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Spell/Ability markers looking for ideas or pics of your own

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Juxtion, May 24, 2017.

  1. Juxtion
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    hey guys looking for ideas for spell markers.
    I have one for the serpents staff looking for.
    Saurian savagery
    Mystic Shield
    Celestial Rites
    Scent of Weakness
    Summon Starlight (my favorite spell right now)
     
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    Saurian savagery (weapon stand of Saurus weapons and skulls)
    Mystic Shield (made out of 4 Saurus warrior banners)
    Celestial Rites (engine of the gods platform)
    Scent of Weakness (shrunken heads tied to spears sticking out of ground)
    Summon Starlight (mat sure maybe something with an old blood base and skulls and crystals ?)
     
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    Mostly I just use D&D 4e condition tokens.
    download (6).jpg
     
  4. Juxtion
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    thanks fella,
    gonna do most of those for the markers!!!!!!
    will upload pics as I progress
    any ideas on colours for these items?
    kinda want them to look magical as well
     
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    Slann

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    That depends on your painting skills.
    Ideally some blending between normal colors and
    like a bright color would be nice effect to make something appear magical.

    THIS GENERAL EFFECT...
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  6. Juxtion
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    Here they are!! Since I cannot use both command abilities at once I'll double the one for scent of weaknesses/Saurian Savagery
     
  7. Juxtion
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    kinda looks like an air brush technique
    as I don't got one ill search the whtv vids for something close to this I'm thinking blue and white
     
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    Yea that's the idea, but you can do this with a regular brush and some practice.
     
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    What if you use a bloodclaw? Then you could use both. Going to need one more.
     
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    Yeah well in the league I'm running no battalion warscrolls. So I got time. But deuly noted
     
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    I like the ideas you have!

    I have done similar things but for my unit fillers:
    warden201705_unit fillers 15.jpg

    Currently the collection stands at:

    - Snake Statue
    - Two Saurus Totem-banners sticking out of a rock
    - Native Trap
    - Curse marker with skulls
    - Pile of treasure (not pictured)

    There are a lots of similar ideas from the Lustria Campaign book as well:

    - Carniverous plants
    - Lashworm tails (made out of extra Skaven tails)
    - Poisonous mushrooms
    - Vermin swarms (the pic shows a skull in amougnst the critters)
    - Quicksand (depicted by a patch of sand with the hat of one unfortunate victum on top)

    warden201705_unit fillers 01.jpg

    Not exactly spell markers, but may still be useful for certain events.
     
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    Found some more interesting ideas:

    Cannonball markers!
    cannonball tokens.jpg

    Dispell Scrolls:
    dispel scrolls.jpg

    scrolls!!!!.jpg

    Ogre spell markers (gut magic):
    ogre spells.jpg

    Some goblin markers, including a goblin turn-marker!

    goblin turn counter.jpg

    warhammer_tokens_by_thenurge-d47rx54.jpg

    Foot of Gork (or maybe Mork?)

    foot of gork.jpg

    Some 40K objective markers:
    40K objective markers.jpg
     
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  13. Flutterbat
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    If you want something to look almost airbrushed or have a nice fade/transition, I recommend using some glaze medium (I've mostly been using GW's Lahmian Medium, but I just got Vallejo's Glaze Medium and it's awesome) to thin your paints without changing their viscosity and build up color in semi-transparent layers. Doing this with water is a bit trickier, since each layer won't go over the mini's surface evenly unless you thin it just right and apply it carefully--you'll get "bald spots" where less pigment accumulated and thicker spots in other areas.
     
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    I'll have to give this a try I have them painted in standard colours. But still wish to give them a mystic feel to them as they are spells and should be noticed by my opponent. Also I must build a round marker as sometimes I find we lose track of who went first
     
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    What campaign book was that? @Warden
     
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    It's a 2004 campaign expansion for WHFB 6th edition simply titled Lustria. TONS of really cool rules and ideas in it! Makes me sad I can't play any of it...unless I somehow adapt it to AoS--you know, I might just do that; better than moping about missing out! :D
     
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    Crazy I own this book.
    Also you don't play age of sigmar?????
    I got into warhammer because of AOS.
    lots of fun
     
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    There are a few us that don't. Not many... but a few.
     
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    I *only* play Age of Sigmar. I started out in this hobby a month or so ago (and have since started to drown in awesome space lizards) though I had been following the Warhammer games and universe for years. What I meant is that I missed out on playing the old content--but it'd be nice if I could adapt/homebrew those neat ideas for my friendly games with friends and family. In fact, I've already started brewing up a Lustria campaign that combines that old book with the new skirmish rules.

    I truly hope that GW finds a nice middle ground for AoS's next edition/revision that even the most die-hard WHFB can enjoy alongside the newer AoS crowd. I, at least, would love to have more depth as far as army building (actually fine-tuning equipment per model and such) and magic is concerned. I'm pretty hopeful this could happen given 40k 8th's reasonably streamlined but deep ruleset and it's almost assured success--I mean, I've heard nothing but good comments on the changes and they even got me lined up to get the new starter set, and I had never really given 40k much thought before.
     
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    Maybe, but I am not holding my breath.

    The only slight hope I have is that once Total War Warhammer is finally complete (all three parts published) it will generate enough of a fanbase or be such a resounding success that causes GW to consider bringing the Old World back, maybe with a new flavor or something. Not sure how though, they basically blew it up, but then again GW has made huge changes to the fluff before.
     
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