Scratchbuilt/skulpted forrest spirits [08.07.2009]

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Scratchbuilt/skulpted forrest spirits [08.07.2009]

Postby Mr.X » 16 Jun 2009, 11:32

Hello Asrai.

I have started collecting wood elves couple of years ago but haven't got much done yet. But now I am trying to finish my army. So I decided to join your board to get some inspiration and maybe share something to you. :) And now I have been working on scratchin forrest spirits to my army. I really don't like treekin or treeman models. They are small and pretty ugly and most of all they are expensive too. So I decided to save lot of money and make them myself. Here is first treekin I made and my W.I.P. treeman.

C&C are more than welcome. =)


Treekin:
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Better and bigger pictures:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/Xenon-/009.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/Xenon-/006.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/Xenon-/005.jpg


W.I.P. Treeman:

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Size comparison with VC skeleton:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/Xenon-/008-1.jpg
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits

Postby liesmith » 16 Jun 2009, 12:12

Awww! I think they're cute ;)

I like them both a lot; a very different take on both units. They have a sort of old-school, Jim Henson feel to them I think.
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits

Postby yeps » 16 Jun 2009, 18:29

Just curious, why does the treekin have a purple beak? Aside from that, I really like the models, good work.
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits

Postby ArchMagosAlchemys » 16 Jun 2009, 18:43

Welcome. Nice models.

Why don't you go over to the Glade of Gathering and fill out the Interrogation Form and introduce yourself properly.

And why shouldn't a treekin's beak be purple?
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits

Postby liesmith » 16 Jun 2009, 19:18

Treekin are dead trees reanimated by forest spirits; maybe one of those spirits opted to manifest itself with a large purple beak to pluck out the eyes of invaders and despoilers.

It's what I might do, were I a forest spirit. That or pilfer from AMA until he concedes in our battle in the tourney ;) :p
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits

Postby Mr.X » 16 Jun 2009, 19:53

Thank you for positive feedback. It is nice to hear you like them. :)

yeps wrote:Just curious, why does the treekin have a purple beak? Aside from that, I really like the models, good work.


Hehe, good question.. Purple is theme colour of my army so thats why it is purple. but beak itself.. Well I am not master sculptor but I hope you can live with it. :P

ArchMagosAlchemys wrote:Welcome. Nice models.

Why don't you go over to the Glade of Gathering and fill out the Interrogation Form and introduce yourself properly.

And why shouldn't a treekin's beak be purple?


Thank you sir.

Yes I just made introducing post. :) Go and read it out if you like.
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits

Postby Craig » 16 Jun 2009, 20:24

yeps wrote:Just curious, why does the treekin have a purple beak? Aside from that, I really like the models, good work.


A better question would be why he has a beak at all :roll:.
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits

Postby Mr.X » 16 Jun 2009, 21:13

Craig wrote:
yeps wrote:Just curious, why does the treekin have a purple beak? Aside from that, I really like the models, good work.


A better question would be why he has a beak at all :roll:.


Well I tought it is sort of manifestation of some birds spirit or something. :P So that the spirit has taken over the three. Why do you ask such a questions? :P You should be asking: Why does that three has legs? Or why does that three has arms? How three can move? Or even march and hack the crap out of everyone? :o Those things seem to be fine to you but if it has bead, it is the weirdest thing in the world. :P
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits

Postby liesmith » 16 Jun 2009, 21:19

Well, Mr. X, I think it's original and enjoyable. Do you have more treekin to go along with it?
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits

Postby Mr.X » 16 Jun 2009, 21:25

liesmith wrote:Well, Mr. X, I think it's original and enjoyable. Do you have more treekin to go along with it?


Thank you liesmith.

Yes actually I do have. I was just about to post a picture of a second invidual. I have total of four of them. And now I am currently working on a third. But here is second one. I am not so satisfied with the painting with this as with the first but it'll do. Still need to paint two more.

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http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/Xenon-/004.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/Xenon-/003.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/Xenon-/005-1.jpg
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits

Postby Mr.X » 22 Jun 2009, 11:30

Ok here is third treekin. Red one this time. :) One more to go.

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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [22.06.2009]

Postby Sethayla » 22 Jun 2009, 20:59

Very, very nice work! I love the color of the red treekin! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [22.06.2009]

Postby Mr.X » 23 Jun 2009, 16:34

Sethayla wrote:Very, very nice work! I love the color of the red treekin! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

-Seth


Thank you Seth. Fourth is now in progress. I hope I can finish it tomorrow and take group picture. :)
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [22.06.2009]

Postby Beithir Seun » 23 Jun 2009, 16:37

These are some fantastic models Mr. X! I think the red one is definitely my favourite :smirk:
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [22.06.2009]

Postby Mr.X » 24 Jun 2009, 17:09

Beithir Seun wrote:These are some fantastic models Mr. X! I think the red one is definitely my favourite :smirk:


Thank you Beithir. :)

Fourth is almost finished, altough painting looks like sheit.. =/ But I won't be painting it again. Got so much to do anyway. It will do in regiment. :P
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [24.06.2009]

Postby Mr.X » 24 Jun 2009, 20:37

Ok here is the fourth one. Got it finally done. It turned out to be better than I expected but I still don't like it that much.

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And here is group shot of all of four together.

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Now it is time to paint threeman.
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [24.06.2009]

Postby Sethayla » 25 Jun 2009, 19:45

Love the look of the unit together :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :sexy:

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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [24.06.2009]

Postby Mr.X » 26 Jun 2009, 20:57

Sethayla wrote:Love the look of the unit together :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :sexy:

-Seth


Thanks Seth. :)

Hey guys tell me what you think about these. Comments. =)
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [24.06.2009]

Postby liesmith » 26 Jun 2009, 21:03

I like them! Very imposing unit; they must look great on the field. Definitely fit the strength 5 toughness 5 stat line, too.
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [24.06.2009]

Postby Drizzt1337 » 26 Jun 2009, 21:06

very nice collection :p
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [24.06.2009]

Postby Botanist Bill » 26 Jun 2009, 22:02

Certainly do like vengeful spirits of the forest to me. I think the one with the beak is my favorite, but then again he has an owl perched on him, and everyone knows owls make everything better. I'd say that for scratch-built models, they look exceptional, especially as a group. The only thing I might say could be worked on is the third one's head, which seems little out of place on the model. I think with some quick blending around the edges you could fix that.
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [24.06.2009]

Postby Mr.X » 27 Jun 2009, 08:50

Thank you everyone. :)

Drizzt1337 wrote:very nice collection :p


Gotta catch 'em all! =P

Botanist Bill wrote:Certainly do like vengeful spirits of the forest to me. I think the one with the beak is my favorite, but then again he has an owl perched on him, and everyone knows owls make everything better. I'd say that for scratch-built models, they look exceptional, especially as a group. The only thing I might say could be worked on is the third one's head, which seems little out of place on the model. I think with some quick blending around the edges you could fix that.


Yeah third kins head could be better. Didn't even notice it. :o Thank you for telling. :D
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [06.07.2009]

Postby Mr.X » 06 Jul 2009, 15:43

And here we go. Threeman is finally done..

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And family picture. :P Everyone happily together.

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Now all done. :) More shall be done later. :)
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [06.07.2009]

Postby hawkeyed » 07 Jul 2009, 05:14

again, i've noticed, the treeman eithert:
A. has a large nose, or
B. has a beak

if the second is true, then you might have a fettish for the beaked trees my friend.
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Re: Scratchbuilt forrest spirits [06.07.2009]

Postby Mr.X » 07 Jul 2009, 10:59

hawkeyed wrote:again, i've noticed, the treeman eithert:
A. has a large nose, or
B. has a beak

if the second is true, then you might have a fettish for the beaked trees my friend.


A. is correct answer. And whats bad with trees with beaks? Even it would be beak(which it isn't) it would be just 2 out of 5 anyway. :D Can you call it fettish? I don't think so. Oh yes theres a two birds in back of treeman and they both have beaks, oh noes! 1 beaked treeking + 2 owls with beaks + one bird with beak = that makes 4 beaks in five models.

And how about? When you look at first and second treekin and their claws closely, they look exactly like looong beaks. First kin so has 5 beaks, second one 6 beaks and then 2 for owl and 1 for bird.. So that makes grand total of 14 beaks! Godamn I think I must have fettish.. Anyone can spot more beaks?

But at least I am not alone.. Having dragon avatar, dragon and a egg of a dragon and "My dragon needs friends" in as signature must be some fettish for sure.. :paranoid:
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