Blackstone Fortress part 1

Greetings Terrans, how goes it? Still playing catch-up with y’all in terms of painted minis, so it’s another photo dump I’m afraid. First up is a small warband that was cooked up to play over at Heresyofus – one Marine, one psyker, two cultists, one ‘normal’ sized Daemon and a small imp-level Daemon:

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I re-used one of my found-Daemons and one of my Legion of the Damned Marines, but the cultists (Blackstone Fortress – Cultists of the Abyss) & psyker (Blackstone Fortress – core set) are new, as is the wee Daemon fella (WH Underworlds – Eyes of the Nine warband):

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The Daemon was fun, playing about with metallic colours rather than the more typical primarys that most people go with (they are supposed to be made of ‘magic’, so it made sense to me). Having painted up two of the cultists from the Cultists of the Abyss expansion, I chipped away at the remaining six in the intervening period:

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And seeing as I was on a Cultist roll, I figured I should do the OG Cultists from the Blackstone Fortress core game (the ones on the right are slightly converted to de-duplicate a little):

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Oh, and this numpty got painted up as well:

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Group photo of the latest batch:

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And with that, I think you are all up to date on everything I’ve been painting in the background! I’ll keep chipping away at Blackstone Fortress over the next however long, but next up will be the launch of a brand new Nurgle waband – catch you next time!

Realm of Warcry part 7

Greetings Terrans, how goes it? I’m still playing catch-up on the painting that has been going on in the background, so here’s another photo dump… Strap in :-)

I mentioned in the last post that I had managed to squeeze in a couple of games of Warcry around April time, and so had a couple of rolls on the followers table. One of those produced the Skaven I shared in part 6, but the second roll actually turned into 2 rolls (legit – one of the results is ‘roll twice on the followers table’!), and I managed another pair of Beastmen and 4 Harpies…

The Beastmen were easy enough – I have plenty of Tzaangors kicking around so I used a pair of them, though annoyingly, I rolled generic Beastmen rather than power-specific ones… I could’ve ‘cheated’, but you know how precious Tzeentch is about his plans, so I just took the hint, looked at it as a modelling challenge and went with it. Luckily, the Tzaangors are quite amenable to a simple face swap:

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Next, I looked at the Harpies – unfortunately, not something that exists in AoS these days! The Chaos Furies were pretty close and I could’ve just gone with them, but again, I chose to follow Tzeentch’s master plan & did some converting with some female Elf heads and Greenstuff:

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I also had a Fomoroid Crusher that my pal got me for my birthday, so that big fella got a good painting too! It was great fun to go to town on the details with such a big model, and I’m really pleased with him:

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Finally, and only tangentially related, I used the spare bits from the model that used to make the War Alter in part 6, and just threw them together to make some scatter terrain:

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And I think that’s you guys all caught up on my Realm of Warcry project – just as well because I’m on the verge of starting a new warband! More to follow on that subject soon, but first, I have a few 40k bits to share next week to get you fully up to date with my painting – catch you then.

Realm of Warcry part 6

Greetings Terrans, how goes it? Well, it has been another very long gap between posts – life continues to be crazy busy & I’m finding it very difficult to get the time to fit everything in! Sorry to be so intermittent – I realised that I have been delaying a Realm-of-Warcry post because of the lack of the stories I just haven’t had time to write… I have been painting away in the background though, and in acknowledging that I’m not likely to get time for writing, I thought might as well get some photos up and at least return to some semblance of a well managed hobby blog!

So last RoW post I shared some Chaos Dwarfs that I had rolled up, but I did have a few more games way back in Spring, and had more follower rolls to model up. First roll was a trio of Skaven – I didn’t want to go buy a box specifically for this project, but luckily I had an old war-engine kit kicking around… a freebie from when the bases changed from square to round!! I took the crew from the kit & did some converting to give me a Warlock and two mooks:

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I figured that I might as well build the war engine too, so opted for the Warp Lightning Cannon build, albeit with a slight change to how it went together:

I like my version – kinda looks like a giant rat skull to my eye!

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Anyway, while I was building ‘big stuff’ and using up old kits that I had lying around, I also knocked up a War Alter:

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I couldn’t resist adding the severed head of the Elf Mage from the story:

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And I used the crew to make some non-combatant followers:

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And I think that will do for one post! Again, sorry it has been so sporadic of late – removing the self-imposed shackles of needing to write stories should get things back to normal so I’ll be sure to get another update out soon.