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Offline jon_1066

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2021, 08:29:30 AM »
I think you need a bigger table!

Great posts - love the shields on the dwarves, are they transfers?

Offline von der Tann

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2021, 08:33:33 AM »
Wow ... simply wow. Those are stunning minis.
Plus it's my two favorite fantasy races represented by sculpts that need much more love and attention than they get.

I simply can't say which army I like better ...  o_o
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Offline Cubs

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2021, 09:54:15 AM »
Magnificent set-up and lovely painting. I can't even imagine the hours gone into those babies and the tie-in with the Dwarf shield and banner designs work so well.
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Offline pauld

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2021, 12:05:28 PM »
Good Lord, that's impressive.

I adore the sombre muted palette on the Drow - they look exactly like Drow should, dark and menacing.
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Offline Abbner Home

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2021, 01:14:23 PM »
Amazing - exactly the sort of project I love to follow.

Offline Skrapwelder

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2021, 04:05:13 PM »
Stunning work on both the painting and the use of model.

Offline Mudstone Miniatures

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2021, 04:52:55 PM »
Yes, many hours did go into these armies and thank you for all the kind words.
I remember the first time I saw the grendier dwarves in a boxed set (50 orcs and 50 dwarves) and that was what hooked me on mass battles. I used to get the fantasy warriors metal blisters at a comic shop down town. Throw in the Salvatore books and I was (am) a lifer.
I love the Celtos sculpts but they don't really feel like fantasy elves. They're more like Celtic folklore (Aos Si or Sidhe I think) which is awesome too. However, I needed drow that looked totally different from the surface elves of D&D. I like the Reaper scultps for wizards and command models and I use GW Cold Ones and Chariots simply because there is nothing else available.

As for the shields, I found some designs I liked off of the internet. Then I changed the colours to brown and cream and doctored them using the vignette option so they're dark at the edges. Then I glued them to black bristol board and cut the circles out manually. I tried to use a punch to get them perfect but they were too thick to get the punch through.
I did the same thing for my Dol Amroth proxies.

Here are some more dwarf characters.
Also, if there is something you want a closer look at on the table let me know and I'll take pics of it.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2021, 01:37:18 AM by Thingol »
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Offline Mudstone Miniatures

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2021, 04:56:49 PM »
More Dwarves!

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2021, 05:00:02 PM »
This is all incredible! the level of thought and detail into each mini...but multiplied out to the vast numbers here...  :o

Thank you for joining the forum and sharing. This is a real privilege to be able to view.
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Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2021, 05:07:40 PM »
I agree with Mr. Hooligan, this thread is a visual feast! So many really well done figures to enjoy. Fits right in with the regular contributions so many folks on LAF post!

Offline Mudstone Miniatures

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2021, 05:13:57 PM »
More Dwarves!
I use the middle one as Thibbledorf Pwent and he leads the Oathmark Heavy Dwarf Infantry (seen above) as the gutbusters.
I use to love the drizzt books but only the first 6 and 'The Orc King' and 'The Lone Drow'. So I would reread 8 of them but the rest do kinda suck.

Some of the characters are reaper bones. I dislike the rubbery texture of the models but you can't beat the price so I try to include them whenever I can.

Offline BZ

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves (Updated: Close ups added!)
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2021, 08:07:17 PM »
Awesome!
And I want to have that owl-griff rider too...

Offline swiftnick

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves (Updated: Close ups added!)
« Reply #27 on: July 22, 2021, 09:50:48 PM »
Those really are amazing!
Great painting and in huge amounts. Splendid!
I never thought of using those Sidhe before.

Offline swiftnick

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves (Updated: Close ups added!)
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2021, 09:50:58 PM »
Looking at them now and thinking actually pretty good for price.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2021, 09:57:21 PM by swiftnick »

Offline Abbner Home

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Re: Celtos Drow Elves v Grenadier Dwarves (Updated: Close ups added!)
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2021, 03:38:40 PM »
are those movement trays lids from a plastic container with textured tops?

If so that's brilliant. If not, they're still brilliant and how did you do it?

 

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