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Offline Maza

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Maza's army: Complete!
« on: September 24, 2011, 11:50:14 AM »
I would like to contribute to this inspiring forum with a few pictures.

What I have painted at the moment:


The halberdiers:


Free company:


Artillery:


I don't think you have seen this before but it's actually archers, dressed in green:-o


I got tired of black undercoat and the foundation paints, and longed for some eye-hurting brightness, so these are painted on white.


Oh captain, my captain!



Thank you for watching!

/Maza
« Last Edit: June 01, 2015, 02:18:45 PM by Maza »

Offline King

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 12:11:20 PM »
Firstly welcome to these forums and secondly.......WOW a very nice company indeed  :mrgreen:
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Offline Armholeeio

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 01:23:37 PM »
you have a really nice looking army liking the green nice and crisp looking. One question why has your captain got freakishly large hands they look as large as his head  :Ohmy:
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Offline Delthos

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 01:54:59 PM »
You've done outstanding work on your army. You've done really nice freehand on your banners. What's really caught my eye though is that stone building. Nice work!

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Offline Siberius

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2011, 02:46:21 PM »
Great work!

Love the colour balance you have going, not easy with the old green and red.

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Offline Essexkiwi

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 09:53:43 AM »
Great stuff, they look excellent.  Really like your vivid reds.

One critique on the movement trays - try texturing them with sand and painting them as per your bases and adding patches of static grass rather than astro-turfing them.  You'll be surprised how much difference it makes to the look of a unit especially in a skirmishing tray.

Offline Maza

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 10:01:10 AM »
Wow, thanks a lot for those really supportive comments!

Armholeeio: Glad you like the green! The hand size of the captain may look like the result of a conversion or something, but the hands are actually original. The captain model is 15-20 years old, and I believe hand sizes generally have gotten smaller over the years, maybe due to improvements in sculpting techniques or so. I bet someone around here would know more about this than me though. (The hammer is a conversion. It was a flail originally.)

Essexkiwi: Thanks for the tip! I'll try it out on my next tray.

Offline commandant

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 12:50:38 PM »
Maybe he is just wearing big ass gloves :)  :icon_lol:

Offline Henerius

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 02:52:47 PM »
 :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: I really like youre company!  The simplicity of colour choise makes it al the harder to make it look interesting.  It does look excellent, a real joy for my eyes. 

Thanks for posting  :biggriin:  and a warm welcome to the forum of course.  :::cheers:::

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Offline Wolfenbaum

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 02:56:28 PM »
Nice and clean paintwork, I like it alot!

Cheers, fellow Hochlander  :::cheers:::

Offline jhig

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2011, 09:40:27 PM »
Very impressed by your start. Looking forward to seeing more.

Offline Maza

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2011, 06:22:08 PM »
Thank you for commenting! I don't get too much feedback otherwise, so it's very much appreciated.

Maybe he is just wearing big ass gloves :)  :icon_lol:

Yes, and he really needs those gloves, because he always gets into fist-fights with people making fun of his big hands. :-D

Offline White Knight

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2011, 06:25:10 PM »
Those are looking very good. Excellent painting!  :happy:

Offline VonOttenheim

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2011, 06:38:19 PM »
Itīs clean, itīs bright, itīs crisp....I like it.

Good job  :biggriin:
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Offline mr chumley warner

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2011, 08:48:07 PM »
your red is finer than fine sir !
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Offline Maza

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2011, 09:43:00 AM »
Not that much to report. Not much hobby time lately.

However, there is work in progress on the unit of swordsmen.


Their command group.


Also, I'm trying to convert an old model to a Jade Wizard. I'm worried he'll turn out too flagellant-like with that scroll nailed to him. Maybe that could be countered by painting it in a more magic-like way? Perhaps a big green rune or something like that? I would be very thankful for any ideas here!

Offline daftpunky

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2011, 02:41:53 PM »
In a word - FANTASTIC!!!!!!!  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

Offline TheElectorCount43

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2011, 02:51:13 PM »
cool

Offline Sandor

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2011, 02:55:57 PM »
I love your clean and crisp colors :eusa_clap:

Offline jhig

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2011, 05:38:31 PM »
I like the progress. With the parchment it could be a dispell scroll or spell book.

Offline Gneisenau

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2011, 05:52:51 PM »
Old school models and lots of red. Feels like the nineties. :biggriin:


But in a good way, definitely! The red and green contrast is very pleasant to look at. And I like your freehands.

Offline Maza

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2011, 07:21:22 AM »
Thank you for great feedback  :icon_biggrin:

I like the progress. With the parchment it could be a dispell scroll or spell book.

Yes. Any ideas on how to paint a distinct "magic scroll", in a way that stands out from the parchment on state troops f x?

Offline White Knight

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2011, 10:35:33 AM »
Yes. Any ideas on how to paint a distinct "magic scroll", in a way that stands out from the parchment on state troops f x?

Paint it black and write on it with glowing rhunes?

Offline GamesPoet

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2011, 01:14:47 PM »
Like the colors being used with your army.  Noticed the small horn conversion on the free company.  I used the blunder buss for a similar type of conversion, and some day when I get around to taking pictures of my army, I'll post a picture of it.
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Offline Gneisenau

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Re: Maza's army
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2011, 03:39:36 PM »
Yes. Any ideas on how to paint a distinct "magic scroll", in a way that stands out from the parchment on state troops f x?

Just use a big red pentagram. Easy to paint, and most people will immediately associate it with magic. Also, it will fit your colour scheme.