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Offline HertugenAfHest

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Thank you all, it's very motivating to get such positive responses  :blush:

Here's the first nightman of Stoltzenburg, all painted up and based. I kinda had some issues with the black on the torch, can anyone recomend a matt black that's actually matt? I'm currently using army painter's matt black, but I feel like it's still glossy..



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He looks cool! :icon_biggrin: :eusa_clap:
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Very nice! For some reason I expected him to get a very dark paintjob, but the lighter colours on the gambeson look really good.

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Offline HertugenAfHest

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Thank you all very much.  :biggriin:
I tried out a darker colour composition at first, but he became kinda evil-looking, so I chose a lighter colour scheme to make him look a bit more interesting.
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I'm currently working on Hrothgorn, but finding the time and energy isn't always the easiest thing, when I have my own little gnoblar to take care of and a full time job. Fortunately I commute to work, so I spend some time on the train drawing and sketching. I am currently working on a roster for a halfling warband, named 'Gamfast Gluttons'. The warband is designed around the idea of a bunch of bon vivant's, who risk their lives in search of the pleasures of life. Their leader is, of course, Gamfast Widebelly, chef extraordinaire. Assigning a small story to each character helps me determine the colourschemes of each mini.



Hopefully I can post a picture of the finished Hrothgorn soon.  :blush:
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That looks great, congrats! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap:

And by the way ... keeping tending to the gnoblar ... so it doesn't grow into an ogre! :icon_wink:
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Offline HertugenAfHest

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Thank you! I got some work done on Hrothgorn yesterday, so hopefully he'll be finished before the end of this week.

Currently I am the ogre, seeing as I am daily fighting the urge to take a bite out of her ears..  :-P Hopefully, she will grow to be a strong imperial lady, with an army of her own some day. :happy:
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Re: Hertugens sporadic miniature extravanganza - Hrothgorn the ogre
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2022, 07:11:28 AM »
Finally, he is done! I find it hard to get a good photograph of my minis. Either, they tend to be too dimly lit, which makes it hard to spot all the nuances and details, OR they are too brightly lit, which makes them look like crap.. :eusa_wall: Does anyone have any good tips?

I'm pretty happy with the result, and I think he will be put in a winterthemed warband at some point. :smile2:





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Re: Hertugens sporadic miniature extravanganza - Hrothgorn the ogre
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2022, 07:40:39 AM »
Great job

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Re: Hertugens sporadic miniature extravanganza - Hrothgorn the ogre
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2022, 12:41:21 PM »
He looks great! and a Beartrap-harpoon-crosbowbolt is a wonderfully warhammery type of ammunition  :biggriin:

I'm no expert when it comes to taking pictures, I used to put the minis in my windowsill and set a thin sheet of foam (I think it was a screenprotector for a monitor) against the window. The foam helped diffuse the sunlight, and made for a nice bright white background.

But I got a LED desklight for Christmas and find it does a decent job illuminating my minis. I use a white base and background and wiggle the desklight around untill I find a position where it doesn't cast any crazy shadows. Hardly a professional set-up, but if it works..

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Re: Hertugens sporadic miniature extravanganza - Hrothgorn the ogre
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2022, 12:54:11 PM »
Fabulous figure! If I recall, he comes from the Beastgrave series, and believe I have him.

Your painting has done him much justice, and I think your photo came out well. :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Re: Hertugens sporadic miniature extravanganza - Hrothgorn the ogre
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2022, 03:39:09 PM »
Wow, you should be proud! That's amazing!  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
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Offline HertugenAfHest

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Re: Hertugens sporadic miniature extravanganza - Hrothgorn the ogre
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2022, 06:11:47 PM »
Thank you All, your kind words inspired me to start another project, so Iíve begun painting Hugo le Petit, as he was next in Line in my Ďprimed and readyí box. :biggriin:
Iíll definitely try using something to diffuse the light next time, perhaps some bakingpaper could be used. :smile2:
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Re: Hertugens sporadic miniature extravanganza - Hugo le petit
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2022, 10:15:21 AM »
I've painted the old Hugo le petit miniature, but as an Imperial kennelmaster. I am currently looking through my bitsbox to find a couple of dogs for him. I will post new pictures, when his dogs are painted.





Also, I am working on my halfling warband 'Gamfasts Gluttons', and have made this little conversion that I'm quite pleased with. I imagine him as a halfling engineer, who's joined the warband in search of tech.





Cheers !  :biggriin:
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I like the kennel master!  And a halfing sniper ... cool! :icon_biggrin: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Great work! I love the halfling and Hugo is always cool to see.

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I really dig the Ratling to Engineer conversion job
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Offline HertugenAfHest

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Thank you All, Iím really looking forward to painting the Halfling Engineer! Itíll be interesting to see how hard it will be to cover up the fact that he is a timetravelling ratling.. :closed-eyes:

Hopefully Iíll get some priming done this weekend. :mellow:
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Offline HertugenAfHest

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Got a bunch of minis primed this weekend AND startet working on my halfling warbands sommelier, Bottin Widebelly.



It's still a work in progress, but we're getting there. :closed-eyes:
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Re: Hertugens sporadic miniature extravanganza - Bottin Widebelly
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2022, 11:21:09 AM »
A jolly looking chap indeed! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: Hertugens sporadic miniature extravanganza - Bottin Widebelly
« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2022, 03:37:37 PM »
Very nice! The flagon is a great idea.