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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #50 on: May 25, 2022, 11:27:34 AM »
How was it arrived at to use Agrax earth shade instead of Reikland flesh?  I used Reikland flesh last night on some faces and hands for some Genovese crossbowmen, and it worked out relatively well.
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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2022, 01:37:28 PM »
I happen to have that shade as it was recommended. I do feel happy with it, though, and hopefully it will complement my block/cartoon style on the rest of the figure!

I bet your Genovese xbowmen are a bit taller than these chaps!
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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2022, 07:16:45 PM »
I may give it a go at some point.  The Genovese crossbowmen are an older make of 25mm, before 28mm was much of a thing.
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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2022, 05:27:33 PM »
On with several projects right now, all needed for the next big campaign report.

Here is the almost complete casualty wagon (Perry Miniatures) ...



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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2022, 02:45:06 AM »
I love this sort of thing. Great job :::cheers:::
BTW i know a Vietnam vet. His first job upon arriving at the base was hosing out the medivac choppers

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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2022, 09:40:22 AM »
@ Rowsdowser: Not a good start to his war. But then again, I doubt any part of his war felt 'good'.

Meanwhile, here's an even more unusual little piece I need for the next report.



I tell you, it is so useful having a stack of bits boxes going back for decades. I have even had several people sending me bits, which almost always come in useful. Maybe ten or more years later, but they are so often exactly what I need for something.
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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #56 on: July 20, 2022, 11:04:01 AM »
The bound halfling from the 6th edition metal giant kit I do believe. Have one of those in my own bits never found the right project for it yet.
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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #57 on: July 20, 2022, 01:36:45 PM »
@ Rowsdowser: Not a good start to his war. But then again, I doubt any part of his war felt 'good'.

Meanwhile, here's an even more unusual little piece I need for the next report.



I tell you, it is so useful having a stack of bits boxes going back for decades. I have even had several people sending me bits, which almost always come in useful. Maybe ten or more years later, but they are so often exactly what I need for something.

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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2022, 10:01:35 PM »
Trying for more subtle faces than I have ever painted (in several decades and on thousands of figures) and I think I am getting closer  ...

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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #59 on: July 24, 2022, 12:02:52 AM »
Very good! :icon_cool: :eusa_clap:
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

"The beauty of curiosity and creativity is so much more useful than the passion of fear." me

"Until death it is all life." Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2022, 12:39:20 PM »
Reminds me of the old 'Fat' merchant and town clerk miniatures. I forever regret not buying them

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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #61 on: September 22, 2022, 06:42:05 PM »
I have completed a new Sartosan Pirate regiment for the campaign army. As with the rest of the army, I used an old fan-made army list which I can no longer find on the web, and modified a little to suit the figures I had. I got the idea for this new crew by being talked into buying the new ogre pirate model now available in Warhammer stores. He’s a lovely figure. I forgot to model and paint his parrot, but I will do so before he is used on the tabletop. I put him on a square base as our campaign began many years ago during 8th ed, and is still using 8th ed rules.

Here's the whole regiment …


And here is Kroll in his front-rank position …


Kroll!


OGRE CAPTAIN KROLL
Kroll M4 WS5 S4 S5 T5 W4 I3 A4 Ld8
Giant Parrot M- WS2 BS- S2 T- W- I2 A1 Ld-
Sea Legs; Fear; Impact Hits: Immune to Psychology; Brace of handguns; Lucky Smasher (magic weapon):All Attacks at Multiple Wounds (D3). Can re-roll 1’s to hit.
Giant Parrot: The parrot cannot fly away (it has been clipped) but it can bite! In 1st round of combat, enemies in base contact with crusher are at -1 to hit.



His crew are Wargames Foundry models (all but one) and are definitely fantasy pirates due to the ear-rings and head/waist scarves which were only really ever in illustrations of pirates not actually worn by early 18th century pirates. (Blame the late 19th century, American illustrator Howard Pyle for the look, based on Spanish folk costume of the time - done so that readers would know who was meant to be who in illustrations!)

I did not have quite enough models for a full regiment of axemen, so I used a spare older Games Workshop/Citadel plastic Free Company figure, and some orcs based on 20mm bases, and two big orcs based on 40x40mm bases (unit filler FTW) thus gaining the necessary footprint of 26 crew.

26 PIRATE CREW: KROLL’s Crew
Crewman M4 WS3 BS3 S3 T3 W1 I3 A1 Ld7
Scallywag M4 WS3 BS3 S3 T3 W1 I3 A2 Ld7
Scallywag. Sea Shanty Singer. Standard Bearer. Boarding Axes = Great Weapons

These illustrations show just the new figures, and the old GW plastic in the rear rank …

First rank


Second rank


Third rank


Fourth rank


Fifth rank (with a GW model, painted back when I still used enamels)


And the unit fillers …

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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #62 on: September 22, 2022, 08:04:06 PM »
Awesome! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :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: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #63 on: September 23, 2022, 04:28:29 AM »
Bring them over. My pirates can fight yours.
P.S I'm going to turn the female figure from the vampire hunters box into a Governess for my pirate army

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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #64 on: September 23, 2022, 10:59:41 AM »
Great painting job and an awesome idea.

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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2022, 11:14:17 AM »
I'm starting to wonder why I stuck with my enamels cartoon style so long. I actually like my figures' faces now!
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Re: A Painting Blog for my Tilean Campaign
« Reply #66 on: Today at 02:55:09 PM »
Habit maybe. After all it is what you knew. These figures are very nice