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 Post subject: Re: Feanorthenoldor's 1st age schemed elven Army
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:50 am 
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The NMM is superb! As for the color of the sash, I think it would look cool if you used the same red as the cloak. Since the robes are going to be black, I think it would contrast nicely with that. Plus, red and gold look really good together too.
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 Post subject: Re: Feanorthenoldor's 1st age schemed elven Army
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:39 pm 
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@PowerofWill

I was actually thinking of doing a black color, but when I mixed up the basecoat of black with a flesh color tone, it came out brown, so instead of wasting it, I just painted up a brown sash! I quite like how it came out, and many pictures of Maedhros show him wearing some brown as well.

Anyways, this prototype is basically done, I didn't do the inner cloak, boots or hands because I already knew how it would look like.

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My question for you guys is, looking at this prototype, and it's colors. Would there be anything that you would change?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:52 pm 
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The red cloak and gold armor is so bold, I can't decide if the pale blue is a good contrast or needs to be bolder itself. Looking at it on a tabletop would be different than looking at a close up picture also. Whatever you go with, you are doing an excellent job!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:16 am 
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Yeah, I think i'll stick with these colors for now. Gonna paint up some more of them now.
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Oooh, that looks good! Can't wait to see more of them 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Silmarillion Elves...Maedhros' House! (4/25/17)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:31 am 
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Ok, after contemplating the color scheme from the prototype model (above), I decided to change a few things.

I went for a brown undergarment, and a darker red colored sash.

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I'm pretty happy with how the NMM and cloth came out, and I think that this color scheme for Maedhros' house is final. I'm gonna work on another swordsmen with the same color scheme, then move onto either White NMM or Copper NMM!


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I think the brown blends better with the scheme as a whole if that's what you're after. Beautifully done!

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Fantastic looking, you've really nailed the NMM and the brown does work much better with the overall scheme.

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Stunning work!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:31 am 
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Thanks guys!

So I had a go at Copper NMM. I followed Flameon's (a really good Polish NMM painter) copper tutorial from his patreon page.

This was my result after my first attempt.
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Tell me what you guys think! I feel like there is something wrong, but I can't just put my finger on it :-X
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 Post subject: Re: Feanorthenoldor's 1st age schemed elven Army
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 10:16 pm 
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Hey, so I want to throw out a question for you guys.

This is how I want my entire 1st age Noldorin army to look like; granted it will not be for many years that I finish this project.

-I will be showing off many companies (with War of the Ring trays) of each of the three main houses of the noldor. Feanor's, Fingolfin's and Finarfin's houses.


Anyways, this is my main question, and it pertains to the basing of each soldier's base, and the trays as well.

I would like to show my entire Elven forces as they have mustered all of their might on the "Anfauglith," challenging Morgoth.

Now, this area, outside of Angband, is described as being a barren wasteland, because of the fires coming from Angband.
http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Anfauglith

I want to create a base theme that looks good, and complements the NMM armor that will be worn by all of the troops.

These are my ideas:
-Bases with rocks and lava
-Bases with rocks and snow
-OR bases with rock formations, lava and snow(as if to show that lava has issued forth from Angband and is melting the snowing wasteland)


Sorry for the rambling, what do you guys think?

Please let me know!
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 Post subject: Re: Feanorthenoldor's 1st age schemed elven Army
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:26 am 
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Regarding basing, you will want a scheme that you can easily replicate over the time it takes to finish your project to maintain consistency. Personally, I would go with lava and rocks but that is mainly because I haven't done anything trying snow :-) If you haven't tried snow on bases, do some searching on Frostgrave and see how other people have replicated snow. Sounds like whatever scheme you go with, you will have a very unique and striking army!

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 12:41 pm 
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I have tried snow before, and I like how it looks, and I have found many tutorials on how to do lava bases.


I guess I just need some help deciding on what style base I should go with lol.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:01 am 
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So here is a little comparison between a snow base and a lava base that I just made today.

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Which one do you guys prefer? Snow style? or Lava style for the plains outside of Angband?
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:30 am 
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"that I just made today", hahaha, that's unfair that you can make bases that gorgeous in a day!

Anyhow, to the matter at hand. My heart says go with the snow, it is unusual and would be a nice change of pace for an elven army, think something like a battle on the edges of the Misty Mountains or on the edges of Mirkwood during winter. However, saying that, the lava is sensational, it is perfect for that colour scheme and compliments everything on the model beautifully. So I would stick with the lava.

All of that done and dusted, mind doing some instructions on both of the bases? I would definitely love to have a crack at the snow one for my dwarven army, and I bet anyone with some Mordor orcs would appreciate that lava recipe ;)

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 12:53 pm 
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Well, unfortunately I am going to have to be picking one base scheme! haha

All of the different paint/color schemes of the various houses will on be display on "one" battlefield.

I guess a better question to throw out there is this.

What would be more fit for the battlefield outside of Angband? A snowy battleground or a hot/fiery one? I suppose we should start broad, then narrow things down a bit.


Also, this is the video I used for my lava base
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfAZfgn0Coo

For the snow base, it's very simple
-use pva to glue down sand
-prime/paint black
-drybrush various greys
-add some flock/snow

you can easily find some snow making tutorials on yt
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 3:41 pm 
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While the lava base is more striking, I would go with the snow. I believe the lava base would take the focus away from your figures while the snow base compliments them. With the lava base, I would feel that the redness would have to be reflected into your armor, etc. The cold base is better reflected in your cold steel :-)

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:49 pm 
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I think I agree with you.

Winter themed it is! I can add sheets of ice in my basing as well for some variation.
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Hey guys, I just started to submit some images on CMON.

Check em out and vote!

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:08 pm 
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Feanorthenoldor wrote:
These are my ideas:
-Bases with rocks and lava
-Bases with rocks and snow
-OR bases with rock formations, lava and snow(as if to show that lava has issued forth from Angband and is melting the snowing wasteland)


Well, I'd not use snow in first place: bases with snow are really beautiful, though the battle was fought in midsummer and in plains.

I'd also not use burning lava: too hot a battlefield for normal/mortal beings.

Anfauglith is described as a sandy, dusty land of dun colour. And it was a large and green meadow before the Bragollach, so no many rocks were likely to be found.

In my opinion, there are four different kind of terrain in Dor-na-Fauglith:

1) plains of sandy earth in most of the land;
2) hills (remember the Oriental Hills of Uldor), probably partially rocky;
3) large rocks, stones and ashes, in the area close to the Thangorodrim;
4) beds of dead or poor rivers and/or of creeks with scarce water, some stony, others muddy (a few water had to exist, since soldiers didn't suffer thirst in six days of fighting and marching).

Fingon fought in all four kinds; Maedhros in all but #3.

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