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Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Digging his stripy trousers, not a look that many could pull off!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
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Skillful Swordsman





Antwerp

Good looking mercenary general. Nice conversion and paintjob. I'd like me some stripy pants like those

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Cheers for the kind words guys! Hopefully I'll be able to dedicate a bit more time to the models. Been away with work for two weeks.

Today I've managed to get some of the GW contrast paints on my version of battle pilgrim's. I'm happy enough with how they're coming on so far. Just waiting for warplock green to pick up before I move on with them.
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

A bit of progression on the new army. I really found it hard to achieve how i pictured these models in my head. It's been a slog to get this far. But I'm happy with the result.

What do you guys think about the archers?
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Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Nice, the yellow and skin came out looking good. I kinda think they could use a spot color or something below the shoulders, possibly a belt or yellow the pants or something, because the black to yellow transition is kinda abrupt, but overall still nice work.
   
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Good morning Vejut, thanks for the kind words. They do have dark brown belts on. I may try and do the pants yellow as well.

It's just a lot of hard work, with the base coat being black and wanting to do them yellow.

   
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Dakka Veteran





Yellow pants would probably help, but yeah, tried to go to a bright yellow from a dark green on something and it was some work, the black would be worse.
   
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Evening gents,

Not my finest work but I'm really trying to get some of the models which have been in baggies and blisters for an age off my desk and for better or for worse GW new contrasts are helping.

I have to say some of the new paints are really good as far as I'm concerned. But others are near enough pointless.

I hope everyone's getting on with painting. What's everyone else's experience been like with contrasts?
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Just thought I'd do a little update show an army shot for both the undead and peasant armies show where I'm at with each of them. Although I've mostly finished the undead I will be going back to them now and again to titivate.

The peasants still have a mass of guys to get though.
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Nasty Nob





USA

Nice army! It's looking good

   
Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

@Syro thanks mate, I'm enjoying my fantasy antics. I feel much more at home doing them than sci-fi.

However I do have a scattergun approach to thingd... when you're barely scratching the surface of your current project and your lusting after your next.

Currentlly part of my Bret pesant army. The Grail Reliquary.

Next project Dogs of War pikemen. The body isn't what I'm going with it was just a body I had laying around. I just wanted to test the arms and 8cm Pike.
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

And why not throw another trooper up. This is for the next army, after the peasants. The Estalians. It's mostly using contrasts as I'm more inclined to paint more models than try and paint them better as I'm no pro painter.

Anywho, I hope you like, thoughts and ideas?
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Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Cool army shots Howie! The 8cm pike looks like a recipe for stabbing yourself, but it’s pretty cool and is, relative to the model, the size of pike I’d want if I were a pikemen facing down a charging knight!

Great colour scheme for the Estalian . What’s going on with his right hand tho? His fingers are freaking me out!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Afternoon Gobert,

I don't know about stabbing myself ha, they're only Plastic after all. But I hope they'll be cool and think they fit the size of a Pike pretty well to boot!

That's just how the model came sadly, MOM miniatures, while his casting is prone to a bit of mold slippage I honestly can't fault it for the price I paid.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Palitine Il

Are the 8cm pikemen going to primarily stay at home or regularly schlepped to games?

If they're more for display I'd go for it but if they need to travel I'd look into brass or copper rod/tubing instead at that length.

The Estalian is looking good, I just fear for your sanity doing an army in stripe-y pants even with the aid of contrast.
   
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Hi Chaotic mind, thanks for the kind words regarding the Estalian. It's ironic that a user by the name of Chaotic Mind is worried about my sanity hahaha.

I'll break up painting the stripey uniform by various other unscheduled hobby projects.

They'll be used primarily as a display army as I rarely get a chance to game. However they'll see table top play. I've tested the fireforge pikes and they bend under stress instead of snapping so I think I'll be good. They'll be moved in a container and not a carry case so hopefully that'll minimise damages, thanks again for the concern.

Thanks for stopping by and I should have an update tonight of a character from the recent MOM Kickstarter.

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Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Good evening, as promised earlier I have an update in the form of my Estalians.

He's going to be either a unit champion or a cheap hero with GW. Thoroughly enjoying painting these MOM miniatures. They're packed with character. The casting is not the best, however for the price per model paid on the recent Kickstarter I think they are fantastic value.

I've got another hero/ champion with greatweapon coming up and also just a regular trooper.
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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Palitine Il

Slightly crazed looking men in with red hair and large blunt weaponry are always a good idea in my opinion!

Glad to hear the pikes have some spring to them. Actually getting games in on a semi-regular basis has made me a lot more interested in the damage resistance of sculpts.

And of course I’m concerned with maintaining the sanity of others around these parts! We have so little to begin with it must be protected! Besides, where am I going to ste, er, get ideas and learn new techniques if we’re all as bonkers as me?
   
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

I really think and hope you agree the red hair has come out very well. If he was a bit shorter and more stocky I dare say he'd make a great dwarf Slayer.

Speaking of losing my sanity. Here is what the Pikemen will look, with a mix of heads from the Greatswords kit and various Morion helmets, which is what the conquistadors used to wear I believe. I'll be using the Warhammer armies project Dogs of War book and I've decided I was either 2 units of 60 or 3 of 50. Decisions decisions.

If you see any ideas you want to steal/ be inspired by crack on, God knows I probably liberated this idea from somewhere and have forgotten where.
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Made in se
Resentful Grot With a Plan






The Estalian champion looks good! Those orderly tercio pikemen need someone savage and red-haired to lead them.

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Check out my army, the 414th Cadian!
Also known as the Imperial Mushroom Hunters, this expeditionary force is
deployed by the Adeptus Astra Telepathica to hunt for psyche-enhancing fungi.

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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Saturdays reinforcement. Some crossbowmen and riflemen. I'm happy with how these are turning out. I think for troopers I'll keep them yellow like this as it is phenomenally easier.

@Pomander Cask, thank you very much. I've found out that the mom miniatures are fairly large compared to the greatsword bodies. So he'll look even more imposing in that unit.

Hope everyone's having a good weekend.
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Nasty Nob





USA

Wow, you've been productive

   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Gunners and crossbow men looking good

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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Thanks Syro and Gobert. I think it really helps that I am enjoying painting these guys and I can't wait to have a painted bright yellow force of humans ready to take the old world back inch by inch.

I've painted up the last of my current models making 20 missile troops in total. I have also received my pavises from Fireforge games. Bigger than I expected but I think they look suitable. Certainly worthy of the +2 armour save against ranged attacks. Going to make some small movement trays shortly for my 5/6 man detachments.
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Made in se
Resentful Grot With a Plan






Aah, the pavises look great!

Check out my army, the 414th Cadian!
Also known as the Imperial Mushroom Hunters, this expeditionary force is
deployed by the Adeptus Astra Telepathica to hunt for psyche-enhancing fungi.

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Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Lovely shield/pavis the yellow and black look neatly done. Looking forward to seeing more men in yellow

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in gb
Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Thanks guys! Hopefully I'll get the other pavises done tomorrow and complete there movement bases. I was hoping to do the same for the gunners. But I don't know if they'll look right as they're not taking aimed shots or really positioned as if they're ready to shoot.

   
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

No painting progress has been made. I did however manage to complete my 3 3by2 movement trays for some of my detachments. Not really photo worthy though so I didn't snap them.

As I'm hoping to have nearly 200hundred pikemen I thought I'd try and save on time gluing and money on buying all those greatsword miniatures. So here's the results, I've made a mould and when I get some more resin I'll be casting more up.
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Not much of an update. But enough to update my blog. So I've bought some new resin and some new, silicone to make a new mold. The resin has a much quicker setting time which is a God send as my original resin took two hours.

I'm getting mixed results with the new resin, it's better in that it doesn't have many surface bubbles whereas the original resin did. I think the main problem is my original mold which is why I have bought a different silicone and better measuring and mixing aperatus in the hope of better results. That's the hope at least.

So without further ado here is the latest 5pikemen with some command members.
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

First post of the new year! So happy new year everyone.

I didn't manage to get alot of painting done over the festive period. Though this weekend I did manage to get a few Pikemen done. It's a fairly labor intensive process casting and painting every model. Especially as I haven't got a pressure pot so there's bubbles galore.

Still hoping for this to be a fairly sizeable army. I think the darker earth really sets off the yellow.

Thanks for looking!
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