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#301 Drakkol

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:02 PM

Well...here in Italy leaded glass wasn't used only for religious buildings but also for secular buildings...ok...it wasn't so nice but was like bottle bottom made...ehm...i'll try to find a pic.

#302 Purplebeard

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

Figures arrived today WK. I have assembled some and they look fantastic. :hi:

#303 Fanai Glimmerclaw

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:05 AM

awaiting mine :(

#304 Blue in VT

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:20 AM

Mine arrived today as well and they are stupendous!!! Can't wait to get some paint on these guys!

Hang in there Fanai... they are worth the wait.

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Edited by Blue in VT, 25 May 2012 - 03:21 AM.


#305 Drakkol

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:00 AM

Mine too arrived... they're worth every beat my heart did while waiting them.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:48 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. The zweihänders are my personal favourites as well.

awaiting mine :(


Hopefully not long now. :(

#307 Fanai Glimmerclaw

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

Mine mine mine :) :) :)
I received them in the mail today - they are truely wonderbar

#308 white knight

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

Huzzah!

#309 Vidpui

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:11 PM

Oh WK! You've made me want to finish the pony soldiers I got from you now, as I promised I wouldnt get any more dwarfs till this lot was painted, Hope you'll have some left lol

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 02:48 PM

It's been ages since I painted anything for this project and when my lovely wife bought me a Lemax Halloween Gatehouse for my birthday, I knew I had to make this top of my list of things to rework into a wargaming model (you know, so I can still be entitled to get toys from her in the future). 
 
 
As with most Lemax buildings, this had great potential but needed a little TLC to bring it up to the standards and to remove some of the out of scale bits that tend to feature on them. I'll go into that a bit more below, but first the pictures of the finished gatehouse, which I tried to paint in order to match my earlier buildings in this project.
 
Some Empire dwarfs are exploring the abandoned gatehouse. Looks like it hasn't been visited in a long while and small scavengers abound, but then who lit those torches? Figures added for scale.
 
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The gatehouse from different angles without figures:
 
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And a comparison between the original model and the modified and repainted one below. I removed the oversized gravestones and skeletons. I did leave one of the skeletons under the arch as it was about the right size. I also got rid of the lighting system, since it couldn't be hidden. I used some plastic bits from a Warhammer fortified mansion to cover the large whole on the side where the switch box was situated. I should have removed the torches as well, since they're a bit big and there are big gobs of hot glue attaching them to the wall, but I didn't want to lose too many of the original building's features, so I kept them on. The building also has moulded on bits of green slime oozing in places. As I didn't quite see how to make that work, I decided to flock them and turn them into overgrown bits. I also used that in a few spots to hide some of the mouldlines that couldn't be removed, the lower body of the model being a type of porcelain.
 
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Edited by white knight, 04 October 2020 - 02:51 PM.


#311 Luigi

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 10:52 PM

Amazing job WK!

do you happen to have more WIP pictures of this piece?

Transforming ornaments into terrain has always been a passion of mine.

This is easily some of the best examples I've seen.



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Posted 09 October 2020 - 05:03 PM

Thanks!

I didn't take more pictures, but there's a video of the original model here that shows it from all sides: https://www.youtube....h?v=_WTD3PmQVz4



#313 Thunderförge

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Posted 10 October 2020 - 01:14 PM

Very good stuff! I always keep my eyes out for ornaments and toys that could be converted into scenery but nothing is ever the right scale!

#314 white knight

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Posted 10 October 2020 - 02:39 PM

The Lemax building range are almost all the right scale, except usually the churches.

 

Their figures and other accessories are way bigger though.






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