Sunday, November 28, 2010


So, the most inappropriately named Warmachine/Hordes pieces have to be the Everblight light cavalry, which are called "Raptors." Raptors? Really? They're reindeer...come on. Do they look like birds of prey? Or dinosaurs?

Anyway, I completed the unit this week, and enjoyed painting them very much. I used the Foundry Bay Brown and Chestnut sets for the fur, and blended the colors together by using some Reaper drying retarder in the paint.

I did something this week I rarely do...I bought an ebay auction of painted figures. In this case, it was a Warmachine Khador army put up by Eric Festa who runs the First Rank, Second Rank blog. It was a great auction, and the stuff got here in a week. However, as you can imagine, some of the heavy warjacks got pretty banged up in shipping. After I do the repairs, I'll post pics of the force.

'Til next time.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Warmongers and Chieftain

Building up Everblight forces is now top priority on the hobby table. This week I finished off a set of Warmongers, along with the Chieftain solo.

I was hoping to get a more demonic/undead skin tone, but it didn't work out that way. I was using a purple wash on the skin, and built up the highlights with Rotting Flesh. However, in the end they just came out with pretty "normal"-looking skin. Oh well, I like 'em anyway. Great models from Privateer.

Here are some WIP shots.

First I started with the metal. The first wash was a blue ink and I drybrushed on a little bronze to help with the antiquing. Finished off with the standard armor wash and chainmail highlight.

Next I did the skin. Like I said, I was hoping this would turn out a little more "other-worldly."

Next came the fur, leather and bone. Finally, the basing material went on this morning...and all done.

I played my first two games of Hordes Mk.II this past week. Everblight is now 1-1. I really want Thagrosh to do well, but I'm up against a fast Skorne player, and Thagrosh's melee beasts just don't have the speed to match. I was better off with Lylyth.

Next up are a slew of other Everblight models. Angelius, a couple of Seraphs, two Forsaken, Absylonia and a unit of the ill-named Raptors. Oh, and I'm going to try my hand at the minion Totem Hunter. These projects should take me through the end of the year at pics as stuff gets done.

'Til next time.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Daylight Savings...Thagrosh

The first Sunday in November always ranks as one of my favorite days of the year. As we say goodbye to daylight savings time there is a magical, awesome extra hour to spend on the weekend. This year, I dumped that extra hour into finishing off Thagrosh the Messiah, Everblight's epic Warlock from Hordes.

It's a big model...and I can't wait to get it out on the table.

Also got a new computer this week. It came with a new version of iPhoto and some snappy new effects buttons. As witnessed by...

'Til next time.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Moria Goblins

Several weeks ago, I dredged up a couple of blisters of Goblin archers from the basement stash. These figures are going to do double duty...just like my other Goblins and Orcs; War of the Ring and the Middle-earth RPG I'm running.

I just finished these up this week. I tried to paint them "lighter" than usual. I was finding that my other Orc figures were a little dull on the tabletop. Even through you're essentially looking at figs in dirty leather, dark hair, pallid green skin and muted grey metal, I'd like them to pop a little more while gaming.

I have a number of partially finished projects out on the table right job one for the balance of this year is finishing off old projects (famous last words).

'Til next time.