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Offline anvalous

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This is more of a place holder for me.  I've got 10 swordsmen sitting on my desk and a relatively open weekend.  I also have that empire general to paint.

Scheme is going to be red and white dominant with green accent.  Definitely a woodsy feel.  Imagine a fortified logging camp at the edge of the wilderness and a similarly fortified manor of a little-known baron.

Pics coming soon, I promise!
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Offline anvalous

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010, 04:36:44 PM »
Figured I should post something so you could get a feel for my 'style'.  Here's some stuff from my lion/Narnia Beastmen army which is also in progress, though somewhat stalled due to a lack of motivation caused by a hard-to-like army list...

Also, I guess, my first real attempt at NMM, though I certainly don't intend to paint my Empire in this fashion - too time consuming!


Lion guy riding a dragon... yeah... Why not?






Rank and file Lion-O-Taur with GW


My Doom-lion as a WIP:


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Offline Sandor

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010, 04:51:17 PM »
Very nice conversions  and paint job. Really like guy on the dragon

Offline King

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010, 05:31:13 PM »
Cool and very original concept.  I have never seen an army with this concept.  Crisp & nice paint job too.  Please show us more.
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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 05:39:54 PM »
Ooh these are very nice  :eusa_clap: Looking forward to seeing both your Hochland army and this one progress

Offline Ulricsberg

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 07:33:16 PM »
Superb painting skills.  :eusa_clap:

But.... were are the dragons wings ?!?

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010, 07:37:53 PM »
Thats a Lion on a Dragon, thats awesome.

Offline Sandor

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2010, 07:40:31 PM »
Superb painting skills.  :eusa_clap:

But.... were are the dragons wings ?!?
I didn't Even noticed that he doesn't have wings  :icon_eek: Im getting old or need new glassys 

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2010, 08:59:16 PM »
You know, its the kind of dragon that likes bounding through tall grass and leaping from rocky crag to rocky crag...

Thanks for the comments, guys!  It is a fun army to work on.  I have 3 lion-o-taurs with 2 hand weapons, 3 with great weapons, 3 razorgors, 2 of the big dragon riders, the doom-lion, 1 WIP razorgor chariot and 1 WIP ghorgon.  It is the core units which will kill me... I am sculpting all of the gors to be satyrs.  Means torso swaps and a lot of green stuff and filing down anything chaos-y...

I hope to be able add something Empire this weekend/early next week!

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2010, 09:13:27 PM »
Great technical skill and awesome points.

How many lion chariot box sets have you bought ?
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Offline anvalous

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2010, 09:34:24 PM »
Thanks.  I have purchased 4 HE chariots (all the chariot parts will eventually morph into Tuskgor/razogor equivalents) and 6 white lions in bitz form from Battlewagon Bitz.

The local Hobbytown owner thought I was crazy...  "Why all the chariots?  It is all you buy..."

Turns out I had the old metal minotaurs to hack apart for the bodies...

Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2010, 12:45:04 AM »
You must really like lions.

Brilliant stuff!
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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2010, 02:33:38 AM »
Outstanding concept and very well painted! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::

I noticed the dragon being wingless, but it looks good that way, and I'd call him a drake.

So is this army going to be run as Beasts of Chaos?

Looking forward to seeing the swordsmen.
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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2010, 12:35:15 PM »
WOW!!!! :Ohmy:
Why don't you knock it off with those negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change .

Offline noibn

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2010, 07:27:17 PM »
Amazing!  :Ohmy:

Offline anvalous

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2010, 09:50:59 AM »
Thanks for the positive feedback, guys!  I appreciate it!

A bit of a status update:

My wife and I are now proud owners of a new puppy.  Good little dog, actually, but not quite trustworthy enough to allow him to romp while I paint.  That said, I've made some decent progress on the swordsmen.  I have a final highlight, or two, on some green ribbons, a top highlight on the skin once I figure out the tint it needs from the completed model, and my brown series applied (to boots, belts, etc.).  All in all, I'm guessing about 3 hours of desk time remain.

Then it is on to get my greatswords on magnetized bases and ready for work...  Exciting, isn't it?

I love this hobby....

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2010, 10:56:24 AM »
I notice there are no pictures of aforementioned puppy... I hope this shall be remedied in the very near future  :wink:.
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Offline anvalous

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2010, 11:35:24 AM »
Behold. Charlie!  Adopted puppy, mostly schnauzer... we think...



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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2010, 01:35:28 PM »
wow realistic paint job dude!! :biggriin:
Why don't you knock it off with those negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change .

Offline Porkix

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2010, 04:44:02 PM »
I find the glow in the eyes a little bit unrealistic but  it's still a beastmen army so I guess it's ok  :-D

Offline anvalous

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish (updated 5-17-2010)
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2010, 02:03:54 AM »
Sorry for the poor pics - babysitting my recently eunuch'd puppy...

Swordsmen of Hochland









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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish (updated 5-17-2010)
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2010, 07:29:45 AM »
Even in this poor pic they look very good: you don't usually see highlighting on rnf troops, nice!
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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish (updated 5-17-2010)
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2010, 08:00:09 AM »
Wow, lionmen, dragons, and empire in one thread...I thought I died and went to heaven.  Ok, not quite, but your stuff  is very inspiring.  I can't wait to see more of each.

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish (updated 5-17-2010)
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2010, 12:23:38 PM »
Thanks guys!

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Re: My Painting Blog... Hochland-ish (updated 5-17-2010)
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2010, 10:31:11 AM »
I like that but change a pic's  :biggriin:
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