Saturday, 28 February 2015

2400 Points Painted

I've finally reached 2,465 points finished, no really finished; painted, varnished (by hand) based and with movement trays.
I even managed to get a standard finished:
Well pretty much finished, greenstuff still has to cure but meh. I'm happy with it, it's all done by hand (obvious).
I was up at 6am to get it all ready for today's encounter, after all, it is rather rude to not put as much effort into your army as your opponent has in theirs. I have rather large boots to fill as my opponent's greenskins belong in the heavy metal pages. 
Battle report to follow; onwards to victory Clan Scourge!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Beast Tyrant Skriva of Clan Moulder

Today is my birthday so what better way to spend it than at the painting table? I picked this fig up off eBay awhile ago thinking he'd be a great beast master character, I know he's from the old screaming bell but I think he's turned out just fine:
I wanted his mask to resemble that of an executioners hood, but I should not have painted his top blue as it washes out a lot of the colour:
Ah well it's not so bad when viewed from above:
Best part however is his warp stone double handed weapon 
Unfortunately the back looks better than the front. 
Oh well
I'm very happy with the base, I think it's the best I've done on a 20mm base, making him fit on it alone was hard enough.
Anyway thanks for looking and for all you Ontario Canucks out there enjoy the paid 24_Cigarettes recovery day off aka Family Day.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Verminlord Xerxes Ascended

In my last game Verminlord Xerxes, my army 2nd in command did an outstanding job slaying all orcs set before him and as a result earned the name: Orc Hewer. I've never been one to give a hero a title, besides the one which comes compulsory with rank. (Chieftain, Warlord, Verminlord etc) until he's earned it of course.
As a reward for his efforts in my next 150pt game he has been promoted to 2oth level, earned the snazzy new title Sewer Tyrant and has earned some fancy magical upgrades. Of course, most importantly he's been replaced with a much cooler fig and paint job;
I'm very pleased with how his base turned out
The cloak took 2 cracks at it to get it as I wanted, quite chuffed actually.
The green 'warp stone' inlay was a bit of a bugger to get right but clearly (to me) indicates its' magical origin.
Of course one side had to turn out better than the other, ah well such is life
I initially attempted to paint a cloudy warp gas effect on the poison globes but after a couple of tries I settled for this. I still quite like it.
My initial plan called for a lightning patern on the 'warp blade' but in the end I settled on a fine line highlight; not my best but I've learned if I touch something up more often than not I'll bugger it up and so I say job's a good 'un.
I've been desperately trying to figure out if this bloke has an official GW/Citadel name at his time of release. If anyone can help me out that would be great. 
Hopefully this post will garner some comments as my last two submissions went tits up as it were. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?
Cheers, and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Chaos Bipedal Ninja Ratmen

I replaced the opening lyrics to the old TMNT cartoon from the 80's/90's with this post's title and I've had it stuck in my head off and on for two days now. Yay.
Up until recently I've underestimated the Gutter Runners; but now I am a Clan Eschin supporter for sure and why not? Skirmishing units with poisoned attacks, slings, and access to a fairly comprehensive equipment list? Who's going to say no to that? 
They're pretty much the Skaven generals only hope for taking out enemy war machines and ranged troops without relying on magic.
As scouts they can also engage enemy regiments at a whim and are actually quite decent at harassing flanks. 
These are from the original Mordheim box, I assembled them years ago and finally got around to painting them up. They were actually quite fun and were my first attempt at highlighting black.
I'm rather pleased with how the black turned out for a first attempt. 
I kept the skin, fur, weapons, nets and wrappings the same as the rest of the army to help tie them in. 

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