Switch Theme:

Kestral's Odds and Ends - Currently... ...terrain mostly.  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

That's a nicve looking bunch you got there

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Thanks! Always loved those figures, glad to have a chance to paint them.

Doing a little planning for the sudden resurgence of square base Fantasy Battle in my life - nothing like not doing something for half a decade and going back to it to make you realize how much you like it!

My Bretonnians have always need a Joan of Arc rip off. Right now I'm thinking this horse:



I'd like Maximillian or Milanese armor rather than Bretonnian transition plate stuff.





A woman's head (sister of battle?) and standard shouldn't be hard to find, but the rider....

Perry Figures? Plenty of suitable figs, just the size question. It would be OK if she was on the small side, up to a point. Probably should just use an Empire knight really.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2018/09/16 22:39:34


 
   
Made in gb
Sneaky Striking Scorpion





Midlands, UK

 kestral wrote:
Thanks! Always loved those figures, glad to have a chance to paint them.

Doing a little planning for the sudden resurgence of square base Fantasy Battle in my life - nothing like not doing something for half a decade and going back to it to make you realize how much you like it!


Ditto! Recently picked up where I left off with my High Elves. I miss WHFB.

The horse looks like it would do the job well, though I'm not sure about the spikes on the head, that's a bit more ruinous powers. They'd chop off easily enough. I think the Perry stuff might work pretty well, after all a Joan of Arc ripoff ought to be pretty small so a truescale figure might do quite well there. Perhaps one of the knights from the Mounted Men at Arms plastic set?
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

If you want Italianate armour go Perry. They're slightly smaller but just so nice a kit to work with. Both WoTR Men-at-arms kits come with lots of that style of armour and they are beautiful.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







I was planning on ditching the spikes and perhaps redoing the horse head a little. I would love to work with some Perry Kits...

   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Hmmm, well, I didn't wind up doing that conversion, maybe some other time. I did make some terrain out of local plants though!







I love that it comes pre painted (though the pods have a coat of purple ink).
   
Made in us
Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Kestral, I have a box of Perry cav I can send over to you, if you want?

--Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Nice choices for the terrain, they way you present them, they definitely look suitably alien

   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut




Canada

kestrel,

Interesting work with that terrain.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

The papery bulbs look very nice! What are those, if you don't mind me asking? I know I have seen them before.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Nice terrain pieces, good choice of 'bits'

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Thanks folks - PM sent Briancj!

The bulbs are from Asian Lilies. They are not super strong (it is why they are so translucent - well, that and the purple ink I hit them with) , so probably not great for travel gaming but stored a tupperware for house gaming I think they will do fine.
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Have you tried a thinned layer of PVA glue on the lily pods? May help with the fragility - although not to the extent of travelling.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Good idea!
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







I am going to try the glue idea on some neat but fragile spiky pods I have.

Painted some more deep cuts stuff. I have to say, this line has great gaming value. Everything seems to work really well, like this cage which can be removed from its base and is the right size to shove a figure inside.





Plus, in a fit of Dreadfleet enthusiasm brought on by actually playing a game, I bought a couple of Vanguard miniatures ships to expand the game. They are the right size... ...sort of. The Dreadfleet ships are supposed to be gigantic. The Vanguard Carrock is about the right size to be one of the wrecks that make up the Bloody Reiver for example.







While looking for ships I came across the Uncharted Seas resculpts. What a pity that line is defunct - those were beautiful.

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Wonderful things here, great to see so much variety.




 
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

You actually played Dreadfleet? That's more than I ever accomplished-- my son and I just sort of push the ships around and talk like pirates at each other. How is the game?

Now showing some scratch built farm buildings!

Painting total as of 5/3/2019: 46 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 28 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings.

Painting total as of 12/31/2018: 220 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse and a rice paddy and a whole bunch of resin Frostgrave terrain.
 
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







It is a good game. My family plays it occasionally on Holidays. Well suited to people who aren't "wargamers" per se, but willing to try something more complicated than board games for a couple hours while full of Turkey. I should probably count that among my blessings. : ) Not super balanced, but all around fun. I particularly like the card damage system. You ship gets mauled in all kinds of interesting ways, but with a bit of luck and clever tactics you can stay alive for a long time. My boy likes it quite well, or did before MTG came along. : )
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Painted the wife's Beholder:









This is an impressive model I must say from the D&D Prepaints. It comes with lots of eye effects, though I decided on only using one you could do a beholder blasting spells in all directions. It also came with a clear plastic cover for the large eye, but I didn't like the effect. Still interesting though!

Bonus points if you recognize this terrain piece - HINT: It came as one of a set of six identical items in one of the stranger game design choices I've seen in an otherwise pretty cool set.



   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Can't say that i recognize the terrain but beholders are always a fun thing to see. They always look so cheerful to me too.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in us
Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I've seen the terrain, and I remember six of the EXACT SAME THING bugged me...but I can't remember the game! Argh.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in fr
[DCM]
Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

No idea on the medieval stargate thing, but well done on the beholder ! Great choices on the mouth's gums, looks neat !

My P&M Blog : Warp Wanderers, Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror

Voting for my stuff pleases the Chaos Gods and brings you luck in battle ! 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






What is VOR: The Maelstrom?
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







You win! A set of identical, somewhat strange, highly distinctive, very thick and almost impossible to convert pieces of wargaming terrain. If I could find the rest of them. I think at one point I was giving them away in trades.
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







I have at last achieved my long held dream of recreating the terrain of the first batrep I ever read...



Not sure if I need more though.
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

So much memory involved in those simple little balls. To be honest, they say everything we should be doing and are not. I mean they scream alien environment, and we are all breaking the bank and our heads making realistic water and trees. Makes you think really.




 
   
Made in de
Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

That was some of the first terrain I made as a kid, having seen it in the old 2nd ed rulebooks.

Love the Beholder! I have the same mini sitting in my "to do" queue, was thinking about magnetising the eyes maybe. Love your paint scheme.

   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







 Camkierhi wrote:
So much memory involved in those simple little balls. To be honest, they say everything we should be doing and are not. I mean they scream alien environment, and we are all breaking the bank and our heads making realistic water and trees. Makes you think really.


It is an interesting question - do you want to try for realistic terrain/figures, or for a striking visual? I like both, but tend towards the later. It is one of the reasons I don't paint modern historicals much. Not to bring my other major hobby into it, but you see a similar tension in Live Action Roleplaying. When my father I were doing it back in the day, I always tried for "realistic" costumes. His approach (being a far greater artist than I) was to create monster outfits what were striking, original and distinctive, but not necessarily realistic. Less like special effects, and more like living puppets. His approach worked better, partly because of the limits of SFX in that kind of situation, and because once you clearly knew what you were dealing with, your imagination took over and made it work.

Here is some... termite mounds? Made from Oak Galls.




Automatically Appended Next Post:
Natural materials kind of give you a little of both worlds I think.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/01/05 12:54:27


 
   
Made in de
Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

Those look convincingly creepy and biological. I think the idea of a properly alien world is hard to pull off because we always want some familiar stuff, but I think those kind of pieces pull off the "It looks like it's life, but not as we know it!" feel pretty well.

We don't see a lot of varient folliage, like vibrant purples or crimsons, and I think that is often because people have an eye to dual use. I know that myself, I play mostly fantasy games and I prefer stuff to look pretty "realistic" so that I can dual use it for historicals.

   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Dual use is a very good point. I do stick to green, partly because of the tyranny of bases - things are mostly based green, so you stay with green, base in green - it is a vicious cycle.
   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: