The first few Goblin models are now done and waiting to be based. The bow troops are meant to be a levy unit in Age of Magic or a 10 troop unit for Warlords of Erehwon. Neither game need a ten model unit of cavalry but it just seemed easy to paint all ten at... Continue Reading →
In the background of the Maulers story, I mentioned that there was a tryout and those of you who have followed the Journey of the Maulers so far, will notice that the following two players are Rikoth and Rotfang. I always like to give the minis a small characterization which is kept open enough to […]
Some quick drybrushing, a few highlights and the squigs are done except for the basing. These are older models and so they lack some of the animation of the newer plastic figures. Most of the models don’t have ridges or horns on the body so I painted some stripes on them to break up the red on the body. These are a really quick paint job but I think that they will do for the moment. I have another unit of 9 that I will paint at some paint as well as the two handlers that I need to put together to use the Squigs in Warlords of Erehwon.
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 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
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In my last article on the Maulers I introduced Bonkh and Gabru. Today's introduction is a bit shorter, but it's a short character as well, so it seemed alright. I rummaged in my bitsbox for suitable models for Blood Bowl fans and found an old crew member of the doom diver catapult. I never had […]
This is an old kit one of my customers had us do. It is from Grenadier Miniatures from way back in the day. An all metal kit, it weighs in at about 4 pounds of lead just for the giant.I had to assemble the giant and the platform separately, painting them, then finish the assembly. The goblins were also left off until the end then painted and attached.Fit was okay, probably helped with my use of JB weld for an adhesive/ filler. The platform didn't line up quite right, so I added some spacers to make it a bit more level.There were several bits and goblins missing from the kit so I added some more modern bits from GW's goblins. This helps tie the model in with the customer's newer stuff.The base is a piece of MDF, Grit and texture were added, along with some cast stones. Everything was sealed, then painted. Finally I added flock, static grasses, and clumps.