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Offline Bartuc

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Gathering of Greatswords
« on: August 08, 2007, 12:10:39 PM »
I think it would be great if everyone posted their Greatswords in this thread so that every visitor could see different paintjobs and styles of this great unit on one place.
If you like the idea please post your Greatswords here.
You can name the state they are comming from and maybe even wright the story behind them.
If this turns out successful I think it would be great to do the same thing with Knightly Orders.

Cheers!

My Carroburg Greatswords
« Last Edit: October 25, 2009, 04:42:24 PM by Bartuc »

Offline Captain Tineal

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007, 02:22:06 PM »
Those are really stunning.  The banner looks great, and I love the detail of the Drum!
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Offline Rufas the Eccentric

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007, 03:47:22 PM »
Yeah, however, some of us will be embarrassed to have our work compared to yours.  I mean you can see the whites of their eyes and the pupils as well.  Still I need to get cracking on my photography.
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Offline warhammerlord_soth

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007, 04:39:13 PM »
I solemly pledge to post my greatswords as soon as I get round to painting them first   :engel:
Have one  on Midaski's tab.  :::cheers:::
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Offline MrChaos

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007, 04:41:09 PM »
I painted my Talabheim Greatswords a some time ago.

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Offline King

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007, 05:01:35 PM »
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails....

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Offline jullevi

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2007, 05:08:35 PM »
I'm currently painting mine for a tournament held this weekend. The pics should be here early next week if everything goes as planned.
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Offline richard_de_clare

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2007, 05:38:40 PM »
Ive almost finished making my unit of kit-bashed greatswords and have painted a few of them, will post pics when i get the chance
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Offline Bartuc

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2007, 07:21:44 PM »
WOW! 
Both units are just magnificent!  :eusa_clap:

Superb paintjob MrChaos! 

King, your Greatswords are totally different and very realistic. They are truly medieval!

Rufas, I think that as long as you are satisfied with your work, you shouldn't be embarrassed about it. There is allways someone who paints better then you (so what). 

Thanks Captain Tineal!

I can`t wait to see more finished Greatswords here!  :biggriin:

   
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Offline warhammerlord_soth

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2007, 07:33:14 PM »
I think it will be a while before I post mine. Having seen the magnificent troops you guys produced, I dare not compete.... :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

Great work one and all !
Have one  on Midaski's tab.  :::cheers:::
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Offline BAWTRM

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2007, 06:57:16 AM »
Mine are still bare metal. :icon_redface:

Though for the people on this site that have been to the Dutch GT with me that won't come as a surprise. :icon_lol:

Great looking units, I hope mine will turn out as great as well.
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Offline Bogenhafen

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2007, 05:15:11 PM »
Here's my Bogenhafen greatswords. Painted a good few years ago now.


Offline Nightshadow

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2007, 07:06:33 PM »
Wow guys, all very impressive!  :happy:

Mine are also still bare metal. When I come around to painting them though, I'll post em here.
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Offline Bartuc

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2007, 11:24:04 PM »
Bogenhafen, that is outstanding (as allways)!
I just love the guy with lowered sword!

Offline Soju

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2007, 11:38:27 PM »
Beaaauuutiful work Bogenhafen! You should make these guys a movement tray...

sj

Offline Albrecht Hexenjaeger

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2007, 03:55:38 AM »
Liebstandarte Hexenjaeger, Greatsword bodyguard of Arch Lector Albrecht Hexenjaeger, sworn to reclaim the Empire lands thought lost to the Undead and the Orcs.

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Offline Sharkbelly

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2007, 05:59:55 AM »
(Feeling sheepish posting his next to all of the others)



Here are mine! Marienburgers...

Offline Soju

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2007, 06:03:31 AM »
Sharkbelly! That is fantastic! I love it!

Hexenjaeger, I say again... fantastic unit!

sj

Offline stareso

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2007, 11:55:17 AM »
Wow really great looking units! I especially like the use of the old reiksguard, a bit jealous now!

Offline Bartuc

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2007, 09:08:44 AM »
Hexenjaeger, those banners you make are absolutely fantastic!
As I stated before, I am a huge fan of your work.

Sharkbelly, that is well painted and very colourfull unit. I like the fact that you used only primary colours.
Just one thing dough, greatswords represent elite in an empire army so I think they deserve bigger and more representative banner.

Cheers!

Offline Shadowlord

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2007, 09:20:28 AM »
Bogenhafen is one of my favorite Empire army painters, and this unit is solid indeed. The champ/captain? (the old mini) is the same as I use as a general, except he still has his eye-patch. How did you remove the lid and built it up again?
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Offline Bogenhafen

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2007, 10:45:32 AM »
Bogenhafen is one of my favorite Empire army painters, and this unit is solid indeed. The champ/captain? (the old mini) is the same as I use as a general, except he still has his eye-patch. How did you remove the lid and built it up again?

Firstly, thank you very much! I'll never reach the heights of Mika or Fiend, but it's nice to be appreciated anyhow. :icon_biggrin:

Actually the mini is based on a different model to the one you think...
The head is a heavily doctored one from the hairy head sprue - the one with the topknot.
I entered it into the forum's first conversion contest, link here -

http://www.warhammer-empire.com/contests/contest_sept06.html

This shows the component parts as well as the finished mini, it actually looks better now with the dullcote on.
Any other questions please feel free to ask.

(You're not such a shoddy painter yourself Shadowlord!)

Offline Shadowlord

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2007, 03:20:32 PM »
Firstly, thank you very much! I'll never reach the heights of Mika or Fiend, but it's nice to be appreciated anyhow. :icon_biggrin:

Ahem, we mortals shouldn't speak so loud of the painting Gods...  :icon_lol:

Then again, they do not paint REAL armies (read Empire).

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Actually the mini is based on a different model to the one you think...
The head is a heavily doctored one from the hairy head sprue - the one with the topknot.
I entered it into the forum's first conversion contest, link here -

Cool, but the body is the same though even if it is a different mini.

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(You're not such a shoddy painter yourself Shadowlord!)

No I ain't I guess (thanks). My next project is to remove a few "early painted" regiments in my army to closer resemble the goodness of many armies found on this site (I wanted them up fast so I could wage war, but now that I am done with the basic pieces, I am remaking and adding a lot).
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Offline Albrecht Hexenjaeger

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2007, 07:37:32 AM »
I wanna play against Bogenhafen's army!!! WAAAAAA!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Offline Alasandril

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Re: GATHERING OF GREATSWORDS
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2007, 08:03:40 PM »
Here's a couple of pics of my kitbashed Greatswords




They're built from Soldiers(only those bodies with Breastplates), Militia Swords and White Wolf arms and plenty of scrounged thigh armour plates :icon_biggrin:

I will get round to doing something with the banner at some point :dry:
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