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Von Carstien

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  1. I was thinking of picking up the base set.

     

    I have two questions:

    Do I need to have extra monsters like more Rabid Squirrels?

    What about the Bag of Slimes?

     

    You don't need more monsters but more variation is always good, especially if you plan to play it alot.

    Bag of Slimes and Rabid Squirrels are a new type of monster called "Creeps" we don't really know what they do yet other than they are automatically spawned upon entering a tile. I'd say hang fire on them until SPM get back from GAMA and we start getting gameplay videos and such uploaded.

     

    I suppose this means I really should get the rest of my SDE stuff painted (Out of everything I've painted the Glimmerdusk and a single Ironscale!)

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  2. Finished off the Planetouched today, although after I snapper some shots I noticed I've missed a couple of little details like the buckles on his bracer but I can quickly fix that when I get home before I give him a blast of purity seal.


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    And a close up of the face with tattoo


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    Overall I'm relatively happy with how he's come out. and I feel I'm getting back into the painting groove somewhat (I've not really picked up a brush since christmas!) obviously I still have a lot to improve on but its a start.


    So, 2/287 Bones painted.


    C&C welcome as always!
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  3. Relatively small update today, didn't manage to get much done last night so brought the paladin to work to do a bit on lunch. He's the first Bones I've noticed to have the missing-nose-itis syndrome which is apparently common of them. Luckily its not so bad as he still has a bit of a nub for a nose that kinda adds to the Planetouched look I think.


    Spent most of my time copying the design onto his shield, its slightly lopsided but given it's size I can live with that for now. I also copied part of the design onto his face as a tattoo which went better than I expected. Initially it was done with a mix of 50/50 Dwarf Flesh/Shadow Gray and then touched up with pure Shadow Gray. I did his eyes too but they don't show so well on the picture, I wanted them to look slightly glowy but not too much so did a base of Mephiston Red then Fiery Orange leaving some of the red showing, then a dot of Ceramite White again leaving some of the orange showing, maybe when hes done and I get a shot in the lightbox it will show up better.


    I've started doing the highlights on the armour as well, basecoated Leadbealcher, then first highlight Boltgun Metal and then Mithril Silver to edges.


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    And the original design for the shield



    Well that's all for now. If life doesn't conspire against me I hope to get the Tiefling finished tonight.


    C&C as always!
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  4. You demand better pics, and I obey! I ha to redo the metallics as the varnish had totally flattened them out so whilst I was at it I added a bit to her spear that I thought of whilst I was at work.

     

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    Slightly closer up picture:

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    and I tried Photoshopping the backrop, not sure if it makes much of a difference, what do you think?

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    And here's the current WIPS on my "desk" (laptop tray until we move house and I can get my own man-cave):

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    All still relatively early but they're getting there

     

    @Evilhalfing: She is a nice model and once I've wanted to do for a long time. I'm sure you can fit one into your game, don't forget to get the king to go with her! He's a nice model too and will be relatively high on my to paint list! Mindflayers are always a good choice to mess with your players. Not sure how they stack up in 4e, we only played about a half dozen session of it before we went back to 3.5, but I always make sure to throw at least one flayer into any campaign I write.

     

    Should get a chance to work on more tomorrow but C&C welcome as ever!

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  5. So having let them sit and stew for a week or so whilst I decided the best way to go about it I cracked out my paints yesterday and started on the long journey to Bones paintedness!

     

    I'm hoping by keeping a log here of my progress it will keep me motivated to keep painting! My initial plan is to break up the small mini's into groups of about 10 to paint then allow myself to paint something big to keep my spirits up. Thats the plan at least, lets see how long that lasts!

     

    To begin with I painted a model I've wanted to do for ages Vanja, the Fire Giant Queen. The pics aren't the best but I'll crack out the lightbox tonight and get some better shots. Anyway, pictures!

     

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    I'm quite happy with how she turned out, especially given that I hate doing skin with a passion! The vanish has really dulled the metallics on her spear so I may go over that again tonight before I take better pictures. Next up on my painting desk are Vaeloth, Hellborn Paladin and Mariel Twinspar, Female Pirate.

     

    C&C always welcome!

     

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  6. Picked mine up from the depot this morning. Not bad actually, one £23.17 fees, much less than I anticipated (I was expecting about £40).

     

    Had a quick swiz through and the only defect I can find so far is the Frost Giant Queen is missing her spear. Need to check all in detail though but out of that amount of mini's I think one missing part isn't bad at all!

  7. Apparently one weapon is a regular bolter, and the other a bolt pistol... which means that either way, I have 1 gun for 1 hand and nothing for the other hand for both guys... unless I just give them both 2 guns and say to hell with making them playable. Which is probably what I'll do. :ph34r:

     

    Actually you'd be fine giving him both. As standard Chaos Marines come with a Bolter, Bolt Pistol and Close Combat Weapon so dual wielding is fine :)

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  8. Looks ace, as a 40k player he's not one of my favorite sculpts but your really made him pop!

     

    The pre turning chaos version of him is a much nicer model, back when he was Lugft Huron, Chapter Master of the Astral Claws, and its from forgeworld so has a lot of really good detail on it.

     

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  9. What better way to start a thread than with an innuendo!

     

    Unhappy with Games Workshops offerings on female vampires I've been using Monique to represent my vampire lord in games of Warhammer. Howver she is of infinitely more use when mounted than on foot. So I have set abut to find solutions to this problem!

     

    First up is Mounted on a Barded NIghtmare. Fairly simple conversion just a leg swap with the Green Knight model from the Brettonian range. She seems to fit the legs quite well! She's PiP but I'm trying to go for red lacquered armour.

     

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    Next is my version on a Zombie Dragon! The legs are from the Prince Imrik model from the High Elves which I just had knocking about in the bottom of my bits box. After hacking up the dragon to reposition him I need to do a bit of greenstuff work to fill some of the gaps on the joints but overall I'm happy with the pose. I found the rock for the base on a disused train line that runs past my works.

     

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    I swapped her sword for a slightly longer one from the Necropolis weapons pack, she'll also have the shield from the same pack.

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    And a final victims eye view shot!

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    C&C welcome :)

     

     

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  10. ^If you haven't already, I recommend the Chronicles of Malus Darkblade- most of the truly scary druchii are the women. At one point Malus jokes with a sister about her "fashionably poisoned blades".

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    Myself, for reasons discussed in the thread, thought the 6th ed witch elves were cool minis as well as being downright scary to anything without the word "Knight" in its name. In a game against a zombie-heavy list, dude charged my big box of 25 witches from 3 sides. After combat res, they overran. To be fair, in 6th ed zombies truly sucked.

     

    And still do. I mean they're not even worth raising anymore. And nobody likes Witch Elves in any edition. Swings and roundabouts though since Ghouls got to be amazing in 7th.

  11. I mostly play Warhammer, but also D&D etc and tend towards female characters/models/heroes for my army for one main reason(other than the models are pretty and generally nicer to paint than guys) which is that, in Warhammer anyway, females tend to be massively under represented in any of the armies, take my current army(Vampire Counts) for example we have 5 special characters in the book (well, 4 but Mannfred is in twice so I'm counting him as 2 separate)and only one of them is female, she also never gets used since she abysmally poor in game and the model is so old it may as well be cast out of bronze.

     

    Even armies which are described as being multigender like the High/Dark/Wood Elves have maybe 1 in 20 female models, scary looking Witch Elves aside, so I tend towards female heroes/lords to make it feel a little more balanced in a very male orientated game.

     

    just my two cents.

  12. as the only member of our group whos actually picked up the new rules we haven't made a descision yet but I must say I'm less than impressed by the new stuff, it seems to have been really dumbed down and I still cant get over the fact that they got rid of hit dice, I foresee us sticking with 3.5...

  13. I must admit I'm in two minds as to whether to go with 4E we've been playing the Age of Worms adventure path for nearly 18 months and were up to the last bit now, and as much as 3.5 goes a bit broken after about 14th thats just something you have to live with to finish the campaign. I don't like this whole dumbing down thing they're doing, personally I don't find 3.5 too complicated, its certainly less complicated than when it was "the lower your armour class is the better" - "oh so 14 armour isn't good" lol the good old days I think our group is planning on giving 4E a run but if were not fond we'll go back to 3.5

  14. @ Pyreos: Thanks, the skeletal steeds are a bit outdated now and since they have the option for barding now (which the dont have a model for) I plugged for ghostly horses since that also represents their ability to move through terrain

     

    @Hadier: I use games workshops paints, i noticed i get alot of shine whenever i use the inks, in a few places its deliberate like monique's armour, the grave guards weapons, varghulfs wings, and the black knights shields. others not so much like Hyrekia's dress. For the moment I have to stick with GW paints since theres no other real alternative anywhere near me.

     

    @David: The Grave Guard were relatively easy actually once I'd decided what exactly I was doing with them, I'm just one of these painters that can paint characters for fun but I stumble on rank and file (a good characteristic considering ive got 2 units of 25 skeletons to paint.

     

    @Jabberwocky: Cheers, the weapons for the Grave Guard came out exactly as I wanted them too, I cinda got my inspiration for them from the Souldrinker (i think) from the DnD dungeon masters guide.

     

    Well, I go away on friday for two weeks so I've been putting off starting anything major mainly been doing alot of prep work, basing up and getting undercoated etc but I'm going to make a start on hte skeleton units when I get back then do the unit of black knights. Been considering my other options for vampires too, I've got Judas Bloodspire, One of the Vale Breakers, And a couple of spellcaster models who's names elude me sitting around, Ive also just got my hands on Balthon the cleric(ish) model who will be a vamp too, wondering if you guys have any other suggestions for models to vamp up, I've already decided im having at least one dwarf vampire :D not decided which one yet though.

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