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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:13 pm 
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Finally he is done, Deral Lionbane rides again!
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First (and last) attempt at NMM, the mount counts as a dragon. Very happy how he turned out, but still might work a bit on the hair

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:59 pm 
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The NMM on the axe looks great! I think the hair looks just fine too. I will say though, I feel like the straight up scar white on his sword/scabbard looks a little out of place, perhaps too sharp/big of a highlight without another lighter color first. That's just my opinion though :) The wings look fantastic from this angle.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:39 pm 
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The scabbard is actually from the Silver Helms (this one) and the "scar" is the ribbon on it :)

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Just an all-round thumbs-up from me, you've gone all-in on this one!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:52 am 
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Thanks!

I'm planning on painting a unit of Phoenix Guard that I got used (they were undercoated and put together, so I had to tear one apart and raid my bitz box for some white lion pieces), but would like to keep them "regional" as well, since it always bothered me a little that every special unit of high elves is only coming from one kingdom and for any army to be fielded, they need to send troops all over the continent. It would make more sense to me if there were chariots from every kingdom, light cavalry from every kingdom, scouts from every kingdom but that each kingdom is KNOWN for a certain kind of warfare, so they're on average better at it. But without further ado, what do you think:
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I feel the helmet in particular is a definite improvement Luna.

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I like Deral :) what's the figure he's riding? I really like his pose.

I think the big picture highlights some of the imperfections on him, which you wouldn't notice in real life. Like the scabbard. Great model.

Good start on the phoenix guard. Nice use of your bits box. I think a whole unit of them will look epic. Though of course we'll miss the silly huge helmets the official models wear... ;)

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The mount is the manticore from this Raging Heroes kit with the wings from a Frostheart Phoenix and the tail stinger removed. I warmly recommend using their minis, they are very lovely and the people working there are really cool with great customer service :)

The problem with the upcoming PG unit is that I don't have enough bits to make them and paying 66€ for 10 guys is too rich for my blood. Might need to put them on a backburner for now until I can score some more PG and WL bits

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Luna Guardian wrote:
The mount is the manticore from this Raging Heroes kit with the wings from a Frostheart Phoenix and the tail stinger removed

The face in particular is splendid.

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SpellArcher wrote:
Luna Guardian wrote:
The mount is the manticore from this Raging Heroes kit with the wings from a Frostheart Phoenix and the tail stinger removed

The face in particular is splendid.

Thank you, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out :)

Since I made a mounted version, I had to also make one on foot. Deral Lionbane, slogging on!
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Nice. He looks suitably bad-ass. :) Can't really go wrong with a big axe.

The only thing for me is that the statue he's standing on could use another set of highlights. It's a bit dark and flat, which makes it look unfinished to me.

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Good eye and idea, will implement :)

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Prince of Spires wrote:
Can't really go wrong with a big axe.

+1, love the axe!

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I wanna fly like an eagle! Had two of these lying around and felt like painting something a little different for a change. I intentionally left the vines and leaves on the back unpainted and I am quite happy how they don't really show.
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Usually I don't like to leave things unpainted. But good choice I think. Even for wood elves I don't like those vines.


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Luna Guardian wrote:
I wanna fly like an eagle!

ABBA?

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But without the vines how is anyone supposed to know they crashed through a bunch of trees to get here?

Or something like that.

Looking good. I liked painting my eagles. They're pretty fast to paint (meaning fast results) and they're indeed quite different from elves.

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Prince of Spires wrote:
But without the vines how is anyone supposed to know they crashed through a bunch of trees to get here?

Or something like that.

Looking good. I liked painting my eagles. They're pretty fast to paint (meaning fast results) and they're indeed quite different from elves.

Rod

I think I still have one or two actual eagles somewhere that I might paint after stripping the god awful and thick paint from fourteen years ago (Jesus!), just to have a bit more of a break before tackling more elves. I've run into the unfortunate bottleneck that I am out of the necessary bitz to continue my project and all the online bit stores are out of everything :/

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ABBA?

Nope, Seal

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Luna Guardian wrote:
Nope, Seal

The man can certainly sing. I really liked Crazy and Killer also, come to that.

The ABBA song was great too.

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Griffon riders project is underway! Thoughts, ideas, suggestions?
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You got those to rank up pretty well. I'm impressed.


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I really like the way the first one is gripping.

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Shannar, Sealord wrote:
You got those to rank up pretty well. I'm impressed.

Thanks! I am pretty happy myself, although changes have already been made. I think I prefer it this way, more variance in the pose and the rider looks less "rodeo-ey"

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I really like the way the first one is gripping.

That sounds...a little dirty :P

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Luna Guardian wrote:
Griffon riders project is underway! Thoughts, ideas, suggestions?

First thought, he seems to be missing a head ;)

They look awesome. At least the ones I see. The second picture seems missing...

I like how you've given them different poses . It adds a nice variety and they look pretty natural (as far as possible with griffons of course ;) ) I'm looking forward to how the unit will turn out.

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