That's a very nice army you've got there. I'm jealous. Pity I hate painting my chaos marines. I want a nice, big 40k army.

Light of the Emperor
10-08-2007, 01:59
Cheers to everyone. I really do appreciate the kind words (and criticism when its needed ;) ).

Now then, with BW bitz down for the moment, I'm wondering if anyone can help me out. I'm looking for Empire Outrider feathers, Empire Statetroop feathers and Space Marine Iron Halos.
I'm also looking for 2 V. Officers with power fist and one with power sword. I have other Vostroyans to trade.
And, of course, the zzap gun chassis (almost there!)

Next up in the painting line are 2 flame troopers, an autocannon, and a banner bearer.

I finish up my internship end of next week so hopefully I'll be able to finish my commission work and mini exchange model and get started on the T-Hawk.

10-08-2007, 02:02
Your army rules..... wish i had your painting skills.

11-08-2007, 08:07
That would be nice Col. Gravis, but I'm happy if I can even get a pouch to look like a pouch! I really lack sculpting skills. Bearskins I can do...barely. That's about it.

Hmmm okay, um, with the Lascannon Gunner torso you'd be just using the hands as is? After removing the firing mechanism and tidying?

I'm just trying to pick out which other torso's could be used with minimal GSing required for a bit of variety.

The Sergeant would probably be an option IMHO, removing the pistol to be replaced with a Lance shaft would be easy enough, the arm could be cut just below the shoulder guard and reangled downwards with a little GS filling, no actual sculpting. The hands already in a grip just requiring the pointing finger to be cut away and replaced with a sausage. Remove the pouches and the chainmail would be easy enough to repair and extend onto the legs, just flatten out some GS and then use a scapel to continue the pattern. A little work, but nothing too complex sculpting wise.

If you were to get on alright with changing the angle of arms the Officer with Chainsword and Bolt Pistol might become a good squad Sergeant option (as long as you dont mind not having a pistol just a CCW), the arm with the bolt pistol could again be cut off below the shoulder guard, reangled again with gs filling with the pistol removed to hold the reins.

Just to chuck another chain of thought into the melting pot, the Attilian legs fit on the new Pistoller/Outrider horses though again a little gap filling might be desirable, the torso's meanwhile would be IMHO suitable for Vosy Roughriders, would need a little work, basicly just a belt in gs to make the join between legs and torso (the join on the trousers is wider then the bottom of the torso section). That does'nt solve the arm or head issue though, and at the moment I'm a bit stimped as how that could be covered without resorting back to Vosy metals for bits which makes the idea largely pointless (given the RR lance arm I dont think would work), if anyones got any ideas though perhaps theres something there, I'm not sure.

Feathers wise, if you cant get hold of enough from the US let me know, as I've been using the kits for my horses I've got three box sets worth here.

12-08-2007, 10:08
Hmm looks ace, did you use my Jaguar Sceme?
And the Lascannonteams base rim looks a bit weird, maybe too thick, don't know. Everything's good as usual ;)

Light of the Emperor
12-08-2007, 13:49
@zx3: Yep, I did use your jag color recipie but I left out the last step of mixing yellow and graveyard earth. The base is indeed quite thick which is why I took it off already.

12-08-2007, 19:48
Oh cool :)

Well i think I shouldn't care that much 'bout my Orks anymore and concentrate on painting my Vossies. But Ork Freebooterz from the 90's are so damn appealing..

Have you decided on what to take for your cav already?

The Laughing God
13-08-2007, 19:09
I want to see how the roughriders turn out. Should look cool when there done.

-The Laughing God-

Light of the Emperor
16-08-2007, 03:45
Finally got some other work out of the way so prepare yourselves for a non Vostroyan update!

Isildur. He made the first cut at Baltimore. I finished him up now:

And some inquisition cities of death commission work:

And one of my two Warseer mini exchange models:

Now then, I'm currently working on the second mini for the exchange. I also finished a Vostroyan autocannon.

With two weeks left before going back to college, the goal is to get a good start on the thunderhawk while I piece together the massive jumbles that are my rough riders and remaining vets. Ya'll know the drill...


16-08-2007, 03:59
great stuff as always. i wish i had two weeks to work on stuff, but school starts on monday for me :(.

16-08-2007, 04:16
WOW your witch hunter inquisitor is beautiful man! I wish i could paint with that much skill :(

16-08-2007, 05:31
Wow LotE, that Witch hunter is your best painting yet - well done! :) :cool:

16-08-2007, 07:11
Wow, I admire the painting on the Inquisitorial troopers - especially the Rhino. Wonderfully clean painting, I love the style it has (however, I prefer more damaged and rusty look).
Great work!

17-08-2007, 01:14
Man, you've seriously become better with practise. I mean your models were good from the 1st test mini, but jeez, you've become great at painting heaps fast.

Light of the Emperor
20-08-2007, 21:18
With the non Vostroyan update out of the way, here is one on nothing but the 11th!

This is the start of a 3 team autocannon squad. They may eventually join a third platoon but that's down the road yet...

The completed mortar banner alongside his comrades:

And his arm length which was questioned...

2 flamers to replace the melta gunners from my special weapons squad. The latter two will join the veterans.

Death Korp
20-08-2007, 21:21
Groovy standard bearers! How did you make them? And lovin' the scheme still. :)


Light of the Emperor
20-08-2007, 21:26
Thanks DK!

They are standards from the new empire models. Just cut the arms/hands the right way and you have perfect banner bearers.

And the 11th heavy mortars taking the fight to the enemy:

20-08-2007, 21:50
I don't post here often enough...this is absolutely stunning work. Your Vostroyans are amongst the best I've ever seen, and I envy anyone who gets to play against these guys.

However, and I'm sure it's been brought up before, I think the banners are a very cool idea but look a bit plain. Then again, the shape's probably a problem with painting freehand on it.

20-08-2007, 21:51
Looking fantastic as always :)

Have you decided on devices for the other banners yet?

Also I was meaning to ask are there rules for the Thudd Guns outside of the Death Korps? A couple of people I've spoken too have indicated not, I'd really like to add some of those for my praet's later on.

20-08-2007, 21:53
great work light of. your vossies are fantastic. keep it up.

20-08-2007, 22:11
That is some amazing painting. The banner bearer is superb.

20-08-2007, 22:28
Dude, great work as always. Lovin it bigtime.

Light of the Emperor
20-08-2007, 23:12
Your input is always appreciated HM! I agree the banners are plain but I have nothing when it comes to free hand. I've tried and failed miserably. The only way they'll get free hand is if someone does it for me.

Thanks Col. Gravis. Thudd gun rules are only via the DK. I gotta get my hand's on 'em again too. In friendlies they are ok. If you are in a more competitive setting, you can probably count them as something.
I'm not sure what you mean by devices, but I'll try to answer anyways! The rough riders, thudd gun battery, vets and tanks will all get banner bearers as a way to continue the 2nd edition theme...albeit less colorful. I have something special in mind for the vet banner which will make it stand out.

Thank you also to Wizard, infelix and Ressurected.

20-08-2007, 23:55
This is just superb.

LotE, you continue to inspire and amaze!

21-08-2007, 00:27
ooooh! more updates :D

I love this project log

Death Korp
21-08-2007, 21:20
Really good work LOTE! I love them heavy weapons, i may have to 'borrow' that idea for the in concept 113th Barak Siege Regiment!

Also, the Battle picture is the Bomb! :)

Makes me want to start my 'red' Vossies again :cries:.


21-08-2007, 21:27
great work on these! and i love the green (my fave has to be the one with the pistol/axe - i love the concept sketch that models absed on too!)

and a quick question - as a guy with lots of experience with the vostroyan models, how difficult/practical would you say cutting their lasguns off and replacing them with resin autoguns would be? insane?

21-08-2007, 21:36
Your input is always appreciated HM! I agree the banners are plain but I have nothing when it comes to free hand. I've tried and failed miserably. The only way they'll get free hand is if someone does it for me.

I just thought of something, it probably won't work but it might be worth a try, how about cutting shapes out of Green Stuff? Like the 'V' of Vostroya, shouldn't be too hard, and then you could stick the shape to the banner, giving you an elevated surface to paint like the original Vostroyan banner.

Like I said, may not work, but you never know...

21-08-2007, 21:42
Yay, great syuff as usual mate. I love the Vostroyans and the mortars suit them to the ground.

Light of the Emperor
21-08-2007, 22:21
@Synapse: You can dremel the guns away, but the sheer amount of detail you'll need to resculpt is insane. The models you might actually be able to work with are the officers, the sgt, the medic, vox caster and snipers. The base troops however aren't worth the hassle IMO. You can however simply swap out the muzzles and add some GS to the power pack to make it look more like a solid round magazine.

@HM: Hmm, I think I might be able to do that. I'll give it a shot! Thanks for the idea.

@DigitsDave: Thanks!

22-08-2007, 08:58
hehe by devices I really meant whats going to be on the banners, sorry lol greenstuff would definately be an option to avoid freehand, though on that bases a paper temaplte could be used as well even more easily I suspect?

That is what I suspected about the Thudd Guns, bit of a shame, I suppose using each as a battery of mortars might work though, but sod it they look cool!

Colonel Stagler
22-08-2007, 14:02
Light of the Emperor, where did you get your display cabinet from, i was thinking of buying one but wouldnt know were to start :) If you could tell me it would help a ton :) Thanks
Stagler Out

Heru Talon
22-08-2007, 14:40
Light of the Emperor, where did you get your display cabinet from, i was thinking of buying one but wouldnt know were to start :) If you could tell me it would help a ton :) Thanks
Stagler Out

See this post in this thread (http://warseer.com/forums/science-fiction-project-logs/47919-duty-and-honor-an-ig-project-log-post1192065.html?highlight=Ikea#post1192065).

jason stever
23-08-2007, 06:26
Light of the Emperor your army is amazing. I joined this forum a few days ago and started at page 1 of your thread hoping at every page you had posted more pics.

Simply amazing work.

Jason Stever.

Still learning
23-08-2007, 08:27
Russian Goodness!!! Mmmmm

old guard
23-08-2007, 14:11
Been thinking about your banner dilemma, have you considered using decals to achieve a more (and I use the term loosely) interesting finish, mixing stuff from a range of sources (I use bretonian decals on my armour to denote the 'fortress' in 78(fortress)battlegroup-Cadian for example) what about using some of the sisters of battle ones in particular the 'holy' script bits. The Southampton coat of arms has a red and white background with 3 rose 2 red 1 white, if recall correctly, which will eventually feature on my regimental banner denoting a battle honour for the defence of Kasr So'ton (abreviation of Southampton) I will be using roses from the SOB decal sheets for that obviously a few coats of flat varnish over the top to loose the decal sheen problem. Just a thought to get over the freehand blues which I totally sympathise with.

23-08-2007, 14:28
I've been watching this log for a long time and I have to say its inspired me to get going with my own guard army (death korps), the models are incredible especialy the veterans. My question is could you post an army list with the heavy mortars just to see how the fit in to an army cost/tacticly wise?


Light of the Emperor
23-08-2007, 15:21
Cheers for the comments everyone!

I do have an extra banner lying around so one side will test the GS shapes and the other will have the decals (I have 50+ 40k decal sheets...old ones too) There's gotta be something good on one of them.

Verfallen, the heavy mortars can only really be used in friendlies for me which is what I play most of the time anyways.
Most of my list is the same as any other guard army: HQ, special weapon squad, mortar squad, fire support squad, hardened vets, ratlings, Platoon 1 (HQ, 3 infantry squads), Platoon 2 (HQ, 3 infantry squads) and then my heavy support: 3 heavy mortars with 3 guardsmen per gun, 3 thudd guns with 3 guardsmen per gun and a basilisk.

The army has a lot of template weapons, especially from the heavy support section. There are also missile and grenade launchers in the platoons as well. Special weapon squads have flamer templates and demo charges.

In tournament games, I'll probably field 3 bassies. And for apocalypse, I am really thinking about the 9 basilisk box...why? Because the Emperor told me.

23-08-2007, 16:32
I've been speaking to Spacker today actually, according to him on page 115 of IAV5 are rules for using Thudd Guns at least in generic Guard Armies, I'd imagine the same must apply to the Heavy Mortar?

23-08-2007, 16:38
It does, IA5 artillery can be used in all IG armies as long as it follows 'type' compatability.

Light of the Emperor
23-08-2007, 21:00
It probably isn't tourny legal though...

23-08-2007, 21:17
Presumeably it's as legal as any other FW unit? I mean from my point of view FW is not permitted in either GTs or Conflict events here in the UK, only really Campaign Weekends, I'm not familiar with the US rules though.

Light of the Emperor
23-08-2007, 21:21
Correct Col. Gravis. GTs are my favorite so I'll have to replace the unit but that's not too big of a deal. Locally, it would be up to the tournament supervisor.

24-08-2007, 01:38
Hey Light of the Emperor, do you still wanna do some Rough Riders? Im bidding on some Kislev Horse Archers, two of em, and they're the older ones. If i win them, wanna trade for em?

24-08-2007, 08:57
It probably isn't tourny legal though...

I asked this question at WHW this week. They are not Tourny legal, but are campaign legal, and we play a hell of alot more Campaigns (Eye of Terror etc) than GW tournaments.

24-08-2007, 08:58
What about employing a single Thudd Gun as a Mortar Heavy Weapons Squad? Extra crew for a bigger weapon, with crew loss effecting the rate of fire.

29-08-2007, 11:41
Weird, just tried to post and it posted a page back :-s

Anyhow will try again lol, Light if you PM me your address I'll see about getting some feathers from the Outriders box in the post for ya.

Heru Talon
29-08-2007, 11:41
Why'd did GW ask you to go to Baltimore GT?

Light of the Emperor
29-08-2007, 11:41
Good idea Col. They also take up the same base size so they could "count as" simple mortars too...albeit really big ones.

I also got some really good news today. GW called and asked if I still wanted to go to the Baltimore GT.
So come November, the Vostroyan 11th will take the fight to Maryland!

I need to start thinking about a list now. Anyone with guard GT experience, please fill me in on what worked, what didn't, etc. Your help is appreciated.

Light of the Emperor
29-08-2007, 11:41
I was on the ticket waiting list.

Light of the Emperor
29-08-2007, 11:41
Awesome Hallowed! Have fun painting them!

I now once again reach out to the great wargaming community that is Warseer:

After paying for my GT ticket, I hung up the phone only to realize I effectively created a two month deadline for myself. This wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't missing some crucial pieces. I am in desperate need of the following:

5 ork zzap gun chassis. This is kinda big considering I still need las and auto cannons.
6 feathers from the plastic Empire statetroops/ outriders. These go on my vets.
Gryphon Legionairres should my vossie RR attempt fail.

And I need to start working on my rough riders and see if I can get some local casting support.

And then there are the three leman russ and hellhound I need to paint...

29-08-2007, 11:41
mmmmmmmmmm tickets, :D

I'm getting a squad of Vostroyans to paint up just for fun in around November (going to a city with GW stores), ill show you when i get them finished LotE.

29-08-2007, 11:41
Sculpt the feathers from GS.

With the Leman Russ and Hellhound, a light green or dark green would work heaps. Maybe stick COD sprue bits on it to Vossie it up a bit.

Light of the Emperor
29-08-2007, 20:24
1750 GT list. This is the first version so rip it apart.
Some side notes: I plan on using my command squads for a leadership net...no voxes except for "scout" units like hardened vets or rough riders. I have no tanks but need to get them anyway...No carapace either at the moment because it takes up 300 points.

Heroic Senior Officer: powerfist, laspistol, iron discipline
Commissar: powerfist, stormbolter
Medic, Standard Bearer, Grenade Launcher, Vox

Anti-tank Support: 3 lascannons

Mortars: 3 mortars

Special Weapon: demo, 2 flamers

Hardened Veterans:
Vet. Sgt. with powerfist
2 meltas, grenade launcher, vox


1st Platoon:

Junior Officer: iron discipline
Commissar, medic, grenade launcher, heavy bolter

Vet Sgt, grenade launcher, heavy bolter

Vet Sgt, grenade launcher, heavy bolter

Vet Sgt, grenade launcher, heavy bolter

2nd Platoon:

Junior Officer: iron discipline
Commissar, medic, plasma, missile launcher

Vet Sgt, plasma, missile launcher

Vet Sgt, plasma, missile launcher

Vet Sgt, plasma, lascannon

Leman Russ
heavy bolter, heavy bolter sponsons, smoke

Leman Russ
heavy bolter, heavy bolter sponsons, smoke


I know over by 5. Still, I can use any and all help. What are the best weapon combos for squads, vet load out, command squads, etc...other units I should take, leave?

I'm going to post this in the Army list forum too...


31-08-2007, 12:23
Sounds like a good army.
I'm new to fighting with guard, wondering maybe you could help me out on my log with a list? Only if you want.

Looking forward to seeing tanks painted too :)

Light of the Emperor
02-09-2007, 20:49
It's hard to believe, but it has been a full year since this log was created. In that time, the 11th Vostroyan has gone from a single platoon box to a 2,500+ point army.
Again, I'd like to thank everyone for their comments and suggestions. Rest assured there are bigger things to come. Ave Imperator!

Hardened Vet sgt and banner bearer (minus the feathers)

A improved army list but I'm still not sure about it:

Heroic Senior Officer: power weapon, laspistol, iron discipline
Commissar: powerfist, stormbolter
Medic, Standard Bearer, Grenade Launcher, Vox

Anti-tank Support: 3 lascannons

Special Weapon: demo charge

Hardened Veterans:
Vet. Sgt. with powerfist
2 meltas, grenade launcher, vox

Ratlings x8

1st Platoon:

Junior Officer: iron discipline
Commissar, medic, grenade launcher, heavy bolter

grenade launcher, heavy bolter

grenade launcher, heavy bolter

grenade launcher, heavy bolter

2nd Platoon:

Junior Officer: iron discipline
Commissar, medic, plasma, missile launcher

plasma, missile launcher

plasma, missile launcher

plasma, lascannon


Leman Russ
heavy bolter, heavy bolter sponsons

Leman Russ
heavy bolter, heavy bolter sponsons

1725 with points to spare

02-09-2007, 21:14
Well, I've been away from this log for a while but I'm forever dropping back in. This time I'd just like to say that the sheer number of conversions you've managed to pull off for this army is nothing short of staggering. Definitely an army of which to be extremely proud!

And has it really been a year? Here's to the next one!

02-09-2007, 21:16
well lets see the finished project then!

03-09-2007, 00:44
I love your army, always have.
Your colour scheme is inspiring and effective, and i'm considering transfering that same scheme to my sisters of battle witch hunter army.

03-09-2007, 10:05
Lots of excellent stuff as always (this thread is why I keep coming back to Warseer!). Keep up the good work.

As Snakebite says, the conversions are superb and I've got a quick question about those latest ones. Where have you snipped the bolter/chainsword from? I want to do something similar with my vet sergeants and you're army is definately one to copy (although I'm going with 'my red red Vostroyans' when I finally get going with the painting.)

Light of the Emperor
03-09-2007, 13:33
Hey its Snakebite! Long time no see!

@Levinas: The chainsword is from a steel legion sergeant. But, the vostroyans are big enough models that plastic marine chainswords don't look out of place on them. The bolt pistol is from the chaos marine sprues. They look more archaic which fits the Vostroyan theme.

Light of the Emperor
04-09-2007, 00:29
And what we've all been waiting for:

Rough Rider! Now to get 14 of them...


Got a dremel for my birthday so it made short work of the guy. I also finally own that 8 inch howitzer model. So no worries Old Guard, the artillery is not too far away!!!

04-09-2007, 01:37
Lookin good LOTE

04-09-2007, 02:10
HAPPY birthday.

04-09-2007, 02:26
great stuff light of.

04-09-2007, 04:24
Great work on the conversion, LotE, you've also given me Dremel envy! :D :cool:

04-09-2007, 06:31
what horses are you using?

04-09-2007, 08:32
Now this is what I want to see! I'm working on some RRs soon and need some inspiration. I'll be watching very closely and copying most slavishly.

Is that a Lascannon firer's body on Attilan legs?

Light of the Emperor
04-09-2007, 13:49

I'm probably gonna use the older horses for the sake of the 2nd edition theme. The Rough Rider is the lascannon gunner's torso and attilan legs. I had to cut the body in two and remove the gun handle. I then resculpted the armor and arms and added plasitc space marine hands. The lance is simple wire with an arrow taken from the spiky chaos vehicle sprues. I didn't care too much for the belt area at the front since the horses head will be in the way.

04-09-2007, 13:59
You might want to look at the medic as a possible mounted officer, his left arm is already positioned to hold the reins...

05-09-2007, 14:54
Hey LOTE, how did you do the bases? just curious

05-09-2007, 15:04
That rr looks very nice! Not the easiest thing to pull off, rr of your own regiment, but he will look good all greened up with the rest of your troop. Converting up 15 of those suckers, well I don't envy you that!

Crazy Ivan
05-09-2007, 15:23
I must say LotE, that Rough Rider looks pretty damn nice!

05-09-2007, 16:53
Very nice looking Rough Rider there LotE. Will all of the RR be armed with lances?

I also finally own that 8 inch howitzer model. So no worries Old Guard, the artillery is not too far away!!!

Light of the Emperor
05-09-2007, 20:03
Glad to see that the RR is well recieved.

@Levinas: I'll definately take a look at the medic.

@Hallowed: Its simply black basecoat, heavy drybrush of scorched brown, drybrush of graveyard earth and drybrush bleached bone. Leaves to be added.

I'm going to get 16 lance carrying RR, 2 sgts with power weapons and a special weapon rider to create 2 squads of 10. I am definately NOT buying and converting 15 more of 'em so I'm hoping to find an alternative. The lances I can easily make myself.

05-09-2007, 20:07
I'm going to get 16 lance carrying RR, 2 sgts with power weapons and a special weapon rider to create 2 squads of 10. I am definately NOT buying and converting 15 more of 'em so I'm hoping to find an alternative. The lances I can easily make myself.

Aren't the regular Rough Riders suitable? Just remove the silly hats and give them the Vostroyan silly hats. They already come with moustaches!:p

Light of the Emperor
05-09-2007, 20:21
Too small to be Vostroyans in my opinion. I'm not too fond of their look either. I'm stubborn like that ;)

05-09-2007, 20:25
they look like steppe warriors with sombrero's.

i hate'zem too. TBH GW could do with making some new ones.


Inquisitor Strife
06-09-2007, 02:10
The normal Rough Riders are to smal. I have two that i converted after seeing the UK GW ones and they just dont do the job.

Light of the Emperor
10-09-2007, 17:33
After a year, the heavy artillery is finally being brought to the front:

I like how it looks. A few more bitz here and there will make it look more imperial rather than a WWII howitzer. As soon as the weather cooperates, this guy's gonna get primed.

Make sure you check out Firebase #5 which comes out this October. The 11th Vostroyans have received an army feature.


10-09-2007, 17:46
that is one of the most beautiful artillery models...how many are you going to do?


10-09-2007, 17:51
greetings from the sunny side of the world....:D

Your RR are looking really good..

And that arty, is just coming along greatly - can't wait to se it finished...:p


10-09-2007, 18:12
great work on the chassis, it seems to becoming good all together

10-09-2007, 18:16
Oooo! May have to do one of these for my boys! Looking forward to seeing this one finished. Great work so far!

old guard
10-09-2007, 18:20
at last! looking rather nice there young sir, now come on keep it coming

10-09-2007, 19:52
Allright now everyone together

I'm definitly going to have to find your army in Baltimore LotE. I bet it looks even better in person

11-09-2007, 11:21
I just realized that I don't have posted on your log yet... man, how can I tell you how much I like your vostroyans? They inspired me to buy and paint mine (well, I actually purchased many and painted a few, but you get the point :D)

So, on with comments (in random order):

1. your basilisk thingy is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! I want to see it painted!

2. I may have to steal your idea on the veterans: though I have to agree with sir.spamalot, they could benefit of a nozzle, maybe a bolter or lasgun one.

3. you have a proper gameroom! The (terrific) banner on the wall should be rather intimidating for your opponent(s)

4. I'm really liking the way you converted heavy weapons. It's always nice to see some world-war-like stuff

5. the only thing I'm not keen of are the banners: I mean, they are awesome sculpts, but they are lacking too much some type of drawing upon them. Maybe you can get some decal-paper (Walthers produces it) and use a (laser) printer to create some personal drawing. Or you can go with a simple "V" and a roman number to indicate the platoon, painted freehand.
DISCLAIMER: I never tried the decal paper, so I don't know how it works: if you want to try it, do some attempts on a old model first!:D


Light of the Emperor
13-09-2007, 19:13
Here comes the artillery in its primered stage!


Thanks Farseer and Toschenko. The banners will get something before the tourney. My first goal is to paint everything I need!

13-09-2007, 19:27
5. the only thing I'm not keen of are the banners: I mean, they are awesome sculpts, but they are lacking too much some type of drawing upon them. Maybe you can get some decal-paper (Walthers produces it) and use a (laser) printer to create some personal drawing.
DISCLAIMER: I never tried the decal paper, so I don't know how it works: if you want to try it, do some attempts on a old model first!:D


Its a good idea, I picked some up myself a couple of weeks ago for doing some decals for my tank, hav'nt yet got round to actually trying it though :-s

mmmm artillery ;)

13-09-2007, 19:28
Hmmm, I liked it better with out the wheels..

only one set would look better I think. But it's your model, and you already primered it...

cheers, can't wait to see it painted:)

Light of the Emperor
13-09-2007, 19:32
It's based off this:

All my artillery is mounted on wheels (heavy mortars, thudd guns and the normal heavy weapons for that matter). It just continues the theme...plus it looks cool!

13-09-2007, 19:34
yeah, I can see where your coming from:) who will be crewing it?

Light of the Emperor
13-09-2007, 19:58
I'm guessing 1 Vostroyan and two servitor conscripts. Maybe some flying cherubs too. I need to built a ramp/ conveyor since the breech is a little too high off the ground.

old guard
13-09-2007, 20:08
Not too shabby! Please tell me the background isn't your backyard or I will be forced to turn green with envy. Surely you can go for a bigger crew? The FW one has 5?

By the way, I did it for my earthshaker, so I expect a tutorial on yours as I'm sure does everyone else!:)

Light of the Emperor
15-09-2007, 23:08
Sgt and banner bearer complete. Next up are the last four vets: two plasma gunners and an autocannon team. Feathers were kindly provided by Col. Gravis!

Month and a half left before Baltimore and still a lot to do.

Crazy Ivan
15-09-2007, 23:48
Oooh they look very nice! Glad to see you're still inspired! Is the banner going to have a device?

15-09-2007, 23:53
fan bloody tastic

16-09-2007, 00:10
Awesome stuff man!

16-09-2007, 00:57
great vets.

i agree with spammy on the arty, tho, 1 set would look better.

16-09-2007, 01:28
Looking great! I like the big gun, wheels and all! Look forward to seeing it painted up.

16-09-2007, 01:39
Thats awesome arty mate, and i really like the vets, the yellow is a nice touch.



16-09-2007, 07:21
very slick, had to double take on the models then!

16-09-2007, 08:29

*saves the pic for future inspiration :p*


16-09-2007, 08:31
Awesome stuff Mike, can't wait to see more.

16-09-2007, 16:22
Great Project, have enjoyed tracking it. I have to ask, what are the wheels from that your using for your Hvy Arty?


Light of the Emperor
16-09-2007, 22:26
Glad the vets are liked. I see where some of you are coming from with the wheels. I looked at it with just two, but for it to look "right" I'd need bigger ones.

Gotta get some answers to people...

@Old Guard: It is indeed my backyard, but that part isn't in the best area.

@Crazy Ivan: Banner bearers usually count as my medics. He's just for show in the vet squad.

@BigJon: The wheels were kindly made for me by fellow warseer Irfpio of Vostroyan Leviathan fame.

17-09-2007, 17:41

1) How do you make your vostroyan units look unique? There seems to be a lot of repetition in the models I have seen in the stores.

2) Why are "the laughing gods" nids in your house? Just wondering.

Light of the Emperor
17-09-2007, 18:38
Well, every infantry squad has the same models as the other bar the sergeant and the loader/spotters. Sometimes I throw in converted medics and vox operators. Other than that though its basic hand swaps. I also switch up some of the armor schemes between silver and gold.

Laughing God happens to be my brother. Good eyes.

17-09-2007, 20:34
LOTE i have followed this thread since xmas and i have to say you have one of the best armies i've ever seen. you inspired me to start my own Vostroyan army and i was lucky enough to pick up one of the splash release platoon boxes a while back. i will be starting it after some current projects and when i get back from uni...so this coming xmas

Great stuff keep it up

Light of the Emperor
18-09-2007, 04:24
Cheers Kravunhive! I look forward to seeing your work.

And for the love of the Emperor, whoever is purposefully lowering the ratings on everyone's log including mine, I will send a Callidus after you.
The ratings are great for gauging public interest and approval. If someone gives me a low rating that is fine but please let me know why so I can figure out what needs to be improved.

18-09-2007, 04:54
Yeah whoever's lowering the rating on this log needs to have their throat slit.

18-09-2007, 06:49
i agree, whoever is doing that is stupid

18-09-2007, 14:39
very nice army ...

18-09-2007, 15:56
Oh damn, I thought the era of people rating everyones thread down had passed, I fear I am right...

I'll give you a 5 because this really is an awesome log mate:D


19-09-2007, 16:25
Long time Lurker and appaled at the votes so gave you a 5 too ;)

Light of the Emperor
21-09-2007, 19:57
Cheers guys! I've been going around and giving high marks to other threads that got hit too. Most of the threads deserved 5 stars anyways because there is some great stuff going on.

Now then, I have a little under a month and a half to go before Baltimore. Here's the definate list of things I still need to paint:
6 guardsmen for the anti-tank lascannon squad
1 sgt for the 3rd squad in 2nd platoon
4 vets (2 plasma and a prone autocannon with the heavy bolter gunner)
2 leman russ tanks

I still have points to play with in my list but don't know what else to throw in. A hellhound would be an easy addition but I'd love to have 20 rough riders instead.

Final 4 vets are currently being painted alongside the gk thunderhawk.

only joking...
21-09-2007, 21:27
I gave you a five but i reckon you should change the vets shotguns because they look a little bit too much like lasguns really.
Still thats probably the best guard army i have seen in ages!:D

Light of the Emperor
24-09-2007, 01:45
The Vet squad is done! Don't let the Napoleonic look fool you...they mean business.

Yes they will get muzzles on the guns...;)...and yes there is one extra...and no I don't know how the sgt can hold the storm bolter in one hand...I think I covered everything...

24-09-2007, 02:11
That's gorgeous work, bud. :)

24-09-2007, 03:05
I'm in tears oi... they're beautiful!


jason stever
24-09-2007, 04:38
I really liked your shotguns. I know others thought they did not look very good but I really liked them without the muzzel.

Love the banner.

Jason Stever.

Light of the Emperor
24-09-2007, 05:05
Thanks guys! The vets have definately become my favorite unit in the army. I'm very pleased with the hats and how they came out looking good. Kinda over the top, but hey, its 40k!

Someone else likes the muzzle-less shotguns!

I forgot to mention, I also finished up a sgt for my last infantry squad and gave the lascannon a base. All platoons are done...until after the GT when I plan to add a 3rd platoon! Oh we are far from done!

I also repainted the commander's hat. It makes sense that the commanding officer has a leopard shako as well right? So, final hat scheme is in place: cream for infantry, white for sgts, leopard for veterans and black for tank commanders.

A quick bulletin: I'm looking for anyone who has a FW General Grizmund model for sale or trade. I'd like to use him on a russ for the GT.

Thanks again everyone for the comments and suggestions. More to come!

Rogue 7
24-09-2007, 05:08
You're army's done?
By the God-Emperor, man, give us a groupshot!

Light of the Emperor
24-09-2007, 05:25
Far from done Rogue 7, far from done ;).
I will however be breaking out the entire GT army for pictures once the final pieces are complete.

Priority number one at the moment is to finish my GT list. Once the GT is over, I will tackle the rough riders, baneblade, more heavy artillery and another platoon.

Crazy Ivan
24-09-2007, 06:18
Wow, very good! They look even better as a group.

A Vostroyan Baneblade?! The 11th is truly moving into Apocalypse then? Huzzah! The more Vossies the better!

bram kuijpers
24-09-2007, 06:52
i just dont like the stripped panter on their heads.

but as far as the rest goes , briljant!

24-09-2007, 07:21
dude that is some bloody damn good work and i might like to add some hella cool painting and modeling all up.

keep it coming

24-09-2007, 07:37
Marvellous job except for the muzzleless shotguns... oh well you'll fix it, sorry

Hey, that sarge got some strong biceps :D


Light of the Emperor
24-09-2007, 19:50

Next unit, 3 anti-tank lascannon teams. The lascannon set up is temporary since I can't find any more zzap gun chassis. I am so sick of talking about them :rolleyes:


24-09-2007, 20:36
they look simpy awesome

Mordian Marauder
24-09-2007, 22:20
Wow, I really love your "Napoleonic" Vostroyans. They remind me a little of the Hessian Jagers attached to the British Army during the American Revolutionary War; I think it's because they look like hunters or professional marksmen.


25-09-2007, 08:59
They're looking good. You switched to a winter camo or it's just a WIP? I'm curious, since I made an attempt at a winter camo vostroyan quite some time ago, and I'd like to see how they compliment with the rest of your army (this way I can get some motivation to paint mine, as winter vostroyans look soooo good, even if they take soooo long to paint :D). And what are the coloured bands on the shoulders?


25-09-2007, 12:51
Wow, i really like your vets, very nice painting and converting, i like the muzzle-less shotguns very much

Light of the Emperor
25-09-2007, 14:24
Toschenko, those are vossies I got in a trade. I have yet to strip 'em. I think the previous owner used the bands to figure out what squad they belong to.

If I did do winter vossies, I'd probably try the reverse coat idea. The inside and folded cuffs would be green while the rest is white. Everything else would stay the same I guess.

25-09-2007, 14:44
Oh, fine then :D

If you already said that they were traded it's my fault to have not read all the previous posts thoroughly :angel:


25-09-2007, 17:15
Absolutely Splendid army here, very inspiring in every aspect.

Keep up the good work.

25-09-2007, 17:28
Sixty-three pages in. I can't believe I've never seen this thread. This is some inspiring work.

25-09-2007, 19:50
Pretty Sweet

25-09-2007, 20:37
RAWR I LOVE VOSTROYANS! haa its a shame there so overlooked :/

27-09-2007, 15:58

that army looks amazing!

tough dont you lack a bit of anti tank?

iam looking forward to see some more of it :D


27-09-2007, 17:35
Lovely stuff. And how much battles did you won with them?

29-09-2007, 19:37
Ah, good to see those Vostroyans of mine are being put to good use! You are the only painter I know of who can do the Vossie minis justice! Good luck with the rest of your project sir, and many congratulations on the amazingly jaw-dropping work you've done so far! Bravo!

EDIT: and yes, the coloured bands on the shoulder guards were indeed to distinguish the different squads! The scheme was actuallly to complement my CoD terrain, which are predominantly white stone buildings (think Minas Tirith)