Tuesday, March 29, 2011

High Elves

Many many months after I purchased the Island of Blood set, and I have finally painted some of the High Elves from it. I've had to do these quite differently from my usual style of "block paint and wash", elves are supposed to be cleaner than that - crap doesn't stick to elves. A bit of blue wash for the armour, some flesh wash for the flesh and gold bits and some pale grey wash for the white and that's about it. Still I am pretty pleased with the end results.

The figures themselves aren't staying with me as I'm not collecting elves. They're off to New York with a mate who is flying back there in 2 days time, a thank you gift in exchange for the one he bought with him. The rest of the elves from that set I'll also paint up and then put them on TradeMe (the NZ ebay).

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Skaven Work in Progress

I thought I’d post some work in progress shots of my newly acquired extra Island of Blood Skaven. Rather than having repeats of the character figures, I decided they’d need modification so I have been busy with the craft knife and spares box.

First up my modified Warplock Engineer and the Doooooom Rocket (of Doom). The head was swapped out for one leftover from the Doomwheel and the glaive swapped for a packmaster’s electrozap prod.

Next up a couple of claw leaders for the clan rats.

My modified packmaster. The arms with the whip and the bell came from the Empire Flagellants set, but they seemed rather appropriate.

And the rat ogres themselves. They’re the least finished of any of these and badly in need of washing/highlighting. For the first one I added the spear, and the second got an extra head and some extra claws.

Finally, I modified the warlord to become my Skaven army Battle Standard Bearer. I figured that a large bell would make a great Skaven “battle standard”, although it does seem a little fragile, hence the GS reinforcement.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I must be mad

Purchased another 80 Skaven clan rats and the rest of another Island of Blood Skaven set on the weekend. Situation has gone from "a wee bit ratty" to "Rats! There's rats all over the goddamn place!"

At least I have a reasonable process for batch painting the clan rats, but even so, it's a lot of rats to be painting.

Pictures to follow...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Standard Bearer

Nearly but not quite finished, this will be the standard bearer for one of my Empire units - in this case the Nordland Mariners. Needs the banner applied (I've already designed and printed it), washes done on the blue, brown and white parts and the base finished with sand and flock etc.

Note the pistol. I'm trying to make my Empire forces as gunpowder orientated as possible. Why? Because making things go "BANG" is way cool.