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  • #151222
    Steven Francis
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    Well kind of. Few years ago decided to do 10mm not Warmaster…Kislev army. But that lasted all of a little bit… Then when clearing out things from the garage I found WFB 3rd edition rules and my gaming buddy suggested playing it… So new bases from Warbases and an order coming from Pendraken and my Kislev army is brought back to life.

    So while waiting on the armoured bears to really give it a fantasy feel I rebased some things tonight. Only a little blood spilt..

    10mm Kislev

    So I have 2*15 halberdiers, 10 winged lancers, 5 horse archers, magicy boy and general. Missing some appropriate standards currently….

    5 more archers to base and I need to really improve the paint jobs…bears, flagalents and hunters to come.

    #151223
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Cool cool.
    Following.

    #151224
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    I almost wrote “be amazed if I update this more than my last thread” so be warned!

    #151249
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Will you be rebasing the circular hero models too?

    #151250
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    Not sure yet….I think it would be useful so that the can go in the regiments but can always just place them beside. Really need to get a mounted model with no horse that fits the theme (polish infantry and mounted so far) so that I can have a bear riding leader. Also need to come up with some ice golems and then a few more infantry blocks. But all in good time….

    #151251
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Not sure if you saw on one of my other topics, but Pendraken will sell single figures on an ad-hoc basis.
    I just ordered some multiples of the same figure from a pack without buying all the rest.
    A load of the banner / standard bearers from the fantasy command packs.
    Very handy, maybe have a look at all their stuff and see if you can do it that way?

    #151252
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    I have an order in with them at the moment, but could not really decide in hero’s and standards… Bit of a buggeration as I would like to make 2000 PTS by the end of lockdown and need some characters for that. But I will get there… If Warhammer Quest does not pull me away….bats on the table

    #151319
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    So I did a little touch up in one model and then wondered…what stop chaos hordes….

    Wall

    #151329
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Interesting building, from whence it came?

    #151346
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    It is Hirst Arts castle cubes walls. Some at 6mm so the scale is a little off and the cubes do not quite work, but the castle walls go well. I am currently casting with wall plaster which took some time to get used to but at a silly price compared to the dental plasters I am happy.

    And it can be used for DIY.

    more pics wanted?

    #151347
    Mike
    Keymaster

    more pics wanted?

    Always

    😀

    #151348
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    Tea first then pics…

    #151356
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    So forgive the tablet cam… All I have but I have played about with some of the different casts I have from Hirst Arts 6mm scale. Now the small brick might work well too here, it does 15mm terrain well but not got any casts to hand.

    Plan is castle walls in plaster blocks, buildings in card and wood… Let the mammoths try and get through!

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    #151362
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Thats nice, would you recommend Hirst?

    I often look but never have bought.

    #151370
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    I hit a golden period….I snagged a few cheep moulds from ebay, got a buddy hooked and we then managed to make and sell quite a bit. I think I am probably about 0 cost due to luck, but it can be expensive as the moulds are not cheep but do hold up on the second market.

    If you get two of three moulds you can do a lot, but there is always more moulds that tempt. It is also a time and space hog, as you need to cast, cast, cast and most the models have a big footprint die to the 1/2 inch sizing.

    Saying all that I have about 30 moulds, and currently no built models beyond 3 dungeon bits and some epic ruins. This is mainly as we moved house last year and most of my time is spent working, digging, or redecorating. I do plan to get back into creating again soon. Ultimately they are easier to get some good from than foam or card, and you can just play about with the blocks a bit like Lego.

    Currently I am casting up to try and run some craft session when we are out of lockdown, either at the local primary school or at a community venue that has tried to get up and running.

    What you need us to get someone to send you a few casts to see if you like them or not, then borrow a mould to try casting and then decide. As an alternative there is the HO scale Links from the 70s that got brought back to life a few years ago. Not the same, but good too

    #151386
    Thomaston
    Participant

    those castle cubes looks really good. the op parts looks like they’ll do for houses and buildings. That archway looks particularly good. being cast in plaster sounds like it’ll be grate for making ruins.

    Tired is enough.
    I like tiny miniatures

    #151409
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    Plaster is a mixed blessing…snapping and chipping makes really good ruins but can lead to damage. I used to use cement colour to minimise the showing of chips but not picked any up recently. It is also pretty heavy for a large building or modular dungeon.

    Guessing some interest in a proper build thread??

     

    #151413
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Guessing some interest in a proper build thread??

    Do it!!

    😀

    #151414
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon…. ruined cottage for 28mm

    #151438
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    So my Pendraken order came today… My full army of Kislev is ready to repel the chaos hordes.

     

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    #151444
    Mike
    Keymaster

    ready to repel the chaos hordes.

    Praise be to Sigmar for our brothers in the North.

    What is the thing at the back which looks to have a broken cart wheel on it?

    #151447
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    That would be the organ gun pre-glueing. I had not noticed it had collapsed. All glued together now. Painting needed

    #151598
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    So finished updating the first unit… Halberdiers brightened up and neatened up.

    #151599
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I like halberdiers, good call.

    #151601
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    I have another block of 15 then 20 flagalents but not sure if I might go with a block of Ursun warrior priests if I can fudge some rules… And just about done with 5 bears soon

    #151634
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    So today I had a work call that needed just enough attention to let me paint a little bit. Only the last dry brushing but any moment is handy.

    Bears

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    Where? Over bear….

    Sorry for the pun but the pointing needed something. The colours are a bit washed out and I will never win a prize but I am pleased to be getting a full Amy sorted for old school rules

     

     

     

     

    #151635
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    First winged lancers neatened up1

     

     

    #151636
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Cool. What edition are you using?
    Don’t recall a proper army list for kislev in 3rd.

    #151637
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    Just using the Empire list but with added Grr from the bears. So the lancers will be +2 shock elite knights, horse archers as kriegsritter, and the rest fit in easily. Bears are just taken from the elf list…so the armour is just to style. But I do think I need a girl with a compass leading them…

     

     

    #151641
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    I vaguely remember a Kislev supplement that may have come with White Dwarf, but can’t be sure.

    #151642
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Pretty sure the later editions had a proper army list.
    I too recall Kislev as allies for 3rd Edition, as you say probably in WD.
    I recall the Ice Queen and an OTT magical sword.

    #151644
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Warhammer Chronicles had the list for Kislev as allies.  There was a guy sat on a bear as the cover art – possibly Boris Ursus himself.  I guess this was from WD 146 / 147 (both on eBay but front covers are 40K) going by this index

    Realm of the Ice Queen was a supplement for the RPG game with lots of fluff but not translatable to the wargame.

     

    #151651
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Scrub that, it was the 4th edition Empire list, with Kislev allies.

    #151652
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    Thanks….looks like it is when they started trimming down the stats which made sense but made me sad too as I loved the long stat bar. But happy to have this as it gives me the full details and detachment rules.

    Of course now I look at these…I am seeing the wonders of 2nd edition Epic…the game that brought me properly into wargaming.

    And this…

    #151653
    Mike
    Keymaster

    oh this?

    😀

     

    #151654
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    Now I am sad that I am missing a book…. But castle…. planning already with my Hirst moulds….small Kislev keep in the northern wastes, with a little hamlet near by.

     

    Must focus on troops first

    #151655
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I had none of them a few months back, eBay sorted me out.

    Yes, a castle/walled town is peculating in my mind too.
    XPS foam probably for me though.

    #151657
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    I am meant to be shrinking my collection of things. Managed to get rid of a lot via eBay, still have tons of roleplay books that I will probably never use but can not give up.

    Still resiting Tiny Epic Dungeons at the moment even though it is small…maybe I will drop Bardsung….maybe

    #151680
    Steven Francis
    Participant

    First 5 winged lancers completed, grey horses, white harnesses.

    Family is growing

     

     

     

    #151683
    Mike
    Keymaster

    What will be your favourite unit?

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