Sunday, September 29, 2013

Protectorate Deliverers Done

These guys didn't take nearly as long as the Exemplar Errants.  They came out very nicely, and I even ordered another 2 blisters of them from just so I could have a unit of 10 of them if I wanted eventually.  PrivateerPress seems to have gotten into the habit of removing blisters of 2 figures in favor of just giving you a boxed set with the maximum unit size.  I agree with this, but it means that I would be stuck with a min unit AND a max unit if I wanted a larger one (as happened with the Errants).  Anyway we're set to go.  Next up will be the Wracks, and possibly the Reckoner. Also have to start eventually on magnetizing the plastic Crusader box..   

In a moment of weakness I bought the Protectorate Colossus, The Judicator.  Awesome figure but it'll take quite a while to work up the courage to paint them. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Trollbloods - Madrak Complete!

I finally finished my second caster, the mighty Madrak. Madrak is easily one of, if not my, favorite caster for the Trolls. Really like the model, love his rules too. I am kind of bummed that the pics didnt turn out as well as I hoped they would but I guess I can't expect too much since I was using my cellphone lol. Ah well, one of these days I will find my camera.

Next Up: Trollblood Solos! Like fucking MILLIONS of them!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Trollbloods - Fennblades Complete!

This unit took the longest out of anything I have painted for this army. Almost killed me lol. I dont know why but it got to the point where every time I sat down to work on them I looked for something else to do (like play through the Last of Us...twice! lol). Eventually though I hunkered down and just got it done. Now that it is finally finished though I am super happy with how it turned out. It also feels good to see my Trolls starting to look like a real army, not just a whole slew of beasts with an old troll wizard leading them lol.

Next Up: Another Caster! Also, working hard over the next few weeks to get my army ready for a tournament near the end of October so it will mostly be solos and maybe another beast, good times!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Trollbloods - Dire Troll Bomber Complete!

I know what you are wondering when looking at this model "Is that guy armed with giant powder kegs of explosives that he throws at his enemies?!?!". The answer is yes, and that is why he is awesome lol. I am finding the more of these larger Warbeasts I am doing the better and faster I am getting which is really nice. This guy actually didnt take that long (2-3 hours) and I am really happy how he turned out.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Trollbloods - Krielstone Unit Complete!

Despite the lack of posting since I finished my Mountain King I have actually been really busy painting getting a lot finished. With the new baby coming at the end of next month we have been really busy getting the house organized for her arrival. Despite that I have still been averaging about 4-6 hours a week painting which is really nice. Now, onto the Krielstone!

This unit was deceptively time consuming to paint. Even though it was only 4 guys they had lots of cloth wraps and overlapping brown cloth so there was a lot of work in regards to nailing down the colour scheme I wanted to use. One thing I decided on for this army since it will be so infantry centric is to help differentiate between support units and assault units. So all my support units will have brown sashes/kilts (so Krielstone Bearers, Battle Moses, Doomshaper, etc.) while the assault units will have red sashes (Fennblades, Fell Caller Hero, Madrak, etc.). Right now its working out really well both from a looks standpoint and from a game standpoint.

Up Next: MORE TROLLS! lol, shocking I know. Seriously though I have tonnes of stuff painted for this army as I just crossed the 30 model threshold and coming up on 80pts fully painted.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Protectorate Errants Finally Done

I have finally finished my Protectorate Exemplar Errants...
These were perhaps my least favorite group of figures to assemble and paint.  Assembly was a pain in the butt, it was unclear the poses that would be good, I had to shave off parts of their armor to fit properly, and there is just SO MUCH baroque rubbish detail on them that painting was a chore.

I'm glad they do well in the Warmachine game, because I don't want to paint them again.  Unfortunately I may have to, as I have some plastic ones (that don't match sizewise) to make the unit up to its max of 10.

Looking forward to painting my Flameguard and Deliverer units for the very reason that I couldn't stand these guys.  In retrospect, they were OK.  The capes were cool, and some of the armor was nice, but good God so many little bits of junk on them..