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Offline von Lucky

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Pagan Rus & Eastern Princes
« Reply #60 on: April 19, 2019, 03:56:39 AM »
Thread necromancy (bringing it back from the dead).
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Re: Koyote's SAGA Pagan Rus & Eastern Princes
« Reply #61 on: April 19, 2019, 01:03:50 PM »
Thread necromancy (bringing it back from the dead).

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Pagan Rus & Eastern Princes
« Reply #62 on: April 27, 2019, 06:41:34 PM »
Thread necromancy (bringing it back from the dead).

Glad you did, this is a great project! Love the vignettes and the excellent cavalry conversions.  Any chance they've been painted?

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Pagan Rus & Eastern Princes
« Reply #63 on: April 27, 2019, 11:06:09 PM »
Not my thread! (But will happily take the painted miniatures ;))

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Pagan Rus & Eastern Princes
« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2019, 12:27:41 AM »
Did you ever finish this project? I plan to borrow some of your ideas for my Russian Princes and Age of Magic projects



This project is still on hold.

I'm not someone who paints quickly, nor do I have large blocks of time to dedicate to painting.  Some people can knock out a warband in a week or two.  Not me. It'll take me 3-4 months to get a 50+ model warband painted.  In the past, playing in the Adepticon's SAGA tournaments is what motivated me to stick it out for those 3-4 months of painting. I painted Dark Age Irish for Adepticon 2017 and AA Britons for Adepticon 2018.

Last July I learned that I wasn't going to make it to Adepticon 2019, so without the tournament to motivate me, I set my Rus aside in favor of smaller projects linked to campaigns at my local game store (Mordheim, This is Not a Test, and Necromunda).

It's my hope is to return to Adepticon in 2020. If that happens, I'll probably get back work on my Rus this September.

I've also been waiting to see how the Victrix plastic viking kits turn out.  If they are as good renders, they may find a place in my Pagan Rus warband.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2019, 12:37:01 AM by Koyote »

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Pagan Rus & Eastern Princes
« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2019, 06:04:18 AM »
Hey! I really apply your reply, and I work much the same way myself. However, Iím not really inquiring about when your project will finish but some aspects about it.

On your Eastern Princes warlord, the first one, where did you source the horse? Had you any luck solving the Baba Yaga issue?

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Pagan Rus & Eastern Princes
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2019, 05:50:39 PM »
Hey! I really apply your reply, and I work much the same way myself. However, Iím not really inquiring about when your project will finish but some aspects about it.

On your Eastern Princes warlord, the first one, where did you source the horse? Had you any luck solving the Baba Yaga issue?
The metal, rearing horse is a Curteys miniature, sold by 1st Corps.  Before kitbashing the Gripping Arab heavy cav and Fireforge Russian kits to make my Lithuanian cavalry, I ordered metal Curteys cav that was labeled, at the time, Lithuanian mounted knights.  To that order I added a warlord, labeled at the time, as "MEC11 Late C12th-Early 13th Medieval Warlord".  Sometime between my order in May of 2018 and now, 1st Corps has reorganized and relabeled many of its minis.  The knights I ordered are no longer labeled as "Lithuanian" and I cannot find the warlord in the webstore.  If you have your heart set on that horse, I recommend that you email 1st Corps a photo of the rearing horse and ask them if the mini is still available.

I realized that I haven't yet posted a photo of my Fireforge, Richard the Lionhearted conversion.  As far as conversions go, it is very simple.  I used a hobby knife to shave the lion heraldry off the model's chest, replaced the shield, and used a bit of GS and the end of a plastic spike to make a conical helm crown.




As for Baba Yaga, I'll probably end up using the model that I made from the old Malifaux Zoraida mini.



When the Hellboy board game that I kickstarted arrived a few weeks ago, the one mini that I was the most excited to see was Baba Yaga, so when I opened the box, the first thing I did was search through the rows and rows of minis for the old witch.  Sadly, Mantic Games has divided the Hellboy kickstarter goodies into two waves, and the first wave doesn't include Baba Yaga.  Assuming that Trump's trade war with China doesn't delay Wave 2, I should have my Hellboy Baba Yaga this coming September or October.  Once I have the mini in hand, I'll decided which to use.


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Re: Koyote's SAGA Pagan Rus & Eastern Princes
« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2019, 10:46:33 PM »
Thanks for the updates! I really appreciate you taking your time to update us.

Since you have the kit, do you think the Richard model would accept a chest from the Heavy Arab set instead of the one included?

Before I tried to contact you I contacted Curseys on FB and they said the horse wasn't theirs. They showed me which current set the rider was connected to, but not the horse. I thought maybe you made a mistake and it was the Conquest horse or somewhere else. Probably not being made any longer...

I really like your cavalry and think to make some variation for a Russian Princes force, or Pagan Peoples.

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Pagan Rus & Eastern Princes
« Reply #68 on: May 20, 2019, 01:37:06 AM »
Thanks for the updates! I really appreciate you taking your time to update us.

Since you have the kit, do you think the Richard model would accept a chest from the Heavy Arab set instead of the one included?

Before I tried to contact you I contacted Curseys on FB and they said the horse wasn't theirs. They showed me which current set the rider was connected to, but not the horse. I thought maybe you made a mistake and it was the Conquest horse or somewhere else. Probably not being made any longer...

I really like your cavalry and think to make some variation for a Russian Princes force, or Pagan Peoples.
With some cutting and GS, a torso from the GB Arab cav kit should work. Please note that the Richard model is wearing a surcoat, so if you were to replace the torso with an armored torso without a surcoat, the model would be left wearing a skirt.

I searched back through my emails from a year ago. I found the order confirmation. The rearing horse is indeed Conquest Gamesí Medieval Stallion.

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Pagan Rus & Eastern Princes
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2019, 08:02:56 AM »
Oh that is a fun conversion. Would be curious to see it painted!

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Pagan Rus & Eastern Princes
« Reply #70 on: May 20, 2019, 08:45:50 PM »
Great conversion for the bab yaga !
Really great. I like it !

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Pagan Rus & Eastern Princes
« Reply #71 on: May 20, 2019, 09:20:36 PM »
With some cutting and GS, a torso from the GB Arab cav kit should work. Please note that the Richard model is wearing a surcoat, so if you were to replace the torso with an armored torso without a surcoat, the model would be left wearing a skirt.

I searched back through my emails from a year ago. I found the order confirmation. The rearing horse is indeed Conquest Gamesí Medieval Stallion.



Bravo to me! I couldn't tell perfectly but it sort of looked like the Conquest model. Nice horse!