I finished the leather on the dwarves this week, man did that suck. There's just a bunch of tiny leather details everywhere. Anyway, the base-coat for the flesh is down now so it's that and the hair, plus decals and basing. It's unlikely that I'll get to these before Fall In! but they're playable at least.
I put the final two highlights on the blue this past week, managed to get the bases and boots based coated, and now I'm working through all the leather belts, straps and satchels on the dwarves. I was also curious last night and took one figure to completion. I didn't use a wash on the skin, I'm not sure if that's the way to go yet. You can also see the leather on this guy too, not sure if it needs one more highlight or not. Thoughts?
I met up with Peter tonight and took on his Underworld force with my Great Kingdoms Dwarves. I was leery about playing the Underworld army after reading comments about them online and they certainly proved to be as deadly as their reputation. We played the Clash of Warlords scenario using deployment C. With the way the... Continue Reading →
I met up with Peter tonight and took on his Undead Legions force with my Great Kingdoms Dwarves. I was leery about playing against the Undead Legions after reading comments about them online and they certainly proved to be as deadly as their reputation. We played the Clash of Warlords scenario using deployment C. With the... Continue Reading →
I'm gaming tonight so I won't get getting any further on these guys this week. The blue shade and base color are down, it needs 1-2 highlights next and I made hit it with a wash to see if I like it better that way. Leathers, flesh, hair and basing to go!
The wood and white have now been finished up and I started in on the blue on the dwarves. This is going to be a long one, I think. There's a lot of small areas that I'll need to be careful on. After that it's leathers, flesh and hair. Fourish weeks left before Fall In, still hoping to make it.
In order to expand my Age of Magic/ Warlord of Erewhon forces I picked up some of the TTCombat Halfling cavalry models that are being sold via Warlord Games. Specifically I picked up the Halfling Goat Rider with Spears and Halfling Mounted Command. They are fun looking models and are cast in resin which is... Continue Reading →
The last meaningful work I did on my Warmaster Dwarves was seven years ago (nearly to the day). I'd been humming and hawing about a Warmaster army for awhile now, and settled on the Dwarves when I got back from Scotland a few weeks ago. Since then I've finished the silver and gold, and laid down the first layer for the wood. I have no idea if I'll get these to a usable state before Fall In! in November, but I'm trying.
I've been painting. Some of it's been further experiments with Contrast® paints.So... eight and a half years ago I bought a pile of these dirt cheap 1/35 scale Maschinen Krieger (Ma.K) models... and haven't really done anything with them. Through long and convoluted series of circumstances and thoughts and ideas, I got to working n a few of them this last week.My general idea was that these could be part of a Rogue Trader's personal retinue. The equipment might be of Xenos origin - having been out beyond the imperium for so many years (decades... CENTURIES...!?) they've taken on equipment of xenos manufacture or design - to replace equipment that was lost or broke beyond repair along their journey. Either that or possibly a unit of mostly human mercenaries working in the employ of the T'au...?I did try converting a few to incorporate actual 40k weapons... but they mostly ended up looking goofy. The most I've left with their original weaponry and just repainting and adding pilots to the ones that are opened up
Well maybe it is a bit much to call it a ‘first’ game as both Palmer and I were getting used to the new rules, looking things up and also learning new battle boards. Maybe it is more fair to call it a test game instead. I had my Dwarven Great Kingdom force and Palmer... Continue Reading →
An odd and unusual assortment of stuff rolling off the workbench this week...Not all THAT odd and unusual: A couple of Necromunda figures - a Van Saar Juve and an Escher Ganger.The Van Saar Juve was a test figure to see if I liked the purple body suit for them. I do. I didn't want to do th standard green as my Cawdor gangers are all in Green. I was planning to do the Orlocks in mostly blue. The Redemptionists are Red. Escher are multi-coloured and Selaqure are black. Yellow and Orange are just a pain in the ass to paint.... so... purple...Speaking of Purple... an assortment of crates and drums in purple... just for a bit of variety.A couple of Hired Guns/Bounty Hunters for Necromunda. The guy with the plasma gun will have to be a Bounty Hunter as Hive Scum can only have items that are Rare (7) or lower. The guy with the twin bolt pistols COULD be Hive Scum... but he just looks a little too bad ass... so I guess they'll both be Bounty Hunters!Still 40K, but not necessarily for Necromunda... an old Psyker figur
Mr Steinberg and I had another Dragon Rampant game recently, once again it was his chaotic snail and slug slime horde against the proud and less slimy Dwarves of Tir-Na-Bor. These two forces are getting to know each other quite well, we have been fielding well used army lists for a few games now. These Elite Thermo Warriors are one of the best combat units but they are better when attacking rather than defending. The cavalry give some much needed speed, very useful for grabbing objectives. We had quite a few skirmishes where units on both sides were getting worn down as casualties mounted. The dwarves have finally finished building their Clockwork Dragon (because these Dwarves don’t like real Dragons much) and it fits the brass and metal theme for the Tir-Na-Bor army. Mr Steinberg‘s Reaper Bones giant worms are pretty gruesome looking, here are three advancing on a blue gem objective. The Belicose Boors below are a favourite unit of mine, as long as they get to charge and not get charged! Th
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My latest order from Warbases showed up today and so I was able to put my Dwarven Memorial on a base. I used on of the larger Pond Bases that I ordered. It is somewhat larger than the Renedra plastic base I had it on previously. Each Age of Magic faction has their own special... 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 →