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Baranovich06 Mar 2018 1:15 p.m. PST

Just finished painting this unit. I really love GW's vintage stuff from the late 90s, particularly their dwarf metals. The miniatures always had lots of character and personality.

I bought these piecemeal off of Ebay to create a unit of 18 minis. including the command figures.

I used some of the Wargames Foundry color triages on these, particularly the flesh and clothing. I really like the Foundry system of using three layers of color to achieve highlighting and shading. It provides a great way to paint up units and armies fairly quickly without having to include washes. I have found however that with some of Foundry's triages the difference in tones doesn't provide enough contrast between layers, and you have to supplement them with a wash to get a better result.

I did NOT paint the banner! I don't have that level of talent! It's a color photocopy from Warhammer's old, old dwarf army book from 5th Edition. I simply copied and cut it out and glued it the banner staff. One thing I love about the older Warhammer army books was that they always included pages that had color banners that were to scale that you could copy and use.

Always appreciate it when I can have a banner that's instantly finished without having to spend days hand-painting one!

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Prince Rupert of the Rhine06 Mar 2018 2:14 p.m. PST

Very nicely done. They're not vintage though those are practically brand new these are vintage ;)

Timbo W06 Mar 2018 2:23 p.m. PST

Min' zabeir!

The Angry Piper Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2018 3:45 p.m. PST

Curse you, Baranovich! Now I want these, too!

Awesome job, as always. I agree with you about the old army books/codexes. It was nice to have banners you could photocopy and use. My Orcs and Goblins and Ultramarines benefitted from them way back when…

Prince Rupert…those are indeed vintage. Are they Marauder or Citadel?

Goober06 Mar 2018 5:51 p.m. PST

Those whippersnappers, Prince Rupert. I see your younglings and give you the original Regiment of Renown RR1 Bugmans Dwarven Rangers:

The originals were pre-slotta, so these chaps have been re-based.

Not my work, though I do still have a set of these knocking around somewhere. I think the originally came with just the officer and the troopers, and you had to buy the musician, standard bearer and Jorj, the one legged and one eyed champion, separately.

Centurio Prime06 Mar 2018 8:29 p.m. PST

Nice

Prince Rupert of the Rhine06 Mar 2018 11:24 p.m. PST

Goober@ grin

yeah the original pre-slotta RoR had 10 miniatures in a box (9 basic troopers and a random command figure) to get all of them you needed to buy 4 boxes giving you a regiment of 36 basic troopers and the four command. You rarely saw a complete RoR back in those days.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 1:04 p.m. PST

Plus lets not forget.

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I have the box set plus a few more. Just too bad that they can't use that brace of pistols that they have.

Baranovich09 Mar 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

@Mithmee,

Yeah those old, old Regiments of Renown were so awesome. Unfortunately the oldest GW stuff I could get at a price I could afford from Ebay were the late 90s rangers.

You do still see quite a few of the 1980s regimental boxed sets, but secondary market sellers are charging big dollars for them because they know how badly a lot of gamers want them.

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