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  1. Hey there. I know this might be a stupid question but I can't make my moonclan grots robes look cool. I have tried many thinks but at the end it just looks dead and that no effort was giring in to it. So I thought that Maybe some of you could give me some ideas? I still want Them to have a darkish robe. Thank you 😀
  2. I recently manage to acquire the Skaven half of the Isle of Blood/Spire box set, and will be attempting to build a semi-competitive Verminus Clawpack force off of the back of it! With limited hobby time I wanted to aim for a slightly quicker scheme for the Skaven, but with something to help them standout. First off then is the basing; In order to get that quick-quick approach, I decided to go with this 'barren' land approach, using Martian Ironcrust and kindleflame drybrush, but the bases will be scattered with lumps of warpstone. The warpstone will be on all major bases (characters, monsters, machines) and then scattered across the line infantry. The warpstone is made using sprues trimed and cut into crystal shapes. Most of the weapons will be getting the run of the mill metal+wash+highlight treatment, but again, characters/heroes/leaders etc will get a little extra love with the addition of weapons with a 'warpstone' touch to them. As for the actual models, the armour will be yellow. Yellow isn't exactly the quickest colour to slap down, but armour isn't all that prevalent on the clan rats etc. I'm hoping this splash of colour will help them stand out from their bases a little bit too. In order to speed up the rest of the painting, the cloth will be a mix of Mechanicus Grey, Balor Brown and Steel Legion Drab - washed with Agrax and highlighted again. Here's an example of the (nearly) finished look. After the storm vermin and clanrats are done it'll possibly be a verminlord or stormfiends next!
  3. Good morning all, I thought it was time I got a thread together to gather all my thoughts and progress on my Ironjawz army (perhaps branching into Destruction in a broader sense). I will be including modelling, painting, army lists, battle reports etc etc, I didn't want to do it as a separate blog or anything as I like the idea of keeping it within this Destruction sub forum (which for my money is the best part of the forum at the moment - some great chat, really enthusing me for this army). Hopefully @Ben and the Moderators are cool with this decision. As well as this thread, you will also be able to hear about my exploits on my podcast - The Black Sun. You can find all the most recent episode on this forum, or check out iTunes or www.theblacksun.co.uk - It's not family friendly like most of the other podcasts out there, but is entertaining I like to think. Also I am reasonably active on Twitter, and usually like to post photos of most my games etc. Follow me @the_black_sun I do actually have armies for all 4 of the Grand Alliances in AoS and whilst I am working on all of them simultaneously in various ways, I've definitely noticed my focus begin to increasingly shift towards Destruction. Disclaimer - when the Dark Aelves are released in whatever guise they may be, I am likely to abandon ship and spend all my time in the Order sub forum, being that they are my true Warhammer love, but for now, I'm all about the Ironjawz! I've always been a fan of Orks in Warhammer 40,000 but have never actually played Orcs & Goblins in WFB. So whilst the detractors and troggoths bemoaned the pseudo 40K look of the Ironjawz, I think for me this aesthetic really drew me in and got me going green. So I have already actually played a bunch of games with Ironjawz, having gone "all in", as they say, on the release, but these were all at 100 SCGT points and included a Magma Dragon just to make up the points (oh, and its pretty good!). I figured with the impending release of the General's Handbook, now was a perfect time to draw a line under what's gone so far and start afresh with the new system. We won't get into all the recent allegiance nonsense, you can read about that in other threads. Suffice to say, the Battleline "unlocks" for Ironjawz and the Destruction traits and artefacts make for a pretty nice combination. I'm not saying Ironjawz are going to be out there winning events (certainly not with me using them, if my abysmal results at Call to War are anything to go by!) but I am hoping and somewhat confident they can be competitive...and we have a pretty extensive thread on that right here in this forum! So this is pretty much just an introductory post for now. I have already painted some models (not as many as I would've liked); Megaboss Krunk, who can be found in the gallery and 5 Brutes. I will take some better photos and add them to this thread as soon as possible. I am reasonably happy with the level of the paint jobs and whilst not my best work, believe the army will look nice upon the table. I've intentionally kept the basing quite plain, though I am consider scraping off some areas and adding the flavour of the month; Agrellan Earth, just to add some interest. Using my 40K Ork bitz box I have been able to customise my models and this combined with some reposing has allowed me to make all 20 Brutes so far individual. Just a bit of a shame I got my Gore-gruntas after the Brutes as mixing in their Jagged-Hackas would've been super cool. Considering another 10 Brutes just for this purpose. This weekend (Thursday night to Sunday) I am attending Bossfest, a camping, drinking, gaming extravaganza. Whilst there will be various games being played, I am hopeful of getting in a good few games with Da Black Sunz, which will be the only AoS army I'll be taking. These will be my first games under the General's Handbook and will be played to 2,000 points using the Matched Played Battleplans. Many people in attendance will be practising for my 1 day event, Rain of Stars, which is removing the army restrictions and adding a sideboard (as the event is two weeks after the book drops), so we will also allow that over this weekend, therefore some of the armies I play may not be exactly true to the book. However, this should allow for some solid competition and really stress test the army. The list I use personally will be General's Handbook legal though. For now, my pool of Ironjawz models is; Maw-krusha (happy to use as Gordrakk or Megaboss), Megaboss, Warchanter, Shaman, 20 Brutes, 10 Ardboyz, 3 Gore-gruntas. I am not adverse to buying more though! 2 more boxes of Gore-gruntas are definitely happening after assembling some this past weekend - amazing models. It's worth pointing out that aesthetics are definitely a consideration to me in this army. Here is the list(s) I am currently considering for the weekend; Da Black Sunz - 2,000 points Gordrakk - 700 Megaboss - 140 Warchanter - 80 Weirdnob Shaman - 120 10 Brutes with Jagged Hackas - 360 5 Brutes with Choppas - 180 5 Brutes with Choppas - 180 10 Ardboyz - 180 Ironfist - 60 Total - 2,000 points Nice to hit the 2,000 points dead on really! That seems a challenge in of itself under General's Handbook. The main change I am considering is dropping Gordrakk for a baby Cabbage. The 180 point difference is nice as it allows another battleline unit - in this case Gore-gruntas (mostly just to get all my models on the table). If I wanna keep the big man in there, I can also include the Gore-gruntas by dropping 5 Brutes. What do people think on this? Seems small to me! I'll leave it there for now. This afternoon I'll add my thoughts on Command Traits and Artefacts! Thanks for reading, Chris
  4. I know, this is my third WIP plog in less than two months, I should finish a project before starting the next... But I have a good excuse this time, this are not for me, they're commissions. Lately, as the end of school life comes near and I'm pressed to decide what I want to do with my life, I've been thinking about being a model sculptor. It is of course a plan between a million but, hey, what the heck, it is something that I enjoy and I can't stop hearing everyone saying that I should spend my life on something that I like, or I'll end up hating my work and/or my life like most people do, which I definitely don't want. So, to taste how it would be, I've been promoting more my commission service, The Grimdark Harvest, in my local store, but rather than just painting other's stuff, I've been offering myself to sculpt and convert things. However I must admit that I was a bit surprised to get not one but two commissions on day one (which was yesterday), while I was playing Armageddon. Today I finished the first, a Shadowblade conversion, which simply got a couple of details added and was turned into a female: I'm quite happy with everything except for the hair which, even though it looks good, it still has a lot of margin for improvement. It was fairly simple, but shadowblade is one of my favourite models ever, so I enjoyed a lot working on him/ her. What do you think? Tomorrow I'll try to finish the second commission, a treelord conversion, and post it here. About my Squig hoppers, I've made progress on them, will most probably get them finished through this week, don't be so hard on me!
  5. I have just been using some small plastic drawers from ikea .. but i would like to get more organized. I mainly use GW paints, I need something that can hold 100 or more, brushes, brush cleaner. Green stuff and tools, etc. Possibly something mobile. Anyone have any tips on a good painting/workstation?
  6. The Carnival of Excess Hey everyone here's the start of my first army for age of sigmar. I plan to do a highly converted army based around the theme of a carnival of chaos. Using a mix of dark eldar parts, harlequins and general deamon parts, i'll be making an army of mad jesters and creatures. Below is my first character, Onna my herald of slaanesh
  7. Slowly but surely the switch from square to round bases continues. One of my favourite models still in the GW range is the Shaggoth, this metal version is probably heavier than my entire Kharadron force will be when complete. The harpy is a daemonette and tyranid gargoyle conversion. As for the Kharadrons, i've been playing with colour and basing options and i've got to a point where i think i'm happy to start painting the rest of the force
  8. I've have been in this hobby for a while now (I remember trying to paint a five man box of tea-tray handed Space Marines at an age when painting inside the lines was still a challenge), and have always been undisciplined in both completion and painting ability. Therefore this plog, (i'm old enough that 'plog' will always make me think of a freaky puppet spitting on the lens of a camera, if you don't understand what I'm talking about count yourself lucky), is an attempt a both maintaining a half decent painting pace and to act as an incentive to improve my painting. I've never completed an 'army,' I put 'army' in inverted comma's because i've also never played any of GW's games, the closest i've come is recreating the classic arena of death with 40K characters with a friend of mine in Bugman's over a pint while I was still a student about 15 years ago (if your interested the C'Tan Nightbringer won hands down every time). So for me at the moment an 'army' is purely a collection of models that I think look cool and have been painted in a cohesive style. I hadn't painted for a while, and when I say while I means years, although I have kept up with GW's goings on and the fluff of both 40K and WFB. I moved to london at the time AoS launched, and at the time also discovered the Heelanhammer podcast. The move to London, the launch of AoS, the boundless enthusiasm of Dan and Wayne, and a sudden plethora of free time, sparked the dormant collecting gene which is woven into the DNA of any model enthusiast. So I decided to pick up a paint brush and reacquaint myself with GW's ever growing range of paints and hobby products, I also picked up the AoS starter set to have a stab a painting myself some Stormcast. My job is not particularly creative, involving a large number of spreadsheets and emails, so when I began painting this chap I remembered just how much I enjoy the creative part of the hobby, and while this model won't win me any awards I was happy with the results. But like any hobbiest the lure of new and shiner plastics is an ever present call, and I found myself abandoning the Stormcast for my one true love, those evil little 'B*****ds who used to have massive hats and a penchant for big angry cows, Chaos Dwarfs. In one madness induced evening, deprived of sleep, and spaced out watching too many episodes of Voltron I ordered pretty much 1 of every Chaos Dwarf model from Forgeworld. So after what I assuming most people have decided is far to lengthy an intro what follows is the first thousand points of painted CD's, I also have to make a decision, do I continue and finishing painting the CD models I have left (about another 1000pts), a 1000pts of Skaven, or Beastmen. I've decided a 1000pts at a time is enough to not scare me off and keep me enthusiastic about each project while I'm doing it. So please feel free to comment, give me ideas, feedback. The point of all of this, lost amidst the ramblings, is to keep me motivated and to slowly improve my painting skill. I've added the units in order that i've painting this first batch. I actually went back and repainted the command unit and the unit of fireglaives after painting the Irondaemon because they didn't quite fit with style that seemed to organically develop as i painted, there was also a 4-5 month gap between starting the Irondaemon and finishing it as I lost the will to live painting the spurs on the wheels. Strangely i didn't actually like the Bull Centaur or K'daai models when I bought them and only fell in love with them when I started painting them. I'm still not entirely sure about the K'daai's paint job, but I was happy enough with it to call it a day. I think the daemonsmith may have been my fav model to paint. Anyway thanks if you've made it this far, as i said please feel free to feed back, give advice, comment...and I promise the next post won't contain quite so many words. Ta, Ev
  9. I am not one to have the same exact color scheme on all of my miniatures. Since my Khorne army will be close to 100 miniatures when completed I wanted a subtle change from unit to unit. I myself feel that the armor on the Blood Warriors is a little over the top for me. Kieran Robinson has inspired me to try this color scheme. I am really looking forward to trying this. What do you think?
  10. Stopped playing warhammer around 7th Ed, but have been drawn back again by the allure of Age of Sigmar. There have been some amazing models released as part of Age of Sigmar. but there's something about the old minis that I love. So i'm getting to work on creating my AoS Chaos force using a mixed selection of oldhammer/middlehammer minis (it's also cheaper as I already had many of them ) This'll be my plog recording my progress towards creating my Chaos force. Nothing competitive, just minis and units I like. Here's the force as it currently exists. These are the models that i've based for AoS so far. I've still got a few more (hounds, warriors and marauders mainly) that need re-basing and a pair of chariots that are in need or repair! Now for some select highlights. This group in the middle are a selection of miniatures from the late 80's Realm of Chaos range. With one exception, the 'not' Harry the Hammer guy which is from the initial Diehard Miniatures kickstarter. This unruley lot will be the basis of my Chaos Chosen unit. Moving over, I've got my selection of Heroes to chose from. Couple of sorcerers, Chaos Warrior from Warhammer Quest. I've got one of the Games Day Chaos Lords to add to the pool too at some point. Some Thunderscorn minis to boot. The Shaggoth is an amazing mini, and was a lot of fun to paint. Will be good to get his 'brothers-in-arms' up and painted soon too. And for larger scale heroes i've got the awesome Belakor mini (wip) who'll be running as a daemon prince and the glorious Slaanesh mount with lord! And for the last shot, here's a close up of two of my personal favourite minis, from my Chosen unit. Both were really fun to paint. Hope to keep the whole process moving along in the coming months! See you all soon.
  11. As a dedicated of Khorne holding a copy of their new battletome, i've decided to commit myself to the third heat of the GT at Warhammer world. I always procrastinate in getting anything painted, but managed to win Gold at armies on parade with some of my Khorne guys (don't know how) and have put off painting since. But the thought of building new lists and playing in a major tournament has really fired up the old inspiration. So this will be a PLOG of my course through the next few months getting a list and any army painted to standard. Gonna be a struggle. (Oh and I have a baby due in May lol) So this is where I was last October with AOP And this is the state of my forces right now... I have 3 thirsters, 2 of which are half finished conversions Plus today i'm working on making a new squad of Wrathmongers from some left over bits Even the mighty lord of Khorne isn't safe... Hopefully doing something like this will prompt me to get painting, even if it's just to table top standard, I have a habit of spending far too long on models. Anyway thanks for reading if you've got this far, and wish me luck lol.
  12. Seeing as I'm currently collecting many different armies and painting , I thought I would just put them all under one topic. I'm currently painting Khorne for Alliance this weekend. I still have a Bloodstoker to finish and a Bloodsecrator to build and paint. Last night I finished Lord of Khorne on a Jugganaut. Looking at the pictures now, I think i need an extra highlight on the red.
  13. I have finished the wooden shields of Alarielle. Pretty pleased with how they have turned out, the green shoulders and blue blades tie them in pretty well with the rest of my army. Up next are my Dracoths, having an internal debate over these, wondering if I should chop off those hammer heads and replace them with Scythes, as well as how to approach painting them. I am thinking of doing them in a similar manner to my Magmadroth, just without the metallic scales, but that may be a bit too much. Well only one way to find out, unless any of you have some good suggestions for Dracoth paint schemes that fit in with the rest of the army. Once I am done painting these guys I have no choice but to start basing,... so it may take a while. As always c&c are appreciated.
  14. For my South Coast Army I needed Kairos to lead my troops. Although he has lost the ability to change the turn roll he is still a good leader. Once again the model was a real joy to put together. I tried to keep the staff separate this time to make sure that the painting was a bit easier this time. I sprayed the model Macragge Blue, then used a baby blue spray paint and some white from a can to pick out the chest and heads. I used spray cans for the purple on the wings and also to do the feet. This gives some nice gradients if you are careful, and means that the base coat is quite effective strength away. All I had to then was wash areas and dry brush and then pick out all the sharp points. However the areas like the gold and the staff took a lot longer than I thought this time. I think I spent five or six hours picking these all out and finishing them off over the last week. I now have two more to do for my trip to Portsmouth so I've got to keep going. The next one I think will be mostly green and purple! If you have any comments or questions let me know below.
  15. So my FLGS is embarking on an AoS slow grow league to get a player base established in the area. I have decided to play Disciples of Tzeentch, as I've long been an admirer of the changer of ways. I will be keeping my progress and results updated here as the league progresses, mainly as a way to document my experience and keep me motivated. The league itself will be starting at 760 points with a requirement of 1 battleline unit to begin with. I am playing daemons of Tzeentch, other armies I know of at this stage include 2 Sylvaneth, 2 Stormcast, Fyreslayers, nurgle daemons and ghouls. My force began with a Start Collecting: Daemons of Tzeentch box as well as an additional burning chariot and box of screamers. I chose the extra screamers over flamers because I like the models and like the idea of a fast, mobile army as a core of my early force. Not only do Flamers appear to be a bit too lethal but at 200 points they are quite expensive at this stage. My initial list is as follows: Allegiance: ChaosLeadersHerald Of Tzeentch On Burning Chariot (200)- General- Staff of Change- Trait: Incorporeal Form - Tzeentch Daemon Hero- Lore of Change: Bolt of TzeentchBattleline1 x Burning Chariots Of Tzeentch (160)- Tzeentch Daemon Battleline (Herald on Chariot General)Units3 x Screamers Of Tzeentch (140)3 x Screamers Of Tzeentch (140) Reinforcement Points: 120Total: 760/760 Not sure how this will perform, the only model I have assembled for summoning is an exalted flamers on foot but I'm hoping to exploit the mobile nature of this list. I have little to no experience with Age of Sigmar so don't have any real tactics in mind at this stage, but any suggestions would be welcome. Thats all for now folks, will update tomorrow with some painted shots of my screamers.
  16. I have finished the Scythes of Alleriel, very pleased with how they turned out, they're clearly part of the overall army while adding some golden armour to the sea of wooden bodies. They were easy to convert and easy to paint up, the only downside to them is how expensive it would be to add another 5 now that i dont just have the parts lying around. Up next you can see I have blocked in the colours for my Liberators, still have to highlight everything, but you can see the general direction that I am going for and I am pretty pleased with how its turning out. After these 10 I have 2 dracoth riders left to paint, along with the Prime and Knight-Venerator to build and convert, debating what i should do for those, as I want to give them some Sylvaneth elements on top of the paint job. Gonna try and see if the Kurnoth bow fits the Venerator well enough, mayb through in some sprites. On another note I still haven't started basing... my self justification at this point is that I will finish the army and then base it so that its all consistent, at least thats what I keep telling myself. Of course once I am done with the stormcast contingent I may very well be looking to add some flying dwarf backup. or even some Cthulu elves if they are cool enough. Comments and criticisms as always are appreciated.
  17. So I'm a slow painter by and large. I need to learn speedy tricks. I'm not going to post what I've painted to date (I'll include one pic I put in the display army thread elsewhere) but things I'm currently working on. The past two and a half weeks my evening hour or two has been spent on 2 concussors. These guys are quite the challenge to paint! In effect it's another LCoD from the starter set with a few more details. The first one is 99% complete and here he (or she) is! The 2nd concussor is maybe 70% complete and is next up. After that I've got 5 x paladins to build and paint, 5 x liberators to build and paint and then 4 x liberators to paint. After that, well I'm thinking of a style and faction change. Plus I've got Silver Tower to paint. We'll see! There's months of work ahead.
  18. It has been a while, but that is the school life for you. Managed to finally finish off the last of my Sylvaneth, unfortunately this means i have no more excuses and need to begin basing them. As you can see I had a little AoS painting break, but honestly the Visarch could totally fit in a fantasy elf army. For what is next for me? well on the the Stormcast allies for my tree people. I will either be converting all of them or painting them to look like they have received gifts from Allerial to give a running theme throughout the force. What do you guys think of the wooden shields? I am currently debating whether I should make all of their weapons the glowing blue I have done for the Sylvaneth, but that may be a bit much, thats gonna take some experimenting to figure out. I always enjoy rambling to myself here, so time to get started on the Scythes of Allerial, and basing... I guess. Comments and criticisms as always are welcome.
  19. So I've been through a roller coaster ride since I started this blog. Firstly, my friends bought 40k "Start Collecting" boxes each with the intention of playing again, I followed suit, but the enthusiasm seems to have died as quickly as it sparked. Then I purchased a faulty primer spray from an LGS where I play Magic, which set me back a week and covered my kitchen in Chaos Black! Then after my SCE finally got primed, I painted a test model for Celestial Vindicators. By paint I mean I base coated and shaded the armour. I wasn't very happy with the model at all, a combination of a non-basic colour scheme and my lack of recent painting experience made for a bit of a messy first try. I wasn't looking for Golden Demon, but I wanted to feel happy with what I produced. Then I found the series on Warhammer TV of a step by step painting of the entire AoS starter set. I figured, what did I have to lose? Base coat another Liberator in gold and see where we go. One afternoon of full on hobbying later and I'm here. With 5 Liberator's base coated and washed and I couldn't be happier. Yeah, every man and his dog is going to have a gold SCE army, but who cares? This one is going to be mine. I know these pictures are really not anything to write home about but it made me happy to actually make some progress I'm satisfied with. Going to throw some Auric Armour Gold (as instructed by Duncan!) tomorrow and build up some of the other models from the set. Baby steps people, baby steps.
  20. As time has gone on local gamers come up with funny comments and thoughts. One day I was at my local game store and referred to myself as the Sixth Lord of Chaos. How can I make this claim without a firm foot in the Chaos Aliance. So the starting point for my journey is going to be a Murderfist Clan. The list is full of hammers and anvils. Let me know your thoughts on the list, and I will keep you up to date on the build, painting, and playing. Here we go... Allegiance: Khorne MortalLeadersAspiring Deathbringer (80)- Bloodaxe and Wrath HammerBloodsecrator (120)Slaughterpriest (100)- Bloodbathed AxeSkullgrinder (80)Valkia The Bloody (120)Battleline10 x Blood Warriors (200)- Goreaxe & Gorefist10 x Blood Warriors (200)- Goreaxe & Gorefist10 x Blood Warriors (200)- Goreaxe & Gorefist3 x Mighty Skullcrushers (160)- Axes3 x Mighty Skullcrushers (160)- AxesUnits5 x Skullreapers (140)- Goreslick Blades5 x Wrathmongers (180)1 x Chaos Warshrine (200)- Mark of Chaos: KhorneBattalionsRed Headsmen (60)Total: 2000/2000
  21. Just a small update on my first bit of painting progress. The screamers were a nice simple model to assemble with only four pieces but the kit has enough options to really vary the different daemons you get in it. I initially went for a marine predator feel with subtle shades of blue but they looked rather bland so I've blended (well attempted to) the dorsal fins and spines with purples to add more Tzeentch vibrancy. The blending still needs a bit more work and I think I'll have to do the underside spines a little as you can see them on the flight base. I'm undecided on leaving the eyes pupil-less or not, I like the idea of a serpent like eye but they currently remind me of the sentinels from the matrix with just a red glow.
  22. Ok, so I maaaaay have forgotten to post my regular updates as However, I managed to get a game in last week in the local GW against a Freeguild Aelves alliance - really interesting force that I'm looking forward to see how it grows. The game was a proper back and forth affair, and I just managed to seal the win, thanks to my Crypt Ghast courtier unhorsing his general in an honorable joust. Or at least, that's what the Courtier saw from his point of view! I snapped a quick photo of the army post game. Really pleased with how the force is shaping up as a whole now. Continuing on with the theme of the courts and their deluded visions of grandeur, I converted up my Courtier to represent a knight leading the lowly men at arms to battle. Ser Retch Gribbleskin, Champion of the Crimson Vale: I quite like the idea that the courtier's madness has progressed to such a degree that he visualises everything from the trophy on his back's perspective, unaware that he's essentially acting as his own mount. I toyed with the idea of giving the skeleton a mask or draping a tattered cloth over the ghoul, similar to how the Bretonnian horses were garbed for war. However, in the end I think leaving it relatively blank and letting you fill in the blanks yourself adds something to the model overall. I'd also been toying around with how I could add something to the standard ghouls to make them a little more unsettling. I toyed with the idea of giving them all masks, but I quite like the idea of the masks being a conceit for the heroes of the force. So instead, I grabbed a few Goblin Town goblins i had lying around, did a few quick weapon swaps, added some greenstuff and the result is shown below! I quite like the idea that Neferata can't bear the sight of these foul creatures faces, and will only bear their presence if they hide their faces with elaborate courtly masks. Of course, the lowly peasants can't afford such highborn trinkets, so they are reduced to hiding their faces with mirrored masks - the better to reflect their queens beauty. Mirror, Mirror, on the Ghoul... The banner was an opportunity to practice an idea I've had rattling around for some time. It's a bit overwrought for a unit of blood thirsty cannibals, but I can always say its a magical banner reflecting an element of their delusions into the real world! The next Blog post should hopefully drop next week. I'm aiming to grab the Deathrattle start collecting box for Neferata and to convert up a unit of blood knights - again i'll be playing with the deluded nature of the flesh eaters so hopefully the result wont be what you expect! All going well I'll also have an update on my Golden Demon plans for this year - I think I've finally settled on my Age of Sigmar entries for the single miniature and the unit - watch this space! I'll leave you with a few close ups of the Crypt Hauter courtier and the necromancer for my force. The necromancer forms the core of my AOS28 force, along with the troupe of mirrored ghouls. I plan on adding a black coach in the near future to his band of performers - he needs some way of transporting his flayed skin big top after all!
  23. I bought myself Gorechosen for Taxsmas (a traditional American gift giving holiday that occurs around February or April or whenever you get your tax returns), and decided that I would try out LAVA BASES!!! I wouldn't post this tutorial unless I thought I'd come up with something I hadn't seen elsewhere. After doing my research, I found a bunch of advice for doing lava, but nobody doing the super easy thing I had been envisioning, so I tried it, it worked, and I figured I'd share it with the world. Step 1: Put your model on the base, trace out where you want your lava floes to go. I'm leaving flat spots on the base for this guy's feet, but you can do whatever you want for that (I think it depends heavily on the model). Here are my traced out lava floes and spots for feet. Nothing too wild and crazy or inspired, just some rivers of molten rock. Step 2: Glue down sand everywhere you didn't outline. Basically, we're putting sand anywhere we don't want LAVA! (or feet, feet are good too). I just took this picture so you'd know what you're even looking at. Which in this case is a headless Slaughterpriest. Step 3: Paint the lava. I started with Wild Rider Red (which is really a nice red-orange). This is the first step where I'm doing something kind of original, it is very important that we paint a wide margin of the sand with the Wild Rider Red, because this is going to get us a cool glowing lava effect later. Step 4: Fairly straightforward progression, we're going to paint the center of the lava flow with a brighter orange. I'm still using a pot of Fiery Orange that's probably 10 years old, but I think the newer GW color that compares to it is probably Troll Slayer or Fire Dragon Orange). Step 4.5: Continue to highlight the center of the lava, I used Yriel Yellow. Step 5: Paint the sand black. I've separated this into two steps. First, paint everything that isn't orange with Abbadon Black. Step 5.5: Then, drybrush Abbadon Black over the rest of the sand. Step 6: Drybrush the black parts of the sand with Dawnstone (dark grey) to make it look kind of ashen. And you're done! Here's another finished one below. The WIP Slaughterpriest standing on it (the flash on my camera is really bringing out the Wild Rider Red on this one, it isn't nearly this harsh in real life) This is the only one I've finished so far, so this is what the finished product looks like (this pic looks more like real life, probably because it's just well lit and has no flash). Last but not least, here are some related ideas I tried out when experimenting, first one with cork basing on the White Dwarf Slaughterpriest. And then the Damsel of Distress, who I wanted to match aesthetically, but had already been fully based. I just painted the lava colors in a few spots here and there, and then drybrushed the sand black to taste.
  24. Hey guys. It's been a while since I've painted anything or even taken pics for games so I'm making this post to help me keep track of exactly that. My Ironjawz are called Da' Black Hand of Kaz'gul and I had largely considered them being complete until now. I picked up a megaboss on foot by impulse and decided to paint him up tonight. The base is still drying!
  25. So a minor painting update, I have been swamped at school and am on my reading week, so I have only managed to get some base colours on my Treelord Ancient. I am thinking of making his claws ghostly to match the other Sylvaneths' weapons as i want his staff to be a vibrant flower. I am currently on my march break, and while you'd think that would give me more free time to paint, alas I am visiting family and all my paints are back at my apartment. On the upside though, I have finished building my Paladins, really pleased with how this conversion turned out, surprisingly easy, if incredibly expensive if I didn't already have the bits lying around. especially pleased with the Prime, go the idea for a wooden arm from the campaign book where the lady of the vines replaces a Stormcasts hand. This means not only does the conversion look cool, it also has fluff precedent. I am hoping I will be able to finish painting my Treelord Ancient and my 3 remaining Hunters before my exams start, but its going to be one hell of a rush to the end of the school year. (Spirit of Durthu for reference for what the Ancient will kind of look like once I am done)