Thursday, May 25, 2017

If At First You Don't Succeed...

When I built the dracoth for my Stormcast I messed it up about as bad as I could.  I've put off fixing it and painting it but now we have a firm date so I need to get it done.

I watched a painting how-to where they left the lord and the mount separate so I figured I'd do that.  Then when I tried to dry-fit the pieces and they didn't come together right.  My solution to this is to give the lord some longer legs.  His lower legs are sculpted on the mount.  So, I glued some sprue pieces on the legs.

Then I put greenstuff around those and shaped them:

Building, Sculpting, Fixing... not my strong suit.

Now dry-fit round two.

Pressed into GS to give me guidance for final assembly.

I'm also going to model a shield onto the unit.  I needed to flatten an area on his left arm. I won't mount the shield until the end.

Lord Celestant on Stick, also his shield is in the background.
Hopefully if a few year's time I can look back on this and see that my sculpting and filling is much, much better.

Next step prime.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Practice... We Talkin' 'Bout Practice..?

Randroid and I have been able to get together to play practice games for the AoS campaign we're going to be involved with at the beginning of June.  I'm learning a ton, both about my warband and about how to play this game.  Randroid has tried out multiple builds since he has more experience with the game than I do.  And I've stuck with one build and tried out different strategies.  Some with good success, some leading to a quick death.  His group isn't fully finished yet but he at least has basecoats on each of his minis, this makes my Lord Castellant on Dracoth stick out like a sore thumb.

I got too caught up to remember to take photos.  I wish I had.  So, next time I'll take some; I promise.

As for painting the rest of the warband, I feel like I'm close to having the other nine done.  I need to finish their base and some touch-up then they'll be don.  I had grand ideas of how the army would look but my mind is a much better painter than my hand.  This coming weekend is a holiday weekend here, so I'd like to get the whole shooting match done this coming weekend.

I cleaned up my work space again so I'm re-motivated to paint, which is very good since I have to get it done.  Hopefully I'll have more pictures soon to keep track of what to do.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

But How Strong is the Shield? - Part 2

More stages on the shields from a while ago guess I didn't post it

Insignia Hammer:  Vallejo Flat Brown (undercoat), Vallejo Gold (core), Citadel Dryad Bark (shading), Citadel Runefang Steel (highlight).



Insignia Lightening:  Citadel Rakarth Flesh (core), Citadel The Fang (shading), Vallejo Off-white (highlight).






Friday, May 19, 2017

Oh Yeah, I was Making a Stormcast Army... Huh

I fell off the painting wagon.  Then I got back on, but painted something different.  Of course I didn't finish that either.

I am joining a local group in an escalation tournament of Age of Sigmar.  The first round is 500 pts and I have most of the basecoats done on my models for that.  The one piece that isn't started as far as painting goes was built terribly... by me, so I've been working, slowly admittedly, to fix the model the best I can.  Here is my list for 500 point games:

500 Point team As It Stands


Allegiance: Order
Lord-Celestant On Dracoth (220)
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 General
-
 Tempestos Hammer & Thundershield
Lord-Relictor (80)
5 x Liberators (100)
-
 Warhammer & Shield
3 x Prosecutors with Celestial Hammers (100)

Total: 500

Here's the unit as they stand now.  There's still a lot to do:

I bought the kits to make the 1000 point unit but haven't built or painted any of them yet.

Here is what my possible 1000 point list will be:

Allegiance: Order
Lord-Celestant On Dracoth (220)
-
 General
-
 Tempestos Hammer & Thundershield
Lord-Relictor (80)
Lord-Celestant (100)
5 x Liberators (100)
-
 Warhammer & Shield
-
 1x Grandhammers
5 x Liberators (100)
-
 Warblade & Shield
-
 1x Grandblades
3 x Prosecutors with Celestial Hammers (100)
3 x Prosecutors with Stormcall Javelins (80)
-
 1x Stormsurge Tridents
5 x Paladin Retributors (220)
-
 2x Starsoul Maces

Total: 1000


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

...And Done

Finished up the Chaos Warriors

Nurgle Front

Nurgle Back

Skin Highlights: VMC Beige/VMC Uniform Green 4:1
Tentacle Highlights: VMC Car. Red/Citadel The Fang 1:1
Shirt Highlights: VMC Uniform Green
Goo: Citadel Camo Green, VMC Gloss Varnish 1:4


Base: Citadel Dryad Bark
Flock:  Citadel Static Grass
Rims:  VMC Black

Khorne

Highlights: Base Colors
Blood: VMC Hull Red, VMC Car. Red, VMC Gloss Varnish, 1:1:4

Base: Citadel Dryad Bark
Flock:  Citadel Static Grass
Rims:  VMC Black
Skull: (hiding in the back) VMC Beige

These are ready to be used.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Is the Third Post Truly Something Different...

Almost done.

Nurgle

Shade Rust:  Agrax Earthshade
Tentacles: VMC Car Red base
Tentacle Overbrush: VMC Car Red:Citadel The Fang 1:1
Tentacle Shade: Citadel Druchii Violet

Khorne

Armor Shade:  Citadel Nuln Oil
Horn Shade and Metal Shade:  Citadel Agrax Earthshade
Highlight red areas:  VMC Hull Red

Just need to finish up the bases and finish up highlights.  Then I can add my goop and blood ideas and finito.

Friday, March 24, 2017

...And Now for Something Completely Different - Part 2


Time has been short recently but I've been able to get a little more done.  The problem is that things look so much better in my head than on the actual miniature.  I'm a little disheartened by this but motivated at the same time to get better.  Here are some added suckers to the tentacles.



Ideas:

Nurgle colors


Khorne Colors


Base Colors Blocked in (Not all the way):

Some Colors

Armor:  VMC Gunmetal
Shirt:  VMC Uniform Green
Shorts and Socks:  VMC Ger Camo Beige
Skin:  VMC White w/tip of green, Citadel Athonian Camo Shade Glaze
Boots"  Citadel Dryad Bark

Blocked In
Metal:  VMC Bronze
Armor and Pants:  VMC Hull Red
Cloth:  Citadel Dryad Bark
Horns:  VMC Ger Camo Beige

Next Steps:
Finish Blocking in Nurgle, shades, highlights, and bases then done!