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PostSubject: Wests Mordheim Bands   Wed 5 Jul 2017 - 21:03

With the Photobucket stuff going on I've decided just to post new pictures of my stuff rather than try to fix the old topics. I've gotten some work done since then, so it was time for new pictures anyway. My camera setup still isn't great, so someday I'll have to do new pictures again.

I provide warbands for anybody in our that wants to play but doesn't want to buy/paint a warband (or sometimes just try a new one). The upside for them is they save some money/work. The downside is that I'm a collector, so I won't convert any of my originals. But they are always welcome to pick up a couple of models, paint them, and use them alongside mine. More often they offer to buy me a model if I'll paint it. It usually works.

For now I'll try to add one warband a day, not necessarily in the order I painted them either. I don't know if I'll add new ones to the first post, or just add them as it goes. We'll see. For the first one, I've got Witch Hunters.

[size=150]Witch Hunters[/size]
If anyone has Captain #2 (the one I don't have pictured below) that they'd be willing to trade or sell let me know.
Captain and Warrior Priest


Witch Hunters


Flagellants


Zealots


Dogs


Dedicated Hired Swords



Up next we have some of the first minis I did when I got back into painting several years back. A few were also done more recently. The pictures wash things out a bit, but even so the difference is rather noticeable.

[size=150]Outlaws of Stirwood Forrest[/size]
Leader/Champion/Monk


Petty Thieves/Promoted Henchman


Henchmen



Dedicated Hired Swords


I guess I'll do Reikland now, because those pictures were next in the folder.

[size=150]Reikland[/size]
I'd love to find the foot/mounted captain, from a collecting standpoint it is otherwise complete.
Captains


Champions


Youngbloods


Expert Swordsmen


Marksmen



Dedicated Hired Swords


[size=150]Middenheim[/size]
Looking for the foot/mounted Captain for these too.
Captains


Champion


Youngbloods


Expert Swordsmen


Marksmen



Dedicated Hired Swords


And now for Marienburg. I painted these right after the Outlaws.

[size=150]Marienburg[/size]
Just like the other two, I'd love to find the foot/mounted Captain.
Captains


Champions


Youngbloods


Expert Swordsmen


Marksmen



Dedicated Hired Swords


Some of you were probably wondering how we play without any regular warriors, I made a pool to pick from and add to it as needed. They can also be additional zealots.

Warriors




And now Skaven. I thought I would enjoy painting these a lot more than I did. And then I put to heavy of a wash on them, covering a lot of what I did manage to do. Oh well, they helped me get better at painting.

[size=150]Skaven[/size]
Assassin Masters & Viskit


Black Skaven and Eshin Sorcerer


Gutter Runners


Rat Ogres/Giant Rats


Clan Rats




Up next are my sisters of sigmar. These were more fun to paint than I expected.

[size=150]Sisters of Sigmar[/size]
Looking for 4 of the 5 multipart models that were released later.
Bertha/Matriarchs


Sisters Superior/Auger


Sisters


Novices


Dedicated Hired Swords


[size=200]The Possessed[/size]
I'd like to find the 2nd Magister, And I'd really love to pick up the 3rd beastman instead of the duplicate. The other dark soul should be coming in the mail soon.
Magister/Mutants

Possessed

Beastmen

Brethren

Darksouls


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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Thu 6 Jul 2017 - 2:43

Nice work -- I especially like the highlighting on the fabric, which has excellent texture. Even if the photos do bleach it a little! Great stuff, with some really good detail work too.
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Thu 6 Jul 2017 - 5:54

Thank you. I've worked at getting better with each mini I paint, and I think it's paying off. Maybe tonight I'll post my Outlaws. They're the first ones I painted when I got back into painting a few years ago. They took twice as long for a lower quality result.
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Thu 6 Jul 2017 - 11:33

Nice to see an Outlaws warband thumbsup thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Thu 6 Jul 2017 - 16:52

Friedrich Hetzenauer wrote:
They're the first ones I painted when I got back into painting a few years ago. They took twice as long for a lower quality result.

Haha, I know that feeling! & that dreadful moment when you look at an old model & think, "Why did I settle for this?" But we need never speak of this when we've got projects we're happy with* to show off.

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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Thu 6 Jul 2017 - 19:26

Some of my really old stuff I actually couldn't look at anymore and stripped. I honestly wish I hadn't with the HE- who knows if I'll ever get around to painting those again. But I'm really glad I did with some of my Mordheim stuff. It's a LOT better than before. Some if I could almost want to do again, but I'm smart enough to realize I've got years worth or minis to paint already, and really they aren't all that bad.

Fortunately I've managed to be more consistent about painting than in the past. I'll take a few months off if I do a long trip, but other than that I paint at least a little every week. It's much better than in the past when I'd paint almost every day for a couple of months, but then take a couple of years off. Of course doing that helped keep all my work at a similar (low) level of quality.

I really do need to figure out my camera situation though, a few of these models I actually really am proud of and I'm really not doing a good job of showing them off.
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Fri 7 Jul 2017 - 6:09

SPLENDID STUFF! You might be using just a little too much light in your photos, but the quality of the minis shines through. You have a nice clean style. Stick with it & great things will happen...in a small way. EXCELLENT WORK! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Fri 7 Jul 2017 - 10:35

My current lighting choices consist of to little or to much. I need to build a photo tent I think.

Anyway, I added Middenheim. I might add a few more today. No power at the office, and it's to hot to want to ride the bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Fri 7 Jul 2017 - 11:12

Lighting is one of those things I have struggled with himself. When I found a lighting setting for The Camera of Continual Contrariness & set it for the type of light I use, the pics improved quite a bit. Getting decent pis is part of the fun.  What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Tue 11 Jul 2017 - 8:15

Added my sisters, and even managed a better picture of some of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Tue 11 Jul 2017 - 13:29

The Holy Babes are LOOKIN' GOOD or perhaps righteous. The Sisters in particular are one of  your best photos. The painting is uniformly EXCELLENT & the photography is getting there. GREAT WORK! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Sun 16 Jul 2017 - 14:00

Friedrich Hetzenauer wrote:
With the Photobucket stuff going on I've decided just to post new pictures of my stuff rather than try to fix the old topics. I've gotten some work done since then, so it was time for new pictures anyway. My camera setup still isn't great, so someday I'll have to do new pictures again.

I provide warbands for anybody in our that wants to play but doesn't want to buy/paint a warband (or sometimes just try a new one). The upside for them is they save some money/work. The downside is that I'm a collector, so I won't convert any of my originals. But they are always welcome to pick up a couple of models, paint them, and use them alongside mine. More often they offer to buy me a model if I'll paint it. It usually works.

For now I'll try to add one warband a day, not necessarily in the order I painted them either. I don't know if I'll add new ones to the first post, or just add them as it goes. We'll see. For the first one, I've got Witch Hunters.

[size=150]Witch Hunters[/size]
If anyone has Captain #2 (the one I don't have pictured below) that they'd be willing to trade or sell let me know.
Captain and Warrior Priest


Witch Hunters


Flagellants


Zealots


Dogs


Dedicated Hired Swords



Up next we have some of the first minis I did when I got back into painting several years back. A few were also done more recently. The pictures wash things out a bit, but even so the difference is rather noticeable.

[size=150]Outlaws of Stirwood Forrest[/size]
Leader/Champion/Monk


Petty Thieves/Promoted Henchman


Henchmen



Dedicated Hired Swords


I guess I'll do Reikland now, because those pictures were next in the folder.

[size=150]Reikland[/size]
I'd love to find the foot/mounted captain, from a collecting standpoint it is otherwise complete.
Captains


Champions


Youngbloods


Expert Swordsmen


Marksmen



Dedicated Hired Swords


[size=150]Middenheim[/size]
Looking for the foot/mounted Captain for these too.
Captains


Champion


Youngbloods


Expert Swordsmen


Marksmen



Dedicated Hired Swords


And now for Marienburg. I painted these right after the Outlaws.

[size=150]Marienburg[/size]
Just like the other two, I'd love to find the foot/mounted Captain.
Captains


Champions


Youngbloods


Expert Swordsmen


Marksmen



Dedicated Hired Swords


Some of you were probably wondering how we play without any regular warriors, I made a pool to pick from and add to it as needed. They can also be additional zealots.

Warriors




And now Skaven. I thought I would enjoy painting these a lot more than I did. And then I put to heavy of a wash on them, covering a lot of what I did manage to do. Oh well, they helped me get better at painting.

[size=150]Skaven[/size]
Assassin Masters & Viskit


Black Skaven and Eshin Sorcerer


Gutter Runners


Rat Ogres/Giant Rats


Clan Rats




Up next are my sisters of sigmar. These were more fun to paint than I expected.

[size=150]Sisters of Sigmar[/size]
Looking for 4 of the 5 multipart models that were released later.
Bertha/Matriarchs


Sisters Superior/Auger


Sisters


Novices


Dedicated Hired Swords

[size=150]Undead[/size]
Missing some zombies, a vampire, and a ghoul
Vampire/Necromancer

Dregs

Ghouls

Dire Wolves

Zombies

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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Sun 16 Jul 2017 - 14:00

Added some undead.
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Sun 16 Jul 2017 - 17:30

That is quite an array of SPLENDIDLY painter miniatures. GREAT WORK! thumbsup
Are you by any chance using a flash? If you are, either turn it off or cover it. That would account for the washed out effect in your pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Sun 16 Jul 2017 - 18:17

I'm not, but I've figured out that if I turn out one of the lights in the room I get better pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Mon 17 Jul 2017 - 4:29

That's an impressive collection of nicely painted warbands with some really interesting miniature-choices. Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Wests Mordheim Bands   Mon 17 Jul 2017 - 23:15

Grimscull wrote:
That's an impressive collection of nicely painted warbands with some really interesting miniature-choices. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks. It's been my favorite game since the day I saw the first article about it in White Dwarf. I was a fan of Necromunda, but not really 40k, so moving it to the warhammer world was really exciting. The original miniature range are still some of my favorites of all time, and I've had almost 20 years to collect them now. I've had the same to paint a lot of them, but everything you see here is from the last 5 years.

Possessed were just added. Only one more painted warband to add it's one that the internet is most likely to complain about), plus hired swords and the like.

There is another in progress, with two minis already done, a few started, and a few that need their weapons chosen and glued.
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