Holy Crap it’s been a long time since I’ve posted! Alrighty; new year, new commitment. I didn’t hit 2 units a week, although I DO think I hit over 65 units painted for last year. I should have just been happy with 1 unit a week. :p So anyways, here we go again: 1 unit per week commitment. Currently I’m working on 120 rats (4 units), 3 Rat Ogres, a Bone Breaker w/Skaven Warlord, a Warp Lightning canon, 5 assault marines, a dreadnought, a vindicator, 5 sanguinary guard, 5 Blood Crushers, Skulltaker on a Juggernaut, 3 weapons teams, a Warlock engineer, and a chaos dwarf sorcerer on a Lammasu… 16 units altogether. This will probably be similar to when I was working on all my daemons; a lot of “slow” progress, but I’ll finish several units over the course of a few weeks.
Deathmaster Snikch was pretty easy. Granted I don’t do any wild advanced paint schemes, but for the most part he was all one color with a few embellishments here and there. I don’t find assassins to be very valid in the new Skaven book; the couple of times that I have used them, they’ve been pretty worthless…
I’m fairly excited about the new Skaven units coming out; I’ll most likely get one of each of the new items so I can have two Hell Pit Abominations, Plague Claw Catapults, Warp Lightning canons, etc. I think the Doom Flayer in particular looks very good. I’m also excited at the prospect of getting a Storm Raven in February…
1 unit per week commitment
Weeks this year: 1
Units Completed: 0
The last of my earlier units. I actually had this one split. I did the first 10, and then finished the last 10 about 6 months later. I had to keep one that I finished earlier out on the desk while I worked on them so I could make sure I kept the same paint scheme. :p
Well… I didn’t finish a unit last week, but in a day or two, I will finish 6 units. 😀 Daemons of Chaos are SO easy to paint since they have such a simple paint scheme and they’re mostly 1 color depending on what deity they serve. more to come…
This is one of my better conversions (though it took a pretty long time). I took a toy horse body (for the body position), gave it a Bull head and hooves, Dragon wings, and green stuffed it all to make it smooth and give it a saddle. The Lord is a Dwarf from Battle for skull pass that was mixed with a Chaos Knight. The pictures do not do justice for the size of this thing. I believe it is slightly taller than a giant.
On the same note, I finished my Chaos Warriors last night, as well as my Hellpit Abomination. All they need is some static grass and clear coat and they’ll be ready to photo/field. I am also out of pictures to put up here, so tonight I have to start photographing everything else that I have finished, so it’ll be quite a lot. Happy MLKJ Day!
This unit took a little bit of converting. Battle for Skull Pass Dwarfs mixed with Chaos Warrior heads, Marauder arms, and thumb tacks to make the barrels larger. Blunderbussers have the potential to be pretty deadly, as they create a wall of fire that ignores trees. The deeper the ranks, the higher the strength, up to 5. Good stuff.
Primed and base coated the abomination last night; made a little more progress on the Chaos Warriors, they should be done by the end of this weekend. See you on Monday!
This was a pretty easy conversion. I had about 20 Warhounds for my Warriors of Chaos, and I wasn’t planning on using all of them, so I left all the mutations off of 10 of them and painted them grey. Voila! Wolves to put goblins on. The only aspect that I didn’t like was that I didn’t have and “rider” legs, so they are more like wolf “surfers” instead of wolf riders.
I finished constructing the Hellpit Abomination last night, and primed the first half this morning before work. After its totally primed, I’ll take another pic, but you may not be able to find all the detail, since it will all be black. We’ll see.
These are a couple of Goblin bolt throwers that I use as Hobgoblin Bolt Throwers. If all the Goblins and Orcs were as naked as these guys, they would be a cinch to paint! I’ve only used them a handful of times, but they are extremely effective!
Here’s one that works for both armies. I use this with Warriors of Chaos as a Hell Canon (which it is), and I use it with the Chaos Dwarf army as an Earth Shaker. Pretty fun unit for both armies with unique rules. I finished my giant last night and added static grass to it and to the unit of Chaos Warriors I painted last week. Once I put some clear coat on them, I need to take pictures of all the units that I haven’t yet (there are a lot). Today I start work on my second unit of Chaos warriors. The first unit was Nurgle green, and this one will be Khorne red, so I can have some variety. 🙂