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Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

These are lovely looking minis and you're doing a credit to them! The berserkers are my favourite so far. Looking forward to the Giants. Though looking at the pictures they're not as big as I'd of hoped.

I really like your style of painting skin, really brings the Hodor miniature to life and gives him great depth.

Keep up the great work.

   
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Thanks everyone, apologies for the radio silence over the past few days but I have been busy working and painting. Currently I am working on some Lannister characters, namely The Mountain and Cersei. But what have I done in the meantime?

First up is Bran's Direwolf Summer:







I based him upon this image as there are not a lot on the internet:



I think I did a pretty fair job of copying the look of him and he looks good next to Greywind as well.

Next up is "The Greatjon" Greatjon Umber:





He looks pretty cool when attached to the unit of Beserkers as well, and you can see why he is known as "Great":




Carrying on the Stark love I have done a unit of Stark Swornswords, so another full unit tray done. I am not completely sold on the blue/grey colour of the unit but as a whole they look alright:







Finally for today I have done a Lannister NCU in the form of "The Imp" Tyrion Lannister. Not a lot to work with here but I am happy with it, photographing him was a pain. His face seems a bit washed out here but it looks better in person, honest.





That takes me to just over a third of the starter set painted thus far, 40 of 103 models So I am happy with the progress in less than a month. You know what that means, group shots!





After I have done my Lannister characters I will probably take on a non starter set unit, either Tully Sworn Shields or Lannister Heroes 2. We shall see. As ever, thanks for looking.



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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Stunning work LTMW. Nice work on the big doggie.I had not read the books or watched the show, but just sitting down watching season1 just now.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Soviet UK

Beautiful as always, you will be done in no time, I at least Have finished some lannisters and on to starks sworn swords.
I would love to know how you blitz them so quick.

For mother Soviet scotland oh and I like orcs  
   
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Amazing output. You are really making these guys look good. The wolves break it up nicely, so it isn't just block after block of infantry. The Imp is awesome.
   
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@Theophony: Let me know how you get on with it. Personally I have seen 1 episode of GoT, the last one!

@Marxist Artist: Any pictures? Would love to see your work. My speed? A few factors...no kids, only working 36 hours a week and a very understanding girlfriend! But really I just get on with it. It is so easy to waste hours looking at screens and doing nothing, just set aside time to paint and things will get done. My main motivation is painting stuff means that I can buy more stuff.

@YouWasShock: Cheers, the solo base monsters and characters really help break up the painting of the infantry blocks. Speaking of which...


Got a bit more progress with The Mountain and Cersei done, first up is Gregor Clegane The Mountain. So yellow, eurgh. But I had a revelation, I rarely used it before but now Lahmian Medium is my best friend for thinning washes and paint. It really helped with this yellow for multiple thin coats, and I am happy with the results:





And here he is attached to his men:





Second up is Cersei Lannister. Colour wise for this NCU I wanted something different for this Lannister so went for an Emerald Green dress. Am happy with the painting on this one, like Tyrion the pictures do not really do her justice:





So now, primarily I am a painter not a gamer, but I am determined to play this game. To that end when attending the UK Games Expo this friday I wanted to pick up a few things to pimp my gaming experience. The place for NCU game activity is the Tactics board, it looks like this:



I decided to invest in an acrylic board from Art Of War Studios, I went for a Stark themed one. To bring it up to speed all you do is rub it with some wax crayon and rub off the excess, this is the result:



And here it is with some NCU action, you also have the round tracker banner at the front:



I also picked up some acrylic core game tokens:



Show wise for ASOIAF stock the expo was a bust, very few outlets for it and Asmodee seem to be doing a traditional poor job in making stock available to retail outlets. That said I did pick up the Neutral Heroes 1 box.

Anyway, thanks for looking.


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Affton, MO. USA

Great progress, and those acrylic tokens and board are nice looking additions.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






The Mountain is quite the presence in that unit, and Cersei looks quite scornful. Those game upgrades are nice, too.
   
Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

These are coming on awesomely. I really like the hound model and you've done a great job with him.

   
Made in gb
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Soviet UK

As requested some photos of mine, please note I have never posted images of mini's before , so please be kind, also this ain't my blog and wont post again without express permission from the blogger himself.
please excuse the bad photos just done with my crap phone and I am aware they are no where near as good as Listen to Me's.
They look better in real life!
Also have some stark sworn swords which I think are going to look better.

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here is a few.

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For mother Soviet scotland oh and I like orcs  
   
Made in gb
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I think they have turned out great Marxist Artist, and a step up from mine in that I will not be picking out the gold banding on their armour. Your basing is great as well, good job. I bet your movement trays look, or will look, brilliant. These are easily a step or two above table top standard and never be ashamed of your work, a painted mini is always better than bare plastic. Feel free to post your Sworn Swords here if you do not feel like having your own blog.

Just starting my own unit of these today and am finding them a bit of a hard slog thus far. I will see how I get on. But the test mini is done as well as the movement tray. Avance!

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Made in gb
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Soviet UK

I have found the sworn swords quicker to paint nearly finished them, so may do.

Thanks for the kind words.

For mother Soviet scotland oh and I like orcs  
   
Made in gb
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The progress continues, first up are some Lannister Guardsmen, essentially the bread and butter of an average Lannister force. They are cheap, reliable and a good unit to anchor your army. As with other infantry trays I wanted the overall look to be more of an impact than the individual miniatures, initially I found these a bit of a drag but soon got into the groove of painting them. The best bit about them is the standard which is a great focal point for the unit as it draws the eye. This now brings up more than half of the starter set as painted:









Next up is my first Neutral hero, Ramsay Snow/Bolton. In games you can use neutral units to form up to 50%, but no more of an army. So say a Lannister army included Ramsay you could use him as an attachment in a unit of Lannister Guardsmen. I like this sculpt a lot, in both the books and tv show he is a true Bastard and looks like one here. Not sure if I have painted his eyes on the wonk or not though!







Finally for today is my first Freefolk model, a powerful Savage Giant. I really like this sculpt as he seems to be purposefully striding somewhere, probably to get some food. My Freefolk are going to be lots of earthy and natural tones, so browns, greys and greens mainly. I am very happy with this fella, hope you like him:









I am not really sure what I will work on next, we shall see. Thanks for looking.


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That giant is all kinds of rad. You have really brought out the character of the sculpt, especially the face. Speaking of which, I don't know anything about Ramsay, but he looks like a decidedly unsavory individual.
   
Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






So much progress in a short time. It all looks good, but my favorite is the giant. Still debating between buying them separate or trying to get my hands on a Free Folk Starter set. At the moment I just finished my second dire wolf, Shaggydog, but I still have too many rank and file to do before rushing out to get more.
Cersei is a great model and Ramsey looks suitably creepy. Tyrion turned out well too especially since it's a pain to work on tiny minis.

My first and only painting log.
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/602830.page 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

This is such a beautiful army you have and the speed your knocking them out in is astounding . Just saw the episode where giants were introduced “Don’t stare at them! It gets them upset

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Central Cimmeria

Very nice. The metals on the Mountains Men really turned out great in particular to my eyes.
   
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Houston, TX

More great stuff! I love them all, but yeah, that giant is really cool. The simple red, gold and silver of the Lannister men also pops and works well. And Ramsey’s face! He looks like he’s from the movie The Shining: “Heeeeere’s Ramsey!”

When you eventually play a game with the painted models, post some photos!

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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@Youwashock: I would suggest that he arguably the most evil character in the series, not a nice man at all.

@Nerull: If you can get the Freefolk Starter I would recommend it even if you do not consider playing FF. Craster alone goes for £12 plus on ebay as he is very useful to Nights Watch players.It is very sensible to break up the rank and file with characters.

@Theopony: Much appreciated, are you bingeing through the series then?

@Gallahad: Indeed, I am very happy with how they turned out.

@The Riddle Of Steel: I will post game photos once I have enough for two fully painted 30pt armies, I need to work on more Lannisters really.

Anyway the Stark's move closer to being a legal and playable painted army. First up is

Lord Eddard (Ned) Stark, tv wise he is Sean Bean, his eventual fate leads to The War Of The Five Kings. Rather than being from the starter set he is part of Stark Heroes 1 and is a useful character in that he can be an attachment or an NCU. He is another one of those that I file under the "could do better" pile, but we live and learn.







Next up is his eldest daughter Sansa Stark, The Little Bird. Game wise she is a cheapish NCU at only 3pts, with some pretty nifty abilities. The sculpt is...reasonable the lack of and fingers on her hands was a bit of a pain but I am happy with her:



And here she is with Mum and Dad:



Next up Stark wise are the Tully Sworn Shields, a very heavily armoured 7pt unit for the army. The Tully's are aligned to the Stark's as Catelyn was born into the house, my favourite thing about these gents is their red and blue fish based house sigil. I am also very keen on the sculpts. Here they are:







A few close ups on their ace shields and fish scale armour:







I am pleased with those lads, just one more unit until I have a Stark army ready to roll.

Thanks for looking.

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Poor Ned...

The House Tully guys do look pretty sweet. The fish make me think of Mordheim.
   
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That mounted and on foot mercenary? One of the greatest sculpts ever, one hell of a miniature. Maybe that is why I like the fish boys so much?

I though I am quite bad at showing WIP stuff, it is generally raw plastic or the finished product so today is mainly WIP stuff. First up I was up early to head to my local GW store for some of the new Contrast stuff just to give it a try. This was the result:



The main reason I got those was for painting up the many Freefolk units that I have to do, so decided to do a test Raider:





He was first undercoated in Wraithbone, once dry I covered the model in the wonderfully named Gore Grunta Fur. This looked good in its own right, but you have to be really careful to make sure that the contrast paint gets everywhere. After that it was a quick coverage of grey in the relevant areas and then an overall over/drybrush of a bone colour and then pallid wych flesh. Throw on the skin and metallics and it was pretty much done to a level that I am content with. Thoughts?

So onto some WIP stuff, first up are the Stark Outriders:





These are pretty much base blocked and given the traditional Aggrax bath, I aim to get them finished tonight and tomorrow.

Next up are Lannister Heroes 2, I really want this unit on the tabletop asap. One thing you will notice from those Baratheon banners is how messy my WIP can be:





Finally are those who our Catalan friends call Jon Nieve and Fantasma (and he will forever be Fantasma to me now). Jon Snow and Ghost:



But where do I get those from, as the Nights Watch miniatures are nigh on impossible to purchase in the UK?? Thanks to the good people at reputed "excellent tax payers" Amazon UK I was able to order the Catalan language starter from Spain. Sure the cards are useless to me, but I have the miniatures:





I think I will do some more Contrast tests on the Nights Watch to see if Black Templar is any good, I have my doubts but it is well worth experimenting. Thanks for looking.

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Affton, MO. USA

Those models look great .

I was going to wait on the contrast stuff, but I just went and bought a couple to see what a below average painter can do with them. I think I’m the target audience for them after all.

We have been binge watching game of thrones, but when I leave for work and my wife is a total home (teacher with an actual summer break ), she doesn’t wait for me, so now I have to watch a whole bunch of skipped episodes and I still haven’t seen the finale .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Nieve y Fantasma look really cool. I look forward to seeing them done. I am still undecided on Contrast. I fear I may need to just buy a few and try them.
   
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@Theo, I agree with you on Contrast, definitely seems like it will be a boon to those painting mass infantry armies and do not mind as long as their army can pass the four feet rule. I am itching to try the Black Templar on my Nights Watch as I am unsure if it is up to the task. I also have a lot of unpainted Deathwatch Marines as the whole process of highlighting black is just so labour intensive.

Ironic on your GoT journey, the finale is the only whole episode that I have watched.

@Youwasshock: I think it is well worth a punt, surely a couple of colours will have a place in your collection of paints?

Sloooooooow progress on Joffrey and The Kingsguard, I went traditional Kingsguard with their white mirror shields and white cloaks but I should have them ready to show off by Thursday. But two whole painted armies draw closer...

Joffrey Baratheon: Not sure if it is the light, my photography or what but he looks awful here compared to real life. May have to revisit him. Also eyes, what are people's thoughts on painting them on? In my ASOIAF minis I have just been doing the whites and no pupils, is this lazy? Poor form or any other thoughts?



Left: Ser Mandon Moore, Right Ser Preston Greenfield:



Left: Ser Arys Oakheart, Right Ser Boros Blount:



and here is 2/3rds of the unit done:



And finally my work for tonight, Jaime Lannister, Meryn Trant and Barristan Selmy:



Thanks for looking

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That unit rocks. The gold and white scheme looks really good. Joffrey looks fine. I generally try to paint eyes on everything. Whites and an iris, mostly, sometimes a little catchlight if I am feeling ambitious. These look fine with just the whites. It all comes down to what you are looking for out of it. If you are satisfied, that is pretty much all that matters.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Just paint tiny dots for eyes.

Nice progress, Joeffrey looks like a dork in real life, so your model looks much better than real life .

Finally saw the last episode, some decent parts, Ute no way I understand why people said it should have played out over a couple seasons.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Houston, TX

Kingsguard look really sharp with the white, gold and accent red. I like that they have variations in the helmets to give each one a little more individuality.

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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@Youwasshock: Yeah, with these I think that the whites are enough. There are fewer things more frustrating in miniature painting than continually making your character model cockeyed and having to repaint it.

@Theophony: He looks like a total dork, so slappable! I think with a show like GoT people built it up so much in their expectations that there was no way that it could live up to it.

@The Riddle Of Steel:I think because the unit is both a proper unit and each of the characters being a usable attachment means that they had to be individual, but yes it is pretty cool.

Got the unit done though:





And the Kingslayer himself Ser Jaime Lannister:



I am really happy with how the unit looks:





Have also had a play around with a couple of Contrast paints, first up with Ghost and Apothecary White over Wraithbone, a great basis for the model IMO:





Have also tested out Templar Black with a bog standard Night's Watch Sworn Brother, again a strong basis for an army based on one colour:





The cloak will certainly get another coat to make it darker, and then will pick out other colours from there.

Thanks for looking.


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They did turn out pretty awesome. Contrast looks like it is going to work out well. The cloak looks surprisingly good.
   
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Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Soviet UK

Nice models as always,contrast peaks my interest now, as appears to work well.
My progress is so slow compared to you, have finished 4 stark sworn swords, the hound and the high sparrow, who turned out really well, and I am working on More Lannisters now.

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