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And thus it came to pass that after sitting down at the feet of the Master @2DSick, I ventured forth from the Goosefeather Brush in search of equipment. At first I purchase some white primer & grey paint in a bottle, thinking to simply go over the old paint job, but when I presented this proposal to the Master, he demonstrated the gentle English coaching technique know as Ecky Thump. Then he spoke: "Wise man says: Painting is like Brazilian waxing - do it properly, or there will be tears..." Damn! So after looking around, I finally got a can of grey all-purpose paint that would not dissolve my plastic model on first contact. The next step was to strip off that old paint, so I bought a bottle of Dettol Concentrate, because I knew I'd need a lot to cover the model. Turns out this model is a monster to remove from its base after supergluing, and very few containers can accommodate its sea-urchin shape easily. I first tried putting it in a plastic tub 4/5 covered with a plastic cap to keep off the rain, flipping it over a few times a day - but when I came to scrubbing it off with a toothbrush it was a disaster. Gunk everywhere, paint stains everywhere, and stink everywhere - so again, I went out and got a bigger container, repeated the process, and the second time it worked - not fun spending an hour outside on a cold rainy day, but after just two weeks of screwing things up I had achieved THIS! The next day it was time to prime. What could possible go wrong right? Well... I carefully read the instructions by glancing at the pictures. Apparently I needed to use a screwdriver to make sure it worked. Placing it carefully on the tiles outside, I pushed delicately at it. Luckily for me it was a lovely day. So when I blasted half my face and glasses with all-purpose primer, I knew it would dry fast: WITNESS ME!...It only took about 2 hours to wash off too. But now I had achieved THIS! Grey Primer The next few weeks were spent on and off trying to squeeze in 30 minutes here and there to either basecoat or wash the skin. I haven't worried too much about splashing the horns and spines, and I used a blend of Amy Painter's Matt White (2/3) & Necrotic Flesh (1/3) for the color and Citadel Earthshade for the wash. It's not perfect by any means, but I plan to use the ancient WotDG cop-out of splattered blood effects to cover the ugliest bits. So, as of now, it looks like THIS! Coat & Washes So far my 4 year old daughter has helped do all the washes, but she has mentioned many times that she is looking forward to doing the spikey bits next. We look forward to taking the next step on The Way of the Goosefeather Brush... [Read More]
So after 10 days here comes the #3 article from Grumpy guy!
First of all I want to wish Happy Easter and happy holidays to all of you.
As far as me and my hobbying, I played some games, painted some stuff... Did enough for the time being.
Even though I am painting WoDG, I am actually preparing my Undying Dynasties army for tournaments in Novi Sad(serbia) and Samobor(Croatia).
The list I am training with and the games I play against my buddies(and their lists) you can find here: Grumpy guy's skeletons
So, firstly I did some painting on my Annointed Mark of Wrath BSB
That is the last thing from WoDG I am gonna do in a while now.
Afther that I started preparing some bases for my UD army so I can paint and finish stuff I have.
And with some paint on:
I have quite few stuff to paint for my list(Pharaoh, Architect, Harbinger, 40x Skeletons, 20x Archers, 6x Shabti, Sphinx... Well the whole list.). But instead I decided to paint Colossus, because why not.
Cute looking fella. Took me about 3 hours to paint it.
After that I started painting Sphinx,Shabti's and Archers... I probably won't write any articles in about 10 to 14 days until I finish stuff I wrote about.
That's it for now, hope you like it.
Talk to you soon, cheers [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.
After breaking the ice in my "pilot" article here is another one from Grumpy Guy
So after I painted EDC and Hellscream Cannon and told you some stuff about me and my buddy today I'm speaking few words about our YT channel and BR we're going to do. And also I'm posting some pictures of stuff I painted in the last few days.
GRUMPY GUY GAMING - YOUTUBE
So this is a channel my friend initally started as his own for Warhammer 40,000 battlereports and to present to community the stuff he painted. After a shortwile I decided to start recording 9th Age battlereports and was thinking of starting my own channel. So we decided that wouldn't be such a good idea because there is more chance we will get more subscribers and views as one channel so we decided to go in this long-term project together.
I've just checked the channel and there are no 9th Age BR, why is that?
Simply because I am busy and lazy bastard. We want our channel to have some standards like playing on nice battlefield with nice terrains, table and most important with armies painted. The last one I don't yet have. I can't say when can you expect the 9th Age BR's. I simply plan to finish my UD army (4500 points atleast) and start going on tournaments in my region. Plan is to go to I. T9A ETC Bootcamp Team Austria(Wien) with painted UD army so I could say I'm planning to start battlereports somewhere at the start of May.
After I do my "pilot" episode I will do a pool here on my blog so everyone can suggest me what to improve and so on. Also plan is to publish one episode every week, for now.
That is all for that matter now to switch of to models I painted.
Wasteland Steed Chariot (old metal model)
There are few more things I have to do before I can tell the model is finished (base for Chimera, base for Chariot, pinn the crewman, etc..)
Simple but effective(I think).
Hope you enjoyed #2 of Grumpy Guy blog, talk to you again next week with finished Colossus for UD and some really nice bases for UD.
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.
Finally started on one of the two ID units I do not currently have, so here are the first 10 of my Orc Slaves, using the Westwind Orc Sword Regiment, which I quite like.
Looking nice and aggressive , rather more hunchbacked than GW orcs are, which fits well in their role as slaves here.
Heads and weapon arms are separate and there's about 5 or 6 different bodies, witch makes for a good variety
Quite heavily armoured as well, is scavenged plate and scale armour with some chain thrown in for good measure.
I think they look heavy enough to be able to be used as Iron Orcs as well
The pteruges on the leader are a nice touch.
This one had perhaps the most impressive overbite I've seen on an Orc to this date
The weapons are not overly large like GW ones tend to be, but nice and brutal in design
The heads are all good, I like the hood on this one
Two of them lack shields and instead have a armoured. clawed gauntlet, for some Wolverine-action
Two of the more impressively armoured ones. Not the shields, they look almost as dangerous as the swords! Just as a Orc shield should!
A small statuette on the helmet, likely stolen from a shrine somewhere
They all look good and brutal
The rarest of things; and Orc that understands the value of blocking!
And the one I'll use as the leader: slightly bigger and bulkier with a nice fur on the shoulders.
Quite the good set of models. Metal, all of them. At 14 for 10 of them, the price ain't bad either. [Read More]
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Hello to everyone this is my first blog article on 9th Age page.
So who am I and what do I do?
Fellow hobist doing various hobby stuff.
Firstly, I am currenlty in project of finishing two armies; Warriors of the Dark Gods and Undying Dynasties.
So I will post pictures of stuff I finish and paint.
Planning to post stuff every 2 or 3 days, depends on the spare time I have and the things I get done.
Plan is to finish Undying Dynasties by the end of April so I can start recording 9th Age BR's and attend most tournaments as possible.
Here and there I will also post stuff that my friend does as he is Pro-painter and his miniatures and stuff he do is simply amazing.
Also, I will post the stuff we do for our local gaming club (facebook.com/KMMPanonniaMinor/) like terrains, scenic stuff or finishing some army or maybe organizing some 9th Age event.
In my "pilot" post I will post few pictures of what I painted last few weeks for my Warriors of the Dark Gods army, before switching to Undying Dynasties.
Elder Dragon Centaur - EDC
I would say I'm not much of a painter but I'm getting better with every miniature
So here it is, the first post to "break the ice".
Talk to you soon, in few days to be precise. With more WoDG models and bunch of other stuff coming, so stay tuned! [Read More]