Thursday, 5 November 2015

Lord Macragge revisited (Pt. 4, minis finished)

Some more progress on this! As I told last week, what I was missing here was a proper, decent standard bearer, to show off and sing the glory of the Ultrablah blah blah. No, I mean it. Any throne room worth of the name deserves a nice touch of colour. I simply got the Standard Bearer from the Calgar retinue again.

My starting point
I had already taken that original awful helmet off. I hadn't tried before on the bodyguards, but it was easier on this one, so I had to do it. That also made everything easier now ;)
I removed the head again and used a helmet, just to give coherence to the whole group. Also had to reposition the sword arm, it would be a little bit ankward having the guy pointing wherever while his mates were watching over the boss.

The conversion
I tried to save as much as I could from the original brushwork on the Standard. I saved the scrolls and the lower part, but repainted all the rest:

Behold the power of oldschool painting!
So you can see the final take on the minis. The style is quite homogeneous on the whole group:

No matter how colourful I look, my pose says I'm tired
I said no autographs from the boss
I wanted to be the Standard Bearer, but all I got was this stupid halberd
Well, now that I have the characters, I only need the environment. As I need to move on, I think I'll take the easy approach. The final stage in a few days!

12 comments:

  1. Great work! Very colourful. I think the halberd bodyguard is my favourite. Love the red along with the blue and white.

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    1. Thank you! I tried to use bright colours and high contrast, glad you like it!

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  2. that banner just looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks, I repainted the main motif as it was a little bit plain; not that I got it exactly marvellous but well, it works :)

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  3. Looking good dude, nice banner! Can't wait for the final assembly :-)

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    1. Thank you, mate! I'll try a simple approach for the throne room, but I hope it makes its part. Incoming soon!

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  4. Not to be repetitive, but the banner is just really great.
    The halberd marine really stands out as well. Just very weel done all around.

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    1. Thank you so much, this last marine is the least converted of all, glad to hear such a positive response to the addition!

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  5. Your work never ceases to inspire, thanks

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    1. Wow, that's a compliment! Thank you! I'm just trying to make a slightly imaginative twist, but the raw material and all the stuff were already there, I can take little credit for that! Thank you!

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  6. Fantastic work on the facial features (fourth photo). Love your photo captions too Suber ... ^_^

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    1. Thank you! I'm on the verge of finishing the vignette, hopefully this very afternoon, we'll see the final result...

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