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PostSubject: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 9:38

Sooo, this is my first plog ever! To be honest, I never really enjoyed painting and haven't painted at all for close to 10 years, but recently decided to pick up a brush again. Funny thing is: I'm actually liking it more and more! Dunno why, maybe it's coz I'm getting more patient as I am getting older.

Anyhow, I decided to start a beastmen raiders warband coz the models from the old herd box are so cool. The new ones that have since come out look even better, so a box of the new bestigor is heading this way as we speak. They are gonna be my hero's. Also ordered a box of chaos hounds so except for a minotaur I'll have all the models needed for a proper warband.

So far 4 guys have been painted up and all but one have small conversions (that I love doing). Also I decided to make an effort on the bases for the first time (on my previous mini's it was just some paint and flock on the bases) as a good looking base can somewhat improve a mediocre paintjob.

But enough blahblah, here are the first guys I did:









As you probably can see they have been dipped, with added highlights and washes before and after the dipping. That's it for now, the next update will follow soon I hope. C&C are welcome!


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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 10:22

REALLY NICE LOOKING Beasty Boys! The paint job compliments the FINELY positioned minis nicely. With a good choice of colors & the snazzy bases. you've got yourself the beginnings of an UBERCOOL War Band. VERY WELL DONE!
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 10:38

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!

Hehe.... I really like them! Good job on making some of them look a bit more dynamic!
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Sun 14 Feb 2010 - 15:19

Nice models... and the bases TRULY brings the be(a)st of them! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Mon 15 Feb 2010 - 16:28

Very nice looking models! I'm in the process of making up a beastmen warband from the Gor boxset as well and am inspired by some of the things you have done.

I really love the look of your bases... If you or anyone else is knows of a relatively easy way to accomplish that look please let me know as it really adds to the finished product being mounted like that.

I'm also liking the Shaman. I realised the standard pole makes a great caster staff and am also using it as such... The skull head on yours is different from mine, but it gives it such a good caster look!

Please post more pics as you finish them!
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Tue 16 Feb 2010 - 14:48

Thanks guys for the nice comments!


Exodite wrote:
Very nice looking models! I'm in the process of making up a beastmen warband from the Gor boxset as well and am inspired by some of the things you have done.
Don't forget to post some piccies when you are done!

Exodite wrote:
I really love the look of your bases... If you or anyone else is knows of a relatively easy way to accomplish that look please let me know as it really adds to the finished product being mounted like that.
The bases are very easy to make, I just made them from corks from wine bottles (very good excuse to open another bottle should you need one ). I'll see if I can make a few WIP shots of the bases in various stages (probably in the weekend).

Exodite wrote:
Please post more pics as you finish them!
Uhmm... these minis are finished already, are they so bad they look like WIP? Well, maybe some more highlights or so will be added later on but for now they are done.

In the meantime I haven't been sitting still, this is my first try at a major conversion. While doing the fur on the back I suddenly found out how to sculpt nice looking fur, so I'm probably gonna redo the fur around his waist which looks a bit messy. Also after making the spear I found out that spears aren't allowed for a centigor But since I like the look of it I think I will keep it like this anyway so it wll have to 'count as' sword (the top was made from an sword after all).




Any idea what more I can put on it? I tried to add some shields and barrels 'n stuff but wasn't convinced it would look right...


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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Tue 16 Feb 2010 - 15:06

I thought barrels might be odd, but then I remember how DRUNK centigors usually are. Razz

Maybe some pouches/sacks, straps, wine skin, severed heads, etc? Not sure how out of place some of these might look as I'm not well versed in their ways.
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Tue 16 Feb 2010 - 22:09

Mithras wrote:
Uhmm... these minis are finished already, are they so bad they look like WIP? Well, maybe some more highlights or so will be added later on but for now they are done.
heh, no I meant as you finish the rest of your warband! Was pretty confident you had more models to come... I'm liking the centigor, and the spear could easily count as a halberd, actually almost looks more like one.
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Wed 17 Feb 2010 - 1:19

Oh well done! I gatta say that the new beastmen are great! Gatta get some! Anyway again well done, the centigore would look best with a bottle of booze or two, a keg might be nice.

Have a good one
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Wed 17 Feb 2010 - 1:30

Oh - my herd in progress looks a bit tatty now... Excellent!
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Sat 20 Feb 2010 - 8:58

Exodite wrote:
If you or anyone else is knows of a relatively easy way to accomplish that look please let me know as it really adds to the finished product being mounted like that.

I made some piccies of the bases in various stages of completion, as you will see it's quite easy to make them:

1. Step 1 is to get some corks and cut them up! I cut them in slices and then cut off the rounded edges so they don't look too neat.


2: Glue some pieces of cork to a base in a pattern to your liking.


3. Add some modelling sand to the parts of the base that are still 'naked':


4. Paint or spray the whole thing black:


5. Put some paint on it!


These are the paints I use:
- For the cork/stone Charadon Granite is the base (only leaving the biggest recesses black). And then drybrush layers of Adeptus Battlegrey, Codex Grey and Astronomican Grey on (each layer a lighter drybrush then the previous one). That's followed by a Devlan Mud wash and a last drybrush of Astronomican Grey.
- For the sand part Scorched brown as a base and then drybrush layers of Bestial Brown, Snakebite Leather and bleached bone on.

The static grass is added to the base after I put the model on it so I can see where the added grass would look best.
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Sat 20 Feb 2010 - 9:52

More reasons to drink wine... Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Sat 20 Feb 2010 - 10:04

Were there ever a reason not to?

You can get cork in several DIY stores as well
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Sat 20 Feb 2010 - 11:01

Mmm wine...

These beastmen look awesome too. Great conversions.
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Sun 21 Feb 2010 - 9:35

lord siwoc wrote:
You can get cork in several DIY stores as well
For me there's no need considering the steady inflow of corks from wine bottles in casa Mithras

I have a question BTW, does anyone have suggestions or a good resource for Beastmen names? The only one that has a name so far is the shaman, who I'm gonna name Poofhoof (inspired by the great Dutch anthem "Als ik maar niet op mijn poef hoef, poef hoef" (to the none-Dutchies: you don't wanna know....)). I haven't got the armybook or anything so haven't got a clue what to name the rest of them. It seems a bit lame to name everyone X-gor or Y-hoof.
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Sun 21 Feb 2010 - 12:03

Nice work there Mithras!

Like to put the pirates in action against these beasts someday!
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Mon 22 Feb 2010 - 14:33

Awesome work on the base tutorial! It's a lot more simple than the final results would suggest!

I guess now all I have to do is get some corks... I'm sure I can find some use for the wine Wink

Oh and as far as names go there is a short list of hero names:
Gorthor
Malagor (shaman)
Morghur
Khazrak
Ghorros Warhoof (centigor)

Might offer some inspiration... also might be worth looking at old name lists for something like the diablo I/II... the goatmen remind me of the beastmen a lot and they have a great deal of names.
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Mon 22 Feb 2010 - 14:53

For the original I have a link

Now most are from non-goatmen enemies, but many that aren't are still good
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Tue 23 Feb 2010 - 15:01

Thanks for the suggestions and the link, Exodite. They should give me a good start point to think up some proper beasty names!
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PostSubject: Re: For the Herd! - Mithras' first ever plog (about Beastmen)   Sun 7 Mar 2010 - 3:20

I Finally finished the centigor and did 2 more guys. Despite your good suggestions I didn't put anything on it, thinking I can always add stuff later. Quite like how he turned out so I'll prolly keep him like this for now.



And here two more gors:







The one with the bronze helmet is going to be my chieftain for the time being, until I have painted up some of the new Besties. But first I'm gonna paint up some hounds!

p.s. I just noticed that I still have to clean up the sides of the bases
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