Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Armies on Parade, part II



Armies on Parade Age of Sigmar is in 10 days. I've never done a fantasy display board before, and have decided to give it a try. I don't have a large fantasy army, but I have painted almost all the Tzeentch miniatures from Silver Tower. 

I want to create something strange and chaotic for my Tzeentch warband. The Idea is to create some kind of organic mountain or forrest. I love creepy human faces. If you have followed this blog for a while you've probably seen several creations in my collection with strange human-like faces. But this time I'm really going to outdo myself. I'm planning to use hundreds of human faces on this project. They will be all over the board and backdrop, growing out of the ground. 

So far I've made around 150 faces. These were made by terracotta clay pushed into silicone moulds. on the first few faces I waited for the clay to dry before removing them from the moulds. But then I would only be able to make a couple of faces a day, and it would take forever to get enough. I ended up pushing clay into the moulds and quickly pulling them back out. This made the faces warped and stretched, which is a good look for Tzeentch. On the next batch I'll try to find something less sticky and easier to work with than the terracotta clay. 






Monday, 16 October 2017

Tor Megiddo, part VII, The Game



The Tor Megiddo game last weekend was amazing! I've never seen so many great warbands and NPCs on the same table before. 

Here are a few pictures from the game. If you would like to see more and read some battle reports, you can visit these blogs: Gardens of Hecate, Convertorum, Secrets of the Void and Echoes of Imperium









Thursday, 21 September 2017

Tor Megiddo, part VI



Another member of my Techno-Barbarian gang is complete! This guy is based on a FW Tech Thrall with a FW Khorne Berzerker faceplate. The arms and axe are from Khorne Bloodreavers, and the feathered crest is from an old Empire Knight. 

A lot of people have asked me how I painted the bases. I'll take some step by step pictures when I paint the next base and will make a quick tutorial soon. 









Monday, 18 September 2017

Tor Megiddo, part V



Another pair of miniatures for my Tor Megiddo Tech-Barbarian gang is finished. 

The man is based on a Tzeentch Acolyte with Electro Priest arms and crest. The bionic leg is the arm of a Tech-Priest Dominus with the foot of a Skitarii Ranger. The helmet is an old Empire Knight, and the megaphone is from Balistaris Cawl. I made the skirt from thin wire. 

Beside him is a floating mine. This is a very simple conversion. I just swapped the skull on a servo-skull with a mine from the new Space Dwarves. 






Sunday, 17 September 2017

Tor Megiddo, part IV



I'm finally finished with some miniatures for my Tor Megiddo warband. The game is in under a month, and I have several more characters to paint before then. 





This guy was based on a finecast servitor. GW's servitors have huge feet, so I swapped them with a pair of Cadian boots. The arms and shotgun are from the Genstealer Cult hybrids. I cut the barrel shorter and added a human jaw from the new skull box as a decoration. The head is from the old Men at Arms box, and the helmet is one of the flying bomb things from the steam punk dwarves. 


The Cherub is based on the one from the Space Marine Devestators. I swapped the head for a servo skull and the legs for cables. It's holding a halo from an electro priest. It's supposed to be some kind of close combat weapon that can be used by a nearby character. 

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Armies on Parade 2017, part I

I just found out that GW Oslo will arrange two Armies on Parade competitions this year! One for Age of Sigmar and one for 40k. Which means I can make two entries! I haven't started on any of the display boards yet, so it's going to be quite a challenge to finish both. 

The plan is to enter my Tzeentch army in AoS. This army will mostly be the miniatures I painted last year for Silver Tower. 

The 40k army will be my Nurgle horde, based on the old Pestigor warband, the Poxwalkers, some new bigger monsters and maybe Mortarion and a few Plague Marines. 
The first new monster it a mutant Giant. GWs new giant set consists of two giants. So me and a couple of friend decided to have a little competition, a giant-off. When all the giants are finished, I'll write a post about them here. 




Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Tor Megiddo: Abalone Mutant

I've been a bit slow starting this project, but here's my first finished miniature for Tor Megiddo. 

The vast deserts on Tor Megiddo is the home to all sorts of mutants and strange creatures. Abalone Mutants were once sea creatures, but chaos has speed up the evolution and turned them into something else. When the great Tor Megiddo oceans dried up, a few creatures survived by hiding in the enormous sewer systems under the cities. They only come out at night, to hunt...

This miniature was based on a Crypt Horror and a real snail shell. The legs are from a Nurgle Plague Drone, and the head is taken from a FW chaos spawn. 

I'm planning to make a smaller version of this kind of creature, based on a Bloodletter and Tyranid parts. If I have time I'll also make a small terrain piece to go with the mutants, some kind of tunnel opening to the sewers.











Thursday, 3 August 2017

Tor Megiddo: WIP


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Dark Imperium: Foetid Bloat Drone



My version of the Foetid Bloat Drone from Dark Imperium is of course based on the Foetid Bloat drone. I'm not the biggest fan of the original miniature, so I had to do a few changes to it. The most important thing to change was the pose. I glued together the main parts of the body and held them over the base, trying to figure out which flying pose I wanted. When I found the pose I liked best, the Drones face was pointing upwards, so I had to replace it. I ended up giving it the head from the Skaven ship from Dreadfleet (you can still see the skaven symbol/scar on the side of the head that I forgot to remove). Now the creature looked a lot like a fish, so I have it fins, using the wings from a Nurgle Plague Drone. The claws are from the same kit. 


I painted the Dronething the same way I painted my Poxwalkers (TUTORIAL HERE), washes and glazes over a Corax White undercoat. I also decided to paint the armour black, to contrast the pale flesh. Before I started painting I primed the miniature White, then I covered the flesh with masking tape and sprayed the armour black. The whole miniature was painted in one evening. 

The next unit from Dark Imperium will be some black Plague Marines!