woensdag 21 december 2011

The Biggie

Against all expectations I've finished my Great Unclean One today.
This is an old OOP Rackham miniature of the Dwarves of Mid Nor Giant and I found him some years ago in a discountbasket in a shop long gone now.
And boy their miniatures still are a pain in the ass to paint, you'll be hardpressed to find an other manufacturer who'll put so much detail in their products.
Granted, that range consisted of real gems but sometimes overly detailed gems.
That said and done you'll no doubt notice this guy has hair and a beard.... so what and to make him stand out a bit more I've painted it a nice purple to clash with the green of his skin.
Said skin is a bit darker green in tone than the rest of the army but he's the boss so that's cool.
The Bubbly-base and rusted gear are again featured.
With this one added my little army starts to look a bit more like a fighting force and I'm not ashamed to admit that watching that army grow with lovingly painted miniatures still gives me goosebumps and a warm feeling.
For Nurgle!!!!

dinsdag 20 december 2011

A Regiment a Month part 8: Death from above

I've set yet another step on my path to immortality, or eternal damnation, today a unit of 15 Chaos Furies has been finished.
Those who are familliar with H.P. Lovecraft and his Ctulhu-mytos will no doubt recognise these as Nightgaunts.
I choose them not only because I like the models but also because they were cheap, quickly delivered and available in abundance at EM4 miniatures.
No assembly was required, unless you count gluing them to their bases as assembling, and painting them was easy due to a minimum of detail on the model.
An extra unforseen cost I had to make was special bases, the round base wich is attached to them fits nicely into the bases offered at Mantic Games so that cost was gladly made.
I was quite surprised by the height though, despite them being announced as 28 mm they are more towards 25mm and even then are fairly diminuitive but since they are a flying cowardly deamonic gardenpest that's more than ok by me.
Again I went with the 'bubbling ooze theme' for their bases to tie them in with the rest of the army.
To compenstate for the low variety in poses (only 3) I've opted to use all 3 hues on the unit that I have in mind on the entire army: Sickly Green, Puke Brown and Pale Skin.
I hope you like them

Next up: Great Unclean One

zaterdag 17 december 2011

A farewell

No worries, I'm not quitting my blog nor my hobby.
In fact, more Deamonic goodness is on it's way to get painted as I type this.
It's just that after years of loyal service my old and trusted Dungheap is no more.
All painted/halfpainted/unpainted bits of lead, plastic or resin are now organised into neat clear plastic containers instead of old carton boxes who's bottoms were falling out.
Trees and terrain pieces were ordered, occational cries of "oh here they are" and "can't remember I ever bought this" were often heard, walls were rediscovered.
It all went from total chaos to organised chaos in a few days time, the Missus came round to survey this piece of her realm and tought it good.
Truth is at first I was left with a feeling of sadness and nostalgia but after taking another peek inside and enjoying the sensation of finding something in no time those feelings vanished like the morning mist.
The King is dead, long live The King!!!