Something Rotten This Way Comes…

12/04/2017 Leave a comment

By which I mean, Plague Marines!  As with most of my new projects, I tend to start off with a one or two (in this case, three) test models to help dial in my proposed paint scheme.  Fortunately as I’ve recently painted up a decent amount of Nurgle Daemons this was fairly straightforward.

Rather than using some of my two sets of Dark Imperium Death Guard, I elected to purchase a box of their Easy Build cousins.  Here’s how I got on.

Easy Build Plague Marines 01

Easy Build Plague Marines 02

Also, woo Miniature Monday!  First time I’ve posted something in ages.

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Poxwalkers

11/26/2017 1 comment

Hello, yes I’m not dead! It’s been ages, hasn’t it?  Basically I was up to my eyeballs at work and then my wife and I popped over to the US to visit her parents for their fiftieth wedding anniversay (I also used that time to stock up on cheap shiny, but more on that later).

Anyway, since we got back it’s been one thing after another but I finally got some time over the past couple of evenings to paint up the set of six easy build Poxwalkers I picked up ages ago.

Poxwalkers 01

Poxwalkers 02

Poxwalkers 03

I decided to keep them very simple as I have two Dark Imperium boxes of them still to go and I’m sure I’ll be picking up more as I’ve not done a proper swarm army in ages.

Next up is more Death Guard as well as some naughty people from the Underhive…

The Changeling

07/31/2017 1 comment

The leader for my Tzeentch army (at least until I get a Lord of Change) is finally complete.

The Changeling 01

The Changeling 03

The Changeling 02

This was a fun model to paint, I included a profile shot to show my first ever attempt at wet blending on the staff’s feathers and snake.  Not fantastic but a damn sight better than I’d expected!

I would very much like to paint another of these in a few years time using Non-Metallic Metal techniques.  Once I’ve learned them, of course 😉

Also, next time I’ll paint this in sub-assemblies, not doing so was a massive pain in the arse!  Fairly sure I invented some new swear words.

 

Blue Horrors of Tzeentch

07/22/2017 Leave a comment

Blue Horrors 01

After getting their fiery little brothers done I’ve turned my attention to these chaps.  I basically reversed the scheme I’ve used in the past for Pink Horrors (more of these to come next week) and kept the detailing fairly simple as I had twenty of the buggers to churn out.  Of course, as I’m currently assembling more Pinkies, I’ll need more of these very soon…

Blue Horrors 02

Blue Horrors 03

Blue Horrors 04

Blue Horrors 05

You notice that I’ve acquired a Realm of Battle board. I picked this up and painted it at the start of the year and finally got to deploy it in anger last week.  I’ll put up some photos and a battle report in the next few days.

Brimstone Horrors of Tzeentch

07/02/2017 3 comments

This weekend’s been somewhat Horrific…

Sorry*

As I’ve got an Age of Sigmar tournament coming up next month, I decided that I’d need some backup for my Tzeentch chaps.  More importantly, I decided it was high time to conquer my fear of painting all-yellow miniatures.  I think I’ve done okay.

Brimstone Horrors 01

Brimstone Horrors 02

Brimstone Horrors 03

Brimstone Horrors 04

I painted these using The Duncan’s method which you can view below:

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Obviously mine aren’t nearly as good, I am but a mere mortal!

 

*Obviously, in no way actually sorry, shut up!

 

Goblin Referee

06/18/2017 Leave a comment

Always a sucker for ‘limited edition’ models, I had to pick up Forge World’s Blood Bowl Refereee set.  I managed to get this little guy done in an afternoon (it shows), but I’m fairly happy with the job.

Goblin Referee - Front

Goblin Referee - Back

As you can no doubt see, my freehand sucks.  I hope to get better and when (if) so, I’ll be sorely tempted to strip and repaint this.  However, there’s something a little charming about the crappy job I did, it’s as if the Gobbo took a shirt and decided to paint the lines on himself before the game 🙂

 

 

Bretonnians for sale!

06/15/2017 2 comments

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It’s with a less heavy heart than I’d anticipated that I announce that I’m selling the majority of my unloved Bretonnian army.

I decided to jump back in to Warhammer Fantasty Battle in the early days of what would be the final edition of the game.  At the time I had a real struggle chosing an army but the idea of massed ranks of heavy cavalry carving up the table really appealed to me, and I thought that as they’d not been updated for a considerable time that a new Army Book was imminent.  How wrong I was!

After it was clear that this army was not going to make a proper transition to Age of Sigmar, I considered for quite some time keeping the models and using them to practice new painting techniques.  Lets be honest, that was never going to happen.

I also considered whether or not to look into the Oldhammer or Kings of War scene, but I have little enough time for the games I play and armies I collect and starting something new just to keep going what little models I had was not attractive.

So here we are.

Here’s what’s currently on offer on eBay. Click the links below for more details. 

Bretonnian Army

This is the bulk of my force, it contains 12 Men at arms, over 40 Bowmen, a Pegasus Knight and 22 Knights.

Lord with Great Axe

Bretonnian Lord 01

This is the metal version and apparently quite rare.  It’s a shame that he’s not technically legal in the 8th edition rules but it’s still a cool model!

Army Standard Bearer

Bretonnian Army Standard Bearer

Again, this is the metal version, I pinned the standard’s arm to the model for added stability.

Grail Knight Champion on Foot

Grail Knight Champion on foot

As you can see, this one’s still in its blister pack.  Genuinely forgot I had this one!

Knight of The Realm Hero on foot

Knight of The Realm Hero on foot

Like the previous one, a happy rediscovery.  This chap could potentially find a home in the AoS skirmish or board games.

 

If anyone has questions regarding these, please drop me a line in the comments section or via ramblingsfromthetrenches@virginmedia.com.