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#1 Goldo

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 11:20 AM

My tribute to ThaneWill, a rather new member who impresses with his humor and excitement!
In order to encourage his efforts to convert mantic dwarfs, I present this;

A WIP mantic dwarf standard bearer.
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PLUS: How mantic dwarfs should have been!

BEFORE!
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AFTER!
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Regular mantic dwarf; "My! You did lost some height there didn't ye?"
Updated mantic dwarf; "Shows what you know weed-beard! I grew bigger where it matters
... THE BEARD!"

Edited by Goldo, 24 May 2011 - 06:33 PM.


#2 Kallstrom

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 11:44 AM

That's a nice bsb allright! The new trend with giving mantic dwarfs long beards is in my opinion a good thing. :) (now if they were just a lil smaller in scale so they could melt in among regular gw dwarfs..)

Are you going to let that lamp cast shadows and light all over the dwarf or is that effect a bit hard to create? Would be awesome if you managed to pull it off!

#3 Alebelly_Cragfist

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 12:34 PM

Indeed they do look far better with proper beards!

Now just for some bigger plate shoulders etc any they'll look much more the part :)

#4 ThaneWill

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:43 PM

WOW did you buy and converted mantic dwarfs by inspiration of me!
Thank you very much goldo, i always tougth you were the one that inspires others and me. But this i can only say: Nice wotk and keep doing this.

WHHOOOOHHHOOOO, i set the new trend, better jet i set a new trend international!

Ps. You sculpt waaaaaaaaaay better beards then me, but keep in mind that my mantic dwarfs are my first GS converted models.

Ps. on the PS. more pics coming.

#5 Goldo

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 02:52 PM

WOW did you buy and converted mantic dwarfs by inspiration of me!
Thank you very much goldo, i always tougth you were the one that inspires others and me. But this i can only say: Nice wotk and keep doing this.

WHHOOOOHHHOOOO, i set the new trend, better jet i set a new trend international!

Ps. You sculpt waaaaaaaaaay better beards then me, but keep in mind that my mantic dwarfs are my first GS converted models.

Ps. on the PS. more pics coming.

Thank you lad!
Actually I had these mantic dwarfs before you even joined the community youngbeard :big_boss:
But you did inspire me to "fix" the terrible monopossed models and for that I thank you :thank_you2:
BTW, here's a tutorial I made on how to sculpt a beard

Cheers :drinks:

Edited by Goldo, 17 May 2011 - 02:57 PM.


#6 Lord Ravenhelm

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:30 PM

A very nice bsb! His face is great, and he's the first Mantic (well, mostly) Dwarf I like. :drinks:

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#7 ThaneWill

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:28 PM

Thanks for the tutorial, but i'm not gonna use it. I have my own style in beard sculpting and i think it looks wiers to have different style beards, of course my beards are in different form and sizez but all in the same style.
Love the BSB, again :drinks:

Hehe, i inpired the greatest sculptor around :biggrin:

#8 Squergi

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 05:48 PM

I like him a lot! He's got a really sinister/cunning look (sort of like: you thinking what I'm thinking, guy who's about to get killed by me?) :P

Great job so far!

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#9 icewolff

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 06:15 PM

Nice paintjob and the beard is a great improvement but still there not GW or scibor dwarfs. i do not know what it is with the mantic dwarfs but they do not give me personaly a dwarfie feeling, there is something missing.

your paintjob and convert makes it a good looking model, but i think when you put the model between a row of GW dwarfs, he is a bit small and lack detail.

keep up the good work , and have a ale on my tab, :guinesssmilie:

#10 Fanai Glimmerclaw

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 07:32 AM

Goldo you have totally freed up that figure - vast improvement and give him that 'feel' that I actually like

(thanks for tutorial always useful to see)

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#11 Svennh

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:31 AM

Nice !

#12 Goldo

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:34 PM

UPDATE! New model added!

#13 ThaneWill

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:02 PM

WOW love the added models, i think i am robbed of my mantic converter title.......:(

#14 Grimmnar

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:41 AM

If more than anything it is the beard as the big issue with the Mantics dwarves i hear. But looking back in the line of minis in the heyday of GW, dem dwarves didn't have the long beards either. I agree the legs need to be fixed and there needs to be some variances on the beards. Yes longer would be nice, but just remember the origins of the beloved is all i am saying. :-)

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#15 Gop

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:23 AM

Nice! I've got 40 mantic shieldbreakers (my hammerers) that need longer beards. :guinesssmilie:




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