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Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/04/03 10:06:58


Post by: NTRabbit


Since the forum reorg turned this into a Kings of War only board, and the combined Mantic paint thread that catered for KoW stuff has been moved to the Misc games board, I figured I'd restart it here with my newest from the last thread

Ogre Captain on 'chariot', which is a DeeZee woolly rhino, with a magnetised arm to switch between shield and crossbow







And here's the rest of the army that's been completed to date





Post away! Paint away!


Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/04/03 19:17:05


Post by: Swastakowey


May as well show off mine.

Since this I have added a few things like a cool asian dragon and some phoenix but the basis of the army is here.

Spoiler:


Was incredibly cheap to do,only took a few weeks to paint up and build. Used as basileans they absolutely kick ass.



Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/04/04 00:10:31


Post by: Azazelx


That's a great looking pair of armies. The Japanese are amazing. Are they the WGF models?

What are the large reaper models in the Ogre army used as? Giants?


Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/04/04 06:48:43


Post by: NTRabbit


I agree, those Japanese minis are really cool

Yep, those Reaper Hill Giants are being used as Giants, and to me it was good fortune that their clothes and shoulder pauldrons really matched up visually with the Mantic Ogres. I certainly didn't buy them in the KS with that in mind!


Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/04/04 07:25:08


Post by: JoshInJapan


I like the tall grass on the Ogre bases.


Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/04/06 16:03:26


Post by: MasterSlowPoke


I think army specific threads probably make more sense. We have the real estate now, might as well make the most of it!


Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/04/30 19:38:43


Post by: NTRabbit


A regiment of Red Goblins, resplendent in red helmets












Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/04/30 20:08:56


Post by: toasteroven


Man, that's neat. Love how well disguised the barricade is from the front.


Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/05/01 19:47:55


Post by: Gromgor


Here is my undead army composed mostly of Mantic models but some GW and some Reaper minis

Spoiler:










Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/05/08 14:37:19


Post by: Malathrim


Wow! I'm just starting my Ogres army using old GW Minotaurs. I love the scenic quality of the assembled armies and how we can use slightly less minis to make the units thus freeing up the base for decoration. Coming from 40k for eleven years that's very refreshing from a hobby aspect.


Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/05/19 09:25:33


Post by: Azazelx


That's an awesome looking army of Undeads, Gromgor. Nice work!

A very clever unit of goblins, NT. Looks like the sneaky gobboes have had a touch of Dutch courage before the fight?


Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/05/19 17:08:59


Post by: NTRabbit


Yep! The second regiment I'm doing right now is working on the vittles, while the proposed third will continue the wagon train, and fourth I'm not sure yet, tents are a possibility.


Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/05/20 08:47:30


Post by: RobertsMinis


A wee selection of my Undead













A few Dwarfs








Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/05/20 14:02:25


Post by: Gromgor


Thanks Azazelx, I'm still working on getting the rest of the miniatures finished and painted, I've got something close to 4,000 points once it's all said and done, and I still have a couple of boxes to assemble, too. Hoping to get some epic looking battles in once it's all put together and painted.

-Robert that's a cool ethereal effect you've got going on, any chance of a quick rundown as to how you got it to work both with the purple and the green?


Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/05/21 17:24:09


Post by: larva_uk


Upped some ogre regiments into Siegebreaker hordes. You may argue that there aren't enough ogres. You cannot argue that they don't have a big shield.

Can you tell which unit has the amulet of thorns?


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Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/06/02 09:11:35


Post by: NTRabbit


The spiky ones!

Another regiment of Red Goblins:





The goblin camp diorama continues!



Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/06/02 19:57:21


Post by: larva_uk


I'm hugely impressed you've got such nice looking red goblin units out of the mantic goblin archers. I've got some of those and they are really awful minis.

Got me a few plastic dinosaurs at Wingham wildlife park over the weekend. I'll be adding my old skink handlers and making a counts-as Rhinosaur Ancients horde with them. Because stampeding dinosaurs.


Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/06/03 10:20:31


Post by: NTRabbit


Thanks! I'm not a great painter, but I think the secret with those Goblins is:

  • Don't go looking for detail that isn't there

  • Pick a few good, contrasting block colours

  • Make liberal use of washes to grab what detail there is

  • Have a good multibase theme

  • Then let the mass of them together at tabletop distance, and the story the base theme tells, fill in the gaps in your visual experience


  • Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/06/03 13:51:16


    Post by: LordOfSmurfs


    My Abyssal Dwarfs, they took a day to paint (extensive use of directional spray painting). The bases took a little longer .













    The only non mantic model is an Avatars of War Dwarf



    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/06/03 19:41:45


    Post by: JoshInJapan


    Very nice. I can't wrap my mind around the idea of directional spray painting, but you make it work.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/06/03 20:04:56


    Post by: LordOfSmurfs


     JoshInJapan wrote:
    Very nice. I can't wrap my mind around the idea of directional spray painting, but you make it work.


    The golems were sprayed red all over, then metallic black from a distance from the front / back and then bronze straight down. All golems were painted very, very quickly .

    The gargoyles were sprayed black all over, grey from a distance from frost / back and then a very light spray of white straight down, they were finished with a purple wash on the wings and a purple dot for each eye.

    The only stuff painted properly were the halfbreeds, werewolves(allies from v1 kow), and the 2 heroes.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/06/04 04:57:23


    Post by: ArtIsGreat


    There is 1 full blooded chaos dwarf in that chaos dwarf army! Hard to wrap my head around so few big hats


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/06/05 15:13:40


    Post by: LordOfSmurfs


    ArtIsGreat wrote:
    There is 1 full blooded chaos dwarf in that chaos dwarf army! Hard to wrap my head around so few big hats


    Well, 2 now!

    I have started work on some decimators, though they're still vastly outnumbered by all their abominations and pets .


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/06/17 06:03:35


    Post by: Gromgor


    Figured I'd jump on the Ogre Army bandwagon and start up my own horde. Figured I'd go a different route, though, and do a swamp base instead.





    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/06/17 23:23:36


    Post by: RobertsMinis


     Gromgor wrote:


    -Robert that's a cool ethereal effect you've got going on, any chance of a quick rundown as to how you got it to work both with the purple and the green?


    Sorry for late reply. Very simple - white undercoat, wash with green or purple, gloss varnish! Base. The darker purple guys were black undercoat, white dry brush, purple wash, gloss varnish. Quick and easy, and I like how they have come out.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/06/17 23:38:48


    Post by: darkPrince010


    Would terrain made for Mantic stuff count? I've got a lot of ruined medieval city terrain I'm working on atm I could post.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/14 02:05:01


    Post by: Azazelx


    These aren't Mantic models, and I debated whether or not I should post these pics here as I usually post them elsewhere, but since this army was literally raised, bought and painted for use in KoW - and everyone else has non-Mantic minis all over the place, I'm showing off my Gondor (Kingdom of Men) army so far.



    This is essentially a "State of the Army" post, showing off all of the completed elements of my Gondor Army at present, which I've been properly working on over the last two or so years, with a bigger focus during the last 6 months and the painting challenge that I keep harping on about. Models that aren't yet completed are missing from the photos, so things like the Cavalry units that are part-painted will have to wait for an update down the line. While I don't intend to buy any more Gondor models, with the possible exception of any new heroes that GW might release or the odd figure to "clean up" and finalise a more difficult unit (Men at Arms of Dol Amroth, Warriors of Arnor etc) I've got all of the models for this army in my possession. I just need to paint them!



    The army is set up as a Kings of War force, but obviously can be used in LotR SBG, or with a few tweaks in War of the Ring (those bloody bases!) We've even used a small number of them in SAGA. Most Minas Tirith/Gondor models generally aren't very exciting at all as individuals, even with a decent amount of work put into them, but they do have a nice effect ranked up en masse.

    I'm not up for a lot of typing right now, so I think I'll go with more of a "show, don't tell" for the rest of this post.

















    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/14 03:22:48


    Post by: NTRabbit


    Fancy! I always did like the Gondor helmets in the movies. Reminds me, I need to do a state of the army photo, I was just hoping to complete a couple more things first.

     darkPrince010 wrote:
    Would terrain made for Mantic stuff count? I've got a lot of ruined medieval city terrain I'm working on atm I could post.


    If it's made for KoW, then sure, why not? Stick a KoW unit nextto it in a photo just to be sure though


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/17 21:10:23


    Post by: darkPrince010


     NTRabbit wrote:
    Fancy! I always did like the Gondor helmets in the movies. Reminds me, I need to do a state of the army photo, I was just hoping to complete a couple more things first.

     darkPrince010 wrote:
    Would terrain made for Mantic stuff count? I've got a lot of ruined medieval city terrain I'm working on atm I could post.


    If it's made for KoW, then sure, why not? Stick a KoW unit nextto it in a photo just to be sure though


    Alrighty then! Two pics here, and the rest spoilered for space reasons:




    (Filter applied automatically with Google Photos, and thought it looked nifty)

    Spoiler:




























    WIP and finished pictures for individual tiles are also on a mishmash of Reddit and my personal blog.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/18 09:28:48


    Post by: NTRabbit


    Wow, that terrain is awesome


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/19 01:38:25


    Post by: darkPrince010


     NTRabbit wrote:
    Wow, that terrain is awesome


    Thanks!

    Now I just need to find players in my area...


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/19 01:43:58


    Post by: pancakeonions


    nice stuff, subscribed!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/19 06:45:16


    Post by: NTRabbit


     darkPrince010 wrote:


    Thanks!

    Now I just need to find players in my area...


    I know that feeling! I've gotten to play 8 games in total, by driving about 90 minutes north in the wee hours of the morning to reach two tournaments that were run by a club up there.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/19 12:12:56


    Post by: RiTides


    Agreed

    And that army is just incredible, Azazel!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/19 13:11:04


    Post by: angelshade00


    I had the same idea of using wooly rhinos for the ogre chariots but I wasn't sure if the size of the rhino models would be right. You seem to have pulled it off beautifully! Good job!
    I'll post some of my Ogres too. I still haven't based them, as you can see... I don't have pics of my Basileans yet, unfortunately.

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    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/19 16:57:21


    Post by: RiTides


    Those ogres look great! What kind of basing will you be going with do you think?


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/19 23:53:18


    Post by: angelshade00


    I am thinking of either ice or snow, or some very short vegetation, tundra-like. It will have to wait for a couple more months though, as my work doesn't leave me any time now, I'm afraid.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/20 11:35:43


    Post by: NTRabbit


    Yeah the DeeZee woolly rhinos fit very nicely on the 50x100 chariot base, as does the Acheson Creations mammoth. I also have a DeeZee mammoth, and Acheson Brontotherium, Paraceratherium, and Deinotherium that fit just nicely too.

    I like your weapon swaps! Blue Ogres with snow bases could make a good themed allies army with the evetual northern alliance force too


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/20 22:17:13


    Post by: angelshade00


    Thanks! Maybe you recognize most weapons pieces from WHFB Orcs & Goblins! And of course, the Night Goblin Fanatic's ball and chain!
    By the way NT do you think the chariot would also fit on the 50x100 base behind the rhino, if I put it in place of the 2 boars, or does the rhino take up too much space?


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/20 22:36:37


    Post by: NTRabbit


    The rhinos are 65mm from front foot to rear foot, and that leaves about 17mm of rhino head and horn overhanging the front on the straight one, less on the turned head one.

    You could certainly fit some kind of chariot behind it, in a tight fit, but not the Mantic chariot. Definitely check all the laser cut MDF places for carts, buggies and such if you want to stick with it.

    My leaders et to ride the big animals, but for my regular chariots I'm planning to replace the boars with smaller prehistoric animals from Acheson - I have 2 each of the Steppes Bison, Daedon, and Aurochs, planning to make one animal to a chariot, and as soon as I get some reliable measurements, probably the Japanese style ox or hand carts from 4Ground.

    Acheson makes two different Rhinos, Coelodonta and Elasmotherium, which are priced the same as the Bison/Aurochs/Daedon, but I can't vouch for their size.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/20 23:00:28


    Post by: angelshade00


    I was looking at those right now actually. Thanks! The Brontotherium is not bad either, although i still would prefer something with fur.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/21 06:33:37


    Post by: NTRabbit


    Brontotherium is big by the way - it still fits on the chariot base lengthwise, but it's twice the width of the woolly rhinos, and a good 15mm or so taller. It's got real presence, and I plan for it to be my Warlord's ride, as opposed to the captain on the smaller rhino.

    I can take a bunch of side by side for scale photos with all my prehistoric animals if you want?


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/21 08:42:40


    Post by: angelshade00


    If it's not too much trouble, it would be very helpful, thanks! I couldn't easily make out the relative size of the animals and Ogres, and that's what's kept me from ordering something before.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/21 10:47:43


    Post by: NTRabbit


    Sticking them in a spoiler cause they're mostly not painted (also big images ) DZ for DeeZee, everything else Acheson

    Left to right: Paraceratherium, Deinotherium, Mammoth #1, Mammoth bellowing (DZ), Brontotherium, Woolly Rhino trotting (DZ), Woolly Rhino charging (DZ), Aurochs, Steppe Bison, Daedon, Ogre Standard Bearer

    Spoiler:











    Also, in case that sort of thing bothers you, it was pointed out to me elsewhere that the Acheson Paraceratherium is based on an image now considered ahistorical, as more recent studies of the minuscule amount of fossil discoveries have produced a creature looking more like a giant Tapir than a giant long necked Camel.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/21 23:50:25


    Post by: Swastakowey


    Here are my Maw beasts. Took about 8 hours to do yesterday.

    Spoiler:


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/22 02:54:34


    Post by: pancakeonions


    Awesome! Baboons!

    Are those the Mantic mawbeast models?


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/22 03:21:40


    Post by: Swastakowey


     pancakeonions wrote:
    Awesome! Baboons!

    Are those the Mantic mawbeast models?


    Front Butt Baboons eh? Haha

    These are from Ramshackle games. I wanted Mantic Maw Beasts but they were a little too expensive.

    Thanks.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/22 10:38:35


    Post by: angelshade00


    Thanks NT! You were right, the Brontotherium is huge! The rhinos are a nice size, if I end up using a chariot (probably with some conversion), I will surely use them. And the Acheson Mammoth looks really good too.
    Are you going to use the Paraceratherium somewhere in the Ogres army?


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/24 08:15:12


    Post by: NTRabbit


    Np! Acheson has a wealth of really nicely done animal sculpts, for those leaning away from more fantastical creatures in a given army, and DeeZee has some good ones too.

    Yep, Paraceratherium is going to be an ogre army standard bearer on chariot, and Deinotherium is going to be a mammoth armed with a ballista. The DeeZee mammoth, I dunno, maybe another normal? I added it to my ebay order without a real reason.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/24 12:41:29


    Post by: RiTides


    I've got some old GW metal "baby rhinox" somewhere which I think could also be a perfect size for this!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/31 12:21:15


    Post by: Azazelx




    This is my second “State of the Army” post, this time showing off all of the completed elements of my (Marouda’s) Undead Army at present. Like the Gondor army, I’ve been working on it on and off over the last two or so years, with a recent push during the last 6 months and the painting challenge. I’ve kept Undead on as one of my main options for the second half of 2016, though I’ve opened up my options quite a bit as painting mostly Gondor and Undead got very old by the end. The Undead aren’t so bad though, as there’s actually quite a lot of variety in there, especially when you combine “Vampire Counts”, “Tomb Kings” and even the spectral elements of Lord of the Rings in general and Mordor specifically.



    These photographs were taken during the same session as the Gondor Army showcase photos, so there has been a little more movement on these undead since then, specifically the unit base I put together for the trio of Nazgûl. I've also gotten a couple more swarms done (but not yet varnished and photographed.)



    The Barrow-Wights in the front row need to have a new unit base built for them as Mantic first Squatted them in KoWII before a protest from players (and with myself as one of the first, if not the first in the departed Beta forums) caused them to be reinstated, though now they’re “Large Infantry” with 40mm bases. I’m not going to rebase my LotR SBG figures, so I’ll be making a – hopefully slightly interesting and imposing – multibase for them. My first failed attempt already sits abandoned on my painting desk.



    More here


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/07/31 14:19:30


    Post by: Rihgu


    Oh, that's absolutely beautiful. What a large army!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/08/01 00:21:36


    Post by: angelshade00


    Oh my, that ghost model right next to the Barrow-Wights brings back some memories! That's from Dragon Game System! Maybe I need to take another look at those old models...
    Also, I love the Ancient Greek shields on your skeletons!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/08/01 04:01:44


    Post by: CaptainLoken


     darkPrince010 wrote:
     NTRabbit wrote:
    Wow, that terrain is awesome


    Thanks!

    Now I just need to find players in my area...


    I am almost done with the texturing of my Star-struck City terrain. It looks very similar, but I went with an ancient Egypt/Greece theme.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2016/08/03 17:02:30


    Post by: Wehrkind


     Azazelx wrote:
    Awesome things


    I love it! I particularly appreciate the use of the Rackham plastics for werewolves.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/04/01 12:39:49


    Post by: NTRabbit


    I've been busy painting terrain, so it's been a while (also forgive the extra pomp and pageantry, it's entry requirements for a monthly competition); I turned this

    Spoiler:
    (big image)

    1 Paraceratherium by Acheson Creations (28mm)
    3 Goblins and 1 Ogre by Mantic (28mm)
    3 crates, 2 barrels, 2 platforms, and a chest by 3T Studios (28mm)
    1 Hay Cart, 1 Turnip Cart, and 2 Scorpions by Warbases (28mm)
    Muslin, a leftover plastic gubbin from Ikea, some oak dowel, some twine, some skewers, and a bit of paddle pop stick

    into this









    Claiming the challenge for my custom scratchbuilt Ogre Army Standard Bearer on Chariot for Kings of War, made from all the different bits in the OP

    Also claiming backstory

    A creature seldom seen in the young kingdoms, the Great Rhino is perfectly adapted for life on the Mammoth Steppe. Their long necks allow them to reach the juiciest leaves at the tops of the tallest trees, and spot approaching predators from afar; their long legs allow them to easily walk over the tall grass, moving between the island-like woods that dot the steppes with less effort than a shorter creature forced to push through the dense grass, with the added bonus of not leaving a trench of crushed grass for predators to follow. The Ogres have long recognised the gifts of this creature - the Strider of the Grass Sea in their tongue - and senior Ogres, with their long serving (and surviving) Red Goblin retinue, will utilise them to carry loot and pay back into the Steppe with a strength and speed no wagons can match. When the entire clan is called to war, this otherwise gentle beast often finds a use as well - carrying the largest of the army standards and signals, at a majestic height visible to the entire clan


    Backstory needs about 5 rewrites and 3 editors, but that's what I get for leaving it until the last second


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/04/06 04:46:36


    Post by: JoshInJapan


    That's a great idea. I particularly like the hammock-thing full of baggage.

    I've been focusing on my orcs since January, to the point when I can almost call the army finished:


    There are more (lots more) photos in my P&M blog and personal gallery. Feel free to take a look.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/04/24 12:12:07


    Post by: AlchemicalSolution


    My Mantic Undead, this is almost the full Mega force, just waiting for my 2nd order (another mega force plus elite army deal) so I can do the Mummies as a full regiment, otherwise the whole force is here.

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    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/04/25 08:50:22


    Post by: ced1106


    Slow painter and assembly-line painting the parts then assembling after painting.

    Models are from the Mantic Orcs Army set, and paints from the Army Painter Greenskins Paint Set.

    I wonder how well the upcoming Mantic Terrain Crate will work as basing and other material!

    Tutorial on BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/85204/kings-war



    And some WIP:










    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/04/27 17:13:15


    Post by: Pacific


    JoshInJapan and ced1106 - I don't suppose you have got any of the goblin sharpsticks in your collection?

    I bought some of them ages ago when they were first released and they will a real pain to clean up and construct, quite poor casting. I did hear they had some problems with them. I wondered if you had bought some recent ones, and if the later ones have improved at all?


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/04/27 19:50:46


    Post by: JoshInJapan


    I have about 20 in metal, and another 40 or so in plastic-- I have 20 of each finished. I didn't find them particularly odious, but I can see where all the complaints come from.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/05/03 12:31:27


    Post by: Zywus


    I think the detail on the first runs were messed up somehow and that newer runs are a lot better in that regard.

    There are some problems with the design and proportions of the goblins themselves though, which demand some cutting and repositioning to really make the best out of the models.

    This is a good video that show off the pros and cons of the mantic gobbis: https://youtu.be/2hDhIOD4Q2U


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/05/07 23:03:48


    Post by: lord_blackfang


    My first two





    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/05/09 11:50:18


    Post by: jtrowell


    Nice Dwarves and paintjob !

    I suppose that the first ones are supposed to be statues and are used as Earth elementals ?

    Are they larger than usual to fit being large infantry ?


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/06/18 23:16:45


    Post by: Modock


    I painted this Gore Rider last december for monthly painting challenge here on dakkadakka.









    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/06/19 00:13:53


    Post by: jimf747


    That looks fantastic Modock, great work!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/06/19 13:44:12


    Post by: Modock


    jimf747 wrote:
    That looks fantastic Modock, great work!


    Thanks, appreciate it!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/06/22 15:46:02


    Post by: lord_blackfang


    jtrowell wrote:
    Nice Dwarves and paintjob !

    I suppose that the first ones are supposed to be statues and are used as Earth elementals ?

    Are they larger than usual to fit being large infantry ?


    Yes indeed. These are all the rage in KoW these days, made by Tehnolog



    New stuff:









    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/06/22 23:49:28


    Post by: JoshInJapan


    That's a nifty selection of dwarves. Who makes that bear-rider?


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/06/23 20:26:57


    Post by: NTRabbit


    That's Ursula the Dwarven Bear Rider Captain from Reaper Bones II


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/09/20 19:32:10


    Post by: lord_blackfang


    Finished some more dorfs













    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/09/21 01:02:06


    Post by: Galas


    That last big stone dwarf, whats the miniature? Pretty good paint job with him! I like the eyes! (You know the effect on the face )


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/09/26 14:54:03


    Post by: Boss Salvage


    Nice work on the stunties LBF Smart mini sourcing throughout as well.

    - Salvage


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/09/28 11:25:37


    Post by: NTRabbit


    Nice dorfs! Very nordic, and the stone golems are rad

    I've mostly been doing Warpath and terrain stuff the last few months, but just finished a Red Goblin Blaster. It's a Warbases handcart, some 1/144 German bombs from Shapeways, and a Mantic goblin with the bow trimmed down to make a fuse lighter







    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/10/05 15:15:17


    Post by: Skuzbag


    My Ogres

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    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/10/05 16:02:01


    Post by: Boss Salvage


    Dig the Roman flair in there, and that's a converted Skorne Mammoth in there, isn't it? Impressive

    - Salvage


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/10/09 21:21:21


    Post by: lord_blackfang


    Just starting Ogres myself now. These are Reaper Bones 3 Yetis standing in as Yhetees standing in as Ogre Hunters. 160€ from GW or 24€ from Reaper




    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/10/10 13:42:25


    Post by: Boss Salvage


    They look good, on top of being economical!

    Also here's a for using Hunters, when I finally cave in and do my own Ogres the plan is to spam Hunters hard. Ensnare + Pathfinder (+ Being An Ogre) ftw!

    - Salvage


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/10/11 23:39:18


    Post by: Wehrkind


     Galas wrote:
    That last big stone dwarf, whats the miniature? Pretty good paint job with him! I like the eyes! (You know the effect on the face )


    A little late, but that's one of the Reaper Frost Giant models from... Bones 3 I think. It is a nice model, very chunky and durable. My three year old loves him and his bro.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2017/12/07 18:56:49


    Post by: angelshade00


    Seeing this thread still alive suddenly reminded me that I had (more than a year ago) promised some Basilean minis! After some frustration with the pics, here they are! As always, picture quality is not my best point, so please bear with me. Hope you like them!

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    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/02/14 06:44:40


    Post by: NTRabbit


    A Red Golbin Biggit, by way of a Reaper Bones Goblin Leader on a pillar of milliput used to work with the integrated base and match it to my Ogres

    WiP pictures
    Spoiler:











    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/02/16 17:50:47


    Post by: ncshooter426


    Archfiend WIP



    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/02/17 19:22:23


    Post by: NTRabbit


    Noice


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/02/17 21:07:11


    Post by: angelshade00


    Now that's some awesome job on the fiend!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/02/18 22:20:22


    Post by: lord_blackfang


    Nice fiend!


    New stuff of mine





    With this I have over 2000 pts of Dwarfs fully painted in 15 months.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/02/19 00:21:11


    Post by: amazingturtles


    That standard bearer is so neat! Really nice mountains


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/03/04 18:29:10


    Post by: NTRabbit







    Grokagamok with an axe from Shapeways, a resin skull from Zinge, and the spare head from a Berserker Braves regiment box. I call him Khaguran.





    Boomer Sergeant, with a rotary cannon from Shapeways playing the part of a triple barrel punt gun, a resin skull and flask from Zinge, and the spare head from a second Berserker Braves regiment box.








    Mammoth with Ballista. Acheson Creations Deinotherium, 5 Mantic Goblins, Hirst Arts crate, chest, and barrels, and a Ballista and heavily modified War Wagon from Warbases.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/03/06 00:50:29


    Post by: JoshInJapan


    I never get tired of seeing your ogres. Keep on posting!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/03/14 20:36:17


    Post by: NTRabbit


    Thanks! Painted these guys in December, but lazily only got around to basing them this week







    Something about the white really washes out the purple flame. Looks better in person, though still not as good as I'd hoped, I don't think any of my purples were properly bright enough






    Was due for a full army shot update too


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/03/15 01:13:10


    Post by: amazingturtles


    That is heck of impressive! They are a really inspiring army of ogres to see, through and through.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/03/18 23:08:58


    Post by: angelshade00


    Wow that sail on the Paraceratherium looks great!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/03/21 07:17:58


    Post by: lord_blackfang


    I've been working on Ogres also. Frustratingly slowly.





    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/06/10 17:12:42


    Post by: lord_blackfang


    2 and a half months later...



    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/06/12 14:18:22


    Post by: Boss Salvage


    Lads look the business, congrats on finishing off the horde

    - Salvage


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/06/12 15:14:27


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    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/06/15 00:30:41


    Post by: amazingturtles


    That's an impressive collection! favorite is probably the skeleton being risen.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/10/02 19:37:49


    Post by: NTRabbit


    Slight dilemma, as my camera pics were while the white glue on the base was still wet (was on a competition deadline), and my phone pics of today are washed out because the lights were too bright. You're going to have to picture these with dry glue.















    The scouts are Hasslefree multipart goblins on Stonehaven raptors. I painted the raptors to look like the Rainbow Lorikeets I see in the garden and out walking The Warlord on Chariot is regular Mantic, with weapons pieced together from the blades and handles of a bunch of regular 2 handed warrior weapons (plus a Reaper sword blade and a bit of skewer), and the mount is a Brontotherium from Acheson Creations. Sphinx is Reaper Bones, and unless I find something better it'll be a wind themed Beast of Nature, to go along with the Dragon Turtle (fire), and walking shark Karnedge Gorefathom (water) I've already painted, and the earth themed one coming in bones 4.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/12/18 19:53:15


    Post by: CptKeno


    Here is my Zombie legion in its current state. A corpse cart from GW will be the centerpiece. Heavily WIP!






    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/12/20 13:33:51


    Post by: vince1248


    Here's my smaller Kingdoms of men army. It;s not painted to a terrific standard, but I do like the basing:

    http://kingsofwarvince.business.blog/2018/12/19/kingdoms-of-men-the-creation-of-an-army/




    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/12/20 15:23:14


    Post by: Boss Salvage


    I dig the army construction posts you have on your blog, read through a couple just now Good reads on how to build a KOW army fresh or salvage one from an existing Warhams collection.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/12/22 20:55:51


    Post by: vince1248


    @boss savage, thanks!

    I'll keep posting from time to time now all's been ported from the Mantic site.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/12/23 13:28:31


    Post by: Scythern


     lord_blackfang wrote:
    Just starting Ogres myself now. These are Reaper Bones 3 Yetis standing in as Yhetees standing in as Ogre Hunters. 160€ from GW or 24€ from Reaper



    Welcome to a post GW world!

    Some amazing stuff here, I really like the use of the long grass from NTRabbit, that's quite original. I will have to chime in with some of my things (at least what I have painted already), although it is nearly all repurposed GW stuff. I'm working on something a bit different at the moment though...


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/12/24 10:57:10


    Post by: Scythern


    Here are some of my forest goblins for you, plenty more in the paint queue!






    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/12/27 19:22:12


    Post by: Boss Salvage


    Goblin maracas ftw


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/12/27 21:31:20


    Post by: Da Boss


    I love how creative people get with their KoW stuff - being able to use whatever models you want and treating each regiment as a minidiorama allows for some really fun armies.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/12/29 21:50:38


    Post by: lord_blackfang


    Spider chariot is great!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2018/12/30 18:38:46


    Post by: amazingturtles


    I love that chariot, especially the fact that it's got tiny spiders instead of wheels


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/04 11:48:05


    Post by: NTRabbit





    Shamanic Boudi from Hasslefree, now a Druid for the Froces of Nature




    Galadanoth, Elf Sniper from Reaper, now turned Master Hunter, and test subject for my "LRDG X Fremen" Eastern Kindred Elves, aka nomadic desert elves - the concept is LRDG x Fremen, so darker skin, blue eyes, lots of brass and copper, and pink panther cloaks. Still needs basing properly.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/04 23:48:17


    Post by: Arctic Dragon


    Two more Riverguard Warriors and Riverguard Sentinel (Command). Their Bound ability opens up a lot of options on the battlefield.

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    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/07 01:59:58


    Post by: wasflipper


    i'm pretty new to the hobby aspect of gaming, my only other experience is a 10mm salamander army i've put together. so i figured i should go with the polar opposite of 10mm and ended up with the mantic frost giant!











    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/07 09:36:59


    Post by: NTRabbit


    Frosty! Very nice


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/07 20:33:15


    Post by: Arctic Dragon


    ^ @wasflipper you are off to a GREAT start! Looking forward to seeing more pics of your projects.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/08 11:04:31


    Post by: Titus_painting


    Here are some of my armies/warbands:
    cheers

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    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/08 14:10:43


    Post by: Schmendrick


    holy...
    ...

    What are you fielding the mushrooms as? (on the dwarf image)


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/08 14:21:02


    Post by: Titus_painting


    Thanks! I run these as earth elementals
    Here's a pic of the whole wood dwarf army

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BVKZXkyjev3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/08 18:56:59


    Post by: Da Boss


    I love those Wood Dwarves. They remind me of the dwarves from Three Hearts and Three Lions. The mushroom men are awesome.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/09 14:32:18


    Post by: amazingturtles


    They're all amazing, and i love the frost giant upthread as well.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/10 00:33:54


    Post by: pancakeonions


    Wow, man. Those are amazing! Love the Clitellum (I had to look that word up, btw...) you added to your giant worm, to make it a mature earthworm of sorts


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/11 06:31:21


    Post by: Arctic Dragon


    Painting the beacon inspired me to paint flame so I'm working on an Abyss Warband now.



    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/14 23:20:57


    Post by: Arctic Dragon


    Abyssal Guard from the Forces of the Abyss.

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    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/15 11:19:09


    Post by: vince1248


    I love your basing! It nicely compliments the models.

    Great themed warband you got!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/22 13:46:31


    Post by: Arctic Dragon


    Seductress from Forces of the Abyss is a Command model.

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    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/22 14:41:31


    Post by: MDSW


    wasflipper wrote:
    i'm pretty new to the hobby aspect of gaming, my only other experience is a 10mm salamander army i've put together. so i figured i should go with the polar opposite of 10mm and ended up with the mantic frost giant!











    Excellent job!!!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/25 00:09:23


    Post by: Arctic Dragon


    Succubi join the Forces of the Abyss Warband. The mount is from River Horse's (Alessio Cavatore) Loka chess variant game and was made by Mantic.

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    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/25 03:06:37


    Post by: Arctic Dragon


    Gargoyles join the Forces of the Abyss Warband.

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    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/25 09:47:29


    Post by: vince1248


     Arctic Dragon wrote:
    Gargoyles join the Forces of the Abyss Warband.


    I really like your theme and the basing! Colours compliment and contrast each other well. Well done!

    For future projects, you might want to invest in a wet pallette as -I think- you can improve your painting even further by keeping your paints a little more moist. (in some cases, your paint appears a little thick, thereby obscuring the details a little)
    Thinning down paints really help in allowing for more layers and a more smooth transsition from one colour to another.




    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/25 10:19:39


    Post by: Schmendrick


    vince1248 wrote:

    For future projects, you might want to invest in a wet pallette as -I think- you can improve your painting even further by keeping your paints a little more moist. (in some cases, your paint appears a little thick, thereby obscuring the details a little)
    Thinning down paints really help in allowing for more layers and a more smooth transsition from one colour to another.


    But is it really always what you want? if you thin it down you MUST do multiple layers because its not thick enough, thus you need more time (and more time per model = less models)?
    I always shied away from the wet-pallette so far because of this (and the effort to get/build one). on the other hand i've heard it so often now already that it helps to improve...



    and to arctic dragon for your original post:
    cool models and great inspiration for my own abyssal painting task. thanks!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/25 13:40:50


    Post by: vince1248


    @Schmendrick,

    First things first: I'm not that great a painter. I only happen to have learned some tricks to make life easier. So this is not a post how to paint like a champion (since I'm not that good. A mate of mine can do stuff that puts me to shame...) but more of a how-to-make life easier!

    On your question:
    I've never had the problem with paint not being thick enough, this is due to the fact that highlights are always the same colour as the original -only a few shades lighter-.
    a wet pallette is also not really needed. The trick is to keep the brush wet between applications of paint and add a bit of water before starting to paint.

    Let's thake this horseman's saddlecloth as an example:


    https://imgur.com/a/J6ssHvd


    The base colour is plague brown. https://www.sceneryworkshop.nl/game-color-plague-brown-17ml-72039.html
    then I used a brown ink to shade it. https://www.sceneryworkshop.nl/game-ink-brown-17ml-72092.html
    (This ink I used for the whole horse model, I just thinned it down a bit more on the saddlecloth while wet.)
    After that I highlighted it with with moon yellow https://www.sceneryworkshop.nl/game-color-moon-yellow-17ml-72005.html

    And yo answer your question: because I thinned down the paint, I had to highlight it twice, but that's only because yellow paint does that.

    So it's"base colour, ink, two highlights. In all other colours I only need a single highlight.
    That;s not more work than usual? I find the ink wash very good to hide painting mistakes, so I almost need no time to repair the model after my first base layer.



    Then a pic of my own:

    A horde of skeletons that I recently finished as part of my Army of Darkness formation.



    WIP photos of the project (and more pics) here => http://kingsofwarvince.business.blog/2019/02/25/army-of-darkness-2/


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/25 15:11:56


    Post by: dyndraig


    Related to this, whats the preferred image hosting alternative these days?


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/25 18:11:20


    Post by: Arctic Dragon


    @vince1248 and @Schmendrick thanks for the compliments and encouragement.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/02/25 20:53:13


    Post by: NTRabbit


    dyndraig wrote:
    Related to this, whats the preferred image hosting alternative these days?


    Imgur and Google Photos are just about the only ones worth mentioning - Imgur is better for quick sharing to forums, Google is better for storing and organising large cross referenced albums, though both can do either.


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/03/06 14:30:59


    Post by: Schmendrick


    @vince1248:

    Thank you for the explanation. i will follow the tip with the well-wet brush and see if anything changes!
    And you are right, what you describe is not more work than what I now usually do. But I can remember that when I started, I was already happy if I put one layer of paint on any spot the model and never wanted to touch that place again. painting over one spot 4 times? shading, drybrushing? not that I knew back then what that was, but the mere thought of not being done after one go: unbelievable!


    Show off your painted Kings of War & Vanguard minis! @ 2019/03/07 15:50:06


    Post by: vince1248


    Cheers!
    I must admit that, ever since I completed a battle worthy army, my painting has improved quite a lot as there is no time limit.

    I found online a much better tutorial than I am able to write:

    basics
    https://creativetwilight.com/layering/

    and the advanced version
    https://creativetwilight.com/blending-layering/

    Looking forward to the results!