The Skaven warband almost has its two gutter runners almost finished.
I hated painting the black. The abbadon black paint had an almost had a gloss finish on it and ii couldn't paint the robes grey because the wall pieces on the base would be grey.
So what i had to do was put a nuln oil wash over the black parts to take the gloss of. Then i dry brushed dawnstone grey mostly all over but more prominently on the edges.
For Christmas i had got a Element Games gift voucher, so there was no war-gaming surprise for me under the Christmas tree. But it did let me get some more models for my Skaven army and i don't know why but i seem to constantly overlook the Stormfiends.
First things first, these guys came out when the end times was in full flow so that meant they came with square bases. It went completely over my head that that there were no round bases in the box. Secondly you will notice that the Stormfiend with the ratling cannons is slightly different from what he is supposed to look like. He is meant to have a third rattling canon on his chest but it looks so ridiculous that i couldn't put it on. i replace it with some warpstone piece from what was left over from the box.
I had gotten two Skaven Deathrunner models of Ebay a few months back and had completely forgotten to share what i did with them. I love this model and please god the get a release by themselves, just like most of the silver tower models did :-(
Well it has been a while! I was starting to think i was never going get back into the hobby. Second year in college has been taking up every single second of time i have but if i'm not doing some hobby then at least i'm doing something positive!
The rebasing from Square to round bases still continues in the hobby shed. I have 4 skaven monsters to get rebased altogether, Thanquol & Boneripper, Hellpit Abomination I had bought round bases of Ebay and they ended up being really big! A bit to big! So i decided fill the base out and make it a scenic base.
This has got to be one of favourite ebay finds. I've loved this model from when i first started collecting Skaven. i usually hate working with the old metal models but this one was a joy to work on. Only part i had to change was his tail. His original tail was missing so i went looking through bit bitz box and funnily enough it was a piece from the new Verminlord kit that was a perfect fit!
Oh boy. Do you know how good it feels to write a post about a unit that i finally got around to finishing? There are numerous units i have started over the years only to have fallen wayside and into section of the hobby shed i call the "Blues Box". Not a physical box but more of a metaphoric box. All it consists of is the endless cycle that us hobbyists abide to. Buy-start-blues box-repeat.
So after a few weeks i finally had a chance to sit down and
get some hobby time in and I have been focusing on trying to get this unit of
Deathwing Terminators finished. It’s the unit from the old Dark Vengeance starter
set and I’m painting them up as a gift to a friend.
One of the things im working on now is a unit of Deathwing Terminators. Had these since the Dark Vengeance came out a few years back and never really had anything planned for them. I had started a patreon account to go with my YouTube channel and as a thanks to my friend how supported me through it i decided to paint up the unit for him.
On a recent trip to a Games Workshop i picked up the Easy to Build Plague Marines. For €12 this is a cool little box to pick up. It has 3 of the new plague marine models that are snap fit and easy to put together.
Anyone remember the Verminlord before the end times? Probably not. but its hard not to have a soft spot for the original model for what is essentially the skaven version of a demon prince. I nearly bought the original metal one brand new but when the newer kit came it got pushed to the side for the new shiney.
I have always kept my eye out for one on ebay but as usual it takes a while to get one at good price. Some prices had gotten really high but eventually i managed to pick it up for €14 including delivery. The only negative about it was his tail was missing. I knew that when buying it and it didn't bother me to much because the price was so good. I used a spare tail from the newer verminlord kit and i will add the Doom Glaive from that kit also.
Stay tuned for when i get around to painting this guy up. Should be fun and looking forward to adding him to my painted collection.
Since i finished my Skaven blood bowl team i wanted to keep the momentum going with my Blood Bowl teams so up next was the Ork team that i got with the BB starter box. I have said before that these Ork models are some of my favourite and i'm looking forward to painting them.
How long has Age of Sigmar been out? Well over a year now and i still haven't got around to rebasing any units for my Skaven army. I have done 3 or 4 hero models but i wanted to get the whole army on round bases and im starting with my Zombie Skaven unit. So after searching on Ebay i was able to get 50 25mm round bases for a little under €5 (inc delivery).