Wednesday 28 September 2011

Painting: Guardians of the Covenant Terminator

Long title when it comes to the Guardians, anyway here's a dude I finished painting a while ago. But just finished the base for him so I decided to show it to here. Really focused on Fantasy stuff at the moment, but sometimes I really like to paint some Space Marines. Even thinking about making my own chapter. But until then here's some pictures of one of my Terminators with a Thunderhammer and Stormshield.

Friday 23 September 2011

Painting: The third Forest Troll is finished!

Haven't been able to post much this week, but now at least my third Forest Troll is finished! It's based on a old River troll, don't have any more Stone trolls at the moment and they are pretty hard to get now, only seen them on Ebay and the Games Workshop website.

So I'm waiting a little before I buy more of them but the plan is to have at least six of them in a unit. Anyway, here's some pictures.

It turned out pretty nice in the end, I had my doubt's of it looking as the rest but I think with the green stuff work they look quite similar. But when I buy more and paint more it will be Stone Trolls, they where easier to paint, but now I have one more unique looking troll in this unit.

What I will do next is a little fuzzy, it stands between a number of things. Painting more S. Orcs, more Night Gobbos, the old Wurzagh model, more Chaos Warriors or something completely different. Any suggestions?

Sunday 18 September 2011

News: Dreadfleet is here!

I totally missed that that GW showed their new naval warfare game called Dreadfleet on friday, and I must say I'm really excited. It will be a while stock lasts release just as they did with Space Hulk. And that's fine I guess, it would be nice with additions of new ships and stuff in the future but as it is, this would probably not happen. I really like that GW still makes games other than the main systems, even if I would like a game that have more support like Mordheim! But this is better than nothing, and all the stuff in this box looks amazing.

The game isn't cheap but you seem to get quite a lot of stuff in the box and I must say, lovely models. I really like all the distinct ships with a lot of details and islands, dragons and a lot more. I think it will be a treat to paint these up. Haven't pre ordered one yet but I will as soon as I've done with this post.

There's a lot of more info on the Games Workshop webpage. So what do you think about this release? Was it what you expected? What do you think about these limited game releases?

Thursday 15 September 2011

Chaos Sorcerer Lord of Tzeentch Finished!

I just finished my Chaos Sorcerer Lord, as you can see he looks like he is a Tzeentch follower as most Chaos army. I actually magnetised the feet so I can switch between this base and a Disc of Tzeentch which I haven't started to build yet.

As you can see on the picture from behind I broke off the sword by accident, and now I can't find it! I think I put it somewhere safe as  decided to finish painting the robe before I glued the sword back on him. So hopefully I will find it soon.

I'm quite satisfied with how it turned out. But I'm a bit unsure about the blue flames on the head, was deciding between this and just normal flames as I have on my shields and stuff in the rest of the army. What do you think?

Sunday 11 September 2011

Asian Dragon/Wyvern: Some of my old stuff

A couple of years ago (could be 5/6 years or so) I didn't collect Orcs and Goblins, but my brother did. And he was thinking about making an asian inspired O&G army. Didn't really know how though and I suggested to try to make something out of his Wyvern model.

This was actually one of the first models when I used Green Stuff to a greater extend. And probably the first model when I was satisfied with the result, sure there are not any complicated stuff but it did it's job to make the model look more unique.


Didn't know what to post this time actually so I thought I could show some of my old stuff. Currently I'm painting my Chaos Sorcerer Lord, a new Forest troll, two orc shamans and an Empire BSB on foot. I will probably show you some pics of how it is going in the near future, but if there are certain stuff you guys wanna see from either my Orcs and Goblins, Dwarfs, Empire, Warriors of Chaos, Vampire Counts/ Mantic Undeador my Guardians of the Covenant in WH40k just write me a comment and will try make to make it happen. It could be anything from armylists to more pictures of my armies, painting tutorials or something else. Just brainstorm!

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Painting Tutorial: Night Goblins x2 Versions

At last I managed to make a tutorial on how I paint my Night Goblins. As you may have seen before, my Night Goblins doesn't look like most. Their skin isn't green and their robes aren't all black, therefore I thought that maybe some of you may be interested in how I painted them and which colours I used.  I painted two different models, in the beginning they are painted the same, the difference is the shading part where I use Quickshade on one of them and normal Devlan Mud on the other. Just so you can see the little differences and that the tutorial works even if you don't want to use Quickshade.

Note: I use Citadel Colour paint in this tutorial, if you use other brands you maycan use this colour comparison chart over at DakkaDakka.

Cleaning and Priming
First of all you have to clean the model from mold lines, then I sprayed the model with Adeptus Battle Grey (using the not so great Citadel Spray Gun). Then I washed the whole model with Badab Black.

Main Colours
Next up is the main colours, a 70/30 mix of Machrite Red/Red Gore for the hood, Calthan Brown on the rope, his feet and his spear. For the face and arms I used Khemri Brown (this is the colour I use for all my ungreenskins), if you want a green goblin you can choose the colour you prefer instead of the Khemri Brown. Then I painted Boltgun Metal on the tip of the spear and around the shield and also on the little moonshaped thing on the rope.

Painting the detailed parts
Then I paint the more detailed parts, the moon on the shield in Dheneb Stone and Enchanted blue for the warpaint. For the yellow parts I used a mix of Iyanden Darksun and some Sunburst Yellow (maybe a 70/30 mix). I used the same for the eyes except I had in more Sunburst Yellow for a brighter colour. Then I painted the teeth with Skull White and just before I shade the whole model I actually highlight the warpaint witch a 70/30 mix of Ice Blue and Hawk Turquoise.

So far I have just showed you one model, but I actually painted one more up to this stage and now when we come to the shading part there are going to be some differences. On the one to left I will use Army Painters Quickshade Dark tone and on the right one just wash the whole thing with Devlan Mud. It's pretty much straight forward, spash on Quickshade using an old brush and with Devlan Mud, just paint the whole model.

I actually forgot to take pictures of the left one when it was only washed, I got a little carried away and made most of the highlights before this picture was taken.

When the quickshade and Devlan Mud have dried (takes about 24 hours for the quickshade) we are in the highlighting stage. On the left picture the model isn't highlighted yet and the right one is highlighted but not totally finished. The things I focus on is the yellow patterns on the hood, which I highlight with the same mix of Iyanden Darksun and some Sunburst Yellow as before the shading. The same thing goes for the the red parts of the hood, the face and arms, the blue warpaint and the moon on the shield, i.e. use the same colour combinations as you painted with before the shading.

Then you use a brighter colour for the final highlights, Skull white on the edges of the moon on the shield. Same blue mix with Hawk Turquoise and Ice Blue but this time with more Ice Blue. Sunburst Yellow for the edges of the yellow hood patterns and the eyes (be careful when with the eyes though, if you miss try to wash it out with water asap or try to conceal it with the right colour). Use Khemri brown mixed with a little Dheneb Stone on the tip of the nose, fingers and cheekbones. Then the final thing, Mithril Silver on the tip of the spear.

Now they are practically done, the model which was dipped with Quickshade also need a coat of Citadel Purity Seal to remove the gloss, sometimes I do this before I highlight and sometimes I don't.

Left one is finished, middle one is just dipped in quickshade and the left one needs skull white HL on the shield

I actually had some glossy effects left on the dipped models. Don't spray them to much with purity seal when this happens. Instead paint the glossy parts with Devlan mud or appropriate wash to get rid of the glossiness

Now there's one more thing to do, basing the models. Down below you can see what materials I used, first I painted PVA glue on the bases and put them in the sand. Use good sand, I just recently bought Citadel Sand and it's much better than the sand you get in a sandbox or similar and I really recommend to buy sand. It just looks so much better and is easier to use. Then I painted this with a mix of verminbrown and ochre paint, (I do different combinations everytime though) then I washed this with Devlan Mud and then Highlighted this with a little bit of ochre paint.

Then I use the different stuff on random places on the bases, try out different combinations, and take your time to make your bases nice, it's worth it.


Finished Night Goblins, just saw on these pics that I need to repaint the sides of the base with black.

That's all for now, hope you enjoyed the tutorial. It may sound a lot more complicated when I describe all the steps than what it really is. But treat this tutorial just as a example how I paint my miniatures, and maybe you will find some parts that you like and wanna try out yourself.

Sunday 4 September 2011

Review White Dwarf 381

Now it's time for my second WD review and I liked this issue as well even if there weren't as much useful information this time. So what's in it? In short, Ogre Kingdoms! I don't think anyone into Fantasy Battles have missed out on what the next army release will be, and of course there's a lot focus on this in this issue of WD.

And as always they put a lot of effort in showing the new army at it's best. So loads of pictures, showing all the new shiny stuff like Mournfang Cavalry, new Scraplauncher, the Stonehorn and Thundertusk and my personal favourite the Firebelly! There's also the usual interview with authors and creators of the army book and the new models. Some rules are in there as well to show how the two new monsters work. All in all pretty good stuff, especially for OK players.

Then there are an Battle Report showing the newest fantasy armies, Ogre Kingdoms Vs Tomb Kings, haven't read this much yet though. There are some stuff besides Ogre Kingdoms as well, like some really cool new models for Dark Eldar, a LOTR monster tactica and part two of the not so popular WD Codex for Sisters of Battle and a with a Battle report vs Tyranids. There's also some more Fantasy stuff, a new Scenario based on the Garden of Morr, with rules for a Priest of Morr and two new models for fantasy which aren't Ogres, an Saurus Old blood and a Nurgle Chaos Lord.

That's pretty much what's in it this time, there are one thing I haven't mentioned yet though that have gotten some attention on the web. On one of the last pages there's normally a little hint of what's coming out next month. This time there's Wanted sign (artwork by John Blanche) with a Pirate Vampire. And rumours have been circling around that there's a new game that is going to be released soon, and apparently this game will be like the old GW game Man o' War, a ship based game in a 10 mm scale (edit: or not 10 mm, see end of review). Hopefully we will get more info on this in the next issue or the Internet. For more rumours surrounding this check this thread, beware though there's a lot of wish listing in there as well.

Anyway, quite nice issue this time but not as much useful information as the last issue.


Edit: Over at BoLs are some more rumours regarding the new sea based game

Friday 2 September 2011

Empire Projects WIP:s

Here's another update with some of my projects for my Empire army, currently I don't do much with this army but even if it is my main army. But I got really exited when It struck me that I need a bsb, also I got a pretty nice deal from a Swedish retailer (Alphaspel) where I got 28 of the old one pose Halberdiers. Why I wanted them? I think they look pretty nice, and are simpler to paint than the new State troops which have to much details for soldiers that almost need to be 40-50 man strong.

 A test model for my Halberdier regiment

Beneath  are some pictures of the BSB I made, in 7th he was supposed to be on his horse and be putted in a unit. This isn't a great choice in 8th though, so he needed to be on foot instead. It's based on Ludwig Schwarzhelm with a little different beard, and the legs are from the Empire General/BSB kit and some other bitz. The hardest part was to remove the motif of the banner, this was the metal model not Finecast so I needed to file it down for quite some time and then smoth it up with Green stuff.

Next up is my General on a griffon, actually I haven't done anything with this one for years and the paint job is probably at least ten years old. But the idea is to get this done sometime and repaint the whole thing, do a new base and there's some more GS work to do as well.

Lastly a converted Handgunner champion with a Hochland Long Rifle, not much to say. Just a normal trooper with an green stuffed cloak.

Next update will be a little review of the latest WD with some Ogre Kingdoms goodies.
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