Friday, May 14, 2010

Snapshots from the Warzone

These are all snapshots from a recent game between Eric and I. I think I managed to capture some cool pictures, so here they are. I was thinking I might submit one to BoLS for their daily Gallery post. Any suggestions?

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Return of Gorgog Smashskul

Sometimes, when a set of options in your Codex really suck, you let a model fall into disuse. This exact thing happened to my Warboss, Gorgog Smashskul. To deepen his shame, his choppa arm had busted off and he had gotten all chipped up. He had remained dormant, broken and degraded in a storage case for at least 2 years. Luckily, as I rummaged through projects to work on I decided to get him back into display case shape. Some repairs and some touch ups last week got him back in order. I would like to go back and redo his eyes. Even in this distant shot I can tell his eyes are kind of piss poor. I'll try and get to that this week just because. Gorgog and the model directly next to him were both painted roughly 10 years ago. The Ork Boy was another repair needly sitting storage.

Last week, I didn't just work on repairing broken models though. Here are 2 brand new Ork Trukk Boys that I completed.
Both of these models have some very subtle conversions. If you look closely at the choppa arm of the model on the right you will see a plastic Ork glyph that I shaved off of a Slugga or something and glued onto the arm band.
In the picks above and below you can see I added 3 large rivets onto the top of his helmet to make him look a little more unique. As far as his paint job goes, I'm really stoked on his piercing eyes and the dags on his pant leg.
In the below picture you can see that I used a tiny bit of plastic tubing to extend the barrel of this Ork's slugga. I also glued a glyph plate on his back. Many of my Trukk Boys have bitz on them that would be suitable for making emergency repairs.
This final image is of a Scavvy from Necromunda. I have long used them as the Grots manning my Big Gunz because I don't have enough Grots to go around. This particular model was sitting in the storage case without its base done for at least 7-8 years. I figured it was time to finish him off and get him in the display case as well.
Models completed last week towards the painting challenge: 3 (2 Ork Boyz and 1 Scavvy).

Nick: 17 pts

Scott: 14 pts

Later this week I'll post some images from a game I played against Eric's Death Guard army.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Derg Corra Amnon: Chaos Sorcerer

My chaos sorcerer is finally done. It's on a 40mm base, so technically, I should only get 2 points for the painting race. However, Nick said he thinks this miniature deserves more.

Therefore, I earn 3 points and Nick and I are tied.

Here are some more pictures.

I haven't seal it yet, so it looks very shiny. Also, there are some touch-ups I'd like to do (particularly the halberd), but don't want to get too bogged down in one miniature. I'll do the touch-ups soon, but I need a break for a couple days from this mini.

Also, there are in-progress shots along with more detailed pictures of the base on my personal blog.