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harvestmouse



Joined: May 13, 2007

Post   Posted: Aug 26, 2018 - 08:55 Reply with quote Back to top

ramchop wrote:
PurpleChest wrote:
i believe in retro. Hobgobs were always orangish, and should be again.


There was a bit of discussion about this on discord. Can you dig up some official evidence that GW Hobgobs were ever actually orange? Or was Citadel "Hobgoblin Orange" for the clothes?


I definitely knew the answer to this.......I can't remember exactly now.

Hobgob orange was very orange........it definitely wasn't the base skin colour. Either clothing or a highlight or something.

PurpleChest wrote:

1st edition BB hobgobs shown to be orangeyyellowgreen.


I'm still backing 'swarthy olive'.

One idea would be to do home and away with different skin colours. Fluff backs up that goblinoids of the same race aren't always the sames skin tone. So you could go for the traditional green for home and a retro retro colour for the away.

Personally I think some of the new tones are better and more realistic......but not more accurate for the figure line they're replicating.
ramchop



Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Aug 26, 2018 - 09:30 Reply with quote Back to top

With the new skin tone:

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and on pitches
ramchop



Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Oct 13, 2018 - 21:27 Reply with quote Back to top

Dark Elves

A little while before tussock left us, he worked on the Dark Elf expansion. There is a problem with dark elves, in that sometimes it's a bit tricky to spot who has moved and who hasn't. The problem is worst in the rain. So tussock shined up the armour a bit:

left: tussock, right: current, top: unmoved, bottom: moved
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I think it's a clear improvement

Here's the full tussock set:
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And on pitches

Notes:
- the linemen expansion is a simple swapping around of the 2 varieties of helmet, armour, shoulder pads 2x2x2=8. There's one dude with two sets of shoulder pads, I quite like the effect of this.
- tussock went and had a look at the miniatures. Apparently the "flower" brooch is meant to be a skull. So he made it look more skull like. I don't think this works and bleeds a bit into the arm
-chest plate on armour variant 2 (e.g. blitzer #3), has possibly be shined up a bit too much. Could do with being a bit more like the other one)

Feedback please. I feel a bit reluctant tinkering with the work of others, rather than the straight expansion work I've done with the other races.

Next - Pro Elves
harvestmouse



Joined: May 13, 2007

Post   Posted: Oct 14, 2018 - 13:20 Reply with quote Back to top

Well what you do is what you do. However the bronze look I created has certainly been lost with the update. Might be better to go back to the original grey for home teams?
garyt1



Joined: Mar 12, 2011

Post   Posted: Oct 14, 2018 - 22:29 Reply with quote Back to top

Good touch on brightening up the unused players. Definitely an issue with some races. I was peering closely at my Pro Elves yesterday too.

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ramchop



Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Nov 03, 2018 - 19:25 Reply with quote Back to top

I've had a go at the pro elf linemen:

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Full Elf set on pitches HERE


Also, Balle2000 has taken on the solitary icon that got me started on this project (see OP), the human blitzer:

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Not too much to go to finish the expansion: human linos, helf linos, orc linos, dark elves, zons
ramchop



Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Nov 08, 2018 - 19:22 Reply with quote Back to top

det has come through with a nice expansion of the High Elf lineman set:

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and on pitches HERE

I think we'll knock off the remaining expansions before Christmas.
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