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Burgermiester Miesterburger25 Oct 2021 5:41 p.m. PST

FDN printed TytanTroll Orcs at 125%.
Based on normal scale Kings of War sized bases.
For KOW, the 3 Riders are 5 cavalry (125mm x 50mm),
each of the 3 Spears are 10 spearmen (100mm x 40mm),
the 2 Archers are 10 archers (100mm x 40mm),
the 5 Wolves are 10 cavalry (125mm x 100mm),
and the Warmaster is leader (40mm x 40mm), which is not a KOW thing.
I plan to try several rule sets, once I complete another small army. Hostile Realms is at the top of the list.

This album pages to the left for units, right for a group shot.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2021 3:48 p.m. PST

They look great, but I thought they would look so much better with a dark wash… Then I saw the layer lines. Any wash, or dry brush, would augment the layer lines.

Have you visited Fat Dragon Games YouTube channel for ideas on how to smooth out the layer lines? The owner of the channel also owns FDG. He has a lot of ideas on how to get the best resolution out of FDM printers. There are other YouTube videos on the same topic.

I would recommend going with a resin printer, though, as the resolution is much easier to work with.

Your painting is a solid block painting. If it weren't for the layer lines, an application of The Dip Technique would really make these figures look fantastic. Don't mean to be a downer, just being honest. The base structure, and painting, are fine. The layer lines will keep you from bringing these to a really nice looking finish. Cheers!

Burgermiester Miesterburger26 Oct 2021 5:29 p.m. PST

Thanks for the advice. I looked at resin when I was choosing printers, but all the hazmat concerns made me go with FDM.

I don't mind the lines or the low-res. I bumped up the scale to help the printers make the figures more reliably. I enjoy the larger miniatures, and painting fewer is a bonus, since I am interested in so many armies.

Also, the low-res matches my painting skills/interest! I have found that painting for representation rather than simulation more fun for me.

Thanks for the comments! Dark Elves are in the works!

p.s. my wife said the same thing about the dark wash!

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