Friday, 12 December 2014

From VincentC - "Lonely men are we, Rangers of the wild" (45 Points)



Well I decided I didn't like languishing down in 21st so I thought it best to get a wiggle on with the rangers! I must confess I got half way through painting these when I decided that I really don't like these models at all! but I pushed through and, though they aren't some of my better works they are done to a good table top standard and so I'm happy to put them with the rest of the collection, I think they look especially good as a group and for the most part I really like the green of the cloaks.


I have a not insubstantial collection of Gondor and these will make a nice little warband for Faramir to lead in normal games however these were painted for the Fellowship of the Ring sourcebook. Along with the 2 Nazgul in my previous post that means I just need to paint the Witchking to have the first phase of my project completed!


This is definitely going to happen (this time...)

What do you all think of these guys?


From Curt:
I think they look marvellous! The shading on the cloaks is excellent, but what really draws my eye is the yellow buff leather of their jerkin and aprons - those really make the figures leap out. It's interesting how this first week of the Challenge has seen so many figures from LotR - a very nice change of pace, I think.


21 comments:

  1. very impressive on the quality of work. Unfortunately, Static Grass looks no better.

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  2. I really do like these. I do like LotR figures and it is a shame my club no longer play.

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  3. I too like the buff jerkins. Normally you see them painted dark brown but the yellow really makes them pop against the green cloaks.

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  4. Excellent painting Vincent :)

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  5. Excellent looking figures. The buff leather came out fantastic. Looks like this years challenge will see some fantastic LotR stuff.

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  6. Can't see why you don't like the figures, I think they are really nice lots of movement to them and well painted too

    Ian

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  7. Now I really like those miniatures. Excellent painting!

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  8. Very nice indeed. In fact, I think they look great, both in terms of sculpting and the finished painted product. I particularly like the all the dirt on their cloaks and trousers...

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  9. These figures are wonderful, with a very clear painting work. Nice!!!

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  10. Terrific painting. I actually don't like the sculpts much either - I find them a little too dynamic, almost distracting, really, and I think the face masks are stupid - makes sense for robbing a bank, but can really breathe through one when you're larking about with a sword? I dunno, but your paint work really redeems these figures - excellent stuff.

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    1. Clearly, Padre, you've never seen 'The Ithilien Job'...
      ; )

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    2. :)
      So that's what happened to the Palantir of the North !

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  11. Wow! You call that "pushing through"??? They're gorgeous!

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  12. O like the brighter colour choice, and they work nicely as a unit.

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  13. Very nice work and lovely shading.

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  14. Really nice work on these guys; they have a definite 'bandit' vibe about them, and the contrast of light and shade works a treat.

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  15. For minis you don't like....these are awesome! I like the animation, they look they are going to wreak someone's day!
    The colors are great too. I painted mine with reddish dark brown leather, but the buff looks really good on these troops.
    If I ever get more of them, I might steal that color choice!

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  16. These are fabulous, really like the buff coats and dark cloaks.

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  17. They are really eye catching. Like Curt said, there is something about the color palette that is just "wow". Very nice shading/ highlighting too.

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  18. Excellent painting and an incredible colour choice. Works really well. cheers

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