Ulthuan

Ulthuan, Home of the Asur
It is currently Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:05 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 169 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:13 pm 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
Finally he is done, Deral Lionbane rides again!
Image

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

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:59 pm 
Offline
Librarian
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:00 pm
Posts: 246
Location: The grassy fields of Ellyrion (Utah, United States)
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.

_________________
Asurion Whitestar wrote:
Thats me.....
..... semi-genius Asurion Whitestar!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:39 pm 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
The scabbard is actually from the Silver Helms (this one) and the "scar" is the ribbon on it :)

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:37 pm 
Offline
Green Istari

Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Posts: 12691
Location: Otherworld
Just an all-round thumbs-up from me, you've gone all-in on this one!

:)

_________________
A New Blog (Orcs and Goblins)
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=70550
Cavalry Prince Reloaded
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=70001


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:52 am 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
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:
Image
Image

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:47 pm 
Offline
Green Istari

Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Posts: 12691
Location: Otherworld
I feel the helmet in particular is a definite improvement Luna.

_________________
A New Blog (Orcs and Goblins)
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=70550
Cavalry Prince Reloaded
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=70001


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:39 am 
Offline
Auctor Aeternitatum
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 7235
Location: The city of Spires
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... ;)

Rod

_________________
Eirik wrote:
Please try to remember that, no matter how 'official' the source seems, rumours are basically just a dictionary combined with a random number generator

For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:47 pm 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
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

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:33 pm 
Offline
Green Istari

Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Posts: 12691
Location: Otherworld
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.

_________________
A New Blog (Orcs and Goblins)
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=70550
Cavalry Prince Reloaded
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=70001


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:40 pm 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
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!
Image

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:36 am 
Offline
Auctor Aeternitatum
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 7235
Location: The city of Spires
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.

Rod

_________________
Eirik wrote:
Please try to remember that, no matter how 'official' the source seems, rumours are basically just a dictionary combined with a random number generator

For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:13 am 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
Good eye and idea, will implement :)

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:34 pm 
Offline
Green Istari

Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Posts: 12691
Location: Otherworld
Prince of Spires wrote:
Can't really go wrong with a big axe.

+1, love the axe!

:)

_________________
A New Blog (Orcs and Goblins)
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=70550
Cavalry Prince Reloaded
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=70001


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:03 pm 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
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.
Image

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:39 pm 
Offline
Very Helpful Elf

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:10 am
Posts: 3923
Location: Patroling the Sea Lanes
Usually I don't like to leave things unpainted. But good choice I think. Even for wood elves I don't like those vines.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:00 pm 
Offline
Green Istari

Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Posts: 12691
Location: Otherworld
Luna Guardian wrote:
I wanna fly like an eagle!

ABBA?

_________________
A New Blog (Orcs and Goblins)
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=70550
Cavalry Prince Reloaded
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=70001


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:17 am 
Offline
Auctor Aeternitatum
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 7235
Location: The city of Spires
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

_________________
Eirik wrote:
Please try to remember that, no matter how 'official' the source seems, rumours are basically just a dictionary combined with a random number generator

For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:36 am 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
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 :/

SpellArcher wrote:
ABBA?

Nope, Seal

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:33 pm 
Offline
Green Istari

Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Posts: 12691
Location: Otherworld
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.

_________________
A New Blog (Orcs and Goblins)
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=70550
Cavalry Prince Reloaded
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=70001


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:22 pm 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
Griffon riders project is underway! Thoughts, ideas, suggestions?
Image
Image
Image

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:26 pm 
Offline
Very Helpful Elf

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:10 am
Posts: 3923
Location: Patroling the Sea Lanes
You got those to rank up pretty well. I'm impressed.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:01 pm 
Offline
Green Istari

Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:26 am
Posts: 12691
Location: Otherworld
I really like the way the first one is gripping.

_________________
A New Blog (Orcs and Goblins)
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=70550
Cavalry Prince Reloaded
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=70001


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:52 am 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
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"

Image

SpellArcher wrote:
I really like the way the first one is gripping.

That sounds...a little dirty :P

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:23 am 
Offline
Auctor Aeternitatum
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 7235
Location: The city of Spires
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.

Rod

_________________
Eirik wrote:
Please try to remember that, no matter how 'official' the source seems, rumours are basically just a dictionary combined with a random number generator

For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:17 pm 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
Been a while, but I got some big updates! First off, the Phoenix Guard project has yielded some results:
Image

I got my PG and plastic WL second hand, so I could only make the 8 for now. I have a large amount of new WL coming in this week, but since I am out of PG bitz, they'll have to remain at this size for now.

Then, my Lion Rider project has gotten off to a great point where I am fairly happy with the rider design and I have all the 12 lions I need (10 for the unit and 2 for characters):
Image

They rank up TERRIBLY, but I like the idea and the look of the unit, so I'll bear the constant shuffling!

Finally, my key new unit. Counting as Drakon Riders for Kings of War, I present to you, the Griffin Knights of Tor Charta!
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:44 pm 
Offline
Very Helpful Elf

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:10 am
Posts: 3923
Location: Patroling the Sea Lanes
Seems everyone is returning. Welcome back.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:47 pm 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
Thanks Shannar. Could turn out to be a fairly brief return, need to finish my Master's thesis and got a new job. Oh, and a wedding to plan. But I still try, can't ever stay away for too long!

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:56 pm 
Offline
Very Helpful Elf

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:10 am
Posts: 3923
Location: Patroling the Sea Lanes
Been though all of those, pretty much at the same time, myself. They take a fair bit focus and attention. And then kids come. I'd already been pulled away from here for a few years prior to all that though. The Taliban has always had more power than one would have expected I guess.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:21 am 
Offline
Auctor Aeternitatum
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Posts: 7235
Location: The city of Spires
Great to see an update here :)

Congrats on the wedding. And all the other stuff. And indeed, enjoy all the free time you have currently. It's loads. Just get some kids and you'll find out ;)

Though I was smart enough to do one after the other instead of all of that at the same time. ;)

The griffon riders are great. Perhaps I should check out Kings of War, just so I can get a unit of griffons on the field. I'm amazed that you actually manage to get them lined up.

The Phoenix Guard / White Lion combination works remarkedly well together. They look natural and took a second look to see the different bits on there. So well done. If you need more bits you can always check out bits stores. Hoard 'O Bits has a whole bunch of PG bits available. There's probably more stores on ebay and the likes as well.

As for the Lion riders, well. They're elves riding freaking bad-ass lions. What's not to like. And you managed to get 12 of them. No easy feat I think. So, bring on the pictures!

Rod

_________________
Eirik wrote:
Please try to remember that, no matter how 'official' the source seems, rumours are basically just a dictionary combined with a random number generator

For Nagarythe: Come to the dark side.
PS: Bring cookies!

Check out my plog
Painting progress, done/in progress/in box: 167/33/91


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:57 am 
Offline
Pendragon
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:52 am
Posts: 1669
Location: Cold, miserable and expensive Finland
Prince of Spires wrote:
Great to see an update here :)

Congrats on the wedding. And all the other stuff. And indeed, enjoy all the free time you have currently. It's loads. Just get some kids and you'll find out ;)

Thanks! As for the kids, that's still at least a little off. And it's why I picked a wife, they'll gladly handle all of the kids' needs, right? Right?

Prince of Spires wrote:
Though I was smart enough to do one after the other instead of all of that at the same time. ;)

In hindsight, I should have gone back to school to get my Master's a few years ago. But oh well, better late than never!

Prince of Spires wrote:
The griffon riders are great. Perhaps I should check out Kings of War, just so I can get a unit of griffons on the field. I'm amazed that you actually manage to get them lined up.

I really do warmly recommend KoW, it's more fun than I've had with Warhammer, maybe ever, and the rules are free on Mantic's website. Only downside is that the characters don't feel quite so special, but even that is ultimately a good thing IMHO. No unkillable lords that just curbstomp entire armies.

Raning the griffons wasn't easy, especially the middle one. The damn thing still spins around every time I move the unit, but at least I have a full regiment. Might make one more, in case I ever want to field a Horde, but I've other projects to do first :)

Prince of Spires wrote:
The Phoenix Guard / White Lion combination works remarkedly well together. They look natural and took a second look to see the different bits on there. So well done. If you need more bits you can always check out bits stores. Hoard 'O Bits has a whole bunch of PG bits available. There's probably more stores on ebay and the likes as well.

HoB is US based, right? Shipping and customs to Finland would be a bitch :(

Prince of Spires wrote:
As for the Lion riders, well. They're elves riding freaking bad-ass lions. What's not to like. And you managed to get 12 of them. No easy feat I think. So, bring on the pictures!

Thanks :) . I got rather lucky, someone was getting rid of their High Elves and I got two chariots for super cheap. Pulled them apart, used some of the other bitz for conversions (I have another 20 or so spearmen being painted), will use the broken chariots for objective markers (not necessarily as chariots though, yet another Cunning Plan (tm) ) and got the last 4 lions needed for my projects. Well, maybe still need one more. Mounted Elven King, mounted mage, mounted battle standard bearer...

_________________
Prince Deral Lionbane, head of the House of Lionbane, Lord of Lionstone and Warden of Tor Charta

Luna, try not to beat them too hard. They are proud about their pseudo-glorious past and their present nothingness, you know.
-Elmoth, about Caledorians


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 169 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group