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Offline Willem I

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Plog: Averland 8th [last update: 10 june '11]
« on: June 10, 2011, 07:49:29 AM »
In this project-/painting log I will keep track of my painting progress. Also its a reference for myself, and hopefully it can keep me extra motivated to paint!

Without further ado, the Grand l'Armee! I have surfed the boards, and gotten some advice here and there, so I decided to get this as a starting point.



I did discover the Knights in the batallion come only with Lances - so I cant create them with 2h weapons :( I could always use Greatswords Weapons, though - I dislike the curved blades, but they might look cool on Knights :)
To keep things within control, I decided to assemble one batallion box first, paint them, and then start with the rest. So here's the first batallion box spray painted.



Even though I got a good sense of my colour scheme; based on the Dutch uniform during the Napoleon Wars. I started with 5 halberdiers as a colour test. Some days ago I got a cannon crew painted from the 6th edition starter box as a quick way to test the scheme, but these should be the real test. I found it hard to put white somewhere on the models, and I think they are quite dark. Ow,almost forgot to mention, these models arent finished yet, I just got the base-colour and wash on.



And then something more for myself as reference, then for you guys, the paints I use for the different colours.

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Painting scheme Averland 8th Militia

White primer

Blue
Basecoat: Enchanted Blue
Wash: Blue Ink
Highlight: Enchanted Blue
Second highlight: Electric Blue

White
Basecoat: Ice Blue
Wash: Badab Black
Highlight: Ice Blue
Second Highlight: Dead White

Orange
Basecoat: Blazing Orange
Wash: Skin Wash
Highlight: Blazing Orange
Second Highlight: Bleached Bone

Grey
Basecoat: Neutral Grey
Wash: Badab Black
Highlight: Neutral Grey
Second Highlight: Stonewall Grey/Medium Sea Grey?

Brown
Basecoat: Beast Brown
Wash: Skin Wash
Highlight: Beast Brown
Second Highlight: tbd

Black
Basecoat: Black
Highlight: tbd
Second Highlight: tbd

Metal
Basecoat: Gunmetal Metal
Wash: Badab Black
Highlight: Gunmetal Metal
Second Highlight: Silver


Hopefully I can finish the first five Halberdiers today, or later this weekend. I will keep you guys updated :) C&C is more then welcome!
History in the making: Averland 8th Militia

In my sword, the wind.
In my heart, courage.
In my eyes, death.
I am Matsu.

~ from Kakito Marushijins play, No Mans Bride

Offline StealthKnightSteg

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Re: Plog: Averland 8th [last update: 10 june '11]
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 10:38:58 AM »
Looks great so far!! Though from the color list (your reference) and the WIP figures I can't see the resemblence yet with the Averland scheme of Yellow/Black (or yellow/dark blue).
 
Though I have added you to the Averland list in the List of painting blogs. Depending on your answer I might move you down to the other color schemes section.
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Offline Willem I

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Re: Plog: Averland 8th [last update: 10 june '11]
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 04:42:55 PM »
I am not going for the Averland colours - even though my army hails from that province. The colours I am going to use are blue/grey for uniforms, with orange banners. Hats, belts and boots will be black. So I think its better if you move me with the other colour scheme section :)
History in the making: Averland 8th Militia

In my sword, the wind.
In my heart, courage.
In my eyes, death.
I am Matsu.

~ from Kakito Marushijins play, No Mans Bride

Offline Vredesbyrd

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Re: Plog: Averland 8th [last update: 10 june '11]
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 05:37:53 PM »
This army looks to be off to a very strong start, nice large amount of stuff for you to be building there as well as a good individualistic colour scheme. Do you think you'll write up fluff justification for the different coloured Averlanders at all?
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Offline TheElectorCount43

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Re: Plog: Averland 8th [last update: 10 june '11]
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 05:44:23 PM »
If you dropped the second battalion and added a handgunner/crossbowmen box instead, you'd have the same things I bought when I started. Hope it goes well, thats a lot of models to paint, might be a while...

Offline Hendrid

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Re: Plog: Averland 8th [last update: 10 june '11]
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 09:30:43 PM »
Good start on the army. Another Averland blog, huzzah! The different livery should be intersting en masse. Look forward to see more.

Offline Willem I

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Re: Plog: Averland 8th [last update: 10 june '11]
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 04:49:00 PM »
It's been a while since I have posted something about my army. I haven't done anything about it until the Eurobash. There I have played a couple of games - most of which I lost horribly - and they sparked my interest in painting again. Most Eurobashers had painted armies, some of which where really supperb. Though I am not a great painter by any standards, I am able of creating a tabletop quality army that fits my idea.

So, I have started painting. All-in-all I have painted: 30 halberdiers, 5 handgunners, 15 swordsmen and 5 pistoliers. I also have a cannon with crew painted, but they where painted allready. Just had to finish the bases. This is the first part of a 1k army I have in mind.

First up the cannon, which I based. The cannon was the first model of this army I painted, and therefor I used them to try out the colour scheme.




Next up are the halberdiers. I painted the first 10 with more detail, but I abondoned that idea after seeing the sea of models I yet had to paint. Maybe when a bigger army is finished, the additions will be painted in more detail. About halfway I switched the painting method in the trousers from a grey to a more white-grey with a wash added. The colour isnt that much different. For the banner I need to add a free-hand, something I am not confident in (yet). Maybe when I get more painting done I am going to try it, otherwise I am going to ask a friend to paint it for me. I don't want to screw it up :)







Next up I painted some swordsmen. I choose to not paint the command, so it can serve as a detachment. At this time I began to dislike the bare-foot model, and decided to paint the feet just like they where boots - black.








Then I painted 5 handgunners. Supposed to be a detachment and safe place for my wizard, if I field one.




And then to finish this first part off, I painted pistoliers. I liked our pistoliers in the battle against the Orks at the Eurobash. Also I like the models. I added a little more detail to show off their status (the striped arms). The horses are painted in colours close to the colours of the first 5 horse pictures you find when one googles 'horse'.




Entire painted progress so far:




That's it so far. I am pretty proud to have painted this much, even if it isnt painted to high standards. The varnish is still a bit glossy, so will probably lightly dust the army with matt varnish once its done. I want to finish 15 more swordsmen, about 13 handgunners and then a bsb and a priest. That together should get me up to 1k pts.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2012, 06:05:15 PM by Willem I »
History in the making: Averland 8th Militia

In my sword, the wind.
In my heart, courage.
In my eyes, death.
I am Matsu.

~ from Kakito Marushijins play, No Mans Bride

Offline FR1DAY

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Re: Plog: Averland 8th [last update: 10 june '11]
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 08:33:41 PM »
looking good, i especially like the grey and blue combo
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

Offline mhewson

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Re: Plog: Averland 8th [last update: 10 june '11]
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2012, 03:43:39 AM »
that looks great I like the approach to the bare feet - they are just minimalists :P)
http://www.rei.com/product/820539/vibram-fivefingers-komodosport-ls-multisport-shoes-mens

Offline Willem I

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Re: Plog: Averland 8th [last update: 10 june '11]
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2012, 06:35:36 AM »
Those shoes are horrible! Lol.

Thanks for the kind replies :)
History in the making: Averland 8th Militia

In my sword, the wind.
In my heart, courage.
In my eyes, death.
I am Matsu.

~ from Kakito Marushijins play, No Mans Bride

Offline StealthKnightSteg

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Re: Plog: Averland 8th [last update: 10 june '11]
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2012, 08:21:13 AM »
Going good there Willem!!
Nice to see the Eurobash inspired you so much, now stop painting and let me catch up  :engel:
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