Friday, 6 January 2017

Kings of War: Ogres (Warriors Unit 2)

I've completed a second unit for my Mantic Ogre army.

I'm mentally debating what to paint next - either a unit of Red Goblins or some Shooters (Crossbowmen).

More Ogres stuff:

Saga: Vikings (Part 3 - more Hearthguard)

I made it to the dizzying heights of 2 points of troops! Woohoo!

Progress on the Saga Vikings has been a slow, steady affair due to my current thing for project-juggling instead of just knuckling down to complete one army. It's a very slow way of working but, if I'm honest, probably a more enjoyable one as I've not reached the point of burn-out on an army where I'm bored of looking at them.

I do go through fads where I do more than one unit for a particular force as I'm "in the groove", but then I feel guilty for ignoring something and switch tracks.

It's working for me so I'm going to stick with it for now. As such it might be a while before I get to point #3!

More Vikings Stuff:
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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Vampire Counts: Zombies (Part 1)

Hi all, and a happy 2017 to you!

I've been working on a few models over the holiday period and have (among other things) completed a unit of twenty zombies for my Vampire Counts.

I actually cheated a bit.

I did an audit of my zombie models and found that I had just over sixty models. As one of the games I'm playing at the moment is "Kings of War" which has fixed unit sizes of 10, 20, 40 or 80 models, I wanted to bump my model count up to 80.

I also wanted the zombies to look a bit more "shuffling mob" than "regimented soldier" so I elected to use a mixture of 20mm and 40mm bases, but to not fill the 40mm bases but instead to put just two or three models on them and fill spaces with grave markers (by Renendra, in case you're interested).

So I have made twenty bases of zombies using only about fifteen zombie models. I took a few top-down shots to illustrate the idea:

And here is the whole unit all lined up:

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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Epic Ultramarines: Rhinos #3

This may well be my final post of 2016 so I'd like to thank everyone who has taken the time to look in on my blog, drop me a comment or "+1". Thanks to all of you.

A third group of Rhinos is complete and ready to take to the field. I'm intending to get some troops ready to be transported in these APCs early in 2017 so stay tuned for updates.

More Epic Ultramarine stuff:

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Epic Ultramarines: Warlord Titan 3

It's Titan time again!

Here is the penultimate Warlord Titan that will accompany my Ultramarines.

I do have one more all painted up and ready to go, but unfortunately it's had an accident (the base snapped off at the ankles) so isn't ready for photographing. What I will do is pop some magnets into the base of the ankles and the tops of the feet so that it can be removed for storage, These fellas were always weak at that point so adding something allows them to deliberately break away and reconnect at that point should solve the problem nicely.

More Epic Ultramarine stuff:

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Saga: Vikings (Part 2 - Hearthguard)

More Vikings - a unit of elite Hearthguard to accompany the Warlord!

Once again these are Gripping Beast models, equipped this time with Dane axes.

I think Gripping Beast have done a great job with their dark ages minis. Dynamic poses, nice sculpts and good castings. Very easy to work with.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Epic Ultramarines: Rhinos #2

So, in a frenzy of drybrushing I've completed another trio of Rhinos for my Epic Ultramarines.

Painting at this scale is easy, spray black, drybrush Ultramarine Blue, drybrush again with a little white added to the blue. Retouch the black on the guns, exhausts, tracks and smoke launchers then back to drybrushing with Chainmail on those parts, allowing the brush to catch a few extra edges for the sake of easy weathering. Paint on the Ultramarine badges - done!

More Epic Ultramarine stuff: