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POLL: Who Should Be The Dwarven Hang-Glider Finalists?


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
BCantwell
72
13%
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Brandu
27
5%
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Cmdr G
67
12%
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comicbkguy
57
10%
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Cowboy
16
3%
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Dentatus
32
6%
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Jana Wang
50
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kenohhkc
31
6%
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Lostcty
22
4%
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Lyondri
54
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PoetViking
49
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Prophet
49
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Rebound
27
5%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Now it's time for your vote to determine which contestants in the Dwarven Hang-Glider Painting Contest advance to the final round... and which do not.

BCantwell

I plan to go with the late 19th century glider look of wood and canvas. The vertical bar at the front of the frame offers a really nice opportunity to add a bunch of rigging lines for that turn-of-the-century flier look. The pilot will get treated in warm colors to match the rest of the army. I typically use a lot of washes and drybrushes, so should be able to bring out the detail on the wood very nicely. I'm also a firm believer that proper basing goes a long way toward making a model really look good and I'll likely base the figure on a nice base with some detailing, retaining the clear support post.

Dwarf fighter

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Brandu

“Allo Sur, and what would ye be liking to look at in our ‘umble workshop this fine day? We’ve got a wonderful Hell-Spitter that’s recently been rebuilt and washed out. It’s a mite good price too Sur. A Bat, Sur? Are you being for sure? No Sur, I mean Yes Sur, we’s gots Bats Sur. We at 'YARG' (Young Artisans Research Group, a subsidiary of the Craftsmans Guild) specializes in Bats Sur. We wuz the innovators of the Bats Sur. Oh… of course you be knowing that Sur. We’s gots Ramming-Thorn Bats… No Sur, they don’t have a long lifespan. We’s gots Blunderbus Bats, but I must be saying that the reloading is not the most bestest. Ahhh… a Flamethrower, Sur. That’s one of our most popular models. Now, what is your Clan’s colors Sur? Oh, it’s for our new service Sur. We be offering your choice of color schemes on Bats Sur. Except for the Thorns of course, seeing as how they no last too long… Now, your colors Sur? Ahhh… Red, white and brown. Perfect Sur. May I be suggestin a simple scheme then? We’ll be leaven the wood frame a wood color. You know, a brown, Sur. No not just any brown, a nice rich brown, with the grain delicately picked out of course. We’ll be a leaven the wings a whitish color Sur, so that the stoopid orcs and whot-nots be thinking it’s a cloud, Sur. Then we’ll be using the red to ac-cen-tu-ate the whole thing Sur, The top half of the tail fin, the Pilot’s gloves helmet and boots, Sur. His clothes, Sur? I guess he’ll be a wearen whot you supply for ‘im… Oh. Of course Sur, we’ll be happy to supply a color coordinated jumpsuit as well Sur. The Weapon itself, Sur? It’ll have to be a metal colored metal as the heat from the flames’ll melt the paint off Sur, but we'll work up some color on the fuel tank Sur. You’ll be a happy Dwarf-lord with the Bat, Sur. Now, if you would be please going in to talk to the Master Craftsman to be setting up the payments Sur…” “Is he gone yet? He is? *Whew* Bloody good thing he finally left. My mouth was starting to hurt from all that peasant-speak. Oh well, one more sale and I move up to junior planning.”

Warlord Titan

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Cmdr G

I feel inspired by De Vinci's flying machines. the Wing fabric would be a natural cloth color, aged up like ships sails. The rear tail surface would get some color, perhaps a tricolor of blue-red-green. All the wood surfaces wood look good as an aged Mahogony or similar wood. the pilot, well I need to see him a bit better.

VOID BroodMaster

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comicbkguy

I would begin with the pilot. I think he should wear bright colors. Possibly reds and blues. But afterwards he would need to be detailed with blacks and greys to simulate scorch marks. He is riding next to a giant flamethrower after all. The flamethrower itself I would give a brass look and the adjoining sphere I would paint with a glass effect. This will allow you to see the fuel in the tank. As for the glider itself, it appears to me to actually be made of the wings of a giant bat. My first impression would be to paint it as such. Mostly browns. But I would expect the daredevil pilot to have done some customization, so I would add markings or personalized artwork in brighter colors.

Hill Troll

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Cowboy

Well I would paint the frame a wooden colour, the canvas a pale blueish color, to match the sky...although no True Dwarf would really try to hide, and as this is a Character sort of model, the pilot himself/herself? could look a bit more flamboyant...

Shia Khan troopers

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Dentatus

Well now it seems to me the Dwarves would reference off some subterranian pyrotechnic menace that flaps in the darkness of their caverns and mines. A Dragon Bat perhaps? Therefore, I suggest the standard slimy 'bat wing' coloration, with the custom racing flame motif licking the top & bottom. (Yes it makes it go faster AND look scarier)

Butcher of Khardov

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Jana Wang

When I see this miniature I see Leonardo da Vinci meeting the Red Baron. The piece has an old-world feel with the realistic looking bat wings, the flamethrower brings it just barely into the modern age. In keeping with the current color scheme of the already painted army and the old fashioned feel I would use earth tones and natural colors on the frame of the glider and most of the components. But the pilot, this is a fellow less suited to bland color, he is a daredevil, flambouyant and just crazy enough to fly this contraption, so his clothing would reflect a little more personality. Likewise, this is his aircraft, and the flying machine has a personality of its own, to be detailed in the tail art on the back.

sample photo

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kenohhkc

To date the army has been painted pretty traditionally. So I think you could go two ways. Option One: Traditional - Use canvas wings(cream with inks and so on)with a dwarf family icon or symbol on the wings and tail like a normal aircraft. Use the predominant color of the army/clan on the airframe to tie the glider to the rest of the army. I also see the dwarfs doing the gliding to be somewhat crazy or daredevils and flamboyant. So I would use dress them in colors reminiscent of the early aeronauts of the 20th century. Option Two: You could really have some fun with it and paint it like any one of the fantasic color schemes of the German Air Corps in WWI. Otions there are the obvious Red Baron Scheme, The Yellow and White bright scheme, and of course the german lozenge scheme. Then paint the pilot in all black leather, and maybe put a picklehaub on his head. I think on both you could add wire for rigging, and some bombs made from barrels or buckets. Thats it.

Skate Punks and innocents

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Lostcty

The Bat has potential to be the centerpiece of the army, so the paint job needs to catch the eye. On the other hand the rest of the army uses more realistic colors. If the Bat is too bright, it'll stick out like a sore ... whatever. The key, I think, is to pick one or two vivid colors, perhaps deep red and golden yellow, for the large fields of the model. Carefully highlighted, these colors will catch the eye but not be garish. The rest of the model would be painted realistically in earthen tones and metalics, with extra care given to the pilot. Runes and other markings round out the design.

Winged Kroxi

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Lyondri

When I watch the Dwarven Hang-Glider, I can't help thinking at the first aircrafts of the World War I and - of course ? - at the famous von Richthofen's Flying Circus. I have now no precise colour scheme but I would paint the Hang-Glider with this idea in mind : one, two or may be three (maximum) bright colours and some dwarven runes replacing the black iron cross. May be I could then call my Hang-Glider, the Flame Baron? :-)

25mm XVIII Dynasty war chariot

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PoetViking

The rest of the Dwarven army uses 'natural' colors for the units -- browns for leather, grey clothing, etc. A more flamboyant (and slightly crazed) Dwarf will take to the skies to turn enemies into barbeque, so the Bat needs brighter colors. The major source of color will be the 'skin' of the wings and tail. The wings will be yellow in the front, fading to a bright red at the trailing edges. Runes will run along the trailing edge of both wings, possibly even the tail (registration markings). The pilot needs a blonde beard and blonde hair. The frame of the Bat will be a dark brown higlighted with a yellowy brown to bring out any wood grain sculpted in, or to suggest it if it isn't there. Metal bits will be silver washed with Payne's grey - bits of cool colors to contrast with the brightness of the rest of the machine. The flame barrel will show scroching from the flames. The pilot will be dressed in darker colors -- I'm thinking something close to black. It needs a better stand! Keep the clear stem, but I will make a hex base with a bit of terrain on it. It'll look nicer!

Warmaster Chaos General and Chaos Sorceror

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Prophet

Looking through the existing dwarf units in the army, there isn't really much in the way of a coherent color scheme. I think the best way to go on the figure would be with ruddy, earthy colors that really sum up the archetypical dwarven nature we all know and love. I imagine the glider itself would be a thick leathery material painted a dark bone color or perhaps with a hint of orange to add a little color. I'd drill out the barrel and give it a scorched look. It's hard to tell much about the pilot, but his beard would definitely not be gray. I can't imagine a flame thrower hang glider pilot living long enough to reach grayness!

Converted Space Marine

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Rebound

I would go with a base Blue og Rey color for the wings and a dark wood look for the frame. You have to be pretty crazy to fly one, so I would go with a slightly wild look to the pilot. I would add a number onto the frame for identification [or just a Dwarf rune]. I look forward to painting one of these little buggers.

Warmaster Dwarf General

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