Well not entirely finished. I have completed the models but I still need to paint the Memorial terrain piece that I built. The army consists of Warlord Paladin Sorcerer 2 x Warriors Static Warmachine Levy with Firearms 2 x Hearthguard The actual number of models I will put on the table differs slightly due to... Continue Reading →
So the final Dwarven models for my Age of Magic army have been based and are finished There are more models that I need for Age of Magic, with the exception of the Hearthguard models, so I can use them in Warlords of Erehwon. With the exception of the Reaper model I am using as... Continue Reading →
Aside from the basing the Dwarven Hearthguard are done. Normally I’d base these as soon as they were done but I have another unit of Warriors that I am going to paint and those will need basing as well. Its quicker to base them all at once. My ‘quick and dirty’ style is slowly getting... Continue Reading →
This weekend presented itself with many opportunities for painting so I managed to get the base colours and washes on some minis. I decided to use the same primary colours for the clothes and accessories on these models so that they fit in with the other models even though they are chunkier and more heavily... Continue Reading →
So I have my initial Dwarven Grand Kingdom army planned but I need to assign some figures to each unit so I can get a grasp on what I am painting. Currently the army list is: Warlord 12 Levies – Firearms 8 Warriors 1 Paladin Monster – Behemoth Warmachine – Static Sorcerer 4 Hearthguard – Heavy Weapons 4 Hearthguard – Heavy Weapons 8 Warriors I have two painted Dwarf heroes that I could use as a Warlord but none of them seem grand, or menacing, enough so I will be using the plastic Warlord that came in the older Battle for Skull Pass Warhammer starter. The Levy firearm unit is already painted as are 8 of the 16 Warriors I need. For the Paladin I have a metal Reaper Dwarf model which is in the process of being painted. The Monster is the Earth Elemental I did previously and the static Warmachine and crew is already done. The Sorcerer was painted previously which just leaves me with 8 Hearthguard and 8 Warriors to paint. So that means that the models needed to be painted are just Warlord 1 Paladin 4 Hearthgua
Painting for my fantasy forces continues with the addition of ten Dwarf warriors with axe and shield to the list. Dwarves with axe and shield They are done in the same colour scheme as the previous dwarf warriors and warmachine crew. I tried to do apply some scratch marks and damage to the shields but it didn’t really come out very well. I am debating and whether to repaint the areas and try again or just leave it. Squigs As mentioned previously, I will be alternating units for each force. So next up are some Squigs for the Goblin army. These will be two units of Hearthguard for Age of Magic and a unit of Gobble Dogs for Warlords of Erehwon. WoE also requires a Goblin handler for the unit which I have a model based and ready to be primed. It is a Goblin playing the bagpipes which I imagine would put the fear into any reasonable Squig.
I haven’t managed to get in a lot of painting in the last few days but I did find some time, and the appropriate mindset, to get some colours on a few more models. In this case it is another unit of Dwarves. These are the same eastern themed figures but this time with axes and shields. Axedwarves I am using the same colours as the last set of models but this time introducing a larger brass element, the shields, to the figures. I wanted to use one of the other primary colours on the shields but there are no cases where the shields wouldn’t then be touching an area of the model with the same colour. P3 Brass Balls to the rescue. The models currently have a wash applied and once that is dry I will be doing some highlights and finishing off the bases. After my last disaster with the GW texture paints I applied the sand to these prior to painting so everything would be nice and clean and there wouldn’t be any issues. These will be the last dwarves that I paint for a while. I have a lot of Goblin
My copy of Age of Magic showed up yesterday and after a good read of the book I sat down and put together some tentative army lists for the Dwarf and Goblin forces that I have. These are just going to be test armies and I am going to try to use my existing figures and not but anything new. The aim is going to be to get these painted and get in some games. In order to test the Age of Magic rules out though I will have to play with unpainted minis. Goblin – Horde The best list for the Goblins in the Horde army. None of the other army lists really have the feel of a Goblin force. Here is what I am planning to build and test out. (free) Warlord – Mount Beast (4 Warriors) Champion – Mount Animal (1) Sorcerer (1) 4 Berserkers – Hearthguard (1) 4 Berserkers – Hearthguard (1) 4 Warriors – Mount Animal Composite Bow (1) 8 Warriors (1) 12 Levies – Bow (1) 6 Levies – Bow (6 Levies) Warmachine – Static (1) 2 Creatures – Biped The Berserkers are going to be Squ
So my base order finally showed up from the UK yesterday. No fault of Warbases who sent the parcel promptly but between Royal Mail and Canada Post it almost took a month to arrive. At least it is here. I have been holding off on any more painting because I ran out of bases and so yesterday and today has been spent basing minis and then hitting them with primer to get them ready for the paint queue. So far today I have based close to 60 Dwarf miniatures, 36 Goblins and 18 Squigs. I also started assembling a unit of 10 Goblin Wolfriders but I will be painting the wolves first and then attaching and painting the riders. First up on the painting table is a unit of 12 Dwarves with axes and shields. Once I get a few more Goblins based, as well as some trolls, I may have enough done (just not painted) to run a game of Dragon Rampant with the twins.
So these took a little longer to finish than I wanted and I still have some small touchups to do but I can now add some heroes and a war machine to my Dwarf force. The Runelord is a Reaper figure. She clearly has the mallet and chisel to be creating runes for her magic. The other two are possible Lieutenant minis or command figures for a unit. And finally there is the completed Earth Elemental. I was going to do a bit more flocking on his base but it is almost invisible under the sheer size of the model so I skipped it. All of the models have been rebased. I made three attempts to apply the GW texture paint to the new models and in each case the paint cracked and peeled so much that you could see the base underneath the paint. I tried a brush, a sculpting tool and varied depths of paint. Nothing worked. I have had a lot of very inconsistent results with the the texture paints that have the cracking agent in them. Astrogranite Debris is a breeze to use as are the Stirland shades and the Martian Ironcr
So my plans for The Fantasy Project are to build two armies using some of the figures I already have around the house as the basis. Luckily I have a large collection of Dwarf and Goblin minis available. This won’t stop me from getting new minis (of course) but I plan to limit my trades or purchases to getting new unit types for each army. So here are the plans for each army. The actual combination of units is going to differ based on the specifics of each ruleset. Warlords of Erehwon and Dragon Rampant have a more traditional point based system while Age of Magic allows you to trade in models to purchase other units. Dwarves 1 unit of Riflemen 1 unit of light troops with hammers 1 unit of medium troops with axes and shields 1 unit of heavy troops with axes and shields 1 unit of heavy troops with pick-axes Runepriest Warlord Earth Elemental Fire Giant 2 Warmachine (not sure which ones yet) I have enough of the GEM/CP Models Dwarves to do several more units of hammer or axe troops but if I want more missi
So the first unit I have completed for my Fantasy Project are these Dwarf Riflemen. These models were ones that I picked up in a trade some time ago. Dwarf riflemen They were originally produced by a company called Green Eyed Monsters but they folded shop and CP Models picked them up. It is a fun range of figures and has several models with halberds and scimitars. They all have light armour so while they will work for lighter troops but I will need to pick up some other models to provide an option for heavier armed troops. There are twelve models in this group to provide me with as much flexibility as possible. For Warlords of Erehwon I will use 10 models for a full unit of missile troops. Dragon Rampant will require the full unit unless I want to make them a reduced model unit. Age of Magic will need units of eight if I want to make them warriors. I can also purchase two warrior units and then use the ‘missing’ four warriors to pay for some creatures or other army upgrades.
Taking a break from the Eldar to finish off a few things that have been lingering a little too long on the periphery of my painting desk...The Lot of them.Additional Cawdor and Delaque Gangers for the gangs I've already painted...The complete Delaque Gang.I'm not bothering with a picture of all the Cawdor Gangers so far, as I have another batch of them still to finish up...Necromunda Esher Gangers. Actually only four of them are Esher Gangers (three of which I recently picked up from Airborne Grove)- the one I'm using as a leader is actually Mad Donna - a hired gun, and the one in Purple and Green (second from the right) is an old Judge Dredd Perp that I've had forever (and recently stripped and repainted).Preachers and Missionaries from the Adeptus Ministorum. I'm not sure why I based Uriah Jacobus on the rounded plastic base....? I was probably thinking he'd be a "leader" of this lot and needed something bigger... but didn't have a bigger washer...? Or perhaps when I picked him up I was thinking he could be
Just simple dwarven lord riding on his bear. I have really nothing to add here.You can see how it look unpainted in this entry. My other Scibor's dwarves:Scibor Nobleman #1Scibor Nobleman #2Scibor Dwarves WarbandScibor Dwarven Standard BearerScibor Dwarven Ranger#1Scibor Dwarven Ranger#2Scibor Dwarven Warrior#1Scibor Dwarven Warrior#2Scibor Dwarven Warrior#3Scibor Dwarven Warrior#4Scibor Dwarven Warrior#5Scibor Dwarven Warrior#6Scibor Dwarven Warrior#7
This Reaper Bones Clockwork Dragon has been in a state of being nearly finished for ages. I really wanted to get it done so the next time my Rackham Tir-Na-Bor Dwarfs get an outing, they would have some Dragon support. I thought my Dwarf army would like a mechanical dragon, so that if they ever run in to a live one, they have some brass and iron to send against it.