Thursday, February 4, 2016

Some of the cooler rank and file Romans.....

Just about done with the Roman Unit.  This is a really cool stand.  I picked up some of the metal Warlord Games Romans.  The left most model is one of the really cool ones, that is in action throwing his pilum.
 Nice dynamic pose for a second rank.  The guy on the far right is a another with some manica armor and also with a Praetorian head, I had to fill the slot in the helmet with some Greenstuff.

Below are couple of more models that I really like.  The kneelling one is another metal model with a veteran manica arm swap and the one with the cavalry mask.
Now that I'm looking at the one in the mask, I probably should blackout the eyes.
From the back you can see I still paid attention to the backs of the shields also.  Really like how the mask helm turned out, especially the cool brass colors.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

More Armorcast Terrain....Part 3

More of the Armorcast terrain, that I finished up.  The walls on this piece turned out pretty cool, after I washed them with Secret Weapons' washes, Baby Poop and Algae if I remember correctly.
Should make a nice addition to my limited amount of terrain.

 The piece below is one of the more basic pieces in the rubble kit.  I added a bit more of the tile plasticard for some flooring.

Next up on the terrain front for me is a piece that I recently purchased from Stronghold Terrain, the Dark Ages Cottage, I may do a review of the piece also, pretty cool looking terrain.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

More Armorcast Terrain....

I like this piece with the broken chimney.  I think it came out pretty cool.  Of course these Armorcast 
pieces are just resin walls.  I glued the walls to some scrap plasticard.  In side the room I had some plasticard that looked like tile flooring so, I glued a piece of that in and added some ballast for flock.
The boards outside of the structure are just broken pieces of a popsicle stick.  

Top view gives you a good overall view of the ruins.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Shields!!!! Some more painted Romans

For this unit, I did a few conversions with some Romans raising their shields.  Pretty easy arm rotation conversion.  I plan to build some more like these to give that second rank a bit more action.  

I'm again happy with the paint work and the color scheme.  I should have taken more time the first time I did these, but selling one unit paid for all of the many to replace all of the units that I sold.  And these are better than the previous ones.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Painted some Armorcast Terrain

 Finally got around to painting up this terrain.  Some Armorcast ruins.  I purposely did up this terrain rather generic for my gaming table.  I think these pieces turned out pretty cool.
 Some more corner ruined pieces.  Basically alot of drybrushing with a whole lot of washes to bring out some more detail.

Fun stuff to do.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Centurion!! .....And other guy....

Hey finally cranking things up a bit. I was never really happy with my previous Romans in my WAB army.  And I recently sold off about half of that army.  My intention is to replace all of the stuff that I was not happy with, with some newer models.  These are a couple of them replacements.  
I also was a little tired of painting red after years of painting Khorne and Romans, so in comes some white.  I think the whites turned out pretty cool.
 And as you can see he has a Manica signifying a veteran in my army.
Below is a left over head from the Praetorians box set with a legionary Scutum.
 I really like the looks of the this figure and also gave him a manica on the gladius arm.
 I'm also very happy on how the armor, lorica segmentata, turned out.  I used Reaper Master series' metallic paints on these.  Very smooth triad of colors that transition nicely with my assembly line style of painting on these.
More to follow.....

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Old Stuff Wednesday - 2008 Chicago GT Best Appearance Army: Khorne Demons

The return of Old Stuff Wednesday. Its been a while since I last done an Old Stuff Wednesday post. I pretty much stopped some of my normal postings over a year ago after being diagnosed with some major health issues that led to an extended recovery and hobby lay off, but as I'm recovering I'm getting back to my old self and getting in some much needed hobby time. So, what better way of bringing back Old Stuff Wednesday that coming out with my most award winning and notable army that I have ever produced.....the Khorne Demons.

This army dates back to 2008, and I had some very stout competition for best appearance at Games Workshop's Chicago Grand Tournament organized and ran by former GW great Dave Taylor. This was the debut for this army, only a few people had seen it and knew what I was doing.

 In GT fashion for those that were going for the Best Appearance, of course I was a horrible player and tactician at the time (probably still am), every model in the army was converted in some way.

 The army was led by my Blood Thirster with a couple of Khorne Heralds, Flesh Hounds, msu Bloodletters, and a unit of Khorne converted Screamers.

 This was the first time that I really did anything elaborate on the basing. I came up with the idea of using pools of blood and the Khorne Demons sending their hapless victims to the pits of hell being dragged down in the depths of the blood pools.

 The pools were simply smoothed out bases, with red swirl patterns painted on them and then sealed with high-gloss polyurethane wood finish to give them some depth.
 The army later developed into something more playable, and I started to understand the tactics and and add some other things to it later on. It went on to win best appearances at all, but a couple of events that I played in and I think both of those, I was not eligible to win as I had won an appearance award at the GT or won best appearance at the previous tournament.
Above and below is one of my Heralds that also counts as Skull-Taker on occasions. 

I still own every piece of this army. A couple of the pieces are beginning to show their age and need a little repair, but the bulk of the army is still in pristine shape and it essentially is relegated to sitting in a tub not be used with the demise of Warhammer Fantasy.
Tune in next month, probably in couple of weeks for another episode of Old Stuff Wednesday.....