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Author Topic: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (contrast-painted 15mm giant)  (Read 190977 times)

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (now with a cannibal)
« Reply #1845 on: May 25, 2019, 12:40:49 AM »
Did you lop off his nose? These guys look great?


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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (now with a cannibal)
« Reply #1846 on: May 25, 2019, 01:44:51 AM »
I really like the way that skin turned out.  Albino-ish with a nicely green-brown orc-y undertone.

Do you mind sharing the recipe?

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (now with a cannibal)
« Reply #1847 on: May 25, 2019, 10:09:35 AM »
Did you lop off his nose? These guys look great?

Thanks! No, he came noseless.

I really like the way that skin turned out.  Albino-ish with a nicely green-brown orc-y undertone.

Do you mind sharing the recipe?

Sure - it's the same recipe I used for my Chronicle/Grenadier orcs earlier in this thread:



Black undercoat
Base coat of Baneblade Brown
Wash of Reikland Fleshshade
First highlight with Kislev Flesh
Second highlight in Wych Elf Flesh or Vallejo Silver-Grey (I usually use the latter, but they're the same colour and consistency)
Eye sockets washed in Drakenhof Nightshade
Mouth and nose washed in watered-down Blood for the Blood God.
Eyes white, then bright red, then yellow
Teeth buff, washed with Agrax Earthshade, then highlighted in buff and then white.

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (now with a cannibal)
« Reply #1848 on: June 05, 2019, 11:02:58 PM »
Here's a Heroquest orc - one of three that turned up with something else I bought second-hand a while back:

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Great paintjob as usual. 8)

And excellent idea with the shield; I always found the bare arm a bit glaring and never realized it should just have a shield added...

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Yeah, It's so obvious seeing it like that. Great work! The lack of the shield made them not look fighty enough for me. Kind of like they were really only half hearted orc warriors.

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...Kind of like they were really only half hearted orc warriors.
"Come at me, bro!" lol

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Thanks, guys! Yes, the arm's in a reasonably natural position for a shield, and it allows a little more differentiation. I've often wondered whether they were originally designed with shields in mind.

Here are a couple more. Getting into Melee/TFT has kindled an appetite for completing very small groups of figures like this - not warbands, but room encounters: "Two large black orcs are practising scimitar strokes on the body of a pig while their diminutive servant stirs a cauldron".

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (more Heroquest stuff)
« Reply #1853 on: June 07, 2019, 11:13:02 AM »
I like those. They make me smile!

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (more Heroquest stuff)
« Reply #1854 on: June 07, 2019, 11:48:20 AM »
Lovely. Yeah, the addition of the shield in a slightly angled way like that really breaks up the flat pose of these old plastics and gives them more life. But still with that Old School vibe we love.

Funny enough, I was flicking through my old 1st Edition (or is it 2nd? I never can tell - the ones with the brown ink covers) Warhammer books last night for fun. I used to spend hours and hours looking at the 'Forces of Fantasy' with their army lists - dozens of different Goblin types, Gnome armies, Sea Elves (why?) and separate Lizardman and Slann armies. Ah, happy days.
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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (more Heroquest stuff)
« Reply #1855 on: June 07, 2019, 12:43:29 PM »
I like those. They make me smile!

They seem to smile back. Ik don't think that is reassuring.

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (more Heroquest stuff)
« Reply #1856 on: June 07, 2019, 12:54:39 PM »
Thanks, all!

Funny enough, I was flicking through my old 1st Edition (or is it 2nd? I never can tell - the ones with the brown ink covers) Warhammer books last night for fun. I used to spend hours and hours looking at the 'Forces of Fantasy' with their army lists - dozens of different Goblin types, Gnome armies, Sea Elves (why?) and separate Lizardman and Slann armies. Ah, happy days.

That's first edition (or at least FoF was a supplement for the first edition). Yes, it's glorious. Those one-page army sheets with John Blanche illustrations are among the best things they ever did, I reckon - really evocative. So too is the section on heraldry for each army. And the sample army lists are great fun: I recall being deeply puzzled as a child by why one goblin warlord's bodyguard was called the Axe Ministers.


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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (more Heroquest stuff)
« Reply #1857 on: June 07, 2019, 01:24:48 PM »
I never got the 'Vim-To' monks gag either.

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (more Heroquest stuff)
« Reply #1858 on: June 07, 2019, 02:06:18 PM »
Nor me! And there are still some I'm puzzled by - though I wonder if some of those were attempts to work in puns that were abandoned as copy deadlines approached.

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (more Heroquest stuff)
« Reply #1859 on: June 07, 2019, 02:25:33 PM »
The whole thing looks like it was typed up and printed out on a daisy-wheel printer over a weekend! Spelling mistakes galore and that weird disjointed text look of the early word processors.

 

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