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  1. Fulkes

    Shaking the Rust Off

    Darkness falls across the land The midnight hour is close at hand Creatures crawl in search of blood To terrorize y'all's neighborhood And whosoever shall be found Without the soul for getting down Must stand and face the hounds of hell And rot inside a corpse's shell -Nagash (probably) I'll be honest, I've never finished a project with as many models as we can bring to a game, and so I decided to try and do something to keep myself on task and motivated to actually finish: post stuff on the internet. The general idea I've settled on is to have very rusty skeletons for my Deathrattle army. Iron weapons caked in rust, ancient bronze coated in verdigris, and more Agrax Earthshade over the scraps of cloth than you can shake a stick at. Basically I want these guys to feel ancient, and the enemy be more at risk of tetanus than they are of bleeding out. As such, here's my first WIP model, the champion for my first Skeleton unit (sorry about the potato quality, I took the picture at night and the lack of natural light seems to have made focusing harder for my 10+ year old camera): Obviously not done yet, but I am rather fond of how dirty and old that armour feels (I spent a fair number of hours looking at old metal armour and weapons while trying to decide how rusty to make everything before settling on "very"). The rust effect is Typhus Corrosion with Ryza Rust drybrushed on to try and pick out some of the raised edges on the detail as well as give it some color to keep it from looking flat and unfinished. I know "less is more" with a lot of these sorts of things, but I feel like this hits the look I want more than being sparing about it would.
  2. Hi, this will be a big one (actually like most of my projects). Here I have a project that combines most of the aelf factions. Some of this stuff was actually in blogs before. Here are the actual armylists, structures as the Aelfengroups and subgroups Frostaelfs Fyreaelfs Shadowaelfs Not definied aelfen groups Next will be the stuff I already posted in blogs.
  3. -Gallery- I will post completed and more professional pics as I finish up projects but this is my theme. WIP
  4. It's taken me 2 years but I've finally settled on an army for AoS that I love in its entirety - the background, converting and painting (with apologies to the Khorne and Nurgle stuff I own that I've now accepted will never be painted). Honestly, I could convert and paint Flesh-eaters all day! I have so many ideas for The Sainted Court of King Gargantula that I'll probably never run out of conversion possibilities, and the small 300 point warband I've assembled so far is just the start. I'm looking forward to adding to this painting log with a motley cast of darkly comic conversions - in fact my plan is for every model in the army to be a conversion. I'll also be posting bits and pieces of background exploring the Court and its characters for those who are interested in such things. Next up I'm going to be working on my entry for the AoS28 monster competition, which will either be King Gargantula himself or a Crypt Haunter from the Knights of Deceasium. My hope is to really do justice to the Flesh-eater Courts amazing background - these are the kind of models that I wish GW made for this army, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I'm enjoying building and painting them. Oh, and I'll try to get a better camera setup somewhere down the line too.
  5. Turragor

    Turragor's Progress

    So I'm a slow painter by and large. I need to learn speedy tricks. I'm not going to post what I've painted to date (I'll include one pic I put in the display army thread elsewhere) but things I'm currently working on. The past two and a half weeks my evening hour or two has been spent on 2 concussors. These guys are quite the challenge to paint! In effect it's another LCoD from the starter set with a few more details. The first one is 99% complete and here he (or she) is! The 2nd concussor is maybe 70% complete and is next up. After that I've got 5 x paladins to build and paint, 5 x liberators to build and paint and then 4 x liberators to paint. After that, well I'm thinking of a style and faction change. Plus I've got Silver Tower to paint. We'll see! There's months of work ahead.
  6. It seems that every time I get a 2000 point army painted for AoS the rules change or the army gets a new book and I just don't have the motivation to paint a whole new list in the same colour scheme. I'd planned to start nighthaunt with the release of AoS 2 and take them to blood & glory, but having made a start I wasn't particularly enthused about painting or playing them and didn't feel like they were pushing my painting like I should be. However I'm a very slow painter so if I was going to do something new for b&g it'd need to be something low model count that was fun to paint to keep my attention. Ironjawz certainly seemed to fit the bill and also appeal to my haphazard playstylez so after some scouting for colour schemes 'Da Rusted Claw' was born. I've managed to pick a list which is only 7 units, and put together a schedule that may just be achievable so the race is on. Here's a photo of my test model and I'll update later with the rest of the first unit
  7. Hello Everyone, I'm starting a blog to document my workings on a Beastclaw Raiders Army. So far I have the start collecting box assembled as well as an Icebrow Hunter that I've kitbashed from spare parts. I'm currently waiting for paints to arrive so here are some WIP shots of the models. I felt that the models didn't quite line up with the lore so I sculpted fur cloaks/shawls on all of the riders, as well as a big leather bag for the Hunter to carry his gear in. Also, I'll add a few pictures of the Fimirach that I painted up for fun but that I'll end up using as Allies for the Raiders. And Finally, some Spiderfang Grots from an older army that I built repurposed as Swamp goblins for my Fimir. C+C's are always greatly appreciated! Bores
  8. Lior'Lec

    Ethereal/Ghostly Warbands

    I’m getting ready to paint Magore’s Fiends and want them painted using a variation of the paint scheme I use for my regular Blood Warriors but with a ghostly effect. Does anyone have any advice how I could achieve this? My first two ideas were to A) paint them with normal paint scheme then cover the entire thing with either nighthaunt gloom, nihilakh oxide or/and hexwraith flame cut 1:2 with glazing medium or B) do the exact opposite and base it with the ghost colors then paint the normal scheme diluted 1:2 with glazing medium. However I’m not certain either of these would give me the effects I’m hoping for (or if those effects are even possible with my skill level). Third option C) paint the normal scheme but make all of the fleshy bits ghostly. Seems like the simplest way but I was wanting the entire model to look ethereal including the armor. I also wanted to basically carry this concept across all of the different warbands as ghostly versions of the core game army. Does anyone have any ideas or tried anything similar and willing to share what they learned?
  9. Hi all, This will be my magical place for posting updates of my current painting mumbo jumbo. Hope this will motivate me to paint in more regular fashion Main subjects of my brush strokes are going to be those blood Khorne Bloodbound guys. So this week I have been mostly doing bases and undercoating on: - 20 Bloodreavers, - Bloodstoker - Slaughterpriest - Aspiring Deathbringer And this one big fella for a friend of mine: His base is already modeled and everything is undercoated. Goal for today is to paint the entire base and start off with wing or hopefully two We will see how it will pan out in couple of hours Will follow GW painting guide by https://twitter.com/ICantThinkEm not to the letter, as I have few alternatives in mind Regards Malin
  10. I recently found a huge stack of White Dwarfs from 98-2001 in the loft and it completely rekindled my enthusiasm for the hobby. I was around 11 back in those days and so never painted many of my models. This is my first attempt at my first 10 warriors from my ever growing fully Duardin, Dispossessed, KO, Fyreslayer and Dwarf army. I'm looking to keep this colour scheme going through the army. I'm using Local Highland slate for the bases, if anyone has any tips on creating a more Scottish Highland feel to bases let me know.
  11. Hello everyone, I've been lurking here for a short while, watching all painting and modelling threads. Slowly trying to stay motivated and keep paiting, I've had lot of trouble finishing units/models, this year however it got a little better. Firstly, here are my first 3 stormcasts out of 5, but after number 3 I ran out of motivation. All 3 separately and family photo. Secondly my 3 Screamers, I experimented a lot on them, mainly with the horns, which I painted for the first time, still not sure how to do them. First is the Alpha screamer, then other 2 and family photo Next I'm onto painting a blood warrior, hopefully I'll have some photos soon. Any comments are greatly appreciated
  12. Hey everyone! New here to the TGA forums and I'm looking for some thematic advice for my Sylvaneth! Fluff wise, my wargrove fled to the savage lands of Ghur at the height of Nurgle's invasion of Ghyran, and I have modeling ideas to reflect this (skulls and bones, green stuff feathers, spite heads for revenants etc.) But what I'm really struggling with is finding a good colour and basing scheme to reflect the realm of Ghur they inhabit. Any experienced painters and sylvaneth players have some ideas? Thanks!!
  13. C&C much appreciated, always looking forward to learning new tricks. What would you suggest I'd need to fix/learn/try to take my painting to the next level? Cheers, Sam
  14. mmmBoysNight

    Primer Color?

    How do you know what color primer to get for the figures? I was thinking about painting some Daemons of Slaanesh figures, and I’m not sure if I should use black or white primer.
  15. All models now assembled it was time to put splash a little colour all over them. I had some idea of what I wanted but I asked around, as I am very unsure when it comes to colour choice and colour scheme, and this can cause pauses in painting that last years or the thread never gets picked up again, because i can't decide what colour the sash should be or how to highlight from the base colour I've sploshed on. If I can cut out this indecision and consternation before I even pick up a brush perhaps it will help me finish a project, which is a mission statement of this blog. To get me over the finishing line. So I had some options I put out there for opinions, and finally went for a Dark, British Racing Green with White accent and Gold spot color. I would do all weapon hafts purple, extra robes, belts etc black. Weapons Leadbelcher to Stormhost silver. The Soul Grenades I haven't decided whether to do Blue glass or Fiery red to show they are explosives, so I will do a mixture of the two and see which I prefer. The model I had converted most heavily was were I would test my scheme because I had invested the most ambition into this model my motivation was at its highest. The model is a Sequitor (Sequitor Prime?) that I swapped a Blood Angel head onto, chopped the hand off, replacing it with the Darkoath Chieftan's Silver Tower, trophy Tzaangor hand, doing a rough green stuff fur/hair to hand but I'm not very good with green stuff, hopefully you can't see the join. I'm not sure the black with blue sash, works, I went for an Ash Blond hair on this model, but think I'll do Black, grey on others. Made a wash from Fenris grey for the white robes but think I went too blue so tried to rescue it later. This after trying to plan my paints before starting model to prevent exactly this happening, but I guess I minimized these sorts of hurdles for myself by planning in advance. Not great photography, sorry. I attemped to go Blue Lightning tribal tattoos on his check bones, but I think he looked better without them. I do not know how to paint the Soul Grenade vails, I used the technique for space marine lenses but i think I'll have try something else and perhaps Blue on the next model. And I'm ****** at horns.
  16. Heyo! I'll be using this thread to document my progress as I convert, kitbash, and paint my way through however many hordes of Skaven the Great Horned Rat ask of me. First up is the chainsaw-slingin' yet-to-be-named and properly painted, Arch-Warlock. He's rocking parts from genestealer cults, skitaari, and Ironjawz. I am very unsure on what his color scheme should be, so any suggestions on where to go from here is very welcome
  17. After a long while I decided to start some kind of a blog on this forum as I come here quite often and it would be good to leave some trace of my Warclan. The idea of starting a Bonesplitterz army came to my mind after seeing the new Battletome which for me had the same vibe like the oldschool Orcs&Goblins Rulebooks from the 90's when I used to play. As a sentimental hobbyst I decided to use that occasion and bring back the whole range of boyz since the 80's till last plastics. Going through the book it gave me an idea that the oldest models would be perfect for regular boyz as they were much smaller than latest Savages (they are ****** in the game anyway) and the new plastics fit the best as Morboyz, Maniaks and Stabbas. Big and Brutish. So I started browsing on eBay... spent a lot of money and got me a lot of boyz to paint... for next couple of years. I'll add all pictures gathered through last year+ of creating the Warclan. Starting with my recent achievement - The Armies on Parade. I took part in Games Workshop Warsaw (Poland) and won as The Best Scenery and The Best Themed Army. Though the competition wasn't that big (only 4 people taking part in Age of Sigmar in the shop) creating the Warclan and the scenery was a lot of fun. Here are some pictures of the Wayang Topeng Warclan. Enjoy and get ready for the story to begin.
  18. Kamose

    Tips for painting Tzaangors!

    So I'm having a bit of trouble with some Tzaangors (like in the title). I'm painting a Tzeentch army for a friend and I'm chugging along nicely. I've painted polychromatic horrors by the dozen (literally), a vortex beast, acolytes aplenty, and even a shaman on a disk and a couple of Gaunt Summoners. I've also painted the Tzaangors from the Silver Tower box and I've run into a problem. I hate painting Tzaangors. Nothing else in the army is such an utter shooting pain followed by numbness in the left arm to paint. I can't stand them. All the little swirly, wavy designs on their armor and weapons...oh my god... It makes me want to find nearest living thing and kill it. I've been saving them til last just because I really don't know how to paint them well without literally painting one model at a time. Truthfully they remind of painting Astra Militarum Scions and I hated every one of those too. Told myself I'd never go back...:'( Does anyone have tips on quickly painting Tzaangors? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated! Here's a couple pics of one the Silver Tower ones I've painted.
  19. Two years ago, I started collecting Sylvaneth and Blades of Khorne for AoS. Despite the fact that I play miniature games for more than 10 years, Sylvaneth are my first fully painted army (unlike some of my Warmachine stuff that has been sitting half-painted for years) - there's just a handful of models left to finish. I really like the look of the models and I had a lot of fun painting this army. During the next few weeks, I will post the pictures of my painted Sylvaneth models, as well as some of the stuff that I'm currently painting. So, let's kick this off with my Sylvaneth Wildwood:
  20. ClockworkGeo91

    Scheme Coherency for Tournaments

    Hi all, So I have decided to go with a red/purple theme for my Nighthaunts, yet I still want my Hexwraiths to be bright Hexwraith Green. Would this violate the paint 'Scheme Coherency' that many tournaments have? Thanks in advance everyone.
  21. "Witness now Sigmar's Power and reflect on your deeds". It was what he told the survivors and the foes, the rescued and the persecutors, all the same. It was what had been said to him at his forging and he dwelt uneasily on the words now, centuries later. What had been his deeds, and were they worthy, he couldn't remember or reconcile all of them, and it was getting worse. He meditated on the tattoo on his face, that the tribe he had once drawn together had inked permanently onto to his features to symbolise the stubborn resistance fighters against the Blue Devils called Tzaangor that terrorized their brutally short lives. He knew they meant a resiliance, a brotherhood of fighters, a defiance, a purpose, but they did not represent victory. He could feel the guilt and disenfranchisement the tattoo seemed to represent too now. He kept struggling to fix what his purpose was again? He had witnessed the power of Sigmar but had not witnessed the end of the battle and now he was the power in a new war. A long war he couldn't quite remember all the pieces of. Hios deeds in this war, what were they? His great power what was its purpose? A tug on his robes broke him from his trance, a tribesman of sort, in bright colours with sleeves that ballooned ridiculously was desperately trying to impart something. "Incursion! They are amongst us! Deamons! Deamons! From their mouths! They ate her, we only asked for food" The human cried in alarm "Thank you good citizen! Which way?" The stormcast replied, eyes tightening in determination. A spray of colour and limbs smashed through a wooden window shutter and onto the street, it corrected its form into a squat , toothy, mass of tendrils and immediately got split in two by a great cleaving blow from the Stormcast. "Sentinels! On Me!" the Stormcast roared as he set about his violence with practiced precision. I have decided on a background and name for my Stormcast Eternals army. The Thunderhead Sentinels. Sentinel is the local news paper and i like the implied violent anticipation of a Thunderhead. I envisage them as a tribe in the first founding of the Realms that carved out an existance in a land dominated by Chaos and in particular the worshippers of Tzeentch. In will-power and resiliance of this tribe to bloody mindedly make a life in this hell drew the attention of Sigmar who over a thousand years of generations of this tribe would pluck the great warriors from it to ascend to Azyr. The tribe is long lost. Maybe it was wiped out, maybe it fell to chaos worship and dissolved, maybe it evolved into civilization and new prospects. It is no more however. The tattoo's serve to help with the flaw in Re-casting after each death as it gives an anchor to their soul and their personality but to a deep past and not the present events. This gives a reason for more faces on my models, they retain a bit of humanity but they fear becoming the faceless mask and are trapped with a sense of failure of a former life.
  22. TheMadJester

    The Ogors of the Ghur Jungles

    The Ogors of the Ghur Jungles Hello everyone. So this is the start of my Aztec themed Ogor army, to be exact i will be using the Beastclaw raiders army book. This is going to be my first proper Age of Sigmar army and I wanted something that was unique and didn't require me to slave away on like 20 models for just 100 points. Current aim is to work on my 1000 point army list. Huskard on Thunderrusk 4 Mournfangs 1 Stonehorn Only 6 Models!
  23. Malburr

    Elgi-Bar: Grundcorps

    When the Nighthaunt legions rises from the graves to wage thier war of souls, the need of protection has risen as well. And where there's need the Kharadron overlords are fast to meet that demand, taking advantage of even these troubled times. To complement the arkanaut companies of Rereksfjiord, gunnery sergant Askgrem Boltbinder and his unit of thunderers has been hired together with a gunhauler.
  24. In my first hobby post of the blog I'd like to show the origins of my longest running project, my pirate themed Anvilgard Allegiance list. I was given an unopened box of Black Ark Corsairs almost 2 years ago, and from there I was interested in the idea. The aesthetic was something I really liked, but I was disheartened by the rules available (Allies were not yet a thing and the Free City rules were but a glint in GW's eye) so I shelved them, taking them out only occasionaly as a palette cleanser. Over time I acquired more models for this army, always second hand and pre painted, old and forgotten models put aside during the rollout of Age of Sigmar. I hoarded these away an told myself I would get to it, eventually. I dedicated my time largely to painting my Skaven Pestilens force, and took them to every tournament. At first I got utterly steamrolled, by good players with better armies. But over time I learned how to make the force work, I started to catch people off guard, play objectively and even win games. And I thought to myself "if I can win with this goofy army, surely I can make a mixed order pirate list work". So I promptly filled a bucket of detol and dumped half a hundred models straight into it. Some were caked thick with paint by inexperienced painters, some were simply a scheme i didnt like or want to paint over the top of. Some made it through the stripping process in tact, others went to the surgery table to be modified with spare bits from other dark elf kits to become servicable again. Here's a look at a few being drained of their detol before some light scrubbing. Not pretty, but they would be eventually. Check back next time to see what they would go on to be, more pictures below.
  25. Hello folks and welcome to the Painting Contract for April 2018! If you don't know the rules they are: Each month you post an amount of models that you agree to try to paint/build/convert/sculpt. This can be terrain, models, Warhammer Quest Silver Tower/ Shadows Over Hammerhal, Blood Bowl or Shadespire as well as AoS of course. On the 28th of the month the contract closes and you can then post your progress images so that they can be critiqued, shared and boasted about. It is a great way to get involved in the community and to get inspiration. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone share their progress! Enjoy! @Mohojoe & @TheOtherJosh
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