Saturday, December 22, 2018

Squig Gobbla

I'm not usually a Forgeworld kinda guy, but I saw a guy on bartertown getting rid of some night goblin stuff from Forgeworld, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to add this beauty to my night goblin army. 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Big trouble joins the fore

Well, it's about time that I painted up Bartig the Bestial. He's been sitting, primed, for several months after I painted his brother, Balog the Brutal

Bartig is not the smartest of giants, even by giant standards. Therefore, it is only fitting that he just joined the greenskin force, quite a while after the war began. Bartig spends most of his leisure time foraging in the hills, and he feasts on a steady diet of goats and misguided mountain explorers.

Bartig is accompanied by three unsightly trolls: Jojin/Rujin, Joro and Trundle.

From left to right, Jojin and Rujin have been inseparable since birth - literally. Jojin is an ornery sort, always looking for trouble. Unfortunately, his conjoined twin Rujin is more culinarily-inclined, and would like nothing better than to be left alone to work on his eclectic stew recipes. Life is unfair, however, and he is reluctantly dragged to battle every time Jojin hears the call to war.

In the middle of the pack, we find Joro. Much to his dismay, he is cousin to Jojin and Rujin. While he generally dislikes their company (and constant bickering), he never hesitates to join them for one of Rujin's famous cook-outs. Furthermore, being a troll, he cannot resist the promise of food and plunder that comes with the greenskin wars.

Last (and certainly least) is Trundle. He is the least 'intellectual' of the three. He is just as likely to fight the enemy in the midst of a battle as he is to join them, due to his frequent bouts of forgetfulness. It is said that the horn growing from his skull impaled the last few brain cells which were to be found in the vast emptiness of his cranium.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Orc boss on wyvern

My Orctober tribute to Gork and Mork is this Orc boss on Wyvern who will be commandeering my Orc army.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Painting progress by numbers

Time for a '100% painted' update. As you may recall, I had made the goal of painting my entire miniature collection by June 2018. Unsurprisingly, this plan fell flat on its face. Through selling my beastmen and dark elf armies, I lost a significant portion of my painted collection in the past few months which really dealt a blow to my 'percentage painted' numbers. However, I did so in order to procure the funds to get an Oldhammer orc and goblin army commission painted. It sucked to lose the painted models but the reality is that I needed the space and I don't play as much Warhammer any more, so better that someone else makes use of the models. Well, here are the numbers as they stand:

Friday, September 7, 2018

Egrimm van Horstmann, chief baller of Tzeentch

Well, with this post I'm all caught up with my recent painting progress. Here is Egrimm Van Horstmann, champion of Tzeentch. I've always loved this model and I purchased him about 3 years ago. He's sat in a bag since then, until I got the hankering for painting him a few weeks back. I finished him about 3 weeks ago, and I think I put about 20-25 hours into him. Not bad, but the largest project I've done for a while. I designed his banner myself. It's not the greatest freehand, but I'm quite proud of it.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Slaanesh Warrior Contingent

A few days ago, I posted up some pictures of my Slaanesh daemons. But who summoned these monstrosities into the mortal realms in the first place? None other than the depraved, self-indulging servants of the lord of pleasure. I've been slowly working on my Slaanesh warriors over the past few months, and these are the three latest additions to the crew:

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Slaanesh Daemons

A few days ago I posted up some pictures of my Khorne daemons, so it only seemed right to balance this with a post of the minions of The Lord of Pleasure. After all, Khorne and Slaanesh have been eternal rivals, and I'd hate to be the cause of any supernatural disturbance in the warp. 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Khorne daemons

Well, I've been doing a lot of painting lately but haven't felt the desire to photograph miniatures. I did something about that a few days ago and, as a result, I have large backlog of pictures of things I've been working on. 

I'll start with this large fellow: Krull, Servile Lord of Dis. It's a resin model from Mierce Miniatures, which I purchased when they had one of their kickstarters. Lovely model, and even though I am not a fan of resin minis, I cannot imagine what this thing would weigh (and cost) if it was made of lead. I touched the model up a few days ago before photographing him, adding a blood recipe I learned from Third Eye Nuke studios

what did you say about my mom?

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Undead - up close and personal

A few days ago I posted some army pictures of my Undead, and I thought I'd follow that post up with some pictures of the individual units. This army has been about 9 years in the making (off and on), and as I look at some of the models I can see how my painting style has changed over the past few years. I don't think that I've gotten significantly better at painting but I have certainly gotten faster. I have the airbrush to thank for that - I think it is a great tool with a steep learning curve, but it saves you basecoating time in the long run. With tools like an airbrush, washes and some of the new technical paints, it's really become a lot quicker to get an army on the table. Only prohibiting factor now is the astronomical cost of the models 

Enough chatter, on to the pictures, starting with a unit of grave guard ...

These guys are a mixture of the old metal grave guard from 7th ed and the newer plastics. I prefer the older ones TBH. Squeezed in a cheeky old wight lord in the front rank to the left 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Vampires on the field

Arkhan waited until the dead of night before ordering the advance on Mallenheim, one of the last surviving strongholds of mankind. Then, in one burst of extrasensory energy, he simultaneously transmitted his orders to the undead hiding in the woods. Some of the more recently dead emerged from the dirt beneath the forest trees, flesh loosely hanging off their rotting bones like skin on an over-ripe fruit. Groans filled the air as the spirits of tortured spectres materialized at the forefront of the undead battle line. The rhythm of dead limbs marching in perfect synchrony marked the death toll of the slumbering inhabitants of Mallenheim 

Well, the new Nighthaunt army has rekindled my love of the Vampires. While I have no desire to play Age of Sigmar, I must say that those models are looking quite tasty. Before I convince myself that I need to buy more plastic, let's focus on the task at hand and present some pictures of the army as it stands. As you can tell, I've had some fun manipulating the images to look more 'spooky'. What are your thoughts?