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  1. swiftmus

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    I've sent them an email, so hopefully I can get it resolved quickly
  2. swiftmus

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Picked up my order today (Battletome and a box of hoppers) and my squigs only came with 9 bases. I've looked everywhere but I'm pretty sure I haven't lost the 10th base. I ordered online from a 3rd party store, is it worth me contacting GW at all? I've heard they are really good with issues like this but since I didn't order from them direct I'm not sure.
  3. swiftmus

    AoS 2 - Ironjawz Discussion

    Can Ironjawz ally with GG? Saw a list on the previous page with some Bounders, which I have on order and the rest could be easily built up with SC boxes which makes it relatively cheap. Are squigs a good addition to an IJ force?
  4. swiftmus

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Any thoughts on mixed lists involving elements across the 3 sub-factions? I'm liking the idea from a painting-variety point of view of having that Arachnarok shaman in a Squig list. In the interests of saving some money I was also hoping to use the BFSP grots I already have (plus I've ordered a box of hoppers), so any thoughts on mixed lists with some squigs and infantry would be great.
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    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    I actually really like the colour scheme on these trolls, any ideas how I might achieve a similar effect? I'm thinking starting from a pale base colour, either grey or white and building up thin layers of washes/ thinned paints maybe.
  6. swiftmus

    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Started with Orcs and Goblins with the 6th edition WHFB starter set and still have the Skull Pass Goblins from the next set - it's time to return to AoS and reach back to my greenskin roots! Ordered the battletome, a box of Hoppers and some round bases for the Goblins I already have; I'm aiming to make a skirmish force to begin with.
  7. Looks really cool! I'll have to take a trip down to London to have a look sometime.
  8. swiftmus

    Is a Grand Alliance Order army still valid?

    I'm planning to return to AoS and a mixed order army is something I'm considering - would give me the chance to paint a variety of models which helps keep me motivated. However, I don't really know where to start as there is so much choice; I'm particularly interested in elves, sylvaneth and dwarfs but I also like big monsters (including Stormcast heroes, dragons, freeguild griffons and the stormcast cavalry). Is there an up to date guide anywhere or could someone post a rundown of what leaders/battleline etc work well in a GA army and rely less on being mono faction for bonuses.
  9. That's the beauty of it though, it's really easy to do and looks great! You just might need a little patience while waiting for each layer of wash to dry
  10. You can also blend different coloured washes together using that method, for example I did some Space Marine scouts in the style of the Alpha Legion models from Forgeworld. So over a metal base I was washing blue from the bottom of each armour plate to the top (so that more blue pools towards the bottom halves) and then in between the blue layers I did layers of green starting from the top of the plates and working about 75% down. With multiple layers (about 3 of each colour) the final result is an almost pearlescent effect which looks more green or blue depending on the angle you look at them.
  11. Well the easiest way to do coloured metallics would be base coat metal (might as well spray them) then build up thin layers of coloured washes. I haven't tried myself but you could even highlight a darker metal basecoat with silver, then when you do the washes you've already got the lights and darks.
  12. I'm back! To coincide with the release of the new edition of 40k I kind of got swept up in the hype and bought and painted a 2000 point army that I will likely not get around to playing very much. I have a new mission to improve my painting and am planning on focusing on some individual models (from a mix of manufacturers). I've almost finished the Nomad Prince, I just need some new purple paint to replace my old pot of Liche Purple which has finally given up, pictures to come when finished! I've also signed up for Armies on Parade 2017, here is the board so far: If you saw my Slaanesh demon army in the 1k project thread, my plan is have the Slaanesh symbol (minus the crescent at the top) done in the blue/green chaos corruption I did for the demon bases. The crescent area is going to be a small section of decadent palace within the Realm of Chaos, with a portal at the top of the 'neck' leaking corruption into the world. The corruption will be filled with my Daemonettes streaming out while the central area of the ring will have some Ogors that I painted before. I'm thinking something along the lines of the Ogors dug up some cursed treasure (gold is a big theme for them) which would be in the centre of the ring. In the palace section will be an agent of Slaanesh, made from a minor conversion of another of the Eldar triumvirate models: I've added a longer handle to the weapon, making it a spear, and created a Slaanesh symbol on the chest out of misc bits. I'll chart my progress on this as I go, I'm pretty excited and I hope the vision in my head works out in reality
  13. swiftmus

    please delete

    please delete
  14. swiftmus

    A Quick Basing Method

    I've always disliked basing and it was a massive turn off for returning to the hobby (when I did return I tried bare bases for a while). The new texture paints are exactly what I need, just paint it on then wash and/or drybrush to taste for bases that look great with minimal effort.
  15. swiftmus

    Need a 'hand'.

    From what I remember, that arm is a little bigger than an Ogre arm, so you'd be looking at larger than ogre models for a suitable hand. Perhaps a Bullgor?
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