Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cryx Infantry

Worked on Cryx infantry this week. First up is a full unit of Mechanithralls with three Brute Thrall weapon attachments. Trying to stick with the corrosion theme, but this time using water-based rust colors instead of weathering powder.

And here are two units of Necrosurgeons with Stitch Thralls. In the game, the Stitch Thralls collect corpses for the Necrosurgeons to reanimate...nice.

I've posted these guys before, but wanted to get a shot of them in my mausoleum scene. The original Cryx battlebox.

And finally, a shot of some previous Bane Thralls I've painted...this time with their officer and standard bearer.

I'm working on a woods terrain tutorial...hope to have that up next, but we'll see where that project goes.

'Til next time.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cryx Warcasters, Solos and an Attachment

Sunday afternoon and I'm watching Vancouver beat up San Jose in a Stanley Cup semi-final game. Go Vancouver!

Cryx pieces continue this week, starting with some 'casters. First up is Venethrax, a very good anti-Hordes 'caster.

Next, a classic Cryx Warcaster, prime Asphyxious.

This is my favorite low-point game caster so far, Goreshade the Bastard, with his companion, Deathwalker.

This is a Cryx solo I'm really looking froward to playing, the Skarlock Thrall. This solo has Spell Slave, allowing him to throw one 'caster spell per action.

I'm really keen on this solo, the Pistol Wraith. Not so much for what he does (though he is potent, being able to cripple an opposing model for one turn), but because of how he looks. I really like this sculpt. I'm calling him Casper.

This is a Mercenary figure, Gorman Di Wolfe, the rogue alchemist. I like him with Goreshade, covering the Bastard's advance up the table.

Finally, here's the command attachment for the Bane Thralls...officer and standard bearer. Looking forward to using the ability "Dead Rise."

'Til next time.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cryx Continues

It was a good week...with the Celt project done, I've been able to really concentrate on getting some Cryx out.

Seether Helljack.

Another shot.

Nightmare Helljack.

...and on the way out.

Cankerworm Bonejack.

Nightwretch Bonejacks.

The Withershadow Combine, a character unit.

On Thursday I played a practice tournament game with my Menoth army and swapped an unpainted Vanquisher in for my Reckoner for better troop clearing. This worked pretty well, so I decided to paint the Vanquisher and make it a permanent resident in the tournament army. Painted it Thursday night...just a quick one.

More Cryx on the way...

'Til next time.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Start of the Cryx Parade

I've got about 50 Cryx pieces on the table in various stages from assembled and base coated to about 90% done. The first two models got finished today in the "Cryx Corrosion" scheme.


...and moving away...that's good news.

Machine Wraith solo. A very nasty 1 point piece that opponents with 'jacks must deal with.

And there he is, saying goodbye.

So this should be the start of a long lineup of Cryx. Love playing these guys.

'Til next time.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Battle of Sotium

Edmonton's Mayday convention was held this weekend, and by all accounts it was a very successful. Thanks to all the out-of-towners who drove to Edmonton!

I ran my Command & Colors: Ancients game for Bob, Terry, Jonathan and Matthew. We ran the Sotium scenario twice, switching sides and commanders, and the team of Terry and Jonathan won. Congratulations!

The Roman battle line, ready for the Gallic onslaught (the Gauls won both games).

Should have another update tomorrow with some new Cryx pieces for Warmachine.

'Til next time.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Two Menoth Heavies

So, Cryx...right. I'll start back into them today.

Last week I found out about a local Steamroller tournament running at the end of May. Well, if I were to enter I'd have to play Menoth...and if I ran Menoth I'd need to finish off my Avatar of Menoth...and if I finished off the Avatar, then I'd have to finish the other Menoth heavy I use a lot more, the Reckoner. So, both got finished yesterday.

Here's the Reckoner with a black paint scheme (just a break from all the white).

Reverse angle!

And the Avatar of Menoth. First time using inks to get that "burned in" menofix effect on the shield.

And a shot of that ridiculously dinky sword they sculpted onto the Avatar...what were they thinking?

Som WIP shots from many months ago. Reckoner with base colors on.

Avatar assembled and primed.

And inked...

And with base colors and more shading.

'Til next time.