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Offline Santawraith

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This was my test figure I love how the colors came out. And I have wanted to start this Plog for a while now.  The ancient not so dead have returned.
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Offline SpaceCowboy

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010, 08:56:32 PM »
Great idea, and a nice test figure. Although I have some suggestions. The colours are nice, but I really think you should use some highlighting (especially the purple) and more shading, in the face for example to get a little more expression in it and between his fingers to get a bit more definition. Other than that great work and post more pictures.
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Offline Badwolf

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 09:02:48 PM »
Very nice SW. The only downside I can think of is the lack of contrast between the black and purple. How about going a shade lighter on the purple (SpaceCowboy's suggestion is a good one). Looking forward to seeing the "Vampire-bane" army in all its glory.

Offline Santawraith

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 09:12:18 PM »
I appretiate the comments the purple itself is actaully well contrasted if seeing the model in real life. the camara doesnt show it well enough. I could try washing it and see how that looks.  As for the face and hands I am trying for a youthful look to this one. His mates have various skin tones and washes on them to help make the unit look living. But thanks for the support. Hope to have his mates up with him in a few days.
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Offline Santawraith

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010, 11:04:18 PM »
Hello I need some advice on what people think of these old bretonnian archers being used as old state troop's. This for my sylvania army here are the pictures and they have 10 huntsmen in there ranks too. I have them and thought this be a fine use for them.


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Offline White Knight

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 06:48:18 AM »
Why not. But maybe you can do some headswaps on some of them with empire heads (you should have some spares anyway) and add other empirey bits here and there to make them look more like rural imperials.

Offline Kirgan

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 07:34:28 AM »
Maybe Brets are good choice because of time line  :happy:
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Offline Wendersnaven

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 09:37:38 AM »
+1 I was thinking the same thing Kirgan  :happy:

Lordjig6 is doing Sylvania atm, you guys should correlate Swraith http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=34731.0
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Offline Santawraith

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2010, 05:06:47 AM »



Two horses the one does have free handed designs.

My only problem with the archers is the rank and file feel. So I am going to play with them and see how I can fix them. But yes I feel right for the era Its just the rank and file that trips me up.
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Offline Wendersnaven

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2010, 06:32:58 AM »
crossbows would work just fine too  :icon_idea:

 :eusa_clap: nice painting, is that gold or brass?
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Offline Santawraith

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2010, 03:00:07 PM »
Well I already got crossbow men in the ranks. That is why I was looking for some archers. The paint I used was gold thanks for the compliments.
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Offline SpaceCowboy

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2010, 06:16:10 PM »
Oh the good old plastic bretonnian bowmen, I really hope you can do something nice with them so I can copy it :evil: Have quite a few of the lying around and our colourschemes and armies are quite similar so that would be really nice  :laugh:. Keep the pictures coming!
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Offline Santawraith

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2010, 08:02:39 PM »
Thanks cowboy and I will soon as I get some done But for now look what I found.
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Offline Santawraith

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2010, 03:45:37 AM »


I would like peoples thoughts on this knight before I build his buddies. This is my custom version of the white wolves of ulric where they are using ax's instead of hammers. I plan to use the helm with a single plum unless I can come up with a diffrent idea that works, Or perhaps bare heads.
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Offline Santawraith

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Hellblaster of Old
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2010, 02:03:28 AM »


Another treasure out of my bit box. At least some of the parts are a treasure. This gives the look of a older hellblaster which would fit well within my army theme. (speculating of the gunpowder anyways) Ok im kidding myself here it just plain looks cool.
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Offline Wendersnaven

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2010, 04:39:49 AM »
If you have a spare rifle or something (I used a repeated pistol) it can make a great headpiece on the hellblaster.  I cut up the metal repeater pistol from the engineer kit and JB-welded it to the top; makes it look like a tracer gun.  Even a decorative gryphon or something improves the old beauty a lot.  :laugh:
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Offline Santawraith

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2010, 08:36:29 PM »
Ill have to try that out I think something like a tracer or a scope would look good on it.



This is my finished product of the black wolves. Minus there grand master who I cant find now. But I will before too long. Now to get down to some serious painting. Im done assembeling for now. I hope to have a few mini's done this weekend.
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Offline Santawraith

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Army Plog.
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2010, 06:08:08 PM »


Count Otto Von Drak Check out the sheild all free handed and awsome.
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Offline SpaceCowboy

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Added Count Otto Von Drak
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2010, 08:49:26 PM »
Great work santa, really like the freehand on the shield.
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Offline Santawraith

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Added Count Otto Von Drak
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2010, 01:43:58 AM »
Thanks Cowboy there is another


This is otto mounted with a diffrent shield we love Otto. Next up is a Duke Konrad.

I was curious what people think of my converted halberds state troops Im poor and doing this a budget army.

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Added Count Otto Von Drak
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2010, 05:04:07 AM »
I think they are most excellent conversions and are one of my favorite 6th edition units.  I have a unit of 36 of them as spears and looking at the two you have there is tempting me to turn them into a halberd horde.  But then I will have no spears  :icon_eek:
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Offline anvalous

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Added Count Otto Von Drak
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2010, 11:59:42 AM »
Loving it!  Those halberd conversions are sweet.  I think I like Otto, too...

As to those axe-wielding knights - make a dozen and go chop some vampire face!  Whack! (interpretation - I like them a lot)

Offline Santawraith

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Added Count Otto Von Drak
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2010, 06:27:04 PM »
Ya I had a hundred of the little guys. so now I have 40 spearmen and 30 halberdiers.
Thanks for the kind words on otto.
I doubt the black wolves will kill many vampires but orcs and beastmen they will slaughter whole tribes of.



This is my concept art for a random banner for sylvania perhaps even the origial drakenhoff banner. Not sure yet it will proble be changed some before we get the idea fully developed
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Offline Santawraith

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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Added Count Otto Von Drak
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2010, 01:43:21 PM »


This is my dirty preist of sigmar.
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Re: Prevampirism Sylvania Empire Added Dirty Preist of Sigmar
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2010, 06:24:40 PM »


Konrad preveiw the picture is from a camara phone and not that good. Better ones tommarow. Next my reaper warrior preist.
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