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A while ago I mused on picking up an age old project .So rather than pick one.I'll take the lunatic logic of thr Hive mind and do them all.
First choice is start with some Dwarfs . Now do I stick with the original painting style or sell off and start from scratch from the lead pile.(sounds and odd way to start I know.)Using a similar styling to the Giant and the ski dwarf.

I'm not sold on either course of action .So I'm starting with some allied units(and now you know why the whole fantasy army project got shelved in the first place ;D)


« Last Edit: July 15, 2019, 06:05:16 PM by tin shed gamer »

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Re: Tin sheds Fantasy Armies thread.(a long term plod)
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 07:01:48 PM »
Oooh, I do like that Giant!

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Re: Tin sheds Fantasy Armies thread.(a long term plod)
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 07:18:42 PM »
Looking really good!

Out of curiosity, have you already sculpted fantasy miniatures yourself?
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Re: Tin sheds Fantasy Armies thread.(a long term plod)
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2019, 09:46:21 PM »
Great stuff,love the chap in the plate with the specs :)
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Re: Tin sheds Fantasy Armies thread.(a long term plod)
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 09:48:09 PM »
Fantastic.

And I love the banners.

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Re: Tin sheds Fantasy Armies thread.(a long term plod)
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 08:54:36 AM »
Cheers Chaps,Glad you like them.

The banners aren't brilliant.They're all done to lool good at a distance.The dwarf banners took a couple of hours each(mainly because they're on paper and it doesn't do to rush painting acrylics as180gsm paper scares easily.)
The cavalry banner took 40 minitues for both sides.Gram plays with brushes alot so he could attest to the brush strokes and limited pallet been done at speed(had to sneak that in yesterday as the Mrs thought I was working on restoring an antique chair she bought in the morning.It took less than an hour to repair If she'd know thats she'd have made go with her for tea at her friends. No No No -dropped off picked up- kids at the cinema -chair mended -sneaked in some painting - Brownie points earned .=Win Win for all parties)
The cavalry are from the old Battle Masters game.
Just a minor tweak of a plastic head , plastic banner ,and two shield details.
The horses have a surprisingly wide gate.Didn't notice until I went to pop them onto standard cavalry bases.
I'm also doing a test unit of plastic archers from the game to.All with head swaps as the heads are undersized.
As for sculpting fantasy not for a long while(no ones commissioned any lol)
But some of the cultist for the follies range would fall under that heading(not released yet ;))

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Re: War hammer Fantasy Armies thread.(a Tin shed long term plod/wip)
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 06:16:11 PM »
I decided on continuing with the old school three colour shade method .As I'm going to be continuing to expand units as time allows its probably the most sustainable method as it just uses off the shelf paints no mixing shades. So the first figure should be pretty much the same as the last.

I've managed to get the two test cavalry figures to a table top standard which should give an idea of the colour scheme for the battalion. A little bit of sods law (draw back of working at speed). The knights foot marked the cream barding whilst gluing him on.So only a little retouching required.Still its lost time.
Also a quick picture of the basic head swaps that are going to allow the archers to sit more comfortably with my other figures

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Re: War hammer Fantasy Armies thread.(a Tin shed long term plod/wip)
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2019, 06:18:12 PM »
Purdy.
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Re: Tin sheds Fantasy Armies thread.(a long term plod)
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 07:15:49 PM »
Cheers Chaps,Glad you like them.

The banners aren't brilliant.They're all done to lool good at a distance.The dwarf banners took a couple of hours each(mainly because they're on paper and it doesn't do to rush painting acrylics as180gsm paper scares easily.)
The cavalry banner took 40 minitues for both sides.Gram plays with brushes alot so he could attest to the brush strokes and limited pallet been done at speed(had to sneak that in yesterday as the Mrs thought I was working on restoring an antique chair she bought in the morning.It took less than an hour to repair If she'd know thats she'd have made go with her for tea at her friends. No No No -dropped off picked up- kids at the cinema -chair mended -sneaked in some painting - Brownie points earned .=Win Win for all parties)
The cavalry are from the old Battle Masters game.
Just a minor tweak of a plastic head , plastic banner ,and two shield details.
The horses have a surprisingly wide gate.Didn't notice until I went to pop them onto standard cavalry bases.
I'm also doing a test unit of plastic archers from the game to.All with head swaps as the heads are undersized.
As for sculpting fantasy not for a long while(no ones commissioned any lol)
But some of the cultist for the follies range would fall under that heading(not released yet ;))

Somebody should, would be interesting to see your sculpting style being used for fantasy miniatures! Great painting by the way.

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Re: War hammer Fantasy Armies thread.(a Tin shed long term plod/wip)
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2019, 07:17:10 AM »
Urgh.. More reasons to start painting my Oldhammer, lol:D

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Re: War hammer Fantasy Armies thread.(a Tin shed long term plod/wip)
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2019, 07:54:15 PM »
Those cavalry figures, aren't they from an old board(ish) game that you could buy like in the 80s? I always thought the models were absolutely terrible, but you've done a wonderful job making them look amazing.

And those red archers... what are those? I really suddenly want a whole unit of those turban-wearing archers for my old-hammer Bretonnians :)

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Re: War hammer Fantasy Armies thread.(a Tin shed long term plod/wip)
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2019, 11:18:05 PM »
 Yes they're from the MB Battle Masters game.
The Human infantry figures are poor. But if you've got spare heads floating around then they're a seriously cheap alternative.The cavalry arent two bad a little tweat and cover up of a mould line and they workout around 3 a figure rather than 10-15 for empire plastics on eBay.
Cubs has a thirty or so unpainted plastic Bretoninan archers he's selling( he obviously needs the money for the electric meter otherwise they wouldn't be that cheap    ;))
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All ready had some enquiries from a small company near me.
Just double busy .This week just gone I've been sculpting Russians , Had people collecting commissions, Stripped and cleaned six .303's a Bren. Built two sand bag frames for bayonet practice displays (only told last second they need a healthy and safety inspection plus a Coshh sheet for straw and Hessian  :o ).
In morning I'm off for four days on a dig.So taking the Mrs and the youngest with me camping near the site.plus Ive a bucket load of deadlines that have been bumped for Partizan 2.
People wonder why I always look for the bar at a show .Simple drop off -job done- stuck here for a couple of hours whilst your mates plod round- so might as well relax - it all starts again on Monday.

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Re: War hammer Fantasy Armies thread.(a Tin shed long term plod/wip)
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2019, 06:56:46 PM »
Those old metal dwarves are absolutely fantastic. Brings back so many good memories of gaming in the early 90s.