The latest issue of the 9th Scroll is here! You can read all about it in the news.
Two new models to show this week. One very, very large one and one of rather more modest size.
First up we have the Creature Caster Zombie Dragon!
A very large centrepiece model to be sure. Here she is on a normal 100x50mm base
Nicely rotting look with a fair bit of exposed bone and hanging, putrefying flesh & skin.
In comes with a even more decayed head to choose from, but I like this more intact one better
Lovely exposed spinal and wing parts.
Had lots of fun painting it even though I did it very basic. Will say though that I am not a big fan of the resin mix used; it seemed to have some trouble holding onto the paint.
Rider is a bit too bulky for my taste, but its the best one I could find.
Took it from a Games-Workshop Zombie Dragon kit.
And here she is with her base slotted into a larger 100x150mm base for if I want to play with the Colossal variant!
Quite happy with the base actually, came out well.
Decided against a more dynamic "undead bursting out of the ground base" as I wanted the focus to rest on the giant dragon instead of her base.
She's a big 'Un!
Like, massively so.
On the smaller side, I have decided that I want to collect some Dwarfs and since my first order has yet to come in, I went forward instead and painted a character that i had lying around.
He's a Dwarf Monk from Stonehaven miniatures, that I acquired back in 2012, from their first (of many) successful Kickstarter
I just really like the miniature, very characterful and in typical Stonehaven style, has a good amount of details while still being very easy and fun to paint
Choose him as my Dragonseeker because the idea of this old, wizened dwarf running around and punching out a dinosaur, or a dragon is just absolutely hilarious to me!
Went with orange pants to tie in with Shaolin Monks and the traditional Slayer colour
Fancy mosaic base, which I got from Micro Arts Studie and will be using for most of my characters to make them stand out a bit from my troops. [Read More]
Hello and welcome back to another episode of A Tale of Many Gamers.
Unfortunately the podcast has not happened the last few months. I have just moved apartments and my energy has been put towards that end. However, we will be back very soon with some more content. In the meantime, strap in for some updates in the hobby (also a little thin on the ground this month).
This month I painted army which was finished before Battle of Copenhagen. At the time, everything was painted quite quickly, but made so that I could return and do the finishing layers and touches at a later time. Here are the results:
This month Ulrik has made what can only be described as a "Combat Gauge!" Simply for want of a better word. This mad-genius-esq contraption can measure arcs of sight as well as the spacing between units and, I think the 6" panic bubbles. Made by hand from cutting and filing a metal sheet, Ulrik has engineered this to an almost Dwarven precision.
His newly painted master engineer would be proud:
This month I planned on doing a ton of painting, being really enthused after Battle of Copenhagen. But work, life and other stuff got in the way as it always does. I did however manage to get some work on my Pharaoh in chariot model. Even tough I'm not sure it will see any play for some time I really want to finish this awesome model before I move on to something else, lest it ends up forgotten in some box. At this point only the chariot is completely done but its coming along at least.
As we all know, objectives play a fairly big from in 9th Age but just using coins of plastic markers is a bit boring.
Much nicer to use something that fits with the army.
For the Vampire Covenant, the Dead Sage holds a great many secrets about the undead, how raise them and more importantly for their foes... how to destroy them.
For the Beast herds, we have the traditional Herdstone. Which I made form spare bits many years ago, back when Herdstones where still a actual thing.
For the Kingdom of Equitaine, we have two wounded knights
The first one is defending his downed horse
The second one seems to be quite unhurt. Surely she is okay?
Oh no, maybe not....
She's using the Coat of Arms of the state Church of Sweden
Apart from that, I also got some more Knights Forlorn so that I no longer need to use mercenary Imperial Guard to fill out my unit. Not being one for doing it the normal way, I got some Dwarves at Arms from Macrocosm's recent Kickstarter
They are quite lovely little fellas
The first one comes from Tomelilla, home of several authors and actors, as well as a well-visited summer park
This one hails from Mjölby (Flour Village) and proudly bears the two mill wheels on the city, which has a school of goldsmiths (I didn't even know there was any official schooling for that!) and train operators.
This musically inclined dorf, will replace my current (badly) converted Forlorn musician.
Wearing the colours of Älmhult birthplace of both Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné) the famed naturalist and the very first IKEA store as well as a IKEA museum
A strange one, this one. Wearing not municipal, but political arms. Namely the Carnation and folded red cloth of Sweden's Left Party which was founded from communist roots, though they have mostly left those behind
Wearing the classy fir trees and snowflake of Mullsjö is the leaderdorf. Mullsjö has a museum of Scandinavian folklore which i now want to visit.
And lastly, the dorf I am perhaps happiest with, with a very fancy surcoat this one also doesn't have municipal heraldry
Instead wearing Sting, one of Sweden's most well known mascots, being owned by Expressen, on of the "Big Three" newspapers in the realm.