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Author Topic: Back to Fantasy ~ Goblins and Orcs for the new year  (Read 39412 times)

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ Back After a Short Sabbatical (Aug11)
« Reply #240 on: August 11, 2021, 01:37:34 PM »
It's been a long while since I posted anything on this thread but I've started painting fantasy things again so I thought this is the place to post them.

Just a couple of quick ones. Not my favorite figures but I needed them in a hurry so they came back to the front of the paint desk and they got their comeuppance. Both figures are Reaper Black Bones.






Below is a link to my blog. It's the place where I write uninteresting things about little toy soldiers. I do this because I refuse to grow up and behave like an adult.

http://this28mmlife.blogspot.com.au/

Offline Wildman II

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ Back After a Short Sabbatical (Aug11)
« Reply #241 on: August 11, 2021, 04:14:36 PM »
They may not be your favorite figures, but they are certainly well painted.

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ Some new August additions
« Reply #242 on: August 25, 2021, 11:05:32 PM »
We're again locked down in Melbourne so I ordered a bunch of critters to paint. All of these are Reaper Bones. I was expecting the ettin to be a bigger than he is but he's a great figure nonetheless. The ogre is up to the usual Bones standard (meaning that he looks great and is real value for money). I have a special purpose for the bat swarms and I have another on its way to me in the post.

There's more pics on my blog if you're interested: http://this28mmlife.blogspot.com/2021/08/are-two-heads-better-than-one.html






Offline beefcake

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ New Things for August
« Reply #243 on: August 26, 2021, 12:03:56 AM »
Great, I love the ettin especially


Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ A Dragon and Chimera
« Reply #244 on: September 06, 2021, 08:20:43 AM »
A dragon and a chimera.

Move pics on my blog @: http://this28mmlife.blogspot.com/2021/09/y-ddraig-goch-for-my-mum.html




Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ A Dragon and Chimera (6 Sept)
« Reply #245 on: September 06, 2021, 09:14:33 AM »
Brill  :)

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ Some Big Guys and Dead Guys (25 Sept)
« Reply #246 on: September 25, 2021, 12:38:40 AM »
I decided that I needed to clean up some things off my painting desk. These big guys are both from Mantic. I got the pair in a Dungeon Master's Terrain Crate. They're both okay but nothing special. One is a zombie troll (I think) and the other is either an ogre, troll or massive orc (I'm not sure which). The undead are from GW. I got about a hundred of these figures pretty cheap over 18 months and they've become the core of my undead hoard.

More pics and other stuff on my blog at: https://this28mmlife.blogspot.com/2021/09/elves-big-uns-dead-uns-and-big-dead-un.html






Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ Dwarf Warband
« Reply #247 on: November 10, 2021, 09:49:37 PM »
I bought a box of Oathmark Dwarf Infantry last year. I painted some of them and posted them on this tread at the time. The remaining figures sat on my desk for about a year and I finally finished them the other day. They're nice figures and they were enjoyable to paint however he metal figures in the range are far superior to the plastics in my opinion.

More pics on my blog @: http://this28mmlife.blogspot.com/2021/11/the-dwarf-post-i-had-to-write.html




Offline BZ

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ Small Dwarf Warband added
« Reply #248 on: November 11, 2021, 06:37:56 AM »
They look great!

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ Small Dwarf Warband added
« Reply #249 on: November 11, 2021, 06:38:04 AM »
Excellent work as usual mate!
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Offline LouieN

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ Small Dwarf Warband added
« Reply #250 on: November 12, 2021, 11:55:51 PM »
Well done

Offline pancakeonions

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ Small Dwarf Warband added
« Reply #251 on: November 13, 2021, 05:14:21 AM »
Beautiful work!  So I admit, I skipped to the end without reading all the middle bits...  Did you ever try a game?  I'm a big fan of Kings of War - large scale, rank-and-file, very simple rules, plays relatively quickly, and still lots of room for strategy.  I think the basic rules are free over at Mantic, and you can get the army lists at easyarmy.com.

I also like Vanguard (also Mantic, also at easyarmy.com), but it's skirmish scale, with 5-10 models per side.

Cheers!

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ Small Dwarf Warband added
« Reply #252 on: November 14, 2021, 01:53:06 AM »
Thanks for the positive responses folks.

... Did you ever try a game?  I'm a big fan of Kings of War - large scale, rank-and-file, very simple rules, plays relatively quickly, and still lots of room for strategy.  I think the basic rules are free over at Mantic, and you can get the army lists at easyarmy.com.

Cheers!
Yeah. I've tried a few and I made my own solo rules for big battles which work okay. I looked at KoW but I'm unsure about them because the figures need to be individual and I'm not sure if they would work solo.

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ More Army of the Dead added
« Reply #253 on: December 09, 2021, 10:17:25 PM »
I added a few more units to my army of the dead. I don't think these are most inspiring models but they look okay and they'll work for what I bought them for. They're all from the Mantic, Kings of War range. I riders are from the undead sect/faction, I think the rats are from their ratty people lot, and I'm unsure about the gargoyles. To be honest, I don't really care what they are supposed to be. I'll just use them for what I want.

As usual there's more detail and pics on my blog at: http://this28mmlife.blogspot.com/2021/12/ghost-riders-in-sky.html






Offline Reed

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Re: Back to Fantasy ~ More Army of the Dead added
« Reply #254 on: December 10, 2021, 11:33:59 AM »
The ghostly riders look A-OK to me.

 

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