Sunday, 28 November 2021

An Infinity Tournament, Gothmog and a Knight in Shining Armour

I used my hobby time these past two weeks mostly to paint more miniatures for an Infinity tournament. But I also did some more work to finish up projects instead of starting new ones.

Dahshat Company on the Move
Pict 1093: Dahshat Company on the Move
Libertos, Hulan, Valerya Gromoz, Miranda Ashcroft, Dozer
Pict 1094: Libertos, Hulan, Valerya Gromoz, Miranda Ashcroft, Dozer
I wanted to play these six miniatures in a tournament, so they were the first in line to get done. I had started them early enough but only finished them the evening before the event. Nevertheless I am pretty happy with the way they came out - the Liberto fish bois and other mercenaries fit right in.

Pict 1095: Brawlers
Pict 1096: Brawlers
After the tournament I still had these two unfinished Brawlers from a few weeks back. Since I was on a roll and the colours scheme fresh in my head, they were done in one evening. I look forward to using them in some Dahshat lists because I was relying on a Zuyong link team not only for the tournament itself but also in the test matches leading up to it.

A Box Full of Projects
Pict 1097: A Box Full of Projects
After finishing the Infinity models I took a hard look at my project box and decided that I should finish the miniatures I started this year instead of starting with new ones. The picture shows some of the things I want to get done by the end of the year: some Warhammer High Elves, ArcWorlde beasts and Wild Elves, Middle-earth Dwarves and Warg Riders, the Cursed City heroes and of course the remainder of the Garden of Morr.

Gothmog, Lieutenant of Saruron
Pict 1098: Gothmog, Lieutenant of Saruron
Gothmog, Lieutenant of Saruron
Pict 1099: Gothmog, Lieutenant of Saruron

A first step towards finishing models involved adding two more (which I did before resolving to not do that anymore...). To complete Gothmog riding his Warg, I also added in the two miniatures I have of him on foot. I followed my recipe from a while back – great to have these things written down! – and I find that it works very well. Now, if I did not have such high moral objections to Morannon Orcs, I might paint an army of them. For now, I'm happy to paint normal Orc warriors however.

Emelda Braskov
Pict 1100: Emelda Braskov
Emelda Braskov
Pict 1101: Emelda Braskov

Another project that desparately needs finishing is the Cursed City box. As you can see above, I'm only missing some of the heroes. They lay by the wayside because I find it difficult to decide on theit colours (How far do I stray from the box art?!) and because I finished playing through the campaign with the unpainted models.

Anyway, here is the finished Emelda Braskov. She was a perfect example of the difficulties I just described. I wanted to go for very bright colours to make her a beacon in the darkness of Ulfenkarn, but I dreaded painting more white. So to get out of this impasse, I went with colours closer to the box art and now I'm pretty happy with her!

Sunday, 14 November 2021

The Dead are rising

These past two weeks, I took a bit of a breather from Infinity and painted some more Undead from the Mortal Realms as well as Wraiths from Middle-earth.

Kritza raising Minions
Pict 1083: Kritza raising Minions
C18 Wight
Pict 1084: C18 Wight
C18 Wight
Pict 1085: C18 Wight
Continuing on from the Oldhammer Vampire I painted a few weeks back, I also had this Wight from the same time period. I painted him to match my Cursed City skeletons – maybe he will see play as one of the Ulfenwatch?

Kritza the Rat Prince
Pict 1086: Kritza the Rat Prince
Kritza the Rat Prince
Pict 1087: Kritza the Rat Prince
Sepulchral Guard Petitioners
Pict 1088: Sepulchral Guard Petitioners
Sepulchral Guard Petitioners
Pict 1089: Sepulchral Guard Petitioners

Because the Wight painted up so quickly I also dove into my pile of shame / pile of possibility and came out with the three Petitioners from the Sepulchral Guard set as well as Kritza. The skeletons once more match the Ulfenwatch and are really nice modern miniatures. I do look forward to painting the remaining four from the set! Kritza was converted a little bit: I removed the rat tails trailing from his coat – they were a little to on the nose for me and I do like him better as an aristocrat at first blush. He then also got a simple 32mm base instead of the oval one he came with and I am really happy with the paintjob!

The Dwimmerlaik and the Witch-king
Pict 1090: The Dwimmerlaik and the Witch-king
The Dwimmerlaik and the Witch-king
Pict 1091: The Dwimmerlaik and the Witch-king
Back to Middle-earth! With GW releasing a new Witch-king I thought I should paint up the one I currently own to distract me from the new "shiny". I knew I also had a Dwimmerlaik named Nazgûl in the drawer and painted him at the same time. Now, Nazgûl in and of themselves look not that impressive, but they got the gears turning about other Mordor models I might want to paint...

Warg Riders (WIP)
Pict 1092: Warg Riders (WIP)

After finishing the Nazgûl, I started to work on some Warg Riders including heroes. When the metal Warg Riders were available last year, I snached up two blisters and converted three of them to have some more varied poses. For now, the Wargs themselves are pretty much done and I hope to finish up the Orcs quickly and to get them on a game table soon!