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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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Stoic Grail Knight





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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Nimble Pistolier





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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Furious Raptor






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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My painting log is full of snakes
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Nimble Pistolier





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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Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper





Australia

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

 
   
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Furious Raptor






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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Nimble Pistolier





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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Been Around the Block




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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Furious Raptor






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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