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The Enemies And Allies Of Karak Zhufdrin - Undead, Empire, Elves, Orcs...long Overdue!

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#21 rednorseman


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Posted 16 September 2015 - 01:05 PM

So much great stuff! Wonderful! I love it.

thanks for posting.



#22 Nord


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Posted 16 September 2015 - 02:27 PM

Some very nice work in here, even if they are not short and bearded.  :yes

#23 Lord Alisk

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:13 PM

Hi everyone - many thanks for the kind words - it's really lovely of you. And never fear - I'm back onto painting dwarfs again now!

#24 Skull Krusher

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 07:53 PM

I like what you did with the great-swords... however my dislike for them and anyother miniature that has huge, burdensome, non-essential feathers stuck onto the figures hats....  They are fine for parade ground inspections where the whole city is applauding...  BUT in combat situations just a non-essential item that does not help the fighter kill his enemy....


When I was painting Napoleonic figures for war gaming I would dirty them up to make it look like they (the army) was on campaign no march in the veterans day parade.


Great paint job all around even on the feathers ...  Have a pint on my tab...

#25 Lord Alisk

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 06:14 AM

Hi Skull Crusher - thanks for the kind words.


I realise that my great swords are pretty impractical, that's certainly fair to say! I guess I'm much more interested in the painting than the gaming realities anyway! I agree, they certainly won't have looked that spiffy after a few weeks (days!) on campaign. It makes one feel sorry for Napoleonic Austrian, or pre-Revolutionary French, soldiers!


However, there might be some military value in really looking flashy (and Empire troops aren't all that jazzy compared to 'real' 16th century landsknechts after all). I one read (years ago) something written by a Russian officer from the Crimean war that for his men, it was psychologically easier to fight the Turks (who dressed in sensible brown uniforms) than the British (bright red jackets, black and red trousers) or the French (blue jackets, red trousers), because the Turkish uniforms gave the impression the men wanted to hide, whilst the French and British uniforms (which were pretty impractical) gave the impression that the men wearing them weren't afraid to be shot at - it was apparently much more scary to take a charge from a unit of Frenchmen in baggy red trousers than from Turks in sensible brown ones.


#26 Lord Alisk

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:37 AM

Long overdue update! 


Some of these have already appeared in contests on this forum, or have been re-based (many of the Empire figures). Enjoy!


Some undead:







I'm also a big fan of the Empire. These are mostly GW figures (with a bit of kit-bashing), but with some excellent models from Black Chapel Miniatures sprinkled amongst them, which I really rate. Sorry for the dust on some of them - I painted some of these a while ago, and the dust shows up more on the photographs than in the hand, I find. I'm pretty pleased with these guys, and I've also enjoyed started doing some civilian figures. I'm also collecting (like so many things, I collect, and then never get around to painting) a village of Tabletop World houses, so it made sense to have some farmers, a town archivist, rich merchants, and the like.

















A tiny dabbling in Elves - I love the Sea Guard figures, but they are a pain to paint - hence why there are only 3 painted at present. Over 100 pairs of grey plastic and white metal eyes glower at me in haughty disdain from the shadowy recesses of the miniature trolley.



And the start of an orc horde. I've tried to go for a bit of an old-hammer vibe with the colour scheme; echoes of the mid-90s 'red period', and all that - but I think they work well. I had a lot of fun with the shields, though how such an artistically deficient species makes such well crafted shields is slightly beyond me.









There's also a minor dabbling in Skaven (much neglected of late - these pictures are fairly old)






Anyway, any friendly feedback on how to improve eagerly sought, as well as any other advice or queries. Many thanks for looking.



#27 Thorgrimmir


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Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:42 AM

Now thats a lot of work done. And here I struggle to paint batches of 5

#28 Lord Alisk

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:44 AM

Now thats a lot of work done. And here I struggle to paint batches of 5


Me too! To be fair,  these have been chipped away at over a very long time in ones and twos. 

#29 Dourin


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Posted 31 October 2019 - 08:32 AM

Lovely work. I especiialy like the work you put into the orc shields. Although the moustaches on the Reiklanders also are wonderful to look at. :)

#30 Thorfar Salokin

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 07:36 AM

Lovely paint jobs there - that's a great smooth finish on the white areas of the empire & elgi too. I often end up with 'dirty' white if I rush it

Good job!

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