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Offline Shadowlord

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Getting back to some Empire painting...
« on: April 25, 2010, 07:20:07 PM »
I finally managed to test paint two models for what I hope will be a new fantasy army.

What stunned me with the new plastic is how delicate they are compared to my earlier 6th ed. versions, and after having been painting a ton of Ogres lately a pain in the arse to get right. I think with a little training I will get my act together and do something that resembles an army. These two took about two hours each including my autumn looking base. This will be my army standard (leaders etc. more time).




I assembled more archers today that I will paint soonish.

Oh, and here are some of my maneaters for my Ogre army (appropriate for this forum I think).  :icon_cool:

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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 07:35:02 PM »
love the ogers..how did you do the hats green stuff? :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:
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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010, 07:45:50 PM »
I tend not to be too keen on Altdord armies but they are really very, very nice. :eusa_clap:.The ogres are awesome as well  :::cheers:::

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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2010, 08:04:06 PM »
Those are great, the archers face in particular is especially good. Really subtle lining there. You must have a pretty steay hand.

Offline Hauptmann Gustl

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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010, 08:55:46 PM »
Yeah! Go for Altdorf  :happy:. The ogres are awesome  :::cheers:::. I am also interested in how you managed to sculp the hats. What head did you use for the human captain? Is it out of the greatswords box? Your work is definately inspiring - I will return to my painting desk tomorrow.

Offline fbjorn

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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2010, 09:03:02 PM »
Looks really good, I want the new plastics too. Ind I like the autumn bases.

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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2010, 11:25:58 PM »
If my understanding is correct Shadowlord has another modeler do the greenstuff, but he does the painting.

SL ... I think that's the first time I've seen any Empire models painted by you.  It seems like a straight forward painting style, and there seems to be some good black lining going on, comined with the use of washes.  I can see how moving from the larger models used with Ogre armies could make it a challenge to get back into painting the smaller Empire models.
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Offline YankinDeez

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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2010, 06:37:10 AM »
Looking great, always like to see an Altdorf scheme  :biggriin:

Offline valdreth

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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010, 07:01:02 AM »
Really like the bases mate what colours did you use on the sand?

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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2010, 08:00:29 AM »
Love 'em

A whole army painted like that is going to look very very nice...
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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010, 08:12:09 AM »
I hate you Shadowlord!!! 2 hours to get those models looking like that...

But you make it up by having it in Altdorf scheme and those are great looking models!!

Hope to see lots more Altdorfians!
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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2010, 10:21:11 AM »
Really like the bases mate what colours did you use on the sand?

Basecoat scorched, brushed earth, thin brush desert, and üba-thin bleached.

If my understanding is correct Shadowlord has another modeler do the greenstuff, but he does the painting.

Almost! I have had several units, this Ogre as well, commissioned by a friend of mine. However, most of my Ogre army is done by my own hands, including converting miniatures and working with GS. Puffy clothes that look awesome is yet to reach my grasp but maybe one day.

@ All - Thanks!  :icon_cool:
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Offline Valetus

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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2010, 05:35:58 PM »
Very nice. I like how you did some extreme shadows/fine black lines while still maintaining a realistic finish.

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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2010, 01:50:11 AM »
Very nice, now I am inspired to do altdorf... :biggriin:
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Re: Getting back to some Empire painting...
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2010, 09:38:29 AM »
Very nice. I like how you did some extreme shadows/fine black lines while still maintaining a realistic finish.

They don't call him Shadowlord for nothing,  :wink:
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