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  • #121616
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Oh, those fantasy civilians look top notch! I may have to get some next time I am in your hemisphere.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #121623

    Gone Fishing
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    Mike, when do we get to see pics of that comely wench? The figures are looking great!

    #121624
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    Mike, when do we get to see pics of that comely wench? The figures are looking great!

    I have told you before, she will have you flogged.

    Once the base is painted and then I have managed some half acceptable photo’s.
    Probably a couple of days.

    #121630
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
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    But what colours to paint the archer?

    I see him as a boisterous rogue with a big personality, who likes to dress showy and enjoy whatever luxury he can beg, borrow or steal. As such I’m in favour of painting the robe colourful and patterned. Have you seen some of the photos of painted 28mm Andalusians (and also some Saracens, Bedouins, Seljuq Turks, etc., but really mainly Andalusians) that have been floating around for years? Many nice patterns and colour combinations to be had there. I would also paint the sword and dagger sheaths colourful. At the same time, so he doesn’t look like some preening palace guard, I would choose colours that look like slightly faded dyes, and also paint the hat and boots in more earthy colours.

    Maybe, if it’s not too much work just as you’re getting your mojo back, paint two of the same figure? One in showy clothes, the other in earthy travelling clothes.

    #121631

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    I’ll be patient then.

    #121634
    Thorsten Frank
    Thorsten Frank
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    Hm, considering the archer … I will paint mine (my mind has him bought as soon as he has seen the first picture) in rather dark colours – black as my heart is black.
    However, real Mongolians (and most other people of the Eurasian steppe belt) prefer rather flashy colours especially on festivities.

    http://ipfactly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/word-image-6.jpeg?31623f

    Don´t wonder about the various blue shades that are often seen. Blue is considered kind of a “sacred” and “noble” colour in Momgolian culture – like purple in various European cultures. So I´m with Rhoderic in this point. And also on the point in trying various paint schemes.

    PS: Can´t wait to get my hands on this one.

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #121638
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    I was originally minded to make him somber, but now I am thinking a faded extravagance.
    He came to Simurgh from across the Open Steppe and years of wandering and combat have left his clothes a bit sorry.

    He is quick to anger and quick to laugh.
    Yel Ata yearns for the simple pleasures in life.

    I have updated the wiki and images shall be forthcoming.

    #121656
    Wouter Wolput
    Wouter Wolput
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    I would go for a grey tunic, it could easily resemble a faded colour. I kind of like this colour combination when I was researching uniforms for my mongolian/tartar goblins. 

    #121806
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    Which picture do you prefer?

    One has better skin tone, but the other has brighter golds.

    #121810
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    ha ha she dances

    #121815
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
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    The dancing one is the best

    if not that one then I prefer the first picture, it is a bit warmer which makes her look more like the sultry woman of mystery one would expect in a good Conan story.

     

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #121830
    CP Models
    CP Models
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    Love the dancing queen

    #121832

    Gone Fishing
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    It’s actually a hard choice, but I too like the first one best. She was well worth the wait!

    #121833
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    Cheers, the wiki has been updated, just the archer next to paint…

    #121852
    Wouter Wolput
    Wouter Wolput
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    I also prefer the first one, the muted gold also looks better on her.

    Looking forward to the archer.

    #124316
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    Conan has the iconic two snakes or wheel of pain.

    I feel Crom’s Anvil needs its own symbol/brand.

    But what could it be, if you have been following the Chronicles, what do you suggest?

    #124317
    Geof Downton
    Geof Downton
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    Surely, and simply, Crom’s Anvil?

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #124325
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
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    Surely, and simply, Crom’s Anvil?

    An anvil on a mountaintop.

    #124326

    Matthew Kirkhart
    Participant

    An anvil on a mountaintop with a sword plunged into the anvil.

    #124328
    Thorsten Frank
    Thorsten Frank
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    The “anvil on the mountain” will likely fit best. Maybe as a variation, instead of a mountain a volcano (and a plume in form of an anvil) or a volcano, stylized as an anvil and a plume in hammer form. Or a plume or a cloud looking like an anvil.

    However, I´ve thought about it since the morning and have come to some other ideas:

    – the classic barbarian standing against an charge as seen in many of the comics. This may be (is!) too complex as a logo.

    – Frazetta´s Death Dealer-style as logo. Same as above, too complex and likely a copyright problem.

    – Shield and weapons with an anvil in the foreground or the weapons on the anvil.

    – Chibi- or 8bit-style barbarian (this would have been the advantage that people don´t mistake you with the weapons smith in Canada)

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #124348
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    OM Gosh, how could I have been so blind.

    I know exactly what it should be, off to sort it…

    #124628
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    Civilian master samples arrived, approval given.
    Now to paint in readiness for the swarm of pre-orders!

     

    #124630

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Looking forward to seeing them. In my opinion they are some of your best figures yet!

    #124636
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    The masters do look great, full speed ahead!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #124661
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
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    Bzzzzzzz!!!!!

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #124668
    Thorsten Frank
    Thorsten Frank
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    Niiiiiiice!!!!!!

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #124669
    Wouter Wolput
    Wouter Wolput
    Participant

    Very nice, I’m sure to pick these up in the future!

    #124677

    Matthew Kirkhart
    Participant

    Those are great!

    #125276
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Coming Soon.

     

    #125277

    Etranger
    Participant

    Very tasty! I’ve got a role for that Fat Bas#$&d in the middle…

    #125278
    Ralph Plowman
    Ralph Plowman
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    Ok, I’m ready with my wallet open…

    #125280
    Thorsten Frank
    Thorsten Frank
    Participant

    YAY!

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #125281
    Wouter Wolput
    Wouter Wolput
    Participant

    Fully painted they look even better!

    #125287
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Ooh!

    Looks like christmass is a little early this year!

    cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #125293
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    Uploaded the images of the civilains to the site, no buttons yet though.

    One last figure to paint, Yel Ata.

    Can’t decide if to go like this:

    Very much like Subotai.

    Or Like this:

    I think I am worried that my games are getting too colourful and cheerful (damn those middle age Simurgians) and needs to be more grimdark?

    #125308
    Thorsten Frank
    Thorsten Frank
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    Hm….. my colour blind eyes say the first one, But both variations look good in my opinion.

    "In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda

    #125309
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I have actually just started the more muted scheme..

    #125324
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Brilliant little civilians! I especially like the appearance of coarse-woven / threadbare texture on the green robe. I’ve been thinking about doing a similar thing with some figures for a different project (a sort of Star Trek-ish thing, inspired by the highly textured fabrics Vulcans tend to wear) but not been sure how to achieve it.

    #125336
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    I especially like the appearance of coarse-woven / threadbare texture on the green robe.

    Thanks.
    The way I do it is quite simple.
    It is the last stage of the garment, I get the base colour of the cloth and mix in white so that it is lighter than any of the highlights.
    I then water it down to a sort of milky consistency and draw a few parallel lines along the raised areas of the cloth.
    Do this in a few key places.

    On Yel Ata I did similar but used a brown ink to draw a few lines.
    On bigger areas I will then do lines the other way to create a sort of cross hatch effect.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Mike Mike.
    #125387
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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