Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Clan Moulder Contingent and a bit of a ramble

After pulling an 8 hour session at the table til 3am may I present; Clan Scourge's Moulder Contingent 
This is all I've got for now, hoping to pick up more in the future and hopefully some rat swarms. Close ups:
I think I may actually be getting the hang of 'real' looking stone/basing. If u look closely at the two most recent additions; the two brown fellows front rank I think their stone work looks much better than the others. Or maybe I'm crazy. 
I've also noticed that black edging really makes highlights pop, which is something that I don't like, I'm much more into subtle highlights, like these:
*this is not my work, it is that of master Sully over at http://www.oldenhammer.com/?m=1
Which is an awesome blog which u should check out if u haven't already. 
My future armies will be either grey or brown edged but I'm too far committed to change now and I'm not re-edging 160 miniatures. 
Wow, I'm not tooting my own horn but holy shit I've never painted an army of this size before and I've still got 30 or so more to go for my 2,000 point list! Anyway I'm rambling.
The bases aren't finished, reason being I need to start varnishing my models as they will be (hopefully) making many travels to further engage Crapfang's Backwood Bandits! 
I've also heard that if u spray varnish over flock/tufts it ruins them and after shelling out as much as I have on them I am loathe to replace them. 
So, from now on paint to completion, varnish then flock. 
I've always shunned varnishing because I've found it detracts from the look of finished figures, but I need a portable army that doesn't get chipped to shit so if anyone wants to recommend a matte finish spray and brush on please comment and let me know what you think of the stone work/paint jobs.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Looking Great Dude! I think the stone bases look superb...though I'm a fan of black base edges....but for Skaven I can see the attraction of Brown edges. You may also want to look into a brush on Varnish...I use Vallejos matte brush on varnish...I'm sure its not quite as tough as some of the spray on ones but I find it protects better than nothing...:) Keep up the good work!

    1. Hey thanks Blue, I'm a big fan of Vallejo, I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

  2. Hi!

    Loving the Rat Ogres. The paint job and basing really works well together!

    All the best!

    1. Thanks space cow
      I'm still churning out the skaven so unfortunately tale of many gamers may have to take a back seat.
      I apologize!

  3. Looking good dudio, you'll soon have a horde to rival my own in size!

  4. Ya right! The rate I work at I'll be there in ten years!

  5. Thanks for the shout out! I can't wait for our next rematch... you're new Moulders against my Olley Black orcs.

    I agree that you're perfecting your stone basing technique. Is this by using tree bark? If it is, should really do a how-to post on it (if you haven't already)... it would be a service to the hobby.

  6. Thanks Sul, a how to post would be a lot of fun for me, maybe I will.
    As for the rematch, when Sir? WHEN? Let's bump it up to 1500pts and see ill push for at least 120 skaven on the table!
    Looking forward to it already down with the Backwoods!