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Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:04 pm
by Spectrar Ghost
Well, I've been on vacation for a week with only sporadic internet access. To give the impression I did more in Maine than swim, boat, and watch The Red Green Show, I figured I'd put up the latest on the Romans.

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The whole (almost) of the painted army: three of four Legion units, one of two units of Archers, and two stands (out of four units/twelve stands) of Auxilia. There is also one of two stands for my unit of Scorpions painted, but not pictured. I'll add some pics of those at the end of the post.

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The latest Legion unit.

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Archers. I need to basecoat the strips on the last stick before they get glued to a stand.

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Auxilia - in the same state as that last stick of Archers.

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Scorpions - one stand of two I need to do. These are going to prove irritating - the legs on the gunners are cast very thin on both strips I got (in fact the reason the other isn't done is one gunner is broken off at the knees; I'm still trying to decide whether to order or ask for a replacement or try to repair it) and they will probably end up very brittle.

So I have a bit over five of the thirteen units complete. I have one stand of Scorpions, three and a third units of Auxilia, one unit of Archers, one unit of Legion, two units of cavalry, and the two commanders (a total of three figures on horse) remaining.

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:17 pm
by Spectrar Ghost
Apparently I ordered a 1k Hun army yesterday. How odd.

That'll teach me to wander around Baccus' site clicking semi-random buttons. :roll:

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:27 am
by slartibartfast
Been there, done that. Thats how I wound up with a 2k Briton army. haha

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:01 pm
by Spectrar Ghost
I've taken better pictures than I've previously posted here:

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Legionaries

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Auxiliaries

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Archers

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Scorpions

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Heavy Cavalry

Also, my Huns are in - but more on that later.

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:06 pm
by Spectrar Ghost
My first unit of cavalry, ready for basing.
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Any thoughts/C&C on the horses? The only army I painted for Warmaster Fantasy was my Skaven, so this is actually the first cav unit I've painted for Warmaster (or anything else, come to think of it).

Also, while picking up more craft sticks at Micheal's, I came across these:
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The medium size is almost exactly Warmaster sized (20mmx39mm to be exact), and the bag was only $2.99 for 42 mediums and a bunch of the large and small sizes. A pretty good deal, I thought.

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:58 am
by slartibartfast
Those Woodies look like a great deal. How does the thickness compare to the MDF bases? If they are not close I may get a buch of Woodies and start from the begining with them. If close I will use them once I run out of MDF ones.

Painting looks great, as ususal. Im trying to find time to get the Britons out. I have been so busy, nothing is geting done. I have Dust and Malifaux I need to cracking on also. I hope that come NOvember we will be moved and I will have my own room where I can spread out and get things organized. Then I can assembly line them.

Keep up the good work, seeing your work always moves me to get my stuff started.

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:03 pm
by Spectrar Ghost
Baccus' bases are 2mm; GF9's are 3mm. The Woodsies are a bit over 1.5mm. So close enough to interchange with Baccus stuff, but significantly thinner than GF9 bases.

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:10 pm
by Spectrar Ghost
Another unit of Auxilia done.
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That means I have 1 Legion, 2 Auxilia, 1 Heavy Cav, and 1 Archer unit left, plus two commanders.

I think I'll properly base everything I've finished before I move on to the next unit though.

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:11 am
by Spectrar Ghost
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Gives a good idea of how far I have to go. Of course it's only now I realize that one of the Archer stands is backwards in the picture...

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:27 pm
by Spectrar Ghost
More stuff which is stuff.

All my Legionaries are done - 4 units worth. On to the various remaining Auxilia.
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Also a look at my test strip of Huns, which turned out nicely, IMO, though the pics don't seem to agree...Image
ImageOn the other hand my monitor seems to be showing them at something like 5 times life size, so maybe that's a factor. :roll:

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:10 pm
by Lordgoober
heh. I haven't seen you for a while. These days I've been working on painting flames of war stuff in addition to taking a class at CoD.

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:37 am
by slartibartfast
You are correct, the blown up pictures of the Huns dont seem to do them justice. Still not bad. Better than what I have done, which is zilch, zip, nada. Wait I take that back, I bought some popcicle sticks to mount the strips of men on while I paint them. Haha :D :D

Getting there

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:33 pm
by Lordgoober
that b eing said, Scale Creep's new Oak Park store opens up next month I believe they said over on TMP.

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:35 pm
by Spectrar Ghost
Dropzone stuff is in, and boy is it sexy!

Find some fresh from the box pics here while I get a real review organized. While I've not read through the rules in detail, the book looks well layed out and produced and is visually attractive. The models are astounding. While there are some flaws in the castings, they are for the most part in areas I'd expect them, sharp and thin areas. Interestingly these areas are also free of excessive detail so they'll be easy to resculpt. Well planned.

Re: Nat's blog-o-stuff

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:29 pm
by Spectrar Ghost
The first half of the rview is up here. The second half (the rules) will come soon, once I've digested them a bit more.