Old World Army


OWAC2 - Army Pose

Hi All,After submitting my Army pose post for The Old World Army Challenge, I realized how terrible it was. You can see the post here.First I did a terrible panorama.I realized after putting the post together that I had left out one skeleton archer because I had to glue the giant arrow back in his hand.I had wanted to recreate the Kev Adams pose from Warhammer Armies, but i couldn't manage it in the space I was using. As you can see I was already annoyed because I had been "disturbing" my kids while they were trying to watch Futurama.Iannick made a comment about my expression, so I fixed it.Anyway, I neglected to put the army total in my wrap up.10 Grim Reapers 120 points1 Skull Chucker + 3 man Crew 60 points20 Zombies with Standard and Musician 88 points10 Skeleton Archers 120 points1 10th Lvl Liche Doombinder 150 points5 Death Riders 105 points1 Plague Cart 100 pointsBonus Army(?) Standard Bearer 24 points?For a total of 1031 points and 72 or so painted figures.I wish I had time to bask in that, but I don't

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OWAC2 Final Submission

Hi All,I posted this to the OWAC a few days ago, but not all of you may be dialed into that blog. So here it is again if you did see it.These photos probably needed editing, but I'm feeling a lot of time pressure now. So you get what you get.Grim Reapers with the Reaper Anniversary Grim Reaper. The unit doesn't have shields in my list, but they look dumb with the shield nubbins so I'll add some later.I am absolutely terrible at assembling multipart models. I had a terrible time with painting sub assemblies and then not having things fit right, fumble and drop the model, repaint, reglue, repeat.For all that it looks good. Someone more competent may not have the same issues. I'm also not sold on the horse color, but it's done.I did this guy as an extra. I tried some red ink on the armor but it went on a little thick so it looks more like just red paint than ink over metal. I may try the technique again.Lastly, I took a second stab at Death, trying to channel Peter Bruegel the Elder. This one is for Iannick.Brue

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My OWAC2 post for May

Hi All,Just a quick post because I've been terrible about blogging this month.I finished a couple of figures and posted them over at the Old World Army Challenge here. You should really take a look at all the entries, but if you only have time for one you owe it to yourself to take a look at Tom's Dwarves.Anyway, here's my guys.My leader, Zazad the Eternal (thanks random name generator), and the standard bearer for my skeleton troops.Death, from Skull and Crown's Triumph of Death, came with two arm options.I wasn't able to decide on the arm options so I tried magnetizing. It worked more or less. I also inadvertently changed the head position after breaking his head off before even prepping him.I last minute decided to give him a sword after looking at the box art.My posing has left him a tad unbalanced so he needs to be placed carefully to not fall forward and to the right.June is going to be hectic, so we'll see if I can get the last two units done, in addition to my BOYL and local gaming projects.Thanks for

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Paint Table Saturday 274 - Actual painted figures

Hi All,It seems like I always finish models sometime during the week and then always forget to share them with you all on PTS.I have had to wait 24 hours to share them here due to the rules of the Old World Army Challenge. If you like seeing painted figures you should check that blog out.So here they are:5 Death Riders. From a black base coat I drybrushed using my Reaper Bone Triad. I enjoyed doing the verdigris helmets and skull design, although in a rush to finish the shields I seem to have wiped off the Spectral Glow wash a little more than I'd like.The Skull Chucker and crew were also built up from a black undercoat. For my rusted metal effect I used craft paint (Charcoal Grey, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Orange, Bright Orange) followed by a drybrush of Blackened Steel.Lastly, 3 Skeleton Warriors from the old Skeleton Regiment box. The person who sold me these also had the metal command conversion blister and the metal coffin lid shields. These were base coated in white and, more or less, painted fol

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Paint Table Saturday 272 - Skeletons and IG on a Sunday

Hi All,Well, it was not my intention to go over a week before my next post but that's how it goes sometimes.I got a little bit of work yesterday. Painted Earth Brown on some bases and stuck down sand on the IG bases. During the week I knocked out a bunch of dry brushing on the bone stuff, primed some skeletons in white, and finished building the last few figures of the Imperial Guard Command Section I need for next weekend. (Typing that out makes me nervous.)Death Riders and Skull Chucker.Skeleton Regiment.Lieutenant and Command Section, plus Grenade Launcher Guardsman that I need.Anyway, I need to go off and take another training course for coaching. They're wanting us to all have accreditation as well as background checks etc.Happy painting everyone.

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Paint Table Saturday 271 - Guard and Skeletons

Hi All,A lot of prep going on this week. Well maybe not a lot, but zero painting occurred.I continued assembling the Lieutenant and command section for my Imperial Guard for the local Rogue Trader campaign at the end of the month. I still need to build a guy with a grenade launcher for the squad and build a Sergeant for the command section. Still not sure what to do about the Vox Caster guy. Pictured above is the Lt, two man Lascannon, Medic and Orderly (carrying the platoon banner. Still not sure how to handle the difference between the old shoulder mounted lascannon (laszooka) and the 2nd Ed forward crew served Lascannon.Death Riders basing is finally finished. I need to base coat that and some of the missed spots on teir under carriages.I also did some base work on the catapult crew. I don't remember points values right now, but I think the cavalry and the engine with crew will get me to the 200 points I need for the OWAC this month.Lastly I finished the base work on these gents. My intention is to prime t

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Paint Table Saturday 267 - The Dead Shall Rise

Hi All,Wow! It's been awhile since I've post a Table report. That was not the plan.Here is the Army I'm assembling for the Old World Army Challenge. I of course over bought and so have way more than 1000 points here, but you get the idea.This is my setup in the garage. I'm trying to relocate my hobby stuff in there to stop taking over the whole house. It is now very cramped in there.I plan on using a mixture of Games Workshop, Reaper, Mantic, Skull and Crown, and Upstream Games House miniatures in this army.I'll post up a better look of the units in the coming weeks. As you can see I have a lot of assembly to do before January 1st and I need to write up my starting post for the OWAC.Thanks for looking and commenting.

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White Dwarf Guides for building and painting an Undead Army

Hi All,As usual I am all over the place and having trouble finding the focus I need to get things done. I think last time I mentioned that I would share some resources I found in White Dwarf that deal specifically with putting together an Undead army. I found those in #'s 142, 211 and 226 (Thanks, Rochie!). So let's tuck in, shall we?Trying to give you a little more of the cover for reference.So they made a pretty sweet army here, using most of the range from the time.3000 points seems like the most fun size of army to collect. For me it seemed unattainable at the time. You can also see that it allows you more freedom with characters. Making 1000 point lists is very difficult in that regard. One thing I didn't notice mentioned in the article was that you can only have one unit of Skeletons armed with spears. Of course I have too many spear armed skeletons because I didn't pay attention to that when I was buying and assembling figures. :pSo all of these issues have guides for painting the iconic skeletons that

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