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Title: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The End??
Post by: JAK on February 21, 2016, 09:36:51 AM
This group/army may or may not materialise – as you know I’ve not done much in the past year or more and back then I had been thinking about rebasing the whole of what I had completed of my Discworld army.

With many of the units being from the city of Ankh-Morpork I was considering rebasing them into a more urban/street setting when along came AoS. Although I don’t play the game I have used the rules to ensure that the units I have created are in theory legal from a gaming point of view. When they introduced AoS, GW rewrote the rules of all their existing armies so most of the units I’ve created still remain legal, although a few will need a weapon change or two to the warscrolls – but that can wait. The main advantage to me of AoS is the lifting of base size restrictions.

I have got used to 28-30mm scale figures and don’t want to go to anything larger as this would mean starting again from scratch. (The way the current trend appears to be going we’ll soon be back to the traditional toy soldier scale of 54mm like HG Wells used when he started the hobby (please start a new thread in the correct part of the Forum if you disagree with this statement :icon_biggrin:)).

I have no intention of moving to GW’s preferred 32mm base as traditional fantasy figures fit nicely on 25mm round ones. The little bit of extra space will assist conversions and hopefully avoid the problems trying to rank a unit up.  I also intend to use movement trays even if only for display purposes and at present am looking into the alternatives that are available online, as cutting circles is not something I’m any good at.

For the army itself I have a list of 76 named ‘characters’ from the books who were actually part of or have a very strong connection with the City Watch which at the rate I usually build and paint should be 5-6 years’ work. However I have a base figure for all but 12 of the characters, some were built for other projects and just need a repaint; some need adjustments due to comments in later books, including a sex and a species change; and most of the others have all the parts ready to be built, so it will still take some time.

This is where I’m currently at, and I wouldn’t normally have posted yet – particularly as there is still a chance that I’ll not even get started – but a number of events in the past week have made me take the plunge. I have just started a figure for a painting competition at a local GW store who are also about to start a mini army painting competition between now and June. This basically involves building and painting a leader and two units. As the Watch is a mixture of species, mostly humans and dwarfs a unit of 10 of each and a Captain should be acceptable and doable. If I also join Booah’s fortnightly figure campaign I can set myself a number of targets so that things do actually get finished.

The Painting Comp. is next weekend and their first target date for the Army is to finish the leader by the 26th March so I have some form of incentive to get started.

I have the motivation so if time and circumstances allow there will hopefully be an update before the end of March.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army)
Post by: Mightymatt88 on February 22, 2016, 08:05:11 PM
Great news JAK! I'm glad you're getting back into the hobby.

I'm a big fan of Terry Pratchett, and I think the humour you put into your models is a great testament to him and his work. The City Watch books are probably my favourite, so I'm really excited to see how this progresses, and who you include!

I made my own Sam Vimes a while back for use in Mordheim - he's over on my plog, but I've no doubt yours will be more in keeping with the fiction.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army)
Post by: JAK on February 23, 2016, 09:21:20 AM
I'm glad you're getting back into the hobby.


Mightmatt – So am I and I hope I can continue to do so – as I don’t expect to have the same problems as last year.

There should be 76 figures at the end so hopefully there will be a few you recognise – I work very slowly and even if I can keep to Booah’s one a fortnight it will take 3 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carrot

I am remaking this model of Carrot for the painting competition. He will be on a 40mm dia. base when he becomes part of this army but the competition rules are for a 25mm round base.

The original figure as shown was made for one of my first Discworld units, which was then limited to 13 figures. They will all be reappearing here at some time in the future.

For some time I’ve been wanting to have a standard bearer throwing his flag in the air but have never seen such a model and am not too sure how to do it. My progress so far is to cut Carrot up so that I can change his pose.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Carrotinbits01a_zps3sfioltl.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army)
Post by: JAK on February 24, 2016, 11:25:59 AM
 Figure is now reposed and the banner is in the air. The ribbon is a little too long to be realistic but nearly has the effect I was after. The figure will be given a new sword, and may retain the crossbow - he also now has his Book of Laws and although never mentioned in the books I’ve given him a lead; may also add a bone or dog toy.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/CarrotWiP01a_zpszeltqmm6.jpg~original)

Just needs a few bits of GS work before I can paint – deadline is this Saturday
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army)
Post by: Mightymatt88 on February 24, 2016, 11:37:46 AM
Wow nice, he's looking awesome! And Carrot has the strength and dexterity to make that kind of throw look just as nonchalant as it does!

I think you're right about the ribbon, perhaps a tad shorter might work better.

I love all the details though, 'The laws and ordinances of Ankh Morpork', the 'protector' and the football for the games he organises among the street gangs. Such a great representation of the character. I'm also a big fan of the new pose.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army)
Post by: JAK on February 26, 2016, 08:39:23 AM
The movement trays I ordered have arrived. They are by a company called Warbases. I had seen them at a wargaming show but they didn’t have the items I was interested in with them that day. Their mail order service was excellent in that I ordered in the evening, they despatched next day and PO delivered the day after even though the company used 2nd class post.

The only fault I have with the company is that I emailed them with an enquiry about the compatibility of their products over a week before and they never answered. I added the enquiry to the comments box of the order form with the addition that if the answers weren’t yes to cancel the full order. They still didn’t answer but the parts do fit together as I hoped they would.

If there had been another company at the show with a suitable alternative I would have given my business to them.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army)
Post by: Doc J on February 26, 2016, 02:26:35 PM
That banner is excellent the best Ive seen so far. What is it made of and is it treated with a stiffener or other chemical?
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army)
Post by: JAK on February 27, 2016, 08:20:30 PM
Doc J – Glad you like the banner – it is just painted paper – here’s a LINK (http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php/topic,49674.msg920458.html#msg920458) to my method of making them.


The movement trays are not quite what I expected, but I did buy sight unseen.

They were cut to standard sizes so that they will form up together into a large rectangle for display purposes, and their own bases will give a flat ground level which I thought would suit my initial plan of basing the army in a town square type setting. Unfortunately, while I expected the gaps between the holes to be small in a few cases they are non-existent. My intention to make a cobble street using a stash of bird seed I have may not now work.
 
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/basesoriginal_zps9yicfgda.jpg~original)

I didn’t find many examples of this type of base on the net so a fall-back idea is to have the cobbles well-worn and poorly maintained with patches of gravel where there isn’t the width for a cobble stone to be glued.

I may make one base board a little higher than the others and add a statue or other feature in its middle.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army)
Post by: JAK on February 28, 2016, 04:27:14 PM
The finished Carrot

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Carrot_zpsdx84dyu5.jpg~original)

He didn’t do so well at the painting competition, but then again I only spent a few days painting him, so not unexpected.

Vimes is next with a target date of 26 March – also want to do all the bases and trays now so that they match -  will also be further encouragement to get finished figures on them.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Carrot
Post by: Doc J on February 29, 2016, 12:59:49 AM
Wow thats very helpful Im gonna be sure to use that when the time comes, thanks.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Carrot
Post by: JAK on March 01, 2016, 06:58:53 PM
Vimes – Because it’s a GW competition I’ll have to use GW stuff which means I cannot use the Clarecraft Errol and Vimes figures ( 1 and 4).  My GW version of Vimes (2) is meant to be him as a Duke so I will use this figure as a starting point (changes will include a panatela and baby dragon to light it as a minimum) and unless anyone can confirm where the dragon (5) came from I’ll have to convert the red familiar (3) into Errol.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/Vimesorig_zpsg2jn3ii8.jpg~original)

Plan is to put both figures on a single 40mm dia. Base.

Movement/Display Trays and bases –I have one less base than holes, due to the quirks of purchasing bases in multiples of 10 and trays in multiples of 3. Having decided to raise the height of at least one of the boards  the spare hole will covered by further layers to make steps with the intention of putting a statue on them. The raised areas will be covered in flagstones rather than cobbles.

Not sure what to have a statue of, and size may limit to a standing figure rather than a mounted one.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Carrot
Post by: steveb on March 02, 2016, 02:25:56 AM
You must have a statue of the one and only tourist to ankh morpock with his guide bok in hand.  steveb
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Carrot
Post by: JAK on March 02, 2016, 09:07:38 AM
You must have a statue of the one and only tourist to ankh morpock with his guide bok in hand.  steveb

Thanks steveb – I hadn’t thought of that one.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Carrot
Post by: Mightymatt88 on March 02, 2016, 10:08:37 AM
Hey JAK, I love how Carrot turned out, so I'm really excited to see what you do with Vimes. He's by far my favourite Discworld character (If not my favourite fictional character!). Are you going for the ducal uniform or the Commander of the Watch one? If you go for the full Duke regalia you'll need to make sure he looks suitably grumpy that he's wearing it!

Not sure if you can get the silver cigar case in at that scale somewhere that looks natural, but it'd be great if you could....

I'm getting really inspired by your work, and I'm tempted to make a squad now based on the old night watch from the book of the same name...
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Carrot
Post by: JAK on March 05, 2016, 06:46:03 PM
Vimes will be a difficult build (especially if I have to include a cigarette case) but I think I’ve got all the bits I need. During his meteoric rise from local drunk he has had many official uniforms none of which are full described but all have stockings; in red or white. So besides these he will have a combination of the items that have been mentioned; puffed shorts, red shirt with silly baggy puffed sleeves, new gleaming breastplate with gold ornamentation, highly polished ceremonial helmet with gold decoration and feathers and chin strap/plumed hat, garters, golden coronet with knobs on or spikey without knobs, Red velvet cloak with fur or purple robe with vermine, buckled shoes, and sometimes a sword.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/vimesbits_zpsdxt3tepi.jpg~original)

He has always done his best to get rid of the more stupid parts of each uniform and get it into a condition that at least makes it look as if the occupier is male and did once manage to damage beyond repair one of these uniforms in an ‘accident’ at the University.  When the situation demands he wears his correct uniform to please Lady Sybil and as he is leading his men under the Ramkin banner he will do so now, it just won’t be as pristine as it was when new.


Raised area of Movement/Display Trays done and the start of a couple of plinths for putting statues etc. on. The larger one will overlap onto the second base and will accommodate a mounted figure, the small one may be made available for the Ankh-Morpork Tourist Board.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/raisedplaza_zpsrc4mlawt.jpg~original)


(Mightmatt – take a look  HERE (and the figures link)  (http://www.area51b.freeserve.co.uk/dworld/25may.htm) it might give you some ideas for the Glorious 25th May.)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Vimes and Errol
Post by: JAK on March 17, 2016, 08:45:57 PM
Not painted in a fortnight but at least they’re built.

Errol’s head is GS and the wings came from the figure from the top of a standard, with GS to plump up his body a bit. Vimes is only slightly changed from his previous incarnation although he is now standing rather than walking and appears to have been distracted midway between lighting up, possibly due to Carrot throwing the banner about.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/VimesWiP02_zps87nkvopo.jpg~original)

A problem not resolved in the books was where to keep your cigarette lighter. All dragons are small and many kept as pets by Ladies who show them off, like their modern counterparts with their Mongrels Shorgioodles, walking on a lead or carrying. Gentlemen keep very small ones, not as pets but as lighters but how do you transport something as small as a mouse/rat on your person without it coming to harm. I have resolved this by converting the quiver into a travel box for the poor little creature – Lady Sybil would want it to be well looked after.

Both dragons are a bit over scale (pun intended) but one has to be seen and the other may be a proxy Gryph-Hound.

Just over a week to paint them in and I discovered that due to my 9 months inactivity a lot of my paints have dried up. :icon_sad:
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Vimes and Errol
Post by: steveb on March 18, 2016, 02:31:50 PM
fantastic interpretation, paints-bummer, keep calm and carry on.  steveb
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Vimes and Errol
Post by: JAK on March 19, 2016, 07:11:18 PM
The paint situation is not as bad as I first thought.

I had over 70 pots including 20 old Citadel ones (1990s vintage that I inherited), 5 hexagonal Citadel ones (also inherited), 30 Miniature Paints (local stockist & cheaper than GW), 18 current Citadel (mostly cheap from a closing toy shop) plus a few other makes.

I’ve lost 6 Miniature Paints and 4 current Citadel ones, plus one current Citadel one that has separated and I cannot get it to mix together to make it usable. A few others are starting to thicken up but are still liquid and usable, including my original Citadel metallic colours.

The annoying bit is that some of the ones that have dried up are not mixable, Black White, Yellow and Red so will have to get to town next week before I can make any real progress on the painting front.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Vimes and Errol
Post by: steveb on March 19, 2016, 10:05:36 PM
when thinning or rebuilding/reconstituting a slightly dried out pot do not add straight water. mix clear matt acrylic 50/50 with water and add this. mix with a stick or match, or brush handle, shaking exposes more of the paint to air and starts the chemical reaction of hardening, mixing with stick stirs it good enough.  I hope this helps.  steveb
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Vimes and Errol
Post by: JAK on March 25, 2016, 09:14:27 AM
Paints restocked but at £1.45 their price has gone up a lot, I’m sure they were only £1.20 last time I bought some -   need a rise in pocket money.

26 hours in which to finish Vimes – pictures hopefully by Monday.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Vimes and Errol
Post by: JAK on March 26, 2016, 08:45:19 AM
steveb - thanks for the advice about saving the paints.


Both Vimes and Errol are finished although as I haven’t progressed with the bases they had to go on a temporary one for the GW competition.
Vimes has a few improvements and additions to the original figure and a complete repaint. He’s just lit up and hasn’t put his lighter and cigarette case away;  MattyMatt - the case is a little too small for the inscription – I gave up after “To Sam with love from y” and settled for the simple V that you can just make out in the group photo on Booah ‘s thread.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/Vimes_zpsurxkxcoe.jpg~original)

Errol was silver but I’ve tried to make him look a little iridescent.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/Errol_zpsums2ppwq.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Vimes and Errol
Post by: JAK on March 27, 2016, 07:17:49 PM
Some progress has been made on the bases, unfortunately not the ones the bulk of the troops or the ones that have to be done first for the GW competition will be on, but at least it’s a start.

I wanted the raised plaza area to be flagstones edged with kerb stones. I trawled the net for ideas having found the local ‘model’ shop didn’t have anything suitable to use, and the plan now is to have a slightly random rather than regular pattern of rectangular flags.  Next question was what to make them out of.  I thought about Milliput or Green Stuff but in the end I decided on paper and card. I also wanted the flags to be of a realistic size as many I’ve seen look over large.

First thing was to line the sides with kerb stones. Using the cereal packet cardboard that I’ll use for the flags, I cut some rectangles for the tops of the kerb stones and lined the edges of the plaza. The large gaps are where drains will go – possibly card or GS but will add after the height of the cobbled areas is known.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/PlazaWiP01_zpsg6cojgfu.jpg~original)

 Next I cut strips of printing paper and stuck over the top of the kerbs and down the sides of the base. I hoped the paper would give a different texture than the cardboard flags and being thinner than the card wouldn’t affect the matching up of the separate bases.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/PlazaWiP02_zps3bipt6id.jpg~original)

The texture wasn’t quite as rough as I wanted so I covered the kerbs with tissue paper well soaked in PVA glue and stippled the surface with a toothbrush. It seems to be right but won’t know until it’s painted.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/PlazaWiP03_zpsm9ft92op.jpg~original)

The next date in the GW competition is 23 April and is a unit of 10. I’m off now to cut out a lot of flag stones while I think about whether to do some Dwarves or Humans first.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Vimes and Errol
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on March 30, 2016, 06:06:10 AM
Excellent work as always.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Plaza WiP Part 2
Post by: JAK on April 03, 2016, 07:50:41 PM
One benefit of my recent move is that I now have a permanent work station otherwise I wouldn’t have got anything done in the past week.

Having cut a load of flag stones it’s been a slow process sticking them down and trimming to fit bases and holes, but only having a few minutes here and there has given the glue time to dry so was perhaps for the best. I’d been warned that MDF soaks up glue like a sponge and the cereal cardboard separates a little too easily so have used a fair bit of watered down PVA as a wash over everything. It all seems to be stuck well down but if it starts to come apart I’ll use some superglue.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/flagsWiP01_zpsaqvwxli1.jpg~original)

 I’ve not quite finished and unfortunately still haven’t decided which unit to make first – and only three weeks left to complete them.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Plaza WiP Part 2
Post by: Shadespyre on April 03, 2016, 08:32:36 PM
Looking good so far - the whole thing will no doubt look splendid one day and be well worth the effort  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Plaza WiP Part 2
Post by: steveb on April 04, 2016, 04:08:03 PM
Vimes never looked better.  steveb
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Plaza WiP Part 2
Post by: Commander Bernhardt on April 12, 2016, 08:30:14 AM
how do you make cobblestones from bird-seed? :icon_question:
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Plaza WiP Part 3
Post by: JAK on April 13, 2016, 04:03:10 PM
how do you make cobblestones from bird-seed?

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/cobbles_zpsxvsq1pbx.jpg~original)

Now my experiments (above), and on a diorama, worked well but it’s not been so easy with these trays. Before purchasing the MDF trays and bases I did ask the manufacturer for advice on their use as I had heard they were prone to warpage. I received no assistance from them towards the use of their products so if they believe any problems discussed in the following, and any future, review could have been avoided why didn’t they let me know in advance.


Quick review of MDF movement trays and bases made by War-bases.co.uk.

I am using their Alternative Kings of War range of multi-hole (I'm using 3-24) movement trays with 25mm and 40mm bases to fit. The movement trays are made up of two layers of 2mm MDF, one with holes for the bases, glued together. Much is made of the use of a laser to give precision cuts etc.

1)   The holes etc. may be precision cut with a laser but the sticking together of the two parts is by a ham-fisted dwarf – out of 11 trays; 4 were not correctly aligned -  2 to the extent that it was so noticeable that I had to trim edges and fill others to make them acceptable for use.
2)   The glue used to join the two halves together is not as strong as it should be – two trays were coming apart before I started work on them.
3)   MDF warps – even on the occasions where I’ve been able to use a weight to compress them after sticking something on their surface – with the weak glue (2) as well as warping they then also start to come apart ............(to be continued???)

   
On top of these initial problems with the trays themselves it has not been as easy as I’d hoped to cover the surface with the bird seed. I lined the outside edge of a movement tray with tin foil and each hole with a double stacked base wrapped in tin foil to keep the seed within the tray surface. Initially I stuck the seed onto a layer of PVA and placed a few heavy books on top while it dried overnight. Next day after removing the tinfoil and bases everything looked fine but seed on the edges was easily damaged or knocked off so I ran superglue round all the edges and left to dry. In the evening the trays were still flat and edges seemed secure. In the morning not only were the trays warped but the two halves were starting to delaminate.

I’m still working on the plaza but haven’t finished it yet and have started to experiment using some embossed wallpaper which is not quite the effect I wanted but so far no warping issues.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Plaza WiP Part 3
Post by: Commander Bernhardt on April 13, 2016, 08:26:27 PM
wow looks good.
Sorry to hear about your problems with the mdf. I always thought those MDF-movement trays are still to expensive so I've begun experimenting making my own from hardboard. I have'nt tested large surfaces yet but i think it might be less sensiive t warping.

Is the bird seed on the plastic bases just glued with pva?
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Plaza WiP Part 3
Post by: JAK on April 16, 2016, 12:44:07 PM
I believe the total cost of trays and bases was less than half of what it would have been for plastic bases alone – plus I didn’t have to make my own trays or drill out the holes. Where I’ve remembered to stick a weight on there has been less warpage.

On the figures above the seed was initially glued on with PVA but like I’ve done with the MDF superglue will have been used round the edges.


Cobbled Road Bases and Movement Tray

While struggling with the bird seed I found some embossed wallpaper with a pattern that look as if it would be suitable for a cobble or block road surface.

Photo 1 - the movement tray – I’ve numbered the holes and the bases so that the pattern matches – although I doubt with amount of trimming done that it will, or if in the wrong hole that it will be that noticeable.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/roadWiP01_zpskqdevpz2.jpg~original)

Photo 2 (missing or forgot to take) – bases are coated in PVA glue and placed in tray.

Photo 3 – piece of wallpaper placed over the tray and pressed onto the bases – put heavy book on top to hold down while glue dries.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/roadWiP02_zpsl8awptsr.jpg~original)

Photo 4 – when dry wallpaper with bases glued to it removed.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/roadWiP03_zpsunnqnzyv.jpg~original)

Photo 5 – cut carefully around each of the bases with a sharp knife. Coat surface of the movement tray with glue and place on wallpaper matching up its holes with those for the bases. Place heavy book on while glue dries.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/roadWiP04_zpsfvsr2drx.jpg~original)

Photo 6 - Trim edges of wallpaper back to those of the movement tray and bases – I do this twice; the first when the PVA is dry after which I run super glue around all the edges and then when dry cut or file to match the edge. 

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/roadWiP05_zpsxqp6urfk.jpg~original)

Just need to finish the rest then I can start painting.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Cobbled Road Bases and Movement Tray
Post by: JAK on April 18, 2016, 12:43:55 PM
Road sections and plaza finished except for painting – just have to decide whether or not to remove the birdseed cobbles and replace with the white broken ground effect.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/roadWiP06_zpsegysd4jh.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Cobbled Road Bases and Movement Tray
Post by: Midaski on April 18, 2016, 03:21:17 PM
I am tempted to say keep the birdseed ones ......... as they are inventive and look good, but also ........... you might become peckish in the middle of a game.  :biggriin:

Sorry - couldn't resist.
I have used the same wallpaper idea for the 30x30cm modular boards I use for Mordheim or Frostgrave - very easy and cheap.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Cobbled Road Bases and Movement Tray
Post by: steveb on April 18, 2016, 05:20:48 PM
keep  steveb
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Cobbled Road Bases and Movement Tray
Post by: JAK on May 19, 2016, 04:31:18 PM
Progress is slow but has been made. I’ve dropped the birdseed cobblestones for the time being but will give them another try when I move on to the next stage in a few years’ time. Basic paint job finished – now need to plan where 70 figures go once they’re built and painted


(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Other%20Work%20and%20WIP/PlazaWiP04_zpscj7bjnqe.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Cobbled Road Bases and Movement Tray
Post by: Shadespyre on May 19, 2016, 07:31:53 PM
Nice! I think the symmetry of texture created by dropping the bird seed section is a good thing.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Cobbled Road Bases and Movement Tray
Post by: Doc J on May 21, 2016, 04:31:22 PM
I just noticed the dwarf miner on that knights base, its really fun  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Cobbled Road Bases and Movement Tray
Post by: JAK on May 22, 2016, 07:37:05 AM
I just noticed the dwarf miner on that knights base

But did you also notice the full theme for the bases?

I know it’s not clear in such small pictures – the tools, the red lantern (green light on unseen side), STOP sign, angry underground worker with extinguished candles, yellow liquid draining into hole…….
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Cobbled Road Bases and Movement Tray
Post by: Doc J on May 22, 2016, 11:44:01 AM
I had to go back and look, thats really clever. You dont seem to have anything that is normal, it all goes the extra mile with some small detail.  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Cobbled Road Bases and Movement Tray
Post by: JAK on May 22, 2016, 02:01:39 PM
Plaza bases finished – just need to build/repaint figures to populate it.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Plazafin_zpsljkbpifu.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Plaza finished
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on May 22, 2016, 02:26:37 PM
The amount of work and your attention to subtle details is amazing, as always!
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Road finished
Post by: JAK on May 25, 2016, 10:38:13 AM
The Road will be the front part of the City Watch movement trays / display base.

The main characters will be on the smaller trays at the front and the bulk of the army (human and dwarf size) will fit on the larger ones. Most figure positions should then be interchangeable if required.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/roadfin_zps7tptpa9i.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Display Base / Movement Trays finished
Post by: JAK on May 29, 2016, 03:35:32 PM
At last the initial work on the display bases/movement trays has been completed. The two areas of rough ground are not how I thought they would turn out but they are good enough to start with.

What I now have are 81 individual bases each ready to accept a completed figure.  I know of 76 named characters with close association with the Watch, so that only leaves five spares, and I’m sure I’ll think of something for them, if I haven’t missed anyone from the books, before I finish.
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Displaybasefin._zpsv3xtesk9.jpg~original)
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Displaybasefin02_zps7ysc1cdx.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Display Base / Movement Trays finished
Post by: Shadespyre on May 29, 2016, 08:43:41 PM
76 named characters? Wow! This is going to be fun to watch!  :eusa_clap:

I assume you already have some idea which models are going on the larger bases? Will these all be "big" models, or will some just have room for extra bits and  bobs?
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - His Grace the Duke of Ankh-Morpork
Post by: JAK on May 31, 2016, 01:33:10 PM
The first finished figure – a simple rebase as I’d already repainted him earlier in the thread. On the base is one of his many discarded Disorganisers – although it could be the Mark five "Gooseberry" with the handy to use Bluenose TM Integrated Messenger Service as he appears to have placed it on the ground so the little green imp can take a message to the nearest Clacks tower.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Vimes02_zpsq4jxqh1d.jpg~original)

76 named characters?

I assume you already have some idea which models are going on the larger bases? Will these all be "big" models, or will some just have room for extra bits and bobs?

Now 77 - 76 figures to go – just realised I’ve not planned to do Lady Sybil and she has to be there, even if it’s just to wave them off, after all it is Ramkin money that’s financing this venture.

The bigger bases will have the odd troll and I do hope to add a few bits and bobs, as above, where I can.

When finished, I’d also like to add an overall scattering of something like the leaves used in the old Rensburg thread to tie everything together and fill any over blank spaces. One idea would be to scatter a load of Visit’s pamphlets, or other printed paper as at least two others have connections with such items.

Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - His Grace the Duke of Ankh-Morpork
Post by: Von Kurst on June 01, 2016, 03:11:26 PM
Quote
I’d also like to add an overall scattering of something like the leaves used in the old Rensburg thread to tie everything together and fill any over blank spaces. One idea would be to scatter a load of Visit’s pamphlets, or other printed paper as at least two others have connections with such items.


The base does look rather bare with only the little demon and his book besides the figure.  Love this thread  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - His Grace the Duke of Ankh-Morpork
Post by: JAK on December 23, 2016, 05:21:30 PM
Having made the effort to start the Pleasant Surprise 2017 I’ve made a slow restart to this project – it was either that or waste the green-stuff. As my stock of paints may be depleted until end of Feb I hope to be able to spend some time making more of the figures. 
 
The first to be done is Visit. The top picture shows the two original versions I had of him, the second was the planning ideas for the new version after some ‘friend’ trod on and damaged this one (we never found the missing foot) and the bottom one is the near finished new model.
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/visitWiP4_zps2b6jlttg.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - His Grace the Duke of Ankh-Morpork
Post by: Steve63 on December 23, 2016, 05:43:13 PM
Fantastic work, the bases are superb.
I'll be following your progress with interest
 :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Visit-the-Infidel-With-Explanatory-Pamphlets
Post by: JAK on December 24, 2016, 09:45:52 AM
Just realised looking at the pictures of Visit he needs a pair of steel toe-capped boots for when people try to slam the door on him.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Visit-the-Infidel-With-Explanatory-Pamphlets
Post by: Rowsdower on December 24, 2016, 10:10:31 AM
Let me see if i remember this correctly
Constable Anuga; a woman [most of the time]
Captain Carrot [technically a dwarf]
Nobby Nobs [disqualified from the human race]
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Visit-the-Infidel-With-Explanatory-Pamphlets
Post by: GamesPoet on December 24, 2016, 10:36:41 AM
This is going to be cool! :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch - Cecil Wormsborough St. John Nobbs
Post by: JAK on December 25, 2016, 04:40:13 PM
As before I had two versions of this character. They were both based on the same original figure so like Visit above I didn’t have to destroy the unused one in the rebuild and modification process.
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/NobbyWiP04a_zpsiivqqrsr.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Frederick Colon
Post by: JAK on December 27, 2016, 02:07:18 PM
I wasn’t happy with either of the two original figures so it was out with the razor saw to combine the best bits of both.
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/ColonWiP04a_zps36g0xk11.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Frederick Colon
Post by: Rowsdower on December 28, 2016, 03:39:52 AM
"Freddy Colon produced two signal padels and began a routine which implied he was a man playing table tenis with himself" [i think thats the quote from 'Fifth elephant'
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Frederick Colon
Post by: JAK on December 28, 2016, 11:13:56 AM
"Freddy Colon produced two signal padels and began a routine which implied he was a man playing table tenis with himself" [i think thats the quote from 'Fifth elephant'

From the semaphore period which I don’t think has been superseded by anything else. I hadn’t been intending to include any paddles in my models – perhaps I should as I intend there to be a pigeon or two (depending on how the GS work goes – they’re not as easy to make as cabbages)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Cheery Littlebottom
Post by: JAK on December 30, 2016, 10:46:04 AM
Again I had two original versions of Cheery, and while the top left one is still how I view her when reading the books the figure doesn’t quite fit with the rest of the unit so I made a fresh started with a new model.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/LittlebottomWiP04a_zpsz9qruwjc.jpg~original)

Hopefully there will eventually be a pigeon (or two) but my skills aren’t good enough yet.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Cheery Littlebottom
Post by: steveb on December 30, 2016, 03:29:57 PM
pigeons would be nice, but until skills develop, how about a box of tissues and some white pigeon splats/droppings?  love the look of all the new creative interpretations. it is obvious that you truly enjoyed creating the new Cheery.  thanks again for sharing.  steveb
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Cheery Littlebottom
Post by: Rowsdower on December 31, 2016, 04:40:00 AM
There's a Tamiya 1:35th German tank crew 'at rest' kit which contains two birds. They could easily be turned into pigeons
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sir Josiah H boggis
Post by: JAK on January 22, 2017, 07:36:26 PM
It’s no wonder I never get anything finished, I keep getting distracted. A local GW store has started a small army painting competition (leader, couple of units, etc.) to run over the next few months – the first item to be the leader.

Having already entered Vimes in a previous competition I needed someone new who could at least look like a leader. This fell to Mr Boggis, president of the Thieves’ Guild who has served as a Special in the City Watch.

Having already obtained the free Slaughterpriest from the relaunched White Dwarf to be his second Minder the search for a suitable base to sculpt him on started with these as my initial thoughts.
 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/boggis03_zpsyuotvlhi.jpg~original)

Eventually three figures (2 elves and a Juve) donated bits to make the base figure.
 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/boggis04_zpsr0s7omcp.jpg~original)

On to this a bit of GS.
 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/boggis05_zpszadegnxn.jpg~original)

And then some paint.
 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/boggis06_zpssoo6qufo.jpg~original)

The first minder Vinny 'No Ears' Ludd converted from the slaughterpriest.
 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/boggis02_zps5meiv3wn.jpg~original)

The second minder Harry 'Can't Remember His Nickname' Jones based on an iconic GW figure (so iconic that the shop manager had never heard of him – don’t they train their staff any more or is it that with AoS all past versions of fantasy must be erased from memory)
 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/boggis07_zpsechu8jge.jpg~original)

The three together.
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/boggis01_zpsnxdsorsi.jpg~original)

They didn’t get placed in the competition but then again they don’t really fit into the look of GW games.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sir Josiah H Boggis
Post by: Shadespyre on January 22, 2017, 08:01:08 PM
Beautiful minis, though it hurts to see a classic Thrud getting converted... the mental leap you made from those components to the finished Sir Josiah is amazing!

As for GW employees, I doubt that is a post AoS phenomenon... :(
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sir Josiah H Boggis
Post by: GamesPoet on January 22, 2017, 08:12:19 PM
Excellent! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sir Josiah H Boggis
Post by: Artobans Ghost on January 22, 2017, 09:08:56 PM
'Meatabix' ! 😸
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sir Josiah H Boggis
Post by: JAK on January 23, 2017, 07:57:36 PM
Thanks for the comments.

Sorry about Thrud – they’ve been trying to get rid of him for years but as the only real offer was a couple of quid from someone who said he was mega-rare, he’s been in the bits box for too long. At least he’ll see the light of day now – and he’s not had much of a conversion.

Meatabix – from the 'iconic' cartoon series?
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sir Josiah H Boggis
Post by: Shadespyre on January 24, 2017, 05:07:23 PM
Sometimes it has to be done, I've been guilty of similar conversion crimes I expect ;)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sir Josiah H Boggis
Post by: JAK on February 11, 2017, 09:09:22 PM
The next entry for the GW store comp. is a unit so as its ‘February is the shortest month:’ you’re going to have to suffer a few dwarfs over the next few days.

There are quite a lot of dwarfs in the City Watch, some just get mentioned by name, but others have a minor incident in the story which allows a little bit extra to be added to the model.

There will be a mixture of old and new figures with some conversion work and all will have a new paint job.
Todays’ figure is one of those who just gets a mention.

 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/HackneeWiP_zpskj6yhsbz.jpg~original)

An old figure given a new spear and a repaint.

Constable Hacknee
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Hacknee_zpsz8q6lwmp.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Lance-Constable Hrolf Pyjama
Post by: JAK on February 12, 2017, 08:18:26 PM
This City Watch unit was started in the days of true WFB (square bases and ranks) where it was intended with a few ‘house rules’ that alternate rows of dwarf and humans would allow the front two ranks to partake in attacks either with spears in combat or missile fire, humans firing crossbows over dwarf heads. With AoS the use of slightly larger round bases and the movement/display trays (described before) has allowed greater freedom in converting and stance (not having to rank up) so I’ve gone back to modelling each individual character rather than dovetailing together a group of battle ready troops. I can’t remember the last time I actually played a game so it will just be a display army when it’s finished anyway.

I didn’t have access to a camera when I started these builds so where there is a WiP photo their boots will have been painted prior to putting on the base.

Next up is Pyjama who again is only mentioned by name. A simple repaint after being given a new spear made of thicker plastic coated wire than that used in the unit shown in Konrad’s Spearman Conversions thread. I see Hacknee was on the front row of that unit, I don’t remember removing his lunch though.

Lance-Constable Hrolf Pyjama
 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/pyjama_zpsmrpz8pfu.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Dwarfs
Post by: Warlord on February 14, 2017, 04:53:59 AM
As usual i love seeing your work Jak.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Lance-Constable Lars Skulldrinker
Post by: JAK on February 14, 2017, 07:42:00 AM
All Discworld dwarfs have beards which is perfectly alright while at work but can cause confusion or even embarrassment at other times. Lars Skulldrinker was one of the first dwarfs to come out of the closet and acknowledge that she was in fact female.
 
Lars is a new model and has already acquired a pair of high-heeled hobnailed boots. She is currently trying out a new lipstick given to her by Cheery Littlebottom.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/skulldrinkerWiP_zpsnmhlcl0z.jpg~original)

Lance-Constable Lars Skulldrinker
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/skulldrinker_zpszkuvo2xf.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Lance-Constable Lars Skulldrinker
Post by: Artobans Ghost on February 14, 2017, 04:35:12 PM
Love how these pics go from non life to full blown life. Really pops.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Lance-Constable Lars Skulldrinker
Post by: Zygmund on February 14, 2017, 05:03:47 PM
Now there's a lady!  :eusa_clap:

-Z
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sergeant Hammer-of-Gold
Post by: JAK on February 14, 2017, 07:43:50 PM
A special figure for today who is said to have an understanding with Cheery Littlebottom. I hope that those of you in a similar situation also remembered the flowers and chocs. :icon_biggrin:

A new figure with some GS work.

 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/HammerWiP_zps94w5yrrx.jpg~original)

Sergeant Hammer-of-Gold
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Hammer_zpsq3yszz4j.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sergeant Hammer-of-Gold
Post by: steveb on February 14, 2017, 07:47:34 PM
 :::cheers::: great job as always, thanks for sharing.  steveb
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sergeant Hammer-of-Gold
Post by: GamesPoet on February 14, 2017, 08:15:32 PM
Never been a fan of GW dwarfs, but you make them look great! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Constable Hrolf Thighbiter
Post by: JAK on February 15, 2017, 07:41:08 PM
When Littlebottom came out, Thighbiter was the first to show any interest in her. As her current beau is Hammer-of-Gold his attentions have gone unrequited hence the stamped on box of chocolates and discarded flowers. He comes from Llamedos, its roundworld equivalent is famous for this type of flower.

A new figure and GS work.
 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/ThighbiterWiP_zpsijhoiu53.jpg~original)

Constable Hrolf Thighbiter
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Thighbiter_zpsvf2nocop.jpg~original)

(Looking at photo seems I forgot to do the petals on the flowers – will redo when the unit returns from the GW store.)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Constable Hrolf Thighbiter
Post by: Artobans Ghost on February 15, 2017, 09:43:12 PM
Omg! The reality of a former life in model form. I can relate to that dwarf 😺
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Constable Fittly
Post by: JAK on February 16, 2017, 07:24:13 PM
Fittly’s first mistake was trying to trick a vampire into eating a garlic bulb. His second mistake was not realising she knew and unknown to him had exchanged the real items with ones carved from a turnip, which not only could she safely eat but had also spiked his with chilli seeds which made him rather ill.

New figure with GS garlic bulbs.
 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/FittlyWiP_zps4xlqsa9g.jpg~original)

Constable Fittly
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Fittly_zps2p8wdmwi.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Constable Fittly
Post by: Artobans Ghost on February 16, 2017, 10:15:18 PM
Pre battle jitters? Incredible.  Is that a piece of Brie he's holding?
Awesome stuff!
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sergeant Abba Stronginthearm
Post by: JAK on February 17, 2017, 07:31:00 PM
A Ghost - not Brie but a piece of turnip carved into the shape of a garlic bulb

This dwarf wears a black arm band as he has died in the books. Seen here enjoying his rat pie and chips, something he didn’t do in book life as he was murdered leaving the pie shop.

New figure with GS work.
 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/StrongWiP_zpse55qodye.jpg~original)

Sergeant Abba Stronginthearm
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Strong_zpsdg2bgw0s.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sergeant Abba Stronginthearm
Post by: Zygmund on February 17, 2017, 07:41:26 PM
 :-D

Such character.

-Z
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sergeant Abba Stronginthearm
Post by: Artobans Ghost on February 17, 2017, 08:18:43 PM
'A Ghost - not Brie but a piece of turnip carved into the shape of a garlic bulb'

Of course! You said as much in your fluff. Me just missing the point again.
The guy with the rat pie - just awesome - as Zyg said - such character
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Sergeant Abba Stronginthearm
Post by: Shadespyre on February 18, 2017, 11:59:13 AM
All your models are well thought out, but this run of dwarves has so much character and such great details. I can smell the roses, the (false) garlic and the vomit... and I really want pie and chips now! :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Constable Keenside
Post by: JAK on February 18, 2017, 07:01:23 PM
In an effort to modernise the Watch HQ speaking tubes and a pneumatic messaging system were installed. Unfortunately rats gnawed the leather work and the tubes got crossed resulting in Keenside losing a few teeth.

Repainted figure with added rats and message carrier.

Constable Keenside.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Keenside_zpsndbxo9ex.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Constable Ironbender
Post by: JAK on February 19, 2017, 06:45:26 PM
Ironbender is only mentioned by name but I saw a cosplay costume as a dwarf like this so just had to do it.

Repainted figure on half-barrels.

Constable Ironbender
 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Ironbender_zpsixoxu3cb.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Constable Ironbender
Post by: steveb on February 20, 2017, 02:37:16 AM
On barrels, it is too funny,  I am going to steal  that excellent idea sometime soon.  steveb
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Corporal Ringfounder
Post by: JAK on February 20, 2017, 06:26:18 PM
During a time of high tensions between the troll and dwarf communities Ringfounder had his helmet dented by a thrown half brick and resigned from the force. Here he is carrying his letter of resignation.

Repainted figure.

Corporal Ringfounder
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Ringfounder_zpszga1gezw.jpg~original)

(I forgot to stick the brick on the base)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Dwarfs
Post by: JAK on February 21, 2017, 06:47:28 PM
A group shot to finish of them before going to the painting event – they didn’t win but got more likes on the Facebook page than the winner.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/LOL2017_zpsmrce5gre.jpg~original)

Thanks to everyone for looking and your comments – your viewing suffering will continue as there will be more - but I’m not sure when.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) The Dwarfs
Post by: Shadespyre on February 21, 2017, 09:19:24 PM
Love these, thanks for sharing  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) The Dwarfs
Post by: Artobans Ghost on February 21, 2017, 09:37:17 PM
Yes! Love em all. Can't wait to read about them now in the series. That dwarf with the resignation letter says it all 😸
Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) The Dwarfs
Post by: JAK on February 27, 2017, 07:49:37 PM
Major PTompson-Forteskew-PSmythe (retired) is a cantankerous old bat never short of raising an issue with those he meets in the street; watch out if it’s you as he’s prone to waving his walking stick in front of your nose. He’s just had his most recent altercation “Move that thing Sonny, I nearly tripped over it – mind Little All’s buns - look at me while I’m talki…………

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/statueWiPa_zpszj93q2oz.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Medusa
Post by: JAK on March 01, 2017, 08:34:40 AM
One of the things I’ve always liked about the Discworld series is the images that form in my head when reading, which is surprising as in truth descriptions are a little lacking. This is, however, very good for a modeller and allows a great deal of interpretation. My favourite example is the Pseudopolis Light Dragons (page 4 of the By Jingo thread) which was developed from a short paragraph in one novel. Today’s figure is not quite as dramatic as the Dragons but is based on a couple of lines which had no relevance to the main story.

Quote
“That woman they put in the Watch last month, the weird one from out Ephebe way. Gust of wind caught her sunglasses and three people turned into stone.” said the old lady.
  ‘She was a Medusa,’ said Glenda, ‘The wizards managed to turn them back again, though.’

I’m sure PTerry thought of her as being in a recognisable human form and size, like Medusa in the TV series Atlantis, otherwise the old lady would have said more than ‘weird’. However, there is at least one comment on the Net where he has been known to have discussed having snakes for hair so perhaps I should have just added a head scarf to the GW figure and a long dress to cover the tail, leaving  the rattle sticking out, but where’s the fun in that.

The bits I initially planned to use.
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/GorgonWiP01a_zps6dwkthz6.jpg~original)

The WiP. The bow and arrows didn’t fit properly; she needed to be holding her sunglasses so no free hand for a sword and mirrored shield either which just left a spear.
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/gorgonWiP02b_zpsezljzgfk.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Medusa (part two)
Post by: JAK on March 01, 2017, 08:54:18 AM
Still having problems with posts due to Server Errors so this is a continuation of above post.

Finished figure.
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/gorgon01a_zpsfcxmy8ib.jpg~original)

Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) Medusa (part three)
Post by: JAK on March 01, 2017, 08:59:58 AM
Still having problems with posts due to Server Errors so this is a continuation of above posts.

Not sure which living sculpture to add on the base?

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/gorgon02a_zpslccvowwt.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Medusa (three posts)
Post by: GamesPoet on March 01, 2017, 09:39:39 AM
Quite the figure there!  I'm amazed at the creativity with this Disc World stuff.  I haven't read Pratchett's stuff, and some how I'm not sure I'd appreciate it much, it seems a bit wacky, but I'm not complaining, just observing.

I'd use the figure on the left, he looks suitably amazed, surprised, fearful, and looks like he's been turned to stone in the middle of it.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Medusa (three posts)
Post by: Warlord on March 02, 2017, 10:01:33 AM
The greenstuff work is great. How did you do the scales?
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Medusa (finished)
Post by: JAK on March 02, 2017, 04:38:06 PM
Warlord – the scales are just a small dia. Brass tube pressed into a thin layer of fresh GS. Didn’t expect it to work as well as it did so didn’t put the effort in to make the pattern symmetrical.

Finished Medusa, with victim, ready to go off to part three of the painting event.
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/gorgon03a_zpsuu8f5lct.jpg~original)

I now have 3 weeks to build and paint a possibly human unit for part four of the event (and more importantly for On the March 2017)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Medusa (three posts)
Post by: Warlord on March 04, 2017, 01:15:15 PM
I thought it might have been something like that - like a biro lid even. It looks great, and your paintjob makes it look like you did plan it, so nicely done!
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Medusa (three posts)
Post by: JAK on March 04, 2017, 02:38:22 PM
Thanks Warlord.

Brass tube gives much thinner gaps than the Biro or other plastic tubes. I can’t think that I’ll be doing this again in the near future but would think that with a pair of pliers you could squeeze the tube into a hexagonal shape. Brass also comes in hollow square sections so can have diamond scales as well if wanted.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Medusa (three posts)
Post by: Artobans Ghost on March 04, 2017, 02:44:07 PM
Really awesome! I hope the bread carrier makes an appearance.  I think my favorite so far is the dwarf with the resignation letter. Absolutely priceless.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Medusa (three posts)
Post by: JAK on March 04, 2017, 03:00:14 PM
Really awesome! I hope the bread carrier makes an appearance.

I will eventually add him to one of the display/movement boards.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Medusa (three posts)
Post by: Shadespyre on March 05, 2017, 11:27:48 AM
Excellent medusa! Would quite like to see that polished hoplon though, possibly slung on her back. It would also add some bulk to what is otherwise a very tall, thin model. But it's very good as is!  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Medusa (three posts)
Post by: JAK on March 27, 2017, 02:39:04 PM
Uniform

The Watch uniform isn’t really described anywhere in the books other than helmet, breastplate, knee breeches and boots with nothing on colours; although Vimes does comment in one book that he preferred a uniform you could lurk in. At the start of the series the equipment was old and rusty and fitted where it touched.  The ‘official’ Paul Kidby illustrations are a bit drab and plain while the original novel illustrator Josh Kirby used gold metal and red and white.
 
The illustration of Nobby in the Peeled Nuts, a historical re-enactment society, is a very over the top Elizabethan style with multi-slashed clothes, enormous ruff and a multitude of feathers which is partly why the toned-down Empire style was chosen to be the base for this army. 

For colours we wanted to honour the Kirby red and white but keep it lurkable. While looking for a new paint supplier over the past months I found a range by Humbrol intended for model railways. They had a good selection of colours but many had a gloss finish and were not clearly marked as such; I did find matt versions of a dark red, fawn and a mid-blue which have been used. Good paints but need to be stirred rather than shaken to mix.
 
To start our next batch of figures we have:-

Lance-Constable Slapper

His claim to fame is that he was one of the men sent to take over from the Palace Guard after an assassination attempt was made on the Patrician. Being a typical Watchman he has ‘acquired’ a non-rusty helmet and the longer spear of a replaced Palace guardsman.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/SlapperWiPa_zpsg6ln9ggz.jpg~original)
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Slapper02a_zpse1gybh4g.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Lance-Constable Slapper
Post by: Shadespyre on March 27, 2017, 09:23:15 PM
Another great model!

I've got quite a few of the Humbrol acrylic paints, mostly because years ago I found their reds to be much, much better than GWs. They do a lot of military colours as well as bright colours, pastels and so on. Also matching spray cans for some of their range (small and pricey but useful). And the reason my Vampire Knights are in lacquered red armour is that I picked up the pot of gloss scarlet by mistake, so you're in good company there! ;)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Lance-Constable Slapper
Post by: Padre on March 27, 2017, 10:05:12 PM
Another great model!

I've got quite a few of the Humbrol acrylic paints, mostly because years ago I found their reds to be much, much better than GWs.

That's interesting 'cos I use their enamels for figures, and every second red I buy is dodgy. Their yellows are a nightmare. The rest, good.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Lance-Constable Slapper
Post by: Rowsdower on March 28, 2017, 12:00:47 PM
Great job :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Lance-Constable Slapper
Post by: JAK on March 28, 2017, 02:09:38 PM
Thanks for all the views and comments.

We’ve used enamels in the past. While their slow drying time was great for blending it was also annoying and with having to use spirits to clean brushes etc. we have remained with acrylics – can safely lick the tip of the brush as well.

Next up we have:-

Corporal Gimletsson

He was another one of the men who replaced the Place Guard. To indicate this we’ve assumed, as we did with Slapper, that he would ‘acquire’ some better pieces of equipment.
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/gimletsson02a_zpsnf2jptry.jpg~original)

Corporal Glodsnephew

Another replacement Palace Guard with ‘acquired’ equipment.
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Glodsnephew02a_zpsyfvbntry.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Lance-Constable Slapper
Post by: Shadespyre on March 28, 2017, 06:07:50 PM
Another great model!

I've got quite a few of the Humbrol acrylic paints, mostly because years ago I found their reds to be much, much better than GWs.

That's interesting 'cos I use their enamels for figures, and every second red I buy is dodgy. Their yellows are a nightmare. The rest, good.

This is going back a long way, late 80s even; to be fair to GW their modern Foundation / Base paints rarely disappoint in terms of coverage.

That aside, I like the Palace Guard colour scheme, a whole unit of those banded spears would be impressive. I will file that idea away for later stealing!
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - a couple of dwaves
Post by: Artobans Ghost on March 28, 2017, 08:57:48 PM
Those dwarves are fantastic. The expression on the spearman is awesome. I have some reading to catch up on to find these guys.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constable Fiddyment
Post by: JAK on March 29, 2017, 06:32:07 PM
Constable Fiddyment

Fiddyment is a bit sweet on one of the reporters at the Ankh Morpork Times and informs her of the odd scoop. Looking at his flower she doesn’t feel the same way.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/fiddyment02a_zpsni4rdd84.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sergeant Haddock
Post by: JAK on March 30, 2017, 07:40:28 AM
Sergeant Haddock

Haddock has just returned from Quirm where he has been taking part in an exchange scheme with their Gendarmerie. He carries his lantern for when he moonlights as a watchman for the Royal Bank of Ankh Morpork and the black arm band signifies his (rumoured) death in the forthcoming TV series of the Watch.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Haddock02a_zpsrm0xrrgx.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sergeant Haddock
Post by: Artobans Ghost on March 30, 2017, 10:51:35 AM
Beautiful as usual. Did you say upcoming TV series?
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sergeant Haddock
Post by: JAK on March 30, 2017, 12:40:09 PM
Watch TV Series

I first heard about this in 2014; it was intended to be 13 one hour episodes. The main plot was to follow 6 new recruits to the Watch, although some of the known characters would naturally be there as well, and was to be set in present day Ankh-Morpork. Constable Haddock would die in the first episode. It was to be produced by Pratchett's own TV production company, Narrativia, and his daughter Rhianna has confirmed last year that the project is still ongoing.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The Hitherto Brothers
Post by: JAK on March 30, 2017, 06:20:01 PM
The Hitherto Brothers

Horace and Hector joined the Watch during a period of unrest and riot. Horace, in Watch riot gear, also wears a black arm band as he died after being hit on the back of his head by a thrown cobblestone. After this his brother Hector was put on filing duties to keep him away from the troubles.

These two were just repaints although Hector was given a more realistic (for GW) sized hand

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/HithertoWiP01_zpsbh14wwvl.jpg~original)

Lance-Constable Horace Hitherto

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/HithertoA02a_zpsiysplu2q.jpg~original)

Lance-Constable Hector Hitherto

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/HithertoB02a_zpsxdgyf6cp.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sergeant Haddock
Post by: Artobans Ghost on March 31, 2017, 12:26:28 AM
Watch TV Series

I first heard about this in 2014; it was intended to be 13 one hour episodes. The main plot was to follow 6 new recruits to the Watch, although some of the known characters would naturally be there as well, and was to be set in present day Ankh-Morpork. Constable Haddock would die in the first episode. It was to be produced by Pratchett's own TV production company, Narrativia, and his daughter Rhianna has confirmed last year that the project is still ongoing.

This is good news and the fact it's by family should do it justice. I will be on the lookout.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constable Lucker
Post by: JAK on March 31, 2017, 08:28:59 AM
Constable Lucker

In a book Lucker swapped his boots with Vimes who couldn’t cope with his own new ceremonial boots. I doubt they were high ones like these – although they were described as big, well-fitting boots of genuine shiny leather – but I just had to make use of them somewhere.

The rest of the model is down to a couple of my old Grandma’s sayings “Lucker by name – Lucky by nature” and “being hit by bird poo will bring you good luck”

At one time the Watch used pigeons to deliver messages to its officers and it looks like Lucker’s pigeon has been trying to give him more than a paper message. In taking avoidance action was it the slippery leather soles or has he inadvertently stood in something that has caused his predicament. The boots still have wyvern do on them from Vimes' earlier visit to the Guild of Heraldry – I hope that’s also lucky – he needs it to find a safe landing place.

 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/LuckerWiPa_zpscdjcomrn.jpg~original)
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Lucker02a_zps5xyirtwf.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constable Lucker
Post by: General Peakatrov on March 31, 2017, 12:09:52 PM
Wow. Just wow! I've been watching your various jobs off and on over the years, and built up folders of inspiration from it!

I have got a few questions though, if you don't mind. Have you completed your rebuilds of the main characters like Nobby and Colon? Or are you leaving them for a reward once you've done the rank and file?

Did you reread every Discworld book just to note any and all Watchmen?! I did that for Gaunt's Ghosts characters, and that was hard enough with 14 books!

Finally, I noticed you had the Librarian and Detritus in one of the first group shots, are you redoing them? If not, I'd love to see some detail pics, as well as for any other completed but not shown characters.

Again, wow. These are incredibly creative, as was the old Fantasy log.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constable Lucker
Post by: JAK on March 31, 2017, 01:51:10 PM
General Peakatrov

Thank you for your comments and your long term support. I’m afraid I appear to be a bit like you in that I tend to just view threads and not comment. In the same vein I’m happy to get 50 views per post and hope that I’m correct in assuming that in the main it is the same people who like my work and are returning to view my progress. Of course I do like to have the occasional comment, so I feel quite honoured that you appear to have specifically registered to make yours. So thank you again and welcome to the Forum.

Answers to your Questions

Notes on the Watch and other Discworld characters have been collected over many years, not only from the books but also magazine type articles, interviews and images. I have personally read all the books to add to and to confirm/correct this data.

There are around 80 named characters in the the Watch and about half this number had already been built based on the Mordhiem rules. These are all currently being rebuilt.

The Librarian has been rebased onto a round base so that he fits the new movement/display boards, but needs a paint touch-up, and Detritus has just lost an argument with a razor saw.

I’m normally a slow worker so I need competitions to force me to finish things. After I built the characters, including Nobby and Colon, the local GW organised their Legion of Legends painting competition so I changed the build plan so that I could enter.  It does mean that I have finished 25+ figures so far this year when normally I’d only do 2 or 3 a month. They will all arrive eventually.

Anything else you want to know please feel free to ask.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constable Lucker
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 31, 2017, 05:42:38 PM
I trully fear a punch from Hector...
Nice and dyniamic conversion "Lucker"!
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Corporal Ping
Post by: JAK on March 31, 2017, 07:33:12 PM
Corporal Ping

In his home country Ping is a dialect word meaning 'watermeadow'. As Visit was allowed to keep his cultural curved sword while on duty I have assumed that Ping would also be allowed this freedom and have included a few oriental variations.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/PingWiPa_zpshligzu8y.jpg~original)

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Ping01_zpskflrenxj.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Corporal Ping
Post by: zak on March 31, 2017, 10:58:42 PM
good grief you are a painting machine ...looks great  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Corporal Ping
Post by: Rowsdower on April 01, 2017, 12:11:25 AM
Great job
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Corporal Reginald Shoe
Post by: JAK on April 01, 2017, 12:32:58 PM
good grief you are a painting machine

No machine - just with all the problems posting images its easier to show one at a time.

Corporal Reginald Shoe

Reg is a natural zombie rather than one who has been created using magic and spends a lot of his time protesting for the right of the Undead by painting slogans on walls etc. He originally complained about Watchmen harassing some bogeymen and was convinced to join up to give the Watch some expertise in dealing with the non-living. Since he joined up there have been twice as many complaints, all from the undead, and all against Reg.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Reg02a_zps4veh5rlw.jpg~original)

Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Corporal Reginald Shoe
Post by: Artobans Ghost on April 01, 2017, 04:27:00 PM
"Since he joined up there have been twice as many complaints, all from the undead, and all against Reg. "

Ha! Ha!
Awesome job!
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Lance-Constable Silas Cumberbatch
Post by: JAK on April 01, 2017, 07:09:38 PM
Lance-Constable Silas Cumberbatch

Silas is an ex-town-crier. Vimes dislikes all the Guilds so I don’t think the unit would have a musician but carrying his civic bell Silas could fulfil this position in the unit if required.

Another case where we had a choice of two versions of the same character to start from.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/SilasWiPa_zpsat4eyn3k.jpg~original)
(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Silas02a_zpsbognrfil.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Lance-Constable Silas Cumberbatch
Post by: General Peakatrov on April 02, 2017, 09:19:26 AM
Thanks for replying to my comment above, and I'm still amazed at the speed you are putting these together! Tbh I always pictured Reg Shoe as a little more...gangrenous, but of course yours still embodies the character well.

Plus, that town crier costume! Nice one!
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constable Igor
Post by: JAK on April 02, 2017, 01:49:21 PM
Reg – gangrenous – never; well yes he was and will be when the Watch is finished and I continue with the Fresh Start Club and other undead/vampires etc.

BUT

without putting a spoiler out there, before Reg became a Zombie he was described as a revolutionary young man in black trousers, frilly shirt and long curly hair. We felt that he would have taken the opportunity when going through the armoury for his uniform to smarten himself up with something a little more stylish. Which brings us nicely onto:-

Constable Igor, Forensics & Surgeon

As you can tell from his fashion sense Young Igor is a bit of a rebel and also doesn’t stick with the tradition of cutting parts from dead bodies. He even sometimes forgets to lisp. He has started Bio-artificing spare body parts with a glass pickle jar growing noses in it and a pet rabbit called Eerie who has human ears all over his back.

 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Igor02a_zpsggvypg9i.jpg~original)

And that I’m afraid is the last of the current updates. There is a group shot on page 7 of the “Every Month a Theme: ….” thread.

The next and final entry for the Legions of Legend competition is in two weeks time and is to display what we have already built on a 1 foot square base. I’ll just make a square from my movement trays and see how many empty spaces I need to fill.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constable Moraine
Post by: JAK on April 21, 2017, 11:42:38 AM
The next batch of figures – some are not quite finished but I had to get them to a presentable standard for the last leg of the local competition.
 
To start with some trolls – they don’t look like GW trolls and as they are living in the town of Ankh-Morpork are only supposed to be around 7’ high - even then some are too large to pass through doorways.

Constable Moraine – an ex-Holywood movie ‘star’ where one of the monsters he played was a green Balrog.  He has kept a souvenir from this time and  from when he was also guarding the Patrician. He is very proud of his inscription.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/MoraineWip_zpsnodycwt0.jpg~original)

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Moraine01_zpsidn58ey4.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constable Igor
Post by: Artobans Ghost on April 21, 2017, 12:13:03 PM
This guy is beautiful 👆That face !
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Lance-Constable Coalface
Post by: JAK on April 22, 2017, 03:21:38 PM
Lance-Constable Coalface - amongst other things he worked as a Midnight Mechanic before joining up.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/coalfaceWiP01_zpszgugjpuz.jpg~original)

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/coalface01_zpsatu0jktp.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Lance-Constable Coalface
Post by: GamesPoet on April 22, 2017, 03:26:43 PM
All those infantry types are looking wonderful! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Lance-Constable Bauxite
Post by: JAK on April 23, 2017, 01:50:02 PM
Lance-Constable Bauxite -  a troll who just gets a mention. Before and after slight modifications.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/bauxite01_zps1ahtnisc.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sergeant Detritus
Post by: JAK on April 24, 2017, 07:03:11 AM
Sergeant Detritus – The original sculpt was made after seeking permission from the artist Paul Kidby to make and display it on the web; which was given provided it wasn’t used in a commercial way. Now that Mirco Art are making their (to me useless) commercial versions of Paul’s art work and the fact I felt our model was a little too small I have made him a bit taller with a few detail changes.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/DetritusWiP01_zpsjhlxrkf2.jpg~original)

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Detritus01_zpsqnkxyy9w.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sergeant Detritus
Post by: Artobans Ghost on April 24, 2017, 11:34:29 AM
These guys are amazing. The facial expressions are priceless.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Ruby
Post by: JAK on April 24, 2017, 06:39:11 PM
Ruby is Detritus’s wife. She was originally made at a sculpting workshop given by one of the ex-Clarecraft sculptors, Mark Alying. It wasn’t a planned event so the figure was made from memory without any reference material; hence she is slightly oversize and doesn’t look anything like the Paul Kidby drawing she was supposed to be based on. The outfit however was very like a Discworld Cosplay (although not of Ruby) seen on the Web at that time and so she was kept and finished as this costume. She is another reason why Detritus had to be taller. 

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Ruby01_zpsqgt7bjgj.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Ruby
Post by: zak on April 24, 2017, 06:40:48 PM
haha cool  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Ruby
Post by: Doc J on April 24, 2017, 07:54:05 PM
Whaaaaat ? thats crazy  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constables Downspout and Pediment
Post by: JAK on April 25, 2017, 07:53:25 AM
Constables Downspout and Pediment. They are gargoyles and spend their time sitting still on look-out duty on roof tops. They are paid in pigeons. It is rare for them to come down any lower than the 1st floor of a building so it must have cost a lot of pigeons for you to see them today.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Downspout01_zpsyte18lvp.jpg~original)

For those of you who have seen the film ‘The Hogfather’ you may recognise the actual props from the film they are based with.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Acting-Constable Cuddy
Post by: JAK on April 25, 2017, 06:37:08 PM
Acting-Constable Cuddy - He made Detritus’s cooling helmet. In the original book cover painting done by Josh Kirby, Cuddy doesn’t have a beard, so I had to give this figure a shave. When he died on duty he was buried without the customary arrangements – he wasn’t buried with funeral weapons to defend himself from any entities found in the afterlife. Not really required because Dwarves don’t believe in them, but they may unfortunately (for them) believe in Dwarves. When Carrot ‘killed’ the Gonne he placed it in Cuddy’s grave.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/CuddyWipa_zpst73i3mqk.jpg~original)

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Cuddy01_zps7lktvzr7.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Acting-Constable Cuddy
Post by: Artobans Ghost on April 25, 2017, 10:59:57 PM
A shaved dwarf! Until now unthinkable.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sergeant Cheery Littlebottom
Post by: JAK on April 26, 2017, 06:51:37 PM
Sergeant Cheery Littlebottom - the first dwarf on the force to openly admit to being female leading to the use of make-up by some members of the force and also the welding of high heels onto boots. She is a trained alchemist and started the Watch Forensics Department.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/littlebottom01_zpszx18an4j.jpg~original)

Now painted the WiP shown on Page 3 of this thread.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constable Brakenshield
Post by: JAK on April 27, 2017, 08:38:37 AM
Constable Brakenshield – Due to Dwarf-Troll animosities he likes a long handled axe to ensure he can reach a troll’s head.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/brakenshieldWip_zpsdn0fpvea.jpg~original)

 (http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/brakenshield01_zpsfjn8udup.jpg~original)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constable Brakenshield
Post by: Doc J on April 27, 2017, 01:21:19 PM
Im not sure its long enough  :-P
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constable Brakenshield
Post by: Midaski on April 27, 2017, 02:46:13 PM
Im not sure its long enough  :-P

It's to kill trolls, .......... not attract them.  :engel:
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sergeant Colon and Corporal Nobbs
Post by: JAK on April 27, 2017, 03:58:27 PM
Sergeant Fred Colon

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/colon01_zpsx7xznlvg.jpg~original)

Corporal Cecil Wormsborough St. John Nobbs - he has a certificate to prove he is human and a fondness for weapons although if you’re in a fight, he won’t be.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Nobby01_zpsdslg0blp.jpg~original)

Now painted the WiPs shown on Page 3 of this thread.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sergeant Colon and Corporal Nobbs
Post by: Doc J on April 28, 2017, 01:08:25 AM
Fred colon looks interesting Macedonian armor and Landsknecht clothes?
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Captain Delphine Angua von Uberwald
Post by: JAK on April 28, 2017, 09:16:42 AM
Fred colon looks interesting Macedonian armor and Landsknecht clothes?

Fred’s well past retirement age so he’s got the experience of 50+ years of military type service and fashion styles to know what he’s comfortable in.


Captain Delphine Angua von Uberwald – Carrot’s girlfriend for most of the month but at full moon she’s his …….                She has a bag, of spare clothes and mouthwash, with handles that can easily be gripped by someone with a muzzle.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Angua01_zpstdowganb.jpg~original)

This figure is so like Angua on the original ‘Men at Arms’ book cover that she has been painted as such rather than trying to make her match the unit. Another tribute to the late Josh Kirby.

Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Lewton
Post by: JAK on April 28, 2017, 06:13:51 PM
Lewton – became a private investigator after being thrown out of the force for taking a bribe. He can be found in the Discworld Noir computer game where (Spoiler Alert) he needs to get bitten and become a werewolf if you wish to succeed and find the treasure, the Tsortese Falchion.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/Lewton01_zps5ycnuylt.jpg~original)

Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Constables Downspout and Pediment
Post by: General Peakatrov on April 28, 2017, 07:26:47 PM
For those of you who have seen the film ‘The Hogfather’ you may recognise the actual props from the film they are based with.

I'm so happy you've started finishing up the core group, they look just how I picture them! How on the DIsc did you get some props from the Hogfather set???

And how far through your list are you? Is CMOT Dibbler gonna be coming as "support staff"?
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Halfway there - no turning back
Post by: JAK on April 29, 2017, 01:18:36 PM
Having had a time scale/deadline with the painting competition has certainly helped me to actually finish figures; so here are 43 of the city Watch and a few unit/hole fillers so I must be half way there by now. I was fortunate in that most of these figures were part built or I had a base figure to use – a benefit I don’t have for a lot of the remaining ones.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/aDSC01308_zpsj9omfajd.jpg~original)

The competition will be repeated next year - I hope I will be near to finishing by then  :icon_smile:




How on the DIsc did you get some props from the Hogfather set???

And how far through your list are you? Is CMOT Dibbler gonna be coming as "support staff"?

They came from the ‘Tooth Fairy’ via a friend and a Convention.

There are two versions of CMOT in our collection – they might become hole fillers in the future.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Halfway there - no turning back
Post by: Artobans Ghost on April 29, 2017, 02:21:59 PM
Incredible! Nothing less than incredible.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Halfway there - no turning back
Post by: zak on April 29, 2017, 03:51:34 PM
wow great work  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Halfway there - no turning back
Post by: Rowsdower on April 30, 2017, 06:07:01 AM
Great job
Seeing Anuga reminds me of the bit in 'Thud' [I think it was 'Thud'] in which her and another lady constable realise they could make a lot of money if they charged men to watch them as they stumbled about in a pool of mud
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Halfway there - no turning back
Post by: Shadespyre on April 30, 2017, 06:22:00 PM
All together like that is a great sight, twice as many is going to be amazing :)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Halfway there - no turning back
Post by: JAK on July 07, 2017, 07:26:58 AM
Sorry but it looks like I’ve become a victim of Photobucket’s greed so there will be a halt in this thread’s progress while I look at the options.

At the moment over all the forums I am on I am only using 00.1GB storage space on Photobucket – if I want to continue with them it will cost me $399.99 – and as an incentive they will give me an extra 498GB storage space – big deal.

With the problems I’ve been having loading from the Photobucket site over the past months even if they were to charge an affordable  fee I wouldn’t pay as I now don’t believe that they are competent enough to be able to provide a satisfactory service.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Thead closed due to PHOTOBUCKET's Greed
Post by: General Peakatrov on July 07, 2017, 03:52:25 PM
Oh no! How gutting!

I've been regularly checking back here as well, hoping for an update.

Have you ever though about starting a blog? A simple WordPress/Blogspot could be a good place to host.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Thead closed due to PHOTOBUCKET's Greed
Post by: Padre on July 07, 2017, 04:27:58 PM
Take the general's advice JAK. I've started a WordPress site and am slowly but surely transferring stuff to it. Look at www.bigsmallworlds.com to get an idea what you can do.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Thead closed due to PHOTOBUCKET's Greed
Post by: JAK on July 19, 2017, 01:06:11 PM
Where I am at present – unfortunately (or fortunately if you consider the current situation) I‘ve not started the next set of figures.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/Ankh-Morpork%20City%20Watch/aDSC01308_zpsj9omfajd.jpg~original)
Using the trick shown by Padre in my other thread just to see what happens - haven’t made a decision on how to progress from here though.

1)   What are the chances of Photobucket relenting and things going back to as before?
 I hear rumours that they are close to shutting down – if this is the case there is little point in amending all my previous photo links – also if they can remain there is the possibility that they take action and close my account if I do use this bypass method.

2)   Use another site – seen discussions on other unrelated Forums that most of the other similar sites like Imgur state in a vague or confusing manner in their conditions of use that they cannot be used for 3rd party hosting and while they may currently be turning a blind eye an influx of disgruntled Photoshop users may make them police their users more.

3)   Would really like to have a web site again as this was the format that started our modelling - but they seem to have disadvantages; like wanting you to use their themes or restricting the number of pages you can have – we’ll need 100 for the Watch alone – and we don’t trust any of them enough to want to pay as we’ve already had sites shutdown with little warning by giants like Yahoo and Orange.

4)   Don’t like blogs – believe a blog should be a daily entry and no way can commit to that. Also, like Facebook, being a list of entries earlier ones get pushed back and have found it difficult to find them again at a later date.
   
I expect however that we will follow Padre with a blog although might try Flickr first.




The only positive part of this post is that for most of this year images from Photobucket have been a pain to load, waiting minutes for them to do so – this one was instantaneous – I may be gullible, Photobucket, but it’s not $400s worth of improvement.
Title: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Captain Kzad-bhat Ironfoundersson (Carrot)
Post by: JAK on July 28, 2018, 06:45:34 PM
After a year’s absence due to our friends at Photobucket I’m now in a position to be able to continue, and hopefully complete this unit. I have around 40 characters to make and having been through the Bits Box have a base figure for all but 5 of them.  Despite the temperature in my work area (loft, 36C+) nearly half are ready to paint but my paints have been hidden away as they were drying up and becoming unusable as soon as I opened them.
 
I have managed to hit my Painting & Scenery goal this month, although I think part of it was a cop-out, as some were little more than a rebase and touch up as required.

So first off for today we have Carrot

Although 6’6” tall he is technically a Dwarf as he was adopted by them after being orphaned near their mine, as a toddler. He’s called Carrot not because of his flame red hair but because he has the kind of tapering shape you get through clean living, healthy eating and lungful’s of good mountain air. His Dwarf name is Kzad-bhat which means Headbanger and probably explains why when he reached 16 they felt he would be better off in a human city and sent him to Ankh-Morpork to join the Watch. You met his girlfriend Angua over a year ago where it was hinted at her minor monthly problem.  If you haven’t worked out what this is, Carrot’s lead and squeaky rubber bone might enlighten you.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/936/43648925262_c2847a78ec_b.jpg)

Figure from page 1 rebased.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Captain Kzad-bhat Ironfoundersson (Carrot)
Post by: GamesPoet on July 28, 2018, 07:50:26 PM
I recall seeing him before, but don't recall the banner being thrown in the air like that.  And wondering how ya pulled that off, cool!
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Captain Delphine Angua von Uberwald
Post by: JAK on July 29, 2018, 07:59:47 AM
GP - there’s a thin wire running through the ribbon and drilled into his back. This is the forth version I’ve done of this figure; originally he was just holding the banner. When I started a unit of pike men (not finished or shown on the net) looking for ideas I came across the Italian tradition of throwing flags, which is how I did their standard. I’ve never seen a model done this way, but sure I’m not the first, and when Carrot needed one of his updates decided on this. Trouble is with all his changes its been the same paper flag so it’s a little damaged and could do with a replacement. 

Captain Delphine Angua von Uberwald

Besides her monthly change Angua can change at will which is why she wears her Watch Badge on a collar round her neck.
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/933/28806428397_7c6b486b5a_b.jpg)

A disadvantage of being able to change at will is that you tend to leave piles of discarded clothes about

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/942/28806427787_856472792b_b.jpg)

which is why she has a bag, with handles that can easily be gripped by someone with a muzzle, containing a lightweight silk dress and a large bottle of mouthwash,

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/930/43648925362_006b2f0daf_b.jpg)

but as teeth may be needed in the chase this bag can get left behind so you sometimes have to improvise.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/934/43648925472_d0acf0c130_b.jpg)

1) The top figure was so like Angua on the original ‘Men at Arms’ book cover that she has been painted as such rather than trying to make her match the unit - A tribute to the late Josh Kirby.
 2) The clothes were cut from another copy of this figure.
3) The wolf belonged to Leman Russ and seemed a suitable size for werewolf living with humans rather than some of the more over-the-top figures that are available.
4) The final figure is another female fighter from the same period as Angua. 
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Gaspode
Post by: JAK on July 29, 2018, 06:28:21 PM
Gaspode

A terrier like mongrel who suffers with just about every ailment a dog can. Due to magical contamination he can speak although normally ensures people don’t realise the voice came from him. He would like to get to know Angua a little better.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/933/42792799165_03fd0c944c_b.jpg)

I couldn’t find a suitable dog figure so this is my sculpt. 


Goodboy Bindle Featherstone of Quirm a pedigree swamp dragon. Named Errol by Nobby due to a supposed resemblance to his brother.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/43648925122_30f39b66db_b.jpg)

Figure from page 1 rebased.


That’s it for this month – the plan is to finish another 6 next month but as its school break and weather still OTT not sure how things will go.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Gaspode
Post by: lt dougheim on July 29, 2018, 07:54:47 PM
I really like how you did the standard bearer. Neat trick with the wire. :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Gaspode
Post by: Karak Norn Clansman on July 29, 2018, 08:38:19 PM
Very nice army! I like all the bases for Angua, smart stuff!
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Gaspode
Post by: Gankom on July 29, 2018, 11:24:23 PM
I love it all. It's just so glorious.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Gaspode
Post by: Rowsdower on July 30, 2018, 12:33:29 AM
Great job on Angua and her dog form
Was it in THUD that she had to borrow a strippers watch costume when she changed back into a woman? and then got into a fight with another female watch officer?
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Gaspode
Post by: JAK on July 30, 2018, 09:14:17 AM
Thanks for all your comments.

Well remembered Rowsdower  – In Thud a new female officer is introduced who has a similar problem to Angua in that when she returns to human form she is also naked, unfortunately she is not of the same persuasion as Angua and there has been a centuries long conflict between their kind. But as it’s a story by the time they both arrive naked at the Pink PussyCat Club they’re just about bosom buddies. There was a Watch costume in the club but Angua settled on a sequinned gold dress.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Gaspode
Post by: zak on July 30, 2018, 11:25:45 AM
wonderful stuff man ive missed it  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Gaspode
Post by: GamesPoet on July 30, 2018, 01:53:26 PM
I like all the new additions! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Gaspode
Post by: JAK on August 29, 2018, 06:25:51 PM
The next 8 bases completed. Still a bit of a cop-out as the figures were virtually finished although they’ve all been rebased.

I still have 5 figures to build but most of the rest are ready to paint as soon as it gets a little cooler.

First we have

Remitt
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1871/44348291601_5e395e055c_b.jpg)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1874/44348292111_8d680f7f3a_b.jpg)

Old Remitt is the Watch armourer. Based on an old GW figure.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Old Remitt
Post by: GamesPoet on August 29, 2018, 11:21:33 PM
Cool! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Old Remitt
Post by: zak on August 30, 2018, 02:26:11 PM
hahaha cool figure man
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Old Remitt
Post by: Gankom on August 30, 2018, 05:53:40 PM
I love the little scenery with all the equipment and tools. Makes the whole thing look awesome.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The Specials
Post by: JAK on August 30, 2018, 06:48:43 PM
I love the little scenery with all the equipment and tools.

Did you notice the goldfish in the water butt?



The Special Constables are a sort of Citizens Militia and were made up of those who were disqualified from Watch membership by way of shape, profession, age or sometimes brain. They often provided their own equipment which was much better than the official Watch issue.

Andy “Two Swords” Hancock worked for the Clacks but when on duty had two curved swords and a set of numkutts as used by the Agatean Ninjas. He was rather keen and once destroyed 3 training dummies in less than half an hour, they usually lasted a month under normal training. He also accidentally cut his colleague Piggle’s arm off during a training session. Igor said the clean cut of his blade made it one of his easiest reattachments. Andy has given Piggle an Agatean nagynata as compensation and so that he can keep out of sword range in a fight.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1855/43442606955_c4071f8311_b.jpg)

Terry based a few of his characters on real people. I made a figure of one who was into cosplay and showed it on a Discworld forum, after which the person Andy was based on contacted me and asked if I intended to make a version of “Two Swords”. I said yes and if he would send me some photos and give me his thoughts on what his character might be like I’d use them in my interpretation.  He felt his character should look and be as acrobatic as  Neo from the Matrix – unfortunately the only photo he sent me was not quite a full head shot and the impression it gave was the he would have made Morpheus look skinny.  He never replied again but when I originally made these figures I made two of each – so if you’re out there ‘Andy’ there’s a set waiting for you.

Because I needed two of each figure I made resin casts from the metal originals. Piggle has a sling added for his arm and Two Swords has a lot of GS work.  The head is a good likeness but the body is not known to resemble anyone living or dead. Looking at the photo he doesn’t look quite right for being in mid jump, I think I'll give him at a bit of an angle.

Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The Specials
Post by: Gankom on August 30, 2018, 07:18:21 PM
Love the models, and the story is fantastic. Andy I hope you see this at some point.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The Specials
Post by: GamesPoet on August 30, 2018, 07:43:57 PM
Wow, just wow. :icon_eek: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sewer Rat?
Post by: JAK on August 31, 2018, 10:00:08 AM
Sewer Rat?

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1863/44348290751_b4ee1d9cfb_b.jpg)

When I started this venture I expected to have a few holes spare in the main bases so I cast some fancy wheels to use as man hole covers. This one has a worker about to emerge from below.

A Mystery Item  (Snuff said for now)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1878/44348292441_d6f8a22933_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sewer Rat?
Post by: steveb on September 08, 2018, 11:33:23 PM
great stuff, thanks for sharing, you made my day a little brighter.  steveb
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sewer Rat?
Post by: GamesPoet on September 09, 2018, 03:17:00 AM
Love it! :icon_biggrin: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sewer Rat?
Post by: zak on September 09, 2018, 10:53:25 PM
HAHAH love it as always
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The Agony Aunts
Post by: JAK on November 17, 2018, 09:14:28 PM
We’re on the last legs of this epic now – so first we have:-

The Agony Aunts

After much searching I couldn’t find suitable figures so I used these two figures of unknown origin to carry the GS. I think the sculpting is better than the painting.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/32056268798_918501276e_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4903/32056269128_5ab0b56208_b.jpg)

 Dotsie and Sadie are possibly sisters and possibly even real aunts. Not really part of the Watch but as the Guild of Seamstresses doesn’t want the Watch interfering with their trade, when matters cannot be sorted by a troll with a big club the Agony Aunts resolve the  issue.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The Agony Aunts
Post by: Il Condottiero on November 18, 2018, 12:23:00 AM
Delightful!
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The Agony Aunts
Post by: Rowsdower on November 18, 2018, 04:59:08 AM
The other day, I learned one of my coworkers last name is Ogg [she uses a pseudonym at our workplace] I've taking to calling her 'Nanny'. Few get the joke.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Andre
Post by: JAK on November 18, 2018, 09:55:57 AM
Andre

Another figure I had problems sourcing until I made my Pleasant Surprise for Captain Fearless. The piano is just plastic card.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4901/32056268018_3279997f1e_b.jpg)

 (https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4894/32056268478_d39713b390_b.jpg)

 Andre is a member of the Cable Street Particulars (secret police).  He is also a member of the Musicians Guild which in one case allowed him to work undercover as a pianist at the Opera House.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Bluejohn
Post by: JAK on November 18, 2018, 07:28:49 PM
Bluejohn

Bluejohn is one of the largest trolls in Ankh-Morpork, but having rebuilt Detritus the original model was looking a little small so I took a saw and expanded him a bit.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4839/32056267408_893cecff17_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/32056267828_c278d3e853_b.jpg)

In Raising Steam he travels on the railway so I wanted some way of connecting him to this. He’s turned out a bit more American than Flying Scotsman.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Bluejohn
Post by: Artobans Ghost on November 18, 2018, 08:25:31 PM
These last two are incredible conversions. So much character
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Brick
Post by: JAK on November 19, 2018, 07:54:31 AM
Brick

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4806/45927275091_1eadda2d04_k.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4889/32056267148_b75aef56da_k.jpg)

 When the troll Brick first appeared in the stories he was a loser’s loser, having hit something much lower than rock bottom. He tries to make himself look tougher but his skulls are from a joke shop and are made of paper mache or rubber. He is eventually adopted by Detritus and Ruby.

Dummy

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4897/32056233668_1a4ed4f179_b.jpg)

 During a time of riots in the streets, Detritus recruited this dummy from outside Corksocks Natty clothing Co. into the Watch
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Flint & Buggy
Post by: JAK on November 19, 2018, 07:17:52 PM
Flint & Buggy

Repaint of an earlier version
.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4914/32056232688_76191c4702_b.jpg)

Flint has a habit of testing any unusual substance by dipping his finger into it and tasting – this can lead to him being tied to his bed for days until the spiders go away. He is often partnered by Buggy Squires who acts as a minder; unfortunately Buggy has been distracted and Flint has just extracted his finger from the latest bag of unidentified coloured powder.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Flint & Buggy
Post by: zak on November 20, 2018, 02:17:00 AM
Simply WOW  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Schist
Post by: JAK on November 20, 2018, 08:42:01 AM
Schist

Entering a number of painting events at Games Workshop stores I originally thought that I could only use their products. Schist was an attempt to create a troll from an ogre. The store manager later said scratch builds were acceptable so he was the first and last ogre troll.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4880/32056230658_8f030ee96a_b.jpg)

 Schist was another officer to resign during the street riots.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Edge
Post by: JAK on November 20, 2018, 03:49:33 PM
Edge

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4825/32056233248_e16b43f388_b.jpg)

 The Ankh-Morpork Watch have progressed so much that they now train watchmen for other parts of the world. Sergeant Edge now works in his home town of Sto Lat but has returned to visit his comrades bringing a most welcome gift which you may remember from another thread is a speciality of his homeland (these are hopefully the last two I’ll ever paint). There is no truth in the rumour that Nobby and Colon recommended the colour choice of his uniform by suggesting that it was perfect for hiding in fields whenever there was work to be done.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Edge
Post by: GamesPoet on November 20, 2018, 04:39:28 PM
I like him! :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Emile
Post by: JAK on November 21, 2018, 08:55:24 AM
Emile

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4907/32056233018_ed582a4173_b.jpg)

Emile is another outsider trained by the Watch. He is a Captain in the Quirm Gendarmerie and is in Ankh as part of an exchange visit. Quirm is slightly French in character and Vimes felt their force’s helmets were wrong so I started with a kipi and while searching the net for images of these came across French military uniforms of the 1700s with red, white and blue stripes and so Emile was born.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Emile
Post by: GamesPoet on November 21, 2018, 11:49:36 AM
Wow, what a great looking figure, and wonderfully painted. :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Emile
Post by: Rowsdower on November 21, 2018, 01:29:08 PM
Yes; I believe Quirm is famous for its cheeses but under NO circumstances should you ever say [if your part of a visiting brand] 'We're bigger than chesses'
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Dorfl
Post by: JAK on November 22, 2018, 08:54:13 AM
Dorfl & Goat

Repaints of earlier versions of these characters

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4858/32056233968_32d1af49de_b.jpg)

Dorfl is a golem, over a thousand years old, and while he is still basically human in shape his original features have faded and his colour become mottled where repairs, including a new foot, have been added over the years. His previous job had been in a slaughter house where his equipment was a cleaver, a goat and a slate slung over his shoulder to communicate to the other staff there.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Mr AE Pessimal
Post by: JAK on November 22, 2018, 07:03:55 PM
Mr AE Pessimal

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4804/30988650527_ee5a83d011_b.jpg)

This figure perfectly summed up AE once he was given a chain mail shirt: i.e. short, neat and tidy, mail too big for him and ready and prepared to take on anyone, even a troll. Unfortunately while the above is correct, AE, an accountant by trade, was as strong as a kitten and twice a thin – he does however have the heart of a lion and did attack a troll so he will remain as is.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Mrs Dodger
Post by: JAK on November 23, 2018, 08:02:45 AM
Mrs Dodger

GS over an unknown figure

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4812/32056232008_f25d74983c_b.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4839/32056232358_64b994fa4a_b.jpg)

 Mrs Dodger works in the staff canteen. Due to missing cups and cutlery she has most items tied on pieces of string, but as you can see her efforts are in vain, they have at least left the string this time.

(at 4X actual size the painting looks awful!!)

Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Precious Jolson
Post by: JAK on November 23, 2018, 07:33:21 PM
Precious Jolson

There’s little in the books about this Watch officer other than she is not large but family sized, has muscles like a troll and comes from Howondaland.

Howondaland is where there are pygmies which suggests an African inspired country. On a semi-official Discworld web site it has also been suggested she has a similarity to the traditionally built detective of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by AM Smith.

One proper character has already been allowed to keep a traditional curved sword while on duty so I’ve allowed those from foreign lands to retain some of their culture while serving, I just got carried away with my interpretation of Precious.

I intended to base her on my spare copy of Brunhilda until I realised I sold her so she’s now a mixture of milliputt and GS over a wooden core.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4860/32056231608_511bacf499_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/32056231848_55f4afe263_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sally
Post by: JAK on November 24, 2018, 08:55:50 AM
Sally

The origin of this figure is unknown, I do know the arms and head are conversions and all has had a lot of GS work.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4816/32056230818_e57ffd2375_b.jpg)

 Sally is not human and requires her clothes to be designed to protect her from the sun, long sleeves, gloves and helmet with an extended brim. Her skirt and boots are based on those acquired following her, and Angua’s, experience at the Pink Pussy Cat Club (As mentioned earlier by Rowsdower). I thought it would be fun for her main weapon to be a large wooden stake.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sally
Post by: GamesPoet on November 24, 2018, 12:41:10 PM
The vibrant color is wonderful! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sally
Post by: Rowsdower on November 24, 2018, 01:31:29 PM
Yes; I remember now. The gag about them mud wrestling
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Traffic Cops
Post by: JAK on November 24, 2018, 08:42:43 PM
Chert

A repaint of an earlier figure.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4874/32056234168_024bd6ac0e_b.jpg)

Chert is a member of the new Traffic Division set up due to the numbers and behaviour of the carters in the town. He is currently dealing with parking problems and it looks like someone’s tried to avoid a fine by attempting to remove the Morpork Boot.

Rodney & Newt

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4887/32056230968_a2144ebafe_b.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/32056231368_47c5404a7e_b.jpg)

 Rodney is a highly trained iconography imp who paints pictures of speeding carts from inside his little house. Unfortunately a cart with only one wheel is a handful to control as this out-of-towner has found to his cost. Rodney’s pet salamander provides flash illumination for night time paintings.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sedan Chair
Post by: JAK on November 25, 2018, 07:37:05 PM
Sedan Chair
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4860/32056230088_bd11ec150f_b.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4893/32056229978_b247022877_b.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4812/32056230388_85d0098e1f_b.jpg)

A wedding present from the Patrician to Vimes.    Vetinari knew that Vimes loved walking the streets of Ankh-Morpork  so it was very typical of the man to present something that did not allow him to do so. Vimes gets round this by changing places with the front bearer, who rides in the chair when they have moved out of sight, and they change back just before they arrive at their destination. Assumed that the unnamed bearers are watchmen and as they are on duty they have a novel way of carrying their spears although this has caused a few incidents of Street-rage and the odd cut-and-run, especially when reversing.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sedan Chair
Post by: GamesPoet on November 25, 2018, 07:53:45 PM
Wonderful! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sedan Chair
Post by: Rowsdower on November 26, 2018, 01:45:42 AM
That's great :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Visit
Post by: JAK on November 26, 2018, 11:56:19 AM
 Visit

You may remember that back on page 2 of this blog (2 years ago!) I started a new model of Visit. One of the original versions of him had been damaged so most of him was rebuilt and we left him like this…

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/45877904502_9068e1ca51_b.jpg)

He’s had a few other changes but has finally been completed.

Visit is an Omnian who originally came to Ankh to convert the heathen to the faith of Om. This is a task he still enthusiastically pursues along with his watch career and today rather than doing the usual door to door he’s come on parade prepared with banner and portative to preach to the masses.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4830/32056228618_f3eedd877f_b.jpg)

In the books he was allowed to retain his tradition curved sword rather than have the watch version although nothing was ever said if there were other deviations from the official watch uniform. This was the excuse I have used to portray other out-of-towners in traditional/ethnic garbs.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Visit
Post by: Rowsdower on November 26, 2018, 12:10:13 PM
I have to ask [after reading his banner] Has he got surprise, fear, efficiency and a nice red uniform in his arsenal?
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Visit
Post by: GamesPoet on November 26, 2018, 12:35:20 PM
Looks awesome, and enjoyed seeing the transitional pictures too! :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Visit
Post by: steveb on November 26, 2018, 03:35:47 PM
always great to see! steveb
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Visit
Post by: JAK on November 26, 2018, 04:31:53 PM
Thank you all for looking and the comments – not many more to go now but the final few still need to be photo’d.

I have to ask [after reading his banner] Has he got surprise, fear, efficiency and a nice red uniform in his arsenal?

 Sorry Rowsdower,  none of these ;  although he does have a fanatical devotion to the Turtle and can lay his hands on soft cushions but would have a real problem finding a comfy chair

Hi steveb good to see you here - Like everyone else on the Forum I’m currently enjoying zaks videos of your collection – hope you’re feeling better and will soon be adding to it. All the Best.

Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sybil
Post by: JAK on November 26, 2018, 07:41:16 PM
Sybil

Sybil started as mainly high elf bits under the GS but once I’d started painting decided to model her in the ball gown.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4882/32056228788_495ec28e67_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4900/32056228978_9e0518ebe0_b.jpg)

While this group is meant to be the City Watch it was inspired by the events of ‘Jingo’ which is why Carrot carries the banner of ‘The First of Foot’. As was tradition a Ball is held before the men go off to war – it must have been a good one as Sybil hasn’t had time to change out of her ball gown before going to attend to her dragons, she’s so behind she has brought a dragon with her, in fact it looks like she’s brought two dragons and a collection box for the Sunshine Sanctuary for Sick Dragons.

Willikins

The Ramkin’s butler whose misspent youth had equipped him in the use of many weapons, a favourite being sharpened pennies in a cap rim. Wasn’t sure how I would show he was a butler but expect European readers will recognise the inspiration.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4903/45877903752_cc8420aa55_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sybil
Post by: Rowsdower on November 27, 2018, 04:37:16 AM
I'd Haddock [I mean Hazard] a guess its Nestor from TinTin

I believe it was in Jingo; he thought it was a good idea to walk around the desert, wearing a red uniform as it seemed 'sensable'
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sybil
Post by: JAK on November 28, 2018, 08:10:04 PM
I'd Haddock [I mean Hazard] a guess its Nestor from TinTin

I believe it was in Jingo; he thought it was a good idea to walk around the desert, wearing a red uniform as it seemed 'sensable'

Correct.

Willikins went to war i.e. to invade a sandy desert country, where there was nothing but sandy coloured sand. His unit was Lord Venturi’s Heavy Infantry which he chose because they had an attractive uniform of red and white with gold frogging. This is my version of them.

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/lvunit01a.jpg~original)

(http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu360/JAKdoor/lvfrontrankfront01.jpg~original)

After a short time in the desert Willikins and his small band of men appear to have gone native; when they ambushed Vimes’ men they were dressed in unfamiliar robes and headdresses.


Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Sybil
Post by: Rowsdower on November 29, 2018, 01:08:46 AM
I don't remember that bit of Jingo. Then again; its been something like 12 years since I read it. I mostly remember the opening gag about the 'curious' Squid and Captain Carrot stopping a war with a soccer game.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Mica
Post by: JAK on November 30, 2018, 10:04:42 AM
The end is in sight – just a few more to show – starting with:-

Mica

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4864/31174869797_b2d1a5a021_b.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4863/31174870017_0d94eb88a8_b.jpg)
 
This figure is based on the CGI troll Mica created for the film “The Troll Bridge” although there has never been any suggestions made as to whether the two trolls are the same person or they just share the name. He and Brakenshield once had to be separated when they resorted to a little fisticuffs, and there is still some animosity between them.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Upshot
Post by: JAK on November 30, 2018, 07:14:24 PM
Upshot

Feeny Upshot lives out in the sticks where the Ramkin family just happen to have their country seat. He is the local law having inherited the job via his father and grandfather together with an oversized blackjack with the word LAW burnt onto it. He is helped in his job by his pet pig Masher and the goblin ‘Stinky’. Having met Vimes he has now received training from the Watch in Ankh-Morpork.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4843/44297639860_9ee844110b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Upshot
Post by: GamesPoet on November 30, 2018, 09:54:44 PM
That is a great looking figure, as is the boar! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The Librarian
Post by: JAK on December 01, 2018, 09:50:51 AM
The Librarian

The Librarian is a slight update to an earlier figure.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4833/31174870227_0b77271e89_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Wee Mad Arthur /Buggy Squires
Post by: JAK on December 01, 2018, 07:18:49 PM
Wee Mad Arthur /Buggy Squires

The statue is generic remembering a battle from Discworld history and the horse?, was in my bits box and I didn’t know what to do with it. Ankh is a University town so I’ve added all the usual student trappings.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4860/32056229128_24ec7f3373_b.jpg)

As Flint is currently indisposed Buggy Squires has taken to riding on a pigeon, and Wee Mad Arthur, who thought he was a gnome but has now discovered he is a Nac Mac Feegle, is seen riding a griffon.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4876/32056229688_3ef77e63a7_k.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Wee Mad Arthur /Buggy Squires
Post by: zak on December 01, 2018, 08:09:26 PM
 :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Wee Mad Arthur /Buggy Squires
Post by: Artobans Ghost on December 01, 2018, 11:24:40 PM
Love the character - wee mad Arthur - had a good spot in feet of clay. I get the feeling many people were sorry they joked about his size
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - Group Photo
Post by: JAK on December 02, 2018, 08:24:08 AM
Many thanks for all the views and your comments over the past years, they have formed part of the encouragement I’ve needed when times have been hard to complete this project. The last post was for the last of the named members of the City Watch.

There are 81 individual bases on the boards with 77 named characters (2 appear more than once) and 8 unnamed people/animals or birds. Due to changes and additions during the build the Librarian is the only character without an identified location; he was built to fit one of the large holes but there isn’t a free one for him now but he can rest over an empty small one without encroaching onto others spaces. The manhole covers I made to fill empty holes are no longer required.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4893/31174870447_134b0c746a_b.jpg)

My plan for now is to repair and finish the bases/movement trays and touch up all the errors these photos have highlighted. The statue requires some weathering and posters etc. and for some reason none of the trolls have any lichen on them.
When this is done I’ll (hopefully) take some better photos and replace the ones in this thread, particularly those still hosted on Photobucket.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The End??
Post by: Warlord on December 02, 2018, 01:25:42 PM
Congratulations JAK! How great do they all look together! Ridiculous amounts of character all together!
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The End??
Post by: Artobans Ghost on December 02, 2018, 01:41:33 PM
Fantastic!
I can’t help but wonder what Terry Pratchett would have to say to see his words materialized like this.
With these masterpieces out there, I can’t help but feel honoured to have your pleasant surprise vallhallens in my collection.
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The End??
Post by: Shadespyre on December 02, 2018, 02:31:40 PM
Just amazing. Such a great project to undertake and complete, and so much extra imagination added to bring the great man's work to life.  :eusa_clap:

Oh, I love the old dragon horse as a statue. One of those great "What on earth were Citadel thinking?" moments!
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The End??
Post by: Rowsdower on December 03, 2018, 12:03:32 AM
Great job. You must have worked hard on those
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The End??
Post by: Dihenydd on December 03, 2018, 08:55:24 PM
Fantastic!
I can’t help but wonder what Terry Pratchett would have to say to see his words materialized like this.
With these masterpieces out there, I can’t help but feel honoured to have your pleasant surprise vallhallens in my collection.

Oh, that's easy

Bugrit. <mumble>  Millennium Hand and Shrimp
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The End??
Post by: Artobans Ghost on December 03, 2018, 09:35:10 PM
Fantastic!
I can’t help but wonder what Terry Pratchett would have to say to see his words materialized like this.
With these masterpieces out there, I can’t help but feel honoured to have your pleasant surprise vallhallens in my collection.

Oh, that's easy

Bugrit. <mumble>  Millennium Hand and Shrimp

 :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch (Army) - The End??
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on December 05, 2018, 05:53:49 AM
But... I don't want it to end.  :wink: