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Boosting Ultramarine Biker





Australia

I do like a good banner bearer (or two)! Nice work howie

 
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Lots of great stuff in this blog. Yellow is a fantastic color for empire minis.

   
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Thanks, greatly appreciated.

zahnib wrote:I do like a good banner bearer (or two)! Nice work howie


I enjoyed the banners. Used a bit of tape on the unit banner to mask off areas. I probably should fill some of the space with of other bits. But not today!

Illumini wrote:Lots of great stuff in this blog. Yellow is a fantastic color for empire minis.


I agree yellow if fantastic for the big ruffs and puffy sleeves. I'd done an empire army in early 2010 and ran out of steam because the yellow was labour intensive. But with the GW contrast paints I've really been enjoying it, instead of doing multiple layers trying to get a decent coverage.


Today's little update is an empire general. Not complete yet, but good enough for a photo I thought. I'll be using him as either generic empire general 101 or as a stand in for Karl Franz on foot.

Hope you like! Have a good all
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Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

His facial expression is so great. Either he's had a rough life or is sucking down a lemon, stonewall jackson style.

realism is a lie
 
   
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United Kingdom

He's pretty miserable. Much rather be in his summer palace than fighting the does of the empire.

His bodyguard are coming along nicely a unit of 10 great.

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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Cool idea to go with something other than great swords, I like the hammerers better as great weapon troops for the empire

   
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Thanks!

I thought they'd suit the empire as well. Absolute nightmare to cast up the hammers. My poor mould making ability makes for lots of wastage. =D

   
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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Oh nice, didn't realize you had cast them yourself! Same tools as when you did the shields? What was the original hammer?

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United Kingdom

 Don Qui Hotep wrote:
Oh nice, didn't realize you had cast them yourself! Same tools as when you did the shields? What was the original hammer?


The original bit of the hammer was from the 5/6th edition empire unit crossbowmen unit champion I think. For this I made a little two part mould out of silicone.

Nearly finished painting the first ten greathammers. However as always I got sidetracked by another unit

This will be my stand in for a corpse cart. It's currently in it's PIP stage but I thought it was good enough to put up and get some snaps.
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Boosting Ultramarine Biker





Australia

Woah what is that thing?! Cool looking model, I especially like the necromancer (?) included on the base

 
   
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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Agreed, it's gnarly. So did you carve off the side of the face? Is that a pewter or resin Rhinox? It's an ambitious conversion. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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Woah, that thing is awesome! It’s really cool with the bits of flayed flesh hanging down, grim!

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United Kingdom

Howdy all!

zahnib wrote:Woah what is that thing?! Cool looking model, I especially like the necromancer (?) included on the base


It's a FW Rhinox that I hacked into with a jewelry saw. I then converted it with parts taken from the zombie dragon kit and some greenstuff. The necromancer was taken from the recent fireforge Kickstarter. I didn't have any ideas elsewhere for him as my actual vampire army doesn't have many living figures in it.

Don Qui Hotep wrote:Agreed, it's gnarly. So did you carve off the side of the face? Is that a pewter or resin Rhinox? It's an ambitious conversion. I can't wait to see how it turns out!


It was a resin one. Yeah I cut half it's head and lower jaw off. Then hacked into it's flanks. Then gave it some mediocre grrenstuff fur to hide the gash marks form he saw.

gobert wrote:Woah, that thing is awesome! It’s really cool with the bits of flayed flesh hanging down, grim!


Thanks I think the painting really saved the internals. When I had just greenstuffed them they didn't look very good.

Haven't done any work on the corpse cart. Just been touching up the greathammers, which will get completed tomorrow hopefully.
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Told you I would get these completed shortly.

Pretty happy with them. Think I need to do another 15 at a minimum and ideally another 30. But they where a bit of a grind to get through. So we will see.
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I really like the basing you have going on with these guys

   
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Been Around the Block






Looking very good especially with such a difficult colour as yellow. Keep it up
   
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Nimble Pistolier





United Kingdom

Thanks much appreciated!

fingol23 wrote:I really like the basing you have going on with these guys


I often find my bases pretty lackluster. But I hope to have found a happy medium between easy to do and looking good.

Honingtomaten wrote:Looking very good especially with such a difficult colour as yellow. Keep it up



On these guys the yellow is actually by far the easiest bit. It's GW contrast yellow with a bit of airbrush thinner. When I saw the contrast range. I knew it was time to do a yellow army, the Empire army with ruffs and puffs called out to me.

Thanks for the kind words guys.

   
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They're looking really good. What about them made them a slog? Was it just that it was a decent block of troops? I can understand that if so - nothing slows me down more than running into a block of rank and file!

EDIT: hit submit to soon.

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fingol23 wrote:
I really like the basing you have going on with these guys

I'll second that! Those bases look great with the yellow uniforms

 
   
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Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

The hammer bros came out excellently! And I'll third that the bases work really well with the color scheme.

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United Kingdom

Don Qui Hotep wrote:They're looking really good. What about them made them a slog? Was it just that it was a decent block of troops? I can understand that if so - nothing slows me down more than running into a block of rank and file!

EDIT: hit submit to soon.


Thanks very much. I think maybe because I was doing it for a monthly challenge, it was just the added pressure which I had put on myself to get them painted.

zahnib wrote:
fingol23 wrote:
I really like the basing you have going on with these guys

I'll second that! Those bases look great with the yellow uniforms


Thanks, it's a really easy base to do, glad it contrasts well with the bright state troops.

amazingturtles wrote:The hammer bros came out excellently! And I'll third that the bases work really well with the color scheme.



Thanks much appreciated! As I said above, it was really easy to do the basing. Some grass Tufts and then two Vallejo weathering effects.

Thanks for the kind words guys! I've not been too busy today thought I'd have a bash at some leadbelchers, another day or so and they'll been done.
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Yeah, I get that. When there's external pressure to get things done it can feel a lot more like work rather than hobby.

Nice to see the Leadbelchers, are they going in as a Dogs of War regiment?

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Palitine Il

You sir are a brave man, taking a saw to a FW model! I'd say your bravery paid off. That is one kick corpse "cart."

looking forward to seeing the leadbelchers in all their glory.
   
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Don Qui Hotep wrote:Yeah, I get that. When there's external pressure to get things done it can feel a lot more like work rather than hobby.

Nice to see the Leadbelchers, are they going in as a Dogs of War regiment?


Depending on what game I use them in. They'll either be a dogs of ear in 6th edition or in 8th they'll just be for the ogre army. We will see when I have to make the next 15 and see how quickly they get done.

ChaoticMind wrote:You sir are a brave man, taking a saw to a FW model! I'd say your bravery paid off. That is one kick corpse "cart."

looking forward to seeing the leadbelchers in all their glory.


Na, no bravery here. I made a cast of the Rhinox Rider, so I could make conversions like the one above and maybe some.other crazier bigger conversions. Hold tight and you'll see.

Anywho, that's enough of the future. This is what I managed to get done today. Done a bit more work on the leadbelchers. Not 100% finished, but certainly done enough that I'll be happy slinging them on the table to game with.
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Evening all, been busy as of late.

Casting up new ogres for the horde. But then while I was doing that I was toying around with the idea of taking a bonegrinder giant to a tournament in August.

While searching the internet for a giant model.i found the heresy Giant. He is huge!

I'll be rushing into this project with excitement bursting from the seems.
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Woah! He’s a big lad, looks like he could do with a mani-pedi too, though I’m not sure where you’d find a file big enough! . Seeing the “little” giant behind him reminds me of Finn MacCool and Bennandonner of the Giants Causeway story. Look forward to seeing him with a bit more paint on!

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Putting the "giant" back in "giant!" That model has so much character. Excited to see him gussied up.


Every time I look at one of these half-naked giant sculpts I think to myself, "gosh, one day I hope to have half as much body confidence as these guys."

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Don Qui Hotep wrote:Putting the "giant" back in "giant!" That model has so much character. Excited to see him gussied up.


Every time I look at one of these half-naked giant sculpts I think to myself, "gosh, one day I hope to have half as much body confidence as these guys."


Why have confidence when you can impulse by it and then worry about painting it? Honestly though, I can only recommend the model. Came in 6 pieces! I'm sure when the GW new plastic models come out they'll take hours to put together.

The mini really does have so much character, super happy with it and glad I took the plunge.

gobert wrote:Woah! He’s a big lad, looks like he could do with a mani-pedi too, though I’m not sure where you’d find a file big enough! . Seeing the “little” giant behind him reminds me of Finn MacCool and Bennandonner of the Giants Causeway story. Look forward to seeing him with a bit more paint on!


He's absolutely massive, dwarfing the old Marauder giant for sure. Not familiar with the Giants causeway story, I'll have to look it up.

So I was hoping to have a better update tonight having blocked out all the black undercoat for everything else except skin. However with it all be awkward angles I didn't get much done at all. This was about two hours worth of painting. This giant is going to be a slow burn. I'm hoping to try some free hand out on him as well much later so we will see how he turns out
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Palitine Il

I feel you on being determined to make some good progress on a big'un like that and hours later you're asking yourself if you've actually been painting.

May your patience and focus hold out!
   
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United Kingdom

 ChaoticMind wrote:
I feel you on being determined to make some good progress on a big'un like that and hours later you're asking yourself if you've actually been painting.

May your patience and focus hold out!


It is holding so far. I think things will speed up now I'm finished with the undercoating.

Going to hopefully have a go at the skin and doing the natural coloured furs and leathers tomorrow.

This is where I'm at so far.
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