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Offline eliseau

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expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« on: May 24, 2010, 07:54:19 PM »
Great Swords

small unit of swords

a combination of plastic and metal Great Swords from the left

now from the right

halberds

blue wizard

custom Arch Lector warrior priest next to an empire captain

over head view of everything i have managed to finish so far

tell me what you think!

Offline Hauptmann Gustl

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Re: expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 08:47:55 PM »
I think you have a nice collection and a great army there  :::cheers:::. I am not an expert on heraldy but what is the background of your army? Does the combination of green and orange refer to Nordland?
Or are your troops for hire?

Whom do you serve, swordsman? :Ohmy:

Offline Henerius

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Re: expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 08:50:29 PM »
You must be Irish or at least have an Irish relative. The only thing gone missing is the harp.

The greatsword with the skellie head is a bit..   to metal for me though. Great mix of new and older models.   :::cheers:::

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Offline Zak

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Re: expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 09:10:47 PM »
very nice Army dude :smile2:
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Offline eliseau

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Re: expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010, 09:12:49 PM »
thanks to all three of you for your comments, it's nice to get some feed back because i haven't been painting models for very long.
I am half Irish and i was trying to represent that in my army and i really should have thrown in a harp somewhere but i just forgot.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2010, 08:42:51 PM by eliseau »

Offline Valetus

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Re: expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010, 10:16:11 PM »
looking quite good. I would suggest doing a bit more work on the shields as they are often a focal point on a model and currently look a bit flat compared to the rest of the miniature.

Offline eliseau

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Re: expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010, 11:20:04 PM »
thanks for the advice.
what would you suggest as far as how you do your shields?

Offline eliseau

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Re: expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2010, 03:38:05 PM »
two more pictures

steam tank and battle standard bearer

just a better angle of the battle standard bearer's face

Offline Henerius

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Re: expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2010, 09:13:54 PM »
the man on that piece of rubble has a Boromir thing going on...  "for gondor!"

If I didn't see the vase the picture would have been spectacular  :mrgreen:  the flowers hanging from the sky ;)
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Offline Von Breden

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Re: expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2010, 09:20:05 PM »
Very nice! I like how natural your colours feel. The blue feathers and the steam tank are a bit flat perhaps, but the rest is really nice. I'm digging the bronzish look your greatswords have.
The flowers really fit with the army, by the way!
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Offline eliseau

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Re: expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2010, 09:32:50 PM »
thanks to all who have commented so far, all of your advice is great.
here's a few more pictures.









Offline peraturabo

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Re: expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2010, 05:24:14 PM »
Nice army,dude
keep it up

Offline Valetus

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Re: expanding army, Green and Orange Empire infantry
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2010, 09:47:03 PM »
thanks for the advice.
what would you suggest as far as how you do your shields?

I usually do mine with a relief on them (i.e. the older edition ones) but otherwise I paint the reikland symbol on.  I think a few battle makes on the plain ones and a lighter metal highlight on the ones that do have a symbol could improve it. I wouldn't change them to simply coloured such as halved as I like your bare metal look.