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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2010, 07:33:38 PM »
These guys have not received much love lately. I need to put transfers on the shields. And, perhaps, paint their equites. They are generally useless, but you always need a cavalry wing to look flash.





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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2010, 11:20:35 PM »
Ah roman cavalry, so very flash yet so very rubbish...


We really will have to have a game some time (over Xmas?)

Late republic vs early imperial

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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2010, 10:08:11 AM »
I personally wonder how the Roman Equites class was not wiped out every generation. One Gallic Cavalry charge and the entire order is annihilated, it seems.
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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2010, 02:38:47 PM »
Equitarse more like.
Wanna see soen REAL cavalry?
Look at this...

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2711871/GRUNWALD-GAME.pdf
(takes about 10 seconds to load up)

Photos from the Grunwald Game me and the lads put on at Recon this year.

All 10mm figures from Kalistra, on 15mm scale bases.
Painted by me, Robin M and Chris J.
Terrain & buildings by Steve K.
 

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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2011, 08:13:11 PM »
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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2011, 06:25:13 AM »
Here is Warlord Scabscar, my character in the latest campaign (Ant and DamoB are 'in there' with me) ...



Here is his Bonebreaker painted but not yet based:



And here is the warlord riding atop the beast:





There is a warpstone powered stinger arm on the platform. I like the idea of Scabscar pushing the lever to send stinging energy to scald his foes in battle. (It also helps explain why this beast has 5 attacks).

And here is how I built it:








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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2011, 12:47:00 AM »
here's mine

bet you can't guess what paints i use  :P

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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2011, 01:21:10 PM »
Nice. I look at it and I think ... ginger. Oh, and he's gonna hurt someone waving his spear around like that.

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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2011, 11:55:05 PM »
I wanted a Skaven Warp Lightning Cannon that looked like it could move (move stat of 5, I believe). So I was not so keen on the new official model, and I went looking for a possible alternative. Then I found an airfix model of an 1804 steam loco (Richard Trevithick's). "And it was good." (I said, in my head.)

Several minutes later I began building ...



Then I realised I could use the process of building/painting, well before complete, as part of the fluff for a campaign. So here is my engineer finding the dismantled machine in an underground chamber (I've omitted the story - skaven painting and hobby ain't the right place)...



Then I completed the model as it was supposed to be built - though with a much reduced fly-wheel and a somewhat reduced chimney/funnel (not sure what the proper word is)...





Then I added the rust (I think this is a necessary addition for Skaven artefacts as well as Ogre blades, yes?), and a scratch-built cannon and a platform or two for the crew and "wah lah!" - my own take on the WLC ...







Now my engineer could show it off to my warlord and grey seers in another fluff piece ..



"Very nice," said my warlord. "You've earned yourself a case of beer."

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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2011, 09:48:17 AM »
... then some skaven forum members said my warpstone was rubbish, like a green strawberry. So, being weak willed and easily bullied by my peers, I immediately added some more yellow lines to nudge it towards some level of subtlety. And I also added steering, and a chain ladder for the crew to climb aboard. (They can haul it up to stop others using it.) Finally I added some extra pipes and such to the cannon, and rusted it too, as it just didn't look right before.






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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2011, 02:16:02 PM »
like both v1 and v1.1. the warpstone is good it's warpstone it could be a giant pink elephant if it wanted too.

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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2011, 04:53:28 PM »
Here are some Paras for a WW2 skirmish game we plat at the wargames club.
28mm metal by Bolt Action Miniatures / Warlord Games.



Cheers
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PS, Players in my campaign game for next season may well get their sticky mitts on them as the little chaps are going to surrogate as my "Rangers" in the game...

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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2011, 05:16:38 PM »
They look really good YT; I like the camouflage scheme and the basing.
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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2011, 05:20:19 PM »
After fixing the figure to the base with UHU, I use a squirt of PVA, spread around the base, dip it in a mix of soil, sand and cat litter (unused), then apply dabs of PVA over that for the two types of static grass. Simples but very effective at a distance.
Going to experiment with some Rocky/Rugh Ground and Marsh terrain piecves soon, using the samer technique. River edges might also work pretty well this way too.
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Re: Pretty Models thread
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2011, 06:25:57 PM »
Well, since I simply stick some PVA on, put loads of GW sand onto the base, and then drybrush brown for victory, your method counts as excitingly advanced for me. Using two types of grass? Your words rock me, sir.
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