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Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:57 pm

I have finally put a brush to my first Darklands model, and I thought I would put a pic up here, with the aim of showing that not everyone who is painting these things is a world-class master painter! (And hopefully give some hope to the rest of us that the models can still look good with a simple and far-from-expert paintjob).

I have undercoated 4 Angelcynn models - 3 Duguth and 1 Wiglere, and made a start on the first Duguth:

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I am aiming for a dirty ("dark" ages?) kind of style, so heavy washing, think it's looking okay thus far, will be interesting to see how it goes on bigger models like the Trolls.
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Malachi B. » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:04 pm

Thnx for postin Slinky. LW to see the progress.
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:57 am

First Duguth is finished:

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Malachi B. » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:22 pm

That's a tough veteran Saxon for sure. I like red and green scheme
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby AndyP » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:50 am

Nice work Slinky.
As I always say. At the end of the day.................it goes dark :-)
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:23 am

Made a bit more progress:

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Malachi B. » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:28 pm

Cmon Pete! Wanna c the unit complete and the stinky ol'wiglere :))
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:19 pm

Mostly finished the hornblower tonight, but it's going to be a long old time before all 10 are done ;)
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:04 am

Kenelm, duguth hornblower, is finished!

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:38 pm

I have 3 more in progress, but no pictures to show (not very exciting yet, anyway).

Here's a pic of a Duguth exploiting Malacant's one weakness:

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Malachi B. » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:46 pm

Ahah these Duguth are well trained to find good unarmed spots!
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby zedmeister » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:46 pm

They don't like it up 'em!
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:31 am

I found time to base the 3 finished Duguth. So now I have my first 3 finished Darklands models!

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I am working on some "space soldiers on bikes" that will complete that force, then it will be back to finish off the 10 Duguth.
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby AndyS » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:52 am

Nice work Pete.
As some advice, or constructive criticism if you like, when using snow make the earth darker and wetter looking. What you have there is a summer base with snow on it. The static grass you have used does not help either. Tufts are better. Use autumn or winter tufts so theyre less bright green.
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:28 pm

Hmm, yeah, I see what you mean. Will probably stick with the same scheme for the rest of the unit to keep it coherent. A mysterious flurry of snow in summer announcing the arrival of Baalor's hordes, perhaps :lol:
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Rick_Boer » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:54 pm

Yeah, those tufts work great as dead grass on winter bases.
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:55 pm

I've now ordered some of those, will scrape off the static grass and try that instead, as I agree that it will look better and more wintry.

Pics to follow as and when, but sadly that sorta takes me back to 0 finished Darklands models :(
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby AndyS » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:02 pm

Leave them until you have the new stuff in hand. Then do a quick swap!
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:13 pm

Tufts ahoy!

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Definitely looks better, thanks for the guidance, chaps!
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby AndyP » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:17 pm

Yeah, much better :-)
As I always say. At the end of the day.................it goes dark :-)
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Malachi B. » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:57 pm

GO Pete! Good Work!
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:09 pm

Just finished 2 spacemen on bikes ;)
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I've decided to interleave finish them off with working on my Duguth, so next up I will be doing 3 more spearmen.
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby AndyS » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:57 pm

Yuk! What the he'll are those? Some new forms of brute? ;-)
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:41 pm

Next 3 Duguth are coming along slowly.

I want to finish the unit of 10, then the Wiglere, then next up will be Creoda:

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:43 am

The next 3 spearmen are painted and varnished, just need basing - pics to follow when they are finished.

Also, Creoda's bigger (correct) base arrived in the post yesterday, so I will rebase him before I get started.
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:53 am

Next up for the Duguth will be a spearman and the banner bearer.

Anyone got any suggestions for simple Angelcynn-correct symbols I could paint on the banner, please? I'm not a freehand master, but something simple-ish should be possible...
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:19 pm

The next 3 Duguth are finished!

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:21 pm

Banner bearer and axe-man (The axe-man lost his spear somewhere in my office and no amount of searching could locate it)

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby darthmarsh » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:30 pm

Looking good Slinky. I'd recommend you thin your paints a little more and try and push the contrast between shadow's and highlights. Thinned paints and a series of washes/ glazes will keep all the lovely detail of the miniatures and really improve your colour transitions.

There's tons of great sites out there that have free tutorials. I'd recommend Massive Voodoo http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.co.uk/200 ... rview.html. They have some great articles on pretty much every technique

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:45 am

The last 2 Duguth are finally done - Pics to follow once they are based.

And Rollo is about half done too!
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:40 pm

I got Rollo finished this evening!

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:48 pm

Here are the last 4 Duguth all based:
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And here's the finished unit all together:
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Next up will be my first troll colour test - Going for a darkish green.
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:47 am

Here's a troll WIP:

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The colour came out blue rather than green, but I am quite pleased with the result ;)
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby staggerlee » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:46 am

Very nice! It is always very cool to see different colour schemes on models. It might be the photo, but i would have made the mouth area a bit more desaturated (greyish pink?) and maybe the shield could be a yellow/ orange brown?
But hey, great work. Much better than I can paint, so feel free to ignore my suggestions, he he.
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:58 am

Thanks for commenting :)

I think I will add some yellow to the shield to make it a bit more distinct from the skin tone. Also, the mouth does need lots more attention, yes, that was just the base coat, will probably get a wash and then some kind of highlight, haven't decided quite what yet, will probably just try something and say "close enough" ;)
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:25 am

Here's an assembled Jormungand:

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:26 am

And here's the first troll, finished and done!

(Except for base, haven't decide on the basing plan for the Norse yet).

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:37 pm

Time for a catch-up post!

Some trolls:
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A troll jarl:
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Some Norse characters:
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:39 pm

A couple of pics of Holumenn:
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And all the currently painted Norse:
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby zedmeister » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:37 pm

Last post 2014? Surely that qualifies for some sort of Necro? ;)

Nice work though.
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Adrian McWalter » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:35 am

Nice Norse host that , I love the Norse
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:30 pm

Thanks, chaps :)

Planning to carry on and finish the Norse before I move onto another Kindred - I have 3 Hrafnmenn and Mjagnir to do!
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:46 am

My next planned Darklands models are 3 Hraffnmenn to add to my Norse:

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Dave Fraser » Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:13 pm

really like those birdmen models, almost tempted me to norse but I resisted, intrigued to see what you do to them.

Did I see elsewhere you were listed as Bristol based? If so I'm local to you, I've still not played a game as yet but would be interested in trying it out at some point if you're up for it?
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:12 pm

Hi!

Yes, I'm on the East edge on Bristol near Wick.

I'd deffo be up for a game at some point - I haven't read all the rules yet, I am planning to digest them once the physical book arrives - Once that happens, let's try to arrange something!
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Dave Fraser » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:00 pm

I'm in saltford and likewise not played a game yet and only partly read the rules.
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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby Slinky » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:55 pm

Finished my 3 Hrafnmenn - Only Mjagnir left to complete 2000 gold of Norse!

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Re: Slinky's Darklands models

Postby OrlandotheTech » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:19 pm

Love those Hafanmen, the bases work really well with them too

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