Friday, 31 March 2017

Workbench Progress - Sisters of Silence

Hey there, I am back with another update and today I am showing off my Sisters of Silence squad that is made up of models from two copies of The Burning of Propsero boxed game from Games Workshop.

Firstly I must say that these models were not fun to build, they are much like the Skitarii models in that each one can only be built in a very specific way using specified parts so no winging it.  

Once I had managed to get them all built and unglued my fingers it was time for an under/basecoat.  Using my Air-brush I started things off with Balthasar Gold from the citadel-air range from Games Workshop, followed up with a thinned layer again with the air-brush of Retributor Armour from the Citadel Base range.  I then gave each model a light dry-brushing with Necron Compound from the Citadel Dry range.  Finally I gave all of the gold armour areas a wash of Reikland Fleshshade from the Citadel Shade range.

Once I was happy that everyone was gold enough I moved on to adding all of the other base colours across the entire squad.  I like to get a squad all up to the base colours stage as soon as possible as it makes them look good on the table top while I work on the details.

Now this is when things went a bit sideways, I had built the squad to conform to the original Dataslate that was provided shortly after The Burning of Prospero game was released so they had a mix of weapon options.  Soon rumours started to emerge that a new mini codex was on the horizon and when I saw a few leaked images it was looking like the mixed weapons would no longer be possible.  I had basically by this time finished painting a unit of ten which included three Great Swords, two Flamers and six Boltguns (shown above).  Once I had the new codex in front of me my fears were confirmed and it was time to start pulling off some weapons and arms so the squad could be fielded legally.  I manage to switch the Flamers to Boltguns by simply cutting the Flamers free and replacing them and then I carefully removed the sword arms and added more Boltguns.

The squad seen in the above image was the final outcome of all that messing about and while I am happy with how they look it is a shame that you can't upgrade a Sister Superiors weapon loadout to include a Great Sword.

I like the way the warpaint panned out, I tried to mix up the designs across the squad using as many examples as I could find from the limited artwork that is available online.

I used Khorne Red for the cloaks and other red details which was highlighted using Mephiston Red, Evil Sunz Scarlet, Wild Rider Red and Lugganath Orange all topped off with Bloodletter Glaze.

Well that's all for now, as usual please leave any comments in the comments section down below and please check back soon for more updates.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Workbench Progress - Dwarf Blood Bowl Team

Hello again, the hobby projects are starting to get pumped out now I am free to get on with things and this week I have something for all you Sports Fans out there.  When my friends ask I say that I play fantasy football and many of them don't realise just how true that is.  Until a few weeks ago I had not played Blood Bowl since I was about 16 and give that I turns 39 last month thats a hell of a long time ago.  I don't remember being very good at it and I played Undead which meant I was not able to interact with many of the games mechanics so I soon got board of playing and gave it up.  When I saw the early release information start coming out I was surprised to find that I was drawn to the idea of playing Blood Bowl again.  I was not interested in the Human or the Ork teams, the Skavan team was available in plastic but again I was not interested in the rat-boys.  I found myself at the local wargaming-con Reading Warfare thinking about buying a second hand old metal Dwarf team but never took the plunge.  Before long I saw the leaked images of what would become the new plastic Dwarf team and vowed to pick them up and get playing.  When the pre-orders went up I was there ready and waiting but despite this I was unable to get the dice, I did however manage to get the team and the new special play cards.

Once these guys arrived I set to work and had them all built within a few hours.

I decided to give them all a grey undercoat rather than black or white.

I really knuckled down and spent a few weeks getting all the base colours on across the entire team.  I call this the Kinder Egg toy stage but they did look good enough to play with while I continued to work on them.

After a month they were completed and looking freaking great if I do say so my self.


Blitzer #1

Blitzer #2

I free-handed the positional numbers rather than using the transfers.

Troll Slayer #1

Troll Slayer #2

Lineman #1

Lineman #2

Lineman #3

Coin and turn counter front.

Coin and turn counter rear.

These models were great fun to build and a joy to paint so if you are on the fence right now I say get in there and buy the Dwarf team as they are amazingly cool.

I did eventually get price gouged on eBay in order to get some Dwarf dice, and yes I know that buying this sort of stuff makes me part of the problem rather than the solution blah, blah, blah. 

Ok thats it for another week, thanks for reading and please do share this post and be sure to check back later for more hobby updates. 

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Warhammer World - Happy Birthday To Me

Hello again, today I thought I would show off a selection of pictures that I took while I was at Warhammer World last month.  My wife asked me about six months ago what I wanted to do for my Birthday and I obviously suggested that we visit Warhammer world.  We both really enjoyed Harry Potter world so the bar was already set pretty high and I had not been to GW HQ since the refurbishment of the model museum.  We decided as neither of us drive we would travel up to Nottingham by train the night before and then get down for opening, spend a few hours mooching around and buying stuff before having lunch at Bugmans.

Right on with the pictures, enjoy.

 That was just a selection of the several hundred pictures that we took between us but you get the idea.  It was great fun to see all the hard work the peeps at GW have put into everything.  My wife and I both agreed that The Battle for Angelus Prime bested the huge model of Hogwarts at Harry Potter world so thats a win for GW.

So thats all for now check back next week for a post about my Dwarf Blood Bowl team as they are only two models from completion.