Gabe of Thorns Painting Corner 3

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  • I've had a picture in my mind of what an Orc Warlord on a Wyvern should look like for a really long time. This hulking brute up in the saddle bellowing at his army while the wyvern is skulking menacingly before taking flight is pretty much what I've always wanted, but it's been hard to find anything that really matches that.

    I've probably bought the GW Zombie Dragon kit 4 times now. I just love the kit. This thing was made from a few pieces of Zombie Dragon, the head from a Troglodon, some various bits I had lying around, and a whooooooooooooole lot of sculpting. I can't emphasize that enough. The Orc himself is, and this almost feels dirty to say, an Age of Sigmar Orruk (spelling?) Warchanter that just happened to be perfect for the role.

    Gameplay-wise he's a beast. T5, 4 wounds, flying killing machine with lots of attacks, 4+ Regen, 2+ vs flaming, etc... [Read More]
  • So I'm working on a custom Ark of Ages as a commission piece and as I'm trying to figure out how to build this thing (I was definitely going to have face melting) I went back to read the Undying Dynasties entry on it only to realize that it's supposed to be an Egyptian boat on wheels. Because the word "Ark" means vessel. And the entry for what used to be a Casket of Souls is on down the list. That had been confusing me, as the Ark is a chariot now, but I hadn't really bothered to dig too deeply into it and hadn't run up against UD too many times so it hadn't come up in games. I also hadn't gotten any guidance from my commissionee, other than "make it look cool", so he was about to get an Ark of the Covenant melting the faces off of some Imperial inquisitors on a small chariot. Now he's getting an Egyptian war barge. My how language is a funny thing. [Read More]