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  1. Thanks! Not sure about doing a guide, but I’ll try and get some close ups to help show what’s going on. Honestly, it’s a lot of trial and error, gluing together bits then ripping them apart when they don’t quite work. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted to do with the “balcony” and Drakespawn, but had to scrap other ideas that wouldn’t quite work with the pieces I had. It’s fun and frustrating in equal measure.
  2. What head’s did you use for the shamans? Vampire counts? Love the feral look they give
  3. Ha! Those are brilliant! I love armies with a strong, unique theme to completely different them from anything out there. White fur was an inspired choice, they really stand out well against the red armour, and give them a bit of an otherworldly appearance. Can’t wait to see more!
  4. Thanks! Yeah, I love the dark elves and eldar aesthetic, pointy spiteful malice is the best. I’ve been painting for... (oh god, math is hard)... carry the one... 32 years. Dammit. I’m older than dirt.
  5. Could you leave us old timers just a little bit of granularity in the game? Please?
  6. Working on my Dark Elf themed Hurricanum, which I’ll also use as my Bloodwrack Altar for my Daughters of Khaine army. I’ll have a different crew for this when using it for my CoS.
  7. Nice! Will your whole city have the Arabian theme?
  8. Still have some work to do. I’m going to add her right arm, with reins leading to the Drakespawn. I also plan on a second crew; the Medusae will be the driver for the Bloodwrack Altar, but I have a sorcerer planned for the Hurricanum, possibly with a second crew member whipping the lizards to a frenzy. I’ll use rare earth magnets to allow for the switch, and I now have a unit that’ll fit both my armies. How’s that for efficiency? Stay tuned.
  9. Wow, my elves have been on hold for eight months now. I needed to sell my house to downsize, and that meant packing away all hobbies and distractions while I shifted my attention to house repairs and upgrades since the seller’s market has been brutal for the last five years. I honestly wasn’t sure if I could find a victim, er, buyer, to pay enough so I could afford the move, but here I am, finally, in my new home. So. The new Cities of Sigmar book was quite the pleasant surprise, giving me something to dream about while replacing flooring and painting bathrooms. I’ve been enamoured with the dark elves for over twenty five years, and as much as I like the Daughters of Khaine, I’m more excited by cold one knights and corsairs. The cold, efficient brutality and pokey heavy armour gets my imagination going, and I ended up with literally dozens of conversion ideas. With the house sale complete, I rushed out and picked up several kits to make these dreams a reality. First up; a Hurricanum/Bloodwrack Altar. To be honest, I wasn’t too sure I’d build the Altar for my girls. I’m never excited about duplicates when it comes to large kits, and this was no exception. But after reading through the CoS book and comments about the weaknesses of “pure” CoS elf lists online, I realized a Hurricanum would be a requirement for a competitive list. I’m an average player, and play for fun more than wins... but wins need to be an option, at least, if I’m going to keep playing. I saw the new Anvilguard Get Started box, and knew I wanted a Kharybdis and extra Corsairs... But what about the chariots? Never really been on my radar. Until now. I realized if I combined that with an altar, I could replicate a lot of the the aspects of the Hurricanum; two powerful mounts with a “balcony” looming above, all pulling a massive eldritch contraption. Perfect. So, here we go;
  10. 20 years ago I moved to a new city with my wife and two young’uns (4 y/o and 6 m/o) to start a new job. Money was tight, and I was needed at home evenings and weekends, and that’s when I returned to painting my little plastic soldiers after a five year hiatus. It was actually pretty productive, hobby-wise. I didn’t play at all, but got a lot of painting and conversion time in, and was always around my girls. Hobby-wise it was a blessing in disguise... I had enough time to practice painting, enter a GD and win a Slayer Sword. So... I agree with the people who say pick your favourite army or two and purge some stuff. Put the money away for your kids, maybe a bit towards a rainy day fund for growing your army. Have a dedicated painting table, even if it’s just a small fold-up TV tray, so you can hobby in those short breaks between baby naps and feedings. And do not feel guilt (unless you’re ignoring the wife and kids ). Humans need mental health breaks. Painting is a “zen” thing for me, helps me relax and tune out the challenges of being an adult for a while. As long as you’re not ignoring your family, it’s good for them too because you’ll be happier and calmer in the long run. I just moved into a smaller home last month, and even though I’ve got boxes to unpack still for some rooms, I desperately need painting time to de-stress after all the commotion. So I’m stealing it when I can, even just assembling models on the couch. Life’s too short to give up hobbies completely. Good luck!
  11. Perfect, thanks. That’s exactly what I was looking for. I haven’t been to happy with my own leaf attempts, and yours really enhance the autumn feel... they beautifully match the tree, and the warm tones in the elf and wolf.
  12. Absolutely stunning work, Tidings. I love the autumn tones throughout. It’s and incredible display piece. Where did you find red leaves?
  13. I have a love/hate relationship with GW naming. Hate, because they are ridiculous. Love, because they work well in a vacuum. Even without reading a single piece of fluff, I know that “Necroquake” is a disaster related to the undead faction. Silly, but effective. If someone said “midichlorians” to someone who had never seen a Star Wars movie, it would mean nothing. Call them “Jedi steroids”, or “Space Wizard Mana”, and people would have an instant opinion of what they might be. It’s easier to get new people involved in a vast, growing universe. I would prefer they used names like “Marienberg”... but I understand their logic. That name doesn’t tell me thing about the setting, compared to “Graverot”. I suspect the tourism board for the latter town has a much tougher struggle to get visitors.
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