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PostSubject: Re: My alternative Japanese Mordheim   Tue 2 Jun 2009 - 1:26

u = mad skillz.

This is absolutely amazing. I have to go to bed before I croak, but congrats on yet another thread filled with amazing terrain. You're buildings are fabulous! Your terrain building skills and techniques are awesome.

Where did you get these building plans from?

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PostSubject: Re: My alternative Japanese Mordheim   Mon 8 Jun 2009 - 16:21

Keeping busy at work, I had little time to get on with the terrain or the miniatures. However I recently got a package from The Assault Group, and started to put together the warrior monks I had ordered. This time I'm even going with round bases (*woooo!*), as I think it looks nifty for skirmish games.

These are still painting in progress, but I wanted to post the results I've got over the weekend. Some are armed with polearms:



and some come with bows, and a more well armed fellow:



For those who are wondering about scale and sizes, here's a picture of some GW miniatures, some Perry Miniatures that I use for the rest of my warband, and these TAG miniatures.



Close enough to not stick out, IMHO. TAG are a little bit bulkier, just like GW.

And with a band of warrior monks on the horizon...



...I just had to start building a temple for them to protect. I expect this to be a big project, so we'll see when (if?) I'll finish it. For now I'll try to build two more gates, raise a wall around it and finish the courtyard. Then I'll build a temple on the raised platform.

Ashton: the buildings are built with a various number of sources. First one is the small library of books on Japanese history I have, and especially the books on Japanese architecture and architecture history that I started picking up once I begun building stuff. Those have been hugely helpful. But apart from that I also find inspiration in watching samurai movies, pictures I've taken in Japan and even some random video games with Japanese historical buildings in them. I'm usually looking at something and think "damn, that would be great to build!" and then I go from there, improvising and taking stuff from other buildings as I go.
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PostSubject: Re: My alternative Japanese Mordheim   Tue 9 Jun 2009 - 0:35

This is just GREAT! The minis look great already, wish the pics were bigger though. I'm looking forward to the finished minis!

That temple area too looks very promising. I really can't wait to see the entire project finished... a huge Japanese gaming board with beautiful minis...

So you got a very historical setting and set up there... are you also playing with any historical Japanese skirmish rules aside from Mordheim? A few months ago I was considering to translate Warhammer Historical's Legends series into a Japanese setting but then decided for another project.

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PostSubject: Re: My alternative Japanese Mordheim   Tue 9 Jun 2009 - 1:59

I can only echo my esteemed friend, cianty; the minis & terrain ARE beautiful & hold TREMENDOUS promise. COOL STUFF! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: My alternative Japanese Mordheim   Thu 18 Jun 2009 - 4:09

I'm slowly working on the temple grounds.



This is the first time I'm working with plastruct sheets, but this far I like them. I'll have to wait until I get it painted to see whether I'm satisfied with them or not.

My warrior monks are almost finished, I've still got to put some static grass on the bases but that will have to wait since I've got all my basing materials at the club.



I like how the polearm monks turned out, but strangely enough the archers did not turn out as nice IMHO. Also the TAG monks have weird loafer looking clumbs for feet instead of the sandals you'd ordinarily see on a battlefield, and they turned out like shit when I painted them. Oh well.





cinty: not at the moment, though I've heard of samurai style LotR mods. If Warhammer Ancients mark II turn out ok this autumn we might run a few games with it.
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PostSubject: Re: My alternative Japanese Mordheim   Thu 18 Jun 2009 - 6:55

Oh wow! This stuffs great!
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PostSubject: Re: My alternative Japanese Mordheim   Sat 25 Jul 2009 - 15:18

I am amazed! this is one of the coolest pieces of terrain that I saw with the Japanesse architecture. Well done, I can't wait to see finished shrine!
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PostSubject: Re: My alternative Japanese Mordheim   Sat 25 Jul 2009 - 15:30

cheers

Perfect;y executed project Very Happy!!

Really gives the japanese feel!

I envy your gaming group drunken
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PostSubject: Re: My alternative Japanese Mordheim   Sun 26 Jul 2009 - 5:02

Very nice! Looks like you spend much time in planing your houses! I love the style. Especialy the Roof of your very first building. But I belive you when you say that's a REAL longsome pice of work!
When using Cardboard to imitate wood you can use something like a small srewdriver or the backside of a needle to give your "wood" some structure like this:
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