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Offline Kalrath

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Hi there!

So, after being inspired by the awesome Chumley's Plog, I've decided to take my Empire minis from storage and start marching them to the paint station (Well first to the closet near the painting station and then bla bla bla...)

The army won't be from specific state (hence the "Grand Army puff title), I'm going for a mix as I have a lot of models and hope to field anything from Nuln to Middenland, all boasting the latest fashion from the Empires famous regiments.

Since pictures are worth a tad more then words:

Some of the might of the Grand Army.


Right now I'm aiming the assemble all of the units and get them primed. It's too bloody hot here (average 40C until late August) and I can't paint 2 minutes without sweating a gallon, so,I'll wait till the temperature drops down a notch (or several!)

Looking forward to this project.

Update with finished Units:

Company of Honour

If it's fielded as 2 units the Griph act as the 2nd units Banner

Carroburg Greatswords


Reiksguard


Manann's Blades


Grundels Defenders


Nuln Ironsides
« Last Edit: April 11, 2015, 02:22:40 PM by Kalrath »

Offline Siberius

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 07:41:40 PM »
That's an intimidating workload!

I look forward to seeing them get more and more painted.  8-)
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Offline Kalrath

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 10:32:26 PM »
It is indeed!

I've found a way that helps me keep motivated and the painting going. Last year from September to March this year I managed to paint around 7000pts worth of Epic Tyranids. One stand, max 2 at a time per day. No batch painting. That way I kept motivated and could see the army really growing each day.

I hope to do the same this time around. One mini at a time each day or every other day, depending on the size.


Offline Hoodling

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 10:50:43 PM »
That's an impressive collection of unpainted models. If you manage to keep yourself motivated all the way through that lot, you'll be doing very well indeed.

I can't come at the idea of painting models one at a time. I find batch painting essential if I want to make any real progress, even if it is more of a grind getting there.

Offline The Peacemaker

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 04:58:44 AM »
I like your Hammers(Swords) of Ulric. I have a few plastic guys like that myself. I like the few shields you put in there too.
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Offline Zak

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 01:05:20 PM »
 :::cheers:::
Why don't you knock it off with those negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change .

Offline Kalrath

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 08:26:35 PM »
Hi there!

And here you were thinking this was another failed Plog! None of That!

Well, The heat is gone, so, time to pick up the brush and have at it!

This was done yesterday. 1h30min of work and a half decent result.



Comments welcome!

Time to go to the paint station again!

Cheers.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2013, 12:08:01 AM by Kalrath »

Offline Kalrath

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2013, 10:00:56 PM »
Well, done for today! Yay!

Here is the result thus far:

Crapy phone picture warning!


See you tomorrow!
« Last Edit: October 05, 2013, 12:08:25 AM by Kalrath »

Offline Cam

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 10:32:20 PM »
Those hammers of ulric look really nice. Where's the banner from?

Offline Kalrath

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2013, 10:41:33 PM »
Thanks!

The Banner if from the old Chaos Marauder Horsemen I think.

Offline OttoVonBlotto

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2013, 11:55:35 PM »
Looking forward to watching this develop.

Offline Rowly

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2013, 10:56:52 AM »
I love the skin tone.

Anything special for that?

Offline Kalrath

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2013, 11:17:29 PM »
Hi there!

Thanks! The Skin tone has nothing to it, simple elfskintone, followed by sepia wash and highlight with pale flesh  (Vallejo Colors)

Well, it's that time of the day again!

Today I tried to exceed the headcount and see how long it took. Today the goal was 2 minis in 1h30. Managed to do it in 2h. Here is the current status:



Apologies for the crapy pic, I'll get proper ones in the weekend.

Cheers!
« Last Edit: October 05, 2013, 12:08:49 AM by Kalrath »

Offline Smiesk0986

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2013, 11:58:57 AM »
This be exciting indeed!! :icon_biggrin: Looking forward to seeing more if this!

Offline Kalrath

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2013, 12:16:14 AM »
Hi!

Managed to reach quota today, just barely.

Last Row complete!



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Cheers!

Offline Kalrath

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2013, 10:25:06 PM »
Hi there!

Time to kick to high gear!

Here is this weekend's progress:



C&C welcome.

Cheers.

Offline mr chumley warner

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2013, 07:28:59 PM »
Hi there!

So, after being inspired by the awesome Chumley's Plog, I've decided to take my Empire minis from storage and start marching them to the paint station (Well first to the closet near the painting station and then bla bla bla...)


Nice to know that I inspire such activity!

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Offline Kalrath

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2013, 10:25:53 PM »

Nice to know that I inspire such activity!


Guilty as charged! Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the progress for the last couple of days:



Cheers!

Offline mr chumley warner

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2013, 10:23:40 AM »
Nice vivid colours, awesome!

Advice:

Photos - get a light box set up and take shots using macro mode against a white BG

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Konig-Portable-including-Coloured-Backgrounds/dp/B00140RTJU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1381314041&sr=8-2&keywords=photo+light+box

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DL this for free

http://www.gimp.org/

then open ya pics, click colour , levels, auto, and it corrects the image lighting levels , works wonders

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Basing

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Static-grass-tufts-80-combination-options-Self-adhesive-Scenic-Landscape-/271214509707?pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_RL&var=570161723710&hash=item3f25a4fe8b

Use sand, and some tufts !

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Job on!
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Offline Kalrath

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2013, 12:00:20 AM »
Hi there!

Haven't been around for a while, but don't worry, progress has been made!

Thanks for the support and advice mr chumley! I will be following your advice as soon as the sand and flock arrive. Hopefully in a couple of weeks! Until then, I'll keep on treading!

Now for the Progress report. 1st regiment of 20 is done! Yay!

Command Group:




Company of Honor 0.5


Next up is the this regiment's twin.

Cheers!
« Last Edit: October 20, 2013, 10:13:34 PM by Kalrath »

Offline Kalrath

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2013, 10:15:35 PM »
Hi there!

Here is this weekend's progress:



Total so far: 25 Halberdiers.

A week from today I hope to have 35! Fingers crossed!

Cheers!

Offline Hoodling

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2013, 07:53:36 AM »
That little griffon looks great.

Keep at it!

Offline Kalrath

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2013, 10:50:13 PM »
Thanks!

Done for the day;



26 and counting.

Offline Kalrath

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2013, 12:12:18 AM »
Hi there!

Here is this week's progress: 10 new members for the main "Company of Honour" Regiment



Total of this regiment until now: 15
Total since the 1st of Octobre: 35!

By weeks end I should get this regiment finished and awaiting basing, and my basing supplies should get here the 8th.

Cheers!!

Offline Matthammer

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Re: Grand Army Of the Empire Plog
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2013, 07:39:42 AM »
I am loving this, you are very inspiring! such a clean and neat look! I aim to also achieve similar results, I'm new by the way, thanks for the inspiration and I'm gonna go paint now!! love the little griffon I'm tossing up doing a regiment of them :P lol , maybe another time.
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