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Re: Valetus's Blog - Old school ogres and greatswords
« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2010, 08:45:35 PM »
Well here are my greatswords:




and one ogre in progress:

and the rest




Let me know if the lighter or the darker picture is best.

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Re: Valetus's Blog - old school ogres and greatswords
« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2010, 12:51:37 PM »
Still need feedback on which photos are better...

Anyway, I finished the last touches on my swordsmen:





This guy dosn't balance on his own...


Pretty standard here but all the models have been made from a mix of old troops, a few new and militia as well as positioned so that the shields are up as if to protect from missles.

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Re: Valetus's Blog - old school ogres and greatswords
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2010, 01:11:59 PM »
MAN!! i love those old puffy sleeved ogres
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Re: Valetus's Blog - Karl Franz on foot and non-GW knight
« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2010, 01:11:55 PM »
Here is my WIP of Karl Franz on foot, let me know what you think. Does it look like him?


Also bulked up my knights to a unit of 10, here is a one of the new models I used (and yes they are not GW):


Some feedback on what photo style would still be very useful (see previous posts)

Any comments and criticisms with any of the painting will also be of great help and be considered when painting my halberdiers. Give 'em hell :ph34r:



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Re: Valetus's Blog - Karl Franz on foot and non-GW Knights
« Reply #54 on: February 28, 2010, 03:10:24 PM »
I like the head swap on the greatsword captain. :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap:

I'm not a big fan of the original head, and I'm contemplating giving mine a redo because of your model. :::cheers:::

I think the lighter of the two photos is better, yet if there was a way to eliminate some of the glare in a fewer of the brighter photos, that might a be an improvement.

By the way, not sure what KF is suppose to look like, so even if your KF on foot doesn't, then my troops wouldn't likely know anyway. :icon_wink:

By the way ... I like the knight you used, and wondering where you got that one?
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Re: Valetus's Blog - Crossbows from Bret. Archers
« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2010, 04:47:15 PM »

I'm not entirely happy with how the red turned out on these but my blood red paint has got very watery and is poor for drybrushing.


Try putting some on your palette and leaving it for a few mins to dry...should thicken up a bit to produce better dry brushing results

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Re: Valetus's Blog - Karl Franz on foot and non-GW Knights
« Reply #56 on: March 01, 2010, 08:51:27 PM »

By the way ... I like the knight you used, and wondering where you got that one?

I can't actually remember and was wondering if anyone could help me with that one...

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Re: Karl Franz on foot and non-GW Knights
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2010, 04:46:56 PM »
Nice looking.
Care to explain a fellow reiklander how you achieve your white cloth on troops?

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Re: Karl Franz on foot and non-GW Knights
« Reply #58 on: April 12, 2010, 02:23:26 PM »
Nice looking.
Care to explain a fellow reiklander how you achieve your white cloth on troops?

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I'd be interested in this two if you're giving out recipes  :engel:

Really nice stuff you've got going here, and you're making my decision for which region to pick very difficult, as Reikland is definitely a strong contender.

Keep up the good work!  :::cheers:::

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Re: Karl Franz on foot and non-GW Knights
« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2010, 11:57:29 AM »
Good work, I think it's best lighter.
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Re: Karl Franz on foot and non-GW Knights
« Reply #60 on: May 09, 2010, 10:06:47 PM »
Oh, long time no posts here, should have replied to that ages ago... The white cloth is achieved using a graveyard earth basecoat and a progressive miss of white added to this. Usually 3 or 4 drybrushed layers (more carefully each time but the first 2 can be very messy and fast). I don't highlight to pure white as this makes the rest appear brown. Also I take a little more care on characters but not much. It is actually pretty fast to do in production line painting method.

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Re: Karl Franz on foot and non-GW Knights
« Reply #61 on: June 09, 2010, 08:42:03 PM »
I have a lot more done than posted and I might try and catch up. Anyway here is my latest, the footknights.



Also for randomness a single plague marine I am making, even though I don't really have the parts...
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Re: Valetus's Blog - Karl Franz on foot and non-GW Knights
« Reply #62 on: June 09, 2010, 09:03:49 PM »

By the way ... I like the knight you used, and wondering where you got that one?

I can't actually remember and was wondering if anyone could help me with that one...


Crusader miniatures, finally remembered.
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The horses are good. Not so good in terms of the way the lance 'fits' (or dosn't) the hand but the rest can be fixed by a head swap.

As always any criticism is welcome.
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My other armies plus an update - Valetus's Blog
« Reply #63 on: June 27, 2010, 03:00:32 PM »
Well I have been working on a few things recently. Firstly my chaos marines as I did this guy to use as a drednaught:


Also my deamon prince has had a touch up:


On the same topic I thought I might show a few pictures of my current armies:

Chaos space marines


Imperial Guard


Empire



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Re: My other armies plus an update - Valetus's Blog
« Reply #64 on: June 27, 2010, 03:03:06 PM »
And the update is basically the empire stuff I was motivated to do today. Some duelists, free company detatchment or whatever...



A wizard:



And finally a man with an axe:


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Re: My other armies plus an update - Valetus's Blog
« Reply #65 on: June 28, 2010, 04:07:51 PM »
I like, but can you make the pictures a bit bigger.
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Re: My other armies plus an update - Valetus's Blog
« Reply #66 on: June 28, 2010, 11:37:28 PM »
Especially those full army shots. I can tell there are miniatures there, but that's about all.
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Re: My other armies plus an update - Valetus's Blog
« Reply #67 on: June 29, 2010, 04:17:46 AM »
I love your conversions!  I feel like converting, no matter how little, is the most fun part of this hobby.


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Re: My other armies plus an update - Valetus's Blog
« Reply #68 on: June 29, 2010, 09:52:39 AM »
Great stuff  Valetus, but agrees with previous posts about the pics. They are a bit small and its quite hard to see the details, although the brighter pics are better.
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