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Vostroyan Firstborn Army

Vostroyan Firstborn Army

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Project Blog by gobbo Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

I have long dreamed of a Vostroyan Firstborn army to play with in Warhammer 40k. The issue is the limited number of models Games Workshop had available. The fact they were only in metal with static poses and then later in Fine Cast. Also, the cost. When you can find them on sites like eBay and such, people are asking way to much for them. I discovered a company through OTT that had my solution. This is a documentation and tutorial on how I am building and finishing this force.

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The force is growing

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It has been a couple weeks of my building and making bases [tutorial on that to come later in this blog] and the force has grown a bit.

Two 5 man squads, Prime, Command Squad and a Commissar.  Two 5 man squads, Prime, Command Squad and a Commissar.

I have also finished a Torox Prime for some of my troops to run about in.

The force is growing

I also found the Victoria Miniatures Sledgehammer BFG on the clearance rack at my FLGS.  So I figured my Firstborn needed some artillery.  Please note, it does not fit into my light box.

 

The force is growing

Where I found the inspiration

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I was watching an episode of “What’s in the Box” here on OTT and saw a product from Wargames Atlantic.  The box was the “Death Fields Les Grognards”.

There were a LOT of different head options and I was immediately drawn to the heads in the box with the Bearskin caps.  This are part of the signature look of the Vostroyan Firstborn.  I got a couple of boxes to see if I could make them work for conversion.  At $35 USD for 24 figures, I was not going to be upset if this didn’t work.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Long coat bodies were also very well suited to the look of that army.  My only issue was the weapons were not quite what I wanted.  So, I opened up a “Get Started” box of Tempestus Scion to see if I could make them work together.  To my delight, they worked will with very little conversion.

So I started clipping and gluing and before I know it I has a 5 man squad and Captain ready and based.  Here is what they looked like:

Where I found the inspiration