The Troggoth Hag is definitely a piece I believe every Troggoth army needs. It's amazing as a model and amazing on the table.
I rarely do such detailed eyes and faces but when working on a model that is the centrepiece of your army you want to spend some extra time just to make it special. This is surely the best work I have ever done on a models face and I think there is just a lot of character and emotion on the model.
My smaller Troggoths are just green and blue but for t
Hello wargamers, lore nerds, dice fiends and 'that guys'.
I figured I'd open up the first post to this blog by talking about something I hadn't put much thought into until recently, player morale. Naturally we nerds like to share our hobbies with others and love to see more people get involved in our not so little game of toy soldiers, but sometimes people lose the enthusiasm that keeps us going through those downtrodden times of broken armies, sub par battletomes or lack thereof.
I finished the dryads and got them based. As I start to see what my painting looks like it the day light I notice that I rush through models very quickly and often leave mistakes that glaringly stare me down every time I get the models out to look at. Given I don’t have a proper place to paint and the lighting is usually bad when I do get to paint through the night until 5 am on my days off of work it becomes evident I need to get a place for myself that I can focus on painting more. I have n
The first hag is coming along nicely. I base coated it blue grey, and it really changed how I looked at the colours. I decided not to use gold for the mask as I have on other models, but to instead go with “cold iron”, like the altar. I like it a lot; it’s less regal and vain, more dark and practical. The magenta cloth still adds some brightness, still in the cool tones. Only the flesh is warm. I considered going for pale blue, as if they were no longer entirely human, but decided it would be lo
Kronak, awakens. The crack of Azyrite thunder in the distance - was it a dream. Then twice more. The distinct sound he hadn’t heard for a millennium. Not like the barbaric imitation heard in this realm, the realm of beasts. More still. There can be no doubt.
Kronak ascends the roughly carved steps to the mountain peak where his decrepit tower stands. At the top of the tower, he turns his enormous looking glass in the direction of the storm. It creaks from disuse. He sees teal clad
She strode into the war room, the minions of chaos were hammering at the gates of her city. Her husband was already dead by the second battle. The mutated throngs of the dark gods would not find cowards once the walls fall she wanted to ensure that. Looking around the table she hoped to see the generals of Dasivar to be with her on that front but she was wrong. All she saw were men and women cowering at the end. She ignored them and looked down to the map of the city. “We need to set
He grasped his burnt arm as he ran down the alleyways, flipping over fences and walls with ease. Despite his superhuman vigour the one who sought his death wielded weapons that sap his vitality. He quickly made a corner and planted his back on the wall, he moved his black cloak aside revealing his charred arm. He cursed under his breath looking at the injury. “Dammit Anghel, you got sloppy…” he hissed in a hushed tone. He bought his cloak around himself and continued his escape. He was i
The High-King of Aienor rises from his decaying throne, unsheathing his sword and hoisting his barbed hook, the Hunter King sets out to deliver the shattered Sylvaneth from their pathetic queen, Nurgles rot shall prevail no more!
I'm planning to add some water texture to the left side of the base, so it looks like he's stepping into a slimy pool.
in the . background is a sneak-peak of a character I'm working on, nothing as fancy as the Aelves, but still interesting.
I've finished the first month of our painting challenge. Just in time because we have a 500 pt tournament next Saturday.
I didn't go nearly as far as I would like, especially on the Shaggoth. I'm really calling them done for time constraints. The Shaggoth deserves a lot more detail and highlighting. I'll probably come back to it next month. The target for next month is only 250 pts so I should have time.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with them. The pressure to complete helped me not
Sickly grey-green corpses, red shreds of gore, and dark charred husks intermingled down the steep slopes and littered the floors of the trenches and larger ravines. The sweet, thick smell of cooking flesh rose from mounds where bodies had been stacked and set ablaze. Purple and pink sparks occasionally accompanied sizzles and pops as unnatural gifts were burnt away. Above on one island of greenery amongst the few remaining that dotted the hellscape, Rungi and his council sat in
A silence grew in Ghyran… no twitter of birds, no squeaking of mice, no wind… just silence, unless a faint dripping could be heard…
Since the creation of the Nine Realms, silence has reigned in the Silent Cliffs, there is no hint as to why this ominous island was so silent, but it always has been.
No sound can be made there, and so the screams are silent. Ages roll by and the island stays the same, water erodes rocks within hours, the trees wither and grow anew in mere days, days are s
Just a quick update. I put the Jalopy of Doom on hold to work on my priestesses. (...of Doom).
I’ve never been excited about the hag models. Bigger hair is a fairly reliable way of depicting officers in Warhammer, but these girls just weren’t doing anything for me. I wanted them to be more mysterious, more creepy and even terrifying to the average Johann.
I finally realized the best way fix this was to use the Melusai masks. It definitely set them apart from the rank n’ file welves. Th
I've made some minor improvements/changes, and since I'm mostly done working on these guys, do you guys have any suggestions on how I should tackle the dryads? I have no idea how I should make them look...
Just a quick update as I've not taken any photos.
I decided that the harsh shadows was better, after realising that on the table top, the shadow and mid tones blend in too closely, and it's not really that visible. Those that didn't get the agrax wash on top of the bugmans, I painstakingly put it into the recesses, and the rest gave them a wash.
I'm now at the stage where I have all of the ungors, with their skin at Cadian Fleshtone level. Now to highlight, and paint in t
My first model, the chapel in my previous blog (link), had been quite a large model and while it had been a fun experience from which I learnt a lot it seemed like it would be better for the next steps to try something a bit smaller with a lot less parts. The first of these was a memorial model that was still relatively large so it would block line of sight.
This was made in 3 pieces as shown above in order to make it manageable to print on a variety of print bed sizes as well as maki
Gerhard stood in front of the desk of his Freeguild general. His office was replete with trophies of war, from orruk skulls to large beasts. There are even commendations from the Grand Conclave of Haven. The largest city within the lands of Gathilee. Yet he was not here for a commendation or a mission, he was here to be chewed out. Stefan Goldstrike sat back on his chair, he looked tense there were bags around his eyes and his brown hair held threads of grey, most likely from stress. Ge
Trying to pick a base model for my next Sigmar conversion. When looking at models to use as the basis for my Weld Guard (5up save infantry with either rifle or pike) I have three options for base models all of which speak to me for different reasons and I need help deciding:
The classic Ironsides, a nostalgic empire I look but unfortunately this could make them easily confused with Freeguild. A natural fantasy choice but nothing intrinsically Ironweld about their look
Decided to do a quick little tutorial on how I do bases for my Troggoths. Here I'm working on a 60mm base thats for my new Dankhold Troggboss.
Materials used in this tutorial are.
Cork trivet from Ikea
Mushrooms from The Battleforge
Skulls from GW
Sand and rocks from my yard
Flock from Gale force nine
Wasteland Tufts from Armypainter
Vallejo Water Texture
Paint and PVA Glue
So starting out I just used a pencil to mark the
Base coated the Dragon Ogors this morning. Trying out a new airbrush and am super happy how quick they came out. The rest will all be brush but it was nice to lay down the base coats in these big models.
I hoping to start laying in details later today.
The list style that I am currently looking at is MSU with plenty of magic and shooting.
I want an army that competes in all areas of the game and can answer the key questions that I think you need to consider anytime you write a list (assuming your goal is to win games!)
1. What if you can't out fight your opponent?
2. What if you can't outshoot your opponent?
3. What happens if your opponent is immune to your trick?
This is by no means an all encompassing strategy fo
Welcome to the Khailebron Temple.
TGA has been up a couple of years now and since day 1 it’s had the feature of starting a blog and sharing it in this community. As the owner of the site you would have thought I would have a blog! But no.
So this is my blog on my Daughters Of Khaine army, aptly named, The Khailebron Temple.
Since I first got hold of the Daughters book I have always liked this particular temple, both in terms of game play and background. The Khailebron for me are