Earlier in the year when I was airbrushing everything that wasn’t nailed down, I had a chance to blow through my Cypher Lords warband from the Warhammer Age of Sigmar game Warcry. These truly weird chaos cultish warband really pushed the idea of what a chaos twisted band of followers could look like. From the outside they could easily pass as a mystical band of martial artists with a fancy for elaborate headgear. Of all the warbands released the look of this warband I found the most intriguing. With their true allegiance in disguise, it leaves the age-old fear of what makes chaos the scariest, the Enemy Within! Brainstorming the idea was the easy part, next was to get that idea a color scheme.Continue reading
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Warcry: Mordheim Beastmen Join the Herd and Head to the Varanspire
Once again I decided to reinvigorate some life into my Mordheim collection and selected my Beastman Warband to leave the Empire in Flames of the world that was, and to join the new hotness of Warcry! Continue reading
Warcry: Turning Mordheim Models into Roaming Beasts
Logic would suggest that a person should start with the basics of a game before they start adding extras into the mix. Being a less than speedy painter I can never keep up with the Games Workshop production line of new products. This typically results in me having making a hodgepodge collection as I move in and out of the collection stream. This time around instead of starting with the core released box set of the game I have instead gone with roaming beasts that are not even part of the core rules.
Warhammer Underworlds Terrain: 200 Skulls Too Many
As with Mr. White, I am never content to have a project be finished. Although I’m not 100% on the newer rules for terrain in Underworlds, for the core boards in Shadespire there are some blocking terrain pieces. While not required I feel that having just some border lines on the hexes is enough to truly represent the terrain. I’m not the only one thinking that because there are people out there making terrain purposely made for the boards. Continue reading
Shadespire: Eyes of the Nine
I have been a fan of the models produced for Shadespire since they where first released. While I will always prefer multi-pose models over single pose, credit must be given to Games Workshop with the quality of their plastic models. They are clearly years ahead of their competitors and I personally believe that their line of Shadespire and the follow on edition models are some of the best. While the idea of a quasi-collectable card game is not normally in my wheelhouse, I just couldn’t resist the temptation of the models to give them a try. Using my new airbrush toy, the Eyes of the Nine where the first to go for a full spin. Continue reading
Taking the Plunge into the World of Airbrushing: Part 3
With no excuses left it was time to take the plunge into airbrushing. I combed YouTube looking for how-to videos and decided to follow a few techniques in my application. As with most videos on the topic, once I finally got my feet wet and started to use the airbrush I really wished I had started using it sooner! Continue reading
Taking the Plunge into the World of Airbrushing, Part 2
My previous article on airbrushing was more in an attempt to humorously illustrate how I hid the cost of airbrushing and added a bulky new hobby toy into my work area without getting too many probing questions. This week I’ll go over the breakdown of the tools I actually picked up to make my skin tone project a reality. Continue reading
Taking the Plunge into the World of Airbrushing
Long have I been eyeing an airbrush. While I’ve been deployed over the years I have spent many hours watching hobby videos for tips of the trade and when doing actual painting to have some background noise. Over the years the use of airbrushed has creeped more and more into my viewing time. I’ll be honest, the idea of using an airbrush is very intimidating when you don’t know where to start. Compressors, needle size, thinner, cleaning, and air pressure are all just some of the many questions that arise when using them. More importantly though, how do you sneak them into your hobby life without questions from the family?
Under the Brush: Cleavedhead Barrows pt. 6 – Penalty Flag on the Final Drive!
So despite how it seems I actually did ‘finish’ this project the month after my last update. ‘Finishing’ this project actually started the beginning of a very productive time that saw me shy away from posting in favor of feverishly working on hobby projects like a mad scientist. That lasted until the world ended in 2020 and now I’m a year behind schedule on getting updates published. Anyhow, enough of my rambling and on to the near end of this never ending project!
Analyzing the New Blood Bowl Teams
The volume of new Blood Bowl material releases has gone from deathly silence to a roar of new information in a torrent of official and unofficial leaks. After being floored by the news of a new box set release, we’ve been bombarded with information faster than our collective fingers can type. Today we are going to look at the two new rosters released in the new box set and what our gut reactions are. Continue reading