2015/08/20

Live Under A Rock

So, not the best time going abroad for a long time without internet. Yeah, the last 4 posts have been schedule if you missed that. I'm quite gutted that they've just scraped all the fluff. I haven't tried out Age of Sigmar, am a bit burned and since I'm quite isolated I have no one to test it with. So won't judge it yet. 

However I know I want to finish my goblins so I'll just keep going like nothing happened. And then if nothing have happened before they're finished, I'll probably make a Blood Bowl team of goblins and a Mordheim team. When all that is done, we'll see where we are. 

Note that I started with Warhammer in 6th edition and it got scrapped before I finished a complete army... My Lizardmen got close, but grew my army and changed colour scheme several times. Wood Elves got started but fizzled out with 8th edition. And goblins are still trucking on. Toying with the idea of making a Wood Elf force for Age of Sigmar or Sylvaneth, whatever they call them now. Got some "Aelf" Dragon Princes of Caledor that might be something to squeeze in there also. We'll see where it goes.

Planning on buying the iBooks version of End Times and the other books still available when I can afford it, if ever. Through focus on conserving old Warhammer fluff, I've started to expand my quotes widget and make it accessible like a lexicon or something like that. With the lack of internet and hobby stuff on my work trip I have gathered quotes, at moment it's up to about 260. Have started on the code for the "lexicon" but it will be a rather small project compared to the name generator. 

Speaking of the name generator, it's based on old fluff names but hope age of Sigmar players will still make use of it, so all the work spent on it wasn't in vain. With the small model count all models deserve a good name, right? 

And some progress from before the Norway trip. 
There will be a goblin building the snow lantern.

This time I made sure the bases were level when making a double base, however the surface wasn't level when I took the picture so it looks a bit wonky. Sawed of the sides facing each other and glued some plastic card to hold it in place. Will cover it with greenstuff later.
A LED light inside. Will try to fit the batteries inside the gobbos robe, if it's possible.
And a chip that makes it flicker for a more realistic fire experience. Oooh fancy...



2015/08/05

Fortified Manor

Fortified Manor one of the most price worthy kits. Terrain is already one of GW product you get most bang for your bucks. But this is even more so.
Containing the Watchtower, Chapel, Walls & Fences set and some extra pieces.
Instructions
Chapel
Watchtower
Additional stuff
Walls & Fences
Watchtower stuff
Other side
Watchtower floor and remaining walls.
Other side
Roof of the chapel
Underside
Walls of chapel
Other side
Fences and walls sprue
Other side
The extra sprue that's not available in any other kit. You get two of this sprue.
Other side
Mostly assembled
Will try to magnetize so the manor is modular. Easy to assemble but works separately as Watchtower and Chapel.

2015/07/20

Trolls and Skies the Prequel



So here are the backstory to what I was talking about in Trolls and skies


So this is back in time my first attempt at replicating a snow troll conversion (<-Link to old post about it) I had found.
Started sculpting some hair on the arms and replacing a jaw.
Back in current time. I tried to make a panorama of my current trolls in progress. The hulk in the middle only have his arms attached with smurf poo so far.
So I took the beefy arms from these: the rat ogres from The Island of Blood set.

I've got the Winter troll I'll try to convert up so he fits in a bit better, and then two more skull pass trolls. One might become crew member for my rock lobba, and the other one will get river troll arms.

More reports on the progress on these fellas when I get back to England.

2015/07/05

Skarsnik, Warlord of the Eight Peaks & Night Goblin Warboss on Great Cave Squig

Skarsnik and Gobbla. My favorite due in the Warhammer world. Think I might have two (Three if you count the old model) so will do some conversion with one of them.
If you haven't read Black Librarys Skarsnik by Guy Haley do it! It gives insight into the green culture and loads of backstory on Skarsnik and Gobbla.

Spoilers about fluff in End Times:

Gobbla needs some greenstuff for the parts doesn't go together without large gaps.
 Thought I squeeze this one in here. Fits with the theme.
Love the concept of this guy for the game. He still hasn't made any wonders on the table yet but I'll keep trying

2015/06/20

Fenrisian Wolves

I thought I better start getting through my queue of pictures so my thought was how about one regular post a month and one in the box post?
No need to worry I'm not planning on starting with warhammer 40k space wolfs. These are for my chariots and wolf riders.
The regular stuff. Basses will probably be good for trees. And I'm in denial for any other uses as for my fantasy... so no comments trying to convince me otherwise
Very dynamic and fancy compared to the old goblin wolfs.
Planning on giving them collars like the one in the giant box set with spikes.
A bit sad you're stuck with five poses but still you can probably mix up the heads a little. And fives better than two so won't complain.
So these in the box post I will write up in advance when I have time and schedule probably to come up in the beginning of the month. And then write regular posts in the middle or the end of the month as usual. So next post will probably be a in the box but after that (but still in July) will be a regular post.

2015/06/05

Trolls and Skies

Did some work on Yokohama (kyodo) minazo the snow troll. The white stuff is actually blue blue tack just looks white in the photo. The other day I learned the awesome name for it: Smurf poo, and so it shall be called henceforth.
Replaced the smurf poo with some green stuff. It was a pain to glue the bucket in place. Still need to fix a goldfish for him.
Ski poles for my skiers.
Other troll I've been working on. Sadly I realised I gave him the same pose as kyodo. Phone ringed when I was greenstuffing so tried to figure out what to do with the greenstuff so gave him a chain mail loincloth while on the phone. Not the best chain mail but my first attempt and it's greenskin so imperfect is a good thing.
Tried to assembled the metal troll with two handed club. Remember assemble metals? Oh kyodo some work done on his face but forgot to take pictures but will do when he got some more fur done.
Third skier on his way.

Some moustache action.
Trying to work out some fur. Not sure how to go about it. I haven't posted my first attempt yet still in the queue. Will try to get it up soon.

2015/05/25

Skiers continued

Some more work on the skiers.

Reposition of head on mr downhill. Been thinking I need to name these guys but think I'll wait until I get them finished for painting. Attatched skies to feets and feets to body. Have manage to break of on ski from the guy on the left. And talking about skies falling off, might add straps over the feet but feels a bit cramped. It looks like the left guys skies are a bit broad but they have been trimmed down now.
 First upperbody in place.
Starting to make some ski poles. Spears are actually quite crappy as ski poles but the alternatives didn't feel greenskin enough.
Another pair of skies. A mushroom. Tried out a wolf pelt cap for my snow troll. Some ski pole arms and torso number two in place.