Saturday, 26 November 2016

Cleaning Off the Paint Table: Getting Kinda Lazy

Hello Everyone!

Okay, I didn't get much done this week as it was crazy!  One of the reasons for that is that I finally received my Kickstarter after being a year late.


Yeah Conan!

So I am not really planning on starting this until the new year.  What I am planning on doing however is getting the minis in the box based and base coated and ready to go.  There are quite a few minis in this game and the King pledge means I have two whole boxes of them.  So I think I'll focus on just one box for now.

In the mean time the endless paint war continues...


Until next time!

-Commodus

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Cleaning Off the Paint Table: The Fighting Uruk-Hai!


Hello once again all!

So I'm back once more with more of the minis I'm trying to get done and off my "to do" list.  This week I finished up some old Uruk-Hai Scouts I had been working on earlier this year.  If you recall my "Fellowship of the Ring" posts, where I try and get all the old Lord of the Rings Minis together to run the campaign.  I finally finished the last group I had started!



So here we have two bow wielding Uruks and, of course, Lurtz!  Sorry if the pics look a bit shiny, I had just finished giving them one last ink wash and I hadn't dull coated them yet.  That's three more minis I can eliminate from my pile (yay!).

Next up, a continuation of my Tomb Kings AoS army:


I had already started on them when I forgot I hadn't taken a picture yet.  For the first time in a long while I'm going to try and batch paint these bad boys.  I'll make a note that I hate batch painting. It's something I came to loathe after putting together something close to 150 Empire foot soldiers.  I'm going to try for this one however.

Wish me luck!

-Commodus

Friday, 11 November 2016

Cleaning Off the Paint Table: Getting the Hard stuff Done

Hello once again all!

So I'm back once more to show you what I managed to get done this week.  So without further ado!


Behold my terrible picture taking and weep!

I've honestly been dreading painting these models for a long time which is why I decided to just go do them.  I wasn't sure how to get a decent colour scheme for them as both the Elf and Dwarf were very "busy" models.  In the end both these D&D characters came out okay far better then I expected.  The Troll was more a case of not being sure how to paint a Stone Troll, but I like to think he came out okay.

So no on to my next bit of painting:


My fighting Uruk-Hai!

-Commodus

Friday, 4 November 2016

Cleaning Off the Paint Table: Episode 1, The Phantom Paintbrush

Hello Everyone!

Well I have finished up my terrain project (for now) and decided to dedicate the month of November to cleaning up my paint table.  What do I mean by that?  Well, I have a tendency to get a bunch of models base coated with the plan of painting them, only to not actually paint them...

That changes now!

So my plan it to just go through the models I have lying around (Literally, they are all just lying around) and paint through them regardless of army project.

So with that in mind, lets take a look at the paint table!




Okay so going in order we have Prince Apophas (who I already showed you last update). The spider is from Battle For Skull Pass set that I cut up, re-positioned, and painted as a Phase Spider.  He's mostly for D&D, or a Frost Spider for Frostgrave.

The Stormcast I got as a spare miniature from the "Start Collecting" magazine that came out a few months ago. I painted him up to look like one of the Hallowed Knights, who frankly have the best colour scheme. Lastly the Orc...well he's a test model for my Orc and Goblin army.  Hopefully I'll be able to get the rest done soon!

Now to show what I have next on my paint table!


Just a taste of whats next, stay tuned!

-Commodus

Friday, 28 October 2016

Project Battlefield: Phase 1 Complete

Hello Everyone!

It is done!  The three terrain pieces I wanted off my paint table are finally done.  Here's the last of them:



The Eternity stair is complete!  That`s the last of the full GW kits I had lying around waiting to get painted.  So here are all three kits I finished in all their glory:


Sorry for the quality of the photo...I honestly need to make a proper picture taking station.  I have really bad lighting in my apartment.

Now I'm calling this portion of my Terrain project done for now.  I have a few extra bits from kits that I bought off Ebay.  Mostly stuff from the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game and a few pieces from a Garden of Morr kit.  I have a bunch of ideas I want to get to work on but I also want to clear off my paint table.  So without further ado...


Prince Apophas for my AoS Project "The Breaking of the Averholme."   Now that I have my Characters out of the way I must focus on troops, but I got to clear my paint table first!

Wish me luck,

-Commodus

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Project Battlefield: Works in Progress

Hello Everyone!

So I haven't been able to get much painted in the last two weeks and it is all my fault.  You see, as I get older I cannot seem to come to the understanding that I cannot dive and roll while playing sports as well as I could when I was younger.  I have been taught this lesson multiple times in the last few years but it never seem to stick.

As a result I dislocated my arm....again....for the 5th time.

So while it is healing I though I would put together a Battle Report!....or at least I planned on that.


It was just a 1000 point game of 9th Age, Goblins Vs Ogres. (As can be seen above) My Goblins are only half done but they were done enough that I figured I could give them a test run against the Hard hitting Ogres.  I thought MAYBE my Ogres would get their first win as I didn't see the Goblins having much of a chance against my hard hitting Ogres.


That is until the above happened.  Ogres really need to get the charge off and, as we can see, being triple charge by a Wolf Chariot, a Scrap Wagon and a block of 30 Goblins is just too much even for the Ogres.  The game was over by turn two as the Giant on the right also ran down the Yetis.

So no Battle Report this week as it would probably be the most boring battle report ever.  I hope to have a rematch soon though, so be ready for it!

In the meantime I thought I'd share something I just got in the mail:


Man I can't wait to get to work on this.  I've been looking for more things to do with my Bones Miniatures and I figured I'd go through the Monster Table and paint them up for a "maybe" Frostgrave campaign in the near future (Once I finish my Terrain that is).

That's it for now!  I'll update again soon.

-Commodus

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Project Battlefield: The Forests of the Averholme

Hello again all!

So I'm back with an update on my Terrain project.  Despite my sickness over the weekend I managed to finish up the last two trees on my painting table.  I also managed to get them magnetized to the base to help prevent the trees from falling all over the place....mind you it can still happen with a significant bump, but I still call it a rousing success!

So here it is in all it's glory:


They came out far better then I had expected and I'm happy enough with the results I might just get another set.  Mind you that will only be after I finish up all the other stuff I have lying around.

So now for my next work in progress!


It's all put together and ready for a base coat.  I will probably keep the paint job simple like with what I did to the Dreadfire Portal.  I'm on a roll now!  Hopefully I can even get it done by next week.

-Commodus