Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Kharadron Overlords: Grundstok Thunderers

My model-painting rota has come around once again so I get to have a second look at the Kharadron Overlords.

This time around I want to get on to other things, so I decided to just paint one small unit: 5 x Grundstok Thunderers.

I found the business of attaching the arms/weapons to these guys very fiddly. In fact one model  has a left arm that's a little dislocated as a result.

Still, I think they painted up OK.

Next time around (which might be a while - there's a lot in the queue) I'll probably tackle a bigger set of models in order to make a proper dent in this army.

More Kharadron Overlords stuff:

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Kharadron Overlords: Arkanaut Admiral

Another day, another army.

That's how it seems to be going at the moment - I have 10 (yes - ten!) different wargames projects on the go at the moment. I have to say none of them seem set to come to an end any time soon so I'm juggling them on a rota basis.

Anyway - the 10th project (and I swear I'm not starting any more until something gets completed) is underway with a modest start. I own one (I counted him twice) model for this army at this point in time and here he is - the Boss Man for my Age of Sigmar Kharadron Overlords army:

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Monday, 12 February 2018

Stormcast Eternals: Part 4 - Liberators 1

My mini Stormcast-binge comes to an end with this unit. I have more models to work on, but they will have to wait their turn.

Not my favourite models, these guys.

Not enough detail to make them interesting, and a lot of the detail that is there is ill-defined (I'm talking about you shoulder-pads).

The Liberator Prime is an exception - I enjoyed painting him.

I've done my usual here and stuck to a very limited palette - I try to use as few colours as possible when I work as I feel that too much colour just makes things look confused. So here it's basically red, blue and metals.

More Stormcast Eternals stuff:

Monday, 5 February 2018

Stormcast Eternals: Part 3 - Lord Relictor

Another model rolls out of the workshop - I'm still on my small Stormcast binge and this time it's the
turn of the Lord Relictor. I'm putting off the batch I have to do next (some Liberators) as I find their models a little "flat" - there's not enough detail on them and they're a little dull to paint. What detail there is on the shoulder pads and tabards isn't sharp enough for my ageing eyes to do the best job on.

Anyway - it's not by accident that these guys are painted after a vaguely Ultramarines style. I've always like the bright blue of the Ultramarines, it just seemed a bit daft on a battlesuit in a setting where long ranged combat is king. I'd much rather be invisible than wearing a 8' tall "SHOOT HERE" sign.

In a fantasy setting I think there's more scope for colour, especially on a "high fantasy" force like the Stormcast. Maybe not so easy to get away with on something like Goblins or Ogres.

Enough burbling - here's the model:

More Stormcast Eternals stuff:

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

100,000 hits!

Wow! 100,000 hits!

When I started this blog I had no idea that it would ever be viewed by so many people.

I'd previously written a website using a HTML editor - a painful process that was an utter failure in that the website never got more than a couple of hundred hits.

So as the hits started racking up on this blog I was stunned.

Thanks to everyone who has ever checked in - I'm grateful you've taken the time to do so.

Whilst I'm here, here's a photo I've just taken of the Stormcast Eternals I've painted so far:

More Stormcast Eternals stuff:

Monday, 15 January 2018

Stormcast Eternals: Part 2 - Decimators 1

And so here we are with the second real post showing my Stormcast offering.

I was intending to post up my Lord Relictor at this point as I was working on him and envisaged completing him before I completed these guys. It didn't turn out that way - there are still a few outstanding details on the Lord Relictor whilst these happy chappies are finished.

So here you go:

More Stormcast Eternals stuff:

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Stormcast Eternals: Part 1 - Prosecutors 1

The painting rota has rotated on a step and told me it's time to paint some Age of Sigmar models. As the Stormcast are slightly higher up my list than the Kharadron they get some attention first.

Stormcast seem to be fielded in quite small unit chunks so I'm doing a batch - their will be some Liberators, Decimators and a Lord Relictor to follow on from this post. Then probably a bit of W30K Death Guard and then back to AoS for some Kharadron.

Anyway, without further ado, here is the first "real" unit for my Stormcast Eternals:
The unit

Front - just one model

Rear - just one model

More Stormcast Eternals stuff: