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Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:15 pm
by Big Mac
I might not have played Warhammer much, but I've bought quite a few of their miniatures.

I really like the boxed sets, that give you a small armed force of twenty or so similar figures. I'm not the best person in the world, at modifying figures, but those boxed sets always include a few alternative heads and arms.

I had a box of skeletons at one point, but seem to have lost them somewhere along the way. More recently, I got a box of humans, that I've turned into a "spelljammer crew". ;)

Which Warhammer fantasy figures are your favourites?

Are there any that you have modified, to turn them into something else?

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:52 am
by Gilvanblight
This one:
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Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:35 pm
by Havard
Nice!

Did you paint this one Gilvanblight ?

How much modification is done to this figure?

-Havard

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:33 pm
by Gilvanblight
No I didn't paint this one. I have a copy never felt I could paint good enough to actually paint mine.

Nothing modified on this at all. Just based (it pre-dates the slotta base)

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 2:16 pm
by Sharkbelly
Ooh... I have six warhammer armies. Three large and three small. All painted, and a little bit of conversion work. I'm not sure I could pick my favorite!

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:24 pm
by Big Mac
Gilvanblight wrote:This one:
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Impressive!
Gilvanblight wrote:No I didn't paint this one. I have a copy never felt I could paint good enough to actually paint mine.

Nothing modified on this at all. Just based (it pre-dates the slotta base)
So this is a really early Warhammer figure?

Do they still make this and/or the figures in the same army, or do they only keep each of the individual models in production for a fairly short amount of time?

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:27 pm
by Big Mac
Sharkbelly wrote:Ooh... I have six warhammer armies. Three large and three small. All painted, and a little bit of conversion work. I'm not sure I could pick my favorite!
Do you have uniforms for each army? Or do you put in colour themes, with some variations between individual models?

What sort of conversions do you do?

I've only ever done some minor conversion work on my minis.

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:55 am
by Sharkbelly
I pick a color scheme for the army and then find ways to use it on each figure. Here, for example, is my dwarf army:

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This one uses lots of blue and red with off-whites.

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:39 pm
by Big Mac
Sharkbelly wrote:I pick a color scheme for the army and then find ways to use it on each figure. Here, for example, is my dwarf army:

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This one uses lots of blue and red with off-whites.
It looks like Photobucket has disabled your pictures. I saw that you added links to your picture and followed the link, but they have done the same over there.

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:01 am
by Sharkbelly
Yeah, Photobucket is being a pain in the behind. I have switched to a new host now.

Here are the dwarves:

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Here are my Dark Elves:

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Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:25 am
by Big Mac
Pretty good.

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:16 am
by Sharkbelly
I kind of forgot about this thread. Here are my high elves:

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Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:22 pm
by Big Mac
The hats on those elves are a bit bonkers, but I really like the elven "spelljamming ship" in the second picture. ;-)

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:05 am
by Sharkbelly
Thanks! Yeah, the hats are pretty goofy. Warhammer high elves have pointy hats!

I'm thinking about making a Dragonship for this lot.

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:21 am
by Big Mac
Sharkbelly wrote:Thanks! Yeah, the hats are pretty goofy. Warhammer high elves have pointy hats!
They do some fantastic minis, but some of their design choices are pretty off-putting to me. I tend to use the Warhammer minis I like and avoid going anywhere near some of the races that don't appeal to me.

Mind you, this sort of thing isn't limited to Games Workshop. Blizzard do elves with ears that are about 1 foot long.

I do feel sorry for the people who try to cosplay this stuff, when they have to deal with some of these things that are not really a problem in a lead figure. :D
Sharkbelly wrote:I'm thinking about making a Dragonship for this lot.
Is that your own design, or are you copying something from a Games Workshop picture?

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:20 am
by Sharkbelly
My own design, sort of. I found a bowl at a bronze shop that seems like it should work great.

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:59 am
by Sharkbelly
Big Mac wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:21 am
They do some fantastic minis, but some of their design choices are pretty off-putting to me. I tend to use the Warhammer minis I like and avoid going anywhere near some of the races that don't appeal to me.
I know what you mean. I have a collection of older figures, mostly metal, that double as D&D minis.

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Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:21 am
by Big Mac
Sharkbelly wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:20 am
My own design, sort of. I found a bowl at a bronze shop that seems like it should work great.
I look forward to seeing it...when you get working on it.

Re: Warhammer miniatures

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:50 am
by Sharkbelly
You bet.