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Offline Mindenbrush

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #180 on: November 27, 2020, 12:59:16 PM »
Amazing sculpting and I am even more amazed that someone like Foundry has not snapped you up.

I have been following the thread hoping to see how you sculpt “crests” but seeing the way you made the shield I think I have worked it out 👍
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Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #181 on: November 27, 2020, 01:51:30 PM »
Amazing sculpting and I am even more amazed that someone like Foundry has not snapped you up.

I have been following the thread hoping to see how you sculpt “crests” but seeing the way you made the shield I think I have worked it out 👍

For the crests im using a base of plasticard or metal foil cut to the aproximate shape. I lay some putty on the one side, sculpt the details, let it dry. Then the other side. Its not difficult, at least for the standard crests, its just tedious with alot of waiting time in between.
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Offline Mindenbrush

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #182 on: November 27, 2020, 10:34:04 PM »
I thought that would be the way though I was thinking plastic card as the base.
Cheers 👍

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #183 on: December 21, 2020, 06:39:14 PM »


the second wave of Talos minis is forming up  :)

Offline Tonhel

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #184 on: December 22, 2020, 11:13:31 AM »
Very promising! It will be exciting to see the progress! :-*

Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #185 on: December 23, 2020, 09:58:13 PM »
Can't wait to see where these guys end up!
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Offline Tonhel

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #186 on: January 09, 2021, 08:50:42 AM »
Did you find some more time to work on the sculpts?  :D

What do you think about doing a mounted warrior in the future? Hippeis?

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #187 on: January 12, 2021, 10:44:25 AM »
Did you find some more time to work on the sculpts?  :D

What do you think about doing a mounted warrior in the future? Hippeis?
I ve been really short of time lately. I just managed to do a rough fleshing out. But now Im back on it  :D.

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #188 on: January 25, 2021, 08:03:40 PM »

I might got alittle carried away  lol
the more corks i find around the house the more minis i start

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #189 on: January 25, 2021, 08:48:22 PM »
I keep a few dozens corks, just call me!  lol
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Offline Tonhel

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #190 on: January 25, 2021, 09:20:38 PM »
Looks very interesting! I can't wait to see how it develops! ;-)

Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #191 on: January 27, 2021, 01:13:10 AM »
the more corks i find around the house the more minis i start

Excellent news Captain - the animated poses already look promising...I wish to volunteer to help “find” more corks if they are needed  lol
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Offline Jjonas

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #192 on: May 17, 2021, 10:20:53 PM »
Finally a Talos figure completed. Here is the Aristodemos figure with a couple of alterations. First, I changed out the spear for a kopis. Second, I used a Mortal Gods shield to allow the figure to be used in games with 28mm figures as a larger than life general. Despite the flowing hair, I painted the model as an Athenian polemarch such as Kallimachos at Marathon as part of a future addition to the Heroes of Greece pages. So I'm very pleased with how this first TALOS model turned out.

Turns out many Athenians had longer hair depicted in 490.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Datis_fighting_Kallimachos_at_the_Battle_of_Marathon_in_the_Stoa_Poikile_%28reconstitution%29.jpg





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Offline Muzfish4

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #193 on: May 17, 2021, 10:54:24 PM »
Nice brushwork - he looks terrific!

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #194 on: May 18, 2021, 08:07:24 AM »
First rate job!  :-*