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The Halfling Lord

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Skill 7
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You may remember these chaps from a few weeks ago.You may remember these chaps from a few weeks ago.
With their PVA soaked toilet Paper cloaksWith their PVA soaked toilet Paper cloaks
As I was painting this horde, keeping in mind this is about 20% of my Halflings I got burned out so painted the characters although I forgot to actually take pictures of themAs I was painting this horde, keeping in mind this is about 20% of my Halflings I got burned out so painted the characters although I forgot to actually take pictures of them
Here they are post Wash but before any of the Highlighting Here they are post Wash but before any of the Highlighting
I'll give these two some kind of Heater Shields when I get around to finishing the army but for now they make nice Captains/BodyguardsI'll give these two some kind of Heater Shields when I get around to finishing the army but for now they make nice Captains/Bodyguards
I went for a royal Purple for my General/Warlord/Prince/Leader. The Green is really the only colourful contrast I have but it worked well and fits the halflingsI went for a royal Purple for my General/Warlord/Prince/Leader. The Green is really the only colourful contrast I have but it worked well and fits the halflings
The Gambeson's were very easy and straightforward to paintThe Gambeson's were very easy and straightforward to paint
The Halfling Lord
The Halfling Lord
Best I could find for a group shot, that pole will have a banner on it at some point hopefully tomorrowBest I could find for a group shot, that pole will have a banner on it at some point hopefully tomorrow

The Earth Giant

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Skill 8
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Dry FitDry Fit
The Cloak was painted with Contrast to look like a living carpet of leavesThe Cloak was painted with Contrast to look like a living carpet of leaves
A Dark Brown undercoat for the Armour. I wanted to do the Earth Giant in Wooden Armour rather than Stone like the other two. A Dark Brown undercoat for the Armour. I wanted to do the Earth Giant in Wooden Armour rather than Stone like the other two.
Then a drybrush of a lighter Brown over the topThen a drybrush of a lighter Brown over the top
The Wood was given a wash of Snakebite LeatherThe Wood was given a wash of Snakebite Leather
The Cloth was given a double was of Aggaros Dunes. The Meta lwas painted in Retributor GoldThe Cloth was given a double was of Aggaros Dunes. The Meta lwas painted in Retributor Gold
I wanted the Sword to be wooden since it would look more unique. The Metal was also given the usual WashI wanted the Sword to be wooden since it would look more unique. The Metal was also given the usual Wash
The Horns were painted with a few contrasts trying to get a blending effectThe Horns were painted with a few contrasts trying to get a blending effect
Lloyd Shot. Pretty happy with the cloakLloyd Shot. Pretty happy with the cloak
The Earth GiantThe Earth Giant
The TrioThe Trio
Size ComparisonSize Comparison

The Fire Giant

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Skill 6
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The Giant is a The Giant is a "Fire Giant Jailor" from Reaper Bones
Dry Fit Assembly for referenceDry Fit Assembly for reference
The Armour was painted with Wild Rider Red. My idea for this Giant is that when in Combat he produces a lot of heat that radiates out from his armour and weaponsThe Armour was painted with Wild Rider Red. My idea for this Giant is that when in Combat he produces a lot of heat that radiates out from his armour and weapons
The Skin was painted Black and a rough drybrush of Black of was applied to the armourThe Skin was painted Black and a rough drybrush of Black of was applied to the armour
The Left is before the grey drybrush and the right afterThe Left is before the grey drybrush and the right after
Everything was given a very light white drybrushEverything was given a very light white drybrush
The Fire Giant
The Hammer before Mordant EarthThe Hammer before Mordant Earth
I wanted to simulate a kind of heat cracking stone effect so I put a layer of mordant earth over the Red HammerI wanted to simulate a kind of heat cracking stone effect so I put a layer of mordant earth over the Red Hammer
As usual for the Giants the Bronze was given a Nihilus Oxide wash. As usual for the Giants the Bronze was given a Nihilus Oxide wash.
Lloyd ShotLloyd Shot
There he is in all his Glory. Of all the giants I think I like him the most.There he is in all his Glory. Of all the giants I think I like him the most.

Halfling Cock Flingers

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Skill 7
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The Bolt Throwers were just some cheap RPG stuff that I found in my local Hobby Shop, spray with Wraithbone. I didn't like the original arrowheads they came with, far too warlike for Halflings so I put Cocks on them instead. You get  per box so I've got tonnes left over. In my Canon the Halfings make these to sell to humans basically as a joke, the humans put nice chickens all over the outside of their nice houses and the Halflings laugh at them putting cocks on things. So with thousands of these things in storage why not have some fun and fling them at the enemy? The skulls were also taken off.The Bolt Throwers were just some cheap RPG stuff that I found in my local Hobby Shop, spray with Wraithbone. I didn't like the original arrowheads they came with, far too warlike for Halflings so I put Cocks on them instead. You get per box so I've got tonnes left over. In my Canon the Halfings make these to sell to humans basically as a joke, the humans put nice chickens all over the outside of their nice houses and the Halflings laugh at them putting cocks on things. So with thousands of these things in storage why not have some fun and fling them at the enemy? The skulls were also taken off.
Then a wash of SnakebiteThen a wash of Snakebite
The Crew are just Pike and Polearm Halflings cut down. Then glue the Cock onThe Crew are just Pike and Polearm Halflings cut down. Then glue the Cock on
After the base colours were done it was time for a washAfter the base colours were done it was time for a wash
The Brass Trim was painted and the Flingers were good to goThe Brass Trim was painted and the Flingers were good to go
The Finished Product. This is what all 200ish Halflings will eventually look like. The Finished Product. This is what all 200ish Halflings will eventually look like.
The Bronze is a 50/50 Retributor Gold and Stormhost SilverThe Bronze is a 50/50 Retributor Gold and Stormhost Silver
Front ViewFront View
The Gang's all togetherThe Gang's all together

Halfling Lore Part II

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The Wizard Awakes

It was at this time that the Wizard awoke. He wasn’t alone either. It seems the spell that froze the Giants in Stone was only useful as long as the Wizard was in a Coma and as the ancient beings awoke panic spread through the whole Valley as every Halfling rushed to grab whatever they could to defend themselves while Humans and Dwarves stood ready to die for their friends.

The Halflings Aura however didn’t just work on Men and Dwarves but also on Giants, for a Thousand Years the Giants had been at the centre of every festival, party, marriage and birthday in all The Valley and even locked in their stone prisons the Halfling Aura had found it’s way into their hearts and had given them a fondness for the little fellows. It also helped that the bounty had long been over and there was no real point in killing the Halflings, also the food was very good.

The Halflings Venture Forth

With their home secured a group of Halflings, the Three Giants and the Wizard set out to help anyone they could in the chaos of the invasion of Orcs and Goblins. They successfully saved a few small human towns from raiding parties and even managed to save a Dwarf Outpost that hadn’t got the news and were caught off guard. Over time a few men and dwarves have joined the warband who wander around the Kingdoms of Men fighting Orcs and anything else that threatens the peace. While they mostly do this out of the goodness of their own hearts many a Halfling has joined the group to eat the world, to taste dished from the Far East and Distant West while more have joined up just to see if the enemy had any good loot to steal (and occasionally a few allies loot too).

The Halfings Are Famous!

While hardly a major player in the world many a town has a small statue of a Halfling in their town square to celebrate the arrival of this small band of heroes. It’s also true that many a barn door was mysteriously flung open in the dead of the night and a good chunk of the harvest disappeared but most farmers don’t get too furious after all they say, an Orc would have taken far more than just some food.

That's All Folks

And so the story continues, the Men are finally managing to halt the tide of Orcs and Goblins flowing into their lands and now just have to deal with the ones rampaging around already. Meanwhile the Halflings, lead by the Wizard and a few colourful Characters continue to wander around the world being very helpful, mildly unhelpful and always adding new types of food and recipe’s to their loot wagons.

My idea is to slowly create a Fantasy World that these guys can “live in” while I can “port” them into other settings like Kings of War or Warhammer Fantasy pretty easily, so I want to keep a roughly generic core of Halflings with my own twist on it that will make sense in other settings.

The Banner of the Halfling Warband, many a village has been saved by their arrival and many a field stripped bare as well.The Banner of the Halfling Warband, many a village has been saved by their arrival and many a field stripped bare as well.

The Banner

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Skill 5
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Now that I’ve got a Banner Bearer I need a Banner for him to um bear.

I’ll try and run you through my thought process as I went along, I’ll print it out tomorrow and see how it goes.

Ah the Classic Moot Banner, unfortunately I want to keep these guys generic and the Moot Banner ties them down too muchAh the Classic Moot Banner, unfortunately I want to keep these guys generic and the Moot Banner ties them down too much
I found this template which made life much easierI found this template which made life much easier
I eventually settled on a Cornucopia I eventually settled on a Cornucopia
As nice as the first one was I eventually chose this as my final design, I found it online somewhere rather than even try designing something like this myself.As nice as the first one was I eventually chose this as my final design, I found it online somewhere rather than even try designing something like this myself.
After a monumental task of manually cleaning up the background I had my design, ignore the white outline I decided to get rid of itAfter a monumental task of manually cleaning up the background I had my design, ignore the white outline I decided to get rid of it
I started out with a Green design but I changed itI started out with a Green design but I changed it
And there it is the Final Banner for my Halflings. I'll lay out a whole bunch on a piece of paper then get them printed tomorrowAnd there it is the Final Banner for my Halflings. I'll lay out a whole bunch on a piece of paper then get them printed tomorrow
Just a Reminder of the pole, it's a crosspiece style banner that will hang down, Just a Reminder of the pole, it's a crosspiece style banner that will hang down,

The Three Boxes

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Skill 6
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I recently teased thisI recently teased this
And here is most of the end results. I kept a single Sprue for an unboxing on my Youtube Channel which will just become another 5 SlingersAnd here is most of the end results. I kept a single Sprue for an unboxing on my Youtube Channel which will just become another 5 Slingers
Speaking of SlingersSpeaking of Slingers
This takes my Swordsmen up to 30. I wanted this unit to be slightly smaller than the others just to make them look a little more eliteThis takes my Swordsmen up to 30. I wanted this unit to be slightly smaller than the others just to make them look a little more elite
A mighty Phalanx complete with Unit Champion, Banner and MusicianA mighty Phalanx complete with Unit Champion, Banner and Musician
I wanted something easy, fluffy and funny so I went with Mickey Mouse Ears made from Frying PansI wanted something easy, fluffy and funny so I went with Mickey Mouse Ears made from Frying Pans
More Halberdiers in the same way. For 10 Man Wide units I want the front rank minus the Banner and Champion to be actively fighting so they got the two handed pose. Also for other games (like Saga for example) I prefer to have similar looking units and 8 men fits that nicelyMore Halberdiers in the same way. For 10 Man Wide units I want the front rank minus the Banner and Champion to be actively fighting so they got the two handed pose. Also for other games (like Saga for example) I prefer to have similar looking units and 8 men fits that nicely
Some Archers with another Commander. You can build twice as many archers as you can Pikes or Polearms (1 Pike and Polearm per Sprue and 2 Bows) so they get another Champion and Hornblower but no BannersSome Archers with another Commander. You can build twice as many archers as you can Pikes or Polearms (1 Pike and Polearm per Sprue and 2 Bows) so they get another Champion and Hornblower but no Banners
For Games where I need a Commander or a Command Base (Like Saga for example) I wanted to have a few tough looking elites to justify the usually boosted stats. So I made a General with two Knightly looking Bodyguards and an Army Banner which I'm going to make a Sabot Base for. I made the cloaks from the tissue I was using to wipe my brush, paint it with a PVA and Water mix then after the spray undercoat it should be fine.For Games where I need a Commander or a Command Base (Like Saga for example) I wanted to have a few tough looking elites to justify the usually boosted stats. So I made a General with two Knightly looking Bodyguards and an Army Banner which I'm going to make a Sabot Base for. I made the cloaks from the tissue I was using to wipe my brush, paint it with a PVA and Water mix then after the spray undercoat it should be fine.
What do you guys think?What do you guys think?
The Current Army, Notice the Giant being properly Giant next to the Halflings. This weekend I'll go out and pick up another two to complete the trioThe Current Army, Notice the Giant being properly Giant next to the Halflings. This weekend I'll go out and pick up another two to complete the trio
The Banner Pole was just a simple Pike Shaft attached to a Pike then a big blob of Gel Super glue was put on it and straight away dunked into water. It gives the impression of a lot of string holding it together which I like for these homely folk. Next entry will be some banner designs I'll be having a go at myself. If you have any ideas please let me know in the commentsThe Banner Pole was just a simple Pike Shaft attached to a Pike then a big blob of Gel Super glue was put on it and straight away dunked into water. It gives the impression of a lot of string holding it together which I like for these homely folk. Next entry will be some banner designs I'll be having a go at myself. If you have any ideas please let me know in the comments

The Actual Halflings

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Skill 10
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This is basically how the whole Army will lookThis is basically how the whole Army will look
Although as you can see here I have redone the weapons in bronze, They just need a washAlthough as you can see here I have redone the weapons in bronze, They just need a wash
The The "Elite" Troops dressed in a pseudo Roman Style. Fluff wise they're imitating the style of the best fighters of Antiquity
Here are some new additions. These were built and undercoated in storage but it felt good to get some paint on themHere are some new additions. These were built and undercoated in storage but it felt good to get some paint on them
And the RestAnd the Rest
Here you can see the Sleeves. The minis are great, just enough detail to look good but ot enough to make painting them a choreHere you can see the Sleeves. The minis are great, just enough detail to look good but ot enough to make painting them a chore
And then there's the newest additions but more on them tomorrowAnd then there's the newest additions but more on them tomorrow

The Wizaaaaard

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Skill 7
Idea 7
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Size ComparisonSize Comparison
Right Proper Wizaaaard-y. If anyone can think of a good name for him drop it in the comments belowRight Proper Wizaaaard-y. If anyone can think of a good name for him drop it in the comments below
He got a coat of Mechanicus Standard GreyHe got a coat of Mechanicus Standard Grey
And the Llyod ShotAnd the Llyod Shot
Then a Coat of Black Wash. For a mini this size I wanted to go for a wash rather than try to get away with just drybrushing.Then a Coat of Black Wash. For a mini this size I wanted to go for a wash rather than try to get away with just drybrushing.
The Wizaaaaard
Then a Light Coat of Celestria GreyThen a Light Coat of Celestria Grey
The Wizaaaaard
Then Pure WhiteThen Pure White
I'm very happy with this colour, the staff I'll do as a normal wooden staff but I can add colour with all the pouches and bags he carries.I'm very happy with this colour, the staff I'll do as a normal wooden staff but I can add colour with all the pouches and bags he carries.
Pure fear for the enemyPure fear for the enemy
What do you guys think for the colour of the What do you guys think for the colour of the "pony" (looks a lot more like a cow with a horse tail to me but that's what it says on the box.

The First Giant Part II

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Skill 7
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The Flesh was given a coat of Lothern BlueThe Flesh was given a coat of Lothern Blue
Then the Bronze was painted with Retributor GoldThen the Bronze was painted with Retributor Gold
My idea here is that the Giant wore armour made of Stone and Bronze since he is an Ice Giant and those two tings would be very easy for him to get made for himMy idea here is that the Giant wore armour made of Stone and Bronze since he is an Ice Giant and those two tings would be very easy for him to get made for him
The Armoured Cloak. It took me a long time to decide on what to do with this but I'm very happy with the resultThe Armoured Cloak. It took me a long time to decide on what to do with this but I'm very happy with the result
The Sword got the same treatment. I decided to keep the Blade stone because well, it's a giant it's not really interested in cutting you when he can just smash you with his big swordThe Sword got the same treatment. I decided to keep the Blade stone because well, it's a giant it's not really interested in cutting you when he can just smash you with his big sword
The Hair and Beard are the one thing I'm still not really sure on. If you've got any idea on what I could change let me know in the commentsThe Hair and Beard are the one thing I'm still not really sure on. If you've got any idea on what I could change let me know in the comments
The Bronze is rusted with GW Oxide Paint. I also used it to do the hair. It does look nice and icy but I'm still not sureThe Bronze is rusted with GW Oxide Paint. I also used it to do the hair. It does look nice and icy but I'm still not sure
I imagine when he first used it the sword was nice and shiny but after a few centuries left exposed to the elements the blade is in need of a bit of a polish. The Runes in the Blade also got a light layer to make them look a little magicalI imagine when he first used it the sword was nice and shiny but after a few centuries left exposed to the elements the blade is in need of a bit of a polish. The Runes in the Blade also got a light layer to make them look a little magical
The Cloak got the same treatment. Also the Skin got a Black Wash but it wasn't worth taking a picture.The Cloak got the same treatment. Also the Skin got a Black Wash but it wasn't worth taking a picture.
The Finished Frost Giant. I gave the skin a slightly lighter layer of Blue just to make the muscle stand outThe Finished Frost Giant. I gave the skin a slightly lighter layer of Blue just to make the muscle stand out
And the Llyod ShotAnd the Llyod Shot
Size comparison. I can't wait to see these three in an army of tiny HalflingsSize comparison. I can't wait to see these three in an army of tiny Halflings

The First Giant

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Mini is From Reaper and is the First of Three GiantsMini is From Reaper and is the First of Three Giants
Dry Fit just for scale. All parts were Primed with Wraithbone SprayDry Fit just for scale. All parts were Primed with Wraithbone Spray
I decided that this guy was going to be an Ice Style Giant so Blue was going to be the primary colourI decided that this guy was going to be an Ice Style Giant so Blue was going to be the primary colour
Ignore the Red I was testing something. The Armour will be made out of Stone and was base coated with Mechanicus Standard GreyIgnore the Red I was testing something. The Armour will be made out of Stone and was base coated with Mechanicus Standard Grey
LLoyd Shot. As you can see I was doing the Giant and the Carts at the same timeLLoyd Shot. As you can see I was doing the Giant and the Carts at the same time
The Trial of a Drybrush of Celestra GreyThe Trial of a Drybrush of Celestra Grey
The Whole Mini drybrushed with Celestra Grey. I decided to go for a lot of drybrushing than washingThe Whole Mini drybrushed with Celestra Grey. I decided to go for a lot of drybrushing than washing
Rear ViewRear View
The Cloak as well had a Stone PieceThe Cloak as well had a Stone Piece
Finally a Very Light White DrybrushFinally a Very Light White Drybrush
LLoyd ShotLLoyd Shot

This is the First of the Three Giants that I mentioned in my Part I of the Lore. I will be picking up two more similar although not the same giants next week when I get a chance to head into my local Hobby Shop.

I want to do one as an Earth Giant and another as a Fire Giant. Basically just different Skin Tones and Armour Colours

Some Halfling Lore - Part I - The Backstory

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The Finding of The Valley

This group of Halflings left their homes many generations ago and settled in their current home in a peaceful valley. For hundreds of years they remained hidden away in The Valley quietly growing their crops and raising animals. Then after a particular bumper harvest that caused the barns and storehouses to overflow with food and pipe-weed a few insane Halflings set out into the Big Folk World to try and find someone to sell some of it to. The rest of this lore takes place roughly in a Bronze Age.

The Great Trade

After a few days of leisurely strolling through the countryside they came across a town of Men who they managed to sell most of the extra food to although far less food than they had hoped to sell, strolling is hungry work after all. The local ruler was fascinated by them and made the grievous mistake of inviting them into his home with the words “My Home is Your Home”. So taking him literally the Halflings stole anything that wasn’t nailed down, piled it into their carts and went off home the next day. When they arrived home the others were astonished, they had managed to get solid gold chalices, marble busts, fistfuls of jewels and even a wizard (bound and gagged) all for a few carrots and some pipe-weed. Over time the Wizard managed to forgive the Halfings for ‘buying’ him and even came to love the foul mouthed, thieving little Halflings and since they had something of a poor reputation in the wider world he was sent out as an emissary to try and mend what relationships he could.

The Bounty

When a few weeks later a group of Men presented themselves at the entrance to The Valley demanding the thieving Halflings return what they had stolen they were treated like bitter customers and turned away by the abusive and foul mouthed guards. The local ruler was so enraged that he placed a bounty on Halfling feet promising to pay by the pair.

Three travelling Giants operating as Mercenaries took up the challenge and went to The Valley to make a fortune in bounties but when they arrived at the (for a giant) narrow entrance they were peppered with stones and foul language. Enraged they smashed down the ‘Big Gate’ and found all the Halflings gathered in the centre of town, farm tools in hand. Just as the Giants were about to wipe out The Valley the Wizard returned, having heard the story of the Giants, and confronted them.

Just as the three turned to face him the sun rose behind the wizard and he harnessed it’s power to curse the Giants and turned all three to stone. Then he collapsed into a coma that would last many years.

Time Goes On

Now the wider world had moved from Bronze to Iron but in The Valley nothing had really changed. The humans had become less hostile as time went on and eventually the bounty was forgotten about and trade began again, from the safety of outside the walls this time. The Dwarves emerged from their mountain holds and slowly began to grow fond of the Halfling pipe-weed which helped build an informal friendship between Halflings and Dwarves although again no Halfling was ever let within a mile of anything valuable he might “accidentally” mistake for payment.

The Halflings had little use for this new trend of making things from iron, except for their kitchen tools which they always kept upgraded with the finest metals, all Halfling society was still happily plodding along with Bronze ploughs, bronze weapons and bronze armour. The three Giants remained frozen in stone in the village square and were regularly decorated for festivals and parties. The wizard stayed in his coma and life went on without much changing.

The World Changed

All that changed with a world changing event (In Warhammer Fantasy this could be the Storm of Chaos basically every generic Fantasy World has an “Everything Changed” moment that I can plug into this part of the story). By this time humanity would be about the time of the Early Renaissance and the Men nearest to the Halflings would basically look like Spanish Conquistadors.

In my own little Fantasy World this would be the Kingdoms of Men finally starting to fail in their Wars against the Orcs and Goblins who start sneaking into the realms of humanity and plundering towns and villages. The Dwarves retreated to their Mountain Holds and none ever left them, all except for those Holds who had done long term trade with the Halflings. For reasons no one could explain small bands of Dwarves began to show up in The Valley armed and ready for War claiming they had come to defend their ‘Little Brothers’. The same was true for the towns of men, who also sought safety in their fortresses and cities however bands of adventurers, merchants guards and even a few knights trickled into The Valley drawn by a sense of duty and friendship.

The Aura

Unknown to anyone the Halflings seemed to have a strange passive magical aura, no matter how foul mouthed or rude they were no one who dealt with them regularly could truly hate them. If you even had the tiniest seed of affection for them over time it would grow and grow until they became like family to you. This was why a wizard kidnapped and abducted quickly became extremely fond of the Halflings and why a rag tag mix of Humans and Dwarves felt obliged to come to the defence of The Valley.

Let me know what you think in the comments

The Carts Part II: Contrast Boogaloo

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I wanted a quick and easy way to finish off the carts that I could replicate for all the wooden items in the force to keep a unified theme so I settled on a lighter wood for the logs on top of the cart using Aggaros Dunes and the darker Snakebite Leather for the main wood. Then just paint the metal Bronze (That’s a lore point but more on that tomorrow) and it’s done.

First things first I tidied up all the Contrast PrimerFirst things first I tidied up all the Contrast Primer
Then a Coat of the Dunes. I used a Wild man of Dunland to test out the Contrast colours just to be sureThen a Coat of the Dunes. I used a Wild man of Dunland to test out the Contrast colours just to be sure
Then Snakebite leather for the wood. Any other major wooden objects will be done in the same colours to keep a themeThen Snakebite leather for the wood. Any other major wooden objects will be done in the same colours to keep a theme
Another Size pictureAnother Size picture
The proper finished product. I plan to use these mostly as unit fillers although I would also like the option of using them as chariots, I will need to be careful about basing so I can make a sabot base for them to possibly do bothThe proper finished product. I plan to use these mostly as unit fillers although I would also like the option of using them as chariots, I will need to be careful about basing so I can make a sabot base for them to possibly do both

The Carts

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As you can see the carts are filled with all sorts of Food for the Halflings. Spray Undercoated with WraithboneAs you can see the carts are filled with all sorts of Food for the Halflings. Spray Undercoated with Wraithbone
I decided to go for a neutral orange/brown and Jokaero Orange works well for that.I decided to go for a neutral orange/brown and Jokaero Orange works well for that.
Black Wash to get the shading effectBlack Wash to get the shading effect
I wanted to paint three different carts without doing anything crazy so I decided to do something crazy.I wanted to paint three different carts without doing anything crazy so I decided to do something crazy.
Two Simple rules. Colours can't touch and no colour can be used in the same place twice. Two Simple rules. Colours can't touch and no colour can be used in the same place twice.
The FirstThe First
The SecondThe Second
The ThirdThe Third
The Fruit FinishedThe Fruit Finished
But ackshuuuualy Pumpkins are OrangeBut ackshuuuualy Pumpkins are Orange
This is indeed your standard 'Murica This is indeed your standard 'Murica "Freedom Pumpkin" TM
And this is a Jarrahdale pumpkin that is way more common here in Australia and it looks nicer than just a uniform bunch of Orange onesAnd this is a Jarrahdale pumpkin that is way more common here in Australia and it looks nicer than just a uniform bunch of Orange ones

The Most Halfling-y Thing I Found

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When I saw these I bought as many as I could. They are perfect for my Halflings and I was worried that rather than an army of Halflings it would look more like an army of tiny humans but with things like this I can really make it look proper Fantasy Halfling.

I hope you guys enjoy this project and please leave a comment.

I have a bad habit of not taking pictures of things so I’m using this project as a sort of challenge to take a picture at every step and explain to you guys as clearly as possible what I’m doing.

As you can see the pigs are properly huge and look very FantasyAs you can see the pigs are properly huge and look very Fantasy
The Carts are full of fruit and vegetables which the Halflings need to bring with them into battle for a half time snackThe Carts are full of fruit and vegetables which the Halflings need to bring with them into battle for a half time snack
The First Step was to paint the Pigs with GW Emperors Children after spraying them with WraithboneThe First Step was to paint the Pigs with GW Emperors Children after spraying them with Wraithbone
Then a Drybrush with 50/50 Emperors Children and White, I deliberately tried to make the brush strokes visible to simulate a bit of hairThen a Drybrush with 50/50 Emperors Children and White, I deliberately tried to make the brush strokes visible to simulate a bit of hair
Then a light Drybrush of pure White. Emperors Children has a hint of purple in it which helped to shade the pigsThen a light Drybrush of pure White. Emperors Children has a hint of purple in it which helped to shade the pigs
Then a dab of Black Wash for their eyes. I prefer Black Wash to straight Black paint. I think it looks a little smoother and leaves a tiny bit of the base colours showing through rather than making black pits, that being said anything smaller than a giant pig isn't getting eyes in my armyThen a dab of Black Wash for their eyes. I prefer Black Wash to straight Black paint. I think it looks a little smoother and leaves a tiny bit of the base colours showing through rather than making black pits, that being said anything smaller than a giant pig isn't getting eyes in my army
Here is my tiny Pallet. I find an old medicine packet works great for tiny amounts of paint like this that can spread out all over the place on a larger pallet. Here is my tiny Pallet. I find an old medicine packet works great for tiny amounts of paint like this that can spread out all over the place on a larger pallet.
Some dots of White for EyesSome dots of White for Eyes
The Finished PigsThe Finished Pigs
The Finished Pig and Cart. Don't Worry the Carts will be next, they might even take two entries to cover the whole process.The Finished Pig and Cart. Don't Worry the Carts will be next, they might even take two entries to cover the whole process.
Size Comparison.Size Comparison.

The Most Halfling-y Thing I Found

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Skill 9
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When I saw these I bought as many as I could. They are perfect for my Halflings and I was worried that rather than an army of Halflings it would look more like an army of tiny humans but with things like this I can really make it look proper Fantasy Halfling.

As you can see the pigs are properly huge and look very FantasAs you can see the pigs are properly huge and look very Fantas
The Carts are full of fruit and vegetables which the Halflings need to bring with them into battle for a half time snackThe Carts are full of fruit and vegetables which the Halflings need to bring with them into battle for a half time snack
The First Step was to paint the Pigs with GW Emperors Children after spraying them with WraithboneThe First Step was to paint the Pigs with GW Emperors Children after spraying them with Wraithbone
Then a Drybrush with 50/50 Emperors Children and White, I deliberately tried to make the brush strokes visible to simulate a bit of hairThen a Drybrush with 50/50 Emperors Children and White, I deliberately tried to make the brush strokes visible to simulate a bit of hair
Then a light Drybrush of pure White. Emperors Children has a hint of purple in it which helped to shade the pigsThen a light Drybrush of pure White. Emperors Children has a hint of purple in it which helped to shade the pigs

What I've Got

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It’s probably best to start this Spring Cleaning with what’ I’ve actually got.

Three Boxes of Wargames Atlantic Halflings
Dwarf Wizard on Pony
Three Pig Carts
A Giant

This is a mix of stuff I’ve had for a while and some stuff I bought last night.

These Guys, I picked them up about 6 Months AgoThese Guys, I picked them up about 6 Months Ago
Last Night's Haul. I Already Have a Gandalf but he's in storage and for $7 It's worth getting another.Last Night's Haul. I Already Have a Gandalf but he's in storage and for $7 It's worth getting another.
Halberds and SwordsmanHalberds and Swordsman
Loads of ArchersLoads of Archers
PikemenPikemen
What I have PaintedWhat I have Painted
What I've Got
"Gandalf" Size Comparison. I think he makes a perfect Wizard for Halflings, Nice and Chunky for the Old school fantasy feel.
What I've Got
These things are just too Halfling-y to not add to the armyThese things are just too Halfling-y to not add to the army

I also plan to get another few boxes of Halflings. The First thing I’ll do is paint the Carts and the Giant then Gandalf before I start slogging through the infantry.

I also want to talk about what sort of force I’m building here and how I want to keep it as generic as possibly while still having a distinct Halfling Theme

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