So this is my latest piece of terrain. I’ve been working on it for quite some time, put it down, broke bits off, left it for a while, came back to it. The usual. My experience of model-making is limited, so this is part of the learning curve. My earlier buildings were quite basic, and I wanted to make something that looked a bit more like I’d given it some effort. I learned a fair bit on this. Firstly, that attaching heavy plastic bits to a light polystyrene base won’t last long. Secondly, I learned a fair bit about basing. You can, I am sure, see from the photos that I changed direction very early into adding sand and static grass to the base. Still, the next one will be better, and meanwhile this looks like the sort of place Rogue Traders hang out in. Hope you like it.
Just a quick update. I painted these two recently. You’ll probably recognise them as from Jon Boyce’s Return To Colony 87 kickstarter. Lovely miniatures which were fun to paint. You might also note that there was a third mechanic miniature, fine-looking fellow in a padded jumpsuit and mask. This one disappeared during a deep clean of my flat! I hope that he’ll show up again eventually.
These four big lugs i finished back in January but have only just gotten around to putting the imagines up here. Got quite a backlog, to be honest. Anyway, I’ve not really got an army for these to fit into, I just fancied painting them! They were good fun to paint and I’m quite pleased with the results. Enjoy!
Long time no see! It’s been a while since I finished anything, so it’s good to be back with another update. Once again I’ve finished another mob for my Ork Freebooter army. I’ve now got 5 Freebooter mobs and a big mob, so I really should paint a warboss and retinue so as to have a complete game-legal army ready to play with.
This bunch took me longer than I expected, not least because I did it properly. Having decided to paint some Stormboyz and picked the minis, I then chose the weapons load-out. Giving them all bolt-pistols and hand weapons seemed a no-brainer, after all they were going to be assault troops. Curiously, you still need to take a boy with a heavy weapon, even when using jump packs, so I gave mine an heavy plasma gun because it seemed like the coolest Orkiest thing to do. Heavy plasma gun and jump-pack! You can see below how I modelled it. Then I gave the nob a roll on the assault weapons chart and got a power glove. Rolled for some stikkbomz, because the nob had one modelled onto him. Then I rolled for chaos rewards. D4 + 1… 5 gifts! I went to Slaves To Darkness and rolled 5 times on the rewards charts. This is what I got: bestial face – flesh hound / dog; a pack of chaos hounds; gift of the gods – weapon hand; eye of the gods – chaos weapon (singing) + collar of khorne; aggression bonus (+1 ws, bs, s). Whew! This chap is quite the fighter. But now I had to model it! Lacking anything that remotely resembled chaos hounds, i ordered a box from GW. Khorne’s number is 8, there were ten in a box, so i had a spare to make a bestial face with. I scraped away the Nob’s face, then glued in the chaos hound’s muzzle. as you can see, i didn’t fill it in enough. I thought it would be alright when painted, but i needed more green stuff. It’s not a deal-breaker though. I decided to pass the power glove down to a lieutenant, as i couldn’t see a way of having a weapon hand, a chaos weapon, and a power glove on this model. If anyone complains that its not game legal I’ll say it’s a bionic arm and doesn’t have any game effect. I sawed the hand off the nob, then sawed part of the bolt pistol off, and glued the two together. Sorted! The power axe that the nob already carried could easily pass as an orky chaos weapon. I chose this nob because he was bigger than the other Orks. Mostly I’m not into the modern Orks, but these nobs (from Assault At Black Reach) work sometimesbecause they’re so big and muscly compared to the RT period Orks. He really comes across as a gnarled champion of Khorne. For the rest of the Stormboyz I was happy to use RT and 2nd Edition minis. Normal Orks are a bit beserk, so it stands to reason that Khornate Stormboyz would be smartly dressed and uniform.
I didn’t take a lot of time over the chaos hounds, just experimented with washes and drybrushing. Worked out OK, but I won’t be showing them off. I’m a lot happier with the Orks. My painting skills are improving gradually and I think these are amongst the best I’ve ever done. I hope you enjoy them.
Meet Nigel. Nigel is a door-to-door blood salesman. He has been painted for the Oldhammer Forum’s annual painting challenge for 2016 – “Chaos Villagers”. Nigel has a bestial face mutation, and an extra arm with a beweaponed extremity. Obviously I used a plastic beastman and glued a tyranid arm onto him! He’s got a bucket filled with lovely blood and carries a banner advertising his wares.
Quite pleased with this, enjoyed making him. Won’t leave it so late next year!
Two more finished jobs this week. Firstly for Orctober, a base of Battle Masters Orcs. Slowly but surely I’m getting on with Battle Masters. There were over a hundred figures in this game, plus I’ve also got the two expansion boxsets as well. It takes a while! I’m trying to do these a bit quicker. The minis aren’t good enough to justify the best paintjob I can do, but I still want them to look alright. Hopefully I’ve achieved that.
The other challenge I’ve been doing recently for Bolter & Chainsword website’s Imperial Fists Expansion IV. Knowing how busy I was I only vowed a single miniature, and only just scraped through. I’m fairly pleased with this Apothecary though, I think I’ve done a good job here.
With only two days to finish my Oldhammer forum Chaos Villager it looks like I’ve been trying to do too much recently. Should have started earlier!
So I’ve been a lot more busy than usual. I was hoping to have some Orcs done (for Orctober), but the only thing I’ve finished recently is this sexy Slaaneshi Minotaur for my ongoing chaos warband. I had one of these miniatures when I was a lad but I didn’t really ‘get’ it. Much more innocent times. It’s a fantastic sculpt. There’s such a lot to get your head around… bionic leg, jaw, and eye; that studded posing pouch without much in it; the long glove on its sword arm; the huge beefy pecs / boobs; pierced flesh; various cuts and scars across its back… definitely one of my favourite ever miniatures. I hope that I have done it proud.
‘e duz tricks, ‘e blows things up wiv ‘is mind, ‘e’ll make yer grotz widdle ’emselves!
Nargob is a Weirdboy who really enjoys being weird. Where most weirdboyz are looking for an excuse to go and sit somewhere quietly out of the way, Nargob is looking for a war to fight. He gets a thrill out of seeing how much power he can channel. He particularly enjoys overloading over psykers and causing their heads to explode. Long ago he left his minders behind and disappeared off in search of bigger and better battles, and along the way he has picked up a load of madboyz who sing and chant for him, doing tricks and pratfalls. They travel from waaagh to waaagh, performing for da boyz and searching for psykers that Nargob can pit himself against. He’s not found his match yet!