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Offline SeekingOne

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Amazing stuff Ynnead, 100% characterful as always. Love it!
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Terrific work again Ynnead.

I'm amazed by how 1 model can really change the aesthetic of a gang. The new Snake Cult members look great...but the one guy with the staff makes them come across as far more intelligent and noble. He totally changes how I view the war band. Maybe that's what you were looking to do, maybe it isn't...but it's a striking effect either way and I think the range looks better for it.
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Thanks a ton guys! Always pleased you like them :)

I really need to make some scenery for these guys to live in. It's definitely on the list. Out of interest, what paint to people use for painting scenery? It can't be the little citadel pots or you'd spend £20 per square foot just in paint! ;)

You're right Loosh that the snake priest really changes the aesthetic of the gang. The rest of them have got some pretty sneaky poses, but his has an air of nobility to it. Odd how just the one model can do that...

Now, I'm sorry Loosh, but it's more creepy elk-men next :S I managed to pick up a set of Genestealer Aberrants on eBay recently which are really hard to find for a reasonable price :S still, I've got 4 now! Here's the first use :)



Feth, that's a wargor. Bad news. Sixteen hundredweight of muscle, steel and anger.



Once was a time they were all as such. A time of blood and the ruin of worlds. The elk-men who inhabit these forests are the sons of cowards who fled rather than fall on the battlefields. Every so often the old blood percolates up from the deep.




Their genesis is...not pleasant. Muscle proliferates with little apparent thought for previous biology, torn and stretched upon their distorted frames. The favour of the bronze god is not to be sought lightly...



So that's a wargor :) I've been wanting to push things a little further with the chaos-influence on my elk-men. Even though they've largely been abandoned by their gods, I'd imagine the mutagenic effect on their bloodline would linger like a curse. Once a servant of the Gods, always a servant of the Gods. For all eternity.

Also managed to get this delightful little shot :)



Buck > Stag > Wargor > Mammut

Hope you like him!

Oh, and high res:

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daaaang, nice work.

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Wonderful stuff as always, Ynnead, I think this Elk-men band is one of my favorites. Keep it going!
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Just amazing realizism. The smooth conversion work and the mute color palate, so real. Never cease to amaze.
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Thanks guys! Really pleased you like them :) the elk-men are some of my favourites too ;) I've got a few more ideas for them, just need to collect the bits.

Glad you like the palette too. I was having a convo about doing a how-to guide on how I paint stuff so that should be coming soon :) I've just painted a whole batch of dudes, but I'll do it for the next Crow I paint :)

Speaking of next batch, here's the first lot!



Homo Sapiens Fenrisiensis



By blood, they're mostly Fenrisian. Descendents of kaerls and soldiers posted as garrisons, or just too slow to make it back to the landers when the crusade left. They're littered all through the Fenrisian Wilds like so many spent casings.



Figured I'd spoken enough about kaerls so it was about time I actually made some :) these guys will be able to double as a warband in their own right, and a retinue for Udinn, my Longfang spymaster :)

Not sure about anyone else, but I find it helps to make the Poor Bloody Infantry of a warband first as a grounding point to then leap off the edge with weird and wonderful gribblies (more of those coming soon!).
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Great stuff, Ynnead, are my eyes playing tricks on me or are those Skaven Shields that you're using(Might be Rohan too)? They fit really well! I really like the subtle tattoo / war paint on the shirtless guys, not sure how you can work with detail that small, but super nice touch!

Hope to see more soon!
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"They're littered all through the Fenrisian Wilds like so many spent casings."

This short sentense alone paints a picture of such magnitude it's unbelievable. I can almost see the endless bleak tundra and the lost souls inhabiting it... It smells of wet earth, melting snow and smoke of campfires. And those models just bring the picture to life.
I'm lost for words *wipes off a tear*
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Oh-my-giddy-Aunt, Ynnead!
Those doggies look amazing, and the narration that goes with them? Micky blessed Mouse!
Have a lot of catching up to do on your blog, mate, but what a start. My first look in for months landed on your doggies. It was meant, I tell ya!

Good to see your work again, bloke... Pointy ears forever!!

 

 


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