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I decided to start a different plog because I'm prone to having project ADHD so this let's me be less focused on what I'm working on and just get stuff done as I see fit. :grin:

So to kick things off, here's the Shadowsword I made (by mangling the perfectly good Stormlord I had and rebuilding it) all painted up Vostroyan style:






Oh, and I finally figured out where my light box wandered off too, so now I have less crummy photos!
 

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Wow. That paint job is immaculate man. Well played sir, well played. If I have one point of criticism (of the constructive variety), is that I notice on the cannon that you have some gaps/mould lines. I dunno if trying to fill em in will harm the paint job too much or not though.

Anyways, like I said man, immaculate paint job.
 

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About time you do something.......I mean, very nice job! I am a huge fan of the "simple look" (as if any good paint job can be simple) and I have to say that your paint job is a perfect example of a paint scheme that looks good.
 

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Wow. That paint job is immaculate man. Well played sir, well played. If I have one point of criticism (of the constructive variety), is that I notice on the cannon that you have some gaps/mould lines. I dunno if trying to fill em in will harm the paint job too much or not though.

Anyways, like I said man, immaculate paint job.
I tried cleaning up up before painting but it had some issues. I actually think the cannon itself was a little warped when I put it together as one of the ends didn't want to stay closed.

If I hadn't torn apart a Stormlord to build it I'd probably be more annoyed by it myself but as the model was an excuse to practice with my airbrush some more I'm not one to stress it too much.

And I appreciate the compliments about paint job, it's largely the airbrush (as mentioned) but I do take some pride in the detail stuff I did by hand. Though next time I'm going to give it more time to paint one of these in parts to an even neater paint job that doesn't need me to muck about with masking it (as much).

About time you do something.......I mean, very nice job! I am a huge fan of the "simple look" (as if any good paint job can be simple) and I have to say that your paint job is a perfect example of a paint scheme that looks good.
Vostroyans are all about the simple vehicle paint schemes actually (not mine):


For mine, I took some advice on colors I saw someone online mention they'd gotten from some folks at their GW: Karnak Stone for the undercoat then a liberal (and somewhat heavy) drybrush of bleached bone (I used Screaming Skull which is as close to the old Bleached Bone as I'm aware of).

If I keep doing Vostroyans (beyond painting the squad of them I have on my desk) I'll definitely keep that up as my paint scheme for vehicles.
 

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Yea I get what you mean. My helbrute I got in the DV set doesnt want to stay together, and the parts keep pulling away from each other.
 

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Looking good Z, the bone in particular. In fact the depth of the bone is what draws my attention to the metals (gun barrel mainly) and the red which are looking a bit flat to my eye. Even just a brown wash and a quick dry brush over the red will really bring up to the same level as the bone and same goes for the metals (except black and a lighter metal obivously). Have you also considered a bit of heat effects at the end of the barrel?
 

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I actually don't think it looks all that much like bone personally, but then again I tend to do bone differently so maybe it does and my brain hasn't caught on. They red was intentionally flat, mostly because I hadn't decided what I want to do with it.

And now, I haven't really gotten to a point where I'm weathering/aging/distressing stuff like that -yet-. I've got the old FW Mastercraft book though and the airbrush REALLY cuts painting time down (I was done in a couple of hours compared to a couple of days) so in the future I'll be less worn out by the time I'm done with my projects, which is great for wanting to do more stuff. Plus I've got some Kosher Salt too (great for helping with paint chipping and the like).
 

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Small bit of cheating as none of this is currently painted (some of it -was- but I took the paint back off to do better):



Yes, most of that is Sniper Rifles. No I don't care how bad the internet says they are, worst case scenario I'll use them as Melta Gunners just to use the models. :p

Those two massive slabs of metal up top? Vostroyan Banner Bearers. Here's a painted one by James Wappel so you can see how awesome these guys are:


So yeah, much more badass then some of those wimpy banners we see now, right?

I've got more stuff ordered from GW as well, but for now this is what's on my desk. GW is out of the Vostroyan Squad at the moment so for now I can't get anymore of those guys, so I'll be working with what I do have for now.
 

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ooh I like me some vostroyans, should be interesting to see you paint them up, and a good job on those tanks !
Sadly I'm running into the usual road blocks of metal and a poor selection of paints to choose from for priming with. I blame my local Wal*Mart on the primer front but I'm just not really getting anywhere satisfying with the models just yet.

I should get a lot farther with my other project though: I'm doing a Flesh Tearers Battle Company.

Yes a full Battle Company as laid out in the Apoc Book: 1 Captain, 1 Chaplain, 1 Command Squad, 1 Command Squad, 3 Dreadnought (I'm doing 1 Librarian Dread and 2 Furioso Dreads), 6 Tactical Squads, 2 Assault Squads and 2 Devastator Squads.

After that I'll be doing a "full" Death Company to match the Black Rage formation. I may go as many as 10 DC squads in the end if I'm feeling particularly crazy.
 

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So I'm not dead yet, and have begun work on the first part of the Battle Company. So far I've got 10 Tactical Marines and a Librarian Dreadnought in sub assemblies (I'm airbrushing things so this will make it easier to base coat the black and red sections). I hope to have some actual painted models up this weekend for you to see but in the mean time (so people don't think I'm just abandoning this thing) I did a head swap on Seth (because I prefer my models to have helmets, plus this way I don't have to worry about painting skin, or eyes):


I apologize about the image quality here, I was having issues getting my camera to focus on him up close to I had to take a smaller scale image and enlarge it. I'll be using my light box when I take images of the actual painted models though, so there should be less issues then.

This weekend I'll also be fully magnetizing a Baal Predator's turret and sponson options.
 

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I completely agree about the head swaps, it's what I do! Have you considered giving him a helemt crest made from an Ork buzz saw?
 

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Well there are other options but it's one I would really consider if I were you. You could make one out our plasticard, just requires some very careful cutting.
 
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