Saturday, 10 December 2016

Small update - Beastmen/Plaguebearers hybrid

Tonight 2.0 and I had some hobby time together, and while he painted on his undead horde for AoS, I began kit bashing a bit - I had some plague bearers lying around from a Nurgle Starter box for AoS, but I'm not to fond of the heads - so I had an idea to make som Pestigor-like Plaguebearers.

It's an extremely simple conversion, with only minor reposing, and a head swap, and I need to make 5 more (the leader is the Nurgle herald), but I kinda like where they're going.


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Progress on the Soul Grinder - and trolls! Lots of trolls! (Or at least 3...)

I've managed to put in a bit of hobby time, although it is a little sparse these days - The missus and I have bought ourselves a house (dedicated hobby-room - Score!) so our time lately is mostly spent on calculating mortgages, looking at furniture and wondering how many packing crates we need for our crap.

Anyway, I'm almost done with the Soul Grinder - here it is in all it's greenstuffed glory: 




And the Trolls - they are based on river trolls, with the heads from the Nagash Lieutenants (which took a while to get hold of) - quite pleased with them, as they seem a lot more chaotic than the standard trolls: 




Monday, 24 October 2016

Forever the hobby-butterfly...

... Although this time it has a cause - of sorts.

My Khador project got stopped in its tracks. I had meticulously airbrushed all 11 jacks, painted all the metals, airbrushed them with varnish, and when I tried the oil wash, as I had used on the last 3 I'd done, it didn't look anything like them - more brown, dirty and just... Not good. Until I figure out how to do them, they'll be sitting on the shelf for a bit.

Anyway... Cue Age of Sigmar. At least I know exactly how to paint these guys, having written every process down.

I painted 10 blight kings, a mounted lord, and a gurgle giant about a year ago, but things have been a bit quiet regarding this little Nurgle project. Now's the time to get to work again.

In a flurry of inspiration, I've been painting 3 Plague Drones (the plague bearer carrying flies - sorry, not done yet, pics to come), and I've been inspired to do some conversions for the army; a beast of gurgle, a soul grinder (I DO love me some big monsters), a Maggoth Lord based great unclean one, and a skull cannon of khorne, made nurgly.

Here are some WIP shots - I've done a lot to them in the past week (fall vacation here in Denmark), so expect more soon.

The beast of gurgle:


The Skull Cannon of Kh... I mean Nurgle: 





Soul grinder - just a basic mockup: 



Wednesday, 3 August 2016

The Motherland awakens! (... And so does the blog...)

Hi guys - I know, I know, it's been a loooong time. Something close to ten months to be exact.

Lots of things has happened - I've gotten involved with a nice young lady, and these females tend to chip away at the hobby time - I know, not cool. ;) Not that she has anything against the hobby - to my surprise, she's probably the first person I've met that has never heard of this hobby - she was genuinely surprised when she found out this is a thing that some people does.

Also, my band has been really busy, with lots of gigs, which is really cool, but again, it doesn't leave much space for the hobby.

Lastly, I've become tired of 40k. Not the universe, which I love, but the endless supply of data slates, broken codexes, and oceans of decurions, or whatever they're called. They've completely ruined the game to me, and I haven't played a game of 40k for over a year. I've become more and more interested in smaller skirmish battles, especially Age of Sigmar, Warmachine and Malifaux (I've also just bought a Malifaux starter crew (Pandora), hopefully more of that soon).

Anyway, for the past month (also known as summer vacation as a teacher) has given me some hobby time, and I've managed to pick up quite a few of the new wonderful AoS Sylvaneth models, and put them together - they are in the process of being painted, but then lightning struck - I became aware of the new Warmachine MKIII. Some of you may remember that I've quit the game, partly due to the lack of quality with the miniatures, but mostly due to Warjacks being somewhat of a burden in a Khador list - the game is called WARMACHINE, dangit!? There should be tons of Warjacks in the army, bashing other Warjacks to bits.

Well, it seems like Privateer Press has paid attention to me (or just wanted to sell some jacks), because Jacks has become much more viable in MkIII - actually, Khador jacks are some of the best in the game! I've only played a few games so far, but it has been a much more enjoyable experience than  mkII, and it inspired me to pick up some of the new cool REAL plastic (not that PVC nonsense) kits (Grolar and Berserker) and make a new Grolar, a new Karchew and finish my Behemoth conversion.

Without further ado, here is the pics:













Again I apologize for the long overdue update - and I can't promise that I'll be super active either, since real life tends to overrule my hobby time recently - I will, however, try to update at least once a month. I've just started putting paint on them tonight, and hopefully I'll have them finished by the end of the month. 


Sunday, 13 September 2015

Age of Sigmar! ... And more Nurgley stuff.

Hi again guys - GR here.

Like I promised, here's some pictures of what I've been working on, for the last week. 2 full units of Blight Kings and a sorcerer for my AoS nurgle warband. I'm really enjoying the simple, fast-paced game, and painting something that's not power armour for a change. Fun stuff, and enjoyable to paint too - I used my "not quite, but almost watercolour" technique on these guys, and used mainly washes and thinned paints on a white undercoat - works wonderfully for Nurgle stuff.

On the workbench I've got:

A heavily converted Maggoth lord with a 2 headed, 4 armed monster
An ENORMOUS Nurgle giant
A lord on a Daemonic steed
... And 3 nurgle trolls.

Hopefully more to come very soon. Click on the pictures for large versions.


Monday, 7 September 2015

A bit of news from GR - and goodbye to Warmachine.

Hi guys - long time, no update (seems to be the standard blog entry introduction here, doesn't it? Sigh.)

At the time I'm having great fun playing Age of Sigmar. I'm assembling a small Nurgle horde, with Blight Kings, converted Nurgle trolls, a Maggoth Lord conversion and an absolutely HUGE Nurgle Giant. Much more to come shortly - I'm very close to having painted 10 blight kings, and they look disgusting. ;)

The Word Bearer project is on hold at the moment - I'm hearing whispers in the Warp about a new Chaos codex not being too far away, so I'm holding on for a bit, to see if there'll be a new plastic Chaos Marine kit, as the present one is very old and very ugly. Perhaps even some other new kits as well? *crosses fingers*


I've totally forgotten to post the pics of my finished Khador jacks - I think they turned out really well, and I like the contrast and pop of the dirty white colour scheme:



 




Then why am I finished with Warmachine?

Well... Some of you may remember that I built a blighted troll, which my buddy Jonas offered to trade for the new Ruin character jack; I recently recieved it, and I am appalled by the quality, or lack thereof. The details are practically nonexistent, the fur on his shoulder is almost flat, and theres almost no sharp edges anywhere to be found. And it's not just a bad cast either - another member of my local gaming club got one too, and it has the same problems.

This, combined with the fact that I've been annoyed with the lack of quality and details before (having to paint edges and details on is frustrating) means that I've decided to put my money where my mouth is, and quit Warmachine. Not that I've played a lot, but I think their miniatures plain suck, and are way too expensive for having such lousy quality. Ruin is a 65$ miniature. When I see how the great quality I get from GW, Wyrd/Malifaux or other manufacturers for that kind of cash, I see no reason whatsoever to support Privateer Press - I feel like they're screwing their customers over.No offense intended to anyone who likes WM/H - I think it's a pretty good game, but being a hobbyist first and foremost, they're not giving me value for my money.

So yes - goodbye to Warmachine.


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Don't call it a comeback

I january I promised an update soon, and now its the end of August. So lets start with an apology
Sorry, got caught up in reality, and haven’t really done that much hobby stuff it this period. But what have I done you ask?

I wasted some time trying to get back into 40K. Speed painted a unit of Eldar guardians and started on some jetbikes, before I lost the will take is any further. This new “formation/detachment/datasheet” aren’t my cup of tea.



So I return to Warmachine/Hordes and started to put some painting time and gaming time into my Cryx army.

I played around with a couple of warcasters(Skarre2, Scavy, Gaspy1, Goreshade2), but the one I liked playing the most has been Asphyxious the Hellbringer, who is the only warcaster I have gotten done painting.



First of my lists was inspired by Midnightcarniaval, but lately I changed it up and started playing list with a lot of living models and recursion with mechanithralls, and it has been a lot of fun.

My list looks like this
Asphyxious the Hellbringer
- Vociferon
-Cankerworm
10 Bloodgorgers
10 Bloodgorgers
10 satyrix bloodwitches & blood hag
10 satyrix raiders & sea witch
Necrosurgeon & 3 stitchthralls
Necrosurgeon & 3 stitchthralls
6 mechanithralls & Skarlock Commander
Satyrix Raider Captain
General Gerlak Slaughterborn
Saxon Orrik

I played a couple of games with a borrowed unit of bloodgorgors and a brute thrall instead of the Skarlock Commander, before I got my hand on my own.

I feel comfortable playing it into most things, was a bit worried about Bradigus, but I tried it and it went fine. I mostly worried about people with alot of guns, so first off I paired it with goreshade2 theme force. Again bringing a lot of troops with recursion through Goreshades elite cadre, his feat and Tartarus. The lists I tried weren't that original, Kraken, Bane knights, Bane Thralls, Tartatus, Skarlock Thrall, Necrotechs, scrap thralls, and sometimes a cheap arc node. It went fine, but I didn't find it that interesting to play, so I'm looking for an alternative, primarily Scaverous and the witch coven. But more on that later.

Here are some pictures from the painting table of what I have gotten done doing the summer.


Skarlock Thrall


First unit of bloodgorgors, Gerlak is done too, but haven't taken a picture yet.


Bile thralls


Bane Thralls with UA


Bane Lord Tartarus


The Withershadow Combine


Bloodwitches and the blood hag


Some arc nodes


Some combat bone jacks

And last, but not least

my Kraken


/Johan