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  1. A bit of progress on the Nurgle guys - after having played practically every game with a Harbinger of Decay as a general, I wanted to try something different, so I've put together a Lord of Afflictions, which I think came out pretty cool: I think the standard one is very bland, while this one is quite a bit more menacing. Also, a bit of colour on the tree - much more to come, but hey, it's something. Also, I'm working on Gnarlmaw #2, which is more of less scratchbuilt.
  2. Thanks a lot. I've tried to do an explanation on how I do shoulderpads for larger miniatures. 1) I basically start by cutting out and bending a thin piece of plasticard, glueing it in with the help of a couple of blobs of greenstuff. The greenstuff is enough to hold it for now. 2) I then mix up my favourite 2:1 mix of milliput and green stuff (seriously - try it - your sculpting will improve SO much. ) and slobbered it all over the plasticard. I got the basic shape done by using my fingers and clay shapers, but don't worry about it - it will get better in the next step. 3) Once this is completely dry, I remove the shoulder pad from the miniature (easily done by carefully prying the green stuff off) and start shaping and refining it by filing, scraping and sanding with sand paper. I left this one a little rough on purpose, but it's pretty easy to get it completely smooth, with 400 grit sand paper. 4) Once it is smooth, and I am happy with the shape, I start destroying it, as described on this picture: Lastly I glue it back on; by doing it as a separate piece, it looks like an actual piece of armour, and not a cartoon. Still needs the leather strap thats holding it done.
  3. Well, this has been a while; I've been busy with my Squig army for the Gloomspite Gitz, and I needed a break from the little blue guys. I took a small detour and made some reinforcements for my Nurgle army. I've only used a Harbinger of Decay as a general, and for some reason I haven't considered the Great Unclean One as a general. After looking at his warscroll, he seems really cool and brings a whole new thing to the army (one of the things I really like about AoS is the way a general can change an armys synergy), so I decided to try him out. Last january, the new plastic GUO arrived. A buddy had given me a recast version of the FW GUO some time ago, and while I really like the quiet menacing look he has, I like the new dynamic pose of the plastic GUO even more, so I got one, and started to go to town. I gave him the classic iconic sword and flail (mostly because it looks cool), but while building him, I was wondering where to put the dark green I use for the armour of my Nurgle army, so I got the idea to make him a gladiator style shoulder pad. It'l obviously get scratched, dinged and rotted up later, but the basic idea is there. Also, for some reason I felt compelled to have a tree with bells growing out of his left shoulder - I'll try to come up with some fluff to explain it. Please note the adorable nurgling posing on the branch. The other addition to my army is a Gnarlmaw. While it has some pretty cool rules, the real bonus, I think, is the way it gives extra contagion points. So I needed one. However, I wasn't really a fan of the model as is. The branches seemed to weedy to my, and I felt GW missed a chance to make a REALLY creepy tree. I started experimenting with some spare wyldwood trees, and once it got glued together and greenstuffed, I like it much better than the standard. I'm still deciding whether or not it needs the bells. A few shots of some the army, since Dropbox removed the links:
  4. Batch painting 30 Boingrots and Squig Hoppers... 😆
  5. Slowly but surely, I'm getting these little squiggies painted. While it may not look like much, I can assure you, highlighting and blending 30 Squigs is. 😆 I've gotten the blue done on all 30, and as you can see, starting to paint the mouths on the first 10. I'm taking this 10 at a time, doing the gums and teeth, since I was starting to go bonkers painting 30 at a time. The blue may need some touch ups here and there, but for the most part the front row of squigs are done (the riders obviously need to be painted next). Thankfully the mouth and teeth are pretty easy and quick to paint, so I'm hopefully getting to the riders soon. Still, even a picture such as this is unforgiving - I'm starting to notice all the little blotches, errors, bad blends, etc - I need to remind myself that these guys are meant for the gaming table.
  6. Thanks a lot! I'm glad that I can inspire you, although I don't think the mountain king thing is original by any means - I've seen at least 3-4 other people mention the same thing, but I haven't seen it done yet. And thanks for the kind words about the army - I'm really looking forward to seeing it on the battlefield, but it's quite a bit of work to highlight/blend every single squig - I've just gotten 4 more done tonight, so I'm up to 20 done squigs (only the blue colour, mind you - then it's on to teeth, goblin skin, robes and metals 😐 ), but I still think it's gonna be worth it. I'm trying to mentally compare it to a space marine army - 30 "grunts" are absolutely doable, even to a pretty high standard. And once the squigs are done, there's only the mangler boss, the giant, the mountain king and 6 trolls to go, then I'm up to 2000 points fully painted. 😎
  7. ”Squarf” has to be the best sound a gryph hound ever could be imagined to make. 😄
  8. Update on the painting progress; Well, I just wasn’t satisfied with the look I was getting - they looked a bit too rough, and well, drybrushed, so I decided to man up, take my time and layer/highlight them all. It takes somewhat longer, but the result is much better, and hey, it’s only 30 models. I can do this. I’ve done about 12 now, but a nasty cold has kept me more or less in bed for the last two days. Hopefully progress soon. A pic of how they look, with layering;
  9. Thanks a lot - yeah, I'm really looking forward to seeing this whole army on the table as well - I think it'll look quite striking! Thanks! Thanks! Yep, I'd considered giving him some rope or chains to hang onto as well, but last night I actually got the idea to attach a small wizards tower to the rocky back of the troll, either carved from stone or built upon a ramshackle wood scaffolding. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update: This is MADNESS! No. This. Is... ...Batch painting 30 Boingrot Bounders and Squig Hoppers! There's no two ways around it. Painting battle line, especially lots of them, is boring to me. But I'm determined to actually get this army painted, so I've decided to batch paint every single squig in one round. This way I won't get tempted to "save one unit for later", since none of them will be finished if I don't paint them. Seeing as I've managed to get them ready for the two final highlights in two nights (about 6.5 hours = 13 minutes pr Squig so far), I'm keeping a pretty good pace. My plan is to get in at least an hour or two every night, and I'll hopefully have them done at the end of the month.
  10. Wow - Incredible ideas and conversions. The Dryads look amazing.
  11. Thanks a lot, guys! 😊 It's a few steps, but very simple in practice: Basecoat VA Falcon Turquoise Wash Coelia Greenshade Drybrush Falcon Turquoise Drybrush Temple Guard Blue Drybrush Baharroth Blue Wash 50/50 medium/Coelia Greenshade Highlight/glaze with VA Blue Green Edge Higlight Baharroth Blue ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi guys - although it's been a busy weekend, I managed to get a few hours of hobby time this sunday evening, where I got to work on my (Privateer Press Hordes) Trollbloods Mountain King, that had been sitting in dishwash and water for some hours. I really like the idea of a giant troll being a hero in this army - but I just don't like the aesthetics of the Dankhold Troggoths, and the Forge World Troggoth Hag looks bad - in a bad way. I really don't like that miniature at all. However, the size and the concept (rules and abilities) were cool, so I decided to make something out of the Mountain King, which I've liked since I first saw it. Privateer Press are weird in that sometimes they make amazing miniatures, other times they look like... Well, poo. Anyway, this is a great miniature. The size, the pose, and the details. Great cast too. There are a ton of gaps to fill on the rocks on his back, but this is pretty easily done. The idea is that Murr-Loon, da mighty Shroomwizard, advisor of Arr-Durr, has somehow magically tamed this gargantuan troll, and rides the troll into combat (hence the magic abilities). The Troll throws rocks in every direction (6 vomit attacks, at 10") and hits very very hard (bulk and fist attacks). I won't be doing too much to this miniature, as I really like it as is. I need to figure out exactly how to make the shaman stand of the shoulder of the troll (I imagine him holding a chain, bolted to some of the rocks?), remove the last of the troll whelps emerging from the trolls skin, and figure out how to make some ears. First the photoshopped concept sketch: Here he is (excuse the lump of blu tac holding his head into place while the green stuff is drying): And here you can see a close up of the face; Trollbloods don't have noses, which make them look very distinctive; this I needed to remedy, so I used a spare nose from the Rockgut kit, and modelled it onto the face - still needs greenstuffing, which I've tried to emulate with Photoshop here - I'm still pondering what I'm gonna do about ears though - any ideas? (Rockguts and River Trolls are a bit too small for this) - but his new nose makes him look much more like he belongs in the Warhammer universe: As always, comments and critique is much appreciated.
  12. Hi guys - I wanted to show off an idea for my Squig Army. I've always liked the idea and concept of Giants and I wanted to include at least one in my Gloomspite army - but I had to do something with it, both being a compulsive converter, and wanting it to fit into the Mushroom theme better. It didn't take long before I began to get this idea of mushrooms infecting a living creature (a bit akin to that horrible fungus thing ants can contract), and an idea of the model began to form. I took the most mindless head from the gargant kit, reposed the legs to make them look more zombie-stagger-like, and attached a bunch of mushrooms to his body and back (including the top of his head, them coming out of his brain - ew!) Being completely Shroom-Zombified (totally a word), he needed a grot minder, giving him orders, and his own little lookout barrel. I'm really digging the vibe of this guy.
  13. Hi guys - a bit more on the Gloomspite Gitz project. I've always liked the idea and concept of Giants and I wanted to include at least one in my Gloomspite army - but I had to do something with it, both being a compulsive converter, and wanting it to fit into the Mushroom theme better. It didn't take long before I began to get this idea of mushrooms infecting a living creature (a bit akin to that horrible fungus thing ants can contract), and an idea of the model began to form. I took the most mindless head from the gargant kit, reposed the legs to make them look more zombie-stagger-like, and attached a bunch of mushrooms to his body and back (including the top of his head, them coming out of his brain - ew!) Being completely Shroom-Zombified (totally a word), he needed a grot minder, giving him orders, and his own little lookout barrel. I'm really digging the vibe of this guy. Also, 3 more trolls, with some minor conversions and swaps.
  14. Woohoo! First unit done! 70 points! Only 1930 points to go! 😉
  15. Hi guys - seeing the amazing new gloomspite gitz, I couldn’t help but start a new Squig themed army. The army will be as follows; LEADERS LoonKing Arr-Durr: Loonboss on Mangler Squigs (300) - General - Command Trait : Fight Another Day Da Wizard MurrLoon on da Walking Castle: Troggoth Hag (380) UNITS Da Squierz: 5 x Squig Hoppers (90) Da Uvver Squierz: 5 x Squig Hoppers (90) Sir Gawaaagh and da Knightmares: 10 x Boingrot Bounderz (200) Sir Perciwaaagh and da MidKnights: 10 x Boingrot Bounderz (200) Da Horsies: 6 x Squig Herd (70) 3 x Rockgut Troggoths (160) 3 x Rockgut Troggoths (160) BEHEMOTHS Aleguzzler Gargant (160) BATTALIONS Squig Rider Stampede (140) ENDLESS SPELLS Scrapskuttle's Arachnacauldron (50) total: 2000 pts I’ve bought, cleaned, assembled and based everything, except for the second unit of trolls and the troll hag (which will be converted from at WM/H trollbloods mountain king (on it’s way - it's gonna be cool, a shaman riding a giant stone troll to war - Merlin riding Camelot), and I’ve spent the last week trying out some different paint schemes. I have an unfortunate tendency to be way too ambitious with my painting, which results in my projects ending up infinished, so I’ve lowered my standards a bit, finding solace in the idea of “finished is a quality in itself”. 😊 Another dogma; almost every army or warband I've ever done has been muted, natural hues, not quite Blanchitzuish, but in that vein. While I think it's a great look, and I like the gritty realism: ... they just don't "pop" out on the table, and I wanted to try to do that for this army - therefore I wanted to try out a really vibrant colour scheme that would go POP on the table. Here is the finished tester. The blue is quite quick (about 20 minutes pr squig, being mostly drybrush and washes), the teeth taking a bit longer and the green on the grot being a bit t8me consuming as well, but I’m aiming for about 40-50 minutes pr Battleline model as a goal. I’m hoping to use this thread as a blog of my progress, so hopefully some more pics soon. 😊
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