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Blog Warden's Other Paint Log

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Warden, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Lord-Marcus
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    Lord-Marcus Well-Known Member

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    Very very very good work on the herald!
     
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  2. Warden
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    The next batch of 28 men-at-arms is good for now, enough to show pictures before I complete them all. I really enjoy painting these guys, even if they are peasants!

    warden201710_WIP men at arms 05_fullsize.jpg
    warden201710_WIP men at arms 02_fullsize.jpg

    warden201710_WIP men at arms 03_fullsize.jpg

    warden201710_WIP men at arms 04_fullsize grail pilgrims.jpg

    Some of the more characterful models- the Jester:

    warden201710_WIP jester 01_fullsize.jpg
    the Herald:

    warden201710_WIP herald 01_fullsize.jpg

    And a new unit champion:

    warden201710_WIP champion 01_fullsize.jpg
     
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  3. Lord-Marcus
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    Paint looks a tad thick on the heralds shield
     
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  4. Warden
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    Just a tad ;) that's one way to put it... personally I would have just said "buckets and buckets" as I don't really thin my paints... at all. Surprisingly the yellow paint is one of the few GW paints I still use (that and the metallic paint) but I have noticed that "averland sunset" tends to clump really badly when it is applied :banghead:.

    What is the secret to thinning yellow paint?
     
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  5. Lord-Marcus
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    Have a rammikin partially filled with water on your desk. Drop of paint in pallet, occasional drop of water from rammikib
     
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  6. NIGHTBRINGER
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    You could always buy airbrush paint, they are already thinned down for you.
     
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  7. Aginor
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    Wet Palette works well. Better than applying water directly IMO.
     
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  8. Warden
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    I had to look up what this word meant :confused::D

    Thank you for the tips gentlemen! Work continues on the next batch of men-at-arms, this should be the final group of Lustrian Bretonnian infantry for a while, unless I make more archers.

    warden201710_WIP men at arms 06.jpg
     
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  9. Warden
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    My men-at-arms are all painted up finally. I attempted to "thin" my paints for the rest of the heraldry I painted ("thin" in quotes because I have more experimenting to do with future models... :shifty:), but overall I am pleased with the results.

    warden201710_WIP men at arms 08.jpg

    warden201710_WIP men at arms 09.jpg

    warden201710_WIP men at arms 10.jpg

    And a group shot with all 80 men-at-arms!

    warden201710_WIP men at arms 11.jpg

    I will post the grail pilgrims when the King is complete, still got more work to do with him. Also I need to go through and add more jungle plants to really finish these guys off completely.
     
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  10. Warden
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    My jungle-trebuchet crews are painted as well!

    warden201710_WIP trebuchets 01.jpg

    All are just equipped with some scratch-built weaponry. If I really wanted too I could probably skip the trebuchets and run them as a group of x16 men-at-arms just armed with hand weapons.

    Individual trebuchet weapons and their crews. Each trebuchet is painted in a different heraldry scheme, one for each unit of men-at-arms:

    warden201710_WIP trebuchets 03_templars.jpg

    warden201710_WIP trebuchets 04_luon.jpg

    warden201710_WIP trebuchets 05_jeruga.jpg

    warden201710_WIP trebuchets 07_zaragon.jpg


    And here is another big group shot:

    warden201710_WIP men at arms 07.jpg

    Definitely fun to make, one of the best experiments I have attempted in the warhammer hobby so far. Only 38 of the models here are actually completely plastic; the rest have custom resin parts. The quality isn't as good of course, but good enough for grubby peasants!
     
  11. Aginor
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    Those look good!
     
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  12. Crowsfoot
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  13. tom ndege
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    What they said ^
     
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  14. Warden
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    Updates on the Lustrian Bretonnians! I painted up a small unit of archers recently, my own custom Merry-Men (Bretonnian peasant-archers) to join the force.

    warden201711_merry men 03_fullsize.jpg

    They don't necessarily fit into the army's "Lustrian theme" anymore as they were constructed before I had a clear view of what I wanted to do with my Bretonnians, but they are green so they will have to be close enough! :D

    Here are some of the characters in the unit: conversions of Guy le Grois (Friar Tuck), Betrand le Brigand (Robin Hood), Hugo le Petit (Little John):

    warden201711_merry men 01 robin hood, little john, friar tuck_fullsize.jpg

    I am not very happy with not-Robin Hood's face :mad: but I am not going to spend more time on it now. If I find a replacement bit I will replace it.

    Also my custom Alan-a-Dale (with a clay-sculpted instrument) and Will Scarlet (not very red, just his headband and part of his quiver):

    warden201711_merry men 02 will scarlet, alan-a-dale_fullsize.jpg

    Here they are still on the painting desk, along with another mini (long time in the making) that is essentially finished! Pics to follow soon :snaphappy:

    warden201711_king and merry men WIP.jpg

    Test to make sure they actually fit in their movement tray. You can see the difference in the mud-shading in some of them, and between the mini-bases and the movement tray itself. Always more work to do :banghead:

    warden201711_merry men 06_fullsize.jpg

    Final group shot of the Merry-Men hunting down a jungle road.

    warden201711_merry men 04_fullsize.jpg
     
  15. Aginor
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    Good job on those Merry-Men! :)
     
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  16. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    Love the job you did on those - I think Bertrand's face does look similar to the original model. My concern is with Petit Jean - Little John had a quarterstaff, not a mace...

    Apart from that, love them!
     
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  17. Warden
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    Yeah I know what you mean... Little John's shield-on-a-standard was originally a quarterstaff, then I converted him into a standard bearer so I just gave him an ax too. Sorta reminiscent of Kevin Durand's Little John, but I agree it is a bit of poor artistic license on my part. :sorry::artist:




    Since all my archer units are at a state of being mostly complete I took some group shots both on their movement trays and with their siege mantlets:

    warden201711_archers 03_mantlets.jpg

    warden201711_archers 01.jpg

    You can't see them very well, but I have some unit-filler rottweilers on the corners of the front two archer units as stand-ins until I cast two more archers. Originally their spots were taken up by standard bearers, but they have since been recruited into my two new units of men-at-arms instead. The peasant archers don't really need the standards as much, considering they will fold even faster than the men-at-arms will in combat.

    I also set up a quick Archer Tournament diorama! Pics to prove it:

    warden201711_archers 07_tournament.jpg

    Not sure if there are rules out there for a tabletop Robin Hood-style archery tournament, but I have enough pieces for it now!

    warden201711_archers 08_tournament.jpg

    warden201711_archers 02.jpg

    warden201711_archers 05_tournament.jpg
     
  18. Aginor
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    I approve of that!
    Being an archer myself I think archers are something I miss most in both of my AoS armies.
    I like how you did all the heraldry and such little details like that equipment on the table and so on.
     
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  19. Warden
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    Thanks! I do wish skink archers were still a thing :( longer range comes in handy during siege scenarios.


    I finally have my pictures up for King Baldwin the Leper King (my grail reliaque)! He and his grail pilgrims are way more colorful than I would have expected thanks to their heraldry, but I think it adds to there charm.

    warden201711_King Baldwin 13 grail pilgrims.jpg
    warden201711_King Baldwin 14 grail pilgrims.jpg

    Very glad I was able to cast/convert all these guys, it was a long time in the making.

    A few more pictures of the Leper King himself and his unit:

    warden201711_King Baldwin 12 grail pilgrims.jpg

    warden201711_King Baldwin 10.jpg

    I experimented with a little bit of a black wash on his face to give it more shine and depth, too scared to try highlighting right now though. More experiments scheduled for the future :astronaut:

    warden201711_King Baldwin 11.jpg

    warden201711_King Baldwin 01 grail pilgrims.jpg

    And with some men-at-arms backup:

    warden201711_King Baldwin 03 grail pilgrims and men-at-arms.jpg

    With the grail pilgrims finished I now have all 4 units of 20 men-at-arms painted, plus these 18 gives me a sizeable infantry force. As much as the Bretonnians are known for their cavalry, I just really love these guys and hope they come to good use in future siege scenarios. :vulcan:

    Edit: also added a thread index to the first page to find my stuff easier!
     
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  20. BeardyGecko
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    That's a wonderful job! Your imagination continues to astound me @Warden
     
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