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Cult what do you think of the baby manticore wings, I think they make the baby less real, maybe swap for the ones I used on my harpies?

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I agree on Manti-nesting. I find the baby hard to see from the pics, but the idea of leftover victims is what sells it for me. Great idea.

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Just about to watch it - I think they have to be the best dragons I have seen in a tv/movie - they look very life like (sometimes they tend to always look poxy)

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Here he is! As BSB he should ofcourse be the one carrying the Roman Eagle to inspire its troops. In the nest are lots of eaten body parts, skulls and some other small scavengers joining the feast. I was considering a cow brought by mama Manticore, but think there will be enough to look at already when painted.

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Awesome pose! I love the rider.

The cat is a nice touch as well :D

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Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:29 pm
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It al started with you Cult ;)

As the following post was my inspiration

http://z8.invisionfree.com/herdstone/in ... opic=27018

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Thanks LD - It's amazing how those images get around the web - glad you take some inspiration from it.

That is my conversion of Hellebron riding a manticore - I might get her finished one day :D

By the way that last episode of GoT was a cracker - how cool was that dragon - huge inspiration has got me all fired up again now.

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Sweet nest! Looking forward to see the details with paint. Rider is cool! Good work with those executioners in general! ;)

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Thank you Sabious! Yes I agree Cult, it will make playing with my list even more epic because it made it easier for me visualize what is happening in that fantasy world we simulate with our models, terrain and rules.

NOTE to painting red: Fire red vallejo model air, washen with agrax, then fire red again and highlighting with little bits on white in it.

I will field Oktober tournament with this list:

Prince, Great Weapon, Charm of Cursed Iron, Lucky Shield, Dragon - 840 (half painted)
Captain, Cult of Nabh, BSB, Heavy Armour, Shield, Great Weapon, Midnight Cloak, Manticore - 537 (not painted)
Captain, Heavy Armour, Hardened Shield, Flaming Lance, Crown of Scorn, Manticore - 415 (not modelled yet)

5 Raven Cloaks, Paired Weapons - 180 (painted)
19 Corsairs, FC, Handbows, Banner of speed - 488 (not painted)
15 Corsairs (Marines), Handbows, Musician - 310 (not painted)

8 Dark Raiders, Champion, RXB - 338 (painted)
5 Dread Knights - 260 (painted)

5 Dread Knights, Standard - 260 (not painted)
5 Harpies - 130 (painted)
1 Dread Reaper - 180 (painted)
1 Dread Reaper - 180 (painted)
1 Kraken - 360 (painted)

Total: 4498

I still need to finish the Dragon, Manticore BSB, Manticore, 5 Knights, 15 Marines and 19 Corsairs, so that will need some planning and work.

The planning is
August: Manticore BSB, 15 Marines, 5 Knights
September: 19 Corsairs, Dragon
Oktober, Manticore

This is how the army looks now
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:25 pm
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I would also like to hear your opinion about the colour scheme on the Manticore. I am considering this effect again

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I always think of these large monsters as a great opportunity to introduce different colours into the army.

So often you can get stuck with painting a metal colour, gold trim, solid base colour for the army theme (like a blue or a red) and when your army units are on the table they all look the same.

Have you thought about doing some brown's and oranges for the Manticore (like a tiger) it could make the model pop a bit more and add some flair to the army rather then the monochrome colours you are considering. (I do like the example you have shown)

Just a thought

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Update on the Manticore nest

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Nice work - like the timber effect you have going there!

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The first Corsair! This one is part of the Druchii Marines, the elite bodyguard of the Admiral. When I gave this Corsair that big crossbow, the image of a modern day marine came to my head (M16 instead of crossbow) and the idea was born. I made 10 more of these guys, and have 20 old metal Corsairs.

I was too fast to wash has not dried on the armour, and I can definately improve the inside of the sea dragon cloaks on my next models.


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Some progress on the Corsairs, especially the scales on the cloaks. Plan is to first paint all the scales so the units already have this look, and then complete them in layers. Especially on the old Corsairs cloaks it gives a special effect, I am curious how a full unit will look like from the back.

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I am moving and will be travelling until februari, so my Druchii are going to be packed until my return. Until then!

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Happy Travels LD and looking forward to seeing more when you are back!

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Love this guy! 8)

Happy travelling my man, and thanks for all the great pics n models :D

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Some last progress before I leave

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Greetings! This is going to be a long post, mainly directed as myself as plan for the future. As always on long adventures I get a lot of inspiration for my Druchii and I can not wait start painting again. My goal is to become both a skilled painter as great tactician on the battlefield.

In this blog I will focus on the modelling and painting of my army, the XIII Legion from Har Ganeth. As I am graduated and we moved so now have a hobby bunker I will be able to dedicate more structural focus and space for the hobby.

Terrain
Because I now have the space, my goal is to build my own gaming board which I plan to make as realistic as possible. I have two ideas, one Naggaroth board and one Invasion of Lustrian board. As I will first build the Naggaroth board and espect both of them to take several years I will keep the Lustrian board idea for later. The Naggaroth board will be in the same colour as my Druchii bases, so dark grey with pieces of green flock. Ofcourse it will need terrain pieces, and I hope to make them with a Druchii theme. So far the ideas are:
- Dead Slave Piles (counting as Runes)
- Dark Elf Tower
- Cold One Pit
- Horse Stable
- Cold One eaten by Manticore
- Forest with slaves + overseer
- Hills
- Fields with slaves
- Gladiator Arena
- Practice Range
- Beastmaster School
- Medusa Altar
- Sacrifice Altar
- Altar of Khaine
- Walls (Dark Elf Style)
- River (with swimming Krakens)
- Objective Markers
- Loot Markers

Painting
Most importantly, I have been list building to create a list that I will both play with for 1 year as try to paint it in 1 year. I play the 9th age and follow 2.0 rules. This will be the list for 2018:

Prince, Yema, Dragon, Great Weapon, Cleansing Light, Lucky Charm, Repeater Crossbow
Captain, Yema, Manticore, Lance, Heavy Armour, Shield, Midnight Cloak, Repeater Crossbow
22 Corsairs, Full Command, Paired Weapons, Academy Banner
10 Corsairs, Musician, Handbows
5 Dark Raiders, Repeater Crossbows
5 Dark Raiders, Repeater Crossbows
Divine Altar
10 Preatorian Knight, Banner of Blood
5 Dark Acolytes, Yema, Champion
5 Dark Acolytes, Champion
Kraken

The army will consist out of lots of silver armour and red cloth, therefore if I manage to improve both my red cloth and silver armour, it will look good. Main focus should therefore to perfect my technigue and colours for those areas. While there will not be much flesh available, as these striking features look great when painted well.

I will always try to paint in the following order:
1. Faces
2. Cloth or Cloaks
3. Gold NMM armour
4. Silver NMM armour
5. Leather
6. Gold NMM weapon and trinkets
7. Silver NMM weapons
8. Wood
9. Hair
10. Base

I will learn a new technigue: Wet Blending, allowing for smooth transitions between colours enabling NMM and realistic cloth. For this I need a wet pallet. This needs to be purchased and learned how to use.

As soon as I will have sparse money, I should invest in a drilling machine, so make it possible for models to be adjusted well (Executioners Draichs). Also needs practice to learn to use.

I will use a new way of priming, both black and white, to create grey dust upon black underground. Need to be buyed and experimented with on old models.

Most of all I will dedicate time to prepare all my models before painting properly, this I did not do before. Make sure all moldlines are gone, gaps are filled with greenstuff and the model is smooth and clean.

Basing will remain the same basic, maybe I could improve the rock colours and the flock. All models should create a WOW factor on their own based on detail and technigue.

Contrast should always be an important factor within my painting to both look appealing from close while popping out on tabletop.

Planning of units to be painted:
22 Corsairs
10 Corsairs
BSB on Manticore
5 Dark Acolytes
Prince on Dragon (only painted 1 half)
10 Preatorian Knights

Already painted
Kraken
Divine Altar
10 Dark Raiders
5 Knights (but will likely be repainted)

Based on how much I will be able to improve on my currenr painting, painted units might be repainted.

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This looks great LD - I'm looking forward to watching your progress!

It's good to see you have a solid plan of attack for building your army. I have not been painting for a while now and just starting to get back into it myself. I find the best way with projects this size is to chip away at it each month. Set you self small achievable tasks, you will be amazed at how quickly you can progress.

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Great idea! My plan will be the following:

March + April: 22 Corsairs, build the board
May: 10 Corsairs, paint the board
June: BSB on Manticore, build 2 forests
July: 5 Dark Acolytes, build 2 hills
August: Prince on Dragon, build 1 piece of terrain
September: 10 Preatorian Knights
Oktober: Repaint cloth and armour Dark Riders, build one piece of terrain
November: Repaint cloth and armour Kraken handlers, build one piece of terrain
December: Repaint Divine Altar cloth and armour, build one piece of terrain

31 December 2018, you should now be able to make Youtube Videos because of a well painted gaming board and army, well done haha!

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Another good thing I find to do when painting an army is to build a visual reference library of images. Have a scout about on the web for other armies using your chosen colour scheme - they can be a good base to see how the colours work together etc.

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Thank you for the tip Cult, indeed one of my favourite activities already haha.

Army shot of what I painted in 2017
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XIII Legion so far, about 1/4 I think
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As usual, plans change! I signed up for my very first GT! Already in april 28, 4500 points so I will take this list. Time for a new schedule haha.. Now 7 weeks instead of 9 months :P

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