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Offline Imperial

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The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« on: February 08, 2010, 03:40:43 AM »
Hi Guys

New to this forum but I have been playing around with bits and pieces of Empire for years and have finally stated finsihing some units.

The army is going to be planned around three basic themes

* Engineers/Steam Punk - lots of guns and machines if possible

* Hochland - I like the red/green colour scheme and am planning to do the basic foot troops in these colours

* Halflings - it's about time the moot pulled it weight . . . .

The bases for the army will be done in a cobblestone pattern to represent the army marching out of the city gates (or retreating rapidly!)

Hope to post some initial pictures up shortly
« Last Edit: February 08, 2010, 03:43:04 AM by Imperial »
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Offline Lord Quiran de Lancastre

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 04:39:37 AM »
your avatar is broken, you need to add in the HTML link for it or upload it directly from your computer(best method).

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Offline JensDk

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 12:08:18 PM »
Argh, dont hold out on us. I was all psyched to see some halflings, show us some runts =D
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Offline Imperial

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 08:28:04 PM »
Sorry to be such a tease with the Halflings - they are very WIP at the moment.

The first offering so far - Outrider Champion with Hochland Long Rifle

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Offline peraturabo

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 08:51:40 PM »
not bad at all :)

Offline warhammerlord_soth

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010, 09:09:33 PM »
pic's a bit dark..
 
looks quite good.
Have one  on Midaski's tab.  :::cheers:::
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Offline Imperial

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010, 08:41:31 PM »
A second Champ with Hochland



Mobile Rocket Launcher - this is a unit 'filler' for an Outrider unit, which is being modelled as a light horse rocket battery (as opposed to the much more immobile Hellstrom). I could also use this as a Hellstrom, with additional seperate figures as the 'crew'



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Offline Imperial

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2010, 07:35:15 AM »
Finally got a 1200 pt force completed

Warrior Priests Dougal & Ted



Two Outriders Squads





The Pistol Boys



The Cycle Knights






Pedal Lancers






Bucket on Wheels


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Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2010, 10:48:08 AM »
strange but very characterful an army I would like to see on tournaments  :::cheers:::

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2010, 12:18:29 PM »
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! i love it!!! :::cheers:::
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Offline peraturabo

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2010, 05:22:57 PM »
lol,great

Offline The Real Rick Salamone

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2010, 06:58:44 PM »
You should lose the integral bases on the cyclists.  It looks like it would be difficult to get them off but I think it would be worth the effort.
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Offline White Knight

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2010, 07:43:13 PM »
You should lose the integral bases on the cyclists.  It looks like it would be difficult to get them off but I think it would be worth the effort.

It will be impossible to secure them to the plastic base if you do that. What would be better would be to cut a hole in the plastic base and fit the integral base in it. Then use some putty to filll the gaps and smooth it out.

Offline Kirgan

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2010, 08:23:01 PM »
I like it  :::cheers::: :happy:
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Offline Imperial

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2010, 11:38:39 PM »
I had thought about removing the metal bases but the figures themselves are cast in a fairly 'bendy' metal and I decided not to risk it.
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Offline Hendrid

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2010, 11:44:31 PM »
Differant

Offline Midaski

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2010, 07:16:34 AM »
I had thought about removing the metal bases but the figures themselves are cast in a fairly 'bendy' metal and I decided not to risk it.

Difficult - you have gone to a lot of trouble with your 'stone' effect bases and the metal base on the model does detract from a very unusual unit.

I have recently been basing a lot of non-slotta models and after gluing them to a 20mm base, or cavalry base in your case, I have just used Polyfilla to level up the base. Ok I was going for a muddy or field look, but that type of filler is easy to smooth out and you could probably use some sort of tool to scribe in your stones.

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Offline Imperial

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2010, 12:52:09 AM »
Thanks Midaski - I'll have a think about this and practice on a spare model.

I had painted the bases grey in an attempt to blend it - the other option would be to add some flock and grass and just have them as 'rocks' in the road.

A bit lame but it might look better than the current scheme.
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Offline Kerbak

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2010, 07:25:01 PM »
very nice and interesting,,, the cycle knight are quite unique!!  :::cheers:::
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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2010, 08:02:51 PM »
LMAO Awesome- especially how good they look bearing down on the camera from unicycles!
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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2010, 09:21:57 PM »
DO we have another steveb in the making?  He would enjoy those cycle knights a lot I think.   Great, clever, job!

Offline Imperial

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Re: The Engineers of Hochland (plus some Halflings)
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2010, 10:48:23 PM »
Some Halflings at last



Very basic dip job but I hope to build up a unit of 30 or so
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