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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (OWAC Sea Elves)
« Reply #1375 on: April 02, 2019, 05:07:22 AM »
Thanks!

Are you after specific shields? I have A LOT of shields...

Been trying to find some of the newer embossed elf shields. I think there were several different sets. Harder than I thought it would be. Would like to save my plain shields for other purposes. The sea elves have been a long-lingering project, so I'm not rushed. To be honest, I'm happy the figures are finally getting paint on them at all.  :icon_lol:

These are the ancient oneposer plastics? You've done them really well!  :eusa_clap:

Yes, from the 4th ed. box. They're not spectacular figures, but they are definitely solid rank & file troops.

Having the different colors reminds me of how 023 painted his Marienburg army. :icon_cool: :::cheers:::

Thanks. I was going for something sort of like that. Rather than mercenaries, they're a composite of bits and pieces of guards, soldiers, and militia from various elven merchant houses in Marienburg. So still not uniform -- not a royal or noble army. Something smaller, but having a common color palette reflecting that of the sea & sky.


Been working on these three figures since the tail end of Deadcember. Snail's pace given that they're a speed-painting dream, but they're finally done.




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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (OWAC Sea Elves)
« Reply #1376 on: April 02, 2019, 12:55:31 PM »
Are you after specific shields? I have A LOT of shields...

Been trying to find some of the newer embossed elf shields. I think there were several different sets. Harder than I thought it would be. Would like to save my plain shields for other purposes. The sea elves have been a long-lingering project, so I'm not rushed. To be honest, I'm happy the figures are finally getting paint on them at all.  :icon_lol:

I have a lot of shields too.
I think.
Mainly from the Silver Helms? I will check, but might be a week before I can tell you - Tuesday's are my day for a bit of hobby if all goes well.
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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Trolls! again)
« Reply #1377 on: April 16, 2019, 02:35:43 AM »
The three most recent Satyr Art Studio bog trolls have been painted!



Group pic with the previous sets.


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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Trolls! again)
« Reply #1378 on: April 16, 2019, 01:03:55 PM »
I like the variation of blue. it adds character and realism.
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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Trolls! again)
« Reply #1379 on: April 18, 2019, 10:02:42 PM »
very cool
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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Trolls! again)
« Reply #1380 on: April 21, 2019, 05:01:42 PM »

Giant & troll. More pics & info on the website: https://www.zerotwentythree.com/2019/04/big-april-19.html




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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Trolls! again)
« Reply #1381 on: April 22, 2019, 12:31:44 PM »
I was almost to ready to see a giant eating a troll.  :laugh: Probably would have been too much.

Love your painting.  :-)

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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Trolls! again)
« Reply #1382 on: April 29, 2019, 01:39:35 AM »
Hard to get a clear shot, but here's a couple of close ups of the unfortunate victim that were requested at the LAF.

Photo of all the painted (so far) giants on my blog: https://www.zerotwentythree.com/2019/04/giants-to-sea-elves.html






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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Trolls! again)
« Reply #1383 on: April 29, 2019, 11:03:11 AM »
Great job on the eyes!
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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Trolls! again)
« Reply #1384 on: April 29, 2019, 11:52:58 AM »
Yup, great work on the whole face, in fact :eusa_clap:

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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Trolls! again)
« Reply #1385 on: May 01, 2019, 04:21:38 AM »
the finger nails.  ::heretic:: they can't be unseen!
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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Trolls! again)
« Reply #1386 on: May 02, 2019, 08:11:54 PM »
That dude looks convincingly scared.
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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Trolls! again)
« Reply #1387 on: July 05, 2019, 04:09:58 AM »

I've been neglecting the forums lately. Work got extremely busy, I've had to travel a lot the past two months, and I've had a lot of overtime, late nights, etc. I'm hoping things return to normal soon.

I've (barely) managed to keep up with the Old World Army Challenge, and finished my final entry -- for June.



More words and photos at the site: https://oldworldarmychallenge.blogspot.com/2019/07/zerotwentythrees-june-sea-elves-316-pts.html

I'll be posting a fully army shot & OWAC wrap-up soon. I think I missed sharing my last entry -- it's also on the OWAC, as are a lot of other great oldschool WFB armies.

For a change of pace, I'm thinking about painting an old dragon. I stripped some of my old ones a while ago. Here's my available options:




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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (OWAC Sea Elves)
« Reply #1388 on: July 05, 2019, 04:40:54 AM »
whoa that's amazing stuff
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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (OWAC Sea Elves)
« Reply #1389 on: July 07, 2019, 12:58:50 PM »
Love that chariot, it has escaped my collection because I've never really done Elves and they now change hands for 100+ ... maybe one day?

I do love a dragon, not sure if I've got that old Ral Partha one though. I have a list somewhere, but without pictures on it it's hard to remember what is which.

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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (OWAC Sea Elves)
« Reply #1390 on: July 22, 2019, 05:26:24 AM »
Love that chariot, it has escaped my collection because I've never really done Elves and they now change hands for 100+ ... maybe one day?

Funny story... before the "oldhammer" craze hit, I was trying to sell that chariot for us$20 for years. Listed it on eBay, took it to gaming convention flea markets... but it was the one thing that never sold. So I figured I HAD to paint it. Stupid elf chariot...  :icon_lol:

Still waffling on the dragon(s). But I painted some more hobbits...



And put together my first Oathmark human, which will be the start of a small faction (very) similar to the half orc faction I've been painting the past few years. In fact, I plan on having enough human bandits/rebels/rough mercenaries to combine into a single large army.... if they could ever be united.  :wink:


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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Hobbits & Oathmark humans)
« Reply #1391 on: July 22, 2019, 03:40:11 PM »
I love the Oathmark humans kit.  I've only managed to make a few bowman so far.  I can't wait to get my Forgotten Worlds Northman and maybe build some kind of Border Princes army out of them and the Oathmark guys.

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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Hobbits & Oathmark humans)
« Reply #1392 on: July 22, 2019, 05:47:49 PM »
Oooh!  That's a good idea! :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::

I'm very much into the concept of the Border Princes, and I like the idea of mixing and matching various figures to make up these armies.
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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Hobbits & Oathmark humans)
« Reply #1393 on: July 28, 2019, 01:06:00 AM »
I love the Oathmark humans kit.  I've only managed to make a few bowman so far.  I can't wait to get my Forgotten Worlds Northman and maybe build some kind of Border Princes army out of them and the Oathmark guys.


Oooh!  That's a good idea! :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::

I'm very much into the concept of the Border Princes, and I like the idea of mixing and matching various figures to make up these armies.



That could look good. I'd like to see how the kits scale up with each other!

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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Hobbits & Oathmark humans)
« Reply #1394 on: July 28, 2019, 06:41:07 AM »
I experimentally put together some more Oathmark humans. Ten total so far. I mixed in some Citadel bits on half of them (mostly heads). I tried out the advice in the replies from the last entry on my blog. I ended up cutting the bases completely off because it was fairly clean & easy. I went with the Citadel beveled bases because they then fit pretty cleanly on those, and also I'm out of my home-made bases and don't have the patience to wait to cut them. ;) But the Citadel bases also help give a little extra height to the minis.

At any rate, the bits mostly mixed well (just a little neck trimming) and they rank up better than I had thought they would! I'm thinking if I pick up a second box, I can field two regiments of 25 melee troops, plus 10 archers. A good core for a small bandit/rebel/militia/whatever force.





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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Hobbits & Oathmark humans)
« Reply #1395 on: July 28, 2019, 07:26:43 AM »
I'm still not sure about the shields. Square seems odd. I'll probably stick with the square shields though, just because it is odd I guess and will keep them more fantasy looking rather then historical.

 

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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Hobbits & Oathmark humans)
« Reply #1396 on: July 28, 2019, 11:43:36 AM »
Same, love the miniatures but the shields are oddly themed. Doesn't look terrible, but I'd be inclined to replace them with e.g. pavises or somesuch.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Hobbits & Oathmark humans)
« Reply #1397 on: July 28, 2019, 10:50:24 PM »
The shields seem pretty divisive. When the figures first came out I knew I would eventually get some, and my initial plan was to replace the shields with round ones. But after ruminating on it for a while, I decided to use the rectangular shields for a different look than usual.

They remind me of the shields that come with some of Foundry's ancient Germans. I may even paint some ancient German/Gallic animal designed on them. They also look a bit like flattened Roman scuta, which evolved through a number of forms, both oval and rectangular, flat and curved. (But AFAIK never had the flat + rectangle combo.)




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Plus, I'm using ancient Germans (including some with similar shields) as the Undeadish -- corrupted bandits & mountain folk. So it works for me in an unexpected way.



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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Hobbits & Oathmark humans)
« Reply #1398 on: July 28, 2019, 11:07:10 PM »
Yeah, they look like ancient Italian shields. Go for it if it works for your theme.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

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Re: Pandemonium Multi-PLog (Hobbits & Oathmark humans)
« Reply #1399 on: July 28, 2019, 11:58:43 PM »
The square shields are different.  Almost like some sort of Roman shields?  Maybe that's because of the boss though.

I'm not really concerned because it is fantasy.
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