I have finally finished my Runefather. This was a real interesting thing to paint, and I admit I cut a few corners to get it done but I'm still super happy with the end result.
The base I think came out particularly well. The icicles are made of melted flying stands, trimmed and hit with a gloss varnish.
Finally, here is the entire painted army as it currently stands! Hope you enjoy:
Hi there guys,
Update on the Runefather. The Runefather himself is almost done, and the base is finished.
Still have a lot of work to do on the horns and spines, as well as some more highlighting on the black and lots of details. Definitely more than halfway there.
I am super happy with the base. The driftwood turned out fantastic, only took a few drybrushes. I added the icicles on a whim but I think they look great! They are made from those GW flying stands, melted and trimmed. Just stuck em on and hit them with some gloss.
Thought I would also give you guys a picture of the army as it currently stands. I've put a few undercoats on half of the vulkites, ready to go after the magmadroth is done.
What do you guys think?
I've made a start on my Magmadroth mounted runefather. I've put a lot of the basecoats down, and done a bit of work on the carapace. I did a lot of experiments and this is what I came up with, orange/bone scales and black skin. A tad unsure on it, but I'll stick with it and see how it turns out.
Working on the base for this one is exciting. A year or so I collected a bag of driftwood while at the seaside and I've been keen to make use of it, and found my first opportunity with this guy to make a large rock for him to stand on. I think it'll look great drybrushed up and covered in snow.
The runefather itself is a lovely little thing, lots of detail. I've left him off the seat (and the magmadroth off the base) for ease of painting.
Will post when I've made a bit more progress.
Finished up my Hearthguard!
I actually had a much quicker turnaround on these than I usually do, and am very pleased with how they turned out. I especially like how the skin turned out. I could have spent a lot more time on the silvers in hindsight, especially the axe blades, but I am happy with this quality for this army. What do you guys think?
Hi there guys and gals,
Made pretty good headway into my 5 Hearthguard Berserkers.
I decided to go for the axes as they seem to put out more consistent damage at smaller unit sizes.
My only challenge was deciding how to better define the Karl of the unit, as from the top down you don't really notice the thicker plume in comparison to the double plume of the Vulkite Karl. My solution was to paint the detailing of the axe in gold. Hopefully this will make him stand out when they are done.
Lots of highlights and detailing, then just the bases and these guys are finished. Should get round to finishing them in the next few days hopefully.
Hi there guys,
This is the blog to track the progress on my new Fyreslayers army for a Path to Glory campaign I am taking part of. I will try to post updates on all my painting progress as well as finished model pics and any games I may play.
The Hrongar Lodge
Dwelling in the blizzard swept Infinite Spires of Hysh, the Hrongar Lodge weather vicious cold in their quest for Ur Gold in the mysterious Realm of Light. They carefully harvest crystalline marble to imbue their weapons with a magical aura, allowing them to strike with unnatural speed and precision.
I rolled relatively neatly on the Path to Glory table, so my starting warband will be composed of:
Runefather on Magmadroth
10 Vulkite Berserkers
5 Hearthguard Berserkers
After way too many test models, I settled on a colour scheme and painted up my first full mini: Onund, my Auric Runemaster.
I'm very happy with how he turned out and hope I can replicate this standard across the rest of the army, considering it is relatively small. I did the base using army painter tufts and the new GW Valhallan Blizzard paint, and I love how it looks. It is fantastic for fresh snow and is super easy to use. Big fan.