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PostSubject: Ironfoundersson's motley crew of Reiklanders   Thu 29 Apr 2010 - 15:16

Started putting together my Reiklanders during exams, and finished them up this morning.

This is my Captain, Rudolf Rassendyllson. Fluff-wise I was thinking ex-rebel/pirate from a wealthy family (see Pier Gerlofs Donia on wikipedia) who was given the choice of seeking treasure for the Emporer in Mordheim, or execution. On a gamble, he chose almost-certain-death over certain death.



These are the Champions. The first is a former rebel turned refugee and the other a lowly Lieutenant sent with the expedition to ensure the orders of the Emperor are carried out. Of course he is entirely ineffectual in his duty.


Young 'Uns- Not sure I really like the look of them. I may throw some others together once I've unpacked. One of them, in this case the one on the far right, is an Ensign in the army, and assistant to the Lt.

Two sets of Marksmen. I like the dog on the leash, but I think the leash is too long since it won't fit on a base without bunch up and looking silly. I'll have to find a way of shortening it and keeping the appearance of a leash, and not a dog on a string.

My swordsman, Egilhard Ebergar.



None are based yet because I hate painting/basing with the model glued hard to the base. I'm going to paint 'em all up first and then do the bases before combining them. Any comments before I start priming and painting are greatly appreciated! I'll post some more possibilities for the band soon. Cheers!

--Ironfoundersson


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PostSubject: Re: Ironfoundersson's motley crew of Reiklanders   Thu 29 Apr 2010 - 16:05

Love the coat on the champion! LOVE IT! And the gun he totes really makes it for me.

I, for the most part, never truly enjoy human models...But I guess when one is loaded up like yours is it changes my mood a little bit!

The only thing I suggest doing is get a new string for the dog. Maybe a small wire with a thin coating of green stuff around it modeled up to look like rope...That poofy bit wont paint up well!

To make it short, you can even use the green stuff and "wrap" the "leash" around his wrist...Like he's holding on to the dog to keep him from running off.
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PostSubject: Re: Ironfoundersson's motley crew of Reiklanders   Thu 29 Apr 2010 - 16:44

Looking good so far, and nice backstory for the warband. Quick query, though. What is the blunderbuss tip doing on the leaders belt?
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PostSubject: Re: Ironfoundersson's motley crew of Reiklanders   Thu 29 Apr 2010 - 16:56

PRETTY COOL use of the GW plastic...the Young Blood on the right & the hard drinking Swordsman are my favorites. The background fluff is a definite plus.
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PostSubject: Re: Ironfoundersson's motley crew of Reiklanders   Fri 30 Apr 2010 - 2:45

Love your poses! well done!
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PostSubject: Re: Ironfoundersson's motley crew of Reiklanders   Mon 3 May 2010 - 8:14

@Figgy; Thanks! I figured that if I'm only making a dozen I may's well kit them out Smile The coat is from the Outriders sprue. Well worth the money if you're doing Mercs. I agree, the rope does look thick. It was all I had at the time (it's the string off an Earl Grey teabag) so I really wanted to see how it looked. I'm not brilliant with greenstuff yet, so would you say it would be better to try to twist the greenstuff to look like a rope on the wire, or sculpt it after it's cured for a little? The other option of course is to find a nice thin piece of string.

@Mr. Chair; I tried to fill it with greenstuff and make a buckler, but it turned out to be a)too small and b) too thick. So I tore it off. If I try to find a buckler I may try the shields from the Quarrelers /Thunderers sprue. Have to take the rune off tho.

@DeafNala & Capt. Bernhardt; Cheers! I just play around with arms and heads until I find a combination I like or that looks really natural.

Another possible Captain model. I like my first one, but I'm not sure if he's ideal for the fluff. IMO he looks a bit like badly stereotyped German WWII general, sans monocle...


As always, comments are welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: Ironfoundersson's motley crew of Reiklanders   Tue 4 May 2010 - 2:35

This looks promising indeed. The posing is good, and the bits combination is well executed. You should try to find a thinner rope thingy for the dog though - it looks a tad strange...
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PostSubject: Re: Ironfoundersson's motley crew of Reiklanders   Tue 4 May 2010 - 3:00

COOL! The new Captain has definite possibilities...one of which is as fearless leader of a second War Band. It's a never ending hobby. Keep up the FINE WORK!
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PostSubject: Re: Ironfoundersson's motley crew of Reiklanders   Tue 8 Jun 2010 - 13:53

I haven't really been working on my Mordheim models recently, so I've just managed to get this chappy out. I've also done some work on the heavy drinking Swordsmen, and the mace carrying Champion, but both have some serious detail/highlight work to do. I'll post those soon.
I need to work on my skin tones. It's too pink to my eyes. Any suggestions?


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PostSubject: Re: Ironfoundersson's motley crew of Reiklanders   Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 14:11

That's one nice looking dude. The only thing is that the arrow should on the other side of the bow Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Ironfoundersson's motley crew of Reiklanders   Wed 9 Jun 2010 - 15:12

Arathorn wrote:
The only thing is that the arrow should on the other side of the bow

Yah, when I was painting it I realised how awkward it looked from some angles. However it is the safe way to load (?) a bow. Or at least that's what they told us at summer camp all those years ago Smile I presume he would raise the bow and turn it 90 degrees so it would be aimed normally. I think all the hands and other extraneous bits would be in the right places then.

Finished up my first Champion and the Swordsman today, and managed to get some pictures before my camera died (does anyone else's cameras eat batteries like beast?).

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