Sunday, 25 November 2018

Even more Orcs and some Converting for 30k

Sadly no progress with Alfrid but I managed to finish the six Hunter Orcs from last week. Other than that I went ahead with the rest of my Hunter Orcs on foot. I also managed to collect all the bits for a conversion I had in mind for some time.

Hunter Orcs
Pict 540: Hunter Orcs

First up are the remaining six Hunter Orcs with the yellowish skin. Pretty much the same as last week - these don't have any aditional weapons, so no bows or quivers. Again, I tried for varied war paint but sooner or later I'll have to repeat the patterns.

Hunter Orcs (WIP)
Pict 541: Hunter Orcs (WIP)

And here is the rest of the Hunter Orcs on foot. I already did most of the work on the eyes do that the next step is the skin and then on to the highlights on the other surfaces.

Morannon Orc Captain (WIP)
Pict 542: Morannon Orc Captain (WIP)
I started this Morannon Orc Captain to get a bit of a break from the Orcs I'm painting right now. The over all darker colours are a bit of a respite. Usually I'm not to keen on miniatures carrying around heads but I'll see what I do with this one since I couldn't bring myself to cut it off.

Horus, Primarch of the Luna Wolves (Conversion)
Pict 543: Horus, Primarch of the Luna Wolves (Conversion)

Horus, Primarch of the Luna Wolves (Conversion)
Pict 544: Horus, Primarch of the Luna Wolves (Conversion)

And lastly here is the big guy himself - Horus, Primarch of the Luna Wolves and still untouched by chaos. I actually stipped the main body for some time now, but I knew I wanted him to use a Combibolter and a sword to show him at an early time of the crusade. The sword really had me thinking which bit to use and now that I bought a set of Legion Praetors pretty much for the swordhand up to the hilt, I finally had all the bits I needed and started to put him together. I might still go a little further on the right vambrace to make it even more similar to the original, but I'm pretty happy with the pose so far.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Hunter Orcs and Alfrid Lickspittle

Last Sunday I sadly didn't have anything to show, but this past week I got back into the swing of things and painted some Hunter Orcs as well as getting started on the coward Alfrid.

Hunter Orcs
Pict 537: Hunter Orcs
Hunter Orcs
Pict 538: Hunter Orcs
Somehow the end of the year is already looming and with that in mind I wanted to get some more work on the Hunter Orcs done since they were on my list of new year's resolutions. I'm happy enough with the highlighting so far - you could go even further but since I'll still have to do another 18 after these six, that's how far I'll go. I'm rater proud of the eyes and the different facepaint.

Pict 539: Alfrid Lickspittle (WIP)

I got this Warhammer World exclusive Alfrid Lickspittle through a competition that the guys over at the SBG fanzine ran - you had to count up all the instances that Alfrid hid himself in a picture in their fifth issue - and apparently I found the sneak most often!
The sculpt is great - so many different textures of cloth and of course so much character! I'm pretty happy with the layout of colours so far and I already started the highlighting. I'll have to do the face from scratch because right now Alfrid looks even creepier than I intend to!

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Living Ghosts they were become, Terrible and Evil...

... And after his going they took Minas Ithil and dwelt there, and they filled it, and all the valley about, with decay: it seemed empty and it was not so, for a shapeless fear lived within the ruined walls. Nine Lords there were, and after the return of their Master, which they aided and prepared in secret, they grew strong again.
Faramir - The Two Towers, p. 905-906

The Nazgûl
Pict 533: The Nazgûl
The Nazgûl
Pict 534: The Nazgûl
The Witchking
Pict 535: The Witchking
The Witchking
Pict 536: The Witchking
I finished up the Nine this week. After last week, I pretty much 'only' had the highlighting of the black robes to do. The process was quite fun and quick since I could mix up a particular grey on the palette and go through with every miniature in turn before mixing in a bit more white and repeating. Lastly I deepened the shadows around the fingers and around holes and frays in the fabric with a black wash.

Up next I hope to get to some more Infinity miniatures, but there are so many amazing miniatures vying for my attention.