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  1. Heyo! I'll be using this thread to document my progress as I convert, kitbash, and paint my way through however many hordes of Skaven the Great Horned Rat ask of me. First up is the chainsaw-slingin' yet-to-be-named and properly painted, Arch-Warlock. He's rocking parts from genestealer cults, skitaari, and Ironjawz. I am very unsure on what his color scheme should be, so any suggestions on where to go from here is very welcome
  2. It's taken me 2 years but I've finally settled on an army for AoS that I love in its entirety - the background, converting and painting (with apologies to the Khorne and Nurgle stuff I own that I've now accepted will never be painted). Honestly, I could convert and paint Flesh-eaters all day! I have so many ideas for The Sainted Court of King Gargantula that I'll probably never run out of conversion possibilities, and the small 300 point warband I've assembled so far is just the start. I'm looking forward to adding to this painting log with a motley cast of darkly comic conversions - in fact my plan is for every model in the army to be a conversion. I'll also be posting bits and pieces of background exploring the Court and its characters for those who are interested in such things. Next up I'm going to be working on my entry for the AoS28 monster competition, which will either be King Gargantula himself or a Crypt Haunter from the Knights of Deceasium. My hope is to really do justice to the Flesh-eater Courts amazing background - these are the kind of models that I wish GW made for this army, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I'm enjoying building and painting them. Oh, and I'll try to get a better camera setup somewhere down the line too.
  3. Hi, i have a tonne of saurus warriors and skinks sort of getting there, but I'm daunted by painting their teeth. Anyone able to give any pointers? brush type, technique, colours to go with etc. much appreciated one and all.
  4. Putting a general question to the community, and apologies if this has already been addressed or discussed: Has anyone used or purchased the painting mat and brush wallet available at this years Games Workshop Store Birthdays - wondering if they are worth investing in, or if they're of any use
  5. So I've expanded my Fyreslayers with a new Start Collecting box and I built the 'droth as a Runesmiter (Country Mac) to go with the Runerfather (Frank) on his Magmadroth (Popkins). Since the Runesmiter's Magmadroth would presumably be of religious significance, I decided to really make her stand out. I've decided I want to try an albino color scheme. I've had some experience painting white on clothes before (for Freeguild) but never on a living creature. Normally I prime grey and basecoat with Celestra Grey. Then I use ever lighter layers of Ulthuan Grey and White Scar to build up white on the raised areas. I'm wondering how this will look though since albino creatures tend to be pinkish. Should I try a red wash at least for some areas (eyes, mouth) and highlight up to light pink? My concern is that the red wash will be rather too dark and, well, red. I've also not used a wash in the past when painting white. Also are the dry brush whites worth a look? I've never used them before. If anyone has experience and advice I'd greatly appreciate it
  6. 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
  7. Turragor's Progress

    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.
  8. How to paint Bretonnian Hexwraith?

    Hey ya Always wanted to make a Bretonnia Nighthaunt army but i don'y know how to paint the "Ghostly Effect" I want to paint them like @Mc1gamer here is a picture How do you think it was done? Thanks
  9. Fully painted!

    Even before the Realmgate collapsed, there was an air of defeat, an atmosphere of fear to this region. The bloody wars of yore left the valleys filled with bones and broken metal, blood washed away by the rains. Gigantic skeletons slowly turn to stone while moss and shrubs cover the ruins. Not many newcomers venture on the old road, and the sparse hamlets are half empty. There are tales of old magic of course, and creatures grim and faceless that dwell in dark places. Who knows what corrupted warlock, what ancient daemon crawled amidst cadavers after the slaughter, half mad with fright and hatred, and slithered into some cavern to bid his time? Who knows what might still be waiting, slowly spreading its malevolent will, proding for weak minds and lost souls? Anselme Gartilius, A scribe's voyage into the lost Baronies *** Well, I guess the warband is done! There are a lot of things that I'd want to do differently but given my current skill level, I feel I'd better get a few more projects under my belt rather than dragging this one out. I still have to paint the bases and I'll leave this sorry bunch be. I have a lot of ideas for this setting. The next step : I am going to get my hands on my brother's old (circa 2004) chaos warrior army, and bring it to aos. So my future includes a lot of rebasing, stripping and airbrushing. The idea is to paint all these OOP warriors as very rusty lost souls, survivors of ancient wars left wandering in this desolate mountainous region. More on that later, for the moment I'll leave you with some pictures. I tried to make some clean light box photos but I still need to progress on that front . As usual all comments are welcome!
  10. Hard 6 Podcast Show Info

    #Hard6 #Hard6AP6 Hard6 is a Warhammer AoS and Blood Bowl focused podcast with two very heavily addicted toy addicts Jay Hopkinson and Adam Cunis. AP6 is 40k focused and Jay is joined by 40k Jonny for these episodes. Both formats feature tournament reviews, new releases in the AoS, 40k and Blood Bowl world, book reviews, tactics and gaming tips, hobby tips and tricks and a few exciting and original features, Gryph-Hound Racing, Hero versus Monster and Warscroll of the week. We love doing it have been for many years, recording live in London. HARD6 We run monthly competitions on both shows with excellent prize support from our sponsors and to enter its just use one of the following hash tags and enter your relevant miniatures: #hard6 #hard6ap6 Feedback is always welcome guys and we want to get people in the community involved with the show so feel free to tweet us and ask us questions. Twitter: @hard_6 Instagram: @hard6jay Email: hard6podcast@gmail.com Website: www.hard6.co.uk PODCAST FEED
  11. Skaven Blood Bowl Pitch & Modular Sewer Terrain for AOS This blog will document my progress in building a Skaven Blood Bowl pitch which will also be part of a larger modular sewer complex for Age of Sigmar. I will also discuss some of the model making techniques, tools and materials used during this project. I find the idea of building a Blood Bowl pitch incredibly appealing. It's a relatively small project that has the potential to look great. It can also be extended with the addition of a stadium with grandstands and scoreboards. In choosing to build a sewer themed pitch for Skaven this also lends itself to be the initial part of a larger project to build a sewer themed 4'x 6' AOS board. I first played Blood Bowl way back in '88 when I first became aware of Games Workshop and tabletop Wargames. It was actually the Blood Bowl miniatures in White Dwarf 108 that started my interest in the hobby. I had a few games with a friend and subsequently purchased Dungeon Bowl but never really amerced myself into the game. This latest release has piqued my interest as it has a lot of nostalgia for me, it's easy to get into and has the potential for lots of cool updates based on previous incarnations of the game. I've chosen Skaven as I've wanted to paint them for a long time and I think they look so cool. This also gives me a chance to make a start on a project that I've been thinking about for some time. Whilst at the Realms at War AOS event in Cambridge I had the opportunity to catch up with @Wayne kemp, the Skaven Master, and discuss what would be the ultimate AOS table/terrain. When I posed this question Wayne was very eloquent in saying that the ultimate AOS table doesn't exist as everyone has a different idea of what would be the ultimate. His ultimate table would be a Skaven theme, probably sewer themed whereas he said @Dan Heelan would probably prefer a Lizardman theme. I really liked the idea of a modular sewer themed board for AOS as this has the potential to be a multi-system board, possibility of being used for other games, say 40k. I'm not a 40k player but have been collecting Genestealer Cults which lends itself to this sort of environment. I've also wanted to build an urban board for some time. I came across this amazing blog, http://privateerpressforums.com/showthread.php?176894-Magnetized-Modular-Sewer-Cavern-Board-(WIP) , some years ago and have wanted to do something similar ever since. Unfortunately the blog seems to have stalled but there's plenty of great inspiration in there. Building a modular sewer themed board also gives you the potential to build a multi level board which seems to quite popular in AOS at the moment. So my initial plan is to build a sewer themed Skaven Bowl Bowl pitch. Fortunately each half of the pitch fits into a 2'x2' square allowing me to use the two halves as separate modular AOS terrain. The design will be based upon a Victorian style brick sewer with lots of arches and pipes for added Steampunk Skaveness. The pitch will be elevated on a plinth that rises out of the surrounding sewer which contains industrial pipe machinery. The bottom half of the drawing below illustrates the brick and pipework design to be used on the sides of the plinth whilst the top shows the top of the plinth with the pitch squares. I always use squared paper to draw designs for model making projects. I find it makes it a lot quicker and easier to draw, particularly when drawing buildings. I next had to decide what materials I would use for the construction. I wanted the model to be lightweight and durable as it would need to be transported from place to place. I construct nearly all my architectural terrain pieces using sheets of expanded pvc. I have used this for decades, it is lightweight, strong, easy to cut, glue and sand. It also comes in various different thickness from 1mm to 30mm. You can also score texture into it's surface to create different textures such as wood grain, brick or stone. However for this model I would he using it soley for the structure and the paving of the model. The base / flooring is 5mm, the walls are 3mm and the buttresses and pipe shelf are 8mm. I wanted to give the sides, which would be made up of brick arches, more texture and depth so I opted for blue foam (styrofoam). The tools I use for working with expanded pvc are; technical pencil, cutting mat, Swann Morten scalpel, engineeers square 7" & 5", steel rules 6" & 12", sanding block 400 grade, superglue and zip kicker. For expanded pvc thicknesses greater than 5mm I use a circular table saw for cutting. I've not used blue foam much but understand the principles of the material. When creating brickwork in foam I would usually use a biro and draw the brickwork straight on causing the brick work to be engraved. Whilst this can look good it can be inconsistent and can look untidy. This is a reasonably lengthy process due to hand drawing each piece and I wanted to have identical brickwork on each arch. So I came up with the idea of printing each styrofoam piece. I can't imagine this is an original idea as it seems so obvious however I have not seen anyone else doing this. The idea is based upon the original printing process of block printing developed in the middle ages. Styrofoam is a soft material that can be indented, so I created a 'negative' brickwork mould in which a piece of styrofoam can be pressed into using a press. The mould was made from a base of 3mm expanded pvc, the brick design drawn on then the mortar was added using 1mm styrene strips. 1mm expanded pvc was used to build up the sides to hold the styrofoam in place. The styrofoam was cut into strips 9mm thick using a bandsaw which were then sanded smooth to a depth of 7.5mm and cut to size to fit the mould. As you can see from the pic below I used two blocks of wood and some clamps to create the press for the mould. To create depth to the walls I printed smaller pieces of foam to be added to the arches. The printed pieces were then cut and glued. This worked incredibly well, was very quick to use and I was churning out brickwork styrofoam like a Victorian workhouse. This was helped massively by @Mitzy for supplying me with a massive chunk of blue foam. I created another 'generic brick' mould to use for any plain areas of brickwork I would need. To add a little variation to the brick depth I depressed some of the bricks using a piece of plastic. For the pipework I used Hirst Arts pipe moulds 320 & 321 which are fantastic quality. These are quite expensive but having a mould means you can have as much pipework as you like. I used 'low odour' fast cast polyurethane resin as I wanted it to be very durable and Quick to produce. Fast cast resin has a de-mould time of approximately 30 mins. I would need a lot of pipework so I ordered 1.5kg of resin. The two moulds would give me a variety of pipe pieces in two different pipe diameters. This should give me enough variety to make the pipework sufficiently interesting. Here's a wip pic of half the pitch. The space to the right of the pitch will be the dug out area. The squares on the pitch will be paving and the different zones are divided by gutters recessed into the pitch. The pitch will also have drain covers. More progress soon. Thanks for reading. Bish
  12. A Quick Basing Method

    For some people, basing miniatures is one of the biggest grinds of the hobby. You lovingly paint an entire unit of miniatures, set them out and admire your handywork, then realise you've now got to base an entire horde of skeletons. You want it to look as good as the rest of the mini, so you're not prepared to go half-arsed, but you also don't want to spend your life painting shrubbery. As someone regularly faced with such a conundrum, I devised a pretty rapid basing method, that still comes across looking really good, yet takes me roughly 2-3 minutes per miniature. Here's an example of the finished article, before people think I've just covered the base in red paint: All you need is: A pot of brown paint (Steel Legion drab, or any other brown - even black!) PVA Glue Modelling Sand A pack of grass (Mordheim turf from GW in this instance) Agrax Earthshade Paint brush Guide: 1. Paint the rim and the edge of the top of the base desired brown/black. Repeat for each model production line style. 2. PVA glue the top of the base, and dunk in modelling sand. Leaving miniature in sand whilst putting glue on the next one. Take first mini out, tap off excess sand, put to one side. Repeat for all models. 3. Ensure PVA is dry on first mini, and then dab Agrax Earthshade all over the sand liberally. Sand will turn a deep muddy colour, leaving larger stones a washed sandy colour. Cover entire top of base. Repeat for each model. This is the most time consuming part, taking a good half the time. 4. Once dry, stick a tuft or two of Mordheim Turf on the base. 5. Admire. This is the method I use, and it is absolutely rapid. If anyone wants to share methods they use, go ahead!
  13. Need help Painting Blue squigs

    Hello there Just saw the Heat 3 squig army and i loved the blue squigs! Any idea how they where painting and with wich colors? Thanks and have a great day
  14. I've been working on my Stormcast host on and off now for nearly a year, with the majority of what I'd call "bulk" units completed or in the final stages of painting (5 more vanguard hunters are finished but not pictured, I have 15 protectors and 5 decimators along with two Concussor conversions to paint) which frees me up to do the most enjoyable part of the army. Characterful Conversions! I've just about finished the modelling on my Lord Commander for the host (Unique model, first of the host, general) who is in dire need of a name so suggestions are more than welcome. But most of all I'd love suggestions of characters, artillery pieces or monsters that people would like to see converted up that fit the theme of stormcast so that I can add them to the host! C&C Welcome as always!
  15. 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
  16. 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!
  17. 2017 Painters challenge Deadline 2

    So Deadline 1 had me painting Nurglich (Epidermis) and 10 plague censers. Model count 11 Deadline 2 currently consists of 20 plague monks (140pts) I know, but I am getting there slowly, I think this round may have to just block, dip and highlight. I hate painting non-character infantry. plus I still have 20 bases to do too. Fen beast (Beast of Nurgle) 60 pts. this is him not finished, but after his first dip in the quickshade. A bit more work and definition and he will look less like a sh*t demon, although, kind of appropriate for a beast of nurgle. The model itself is a Malefaux, bad Juju mire golem. This takes my total model count up to 32. which for a skaven army, isn't too bad. I was thinking for the final deadline, given we will have another 500pts to play with. I might go for a Plague Furnace, A verminlord and a couple of chaos familiars. the next hand in is this coming Monday, and I will pop up another entry to show you the finished results on these figures.
  18. 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 ?
  19. 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!
  20. 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?
  21. Old and New

    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
  22. 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
  23. 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?
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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