Hi guys! Wow, a second post in the space of a week! I’ve had a real surge in creativity this week, which has coincided nicely with temporarily having a bit more time on my hands. I have taken full advantage of this, and dived into The Chapel project with a couple of test pieces prior to starting the warband itself. Here are a few shots of some kind of forest daemon and an Ostium Guide shrine – the aim here is primarily playing with wood (fnar fnar), practicing some basing techniques, and getting my eye back in with freehand on that tiny shield:
I really like the new Dryad kit, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to make a really creepy example. I’m still working on the fluff for this particular creature, but suffice to say that she’s bad news… I’m particularly pleased with my efforts at painting silver birch bark on her right thigh:
And here’s a close-up of the guild heraldry for my Ostium Guides – it’s a wee bit rough but hopefully you get the idea – it’s supposed to be a candle, (a guiding light so to speak), in front of a white tree. The meaning of skull beneath is pretty obvious I think :-) :
And finally, here’s an update on my guides following some GS work. They are undercoated, based and ready to paint:
I’m super excited about all this – the plan is to try and finish up the guides over the weekend, and then to get started on my warband… I also want to do more forest daemon thingies, and a whole haunted forest for them to play in! Watch this space :-)
Nice work, the dryad is very creepy indeed and definitely I would thought it was silver birch without reading your description – so good work!
Cheers mate, always good to know when stuff comes across as intended :-)
Excellent! Loving the tree daemon idea. I’m starting work on the Albino woods board soon and can’t wait to see what ideas you come up with.
Thanks mate – and cool! I’m going to be working on trees at some point – maybe we could coordinate? I’ve got an image of diseased silver birches in my head, blood-red leaves, dark mulchy floor, nasty thorny undergrowth… and bones… lots of bones… trees stuffed with skulls, random fetishes, evidence of sacrifices & rituals… Blair Witch meets Game of Thrones.
What is your vision for this?
Well you know what they say of great minds :) Yes mate that would be awesome. I have IRO creating some town buildings for the board and he will be sending them over. I will be drawing up a map of the board so I’ll send you a copy.
You nailed it.
Thanks dude – I’m looking forward to starting the warband proper ;-)
It all looks so good! The forest demon is bloody excellent and so creepy.
I’m liking the look of the cultist on the left too :)
Thanks mate, much appreciated :-)
That forest daemon is loverly – and the description you gave of the Albino forest above is very much in keeping with my mental image of it too (not to mention my long planned, never executed wood elf army!)
Nice work on the shield as well – one for the really tiny brushes I reckon!
Cheers dude, glad you like :-) And yeah… really really tiny brushes ;-)
I bet her bite is worse than her “bark@ 😜 Great work my friend. Good choice of head. The freehand work on the shield is brilliant!! I can’t wait to see more. I’ve been a little quiet on the hobby front but after viewing this and a couple of other posts I’m feeling pumped.
*groan* ;-) Thanks dude, glad you like – ’twas fun cutting loose a bit and doing some experimenting. Glad you’re fired up bro, unleash the crazy!
Absolutely. I’d be off my tree not to.
Question is… if she fell over but there was no one around to hear her, would she make a sound??? Ahhh!!!
I’m evergreen with envy of your humour sir
Oh dear… ok, you win :-)
Wow, that’s scary! In the bets sense! :)
I really like the choice of colours and how it all turned up.
Thanks mate, glad you like – scary is good :-)
Yes it all did turn out very well as the others have said. Very well done.
Thanks Ann, it was good to do something a bit different :-)
Nice work :)
Cheers dude :-)