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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Sun 13 Feb 2011 - 3:00

And now for something completely different!

The postman delivered my Giant yesterday... I was so excited I shut down my XboX immediately and started work on him right away!

The model was in decent condition (it even came with the original box), only partially assembled and sprayed with white undercoat. The only thing that was missing was his sword, not such a big deal as I probably wouldn't have used it anyway.

I cleaned him up a bit, gave him a new base and a new club (something a little more high-tech, but only a little). I also took him apart and pinned the whole model.

I've got a few pics for you! Be gentle, the undercoat is still drying...






He's bigger than I expected, a lot heavier too. A very detailed and stunning model, I hope my painting will not deminish his awesomeness...
He uses the same base as my Warmachines (80mm x 60mm).


His club is made from a tree from the 40K Battlescape, the barrels of a Helblaster Volleygun and some Lego chains... It litterally dwarfs his old club, which wasn't bad, but this one's bigger! I can imagine the havoc he can cause by swinging this around.

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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Sun 13 Feb 2011 - 3:53

That is a cruel piece of cc-superiority you equipped your giant with (not that he'd needed it) and also a good use of some rocket-launcher spare parts!
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Sun 13 Feb 2011 - 11:58

This afternoon I've been realy busy painting my Giant... Some parts of the model already have been washed with Devlan Mud, they are a bit darker than the rest.






I realy wanted his clothes to match those of the rest of my army so I opted to keep him in green and white... The main source of inspiration was the picture on the original box, the only thing I changed was the limited pallette of colours. The striped and checkered bits were quite nice to paint, maybe I'll add another few...

I also put some GS on the tree in his hand to cover up the gaps...




I'm comparatively unskilled when it comes to sculpting gs, but I think this looks ok...

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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Sun 13 Feb 2011 - 13:47

nice colors on the gaint!!! I think it'll fit perfectly with the rest of the army.

Good job on the GS as well. Could not have done that any better myself (that doesn't say much though Embarassed)


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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Mon 14 Feb 2011 - 6:27

Amazing!

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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Mon 14 Feb 2011 - 7:23

Very good choices! I have to find it too!
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Mon 14 Feb 2011 - 8:16

Top notch! I think your modelling is very imaginative, and your GS:ing skills are very good as well. You've got yourself a VERY impressive giant!
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Mon 14 Feb 2011 - 11:44

Thanks for the feedback!

The Giant is really turning out great! He's very fun to paint and I'm making some real progress... Just his right arm, club and some details and he should be finished.

I also gave him a new shield on his left arm, the old one with the eagle (or some other bird) wasn't working for me, so I cut it of (after painting it first Crying or Very sad ) and gave him a new one. Expect some pics soon!

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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Sat 19 Feb 2011 - 12:46

I've finished my Giant!




All painted! The model is absolutely fantastic, the best Giant kit around in my opinion... He fits really well with the rest of my army (the painted bit at least), the green and white clothing helps to tie them together as a coherent force...


Apart from his club and the shield on his arm I didn't change anything about the model...

He's finished just in time for this afternoon's battle (read on in the next post)...

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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Sat 19 Feb 2011 - 12:46

Sorry for the double post, but I just had to post these few pictures...

This afternoon Malcador and me will re-fight the battle from last months WD.
He'll be fielding 3000 points of Skaven and I will field 2250 points of Stirlanders...

The terrain was set up by me, using a lot of scenery from my Mordheim board (if you haven't done so yet, be sure to check out my thread:D).






My defensive position... A few buildings, together with some walls and makeshift barricades should do fine. Plenty of space for my units and war machines.

It's not much, but I'm busy working on more Empire themed scenery at the moment. I registered with the 'Tale of Terrain Builders' to give me some more motivation to finally finish something. I recently chucked out all my older scenery (hills, forests, and such) before I made some new stuff, very stupid...

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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Sat 19 Feb 2011 - 12:48

And a third post... A short battle report.

We had a great battle this afternoon! Absolutely amazing! We decided to change the rules for the scenario slightly, adding an objective and removing the rules for capturing or demolishing buildings.

I took a few pictures, but as the battle went on I kind of forgot to make some more...



Empire deployment...


The Skaven army makes it's way onto the table... Both Warp Lightning Cannons didn't survive to see the end of round 2. The first one was shot to pieces (really small ones) by my own Cannon, the other one exploded in a misfire...


Never, ever, let a Skaven player cast Skitterleap! The Engineer suddenly appeared on top of the Belltower and treated the Greatswords to a nasty Rocket of Doom (or something like that). His succes was only short lived as he was executed the very next turn.


Another highlight of the battle... The Hellpit Abomination charges my Giant. Sadly, my Giant failed to impress and would fall in the second round of combat... For only 235 points those things are way to nasty!

Today wasn't a great day to be a Greatsword. First a Rocket of Doom (which killed 9 of them), then Plague (killing a whopping 18), a bound spell (some scroll, causing another two casualties) followed by two rounds of combat with a big unit of Plague monks. They did what they are paid for, they died to a man...
My Warmachines did very well! My Cannon accounted for a Warp Lightning Cannon, a Doomwheel and a bunch of Stormvermin, my mortar scored three direct hits (with a little help from one of my Engineers) and killed a lot of Clanrats and Stormvermin and my Helblaster killed a lot of Plaguemonks and almost (blasted regeneration saves) slew the Abomination...

The battle was chaotic, tense and full of great moments. At the end of the game (7 whole turns!) there was precious little left on the board, but the men of Stirland still held the objective! We both had a great time, suffering terrible losses, gaining great victories, suffering horrible misfortune and outreagous luck...
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Sat 19 Feb 2011 - 12:55

Giant looks great (and like all newly painted/named models died in the second round!) Razz

Thanks for the battle report. Lots of nice eye candy.
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Sat 19 Feb 2011 - 13:57

COOL REPORT & GREAT LOOKING GIANT! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Sat 19 Feb 2011 - 16:35

Your modeling work is crazy good. :3
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Tue 22 Feb 2011 - 11:22

Giant turned out nice, your army is on a really good way. The Scryre-army looks promising as well, if it sees some paint. What steals the show though is this SPECTACULAR gaming-room. Looks like there is a whole, big, bright room just for the hobby? Wow!
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Wed 23 Feb 2011 - 13:27

Thanks for the feedback! I'll tidy up a bit and post some pics of my hobby room for you all to see...

I also got my hands on some new models...


Two mortars and a Cannon (courtesy of marktplaats) and a few other models... The painted models will suffer a thinner related accident in the near future. Currently I'm looking for some Reiksguard on Foot models to build a unit of Swordsmen.

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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Sun 6 Mar 2011 - 11:31

In my last battle I fielded a Helstorm Rocketlauncher. When backed up by an Engineer this machine is absolutely devastating... But I have a few problems with the model. First things first, it's a beautiful model, has nice details and has a very strong Empire flavour. The only thing is that the model doesn't justify the S5 large template...

So I came up with this...




The whole thing is scratch-built. Based on an old Bic marker and augmented with a lot of plasticard and some Empire bits... The model is far from finished as it needs some GS and about a thousand rivets. I'm planning on building a kind of launch towet for the crew and the Engineer but I'm not yet sure how. The stabilising fins are shaped to resemble the tail of a comet to emphasize the Empire background just a bit more...


Close-up of the wood (plasticard)... I used the same technique as for the wood on the Airship...


And a pic of the rocket on it's base... Not quite sure on the whole 'lift-of' thing, but you should get the idea...

Needless to say, the rocket is a good measure bigger then the rockets from the original kit. If this doesn't say S5 large template to you, I can't imagine what will...


And I've cleaned and based my first few classic Reiksguard models. If you have some more and you don't use them, hit me with a PM or check out my post in the trade section...

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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Mon 7 Mar 2011 - 2:29

you sir are a genius. ilove the models, painting bases and scenary.
by the way do you do comission work for scenary?...when i come back from afghan il have enough coin for a set up like yours.....
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Mon 7 Mar 2011 - 6:04

VERY IMPRESSIVE! You have a real flair for fabrication. The Rocket is a fine example of Imperial ingenuity. VERY WELL DONE! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Mon 7 Mar 2011 - 11:47

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you sir are a genius. ilove the models, painting bases and scenary.
by the way do you do comission work for scenary?...when i come back from afghan il have enough coin for a set up like yours.....
Thanks! Not sure if I'm a genius though... As for the commission, I did a few small pieces a while back. You live in Europe so postage shouldn't be such of a problem (if the pieces aren't too big). Just let me know, maybe we can work something out...

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VERY IMPRESSIVE! You have a real flair for fabrication. The Rocket is a fine example of Imperial ingenuity. VERY WELL DONE!
Thanks! Empire ingenuity, where would we be without it...

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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Mon 7 Mar 2011 - 12:56

That rocket is the best!

I'm sure the empire is capable of some sort of space program?
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Tue 8 Mar 2011 - 9:42

Wow, some very cool conversions.

I love the oldschool Marauder giant.
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Thu 24 Mar 2011 - 14:37

Thanks for all the feedback!

It has been a while... Life's a bit hectic at the moment (let's just keep it at that), but I've found some time to roam around on Ebay, searching for some very nice miniatures.

I've managed to assemble a nice unit of 21 (including full command and Captain) Swordsmen... Don't mind the base, it's a temporary loan from my unit of Slayers. The final unit will number at least 28 (7x4).




Most of the models are Reiksguard on Foot, but there are also some other models present.


Some models of special interest. It's very nice to see the classic models mixing with one of the latest Empire releases...


And where would this unit be without a unit filler? Two very old models, loosely based on the minstrel of Brave Sir Robin (and there was much rejoyce)... Both the minstrel and the merchant (originally an Alchemist) are from Citadel.

The unit will be expanded further (to at least 28) as more models arrive. As for background, the unit is already known as the 'Old Geezers'... For our campaing I want to add the rule 'Been there, done that'. Giving the unit the chance to re-roll their panic tests or making them immune to panic altogether (much like Dwarf Longbeards). This rule is only intended for friendly campaing-related games.

More updates are coming soon. I purchased some more plastic tubes, strips and rods to contruct some platform for my V2 rocket... Also on the menu, restraining myself from buying the very cool Ironsides from Warhammer Forge... I already formulated the idea to equip them with repeater handguns and field them as dismounted Outriders. This won't take long...

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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Thu 24 Mar 2011 - 15:08

COOL STUFF..the Minstrel is new to moi. The army has more the cosmopolitan feel of a Marienburg Army than the more rural feel of Stirland, but whatever you call it & wherever it's from, it is VERY COOL. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: For the glory of Stirland!   Fri 25 Mar 2011 - 4:51

Ahahahah...you made me think about this... jocolor lol!

Very interesting unit and models! I envy you...
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