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grimsnikk
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Testing scale mail - updated w/ finished modelgrimsnikk 07-15-2007

okay, so a few of you saw the quick test I did in the Ideas&Advice section on scale mail.Anyway it was so quick to do that I scrounged up a spare dwarf and went to town.

I started off like normal, by blocking out the sections with a smooth layer of green stuff and trimming them to fit.I then used the method I showed to put some quick scales on.Wow, it goes really fast on the model itself.The only spots where it gets a bit tricky are doing the very last row of scales.Which was only a problem as I was using the regular dwarfs which have their armour contained between 2 strips, instead within a square.If you were using BfSP dwarfs I don't think that it would ba an issue.Also, I had to pull an xacto knife out for the row before the belt because I couldn't quite angle the tool correctly.you wont really be able to see it once it has gear on him though

Anyway, on to the pictures.
(you'll notice he doesn't have a face yet, I'm letting the torso scales dry before I start sculpting the beard)



[edited to add new pics to the top of the thread]

Pictures: finished test model

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07-15-2007 09:19 PM
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RE: Testing scale mail on modelshobblin 07-15-2007

Wow your concept work nicly now I feel I have to make a unit with scale mail.

07-15-2007 09:28 PM
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RE: Testing scale mail on modelsHobgobbler 07-15-2007

Looks great!
A whole unit of them should look stunning on the battle field
Cant wait to see more sculpting work from you

07-15-2007 10:03 PM
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RE: Testing scale mail on modelsArashi 07-16-2007

I will probably try it on my wolfriders. Thanks.

07-16-2007 11:50 AM
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RE: Testing scale mail on modelsXander 07-16-2007

That looks very nice!  A very unique style, well done.  I await the finished product!


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RE: Testing scale mail on modelsIshkur Cinderhat 07-16-2007

It looks like a lot of work, but the end result more than pays off for that. Personally I prefer the rectangular scales from a visual point of view, but the triangular scales are more like the real thing the Persian Cataphracts of Antiquity actually wore.

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RE: Testing scale mail on modelstorn 07-16-2007

i cant decide which i look the look of better. ive kept the chainmail on my rank and file so far and used square scale on my hero. i might try the triangle scales if i do a unit or 2 of great weapons.

i think triangles probably go better if you arent using big hats, as you need another thing to differentiate from regular dwarfs.


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RE: Testing scale mail on modelsHashut's Blessing 07-16-2007

I like both types, but have always preferred triangle scales visually (in general, at any rate). Where is the first attempt, please? I haven't bee on in a few days and would like to try this on some models.


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RE: Testing scale mail on modelsgrimsnikk 07-16-2007

I added pics of the finished model to the top of the thread.  I'm going for a evil version of the longbeards mask with mine.  In fact, I may end up mixing some of their masks in later on to speed up the process.  I'm not sure if I'll keep the dwarf shield, maybe.. maybe not.  I think if I do it up evil looking the face shield will be alright.  Also, I don't have any marauder shield on hand.

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RE: Testing scale mail - updated w/ finished modelhal 07-17-2007

Really excellent work grimsnikk, very precise. Is that just a normal dwarf warrior?

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RE: Testing scale mail - updated w/ finished modelangryboy2k 07-17-2007

Nice work. I'll be trying this on my second unit I think.

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07-17-2007 09:36 AM
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RE: Testing scale mail - updated w/ finished modelgrimsnikk 07-17-2007

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I used a normal dwarf torso and front, with the new miner arms.  I replaced the hand at the wrist with a chaos warrior.

The miner sprue gives lots of extra arms, so if you replace them at the wrist you can make them look like they aren't holding great weapons.

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RE: Testing scale mail - updated w/ finished modelKhan! 07-17-2007

This guy looks really good - I am surprised to note that I think the dwarf shield actually looks pretty good as it is!  It's a pretty angry shield to begin with.  The mask also looks fantastic, well done sir! Cheers!


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RE: Testing scale mail - updated w/ finished modelArashi 07-17-2007

I love that evil mask grimsnikk Cheers!

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RE: Testing scale mail - updated w/ finished modelGhrask Dragh 07-17-2007

Fantastic!!
The CD armour is supposed to be a 'dragon scale' design isn't it? which this captures perfectly! I am going to put in alot practice so my minis can look half as good as this!!
Congrats Grimsnikk!


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RE: Testing scale mail - updated w/ finished modelYaanchy 07-30-2007

That looks so damn clean and cool Big Grin, gonna TRY to make the same kinda scales on my dwarfs too.

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I like it very much - and the 'facejob' is excellent!




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RE: Testing scale mail - updated w/ finished modelKobarf 07-31-2007

Your greenstuff-fu is very strong..
Very crisp scale mail, not an easy thing to do.
Love to see more of them though.

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