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Title: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 18, 2016, 08:08:57 PM
Greetings,

As some of you already know, my friends and I are preparing a massive game around the historical Battle at the Gates of Kislev. No?! you didn't know it yet?! How is that possible?! Click here now! http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php/topic,51441.0.html
Well, for the rest, I like to share with you some of our works.
This is a big project: I have an entire imperial army (about 10.000 points) to paint in 7 months (plus scenery, plus some chaos units, plus conversions). Please, can you pray for me?

Anyway, it must be done.

And to start this blog, let me show you what I've been working on lasts weeks: an special war altar of Sigmar inspired in an awesome illustration of the warhammer rulebook of 7th edition. It's not finished yet: it remains a unit of 20 flagelants in chains pulling it.
Hope you like it! Any comment will be welcome.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-L3QFa3DSx0E/VuxbjsLIHYI/AAAAAAAADiI/3hUJ2-AVPzwSWjjSaail0a3JP011wPjjA/s1600/DSC_1442.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mGpsIYmUGkY/VuxbjubbufI/AAAAAAAADiA/S7-OtSovmm4K9VDdL6E7NDPFUBeL92xTA/s1600/DSC_1445.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NCZ8uI9HcYQ/VuxbNBkD9yI/AAAAAAAADh8/uNq9HNifIloj4Fd6GBrEcAhGGnTIShJGw/s1600/DSC_1449.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4c3OFB3Vp40/VuxfpZmOU2I/AAAAAAAADic/j-ehbCETzW809_0niPJznJuAccjBoN20A/s1600/DSC_1452.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on March 19, 2016, 12:24:02 AM
WOW
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on March 19, 2016, 12:30:16 AM
very impressive.  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Gankom on March 19, 2016, 06:12:46 AM
Now that is a war altar truly worthy of sigmar. !
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 19, 2016, 06:35:35 AM
Thank you. This is the illustration that inspired me. Neverless, I don't you who is his author; maybe Paul Dainton or Karl Kopinsky?

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vumcl_ANV6k/Vq5Kce2rurI/AAAAAAAADQw/W0UP1P8MvWM/s1600/Altar%2Bprint.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Shadespyre on March 19, 2016, 01:20:02 PM
That is really, really cool!

If I had one tiny criticism, it's that the big open deck of the altar looks a bit empty. Maybe some more crew or more fire or more relics or more trophies?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 20, 2016, 06:54:44 AM
You are right. The first idea was to put some little torches on the flancs, but I didn't achieve it. If I can find another crew, this could be an improvement. Will see... For now I will leave it in this way while painting another stuff.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: VonOttenheim on March 20, 2016, 04:08:11 PM
Coolness  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

True massive heroic Warhammer style.  :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Padre on March 20, 2016, 04:20:48 PM
It's a great piece and very well done. But .. you're gonna need more than 20 flagellants to pull that!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: carturello on March 20, 2016, 04:52:32 PM
Wow! This is great idea as a Great project! Good lucky and good work!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on March 20, 2016, 05:05:10 PM
It's a great piece and very well done. But .. you're gonna need more than 20 flagellants to pull that!
true that. it could be a crazy mixture of draft animals and flagellants as well.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Booah on March 20, 2016, 08:18:52 PM
I echo what had been said. That War Altar is amazing. This sonds like a brilliant project.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on March 20, 2016, 11:39:13 PM
14 of the torch heads like the priest is holding, would look fantastic with seven on each side.  that would also make it look a little more dynamic due to the flame action/direction.  perhapsif you do not have 14 we could take up a collection from forum members and see if we could get you that many, are you interested in doing that?  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Mightymatt88 on March 21, 2016, 02:40:02 PM
 :-o

Wow! Phenominal! That a an incredible WAlter! I can't wait to see what else you have brewing...
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 23, 2016, 06:31:12 AM
Sorry for the delay. I've been very busy these days.

It's a great piece and very well done. But .. you're gonna need more than 20 flagellants to pull that!
true that. it could be a crazy mixture of draft animals and flagellants as well.

Hmmm... I will think about that

14 of the torch heads like the priest is holding, would look fantastic with seven on each side.  that would also make it look a little more dynamic due to the flame action/direction.  perhapsif you do not have 14 we could take up a collection from forum members and see if we could get you that many, are you interested in doing that?  steveb

Wow! I didn't think in the flaming flagellants heads... nice idea! Maybe 14 is too many but I'm sure I got 10 of them, at least. Thank you very much about the offer Steveb.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 23, 2016, 09:45:08 AM
Well, last weekend I finally finished my first imperial unit ever. And it was not 10 handgunners or 20 spearmen... but an horde of 59 swordmen! (and 2 captains)
My own army comes from Ostermark (the reason is simply: I like his colours acheme the most), and this is good for our game, since Ostermark is the closest province to Kislev, so it's seems plausible that Ortermak provides a lot of troops in the Battle at the Gates of Kislev.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Y7ezji3JxYc/VvJeB9iClmI/AAAAAAAADjA/zK-vVH35VrgvwVXEH3bQsfVJdK3c57r7A/s1600/DSC_1477.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-inHvVIBo8pU/VvJfzxPv1iI/AAAAAAAADjM/P8Dufm_YTEYYWD-yY0KZUq9-x8iMIzR0g/s1600/DSC_1474.jpg)

The standard is not finished yet; first I will paint the rest of the standardbearers of the army and then I will paint all the standards together.

Lastly, I want to comment that 90% of my army is second handed (not sure if that expression is correct. I mean I bought it not new but already used, from other gamers). The advantage is that is cheaper, and they are already assembled and mostly printed. So I gain a lot of time. Disavantage: the painting is not good and they are not polished. I will repaint all of them but first I had to polish them all: about 450 infantry models (only infantry!!). I spent almost a week to prepare all of them... and yes, it wasn't funny... :icon_lol:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/kNZIv3JaAzATQfoxwDh2G7NEZ_SetZfcxNO8_27rDVgSB6V7P0HEDIbLmDN32bYiVSR-ohZVpVR27mfbT8HzYm7RWUDOdss_6SmnnLqQkLas4QCePPHjmiV2sCLixTnB-S8Jy9XUjw5ddOCzbauaEQQapvdE-M482DaGIFe2FyRJeH_5pSaklnG7G2tPPISp7A7zND7eqZOXL01PGuoItT4cTMpzML4aljZLqEyE-8isbTBcRg2GVeXhkecwtlC5UzlVybcGoQ9qoZ7oL8aybaoSeB-wwEqRYfq3F0MFn_nMHgU4JHn2dnZlHcJkgHCjUyoSbbIn64zhFWIJMfYdVP9WvwZvd2O4gWinw-FGV2fTA9biWkzN08Yt0D9CI4_PZIXawaL8y-gl2PLg96O9wErblNrM3cUx7Hzg6REonjAzgYPiFiD_Q0-uBzG_5LlsNFo0mhYh5RmGcHP9VY-5W-AH7B-pxlWJrtSV1nM1TKaDsg8nDTe2bAYJTgHYrLELIFjb6W4Rdw-gLwMe6yDjROU_U3JHqWqmdWQkybM75IiT2WdFN-plU1N8FafdDKw=w1169-h635-no)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on March 23, 2016, 07:53:56 PM
WOW, sweet army dude
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on March 23, 2016, 07:54:54 PM
Looks like an outstanding paintjob on the State Troopers!  :eusa_clap:  :eusa_clap:  :eusa_clap:

Care to take a closer picture? The captains especially.

Looks like you're proceeding swiftly. Either you must have lots of time, or you are a very fast painter.  :-)

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on March 23, 2016, 11:54:12 PM
Good job! First brick done. On to the next  :-P

I can relate to the pile of used miniatures. That's what I do, too. Buying in bulk is the way to go for big armies. All it takes is some extra blood, sweat and tears and then they can head back into battle.

According to the history books, armies from all provinces joined in at the Gates of Kislev so eventually you will need to tackle your less favorite paint schemes. In fact, if you have 40k points and maybe half is spent on ogres, dwarfs, flagellants, knights and other non-state colored troops, that allows you 2000point armies for ten provinces right there. Sounds intimidating... For major extra cool points on the big day you would set up each provincial army together. They may all have the common goal to postpone the end times but still e.g., the proud Reiklanders wouldn't intermingle with stinky Stirlanders all that much. Gotta keep these guys at arms length.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: S.O.F on March 24, 2016, 12:19:43 AM
In fact, if you have 40k points and maybe half is spent on ogres, dwarfs, flagellants, knights and other non-state colored troops, that allows you 2000point armies for ten provinces right there.

Though in 2301 there would be 11 liveried provinces as the Westerland (Marienburg) would be still considered part of the Empire and it's last Count, Paulus van der Maacht, died during the war whilst on campaign with Magnus perhaps even during the battle itself.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on March 24, 2016, 08:03:53 AM
Fantastic project !
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 24, 2016, 02:58:16 PM
Thank you soldiers!

Looks like an outstanding paintjob on the State Troopers!  :eusa_clap:  :eusa_clap:  :eusa_clap:

Care to take a closer picture? The captains especially.

Looks like you're proceeding swiftly. Either you must have lots of time, or you are a very fast painter.  :-)


Of course! But, as you can see, I'm not very good taking photos... I have to improve my skills on that...

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rhe2EgfnfEI/VvPOYfde9QI/AAAAAAAADlM/vEBOooWSYWAKrBFUrTivuBCe2LNAtBXaQ/s1600/DSC_1482.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mRPHExou870/VvPOYiIQlzI/AAAAAAAADlI/rGS3J3wgxCkqqq1iIhjjkto7VPtCsFfkw/s1600/DSC_1484.jpg)


Good job! First brick done. On to the next  :-P

I can relate to the pile of used miniatures. That's what I do, too. Buying in bulk is the way to go for big armies. All it takes is some extra blood, sweat and tears and then they can head back into battle.

According to the history books, armies from all provinces joined in at the Gates of Kislev so eventually you will need to tackle your less favorite paint schemes. In fact, if you have 40k points and maybe half is spent on ogres, dwarfs, flagellants, knights and other non-state colored troops, that allows you 2000point armies for ten provinces right there. Sounds intimidating... For major extra cool points on the big day you would set up each provincial army together. They may all have the common goal to postpone the end times but still e.g., the proud Reiklanders wouldn't intermingle with stinky Stirlanders all that much. Gotta keep these guys at arms length.

Well first, some considerations: we are 3 imperials collectors in this project. The first one, whose name is Diosko, have a little Middenheim army (about 3.000 point). The second one, Pep, is currently painting his army with stirland's colour scheme (about 10.000 points). His army is oldschool style, so some of you will enjoy watching his models. He also has a unit of each main knighly orders: Panther, Blazing sun, Reiskgard (or whatelse in this battle) and White Wolf. My own army is also about 10-12K points, ready to paint.
So, I have a dilemma right here. I wanted an army enterely from Ostermark and I usually pay special attention in the full army colour scheme. See for example the army of Middenheim of Hoodling's Hole: large army but perfectly united thanks to their limited colour palette. That was what I wanted.
But on the ather hand I want to recreate this battle as "real" as possible, and that means painting units from different provinces...
Ideally, would be enough with 2 or 3 units from the rest of provinces, that means (uncounting Middenland, Ostermark and Stirland), 8 provinces= 16-24 units more. Not only it's difficult to accomplish, but also I don't want 12K points army with an eclectic colour escheme.

Maybe I will chose the aristotellic way and will add some units from other provinces but not all of them... Tomorrow I have a meeting with Pep, the other game-organizer, and we will deliver about that.
But we are agree with you, Naitsabes, in deployment terms: each province will deploy united, with his elector count leading it.

Though in 2301 there would be 11 liveried provinces as the Westerland (Marienburg) would be still considered part of the Empire and it's last Count, Paulus van der Maacht, died during the war whilst on campaign with Magnus perhaps even during the battle itself.

Thank you very much, S.O.F., for this information. I didn't know it yet. This is what I love the most of this forum: your high knwoledge level.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Alex-bbr on March 25, 2016, 08:48:54 PM
Awesome work dude!

Your war altar is just amazing! Congrulations.  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

Do you project to play with the 9th rules ?

Keep going your awesome army, I will follow it with attention!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 25, 2016, 11:33:59 PM
Thank you Alex-bbr.
Yes, we'll use 9th age rules, only with specific minor changes (like maximum unit sizes)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Kirgan on March 26, 2016, 12:32:27 AM
Go for it my man, go for it  :happy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on March 26, 2016, 01:24:09 AM
Not only it's difficult to accomplish, but also I don't want 12K points army with an eclectic colour escheme.
Hey, sacrifices have to be made!   :roll:

There are a bunch more color schemes in somewhat official sources beyond the major provinces, for example, here is a handy guide that lists twenty:
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?414433-40-Uniforms-of-the-Empire (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?414433-40-Uniforms-of-the-Empire)

I guess you can get away with picking a good handful or so of colors schemes you like and then claim that the cowardly [insert less favorite provinces here] were guarding the baggage train or the extreme flanks. But, three different colors seems a bit low, this is the Empire coming together after all.

anyway, you'll figure it out
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Von Kurst on March 26, 2016, 01:55:07 AM
Great job on the War Altar and the swordsmen  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 26, 2016, 11:19:02 PM
Not only it's difficult to accomplish, but also I don't want 12K points army with an eclectic colour escheme.
Hey, sacrifices have to be made!   :roll:

There are a bunch more color schemes in somewhat official sources beyond the major provinces, for example, here is a handy guide that lists twenty:
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?414433-40-Uniforms-of-the-Empire (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?414433-40-Uniforms-of-the-Empire)

I guess you can get away with picking a good handful or so of colors schemes you like and then claim that the cowardly [insert less favorite provinces here] were guarding the baggage train or the extreme flanks. But, three different colors seems a bit low, this is the Empire coming together after all.

All right, all right Naitsi... you win.   :biggriin:

Well, after a discussion with my colleagues, we have decided to include units from almost every province/city state. This is the list:

- Ostermark (Rogers)
- Talabecland (Pep)
- Reikland (Pep)
- Stirland (Pep)
- Averland (Pep)
- The Moot (Pep)
- Westerland/Marienburg (Rogers)

- Altdorf (Rogers)
- Middenheim (Diosko)
- Nuln (Pep)

Only will remain without representation:
- Hochland
- Wissenland
- Nordland
- Middenland
- Talabheim

Also will not apper:
- Sylvania: no longer a Province in 2.304
- Ostland: his army was defeated in 2.302
- Solland: didn't exist since 1.707
- Drakwald: didn't exist since 1.414

This is 10 armies of 15 possibles. Not bad, isn't it?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on March 27, 2016, 04:06:44 AM
hey, you forgot Middenland! alright, alright, I'll shut up.  :icon_twisted:

Looking forward to a riot of Imperial colors.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 27, 2016, 12:07:50 PM
Yes, well, consider the troops of Middenland between the army of Middenheim...  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 30, 2016, 11:02:50 PM
Hi all.

More victims for Asavar... ups, sorry! I mean, more troops for the Empire army! This time, 40 swordmasters. I think this is the fastest large unit I ever painted (and basing!): 9 days.
Obviously, I cannot keep this pace for long, but meanwhile, the lines of the empire grow quickly.

As it's said before, I will paint the emblem of the standards all together, this is whay the banner is empty.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vPP5w7uPRHA/Vw_AZGeu7SI/AAAAAAAADpQ/2a5hMzunbkgxCCb4tKimDgw1YXc545RoQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1507.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on March 31, 2016, 03:51:38 PM
The war altar and Ostermark soldiers are awesome! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on April 02, 2016, 09:38:11 PM
Impressive altar, and I love seeing the photos from before ("the pile") and after painting the infantry. Great work transforming old figures with fresh paint!  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on April 07, 2016, 08:20:03 PM
Hi all,

I'm one of the Empire generals on this titanic battle, I've played Empire for long and now I'm planning to paint the maing part of my collection as long as a big part of my dogs of war. And let me introduce you the Stirland halberdiers. I'm really proud of them, because this is my first painted unit since I started collecting miniatures (1999... nothing!), I guess this event has pushed us all to paint more!

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nroQ5kY0X9I/VwF65kkgOEI/AAAAAAAADns/cG5upfrplQAn2vVXUaM89_leVgDj-KklA/s640/IMG_20160403_134058.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3rBle2-lpjI/VwF7CBnQ_3I/AAAAAAAADnw/G3OHjFljH78tJf4U3JVDthYHlpIRtWDHw/s640/IMG_20160403_134440.jpg)

Models are Halberdiers from 5th and 6th edition, alongside a 4th ed. command group and also a rank & file model. I got these ones on ebay, while I bought the plastic models around 10 or 15 years ago, and I had to fix them because some parts were broken. Also, I’ve done some conversions since I didn’t find enough arms with halberds to assemble all the models. Some halberd handles are made from paperclips, which I have embedded halberd poles from 7th ed. (current catalogue); these models are on the rear rank of the unit, simulating to be on march.

In painting terms, I have dedicated more work to the command group, while some lights are not detailed with the same accuracy in the rest of minis; although, I am more than satisfied with the result of the unit, and I didn’t want to spend more time. In contrast, the bases are accurately worked on all models. I will make the banner when the rest of infantry units have been painted.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-J8DcypfZZ3U/VwF7ocFf5jI/AAAAAAAADn0/qjW4CWqJ79MuxZWeyLti_5EffkLPA_jcQ/s640/IMG_20160403_134722.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7bfA08b0b0c/VwF89Gdr5iI/AAAAAAAADoY/f-dMiGZxvCcZyXkRZNy1D_UYcMW0p9Iqg/s640/IMG_20160403_134739.jpg)

More pics on blog, hope you enjoy it!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on April 07, 2016, 08:33:15 PM
Not only it's difficult to accomplish, but also I don't want 12K points army with an eclectic colour escheme.
Hey, sacrifices have to be made!   :roll:

There are a bunch more color schemes in somewhat official sources beyond the major provinces, for example, here is a handy guide that lists twenty:
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?414433-40-Uniforms-of-the-Empire (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?414433-40-Uniforms-of-the-Empire)

I guess you can get away with picking a good handful or so of colors schemes you like and then claim that the cowardly [insert less favorite provinces here] were guarding the baggage train or the extreme flanks. But, three different colors seems a bit low, this is the Empire coming together after all.

All right, all right Naitsi... you win.   :biggriin:

Well, after a discussion with my colleagues, we have decided to include units from almost every province/city state. This is the list:

- Ostermark (Rogers)
- Talabecland (Pep)
- Reikland (Pep)
- Stirland (Pep)
- Averland (Pep)
- The Moot (Pep)
- Westerland/Marienburg (Rogers)

- Altdorf (Rogers)
- Middenheim (Diosko)
- Nuln (Pep)

Only will remain without representation:
- Hochland
- Wissenland
- Nordland
- Middenland
- Talabheim

Also will not apper:
- Sylvania: no longer a Province in 2.304
- Ostland: his army was defeated in 2.302
- Solland: didn't exist since 1.707
- Drakwald: didn't exist since 1.414

This is 10 armies of 15 possibles. Not bad, isn't it?

More heraldry too add... Carroburg! The renowned Greats Swords will appear.

About my troops, they are mainly based in Stirland province, although it includes units with another heraldry. I think that usually Empire armies shall be "confederal" armies, not only raised from one place. Then, I've chose frontier provinces to help to explain the set up of my army.

The chosen places are the next: (from least to most presence of state troops and assigned artillery)

Provinces: Stirland, Averland, Reikland, Talabecland
Cities: Nuln, Carroburg
Other: The Moot
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on April 08, 2016, 11:29:20 PM
Always nice to see more Stirland. That classic command triplet is really nice. I've got those figures waiting for paint, but other things must be completed first.

I see you've converted some of the halberdiers to carry the halberd on their shoulder. Could you gift me with a photo that shows the converted arm & hand? Please. :)

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on April 09, 2016, 03:23:24 PM
Always nice to see more Stirland. That classic command triplet is really nice. I've got those figures waiting for paint, but other things must be completed first.

I see you've converted some of the halberdiers to carry the halberd on their shoulder. Could you gift me with a photo that shows the converted arm & hand? Please. :)

-Z

Hi, sure Zygmund. The most of right arms come from the same sprue, just are the swordmen ones. :wink:

There are also left arms that I made from the halberd ones, that come without a hand. I cut left hands of another arms (I don't remember exactly which ones now, but it might be the state troops or the militia sprue), I drilled them and I put it on the paperclip at the same time that right hand.

You have pics with better resolution on the blog, I didn't get how to post them here.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P_tM0nSzVFg/VwF8dn5ZIqI/AAAAAAAADoE/ma7CBDX1y4YXtlxUJDXSQSFEuV5Ld-LoQ/s640/IMG_20160403_135014.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I2NyvlD3guk/VwF8dmk9IiI/AAAAAAAADoI/cN3t0qvN4XYDS4aiQjRyjJCD3BvZXDb3w/s640/IMG_20160403_134934.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on April 09, 2016, 09:45:38 PM
Thanks, Drakenhof. That clarifies it.

I think I have a good number of those Empire Soldier arms. They seem to fit nicely, have to try it myself. :)

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: StealthKnightSteg on April 10, 2016, 08:33:56 AM
I don't know why you haven't painted a complete unit before! They look great!  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on April 14, 2016, 01:39:32 AM
I have long wanted to build a war altar just like that. Now I don't need to! Beautiful work. I agree, torches would look great on it, and polish it nicely.
If you need any bits, I can see what I can rustle up.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 14, 2016, 04:38:54 PM
Thank you Warlord. Like you like it!
I 've parked the altar (literally) on the shelves, I will continue with it, his troches and his flagellants later...
Right now I'm working on several infantry units, minimum for three weeks (about 120 miniatures!)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AQ7R9p1LIto/Vw_BB2r4kwI/AAAAAAAADpg/3mQpJJWmqfU2s3Um0G-s0TisXfaR4ZewACLcB/s1600/DSC_1522.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on April 14, 2016, 06:55:27 PM
The horde is bein' painted! :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Mightymatt88 on April 15, 2016, 10:39:34 AM
That's a fair old amount to be getting on with! That represents about 2 years worth at my painting speed!

Looking forward to seeing them finished, ranked up and ready for war!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: ColonialRaptor on April 17, 2016, 07:25:32 AM
Thank you. This is the illustration that inspired me. Neverless, I don't you who is his author; maybe Paul Dainton or Karl Kopinsky?

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vumcl_ANV6k/Vq5Kce2rurI/AAAAAAAADQw/W0UP1P8MvWM/s1600/Altar%2Bprint.jpg)

Hi, I'd just like to ask where this artwork is from?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 17, 2016, 07:50:30 AM
It's from 7th edition Warhammer Rulebook.
What I don't know is its author. Could by art of Karl Kopinski or Paul Dainton, but nothing sure.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: BadgersinHills on April 20, 2016, 09:56:42 AM
 :Ohmy: The War Alter is splendid, and all of the other miniatures are awesome.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 08, 2016, 07:11:08 PM
Hi, dear generals,

here we go with some more pics about the Battle at the Gates of Kislev. More Ostermark and Altdorf troops have joined the army.
Hope you like it!

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ipmHgmi5ypQ/VyezYySF6hI/AAAAAAAADsw/SBLT4LR-VIkan-zxkitrQF5JsVO9NuXhQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1539.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-okdXtDZKJt4/VyezW8ow6II/AAAAAAAADso/NcblS5UUthE58y4FxPrO70zihSBNmoRNgCLcB/s1600/DSC_1538.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wMcOrXs0s6I/VyezX3FHJOI/AAAAAAAADss/HIE-kvwnN0EUQi5475YXJO2-ea0PxHHqQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1540.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wUUS5tXy_m4/VyezaKiy-NI/AAAAAAAADs0/FksCg73mw4UfPlxZjuyddr1JNtTw1pSHQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1541.jpg)


The entire Ostermark army at this point

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XGKUk4JZDIc/VyezziZcTHI/AAAAAAAADs4/hwfVSUaXrZQ27ruSNmOTYd-3LdRZdgWlgCLcB/s1600/DSC_1543.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Lbdg9ETMSXY/Vyez0DrbbzI/AAAAAAAADs8/bbaKDQbAmIk8AyRDIWUxSUXDJJJI1WVVgCLcB/s1600/DSC_1548.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on May 08, 2016, 09:33:03 PM
impressive progress. I read on your blog that you are doing these in batches of 100. methodic madness (or is it mad methods) at its finest.  I think you deserve doing a character model now. ...maybe even two :wink:

Are they actually highlighted to white or is that just the photo?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 09, 2016, 07:59:35 AM
Thank you Naitsabes for describing my disease...  :icon_lol:
No, none part of them are highlighted to white, except for the plume. It's a question of light and photo. But it's true that I use a bright yellow for last highlights on the clothes (Iced Yellow, from Vallejo), and also Runefang Steel (from Citadel) for the last ones on metal. And both are really bright.

I am currently painting 17 chaos knights, 10 chaos warriors, 3 fillers for them and Engra Deathsword. Don't know what I will paint next but, sincerely, I prefer to get me off most of large infantry units and leave most of the characters at last, when I can paint them more relaxed.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: StealthKnightSteg on May 09, 2016, 09:13:38 AM
Impressive lot!  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Hoodling on May 10, 2016, 01:24:46 AM
Well done! How are you holding up, painting such massive waves of models? Are you coping OK?

For models that are being painted in such large lots, your painting standard is very impressive.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Hauptmann Gustl on May 10, 2016, 04:15:52 AM
That is quite an effort. All these in 3 weeks time? I am speechless. Well done  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:! Keep up the pace and we will have taken back Kislev by the end of the year.  :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: hagen88 on May 10, 2016, 08:05:56 AM
 :Ohmy: :Ohmy: :Ohmy:

Really impressive batch paint! With such great quality! How can you not despair when you reach the tenth model and you realise you still have 190 of them??? Well, I guess you do not stop to question it :biggriin:

Seriously, nice colour scheme, nice highlights and great final result! If only I were able to complete something so majestic!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 10, 2016, 09:06:00 AM
Thank you guys!
Actually, this time were 118 models painted in an entire month. But as you can undertand, this wasn't very funny...  :icon_lol:
The entire army has been painted in about 2 months.
I did it because we have a deadline to finish our armies (and also, because I am currently searching for a job, so I have much more time than in normal conditions). This way to paint is a little bit boring, but is faster; and when you finish with them, you have a large amount of minis whose number worth the effort.
Hauptmann Gustl and -specially- Hoodling, your armies have a large infantry units too!

And, sincerely, your comments help a lot.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Shadespyre on May 10, 2016, 02:19:09 PM
And that's why I miss being unemployed! ;) seriously though, this is epic progress, and at such high quality.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Von Kurst on May 10, 2016, 02:28:34 PM
congratulations on getting so far already  :::cheers:::

The unit is painted to a very high standard.  Good luck with the job search. 
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: StealthKnightSteg on May 10, 2016, 06:15:20 PM
And that's why I miss being unemployed! ;) seriously though, this is epic progress, and at such high quality.

Or having a job with spare time to do stuff at work! (like security guard at offices...)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on May 17, 2016, 04:24:49 PM
I've got to agree with what others have said. Impressive quality for painting so many figures in a brief amount of time!  :::cheers:::

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on May 17, 2016, 07:29:50 PM
Add one 'impressive' from me.  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

Really beautiful units. Well chosen colour scheme.

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 24, 2016, 02:32:34 PM
Well, here we go with a fistfull of new pics

This is Engra Deathsword, one of the main Asavar's Kul lieutenants:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4rgSzxnr9gA/V0F0LhP8GJI/AAAAAAAADvo/pzpSscQYl4wiOabmfmzupcyvcsku2CPXQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1564%2Bpetita.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4GnJrpcUgLE/V0F1Rs9gicI/AAAAAAAADwA/X6fDNrGlApcflzPU80djlDvFZX7T7BpJACLcB/s1600/DSC_1574.jpg)

And these are his mighty friends:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vKxXyhl2Cd4/V0F1oTIGzOI/AAAAAAAADwM/mBaLiW3SIak7HFgGKGxwGyuNZyo5eD7RgCLcB/s1600/DSC_1569.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zSx5i5643KE/V0F1f9fknwI/AAAAAAAADwE/Zs38-4aLQ8gWAxcrXe5LfC-c619nfgNtQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1571%2Bpetita.jpg)

We keep on!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on May 24, 2016, 02:52:32 PM
gruesomely awesome
 
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on May 24, 2016, 03:32:52 PM
Wow, that guy is huge. Looks impressive -- as does that huge unit of knights!  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 24, 2016, 08:57:06 PM
Zak and 023 always so attentive   :icon_lol:
Thank you guys!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Padre on May 24, 2016, 09:01:41 PM
I saw the pics on my phone earlier, and thought 'Yep, ok'. But I keep forgetting how utterly rubbish it is seeing pics on a phone. I saw them here and thought "HELL YEAH!!" The unit of knights is stunning, a wall of iron that looks unstoppable and gorgeous at one and the same time. Great stuff.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on May 25, 2016, 05:54:28 AM
you guys keep on trucking!

considering how big his lieutenant Engra is, I am really curious to see how you will fit Asavar on a 25mm. Have you thought this through?  :icon_wink:

also, that knights banner is awesome. show us a frontal close-up when you get a chance.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Hoodling on May 25, 2016, 06:31:01 AM
Could just make him ogre-sized. Break the 40mm/infantry rules like they did for the Putrid Blightkings etc.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Von Kurst on May 25, 2016, 01:17:23 PM
Great looking unit  :::cheers:::

Amazing work all around.  You're doing a wonderful job with this project.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on May 25, 2016, 02:24:38 PM
Love the Empire stuff, but the Chaos guys are just... wow! Really scary. Those Gates of Kislev are gonna have a bad time ;)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Lateksimajava on May 26, 2016, 01:49:43 PM
 :ph34r: Wouldn't like to face those fellas on a battlefield! Very nice unit of knights. Some of the best chaos models ever.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 26, 2016, 03:04:13 PM
Yes Latek, I like these models more than the current ones.

On the base question, I though a lot on it. But finally I decided to fill him in his correct base, as a lord of chaos he is, that of 25mm. If not, as I want to fill him in a warriors of chaos unit, the base must be 50mm. And this is very large for him.
So, simply he will be placed in the corner af the unit. Another possibility is to fill another 25mm base beside him (on his left), with a chaos familiar.

And here wou have a closer pic on the banner:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DZK-eQrAlL0/V0cNDjGe0HI/AAAAAAAADxo/G93xQsxm_4QA6Qojkai_FcJUHmxvCUwAACLcB/s1600/DSC_1616.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on May 26, 2016, 05:39:23 PM
thanks for the banner close up. looks good!

when it comes to Asavar Kul, maybe we are all not thinking big enough. He is THE GUY, the Chosen of the Gods, leading the biggest chaos horde the world has seen in recorded history up to this point. Having him as a regular infantry model (even an awesome one) doesn't quite cut it. I would suggest having him on some sort of platform, raised above his legions. Could be something along the lines of the warshrine or some sort of scratch build throne/palanquin or maybe similar in concept to the dwarf shieldbearers. Then come up with some special rules so a couple cannon shots don't end his run prematurely. It would look great if he was part of a unit similar to the skaven contraptions. I've seen your war altar, you have the skills. Remember, you'll only build and paint one Asavar Kul in your life, make it count.  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 27, 2016, 02:27:29 PM
Noted.

I will move your advides to the guy who will paint him  :icon_wink:

More troops for chaos. Some fillers I hope yout like it.
Sorry for the low quality of my photos; I really try it...but I am not a good photogapher...  :eusa_wall:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-StAXaDxWiTU/V0cJsdmHHaI/AAAAAAAADxE/eh31nSeRwb4nZ2i9ehtltZwni4YvdSLnACLcB/s1600/DSC_1604.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mONZxC0lazM/V0cJsTuDAEI/AAAAAAAADxA/0pyUUb6GuHcjbVZsL4TMWgk8AnJzaG86gCLcB/s1600/DSC_1606.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VR2JL-qIvr8/V0cMQdGyxsI/AAAAAAAADxc/yJvqn-8pC-AUfjDYgXMFxMD-dFlw-VqOQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1612.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d9-170HcUIY/V0cL5aGUihI/AAAAAAAADxU/rFLScE5xdWEO2PFFUK-BE1Dp2MYbNLwVACLcB/s1600/DSC_1607.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VJDgq8DOhCc/V0cL5T_SnGI/AAAAAAAADxY/-sWlzxREx_oQWFtXMcfyHcGjarhZE5WNgCLcB/s1600/DSC_1614.jpg)


And tomorrow, 10 (chaos) trolls, I am just finishing right now.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 29, 2016, 10:18:32 PM
The promised trolls:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-azqzT4JXPrY/V0nqJEXoJoI/AAAAAAAADyc/nv2r7eXD8vY5KtlxD1KpZPYV7xgjSr1XwCLcB/s1600/DSC_1619.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on May 30, 2016, 12:40:30 AM
oh wow
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on May 30, 2016, 11:54:41 AM
So that Chaos Warrior Lord is a unit filler, standing at the back and commanding his troops forward?

I would hope the rules had room for that kind of characters.

Oh, and they all look absolutely splendid. Especially like how the colour of the Trolls goes to turquoise. Adds that nuance. And I think your photos are quite good actually. :)

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on May 30, 2016, 12:15:46 PM
That's one, intimidating army. Gives me the creeps! :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Kirgan on May 31, 2016, 10:07:15 PM
Just go for it with your great work  :happy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Lateksimajava on June 04, 2016, 08:26:35 PM
Good stuff! The knights are the most awesome unit but also the warriors look pretty bad ass.  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Doc J on June 04, 2016, 08:33:04 PM
This really cool, I like seeing all of the empire troops in different colors  :-)

DRAKENHOF Im really digging the Stirlanders  :wink:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 13, 2016, 02:56:43 PM
Hey colleagues!

Too much time since the last update on this forum. But we have been working hard.
Here some pics of what about we have been working on.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-id40S6aTXw4/V312Unim3HI/AAAAAAAAD6Q/2KqaqyFnr7MKQ9vFdGCQxdnumPSOoxdXACLcB/s1600/DSC_1705.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ai2U_Bzixj4/V3127Sb7UII/AAAAAAAAD6Y/FFAgXpvtZxsovFRM0MpSaZuEo9MFtkYYgCLcB/s1600/DSC_1712.jpg)

On the other hand, this week we've ask for the second, the last and the largest order to Tabletop World. This means we want to build a city that make true the dreams of many hobby enthusiasts. But Kislev will only be placed on one of the six tables we are planning.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f5bAnTYLl2o/V4UQeLEWN5I/AAAAAAAAD9E/BDw84n1ZKWwLoYbaKs9FRPnMw9zbv3D6QCLcB/s1600/Kislev%2Bfront.jpg)

First of all, here you can see the final sketch of the gameboard: 7.2 m x 1.8 m. On one side settles the capital of Kislev; on the other, a cliff. Both elements, notably high, will help to create a proper atmosphere that allows us to sink into fantasy world of Warhammer... even there will be 6m between them!

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-O7_M6Cat9ak/V4UNUk51x7I/AAAAAAAAD7s/Jd0axMRiH_kfNMUSNfdCXnH_UgoSzdX3gCLcB/s1600/diagrama%2Bper%2Bblog.jpg)

To represent the landscape of Kislev we have been collecting images from internet as inspiration for the natural elements: soil class, grass color, trees types...

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wuTPXXHID58/V4UOBUusu1I/AAAAAAAAD70/ZvWi5a1brxMqI2GcCRBMA9wtfM5Fw0uCQCLcB/s1600/2010-08-MXP-Zavkhan-174_tonemapped.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d1anPKqjJFo/V4UOHTlGoMI/AAAAAAAAD8A/CFGApEEiHcgN2Qw3MIBXK0Xb0_DMNJ8DACLcB/s1600/empire4.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BNE66Cf629U/V4UOBcwwJ4I/AAAAAAAAD74/CC-WHzkelgInBUmh8CguWzeRsMN4B1BzwCLcB/s1600/img_banner01.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-93SPtRSPWsk/V4UOJzYVnVI/AAAAAAAAD8E/4PQsDt6KP1QBEhk9y6fKId3SYmuiaYG_ACLcB/s1600/mongo.14-56.jpg)

And also for the city itself.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iL-nZzqul1k/V4UOtaAgwGI/AAAAAAAAD8o/rGLgg8UvOxA3t8plv31VhW6bGIwzqSJDQCLcB/s1600/63325.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UIOgoKIUeV0/V4UOo6bQq5I/AAAAAAAAD8g/RztUTF-FRgcXHYxG6yz-tiKZi_OdENT1ACLcB/s1600/d7490df158c4bbee79f2fb8029d38848.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jWGz2eSEiiE/V4UOjsJnAeI/AAAAAAAAD8I/jcCin4VyZJc3iwFLULurL88kmnEQPoQyQCLcB/s1600/Kislev%2Bciutat.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jqHGk-SV8fs/V4UOrCDAZQI/AAAAAAAAD8k/jSymVSW-wTgD9Outbcp3QpsIlTwSQ0LZQCLcB/s1600/hightown-01-p1.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mYCaW4UMZ_g/V4UOlukqcuI/AAAAAAAAD8Q/5dEPxkCYyEA4NuCo3mxxKDMc9L5wm_mewCLcB/s1600/Village_well.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pb6w5wAJXho/V4UOomVRXvI/AAAAAAAAD8Y/Q7VTyuNkiJI2-8e-6kV7PabP4v2-7Sz-ACLcB/s1600/Kislev_1.jpg)

And finally, this is a composition on the board. The second image is ficticious. Is a creation from phtotoshop. As I said before, we still haven't all these building.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RJxoVayZAJ0/V4UPttUAuFI/AAAAAAAAD80/ZRwwAoP7H-08RaLCbszPUWNmWhuVsXGYQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1693.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OTlHWSOhHJk/V4UPtrVUNaI/AAAAAAAAD84/9EVNN7l7bjo1oYQ-VHLdC6EoRfemu5v6gCLcB/s1600/A_Muntatge%2Bfotos%2Binterior%2BKislev.jpg)

What landscape do prefer? Any suggestion?
I like the most the last photo with the river and the picture with dark clouds over a town.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Elder Days on July 13, 2016, 07:45:18 PM
This is fantastic! If I lived on the right side of the pond I would love to get in on this.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on July 13, 2016, 11:50:21 PM
I love the top picture of the countryside, and the picture of the city with the large red awnings! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool:

Also the idea of having a cliff side and city side of height is excellent! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::

And where are all those buildings coming from :icon_question:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Doc J on July 14, 2016, 02:13:37 PM
The city you've laid out is very impressive, good terrain adds an extra level to gameplay.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 14, 2016, 06:17:24 PM

And where are all those buildings coming from :icon_question:

Well, in fact, we have 4 buildings from Tabletop World and 2 from GW, at this very moment. The trick I made is to take a photo in the same angle for each building group. Later I cut each building group to paste them on the original photo (the upper one).

We just done a huge order to Tabletop World this week to create the city without photoshop (hehehe...). And the buildings we 've ordered are higher and bigger than ones you see in that picture.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on July 14, 2016, 10:53:47 PM
I see. :icon_lol:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on August 02, 2016, 04:30:49 PM
Well, here we go with a fistfull of new pics

This is Engra Deathsword, one of the main Asavar's Kul lieutenants:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4rgSzxnr9gA/V0F0LhP8GJI/AAAAAAAADvo/pzpSscQYl4wiOabmfmzupcyvcsku2CPXQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1564%2Bpetita.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4GnJrpcUgLE/V0F1Rs9gicI/AAAAAAAADwA/X6fDNrGlApcflzPU80djlDvFZX7T7BpJACLcB/s1600/DSC_1574.jpg)

And these are his mighty friends:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vKxXyhl2Cd4/V0F1oTIGzOI/AAAAAAAADwM/mBaLiW3SIak7HFgGKGxwGyuNZyo5eD7RgCLcB/s1600/DSC_1569.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zSx5i5643KE/V0F1f9fknwI/AAAAAAAADwE/Zs38-4aLQ8gWAxcrXe5LfC-c619nfgNtQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1571%2Bpetita.jpg)

We keep on!


BOOOM HOW DID I MISS THIS!!!!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 09, 2016, 06:45:13 PM
Dear colleagues,

my friends and I have decided to move the game to the beginning of 2017. No time enough to paint all models, and we prefer to make the game correctly before doing it quicker but worst.

But we are still painting a lot, I can assure that.

Special mention for a model I recently achieved: the original Marienburg Landship Class from Forge World.

Ah... I forgot it... there will be TWO Chaos War Mammoths on the Asavar Kul side.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-B9CdINLAqiQ/V53NYp8CewI/AAAAAAAAD_E/nwI2Loh_HjMnH12G6NI03YAnK0HwOqgZgCLcB/s1600/IMG-20160727-WA0008.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F8PfCMvSHLc/V6mzbegUWMI/AAAAAAAAEAY/r1zC2Cow5mUJ0DMcqKZ71eXdbVc1nHw4QCEw/s1600/DSC_1774.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mk-cwvL6Xpc/V6msfcibmmI/AAAAAAAAD_4/nK6s0Yj5dIkL-EtJZKAh9eb_tb2Es2zBQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1768.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on August 10, 2016, 10:05:53 AM
How did you made that epic War Altar? :ph34r: Daaaaaaaamn!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Doc J on August 10, 2016, 11:38:06 AM
The War Altar reminds me of a sand crawler, maybe you could convert some dark angel watches into jawas.  :wink:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on August 10, 2016, 08:49:01 PM
Shits and shits look at those skullcrushers !

It's almost as impressive as my 10 Demi Chickens ,,, i give me more kudos for buying resin custom bases , lol

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Lateksimajava on August 11, 2016, 07:19:26 AM
The huge Ostermark infantry units are just awesome. Not my favourite uniforms though. But damn they are impressive!  :ph34r:

I know this is heresy but I still like the most of the Chaos units. 20 knights is just !!!   ::heretic::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 11, 2016, 04:10:07 PM
How did you made that epic War Altar? :ph34r: Daaaaaaaamn!

Here you can watch a kind of guide.

The War Altar reminds me of a sand crawler, maybe you could convert some dark angel watches into jawas.  :wink:

Yeah.., I didn't realize that comparison... but 40K is not for me!

Shits and shits look at those skullcrushers !

It's almost as impressive as my 10 Demi Chickens ,,, i give me more kudos for buying resin custom bases , lol

Wait to see my unit of 12! demigriphons...


The huge Ostermark infantry units are just awesome. Not my favourite uniforms though. But damn they are impressive!  :ph34r:

I know this is heresy but I still like the most of the Chaos units. 20 knights is just !!!   ::heretic::

In fact... don't tell anyone but... I will play on the chaos side on this battle!  :eusa_sick:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on August 12, 2016, 10:34:43 AM
12 Demigryphs sounds like my kind of overkill. :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on August 12, 2016, 03:22:43 PM
I always planned to do 18 lol

My 30 Reiksguard Knights project near killed me though
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 12, 2016, 04:50:00 PM
We are definitely a tough guys...  :icon_cool:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on August 13, 2016, 02:25:58 AM
Glad to see this is moving ahead at a steady pace! Is that 'paintometer' on the blog accurate? Cause it sure looks like you got a lot to do still. The landship is bigger than I thought...and I like how it gets dwarfed by your war altar. Your plans for the board and the city are awesome. Looking forward to see this progress.

here is a triple clap for motivation:  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 15, 2016, 12:07:33 PM
Jejeje, thank you Nait.

No, the paintmeter it's not accurate. But nearly...  :icon_sad:

Here some more pics!

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-upA20I7O4T8/V7GsaihIzjI/AAAAAAAAEBU/cg7ns04Z7OI8eDr849K8_rLGVAtNTwggACLcB/s1600/DSC_1805.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MWyGCgdfJgs/V7GuNZhPP-I/AAAAAAAAEBg/EBNOHp_Azn0Y-JIeMBMlh7HBohws8CF5gCLcB/s640/DSC_1806.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on August 15, 2016, 01:20:53 PM
Volans looks great!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 15, 2016, 03:18:11 PM
Of course...
...seems your avatar!  :icon_lol: :icon_lol:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on August 16, 2016, 08:01:18 AM
Tarnus and Volans! Awesome. :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: takenoko on August 16, 2016, 08:41:16 AM
This Project is Amazing, so much cool stuff going on! Really love your Collection of Warrior Priests, all Empire armies need a solid chunk of religion - in particular if you follow Magnus the Pious!

Also, I just have to say that you Frederick von Tarnus model really made me think of Thoros of Myr. Awesome comversion, I look forward to seeing it painted!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sharkbelly on August 24, 2016, 10:31:07 PM
So


Much


Awesome!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on August 26, 2016, 12:59:52 PM
The scale of this project is absolutely insane!

The town is incredible, the painting is great, I will follow this project to the end no doubt. Can´t wait until you start the Kislev part of the armies.

The only thing that would make it better IMO would be multi-bases (probably heresy to say on this forum  ::heretic::) and even more Kislev forces.

Keep up the great work  :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 26, 2016, 03:29:30 PM
Thank for all your comments guys.  :::cheers:::
That's what we are pretending to do: something never watched before in Warhammer and joining it as much as we can!

Illumini, I've been watching your blog about Kislev and it's inspirational. If you don't mind, I link it in our blog.
And sorry about it, but... what's IMO??
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on August 26, 2016, 05:09:23 PM
IMO = In my opinion

Thanks, please do, I would be honored to be linked to your amazing blog  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 28, 2016, 04:22:22 PM
Ah! ok! And multibases I supose you consider fillers, isn't it? In this case, there will be fillers. On large units units like 60 spearmen or things like that fillers give more details and personality to the armies.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 03, 2016, 01:18:28 PM
Another character for Chaos side: Kholek Suneater

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-b3INq13arxs/V8rM8f_ZUkI/AAAAAAAAEE8/oYVsCMSKJvcVh8RKfcB10E-CkZPItHCrgCLcB/s1600/DSC_1850.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G1MA09uTuDM/V8quWEhrpdI/AAAAAAAAEEY/i3DWH6OdKEIY1rKsZShqvlh13AzPZ_7gACLcB/s1600/DSC_1849.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cFv5RKE28W8/V8qvD-VP8QI/AAAAAAAAEEs/d-qyJB29Yto4Ltv8W1zqC083X7lSKV6SQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1840.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on September 03, 2016, 03:06:51 PM
scratch built from giant bits? dragon body is from? love it, excellent job building and painting.  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: takenoko on September 03, 2016, 04:04:07 PM
That is exactly what Kholek should look like!  ::heretic:: Brilliant work!  :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on September 03, 2016, 05:57:04 PM
Wow, he looks really menacing, very impressive.

Multibases = several models on the same base. So a unit of 20 infantry on the same base for example. It does of course also lend itself to mini diaoramas / unit fillers  :-D
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on September 03, 2016, 08:09:22 PM
Great job on Kholek!

Like steveb I'd also appreciate a breakdown of the parts used.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on September 04, 2016, 11:48:16 AM
He looks fantastic!!!!

I have been meaning to build one myself. Yours looks marvellous.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on September 05, 2016, 09:18:16 AM
Incredible work on the Suneater! Quite an intimidating fellow. :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 05, 2016, 09:43:10 PM
Hey! thank you all! I like you like it!

Answering your questions, main body comes from two different models: Magmadroth from GW and Gran Demonio from Mom Miniatures. You can see both below.
But giant bits were specially important: for the head and for hands.
There is also some bits from other models: old skeleton shields, part a chariot of chaos structure, bits from chaos infantry, from ogres, from juggernauts, some parts of the armour are made from plasticard, and finally a lot of green stuff.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lztQ9DaWIMA/VtQmmS281SI/AAAAAAAADaE/V6duIWGAZ6I/s1600/Gran%2Bdemonio%2BMom.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JKlpCyA35Lo/VtQmllpLjYI/AAAAAAAADaA/7_qA8LFct8U/s400/Magmadroth.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DR2c1cmUW40/VtQpQyf1rQI/AAAAAAAADaQ/44ofePpjpM0/s1600/Kholek_1.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4k9tCmoWQLM/VtQp7gkVbkI/AAAAAAAADag/P5HZPEU2LHU/s400/Kholek_4.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iQYpFmg75e8/VtQqLqcI0oI/AAAAAAAADak/nj-izoRoDLQ/s400/Kholek_9.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-A_25qt5DBW0/VtQqYXwXWWI/AAAAAAAADaw/zABVgOkxLIk/s1600/Kholek_7.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Gankom on September 05, 2016, 10:55:17 PM
That is just all kinds of awesome!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on September 06, 2016, 02:13:58 PM
thanks for the parts breakdown, really great creation, it must have provided hours and hours of enjoyment.  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on September 06, 2016, 02:25:10 PM
ok sweet conversion
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on September 08, 2016, 01:40:24 PM
Impressive!   :::cheers:::


Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on September 13, 2016, 05:46:16 PM
Converting with audacity there - great job!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on September 21, 2016, 11:13:05 PM
Urgent update needed. Nearly two and half weeks, and I addicted to this need more. Pleeeaaase.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 26, 2016, 09:20:26 PM
I am sorry Scrubber, but I've been very busy these two lasts weeks: marriage matters!!
Anyway, soon, all of you will see the large amount of minis Drakenhof (the other Empire general) is preparing to send to a mercenary painter.
On the other hand, I am currently preparing the Kislev army; but there is still some models to arrive (I bought them to other gamers). I wish next week all kislevite models will be ready to be painted.

And remember, you can also visit our blog, where you can find dozens of pics! ( http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/ )
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: VonOttenheim on September 27, 2016, 04:41:36 PM
Smiling @ "mercenary painter"   :biggriin:

Amazing conversions and paint job.   :::cheers::: :::cheers:::

Like this blog a lot.

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on September 27, 2016, 04:47:34 PM
Where did those great bears come from on the Sons of Ursa. Want to see them painted, I like bears.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 27, 2016, 06:16:04 PM
Thak you Von Ottenheim!

They are from Scibor, Scrubber.
You can also buy them without the rider (it's my case).

(http://www.beastsofwar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Scibor-War-Bears.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on October 03, 2016, 09:05:42 AM
Scibor makes some pretty slick minis. Love 'em.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on October 10, 2016, 04:36:19 PM
Hi all,

First, thanks for your support mates! :eusa_clap:

I managed to finish the assembling of plastic empire regiments. This forum has been an essential source of inspiration with the thousands of examples of Empire models I've seen!

As Rogers said, due the amount of work still to be done, the plastic regiments are assigned to a "Hired Brush". Also on next pics I show you some caracthers I'll paint, and part of the cavalry reinforcement army who will enter on the table once the battle has started, this ones will be painted by Arnau (High Elf Commaner on the battle).

Next regiments to be set up will be empire and dogs of war metal ones from 90's ranges, I hope to post pics of painted models very soon :icon_wink:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5v6GNb4l9Og/V_u5MPSkziI/AAAAAAAAAEI/S-cUkl7V1f4GyHZ-vetMK7AIVoCcq5ahQCK4B/s1600/Cavalry_01.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RdtYpqV0YwQ/V_u3yd7CqoI/AAAAAAAAADU/dhWoSnYt3EArr9ie1Qr4_cGRTHTQuuASACK4B/s1600/Infantry_01.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QLxKp_rGP8o/V_u7J8GbzvI/AAAAAAAAAFM/IxGFqGOwUAMbb1G3sG9EvL8KCpCC96PlgCK4B/s1600/Infantry_11.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wyP7PDBDqL0/V_u7Lh8JoRI/AAAAAAAAAFU/0AVufShPuZs59CVs1KqbGb0VdsfAN57pACK4B/s1600/Infantry_12.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Q0f37KlSRDM/V_u8Z-nhxgI/AAAAAAAAAFo/6_LZTjA1ApI9hGuz9hPauAjIH2reG0T3wCK4B/s1600/Infantry_03.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BcRfmgSP6iA/V_u7IIA1WsI/AAAAAAAAAFE/FZ-2V-H5Dac-iiyqcLWcK1m6jYGrKUTAwCK4B/s1600/Infantry_10.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0SpKL_DKDbI/V_u5pVgmOEI/AAAAAAAAAEw/TJm3vVYfkOUXs4HnGZPOwamygaqWxtosQCK4B/s1600/Infantry_07.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kWu886av3I8/V_u4Qzitr1I/AAAAAAAAAD8/BcM7ULg6Q2AzfnktR0HB56Dzn_PwatC4gCK4B/s1600/Infantry_08.jpg)

More pics and info on blog, cheers!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on October 10, 2016, 07:09:51 PM
That is a massive pile of unpainted dudes  :ph34r:

I spot at least 30 kislev cavalry, my heart warms  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sharkbelly on October 10, 2016, 11:04:45 PM
Lots of great old terrain pieces in the background, too.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Alex-bbr on October 11, 2016, 07:16:49 AM
A lot of work in perspective  :eusa_clap:

Its a really nice conllection of metal models!

Quote
Next regiments to be set up will be empire and dogs of war metal ones from 90's ranges, I hope to post pics of painted models very soon :icon_wink:

Where do you find so much OOP models ?  :-D

Thank you for sharing your projetc, simply awesome. I shared it on french forum too and you make you some publicity.  :happy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on October 11, 2016, 07:30:05 AM
This is truly one of the most (awe) inspiring projects I've seen in a long time...


I am more than a bit jealous
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on October 11, 2016, 08:56:32 AM
Sweet Sigmar on a pogo stick, this is incredible! The ammount of work that you're putting into that project is both inspiring and staggering! :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on October 11, 2016, 01:36:51 PM
cannot wait to see it painted.  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on October 12, 2016, 04:19:42 PM
the only thing better than a hired brush is an indentured one...or a whole village of them. You should look into that.

A few close-ups of some of the converted front ranks wouldn't go amiss. I think I see much greatness there but it is hard to make out.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: King on October 12, 2016, 07:44:58 PM
the only thing better than a hired brush is an indentured one...or a whole village of them. You should look into that.

A few close-ups of some of the converted front ranks wouldn't go amiss. I think I see much greatness there but it is hard to make out.

Yes I second that too  :happy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on October 17, 2016, 03:00:45 PM
Hi mates,

Thanks again for your support!

Where do you find so much OOP models ?  :-D

Thank you for sharing your projetc, simply awesome. I shared it on french forum too and you make you some publicity.  :happy:

Well, I've been collecting the army for years  :lol: Many, many sources for OOP models: Evil-bay, forums, facebook groups, "second hand" websites or handy applications for trade (in Spain, I don't know how it's in english but you understand the sense hehe)

and thanks for sharing it! :::cheers:::

Quote from: Naitsabes & King
A few close-ups of some of the converted front ranks wouldn't go amiss. I think I see much greatness there but it is hard to make out.

Of course, here you have a few pics of the infantry command groups. There are some meteal ones, a 4th ed. Captain with Halberd, two Mordheim's Reiklanders, and a joker from Scibor's Town Guard. The rest are from GW sprues, with a few bretonnian parts indeed.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6rw9kEAojC4/WATk7l1CzrI/AAAAAAAAAHM/ZNU4MLFOhC0oVXqpR5ZWfTLt8AC0kOMagCK4B/s640/Infantry_18.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rI8dl27afp4/WATk7Pn6_MI/AAAAAAAAAHE/NAcNGaqmQlgDNLXbgrj_0coR9_x1PDGwACK4B/s640/Infantry_19.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8cSs2Fdlljs/WATk7qz7oEI/AAAAAAAAAHU/In27FdmLuW4QTEpHEojgVUfAyQ8SV0rCgCK4B/s640/Infantry_13.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_kvncFb3bBY/WATk62IFbNI/AAAAAAAAAG8/U8gvprbfYYoAeyYpBqTbn8BEhcqSfJA2QCK4B/s640/Infantry_14.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uzWVhuJ0uV8/WATk5d3hSWI/AAAAAAAAAG0/-fVhqKGyHQE_f30-okaMbtePvpaS7UnpgCK4B/s640/Infantry_16.jpg)

And here you have the regiment I assembled last week and airbrushed yesterday: the Mighty Reiksguard on foot!  :ph34r:
Or the Reikland Guard, as we will name the unit for this battle, according the background (more explain on blog).

I did some conversions, just minor changes (heads or weapons) to excellent miniatures. Still undecided about the scheme; of course Reikland's white on clothes, but if you have any idea please share it!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0HqPgJDUD1Q/WAP7gbXn_dI/AAAAAAAAAGI/gfBsx41meio/s640/IMG_20161015_234452.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uZG7ox9pTsE/WAP7iIQanDI/AAAAAAAAAGM/WNb7ABo1Kow/s640/IMG_20161015_234657.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--HE0qV_omUE/WAP7ddg5fWI/AAAAAAAAAGA/fkYKzFrSLvI/s640/IMG_20161015_234754.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UZmrZrfh0fY/WAP7e0KrOaI/AAAAAAAAAGE/RALMhrxNERA/s640/IMG_20161015_234712.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tpefF_rqMPY/WAP7lPjbgjI/AAAAAAAAAGU/GnFmRv4L1sQ/s640/IMG_20161016_205112.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on October 18, 2016, 08:31:38 AM
Love the minis and subtle converstions that you've done, but holy hell - that army has to weigh a ton. :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on October 18, 2016, 11:54:10 AM
Looks like my secret Empire army to paint when I retire...  :lol:

Can't wait to see these actually painted. Real old-timer eye candy.  :::cheers:::

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on October 24, 2016, 08:48:31 PM
More updates. This is the Kislev army I've been working on lasts weeks.
Some users of this forum inspired me to convert some of this models. Thank you.
Still remains 3 units of streltsi (kislevite handgunnrers). I will work on them next moth.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FQbNwqgiW0s/WA4V4Kc6GHI/AAAAAAAAEKc/AezXYQkfJdcqa-vskNWHj0I7O15kqQW0QCLcB/s1600/DSC_1933.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lfegQNffkLA/WA4V4twl5EI/AAAAAAAAEKg/fOKhVY2sxaUg2w6lAne1Rk-Yjj0FDCwAgCLcB/s1600/DSC_1934.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-siY41gDsuDs/WA4RjhBYSCI/AAAAAAAAEJM/GaWjoze-CjwUGtI5lkwBQN_4SZj_px7VwCLcB/s1600/DSC_1941.jpg)


The Sons of Ursa (demigriffons)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PrY5KSvQj6k/WA4SWbHoauI/AAAAAAAAEJo/pHQb46Vmh3YqhHWqUhNw2yi1rtq_mkkzwCLcB/s1600/DSC_1943.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KS0PZoMPxiU/WA4Un_fYRPI/AAAAAAAAEKM/PX7jszxYdrUEcKjNUuUT1sJSHjEwBQt-ACLcB/s1600/DSC_1937.jpg)


My favourite: Kreml's Guard

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aGZQi4Yi_FY/WA4T7FttFGI/AAAAAAAAEJ8/WPizz_kFnzQaR9-NsIReJG0Ashzkzpj6QCLcB/s1600/DSC_1940.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DIEd6BODoQ0/WA4T8AW99VI/AAAAAAAAEKA/XV1Ds3qfXc0BkeRe9IQKK0nHlMhPUiHxACLcB/s1600/IMG-20161021-WA0009.jpeg)

If you are interested, there are some more pics on our blog, and a brief explanation of each unit.
Hope you like it!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Elder Days on October 24, 2016, 10:54:39 PM
It might have already been mentioned but have you seen the range of medieval Rus that Fireforge Games is coming out with?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on October 24, 2016, 11:33:18 PM
The kreml guard are interesting. They still look a little elfish, but the heads look great on them and a good paintjob will put all worries aside.

You dont have any horse archers though!?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on October 25, 2016, 06:26:58 AM
Heaps and heaps of respect !

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on October 25, 2016, 10:27:41 AM
It's one of the best looking Kislev armies that I've ever seen. :Ohmy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on October 25, 2016, 03:30:31 PM
Thanks guys!

It might have already been mentioned but have you seen the range of medieval Rus that Fireforge Games is coming out with?

No, I have not! In fact, I didn't kown anything about them until now... Let me se... Hmmmm, they have some intereseting cavalry models (specially mongols). Well, now it's too late, because I don't plan to buy more models for Kislev, but they could be considered in the future. Thanks Elder.

The kreml guard are interesting. They still look a little elfish, but the heads look great on them and a good paintjob will put all worries aside.

You dont have any horse archers though!?

Exactly, the Kreml's Guard will loose (I hope), all they elfish style with the paintjob.
And no, saddly I couldn't achieve the ungol cavalry... maybe some day the GW project to reanimate some older models give me a surprise, but meanwhile, for the game, Drakenhof have 2 units of 10 models (as you can see some posts ago). So, we are well served!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project \ 11.03.16 painted Halflings archers
Post by: Drakenhof on November 03, 2016, 05:23:58 PM
Hi generals,

Here we have more painted minis that I finished last weekend. Yes, they are 20 mighty hafling archers! I started them a few months ago but due other projects I left them on the workbench. They will reinforce the Stirland contingent on the battle to come.

I used to play halfling in my Dogs of War army in 8th edition (even a couple of tournaments in the area) and they always performed well with their BS 4 and L 8. I really hope that 9th Age project incorporates this faction in a near future.

This weekend I'll advance on Reiksguards and prime a new unit which I'm assembling right now, pics to come. Cheers!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TMrWfZh9DMM/WBZWSRHRr2I/AAAAAAAAAIE/S6uTxRMEC44/s640/IMG_20161030_201330.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xenladsIIrQ/WBZWKGacA7I/AAAAAAAAAHw/vkg0uVcvRJw/s640/IMG_20161030_201957.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P9eXx9tIpZ4/WBZWNZwh3GI/AAAAAAAAAH4/UfbYJoeJeG0/s640/IMG_20161030_201706.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-abu6iaydz5Y/WBZWLwMRv9I/AAAAAAAAAH0/IqKsFxNa3ik/s640/IMG_20161030_201726.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tSL8ULcDStk/WBZWPOPTAqI/AAAAAAAAAH8/ygDkvJbrARg/s640/IMG_20161030_201542.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P12_Wem3yrA/WBZWQyrOJrI/AAAAAAAAAIA/CdVlCkV3DG8/s640/IMG_20161030_201511.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HgMHCuWk46s/WBZWT35Y5RI/AAAAAAAAAII/xJ4BznkC5-0/s640/IMG_20161030_201315.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on November 03, 2016, 07:16:29 PM
Loving the blog - so many great miniatures! Great to see the Reiksguard Foot troops, those were always a sight to behold on the battlefield. The Witchhunter formation is also impressive!  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Lateksimajava on November 04, 2016, 07:51:40 AM
This is an insane project!  :ph34r: Looking forward to see more stuff painted. It is always nice to see halflings well painted.

The Suneater conversion is very cool. Good use of the new AoS (not so great) plastic model.

By the way I would consider swapping the Kremlin guard halberds to plastic Empire halberds. Would make the unit look less elfish. They do look pretty good though. Good job with the head swaps!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on November 04, 2016, 08:52:17 AM
Loving those Halflings. Great minis and great paintjob. :)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 04, 2016, 09:03:05 PM
By the way I would consider swapping the Kremlin guard halberds to plastic Empire halberds. Would make the unit look less elfish. They do look pretty good though. Good job with the head swaps!

Hmmm... that's a nice idea... I will consider this  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on November 05, 2016, 09:36:51 AM
Can´t wait to see that awesome Kislev army painted. You got some impressive OOP model scrounging skills  :biggriin:
Why no winged lancers though?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on November 05, 2016, 01:58:25 PM
Hi Illumini. I spy with my little eye a large unit of 15 rear right of photograph.

Just read this again from beginning, never get bored of this. Sort of daft thing I would get dragged into. Loving the Chaos champion, want to see some of his command now.
How's the painting and decorating of Kislev going ?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on November 05, 2016, 07:09:54 PM
Those are Gryphon Legion. Sure, they are winged, they are lancers, but they are not winged lancers  :-P
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Commander Bernhardt on November 05, 2016, 08:03:29 PM
You guys are crazy
The good kind of crazy
I scrolled through this thread with my mouth open... such delicious eyecandy!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 05, 2016, 11:15:41 PM
Those are Gryphon Legion. Sure, they are winged, they are lancers, but they are not winged lancers  :-P

You are right Illumini. These are Gryphon Legion.
Well, as all of you know, kislev models are out of production, and these is the main reason that explains there is no winged lancers nor ungols in my army. But some posts ago, Drakenhof published some pictures with his kislev regiments. He have both units, and his army, and mine, will play together in the game.

Hi Illumini. I spy with my little eye a large unit of 15 rear right of photograph.

Just read this again from beginning, never get bored of this. Sort of daft thing I would get dragged into. Loving the Chaos champion, want to see some of his command now.
How's the painting and decorating of Kislev going ?

Very soon, my friend. This week I just started working on the gameboard. We don't update this post and our blog everyday, but I can assure you we work on it every single day!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on November 06, 2016, 12:33:39 PM
to say Gryphon legion are not winged lancers is akin to saying Reiksguard are not knights.  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Darknight on November 06, 2016, 08:48:16 PM
Yeah, aren't the Gyphon Legion the inner circle of the winged lancers, basically?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Elder Days on November 06, 2016, 10:25:28 PM
There are places that sell lancer wing conversion bits.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: S.O.F on November 06, 2016, 11:03:05 PM
Yeah, aren't the Gyphon Legion the inner circle of the winged lancers, basically?

In game terms basically yes, fluff wise a bit more complex.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on November 07, 2016, 12:49:59 AM
There are places that sell lancer wing conversion bits.

There are. Until recently, i had the browser window of my phone constantly on it, to prompt me to buy.
Not yet however (i closed the window a week ago)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on November 07, 2016, 04:16:25 PM
See the difference now. Gryphon Legion have covered face on the model, where as winged lancers do not. Learn something new each day.
Wonder if these figures will every make GW made to order. Not holding my breath.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 07, 2016, 06:22:34 PM
See the difference now.

In fact, there was quite difficult to me (an ancient elfish player) to see the difference between them!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on November 08, 2016, 01:09:06 AM
Gryphon legion have bearskins too, winged lancers do not.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 09, 2016, 06:25:02 PM
Some of you ask me, for the making of the city of Kislev.
Here we go!

Although it carries much more work, we finally decided to build our board on a modular structure. The main objection the time it requires, but the advantages are many: greater convenience in transportation, at work, in storage, and the result is a lighter and more resilient board.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xav4CFmP0lM/WB9uTF9UtRI/AAAAAAAAELY/Rea4NJMZ73cfUBM92PXqlQrwVfGdAPbhgCLcB/s1600/DSC_1936.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bfOBZZ3Lurw/WB9wYGzeuEI/AAAAAAAAELk/ZBrmXVI-OjUqUWk7Ben45d7O6QoORUGeACLcB/s1600/DSC_1937.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pCl_HQ21h6c/WB9z_jGQZVI/AAAAAAAAEL0/VS54CbAGIw0AZOYY6GCKsxXufnC33FRHwCLcB/s1600/DSC_1939.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zO4j2P-OoeY/WB-a-rKlIWI/AAAAAAAAEMM/gbIfdRpqQN489Qgi7Xwscwtc4G8Qo4L7wCLcB/s1600/DSC_1942.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/--dBGQC83gQY/WB-a-StCJTI/AAAAAAAAEMI/TxJG5DvBeZYRpXJCCFd5EL62O0j23i3cgCLcB/s1600/DSC_1948.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hQpk5zm9m_A/WB-bAP1ssrI/AAAAAAAAEMU/OhTFxWZYCrE2ErqfKr-r_0xfYgHTy5VZQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1949.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qSNOOdrfbd4/WB-bAGs88zI/AAAAAAAAEMY/DIzzNY7csfsmc-E4pdfdui0XwRf-d28DACLcB/s1600/DSC_1950.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on November 09, 2016, 07:15:24 PM
Love that gate! I also know how expensive it is  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Midaski on November 10, 2016, 12:02:03 PM
See the difference now. Gryphon Legion have covered face on the model, where as winged lancers do not. Learn something new each day.
Wonder if these figures will every make GW made to order. Not holding my breath.

Not quite true - Winged Lancers had 2 Troopers - one with a mask.
They did have a cloak which was 'convertible' to fur with very little effort with greenstuff.

(http://www.solegends.com/citcat1998/1998P055-02.jpg)

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on November 10, 2016, 02:58:15 PM
So due to this conversation, i have decided i want to downsize my kislev collection. I went through it tonight, and have culled a little. I will take photos over the weekend. Mainly kislev infantry (kossars and mordhiem) as well as some reaper bears and 7 old style 40k rough riders with the big furry hats.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Midaski on November 10, 2016, 03:10:27 PM
So due to this conversation, i have decided i want to downsize my kislev collection ...............

Have you still got my address ...................  :engel:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on November 10, 2016, 05:07:20 PM
What is the difference between Kislev Lancers and Gryphon Legion. Did GW make 2 types of model, or is it like the plastic Empire Knights, that you paint and name them as you want  :icon_question:

That's going to be one large table to hold 40,000 points of models.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on November 10, 2016, 05:44:07 PM
There are different models:
Gryphon legion have skull facemask and bearskin. They also have a slightly more fancy wing decor.
Winged lancers have plain facemask and leopard skin.

The Gryphon legion command group is also quite a bit more fancy than the winged lancers commanders

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Midaski on November 10, 2016, 06:22:16 PM
Also the Winged Lancers as shown above were separate legs and torsos - the Gryphon Legion had a one-piece body.

If you wanted a unit of 'Lancer' Knights you could put the Winged Lancer bodies on armoured legs and barded horses.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on November 11, 2016, 01:17:09 AM
I do prefer the winged lancer drummer over the gryphon legion trumpeter.

So due to this conversation, i have decided i want to downsize my kislev collection ...............

Have you still got my address ...................  :engel:

You are not wrong - i do owe you some stuff... i probably do still have it actually.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on November 11, 2016, 04:44:19 AM
I think the biggest difference was that the
kislev winged lancers were for kislev armies and allied forces units, the legion was addressed as a dow mercenary unit that traveled all over.  of course the figures were slightly different but I have always seen them mixed in with the regular lancers with no problem.  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Midaski on November 11, 2016, 08:58:23 AM

You are not wrong - i do owe you some stuff... i probably do still have it actually.

I was joking .............. and I think it is probably the other way round, as for some reason I had an envelope, with your name and address on it, on my desk for years.

I think the biggest difference was that the kislev winged lancers were for kislev armies and allied forces units, the legion was addressed as a dow mercenary unit that traveled all over.  of course the figures were slightly different but I have always seen them mixed in with the regular lancers with no problem.  steveb


Good point - and you could also apply the 'Inner Circle' concept to the two units if it suited your fluff.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on November 11, 2016, 10:16:48 AM
Wow, what a project that just keeps going and getting better, congrats! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::

I need to check and see whether my Kislev Lancers are Winged or Gryphon. :icon_lol:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 11, 2016, 05:23:18 PM
If we, therically experts on warhammer human armies, have problems to distiguish between these two units... imagine an orc or a chaos player...  :icon_lol:


Good news! I've been working hard on the table this week. But I will need more materials, wich will arrive next thursday, minimum. Meanwhile, I've decided to add some different levels on the city. If I can finish some details tonight, I will show you the results tomorrow; I'm sure you will like it.

That's going to be one large table to hold 40,000 points of models.

Actually, this is only one of the 6 standard tables that will hold the legions.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 11, 2016, 10:56:23 PM
Well, I take some pics tonight:

Tabletop World models are so awesome that it wasn't necessary to convert them. Although, on one hand we wanted to add a baluart in order to break the monotony of the wall; on the other hand, we had to include the ruined part of the wall where the chaotic hosts will penetrate the city.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WNz-61D1SFE/WCYvgcQ145I/AAAAAAAAEN0/52vMXB5gmm4AlSuqRfYrW4g6mtzo-rrFQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1955.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bUnH8mpuvS0/WCYvf1mVV6I/AAAAAAAAENw/ZHau1-fwOaoToYbO7_PxGqshiqJWK0pkwCLcB/s1600/DSC_1954.jpg)

This is the Town Gate model of TW, once "rippered". Don't panic, the trunk is there to add pressure on the glue of the plasticard

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_-Hj4Vs80yc/WCYxAT6wuuI/AAAAAAAAEOI/dcxsSL9WjS8ckuKtUN8iuKe8oSGWS9bKACLcB/s1600/DSC_1965.jpg)

Plasticard cobblestones:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UMkjDMgx7WQ/WCYx69dFo0I/AAAAAAAAEOY/HK8qaAsd93E24201vD-aqrr3DMjB9kORQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1981.jpg)

South (left) part of the city:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aj4VOUCDEjc/WCY01u_j4ZI/AAAAAAAAEOo/RTxnOFgyf9gX7BjCJL0L6hDffOabQO5WwCLcB/s1600/DSC_1983.jpg)

North (right) part of the city

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vBNi0aL9H1U/WCY1FgP-RrI/AAAAAAAAEO8/1tQ9uluUtSwJ7yVo3PadHRZ_ZbRBmS-6gCLcB/s1600/DSC_1991.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oO3L1kgp57E/WCY1FqAlY1I/AAAAAAAAEPA/v_v3MCBjybk-GMRJbcD56fW3jkG6NpzFwCLcB/s1600/DSC_1994.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uUiV_zsmLTA/WCY1HhrLOII/AAAAAAAAEPM/BnnlIqHCE8AET9vdZG1CcR9rwLF1-uUDQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1998.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IOZoOaUJ-GE/WCY1TrQnsCI/AAAAAAAAEPU/VWySOG0cYGA6butflV6k0S4TWzF3BpS_ACLcB/s1600/DSC_2001.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mnHVEna_mvE/WCY1Uzr-PhI/AAAAAAAAEPc/xuHKd_e98y4bgrOSsr1XPrddxJa4-dwzgCLcB/s1600/DSC_2006.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on November 11, 2016, 11:12:26 PM
oh man this is going to be cool
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on November 12, 2016, 08:24:25 AM
Amazing start!

One of you has a big hobby room / a nice wife  :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 12, 2016, 10:30:41 PM
Amazing start!

One of you has a big hobby room / a nice wife  :biggriin:

Both! a garage and an awesome wife!  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on November 12, 2016, 11:39:36 PM
WOW That's brave taking a blade to a model that expensive. I take my hat off to you Sir.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Yodhrin on November 13, 2016, 12:47:26 AM
Bloody Nora, you could buy a car for that table :P

It's already looking stunning - can I ask, where did you get the big blank sheets of stone texture you've used on the interior facing of the custom wall section, on the left there next to the tower?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 13, 2016, 08:53:59 AM
WOW That's brave taking a blade to a model that expensive. I take my hat off to you Sir.

Not easier the first time, I promise!

It's already looking stunning - can I ask, where did you get the big blank sheets of stone texture you've used on the interior facing of the custom wall section, on the left there next to the tower?

Yes, you can. Is simply the Town Square also from Tabletop World. As far as I can, I will not mix this scenery models with models from other brands; I don't like eclecticism on this matters. So, I'm trying to fill the table (the outwall tables as well) only with TW range of models.

(http://www.tabletop-world.com/Images/TownSquare/townSquare.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on November 14, 2016, 01:41:17 AM
This is beautiful, stunning work. Did TW-Warhammer factor in at all for the look of the city behind the walls? Just curious...
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on November 16, 2016, 08:30:42 PM
Drool

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 16, 2016, 11:44:46 PM
This is beautiful, stunning work. Did TW-Warhammer factor in at all for the look of the city behind the walls? Just curious...

Not sure what do you mean... If the rest of the table will contain Tabletop World buildings? Then the answer is yes. We want to make a landscape fully integrated, harmonious. So, all the buildigns will be, only, from TW. That includes the Watch Tower, the Mill, the Cottage, the Bridge... and we are waiting for the upcoming Water mill. Too much scenery? Not for a 7m (23ft) long table!  :icon_lol:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VZXTQ9LJ-4A/WCzxGBGQq_I/AAAAAAAAEQA/SilRpYmQDqEyBDfAu--fVLiG9f7pvJoiACLcB/s1600/diagrama%2Bangl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on November 16, 2016, 11:57:44 PM
The absolute beauty of complete madness!

(The dimensions of that map)

Hope to get there one day.  :::cheers:::

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on November 17, 2016, 03:12:13 AM
I love your planned map. Are there going to be some 'locked in combat' units you will do together?

What i meant, was warhammer:total war. The sieges in that have the city you battle through look similar to the spacings and groupings you have started to build.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Lateksimajava on November 17, 2016, 08:51:29 AM
Uuh! This is awesome. And it's becoming even more awesome! Looking forward to see more!  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 18, 2016, 08:26:46 AM
Thank you for your support guys. I really appreciate that!


I love your planned map. Are there going to be some 'locked in combat' units you will do together?

What i meant, was warhammer:total war. The sieges in that have the city you battle through look similar to the spacings and groupings you have started to build.

 :icon_lol: :icon_lol: TW=Total War!
Then the answer is also afirmative. I've beencollecting hundres of pictures about warhammer castles, fortresses and cities, from simple illustration to real scenery. And exactly, The images from the sieges on Total War are between them. The width of the walls in Total War is too much, in my opinion. But in contrast the width of the wall street (the street inmediately behind the walls) is more interesting. Allow us to move correctly our units (including hordes formation) and also keep a real proportion.

For those who don't know what we are talking about:
(http://strategyland.ru/_pu/2/63638700.jpg)

And, answering your first question. I'm currently thinting about this. Surely there will be not a mini fighting diorama, but maybe some details here and there, for example, with this model:

(http://www.bitzbox.co.uk/images/warhammer_giant_running_man_large.jpg)

I simply love it...
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on November 18, 2016, 05:17:29 PM
wow, the dream is becoming a reality at a steady pace!

the city will look awesome. Now I realize the following is hard for you to understand while in the thick of it but, hear me out.  :wink:
There will be a time when your battle for Kislev has been fought and becomes a glorious part of wargaming history. The miniatures can march on of course. but, this table, in particular the city part, is it going to be modular? Would you e.g. be able to assemble the wall in some other configuration? Is this something you put thought into?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on November 18, 2016, 05:27:57 PM
Those buildings are looking wonderful as this project is coming together!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 19, 2016, 03:43:18 PM
wow, the dream is becoming a reality at a steady pace!

the city will look awesome. Now I realize the following is hard for you to understand while in the thick of it but, hear me out.  :wink:
There will be a time when your battle for Kislev has been fought and becomes a glorious part of wargaming history. The miniatures can march on of course. but, this table, in particular the city part, is it going to be modular? Would you e.g. be able to assemble the wall in some other configuration? Is this something you put thought into?

Dear Naitsabes, of course I did...  :icon_wink:

First of all, our purpose is to achieve the first part of your question: make this battle as epic as it could be. And share it as far as we could with the gaming community (on these matters, we are currently working on). If this goal is accomplished, the rest doesn't matter.
BUT, I am not a silly man (or at least, that's what my wife says...). As I have mentioned in other occasions, this is not a personal project, but a collective one (not a soviet, though). We are a group of 7 freak guys working on it, and the buildings belongs to all of us, not just me. The truth is I bought 33% of models for me, but the other 67% belongs to the rest of the group. And so, the buildings will not be fixed on the table (except for the bastion), in order to play in other games/tables with them. And the table is also modular to make it easier both to transport and to save it correctly. Furthermore, we like siege battles, so, I'm sure we will use these walls/buildings in other occasions. And even another reason: Pep (Drakenhof) organize a warhammer tournament each 2 years, so, at least half of the tables will be used for it.

So, enjoy the project as I am sure you do, and don't worry for the day-after!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on November 19, 2016, 06:00:21 PM
Live streaming the battle?  :::cheers:::

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 20, 2016, 07:05:32 PM
In fact, we thought in that possibility... but two-days-game maybe it's too much. Also, we'd depend on the internet connexion of the place where we'll play.
Meanwhile, today we have recorded a pair of videos about the game and about the background. As soon as I can put the english sutitles on it, I will link you from youtube.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on November 21, 2016, 04:45:19 PM
Might be a bit too slow moving for live streaming, yes  :-D

Certainly expecting hundreds of images and pages on pages of written battlereports though  :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on November 21, 2016, 11:27:32 PM
Seem to be having problems seeing the complete picture on your blog site. They are long and narrow [no height to them] when I click on.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 22, 2016, 09:05:27 PM
Really? can you tell me on what post have you problems? I watch them correctly
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 24, 2016, 03:32:53 PM
Finally, we have finished the first video about the game.
This is a background intoduction onto the battle.
We speak in spanish but there are subtitles in english.

Hope you like it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXSIeD33YEQ&t=175s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXSIeD33YEQ&t=175s)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Doc J on November 25, 2016, 01:10:41 PM
That city is going to be absolutely gorgeous when you're finished I look forward to seeing it  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 27, 2016, 06:07:07 PM
Some new pics about Kislev.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y1oQIhzCL6I/WDsc3wH7NYI/AAAAAAAAESU/NPu9vCY4h6kBzucdMnmPxxsZQzvGkrjbQCLcB/s1600/DSC_1996tfk.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hQV5VYO0gjk/WDsNyH2522I/AAAAAAAAERM/AE7xdVo3UHgVJtXLZhfndwcMF44Vh1OggCLcB/s1600/DSC_1987.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pqKXvm7Wi8g/WDsObjTNmRI/AAAAAAAAER0/s685i7k_AOskE7HDsVBgZ1pZJztnbURWwCLcB/s1600/DSC_1798.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on November 27, 2016, 09:13:05 PM
Awesome !

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on November 28, 2016, 09:06:24 AM
Stunning!  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on November 28, 2016, 11:11:38 AM
That's really impressive!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on November 28, 2016, 11:27:33 AM
Looking wonderful, and not surprising. :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: takenoko on November 28, 2016, 12:33:04 PM
This project is Amazing! So much epicness!  ::heretic:: ::heretic:: ::heretic::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on December 07, 2016, 08:51:41 AM
Thanks guys!

now, a short video avout the scenery of Kislev (in spanish, english sub.)
All comments will be welcome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-D_JPdaflA​ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-D_JPdaflA​)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on December 14, 2016, 11:29:58 PM
Hi Rogers. Hope this works, many of the pictures I look at appear to be clipped. eg.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-H8m_CrlZCBo/WA5CUjYWsoI/AAAAAAAAEK4/kt7mr0Klwbw76GfmjoJemvsN2yh2PpbzQCLcB/s640/DSC_1934_retall.jpg
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on December 15, 2016, 01:56:27 PM
Ah! all right, now I know what you're refering for.
It's not a problem... some people call it "graphic design"  :icon_lol:
At the beginning of each post there is a cut pic as a taste for what is inside the complete post. You will find the complete pics if you click on " read more". Following the same example: http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/2016/10/mas-tropas-para-kislev-more-troops-for.html#more (http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/2016/10/mas-tropas-para-kislev-more-troops-for.html#more)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on January 07, 2017, 11:25:59 AM
Now I understand, and have learnt to Spanish words. You have some great stuff hidden there. What are the flying Kroot going to be, also behind them to the right [looking at] there is a chaos lord on big beastie, can we have a closer look at him. pleasssse  :-D
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Shadespyre on January 07, 2017, 05:48:16 PM
Nice video! Very informative. Apart from the sheer size of this project I love all the extra ideas in it, from converting the Tabletop World buildings for variety, to the springy sign, and especially setting the width of the streets to unit sizes. Making the back alleys wide enough for 5 humans but not 5 chaos warriors is an interesting extra dimension to the battle.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on January 07, 2017, 07:41:28 PM
your 'king of all media' outreach is quite impressive. I mean, ideally you'd bring out all your material in the language that the vast majority of people with disposable income speak. but, I suppose I am just selfish and want to read that 'dossier de batalla con toda la información acerca de ese conflicto' in a version not mutilated by a google translation to English.

The part I don't understand is why you would switch to 9th Age. They come out with new rules every 5 minutes, how are you going to keep up when your project is this scale?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 07, 2017, 09:58:28 PM
Now I understand, and have learnt to Spanish words. You have some great stuff hidden there. What are the flying Kroot going to be, also behind them to the right [looking at] there is a chaos lord on big beastie, can we have a closer look at him. pleasssse  :-D

The winged kroots are furies.

About the chaos lord... I suppose you're talking about him:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zpeKhcMw14Q/WG1LlM4nHoI/AAAAAAAAEyA/CBV1M9k2ONUbkzR6MSMLu8Ijle-gCeuGQCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170104_151633.jpg)

I'm working on it. This is the chaos emperor dragon, but there is still a lot work to do!

Nice video! Very informative. Apart from the sheer size of this project I love all the extra ideas in it, from converting the Tabletop World buildings for variety, to the springy sign, and especially setting the width of the streets to unit sizes. Making the back alleys wide enough for 5 humans but not 5 chaos warriors is an interesting extra dimension to the battle.

I like you take the idea  :icon_wink:. I didn't want simply a nice scenery but one with strategic inputs.
Soon I'll record another with the hole city.
This is where I'm currently working on:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/JkPW3bsQCruZI8IgIsnsSe576vUrDD76x8WPNf9DXNhrrpN2qd4KFJeDyfhxXg5YlWfkGQtGecSkmCKU_BJ0lZ3BkzTQhma8DtWOE2k6k0gfMeK-Rq4Qu9M9bpNlzRqVNCx_UM2bpkFj39EARN_Q1os8cHtPGGS4bUexfi1Ig_00uTuLJxThDEOCsWGzBcg9yiGP4tEmPl6yLs3H2jhT_5XR6zqDYJqfhhBO9xh9PpvhvJPTxLnMfqm3022O5MDWtknNkdg6GFNlqwDTiEAPN3ww7ZaT8rb03lqRzRd8DQ2OZulk6KMuqKW91631OjX5A_4tCsMGVfdt3ZF7K4nWuqj-PJN2zCxvMPMCjwyVK12Tv3JYIv6G79B28EeYSyPzM4dRui6jRi2E7Jxel82QYE_yynJ-RJQ2eJEpU1CaHJaSFUYfnJlvCYnPvFZMgPhjj36K0SFEE_YJJakJUffCFoqSfDY1SZ98lv9qEJQPQFh4dgWWA7ECHeNRWiqlyGV1EWrxw3UUwV0uTOVS-qEzcXh10d5QApOQqUuu9jvexLGaiLaR1k0S7EymoUN-2uAom6BGa2PiwSUXoKMpMOViGrW8GBZ4SXhG8TeSvKCX1wXkHw=w867-h650-no)

your 'king of all media' outreach is quite impressive. I mean, ideally you'd bring out all your material in the language that the vast majority of people with disposable income speak. but, I suppose I am just selfish and want to read that 'dossier de batalla con toda la información acerca de ese conflicto' in a version not mutilated by a google translation to English.

The part I don't understand is why you would switch to 9th Age. They come out with new rules every 5 minutes, how are you going to keep up when your project is this scale?

Well, I spend many hours per week on that project: painting, modelling, searching and buying models, searching inspiration idea on the net, writing in the blog and making videos. What includes translating all that information in a foreign language. Sometimes this is an exhausting task.
But, here we are. Standing! I hope some day I could translate the enterely Dossier.

About 9th Age... I must admit, I'm a little tired of their continuous changes. Every update is far from 8th edition and now they are changing even the background. In Spain 9th Age is what the people are playing now the most. 8th edition is almost extinguished here. So, the initial plan was to play the game using 9th Age rules, but when the mist dispel and we have everything ready... who knows...
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on January 09, 2017, 09:15:02 AM
It's the first time that I've seen a good conversion of this shitty Archaon kit from AoS. Well done! :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 09, 2017, 03:34:42 PM
hahaha... well, thank you Xathrodox!  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on January 09, 2017, 03:51:18 PM
No need to thank me. ;) You even managed to make those necks not look like dongs, like in the original model. :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 09, 2017, 11:55:08 PM
I'll try to make these necks monsterly beauty! hehehe

Well, and finally, THE CHARACTER! Magnus the Pious!!

Firstly, I have to say it was particularly difficult to find the bits and models for this conversion. Indeed, difficult to choose and difficut to find! I was sure that this model must be as close as posible to the both illustrtion below, the only ones we have find about Magnus. Thus, would be easy to recognize by those who knows about warhammer history (or Empire background, at least!)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bofCneVv7Ic/WHPgwuSgMTI/AAAAAAAAE1c/ZhT6gPvJOnUbHIkmpEu75R89LSxnptjLwCLcB/s1600/Magnus_1.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YcYlxlBp7EY/WHPgwmFnY2I/AAAAAAAAE1Y/Fqsmn8b06GYQD5oifZD6tgGJDS2H9dzLgCLcB/s1600/Magnus_2.jpg)

He had to be mounted on an imperial warhorse, as the background says, and as he appears in the first picture. So, instead of focusing on the character, the first thing I looked for was a proper mount. Discarded the Bretonian steeds, those from vampire counts or Chaos warriors for being too different from the rest of the army horses, I focused on the The Empire range of models. There were several possibilities. That horses who pull the huracanum/luminarch are a very good update of the models of imperial horse (note that this model is about 20 years old...), although I was searching for something special, more spectacular. There are several characters with good mounts: Valten, the general/standard bearer plastic kit, and other horses whose only difference is the head. But there are three characters that clearly stand out in this aspect: Ludwig Schwarzhelm, Marius Leitdorf and Kurt Helborg.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0FyYWE6S5wI/WHQEt26md3I/AAAAAAAAE1s/svjdT87uuPIhZXhSnOiRqkvolDr9kbKNACLcB/s1600/99120202011_GeneraloftheEmpireNEW01.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DTfRgqn9zEQ/WHQEuUy7_PI/AAAAAAAAE1w/DshH8HKoku0l8B1_KGljlZvyvLz61msBQCLcB/s1600/gw-99810202002_1.jpg)

Undoubtedly, the models of Schwarzhelm, Leitdorf and Helborg are among the best minis that the imperial collection has ever had. And yet... they are OUT OF PRODUCTION. As I was determined to use these mounts for other characters, in addition to Magnus, I wanted to achieve them all and once in hand, decide which mount was going to belong to each character. It cost me 11 months, but finally I have all three, thanks to the secondhand markets on Facebook and Wallapop.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DHKfKJIrkOQ/WHQJfwr0zUI/AAAAAAAAE2A/aITLQT2RbxQ2CtK4IlYH-8wPkcwRNGKTACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170101_224315.jpg)

I finally decided to use Kurt Helborg's mount for Magnus's conversion. And in fact, most of his body. The second point to deal with was the type of weapon that Magnus carried on the battle. The background indicates nothing about it and the spear of the illustration above seems only scenic. In the same illustration he also carries a sword, but we know that the Rune Fangs belonged only to the Elector Counts and they were all there, using them in the battle. So there was only one obvious choice: Ghal Maraz itself. As Valten did on The Chaos Storm / End Times, Ghal Maraz would be wielded by Sigmar's chosen one.
So I replaced his original Rune Fang by the Ghal Maraz from Karl Franz plastic kit.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jik2Y6bV1ZU/WHQJaqXaCWI/AAAAAAAAE18/U_RM-urd4ZE9ZUIwqTNp8wdbbi6HV-jgQCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170102_110725.jpg)

And now we reach the third and most important factor: his head. Undoubtedly this is the focal element of the model and its main characteristic feature. His head must accomplish four conditions: bald head with tail, no beard or mustache, mature and serious appearance and to wear a monocle. I spent days thinking about it and checking dozens (or hundreds) of imperial heads from the bits box: from the steam tank engineer (who carries a monocle) to the greatswords or warrior priests shaved heads. And in the end I find one that, although it had to be worked, could give a nice base. It is this:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7it6BTJ8KoM/WHQLJ1rRm_I/AAAAAAAAE2M/BUrJAfsdzkw1ZMFhz5QyOfLEGSv4kNVCwCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170101_224248.jpg)

It belongs to the White Wolf extras from the Empire knights plastic kit. It's a shaved head with a hair tail; I just had to take off his beard and add the details with green stuff. So after shaving him, I cut the original Kurt's head (it hurt me more than him) and I stuck this one in its place.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Xm3OKRCpzMw/WHQML-MOcmI/AAAAAAAAE2Y/4OFRij3tLhoC998grBtgrqiJSKm_QndIgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170101_195853.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s8OmvCfGAw0/WHQML2lvtLI/AAAAAAAAE2c/BjxGAEY4O9kPPAfPqnDdngLnDsMzNBd4gCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170102_110335.jpg)

After marking the scars with the cutter (modellism knife, is that its name in english?), the first thing I modeled was the monocle. I took a small piece of green stuff, and stuck it on his eye with a small drop of superglue. Yes, this is my secret. If ever a piece has not enough support, I put green stuff and super glue. I do not pin; I create cement. The trick is to let the piece harden on the superglue, so that it is totally attached to the model. Once solid, I sculp fine details with cutter. In this case I could leave the surface of the monocle completely smooth and round using cutter. On the other hand, the monocular thread is a piece of fishing thread.

Next step was to model the cape. In this case I used a needle (like Arya Stark) to create the fur.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SEkEsmaYm2k/WHQOQY265pI/AAAAAAAAE20/iczOqlIfMlwDVyKKtGlkZl3VXpzyWJEhACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170103_105737.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xy44yu2DIuU/WHQOQdVjB_I/AAAAAAAAE2s/Ot6sS_ME5F4gVxC7U8voKA8FOPOmwvFmACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170103_105759.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Q-ml6TWoPD0/WHQOQTu0UbI/AAAAAAAAE2w/WlwAABuK2v44euS6nwV17YF9NobHKSxbACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170103_105817.jpg)

I sculpted some more details and put a sheathed sword on his side. The original model has an empty sheath, since Kurt is wielding the sword, so I had to put a sheath with the sword sheathed.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-anzDvYzlVJY/WHQO0BhBr8I/AAAAAAAAE24/6_5aiG4iUrgJ3MaC6bR-8-5UMeSIfSbCQCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170106_130703.jpg)

Finally I decided to sculpt a more populated eyebrows, as in the illustrations, and that was the end point. Now, just painting work rermains!

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rRYD5e6QC4k/WHQPRSys6nI/AAAAAAAAE3A/LicvPHJqHi4HqQUI9TUb55bDTY696FBeACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170106_130652.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on January 10, 2017, 01:54:54 AM
Sweet Jesus is all I have to say....this is going to be a winner.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sharkbelly on January 10, 2017, 04:11:04 AM
Very nice. I love the monocle!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on January 10, 2017, 11:41:06 AM
Sweet Jesus is all I have to say....this is going to be a winner.

Damn! I agree. This is incredible work and he really looks like he just jumped from the artworks.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on January 10, 2017, 11:54:27 AM
Thats one brilliant conversion - not an easy thing, cutting off heads of metal models. Waiting impatiently to see him painted.  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on January 10, 2017, 12:24:12 PM
Excellent. :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Bartolo Miachevelia on January 10, 2017, 04:47:27 PM
Awesome! :happy:
I'm curious to see Asavar Kul now!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: McKharu on January 10, 2017, 10:06:11 PM
Great conversion! The face stance is great, and the monocle is even better! Congrats, the sacrifice of Kurt was worthy!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on January 11, 2017, 04:58:56 AM
Nice conversion, really like it.

The monocle is kind of weird, so impractical on a horse...I suppose that's why we love warhammer. Where is the second Magnus picture from? I guess he needs to wear the monocle to keep the bulging eye in or else people would realize that his left eye has been touched by the Dark Gods.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on January 11, 2017, 11:20:31 AM
Nice conversion, really like it.

The monocle is kind of weird, so impractical on a horse...I suppose that's why we love warhammer. Where is the second Magnus picture from? I guess he needs to wear the monocle to keep the bulging eye in or else people would realize that his left eye has been touched by the Dark Gods.

I think it's from one of the Black Library Sourcebooks, the one about Empire's armies.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 11, 2017, 01:47:01 PM
Thank you all for comments; are really wellcome.

Cannot remember where this second picture comes from. Maybe from warhammer role books? Too much books to remember the source...

Today I've recorded a new vieo about he whole table of Kislev. I'll try to upload tonight.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Bartolo Miachevelia on January 11, 2017, 03:25:59 PM
Magnus  with beastman head on pike comes from ''Empire at War'' BL sourcebook, where it describe tactics used in most famous Empire Battles( Black Fire Pass, Hel fenn...).
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 17, 2017, 09:45:23 AM
Thanks Bartolo.

Here comes another cavalry unit of the Ostermark elector count.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YiFnkL02n1I/WH1nSVwCAiI/AAAAAAAAE-Y/OLadRnFkQzQ_QByIbEmE74GsnZqjhrxTACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170117_011245.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_AMsnP2oHK0/WH1m0p2K2WI/AAAAAAAAE-I/GNoHivcdKBsTNkQsDAV8HuvcIMd5imB5wCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170117_011518.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pk6uLJvCQvk/WH1na7bPoNI/AAAAAAAAE-c/pgmJf_mjh3IbAyBWmDFwsDRCC2Zt8KqVQCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170117_011416.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ngcKaifMxDg/WH1pcEyAQPI/AAAAAAAAE-4/Lqda0Ua5whw2slVgWVWQNFgOsuLS99KLgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170117_011440.jpg)

Now I'm working on the elector count himself and his battle standard bearer. Then, I will paint Magnus.

P.S. I didn't record the video about Kislev yet. I'm waiting to finish the moat.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on January 17, 2017, 02:02:24 PM
WOW, amazing work !!!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on January 18, 2017, 06:33:25 AM
Wow! What work cleaning all those chaos steeds of evil bits!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Novogord on January 18, 2017, 07:29:10 AM
They look a lot less evil when in purple!
Great work!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on January 18, 2017, 07:35:01 AM
I painted some white wolves purple once. My mate called them 'knights of the purple handbag'. Has stuck every time i take white wolves now. I think it was also because they had rubber hammers and bounced their charge, and then fled off the board.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 18, 2017, 11:37:50 AM
I painted some white wolves purple once. My mate called them 'knights of the purple handbag'. Has stuck every time i take white wolves now. I think it was also because they had rubber hammers and bounced their charge, and then fled off the board.

This is a nice way to motivate my troops, Warlord Morkar :icon_lol:
The reason I painted it purple was because my army comes from Ostermark. For me, the global aspect of the army must have the same colour scheme, so I used the same colours as the rest of infantry troops. Yes, the knightly orders have their own colour scheme. But they are not; they belongs to the Elector Count. Every Elector count have to have their own mounted troops!. So, here they are.

And yes, I spent many hours with a knife and green stuff to eliminate their chaotic style!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Shadespyre on January 18, 2017, 01:29:37 PM
Purple Knights - should be a terrible idea, but these are amazing!  :eusa_clap: I also like the idea that not all Knights belong to one of the famous orders, no reason at all why there shouldn't be Knights of the Ostermark or whatever. I am now tempted to add something similar to my own army, possibly using White Knight's minis.

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on January 18, 2017, 06:04:43 PM
not weighing in on the manliness purple. just noting that only a manly man can rock a pink shirt...
Still, I think a second color (or even metal) on some of the armor parts would have been good to break up the purple-ness.

And, I applaud the hours spent on getting spiky evil bits off. Time well spent  :eusa_clap:

But, the really killer for me are the shields. Hot damn! are these decals and then overpainted? or are you a freehand god?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: King on January 18, 2017, 08:44:50 PM
The knights look fantastic even though in purple...however the one in the second rank still has a chaos star for an eye piece :p
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 19, 2017, 10:56:59 AM
not weighing in on the manliness purple. just noting that only a manly man can rock a pink shirt...
Still, I think a second color (or even metal) on some of the armor parts would have been good to break up the purple-ness.

And, I applaud the hours spent on getting spiky evil bits off. Time well spent  :eusa_clap:

But, the really killer for me are the shields. Hot damn! are these decals and then overpainted? or are you a freehand god?

Well, pink is not purple... but maybe some chipped metal areas could be a good idea.

The shields are freehand painted. Thank you for comments but it could be clearly better..! Here you can see  how it was:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ljpeCZuybVU/WH1pbVtIM_I/AAAAAAAAE-0/gwvFe5JLosM74OhdUo5ot_M4Iu835wUKgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170116_225058.jpg)

The knights look fantastic even though in purple...however the one in the second rank still has a chaos star for an eye piece :p


Hush King! Nobody noticed it!!  :evil:

Yes, there is THAT mistake...This one was specially difficult to hide. I tried to cover it with gren stuff, and in some cases it worked (there are 3 pair of eyes like this), but in others, green stuff simply fall out. Like in this case.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on January 19, 2017, 01:22:04 PM
Free hand shields look great! :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on January 19, 2017, 09:07:36 PM
Dam nation! Those are freehand?! Really nice work.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on January 20, 2017, 09:21:26 AM
Dam nation! Those are freehand?! Really nice work.

I agree! Your freehand skills are impressive! :Ohmy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 20, 2017, 04:28:28 PM
I like this one more. Both models finished today!

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hBcfR4ksop0/WII2FL9yP4I/AAAAAAAAFCw/icUGYr4LyaYdlz8R-tTMNglCNKxy9cTWwCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170120_160816.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-E6f3HMhRUec/WII2E5eXMnI/AAAAAAAAFCs/ge0PXYuPaeYiyewfkoskrHOSUS1ZyNu3ACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170120_160836.jpg)

Noting you're interested on this kind of painting, there are some pictures on the blog showing the step by step: http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/2017/01/conde-elector-de-ostermark-ostermark.html#more


Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on January 20, 2017, 04:30:11 PM
well done.  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on January 20, 2017, 06:55:18 PM
well done indeed. what wash do you use on the yellow, e.g. the horse reins?

I'd love to see a picture of your characters side by side with knights on a no-longer-chaos steed and a 'regular' puny old horse.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on January 21, 2017, 10:29:17 PM
BAM! Warhammer!! very cool sir
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on January 21, 2017, 10:38:43 PM
Beautiful! Wish I had half the talent.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on January 23, 2017, 11:26:05 AM
It's stuff like this, that keeps the old Warhammer alive. Splendid!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 26, 2017, 07:08:52 PM
well done indeed. what wash do you use on the yellow, e.g. the horse reins?

I'd love to see a picture of your characters side by side with knights on a no-longer-chaos steed and a 'regular' puny old horse.

Sorry for the delay, I've been out several days. The yellow wash is GW's Casandora Yellow, one or two layers of it depending on the zone.

Thanks you all for the positive comments  :::cheers::: It really helps!

And now, next target. This week I've painted a dragon-ogre standard bearer, a chaos dragon rider and this guy. Maybe you know him!

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s6pIf-ra-UE/WIpGyg9ItBI/AAAAAAAAFI8/m4xL9aiM_xEBmsBrfUvExPrHRKiYiMHlgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170126_193117.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ibGBx7iC-lg/WIpFKvMPiII/AAAAAAAAFIY/piPLtJBr4cQhFS20Ku7x9uZM-IL0_1vuACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170126_192821.jpg)

You can see some more pictures on the blog
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on January 26, 2017, 07:55:28 PM
Damn! I feel guilty of something when under his scrutiny. Fantastic!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on January 27, 2017, 05:26:48 PM
Fantastic conversion and very nice painting!

I do think he deserves a real big and tall scenic base though, seems he will get lost in the hordes with his fairly standard size.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on January 27, 2017, 05:40:22 PM
I do think he deserves a real big and tall scenic base though, seems he will get lost in the hordes with his fairly standard size.

despite the magnificent conversion and paint job this is still a gaming piece. And, they promised to use a game system where base size (and shape!) matters.  :wink:

But, fix the grey lips. might be as simple as a touch of agrax wash?




Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 27, 2017, 11:01:06 PM
I do think he deserves a real big and tall scenic base though, seems he will get lost in the hordes with his fairly standard size.

despite the magnificent conversion and paint job this is still a gaming piece. And, they promised to use a game system where base size (and shape!) matters.  :wink:

But, fix the grey lips. might be as simple as a touch of agrax wash?

Exactly. Official bases matters. If I'm not wrong only Kholek will have a different base... and this is because there is not an official model of him.

About his face and beard... I firstly paint the narrow space between his lips with black and rhinox hide and then some washes with grey on the beard. But I'm not completely satisfied with it. Maybe tomorroy I will add some layers. The thing is that his lower lip is not enough prominent and it's difficult  to mark it correctly.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 28, 2017, 12:22:08 PM
Beard, lips and eyebrows improved:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UYPehX3yDXc/WIyMBXGZpFI/AAAAAAAAFK0/Ibq1mqFl2xwVfbwJ6GSu8iLMp70OFRWCACEw/s1600/Magnus%2Bcomparativa.jpg)


And a joke for free:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U6GQEBSKyS8/WIyMPuabVtI/AAAAAAAAFK4/DRdHWSyPwYMi_7JIM54qR1Zsl5uLsSpJQCLcB/s1600/Magnus%2BMEME.jpg)

 :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on January 28, 2017, 01:33:34 PM
 :biggriin:

Love the model!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: carturello on January 28, 2017, 09:49:57 PM
Beautiful conversion and great meme!   :icon_lol:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on January 29, 2017, 10:52:37 PM
You pulled off the conversion beautifully.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on February 13, 2017, 02:08:27 PM
All I can say is: HOOOOLLLLYYY CRAAAAPPPPP!!!!! :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on February 20, 2017, 11:41:24 PM
That's one great big lot of Flagellants, liking the big bell and the guy on the cross. What's the little cart having on ?
Empire troops coming on a treat, are they all newly painted, or did you already have some between you. Not even going to comment on Magnus still green with envy. :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Kirgan on February 21, 2017, 09:37:57 AM
Beard, lips and eyebrows improved:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UYPehX3yDXc/WIyMBXGZpFI/AAAAAAAAFK0/Ibq1mqFl2xwVfbwJ6GSu8iLMp70OFRWCACEw/s1600/Magnus%2Bcomparativa.jpg)


And a joke for free:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U6GQEBSKyS8/WIyMPuabVtI/AAAAAAAAFK4/DRdHWSyPwYMi_7JIM54qR1Zsl5uLsSpJQCLcB/s1600/Magnus%2BMEME.jpg)

 :icon_mrgreen:

Love it both  :biggriin: :biggriin: :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on February 21, 2017, 01:51:42 PM
Love the meme and love the model. Magnus for president! :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on February 22, 2017, 01:25:46 PM
Thank you guys. I little divertimento...  :icon_lol:

That's one great big lot of Flagellants, liking the big bell and the guy on the cross. What's the little cart having on ?
Empire troops coming on a treat, are they all newly painted, or did you already have some between you. Not even going to comment on Magnus still green with envy. :icon_mrgreen:

Within 10 days I will finish the unit and you'll see what the cart carries... somekind of children of chaos; not sure a skaven, a mutant human or something like this. And he (or it) will be imprisoned. The cart you wee is the lower part of a mobil jail! jejeje (BUT, I have to admit, it's not an original idea; I take it form the net)

And yes. It's a treat. All Empire is newly painted. I began to paiting it a year ago. But we are two guys paiting, easy to distinguish: he paint his bases in black; I do it in brown. If you visit the blog, tags "Roger" and "Pep" will show you the models of each one.

Two hours ago I just finished the War Altar of Sigmar with its 20 flagellants pulling it. As soon as I can pics will be shown.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on February 22, 2017, 10:19:54 PM
Magnus had a friend.
That friend, had other friends too.
And acolytes.
And a mastodontic War Altar of Sigmar.

And, one day, all together took they arms and weapons and went to war. Happily. Like a true religious fanatics they were.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IR1lzdjAgQA/WK4LsZAOnnI/AAAAAAAAFwg/4cBuwfltbNADvJOXvqXp-8dsuFRZgnClgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170222_160954.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v4AdTEgzxDI/WK4MlfbtI5I/AAAAAAAAFxE/A7ob8xtXO2wxOpDa5qLKYcgTwvTH9viEgCLcB/s640/IMG_20170222_161013.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8XRRTXzluSg/WK4L8PDZH8I/AAAAAAAAFw0/XpKGDGQ5Z3YRb-LixNC4hQimKci6mV8FgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170222_160832.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5qyGUeByFfE/WK4L9LNy4jI/AAAAAAAAFw4/cwu1Id8BvsIC5xUZzyA_9Z3dCxnWLBt4QCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170222_160845.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f3hbmsz3JLk/WK4L9GcAXuI/AAAAAAAAFw8/SKdOkNxE7T0fwfVH7k2f6eZLo2VCJK3KQCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170222_161025.jpg)

Now is closer to the illustration!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vumcl_ANV6k/Vq5Kce2rurI/AAAAAAAADQw/W0UP1P8MvWM/s1600/Altar%2Bprint.jpg)

Hope you like it.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on February 22, 2017, 10:35:32 PM
What a great rendition of the painting. That's probably the largest war alter I have seen. Makes mine look like a kiddy car. Really beautiful Rogers  and that flaggie to the left of the one with the book looks like an old boss of mine 😸
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on February 22, 2017, 10:39:33 PM
I demand a scenic picture with a couple of hundred of your painted models accompanying the altar!

Seriously heavy stuff.  :eusa_clap:

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: FaantBoy501 on February 23, 2017, 04:22:46 AM
By Sigmar, Just awesome  :Ohmy: :Ohmy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on February 23, 2017, 04:54:02 AM
That looks awesome. Almost exactly how it should look. The details and matching are marvellous.
Love the relics under the griffon. Love the fur skin on the floor. I never noticed the globe before - good pickup! It is painted beautifully and so are the models. So good!

My only, very minor pieces that i noticed, that didn't 100% match, were not enough braziers! But the ones you have are painted well. And the golden heads on the wheel axles, rather than spikes. So minor.

I have always wanted to do one of these. Now i give up. I will never be able to do it that well.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on February 23, 2017, 08:52:54 AM
Choo! Choo! Here comes the pain train and Sigmar says that your tickets are no longer valid.

Incredible work. I'm at a loss for words. :blush:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on February 23, 2017, 11:01:10 AM
Thank you all! Sincerely!

Choo! Choo! Here comes the pain train and Sigmar says that your tickets are no longer valid.

 :icon_lol: :icon_lol: :icon_lol:

I demand a scenic picture with a couple of hundred of your painted models accompanying the altar!

Your demand will be granted soon. Next week, I hope.


That looks awesome. Almost exactly how it should look. The details and matching are marvellous.
Love the relics under the griffon. Love the fur skin on the floor. I never noticed the globe before - good pickup! It is painted beautifully and so are the models. So good!

My only, very minor pieces that i noticed, that didn't 100% match, were not enough braziers! But the ones you have are painted well. And the golden heads on the wheel axles, rather than spikes. So minor.

I have always wanted to do one of these. Now i give up. I will never be able to do it that well.

That skin is from ogre's cannon of titans, a really nice bit.
You are right with braziers. I think it was Steveb who proposed to use the fire head of flagellants sprue for braziers... I'm still thinking about that. It's a matter of time. I have so much models to paint!
And please, Warlord, try to do your own altar! An then show it to us. That is the purpose of that post: encourage you all to make this kind of projects. Come on!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Victor on February 23, 2017, 12:04:42 PM
I have been following your project from the start and I love it. The conversions and the painting are fantastic! And this war altar is simply stunning! Thanks alot for sharing!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on February 23, 2017, 03:19:26 PM
 :Ohmy: :Ohmy: :Ohmy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on February 23, 2017, 08:10:29 PM
well done  :eusa_clap: steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: S.O.F on February 24, 2017, 12:32:49 AM
Lovely work but now I can't help but think of the orrery doubling as the ball holder for bingo night at the local Sigmarite church.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Kirgan on February 28, 2017, 11:28:18 AM
What size of base is?  :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on February 28, 2017, 12:56:55 PM
Your projects continue to amaze!  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Wolfenbaum on February 28, 2017, 06:14:04 PM
Damn, lots of cool stuff going on here! Very inspiring. That Kholek Suneater is the meanest conversion I have seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 01, 2017, 08:55:59 AM
What size of base is?  :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::

38cm! (15")

Thanks guys! The rest of flagellants are still in the painting board. I'm trying to finish them as quick as I can, but this week I also have to paint some stuff on request.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on March 02, 2017, 12:49:48 AM
For those following this and have not looked at the blog, then just go have a "look-see" at Kul's lot.

http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.co.uk/p/aqui-teneis-una-galeria-con-las-fotos.html

Just amazing work by all you guys.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: tangocbear on March 02, 2017, 01:13:24 AM
I love the War Altar.  Very creative concept and well-executed too!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 08, 2017, 09:51:06 AM
Hey. Finally. It's done.

As always, my photography skills are awful...

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nOuOOLLzyqM/WL8v-qgo1RI/AAAAAAAAF80/HgH-ma8sOIUtPebLpH3yu16ycXs7wGenwCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170307_223352.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UhO7fW2mYOI/WL8v_juPCpI/AAAAAAAAF84/1XNdttNeNg8SX1564y0MApFqsdmm5x18gCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170307_223428.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zTFuSYSUWsI/WL8v_r95seI/AAAAAAAAF88/D-g0bwqL4akkBPFRSWmvF_q4T0yopvhjQCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170307_223450.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vvWN64kuab0/WL8wOyI6aLI/AAAAAAAAF9M/ZJapXOIz70kO6mWH5jCaWpu2-4gmykWbgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170307_222211.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9HO5KoNsbdI/WL8wOpAHZgI/AAAAAAAAF9E/nXu_aan4D28j0utqmxeor9-TtkeYzo6NgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170307_222151.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8jgdJ-mmNEM/WL8wO9HzeYI/AAAAAAAAF9I/X1Rp307VFVUhDQheX1BDnBZsxVKue53mQCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170307_222231.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qDJ1QQ6HzJ0/WL8wPTCXv-I/AAAAAAAAF9Q/LwcdO1bsATETCmWUaiHvvGP01QfatcI2gCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170307_222238.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CPy7AfgP_Gk/WL8wP9k2TyI/AAAAAAAAF9U/2Je2Or8m23kmkp4mwE8lfDYQtp44my9PACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170307_222305.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wPeLodQE9iE/WL8xMpuDjXI/AAAAAAAAF-I/ttSeQPUAnNco6rd2BTXnaIN7vvurOhlvACEw/s1600/IMG_20170307_224137.jpg)

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on March 08, 2017, 12:25:59 PM
Fantastic! Loved the Chaos dudes in the blog as well - some stunning conversions!  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on March 08, 2017, 01:22:53 PM
WOW!!!! best unit of crazies I have seen !!! well done sir.... :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on March 08, 2017, 01:25:25 PM
Hard to put words to this. Very much Zaks response. Simply incredible.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Midaski on March 08, 2017, 01:31:01 PM
Fantastic  :biggriin:

Though I have to admit that it is nice to see someone as talented as your good self also has trouble with the head join on the warhorse - God that seam annoys me. I've tried filing, extra paint, liquid greenstuff and you can "still see the join". 
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on March 08, 2017, 10:58:58 PM
So good. Clever use of the 'stocks' arms.

That last picture needs a better background though!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 09, 2017, 02:30:37 PM
Fantastic  :biggriin:

Though I have to admit that it is nice to see someone as talented as your good self also has trouble with the head join on the warhorse - God that seam annoys me. I've tried filing, extra paint, liquid greenstuff and you can "still see the join".

hehehe, for sure! Not enough time to work on each detail...


So good. Clever use of the 'stocks' arms.

That last picture needs a better background though!

You're right... I'll try to make some better pics
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 11, 2017, 05:47:36 PM
All right, Steveb, here you have your torches!

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-93OJrVsbYq0/WMQ0WUQnfYI/AAAAAAAAGDM/arOmjlYb96APF5s98I2oWCHlzYmqkT4OgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170311_125039.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fGVPSCopVAg/WMQ1AZluDrI/AAAAAAAAGD0/tI8S_z2n1CoRB9o9VAL0_flvH1voGo5ngCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170311_130410.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xEgbUfZ9Qqc/WMQ0WeCciDI/AAAAAAAAGDQ/K8ZV1-PXMEsN2ESwGdJugeDKZLHHXj1zwCLcB/s640/IMG_20170311_124853.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yTdC2C17eUI/WMQ2SZqnm3I/AAAAAAAAGEM/xRseEns__kkhNXzTEpWIm7xhTbqIsyNDgCLcB/s1600/Altar%2Bcomparativa.jpg)

Trully, it was a good idea. It's something it must be done.  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on March 11, 2017, 06:13:28 PM
Incredible Rogers. Like a great artwork (like Rembrandt's Night Watch - which is one of my favorites) it takes a lot of viewing to take it all in in one go. You just keep seeing more and more.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on March 11, 2017, 08:26:34 PM
Amazing! I think the altar really comes into its own when it is embedded in the horde. Will you play it like that or as a separate unit?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Shadespyre on March 11, 2017, 10:08:50 PM
That might just be the greatest Warhammer unit that I have ever seen! Magnificent!  :Ohmy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 11, 2017, 10:34:04 PM
Incredible Rogers. Like a great artwork (like Rembrandt's Night Watch - which is one of my favorites) it takes a lot of viewing to take it all in in one go. You just keep seeing more and more.

I know what you mean. This kind of artwork is one step forward than the rest. It allows you to interact with it, searching and searching all the meanings on it.... Trully my unit is faaaar from this, but you comments are welcome too!  :icon_lol:

Amazing! I think the altar really comes into its own when it is embedded in the horde. Will you play it like that or as a separate unit?

We are not sure... This was a possibility we really considered, but the machine is so large that makes two units of 50 flagellants ridiculous beside him. So, we'll see!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on March 14, 2017, 10:40:57 AM
This kind of stuff should've really made its way into one of our army books. Magnificent and inspiring. I salute thee! :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on March 15, 2017, 03:55:21 AM
So very, very good. If CMON still exists, you should definitely post it there.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on March 15, 2017, 04:31:33 AM
Amazing! I think the altar really comes into its own when it is embedded in the horde. Will you play it like that or as a separate unit?

We are not sure... This was a possibility we really considered, but the machine is so large that makes two units of 50 flagellants ridiculous beside him. So, we'll see!
well, easy solution: paint more flagellants  :-P

The rules question is an interesting one. If you let that altar go by itself I think it will cause some headache. Can you imagine how much space you will need to leave between your units for it to close the door on an enemy unit? Actually how much space it will need to do anything but roll straight ahead. Now, if you let it join a unit of flagellants that may be more workable. It would be like an uber-screaming bell (take that skaven!) and you would need to come up with some awesome bonus it confers to the unit. Ideally you would do some test games...I am certainly curious to see what you come up with.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: FaantBoy501 on March 15, 2017, 05:16:56 AM
How many impact hits do you get  :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: King on March 15, 2017, 08:09:40 PM
How many impact hits do you get  :biggriin:

6D6
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on March 16, 2017, 11:10:34 AM
For those following this and have not looked at the blog, then just go have a "look-see" at Kul's lot.

http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.co.uk/p/aqui-teneis-una-galeria-con-las-fotos.html

Just amazing work by all you guys.
Wow, fabulous painting over there, fabulous! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 16, 2017, 12:32:07 PM
So very, very good. If CMON still exists, you should definitely post it there.

Nice idea, maybe I will do it. In fact, I have an old account there... with few pics of scenery ( http://www.coolminiornot.com/artist/Rogers+el+Fausto?browseid=536460 (http://www.coolminiornot.com/artist/Rogers+el+Fausto?browseid=536460) ), by sadly I forgot the password, the email and even the username... :icon_lol:

Amazing! I think the altar really comes into its own when it is embedded in the horde. Will you play it like that or as a separate unit?

We are not sure... This was a possibility we really considered, but the machine is so large that makes two units of 50 flagellants ridiculous beside him. So, we'll see!
well, easy solution: paint more flagellants  :-P

The rules question is an interesting one. If you let that altar go by itself I think it will cause some headache. Can you imagine how much space you will need to leave between your units for it to close the door on an enemy unit? Actually how much space it will need to do anything but roll straight ahead. Now, if you let it join a unit of flagellants that may be more workable. It would be like an uber-screaming bell (take that skaven!) and you would need to come up with some awesome bonus it confers to the unit. Ideally you would do some test games...I am certainly curious to see what you come up with.

It probably simply will roll straight ahead... Not necessary any special movement/tactics on it.
One possibiliy is fit the war alter between the 103 flagellants we have. Like this:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7Gu33lA1JJ4/WMlhj0U3LoI/AAAAAAAAGFs/wnLGcieoY_k2jWGdiOJ2yYiAK1_fJ7SOgCLcB/s1600/War%2Baltar%2Bconfiguration.jpg)

But, as I said before, I'm not concerned about imperial deployment.


How many impact hits do you get  :biggriin:

6D6

If I'm not wrong, it makes 2D6. Is really big, trully, but think on those who pull on them. It's not a steam war machine but a chariot pulled by simply humans.


For those following this and have not looked at the blog, then just go have a "look-see" at Kul's lot.

http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.co.uk/p/aqui-teneis-una-galeria-con-las-fotos.html

Just amazing work by all you guys.
Wow, fabulous painting over there, fabulous! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::

Thanks again!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on March 16, 2017, 05:08:46 PM
Good job! I knew that would it would be even more fantastic with the full torch complement, now for some blackened polyfill strand smoke, as in picture.  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on March 16, 2017, 05:31:52 PM
That is just amazballs !

LOOOL

top marks , pure genius  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on March 17, 2017, 09:52:04 AM
Awesome!

Thanks for posting the group photos.  :-)

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 30, 2017, 08:28:44 PM
Too much work this month, that means a poor month in terms of painting...

Here Frederik von Tarnus and Volans, two special character from the background without rules nor model. Until now!

Volans:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gHto7D9Wvw4/WN1o2Pa6hUI/AAAAAAAAGNI/viZ0wG78iUAPfHhrLw1tEgL5-dF7k_ePACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170330_220458.jpg)


Frederik von Tarnus:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Md_WtmYxTMc/WN1olyYARCI/AAAAAAAAGM8/1SeGrEm5eRIRehY4vmEL8gSHBl0ht7OpACEw/s1600/IMG_20170330_220334.jpg)

You have a description of each of them in the blog, if you're interested.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on March 30, 2017, 10:35:35 PM
Liking the history lesson as well on the blog. Those White Wolves of Diosko will have to be copied.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 31, 2017, 04:55:59 PM
hehe, they'are nice eh? go on!  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on April 05, 2017, 07:57:22 AM
Both Volans and Von Tarnus looks terrific. I especially like the martial aspect of the first Fire Patriarch. Splendid job! :)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on April 07, 2017, 01:05:11 AM
this project is ticking along! What is the source of the FvonTarnus background on your blog? To me that model is a bit too heavily armored, as far as I remember the corresponding magic item was a light armor. But, creative conversion and lovely painting for sure.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on April 07, 2017, 08:35:50 AM
Armour of Tarnus was in fact a light piece - 6+ save. However that figurine looks like an homage to Tarnus' days as a Greatsword captain, before his self-imposed exile. :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 07, 2017, 09:03:51 AM
That's right, Xathrodox. I wanted to emphasize the origins of Tarnus related with Carroburg Greatswords. There is also their coat of arms on the stuff.

Cannot remember exactly where I found Tarnus background... some here, some there... I think in this specific case most of it comes from little passages and notes in the army books.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on April 07, 2017, 09:13:58 AM
It certainly looks great, you've even gave him the red uniform, which was a trademark of the Carroburg Greatswords. As for his background - it was mainly in the 6th and 7th edition armybooks, as well as Realms of Sorcery for WFRP 2nd edition.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on April 07, 2017, 09:28:21 AM
Great conversions - Volans in particular  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: carturello on April 07, 2017, 05:58:15 PM
§Wow, your work it's bigger, amazing and incredible.  ::heretic::

I love your paint job , but real plus here it's conversion work, dude you are an artist. 
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 07, 2017, 08:13:48 PM
Thanks comrades, your words are significant for me.
Yesterday I just finished two more handgunners units: one from Nordland, the other Altdorf.
Oh, and note that recently I realized two more characters were on the battlefield that day: Orghotts Daemonspew and Bloab Rotspawn (two Nurgle special characters from The End Times). We have to add them on the army list.

But I'll be out for ten days: honeymoon demands my attention!

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on April 07, 2017, 08:26:17 PM
You married lately? Congratulations!  :-)

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 18, 2017, 10:18:10 AM
I did! Six months ago, but no time for honeymoon untill now.

On the other hand, Jordi finally finished his chaos war mammoth! The first one!!

Here some pictures:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A7fNiDL5T0w/WPU3DmJoBnI/AAAAAAAAGa4/AAXiFziiiIEIKx-jlIf0Go5akOuhjbMYwCLcB/s1600/IMG-20170416-WA0027.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NlKqcOJBqSc/WPU2KHBAskI/AAAAAAAAGag/hUnp2rm9kygGbaQalvuE3dAY8FDt6wwTACLcB/s1600/IMG-20170416-WA0010.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qMC9T-aXUYM/WPU033xneBI/AAAAAAAAGaM/ZQlvsP2wJVQH5LE7n9UScyYsin5oSiSKACLcB/s1600/IMG-20170416-WA0025.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-csWMg8nBBxc/WPU04tTcVDI/AAAAAAAAGaQ/rqgfZ4mUL88IuJyEtMzvVoFb7g2jEqMLgCLcB/s1600/IMG-20170416-WA0015.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i2KOSLCFSCo/WPU2Q1pZcDI/AAAAAAAAGas/hxFIqgHDk8YP55ZDwjSKsYn3WvGDLyimgCLcB/s1600/IMG-20170416-WA0024.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on April 18, 2017, 11:54:05 AM
There's a reason why I love War Mammoths so much. THIS is the reason. You've made an awesome job with that model. :blush: :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on April 23, 2017, 11:37:10 AM
That is crazy big. I dont envy the poor empire soliders that get the job of stopping that beast
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Shadespyre on April 23, 2017, 11:48:38 AM
That's a proper beast, but the best bit is the phrase, "The first one!!"  :icon_eek:How many will there be??  :Ohmy:

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Doc J on April 23, 2017, 01:11:16 PM
Thats some hardcore fantasy  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 24, 2017, 08:58:05 AM
That's a proper beast, but the best bit is the phrase, "The first one!!"  :icon_eek:How many will there be??  :Ohmy:

 :icon_lol: :icon_lol:

Two. One of them (the painted one), will represent the special character, Tarok and Angkor. The second War Mammoth will have no howdah on it. Jordi is still thinking about some ideas to make it different form the first one.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on April 25, 2017, 01:38:02 PM
That is crazy big. I dont envy the poor empire soliders that get the job of stopping that beast

Cannons are our friends in a situation like this. :happy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Silvero on April 25, 2017, 02:31:01 PM
Yeah, but for Mammoth this big, Cannon looks like a handgun...  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on April 25, 2017, 11:00:13 PM
Yeah, but for Mammoth this big, Cannon looks like a handgun...  :icon_biggrin:

Then it's time to use them akimbo-style. :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 26, 2017, 08:58:11 PM
Aah..! don't worry for cannons!
In a few days the  imperial artillery will be shown in all its glory. I'm currently working on fixing he crew.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on April 27, 2017, 12:30:50 PM
Aah..! don't worry for cannons!
In a few days the  imperial artillery will be shown in all its glory. I'm currently working on fixing he crew.

Can't wait for this!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on May 06, 2017, 02:10:28 AM
Hi again generals!

Here you have a mighty regiment of 30 Reiksguard's finally painted!

I worked on this unit after checking the effective result of the one-layer painting system, I wanted to limit the application of painting to Citadel Base colours in each area, except in the armor, which it was detailed with airbrush and brush. I expect to apply shades and highlights someday, but I won't have more time for them in a near future. Actually, in accordance with the expended time, the result is quite decent, as you can appreciate in the following pics. Finishing the bases helps a lot to unit's look!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--SQzafsM1qM/WQv1Pg9byCI/AAAAAAAAAOY/w9MisIjYBCk7v7hn1xTSHn6csuo8ipI0wCK4B/s1600/Reiksguard_04.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rmXMGl99iAw/WQv1Y-wtn0I/AAAAAAAAAOg/Ev-X2o58LnwxibzxqzYrRhUO5Ad57kpbwCK4B/s1600/Reiksguard_02.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SWpz1tFVeUg/WQv5OysVG1I/AAAAAAAAAQc/QgoJIe-FnXs5mycxwky9EcDNCCt_IL4HACK4B/s1600/Reiksguard_05.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--jhnIPGKfrM/WQv14V-sFqI/AAAAAAAAAPA/P6vRtjuW4T4MCA2O1bP2EX0neykPVdW4gCK4B/s1600/Reiksguard_03.jpg)

As always you have a few more pics on the blog and a bit of background on provincial and city-state colour schemes. 8-)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Lateksimajava on May 06, 2017, 10:15:45 AM
That is an awesome unit!  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Lateksimajava on May 06, 2017, 10:19:19 AM
HOLY SHIT I HAD MISSED THE UNIT OF FLAGELLANTS!!!  ::heretic:: ::heretic:: ::heretic::

That's one huge horde of crazy people! If I may suggest, you should add flagellants around the war altar, not just in front of it.

But otherwise just pure awesomeness!

 :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sharkbelly on May 07, 2017, 02:31:20 AM
Way, way cool.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Doc J on May 08, 2017, 04:39:34 PM
how much does that unit weigh  :lol:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 11, 2017, 08:57:53 AM
HOLY SHIT I HAD MISSED THE UNIT OF FLAGELLANTS!!!  ::heretic:: ::heretic:: ::heretic::

That's one huge horde of crazy people! If I may suggest, you should add flagellants around the war altar, not just in front of it.

But otherwise just pure awesomeness!

 :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

We are thinking on that... we'll see what configuration they finally use in the battle.

how much does that unit weigh  :lol:

Cannot tell you exactly how much. But probably less than a unit of 8 bloodletters on juggernauts... from 4-5th edition!!  :icon_mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 11, 2017, 09:05:11 AM
Xathrodox, as I promised,a fistfull of war machines:

- 15 great cannons
- 5 tilean cannons
- 9 hellblasters
- 5 mortars
- 7 steam tanks
- 1 Empire carriage

(some of them miss this photo, sorry)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uKNnnIrmetE/WROBrqVJgMI/AAAAAAAAGqc/N_I0I4LJJFsWRjXQmv2yk2mg7kOR0zghQCEw/s1600/IMG_20170510_214634.jpg)


Diosko 's tank: Middenheim

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lnea07D10Ps/WRK2eQCm0xI/AAAAAAAAGoU/V_IA_K3ZMrgJf22hcU16ojJFUwwFyNGlwCLcB/s1600/IMG-20160206-WA0036.jpg)


A pair of tanks of mine: Sigmar and (probably) Ostermark

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TSnuSoi_o1w/WRN_-KKk-FI/AAAAAAAAGqE/CQy1LT-iD5cBlszdd2nT58YTqrYUFrleACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170506_103801.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vqJOaKwrG0s/WRN_0eXW5lI/AAAAAAAAGp8/EqnQnCadyxQFeh-fHS93kU86S2Ok_bBrgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170510_214736.jpg)

As always, you can find more pictures on the blog, if you are interested in. http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/ (http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Konrad von Richtmark on May 11, 2017, 09:54:30 AM
That's an awesome artillery train right there, but isn't some of it a bit anachronistic for the Great War Against Chaos? Helblasters are supposed to be new and experimental during the present day of WFB, i.e. some 200 years after the Gates of Kislev
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Victor on May 11, 2017, 10:57:56 AM
The scale of this project surprises me time and time again! That's very impressiv!

(I'm currently painting 3 cannons/mortar - for some reason, it's taking me several hours for each and I hate it; I don't know how you accomplish that)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on May 11, 2017, 11:50:41 AM
That's a really cool idea with those embarked soldiers. I applaud that! :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 11, 2017, 12:00:00 PM
That's an awesome artillery train right there, but isn't some of it a bit anachronistic for the Great War Against Chaos? Helblasters are supposed to be new and experimental during the present day of WFB, i.e. some 200 years after the Gates of Kislev

Well, this is not my impression, and let me explain you why.
Firstly, as fas as I know, GW never precised when hellblasters appeared in battle for the first time. Are rocket launchers, and not hellblasters, the newest war machine in the empire armies. Perhaps you have confused both.
Anyway, 200 years in the Empire history is NOT a long time in terms of technology in Warhammer World. This is not like our history, where roman weapons and armoury from the IIIth century BC is completly different from IVth AD. The pace of history in Warhammer is much more slower.
So, after a deep research and a long discussion we decided not to include:
- Huracanums
- Luminarchs
- only 1 wizard for each path o magic
- Rocket launchers

The scale of this project surprises me time and time again! That's very impressiv!

(I'm currently painting 3 cannons/mortar - for some reason, it's taking me several hours for each and I hate it; I don't know how you accomplish that)

Yes, God bless airbrush!
Ouu.. sorry
Sigmar bless it!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on May 11, 2017, 02:55:40 PM
What are tilean cannons?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Padre on May 11, 2017, 02:59:40 PM
I'm guessing they're Bronzino's Galloper guns.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on May 11, 2017, 03:03:16 PM
Ah! Had a quick scan, but browsing on mobile not always best!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Konrad von Richtmark on May 11, 2017, 03:24:41 PM
Rogers Kul, you're probably right. I grew up with 6th edition where the Helblaster (along with all von Meinkopt inventions) were described as very recent, but that might have ended up being revised. Come to think of it, one of the steam tanks has a mini-helblaster, and those were all built by Leonardo himself, so somewhere around 2000. (Which, honestly, is a clear inconsistency to me, but whatever). Good to see that you have given proper thought to what might be anachronistic.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on May 11, 2017, 03:38:42 PM
That's an awesome artillery train right there, but isn't some of it a bit anachronistic for the Great War Against Chaos? Helblasters are supposed to be new and experimental during the present day of WFB, i.e. some 200 years after the Gates of Kislev

Hi Konrad, we did a research regarding this and other non-clear issues at the very beginning of the project, I link the post on the The Electors' Forum: http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php/topic,51441.25.html (http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php/topic,51441.25.html).

With the invaluable help of the colleagues S.O.F. and Naitsabes, we got so many answers to our background questions, and we obtained more fonts where to dive. Then, the issue concerning the Helblaster is resolved on the next citation:

Quote from: S.O.F.
Quote from: Drakenhof
Hellblaster: Non found an historical reference further that was an engineer Von Meinkopt’s invention

Von Meinkopt was Leonardo's greatest pupil at the Engineers college thus would have lived and died in the 2000's IC. Helblasters would have been in use during the Great War though true ones mainly again in the Reikland/Altdorf forces, similar other mulitbarrel artillery was most likely part of other Electors arsenals.

Of course, this forum is really a great help because here we can deal with issues that are not so clear or obvious in background terms.

I'm guessing they're Bronzino's Galloper guns.

Exactly, the tilean cannons are the Bronzino's ones. You can see them on the right part of the pic. We have the horses but we decided not to include them. They will be joined to the Westerland's Elector Count contingent.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 11, 2017, 03:48:56 PM
What are tilean cannons?

Up to the north-east!

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GOCipZ2zoT4/WRN_fOwnefI/AAAAAAAAGp4/pyHb_kPhkw4KUGjZqIMyEqBKWsMBPF2HACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170510_214651.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on May 11, 2017, 05:11:02 PM
the old galloper guns ( old dogs of war) regiment ...they look great dude looking forward to how they turn out!!  :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Midaski on May 11, 2017, 06:19:34 PM

Love the add-ons to the Steam Tanks - bet you've given steveb some food for thought there.  :engel:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Konrad von Richtmark on May 11, 2017, 07:54:41 PM
Ah, I didn't know that von Meinkopt had lived at the same time as Leonardo. That does indeed narrow down the chronology quite a bit.

I suppose, then, that the "experimental" weapons aren't significantly newer than the "common" gunpowder weapons (handguns, pistols, cannons, mortars). But rather, they're just labeled experimental because they are more complicated, less reliable and more WIP while the common weapons are mature designs.

In Mordheim, which largely coincides chronologically with the founding of the College of Engineers, even common handguns and pistols are described as newfangled and experimental.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on May 11, 2017, 08:50:38 PM
Exactly, I think that's the point. Even the weapons that were invented by Leonardo himself are still too umpredictable and so they remain tagged as 'experimental'. I grew up with Mordheim and I liked the concept of the gunpowder of a 'dark era' - with a misfire chance even firing a pistol.

In regard of the Steam Tank with a Helblaster that you mentioned previously, the fact is that twelve machines were constructed under Leonardo's supervision, but in the contemporary Warhammer times (2522 +/-), only eight engines ave survived, and no one has been able to reproduce the original mechanisms and build a copy right from the start. I don't remember the exactly source, but background tells that Steam Tanks are often nearly destroyed during campaigns and they require maintenance. Once the scrap has returned to the workshop, the engineers try to 'improve' the former work, introducing substantial modifications, such the Von Zeppel's Steam Tank and the other 6 ed. introduced variants.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 11, 2017, 09:17:29 PM
So much knowledge in this forum  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:


Love the add-ons to the Steam Tanks - bet you've given steveb some food for thought there.  :engel:

Hahaha!! Steveb' steam tank collection is unbeatable!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: S.O.F on May 12, 2017, 01:19:19 AM
I suppose, then, that the "experimental" weapons aren't significantly newer than the "common" gunpowder weapons (handguns, pistols, cannons, mortars). But rather, they're just labeled experimental because they are more complicated, less reliable and more WIP while the common weapons are mature designs.

I think the work in progress bit the biggest key. Limited production runs and tinkering by years of different Engineers mean that these weapons, whilst of course the same in game terms, are likely wildly different from gun to gun.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on May 12, 2017, 09:45:49 AM
So much firepower and cool konwledge! I've just finished "Iron Company" by Chris Wraight, so my interest in all things cannony is at its peak. Splendid stuff! :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on May 12, 2017, 01:41:27 PM
ok I love the idea of the stream tank with troops sitting on it might have to steal that idea !!!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on May 12, 2017, 07:22:57 PM
Mister stupid wanders in from the rain and asks- is that a plastic steam tank? With the riders. Never seen or knew it existed.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 12, 2017, 10:41:38 PM
They are all plastic steam tanks except for the middle one.
But I wanted a different look for every one of them. The crew you mention comes from militia, rangers (is that the english name for archers skirmishers?), handgunners and spearmen sprues.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 17, 2017, 11:27:36 AM
Some more updates.

Firstly, about gaming.
In order to make the game day easier and confortable, we're preparing a special army list. An ordinary army list would take it about 30 pages... and this is not very useful. In contrast, all random heroes will carry the same equipment, as follows:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YVFDM8u3cXU/WRjUhWapmxI/AAAAAAAAARE/2yKH7kqVxMg7Vwn6gulc5HQwZyowyDtcgCK4B/s1600/Personajes_WIP.png)

And for special characters we're making cards, like Warhammer Invasion, Magic the Gathering or things like this. This is a first approach:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-em-ObkLGC5M/WRjTjR7__aI/AAAAAAAAAQ8/nAG-SWk61BYLfdqwcvgVkWxYoxXduqTDgCK4B/s1600/Magnus_WIP.png)

This will make far easier :
1)to recognize special characters on the table by both sides
2)to share stats and special rules also for both sides.
There is a complete description on the blog.


Meanwhile, in terms of modelling...
I'm working on a very special filler: the burgmaster of Marienburg, who will be the filler for another horde of greatswords (they will represent his personal bodyguard)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ucarKN3jyuo/WRtlmxwEC5I/AAAAAAAAGsY/cXZRUACH5domSdDzGc_i2ff-D_INrEOQgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170506_105443.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iiBn876T8Ac/WRtl-ubUhWI/AAAAAAAAGsg/M_S3cdYTuK0585Bhm-C6K8WBJJGVOnCaACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170506_105508.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fHkbtPn9zVE/WRtmYkhSh8I/AAAAAAAAGsk/3UB355QQIYcIKRhJ9ebXIl_TTFaX-6wUACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170506_105605.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-I2QMl0tgMcE/WRt99mVPQLI/AAAAAAAAGt0/lVKckIT1kRg9p9OSJ3d8TdU9m52YRAnFgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170516_225320.jpg)

I'm waiting to find a proper lady to sit inside it.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on May 17, 2017, 11:33:45 AM
Great work on those character sheets and that couch looks ace. I can't wait to see it painted. :)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on May 17, 2017, 09:19:20 PM
Impressive attention to detail - looks like another great project in the making  :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Novogord on May 18, 2017, 08:56:43 AM
The coach looks splendid!
This started it life as an black coach I think?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: spite on May 18, 2017, 12:50:00 PM
This Project is crazy! The coach looks good though cool idea.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on May 18, 2017, 11:13:15 PM
just found this thread. I love it.  This is my kind of army, now just add several hundred cavalry, a couple dozen flying machines and you will be in business. cannot wait to see it all painted.  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on May 19, 2017, 11:05:43 AM
Cards are great aids for gaming. I have started making cards for several games even for normal gaming. It really helps getting new people involved as well, as they can more easily check stats and rules.

Looking forward to seeing the Marienburgers finished, cool looking unit filler.

I know you will play this game with 9th age rules and I will not try to convince you otherwise, but I just have to say that Kings of War would very probably be a great fit for a game of this size, where having to keep track of each individual infantryman is probably not the most important thing.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 20, 2017, 09:17:30 AM
Thank you all!

The coach looks splendid!
This started it life as an black coach I think?

Yes, this is the Vampire's Count Black Coach, "revisited", hehehe...


just found this thread. I love it.  This is my kind of army, now just add several hundred cavalry, a couple dozen flying machines and you will be in business. cannot wait to see it all painted.  steveb


You're still far for us Steveb!  :icon_wink:


Cards are great aids for gaming. I have started making cards for several games even for normal gaming. It really helps getting new people involved as well, as they can more easily check stats and rules.

Looking forward to seeing the Marienburgers finished, cool looking unit filler.

I know you will play this game with 9th age rules and I will not try to convince you otherwise, but I just have to say that Kings of War would very probably be a great fit for a game of this size, where having to keep track of each individual infantryman is probably not the most important thing.

Good to listen (read) how cards can improve the game!

Regarding the game system... I cannot give you my opinion abour Kings of War, because I never taste it. In fact, I'm totally focused on painting, modelling and preparing all kind of things around this battle. The truth is, 9th Age doesn't make me happy at all. But here, as well as the rest of the world community -I suppose- ald warhammer players are completely scattered  in different game systemes: 9th Age, Age of ****, 6th ed., 8th ed., Kings of War, Warhammer 8.5, Manuscritos de Nuth, Warhammer Reforged, and now Rune Wars.. It's crazy.  :icon_frown:
But 9th Age goes now even and even far from 8th edition, a I don't like it. KoW has no community in Barcelona, and sicerely, I have no time -almost at this moment- to spent time learning another rulebook. And the rest are also poorly supported here.
My own opinion: I want to come back to 8th edition. Simply. But this is something I have to talk with my little gnobla... ouch! friends!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on May 21, 2017, 02:54:50 PM
What is warhammer reforged? And manuscritus de nuth?
Spanish?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 21, 2017, 05:59:15 PM
They are fanmade rulebooks in spanish. Warhammer Reforged is based on 8th edition (as well as Warhammer 8.5), and Manuscritos de Nuth is based on 6th edition but includes all types of new troops appeared until The End Times.
I don't tested them yet, but I prefer playing 8th edition, internationally known, before playing a system with very a narrow community.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on May 22, 2017, 12:04:41 AM
That steam tank rider is going to hurt himself when he slides down the side of the tank.
Is that Generals on war eagles I spy behind the Coach ?

I have a spare American Bell, as per link, if she is for any use.
http://www.redoubtenterprises.com/shop/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=5215&category_id=b6df8edfc81b5a4f912b4d0d0d4b8ca2
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on May 22, 2017, 12:14:00 AM
Is that door on a working hinge?

Would the DoW Belladonna model work?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Elswood on May 22, 2017, 10:57:39 AM
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Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 22, 2017, 07:59:38 PM
That steam tank rider is going to hurt himself when he slides down the side of the tank.
Is that Generals on war eagles I spy behind the Coach ?

I have a spare American Bell, as per link, if she is for any use.
http://www.redoubtenterprises.com/shop/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=5215&category_id=b6df8edfc81b5a4f912b4d0d0d4b8ca2

No, he will not fall, he's a badass...  :icon_cool: hehehe
Yes they are, pics below!
Thanks for the link, but I prefer a Citadel model on this specifical case, and, as Warlord says, Belladona seems to be suitable on that matter.

Is that door on a working hinge?

Would the DoW Belladonna model work?

No, in fact is the rear door f the Black Coach!
Yes she will. Pep (Drakenhof), has this model. But now he's working on Naggaroth, so, I will have to sit and wait for him. And for her. Carolina Herrera.


Great painting. The colors look so deep and rich.

Thanks Elswood, but this is an ancient pic! look at the page 12  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 22, 2017, 08:20:07 PM
As the eagleeye scrubber said, there are some guys on griffons out there!

You can read more about why I use these models and more pics. Hope you like it!

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-g0Doe8Xij7w/WR8zgq6r-AI/AAAAAAAAGws/GABt-UeSe2gQSX2TJecdf1i1OwuiEqOpACLcB/s1600/IMG_20170506_104530.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vBJcI0_2Cp8/WR8_BPTUloI/AAAAAAAAGxQ/CJG_VGro4TsHdAKYC4JDRtTLrYKI4D6GwCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170506_104603.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XlVtdmtqCFI/WR8_BF1xD9I/AAAAAAAAGxU/fEdor9KTZy8ZNCa-E8ICbURz5XZtsC9FwCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170506_104629.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eE_dcG0AdSM/WR8_B48OUMI/AAAAAAAAGxg/t1VWZyCMkqUJBtGzHM9SCaDuxQFpiX94gCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170506_104656.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-V1ncofdaY0w/WR8_T3tt0qI/AAAAAAAAGxk/bO3VcN0hJLYqmZGqI4Uz9zPBZz4MpXPhQCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170506_104749.jpg)




Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on May 22, 2017, 09:27:30 PM
What set is the animal head helmet from. 3rd picture down.
Another choice for the lady. Bretonnian Fay Damsel, remove sword from right hand, and have the chalice out the window for refill.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 23, 2017, 10:27:52 PM
This head is from the Empire general/battle dtandardbearer plastic box, if I'm not wrong...
And yes, she is another possibility. In fact, Citadel range of women human models is saddly short. My options are:

- Lucrezia Belladonna
- Classic Morgana Le Fay model
- Vampire from the Coven Throne (any of them could suitable)

(http://whfb.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f1/LUCRECIA.JPG]http://whfb.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f1/LUCRECIA.JPG)

(http://bigfatcat.users.photofile.ru/photo/bigfatcat/96718193/133359689.gif]http://bigfatcat.users.photofile.ru/photo/bigfatcat/96718193/133359689.gif)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yQcNEVGOAow/VDSS-_E9nXI/AAAAAAAAEZg/1ddm74iMiBM/s1600/coven%2Bthrone%2Bcover.jpg]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yQcNEVGOAow/VDSS-_E9nXI/AAAAAAAAEZg/1ddm74iMiBM/s1600/coven%2Bthrone%2Bcover.jpg)

And no, this is not an option...

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iUiF8YvZ6m4/TX29T_z9aAI/AAAAAAAAAXg/z1Zm8MGKMfQ/s1600/Queen%2BHelga.jpg]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iUiF8YvZ6m4/TX29T_z9aAI/AAAAAAAAAXg/z1Zm8MGKMfQ/s1600/Queen%2BHelga.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on May 23, 2017, 10:34:20 PM
In regards the griffons, quantity has an inherent quality. Now when you paint them all up in your quite skilled manner they will assume a value well above their individualistic worths.  steveb 
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 23, 2017, 10:35:16 PM
Sorry, I can edit (don't know why, the previous post).

- Lucrezia Belladonna
- Classic Morgana Le Fay model
- Vampire from the Coven Throne (any of them could suitable)

(http://whfb.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f1/LUCRECIA.JPG]http://whfb.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f1/LUCRECIA.JPG)

(http://bigfatcat.users.photofile.ru/photo/bigfatcat/96718193/133359689.gif]http://bigfatcat.users.photofile.ru/photo/bigfatcat/96718193/133359689.gif)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yQcNEVGOAow/VDSS-_E9nXI/AAAAAAAAEZg/1ddm74iMiBM/s1600/coven%2Bthrone%2Bcover.jpg]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yQcNEVGOAow/VDSS-_E9nXI/AAAAAAAAEZg/1ddm74iMiBM/s1600/coven%2Bthrone%2Bcover.jpg)

And no, this is not an option...

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iUiF8YvZ6m4/TX29T_z9aAI/AAAAAAAAAXg/z1Zm8MGKMfQ/s1600/Queen%2BHelga.jpg]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iUiF8YvZ6m4/TX29T_z9aAI/AAAAAAAAAXg/z1Zm8MGKMfQ/s1600/Queen%2BHelga.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 01, 2017, 07:51:19 PM
All right. Many soldiers of the Empire around here...
Maybe it's time to let the Chaos present his last incorporation.

This is Balaal, lord of Chaos. And between his legs stands his friend... a Chaos Emperor Dragon!

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5k2hm5lmqx0/WTA5A0Wm0iI/AAAAAAAAHAw/YAy69I7hrdY5QJ9_dfKz7tj5geKrkwsTQCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170601_170940.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AgpwUON0oxw/WTA6lSDVR9I/AAAAAAAAHBM/esNH9HlcBscCUawuAruUy5GYEAwon0RFQCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170601_170428.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tqCepJa9hZw/WTA6mVfAnUI/AAAAAAAAHBY/18jxqs4iCF8T6ts8Q75MIjViQB2-qG6NgCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170601_170908.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--GU0SDzwGA0/WTA6lgew-bI/AAAAAAAAHBQ/kiZlMF75KO03UYfEEei8a57tAhnd0PMeQCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170601_170843.jpg)

Poor Baudros... seems a pet beside him...

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Doc J on June 01, 2017, 10:47:57 PM
You wonder why a guy riding a dragon even bothered to bring an ax.  :happy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on June 02, 2017, 12:45:02 AM
Ambitious undertakings are quite normal for you I see😺
Looking awesome. Archeon himself would have a challenge.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on June 02, 2017, 01:49:21 AM
YUGE!!!  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on June 02, 2017, 03:59:46 AM
Great progress all around: flock of griffons and a little dragon are only the latest highlights. This project is going from strength to strength.  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 02, 2017, 09:15:42 PM
You wonder why a guy riding a dragon even bothered to bring an ax.  :happy:

Yes, that's a good point Doc...  :icon_lol: But even with the largest lance this rider couldn't fight against anybody.


Thak you all guys. This project had entered in a difficult phase, because I have not a lot of time to work in it. But can't build an empire on a sigle day!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: King on June 03, 2017, 07:24:11 AM
Great outstanding work.  Can't wait to see the dragon and griffs painted  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on June 03, 2017, 08:19:08 AM
Now you need a bigger War Altar  :biggriin: Impressive stuff!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rowsdower on June 06, 2017, 05:04:09 AM
Great stuff :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on June 06, 2017, 11:53:36 PM
Mr Kul.
In one of my boxes of many forgotten figures, I found this damsel. Figure is badly painted and will need stripping. If you want her send me a PM.

http://www.roundtable-bretonnia.org/index.php?option=com_joomgallery&func=detail&id=2005&Itemid=103

PS love the Dragon, but don't let the Great-sword look behind himself.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 08, 2017, 04:38:51 PM
Thank you very much Scrubber, but I'm actually looking for the vampiresse of the Coven Throne.
Forgive me the delay on the answer, but I have some problems with internet connexion these days.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on June 09, 2017, 04:08:21 PM
!!! Warmachines !!!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on June 13, 2017, 11:50:38 AM
You've actually managed to turn the Cockdragon from AoS into a glorious model. Respect Mr. Kul. :happy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 14, 2017, 06:38:27 AM
Respect is mutual, Mr. Xathrodox.  :closed-eyes:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 14, 2017, 06:17:50 PM
More updates.
This time Warriors of Chaos of Nurgle and Khorne by Jordi (Team Kul):

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Eae4sBkz5FI/WT3VSGTX5EI/AAAAAAAAAUk/T8ut3WpM3FkWNqej6mdygpcdoIAhCbuKQCK4B/s1600/168b7189-9e49-4ef3-8b18-cd4b9948c634.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VEumUc3ezhY/WT3V3CFm4iI/AAAAAAAAAVM/N5JAjIZcUb4VsFZtqqWXe83Oyj8DDV5wgCK4B/s1600/d6b77dd0-9123-423d-8e08-db5dd99ba7e8.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EJkQaQVdgxY/WTYq9U9tgcI/AAAAAAAAASc/WkMpP5htoNsbaUud6UgMb-TN0YnI3cw9wCK4B/s1600/0300ed41-972b-4dea-8108-baea9afcd28a.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RnodmAf5vi0/WTYsAaIbG4I/AAAAAAAAATE/DpxhPiPsQzcN7dAhu5hxqNo1Fzdmn6a4ACK4B/s1600/51cfda8b-b7e1-434b-a010-fdffaf6a75b1%2B%25281%2529.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bklPAm9PbVg/WTYsQJlQ4rI/AAAAAAAAATM/7w-qbR6kXL8pp1bE9EDCPOA3sX_Ne2UjgCK4B/s1600/76be69b0-53cd-40e0-abd4-c15da0389db1.jpg)


Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on June 14, 2017, 07:55:39 PM
Would make me run from Kislev to padres Tilean campaign. Although I don't think it would help. I love the creatures carrying the throne.
Subtle but scary.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on June 14, 2017, 09:51:55 PM
That's it lock and bar the door, not coming out of Kislev. That Chaos unit and the dude on the big dragon look really scary.
That's Uncle Festus on the right front, but who is that on the left ? Is the Warrior on the throne a character ?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on June 15, 2017, 07:50:13 AM
LOCK UP YA DAUGHTERS !
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on June 15, 2017, 12:00:50 PM
Looking positively scary!  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on June 15, 2017, 12:08:12 PM
Quite the unit there! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on June 15, 2017, 06:02:32 PM
Great looking unit with the throne
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 15, 2017, 10:38:11 PM
hahaha  :icon_biggrin: thanks guys. These are the feelings they must provoke!

That's it lock and bar the door, not coming out of Kislev. That Chaos unit and the dude on the big dragon look really scary.
That's Uncle Festus on the right front, but who is that on the left ? Is the Warrior on the throne a character ?

Actually, uncle Festus is an intruder here. He was (and will) not in the battle.
The character on the left is the unit champion, but I'm not sure what bits Jordi used to made him...
And finally, tha bad-ass guy on the palanquin will be the battle estandar bearer of the left flanc of Asavar Kul's army. This is the part farest from the city of Kislev.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on June 16, 2017, 12:05:07 PM
Un-fugging-believable! :Ohmy: This is a unit worthy of the Gods! :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 18, 2017, 09:21:57 PM
Big 4 arrives at Kislev!

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9RjJPY1dPis/WUazzVMfIjI/AAAAAAAAHI8/XWCv36QYsfwpHE94OsTzMzMOtLpmdj0XgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_20170618_183554.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-slYCQX2sCb0/WUa0tHceg3I/AAAAAAAAHJk/IjNLFxUXKYsT0aklF2-KHb0LUgwz-IWLQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170618_183406.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s_Y5YLY-b9s/WUa0r-7NwOI/AAAAAAAAHJY/F8m2AT0yqxwBi-cwzklhDHEJ1SPTg5s0wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170618_183148.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1vI50YXwbDk/WUa0UZ7Q-4I/AAAAAAAAHJI/YTTqL5JjSSMuFfhmUeMUiaWp_xp6nwoewCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170618_182929.jpg)

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Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Doc J on June 18, 2017, 10:46:56 PM
Really excellent work they are all very scary.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on June 18, 2017, 11:59:23 PM
 :icon_eek:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on June 19, 2017, 04:18:09 AM
really nice paint jobs. Although given recent GW releases they are on track to be the 'medium four' now. I would love to see what you guys would do with the new LoC or BT.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on June 20, 2017, 05:34:20 PM
That Bloodthirster did its thing already, but is coming for more!  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on June 21, 2017, 09:17:01 AM
Wow, you've managed to breathe new life into those old sculpts! Amazing. :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 21, 2017, 02:01:15 PM
Thanks guys!

I'm working on 5 giants now, hope I can show you next week.

really nice paint jobs. Although given recent GW releases they are on track to be the 'medium four' now. I would love to see what you guys would do with the new LoC or BT.

Weel, there will not be new models of Lord of Change nor Bloodthirster. I dont' like it and we already have enought greater daemons for this battle.

BUT

My plan is to collect a 3.000 points army of Slaanehdaemosn and another one for Nurgle. I always loved Forge World's Great Unclean One, so I will try the get it for a future project. I cannot say the same for the FW's Keeper of Secrets, so I hope GW releases a new plastic model for him soon.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rowsdower on June 25, 2017, 08:08:59 AM
More great stuff
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: spite on June 25, 2017, 05:38:06 PM
That Marauder unit is mind blowing, really amazing work. The Throne is sublime, love all the work you've done,
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Silver Wolf on June 25, 2017, 10:36:33 PM
I can't believe I haven't seen this thread before.

Really amazing! :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on June 26, 2017, 09:32:48 AM
5 Giants... holy crap! :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 01, 2017, 11:30:09 AM
Unexpected news on the background!

This week Pep was doing his job reading some ancient White Dwarf (he always say he is very busy... now we know doing what...) and he found something exciting (exciting for a kind of people like us, obviously).

The thing is, in the White Dwarf of june 2002 (I don't know the number for the english/usa edition, Is number 68 for spanish one), Gav Thorpe showed the new Hordes of Chaos army book. But between his text there was 2 short stories about Asavar Kul: the first one, regarding his origins; the second one, his final battle against Magnus.

(http://dtlon6z3v1kfl.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/19154825/11-magnum_pi_tom_selleck.jpg)

No! I said Magnus!

Well, in both text we know a little bit more about this obscure character, including that he was driving a chariot on the Battle at the Gates of Kislev and also that he traded with chaos dwarves to achieve war machines! This means Asavar Kul had Infernal Cannons within his army!

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KRSfjWZgSew/WVZFf6oIRNI/AAAAAAAAHOI/YzC6FtH4uzstYZAfPbmkE7gAqJqlP7F-ACLcBGAs/s640/ca%25C3%25B1on-infernal-543x340.jpg)

This is a very interesting update. We thought that famous Infernal Cannons didn't appear in the Chaos armies until Archaon times. But we were wrong. And Furthermore, this mention is curious because in 2002 the miniatres model didn't exists yet. It appears two years later, in 2004. It's clear that on 2002 designers were already thinking on that war machine.

Anyway, two important informations for the battle!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Doc J on July 01, 2017, 02:14:18 PM
Very interesting.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on July 02, 2017, 03:16:23 AM
Cool stuff. So the 'no hell cannon' came from where? Does it say Archaeon used them first in the old 'Storm of Chaos' book?

Time to hobby away then. Build some hell cannons.

p.s. somebody awesome should post these short stories...in English.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Bartolo Miachevelia on July 02, 2017, 04:31:13 PM
Could Warmachines  be meant to be EarthShaker cannon and similar weaponries from ravening hordes army list? :-P
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 03, 2017, 09:07:27 AM
Cool stuff. So the 'no hell cannon' came from where? Does it say Archaeon used them first in the old 'Storm of Chaos' book?

Time to hobby away then. Build some hell cannons.

p.s. somebody awesome should post these short stories...in English.

I can't remember where is said that Archaon used them for the first time. Even I'm not sure of that, but so we believed in our imaginary.


Could Warmachines  be meant to be EarthShaker cannon and similar weaponries from ravening hordes army list? :-P

Strictly, it could be. But there are some reasons to think on hellcannons instead of other chaos dwarves machines (specially those of Forge World):

- In 2002 didn't exists the Forge World Chaos Dwarves line
- Not even in 2004 when the Hellcannon released
- In the Games Workshop books and army books, only hellcannons exists for Chaos army list (until the release of Gathering Storm)
- Archaon only used Hellcanonns, so we can imagine Asavar Kul did the same
- Regarding Earthshaker or rocketlaucher from Ravening Hordes, these two warmachines has always been related with Chaos Dwarves army list

Of course this is not 100% sure, there is no evidence. Who knows, if within next few moths we can achieve the Dreadquake mortar... is trully a great model...

(https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/resources/catalog/product/600x620/99590211010_DeathquakeMortar6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rowsdower on July 03, 2017, 02:59:04 PM
Pretty cool looking kit there.
But speaking of 'old' white dwarvs, my first white dwarf is issue 175 from July, 1994. I might be preaching to the coir, you guys probably have even older issues
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 03, 2017, 05:20:20 PM
No Rowsdower, Spanish numbering is not the same as English. My first WD was number 30 and, if I'm not wrong, was from 1996.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 04, 2017, 12:36:49 PM
A dance with giants:

(more pictures with details on the blog)

I hope some of them inspire you for your won conversions!  :::cheers:::

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aBEUs6JK5Jg/WVphPmldAbI/AAAAAAAAHVg/bf8tsitS4qQsJJ07SyyQsJdI6T-J0KhygCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170701_234736.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JYkccBoT1Ak/WVk2JH7gA_I/AAAAAAAAHR4/Br04IyuYYaEelvJixCI49qhwEtsRt8B1ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170701_235005.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XlfWRqbPbbg/WVpfswMIrjI/AAAAAAAAHUs/5EKovdFdVdQX4jJE9JXgo9dBoWpL-lj1QCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170702_165616.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-o9J7GVBTQ18/WVpgLqv_S0I/AAAAAAAAHVA/jJKorlERDt4jshT9H4-32W7IfZLEe_x9ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170702_165153.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rDP9BtUFvyA/WVpgZu8rIlI/AAAAAAAAHVQ/NBbFcmWLmNkx6aA5zfSsggfuTwXTR-P1ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170702_165009.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-o5xzSfMunt8/WVpgnF7SlTI/AAAAAAAAHVY/-JD0dQ5hIy8Ys8c4VXeX_cfvQxno0gsigCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170702_165400.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OndUfvvujyg/WVpgnRj_WQI/AAAAAAAAHVc/l8HctBXNZZsq3KydyJ6YkYz8gaRNauLUwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170702_165538.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d9o3kcbkA3E/WVpcDR43y7I/AAAAAAAAHUY/SpDFjXVGSzwbpvZiBquldBCLSn7d_gA3ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170703_152525.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sergeant Henry on July 04, 2017, 12:44:16 PM
A really great bunch of giants!  :eusa_clap:
Fantastic work!  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on July 04, 2017, 01:32:24 PM
I think someone needs to call Gotrek & Felix... pronto! :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on July 04, 2017, 02:57:18 PM
Great picture... but the soles of his feet are too clean!

Awesome work!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Silvero on July 04, 2017, 03:40:00 PM
Wow! Whole unit of Giants!  :Ohmy: :Ohmy: :mellow:
Great conversions and ideas, brilliant paintjob - love the skin tone and bright colours too!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on July 04, 2017, 11:00:32 PM
Wow just wow sir  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on July 07, 2017, 07:30:58 AM
These are truly remarkable - a real gem in an already fantastic collection!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Alexis on July 07, 2017, 04:03:21 PM
A giant effort of gargantuan proportions indeed! That skin looks to be as smooth as silk.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 07, 2017, 04:20:23 PM
Thanks you all guys!

A giant effort of gargantuan proportions indeed! That skin looks to be as smooth as silk.

Well, they are giants, but also pompous... jejeje


On the other hand. After a long discussion now I can confirm that we will use Warhammer Fantasy 8th edition rules instead of 9th Age. If you are more interested on the issue, I wrote an article on the blog and we invite you to express your opinion.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on July 07, 2017, 04:38:30 PM
Hey, I'll express my opinion right here:  :eusa_clap:

And, I hope you will include lots of Chaos Dwarfs and their war machines. It does fit the background of an Everchosen going all in, uniting all the factions of chaos. If I were to do a project like this I wouldn't be held back by trivial things like army book entries.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 09, 2017, 11:16:35 AM
Glad I like you the change we've made.

Regarding Chaos dwarves, as you know our purpose is to recreate as fine as we can this historical episode. And the only mention of chaos dwraves in that war was only to trade with Asavar Kul. Never mentioned chaos dwarves infantry units within his army, so we'll not include it.
I have to admit that this kind of large battles would be perfect to fit Forge World artillery weapons from Chaos Dwarves, but, as a historian am I (in fact, we are), I feel compelled to be faithful with our sources!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Silver Wolf on July 09, 2017, 02:20:56 PM
Using 8th edition rules seems like a better idea for a game like this. The 9th age is okay, but it's a competitive system. 8th edition is much more fun due to all special rules and some randomness factor.
Also, I love those giants. :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 09, 2017, 02:37:40 PM
Clearly, not as chaotic as your own giant!  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on July 09, 2017, 10:37:43 PM
Using all the special rule names and characters that actually are what they are i think is the best way.
The constant internal conversion would be annoying.

Are you using pure 8th edition, or perhaps going to make some "campaign changes" around composition and unique units?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Fidelis von Sigmaringen on July 09, 2017, 10:47:56 PM
Of course this is not 100% sure, there is no evidence. Who knows, if within next few moths we can achieve the Dreadquake mortar... is trully a great model...

(https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/resources/catalog/product/600x620/99590211010_DeathquakeMortar6.jpg)

Seems like somebody at Forgeworld had a look at  the Gerät 040/041 (Mörser Karl).
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on July 09, 2017, 10:58:21 PM
Glad I like you the change we've made.

Regarding Chaos dwarves, as you know our purpose is to recreate as fine as we can this historical episode. And the only mention of chaos dwraves in that war was only to trade with Asavar Kul. Never mentioned chaos dwarves infantry units within his army, so we'll not include it.
I have to admit that this kind of large battles would be perfect to fit Forge World artillery weapons from Chaos Dwarves, but, as a historian am I (in fact, we are), I feel compelled to be faithful with our sources!

"History is written by the victors". I wouldn't treat the existing material as gospel. Would some Imperial scholar really mention some units of chaos dwarfs? My two guideline would be to make sure that you include everything that you can glean from official material but not the other way around. And, things not mentioned shouldn't outshine what those victors decided to write down. For example, don't include an uber-giant unit of chaos dwarfs with multiple characters of death that has a good chance of mowing through a 'historical' figure.

just what I would do. Keep your project pure if you want, it will still be awesome.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 10, 2017, 01:29:27 PM
Well, look, to make a gigantic game we are always ready for. This time we wanted to make something special in terms of Warhammer background. No matter who writes the story. In fact, GW did, not Empire, nor Chaos. The funny thing is to follow strickly what background says, at least this is the way we understant it. Thare are a lot of "large" games with 8.000 or 10.000 points per side BUT which armies are unreal and impossibe alliances, only to addsome friends/armies to make a larger battle. We don't it. For sure, Chaos dwarves are close to Warriors of Chaos than others. But, then, why not also Skavens? And, also, Chaos Dwarves pray to Hashut, not the 4 Chaos Gods as Beastmen and Daemons do.
This is also the reason to reduce to weight of ogres in the battle. Their Army book stated they fought on both sides on that battle, and I have a apinted army of 8.000 points of them. But this would take importance to the main armies confrontation, that is: Empire vs Warriors of Chaos. So qe only add some 2 infantry units of ogres with chaos (and also with conversions to make them a little bit chaostic style) and a large unit of maneaters with Empire.
We could say the same for High Elves or Dwarves, but we decided to reduce them to a 2.500 points army.


On the other hand... don't be sad. When the ashes of this battle comes down, we'll make a large campaign recreating more historical battles (Including End of Times ones). Then I will have to call my german friend and general Mr. Parerson, who will assemble his chaos dwarves army (oldhammer) to fight against Grasientus and then versus Grimgor. Will be no rest for us....
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 10, 2017, 01:32:57 PM
And now, here comes the boom!

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WQIfPjabqE0/WWNjA_leBGI/AAAAAAAAHbE/_sJDiAdd6LQPJeH_OYJt3vL_luOpYZEHACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170710_111845.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Zl6PJEtiwJQ/WWNkH0VPTsI/AAAAAAAAHbo/3KhBOUSPJ_kG2xjQaYMYEzAklrxSBh3QACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170710_111501.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GGIQyRK2xdY/WWNka56zQUI/AAAAAAAAHb0/rIaZ2VbiwD0tdHMjY6lny0Cok74mq2OKwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170708_110224.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zgkL2M48K-U/WWNlDz2e5VI/AAAAAAAAHcM/9hYOMaYdFQMCWLsadUbroziAOg-aMf5PwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170710_111231.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CzcAx8_uAWE/WWNlEb7OC8I/AAAAAAAAHcU/rxfu89BNO0I40bTXBM3dXBlwVudmtBCmACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170710_111301.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RbSf7AVkpvo/WWNlE-khNII/AAAAAAAAHcY/k16fP66EcZseBOafVsa4Xf-Hlf7ISPxiACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170710_111332.jpg)

Next model: Empire War wagon!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on July 10, 2017, 01:38:39 PM
 :icon_eek: whoa
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on July 10, 2017, 01:39:37 PM
Un freakin believable !
I might even think that warrior priest may be intimidated 😺
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on July 10, 2017, 07:12:58 PM
Wow! Way to make an ugly kit look great! Both conversion and paintwork is outstanding. Loving the effect you got with the wings and also his helmet.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sergeant Henry on July 11, 2017, 02:05:11 AM
Very impressive!  :eusa_clap: I don't want to be the little war priest ... he must have a sense of inferiority against the monsters! :icon_mrgreen:
Especially I like the colours on the wings of the dragon - great work! :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on July 11, 2017, 03:58:54 PM
That is positively beautiful. To echo everyone who ever sees this, I love the wings!

What kit is that? The Chimera?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 12, 2017, 12:59:16 AM
That is positively beautiful. To echo everyone who ever sees this, I love the wings!

What kit is that? The Chimera?

Age of Si..%!// sorry, I can't pronounce that... Is Archaon Everchosen from that game. I put off his three daemonic heads, modelled two necks with green stuff and then added two dragon heads from Dark Elf dragon kit. I also changed the rider, added a banner and the chaos symbol on the pectoral.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on July 12, 2017, 01:05:27 AM
Ah fair enough. Extensive and beautiful work as usual!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Doc J on July 12, 2017, 01:55:25 PM
Yeah you brought the boom for sure.  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on July 13, 2017, 04:08:28 AM
Biiig, nasty lizard. :ph34r:

My money's still on the Warrior Priest! :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: carturello on July 16, 2017, 01:11:17 PM
Wow!  :Ohmy:

Your paint job Here it's amazing!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on July 27, 2017, 02:51:37 AM
More steel and gunpowder around here... an Empire War Wagon!

I replaced the original engineers with other minis (plastic handgunners + outriders heads), while the horses have been replaced from the Luminark / Huracanum ones. The base had to be a little bigger than the usual chariot one, then we used here the Screaming Bell base as the one that fit it better.

As always you have some more pics and text on the blog, including a review of the origin and possible inspiration of the mini. :::cheers:::

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Zs7DyxB8-5Y/WXa6Sgzx9lI/AAAAAAAAAYs/Ugouj1NBPwUUdmKTiLornU2vZZvTHKCwwCK4BGAYYCw/s640/Carro%2B3.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jMTiQxaokjU/WXa-YwyHvdI/AAAAAAAAAZg/pgrmaREftWAiuCsq-mEwEFaxHr5H64cowCK4BGAYYCw/s640/Carro%2B5.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hmkt9BjiHww/WXa8Wu2JsLI/AAAAAAAAAZM/G6rUy8doA0coxbMJSn6gnIMPfkQG_lO6QCK4BGAYYCw/s640/Carro%2B2.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xmg-p2qEHUw/WXbDKlTrDXI/AAAAAAAAAaA/JOmLPLapFv8dmXdX1YG48_G4GSAxZOemQCK4BGAYYCw/s640/42bf14d3-7d7a-428d-9a3b-eb75c08fcb56.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sergeant Henry on July 27, 2017, 06:21:47 AM
Great work on the wagon!  :eusa_clap:
The horses looking very good in the front of the wagon. It seems to be they had a hard job to do!  :biggriin: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mottdon on July 27, 2017, 02:40:47 PM
Nice!  Great work!   :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on July 27, 2017, 03:45:22 PM
 :icon_eek: awesome
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: carturello on July 27, 2017, 04:52:13 PM
I'ts fantastic conversion. I like that snipers on wagon
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Doc J on July 28, 2017, 03:39:51 AM
I love how you layered those colors everything really pops.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on July 28, 2017, 09:02:39 AM
Great War Wagon conversion. I love the horses and the gunners. Awesome!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on July 29, 2017, 05:25:51 AM
War wagons are so awesome, and this one certainly looks good. I like the bristling with repeater guns look you went for, planning the same for my own. If you need to get rid of the old crewmen, shoot me a PM :)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on July 31, 2017, 10:08:14 AM
How many people are involved in this mastery?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 01, 2017, 06:54:26 AM
We are 7 players, 3 for Team Kul and 4 for Team Magnus (2 Empire players, a dwarf and an elf). But only two of us are registered in this forum, Drakenhof, captain of Team Magnus, and myself. In my case, although will play with Chaos, I painted both chaos and Empire.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on August 01, 2017, 03:35:11 PM
Is there any background to indicate that Asavar Kul should be a giant dragon ogre type or is it just "rule of cool"? From what I have read about him, he seems to have been a "normal" human
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on August 02, 2017, 08:38:28 AM
Is there any background to indicate that Asavar Kul should be a giant dragon ogre type or is it just "rule of cool"? From what I have read about him, he seems to have been a "normal" human

Rule of cool I think. He was a "normal" Kurgan, and on the artworks he is usually depicted, as being on foot.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Midaski on August 02, 2017, 08:58:55 AM
Shouldn't that be:

          "Rule of Kul"              :engel:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on August 02, 2017, 09:01:36 AM
Shouldn't that be:

          "Rule of Kul"              :engel:

It was quite a short rule. :-P
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 02, 2017, 01:57:08 PM
Is there any background to indicate that Asavar Kul should be a giant dragon ogre type or is it just "rule of cool"? From what I have read about him, he seems to have been a "normal" human

Well, as Xathrodox indicates, he was a Kurgan. In a picture from Warhammer Rol book (if I'm not wrong) appears riding a horse. But, we recently rediscovered a White Dwarf with a text that describes his final duel against Magnus; and there he mounted a chariot. Jordi has take this short tale to convert the model. Very soon we'll show you.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Midaski on August 02, 2017, 03:13:28 PM

I imagined this guy .............

(http://www.northstarfigures.com/images/2/img9232.jpg)

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on August 02, 2017, 03:19:48 PM
Thanks for all the comments, mates... Never tire of saying this forum has a a very important rol as source of inspiration for years while assembling our armies :icon_wink:

Meanwhile, more Allies forces' stuff coming: Halfling Hot Pots! Nothing better than a good boiling soup bath for the Chaos hordes who seek to besiege the city of Kislev!  ::heretic::

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1tA3t6juCsU/WX4aOGMUbxI/AAAAAAAAAaY/XjtD-cJT940DK3F_YHO13j6Zo_L9YvzJACK4BGAYYCw/s640/55c0e1e8-f50b-4870-9e2d-1d299b8bce27.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QJG2Y5Rqh4c/WX4aceAMMBI/AAAAAAAAAag/IIVt4xXHoLETKrOb_0ykqYk1Jcyqt2atACK4BGAYYCw/s640/51dc6e96-d9f0-46b0-b03c-62bef5b75cfa.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Hv6G3XEVvc/WX4ahTVX-jI/AAAAAAAAAao/canpZgOJK6c5z89iabrFy3eRqbx49BqYgCK4BGAYYCw/s640/8408e6cb-f009-4e46-af53-75f4859dc907.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-n4RqN_734Ms/WX4cPHbqt-I/AAAAAAAAAbo/ATqv2HWlhukUjGx46saZDqSZ5UuL_oOSQCK4BGAYYCw/s640/5.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_3y9Pl7dINg/WX4becnIAaI/AAAAAAAAAbQ/Zisxf5DqjzQN5o0pHUkJneSFcpG27bbawCK4BGAYYCw/s320/bc625248-aa2c-4976-aa8f-42d167ff8d6c.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KUcRsTHKLew/WX4bfLsEGNI/AAAAAAAAAbY/bEL3IfGmFaA8dM2jL6C1oWp1vlP-uugNgCK4BGAYYCw/s320/7fb3def6-b9cd-4fe3-94ed-d78d08e8d819.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sergeant Henry on August 02, 2017, 05:08:17 PM
Very nice!  :eusa_clap:
The best heavy artillery in the old world!  :biggriin: :::cheers:::
The halflings looking great! :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on August 02, 2017, 07:05:27 PM
Is there any background to indicate that Asavar Kul should be a giant dragon ogre type or is it just "rule of cool"? From what I have read about him, he seems to have been a "normal" human

Well, as Xathrodox indicates, he was a Kurgan. In a picture from Warhammer Rol book (if I'm not wrong) appears riding a horse. But, we recently rediscovered a White Dwarf with a text that describes his final duel against Magnus; and there he mounted a chariot. Jordi has take this short tale to convert the model. Very soon we'll show you.

Cool, I mis-remembered and thought the big dragon ogre you made was Kul, but I looked up the post, and that was Kholek, my bad. Looking forward to seeing the big man himself
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rowsdower on August 03, 2017, 05:37:26 AM
Thats a great hotpot
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on August 03, 2017, 08:36:19 AM
I miss the hot pot in the Empire army. Great looking models right here! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on August 05, 2017, 01:37:37 AM
The painting in here continues to be amazing! :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on August 08, 2017, 12:10:43 AM
Thanks, again, mates!

Here come Tilean cannons as reinforcements to deliver a bit more of gunpowder to the Chaos abominable horrors. Normally I do not like to be tied to the miniature schemes that appear in the official GW photos, but in this case I kept the white in the shirts and the green in the pants, which quickly identify the gunners as Tileans, and which are quite different from the quartered heraldry of any imperial province (whose only unit with the same colors is the Stir River Patrol, the classic Stirlander regiment).

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JrykSI1ZNhQ/WYfnDif9lAI/AAAAAAAAAfA/JoQViNieXUIXKYmtLYM_WpNfSzESc5wMgCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/2.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fz0qqN7aMPs/WYfo_Yj-PpI/AAAAAAAAAfg/YHoTfGVdDdYpm6Ak4QtI5oixWTEHh3_vQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/3.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-T31oqgK_-kE/WYfpJSOWLmI/AAAAAAAAAfw/Taa0ZteSxUMgiC9JTOupBOJbDaymobTfQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/5.jpg)

The 10 Bronzinos’ on foot gunners have only 4 different models. I opted to make some conversions, which try to maintain the non-imperial character of the troops. Thus, three heads have been substituted for others with morion helmets type (one of them comes from a vintage Estalian swordsman, and the other two are taken from the Lost Legion of Pirazzo).

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iju2dzol0Hc/WYfok4pCTrI/AAAAAAAAAfY/i2cjSkSFAnI4xX3Qqp4BZBHQD8muQIxagCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sergeant Henry on August 08, 2017, 08:13:59 AM
Well done!  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
I have never seen five canons in a single army! :icon_mrgreen: Great - I can hear the thunder rolling! :biggriin:
I like the light brown color on the gun carriages - it looks fantastic! :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sharkbelly on August 13, 2017, 09:09:50 AM
They look great!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Alex-bbr on August 13, 2017, 02:22:45 PM
Man, these models are so rare today on the market and you bring 5 of them!  :biggriin:

Awesome work, love your project so far. Keep going the good work!  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on August 13, 2017, 02:51:43 PM
The light brown wood on the cannon is very classy!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on August 13, 2017, 08:54:43 PM
Well done!  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
I have never seen five canons in a single army! :icon_mrgreen: Great - I can hear the thunder rolling! :biggriin:
I like the light brown color on the gun carriages - it looks fantastic! :eusa_clap:

many on this site have 5-10 cannons in a battery and several batteries in their army/armies.  steveb http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc225/STEVEB20/STEVEB20001/P1010480_zps599a0b0e.jpg
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 14, 2017, 08:46:01 AM
True. Anything you don't find on this site about The Empire, you will not find anywhere!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on August 14, 2017, 11:11:29 AM
I only have a single one of these galloping cannons. Yours are looking great! :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Von Trinkenessen on August 14, 2017, 11:25:37 AM
I use them together with the marksmen of miragliano and 'Casting Room's' Italians .
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: carturello on August 14, 2017, 12:09:16 PM
Perry miniatures have great pieces to do cannons, yours I like a lot!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on August 15, 2017, 09:36:56 PM
Let's play a proper atmosphere.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHaBqOBCWqw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHaBqOBCWqw)

Here arrives the Chosen of Chaos Gods, the Annointed, the Archaon's predecessor... Asavar Kul!!! ::heretic:: ::heretic:: ::heretic::

Asavar Kul the Anointed was a Kurgan Chaos Champion and the fourth Everchosen of Chaos. In 2301, he led the largest Chaos horde assembled at that time, laying waste to the lands of northern Kislev. After defeating a joint Kislevite and Ostlander army, the horde made for the Kislevite cities of Praag and Erengrad, capturing the former and sacking the latter. Soon the capital city of Kislev itself fell under siege... (Warhammer Wikia)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Mx6noLYQ2vg/WZJTCQ8FXgI/AAAAAAAAAgU/1Y1xdcnhSWkcAVffZbj38h3e9OnmHurkQCK4BGAYYCw/s640/c7.jpeg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VIUJr8_T9k4/WZJf74-CzNI/AAAAAAAAAkc/IkByWkhwXOAkz5OQoBLuZnDqI1_JOOSsgCK4BGAYYCw/s640/1.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Vc_SJvLaXAw/WZJeBm6PeTI/AAAAAAAAAi8/gqafNuv8g8E0aYJz6FCXO5XKBTupuVTIQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/c4.jpeg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Bvdi_zzSKSA/WZJeBpc-JdI/AAAAAAAAAjA/o4Ka41V6CWkpp9gTkOPSYOF6p1HKal5fQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/c3.jpeg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cZt7hyw9Bcs/WZJehEoZttI/AAAAAAAAAjc/Fv_qFq3Tu38Vgo9lWW6hvBSpdHEFIlPBwCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/c5.jpeg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y14Yro5ygWI/WZJdECe5pyI/AAAAAAAAAiI/Ivz12y7ovs8uMf_Z0NiN0hsfA3xKnLxvQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/3.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wl-CfzdjBOo/WZJfYVamMsI/AAAAAAAAAkM/lOQd-sJdfDQKEDy5wEZfxZ7LeBYrERWgACK4BGAYYCw/s1600/c8.jpeg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--R3bD-Fh2oU/WZJfRwH0zfI/AAAAAAAAAkE/VyQrekE9Ku8BYax0OcBZxcFyWe4GIXTPgCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/z4.jpeg)

I you invite to visit the blog and read the process made by our comrade Jordi regarding the conversion and painting. :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on August 15, 2017, 10:45:40 PM
Certainly looks impressive. It's no wonder that Magnus had a lot of trouble, when facing this guy! :Ohmy: :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sergeant Henry on August 16, 2017, 02:03:21 PM
This is the way a Chosen of Chaos has to look!  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Well done! :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on August 16, 2017, 04:25:31 PM
OH SNAP!!  :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on August 16, 2017, 06:32:24 PM
Asavar Kul looks great!

Does he have a special rule that he is killed by his own side in the last turn so chaos automatically loses?  :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 16, 2017, 09:47:25 PM
No special rule for that Illumini.
I understand you are talking about the death of Asavar Kul descibed in some books... but there is also another -most epic- version of his death. It appears in an ancient White Dwarf (about when GW released Hordes of Chaos army book) and explains the youth of this Chosen One and how he conquered leadership of his tribe (the Kurgan). In this version, it was Magnus the Pious himself who defeated Asavar Kul in a duel. Much more epic... but also much more unreal. Magnus was a priest with high leadership skills, and some kind of fighting skills... but obviously, very far from any chosen of Chaos, not talk in comparison of Asavar Kul itself.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on August 17, 2017, 01:02:23 AM
Well done!  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
I have never seen five canons in a single army! :icon_mrgreen: Great - I can hear the thunder rolling! :biggriin:
I like the light brown color on the gun carriages - it looks fantastic! :eusa_clap:

many on this site have 5-10 cannons in a battery and several batteries in their army/armies.  steveb http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc225/STEVEB20/STEVEB20001/P1010480_zps599a0b0e.jpg
Says SteveB of course. :::cheers::: :icon_lol:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on August 17, 2017, 01:06:48 AM
No special rule for that Illumini.
I understand you are talking about the death of Asavar Kul descibed in some books... but there is also another -most epic- version of his death. It appears in an ancient White Dwarf (about when GW released Hordes of Chaos army book) and explains the youth of this Chosen One and how he conquered leadership of his tribe (the Kurgan). In this version, it was Magnus the Pious himself who defeated Asavar Kul in a duel. Much more epic... but also much more unreal. Magnus was a priest with high leadership skills, and some kind of fighting skills... but obviously, very far from any chosen of Chaos, not talk in comparison of Asavar Kul itself.
I would like to read the story!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Alex-bbr on August 17, 2017, 07:43:07 AM
Glorious.

He deserve at leat 2d6 impact hits for such a chariot.  :ph34r:

Awesome conversion. Great job as always!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on August 17, 2017, 10:09:24 AM
No special rule for that Illumini.
I understand you are talking about the death of Asavar Kul descibed in some books... but there is also another -most epic- version of his death. It appears in an ancient White Dwarf (about when GW released Hordes of Chaos army book) and explains the youth of this Chosen One and how he conquered leadership of his tribe (the Kurgan). In this version, it was Magnus the Pious himself who defeated Asavar Kul in a duel. Much more epic... but also much more unreal. Magnus was a priest with high leadership skills, and some kind of fighting skills... but obviously, very far from any chosen of Chaos, not talk in comparison of Asavar Kul itself.

Didn't Magnus defeated Kul in every version of this story? I've only read two, I think - in one the dying Kul says something about his Gods forsaking him, while Magnus delivers the most badass line, about Sigmar always being by his side. It reads much better in the original, so just take my word on that. :-P
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on August 17, 2017, 05:26:38 PM
sweet Kul model! so, Magnus done, Asavar Kul done. It's almost time to put the beer in the fridge and get ready for the big show.  :eusa_clap:

Regarding Magnus vs. Kul, I would think Sigmar pumped up Magnus to Super-Magnus for a few crucial seconds in that duel. That tended to be what happened when a big badass was about to win (until the End Times), see e.g. Karl-Franz vs some orc in the 4th edition book. A bit hard to emulate on the table top without killing the fun, you don't want to be too deterministic.

So, is there a rule in play to keep Kul alive for a bit at least? As is, he is pretty much the biggest cannon target in the history of warhammer.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on August 17, 2017, 07:46:50 PM
Great conversion! Three horses pulling the chariot is not something you see very often, but perhaps its a nod towards Nurgle?  :happy: The Mammoth in the background is just insane.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 17, 2017, 10:04:13 PM
Thank you all for your lines. Jordi (Kul's owner) has no account in this forum, but I'll report him your kind commentaries.

So, is there a rule in play to keep Kul alive for a bit at least? As is, he is pretty much the biggest cannon target in the history of warhammer.

Jajajaja! Yeah... maybe we will have tu put a line of giats and other monsters in front of him!  :icon_lol: Well, more seriously, he has similar stats with Archaon, which includes and special guard save of 4+ o 3+... don't remember exactly. On the other hand, empire artillery will have more importants targets to shoot, specially, winged monsters and flying units.

No special rule for that Illumini.
I understand you are talking about the death of Asavar Kul descibed in some books... but there is also another -most epic- version of his death. It appears in an ancient White Dwarf (about when GW released Hordes of Chaos army book) and explains the youth of this Chosen One and how he conquered leadership of his tribe (the Kurgan). In this version, it was Magnus the Pious himself who defeated Asavar Kul in a duel. Much more epic... but also much more unreal. Magnus was a priest with high leadership skills, and some kind of fighting skills... but obviously, very far from any chosen of Chaos, not talk in comparison of Asavar Kul itself.

Didn't Magnus defeated Kul in every version of this story? I've only read two, I think - in one the dying Kul says something about his Gods forsaking him, while Magnus delivers the most badass line, about Sigmar always being by his side. It reads much better in the original, so just take my word on that. :-P

There is a version where Asavar Kul is killed by his back when storming the walls of Kislev, just at the turn of the tide, by some unkown chaos warrior.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on August 18, 2017, 10:50:47 AM
sweet Kul model! so, Magnus done, Asavar Kul done. It's almost time to put the beer in the fridge and get ready for the big show.  :eusa_clap:

Regarding Magnus vs. Kul, I would think Sigmar pumped up Magnus to Super-Magnus for a few crucial seconds in that duel. That tended to be what happened when a big badass was about to win (until the End Times), see e.g. Karl-Franz vs some orc in the 4th edition book. A bit hard to emulate on the table top without killing the fun, you don't want to be too deterministic.

So, is there a rule in play to keep Kul alive for a bit at least? As is, he is pretty much the biggest cannon target in the history of warhammer.

Yeah, that makes sense. Also I think that story about KF being empowered is from the 6th edition armybook. I've read it there, at least.

Kul should be immune to killing blow and heroic killing blow, I think.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on August 18, 2017, 03:36:12 PM
fantastic chariot, great construction and paint job, thank you for sharing!  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Kirgan on August 20, 2017, 09:54:24 AM
Great Work, but here is picture of Asavar Kul  :engel:

https://images.plurk.com/6hqj3kVC3jtKcbF4ApI5xB.jpg
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 20, 2017, 11:19:00 AM
No Kirgan, this is Engra Deathsword, one of the Kul lieutenants. Also in the same battle, also converted:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4GnJrpcUgLE/V0F1Rs9gicI/AAAAAAAADwA/X6fDNrGlApcflzPU80djlDvFZX7T7BpJACLcB/s1600/DSC_1574.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Kirgan on August 21, 2017, 11:07:42 AM
Sorry my mistake I was thinking on this http://warhammerfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Asavar_Kul?file=Asavar_Kul.PNG but lots of tabs do the job wrong, Engra is most beautiful for me and amazing work on him, simply and beautiful work  :engel:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 21, 2017, 02:49:13 PM
Thanks mate.

One day I will make a chaos champion based on your profile picture, from Highlander. Always loved this character!

And now, more work done. Imperial artillery:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Bk-pDk7T3Iw/WZYbQvrTZgI/AAAAAAAAHzg/qnMa7q3R39IY0LeSaexiTJziPjX8eLnhACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170816_110915.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2YB0fzIEJd8/WZYbQLbwU9I/AAAAAAAAHzc/eYh_KgTYmLMyRTVcmqD6HIjri-CvuRdOwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170816_110828.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-svvzl-SI1Do/WZYbYAohscI/AAAAAAAAHzk/pTK9kevcGR0yFlr_fEzyPCC53m6sBF5rQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170816_111000.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SsdI83r2c9o/WZYbggduBBI/AAAAAAAAHzw/mOvOe6W9RpcEK13ktkSMm8LWubP3tujoQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170816_111019.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DzI5wX8ycNo/WZYbibaIy7I/AAAAAAAAHz4/37qNpOOBOxgae7vPC00kOybGmTnhH9l-wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170816_111125.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JKEiZGW2pUU/WZYbzi7cNxI/AAAAAAAAH0I/e-SmLjlOgzItv91jRC-NdBKfsqGswC52gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170816_111243.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on August 21, 2017, 02:59:26 PM
Insane!! Wonderful but completely and incredibly insane! Love it 😸
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Kirgan on August 21, 2017, 03:09:54 PM
Thanks mate.

One day I will make a chaos champion based on your profile picture, from Highlander. Always loved this character!

And now, more work done. Imperial artillery:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Bk-pDk7T3Iw/WZYbQvrTZgI/AAAAAAAAHzg/qnMa7q3R39IY0LeSaexiTJziPjX8eLnhACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170816_110915.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2YB0fzIEJd8/WZYbQLbwU9I/AAAAAAAAHzc/eYh_KgTYmLMyRTVcmqD6HIjri-CvuRdOwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170816_110828.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-svvzl-SI1Do/WZYbYAohscI/AAAAAAAAHzk/pTK9kevcGR0yFlr_fEzyPCC53m6sBF5rQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170816_111000.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SsdI83r2c9o/WZYbggduBBI/AAAAAAAAHzw/mOvOe6W9RpcEK13ktkSMm8LWubP3tujoQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170816_111019.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DzI5wX8ycNo/WZYbibaIy7I/AAAAAAAAHz4/37qNpOOBOxgae7vPC00kOybGmTnhH9l-wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170816_111125.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JKEiZGW2pUU/WZYbzi7cNxI/AAAAAAAAH0I/e-SmLjlOgzItv91jRC-NdBKfsqGswC52gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170816_111243.jpg)

Always for help, there is two my favorite characters, one is Kurgan the other one and maybe my favorite is Deatdealer
https://www.google.rs/search?q=death+dealer&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjNoY_azejVAhWCK5oKHdQLAX8Q_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=920#imgrc=hTiBo106ku7KTM:
I love your work, just go for it  :engel:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 21, 2017, 06:34:20 PM
Then I'm sure you'll like the archenemy of King Arthur in the recent Guy Richie's film.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/51b3dc8ee4b051b96ceb10de/t/588548c746c3c44ae81c19f7/1485129938354/Screen+Shot+2017-01-22+at+5.03.52+PM.png?format=750w)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on August 21, 2017, 07:28:29 PM
finally a grand battery, be still my pounding heart. thanks for sharing  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on August 21, 2017, 10:10:33 PM
Notice you have the same problem as me with one of your Helblasters having no firing mechanism.
Simple fix, the icon on top of the banner pole from the State Troops [the one before the latest feather one's.] doubles up nicely, just need three banner poles, snip them off and there's a firing mechanism. Tried it with panther helmet from cavalry first ,but looked daft.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on August 22, 2017, 01:34:27 AM
WOW
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 22, 2017, 07:06:21 AM
Notice you have the same problem as me with one of your Helblasters having no firing mechanism.
Simple fix, the icon on top of the banner pole from the State Troops [the one before the latest feather one's.] doubles up nicely, just need three banner poles, snip them off and there's a firing mechanism. Tried it with panther helmet from cavalry first ,but looked daft.

Thanks Scrubber. This is a nice solution!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on August 23, 2017, 12:52:25 PM
Sweet Sigmar. Now THAT'S a lot of firepower. Holy shit! :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Kirgan on August 25, 2017, 08:34:47 AM
Then I'm sure you'll like the archenemy of King Arthur in the recent Guy Richie's film.

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/51b3dc8ee4b051b96ceb10de/t/588548c746c3c44ae81c19f7/1485129938354/Screen+Shot+2017-01-22+at+5.03.52+PM.png?format=750w)
Yes he is nice done  :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on August 25, 2017, 02:21:49 PM
Quite the artillery park there! :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 04, 2017, 10:06:57 PM
More updatings.
Characters for boths sides.

On the left corner, from Chaos wastes, 400 pounds weight and 7 feet height, devoted of Nurgle and wearing a putrid armour... Vaaaalnir the Reaper!

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Zgk11mg5Wk4/WaZsU7pY_dI/AAAAAAAAH1Q/2h-Ap5ocR10sQYBYDFFIPiMh-IH8xfoXgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-20170819-WA0005.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J5tQaVckTCU/WaZszitWRCI/AAAAAAAAH1Y/VCXCMlPLFRk_OWXLgbCp-1G0TAmWWlE0gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-20170819-WA0008.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oLcAYSo1of4/WaZs7manT1I/AAAAAAAAH1o/BDcDo7NDj8kpxWfyCrPeY9DU5vLmMdQegCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-20170819-WA0003.jpg)


And on the right side, coming from all the corners of the Empire, red skirt and bright armour and defending the cutl of Sigmar.... theeeee warrior-priests!!

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fic2dES2JaU/Wa1LlVeOeOI/AAAAAAAAH5Q/6ALiYq69ThI26ISKRgiWGUyAhFQO3RIhgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170904_122755.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QSeyHUJ1_70/Wa1K7s6IhhI/AAAAAAAAH4w/Jn0C-z5dPg44lIDWzo5ZOA7EBCUAr83owCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170904_122125.jpg)

The Arch Lector:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YwWi7AKwkuU/Wa1KkSsMFeI/AAAAAAAAH4o/-fsqJFFpYeAy5uTvHtqsw1xVDPiZNGhoACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170904_122508.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rV7St_A-OO0/Wa1K9Omht1I/AAAAAAAAH5A/2nb5Q2NcSCYYqQgFS_W-d565bTyw2_30wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170904_122341.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8XgX5VX32Ms/Wa1K9VtfASI/AAAAAAAAH5E/ML8dKmAlkCQqOR9jysBHrEFTkg-glXPjQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170904_122451.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IIXU2OTGcL0/Wa1K96VqTcI/AAAAAAAAH5I/7yPt7h1O6DcmE87MdVQt0dT-MWEBOTohQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170904_122521.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on September 05, 2017, 06:52:42 AM
A wall of artillery fire and a wall of faith - thats what the Empire is made of!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on September 05, 2017, 10:30:50 AM
That's a lot of WP's! They look truly magnificent, Sigmar be praised. You even have the one from Avatars of War. He's a favorite of mine. :blush:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on September 07, 2017, 06:09:25 AM
I'm not sure how practical that ball and chain is!

How good is the WHQ warrior priest as an Arch Lector! I have one myself too.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 08, 2017, 07:09:23 AM
How good is the WHQ warrior priest as an Arch Lector! I have one myself too.

Totally. If I can achieve another one, I will convert him a little bit and he will be the second Arch Lector.
For those who don't know the magistrative structure of the Cult of Sigmar here it is:

-Grand Theogonist
-2 Arch Lectors
-18 Lectors

The rest of priests are divided within 3 orders. Most common of them is the Order of the Silver Hammer whose members are the Warrior Priests.
Source: WH Fantasy Roleplay, 2005, p.184
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on September 08, 2017, 02:24:45 PM
Yeah, here's the first canon conflict. According to WFRP 2nd edition (1K Thrones campaign), the Order of the Silver Hammer was founded after Sigmar defeated Nagash, by Wolfgart Krieger, who was a close friend of the first Emperor and his sworn sword brother. They were the first Witch Hunters, tasked by Sigmar to defend his realm against all kinds of magic and devilry.

So we have a conflict here, it seems.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 08, 2017, 10:02:28 PM
So it seems...
Even so, we can argue that in 2.500 years this order has changed a little. 25 centuries are many years, and, in addition, Cult of Sigmar -and so, warrior priests- didn't exists before Sigmar itself. So, the cult could take the name of ancient orders like this and refound it, or rename tha name of its members... finally, warrior priest and witch hunters are not so different.
But, I Know I'm trying to explain something that seems a simply conflict in the Warhammer background.
Anyway, thank you for this information, Xath.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on September 08, 2017, 11:10:03 PM
The nurgle figures are doomed, doomed I tell ya, doomed!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on September 09, 2017, 04:08:41 PM
Mr Kul any chance we can have picture of priests, 2nd picture down, the two on far left and rear far right. I am willing to beg if it help.
Presume they are conversions, but from what?
Guilt I do want to copy.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 10, 2017, 09:10:49 PM
Yes, of course.

This is a Forge World model. No conversion on him.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IIXU2OTGcL0/Wa1K96VqTcI/AAAAAAAAH5I/7yPt7h1O6DcmE87MdVQt0dT-MWEBOTohQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170904_122521.jpg)

This is the arch lector of the current war altar. I only changed his head, but I can't remember where it comes from...

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MvDdWdW0lZ4/Wa1K8eFPeKI/AAAAAAAAH44/YtuBJeY-peY9fTBvicbV2Lr-iW0FK1vpgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170904_122245.jpg)

On these ones, Pep use the body of a warrior priest and changed the hammer (this comes from white wolves, if I'm not wrong), flagellant head and shield from vampire counts' skeletons, for the first one. The other has the legs of bretonian soldier; torso, arms and weapon from imperial knight; and his head belongs to the greatswords sprue.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8XgX5VX32Ms/Wa1K9VtfASI/AAAAAAAAH5E/ML8dKmAlkCQqOR9jysBHrEFTkg-glXPjQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170904_122451.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on September 10, 2017, 09:57:00 PM
Great conversions! That arch lector' s expression is as it should be 😺
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on September 13, 2017, 12:44:09 PM
Great conversions! That arch lector' s expression is as it should be 😺

He looks propper pissed. :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Konrad von Richtmark on September 13, 2017, 01:17:43 PM
Artillery on round bases. Does that mean you'll use T9A rules to game the whole battle?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on September 13, 2017, 01:20:10 PM
Wonderful priest figures! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 14, 2017, 06:31:22 AM
Artillery on round bases. Does that mean you'll use T9A rules to game the whole battle?

No, we'll not. Using 9th Age rules for this game was our first idea, but we changed it some months ago (you can read our arguments about that matters here: http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/2017/07/9a-era-u-8a-edicion-9th-age-or-8th.html ).
Anyway, round bases for warmachines it's something usual in Warhammer 8th edition, and we like it.
- It allows to put some details as barrels, cannon balls and other objects
- Indicates that the war machine can rotate 360º
- Shows the specific movement rules when an enemy unit charges it.

The only war machines we don't put on round bases are the three great cannons for Kislev army, because they will be on the walls of the city. So seems more suitable not using abase fot them.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 17, 2017, 09:52:23 AM
Regarding war machines...

It's finished! Well, only 6 crew for Kislev ans 6 steam tanks remains, but the most of them are already painted.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GEJE0KOTEqk/Wb5CW3HOFYI/AAAAAAAAH_g/cBMBhjGws8k1v9q3cd48M-Vx_TxP6rtsACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170917_104615.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2rgbUmPU-eQ/Wb5C58-JI0I/AAAAAAAAH_w/VCCSuptkl8wv1viXHJRZYJ7_SMH6H5OqwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170917_104642.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LOZ4pDTerNc/Wb5C6lLhJMI/AAAAAAAAH_0/veQd6J3on_8BJcanORTjPlof4cRy_XpxwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170917_104718.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4YD9GpGnaus/Wb5DVWVV4sI/AAAAAAAAIAA/K91UPEXkeConXXT4gd5_QxKGNpfM62yXwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170917_103122.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fKFb_zyUEBw/Wb5DWPviAzI/AAAAAAAAIAI/UL4IgHvvXFYZCp_nD6ZW7--_v6PmGNZiACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170917_103132.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dIbwlEijI1A/Wb5Df_MvckI/AAAAAAAAIAQ/XdYlQCEW0HMEzFNO6w2Bnez0Qi9wdJUMQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170917_103142.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-REdZ7oEj2-s/Wb5DgIuSNhI/AAAAAAAAIAU/OZeiMdBtbzEiatZKo8WSfEfeUc1bGf0GwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170917_103202.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WAklgeyBWyA/Wb5DyDBPYkI/AAAAAAAAIAg/XIqokgUuD1Abfv2n-O6x7Derm2J3QwD2gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170906_102351.jpg)

Next step: steam tanks
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Shadespyre on September 17, 2017, 11:52:30 AM
This project continues to astound me! That's a lot of artillery...  :eusa_clap:

I put mine on similar bases for exactly the reasons you list. 8th ed artillery melee rules very much encourage you to have a base, really. And I prefer small and neat to the big bases with spaces for crew and so on which look great but are impractical on the game battlefield.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Alex-bbr on September 17, 2017, 12:01:56 PM
Comon! There is artillery form Averland, Reikland, Nuln, Aldorf, Ostermark, Stirland, even Tilea... And not even one Hochland artillery ?  :oops: Would you risk the diplomatic incident?  :biggriin:

Stunning, as always!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on September 17, 2017, 02:47:07 PM
WARHAMMER!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 18, 2017, 06:48:00 PM
This project continues to astound me! That's a lot of artillery...  :eusa_clap:

I put mine on similar bases for exactly the reasons you list. 8th ed artillery melee rules very much encourage you to have a base, really. And I prefer small and neat to the big bases with spaces for crew and so on which look great but are impractical on the game battlefield.

Me too Shade. Very beautiful on the desk but impractical on the game.

Comon! There is artillery form Averland, Reikland, Nuln, Aldorf, Ostermark, Stirland, even Tilea... And not even one Hochland artillery ?  :oops: Would you risk the diplomatic incident?  :biggriin:

Stunning, as always!


Hahahaha! No way Alex, Hochland will also be on the battlefield, but using other kind of troops!

Thany you all!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on September 18, 2017, 07:37:45 PM
Handgunners of course!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on September 19, 2017, 04:43:38 PM
I was going to make a snarky comment about missing a crewman or fifty back when you posted the machines only. I missed that chance, you guys are painting machines. 'True value lies at the intersection of quantity and quality' or so they say.  The 'war machines all the way to the horizon' shot is my favorite but the close-ups show a bunch of lovely little head swaps and conversions.

I agree on the smaller round bases for war machines. I have at times put the last crewman on there as well, can look good and allows some nice posing and when he dies the machine goes anyway.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on September 20, 2017, 04:34:36 PM
NOT ENOUGH ARTILLERY !!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 21, 2017, 11:21:38 AM
NOT ENOUGH ARTILLERY !!

3 kislevite cannons, 1 Urugan cannon and 6 tanks remain. Enought then?  :icon_wink:

I was going to make a snarky comment about missing a crewman or fifty back when you posted the machines only. I missed that chance, you guys are painting machines. 'True value lies at the intersection of quantity and quality' or so they say.  The 'war machines all the way to the horizon' shot is my favorite but the close-ups show a bunch of lovely little head swaps and conversions.

I agree on the smaller round bases for war machines. I have at times put the last crewman on there as well, can look good and allows some nice posing and when he dies the machine goes anyway.

I'm glad to read this. I've spent many hours of my free time giving life to this project for the lasts 20 months. And still a lot of work to do. So, I thank you very much this kind of appreciations.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on September 21, 2017, 01:08:46 PM
WARHAMMER!!!!!!!

So.much.guns.

I love it.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on October 11, 2017, 08:10:53 AM
Hi all.

Recent sociopolitical events in our country moves us away from the project for a while. But not for a long!

So, I'm currently working on some diferent units/models.

On the one hand, I just finished a unit of Ostermark outriders:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EOnaG5qnqe8/Wd3Gc8rGVSI/AAAAAAAAIKY/5yu10ZMiHw8zNIvNZJqM0Qpwq1RrjBDfgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171004_103440.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DYe1ZRl30fI/Wd3GsCbYr0I/AAAAAAAAIKg/4rDbmngRQ5IscvzEZ2TeffEBABfpk6uWQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171004_103823.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yejGHBeNKCg/Wd3Gsas8UII/AAAAAAAAIKk/e5COaVU08q8HWmBtg11NhCEEBEs643QXwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171004_103711.jpg)

I also painted Pep's (Drakenhof) Altdorf Steamtank, but I have no pictures yet. The rest of Steam tanks (5) will be painted quite different:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Us4-tV80KF8/WcYWIwqGMPI/AAAAAAAAIDg/HqqHKgq1ch4WeXJpeykQH0UNKoNR-uJsQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170923_094527.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6AkND444Wz4/WcYWIlUvU8I/AAAAAAAAIDc/i6cYN8StxBEyHEq3WQnUaAcWyYBYdiDtACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170923_094300.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R0PVi5YGhDE/WcYWSCc2POI/AAAAAAAAIDk/D68mmu9UcSgv0rg5gp5KI4Trx_WYg2liACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20170923_094602.jpg)

And, finally, today I like to finish the banners and characters of the Altdorf army (an engineer, a captain, and the banners). I hope to show you the complete army tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on October 11, 2017, 08:50:32 AM
Thats amazing lol

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on October 11, 2017, 10:30:05 AM
Panzer battalion! I see that you're using and aerograph. The effects are great!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on October 11, 2017, 11:15:04 AM
Ready for the Gates of Kursk... I mean Kislev  :-P
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on October 11, 2017, 11:48:03 AM
Ready for the Gates of Kursk... I mean Kislev  :-P

hehehe.. yes, almost Kursk!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on October 11, 2017, 12:09:08 PM
Out of curiosity - I presume that you'll try and paint most of them, as true to canon? So we'll see Deliverance from Nuln, for example?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on October 11, 2017, 03:26:54 PM
I love every bit of it. what you have done is my kind of gaming, would love to visit with you, or be visited by you it seems or tastes are very much in common.  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on October 11, 2017, 10:06:38 PM
Panzer battalion! I see that you're using and aerograph. The effects are great!

Yes, they are. The airbrush is very useful for very concrete paintjobs, but not to paint all the model. For example, in these tanks I only used it for the grey metallic walls. Golden/brown parts are made with brush. Mainly, I use the airbrush for large parts of models (i.e. horse fences, tanks, scenery, monsters, etc) or first layer for many models (i.e. flesh on a unit of 40 spearmen). The airbrush is fast to use, but very cumbersome to prepare, clean, changing color...

Out of curiosity - I presume that you'll try and paint most of them, as true to canon? So we'll see Deliverance from Nuln, for example?

Your love for Nuln is trully impessive, Xath  :icon_biggrin: I know it from the heraldic book of the Empire and I have a picture of it in my computer. Sincerely, I planned to paint all the symbols of my steam tanks from Ostermark (except one, that will carry a priest of Sigmar), but I can reconsider it... :icon_wink: Yes, seeing its colour combination would be easy to paint as Deliverance for the battle.

I love every bit of it. what you have done is my kind of gaming, would love to visit with you, or be visited by you it seems or tastes are very much in common.  steveb

Would be a pleasure Steveb. But I live in Barcelona and I think you are in USA, if I'm not wrong. I have no plans in a near future to visit your country, but if you ever travel here someday I'll be glad to invite you, take some drinks and discuss about the hobby.

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on October 12, 2017, 09:24:38 AM
Nuln stands! Thank you Rogers. :smile2: Yes, I love that industrial city with a passion, not only because of its army's awesome color scheme, love for guns, heavy firepower and a cosmopolitan approach. No, it's mainly due to the fact that some of my best RPG experience is from running games in the Jewel of the South. :blush:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on October 12, 2017, 06:22:14 PM
The gold on the tanks is really great, how did you achieve that effect?

I am planning to start my own mechanized regiment soon, so great to get some inspiration
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Silver Wolf on October 15, 2017, 03:15:27 PM
Have you considered using Warlord games landsknechts for Empire state state troop regiments?
It would be cool to see these dudes converted, and they're also seem to be a bit cheaper than your usual state troops.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on October 15, 2017, 03:40:17 PM
The gold on the tanks is really great, how did you achieve that effect?

I am planning to start my own mechanized regiment soon, so great to get some inspiration

Sorry Illumini, two hard days on job... this gold is the result of various layers. The base is a mixture with Hashut Cooper and XV-88, but I will try with Gehenna Gold+Balor Brown. Then, some layers of Rhinox Hide with a lot of water. Finally, some reflections with Pallid Wych Flesh.


Have you considered using Warlord games landsknechts for Empire state state troop regiments?
It would be cool to see these dudes converted, and they're also seem to be a bit cheaper than your usual state troops.

Sincerely, I never consider that. Two main reasons:
1) We like to use some models from other manufacturers (we have Rackham, Mom, Avatars of War, Mierce, Forge World, Scibor...) but we're mainly using Citadel because we think their have the best range of models and they have plenty of uniformity between them. I'm sure you'll undersand to represent a battle in the Warhammer World, is suitable to use major models from that world, and state troops from Citadel are so characteristic and so numerous that is difficult to see a battle without them.
2) Second reason goes with echonomic matters. Is cheaper to buy second hand Citadel models than buying models from Warlord games. Many people have empire regular models and second hand markets are full of them. So, I use that way.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on October 20, 2017, 09:14:25 PM
I'm really angry with my pictures... photography is not my strongest suit. And this is very frustrating  :eusa_wall:
Anymay, here you have the Altdorf army for the battle:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--omlEy0WbT4/WePK8Q0vBUI/AAAAAAAAIRc/dHtv3-daz0IMOil7oAdbbzHKtHnwCynMACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171013_115346.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gwKVL6nnW3I/WehjeVCKXoI/AAAAAAAAITY/em8EH9uQOEkKVFyJmFJ7f6MT2ykOpB_4wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171013_115554.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8cLBCqfbMVs/WePLQkL7dvI/AAAAAAAAIRo/uWEccHzNvSkJ8uRuBnuBu1H0yCMUX_hpACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171013_115513.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AGJ6KHvTGWY/WePLQS2lAhI/AAAAAAAAIRk/l4BlMckeJyMAgywnKwUnNbHMztPNEmgDwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171013_115526.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zPMFdhBpQgw/WeM95Hh8TYI/AAAAAAAAIP8/C3A77qgilHQFpQOJvgb_HCNGrW3KdyN8ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171015_123620.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pQ8VuTFt2Js/WeM9B7N6JpI/AAAAAAAAIPg/NsO_Xp1CoAAn2iO8H1Z33V42tysT88frwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171015_123640.jpg)

Note there is only strictly state troops from Altdorf. No cavalry, no militia, no flagellants, no wizards... this is why it seems a little bit small.

I painted some months ago most of them, war machines some weeks ago, and then, both characters and the Steam Tank. And finally, I painted the banners. I specially focus my attention on them because I understand them as a very important part of any army, not only at a visual level but also regarding barckground and personality.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-E_ieXgQoVe4/WenhyKFLqPI/AAAAAAAAIVc/EQG29YFjzTUXF3JpQsGeQYUM4lnhwuheQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171013_115414.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TcNVLQDv4lk/WenhyXXIRVI/AAAAAAAAIVg/9C_CokBWfosYFpRGQL5nV_HXpiOzOl-FQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171013_115453.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qHXOzbz-_KM/WenhxT_fskI/AAAAAAAAIVU/DCJx59whU6IBS5lWMmfMjP3aJtbWYdtRACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171013_115432.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dHB5kGBT7qA/Wenhx_yLZcI/AAAAAAAAIVY/M__PYXD9rjM0bav4KMXPuxg_yAFAaC4nwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171013_115447.jpg)

So, here a little explanation about them:

This combination of elements in the banners deserves an explanation. Obviously the first thing to note are the colors of the city in the bottom: blue and red. After looking for information about the usual elements in the banners and shields of Aldorf, I found that most of them reflect elements of the current era of Warhammer, that is, C2525. As you know, at this time the emperor is Karl Franz, born in Altdorf, and this circumstance is clearly reflected on many signs of this city.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mkLxmrdSZi0/Wenfe31oaOI/AAAAAAAAIT8/nbAii11eTfIUDcjpAbY67tH6Zh3AR7_oQCLcBGAs/s1600/1092_1.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6aQPr3PMwZI/Wenfe-v64GI/AAAAAAAAIUA/Ixf6Zc_AA2Aub8A1TKkzIdCDvdxp0yImgCLcBGAs/s1600/e13151bcfef63b095952749869aa437a--etat-major-empire-state.jpg)

But at the time of Magnus, Altdorf was not the capital of the Empire, and there was not an emperor unanimously recognized by all the provinces. Thus the elements relating to the power of the emperor (the crown, the two-tailed comet) or other symbols of power associated with the great emperors (Sigmar's hammer, or Magnus' gryphon, for obvious reasons), made no sense on an altdorf banner. Instead, there were two elements that also appeared and that could be used: the skull and the laurel crown. The first one does not refer to the soldiers as the bearers of death, as it could believe, but represents the perishable human condition: human life inevitably ends with death; to carry a skull as a symbol in the battle is a demonstration that they bearers are not afraid to face the death; its bearers, therefore, will fight until the end of their forces in the battle. On the other hand, the laurel crown is reserved for those people or cities who have carried out acts of value on the battlefield. Thus, these two elements evoke courage and determination and could apply to our standards.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-V8mjSPINDL8/WenftfdT44I/AAAAAAAAIUI/BGM8P30UvQwrlLJvBb6-MHxlGhwYhsAEwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171015_171118.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VdQ963N_0LI/WenftqnM2eI/AAAAAAAAIUM/hmI3aNCZvk04KQ4MUQPF7BqMhhesFbCMwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171015_171534.jpg)

You can see some letters and numbers in the upper left of the banners. Letters are the acronym for unit type. But not in English, fools! in reikspiel! (that is, in German). So:

· MS: Musketenschützen
· ST: Staatstruppen

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EB3ngW_Eqf8/Wenf_qcCQMI/AAAAAAAAIUU/JGEj_cdsJmIXaNhYTf7C_TaKkvqWTYLJgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_20171015_171136.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9M_k8io1rp4/WengEeb-TDI/AAAAAAAAIUY/ADSI8XTKBd0EXE63bGKdkgdwLFSpcdAowCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171015_171540.jpg)

On the other side of the banner, to better distinguish between units, I decided to incorporate a shield or icon with the type of weapons of each unit, as well as the type of troop with the unabbreviated name.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RrtFB_5Zzv0/WengqxTKYwI/AAAAAAAAIUk/c4Zvl94koKU2Tviz4apfKnBzJgljg4pRwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171015_171205.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r05TfW-Mu3k/Wengqp3XBaI/AAAAAAAAIUg/8InrjfPiT8gXdBWJXPj5JSjyVCC4ZaaVACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171015_171248.jpg)

Finally, it should be noted that at the top of the banners is also an element that reflects the type of unit (shooting or close combat): arrows for firing units, skull or other symbols for close combat units.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FxZSjHv0XVQ/Weng2BFkCtI/AAAAAAAAIUo/VUUGBRJ0w28XQue0tqALz30YeBwXhSYPACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171015_171234.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UMXiQhACCAI/WenhJ_wz2XI/AAAAAAAAIVI/iiYnjtROWZkkP4952cEiv_v6JpME4ZEqQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171015_171523.jpg)

You can find a little step to step tutorial on the blog, if you are interested: http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/2017/10/la-hueste-de-altdorf-altdorf-host.html (http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/2017/10/la-hueste-de-altdorf-altdorf-host.html)

Any suggestion will be appreciated, seriously. Soon I will paint Ostermark banners I want to make them better. Any picture o idea will be welcome.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on October 20, 2017, 10:09:46 PM
 :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: wow
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on October 21, 2017, 08:13:33 AM
Fantastic looking army, the banners are great!

Digging the old school tank commander in the new steam tank
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: stareso on October 21, 2017, 09:00:54 AM
Amazing banners, really beautiful. Very cool how you used such a strong connection to the background. The army as a whole looks stunning, my sincerest complements.  :happy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on October 21, 2017, 06:52:23 PM
Wonderful army with a spectacular center piece in the form of that Steam Tank!  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on October 21, 2017, 09:33:16 PM
Thank you colleagues. I wish I can show the rest of steam tanks in few days.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on October 22, 2017, 08:30:21 PM
Excellent Altdorf army, and love the explanation for the banners. :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on October 22, 2017, 09:19:33 PM
A is for Altdorf. And, done! Keep on trucking, looking forward to the Ostland banners. Something you might want to consider when going to the less advanced parts of the Empire is less organization, e.g. less numbering and categorizing on the standards. Instead the regiments could be named after their leader or the location they are from. Just a thought, you'll come up with something good, I am sure.

The skulls on the banner are outstanding. And I really like the lettering, the fine double lines sell it. The only part I am not in love with is the torch on the leader. I mean, okay, it doesn't always have to be a mighty magic sword, sometimes less is more, maybe a staff of command would fit. But, a torch? There better be a great, colorful backstory to explain that away. I am listening  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on October 23, 2017, 12:56:24 PM
Incredible colors, wonderful shades of blue and red. I love this friggin' army. :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sharkbelly on October 24, 2017, 01:51:22 AM
Agreed! It really captures the feel of an old-time Empire army. Takes me back.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on October 24, 2017, 02:16:43 AM
that tank commander is one of my favorite figures  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: hamster on October 24, 2017, 02:25:13 AM
oh my I have missed quite a bit, well done.  :happy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on October 24, 2017, 11:04:32 AM
A is for Altdorf. And, done! Keep on trucking, looking forward to the Ostland banners. Something you might want to consider when going to the less advanced parts of the Empire is less organization, e.g. less numbering and categorizing on the standards. Instead the regiments could be named after their leader or the location they are from. Just a thought, you'll come up with something good, I am sure.

There will be no Ostland contingent Naitsabes. According to background, its army was completely destroyed at the beginning of the war, a year or two ago before our battle. It's a pity, becuse I like their colours.
Regarding organization you're right. Altdorf is quite different from other provences on these matters. Ostermark will follow the same pattern, but if my colleagues let me paint their banners I will include other ideas, as you suggest.


The skulls on the banner are outstanding. And I really like the lettering, the fine double lines sell it. The only part I am not in love with is the torch on the leader. I mean, okay, it doesn't always have to be a mighty magic sword, sometimes less is more, maybe a staff of command would fit. But, a torch? There better be a great, colorful backstory to explain that away. I am listening  :icon_wink:

Well, the first answer is: because I like it.
Second answer: Bran Stark is whispering him "burn them all..."
More serious answer is: In a war against the ruinous powers and heretic hordes, best way to destroy them is to burn them. Some other charaters wil also carry a torch for the same reason. That character was not a commander or burgmaester, just only a devouted captain following the indications of some witch hunters.
Better now?  :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on October 25, 2017, 03:22:40 AM
A bit better   :closed-eyes:

Carry on!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rowsdower on October 25, 2017, 11:56:18 PM
Great job :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on October 30, 2017, 01:15:46 AM
I finally finished the rest of steam tanks: from Talabheim, Nuln, Ostermark, Stirland and the Cult of Sigmar!

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2F1fnqMXX9E/WfZ5OdxrmgI/AAAAAAAAIdc/GBEtjWG6NaUH9tFAwt5oznqO4sg8IH3SQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_014536.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-y6zbniTkR0c/WfZ5j335hNI/AAAAAAAAIdk/n7ffdbiMyG4jti1z_0CPZDIIGXtLPH56wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_004850.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ld669mcVg5M/WfZ5tuwxFNI/AAAAAAAAId4/6HjSUPzpcr8cXXRpkkisXMU4Un44rrg5wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_004736.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oXUPwruVlDA/WfZ5tOwO15I/AAAAAAAAIdw/yuNQoqNvLksC__7XaHV_v1zNVzHvf-8lQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_004803.jpg)

This one is for Xathrodox:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CpYRcaqcJN8/WfZ57aZu7gI/AAAAAAAAIeM/9xmWZQ8qAsswX3fkRh9xlOX5CCtutn8ZgCLcBGAs/s1600/SteamTank%2B00.png)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MeYmreoJqL0/WfZ6JZIOLEI/AAAAAAAAIeU/abf3FXQhir8WIeuKPgrV3SxRVrQ0AyUswCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_004546.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-y8yGmWjcIyg/WfZ6JMjh4WI/AAAAAAAAIeQ/FqX5BkI2LLcnK4BSHK4iKFhx3r6z3YSRACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_004555.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xlH67YHgR44/WfZ6XOd6J2I/AAAAAAAAIek/ezehVQcMF5QiiZgkM74tCrpK9zWsuL1oQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_011526.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UfXCrqQJB74/WfZ6XVApNFI/AAAAAAAAIeo/rYbnPvij4zkjGrbjCCzKKNA8wpF37nbhQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_011617.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_yjQiwlsK1A/WfZ6XuxijtI/AAAAAAAAIes/WPSzqMp-pLU-12iePp-fWuJSPBXR1zoSgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_011631.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FLQCGGVl91c/WfZ6YLCSFrI/AAAAAAAAIe0/6yqNNGUVtW0PddgkDVzW45T8vAwDv5lXwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_011712.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y3VzSBeaZqI/WfZ6ozbKA8I/AAAAAAAAIfE/vrZixm-OeWoAhO9Enk8dXManbkiZn1NfwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_005014.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xiShDmClkvI/WfZ6o5YQ9xI/AAAAAAAAIfA/2j_o6S3LikAbvOAiNo0J_NlImjtVe0K4QCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_005035.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4qXz6Mpn0lU/WfZ6oRQCf_I/AAAAAAAAIe8/yxAxX-d8WRcu4ZiGInQXUdrdddS1KeM2wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_005048.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QylOnHvwLtk/WfZ6pOzBCsI/AAAAAAAAIfI/2ZUcSniYaBYMlbeP4OGqAjI1PINuai4qwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_005100.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mB3RK8UL65E/WfZ6prRWS-I/AAAAAAAAIfQ/pYLUtIBPz_AvW_phFuT3cTGECdtbnJXPgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171030_005125.jpg)

As always, if you want to see more pictures in detaisl, you can visit our blog.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on October 30, 2017, 03:17:48 AM
I remember when Xath asked about the nuln tank 😺 - Too much!!
Awesome work and that grey shean is incredible. 
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on October 30, 2017, 04:02:12 PM
WOW.... did you use an air brush ?  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on October 30, 2017, 04:58:26 PM
Looking very good! :icon_biggrin: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on October 31, 2017, 01:11:24 PM
This sight pleases my eyes. And I love that WP sticking out of the turret. Such a cool, little addition to the model. :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 01, 2017, 08:46:53 AM
WOW.... did you use an air brush ?  :::cheers:::

I did, but only for grey areas during the base coat.


This sight pleases my eyes. And I love that WP sticking out of the turret. Such a cool, little addition to the model. :biggriin:

Yes, he is 3 in 1: a warrior, a priest and an engineer!!  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rowsdower on November 01, 2017, 09:04:22 AM
Great job on the steam tanks. I like the tank riders
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on November 01, 2017, 09:10:37 AM
Great looking armored battalion! I think I will steal the tank rider idea :)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 01, 2017, 01:01:25 PM
Do it!  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on November 02, 2017, 11:48:53 AM
WOW.... did you use an air brush ?  :::cheers:::

I did, but only for grey areas during the base coat.


This sight pleases my eyes. And I love that WP sticking out of the turret. Such a cool, little addition to the model. :biggriin:

Yes, he is 3 in 1: a warrior, a priest and an engineer!!  :icon_lol:

This multitasking pleases Sigmar. :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 03, 2017, 10:40:31 AM

This multitasking pleases Sigmar. :::cheers:::

 :icon_lol:


Time for griffon riders!

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CTSVUfNJMyA/WfxBuhuucjI/AAAAAAAAIh8/93eROxEZ1ecuMSkPAP7oxo82fB6Uf-S9ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171103_103846.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5MB1pQghSB8/WfxBl9SS-MI/AAAAAAAAIhs/vb0N_XSET7cZgzwJsZs3DrEmeiykzVFJACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171103_104211.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0Zi9sxVJsL0/WfxBmEWKrPI/AAAAAAAAIhw/ZrN6eDxpfr48V-v8_psrqhUvpJ9g6YeNgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171103_104114.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FUuBaY83yw4/WfxBcZqNf0I/AAAAAAAAIhc/M2F_hoRRXS0EfP5rPwHJbAiDDjY_dyQAwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171103_104028.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pIymTeUj5_Y/WfxBctADLSI/AAAAAAAAIhg/uWdJkNhBgi88EFFtFyn7Au-xqRceTz7FgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171103_103953.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on November 03, 2017, 10:58:56 AM
Those griffons are really nice looking. I like the riders as well. I see one from Ostermark. Where are the other two from?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 03, 2017, 11:52:09 AM
Those griffons are really nice looking. I like the riders as well. I see one from Ostermark. Where are the other two from?

They are generic, for the moment. Maybe in a future, I will add a shield to them, with specific heraldic colours
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on November 03, 2017, 05:27:28 PM
I got one of those models, and at some point would like to get it painted.

The colors on your griffons look good and well blended!

Wondering how from back of the head forward to the beak that the brown to tan to yellow achieved.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 03, 2017, 10:42:20 PM
I got one of those models, and at some point would like to get it painted.

The colors on your griffons look good and well blended!

Wondering how from back of the head forward to the beak that the brown to tan to yellow achieved.

Airbrush effect. Yellow is Balor Brown and brown is Rhinox Hide. You can achieve similar effect with a brush, but you'll have to invest more time; but if you have to paint only one model, that will be no problem! Go for it!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: greenknight on November 04, 2017, 06:33:39 PM
Your Job is amazing sir!
I only have one question regarding the griffon Riders... At what point of the leg exactly did you cut the original elf model to achive the conversion?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 05, 2017, 11:12:47 PM
Thanks Green Knight.
Here the bits of the Island of Blood griffon:

(https://www.gitzbitz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/High-Elf-prince-on-Griffon.jpg)

So, I cut the elf rider on his knees up. Then I take a regular empire knight and cut off his entire legs. Finally, green stuff to homogenize the model.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eE_dcG0AdSM/WR8_B48OUMI/AAAAAAAAGxg/t1VWZyCMkqUJBtGzHM9SCaDuxQFpiX94gCLcB/s1600/IMG_20170506_104656.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: greenknight on November 06, 2017, 10:51:10 AM
Thank you so much for the tip!  :-D
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on November 06, 2017, 05:43:36 PM
excellent, makes me want to go  out and pick up another to paint.  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 07, 2017, 08:22:41 AM
Another tank?! You're going to end stocks, steveb!  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 08, 2017, 12:14:41 PM
And here comes the empire wizards!

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-U6knQOFT46o/WgLkYIjp1dI/AAAAAAAAIm4/9Czqe4Ugt6Mdz5JDpZ_YAJUExl1R0WsjgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_20171108_013910.jpg)

Another brick on the wall.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on November 08, 2017, 12:33:23 PM
Love the satin effect on the robes.
The legs for the amber wizard are clever.

However the blue wizard arms and head look a bit awkward?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on November 08, 2017, 02:08:56 PM
I'm liking the creativity of the conversions here!

Does the yellow wizard not have an arm or is that just how the photo came out?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on November 08, 2017, 04:15:13 PM
Love the grey one and the beast guy. Magnificent
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on November 08, 2017, 05:12:48 PM
 :icon_eek: whoa
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on November 08, 2017, 05:39:54 PM
Lovely! The shading on the robes is perfect  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 08, 2017, 05:51:46 PM
Love the satin effect on the robes.
The legs for the amber wizard are clever.

However the blue wizard arms and head look a bit awkward?

Do you think so? Maybe he's not wearing very well his age... hehehe. Well, he is summoning the powers of the path of Heaven, looking up there. Here another picture:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BnemsIojcYc/WgLmL3GOWTI/AAAAAAAAIng/Q3EILkgDIpwu9rXR0GT_Uxr70ZpSBOpIACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171108_013533.jpg)


I'm liking the creativity of the conversions here!

Does the yellow wizard not have an arm or is that just how the photo came out?

Jajajajajja  :icon_lol: He has it, he has it! It was a perspective issue.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pWuYMBhWQPA/WgLmL4o_HyI/AAAAAAAAInc/jBFCrVdEIcU9r41jurpkZSMr08ZkXFAdQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171108_013410.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on November 09, 2017, 10:00:23 AM
Great looking wizards. That kit works best when you do like you have done and make a representative for each school. Very good tempo you guys got now, closing in on actually being ready for the game?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Novogord on November 10, 2017, 11:46:17 AM
Great work on all the miniatures!
But isn't the fire mage missing?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on November 10, 2017, 01:06:30 PM
I'm liking the creativity of the conversions here!

Does the yellow wizard not have an arm or is that just how the photo came out?
Jajajajajja  :icon_lol: He has it, he has it! It was a perspective issue.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pWuYMBhWQPA/WgLmL4o_HyI/AAAAAAAAInc/jBFCrVdEIcU9r41jurpkZSMr08ZkXFAdQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171108_013410.jpg)
Ah!  There it is, must have been up his sleeve, since he's not wearing the kind of hat where he could have pulled it out of that! :icon_wink:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 10, 2017, 10:26:05 PM
Ah!  There it is, must have been up his sleeve, since he's not wearing the kind of hat where he could have pulled it out of that! :icon_wink:

Certainly!


Great work on all the miniatures!
But isn't the fire mage missing?

No, this is Frederik von Tarnus, the one with the fire sword. He doesn't look like a regular fire wizard because he was also the captain of the greatswords of Carroburg (and this is the explanation about his dress).


Great looking wizards. That kit works best when you do like you have done and make a representative for each school. Very good tempo you guys got now, closing in on actually being ready for the game?

Well, we have about 80-83% of models already painted (the total number of models is 2.850). We plan to finish on 4 months. And then working on the gameboard, another month.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on November 13, 2017, 01:13:14 PM
Stunning work on these mages. You've really captured their "essence" and the style of individual colleges. :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on November 13, 2017, 01:18:37 PM
Von Tarnus is probably hiding from witch hunters, and doesn't want to be too flashy!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 13, 2017, 01:34:09 PM
That's it!  :icon_wink:

Thank you Xath!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on November 13, 2017, 01:41:18 PM
Von Tarnus is probably hiding from witch hunters, and doesn't want to be too flashy!

There's still some time, before he'll become the first Patriarch of the Bright Order, after all. ;)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 24, 2017, 12:24:22 PM
Some new pictures of finished models/units/armies.

Finished Ostermark army:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v57EFHmjiWQ/Wg6_23f1AeI/AAAAAAAAIt4/It9ISAp1dqgPxw3MiH78ImWNI8w07NlhwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171117_111438.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vLSWVIVjC5c/Wg7AhgofObI/AAAAAAAAIug/KGt-tz5yuq8vT72ltwvAX2wT4t07jj8iQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171117_111653.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yUwcIFpD1p0/Wg7AhJprB2I/AAAAAAAAIus/04g_DJdR6i0TeAbEfFtsSOIvwhm9ldaYgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_20171117_111549.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yE4uH6aNJys/Wg7Ah2ElCqI/AAAAAAAAIuo/ntgAVGYz3bc0KCKNV8_W4oIpHN4ursALgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171117_111722.jpg)


Increasing the size of chaos knights unit (1320 points!)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IphG9dO0UeU/Whfs8Lkzv3I/AAAAAAAAI1A/no4jOAA9ZS8qGkSrLn3w8LoZVzCCpruKgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171124_102527.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YfyJ81JnAXc/Whf4cM5gJmI/AAAAAAAAI1s/ym5s7WhYaYYgKNoFFaPeHKxoMLIuFFvQQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171124_102426.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NLtKdmGgqqE/Whf4cn0h1EI/AAAAAAAAI1w/jIsCBKK-tHYpVTjxTgPX3_J4QvZ8U_GdACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171124_102502.jpg)


Work in progress:

Some captains and elector counts

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nvKRaa6sgGQ/WhIV10BKt5I/AAAAAAAAIwI/MiR7R3d4pG8HQPTZThB9ati7bqk0c60iwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-20171117-WA0013.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-30y4w5lmuaQ/WhIV1uN5G_I/AAAAAAAAIwE/6l5mpSCADgUSYgNE5F6HDA0oVGbD2q43wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-20171117-WA0012.jpg)

Teutogen guard

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oWdki6FjOT0/WhIWIoJ-hhI/AAAAAAAAIwM/Doe0voj1uqQbtiagcFUUQdUqQaLHtD_DgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-20171119-WA0009.jpg)

Second war mammoth

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DxCPqgPt0rk/WhIWbX0vbcI/AAAAAAAAIwc/-Bj7kjBNR58MARh3-CaCWWdZzl6wzjofgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-20171117-WA0011.jpg)

Dwarf zeppelin

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TbMtnus3tvg/WhIWsyxgTrI/AAAAAAAAIwo/PJDvWKogsKEaPCgx2mssME4JbBGrNSsDACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-20171115-WA0010.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-D9cmMpxOXOk/WhIWs24oXYI/AAAAAAAAIwk/Kyoo_PQDsUoVibvnsFyxVr_1Ck_-d-8dQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG-20171115-WA0007.jpg)

Chaos chosen

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-T1DJFDR0YWM/WhLhCmRTfCI/AAAAAAAAIyE/iwnTzh11oNwUbTOXVEGHFG_Rg5-b9AdDQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171120_150019.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on November 24, 2017, 01:53:11 PM
DAmn !!

Those cnuts at GW should be looking at this awesome thread and considering quitting that shit company, for ever having swapped warhammer for Age of Wankmar ,

It's beyond reasoning why they didn't keep WHFB on , at least in parallel ..

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on November 24, 2017, 02:04:35 PM
That Ostermark army is one of the most beautiful that I ever saw. :blush:

As for these Chaos Knights... I would not want to be on the receiving end of their lances. :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on November 24, 2017, 02:54:58 PM
Wonderful looking army! :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::

And the 30, yep it really is 30, Chaos Knights look good, too! :icon_cool: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on November 24, 2017, 05:49:13 PM
WARHAMMER!!!! amazing dude
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on November 24, 2017, 07:29:24 PM
Those Chaos Knights  :Ohmy:

This entire project  :Ohmy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 24, 2017, 09:57:12 PM
DAmn !!

Those cnuts at GW should be looking at this awesome thread and considering quitting that shit company, for ever having swapped warhammer for Age of Wankmar ,

It's beyond reasoning why they didn't keep WHFB on , at least in parallel ..

Thank you all, colleagues. We'll show them they were wrong...  :evil:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: patsy02 on November 24, 2017, 10:58:45 PM
Quote
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IphG9dO0UeU/Whfs8Lkzv3I/AAAAAAAAI1A/no4jOAA9ZS8qGkSrLn3w8LoZVzCCpruKgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171124_102527.jpg)

Stunning!

The old metal chaos knights look intimidating in a way that the newer cartoonish plastic ones aren't.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on November 24, 2017, 11:25:01 PM
Who makes the War Jumbo ? Those Knights are stunning and will take some stopping on the battlefield.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on November 25, 2017, 10:04:31 AM
War jumbo is OOP forgeworld.

Fantastic looking Ostermark army, really like the general.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: greenknight on November 25, 2017, 01:56:17 PM
Your Progress is amazing sir! The Teutogen guard looks incredible! By far the best empire unit ever released! And those old knights are very sweet as well, their horses are just wonderful!

I have a small request though! I have been working lately on a big project (well, not as big as yours, but still very big for the usual warhammer standards) and one part of the project will be the Human Kingdom! And that is going to be a mix of Bretonnia & Empire with many cross armies and cross models (for example some feather hats/facial haired heads on men at arms or some bretonnia shoulder shields on empire greatswords or bretonnia knight helmets on demigryph knights etc) conversions so that most things look like they are really part of the same and not like different things just put together.

What is bothering me, is that the scale of many models (at least regarding Bretonnia) is not really correct! Recently I got my hands on some Bretonnian Men at arms and archers and I have to say that they look very tiny in comparison with the bretonnian knights (the will be my main Knight force). In a way that is not justified from the Knight's armor (in fact they are lower in height than a High elf sea guard and about half of the size of a chaos warrior - maybe not half but the chaos warrior looks like a giant in comparison. And it is not just the height difference! Everything is smaller (legs, arms etc). So I just assume I will not include them in my project.

And what I would like to kindly request from you is a photo of a man at arms, an empire greatsword, an empire archer, a state trooper - from most recent edition (aa possible standing straight models), a teutogen guard and a chaos warrior in same line just to notice any size/scale differences!
Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on November 25, 2017, 03:34:29 PM
not meaning to be mean or hateful, but here we have another case of my fantasy is not realistic enough, it is nice if all the figures are in scale but that is a relative term, you need to keep in mind that the figure is just a representation, the base size should be of more importance than the actual size of the figure, e.g. all men and equals are on 20mm square bases, nasty men etc. are on 25mm square bases, Ogres etc. on 40mm and so on.  But even of more importance is how well you paint the figure, a well done figure outweighs minor size differences and if the whole unit/army is coordinated then size is irrelevant,  unless of course you want reality in your fantasy in which case get rid of orcs, elves, dwarves, skellies, vampires and so on because they did not exist so cannot be realistically reproduced in scale or in paint,    my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint,     :icon_lol:  steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: greenknight on November 25, 2017, 07:14:17 PM
Well, I partly agree & I partly disagree!

For sure painting, posing, converting etc are what really make the difference! But aside from that, I am looking for realistic (in my own opinion) sizes, becauses models being on the table as I want them to be, represent better what I have in my mind! I want  my orcs to be as big and savage as possible compared to humans (with the help of awesome painting, conversions PLUS their size), that's why I will only choose from all the availabe wh editions or other wargames  the ones that fit what I have in my mind. That's why I will probably not include centigors in my beastmen army and try to make some conversions! Because they are outdated and look smaller than regular Bretonnian or Empire horses (not 100% sure on that, but from a quick look I took today at a local store they seemed quite ''small for the beastmen I would love to have'').So that when I see everything on table I feel good becauses I transformed the scenery from my thoughts to scenery on my table! It is just a matter of personal taste!

That's why I want my human units to be same scale!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on November 25, 2017, 07:21:44 PM
... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint,  :icon_lol:  steveb
:icon_lol: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::

That's going into my signature spot!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on November 25, 2017, 11:02:58 PM
Well, in fact I have not bretonian models (yet) for this picture. But I'm sure you can find it on the net.
Anyway, next time I see my bretonian friend I will take a photo, no problem. I understand your states.

Edit: well, no, I didn't find it on the net...  :icon_neutral:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rowsdower on November 27, 2017, 05:38:15 AM
Great job all around
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Bartolo Miachevelia on December 18, 2017, 11:24:50 AM
Love the 6th ed Chaos Knights, they had capes, not over the top weapons and the champion has a lot of character!
 :biggriin:
I appreciate how you gathered all the fluff material from various sources, do you have the free pdf from black industries site that tells about the  Great War Against Chaos from the perspective of Count Bernhardt of the Drakwald? It appeared on Inferno! 6 too. I cand send you the link if  you need it.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on December 20, 2017, 12:10:55 AM
I already got it! thank you Bartolo. This is a very rare and unusual source, but clearly very interesting one.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on December 20, 2017, 09:43:50 AM
Haven't checked this thread for a month, and OMG the stuff I find here. Real eye candy.

I was in the process of selling my six 6th ed Chaos Knights, but looking at those painted knights, I think I want to keep mine... Although I haven't got the time to paint them...

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on December 28, 2017, 11:49:58 PM
Here again. Kislev soldiers are finally coming.

First of them, two units of streltsi (basically, handgunners)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-u2zaw741XSk/WkV557quPUI/AAAAAAAAJFA/5MC8FAGzxPcX4kEBhnff0Mrjlo-SAlp2gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171228_124612.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HeG0KqEgtFM/WkV-16ltHCI/AAAAAAAAJFg/76Puc0c7UsUEdvBNdyF8Od1Kk5QCEviTwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171228_124238.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mfXNMSNx9Rw/WkV-mfhGFEI/AAAAAAAAJFQ/PODTk48p7zYR7xaOOJwnlhVhqOXRWMn-wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171228_124434.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DyQlFtu9j3E/WkV-mivpx_I/AAAAAAAAJFY/E6Gltn32MWwTn-xguCtWR-A0JyGIyqvowCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20171228_124524.jpg)

Sorry for these fu**** awful stupid pictures...  :icon_mad:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on December 29, 2017, 02:40:26 AM
I like the blue color! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on December 29, 2017, 07:39:34 AM
These are very well painted figures. The faces especially are eye-catching.  :eusa_clap:

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on December 29, 2017, 08:36:58 AM
Ooooh, looking forward to more Kislev, great start
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on December 29, 2017, 08:50:05 AM
Love the classic colour-scheme and the general feel of the conversions! The shavens heads look great - the hit of a shade is a very nice touch.  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rowsdower on December 29, 2017, 10:35:58 AM
Great job. Good use of parts
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Konrad von Richtmark on December 29, 2017, 10:49:15 AM
What Rowsdower said.

Many people don't particularly like that militia torso with the overcoat, and I can see why. In combination with these 7th edition handgunner guns and arms, they look entirely fitting. The left arms though, are some of those the lasgun-holding arms from the 40k Cadian box?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on December 29, 2017, 11:02:38 AM
Excellent looking Streltsi! I love the colors and conversions. :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on December 29, 2017, 12:24:01 PM
Thank you all guys. This is very much appreciated.

What Rowsdower said.

Many people don't particularly like that militia torso with the overcoat, and I can see why. In combination with these 7th edition handgunner guns and arms, they look entirely fitting. The left arms though, are some of those the lasgun-holding arms from the 40k Cadian box?

No, it comes from the handgunners sprue itself, some of them, a little bit converted to fit it correctly. The true is that wasn't easy to fins to proper arms because, as you know, the handgunners gun has the left hand fixed, only the hand!

I will try to make more decent pictures, and then you will see it better.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on December 29, 2017, 05:02:30 PM
wow...very nice sir  :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on January 02, 2018, 02:19:02 PM
sheet dudes, ive been burried with looking after me baby boy over xmas,

this is awesome,

will the whole project be displayed in a museum?

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: hamster on January 02, 2018, 09:34:24 PM
will the whole project be displayed in a museum?



a true question indeed
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 03, 2018, 10:52:43 AM
hahaha... thank you for appreciation, that's a good point!

Who knows, maybe in time I can open a tavern-club and make a room full of gameboards and showcases...
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 09, 2018, 10:41:58 AM
...but meanwhile, more kislevites are coming.

Next week I'll take better pictures of heros. And also some ones of Zar Alexis.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ntxRgYuLDOc/WlPsG97IMXI/AAAAAAAAJTY/HQ84V4P7iY4iVytJn31jfHT_7pQE4wlSgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180105_161539.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-edKrxIWxmq0/WlPpe7kEoAI/AAAAAAAAJSk/kyUlUPgSdf8pbLGV9z6r9UBtl13EU0ViwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180105_161636.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Nf3R9mCCVO0/WlPq-JZqDsI/AAAAAAAAJS8/ze1S9RdrfEwyqupm1uS6czVqLoSTNU6mACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180105_161608.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_TlGqoC3Wx0/WlPpecad5VI/AAAAAAAAJSg/_ZcrlSjI8W4dmoD-3dZ2WsbBIqFqFbbQQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180105_161654.jpg)

Half of this army is already painted. Now I'm currently painting a unit of 6 Sons of Ursa (demigryph knights on bears) and then only Kreml' Guard and two militia units will remain.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on January 09, 2018, 12:43:02 PM
The banner on the BSB looks amazing, looking forward to closeup on that. Great work on the kislev contigent.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rowsdower on January 09, 2018, 01:27:48 PM
Always good to see armies based on a unique theme
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on January 09, 2018, 02:37:23 PM
nice work sir  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on January 09, 2018, 04:44:02 PM
The blue and red is in unexpected pleasure. Love the colours.

Edit: just realized I used the word ‘unexpected’ in conjunction with this response. The whole thread is a work of the unexpected.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sharkbelly on January 09, 2018, 09:39:13 PM
Those all look fantastic together!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 09, 2018, 10:19:31 PM
Thank you mates.

Always good to see armies based on a unique theme

Yes. Sincerely, I enjoy far more playing a thematic army list than a competitive one. While I'm painting this amount of human soldiers (and chaotic ones, too), I 'm also collecting new thematic armies for the upcoming project based on the recreation of End Times battles. They will be just standard armies, about 2.500-4.000 points, but funny to collect, convert, paint and play. These includes a forest goblin army, the horde of N'kari only with deamons of Slaanesh, and the Skarsnik's night goblins. Forunately, they will be quick to paint, in comparison of imperial soldiers.
And there is also another army I 'll try to make real, one for the last End Times book. But this will be in 2020, at least!


The blue and red is in unexpected pleasure. Love the colours.

Edit: just realized I used the word ‘unexpected’ in conjunction with this response. The whole thread is a work of the unexpected.

 :icon_lol: :icon_lol:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rowsdower on January 10, 2018, 02:30:56 AM
How did you achieve the cobblestone effect on the bases?
I tried painting my pirate themed armies bases to resemble deck boards but it didn't work out too well
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on January 10, 2018, 04:44:01 AM
Yes. Sincerely, I enjoy far more playing a thematic army list than a competitive one. While I'm painting this amount of human soldiers (and chaotic ones, too), I 'm also collecting new thematic armies for the upcoming project based on the recreation of End Times battles. They will be just standard armies, about 2.500-4.000 points, but funny to collect, convert, paint and play. These includes a forest goblin army, the horde of N'kari only with deamons of Slaanesh, and the Skarsnik's night goblins. Forunately, they will be quick to paint, in comparison of imperial soldiers.
And there is also another army I 'll try to make real, one for the last End Times book. But this will be in 2020, at least!

intriguing! the Old World will never die.  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 10, 2018, 09:32:47 AM
Will not!   :::cheers:::

How did you achieve the cobblestone effect on the bases?
I tried painting my pirate themed armies bases to resemble deck boards but it didn't work out too well

Take a look on the step-by-step post on my blog: https://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/2018/01/kossars-y-mas-kislev-kossars-and-more.html

It's a textured sheet, and they also have one for wooden parquet: https://plastcraftgames.com/es/textured-sheets/119-entarimado-de-madera.html
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: spite on January 10, 2018, 01:01:35 PM
Wow, just went through all the pages. Some incredible work, you paint insanely fast, is it just yourself doing the painting, modelling etc? Seems mad how you bash out all these great minis. Big fan of the Knights, some of my fave models, I would have thought you'd have done Slaanesh, Tzeentch, Khorne and Nurgle Knights to go along with them ;)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 11, 2018, 12:17:14 AM
Hi Spite, thank you for your words. Most of pictures here are models I've been painting for the last 2 years, but there are also some models painted by my colleagues. This includes some Khorne and Nurgle knights you can find on the gallery of our blog, http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/p/aqui-teneis-una-galeria-con-las-fotos.html

Like this unit, for example, painted by Jordi, using old knights and new steeds:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-u5yZOsHJfLE/VpOBCBYWo8I/AAAAAAAADHA/Xu2RTxRLHaAyEnyA-SAQn4wd6LaenAWWgCPcB/s1600/IMG-20160111-WA0035.jpg)

Yes, maybe not the best angle to take a picture, hehehe...
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on January 11, 2018, 12:40:06 AM
Hi Rogers Kul,

Do you know if those old knights fit easily on the new steeds?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on January 11, 2018, 03:12:44 AM
I like those older riders!  And they look good on the newer steeds.  Great painting job as well. :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 11, 2018, 10:27:10 PM
Hi Rogers Kul,

Do you know if those old knights fit easily on the new steeds?

I asked Jordi and he says they just need  little bit of work with a knife on the steeds, because they are too wide. Nothing impossible.

Thank Games!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on January 12, 2018, 02:41:41 PM
These knights look positively disturbing. Very cool! :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 23, 2018, 11:23:11 AM
Here come the Sons of Ursa! I finished this unit a week ago, but I've been busy these days. Bears come from Scibor.
They appear in the Tuomas Pirinen Kislev army list from 1997:

"No othe regiment in the imperial army of Kislev typifies them more than the Sons of Ursa. Heavily armoured knights atop War Bears, they are a symbol of Kislev itself. They venture forth from their fortress monastery in times of great need to take their place at the front of the army as their most feared and respected warriors."


(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ogi6YDSb40Q/WmJoKlyTwxI/AAAAAAAAJaM/l1lMvF2UlZMtCFbeLW_cHMty8Nicp-HmACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180116_114951.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mb0ZMzOEk9Q/WmJohcapvKI/AAAAAAAAJag/WjKQ3zevYEcvtK5eNVjGm16VkIAlotOFQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180116_114849.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yGKofnGvZFI/WmJoaYGdz8I/AAAAAAAAJaY/PkfD9T38vfsVSMWsGTbewLWkJzv_B-OgACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180116_115005.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-F3IsJdnkKh4/WmJoabQ2RjI/AAAAAAAAJaU/6KfErF68PHIIRfhVasTR0ooXvoUD3sxAACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180116_115040.jpg)


On the other hand, we've done another update of our current painting status. And this is it. The goal is finishing all the models in april.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_8ZjHNFUaHw/WlvhIxN3-3I/AAAAAAAAJXc/8VJCDj8MCf4-2JIy1oTv9KnmGpOKnq4GwCLcBGAs/s1600/A8.Pint%25C3%25B3metro%2Bevolucio%2B15%2Bgener%2B2018.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4Ogky8OArm0/WlvjRY05R2I/AAAAAAAAJXs/Mtyz-zpPqMU4JthXYymN9Tuv7MHgiaBwgCLcBGAs/s1600/B7.Pint%25C3%25B3metro%2Bevolucio_15%2Bgener%2B2018.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on January 23, 2018, 11:48:57 AM
Blimey ! Amazballs
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on January 23, 2018, 12:21:57 PM
I like the Kislevites on BIG bears. :icon_biggrin: :eusa_clap:

And the painting update, what a project.  :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on January 23, 2018, 03:22:42 PM
Armored freakin big bears!! Glorious!🐻
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on January 23, 2018, 05:31:33 PM
Those could stand in for a Bastilidon! Magnificent!  ::heretic::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on January 23, 2018, 06:49:05 PM
WOW!!!!!!  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on January 24, 2018, 10:13:46 AM
They're magnificent models, forming an eye-catching unit. I especially like how the pure blue contrasts with the rather rugged hair & plate of the bears.

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on January 25, 2018, 09:25:25 AM
True. I never used this blue before and it's really cool (and cold).
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on January 26, 2018, 04:43:19 PM
Comrades,

We are reaching the goal, there are just a few more months of painting ahead... I have finished this Forgeworld 'miniature': Mr. Theodore Bruckner on Reaper, his loyal Demigryph. This fella did not fight in the Great War against Chaos (he is a contemporary hero of the Warhammer world), so in our battle he will be a generic commander. We still have not decided exactly what rules status he will have, but it is most likely that he will have stats of Grand Master, mounted on a monstrous beast with the same attributes as the Reaper Demigryph (a bit better than its congeners from the Demigryph Knights unit).

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pe8-qTb-PDU/WmshX5AP2fI/AAAAAAAAAt4/5vL8j461Py8QU6XagE58i41vVAJAzPhUwCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG_20180115_193746.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--L9O15i8RAU/WmshiUhMoWI/AAAAAAAAAug/Ywl0F4XrFecCIE8Y7CLYVORAyzWe-7SUQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG_20180115_210142.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D91ni2TBy6k/WmshihrhmGI/AAAAAAAAAuo/omVMveuNcjk05bRZahNL2Q2SjPAY1i2MQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG_20180115_203640.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JttzAENBEyc/Wmsm4tQF-4I/AAAAAAAAAvQ/CbjA30W6fB06HvBImj-2KJd9EVqyAHusACK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG_20180115_203724.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gVKo04aIiGU/Wmshech9IPI/AAAAAAAAAuQ/9nVKIiwBrY8J8_U_08ofhA7MLMQU8qDFwCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG_20180115_193821.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_w6hOuPwDuI/Wmsnf8o1vTI/AAAAAAAAAvo/CnkVyt3kPKA6XO7HrxFjcaRGhlr3Bgc2QCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG_20180115_204327.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on January 26, 2018, 05:11:51 PM
Incredible!
I would hope the reaper is not just a bit better than the regular demigryph 😺
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on January 27, 2018, 02:37:04 AM
Theodore looks huge too...?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: S.O.F on January 27, 2018, 03:59:04 AM
Theodore looks huge too...?

Yes, I mean lovely painting an al,l but I was unaware that forge world mini was so poorly proportioned.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: steveb on January 27, 2018, 04:52:28 PM
he hung out with some ents when he was a child, as a result he grew bigger like some hobbits did   steveb
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on January 28, 2018, 01:31:23 AM
Blimey that is some beastie.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on January 28, 2018, 01:40:01 AM
Looks great! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on January 28, 2018, 04:09:13 PM
Thanks folks!

Theodore looks huge too...?

Yes, I mean lovely painting an al,l but I was unaware that forge world mini was so poorly proportioned.

Yep, neither I didn't realize before buying him. But, unlike other cases (see 40k Death Korps of Krieg compared with regular plastic Cadians...), his astonishing presence has something of lore sense, just take a look at the background:http://warhammerfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Theodore_Bruckner (http://warhammerfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Theodore_Bruckner)

No one mentioned "The Mountain who rides" before? :icon_lol:

Incredible!
I would hope the reaper is not just a bit better than the regular demigryph 😺

Well, regular Demigryphs grant T4 and 3W and an upgrading to Monstrous Cavalry. We are unsure if the beast has to be comprised in this category or in Monster instead, enjoying T5 and 4W (also 1D6 Stomp and more offensive capacity).
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on January 30, 2018, 08:05:54 AM
Personally, I don't fancy the model that much, but this surely is a great piece of painting, and an eye-catcher on any battlefield.  :eusa_clap:

Well, regular Demigryphs grant T4 and 3W and an upgrading to Monstrous Cavalry. We are unsure if the beast has to be comprised in this category or in Monster instead, enjoying T5 and 4W (also 1D6 Stomp and more offensive capacity).

I'd definitely put it into the latter category. With that hulking size and chariot base - no question about it!

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on February 02, 2018, 08:40:04 AM
Wow, Theodore is ogre-sized! Looks great. Must be motivating to see the paintmeters advance at such a high pace!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on February 02, 2018, 02:21:54 PM
Theodore looks huge too...?

He was created by alchemical means, supposedly.

In Nuln, of course. :biggriin: :-P
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on February 05, 2018, 11:08:54 PM
Generals,

We are proud to annouce that we already have the definitive date for the Battle of the Gates of Kislev, our recreation of the high point of The Great War agains Chaos!!!  :biggriin: :ph34r: :happy:

After some delays, we have established the weekend of June 16-17 as the day of the Armaggedon, the Rag'narok, the Rhana Dandra or as you prefer to call it. We have placed a counter on the blog to indicate the remaining days.

There are still many miniatures to paint to reach the 80.000 pts goal (according 8th rules), but we'll keep working hard. Also, there is a battlefield to be done, and so it will be after all the minis had been painted.


Also, there is a new regiment painted to add reinforcements to the Chaos horde: Our comrade Jordi have finished a regiment of 30 Nurgle Chaos Chosen!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JAw_pAD6TP0/WnNL69aayKI/AAAAAAAAAx0/H8lUCTy0ykwhnj7S_quGoz6Ro3CdfBVfgCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG-20180201-WA0003.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eOxlzyxTlYk/WnNE6NFBywI/AAAAAAAAAxE/3PMWLJLLeUgNrUIopPRAANHsND7DdpFCACK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG-20180201-WA0001.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7qejXRUriJ4/WnNE49X0NDI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/C-fIzpVa-2MpjoHemkAmM5cm_Qn7wlEsQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG-20180201-WA0005.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qGzeBMtP-og/WnNE5NocRNI/AAAAAAAAAwk/LuJAQelpTOIbFE6TmaZpG2QhoxZ1yq4uwCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG-20180201-WA0007.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vmPb7Y5BSjg/WnNE5fjhImI/AAAAAAAAAwo/9t9IIculSVQ-mjaaRpK8D98mIygFeP3DACK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG-20180201-WA0008.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BkrFojkvOAE/WnNE5q9mANI/AAAAAAAAAw8/CyPQrQXyhAcVO14Q-pE_VsiB7V9zvJ-lQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG-20180201-WA0000.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on February 06, 2018, 06:33:40 PM
 :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on February 07, 2018, 05:21:17 AM
That's an exciting development. The clock is ticking  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

So, will there be live coverage? internet tv? Interviews with the players? Grid girls between rounds?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on February 08, 2018, 08:59:56 AM
I spoke with my wife to do so, taking a walk around the table looking at the camera with a spice smile, wearing just a few pieces of neolithic fur clothes and showing the number of the next turn. She seemed not convinced at all...

Unfortunately, our sources probably don't allow us to make a live coverage. Anyway, we'll study that option. The truth is that could be an amazing experience.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: adso113 on February 08, 2018, 04:17:04 PM
Please, for the love of all that is right and good with the world, find a way to do that. At the very least a highlight video. I've been excited for this project for a long time and I'd love to see the culmination of all this work.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on February 08, 2018, 05:17:03 PM
Please, for the love of all that is right and good with the world, find a way to do that. At the very least a highlight video. I've been excited for this project for a long time and I'd love to see the culmination of all this work.


YEAH  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on February 10, 2018, 03:02:16 PM
Hi, I would like to do it, both things.
I'm currently studing how to do that. But I have no experience on recording, so I'm a little lost on that matter. Can anybody advice my about this? What kind of camera is the best choice, for example?
And about live coverage, first of all I have a regular internet connexion, I don't know if it could works correctly.
If you know anything about all this, please write it!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (help on recording is needed!)
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on February 12, 2018, 09:43:15 AM
You want to stream it using a streaming service like Twitch.


I know someone who regularly does this.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (help on recording is needed!)
Post by: Rogers Kul on February 13, 2018, 08:39:42 AM
Thank you Lord Soth, I 'll consider that. I have a meetig on friday with a professonal audiovisual designer and I'll will tell him.
Finally I decided to turn a professional in order to assure a good repporting. The ideal goal is to develop three kind of videos: the battle repport itself, a short documentary about the making of, and a third one with a fixed camera with live coverage. We'll see how many of them we can do.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (help on recording is needed!)
Post by: Naitsabes on February 13, 2018, 06:43:05 PM
one day in the far future, when you sit on that rocking chair on the porch, resting your old bones, you might be able to get your grandchildren to take off their VR helmet for a few minutes. Then you tell a grandpa story about the good old days when people played with physical toys and you will show them these videos on some old-fashioned device you pull from your pocket. so...pretty important to get this right.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (help on recording is needed!)
Post by: spite on February 14, 2018, 09:19:47 AM
Loving the Nurgle Knights and Warriors, the green is usually not my cup of tea but I think it's done fantastically well, same goes with the blood I usually feel it's overdone but it contrasts well and seems to fit the horrid nature of the units. Great work, looking forward to seeing more.

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (help on recording is needed!)
Post by: Xathrodox86 on February 14, 2018, 01:28:31 PM
Scary looking mofos. :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (help on recording is needed!)
Post by: Illumini on February 16, 2018, 07:43:13 PM
You should definitively use a 360 degree camera as the fixed camera. (samsung gear 360 for example), gives an amazing feeling when people can pan the camera view around themselves.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (help on recording is needed!)
Post by: Rogers Kul on February 17, 2018, 03:31:07 PM
one day in the far future, when you sit on that rocking chair on the porch, resting your old bones, you might be able to get your grandchildren to take off their VR helmet for a few minutes. Then you tell a grandpa story about the good old days when people played with physical toys and you will show them these videos on some old-fashioned device you pull from your pocket. so...pretty important to get this right.

Nice picture... but we don't plan to have childs so, no neither grandchild. Just a nephew to talk about!


Returning to recording theme. Yesterday I had a meeting with a professional to make this kind of thing correctly. I have no formal education on audiovisuals and it's also very expensive to buy all the material I would need. So, better use a professional. It will be also expensive but, at least, it will assure the final product will be perfect. I'm thinking on open a Verkami to be able to sponsor all this efforts (Verkami is a platform for sponsoring different kind of projects, specially in arts, entertainment, ect.). So, I will keep informing you about this.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (help on recording is needed!)
Post by: Konrad von Richtmark on February 17, 2018, 11:30:54 PM
one day in the far future, when you sit on that rocking chair on the porch, resting your old bones, you might be able to get your grandchildren to take off their VR helmet for a few minutes. Then you tell a grandpa story about the good old days when people played with physical toys and you will show them these videos on some old-fashioned device you pull from your pocket. so...pretty important to get this right.

Pfft, by the time we have grandchildren, VR helmets will be old shit. Our grandchildren will be using direct computer-to-brain interfaces for entertainment.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Konrad von Richtmark on February 23, 2018, 09:17:36 PM
Those green Chaos knights, are they the newest GW plastic Chaos knights, or the older fare?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on February 23, 2018, 09:47:52 PM
Both, actually. Old knights with  new steed and lance.
We keep working, but I have not enought time to write and piblish new finished units. Soon you'll see kislevite Kreml guard and a unit of 39 empire knights from the order of the gryffon. Then I'll focus my entire attention on scenery.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Konrad von Richtmark on February 23, 2018, 11:34:18 PM
I was just wondering because I just recently got an idea for a Chaos army. Not that anything will probably come of it, I get such flights of fancy all the time, and will probably have something else on my mind when I get my Empire army to the point where I can divert attention to other initiatives.

The new Chaos Knights (along with the corresponding Warriors) aren't bad, but to me, they seem a little bit overdone. Like over-decorated Christmas trees. There is something to be said for the simpler, cleaner 6th edition designs. They had a certain calm but eerily menacing presence about them. Tireless, ever advancing, all the humanity slowly faded away except for their dedication to the path of the warrior.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (help on recording is needed!)
Post by: Gankom on February 24, 2018, 12:21:50 AM
one day in the far future, when you sit on that rocking chair on the porch, resting your old bones, you might be able to get your grandchildren to take off their VR helmet for a few minutes. Then you tell a grandpa story about the good old days when people played with physical toys and you will show them these videos on some old-fashioned device you pull from your pocket. so...pretty important to get this right.

Pfft, by the time we have grandchildren, VR helmets will be old shit. Our grandchildren will be using direct computer-to-brain interfaces for entertainment.

I'll be very disappointed in society if by the time I have grandkids their not just brains in jars attached to giant ass kill bots.

Living the Ad Mech dream!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Drakenhof on February 26, 2018, 06:13:36 PM
I think I didn't show you these carachters I finished between December-January. They are 12 characters from four provinces, three of each kind: Elector Counts, BSBs, Engineers and Captains. The reason for this is the huge army will be divided in some kind of corps d'armée (mainly, by provinces); then, there will be more than one General and one BSB per army.

Reikland and Stirland got 4 of them; Averland and Wissenland 2. Unlike large contingents we include (Ostermark, Reikland+Altdorf and Middenland), the last Magnus’ contingent will include at equal parts troops from Averland and Wissenland (also from the City State of Nuln), so in this case the ‘state’ characters present a duality of schemes. More comments about the models below:

Reikland:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zV9rAky_8is/WpQEX6RSzrI/AAAAAAAAA9U/BAc8I1fO3O8Ha9XsIcr5q-uSHO4wfWHzgCK4BGAYYCw/s640/IMG_20171218_183829.jpg)

Stirland:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-THr3iNf-UXY/WpQEXqUrn-I/AAAAAAAAA9M/H1AHDWgU94otDiNoJTJ7k3Fz8Pk2hCq7QCK4BGAYYCw/s640/IMG_20171218_185320.jpg)

Averland & Wissenland:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DZ098mjNc7s/WpQEVrtfhCI/AAAAAAAAA9E/VbEbEwW8Eb8V6JXkJWOSEX9SjZNpY5iTgCK4BGAYYCw/s640/IMG_20171218_184604.jpg)

WIPs and closer pics of the Elector Counts. The Generals are assembled with pieces which come from plastic sprues, mainly General of The Empire plastic sprue and General on Griffon. Also the Averland EC got the cloak from the a resin Kurt Helborg. I had some troubles trying to find a suitable horse for 2 of the Elector Counts, because I didn’t want to use the typical Empire barded warhorse. My first idea was to use the horses of Kurt Helborg and Ludwig Schwartzhelm, but as soon as I tried to fit the pieces I wasn’t convinced.

I ended up "confiscating" the horses that pull the Celestial Hurricanum. I simply filed the chains and straps and added some reins, which come from the sprue of Demigryph’s, cutting it a little bit and giving them shape so that they fit around the neck of the horse. I replaced the small “flaming” skulls in the head of these horses; the Stirland one got the skull with a laurel wreath (Kurt Helborg's horse) and the Griffon from the Grand Theogonist's staff in the case of the Reiklander.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uaEvLgicddU/WpQEznvv0XI/AAAAAAAAA9k/2sxmuAhxSOcTxX3OBnREthGXDDW7elg1gCK4BGAYYCw/s640/IMG_20171012_165443.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uzfNfhjP3ew/WpQE7sgHwiI/AAAAAAAAA94/EhYqL4ArIooi6MGqo0A2qIi8lotBTV-hACK4BGAYYCw/s640/IMG_20171218_133509.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PRKG8i00tjU/WjhbPivvxgI/AAAAAAAAApo/MOw6VGkiHBcVhnZlN89JXHZO2gguSf22gCHMYCw/s1600/IMG_20171218_141152.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-12P1cqWyWnc/WjhbMLNYmbI/AAAAAAAAApk/q3t1x9nKfR4MYts5yczrMfQyNzlfVXlsgCHMYCw/s1600/IMG_20171218_141137.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RAChKvqvmqo/Wk6wtBi43JI/AAAAAAAAAsU/IB2njTYJIIMTl9XPZYBVhIN04ljBgHTXQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG_20180104_230207.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qBe3kcEYR0Q/Wk6wtsZDtvI/AAAAAAAAAsg/CkAj8mivV3wqymFeoYcksIRsXwmmLBPkQCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG_20180104_230228.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lj8jwfWi6Sw/WnzlHoPDE6I/AAAAAAAAA1o/eCI4qMY12_0OHDQ0xPoqo8wizBnrgPHxgCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/1.png)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i60lWqxxT6o/WnzneFAYgbI/AAAAAAAAA2c/u91L_A7e9l8y-Eh6myTm4O_5--WwBPAiwCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/2.png)

BSBs. The Reiklander and the Wissenlander are metal versions; the Stirlander is made from the multi-component plastic sprue of Empire General, using the head of Volkmar the Grim to give it more character. I just added some green putty to fit his neck.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JKYk_Nqy7mY/WjhbGhwypEI/AAAAAAAAApc/OSmqWcuJ27IJohzc8F1QhA6VqvnRUd__wCHMYCw/s1600/IMG_20171218_141439.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XLNyCpJJIOo/Wk6wtVLI0MI/AAAAAAAAAsY/7uA8ICJmkS0uEOEecYEmY_r3RqKU2V5FACK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG_20180104_225954.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dEuoRlbaWXs/Wnznob_2kpI/AAAAAAAAA3E/n3khKBulYZIVFFwJfTW02Et2y-woNtxkACK4BGAYYCw/s1600/8.png)

Captains. All sacred metal models.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FM-cIwssao0/Wjha49KKR0I/AAAAAAAAApM/-m4eJp3aQagE7h2GKVNgXGUdBy62heJxwCHMYCw/s1600/IMG_20171218_184720.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BM4BAUE8tCg/Wk6wqrTovNI/AAAAAAAAAr4/JKkhwoYd_JYWUj9O1Cz6jhD1YXhPH0A-gCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG_20180104_224948.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GKLkqm0OHJM/WnznmhkDmTI/AAAAAAAAA20/Lfnwp4mwy70funwg8a9-V-UCa2Ou2LPmgCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/6.png)

Engineers. Note that I have painted the edge of the base in Steel Legion Drab instead of black. The reason is that, like in the Steam Tank or the War Machines cases, it will not be included in any regiment and, since the imperial miniatures painted by Rogers and Diosko have the edge of the base of this color, we will achieve uniformity of the bases (in the rest of the miniatures it won’t be necessary, since I will make the corresponding movement trays). Once the battle is over I will repaint it in black to match the rest of my minis:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7qxyJDAliWU/Wjha7ybA0aI/AAAAAAAAApQ/_QqZoaXgX-8viwEbqw4sxdnjBbO0yIgwgCHMYCw/s1600/IMG_20171218_184649.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CuvLesl0dTs/Wk6wnkA1_BI/AAAAAAAAArY/vCQY2hFfnzEaovBkybodBzBgHqopH_0vgCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/IMG_20180104_224800.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--LJOYGbpKEQ/WnzndoYIjkI/AAAAAAAAA2Q/Sha8MxIO9dMCI-Ea9kHI-mEMyw0I_PklwCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/4.png)

Also, you have plenty more pics on our blog (http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com). Hope you enjoyed it!

Bonus pic, don't run Stirland BSB is watching! (dedicated to the procastinator ability I unhappily own :-D):

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9hcg2cqZI4w/WpQEa9XQnlI/AAAAAAAAA9c/kLfgucCvjqgFhGzY-eFlsYiu-T5bb71ggCK4BGAYYCw/s400/1513676964-picsay.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on February 26, 2018, 08:01:04 PM
NICE WORK!!!!  :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: S.O.F on February 27, 2018, 12:38:02 AM
Lovely stuff, sadly the Stirland Elector suffers from GW's issue from the 7th but especially the 8th of jamming Karl Franz's name on everything.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on February 27, 2018, 10:38:26 PM
I like the characters! :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 09, 2018, 08:55:30 AM
This is the last unit before I focus my attention into scenery. 39 Knights Griffon commanded by Magnus the Pious, following the colour scheme from the book "Uniforms & Heraldry of the Empire". This is a 1.000 points unit!

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SfMxmZtZ1Vo/WqGwlFrYfNI/AAAAAAAAKLI/I4FjLf0mYqw8ja-IuZMH_RsfkZbTbBSnwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180308_105114.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rlY4-yd1WQc/WqG-XGgnkRI/AAAAAAAAKLw/gsZCL8Wllmk0jcf1d1gDyEcuBg8TL6iKgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180308_104855.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r9YjsMEHR-o/WqG-WyVpjBI/AAAAAAAAKLs/YXn__sYK0WsR1VgnT60TvMKxCdfLjnbpgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180308_105007.jpg)

Now, back to the city of Kislev!

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sUmxwhNhRXA/Wp3kVlHCXgI/AAAAAAAAKFk/GKWyhvgWqJchtoiJonXqLfcBiwKT4h-3gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180305_235743.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Army of Hochland on March 09, 2018, 10:26:24 AM
So much amazeballs...
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: RE.Lee on March 09, 2018, 11:15:41 AM
Cool characters - they eye-patch dude in particular, love that bit!

So much looking forward to the scenery, thats a fair amount of $ on the table  :happy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on March 09, 2018, 11:29:46 AM
Woooaaah :ph34r: What a cool looking army. Everything looks great here, from the colors to the models themselves. Truly, this is a breathtaking project! :Ohmy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on March 09, 2018, 05:39:32 PM
WHOA  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on March 10, 2018, 10:22:03 AM
The city is coming! This is just getting more epic each day
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 10, 2018, 09:26:40 PM
We're on the final sprint!  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: carturello on March 10, 2018, 09:56:53 PM
I have no words. Amazing is too poor.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: scrubber on March 11, 2018, 11:15:39 PM
Klang. That's my jaw hitting the floor. Kislev is going to be fantastic.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 15, 2018, 11:47:02 AM
Let's go with Kislev!

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tNAjnLIjFFw/WqpbPiMjX3I/AAAAAAAAKUQ/rpzz-jJRhAMGpX-Qf7hSAx3AXwd-GHsSQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180315_115601.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wc_2Vmj2_PI/WqpbjaMee3I/AAAAAAAAKUY/n7-58LNWLpsx41E4OkW8x-3DQxk26lRsQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180315_115537.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dnbMDX0vYbA/WqpbjpsNizI/AAAAAAAAKUc/Gcoj-o2MEsAcUs3XZmu6fMmNLn616wYGQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180315_115452.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on March 15, 2018, 01:09:18 PM
The city's looking great! Where are the buildings from? Did you made them yourselves?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on March 15, 2018, 01:43:01 PM
 :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on March 15, 2018, 05:59:59 PM
Rogers, you are a painting machine!

The light stone work looks great. Maybe include a hint of a greenish wash at the bottom to connect it better with the board?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on March 15, 2018, 06:00:10 PM
 :Ohmy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: The Penguin on March 15, 2018, 06:13:49 PM
Absolutely amazing! Looking forward to russianesque domes and snow!  :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 15, 2018, 09:58:47 PM
The city's looking great! Where are the buildings from? Did you made them yourselves?

No I didn't! I don't have such skills  :icon_lol: There are from Tabletop World (a little bit converted)


The light stone work looks great. Maybe include a hint of a greenish wash at the bottom to connect it better with the board?

It will be. These are only firsts layers. Too much to do. Unfortunatey, I'll be out for two days, so I plan finish the walls next week.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on March 16, 2018, 01:55:55 AM
An amazing knight unit with Magnus, and the city seems to be coming along very well. :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on March 16, 2018, 02:10:35 AM
Awesome castle! Is that apartment (2nd Floor) for rent? I would like it 😸
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zygmund on March 22, 2018, 10:58:34 AM
That castle/city wall is breathtaking. What you can do with good & fittingly sculpted terrain pieces!

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on March 22, 2018, 05:07:22 PM
Dang,

I'm gonna play the Lottery this week, and if i win, i will dedicate my life to a project like this, but even bigger , haha
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 22, 2018, 11:01:36 PM
That castle/city wall is breathtaking. What you can do with good & fittingly sculpted terrain pieces!

-Z

That's it! the better raw material, the better results!


Dang,

I'm gonna play the Lottery this week, and if i win, i will dedicate my life to a project like this, but even bigger , haha

Do it. But then record it and show it to us!


Well, mates, more advances on scenery:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mBYYwOs0eRM/WrQvgFm_RCI/AAAAAAAAKZ8/lJgtrC8X6v4jl9gMm_PNkUfeP5d4mlhWwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180320_132500.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--jITww0S-sg/WrQvpn03LdI/AAAAAAAAKaA/MgpLL-lQGqwZepRoU1dRtHNtRQcUFokxACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180320_132717.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Wx25JNZNPpI/WrQvxbw1x3I/AAAAAAAAKaM/kB8wZxFfGd0zR7wd1TGGwueCGUhGkf41gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180320_132640.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zX9bbCnvZpg/WrQvxOJz3yI/AAAAAAAAKaI/iJc5kqlaP10dtwv93wRTB5Ro5A7Imj5ywCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180320_132647.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eyxHvbbmVz0/WrQvx3DjVdI/AAAAAAAAKaU/rYxeUlFIDAcQm8ghEuXIX-mPRE6BrEllACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180322_231204.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tzMs-RlNcJk/WrQv9I3Zi5I/AAAAAAAAKac/BVTTWJM8pZ82c0Kebio682EpTGiPKr7rACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180318_155610.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yhaVZFrU7zc/WrQv96SeDlI/AAAAAAAAKak/oOxQIdptrLskX9XUCjOVIMTW53h1aI-NgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180320_132748.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on March 22, 2018, 11:06:42 PM
Holy cow! Love it all. Especially that bridge
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on March 23, 2018, 01:54:37 PM
 :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on March 23, 2018, 02:38:40 PM
This is beyond impressive. This is godly. :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 23, 2018, 10:28:45 PM
This is beyond impressive. This is godly. :ph34r:

Who knows... but I can assure you painting dry brush on cobblestone is living hell   :icon_lol:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: The Penguin on March 24, 2018, 07:32:22 AM
I am not asking, how you made that dome. Looks great!  :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on March 24, 2018, 10:30:23 AM
I am not asking, how you made that dome. Looks great!  :ph34r:

I was thinking the same thing 😸 incredibly unique and I get an organic feel for that.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on March 24, 2018, 11:05:10 AM
More fantastic progress. Was there a date set for the game? I need to add it to my calendar if there is live streaming  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: The Penguin on March 24, 2018, 05:36:13 PM
I was thinking the same thing 😸 incredibly unique and I get an organic feel for that.

Organic? Here, in Russia Kislev, we call this shape of dome an "onion dome". I am sure that's what you mean!  :-P
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on March 24, 2018, 07:20:54 PM
Precisely what I meant 😸
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 24, 2018, 10:13:39 PM
It was a headache finding this particular onion shape. I searched it on toys, on trim curtains, on door handle... nothing. Finally I decided to model it with a epoxy putty over a polistyrene ball.

The original roof

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HJxzggTD6SA/Wp3is1wsizI/AAAAAAAAKEs/gcVLPdgrehYL0yESK0HvbBvsk9KaC5ckgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180305_235113.jpg)


The onion dome:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QNJWu14mSTU/Wp3isra8E_I/AAAAAAAAKEo/LwYRLVl3fL4RcNBiRkxLibqh7SxO5B35QCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180305_235048.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: The Penguin on March 25, 2018, 06:04:36 AM
It was a headache finding this particular onion shape. I searched it on toys, on trim curtains, on door handle... nothing. Finally I decided to model it with a epoxy putty over a polistyrene ball.

Next time you need one, do ask me. We have tons of stuff like that for tourists here!  :smile2:

My WIP on Kislevite dwelling:

(https://i.imgur.com/Jgb72Yd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jFpvVDX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zoIMAQn.jpg)

Looking forward to seeing your progress!  :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 25, 2018, 09:41:00 PM
Ah, you're from Russia, Penguin? I'm sure you could find something suitable better than here, in Catalonia.
In fact, uor blog receives many visits from Russia!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: The Penguin on March 26, 2018, 10:36:36 AM
Ah, you're from Russia, Penguin? I'm sure you could find something suitable better than here, in Catalonia.
In fact, uor blog receives many visits from Russia!

Yes, I am. And in our local souvenir shops you can find tons of stuff  like that. So should you ever need anything specific, do let me know. )  :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Midaski on March 26, 2018, 11:03:30 AM
That house looks good - where is that from?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: The Penguin on March 26, 2018, 01:48:04 PM
That house looks good - where is that from?

That is GW Hobbit Lake-town house. Since the film version was heavilly inspired by slavic architecture, it works well for Kislev.
The scale is 25 mm though, but since my Kislev army is mostly based on Fireforge Russians, it works well.  :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on March 26, 2018, 08:19:56 PM
For sure, this LotR house works perfectly with slavic style.  :eusa_clap:
Thank you Penguin.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: S.O.F on March 27, 2018, 12:21:29 AM
The scale is 25 mm though, but since my Kislev army is mostly based on Fireforge Russians, it works well.  :smile2:

Have you only picked up the hard plastics? I find the resin stuff from Fireforge is pretty on scale with GW metals. I've been trying to find time (and in this post photobucket era a place to host) some pics my Streletsi conversions from Fireforge Russian City Militia.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: The Penguin on March 27, 2018, 06:37:05 PM
For sure, this LotR house works perfectly with slavic style.  :eusa_clap:
Thank you Penguin.

You are most welcome!  :smile2:

Have you only picked up the hard plastics? I find the resin stuff from Fireforge is pretty on scale with GW metals. I've been trying to find time (and in this post photobucket era a place to host) some pics my Streletsi conversions from Fireforge Russian City Militia.

Well, it is in scale, sort of. I try to make my armies in one scale and don't even keep armies of various manufacturers close on the shelf. The only exception is the battlefield, of course.  :smile2:

Imgur is a good place to host pics, no?

Streltsi coversions? I would love to see that!  :smile2:
Have you tried  these guys? http://theassaultgroup.co.uk/product/moscow-streltzi-advancing-in-fur-hats/ I've been looking at them for some time now. But first I need to finish my Empire Secessionist army, Chaos Dwarf army and Dark elves army!  :-P
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 03, 2018, 08:17:42 PM
Streltsi coversions? I would love to see that!  :smile2:
Have you tried  these guys? http://theassaultgroup.co.uk/product/moscow-streltzi-advancing-in-fur-hats/ I've been looking at them for some time now. But first I need to finish my Empire Secessionist army, Chaos Dwarf army and Dark elves army!  :-P

Iep, I didn't know them. Clearly, not bad for warhammer kislevite troops!


Some pics just to let you know I'm ot dead (yet)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vunpWrUK9e0/WsIs2bXzQII/AAAAAAAAKg8/FVImLI0Lh2IT37pFnhDkD8T85If5uubLgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180402_143757.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nCLe5aZsnVg/WsIs2defJzI/AAAAAAAAKhA/5Lw8m5FFp14c4WNutWfNz49_TfesznSCgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180402_143919.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OSYgWYu-hsw/WsIs2MW-5HI/AAAAAAAAKg4/LTIRcVn3nXwtSefWLYLRKPjZhiypVeDMgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180402_143936.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SG2hS2b5djY/WsItqHmNlEI/AAAAAAAAKhc/b8KFg3ijtUkj647NW-J0e1_2X5YVc-sfQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180402_144258.jpg)

Not sensational photos but you have an idea.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Alex-bbr on April 03, 2018, 08:20:14 PM
I have no word... this is awesome! Can't wait to see bloody fight in the street of kislev  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on April 03, 2018, 10:10:50 PM
I have no word... this is awesome! Can't wait to see bloody fight in the street of kislev  :::cheers:::

Ditto👆
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on April 03, 2018, 10:13:17 PM
Bugger me sideways, this looks incredible! :Ohmy: :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: The Penguin on April 04, 2018, 06:04:56 PM
My word, that is amazing!  :mellow:

I am also using several Tabletop World houses for my scenery, but looking at so many together, formed in streets? Awesome! Where's my card, I need to buy more!  :-P
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 04, 2018, 09:38:26 PM
Of course, not all buildings are mine. I'm not a rich man, precisely... But I managed to convince my friends using this awesome senery for the battle. And I'm very proud of it!  :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on April 06, 2018, 10:46:30 AM
You should be! It rocks! :blush:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on April 07, 2018, 08:24:44 AM
Your painting on the buildings looks wonderful! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Gankom on April 07, 2018, 08:23:18 PM
What a fantastic board! Simply awesome.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 08, 2018, 06:27:21 PM
Just a week for the deadline!!  ::heretic::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Warlord on April 11, 2018, 03:18:27 AM
I am sad that this going to end soon!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on April 11, 2018, 11:49:01 AM
I am sad that this going to end soon!

I can't wait to see the whole, completed thing!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 11, 2018, 12:54:07 PM
I'm dying alive for finishing the city gameboard before sunday! But I have to do it!!
And then, a pair of months paintings lasts units.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on April 11, 2018, 01:06:02 PM
The final effect will be nothing short of legendary. I'm sure of it! :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 15, 2018, 06:55:47 PM
Hi mates,

Today is the deadline of the Tabletop World painting contest, but sadly I couldn't finish the gameboarg of Kilev in time.
Many hours of hardworking the last two months, but it has been impossible. Now, I already have two months more to finish it for the game, planned in june (among other buildings and 3 units). Anyway, following the same philosophy we always have, I prefered to finish it properly than show something unfinished.

So this is what we have right now:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9JlROG0DT_4/WtJyjce3TpI/AAAAAAAAKxI/8uu3IaH9G9kQijl-Wqu_SXecRy9HkEY1gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180413_224853.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yeu9SZd03wc/WtJyjpsPrsI/AAAAAAAAKxM/BeZCH2BXFk8ULKeK-OV2z-UFFzJJykpWwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180413_224956.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2K_lggxs_cU/WtJzGXjZMjI/AAAAAAAAKxc/KjAgkpHACIc64nmU2mZT6ehLZUDDOXd7wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180413_224740.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eEMGi9DPaWY/WtJyW7ksyTI/AAAAAAAAKxE/pNbd3sXiNkYHmByTbiEpdz1bUzjI4mfygCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180413_224749%2Bretall.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GoUapovVenQ/WtJzGkgIJkI/AAAAAAAAKxY/rA_aidm8NzcfbZxkAJVw5T8tnGRAD4qLQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180413_225019.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UOYSkehj8uY/WtJzfoSM1fI/AAAAAAAAKxo/Z4K8ENlcpxUEI8uwFTAjh_sHW87pDyAaACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180413_224828.jpg)

No pain, no gain!!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on April 15, 2018, 07:09:15 PM
 Breathtaking. To bad about the deadline but it’s going to be fantastic.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on April 15, 2018, 07:13:52 PM
Bravo !!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: White Knight on April 16, 2018, 01:55:57 PM
Amazing board!  :Ohmy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: The Penguin on April 16, 2018, 06:25:42 PM
Breathtaking!  :ph34r:

How did you do that bridge on pic 5? Did you convert some part of Tabletop building or created it by yourself?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on April 16, 2018, 08:17:02 PM
Thanks, guys.

Breathtaking!  :ph34r:

How did you do that bridge on pic 5? Did you convert some part of Tabletop building or created it by yourself?

I created it from various TW models. Walls come from the little tower of the Town Gates model, cutting them reconverting their position. The roof is from Townhouse I model, if I'm not wrong (can't remember!). And then a bit of putty on different places. One thing is missing yet; a wooden crossbar on the top of the roof I will make with green stuf.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: StealthKnightSteg on April 19, 2018, 07:33:04 AM
I would love to have such a gaming table!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Shadespyre on April 19, 2018, 12:30:25 PM
Stunning!  :icon_eek:

It would be unfair to enter this in the competition - when finished, you're probably going to have a better display of their products than TW themselves do!  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on April 25, 2018, 01:32:03 PM
I was correct. This is fucking legendary! :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 13, 2018, 10:09:41 PM
Hey, dear companions,

today I've finished another model, Mom Miniatures' dwarves zeppelin. Two entire weeks working on it! But before, I also finished a large demigryph kinghts unit I never showed you. So, here you have double session.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1P9cyQKG9uY/WucnXzXUT3I/AAAAAAAAKz8/ToFiOfI7upEau8whww2pn-UeVcXKp8xjwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180427_000754.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wnjY4ofN36Q/WucnmAsFjuI/AAAAAAAAK0M/PxetN9SQUp0zEzJ526-g-AxTAWuitbPdACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180427_000248.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kHjzuVI3TdE/WucnyjMUw5I/AAAAAAAAK0U/dZKcBRx8eKk1fLIpF_QtZBrfPdZqrZYmwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180427_000349.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/--gVPUWqIrm8/Wvi2E_YvNWI/AAAAAAAAK8Y/V7HyHZRDHicLVSB756nNDI-73DN_zowPQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180513_230052.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NoDfUkdAQLc/Wvi05O6nmqI/AAAAAAAAK7k/dhH4Zk-Z6ws44QfmaXKSBgB9ET8_OerOACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180513_231533.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on May 13, 2018, 11:11:38 PM
Holy cats! 😸 outstanding.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Naitsabes on May 13, 2018, 11:52:49 PM
wow, that is one sweet zeppelin! your conversions are such an improvement on the stock model. I didn't think the stock base with the weird wave would separate like that. Makes the model a lot more attractive to buy.

Are you guys on track to play the grandest battle of them in 33 days and 17 hours?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: mr chumley warner on May 14, 2018, 05:57:20 AM
Am I dreaming?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Novogord on May 14, 2018, 02:22:16 PM
Am I dreaming?
Yes!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 14, 2018, 04:02:13 PM
wow, that is one sweet zeppelin! your conversions are such an improvement on the stock model. I didn't think the stock base with the weird wave would separate like that. Makes the model a lot more attractive to buy.

Thanks, Nait, but it was not easy. Actually, the weight of the model is enourmous so we'll have to use it very carefully.

Are you guys on track to play the grandest battle of them in 33 days and 17 hours?

 :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on May 25, 2018, 12:39:16 PM
These battle chickens look excellent. Are these the Nuln colors, that I spy on them?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: poboom on May 29, 2018, 07:03:36 PM
You are doing what every hobbyist out there is dreaming of! God damn that's some fine Kislev'ing you're up to! Amazing job on the zeppelin in particular as well! Love the banners and woodwork on it. Top notch! Can't wait to see updates :)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Sharkbelly on May 29, 2018, 08:47:31 PM
Wow. Just wow.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 29, 2018, 10:28:54 PM
Hey, just little more than two weeks for the game and we're a working full time. There's still a lot of work to do, but we wanna finish it all. I'm sorry for the updates but I'm so busy painting, modelling and organizing the rest of things that I have no time to write here or on the blog.
Right now I'm finishing all buildings I couldn't finish some months ago (plus 4 more buildings outside the city) and also constructing and modeling the gameboard.
In a pair of days I will show you some picture, I promise it!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on May 31, 2018, 06:57:30 PM
Just wanted to tell you

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yScyXZnw7fI/WxBDZwS2QRI/AAAAAAAALQ0/R86baKi1tJYSjEC8fjYyzEcNPrtBYUTcwCLcBGAs/s1600/15%2Bdays%2Bleft.jpg)

 :icon_biggrin: :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Brother Sutek on June 02, 2018, 04:35:32 PM
Inspiring on every level! Love all the love that has been poured into this project. Two Chaos Mammoths...so jealous!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 02, 2018, 04:59:12 PM
Aye. I'm jealous too.  :icon_lol:
These models are not mine but Jordi's, the other member of Team Kul.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 02, 2018, 05:05:38 PM
Well, finally, today I finished all the buildings!! 

This is the family picture, and then some pictures of the ones outside the city.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aQecJcQv6IQ/WxK_376KJrI/AAAAAAAALWw/4A4WpBOdOUEbu5yavKNzT0LuXwbyn04iACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_153846.jpg)


Watch tower

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XszYJsHgDAY/WxLARe-KUvI/AAAAAAAALXI/6D3M1LyNcaUhH4HZddecTke6wM_DS479wCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_20180602_160457.jpg)


Cottage

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m3O39vdTIWY/WxLAKwceIqI/AAAAAAAALW4/V-0uIi0y_VcbvQGq7aDc7clH27JoAR86QCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_155920.jpg)

Windmill

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-usUQ142Zpfc/WxLAK2lgK_I/AAAAAAAALW8/spO1Qmw0ltsSwHrjxmB-35GXB81yrtRQQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_155954.jpg)


Stone bridge

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-32u1b2w6stI/WxLARXIPhDI/AAAAAAAALXE/UDzUdCzNwPAEcOO4ewR_V5V8URV25IWTgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_154952.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/--LFak4wFS1k/WxLARFJuGRI/AAAAAAAALXA/MVcF7cCwAj8hbR3aKbw3c0ol_xRe780PgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_155012.jpg)

Blacksmith

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6IJi6UWs4XU/WxLASDSXyRI/AAAAAAAALXM/mIE7REKhg-EPFFruI8xtdfQ3tYjHYY8HQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_160549.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on June 02, 2018, 11:21:52 PM
that is amazing  :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: warhammerlord_soth on June 04, 2018, 11:07:06 AM
Looking excellent !

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: GamesPoet on June 04, 2018, 11:15:08 AM
Those buildings are gorgeous, and not surprising. :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Illumini on June 04, 2018, 06:25:34 PM
Looks fantastic! Really looking forward to the game. You will upload it to youtube so it can be watched after the actual game as well?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 04, 2018, 09:06:50 PM
Thank you all!

Of course we will Illumini! Three years ago we recorded the Siege of Altdorf from the End Times storyline. But that was our first attempt on recording issues and the final result was not very satisfactory. Now I've been watching dozens of video reports and historic documentaries to improve that. Anyway, it will took me almost an entire months to edit it properly.
On the other hand, what I surely do is making some online connections via Instagram, during the battle. And, of course, I will post here lots of pictures about it!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Brother Sutek on June 05, 2018, 04:09:39 PM
Thank you! Fantasy is pretty dead here other than AOS that I don't care for. Any games are enjoyed and a spectacle such as you and your group are putting on will be like Christmas morning for me!  :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on June 06, 2018, 11:36:04 AM
Fantastic looking terrain. I love it! :blush:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 07, 2018, 08:14:00 AM
A bit of buildings:

Townhouse 1 (x3)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZT2ee492dPA/WxgK6jMN5YI/AAAAAAAALc0/br0c9G61U6Q_oFdRFhoR59W95vsg1EzswCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_155142.jpg)


Marchant haouse (x2)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SI50z0HoV4w/WxgK7JfYHnI/AAAAAAAALc4/LmpWxtWipG4Mq8sqMBhZf_sDEaevXEHIgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_155233.jpg)


Townhouse 3 (x3)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hBFgESt2VCI/WxgK7fhJ_MI/AAAAAAAALdA/OdxaFKvUCEQaMNRTSCH6-tO4714ie1cCACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_155810.jpg)


Mansion (x3)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7WFNvCyK9lc/WxgLESA2TiI/AAAAAAAALdI/cUnL6bTQ-P8ihRRYFIep2Tf4oYP8yyDtgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_154501.jpg)


Coaching Inn

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mGY5c3uiSRw/WxgLFz2Iu2I/AAAAAAAALdc/a2hj-u260iQzrUcR5_sRR80CFz8lpSe1ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_160351.jpg)


Townhouse 2 (x2)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UtQ_9x3Vvyk/WxgK6IWS6QI/AAAAAAAALcw/l7kxxWnaX-4RmIgHh8bRyIj3Q1hIU8l6ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_154906.jpg)


Amber wizard house (Townhouse 1 conversion)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0P7EDq0dsAA/WxgLPDePy0I/AAAAAAAALds/3zKQSgpaNGw2t9QWB98Pdj_i_o47sIH7wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_162041.jpg)


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3WkZV7BeBRo/WxgLQE4tCxI/AAAAAAAALd4/oCjT3t_FYjwUPeXtVtwq1MvjJbyq9GURQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180602_162126.jpg)

The dark brown area on the left is where the corridor will connect this building with a mansion. This is why it's unpainted.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Artobans Ghost on June 07, 2018, 10:44:23 AM
Here’s a stupid question. Are all these scratch built? I actually know the answer but ask anyways as they ar so damned good!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 07, 2018, 10:54:45 AM
I'm not sure what are you referring to... Maybe to the bright brown walls and its wooden structures? Anyway, none model have been converted except for the last two pictures. On these ones, I did the non-stone walls with balsa wood and cardboard.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Zak on June 07, 2018, 07:23:09 PM
wow  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Orfeo_Culzean on June 08, 2018, 02:01:34 PM
Can't believe that we will see game photo's with all this stuff soon  ::heretic::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Rowsdower on June 09, 2018, 01:35:08 AM
Great job :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on June 12, 2018, 10:38:34 AM
Oh yeah, this is awesome. Damn... :blush:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 16, 2018, 12:42:09 AM
And here we gooo!
(more pictures on the blog  http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/ (http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com.es/)  )


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nc0qyNtslTI/WyRYeFF4kKI/AAAAAAAALtg/cPsLg2VKEe4c-ptNhPgYCIrAVnvxOQKwwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180615_183956.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WX0EdyKItg0/WyRb1q48cDI/AAAAAAAALyg/U7ibnqVJvWw6IywIPXi4yjdceQXG-RfcACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_014903.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Jo8nI_ziAfc/WyRYfQtnR-I/AAAAAAAALto/M2CE3fq4_k4kpcsHuJ0dz31SjcOOTnW8ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180615_184015.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xUnBEtvRo9A/WyRYf-IWvTI/AAAAAAAALts/aHvkrIwfYQor7Pxm7X8elIjELP4kpJSwQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180615_192010.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RJH6Wf3l9aQ/WyRYh9uIsII/AAAAAAAALt8/Zm3Va3ktrJA-L3-JGZJAXAsLj0IdLoXkwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180615_211654.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qMVn9XqdCh8/WyRY50wi17I/AAAAAAAALu0/fo0i_Pl6H1Ihz28L7_NDArziwoer6mO6ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_014213.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ik_kX8E9o_s/WyRZFm1bm7I/AAAAAAAALvI/pSUPb2XoKd4sLPLtAkaZ_m0MVUOfJrINwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_014310.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EqFSvy6dg5g/WyRZGoK3NLI/AAAAAAAALvU/DXYeZsldIis87Sf8fOaINVnuE5ajn0QfwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_014632.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lYcS81u9XNg/WyRZYF5OemI/AAAAAAAALwY/ys9OFH7ZAjcSKw3QgakD5qULzVVtn3p_gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_015025.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DZxYfoYvHWw/WyRZ9YkjfPI/AAAAAAAALxE/9e5K2wOyqEsWaXSH9g8-s7p9DS9IUdfaACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_015047.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xKuFjua71Wk/WyRZ_cAbctI/AAAAAAAALxY/ZIQa7i419RsrombKkw8IcEOWdFN2qK5fgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_015326.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Warlord on June 16, 2018, 01:40:10 AM
Awesome.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: FaantBoy501 on June 16, 2018, 04:19:42 AM
FOR THE EMPIRE!!  :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Rowsdower on June 16, 2018, 06:21:42 AM
Very impressive :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Shadespyre on June 16, 2018, 09:19:31 AM
Breathtaking acheivement, it looks amazing!  :::cheers:::

Can we take a pause to consider that this, THIS is what Games Workshop gave up encoruaging and supporting.

Anyway, back to the positivity! Can't wait to see some action on that table...  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Artobans Ghost on June 16, 2018, 09:33:01 AM
What an achievement !
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Zak on June 16, 2018, 02:54:47 PM
that has to be top 5 coolest Warhammer set up I have ever seen!!! well done  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Von Kurst on June 16, 2018, 03:10:19 PM
 :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::

Beautiful
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Von Trinkenessen on June 16, 2018, 08:34:55 PM
Brilliant,  :Ohmy: :Ohmy: :Ohmy:
If I had the money I would catch a plane and be there with you guys, totally inspirational.
Such a lot of hard work and artistic endeavours.
You do yourselves and your country proud.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: lt dougheim on June 16, 2018, 11:01:13 PM
Bravo. :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: FaantBoy501 on June 17, 2018, 06:10:04 AM

Can we take a pause to consider that this, THIS is what Games Workshop gave up encoruaging and supporting.


I think of this everytime I look around in my hobby room..... damn you GW  :x
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Illumini on June 17, 2018, 11:24:50 AM
Wow! Looks fantastic
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: mr chumley warner on June 17, 2018, 06:36:10 PM
Head implosion argggg
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Zygmund on June 17, 2018, 08:05:56 PM
Looks splendidly crowded. Crammed.

No maneuvers, headlong into the bloodshed!  :-D

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Gankom on June 17, 2018, 10:54:01 PM
What an amazing board.

Let the slaughter commence.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Qrab on June 18, 2018, 01:53:10 AM
Absolutely amazing what you guys are doing!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on June 18, 2018, 04:39:23 AM
Beautiful!

All of the individual pieces were amazing on their own. Seeing it all come together is just amazing.

If I had the money I would catch a plane and be there with you guys, totally inspirational.

^^^ My thoughts exactly!

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Zak on June 18, 2018, 06:50:46 PM
I seriously demand close up of each unit on the field  :icon_biggrin: :icon_biggrin: :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 19, 2018, 08:10:16 AM
Thank you all, my friends.
Battle finished. Exhausting. Many things to explain and pictures to show. Let me some days to write about it properly and I'll show you the battle report.
Just some pictures about it

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gfzZH2hr9jA/WyfCYDJtYXI/AAAAAAAAL7I/uh1GZ5ueok49VsgMX0X-etavqlrKClgiwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_175257.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--25nfKm5PKc/WyfAMNRUKcI/AAAAAAAAL5g/W5DhudLOREIL_v2KhCrvXkqdecH98PuggCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_120600.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XckQvQ8_Mdg/WyfAMJi9xhI/AAAAAAAAL5k/9TH6N36yWiYFEQvl5er4QgN8fyrcH0ECgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_121059.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-py2stG8EBcw/WyfAL1xxf2I/AAAAAAAAL5c/sp0rAaf8TTcdOBVMfImQw35O34TM1OJXQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_121145.jpg)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sCFY5876cgY/WyfAM9BpVbI/AAAAAAAAL5o/3EM5GC2W57Y40KaP8M_FkY1LiNjpn32XgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_121205.jpg)


The happy flagellant. He got what it takes...

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Cb4FbsofL7I/WyfAii5-W7I/AAAAAAAAL6c/XRblJtpDapg8ils93p7Nvuq9jZp35urGACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180616_143513.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: The Black Knight on June 19, 2018, 10:32:07 AM
 :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

Truly the stuff of legends!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Von Kurst on June 19, 2018, 03:46:17 PM
 :::cheers:::
 :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
 :::cheers:::

Bravo!

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Padre on June 19, 2018, 05:40:37 PM
A marvel to behold. Great work. Be proud!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: ZeroTwentythree on June 20, 2018, 02:39:02 AM
Wow! Looks amazing! I look forward to the full report.  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Xathrodox86 on June 20, 2018, 08:25:17 AM
 :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Oh yes, this is extraordinary. Everything's painted! What a game! :ph34r:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: mottdon on June 20, 2018, 01:06:14 PM
This is absolutely phenominal!  Great job guys!  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Zak on June 20, 2018, 02:23:44 PM
 :Ohmy: :Ohmy: :Ohmy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 20, 2018, 03:43:39 PM
Note the quality of these pictures. Clearly they were not taken by me...

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-W3LkA37ESYA/WyppmcczNOI/AAAAAAAAMtQ/ff4TfxqpZ642TWVUum5yGDnvfbQRervlwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Warhammer-11.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DqUb51MGRMA/WyppjIEin0I/AAAAAAAAMsQ/GtSPiAHMHWgO81nB6xe-WyUM5W_a4lE9gCLcBGAs/s1600/Warhammer-1%2Bbaixa.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7eLrVAXV2EI/Wyppnp5KuwI/AAAAAAAAMsk/rRNwY-yry-MoXeSt5pQpbi-xybTWm-BYwCLcBGAs/s1600/Warhammer-3.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-heSlWT9LCyw/WypppqwFiBI/AAAAAAAAMso/Wg7WgwaXtXEtdJluY-e1UjmQmux1hnJnQCLcBGAs/s1600/Warhammer-39.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EGg-pXal5Nc/WyppjJ4CB1I/AAAAAAAAMsI/RltdrbceoxcB5_CIfmTghidlfM_DLUZEwCLcBGAs/s1600/Warhammer-10%2Bbaixa.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P1-NeLDG7PM/WyppqFw19-I/AAAAAAAAMss/gVdcAd05fps7aaTR02ZYZj9UYFX7Ygl-wCLcBGAs/s1600/Warhammer-43%2Bbaixa.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1SFw_NhNufM/Wyppses_krI/AAAAAAAAMs4/yKBkfixt6i0KIqy9HprZ04pfIPUXnfN3gCLcBGAs/s1600/Warhammer-82%2Bbaixa.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KTNLmug8RFc/WyppjD5e3OI/AAAAAAAAMsM/1SPyG3OEsrsRLfokGV9NAd1xblJ9lvYeQCLcBGAs/s1600/Warhammer-108%2Bbaixa.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kLNyMMpVMSM/Wyppm5WSYcI/AAAAAAAAMsg/xrVGPXwuMM4Fh_b5Ho8G96oT4J8PKWPSACLcBGAs/s1600/Warhammer-132%2Bbaixa.jpg)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Von Kurst on June 20, 2018, 04:56:35 PM
 :::cheers:::

Amazing...
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Zak on June 20, 2018, 05:31:03 PM
I hope GW sees these and choke  :Ohmy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 20, 2018, 06:07:23 PM
Jajaja, I hope it too!  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Naitsabes on June 21, 2018, 04:22:24 AM
Congrats on pulling this off. You've raised the bar for sure. Looking foward to a battle report, blow by blow by blow.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Novogord on June 21, 2018, 06:00:04 AM
Really really nicely done! :::cheers:::
I just wonder did that hellblaster did something, it is sitting right behind your troops? Besides hitting your own troops?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Kirgan on June 21, 2018, 08:17:51 AM
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Not bad  :engel:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 21, 2018, 10:36:34 AM
Thank you all, mates, sincerely.
Naitsabes, your turn.

Really really nicely done! :::cheers:::
I just wonder did that hellblaster did something, it is sitting right behind your troops? Besides hitting your own troops?


No problem on vision line. There was always a large target to aim! But your are right, their shooting range didn-t allow them to shoot on the firsts turns.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: hamster on June 21, 2018, 05:22:02 PM
this is absolutely amazing
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Army of Hochland on June 22, 2018, 11:54:10 AM
So much awesomeness!!!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: mr chumley warner on June 22, 2018, 03:08:47 PM
Arg wat , arg
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Zak on June 22, 2018, 03:24:08 PM
Nice to see so many painted models and they look awesome as well!!!!  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: VonOttenheim on June 24, 2018, 06:17:24 AM
Legen...….Wait For It... DARY!!!

 :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::

I´m in awe.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 24, 2018, 01:47:58 PM
Thank you all mates, sincerely...  :eusa_clap:
Tonight I will pubhing the english version of the first turn.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 24, 2018, 05:51:30 PM
You got it!

Apologies for some specific names on english, specially about magic spells. Don't know it in english!

...

The sun had risen few hours before, but dark supernatural clouds dimmed its light, like a foreshadowing of what had to come. In the walls, the Kislevites moved nervously, as for the Chaos army had not stopped bombing the city walls all night and they were beginning to give way. Suddenly, a ray of light penetrated the ominous clouds and the Kislevites saw a halo of hope on the horizon. The army of Magnus the Pious arrived at Kislev just as the troops of Asavar Kul breached the wall. No Imperial soldier had ever seen an army as coarse and fearsome as the one on the other side of the plain. Creatures of immense size and strange beasts stained by Chaos bathed the horizon. But among those ranks there were not only monsters, but hordes of Chaos Marauders, Warriors of Chaos, Beastmen chariots and leaders of immense power.

But Magnus also had his resources. His hometown, Nuln, had provided the rest of the provinces with numerous war machines. And Steam Tanks, no less than seven of these old machines that were created by Leonardo da Miragliano few decades before, were still in operation and could become a great help. Also, the city of Marienburg hired mercenaries from Tilea and a team of engineers who tried to reproduce a Steam Tank on the shell of a small ship.

Even so, the best reinforcements did not come from the south, but from the east, beyond the sea. A host of High Elves commanded by Teclis met Magnus to help the humans. Especially in relation to magic, a practice that was forbidden at that time in some places.

Unfortunately, not many days before, many of his cavalry troops had gone to Praag and Magnus was not sure if they would arrive in time for the battle. They were led by the Ar-Ulrik Kriestov and supported by Yrtle, one of the Asur wizards.

As a skillful strategist, Asavar Kul quickly reorganized his army to face the new menace. However, the troops of Khorne, under the command of Arbaal the Undefeated, were too eager to penetrate the city and many did not even noticed the arrival of the human reinforcements. Kul placed his best troops in the center: hordes of Warriors and Knights of Chaos, two War Mammoths, two Chaos Dragons and a powerful Emperor Dragon. He placed himself among them to make sure his orders were carried out with scrupulous discipline.

The cool breeze of the Kislevite steppes seemed to stop at that moment under the weight of the silence: a silence that is impossible to describe. Suddenly, a strong gust of wind cut the air and, afterwards, the battle that would decide the fate of the Old World began.


...

Here continues with tones of pictures and diagrams!: http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-gates-of-kislev-deployment-and-turn.html
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Brother Sutek on June 25, 2018, 01:35:27 AM
That is amazing! Thank you for sharing the spectacle!  :Ohmy: :happy: :smile2:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Von Kurst on June 25, 2018, 04:17:49 PM
Excellent first turn report  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Naitsabes on June 26, 2018, 04:19:49 AM
The report is off to a great start. Thanks for putting in the time. Your legend grows.  :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Victor on June 27, 2018, 10:45:19 AM
The only thing that is even more amazing, than the sheer scale of the battle and the amount of miniatures, is that everything is painted to such a high standard! A joy to look at. Thanks for sharing with us!  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: spite on June 27, 2018, 04:46:18 PM
Absolutely awesome @Rogers Kul, did you guys do army lists or just put everything on the table and go for it?

Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (deployment done!)
Post by: Rogers Kul on June 29, 2018, 11:09:57 AM
Thank you all mates!
On sunday I will upload the english version of the second turn.

Absolutely awesome @Rogers Kul, did you guys do army lists or just put everything on the table and go for it?

No no, there was an army list for each army and we had to respect the percentage restrictions (heroes, core, special...). Lot of work on that too!
You can take a look on it in the blog, if you're interested: https://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com/p/ejercito-de-magnus.html
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (ended)
Post by: Illumini on July 01, 2018, 06:44:34 PM
A good start for a historical outcome :)

Google chrome translates the spanish version very well into english for those that dont want to wait
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (ended)
Post by: Xathrodox86 on July 10, 2018, 01:01:06 PM
Sigmar be praised! This is the best, most ambitious WFB project in existence! :Ohmy: :ph34r: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (ended)
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 16, 2018, 01:21:12 PM
Finally, I finished the entire written battle report!

http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-gates-of-kislev-deployment-and-turn.html (http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-gates-of-kislev-deployment-and-turn.html)

Hope you like it! And now I'll focus on the video report
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Illumini on July 16, 2018, 06:21:14 PM
 :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

Absolutely fantastic project. Thanks for the great battle report and congratulations on actually finishing this mammoth project  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Artobans Ghost on July 17, 2018, 10:33:56 PM
Not sure what words to use in describing this. I read this over the last couple of days with the site open the whole time. Night reads, breaks and lunch at work and finally after dinner tonight. Magnificent and what an end fight. Congrats on this masterpiece.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: The Penguin on July 18, 2018, 05:45:13 AM
Amazing.  :ph34r:
Can't wait for the next report!  :smile2:

All hose images reminded me of this wonderful battle scene: Battle of the Ice (https://youtu.be/vKZPgGbUuX0?t=45s) Teutonic knights do look like chaos knights here, don't they?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Xathrodox86 on July 18, 2018, 01:50:07 PM
Oh man, that is simply stunning! You should really write to GW about that project. Maybe they could put some info about that on their website or in a issue of White Dwarf! :blush:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 18, 2018, 04:31:19 PM
Mates, your words really touched my heart. More than this. This is what I really was searching for: sharing our warhammer experience with a the world community and get it into the hobby next level.
Thank you all, sincerelly.

And yes, Xath, I wrote to Games Workshop, but seems they are not care obut it. Only AoS exists now and the rest seems shit for them. Only the old guard (Tuomas Pirinen, Gav Thorpe...) kindly gave us their feedback. You, know, now only kids and sales are important...
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Naitsabes on July 18, 2018, 07:52:38 PM
So now that the report is complete and you the adrenaline has worn of: what are the things you've learned, painting-wise, table-wise, game-wise? what would you do differently if you could do it all again? And, of course, what's next?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 19, 2018, 10:14:40 AM
These are interesting and deep questions. I'll answer you as soon as I have a bit of time!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Xathrodox86 on July 19, 2018, 12:04:11 PM
Mates, your words really touched my heart. More than this. This is what I really was searching for: sharing our warhammer experience with a the world community and get it into the hobby next level.
Thank you all, sincerelly.

And yes, Xath, I wrote to Games Workshop, but seems they are not care obut it. Only AoS exists now and the rest seems shit for them. Only the old guard (Tuomas Pirinen, Gav Thorpe...) kindly gave us their feedback. You, know, now only kids and sales are important...

Hey, if the old guys acknowledged your work and effort, that is something. I've also shared this with a bunch of modelling hobby groups in Poland. People here are really impressed by your work, just FYI. :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: King on July 19, 2018, 07:29:27 PM
Truly awe inspiring......this is a massive undertaking you got yourself into and you did a mighty awesome job out of it.  This is such a great site and community because of people like you  :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Naitsabes on July 19, 2018, 08:40:19 PM
These are interesting and deep questions. I'll answer you as soon as I have a bit of time!

we have nothing but.

maybe reply in your thread in the Elector's forum, this really goes beyond the hobby section here. There are so few large games played, your experiences are really valuable data points for setting up other large games, especially considering how much work goes into it.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Irishzero on July 22, 2018, 05:42:36 PM
This have been such a source of inspiration. Well done!! What will happen to all those beautiful miniature and scenery now?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Shadespyre on July 22, 2018, 05:45:20 PM
Personally, I think they should play again. Now they have no deadline, so it would be interesting to see the game played with planned deployments on both sides. Or with the teams taking the opposite side. You've got all the miniatures and the lovely battlefield, make the most of them!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Naitsabes on July 23, 2018, 03:54:16 AM
Personally, I think they should play again. Now they have no deadline, so it would be interesting to see the game played with planned deployments on both sides. Or with the teams taking the opposite side. You've got all the miniatures and the lovely battlefield, make the most of them!

wise words!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (ended)
Post by: GamesPoet on July 23, 2018, 12:00:24 PM
Finally, I finished the entire written battle report!

http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-gates-of-kislev-deployment-and-turn.html (http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-gates-of-kislev-deployment-and-turn.html)

Hope you like it! And now I'll focus on the video report
Like it? Love it!  I am stunned at its beauty.

This is the most impressive WFB game I've ever seen.  Your desire, dedication, determination, and going the distance, wow.

The idea that GW didn't respond to this, oh my.  Obviously that didn't ruin the fun and joy of the experience.

What a gorgeous effort, amazing, brilliant. :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 24, 2018, 10:00:38 AM
This have been such a source of inspiration. Well done!! What will happen to all those beautiful miniature and scenery now?

They will burn!!  ::heretic::  hehe, no no. Well, about models half of them are mine and they are now on their proper site: in their showcase. Regarding boards, I made them also thinking about storage, so they are now on the garage, well kept. Waiting for the next challenge.


The idea that GW didn't respond to this, oh my.  Obviously that didn't ruin the fun and joy of the experience.

Well, sadly GW is now focusing all their marketing efforts on erasing Warhammer Fantasy and fixing Age of Sigmar. So it doesn't surprise me at all. Sadly...


Personally, I think they should play again. Now they have no deadline, so it would be interesting to see the game played with planned deployments on both sides. Or with the teams taking the opposite side. You've got all the miniatures and the lovely battlefield, make the most of them!

You're a bad Shadespyre. You want pain for us!! No, at least, not in the next five years. What it's true is that we have learned a lot about this kind of games, and we'll apply those lessons on next battles.


So now that the report is complete and you the adrenaline has worn of: what are the things you've learned, painting-wise, table-wise, game-wise? what would you do differently if you could do it all again? And, of course, what's next?

Trully we've learned a lot. And as you point out, on different aspects of the hobby. So, let's go to analyze it:

Painting-wise: First of all, you must have clear what your goal is. Do you want to play with friends and take some fun? High quality painting it's not necessary. You want to record it and upload on youtube to share it with community? High quality it's not SO necessary. And I discovered it on this game. Unless you take some close-up pictures and recording on your models (or winning the painting competition on a tournament), the great efforts you put on your models cannot be valued in general terms. I spent many (MANY!!) hours painting eyes, details, moustaches... you will not appreciated it on the reports. I have to do it. It's my way of painting. But the truth is that it was not so important because this high quality painting will not be taking into account. People will not see it.

What really matters on painting terms is panoramic vision. This is important. Not only in a 40.000 points army, but also in a 500 points warhost. Use less colours; reduce your colour palette. 99% of painting guides on internet discusses about painting models; individual models. This is not the same as painting an army. Rules are different, goals are different. Take a look on these pictures:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dOL8fnuYDPM/Wm9TsaMU4FI/AAAAAAAAJeo/U912AEVWbPwTwior6scCY34bWV0rixJYwCLcBGAs/s1600/Empire%2BArmy%2BShot%2BDecember%2B2012.jpg)
This is from Hoodling's hole, a member of this forum.


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cnhakMvuWeE/Wm9TsK6V0HI/AAAAAAAAJek/2wk0h5OKyugmnenYMgxVU33kW8qS7z9eACLcBGAs/s1600/skaven_armyshot.jpg)

This is, in my opinion, how an army should be: you have 2 or 3 main colours that makes your army easily recognizable. Impossible to confuss with their enemies on the board. Each unit, quick to identify. They are heavily uniform, compact, homogeneous, what means strongness, coherence.
Now take a look on that:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lSAKPNf7zZs/Wm9VllwZFzI/AAAAAAAAJfA/6ktknIQxM4IvxtgTSzBxDPI04owvlgxywCLcBGAs/s1600/maxresdefault.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oG4SQ2cC0so/Wm9WixIcriI/AAAAAAAAJfc/gQrlht9bORgf-Pto4ZSOdf9W57-0CrqBACLcBGAs/s1600/43aab45c4b6a676d93374de2a679e2c8--warhammer-fantasy-warhammer-k.jpg)

This is the opposite side of the coin. Yes, he knows how to use a brush. But (always from my point of view), I don't like it. On the second image you have to make a great effort to recognize what the hell unit is that. This is nonsense.

So, in conlusion: less colours, less details, more thinking about appropiate colour scheme, and make contrasted and simple bases.

Table-wise: they are expensive. First strike. And this is because if you want to create something good, something that not perish after the first battle, you'll have to buy better materials.
Second, think about storage before made it, so fix on the board only essential elements. In may case, only the river, the road and just one meadow are fixed on the table. The rest of elements can be removed.

Game-wise: take your time, organize it well and be clear with the roles of every player. And be sure every single detail on organization is over before the game: printing army lists, having enough dice and rulebooks, movement trays, cameras, auxiliary tables, food, chairs... everything around the game. Better if there is a Game Director (not sure if this is the name in english...) who NOT play the battle.
But as I said, time and space is essential. Take both as large you can and be sure your brothers in arms understand the hobby and the game as you (mainly, competitive or nor competitive). And take patience.

Nait is true about writting here. So, I will explain next projects on the Elector's Forum.

And again, thank you all. Sincerely. Your advices and motivational posts helped my very much.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: GamesPoet on July 24, 2018, 12:24:44 PM
The idea that GW didn't respond to this, oh my.  Obviously that didn't ruin the fun and joy of the experience.
Well, sadly GW is now focusing all their marketing efforts on erasing Warhammer Fantasy and fixing Age of Sigmar. So it doesn't surprise me at all. Sadly...
Yep, doesn't surprise me either.  Doesn't make it appropriate though.

WFB has the capacity to live on for a long time.  You've demonstrated that through your efforts with this project, and ti's inspirational effects can do nothing but help.

Quote
So now that the report is complete and you the adrenaline has worn of: what are the things you've learned, painting-wise, table-wise, game-wise? what would you do differently if you could do it all again? And, of course, what's next?
Trully we've learned a lot. And as you point out, on different aspects of the hobby. So, let's go to analyze it:

Painting-wise: First of all, you must have clear what your goal is. Do you want to play with friends and take some fun? High quality painting it's not necessary. You want to record it and upload on youtube to share it with community? High quality it's not SO necessary. And I discovered it on this game. Unless you take some close-up pictures and recording on your models (or winning the painting competition on a tournament), the great efforts you put on your models cannot be valued in general terms. I spent many (MANY!!) hours painting eyes, details, moustaches... you will not appreciated it on the reports. I have to do it. It's my way of painting. But the truth is that it was not so important because this high quality painting will not be taking into account. People will not see it.

What really matters on painting terms is panoramic vision. This is important. Not only in a 40.000 points army, but also in a 500 points warhost. Use less colours; reduce your colour palette. 99% of painting guides on internet discusses about painting models; individual models. This is not the same as painting an army. Rules are different, goals are different. Take a look on these pictures:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dOL8fnuYDPM/Wm9TsaMU4FI/AAAAAAAAJeo/U912AEVWbPwTwior6scCY34bWV0rixJYwCLcBGAs/s1600/Empire%2BArmy%2BShot%2BDecember%2B2012.jpg)
This is from Hoodling's hole, a member of this forum.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cnhakMvuWeE/Wm9TsK6V0HI/AAAAAAAAJek/2wk0h5OKyugmnenYMgxVU33kW8qS7z9eACLcBGAs/s1600/skaven_armyshot.jpg)

This is, in my opinion, how an army should be: you have 2 or 3 main colours that makes your army easily recognizable. Impossible to confuss with their enemies on the board. Each unit, quick to identify. They are heavily uniform, compact, homogeneous, what means strongness, coherence.
Now take a look on that:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lSAKPNf7zZs/Wm9VllwZFzI/AAAAAAAAJfA/6ktknIQxM4IvxtgTSzBxDPI04owvlgxywCLcBGAs/s1600/maxresdefault.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oG4SQ2cC0so/Wm9WixIcriI/AAAAAAAAJfc/gQrlht9bORgf-Pto4ZSOdf9W57-0CrqBACLcBGAs/s1600/43aab45c4b6a676d93374de2a679e2c8--warhammer-fantasy-warhammer-k.jpg)

This is the opposite side of the coin. Yes, he knows how to use a brush. But (always from my point of view), I don't like it. On the second image you have to make a great effort to recognize what the hell unit is that. This is nonsense.

So, in conlusion: less colours, less details, more thinking about appropiate colour scheme, and make contrasted and simple bases.

Table-wise: they are expensive. First strike. And this is because if you want to create something good, something that not perish after the first battle, you'll have to buy better materials.
Second, think about storage before made it, so fix on the board only essential elements. In may case, only the river, the road and just one meadow are fixed on the table. The rest of elements can be removed.

Game-wise: take your time, organize it well and be clear with the roles of every player. And be sure every single detail on organization is over before the game: printing army lists, having enough dice and rulebooks, movement trays, cameras, auxiliary tables, food, chairs... everything around the game. Better if there is a Game Director (not sure if this is the name in english...) who NOT play the battle.
But as I said, time and space is essential. Take both as large you can and be sure your brothers in arms understand the hobby and the game as you (mainly, competitive or nor competitive). And take patience.

Nait is true about writting here. So, I will explain next projects on the Elector's Forum.

And again, thank you all. Sincerely. Your advices and motivational posts helped my very much.
Good stuff here! :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Illumini on July 26, 2018, 07:09:42 PM
When the gaming fatigue has dissapeared, I would run a chaos invasion campaign if I were you. Running a story-based campaign re-enacting the chaos invasion that ended at the siege of Kislev would be epic. Of course, the ultimate game has already been played, but there is room for many other epic engagements with your finished forces.

If you ever want to try to re-fight the siege of Kislev again, I would also go with Kings of War as the base ruleset. Then you can very probably finish the game itself in 3, max 4 hours, and much less of the big beasties will die instantly from cannons. 
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Aarresaari on July 26, 2018, 08:38:51 PM
First of all: Grand job mates! This has really given me some proper faith in the passion of hobbyists. Maybe the Warhammer legacy really can go on without a profitable company to guide it. You guys keep doing what you do so fine. :-D

But I gotta disagree with half of your view on the army painting part. Whereas I also think that the Lizardmen unit you showed us really went too far with the busy uniqueness, I also think the Skaven army didn't go far enough. Armies gotta be coherent and easily recognizable, I give you that, but if you paint an army with no real uniformity in the model/concept design too visually minimalistic, it's gonna look too industrial and unrealistic. I think Hoodling managed the golden middle, but his army is the Empire anyway, whereas the Skaven lot looks like a mass of identical plastic soldiers with little personality or edge. It's practical, but regiments like that don't really give you that special feeling when they achieve something notable on the battlefield. Of course I've got zero experience on the scales even near your project, so maybe none of that is even important in bigger battles. :-D

Anyway, all the best for your future!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Elder Days on July 28, 2018, 01:55:57 PM
You guys have inspired me to continue pursuing the grandiose hobby projects  I had planned in my youth but had begun to fear would never take shape! Such creativity and dedication!

I may have missed it somewhere in the 30+ page but, wasn’t there a sizable force of dwarves inside the city aiding the defenders?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 28, 2018, 04:15:53 PM
You guys have inspired me to continue pursuing the grandiose hobby projects  I had planned in my youth but had begun to fear would never take shape! Such creativity and dedication!

I may have missed it somewhere in the 30+ page but, wasn’t there a sizable force of dwarves inside the city aiding the defenders?

Thank you Elder. And yes, they were there! In fact they were the main reason demons finally couldn't take Kislev! Take a look on the battle report and you will see them: http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-gates-of-kislev-deployment-and-turn.html (http://thegatesofkislev.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-gates-of-kislev-deployment-and-turn.html)




First of all: Grand job mates! This has really given me some proper faith in the passion of hobbyists. Maybe the Warhammer legacy really can go on without a profitable company to guide it. You guys keep doing what you do so fine. :-D

But I gotta disagree with half of your view on the army painting part. Whereas I also think that the Lizardmen unit you showed us really went too far with the busy uniqueness, I also think the Skaven army didn't go far enough. Armies gotta be coherent and easily recognizable, I give you that, but if you paint an army with no real uniformity in the model/concept design too visually minimalistic, it's gonna look too industrial and unrealistic. I think Hoodling managed the golden middle, but his army is the Empire anyway, whereas the Skaven lot looks like a mass of identical plastic soldiers with little personality or edge. It's practical, but regiments like that don't really give you that special feeling when they achieve something notable on the battlefield. Of course I've got zero experience on the scales even near your project, so maybe none of that is even important in bigger battles. :-D

Anyway, all the best for your future!


Well, there is an open discussion here. I'll give you my point of view about these matters, not necessary the best, just my impressions. On the one hand there is a concept about I think every time I prepare a battle: immersion. This is the reason why I never play with unpainted models or over the kitchen table. I did it too, many years ago; but now my goals are bigger and I want to go several steps beyond. So, if I saw some of these models on a gameboard, they don't help me to immerse on the battle, but the opposite. They are remembering me: "I'm just a showcase miniature, not a monster fighting on the battelfield against human soldiers".

Those models look very well on the showcase, but absolutely improperly on a regular gameboard:

(https://scontent.fbcn1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37675588_2206784596245389_5792864770004615168_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=3173bda28f050a9b994d396038749b43&oe=5C083A37)

It seems an earthquake is shaking all this soldiers. BAD!
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mw8KMJrQYGM/Wm9V9xgh5vI/AAAAAAAAJfE/84M6WRmkUgAGK07W85rCuMIHb3KkPzOggCLcBGAs/s1600/Skink%2BB%2B6.jpg)

Can you imagine this model fighting against any model on a regular base? This is nonsense
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lSAKPNf7zZs/Wm9VllwZFzI/AAAAAAAAJfA/6ktknIQxM4IvxtgTSzBxDPI04owvlgxywCLcBGAs/s1600/maxresdefault.jpg)

On the other hand, I like Warhammer because of close units, like in the real ancient and medieval battles. I'm a military historian and I know pretty well how soldiers were equipped: not every single soldier wears the same panoply. BUT the general view on the distance they use to look very much uniform: similar clothes, similar weapons, similar phisical appearence... now think in a fantasy world were diferent races fight each other: the difference between them has to be higher. And one trick to make your army strong coherence is using a smaller palette of colors. I don’t see the same plàstic model, I see lots of soldiers from the same province/clan/city.

Finally, I don’t know if you have played on tournaments but it’s there, not in massive games, where you can see what exactly I’m talking about. With less models is even more necessary to take them strong coherence. And the very last thing is that on this kind of games you will not see models/units as on internet pictures. You will see them from, at least, 1 m distance, worst light, and just from above. These three items means you will never see details on units; you’ll see it as a whole, as a single bigger model. And, less colors also help the audience to identify this units.

So the question every player should make is: I want to paint models for a showcase or for gaming?
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Naitsabes on July 29, 2018, 01:33:25 AM
I think you are right that some models are best kept in a display case and lose much of their appeal when they get put on a gaming table. This has a lot to do with the bases and how well they match the table. In the olden days when all gaming tables mimicked well-manicured golf courses this was easy. Nowadays, not so much. Especially with all these cool mats coming out that come with so many design. Even if the bases don't match the table, a consistent, low-key basing really helps to pull an army together and put the focus on the miniatures.

I am a bit torn on the limited palette for an army. That approach has some merit but, I think it can be overdone and the skaven army further up is an example. That is a bit of a blob of green and brown and nothing stands out. My approach (in addition to the consistent basing) is to keep using some colors throughout the army. For example Empire is often a mix of different provinces and hence livery so the main colors could be different. But, I will use the same color for all the leathers or roughly the same technique for all the metals to maintain some coherency.

In the end, do what floats your boat. I am the first to admit that it took me years to finally stop painting eyes that nobody will see anyway from the other side of the table. If I were granted a superpower, either paint at the same quality but much faster or paint like a Golden Daemon but at my snail-y pace...I'd pick the former. Big Armies is where it's at.  :happy:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Naitsabes on July 29, 2018, 01:41:28 AM
oh and Rogers, do you want to comment on cannons and steam tanks in large games? Let it all out, how do you really feel about the Empire?  :engel:

Seems to me that their huge threat range makes them a lot more effective in large games. What I mean is the Big Bad Guy can only charge so far and kill so much and might even run out of worthwhile things to kill but, within 72" of the cannon there will always be something worth shooting in large games. And, there is usually such a saturation of cannons and with the rules the way they are you can often shoot cannon after cannon at the high-value target until it's dead, then move over to the next. In some prior editions at least you had to announce targets for all war machines first. I have been contemplating a gentlemanly house rule  to the effect that no more than three war machines can aim at the same model (although the exact wording would be a bit difficult).
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 29, 2018, 09:28:46 AM
I am a bit torn on the limited palette for an army. That approach has some merit but, I think it can be overdone and the skaven army further up is an example. That is a bit of a blob of green and brown and nothing stands out. My approach (in addition to the consistent basing) is to keep using some colors throughout the army. For example Empire is often a mix of different provinces and hence livery so the main colors could be different. But, I will use the same color for all the leathers or roughly the same technique for all the metals to maintain some coherency.

This is the way I wanted to argue. Of course now I'm not talking about an imperial army with differrent cavalry orders or soldiers from different provinces. But, even in that cases, try to paint all leather with the same paint; all details (bags, ribbons, scabbards...) also with the same paint, and so on. Free militia is a good example. Ignoring paiting level, I prefer the second design than the first of these pictures:

(https://img00.deviantart.net/e9a2/i/2015/087/1/7/empire_free_company_by_ezioauditore97-d8nij4x.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5e/28/e2/5e28e2623d5ac24f4642970211586b47--empire-blood.jpg)

But hey, this is my opinion! Not even me always follow this theory. I just only point out this way of army painting (not models but entire armies) for those of you who has to paint a lot. It's a way to take better advantage of time; reducing efforts and gaining time and results.


oh and Rogers, do you want to comment on cannons and steam tanks in large games? Let it all out, how do you really feel about the Empire?  :engel:

Seems to me that their huge threat range makes them a lot more effective in large games. What I mean is the Big Bad Guy can only charge so far and kill so much and might even run out of worthwhile things to kill but, within 72" of the cannon there will always be something worth shooting in large games. And, there is usually such a saturation of cannons and with the rules the way they are you can often shoot cannon after cannon at the high-value target until it's dead, then move over to the next. In some prior editions at least you had to announce targets for all war machines first. I have been contemplating a gentlemanly house rule  to the effect that no more than three war machines can aim at the same model (although the exact wording would be a bit difficult).

Totally agree with the second part. We have to think about it and reduce number of cannons or, as you pointed out, announcing targets first. Will see...
About my feelings... well, I played with Chaos, and sincerely, empire shooting phase was disgusting for my team. Half of mosters didn't even arrive in close combat, what I really wanted to look: few monsters fighting against hordes of state soldiers. The gameboard, even his 6,6m long was not engough too, so, for your game, think carefuly about it.

Maybe one day, we can solve this problems and make an ever better battle!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: StealthKnightSteg on July 31, 2018, 08:54:54 AM
I am a bit torn on the limited palette for an army. That approach has some merit but, I think it can be overdone and the skaven army further up is an example. That is a bit of a blob of green and brown and nothing stands out. My approach (in addition to the consistent basing) is to keep using some colors throughout the army. For example Empire is often a mix of different provinces and hence livery so the main colors could be different. But, I will use the same color for all the leathers or roughly the same technique for all the metals to maintain some coherency.

This is the way I wanted to argue. Of course now I'm not talking about an imperial army with differrent cavalry orders or soldiers from different provinces. But, even in that cases, try to paint all leather with the same paint; all details (bags, ribbons, scabbards...) also with the same paint, and so on. Free militia is a good example. Ignoring paiting level, I prefer the second design than the first of these pictures:

(https://img00.deviantart.net/e9a2/i/2015/087/1/7/empire_free_company_by_ezioauditore97-d8nij4x.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5e/28/e2/5e28e2623d5ac24f4642970211586b47--empire-blood.jpg)

But hey, this is my opinion! Not even me always follow this theory. I just only point out this way of army painting (not models but entire armies) for those of you who has to paint a lot. It's a way to take better advantage of time; reducing efforts and gaining time and results.


oh and Rogers, do you want to comment on cannons and steam tanks in large games? Let it all out, how do you really feel about the Empire?  :engel:

Seems to me that their huge threat range makes them a lot more effective in large games. What I mean is the Big Bad Guy can only charge so far and kill so much and might even run out of worthwhile things to kill but, within 72" of the cannon there will always be something worth shooting in large games. And, there is usually such a saturation of cannons and with the rules the way they are you can often shoot cannon after cannon at the high-value target until it's dead, then move over to the next. In some prior editions at least you had to announce targets for all war machines first. I have been contemplating a gentlemanly house rule  to the effect that no more than three war machines can aim at the same model (although the exact wording would be a bit difficult).

Totally agree with the second part. We have to think about it and reduce number of cannons or, as you pointed out, announcing targets first. Will see...
About my feelings... well, I played with Chaos, and sincerely, empire shooting phase was disgusting for my team. Half of mosters didn't even arrive in close combat, what I really wanted to look: few monsters fighting against hordes of state soldiers. The gameboard, even his 6,6m long was not engough too, so, for your game, think carefuly about it.

Maybe one day, we can solve this problems and make an ever better battle!

Interesting discussion and seeing the Militia here I wanted to pitch in my part.
As per the first picture I do also feel this is to much a blob of to many different colors (even if it is supposed to represent multiple provinces)
But the second is overdone in my opinion as Militia is not really supposed to be in to province uniformity, so while the leather and other parts are really nicely done I would rather see less red/blue or less vibrant.
My preferred look would be more grey's / blacks on the clothing with little bits of red/blue to tie it in with the Altdorf theme.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on July 31, 2018, 01:54:00 PM
Interesting discussion and seeing the Militia here I wanted to pitch in my part.
As per the first picture I do also feel this is to much a blob of to many different colors (even if it is supposed to represent multiple provinces)
But the second is overdone in my opinion as Militia is not really supposed to be in to province uniformity, so while the leather and other parts are really nicely done I would rather see less red/blue or less vibrant.
My preferred look would be more grey's / blacks on the clothing with little bits of red/blue to tie it in with the Altdorf theme.

Totally agree! but I didn't found a picture with greys, blacks and leather as I imagine militia. If you had one, put it here!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rowsdower on August 02, 2018, 05:56:47 AM
Great job on those lizardmen
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Midaski on August 02, 2018, 10:00:29 AM
You can argue various cases for the level of uniformity for Militia.

They are some sort of part-time force who come together for emergencies:- but there are different levels.

For example the Territorial Army in the UK, or the National Guard in the USA both wear very set uniforms, and do regular training.
At the other end of the scale a small town might have a local neighbourhood watch who mainly wear civilian clothes and might identify with an armband.

If your army has fluff, then the 'wealth' of its fluff could determine how co-ordinated your Militia Troops look. A City Watch might supply jackets helmets and weapons - a small town might expect you to bring your own spear or sword.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 02, 2018, 10:28:14 AM
Great job on those lizardmen

Actually, they were an example about how NOT to paint a unit...

You can argue various cases for the level of uniformity for Militia.

They are some sort of part-time force who come together for emergencies:- but there are different levels.

For example the Territorial Army in the UK, or the National Guard in the USA both wear very set uniforms, and do regular training.
At the other end of the scale a small town might have a local neighbourhood watch who mainly wear civilian clothes and might identify with an armband.

If your army has fluff, then the 'wealth' of its fluff could determine how co-ordinated your Militia Troops look. A City Watch might supply jackets helmets and weapons - a small town might expect you to bring your own spear or sword.

Aye. The question is what kind of army do you want. I don't want an historic army, nor a completely fantastic army; simply trying to find the balance. And in that matter, painting with very few colors, even not painting them in the same parts of the model, can give us the point.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Xathrodox86 on August 03, 2018, 01:21:08 PM
I love the militia, but personally prefer for them to have a less uniformed look, like a bunch of mercs and outlaws. :-P
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Alex-bbr on August 05, 2018, 06:13:37 PM
Rogers, congratulations to you and your friend for this project. I read your thread this since the beginning and its amazing to see it in his final phase.

What a glorious battle with epic moment! Thank your for your awesome battle report battle, and the time invest to it. Kislev is still here!  :eusa_clap: :happy: Thanks to so many sacrifice from empire troops...

For your analys about army paiting, I can't be more agree with you, because its my way to go for my 2 army. The key is to find the perfect balance betweem time spent on painting, quality painting and ambition.

For example, I cleary don't have your level on individual painting, but i'm more confortable on paiting an entire army. This is how I painted my 2 army these last 10 years. The process has to be different : you have to take the time in consideration, your motivation, your ambition... And there is always some choise to make if you want finish your army relatively fast, and play it fully painting on the battlefield.

(https://redcdn.net/hpimg4/pics/416031Photo1.jpg)

(https://2img.net/h/s31.postimg.cc/6wm1v6maz/Warhammer_-_Arm_e_de_l_empire_-_Hochland_-_9th_age_9.jpg)

I still keep one eye on your project, can't wait to see and know more about it ;)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on August 08, 2018, 03:21:46 PM
Thank you very much Alex. Totally agree with your statements and glad to see your follow them!
Glorious armies, as I like it: few characters, lots of large units.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project
Post by: Noble Korhedron on August 23, 2018, 11:54:26 PM
In fact, if you have 40k points and maybe half is spent on ogres, dwarfs, flagellants, knights and other non-state colored troops, that allows you 2000point armies for ten provinces right there.

Though in 2301 there would be 11 liveried provinces as the Westerland (Marienburg) would be still considered part of the Empire and it's last Count, Paulus van der Maacht, died during the war whilst on campaign with Magnus perhaps even during the battle itself.
Marienburg didn't actually secede from the Empire until the reign of either Deiter what's-his-name(the rich foppish one), or Borish Goldgather, and I don't think it was during Boris' reign that it happened...
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: mbh on September 05, 2018, 09:14:11 PM
First of all: Grand job mates! This has really given me some proper faith in the passion of hobbyists. Maybe the Warhammer legacy really can go on without a profitable company to guide it. You guys keep doing what you do so fine. :-D

But I gotta disagree with half of your view on the army painting part. Whereas I also think that the Lizardmen unit you showed us really went too far with the busy uniqueness, I also think the Skaven army didn't go far enough. Armies gotta be coherent and easily recognizable, I give you that, but if you paint an army with no real uniformity in the model/concept design too visually minimalistic, it's gonna look too industrial and unrealistic. I think Hoodling managed the golden middle, but his army is the Empire anyway, whereas the Skaven lot looks like a mass of identical plastic soldiers with little personality or edge. It's practical, but regiments like that don't really give you that special feeling when they achieve something notable on the battlefield. Of course I've got zero experience on the scales even near your project, so maybe none of that is even important in bigger battles. :-D

Anyway, all the best for your future!

I agree

That skaven army has never worked for me. I'm sure the painter is very skilled but it so blah.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on February 07, 2019, 02:37:04 PM
Hi, dear generals,

Finally published the video-battle report about the game. I'am afraid it's in spanish, but first 15' includes the background of the Great War against Chaos I'm sure most of you will recognize.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNIpmi_KYwI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNIpmi_KYwI)


On the other hand, we started our next challenge: The III battle of Black Fire Pass
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Zak on February 07, 2019, 07:01:17 PM
WOW!!  :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Hendrid on February 12, 2019, 01:29:38 PM
Impressive  :biggriin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Warlord on February 13, 2019, 03:15:48 AM
Next challenge! WOOHOO!

Life of Sigmar is a great reference to the types units and clans present.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Naitsabes on February 13, 2019, 03:56:54 PM
pretty sure they want to tackle the battle described in the 4th edition Empire book. you know, when Karl Franz channels his inner Sigmar. no fur clad barbarians present.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Warlord on February 17, 2019, 03:34:30 AM
Oh, oops! Yep, that one!

Regardless, still lots of Greenskins - interested to see what is being put together!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Gankom on February 19, 2019, 05:54:26 PM
Really looking forward to a BlackFire Pass event! Can't wait to see some of the fantastic models you churn out there, and I bet it'll be an interesting change from semi 'modern' Imperials and chaos.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Brother Sutek on February 20, 2019, 08:45:47 PM
 :Ohmy: Amazing! I really need a big game of Fantasy after seeing this.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Timotheus on March 28, 2019, 08:10:55 PM
This is truly stuff of legends!

I spent the last two days scrolling through this awesome thread and almost every new picture conjured up a smile on my face. So much dedication, so much talent, so much good taste and staying thruthful to ones principles.

It's quite funny I just discovered this thread yesterday while I'm actually in the middle of preparing something similar to what you guys did (on a much much smaller base of course). Initialised by a WHFB/Empire exaltation the wonderful Total War: Warhammer (and Vermintide II as well) bestowed on me combined with GW's cruel crushing of the beautiful Warhammer Fantasy Universe and cutting the WHFB model range (propably with a fatigue for the horrible new 40k fluff/stuff I was coming from) I recognised it was about time to finally get into WHFB. I have been into 40k for more then 10 years now (mainly converting and some painting) and always had an eye on the wonderful WHFB model line, but always told myself 'nope buddy, 40k is money and time consuming enough!'. Now that my study time is about to end, I'm hoping within the next 1-2 years to have enough money, time and space to fully dive into this wonderful world. I spent the last year buying the last remaining pieces of cheap WHFB stuff (mainly Empire, Skaven, Beastmen, Chaos Warriors) from the known independant retailers and scraping up classic models and bits via ebay. Also putting countless hours into conceiving conversions, scouting for fitting bits and researching design/Lore. When I got everythig together and the (social) circumstances are right, I'll start my Middenheim vs Nurgle armies and will try to get it together and painted as fast and as coherent as possible. (TL;DR)

And I'm glad I found this forum (have been lurking around from time to time before this post) as it really seems to be the right place to do that and I'm glad I found this thread (though late) as it is just the motivation and inspiration I need. Thanks for this awesome piece of art!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: GamesPoet on March 28, 2019, 08:38:06 PM
Welcome Timotheus, and looking forward to seeing what you come up with moving forward from your current efforts! :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: wdv331 on May 16, 2019, 04:04:31 PM
I can't access your blog sir. I have read this whole thread and was eagerly anticipating seeing the battle in its full glory on your blog but it seems to be your blog has been removed. Could you fix this as I really would like to read your group's full awesome battle report, or is it just a me problem?
Thanks so much! and I just wanted to say this whole project is truly breathtaking!!!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Naitsabes on May 16, 2019, 04:32:09 PM
yes, Roger, what's up with that?

I've noticed too that the blogspot site is down. Please don't tell us all the glorious pictures won't be accessible anymore.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Drakenhof on May 19, 2019, 10:46:01 AM
Hi mates! Thank your for your comments and support  :::cheers:::

We the players of The Gates of Kislev and some recent "recruits" have gathered in an association, Escribas del Viejo Mundo (Scribes of The Old World). We have moved our blog: https://escribasdelviejomundo.blogspot.com (https://escribasdelviejomundo.blogspot.com)

As the name suggests, we will focus on Warhammer Fantasy in all forms, through 8th edition, prior editions, 9th Age or other fan mades - whatever it is. Our aim is to publish content such as battle reports, painting and scenery tutorials, background discussions and other stuff related to the setting we are passionate about. Now we keep working on the Third Battle of Black Fire Pass, some updates and pics next:


· Averlanders: Main Empire force in this battle, will be commanded by Marius Leitdorf - The Mad Count itself. Despite we already painted some Averlanders for Kislev's, Rogers painted these 40 Crossbowmen, and I have 20 Handgunners on the paiting table. You can spot some old ones and a few swapped heads.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l9Xom_SOe0s/XJuKhbrZaUI/AAAAAAAARSk/rMKtXDQdmJ8NC9y-zA092NgYMLb0Kx4fQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20190325_160651.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nK6YMAHdxHM/XJuK7BGEQrI/AAAAAAAARTI/RFfcsLmCx68_4ZgMzggw9xxxwP0rr29rACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20190325_155909.jpg)

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· Halflings: 50 dreadly Spearmen from The Moot! There will also be two regiments of 20 archers and 2 Hot Pots.

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· Orcs: There is even more work to be done on the greesnkin tide, but the progress is considerable. Players have converted the general and some heroes, replaced most of the boars and wolves with recent models and, adhering to the background, included mostly generic orcs and goblins, saving for future battles Night Goblins and Forest Goblins.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MqRUhSXP38w/XKJWKF9A28I/AAAAAAAARYE/F8-7Iltp7AEhtVp8H1K2UpxH8Us6oOBkACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20190330_174454.jpg)

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As always you have more pics on our blog, enjoy!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Zygmund on May 19, 2019, 12:00:32 PM
 :Ohmy:

-Z
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Brother Sutek on May 19, 2019, 01:29:59 PM
 :biggriin: Those look great! I love Averland the most of all the Empire so I heartily agree with your choice! Love those halflings! I am very jealous of that unit as I can't afford so many.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Zak on May 20, 2019, 12:59:18 PM
whoa  :icon_eek:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Alex-bbr on June 30, 2019, 05:14:45 PM
I'm so excited to see your next project!

Glad to see you have already planed a BIG number of boars riders, like the Third Battle of BLack Fire Pass mentionned in the fluff.  :eusa_clap:

All my support for the future and for your association (which is by the way a fabulous idea)!
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: GamesPoet on June 30, 2019, 05:19:56 PM
Looking forward to following this newest effort! :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: GamesPoet on June 13, 2020, 11:39:03 PM
Wondering if we'll ever see a report on the 3rd Battle of Blackfire Pass :icon_question:  It was so lovely to have the report running here on Kislev.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on September 29, 2020, 01:10:42 PM
So your pray has been listened.  :wink:

The battle repport is already on our youtube channel. I am sure you will find it very different from other battle repports. This is the spanish version but I'm currently working on the english version (this will be ready next week). I'll announce it in a proper post, but meanwhile, is you are interested, here the spanish version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5pg_MYfchc&t=2655s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5pg_MYfchc&t=2655s)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: GamesPoet on September 29, 2020, 01:32:25 PM
Looking forward to the english version, and thank you! :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on October 03, 2020, 08:30:57 PM
You got it Games Poet!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ40yA5wlCM&t=1268s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ40yA5wlCM&t=1268s)

I've written a post few minutes ago in the Elector's forum explaining a little bit this project.
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Shadespyre on October 04, 2020, 07:03:06 PM
That's fantastic, thanks for sharing (and for taking the time to do an English version)
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Rogers Kul on October 05, 2020, 06:12:33 PM
My pleasure!  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: The Gates of Kislev painting project (battle report)
Post by: Sharkbelly on October 08, 2020, 04:08:43 PM
I'm excited to check this out.