It will make you cry if I finish another army after this one?
Why is that then?
(By the way, I'm planning on starting to convert a turn-marker, captured- banner-tokens and Misscast-markers next week)
I really like those models, and the red lacquered scheme looks good as well. Keep it up!
They look good!
I agree about the proportion stuff, and these do seem a little more... (I don't want to say realistic because it's fantasy anyway)
For Father Nurgle! ...cough.
I challenge you..
This is certainly an interesting army theme, and they're very well painted. I can't help but think you've washed them a bit much though (The dark patches are very dark and gloopy looking).
Zodiac: Of course I understood it was just a joke :P By the way, I've never managed to complete an army before, I have been playing this since I was a small kid (in -96) and this is my first real army...
Mrlemonjelly: They are actually not washed at all, they are dipped, and they are far less dipped then what they "should" be, since I tried to avoid the "gloppy" effect. It's hard though.
Great thing about this army is you can also use it for Historical gaming. Two armies for the price of one!
Job's a good 'un.
And then there's the fact that I don't know how well the colours would stay on the bistrot laque I've dipped 'em in...
Well, now another 30 spearmen are done, and I thought I'd update this log on my proceedings:
I have now finished (painted, dipped, based, ranked and equipped) 60 spearmen, 10 free company, 12 handgunners and 1 cannon with crew.
The Cannon have been mounted on a display base, with one crewmen lighting his fuse-torch and one holding his hands over his ears. The Display-Base is a simple one which is just a square base covered with sand, painted and flocked.
Pictures of the Cannon with crew will be posted ASAP.
I have just (this past sunday) ordered 12 handgunners, 12 Free Company, crew for another cannon and officers for my next two Spearmen units.
I plan on finishing those by the end of next weak, at least I'm planning on ordering new ones that friday.
My painting schedule has been accelerated, my original plan was to paint one unit each month, but my last 30-man unit was done in 9 days, and the two 10-man groups before that was done in 3 weeks I think. I'm therefore planning on finishing these two 10-man units in roughly 1˝ weeks.
After those guys are done, I'm moving on to the Greatswords, which I'm immensly looking forward to painting! I'm going to use these models to represent them: http://www.perry-miniatures.com/images/sam54b.jpg
I just have to come up with a good way to differentiate them from eachother, since there are only 6 variants. Any ideas?
That's all for now, hopefully there will be pictures of the Cannon by the week-end, we'll see.
Ace job on those Cathayans, truly ace indeed!
Calgar: Why thank you, I do my best ^^
Arhalien: They are super-sweet! They are all metal, all of them, even the horses. And they are super-nicely priced to, 6 pounds for 6 of 'em, that's nice IMO.
Zodiac: I'm planning on painting them in different colours, at least so that no identical models have the same colours. That will go a long way I think. Plus the fact that I realized that I won't be getting that many duplicates, since I will have a unit of 25, with 3 different command models and 6 different sculpts for the other ones, it will look like this:
Models: 1,2,3,4,5,6, + (S)tandard, (M)usician and (C)hampion
1 M C S 2
3 4 5 6 1
2 6 1 3 5
3 4 5 2 6
Or something like that. Each model will only repeat 3 times, and in very remote locations from eachother. Then they will be painted in different colours as you suggest. Piece of cake ^^
And no, I have not yet had the time to try the dull-coat, but I think I will. Anybody who knows where I can buy it?
Arrhalien: Here in Sweden we don't seem to have that many actual GW-events, and all tournaments I've checked allow non-GW-models
They don't seem to be breaking that easily for me (pure luck I guess), and when they do, they are easily glued together again
The reason why I have not updated yet is because there was problems with my credit card for my last order from Perry, but it seems to be fixed now. I will take pictures of the finished cannon and some group pictures of the whole army, they are over 500 points now