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Online Ogrob

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Ogrob's fantasy projects - Horse archers 1/7
« on: November 29, 2019, 10:48:58 PM »
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.





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.





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

What do you think?
« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 10:11:06 PM by Ogrob »

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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #4 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?

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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #5 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).




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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2019, 03:55:14 PM »
Some brilliant kitbashing there mate!
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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2019, 04:19:03 PM »
Fantastic kitbashing.

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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2019, 04:38:46 PM »
Great units, love the variation. :)

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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #9 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.


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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #11 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.....

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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #12 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?
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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2019, 11:57:42 AM »
These look great! I'm certainly looking forward to invading the Autumnwoods with my orcs.

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Re: Guardians of the Autumnwood - Kitbashing for Saga AoM
« Reply #14 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.

 

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