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Friday, February 26, 2016
Its the first go at the Agrellan Earth on bases and I have some learning to do... more thicker paint! It's a hard habit to acquire!
The glowing green poison daggers are inspired by the Mordheim Video Game art... love the ratties!
They were looking just a bit too green so they got gaseous blue lenses and warp tokens just to pop a bit.
I think this is Captain Victoria Haley and I'll keep the moniker as I press her into service as an agent of the Inquisition. She'll lead the personal retinue of the Inquisitor that is responsible for confirming compliance of a recently rediscovered/ recontacted Inquisition element that had been isolated by a warp storm for a very long time.
I saw this guy and thought... WoW... Privateer Press made a Vash the Stampede Miniature!?!
I gotta play that game!
Turns out I was way wrong... but still... Meet Inquisitor Inspector General Vash the Stampede.
Off to paint more, and make up more story line....
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
A lot of legacy stuff that I discovered loose and was too OCD to skip.
The closest thing to finished in this batch is this Rackham mini. I really love this line of, sadly, extinct miniatures. I'm not sure what it's supposed to be ... a gorgon... or a vampire... I painted it to use either way in a truly willful display of indecision!
This model was partially painted with the skin a dark metallic gloss green and enamel blue boots. I kept the original color scheme and adjusted shades and textures to suit my taste... primarily lighten the oppressive skin, making it ... not... metallic, and not gloss... same with the boots.... still blue but a different shade and texture. the rest was an experiment in a quick, translucent nightgown. Based to fit in with an old undead army of mine and added to the troop tray.
All I did here was paint in some ropes, repaint all the base colors to get rid of the gloss finish drop a wash or two on them and weather up the air tanks a bit. They are still a WiP but are close to finished. I did leave the clobes exactly as originally painted though... the original painter did a really good job with them!
I got this model in metal and its huge, heavy and beautiful! So far its just the cloak and the basic armor being worked but he'll wind up rapidly as the cloak is the majority of the mini.
She'll be an elemental specialists with Air, or Wind magic and is a bit touched. All magic is perilous to health and spirit but riding the winds is, of the elemental magics, the most perilous to the mind.. Arushka pays the price!
The model is in resin and is a bit flexible so I may need to stiffen the join at the base a bit... or maybe not! The flex seems to act as a shock asorber so I may just let it ride.
Last up today is the lower half of Baba Yaga. She's the Crone, Earthmother, and Wolf Lord of the KST. Model in metal for strength in the pose.
There is also a whole pile of rats adventurers and villains from the Reaper Bones I Kickstarter and a handful of legacy skaven also being processed. I also got a Tabletop World Townhouse and a Mantic Abyssal Dwarf Iron Caster on Dread Abyssal primed up and in the queue.
Now if only I could find some packages od 20mm and 25mm square bases,,, hmmm...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Our Kings of War Dwarf army is founded with the completion of the first unit of Berserker Dwarf Brock Riders and the Berserker Dwarf Hero on Brock.
Now she'll have to get to naming them!
These are great and inexpensive models that I built with very little clean up or prep. They are pretty characterful with expressive faces.
I painted up all the extra arms and heads from the kit which gets me about halfway to the next unit... in arms and heads anyway!
That said I also elected to not paint the whole unit with Slayer orange hair... I like the more Nordic feel these guys have.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
So, by way of making lemonade out of lemons... I took the opportunity to replace the headset with a higher quality one. The new one has a strap that is actually large enough for my head so it sits more securely up there, and has a frame that is both more durable and lighter weight.
One of the things I really like about the Mantic Crazy boxes is that they are not just second quality odd bits dumped in by weight. They are actually complete models selected from across the range so.. if you are into several of their games you get a lot of stuff that is useful in it's own right... and not just a huge addition to the bits box.
Basically they took one of their Dragon models and gave it a metal bit work over to create the Dread Abyssal and saddle. The Ironcaster himself has a choice of two heads and can equip either a sword or a scepter/wand.
Equipped with new seeing aides I should have the first of the Dwarf Berserker Brock riders up a day or two.