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Offline Grudgie

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Marienburg Army
« on: May 18, 2022, 11:15:04 PM »


This is the beginning of my Marienburgers.

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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 03:51:36 AM »
Off to a great start! If you keep going with these spearmen, maybe consider doing some head swaps to break things up a little.
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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 07:15:27 AM »
Always good to see the back of Marienburg troops...

Very well done indeed! 
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 11:16:13 AM »
Like what I'm seeing here, congrats! :icon_cool: :icon_biggrin: :::cheers:::
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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 12:37:30 PM »
Off to a great start! If you keep going with these spearmen, maybe consider doing some head swaps to break things up a little.

Thanks. I keep going back and fourth over this. I'd hate to deface original oop models.

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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2022, 02:11:32 AM »
Off to a great start! If you keep going with these spearmen, maybe consider doing some head swaps to break things up a little.

Thanks. I keep going back and fourth over this. I'd hate to deface original oop models.
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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2022, 02:29:03 AM »
Great work so far! Marienburg is the best!

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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2022, 03:10:39 AM »
I took an entire starter set of these, it was 16 figures, and swapped all the heads so that each body type has a different head on each figure.  I think the unit looks way better that way.  With the command, and then adding 4 more original figures, and the young blood figure with the spear, so that my unit has 24 figures, and it looks good that way, and a nice size for 6th edition rules.
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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2022, 08:13:18 AM »
Thanks. I keep going back and fourth over this. I'd hate to deface original oop models.

Youíve already defaced them by taking them out of the box, cutting them off the sprue and painting them so donít worry about taking a blade to them. Even if you only do a simple set of conversions as described by GP they go from being an extremely small percentage of a mass produced figure to your own unique little band.

There are a few figures that were not issued in great numbers and people will tell you are rare and valuable, but if you convert a figure there is only the one version and itís yours.  When I started making models the first thing I was told was to make a change where ever you can; you then seem to take part ownership of the design and are more likely to finish it and take more care with the painting.

Iíve a couple of ideas for the Nuln Spearman if I ever get my hands on one.

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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2022, 04:37:36 AM »
Lovin' it.  :smile2:

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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2022, 08:30:09 PM »
Awesome!

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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2022, 10:03:02 PM »
How's the progress :icon_question: :icon_mrgreen: :engel:
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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2022, 09:37:51 PM »








Got the back rankers mostly done. It ain't much but it's honest work.


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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2022, 09:52:16 PM »
Excellent, thanks for the update, looks like progress is being made, wonderful! :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2022, 02:07:58 AM »
Agreed!

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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2022, 09:38:45 AM »
Beautiful!

Will the shields remain black/metallic, or do you plan to add some colour to them?

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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2022, 12:23:40 PM »
Oh how i miss that kit

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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2022, 01:31:57 PM »
I agree. And still have some on sprue.  Next time I get an opportunity to buy some more, I likely will.
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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2022, 03:54:37 PM »
I both miss them and don't miss them.
I do not miss them because they are not modular.
I do miss them because they do not have all those [CENSORED] doodads that GW is so fond of.
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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2022, 11:57:09 AM »
They look really really good.
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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2022, 03:29:51 PM »
A most excellent start indeed to this project. Lovely stuff.
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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2022, 07:46:39 PM »
Beautiful!

Will the shields remain black/metallic, or do you plan to add some colour to them?

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I think it provides some drab uniformity in contrast to an otherwise exuberant color scheme. I am considering doing a copperish color with some verdigris to represent the salty Marienburg air. Getting a color scheme I like for it has been unsuccessful so far.
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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2022, 08:58:53 PM »
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Re: Marienburg Army
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2022, 11:21:16 PM »
Looks real good.
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