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PostSubject: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeWed 15 Dec 2010 - 20:31

Well I've been been around this fantastic forum for a while now, and think it's time for me to participate in the WIP posting. So here's my Bounty Hunter for now.

Equipment: Sword, dagger, pistol, crossbow, heavy armor, helmet, rope & hook and a lantern.

The basic's done. I've build it up from a Empire Greatsword with the head from the General sprue, sword (not the arm) from Empire State Troops and the pistol from the Outriders sprue. I wanted it to be a bit more heavy armor so I added some chainmail and some shoulders. More to come when the greenstuff's dry.

Now it's time for comments...cheers

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[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5264259640_39e69d7e23 Bounty Hunter WIP by Ben'jammin1, on Flickr[/img]


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[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5264260492_1b56a7aa5b Bounty Hunter WIP by Ben'jammin1, on Flickr[/img]


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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeWed 15 Dec 2010 - 21:53

Nice work. The extra armor is a nice touch, and the arms look good. I would like to see how this looks when it is painted.
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeThu 16 Dec 2010 - 1:02

That is ESPECIALLY COOL in so much as it looks remarkably like moi...EXCELLENT use of the parts & some nice touches with the G.S.. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeFri 17 Dec 2010 - 19:14

This is it! Job's done...

I present to you:
Erasmus "One eye, nice shot!" Fortescue
[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5268678967_3b6a297e1d Bounty Hunter by Ben'jammin1, on Flickr[/img][img][/img]
[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5269290148_f5946bfe59 Bounty Hunter by Ben'jammin1, on Flickr[/img]
[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5269286810_412d551294 Bounty Hunter by Ben'jammin1, on Flickr[/img]
[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5268677075_c37d2cdf09 Bounty Hunter by Ben'jammin1, on Flickr[/img]

I know the lighting still is a bit dark. I blame the weather outside... and my after sundown posts and photoshoots... Rolling Eyes

Feel free to post comments.

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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeFri 17 Dec 2010 - 22:25

VERY WELL DONE! The Old Guy is armed to the teeth...appropriately enough. Although the colors are subdued, you have some bright spots to keep it interesting. The flesh tones look good & the facial expression hold a lot of character. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeFri 17 Dec 2010 - 23:30

I like the banner and the lamp! Great job!
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeFri 17 Dec 2010 - 23:43

Excellent job,I too love the banner!
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeSat 18 Dec 2010 - 21:35

There is SO much detail I love it! The banner is great "40gc" good stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeMon 20 Dec 2010 - 9:17

Well done! As others have said, the banner is a nice touch. The model's got a lot of contrast which makes it pop, in lieu of having somewhat modest colour tones. The armour is well painted as well, with the little scratches and smudges.
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeMon 20 Dec 2010 - 15:14

Good Work! As many others have said the Banner is a nice touch!
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeSun 23 Jan 2011 - 1:57

More WIP's

First a Goblin Lantern Bearer -
Bullneck Mons


[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5378838261_4c10101f96[/img]
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Pretty proud of the outcome, with the lantern... Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeSun 23 Jan 2011 - 2:18

COOL Little Guy! NICE bit of converting...I also like how you did the lantern. WELL DONE! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeSun 23 Jan 2011 - 6:32

I love the way the Empire plastics mix together, giving endless possibilities. For fantasy figures, there is nothing else remotely as flexible as GW's Empire plastic sets.

I like the figure a lot... except I will vote against the majority and say I don't care for the banner. You did a great job painting it, but if I was exploring a danged dangerous place like Mordheim, having to scramble over ruins, duck into creaky ruined buildings, etc., I don't think I would fancy having that thing stuck on my back...
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeSun 23 Jan 2011 - 10:10

nice job! I approve of your creaticity!
though rational thought has to agree with mweaver, from an aesthetic point of view the banner is top notch! (and isn't that what counts the most?)
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeSun 23 Jan 2011 - 10:41

I was thinking the same thing about the banner, but it looks so nice, and add a little extra to the mini, that makes it pop out from the rest of the group... Thats my whole idea of Hired Swords. But yes, not very practical in the ruins.

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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeSun 23 Jan 2011 - 13:37

Chiming in on the back banner...much as it pains me to disagree with my Fellow Texan, the back banner is precisely the sort of thing that appeals to me about Mordheim. It's a FINE example of the way reality is twisted in the concept art...the Old Guy could have just stepped out of one of the illustrations that grace the Rule Book. Realism & practicality are the creatures of historical gaming; in Mordheim, strange, bizarre, & cool are where it's at. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeSun 23 Jan 2011 - 14:14

From the tip of my tongue... Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeSun 23 Jan 2011 - 14:46

It's time for some updates:

The little green fellow's face and shirt are done... except some earrings...

[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5380935862_04d52662b5[/img]
[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5380336085_ed21408394[/img]
[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5380936472_7346e77546[/img]

And some other projects.

Priest of taal:

[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5379458290_80becfc917[/img]
[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5378856213_45d03f5b49[/img]
[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5379455802_20d226720a[/img]

Barbarian:
[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5380936616_bc8636cb82[/img]
[img]Hired Swords - WIP 5380936784_9595aba6f7[/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeSun 23 Jan 2011 - 15:23

All are VERY COOL! Of course as a Goblin Guy, I think the Little Green One has a slight edge in the coolness thingy.; otherwise the Priest of Taal would be in first...VERY in keeping with the Mordheim feel.
The skin tones on the Barbarian look EXCELLENT! Keep on keeping on! thumbsup

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From the tip of my tongue... Cool

It's that "great minds" bit. Suspect
To show I put my money where my mouth is on the back banner, you can check out one of mine here: https://s762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/DeafNala/WHFB/Goblins/?action=view&current=026WastrelMcWhack01.jpg What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeWed 26 Jan 2011 - 23:19

Another vote here for the back banner fitting in with Mordheim perfectly!

I love it! And if I ever finish my Hireling Agency project I might have to use it for inspiration when I get round to modelling my motley collection of Hired Swords (all 100 of them! Smile )

Love the Priest of Taal too, must admit I took the easy way out on mine and acquired an OOP Amber Wizard Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeMon 31 Jan 2011 - 21:30

I like the banner too,, I think the whole mini is a really nice piece of art.

Well done!

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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeMon 31 Jan 2011 - 22:10

Well done, love the gobbo!

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PostSubject: Re: Hired Swords - WIP   Hired Swords - WIP Icon_minitimeTue 1 Feb 2011 - 12:49

Erasmus is a really nice convertion but...the gobbo is the coolest! ;D
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