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Author Topic: Tlingit: northwest coast North America - Varang update p13  (Read 16280 times)

Offline Raven1

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OK, I've given in an my order of Tlingit have arrived, are undercoated, one batch have head swaps etc and are awaiting painting. I have been waiting since the late 80's for a manufacturer to do this in 25 /28mm so I thought I'd share with you the article that sparked my interest all those years ago.

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Offline James Morris

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Wow, fabulous colour plates!  Any chance you could scan the whole article?

Offline James Morris

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Some new models on the workbench in preparation for a Battle of Sitka game.  Varang Miniatures are great for head and helmet swaps - they also do some separate helmets which makes life very easy!  About forty of these guys in preparation tonight.

On TWDís suggestion, Iíve also had a look at using the Frostgrave barbarians as a basis for more northwest coast tribes.  So far, so good I think.  Clothing is slightly fantastical but should look ok when painted.

Offline Hu Rhu

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Nice conversions on the Tlingit metals and and some super use of the Barbarians.  Can't wait to see these painted up.

Offline James Morris

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Paint is now going on, albeit slowly as real life is really in the way right now!
Iíve gone for a whiter vibe for the colours of the Russian allied native Americans (Aleuts/ Kodiak) to differentiate them from the Tlingit on the tabletop. Paint is 80% GW Contrasts with some thinning and highlights.

Offline Atheling

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Simply excellent  :-*

It has to be one of my favourite's out of the whole gamut of your excellent projects James. OK, the Early Medieval/Sub roman stuff will always come first for me; but having said that this is an extraordinarily original subject matter and such a wonderful collection of models and scenery 8)

Offline marianas_gamer

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Great painting and I appreciate your persistence in this off the beaten track project. Not my period but I always check in to see the good stuff you are putting out here.
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

Offline mikedemana

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Good idea adjusting the paint schemes to make it easier for players to differentiate on the tabletop. My favorite in that regard was one of my French & Indian War native vs. native scenarios. I told the players one side was "shirts" and the other side was "skins." One side used my miniatures that had shirts on and the other side used my bare-chested native Americans.  lol

Mike Demana
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Offline James Morris

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Good idea adjusting the paint schemes to make it easier for players to differentiate on the tabletop. My favorite in that regard was one of my French & Indian War native vs. native scenarios. I told the players one side was "shirts" and the other side was "skins." One side used my miniatures that had shirts on and the other side used my bare-chested native Americans.  lol

Mike Demana
http://leadlegionaries.blogspot.com/

Shirts and skins - sometimes the old ways are the best!  I remember falling foul of this many years ago, when my 15mm Dark Ages collection was TOO subtle.  Since then, I've gone for slightly exaggerated flags, clothing, shields and colour schemes to keep things easy to spot on the table!  lol

Offline James Morris

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So...I still have around 60 Tlingit and Aleut half-finished on the painting table, disrupted by work and other things.

However, things are moving in Moscow, and Varang Miniatures have started the next phase of their ranges.  Vselevod is currently sculpting Russians which he plans to have separate heads for (I thoroughly approve).  No release date or anything on these, but here's some of his updates from Facebook in case you don't follow him there.


 

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