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Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Aginor, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Ritual
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    Pretty sure I had magnetised one of the riders so I could switch between them, but I'd have to do the rest and that sounds like a lot of effort!
     
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    So are Tomb Kings nerfed or not?

    This made me laugh so hard. That is a pure @Crowsfoot statement! Could you please put that in your signature? :D
     
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  3. Aginor
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    I don't know yet, sorry!
     
  4. Warden
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    Your lake looks great so far. My brother used the same method to make a pyramid-temple at one point, it is highly effective for terrain-making purposes.

    Also your Saturn V looks great! I had the great opportunity to see the real thing down at the Houston Space Center a while back... It is huge in real life! Glad that lego model looks so fantastic!
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    Looks pretty accurate to me!
     
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  5. Aginor
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    A few WIP pics:

    Black Knights 95% finished
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    Applied sand to the lake and base coated the rocks.
    Next step is to paint the whole thing.
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  6. Warden
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    Those black knights are beautifully painted! I like the color scheme.
     
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  7. Aginor
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    Thanks!
     
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  8. Aginor
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    My next Necromancer is almost finished.
    This is also a Reaper miniature, and was ridiculously cheap.
    I think I painted him decently, I choose green as the highlight color.
    Some nice details there.
    It may be silly but I am proud of the reflection on the staff's gem. It was the first time I painted one and I think it looks really good.
    I will play him either as a normal Necromancer or with Heinrich Kemmler's warscroll.

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    Next up: Wight King.
     
  9. Warden
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    Nice Reaper miniature. I like his bat scepter.

    And the skulls.
     
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  10. Aginor
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    Wight King:
    I am not happy about some of the parts not fitting well together and me noticing it too late. But it was a lot of fun to paint and so even did some edge highlighting on it.

    I went for a slightly less corroded look compared to the other skeletons. And I butchered the square base because I prefer round ones.
    Base is still WIP of course.
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  11. Aginor
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    Here's a small update on the pond.
    I painted the rocks and the areas around the pond. The lake bed will follow soon, and then I'll start with the vegetation.

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  12. Aginor
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    And while the paint on the pond was drying I worked on yet another side project of mine.
    It is almost finished now, here it is:

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    As you can see it is a wooden platform with a ladder. You can fit around six 32mm bases on it (like Saurus Warriors) or eight 25mm ones (like Skinks).

    I am not the best woodworker so the quality is mediocre, but it is stable. I built it from wooden coffee stirring thingies (bought a thousand of those from Amazon for a few bucks) and some dogwood as stilts.
    I carved the stirring sticks in a way so they look like wooden planks, and then I used a wire brush to make deeper wood structures on them before assembling them and painting them using wood stain. The cool thing about wood stain is that it doesn't fill details, it is quite thin. So it keeps the structure visible. It's downside is that it apparently doesn't paint the glue drops, so I had to use regular paint to color those.
    I also used a bit of brown paint to make the planks dirty.
    The ground is my standard sand mix and house paint (brown and grey), and of course I used electrostatic grass. After the grass was applied I pressed it down a bit while the PVA glue was still wet so the grass looks like someone has stepped on it recently.

    But the special thing about it is this:
    As you may have noticed there are some round sticks made of toothpicks glued to the platform, and yes, there are magnets on those.
    Those magnets allow mounting some stuff onto the platform, so I can use it as a fortification and also for storing some magnetized parts when I don't use them.

    At the moment the fully equipped platform looks like this, but I will add a few more I think:
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    For storygames you could even use it with a special rule:
    A unit can enter it (same rules as for the watch tower) and use the flame throwers like they are described on the Stegadon warscroll as long at least two models of the unit are alive.
     
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    Both the lake and your fighting platform look great! Very good use of materials and extra bits.

    Your grass also really looks like... grass! What flock do you use? :bookworm:
     
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    A few WIP pics of my Zombie Dragon.
    Wings are almost finished. That blending was a lot of work.

    I will make the Zombie Dragon and the Terrorgheist interchangeable. Not an easy task since those parts overlap but I think I found a good way to do it. I will explain it at a later point.

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    I also started painting the Vampire Lord and magnetized his weapons as well. I am slowly getting good at that magnetizing I think.

    The Ghoul King is already finished, pics very soon. :)
     
  16. Aginor
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    Here is the Ghoul (without the base right now).
    He is a bit greener than I wanted him to be originally, but I like him that way.
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  17. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    I'm a massive fan - most of my Lego I've been building is Star Wars at the moment - my latest set I haven't built yet is the Imperial Hovertank set from Rogue One with Chirrut! :joyful:

    I'm actually writing my own wargame rules based on Galaxy of Heroes for use with Lego Star Wars figs if anyone's interested...
     
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    Another small update on the pond:
    My brother visited and we did the lake bed together.
    His experience with model train terrain once more helped immensely here. Now the pond is almost ready for the water.
    I placed one part of the little fishing dock on there, but it isn't finished yet either.
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    Amazing! Love it! :)

    I would make my own scenery but I haven't the time and resources at the moment.

    The 'flame throwers' are actually giant blowpipes though, just sayin'. I was considering using those as attachments to walls for use in fantasy siege battles (see Blood in the Badlands for all those who remember it and have it). Two of the models, instead of firing normal blowpipes or using javelins could opt to fire the giant blowpipes in the shooting phase. I also thought of having a 'Tomb Warrior' tower where spirits of dead Saurus Warriors would appear and act as ethereal saurus units, and a 'Shrine of Chotec' siege weapon that consisted of a Bloodwrack shrine pushed by Kroxigor and featuring a Skink Priest below the mirror that was basically a Bastiladon with more wounds and a solar engine that always rolls a 6 on the firing table, as the mirror would focus the sun's rays into a superlaser like the Solar Engine's crystal but a lot bigger.
     
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    Thanks!
    Well, in AoS those are the Sunfire Throwers. I didnt know they weren't in WHFB since I never played that. :)

    Good ideas there, I hope we get something like that in the GHB2017 siege rules.
     
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