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srp71

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Wow this thing just keeps growing. The sculptors just didn't stop with this. detail and quality from start to finish. 
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nigel56

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Cheers Simon I shall pass your comments on to the sculptor, along with mine.

I've finished the sword, and instead of more bone I've used copper and flesh. The last photo shows the paints I used and the two brushes, one being my well worn drybrush.







Think that's me done for the night.
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Brundledonk

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that sword is jaw dropping ! The paintwork is showing all of the detail and it's so incredibly neat too, the figure is going to look amazing suspended in the cloak.
Is this figure vey expensive to buy Nigel ? The detail is out of this world for an injection moulded figure, I thought this level of detail would only be possible in resin, Games workshop really are pushing the envelope on what's possible in plastic

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SimonD

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Yeah Nigel, when you get hold of the sculptor pass on my regards too thanks mate and make sure you send him/her a few of your photos so they can see what you did with it.
I've subscribed here but not getting notified so my apologies for not commenting sooner. But it's a great read (and view) to catch up on. One post there's a grey sword, next post it's what I think, painted. Then it just keeps getting better. Amazing stuff mate.

I might have to unsubscribe a few of my dead threads, obviously there's a limit?

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This figure, which only comes on two sprues, currently retails at £65.
I originally thought that that was too expensive, but upon reflection, after making this kit, I think that is about right. I still would have been a bit more happier if it had been about £45.
I think I mentioned, at the onset of this topic that I didn't pay that for this. It came with no box or instructions. Not all of the floating spirits are there so I've used some from another undead model that were not needed (just have to make a few adjustments).
My dearest friend, Miss Piggy, managed to get a photocopy of the drawings, without that I would have been lost doing that cloak. She's an angel.

Most of GW's generals seem to be this size and stand out in their respective armies, idiotic really because they then become an easy target. The detail is amazing and fits together with no problems.
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Thanks Simon.

I hope, by doing this build, that members will learn something.
Do not be afraid to ask questions along the way, particularly if I have done something you're not quite clear on.

My style of painting is quite clean (I'm a Virgo!) And I love drybrushing and using inks and glazes. I used to volunteer my time to teach newcomers techniques in painting at the GW store. I enjoyed doing that, especially when I showed them how to speed paint.
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Ahh ok Speep paint?? You can tell (and show) me more about that anytime Nigel thanks. lol
I'd also like to find out more about this "other side" of modelling, the Games Workshopesque type stuff. My LHS owner is right into it and has a good range of  ... what is it? Warhammer? lol 40k?
I think I like the idea of painting colours other than Khaki and Olive blimmin' Drab. lol

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Wow, that's quite a loaded question. I will get to explaining speed painting later. First a quick history lesson.
Decades ago students at colleges would get together and play a game called Dungeons and Dragons, using paper and dice and their imagination.
Various companies who made lead figures for traditional wargamming, mainly for the Napoleonic Wars, decided to try and make 28mm lead figures for this new craze D &D.
They became so popular that companies sprung up just making D&D figures. One such company that was way ahead of all others was Citadel Miniatures. They produced catalogues and you could only buy by mail. What made this company different was they invented the slot-a-base, where the figure is metal and the base plastic. This meant they could stand up properly, and as they were square they could line up next to each other.
Originally D&D was played with individual characters and is still played today with the likes of Baldurs Gate for the PC, or the new one Warcraft.

Citadel produced a new way to play. What if you adapt it to play like the original wargames, with Armies from various Races.
This led to Warhammer, and the creation of Games Workshop to show kids of all ages how to play the table top game. It became an overnight phenomenon. Retail srores sprung up all over England. Citadel still made the figures, now lead free or white metal, and produced their own brand of Acrylic paints, whilst GW brought it to the high street.

It didn't stop there. Rick Priestley and Jervis Johnson (Gods in their own right) developed the rule books for playing Warhammer, and then decided not to stop there. They created a game called Rogue Trader, D&D in space, with Alien Races and new planets. This became the incredible Warhammer 40,000, aka Warhammer 40k, with space marines, tryanids, orks (snotty green things), Eldar, Imperials, Necrons etc...
To avoid confusion they used round bases and smaller squads, much like todays armies.

Games Workshop spread across the world with a new store opening every week, it's Huge.

Time for a cuppa. End of part 1...
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As a side note I often send e-mails to Jervis Johnson, and have met him quite a few times (we are both getting too old now) so I will pass on the comments made of this model, and he will certainly pass them on to the sculptor.
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That's cool Nigel thanks for that history lesson. I did wonder with the little I had seen. Luke, the owner of my LHS has shown me a couple of upgrade boxes and explained it briefly, and I thought then, it sounds like D&D. I played D&D in the Army a bit. A mate had the set up and I'd join in occasionally. I liked playing it btw. Wow that's really interesting how it's evolved. The miniatures are just awesome.
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The figures are getting better and better. It's very similar to the next generation moulding on the new kits from Eduard, Airfix and the like.

Now is the era to really get into modelling, just looking at some of the builds on this forum they are incredible.

I was pleased to hear what Bob said in his latest video about smaller Group Builds. Mike, Pete and myself should be able to get a good little GB going where winners will get certificates and/or a small trophy, just for single miniature painting of a chosen theme or scale.

Anyway back to the priming.
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Here we go...that was quite an ordeal to get the robe on. It is in three parts and the spirits intertwine in a special way.
Not all of them are attached as they interfere with the painting. I've just given the inside a couple of coats of black as it will become a nightmare to shade, it also gives a dark mysterious depth to the model.



Leaving this to completely dry overnight.
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Nothing much happening tonight, using the time to recharge my batteries.

But here I am looking at a blank base waiting for an idea to hit me.



I'm toying with the idea of doing a river of lava, with ashen waste land and burnt turfs of grass. Nagash, of course, has the ability to float over the ground. I've dismissed the idea of led lighting as I'm not too sure about using glow in the dark paint (I will save that idea for future consideration), or maybe a small crypt.

Any suggestions are more than welcome, I have plenty of Das Pronto Clay.
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Thinking long the lines of using this crypt on the base.

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Nice Crypt. I'm in a bit of a mental void when it comes to bases. Can't seem to get enthused about them even though they look awesome. So I'm happy to check out what ever you come up with Nigel. lol Big help hey? [smile]
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