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Offline pw

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2012, 10:11:15 PM »
Me too. It's what keeps me motivated.

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2012, 09:23:44 AM »
About the comparison size of the knights, here is a picture



Another close up



And some inspiration for painting the unit

 

The banner of Castilla in XII-XIII century was vertical narrow strips yellow and red. So I use this colours in the most of the kinghts, but to give them some contrast and colour I went for an anachronisim. I introduce some knights with the banner white and red with the castel and the lion. This banner is after the catholic kings (XV) when unified Castilla y leon. Here is a pic of the banner I am talking about:
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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2012, 02:33:14 PM »
Wow, they are small, or are GW's big (12mm)? I really like the way you're referencing historical images, it's got me all excited about getting a medieval army lined up (though I need to find the WM Medieval book first!). When I get round to it I am thinking about trying the TB Line figures that have been shown on the Market Place a couple of times. Have you seen them 'in the flesh'?

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2012, 07:34:16 PM »



These Look more like Ostland and Stirland Knights to me.  :)

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2012, 07:42:34 PM »
@ doubleclickhere: Yea Ostland , I also see them with some bretonian style.

@ pw: could be some differences in size but in the middle of a battle does not any problem for me. About TB line, I have to say I am very interested in that manufacture. It seems quality figures with low prices. I have never seen the figures "in the flesh". It is a pitty I have almost my medieval army bought right now. But when they will be painted then I am sure I will have to expand the armies and then I will go for some TB reinforcement.

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2012, 03:03:31 PM »
I've got a character stand done.  8)  And I've started on my General! 

I will post pictures tonight, along with a link that I am using as a guide for painting my Nippon army.

The Warmaster Event that I organized on the 21st sorta threw off the painting schedule!

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2012, 03:51:51 AM »
Here is the first hero for my Nippon army:





The Hero is a converted Samurai Ape from Pendraken.  I cut the arm from the shoulder, and bent the arm down so that the Naginata was level, making it almost look like he's gesturing with his weapon.  Another conversion in the background.  A Samurai Ape archer had the bow cut away and replaced with a banner.  The kneeling and fist-to-chest position shows proper respect for his lord's honour.

No flocking was (yet) harmed in making this character stand.

The hero has a yellow face and ears.  Samurai would often wear masks into battle, and this leader is doing the same.  As a bit of humour, the cresents are painted as bananas, and the cresents on the banners are pretty close to bananas themselves.  You could say I went bananas when I did the heraldry for this one.  ::)

I do not know Kanji, so I apologize if I've put offensive words on the banners.  (Who knew there was a glyph for "Your mama is so ugly..."?)

I'm drawing from this resource as inspiration for colour choices and banners:
http://forums.samurai-archives.com/viewtopic.php?p=41560&sid=e28d92dafe433fa48f99259b324c7cbb

At some point, I will use the above webpages to come up with different sashimono (back banners) for my Samurai.  There are some pretty interesting sashimono that were used.

I'm not following any house or clan, but am using color choices or banners that catch my eye.  I am not (yet) a big Samurai fan, as I am doing this to pull a friend of mine more firmly into Warmaster (and he is a Samurai fan).

Hope you like!

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2012, 01:51:02 PM »
The hero is awesome! I love the kanjis, very sharp.

Can't see the bananas, but the yellow face is really great.

Conversions always give a sense of unique army.

Did you pinhole each figure to attach the shashami? where do you buy the shashamis?

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2012, 02:28:55 PM »
Pendraken sells packs of sashimono.  I've been using mostly those.  I also built some from paperclips, plastic card, and superglue.  That was a lot of fiddly work.

I drill a hole into the back of the miniature.  I bend the very tip of the sashimono to fit into the hole.  For now I've been using super glue to glue the back banner in place.  It sets more quickly than epoxy.  If you'd like, I can take some close-up photos of the attachement point so you can see.  I can also take some pictures of the process, if that helps.

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2012, 03:55:42 PM »
If you'd like, I can take some close-up photos of the attachement point so you can see.  I can also take some pictures of the process, if that helps.
I think that's a good idea

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2012, 11:03:42 PM »
I like the monkey  :).

I must admit I've cheated this week (I knew I would), I hadn't the time/energy for troops so I went for some terrain as I wanted to get something painted. Sadly, it's not helping the Empire army much as it's an Elven waystone thingy:



Here the Light Wizard is sucking some of its powerful juice into his magic staff.

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2012, 10:38:21 AM »
That is not cheating, something in your armies has grow  :D

Building terrain and scenery is as important as having an army, and your waystone thingy is pretty cool. Also the mage on horse.

My contribution is been blocked by some unit out of the tale, but I hope I could focus soon. Sorry

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2012, 03:18:32 AM »
Here's what I have for Kislev so far...

BEARS by TristanHoag, on Flickr

BearUnits by TristanHoag, on Flickr

Warwagon1 by TristanHoag, on Flickr

Warwagon2 by TristanHoag, on Flickr

Tzarina1 by TristanHoag, on Flickr

Tzarina2 by TristanHoag, on Flickr

Shamans by TristanHoag, on Flickr

BearHeroes by TristanHoag, on Flickr

CavalryHeroes by TristanHoag, on Flickr
Tristan

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2012, 05:05:42 PM »
wow the characters are impressive. Really like the tzarina katerina in a bear pulled slide. And the mage with the hawk is awesome!! where did you get the bird ?

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Re: Tale of Warmaster Painters III (January)
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2012, 05:38:59 PM »
The idea for the bear pulled sled came from my friends - he also requested the polar bears. I am not exactly sure where the bird came from, but I think it was a Reaper pack of familiars...