Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas! And now for some Age of Sigmar Bloodreavers...

Merry Christmas one and all! I hope that you are having a relaxing, enjoyable and loving Christmas with friends and loved ones.

And to celebrate this occasion, I'm now posting an (almost) finished unit of Bloodreavers...


The Bloodreavers are slightly less detailed than the rest of the Khorne models, but that's actually a good thing as it gives some variation. They reminded me a lot of earlier versions of Chaos Warriors (I can still remember one of my first GW Christmases, playing HeroQuest: a game which featured lots of Chaos Warriors). I've still to finish the "command group" (the horn blower, icon bearer and champion) but will probably get to that in the new year... 

Age of Sigmar burnout means I'm definitely going to take a break now, and focus on doing some 40k models...

Happy Christmas all!

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Age of Sigmar: Bloodbound Bloodstoker

This week: another Age of Sigmar miniature....


This dude is a nice, smaller model from the set: he again has tons of surface detail and looks good on the tabletop, but isn't as imposing as say the Bloodsecrator. If you game with your minis, you can probably kiss the sword and whip goodbye!


I'm definitely getting Age of Sigmar burn out now... I have a ton of 40k miniatures boxes glaring at me too paint them, and I'm looking forward to finishing the set! That said, it's an enjoyable experience too and the starter kit is a nice selection of models to paint. 

Next week: the Bloodreavers (of Blood).

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Age of Sigmar: Khorne Bloodsecrator

What is it with GW being utterly obsessed with giving anything Chaos-related a ridiculous name!?! The tradition continues at full steam with the Khorne Bloodbound Bloodsecrator (of Blood).


Notwithstanding the comedic name, this is a very fine miniature. It exudes detail and for such a small piece, took me quite a while to complete. I'd strongly advise painting him in stages, and not attaching the totem/icon until you've finished painting the main figure.


Again, this guy has a real Chaos Space Marine feeling about him. He comes complete with loads of skulls, as well as this bizarre (but interesting) spinal pony-tail...


This shot shows the icon in full glory. The reds are much deeper than I can photograph... I always struggle with red as a colour when I take pictures, but the icon has been highlighted on the upper portions. It really pops in real life.

Next week: the Khorne Bloodbound Bloodstoker (of Blood).

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Age of Sigmar: Khorne Khorgorath

I haven't able to update in a few weeks, but I have been really busy with painting. I've been working hard on completely the Age of Sigmar boxed set, and also updating units for some of my 40k armies.

So, here we go with my latest model: the Khorne Khorgorath...


This is a big (dreadnought-sized) model, and has been a big of a project to get through. I used the Age of Sigmar painting guide as a basis (except that I used some dry brushing on the earlier stages of the skin). However, looking at Warhammer TV on Youtube, actually Duncan Rhodes has a better method for painting this guy - so check that out if you want some free advice.


Despite his chunky appearance, this guy has some seriously fragile aspects. The various pointed bones etc are just waiting to break off as you pick him up...


There's an obvious design heritage here with the Chaos Hellbrute (this dude even has power armour plating on his arms), but it's still a nice centre piece for the Khorne army.


And yes, as it's a GW miniature, there are tons of skulls across the whole figure! Check out the view above: skulls literally erupt from the spine and back!

Next week: I'll be finishing the Khorne Bloodsecrator...