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Made in au
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Hiya all

I used to keep a somewhat sporadically updated plog on the Mantic Forums, but as it slowly dwindled and ultimately died altogether, have been thinking about starting another up elsewhere. Which is why I am here.....

Will update with my ongoing projects, of which there are several going on at any one time. Plus, to fill in any pauses will stick pics up old projects that have been completed and shelved. My painting is fairly basic, although things usually turn out looking roughly how I had hoped am happy to take on suggestions.

Also any suggestions on photography, picture size etc are appreciated.

I have three different kickstarters winging their way to me this year, so this seems a good place to post progress updates as I work through those!

First updates will be in the next post, so this one can instead have a picture of my cat (eventually...can't post pics in my first post apparently!)



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Made in au
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So, first update. On a whim, and because it was on sale over Christmas, I grabbed the Sylvaneth Starter box. Painted up below, with some of the Mantic Tree Herders which I had sitting around from an old Kickstarter. Ultimately these guys will be allies for one of the soon to arrive kickstarters I mentioned, a hint to which is in the last pic, alongside the treeman...








   
Made in au
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Current goal is to get as many old projects finished up as possible...before new ones start dropping.

This weekend hoping to polish off my 28mm Medieval stuff. These are Byzantine infantry from Crusader Miniatures. Not bad minis, altho more on the 25mm side of things. Shields and banners are from Little Big Men Studios, who I pretty much swear by tbh.

   
Made in au
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Next lot, and more from Crusader Minuatures. These are Ancient Persians iirc, but I am using them as mercenary Armenians. Very basic minis, but the shield and banner transfers more than make up for it imo.

Should be getting some stuff in the mail next week, so will actually have some project stuff to detail.

   
Made in gb
Stabbin' Skarboy





Bedford

Good progress so far JOV, I like the Autumn leaves on the Sylvaneth, adds a nice contracting colour.

Which Kickstarters are you backed?

   
Made in au
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Cheers!

Since I have been painting up Fireforge's Byzantine Auxilia today (hope to be able to show them off soon), will admit one of the Kickstarters is their Forgotten World one. Have a Northmen army heading my way in the nearish future.

Gonna keep the other two kickstarters something of a surprise though
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Nice looking tree peoples, I have been tempted by purchasing that starter so many times, but I still blame GW for blowing up the old world so I will not play AOS. Though I have been looking at redoing my KoW army.....

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 us
Longtime Dakkanaut






The Sylvaneth do look quite cool. As mentioned, the autumn leaves really add to the look. The white blade with the blue inlay is a great detail.
   
Made in au
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Cheers guys.

The Fireforge Byzantine Auxiliaries are done, minus the heavy archers. They are, again, pretty basic minis and I tried to get them painted up the quickest method possible, which I think worked out pretty well.



All the better, too, since my next project turned up in the mail, and its love at first sight

These are Vanguard 6mm Novan Winter infatry. Pretty much ordered on a whim, and in the flesh they are so much better than I ever expected.



Pictured next to a Victorian Minuatures dude for scale



I am going to try and paint them up in a similar blue scheme, albeit a bit more subdued. I also have some different minis coming from a company called Trolls under the Bridge. Dunno what they will be like, but perhaps they will mix well with these? Either way, am very happy with these Vanguard minis. Only have infantry so far, but will definitely be going back for some the cavalry and vehicles next. On which, if anyone has any suggestions on what I could use for terrain on 6mm basis, i.e. rubble etc, I'd be happy to take suggestions.
   
Made in au
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First stand done. Buggers are hard to photograph well



   
Made in au
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Steady progress on the little dudes. Nearly a full platoon done.

They are difficult to photo, but are turning out pretty well imo. The issue I've had with this scale in the past is that its often difficult to make out the detail. No worries about that with these.



   
Made in au
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Trolls under the Bridge minis turned up and.....they are pretty good! The photos on their website aren't the best, but in the flesh they are pretty crisp. Bit more cleanup work required than the Vanguard miniatures, but the two are a good fit. I won't mix them in the same unit, but in the same army they'll work well.

Also grabbed some guns and a, er, "not" Chimera, which also look pretty good!

Trolls under the bridge on the left here

   
Made in au
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My first ever 6mm vehicle, the, er, not-Chimera.

Quite chuffed how it came out! Still needs a base mind.





   
Made in au
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More updates.

Tried my hand at greenstuffing a sandbag wall for some of the mortar's. Seems to come out alright



Platoon command



And the first platoon finished



Still got some bits left over to paint up as support, siege engineers and whatnot. In the meantime reinforcements are on their way! Enough to build another platoon, plus a little bit of heavy support
   
Made in au
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Something a little different whilst I await reinforcements to arrive. These massive chunks of resin are a variety of field entrenchments to go with my fairly large Japanese Second World War army. Will start working on the two bunkers first, on the grounds that they ought to be the easiest...

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Made in au
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Bunker was pretty easy to knock together. Pictured next to an infantryman for scale.

   
Made in au
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First of the reinforcements painted up

   
 
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