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Vostroya Astra Militarum Imperial Guard

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Hi all

So, finally getting round to consistently painting again (or trying to) after c.15 years out of the hobby. I’ve been lingering again for the past few years and dabbling, which includes foolishly amassing rather large collections of various of the old imperial guard armies. I now have 100+ of each Vostroyans, Steel Legion and Kasrkin. I love all three armies and think they’re all so characterful and brilliant in their own way. Whilst I love some of the new models, nothing quite has the character of these guys, for me.

I had a small Vostroyan army back in the day and I held onto the models. I’ve tried to recreate a similar paint job as I did back then, albeit with no idea what my recipes were and with completely different paints.

The goal with these is quick and dirty - I know myself, if I don’t get a decent number of these guys done in a short period and to a consistent standard I’ll get frustrated/bored and stop. So just looking for tabletop standard with these guys for now to get my mojo back and then might treat myself to a painting project or too. Would also be nice to have a playable army, in case the world ever gets back to normal and I ever find time/someone to play with!

Anyway, that’s the intro. I’ll get some photos uploaded (once I figure how to upload), and also try and figure out the best and easiest way to get some good shots.

Thanks for reading!

Lorr.
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First up - mortar team!

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Photos aren’t the best - will work on that. Lemme know what you think!

Edited by Inquisitor lorr, 23 April 2021 - 08:04 PM.

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Good job.
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First couple of troopers - the ‘twins’! Photos are washing out some of the highlights, particularly the golds.

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Edited by Inquisitor lorr, 24 April 2021 - 10:49 AM.

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Great job! These are lovely models and its been ages since I have seen a Vostroyan army outside of the concept stage. 

 

Dread to think how much the final product will cumulatively weigh though, being an all metal army. You will get super fit if you ever take these guys to events. teehee.gif


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Very nice start, been ages since I've seen any of these guys and yours look great!


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Again, good job.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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Thanks for the kind comments chaps!

I intend to get as many models to this standard as I can, then go back and add some extra detail. I’ll do all the lenses, some additional highlighting, text on purity seals etc as a batch once I have a few more up and running.

Next one I got finished today was one of the snipers. I’ll do some further work on his cloak in the future, and sort the final details like I mentioned above, but happy with him for now.

I guess the one problem with metal models is the chipping! Already finding chips on freshly painted models.

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Good job on the sniper.
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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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Got a few more standard troopers done. Face in the last photo has photographed really dodgily - oh well.

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And a group shot so far...

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Gonna take stock and do a little inventory of what models I’ve actually got!

Cheers

Lorr
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Again, fine works. I admire your efforts.
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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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I've always had a soft spot for Vostroyans. You've  done a great job of bringing them to life. It's a shame they chip so easily.


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Thanks chaps.

The work continues with a couple of plasma gunners - just now noticed the feather on one of them is unfinished, and the skull on other other feather has been missed too (d’oh!). I’ll pick that up on the final detail touch up. I think I’ll wait until I have 40 or so done before I turn to that, and just do it in a batch.

I can never make my mind up about the plasma gunners models, I love them sometimes and from some angles, and others I hate them! A bit odd ha.

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You can see here I’m trying to think of ways to introduce some variation in the paint jobs to distinguish the limited different metal models. I’ve tried to mix up the silver/gold combos and even the red/gold on some of the more ambiguous torso pieces (although, in hindsight the red torso on the plasma gunner looks awful IMO!).

Cheers

Lorr
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Preacher time! I painted this guy an absolute age ago, and just rebased him to match my new approach. The photos particularly let this guy down, as was pretty proud of him back in the day.

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Cheers

Lorr
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Good job on the Ministorum priest.
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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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First sergeant. Not too far off the first squad - going to take a long time at this rate!

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Cheers

Lorr

Edited by Inquisitor lorr, 28 April 2021 - 09:09 PM.

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Fine work on the model. By "first sergeant", do you mean he's the first NCO model you painted, or that he holds the rank of first sergeant?
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Fine work on the model. By "first sergeant", do you mean he's the first NCO model you painted, or that he holds the rank of first sergeant?


Both...? Haha. Nah, I just meant he was the first one I’ve painted, but perhaps he deserves a promotion to the rank of First Sergeant for that honour?

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Got another trooper done, and with that, the first ten man squad is complete!

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I’ve made some decent progress over the bank holiday weekend too, so hopefully a few more updates to come shortly!

Cheers

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These chaps look great, you're really doing these sculpts justice.


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Again, good job.
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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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Thanks chaps - I really appreciate the feedback! It’s a great motivator!

I got a couple more heavy weapon teams completed, save for minor touching up at the end. I’m running low on my various brown paints, so they will be a focus for touch ups afterwards (including base rims where coverage is a little thin).

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Cheers

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Good job on the heavy weapons teams.
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I like that you've opted to go for having light fur on the bearskin hats!


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Lovely chaps! I think the Guard needs a massive overhaul, but these look sweet nonetheless. thumbsup.gif


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