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Yep maxminis, they are really nice sculpts but not cheap though. Got a lot of them but I won't be able to use them for all my models.
I'm trying to duplicate some with blue stuff but it's not working well so far.
Thanks for the feedback, I'm really looking forward to the paint!
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Well as I described in my first post, I see them as in the jungle for a while so I don't want them to look shiny or fancy at all.
The drawing with the green and yellowish colors is my main inspiration for the scheme.
Regarding the armor I was thinking of some "used" steel, bit of rust, bit of moss, stuff like that.
@DanDo you have any picture or reference for your "classsic looking gold trimmed black lacquer armor" ? I'm curious now ?
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Good evening fellow hobbyists !
I managed to get some time and start painting those guys !
As you can see they are not over. I did some test on the armor. I wanted them "used" so I tried some weathering. They are my first real steel armors minis so any tips regarding that and weathering is welcome.
I will maybe clean them a bit by higlithing with some more light steel on the edges but I'm not sure...
Please tell me what you think !
W O W, that armor is wet dream man
Hello ! Thanks a lot guys !
Pics look quite terrible I did them last night with my blueish light... Also the 100ko limit is not big quality. I will try to do better pictures when I'm done with them.
@Henrypmiller Skin is not done, I just finished the armor.
I can explain my process if some of you want to know. I'm not sure it's the best workflow though...
It's motivating, thanks a lot.
Nice post, nice idea, for sure a nice army… The color scheme is something personal and you need feel comfortable with it. Only that maybe if you add green too into the bases the result could be redundant. You can play with the differentiation in color scheme between Light troops, Heavy troops and characters.
Anyway, is your project go for it !!
That is all
Thanks for your feedback, it's quite helpflull as I didn't get to the bases yet... I was thinking of a jungle type, probably will have some greens red and brown tones on it.
You might be right though it could be redundant, I was seeing this as harmonious but maybe it will look messy and cunfusing. I have to give it a try...
Your idea on color differentiation regarding unit status is really nice ! I'm thinking on adding more red to those units to express a different status.
On characters I definitely going to show their status with more red probably
Anyway, on the updates, I'm not having much time on them right now since I'm painting some lizards for a tournament next month..
I will post updates ASAP !
Armour = tin bitz base with boltgun metal drybrushed over it?
Looking good. Go go go!
Hello, I haven't had time to work on the army again (this will be a long process as I said... with work and other activities I only paint when I can).
Anyway, I'm still very motivated And comments are helpful !
For the armor, I did :
- Lead belcher (old boltgun I guess)
- Wash nuln oil
- Wash Earthshade
- Higlith with lighter metal (can't remember the name) by drybrush
For the rust part I added some Thypuhus corrosion (I think) and dry brush orange before the last washes.
- Wash again with both but more diluted
- light dry brush on sharp edges with light metal.
I also did some green washes here and there inbetween for moisture effect (can't really see it on the pics).
I will post updates as soon as I keep going !
Hello everyone, some progress has been done
I "finished" the first four dudes, I am not happy with some stuff :
- Flesh = too clean, need to add some washed to make them look less healthy.
- Beard = too black, I don't know how to highlight them without looking grey, any tips ?
- Green = I think it's too green, I would like to go more for camo green like the reference, I will try again, but if I'm not happy I will probably go for red.
Some pictures of them, Please tell me what you think (photos are terrible, they do look better in reality, I think )
For the bases, I wanted some mud looking, as I never did it before, I tried simple sand basing, painting brown, wash black and them a layer of water effect on top. Some grass and plastic plant (that I might paint in the end for a better look, I am not a fan of the shiny effect..)
Some other news here, I managed to find some really cool miniatures from a company called Warewoolf, that fit the theme perfectly !
I found the command unit, the guy might be a character, some BSB and a musician.
From this range, I also took some regular warriors, and they come with nice shields, that I duplicated (a few) to add to the Perry unit, I think it will look really nice and give some unity if I do this throughout the army.
Feedback is more than welcome guys !
Actually I think everything is looking really good. As far as highlighting the beards, I use Eshin Grey, which is already a very dark grey, and wash with Nuln Oil once or twice. I think the heads are slightly too big for the body, it's not very noticeable though. For Perry, I don't know which heads would fit better as I know their bodies are skinnier than other companies
Thanks for your reply ! I will try for the beard. And I will try to post better pictures also because I realize they are really crappy... I am not considering myself an amazing painter, but they look better in reality.
I wish there was a quick way of doing true metal with drybrush looks less dirty but everytime I drybrush it looks a bit bad. But I mean for a 40 man unit, I think the result will be fine.
Is there a way to put more than 100ko pictures ?
Indeed, heads are a bit too big, I noticed it when doing the conversions, but I don't think it's that bad...
I have another solution, I got some Morion helmets from warlord games, that are more scaled with Perry's. I tried to cut the top part of the head and it looks fine I guess.
I will keep posting updates
Again, feedback, comments and tips are welcome ! Thanks.
For black beards I usually go with a darker grey and wash with black ink or...
I've also been known to lightly drybrush with dark blue before putting on some grayish hightlights.
Just steer clear from anything with too much white in it because it will indeed make your men into old geezers.
Some pictures of my progress (unfortunately not so much painting but a lot of assembly)
First the new members :
- Magda, I loved the gypsy style and I will use her as a wizard I think. Really fine model (a bit small in scale tough but she is a women so it will be fine)
- Some marshalls from AoW that I absolutely love
- Some other characters from MoM and Warewoolf, maybe used as champions or so..
- And some other models from gamezone (wizard or prelate ?), Duellist from brother vinny (Champion in perry footknights) and a converted perry knight with maxmini head and a shield copied from werewoolf models.
Finally some progress on the paint ! I almost finished two hallbardiers, overall I'm quite happy but I would love to get some constructive feedback.
- What do you think about the color scheme ? Does the 3 colors (greed/Sand/Red) match together ?
- I think the armor looks fine and as I pictured them (lot of reflection on the picture.. sorry)
- I'm wondering on how to do the pole and leather (boots, belt...) Does brown look fine ? I was thinking maybe black but i'm afraid that it will look too dark..
Next some family pictures of units and I hope to get the kickstarter soon.
Personally I like darker weaponhafts... have you considered charcoal black? I would indead steer clear of true black since that will make it look unpainted. Charcoal black however gives a nice contrast without being so dominant as true black.
This is an example of something I recently finished.
I really love the metal on the figurines, nicely weathered and beaten. Think they really strike the correct feel of worn, "been on campaign too long", you're aiming for. Also the coloring is on the clothing is nice and "faded", nothing vibrant. Really like it.
Keep up the good work.
P.S.: Like the new additions to your army, although I would replace the pewter rapier blades with needles. Hate it when a rapier gets all warped and bent.
Man that looks good! i'm liking the color scheme. I agree with vharcaen about the worn look, you did a great job and i really get the same impression
Thanks guys, you are cheering me up. Sometimes I get a bit disappointed with the result...
The only thing I was liking is the metal so that's good you approve ! I am a big fan of the "typhus corrosion" GW paint. It does wonders for the effect I want.
I will give a go on dark grey for the poles and leather items. I think you are right it will contrast more the mini and actually make a clear distinction between the dark red and what is now brown. Now these colors are too similar.
About cloth, Do you think I should try to weather it ? I am so afraid of ruining the whole work by doing so, but at the same time I think it could fit more with the "used metal".. what do you think ?
I guess the rapier blades you mention is the one from the Warewoolf marshal, and he is actually in resin. I had the same problem with the Vinny duellist, I managed to straighten it by simply heating it carefully with my hairdryer and reshape it straight. Will do the same on this guy.