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Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

Thanks the paint scheme will be replicated but altered on all of the thanatar.

He’s a pretty big fella. Bigger than a dreadnought and smaller than a knight.
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Long-Range Black Templar Land Speeder Pilot






London

Nice to see a thanatar at work - they are such a rare sight.

Love the work on the epic models - the pace of change in the 3d printer space is awesome, and the tech has come such a long way since it was first displayed on Dakka (where it was quite frankly useless). Your output is better than some of the GW stuff of yesteryear



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Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

Thanks IGtR=, I really dig the aesthetics of the mechanicum range and especially the thanatars. I’ve got 4 more to build and paint up.

Reference the epic models. I merely printed them. I haven’t got the skills required to do the rendering and what not. But you’re right 3D printing has come on leaps and bounds. That’s why I decided to jump on and get one.

Cheers for the kind words.

   
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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

This week I have largely just been trying to improve my ability to paint human flesh. I’ve been doing this on two different versions of Spanish conquistador heads. I’ve never managed to get human flesh particularly well. I’ve got a lot of these heads I think about 100 in total. I’ll be using these on the fireforge fantasy range when they’re delivered hopefully in April/ May time.

I’ve also done a few fantasy humans. More of these guys to come
Hopefully you’ve got some thoughts?
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Made in de
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

Good evening fine folk!

Today I have been finishing off some fantasy heroes I’ve had for about 5years in a bits box. The two ladies and noble on foot are from hasslefree Miniatures. I had a lot of fun with the noble/ bodyguard. Just really quite characterful as I’ve come to expect from the hasslefree line. The two female knights where ok to paint. I didn’t really have any great feelings towards them. Just knew they had to be done.

The mounted knight is a currently a mix of models from GW. The green knight horse with a Kislev lancer on top. He’s the only mounted hero I could find with a suitable pose at the moment. This may change when I get my order fireforge.

Hope you guys are liking my fantasy offerings, thoughts, comments?
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Made in de
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

Ha, very little love for the fantasy? Oh well, persistence always pays off right?

I’ve been fumbling around with some shields this afternoon. They’re going on my peasants which are MOM miniature. They’re a little rough casting, but for the price of the Miniatures I’m not fussed. They also kind of suit it for being peasants. I used painting maskers tape to create the designs. I had a few bits of paint peel off, tried to hide this with showing the bare wood behind the design, hopefully this has worked? Thoughts?

Enough of my waffle shields.

Thoughts and comments?
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Made in de
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

Bit more work on the peasants today. 20 down. 20 to go. Need to make a banner still, don’t know what I’ll make that out of, will have to have a look for a raggedy looking thing.

I am really enjoying how they’re coming together and looking like a formed body of men. Glad I’ve used various designs on the shields I think they give it that men at arms feeling.

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed the update, plenty more to come from the peasants!
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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I am always here for peasants! The shields are nice and they look tough and worn but ready.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

Thank you very much, I completed another 7 this evening. The ones which were wip in the photos above. Only got another 15 to push through. Then I’ll have to find some other minis to finish up.

They are very rough and ready. I think that sums up my painting style. Haha.

   
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[DCM]
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






I don't know about 'rough and ready': you've got good technical skills (staying within the lines, as it were- nice clean coverage), a nice eye for color and good transition between armor/metals and cloth. Overall, very nice table-ready work and a bit above, in my opinion. The shields are very well done and add an element of unity across the more muted colors of the clothing and armor. I very much enjoy dropping in to see what you've got up to!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Made in au
Death-Dealing Ultramarine Devastator





Australia

I've found getting a good skin tone hard as well, but there are some great guides out there

 
   
Made in de
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

@meer_Cat. Thank you very much! Some truly inspirational words. I’m glad you like the shields, they’ve easily been my most enjoyable aspect of the models.

@zahnib. Any references? I think I prefer written instructions. As I’ve watched YouTube videos and I can’t focus in between the video and painting my Miniatures.


Sunday’s antics, started another 14 peasants to add to the other 25, should of been 15. But I couldn’t find it. It showed up when I was about 60% of the way through painting. I was livid. Haha.

So I did a banner today using some transfer paper. I did also do some fleur de lises to add to the shields but sadly they didn’t work. The banner isn’t complete yet. In fact only the front rank have shields so far. But I thought I’d put them up and hopefully get some feedback.



Much appreciated,
Howie
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Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I'm enjoying your recent work with fantasy minis. I agree about the shields. Nice force of infantry

   
Made in au
Death-Dealing Ultramarine Devastator





Australia

Argh, yeah unfortunately pretty much all the guides I'm thinking of are videos. I like to make written instructions for myself from the videos, I find that gets the steps into my head and then if I do need to check a step I've got it written down. I quite like the outcome of this video

 
   
Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

So as my mind is a whirling mess of hobby ideas. I have once again changed direction. I’ve moved on to some undead grave guard. I think I’ll be using the undying legion rules as I don’t want vamps. I just want a barrow legion of lots of skeletons babbling forward. So these are some models that I actually cast from resin from the old 6th edition? grave guard models. Still not finished but there far enough along that I thought I could take a photo.
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Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Nice casts Is this for Age of Sigmar, an older Warhammer Fantasy, or something else?

   
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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

Hi Syro,

These are for Warhammer Fantasy 8th and 6th edition and also for the 9th age. The actual casting of the models is pretty poor, I’ve had to use plastic skeleton weapons as the resin didn’t take to the mould to kindly. But i used this to my advantage and now they have more variety.

I’ve also found some more and even 10 or so of the dead ironbreaker from Rickter Krueger’s unit. I’ll get a photo of them up when I’m further along with them.

Thanks for the kind words and interest!

   
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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

I’ve currently done 42 grave guard with the mix in of dwarfs. I’ve got another 6 dwarfs to paint. They don’t go in with grave guard batch painting as they’re very different paint wise. All armour and very little cloth. Very little bone in fact. I’ve also still got to do the command group for the unit.

I was initially going to keep them in the paint scheme they came with because I’m lazy. But hen as I’m painting the grave guard I’m enjoying them so I thought I may as well update the command group and BSB to match th unit.
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Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

Not a great deal of traction to be honest. I’ve just been on holiday and I’m moving house and country on Friday so things have been progressing slowly. I havent got any human infantry left to paint or undead so I moved on to some recently purchased dark elves.

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I was tossing up the idea of painting them with a blue hue to the skin. But after seeing my skills in action I chose to do a more regular pale elf skin.

Finding the actual war machine the hardest thing to paint.

Hope you enjoy,
Thanks.

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Near Jupiter.

Nice work man looks great, i love them models.

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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Excellent stuff amazed with the detail from the 3d painter on the Epic stuff and who made those humans? Good work on the fantasy stuff and nice to see some Undead who aren't Human!

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

It's good to see you back on, you've been understandably busy

   
Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

@Stormatious thanks the models are great. Helps, as I like them so I want to paint them.

@Llamahead Yeah I too was pleasantly surprised with the 3D printer. It is a steep learning curve and for someone who is lazy like myself it can be a proper choir to clean but I’d recommend them. The humans are MOM miniatures. Again I love the figures. They’re only three pieces, so relatively easy to put together, but there’s a lot of prep work before painting.

@Syro, thanks I’ve now been living in my flat now for just over a week so there is progress on the painting and modelling table.

Warhammer characters, left to right
Dark elf noble
Merchant Prince
Human/ bretonnian knight
Damsel

I’m just rattling off stuff while I’m waiting for my kickstarter to come in.
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Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

Good evening all, no bites for the characters. I’m looking st some YouTube videos to try and improve the faces before I touch that merchant prince. I believe him to be far to fancy for my kak handed approach at the moment.

I’ve got these shields from gripping beasts and the transfers are from little big men studios. Now I’ve used these before but I’m still not entirely happy with my application.

The Shields are for my Bretonnia/ Dogs of war men at arms models which will be equipped with swords/ Spears/ Halberds, Well when they arrive. I think I prefer the red ones as the colour match I’ve done with the paint where the transfers don’t lap round is better.

Thanks for looking!
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Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

Good evening gentle folk!

I have worrying news from abroad. A master necromancer awakes!

Having seen the AOS night haunt range it really struck a chord deep within me of skellies and ghosts rampaging theoufh the lands. Thus this new army was created. I’ll be using the undead legion rules to make this army taking full advantage of a mix of Khemri and VC units.

The skellies themselves are from warlord games and are the repurposed war games factory skeletons. They were relatively painless to put together, the price was generous enough to persuade me into getting 180 of the little buggers. I’ve put together the first box of 90 so far.

Well I hope you enjoy the next project.
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Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

Little bit of colour on one of the banshees. I've used the GW nighthaunt paints. I enjoyed how easy they were to use. But I ask myself if I could have done better using traditional methods like paint it the old fashioned way. Haha

Hope you enjoy her. Any thoughts or ideas on how to improve it?
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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I like that green, kind of creepy looking and it outlines the facial features well!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in be
Confident Halberdier





Antwerp

Those shields look amazing. Very nice work on the conquistador heads, you managed to get a nice skin tone. That banner bearer is cool as well.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

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Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

@amazingturtles. Thanks, it's a wash so it brings out the skull quite well.

@Flapjack. Thanks I enjoy doing shields for whatever reason I think they can really add value to otherwise plain models. I'll be doing similar banners in the future for sure, watch this space.

This evening I've been updating some old school skeletons. These were before my time I think. The oldest skeletons I remember where of similar design but had metal command bits and the round shields and the emblems you stuck on. I bought these on eBay for about £20 for the unit and have rebased them and just washed them as they'd been sprayed or painted really heavily.



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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





United Kingdom

Saturday was spent painting and basing a unit of 24 warlord games skeletons. I've switched the shields for some others which though larger than I initially thought I prefer over the ancient ones.

I'm going to a tournament on the 8th of june. While I was submitting my ogre army list, I had a thought of taking my undead. Critically, I only have 50 skellies painted for the army which starts out with 107 and then raises more.

So an entire army in 2weeks seems do able right?

Here's my start anyways!
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