Monday, May 2, 2016

Militiamen #7 and #8

Initially, I was planning to use the MM41 ogre as a bodyguard for the leader of the militia. In the end, they didn't fit on a single 40x40 base, and I've replaced the merchant by a halfling from the MM64 range (reference HL4).






As you can see, I've tried to keep the same colors as those used for the spearmen: leather, beige, black and red. And my militia has now two full ranks :)

19 comments:

  1. Looks great! At first glance the ogre looks like he's creaping up on his lunch :)

    Very cool.

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    1. Yep. It crossed my mind too :) I should have used the halfling eating a sandwich instead :p

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  2. Excellent! Old lead with a splendid new paintjob! Makes me want to start on my old empire project thats in the box for about a year now...

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    1. Thanks. You should start it, there are really nice models in the imperial range

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  3. J'adore, c'est le genre d'idées qui amène une grosse dose de personnalité à une unité. Avec une peinture au top niveau ca devient top moumoutte !

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    1. Merci. En fait l'ogre, c'est juste pour que Haekel arrête de se plaindre en disant que je ne lui peins que des gringalets :)

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  4. La paire est fantastique. Les trognes mises en valeur par la peinture sont formidables et ajoutent une personnalité incroyable à l'unité !

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  5. Je suis bien obligé de reconnaitre que c'est réussi ! Je vais pouvoir balayer les rang de tes boules de poils ferrée....
    Merci !

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    1. Oui, cette armée me plaît de plus en plus : je vais plutôt les utiliser comme alliés, et je t'en peindrai une autre à base de minus gobs et de trolls débiles (Marauder Miniatures bien sûr !).

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  6. Seriously great unit. Mixing different sizes in a unit I think always makes it stand out - of course on top your excellent paint jobs as well!
    /Hans

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    1. Thanks. I still have a few MM41 ogres to paint: I'll try to integrate them in the different regiments of this army (with some Marauder dwarves).

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  7. Wow!!! the flesh tone on that Ogre is wonderful...and the unit is looking amazing! I will be hunting many of these same figures after being inspired by your fabulous work.

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    1. Nooooooo! No more buyers of these wonderful ogres! I'm still looking for two of them at decent prices :(

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  8. WOOOW! Amazing unit! The ogre does it's job. Impressive!

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  9. Really lovely piece of work ... every single one of them. :)

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  10. Thanks again. I should start the second half of this unit soon.

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  11. Could you share your color recipe for your padded armors? The yellow-brown looks very vivid and interesting. I would like to try to copy these on my models:p

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    1. I use as a base the first shading tone of the Andrea flesh paint, highlight it with VMC Tan Yellow and VMC Ivory Bone. For the shadows, different brown inks, in particular the VGC Chestnut ink.

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