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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:36 pm 
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Hello everyone

So I mentioned i would start a thread on my army as soon as I got it on and here it is.
I got to my house yesterday and the package was already here :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: )I live and work on different cities, so it's always a slow thing to notice when stuff arrives :p )

It's a lot of stuff and almost all of it is badly painted XD (as second hand stuff usually is I suppose)
So I guess i'll just strip the paint from them and work on the 5 elyrian reavers and 1 repeater bow w crew that are unpainted on the meantime.
I'll upload pics of the army as soon as they have their green bath.
Cheers and I hope you accompany me in this glorious journey ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:43 pm 
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Looking forward to this Nusphigor! Dundee as in Dundee, Scotland?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:30 pm 
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Hey mate.
I blame Gloryhammer and their songs XD

I am actually thinking on painting my elves as a host of a kingdom of my own, outside of the warhammer lore but i'm still thinking about how to call it. On the meantime it will be called Dundee.

Btw, I spent most of yesterday restoring some of the minis and took this pic when i finished, now i only need to strip the paint from them (because that white is sooooo thick it seems like enamel...)

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The rest of the army (characters, chariots, a ballista and the monsters) are in a bath of degreaser but I worked a bit on them this morning with a tooth brush and that white is really really tough.

I'll post more updates as soon as I can get more stuff done ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:05 pm 
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Nice start! I'll be following :)

Good luck with the paint stripping!

P.S. That's a lot of Phoenix Guard :o

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:29 am 
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That is certainly several phoenix guard you have there bud!

Looking forward to seeing how it goes :D

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Thank you guys
Here are the Numbers of the Army if you want to see them.

Teclis
Caradryan
Korhil
Eltharion the blind
1 Character with halberd and shield
1 Character with battle standard
1 hero in horse
1 mage in horse
3 mages on foot
1 Grypphon with character
1 Dragon with character
1 Phoenix with Character
1 Lions Chariot
1 Horses Chariot
2 Repeater Bolt throwers with 4 crew
10 Sea Guard with command
2x 8 archers with musician
5 Dragon Knights with command
2x 5 Elyrian reavers
8 Silver helms
34 Swordmasters with command
30 Lion Guard with command
38 Phoenix Guard with command

Most of the special units are on old pewter so there is quite a size difference compared with the plastic minis.


As for advances, today I worked a bit on trying to clean the paint of the monsters, chariots, one bolt thrower and characters but it's been hard. I don't know how else to clean them as I usually rely on this degreaser (heavy duty) and it has never failed me until now...

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For the metals I'd recommend acetone. For the plastics, if your usual degreaser doesn't work you might have to go with something harsh like break fluid.


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Olthannon wrote:
That is certainly several phoenix guard you have there bud!

It's a lot of a lot of things ;) It looks like you're set for most of your elite infantry for the near future :)

I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes. Keep us updated.

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Thanks guys
It is quite a long project but I guess it can be done step by step.

Last night, I took one of the bolt thrower gunners and tried to paint something but I ended up going with a Chinese-like theme instead of the original Irish-Scottish one.

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I didn't like that much the decorations on the clothing but it was what i could do at the moment, I'm looking forward to paint the rest of the bolt thrower with this scheme and see what happens.

Any ideas on how to base them? i'm always at a loss when trying to decorate bases...

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Wow that freehand on the robes is really beautiful and works as such a good contrast from that lovely green.

Great start to the project bud, can't wait to see more!
Giving me great inspiration for my own models.

PS - As for basing, not sure myself but something contrasting your main colour scheme is the way to go.

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Olthannon wrote:
Wow that freehand on the robes is really beautiful and works as such a good contrast from that lovely green.

Great start to the project bud, can't wait to see more!
Giving me great inspiration for my own models.

PS - As for basing, not sure myself but something contrasting your main colour scheme is the way to go.


Thanks mate!
That is an awesome compliment :)

I was thinking to do something earthly to the bases, like reddish dirt or a road in an autumn forest but idk
Or maybe go with the traditional light brown earth and green grass.

What do you think?


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I really like the Chinese vibe you have going. It works very well.

As for the bases, green grass and dirt is the most flexible and it's very unobtrusive. People won't really notice it. But it's also a bit boring perhaps. Autumn forest could work very well. It perhaps also depends a bit on how much effort you want to put into them.

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Love the rather unique approach, and the freehand is amazing! If you can keep that up for the whole host, your army's going to look very stunning indeed!

As for the bases, that really depends. Like Prince of Spires said, the dirt and grass approach works in most cases, but I think your army would look really good with a bit of a reddish autumn forest look. I'm looking forward to seeing whatever you go with though, keep up the inspiring work!

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Thanks guys :)

I've been looking at this colour scheme and I think i'll change the black for white to brighten them up a bit, as they look more like humans instead of elves in this dark scheme. That may also work better with the traditional way of basing as time is of the essence if I want to have an army painted sometime this century XD
What do you think?

Also, some updates.
I finished stripping, glueing and fixing the command part of the minis as well as the monsters, chariots and the other bolt thrower.
They are drying now that i've primed them. I might upload some pics of them tomorrow.
On the stripping bucket i put some horsies with their riders, the plastic lions, plastic 2handed sword guys and plastic sea guard but that white the previous owner used to prime the minis is really really tough!

oh well, on the mean time look at these bounty hunters for necromunda i finished painting last night;
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:23 pm 
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I really like the greys Nusphigor.

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SpellArcher wrote:
I really like the greys Nusphigor.

Thanks mate :)
I thought they might look better if i did some random shades on them before highlighting. Hopefully they look nice.

No progress these days other than i just did a neat full cavalry list xD
Also, i got to play my first game of 9th age last night but with my gobbos.
Dreadful luck but things have been learnt xD


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Hello guys, I just came back to my home from home and i have a small update :p

I just finished stripping most of the plastic elves, but definitely that white the old owner used to prime the miniatures is really tough!

the good news is that I can prime and paint them now as the only thing left to strip are the metal minis (which are considerably easier to work with).

But a friend pointed out something to me: "how are you going to transport all those delicate miniatures, specially the metal ones, when you paint them since you live on another city?"

ugh...


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Nusphigor wrote:
But a friend pointed out something to me: "how are you going to transport all those delicate miniatures, specially the metal ones, when you paint them since you live on another city?"

My High Elf army is about 75% converted (mostly by necessity) so I’m familiar with this problem Nusphigor. Bits fall off!

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SpellArcher wrote:
My High Elf army is about 75% converted (mostly by necessity) so I’m familiar with this problem Nusphigor. Bits fall off!


Right?
i'll have to invest in some miniature cases because i don't want to get these elves damaged (the grots on the other hand can stand a hit of a truck XD)

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I primed some stuff and put on the stripping bucket some more stuff, but here is a list of those minis that are ready to paint:
- Eltharion the blind Swordsman
- Korhil
- Caradryan
- Teclis
- 3 Mages
- Mage on horse
- Prince with axe and shield
- BSB noble
- Lion Chariot
- Tiranoc Chariot
- 10 Ellyrian Reavers
- 2 Bolt Throwers with 4 crew
- 10 Sea guard
- 10 Swordmasters of Hoeth
- 10 Lions of Chrace
- 8 Silver Helms riders
- 1 phoenix guard
- a phoenix with rider
- a prince on griffin
- a prince on dragon

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Lots of painting in the future XD


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Hi everyone!
I finally managed to get something done :p

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I really like this colour scheme better. It feels more elvish and less human.
I think i might go this way.

Cheers!


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Very nice Nusphigor, especially the last photo!

:)

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Liking the colour scheme, I briefly toyed with a goblin green colour scheme when I first started my elves way back when.

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