Sunday, December 11, 2016

Brotherhood of the Crow part 34

I'm still working on getting a new computer so it's more phone pictures for now.
Here is my beloved army standard bearer.
I decided to go with an old style feel. I've always loved Blanche's use of the Mona Lisa in his paintings so I decided to continue that tradition. At first I was planning on painting both sides of the banner with the same image. Unfortunately not only is that a pain, it is also more fun to paint two different images. For the second image I decided to recreate an Ian Miller painting, which I recently purchased. (More on that in a future post.) I decided to do a step by step on the paintings.

 The second painting took fewer steps.

 The final product.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Brotherhood of the Crow part 33

I wanted to take better pictures of this model, but until I get a new computer this will have to do. This is my Fimir champion conversion. I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Brotherhood of the Crow part 32

I have so many miniatures in line to paint right now it's driving me crazy. A palanquin, three trolls, several champions, a few chaos marauders and a plague cart. I want to paint so bad, but my with my move going on I haven't been able to start on anything. So I've been greenstuffing gaps and cleaning mold lines. Lately though I did a little conversion on one of my champions. I turned him into a Fimir: Fimm champion. I'm currently working on his tail, but his face is done.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Brotherhood of the Crow part 31

As promised in my last post this post is dedicated to a labor of love 26 years in the making. It all began in 1990 when, at 11, I got the legendary tomb Realm of Chaos: Lost and the Damned. It has been with me ever since. I have not let it leave my sight since the day I got it. One of the entries in it is the War Altar of Nurgle. Like a lot of people I enjoy the pageantry of Nurgle and I've always wanted to make an altar for my favorite Chaos god, especially after looking at the amazing one in LatD for so long. I've had a few false starts over the years and this project might have gone the same way if not for three special people who made it possible. In no particular order: Andrew Dyer, Richard "Orcland" Hale, from Stuff of Legends, and a local friend Evan for their contributions to what has become my crowning achievement, as far as I'm concerned, thank you guys so much. I couldn't have done it without you. So enough lead in, here is the main event. I hope you enjoy it. My scratch built War Altar of Nurgle.

Some of you may recognize a few of the figures on this from Oldhammer weekend, which unfortunately I was unable to attend, for the second year in a row. :( Also the first person who can tell me what the main symbol on the white banner is gets 10 points for their house.

Brotherhood of the Crow part 30

I still don't have a computer, but a friend is letting me use his. So thanks to him I can post another installment of the Brotherhood of the Crow. So, without further ado here we go.

I have been on a painting kick lately and I have not only finished another couple of champions, but also a few units. I have also finished a project that has been in the works for 25 years, but that will be featured in my next post.

My Nurgle army is nearly finished. I only have a few champions to paint and I just received a plague cart in the mail today and I will be out of models. After that I'll be getting one unit at a time and finishing it before moving on to the next. The next unit in line will be a unit of either Diseased Flagellants or Plague Zombies, maybe Plague Skeletons, to go with my Plague Cart. Oh and I almost forgot, I also recently acquired a Palanquin of Nurgle and, hopefully I will soon have a rider that I will use as the Baron of Crows. Finally my army has a leader!

I recently borrowed a section of GW's plastic game board that my brother painted and decorated for his chaos army to rephotograph my units on. So, I'll be reposting pictures of all the units in my Nurgle army.

First is the new unit I painted. A unit of Pestigor with a chaos champion leading them.

Next is a unit of Nurgle chaos warriors lead by yet another champion.

The (current) army standard bearer who is a champion crossbred with a troll and an early 80's sculpt of a female chaos warrior whom I'm using as a champion.

Lastly a unit of D3 Plaguebearers from the "Chaos Creatures" chart.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

OMG! It's the orky life for me!

Helloooo Orktober!
When you're excited about something you just have to blog about it. Well, I'm excited about what I got this Orktober. Massive trade of AoS minis for Oldhammer minis. With this treasure trove I can now create 17 out of the 20 types of Freebooterz units.
Now I just need 3 runtbot bomb launchers.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

More Beastmen for the Crows

A quick update. Back when I was painting more and I had both my Nurgle army and Genestealer Cult in the works I had a hard decision to make. "Do I use my Bob Olley beastmen for my Fantasy Nurgle army or my Nurgle Genestealer Cult?" At the time I went for the Cult since it was big enough to actually start playing and my Nurgle army was far from finished. Well, now that the new Genestealer Cults codex is coming out there probably won't be an entry for "beastmen" in it so I've decided to rebase them for my Nurgle army.
Here is the seven beastmen unit in its movement tray. I'll be creating a filter tile to make the unit look not so small. It will still be a 7 man unit, but it will look better in the tray. Unfortunately I've run out of shield so I'll have to work on making some, or something. I'll be painting them till I figure out what to do about the shields.