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I'm not a big fan of the Stormcast Eternals Games Workshop put in their Age of Sigmar line. However, looking at some things other people have done, I realized there were basically two things I hated: The immortals-style faces, and the all-gold paint scheme. The heads aren't bad in-and-of themselves, but when every unit sports the same derpy face, it makes them look less interesting. The all-gold paint scheme made it harder to pick out details. So, I thought I'd try fixing that.

 

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As you can see, I went with a primarily steel paint for their armor with the gold functioning as more of a trim. Blue goes pretty well with both gold and steel.

 

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The steel, gold, and blue were done mostly using the Scale75 paintsets. Faces were done with various Reaper skintone paints.

 

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Blondie here got his headswap from the Space Wolves Pack.

 

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This guy's head might be recognizable as one of the Anhurian crossbowmen. Bones are great for swaps.

 

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Red's head came from Reaper's Sir Rathan Kranzhel, also in Bones.

 

It's amazing how much difference a slightly different color scheme and some headswaps can make.

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I have a ton of older GW minis as a long time Warhammer and 40k player. The aesthetic look of a lot of the AoS minis just doesn't appeal to me. I like space marines but they're not what I wanted in my fantasy games. That said I like what you've done here. The new heads and colour look much better than the originals.

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Yup they look much better like this!

 

Of course I also think they'd look much better with a bolter in their hands but that's just me :P

 

well done :D

 

The new GW minis are getting a bit too ornate for me tbh. It's just not a style I like overall. I really like how you converted these to make them look more individual

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I'm okay with ornate, over-the-top goofiness. Granted, it works better in 40K, which has never been a serious setting. Still, nothing wrong with some goofy over-the-top paladin looking duders. But if you're going over-the-top, don't be boring. The default Immortals-inspired faces are boring when you have them on every single unit. And if you're going to have lots of detail, pick a default paint scheme that shows off those details.

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You did a great job with the headswaps to make them look more interesting.

Well painted.

I still don't care much for the Space Marine build of the sculpts. But that is a personal taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I don't know a thing about AoS but you did a very nice job painting these. The steel parts came out especially well. 

 

Gotta say, heavy armor He Man is looking pretty angry. I'm guessing it's because somebody stole his sword. :lol:

 

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Excellent work on them!

 

Like yourself and just about everyone else; I thought they looked boring; the head swaps (and an actually good paint scheme) make a huge difference! Kudos on that.:winkthumbs:

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