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Author Topic: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm Barbarians and Giants  (Read 31936 times)

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #210 on: December 05, 2023, 08:37:44 PM »
Chariot 1 - the boss

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #211 on: December 05, 2023, 08:39:02 PM »
Chariot 2 - attacking to the right

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #212 on: December 05, 2023, 08:40:02 PM »
Chariot 3 - attacking to the left

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #213 on: December 05, 2023, 08:40:44 PM »
They also sometimes raid settlements in the foothills.

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #214 on: December 05, 2023, 08:46:55 PM »
They look amazing. Had also planned to build some. Love yours!

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #215 on: December 05, 2023, 08:54:42 PM »
The chariot platforms, poles and crossbars are made of 1mm styrene sheet, as are the scythes (which donít show up much in the pictures), and the metal reinforcements (strips of very thin styrene sheet).

The animal skulls are made with green stuff in press moulds (original skulls were by Copplestone, from the barbarian command pack). I also used press moulds to make the wheels (originals are from Old Glory 15mm Celt chariots).

Each rein (leash?) is made of two strands of very fine wire twisted together. Other details were added with green stuff, such as the harnesses on the wolves.

The chariots, wolves and crews were painted separately, then glued together. The wolves were glued down first on the 40mm by 50mm bases, the bases textured and painted, then the chariots glued down, then the drivers, the reins glued in place, then the fighters. It was a lot of work, but in the end I got exactly what I was looking for.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2023, 10:56:03 PM by Pattus Magnus »

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #216 on: December 05, 2023, 08:57:30 PM »
Hereís another group shot - chariots racing across rolling steppe (it was orphaned on page 14, so I moved it here).

Thanks LoxIslay! Iím happy with how they turned out!
« Last Edit: December 18, 2023, 04:58:35 PM by Pattus Magnus »

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #217 on: December 05, 2023, 09:45:24 PM »
Woah! These are fantastic! What a great idea - I may have to steal it!

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #218 on: December 05, 2023, 10:31:24 PM »
Hell yeah. They're fantastic! I would've sworn the chariots were bought off-the-peg if you hadn't said. And the John Hodgson backdrops really help sell them too (I need to seriously raise my photography game).


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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #219 on: December 05, 2023, 10:49:28 PM »
Thanks fellows!

The backdrop books go a long way toward improving photos. For the chariot pics, I just flopped my small 30x 30 homemade mat on the desk, put a couple books underneath to give it a slight mound closer to the camera (so that the ridge would screen the hard edges of the bases), propped up the book and fired away. The only drawback is that the phone camera automatically colour corrected some stuff on the figures because the backdrop is the largest area. I need to change the settings to avoid that.

Offline Luigi

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #220 on: December 06, 2023, 02:44:56 AM »
Great job!
they look amazing. and excellent camera work

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #221 on: December 06, 2023, 08:49:04 AM »
Very nicely done.

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #222 on: December 06, 2023, 05:24:57 PM »
Thanks for the compliments, Luigi and Elk!

Luigi, my camera work really is very basic - the backdrop book does the heavy lifting! Someday soon I want to mess around with a tripod and proper DSLR camera (my kid has one). I think it will help show details that the phone camera misses.

In the meantime, Iíll keep painting 15mm fantasy figs while Iím on a roll! The muses could abandon me at any point.

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #223 on: December 06, 2023, 07:29:22 PM »
Terrific chariots!

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - 15mm scratch built orc chariots
« Reply #224 on: December 06, 2023, 10:45:10 PM »
Well impressed both with the concept and execution.   :o
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