Saturday, January 29, 2011

Goblin Shaman

The next session of our Middle-earth RPG is coming up this week, and I wanted to introduce a new portion of the WFRP game rules to the players...divine power. Sooo, they will be encountering a new enemy type: the Goblin Shaman.

Here he is with primer and ink wash.

...and fully painted.

Back view.

Also this week, I was happy to finally finish off the skin highlights for my 1st century Celtic army.

Moving back to Cryx for a bit...really like those guys.

'Til next time.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Celt Army Update

Grinding away on this Celtic army for Command & Colors: Ancients. I'm about half-way through getting the skin highlights on. Below are some of the figures with finished skin.

Bits like eyes and lips haven't been painted in yet.

And, of course, the daunting task of getting the cloth painted lies in the future...but not too far off I hope.

At least there's a little bit of mail in this army...that will go fast.

Lots of distractions lately...mostly on the RPG front. We've been having a lot of fun with Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 3rd edition in Fourth Age Middle-earth. The guys are helping Durin VII take back Moria right now. Lots of dungeon crawling!

'Til next time.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WFB Club Game

I was out at the club tonight and got a 2000 point game of Warhammer in with Scott. I pitted my Lizardmen against his Daemon army.

The Krox went to war!

This was one of Scott's main infantry blocks. I wound up doing a fair bit of damage to it with a charging Stegadon...but after a few rounds of combat the Steg broke and was run down. Boooo.

I don't know Daemons well enough to know the proper name of this unit that Scott painted up...but I call the models "Salamander Snacks."

Scott's Bloodcrushers really did a number on my Saurus Warrior block. I tried for two turns to get some buff spells off to help these guys, but the dice just weren't there. However, in the end, the Bloodcrushers went down to ranked spears and Krox.

The game ended on a terrible miscast roll from Scott. His Daemon Prince went down on a "2" miscast roll. The Prince, Scott's army general, got sucked into the warp never to be seen again.

Go Lizards!

'Til next time.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cryx Corrosion

Well, have to admit I'm taking a bit of a U-Turn here.

I already have Menoth and Khador armies for Warmachine, and a Legion army for Hordes, but I couldn't resist doing some Cryx as well. Their stuff is just sooo coool.

I was inspired to do some Cryx after watching a YouTube tutorial on AFV weathering. I thought the techniques would be great to represent Cryx corrosion (many of their attacks are acid/corrosion-based).

I've had the Cryx battlebox sitting in my closet for some time, and I always hoped to get around to them.

My first Cryx Helljack is this Slayer. A pure double-handed melee 'jack. I wanted a test subject for this new rust and weathering technique, so I put him together on Sunday. I sprayed on the P3 Cryx Base and Highlight colors, then started in with the MIG weathering powders and washes. A few evenings later...presto. Hope you like him. He was more fun to put together than anything I've ever done for Menoth (which always feels like such a chore).

Well, back to the Celts for a bit.

'Til next time.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

First Project, 2011: Vengers

...and now on to 2011!

I've had these Warmachine Exemplar Venger models sitting in my closet for about 5 years...ever since Mk.I. They've always intimidated me, and I've never had the jam to just pick them up and start putting them together. Well, over the holidays I said, "To Hell with this! Let's knock these boys out."

I used the airbrush to put on the Menoth White on, then painted the horses, leather, cloth and finally the metal. After basing and matt spray, I went back over the enamelled white horse armor and applied floor wax to bring up the shine. Glad to finally have these guys done.

On the Celt project, I have flesh shade on most of the figures, and will be working this week to bring the skin up to highlights.

Hope 2011 is starting well for you.

'Til next time.