Warhammer Quest Cursed City part 4

Greetings Terrans, I hope this post finds you all fit and well… Sadly, not the case for me – I’ve just pulled a +ve Covid test, despite being pretty damn sensible and being double-jabbed. I’m frustrated right now – not feeling too grotty but it’s a pain in the arse… Still, I suppose it gets it all out of the way before crimbo.

Anyway, enough of that – let’s get some minis on the scene! Last time we met Gorslav the Gravekeeper, and I promised some Zees for this macabre chap to hang with… strap in for some Zombie Spam!

These Zees are all quite clever little models – there are really two sets of five figures, but each but comes in two parts & can be built two ways… As such, you get 10 unique models, but they are unavoidably samey… Here they are in pairs (per the top bit):

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Most of them only look interesting from one side, but that last pair is worth a reverse shot:

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I put in more effort on these than I typically do for Zombies – not that I love the models, but I felt they kinda deserve a bit more than just the bare minimum effort, just by virtue of being part of such a nice set. I’m not a fan of the hunched over pose, or of all the guff they are carrying around on their backs… I get the whole ‘stake dem restless dead down boi!’ thing, but it makes the models fussy and awkward in my opinion. I would’ve preferred it if the set included the latest Zombie kit, but hey ho, I’ll live with it. In terms of painting, there really isn’t much to say that I haven’t shared before, so I won’t repeat myself.

Here’s a final shot with Gorslav hanging out with his pals:

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And that’s all folks, I’ll catch you next time – not sure how much painting will get done now I’ve added Covid to the ‘to-do’ list, but I’ll try & keep chipping away at it here and there. Peace out.

Warhammer Quest Cursed City part 3

Greetings Terrans, how goes it? I apologise in advance, but this is another very quick post… time is beyond scarce at the moment, so painting has slowed to a crawl, and blogging is waaaay down the priorities list. Still, I hope you like this one today – I’m rather pleased to introduce you to ‘Gorslav the Gravekeeper’:

This, for me, is one of the stand-out models from the set, and I knew I wanted to really push the horror theme with this guy. The pale necrotised flesh is a nod to that, as is all the gore & body-horror stuff. I mean, look at the face – absolutely terrifying:

Not much to say about the painting really – I’ve pretty much got my approach nailed now, using Contrasts as a quick & easy basecoat, shading & highlighting back and forth, adding gunk and corrosion, and generally fiddling around the edges until I’m happy. It’s hard to explain really – very unstructured, but really relaxing & good fun.

Well, that’s all for now – hopefully Gorslav will have some fleshy zombies to hang out with next post. Meanwhile, on with the shit-show. I’ll catch you truckers on the flip side 😊

Warhammer Quest Cursed City part 2

Greetings Terrans, just a quick post for me today – painting time has been more compressed than usual since the last post, so I only have 2 minis to show you this week… That said, they are pretty hefty – it’s the two ‘Kosargi Nightguard’:

The fluff for these guys is that they are loyal Bodyguard Ogors (i.e. Ogres for frickin’ frick’s sake – these stoopid IP-protecting names get right on my nerves). These henchies were loyal in life, and remain so in undeath, providing the big man some serious close support. They were great fun to paint, with loads of space for adding texture & highlights. I went pretty heavy with the corrosion & gunk, because I really wanted this dudes to look ‘dug up’. I also copied the orange beard trick from Radukar, just to bring in some colour & give the mini a focal point (again, the faces were pretty obscured in all that fur!).

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for you this week – this post is literally the opposite of the subject matter (‘short and sweet’ rather than ‘tall and… savoury’?!?). Catch you next time droogs 😊