Episode 11! Thats a year of hobby (I missed a month)! It would be great to get some feedback on this "series" if anyone actually enjoys seeing what we have done each month. Is there something you would like to see more of?
"Mercenary" WIP. I've always wanted to do a unit of Mercenaries, but since I'm a practical being, the prospect of modelling 7-8 unique models that all have to be magnetized was a bit daunting. I do love converting, but this specific project was just something that I had to push myself into. I decided to help myself with some easy bits, that had been used by many other ogre players, and if it turns out too "ordinary", I will have a new hunter model at least!
I have continued to work on my WotDG Pestilence project! To paint my once Chosen, I have used full Duncan's Painting Guides on Youtube, and the entire army is built around the colors he uses in those videos. My first thought was to make it a swamp theme with cliffs. However as I just bought a winter table (as you can see in the latest 9th Scroll), I decided to change the swamp to an icy lake. The Pox walkers behind the bases will be my barbarian regiment, along with some Games Workshop Nurglings. I used the same techniques for the walkers as I used for the Once Chosen. The Snails will be used as warhounds and were made from actual snail shells and goblin spider legs. I am hoping to have a game ready army for the Danish tournament Battle of Copenhagen in February.
This month I have been really trying to clear my painting table for space. I have so many models and not so much space. I had half painted my Vampire Spawn so finished those off. They were a bit of a modelling project as I had lost 2 legs somewhere and re-positioning the models to fit the ruined building was a bit of a task! I like to add some humans that are getting eaten/killed etc to give the army a bit of character, and this was no different.
The Bats were taking up a lot of space and only took a little time to paint. They were done using exactly the same scheme as the Vampire spawn, down to the eyes, to give coherence to the bats of the army. I also added some unfortunate humans being chased and carried off by the "Happy Bats"!
Welcome back to part 2!
In this episode, fanboys are treated to listening to Kristoffer and Henry discussing Narrative games and scenarios as a method of deciding the winner. You can see below some of the scenarios we have come up with.
The second part is a bit more interesting. Kristoffer discussed his Kingdom of Equitaine list and gives some tips with regards to army selection.
Henry talks about his Vampire list and some of the elements of Vampire Covenant army selection (by no means an expert opinion).
The 6 primary scenarios you can find here:
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Hello and welcome to Iteration #2 of How to Hobby.
In this episode I am going to show you how I made some generic unit fillers for my VC army. The reason behind these unit fillers was because I havent the desire to paint millions and millions of models. If I can make some "generic" unit fillers, these can be used for any unit which allows my army to be logistically, a bit more dynamic depending on what happens during a game.
The first set were meant to be burnt/dead trees. This fits the theme of my army. Sylvania is a nasty place with haunted forests where nothing grows.
I started with some sprues and some spare bases:
Next I Milliputted on top:
Added texture to look like bark:
I worked a little more with another layer of milliput to add the roots, built up the bowl of the tree between the roots and added a few more details.
Heres some more that I made earlier:
Added some sand to the bases:
And the finished product after painting:
I tried to give them the appearance of burnt trees. I used the GW technical paint Typhus corosion on top of the wood. I used a couple of layers of nuln oil wash to darken the area and added a bit of black to make them extra dark in some areas.
How they look in the unit:
I also have one more "Generic" unit filler that I am working on:
The graveyard theme is something that runs through most VC armies and mine is no different:
The statue here is from the GW Empire BSB/captain model.
Here are a few more unit specific fillers that I have with my VC:
Again, thanks for the feedback that I got on the last How to Hobby. Comments are appreciated. Let me know what you want to see!
Next iteration will be regarding how I do freehand on my banners! [Read More]