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So I have been following the warhammer world for a while but i have never had an army or painted a miniature before. After consulting the forums and the models I decided to start with bretonnians, I love knights, seemed to fit. here is my first model, the camera messed up some of the decals and highlighting work (not that it was that good) what do you guys think?
Tips are always appreciated,
I want to start a reasonable sized force and i have a couple of damsels on foot and eight plastic knights, any suggestions?2012-05-02_21-00-08_725.jpg2012-05-02_20-59-49_127.jpg2012-05-02_14-11-20_124.jpg
Nice work. the thing i have found id never to try and go to complicated with colours, the less there are the better it looks, the same applies to things like empire where when you start using too many colours to get prety paterns like in alot of the artwork, it just doesnt work to well on a miniture scale. So keep the rest as you have done on these 2 and you should be fine.
Have you tried the new Nuln Oil on metal and in on the chainmail. it works quite well on my empire, i recomend giving it a try on a spare model to see if you like it.
Another thing is how do you intend to base your brets? just GW sand and Static grass? i only mention it becasue when i can i always base my models with sand before undercoating them. this means you can pain the sand your desired colour od earth be it grey or brown or sandy colour or even a martian red etc. then you stick the static grass in patches as the last thing. Iv just found it as an easier way of doing things and it tends to help keep the sand on the models bases alot longer.
So all of my models I bought from ebay, they were all pre basecoated, as for basing, I was planning to do a desert theme, thying to make my army one returning from araby, I thought I could model some arabic looking horse archers to look like yoemen, and model pegasus knights on the new wolves or something, i wanted to try some new paints but i have a very limited supply being new to the hobby, is nuln oil like black ink? because i have some of that?
are there any competitive lord/hero builds on a Pegasus or other large mount?
I am trying to build a 1000 pt army to start out, what kind of character choices do i take
Last edited by The Maned Wolf; May 4th, 2012 at 22:51.
Sorry I can't offer anything constructive here but I am really interested in the answers. I am considering building a Bretonian force myself probably starting around 1000pts initially and interested in what the responses are.
If Pegasus Nobles/Lords bring something to the battle then it makes the Battalion worth it for the Men at Arms + Knights if not then its not quite as worthwhile.
Ordered a Paladin BSB from E-Bay to get me started
I think a Lord in a 1000 pt game might be pricey. Our next choice of a Pally is pretty good, but certainly not as good as the choices some other armies have. I did some Kit-bashed mounted yeoman that came out fairly well - unfortunately they have sucked carpet lint in every game I have tried to use them in and always wished I had used the points elsewhere.
I hate paying top-dollar for mediocre models (Yeoman, QKs, Trebuchet, etc.) and since I enjoy kit-bashing I like to come up with my own versions of models. It saves lots of money and gets me some unique units. I think a desert theme Bret force would look really cool. Just don't bite off too big a project from the get go, unless you are REALLY motivated. Here is a snap of the Yeoman units I did.
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I figured I might as well turn this into a wip thread to keep me motivated and keep the advice flowing. here are my first three completed knights and my first ever hero, the fair maiden roxanne, what do you all think
you can also see the begginings of a horde of men at arms in the back
is there any way to do some realistic sand basing?
Sand basing extra easy - Simply get some sand and my favorite method of affixing basing material is to mix some white glue with the paint (whatever color is close to the sand or base material) and paint the base where you want the sand to stick. You may not want the sand to stick to the sides, so don't paint the sides, yet. Then bury the base in the sand and let him sit for a few minutes. Shake off excess and you are done.
If you want extra durability (not really required) after the first step is dry, go ahead and dilute some white glue with water and a little dish soap and slop over the top of the sand. This will really seal it down. Then another dab of some glue and you can attach some vegetation/grass, if desired. I used this two-step method for the gravel and grass on the bases for these guys:
I just hate to paint the basing material and prefer to keep it natural, but I know a lot of people do,
Have a look on E-Bay you may be able to find some really nice display type bases for that extra special mini or unit.
What MDSW has done with slate I am guessing) on his characters also works fantastically well. The extra height allows them to stand out a bit without being ridiculous.
i know how to use sand to base, i have also a used some broken up slate tile to change the height on some of my models and spice up the bases, i was trying to actually get a desert sand look, is there a special type of sand or color paint i should use?
Google Cracked Earth Paste, it might be what you want. Other than that just something very fine I guess.