Tuesday, September 29, 2020

No Bones About It


Well, maybe a couple of bones.

    Now, I know I said I was going to start with Necrons, but the muse thought differently. I sat down to work on some Necron Warriors, but a couple of undercoated wight kings called to me from their shelf. First up we have one of Gary Morley's fantastic Wights from the 90s. It's a great sculpt that has lots of character without some of the silliness you get in some of the other older Warhammer guys. I'll be using him as a Wight King with Black Axe. Excuse fingers, as I haven't gotten a light box for pictures yet. 



    In the lore, wights have powerful curses woven into their weapons, and I tried to capture this with a green-y glow. I built up several coats of thinned Waywatcher Green glaze (now sadly out of production) until I was satisfied. 

Spooky green axe. 

  Next up is the current plastic Wight King. For me this guy is the perfect balance of detail. Not too many gewgaws and wotsits, but also not completely bereft of life. Well, so to speak...


Side with cape.
 Serious Spawn vibes from his billowing cape.

Spooky green sword. 

    Well that's it for this update. I hope y'all enjoyed it. Next time, I'll have either some space skeletons, or some regular type skeletons. Thanks for looking and I'll see y'all next time.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Testing... Testing...


Testing 123

   Hello any and all readers. Welcome to the nerdroom, pull up a chair and get comfy. I have started this blog to keep myself accountable with painting all my tiny soldiers, mostly Warhammer of both flavours as well as a few historicals. My wife and I just had our first baby, so it probably won't be too regular with the updates, but I'm shooting for weekends. To start with I'm going to be working my way through the Indomitus box for 40k.

Heh. Stupid space elves.

    I love 40k, having gotten into it in 3rd edition in my halcyon youth, but my enthusiasm for it has dropped off in favor of Warhammer Fantasy/AoS. I dabbled in 8th edition, but it was a little too much for me. The 9th edition changes grabbed my attention and I've jumped back in. My main army for WHFB/AoS is Vampire Counts/Legions of Nagash with a focus on lots of skeletons and Necrons are basically space skeletons, so it's a win win. 

  Thanks for looking, I hope y'all enjoy the blog. I plan on having another update this weekend with a few 'Crons