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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #90 on: March 08, 2010, 12:14:13 PM »
 Great update.The Myrmidon has turned out amazing.Nice choice of colours and the change to the armour skirt is much better.The Vulture Marksman is way better than my one.Nice job.

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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #91 on: March 08, 2010, 05:20:52 PM »
Must...game...with...these...armies!!!
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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #92 on: March 08, 2010, 05:51:29 PM »
Must...game...with...these...armies!!!

I hear ya.  The whole reason I'm getting so many done is the game(s) I've got lined up in about a month.  It's really motivating me.  Gotta keep up this pace though if I am going to get all the Blackbloods painted that I want on the table.

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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #93 on: March 09, 2010, 06:49:56 AM »
That's a wonderful conversion for the Vulture Clan marksman!  Applause!
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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #94 on: March 10, 2010, 12:42:48 PM »
Now that's what I call impressive...good show Daargrim! 
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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #95 on: March 16, 2010, 01:06:21 PM »
Sometimes mini painting can get a little tedious, but the end result of my labors are full warbands of goblin archers and goblin swordmasters!  It was really grueling painting 18 coats of orange skin, then 18 second coats of orange skin, then 18 washes on the skin, then 18 first coats of purple cloth, then etc etc etc.  But it had to be done!  It's a little taxing on me to have the "reward" (finished current project) to "work time" ratio be so low.

I'm trying to get the following 1000 point army ready for next month:

8 Goblin archers + leader (done)
8 Goblin swordmasters + leader (done)
12 Goblin spearmen + leader (in progress)
1 Goblin myrmadon (done)
5 Orc swordsmen + leader + greatswordsmen (4 of the swordsmen are done)
1 Alchemist (done)
1 Troll (done)

Archers and Swordmasters:















As for the goblin spearmen, how I wish I could find some actual excelsior sculpts for these guys but I'm beginning to think that is never going to happen (either they were never massed produced or there are just so few of them out there I will never find any).  So I've given up and decided to use some Ral Partha goblins.  I only have 6, so I'll have to round out my gaming army with unpainted swamp goblin spearmen for now until I track down more.  These Ral Partha sculpts look like "typical" goblins.  Hard to find stuff that looks like Chronopia blackbloods.  But at least they have a spear and no shield, are about the right size, and the sculpt itself has some nice detail.  I really wanted to field an army that had 2 full warbands of these guys, but I cut it back to one so I'd have less unpainted minis on the table...





So after these are done, I'll need to paint 3 orcs (1 swordsman, one leader, and one greatswordsman) and my Blackblood force wiill be ready to battle.

for the heck of it, here is a picture of my current workspace:



Once I get the goblin spearmen and orc swordsmen done, I'll probably still have a week (or more) to spare before my gaming weekend so I am thinking of what quick Dwarf or Blackblood project I could still squeeze in.  I'm really tempted to get that Horned Ones Blood Totem on the board...





« Last Edit: March 16, 2010, 01:27:36 PM by Daargrim »

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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #96 on: March 16, 2010, 04:48:16 PM »
Holy smoly thast is alot of paint!

Great h\job on the figures!
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« Reply #97 on: March 17, 2010, 03:58:15 AM »
The purple was an especially good choice; it turned out well.
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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #98 on: March 17, 2010, 09:13:48 AM »
Holy smoly thast is alot of paint!

yep I got paint that is for sure.  When I got back into mini painting a few years ago (after years away) all my old paint (mostly craft store stuff) was dried up.  So after much reading I landed on Vallejo paints and I sprung for the "Game Colors" suitcase.  Well after painting with those for a while I felt that they were really lacking in a lot of "natural" tones (browns, other muted colors, etc).  Most of the Game colors are realy bold and bright colors.  So I sprung for the "Model Colors" suitcase and here I am.

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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #99 on: March 17, 2010, 09:50:30 AM »
The purple was an especially good choice; it turned out well.

Glad to hear someone else likes it!  Took a few tries to get the color right.  I like purple but I think its tough to pull off without looking like something out of a circus.  The swordmasters and archers had just enough cloth (but not too much) to make it look good I think.

I'm following my color scheme I decided on along ago for my blackbloods:

Goblins: Dark Orange skin, Purple clothing
Orcs: Dark red/orange skin, Blue and Yellow clothing
Ogres: Red clothing ..probably grey/green skin. (have yet to paint one though)
Trolls: whatever I feel like!
« Last Edit: March 17, 2010, 11:13:41 AM by Daargrim »

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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #100 on: March 17, 2010, 11:09:57 AM »
 What a great update.The units are very well done.I need some Goblin archers to go with my Blackblood force.The colours suit them very well.Will be great to see the full force assembled.

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« Reply #101 on: March 19, 2010, 05:55:56 AM »
Well I nearly quit painting these goblin spearmen twice.  The more paint I put on them the less "Chronopia" they looked, and the more "old school goblin" they looked.  But in the end I guess they are OK proxies...better than unpainted metal.  I'm torn though regarding if I will track down more of these to fill out two warbands or look for a different proxy.  But these guys will see the table at least once...









Next up, rounding out a warband of Orc Swordsmen:



Then I think I will try to fit in a warband of Bloodbone clawsmen...we'll see.  Also thinking maybe a firethrower team.

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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #102 on: March 19, 2010, 08:30:02 AM »
Great update. Awesome work on the spearmen!
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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #103 on: March 23, 2010, 03:11:43 PM »
The Orc Swordsman/Leader/Swordmaster is now complete, joining up with the 4 swordsmen I painted a couple years back to make a decent warband:







Next up...6 Bloodbone clawsmen and one leader...which I will probably be using as Flayers in my next battle.



Then after those, I think its time for the fire-thrower team...and that will probably wrap up my recent painting binge.  Looking to slow down to a true "dwarf-like" pace.

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Re: Daargrim's dwarf-like-paced project log
« Reply #104 on: March 24, 2010, 08:05:12 AM »
DANG Daarrgrim!!!!!

That is "putting the hammer down" on painting models quickly.  Bravo good man!

I love the purple cloth with the armor on the goblin Swordmasters and Archers.  The proxied goblin spearmen are great and will fit in with the rest of your army so no sweat there.

The orc Swordmen are looking good 8) with the time tested blue and yellow paint scheme.  I actually thought about using this same scheme until I had a daydream about bubble gum.   A+ work on the shields.

What type of glue/adhesive do you use to hold down your figures to the little plastic card when you paint?

Total models painted for the year 2011: 14

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*End Date: Dec. 25th 2011*
2010- 294 (fail)