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The Pale Legion - Another Undead army

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The end result does look quite colorful... and I like it. :)

Latari_DeepwoodArchersA.jpg

I especially love the leaves on the base, bought from Treemendus in the UK. They're just colored birch seeds, and you could theoretically create them yourself quite easily, but buying them pre-colored is convenient (and not very expensive).

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The dead wood on the base is just pieces of grape stems. I dried them in the oven, then cut off little pieces to glue them to the base. I also tried to do some roots or vines using wire, but they are a bit too smooth to look convincing and I would not do them this way again. 

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On 31/12/2017 at 7:52 PM, Uthoroc said:

A dry and warm spell gave me the chance to spray varnish my remaining Deepwood Archers, which allowed me to finish up the leafy bases. So here's one unit from the Latari Box complete:

Latari_DeepwoodArchersUnitSm.jpg

What does spray varnishing do? Im looking to get into miniatures painting.

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8 minutes ago, Jabby said:

What does spray varnishing do? Im looking to get into miniatures painting.

Generally make a cloudy mess out of all your hard work.  Brush on for life :D  (varnishing is done to increase the toughness of your paint job.)

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7 minutes ago, Darthain said:

Generally make a cloudy mess out of all your hard work.  Brush on for life :D  (varnishing is done to increase the toughness of your paint job.)

So varnishing it is a good idea for a beginner?

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48 minutes ago, Jabby said:

So varnishing it is a good idea for a beginner?

Varnishing seals and protects your paint job so that your paint doesn't chip. Without varnish, all your hard work can be destroyed by one drop, or by too-frequent handling.

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2 hours ago, Jabby said:

Guess I’ll add it to my paint list. Any specific brands?

I currently use the Army Painter Matt Finish spray.

3 hours ago, Darthain said:

Generally make a cloudy mess out of all your hard work.  Brush on for life :D  (varnishing is done to increase the toughness of your paint job.)

@Darthain speaks the truth! You have to use these sprays in right conditions as I think that if there is too much humidity outside, moisture can get "trapped" underneath the sealant and cause something known as "frosting" which will ruin your paint job.

Apart from that scary thought, it is worth doing. If you can find yourself a place with a controlled temperature, then you're golden. I am quite lucky as we have a "paint room" at my work with loads of extractor fans and what not, so I can spray my models inside without the risk of killing myself in the future.

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I'm using Vallejo brush-on primer, but it results in a bit of a shine on the models, which I remove by giving the model a quick spray with Army Painter Anti-Shine varnish spray. Haven't had any problems with minis becoming cloudy or otherwise unseemly. 

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51 minutes ago, Budgernaut said:

I, too, use brush-on varnish, though I'm using some off-brand I found at a hobby store.

Ghool (a competitive painter) swears by americana ultra matte, so it is likely more then adequate.  Varnish isn't rocket surgery.

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On 05/01/2018 at 6:04 PM, Zaaik said:

I currently use the Army Painter Matt Finish spray.

@Darthain speaks the truth! You have to use these sprays in right conditions as I think that if there is too much humidity outside, moisture can get "trapped" underneath the sealant and cause something known as "frosting" which will ruin your paint job.

Apart from that scary thought, it is worth doing. If you can find yourself a place with a controlled temperature, then you're golden. I am quite lucky as we have a "paint room" at my work with loads of extractor fans and what not, so I can spray my models inside without the risk of killing myself in the future.

For temperature control, i live in a very hot country so my house has a lot of ACs, would those be fine?

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Here are some more shots of the threads titular Pale Legion - my Waiqar army - now that I have it completely painted.

The full legion as I intend to field it in battle.

PaleLegion.jpg

And with reinforcements - i.e. the remaining painted Waiqar units. Still currently unpainted are two trays of Death Knights and two trays of archers.

PaleLegion_AllPainted.jpg

A shot over one of the embedded Carrion Lancers.

PaleLegion_CarrionLancer.jpg

And finally the general, Ardus' Ix'Erebus, in the midst of his troops.

PaleLegion_Ardus.jpg

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