These are some of my all-time favorite Vostroyans I've yet seen. Incredibly well done.
It might not help you or be something you want to do but I protect my metal minis from chipping by giving them a coating of gloss varnish firstly... GWs 'Hard Coat' or whatever they call it now) because gloss varnish is typically thicker and more durable... then hitting it with an anti-shine spray or something.
I've actually found that a coat of pure Lahmian Medium over the gloss varnish actually dulls things down really well, but as always, it might take some experimenting to get results that you think are perfect.
Thanks so much for the kind words, and the handy tips. I’ll look into the varnishing - I had some bad experiences with varnishing models previously but think I’ll have an experiment.
Awesome work! Vostroyans are the one guard army I still kick myself for not getting a bunch of back when they were available and not over priced.
Thank you! Yes, they’re brilliant models (apart from the odd few), and the character is what made me love the models of old. There’s still a few knocking around on eBay for fairly decent prices, although it’s a bit hit and miss. I had a few leftover from way back when, and then collected various bits from eBay (but, as you say, generally at pretty high prices), and then made the snap decision to buy three platoons when they did the made to order a while back. I wasn’t really back in the hobby when I bought them, so was a bit speculative, but glad I did now!
I do need to rein in it a bit though, I have even more Kasrkin and Steel Legion to get through too...