mercredi 2 janvier 2013

The Mastons and the 'Light Box'

First post of the year!
Little experiment of the photo taking front, trying out a 'light box', something i saw on a forum a while ago and decided to try it out, to see if it improves by pictures.
Here it is:


In reality, it's a sheet of thin plasticard blue tacked onto a box.
So, these are the first of the Mastons:


The photos might not be great, but you can see the general look.


One of the 'sergeants' for the Mastons. He's probably an esquire or country gentleman. He will be leading some bill men.


A conversion of a bill carrying arms to now carry a sword and buckler. I made him a while back and have only now got around to paint him.

The halberdier who once carried a banner, but he seemed to lightly armoured to be one. He looks better with a halberd.


Here you can see the badge.


One of the few musicians i have ever painted (not sure why). With only carries a dagger, he won't really want to get stuck in. In Dux there are no rules for them, but someone made a banner and musician group, and they are useful for LOTR.



Man waving his sallet. The feather's defying gravity a bit, probably a fake, stiff one.


Another kneeling man. He's falling over a bit, and might be changed. His purpose will become apparent in the picture below...


'Protect me Jenkins!'
Yes, the pavise carrying servant who's only job is the protect the boss from arrows. He will join a 'command group', the leader for my whole force (if i ever play them as one, big army. One day...).


Some plastics for Walker's retinue, a kneeling archer, a bill man and the sergeant of the bill men. Fist time i've used that left arm.


Two of Walker's men at arms, with putty hands. Finally! Right, now for some paint.


6 commentaires:

  1. An Excellent bit of modelling work - very encouraging to see what can be achieved.

    Cheers,
    Craig

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  2. Really nice models. The light box idea is pretty cool too. I'll have to keep that in mind for future photos of my own.

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  3. Nice models! And a light box as well, I wish I could come around to make me one - even a rudimentary one ;)

    I've got around 50 square bases that I do not use. Measures 25x25mm. They have a ~3,5 mm high rim (Mantic square bases, I belive). If you want I could sneak them into the company mail for free for you.

    Although I am not sure whether they will look nice with your DIY-bases which are superb. Just let me know and I'll send them.

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    1. It's really easy to do, i'll include some pictures on my next post. It's a box, some paper or plasticard, and bluetack.

      Some bases? Cool, if you give me an email address i can send you my details. They would work for commanders. I don't really have anything i can send you in return though.

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    2. Bluetack? That was interesting indeed - but come to think of it, I believe I saw this in other posts here, but I thought it was just something temporary!

      Do you have a login to The Warhammer Forum (warhammer.org.uk), that'd be the easiest way? "Mawo" is my username there. Just send me a little note with your address and consider it done :)

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  4. Very nice figures, great work!
    Phil.

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