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post #81 of 90 (permalink) Old 05-18-09, 05:25 PM
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Wow mate, those look really good. Wasnt too sure about the skin colour to begin with but i lost my douts. Dragon is good as well and i agree with Squeek, a lance on a large mount always looks good. Good luck with the rest mate

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I meant a plastic spear of some sort for the model so that it could be used as a lance or spear, not to take a spear and a lance, sorry for the confusion! I wouldn't want to say what is best though as I am no Druchii player!

Back to the topic at hand, I think lances and spears on large mounts can look quite good just held at the carry (i.e. resting their arm at their side with the lance pointing upwards) a nice pennant on the lance could look quite groovy too.
It's a definite 'to do'. I'm scouring the net for optimum dragon builds which should influence my decision a little. Am I right in thinking if I carry a mundane lance, I couldn't use it anyway if I had a magic weapon?

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Wow mate, those look really good. Wasnt too sure about the skin colour to begin with but i lost my douts. Dragon is good as well and i agree with Squeek, a lance on a large mount always looks good. Good luck with the rest mate
Cheers. I've decided a need to feature a lance/spear for modelling reasons in any case, but I think the shield needs to go. It's very large, takes a lot away from the model. I have spare Cold One Knight shields so we'll see...

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It's a definite 'to do'. I'm scouring the net for optimum dragon builds which should influence my decision a little. Am I right in thinking if I carry a mundane lance, I couldn't use it anyway if I had a magic weapon?

Cheers. I've decided a need to feature a lance/spear for modelling reasons in any case, but I think the shield needs to go. It's very large, takes a lot away from the model. I have spare Cold One Knight shields so we'll see...
About mundane lance vs magical weapon youre right, you cant use the lance in that case. Maybe consider magnetizing the right arm on him?
Tbh I think the sword looks really good on him. I like the shield too, sure it looks big from the shieldside but then again its supposed to protect him and cant be too small either, right? It looks very DEish which helps showing its a DEmodel

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The shield is from the old Cold One Knights. I like it too, it's got big claws on it etc. It's no bigger than the shields for the High Elfs supplied in the box. I do think I'd have better painting opportunities with a newer Cold One Knight shield though. I'll have a play.

With regards the sword; I much prefer it, though I should perhaps try the lance arm and get some opinions. Magnets could work, but I'd need some smaller magnets. Not entirely sure on the fit of the arms due to the Sea Dragon Cloak so the magnets may not look as good as a fixed arm which is a concern.

All good fun, thanks for the suggestions guys.

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You just gave me all the ideas I need for my DE dragonlord thanks!!

Looking good so far any Syph. The head looks very good, although for a model like that I would think a plume or hair coming from the helmet would look very good. Might add some more character to it. Chains are great, I was going to do that but have the warrior skull banner pieces hanging from them too...

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That Dragonlord is bad ass Syph! Can't wait to see it painted up.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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Well, life got very busy in 2009. I got married, had another kid, promotion (a few times) etc. The school I currently work at is starting a Warhammer club, which got me thinking... Then I tidied my shed and, well, I couldn't resist...

I've got well into the End Times/Age of Sigmar story and even enjoyed (you read that right) a game of AoS!

I've not yet had the bottle to paint, but I have slowly picked up bits and pieces. I've assembled another unit of Cold One Knights (pics later) and began work on a few conversions with bits I'd forgotten I had.

I've made -
  • 5x CoKs - the Dread Knight having some small conversions to act as a Dreadlord on a Cold One if needs be.
  • Repaired, greenstuff'd and based my ancient Hydra (the new model though... must not buy...)
  • Finished Malus Darkblade - sorted his sword, greenstuff'd Spite's head, added a greenstuff Sea Dragon Cloak
  • Made a Battle Standard Bearer - he's on a Cold One but for rules sake will have to work like a horse. He could also just be a Dreadlord
  • Worked on my Dragon. Made a raised saddle from greenstuff, began a banner pole, pinned his shield arm. BUT - I still can't decide between sword (6 attacks, +3 to hit, +4 wound IIRC) vs lance (3 attacks, +3 hit, +3 wound, -1 rend and 2 damage on charge)!

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Sword?


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Lords - Sorceress (abandoning the winged idea - would have to act as Morathi rules wise), Dreadknight/Dreadlord, Malus, BSB


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Dreadknight/Lord's cloak. BONUS POINTS - where is his head from, and the bladed 'crown' on the Cold One?

Going to assemble my Black Guard (20 inc Command) and Corsairs (20 inc Command, going for the handbows too, all piratey!)

Main question, still, sword or lance?

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Great to see you're back Syph! And your Dark Elves are still lovely as always!
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That is some thread necromancy nagash would blanch at. Welcome back!

Dragon is looking great.
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Been on holiday just after posting. Might have an update tomorrow if I make some progress tonight. I've worked a little more on the dragon - some adornments to the armour on the legs to make it more Druchii. Thinking of using more Scupley to mould the Dark Elf skull motifs on the Cold Ones and the Corsairs that I can greenstuff over and over where needed.

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