Sunday, 24 September 2017

D&D, Woodelves and Gundabad Ogres

I didn't get to paint that much this week, but I did convert and finish two Flameskulls to blow up my D&D players. Other than that I made progress with the Wardancers and I started with the progress of finishing projects that clutter my desk.
Wardancers, Flameskulls, Gundabad Ogres
Pict 252: The paint table

Pict 253: Flameskulls
I made the Flameskulls from the big skulls that come with a box of Gor and afixed the flames from braziers that come with the citadel wood. These bits made some bigger skulls than a normal Flameskull would use and I like to imagine that these Flameskulls were made with the skulls of ogre mages.
Wardancers (WIP)
Pict 254: Wardancers (WIP)

Gundabad Ogres (WIP)
Pict 255 - Gundabad Ogres (WIP)
These two pictures show my progress with the many projects that are currently on my table. The Wardancers have had their base colours blocked in and the washes are down as well.
In order to relief the clutter on my desk a little bit I plan to finish up the miniatures that are half finished right now. I started with the Gundabad Ogres that only are missing the skin. As you can see on the picture the Ogre on the right looks a bit yellow - I hope to correct that with thin layers of highlights, but it's not that bad in person - maybe I should play around with the whitebalance on my camera. Painting skin with several translucent layers is tricky and it only starts to look good once you near the end...

Sunday, 17 September 2017

The Death Guard finished and I started with some Wood Elves

I finished the Plague Marines this week right in time for GW to release some new stuff for the Death Guard so that my paint queue never gets to short. Other than that I cought the Warhammer Fantasy bug again and decided to paint myself some Wood Elves.

The Death Guard
Pict 245: The Death Guard
Firstly I want to show all of the Death Guard from the Dark Imperium box - finally I painted them all and I have to say I really like the way they look as a group. I think that's one of driving forces for me to hobby - it's very satisfying to me to see the army completed.

Plague Marines
Pict 246: Plague Marines
Plague Marines
Pict 247: Plague Marines
And here are some close ups of the Plague Marines. They didn't take so long since I painted them as a group. I very much enjoy the sculpts and look forward to getting some more Plague Marines.

Pict 248: Wardancer
Pict 249: Wardancer
Next are the Wood Elves I painted this week. The Wood Elves are one of my first loves - they were my first WHFB army and I very much dig their fluff and their feel in the game. On top of that I think the miniatures are some of the best miniatures ever produced by any company. Especially the line for the 6th edition of the game will always have a place in my heart, but I am fond of the earlier miniatures as well.
I started this painting frenzy of Wood Elves with one of the exclusive Wardancers. I will either use him as a Champion or as a Wardancer Highborn (or a Shadowdancer when playing 8th edition). I am still not that confident in my ability to freehand and thus there is only a little bit of warpaint. Other than that I am very pleased with how the miniature came out.

Wardancers (WIP)
Pict 250: Wardancers (WIP)
Warhawk Riders (WIP)
Pict 251: Warhawk Riders (WIP)
The other Asrai are not done yet. I only finished the Warhawk Rider's bases because I didn't just want to complete the Wardancer's base. The base colours are not quite done but you can already see where the miniatures are going. We'll see what I'll have done next week but as you can see looking at the last two month's posts, there are quite a lot of unfinished miniatures currently laying on my desk...

Sunday, 3 September 2017

The Lord of Contagion and the Feotid Bloat-Drone finished!

So this week I had only little time to paint (and I expect the next one to be similar...). But nevertheless I finished up the Lord of Contagion and the Bloat-Drone.

Lord of Contagion and Foetid Bloat-Drone
Pict 240: Lord of Contagion and Foetid Bloat-Drone

Lord of Contagion
Pict 241: Lord of Contagion

Lord of Contagion
Pict 242: Lord of Contagion

Since last I showed my Lord of Contagion, I washed the different areas and highlighted. Here I really enjoyed the folds of the cloak as well as the rips and tears - and I am happy with the warm shadows the Seraphim Sepia acomplished. It was only with this miniature that I became aware that I use almost no Agrax Earthshade with my Death Guard scheme, which I had not expected.

Foetid Bloat-Drone
Pict 243: Foetid Bloat-Drone

Foetid Bloat-Drone
Pict 244: Foetid Bloat-Drone
And here's the finished Drone. I afixed a piece of slate to the base because otherwise it would have been a bit empty. I love the way the Hawk Turquise works on the larger brass areas and gives the miniature more colour.
Now I only have to get on with the Plaguecaster and the Plaguemarines and then the whole set is done! Only thing left to do will be to actually play the game.