zondag 30 oktober 2011

Please Sir, I want some more

And that's my first instalment of 'A regiment a month' over with and I can honestly say it was great fun.
In hindsight I could've done things differently, loosing that ACW infantry for a while was a bit of a blow but then again I'd never have finished those Khadorians or that Gundam.
So is this the end you might ask?
Surely not!!!
Crisis is fast approaching ( http://www.tsoa.be/crisis_general.html ), orders have been made and plans set in motion, my brushes won't have much rest I can guarantee you all.
You can expect me to continue where I left off, those Confederate Cavalerists are just begging for a lick of paint and my deamons are eager for my divine attention.
I will also make my return to the 6mm department : PacFed for Future War Commander, French for WWII Blitzkrieg Commander and maybe some more Huns for Warmaster Ancients.
Some VicSciFi will make an appearance to, I've ordered some ACW sailors to crew a small aeroneff I bought second hand from Tomsche.
I also have some 6mm scenery projects in mind but those wont count for any ARAM projects, they'll be just little fun stuff I'll do inbetween.
So on to ARAM2 for me and I hope more will follow, This will last untill Salute 2012 wich I'll hopefully attend again.

In the meanwhile: keep those brushes wet with paint and ink lads!!!!

A regiment a month part 6: The Heralds calling

I sort of crashed and burned allthough not entirly by my fault.
Normally it should have had the title of 'Thundering of hooves' or someting similar, featuring my usual chatter about the miniatures and pictures of 24 Confederate cavalerists but it was not to be.
This month started with some very high workpressure since the plant where I work had a part of it shut down for a 3 week huge maintance and so we had to build scaffolds left right and center even on saturdays and in overtime, needless to say this left me with very little spare time to paint said 24 horsemen from scratch.
Maybe I should've been less lazy and started working on them in advance, I could've come out triumphant after all.
Luckily faith intervined in another way, Games Workshop has wormed it's way back into The Far Side and since I still had a fairly amount of deamons lying around my butt was saved due to a 'regiment's' ability to consist of 1 model if need be.
I painted up my Herald of Nurgle, he's a failry old GW model of a Chaos sorceror with a fly face but I think he's just ideal as a fully fledged deamon.
Anybody who's a bit familliar with The Plaguelord know that his followers don't take personal hygiene very serious so no clean robes or shiny weapons for this dude, you can practically fry chips in the grease on his clothes and all the metal is corroded beyond hope.
I've attempted to paint his skin the same way as my favorite fly: the common green bottle.
No springy meadows for Nurgle's Children either, no flowers or green grass, no fertile earth and shiny pebbles.. he's standing in bubbling ooze where all the shiny-winy, ding-dong-Disney crap used to be.
I hope you like him because I surly do.

vrijdag 14 oktober 2011

I knew it!!!!!

I knew this would come back to haunt me, once one swears loyalty to the Ruinous Powers there's no going back.
A long time ago when I was young and foolish I swore an oath to Father Nurgle, Lord of Flies and Decay and purchased several units for a mixed mortals, deamons and beasts army.
The Eternal Enemy from Nottingham (nope, NOT the Sheriff you clowns) however used His foul magicks and separated the 3 armies, never to be joined again and so I walked away in disgust and dissapointment vowing never to return and playing to their terms.
For years I was happy and feeling free, I even started a family and carved out a living for myself and my loved ones knowing that time itself would eventually break The False Ones hold over the gamingcommunity since they've always insisted on flooding the world with overly expencive miniatures.
But all that wasn't meant to last, when I checked our forum today I saw a sign that drove all the air from my lungs.
The Dawi Zarr, or Chaos Dwarfs, are returning and with them they try to drag as much souls as they possibly can into the maelstrom called Warhammer.
I cannot stand idle, my warrior's soul wich I tought dormant for all these years is stirring and in the back of my mind I can hear the Plague Lord's siren song.
I bow my head in obediance and renew my fealty to Father Nurgle....
The Deamons are on the march.....

What you kids can see here is the beginning of my Nurgle Force and those with large eyes and even larger brains will notice that very few models are GW's, I do have some pride left you know.
(Fromleft to right and bottom to top)
The Greater Deamon is an old Confrontation model, The Herald is a Classic Games Workshop Chaos Champion with fly-head, The Plaguebearers are from Heresy Miniatures and the commandgroup is in the mail, The Nurglings are a mix of GW and Heresy miniatures and the Beast of Nurgle is a scratchbuild of a real sea shell and whatever crosses my path in the Dungheap.
To be continuid....