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DE Hero on foot Converted + Painted 
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Shade
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Just finished a hero (I guess they're called "masters" now, aren't they...?) on foot with shield and sword. I'm thinking going for enchanted shield, heavy armor, and an inexpensive magic sword (probably sword of might) as far as equipment goes. He's just gonna join one of my spearmen units to tackle those pesky VC Ethereal Hosts!!!! Thus the magic weapon... ;)

He's my first DE character I have painted for my army, and I thought you guys might like to see a very simple conversion with a mediocre paint job... just in case you get bored looking at all the other amazing painter's work around here!

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And for those of you who have seen my spearmen, this is the split-field shield I was talking about. What do you think?



[EDIT - These pics make it look MUCH MUCH messier than it is IRL, in my opinion... stupid camera!]


Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:05 pm
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I find the model very much alright. The sword arm is from dark riders herald if I'm not wrong. The arm got a nice position but there are far cooler swords that could quite easily be attached. But as long as you like it.

As for the painting I find it as a job well done. Very uniqe colour sheme, maybe a little to flashy, but could be the camera.

Nicely done :)


Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:51 pm
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Hehe this one is quite unique. I like him. Though I think you should've painted the purple on the right side of the shield, as the most of the green is on his right side, so you get that contrast.

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Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:01 pm
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Thanks for the kind remarks guys!

izirath wrote:
Though I think you should've painted the purple on the right side of the shield, as the most of the green is on his right side, so you get that contrast.


Ohhhhh... if only I had thought of that sooner!! I was looking at the model after I had finished, and I did notice how there was a TON of purple concentrated on one side of the model... too late now, he's varnished :cry:
Good idea though. I will be sure to think about that for the next shield!

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Hero on Foot - July 14, 2008
Dark Riders - August 5, 2008


Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:24 pm
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Oh and you should've fixed the gem on the sword as the sword looks kind of borin with all those metallics. Almost like a replica..

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Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:16 am
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good catch as well, I'll try painting over the varnish, because I didn't even see that gem as a different part of the sword... duh!

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Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:07 pm
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Maybe gold on the skull or that jagged thingy right over the gem.

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Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:31 pm
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Most things having been said, I'll just add a modeling critique. The sword arm is in cloth, but the shield arm is chainmail, which is a bit confusing, so you could consider dressing it in chainmail using gs if you're up to it (i probably won't be)

other than that, its a cool conversion. Good idea!

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:50 am
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I really like the pose. You can see the action and feel the flow. The colour scheme is nice and the painting technique is superb. Not professional, of course, but he looks better than most of the painted models fielded by people in my store!

Something about the sword bothers me, its too dull I think for how brazen the rest of the model is. Though this has been mentioned already.

Regardless, excellent job!


Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:33 am
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