Thursday, 5 May 2011

Repainting the Vostroyan Firstborn

Hello again all!

I decided to  take a week off painting, mainly because i got so frustrated with my Dark Eldar. So much so that i''ve decided to quit the army. I just can''t get into them for some reason, and i don't know why. Rather than try to force the issue, I've redirected my energies.

I'm attending Exeter Inquisition's Nut Up or Shut Up 1500pt 40K tournament at the end of June. This is the second incarnation of the tournament, and (despite the silly name!) I'm quite looking forward to it. I'll be taking the Vostroyan Firstborn to this one, as they haven't attended a tournament in a year now! That being said, they're looking a little worse for wear, so a repaint is in order before the tournament.

As they're metal, i left a squad in some Paint Brush Restorer overnight before scrubbing away the old paint. Apart from a few hard to  reach spots, the old coat came away quite easily. They're now based and ready to go. My painting has come a long way since these guys were first done, so I'm looking forward to updating them with the skills that I've learnt over the last 2 years. And they're cracking models as well!

There's 4 squads and a command squad to do in 2 months, so it shouldn't be difficult (especially as the rains returned to Wales!) The vehicles are OK so they''ll be left. Some WIP shots for you tomorrow with any luck!

The GunGrave


  1. Nice! I always loved the Vostroyans, and regret selling off the army I'd painted several years ago. Looking forward to seeing them come together!

  2. I can't wait to see you paint these!

  3. They looked great before so I can't wait to see the new and improved ones.

  4. i cant believe u scrubbed off the old paint job haha!! shlda flogged em and bought new and got drunk off the profits :P

    so will be seeing u soon then bud. say hi to mrs gungrave :)

  5. You've got style!