2014/08/27

Nagash in detail

As you all know Nagash, Supreme Lord of the Undead is back, the end times is here. So I thought we could have and in-depth look at the model.

Upon his brow sits the Crown of Sorcery, while his hand grips Alakanash, the Staff of Power and Zefet-nebtar, the Mortis Blade.

Oh did you think it was going to be the new plastic kit, sorry but stick around and we can count the skulls and see which is the true representation of the Supreme Lord of the Undead.
He used to be on a 40mm base and is about 100mm tall from foot to the top of his staff.

Now days he's on a 150mmx100mm base and huge.
Chest front.
A mere single animal skull
Chest back
Thats a relief they manage to put a skull on the back to.
Head front.
So the head is one and there is one on the top of the chaos dwarf stile hat, if you look closely there is skull pattern on the cone. I give you the honour of counting them.
Head back
The pattern continues around so count forth.
Staff front.
Skull head on the bird. Skull on the plint/pyramid. One pile of skulls on either side of the plint. One emblem beneath and our skull pattern continues here on the shaft.
Staff back.
A emblem on the back.
Staff top.
For you who like to try to count the skulls in the piles.
Sword
Skull as the pommel.
Better shown below.
Sword
The typical power glove from the 80s style.
Skirt
Small skulls as rivets on the belt and two skull amulets
Skirt
Skull on the girdle and the belt continues with two more amulets
Skull on the book.
Skull below the crossbar on the knife.
A bit blurry but one on top of the pommel.
I found Nagash in a thrift shop.
It was not what I expected when I found these two boxes. They didn't contain their original content but some poorly painted miniatures. I've started to strip of the paint from Nagash and some of the others but not done yet as you could see there was some paint left in the recesses.
This was the box that I entered Warhammer with. I liked dragons so I wanted a army with a dragon, but my friend tricked my to buy his Lizards since they was almost a bit like dragon, only some time later I realised that Lizardmen was one of the few armies that don't have a dragon...
I found Nagash together with this guy, a bunch of undead, enamel paint and a some high elves silver helm bits.
Skeletons
Old command for some something like grave guard I would guess.

2014/07/31

Quotes

Moved out of my apartment this month. Been packing this month so not much time for hobby. Hobby supplies took up more boxes than expected and surpassed the boxes of models which I wasn't expecting so might be good to know for you who might be moving.

Not much hobby since everything was packed away, and too lazy no inspiration to write about some of my old stuff in the picture queue. I did however put together a quotes generator for the blog. At the moment it randomise between 41 different educational quotes from:
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: Old World Bestiary, 2nd Edition, By T.S. Luikart and Ian Sturrock; Tome of adventure; Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: The Gathering Storm; “Skarsnik” by Guy Haley; ”The Battle for Skull Pass.” by Nathan Long; ”Scrolls of Binding.” by Games Workshop Ltd and Warhammer online age of reckoning.

Fear not I have some pictures for you! These two was the last I was working on before I packed away all my stuff.  They're not finished yet, they still need some details, flames on their hoods and stuff.

 Gobbo gone fishing.
Blue snow angels

2014/06/21

Cyclops & Shrooms

So I did some greenstuff on the cyclops and two objective markers inspired by two scenes out of this clip by Weebl:(Loud and a bit obnoxious you might want to mute.)


I choose "But we've got a big knife!!!" and "Hey, we're fungus!" thought they made for decent markers.

Greenstuff around the eye. And some mushroom stalks for the "But we've got a big knife!!!" marker.
Some greenstuff in the gap on the attached arrow arm on an other archer.
I did cut up "two-handed" bow to get an arm for a squig hopper, so got that arm holding an arrow left and stuck it on an archer.
Small stalks and the large ones for "We're fungus!!!"
Close up of the poorly done job on the shoulder. I'll cut off excess plastic and if needed maybe some liquid greenstuff.
When the greenstuff had set I added some caps to the stalks. But dropped the base with the small mushrooms when I was going to take the pictures so mushrooms flew everywhere...







And the cyclops got his hood repaired.
The remainders of the little shrooms.
Will separately paint up those mushrooms that fell of and then add them together with an ogre knife on the painted base.

2014/05/28

Cyclops and the Griffon



So I felt like having a cyclops goblin in my army. Found a suitable victim, took out my pin vice / hand drill, a hobby knife and a file. I shortened the nose a bit and lower the nose bridge to make room for the eye socket. Had some trouble before finding a right size eye, I could have made one out of green stuff but went with this needle head. This will make it easier to separate the greenstuff eyelids if I'm not satisfied.
I had to cut out a part of the hood to get the eye down but will just greenstuff the hood back when I'm done with the greenstuff around the eye. Will get to the green stuff when I'm doing some more greenstuff, I feel it's to small of a project to do separately.
In July 2012 I got this with the mail.
A High Elf Lord on Griffon from Island of Blood starter box set. You can pick them up quite cheap on eBay. I had been looking for a good griffon since I saw this Harry Potter themed Night Goblin army. Found one at reaper miniatures, but wasn't sure on the scale and with shipping it became quite expensive compared to the Island of Blood griffon.
So I made a mock up of what I wanted. But wasn't satisfied with the pose and it felt like a a to big of a project, so I put it on hold. Then Empire got their new Griffon, I thought their old stubby or a bit newer slender one might have worked for my gobbos. But this new one is way to big but Wow so cool. I was determined to get my griffon together and have something maybe not as amazing and glorious but almost, almost.


So now about 2 years later I get out my bone saw and starts chopping. We'll see how far I get before I run out of steam.

2014/04/30

Skullvane Manse, Lair of the Astromancer

So one of my latest acquiring but apparently no longer available from games-workshop but if you're lucky some retailers may still have one in stock.

 Front
Assembled with Astromancer observatory
 Back
Assembled with tower top instead
 Top layer inside the box
 Ironical it's the two bottom parts of the tower, had to rephrase my text to the picture since it first only read top layer.
 Under the "false bottom"
 Parts for the "pier" seen on the front, some parts to the small tower, some stairs, the bottom and walkways to the large tower.
 Flipped over.
 Astromancer observatory and more parts to the small tower.
  Flipped over.
Two of this sprue so I place one flipped over. Parts for the large tower.

2014/03/30

Newark

It have been much paperwork this month, it sucks the life and energy straight out of my soul,
(also been hospitalised and been abroad) thus the delay of the blog post.

So I went to my college interview in England this month. I brought some work samples, the teacher liked my roses but wasn't that fuzzed about the models I brought so I tried to direct attention away from them. Did some logic test and talked about the course and my plans for the future. When it all was over I was offered a place, so I'll be moving to UK if all goes well and mange to get funding for the course fee and living expenses etc.

So the move will be quite a project, I believe many of you can relate too this since this hobby tend to encourage collecting and piling up stuff. So I'll have to decide what to do with all this junk. I feel that bringing some is a must since I'll be moving to the motherland and the cradle of the hobby. But it will not be that practical since I'll be moving by air. The fact that it seems cheaper to fly by London instead of Lincoln doesn't make the trip more convenient with much luggage. Then I'm not sure on what my accommodation situation will be either.

Well in due time we will see how I solve those problems, anyways here is a pic how I transported my stuff.
Straight form twitter... I taped a thimble-potted plant in the middle since it had no magnet. Magnets are awesome, no casualties. Broke one leaf on the plant when I tried to tape it back in place (for the return trip), if it too where magnetised it would had been a perfect round.

Will try to make a proper post next.

2014/02/13

Valentine Special



So this year I'm taking care of my teachers house and cats while she is on vacation. It's a neat little house on the country side, so I'm a bit isolated no flower shops close by and spring hasn't arrived here yet. So lets make some roses for valentine.

Some paper clip, green stuff, time and patience.
Applying one petal at a time. Letting it cure in between so that previews petals don't get squashed.
I put the lump of green stuff in the freezer so that it wouldn't cure as fast while I waited on the rose.
Did some other green stuff meanwhile.
The further I got the more careful I felt I needed to be to not mess up the hole thing.
The green stuff lump got quite far in the curing process so was a bit hard to work with in the end but silicon colour shapers work great since the green stuff don't stick to them.
Had to make a decision when to stop adding petals. They might not look super realistic but I felt they look good enough and added the green leaf like remains from the bud.

Starting making leaves for the stem, once it's dried I'll add two more in a clover pattern then try to attach it to the stem.
Not finished yet. But thought I write the blog post while it dried. Hope you find some inspiration.