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Discussion in 'The Faces of Our Next Meal......' started by Farmer7574, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

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    Not much O&G stuff done these days other than my competition entry (I'll post him in a few weeks), but I have been working on bits here and there between doing my VC stuff.

    First up is a few homemade bases I put together for the Snotling Pump Wagons I have planned for the future:

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    I wanted to try out @Lord Elpus 's basing tip (over on Da Warpath) where he glued kitchen towel over the undesirable gaps on bases, which I can say worked out nicely and saved a fair bit of greenstuff.

    I also put together a 60mm squared base for the Skull Pass tent, this'll serve as a night gobbo unit filler:

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    Speaking of which, I got that one prepared for assembly during a work lunch break the other week and put it together:

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    I green stuffed the area inside the mouth as I plan to paint it as though there's some green light inside the tent, suggesting a shaman inside chanting spells.

    I also put another bunch of Skull Pass spear gobbos together ready for some paint the next time I fancy a break from painting VC:

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    Regarding earlier posts:

    @benvoliothefirst Since my last post I've swayed my decision more towards using cold ones for my night gobbo 'wolf' rider mounts since the savage boyz are quite stocky and the cold ones are prettty thin. Plus a giant unit of 20 raptors will look pretty darn cool!

    I like the idea of sculpting fur over areas, and I'm sure it'll work well but I am completely new to sculpting fur so I'll have to try that out :)

    @Borgnine Wow, thanks a lot mate! :) That yellow is definitely a love/hate scheme - I'm not much a fan of the yellow gore gruntas but the red ones they've painted look pretty cool. I had to go for black armour though as I wanted him to meld in with my black orc side of the Waaagh :)

    The reins aren't actually too bad. I'm considering opting for cold one mounts for the night gobbo cavalry, so reins wouldn't look out of place. The saddle parts however will, so GS fur and cloth seems to be the obvious way forward.

    Cheers for your feedback, gents :)
     
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  2. Shadespyre

    Shadespyre Necromancer

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    Nice project. I agree that the Raptors would look better as substitute wolves; perhaps one of the older Cold One sculpts (which were bulkier) might be better for Orcs, if you can get them?
     
  3. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

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    A little side project I did a few weeks back for the latest competition over on Da Warpath:

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    And a before shot:

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    The category is 'Brave or Just Plain Stupid', so I fashioned a daredevil doom diver gobbo. I happened to get a goblin head with shades in a random bunch of spares I bought ages ago and thought that it would make a good addition to my O&G at some point, and so here it is :)

    To add a bit of character, I wrote some fluff for him:

    Two-Flight Jif:

    Two-Flight Jif got his nickname after being found alive embedded in an unfortunate ogre's belly, barely conscious & with only a few missing teeth after his first bout as a Doom Diver, something seen even less so than a troll with intelligence. Since recovering, he's developed quite a reputation among his peers as a courageous fiend of the sky and has become a bit big-headed & adopted something of a style for it, doing away with the phallic-shaped tin hat donned by the other Doom Divers and instead keeping his usual attire & sporting snazzy shades he looted from the corpse of a dwarven gyrocopter pilot a while ago.


    @Shadespyre I agree mate. I've since bought some more gobbo wolf rider legs and am in the process of getting some cold one mounts (DE style). I think I'll just stick to boars for the orcs as I wouldn't likely use the boar mounts for anything else.

    Cheers for taking a look.
     
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  4. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    Wonderful work on that gobbo! Seems a perfect fit for such a competition topic ;) Is that a hood you sculpted behind his head? So a night goblin doom diver? That's even more awesome :) It's also quite funny that he's not wearing the helmet and despite that he has such good survivability xD
     
  5. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

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    It's been a while! Some night goblin 'musicians' I converted for the current competition on Da Warpath:

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    I've entered them as musicians but have decided that they'll make great additions to the squig herders instead.

    Here's the before shot:

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    Inspiration came from a few things I've seen in China. The guy on the left is holding clapper sticks:

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    I've seen these on TV in China. The audience usually have them so they don't have to clap all the time...

    The guy in the centre has a singing bowl:

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    These are used in parts of Asia to help get rid of headaches and stuff by moving the stick around the inner side of the bowl and placing on the affected body part. Of course, banging it makes a loud noise and can therefore herd squigs reasonably well. The guy on the right has a flute (which kinda looks like a blow dart come to think of it).


    @Borgnine Cheers buddy! Yeah, that's a hood I've sculpted for him. I don't want anything common in my O&G, so all the goblins are night or forest, and all the orcs are black or savage.

    Cheers for taking a look :)
     
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  6. Sessioni

    Sessioni Grave Guard

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    Great conversions! Next time maybe didgeridoo or an alp horn? :D
     
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  7. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

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    @Sessioni Great idea! I'll be doing more herders in the future so this has gotta be done! :)
     
  8. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

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    16 more Night Gobbos to join the ranks:

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    These round up the spears unit to 35.I like painting these as they're pretty easy to do and look cool when done.

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    I've got shed loads of these still left unpainted and plan to beef up the ranks with a bunch of fun fillers in the early part of next year.

    Cheers for taking a look!
     
  9. Farmer7574

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    I'm working on the Skull Pass tent filler I put together earlier this year:

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    I've gone and painted the inside (which I covered with greenstuff) as though it's glowing with green magic/fire. I'm in the process of painting the exterior now but I'm hoping I'll be able to enhance the affect later with a bit of OSL around the mouth area.

    After seeing Anton's (on Da Warpath) war machines he put together last year, I decided to pick up a couple of these a while ago:

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    I'm now also in the process of piling together parts in preparation to assemble a few rock lobbas and pump wagons next year.

    Cheers for taking a look, more coming soon :)
     
  10. Adam_Barrow

    Adam_Barrow Sleepless Knight True Blood

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    Rats for the Rat God--er, I mean, Rats for the Waaaggh! Can't wait to see what you Frankenstein together out of those kits.
     
  11. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

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    A few Skull Pass characters to join the ranks:

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    The shaman is vanilla but I wanted to relieve that boss of his squig and have him pointing towards the enemy, so a spare ghoul hand and a bit of green stuff came in handy here - plus one free squig to add to the herd later on :)

    Here are some before shots:

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    My first time sculpting areas of robes. The conversion wasn't particularly hard and I'm happy with how the finished mini has turned out.


    @Adam_Barrow Some long-overdue war machines that I'm hoping to add to this army before summer - they're gonna be fun to put together :)
     
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