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Druid Warder





Yep, there is more to fantasy than Hordes, and I am interested in too many things to keep count of. The Circle will always be a separate project, and maybe bigger scale skirmishes too, but all the rest will go into this thread, so if You are interested in weird beastmen from multitude of manufacturers and systems - welcome!

I'll start with Alkemy, almost forgotten but recently kickstarted to a smaller scale skirmish. New resin range (in these photos, Escapee) is arguably better than previous offerings, but still have some problems - it is thin, small and brittle! Handle with extreme care, everyone!





Wonder if these will see more use in Frostgrave and RPG than Alkemy... Probably, much more use!



(Edited to make tags work...)

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2017/02/26 20:37:01


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2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

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Krazed Killa Kan





New York City

It's very strange seeing a tiger in a t-shirt, but the paintjobs look nice.

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Druid Warder





 Warboss_Waaazag wrote:
It's very strange seeing a tiger in a t-shirt, but the paintjobs look nice.


Trust me, it happens with all fashions of beastmen more frequently than some think, and then it quickly gets mundane and uninteresting.

OK, so, moving forward, this time to archers and diplomats. My first naga-like in a long time, tried not to fail too hard. Reasonably good casts, but very brittle, precluding cleaning of some details. It already lost a finger...





Nagas are useful for anything from summoned creatures to monsters to characters! Feline archers... not so much, but OK. Kadjits, my tail...



Now, next should come some real monsters!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
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Druid Warder





Time for some Kings of War stuff. Miniatures are from Eden (Tsar, left) and Hell Dorado (Jaws of the Deep, right). Tsar is... a sad beast. His rear needed lots of greenstuff, his spikes were gone, his snout had to be straightened, not even mentioning his hand-paws and dog-like genitalia sculptor felt were needed for this miniature. Never again will I have anything to do with that line. Jaws, on the other hand, was much better. Well cast and sculpted (perhaps in one part too much) it suffered from slightly wonky mould. Its legs that came separately from the main body had really miscast peg-and-hole, needing some effort with file and resin. Alloy was very hard, adding to the time, but otherwise OK to work with. Bases made from thin cork, painted with various sand effect acrylics. Overall, I guess, it's fit for tabletop?




And a "preview" of the entire stampede unit -



Next is either a beastlord or some really silly stuff. As weather warms, time for glue and resin approaches!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
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Dakka Veteran





Central Valley, California

These minis have a lot of character. I look forward to more.

~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
Dust 1947 * Warhammer 40K * Battle Valor Fantasy * Warcry * Star Breach * LoTR SBG * Chain of Command * Mythos * Warmaster 10mm
 
   
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Druid Warder





And more will definitely come. I am currently unable to "batch-paint", so it will be one miniature at a time, though. This week I've started basecoating my future beastlord and since it is taking way too much time, finished this little fellow. This is a minstrel from Mantics Kings of War kickstarter, representing Ronnie himself? I am not sure of this, but he was very fun and fast to paint., even though not without errors. Single piece miniature, well sculpted but almost miserably cast - a big mould slip runs over his left wrist almost up to the face. Little way to repair even with greenstuff at my skill. Put him on a round base to use in RPGs and skirmishes, my KoW units already have all music they neet for theur ears, yea!



Always wanted to try making a coat in the theme of rabbit of the Wonderland!



Now, that beastlord is starting to growl at me from the back of the painting rack...

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







That fellow is plenty jolly. : )
   
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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit






Across the Rubicon

I must resist...

"They're Ggrrrreat!"

   
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Druid Warder





Finally, the beastlord! I've meant to build and pain 'im for so long I actually forgot where he is from. The entire wreck that was End Times came and went into AoS with him still locked in a nameless blister, me having to make do with a twin HW beastlord alone. But no longer!

OK, so the sculpting, casting and all is typical French. Excellent sculpture, not too difficult to clean and assemble (contact surfaces for arms were significantly off, but nothing a bit of smoothed greenstuff can't help. Cast in that same awfully smelly PU resin as more recent Alkemy, reasonably sharp features and thankfully not eager to break at every tumble. No bubbles at all, but a slightly malformed muzzle, as if something like saw dust fell into the resin mix. Painting fun but longish and the result is here.



Two more views.. but none from the butt-side, because that makes it too obvious his tail protrudes straight through his pants/trousers with no apparent hole! I've considered fixing this, but failed at the design stage. :(



Should I call him Silvermane? Hm... Anyway, what next - I do not know. Grifon-riding lady-knight from Titan forge will take a month or so at my current speed and all the rest are at too early stages of painting to be finished in a week.

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
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Druid Warder





Nothing finished indeed. Not much painting, but some rebuilding instead. I've got some horse bits from GW kits, mostly elvish - heads, bodies (some damaged) plus a few riders from the glade rider kit. Just enough to make 4 complete miniatures. Two will go to the "river glade detachment", two will become "characters" in case I decide to have an elven ambush scenario. After close inspection there was one complete glade rider horse, two had to be sculpted from putty and sprue bits and one had to be "moderately fixed" - new tail and leg as well as a "foreign head"...



Next - some Burrows and Badgers! Finally...

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Druid Warder





What can I say? Oathsworn produces excellent miniatures, although in case of Burrows and Badgers in a scale of their own, not really compatible with other ranges. Unique sculpts, excellent casting with only a few quirks, single-piece (!!!) metals, what to add? Of these two only the ferret had anything to fix - his side had a weird double-mark from recasting mould slip, going across his tunic and up to the bottle. The fennec fox was excellent straight from the bag, even an air pipe entry at the end of his tail looking as a natural part of the miniature!


I think I'll stay with these guys a bit longer, dedicating next week to badgers. Elves taking more time in preparation...

Painting progress tracker:
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Druid Warder





As promised, its badger time! Yep, I'm in love with miniatures from Oathsworn. Great sculptor with competent caster - what else to want? Miniature range is expanding, each of three KSes to date providing a new badger sculpt, so I've decided to paint them all together. Good casts, very clean, except a single weird thing - one pauldron has a mouldline running deeper than the surrounding surface. Filing down would have removed too much metal, filling with greenstuff would not be very clean unless, again,covering almost entire detail surface, so I've left it as is. So, one Army Painter undercoat and some AV layers later...

Most likely not the top of my abilities, but close. Black fur is the pain in all parts of the body as is mixing of many small details of different material. Brigand badger is the oldest of three sculpts, providing plenty of rather flat space to practice leather or iron effects. In contrast, the latest badger knight has so many busy things goin' on... leather, solid armour, scalemail, pouches and belts, clothing... Largish scale saves the day, to a certain extent.

Enough ranting, it was a great week. Next one should see elven riders finished. Oh, and the same badgers on a brighter background too -

Till next week...

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Druid Warder





So, elves... Not much to add to what was said previously. From bits and pieces and putty arise.. four elven riders, two to complement my, ahem, glade swimmers and two more to use as characters. My camera is not really cooperating (again), so the color is slightly off, not that anything can ruin this half-assed paintwork (and misaligned photos too!).


And a look at the complete detachment -



I'd guess these are the least useful miniatures I've painted! Zero idea where to use them, unless in some combat-oriented RPG episode... Next - something almost equally useless, Sphere wars. Or Sci-Fi, I haven't decided yet.

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Pious Palatine






Cool badgers. I really like the armoured one.

EDC
   
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Druid Warder





 evildrcheese wrote:
Cool badgers. I really like the armoured one.

EDC

Well, I do like her, but maybe... there were too many details. Thanks!

So, the Sphere wars. A very mixed bag of a game that is. Cool models and mismatched rules, awful marketing and lackluster kickstarter. Or was it an iGoGo campaign? I don't remember. Anyway, for me it is one of these old forgotten gems. Not on the scale of Confrontation, but really close. Miniatures are soft metal, some of them darkening quickly after being cleaned/filed. Not the best fit of parts, but at least everything is keyed so with a bit of pinning and greenstuff miniatures can be assembled without undue frustration. Painting is straightforward, nothing to complain about except meself.



I've tried not to overdo with wash, as is my usual fault, maybe I've succeeded, maybe not. This lynx was fun to paint and at least currently he is making me a little bit happier when I look at him.

And a headshot -



I've finally took out of the forgotten pile yet another griffon, this time a GW one, from the Isle of Blood set. As You can see, he is lacking his rider, thus I'll have to fix that damage, refeathering void spaces. Unless something improbable happens and I crank my skill to over 11, this will be a long process. In the mean time - back to Infinity, I think...


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Griffon got his feathers, gained a bit of weight, but now I want to make him a helmet or hood! It's a feature creep, I'm telling ya!

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It's time to get back to fantasy side. Griffon is going to wait a good deal, so this mont it will be Alkemy! Some more Naashti, including their alchemist, are primed and ready for the paint!


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Druid Warder





Finally some finished figures! Naashti constructs were Kickstarter-funded figures. Interesting design, the usual bad PU, some fiddly joints (seriously, it's stone snakes - how hard is to cast flat contact surfaces?). This frustration has spilled into the painting stage, unfortunately. I should have done better, but they are done now.




Still a lot of them to paint and, unfortunately, to build too...


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Druid Warder





Lying down with uncertain sickness at the beginning of a real summer - terrible stat eof things. Nothing finished but some minimal progress here...

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Druid Warder





I'm done with this cobra. Not going to repeat what is already said about Alkemy at its present state. Good, but not anything beyond that. My painting, on the other hand, is getting worse.

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Druid Warder





And this month batch is finished. Two more Naashti for Aolkemy, alchemist (caster) and swordfighter. Everything said in previous posts holds true in this case with an extra detail - alchemists cape was actually miscast and should have been replaced, but I've chose a quicker way of building damaged part with putty. Otherwise, these were good. Picture spam...





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Nuremberg

The cheetah woman and the dude with the huge cobra hood are awesome. Loving the weird and wonder minis on show here

   
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Druid Warder





 Da Boss wrote:
The cheetah woman and the dude with the huge cobra hood are awesome. Loving the weird and wonder minis on show here


There will be more, more as quantity and more as weirdness goes. That I promise! Thanks for comment, Da Boss!

The first half of 2017 was good, let's see what the second one brings! Alkemy is on track to 10 minis per year with only one remaining, but I'll extend that pledge to 3 more. I hope this is doable. Kings of War and random things - one left, but two is rather likely. Badgers and Burrows... I will try to do the remaining five in five coming weeks. Weather and health permitting, of course!

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Druid Warder





Ohm Milady de Vixen... here You come. I like BnB rules, but she is perfect with En Garde! rules from Osprey. Poisoned dagger and beguiling - perfect combination! very good sculpting, not so much - casting. I've no idea how to split mould for such a complex miniature in a better way, but as it is, mould line and a slight mould slip edge run across her dress, making any repairs next to impossible. I may bitch and moan (SM), but this is the miniature I've had lots of fun with while painting, am fairly satisfied with the result and look forward putting on a gaming table!




Alt views, if needed or wanted...


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Oathsworn has just finished another kickstater - and a very successful one. And I am continuing with miniatures from their earlier endeavors. Two bunnies and a fox, and a fox is clearly outflanked! Very fun to paint, I am trying new recipe for doing less crazy eyes...



And a rear view...



One hare knight is left to be done for this year pledge. Hopefully, next week!

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Druid Warder





One-eyed knight of a hare... And that concludes what was set as a 2017 target for Badgers-n-burrows. It was asking for two-colour paint with wash, but I've tried to do a bit more than that. Tried to coat shiny armour with even shinier lacquer, somewhat succeeding. Lots of fun in process, kudos to Oathsworn!




Next - I should probably sit and do something about griffins. Lots and lots of feathers...

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Druid Warder





Griffons are stalled. No idea about the colour scheme for a long time. Meanwhile I've decided to return to green stuff. Let the jack-assing begin!



Maybe I'll even finish it in a month... not.

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Full month without posts, most of it without PC as well. Oh, this happens and that comes to pass. Very little painting in that time, but hopefully life is slowly turning back on track, so... a vey small update, I am currently working in parallel on that jackass and a much smaller lynx viking.



No promises!

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Slow progress is continuing. Maybe by the end of the month they will take a better shape to judge the final outcome. Definitely not to be finished this year, but hopefully next spring they will be cast... in something. Spoilered due to a full frontal nudity...

Spoiler:


No painting in a long time, sadly. :(

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Hopefully their bodies will be finished this week, but hopes fade quicker than greenstuff is curing, so - not more than hopefully. And even then there is a question of their arms, hands and, well, arms. Lynx may not have options, so just an axe and a board, but maybe I'll add another axe in exchange for a shield. It is still mildly NSFW, hence spoiler...

Spoiler:


In other news: I've caught a bit of good weather and briefly returned to assembling stuff. Something for Alkemy, something for Sci-fi and even something for long forgotten Circle Orboros.

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