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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:58 pm 
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So AoS is here. I've decided to scrap and rebuild my high elves.

Here is the first unit i've been working on the last couple of weeks.

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Spearmen.

Im not a fan of the old plastics, weird proportions.

The really old plastics are nice but too stiff.

Lothern seaguard are nice but stiff and im going to use those for lothern seaguard...

So... I ended up using dark elf spearmen.

The spears do not fit and ill change them eventually, otherwise im quite happy for now.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:35 pm 
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Your work looks quite good, though I look forward to a cleaner photo.

I agree with your thoughts about the HE spears (unless you go even older). I don't love the DE ones either, but if you are sticking with sort of recent GW stuff they are easily the best choice. I'd recommend checking out lastsword elves though if brand isn't an issue.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:49 pm 
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being able to change the models stance with the spear at the ready was a really important factor to me.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:07 pm 
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Really nice Botjer! The painting, poses and basing are all great.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:46 am 
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Thank you! I have more in the pipeline, among other things a really conversion heavy unit of silverhelms


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:49 am 
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I don't know why, but somehow this unit has a strong Gondor/Minas Tirith vibe going on there... Or is it just me?
otherwise great use of the better proportioned DE models. If they would just come with scale armour instead of chainmail...
but sculpting scales gets really tedious for large troop numbers...
Now I'm really eager to see those silverhelms you mentioned.


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I like them. You managed to get a disciplined look to them while still mixing up the poses. The risk always is that they look unorganized with spears sticking out all over the place. But you pulled it off nicely. I like the shields as well. Did you use decals for them?

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I don't know why, but somehow this unit has a strong Gondor/Minas Tirith vibe going on there... Or is it just me?

I think it's the silver and blue combination that brings out the Gondor feeling.

And, indeed, bring on the silver helms. And pictures of the treemen (?) hiding in the back of the spearmen photo are welcome as well of course. :)

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Yes they have alot of common with gondor troops, ofcourse gondor troops have black uniforms, not white ;) You might be thinking of Arnor.
But the helmet shape is similar.

The problem with having used these guys is that everything else is too small now :(

I'm having trouble making archers. Trying to find a nice way to make good looking archers.

And yes I've used transfers, I was lucky as hell and find some old transfersheets.

Now i have another problem, I generally avoid white, and use ulthuan grey, but the transfers are pure white, this makes my ulthuan grey look dull, so i'm probably going to add a thin grey layer to just tune down the bright white of the transfers.

You'll get pictures of the silverhelms soon :)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:22 am 
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Botjer wrote:
I'm having trouble making archers. Trying to find a nice way to make good looking archers.

How about these Archers regiment (20)?

They are from Lastsword, which Shannar referred to earlier. They're a fairly new company I think and they've posted links to a couple of their kickstarter projects on here earlier this year. I haven't seen them in real life, but they look pretty good. If you want to stick to GW models then I think the wood elf range probably has the best options.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:32 am 
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No I dont think so, not a fan of the style.

Easiest would be dreadspear body and archer arms, either from high elf archers or from woodelf archers.

Been looking at glade guard as well


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