Friday, 30 December 2011

Christmas Holiday Mission

So I thought I would set myself a task to get my army painted sooner, before I go back to work I must have a basic painted chariot. It's now the 30th and this is how far I've got:

Luckily I'm off until the 3rd January so here's hoping. So far I have base coats on most the white fabric (Astronomican Grey) the armour painted, horses have a coat of Calthan Brown. The other thing is some the wood with an undercoat of Khemri Brown however I have decided to change direction here. I haven't been sure if I wanted a raw wood effect of one that was white but now I think I'm going for Beached bone as the top colour. I'm going to start with Calthan brown as the foundation and then might see how jumping straight to Bleached bone works. I have to keep reminding myself although I want these models to look great I also want to get them on the table painted so think I need to cut out some steps here and there.

Of for now, unfortunately I have many other missions to complete.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

More painted miniatures

Here are a few more of my painted miniatures, first off is my Mage. This was a bit rushed but I certainly learnt some new painting skill to use elsewhere. One thing I do regret is the white which needed to be done in a few more thin layers.

I'm really happy with the green cloth in this one and the swirling magic orb came out really well. I think with this model I was a bit braver and also pushed myself to be less picky and just get it finished.

Next is the example of a just under basic Reaver, I completely made up the horse colours but that ended up being about 7 different layers. I'm happy with the results but might follow a simpler method next time I paint a horse. You can't tell from this picture but I think the green scheme work best on these models. In fact it was the Reaver's and Scouts that made me pick green and more of an advance army feel.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

So almost a year

Right so I've been playing almost a year and this is where I'm at. You can see how my green colour scheme is coming on at what different units are going to look like. I have a lot of models at what I call basic painting point by which I mean they have all the colours on and some basic detail but not all the washes and highlights. The plan is to get everything to a basic standard so they look good when fighting and then finish them off as I go.

This is a Sword Master example, I have 21 of these painted to a basic standard and 10 finished.

Sea Guard have 10 fully painted and another 24 nearly at basic standard (just need to paint gold)

This is the Bolt Thrower, the machine is finished but the Elf's need a few final details.

So that's some basic's of my army, more to follow later.

Two day challenge

So the big monster hunt was last night and fun was had. As for paintings despite a few life bits getting in the way (christmas shopping) I thought I done quite well. Here are the results:

The Great Taurus is left needing some more highlights and all the horns etc.. need finishing off.

This is to be my BSB but was a Prince for last nights game, lot's to do here but the main colour scheme is on. His set up for the night was Prince with Foe Bane (wound on 2+, 25) Armour of Caledor (2+ Armour see Flaming, 25) Talismen of Endurance ( 5+ Ward,30)

The second was set up with Heavy Armour, Great Weapon, Dragon Helm (+1 Armour, 10) Bow Of Seafarer (Bolt,60) Guardian Phoenix (5+ ward,25) and got painted to here:

Although both performed ok I only killed one Stegadon but the main reason was bad rolling. Prime example is with 8 rolls getting 6 - 1's now that's bad luck. Anyway here is a picture from the battle:

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Where I'm at with my painting Challenge

So things are going ok, better than I thought however I don't think I will get to 100% of my target. Here is where I'm at with two hours to go:

Them Elves need a lot of paint but on the upside happy with the Great Taurus even got some basic basing down.

Will do where I got to pic tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Blogging again

Right so I haven't been great keeping up with this blog but plan a catch up session over the Christmas break. I also have a new phone with a decent camera on so it's easier to take pictures and up date as I go.

One thing that will have to change is the core essence of the blog as now beyond Warhammer there will be some Malifaux thrown in for good measure.

Right the Christmas break starts with an on the table segment, where I have two missions. First I want to paint one of my Chariots while at my Parents house for Christmas (4ish days) then more immediate is the picture below:

This last club night of the year has a fun game planned (CLICK HERE TO READ) and this may need the Great Taurus so that needs a basic paint job. Then for my group of mercenaries I'm taking two princes (at least that's the plan today) With this idea is the push to get my Prince with a Bow painted as I love this model and also my converted BSB. It's now Tuesday Lunch time and I have until 6pm Wednesday to get basic colours on so they look good on the table for this game.

Wish me luck,