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Offline Vanvlak

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AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« on: March 11, 2018, 11:42:58 AM »
Here goes nothing again.
Two armies, not one (same as last time, when I finished one single model), 15mm scale.
I also have to build a board for these, and for once there's a justification; but I'll give this later thread (suspense!). I'll also need to get them done by October.

What's worse is I only have 3 items so far, and they're all rocks! And I only found two..... they're 3D prints which will be very familiar to at least one of you  :D The board will probably not have to be large - 2' x 2' or 4' x 4' at most, and the scenery will need to be movable, these rocky bits being part of said movables. ;

The troops are on the way -  bit of an unbalanced pair of forces with horrible army selection, and that too is justified by the - ah - needs of this project; I probably will be getting more, however.
As they're still in the mail, I can just show rocks for now:




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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 06:39:20 PM »
Box of stuff - loads of Persians and a few Greeks too, freshly arrived.


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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 09:52:47 PM »
That's quite a haul - I admire your ambition to get two armies ready - thumbs up!

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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 06:52:14 AM »
That's quite a haul - I admire your ambition to get two armies ready - thumbs up!
Not to mention the Kharadrons and a promised OGAM Norse warband.... although I can pretend the latter are Kharadron re-enactors.

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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 01:58:11 PM »
Nothing much to see, just a single test stand of Persian Immortals (sans shields so far), but at least I decided to go for Warmaster size bases, even though these are 15 mm rather than 10mm.



I used PVA glue as it works better with the hardboard bases.
Still trying to decide on the basing - sand and flock after painting; sand or grit before painted (i.e. it will be painted over); or just flock. I should decide on the board which goes with these of course...

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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 09:12:02 AM »
Some friends and a commander added.



Er - the ceramic tortoise is unrelated to this project... :D

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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 09:17:42 AM »

Er - the ceramic tortoise is unrelated to this project... :D

Let's hope that it doesn't symbolize the pace of the project  :)
Fortunately, is looking to the right, means the future according to the arrow of time  ;)

My first 15mm armies I painted were Minifigs Greeks and Persians, I'll follow your project with interest! Cheers!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 09:20:24 AM »
Let's hope that it doesn't symbolize the pace of the project  :)
Fortunately, is looking to the right, means the future according to the arrow of time  ;)

My first 15mm armies I painted were Minifigs Greeks and Persians, I'll follow your project with interest! Cheers!
Thanks - that's a lot of interpretation!
I guess the project has its official mascot, then: the newly-named Arrow the Tortoise.
I have a deadline (probably) - 23rd September. All will be explained.  :D

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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 09:30:17 AM »
Good luck to you, the sculpts are wonderful!
Eager to see them painted!

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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 09:33:54 AM »
Good luck to you, the sculpts are wonderful!
Eager to see them painted!
They are rather nice - I still have to attach the shields incidentally.

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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2018, 10:01:17 AM »
Are you going to make embroidery on the Immortals' tunics?

I nearly took my eyes out to make paint them flowers and dots and things  o_o but 20 years before...

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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2018, 10:08:24 AM »
Are you going to make embroidery on the Immortals' tunics?

I nearly took my eyes out to make paint them flowers and dots and things  o_o but 20 years before...
The question I was dreading most.  :D
First I am going to base all the Persians - and the Greeks.
Then I am going to undercoat them.
Then basecoat.
And then - ah -  :-X

In other words, I'm procrastinating over taking that decision!

Offline DintheDin

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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2018, 10:15:15 AM »
A Greek proverb:
He who gets bored to bake, is sifting flour for five days  ;)

Patience, endurance and strong belief to your project!
May the motive force be with you!
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 11:00:55 AM by DintheDin »

Offline Vanvlak

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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2018, 10:22:53 AM »
That's a good one!  8)
I'll be quoting that at work.

Incidentally, just noticed that the tortoise has a floral pattern too...

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Re: AP2018 Vanvlak's Greeks & Persians
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2018, 07:37:03 PM »
Nil disperandum!

I suggest start with a small amount, maybe a single unit and finish them before tackling the remaining horde. They would inspire you to persevere. ;)