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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Back in Action
« Reply #200 on: February 13, 2017, 10:44:42 AM »
YES, YES, YES!!!!

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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Back in Action
« Reply #201 on: February 14, 2017, 04:59:29 AM »
Looking great victor, as always. I assume your photo posting issue is fixed?
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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Back in Action
« Reply #202 on: February 14, 2017, 11:23:53 AM »
Thanks guys!  :smile2:

Looking great victor, as always. I assume your photo posting issue is fixed?

I haven't tried since, but it took me ages to post these 6 photos. I had to split them up in 3 seperate posts, because it would not work otherwise. Even when I tried to edit one of these posts, it took ages for the server to respond.

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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Back in Action
« Reply #203 on: February 14, 2017, 03:34:59 PM »
Classic Warhammer dude !!! love your work
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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Back in Action
« Reply #204 on: February 23, 2017, 01:42:09 PM »
This is seriously one of the best looking armies that I've ever seen. Sweet, merciful Sigmar, this is beyond awesome. And that Warrior Priest - he is incredible. You sir, are a true artist. :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:
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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Back in Action
« Reply #205 on: July 01, 2017, 10:54:27 PM »
Thanks!  :happy:

So ... as some of you are aware already, photobucket.com is basically not usable anymore and so all my old pictures are currently more or less unavailable. I have started to upload some of them to another host and changed the links, but this is all time consuming and will take me some time.

For those who don't know the old stuff and are curious, you can (probably/maybe) look through my photobucket album for now (I will delete that soon, because the site is a bad joke): http://s928.photobucket.com/user/Victor_86/library/Warhammer?sort=3&page=1


But back on topic!


I have finally found the motivation to paint some of my warmachines (I didn't enjoy it though). These are no masterpieces (especially because I had to do a rescue paint job on 2 of them), but I managed to take some nice photos I think.

Canon #1








Canon #2








Both cannons are plastic models with the metal gun crews from 4th/5th edition of warhammer. As the (inner) barrel diameter of the plastic cannon is too big by default, I have made it a bit smaller with greenstuff which makes the cannon look more massive and realistic I think (the plastic mortar is terrible for the same reason).
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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Artillery Battery
« Reply #206 on: July 01, 2017, 11:03:31 PM »
Mortar #1








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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Artillery Battery
« Reply #207 on: July 01, 2017, 11:55:12 PM »
And a group shot of the artillery battery - more warmachines will be added (eventually  :closed-eyes:):




I have also uploaded a high resolution photo of the greatsword unit:




Click the photos or open them in a new tab to see the bigger version.
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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Artillery Battery
« Reply #208 on: July 02, 2017, 03:10:51 AM »
Great stuff! and, so glad you are staying the course.

That engineer cracks me up every time I see it. The poor sod on the ground is supposed to keep the gun stable while somebody is stepping on him! a warhammer moment.
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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Artillery Battery
« Reply #209 on: July 02, 2017, 09:27:51 AM »
Great work - your Greatswords are among the best units out there! Don't let photobucket bring you down, they'll suffer for what they've done  :ph34r:
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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Artillery Battery
« Reply #210 on: July 02, 2017, 09:41:03 AM »
Awesome! :-o :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Very fine artillery and greatswords!  :eusa_clap:
Are the paintings on the standards freehands? The standards looking great!  :eusa_clap:

Edit: Oh, I'm sorry! I read your post about the standards later!
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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Artillery Battery
« Reply #211 on: July 02, 2017, 09:58:03 AM »
If they are no master pieces, what do your master pieces look like?
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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Artillery Battery
« Reply #212 on: July 02, 2017, 01:18:28 PM »
If they are no master pieces, what do your master pieces look like?

I will let you know when I finally produce one. If I would invest (even) more time and would use better equipment (and not colours that dried out like 3 years ago etc.), I feel like I could produce better results. I'm never fully satisfied with my work, but there is so much else that requires painting, that I have to say "enough!" after some time and move on.

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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Artillery Battery
« Reply #213 on: July 02, 2017, 08:50:59 PM »
Your artillery crew look great, Im getting inspired to paint mine finally  :::cheers:::
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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Artillery Battery
« Reply #214 on: July 03, 2017, 11:11:18 AM »
If they are no master pieces, what do your master pieces look like?

I second that. These models are insanely good looking! :ph34r:
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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Artillery Battery
« Reply #215 on: July 03, 2017, 11:20:52 AM »
Wow!! awesome clean painting (and good photos!)

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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Artillery Battery
« Reply #216 on: July 06, 2017, 12:18:25 AM »
Great job on those models. They have a very 'lived in' look :::cheers:::

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Re: [Army Blog] The Grand Order of the Reiksguard: 2017 - Artillery Battery
« Reply #217 on: July 17, 2017, 10:41:04 AM »
Congratulations on these models man, good choice of palette and clean painting, the standards are brutal  :ph34r: what's next?

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Time for threadomancy once again. Last year has been very rough and spare time was almost non existant. Next year will be just the same, but now and then I get to spend an hour or two on the hobby. As usal I work on 10 things at once which means nothing really gets done, or so it seems. But I have some finished things or close to finished - pictures will follow soon, I hope.

For now I have some WIP pictures: What do you do, when you have 2 big units of greatwords already? That is right - you start a new one! This time I wanted to have a go at the old 4./5. Edition greatswords, which you very rarely see. It will be a smaller unit this time around and I will most likely paint them as Averlanders with the good old Marius Leitdorf on horse in the center with his bodyguards around him.

Sadly there are only 3 Greatword variants (and the one with the wavy blade - the flamberge - isn't that good looking)  and also non of the old captain models fit the unit. To get some variaty for the front rank at least and a proper captain/champion, I did some conversions. I have used 2 pairs of armoured legs from White Knight that fit the miniatures very well. On the following pictures you can see the original models on the left and the right side and the 4 conversions in the middle.





Once painted, these should look pretty cool - or at least that is the plan.


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Cool, minimalistic and very finely done conversions!

For variety, I'd focus on a face or two. Hard work, but you (or rather, me) usually recognize the face, and when the same two faces keep alternating on the front rank, the effect of conversion work elswhere isn't that obvious. These models have quite broad faces/foreheads, so maybe a careful thinning and then some GS work on the nose would change the face enough. Perhaps just a repositioning of the feathers would do the trick?

I find the Flammberge pose is nice. If only the sword is a problem, maybe change the sword blade?

None of this is meant as criticism. I think your GS skills are excellent, and you could achieve even more variety.

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Thanks for the input Zygmund! I definitely appreciate that. The final decision hasn't been made here regarding the conversions. This will be a rather small unit though with Marius as unit filler in the middle. The front rank will only have 5-6 models in this case and the standard bearer and musician are different models anway, so it shouldn't look too bad either way. (The drummer has already recieved the same  "half armour" or "munition armour" with green stuff to better fit with the other miniatures.)

I find the Flammberge pose is nice. If only the sword is a problem, maybe change the sword blade?

The pose is alright, but the sword is rubbish. Changing the blade is not so easy, but I might do it for one guy for the front rank. But there is plenty of time to think about all that some more (as there will be no time to actually continue any time soon ... sounds paradox).
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great conversions. that is some slick green-stuffing. glad to see this project continues. even just a little bit of hobby is good for one's mind & soul.
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I'm really impressed with your GS skills. These are definitely great looking minis. Can't wait to see them painted. :blush:
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