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Re: Unreleased Empire Spearmen * 3 ''Who can make the best copy 2021''
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2021, 02:56:25 PM »
That must be where the plastic parts are hiding. :icon_wink:
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Re: Unreleased Empire Spearmen * 3 ''Who can make the best copy 2021''
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2021, 02:59:05 PM »
There is definitely a lot of recognizable bits in that guy, I wouldn't even be surprised if the original sculpt was a kitbash of sorts!

I'm certain it was. There are a few other metal miniatures too, where I'm pretty sure that they used some plastic parts in the creation process.

Example: Mordheim Road Warden


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« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2021, 06:28:19 PM »
So i also posted the challenge on the facebook whfb group,

who's joining me in trying to make a fun copy of this spearman ??
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« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2021, 07:33:01 PM »
Rummaged through my empire box, and I don't seem to have the proper spare chest. So must pass the challenge.  :-(

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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2021, 06:38:30 PM »
Who is in on this challenge ?

Come on guys , we need a good lockdown covid challenge !  :::cheers:::
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« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2021, 06:59:34 PM »
Got enough challenges going for myself at the moment, covid and non-covid included, while not having the bits to make this happen anyway.
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« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2021, 10:32:19 AM »
Everyones doing it, there are 30 contestants, love you all
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Re: Unreleased Empire Spearmen * 3 ''Who can make the best copy 2021''
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2021, 12:49:11 PM »
Is there a place where folks are posting pictures? :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: Unreleased Empire Spearmen * 3 ''Who can make the best copy 2021''
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2021, 07:40:45 PM »
My sprue arrived, 8 Hours of trying to merge bits and model green stuff, i finally conceded and this is my best effort , appreciate it's got some major differences, but hey man i think it could look good painted tomoz

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« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2021, 08:49:49 PM »
Looks very good! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Re: Unreleased Empire Spearmen * 3 ''Who can make the best copy 2021''
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2021, 09:17:58 AM »
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« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2021, 10:44:51 AM »
I'm not sure your idea of 'major' is the same as mine... I don't see many differences at all, other than the top of the spear not being from the command sprue lance...

Top effort, most people probably wouldn't even spot that yours isn't the elusive unreleased spearman! :::cheers:::
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« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2021, 11:40:20 AM »
This is excellent! Practically 1:1.  :eusa_clap:

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« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2021, 08:57:28 PM »
i'm not happy with it, lol, i'm gonna start again ,

just found some revelations about how the sculptor achieved the armour plates,

can anyone think of a way to secure legs that have these types of boots on ?
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« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2021, 02:27:44 AM »
i'm not happy with it, lol, i'm gonna start again ,

just found some revelations about how the sculptor achieved the armour plates,

can anyone think of a way to secure legs that have these types of boots on ?

A revelation? You could have just asked us - I thought it was very obvious. 8-)

Probably the only thing that was really sculpted are the legs (excluding the tassets) and the bevor. The rest is made up with existing plastic parts. (The arms are also from the 5th/6th edition empire soldier kit.)


This thread reminds me of the following thing that I have found some time ago:

https://gramho.com/media/2426986849770426734

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Re: Unreleased Empire Spearmen * 3 ''Who can make the best copy 2021''
« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2021, 11:15:58 AM »
Cheers nice,

Looks like that scultor managed to find some plastic boots , any ideas?

I had to sculpt my boots , which was hard.

He seems to have some he's found and then adds green stuff on the legs etc.

It would help me to find some plastic boots if any1 can help me
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« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2021, 05:36:19 PM »
It would help me to find some plastic boots if any1 can help me

Empire Militia/Free Company box. One of the leg poses has these kind of boots.

Advanced Heroquest Men-at-Arms. Was also available in separate boxes.

Chaos Warriors, several editions. Might be too big for Empire.

Some individual/s from (Advanced) Heroquest. Also sold in a separate Adventurers box.

I don't recognize the boots used in the sculpted model, but they might actually be the same boot twice from the Militia box. The other foot of the boot-legged pose is only touching the base on the toes.

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2021, 06:46:51 PM »
thanks man , ebay not coming good for me.

Does anyone have a spare militia or 2 with the boots?

or the plastic heroquest halberd?

happy to pay or i can send you a secret treat in return
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Re: Unreleased Empire Spearmen * 3 ''Who can make the best copy 2021''
« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2021, 12:40:51 AM »
 :icon_eek: Look at that gentlemen, now he's asking us to part with militia kit boots! :icon_wink: :icon_lol:

No plastic halberd here.  I will look for the boots tomorrow when I am more awake and have some energy.  Positive that I have them, and will send along the whole set of legs.  The two boots are as Zyg describes, and although they look similar to the ones on that spearman, you'll have to do a wee bit of conversion on at least the one with the toe only on the ground.
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Re: Unreleased Empire Spearmen * 3 ''Who can make the best copy 2021''
« Reply #44 on: March 07, 2021, 04:03:07 PM »
The first unpacked moving and miniature storage box I put my hands on this morning had the militia kits in them, among other Empire kits.

2 of the militia kits have all their legs and bodies off the sprues.  That's 40 figures used for 2 units of 10 crossbowmen (Averland & Tilea or Stirland), and 2 units of bowmen (Averland & Westerland or Wissenland).  There's a third box, that has various legs and bodies that have been used for 10 militia guys (5 high way wardens and 5 Aver River boatmen), and a few more bodies used for a certain unit of mounted crossbowmen.

That means I have a set of legs with the boots that I can spare to send Chumley ... pm sent.

Plus I have one unopened box of militia, thought I had two, but perhaps not, bummer.
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Re: Unreleased Empire Spearmen * 3 ''Who can make the best copy 2021''
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2021, 09:54:09 PM »
*never mind, please ignore*
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