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Offline Fungus

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Yet an other Ostermark blog! (Pic heavy)
« on: March 16, 2010, 01:18:36 AM »
So I finally got around to taking ok picture of my ok stuff. After a struggle with Averland... I settled on Ostermark. I'm just starting so some C.C. would be more than welcomed. Keep in mind that most of the stuff is not quite finished (ex. basing)

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« Last Edit: July 05, 2010, 03:31:10 PM by ElenaDrouin »
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Offline griffit

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Re: Yet an other Ostermark blog, and some bonus stuff (Pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 06:14:03 AM »
Looking good.
I'm not a great fan of the bases; a bit to full to my oppinion, and the white on the swords men is a bit to clean for my taste. 

But I love the checkers and lining in the puffy sleaves.

Overall great work

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Offline Fungus

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Re: Yet an other Ostermark blog, and some bonus stuff (Pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 05:25:29 PM »
Looking good.
I'm not a great fan of the bases; a bit to full to my oppinion, and the white on the swords men is a bit to clean for my taste. 

I do admit they are not awsome those bases :blush: but... i tried saving money by using dried tea leaves to "imitate" leaves in the fall. Guess it didn't work and I should spend the 20-30$ to make good bases.
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Re: Yet an other Ostermark blog, and some bonus stuff (Pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 05:47:58 PM »
Hmm I actually like the idea of how you did the bases..

In dutch it resembles "kreupelhout" and that translates into several English words but not sure which one grabs the actual implication I'm trying to find:

Copse, coppice, shrubs, bushes, brushwood, scrub, underwood, undergrowth. Though some more work on the bases outline is needed to give it a more clean look.
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Offline griffit

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Re: Yet an other Ostermark blog, and some bonus stuff (Pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 07:34:10 PM »
I don't want to be the wise ass; just  show what I did; and it was not so expensive.
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hope it gives you some idea's; the tea leaves could work fine; I'd just use a bit les

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Re: Yet an other Ostermark blog, and some bonus stuff (Pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 11:24:09 PM »
Can I be frank about the paint job? Sorry, but I know you could do a lot better.

The reason I'm being so blunt is because you are making the typical beginner- painting mistakes which can be averted quite easily.  I know you can do better because my miniatures looked like yours some time ago.

* I used to prime my miniatures white.

* I never mixed my paints with water.

* and I had no idea about the wonders of wash paints.

I could give you some pointers if you want or you could pop into your local Games Workshop, if you're lucky to live in a city that has one. The staff there could teach you to become a better painter in 20 minutes.

Don't be discouraged by my post, there is great potential in your work, you just need a little nudge in the right direction.

EDIT: wow, I feel like I came of as sounding arrogant. You work is really nice, it's just that it could so easily be much better, that's my point.
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Offline Finlay

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Re: Yet an other Ostermark blog, and some bonus stuff (Pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010, 12:17:03 AM »
The outrider horse is really very good.

The Hydra model (not paint job) is yucky though!

I don't think the tea leaves as fallen leaves really works though. It looks like barkchips which they have at playgrounds. You could use them as part of the base, but using them as the entire thing looks a bit odd.
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Offline Siberius

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Re: Yet an other Ostermark blog, and some bonus stuff (Pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010, 08:07:35 AM »
Like the colour scheme, very vibrant.

I actually used tea leaves for my bases, but it seems more crushed up ones. I actually emptied out tea bags to get them. (cheap nasty tea!).

Little example of how it turned out:


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Offline Fungus

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Re: Yet an other Ostermark blog, and some bonus stuff (Pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2010, 01:58:22 AM »
I could give you some pointers if you want or you could pop into your local Games Workshop, if you're lucky to live in a city that has one. The staff there could teach you to become a better painter in 20 minutes.

I would really appreciate having tips. The hobby shop I go to didn't have the best tips... So I put some of your pointers to work (I already used the washes profusely). And heres what it gives (I know its not empire... but i prefer to ruin a heretical dark elf than a good empire figure).


As for the basing, I'm going to get so proper grass and snow even to make some respectable looking stuff. And redo the ones you see here.
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Yet an other Ostermark blog, and some bonus stuff (Pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2010, 02:51:34 AM »


I use fine grained sand and paint it, then a bit of flocking/grass material. If you're looking to save money, try a model shop. They will usually have bags with twice as much material for half the price of GW stuff.

As Siberius said, though, I think tea leaves could work. My first thought was the same -- maybe look for tea that's more finely cut, or see if you can cut/crush the stuff you've got into smaller bits. I agree that it's not a bad idea.


Offline Fungus

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Re: Yet an other Ostermark blog, and some bonus stuff (Pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2010, 03:30:43 PM »
Well its been a really long time, but I finally have a little bit of material that I think is pretty finished. I just need to base.
Sorry for the quality of the pictures...
Looking forward for some C.C., just to see if I have been improving.

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Re: Yet an other Ostermark blog! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2010, 09:07:58 PM »
Good work.

Your skulls eyes are a bit dark, try doing them in codex grey.

Is that an Ostland engineer i see.
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Offline Valetus

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Re: Yet an other Ostermark blog! (Pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2010, 07:23:09 PM »
I really like those bases. The halberdiers seem to be a big improvement as the purple especially is not so "thick" looking.