Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Warmaster Vampire Counts army in 30 days - can it be done? Let's find out!


Crisis mode! One month to Adepticon and I need to try to get an entire Warmaster army painted and based in that time. I'm usually behind the curve on getting things ready for Adepticon, but this year's been especially bad, what with getting a new puppy who has not allowed me get any hobby time this year.

For those that are unfamiliar, Warmaster is Games Workshop's now-defunct 10mm fantasy wargame. It's a really good system, but unfortunately, it never really caught on.

Regarding the quantity of models I have to work on, each unit is represented by three stands, each containing two strips of models. Heroes are represented by one stand.

For example, here is a unit of Ogres from my Chaos army:


And here is the entire Chaos army:


Time is still not on my side - I still have a job, a commute, and a two young dogs all vying for my attention. Let's see if I can get this project done!

Skeletons - 8 units
Zombies - 6 units
Ghouls - 4 units
Ethereal Host - 2 units
Black Knights - 4 units
Dire Wolves - 6 units
Vampire Lord - 1 stand
Vampire - 2 stands
Necromancer - 2 stands

Day one (last night): I based and primed the entire army. I also laid a basecoat down on everything except for the heroes. Dire Wolves received a Nuln Oil wash.

Today, during lunch at work, I hope to be able to put down some base colors on the Skeleton units - spears hafts and shields, then metallics on weapon tips. I might have enough time to paint the tombstones on the units as well.

Friday, April 28, 2017

On the bench - Where's the beef?

The gang's all here
Meaty!
You are the dancin' juve...
Hurr hurr!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Whew

Do you like puzzles? You'll love this!
After years of contemplating on whether or not I wanted to rebase the Marines, I finally broke down and removed the Space Hulk models from the sprues.

I really think GW dropped the ball regarding the Terminator basing, but I think I'll just deal with the lack of detail and leave them as-is.

In other news, I picked up a set of regular Terminators, a set of Dark Angel Command, and a set of Wolf Guard Terminators in order to play the expansion missions with the correct models. I'll never use them for anything else, but I thought it would be cool to see the various chapters performing their own missions.

I think I have a problem...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

On the bench - Epic Defense Lines

Having been a bit motivated yesterday, I decided to tackle a project that has been on hold for a long time - Epic Defense Lines. There were some pretty bad casts, so the thought of having to sand everything down to get the pieces level was not something I was looking forward to.

After about 90 minutes worth of cutting, filing, and sanding, though, I now have plenty of bunkers and defense lines for Epic!
Tools of the trade. And yes, that is a belt sander in my pocket...
This is why you wear a respirator, kids

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

On the bench - Necromunda Escher

I'm finishing up the last five members of the Purple Skulls, my Necromunda Escher gang. Not that I'll actually be able to put them into regular rotation due to a consistent lack of gang income, but at least I'll be able to claim a finished project.

Rule 17 of the Underhive - Biggest hair wins.
Mom said one day I'd put my eye out with those things...