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Offline Suber

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I've fallen into Shadespire
« on: August 12, 2018, 10:43:16 PM »
Well, the thing is that a friend invited me to a test gaming to try it... and I liked the game! Who would have guessed. After that he commissioned me to convert and paint his core set, the Sigmarites and Khornites. I've done the Sigmarites so far. The instructions I got were to make them look like WHF Knights of the White Wolf, but into the AoS fashion. So, first thing was to remove lions and to sculpt wolves...



Or Paw Patrol puppies, whatever my skills allowed ;D



Fur, fur everywhere:



With this classical inspiration...



...I tried to do something on the large shield. I removed the hammer and...



So the boss ended up looking like this:



With a magnificent head by Statuesque I turned this other mini into this:



And with just another head swap I got this out of the third one:



Then I had to see if the brushwork could achieve the White Wolf vibe...













You can find more insights about the sculpting and painting here:
https://oldschoolworkshop.blogspot.com/2018/07/ive-fallen-into-shadespire-too.html

You know the worse part of this? That I liked the game that much... that I've got a copy for myself :D So I have to convert and paint my pal's other band and the two of my own ::)

Offline Sir_Theo

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 10:51:22 PM »
To be fair... Its a really good game. And I like all the models for it so far too!... And I'm really not a fan of the AoS aesthetic much. But over a small number of models it works.

Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 11:41:24 PM »
Nice conversions. And yes, I like Shadespire too. A lot.
Tbh, I became sort of a GW-fanboy the last couple of months. Like their games, like their models. Who would have guessed after a GW-hiatus of 15+ years..  o_o
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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2018, 08:39:48 PM »
I've finished the Sigmar warband of my own. After a lot of headaches trying to find the right vibe, I tried something... different ;D







So they turned into this:



















The Stormguys are eternal warriors brought to life again and again by Sigmar for the everlasting war. But in the city of Shadespire, time is but a joke driven by Nagash against mortals and immortals alike. These warriors experienced some, ahem, minor problems during their last coming to life, and now are condemned to fight forever against all odds...

Quite more pics at: https://oldschoolworkshop.blogspot.com/2018/08/big-boned-sigmarites.html

Offline Elk101

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018, 08:13:41 AM »
Wow, they are very nice indeed. I'm not keen on the 'overblown' nature of a lot of the AoS stuff, but I really like what you have done with those.

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 05:32:27 PM »
Same here.  Those guys look much better now they are dead.

-Michael

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 10:03:05 PM »
Thank you! It all was easier once I left my prejudices apart and simply begun to do fun stuff -what I really wanted to do, even without being aware of it! ;D

Offline gibby64

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 02:54:40 PM »
Those look fantastic! Great conversions.

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2018, 06:03:57 PM »
I had not seriously considered the game because I was not much taken by the miniatures.  What do you like about the game itself?

Any resemblance to Mordheim (my favorite fantasy skirmish game)?

-Michael

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 11:59:49 PM »
I really like the darkened armour- for some reason it improves the minis to my eye.

Offline Sir_Theo

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 12:22:37 AM »
I had not seriously considered the game because I was not much taken by the miniatures.  What do you like about the game itself?

Any resemblance to Mordheim (my favorite fantasy skirmish game)?

-Michael

Completely different beast in afraid. Shadespire is really a boardgame.

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 05:48:31 AM »
Cracking work  8)

I like the deadies in particular.

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2018, 07:29:28 PM »
Completely different beast in afraid. Shadespire is really a boardgame.

Right, I think you can't really make a fair comparative. Both systems are totally different, Shadespire being more a boardgame, as Sir Theo said. Each warband consists in a certain number of determined characters and the list is closed. I still haven't played it that much, so I don't dare to give advice, but I feel that the difference is made through the actual game with the cards you draw, and that's where the fun lies. So it's not really a skirmish game. It's quick to learn and play, and that's something I value nowadays, but that's just a personal choice.

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2018, 08:19:56 PM »
Thanks for the information, Sir_Theo and Suber.

-Michael

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Re: I've fallen into Shadespire
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 06:16:17 PM »
I knew from the very first moment that I didn't want to play on cardboard. Fortunately I learned about these:



So, with some DAS and a textured rolling pin from Green Stuff World I begun to build this:



I didn't even try to match the official boards aesthetics, I went my own way. I wanted to depict a ruined, abandoned city (kind of Osgiliath during the War of the Ring). So all the cobblestone would be deformed up and down, there would be ruins, puddles and whatever.



I faced the problem of marking the start tiles. I used these as warpstone (maybe more Mordheim that Shadespire, but hey, it works for me)



So this is the first board:





Unfinished, we'll come back later to this matter.

The second one has three blocked tiles:



I pursued some minimal urban sense, a hint of a street or whatever. If you look closer, only the L-shaped building blocks the tiles, the other ruins are placed on the corners of the tiles, trying not to be an obstacle. The blocked tiles being the exception, not the rule, I hope I can make it visually clear, adding rubble to those and making them obviously impassable.



Let's move on, for the moment. I tried a new thing on the third board:









Unfinished as the others, but enough for now. The last one also has three blocked tiles (a single one and other two on a row):







So OK, we have the basics. Let's add some details, like rubble...



...leaves...




...and lots of foliage:



So in the end I came to this (two pics per board, one from each side):













Some minis on the board...



Of course I needed a few objective markers. I have these for now:









Here you have a couple of boards combined:



This is just because I thought it looked cool ;D:



Here you have the four of them:



You can find some more explanations and pics here:

https://oldschoolworkshop.blogspot.com/2018/10/3dspire.html

Next thing will be Khorne, but still have to find the proper inspiration :)