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doc_cthulhu
13-07-2009, 07:19
After serious lurking in this site I finally decided to contribute something of my own also. I recently started painting a Vampire Counts "army" for our warbands games. I'm in no hurry and as my real life sometimes tends to get in the way I can only hope that this log keeps me painting.

I'm kind of a lazy painter. I tend not to finalize my minis but then again I only battle with a couple of friends and just like to keep my armies painted.

Without further bs here's some pics of currently "finished" undeads.

A shot of my zombies:
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/187/50719832.jpg

A close-up
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/807/11467047.jpg

Beginning of a skeleton regiment:
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2341/16383162.jpg

Ghost host:
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/299/77351497.jpg

And the current general of my army - necromancer converted from Lord of Nurgle:
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6903/54254908.jpg

As a huge fan of HoMM gameline I decided to theme the army according the newest version of the game. My lord will be Markal the Necromancer and most characters will be from the game also. The standard the skeleton is bearing carries the heraldry of Bull County (as pictured in the HoMM art book).

mrtn
13-07-2009, 09:43
Nice work, I really like that standard.

Cap'n Facebeard
13-07-2009, 10:37
Orc zombie FTW! Planning on zombifying any other races?

Gargobot
13-07-2009, 10:37
That standard does look great. I also like the orc zombie very much.
Nice work.

Magos Explorator
13-07-2009, 15:54
I concur about the standard! Your painting style works well for the Undead.

doc_cthulhu
13-07-2009, 17:09
Thanks! I already have one undead skaven but its such poor work that I'll have to build another one. Other than that I'm not sure. Other races don't have the same characteristic appearance (well lizardmen maybe but I'm theming my army to SoC as our WFRPG campaign takes place during the storm near Middenheim).

As for the orc I here's a close-up. Which naturally takes the edge away from it. ^_^

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/320/90358556.jpg

edit: I do actually have an army of beastmen... There could be some potential of zombifying them as the whole point of the army was to only use modified minis.

bob_the_small
14-07-2009, 10:53
I love that undead orc!

mdiscala
14-07-2009, 20:18
very cool stuff

doc_cthulhu
15-07-2009, 10:50
As I'm in no time to finish any painting (basicly because my "mini-time" goes into putting these chaps together) here are some WIP pictures. I'm trying to reach a theme that can be described as "freshly deads of Storm of Chaos" as well as keep the HoMM5 in mind.

As the army is going to be necromancer driven decided not to include any blood dragons as vampires but build a regiment of undead White Wolfs instead:
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/warseer1/01.jpg

Here's some core choices for my army. WIP skeletons and ghouls. The fat one in the middle of ghouls will be ghast. He's build from beastman body and fattened with greenstuff. Some of the ghouls will have just began to descend into full ghoulhood (like the two in this pic) and they will be made with zombie and Empire part.
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/warseer1/02.jpg

As freshly dead go these will either be skeletons with hand weapon or my graveguard. Haven't decided yet.
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/warseer1/03.jpg

And as it seems to be mandatory ;) here's my workspace picture:
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/warseer1/04.jpg
(Notice the motivational poster)

IrraSevilla
23-07-2009, 14:02
Really good job, I like both the converting and the painting.

Keep on the good work!!!

I really like the poster, so many memories :_)

doc_cthulhu
05-08-2009, 07:06
After believing to have lost my camera in some drunken moment I was positively suprised when I actually found it where it should have been. I just didn't think to check my slingback...

Any - finding the camera gave the chance to take a few new pics of the increasing undead horde. As real life tends to get into the way of painting I've not managed to do much. As I'm also painting skavens as part of "The Tale of the Fantasy Painter" I can only hope that I manage to secure some time for these guys.

But without further mumblejamble, here're the pics:

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/warseer2/01.jpg
My ghouls will follow this color scheme. You can believe it's quite weird to start painting with pink and purple. But I still think that it all worked out quite nice. Some of these guys have just began to embrace the ghouldom and still look a bit like humans - namely the two guys flanking my crypt ghast (the fat guy in the middle).

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/warseer2/02.jpg
These grave guards took an insane amount of time (by my standards) and I'm still not sure about them. But I just can't stand to pick them up again. :D

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/warseer2/03.jpg
The Beginning of my spear wielding skeletons. Even though I had thought them as easy-to-paint minis they actually were not.

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/warseer2/04.jpg
The bases of the skeletons include a butchered Middenheim soldier as I'm planing to add something extra to each and every mini in this army.

bob_the_small
05-08-2009, 12:33
Really nice style, I love your conversions and painting!

doc_cthulhu
15-12-2009, 15:16
As I'm currently busy with the Tale of Fantasy Painter there hasn't been much time to paint anything else. However now that Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (3rd edition) has been published our group decided to go for high adventures in the Old World. We're starting the campaign next monday and it has fell on me to build and paint the characters of the group.

Here the first one. A mercenary from Norsca in search of power and booty!

http://i47.tinypic.com/10gdzi9.jpg

doc_cthulhu
16-12-2009, 17:13
Two more guys for the rpg. Bright Wizard and a Barber-Surgeon. This lack the final touches (some highlighting and glow effect from the wizard's staff) as well as probably new bases. But are still quite nice.

http://i46.tinypic.com/2a9y9e1.jpg

doc_cthulhu
09-03-2010, 12:55
Another break from TotFP - those skaven keep coming into my dreams already...

This time it's a start for a Reikland mercenary band for Mordheim (Coreheim rules). The pictures are quite dull as the battery from both of my cameras was dead when taking these and I had to take them with my cellphone. Aaaanyhow I really like how they all turned out and will certainly post the marksmen and young bloods as I have them painted and ready to go.

Henchmen warriors with spear and shield
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/mordheim/henchmen1.jpg

Heroes and a hired sword
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/mordheim/heroes1.jpg

As always C&C is welcomed (and a little expected)!

LocaLicious
09-03-2010, 17:07
the tatoos on the mercenary are very impressive!!
rly like the henchmen as well . good job

doc_cthulhu
20-07-2010, 17:57
So I decided to try my wings at sculpting and went the easy way and choose to model a spawn of Slaanesh for my Path to Glory warband. I've never done something like this before so all ideas and tips are really welcomed.

I started with the basic shape made from folio and some wire. As I'm not big on planing things ahead I just went with it. I've had an extremely busy, hot and annoying day and I'm more surprised than anybody that I managed to get anything done at all!

So the basic form for the spawn-to-be:

http://medialaisten.kuppikunta.com/laurimaijala/foorumikuvat/figutuunaus/20072010/spawn01.jpg

As I mixed the milliput I couldn't believe how I always seem to forget to keep water at hand. Working with milliput (and greenstuff for that matter) is so much easier when it's wet. I didn't worry too much about this phase of the project as I knew I would cover all of the brown with green.

http://medialaisten.kuppikunta.com/laurimaijala/foorumikuvat/figutuunaus/20072010/spawn02.jpg

At this point I decided to give it proper time to dry. And after 30min I had used my google-fu and whipped up this "oven". And it really worked! Usually milliput (especially when it's wet) dries up too slowly for my nerves but this thing reduced the time from a day to hours! Of course I'm not too sure it's really dried up at the core but I don't care. At least at this point as it's my first try anyway.

http://medialaisten.kuppikunta.com/laurimaijala/foorumikuvat/figutuunaus/20072010/uuni.jpg

Having already seen the "oven" in work I decided to try a couple of small addings with greenstuff. I don't have any fancy stuff for the modelling part (for filing for example) so I didn't want any fingerprints on the green stuff. It's much more easier to let it dry in the oven and move to next phase. At first I didn't want to include any plastic parts but decided against it as I saw that they would bring the model in much sharper shape. Giving it some focus points that could cover my crappy modelling skills. ^_^

These two examples are only links as I'm not sure how the forum deals with nudity. Even when it's made in such a bad way. These are most likely X-rated:

Spawn pic 1 (http://medialaisten.kuppikunta.com/laurimaijala/foorumikuvat/figutuunaus/20072010/spawn03.jpg)

Spawn pic 2 (http://medialaisten.kuppikunta.com/laurimaijala/foorumikuvat/figutuunaus/20072010/spawn04.jpg)

doc_cthulhu
20-07-2010, 18:00
Also. I painted this for Coreheim a few days ago:

http://medialaisten.kuppikunta.com/laurimaijala/foorumikuvat/figutuunaus/20072010/beastwiz.jpg

Some chaos warriors for... nothing really:

http://medialaisten.kuppikunta.com/laurimaijala/foorumikuvat/figutuunaus/070710/kaaos.jpg

ButterflysOP
20-07-2010, 18:29
Huh that is a great little oven idea you rigged up there. Sure beats sitting around for a day watching it dry.

doc_cthulhu
20-07-2010, 18:42
I think so too! I was quite surprised it actually worked! It couldn't be a lot easier.

LarryLimerick
20-07-2010, 18:45
Some really cool looking minis here, some really inventive ideas good work!

doc_cthulhu
26-10-2010, 16:18
I've seriously neglected this log! I haven't had quite as much time for minis as I would like but there's some progress though! I'm currently participating in Tale of the Fantasy Painter. As a lazy boy for 1000points of Empire. Other than that our gaming group in currently playing Path to Glory with 7th and 8 th edition rules mixed together.

Next minis I'll be painting for PtG are four marauders with great weapons. As I've given away most of my marauders via bitz exchange I had to be creative and I came up with these four guys:

http://i52.tinypic.com/viihcj.jpg

As for the TotFP here's a sneak peak for next month's entry:

http://i55.tinypic.com/dnj67l.jpg

Joeli
26-10-2010, 19:36
very awsome log! nice painting and converting also. like the marauder adventures, cool tatoos!

just the only point of advice could be, that you should try to blend te colours together for a more natural effect.

furthermore its just great.

doc_cthulhu
27-10-2010, 13:04
Yeah I know about blending but I'm just too damn lazy to try to actually do it... :)

mdiscala
27-10-2010, 14:43
I like this log, lets see some more updates.

Abraham Danglebreech
27-10-2010, 21:56
Really like your painterly painting style. Nice to see somebody doing stuff specific for WFRP too :)

doc_cthulhu
03-11-2010, 18:08
WIP for the knights that I'm making for the Tale. Nothing really special here. Mainly because I was in a hurry and just went through some mini boxes and found these already glued. As for more updates... I can't promise anything more than some older pics that haven't found their way to here yet.

http://i55.tinypic.com/54g8zk.jpg

doc_cthulhu
09-11-2010, 08:54
http://i56.tinypic.com/veb0xh.jpg

I'm not sure if these are quite ready. I'll most likely add shields but it looks like something still needs to be done. The banner is carried by a knight of Reiksguard who accuired membership of Knight Panthers during Storm of Chaos (according to my army fluff). I would still like to use him as a part of (still to come) regular Reiksguard unit so painting a Knight Panthers symbol on it seems a bit unnecessary.

Any other ideas of what could/should be done?

Also - I noticed that I'll be needing to build an unit filler for my halberdier regiment. Suggestions about what I should add? I'm not doing an ogre as I've done so too many times. But other ideas are more than welcome!

Von Lust44
09-11-2010, 09:09
Awesome stuff mate, i'm converting a bunch of Vc's in a similar style (heaps of mixed minis) and i really love your work (paintwise and conversion wise).

Keep it up!

GuyLeCheval
09-11-2010, 12:30
I can't believe I am just one page two. I've seen so much!

Very good work, keep it up!

doc_cthulhu
17-11-2010, 10:37
"one page two" probably means "on page too" right? :)

Aaaaanyway. Here's a little update for this month TofFP entry. Six new guys for halberd unit. There isn't anything special here. Appart from them being the last pre-owned minis I'm going to buy. It took an insane amount of pine soap and washing to strip the paint from them and I still had to replace their heads to get better detail. Also one guy was missing a foot so I replaced it with a piece of match.

http://i52.tinypic.com/f0b31l.jpg

As this month is going to be a core month I've already assembled the next three halberd troops. They're what you could call "I want to be with my own unit"-troops. Assembled from different bodies or armed with weapons of a different unit in addition to their own. Nothing really special here either but just a little story behind a mini. My favorite one is the one on the right. He's from handgun unit and wouldn't shut up about it so his current unit pals have bind his mouth with rope.

There're also two handgunners at the back. From which one is made from pike&shotte model which I'm going to use a lot more.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2usjux3.jpg

Tiny
17-11-2010, 12:19
Love the idea of adding guys who look like they're from different units to a big block. Looks like their unit got destroyed so they joined another, or maybe they just got lost and ended up in the wrong place.

Gonna have to pinch this idea for my own blocks of infantry.

Abraham Danglebreech
17-11-2010, 12:29
Nice squad. The guy on the right oozes character. I'm thinking "Bridgeburners" & "Bonehunters"

doc_cthulhu
21-11-2010, 06:57
As I've been having an infernal week (in every possible way) I haven't had the time to paint as much as I would have liked to. I started to paint the halberdiers from previous post today but decided to keep the thread alive with an "army" shot of finished troops. So here ya go!

http://i56.tinypic.com/23t1kip.jpg

Most of these guys have been painted for this years Tale but there's also my Coreheim mercenaries "Donner Grollen" that will form a free company unit (the unit on the right + the three handgunners) and two wizards from which one was painted for pure fun and other as a mini for a bright wizard for WFRP. Previous posts include better shots from these "additional" troops.

doc_cthulhu
22-11-2010, 06:42
Managed to get those three chap painted yesterday and I dare to say that I'm happy with the results! Considering that these were guys quite quick to paint I think I might even paint whole swordmen unit with black and white. Highlighting on the halberds isn't so great but then again these are your basic rank-and-file soldiers.

http://i51.tinypic.com/2ibdmyh.jpg

Next in the line is Helblaster and two handgunners. After those I'm good for the Tale for a bit so I think I'll be doing some RPG minies. That naturally will swell the ranks of my free company.

mdiscala
22-11-2010, 11:15
real nice looking army there

Abraham Danglebreech
22-11-2010, 22:14
Digging those Halberdiers very much. I think those, the Undead, the Norsca Mercenary the Bright Wizard and Barber Surgeon are my favourites (particularly the last two). Looking forward to seeing more RPG minis

doc_cthulhu
23-11-2010, 08:47
I build a duelist yesterday for swordmen regiment. He's going to start a little TEW-style in the army. There's also going to be a bretonnian knight from our current rpg via skype and he's going to fight as a part of knightly order unit.

However I began to wonder what could a member of Empire do to defy chaos? You cannot step on flags or collect helmets etc. as they're all symbols of chaos and carry the taint with them? Beastmen heads could be one thing but what could I use as spoil of war from Warriors of Chaos? Your basic chaos armies can collect skulls, items, shields, flags etc. but men of Empire? Can't think of anything and I would still like to point out that they've been fighting against chaos.

El Antiguo Guardián
23-11-2010, 17:52
I love the metallic armour of your knigths. And the converts on your hallberds. You give me a great idea :)

Abraham Danglebreech
25-11-2010, 22:21
I began to wonder what could a member of Empire do to defy chaos? You cannot step on flags or collect helmets etc. as they're all symbols of chaos and carry the taint with them? Beastmen heads could be one thing but what could I use as spoil of war from Warriors of Chaos? Your basic chaos armies can collect skulls, items, shields, flags etc. but men of Empire? Can't think of anything and I would still like to point out that they've been fighting against chaos.

Something has just popped into my head (and so could be a bit too random). Where I grew up the farmers would hang dead moles in a row along a wire fence. Not sure why, but I guess maybe as trophies? Perhaps for the same reason that the ratcatcher character in WFRP has dead vermin hanging from his staff. Sooo, what I was thinking was, perhaps your soldiers could hang manikins representing the minions of chaos, or of the Chaos Gods themselves, from suitable parts of their equipment. Maybe this could show how many they have slain in the same way pilots of fighter aircraft in WWII chalked up their kill count on the outside of the plane.

Perhaps the manikins could be done in a punch & judy style? What if you had a unit that are renowned for specifically going into battle against Chaos? Perhaps all of them wear some sort of scaffold to hang the dolls from?

OR, what if you modeled some holy relics for the troops to carry?

Just some thoughts. Rambling over :)

doc_cthulhu
26-11-2010, 07:45
O_O

Excellent ideas AD! I even have some old wizard familiars that could easily be used as such. This will surely become a part of my army. Thank you very much.

Thanks for other commenters too. It's comments from other users that keep the plogs alive.

Here's a little something I'm working on right now. The two gunmen are almost finished. The one on the left is from Warlord Games' Pike&Shotte line (I think). It looks quite good but I'm still thinking that I shouldn't add more of these as they're somewhat different in scale as Warhammer minies and are as fantasy as I would like them to be.

http://i55.tinypic.com/2lmo4ue.jpg

After those two are done I'll be doing Helblaster volley gun, a cannon and crew for both. Here's a little WIP. If I'll get these done I've pretty much exceeded the goal for my TofTP for this month... :)

http://i53.tinypic.com/287kfw2.jpg

doc_cthulhu
29-11-2010, 09:49
Some furious painting happened yesterday as I got frustrated after cleaning about 40 state troops from horrible amount of paint (pre-painted minis might be cheap but they tend to take a lot more hours to complete). I finished my first cannon and the chaps in the previous post:

http://i55.tinypic.com/xpwl7b.jpg

I also glued two crew members for Helblaster. Other is your basic carrier (though I might undo him as I found another quite like him from the pre-owned pile) and the other shortly became my favorit mini in the whole army. I'm what you might call a "collector" (or more likely bitz-dragon) as I tend to collect bitz and never use them. While building this army I decided to try to use every bitz box and immidiately after I would have "hmm... this COULD work"-moment. So I build this dude using a Bretonnian man-at-arms head and he got a story for himself at the second I saw the head. He has made so many miscalculations during the Storm of Chaos that his crew mates gave him the clown hat to remimd him to be more accurate.

http://i51.tinypic.com/nvs2zd.jpg

Last piece is Old Hob (you might know him from WFRP2). He's actually only painted with four colors and devlan mud. The pic looks great but the minis not so complete in real life.

http://i54.tinypic.com/309ldt0.jpg

mdiscala
30-11-2010, 00:17
Cool idea with the tree stump

doc_cthulhu
03-12-2010, 06:08
Yeah I thought so too.

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Build some more troops to be painted. And as it seems I would most likely need 30-40 (or even 50!) halberd troopers I just had to build some more of them. There's your "dwarf friend" with a pipe, dwarven medallion and some bottles at his back. Two more or less basic soldiers and one with skull mask (can't remember the famous unit from Empire Heraldry).

http://i56.tinypic.com/35helg5.jpg

Couple more war machine crew members for Helblaster and/or great cannon.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2pzkuvm.jpg

And an unit champion from yet-to-come swordmen. This champion is a member of Oberhau from Nuln (which can be found Witch Hunter's Hand book for those that are interested) who's starting a little TEW project for the army. He's still missing the flock from his base in this pic.

http://i56.tinypic.com/ouvdxi.jpg

doc_cthulhu
13-12-2010, 09:39
After missplacing the unit champion from previous post (how exactly does the parchment flow upwards?!) I decided to build other troops than halberdians for a change. I recently bought a battalion box for Empire and went for the great swords. Only to realize I needed building instructions to get their hands to match! I seriously hate two handed weapons... There's little something extra in each soldier but not as much as with the halberd trooppers. I also build a Knight of the White Wolf on foot (which could also serve as a Warrior Priest of Ulric).

http://i53.tinypic.com/35jlbb5.jpg

I've also managed to paint four more soldiers for the halberd unit (now consting of 19 soldiers with command group):

http://i53.tinypic.com/2qcm0rn.jpg

...and a Helblaster Volley Gun - which looks much worse in real life... I actually hate it so much I doubt I'll ever use it if I can't find the nerves to re-paint it. Painting black is always a downer for me...

http://i56.tinypic.com/104luvl.jpg

doc_cthulhu
27-12-2010, 05:39
Little something more! What could it be? A little something extra for knights and a start of the swordmen:

http://i53.tinypic.com/102pb4l.jpg

And of course something completely different, halberdiers:

http://i55.tinypic.com/9gyhb6.jpg

I decided that there should be 20 halberdiers with the Hochland uniform so that I could (if I so would choose) wield them as a single unit also.

Managed to find the duelist for swordmen. It doesn't show in this picture but on the shield at his waist is written "Oberhau". This is one mini I'm truly happy with (as is the swordman in the firsts post) but naturally this time the photo doesn't make him justice:

http://i52.tinypic.com/mt3ymu.jpg

Here's a little something that will be painted next:

http://i52.tinypic.com/azjvd0.jpg

Also as the army is Storm of Chaos centered there's going to be a group of white knights:

http://i55.tinypic.com/309lq1j.jpg

as well as some Bretonnian knights (who will act as basic knightly order knights):

http://i56.tinypic.com/2r759jn.jpg

mdiscala
27-12-2010, 17:35
Love the color choices on that duelist.

doc_cthulhu
01-01-2011, 07:33
Thanks mate!

Here's a catch up of what I've painted from September to this day.


http://i56.tinypic.com/sde0w7.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/5bxr4j.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/4smyid.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/2qwgf1v.jpg

http://i53.tinypic.com/esu7ol.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ec0j1w.jpg

IllidanStormrage
02-01-2011, 04:32
i love the painting you the color toneees are great!

Mr.chair
02-01-2011, 16:52
Nicely done. I always love the look of an empire army that bridges multiple provinces. All the colors pull your eye to each individual piece and hold it there. The captain in black is, of course, the best of them all. He's awesome.

Joeli
02-01-2011, 17:06
this log is just great. like the very characteristic models, and subtle but awsome convertions, even tough the painting isnt perfect, and could use some more paint-layers, water & blending, you will receive all of my 5 stars :)

Boreas_NL
03-01-2011, 07:06
Nice looking army... There's a lot of diversity there, and some very nice conversions too! Also, the multi-state approach is very, very good!

I'll be stealing some of your ideas for my own Empire army :D...

Edit: Where are the Stirlanders? You gotta have some Stirlanders... They drink their ale hot!

Seville
03-01-2011, 07:13
Not sure where you're going with all this, but it's really pretty. Lots of colors everywhere, but it's not unpleasant at all. It's all well executed and looks great.

doc_cthulhu
03-01-2011, 16:39
Thanks for all of your good words! I like getting feedback and questions and will surely answer to all of them so here's some answer:

@Joeli - yeah I know. I don't know if it can be seen but I'm really lazy painter. I get tend to lose my nerves really early so it's as fast paint as possible for me. Layering isn't for me. I have tried it but as I'm always drawn to horde armies (mainly because I hate elves) I have to paint a lot of troops. They look usually much better in real life as the camera pics all the flaws and brush marks.

@Boreas_NL - Stirlanders are coming! My order from Maelstorm got stuck because of the holidays. I'm hoping to get it during this week and then there will be rustic and poor chaps to join my halberd unit! I'm also curious about what you thought to steal? I really like your log (planing of stealing the messenger unit filler... :P ) and can't wait to see them painted!

@Seville - To Chaos Wastes! There should be much more variety in the troops but my magnets run out so Bretonnian knights (to be used as knightly order knights) and dwarven thunderers (for handgunner attachment) aren't there yet. It's going to be a good sized after-the-war army!

doc_cthulhu
13-02-2011, 04:40
One and half a month of building and no painting at all... Phew... That was some major building but it just needed to be done as my son has began to crawl and I needed to clean my bit boxes from his reach. To the garage... Oh well! At least now I have something to paint!

These two were the only heroes that needed basing (and therefor were around when I took these photos in a hurry - there're a punch of other mages as well for variety's sake).

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/viikko7/herot.jpg

This is my lord choice (at least before I build the War Altar that seems to be mandatory). She's a Bretonnian Prophetess of the Lady who counts as mage lord on pegasus. I really like the base and I'm hoping some water effects will work out.

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/viikko7/mageonpegasos.jpg

Random dudes from bitz boxes to act as militia. The dwarf is my favorite though I usually loath them.

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/viikko7/militia.jpg

Additional firepower. Now there's enough handgunners for block of 20 shooters. Only one command group though as I think I'll be handling them as detachments if there's no need for that big of a block.

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/viikko7/pyssyt.jpg

Knights to rise their number to 10. Again some Bretonnians too as a like the feeling of mixed units. It also helps to get my Bretonnian army a little further if GW decides to publish their new armybook sometime...

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/viikko7/ritarilisa.jpg

A new block entirely. I mixed old statetroops and bodies of archers to create this unit. And it turned out pretty great. There's an odd halfling there too. Mainly because I just found them from my collection. They're GW minies but might be even too small.

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/viikko7/swordmen.jpg

...to be concluded

doc_cthulhu
13-02-2011, 04:40
...continued

Nothing special here.

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/viikko7/tykit.jpg

These were my favorite conversion - Vampire Hunters from the borders of Sylvania. Outriders with fanatic pieces. Turned out great!

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis/viikko7/vampirehunters.jpg

I hope I can get them primed today and maybe start painting tomorrow!

Abraham Danglebreech
13-02-2011, 11:16
Great stuff! I've been thinking about using the archers like that too. The Outrider/Fanatic combo is inspired. Looking forward to seeing them painted. Also, the fella stood next to the Dwarf looks like Patsy (http://www.wired.com/geekdad/tag/holy-grail/)

doc_cthulhu
13-02-2011, 13:59
Holy Hand Grenade! You're right. Maybe I should but him back on the modeling table...

Cragum
13-02-2011, 15:59
really liking the army as awhole and all the nice detail to models you have put in.

have to say my favourite thing about this log is the fact no one model is the same!

Keep up the ace work!

doc_cthulhu
23-04-2011, 05:17
After losing all inspiration for painting (that's the spring for me) I finally have trained my 11 month old son to let dad do some painting have have been furiously creating minis for our new WFRP campaign. I seriously tried to have a campaign without skaven this time but as one of the players made an insanely paranoid rat catcher and a new-to-warhammer player wanted to fight against the rat people I had little choice...

So I just decided to do a horde of skaven to bound some sense to my players!

This week I've mostly been painting:

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko16/skavenit02.jpg

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko16/skavenit01.jpg

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko16/kaapionkaverit.jpg

As the PCs also needed characters I've build them:

Synab Eichenfass - Commoner who decided to become a boatman with his first exp.
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko16/Synab.jpg

Nils Bärherz - a hunter
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko16/nils.jpg

And as I'm too laze to pick up the camera now to get a photo of Barbanas Esker, the rat catcher I give you a random squig which was painted in 5min and gave me an inspiration boost for all this speed painting:

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko16/squig.jpg

doc_cthulhu
23-04-2011, 05:35
Forgot to add that this is all that stands between me and TotFP...

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko16/TotFPtodo.jpg

Daniel36
23-04-2011, 08:48
Ooh, the boatman and hunter are VERY characterful.

mrtn
02-05-2011, 22:47
Nice skaven.
:)

Abraham Danglebreech
02-05-2011, 23:53
Synab looks like he's ready to kick off! Looking forward to seeing the Rat Catcher.

doc_cthulhu
03-05-2011, 10:59
I've painted like a death frenzied skaven on warpdust this past days that Warseer has been down. Nothing for the TotFP naturally but just random minis for WFRP.

Here are the finished playing characters.

On left is the hunter, Nils, who went through a couple of models before I was happy with him. And I actually managed to have a nice stubble! For the first time. in the middle is the ex-commoner, now a boatman, Synab, ready to kill something! (He's already at the edge of mutations and we've only played three session... He must be a servant of Khorne). And on the right we have the ratcatcher, Barnabas, whose small but vicious dog, Mama Esker, is quite blurred on the foreground.

http://i56.tinypic.com/295theb.jpg

And then there are a bunch of ready night goblins and little something extra sitting on my table just waiting to be photographed...

Hadriel Caine
03-05-2011, 11:03
They look cool. Nice gritty feel to them- seasoned adventurers! I really like your colour palette. Makes these guys look extra mean. Might have to base up my brettonian dog too!

doc_cthulhu
03-05-2011, 16:31
Huge update!

I've to admit that speed painting is my new thing. I like the way the models look even though I don't spend hours for making one mini. As I'm a horde player this would seem to be my pass to get painted forces on the field. And on the plus side the minis still look great in photos!

These are all for our WFRP campaign (even though I don't know if we'll ever need them). Though some of them might double in armies.

An old bloodletter
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko17/050311_1496.jpg

Giant rats
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko17/050311_1497.jpg

Night goblins with bows
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko17/050311_1498.jpg

Same chaps with spears
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko17/050311_1499.jpg

Old the greenskins in a group photo
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko17/050311_1500.jpg

...part 1/2 end

edit: Damn. Those bases need some more paint.

doc_cthulhu
03-05-2011, 16:32
...part 2/2

Some trees and a test model for ungors (WIP)
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko17/050311_1502.jpg

The next in line
http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko17/050311_1503.jpg

...

And of course of the beastman lord that wasn't speed painted... I actually started this one two years ago...

http://guildredemund.net/laurimaijala/minis2011/huhtikuu/viikko17/050311_1494.jpg

Mitäs te ootte tehneet?

Hadriel Caine
03-05-2011, 17:34
I really like the look of your beastmen. The non-standard mutations are cool. I have to get my hands on the IoB Rat Ogres. They look like very nice kits.

The beastlord is really good. The base really makes him stand out. How'd you get those leaves? Brass etch or something I assume.

doc_cthulhu
03-05-2011, 18:13
Thanks!

And yes - they're brass something from the Warhammer Basing Kit. Nothing special but turned out quite nicely.

Anvalous
05-05-2011, 07:33
Doc - the conversion work is great and I really like the AoW beastlord. Great model. The ungors are rad, too.

How difficult was it to merge the marauder torso to the gor legs? I've tried that conversion before and the work seemed to out-weigh the rewards. If you've found an easy way, though...

Thanks in advance!

doc_cthulhu
05-05-2011, 17:44
How difficult was it to merge the marauder torso to the gor legs? I've tried that conversion before and the work seemed to out-weigh the rewards. If you've found an easy way, though...

Thanks in advance!

Cheating.

I've done a couple of these (weirdly can't find pics from them...) You need to decide are you going to keep the belt from torso or the legs (or from both - it works and looks a bit like an ogre belly shield thingy). Glue the torso at the front edge of the legs and fill the back with fur made of GS. Or hide it under a cape etc.

I've been using the older gor models for this kind of thing and have no idea how the newer one work/are moulded though.

Grain Weevil
31-05-2011, 14:59
wow...greate work here :D especially RPG characters...(need to make my own :p) and so many different minis...!

mdiscala
31-05-2011, 16:33
Sweet beastman lord. I really like the metal on his skull shoulder pads.

doc_cthulhu
06-06-2011, 07:37
Thanks for comments!

Finished the knights! Only two models for 1000p. army for TotFP! Wohoo! Maybe this time I'll make it!

http://i.imgur.com/sCGcF.jpg

doc_cthulhu
17-06-2011, 07:15
After finishing those knights I was so glad I immediately started on five greatswords. They were mostly painted a week ago but some I finished some highlights only yesterday. I'm not completely happy with them but I think they'll have to do. Luckily I'm now really close to a complete 1000p. Empire army. After that I think I'll keep away from painting men for a while.

That is unless they don't have "beast" in front of them...

http://i.imgur.com/GP9UO.jpg

doc_cthulhu
28-12-2013, 11:48
While moving to a new apartment I managed not only to dig up my miniature stuff but to convert a small walk-in closet into working space. Thus I'm back in the painting game! I'm mainly doing minis for our Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying campaing but how knows what I can get my hands on.

I'll be blogging about the progress on our gaming groups blog HERE (http://blog.guildredemund.net/), 1st miniature post here (http://blog.guildredemund.net/2013/12/26/getting-back-to-painting/).

http://i.imgur.com/yC72DI9.jpg

Abraham Danglebreech
28-12-2013, 23:45
You're back! Had a quick look at the blog. Nice group you have there. Will you be posting more stuff on here too? I'm still getting used to some of the new paints. I find that some of the layer paints work better than others. I love the glazes, particularly the red! When used in combination with the shades you can get some pretty nice results, especially when doing the inside of gobs :-)

doc_cthulhu
29-12-2013, 07:10
Worry not! With tremendous 16000+ (incredible amount!) views on this thread I'll be posting my progress here. The blog will mainly serve as a discussion point of various things related to this hobby.

I have yet to set up a lightbox to my "office" but I took a couple of grainy pictures so you'll know what I have done during this month.

The adventure will set the players against a herd of beastmen serving the chill of the north, White Death, a beastman who is so imbued with the cold that he will bring ice and snow to where ever he goes. So basicly snow bases. ^_^

http://i.imgur.com/PEO1YDX.jpg

I had a big idea of beastmen with curved horns to have two weapons - they would be reckless and aggressive attacking with everything the have. The beatmen with straight horns would be able to use their horns as a secondary weapon so they have shields and are a bit cunning. Naturally this idea occurred to me only after building most of the box I bought. Oh well. They are beastmen. You cannot reason with them.

http://i.imgur.com/elNLPHB.jpg

As the campaign is set in Ostermark I have no doubt we will need some undead too!
http://i.imgur.com/VIgDTO0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/w3v6o1Y.jpg

edit: What the heck happened? There should be no attachments...

ModernKiwi
29-12-2013, 08:06
I like your beastmen, they look good. The undead beastman head on the skellingtons is a nice touch.

doc_cthulhu
29-12-2013, 09:39
Thanks! I usually do a lot more converting on my minis but as these are supposed to be made quickly and stand for "regular NPCs" converting on these is next to existing.

doc_cthulhu
29-12-2013, 18:10
One of my players needs an Estalian Diestro miniature. Any idea where I could find a suitable one or from which parts to build it?

ModernKiwi
29-12-2013, 18:18
Would one of the old Dogs of War "Vespero's Vendetta" work? It's what I used for when one of my players found himself on the wrong side of a Diestro...

benvoliothefirst
30-12-2013, 03:59
Great plog! I love all your stuff, but the undead customs are the best! Where'd you get the skeletal ork and beastman heads?

doc_cthulhu
30-12-2013, 16:32
@ModernKiwi - That would be actually pretty good. If only I could get my hands on one. Oh well. I'll let the player sort it out by himself. Thanks for the idea anyway!

@benvoliothefirst - Cheers! Undead customs are always a blast to make. The ork has half of his head sliced of and replaced with a corresponding piece of a ork skull. I think I got it from an old ork regiment box? The beastman skull is another older piece. I'm pretty sure it either came in with gors?

doc_cthulhu
30-12-2013, 16:32
doublepost for some reason?

ModernKiwi
30-12-2013, 19:22
@ModernKiwi - That would be actually pretty good. If only I could get my hands on one. Oh well. I'll let the player sort it out by himself. Thanks for the idea anyway!
...

I have a few to spare, so could send you one if you'd like. It'd probably take 10 - 15 days to turn up.

doc_cthulhu
06-01-2014, 18:27
I've been busy painting and writing. Now it's picture time. My new lightbox did not turn out that great (I need better lighting) but here is the first group of beastmen I tried it (the box I mean) with.

I went a bit crazy with the technical paints but they were just so easy and simple to use. This will surely work well as NPCs but I sadly still think that the beastmen I painted by using only the washes are my best. But at least I had fun with these.

There's a posse of skellies coming up and a couple of adventurers once I get around to take pics from them.

http://i.imgur.com/gjQE6bJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5DjJ1FC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Vw08SBW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Fw7P7lE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/jTLd8Tw.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3hfbgf8.jpg

Abraham Danglebreech
06-01-2014, 20:20
More Beastmen! This is a good thing. The top one works best for me. How do you find the technical paints? (I forgot to answer your earlier question - I've not used them). They look pretty tempting. Thought of adding some yellow snow too? I imagine Beastmen on the move being a bit filthy :-)

mrtn
07-01-2014, 09:49
Nice looking beastmen. :)

doc_cthulhu
07-01-2014, 14:51
I'm going to write about the technical paints for our blog (check sign.). I do find them excellent. The effects they do can be accomplished with some effort but these make it ridiculously easy. So easy in fact that is hard not to overuse them.

BlazeXI
07-01-2014, 16:26
Your stuff is nice to watch. Kiitos for coming back.

doc_cthulhu
07-01-2014, 16:59
Thanks!

I'm almost glad to be back! I'm currently writing a hack for Apocalypse World as well as an adventure for WFRP on the top of running both games (and having ordered The One Ring rpg). This added to my EDH-hobby and desire to write for our blog does not look good on my timetable. And naturally once I logged on here again I'm totally consumed on browsing topics and painting my minis... Good times! ^_^

Here's a set of other stuff I managed to paint on the holidays.

I started with a bunch of skeletons I had assembled while I was active here over something like two years ago.

http://i.imgur.com/KF6VegQ.jpg http://i.imgur.com/aRWkUCs.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UWMic6S.jpg http://i.imgur.com/XuMUlzx.jpg

I only just noticed that this guy MIGHT be lacking a shield...

http://i.imgur.com/mitCN4C.jpg

And what would a WFRP game be without zombies? (Tried to use the Ostermark colors on this one.)

http://i.imgur.com/9CF4OPo.jpg

Or mutants for that matter! I like this one. It's simple conversion with the tail taken from chaos spawn sprue. The club he's wielding is an ax with the blade removed.

http://i.imgur.com/XEhb2KX.jpg

This is the captain of Apfeldorf (introduced in the 1st adventure). He is a proof that nothing good comes from closeup photos and bad eyepainting skills.

http://i.imgur.com/SbG69CC.jpg

Here is the first player character. An initiate of Sigmar from Ostermark. The poor player wanted to start with a Battle Priest. He has such things to learn from WFRP...

http://i.imgur.com/ZMpleGH.jpg

And lastly my first wood elf painting ever. This one will be used as another PC mini. Random welf from Laurelorn.

http://i.imgur.com/SQX1pYN.jpg

doc_cthulhu
07-01-2014, 17:00
And here's picture of my lightbox. Just for those interested.

http://i.imgur.com/kM7smhi.jpg

ModernKiwi
07-01-2014, 23:24
...
http://i.imgur.com/ZMpleGH.jpg
Here is the first player character. An initiate of Sigmar from Ostermark. The poor player wanted to start with a Battle Priest. He has such things to learn from WFRP...
...

I approve. It's the path my character took and (4 clerical careers later) she's pretty damn hard core...

doc_cthulhu
12-01-2014, 10:49
My experiences with the "new" Technical Paints for those that might be intrested: http://blog.guildredemund.net/2014/01/12/getting-technical/

doc_cthulhu
19-01-2014, 10:16
Managed to start the new campaign last Wednesday. The diestro sponsored by ModernKiwi (huge thanks!) arrived just that day so it is not even painted yet. For those who would be interested here is the link to my initial toughs on the campaign: http://blog.guildredemund.net/2014/01/19/start-of-a-new-wfrp-campaign/

doc_cthulhu
04-04-2014, 06:19
Had some painting done and posted it to our blog (http://blog.guildredemund.net/).

Karak Norn Clansman
04-04-2014, 09:24
Outstanding Beastmen. You've nailed how they should look.

doc_cthulhu
15-11-2014, 14:29
It has been ages since I painted anything. But then my mac's hard drive crashed and when my son was ill I suddenly found myself painting again:

Here are Gandalf and Bilbo (well actually it is Frodo but I'm reading the Hobbit for my son so sue me GW) travelling through some grim woods:

http://i.imgur.com/5IWUmBi.jpg

Closer look:

http://i.imgur.com/Kden6kt.jpg

Citadel walls and a piece of city wall I apparently started four years ago (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?263489-No-Remorse-in-Norsca-(a-FaBa-terrain-log)&p=5095005&viewfull=1#post5095005). ^_^

http://i.imgur.com/gvM4zor.jpg

More Citadel walls:

http://i.imgur.com/hoYEboL.jpg

I'm under no impression that I will get something more done since I got my computer back and my son has get well ages ago... But if you are interested I'm currently spending my hobby time taking pictures of another kind of minifigures:

http://instagram.com/laurimaijala

Grain Weevil
16-11-2014, 10:10
Making scenery and figures to ilustrate the book for Your son, priceless! :D
Love the overall look of that diorama, great shading and colourscheme.

doc_cthulhu
30-12-2017, 15:09
Thread necromancy... WITH UNDEAD!

I bought a set of Sepulchral Guard for Shadespire just for fun. But watching a few videos about the game made me think I could actually play this. Haven't played any miniature games in over 6+ years but this and the new edition of Necromunda really interest me.

Though I say to myself that these skeletons aren't finished and that I'll finish them when all seven are painted I already know that won't happen...

https://i.imgur.com/Sn9TH71.jpg

ModernKiwi
31-12-2017, 09:42
Good to see you painting again. Skellies look great!

Abraham Danglebreech
01-01-2018, 23:02
Excellent. You're back. The Skeletons are ace. Keep them coming!!!!

doc_cthulhu
06-01-2018, 12:09
Thanks! It's good to be back!

I just finished painting the Sepulchral Guard. Now they need a Purity Seal and a better photoshoot. I'm planning on getting a copy of Shadespire after all so I'll be painting those minis as well in some (not too) distant future.

doc_cthulhu
07-01-2018, 06:56
Whole Guard painted and ready for action! This was too fun. I might need to buy more warbands.

https://i.imgur.com/a1xjfPS.jpg

doc_cthulhu
25-02-2018, 09:52
Finally progress in taking photos of new minis!

https://i.imgur.com/nxewVIF.jpg

doc_cthulhu
25-02-2018, 10:05
https://i.imgur.com/GKwNDar.jpg

doc_cthulhu
25-02-2018, 10:10
https://i.imgur.com/7cGDJkJ.jpg

Little Joe
25-02-2018, 13:06
Those warbands are painted to a high standard, wowsers. Very nice basing too, I know they come with sculpted bases, I like the diversity.

I like the orcs and undead most, especially the undead, nice and creepy.

doc_cthulhu
25-02-2018, 15:28
Thank you! In my opinion the Orruks turned out the best. I haven't painted orks in about twenty years. The Khorne posse looks way too plastic in photos and sadly not that much better in person.

doc_cthulhu
27-02-2018, 07:33
Bought a couple of dryads for leisure painting. These are not ready yet but I'm quite happy with the color schemes. I don't even play Age of Sigmar but am now considering about buying a Sylvaneth starter box...

https://i.imgur.com/amfYe90.jpg

doc_cthulhu
11-03-2018, 16:27
Finished dryads:

https://i.imgur.com/P92J9xR.jpg

And their kin:

https://i.imgur.com/m3S8bfK.jpg

Found these from my box of random minies. I thought about stripping the paint and painting repainting them but decided to only work on their details.

doc_cthulhu
19-03-2018, 07:10
Progress on Treelord:

https://i.imgur.com/6DYIAtV.jpg

Little Joe
19-03-2018, 13:22
Very nice, the green gives them a nice otherworldly glow. What do you think of the Treelord as a kit?