Tuesday, 21 February 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Nurgle Rotbringers, Blight Guard

Disgusting!! Today I bring you my guide to painting Nurgle Rotbringers, the adopted children of Nurgle. These have always been on my wish list, I finally took the dive and purchased The blight Guard formation, 1 Lord of Plagues, 1 Rotbringer sorcerer and 20 BlightKings (in units of 5). I opted to go with a pale skin for models, as I feel you can achieve a bit more bruised and diseased effects, plus I wanted to try some new skin tone techniques. Here is 'How I Paint' them. 

(Note: Unless stated, I always thin my paints with a drop of Vallejo Thinner Medium, you can use water, but the key is make sure paints are thin)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

'How I Base' Series: Spring Thaw Theme.

Welcome to the latest basing guide series for Age of Sigmar! I wanted to create a theme for all the Grand Alliance Order units I paint this year. If you follow the blog you will have seen that for the Realm Hoppers event I made a lot of snow based terrain for the Realm of Light Tundras of Shilliax board. I loved doing this and wanted to have an army based in this Realm. I decided what better than to have the Phoenix Temple as the first to be set here. The bases for this army below were all resin bases I got off eBay, they are forest bases. 

If again you follow my blog and techniques, you will know, I try and paint everything to be of good quality but quick to do. I try and find the shortcuts (I know ill never be a golden daemon painter), my basing is normally the same approach. Here is How I Base: Snow bases!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Review: Legends of Sigmar, City of Secrets

Welcome to my review of the latest AoS novel from Nick Horth, A Legends of the Age of Sigmar book, City of Secrets. This was in line with the Games Workshop release of Tzeentch and the new Disciples of Tzeentch battle tome. This was one book I could not put down and below is a small review of what I thought. 

Monday, 6 February 2017

Miniature Showcase: James Chalmers, Khorne Bloodcrushers

I am joined today by James Chalmers from the Tales of Sigmar podcast, I have been watching the progress of his Khorne Daemon army for Realm Hoppers and really got involved in it. I could have picked any of his units for todays showcase, but i have picked out the Bloodcrushers as it has every aspect of what he has achieved. So without further ado, below is the conversation I had with him.

Monday, 30 January 2017

'How I Paint' Series: Phoenix Temple, Phoenix Guard

Welcome back to the How I Paint series! The first one of the year, and hopefully the first of many. Today I bring you the Phoenix Temple and the scheme I used to paint them. This is the first time I have painted any sort of High Elves, they weren't difficult in the regards that they need to be a crisp as you can make it, steady hand required.

Monday, 19 December 2016

'How I paint' Series: The Great Green Torc

Welcome to my most ambitious project to date! For the upcoming Realm Hoppers Event on the 18th February in Margate, UK I wanted to have a centre piece terrain sculpt that is iconic in the AoS world. 

I have read through Godbeasts and my favourite part was the section in the Realm of Ghyran where they were fighting over the Great Green Torc, a huge floating isle which had its own seasons and climate, accessed through an umbilicus Realmgate, this Torc happens to be a necklace for Behemot, the world Titan and Archaons prize.

Monday, 12 December 2016

'How I Base' Series: Realm of Life, Plants

These pieces were bought cheap off eBay, its amazing what you can find by trawling though, looking for Fish Tank items, Reptile Tank items etc. just don't type in wargaming or modelling and you should find a bargain. The best thing about Age of Sigmar is anything is possible so you can pretty much use anything as terrain! 

I decided to base them all, so here is 'How I Base' them all.

'How I Paint' Series: Endless Deserts, Temple Pyramid

Good day to you all! Today I bring you my first scratch build terrain guide. I attempted and hope you agree, succeeded in sculpting, building and painting a 'Mayan' style temple pyramid using polystyrene. This was great fun and a great excuse to try my hands on my new Hot Wire Cutter toy. Here is 'How I Made' the piece.