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Author Topic: Dragon Rampant Undead Army WIP- More Skeleton Foot Sergeants added 08 August 16  (Read 12858 times)

Offline Derek H

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The Foot Sergeants are all from Mantic and are pretty much straight builds. The Foot Knights are a combination of Mantic bodies with bits from Fireforge ( helmets, Shields, some weapons and cloaks). Hope that helps.

It does indeed.  Thank you. 

Offline Vermis

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lol  see your point about the garden!  I've tried to make the bases as "full of life" as I can to contrast with the dead soldiers. The jolly summer flowers to brighten them up and the red poppies as a nod to the battlefields.

I thought there was something a little odd to my eyes, but I think it's the nature of miniature flower clumps in general, rather than your use of them - sub-hemispherical bunches that seem a little like a florist's been smuggling bouquets around the battlefield. :)

But like I say, it's more to do with the way flower clumps are made, and I like the point you make with them.

Nice work overall. The foot knights look great, as expected. :)

Offline Andym

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Wow! Fantastic! I don't know how I missed your thread! These are all dead brilliant! :o You've put soo much life into these models! I love all the glowing effects! it's a pity you didn't like the lit up eyes, I think they really worked!

I think we must be due a group shot....

You also need some nice gothic-y terrain to go with it. Maybe a ruined church or high walls surrounding a grave yard, with a big metal pointy gate in the middle.

Offline tanktastic43

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Great paint!

I'm really enjoying this project.

tt43.

Offline randycarter

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I find this tread just now: awesome project, I will follow with interest!

Offline Pappa Midnight

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Thank you all for your comments.

I've just completed some ranged firepower to my army in the form of some skeleton archers. They are from Mantic Games and are a hybrid of their plastic skeletons and metal conversion parts. Unfortunately you only get enough in the set to do 10 so I had to convert two extra ones using bits from Wargames Factory.









The next two are conversions using bits from Wargames Factory:





And here they are ranked up. I think the converted ones blend in ok.



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« Last Edit: August 10, 2017, 01:38:47 PM by Pappa Midnight »
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Re: Dragon Rampant Undead Army WIP- Undead Archers added 30 July 2016
« Reply #66 on: July 30, 2016, 05:34:37 PM »
These are superb! I love the fact that they're wearing their livery of (past) life, rather than some "undead costume heraldry".

On the flowers: I'm generally a fan of really plain bases (a deeply unfashionable view, I know, but it was put forward by no less a luminary than Ali Morrison ...). But these work really well, I think. Yes, there is something slightly artificial - or stylised - about the abundant clumps of flowers. But so what? They make each miniature look (ironically!) like a still life - and a still life with a memento mori very much in evidence. It's a brilliant idea and terrifically well executed.

Offline fred

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Re: Dragon Rampant Undead Army WIP- Undead Archers added 30 July 2016
« Reply #67 on: July 31, 2016, 08:35:56 AM »
Great stuff, I particularly like the pose with the empty hood!

Offline Brummie Thug

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Re: Dragon Rampant Undead Army WIP- Undead Archers added 30 July 2016
« Reply #68 on: July 31, 2016, 09:47:51 AM »
Very nice!

Offline Sunjester

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Re: Dragon Rampant Undead Army WIP- Undead Archers added 30 July 2016
« Reply #69 on: July 31, 2016, 10:13:17 AM »
Brilliant stuff, I really like these archers!

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Re: Dragon Rampant Undead Army WIP- Undead Archers added 30 July 2016
« Reply #70 on: July 31, 2016, 10:18:38 AM »
Thanks gents. I will get the rest of the foot sergeants and some ghouls photographed shortly.

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Offline Reed

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Re: Dragon Rampant Undead Army WIP- Undead Archers added 30 July 2016
« Reply #71 on: July 31, 2016, 01:32:38 PM »
Splendid looking bony ones, your basing really does the work

Offline Vermis

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And here they are ranked up.

When they are ranked up I have tried to make the plants flow from one base to the next.

I'm seeing it now! :) Nicely done.

Offline Pappa Midnight

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Re: Dragon Rampant Undead Army WIP- Undead Archers added 30 July 2016
« Reply #73 on: August 02, 2016, 03:06:16 PM »
Next up some "bellicose foot" in the form of some Mantic Ghouls.













Just some more foot sergeants to go and possibly a unit of wraiths.....

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« Last Edit: August 10, 2017, 01:41:46 PM by Pappa Midnight »

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Re: Dragon Rampant Undead Army WIP- Ghoul unit added 02 August 2016
« Reply #74 on: August 08, 2016, 04:39:54 PM »
As promised, my remaining foot sergeants.








I decided to get some "regiment" movement trays from Warbases. I really like these and they are very reasonably priced. Just need to match them to the figure bases ( although I quite like the naked MDF).



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« Last Edit: August 10, 2017, 01:45:13 PM by Pappa Midnight »

 

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