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Title: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Rohan buildings 25/9
Post by: Ogrob on November 29, 2019, 10:48:58 PM
Note from the future: this thread now contains several projects, large and small. I tend to refer to them by name and not always by game system so here is a little reference list if you happen to be reading from the start:

Guardians of the Autumnwood: For SAGA Age of Magic, the Lords of the Wild faction. Theme is rangers, druids and wild animals in a sacred forest
Kingdom of the Black Duns: For Oathmark. Theme is a sort of alternate Dunlending human/or/goblin alliance, fairly dark age looking
Kingdom of the Brambles: A dwarf/halfling force for Oathmark.
Knights of the Rusty Cross: Otherworld for SAGA Age of Magic
Plus some terrain, some Dnd monsters and some Rangers of Shadow Deep. 


Hey, new project, new thread!

Since Saga Age of Magic was released I've been eyeing the Lords of the Wild faction. It's right up my wheelhouse as I love themes of wilderness, mysterious forests and rangers. I've been thinking about starting this project for a while, and finally got going this week when my latest North Star order turned up with some female wizards and a couple of Rangers for Rangers of Shadow Deep.

Having made a rough army list, I set about building. I will need 36 infantry for the list to begin with, 12 each of melee weapon/shield, bow and javelin/shield.

For the first I settled on Frostgrave female soldiers with arms from Shieldwolf's shieldmaids. I love parts of both kits, but they can really improve each other I feel.
(https://i.imgur.com/MLYL3fK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/knNc1lq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HQOwREi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4vJWuoP.jpg)

And for the archers I went with a mix of Oathmark humans and Frostgrave barbarians with Perry arms. Hooded heads sources mostly from Oathmark and Fireforge Northmen.
(https://i.imgur.com/WlApqN7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/spWBnRw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MzeCWLj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oOEUmMz.jpg)

Seeing lots of imperfections that need to be fixed before painting, but pretty happy with the builds all the same.

What do you think?
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: AKULA on November 29, 2019, 10:56:22 PM
I donít know the background to the different factions, but they look like a really decent blend of kits...looking forward to seeing them painted up.

 ;)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: aircav on November 30, 2019, 12:54:18 AM
Cracking job making the units  8) 8)
Iím looking forward to you flinging some paint at em  :D :D
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Ogrob on November 30, 2019, 09:02:23 AM
Thank you both!

The factions for Saga Age of Magic are by design very generic, which I find really cool. There is a lot of freedom to be creative and model them. The Lords of the Wild can be anything from wood elves to beastmen to dryads to forest goblins, as long as they have a connection to the wild and use combined arms tactics.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: monkeylite on November 30, 2019, 01:34:38 PM
Looks really great. Any chance of getting enough bows from the two female plastic packs, or did you go to Perry for that reason?
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Ogrob on November 30, 2019, 02:09:31 PM
Monkeylite: Thank you! The frostgrave sprues tend to have two bows per five models, so not enough to make a unit of archers. Oathmark humans have bow arms aplenty, but I really favour Perry for the look and natural poses of their longbows so I always default to them.

While we are here, I have a small update for you. Kitbashed from Oathmark elves and Shieldwolf Shieldmaidens we have four Hearthguard with swords and shields (well, shields to be added later for ease of painting).

(https://i.imgur.com/2YrMSOt.jpg)

Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on November 30, 2019, 03:55:14 PM
Some brilliant kitbashing there mate!
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: batu on November 30, 2019, 04:19:03 PM
Fantastic kitbashing.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Sarmor on November 30, 2019, 04:38:46 PM
Great units, love the variation. :)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Ogrob on November 30, 2019, 06:24:13 PM
And mostly just for completeness sake, two characters. Didn't even need to use any greenstuff on these.

The Ranger is from North Star, and will be a Ranger hero, and the Druid is from Fireforge and will be a Sorcerer. They are on 30mm bases as SAGA allows larger bases for heroes.

(https://i.imgur.com/hYpFWsR.jpg)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: McMordain on December 01, 2019, 09:24:59 AM
Those kitbashed minis look really good.
I really have to get my hands on these plastic kits, they have so much potential.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Ogrob on December 01, 2019, 10:55:35 AM
Those kitbashed minis look really good.
I really have to get my hands on these plastic kits, they have so much potential.

Thank you! It is great fun to kitbash, and so many nice kits on the market. My sprue collection fills three shelves at the moment.....
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Swordisdrawn on December 01, 2019, 11:39:02 AM
Very well contructed charactors. Cant wait to see them painted. Any thoughts on how the palette to be used?
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Gandalf the G on December 01, 2019, 11:57:42 AM
These look great! I'm certainly looking forward to invading the Autumnwoods with my orcs.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: James Morris on December 01, 2019, 01:04:08 PM
Terrific work! Itís definitely a golden age of plastic kit parts at the moment.  I really appreciate the manufacturers who supply lots of extras on the sprue.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashed Wild Hunt 15/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 01, 2019, 01:08:05 PM
Very well contructed charactors. Cant wait to see them painted. Any thoughts on how the palette to be used?

Painting is begun. I'm going for autumn leaves type colours, earthy reds, oranges and yellows supplemented with brown and a little bit of green.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Swordisdrawn on December 01, 2019, 03:35:36 PM
Sounds excellent. Looking forward to seeing the finished results!  :o
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Ogrob on December 05, 2019, 07:39:25 PM
Little bit of painting done, and testing out basing. I do need to drop more pva on those leaves, they come of pretty easy at the moment.

The Lords of the Wild can field a unit of Levy called the Swarm, which represent any type of small animal you want. For my rangers I settled on dogs, partially because I had the models already. Half of them are Gripping Beast irish hounds, and the other half are Crooked Dice dogs that I used for Frostgrave. Rebased and touched up the paint jobs. There is a spare model in there as I had 7 irish hounds, and didn't want to leave one unpainted.

(https://i.imgur.com/RWfhRJl.jpg)


Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: fred on December 05, 2019, 08:35:27 PM
Really good looking dogs - like the autumn leaves - and think this will be a good colour scheme across the force.

The kit bashed models look good too.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Ogrob on December 13, 2019, 09:21:05 PM
Just a small interlude, I have finally put finishing touched on the minis for my current DnD party. We have a Fire Genasi rogue, a human paladin, a tabaxi monk, a human cleric (my character) and a human bard who really wants to be Batman.
(https://i.imgur.com/Aup3ynt.jpg)

And an upcoming gift for the DM, as we're playing a giant-themed campaign. That's a 60 mm base for scale reference. Wizkids Frost Giant:
(https://i.imgur.com/F1aSvz6.jpg)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Koyote on December 13, 2019, 10:48:00 PM
Brilliant use of the Shieldwolf minis.  This is going to be an amazing warband.

Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: bonewolf22 on December 13, 2019, 11:36:23 PM
These are fantastic! I'm working on a ranger-themed Lords of the Wild warband myself and this is great inspiration, though I'm taking mine in a more "Robin Hood" than "Middle-Earth" direction. In your experience how do the Northstar plastics compare to the Perry plastics proportion-wise? I've used Gripping Beast, Perry, and Warlord parts together and it looks natural but I'm not sure if Northstar leans more in the Games Workshop heroic proportions direction.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Ogrob on December 13, 2019, 11:43:45 PM
These are fantastic! I'm working on a ranger-themed Lords of the Wild warband myself and this is great inspiration, though I'm taking mine in a more "Robin Hood" than "Middle-Earth" direction. In your experience how do the Northstar plastics compare to the Perry plastics proportion-wise? I've used Gripping Beast, Perry, and Warlord parts together and it looks natural but I'm not sure if Northstar leans more in the Games Workshop heroic proportions direction.

Thank you! North Star does lean more heroic than Perry and the strictly historical, but not all the way to GW town. You can definitly mix them, but not all parts will work as well. I decided not to use any bow arms from the Oathmark humans, as they do look fairly different to the Perry longbows. Check out my Game of Thrones thread for more kitbashing, I use a lot of Perry and Frostgrave there.

And Koyote, thank you! Looking forward to seeing updates of your Saga projects as well.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: AKULA on December 14, 2019, 09:12:39 AM
Great job on the Frost Giant

 8)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Ogrob on December 15, 2019, 02:35:40 PM
The Wild Hunt are tenuous allies to the Guardian Rangers. Druidic and capricious they are as likely to hunt intruders as innocent wanderers who stray off the path.

Test model for mounted hearthguard with composite bows. Kitbashed from GW Wild Riders, with Oathmark elf weapons and a Victrix viking head for that wild look. I cut down the silly antler crown on the deer and just stuck the antlers to the side of his head instead. May need a little bit of greenstuff to fill some gaps, but overall I feel it has come together really well.

What do you think?

(https://i.imgur.com/brUgyP3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4Z4hMEL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/If7yoac.jpg)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
Post by: Ogrob on December 15, 2019, 03:30:26 PM
Seems to be update Sunday. I've also managed to finish basing the first couple of models for both units.

As you can see the ombre effect on the cloaks are reversed for the male and female models. Should help a bit with quick identification in game.

(https://i.imgur.com/2hEwQOc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sllYg7X.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eO04Vi3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BuhDSRY.jpg)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Rangers painted 15/12
Post by: Gallahad on December 15, 2019, 06:29:07 PM
Really nice color scheme and painting! Thanks for sharing. Love the bases.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Rangers painted 15/12
Post by: ulverston on December 15, 2019, 07:00:23 PM
I am really impressed with all the kitbashing on this thread... the rider is just amazing!!
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Rangers painted 15/12
Post by: Swordisdrawn on December 15, 2019, 07:18:26 PM
Lovely! :o :o :o
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Rangers painted 15/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 15, 2019, 07:48:26 PM
Thank you all! I've managed to build a second Wild Huntsman today. Temporarily based for painting.

(https://i.imgur.com/4wWSFkR.jpg)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Rangers painted 15/12
Post by: djbii on December 15, 2019, 09:20:34 PM
I quite like your builds :-)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Rangers painted 15/12
Post by: AKULA on December 15, 2019, 10:13:13 PM
Love the new couple of builds - where is the head from on the last one?
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Rangers painted 15/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 15, 2019, 10:24:56 PM
Love the new couple of builds - where is the head from on the last one?

Thank you! He's also from Victrix Vikings. Probably my favourite head on the sprue, a great windswept beard. You can see the same head on the Paladin in the DnD party.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Rangers painted 15/12
Post by: AKULA on December 17, 2019, 07:00:58 PM
Thank you! He's also from Victrix Vikings. Probably my favourite head on the sprue, a great windswept beard. You can see the same head on the Paladin in the DnD party.

Another sprue set I need to add to the growing mountain of plastic

 :)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Rangers painted 15/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 20, 2019, 10:34:57 PM
The Wild Hunt assembles! Five for now, we'll see if I get more later. These are the riders, just mounted on bases for painting. Just have a look at pg 2 for an example of the deer they ride.

GW Wild Riders with heads from Victrix vikings and Frostgrave barbarians. Spears, bows and quivers from Oathmark Elf infantry.

(https://i.imgur.com/QCkoeuD.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Wild Hunt 20/12
Post by: Ogrob on January 03, 2020, 11:04:45 AM
Another bunch of warriors finished. Both my last models painted for 2019 and my first for 2020.

(https://i.imgur.com/VrRhU6h.jpg)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Warriors 3/1
Post by: Captain Blood on January 03, 2020, 11:20:35 AM
More spiffing creations  :-*
I must get that Frostgrave female soldiers set...  ::)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Warriors 3/1
Post by: OSHIROmodels on January 03, 2020, 11:25:53 AM
Some great work here  8)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Warriors 3/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 03, 2020, 03:16:28 PM
Thank you both! The Frostgrave female plastics are really nice, though I think the wizard set has much better sculpts for heads.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Warriors 3/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 03, 2020, 03:21:24 PM
The Autumnwood can be a dangerous place, but there are those who call it home. The wild tribes of the deep woods are often happy to help the rangers in a scrap. Undisciplined as they are, they can be clever at harrying an enemy from the terrain

A point of Levy, 12 models. I used what was left over of the two kits of Perry Ansar that formed the foundation of my Irish project a while back. Link here. (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=111153.0) I also had some Perry Zulus around, and they contributed some bodies but I stuck to the Ansar javelins as the Zulu weaponry is a bit to distinctive. Heads from Victrix (a couple of Gauls, kindly donated by Koyote), Frostgrave and Oathmark.

(https://i.imgur.com/0WcIxll.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AtSap8N.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Levy built 3/1
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on January 03, 2020, 03:48:11 PM
I think that is some excellent kit bashing.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Levy built 3/1
Post by: Koyote on January 03, 2020, 11:54:06 PM
Excellent work, all around.

Where do you buy your orange leaves?
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Levy built 3/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 04, 2020, 10:55:00 AM
Excellent work, all around.

Where do you buy your orange leaves?

Thank you! The leaves are Green Stuff World, their Orange Autumn leaves.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Levy built 3/1
Post by: Nordic1980s on January 04, 2020, 09:42:59 PM
The running warriors look great!
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Levy built 3/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 06, 2020, 07:55:02 PM
Progress! Last day of winter holidays, and I've just about finished a playable force. Two more units to do, but one of those is almost done, just needs varnish and basing.

Warlord:
(https://i.imgur.com/WvCW6ou.jpg)

First Ranger:
(https://i.imgur.com/JCTAuhC.jpg)

Archdruid:
(https://i.imgur.com/80btiqn.jpg)

12 Warriors:
(https://i.imgur.com/Kb3rgyO.jpg)

12 Warriors with bows:
(https://i.imgur.com/XLNmtRw.jpg)

3 Bears (quadruped creatures in SAGA)
(https://i.imgur.com/0GhqQBi.jpg)

Along with the dogs posted earlier, this is 7 out of 8 points needed for a regular size game. Pretty good progress since November in my opinion.

What do you think?

Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Big update 6/1
Post by: AKULA on January 06, 2020, 07:57:20 PM
A great looking collection of figures, particularly like the colour scheme on the archers.

Can I ask where the bears are from?
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Big update 6/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 06, 2020, 07:58:18 PM
A great looking collection of figures, particularly like the colour scheme on the archers.

Can I ask where the bears are from?

Thank you! Mama bear is from Bad Squiddo. The other two are from Otherworld.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Big update 6/1
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on January 06, 2020, 08:19:42 PM
Brilliant work!
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Big update 6/1
Post by: gibby64 on January 06, 2020, 08:50:59 PM
great job, love the warm tones and bases.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Big update 6/1
Post by: LiamFrostfang on January 08, 2020, 02:45:22 PM
 8) way cool !!!
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Big update 6/1
Post by: Bloggard on January 08, 2020, 02:50:18 PM
brilliant kit-bashing and paint-jobs.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Big update 6/1
Post by: Koyote on January 08, 2020, 04:01:36 PM
Amazing work, per usual.

Thanks for sharing with me your supplier of the leaves.  I've already ordered the autumn leaves for my cursed wood Undead warband.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Big update 6/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 09, 2020, 06:39:35 AM
Thank you all!

Koyote - that sounds really cool. Had another peak at your thread, and it's really inspiring. I'm considering getting a Lord of the Feast and use it as a Wild Hunt warlord with some appropriate large animals.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Big update 6/1
Post by: Blackwolf on January 09, 2020, 06:45:50 AM
Great thread :)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Big update 6/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 11, 2020, 10:55:40 AM
And here we have the finished Wild Hunt! I quite liked how this unit worked out in game, and I may need another but really not sure if I want to buy even more GW models....

(https://i.imgur.com/2KfAdfX.jpg)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Wild Hunt 11/1
Post by: Ogrob on February 29, 2020, 12:55:03 PM
These wildmen levy took forever to get finished, I really struggled with motivation to get all that skin painted. In the end it's not my best work, but they should look ok on the table.

(https://i.imgur.com/zZiV6wl.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Wildmen levy 29/2
Post by: AKULA on February 29, 2020, 04:09:36 PM
I think you are doing yourself a disservice mate, they look the part as a unit.

Iíd missed the photo of the finished Wild Hunt....fantastic job  8)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Wildmen levy 29/2
Post by: Ogrob on March 01, 2020, 10:02:34 AM
Thank you! I am happy to make some progress on this army, there are still a number of options I want to get modeled.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Wildmen levy 29/2
Post by: AKULA on March 01, 2020, 11:14:33 AM
Thank you! I am happy to make some progress on this army, there are still a number of options I want to get modeled.

Any chance of a group shot?

 :)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Wildmen levy 29/2
Post by: Ogrob on March 01, 2020, 12:21:43 PM
Sure! Group photo is always a struggle, but I did recently put in some new lights in my hobby room and that seems to help a little bit.

Here's where the Guardians are at the moment, almost 10 points for SAGA I believe. The fourth bear can be seen in my Frostgrave thread, it's a Phil Hynes sculpt.

I need a treeman of some sort, and I want to try Shapeshifters so I need 4 werewolves, and for game purposes maybe another point of melee warriors to have some list options.

(https://i.imgur.com/YrUuBFi.jpg)
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Wildmen levy 29/2
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on March 01, 2020, 01:45:54 PM
Bravo! Respect.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Guardians assembled 1/2
Post by: AKULA on March 01, 2020, 04:14:54 PM
Wow...they look pretty damn good altogether like that - the colour scheme and the basing really tie them all in

 :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Guardians assembled 1/3
Post by: Bloggard on March 02, 2020, 11:25:50 AM
great - I'd missed the wild hunt conversion 'till now.
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Guardians assembled 1/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 02, 2020, 05:40:46 PM
Thank you all!
 
Finished up a few models over the weekend, including this Reaper Bones skeleton ogre. Will be used for Rangers of Shadow Deep mostly, and I think I will start posting my models for that game here instead of my Frostgrave thread.

(https://i.imgur.com/HxJTgH4.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's Age of Magic and stuff - Skeleton ogre 2/3
Post by: Elbows on March 03, 2020, 04:11:45 AM
Nice work.  You captured the look I was going for when I painted the same guy...but I didn't, so I sold it off :D
Title: Re: Ogrob's Age of Magic and stuff - Skeleton ogre 2/3
Post by: pixelgeek on March 03, 2020, 05:39:19 AM
Wow! Great work. I need to get one of those
Title: Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Guardians assembled 1/3
Post by: scatterbrains on March 03, 2020, 10:53:39 AM
Thank you all!
 
Finished up a few models over the weekend, including this Reaper Bones skeleton ogre. Will be used for Rangers of Shadow Deep mostly, and I think I will start posting my models for that game here instead of my Frostgrave thread.


Oh yes he'll fit right into the shadow deep!
Title: Re: Ogrob's Age of Magic and stuff - Skeleton ogre 2/3
Post by: blacksoilbill on March 03, 2020, 11:38:00 AM
Fantastic work on the rusty armour.
Title: Re: Ogrob's Age of Magic and stuff - Skeleton ogre 2/3
Post by: Koyote on March 03, 2020, 03:57:32 PM
Excellent work all around. Love the basing on the LotW warband.

Have you played many games with them?
Title: Re: Ogrob's Age of Magic and stuff - Skeleton ogre 2/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 03, 2020, 04:56:06 PM
Excellent work all around. Love the basing on the LotW warband.

Have you played many games with them?

Thank you! Two games yet, against Horde and Underearth. The first one was a narrow win (or loss, can't remember... fairly even anyway) with a rater odd scenario generation, and the second was a massive victory helped by some good dice at clutch moments.
Title: Re: Ogrob's Age of Magic and stuff - Skeleton ogre 2/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 05, 2020, 09:32:33 PM
My big projects so far this year has been the Guardians in this very thread, Rangers of Shadow Deep and a Norse Gael force for SAGA, but beside this I've been doing the usual collecting plastics and kitbashing bits and pieces. These have just sort of accumulated on my work bench in anticipation of being used for something, maybe Rangers, maybe Frostgrave. Thought I'd post some here, hope you enjoy!

Frostgrave arms and Ghost Archipelago head on a Fireforge Northman body:
(https://i.imgur.com/FgVjrUl.jpg)

Fireforge peasant arms and Victrix viking head on an Oathmark body:
(https://i.imgur.com/E75WTRN.jpg)

Straight up Fireforge peasant:
(https://i.imgur.com/ymxpuey.jpg)

Fireforge Templar head and Northmen arms on a Victrix viking body:
(https://i.imgur.com/761Dred.jpg)

Perry Agincourt cavalry arms and Frostgrave Wizard head on a Frostgrave Soldier body:
(https://i.imgur.com/BQuc5Q0.jpg)

Frostgrave barbarian arms and a Victrix viking head on a GW Kairic Acoloyte body:
(https://i.imgur.com/L1XT3v1.jpg)

What do you think?

Title: Re: Ogrob's Age of Magic and stuff - Kitbashing fun 5/3
Post by: AKULA on March 05, 2020, 10:35:08 PM
Some really interesting combos, especially like 1,4 & 6...must get me some Victrix Vikings to add to the pile.

Is the cat part of the FF peasants sprue, or a Frostgrave Wizard familiar?
Title: Re: Ogrob's Age of Magic and stuff - Kitbashing fun 5/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 06, 2020, 06:54:16 AM
Some really interesting combos, especially like 1,4 & 6...must get me some Victrix Vikings to add to the pile.

Is the cat part of the FF peasants sprue, or a Frostgrave Wizard familiar?

You're right, it's from the Wizard II kit. I had to check, but there are no animals in the Folk Rabble kit.
Title: Re: Ogrob's Age of Magic and stuff - Kitbashing fun 5/3
Post by: Gunner Dunbar on March 07, 2020, 05:45:03 AM
Nice, the first one with the double handed sword over the should reminds me of Rutger Hauer in flesh and blood, I like the last one to, nice kit bash. The undead ogre, is the head a seperate part? Could you make a regular armoured ogre with a head swap?
Title: Re: Ogrob's Age of Magic and stuff - Kitbashing fun 5/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 07, 2020, 10:05:41 AM
Nice, the first one with the double handed sword over the should reminds me of Rutger Hauer in flesh and blood, I like the last one to, nice kit bash. The undead ogre, is the head a seperate part? Could you make a regular armoured ogre with a head swap?

Thank you!

The ogre is a Reaper Bones Black model, and they come pre-assembled. I imagine you could get the head out of there, but it would take a lot of work.
Title: Re: Ogrob's Age of Magic and stuff - Kitbashing fun 5/3
Post by: Gunner Dunbar on March 07, 2020, 02:27:06 PM
OK, thank, yeah, I have a heap of reaper bones and bones black, sometimes they come in parts and need to be assembled, did one last night, the 2 headed Etin, needed to glue the heads and hands on, was hoping this guy would be the same.
Title: Re: Ogrob's Age of Magic and stuff - Kitbashing fun 5/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 15, 2020, 04:11:14 PM
Hey guys!

Getting pretty hype for Oathmark now, couple of people in the club who are interested. I for one really like what we have seen with Kingdoms and the very flexible army construction rules. Started fiddling around with the Kingdom construction rules that were previewed on Ospreys' blog and created something that features grassy plains that turn into hills and tall mountains further from the capital. I envision a cavalry heavy human army with some Ogre and Goblin allies. In my mind I see the Dunlendings from Lord of the Rings, but maybe as a more developed nation.

With that in mind here is a little hobby update for the weekend. First a repeat post from my Game of Thrones thread. This unit is build from Fireforge Northmen, Oathmark humans and a lot of Victrix viking bits. I had thought they could be Umbers, but I think I want my Game of Thrones models to be a little closer to high medieval. I will stick to Claymore and Perry in the future of that project. Instead these fellas will find a home in Oathmark.

(https://i.imgur.com/BxxB7Bj.jpg)

They are joined by today's work. I inventoried my Victrix sprues and came to the conclusion that I had a perfect amount of armoured bodies left. My Dark Age projects are focused on SAGA, and that ruleset mostly asks for lighter armoured troops, so I had pillaged every unarmoured body from the sprues leaving me with 18 mailed bodies, one unarmoured and one in brigandine. Perfect for a 20 man oathmark unit. A little greenstuff fur serves to make them look more fantasy and less pure historical. I think I will also go with square Oathmark shields for the army to reinforce that they are not vikings.

(https://i.imgur.com/9WTV0GK.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing for Oathmark 15/3
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on March 15, 2020, 05:21:49 PM
Great looking kitbashing. Your reasoning seems sound.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing for Oathmark 15/3
Post by: Neunfinger on March 15, 2020, 06:40:55 PM
The units are looking very cool. I'm quite excited about Oathmark as well and planning to get a couple of small armies ready for the release, so I'm looking forward to seeing your models painted to stay motivated.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing for Oathmark 15/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 16, 2020, 03:28:32 PM
Thank you! I think I will build a bit more on this before we get painting, but that's just because I really like the building part.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing for Oathmark 15/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 16, 2020, 10:08:32 PM
In a good groove right now with building, so here are some more recruits for the Grey Company (because they are unpainted, get it? *groan*)

Five horsemen built from my last remaining Fireforge Northmen cavalry from the kickstarter haul. Will have to get another box to fill these out to ten strong. Fireforge horses and riders, with Oathmark human arms, Victrix viking axes and a mix of Oathmark heads and Fireforge northmen archer/peasant heads. Will go back over these and add some pouches and extra weapons. Not sure if these will get the square shields of the infantry, or round.

(https://i.imgur.com/86V8n0S.jpg)

And then as I sat an pondered my next step my eyes happened across the lovely Aethelflaed from Footstoore. I bought this model on nothing but pure want, with no plan at all. However with a new horse she will make an excellent leader for this army. Very hard to photograph in her shiny white resin. She comes both mounted and on foot.

(https://i.imgur.com/jLWdV0e.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7T0fYQi.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Oathmark 16/3
Post by: AKULA on March 16, 2020, 10:47:15 PM
Great progress...really like the new additions.

Personally round shields make more sense for horsemen...less likely to get caught up on your gear?

 :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Oathmark 16/3
Post by: Koyote on March 17, 2020, 12:10:58 AM
The fur trim adds a lot to those cav models. Love it!

Well done all around.

Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Oathmark 16/3
Post by: Chimpfoot on March 17, 2020, 06:47:10 AM
Stop teasing and get some paint on them :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Oathmark 16/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 17, 2020, 07:05:56 AM
I have plans for another two units before I even think about paint ;)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Oathmark 16/3
Post by: Gandalf the G on March 17, 2020, 08:33:49 AM
Looks great!

I have a bunch of leftover shields from Oathmark Humans if you need more.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Oathmark 16/3
Post by: scatterbrains on March 17, 2020, 12:59:17 PM
That is some very good looking fur!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Oathmark 16/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 17, 2020, 05:13:17 PM
Thank you!

Gandalf, thank you for the offer! I should have 60 sitting around, but I'll get back to you if I run out :D
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Oathmark 16/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 19, 2020, 04:33:24 PM
You guys wanted pictures of painted miniatures right? Well, guess what? I kitbashed more stuff instead.

This unholy creation uses my favourite weapon from the Oathmark sprues and favourite head from the Victrix kit, stuck on a Warhammer Kairic Acoloyte torso on top of a Fireforge Northmen cavalry model. He will serve as unit leader for the cavalry.

(https://i.imgur.com/0lYNCME.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Oathmark 16/3
Post by: von der Tann on March 19, 2020, 07:29:47 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/0lYNCME.jpg)

That looks seriously awesome!!  :o
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Even more Oathmark 19/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 20, 2020, 10:11:44 AM
And another update. Still no painting done, but another 20 infantry built. I know there is some difference between Soldiers and Spearmen, but not sure what's preferable yet so I built some Soldiers to go with the Spearmen and Warriors shown earlier.

Fireforge Northmen and Frostgrave Barbarian bodies with Oathmark human arms and Victrix viking weapons and heads. There are also a couple of Frostgrave, Oathmark and Conquest medievals heads spread in there.

(https://i.imgur.com/jbQhGgd.jpg)

What do you think? (I know, I know, you think I should get on with painting them :P)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Yet more Oathmark 20/3
Post by: Ninefingers on March 20, 2020, 10:29:39 AM
Brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Even more Oathmark 19/3
Post by: AKULA on March 20, 2020, 11:03:55 PM
What do you think? (I know, I know, you think I should get on with painting them :P)

They look the biz mate

 :)

Always nice to see you slap some paint on them, but to be fair Iíve gone through a bit of a barren patch myself in terms of painting ... at least you are still being productive, churning out models for the paint queue.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Yet more Oathmark 20/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 21, 2020, 01:57:02 PM
Nigh impossible to photograph due to massive size, but here he is anyway. Oathmark also gave me the motivation to finish this Warploque Frost Dragon that I've had half finished on my workbench for maybe four years. The base is 50x100mm.

(https://i.imgur.com/Hd99Etq.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frost Dragon 21/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 29, 2020, 01:57:12 PM
Here we go, first unit painted. Square shields as discussed earlier, tried to stick to a very limited colour palette. Also finished a Hero, the foot version of Aethelflaed.

(https://i.imgur.com/8FDuURM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FSeSrik.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Warriors painted 29/3
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on March 29, 2020, 01:58:55 PM
Looking pretty good!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Warriors painted 29/3
Post by: Bloggard on March 30, 2020, 11:38:28 AM
great stuff- that limited colour palette has worked a treat - and love the dynamic overall look.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Warriors painted 29/3
Post by: Chillyray on March 30, 2020, 02:23:10 PM
Great work, I tried something similar with some statuesque heads and female warriors 2 kit. It worked well. You achieved great animation and real character  with these figures. Please post some pics of them when they are painted!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Warriors painted 29/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 30, 2020, 02:26:41 PM
Great work, I tried something similar with some statuesque heads and female warriors 2 kit. It worked well. You achieved great animation and real character  with these figures. Please post some pics of them when they are painted!

Thank you! If you mean the female soldiers on page 1, there are painted pictures on page 2 and 3 of the thread.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Warriors painted 29/3
Post by: Ogrob on April 01, 2020, 02:53:18 PM
Quick interlude. This Copplestone Frost Giant is really a 15mm model, but perfect in size as a 28mm Ogre. I intend to use this one in Rangers of Shadow Deep.

(https://i.imgur.com/jU4fjUK.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frost Ogre 1/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 02, 2020, 04:50:11 PM
Got my spearmen painted. Took a shot from the side as well because I'm quite happy with the hedge they form ranked up.

(https://i.imgur.com/3BqaRwj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dL1yFrr.jpg)

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark spearmen painted 2/4
Post by: Pattus Magnus on April 02, 2020, 06:13:12 PM
Those look great! The parts from the different sets blend really well and I like the palette you chose.

The only question I have is about the formation- is it possible to rank the figures so the the men holding the spears in two hands are in the second rank and attack past men in the first rank who are bracing their shields? It could give the impression of a shield wall meeting the enemy, but maximizing defense. The current formation gives more of an aggressive, charging to contact, impression. The current formation is great, just wondering if the other posture is feasible.

Iím looking forward to seeing the other units you have in progress when they are complete!

(Just curious- what size base is the 15mm giant/28mm ogre on? I may add one of those guys to my collection!)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark spearmen painted 2/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 02, 2020, 06:16:51 PM
Not sure, will have to try. I think a couple of the spears are most likely to low to rank up.

The giant is on a 40mm round base.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark spearmen painted 2/4
Post by: Pattus Magnus on April 02, 2020, 06:32:21 PM
Well, even if they donít rank up well as a shield wall, the look suitably intimidating the way they are!

Thanks for the information on the base size, 40mm is the answer I was hoping for.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark spearmen painted 2/4
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on April 02, 2020, 08:08:02 PM
Lookiní good!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark spearmen painted 2/4
Post by: AKULA on April 02, 2020, 08:13:03 PM
Great additions mate...really putting me to shame with your productivity.

Particularly like the spear men, look very impressive en masse.

 8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark spearmen painted 2/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 02, 2020, 08:25:41 PM
Thank you! Once I get going with a project, I can usually churn out units pretty quick. Quicker if I limit myself in colour choice as with these.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark spearmen painted 2/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 03, 2020, 09:12:12 PM
Today I managed to finish the mounted version of Footsore's lovely Aethelflaed. I have started building a unit of armoured cavalry for her to lead. She is mounted on a Fireforge northmen horse as her original horse is much smaller.

(https://i.imgur.com/AuTJ6vm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VtYTc6C.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects -Mounted Aethelflaed painted 3/4
Post by: HappyChappy439 on April 03, 2020, 11:42:27 PM
Looking good!

And slightly late of me, but the spearmen turned out great!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects -Mounted Aethelflaed painted 3/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 05, 2020, 09:49:10 AM
Another little update. I got some more Victrix kits to kitbash armoured cavalry, but it ended up being more work than I had bargained for. The victrix gaul horses are tiny ponies, which would not fit with the Fireforge horses I had already used. For my first three models I used these spare metal horses from my collection, and now I'm having a look to see if I have or need to get something more.

(https://i.imgur.com/WgNb0nj.jpg)

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Armoured cavalry 5/4
Post by: AKULA on April 05, 2020, 06:38:00 PM
I think you did a great job with them...my only query would be the cloaks, which suggest dynamic movement, whereas the mounts are stationary...I guess it could be a windy day though  ;)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Armoured cavalry 5/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 05, 2020, 07:26:11 PM
Agree, that is a bit of a concern. I've thought of swapping the horses out because I can't make a unit of ten from these anyway.

Will have to wait until the rest of the unit are built, and then we'll see how they look.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Armoured cavalry 5/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 06, 2020, 06:58:53 PM
Swapped the horses out for Perry 100 year war horses. Didn't have anything that matched the metals anyway, and like Akula said, the riders look better with more dynamic horses.

(https://i.imgur.com/qmeK3Y1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qJ0SUa5.jpg)

I think kite shields for these, what do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbash cavalry 6/4
Post by: AKULA on April 06, 2020, 07:57:38 PM
The new mounts look a thousand times better...like you said much more dynamic

Re:shields - kite shields would work, or a small round one. Either way, great work mate

 8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbash cavalry 6/4
Post by: Bloggard on April 07, 2020, 08:26:02 AM
fantastic work on the kit-bashes... so many on these boards now seem to be doing lovely conversions / green-stuff work ... yours look some of the best !

and think you're onto something with the limited colour palettes.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbash cavalry 6/4
Post by: Thew1 on April 07, 2020, 03:43:00 PM
Those cavalry are looking great. The mounted Aethelflaed leading the cavalry will be a brilliantly dynamic looking unit. Looking forward to seeing them painted  :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbash cavalry 6/4
Post by: HappyChappy439 on April 07, 2020, 04:06:04 PM
The full unit looks great! And agreed, the speedier looking horses definitely pair up well with the flowing cloaks!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbash cavalry 6/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 10, 2020, 10:08:22 PM
Thanks guys! Painting is underway. Still waiting on my rulebook, would really like to start making army lists so I can plan the next step in this force.

Still, managed to get this Hasslefree sorceress finished. Got her in their kickstarter a couple of years back along with a bunch of other models, and they have slowly been finding their way into my different projects since. She does look a lot like Mrs. Santa Claus in this colour scheme, but whatever, it'll be fine with an army around her.

(https://i.imgur.com/4JTDbnE.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Hasslefree sorceress 10/4
Post by: AKULA on April 10, 2020, 10:20:11 PM
Lovely paint job.....have the same mini in my paint queue, but a much more dull colour scheme in mind - the red looks cracking though  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Hasslefree sorceress 10/4
Post by: Captain Blood on April 10, 2020, 10:39:29 PM
What a lovely figure  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Hasslefree sorceress 10/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 13, 2020, 01:42:44 PM
And here we go, last day of my easter holiday and going back to work tomorrow. Did manage to finish painting the cavalry and another Hasslefree character.

Took some shots of the cavalry in action as well as with Aethelflaed in the unit. I'm already halfway to breaking the spears, will have to replace them with something a little sturdier very soon.

(https://i.imgur.com/jlhKCYP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/K3xhOt4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tTOjHUV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XaYPebC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LPkZPg9.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ride for ruin 13/4
Post by: Codsticker on April 13, 2020, 02:15:38 PM
Really impressive kit bashing on those cavalry- very natural looking.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ride for ruin 13/4
Post by: Thew1 on April 13, 2020, 06:00:17 PM
The cavalry look superb, as does the entire army   :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ride for ruin 13/4
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on April 13, 2020, 06:49:58 PM
Stunning work!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ride for ruin 13/4
Post by: Bloggard on April 13, 2020, 07:57:15 PM
great stuff.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ride for ruin 13/4
Post by: Captain Blood on April 13, 2020, 09:15:59 PM
Very effective  :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ride for ruin 13/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 13, 2020, 09:40:29 PM
Thanks all! Might have another little update very soon.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ride for ruin 13/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 16, 2020, 06:47:15 AM
Here we are, two more models finished. I stole the idea for these conversions from someone, but I can't remember where. Frostgrave armoured wraiths with Barbarian heads. For Oathmark they will be Champions, the fighty unit leaders. These old men are just out to murder some people, they do not care to give orders.

(https://i.imgur.com/v83dV4F.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ride for ruin 13/4
Post by: AKULA on April 16, 2020, 06:51:56 AM
The whole force is excellent, but those last two figures are just  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Champions 16/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 17, 2020, 08:01:47 AM
Remember those metal horses that I tried out for the cavalry unit? They came from a set of three russian bogatyrs from a strange russian ebay seller. I got them a while back, but never really settled on a project where they would fit.

Last night I grabbed the riders for a second look and thought they might be ok in this army, with it's vague dark age northern aesthetic. Two of the models had helmets that were a little bit too eastern in flavour though, so I did a quick job with a jeweler's saw and grabbed two of the spare helmets from Victrix's saxons. Really nice to be able to get a clean nose guard with a helmet swap.

(https://i.imgur.com/zDF2Ag7.jpg)

I have some Bad Squiddo mounted shieldmaidens coming, and we'll see how these fit together. Maybe put some cloaks on them, maybe swap the shields.

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Champions 16/4
Post by: AKULA on April 17, 2020, 08:38:22 AM
A very tidy job on those helmets.

I look forward to seeing what you make of the Bad Squiddo shieldmaidens - cloaks and shield swops sound like a good way to knit different sculptors figures together into a more cohesive unit...that and the palette youíve chosen

 8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Champions 16/4
Post by: Ethelred the Almost Ready on April 17, 2020, 08:52:08 AM
Very impressive work here.  I particularly like the cavalry and the old bloke on the left - looks like James Cosmo, aka cousin Angus.  Great painting, kitbashing and general execution.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ride for ruin 13/4
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on April 17, 2020, 11:03:50 AM
Here we are, two more models finished. I stole the idea for these conversions from someone, but I can't remember where. Frostgrave armoured wraiths with Barbarian heads. For Oathmark they will be Champions, the fighty unit leaders. These old men are just out to murder some people, they do not care to give orders.

(https://i.imgur.com/v83dV4F.jpg)

As I said on FB, this is hugely inspired. Made me look at the whole Frostgrave metal range in a completely different light. These guys even look like army generals, to be honest, they're far too badass to just be unit leaders - there's a real Geralt and Vesemir vibe to them.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ride for ruin 13/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 17, 2020, 11:13:55 AM
As I said on FB, this is hugely inspired. Made me look at the whole Frostgrave metal range in a completely different light. These guys even look like army generals, to be honest, they're far too badass to just be unit leaders - there's a real Geralt and Vesemir vibe to them.

Thank you! Oathmark has Champions, who are unit leaders that are extra good at murdering things. That's what I have a mind to run these as.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Champions 16/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 19, 2020, 08:29:10 AM
The projects in this thread have to a large extent been about kitbashing with things I already own. Like all of you I also have a huge lead mountain and a lot of it is vaguely northern in theme, bought with the vague excuse that I can use it in Frostgrave. This project has been great for getting paint on a couple of untouched models, and todays update is one of those. Bad Squiddo's Norse Witch on Moose. Lovely miniature, I had been eyeing it for Saga but not gotten around to painting it before.

(https://i.imgur.com/tUycQc3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7L7MnaY.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Witch on Moose 19/4
Post by: Bearwoodman on April 19, 2020, 09:21:58 AM
She is great! So unusual, and on the face of it quite vulnerable in a battle. But her expression is so calm and steely I think many normally brave warriors will be unsettled...
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Witch on Moose 19/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 26, 2020, 09:11:27 AM
Managed to kitbash some archers that fit the look I'm going for. At first I had no thought to add bows to the Victrix bodies as they are so dynamic in pose but then I saw someone had done it on a Rangers of Shadow Deep group so I gave it a go and came up with some (in my opinion) pretty decent archery poses. I've tried to pose quivers to explain some of the strangers poses as drawing arrows. All parts are either Victrix or Oathmark.

(https://i.imgur.com/z1JZcPj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/w0UEwrV.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Archer kitbash 26/4
Post by: fluffy05 on April 26, 2020, 10:44:33 AM
Fantastic conversions!

Iím really loving this thread thank you  ;)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Archer kitbash 26/4
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on April 26, 2020, 11:07:09 AM
Those are super dynamic! Hadn't considered using the Oathmark arms on Victrix, that's inspired. Did you find any issues making them align properly?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Archer kitbash 26/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 26, 2020, 11:49:33 AM
Those are super dynamic! Hadn't considered using the Oathmark arms on Victrix, that's inspired. Did you find any issues making them align properly?

They acctually align really well on the torsos that take full length arms, so shoulder width seems to match really well. I tried Fireforge Northmen bow arms but they were much trickier.

Of course a lot of the Victrix models have upper arms molded on their torsos so I have done a bunch of cutting on several of these to make more natural fits. For example the guy in the gambesson i nthe second row has his oathmark arms cut down to fit onto the gambesson sleeves.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Archer kitbash 26/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 26, 2020, 11:53:45 AM
Fantastic conversions!

Iím really loving this thread thank you  ;)

Thank you! Glad you enjoy!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Archer kitbash 26/4
Post by: HappyChappy439 on April 26, 2020, 11:55:33 AM
These look great! The green-stuff elbows for drawing arrows turned out great too, probably a good idea to stop them becoming contortionists!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Archer kitbash 26/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 26, 2020, 03:55:11 PM
Also managed to get these Soldiers finished today (or yesterday mostly, just had to rebase the Officer so that his cloak would allow ranking up behind). I posted the builds earlier, but the main thing is that I cut Victrix weapons and hands onto Oathmark arms. I was a little worried about making these and Spearmen before seeing the rules, just in case one was much better than the other but I think that there is a place for both. Soldiers are cheaper and only miss out on a little defense against charging cavalry.

(https://i.imgur.com/hyokLmE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XBDgulo.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Soldiers completed 26/4
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on April 26, 2020, 06:29:09 PM
Absolutely ace kitbashing on those archers!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Soldiers completed 26/4
Post by: Bloggard on April 26, 2020, 09:01:14 PM
yes, looking fantastic.
and the limited colour palette continues to work a treat.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Soldiers completed 26/4
Post by: Ogrob on May 02, 2020, 11:28:47 AM
I've had this model for a while, from Bad Squiddo's shieldmaiden kickstarter. I love the artwork that it's based on (Frey by Johan Egerkrans) but struggled to find a home for her in a project. I've rebased the model three times with different games in mind and it seems third time is the charm. Oathmark has a monster called Indriks, which are supposed to be wooly Rhinos, but the stats fit a giant boar pretty well.

If I end up playing Saga: Age of Magic with these same models she could also be a Warlord on beast.

(https://i.imgur.com/lUxjuDF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/U0LsBNs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ePPRiLe.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GPVh3Wh.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Bad Squiddo Freyja on Boar 2/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 07, 2020, 07:43:48 PM
Got the Barbarian kitbash painted. He may see some action in Rangers of Shadow Deep if I get around to playing solo at some point.

He's a kitbash of GW Kairic Acoloyte, Vicrix viking and Frostgrave barbarian.

(https://i.imgur.com/OSQJPVv.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian 7/5
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 08, 2020, 01:57:02 AM
Great looking work!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian 7/5
Post by: RAD on May 08, 2020, 06:15:24 AM
Waow, very nice that barbarian!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian 7/5
Post by: AKULA on May 08, 2020, 07:09:54 AM
Some great additions over the last couple of updates mate, that deep red really works well en masse, and the barbarian is possibly your best kit bash yet.

 :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian 7/5
Post by: HappyChappy439 on May 08, 2020, 09:24:31 AM
Excellent work!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian 7/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 18, 2020, 07:19:20 PM
Got the Archers painted to a tabletop standard. Wasn't super into working on these, but they turned out ok I think.

(https://i.imgur.com/AyUpDPK.jpg)

Also finished some form of Hero that can join the unit if needed. Our current theory for Oathmark is that Commanders acctually go pretty well in ranged units.

(https://i.imgur.com/iCgX5Fv.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some archers for Oathmark 18/5
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 18, 2020, 11:25:20 PM
I think they came out great! I also like the hero. Nice color choices.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some archers for Oathmark 18/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 21, 2020, 08:56:28 AM
And we come back briefly to the first project in this thread, the Guardians of the Autumnwood. Had to have this lovely model from Phil Hynes' Bears Head minis. I had been looking for a good Ent-type mini to use, especially as I can awaken forests in game with this force.

(https://i.imgur.com/ok7JorT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2RtwCju.jpg)

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ogalump the Forest Guardian 21/5
Post by: Bearwoodman on May 21, 2020, 09:38:44 AM
Bears Head miniatures do some very interesting and characterful miniatures, dont they? (They also offer good service - I ordered a couple for a friend one evening a few weeks ago and they arrived two days later). I like the way this Ent has the hint of a face without it being too obvious. The autumnal paint job looks great too. Where did you get the leaves from?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ogalump the Forest Guardian 21/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 21, 2020, 09:48:52 AM
Bears Head miniatures do some very interesting and characterful miniatures, dont they? (They also offer good service - I ordered a couple for a friend one evening a few weeks ago and they arrived two days later). I like the way this Ent has the hint of a face without it being too obvious. The autumnal paint job looks great too. Where did you get the leaves from?

Yes, and he does some of the best animals around too. The leaves are from Green Stuff World, I think they're just coloured birch seed pods.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ogalump the Forest Guardian 21/5
Post by: AKULA on May 21, 2020, 09:52:42 AM
Great looking mini and an excellent paint job

 :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian 7/5
Post by: Grimmnar on May 24, 2020, 03:57:44 AM
Also finished some form of Hero that can join the unit if needed. Our current theory for Oathmark is that Commanders acctually go pretty well in ranged units.

(https://i.imgur.com/iCgX5Fv.jpg)
Where does this mini come from?

Grimm
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ogalump the Forest Guardian 21/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 24, 2020, 09:01:25 AM
It's a kitbash. The body is from Victrix saxons, from the command sprue in that set. The arms are from the Oathmark elf kit, cut down a little to fit on the saxon body. The head is a Frostgrave wizard bit.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ogalump the Forest Guardian 21/5
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on June 10, 2020, 09:51:31 PM
Nice work on the Guardian, mate - you must have enough of a bestiary by now to run a hell of a Frostgrave/RoSD game.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ogalump the Forest Guardian 21/5
Post by: Ogrob on June 12, 2020, 11:19:51 AM
Nice work on the Guardian, mate - you must have enough of a bestiary by now to run a hell of a Frostgrave/RoSD game.

Thank you! I have a pretty massive bestiary for Frostgrave indeed, far from all of it posted online. Did an extended random encounter table in our last campaign just to accomodate my collection :D
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Ogalump the Forest Guardian 21/5
Post by: Ogrob on June 14, 2020, 05:53:40 PM
A small update for my Autumnwood Guardians. The Lords of the Wild have a special unit of shapeshifters that can hide in units of Warriors that seem pretty fun. Just need some more melee Warriors.

The models are from North Star.

(https://i.imgur.com/CgP6Xa8.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Werewolves 14/6
Post by: AKULA on June 14, 2020, 07:05:42 PM
Lovely paint jobs (and bases)....hadnít seen those figures before - good work all round

 :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Werewolves 14/6
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on June 15, 2020, 03:32:03 AM
Great work again!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Werewolves 14/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 16, 2020, 02:41:57 PM
Finished a couple of units for my Oathmark army. Nothing fancy, but it will do. A box worth of oathmark goblin wolf riders and five small wolves.

As you can see from the side shot, the wolf riders do not rank up well. I had to take the rear bar of off the Sarissa movement trays as they were way to tight.

(https://i.imgur.com/hpeaPkC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xB7aiW1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3brCTPH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XCVeUlg.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf riders and wolves 16/6
Post by: AKULA on June 16, 2020, 03:26:58 PM
Nice job - what make are the wolves...are those Northstar?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf riders and wolves 16/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 16, 2020, 03:31:16 PM
Nice job - what make are the wolves...are those Northstar?

No, they are all Phil Hynes sculpts. Three are sold by Bad Squiddo and the two slightly smaller are directly from his shop, Bears Head Minis.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf riders and wolves 16/6
Post by: Koyote on June 16, 2020, 07:51:20 PM
I'm not a fan of the Oathmark wolves, but you've done a really good job on them. 

Love your work.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf riders and wolves 16/6
Post by: HappyChappy439 on June 16, 2020, 11:57:38 PM
Nice work!

Also I'm a bit late to the party, but those werewolf sculpts are pretty great!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf riders and wolves 16/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 23, 2020, 09:57:26 PM
Thanks guys! More goblins are incoming as I just got a big delivery of Oathmark goodies today. Couldn't resist starting with a kitbash using some bits from the Elven Light Infantry, so here are a few more warriors for my Guardians.

Bodies are Frostgrave Soldiers II, Wizards II and Fireforge peasant. Heads are from wizards and peasants and Shieldwolf Shieldmaids. Cloaks are all Victrix gaul bits, and finally the arms are from the Oathmark light elves. Really wish I had this kit when I started the Autumnwood project.

(https://i.imgur.com/LOrqK8r.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing with Oathmark elves 23/6
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on June 24, 2020, 01:12:41 AM
Great work, as usual mate! Looking forward to seeing them painted. Reminds me that I need to get some female Outlaws done for my project.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing with Oathmark elves 23/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 25, 2020, 09:57:19 AM
Ended up building a bunch more because I really like how these came out. The elf kit is super handy with some great bits. The metal character in these photos is from that same release and I tried to genderswap two plastic elf bodies to match her. Think they came out pretty well. The rest are built from the same kits as above. All will get round shields once painting is complete.

(https://i.imgur.com/Y3hPWXi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AeCYIDH.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Oathmark elves 25/6
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on June 25, 2020, 10:41:45 AM
More great figures. I like the addition of the cat. I will need to get some of that Elven light infantry it seems.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Oathmark elves 25/6
Post by: AKULA on June 25, 2020, 11:02:46 AM
Some good additions there, looking forward to seeing the painted shots

 :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Oathmark elves 25/6
Post by: scatterbrains on June 25, 2020, 11:15:31 AM
Some very cool looking poses, the girl with the cat looks like she aint taking any prisoners!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Oathmark elves 25/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 25, 2020, 01:43:09 PM
Thanks guys, they were a lot of fun to make and have moved up to the head of the painting queue so I hope to have some progress to show you soon.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Oathmark elves 25/6
Post by: Captain Blood on June 26, 2020, 09:51:08 AM
They look great. I clearly need yet more plastic kits!  :D
So these are principally made up from, what, Oathmark elf light infantry and Frostgrave female soldiers? Plus the Shieldwolf stuff?

You are well and truly addicted to kitbashing, BTW. I thought I had it bad, but you are way out ahead lol
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Oathmark elves 25/6
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 26, 2020, 09:57:35 AM
Cracking conversions  8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Oathmark elves 25/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 26, 2020, 10:15:36 AM
They look great. I clearly need yet more plastic kits!  :D
So these are principally made up from, what, Oathmark elf light infantry and Frostgrave female soldiers? Plus the Shieldwolf stuff?

You are well and truly addicted to kitbashing, BTW. I thought I had it bad, but you are way out ahead lol

Thank you and yes, those are the main kits used. I've also used a couple of Fireforge peasant rabble bodies and heads for variety. I also really like the Frostgrave female wizards kit for head sculpts, it has some really good variety and expressions.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Oathmark elves 25/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 30, 2020, 10:10:49 PM
I don't think I showed the builds for these because not all of them are new. A couple of these have been shown in my Game of Thrones thread but never got finished for that project. Ahead of a game of Oathmark I pulled together those old build and any dark age cavalry bits I had remaining to make a unit of 10 Mounted Rangers. Bits from Gripping Beast, Victrix, Oathmark, Conquest Games. The leader is one of those russian cavalrymen shown earlier in the thread.

(https://i.imgur.com/GAteUlg.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Horse archers 1/7
Post by: HappyChappy439 on June 30, 2020, 10:46:15 PM
Nice kitbashing! The combination of kits works great!

If anything, the dynamic leaning poses for the archers work better on horseback!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Horse archers 1/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 12, 2020, 06:56:54 PM
I've managed to paint up the new female Soldier/elf Light Infantry kitbashes. Personally I think these turned out better than the earlier builds with Shieldmaid arms.

(https://i.imgur.com/bJZRV9C.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iRgax7m.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HjfRcZx.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Horse archers 1/7
Post by: AKULA on July 12, 2020, 07:08:23 PM
What do you think?

Personally Iím still in two minds about the actual sprue/female boxset but those are the best paint jobs Iíve seen for the figures, and might sway me to buy a box or two. Great choice of palette as always.

 :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female ranger kitbashes 12/7
Post by: Captain Blood on July 12, 2020, 09:09:19 PM
Very nice Ogrob  8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female ranger kitbashes 12/7
Post by: HappyChappy439 on July 12, 2020, 11:28:29 PM
Great work! And agreed with Akula, the woodland-tone palette works really well
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female ranger kitbashes 12/7
Post by: LouieN on July 12, 2020, 11:31:45 PM
The conversions are lovely and I enjoy the autumn color theme
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female ranger kitbashes 12/7
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on July 13, 2020, 12:27:34 AM
Looking good mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female ranger kitbashes 12/7
Post by: beefcake on July 13, 2020, 05:32:40 AM
Great stuff. I hadn't checked since page 7 and I'm glad I didn't because I had an absolute feast looking at all your wonderful work. Very nice!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female ranger kitbashes 12/7
Post by: Bloggard on July 13, 2020, 01:26:33 PM
excellent  :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female ranger kitbashes 12/7
Post by: scatterbrains on July 13, 2020, 02:48:11 PM
Beautiful group of dangerous ladies, +1 on the color choice!

Also I hadn't seen the rangers yet, lovely work to use so many kits and still make them look like a unit.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf riders and wolves 16/6
Post by: von der Tann on July 13, 2020, 02:50:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/LOrqK8r.jpg)

Are those Fireforge Northmen shields?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf riders and wolves 16/6
Post by: Ogrob on July 13, 2020, 02:52:30 PM
Thanks everyone, glad you like them!

Are those Fireforge Northmen shields?

Yes, that's right.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf riders and wolves 16/6
Post by: von der Tann on July 13, 2020, 02:53:30 PM
Yes, that's right.

Thank you very much! I think they should sell bits bags of those shields - I really like them - they are so simple yet detailed and a great canvas ... :)
Ohh ... and it goes without saying that I really like your kitbashing/conversion. Inspiring - please consider your ideas stolen!

Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female ranger kitbashes 12/7
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on July 13, 2020, 05:35:01 PM
You knocked these out of the park. They're so good I'm tempted to buy the Elf kit for some female soldiers too (and I never touch knife-ears). Awesome, awesome job.

In the very first painted pic, the female ranger on the far right, is her sword part of the Elf plastic set?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female ranger kitbashes 12/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 13, 2020, 06:02:14 PM
You knocked these out of the park. They're so good I'm tempted to buy the Elf kit for some female soldiers too (and I never touch knife-ears). Awesome, awesome job.

In the very first painted pic, the female ranger on the far right, is her sword part of the Elf plastic set?

Thank you! I'm sure you'd like the kit, it makes great human rangers as well. The long sword is indeed in the kit, one on each sprue so six in a box.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female ranger kitbashes 12/7
Post by: AKULA on July 13, 2020, 06:03:18 PM
Thank you! I'm sure you'd like the kit, it makes great human rangers as well. The long sword is indeed in the kit, one on each sprue so six in a box.

Damn it....pushing me towards another box as well  lol
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female ranger kitbashes 12/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 13, 2020, 06:08:29 PM
Damn it....pushing me towards another box as well  lol

North Star should pay me :D
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female ranger kitbashes 12/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 14, 2020, 07:42:38 PM
Speaking of North Star's models here is a small update. Since this is my first goblin hero painted in a long long time he will inherit the name Ogrob which I've used online since the mid 90s.

Presenting Ogrob Headtaker, riding his ferocious Dire Wolf One-Eye:
(https://i.imgur.com/UIGLtj9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/o1fIbR9.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf rider hero 14/7
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on July 15, 2020, 11:00:22 AM
Nice one!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf rider hero 14/7
Post by: Askellad on July 15, 2020, 01:41:34 PM
Strong kitbash here! Really nice ! Jealous of the ideas !
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf rider hero 14/7
Post by: Swordisdrawn on July 16, 2020, 06:47:02 AM
Nice
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf rider hero 14/7
Post by: AKULA on July 18, 2020, 08:19:53 PM
Nice work...especially like the human head dangling by the riders side.

 :)

I keep seeing figures armed with that sort of pick axe now...I guess itís a simple but effective improvised weapon.

Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf rider hero 14/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 27, 2020, 09:14:55 AM
Don't usually post my terrain and scenery here, but I thought I would make an exception for this one. Been wanting to get my hands on one of GW's Rohan house kits for a while and finally got around to it last week. I'd seen some other examples of one turned into a blacksmith shop and so I simply followed a video on YouTube about it.

Added a base and a bunch of details to make it come alive.

(https://i.imgur.com/raXbC5f.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/U0HmHaX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TEe2Dl0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/riq8dD9.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Red Orc on July 27, 2020, 09:27:39 AM
That's a beautiful job you've done there. You really should post your terrain on here, because of this one is indicative of the rest, it looks great!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Elk101 on July 27, 2020, 09:53:33 AM
I like what you have done with that. Good work.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on July 27, 2020, 11:44:14 AM
Brilliant work! You have really taken that GW model, which is admittedly cool, and made it even better. I love you vision and sense of imagination.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 27, 2020, 11:49:47 AM
Looks great  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: AKULA on July 27, 2020, 11:55:24 AM
Love it - as others have already said, youíve taken something decent and improved it further still.

The steps are a particularly nice touch.

 8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Captain Blood on July 27, 2020, 12:01:38 PM
Nice build.

I'm just waiting for the blacksmith's apron to go fluttering away in the breeze and land at the bottom of the steps ;)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on July 27, 2020, 12:54:17 PM
Between you and Akula, I'll need to keep a list soon of the number of ideas I'm getting from your threads.

Great stuff, as ever. My only comment would be why you don't share the rest of your terrain on here - it looks blimmin' awesome!!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 27, 2020, 03:13:50 PM
Thank you everyone! I should say that I did not come up with the modification to the building itself, here is a Youtube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3j3sunEyIM&t=1085s) that I used. Recommend watching that guy on 0.75 speed though, he talks super fast.

Nice build.

I'm just waiting for the blacksmith's apron to go fluttering away in the breeze and land at the bottom of the steps ;)

Haha, and a ranger rides by wistfully looking at the apron in the breeze. Something is not right in the blacksmith's house....
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Digits on July 27, 2020, 03:25:32 PM
Nice piece of scenery.  Rohan house works nicely for that.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 28, 2020, 02:33:48 PM
Since you guys liked the terrain here is a quick snap of my collection of Fogou Models stone huts. I can not recommend them enough, lovely product.

(https://i.imgur.com/dH3otQD.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Collection of stone huts 28/7
Post by: HappyChappy439 on July 28, 2020, 03:10:36 PM
They look great! A fine crop o' beehives!

Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Collection of stone huts 28/7
Post by: Hupp n at em on July 28, 2020, 03:13:30 PM
Wow, lots of great stuff here.  The mounted Viking-esque cavalry especially.  Great work!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Collection of stone huts 28/7
Post by: AKULA on July 28, 2020, 03:14:42 PM
Terrain-tastic  8)

Useful also if you want to create a Jedi Masterís retreat  ;)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Collection of stone huts 28/7
Post by: Captain Blood on July 28, 2020, 08:26:28 PM
Super collection of the lovely Fogou stone buildings.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Collection of stone huts 28/7
Post by: Red Orc on July 28, 2020, 10:33:29 PM
Lovely buildings.

I hope they're not in the same village as the blacksmith, or he might start to wonder why the guy with the forge is the only one in the village with a flammable house!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Collection of stone huts 28/7
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on July 29, 2020, 03:50:58 PM
I especially like the one on the hill.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Collection of stone huts 28/7
Post by: Ogrob on September 06, 2020, 04:32:55 PM
Here's another episode in "What I kitbashed recently". No particular game in mind for these, may not even paint them, but I really like how they came together. Oathmark light elves with bits from Perry, Fireforge and Victrix to make some Tolkien-inspired Rangers.

(https://i.imgur.com/vfssGCm.jpg)

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Collection of stone huts 28/7
Post by: AKULA on September 06, 2020, 06:27:57 PM
Thoughts?

Excellent - those Rangers look like theyíd fit in with a variety of fantasy settings.

Trying my best not to order the elves ... donít need any more plastic right now  ;D
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Gray Company 6/9
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 06, 2020, 07:38:10 PM
They look the part! Great work, yet again!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Jack Hooligan on November 11, 2020, 02:42:33 AM
Since you guys liked the terrain here is a quick snap of my collection of Fogou Models stone huts. I can not recommend them enough, lovely product.

(https://i.imgur.com/dH3otQD.jpg)

I really dig what youíve done here. As Iím about to order some Fogou huts, Iím curious what it is you base them with? Plastic? Wood? Foam?

Iíd love to read about your basing technique here!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Ogrob on November 11, 2020, 06:01:25 AM
I really dig what youíve done here. As Iím about to order some Fogou huts, Iím curious what it is you base them with? Plastic? Wood? Foam?

Iíd love to read about your basing technique here!

All of the above. Two of them are based on 2mm mdf, two on 2mm plasticard and the hilltop one is foam. I use Vallejo texture paste to texture and then a mix of flocks, finshing with some grass tufts.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Gray Company 6/9
Post by: BZ on November 11, 2020, 06:55:20 AM
I just found this topic. One of the best fantasy kitbashings I ever seen!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Gray Company 6/9
Post by: Bloggard on November 11, 2020, 08:26:52 AM
yes, it's really great stuff.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Gray Company 6/9
Post by: Ogrob on November 11, 2020, 12:09:19 PM
I just found this topic. One of the best fantasy kitbashings I ever seen!

Thank you! Been a bit unproductive lately but I hope to have some updates here again soon.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Zaheer on November 11, 2020, 12:36:55 PM
Since you guys liked the terrain here is a quick snap of my collection of Fogou Models stone huts. I can not recommend them enough, lovely product.

(https://i.imgur.com/dH3otQD.jpg)

Thanks for the plug, these look awesome! And this is the first time I've seen this thread too, brilliant conversion, kit bashing choices and painting that ties everything together really nicely. Now pics of the minis with the huts please! ;)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Jack Hooligan on November 11, 2020, 01:06:05 PM
All of the above. Two of them are based on 2mm mdf, two on 2mm plasticard and the hilltop one is foam. I use Vallejo texture paste to texture and then a mix of flocks, finshing with some grass tufts.

Any particular reason some are on MDF but others on plasticard? Is there a preference? Do you need a specific tool to cut and round MDF?

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan house into Blacksmith shop 27/7
Post by: Ogrob on November 11, 2020, 03:52:18 PM
Thanks for the plug, these look awesome! And this is the first time I've seen this thread too, brilliant conversion, kit bashing choices and painting that ties everything together really nicely. Now pics of the minis with the huts please! ;)

Check my Dark Ages thread for a few at least. Great job making them!

Any particular reason some are on MDF but others on plasticard? Is there a preference? Do you need a specific tool to cut and round MDF?

Thanks again!

What I had lying around. 2mm mdf can be cut with scissors and hobby knives, but thicker mdfs need proper tools which I lack.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Gray Company 6/9
Post by: Ogrob on November 21, 2020, 01:10:14 PM
Another little random kitbash for today. Using the new Frostgrave Knights kit together with the barbarians to make a more barbaric Templar for Frostgrave/Rangers of Shadow Deep.

(https://i.imgur.com/BwxhFSY.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Another Frostgrave kitbash 21/11
Post by: BZ on November 21, 2020, 01:57:05 PM
Very nice, I like it!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Another Frostgrave kitbash 21/11
Post by: Ogrob on November 21, 2020, 10:42:31 PM
Got some painting done today too. Going to spend some time getting a beastiary expanded for Dungeons and Dragons (in case I run that in the future) as well as Frostgrave and Rangers of Shadow Deep.

This cute boy is from Steamforged Game's range called Epic Encounters, made in a kind of hard board game plastic. Painted up nice and quick.

(https://i.imgur.com/uu4uCtN.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Magma-basilisk 21/11
Post by: SotF on November 22, 2020, 03:15:59 AM
Looks great, I've been considering grabbing the kobold and dragon boxes, the dragon seems quite impressive and I could use them for D&D games anyway.

How well attached are the minis to the bases?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Magma-basilisk 21/11
Post by: Ogrob on November 22, 2020, 10:12:46 AM
Looks great, I've been considering grabbing the kobold and dragon boxes, the dragon seems quite impressive and I could use them for D&D games anyway.

How well attached are the minis to the bases?

Pretty firm but it was possible to get the basilisk off its base without ruining either. Had to cut through a foot tab that was glued into the base.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Magma-basilisk 21/11
Post by: AKULA on November 22, 2020, 10:21:34 AM
Nice work on the basilisk.

Really like the Frostgrave kitbash as well....havenít got a box of the knights yet, but on my todo list

 :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Magma-basilisk 21/11
Post by: OSHIROmodels on November 22, 2020, 10:46:28 AM
Very cool  8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Magma-basilisk 21/11
Post by: Ogrob on December 06, 2020, 01:01:28 PM
Another little update. I've had my eyes on the Reaper Bones stone circle for a while. It's one of those things where I could break out the foam cutter and make one myself, but the Bones is very affordable and will be a lot more durable for transport and play. Quick and dirty drybrush and some tufts to get it ready for the table:
(https://i.imgur.com/KLFBHPM.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Stone Circle 6/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 06, 2020, 09:01:53 PM
Another small update today, got the Barbarian Templar kitbash painted. Very much doing odds and ends right now, some Rangers of Shadow Deep, some Dungeons and Dragons, just trying to chip away at the mountain of plastic.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZhIzxGW.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian Warrior 6/12
Post by: AKULA on December 06, 2020, 09:41:43 PM
Thatís a handy piece of terrain...must confess hadnít looked at their terrain before now.

I like the pant job on the kitbash figure as well...keep chipping away at that mountain  ;)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian Warrior 6/12
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on December 07, 2020, 01:24:42 AM
That kitbash works well. I had not really considered Reaper Bones terrain either but you did a great job with it.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian Warrior 6/12
Post by: LouieN on December 07, 2020, 01:43:57 AM
That fighter came out great and the terrain. 
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian Warrior 6/12
Post by: SotF on December 07, 2020, 03:51:58 AM
I've done one of their circles as well, they paint up rather well and easily.

I've been thinking about getting a second one that would fit with some of the more dark ages style army that I've been working on rather than the deep woods version that my initial one was.

The one thing that mixes really well with it is their stone altar piece, I think it was, initially, intended to be the centerpiece of the circle but was made separate because it would work well as a cheap, generic fantasy terrain piece for the wilderness.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian Warrior 6/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 07, 2020, 04:10:31 PM
I've done one of their circles as well, they paint up rather well and easily.

I've been thinking about getting a second one that would fit with some of the more dark ages style army that I've been working on rather than the deep woods version that my initial one was.

The one thing that mixes really well with it is their stone altar piece, I think it was, initially, intended to be the centerpiece of the circle but was made separate because it would work well as a cheap, generic fantasy terrain piece for the wilderness.

That is a nice piece indeed. I already have some stone altars, but one can always have another, right?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian Warrior 6/12
Post by: SotF on December 08, 2020, 08:31:44 PM
That is a nice piece indeed. I already have some stone altars, but one can always have another, right?

It's also extremely cheap and easy to paint. I've seen a few others beyond the one I have thanks to a couple being in the local stores stockpile for terrain along with a couple other people having them for D&D stuff and none of them seem to need any cleanup...
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian Warrior 6/12
Post by: Jack Hooligan on December 08, 2020, 09:05:12 PM
ha! I didn't know Reaper did terrain either. I've already bought Fogou huts because of this thread...now I'm buying stone circles!

is this the stone alter people are referring to?

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Gh34KQaD7pI/WbzD2qtoOeI/AAAAAAAAI-Y/7kyEyoSEBjMeYxe2R9zptrv0zmS_AnTcQCLcBGAs/s1600/20170915BonesAltar2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian Warrior 6/12
Post by: SotF on December 10, 2020, 03:08:29 AM
ha! I didn't know Reaper did terrain either. I've already bought Fogou huts because of this thread...now I'm buying stone circles!

is this the stone alter people are referring to?

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Gh34KQaD7pI/WbzD2qtoOeI/AAAAAAAAI-Y/7kyEyoSEBjMeYxe2R9zptrv0zmS_AnTcQCLcBGAs/s1600/20170915BonesAltar2.jpg)

Yeah that's the one. It slots into the center of the mystic circle
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Barbarian Warrior 6/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 12, 2020, 05:26:40 PM
Recently received Westfalia's kickstarted Pride Knights set and one of them fit the look quite well for my current DnD character. A Perry longbow, some arrows and a dagger to make sure it's correctly armed.

(https://i.imgur.com/dUQt9hW.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Archer 12/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 15, 2020, 07:00:36 PM
And painted, together with three friends.

(https://i.imgur.com/3J2UTmx.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Adventuring party 15/12
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on December 15, 2020, 07:07:53 PM
Cool party!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Adventuring party 15/12
Post by: AKULA on December 15, 2020, 07:09:29 PM
Cracking paint jobs, really like the palette

The figure with the longbow looks like he has just shot an orc at 200 yds while somersaulting through the air, and isnít even going to look because he is THAT GOOD  ;)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Adventuring party 15/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 15, 2020, 07:48:45 PM
Cracking paint jobs, really like the palette

The figure with the longbow looks like he has just shot an orc at 200 yds while somersaulting through the air, and isnít even going to look because he is THAT GOOD  ;)

That's certainly what I would like to be able to do :D
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Adventuring party 15/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 19, 2020, 04:52:54 PM
Decided to have another look at one of the projects in this thread, the Kingdom of the Black Duns for Oathmark. This is intended to be a mix of humans, orcs and goblins but I'm still waiting for Orcs to release from North Star. The army began with a mix of fantasy and dark age bits but then I built some units from purely Dark Age models. Looking back this created a split in appearance between the more high fantasy parts of the army and the more historical looking. I decided to re-focus on the more fantastical kitbashes.

I bashed up ten Human Linebreakers (heavy infantry with two-handed weapons) by kitbashing Frostgrave barbarians, Frostgrave knights, Perry 15th century weapons and Victrix saxon heads. Their leader is from Black Scorpion and fit right in with this aesthetic.
(https://i.imgur.com/8bJIAwA.jpg)

I then figured that this five-man cavalry unit from my Game of Thrones army is a better fit here; the men of the Black Duns wear a lot of Brigandine, while my Starks are really more about the partial plate. They will get a partial repaint and rebase to fit the colour scheme.
(https://i.imgur.com/ISjhQhZ.jpg)

And then to round them out to ten I built these fellas. They will get cloaks and fur collars one I have painted the hard to reach areas.
(https://i.imgur.com/KxuKbD0.jpg)

With the change in aesthetic priority these guys are also back in the painting queue:
(https://i.imgur.com/86V8n0S.jpg)

So yeah, sometimes one has to take stock and scrap things that don't work. Happy to move forward with this project with a stronger idea of what look I'm going for.

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big Oathmark update 19/12
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 19, 2020, 05:16:40 PM
Nice models.

Those cavalry conversions look particularly good. Who makes those horses? The discarded helmets look like Fireforge Teutonic command sprue.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big Oathmark update 19/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 19, 2020, 05:22:15 PM
Nice models.

Those cavalry conversions look particularly good. Who makes those horses? The discarded helmets look like Fireforge Teutonic command sprue.

Horses and rider bodies are from Fireforge. The helmets are indeed Teutons and the arms are from Perry.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big Oathmark update 19/12
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on December 19, 2020, 06:09:14 PM
Great stuff, as usual mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big Oathmark update 19/12
Post by: sir_shvantselot on December 19, 2020, 09:30:09 PM
Wonderfully inspiring kit bashes
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big Oathmark update 19/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 22, 2020, 11:15:43 AM
Well, I have made some progress. I partially repainted the heavy cavalry from my Starks, and this is what they turned out like:
(https://i.imgur.com/bDiLRpE.jpg)

The heraldry is two black peaks with snowy tops.

Then I got going on the medium cavalry, must say I'm very happy with the look of these. They feel like proper ruffians.

(https://i.imgur.com/OqydU7T.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some cavalry for Oathmark 22/12
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on December 22, 2020, 11:38:05 AM
Bloody hell that was a fast paintjob! They look fantastic mate, really fit your theme and the freehand on the shields is top notch.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some cavalry for Oathmark 22/12
Post by: AKULA on December 22, 2020, 11:50:29 AM
Cracking paint jobs. Really like the hood/fur cape combo on the ruffians.

 8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some cavalry for Oathmark 22/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 22, 2020, 11:59:25 AM
Cracking paint jobs. Really like the hood/fur cape combo on the ruffians.

 8)

Thank you! They are one of my favourite builds recently.

Bloody hell that was a fast paintjob! They look fantastic mate, really fit your theme and the freehand on the shields is top notch.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some cavalry for Oathmark 22/12
Post by: Neunfinger on December 22, 2020, 11:59:38 AM
That was fast indeed! They look great, good choice of colours and well painted. I like the shield design on the medium cav better than that of the heavy cav. The abstract design of the mountain peaks looks better to me than the realistic design.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some cavalry for Oathmark 22/12
Post by: BZ on December 22, 2020, 12:16:20 PM
Awesome paintjob!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some cavalry for Oathmark 22/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 22, 2020, 12:30:22 PM
Thank you! Neunfinger, really happy to hear that the abstract shield design came through. I was a little worried it just looked like an M.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some cavalry for Oathmark 22/12
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on December 22, 2020, 01:26:05 PM
Brilliant work yet again mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some cavalry for Oathmark 22/12
Post by: HappyChappy439 on December 22, 2020, 02:25:59 PM
Excellent painting! I've probably said it before but I really like the gradient shading on the shields, it looks great! Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some cavalry for Oathmark 22/12
Post by: Bloggard on December 22, 2020, 03:03:29 PM
fantastic  :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some cavalry for Oathmark 22/12
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 22, 2020, 03:15:05 PM
Excellent work.

The painted base looks good as well.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some cavalry for Oathmark 22/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 25, 2020, 02:37:14 PM
Here we go, another update. Got these four Black Scorpion ogres a while back, and have now put some paint on them. They are a little cluttered for my tastes, to many small details, but nice sculpts anyway.

(https://i.imgur.com/cGgspSJ.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - A muster of Ogres 25/12
Post by: Pattus Magnus on December 25, 2020, 04:44:14 PM
I think they look excellent- I especially like the color palette; itís subdued but has enough variety to be visually interesting. Theyíll be a tough fight for whatever opponents end up on the other side of the battlefield!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - A muster of Ogres 25/12
Post by: HappyChappy439 on December 25, 2020, 05:09:29 PM
Excellent job! And definitely agree the muted tones for the cloth work really well here (big fan of the really dark purple especially!)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - A muster of Ogres 25/12
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 25, 2020, 06:42:50 PM
Very nice work.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - A muster of Ogres 25/12
Post by: BZ on December 26, 2020, 07:07:21 AM
I love those ogres! If I hadnt got 5 from Reaper (which ones are also nice sculpts), I definitely would have bought these too. They armor and weapons are fit very well for mercenary ogres.
Nice paintjob by the way!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - A muster of Ogres 25/12
Post by: AKULA on December 26, 2020, 09:34:24 AM
Nice job mate, particularly like the one on the left with the skulls  8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - A muster of Ogres 25/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 29, 2020, 09:20:59 PM
Latest Frostgrave kit arrived today, and I had to have a quick go at a kitbash with it. The torsos are a little narrower than the Knight kit, sp they take Perry arms more easily. Overall, quite happy with this guy who will join my Linebreakers.

(https://i.imgur.com/1VqzKQl.jpg)

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frostgrave demon kitbash 29/12
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on December 29, 2020, 11:21:38 PM
I wondered who'd be first to do a kitbash with the "humanoid" legs from the Demons kit, and look who it is... :)

Really good stuff. I think this would be a great base for a heavy infantry unit, it fits your Linebreakers perfectly as you said.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frostgrave demon kitbash 29/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 29, 2020, 11:54:24 PM
I wondered who'd be first to do a kitbash with the "humanoid" legs from the Demons kit, and look who it is... :)

Really good stuff. I think this would be a great base for a heavy infantry unit, it fits your Linebreakers perfectly as you said.

Shame I only got two sprues, I split a box with a friend. Still, should be enough to fill out the unit I already have. Will probably add some fur to this one just to match the others better.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frostgrave demon kitbash 29/12
Post by: Captain Blood on December 30, 2020, 09:38:22 AM
Ooooh. I like him  8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frostgrave demon kitbash 29/12
Post by: AKULA on December 30, 2020, 09:42:16 AM
Nice looking kitbash  8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frostgrave demon kitbash 29/12
Post by: BZ on December 30, 2020, 12:26:46 PM
Nice look, but arent the arms a bit thin in comparison with the feet? How do you want to use the other bodies?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frostgrave demon kitbash 29/12
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on December 30, 2020, 10:43:54 PM
Nice work.

How many are you going to get per box?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frostgrave demon kitbash 29/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 31, 2020, 12:27:55 PM
Nice look, but arent the arms a bit thin in comparison with the feet? How do you want to use the other bodies?

Little bit perhaps, but not enough to bother me. I will make a few more Linebreakers and then a couple of Demons for Frostgrave.

Nice work.

How many are you going to get per box?

There's three bodies with useful legs on the sprue, so you could get 15 of these from a box.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frostgrave demon kitbash 29/12
Post by: Ogrob on January 02, 2021, 10:19:05 PM
While there are Giants in Oathmark, this big guy is not intended for the Marches. He might see use in Frostgrave, maybe some DnD, but mostly I just wanted to have the mini. If you can call it a mini... Storm Giant from WizKids. A Perry medieval commoner for size comparison.

(https://i.imgur.com/hgrkhb2.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive Storm Giant 2/1
Post by: Red Orc on January 03, 2021, 12:50:14 AM
Heck, look at the size of that thing.

How big is it? It looks like Action-Man sized.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive Storm Giant 2/1
Post by: SotF on January 03, 2021, 01:19:28 AM
Heck, look at the size of that thing.

How big is it? It looks like Action-Man sized.

While the heights of them vary between the Nolzur's line giants, they're on 3" bases if that helps.

I've painted a Frost Giant and that thing towers over normal most minis.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive Storm Giant 2/1
Post by: Red Orc on January 03, 2021, 08:53:43 AM
While the heights of them vary between the Nolzur's line giants, they're on 3" bases if that helps...

At a guess then, about 7"/175mm. Maybe a little more with the fancy helmet!

Whatever the actual number is, I think you're right to question the term 'mini'!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frostgrave demon kitbash 29/12
Post by: AKULA on January 03, 2021, 11:10:14 AM
mostly I just wanted to have the mini.

As good a reason as any

Good work mate

 :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive Storm Giant 2/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 03, 2021, 11:42:09 AM
At a guess then, about 7"/175mm. Maybe a little more with the fancy helmet!

Whatever the actual number is, I think you're right to question the term 'mini'!

By my measuring, he's about 5.5" to the top of his head, 6" to the top of the crest. A big lad for sure.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive Storm Giant 2/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 06, 2021, 05:20:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/HW255Lf.jpg)

Partial army shot as I lined up the foces to play a game of Oathmark in my living room.

2500 pts, scenario was Lost in the Hills from Oathbreakers, the first scenario of three in an expedition to conquer a mystic tower.

The game was very interesting, with a lot of rough terrain on the table but very little that blocked line of sight. To add to the confusion we got to deploy each others armies! I smacked my opponents catapult in a far of corner, and he countered by placing my Human heavy cavalry in the opposite corner. Otherwise the armies mostly just spread out on a random line as we had fairly narrow deployment zones. In the end my heavy cav with Blade Master on them were able to roll up one flank supported by some very accurate Mounted Rangers, while my Ogres and Soldiers did a decent enough job at holding of some Elf Cavalry and Dwarf Warriors on the other flank. Won the game on points and got to add a Mountain Pass to my kingdom.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Partial army shot 6/1
Post by: Captain Blood on January 06, 2021, 05:31:17 PM
Good to see them altogether. Itís a real achievement  8)

Did you ever paint the rangers? They were such nice builds.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Partial army shot 6/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 06, 2021, 05:34:51 PM
Good to see them altogether. Itís a real achievement  8)

Did you ever paint the rangers? They were such nice builds.

Ah, no, they lament unpainted on the shelf. Maybe some day.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Partial army shot 6/1
Post by: BZ on January 06, 2021, 07:00:01 PM
Really good looking army!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Partial army shot 6/1
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 06, 2021, 07:36:10 PM
Nice army.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Partial army shot 6/1
Post by: AKULA on January 06, 2021, 08:13:47 PM
They look really great altogether  8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Partial army shot 6/1
Post by: Pattus Magnus on January 06, 2021, 09:22:16 PM
That is quite the force - I like the choices of colours and the consistent basing. They seem like they would be a tough force in battle, enough solid infantry to hold a battle line as well as enough cavalry to respond flexibly. In other words, a good combined arms mix.

From the sound of your description of the battle, they performed pretty well!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Partial army shot 6/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 10, 2021, 05:25:22 PM
Did up another little Human Linebreaker, that is a heavily armoured warrior with a two-handed weapon, for Oathmark from the Frostgrave demon kit. Quite happy with this guy, but I will need to tidy up the greenstuff on the handle once it cures. Arms are Perry, greatsword is Frostgrave soldiers, head from Fireforge templars, body from Frostgrave Demons.

(https://i.imgur.com/hhZJVBa.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed heavy warrior 10/1
Post by: Neunfinger on January 10, 2021, 05:47:23 PM
Cool kitbash. The sword handle seems a bit long, but I wouldn't worry about it.

What are your thoughts on mounted archers in Oathmark? I haven't used them in a game yet. They seem quite expansive and and don't have the same bonus as a unit of footsloggin archers. Only bonus I can see so far is their speed, so maybe they could be used to flank&shoot the enemy line?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed heavy warrior 10/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 10, 2021, 05:59:26 PM
Cool kitbash. The sword handle seems a bit long, but I wouldn't worry about it.

What are your thoughts on mounted archers in Oathmark? I haven't used them in a game yet. They seem quite expansive and and don't have the same bonus as a unit of footsloggin archers. Only bonus I can see so far is their speed, so maybe they could be used to flank&shoot the enemy line?

I am a little ambivalent on them. The speed is very nice, but as you say they lack the punch of a big unit of foot archers. They have been great in some of my games and terrible in others.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed heavy warrior 10/1
Post by: pixelgeek on January 10, 2021, 06:16:35 PM
What are your thoughts on mounted archers in Oathmark? I haven't used them in a game yet. They seem quite expansive and and don't have the same bonus as a unit of footsloggin archers. Only bonus I can see so far is their speed, so maybe they could be used to flank&shoot the enemy line?

If your opponent likes to use artillery then they are a nice response to that. They can also be used to take out Spellcasters. They are expensive for general use though
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed heavy warrior 10/1
Post by: BZ on January 10, 2021, 06:31:32 PM
Yes, you can harrass vulnerable and valuable units with them. Against an 8-9 defense a single line can be enough, and they can avoid close combat. But I still think that they are too expensive (especially by the elves).
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed heavy warrior 10/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 10, 2021, 06:38:17 PM
Yes, you can harrass vulnerable and valuable units with them. Against an 8-9 defense a single line can be enough, and they can avoid close combat. But I still think that they are too expensive (especially by the elves).

Oh yeah, the elves are right out. I still can not comprehend that they have don't have the two combat dice of all other cavalry.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed heavy warrior 10/1
Post by: BZ on January 10, 2021, 07:09:15 PM
Oh yeah, the elves are right out. I still can not comprehend that they have don't have the two combat dice of all other cavalry.
Me neither...
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed heavy warrior 10/1
Post by: AKULA on January 10, 2021, 09:59:14 PM
Like that last kitbash, must admit I havenít used the great swords yet, but it looks good.

 :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed heavy warrior 10/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 11, 2021, 08:10:19 PM
Grabbing bits and pieces from the lead mountain to assemble some more heavy infantry. Some kitbashes, some conversions and a Frostgrave metal model that fit in. Wanted a few more women in the unit so I found the Frostgrave templar, the Eowyn model and stuck some partial plate of a female plastic soldier, and finally because my Oathmark kingdom has Orcs in it, a Reaper half-orc that has been waiting for paint for an age.

(https://i.imgur.com/lhErO0f.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive Storm Giant 2/1
Post by: sir_shvantselot on January 11, 2021, 08:26:59 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/HW255Lf.jpg)

Partial army shot as I lined up the foces to play a game of Oathmark in my living room.

2500 pts, scenario was Lost in the Hills from Oathbreakers, the first scenario of three in an expedition to conquer a mystic tower.

The game was very interesting, with a lot of rough terrain on the table but very little that blocked line of sight. To add to the confusion we got to deploy each others armies! I smacked my opponents catapult in a far of corner, and he countered by placing my Human heavy cavalry in the opposite corner. Otherwise the armies mostly just spread out on a random line as we had fairly narrow deployment zones. In the end my heavy cav with Blade Master on them were able to roll up one flank supported by some very accurate Mounted Rangers, while my Ogres and Soldiers did a decent enough job at holding of some Elf Cavalry and Dwarf Warriors on the other flank. Won the game on points and got to add a Mountain Pass to my kingdom.

Wouldnít want to face that massive army. Goblin wolves must have dominated if so many! Nice kitbashing ideas too.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More heavy warriors 11/1
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on January 13, 2021, 09:21:36 PM
Fantastic stuff. They're perfect for linebreakers and your GS work seems to be getting better and better (especially a fan of that sword on the previous page). Really keen to see these guys painted up.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More heavy warriors 11/1
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 14, 2021, 06:52:47 PM
Nice conversion.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More heavy warriors 11/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 17, 2021, 09:46:52 PM
Just a small update for today, as I've mostly spend the weekend working on terrain. The Linebreakers needed a standard bearer but I was short on flags. As the other units in the army have sculpted flags I wanted the same here and ended up doing a flag in greenstuff. I draped it hanging down and attached a little chain and skull bit I found in the box. May go back and add something were the chain attaches to the pole. The mini itself is a Frostgrave knight body and head with arms from Frostgrave demons, a Victrix viking sword and a lance/banner pole from Fireforge.
(https://i.imgur.com/XS81Fxe.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sIHIqrx.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Standard bearer kitbash 17/1
Post by: Captain Blood on January 18, 2021, 11:00:13 AM
Rather good :)
The flag is really well done. Not easy to work with sheets of Green Stuff in my experience.

Iíve just acquired a sprue of the Frostgrave knights. They are very shiny and smooth arenít they? lol
Some nice components on there though. A couple of the bodies may find their way into my uruk-hai.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Standard bearer kitbash 17/1
Post by: HappyChappy439 on January 18, 2021, 11:19:43 AM
 :o Great work! Dealing with thin sheets of green-stuff is a nightmare, you've done an excellent job with the flag!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Standard bearer kitbash 17/1
Post by: AKULA on January 18, 2021, 11:53:28 AM
Can only echo the previous comments - itís not easy to make a convincing flag out of green stuff, but youíve done a cracking job mate  8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Standard bearer kitbash 17/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 18, 2021, 12:43:45 PM
Thanks guys! I worked the greenstuff out thin and then got it flat by working it against some wetted mdf. I think I got most of the fingerprint texture out and an even thickness in the end.

Captain Blood: Yeah, their new kits are a bit smooth and shiny, but also very good I think. The new kits are all a bit similar in that regard. Digital sculpts I think. The female wizards are my favourites since the Barbarians, but the Knights and Demons both have some good bits.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Standard bearer kitbash 17/1
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on January 18, 2021, 10:40:17 PM
Nice figure conversion, and an excellent sculpted flag.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Standard bearer kitbash 17/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 23, 2021, 08:33:47 PM
Hello everyone!

Today we played the second game of Oathmark from the Military Expedition mentioned above. These are three-scenario mini campaigns, a great concept from Joe MacCullogh. I won the first game but lost the second as I failed to route my opponents dwarven infantry before he could claim the road we fought over.

As I was planning out my army list for this I did come to the conclusion that I could probably use another unit of basic infantry to fill out some lists. I have built a bunch of cavalry, mounted archers and ogres and such for this force but it is good to have options. I did some mental inventory of my sprue collection (it is reasonably well sorted so I have a decent idea what's in there) I found that I had almost two full sets of Fireforge Northmen Archers which I had not built.

So same deal as the other infantry: Fireforge bodies, Oathmark arms (pretty much out of these now), Victrix or Oathmark heads and weapons. For a little variety I included some Gaul heads and swords in this unit, I don't think they look to different to the viking, saxon and Oathmark heads.

As you can see in the second picture the Fireforge archer bodies have hoods, so that'll be a nice way to tell the units apart. I ended up really liking the wide legged archer stances as they gave me some nice bracing/blocking poses.

(https://i.imgur.com/cGEUsM2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2u65cw2.jpg)

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed Oathmark soldiers 23/1
Post by: Pattus Magnus on January 24, 2021, 12:54:54 AM
I like those a lot- they look like solid main line infantry. Youíre right that the wide stance gives a really good sense that theyíre bracing to defend against a change! The Oathmark arms certainly seem to fit well with the bodies. I like the variety of heads and helmets, too, varied but not too random.

Iím looking forward to seeing them painted!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed Oathmark soldiers 23/1
Post by: AKULA on January 24, 2021, 08:49:14 AM
Youíve done a great job of kit bashing those mate, and they look great as a unit.

 :)

Iím still a little undecided personally over the FF Northerners sprues...was playing about with a box of them yesterday. 

I should be buying them by the truck load, but they are quite wide and squat compared to the FF Medievals, more so than the Frostgrave - the weapon arms are getting some use for my next set of kitbashes, but Iím torn over the bodies...if I was starting from scratch Iíd use them for my Stark forces, but Iím happy with my existing Perryís.  :?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed Oathmark soldiers 23/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 24, 2021, 10:27:12 AM
Thanks guys!

They are definitely big compared to Perry. I would not put Perry bodies and Fireforge Northmen in the same force, but as Knight-Captain Tyr has shown us you can use Perry bits on Northmen bodies. Oathmark bits work pretty well on them as they have more suitable proportions. If you go back in this thread you can see that I mixed Fireforge and Oathmark bodies in another unit. I've also previously mixed in Frostgrave barbarians and now Demons and Knights as they too are a bit on the chunkier side of 28mm.

The reason I put mostly Victrix weapons on my soliders in the project is that I feel Oathmark and Fireforge swords are too chunky. I prefer the more realistic look of Victrix swords. For Spears I settled on Fireforge, as they are a good balance between sturdy and real looking. Victrix make their spears super thin and fragile.

After posting the photos I went back and added some more detailing to the soldiers, a variety of pouches, daggers, side axes and such. Will show these off once painted.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More heavy warriors 11/1
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on January 24, 2021, 02:02:46 PM
Just a small update for today, as I've mostly spend the weekend working on terrain. The Linebreakers needed a standard bearer but I was short on flags. As the other units in the army have sculpted flags I wanted the same here and ended up doing a flag in greenstuff. I draped it hanging down and attached a little chain and skull bit I found in the box. May go back and add something were the chain attaches to the pole. The mini itself is a Frostgrave knight body and head with arms from Frostgrave demons, a Victrix viking sword and a lance/banner pole from Fireforge.
(https://i.imgur.com/XS81Fxe.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sIHIqrx.jpg)

What do you think?

Have to give you enormous credit for this one - this made me sit up in my chair and go 'wow'. The head, the fur (is that hand sculpted or a texture plate?) and the detail on the flag are all spot on. And the flag itself as others have said is a banger.

You really have stepped it up on this force lately - I wish I had a crowd near me as keen on kitbashing as converting as you are, it'd make for an amazing spectacle to face. Keep it up fella.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More heavy warriors 11/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 24, 2021, 02:46:57 PM
Have to give you enormous credit for this one - this made me sit up in my chair and go 'wow'. The head, the fur (is that hand sculpted or a texture plate?) and the detail on the flag are all spot on. And the flag itself as others have said is a banger.

You really have stepped it up on this force lately - I wish I had a crowd near me as keen on kitbashing as converting as you are, it'd make for an amazing spectacle to face. Keep it up fella.

Thank you! The fur is hand sculpted with my usual method, sometimes it turns out better and sometimes a little rougher. I make triangles in a pattern that kind of radiates out from the neck of the figure, and then add some light stripes to simulate fur strands.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More heavy warriors 11/1
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on January 24, 2021, 05:36:31 PM
Thank you! The fur is hand sculpted with my usual method, sometimes it turns out better and sometimes a little rougher. I make triangles in a pattern that kind of radiates out from the neck of the figure, and then add some light stripes to simulate fur strands.

Your GS work has really improved then. That fur looks professional, to me!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed Oathmark soldiers 23/1
Post by: BZ on January 24, 2021, 09:13:28 PM
Nice! How do you flatten green stuff so evenly thin?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed Oathmark soldiers 23/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 24, 2021, 09:32:31 PM
Nice! How do you flatten green stuff so evenly thin?

Flatten with fingers first, then work it on a smooth wetted surface. I had some mdf lying around that works ok, unless you get it too wet and water soaks into it. Any thick plastic would work as well. You need to smooth the greenstuff with your fingers against the wet surface, then flip it over and work it some more. Use a wet knife to cut edges and then drape. Any remaining fingerprints can be smoothed with a needle file after curing.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed Oathmark soldiers 23/1
Post by: BZ on January 24, 2021, 09:50:15 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashed Oathmark soldiers 23/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 25, 2021, 11:21:12 AM
Getting some painting done too, not just kitbashing. Got to take advantage of working from home and pick up the brushes now and then.

Here are the five new Heavy Cavalry I built to bring my unit up to a full 10 for Oathmark. Fireforge Northmen with Perry arms and head from the Teuton Knights set. Three of the cloaks are plastic, and two are greenstuff. Fur is greenstuff. I added the cloaks halfway through painting to make sure I could get paint in the visible but hard to reach areas.

(https://i.imgur.com/zF8OOFt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RI4dnRi.jpg)

And here is what they look like all together:

(https://i.imgur.com/E6BS4qb.jpg)
What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy Cavalry for Oathmark 25/1
Post by: HappyChappy439 on January 25, 2021, 11:33:40 AM
They look great! The GS cloaks have turned out really nicely too, having them actually drape over the horses is a nice touch!

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy Cavalry for Oathmark 25/1
Post by: Bloggard on January 25, 2021, 03:23:09 PM
they look brilliant  :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy Cavalry for Oathmark 25/1
Post by: Astor on January 25, 2021, 04:40:31 PM
Great kitbashing and painting on the Cavalry - there's some really characterful (and mean!) figures there!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy Cavalry for Oathmark 25/1
Post by: AKULA on January 25, 2021, 09:23:09 PM
Look great mate, those sigils work really well  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy Cavalry for Oathmark 25/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 26, 2021, 08:19:46 AM
Thanks guys! Glad you like the shields. I have to add the design to my banners as well, but I keep angsting over getting it to look good.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy Cavalry for Oathmark 25/1
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on January 26, 2021, 08:02:57 PM
They look fantastic. The heraldry is bang on and the bigger profile the cloaks + fur give each miniature put the Teutonic helm decorations into better scale. They look really intimidating now, just as they ought to.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy Cavalry for Oathmark 25/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 27, 2021, 02:35:29 PM
As I said, been taking advantage of working from home lately (a new experience for me these last few weeks, the school level I teach only went distance learning after Christmas) and getting some painting done.

Here are my 20 Human Linebreakers for Oathmark, that is heavy infantry with two-handed weapons. These are a little more eccletic in their kitbashing than many others in the force, but the main bits are still Frostgrave and Victrix, with some Perry and Fireforge mixed in. There's also a Black Scorpion resin miniature (the Officer), an old metal Eowyn and a metal Frostgrave female templare in there.

(https://i.imgur.com/YsgYCVF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rutrue6.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy infantry for Oathmark 27/1
Post by: pixelgeek on January 27, 2021, 02:42:27 PM
Awesome. That fellow at the front with the two handed sword looks mean as heck.

Any chance we can get a shot of the whole force?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy infantry for Oathmark 27/1
Post by: Pattus Magnus on January 27, 2021, 03:12:09 PM
That unit looks great, and should make an impact on your opponents!

Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frost Dragon 21/3
Post by: Hammers on January 27, 2021, 03:29:02 PM

(https://i.imgur.com/FSeSrik.jpg)


What a great collection you have there, Ogrob. You are quite the artiste Dr Frankenstein with all those body parts.

I must say, there is something Sauronic about that Aethelflaed on foot. She would make a great Annatar, if one shaved a mil or so from the chest.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wolf rider hero 14/7
Post by: Hammers on January 27, 2021, 03:54:35 PM
Don't usually post my terrain and scenery here, but I thought I would make an exception for this one. Been wanting to get my hands on one of GW's Rohan house kits for a while and finally got around to it last week. I'd seen some other examples of one turned into a blacksmith shop and so I simply followed a video on YouTube about it.

Added a base and a bunch of details to make it come alive.

(https://i.imgur.com/raXbC5f.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/U0HmHaX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TEe2Dl0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/riq8dD9.jpg)

What do you think?

Well done!1

It is a lovely kit. I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of the settlements bundles for half price  and I am in the process of putting it all together.  The amount of  variation you can do is really inspiring.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy infantry for Oathmark 27/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 27, 2021, 04:04:24 PM
Awesome. That fellow at the front with the two handed sword looks mean as heck.

Any chance we can get a shot of the whole force?

I will at some point, I promise! I keep telling myself I will just get this unit painted and then....

What a great collection you have there, Ogrob. You are quite the artiste Dr Frankenstein with all those body parts.

Haha, I love this characterisation.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy infantry for Oathmark 27/1
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on January 27, 2021, 04:42:58 PM
Continually great work mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy infantry for Oathmark 27/1
Post by: HappyChappy439 on January 27, 2021, 05:54:55 PM
The infantry look great! Also, the GS banner turned out fantastic painted up! Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Heavy infantry for Oathmark 27/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 29, 2021, 09:51:02 AM
So I wrapped up the last two units from this force that waited on my painting table. There will be more of course, but for the first time in ages I have no units waiting to be painted for Oathmark. Time then for that army shot.

Here we are, a bit over 4000 pts for Oathmark:
(https://i.imgur.com/pV4qkKj.jpg)

New additions are these soldiers, I call them the Red Hoods. Painted rather quickly, a few days ago they were in plain white primer only.
(https://i.imgur.com/U9xcAqB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hlSa003.jpg)

Also finished up these archers who have sat half-painted for a couple months:
(https://i.imgur.com/DI4faTe.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Force shot and new additions for Oathmark 29/1
Post by: BZ on January 29, 2021, 11:00:56 AM
I think that Im jealous.  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Force shot and new additions for Oathmark 29/1
Post by: Little Odo on January 29, 2021, 03:28:04 PM
Great looking army. Those Red hoods are worthy of extra praise - nice job on those!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Force shot and new additions for Oathmark 29/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 29, 2021, 03:38:39 PM
Great looking army. Those Red hoods are worthy of extra praise - nice job on those!

I realise I maybe should have photographed them from behind so you could see their namesake red hoods...
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Force shot and new additions for Oathmark 29/1
Post by: pixelgeek on January 29, 2021, 03:52:58 PM
Fantastic looking army. When are you going to be able to get a game in?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Force shot and new additions for Oathmark 29/1
Post by: Koyote on January 29, 2021, 04:08:39 PM
Beautiful work.  It's an army to be proud of.



Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Force shot and new additions for Oathmark 29/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 29, 2021, 04:09:20 PM
Fantastic looking army. When are you going to be able to get a game in?

I actually played a 2.5k game last weekend. One of my regular opponents lives near and I have space to game at home. Gaming club is closed of course.

(https://i.imgur.com/UcorqwI.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Force shot and new additions for Oathmark 29/1
Post by: Ogrob on February 14, 2021, 08:22:12 PM
Yesterday we played the last game in the Farseer Tower expedition. Since my opponent had won the second scenario he got to defend and I had to cross the table and try to secure his side. I felt that this suited his mostly dwarf army quite well, and I had a tough time gaining ground. I lost two full units to artillery fire before even engaging in any melee combat. Still, the game ended with not too bad a loss as I was able to kill or disorder several of his units with some cavalry charges.

I only took one photo, of my army list before the game. Note the Dire Wolves used as unit fillers to get a full unit of 10 wolves. Wasn't super impressed with these, so I won't stress over finding proper models for them.

(https://i.imgur.com/evSmsRA.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Force shot and new additions for Oathmark 29/1
Post by: Pattus Magnus on February 15, 2021, 04:05:23 AM
A very good looking force there! It looks like a heavy- hitting army with enough variety to have a bit of tactical flexibility.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Force shot and new additions for Oathmark 29/1
Post by: BZ on February 16, 2021, 12:09:18 PM
Very good looking army!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Force shot and new additions for Oathmark 29/1
Post by: Ogrob on February 16, 2021, 08:17:57 PM
Thank you guys!

Just a small update today, I made some tokens. Always enjoy seeing Captain Blood's immersive tokens and have been wanting to do some myself. These represent that the unit has activated (footsteps because they've gone, so clever, right?). Just a quick and dirty job with some bases and earth texture.

(https://i.imgur.com/TDbR0ag.jpg)

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some tokens for Oathmark 16/2
Post by: fred on February 16, 2021, 09:04:58 PM
I like those, a clever idea with the footprints!

They should work well to show activations, and blend with the table
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some tokens for Oathmark 16/2
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on February 16, 2021, 10:30:19 PM
Nice idea.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some tokens for Oathmark 16/2
Post by: AKULA on February 16, 2021, 10:33:51 PM
Nice work on those activation markers - very effective, and a damn sight easier to make than ravens...wish Iíd thought of it  lol
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some tokens for Oathmark 16/2
Post by: Ogrob on February 16, 2021, 10:45:23 PM
Thanks all! Still have to make some tokens for Disordered. My mate made some broken shields, but I am out of the square shields I've used for the army. Maybe some broken weapons....
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some tokens for Oathmark 16/2
Post by: Ogrob on February 26, 2021, 10:31:49 PM
A (not so) small update for the day. Bought these Star Wars trees from MicroArt studios, and snazzed them up with some paint and flock. They do come pre-painted by I wanted to do a little fixing to cover some mould lines and ended up repainting them. These are hard foam, super lightweight and feel pretty sturdy.

Helpful Storm Giant for scale.
(https://i.imgur.com/XFmA43P.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big trees 26/2
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on February 27, 2021, 08:21:36 AM
Those activation tokens are very clever! Thanks for the inspiration.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Force shot and new additions for Oathmark 29/1
Post by: Dr DeAth on February 27, 2021, 08:37:26 AM
Thank you guys!

Just a small update today, I made some tokens. Always enjoy seeing Captain Blood's immersive tokens and have been wanting to do some myself. These represent that the unit has activated (footsteps because they've gone, so clever, right?). Just a quick and dirty job with some bases and earth texture.

Thoughts?

That's a great idea
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big trees 26/2
Post by: Captain Blood on February 27, 2021, 08:40:05 AM
Love the tokens  lol
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big trees 26/2
Post by: Plynkes on February 27, 2021, 10:09:00 AM
I love The Tokens too. The Lion Sleeps Tonight took an obscure Zulu song and made it into a classic (though I feel bad for Solomon Linda, don't think he ever got paid for it).

Um... No wait. I meant those ones you made. They are pretty much the same idea I had years ago for a Lord of the Rings figure that I never got around to making. It would have been called 'Frodo wearing the Ring.'



I am slowly coming over to the side of the 'no paper chits' brigade. Don't suppose I'll ever be as fanatical as the good Captain, but I am certainly seeing the benefits of the philosophy.



Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big trees 26/2
Post by: Ogrob on February 27, 2021, 12:00:14 PM
Thanks all! Any ideas for Disordered? Blood stains, broken weapons?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big trees 26/2
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on February 27, 2021, 12:12:26 PM
Thanks all! Any ideas for Disordered? Blood stains, broken weapons?

Depends how 3D you want them to be, but after seeing your recent green stuff work, I think something like a tattered, torn, bloody flag on a small pile of broken shields and weapons would look AMAZING in your style. Kind of like https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/ddae9fd2-cf9f-4752-ac31-f2c6aef12b7a/db2t8hd-32baa97d-900f-4395-9baa-965ebafa75a1.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOiIsImlzcyI6InVybjphcHA6Iiwib2JqIjpbW3sicGF0aCI6IlwvZlwvZGRhZTlmZDItY2Y5Zi00NzUyLWFjMzEtZjJjNmFlZjEyYjdhXC9kYjJ0OGhkLTMyYmFhOTdkLTkwMGYtNDM5NS05YmFhLTk2NWViYWZhNzVhMS5qcGcifV1dLCJhdWQiOlsidXJuOnNlcnZpY2U6ZmlsZS5kb3dubG9hZCJdfQ.2L2ruz-1fU6GA6-t6qW5NQxvKAOD2NcuAzqNz4yrJXQ
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big trees 26/2
Post by: Ogrob on February 28, 2021, 01:52:40 PM
So I have accumulated a variety of terrain over the last five years or so, ever since diversifying my gaming away from competetive Warmachine. Problem is, as it always is, that a varied interest leads to a varied terrain collection. I do not have space for a varied terrain collection, and I hate the fact that all my terrain pieces are not compatible with each other.

I have medieval and fantasy villages, rain foresty bits, ruins that I have yet to snow flock for Frostgrave and green forestland terrain for Oathmark and SAGA.

I've thought about this for a bit and came to the following conclusion: I do not need tropic or wintery terrain fro Frostgrave and Ghost Archipelago at home. We play those games at the club where there is already terrain. I do play Rangers of Shadow Deep though, and I do like the idea of a deep mysterious forest.

Tl:dr I started basing/flocking all my terrain to match a specific style, and the style I picked is lush temperate forests.

These are the first ruin pieces I've flock up in the last days, GW Azyrite kits based on mdf.
(https://i.imgur.com/FIjENPA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aYgnTje.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Y483g6E.jpg)

And a Bad Squiddo statue and ruined staircase from Ziterdes:
(https://i.imgur.com/I3liCdn.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Woodland ruins 28/2
Post by: Golgotha on February 28, 2021, 02:00:16 PM
Love your recent additions I really am enjoying seeing your project come to life...
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Woodland ruins 28/2
Post by: HappyChappy439 on February 28, 2021, 03:05:11 PM
These look great! Big fan of the basing work too!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Woodland ruins 28/2
Post by: Ogrob on February 28, 2021, 03:10:32 PM
Thank you! The paintjobs are not new, but I never had the lighting to really photgraph terrain before. My new lightbox is a bit bigger, so I can get shots like those above.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Woodland ruins 28/2
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on February 28, 2021, 03:35:02 PM
Great work, as usual, mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Woodland ruins 28/2
Post by: AKULA on February 28, 2021, 04:18:47 PM
Great additions mate, quite a collection there  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Woodland ruins 28/2
Post by: BZ on February 28, 2021, 07:56:54 PM
Looks great!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Woodland ruins 28/2
Post by: amunptah on March 08, 2021, 04:17:29 PM
Looking good. Always on the look out for ruined terrain in 15mm, though I expect there are GWís?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Woodland ruins 28/2
Post by: Ogrob on March 08, 2021, 04:59:43 PM
Looking good. Always on the look out for ruined terrain in 15mm, though I expect there are GWís?

Yes, these are GW. No idea about where to find 15mm terrain as I only do 28mm.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Woodland ruins 28/2
Post by: Bloggard on March 09, 2021, 10:59:50 AM
oh - those are excellent.

very timely - I'm looking to do something similar with the same GW pieces for my heroscape project.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big trees 26/2
Post by: jon_1066 on March 09, 2021, 12:59:14 PM
Thanks all! Any ideas for Disordered? Blood stains, broken weapons?

Great figures.

Do you have any casualty figures or left over figures you could kitbash into the deceased? 

Alternatively what about getting some 28 mm chickens?

https://www.serious-play.co.uk/products/serious-play-28mm-wargaming-scale-chickens-resin-animals (https://www.serious-play.co.uk/products/serious-play-28mm-wargaming-scale-chickens-resin-animals)

One of them on a round base, perhaps edge the base in yellow.  I presume disordered has a negative morale effect?  Or you could use these for routing/withdrawing troops if that is a status in Oathmark.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big trees 26/2
Post by: Ogrob on March 09, 2021, 05:01:17 PM
Alternatively what about getting some 28 mm chickens?

One of them on a round base, perhaps edge the base in yellow.  I presume disordered has a negative morale effect?  Or you could use these for routing/withdrawing troops if that is a status in Oathmark.

That is a very funny idea! Disordered is indeed a negative morale, the only morale status in Oathmark. The unit suffers penalities if attacked and has to pass a Morale test to activate. If they take casualties and fail a second Morale test they rout completely off the field.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Woodland ruins 28/2
Post by: Ogrob on March 11, 2021, 08:21:37 PM
Another step in the chronicle of turning all my terrain green. This piece is from a company that I really don't like (they never delivered stretch goals and the resin is awful, smelled foul for ages) but in the end it looks pretty good. I added a Mantic dwarf king throne to the top of the piece.

Just like the ruins above, the paintjob is a bit older (several years in this case) but I have redone the base to fit my vision of the dark enchanted forest full of strange ruins. Frostgrave ranger kitbash for scale.

(https://i.imgur.com/nu2ZhQA.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More woodland ruins 11/3
Post by: LouieN on March 11, 2021, 09:30:41 PM
It is a lovely piece
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More woodland ruins 11/3
Post by: Little Odo on March 11, 2021, 10:01:40 PM
That's a lovely piece of scenery. Your paintjob and greenery work make it look very much like a ruin that would be found in a forest. With the seat, it reminds me a lot of Amon Hen from Lord of the Rings.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More woodland ruins 11/3
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on March 13, 2021, 04:50:11 PM
Have to say you've done a super cracking job on that scenery piece - the Mantic dwarf throne really makes it pop and gives it a little story all of its own.

But the company that sells it is terrible. Like really, really terrible. I've had the same issue with their resin (terrible cast quality, awful smell, brought on a bunch of allergic reactions I've had nowhere else) and their customer service matches. Ordered three of their new Trebuchet model, was sent three of the old version, asked for a replacement and was told I'd have to ship the old trebuchets back at my own expense.

Never ever order from Norba. Awful company.

Anyway sorry mate - you made the cast look awesome and it'll be a great gaming piece. Looking forward to seeing what comes next!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More woodland ruins 11/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 15, 2021, 09:04:08 PM
No pictures today, but more of a little blog post. Today saw the release of the Hafling list for Oathmark (link (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tA3t5boFEdcJ-y9dx3B2KU_OT6Lle8Zk/view)), and I must say I really really like it. Joe nails the flavour as always, and I love the little quirk of them being a "neutral" list. You can not have a Halfling kingdom, but you can have Haflings in your Kingdom.

Equipped with this new list I set about creating a new Kingdom (so easy to mentally start new projects, is it not?). I love how the Kingdom building organically creates a distinct image of this particular realm and how it is different from other realms, so I figured why not do a short write up here.

My initial concept was Halflings, Rangers and probably Dwarves. I named the realm "the Brambles" and started filling out a Kingdom sheet.

To begin with we need a capital in the center of the realm. Since I have two human forces already I went with a Dwarf capital. This city allows me Dwarf heroes, a lvl 1 or 2 dwarf spellcaster and dwarf soldiers, spearmen and archers.

In the second circle there are only two slots. I decided to skip heavy infantry, so went with a Lumber Yard for catapults and Mountain Passes for Border Guard (dwarf rangers).

The third circle is where the fun begins. A hafling village gives me hafling heroes, a lvl 1 spell caster as well aas halfling soldiers, spearmen and archers. Some Tarns (small mountain lakes) provide me with two Eachys. Joe describes them as tall and gangly with rending claws, leaving us to fill in the blanks. Finally, the waters of the tarn are given some healing properties as I select a Healing Well territory. This will allow us to heal any Legendary heroes on campaign.

In the fourth circle I went with a Hidden Grotto for a lvl 1, 2 or 3 halfling spellcaster, some Dells for Halfling Border Scouts (nimble slingers), a Dark Forest which allows me 6 Giant Spiders (or Wulvers if I prefer) and finally some Rocky Mountains for a Giant.

Considering all the terrain an image forms in my head of a tall, foreboding mountain covered in ancient trees. Wild things dwell there, and the short folk who call it home are a sometimes hostile, cantankerous lot. I imagine they also make a lot of moonshine.

And there you have it, the Kingdom of the Brambles is born. Hope you enjoy reading my mental process for making an Oathmark kingdom.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Planning an Oathmark kingdom 15/3
Post by: Pattus Magnus on March 15, 2021, 10:59:18 PM
The Brambles sounds like a place that would be difficult for an invader, with its vertical terrain and mix of short and tall folk!

I also find the kingdom building in Oathmark entertaining. Ideas pop into my head about what I could do with the figures I already have. I (usually) resist buying many new models for my imagined kingdoms, but I think the halflings will get some of my money soon...
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Planning an Oathmark kingdom 15/3
Post by: BZ on March 16, 2021, 06:46:49 AM
Kingdom of the Brambles seems to be a harsh place with deep valleys, windy mountain peaks, cold streams and dark forests. Very atmospheric, I like it!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Planning an Oathmark kingdom 15/3
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on March 16, 2021, 07:29:04 AM
I like your kingdom building vision, the Brambles sounds great.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Planning an Oathmark kingdom 15/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 16, 2021, 07:46:35 AM
Glad you guys like the write up! I already have a box of Wargames Atlantic Halflings and one box of their Spiders, so this would be one of those projects where I can tell myself I don't need too much new stuff, right? :D
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Planning an Oathmark kingdom 15/3
Post by: LiamFrostfang on March 16, 2021, 08:59:09 AM
 :D sounds fab!!!! cheers to the brambles!!!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Planning an Oathmark kingdom 15/3
Post by: Little Odo on March 16, 2021, 09:27:45 AM
Sounds like an interesting place to game. I am looking forward to seeing more on how you get to build the Brambles and her armies.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Planning an Oathmark kingdom 15/3
Post by: Hammers on March 16, 2021, 04:22:33 PM
Sound all very roleplay-ey, and definitely campaigny,  in an excellent way. Are these advanced rules you are employing or is the game simple set up this  way?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Planning an Oathmark kingdom 15/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 16, 2021, 05:06:32 PM
Sound all very roleplay-ey, and definitely campaigny,  in an excellent way. Are these advanced rules you are employing or is the game simple set up this  way?

I guess technically Kingdom building is the advanced mode, but the basic mode is very simplified. We dove right in with all the advanced rules from the core book with no issues.

The things I have included above are the semi-official Halfling territories and one Advanced Territory (the Healing Well) from the Oathbreakers expansion. The rest of it and the structure of making the Kingdom is all core book.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Planning an Oathmark kingdom 15/3
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on March 16, 2021, 07:23:04 PM
Liking the Kingdom of the Brambles. Would love to see your take on a map for these guys (esp for the Black Duns), whether thru Inkarnate or something else.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Planning an Oathmark kingdom 15/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 16, 2021, 08:51:25 PM
Haven't done any maps unfortunately, but I did draft an army list. 13 activations seem decent, and should have a solid mix of range and hitting power with all the monsters.

THE BRAMBLES            
            
Heroes                           Pts
Halfling Adventurer            112
- Legendary Hero - Seize the Initiative   30
- Golden String Bow            50

Halfling Wizard lvl 2            70
Dwarf Champion            62
Dwarf Champion            62
Dwarf Wizard lvl 1            50
            
Infantry            
14 Dwarf Soldiers            210
14 Dwarf Soldiers            210
19 Halfling Border Scouts         171
15 Dwarf Border Guard         255
20 Halfling Spearmen            200
            
Artillery            
Dwarf Heavy Catapult            140
            
Monsters            
Eachy            120
Eachy            120
3 Giant Spiders         144
3 Giant Spiders         144
Giant            350
            
Total: 2500
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Planning an Oathmark kingdom 15/3
Post by: AKULA on March 16, 2021, 08:59:08 PM
The kingdom building is a novel idea, really adds to the character of the army

 :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Planning an Oathmark kingdom 15/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 17, 2021, 08:58:30 PM
I really should be trying to finish some other projects, but you know, gamer add and all that. I had already picked up Wargames Atlantic's Halflings and Giant Spiders just to add to the collection of bits. Both have sat untouched for a few months or so on my sprue shelves, but last night I dug them out and got to work on the first models for the Brambles.

As always, we have to kitbash. The WGA Halflings are lacking in bits, and all heads bar one has a helmet. I want my Border Scouts to have a more rangery aesthetic, so I had to find some other heads. Best matches in size (and some of my few clean shaven heads, I seem to collect a type) are Perrys Ansar and Zulus. I also found some spare Victrix sling arms to supplement the WGA options.

(https://i.imgur.com/CGHFfHD.jpg)

Assembling the spiders took some effort and had to find a guide on what goes where. 12 pieces per Spider. Still, I only need three more and then we are done with these lads.
(https://i.imgur.com/WnipKGC.jpg)

And finally I recalled that I had this Halfling spell caster from Midlam.
(https://i.imgur.com/bBNpRzF.jpg)

All in all pretty good, another army project that I can to a large extent assemble from the sprue pile. I still need Dwarfs, Eachys and a Giant.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Building WGA halflings and spiders 17/3
Post by: Seditiosus on March 17, 2021, 10:01:53 PM
those halflings look great. the heads work really well..

taking my first post on this blog as the chance, to say that I also really enjoyed browsing the remaining pages. very inspired stuff! have a large to-buy-list thanks to you and some of the other gifted conversion artists here... ;)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Building WGA halflings and spiders 17/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 19, 2021, 09:24:51 AM
those halflings look great. the heads work really well..

taking my first post on this blog as the chance, to say that I also really enjoyed browsing the remaining pages. very inspired stuff! have a large to-buy-list thanks to you and some of the other gifted conversion artists here... ;)

Thnak you! I always enjoyed finding these big cool project threads, quite happy to have my own now :D
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Building WGA halflings and spiders 17/3
Post by: AKULA on March 19, 2021, 10:45:04 AM
Thnak you! I always enjoyed finding these big cool project threads, quite happy to have my own now :D

Very cool indeed mate.

Must admit Iíve been put off of those multi-part spiders (they look just too fiddly for my limited attention span) but the halflings have bags of character.

 :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Building WGA halflings and spiders 17/3
Post by: HappyChappy439 on March 19, 2021, 12:33:45 PM
Really liking the halflings, the sculpting on the hoods is great! Working with Green Stuff that thin is a nightmare usually!  lol

The Ansar heads fit really well on them too! Thanks for showing off the kitbashing!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Building WGA halflings and spiders 17/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 21, 2021, 01:35:54 PM
Here we go, 20 Halfling Border Scouts completed. As above, bodies and most of the arms are from Wargames Atlantic. I have some Victrix slings mixed in there, and a few Frostgrave bits. Heads from Perry Ansar and Zulus, some Victrix greeks and even a WGA irishman.

I wanted these guys to look quite Ranger-esque, so very few helmets, and more hoods. Also some packs, pans, a lantern and other things that might be good when going ranging.

(https://i.imgur.com/DqUjH96.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More halflings 21/3
Post by: BZ on March 21, 2021, 04:33:16 PM
Very nice result, they really look like some ranger unit!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More halflings 21/3
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on March 21, 2021, 04:53:21 PM
Those rangers are a bunch of nice conversions.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More halflings 21/3
Post by: Little Odo on March 22, 2021, 09:56:51 AM
Great looking bunch of halflings. Can't wait to see them painted.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More halflings 21/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 25, 2021, 08:09:55 PM
And yet more short minis built!

Kitbashed 20 Halfling Spearmen by using arms from Frostgrave Soldiers 2 and Fireforge Teutonic infatry kits. There's also a few random heads thrown in from other historical kits.
(https://i.imgur.com/ZMINggn.jpg)

Then I cracked open a box of Dwarfs and decided to kitbash them too. This unit got arms from the Frostgrave Knight set:
(https://i.imgur.com/7vL9pmo.jpg)

And these guys got arms from Fireforge Northmen infantry.
(https://i.imgur.com/FkRNINP.jpg)

That's 70 infantry and a couple of monsters assmbled/kitbashed in just over a week.

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - the Brambles assembling 25/3
Post by: AKULA on March 25, 2021, 08:49:45 PM
Excellent productivity, and most importantly, they look great.

Iíve no need for halflings or dwarves for that matter, but the more I see of your kitbashing makes me want to get some...must resist   :D
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - the Brambles assembling 25/3
Post by: BZ on March 25, 2021, 08:52:16 PM
They look great, Im curious to see them painted!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - the Brambles assembling 25/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 25, 2021, 09:40:33 PM
Thanks lads. I do really enjoy this feeling of inspired productivity. Let's see if it lasts through painting....
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - the Brambles assembling 25/3
Post by: HappyChappy439 on March 25, 2021, 10:07:42 PM
The kitbashes look great! Real seamless mixing of the kits!

(And really impressive rate of production too!)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - the Brambles assembling 25/3
Post by: Seditiosus on March 26, 2021, 08:17:45 AM
great productivity! makes me wonder what I got done this last week...

while I generally do not like the look of the oathmark dwarfs, they look nice and varied in your approach. maybe if I look at those miniatures for a while longer, I eventually like the originals as well...

I feel one of the halflings is not working as well, because of the very characteristic facial expression( second row at the very left).. there I can see that it is a conversion. but all the rest are very nice and believable.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - the Brambles assembling 25/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 26, 2021, 09:35:44 AM
great productivity! makes me wonder what I got done this last week...

while I generally do not like the look of the oathmark dwarfs, they look nice and varied in your approach. maybe if I look at those miniatures for a while longer, I eventually like the originals as well...

I feel one of the halflings is not working as well, because of the very characteristic facial expression( second row at the very left).. there I can see that it is a conversion. but all the rest are very nice and believable.

Aye, he's the only Fireforge head in the bunch. Stands out a little bit. Let's see if some paint can tie him in better.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - the Brambles assembling 25/3
Post by: Ogrob on May 02, 2021, 07:04:33 PM
No progress on the Halflings I'm afraid, as I've been mostly painting medievals (if you want to check that project, there's a link in my signature) but I've also made a little foray into buying 3D-printed models from Etsy shops. I got the following from a Polish 3d-printer, all very nice and clean prints that went together with very little prep.


(https://i.imgur.com/vtp9KbP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/54L1nur.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tmbgNkC.jpg)

The yeti will join my bestiary of Frostgrave and DnD monsters, while the runestones and fallen log should be nice in a variety of terrain setups.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - A yeti and some terrain 2/5
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 02, 2021, 07:05:55 PM
Beautiful work mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - A yeti and some terrain 2/5
Post by: BZ on May 03, 2021, 08:53:41 AM
Wow, great work!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - A yeti and some terrain 2/5
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on May 03, 2021, 10:38:39 AM
Great foray back into your fantasy project. Those are great prints and you've done a cracking paintjob on them. One of the many woes of Brexit is that accessing continental vendors is now a colossal pain :( Enjoy the most of the (comparatively) easier access! Really like the terrain in particular, super evocative.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - A yeti and some terrain 2/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 03, 2021, 12:38:41 PM
Thanks mates!

Tyr, I have certainly been looking more at European sellers recently, as ordering from the UK is now a hassle ;) There are some cool products available for sure.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - A yeti and some terrain 2/5
Post by: Seditiosus on May 03, 2021, 02:50:30 PM
great additions! I really like the terrain as well, can fit into a lot of different scenarios!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - A yeti and some terrain 2/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 05, 2021, 01:32:54 PM
Another day, another monster. This is the Giant Ape from Wizkids, lovely huge and cheap plastic mini:

(https://i.imgur.com/pyXWVd6.jpg)

Frostgrave wizard for scale.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Giant, and I mean giant, ape 5/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 08, 2021, 08:45:21 PM
Today's work is a pair of standing stones made out of xps and some real rocks from the roadside. Might use these as Oathmarks or just,you know, terrain.

(https://i.imgur.com/4vOUOh4.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Standing stones 8/5
Post by: Little Odo on May 08, 2021, 08:51:48 PM
Great standing stones.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Standing stones 8/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 09, 2021, 10:20:05 AM
It seems it is a weekend for finishing random bits and bobs. I have had these Rangers of Shadow Deep Ogres from North Star for a good while, but my first go at painting them failed. I had washed the resin, sprayed it with varnish and then painted it with my usual Vallejo brush on primer but it was no good, I had pooling and paint refused to stay where I put it. I ended up setting them aside in frustration.

Last week though, I went back to these and gave them a good long bath in a cleaning soap (similar to PineSol I guess) adn when they came out they got a solid coat of black spray primer. This did the trick and they painted up very well, nice and clean sculpts that they are.

Shown here together with the 15mm Copplestone Frost Giant I had painted earlier, as I think the three together would make a nice unit.

(https://i.imgur.com/yZufv5B.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zGJ8roN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oCjHSTx.jpg)

What do you think? Any good ideas for names for these lads?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - RoSD Ogres 9/5
Post by: Bloggard on May 09, 2021, 11:26:20 AM
blimey - they've come out a real treat - great paint jobs. brilliant sculpts in the first place; work well with the Copplestone one.

Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - RoSD Ogres 9/5
Post by: giles the zog on May 09, 2021, 11:43:33 AM
Nice work. I must get around to doing my two ogres !
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - RoSD Ogres 9/5
Post by: Pattus Magnus on May 09, 2021, 02:00:30 PM
Those are well done- itís nice to see the Shadow Deep ogres with some paint. I also have the guy who is leaning on his club. Youíve inspired me to put some paint on him sooner rather than later!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - RoSD Ogres 9/5
Post by: HappyChappy439 on May 09, 2021, 02:14:47 PM
They've turned out great! Really characterful miniatures too!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - RoSD Ogres 9/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 11, 2021, 08:49:19 PM
Thanks guys!

As I said, it was a weekend for finishing old things. These three kitbashes have been waiting for paint for a long time now. Two of them you can see earlier in the thread while the last one never got his photo taken in the grey. Some real old components on that fella.

(https://i.imgur.com/jqOpr6D.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - RoSD kitbash companions 11/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 13, 2021, 09:33:39 AM
I finished this model before the other three, but forgot to include him in the photo session. Fixed that today.

This guy also made an appearance earlier in the thread, Oathmark body with Fireforge peasant arms and a Victrix head and cloak.

(https://i.imgur.com/iQ5ggIV.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Another kitbash painted 13/5
Post by: Captain Blood on May 13, 2021, 09:47:23 AM
Lovely job on the ogres and great kitbashes.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Another kitbash painted 13/5
Post by: BZ on May 17, 2021, 12:46:13 PM
Those bruises on the ogres look great, and is an awesome idea!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Another kitbash painted 13/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 17, 2021, 03:44:53 PM
Those bruises on the ogres look great, and is an awesome idea!

Thank you! Had a good time playing around with the purples and reds there.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Another kitbash painted 13/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 18, 2021, 03:54:22 PM
Had to get these resin terrain bits as soon as I saw them. As said I'm aiming for most of my home terrain to be this mystic, dark forest look, and these fit right in. This is two kits worth, the bushes and the stumps. I grouped them up a bit, made some mdf bases, chucked the bit stump on a foam rock and added some details here and there.

Real pleased if I may say so myself.

(https://i.imgur.com/eSWwvKg.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Another kitbash painted 13/5
Post by: AKULA on May 18, 2021, 05:12:40 PM
Real pleased if I may say so myself.

You should be, they look bloody nice   :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some resin scenery painted up 18/5
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 18, 2021, 06:14:39 PM
They look great! We wanted those as well when we saw them but the price was a bit more than we wanted to spend just now. You certainly did them justice.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some resin scenery painted up 18/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 18, 2021, 06:38:26 PM
They look great! We wanted those as well when we saw them but the price was a bit more than we wanted Tomaten just now. You certainly did them justice.

They are big chunky pieces, well worth the price in my opinion.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some resin scenery painted up 18/5
Post by: Seditiosus on May 18, 2021, 09:22:42 PM
They look great. Good job!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Some resin scenery painted up 18/5
Post by: Ogrob on June 12, 2021, 10:40:41 AM
Just a small update for today. I'm still working a lot on completing a collection of enchanted forest terrain, I've been both buying some bits and building some bits from foam. Today we're going to be playing a little bit of Frostgrave 2nd edition here at home and I thought I would just share a quick picture of terrain set up.

Some of the scenery I have posted pictures of in the past, while others are very recently completed. I may do a full showcase of this collection in the future.

The mat is from Playmats.eu, my only non-Deepcut Studios mat. I guess I am a little bit odd but I prefer vinyl over mousepad mats for home gaming. They are very space efficient as you can store them rolled up in a cardboard tube.

(https://i.imgur.com/HndWat6.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Table set up for some Forestgrave 12/6
Post by: LiamFrostfang on June 12, 2021, 10:54:08 AM
 8) way cool!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Table set up for some Forestgrave 12/6
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on June 12, 2021, 11:12:26 AM
Great stuff. Would love to see some game pics!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Table set up for some Forestgrave 12/6
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on June 12, 2021, 12:30:44 PM
Looking good mate! Some brilliant pieces you have there.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Table set up for some Forestgrave 12/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 12, 2021, 04:15:46 PM
Thanks guys!

Some quick snaps of the game coming here. My Ranger patrol led by the mage Fana Flametouched and her apprentice encountered both a band of aggressive wild gorillas and some rather unfriendly wood elves in the woods today. Fortunately the woods were covered in mist and we escaped unharmed by elf arrows.

(https://i.imgur.com/s5Irbhn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dyGLcae.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Table set up for some Forestgrave 12/6
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on June 12, 2021, 06:32:21 PM
Loviní it!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Table set up for some Forestgrave 12/6
Post by: Little Odo on June 13, 2021, 07:57:15 AM
Great looking patrol - nicely painted. The table also looks suitably full of stunning scenery.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Table set up for some Forestgrave 12/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 21, 2021, 10:27:37 PM
Thank you! Inspired by the first game of Forestgrave I painted up another couple of basic soldiers. They could also pull double duty as companions in Rangers of Shadow Deep.
One Fireforge peasant with Frostgrave head, one WGA irish with a Frostgrave backpack and bottle, one Oathmark light elf with Frostgrave head and arms.

(https://i.imgur.com/uHqZeJB.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Thus and a thief 22/6
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on June 21, 2021, 10:50:31 PM
I think they look great! Good looking kitbashes mate.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Thugs and a thief 22/6
Post by: LiamFrostfang on June 22, 2021, 10:00:18 AM
 :D fab work....looking great!!!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Thugs and a thief 22/6
Post by: Ogrob on July 10, 2021, 03:39:15 PM
Another little kitbash today. I built this one a while back, not even sure exactly when. Grabbed it last week and started putting some paint on her and now she is done. She should work well as a Treasure Hunter for Frostgrave or a Recruit for Rangers of Shadow Deep.

(https://i.imgur.com/kMikh5I.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - New recruit 10/7
Post by: BZ on July 10, 2021, 03:46:08 PM
I think that it looks great! Its very characterful: the tired ranger!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - New recruit 10/7
Post by: Little Odo on July 10, 2021, 03:47:37 PM
Some lovely kitbashing there. Wonderful additions to your adventurous collection.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Thugs and a thief 22/6
Post by: Reed on July 10, 2021, 11:03:55 PM
Another little kitbash today. I built this one a while back, not even sure exactly when. Grabbed it last week and started putting some paint on her and now she is done. She should work well as a Treasure Hunter for Frostgrave or a Recruit for Rangers of Shadow Deep.

(https://i.imgur.com/kMikh5I.jpg)

What do you think?

The look of absolute exhaustion in her face is ace. ďIím too old for this s**tĒ she seems to be thinking.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - New recruit 10/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 11, 2021, 08:55:19 PM
The Kingdom of the Black Duns is home to several races. While humans and goblins are the most numerous, the strength of the marshland orcs is an integral part of the fledgling kingdom. The orcs hunt in the highland moors and are skilled at taming the creatures of the wetlands.

GW's new Orcs. The regular infantry are fairly reasonable in size really, and can be made to rank up. Using a 50x50 base for the Champion makes it a little easier to fit everyone else around. These make 15 orc spearmen with Champion for Oathmark. May have to try to pick up a few extra to fill the unit out to 20.

(https://i.imgur.com/TorqA0U.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YazVK1B.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp orc spearmen for Oathmark 11/7
Post by: Pattus Magnus on July 11, 2021, 09:30:41 PM
I think you made them look excellent! I like your back-story for them in the Black Duns kingdom, too. Kingdom creation and making stories for armies Iíd one of the many things I like about Oathmark!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp orc spearmen for Oathmark 11/7
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on July 12, 2021, 07:49:35 AM
Wow! You certainly doing a good job to convince me on the new GW Orruks.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp orc spearmen for Oathmark 11/7
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 12, 2021, 07:54:33 AM
They look great  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp orc spearmen for Oathmark 11/7
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on July 12, 2021, 09:18:15 AM
They are indeed great, you really brought out the best in the new Orruks. I'll never understand why they were poorly received by some GW fans, although I suspect that's an unanswerable question. They really evoke brutality and savagery better than some of the more 'Warcraft-esque' giant orcs do.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp orc spearmen for Oathmark 11/7
Post by: Chief Lackey Rich on July 12, 2021, 11:42:10 AM
They are indeed great, you really brought out the best in the new Orruks. I'll never understand why they were poorly received by some GW fans, although I suspect that's an unanswerable question. They really evoke brutality and savagery better than some of the more 'Warcraft-esque' giant orcs do.

I think you answered your own question.  The massive difference in style between these and the older orc sculpts (many of which date back to the 90s and WFB) pisses off people who already own the other figs and are pretty clearly not getting any new sculpts for that part of the megafaction any time soon, if ever.  It's not dissimilar to the feeling of folks (self included) who'd like to have some hope of getting more new, properly sized marine kits in 40K when we have no hope of anything but Primaris freaks from here on out.

You could call it sour grapes if you felt ungenerous, but those swamp orcs are such a departure from the older style (including the WoW-like AoS-only ones) that it's really hard to look at them next to each other and see a unified army.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp orc spearmen for Oathmark 11/7
Post by: Eoin OCnaimhsi on July 12, 2021, 12:17:17 PM
You did a fantastic job on those Orcs.

I personally dislike most of what GW has put out in the last few years, however I am quite taken with these new guys(whom I refuse to call "orruks").

Size wise they look compatible with Ral Partha Orcs.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp orc spearmen for Oathmark 11/7
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on July 12, 2021, 12:53:38 PM
I think you answered your own question.  The massive difference in style between these and the older orc sculpts (many of which date back to the 90s and WFB) pisses off people who already own the other figs and are pretty clearly not getting any new sculpts for that part of the megafaction any time soon, if ever.  It's not dissimilar to the feeling of folks (self included) who'd like to have some hope of getting more new, properly sized marine kits in 40K when we have no hope of anything but Primaris freaks from here on out.

You could call it sour grapes if you felt ungenerous, but those swamp orcs are such a departure from the older style (including the WoW-like AoS-only ones) that it's really hard to look at them next to each other and see a unified army.

But aren't they an entirely different sub-species? E.g. they exist in addition to, rather than instead of, the Ironjawz type orcs etc. Not to derail Ogrob's thread!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp orc spearmen for Oathmark 11/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 12, 2021, 02:20:18 PM
But aren't they an entirely different sub-species? E.g. they exist in addition to, rather than instead of, the Ironjawz type orcs etc. Not to derail Ogrob's thread!

I think due to the nature of Age of Sigmar, new models means new rules (unit choices etc) and it gets frustrating to play a faction that does not receive any new releases when others do. One of the many reasons I am happy to have moved over to indie games from my competetive Warmachine days.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp orc spearmen for Oathmark 11/7
Post by: Neldoreth on July 13, 2021, 04:26:20 PM
Those orcs really did turn out well! Great to see those GW figs on square bases :)

Inspiring stuff!

Thanks
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Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp orc spearmen for Oathmark 11/7
Post by: AKULA on July 13, 2021, 04:49:32 PM
Those orcs looks great  8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Thugs and a thief 22/6
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on July 13, 2021, 09:40:26 PM
Another little kitbash today. I built this one a while back, not even sure exactly when. Grabbed it last week and started putting some paint on her and now she is done. She should work well as a Treasure Hunter for Frostgrave or a Recruit for Rangers of Shadow Deep.

(https://i.imgur.com/kMikh5I.jpg)

What do you think?
That is really nice.

I had not really thought about the Fireforge Folk Rabble. On my shopping list. Thanks.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Thugs and a thief 22/6
Post by: Ogrob on July 14, 2021, 10:10:37 AM
That is really nice.

I had not really thought about the Fireforge Folk Rabble. On my shopping list. Thanks.

Thank you! It's a nifty kit with some useful bits. Always good to have some variety in heads, especially female which are rare enough.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp orc spearmen for Oathmark 11/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 15, 2021, 02:31:30 PM
Hey, remember when this thead was about a SAGA Age of Magic project? I have a hundred other things I'm working on, but the new Oathmark human cavalry had been sat untouched for a few weeks and cried out for attention, so I decided to make eight warriors on horse with composite bows for the Autumnwood guardians.

Really enjoyed building these, the oathmark cav is a very nice looking kit and has some wonderful new hooded heads. I used Oathmark light elf arms as I really like how they look, some light elf heads as well, and finally cut two Frostgrave female torsos off their bodies and built to female warriors as well. All of the models have a variety of bags and spare weapons from different frostgrave sprues too.

(https://i.imgur.com/HHhiX0x.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aUWGoqt.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing some mounted rangers 15/7
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on July 15, 2021, 02:34:02 PM
Great kitbashing as usual mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing some mounted rangers 15/7
Post by: Little Odo on July 15, 2021, 07:08:29 PM
Looking very good so far. Can't wait to see them with a lick of paint.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing some mounted rangers 15/7
Post by: BZ on July 15, 2021, 08:23:43 PM
They look grate! I want also something similar for Oathmark Mounted Rangers...
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing some mounted rangers 15/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 15, 2021, 10:08:22 PM
They look grate! I want also something similar for Oathmark Mounted Rangers...

Thanks! These were fun to build, so I may come back and make a ten man unit in my Oathmark colour scheme as well. I bought two boxes of the Cavalry with no real plans for what to do with them, and I don't really need any medium Cavalry.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing some mounted rangers 15/7
Post by: AKULA on July 15, 2021, 10:26:19 PM
Havenít picked up any of the Oathmark Cavalry yet, but seeing yours makes me tempted - nice work as always mate  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing some mounted rangers 15/7
Post by: Pattus Magnus on July 16, 2021, 01:21:34 AM
Those look great! I like the kit bashing you do to get some variety in the units.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing some mounted rangers 15/7
Post by: Blackwolf on July 16, 2021, 02:55:03 AM
They look great :-* :-* :-*
One problem,however; the quivers placement would probably make for a very nervous and discombobulated horse ;)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Kitbashing some mounted rangers 15/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 28, 2021, 09:00:27 PM
Ogrob, you say, haven't you started a bajilion projects this summer? Did you finish those Dominion orcs, or paint the mounted Rangers yet? No, of course not. I built a new army instead!

For some background this army came about for a couple of reasons. When GW previewed Yndrasta, the Stormcast hero from the new core set, I was really taken by the model in a way Stormcast haven't before. It was the Orcs that made me buy a copy of Dominion, my first GW box in two decades, but I did want to do something with Yndrasta as well.

Second, an idea has been sitting in the back of my head for a while now of making an angelic themed Otherworld force for SAGA: Age of Magic. Otherworld is the only faction not played at our gaming club (soon opening again after a year of pandemic closure). I liked the idea that Otherworld doesn't have to be evil demons, and I had this idea of something like the Archangel from Heroes of Might and Magic III.

And third, I saw Johan Egerkrans' fantastic take on a down to earth Stormcast with a Sallet instead of the facemask. Put these things together and I decided to build the Dominion Stormcast side as my angelic Otherworld army for SAGA. Yndrasta would be a Warlord, and I decided on some Winged hearthguard and some regular Hearthguard from regular Stormcast. I ordered some bits, and upon returning from a visit to my parents last night, said bits had arrived. Naturally I spent the day bashing bits together.

Here is everything assembled so far:
(https://i.imgur.com/WIaa3lt.jpg)

Yndrasta is just straight build from the box:
(https://i.imgur.com/wL8tXej.jpg)

Three hearthguard, the two ladies have Fireforge teuton heads, and the man has a Scibor knight head
(https://i.imgur.com/KgBrPI9.jpg)

Two more hearthguard, one straight from the box (there are some nice bare heads there) and one Scibor knight head
(https://i.imgur.com/92W2SZZ.jpg)

Three fancier hearthguard (elite Stormcast). The lady has a head from the original kit, the two lads another pair of Scibor heads.
(https://i.imgur.com/79ly8By.jpg)

Two winged hearthguard, again a Fireforge and a Scibor head. Wings are resin prints.
(https://i.imgur.com/SZNAfpe.jpg)

Another Scibor head and a bare head from Dominion.
(https://i.imgur.com/a3ONkdZ.jpg)

This lady has the Champion head from the Oathmark human cavalry, while the lad has another Scibor head.
(https://i.imgur.com/kwFCdwF.jpg)

I plan to paint them in rusty dented steel armour, with dirty white cloth and probably a fair number of crosses to create that Crusader feel. I call them the Knights of the Rusty Cross.

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Turning GW Stormcast into Otherworld for SAGA 28/7
Post by: HappyChappy439 on July 29, 2021, 01:01:17 AM
The conversions look great so far! The resin wings are fantastic

Really looking forward to seeing them painted up!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Turning GW Stormcast into Otherworld for SAGA 28/7
Post by: AKULA on July 29, 2021, 06:59:06 AM
WOW...those are going to look pretty stunning once painted...love the wings

 :o
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Turning GW Stormcast into Otherworld for SAGA 28/7
Post by: Ogrob on August 01, 2021, 11:58:31 AM
Got a bit more progress on the Dominion miniatures. If I bought the thing I'm going to be using the minis damnit :D The hobgoblins have two daggers and grenades, but are like all modern GW models not kitbash friendly. I toyed with the idea of converting them to blade and shield to better fit in Oathmark, but in the end I decided to just paint them up as is. Quick and dirty paintjobs, some rust on the armour and they will do just fine as a unit of Goblin Soldiers in Oathmark.

(https://i.imgur.com/zBsCaqK.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - AoS hobgoblins painted 1/8
Post by: Reed on August 01, 2021, 01:18:15 PM
Much better in green, good choice.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - AoS hobgoblins painted 1/8
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on August 01, 2021, 06:55:17 PM
Looking good!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - AoS hobgoblins painted 1/8
Post by: beefcake on August 02, 2021, 05:56:51 AM
Green is great.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - AoS hobgoblins painted 1/8
Post by: adrianbarcas on August 02, 2021, 09:29:39 AM
Hi Ogrob, those winged archangels are impressive!!
Where are the wings from? I'd like to try and print some of those
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - AoS hobgoblins painted 1/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 02, 2021, 09:49:00 AM
Hi Ogrob, those winged archangels are impressive!!
Where are the wings from? I'd like to try and print some of those

Thanks mate! They are from Asgard Rising miniatures.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - AoS hobgoblins painted 1/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 05, 2021, 01:23:01 PM
Some more Dominion progress. I do really like these miniatures, but not sure that they fit in terribly well with my Dunland force.

Probably end up using this as a Knucker in game, a great swamp beast.

(https://i.imgur.com/upox69X.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LVEYKZn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pfsesl5.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp beast painted 5/8
Post by: 2010sunburst on August 05, 2021, 01:39:31 PM
Just fantastic mate.  Truly excellent work.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp beast painted 5/8
Post by: Elk101 on August 05, 2021, 02:01:49 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp beast painted 5/8
Post by: Chief Lackey Rich on August 05, 2021, 02:50:43 PM
Looks a lot better than the garish GW catalog images, that's for sure.  The surprisingly wide variety of weird critter mounts in the swamp orc range (most of which aren't out yet, of course) are a big chunk of the appeal for me, combined with the generally more grungy overall aesthetic.  Still some cartoony stuff made worse by GW's hack paintwork, but your images really show how much it can be toned down with a better choice of colors.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp beast painted 5/8
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on August 05, 2021, 04:56:16 PM
The sculpt is a bit busy and over the top for my taste, the helmet in particular but your brushwork and color palette is spot on for my kind of thing. Nicely done mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp beast painted 5/8
Post by: BZ on August 05, 2021, 06:46:53 PM
The sculpt is a bit busy and over the top for my taste, the helmet in particular but your brushwork and color palette is spot on for my kind of thing. Nicely done mate!
Exactly the same here!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp beast painted 5/8
Post by: beefcake on August 06, 2021, 08:06:55 AM
Very nice. Looks amazing!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp beast painted 5/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 06, 2021, 12:07:39 PM
Thanks everyone! I may very well grab one or two more of the beasties coming out for the swamp orcs, maybe try to make a riderless Knucker. Seems like GW has pried open my wallet again... oh well.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp beast painted 5/8
Post by: Elk101 on August 06, 2021, 01:21:14 PM
The sculpt is a bit busy and over the top for my taste, the helmet in particular but your brushwork and color palette is spot on for my kind of thing. Nicely done mate!

Yeah, I agree, it is the colour choices that really make the figure look good. It looks like an easy miniature to get wrong!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Swamp beast painted 5/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 10, 2021, 10:19:39 AM
A couple of big monsters added to the bestiary today. First up is the Cosmo Wolf from Wizkids Magic the Gathering range. Bought this on a whim, but absolutely love how he turned out:

(https://i.imgur.com/E7ssbmL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Txc58SB.jpg)

And second the big temple snake, this guy is from Steamforge Games' Epic Encounter range. I think that's a 100mm base it's on.
(https://i.imgur.com/cmhhzyN.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big monsters! 10/8
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on August 10, 2021, 10:36:20 AM
Brilliant work mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big monsters! 10/8
Post by: BZ on August 10, 2021, 06:10:13 PM
Both of them look fantastic!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big monsters! 10/8
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on August 11, 2021, 04:10:22 PM
Those are excellent! Really smooth tones and transitions on the temple snake. It must be huge if that's a 100mm base? I love the wolf, real Sif from Dark Souls vibe there.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big monsters! 10/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 11, 2021, 06:27:26 PM
Thank you and yes, they are absolutely massive beasts. The wolf is ona 75mm base as well, it towers over regular 28mm models.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Big monsters! 10/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 20, 2021, 09:05:31 PM
Jumping back and forth on projects as usual, this week I managed to finish the eight mounted Rangers. I built these back in July, unpainted pictures are on page 31.

Simple kitbash for the most part, some Oathmark light elf arms (and a pair of elf heads too) on Oathmark human cavalry. Two of the figures are a little more involved, cut down Frostgrave female soldier bodies with heads from Fireforge's peasant sprue.

These guys will function as warriors with mounts and composite bows in SAGA, giving my Lords of the Wild a bit of speed.

(https://i.imgur.com/mpYNMUR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fT1Bnuo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/A6XFzwf.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: amijp on August 20, 2021, 10:09:53 PM
Those mounted rangers are fantastic - brilliant kitbashing and paintjob. I particularly like the bases, the different colour tufts really make the bases pop. And I think that the female ranger conversions look great, well worth the effort.

Thatís enough gushing for now! lol I recently bought the metal mounted ranger champion for use in Rangers of Shadow Deep, think Iíll get him painted soon.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on August 21, 2021, 02:00:52 AM
Brilliant work as usual mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: BZ on August 21, 2021, 06:31:50 AM
They are amazingly good!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: Captain Blood on August 21, 2021, 08:22:53 AM
Very nicely constructed and painted, as always  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: Little Odo on August 21, 2021, 09:55:31 AM
They look fabulous - the kit-bashing, painting and bases are all wonderful. Great job!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 21, 2021, 10:44:30 AM
Thanks everyone! Quite happy with these, though no idea when they will see a table :D
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 21, 2021, 12:39:21 PM
Very nice conversions.

The autumn colours are a nice touch.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: Bloggard on August 21, 2021, 01:44:49 PM
they look great.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: Seditiosus on August 27, 2021, 08:38:27 PM
They look great. The birch seeds really give them a nice touch...

speaking of birch seeds... are you painting these? The ones I just recently collected have a more greyish-brownish color.. if so, is there any special trick involved?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 27, 2021, 09:54:49 PM
The trick is to be too lazy to do it yourself, and buy them pre-stained. Greenstuff World has tubs of green and orange leaves, which I believe are stained birch seeds, but not idea on how they do it.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: Ultravanillasmurf on August 30, 2021, 10:48:21 AM
The trick is to be too lazy to do it yourself, and buy them pre-stained. Greenstuff World has tubs of green and orange leaves, which I believe are stained birch seeds, but not idea on how they do it.
I agree whole heartedly., but they look good.
https://www.green-scenes.co.uk/store?productlist-categories=little-leaf-company (https://www.green-scenes.co.uk/store?productlist-categories=little-leaf-company)
There was a discussion about their source here: https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=116831.0 (https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=116831.0)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on August 30, 2021, 12:00:06 PM
Stellar stuff as usual. Really love the tones you choose, as always.

How are you finding SAGA Age of Magic? Is it replacing Oathmark for you?

My gaming group has cooled slightly on Oathmark recently with a few players stating it feels a bit 'samey'. Hoping we get at least another few months of use out of it though.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 30, 2021, 03:15:47 PM
Stellar stuff as usual. Really love the tones you choose, as always.

How are you finding SAGA Age of Magic? Is it replacing Oathmark for you?

My gaming group has cooled slightly on Oathmark recently with a few players stating it feels a bit 'samey'. Hoping we get at least another few months of use out of it though.

Not at all, different games for different occasions. I love Oathmark's military expeditions, and I honestly haven't had a chance to play very many games over the last year so I want to play the new onces in Bane of Kings. During the period the gaming club was closed I've had one regular opponent who lives near me, and we have played maybe five games of Oathmark. Not played SAGA in about a year, but eager to get back to it.

SAGA is a great pickup game, especially if you have Book of Battles, Oathmark probably wants some narrative or campaign structure to shine and not get too samey.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Painted mounted rangers 19/8
Post by: Ogrob on November 21, 2021, 11:18:38 AM
I received my Oathmark light dwarf infantry preorder the other day, and thought I would do a little mini review on here. Haven't seen too many of these out in the wild yet.

Let's start with a quick look at the metal heroes. In my opinion these might be the best metal heroes North Star have done yet for Oathmark. Full of character and lovely clean sculpts. Casts are also really good for the most part, but my drummer is missing a little bit of the thin rim from his drum.
(https://i.imgur.com/avF5NNM.jpg)

On to the plastic kit. Overall, I'm really happy with this kit. I thought there was going to be repeat heads from the regular Dwarf Infantry, but it is all new sculpts and plenty of them as well. Nice character and a good mix of hats, hoods and helmets. I plan to mostly build Border Guards with this kit, so hoods are going to be my first choice. However, I have one big issue with this kit. They are meant to be built as either archers or with two-handed weapons but not a single of the five bodies has a pose that can work for shooting a bow. They are all either mid stride or in wide dynamic stances with their hips turned in completely the wrong direction for archery. There are arms posed as if loosing an arrow, but I feel like they do not work at all. I opted to build all of mine as fighting with a one handed weapon and just holding their bows in their off hand.

Still, between the great heads, cool set of improvised two-handed weapons and nice bits and pieces I have to say this is a really nice kit.

I built five Border Guard almost straight from one sprue, just with one regular Dwarf Infantry head, and two small pieces of equipment from a Frostgrave sprue.
(https://i.imgur.com/f4Zd58p.jpg)

I also replaced a few heads from some Brambles Dwarf Soldier, and as you can see the heads swap over easily between kits. The head on the right with his hood down is probably my favourite of them all:
(https://i.imgur.com/I4BtMPi.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark light dwarves mini review 21/11
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on November 21, 2021, 11:27:35 AM
Glad to see this project back!

One quick Q - did you find the metal dwarf heroes slightly smaller than their plastic brethren? For the Undead release, the metal heroes were noticeably smaller than plastic counterparts, which looks a little odd when ranking up.

Keen to see the dwarves painted up - definitely grabbing a sprue of these when I can.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark light dwarves mini review 21/11
Post by: Ogrob on November 21, 2021, 11:33:07 AM
They do seem to be a little smaller, you are right. When I've built a little more I'll get a photo with a metal hero in a unit.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark light dwarves mini review 21/11
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on November 22, 2021, 07:08:48 AM
Thanks formte review, they look great! I definitely need some.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark light dwarves mini review 21/11
Post by: Baconfat on November 25, 2021, 01:55:03 AM
What exactly are Brambles Dwarf Soldiers?   

My googling failed.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark light dwarves mini review 21/11
Post by: Ogrob on November 25, 2021, 06:19:48 AM
"the Brambles" is the name I picked for my Dwarf and Halfling kingdom for Oathmark, somewhere back in this thread. They've not yet been painted unfortunately.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark light dwarves mini review 21/11
Post by: Ogrob on December 14, 2021, 01:56:35 PM
Hey guys, back again with another little review! Not so much time for painting right now, but as always, managing to add more and more to the grey pile.

This time, Fireforge's new Spanish Almughavars. I have no idea about the historicity of these, and I don't terribly care. What they do offer in my view is a nice complement to the Oathmark and Frostgrave series of plastics, as they fit really well with these as far as size and proprotions.

The kit comes with some nice options that Oathmark is missing, especially the javelins. They also have cleavers, swords and spears available. There's also a nifty accessory sprue which has a variety of shields and some nice packs of javelins. You can see sprues on Fireforge's page here (https://fireforge-games.com/spanish/843-almughavars-bulk-edition.html)

I assembled one quickly out of the box, and here is what he looks like next to a Victrix Saxon, an Oathmark human and a Perry man at arms.
(https://i.imgur.com/VKMGa0g.jpg)

All told, I really like this kit. It fills in some missing options in the generic dark age human range, and scultping is pretty good. Not quite as good detail as Victrix, but pretty similar to Oathmark and Wargames Atlantic.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Fireforge plastic spanish mini review 14/12
Post by: HappyChappy439 on December 14, 2021, 02:47:17 PM
Thanks for taking a look at the set! I'd totally missed the announcement on those!

It's great to see them slightly skinnier than some of the older Fireforge kits so they scale in with the other ranges, and having a source of mail bodies is always a bonus  lol
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Fireforge plastic spanish mini review 14/12
Post by: Porsenna on December 14, 2021, 03:27:20 PM
I can't quiet tell by looking at the pics on thier website- are some of the bodies armored in scale armor?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Fireforge plastic spanish mini review 14/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 14, 2021, 03:33:50 PM
I can't quiet tell by looking at the pics on thier website- are some of the bodies armored in scale armor?

No, there's two in mail, three in some leather jerkin type things and one body with a fur or sheepskin over his mail per sprue.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Fireforge plastic spanish mini review 14/12
Post by: Porsenna on December 14, 2021, 03:40:40 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Fireforge plastic spanish mini review 14/12
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on December 15, 2021, 09:02:01 AM
Thanks for the review mate, I was unaware of these being released.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Fireforge plastic spanish mini review 14/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 15, 2021, 05:05:34 PM
I don't know that I need a unit of Javelin upgraded Soldiers (or Warriors) for Oathmark, but when has that ever stopped anyone?

This is about a sprues worth of Almughuvars, with some light kitbashing: two Oathmark human heads, two Victrix heads, some backpacks and pouches from random sprues, a Wargames Atlantic Irish shield and an Oathmark skeleton shield.
(https://i.imgur.com/Nd1JoJL.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Javelin infantry from FF Almughuvars 15/12
Post by: AKULA on December 15, 2021, 06:47:30 PM
They look great, and itís certainly not about ďneedingĒ ...if you ďwantĒ them, thatís a good enough reasons  8)

Have I missed something though, or is the figure second from the right wearing a Father Christmas hat and matching beard  ;)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Javelin infantry from FF Almughuvars 15/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 15, 2021, 06:52:27 PM
They look great, and itís certainly not about ďneedingĒ ...if you ďwantĒ them, thatís a good enough reasons  8)

Have I missed something though, or is the figure second from the right wearing a Father Christmas hat and matching beard  ;)

It is one of the funnier heads on the Victrix viking sprue. Seasonally apropriate at least.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Javelin infantry from FF Almughuvars 15/12
Post by: HappyChappy439 on December 15, 2021, 06:53:44 PM


Have I missed something though, or is the figure second from the right wearing a Father Christmas hat and matching beard  ;)

'Tis the Season!  :D

But yes, they definitely look the part! Looking forward to seeing them painted up!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Javelin infantry from FF Almughuvars 15/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 16, 2021, 08:56:48 PM
So I built a few more. I really do think that these mix very well with Oathmark humans. Both arms and heads mix well. I only found two Oathmark infantry bodies, or I would have done a few more. I think they look really good with the Almughoravid heads and arms. I also had a go at kitbashing with some Victrix bodies, making a champion and a regular soldier. This is a little trickier, as the design on the Victrix kits is a bit more distinct in style and proportion. It can be done, but I would consider it a little more advanced kitbashing.

(https://i.imgur.com/X7dL8uA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zZGbGt3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qrsHjtg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/R80lkSl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ipc5640.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Almughoravids 16/12
Post by: Sunjester on December 17, 2021, 10:11:12 AM
They look really great!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Almughoravids 16/12
Post by: Ogrob on December 17, 2021, 04:31:12 PM
Thank you!

Managed to build the last four today to make a unit of 20. These use Victrix saxon bodies with Almughavar weapons. Heads are a mix of Oathmark and Fireforge. I still have almost half of the spanish kit left for other kitbashes.

My favourite here is probably the one with the hood getting ready to stab someone in the face (I have really enjoyed building and posing with the cleavers in this set, need to make some Frostgrave thieves with them as well). The one in mail would make an excellent Rohirrim I feel as well.

(https://i.imgur.com/WVStNAw.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Almughoravids 17/12
Post by: HappyChappy439 on December 17, 2021, 04:49:30 PM
Wow! You're getting a lot of mileage out of the kit!

The kitbashes look great, the dynamic poses work really well
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Almughoravids 17/12
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on December 17, 2021, 07:49:56 PM
Brilliant work mate, very dynamic!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More kitbashing with Almughoravids 17/12
Post by: Ogrob on January 03, 2022, 09:11:05 PM
Sometimes you just see things and want them, right? This new dragon kit from GW really grabbed me, best dragon they have ever designed I think, and with the added benefit of being hard plastic. The only modification I made to this was to green stuff over the sigmarite comet on his chest.

(https://i.imgur.com/yIgKd0r.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BK5nKds.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/msUZbYa.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0OgeV6y.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive GW dragon 03/01
Post by: AKULA on January 03, 2022, 10:55:43 PM
Good work mate, youíve done a great job with it - I agree it is a lovely looking kit.

Iíd be tempted to get one myself (minus the front set of limbs) for Westeros

 :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive GW dragon 03/01
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on January 04, 2022, 02:07:17 AM
You did a brilliant job mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive GW dragon 03/01
Post by: Seal on January 04, 2022, 05:06:01 AM
Wow!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive GW dragon 03/01
Post by: HappyChappy439 on January 04, 2022, 08:52:57 AM
Really impressive work!

Quick question, how does it scale up against the Oathmark figures?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive GW dragon 03/01
Post by: Little Odo on January 04, 2022, 10:11:33 AM
Very nice. Turned out very well with your wonderful paint job.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive GW dragon 03/01
Post by: OSHIROmodels on January 04, 2022, 10:31:46 AM
Looks great  8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive GW dragon 03/01
Post by: Ogrob on January 04, 2022, 11:13:07 AM
Thanks everyone! Really happy with him myself, I set myself the challenge of not drybrushing any surfaces and using a very limited palette. In the end I think I only used six or seven tones on the whole mini, not counting the base.

Really impressive work!

Quick question, how does it scale up against the Oathmark figures?

He's a big boy, too big for Oathmark for sure. He comes on a 160mm round base, but I put him on a 130mm instead and he just about fits. I will probably use it for DnD (if things ever get to high level and in person...),Frostgrave and maybe SAGA Age of Magic.

(https://i.imgur.com/jg2SE5W.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive GW dragon 03/01
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on January 04, 2022, 11:16:44 AM
Now THAT'S a dragon.

Amazing paintwork and great job covering up the Sigmarite emblem. That's truly a model which deserves Oathmark's somewhat bonkers dragon profiles.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive GW dragon 03/01
Post by: tin shed gamer on January 04, 2022, 11:45:15 AM
Lovely  finish you've achieved . Wasn't even aware these dragons had the emblem on them. Let alone notice it'd been covered up.As I'd only given them half a glance on the GW thread.
I'm half tempted myself now. But a six inch diameter base is quite the storage issue for me( I think my biggest Dragon base is 2"-3" and that causes issues with It's tail and wings sticking out at odd angles from it.)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Massive GW dragon 03/01
Post by: Ogrob on January 08, 2022, 10:48:34 PM
As my Christmas holiday is coming to a close, allow me to share a sneak peak on another quite large project in the works. I inted to make a decent amount of Rohan themed things this year, starting with expanding my collection of GW Rohan terrain. This long hall uses four of the Rohan house kits (though with lots of left overs, I can probably bash something with it all).

Since the walls in this kit are detailed on both sides, but only in order to give options for the outside facade, I will be going the Black Magic Craft (check him out on Youtube) way for interior terrain: the roof is glued down and I will eventually make a base from which the entire building can be lifted off to reveal a floor design.

(https://i.imgur.com/dfceGn8.jpg)

Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan long hall 8/1
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on January 09, 2022, 03:17:50 AM
Looking good mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan long hall 8/1
Post by: Codsticker on January 09, 2022, 05:55:36 AM
Very nice! I saw a YouTube video (zorpazorp maybe) of some similar modifications to the Rohan buildings. I think yours looks very natural; the dormers are genius.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan long hall 8/1
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on January 09, 2022, 09:36:12 AM
Bonkers. Love it. Is the plan to do a force for the actual MESBG, or more Rohan "inspired" for Oathmark, Saga etc?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan long hall 8/1
Post by: Peithetairos on January 09, 2022, 10:01:59 AM
That is an impressive and beautifully painted dragon. Love the subdued, more naturalistic colours. Especially the wings look leathery. I thought the GW dragons all had arm and neck armour, but I am glad they also have 'naked' ones. That longhouse looks very good, too. Will you add some interior detailing and furnishings?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan long hall 8/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 09, 2022, 10:50:08 AM
Bonkers. Love it. Is the plan to do a force for the actual MESBG, or more Rohan "inspired" for Oathmark, Saga etc?

Thank you! The plan is definitely Rohan-inspired. I don't think majority cavalry works in Oathmark, and I don't need a third human army for that system anyway, so the plan is to base them for SAGA. I have me eye on Horde for Age of Magic, and I am considering using them as Normans and possibly Spanish in AoV/AoC. I am waiting on Victrix norman cavalry and dark age archers, and plan to kitbash those with both Saxons and Vikings to create that Rohan vibe.

Very nice! I saw a YouTube video (zorpazorp maybe) of some similar modifications to the Rohan buildings. I think yours looks very natural; the dormers are genius.

Thank you. Zorpazorp's video is indeed one of my main references for techniques and ideas. GW also made a video themselves including a long hall. I made my entrance a little different from theirs though.

That is an impressive and beautifully painted dragon. Love the subdued, more naturalistic colours. Especially the wings look leathery. I thought the GW dragons all had arm and neck armour, but I am glad they also have 'naked' ones. That longhouse looks very good, too. Will you add some interior detailing and furnishings?

Thank you! The plan is to have a floor, so I can lift the entire building off the table and reveal the interior floor. Probably keep it simple from there, maybe a firepit in the middle or something.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan long hall 8/1
Post by: OSHIROmodels on January 09, 2022, 11:18:33 AM
Good use of the kits  8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan long hall 8/1
Post by: Captain Blood on January 09, 2022, 09:53:39 PM
Spectacular hall  :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan long hall 8/1
Post by: Little Odo on January 10, 2022, 01:21:13 PM
Now that's a hall worthy of a king.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan long hall 8/1
Post by: Ogrob on January 30, 2022, 09:50:06 PM
Another small thing from the lead pile to the display shelf. Got this guy from Fenris' last kickstarter, the Wyldwood one. Figure I may use it as a werebear in something or other at some point. Very nice mini either way, little bit of flash but nothing major.

(https://i.imgur.com/GYrjzp4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cpFOiax.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GYrjzp4.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wyldwood polar bear 30/1
Post by: Bearwoodman on January 30, 2022, 10:24:18 PM
I think he doesn't look that small!

He looks absolutely ferocious, and just about strong enough to wield that enormous blade! Nice painting, and I really like the base too. :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wyldwood polar bear 30/1
Post by: Golgotha on January 31, 2022, 12:02:00 AM
He is rather cute and really unusual love him.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan long hall 8/1
Post by: Koyote on January 31, 2022, 01:48:00 AM
What do you think?
I think that if polar bears ever gain opposable thumbs and swordsmanship, we humans are screwed.

Nicely done. 👍
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wyldwood polar bear 30/1
Post by: Blackwolf on January 31, 2022, 01:48:52 AM
Heís a bear,whatís not to like :)
Excellent painting ,love the patina on his falchion 8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wyldwood polar bear 30/1
Post by: Ogrob on February 01, 2022, 08:17:02 PM
Thanks fellas! With my Sludge-kick for the last six months it seems I've just started doing all my metals with heavy-handed brown washes for patina :D
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wyldwood polar bear 30/1
Post by: Little Odo on February 02, 2022, 05:50:10 PM
A great figure, nicely painted. That blade really sings.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wyldwood polar bear 30/1
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on February 02, 2022, 05:58:59 PM
I've been trying to think of a good pun since you posted this but they're all pretty unbearable.

(Great work as usual)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Wyldworld polar bear 30/1
Post by: Ogrob on February 19, 2022, 02:12:29 PM
Got some more scenery finished. I bought these 3D printed webbed trees a while back and they had been sitting untouched for several months when Kromlech released their next set of Dark Forest scenery. I love this whole range, excellent quality heavy resin pieces (you can see the bushes and stumps sets painted a couple pages back). I bought all the new trees, expensive but well worth the price, and a notice board.

Last night I finally got it all finished with some tufts and leaf scatter.

(https://i.imgur.com/IavqXyV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NJWjgqL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lyCV3vy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YbmGhsk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WT42gSe.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - I guess there are spiders in this forest 19/2
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on February 19, 2022, 04:04:37 PM
Creepy! Great work mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - I guess there are spiders in this forest 19/2
Post by: Blackwolf on February 19, 2022, 08:09:29 PM
Fantastic  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - I guess there are spiders in this forest 19/2
Post by: Koyote on February 21, 2022, 07:27:39 PM
The trees look amazing. Great job!

Love the little details, like the mushrooms.

Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - I guess there are spiders in this forest 19/2
Post by: Olsson on February 28, 2022, 06:07:15 PM

A lot to love here, I was surprised to see I had not commented before I tend to peek my head in on a regular basis. The collection of terrain is vibrant and lovely, I especially like the notice board.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - I guess there are spiders in this forest 19/2
Post by: Ogrob on March 19, 2022, 02:42:36 PM
This was a little spur of the moment decision, and had I known Sludge Nations would release the same week (check my black powder log) I would probably have held of this purchase. Still, here we are. I have been playing a lot of Mount & Blade Bannerlord, and loving it's low fantasy dark age style setting. The different civilizations are all quite cool and I love that they step away from having the english/french analogue as the central realm. Instead the three large kingdoms that remain from an older empire are decidedly Byzantine in style. There's also a realm with very strong Rus vibes.

The game's title screen looks like this and I think it is a great look:
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/zEgYwXUoJJ4/maxresdefault.jpg)

So I ended up buying 20 varangian guard one late night with the idea of using them as Linebreakers for my Kingdom of the Black Duns for Oathmark. I ended up grabbing Fireforge's pack of 12, a pack of 4 from V&V miniatures and a pack of 4 from Stronghold Terrain. V&V are definitely the best sculpts of these, while Fireforge frustrated me the most with trying to match up the four point connections on their models. Still, at less than half the price per model compared to the other two, I can't complain too much.

I decided to model these completely sans shields as Oathmark Linebreakers lack the shielding ability. In the end, two models needed to get shields anyway as I only had left arms with shield straps left (a result of wonky design from Fireforge, but their kit does come with the option of either dane axes or shield + spear, so at least I had some arms I could use). I also used Victrix scabards as I prefer their design compared to what came with most of the models.

(https://i.imgur.com/gtV9TZ9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HHPlfrd.jpg)

Really happy with the banner mirroring the title screen above:
(https://i.imgur.com/KyDPJHW.jpg)

V&V:
(https://i.imgur.com/81iOPUL.jpg)

Stronghold:
(https://i.imgur.com/6NQxANl.jpg)

Fireforge:
(https://i.imgur.com/JWjdJjX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sKUJUlI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CGDdZhg.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Varangians as Oathmark Linebreakers 19/3
Post by: BZ on March 19, 2022, 05:58:37 PM
The whole unit is wonderful! Great work!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Varangians as Oathmark Linebreakers 19/3
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on March 19, 2022, 06:40:33 PM
Well, they look fething stunning. I was so close to picking these up recently - you might make me go back and buy them after all. Really good work on the furs in particular. Super inspiring as ever.

And (since I'm here) - sounds like the answer is 'yes', but have you found Bannerlord worth it generally over its predecessor Warband? I heard it had a buggy start but is somewhat better now?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Varangians as Oathmark Linebreakers 19/3
Post by: Ogrob on March 19, 2022, 06:44:43 PM
Well, they look fething stunning. I was so close to picking these up recently - you might make me go back and buy them after all. Really good work on the furs in particular. Super inspiring as ever.

And (since I'm here) - sounds like the answer is 'yes', but have you found Bannerlord worth it generally over its predecessor Warband? I heard it had a buggy start but is somewhat better now?

I never played Warband, I picked up Bannerlord on the strength of a let's play after the most recent large patch, which seems to have sorted out a number of old issues. I've not had any major bugs at all, and have put in over 100 hours so far.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Varangians as Oathmark Linebreakers 19/3
Post by: Pattus Magnus on March 19, 2022, 07:12:06 PM
Itís a shame that the Fireforge Varangians are a chore to assemble, but you certainly got them to look good! The unit looks suitably intimidating!  Iím looking forward to seeing them painted.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - I guess there are spiders in this forest 19/2
Post by: Askellad on March 21, 2022, 05:52:06 PM
This was a little spur of the moment decision, and had I known Sludge Nations would release the same week (check my black powder log) I would probably have held of this purchase. Still, here we are. I have been playing a lot of Mount & Blade Bannerlord, and loving it's low fantasy dark age style setting. The different civilizations are all quite cool and I love that they step away from having the english/french analogue as the central realm. Instead the three large kingdoms that remain from an older empire are decidedly Byzantine in style. There's also a realm with very strong Rus vibes.

The game's title screen looks like this and I think it is a great look:
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/zEgYwXUoJJ4/maxresdefault.jpg)

So I ended up buying 20 varangian guard one late night with the idea of using them as Linebreakers for my Kingdom of the Black Duns for Oathmark. I ended up grabbing Fireforge's pack of 12, a pack of 4 from V&V miniatures and a pack of 4 from Stronghold Terrain. V&V are definitely the best sculpts of these, while Fireforge frustrated me the most with trying to match up the four point connections on their models. Still, at less than half the price per model compared to the other two, I can't complain too much.

I decided to model these completely sans shields as Oathmark Linebreakers lack the shielding ability. In the end, two models needed to get shields anyway as I only had left arms with shield straps left (a result of wonky design from Fireforge, but their kit does come with the option of either dane axes or shield + spear, so at least I had some arms I could use). I also used Victrix scabards as I prefer their design compared to what came with most of the models.

(https://i.imgur.com/gtV9TZ9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HHPlfrd.jpg)

Really happy with the banner mirroring the title screen above:
(https://i.imgur.com/KyDPJHW.jpg)

V&V:
(https://i.imgur.com/81iOPUL.jpg)

Stronghold:
(https://i.imgur.com/6NQxANl.jpg)

Fireforge:
(https://i.imgur.com/JWjdJjX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sKUJUlI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CGDdZhg.jpg)

What do you think?

Bannerlord is the way! Playing M&B from the beginning ans still playin'
I have planned to paint my early byzantine army with colors from bannerlord's Empire faction
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Varangians as Oathmark Linebreakers 19/3
Post by: Hupp n at em on March 23, 2022, 11:30:48 PM
Woah, I totally missed Bannerlord releasing! Great work on those linebreakers.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Varangians as Oathmark Linebreakers 19/3
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on March 23, 2022, 11:38:16 PM
I have put in over 100 hours so far.

That's all the endorsement I need  lol
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Varangians as Oathmark Linebreakers 19/3
Post by: Askellad on March 26, 2022, 11:25:04 AM
;)

(https://zupimages.net/up/22/12/xefz.png) (https://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=22/12/xefz.png)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Varangians as Oathmark Linebreakers 19/3
Post by: Ogrob on April 18, 2022, 12:24:22 PM
Another small update for the Kingdom of the Black Duns. I got two bags of Victrix norman cavalry on release, and plan to use them for a Rohan-inspired Saga Age of Magic force. The kit has a lot of nice little bits and pieces, and one of them are these heads with faceplates. Quite liked the look of these, and also happened to see a bit of Bannerlord artwork with that exact helm on a warrior wearing a fur shoulderpiece. I decided to go back and modify my heavy cavalry, taking of their Teutonic style great helms and replacing them with the norman helms with face plates. I think this brings them nicely in line with the other dark age heads in the army.

(https://i.imgur.com/jplkVi3.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - New heads on old cavalry 18/4
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on April 18, 2022, 03:59:53 PM
Looking good, as usual mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - I guess there are spiders in this forest 19/2
Post by: Koyote on April 18, 2022, 11:06:50 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/gtV9TZ9.jpg)

What do you think?

I think this unit looks f*cking amazing!

Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - New heads on old cavalry 18/4
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on April 19, 2022, 07:31:51 PM
I loved that unit before with the Teutonic look, but the new one works really well (and definitely matches the slightly more Dark Ages feel of the force). I'm about to do similar to my cavalry units and replace some of the older helms with 3D printed versions which look much better, so glad to know I'm not the only one revisiting past completions :)

Looking forward to seeing those Linebreakers painted up too - they're really good.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - New heads on old cavalry 18/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 19, 2022, 07:44:45 PM
Thank you all. I have been meaning to do more Sludge stuff first, but I may need to move the line breakers upp in the queue. Hope I remember the recipe for the red...
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - New heads on old cavalry 18/4
Post by: Ogrob on April 29, 2022, 10:33:14 PM
Well, here we are, the Linebreakers are done.

Need to think about backstory a little bit, but I imagine they would be some kind of Jarl's or King's huscarls up in the highlands of the Black Duns.

(https://i.imgur.com/bo86p3J.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/g1dOlgv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CzgUEQ3.jpg)

Trying some new photo settings, I think these might be better than the photos of the cavalry above. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Varangians as Linebreakers painted 30/4
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on April 30, 2022, 06:59:43 AM
Loviníem!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Varangians as Linebreakers painted 30/4
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on April 30, 2022, 02:36:01 PM
Very Bannerlord. Great looking unit, I look forward to seeing some games with them.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Varangians as Linebreakers painted 30/4
Post by: Ogrob on May 05, 2022, 09:08:05 PM
You may have noticed if you read my plogs that I can often paint with some speed. Some even suggest I should do comissions because of high output. However, it has become very clear to me that I need quite a lot of excitment about a project in order to be fast and productive. I have a lot of started, half painted things lying around as I do stall out on things. I've found it best to just move on to the next fun thing and get something done.

The Linebreakers got me some momentum to work on my Oathmark collection again, and I was able to finish the last 25% or so on these javelin soldiers. I had finished the base coats several months ago after posting the builds, but then set them aside to work on Sludge and other things. Nice to move these to the display shelves at last!

Models are kitbashed, primarily some combinations of the Fireforge Almughavar plastic kit with oathmark soldier bits and a few Victrix things here and there.

(https://i.imgur.com/83NHWxu.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark javelin soldiers 05/05
Post by: sir_shvantselot on May 05, 2022, 09:48:50 PM
Youíve done a fantastic job on those and itís very valuable to see how all those different different kits fit together. Thanks.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark javelin soldiers 05/05
Post by: Ogrob on May 05, 2022, 09:54:30 PM
Thank you! The almughavars fit very well with Oathmark humans. Combining either with Victrix parts is a little trickier and may take some greenstuff, but you can get some nifty results. The rightmost model in the front rank is one of my favorites, combining all three kits.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark javelin soldiers 05/05
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 06, 2022, 01:38:16 AM
Lots of character n display mate, great work!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark javelin soldiers 05/05
Post by: Elbows on May 06, 2022, 02:43:06 AM
Nice work.  Had my eyes on the Almughavar kit for a while. 
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark javelin soldiers 05/05
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on May 06, 2022, 09:12:57 AM
Would you say these are substantially smaller than Fireforge's Northmen line?

I've had my eye on the kit, as you say, for kitbashing opportunities, but it would be good to know if they tend toward Fireforge's 'new' heroic scale.

And yes, lovely work as ever :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark javelin soldiers 05/05
Post by: Ogrob on May 06, 2022, 08:54:25 PM
Unfortunately I don't have any plain Fireforge northmen bodies at home, everything seems to be a kitbash. I took a shot where I think you can see the difference in body size. Looks to me like the body is a mm shorter at the shoulders. Heads should be pretty much exact matches and the Spanish use bowl necks like the northmen, not shelf necks like the Crusaders.

The big difference is arm size. I would happily put Spanish arms on Oathmark bodies but not on Northmen bodies. Oathmark arms seem to go fine on both sets of bodies, so they are not too far apart to kitbash with.

(https://i.imgur.com/lwjD6XI.jpg)

 I would be happy to use these in the same army but probably not the same unit. To my eye they are within tolerance, while something like Gripping Beast vikings would be too small to pair with either. The spanish are excellent for representing irregulars that may not be as bulky as the more heavily armoured and well fed regular soldiers.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark javelin soldiers 05/05
Post by: HappyChappy439 on May 07, 2022, 04:03:38 PM
Great work! And thanks for the showcase on the kits!

I've ordered a couple of the Almughavar sprues off the back of this!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark javelin soldiers 05/05
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on May 07, 2022, 04:07:45 PM
Same, thanks for that. They're smaller than I thought for sure, although not to the point of incompatibility. They fit your Black Duns chaps very well, keen to see them in a game.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark javelin soldiers 05/05
Post by: Ogrob on May 20, 2022, 09:11:57 PM
This here is a sneak preview of my next project. I think I may have mentioned them already, not sure.

The game is SAGA, the theme is Rohan! I have wanted to do a Rohan army for a good while. In fact I used to have a small War of the Ring Rohan force, but they are long gone. I'm not terribly keen on the official GW models, so I have been holding out for some good historical minis. You saw my first attempt at Riders with the first heavy cavalry unit for the Black Duns, but now I have access to Victrix normas which are much better base for Riders, at least armoured Riders.

Not ready to show any horseflesh just yet, but I have built the first point of levy with bows. 12 old men, farmers and herdsmen most like, ready to defend their homes alongside the more professional warriors of the rohirrim.

Built from Victrix dark age archers, Victrix dacians, a Victrix ango saxon and some Oathmark heads.

(https://i.imgur.com/rSR0SjK.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Next project started 20/5
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 21, 2022, 06:13:11 AM
They look great! I have had a similar idea in mind for a long time with the sprues set aside for it but I just have not had time to get to it. Your photo is proof to me that the idea is sound.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Next project started 20/5
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on May 21, 2022, 03:14:26 PM
Nice, been wanting to see the Victrix dark age archers out in the wild. Which battle board are you going to use as Rohan?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Next project started 20/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 21, 2022, 04:34:52 PM
Nice, been wanting to see the Victrix dark age archers out in the wild. Which battle board are you going to use as Rohan?

Multiple is the plan. Mainly Horde in AoM for some massive cavalry charges, but I am also going to reserve the option and do the equipment options to run Spanish in AoC and Normans in AoM.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Next project started 20/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 21, 2022, 07:01:06 PM
The plan is two units of levy archers, 24 models in total. For the second unit I wanted a few women present, but my standard frostgrave soldiers would look out of place in this theme. It occured to me that I had some Fireforge angry peasants still, so I had a go at building a pair of female archers with dacian arms, Fireforge bodies and a Frostgrave head.

The theme of the archer levy is very much peasants defending their homes, so these are not shieldmaidens of Rohan but rather brave young women who have joined the levy.

(https://i.imgur.com/TlsvAMG.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female peasant archers 21/5
Post by: Pattus Magnus on May 21, 2022, 08:20:55 PM
I think I wouldnít want to come home a little too late and smelling of mead if I was married to either of themÖ

Theyíre great kitbashes. Theyíll add a bit of variety to the levy archer unit. Iím looking forward to seeing the whole unit painted!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female peasant archers 21/5
Post by: Blackwolf on May 21, 2022, 10:37:04 PM
Fabulous!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female peasant archers 21/5
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 23, 2022, 03:11:16 AM
Excellent kitbashing yet again mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Next project started 20/5
Post by: Koyote on May 23, 2022, 04:29:49 AM
The theme of the archer levy is very much peasants defending their homes, so these are not shieldmaidens of Rohan but rather brave young women who have joined the levy.

(https://i.imgur.com/TlsvAMG.jpg)


What do you think?

These are brilliant!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Next project started 20/5
Post by: syrinx0 on May 26, 2022, 03:34:27 AM
These are brilliant!

What Koyote said.  Wonderful work.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Female peasant archers 21/5
Post by: Ogrob on May 29, 2022, 08:23:42 AM
Thank you both!

I have finished building and greenstuffing the next set of minis for this project and now I think it is time to start painting. Its been a while since I did this much greenstuff work, too used to just put plastic bits together with no sculpting needed. Anyway, I think it turned out fine after some trial and error.

So we have here a Warlord, perhaps Theoden himself or another king or lord of the mark, his champion (they whisper behind his back that his mother was a beorning or perhaps a dunledning, but he is strong and loyal), four elite Riders with javelins and four with hand weapons. I decided not to equip any with spears as I want to clearly show javelins/no javelins as that is more relevant in SAGA.

Kits used for these are all Victrix: Norman cavalry, Vikings, Anglo-saxons and Dacians.

(https://i.imgur.com/qZhKUB0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/io8Mr99.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LtCMTqq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mdIawc4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/44FQ1h4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YzLZhVt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wrUp1aY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VoegT99.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WW4L13X.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First riders of Rohan muster 29/5
Post by: Belgian on May 29, 2022, 10:35:17 AM
Most excellent! Great use of these Victrix miniatures.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First riders of Rohan muster 29/5
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on May 29, 2022, 02:38:34 PM
Great work!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First riders of Rohan muster 29/5
Post by: Koyote on May 29, 2022, 06:00:38 PM
Brilliant conversions!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First riders of Rohan muster 29/5
Post by: Blackwolf on May 29, 2022, 10:27:26 PM
Very well done :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First riders of Rohan muster 29/5
Post by: Ogrob on June 09, 2022, 08:45:23 PM
I had originally hoped to use Victrix normans as both hearthguard and warriors, figuring I could perhaps differentiate with helmets, aventails or no aventails or something. When I started building though the minis I came up with gave me strong hearthguard vibes and I realised it would be hard for an opponent to tell what was what if I used them for warriors too.

Looking around, there's not a ton of options that match Victrix that well, but I found some 3D minis. basque ligth cavalry, from Reconquer designs (bought prints from Stronghold Terrain, they sell some of these at really good prices) as well as the one pack of Norman cavalry without maille that V&V make. For the V&V minis, I ended up discarding the horses and javelins as I wasn't super keen on the resin, as well as replacing some heads and adding some cloaks. All the plastic parts are Victrix.

In the end, I think I mangaged to build 12 models that are reasonably coherent looking, fit the brief as Rohirrim (beards, long hair, horses, cloaks), as should match reasonably well with my Victrix armoured riders.

(https://i.imgur.com/nBRFjO9.jpg)

V&V/Victrix kitbashes:
(https://i.imgur.com/enhyMWD.jpg)

Reconquer 3D prints:
(https://i.imgur.com/ySMuBMX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lfVmrl9.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Riders of Rohan 9/6
Post by: killshot on June 10, 2022, 12:34:17 PM
They looks great, I think they match well.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Riders of Rohan 9/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 19, 2022, 02:25:16 PM
Trying to get on with some painting now, hoping to have something more to show soon. In the meantime, I snapped a shot of the second lot of levy with bows. You saw the kitbashed ladies earlier, I added some Viking archers from stronghold terrain and then build a few Victrix.

The armoured lad is a Victrix saxon with arms from the archer set. He will represent a unit leader responsible for trying to keep the peasants in line. Also used a few hooded heads from Oathmark.

(https://i.imgur.com/EoSY65f.jpg)

Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Rohan archers 19/6
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on June 20, 2022, 01:31:21 AM
Great work as always mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Rohan archers 19/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 21, 2022, 01:41:09 PM
Thank you!

Now for something painted for once. Not shown these before but I built these Bad Squiddo mounted shieldmaidens back when I made my first set of cavalry fro the Black Duns force. However, it quickly became evident that I had no use for Medium Cavalry in Oathmark, and they sat primed on my desk for a long time. Picked them back up last week and decided I may use them for Rohan.

I am approaching this project as I do all my source material, which is to say as inspiration only. Tolkien mentions the word shieldmaiden of Rohan, and that is plenty excuse for me to include a whole bunch of them if I can find minis.

(https://i.imgur.com/khItQn5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/i25m8SX.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Shieldmaidens of Rohan 21/6
Post by: Pattus Magnus on June 21, 2022, 04:29:43 PM
I think they look great! Definitely too good to sit on the sidelines- I would be inclined to use them in Oathmark games on a Ďcounts así basis. As long as youíve paid the points for them as Ďheavy cavalryí and your opponent knows thatís what theyíre classified as, it shouldnít impact game play! If you need to justify that classification, itís magic or exceptional training, or whateverÖ (I might be more flexible than average about this, but to me making reasonable accommodation is part of wargaming, especially in a fantasy game like Oathmark)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Shieldmaidens of Rohan 21/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 21, 2022, 04:41:33 PM
Absolutely agree with you on being accomodating. I realise I forgot to add that I have plenty of heavy cavalry for Oathmark, and these will now come in handy as Warriors (lightly armoured) in SAGA. With these and the 3D printed models I posted earlier I have the option of javelin or no javelin for my Rohan warriors.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Shieldmaidens of Rohan 21/6
Post by: Pattus Magnus on June 21, 2022, 05:55:27 PM
Ah, I see! That makes sense. Theyíll make a great addition to a Rohan themed army in whichever game system theyíre used in - theyíre quite nice!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Shieldmaidens of Rohan 21/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 22, 2022, 07:13:29 PM
And here we are, the first Knights of the Mark are painted. In SAGA you have three basic troop types: hearthguard, warriors and levy. Depending on the faction you have just a few different equipment options for each. For hearthguard we are usually just talking heavy weapons, javelins and horses. As I am planning to be able to play both historical and fantastical factions I am making hearthguard with the option for both javelin and no javelin.

I've also taken shots from the back so you can see how my greenstuff work held up:

Mounts and javelins:
(https://i.imgur.com/fVjxQ7q.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wCUFjzB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/D5pQmU8.jpg)

Mounts:
(https://i.imgur.com/TTjOZNR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pxIEviv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2buTwPj.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Knights of the Mark 22/6
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on June 22, 2022, 07:22:53 PM
They look fantastic. The green stuff work came out really well, and as you say, they'll be perfectly usable for a very wide range of factions.

Are you planning on heading to any European Saga events in the future?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Knights of the Mark 22/6
Post by: Pattus Magnus on June 22, 2022, 08:13:33 PM
Those look amazing! A great interpretation of the riders of Rohan!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Knights of the Mark 22/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 22, 2022, 08:17:18 PM
They look fantastic. The green stuff work came out really well, and as you say, they'll be perfectly usable for a very wide range of factions.

Are you planning on heading to any European Saga events in the future?

No travel plans at the moment no. Have a 6 month old at home, so a little restricted. I am considering the tournament in MalmŲ late July.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Knights of the Mark 22/6
Post by: Ogrob on June 30, 2022, 05:52:45 PM
And here we have the two characters painted. In SAGA terms, it's a Warlord on his large base, and a Champion, the hero that the Horde can field in Age of Magic. The Champion is a purely fighting hero, and I feel the miniature matches that in appearance. The big tufts are from Serious Play UK, first time using them and really like them.

As far as fluff goes, I have very little settled. The Warlord is not intended to be Theoden, but could perhaps be a Lord of the Westfold or something similar. The Champion is his most loyal retainer, but whispers abound of sinister parentage, that he is a Dunlending or worse.

(https://i.imgur.com/hNT2q1k.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zaMCRtS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4cnxvEn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZFr9TYm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/w8zHMz3.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Champions of Rohan 30/6
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on June 30, 2022, 07:21:01 PM
Brilliant! 👍
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Champions of Rohan 30/6
Post by: Pattus Magnus on June 30, 2022, 07:52:49 PM
Very nice models, painting and basing!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Champions of Rohan 30/6
Post by: Blackwolf on June 30, 2022, 09:32:16 PM
Lovely work there Ogrob, splendid painting,and brilliant conversions  :-*  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Champions of Rohan 30/6
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on July 01, 2022, 09:40:39 AM
They look brilliant mate. Really nice tones on the green and white especially. Would love to see some game photos with them.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Champions of Rohan 30/6
Post by: Ogrob on July 06, 2022, 07:22:41 PM
Some more progress on this. I was able to batch paint all 24 archer levies and get them done quite quickly. Pretty happy with these, even though they are quick and dirty paint jobs. Victrix models are always great fun to paint as they have great detail that takes washes well. I also love painting green, so that helped.

As I mentioned before, these I imagine as militia called on as a last resort to defend their homes. There are profesional and semi-profesional warriors in Rohan, but these are not it. They are old men who can still draw a bow and brave women who probably lack training in war. To that end I painted most of the male figures with gray or graying hair. The female figures are wearing dresses so you can clearly see a difference in attire from the Shieldmaidens who ride to war.

(https://i.imgur.com/EbFE5BV.jpg)

Some closeups of minis I really like:

Captains (Saxons bodies + bow and greenstuff cloaks)
(https://i.imgur.com/AJDXwEZ.jpg)

A look at Oathmark heads on Victrix bodies:
(https://i.imgur.com/ytiqnnP.jpg)

A couple of good examples of what the Dark Age archer kit provides:
(https://i.imgur.com/bHIyBQv.jpg)

And possibly my favourite in the group, almost entirely built from the Dacian kit:
(https://i.imgur.com/qjUIwnG.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan archers 06/07
Post by: Pattus Magnus on July 06, 2022, 09:15:26 PM
Those look great, very nice work on them! I think the Oathmark heads worked pretty well on the Victrix bodies. The female archers turned out quite well, too. Are some of them Fireforge peasants and some others by Brother Vinnie? In any case, the whole unit blends together and looks cohesive.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan archers 06/07
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on July 06, 2022, 09:23:27 PM
They're fantastic. I can't help but notice you've mixed the same Victrix Dacians/Dark Ages archers, Fireforge peasant rabble and Stronghold Terrain shieldmaidens as I've been thinking of picking up for my Saga archers. How did you find the Stronghold stuff compared scale-wise?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan archers 06/07
Post by: Belgian on July 06, 2022, 09:44:12 PM
Most excellent, love everything so far! Great work 👏
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan archers 06/07
Post by: Ogrob on July 06, 2022, 09:46:00 PM
Thank you all! There are indeed two kitbashed female archers, Fireforge bodies, Victrix arms and four that I bought from Stronghold Terrain under their own brand name. I guess they are the same as Brother Vinnis that he also sells.

I have a couple of sets of these, these viking archers, their shieldmaidens, a pack of varangian guard and for some reason also a pack of crusaders with great weapons. I find that they scale quite nicely with Victrix. The female models are a bit slighter, but that seems quite reasonable.

And Tyr, yours and Koyotes use of the Dacians was a big reason I included them in this project. Your pagan rus forces are a big inspiration for anything viking age adjacent.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan archers 06/07
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on July 07, 2022, 08:01:27 AM
Loving the brilliant mix of kits mate!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan archers 06/07
Post by: HappyChappy439 on July 07, 2022, 02:59:12 PM
Excellent work! And like others have said, really great use of multiple kits for these! The kitbashes and conversions are really effective
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan archers 06/07
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 07, 2022, 03:01:03 PM
Great stuff  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan archers 06/07
Post by: Ogrob on July 21, 2022, 09:43:17 AM
Small interlude today. Had a delivery of Fireforge's kickstarted dwarf kits the other day and put two together just to check. So far these look really good to me. I usually find some little thing to quibble about with Fireforge's design, but these look to be really good. Possible a bit better then their Northmen kits even.

I will probably end up making a SAGA force out of these, but they will have to wait a bit.

Here's a size comparison with an Oathmark light dwarf, an Oathmark light dwarf hero and a kitbashed Oathmark dwarf (didn't have any straight builds of these unfortunately, and no built heavy dwarves either). One Fireforge Dwarf warriors and one Dwarf crossbow. The crossbow uses some of the extra resin bits you could order in the kickstarter, but there are female options on the sprue.

(https://i.imgur.com/7BJgswd.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Fireforge and Oathmark dwarf size comparison 21/7
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on July 21, 2022, 10:47:29 AM
Thanks for the comparison. Really interesting, I think I'm going to pick up a sprue of these guys and try some conversions.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Fireforge and Oathmark dwarf size comparison 21/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 21, 2022, 03:37:49 PM
I imagine you'd be able to put them to good use :D

Lots of things turning up this week, today was the new Oathmark orc infantry. I coulnd't resist putting together the unit champion with that lovely two bit axe. This kit looks quite nice as well, essentially human sized so they should be useful for say bandits or more ragged human troops as well. Wish there were more heads as we of course don't have much to kitbash with.

I also had a quick play and built an orc based on a Frostgrave barbaian body, and a draft of an Orc Linebreaker using a Frostgrave demon body.

(https://i.imgur.com/uOe7Wyn.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark orcs arrive 21/7
Post by: WitchQueenofAngmar on July 21, 2022, 03:57:15 PM
Absolutely splendid work!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark orcs arrive 21/7
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on July 21, 2022, 04:18:38 PM
Looking good! I am pleased they all work so well together.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark orcs arrive 21/7
Post by: gregmita on July 21, 2022, 05:11:07 PM
Those are nice conversions! How do the Oathmark orc heads compare size-wise to the old Wargames Factory/Warlord Games orcs? The heads were probably the best things from those old kits and could be useful for conversions with these.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark orcs arrive 21/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 21, 2022, 05:24:25 PM
Those are nice conversions! How do the Oathmark orc heads compare size-wise to the old Wargames Factory/Warlord Games orcs? The heads were probably the best things from those old kits and could be useful for conversions with these.

Don't have any of those unfortunately.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark orcs arrive 21/7
Post by: WitchQueenofAngmar on July 21, 2022, 06:39:58 PM
I don't have the new orcs, but I do have the Wargames Factory heads, and here's one placed on the FG demon body. Similar enough in size I think.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark orcs arrive 21/7
Post by: Pattus Magnus on July 21, 2022, 06:51:47 PM
Those look excellent! The kitbashes seem very promising!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark orcs arrive 21/7
Post by: gregmita on July 22, 2022, 05:46:47 PM
Thank you for the comparison photo. They don't look too different.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Oathmark orcs arrive 21/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 27, 2022, 10:11:00 PM
Right, let's get back to the Rohirrim shall we? Finding good Warriors was for sure the hardest part of this project. Lots of good choices for soldiers of foot (Victrix Saxons, Normans, lots of cool Shieldmaidens out there) but mounted warriors who are not heavily armoured and good sculpts? Not so easy. I dismissed Gripping Beasts dark age cavalry, as I find the horses a bit iffy. In the end I decided to try ordering some 3D prints from Reconquer Designs, which looked very promising. I also bought the one pack of lightly armoured Norman cavalry that V&V offer.

And having typed all that out I realise that I posted unpainted pics of these models a few pages back, didn't I? I guess I already said much that same thing.

Story wise I reckon that these Riders of Rohan are trained warriors, but not professional soldiers. Perhaps they are farmers, farriers, smiths and what not, who owe limited military service to their liege. They own their own horses and are strong riders, trained in war, but not as well equipped as the elite Knights.

Also, discovery of the summer for me has been Serious Play UK who make just fantastic tufts, especially the little mini-diorama style ones. Well worth the fee for importing from the UK. I had a delivery the other day and took full advantage on these warriors. After seeing the result, I also had to go back and add more grass to my hearthguard's bases, as they felt barren and dull in comparison. Going for a dry grassland look, shiting from brown grass to some autumn tones with a few remnants of green here and there.

(https://i.imgur.com/I153Y5t.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/m4GOX5Q.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rJkzDl8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/N1QkZ62.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JyjEH6h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TrQl1pW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ebtB5qg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5xNntf2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aFzcn3s.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Riders of Rohan - lots of pics 28/7
Post by: Blackwolf on July 27, 2022, 11:41:31 PM
I think theyíre very well done,spot on :-*
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Riders of Rohan - lots of pics 28/7
Post by: Pattus Magnus on July 28, 2022, 12:22:42 AM
I think they look great and will fit right in with the rest of your excellent Rohan army! I like your line of thinking about how these fit into the army as trained part-time warriors. In most places those would make up the bulk of the foot soldiers, but in Rohan it makes sense that they would be Ďmediumí cavalry. Nice work all around!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Riders of Rohan - lots of pics 28/7
Post by: HappyChappy439 on July 28, 2022, 01:10:57 AM
They look great! A really dynamic feel to them!

And those new tufts work really well too!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Riders of Rohan - lots of pics 28/7
Post by: Little Odo on July 28, 2022, 07:00:29 AM
Those riders are excellent stand-ins - how do they scale with the GW Riders of Rohan? Your paint jobs really make them look like a trained and drilled militia as opposed to the hearthguard professionals. Excellent work.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Riders of Rohan - lots of pics 28/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 28, 2022, 09:05:01 AM
Thank you!

Little Odo, not entirely sure unfortunately. I have not had any GW Riders for a long time. I imagine that they are a bit bigger, especially the horses. The minis I get for this project tend to be bang on 28mm to the eyes, and LotR of course is slightly smaller than that. If you 3D print yourself you can scale them of course, or perhaps even ask a seller if they can scale them down a touch for you.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Riders of Rohan - lots of pics 28/7
Post by: Ogrob on July 28, 2022, 05:41:07 PM
Cracking on, I've built another four hearthguard. Looking at the lists I am most like to play first, Horde and Normans, hearthguard without javelins is going to be my priority first. Probably four more once these four are done. For Horde I also have the option of Warriors with mounts and composite bows, so I may have to give some thought to making some archers....

Anyway, four hearthguard with mounts. Used plastic cloaks for these, might go with that for the rest as well. Sculpting has pros and cons, but a big con is certainly the time it takes. The leftmost cloak is from Wargames Atlantic irish kit, I both like and dislike it - it drapes beautifully over any shield arm, but is so very thick that it looks a tad unrealistic.

(https://i.imgur.com/yFo61fs.jpg)

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Riders painted pg 42, new Knights built pg 43
Post by: Belgian on July 30, 2022, 07:32:20 PM
Looks a bit too large for the model but still good enough in my opinion. Might be good as a base for some greenstuff where you use the cape but slightly resculpt the part covering the chest and shoulders. Great conversions though.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Riders painted pg 42, new Knights built pg 43
Post by: Ogrob on August 02, 2022, 12:42:36 PM
I did not originally have any plans for mounted archers in the Rohan project, but I was asked on Instagram about suitable models and it got my gears whirring a little bit. It also occured to me that the Horde list for SAGA Age of Magic has no javelin troops, but does allow Warriors to be mounted with composite bows, so it might be fun to have that option.

I did up a trial model using Oathmark human cavalry as base, with Victrix dark age archer arms and head. With the first model coming out quite well, I decided to built another two and see how I feel about them. I think in the end they look quite good and should blend decently with the other figures in the project.

(https://i.imgur.com/YhhThfx.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohirrim with bows 02/08
Post by: fred on August 02, 2022, 07:35:27 PM
Those 3 horse archers look great
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohirrim with bows 02/08
Post by: Pattus Magnus on August 02, 2022, 07:48:08 PM
I think they look quite good. Using the (very lively) Oathmark horses for mounted archer/ light horse units seems like a great way to get some mileage out of that set.

Just curious- how difficult was it to get the Victrix bow arms to work with the Oathmark riders? The poses you came up with look quite natural.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohirrim with bows 02/08
Post by: Ogrob on August 02, 2022, 07:52:38 PM
I think they look quite good. Using the (very lively) Oathmark horses for mounted archer/ light horse units seems like a great way to get some mileage out of that set.

Just curious- how difficult was it to get the Victrix bow arms to work with the Oathmark riders? The poses you came up with look quite natural.

Thank you. They were not to bad really, especially if you select the arms that are full length. There are some combinations possible that do not require greenstuff at all, but most will need some as many victrix arms do not connect at the shoulder but rather at a sleeve or elbow joint. The aiming pose is going to need greenstuff for the right upper arm, but it was a simple job to glue and pose it first, and then sculpt the arm in once the glue is dry.

Another method would be to just cut the hands off Oathmark arms and replace them with Victrix hands. You could get the same aiming poses with slightly bulkier sleeves and no greenstuff needed.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohirrim with bows 02/08
Post by: Ogrob on August 05, 2022, 12:12:35 PM
A small update for today, finished to character figures that I have been working on. Minis are Footsore's Aethelflaed and an Oathmark human spellcaster. I swapped both horses from some resin V&V horses.

The Shieldmaiden I imagine as a leader, perhaps the Lady to my Warlord. She might even be the true military mind behind this force. Not sure what I am using her for in game, but I love the mini and it fits well here.

The Spellcaster is a must for SAGA Age of Magic, but I feel like Tolkien never mentions lesser wizards or humans who know magic spells, does he? Anyone better versed in lore than me?

(https://i.imgur.com/c69hqyl.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Shieldmaiden and Sorceress 5/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 05, 2022, 01:16:22 PM
It seems the small update turns into a big update as I found some more hobby mojo today. Managed to finish the four Hearthguard posted earlier and finished sculpting cloaks on my Riders with bows. Also took a shot of the whole force so far.

First of the hearthguard, or Knights of the Mark as I am fond of calling them. As you can see I have been going overboard with tufts. Massive credit to Serious Play Scenics for their lovely diorama tufts.

(https://i.imgur.com/nx77LWl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/02AWPtB.jpg)

And then we have the mounted archers. In the end I am really quite happy with the oathmark bodies and horses, they work better than I had originally anticipated. Sculpting the cloaks was a bit of a job though.
(https://i.imgur.com/yFvT0hX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uIW1hcA.jpg)

And finally, here is what i have painted for far:
(https://i.imgur.com/gOyuE27.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FQ7O2t4.jpg)

In theory this is 9.5 points for SAGA, but I have not been super focused at list building and I need to finish a few bits and pieces to have playable lists for all the factions I want to run,

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: Olsson on August 05, 2022, 02:11:48 PM
A fine force you're collecting, the Rohirrim are looking fierce. I always enjoy seeing people approaching the world of Middle-Earth in the more Dark Ages spirit that the written works put it as, much as I do like some of the GW products. It always creates something unique to the person, and I'd say you've managed it here very well! Sculpting all those cloaks must have been a hassle indeed.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: Pattus Magnus on August 05, 2022, 02:53:41 PM
That looks great! I have never played a cavalry-heavy force like the Rohirrim and I will be interested to hear about your experiences once this army has a few battles. (I think the cloaks are worth the effort - they look convincing)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohirrim with bows 02/08
Post by: DalyDR on August 05, 2022, 05:45:30 PM
The Spellcaster is a must for SAGA Age of Magic, but I feel like Tolkien never mentions lesser wizards or humans who know magic spells, does he? Anyone better versed in lore than me?


The Mouth of Sauron, described as having "learned great sorcery", in his one scene in RotK.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: thebinmann on August 05, 2022, 08:38:17 PM
Lovely stuff.

I see Rohirrim are the talk of the town at the moment, Írhaps you can help me with the question I just asked.....


https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=137716.0
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 05, 2022, 08:41:01 PM
Cracking  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 05, 2022, 09:16:35 PM
Thanks all. DalyDR, thank you for the reference. Certainly some evidence of humans who knew magic, so the idea of a court sorcerer is perhaps not too unreasonable.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on August 06, 2022, 02:31:21 PM
As I said on Facebook, really brilliant work. I have to say that Champion is especially imposing. You have a real talent for sculpting (horsehair and cloaks especially).
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 06, 2022, 07:54:02 PM
Thanks mate! I do think I figured out some nice techniques for these last few cloaks.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on August 07, 2022, 07:06:47 AM
Epic work mate, the total is even greater than the sum of the parts. 👏🏻
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 10, 2022, 08:59:33 AM
Ogrob in April: "I'm going to use only Victrix minis for the Rohan project, it will look great and super cohesive!"

Ogrob in August: "Maybe I could get some Fireforge Turcopoles to complement those Reconquer, V&V and Bad Squiddo minis I have been using as warriors...."

Best laid plans, right? The trickiest part of this project has as mentioned been warriors, that middle category in SAGA that should be lightly armoured but decently equipped. I need a few more with Javelins and horses to make better lists of Normans and Spanish, at least four more over the 12 I made from Reconquer and V&V, and I did not want to just repeat sculpts from either of those. I happened across Fireforge's turcopole kit and liked the look of the horses and realised that it came with unarmoured and lightly armoured bodies with stirrups, perfect for this. Got the kit the other day and put this test model together using some Victrix arms and head:

(https://i.imgur.com/ap5xUJJ.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on August 10, 2022, 09:05:35 AM
I think it looks seamless - out of interest, is it closer in scale to Fireforge's older historicals or to the newer Forgotten World stuff? (Thinking the horses in particular)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 10, 2022, 09:12:11 AM
They feel smaller than the Northmen horses, I was a little worried about matching with Victrix, but that looks ok to me. I guess the Byzantine range that these come from are more like the almughavars in scale, not as small as the old crusaders, but not quite as big as the fantasy ranges.

Hard to compare with painted and based minis, but looks in between the two in size to me, or possibly quite close to the crusader horse.

(https://i.imgur.com/vzKsYiK.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohirrim with bows 02/08
Post by: Hobgoblin on August 10, 2022, 09:32:48 AM
Lovely stuff!


The Spellcaster is a must for SAGA Age of Magic, but I feel like Tolkien never mentions lesser wizards or humans who know magic spells, does he? Anyone better versed in lore than me?

There are certainly humans who know sorcery, so it's not just the Istari who can cast spells. I think most of the mentioned sorcerers are baddies, though - like some of the pre-wraithified Nazgul and the Mouth of Sauron:

Quote
And he entered the service of the Dark Tower when it first rose again, and because of his cunning he grew ever higher in the Lord's favour; and he learned great sorcery, and knew much of the mind of Sauron; and he was more cruel than any orc....

And then there's this from Gandalf (outside Moria):

Quote
I once knew every spell in all the tongues of Elves or Men or Orcs ...

I think his letters and unpublished writings suggest that Tolkien never quite decided who could or couldn't work magic in Middle-earth - not least because he'd made reference to it in published works before he decided to systematise it! So I think you've got plenty of wiggle-room!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on August 10, 2022, 02:08:40 PM
They feel smaller than the Northmen horses, I was a little worried about matching with Victrix, but that looks ok to me. I guess the Byzantine range that these come from are more like the almughavars in scale, not as small as the old crusaders, but not quite as big as the fantasy ranges.

Hard to compare with painted and based minis, but looks in between the two in size to me, or possibly quite close to the crusader horse.


Awesome, thanks a lot for the comparison, that's really helpful! Looks absolutely fine to me and will go well with Fireforge for sure. I think it'll be bang on for Victrix too. Definitely won't stand out in a mixed force anyway.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 10, 2022, 08:26:56 PM
Thank you Hobgoblin for the lore, most excellent. Happy enough with the idea of a human sorcerer capable of just enough magic to serve in a noble court.

Now, I had to do some planning and thought about army lists. Looking through the options I came to the conclusion that I don't really need Javelin hearthguard for now. Of my trio - Spanish, Normans and Horde, only Normans have javelin hearthguard, and really only when played as the breton variant. They are supposed to then have javelin foot levy, but I want bow levy, so sticking with plain mounted hearthguard. To that end I have done some handswaps on two models so I have 12 mounted hearthguard now, 3 points for SAGA.

I have 2 points of levy built, but Normans and Spanish probably only want 1 pt of those, so I'd need at least 2 pts of warriors with mounts and javelins. For Horde, we're looking at 8 pts rather than 6, and I have a wizard and champion to take into account. The eight bow warriors I built last week are a point, but I feel I may want another point of mounted warriors in this list too, but they need to be without javelins.

To that end, I reckon my best option is to take the 12 man turcopole box and built 4 javelin warriors and 8 regular. Tonight I set about doing the javelin warriors and here is what I came up with. Dacian arms, two norman left hands, two dacian heads, two viking heads, some dacian cloaks and viking swords:

(https://i.imgur.com/wo6IslK.jpg)

What do you think?

Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Playing around with Fireforge turcopoles pg 44
Post by: sir_shvantselot on August 10, 2022, 09:02:17 PM
Very useful comparisons indeed. Thanks. 
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Lots of Rohirrim 5/8
Post by: Reed on August 11, 2022, 07:16:05 AM
They feel smaller than the Northmen horses, I was a little worried about matching with Victrix, but that looks ok to me. I guess the Byzantine range that these come from are more like the almughavars in scale, not as small as the old crusaders, but not quite as big as the fantasy ranges.

Hard to compare with painted and based minis, but looks in between the two in size to me, or possibly quite close to the crusader horse.

(https://i.imgur.com/vzKsYiK.jpg)

Doesnít seem that much noticeable difference in terms of size to me.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Playing around with Fireforge turcopoles pg 44
Post by: Ogrob on August 17, 2022, 08:13:46 PM
Right, let us pass another milestone in Rohan. I finished the Riders with bows last night, varnished and based today. With that I have only a few models left to do for this project; paint the last four javelin riders and build and paint another eight riders with hand weapons. Once that is done I am pretty much done with what I had planned for this list. I may come back later and add some monsters and creatures for AoM, if I can find something good. Maybe some 40mm horses as maeras?

Anyway, here we are, eight riders with bows. Oathmark horses and bodies, Victrix heads and weapons. Greenstuff cloaks.

(https://i.imgur.com/rQ53nNh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xSLLGJe.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DiuG9KO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QZrW5jY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FHkKRTr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UK9UWHQ.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohirrim with bows 17/8
Post by: Pattus Magnus on August 17, 2022, 11:29:06 PM
Those are great! I especially like the rider who is picking an arrow from the quiver- I donít think I have seen one in that pose before. Excellent kitbashes and painting!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohirrim with bows 17/8
Post by: HappyChappy439 on August 18, 2022, 05:27:11 AM
Great work!

I especially like the rider who is picking an arrow from the quiver- I donít think I have seen one in that pose before

Agreed! It's a really good pose
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohirrim with bows 17/8
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on August 20, 2022, 06:47:13 AM
As always mate great work! 🐎
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - R[img]https://i.imgur.com/Oohirrim with bows 17/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 22, 2022, 08:18:06 PM
All right, these should be pretty much the last Rohan builds for now (well, I have one more model incoming, more on that in a sec). Seven Warriors with mounts but no javelins for when I play the Rohirrim as Horde in Age of Magic. For variety I used a few Oathmark heads on these, the rest is the standard Fireforge Turcopole horse and body, Victrix arms, weapons and bits.

Super pleased that I found the turcopole set and I almost wish I had got that rigth away. Only issue has been a lack of full length left arms in the Victrix kits. I want to be able to build some of those minis as well, can't take all their arms you know? A little bit too long into building this unit I realised that I could trim the lower arm from the gambesson shoulders and replace with the partial arms from Victrix vikings, since those are plentiful. Looks pretty neat right?

But Ogrob, why seven? Surely Warriors in SAGA come in bunches of eight? Indeed they do, and I did have eight turcopole bodies lined up to build but then my clumsy self dropped a leg into the black void that is my hobby room floor, so now I have seven. I figure I will fill out the unit with the Footsore Aethelflaed or, if it lines up in size, with the new mini I just ordered from Stronghold Terrain, that may just be the final mini for this project.

Enough chat, on with pictures:
(https://i.imgur.com/MwoyQYr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OieR1uq.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - The muster of Rohan nears completion 22/8
Post by: Pattus Magnus on August 22, 2022, 08:56:29 PM
 The figures look great! Interesting observation about shortening some arms to take the surplus Viking parts- it looks like it worked well.

I laughed a couple of times when reading this post. First about ďdropping a leg into the black hole of the hobby room floorĒ. Iíve done that many times in my own hobby space and have no explanation for where the parts go - it is one of the mysteries!

The second time was when I read ďfinal mini of the projectĒ. Iíve heard about that, but it seems like sightings of unicorns or jackalopes- a mythical beast. There is always another figure. Then another. Then itís a unit!

Joking aside, great work on the Host of Rohan, itís a beautiful collection.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - The muster of Rohan nears completion 22/8
Post by: HappyChappy439 on August 23, 2022, 03:17:07 AM
Great work again!

Your cloak-sculpting is also really impressive as well!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - The muster of Rohan nears completion 22/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 24, 2022, 02:05:37 PM
Another day, another post as I'm somehow making good progress on this project. Got the four Turcopole-Rohirrim painted, and snapped some a comparison and a group shot with the Reconquer and V&V/Victrix minis I had previously made. Looks pretty good all together I think, but if you look carefully you can see that the Fireforge horses are a bit chunkier than the Reconquer, with Victrix falling in between.

(https://i.imgur.com/yHGuZxg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dypgNDp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/06HfP2n.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yV5651Z.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First turcopole-rohirrim painted 24/8
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on August 24, 2022, 02:42:32 PM
Looking awesome mate! 👍
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First turcopole-rohirrim painted 24/8
Post by: Pattus Magnus on August 24, 2022, 02:50:32 PM
Yeah, What Grumpy said.

I looked carefully at the horses and they look well within the size variation for horses. I didnít find the differences between manufacturers jarring, especially with the consistent painting and basing.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First turcopole-rohirrim painted 24/8
Post by: FramFramson on August 24, 2022, 06:03:27 PM
Yep. Horses look fine given there's a good range, but the basing & weapons are all the same. Same-sized gear is always a near-perfect recipe for making scale variations look natural.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First turcopole-rohirrim painted 24/8
Post by: Little Odo on August 24, 2022, 06:24:45 PM
The horse sizes look great together - not all horses are exactly the same size in real life anyway. Great painting too by the way - a fantastic looking force.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First turcopole-rohirrim painted 24/8
Post by: Ogrob on August 24, 2022, 08:24:42 PM
Thanks fellas! Happy with these, let's see how long it takes to paint their javelin-less friends and then I think it is time for another army shot and some terrain work.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First turcopole-rohirrim painted 24/8
Post by: LouieN on August 26, 2022, 03:13:58 AM
Great work.  Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First turcopole-rohirrim painted 24/8
Post by: Captain Blood on August 28, 2022, 12:10:45 PM
Great kitbashing. Lovely  8)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - First turcopole-rohirrim painted 24/8
Post by: Ogrob on September 03, 2022, 10:53:32 AM
Thanks everyone! Another Rohan update coming soon, but for now I have a small interlude, two Giantbloods from Frostgrave. I painted these up to match my dark age forces with the idea that they can be Bipedal Creatures for SAGA Age of Magic. That gives me another option for demo games, just adding a spellcaster and these two to the dark age collection and making a fantasy force.

Tufts are my now standard Serious Play scenics, absolutely love their diorama tufts when working with larger bases.

(https://i.imgur.com/9xhGyXu.jpg)

Size comparison with Victrix:
(https://i.imgur.com/jGZFijN.jpg)

I think these lads are just about 40mm, so I am quite tempted to get a 40mm viking or two from V&V and see how they go together.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frostgrave Giantbloods 3/9
Post by: Pattus Magnus on September 03, 2022, 03:07:49 PM
Great job on those figures! I like their style and your painting really suits them.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Frostgrave Giantbloods 3/9
Post by: Ogrob on September 03, 2022, 04:02:28 PM
Thank you!

Found another spot of hobby time today to wrap up the basing on the last seven riders. One more figure in the queue for rohan and then I'll be posting shots of the whole army.

(https://i.imgur.com/gvES922.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/W4dbRmT.jpg)

And with the Footsore Aethelflaed mini that may join them in game:

(https://i.imgur.com/BcpjUJe.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Riders of Rohan finished 3/9
Post by: Old Hob on September 03, 2022, 05:10:58 PM
They look really good, mate. I'm loving your not-Rohan army. Also, I'm envious of your productivity. You're a painting machine.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Riders of Rohan finished 3/9
Post by: Ogrob on September 10, 2022, 03:21:32 PM
And here we go, the final mini completed. When I dropped that leg and ended up with seven instead of eight riders I had a look around for alternatives and found Stronghold Terrain's Mathilde of Tuscany miniature. While the sculpt is very nice, the original mini has a very medieval Europe headscarf, so I swapped the head out for my favourite head from Frostgrave Wizards II. I've used if a bunch of times before but fortunately I had a spare one. Strong shieldmaid vibes if I may say so.

(https://i.imgur.com/dHg3uCV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Y0pGpxz.jpg)

and with her, the muster of Rohan is complete for now. I need to do some objectives, baggage and paint up some of my terrain, but the minis are done and the force is playable. Now I just need to find some Norman dice for SAGA....

Here's the full force. 56 cavalry and 24 infantry, 80 minis painted since May.
(https://i.imgur.com/Q6de83p.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - The muster of Rohan is complete 10/9
Post by: Pattus Magnus on September 10, 2022, 03:35:08 PM
That is very impressive! It has been great seeing each of the units as it was added and the completed army looks amazing.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - The muster of Rohan is complete 10/9
Post by: LouieN on September 10, 2022, 05:56:19 PM
Congrats on the project being completed. 

We need orcs now
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - The muster of Rohan is complete 10/9
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 11, 2022, 09:03:14 AM
Outstanding work mate! 👏🏻
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - The muster of Rohan is complete 10/9
Post by: HappyChappy439 on September 11, 2022, 10:22:38 AM
Lovely work, really well done!
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - The muster of Rohan is complete 10/9
Post by: AKULA on September 11, 2022, 10:24:39 AM
Great job mate  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - The muster of Rohan is complete 10/9
Post by: Ogrob on September 16, 2022, 11:47:15 PM
And now for something completely different. Kickstarter is a funny thing, and I really do understand why some companies rely on it. Normally when seeing a nice mini or range that gets filed under things I may get in the future, when the right project comes up, but with kickstarter somehow you jump straight into all in pledges just in case the right project comes up later and you need those minis. Either way, I was enticed by Midlam's recent city watch kickstarter and those minis were delivered in a timely fashion and arrived a few weeks ago. I painted them up in a scheme inspired by some artwork of the Waterdeep City Watch from Forgotten Realms. May end up using these for some DnD encounters, no real plan otherwise. Feels good to get on of those spontaneous purchases painted rather then just placed on the pile.

(https://i.imgur.com/XNH2zre.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Midlam City Watch 17/9
Post by: bandit86 on September 17, 2022, 05:02:56 AM
Those are nice,  I just finished mine too (sorry no pictures yet)  But I was really pleasantly surprised at these miniatures and they were fun to paint.  I already went in on their next one too(monks and INN people) looking forward to the next ones
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Midlam City Watch 17/9
Post by: Ogrob on September 17, 2022, 03:15:22 PM
Thank you!

Making good progress on the lead pile, first two bits of Rohan terrain got finished as well. Once I picked them up and painted it's a very quick paint scheme. Decided to base these as I had some very nice XL diorama tufts from Serious Play that begged to be used.

(https://i.imgur.com/wq7IMLt.jpg)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan watchtowers 17/9
Post by: Pattus Magnus on September 17, 2022, 05:18:13 PM
Those turned out great! I like the colours and highlights on the wood- it looks weathered, but solid.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan watchtowers 17/9
Post by: Knight-Captain Tyr on September 17, 2022, 05:54:07 PM
You are on a roll with this project. Really nice stuff. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole lot (scenery, Riders and all) in one shot ;)

Did you get anywhere with the longhouses you converted up?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan watchtowers 17/9
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 17, 2022, 06:08:17 PM
Great progress  :)
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan watchtowers 17/9
Post by: Ogrob on September 17, 2022, 07:27:46 PM
Thanks fellas! No progress on the Hall yet, I really should get on with that. I've also built a stables and I think I have sprues left for one or two regular size buildings. The plan is to have a whole walled settlement, I just need to get on with painting and building it.
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan watchtowers 17/9
Post by: Grumpy Gnome on September 18, 2022, 08:14:58 AM
Those turned out great! I like the colours and highlights on the wood- it looks weathered, but solid.

Yes, I quite agree with Pattus Magnus. Great work! 👍
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - Rohan watchtowers 17/9
Post by: Ogrob on September 25, 2022, 09:02:21 AM
Right-o, back with some Rohan scenery. As I think I've mentioned back when I built the great hall, I got the Rohan settlement from GW when it was last available. It has six Rohan house kits as well as two sets of walls and towers. You've seen the towers and I'm about halfway through painting the walls. When it comes to the houses, converting the Great Hall takes four kits worth of roof pieces, but a lot less in walls, meaning I have plenty bits to spare.

I built this stables from just a single kit, a simple conversion leaving one wall off, adding some horse head posts and sticking two bits of fence inside. I found some 3D print horses in standing positions, but they are super low detail so not giving you any closeups.

(https://i.imgur.com/7NYW2si.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gVh8F3o.jpg)

And then I put together some surplus walls into an L-shaped building and made a roof out of plasticard. This is intended as a farmhouse, possibly the main residental building on a farm or a larger house in the small town with a little vegetable patch outside. The roof is covered in dirt texture as I'm going to be doing a Norwegian-style grass roof.

(https://i.imgur.com/7N3ZXCs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Msl6vFb.jpg)

What do you think?
Title: Re: Ogrob's fantasy projects - More Rohan buildings 25/9
Post by: SotF on September 25, 2022, 07:59:14 PM
They look good, I keep thinking about grabbing some as they don't have the overly fantasy look to them.

As a side note, if you want some rather good horses, you might want to look at some of the cheap plastic sets in the cheap stores. I'm in the US, and keep finding them in the Dollar Tree where there's about 20 horses in a pack, though that leaves about 6 horses, 2 ponies, and 2 of what looks like a donkey in it...though it's divide by 2 for the sculpts. Only work I had to do was shaving filing the copyright off their bellies and the injection port, and a couple needed a bit of filling at the injection point.

I've got about a dozen of the horses and a few of the others that I based on heavier, wooden craft discs because I offset them enough and based in order to leave space for a 1" miniature base to sit safely on the base besides the horse due to D&D and similar games...but the sculpts tend to be quite good and detailed, just need a good primer option that works on plastic.  I've also used them as wild horses and similar, they don't tend to have a bridle or saddle on them