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Northern Ireland

Commander looks commanding! Good work.
   
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Japan

Thanks! It was nice painting an individual model after all those basic, boring troopers.

Now showing Abyssal Dwarf Immrtals from Mantic!

Painting total as of 1/11/2019: 11

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.
 
   
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NC

It all looks great, especially the commander.

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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

Nice commander very takeda shingen



 
   
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Destructive Daemon Prince





Melbourne .au

The commander looks great. Shame you'll have to replace the sword shortly, though!

   
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Japan

 Azazelx wrote:
The commander looks great. Shame you'll have to replace the sword shortly, though!


At least I have something to replace it with. And the soft-as-lead alloy Zenit uses makes cleaning the minis at least as easy as HIPS. After all the restic I've done in the last 12 months, that's a small price to pay.

Now showing Abyssal Dwarf Immrtals from Mantic!

Painting total as of 1/11/2019: 11

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.
 
   
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paradise on the vitae (Florida)

Very nice stuff Josh. Especially liking the orcs. I'll be plogging my undead in a few days, and it is nice to see i am not alone in plogging KoW armies.

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Japan

Next up: another block of 20 ashigaru spearmen:


These are from Perry Miniatures, and they were a real drag to paint. They have close-to-heroic proportions, which was hard to go back to after all the Mantic and Zenit stuff I've done recently. Also, I suspect the molds are getting old, so there was a lot of flash and excess metal to trim off in weird places. By the end, I was so sick of working on them that I decided to just let washes do all the work. Individually, they aren't my best work, but as a unit at arm's length, they'll work fine.

I'm kind of burned out on samurai right now, so I'll be working on some Mantic goblin sharpsticks the esteemed Judgedoug sold to me.

Now showing Abyssal Dwarf Immrtals from Mantic!

Painting total as of 1/11/2019: 11

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.
 
   
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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

Yah I agree that the moulds on the Perrys are getting worn. Sometimes you get some second hand someone has had for years and the casting is notably better.



 
   
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Very nice stuff, been quietly watch for some time now. Miniaturemarket.com had a sale starting last night and had the wargamesfactory samurai on foot boxes (25) for $11.00 each. I managed to grab the last 2 of 11 that they showed.

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Japan

Carlos: I think the spearmen molds have seen the most use. I have some archers and heroes that look a lot cleaner.

Theophany: I looked at the WGF plastics, but I have more models than I can reasonably field as it is, so I'll have to give them a miss.

Now showing Abyssal Dwarf Immrtals from Mantic!

Painting total as of 1/11/2019: 11

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.
 
   
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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

Might be right about the spear men. The Katana samurai look a bit worn too. Would make sense for Ashigaru spearmen to be more worn than some others as they would historically make up the bulk of most armies.


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You have done a good job on the lacing of those btw. I am just getting to the lacing on the (Only ten) I am currently doing and its taking longer than I would like.

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Melbourne .au

Regardless of however much of a pain in the arse those Ashigaru were to paint (and I know all about that!), they've come up very nicely, particularly as a unit.

Any chance of a whole-army-in-progress shot soonish?

   
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Northern Ireland

Super looking unit.
   
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Japan

Thanks for the kind words. I'll try to put up a photo of the army today or tomorrow.

Now showing Abyssal Dwarf Immrtals from Mantic!

Painting total as of 1/11/2019: 11

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 gb
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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

Look forward to it.



 
   
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NC

Nice work! Looking forward to the full army shot!!

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Japan

Finding myself with three full days of PTO remaining at the end of this fiscal year, I gave myself a five-day weekend. In that time, I found the time to finish off some miscellaneous stuff, and then finally take photos of the samurai army to date:






There is still a lot left to finish before I would consider it playable, but all laid out like this, I feel like I'm making some headway.

Oh, I also had time to crank out another unit of Goblin Sharpsticks:




For units of goblins, I'm just using the basecoat-quickshade-dullcoat method. They don't stand up to individual scrutiny, but at arm's length they work just fine.

Now showing Abyssal Dwarf Immrtals from Mantic!

Painting total as of 1/11/2019: 11

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.
 
   
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Northern Ireland

Goblins look more than fine.

Like the Samurai, it is forming into an impressive looking force.
   
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Melbourne .au

That army looks utterly fantastic, Josh. If you weren't so far away I'd invite you 'round for a game this weekend! - And the goblins look good as well.

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Japan

If I went over for a game, we'd probably have to make a weekend of it.

Thanks for the kind words. I have one more unit of arquebus ashigaru to paint, and then I'll finally start building units of samurai.

Now showing Abyssal Dwarf Immrtals from Mantic!

Painting total as of 1/11/2019: 11

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 gb
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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

Looks great mate. Cant wait for my force to be anywhere near that size.



 
   
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Japan

It just sort of happened. I have about an hour every morning (between 5AM and 6AM) that I have been using to finally make some progress on various armies/forces. Doing a little bit every day makes a huge difference.

Now showing Abyssal Dwarf Immrtals from Mantic!

Painting total as of 1/11/2019: 11

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 gb
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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

Yeah I am kinda trying to do the same thing myself.


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Maybe not at quite the same pace though.

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Japan

One more unit of ashigaru, ready to go:




Compared to the Kingsford ashigaru, these were kind of a grind to assemble and paint. I know lots of hobbyists dislike Lego hands for spears and guns and such, but those are so much easier to assemble than these models were, with the tiny little hands molded onto the guns, Also, once assembled, I could see their chests and necks, but had a hell of time getting the brush in there. Note also that these models don't have sashimono. They didn't come packed with them, and there are no holes/mounts for banners on the models themselves. I have painted up and applied transfers to ten sashimono from Dixon that I got years ago for a Space Marine project, but I haven't decided whether I want to risk damaging the paintjobs by drilling holes in their backs.

I think that my next project will be some Forge Guard. I got four or five sets in the last DZ shipment, and all that unpainted plastic in that big unopened box has been taunting me for months.

Now showing Abyssal Dwarf Immrtals from Mantic!

Painting total as of 1/11/2019: 11

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 gb
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Wales: Where the Men are Men and the sheep are Scared.

As far as I am aware Sashimono were less common on missile troops who had to fire over each others heads and were less likely to be involved in melle combat than their weapon wielding brethren.

My plan is probably to have one person per ranged unit with a sashimono as a unit leader. Thats what I did with the archers I have and I am happy with that.



 
   
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NC

Looking good! No one wants to see what would happen if I painted at 5am...

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Japan

 EyeamRai wrote:
Looking good! No one wants to see what would happen if I painted at 5am...


Now that you mention it, I would like to see that. Go ahead and reset your alarm for tomorrow.

Now showing Abyssal Dwarf Immrtals from Mantic!

Painting total as of 1/11/2019: 11

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.
 
   
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Northern Ireland

Another nice little unit. Your army would be fun to play against.
   
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Melbourne .au

Yeah, these guys are looking great. You're finishing units at a good rate these days as well.

   
 
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