Wednesday 21 January 2015

It's been a while... again!

Greetings all.

It's already been too long since my last post, but I'm afraid some real life stuff has been getting in the way. I've actually had these pics ready to go for a while, and finally I can show you what I've been up to.

First up is another magic marker, this time for the psychic power "Misfortune". Now what says "misfortune" better than this little guy:

First time I've painted anything black, and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. He's actually a *very* dark grey, but turns out that actual black ends up looking extremely flat.

Next up, some more little dudes. Now that Nurglings are actually quite useful again (no longer non-scoring, and still dirt cheap), I painted up a few (with more on the way in fact):

More soon!

Sunday 11 January 2015

What's on my painting table?

Greetings all.

I've been pretty busy with a bunch of assembly work recently, but I'm almost finished with it all (for now anyway...). I thought it was time to post a few WIP pics of what I've been up to, and show you what I'll be working on for the foreseeable future.

First up, three bases of Nurglings:

These are the first edition (read: best) models. I built their bases up with a little cork to bring them more in line with height of the current plastics, just to avoid any raised eyebrows in games (not that I currently play against anyone like that, but you never know).

I've also been working on some more first edition Horrors, either for jumping out of the portalglyph, for summoning, or for beefing up my current unit for larger games:

Lastly, been frantically assembling three units of first edition Daemonettes for summoning purposes:

Oh yeh and here's the lot together:

Of course, when I say "the lot", I don't mean anything like that. This horde is *most* of what I currently have undercoated and ready to paint. I'm also working on the Forge World Khorne Daemon Prince (just for funsies), a bunch more old school daemons, and this little lot sitting atop my cabinet:

*sigh...* Looks like I'll be a busy boy for a while yet. However, everyone knows that if you finish painting all your models, you die. I'm just not willing to take that chance...

Wednesday 7 January 2015

First models of 2015: Plaguebearer command

Greetings all.

Happy new year and all that jazz. So, having set myself the goal of painting 100 models this year, I thought it best if I got cracking.

I thought I'd start with something I enjoy painting and could get done pretty quickly. Plaguebearers fit the bill nicely. Nurgle is by far my favourite chaos god, but doesn't always crush my enemies the way I'd like (too slow, and cover-ignoring weaponry messes Nurgle right up). However... thanks to 7th edition and summoning, my Nurgle boys have their uses again. I've already got a bunch of Plaguebearers painted up, but since the command group comes free with summoned units, it would be silly not to include them. So, without further ado:

There's a small amount of conversion work gone into these guys, but nothing too drastic. The 1st edition champion had horns added from the current plastics (to mark him out as a champion), and the icon bearer had an icon from the same kit, with a plasticard banner pole. The 2nd edition champion is untouched, but the icon bearer had the top of his banner pole resculpted, and a modern icon added too. Well that's 4% of my overall goal achieved... *sigh*.

Comments are welcome of course!