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Ellicott City, MD

Still loving the green skin tones on those still loving the green skin tones on those Orcs!

You could probably get those back legs down by bending them down and then putting them in the place, or just gluing them… But I understand the impetus to have things done and not going back to fiddle with him even more.

Valete,

JohnS

Valete,

JohnS

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Thanks. The green is the same technique I've been using since I started painting Orks for 40k-- goblin green with a heavy glaze made from Liquitex acrylic green. It's served me well.

As for the bendy ankle problem, it's easy to fix with boiling water and a little bending, but these particular models came glued to their bases, and whatever the Chinese sweatshop uses is stronger than any superglue I've ever found. There's a good chance that I'd break either the model or the base trying to get it off. The gap is small enough that it looks more like the model is running/advancing rather than falling over, so I've opted to just let it go on these guys.

Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Love the quality you are coming up with on your orcs.

I ended up backing Star Saga. The solo rules look good and I did a play test which I enjoyed. I'll just have to hope that bankruptcy doesn't follow

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Thanks. All my orc and goblin stuff uses the same, very simple techniques. They break down if you look too closely, but at tabletop distances they look just fine.

Here are some halflings:


This guy is Oddo, from the Kickstarter project I mentioned above. I used Tolkien's description of Hobbits as inspiration: "...inclined to wear bright colours, chiefly yellow and green." (that may not be the exact quote). I assumed that his ribbed tunic thing is armor, so I painted it in leather brown.



This is Bailey from the same set. I reversed the colors on his clothes, but otherwise he's the same as Oddo.



Here's Spud, armed with that most Halfling of weapons, the sling. I painted the fleshtones a little differently on these guys. THe base color is AP Fur Brown, highlited up with AP Barbarian Flesh, washed with AP Soft Tone ink. THe result is a ruddy skin tone appropriate for an agrarian peoples.



Wort here is another slinger. He has the shapless-bag-hat that Sam wore in FotR. He also has a red waistcoat, but it's hard to see, even in person.



Finally, a token Citadel halfling. I have two more from this set somewhere in the house that I will be revisiting sometime as well. This one is wearing a pot as a helmet, which bugs me more than anything at this scale should.

Here's a group shot:


This will be my last post for October, as the next three days are packed. I had hoped to finish Blaine on Jetbike, but I can't decide on how to paint the bike, so Blainetober will end with a whimper. Novermber will start with more halflings from this set, I think.

Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Cool halflings!

I like the orcs and gobbos from the previous page too, workkng through the same batch myself.

 
   
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Nice work on the Halflings. Totally adorable!

EDC
   
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The halflings look great. Thanks for sharing!


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GrimDork wrote:Cool halflings!

I like the orcs and gobbos from the previous page too, workkng through the same batch myself.


I have enjoyed all the DS stuff I've painted so far. The orcs were a lot of fun, but I got kind of burnt out before I could finish the goblins. Maybe later this month...

evildrcheese wrote:Nice work on the Halflings. Totally adorable!

EDC


Thanks. They really capture the oldhammer vibe. I have another six a couple of days away from sharing. Watch this space.

Cleatus wrote:The halflings look great. Thanks for sharing!


Thanks for looking!

Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Good to see the little guys represented. You know Lumpin Croop from the GW Regiments of renown would work well in Frostgrave or Mordheim....

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[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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 Archer wrote:
Good to see the little guys represented. You know Lumpin Croop from the GW Regiments of renown would work well in Frostgrave or Mordheim....


You're right, they'd make a great little warband.

Speaking of which, here are some more halflings:








These are from the same set as the halflings I posted earlier in the week. Same basic palette, same techniques. The single most difficult part on all of these models is their stumpy little legs-- I had a hell of a time getting the brush in to paint their inseams as well as the basing material between their feet. Also, for whatever reason, neither my camera nor my phone wanted to focus, so you'll have to forgive these blurry photos. I have three more left to paint, two pony riders and a banner bearer, but I'm going to push them back for a bit. This week, I am working on my Heroines in Sensible Shoes from Oathsworn. Watch this space for more later in the week.

Oh, yeah, here's all the halflings I have painted to date:

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Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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I really like them. The heraldic colour combinations works really well. Really like the halfling with all the bling.

So how does a half long warband match up against the others? Are they cheap and plentiful or actually capable on the field?

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[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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I started a thread about this very topic over on the Misc. games board. The official word from the creator seems to be that racial differences can be ignored, so that every thief or man-at-arms has the same stats. It makes sense for Frostgrave, I think. You should read through the thread for a better explanation than I can give.

I also like the guy with the disco medallion a lot. He will be my captain, I think.

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Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Loving the halflings

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Cymru

Cracking Job Josh.

You've done loads since I've last been here, particularly love the Blaines and the marauder stuntbot.

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Thanks, guys. The halflings have been a blast to paint. The DZ stuff was fun as well, although they did bring my monthly average down just a bit.

Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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WTF, America? W.T.F.?

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I'm not generally a fan of female models for gaming. It's not that I dislike women or that I don't want women in my games (as players or as elements on the tabletop), but I find the way they are depicted in both wargaming and role-playing to be quite distasteful. The corset-and-boob-cups on Sisters of Battle bug the hell out of me. Remember that dude who put stripper cages on his Land Raider? Who the hell would drive that thing into battle? I dropped out of the Shieldwolf KS because the warrior women from the frozen north charge into battle with bare midriffs. And I still feel icky from looking at those renders of the slave miniatures from a couple days ago (I won't be linking anything here; you can find them on the N&R page). G-strings and bustierres, high heels and bare midriffs, stripper poles and nipples-- these things have their place, but that place isn't on the battlefield, in my opinion. That's just not the sort of game I want to play, nor the image of women that I want my son to grow up with.

So when I saw this project on Kickstarter, I decided that I had to back it.



These are the fighter, rogue, bard, and half-orc barbarian from Oathsworn miniatures. This whole set is designed as dungeon crawlers, which is why they are carrying lanterns and torches, but I figure they'll make a nice Forstgrave warband as well.



Here's the barbarian. This, I think, is the stand-out model for the set. She is the only one not carrying a torch or lantern-- maybe she makes one of the others carry it, or else she has infravision. This photo makes her skin look green, but it's more of an ocher in real life. I had trouble deciding on her skin tone, and GIS was no help at all. A search for "half-orc" results mostly in images of Hulk-like naked musclemen/women with very minimal armor, along with at least one photomanip of Megan Fox. In the end, I just went with earthtones befitting a barbarian-type. Note the bedroll and coil of rope. I suspect she has some iron rations in one of those pouches.



The bard is wearing more armor than you usually see a bard wearing. In fact, GIS results for "female bard" give a lot of results like I complained about above. I think her dark skin turned out pretty well, as did her braids. I swear that I painted her eyes, but they don't really show in this photo. I'm not sure I like how the torch turned out, so I may go back and redo it when I get to that stage on the next set of heroine models. Note the bedroll and coil of rope under the lute.



The fighter here has a really big sword with no scabbard, a crossbow, and a Howling Griffon on her shield. I used Vallejo Dark Flesh for her face, trying for an Indian/Pakistani skin tone. I was going to try some OSL on the lantern and face, but I liked how the warm yellow looked well enough to stop there. After all, how brightly can a candle burn? Once again, note the bedroll and rope.



Finally, the rogue. I gave her caucasian skin tones and mousy blond hair, as well as a dimly-glowing lantern like the fighter. This model has an empty scabbard for the short sword she is holding. Again, note the rope. These adventurers are ready to swing over any gap or lasso any kobold. None of them, however, have a ten-foot pole.

I really, really enjoyed painting these models. Nary an exposed belly button or boob among them, and they still look like women. This is the internet, so I can get skin anytime I want, but next time I pull out the dungeon set, I'm taking these ladies.





Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Nice work on the halflings, I especially like the halfling noble.

Brilliant work on the adventuring ladies too, some top work there.

EDC
   
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Thanks. They really are nice models, which is half the battle.

Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Australia

I think these are some of your best work. The rogue in particular really pops. Well done.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Thanks, Archer. That's some high praise. Hopefully I can live up to it with the next set.

Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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I saw your post headline and the last post and immediately though you had some Otherworld minis. Uhm, these http://otherworldminiatures.co.uk/shop/dab-series-dungeon-adventurers-boxed-sets/dab3-female-characters-12/ There is a similarity in style. Otherworld has lots of cool stuff. Not readily available in the US as far as I know.

I like the lanterns. A good dungeon-crawl accessory. And the painting. Nice work on that.

Not so much wearing the sensible shoes as Boots, high, hard. Or Boots, high, soft. It's a D&D reference. (From the original D&D.)


 
   
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Thanks for the link. Those are pretty nifty models.

If these are old-school D&D characters, they must have at least ten flasks of oil in the backpacks.

Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Plus, of course, 50 feet of rope and a 10 foot pole!

   
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Don't forget the iron spikes to keep the doors from closing behind you.

Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Those are cool models, and your paint job really showed them some love.


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Those are awesome paint jobs on your Oathsworn minis! I haven't got to mine :( I love the models they're really great, and quite small with a lot of detail (not the epic GW proportions).

Still laughing about the D&D comments too... omg, many an adventuring was started with exactly that list of items. And Iron Rations. Don't forget Iron rations lol

   
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Ellicott City, MD

Love 'em! Especially the rouge. Very nicely done.

Valete,

JohnS

Valete,

JohnS

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 cygnnus wrote:
Love 'em! Especially the rouge. Very nicely done.

Valete,

JohnS


Thanks, dude. I'm a little surprised that the half-orc hasn't gotten more love. I think she's the coolest figure in this set.

Speaking of which, here are some more:


This is the elf ranger. Inspired by the Lothlorien wood elves from the films, I went with greys and greens for her dominant colors. Her bracers and the accents on her sword are gold, but the lighting in this photo make them look muddy. Some day I'll figure out how to take good photos at home. Note the coil of rope.



This is the human wizard. I figure she's using the magelight to compensate for her not-very-bright lantern. Once again, notice the rope.



You can tell this one is a cleric because she has a mace instead of a sword. I don't know why her face is out of focus. Maybe her god is protecting her soul so that the camera can't steal it? It's hard to see, but she also has some rope, on her left side.



Here's the first and only dwarf in the set. I'm not really a fan of this model, mostly because she doesn't really have any visual signifiers of dwarfiness, so she's essentially just a short human. This one has no light source, I assume because dwarfs can see underground, but she has a magnificently huge rope coil on her belt.



A halfling rogue. I painted her in the same colors as the halflings I posted in September, although she doesn't fit with them stylistically. She has a lot of daggers and, of course, a coil of rope.



Finally, a forest gnome archer. I wasn't (and am still not) familiar with gnomes as a PC race, but I figured "forest" meant "green." It's hard to tell, even in person, but her skin is a greyish-green while her hair is yellow-green. You can't see it in these photos, but she also has rope.

Last, a group shot:


This was a fun set of models to paint. I still have two or three that don't quite fit thematically (one pregnant villager, a dragonborn wizard, and a nest full of monster eggs), but for now I'm calling them done. As you may have noticed, every model is carrying rope-- they must have half a mile between them-- which just feels ludicrous to me. Maybe they are Wonder Woman fans? Next up, five models from the Sensible Shoes 2 kickstater. Watch this space.

Now showing Chaos Centaurs and Tiger Corps from Mars Attacks!


Painting Total as of 5/27/2020: 94 plus two mechs

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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Nice job on all the Oathsworn minis!

It is kinda sad that their sensible attire makes them so unusual.

   
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Those gals are indeed wearing sensible dungeon crawl shoes! not a single stiletto to be found, amazing!

Nice paint work btw!

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