I finally finished Wurrgog Prophet. I like the model very much, great details and very enjoyable to paint. I don't really need it for games, I just wanted to paint it.
However, I messed it up a bit: tried out new glaze medium, which worked fine at first, but left paint very glossy after painting. Then I soaked it in denaturated alcohol to get the paint off, but it is finecast model (?) and it went soft and I lost small details. Also I could not get the primer out from the smallest cracks.
I finally finished my Troggoth Hag. Very nice model, but a pain to put together - lots of mold lines and hands didn't fit together at all, plus the joints left great gaps. I used a lot of greenstuff to fill in the gaps and make it okay to look at.
But otherwise the model has many opportunities to try out different painting techniques and colour scemes. Blending the belly, trying to give everything slight greenish tinge was very challenging.
Base is Deathworld Forest with Athonian Camo
There is an upcoming small 1000 point tournament, so no Braggoth Beast Hammer this time, but for a long time I have wanted to paint and play the Troggoth Hag. So I squeezed her into my 1000 points and had a couple of test games. Both against Ironjaws and with slightly different lists. First game we played the scoring wrong and it was a short game, second was bloodbath. No pictures, because Troggoth Hag has not arrived yet, so I used a proxy. Summary is at the end.
Our small tournament will be in the end of May, so we tried some more lists. I exchanged Butcher and Tyrant for Huskard on Thundertusk, Bretonnians came with the same list. We played two games, Blood and Glory and Escalation.
Battleplan: Blood and Glory
5 Grail Knights
8 Knights of the Realm
5 Freeguild Outriders
10 Freeguild Handgunners
1 Empire General (general)
1 Paladin Standard Bearer
We made some changes to our campaign. There will be first small tournament in our area at the end of May with 1000p armies. So we wanted to try out some 1000p armies for the tournament and play with matched play rules and battleplans. Therefore we used no special abilites received in the campaign.
Battleplan: we started from the first: Take and Hold: if you have 5 models close to enemy and your own objective, you get major victory.
Today was my first tournament ever. So far I have only played against bretonnians/free people and twice against chaos demons. Therefore I was really looking forward to it.
Battleplan: Take and Hold.
Armies: 1000 points
Savage Big Boss, general (Bellowing Tyrant, I used it with his command trait giving additional hit rolls on hit rolls of 6)
20 Savage Arrow Boys
5 Savage Boarboys
Huskard on Thundertusk
I am waiting for my savage orruks to arrive and don't have any models to paint. So yesterday evening I made four simple object markers and five tokens. I wanted to do something that looks cool on the table instead of plastic tokens, but easily recognizable also. Object markers are pretty simple, but I'm quite happy with the tokens.
I used polystyrene, plastic cement and grey/white paints for tokens.
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I finally finished my last converted maneater. Converted from Stonehorn spare ogor, I tried to make it similar to Golgfag model. So I added horns on a gutplate and made a cloak from greenstuff, which was my first and therefore quite a challenge. And it did not turn out as well as I had hoped. But for the first one it is okay, I think.
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I was able to finish my heroes before the next game. Both of them converted - Knight Azyros from prosecutor and Lord Relictor from liberator. I tried to make them both as similar as possible, so very simple conversions, nothing fancy. I also painted one Paladin Retributor - I have 8 points spare from last minor victory and I am not sure, should I get Paladin now, or collect renown and then take Relictor for 16 points.
I must say Stormcast are surprisingly interesting to paint - simple, but
The skirmish campaign is at it's end - today will be the final battle. So far the Stormcast have been victorious: 1 minor and 4 major victories. As I planned, I mostly invested in high movement and ranged attacks. And after 5 games I can say that movement is one of the most important characteristics in skirmish battles. My warband's damage output is less than medicore, I won only one battle by wiping enemy out (and even there I just killed the general by dumb luck and others models ran away), o
There is an upcoming Skirmish campaign in my local shop. I didn't plan to participate, but on the last moment I reconsidered. Which also meant I was in a hurry to get some models. I didn't want to play with my usual Destruction and I have always wanted to paint some Stormcast models.
I asked from local community for spare Stormcast models and got few Liberators, two Paladins and two Prosecutors with hammers.
I converted one Liberator to Lord-Relictor and one Prosecutor into Knight-Azyr
The orruks still haven't arrived, so I got a magazine from our shop with one Stromcast Eternal mini in it. It seemed interestingly different from painting ogres, so I tried it. I wanted it to appear worn out, a bit rusty and battered, lonely Stormcast left behind deep in enemy territory.
And I just couldn't manage to make it nice and well painted. The colours are off and it looks like dirt, but not in a way I wanted. So SteelStrongs post hit the mark pretty well:
I have no idea how to
Being ill during weekend turned out to be very productive hobby wise.
All ten savage boarboys are ready. I don't like the ordinary green skin of orruks and wanted to make it reddish-brown. The boars are also brown and I still wanted orruks to stand out, so normal brown wasn't good. After many test models and trying even green colour scheme, I finally got acceptable tint and could carry on. I wanted to add them some aztec-style look (jade green and gold), but just could not get the right ton
I bought some savage orruks and savage boarboys. However, I like the forward charging posture of ordinary orruk boarboys much more, so I got some orruk boarboy bits and tried to convert/kitbash. Now I got 5 converted savage boarboys and 5 normal savages.
I replaced the body and legs. I didn't mind the metal parts, I want to make most savage orruks' weapons rusted metal instead of stone anyway. However, thay look a bit too much like normal orruks, regardless of heads and weapons/shields, so
I had some leftovers from Savage Boarboys, so I made Savage Big Boss and Wardokk from spare legs/bodies. I have Wurrgog to paint, then I think I'll stop painting bonesplitterz - as it turns out, horde armies are not my favourite to paint, I tend to get bored and therefore hurry to finish the models. Currently I cannot imagine that painting another 20 savage orruks could be very interesting. Single models are more like it.
Big Boss has body/legs from boarboy, hands from Big Stabbas. I stret
The Arrowboys are slowly getting their paints on. I kept the reddish-brown skin tone, green-gold aztec style and still couldn't manage with obsidian weapons.
But I used GW green glaze for the frst time and liked it a lot - the "emerald" earrings are made with white base and green glaze. For savage orruk heroes I try to make some glazes myself and paint only with these.
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So, I finally got to rebase all my ogre models. Instead of plain black painted square bases I now have round bases with agrellan earth, stones etc. Looks so much better.
I also completed Stonehorn and Thundertusk, both great models and lovely to paint. I will post post pictures of both round bases and new painted models as soon as I get some pictures done.
To sum up this year hobby-wise: it was surprisingly fun. I painted my first model ever in March, this year. I took a look on
I made a second Bucher conversion for my Gutbuster/Beastclaw army. I used Blood Bowl ogre. It is a little bit smaller than usual ogors, but not noticeably so, and has really nice dynamic pose. Gives some variety to otherwise quite similar and static ogors.
So I put Ironblaster ogor head on him and hands from regular Ogors. That required some greenstuffing and cutting, but it was easy enough and I hid the flaws with shoulder plates. Cauldron is also from Ironblaster/Scraplauncher kit, fille
In the last days of 2016 I managed to complete my ogor army, Thundertusk and maneater being my last models painted. I started in March 2016 with my very first model, bought Ogre Battalion box and painted my first ogor in June. Gradually I increased the army with Mournfangs, Maneaters, Frostsabres, Thundertusk and Stonehorn and I managed to finish it within six months. Altogether I now have 9 Ogors (4 bought from ebay before I decided to paint myself), 9 Leadbelchers, 6 Ironguts, Huskard on Thude
I'm in the process of making a Braggoth Hammer battalion. I already had 4 mournfangs, so I wanted to make next models a bit different to get some variety. Currently I have 3 gore gruntas, but when I get the other 3, I'll make something similar with them. If the result turns out okay.
I want to make some of them in rearing position, although repositioning their legs is much harder than it seemed. But repositioning the riders is even more difficult, because if a mount rears you lean forward
On the first day of 2018 I completed Ogor Ironblaster. I was a very nice model to paint, however, as a hindsight I must say that I should have made the cannon darker, more bronze-looking. Would have looked better overall. There can be seen my fist try of OSL shining from the lantern. It does not really look like one, but it's okay for the first try, I will try again next time. I used yellow glaze mixed with little bit of the same yellow I used for lantern.
Considering its rules I don't thin
As a little side-trek from destruction, I painted a ghorgon for my kid to play with.
The model is HUGE. It took ages to complete. Skin was done with two layers of Cadian Fleshtone plus three layers of red shade. It took some time till I got used to covering so large area with shade, so it is not as smooth as I wanted. I messed up a bit the first layer and could not repair it later.
The horns blending I drybrushed (but the brush was just a tiny bit wet) as recommended by ConOgre in his
After long pause, after painting lots of Blood Bowl miniatures I bought new Feast of Bones box - ogor half of it. Plus Great Mawpot.
I started painting them, converted some into Ironguts, Hunter and added Firebelly to the tribe. I painted Firebelly first, there is small upcoming painting contest and I wanted to try out object source lighting. It took some time and I cannot say I'm content with it, but it's best I could. As an additional remark - I haven't painted many finecast models, but
Ogres stole two catapults from their Brettonian enemies and turned them into gnoblar doom diver catapults. In other words, I found two cheap catapult sprues online and turned them into grot war machines. Grots are yet to follow, I'll make them from gnoblars.
I wanted to make wings for grots from greenstuff, but could not manage, so I went for simpler solution: grot in a bucket.
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I just finished new converted Tyrant for my Gutbusters - some day I want to try out running two tyrant list. But mostly I just wanted to paint the Blood Bowl Ogre and kitbash some weapons to him. I really like the dynamic pose of the model. It's very good alternative to any Gutbuster hero model. Or it can well be made into Maneaters. My next idea is to convert an additional Butcher from the same Blood Bowl model, but this requires a bit more than just kitbashing.
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