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Warlord's wandering wonderings - HoMM3 Tower units
« on: October 19, 2016, 01:37:28 PM »
So, I never had one of these before.
I used to just post the odd thread here and there whenever I could be bother taking so photos, hosting them, and writing up a post.

But I thought, I do a bunch of various other bits and pieces nowadays, and with a son, and daughter on the way, the amount of time I will have is only going to get less, so might as well contribute more about the less that I am doing...

Where to start?

Such a good question, and.... well I don't know  :blush:

But here goes!
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - (Intro)
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 01:50:26 PM »
Well, I guess first, I thought I would put in some shameless plugs to some of my older topics I posted:

http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php/topic,14837.0.html
An old post where I tried to photograph everything I had.
I have a lot more than that now.

http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php/topic,25591.0.html
My Hochland army. I think I need to take some better pictures of these guys, and some more group shots.
And some pics of finished stuff - like my converted Demi-gryphs.
Just noticed I haven't posted anything in there since 2012. And even further back, that I started it in 2006! That's depressing.

http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php/topic,51698.0.html
Most recently, the army I gifted a friend (and also to clear out space)
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - (Intro)
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 02:02:38 PM »
I always loved Hochland colors - my boss when I worked at GW had a Hochland army. Just great colors. Your armies look great - wonderful stuff!
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Dogs of War kitbashes
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 01:15:08 PM »
Quite a few years ago now, when Dogs of War were still a thing, I was going to write a bunch of articles about how you can kitbash any unit with the existing plastics range.

Most were simple.

For example, here is a smaller calibre cannon, by cutting off some of the length of the normal cannon, wheel swap, and using the mortar struts:



A Paymaster (or Empire Merchant) using the fat Bret body and some bits.





Ruglud's armoured orcs - just with the 6th ed archer bodies, arm swaps and a 7th ed Empire crossbow (they are bigger scale).





Slayer Pirates - just hand swaps with pistols. Could easily be painted with red beards  :happy:



Ghazak Khan, mainly with a wicker shield cut up to use as armour pieces.





Dark Emmissary from a corpse cart rider, and various other bits.




There were a bunch of other things I made, but I don't think I have photos of them handy.
The Galloper Gun kitbash I really liked - may take a photo of it someday.
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Dogs of war kit bashes
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 03:30:13 PM »
wow very cool work dude
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Dogs of war kit bashes
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 04:30:27 PM »
I vaguely recall seeing your Hochland figures years ago, and it is good to see them again.  Enjoying your conversions shown in this thread, too!

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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Dogs of war kit bashes
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2016, 09:19:37 PM »
I want to see those conversions painted up, you can also do more and show them, they are very inspiring and get the creative juices flowing.  steveb

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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Dogs of war kit bashes
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2016, 11:36:02 AM »
Thanks guys.

Yeah, the Hochlanders needs some attention to get finished. I really want 10 Marksmen of Miragliano to finish them...

I will get around to painting these kitbashes as some point. So much to paint though!

Anyway, here is the Galloper Gun kitbash I was talking about. Mainly used bits from the Helstorm kit - and the gun tube is from a dwarf organ gun.









Then here is a VERY simple kitbash for a paymaster's cart, using the long board piece from the Helstorm kit, some chain, and the dwarf treasure cart from the 7th ed starter box.



Here it is with the paymaster from before:



Lastly here were some simple 'Birdmen of Catrazza' or 'Gargoyles of Barda inspired' replacements....



Ungors with the 40k Tyranid Gargoyle wings, and goblin archer arms.
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Dogs of war kit bashes
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2016, 01:08:06 PM »
Looking good! Very creative.

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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Dogs of war kit bashes
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2016, 01:46:59 PM »
I love the galloper gun conversion! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Dogs of war kit bashes
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2016, 08:30:47 PM »
I love the galloper gun conversion!

Me too. Simple and effective - my favorite type of conversion.

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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Dogs of war kit bashes
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2016, 08:55:04 PM »
I love the galloper gun conversion! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::

+1

Overall very satisfying modelling.  :-)

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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Dogs of war kit bashes
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2016, 03:29:37 AM »
The Gargoyles of Barda are an often overlooked Dogs of War unit. They are tough and they can fly.  I cannot wait to see yours painted up.  steveb

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Thanks guys. I thought you would like the kitbashed galloper.
And yeah, I agree Steve, the Gargoyles are often overlooked. I am sure I will paint these guys one day.
At the moment, I am more trying to focus on assembling to reduce space, and then will come around to painting another day..... that said, I am more interested in painting than assembling at the moment, so lets see what I end up painting....

In the meantime, I thought I would share my scratch built / converted / kitbashed Coven Throne / Mortis Engine, because I never really liked the new massive ones...





Now for a Coven Throne, just add lahmian vampires...







And for a Mortis Engine, I had an 'Arc' type thing from a miniature I picked up a while back. I figure I put that on there, and a Necromancer, and away we go!


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Very nice bunch of conversions, particularly the last one. Still considering how to DIY a Mortis Engine so good to see new ideas.

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Great conversions - the galloper guns were some of the first models my friend bought (and so some of the first models I've ever seen) all those years ago. I really like your take on them - using the Organ Gun bits was very clever! I also used that fat Bret body for a conversion, there's just not enough fat people in warhammer  :biggriin:
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Fantastic conversations! I really like the multiuse mortis/coven throne. The mini arc piece in particular looks good.

The Lahmian vamps are just daemonettes aren't they?

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Nice. Where do you get your thin plastic wheels? I particularly like the galloper gun.
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Very nice bunch of conversions, particularly the last one. Still considering how to DIY a Mortis Engine so good to see new ideas.

Thanks. Yeah, I know its not especially fancy. But I hate the size of the GW models - so huge. I had some of those bits from the 40k terrain, and really wanted to do something with them. I On the back, I have an Empire banner hanging, and towards the bottom I used one of those skull pieces from the Arcane Ruins.
Its not pictured well, but I put a flagellant with 2 bells in between the horses, to represent the banshee effect that one (or both) of the enchanted chariots has.

Great conversions - the galloper guns were some of the first models my friend bought (and so some of the first models I've ever seen) all those years ago. I really like your take on them - using the Organ Gun bits was very clever! I also used that fat Bret body for a conversion, there's just not enough fat people in warhammer  :biggriin:

Thanks! Yeah, all the other barrels were too big for what is supposed to be a small calibre mobile field gun. I haven't assembled whats left of the Organ gun yet though.... ::heretic::
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The Lahmian vamps are just daemonettes aren't they?

Correct. With a breastpiece added to the other side, and high elf archer legs. And Wood Elf hands or the empire militia gloved dagger hands.
I have a unit of 20 I made, as stand-in ghouls (I don't like the ghoul models)

Nice. Where do you get your thin plastic wheels? I particularly like the galloper gun.

Tomb King Chariots.
Thanks! Me too. Its great when a model just comes together how you want it to.
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Very nice bunch of conversions, particularly the last one. Still considering how to DIY a Mortis Engine so good to see new ideas.

Thanks. Yeah, I know its not especially fancy. But I hate the size of the GW models - so huge.
You can really tell with the newer models that they want to fit their monsters on chariot bases for playability, but keep running out of ground area and design them to be absurdly tall instead. Compare



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I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

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@ Warlord: Excellent conversion! And very efficient too.

@ Patsy: Very true that. Which underpins GW's  stated aim of being a model, not a gaming company.
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Goblin conversion into...?
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2016, 01:41:57 PM »
@ Warlord: Excellent conversion! And very efficient too.

Thank you  :happy:

@ Patsy - spot on. Their model for it is huge. I only like having 1 or 2 huge models in an army, and I already bought the Terrorgheist.


In the mean time, I have started some work on these guys... been sitting in my to do pile for a while.
Any guesses what they will be?



Maybe to go with this one in the same army...


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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Goblin conversion into...?
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2016, 01:28:56 AM »
No guesses? No heroes 3 fans out there?



Some Gremlins and a Naga. Based on these guys:



I may use those Gargoyles too. I have a plan for Magi. I have an inkling for something for Golems, and I have 3 Genies for an Araby army I was going to make.... I will need something for a Titan....
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Re: Warlord's wandering wonderings - Goblin conversion into...?
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2016, 01:52:49 PM »
OMG! The nags! Awesome. I loved this game and I completely drew a blank. This screenshot brings back pleasant memories.
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