Darkoath Chieftain (a.k.a The Barbarian Anti-Hero!)

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This is the infamous (ex)poster boy of the WarhammerQuest franchise and the best character for anybody who was new to the game. Now he might no longer be the golden boy (Get it, because now its a Stormcast Eternal…and they have golden armour… No? *clears throat* Sorry.) but this mean hunk of muscle still means business.

First off with the sculpt and the painting. The model is beautiful, I love the detail. However, the real star of the show is the posing and expression on his face. It just oozes character. This guy a badass, and he knows it. Its got an air of confidence and a hint of cockyness to it that just makes me absolutely love it. He was a pleasure to paint too, lots off different details to work with without being to confusing.

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In the game he looks like alot of fun for a hands on combat kind of player, he doesn’t have anything to take away from just attacking minions (even his renown is just deal x damage in a single turn) but honestly sometimes that’s exactly the kind of experience you’r looking for in a game like this, If one dimensional. Hes also got a pretty good character for standard play. Its just a shame the chaos marauders models are so out of date (look at the proportions compared to this lovely model) otherwise I think i’d have half a heart to make an unaligned barbarian horde!

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Kairic Acolytes

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I might love these models, and considering I lost a week to a trip. Having these done in less then a month since I submitted the Tzanngors, is an absolute record for me personally. I now have more digits then models left to paint, so this is getting close to being finished. I’m actually really happy with the paintjob as well. Considering they are a large group of models especially. but I was grossly mistaken when I said they would be easy to paint…

21733763_1577275415628001_755285295_o I went with a really simple colour scheme with these guys, I thought the mostly naked flesh would go well with a simple white and gold colour scheme. Most people online I’ve seen paint these guys add blue into mix, but I think after painting the Tzaangors I’d had enough of blue. I’m glad I didn’t as well, as the two remaining tzeentch models are blue from head to toe pretty much (and one of them is huge!), and with all the game tiles in Silver Tower being blue… well I’d got enough with blue already to say the least.

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I think these guys were the hardest to get just-right. The shield and its curves I found very difficult, so honestly I’m happy they came out looking as clean as they do. I absolutely loves these guys swords, they look like they mean some real business.

21730008_1577275435627999_1737852199_o “Join me, it is your destiny!” – I cant be the only person who thinks that looking at these two, lovely lovely sculpts and ‘Oh Boy’ are their glaives awesome looking.

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Like I said in the first paragraph these guys were a lot harder to paint then I’d first anticipated, the large amounts of flesh was particularly difficult to work with from both a skill and fatigue perspective. The last layers took five hours-ish to apply to the group and its rather tedious. I’m very very happy with the results and the only thing I’d change going back is how I’ve painted them all white. Probably add some different skin tones into the mixture to break apart the duplicate sculpts and to keep myself sane while painting.

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“WiP” I love this photo, this is coming along well, and I think now that I can see the end goal I think I’ll double my efforts with painting. The lovely big space in-front of the priest is reserved for them pesky grot scuttlings.

I don’t think I really cba painting the new multi-part plastics for these guys, that come with hammerhal. Maybe ill just flog the sprues and just use these guys in that game. Save me some money and time painting more models. Who knows!

Tzaangors

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Omg how late are these, I’m terrible I know. I might actually be one of the worst painters on the face of the world. I really do like these, I like the sculpts but I boxed myself into a corner with the armor. The red and yellow color scheme looks ace but it was so painful to execute. Anyone who paints or knows me personally know I hate yellow as its a terrible to work with, and the red just made it worse. Don’t get me wrong I’m happy with it but I’d been putting this off for about a month. They were sat on my desk about 85% finished for far too long (weeks). Still I’ve got less then a month until I’m back at Uni (I’m very excited) and I promised myself I’d get Silver Tower finished before I got back so, I’ve gotten of my fat backside and I’ve kicked myself into gear.

I was kinda going for some sort of divided allegiance for the models, I wanted them to come across as if they were dedicated to some kinda of order of power, worshiping Tzeentch and Khorne equally, this was done to break up the rest of the boxset, as all the enemies are all very much Tzeentch worshipers and very much blue from head to toe. I’m going to be working on the cultists and the barbarian next, since they collectively are made up of about 70% flesh they should be easy enough to paint. I’m not going to say they will be done much quicker then the rest as Its a promise I’ve made before in the past but I’m aiming to have them done ASAP.

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Fyreslayer Doomseeker

My apologizes for the late posting of this, but frankly I think hes worth it. I’m not really a fan of the Fyrers, I mean I like a muscle bound ginger dwarf in very little clothing as much as the next man. But I’d never collect an army of them. Still this guy is great and I’m glad Warhammer Quest gave me an excuse to paint one. The model itself is a drastic improvement on the old world “Slayers” who used to resemble bears with legs and arms sticking out. I absolutely love all the little details on this guy and he genuinely looks hard as nails. I have a friend who loves dwarfs so I’d imaged this is the hero he will be playing as. As far as commentary goes I’m the most happy with his hair and beard, and least happy with how the runes branded into his flesh came out. Keep your eyes peeled as my Tzaangors are about 80% completed at time of posting so expect them on here very soon!

Daemons of Tzeentch

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These little bad boys are way overdue, honestly, I’m my own worst enemy. You would assume finishing my first year of studying for my History Degree would mean I’d have found more room to paint. I’m determined to get a habit of this, like I have with exercise and my language study. The plan is that I have to paint a little EVERY day. Even if it’s just to do a single coat or colour, if it works this blog will be the tell…

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Now I’m personally really happy with how the pink horrors came out. These were a pleasure to paint honestly, or at least the first one was. You really can’t appreciate how freaky these things are in grey…

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The blue horrors I’m less happy with but they are smaller and my personal art style didn’t play well into the small muscles and such. I really do love the sculpts, the one with the single large eye and curling up warp energy really reminds me of something you’d seen in the original DOOM.

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Maybe I’m a little old school but I’ve never heard of a brimstone horror before WarhammerQuest Silver Tower. They are cute little things, but oh my are they small. All things considered I’m really proud of how much ‘detail’ I was able to get on these little 🔥 imps. I was aiming for a fire that burns inside out with red at its core, as well as it burning in all directions with no point of origin. You know cause they are little daemons. I dont know, but I enjoyed myself and I think they look great.

Seriously getting excited now to finish off this box set so we can actually play it…. Gonna be two firsts for me. Playing WarhammerQuest and playing with completely painted miniatures. Considering I’ve been into this kind of thing for over a decade that’s a joke!

 

 

 

Excelsior Warpriest & His trusty Gryph-hound

This was the hardest member of the Party so far, and if it wasn’t for the gryph-hound turning out in a way that I liked I might not have made it through this model. Honestly the lightning bolts I think is what gave me the real trouble and I’m far from happy with it, I’d just gotten to the stage where I could do no more and was just making it worse. Still, I always loved the old Empire warrior priest. I remember when Warhammer Online came out and there was an awesome advert with one in it that made me really want to play Warhammer or the MMORPG. Alas, I was twelve and could afford neither. In all seriousness, this guy isn’t really the same thing – but he basically is the AoS equivalent and any points he lost to the old classic is made up for by his pet GRYPHHOUND (did I mention he has a dog that’s half bird and it’s awesome?). I know my partner will be playing as this fella (he has a pet, that’s kinda how they do) and I hope they realise how much of a @£%~# it was to paint. So much so that at this time I’m working on the Daemons instead, splitting the Heros into two groups. I need a break from them….

Mistweaver Saih

So my first update, and hopefully not the last. This week i’m showing of my Mistweaver, shes and Elven mage (I refused to word the term Aelf or any-other greed fuelled copy-write cash grab made by GW in the AoS reboot)  that I honestly didn’t like much based off what i’d seen online. However having physical hold of the miniature and having time spent painting it, shes grown into one of my favourites from the set. I love the dynamics of the sculpt. She’s got plenty going on without becoming too “busy” like a-lot of Games Workshops miniatures now-a-days. Still she was quit difficult to paint but am reasonably happy with the result.                                                                                                                                     It will be interesting in WarhammerQuest Silver Tower, you don’t need a ‘Game Master’, its enemies actions are rolled from charts and the dungeons are random. This is great for someone like me as i’m ALWAYS the GM/DM. A position I love, it suits me well, in-fact in the rare instances I’ve found myself not the Games Master in a pen-and-paper RPG, I’ve found my self missing my traditional role. Still I do look forward to actually being able to play as a Hero in a miniature based dungeon crawler such as WarhammerQuest, and I think I’m most so certainly going to be playing as this character, I specifically like how the focus is less on her staff and more on her rather intimidating Elven short blade the mage brandishes with a air of confidence most nontraditional of the token “magic” user in any game or setting like this….

Okay so it’s been a While (and Warhammer Quest)

So iv been off this for a while and for good reason. Iv started studying my Bachelor of Art in History. So honestly I’ve been distracted. Still the only person who reads these are my loving life partner River anyway so I’m apologising to nobody. Still I finish in April and i’m working on a Few projects atm so I’m going to be posting on here more regularly from now on.

So Games Workshop released a second instalment in it’s Warhammer Quest Reboot and I didn’t have the first so i treated myself and splurged on both of them. I absolutely love dungeon crawlers and Warhammer Quest is infamous as being one of the oldest and best ones. I’m keen to give this a try but im adamant that I’m not letting anyone touch it until iv got the stuff painted up. So expect to see the stuff inside Silver tower submitted on this blog as I paint the stuff. This is also gives me an excuse to dip my toes in Age of Sigmar. Which I’ve honestly up until now I have been avoiding since the End Times as I’ve always been a big fan of the Old World, time will see if I’ll warm up to Age of Sigmar.

Me Opening the Box for the First time:                                                   https://youtu.be/B7hkr9TkEK8                                                                                                                   ———————————

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