Raven Guard - Vanguard Vets - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
Modelling and Painting Discuss or display anything and everything regarding Terrain, Modelling and Painting here.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-25-08, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 76
Default Raven Guard - Vanguard Vets

Well, i'm new to Raven Guard and these are my first models.

As i understand it, Raven Guard are less showy than say smurfs and as I didn't like the equipment on the Vanguard box set I used a standard assault squad.

These guys will be part of a 10 man 490 point vanguard unit with 3 powerfists and 7 power weapons. Infiltrating for a first turn assault along with Shrike. Yes, i'm going for a 46 model 1500 point list. Its fluffy more than effective i suppose.

Anyway. I'm happy with these for my skill level. Only 40 more models to go...

and a terminator from AOBR.

Let me know if you've any tips for improving the remainder of my force.
Griddon is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-25-08, 03:14 PM
Senior Member
Wolfblade's Avatar
Wolfblade's Flag is: United Kingdom
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Belfast
Posts: 246
Reputation: 1

I like them, very nice.

Been thinking about doing a small number of RG myself. I think this has made me want to go ahead and do it.
Wolfblade is offline  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-25-08, 03:41 PM
Senior Member
Lord Reevan's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Killarney, Kerry,Ireland
Posts: 4,252
Reputation: 1

Very nice. I really like the highlights. I'm not a fan of The blue on the weapons myself but it's very well painted.

If you shit in one hand and wish in the other we all know which one will fill up faster.

And as I walk in the valley of the shadow of death I will have no fear For I am the scariest mother f*cker in that goddamned valley!

Damn nature, You Scary!!!
Lord Reevan is offline  
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-25-08, 04:05 PM
Senior Member
jordan_darko's Avatar
jordan_darko's Flag is: England
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,202
Reputation: 1

nice to see some Raven Guard on the forums mate great job on them too nice sharp striking highlights and i love the power weapons, and a great job on the white also my only criticism is that on the sergeants power fist on the pic it doesnt like there any shading on it, it would look cooler and a lot more striking if it was shaded. other that that though great work mate JD

jordan_darko is offline  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-25-08, 04:36 PM
Senior Member
Digg40k's Flag is: United Kingdom
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Newcastle, England
Posts: 1,083
Reputation: 5

Very well done, the weapons really look good imo.
Digg40k is offline  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-25-08, 04:50 PM
Senior Member
Farseer Beltiac's Avatar
Farseer Beltiac's Flag is: USA
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Posts: 656
Reputation: 1

Cool Raven Guard!!! I'm a big fan of the Raven Guard.

This is Sierra-259, you got Spartans on the ground sir. We're not going anywhere."
Farseer Beltiac is offline  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-25-08, 05:00 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 92

Nice looking ravenguard! I fell in love with the Shrike model and bought him just for the heck of it, but I may need to make a small RG force just for fun, small battles. I too like the blue weapons, the color contrasts nicely.
Recluce is offline  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-25-08, 05:04 PM
Slaanesh's Plaything
Talos's Avatar
Talos's Flag is: United Kingdom
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Southampton/ London
Posts: 1,290
Reputation: 1

Very nice you dont see many Raven guard around. Great highlights I would maybe add some shading to the powerfist but other than that great job.
I for one dont like the Vanguard vets models and I am going to make my own- will be alot cheaper as well. Although I really dont think vanguards are that good point wise. But then i am more of a salamanders fan so I am in love with hte new land raider
Talos is offline  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-26-08, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 76

Thanks for the comments everyone. Yes, my white work is the hardest side of the painting at the minute. I'm planning on trying to black line some of the white with an ultrafine marker. Might make them look a bit cartoony though.

Looking forward to painting the remainder. Expect that standard tacticals will take no time at all based on a black spray, black wash, highlight, eyes and chest eagles. Not much white to do so thats an hour or 2 saved ;)

I'll pop back and show you how things are going later in Oct.

Griddon is offline  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-26-08, 09:55 AM
Senior Member
Green Knight's Avatar
Green Knight's Flag is: United Kingdom
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: yorkshire, Drif
Posts: 2,476
Reputation: 1

ace work, love the power swords , +rep

The creatures of the Warp have but one trait with which you need concern yourself - their undying contempt for the Emperor. It is your task to quell the rebellion they preach, and the only sure way is to destroy them utterly.
+++ Qualtak Shoram +++

Last edited by Green Knight; 09-26-08 at 09:58 AM.
Green Knight is offline  

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > Hobby > Modelling and Painting

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome