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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:51 am 
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Decided to scrap and recycle my High elves to build a atmospheric small company of well armed soldiers with various striking and dynamic poses.

Here is a few mockup models for testing the idea. They will be armed with a spear, bow, sword and a shield with the arrow quiver on the back.
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First i had to repose the front leg of the white lions set to get a better stance. pinned it with some thin wire:
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Used the old spearmen torso and had to lift it up about 2mm with greenstuff to make the proportions look ok. Decorated the shield to my liking:
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Stuck on the head from the Lothern seaguard models and made a sash around the torso and stuck the sword to the waist and the quiver to the back:
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Front view:
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Had to shorten the spear from the chariot set and change out the tip:
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Added a bow to the back and the spear:
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Made a quick shoulder pauldron to hide a major gap:
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The pose is good:
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Added the shield:
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Getting a bit busy but it works:
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Made a base:
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Pimed with Zandri Dust and Skeleton Bone zenithal highlights:
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That's the first soldier done. Going to make around 15 troops in different poses and armed with different combinations of the same weapons.
I have no idea how dead this Forum is but let me know if you want to see more how this project comes along.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:33 am 
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We're not dead, only resting. So I'd very much enjoy seeing the continued progress on this project.


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We're not dead, only resting. So I'd very much enjoy seeing the continued progress on this project.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:01 pm 
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These are nice little conversions, hope to see more!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:10 pm 
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I'd love to see it painted!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:02 pm 
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Alright, good. Here is some more progress.
I'm going to build them all before painting so that i get a uniform color scheme.

To get various poses i picked out all kinds of different legs and stared basing them with the new slightly bigger round bases:

With the Archers kneeling legs i get good bow shooters:
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Pinned and reposed five White Lion legs to get rid of that awful forward lunge:
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The Shadow Warrior legs work fine as they are:
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The Skycutter crew bodies are perfect for the look i'm going for, even if i don't really like the fishtail on the sash i'm not going to do anything about them:
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I really like the feel of having a "heavy weapons team" to a fantasy infantry unit and the small bolt thrower from the Skycutter set got me inspired.
The shooter and kneeling beside him will be the loader/bolt-feeder who will have all the ammo for the balista:
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That's in total 16 soldiers right now and the various poses will make a pretty dynamic little unit:
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Next some more work on the bases to get them more lively and then i will start working on finishing the models one by one.
Was also thinking about converting a couple of those big bolt throwers to give the group some serious long range fire support capability. but i'll see about that.

More soon.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:08 pm 
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I agree with the HWT style idea, I always had similar with my old Imperial Guard as they were drop troopers. Not many tanks but plenty heavy infantry. I imagine in a fantasy setting, particularly High Elves, a ships company would operate in a similar fashion. Works especially well with that cut down bolt thrower.

Really like all customising, it's my favourite part of the hobby. Can't wait to see them painted up!

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Nice, what doyou plan to play with them? I can advise Songe of Blades and Heroes.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:54 am 
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Olthannon just like many High Elf players i've always wanted to build a ship and even made a good effort. But just like with most ship projects my enthusiasm quickly died out when i realized how massive of an undertaking that actually is to get a ship that even looks remotely acceptable.

This beginning of a ship has been tossed ages ago but this is what i built:
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The shape is there but the details are poor. The company i'm building now would for sure be a maritime expeditionary unit raiding the shores and rivers much like Vikings but with more militaristic elven discipline and better equipment. But for now their ship will be in the background waiting by the shore somewhere.


Aerendar Valandil right now i'm really just enjoying getting back in to the hobby after a break of several years. Keeping focus on making steady progress. Finishing these 16-20 models will be a solid achievement for me in this hobby. Most of my hobby related projects have died out when planning too far ahead and quickly being drowned by the workload. I think most of us can relate to that.

But when these are ready i will for sure throw down with them on the battlefield. What the game type will be i do not know yet and will have to look in to that.
Wyrdwars is always fun and GW:s upcoming Warcry could possibly have some good mechanics but we'll see.

Finished the second warrior last night and here's how he came together:

Started with the White Lion legs and pinned it in the middle:
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A strip of greenstuff:
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Helmet with a feather and sword and the torso was added:
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Cleaned up the excess greensuff:
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Added a belt with some decorations:
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The shield was made the same way as the last one:
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Spear arm components:
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Spear arm finished:
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Put on the spear and bow to the back and made some simple shoulder armor:
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I really like this bow/quiver combo bit:
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Turned out ok. I wont put so much junk on the next ones but i got a little carried away with this one:
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Primed:
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Ready:
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Let me hear what you think. The pictures are taken really quickly as a go along so some of them are pretty bad.
Started this thread to help keep me committed and it would be really cool if you guys would keep me on track by suggesting conversion ideas and inspiration sources or just sharing your thoughts on the project.

Thanks, more soon.


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