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Offline Catullus

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Greek myth project
« on: April 22, 2018, 04:50:06 PM »
I started a ‘Greek myth’ project a while ago. It’s currently on hold but I thought I might as well start a thread to show the the work I did up to that point. Perhaps it will inspire me to continue!

Anyhoo, first up is a bunch of GW beastmen from eBay converted into satyrs:





The full step by step is here: http://nerdlard.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/satyrs.html

Next, some skeletons. These were originally from the classic ’Skeleton Horde’ box set. Stripped and repainted twenty-five years later, they finally look like how my early teen self wanted to paint them!





The full step by step is here: http://nerdlard.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/roll-dem-bones.html

I’ll add more pictures as I sort through them.
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Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 04:51:25 PM »
Great painting on those  8)

Offline Catullus

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 04:54:45 PM »
Thanks! I really enjoyed bringing those skeletons back to life. The Skeleton Horde set will always be my favourite miniatures.

Offline Corso

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 07:12:19 PM »
Great painting  :-*

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 07:58:43 PM »
I really like those Satyrs  :), never thought to use the old GW Ungors  :o , but some times good ideas are too close to see  lol

Thanks for sharing
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Offline Unlucky General

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 08:33:45 AM »
Beautiful work. Really looking forward to watching this evolve.

Offline Mason

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 11:21:10 AM »
They have come out very well indeed.
 :-* :-*

I did the very same thing, using old Beastmen and Skellies from my fantasy collection as an easy start on the Greek bandwagon.
I am currently doing the same with my Norse.
Great minds, eh?
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« Last Edit: April 23, 2018, 06:01:09 PM by Mason »

Offline 3 fingers

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2018, 04:46:49 PM »
Love those satyrs , think I got some foundry ones in the loft and if I remember rightly they are very dainty looking?

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2018, 04:56:03 PM »
Cracking job on those Ungor :-*

Offline Too Bo Coo

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 07:19:13 PM »
Very very nice!
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Offline Catullus

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2018, 12:23:53 AM »
Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

3 fingers – I think 'dainty' is the right word for the Foundry satyrs! I was very tempted by them but the 'Harryhausen' looks of the GW miniatures won out.

Next up, it’s a set of Victrix Hoplites:



Is it just me or does that bloke in the middle look like Matthew Kelly?

For anybody who is interested, there is a step-by-step on my blog: http://nerdlard.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/hoplites.html

More to follow soon, when I sort out some new pictures.

Offline Colonel Tubby

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2018, 09:22:38 AM »
My first thought was the more heroic Russell Crowe a few centuries earlier than Gladiator, now all I can see is Matthew Kelly!

Anyway, those Hoplites are really nice! love the shield on the left!
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Offline Andym

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2018, 09:45:53 AM »
I've managed to miss your first posting! The skeleton horde box. Ah, the days when you got a full army in a box. Bone chariot and all!
Great work! :-*

Offline 3 fingers

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2018, 09:48:06 AM »
Oh god now that’s all I can see curse you 80s tv  lol
I was bit shocked when I opened up my parcel an the satyrs fell out they are like beastmen children  o_o

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Re: Greek myth project
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2018, 11:00:26 AM »
Wonderful new additions.
 :-* :-*

Matthew Kelly?
Better than him looking like Grace Kelly!
 ;)