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Pretty Models thread
« on: May 03, 2010, 11:27:29 PM »
So, I know that we have a 'cool pictures' thread, but this one could be just for nice models that you see. After all, they are more of a specialist thing to look at, so there is no need to clutter the main one up.

Feel free to upload pictures of your own models, if you think they deserve attention!

First up: a Tzeentch cruiser for BFG, painted by GaTCHa on the Port Maw forums. I love the look of this thing: both beautiful and fantastically colourful, yet brooding and evil. Makes a good statement for a Chaos cruiser, I think.






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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 09:15:30 AM »
Some of my new goblins are 'pretty', honest ...

Simple conversion to pike goblins:


Converted pirates (with pistols, cutlasses and boarding axes):


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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 08:49:31 PM »
Oh, those are really nice Padre. I like how you have made them look hilarious but vicious at the same time. I could never use a Goblin army myself, but I always liked to see them painted up.
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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 04:53:48 PM »
Once again in prep for the T&G campaign on the Warhammer Empire forum, I've been fiddling with me bits and bobs. I wanted something to represent the army baggage, the plunder obtained during a campaign in Tilea. This is what I came up with.

The wagon the Greenskins brought with them from the southern Badlands - they found it buried in the desert when they were digging to hide some stolen stuff. In a spirit of equal opportunities (Greenskins are famed for this) it was decided an orc, a goblin and a snotling should look after it.



They had to do some work on it because things kept dropping off. So they patched up the hole on one side with a shield. The three of them couldn't hitch up a brace of wolves to it, which is why they decided to pull it themselves. The snotling couldn't really reach high enough, so he rides it instead.



They've been busy looting already, having already plundered a large crate (they're really looking forward to seeing what's inside it but they want to keep it as a surprise), a chest, several barrels of wine and a large jar of olive oil. It's not exactly 'extra-virgin' however as the snotling peed in it last night.



One side of the wagon was really broken up. The crew did a really good job repairing it and now it's as good as new, if not better.


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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 07:19:35 PM »
super work  Padre.

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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 08:28:44 PM »
http://www.warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=27021.0

Here is an entire thread devoted to some of my stuff :D

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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2010, 10:28:47 AM »
Still getting ready for the T&G camapign. This is my next unit for the 'Greenskin Raiders' list:  Orcs with Crossbows.

Here they are before painting:


I used crossbows from the Empire Handgunner/Xbow box & the Free Company sprue. Just had to cut the human hands off.

Here's the rear rank (in a marching pose):


And here's the front rank:


Now here painted, but not yet based.






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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2010, 11:48:22 AM »
They will look great having huge lanes blown through them by my new Siege Cannon Top Secret Weapon...till thats finished you'll just have to live with my generals new, hand picked, bodyguard...















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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2010, 12:25:32 PM »
If I was general that's the sort of body guard I'd pick too. Still, they'll all be roasted on spits soon and served as pudding to a merry band of greenskins.

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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2010, 12:27:34 PM »
Possibly

Just not your merry band of greenskins...they will be being scraped of the points of my halberds.

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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2010, 06:09:52 PM »
Siege Cannon








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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2010, 07:48:48 PM »

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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2010, 02:57:01 PM »
Those are gorgeous models, it must be said. Though how unlucky were the cannons, if they managed to get stormed by a pikeman regiment? :(
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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2010, 10:50:48 AM »
I present my fancy shmancy new boar riders. I can use them in the T&G campaign as Black Orcs on Boars (the campaign Greenskin Raiders list allows this option) and they will look suitably bigger and tougher than my non-GW smaller boar riders.








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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2010, 04:49:47 PM »
My Carroccio kit-bash!

I wanted a carrocio that had everything the T&G Merc’ Company army list demanded (i.e.) Battle Standard, minimum of 6 crew, religious trappings and the sort of firepower that might allow equivalent of 6 handgun shots per turn. I also wanted some height so that it had a good LoS.

Here it is completed (un-crewed):



Notice that the standard is an extra fancy version of the Compagnia del Sole’s white rod and sun emblem (the simpler emblem used by the rest of the army is painted on some of the panels). Also the golden statue of Myrmidia from outside Condlumar’s palace stands at the front - I prefer this to an altar. Two torches illuminate the goddess.

Here the crew are in it (I already had these guys), including a priestess in her religious capacity (tending the statue with prayers):



There are 6 handgunners in it, 4 on the top, 2 in the ‘cage’, as well as 3 swivel guns, plus several optional spots (the red posts) for mounting them.



Bizarrely, the flag swivels (thus I could re-position it for the photos). The next shot shows into the ‘cage’ which is an iron grilled area beneath the tower platform:



Luckily two guys were just short enough to stand in there, and I love the three dimensional nature of having them tucked away inside, sticking their guns through the grate:



I built it from a variety of old scenery left-overs (castle doors and windows), plus two horses I had spare, as well as plastic model shop tubes, and the wheels and yoke from the Black Coach model (which I have had unused for nearly 3 years now).



The crossbow arm was cut with a scalpel to make the mount for the swivel guns - using the stirrup at the end of the crossbow to pass through the holes in the side of the guns.

The main body was built from lollipop sticks, with thin bits of plasticard stuck on top so that I could glue the gratings on. There was a LOT of chopping of plastic as most bits were the wrong size. Luckily the curving grate tops on the lower level match the wooden ones on the top level - because they were alternative components for the same holes in the castle scenery walls.



The only thing I bought were the swivels (model shop, model ship stuff), mainly ‘cos I couldn’t bring myself to break the ones I already have off their stands and leave my pirate army with three less!