2016/11/30

Pumpkins

A bit late post this month. Life is busy and when I went to paint up the pumpkins from last month post to have something to show, I could only find old dried up paints and a weird colour selection as well, so basically all the colours that never get used. I manage to find four more colours now (a week later) so writing up this while letting a coat dry. It won't be much to show but feels better than a post saying sorry no content for this month. I got loads of old pictures in the queue but I feel like I don't know where I left off and I wouldn't expect any readers to have a clue either so probably need to spend a significant amount of time to try to make anything comprehendible out of it. But this post probably be some educational with old and new colours name. Enough waffling here are some pictures of the pumpkins:

Ground coat of, attempted to try to get Snakebite Leather now called Balor Brown, Scorched Brown now Rhinox Hide not sure how much I managed to get out of either since they where quite dried up. Mixed in some Scab Red now Khorne Red for a second coat.
Manage to find some Fiery Orange now Fire Dragon Bright.
And mixed them together to get a bit darker orange.
 First coat of orange.
 Second coat
Was thinking to lighten up the colour for some high lighting with Bubonic Brown now Zamesi Desert but all dried up so I tried went with Bleached Bone now Ushabti Bone. Some Dark Angels Green now Caliban Green on the leaf. That has to be it for now. I'll try to get a more proper post before the holidays.

2016/10/29

Halloween Special

Thought we make some pumpkins today while I had the green stuff out.


Didn't have enough hands to take pictures while working on them, but it's an easy enough process.
Started by rolling a round ball. Then marked the ridges using a silicon tipped sculpting tool.
Then took the other end of the tool to make the indent in the top.
Cleaned up the edges of the crater.
Attached a leaf not sure why because they don't grow there on pumpkin plants... but felt appropriate.. Added the stem stump.
And lastly went over the ridges again.
We'll see how they turn out. The greenstuff was still quite soft so might sag a bit to much. But they where quite quick to make, so might do some more when I see how these turned out.
Yeah and the chair I took out the greenstuff for. A cheap dollhouse chair. Not the best of jobs done on it. Thought that some cross beams might distract from the state of the rest of the chair. Couldn't detach the legs to drill in to them properly so decided to just greenstuff the beams in place. Then sand it a bit and then cover it in a thick coat of paint.

2016/09/25

Age of Sigmar Battle Report Sort of Part II


After finding a potent artefact from the Gods. The Grots have started construction of an Idol to Mork at the location. The Stormhost approaches with reinforced strength. 

Monolith
(Battleplan from General's Handbook)

Stormcast 2000 points
Lord-Celestant on Dracoth
Lord-Celestant
Knight-Heraldor
Knight-Venator
Knight-Vexillor
Decimators (5)
Judicators (5)
Liberators (5)
Liberators (5)
Liberators (5)
Liberators (5)
Liberators (5)
Liberators (5)
Prosecutors (3)
Protectors (5)



Moonclan 2000 points
Warboss Birgash Nutcracker
Warboss Gritbit Pointyteeth Bowrider the Deafening
Warboss Gibbkit Sharpfang Groingrinder
Shaman Nigguk Hiddenfist the Pale
Shaman Figflinga Two-face the Stubborn
Squig Hoppers (5)
Grots bows 60
Grots hand weapons & shield
Grots spears & shield
Fanatics 4
Mangler Squigs 2
Squig Herders 10
Squigs 20
Squig Herders 10

Forces reinforced anew. Sqiugs charges forward under heavy bombardment once again.

Knight-Vexillor teleporting the Decimators close in to the idol threatens to bring an early end to the encounter.
Fanatics lurking in the ranks and Squig Hoppers manage to fend of the imposing threat.
The rest of the herders might have fallen but Ugkit Evileye the Shrouded, the brave squig herder won't be slain that easily.
Even with continues poor performance from the grots trying to build the idol the Liberators realising that time is running out and rushes forward.

Déjà vu Figflinga once again position at a place of magical power. Beaten up after a trumpet blast dislodging a large rock at him and all manner of abuse. The Knight-Venator is shooting an arrow straight at him, he decides to jump of his tower and play dead until the dust settles.
Strong, unfaltering, resolute, ever dodging, fearless Ugkit persist.
In the end even Ugkit have to fall.


Gobbos trying to fend of the Stormcast closing in on all sides.
With the Stormhost within arms reach of the idol the grots finally manage to finish the idol. Eyes snap open alit with green fire. Letting out a rumbling growl.

The Stormcast is once again forced to fall back, now on the defence and grots approaching from all around them.

2016/08/22

Age of Sigmar Battle Report Sort of

After months of trailing in the wake of the Beastclaw Raiders our Grots came upon a artefact of Mork (or possibly Gork) pulsating with waaagh energy in form of spores from a big mushroom. The Grot tribe started to congregate around the mushroom and began to construct a crude altar.

A Stormhost shows up on the horizon determined to stop this in order to clean up and secure the area for their Sylvaneth allies while searching for realm gates.

Spellbreaker

(Battleplan from Order Battletone: Sylvaneth)

Lists: (points from Generals Handbook)


Stormcast 960/1000 points

Knight-Venator
Lord-Celestant
Lord-Relictor
Knight-Heraldor
Liberators (5)
Liberators (5)
Judicators (5)
Decimators (5)

Moonclan 1000 points

Warboss Birgash Nutcracker
Shaman Nigguk Hiddenfist the Pale
Shaman Figflinga Two-face the Stubborn
Mangler Squigs
Squig Hoppers (5)
Grots bows (60)
Grots hand weapons & shield (60)


It's not a full battle report but it gives you the gist of what happened.

 Stormcast Eternals.
Gobbos. Sorry for the backlight neither drapes nor blinds where installed.
The battlefield.
Da Boss Birgash in the center with Nigguk close behind. The squigs on the base acts as wound markers for the artefact.
The general and his battle-horn blower.
 The mangler rushes forward but gets shot down before it reaches its mark.
The left flank slowly advances.
A bad moon wreaks havoc. Or makes decent damage at least.
Lord-Relictor might need to change some lifestyle choices. After several outstanding running throws he's starting to lag behind.
Battlefield form the other side.
Figflinga is starting to get pretty beaten up after a trumpet blast dislodging a large rock at him, some energy hammers and some other stuff.  Seeing that the Knight-Venator is shooting an arrow straight at him, he decides to jump of his Dragonfate Dais and play dead the rest of the encounter.

The Grot right flank is running back to defend the artefact and avoid a charge from the onsetting Liberators.
They didn't quite get out of reach after the Knight-Heraldor spurred the Liberators on to glory. However outnumbered they found out why the Night goblins have gone up in points from the world that use to be..
The Stormhost gets within arms reach of the artefact but it's to late as the mushroom erupts in a explosion of spores. Everything goes dark as the battlefield gets swept by a muddy brown mist from the mushroom. The Stormcasts are forced to fall back coughing until the spores settles.









To be continued... 

Click here for part II

2016/07/21

Warp Lightning Cannon / Plagueclaw Catapult

Forgot to mention in last post that the name generator has now been updated to host Kislevite names of both Gospodar and Ungol varieties. Bretonnia's generator has been updated, the old version is available as an option if someone preferred it. Orc generator is now up and running as well. And the Quotes are up to 674, and still growing.

Front
Got this one in a lot with some other stuff.
Back
But saw many possibilities with the frame and wood pieces.
The goo might also come in handy.
Flipped
The beam used in previous post for the second Pump Wagon
Flipped
And some handy platforms that will become useful.

2016/06/20

Pump Wagon nr. 2 Part III

Part I & part II. Continued work on the Pump Wagon.

So found this suitable beam to fit between the horns on the front of the wagon. It's from the Skaven Warp Lightning Cannon / Plagueclaw catapult.
A look in the box next month.
Shorten the beam a bit and had to file the ends to fit in the holes.
Beam in place. I'm starting to realise that I need to paint this in pieces. Especially for the Rhinox.
Added platform. Need to add sort of support against the shield.

2016/05/29

100th post special

5 years in... I expected to be posting about Wood Elves and my Warriors of Sigmar: Warriors of Chaos project (predicted Stormcast Eternals 😮) But I'm still plodding along with my Gobbos, don't get me wrong I still love my small blue fools but it is probably a never ending project.

So for this special I thought since I usually only post things in progress I'll post pictures of finished stuff.
Sadly no individual pictures all stashed in here:

My carrying case back in Sweden
All magnetized
Archers (New box set not Battle for Skull Pass)
Squigs
Regiment
Top view of the regiment.
Herder
Snotling
In profile
Squig from plastic fanatic box set and a netter.
Squig close up. Smile
Squig Hopper who won me the thumb palette from painting tabled competition.
Sword of maybe maybe not
Sword of mostly falsehoods
Might get some more touching up on the blade.
Some hand weapon boys
Some more finished stuff, group pic. Ignore the unfinished stuff in the back...
Front view
Since you already saw some unfinished stuff in last two pics here are two gong bearers
And a last unfinished treat. This guy in was fist seen in Squig conversion
That post has the most views of all my 100 post beating the second place with almost double amount of views. He wasn't much to look at back then but the expectations sort of put me off working on him. However it's probably just the title that has made the post that popular.
Adding some more plates and pointy bits to the back.
From behind
Top
Texture to plates

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