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Author:  JaM [ Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:56 am ]
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They are quite scary. I like them!
Maybe adding 'lips' will make them more toady/froggy? If needed?

The froxigor is too genestealer for me though. Maybe a ratogre's body as a base? less boney, more muscles.

Cant wait to see them painted. :D

Author:  nazgob [ Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:57 pm ]
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I just read the first post...what did I do?

The minis look excellent by the way.

Author:  spubbbba [ Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:55 pm ]
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nazgob wrote:
I just read the first post...what did I do?


Didn't you paint up an Undead team for the NAF GT first prize 5 or 6 years back?

I've finished making all the linemen now and under-coated them as well, the catchers and blitzers are coming along nicely as well.

I have a test model made from lots of spare bits so have been using test colour schemes on him.

The first has mid-green skin that I think will be useful for linemen. He has blue armour with white edging.
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The other has pale green skin which would be for catchers along whilst the 2nd had dark green which i would use for the blitzers. Both these have red armour with 1 having white edging and the other gold.

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Author:  nazgob [ Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:58 pm ]
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I've never painted a prize for the NAF. They're welcome to ask, but I'm not sure I'd want to follow this act. :-)

The closest I came were a couple of auctions for thrud.

Author:  Barney the Lurker [ Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:28 pm ]
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It was Nippy Longskar who painted the first NAFC team. I think that it was Undead, I kinda remember seeing the mummies wip

Author:  spubbbba [ Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:40 am ]
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nazgob wrote:
I've never painted a prize for the NAF. They're welcome to ask, but I'm not sure I'd want to follow this act. :-)

The closest I came were a couple of auctions for thrud.


Oops, sorry Nazgob.

Must have got my coaches who make cools teams and start with "N" mixed up. :oops:

Author:  Stig [ Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:30 am ]
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Looks awesome! I knew once painted up they'd look nothing like rotters. The stance is just right. I saw this really cool slann team with white bellies against the green skin, a bit more lizard-like than frog-like, but it really worked; could be an option to increase variety between positions.

Author:  spubbbba [ Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:01 pm ]
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Stig wrote:
I saw this really cool slann team with white bellies against the green skin, a bit more lizard-like than frog-like, but it really worked; could be an option to increase variety between positions.


That is a good idea, I had meant to look into that but had forgotten. So I’ve repainted the skin going back to the mid-green but this time added a pale belly by mixing increasing amounts of bone to the green base colour. I like this as it does break up the potentially flat green that would be dominate the model since even with the extra armour I have added they still have a lot of skin showing.

I had a look at real life frogs and many of these have pale bellies, though these go all the way up to their chest right up to the lower jaw. I will have to see which I like best.

I also changed the armour to yellow with black edging and silver metallic parts. I like this colour scheme with green skin but did already use it on a savage orc team I painted up last year.

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Author:  spubbbba [ Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:49 pm ]
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I have completed the first model now.

The mid-green skin ended up looking a bit sickly the first time I painted him and required a couple of washes and glazes to bring it back. I was intending on going to white edging and loin cloth but after the pale belly turned out so well I thought a white loin cloth would look too similar to it. Instead I went with yellow as it is a bright colour and along with black and red and colours the Slann like to use according to 3rd edition Warhammer armies.
I am debating adding war paint or tattoos but that might be a bit much.

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Author:  frogboy [ Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:26 pm ]
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The eyes looks much better now you brought the pupils closer together

Author:  Stig [ Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:42 pm ]
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They do look awesome, cant wait to see the team!

Author:  spubbbba [ Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:39 pm ]
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I have completed three more linefrogs. It was surprisingly difficult to get their skin to match the original model I had painted up, it took multiple washes and glazes until I finally got close. Some variation in skin tone is fine but my earlier attempts were too pale, dark or cold, it was finally when I remembered the yellow glaze that I got it right.

Painting chips on the armour also takes a long time to complete but it worth it for the effect. I have gone 1 stage further than normal and put chips in the actual numbers themselves.

With both the skin and armour taking so long to paint it makes me very glad I started this team now with months to go. I can now make a start on the other 4 linefrogs, hopefully getting the skin done before I forget again.

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To help me keep track of progress I am going to start marking the status of each batch of players.

    8 Linemen – 4 Painted & 4 undercoated
    4 Blitzers – 4 undercoated
    4 Catchers – 4 undercoated
    4 Kroxigor – assembled, needs more greenstuff work
    Quetzal Leap – assembled, needs more greenstuff work
    Lottabottol – in bits
    Display Base – not started

Author:  Saebelsultan [ Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:46 pm ]
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Beautiful!

Author:  phil78 [ Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:34 pm ]
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They look brilliant, I wasn't sure how they'd look based on the Nurgle figures but love them now.

Author:  spubbbba [ Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:59 pm ]
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I’ve finished all the linemen now so the basic team is half done.

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I am making pretty good progress, painting up the other normal models shouldn’t take too long as they are already undercoated and I have already started on the 4 catchers.
I do need to get a move on with finishing converting Lotta and the Krox though as they need quite a bit of work.

The plan is to finish the catchers by the end of Jan which would leave 3 months for the blitzers, krox, 2 stars and display base.

One thing I haven’t come up with yet is a design for the display base, as it stands I have thought of 3 possibilities so far.

1. A swampy jungle with NAF logo resembling a ruined temple, much like I did last year. The advantage of this is that is the easiest to do as I won’t have to remove the players from their bases. I can just glue the green flock or paint the resin used as water onto their bases.
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2. An astrogranite pitch, possibly with lots of cracked slabs and plants growing through them to represent it being ancient and in a jungle. For this I can either glue plasticard onto the bases or paint them and the cracks onto the base. The former will require I cut the models off their bases and then pin them back on later so is more time consuming. The pic below is one of my favourite teams and I would aim to do something like that display base but with more detritus on the pitch and damaged slabs with plants growing through.
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3. The final idea would be a pitch that is a huge lake with giant lily pads on it. The NAF logo would be on a large central pad and the rest of the pitch would have numerous smaller sized pads that could fit 1-3 players on them. This would look great for display, but the difficulty is that unless I make the models straddle 2 pads their bases will end up plain green. The pic below shows some of these in real life.
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