Tuesday, 30 August 2016

'How I Paint' Series: Wanderers, Nomad Prince

I have never thought of painting this model before, but painting to help my friend has meant I have needed to, and I am so glad I got the chance to. It is a fantastic model, and easier than i thought to achieve good results. Previously Araloth, now known as the Nomad Prince.

Friday, 26 August 2016

'How I Paint' Series: Wanderers, 47 Glade Guard

So I was asked by a friend to help him paint his wanderers army for #RAW16. I loved painting my Wood Elves back in 8th edition and was up for the challenge. The first unit he gave me, was 47 Glade Guard! Daunting to look at but when you break it down, it was ok. He only wanted a quick paint job and the only stipulation was to get a purple aspect on them. So below is how i tackled this.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Miniature Showcase: Rusty Moscola, Orruk Megasboss

So if anyone was following my Season of War campaign over at riseofempires then you would have seen I ran a painting competition too. There were so many fantastic entries but Rusty came out on top with this superb and unique megasboss from the IronJawz faction.

I managed to catch up with him after to get a quick interview on his hobby and the miniature in question.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Road to #RAW16 - Headswaps (Bret themed)

Just a really small update. I have started the process of head swapping my Empire models I want to be more Bret themed. I have started with my General on Griffin and Demigryph knights.

The process was pretty simple, just cut off old head, trim down a little and fit on new head. Paint it up and done.

Here are the pics below.

Monday, 15 August 2016

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Knight Questor

So I have finally started on the painting of the boxset, I umm'd and arr'd about what to start with, but in the end decided on the Heros. I have recently painted some Stormcast, so decided to start here. The Knight Questor!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Miniature Showcase: Alasdair Hutchinson, Weirdnob Shaman

Today I have pleasure in showing off Alasdair's Weirdnob. This was a miniature that entered the painting the competition a few weeks ago and I loved the Dark tones, something drew me in, so I managed to get a small interview and showcase from Alasdair to show it off.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Review: Pitched Battles, Battleplan - Escalation

This was the first 'Pitched Battle' battle plan I played through when I got the back back in June. I have played through most of the Pitched Battles and this is still my favourite. 

The board is split diagonally with three objectives along the middle line, you then split your army into 3 groups, the first group are set up from the beginning, the 2nd arrive in your second hero phase and 3rd in your third hero phase.

Who ever finished setting up first decides who has the first turn. You win the battle by gaining the most points from controlling objectives, to gain points you need more of your models within 6" of the objective at the end of the round. Scoring starts from the second battle round.

Monday, 8 August 2016

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Fyreslayer Doomseeker

Here we have the Fyreslayer Doomseeker, another hero from the Silver Tower boxset. Never painted Fyreslayers before, and I think this is the biggest appeal of the box game for a Hobbyist. The fact you can painted lots of various characters you wouldn't normally do. 

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Road to #RAW16 - Carmine Dragon

So I have started on my journey! Well by started I mean, I have purchased a Carmine Dragon. Always wanted an excuse to get this model and now I have one! This shall play the part of my Legendary Character in RAW, I shall be getting a Bretonnian Lord to model on top of it. I am really hoping this won't be a massive amount of resculpting as i would like to use the Dragon on its own after the event, so need the option to remove the rider.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

'How I Paint' Series: Silver Tower, Darkoath Chieftain

This is the Character I have been playing in Silver Tower, so I wanted to make sure he was a good one! Probably out of the 3 I have painted so far, this was my favourite, the details are amazing!

'How I paint' Series: Flesh Eater Courts, Terrorgheist

Part of the death army that I am doing, I decided to get this model done for the Mengel Miniatures painting competition for the Season of War. Love this model, it is so dynamic, plus its rules are pretty good too.

Here is how I painted it up.