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Blog Jase-0's Seraphon Fun (Armies on Parade 24th May 18)

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by djmothra, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. djmothra
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    Hi, I'm new around here, but am a regular contributor to Yaktribe and Terragenesis - I recognize a few user names here.

    So, I completed a Commission build - and although I don't charge for them, I ask for something hobby related and I got a Start Collecting Seraphon Box! (I let the guy choose either Seraphon, Nurgle or Ad Mech) My son thinks its for him though because Dinosaurs (Dine-Saur Rawrrr)

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    I have a few questions about the SC box - Yes, I have read the other threads about getting the most out of the box...but am I missing something? On the knight sprues there are some extra snakes that could easily be made into a unit of Jungle Swarms (2 bases, with 2 snakes on each base) Also, what size base do Swarms usually go onto?
    Also, If I make the Troglodon so It looks like it is coming out of the water - wouldn't I have to add the Skink priest onto the back anyway instead of separate?

    Whilst getting excited about the Seraphon box I found 14 Skinks still on the sprues - no idea where other 10 are... So, was thinking about a normal 10 skink squad with blowpipes and shields. with 4 left, make 3 handlers then raid my sons dinosaurs to make a salamander (what size base here? I think I have read the same as a Knight) This will leave 1 left over. My next purchase will be a Skink Box which is 24. So another 20 Skinks with 1+4 left over to convert into 5 Chameleons using the ideas and tips here.

    Anyway, I'll leave you with some Jungle scenery that I have been putting together for my FLGS and my own tables.

    Some easy Corrugated card Ruins.

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    A ruined 40k inspired building and some walls

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    A larger 40k inspired building

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    C&Cs welcome and appreciated.
     
  2. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard, to answer the questions about the SC box.

    Jungle swarms are no longer a thing in Age of Sigmar

    The Skink priest can be magnitized to fit on the troglodon or a base that way you have a skink priest on foot or a Oracle for the Trog.

    Salamander same size base as a knight for AOS

    Nice scenery ;)
     
  3. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Welcome!
    Nice stuff there, I like the overgrown ruins a lot.
     
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  4. Warden
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    Good to know, welcome aboard! Your terrain work is stunning, looking forward to your Lizardmen project.

    So sad about the jungle swarms :argh: but that is exactly what I used the extra snakes for when I made mine.

    I agree, magnetizing the skink onto the troglodon is the way to go so that you can use it for both.
     
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  5. djmothra
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    Shame about Jungle Swarms no longer being in the book (I don't have my book yet) - but they are still included in the Seraphon list on Battlescribe...and seeing as I don't play in competitions I'll make them anyway for friendly and narrative games :) I was thinking either a Knight Oval base or a 40mm Round base for them - any other ideas or suggestions?

    Here is a quick 40kish building that I knocked up one morning whilst my students were doing something else :)

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    I had also been working on some Desert Islands for use with Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago - they are nearly done here.

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    C&Cs welcome and appreciated.
     
  6. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    I used Knight bases for my Jungle Swarms.
     
  7. djmothra
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    Finished my Islands

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    @Aginor Thanks, the Oval Knight base was my main preference.
     
  8. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Dang!!!!!!

    Provide us a link to the plants used I'm going to make some of this terrain.
     
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  9. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Very lush, well done!
     
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  10. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    Those look fantastic. I love all the variation.
     
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  11. djmothra
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    @Crowsfoot I have no link sadly, I buy these plants from a Stationary Shop near to my Work (A High School) they look like this when bought though.

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    Update time - Found a lot of Insulation Foam by the side of the road - which is rare to find here in Vietnam...most was broken, but I asked the builders If I could have it. Most is being saved for a future project, but with some smaller offcuts I decided to make a Pyramid.

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    It's 8" along each side at the bottom.

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    Added a few steps.

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    Quick and easy paint job along with some random bit of scatter that I had floating around and a bit of repurposed Frostgrave scenery - was a Fountain.

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    Close up of the Pool - made with Silicon sealer - I agitated it to make it look like it is bubbling or boiling - looks pretty good.

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    C&Cs welcome and appreciated.
     
  12. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Very nice work!
     
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  13. tom ndege
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    Nice!
     
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  14. Warden
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    The pyramid and the bubbling water looks great, as do the archipelago pieces!

    Did you get the leaves for the trees from there too or were those custom made?
     
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  15. djmothra
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    @Warden the leaves of the Palm trees were just cut from paper.

    Ok...some actual Minis!!! There is a competition on another forum to make a pet for your gang or warband (or army ;) ) so I decided to make a Salamander with 3 handlers.

    This is a Toy Dinosaur that I "borrowed" from my son (I bought him a bigger one to replace it!) which will become my Salamander - I know it doesn't look exactly the same, but it is the right size for the Oval base (that is cut from EPVC)

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    The bases painted up along with plants and some real roots (I sealed them first) to give them a swampy feel. 3 of the bases are the Handlers and 1 is for a Chameleon conversion test.

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    3 handler Conversions - the javelins shafts have been replaced with slightly thicker and longer bits of Styrene rod. The Chameleon has had the fin and tail removed and Eyes and tail added.

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    Posing in front of a waterfall - I'll post up pics of that in the future!

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    Peek-A-Boo! I can see you :)

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    A last pose shot.

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    Paint was simple - White prime. Temple Guard Blue scales. Yellow Eyes. Green and black weapons. All over Coelia shade wash and a white drybrush to finish. Easy for the rank and file.

    C&Cs welcome and appreciated! :)
     
  16. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Those Skinks look pretty impressive! I am also a fan of drybrushing, it is a great technique for the rank and file quality.
    ...and even for more actually, I like to use it even for character models as I suck in fine edge highlighting. :D
     
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  17. djmothra
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    My more grander piece as an Armies on parade Practise - A Waterfall!

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    10 Skinks based similar to my Handlers

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    "Coriander" the Salamander and her Coaxers (Handlers)

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    Armies on Parade test.

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    C&Cs welcome and appreciated
     
  18. Lord-Marcus
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    Technically you could use the jungle swarms in kings of war
     
  19. Warden
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    :wideyed::wideyed:

    :wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed:

    :wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed:


    :wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed: :: overload:: :hungover:

    Your work is amazing. So much inspiration in here, please continue to post more pictures!

    I love how it all works so well together, from the waterfall to the purple jungle plants to accent the bases! Amazing work! :vulcan:
     
  20. Lord-Marcus
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    Can I just say wardens reaction was top quality
     
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