home

Author Topic: ✠ [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2018 - Imperial Herald(s)  (Read 117324 times)

Offline cisse

  • Members
  • Posts: 3912
  • let the wookie win!
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - updated 9th Aug.
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2010, 05:23:51 PM »
Wow, it all looks amazing!
cisse

No matter how fast you run, your ass will always be in front of me...

Offline Wolfshart

  • Members
  • Posts: 538
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - updated 9th Aug.
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2010, 11:53:14 PM »
Looks wonderful...all that armor rocks my socks!
"Hope" is not a strategy.

Offline Syn Ace

  • Members
  • Posts: 4750
  • Misinterpreting GW rules since 1991
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - updated 9th Aug.
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2010, 01:25:45 AM »
Very nice.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with assholes.

Popularly but incorrectly attributed to William Gibson

Offline Victor

  • Members
  • Posts: 1477
  • ✠ Sol Invictus ✠
What follows are pictures of my heavily armoured crossbowmen.
(As always you can click on the link beneath the picture to get a bigger photo.)


Hauptmann Lukas' Heavy Crossbowmen:


http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad127/Victor_86/Warhammer/BB-finished1.jpg


http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad127/Victor_86/Warhammer/BB-finished2.jpg


http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad127/Victor_86/Warhammer/BB-finished3.jpg

In case someone does not know the models: They are the RoR regiment 'Braganzas Besiegers' from GW.


Comments welcome.
-Victor.

Offline Wolfshart

  • Members
  • Posts: 538
They look awesome! How did you manage the banner?
"Hope" is not a strategy.

Offline APhilmon

  • Members
  • Posts: 70
well done sir! consider me inspired!

You have kept your army very conservative, but without taking anything away from it.  Love the simplicity of it and the overall look!

Offline Orion

  • Members
  • Posts: 206
  • The Hunter (aka Von Decker)
excellent!

That is crying for a movement tray that keep the second rank upper the first, as show in the photo!!

Offline Wendersnaven

  • Members
  • Posts: 640
  • Kung Fu Dice
HOWWWWW!?  Victor I love it but how did you get the chevrons on their shields so perfect?  I painted my 20BBs for a tournament last year and spent hours trying to make some method/template/stencil to get all the shields uniform.  I finally gave up and ripped all the shields off then placed them next to each other- you know eyeballed it, and they came out ... nice  :| ... but yours are perfect!
Dear Friend of Stirland,

Your shoes have been put on backorder. We appreciate your custom.

Hope we are finding you shod,
Stirland

Offline Gneisenau

  • Members
  • Posts: 6728
  • Alleged Ungulate
Nice besiegers! I love those models (and therefore hate you for having them).

You have a good taste.

Offline Victor

  • Members
  • Posts: 1477
  • ✠ Sol Invictus ✠
Thanks guys.

They look awesome! How did you manage the banner?

I have put the banner together in Photoshop with a Logo of small german city, that I found on google - Printed it out on normal paper and painted over most areas.

HOWWWWW!?  Victor I love it but how did you get the chevrons on their shields so perfect? 

Short answer: I am perfect.  :-D I didn't do anything special tbh.


Offline Delthos

  • Members
  • Posts: 4647
  • Evil Polish Guy
HOWWWWW!?  Victor I love it but how did you get the chevrons on their shields so perfect? 

Short answer: I am perfect.  :-D I didn't do anything special tbh.

I was going to say slow and steady patience, but I guess that explanation works just as well!  :smile2:
Ostermark Photo Gallery
Ostermark Painting Log
"Kill 'em all and let Morr sort 'em out!" (General Ghent, Battle of Dumsky's Fallow)

Offline Victor

  • Members
  • Posts: 1477
  • ✠ Sol Invictus ✠
The name of my old army blog was named 'The army of Castle Reikguard'. I had a reason to name it like that, as I always wanted to build a castle or a part of it at least. I have started 2 years ago already, stopped inbetween and now I want to continue. However I am very slow, so this is all I have for now:


WIP castlegate:





A close up of the door:


As you might notice, it is quite big (42cm!). On the picture nothing was glued together yet ... as I said .. still WIP. Expect the next update in 2 weeks or so, when I'm done with my uni work.

Offline White Knight

  • Members
  • Posts: 1581
Awesome!

Offline Orion

  • Members
  • Posts: 206
  • The Hunter (aka Von Decker)
Truly impressive!!  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

Im in the middle of a similar project, and you have convinced me that my scale is too little...by the way, can teach us something about the building method?

Offline Victor

  • Members
  • Posts: 1477
  • ✠ Sol Invictus ✠
Truly impressive!!  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

Im in the middle of a similar project, and you have convinced me that my scale is too little...by the way, can teach us something about the building method?

Thanks.

Maybe my scale is too big  :wink: - the problem is ofcourse that I have to stick to that scale now, which probably means a 1m tall keep/donjon, but right now I have enough work with that piece already.

About the construction: It is important to find the right material. In my case it is some isolation foam that normally goes between a wall and wallpaper. It comes it big sheets, but is only 6mm thick, which means you need some kind of construction undearneath (wood, cardboard, other foam). There are ofcourse other isolation foams , which are way thicker and come in colours like blue and pink - but not all of them are that good to work with. The stone stucture is done by 'drawing' and pressing a pencil into the foam - not too much and not too little. PVA glue to put the thing together.


At the moment I am working on a bigger machicolation (?) the door and a drawbridge. After that a portcullis will follow - the full program basically.
I have painted some hard to reach parts of the gate area already and it looks quite good I have to say  :-D. As I said: 1-2 weeks till the next update.

-Victor.

Offline red bull

  • Members
  • Posts: 956
I'm gonna start working on some wooden forts for my kislevites and was wondering where you got your doors, or if you made them.
No matter how good a general you are; if the dice are against you, you will not win.

My new stories http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=36076.0
http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=36981.0

Offline SpaceCowboy

  • Members
  • Posts: 274
Great ideas, conversions and the paint job is excellent! Really like and looking forward seeing more pics.
My gaming/painting blog http://diceandbrush.blogspot.com/

Offline Lachieo

  • Members
  • Posts: 357
  • Faith and Steel!
That castle is truly impressive! I look forward to seeing more of it.
I have CDO, it's OCD but in alphabetical order. The Way It Should Be!
W/L/D 8th ED Army of Awesomeness: 10/0/0 :)

Offline Zak

  • Members
  • Posts: 7450
  • Mad Viking
    • Mad Viking
 :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: WOW!!!!!
Yes I'm dyslexic so what

Offline Victor

  • Members
  • Posts: 1477
  • ✠ Sol Invictus ✠
Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard - updated 13th September
« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2010, 01:07:43 AM »
I have continued to work on the castlegate. This is my progress so far:





The stairs leading up to the top:



A view through the gate and the first painted areas (WIP as well):



The drawbridge, portcullis and the door:




The next update will follow soon, hopefully. I want to finish that thing, so I can get back to my minis again.

- Victor.


Offline Ebola

  • Members
  • Posts: 53
Everything is looking great - well done on the Reiksguard Foot.  It makes me want to completely strip the 30 I have and redo them.

Inspirational!   :::cheers:::

Offline Kirgan

  • Members
  • Posts: 1690
Like it  :happy:
Commission Painting-PM  :)

Offline Shadowwolf

  • Members
  • Posts: 2389
  • Post quality makes you a veteran gamer!
How did I miss this?!?  Wow! Your painting is magnificent!


I really like the gatehouse! I dare you to finish the whole castle in that scale!
 

Shadowwolf
On the right only red, to your left all is white
Ev'ryone's holding, stay in the fight!
White to the right side, left only red
Run like the others, or you'll end up dead!
Talabheim State Troop proverb
Deviantart? http://dlshadowwolf.deviantart.com/gallery/

Offline White Knight

  • Members
  • Posts: 1581
looking goooooooood...  :Ohmy:

Offline White Knight

  • Members
  • Posts: 1581
Now, it looks good without, but if you should want a rougher texture to the stone, I've heard you can get that from pressing a real rock into the foam.