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All Your (32mm) Base Belong To Us

03/31/2018 1 comment

A few years ago I built a single squad of Pink Horrors for my Chaos Marines to summon and at the time I thought no more of it.  I mean, who in their right mind would collect a fourth army?

Anyway, fast forward two and a half years and I’ve accidentally amassed a reasonably sized Tzeentch daemon force that can be used for both 40K and AoS.  The only problem is that my first group of Horrors a) did not have any standard bearers or musicians, and b) were on the old 28mm bases.  After painting up another box of Horrors I was able to rectify the first issue but not the second, leaving me with the situation below:

All - Before

Front row are the original squad with the new ones on 32mm bases at the rear

You can see it better by looking at the two Iridescent Horrors.

Leaders - Before

Fortunately there are many ways to resolve this.  After some research, I ordered some 32mm Conversion Rings from Secret Weapons Miniatures and this afternoon I got to work.

These are made out of a fairly tough resin and as you can see are relatively flash-free, as they are resin it’s best to wash them in warm water mixed with a touch of detergent to remove any residual release agent.

Base Adapter

Fixing them to the models proved to be a bit more difficult than I had realised.  At first I thought it best to use super glue but this left the hold somewhat brittle and, while they do fit fairly well, the slight elasticity of the material means that once in place there is often a small gap as you can see below.

Base - Problem

I solved both problems be starting again, this time putting a thin roll of Green Stuff along the inside of each ring, applying a spot of super glue to the joining lugs then pressing both parts together around the miniature’s base.

Progress 2

After using some Liquid Green Stuff to fill the joins between the two halves of the ring I left the models to cure for an hour before painting.

As you can see at least by my standards they came out okay.

All - After

Leaders - After

While on close inspection it is possible to tell that these are conversion jobs it’s a relatively easy and very cheap way to rebase your minis should you wish.

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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!

 

Screamers of Tzeentch

06/08/2017 Leave a comment

I’m attending an Age of Sigmar doubles tournament in August so I decided to get my finger out and get some of my daemonic backlog sorted. First on the list is the very easy to paint Screamers. 


These three took less than a couple of hours from sprue to finish, somehow I doubt the rest will be that easy…

Plaguebearers of Nurgle

08/24/2016 1 comment

Plaguebearers

Finished these chaps over the last few days, this now means that I have a good troops base for my daemonic allies.  It also gives me a halfway decent small Age of Sigmar army…

I’m going to miss painting Nurgle minis, I still have a Forge World Chaos Marine Nurgle Sorcerer and a Renegade Knight that I hope to paint in the Grandfather’s colours, but I think I should concentrate on my millions of half-finished projects currently residing in the Drawer of Shame 😉

Daemonettes of Slaanesh

04/04/2016 1 comment

  

   

It took a while, but these ladies are finally done. 

Now that they’re done, it’s back to one of my first loves…