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Offline Stormwind

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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2015, 10:35:53 PM »
Well, you see, Zbrush is a clever bit of software that is like a virtual modelling clay, commonly used to create organic looking character concepts.

From what I understand if you are looking to 3D print something in order to cast, I think it is Blender which is commonly used as a leaping on point.
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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2015, 06:54:52 PM »
For the curious:

http://pixologic.com/

and you would care about that because you can use it to do things like this:

https://www.3dhubs.com/talk/thread/creating-printable-3d-miniature-gaming-models
http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?184523-3D-Printing-Miniatures
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNtnavsGoyA
http://forum.formlabs.com/t/behold-the-mighty-owl-size-detail-test/63

and since I have access to one of these:

http://formlabs.com/

I am hoping to draw up some 10mm things that there are not models for or to expand lines, print and then cast them. We'll have to see how it all works out though.


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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2015, 12:46:45 PM »
Gone through some of the Lynda.com Zbrush tutorials.  I don't know how it will all work out but its fun learning at least.

Here is my 10mm Middle Earth painting for October with a minor horror theme:

Terrifying bat swarms (Games Workshop BoFA)


Blood sucking spiders of Mirkwood! (Pendraken Giant Spiders)


Terrifying ghosts of army of the dead (made these from left over pieces of miscasts)



Easterling Cataphracts to (maybe) chase them all away (Old Glory SAR-102 Ghulam Cavalry, Armored Horse)




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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2015, 03:01:08 PM »
Nice work, I like all the units you present here. Specially like cataphracts and the good use of the miscasts.

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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2015, 03:46:50 PM »
Great work! I love seeing Old Glory units painted.  I had been planning on using some of their cavalry like the Normans as Gondor Cavalry in 10mm.
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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2015, 04:36:13 PM »
I picked up some of Old Glory's Byzantine's to use for Gondor Horse.  I thought they fit better for my tastes than the Normans, or at least what I could see of them.  My main complaint of Old Glory is the lack of pictures, or when they do exist they are usually far too small.  Not sure when I am going to paint them up but I'll post them when I do.  Specifically, they are BZZ-104 Armored Cavalry Kite Shield, Half Armored Horse .

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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2015, 08:46:21 PM »
I didn't do too much unique in November.  Just some Rohan foot units from Cooplestone Casting.  Will get a little done in December but not a ton since I will be traveling a fair bit this month.


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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2015, 10:24:47 PM »
They look great. Really like the banner

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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2015, 11:43:51 AM »
Good work! Always good seeing Copplestone get some love, too.
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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2015, 02:14:03 PM »
Finished my December painting early due to the travel plans.  Pretty small amount as well.  I am hoping to get more experience with Zbrush over the holidays so with any luck I'll have something on its way to being worth printing by early January.

Gandalf and Saruman by Cooplestone.


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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2015, 06:24:40 PM »
That is a kind of magic!

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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2016, 07:46:18 PM »
I made sure to fit some more LotR 10mm into my painting for January!  This time I bring you some heavily armored Black Numenorians led by Queen Beruthiel and 3 of her cat spys.  10mm scale cats are crazy tiny, like the size of an eye for a 28mm model.  These minis all came from Yann Hoarau's 10mm evil men campaign ( https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/evil-men-fantasy-10mm-miniatures#/ )





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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2016, 09:09:33 PM »
Really like all of these!  Feel inspired to procure some WM ME stuff now.
“I cannot believe you when you say [your friend] has identical plastic boxes for his armies, all color coded [...] Don’t you think that is being little obsessive?”
“Yes, but not enough to scare us wargamers.”
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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2016, 11:22:15 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: Middle Earth Forces
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2016, 07:55:01 AM »
Great ! thumbs up