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1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:46 pm
by gaz
I mentioned some plans on another thread for doing some skirmish gaming set in Michael Moorcock's Young Kingdoms. I can't afford the GW minis so I have decided to use some of the recently released 1/72 plastic sets. Moorcock left a lot to the reader's imagination when it came to describing his worlds, so why not?
Here are some of my proposed Young Kingdom's heroes:

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As for Pan Tangian baddies, I think these "Cimmerians" fit the bill:

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I need to get painting now and see if I can turn these into decent gaming pieces. More here: https://ancientsgamer.tumblr.com/

Re: 1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:58 pm
by Etranger
They look most suitable!

Re: 1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:55 pm
by Kreoseus
Very nice

Re: 1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:51 pm
by bangorstu
Which manufacturer is that?

Re: 1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:34 am
by gaz
The grey plastic ones in the first pic are from the Caesar Adventurers kit. This set also contains a very Orlando Bloom-ish elf and and an Ian McKellen look-alike wizard: http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/ShowFeature.aspx?id=39
Plastic in this set is relatively hard and has very little flash.

The ones in orange plastic are from the Dark Alliance Cimmerians set. Nice detail on these, but the plastic is a little softer and they have more flash to deal with.

Painting the adventurers at present. Will report progress soon....

Re: 1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:46 pm
by gaz
WARNING: Avoid using cheap spray paint from euro shops that give a semi-gloss finish as your primer.

That's my lesson for this week. I soldiered on with the paint job, despite my cheap primer giving a semi-gloss finish, thinking that a few layers of matt paint and matt varnish would cover that gloss sheen forever. How wrong I was. Several coats of Army painter Anti-shine later and there is still a gloss sheen coming through! It's not too bad, but you can still see a hint of a shine in my photos below.

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Anyway, that's my adventurers done. On to the hairy Pan Tangians next. Who will be matt.

Re: 1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:45 am
by Etranger
I've had similarly 'interesting' experiences with cheap primer, in my case with it lifting after a week, when I used enamels as a basecoat. That doesn't happen with the good stuff!

They've turned out very well though. I actually find that the slight sheen tends to 'lift' the highlights in the smaller scales, so I don't mind it, so long as they're not full gloss.

Re: 1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:20 am
by Kreoseus
Dealz matt black is fine, €1.50 a can

Phil

Re: 1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:08 pm
by gaz
Hope the paint stays on. Cheap primers are usually OK. Got this one from "Mr Price" - avoid!

Re: 1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:18 pm
by Kreoseus
Dealz in Blanch usually have the matt black, never had a problem with it.

Re: 1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:42 pm
by gaz
My warriors of Pan Tang have thankfully turned out less shiny. I think these models are suitably hirsute and nasty looking.

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I wasn't planning on doing any of Moorcock's characters, but couldn't resist doing Gaynor the damned. Thought this guy from the Caesar adventurers kit would fit the bill:

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I've now been distracted by some Conquest games Norman knights, but I'll get back to my little 1/72 buddies anon...

https://ancientsgamer.tumblr.com/

Re: 1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:57 pm
by Kreoseus
They are lovely

Well done

Phil

Re: 1/72 Moorcock

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:57 pm
by Kreoseus
They are lovely

Well done

Phil