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I ended up sculpting all the shields before the mould making materials got here and I managed to get the basecoat done on forty more goblins. I’ll take some pictures of them when I get a chance this week.
The trolls are a great addition to the Dark Elves!
Really like them in green too
Great work Mike!
Especially the diorama base and the way the crew blend in so well with it, even though they are on separate bases.
Have you named it?
Very nice. Is it worth making a mould of them so you can just cast as you need them?
I’ve ordered a moulding and casting kit as well as some stuff to make press moulds.
That said, I’ve become quite adept at sculpting them quickly. Made around 40 this weekend whilst watching a couple of movies with my wife.
Hand made shields?
The original shields didn’t fit in with the look I wanted.
These are all sculpted out of a mix of roughly 60/40 green stuff and milliput-black.
PS: What edition rules?
Warhammer – any edition from 3rd – 6th edition.
They will also be used in Oathmark and Dragon Rampant + any other game that require goblins with spears and shields.
I managed to get a bit more work done on them.
Sculpted and painted a load of shields + painted six more goblins.
This means I’m almost half way through the goblins now!
I look forward to seeing them
I always see the cold and damp weather as an excuse to stay in and paint miniatures. But I can understand how it can sap the enthusiasm as well.
You given up on your 10mm for now?
I’m taking a break from them as I work on the orcs & goblins. Saying that…
Looking at your stuff is inspiring me to do a little more work on them, so I will probably flip between projects as and when I feel like it.
Lovely paint jobs.
You have been busy Mike.
So much cool stuff!
Especially the castle walls, can’t wait to see them in a setup with your town.
I’m really enjoying the switch back to 28mm after painting the 10mm stuff.
Thanks for the kind words guys.
@Ian – The original skeleton horde box, great idea! So much nostalgia and thank you for finding a picture of it Also, regarding the detail on these 10mm, they are closer to the Kallistra miniatures in size, so 12mm really.
@Mike – Think I might go with your suggestion for the zombies, I find it easier to picture where they could be from.
@Mr Average – I’m really pleased you feel that I’ve captured that “rolling mass of skeletons” look. I’m hoping to drive it home with around five or six full units of them, more if I can keep going once they are done.
The first five bases are mostly finished.
Just need a bit of weathering and basing.
edit: and the standard needs a designs, not sure what I should paint on it though?
The little canon balls look great. What did you make them from?
That was an enjoyable watch and I like your terrain and miniatures too.
I’ve subscribed to your channel so I can watch some of your videos whilst I paint.
That is a very satisfying mass of skeletons right there, too! That’s what you want in a WFB force!
Cheers. I can’t wait until the whole army is done. Should look epic.
Decided I would give painting another shot today.
Nothing complex, just a bone coloured base coat and then a ink wash.
Managed to get all of them done
Still a long way to go, but it’s a start.
Bone colour does come in a can
The broken leg, ankle and damaged elbow have made painting miniatures rather awkward this week, so I turned my attention to raising more skeletons for the army.
Two units of 20 skeletons* and some character models have joined the painting queue. The command group for one of the units + some cavalry are being raised as I type.
*There are obviously more than 20 skeletons in each unit, more like 80 per unit, I count each 20mm x 20mm base as as single model for Warhammer. This allows for some suitably impressive looking units without adding to the time needed to play the game.
Hopefully I’ll be able to start painting them soon.
“That is a cracking job.”
Regarding unit cards vs A4 text sheets – I would stick with unit cards, they look much nicer and once you know the stats you can stacked them up in a little pile, tacking up less space than an A4 text sheet.
“Live horses with undead riders; unexpected. But super paint job.”
Mark is right, I think of them as zombie horses, or they could be the kind of nags the Nazgul rode.
Yeah, the auto hit cannon is why we moved away from 3rd edition artillery rules.
I like the rules you came up with for the volley gun. Did you consider making the save mod scale with the strength, or do you feel that would be a bit harsh?
One thing I am considering adding to the rules is some kind of anti aircraft artillery. I’m sure armies would develop something to deal with all the flying monsters and aerial units they face. Plus volley guns and bolt throwers, mounted on a turntable on the back of a wagon, would look great. One of my regular opponents plays Dwarfs and I know he would love it.
And then there were 2!
Looking forward to number 3
Those Khurasan undead are lovely and your painting makes them look even better. Just the right amount of weathering and rust.
Looking forward to seeing them based.
I see you have four volley guns!
I almost feel sorry for the Dark Elves!
What rules are you using for the volley guns? I can’t remember them for 3rd edition, as I use the artillery rules from later editions for most of the games I play.
Loving the fancy unit cards and matching dice!
Currently I just scribble the unit type, quantity and equipment on a sheet of paper with a pencil.
However my 14 year old nephew has asked me to teach him how to play and I think I’ll take leaf out of your book. It would make teaching him a lot easier.
It’s worth doing a full unit.
They look ace!
These are 15mm, I’ll be posting more 10mm as soon as I can.
Thanks Mr Average. I’m trying not to overdo it with the damaged joints.
You’re absolutely right regarding the “come at me, bro!” posing of a lot of skeleton ranges. I spent time a few years ago converting some 15mm skeleton cavalry using Irregular Miniatures Arab/Turk cavalry and Alternative Armies skeleton heads. I wanted something a little more understated, walking dead, not galloping dead, and I couldn’t find anything that had the right aesthetic. Below are some before and after pictures of what I came up with.
The original Irregular Miniatures 15mm Arab/Turk cavalry.
Now with the addition of some Alternative Armies 15mm skeleton heads, brass wire and some greenstuff.
The finished unit, they have since been rebased on individual bases for Warhammer.
I’m glad you managed to save your skeletons from the horrors of the postal service and I look forward to seeing how your project unfolds
What a great idea and the size looks spot on if you ask me.
I’m getting there.
I can understand wanting to separate work from hobby.
In my case my regular opponents all do 15mm and I have a 15mm Warhammer army. We play 15mm on 6′ x 4′ tables and it’s a bit of a pain setting up the big table at home. I wanted something that could be played comfortably on the dining table. Thus a new project was born. Plus I’ve always had a soft spot for 10mm
Sorry for not replying sooner. The last week and a bit haven’t gone quite as planned. I managed to break my leg, my ankle, damage my elbow and got a concussion thrown into the bargain. Looking on the bright side, as soon as the elbow recovers I’ll have plenty of hobby time.
@ Paul – Thanks Paul. My favourites are 6th and 3rd edition, I’ve never played 2nd, from what I hear 2nd is more of a crossover between a wargame and a roleplaying game. Does it require a GM/umpire or can it be played without one?
@ Mr. Average – I love 15mm fantasy. Will you be posting updates of your project on TWW?
Cheers for the link
Nice Kislev army and terrain you’ve got there
Judging by other peoples projects, it looks like 10mm is going to be the sweet spot for Warhammer. By the looks of things it hits the right balance between table size, affordability and time taken to complete projects.
That is coming along nicely
Who makes the original miniature?
You’re welcome Resin printers are the way to go when printing small miniatures. I got good results printing 15mm miniatures in PLA with my Ender 3. I couldn’t get it to do anything smaller with any kind of consistency. It also took a lot of work dialling it in, plus the results aren’t as good. Even if I could get the same results on the Ender, the time taken to print them would still push me towards using the resin printer. With the resin printer I can print fifty 10mm miniatures in about 4 hours, the Ender prints one 10mm miniature every 20 minutes. That said for terrain, movement trays and bases the Ender wins hands down.
Nice idea. I look forward to seeing the painted miniature
This is such an inspiring project!
Well done sir, well done.
Haha. I can relate to you regarding having multiple projects for the same rules. My Warhammer projects are in 28mm, 15mm and now 10/12mm.
One more thing. Today I ordered a copy of Dragon Rampant – I blame you completely for this
After seeing your great little armies I couldn’t resist.
Rampanthammer! What a great idea. I have a friend who wants to try Dragon Rampant and this seems like a great way to do it. I look forward to seeing more.
@Alex – Glad you’re following. I hope to make some progress this weekend.
@ Ian – The miniatures are 3d prints of Forest Dragon Miniatures. He has a Gumroad store where he sells the files and his Patreon will be starting up again in August. I highly recommend his stuff.
@Angel Barracks – I’ll take some time to list some of the main differences between 3rd and 6th when I get a moment.