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Author Topic: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project  (Read 7900 times)

Offline Whyarecarrots

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2018, 05:01:21 PM »
Now you have given me real food for thought, love the Targaryn colours as you say dark and sinister, perfect! The first Stark soldier looked amazing, not tbe way I envisaged them but really striking. Shall follow this thread with interest.

Thanks - I'm glad you approve :)

How did you envisage Starks looking if you don't mind me asking?

Offline Whyarecarrots

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2018, 12:30:15 AM »
I've finally plucked up the courage to paint a bit more freehand on my models!

They look a little bit off up close, but I'm overall happy with the effect:



Hiding behind the Starks is a Dondarrion spearman, shown here with an archer. They'll be joining the Royalist host as part of the remnant of Jon Connington's force from the Battle of the Bells:



Also a Karstark man at arms (a bit more simple, but it works overall I think):



Thanks for looking!

Offline HappyChappy439

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2018, 09:19:08 AM »
Great job on the freehand sigils! I like the vertical Tully trout (trout rampant?), and the contrast on the blue/red stands out nicely!

Offline Whyarecarrots

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2018, 10:14:56 AM »
Great job on the freehand sigils! I like the vertical Tully trout (trout rampant?), and the contrast on the blue/red stands out nicely!

Thanks :) I thought a slight variant on the sigil from the books (wavy blue and red lines) would be easier. And Trout Rampant sounds like a good name for a wargame!

Offline Munindk

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2018, 11:28:59 AM »
Trout Rampant: Wargaming in the Riverlands!

Any tips for doing yellow roses?

Offline Wellington Bonaparte

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2018, 12:33:49 AM »
Thanks - I'm glad you approve :)

How did you envisage Starks looking if you don't mind me asking?

My Starks are more white than grey, as per the book 'a grey dire-wolf on an ice white field', so they have white surcoats and shield. I really like the way you have done the wolf head and Tulley trout on the shields and may try to do something similar (although I am sorely tempted by the German transfers). Really enjoying your work.

Offline Whyarecarrots

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2018, 02:00:54 AM »
Trout Rampant: Wargaming in the Riverlands!

Any tips for doing yellow roses?

My approach was to paint a yellow circle (up through Army Painter Desert Yellow to Army Painter Daemonic Yellow), and then use the base colour to draw shading into the circle to give the petals of the rose, and then some VMC Buff for a smaller inner circle.

My Starks are more white than grey, as per the book 'a grey dire-wolf on an ice white field', so they have white surcoats and shield. I really like the way you have done the wolf head and Tulley trout on the shields and may try to do something similar (although I am sorely tempted by the German transfers). Really enjoying your work.

Good point re. the shield colours - I genuinely got that bit wrong, rather than it being a deliberate artistic decision!

I've added glop to the bases of another batch of models, this time trying to include a lot of Reachmen to combat the overwhemingly Northmen focussed approach of the first batch (the Royalists are currently outnumbered about 5 to 1...)



Thanks for looking!

Offline Whyarecarrots

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2018, 05:26:42 PM »
I realise that this project has been going on now for some time with no decent photos. Well, what follows still aren't great but they are better! Hopefully they should give a sense of the progress that has been made so far:

The Starks:


The Baratheons:


The Tullys:


The Tyrells:


Misc other houses (from left to right, Karstark, Dondarrio and Targaryen):


I also decided to throw them all together into their over-arching alliance blocks and... the Royalists need a few more soldiers.





Comments and criticism very much welcome. Thanks for looking!

Offline Devoted of Slaanesh

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2018, 01:03:19 AM »
Very nice, I like them a lot.

Looking forward to see the battles. ;)

Offline AKULA

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2018, 10:13:31 AM »
Fantastic looking collection

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Offline Whyarecarrots

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2018, 12:00:10 AM »
Thanks Devoted of Slaanesh and AKULA! It may be a while until a game is played with this lot, but I'll definitely post up some photos when one happens :)

Painting continues apace, and as well as some more Dondarrion foot (no good photos yet) I've also painted up Ser Jonothor Darry of the Kingsguard. Rather than painting the armour fully white, I painted it in gunmetal drybrushed with silver, and used watered down white to add a patina over the raised areas. It's a slightly odd effect but I personally quite like it:





C+C welcome - thanks for looking!

Offline LordOdo

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2018, 06:10:00 AM »
Looks good to me! A fully white painted armour would look weird indeed I figure, this works a treat though!
''Its so much easier to build something new than work up the courage to actually paint some.'' -Wyrmalla (2015)


Offline HappyChappy439

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #42 on: November 29, 2018, 03:07:20 PM »
The KG armour looks good to me, and in combination with the white tabard it's pretty unmistakably Kingsguard! Besides, after a few battles all that white enamel would probably be chipped off!


Offline Captain Blood

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2018, 10:49:58 AM »
Some very creative kitbashing and effective painting. Keep going with the hand painted sigils - it gets easier!
I went for the same Tully trout ;)

In the novels, by the way, the Tully livery is described as vertical red and blue stripes with a leaping salmon sigil. The HBO version with the wavy lines is the invention of Messrs. Benioff, Weiss or their production designer.

I've added this project to the LAF GOT project index...
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=87146.msg1074224#msg1074224
« Last Edit: November 30, 2018, 09:14:22 PM by Captain Blood »

Offline Bloggard

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Re: The Battle of the Trident - ASoIaF project
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2018, 08:50:09 PM »
figures look superb.