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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Sun 3 Mar 2013 - 9:48

It's those nice little touches like the path, the flowers, & mushrooms that give scenery character. Your Merchant's House, its town, & the inhabitants are all WONDERFULLY DONE! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Tue 5 Mar 2013 - 8:17

Oh that does look very good based, bravo! I've never done static grass, mostly because I really just don't know how. Yours came out great though. I love looking at your pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Tue 5 Mar 2013 - 8:22

Your village has really come to life! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Sun 10 Mar 2013 - 11:53

Thanks guys! It's really motivating to get your feedback! Smile

Theomar, the static grass I used was a mix of different types and colours. I put a small amount of white glue on scattered spots on the base and then grabbed some grass and pressed it against the glue. About 5 seconds later, I blew over the glued grass which got rid of bits of grass on top and gave the pile a realistic shape.
I also used turf to give the flowers a more realistic feel.

So, I've painted a couple more Lead Adventure models: diggers.



I was tempted to use them as graveyard diggers, but then I remembered this documentary about medieval London, and how peasants used to get hired to go into the city and literally clean the dirt and crap that was on the streets. They would get good money for that, even though it must've been a pretty disgusting job:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW3wrucYrOw

So, these particular fellows will be in charge of cleaning up this messy town (by the way, I made a pile of dirt out of filler, white glue, gravel and painted with a mix of browns and greens).

Hope you enjoy it (so to speak). Smile



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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Sun 10 Mar 2013 - 12:47

The various Town Folk breathe live into your LOVELY Village. The the right hand Sanitation Crewman looks like he could have been a former occupant had this been a Graveyard Crew. GREAT WORK!

Somewhere on his blog, Fearless Leader Tom the Admin had a video "tour" of his Mordheim Board. It was quite a visual experience. Doing a series of shots around town might be a fine way of showing of your own creation. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Sun 10 Mar 2013 - 23:11

DeafNala wrote:
Doing a series of shots around town might be a fine way of showing of your own creation. What a Face

I second that notion! Would love to see more pics of the town. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Mon 11 Mar 2013 - 9:57

Third!

And i would request an shortfilm based in this fantastic town of yours!
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Mon 18 Mar 2013 - 13:06

Thanks guys! It might take a long while until I get all sorted for a city tour (but it will be done!). I have a few more dozens of civilians to paint and seven brand new buildings to finish (some of them are big houses).

In the meantime, as night falls, the candle seller makes her final offers with a few discounts. It's quite dangerous to walk in some parts of town without proper light...



Boy, the candle seller is one ugly wench. And she uses far too much make-up.

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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Mon 18 Mar 2013 - 13:16

All three of the Wenches are BEAUTIFULLY painted & based. The Young One to the right has got a serious attitude problem. GREAT WORK! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Mon 18 Mar 2013 - 13:23

I don't blame the little one, DeafNala; she must be fed up with the candle seller's awful singing! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Mon 18 Mar 2013 - 13:24

Ha! I love the sulking teen!
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 7:28

I gotta say, that rope she is hanging all the candles from does make a bit puzzled. Its holding its weight really good!

Other that that, she´s as fantastic and characterful as rest of your town people! And to hear that you got several more planned is like music to my ear!

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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 8:56

Soulblight, nicely spotted.

It's more the angle and the light (or lack of it) that is hiding the string that holds the big candle than anything else.

That said, I should paint it brighter and thicker so it's more evident. In fact, I'm not totally happy with the paintjob so I will revisit this and other miniatures and tweak them one of these days.

As for future minis, I have a combination of Bruegelburg, Foundry, Reaper, Hasslefree and GW civilians (and a few more companies) to finish off.

Once those are done, the plan is to then paint more soldiers, guards and the assassins from The Brotherhood (Freebooter Miniatures). That's when things will get a bit more exciting and dangerous in the town. In fact, I wonder if Lead Adventure will release these models too, as I'm in need to have some characterful militia people and street thugs:

http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=48703.30

How cool would that be?!

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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 16:14

Yep, that teen is my favorite, so much character. I love all of your city pics, they are great little scenes, and def tell a story. Great work.
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Tue 19 Mar 2013 - 20:05

Love seeing more of your town. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Wed 20 Mar 2013 - 9:30

Speaking of humoristic guards, these ones would perhaps fit the bill;

http://microartstudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=19776
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Sat 23 Mar 2013 - 18:33

Soulblight, thanks for the suggestion. I really like those miniatures, but have some doubts in getting them because of their potentially big scale. And I still haven't found a scale comparison shot between those models and other 28mm minis like GW, for example...

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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Sun 24 Mar 2013 - 16:56

Discworld minis are massive, they would never fit with 28mm figs.
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Mon 25 Mar 2013 - 1:33

Ah! Too bad! I knew they where on the taller side but didnt know they where that big.

Well, on the good side; then i can enjoy watching you find and paint up other goodlooking miniatures for that town of yours!
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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Mon 27 May 2013 - 6:18

Hi there! Sorry for the long absence. I've been working on multiple projects at the same time and hence not producing much lately (story of my life...).

Anyway, just a quick post to ask you for your opinion on the following: I'm thinking of basing my town buildings so that the houses have a "context"; some clutter around the walls and actual pavement in the shape of cobblestones to stand on.

I made these bases out ot foamboard and carved the cobblestone pattern on them. I then placed the houses on the bases, but didn't glue them until being absolute sure that this is what I want.

Now, the question is: is this realistic enough? Or are the bases too detached from the board itself?
Any suggestions and tips are very welcomed at this stage!

P.S. the house on the right is not finished yet.







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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Mon 27 May 2013 - 6:56

EXCELLENT WORK! The buildings are attractive with lots of interesting angles to them, pleasantly detailed, & very realistic. To my mind, such as it is, the surrounding cobble/paving stone bases add to the effect...while the street may be dirt, the walkways are paved. thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Mon 27 May 2013 - 11:38

Is is possible to have the carving between the pavement stones go to the very bottom? Or is it because the foamboard is glued on thin plasticboard? Either way I find it very distracting and in the way of an otherwise excellent model.

If you painted the bases in a somewhat darker grey then I think they would fit in with the ground board much better and appear as "one thing", if you know what I mean.

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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Mon 27 May 2013 - 13:33

DeafNala, thanks a lot for the encouragement. That's was the effect I was trying to produce with these pieces.

However, Chris is right: those lines were very distracting indeed.

So, I have peeled off the sheet from underneath the bases and carved the cobblestone lines all the way down.
I also drybrushed the bottom of the base with dark brown to blend in with the board.

What do you think - and please don't be afraid to be critical. I want to give my best shot at these bases.





Thanks a lot for your help! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Mon 27 May 2013 - 13:53

Wow! This looks VERY good indeed! What a great difference!

I really like the colours of the stonework on that house, by the way.

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PostSubject: Re: Joao's Random Workshop   Mon 27 May 2013 - 14:33

I have no idea why, but I didn't notice the bottom layer until you removed it. I really does make a difference...for the better. The two Rogues casing the joint out are equally cool & VERY WELL DONE! thumbsup
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