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  1. WIP on the Mangler Squigs, lovely models but I have no idea how I'm going to transport it once it's fully assembled 😨 Personally, I really like the yellow armour, plus it's so simple to do! Building as the Loonboss variant but would like to leave the option to also run as a regular Mangler. The boss actually sits quite snuggly just dry-fitting so I hopefully won't need to mess about with magnets or pinning. As for other progress, I have started painting a kitbashed Madcap Shaman and Skragrott, as well as putting 40 bfsp grots onto round bases.
  2. Thanks! @Jackinrae The squigs were quite simple to do, it's pretty much entirely drybrushing and washes. The recipe/order was something like this: 1. Base coat with Naggaroth Night 2. Drybrush Genestealer Purple 3. Carroburg Crimson wash on top, with a Druchii Violet wash on the undersides (this didn't seem to make much difference, if I were to do anymore I'd do some heavier drybrushing on their undersides with a lighter colour first - see Duncan's Mangler Squig skin video on Warhammer TV) 4. Drybrush Lucius Lilac on the most raised areas 5. Drybrush Emperor's Children on specific areas of raised details, such as lips, boils, faces etc. I found it a lot easier to paint the insides of the mouths and tongues before gluing the faces on.
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    Favorite Paint Colors (All Time or Current)

    I like Army Painter Skeleton Bone. I use it for bone, teeth, nails, claws, off-white cloth, light brown cloth... and I use it quite frequently as a top highlight for all sorts of browns and greens.
  4. Real life got in the way for a while, but I've finally finished basing the Bounders. There is more I could do but I'm calling these done for now; I think the rust-shrooms came out particularly well (and were super easy to do). I ran out of brown spray while priming the Mangler so will need to pick up some more before I can continue painting the Gitz. Also have Skragrott assembled, and a unit of 60 Stabbas and a kitbashed Madcap Shaman being sprayed for me at my local GW (managed to win a painting competition with a 40k model and got some 'slave labour' as a prize!).
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    The Rumour Thread

    Stormvault does appear to have some models - in blue plastic, top right corner of the board.
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    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Following on from my question the other day regarding modular Manglers; today I finished the sub assemblies and it looks like it wouldn't be too difficult to magnetise the Loonboss. Part of its robe forms a cavity which sits snug to one of the squig's spikes, if I cut the spike off I should be able to glue a magnet there with it's twin in the boss' robe. Not sure what I would do to cover the bare magnet if I was using the model as a regular Mangler though. I'm also not looking forward to trying to pack the model for transport, random fiddly bits sticking out all around. I have the large GW case with the squiggly foam, not sure how easy it will be to accommodate the Mangler.
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    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    I haven't started assembling my Mangler yet, and was wondering how easy it would be to make it modular, so that I can use it as a regular Mangler or the Loonboss version.
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    Warriors of Azhya

    These are great! I really like the green cloaks.
  9. Since moving to an area that not only has an active Warhammer club, but one that includes people playing AoS, I decided to find a new army and dive back in. I wanted something which would provide some painting contrast to my 40k Harlequins, and Gloomspite Gitz were announced at just the right time, making them the perfect choice. I originally started WHFB with the 6th edition starter set (Orcs vs Empire) and also have the Skull Pass goblins lying around. O&G were my first ever Warhammer army so I am excited to return to my green roots. Over the last couple of weeks I have been steadily working on a unit of Boingrot Bounders and am really happy with how they have come out. I just need to do the bases (including the mushroom skewered on the champion's lance). I'm thinking realm of metal, so some sort of basic dirt highlighted with some metallics, possibly some blue pools to represent copper etc); for the mushrooms I am probably going to paint them as rusted metal. I love using bright colours and avoid painting black wherever possible, hence the red robes. So here they are, the 'Knights who slay knee(s)'. To do: I have 60 spear grots assembled and ready for priming (40 from Skull Pass and a fresh box of 20, including 3 metal netters), alongside Skragrott and a Mangler Squig to be assembled.
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    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Kitbashed a Madcap Shaman, I'm really happy with how it came out. Planning on painting a magical energy type effect on some of the scenery, including the snotling's back. The snotling was just trying to take a nap under some mushrooms and is now running for its life to avoid being turned into magical fuel.
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    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

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