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Title: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 17 October 2017, 04:54:28 PM
Very occasionally I paint non-Ethiopians

For instance some local people had the crazy idea of opening a game store in my little home town.  Since it doesn't draw from a large population, most people seem to play 40k and I decided that what with the "new GW" and all I'd give it another go after all these years.

Since the boxed 30K games make them affordable I decided to go with Horus Heresy marines.  Also decided to go with Reaper's Marine Teal as the base color.  Here is one of my test marines.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4491/23903416118_878c75c65e_o_d.jpg)

Normally I wouldn't have gone with lava bases but I decided that this was a good opportunity to use my Basius pads.

A lot of time was used trying to work out the right color for the bolters.  Ended up deciding on a reddish color.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4485/37498153300_14bda22391_o_d.jpg)

Here are some of the Termies and the Dreadnaught I have:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/37756400711_c6ac62d1d5_o_d.jpg)

I've got most of the first batch of Marines started with a basecoat, shade layer and one highlight.  One more highlight and I think they'll be ready for a wash.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/23903419378_db27d43e46_o_d.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 17 October 2017, 05:00:24 PM
Sometimes I play a game called Dead Man's Hand, and a few years ago I bought some Artizan 7th Cav figures for it.  For seemingly no reason I decided to do a quick paint job on them this week.

Uniforms and leather basecoated and washed:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/37497961440_fb1c149225_o_d.jpg)

Mostly done.  Need to remind myself on the ranks for these guys in DMH and also do up the bases.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/23903390698_ea597e49f1_o_d.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 October 2017, 05:21:17 PM
Both batches are very very cool!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: d_Guy on 17 October 2017, 05:50:27 PM
Very nice, sir!  Like the both but particularly relate to the US Cavalry patrol


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: ErHo on 17 October 2017, 06:54:05 PM
Quality, nice work!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 17 October 2017, 10:04:39 PM
Very nice indeed !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 17 October 2017, 11:52:00 PM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 26 October 2017, 11:05:10 PM
Didn’t spot this before! Both very tasty. The red on the bolter works very well, compliments the bronze on the edge of the armour whilst contrasting with the armour plate itself.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Leman on 27 October 2017, 08:25:24 AM
Very nice US cavalry.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 28 October 2017, 12:25:38 AM
The 7th Cav shot up some Indians this week but due to the deadly shooting of the Mexicans against my Law Men allies we were not able to interrupt the transfer of the smuggled rifles.

In other news I layed down some of GW's Hashut Copper on the Marines.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4449/37921885046_3dd99dcd3f_o_d.jpg)

[edit]

Oh and thanks to everyone for the encouragement.  It's always appreciated.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 28 October 2017, 10:35:49 AM
I do like those.

(I think it's also because I find certain shades of 'blue' so pleasing to MY eye......Seeing them on a screen, of course, you never know if you're seeing the 'true, in the flesh, colour'.....
I see these as a slightly 'turquoise' shade......What about everybody else ?)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 28 October 2017, 04:14:23 PM
Turquoise and copper-bronze to me :)

Also, Beaky Marine rocket launcher? Lovely!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 30 October 2017, 04:19:57 AM
Uh, the rocket guys are currently headless.   I was tempted to buy some beakies at my FLGS's flea market but they were painted and I hate stripping minis.

Did a blue-black wash on the armor and a purple wash on the copper.  Then I did some lining with Reaper's blue liner.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/24177905458_d44e11d700_o_d.jpg)

Still a lot of detail work to do not to mention weapons and backpacks.  I got shipping notices from Pendraken and Copplestone not to mention the package of Aeronefs I received on Friday.   I need top paint faster.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 30 October 2017, 05:59:33 AM
 8)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 October 2017, 07:40:28 AM
What Megs did you get?:)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 31 October 2017, 06:51:49 PM
What Megs did you get?:)

I think you are showing your age there.  Memory is nowdays measured mostly in Gigs if not Terrabytes.

These are some test ships, French on the left Austro-Hungarian on the right:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4488/38070444691_fafb8e3913_o_d.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 October 2017, 07:01:53 PM
Very nice, like the funnel details.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 11 December 2017, 12:15:04 AM
Started trying to finish off the marines one squad at a time.   Starting with the assault marines which I then realized will have to have jump packs done up.

Base coat on the weapons.  Also did up 5 bases.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4541/38971494671_e48cfcd952_o_d.jpg)

Highlighted the metal and put on a white edge to hopefully bring out the highlight with the red.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4553/24106585447_0f13069cc6_o_d.jpg)
 
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4572/38255410064_c265a25121_o_d.jpg)
These are close to finished enough for now.  After the army is done I can go back and do some freehand and do the rivets.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 11 December 2017, 06:39:37 AM
REALLY nice work !  8)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 December 2017, 08:58:04 AM
Great work,the humans behind show GW scale creep too


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 11 December 2017, 09:05:07 AM
Cool :)

Well, I dunno about scale creep (though GW is a bugger for it), those Marine should be 7ft+ tall OUT of their Power Armour. The new Primaris are even bigger :D


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 16 December 2017, 12:40:31 AM
I realized that I had picked the wrong mini for the Assault Marines Sergeant had to finish up this guy instead

(https://i.imgur.com/SE65ovW.jpg)

Also added a bit more crust to the lava on the bases

Jump packs with a base coat
(https://i.imgur.com/P2UxavF.jpg)

I think they are now at least done to the point that they can be glued on.  On a related note, I perhaps shouldn't have added the crest onto the sergeant.  Ooops.
(https://i.imgur.com/A9giQ1g.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 23 December 2017, 10:19:16 PM
I really like the Tolkienesque look of the Oathmark minis from Northstar so I've got an idea to do some up for Dragon Rampant or other fantasy skirmish games. 
Here is a shot with some of my Reaper Bones dwarves to test how the scale matches.  Most of Reaper's stuff is pretty fat compared to Oathmark's dwarves.
(https://i.imgur.com/MHq05OE.jpg)


Also might have given into temptation and picked up a bunch of Footsore dark age guys to be Rohirrim.  With  Guinevere as Eowyn, of course.
Do you guys like her with a live or dead horse?
(https://i.imgur.com/vbxz82W.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XSmng3q.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 23 December 2017, 11:11:31 PM
I like that Guinevere pose! Should have paid more attention to the Footsore stuff at Wargamer, damn it :)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 December 2017, 01:40:06 AM
Both


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 24 December 2017, 03:11:34 AM
I like that Guinevere pose! Should have paid more attention to the Footsore stuff at Wargamer, damn it :)

Originally she wasn't for sale.  She was a bonus mini for orders over a certain threshold.  But only for one month; which fact escaped my notice.  I mean the one time I resist buying the new shiny would be the one time I should have bought it, wouldn't it?

I sent an email begging for her even though it was past the deadline but heard nothing.  In my despair, I went out and bought those Aeronef ships and enough 10mm fanatsy stuff to keep me busy for years.  But apparently I wasn't the only one who had remorse for not getting Guinevere because it wasn't too long before the Footsore newsletter had a blurb about how our cries end entreaties had been heard and she was being added to the catalog. 

So yet another army for the backlog.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 24 December 2017, 04:22:51 AM
Also might have given into temptation and picked up a bunch of Footsore dark age guys to be Rohirrim.  With  Guinevere as Eowyn, of course.
Do you guys like her with a live or dead horse?

Do you have a live horse in a more static pose?
That one looks like it is about to exit stage right ;)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 24 December 2017, 05:10:50 AM
Yeah, I was looking around but didn't see any standing horses.  I would definitely have to either find or buy one.  And really someone should be holding the reigns or the horse could well be exiting stage right.

The dead horse is a more dramatic scene, anyway.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 17 March 2018, 02:23:45 AM
Reading about Amedeo Guillet led to starting up on some Askari Cav

(https://i.imgur.com/L1ZyzXy.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 March 2018, 02:44:04 AM
Those space pizzas/rabbits look remarkable.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 17 March 2018, 11:47:00 AM
Coming on very nicely

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 19 March 2018, 12:33:23 AM
Worked a bit more on the cav and also started on some matching dismounted versions.

(https://i.imgur.com/q0lcahx.jpg)

Here is a closeup on the striped fezzes I'm attempting.
(https://i.imgur.com/wAntAw5.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 19 March 2018, 03:26:37 AM
Many stripes have been painted

 (https://i.imgur.com/po0dNv4.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 19 March 2018, 07:17:51 AM
Looking good !  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 19 March 2018, 07:52:37 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>

Those stripes really work at even short distances :)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 19 March 2018, 09:04:02 AM
Coming on nicely

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: d_Guy on 19 March 2018, 03:22:37 PM
Really good, LLC!  :-bd


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 19 March 2018, 04:58:05 PM
I guess I haven't posted the inspiration for these guys in this and maybe not on these boards.  Here are some pics.

(https://i.imgur.com/M1Z3brP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/agFsM3i.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xoCe0ON.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 16 April 2018, 03:09:05 AM
Decided it would be easier to justify buying Northstar's new elves if I started painting some dwarves.

(https://i.imgur.com/QXUAsg9.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 16 April 2018, 07:16:56 AM
Very nice.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 16 April 2018, 07:29:39 AM
Decided it would be easier to justify buying Northstar's new elves if I started painting some dwarves.

A classic example of Wargamer logic  ;) :)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: d_Guy on 16 April 2018, 04:29:57 PM
Nice Dwarves! 
Agree - like your thinking.  :)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 16 April 2018, 05:08:15 PM
They the Oathmark Dwarves?

Tasty.

I covet then, the elves and the goblins, but have no time or need for them! I do have a box of snake men under the desk but they’re for doing upnand flogging. On :)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 16 April 2018, 08:36:35 PM
They the Oathmark Dwarves?

Yeah, they are.  I'm a fan of the Oathmark line.   Well I guess the elves could stand to be somehow more elvish but I'm thinking of getting them to be Gondorians...    I may have a problem.

Progress

(https://i.imgur.com/dlH5VR3.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: fred. on 16 April 2018, 08:59:20 PM
They are coming along very nicely.

What colour have you used for the spear shafts?

And, are you going to add some shading to the mail, as the beards look good with different tones, but the mail is rather monochrome at the minute?


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 16 April 2018, 09:33:35 PM
Yeah, Once these are done, I'm hitting the mail with some Polyshades, aka Dip.

The spear shafts are Reaper's Tanned Leather.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 17 April 2018, 02:51:16 AM
More progress

(https://i.imgur.com/P7T0ef5.jpg)

And here are most of the paints I used.

(https://i.imgur.com/9XQYr48.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 17 April 2018, 11:51:56 AM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 17 April 2018, 11:52:58 AM
Looking cracking, and not helping my covetousness!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 17 April 2018, 01:39:29 PM
Those look great and I think the best Dwarf figures I've seen sculpting wise.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 17 April 2018, 07:54:17 PM
Did a bit of black lining.

(https://i.imgur.com/HIBpI7Q.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 17 April 2018, 08:16:29 PM
Definitely looking good !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 April 2018, 08:21:16 PM
Agreed


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 17 April 2018, 08:38:54 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 17 April 2018, 08:58:33 PM
That black lining really does make a difference.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 18 April 2018, 07:59:04 AM
Great looking Dwarf unit.  8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 18 April 2018, 11:51:52 PM
Thanks everyone. 

Another spear unit, similar paint scheme, a different shade of blue.

(https://i.imgur.com/DIGfRIc.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 19 April 2018, 03:22:48 AM
A very similar shade of blue in the pictures :-\


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 19 April 2018, 05:58:09 AM
Same for me.....But they're going to look damn good again !  :)
Artificial lighting's probably playing silly b's.  :-\

(Beards look different !... ;))

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 19 April 2018, 12:08:18 PM
Same for me, I always struggle with taking pictures I get some really bright others really dull and dingy

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 19 April 2018, 01:41:49 PM
Perhaps it the lighting and camera to a degree, but i's also the case that the colors look more distinct on the palette than on the minis. 


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 19 April 2018, 03:21:38 PM
I'm sure that's the case.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 20 April 2018, 04:02:44 AM
More progress
(https://i.imgur.com/DIGfRIc.jpg)

I'll try to vary the shades of blue more for other units.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 20 April 2018, 05:03:16 AM
As Techno said it is probably the lighting and/or camera that are making it look so similar in the pictures


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 20 April 2018, 07:07:09 AM
Looking really good, again ! :-bd

You're going to have a couple of stonking units there, Cookie.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 20 April 2018, 09:33:44 AM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 22 April 2018, 02:44:10 AM
Dwarves without spears!

(https://i.imgur.com/KCOsKgp.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 22 April 2018, 07:05:43 AM
 :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 22 April 2018, 09:30:08 AM
They look great

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 April 2018, 10:06:42 AM
Nice batch


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 23 April 2018, 04:22:52 AM
Thanks for the encouragement, everyone.  It's much appreciated.

These guys are getting closer.

(https://i.imgur.com/1Qzingv.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 23 April 2018, 07:15:43 AM
Really nice, again !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 23 April 2018, 08:04:06 AM
All ready to kick some orcish butt! =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 23 April 2018, 08:54:31 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd

I particularly like the variation on the belts :)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 23 April 2018, 11:14:50 AM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 26 April 2018, 04:56:02 PM
Can't really decide on the right accent color for these archers.

(https://i.imgur.com/bIsNXmk.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/HoQzbdY.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 28 April 2018, 09:25:06 PM
Archers are underway.

(https://i.imgur.com/1GMl6yC.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 29 April 2018, 07:33:23 AM
Nice work once again 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 29 April 2018, 07:56:41 AM
+1 !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 29 April 2018, 02:40:36 PM
Archers are done except for some black lining.

(https://i.imgur.com/2oN5Skh.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: fred. on 29 April 2018, 07:55:22 PM
They are looking good.

Quite a force you are putting together.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Terry37 on 29 April 2018, 08:18:22 PM
Looking very nice. Especially like hte face work - captures the "grumpy" look I associate with dwarves.

Terry


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 April 2018, 09:15:42 PM
Top work


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 30 April 2018, 12:47:56 AM
+1 on faces

 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 30 April 2018, 05:09:51 AM
These guys have easy faces to paint because the amount of skin showing is limited, and you only really have to worry about the head on view.

I've started to put a bit of paint on the king and his bodyguard.

(https://i.imgur.com/8e7ymO4.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 30 April 2018, 06:24:15 AM
Those are going to look brilliant.  8)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: petercooman on 30 April 2018, 11:33:46 AM
Those are going to look brilliant.  8)

Cheers - Phil

+1!

Those models look great, especially like the loremaster with the bird!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 30 April 2018, 01:11:19 PM
Lovely work once again 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 30 April 2018, 01:18:13 PM
Nice job!  =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 01 May 2018, 02:21:59 AM
For reasons unknown I decided to attempt a bit of freehand.  Otherwise mostly shading and washes.  Eventually I'll work out a color scheme on the raven whisperer.

(https://i.imgur.com/2aazQSe.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 01 May 2018, 02:34:13 AM
For reasons unknown I decided to attempt a bit of freehand.  Otherwise mostly shading and washes.  Eventually I'll work out a color scheme on the raven whisperer.

If your talking about the 'chain' on the king's cloak I'd suggest the reason is you're bloody good at freehand ;) :)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 May 2018, 07:53:45 AM
Looking cool


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 01 May 2018, 08:54:18 PM
If your talking about the 'chain' on the king's cloak I'd suggest the reason is you're bloody good at freehand ;) :)

It was a matter of bitching and moaning about how my brush was misbehaving the paint not really flowing and my brush control not really feeling right being pretty sure I was going to have to start over  but each time I held the little guy out at arms length saying "not too bad".

In other words better to be lucky than good.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 02 May 2018, 10:51:34 AM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 02 May 2018, 12:43:54 PM
They are looking really good!  :-bd


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 03 May 2018, 05:19:15 AM
Got some basecoats and a few highlights on the Frostgrave addons

(https://i.imgur.com/crMV1Tr.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 03 May 2018, 05:43:59 AM
Very nice !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 May 2018, 09:01:16 AM
Halflings theif at the back?


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: petercooman on 03 May 2018, 09:23:12 AM
Nice stuff!

Lemmey, The back one is reaper mini's Ingrid,female gnome:

(https://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/77167_w_1.jpg)

And the one in front of her is Hellakin Goregutter, Halfling Rogue:

(https://www.reapermini.com/graphics/gallery/4/77165_w_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 03 May 2018, 09:26:38 AM
Halflings, those peaceful bucolic small folk, with names like Bilbo and Brandywine and Hellakin Gorecutter...

I feel they may be drifting from Tolkien's ideal there :D


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 03 May 2018, 09:56:30 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: petercooman on 03 May 2018, 10:21:29 AM
Halflings, those peaceful bucolic small folk, with names like Bilbo and Brandywine and Hellakin Gorecutter...

I feel they may be drifting from Tolkien's ideal there :D

GoreGutter

just means his gutter gets clogged repeatedly. He's still peacefull  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 03 May 2018, 10:22:25 AM
If he's so "peaceful" why is his gutter clogged with GORE?!

I know they like pie, but that seems excessive...


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 May 2018, 10:52:19 AM
Belkar Bitterleaf, Chaotic Evil Halflings Ranger?


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 03 May 2018, 10:56:42 AM
SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR!

http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Ithoriel on 03 May 2018, 12:24:02 PM
Perhaps he's a boggie not a halfling? :)

"Boggies are an unattractive but annoying people whose numbers have decreased rather precipitiously since the bottom fell out of the faiy-tale market. Slow and sullen, and yet dull they prefer to lead simple lives of pastoral squalor. They don't like machines more complicated that a garrote, a blackjack, or a luger......

They seldom exceed three feet in height, but are fully capable of overpowering creatures half their size when they get the drop on them."

I do wonder how many will get the reference!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 03 May 2018, 12:46:32 PM
"Bored" ?

(Sounds familiar, though I haven't read it for decades.)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Ithoriel on 03 May 2018, 01:09:38 PM
Correct, Phil.

Decades since I read it too.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 03 May 2018, 02:28:36 PM
Thumbed through it chuckling a couple of times, but never read it cover to cover.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: kipt on 03 May 2018, 04:07:58 PM
Loved “Bored...”. I read it to my kids when they were probably too young, but laughed all the way through.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 03 May 2018, 04:09:40 PM
Not sure if we've still got our copy.

We threw dozens & dozens of books into a skip when we moved from (near) Newark to Pembs.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 04 May 2018, 03:50:02 AM
Despite people linking to OotS, I managed to get a bit of painting done.  The addons are mostly done and I put a lot of polyshades on a lot of mail.

(https://i.imgur.com/TtwesAu.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 04 May 2018, 05:26:57 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 04 May 2018, 05:53:19 AM
Excellent !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 04 May 2018, 09:09:35 AM
Coming up nicely!

Quote
Despite people linking to OotS, I managed to get a bit of painting done.

The joy of eating all your time flicking through "just one more" comic strip :D


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 04 May 2018, 09:53:06 AM
Looking good

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 04 May 2018, 03:35:52 PM
A nice looking Dwarf army.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Terry37 on 04 May 2018, 06:19:01 PM
Very nice! I am pretty sure your army would dwarf my 15 MM one!!!! ;D

Terry


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 22 May 2018, 02:13:11 AM
Just received the shield transfers that I should have ordered much earlier.

(https://i.imgur.com/TvjGWYU.jpg)

If anything they are a bit too fancy given the simple nature of these minis and my paintjob.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 May 2018, 07:53:32 AM
Look great


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 22 May 2018, 08:02:24 AM
That's really nice. Where did you get the transfers from?


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 22 May 2018, 01:52:53 PM
They are from Little Big Men studios, a special set sized for these dwarves.

Since you only wet them when you stick them on they are pretty easy to apply.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 22 May 2018, 10:58:57 PM
A few of these guys still need a bit of touch up around the transfers.

(https://i.imgur.com/aJPe1n3.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 May 2018, 11:00:19 PM
Those work really well. Shields look just right. Ace!  8) (*)(*)(*)(*)(*)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 23 May 2018, 12:08:59 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>

Look really good en masse


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 23 May 2018, 06:14:11 AM
Absolutely belting !!  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 23 May 2018, 07:09:51 PM
I'm not sure but I think this is called a "grumble" of dwarves.

(https://i.imgur.com/GoRzbFE.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: fred. on 23 May 2018, 09:19:01 PM
The shield transfers have brought them on a treat.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 23 May 2018, 09:20:20 PM
Wow, they look great en masse and as others have said, the transfers work a treat. 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 23 May 2018, 09:46:35 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 24 May 2018, 07:40:57 PM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 25 May 2018, 06:21:48 AM
Really excellent !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 29 May 2018, 06:58:17 PM
Varnished and based!

(https://i.imgur.com/9AdQ9UW.jpg)

Anyone have a favorite source for 28mm fantasy flags?


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 May 2018, 07:25:00 PM
Top!
Vaubanner, Flags of War, or Pinterest!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 29 May 2018, 07:27:48 PM
Superb !!  :-bd =D> :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 29 May 2018, 08:44:51 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 29 May 2018, 08:47:53 PM
Fantastic work 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 29 May 2018, 10:25:27 PM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 05 June 2018, 04:13:13 AM
Thanks for the encouragement guys!

Started to work on some Space Marine scouts.  Have this test model so far.

(https://i.imgur.com/aCBJlSE.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/mIMG6AD.jpg)

The cloak isn't quite so blue in person.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 05 June 2018, 05:45:01 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>

Lovely work on the cape, real feeling of depth :)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 05 June 2018, 06:53:19 AM
Very nice indeed !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 June 2018, 07:50:14 AM
Very nice indeed


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 19 June 2018, 02:46:34 AM
Decided to paint up some Fenrisian wolves.  They'll get used as wargs.  Here is my test model:

(https://i.imgur.com/ppUPT8i.jpg)

Pay not attention to the little black dog...


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 19 June 2018, 04:31:34 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>

I certainly wouldn’t want to meet that on a dark night

Perhaps a little more ‘blending’ where the colours change :-\
I’m not sure about the contrast between the inside and outside of the legs, looks a little odd, at least at this angle


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 19 June 2018, 06:21:55 AM
That is really good !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 19 June 2018, 06:38:50 AM
Yep, what Phil said 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 June 2018, 07:29:06 AM
Wow, cool!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Terry37 on 19 June 2018, 04:22:47 PM
I agree, that wolf is quite fearsome and beautifully done!

Terry  <)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 20 June 2018, 11:04:09 AM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: d_Guy on 20 June 2018, 01:50:52 PM
The wolf was so stunning I didn’t even notice the black dog until I read your note.  :)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 20 June 2018, 04:02:03 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I'd not noticed that until you said about it, Bill......I took it as a large black undercoated base. (Dearie, dearie, me !!)

Cheers - Should have gone to Specsavers  :-[ :-[


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 23 June 2018, 12:43:53 AM
More wargs.

(https://i.imgur.com/1ikzWML.jpg)

Don't mind the blond beast...

Also it seems I have to do something about that join on the leftmost warg.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 23 June 2018, 03:20:06 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 June 2018, 09:58:50 AM
Looks great


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Ithoriel on 23 June 2018, 11:59:35 AM
Well, wouldn't like to meet those some dark night ... nor some bright afternoon neither! :-)

Splendid stuff!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: d_Guy on 23 June 2018, 02:55:52 PM
Nice! The eyes are great. Can see the black dog this time (although probably not for long!)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 24 June 2018, 06:11:08 AM
Lovely !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 24 June 2018, 08:05:41 AM
Lovely work yet again on some wonderful sculpts 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 24 June 2018, 09:44:19 AM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Terry37 on 24 June 2018, 07:56:08 PM
Yep, those wolves are magnificently done!   :) I also love the white one as I have a white werewolf in my Jadis, Queen of all Narnia army  - taken from the movie version.

Terry


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 04 August 2018, 05:04:37 AM
A belated thanks guys for your encouragement.


Trying to work out the skin tone for some orcs.  Trying to base it on the green ocher color that I used for my 10mm orcs.

First try:
(https://i.imgur.com/on5MQNT.jpg)


With a different shade color
(https://i.imgur.com/VobydSa.jpg)

The problem seems to be that, in photos,  the varnish that was applied after the first try kind of simulates the brighter highlights on the second.   Hmmmmm.

Anyway, any color scheme advice would be most welcome.



Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 04 August 2018, 07:10:18 AM
Well, I like it ! :)

It's got a 'lovely' grubby look.
Maybe....Just highlight the skin tones a little bit more ? :-\

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: petercooman on 04 August 2018, 07:47:40 AM
Looks great!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 04 August 2018, 07:09:27 PM
Messing around with cloth colors.

Bone color with a sepia wash.  I've got to say that while this pic makes his sword look like the best weathering I've ever done, sadly I can't say it made any such impression while I was painting it.
(https://i.imgur.com/Xh6EgK9.jpg)

A pale olive green
(https://i.imgur.com/Psn09Ma.jpg)

Hmmmm, I'd say the main thing I've learned in the last few years is to be bolder with color than I'm normally comfortable with.   But wanting these to be LotResque is working against that now.  

What should I try next?  Maybe a dirty orange-brown?


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 05 August 2018, 04:29:39 AM
I think that this orange looks the best of them so far.

(https://i.imgur.com/5U0Ax26.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 05 August 2018, 06:07:22 AM
That's really good !  8)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 06 August 2018, 10:59:15 PM
Starting work on the archers

(https://i.imgur.com/KJz7TgC.jpg)

Armor is Vallejo Air Rust dry-brushed over Reaper Red Liner (which seems purple to my eye...).  Skin is just base coated with Reaper Sepia Liner.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 07 August 2018, 06:17:54 AM
Looking VERY good !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 August 2018, 08:43:43 AM
Great start


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 07 August 2018, 09:09:58 AM
Those orcs are coming on nicely!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 11 August 2018, 02:05:54 AM
Thanks guys.  Got some base coats on and then applied various washes.

(https://i.imgur.com/88Z9RmP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/H5OU51d.jpg)

Seems that the last was taken after I tried to add some blacklining even. 


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 11 August 2018, 07:30:51 AM
VERY nice !!  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 11 August 2018, 08:17:29 AM
What Phil said 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 August 2018, 10:05:56 AM
Agreed


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: d_Guy on 11 August 2018, 08:11:27 PM
Great looking, Llc!

I actually believe that a former boss modeled  for the whip-slinging orc - dead ringer.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 11 August 2018, 09:50:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdXQJS3Yv0Y


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 12 August 2018, 04:42:58 AM
At my local store, people have taken to the new 40K Kill Team.   Which is nice, because the rules are better and simpler than 40K and it's much easier to paint 10 or so models.

Decided to do some archaeology and dig up some Tau that I've had for a long, long time.  Since I'm going to need a color scheme I whipped up this guy.

(https://i.imgur.com/qD2Rl2n.jpg)

On him I'm thinking of try some kind of khaki on the cloth.  For the second victim I might try something blue.   For a very small force maybe white is even doable.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 12 August 2018, 08:34:42 AM
Be interesting to see how those colour combos work.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 August 2018, 09:53:04 AM
Looking great so far.
Blue, yellow ochre and white work well as camo.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 13 August 2018, 12:40:49 AM
looks really good

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 13 August 2018, 03:49:50 AM
Wow, the first game with those Tau didn't go so well...

In unrelated news, I put some paint on some spear orcs:

(https://i.imgur.com/2PxVlfm.jpg)

Not too sure what to do with the shields.  Their bosses would get in the way of the designs that I did on the 10mm orcs. 

Hmmmm.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 13 August 2018, 06:36:45 AM
I think we could do with that piccy shrinking  ;)

Still looking damn fine, though.  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 August 2018, 08:47:52 AM
Yup, looking good


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Ithoriel on 13 August 2018, 12:01:25 PM
Good looking stuff!

To make it a little easier to see those orcs

(https://i.imgur.com/2PxVlfm.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 13 August 2018, 01:06:49 PM
Nice one, Mike !!  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 13 August 2018, 02:35:20 PM
Oops, wrong file.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 14 August 2018, 02:59:40 AM
Hmmm, perhaps we could try out this "Preview" button...

(https://i.imgur.com/3ExI2RC.jpg)

Ah.   Yes.


Finished up the base coats (except for the back of a spear apparently) and threw on washes.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Ithoriel on 14 August 2018, 03:27:32 AM
You need to add a width= or height= inside the first set of brackets.

For example

{img width=700}https://i.imgur.com/3ExI2RC.jpg{/img}

I've used curly brackets here rather than square so you can see what I'm doing the real thing has square ones.

And here's the image resized (you can vary the numbers used to increase or decrease the image size)

(https://i.imgur.com/3ExI2RC.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 14 August 2018, 07:29:05 AM
Nice job once again and the bases look nice and muddy 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 August 2018, 08:04:50 AM
Great job, I use width=800...


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 14 August 2018, 07:09:59 PM
Normally I resize (and if I'm feeling fancy-crop) the pics before uploading them.  

Not having any strong conception on how the shields should be done, I randomly threw some paint around.

(https://i.imgur.com/PoshO1V.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/mEvN2ZR.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/t91LNdB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DS2FoY1.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/Mfnij46.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/qqbA1V5.jpg)

I think we can eliminate the Ultramarine as a possibility!

I like the green (center bottom is close to what it looks like in person) and the black background.   Any thoughts?


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Matt J on 14 August 2018, 07:20:33 PM
Black with red star. Look suitably Orcy  8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 15 August 2018, 07:56:58 AM
I prefer the red star one, like Matt.....Or go with your thoughts, on the green.
Either for me.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: fred. on 15 August 2018, 08:01:52 AM
The black with the red star looks good.

The 2 green ones with stripes work well too. I think a dark background with a pattern looks better than the solid colours.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 15 August 2018, 09:02:46 AM
I agree with fred  ;)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: d_Guy on 15 August 2018, 02:19:22 PM
Continue to really like your color choices, Llc.
I also like the “shield shop” in the background, “Shields for the discriminating Orc - we custom fit”.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 15 August 2018, 10:23:12 PM
I followed everyone's excellent advice

(https://i.imgur.com/x3DV4N2.jpg)

I'll probably go with the dark green shields with maybe similar designs on them for the next unit.

But that will have to wait because these guys need their teeth done and I've started up the trolls as the next unit.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: ianrs54 on 16 August 2018, 07:49:27 AM
But that will have to wait because these guys need their teeth done

There is a good dentist round the corner !
 
Continue to really like your colour choices, Llc.
 

Sp corrected in RED, bloody WEBSTER


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 16 August 2018, 12:25:45 PM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: d_Guy on 16 August 2018, 02:04:24 PM
Sp corrected in RED, bloody WEBSTER

I have said repeatedly here that English in NOT my first language. I don’t believe it was Noah’s either.   ;)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 16 August 2018, 03:08:47 PM
It wasn't ?

Are you sure about that ?  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: d_Guy on 16 August 2018, 03:41:39 PM
We speak and spoke (and spell) ‘Mercun, Phil.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 16 August 2018, 04:06:23 PM
 :)

Hi Bill,.......At least (as far as I can tell).......You chaps, over the other side of the pond, pronounce (and spell) aluminum correctly.

I always thought it was aluminium.

From a quick 'Google' it sounds like the chap who discovered it, changed the spelling at least couple of times !  ;)

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Terry37 on 16 August 2018, 04:33:40 PM
Those guys look GREAT! One thought re the shields for eh next ones being green. If they are connected to LoTR remember the Riders of Rohan had green shields, so might want a different color. Mine have dark gray with a few bare metal bits and rust. Just a thought.

Terry


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 16 August 2018, 05:27:05 PM
Good point Terry37,  I'll be using green for the Riders but if I do use green on these guys it will be quite dark.  More of a green-black.

Working on the skin for the trolls and experimenting to see how the colors I used on the orcs work on these guys.

(https://i.imgur.com/GGMblkx.jpg)




Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 16 August 2018, 07:13:16 PM
Very nice 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 16 August 2018, 10:32:34 PM
It wasn't ?

Are you sure about that ?  ;)

Cheers - Phil
Remember Techno knew Noah personally!  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 17 August 2018, 02:56:23 AM
Went with some very dirty yellow cloth.  The orange comes in in with the leather. 

(https://i.imgur.com/2xDnMLT.jpg)

I think that the wood and fur need to be brought up closer to their original basecoats.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 17 August 2018, 07:09:43 AM
Looking damn good, already !!

Cheers -  Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 18 August 2018, 03:36:01 AM
These guys are approaching done.  I feel that more should be done on their faces but not sure what exactly.  I guess I could go for another highlight.

(https://i.imgur.com/CHeIpKW.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 18 August 2018, 07:07:35 AM
They are looking really great! 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 18 August 2018, 07:30:34 AM
These guys are approaching done.  I feel that more should be done on their faces but not sure what exactly.  I guess I could go for another highlight.

 :-\......Maybe.....But they look great to me as they are.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 20 August 2018, 12:41:42 AM
Got the last of the large units started.

(https://i.imgur.com/yWgJ8ml.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 20 August 2018, 06:59:18 AM
Looking good, already !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 20 August 2018, 06:20:37 PM
Washes have been applied. 

(https://i.imgur.com/Jm44wqU.jpg)

Not pictured, their shields.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 20 August 2018, 07:28:16 PM
Don't worry, Cookie !

Those are really looking 'The Biz'.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 24 August 2018, 04:38:43 PM
These Reaper Bones orcs are quite a bit bigger.

(https://i.imgur.com/psX5Nzv.jpg)

Not sure what I'm going to do with the plate armor some of them have.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 25 August 2018, 07:49:10 AM
Looking very nice indeed !

A 'dirty' bronze for the plate armour ??

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 10 September 2018, 01:30:36 AM
Broke my phone so not too many pics lately.

Put some paint on the leaders crew.  The base coats are a little brighter than what I put on the rank and file.  Some washes should bring that back a bit.

(https://i.imgur.com/KLN5rv3.jpg)

I'm going to paint up some more wargs so I'll do the fur on these at that time.



Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 September 2018, 07:43:10 AM
Liking those


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 10 September 2018, 07:45:44 AM
Same here !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 10 September 2018, 09:14:49 AM
Those Bones Orcs are *very* meaty - proper scary if you had to face them :)

Think I did bronze for the plate when  I did some, looked suitably "low tech" barbarian!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 10 September 2018, 04:52:08 PM
Those are really lovely 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 10 September 2018, 05:37:04 PM
Thanks guys.

The sculptor of those Bones orcs had a Kick Starter trying to start a plastic range of a different but still very nice style of orcs in plastic.

Sadly, like a lot of small companies trying to do plastic on KS he didn't get enough money to do the tooling.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 11 September 2018, 07:56:48 PM
Started the wargs and did up the pelts on the orcs.

(https://i.imgur.com/DTsi22M.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 11 September 2018, 08:04:42 PM
Damn fine work, Cookie. :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: toxicpixie on 11 September 2018, 09:55:13 PM
They're a bit good :)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 11 September 2018, 11:14:22 PM
Very nice indeed

Take care

 Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 12 September 2018, 10:31:11 PM
Hmmm,  debating getting Fireforges Byzantines' to stand in for Gordorian soldiers. 

(https://fireforge-games.com/215-large_default/byzantine-spearmen.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 17 September 2018, 10:54:32 PM
Well before I buy those maybe I should take a look at these LotR figures that came in the new box set from GW


(https://i.imgur.com/H97laTf.jpg)
Green orcs on square bases=Mantic
Recently painted orcs = Oathmark
Unpainted = GW

(https://i.imgur.com/7H4hfLD.jpg)

Plastic =GW
Metal = Footsore


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 06 October 2018, 04:22:06 AM
Had some bits of mesh as a byproduct of making trees and decided that they could be made into scrub for my orc bases.

(https://i.imgur.com/PzqQlEf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Wd3NjQq.jpg)

I like the two in the middle, I think.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 October 2018, 06:00:43 AM
Looking tasty


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 06 October 2018, 06:46:35 AM
Those look really good 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 06 October 2018, 08:04:48 AM
Damn fine work !!  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 06 October 2018, 06:01:17 PM
Very nice indeed

Take care Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 21 October 2018, 03:05:23 AM
Played a small skirmish using GW's LotR rules this afternoon.

(https://i.imgur.com/I1sik0d.jpg)

The washer to the bottom left is the dwarven leader attempting to demonstrate that old age is no hindrance to climbing rocks.  It's not but rolling 1's sure is!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 21 October 2018, 09:15:37 AM
Look like great fun, Cookie.  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 09 November 2018, 04:24:23 AM
Tried out my orc paint scheme on a couple of GW Morannon orcs that came with the starter box.

(https://i.imgur.com/s3gEQNB.jpg)

Came off better than I expected given the vastly different armor style.  In fact the grey brown was a departure from my other orcs and I don't think it really worked.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 09 November 2018, 06:10:54 AM

In fact the grey brown was a departure from my other orcs and I don't think it really worked.


Oh....I rather like those.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 November 2018, 08:06:32 AM
Nice


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 09 November 2018, 08:09:01 AM
 :-bd 8)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 09 November 2018, 01:09:36 PM

Oh....I rather like those.

Cheers - Phil


I was referring to the grey cloth under the left orc's arm pits.   Once washed it seemed to be match the ocher skin too closely.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 10 November 2018, 08:07:50 AM
Sorry, Matey....

Missed that point....With you now !! :)....You're right, it does come out rather closely to the skin tone.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 04 December 2018, 03:46:09 AM
These are approaching done.  At least once I decide what to do with the shields.

(https://i.imgur.com/YNW8Zly.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 04 December 2018, 08:16:07 AM
Stonking !! :-bd

Can't wait to see them finished. :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 25 December 2018, 10:39:53 PM
So many horses!

(https://i.imgur.com/0ZXfXT7.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 December 2018, 11:33:38 PM
Neigh!  :D


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 26 December 2018, 02:46:45 PM
Too many horses?

Solution:(https://i.imgur.com/Tj26GLC.jpg) Uruk horse thieves.



Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 14 January 2019, 01:40:41 AM
Decided to experiment with some new primer on some Uruks.  Normally I use the vallejo

(https://i.imgur.com/x1hex8z.jpg)

Did the armor and the skin, which looks more red here than in person

(https://i.imgur.com/9At1uWx.jpg)

Now what color should the leather and cloth be?  Hmm.....


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 14 January 2019, 06:57:08 AM
Looking good.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 14 January 2019, 07:01:54 AM
Coming along nicely!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 January 2019, 07:22:57 AM
Nice


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 14 January 2019, 12:42:58 PM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 19 January 2019, 12:36:56 AM
Some more basecoating
(https://i.imgur.com/BZKV1qJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3XRBM5Z.jpg)

Washes applied.  I don't think the yellow leather has worked exactly right.  Also I should probably try to keep the red hilights on their skin to a bit smaller area.
(http://i.imgur.com/ij3iWSA.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ij3iWSA)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 19 January 2019, 02:26:50 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd

The yellow leather works for me but them I'm used to Buff coats ;)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 19 January 2019, 08:51:14 AM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 January 2019, 04:42:58 PM
Very cool work


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 20 January 2019, 09:52:23 AM
Liking, lots ! :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 24 January 2019, 07:11:24 PM
Working on some basing.  I'm using a combination of Homax wall texture (which I think might be similar to Artex in the UK).  I got it in powder form and combined that with brown paint and my usual texture (combination of sand and songbird grit).  Experiments showed that even with the additives this mix would be sturdy when tried and also that rocks would stick without glue.   In comparison, filler/spackle was a bit weak.

(https://i.imgur.com/rfETueQ.jpg)

Bought some slate just because white aquarium rocks show unpainted bits way too easily.  Hopefully with a bit of drybrushing and a wash these will be ready for some tufts.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 January 2019, 07:02:42 AM
Looks great


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 25 January 2019, 08:17:56 AM
Looking good, already !!  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 26 January 2019, 08:51:46 PM
Pike Uruks with a base coat.
(https://i.imgur.com/T5J8Xxk.jpg)

With washes and highlights.
(https://i.imgur.com/DAHlMTf.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Steve J on 26 January 2019, 09:36:16 PM
Very nice 8).


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 January 2019, 11:49:57 PM
Cor!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 27 January 2019, 07:48:15 AM
Ho Yus !!  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Womble67 on 27 January 2019, 05:23:17 PM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 28 January 2019, 06:42:05 PM
You guys are too kind.

Some sword orcs
(https://i.imgur.com/zAdePLa.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 January 2019, 06:54:14 PM
Awesome


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 28 January 2019, 07:07:27 PM
Good stuff!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Terry37 on 29 January 2019, 03:23:31 AM
Always love LotR stuff. We're playing a big battle LotR HOTT game this coming Saturday! Eowyn will be riding to glory for sure!

Terry


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 29 January 2019, 06:26:26 AM
Those look belting, Cookie ! :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 27 March 2019, 02:14:10 AM
I can not comment on the size of the box that arrived from Northstar while I was staying with my mother in the hospital.  However...

I'm thinking that these Tribals might do for Woses
(https://i.imgur.com/k5nbxks.jpg)
And these crew will do just fine as Corsairs
(https://i.imgur.com/2Npq4nf.jpg)
Meanwhile, my attempt to do some swaping to turn the Barbarians into some Uruk Hai that would match my non GW minis better than the ones I painted
(https://i.imgur.com/mE3QzXd.jpg)
To my mind they are wearing too much to really work and I'm not sure I have the right heads.  I was surprised how well the Warlord pike fit to Barbarian body.
There is also a Sudanese with a blowpipe that might be useful for Far Harad.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Ithoriel on 27 March 2019, 04:18:41 AM
Interesting choices.

I particularly like the orcs!

"We are the fighting Uruk-Hai!" :)

I'm more used to "Elder Scrolls" Orcs than GW ones these days and they are rather better dressed.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 27 March 2019, 07:49:42 AM
Look forward to seeing those painted, 'Cookie'.  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 27 May 2019, 04:27:19 PM
Started painting some horses for the Riders:

(https://i.imgur.com/WTYSmyX.jpg)

The bare horses in front are from Eureka and are a bit small.  I used them to test some schemes and they will make good objective markers.

This is the guide I'm using.  (https://www.beastsofwar.com/project/1252022/)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 27 May 2019, 07:59:38 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 May 2019, 08:36:24 PM
Good start


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 27 May 2019, 11:22:34 PM
 =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 28 May 2019, 08:07:40 AM
Very nice, indeed !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 29 May 2019, 04:22:54 PM
Trying out some colors:
(https://i.imgur.com/KhDVdfK.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 May 2019, 11:26:34 PM
Not bad


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 30 May 2019, 06:37:37 AM
They work, for me...I reckon those are going to look spiffy ! :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 30 May 2019, 05:55:54 PM
With some shading:

(https://i.imgur.com/4vqL9IG.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Leman on 30 May 2019, 06:03:12 PM
Some terrific shading there, Cookie. I like the range of colours you have chosen for the horses.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 May 2019, 06:45:16 PM
Now those look fab


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: paulr on 30 May 2019, 11:28:44 PM
 :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mmcv on 31 May 2019, 07:10:48 AM
Superb


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 31 May 2019, 08:05:39 AM
I DO like those !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 17 June 2019, 02:35:39 PM
Now for something truly random.  A friend went on a bit of a spree and bought all of GW's new Contrast paints.   After a quick run home to get my primers paints and some surplus orcs we got to experimenting.

(https://i.imgur.com/yKd4lpn.jpg)

The nurglings in the middle show off what I'd call a standard quick technique.  Put on a base coat (in this case I think the were pale olive, pale green and just the white primer) cover with the new "Gloss" Nuln Oil then finally apply the contrast paint liberally (nurgle flesh here).

 

Some quick and random  notes

  • The glossiness of the coat under the Contrast makes a big difference.
  • In general I think the mid tones worked best.  Dark colors didn't show as much contrast and light colors tended to seem like a wash.
  • I was surprised how much I liked the white and black contrast paints.
  • The paints labeled as human (or dwarf) flesh didn't look too great over white primer.  Maybe with the right undercoat they'd be better.
  • It's a pain to try and decide when the gloss wash was dry.
  • The Contrast Medium could be pretty useful but for good results  I think you have got to get the ratio spot on.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 18 June 2019, 07:25:32 AM
Damn fine job you're doing on those, Cookie ! :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 13 May 2020, 02:05:26 AM
It's been a while since I thought to post here but once I managed to get my hobby room somewhat cleared I have been painting a bit.

Right now I have a set of FireForge Byzantines and Russians which I'm hoping to use for soldiers of Gondor.  I had the idea of using some tree charms to make their shields and this is what's come in so far.

(https://i.imgur.com/gyY0Fmi.jpg)

Any favorites?


The treess laid down in front are just too wide to make it onto a shield but maybe they will be useful for some standards or as building decorations.



Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Techno on 13 May 2020, 06:35:15 AM
The big one on the right for me !  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: sunjester on 13 May 2020, 08:13:47 AM
A very nice idea!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 May 2020, 09:45:11 AM
Looking good.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Ithoriel on 13 May 2020, 09:56:38 AM
What a great idea!

Middle one for me.

"Seven stars and seven stones. And one white tree."


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mmcv on 13 May 2020, 01:35:05 PM
Middle gets my vote. The left one has a bit of a Yggdrasil vibe.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 May 2020, 01:44:06 PM
Bless you!


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 13 May 2020, 08:30:34 PM
Primed with some Vallejo grey then side brushed on some Reaper blue liner.  It was easier than I was fearing.  I do wish that the circular shield was a millimeter or so bigger.

(https://i.imgur.com/M2wIHs6.jpg)


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: Ithoriel on 13 May 2020, 08:54:20 PM
I do wish that the circular shield was a millimeter or so bigger.

It's on the small side but still a reasonable size for a "Dark Age" shield.

If anything, I'd say other other shield looks a trifle large and unwieldy.

That said, they both look fine to me.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 13 May 2020, 09:11:31 PM
It's on the small side but still a reasonable size for a "Dark Age" shield.

If anything, I'd say other other shield looks a trifle large and unwieldy.

That said, they both look fine to me.

The large shield is just a bit bigger than the oval shields that com on the sprue.


Title: Re: Some of my random 28mm projects
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 20 May 2020, 02:28:17 AM
With all due respect to J.R.R. I think I'm going to have to use some artistic license because there is no way that I'd be able to pull off black mail let alone black mail combined with black cloth as a uniform.