Monday, July 27, 2020

A Forest (terrain piece)

Hey again,

This time some raw nature: piece of wargaming forest.

We actually have been using these trees for a while but their bases were kinda f#cked so I decided to refresh the terrain piece. 
I always wanted the forest to be thick, so it looks nice on battlefield, but in such a forest there might be a problem with placing models - especially larger ones.

The solution is making part of the foliage removable.
In fact planning took more time than execution itself:

1.    I prepared base large enough for ~20 trees,
2.    Got lasercut round bases for the moving trees + slots for the bases,
3.    Glued the slots on the base and finished it with pva glue and sand,
4.    Attached trees,
5.    Airbrushed paint on trees, added some washes and pigments on the base, 
6.    Applied some drybrush on the sand and Voila!

Nice forest! It surely is safe!

Especially with necromutant park rangers staggering around...

And Hellcat to prevent cartoony bear from stealing picnic baskets!

And the same forest with trees moved out:
now there's even enough space for Necromunda / Ash Wastes "Mjolner":

The walking trees - good enough for loosely growing foliage:

Hope to bring some painted junk next time...

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Mechanithralls & bile thralls

Hey again,

It's good to be back among the living.
Among the dead actually - we'll see for how long...

Anyway despite huge amount of shit hitting the fan in the so-called real life 8 models has just left the pile of The Unpainted and joined the ranks of Cryx army: mechanithralls.

This is actually my second attempt of dealing with these steam-fisted necroheads:
back days I had some of them but sold them together with most of the army (duh!). 
But since we're back into Warmachine (I ed.) here, my casters feel just kinda sad without bunch of animated corpses running around, so here they are!

Painting is simple and rather quick (for my standards that is):
the idea was to paint 3-4 models same time to get the job done bit faster and still keep some painting level: after all nicely painted minis fight better!
Those two standing on large bases were supposed to be brute thralls (yet in 2014!) - unit attachment, now they're just ordinary rank and file troopers. Just bit more funny ^^

I think I still should have few more of these minis, hope to find 4 more so I can form 2 squads. Background is the new thing: there is a background, instead of painting desk mess.
Some people pointed that models look with nice background behind so I'll be testing it.

As for these fatties below - they were painted before 2013 (See? The proof!) but simply couldn't part with them: these sculpts are just way too cool. Besides I think they were painted in No Quarter back days - there was a tutorial about painting dead flesh if I remember correctly. Looking at them now I must admit I like that background more and more...