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About this blog

Hey there,

So I, Lightbox, often like to build and paint things and show everyone my wonderful works in progress and swear that I will one day finish them.

Well time for me to swear again! Umm swear that I'll finish projects I mean. So that's what this blog will be! My projects as well as my attempts to play games with lists which will even include lovely pictures (though not the pictures of me crying when I inevitably lose)

 

Hope you enjoy reading and thanks for stopping by!

-Lightbox

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Vindenspite Lore: Adalia Neverfall, the burning Pariah (WIP)

Vindenspite is home to all manner of people, from righteous warriors to dubious scoundrels, from cocky duellists to cunning tacticians it truly is a city of different people all united by a desire to survive and flourish. Though even in such a melting pot of people there are still those who are looked upon with scorn, fear or pity. One such individual is the woman known as Adalia Neverfall, the woman who should be dead many times over, the woman who most believe is damned, the woman who's innerm

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Vindenspite: WiP Crimson Guard and the Frostqueen

So whilst for Vindenspite we have the wonderful crimson watch, the deadly gunslinging sisterhood of elite shooters their numbers just aren't enough to fill out the entire armed forces for Vindenspites attack and defence, and the Chosen and Silent Ones are far fewer in number still, as such the bulk of the Vindennian armies are filled by those of the Crimson Guard, all the brave, daring or downright crazy soldiers who train in different roles to create a well rounded force, though most of Vindens

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CoS Project - Vindenspite - The Crimson Watch and the Silent Ones

The Crimson Watch Amongst the various soldiers of fortune and swashbuckling warriors in Vindenspite there is one regiment that stands above all others in both renown and skill, the Crimson Watch. The Crimson Watch is a sisterhood whose origins date back to the founding of Vindenspite, a single squad of Aelves who were the loyal retinue of the Frostqueen herself. This sisterhood train using rifles that magically enhance their shot with flame and frost, working to unleash their volleys with d

CoS Project - Vindenspite: The Chosen

Within the city of Vindenspite there are occasions when those who are chosen by the Glimmergate emerge victorious, having made it through to the Frostflame glade and been forever changed by their experience. These individuals emerge back into the city wielding a mastery over either fire or ice alongside a powerful elemental beast that has formed an inseparable bond with them. These warriors are magically sworn to an oath of silence, never being able to speak and risk giving away the secrets of t

CoS Project - Vindenspite - Initial Lorecrafting

Vindenspite Magical gateway city of ageless swashbucklers This wonderful city name and tagline was gained from Army Name Generator - Cities of Sigmar — Realm of Plastic and once I saw it I knew it would be an amazing fit for working off lore for my next project, the project that started off simply as 'Aelves with guns'. I have put together some initial lore ideas on this city which will be cleaned up and expanded upon in later entries as I continue on this project. Vindenspit

Preparing for narrative: Battleplan WIP's

So soon I will be running a narrative path to glory campaign with 3 friends. Our general will be made using Anvil of Apotheosis and we will each get 4 starting picks/rolls from our tables. The armies so far are looking to be: -Soulblight (Myself) -Lumineth -Ogors -Undecided (Choosing between FeC, Slaanesh & Soulblight) I rolled for my starting choices so I end up with: -20 Zombies -5 Grave Guard -1 Corpse Cart (Yep, rolled corpse cart instead of vargheists or blood knig

Anvil of Apotheosis: DoK Khinerae Chariot

A recent WiP I've been doing, a cool little khinerae hero for my DoK who will have a chariot to drive around on (when she's too lazy to fly) I'm also hoping to make her able to be mounted on foot as well for smaller point games

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Anvil of Apotheosis: DoK Heroine!

Anvil of Apotheosis, also known as the one thing that was missimg from AoS for me. When I used to play 40k my favourite thing was always making my heroes and converting them up with their custom loadouts and what was cool. So of course as soon as the anvil dropped I quickly sprang into action making, and painting a hero for my daughters of khaine using a miniature I had wanted an excuse to get for ages (jain zar).  Selaina Ravenheart, my ranged rampaging head of my daughters of khaine

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10 more Zombie handgunners

Another 10 zombie handgunners ready for the painting table! This makes 20 in total now meeting my 2 battleline for 1k next steps will be to finish the ship constructs, make my black knight pistoliers and possibly make some shadow warriors using pistols and swords instead of bows. Stealth Zombpirates

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Undead pirates! CoS wraithfleet conversions WIP

So playing vampire coast on Warhammer total war and seeing another gallery post using CoS to make them inspired me to do the same. I've always wanted to do a wraith fleet army and I really like zombies so this seems a perfect fit! The first of my works in progress is my boat based monstrosity, which will either end up as a steam tank or hurricanum. Struggling a bit finishing this one but it's coming along nicely enough. I also made a black coach ages ago when they were tiny, its m

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Warcry: Cypher Lords (wip)

These guys are certainly proving fun to paint! All contrast & metallics so far. Very happy with the purple going into pink on the hair and loincloths too.

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My completed 1000 points of Kharadrons! (I actually painted something!)

Recently I took my Kharadrons to a doubles tournament in run by the @Hampshire Hammerers in Winchester with @Azamar and as such I had to get my 1000 points painted beforehand! It's my first force I've actually got painted and I'm really happy with it It's been super nice to play with fully painted models too!! We ended up coming third out of four teams which meant we lost out on the coveted engraved wooden spoons (Boo) but I managed to win favourite/best painted army! Which I'm quite pleased wi

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Prepping for free cities 1: building shooty horsies

Boy I am excited about free cities getting a book, from the start of AoS I've loved the idea of humans, aelves and duardin all working under the same banner and even wanted to do a dragon age grey warden colour scheme for them too! (Plus griffons fit that). Having gained a newfound love for shooting as well as melee due to playing a lot of Kharadron recently I have decided to finally build up my dark riders and outriders, hopefully adding some mobile shooting should be fun and I'm excited to see

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Brokk conversion! More shadowy dopplegangers

After an evening of being unsure how to proceed and then just saying '****** it I'll work it out as I go' I finished my conversion of Brokk (well i may add more shadowy tendrils but probably not) I repositioned his arms, gave him a tricorn (because -all- of my shadow pirate heroes need tricorns) and gave him a nice shadow doppleganger friend just like my admiral (since I'm probably no longer gonna always want to go dopple cloak on my admiral giving all my heroes dopples makes it more of a ulgu t

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Ironclad finished & admiral redone

So recently I finally finished the energy arcing for the realm gate on my ironclad! I'm incredibly happy with how it looks.  I also redid the skin, hair and shadow doppleganger on my admiral and I'm much happier with the results! I just need to finish the base on her (also the pics don't really do the model justice I think, it looks better in person)

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Daemon princess of aqshy wip

The current wip of my daemon princess from the realm of fire. The 'branches' will be painted up like flames as will the wings and ravens.  

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The knights of Blacklake begin to ride!

Today I finally began my project for my shyish themed bretonnians (who will be taking some mousillon inspiration) and began it in style with some grail knights! These are mostly the more modern plastic brets (will have fancy nice shield paintings) and a baron to lead the squad! (We'll ignore the fact there's no squad sgt rules ) whilst making him I accidentally broke his sword when getting it off the sprue! So decided ****** it he's getting a cool broken sword and I'll give it a story. He'

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Almost finished my Akhelian Queen!

The first piece of my new idoneth project is coming along very nicely! Still not finished as i need to add more washes, highlights and then do my base.   The idea is they're from outer realms of chamon and so the transmuting magics have begun to affect them, causing metal to seep into their bodies, replacing limbs and the like. Almost like a metallic infection.

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Akhelian queen: Built and ready for priming!

First thing I'll say is I wish the kit could do rider separate easily. Though was really hard to keep it separate with all my modifications.   Anyhoo I'm quite happy with how this one has turned out. Even if my super thin drill bits are awful and a pain to use. I do plan to add some liquid drystuff onto her mechanical arm in order to make it fit in a bit better. Kinda figured it'd be a fun touch for chamon idoneth. Gonna paont metallic scales and bits of metal encroaching on the skin l

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Which head for the akhelian queen?

So I've been toying with some heads for my akhelian queen conversion. But I'm not sure on which one! Any help? A fourth idea is a melusai helmet with the snakes cut off.

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Armies on parade: I'm gonna do it!

So anyone who knows me is going to read this title, let out a laugh and say "What? Lightbox paint to a deadline? That'll never happen!" and well... I mean I do have a track record that would prove them right but regardless I'm making this pledge. Even set myself twice a month phone reminders to keep up with it. THE PLAN: So I'm deciding to start a new conversion project for this one and that projects theme is going to be: SEA AELVES! And I don't just mean idoneth... i mean various

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Up through the clouds the ironclad soars!

And whilst my madness is still in full bloom the labour of love that gave it it's method is nearing completion. And it's really coming together!   My only issue is it's had to be more angled than I'd like to fit within the height bounds of the 'realmgate' but with the clouds it looks like it's rising up magnificently out of them! And I'm quite proud I'm pretty proud I've managed to achieve this just gotta trim the clouds for the base and then finally add on my energy arcs f

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The Ironclad Nears Completion!

So good news today. Even more work has been done on the ironclad! And once I get it finished and my special base done it will be ready to set sail at the head of my fleet! Look forward to seeing this beauty rising up through the clouds soon!

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