Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Wildling Raiders

Another of my projects started a while back, using figures I already have - Game of Thrones battles between Wildling Raiders and Rangers of the Nights Watch. Here are the completed raiders, using some of Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings Morannon Orcs and a few bowmen from the Mordor Orcs, converted here and there where weapons or heads were a bit too Orcish with extras from the Gripping Beast Vikings and Dark Age Warriors
The Wildlings were painted as though they were wearing leather armour or various skins, with very limited metal (it being precious north of the wall). A few have captured axes or spears, the rest have Free Folk-wrought weaponry.
Opposing these raiders will be a band of Rangers from the Nights Watch, which are slightly converted Rangers of Gondor, picked up very cheap from eBay a while back.

Comments most welcome as usual!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Dark Ages - Viking Warriors with Spears

Another 1pt for my SAGA Viking force - this time with spears. I'll probably mix the hand weapons and spears in game, but I'm painting them separately as I find it easier to batch paint them this way! Another warrior unit coming up, then I can treat myself to painting the brilliant bearskin-clad berserkers from Foundry! I'll also be using these with Song of Arthur and Merlin and Dux Britanniarum.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Plague Marines

I decided last week that I fancied painting something a bit different to the normal humans and fantasy figures I've been on with recently - here's what I pulled out of the "undercoated/painting in progress" drawers...
The 3 sons of Nurgle that I finished - lots of rust, verdigris and grime, my favourite things to paint!
More to go!
These Plague Marines were undercoated with Halfords grey primer, but I decided that I wanted to start them from black. I then gave everything a heavy drybrush of Tin Bitz, followed by a drybrush of Boltgun Metal in a few areas (blades, guns, emblems, shoulder pad trims etc.) and followed that up with a verdigris wash over everything. I then selected 3 to try out my planned scheme, using VMC Hull Red for their armour plates, a pinky/brown mix for the boils and other nastiness, then drybrushing, and finally rust, muck, all that good stuff! I have a good few more to go and I need to build a leader for them from the Blightkings boxed set (a wonderful set - another Christmas present!).

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Terrain Idea...

I scavenged this skeleton from work recently - it's leftover from the Halloween decorations that were up. Rather than chucking it in the bin, I thought I'd see what I can do with it - my scavenger mind immediately went to terrain opportunities... I've washed it, which actually removed the glittery coating on it, and it's pretty much perfectly scaled to be the skeleton of a long-dead giant. I'll be cutting it up to be repositioned, finding some rocks for him to be slightly propped up by. It'll fit in with my fantasy terrain nicely!