Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Age of Sigmar has come.....

The Age of Sigmar has officially arrived.  Some celebrate while others cringe.  I look at it like "Hey, new miniatures to paint and maybe I'll get a few games in".  Either way, the miniatures are pretty sweet.  I picked up a copy of the game yesterday and spent my entire Saturday putting everything together.

Lots of stuff in there, and if your curious there are numerous "What's in the box?" videos floating around.  I'm just happy I got to get my grubby little paws on the miniatures at last.  Assembly is fairly complex, but they add a nice handy direction guide which is pretty easy to follow.  So here are the unpainted armies after assembly....

The top picture is the Simar guys, the bottom is the Khorne Chaos guys.  I still have a bit more to do with them such as basing and gap-filling before I can prime and splatter paint on them.  I think I'm going to start with the Sigmar dudes, but I might flip-flop back and forth.  I'll update my progress as time goes on, so stay tuned.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Age of Sigmar is upon us... in a day and a half

T-minus a day and a half, but who's counting?  So in case you haven't heard, the new Age of Sigmar comes out this Saturday, replacing Warhammer Fantasy.  I'm not 100% sure how I feel about that.  I mean, I would've liked to have had an 8th Edition Warhammer Fantasy army fully painted with a few games under my belt before this new game comes out, but I only myself to blame for that.  I could be pissed of at Games Workshop, but Fantasy was losing them money and instead of killing the IP completely, they decided to completely redo everything, including taking a rank and file large army wargame and turn it into a squad skirmish based battle.  I'm cool with that, but I'm not too thrilled about the Warscrolls.  Basically, no more point-building system, rather bring everything you got and throw it on the table.  Gone are all the rulebooks and army books.  4 pages of loosely written rules and 14 or 15 70-page PDF's.  I'm not going to speculate further on the game.  I only hope it's fun.

With that being said, last Saturday when I went to pre-order the new boxset, I saw the new White Dwarf had a model included in it.  An Age of Sigmar model to be exact.  So I bought the magazine, brought it home, ripped out the mini, and painted it up.  Here's my first Age of Sigmar dude.....

So this was an interesting model to paint, and I mean that in a good way.  Lots of shining gold, lots of little details, and a fairly light color pallet.  Seeing how two of the main gold colors for these guys haven't been released yet, I had to improvise.  I ended up working my way up from Gehenna's Gold to Reikland Fleshwash to Auric Armor Gold to a mix of Auric Armour Gold/Runefang Silver to..... Ironbreaker as my final highlight.  I found the runefang silver alone wasn't working.  Maybe I got a bad batch but the pigment and the binder kept separating on me no matter how much I shook it.  Ironbreaker just had better coverage and I found it a lot easier to control the transparency of it, even when I was diluting it.  Holy shit, look at me, I almost sound like I know what I'm talking about!

Anyways, it was alot of fun to paint this guy up and I look forward to cracking open the box set and slapping some more paint on The Stormcast Eternals.  Until next time!!!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Gutrot Spume

In keeping with the trend of showing the fruits of my labor the past few weeks, here is another model I just finished up.  Gutrot Spume, the nurgle lord of the sea?  I think it's something like that.  I never fully read "The End Times", but with the Age of Sigmar almost a week away, I should probably get that.  In any event, here is the model...

This particular model I really enjoyed painting.  It's so different from a lot of other stuff out there and it has tons of details.  Usually I'm not a fan of this much detail, but it really does tie the entire piece together.  From the look of the leaked "Age of Sigmar" pics, this seems to be where GW is heading.  This was more of a casual paced model, as I would pick him up every now and then and do a little work on him, then switch to something else.  It took a long time for him to finally see completion, but he got done and I'm quite pleased with how he turned out.