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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-25-08, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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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...





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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.
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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.

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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

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Very well done, the weapons really look good imo.
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Cool Raven Guard!!! I'm a big fan of the Raven Guard.


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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.
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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
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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.

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ace work, love the power swords , +rep

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