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Author Topic: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy. Artwork inspired greek wraiths update 02.08  (Read 1731 times)

Offline Steam Flunky

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Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.

This is a parallel thread to my Bronze Age Winter War thread on the Age of gods,myths and empires board.(https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=125281.0)
I know that a certain amount of fantasy is ok on that board but as i was not sure where this slightly Runequest/Glorantha and Micheal Moorcock/Rodney Mathews inspired journey was leading i thought it was better to split it.

These Minifigs tunnel elves are the 1st miniatures i ever bought in 1978 when i was 12 years old and this is the 3rd time i have painted/repainted them.
I have replaced the original shields and also the crossbow as the original was bloody awful.

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I have just picked up a few more of these from ebay but they are also available again directly from Minifigs.

This giant is from the CMON Blood Rage boardgame. I painted it a couple of yeras ago but decided it fitted better in this setting so i have rebased it and repainted the rock.



Here is how it looked before.



Here are a couple of "set in scene" photos





and here you can see the tunnel elf leader negotiating with some greek adventurers from Massalia.



More photos of these  and similar miniatures are to be found on the parallel thread.





« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 06:41:07 PM by Steam Flunky »
laf medals by Robert  (steam flunky), auf Flickrhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/torq42/sets/

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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 07:51:17 AM »
Nice  8)

Itís good to have off shoots of a main project. Gives it a bit more impetus  :)

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2020, 08:03:50 AM »
Wow! Those tunnel elves look fantastic - bravo!


Offline Ogrob

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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2020, 11:14:39 AM »
Super cool, your sets are amazing.

Offline barbaric splendor

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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2020, 03:54:01 AM »
Always loved that giant miniature - yours might be my favorite painted version, nicely done!

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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2020, 03:06:20 PM »
Thanks again.

Just got these translucent miniatures from Reaper. I have never got miniatures finished so quickly  :D base them and done!!

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and are a couple of etruscan adventurers stumbling across the demon in the high Alps


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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2020, 04:13:19 PM »
Gorgeous looking minis.

I particularly like the minimalist painting on the new Reaper minis... :P

More seriously, though, that some great painting and a nice set up for the photography as well.

Personally I find it hard not to paint the translucent minis and just leave them as is. Ideally I'd like to put a bit of paint on them to detail them a bit but still leave parts translucent. I haven't figured out how to do it to my satisfaction, though, so so far I just end up painting them as normal.
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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2020, 01:17:55 PM »
Strange I thought I'd posted a reply ... my connection must have failed!

+1 on your photography setup, it's worthy of some pro quality toy photography stuff, you mind sharing what kind of camera and lens you're using?

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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2020, 01:16:09 AM »
Nice work on the Elves.  The "set-in scene" pictures are brilliant.
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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2020, 05:41:13 AM »
Great thread, keep going  :)

Thanks also for reminding me about that Frost Giant, just picked one up for my own purposes.

Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2020, 12:46:49 PM »
Good as always but your scenic photographs give your work an extra dimension  8).
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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2020, 09:46:53 PM »
Warriors from the northern italian tribes fighting against wraiths.

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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy.update 17.07
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2020, 06:43:59 PM »
I found this fantastic artwork on Artstation by Alexandre Chaudret - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/QK8r - and i knew i had to see if i could build something similar.
Have any of you been inspired by some non-hobby artwork and tried to build it?

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I had a Wargames Atlantic skeleton sprue lying around that was the perfect start. I added robes using tissue paper soaked in PVA glue and dark brown paint and some fur out of greenstuff. Paint comes next.
 





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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy. Artwork inspired undead 20.07
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2020, 10:04:03 PM »
Superb!  Loving the wraiths now as well.

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Re: Bronze Age Winter Fantasy. Artwork inspired undead 20.07
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2020, 02:39:21 AM »

What a great project, and find painting all around! I really like the scenes you've set up. Glad to see the tunnel elves. I have been eyeing some of the old Minifigs range for a while. I didn't realize they were so short. The undead look like they're going to turn out really well too. Looking forward to seeing more.

 

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