Monday, 8 September 2014
I'm a plonker of the first order.
Sunday, 7 September 2014
However the recent Nagash release got me a bit interested again and while looking at a video of the new model on YouTube I happened across a most excellent channel by a couple of guys who seemed to be having a blast with Warhammer.
So what has this got to do with anything? Well listening to their rants and passion has really re-sparked my interest in the hobby again. I've started painting my models and could even see me having a few games with the Gobbos.
My last post - way back - was a list of things I was working on at the time. Some of it did get finished and I'll probably start the blog with an update on where my current army stands and some of the things on the list that I did complete before I fell out with the plastic crack.
And finally a look at a model I mentioned I'd started on way back here
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Progressing quite nicely. Having completed all but three of the ships (Heldenhammer, Bloody Reaver and Flaming Scimitar) I decided to take a break and start on the scenery pieces. Have currently finished all the rock work and now need to paint up the details and the water on them. Quite happy with the results.
I managed to get this item immediately prior to the latest price hike, and thought it would complement the new Blood in the Badlands Siege rules I purchased. Finally finished assembling it last night, along with a bit of custom battle damage on one of the towers. Just need to undercoat it, base coat and drybrush - should be a quick process with the new airbrush and hoping to finish it tonight.
Bagged two sets from ebay for next to nothing and currently contemplating how to paint them. Got a few ideas but this project is currently on the back burner.
The missus has asked me to help her finally complete the painting of her Wood Elves army - I think she was embarrassed because even the kids had managed to complete theirs. I'm working this weekend so won't get to start them until the next weekend but everything has been under coated so should be able to zip through the few units she has left.
Warriors of Chaos
Still got a few models to finish painting - A sorcerer (2 actually), Lord, and a bunch of marauders (who are half done).
Also inspired by a picture in the new Battle in the Badlands book I am planing to scratch build a watch/bell tower. Got some plans in my head which I hope to put on paper. Just ordered some materials for it - notably brick effect plasticard, from a new on-line shop I discovered - www.anticsonline.co.uk. Great place with loads of cheap materials and even discounted Games Workshop items. Added to my favourites!
I spent most of last weekend clearing out the garage and when complete I ended up with a massive space - thinking of maybe building a hobby station and war game table in there - still undecided. Can't decide whether to build a set of legs for my current base board or just to order a couple of folding tables to sit it on.
This post was just intended to be a quick update - as well as a place for me to keep track of what I have on the go. Will post some more specific details - with pics - later.
Saturday, 14 January 2012
After the application of some greenstuff (I need to practice with this stuff as it is currently difficult for me to use) I undercoated it and put it to one side. My intention was to follow the painting guide in the December ‘11 issue of White Dwarf but the first step suggested spraying it with Charadon Granite. I’d been contemplating buying an airbrush for a while now but thought this would be a good excuse to buy one and use it. The choices, however, were vast and being a complete beginner I had no idea what to look out for. I did some reading up on finally decided on a model that was on ebay. A few days later I had it in my hands
|Good or Bad? Who knows? I love it though!|
Anyhow, with the main basecoat on I could get down to the rest of the paint job. Didn’t take too long – completed the entire thing over two sessions and I’m happy with the results. Not as stunning as the version in the marketing materials (pfft! my paint jobs never are!) but looks good.
|A worthy lair for any astromancer|
As you can probably tell, I’ve finally cleaned the camera lens!
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Lots of sprue fluff and a whizz to assemble. I’ve painted everything up now apart from the fences and dry stone walls.
Terrible photograph of it – but I’m really pleased with the paintjob – especially the brickwork effect which I got from a very good blog that detailed a more realistic method of painting them than that detailed in the GW guide.
Next in my sights is the recently announced Skullvane Manse, Lair of the Astromancer – as well as something a bit older, but more on that later.
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
She’s very much daintier than the GW models, but the detail is incredible. Very reasonably priced too – with a couple of assembly options – the above picture shows her in vampire mode but she also has a Chaos Sorcerer option. Will post more pictures once I have her painted.