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Offline Dark Apostle

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DA's wissenlanders (former "Empire general on griffon")
« on: January 27, 2011, 08:26:56 PM »
General of the empire on griffon, hope to paint it soon. I knew from the moment that I saw the IoB HE griffon that I wanted to include on in my (so far  very small) Wissenland army. It was an absolute blast to convert, I hope painting it will prove to be just as fun.

Pre-priming:


Post-priming




Barding



« Last Edit: April 09, 2011, 07:59:01 AM by Dark Apostle »

Offline Volks

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 08:31:57 PM »
Lovely greenstuff work.
Nordland is really cool. They fight pirates and party on the beach. Sort of like a Disney film.

Offline Gomeric

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 08:41:31 PM »
That general is so cool. I love the barding and that hammer is badass.
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Offline anvalous

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 08:42:14 PM »
I saw this on Warseer and about crapped myself.  Your work is amazing!  Thanks for bringing it over to some truly appreciative Empire generals!

Offline Alleton

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 08:53:40 PM »
That general is so cool. I love the barding and that hammer is badass.

 Agreed, I may have to steal that idea for the hammer!  :::cheers:::
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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 09:43:09 PM »
 :Ohmy: WOW!!!
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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 09:58:57 PM »
 :closed-eyes:

Best... Griffin... Evah!

Why not show the rest of your work? IIRC, I saw your excellent stuff over at Warseer.
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Offline mr chumley warner

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011, 11:12:16 PM »
doth hast created a vision most just

sigmar will be happy

what colours will they paint it sir?
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Offline Siberius

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2011, 11:41:52 PM »
Right now it just looks like the best statue ever!
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Offline Kirgan

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 12:43:46 AM »
GREAT WORK  :happy:
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Offline Outrider

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 12:45:12 AM »
The helm just makes this for me. It's beautiful and I can't wait to see paint on it.
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Offline Dark Apostle

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2011, 07:21:41 AM »
Thanks for the responses, really appreciate it! I'm afraid I will not find the time to even start painting it until mid-february, but when I do I plan to paint the general to match my Wissenlanders (grey & white), most of the metal will be silver with a small amount of details in gold, the griffin itself probably a lot like the GW version of the original IoB griffon (minus the leopard specks). In the meantime, here's some pics of my other characters in the army:

Grey Wizard with familiar


Fire Wizard




Battle standard


Warrior priest/arch lector




Random wizard-guy



Offline BAWTRM

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2011, 07:54:34 AM »
Wow, these are some of the coolest conversions I've seen on this site for a while!! :icon_eek:

Love the Griffonrider, great use of that stone pillar and the bit of wall.

The Fire Wizard looks very dynamic and is a nice break from the 'guy with beard' look.

The BSB is solid.

The WP looks like it could come straight from GW. I think it looks much better than the current ones (though I never was a fan of those anyways).

But absolutely the most stunning in his look of simplicity is that last 'random wizard guy', he just oozes character!

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Offline mr chumley warner

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2011, 08:14:24 AM »
Wooooaaaaah , you make my work look like a school child!

Your BSB is simply incredible!

Do you post on CMON?

The best bit about your painting is the depth of the colours, i can see that you use very thin coats ,

well done !
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Offline DariusZero

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2011, 10:03:05 AM »
Nice!

I wonder what technics you used for the barding.

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Offline ChumpChange

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2011, 10:15:18 AM »
Alright, skull hammer on your griffon rider! You just took it to the next level friend!  :::cheers:::
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Offline Pariah Mk.231

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2011, 10:28:16 AM »
Now that's a Warrior Priest I would follow. Never really been a fan of priests, but I think you've just changed my mind.

Offline Kirgan

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2011, 10:56:21 AM »
Great Work Man Great Work  :happy:
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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2011, 10:58:22 AM »
Seconded what has been already said. You have both excellent kitbash, greenstuff and painting skills. :eusa_clap:
This definitely belongs to CMON.

I like the BSB and the Warrior Priest the most. Maybe the comet on the priest's shoulder is a bit excessive, but still, excellent ideas. Would you mind telling us, where is the priest head from? It looks like plastic greatsword head, but I do not recognise the headress.

Excellent work, keep up.

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Offline Zak

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2011, 12:52:56 PM »
WOW dude they look great   :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
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Offline Dark Apostle

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2011, 02:18:32 PM »
Wooooaaaaah , you make my work look like a school child!

Your BSB is simply incredible!

Do you post on CMON?

The best bit about your painting is the depth of the colours, i can see that you use very thin coats ,

well done !

Thank you mr chumley warner - I popped by your thread, and you're work definitely goes beyound the "school child" level  :-) I don't post on CMON, mainly due to the sub-optimal quality of my photo skills. And yes, thin coats is the way to go, even though it doesn't exactly speeds ut the painting - but the result is well worth it I think.

Nice!

I wonder what technics you used for the barding.


I built it up in stages. First I used a pencil to draw the design of the griffons on the plasticard that's being used as the basis for the barding. I then sculpted what's supposed to resemble scrolls and the body of the griffon. Next, I painstakingly added the letters one by one (and god did I curse myself for attempting his!), added legs, head and tail to the griffon, and lastly the wings starting with the bigger feathers and working my way forward. Then I tried to copy the design on the other side - one hell of a job to make it look even remotely the same (although mirrored). I think I learned a great deal from this, previously my sculpting has been limited to smaller details and gap-filling.

Would you mind telling us, where is the priest head from? It looks like plastic greatsword head, but I do not recognise the headress.

You are quite correct, the circlet is sculpted. Here's a WIP shot:


Offline DariusZero

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2011, 02:34:58 PM »
Thank you for the explanation and the green stuff work on the priest is awesome. ( as is the rest ofc.)
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Offline Wolfenbaum

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2011, 02:41:31 PM »
Amazing painting and converting, I just love it. That priest is damn cool. And I canīt wait to see that griffon painted. You really managed to get the character on it positioned in a natural way. Keep it up  :::cheers:::

Offline Delthos

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2011, 05:10:56 PM »
I love that you also included the baby Griffon on the base of the General on Griffon. That's a nice touch. You have some really nice conversions here. I especially love your fire wizard and the warrior priest's hammer.
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Offline Ivimotorola

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Re: Empire general on griffon
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2011, 06:54:11 PM »
Hello, that conversion is nice!!!!

I love de griffon and the BSB!!! How did you the lion??? is sculpted???

Good job!!!!