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Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/02/27 18:51:52


Post by: Develain


Hey there Dakka.

Couple of years ago I started a similair thread featuring scratchbuilt tanks.
That project failed because my plasticcard skills werent good enough for my taste.

2 years later, plasticcard skills improved, I picked up the project. Got some inspiration from various people around the webs, especially WIP forum, great builds there.

Enough talk and on with the pictures.

This is a chimera based of the WW2 russian KV1 tank:















And next to these scratchbuilt tanks I wanted something else that involved a lot of conversion possibilities.
Seeing that there is only 1 faction for Ogryns (Cadians) I want to make Vostroyan themed ogryns of plastic ogres.

Started on the guns. I sticked with the original concept:



So thats it for now. I'm making more chimera's at he moment, including a moderate chimmy for the Ogryns.
After that its time for Leman Russes, Ragnarok Pattern!

Also Converted Veterans using several kits and bits.

Hope you like it so far. C&C welcome.

Develain.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/02/27 18:58:53


Post by: whalemusic360


You know, up until that last pic of tanks (2nd to last pic), I was thinking "Meh, scratch built tanks to save money" then BOOM, awesome tank that is unique, but still totally 40k. I'd love one of those for a command tank in a standard IG army.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/02/27 19:04:38


Post by: Lone Cat


Chimera with WW2 designs?

And what about your vostroyans. will you use standard GW or will you convert from other boxsets?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/02/27 19:50:39


Post by: Develain


Thanks!

@ Lone Cat: Yes its based of a KV1 tank, and yes the vostroyans will be converted from other box sets.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/02/27 20:28:49


Post by: CURNOW


Those tanks are looking amazeing realy like the feel of them i really need to get my self motivated to do some plasticard work myself ,


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/02/27 20:34:46


Post by: Llamahead


The tracks and the ripper guns are both really impressive looking forward to more


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/10/18 14:39:02


Post by: Develain


Lord Commissar's ride:




Yes that is a lego steering wheel on top of the hatch:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/10/18 15:41:06


Post by: Illumini


You are a plasticard master!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/10/18 15:45:45


Post by: combat engineer


Those look pretty awesome.



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/10/19 02:07:45


Post by: Color Sgt. Kell


SO AWESOME! 10 times better than GW tanks, and cheaper. props to you!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/10/19 02:11:32


Post by: AtariAssasin


Those conversions are astounding. I think you shouldnt even bother buying GW and just make the stuff yourself....


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/10/19 14:36:43


Post by: Develain


 AtariAssasin wrote:
Those conversions are astounding. I think you shouldnt even bother buying GW and just make the stuff yourself....


Thanks. I am not going to,
Going to make 2 more of the first one. Then it's on to the Leman Russes. 3 probably, maybe even 4 Depends on if I make a vendetta or not.

Got some Sentinels to try out the painting scheme I have planned for these as well.

Keep an eye out for this log next couple of months! Clones are Done, Valstroyans are in!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/10/19 14:51:37


Post by: silveroxide


Great job on the Imperial vehicles. Check out http://www.zealot.com/ there are other sites as well that deal with paper-cardstock models also. Over at zealot, search for the warhammer 40k threads and look for armormans thread. There is an armory of all the imperial vehicles for you to choose from as well as tau, chaos and a few eldars. The majority of these and yours, can also be transferred over to styrene. Ay Zealot you have to wait a while before you can access the free download but at amormans thread, you can download instantly through depositfiles. Enjoy and hope to see some more of your stuff.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/11/04 21:39:43


Post by: Develain


Some pre-undercoated pics:



Added a Stormbolter to the turret, converted from a heavy bolter from the valkyrie kit and an ammo drum from a terminator stormbolter, with added plasticcard ofcourse.



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/11/15 12:57:27


Post by: Develain


Moving on.

Chimera with Track guards:
As you can see there is a rider on it. It's a Valhallan one!



I am currently painting some Valhallans that I purchased from Ebay, in Vostroyan colors.
So I guess you can call em Valstroyans. When I finish some you will see them here.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/11/15 15:27:48


Post by: Rawson


Always good to see another Vostroyan player! (I guess Valstroyan is close enough )

Amazing tanks here, mate! Looking forward to seeing some paint! Standard Vosty colors?

Cheers,
Rawson


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/11/15 17:47:21


Post by: Develain


 Rawson wrote:
Always good to see another Vostroyan player! (I guess Valstroyan is close enough )

Amazing tanks here, mate! Looking forward to seeing some paint! Standard Vosty colors?

Cheers,
Rawson


Dheneb Stone, Don't know what the GW colour is, but it looks similair anyway
I am painting 3 Armoured Sentinels at the moment, checking if it looks right or not.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/11/15 17:55:50


Post by: neil101


Amazing .Look forward to seeing your vostroyans take shape.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/12/01 00:36:48


Post by: Develain


Got some models of of Ebay:

Valhallan Officer, will be Lucas Bastogne in the game:



Commissar, with sunglasses: Deal with it.



Tank Commander for a Chimmy: This turret is for the last Chimera I am finishing currently (need more plasticstrip to finish the tracks).



Also have the Commissar tank commander. He will be riding a Leman Russ though, more on that later..

Haven't gotten an update yet for the painted Valstroyans.
Will finish some of those foot-troopers soon.

Cheers.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/12/01 00:46:20


Post by: Elnibbus


Incredible work dude, I'm very jealous of your building skills- I'm still not as good as I want and this thread proves that I'm found wanting!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2012/12/01 22:20:40


Post by: J-paint


Jesus develain, these Kv1s are astounding. Truely if I could ever get a sratchbuild looking as good as that I would be incredibly happy.

This thread is going in the exact same direction as my guard, so I will be watching intently to get pointers!

(You could make T34s for sentinels....(not that it makes much sense...in fact, scratch that, but I still would like to see your take on a T34.))

p.s. this thread has been subscribed to, I almost missed it altogether!


p.s.s.s.s. By the way how did you make your tracks? I would be forever indebted to you if you could just describe it briefly or do a mini tutorial. The rest of this totally beyond me, but If I could just make the tracks I would be happy.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/14 21:40:39


Post by: Develain


 J-paint wrote:


p.s.s.s.s. By the way how did you make your tracks? I would be forever indebted to you if you could just describe it briefly or do a mini tutorial. The rest of this totally beyond me, but If I could just make the tracks I would be happy.


Pretty easy actually. Will make a small tut. on that later.

Aaaanyway..

Painted models:

The Valstroyans I was talking about:



Couple of sentinels. This is the colourscheme for the vehicles:





W.I.P. Chimera:



More soon!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/14 22:19:02


Post by: J-paint


Hmmm, i may have to go and bin my guard now, this stuff is perfect! Honestly I am so impressed, and if you could do a tutorial I would be forever in your debt.

Dont stop!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/15 23:41:32


Post by: Thatguy91


Wow thats some nice painting! You sir are skilled with a brush! Cant wait to see more. I dont see enough vostroyans around these days so its nice to see a couple on the onlinez.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 00:03:01


Post by: uk_crow


Absolutely incredible, those scratch built tanks are brilliant, you got anymore scratch-built tanks to build?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 00:45:09


Post by: Ruglud


Wow, seriously excellent job on those scratchbuilds. They are amazing... Also, loving the colour scheme you got going here.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 08:03:09


Post by: shrike


This is the first drop of water before the storm of new subscribers hits
excellent work, man!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 13:31:34


Post by: Develain


Thanks guys.
This log has just seriously started off!

 uk_crow wrote:
Absolutely incredible, those scratch built tanks are brilliant, you got anymore scratch-built tanks to build?


There are 3 Leman Russes being built at the moment. They will be of the Ragnarok pattern (KV 2 style)
Some W.I.P. pics tonight, along with the third Sentinel armed with a Plasma cannon.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 14:15:27


Post by: Valhalla130


Subbed, because this looks great. I am envious of your plasticard skills.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 14:20:38


Post by: Flinty


I think it is safe to say that your plasticard skills are now up to thejob. Astounding work there. Are the track links individually made?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 14:26:57


Post by: Two Spartan


Cool tanks dev, lookin forward to following your new project =) The orgyns sound exciting!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 14:52:10


Post by: sphynx


Amazing paint schemes, I'd love to play against this army. Good job!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 15:01:29


Post by: FredTheEvilKitteh


Amazing looking tanks man, they look really convincing and realistic, and you're still able to tell that they're a custom job, kudos.

Additionally, the painting is really quite lovely too.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 18:04:21


Post by: Samurai_Eduh


I bow down before your awesome plasticard skills!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 20:34:50


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i call that strike two mister... first you spoil us all with your excellent clone trooper army... and now you go vostroyan.... the tanks of yours look awesome...( from one scratchbuilder to another....)


*subbed*


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 21:39:24


Post by: Develain


Thanks again guys! really appreciate it.

As promised earlier today:

W.I.P. pics of a Leman Russ:



Started detailing the back a little bit, FW inspirated:



Made a crate with some stowage in it. Saw that in an older chapter approved book with Armageddon Steel legion chimera's:



And how it looks on a chimera:



And the thrid Armoured Sentinel:



Thinking about what to do with the red/white surface..
Probably a black circle with a number in it. Also like the Armageddon Steel legion chimera's used to have.

Enjoy.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 21:56:17


Post by: Valhalla130


I love that stowage. I can't wait to see what the Russ looks like!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 22:57:16


Post by: lone dirty dog


I would say yes if I am not mistaken they are L beams with the ends cut at angles and to pieces of plastic rod in between each section


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 23:14:13


Post by: Vivalabuffalo


Whoa, just blown away. Amazing work.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 23:19:03


Post by: Valhalla130


I need to learn something from this painting of yours. My vehicles are white. You basically take a light color here and slightly edge it to make it stand out. I'm not sure I'll have that option, but maybe I can find a slightly less white to repaint the large surface areas of my vehicles and emulate this.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 23:29:11


Post by: Viktor von Domm


at devlain.... could you show us a single section of your tracks? would love to see how you did these...


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/16 23:42:49


Post by: Yellowbeard


Very nice, Develain. The stowage is a very nice touch. And I love the color you've achieved here.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 01:13:05


Post by: Develain


 lone dirty dog wrote:
I would say yes if I am not mistaken they are L beams with the ends cut at angles and to pieces of plastic rod in between each section


Saves me time to explain it, this is exactly how it works lol.

Picture of it:



Hope this explains it


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 01:18:00


Post by: Ruglud


I thought Vik would be interested in the tracks... They look great though, kudos for having the patience to create so many track links AND have them come out looking so uniform


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 01:26:21


Post by: Arachnid-X


That is fantastic work, you should defiantly make a tutorial video for this. I wouldn't doubt people would pay to learn to make plastic card tanks. The paint job is great to boot.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 08:46:01


Post by: lone dirty dog


Do I win a prize do I


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 13:13:49


Post by: Develain


 lone dirty dog wrote:
Do I win a prize do I


Yes!

An interwebs Cookie for you my best sir.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 13:17:39


Post by: lone dirty dog


 Develain wrote:
 lone dirty dog wrote:
Do I win a prize do I


Yes!

An interwebs Cookie for you my best sir.


Thanks Ill add it to the pile LOL


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 17:55:07


Post by: Imperial Monkey


Fantastic!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 19:23:07


Post by: Dakarillion


That is some awesome sculpting and the paint jobs are phenomenal.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 20:33:17


Post by: Viktor von Domm


yes...the tracks are awesome...and thanks for the explaining pic! i bet the construction of these woudl be even more expensive then buying some premade ones... so more respect to you for going the extra mile to make something outstanding and awesome such as this!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 20:38:31


Post by: HumeyKillar


DAAAAAAAAAYYYUMM!!!

subbed.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 22:49:25


Post by: LeadLegion


Very well done. Gorgeous plasti-card work. Have to say I love the use of Valhallans as Vostroyans. Great fur-caps you've sculpted for them too. Much better looking that the actual Vostroyan mini's.

Very nice painting on the tanks. Trying to decide if they're sand, bone or something in between. Can I be cheeky and ask how you painted them?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 23:08:07


Post by: El-Torrminator


Those scratchbuilt chimeras are incredible! Looking forward to seeing how the russes turn out.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 23:28:43


Post by: Develain


Thanks everybody.

@ Von Domm: I think premade tracks are waaay more expensive than what im doing. I buy an L-beam for like 2,- euros. and the rod for 1.5,- Ofcourse the time it takes..

@Leadlegion: I haven't sculpted any fur for these models lol. I do have some pig iron winter militia helmets swapped with some original heads.

About the colour of the tanks. Pretty simple:
Dheneb Stone/Ceramite white 60/40, and shaded with Graveyard earth and something that looks like scorched brown.
Hope that helps


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 23:33:24


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well.... yours look way more expensive than my premade ones (compliment, nudge, nudge )



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 23:39:31


Post by: Commander Cain


Oh my. And here is me thinking you have been slacking after you finished your clone trooper army when you have been whipping tanks up all this time!

Stunning work as usual, you have some high expectations to live up to after the last army but I am sure you can do it!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 23:40:21


Post by: Develain


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
well.... yours look way more expensive than my premade ones (compliment, nudge, nudge )



Danke sehr!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 23:47:49


Post by: DeadGaurd


Very cool, Im a huge fan of your painting style, its very crisp and clear. I loved it on the clones and it looks great on the Vostroyans

(edit) Also your scratch building skill are AMAZING


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/17 23:56:21


Post by: DemetriDominov


Must... bend... to.. my... will... create... me... this.... army....


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/18 05:47:27


Post by: Sheep


Stunningly amazing. You're making everyone elses scratch building look like a random collection of pieces compared to this perfection.

Look forward to more!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/18 13:17:59


Post by: Valhalla130


Yeah, when I first saw this thread, I thought "wow, nice." After seeing your clones army, I am eagerly awaiting the end results of this thread.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/18 20:51:59


Post by: SJM


Fantastic stuff. Love your paint jobs - almost cartoon feel to them.



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/19 05:26:04


Post by: wazzoo2000


holly crap very nice


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/22 07:05:46


Post by: shtfox13


i would pay GW prices for your tanks So freaking amazing. subbed


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/22 17:19:32


Post by: Develain


shtfox13 wrote:
i would pay GW prices for your tanks So freaking amazing. subbed


Thanks!

Would need to learn how to cast first. But I am considering about casting them up one day. Going to finish this army first!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/29 08:49:05


Post by: Develain


Last phase of painting for these 2 Chimera's:




2nd:



Gotta figure out what to freehand in the white circles. If anyone has good ideas, would like to hear em. (Trying to go for a company number. Don't know what lettertype..)

And 2 more Leman Russ' W.i.p. pics:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/29 10:39:59


Post by: J-paint


Sickeningly good sir, as per. I continue to be awestruck.

For the character in the white circle you could always use the Russian alphabet, valhallan themed etc. Then again it may be a little too obvious.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/29 12:20:54


Post by: MauS


I'd keep it in the same style as the V on the sides... Maybe even the same V...


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/29 12:47:34


Post by: rustbucket


I would say go with the same font style but paint on a squadron designator or individual serial number. Great paint scheme going so far and the scratchbuilding is pretty damned awesome


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/29 16:03:30


Post by: 40kFSU


You are easily one of the most gifted painters and modelers on Dakka. I looking forward to more.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/29 18:40:27


Post by: Nowlan


Love the paint job.
Now that they have some color on them, the front end of the hull reminds me of a British bren carrier.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/29 18:51:25


Post by: kitch102


I'm genuinely in awe


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/29 19:14:02


Post by: seanm222


Wow this looks amazing! I'm really tempted to start a Praetorian based army off of this.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/01/30 20:47:52


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i had to quote these pics again...

your painting truly humbles me...tho it is a sweet pain

 Develain wrote:
Last phase of painting for these 2 Chimera's:




2nd:



Gotta figure out what to freehand in the white circles. If anyone has good ideas, would like to hear em. (Trying to go for a company number. Don't know what lettertype..)

And 2 more Leman Russ' W.i.p. pics:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/05 08:53:07


Post by: Develain


Last sunday we had our annual paint a model in 8 hours competition. Unfortunately the winner from last year couldn't be there.

Anyway on to the pics:

1. Me very own Valhallan Officer count as Lucas Bastogne:



2. Fantasy Nurgle Festus:



3. New fantasy Chaos Lord



Honourable Mention: Nurgle Lord



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/06 09:52:14


Post by: J-paint


LIking this very much, does the number 1 mean you won? If so it was well deserved, Your red, like all your colours are beautifully smooth. Very envious!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/06 10:25:25


Post by: Enzephalon


If GW ever releases plastic Vostroyans I will be starting an Imperial guard army.

Anyway...I'm definitely subscribing here for the shear amount of skill you have to show off.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/06 13:11:05


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Woaw those tanks are awesome, what's next a baneblade


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/06 14:03:59


Post by: Rawson


 Enzephalon wrote:
If GW ever releases plastic Vostroyans...

There is a whole queue of us holding our collective breaths for that day though I think we're all doomed to asphyxiation


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/06 14:28:07


Post by: Valhalla130


 Rawson wrote:
 Enzephalon wrote:
If GW ever releases plastic Vostroyans...

There is a whole queue of us holding our collective breaths for that day though I think we're all doomed to asphyxiation


Welcome to the IG!!!

Seriously, I've been wanting plastic Valhallans for over a decade now.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/06 17:48:14


Post by: Develain


 Enzephalon wrote:
If GW ever releases plastic Vostroyans I will be starting an Imperial guard army.


Hah! Yeah, like that's ever gonna happen. If GW would just drop the Catachans and revamped one of the metal ranges, like the Vostroyans or Steel legion. That would be something..
I guess plastic sisters are more likely to happen before that.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/06 22:35:37


Post by: lone dirty dog


 Develain wrote:
 Enzephalon wrote:
If GW ever releases plastic Vostroyans I will be starting an Imperial guard army.


Hah! Yeah, like that's ever gonna happen. If GW would just drop the Catachans and revamped one of the metal ranges, like the Vostroyans or Steel legion. That would be something..
I guess plastic sisters are more likely to happen before that.


Totally agree but it would be a nice surprise I would buy plastic vostroyans and steal legions by the bucket load


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/06 22:40:51


Post by: BAN


omg, with plasticard skills like that do you ever even have to buy a tank? lol


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/07 08:36:39


Post by: J-paint


 Rawson wrote:
 Enzephalon wrote:
If GW ever releases plastic Vostroyans...

There is a whole queue of us holding our collective breaths for that day though I think we're all doomed to asphyxiation

This =[


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/07 11:17:50


Post by: Develain


lone dirty dog wrote:
 Develain wrote:
 Enzephalon wrote:
If GW ever releases plastic Vostroyans I will be starting an Imperial guard army.


Hah! Yeah, like that's ever gonna happen. If GW would just drop the Catachans and revamped one of the metal ranges, like the Vostroyans or Steel legion. That would be something..
I guess plastic sisters are more likely to happen before that.


Totally agree but it would be a nice surprise I would buy plastic vostroyans and steal legions by the bucket load


You definitly wouldn't be the only one!

BAN wrote:omg, with plasticard skills like that do you ever even have to buy a tank? lol


Not for this army.


Some years ago me and a guy were joking about Lucas Bastonne, that someone should model and paint a box of cookies from a famous brand here in the Netherlands, called:
Bastogne!



And that the model should be carrying a mini version of it!

Well, since this army will include a Lucas Bastonne. He is getting it!

Needs the white letters, and a better picture once finished:





And some more w.i.p shenanigans:

Been messing around with a press-mould. Here's the result:


All the tanks will be getting stars with a different colour as you could see on the first 2 chimera's.
These are the rest waiting to get some colour: (they are just square cut plasticcard. Saves me alot of time painting white squares )


And lastly. Some test numbers for the transports:


Cheers!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/07 12:01:18


Post by: Jangus


These are absolutely outstanding, I myself am making a WWII themed IG army, and would love to see a tutorial on how you managed to make such beautiful specimens! Truly amazing, keep up the great work!!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/07 12:28:23


Post by: lone dirty dog


The tanks are amazing great plastic card work and the biscuit packet is tops, now can you pose a guy eating one


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/07 16:44:11


Post by: Develain


biscuit package is done!




Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/07 19:47:40


Post by: Valhalla130


That's awesome.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/07 19:56:04


Post by: Viktor von Domm


that is weird on so many levels...but i am bowing humbly before this deed and his painter... what an effort...!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/07 22:52:40


Post by: lone dirty dog


Amazing


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/08 11:40:37


Post by: Develain


Thx.

Made a comparison shot:


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/08 12:23:14


Post by: Commander Cain


That is some excellent freehanding I have got to say!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/02/08 12:57:23


Post by: lone dirty dog


Well that puts it into perspective


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/14 16:21:40


Post by: Develain


Finished the crates with supplies:



Command Chimera almost finished:



Pretty happy with how the dozer-blade turned out:



Finishing the 4th Chimera as well + Leman Russ is getting more details. More on that later!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/14 17:41:34


Post by: wazzoo2000


 Develain wrote:
 lone dirty dog wrote:
I would say yes if I am not mistaken they are L beams with the ends cut at angles and to pieces of plastic rod in between each section


Saves me time to explain it, this is exactly how it works lol.

Picture of it:



Hope this explains it


well i just found my need ork tank tracks how too, thanks m8, your work is some of the best on here


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/15 16:09:15


Post by: Develain


Leman Russ W.I.P.




Now that the tracks are on, it's starting to look like the real deal!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/15 17:18:24


Post by: Desubot


Oh snap this is going to be good.

btw those equipment baskets are awsome


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/18 17:27:57


Post by: Develain


4th Chimera:


And a group shot:


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/18 17:36:28


Post by: Losteriksson


Wow those are fantastic! Well done great work. I really like the colour scheme to.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/18 18:14:46


Post by: SirRamirez


Man, how can someone only build and paint so good?!?! I'm so jealous :-) Great work, I like it a lot!!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/18 18:30:38


Post by: Bellzo


Those are awesome looking! great work


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/18 18:46:15


Post by: Commander Cain


Beautiful! All four together look amazing.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/18 19:46:50


Post by: Lord Dreden


Awesome scratch built tanks. I am not a fan of the out of box chimera so I really appreciate yours. Great work.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/18 21:32:50


Post by: Viktor von Domm


man... how i love that creamy look...

if you ever feel like... than a step by step to get that creamy look would be greatly apreciated!!!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/18 21:41:59


Post by: Commander Cain


Yeah what Vik said! One for the clone trooper white as well while you are at it, I need it for my Dreamforge Stormtroopers!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/18 21:48:33


Post by: Viktor von Domm


ohoh... donĀ“t mention the clone troopers... i am still trying not to show these to my sons... if they see these they will press gang or balckmail me to make them such an army too^^...


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/18 21:51:04


Post by: iheartlargeblasttemplates


Wow those tanks are so awesome!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/18 21:59:28


Post by: Develain


Haha! About the white. It's actually on both the Clones and these tanks the same colour
It it the shading that makes them stand apart.

I will make a tutorial when I start painting a Leman Russ


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/18 22:04:50


Post by: Viktor von Domm


splendid!!!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/28 08:33:20


Post by: Zephyr0th


Registered just to say. .

Amazing

Keep up the good work!

Seeing your work has seriously tempted me try to scratch build some tanky goodness.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/28 10:56:04


Post by: JohnnyHell


Me too... a buttload of cheap styrene rods just arrived from China/eBay so I've the makings of all kinds of goodness... this thread is inspiring!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/03/28 20:36:23


Post by: Develain


Thanks guys!

Awesome to hear that this log is an inspiration for you.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/04/01 17:43:24


Post by: Develain


Russes:




Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/04/27 18:22:58


Post by: Develain


Update time. Got a little lazy and started making pictures with my phone. Can't get the red how I want them to look like they do in real life, but I guess I'm not the only one who has that problem..

onto the pictures of last months work:



















Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/04/27 18:42:07


Post by: OneManNoodles


Awesome stuff, nice work on the eyes btw. I was wondering when we'd all get to see some more infantry

What are you aiming for with your red? It looks ok to me, a bit bright and orange maybe but that looks to be your painting style,
maybe try an under tone wash of purple or brown on a test piece, just to dull it down and increase the contrast.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/04/28 00:41:14


Post by: kestral


I like your painting style - it is very distinctive and unique. Do you use washes at all, or is it all line painted? And your ability with plasticard is awesome!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/04/28 05:38:40


Post by: Two Spartan


Awesome work man!

The sniper is my favourite =)


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/04/28 07:54:53


Post by: masterdoobie


How bad were you two years ago? Cause these are great. Have you by any chance spent the last two years training at warhammer in a hyperbolic time chamber? (figured you may get the reference cause of your pic)

When I have more time I will have to scrounge through your posts to see if you have done any tutorials, cause I'm sure you have a lot you can teach on both the painting and modelling fronts.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/04/28 08:16:50


Post by: BloodGenisis


Wow those are awsome~


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/04/28 08:22:45


Post by: Young_Logan


Looking awesome the colours are the best though, so crisp and clean

Young Logan


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/04/28 08:55:16


Post by: Tyranidcrusher


Wow! Those Vehicles are looking insane, makes me wanna play guard now...


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/04/28 13:09:35


Post by: Develain


Thanks guys!

@Onemanoodles: No the red is fine and how I like it. I just cant get the red right onto the pictures

@Kestral: No washes here. Line painting is my style, and washes can't give me the result I want.

@Masterdoobie: No hyperbolic time chamber training for me. Couldn't get to the lookout in the first place..
Haven't done any tutorials. I learned all my stuff from other WIP forums + practice makes perfect, how lame that might sound


Gave the Commissar a sword and a flying skull probe to represent a Refractor Field. Pictures later


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/04/28 13:48:26


Post by: Commander Cain


Nice stuff as usual mate! Red seems incredibly hard to get just right in a photo (trust me, I have an army or red marines!), if you have some sort of photoshop program, I would suggest you play around with the colour curves, usually does the trick for me.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/05/04 14:10:06


Post by: Develain


Commissar pre-undercoat:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/05/04 19:44:45


Post by: Deunstephe


Great work here, very inspirational!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/05/04 23:31:33


Post by: killykavekommando


Your paintjobs are so crisp. I'm completely jealous.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/05/25 09:13:27


Post by: Develain


Finally got a Valhallan sarge from ebay!

He wont be a sarge though, but a verteran holding a banner:




Anyone remember these? painted them 3.5 years ago.

touched the left guy a little up, gave him a new gun and tadaa:



He is the first of a carapace armour vet squad.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/05/25 09:42:19


Post by: Nowlan


Love those autogun conversions.
Are they just standard lasguns with bolter magazines?
What did you use for the barrels/gas-block on the non-standard ones?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/05/25 10:23:47


Post by: Develain


The autoguns you see above are: Catachan lasgun with bolter mag.
A normal lasgun with bolter mag.
And the last one is a cultist autogun.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/05/25 15:00:04


Post by: Commander Cain


Nice stuff mate! Now I have to go back and look at all your older projects that I seem to have missed...


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/06/14 17:08:31


Post by: Develain


Commissar tank chassis sans dozerblade





LRBT with the turret. Needs some final details: (searchlight and shenanigans)



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/06/14 19:06:32


Post by: Commander Cain


Best scratch built tanks ever!

That's might impressive work though Dev, makes me wish I had some talent when it came to plasticard.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/06/14 19:22:05


Post by: SilverMK2


Some truely awesome scratch building and painting.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/06/15 03:37:26


Post by: lipsdapips


Pretty sure i've subbed to this already, but no harm done in saying SUBBED again!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/06/15 03:58:46


Post by: migsula


I'm in love! This thread is so deliciously oldskool and stylistically original that I'm really happy I stumbled upon it! Keep up the great work.

-migs


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/06/15 06:39:55


Post by: OneManNoodles


Wow, that looks amazing I really love the guality and how clean your work is



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/01 16:17:47


Post by: Develain


Bought a stowage kit from tamiya. I am going to stack the tanks with this alot! Will make pictures when I have some painted up and attached to them



For the Commissar tank I had the Executioner tank in mind, the one with the round plasma cannon from the Ryza pattern FW Leman Russ as I am not really fond of the current square looking one GW has at the moment. I started making the coil by wrapping 1 mm plastic rod around a tube I thinkened to size. Here is the result:



This will be placed in a wider tube so that it is embedded in the cannon.
More on that later.

When I read the rules for the Eradicator Leman Russ tank I knew I had to add this tank for this army. I always presume that this is the replacement for the FW Leman Russ Conquerer in some way.

Here is my attempt at recreating the FW conquerer cannon functioning as an Eradicator cannon in game:



Cheers!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/01 18:17:18


Post by: Nowlan


Looks great. Fits the KV1 turret style nicely. The surface details on the cannon make it look like each section recoils into the previous one, which makes the gun look very dynamic.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/01 21:44:59


Post by: Elnibbus


Some fantastic work here mate- puts my Tiger to shame! Am in the planning stages of a StuG style assault gun.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/01 22:23:54


Post by: TheFireDrake


Plasitcard skills, wow.
Yarrick conversion, wow.
Empire Greatsword Bodied guardsmen, wow.
Keep the inspiration coming man.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/01 23:14:56


Post by: Develain


Thx guys!

Started painting the first Leman Russ turret. Added the searchlight and an antenna with a small banner attached to it.

Little crappy phone-pic:


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/07 09:46:16


Post by: LeadLegion


What Nolan said. Put far better than I ever could. Love the painstaking work you've put into each and every one of these so far.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/13 00:49:06


Post by: Develain


Thanks.

Got some FW stuff:


Put it to use on the Ripper guns:


Here is a comparison shot of the Leman Russ turret on a Chimmy:


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/13 00:57:53


Post by: Elnibbus


Awesome stuff dude. I might have pinched your idea for doing the tracks on tanks- your work is certainly inspiring! My problem is I just can't get things to be exactly square (read: exactly to angle and fit) and subsequently my stuff doesn't look half as neat or professional as yours. Still, gives me something to work to!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/13 10:35:38


Post by: LeadLegion


Gorgeous. The over-sized turret works surprisingly well. Very menacing.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/16 00:13:25


Post by: Develain


 LeadLegion wrote:
Gorgeous. The over-sized turret works surprisingly well. Very menacing.


That's what makes the Ragnarok pattern the cool tank it is.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/16 01:45:27


Post by: alabamaheretic


fun little bit of work...i lurked through your clone trooper thread and it was pretty awesome too keep up the good job. are you gonna be doing any special characters other than bastone?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/16 17:27:40


Post by: Develain


 alabamaheretic wrote:
fun little bit of work...i lurked through your clone trooper thread and it was pretty awesome too keep up the good job. are you gonna be doing any special characters other than bastone?


Thanks!

I have a Commissar tank commander that will be Pask in game, or Paskov since he is from the Vostroyan Firstborn.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/20 13:13:35


Post by: Tyranidcrusher


I like the sound of it!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/23 16:48:25


Post by: Develain


Dozer blade:

Inspiration:





W.i.p.:



And finished:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/23 16:51:18


Post by: danesk


Dude, that db is amazing! How did you do it? I'm currently trying to rebuild a vindicator, with no idea on how to start on the siege-shield...

You're a master with the cards mate, I love your own tanks!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/24 21:47:54


Post by: Develain


 danesk wrote:
Dude, that db is amazing! How did you do it? I'm currently trying to rebuild a vindicator, with no idea on how to start on the siege-shield...

You're a master with the cards mate, I love your own tanks!


Thanks,

It's practically a 3d triangle with the top- corner parts stuck to it, to make it not look completely flat.
Oh and some years experience with plasticcard helps

Started painting 1 of the 2 Lord Commissars, some carapace armoured vets aswell. More on that later


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/24 22:22:42


Post by: LeadLegion


Luverly! Unlike many of the card-builds I've seen, I'd have to pick up your card-work to know it wasn't plastic. Stunning.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/27 09:23:02


Post by: Develain


 LeadLegion wrote:
I'd have to pick up your card-work to know it wasn't plastic.


But it is plastic

Small update on some paint progress. Another veteran, this one has been assembeled 4 years ago and got finished last week finally!



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/27 12:52:21


Post by: lipsdapips


Ooooooh thats clean!
Nice combination of parts Develain, those pig iron heads are mean as man, I used the helmeted version of that gas mask one on my IG vets. But yeah, unique, clean, awesome!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/27 13:00:51


Post by: LeadLegion


Agreed. Lovely bit of painting and kitbashing!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/07/27 13:38:16


Post by: Sheep


Oh very nice, I love you clean style of painting, its like cel shading.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/11 00:56:35


Post by: Develain


Commissar received some paint:




Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/15 10:51:28


Post by: Develain


Finished some more Carapace armoured Vets. Only needs snow:







Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/15 11:53:28


Post by: Tower75


Wow! What can I say that others have not?

Truly, truly amazing work, sir!

Bottle your skill and sell it. Bottle it, says I!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/15 11:58:12


Post by: Paradigm


Really great project, keep it up!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/15 12:14:11


Post by: Valhalla130


I love that commissar. I have that model, too. Now I have to try to mkae mine as good as yours, don't I? Dang it.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/16 01:23:21


Post by: Develain


Thanks dudes!

 Valhalla130 wrote:
I love that commissar. I have that model, too. Now I have to try to mkae mine as good as yours, don't I? Dang it.


This is the warming up for the Commissar Yarrick conversion I have undercoated and ready to paint. That one has way more detail on it!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/16 04:06:04


Post by: MagickalMemories


Why the checkers on the Commisar's chainsword? Don't get me wrong, they're looking good... but it makes me think he stole it from a dead Ork.

Eric


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/19 12:36:21


Post by: Develain


 MagickalMemories wrote:
but it makes me think he stole it from a dead Ork.

Eric


Because he did!? Doing a Yarrick is pretty populair in Vostroyan regiments. + I like checkers.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/23 16:33:41


Post by: Develain


Executioner Plasma cannon w.i.p.:



And finished on the turret:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/24 04:36:37


Post by: 40kFSU


I really enjoy our thread. Scratch builds are top notch but I like the sharp colors you use best.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/24 08:56:40


Post by: HoeJarris


I love this thread!
Keep giving us awesome eye candy!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/24 19:01:02


Post by: Commander Cain


Great looking infantry and the tank is coming along superbly!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/26 15:31:07


Post by: Develain


Thanks,

Here is a preview of the upcoming finished Leman Russ:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/26 15:39:15


Post by: Desubot


Man how do you shade your tanks so perfectly?

Tutorials perhaps maybe?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/26 19:47:56


Post by: Develain


 Desubot wrote:
Man how do you shade your tanks so perfectly?

Tutorials perhaps maybe?


It's mostly subtle washing with a soft-tone earth-shade, but started by painting the recesseses with a hard line of graveyard earth a little thicker than the highlights I use.
And whenever I think it's too clean I just smack some more shade on it by either watering down graveyard earth or the soft tone wash


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/26 19:58:25


Post by: SilverMK2


Some more excellent work (painting and building) since I last checked out this thread

Why are there so many awesome hobbyists in the Netherlands?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/27 04:04:15


Post by: migsula


Love The new stuff!! Your painting style is the polar opposite to what I am trying to achieve, yet I utterly enjoy seeing it. One of the best things about the hobby how many different styles it fits and you are doing one extreme very proud.

Very much looking forward to more!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/27 22:12:45


Post by: Develain


 migsula wrote:
Love The new stuff!! Your painting style is the polar opposite to what I am trying to achieve, yet I utterly enjoy seeing it. One of the best things about the hobby how many different styles it fits and you are doing one extreme very proud.

Very much looking forward to more!


Thanks man! Been a fan of your work since the gundams! Really appreciate you being here leaving a comment!

Here is the almost finished Leman Russ:







Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/27 22:37:19


Post by: El-Torrminator


That Russ is outstanding!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/27 22:38:28


Post by: Paradigm


Now that's a tank, Great Stuff!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/27 22:58:07


Post by: Sageheart


Those scratch builds at start of the blog are crazy good.
Love the color scheme of the inf models as well


and those carapace guys...so blissful!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/27 23:59:11


Post by: Pekel


I LOVE your paint style! Bright and clean, but so much depth. Really fantastic log all around, keep it up!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/28 16:56:20


Post by: Develain


Glad to see you like the Leman Russ

Almost forgot to post this one:
Banner bearer:


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/28 23:17:48


Post by: Senortaco


I love the free hand on that banner! Not to mention the brick base for your models


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/29 17:08:19


Post by: Develain


Thanks!

Here is the Yarrick conversion all painted up:



This is it for August..

To finish list for September:

- 2 Objectives and Relic counter
- Leman Russ Eradicator
- Ogryns
- Commissar Leman Russ Executioner

See you in September!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/29 17:15:47


Post by: Paradigm


Great work on Yarrik, and that banner is nothing short of epic. Looking forward to seeing what you are doing with ogyrn.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/29 18:14:39


Post by: Valhalla130


You have on of the cleanest painting styles I've ever seen, and your highlighting is superb. It's there, and it sets off the model, but it's not glaring. I love your painting.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/30 15:07:47


Post by: Develain


hey thanks dudes!

Got 1 w.i.p. shot of one of the objective markers,
Statue!:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/08/30 18:30:07


Post by: Sageheart


Digging the objective marker! Love the dog on the base
and the painting on the Yarrick commissar conversion is really really good, anyway we can get some more upclose pictures of him?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/01 11:55:29


Post by: Tyranidcrusher


Objective marker looking nice, almost an Objective Marxist ;D


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/04 02:17:43


Post by: Develain


What's this?



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/04 02:22:01


Post by: alabamaheretic


that looks to be a oger model being converted into an ogryn looking forward to it


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/04 19:09:54


Post by: Develain


Ogryn update:

Banner bearer with Long-sleeve T:



And next step is some armour:



Next step is making the helmets. I'm going for the same style as the winter militia helmets the Carapace armoured vets have.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/04 19:16:17


Post by: Commander Cain


Man, I love every update of yours. Such precision work and you never fail to impress me!

That ogryn is looking awesome, some excellent sculpting work there.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/05 00:50:20


Post by: Littletower


Everything shown is amazing, superb scratchbuilding and great painting. Inspiring.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/05 05:17:12


Post by: Nowlan


Something about the ogryn's armor, I think its the modular thigh plates, makes me think he's an EOD tech.

Ogryn bomb disposal... That'd be amusing to see, but a mess to clean up.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/05 06:40:12


Post by: lipsdapips


Those look awesome, my friend! Can't wait to see what you do with the helmets


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/05 13:17:32


Post by: Valhalla130


 Nowlan wrote:
Something about the ogryn's armor, I think its the modular thigh plates, makes me think he's an EOD tech.

Ogryn bomb disposal... That'd be amusing to see, but a mess to clean up.


That would explain the Ogryn bone'eads.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/09 11:26:55


Post by: Sageheart


Looking cool!

How did you make the armor for the body? Is it just layers of greenstuff/puddy, any tips on making something like that? How to lay it on the model, etc.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/11 00:56:37


Post by: Develain


 Sageheart wrote:
Looking cool!

How did you make the armor for the body? Is it just layers of greenstuff/puddy, any tips on making something like that? How to lay it on the model, etc.


Yes, it is layers of putty. I press it on the model about as thick as I want the armour to be, and then I cut it to size.

Here is some W.I.P. shots of the other 3 Ogryns:



P.s.

How do I change the title of this log? so that it shows in the forum list?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/11 01:14:05


Post by: Commander Cain


Awesome looking trio! Can't wait to see the banner bearer take shape.

Re. Changing the title, you simply hit the edit button on your very first post of this blog and you can change it from there. Took me forever to figure it out as well..


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/11 02:59:20


Post by: Develain


 Commander Cain wrote:
Awesome looking trio! Can't wait to see the banner bearer take shape.

Re. Changing the title, you simply hit the edit button on your very first post of this blog and you can change it from there. Took me forever to figure it out as well..


Ah there we go! Thanks Cain!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/11 03:02:23


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


An interesting base for helmeted Ogryns are the Iron Guts heads. I used them for my guard by adding gas masks.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/11 17:18:21


Post by: Develain


 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
An interesting base for helmeted Ogryns are the Iron Guts heads. I used them for my guard by adding gas masks.


Thanks for the tip, but I am going for something a little less fantasy.
Here is what I'm working on at the moment. (The middle one needs a fur hat still, because it looks like a helmet now )



Leman Russ Eradicator is coming along nicely as well, same goes for the objective markers. Pictures soon!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/11 20:08:18


Post by: Viktor von Domm


this new project of converting ogres... it will stay in my long term box for inspiration!!! very good progress!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/12 23:16:50


Post by: Develain


Thanks Viktor!

More progress:






Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/12 23:47:35


Post by: Deunstephe


Those guys look fantastic. Can't help but think you should do one up like the Heavy from Team Fortress 2, I'm afraid!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/13 02:36:11


Post by: Strombones


 Develain wrote:
Commissar received some paint:




I want this. So pretty...


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/13 20:51:02


Post by: Sageheart


I love that gasmask head!
These Ogyrns are looks perfect.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/15 20:00:02


Post by: Develain


 Sageheart wrote:
I love that gasmask head!
These Ogyrns are looks perfect.


Thanks!

Here it is on the model:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/16 15:12:52


Post by: Sageheart


So awesome!
How did you build the weapon?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/20 09:42:08


Post by: Develain


 Sageheart wrote:
So awesome!
How did you build the weapon?


Hey thanks! The gun was built primarily with plasticcard and plastic tube. Brass rings, I forgot where I got them from but they are straight out of a bag nothing fancy converting here. And the aquila is from the Small brass aquila set from Forge World. Hope that helps!

And now.. Before I start painting the Ogryns.

Tanks!

Here is the Eradicator finished:















And with the LRBT:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/20 10:43:53


Post by: Paradigm


Nice work, those tanks together look even better. I love the freehand on the Eradicator.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/20 13:37:57


Post by: Valhalla130


Those thanks look great. I have to say, most people who scratchbuild their own stuff, or base their stuff on other models do not have vehicles that look very 40k, IMHO. But those look different and cool, yet would fit right in. Great job!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/20 13:46:48


Post by: Aeroroot


Amazing vostroyans. Big fan of the big V!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/22 12:49:27


Post by: 40kFSU


I totally agree with Valhalla130. Your work really keeps the feel of grimdark. And, again, your painting is fantastic.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/22 13:35:35


Post by: Jordan


Awesome work, man.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/23 20:18:59


Post by: Develain


Glad to see you guys like the Eradicator!

Here is something you might also like:

A painted Ogryn:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/23 23:30:39


Post by: Deunstephe


Dang, he looks fantastic! I love your painting, everything's bold but 40k. Fantastic stuff.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/23 23:37:09


Post by: migsula


Looking great!

We need a size comparison shot of the Ogryn with one of your guard


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/24 16:23:03


Post by: Commander Cain


The latest tanks is amazing! Loving the subtle battle damage and all the freehand details. The ogryn looks great as well, some excellent blending going on with the fabric by the looks of it.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/24 16:49:50


Post by: sluggaslugga


I'd love to play a game against your army with my DKOK.
Really nice work on sculpting the ogryns, and your paintjob is smooth... maybe even a little cartoony, which is not a bad thing at all


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/24 16:56:49


Post by: bebopdrums2424


All the progress looks fantastic. This is one of my favorite threads here on dakka. Your bright painting and heavily stylized approach is really inspiring to see!! Thanks!
bebop


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/24 17:48:52


Post by: Develain


Woow! some great dakkanauts commenting here, really means much to me guys!

@Slugga: that's one of my painting traits I guess, been hearing that for a long time now :p I Don't mind it though!

I have painted the second Ogryn:



@ Migs, I wanted to make a comparison shot but not with the first one though. this comparison shot is a little cooler IMO because they kinda look similair in posing



Now all that's left are the Ogryn Banner bearer and Bone 'ead


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/24 22:00:45


Post by: Psycho_Mantis


Comrade Ogryn is looking real dapper there. and i do love the tanks, but what kind of stuff did you use as a base for them? or is that just a mediculusly crafted shell made out of plasticard too?

Keep this one up mate, it's jaw-droppingly gorgeos all the way through


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/25 09:48:57


Post by: Develain


 Psycho_Mantis wrote:
or is that just a mediculusly crafted shell made out of plasticard too?

Keep this one up mate, it's jaw-droppingly gorgeos all the way through


Yes, It's made entirely out of plasticcard

Thanks man, glad you're enjoying it!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/25 12:15:20


Post by: Paradigm


Nice ogryn, and the idea of giving him a chainsword is also neat, and not something I've seen before. Both of them look really cool, and next to the guardsman, properly bulky, while still remaining in proportion. Again, nice work!.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/26 07:00:04


Post by: Freytag93


I love the painting for the ogryn. It's so crisp and picks out the details perfectly. Well done!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/26 14:19:28


Post by: Develain


Thanks!

Little preview of whats to come after the Ogryns:



Objective markers painted:



And also a Relic marker. Found a pillar I bought some time ago, cut the base of it to make it look like a plateau. Added a broken sword (little lame, but ok) and voila!



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/26 23:43:39


Post by: Senortaco


The sword reminds me of aragons two handed sword in return of the king


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/27 00:05:26


Post by: Deunstephe


Love the objective markers, and the sword is definitely going to remind people of LOTR. That's a neat touch actually.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/27 00:29:14


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Just Fantastic Dev. Thanks for sharing!

Bebop


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/27 02:57:45


Post by: Valhalla130


First thing I thought was Lord of the Rings and Aragorn's sword. I really like that objective marker. I'm stealing that idea.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/09/28 15:57:25


Post by: Commander Cain


Awesome stuff as always! Ogryn is fab and those objective markers look great as well. Keep up the great work!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/01 14:07:59


Post by: Develain


Thanks guys!

This is the start of the end of this project.

Here is the Commissar tank turret almost finished:











Need to fix a Hunter Killer missile to the turret, don't know yet how I want it fixed on it though..

Enjoy!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/01 14:11:52


Post by: Paradigm


The work on that Commissar Tank is great, the freehand is cool and the commissar on top is full of character. I can also imagine him using that storm bolter for mass executions... I bet no one fall back while he's around, he'd mow down the whole platoon, not just the sergeants!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/01 14:16:57


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Gorgeous. What a great choice with the sea green to compliment the palette. As far as the missile...youve somewhat painted yourself into a corner eh? Youve got so much great detail on the one side, and as far as balance is concerned, you dont want it too close to the busy areas on top, id imagine. (not to mention, realistically, itd probably kill the commissar upon ignition). Id say your best bet is just above the 91 (assuming that panel is flat and even with the chassis, and not at an angle, its hard to tell). I dunno sir, quite a dilemma....well lets see whatcha do?!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/02 17:00:29


Post by: Develain


Hows this?:





Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/02 17:44:40


Post by: Mr Sighs


Very nice models! Particularly the ogryn, the mirrored pose is a nice touch in the scale shot! however it's those tank turrets which are the best, they add a really distinct identity to your tanks. My only criticism is that the plasma coil on the commissars tank could be a bit more glowy, maybe more intense highlights or a go at OSL?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/02 19:05:20


Post by: Develain


Mr Sighs wrote:
My only criticism is that the plasma coil on the commissars tank could be a bit more glowy, maybe more intense highlights or a go at OSL?


Yeah I have been thinking about adding an extra light layer to make the glow stand out a little more, when I painted it I thought it was good enough, but now that I see it on the pictures I'm having doubts too. More on that later!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/02 21:13:45


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Yeah Dev, great placement on the missle. You tackled it perfectly. As for the osl idea, ...im against it. i think it looks just great the way it is as your style is neat and very tidy. Adding osl i think would contradict the overall design of your palette. Thats just my two cents and clearly whatever you intend to do will look great.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/04 15:49:10


Post by: mars2024


Hey Dev, how do you rivet? Do you have a tutorial or can you explain it. I'm doing some Imp stuff (instead of the usual Orky builds) and am wondering what tools/techniques you use to get such great, clean rivets.

Thanks!

ps
This stuff is amazing! Keep it up.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/05 09:05:30


Post by: HoeJarris


I can't get over how nice your painting is, it's perfect
Also the turrets for your tanks look brilliant and definitely set yours out from others out there!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/05 23:37:37


Post by: lipsdapips


Develain, I have to say that of all the painting styles on this forum, yours is one of if not the best. I love the sort of clean, but still a little 'smudgy' in the recesses look. Across all your blogs, the star wars IG, vostroyans, SMs, it's all consistantly fantastic. Keep it up mate.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/06 22:00:04


Post by: Develain


@ Mars: Rivits: 1mm plastic rod, cut slivers of of it, glue them in place, file them flat if they aren't and then you can also check if they are glued properly.
That's all to it, hope that explains it a bit

@Jarris: Thanks man!

@Lips: Really appreciate it man!

Already showed you the Executioner turret. Here is the complete tank:






Also played a little Pre Grand Tournament tourny last saturday. Took some pictures:

Armoured company lining up vs Tyranids:










Other battles pics didn't came out that well because of bad lighting. :(

Enjoy!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/07 00:36:51


Post by: KommissarKiln


1. Is scratch-building tanks a more economical way to expand armored armies?
2. Did you smush the bugs?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/07 02:46:28


Post by: Deiyos


Oh man I absolutely love those KV-1 conversions and those Ogryns looks amazing! keep it up


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/07 13:41:31


Post by: Develain


 KommissarKiln wrote:
1. Is scratch-building tanks a more economical way to expand armored armies?
2. Did you smush the bugs?


1. Defo yes! Time wise? Nooooo
2. I didn't smush them, but I managed to hold them off of the objectives, which meant the first crushing victory for this army!

I also took some pictures of Bastonne the cookie man:





Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/07 18:44:16


Post by: OneManNoodles



Your tanks are excellent! Very nice army so far.

scratch-building the tanks might take longer, but it's more fun for sure

You've done the old vallhallan officer model proud, it's probably the best painted one I've seen.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/08 13:52:03


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Dev, would you mind sharing your recipe for your NMM gold? And your process of application....pleaseeeeeeeeeee?
Cheers

BB

Ps. Exquisite work as usual, but thats just obvious now isnt it?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/08 21:59:48


Post by: Develain


 bebopdrums2424 wrote:
Dev, would you mind sharing your recipe for your NMM gold? And your process of application....pleaseeeeeeeeeee?
Cheers

BB


Actually it is not NMM. I try to make it look like a rich yellow hinting that it's gold but it's not. :p
Don't ask me why, I just like it that way.

But I can break it down how I do it:

Over a black undercoat it's Tausept Ochre as a base.
Then about 50/50 Tausept/Averland Sunset.
If there are details on the yellow flat surfaces, paint the recesses with scorched brown, followed by a light soft tone wash.
To finish it off by highlighting with pure golden yellow.

Then you'll get something like this:



This is the Banner bearer almost finsihed. Working on the banner still. More pictures tomorrow. As well as the Ogryn Bone 'ead.

Keep an eye out! This army is reaching completion.. Grand Tournament is at the end of the month!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/08 22:11:11


Post by: bebopdrums2424


I was referring to the gold skull on the dozerblade...or are they the same? It certainly looks like a nmm Well done either way. Thanks!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/08 22:14:43


Post by: Develain


OH that? lol I was thinking.

Uhm yeah it's practically the same, maybe I used the wash a little more and a lighter highlight because it was too detailed to keep it flat looking . Just depends on the area I'm painting on


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/09 12:44:28


Post by: Baiyuan


Very unique style. Doing without most of the techniques that are generally deemed desirable these days (no zenithal lighting, not much weathering etc.), but still maybe because of that achieving an incredibly picturesque and pretty look.
I'll keep an eye on this.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/09 19:10:03


Post by: Develain


Thanks Baiyuan!

Here is the Ogryn Bone 'ead:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/09 19:15:25


Post by: Paradigm


Nice work, these ogryn are going to be awesome as a complete set.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/09 19:38:32


Post by: Fab


Really awesome ogryns! I really like your cartoonish style of painting.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/11 17:53:58


Post by: Andy_T


superb stuff. love your style of painting, it's like looking at a graphic novel! The reds look really nice


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/11 18:17:09


Post by: cammy


Deffo subbed - These are amazing! makes me want to do an IG army and your colour scheme and painitng are excellent.

If i could build half as good as you ( or had the cash to commision you to) i might have a go at a SOB army and scach build rhinos, chimeras, repressors and exorcists ( would make them less high gothic though)


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 00:20:44


Post by: Develain


Thanks guys!

Been working on this last week. Ogryn Banner!
inspired by the Red Bear book from Flames of War!



Pretty happy with how it came out.

Group shot:



Enjoy


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 00:44:25


Post by: Ruglud


What a gorgeuos painting style you have, it's so rich and vibrant. And the tanks are plain awesomeness... Great work, I'm a fan


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 03:26:59


Post by: lipsdapips


OOOOoooooooooooOOOOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooohHHHHHHHHHH! That banner is the coolest thing I have ever seen! The bear design looks awesome! Great work as always man!!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 12:39:46


Post by: Develain


Hehe, thanks!

Here is the original bear if anyone is interested:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 13:18:31


Post by: KommissarKiln


How did you do the banner? Using a blank one or messing with a command squad banner? The stripes look just like the Cadian CCS bit, but with a new center emblem.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 14:19:47


Post by: Develain


 KommissarKiln wrote:
How did you do the banner? Using a blank one or messing with a command squad banner? The stripes look just like the Cadian CCS bit, but with a new center emblem.


It's a blank one made from grey stuff (Almost exactly like green stuff), and freehandend everything.
If you look closely you can see some ruffness along the edges, that;s from cutting it to size.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 14:23:25


Post by: bebopdrums2424


SICK.
EDIT: I think its time for your next project. CATACHANS. I can see it now. Bright greens, Jungle Flora + Devlain Custom Tanks and Painting = total win. YES PLEASE. WHOS WITH ME???????


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 15:30:39


Post by: Viktor von Domm


actually i think he should do pretorians...they could do very well out of his way of painting...

or something else as weird as his clone wars army...


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 15:32:31


Post by: bebopdrums2424


 Viktor von Domm wrote:
actually i think he should do pretorians...they could do very well out of his way of painting...

or something else as weird as his clone wars army...


NO. CATACHANS. ::THROWS ROCKS::

actually in all seriousness, too close in style, thats why id love to see catachans. i wanna see devs take on some green

haha but praets would be ccool too...i gueeesssssssss.....



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 15:35:18


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i actually see your catachans as a referrence to the green jungle fighters... after yours it is rather unlikly to top them... either that be a challenge for dev or something to make up my ever bickering critiscm on your work


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 15:36:57


Post by: alabamaheretic


some steel legion would be kinda cool too...


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 15:59:32


Post by: Develain


Hahaha, easy guys!

Praetorians.... hmmm. They are red too.. I never paint 2 armies in a row with the same main colour..

Catachans.. hmmm. I wouldn't wanna compete with Bepops army, He already did such a good job, I could'nt even try to do that better. No wannabee catachans for me!

Steel legion eh? I do know a guy who has 50 of them unpainted in a case.. who knows..

No, but in all seriouness, a second IG army is not very likely to happen (at least not very soon).

I think I might look into making molds and such, you know really start making master models and such so that I don't have to build every tank by hand!
Commission work perhaps, pick up my eldar. Or start working on some Space marines. Choices choices!

But first things first! Finishing this Vostroyan army!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 17:51:22


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Indeed, spoils us some more with vostroyan eyecandy


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 19:59:47


Post by: Develain


Tank Banner:



This banner is based off of this image that you might know:



Have to add the wreath though.

Funny thing is, this never was an official Communist flag for the soviet union. A friend of mine made this for an imaginary science fiction faction. (Urustavia or something like that)
He noticed that this flag design was around the web alot, even the first google search hit when you look for ''russian communist flag''
You can even see a little flaw in it. If you look close you can see that the laurel wreath is cut out with photoshop so you can still see the ruff edges.

Believe it or not.



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 21:32:36


Post by: Viktor von Domm


with the laurel i think it will look better...atm it is not speaking too hard vostroya to me...

maybe some golden trimmings on the edges too?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/12 21:52:07


Post by: Develain


 Viktor von Domm wrote:


maybe some golden trimmings on the edges too?


We'll see when the laurel is added.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/15 17:21:18


Post by: Develain


Here it is with the laurel added:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/15 18:50:33


Post by: mars2024


Beautiful.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/15 18:53:30


Post by: Paradigm


Great banner!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/16 05:30:06


Post by: DiDDe


You sir are amazing. your work looks great! i love the way you paint. and those tracks... so simple and yet so effective.

great job all around! i'm gonna follow this one from now on!

cheers!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/16 16:30:49


Post by: Develain


Thanks guys!

Don't know if I ever posted these:

Red shirts!









Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/16 16:33:08


Post by: Paradigm


Nice Valhallastroyans. The subtle conversions and amazing paintscheme looks great! Any chance of a group shot of the squads at some point?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/16 19:03:35


Post by: Develain


Yeah I'm gonna do that, gonna bust out the light-tent for it.
Pictures later tonight!

P.s.

Made these crater counters:



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/16 19:50:08


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i like the laurel... but i still think the edges need something to be added... maybe some weathering at least?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/16 22:57:04


Post by: M.Night


Your work is simply amazing! Loving this thread :]


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/16 23:42:49


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Looking sweet as candy dev. I see you got bitten by vik too !! Since you dont post many wip pics regarding your minis, id like to ask...are you painting over or white, black or zenithal prime? And also your reds are always so vibrant...i achieve a "similar" look by painting literally 20 to 30 coats of red. Im thinking your way is probably better? Anyways, fantastic progress. On a side note, love love love the fuscia plasma glow. great choice in spot color sir....keep the candy coming!

Bebop


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/17 00:37:31


Post by: Develain


Hey BB (I can call you that, right?)

About the red. It is painted over a black undercoat. I have a red painting pot mixed with 50/50 Scab red/Blood red, with which I base all my reds with, and from there on it's mixed with a little more blazing orange every step.

20-30 layers eh? For the banner I used probably 5-6 layers and then a light glaze with blood red to blend in the transition a bit. I think the ''trick'' here is to get that almost perfect water/paint ratio when adding the layers. I think someone called it as thick as skinned milk

Glad you like the plasma glow. maybe one day I might try OSL like you did on the priest plasma

@ Viktor: I am going to keep the banner like this. Want to focus on the print as much as I can, think weathering would not look bad at all, but it would distract a little too much IMHO.

About the candy.. The Grand Tournament is next weekend and the tank banner was actually the last thing I had to finish for this army..

So...



The army is finished!

That doesn't mean that no more pictures will be posted though. I have been updating some units, improvements and such. Will post about that in preparation of the Tournament + a complete army Pic.
That will probably be at the GT itself when there are better camera's and lighting. Might also do a little coverage of the Tournament itself with pictures from battles that I play and other armies that I stumble upon and are worth sharing with you.

So all in all keep an eye out for the conclusion of this thread!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/17 01:41:18


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Ok 20-30 may be an overstatement lol but I think a key difference here is your adding increased amounts of orange. I'm gonna try it out
Congrats on a fantastic gorgeous army!! Good luck!



Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/17 15:14:47


Post by: Develain


So yeah, the light tent doesn't work well with the reds I'm using at all! + my phone camera doesn't fare well with group shots.

Busted out my digital camera!

Bastonne's squad:



Other Red shirt squad:



And then the batteries died.. So no squad pic of the Carapace armour squad.. Yet!

Enjoy!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/17 17:27:32


Post by: Paradigm


Awesome, the infantry are just as epic as the tanks. I also love the idea of banners in each squad. Do you use them to represent Vox casters or the like, or are they just decorative?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/20 19:16:08


Post by: Valhalla130


I never imagined red greatcoats would look good, but those look excellent. again, you have a nice, clean painting style I really love.


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/28 14:28:33


Post by: Develain


The Grand Tournament was last weekend. Had an absolute blast!

I'm looking through my pictures I took. A lot are shaky, and I'm selecting the best of em.
Hopefully I can get some better pictures from people who took better pictures of the event and also from the Nominated armies.

Here is a teaser picture:



More later!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/28 14:44:20


Post by: Zambro


wow. first time reader here and i'm taken aback


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/28 14:51:35


Post by: mazzHammer


Those banners are awesome. What kind of material did you use to make them?


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/10/29 15:15:43


Post by: bebopdrums2424


Dev, do NOT even tell me that with your beautifully painted army you do not have matching dice!?
i swear ill buy you some if i have to....




Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/11/02 04:22:45


Post by: Sageheart


True story to the above matching dice is key

Looking forward to seeing the other pictures


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/11/02 20:59:41


Post by: Develain


@MazzHammer: The banners are made from Grey stuff, very similair to green stuff.

Lol @ the dice. I usually don't bother buying matching dice for my armies, would have ended up with a gazillion dice by now, haha.

Here are some more pictures from last weekend's Grand Tournament:

The guys @ work:



Random army shots:








''The Cheese'' And yes, those are decepticon icons



The Hotel bathroom: ''supperior'' class



The Nominees:

Eldar from a french guy:





Tau/Eldar from the only woman in the tournament:





Pre-Heresy World Eaters:





And me very own Imperial Guard:




Pretty stiff competition..

But I got the most votes and prolonged my Best Army on Show title!



Well that's all folks regarding Vostroya! Had a blast making this, and sharing it with you guys!

But I will return with other stuff!




Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/11/02 21:06:45


Post by: SirRamirez


CONGRATULATIONS!! Well done Sir!!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/11/03 00:19:06


Post by: Tech Guard


PLEASE POST YOUR NEXT BATCH OF WORK IN HERE!!!!!!


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(Oh and well done on the award!)


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/11/03 03:05:58


Post by: KommissarKiln


Please don't take long to decide your next army


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/11/03 11:44:56


Post by: Tappers


Awesome! Congratulations on your splendid army!


Develain's Project Log: Terrain Scratchbuild goodness @ 2013/11/04 02:31:35


Post by: 40kFSU


Its been great watching you build this army. Im looking forward to your next one.