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“Follow me or die here!”

Today’s project: building a base and start painting Razheem the Insane.
The model is a friend of mine’s, he promised me I could paint it because I really loved it :) It’s an old Confrontation model so it’s of course oop now. But this was like 4 years ago so I’ve managed to find myself my own copy since then. Still painting this one for him though.

Fort starters, cleaned up my desk a bit. Doesn’t really look like it but I swear I have.

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Managed to clean out this spot for today’s project anyway.

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Making a nice display base for this. That’s the idea anyway. I bought the plinth like 3 years ago or something. So this has been a project in the making for quite long, for sure.
I’ve been saving this piece of moss-covered bark for this as well. At least it’s properly dried out by now.

I showed this to another friend of mine and he asked how one would paint the moss. I really have no idea, I’m thinking I’m just gonna spray it with primer and see how that works out.
Hopefully.

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Fitting of the miniature. My idea is to have him riding over some kind of natural bridge. I want the space underneath to be a bit bigger than this. I’m gonna use some water effect to make a little stream under it.
So I’m gonna raise it up a bit by adding a few more wooden pieces onto the bottom.

Using a bit of milliput mixed out with greenstuff for making the groundworks of the base. A 60/40 mix (or something like that).
I like mixing those two, makes it less sticky than milliput and less tangy than greenstuff. Perfect blend.

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All nice and sticky. So are my fingers.

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Placed the wooden piece on top and pushed it down a bit into the milliput, so it would stick. Fitting the horse on top and checking all angles so it doesn’t look like it’s about to fall backwards os something.
Also, pinning something through moss is really hard. Good luck trying to find those drill holes again.

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Looks good I think!

Then while the milliput dries for a bit you can spend your spare time doing some sculpting on your Path to Glory Lord of Slaanesh.
I’m no good with sculpting though. I blame it on my lack of patience in that specific department.

The milliput has dried a little and the piece of bark is sitting tight. Adding some tiny stones to the base. Just pressing them into the milliput.
I really need to go out and find me some pointer stones, and of different sizes. I think these are from an aquarium or something, all round and more or less the same size.

Added a few stones on each side. I also added some smaller pieces of wood to bring some more elevation to the surface.

Next up is some twigs and stuff. These are roots from somewhere, don’t remember. Maybe a tree or something. Think my friend actually picked these.

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Found a bigger piece that would make for a nice tree. Fitted it with the miniature to make sure it wouldn’t take up too much space.

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There is this perfect little space to fasten it though so it’s kinda meant to be.

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These are some dried flowers I’ve picked outside. Autumn is a great time for scavenging, everything is already dried up and ready to use. As long as it’s been kinda dry and not raining a lot of course.

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Fitting again so as to not place the flowers in the way of the horses hooves.

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These are kinda the same color as the moss so they’re a bit hard to see before painted but I think it’ll look nice once it’s finished.

These white ones show a bit better against the moss.

These other white ones I bought from somewhere actually. Can’t remember where from though. I think it might say on the box they came in.

Now to let the milliput harden fully before adding some sand and dirt.

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In the meantime you can redo the pinning of the horse’s tail because apparently you didn’t do it well enough last time so it came off.

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I’m gonna add some tiny animals to the base. Settled for a frog and a hare (that one on request).

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Tiny hare.

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Tiny frog.

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Onto the dirt! Superglued some flower-pot earth around the base. On the parts around the wood pieces.

Also added sand to some parts. Where I want the stream to be, so it’ll will have a nice sandy bottom.

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I’m using this really fine sand for this as I don’t want the sand parts of the ground to be too high in volume. I think the sand is from some zen-garden decoration piece. This is a much better use.

Quite the mess.

The whole ground surface is now covered in sand or dirt.

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So I’m not sure why I had to buy this already lacquered base for this project. I’m stupid I guess.
Priming it will of course be a pain. I taped some paper around the part I don’t want to cover in white spray.

The tape worked kinda well, except for some minor parts of the edges. But that was easily corrected with some rubbing alcohol.

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Now to add a new tiny hare to the base. As the first one fell off and got lost while priming.
Learned from my mistake and am pinning this one.

Finished and primed base!

Now to tidy things up before moving on to painting.
Got my lovely P3 wet palette there. Perfect size for travelling.

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I’ve also got this great little book for taking notes on what paints I’ve used. Best thing I ever did probably. Since I do hold up on painting for quite a while sometimes, and not really finishing what I was painting at the time.
This way I don’t have to try to figure out through trial and error what paints I used last time. Also, its pretty.

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I want the armour a kinda pale metal, tinted in light pink. (I’ve got a thing for pale colors lately).
First try on the armour came out way more pink than I had in mind.

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Tried just painting copper over light silver. Kinda like it but I still want to add a pink element to it.

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This is somewhere in between. Painted a base color of pink-peach and used copper and silver on top of it. With a touch of dark brown for the shadows.
I’m gonna make both Razheems and the horses armour this color. Might paint some parts in another color to break it off and keep it from being to uniform. A tint of turquoise maybe.

I’ll do some more painting on this tomorrow. Hopefully I can finish up at least Razheem.

In hindsight I can say that moss does not paint well.

I think it might still end up looking good thought. I’ll just have to be careful not to tear off little pieces while painting. Not to be used on tabletop miniatures.

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“We awoke to see the grass is black, and the sky was made of ashes” – Path to Glory

I’ve been making myself a Path to Glory warband since a friend of mine wanted to start a campaign. Mostly all of our little group will be joining it, though at the moment the others are busy with assembling and painting 30k armies, which means I have got some time to finish up. Which is good considering my very slow painting rate :>

So I’ve rolled for what units I am going to have and the results are as follows:

 

Mutilath  ~ Amutseba – Devourer of Stars

(I actually got a re-roll (or maybe several) to get this one because I’ve always wanted one and I liked it best from the options on the list.

No pic!

 

Chaos Lord on Daemonic mount  ~ Kithel-zar the Eternal

Cursed warhammer, chaos runeshield, mighty hooves.

Not sure what to use for warhammer, I like the staff that it comes with but I would like something really heavy for her. The kind of hammer that looks like you don’t even need to fight with it, just place it gently on top of someone head and their skull is crushed.
The horse is from Confrontation, Red Lionesses horse that I had a spare copy of (I think I have three actually).

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Pinned and greystuffed to the horse, I need to fill in some parts of the legs and stuff. Using the original shield.
I cut the upper half of the legs of and angled them a bit. Her butt is the bottom half of some other metal model that I have no idea what it was.

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Exalted Champion of Slaanesh

Darksteel axe, Chaos runeshield.

 

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A mix of dark elf parts. From the Coven throne /Cauldron of Blood + some random flag, chaos knights maybe. I’m changing her head though, not really happy with this one.
Also used another shield for her, the one that goes with the axe. I don’t know where they are from but they look like they could be from Confrontation. Or maybe woodelf weapons from Gamezone?

 

Chaos Sorcerer Lord

Runestaff, Runesword.

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I used a staff from the Mortach box for her, and cut the leg and foot off one of the witch elves from the Cauldron of blood because I liked the shoes.
Her sword is from the Witch elves. Guess its really a dagger but its big enough to be a sword.
Wing on her shoulder I don’t know where it’s from, found it in my bits box.

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5 Marauder Horse(wo)men

(I got Hellstriders but I think I’ll go with Marauders instead. The unit would prob work as both but I put axes and shields on them so M’s might be better.)

Barbarian axes, shields, Chaos steeds with flailing hooves.

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I used Witch elves for these, made a cast of their bent legs so I would have two for each marauder and pieced them together on the horses. They were kinda perfect for riders really.

Horses are made from wood elf horses, with heads from marauder horsemen. The tails are different witch elf hair pieces, some from the witches and some from cauldron of blood. I thought the original tails from the wood elf horses were kinda dull. Dont much like their heads either.
The spikes are leftovers from plastic mounts of Slaanesh and I glued some chains from the marauders onto the horses.

 

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Standard bearer.

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All done and primed!

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I made a cast for the axeheads from some mini I got from a friend, pinned them to the flail handles so I could use the actual arms and hands from the witches.
Cut away the elven runes from the shields and sanded them smooth.

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The other half of their flails I used as braids for the horses tails.

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2 Spawn of Chaos

Using my Tigers of Dirz :> cause I think they fit in with the style of the rest of them.
Not gonna do any conversions to these two.

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Not sure what colours to use but I’m leaning towards turquoise. Mixed with purple and pink would probably be nice :)
Might test-paint a deamonette or something.

 

 

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Twisted

So I’ve written a few drafts and posted none. My bad.

Anyway, have to share this with you, last chance to join the Twisted kickstarter campaign :)
Everything is amazing, you should check it out!

 

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“War never changes”

I bought myself a new headset because my old one had a glitchy cable and sounded really bad (:

And also:

Fallout

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Steel series Siberia Elite Prism, really good sound. Gunshots kinda make you deaf.
And how pretty are these!

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“They call me the Shipwrecker”   Goblin pirates

This is my Mordheim pirate crew, for use with the airship I have been constructing (which I really need to finish by the way, not too much work left on it).

Consisting of Rackhams with the edition of GW’s Goblin Doom Divers, because I think they’re cool.

The original goblin pirate crew are these nine (plus the cannon). Happy I managed to find these :) they don’t show up for sale very often and they fit perfectly for my airship.

I had this Trigger of Kaurik that I got a while before the pirates, that seemed right as part of the pirate crew. The goblins monocular broke off though and I can’t find the missing piece, going to have to sculpt one to fix it.

The Black Troll will be a part of the crew as well.

This one is actually a recast, I don’t really like that sort of thing, but with a company that doesn’t exist anymore I think its ok. I woud rather buy the original (also for the collectors value) but I havent found it anywhere so I settled for this.

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“The Dragon goes to war”

These are my Selsyms, sword troops for Cynwall.

Three belong to the war-staff, together with a musician, standard bearer and a captain.  The rest are part of the regular troops box, but I’m missing a few. I think I have all the sculpts but there should be 11 of them.

I think I have 10 whole ones (missing one in the pictures that needs to be stripped of ols paint), and one without feet cause I broke it when I was removing the old bases and now I cant find the base with the feet on it. So theres 3 missing in total, counting staff and troop.

Might be lying around somewhere around my desk, or I might have bought the war-staff without the regular warriors, Im not sure. Doubt I’ll be needing them anyway.

The first trial one.

I used the same colors as on the Azure Hunters for the armour. Mixed pink/purplish grey at the bottom and thin layers of white on top. Gave the shield a gradient from grey to pink to make the surface feel a bit less flat (that was the idea anyway).

 

 

The progress so far, pants and bases are done for all of them.

Just the endless layering of whites left to go before painting details.

 

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“To rip the sky like Lightening: part 2”

Finished all the Azure Hunters a few weeks ago. Finally got around to writing a post ;)

Got some in progress photos. 

 

Painted one piece of armour at a time on all five of the remaining ones. Worked really well actually, managed to get the colors on each one pretty unison. 

The hair was a bit tricky, I used Nihilakh Oxide from GW as one of the colors. Not good for painting surfaces with as its so thin but I love the color of it. I’m gonna have to find a matching one thats a bit thicker. 

Compared to the Kestrels in color:

Quite far off in color but should be fine. 

I was thinking of maybe painting the red sashes on the Kestrels in blues, but I didnt think it really suited the other colors. Probably make them orange instead. Some of the other units will be orange as well. 

All done! 

I painted some pants on them tho, contrary to the Rackham promo ones, cause they looked kinda ridiculous without any :P

Glued some flock and grass tufts onto the bases, might add someting else to them later, once the whole army is done.

One of them is missing a foot so I hid it in a tuft (:

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“To rip the sky like lightening”

 Did a color test on one of my Azure Hunters from the Cadwallon army. Keeping these very pale, shades of blue and purple. 

Hoping I can tie these together nicely with the Kestrels that are green, brown and red. Going to mix the army between these color schemes I think. Dark to light. I would like to add some yellow to this too, together with purple I think, gonna try it out anyway. 

I sorted them up, left will be lightests and right darkest. Azure Hunters somewhat in the middle. 

Not sure about the Novas and Pulsar.    

  
These arent great photos, at all. But you get the idea. Theyre a bit lighter and slightly less blue toned irl. Im happy with how the colors turned out tho. No real inspiration for these colorwise, except the hair which is the same color as the concept art from Rackham. 

 
  
Then i just went with what felt fitting. The dress is painted in one of the blue hues I used for the hair (trollblood base from P3). 

Primed white and painted with very thin layers of dilluted paint. 

  

  
 

Batch painting these too. Says something about my batch skills tho that I started another group before finishing the first one. 

Oh well. 

    

  

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“Subtley is the virtue of nobles”

I got some paint on my Cynwall Kestrels \o/

Trying to do some batch painting on these, never managed that before cause I get kinda bored. 

I think these will be the darkest ones in the army, colorwise, want to keep the rest of them very light. I think it suits them. 

Used this painting by Stephanie Law for inspiration:

  
Lighter on top and gradually darker. I used red for the sash tho, tho break off all the green and browns. 

Did pretty good with the batch thing I think, made for some faster progress than usual. Though I havent been as meticulous as I usually am. More like really slow speedpainting.  

This one is the first, tried out the colors on him before I painted the rest of them. 

I hadnt decided on the armour here yet, but I made a test on another mini yesterday that I think turned out nice, gonna paint it very pale. Hopefully it will make for a nice contrast. 

Not sure if I will give them all the same haircolor, reddish brown goes nicely with the green but might be too uniform. I’ll probably keep them kinda dark tho. 


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“The wind whispers to me it’s secrets”

Have been working on my Cynwall army for Confrontation, basing all of them and am planning to paint them up. 

I didnt feel like making my own bases for all of them since I have quite a lot of them. So I bought some resin base from Micro Arts and made a silikon mold of them so I could copy them. 

I would have liked to buy bases for all of them cause I think they make really nice bases, but it kinda got expensive so moulding them was a better alternative. Im gonna be buying some other style bases for other armies/minis though :)

 


 

I didn’t get any cavalry bases ad the only cavalry is the elemental unicorn. I just made a scrap-base out of 40mm base pieces glued onto a GW cavalry base. 

I love the pose on the unicorn, kinda flying but still very static. Dreamy. 

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These are the bases I bought:

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I really liked the styles of these base, with the ruin stones on them. I think scenic bases often feel a bit too busy with so much terrain on them but these felt like they had a really good balance. Kinda flat but still nice ruins. 

I decided to put all of them on the same six different bases (since they are kinda flat anyway). I can just vary them with some different anounts of vegetation. Might add some flowers and etched ferns to them. 
Painted the base on this one to try out the colors. I kept the same theme as the originals with white/blue stones on the ruins. I made mine a little darker tho, more pronounced blue. 


 

I think it turned out really nice. Added some greenery to it, think ill ad some kind of flowers too. Im considering having some kind of red element on the bases, but I’ll see what might be fitting once I’ve got some of the minis painted.    

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