Monday, 27 June 2011

The bases

Right, the bases.
A couple of you have asked how I've done them.

I first tried to find some embossed plasticard but couldn't find what I was looking for. So I decided to use card. Firstly, I painted it to resembled sandstone. Once dry I cut it into squares and rectangles of a similar size. These I then glued to the pieces to the base in an irregular pattern to represent stone flags of a Nehekeran city. A bit of sand to show the ravages of time, some grass tufts and dark angels green to lift the base and done.

It takes time but I'm pleased with the results.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

The Skeletons rise

Well, a week has gone by and I've managed to finish my first unit of 30 skeles. After receiving some constructive and not so constructive criticism, I made a change to the base edge colour to help elevate the bases, themselve. I've also reduced the number of models needed to complete the unit by using both 40mm and regiment bases.

The final finish will be the movment tray but I intend to make that at some point in the future.

So here are a couple of pics.
So its onto the next which will be to finish the unit of chariots I started with the test models. I might treat myself with a character model as the final 2500 point army will have 7, I think.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

The first figures painted

Like I said, this is mainy to follow my exploits in building a Tomb King army.

To this end I spent more money than sence and bought the following:

1 battalion box set, the old one
1 Necropolis Knights box
1 Necrosphinx box
1 Liche Priest
1 Tomb King/Priest look-e-like

I've put together a chariot and started on some skeletons, testing out the basing idea that I had.

Here are the first images

And Here's one of he bases I'm planning on using

I'm pretty happy with the bases. Initially I was going to used plasticard but couldn't find any that matched the pattern I was after, so I decided on card instead. I've bought some A5 sheets and then painted them in random oranges, browns, reds, yellows and creams to try and created a ribbles sandstone look. I then cut up the pieces into small squares/rectangles and stuck em to the bases. A bit of filler, some brown low-lights and grass tufts has produced the look I was after, which was that of ancient streets in Nehekra. I'm planning on adding some more debris but for now this works.

Now its time to actually finish a unit.

Friday, 17 June 2011

My virgin post

Well, this is the first time I've had a crack at this.
I've been painting models since I was as wee lad and then in the last few years got into the hell that is wargaming.  Now a fully paid up member I have reached what every gamer does - the ability to never finish a project.  Well that's about to stop.  This blog is primarily to try and finish a project at last and will show what and in what order I paint.  I'll also try to articulate any ideas I manage to translate.

I intend to post whatever I'm working on at the time, which should primarily be a Tomb King's army but I'm fully aware that other shiny toys will get in the way.

Anyway.  Here goes.  I'll post some pictures on Sunday when I work out how to do it.  These will be the test models I've done for the Tomb Kings and I'll talk about my idea then.