Friday, 21 July 2017

128. Lore of Fate. Tzeentch Disciples part 8.

So apparently I've had a god chunk of photos uploaded for a while of stuff I'd been working on.

I'm going to work through them in the next few weeks to bring you up to speed!

So you may remember I was working through my Age of Sigmar Tzeentch Army; making custom basses and such.

Well, I've done a considerable amount of work on them over the course of a few months.

Here is a bit of a work in progress shot of one of my Chaos Tzeentch Sorcerers.

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I've continued the 'nebula' esq theme I did on the tester model on this guy too...
I kinda want all of the army to this aesthetic in one way or another.

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I've also borrowed very heavily from the old school thousand son aesthetic of blue and gold.
I think it blends in wlel with the Silver Tower theme and the nebula scheme.

I have actually finished this guy.
You'll get a 'Hall of Honour' post soon ;)

-DH-

Sunday, 16 July 2017

127. Testing Terryn. Imperial Knight part 4.

As always, let's start this off with...
I KNOW I'VE BEEN AWAY A WHILE

Sorry folks, I've just been not great at stuff.
I'm trying to get back into things, so stay tuned to my various outlets for more info.

On to hobby talk.

So, the new 40k came out...

I'm not totally sold yet.
Mechanically I can deal, however, it currently lacks flavor.
This is something I think the new Codex books will add in, and when they do, I'll be back in it.

But until then, I think I'm mainly gonna play AOS, Bloodbowl and other stuff.
To that end I've mainly been doing some AOS painting.

If you follow me on Instagram you've probably already seen a lot of this, but I'm posting here because I probably should have done that to start with.


So, the first thing back here will be the earliest painted thing I guess


The Imperial Knight .


I finally decided on a scheme ( I think XD )
I'm going for house Terryn, but with a significantly higher contrasting colours; more depth, gradients and richer colours all around.


This is my tester shoulder pad (I for some reason ad one spare)

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I'm also not a big fan of the Terryan transfers.
I know there is a third party resin pad available, but it just doesn't quite look right to me, so I decided to have a 'quick' go at free handing the iconography.


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I know the eagle isn't quite right, and the Diamonds are also placed slightly weirdly, but then, this is why we do tester models, right?

That's all for now.

40k updates may be less frequent, but I've got a chunk of other stuff to throw up here, so stay tuned Underhivers!


-DH-

Friday, 10 March 2017

125. Screaming fire. Tzeentch Disciples part 7.

There be daemons.

Screamers and Flamers to be precise (as well as a sneaky Gorebeast chariot later on)


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The flamers got the same treatment my Chaos Warriors did when it came to basing, with an added bit of brass etching.


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The Screamers on the other hand were another thing entirely.

Firstly; I hate flying basses and stands in general.
While the later is kinda important, I decided to sack off the clear basses.

Secondly; The flying basses are around 28/ 32mm. Not sure which.
Either way, far too small.

I took this opportunity to upgrade them to bigger basses.
This gave me some room to experiment too, which was awesome.

I finally got to use the dremel!


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I decided to use slate to anchor the flight stands in and give some weight to the Screamer so they don't just fall over constantly.


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Even with these big chunks of slate and the, now standard, basing scheme, they felt a little...empty.

Luckily I had already been messing about with push molds and casting various bitz.


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They didn't turn out too good if I'm honest, however, they're perfect for basing!


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I love that runic circle from Eldrad's base so much!


Anyway, I had to finish off the mortal contingent of my army too, so I built and based the Gorebeast chariot too.
I wanted to make it more Tzeentch themed, so I stuck a icon of Tzeentch from the Chaos Space Marines sprue on one of the poles.
I've got some more ideas for this thing, but they'll come later.


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All of these basses are going to get some crackle paint before they get undercoated and painted.


That's it for now.

Feedback, conversation and constructive criticism is welcome,as always!

-DH-


Monday, 6 March 2017

124. Scrolls of power. Tzeentch Disciples part 6.


It's a wall of text update!

YAY.

In all seriousness this is the post I said I would do in 122. 


1k Tzeentch Disciples list: Godsworn Champions of Ruin:

Exalted Hero of Chaos:
Sorcerer Lord
10 Chaos Warriors
Gorebeast Chariot
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Gaunt Summoner
10 Pink Horrors
3 Flamers
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General - GS w/ Magical Supremacy
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Artifacts of Power:
EHoC - Timeslip Pendant

Gaunt - Souldraught
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Spells: Arcane Bolt, Mystic Sheild

GS -Infernal Flames, Tzeentch's Firestorm, Glimpse The Future
SL - Daemonic Power, Shield of Fate
PH's - Bolt of Tzeentch
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I've played a couple of games with it so far.
Destiny Dice are amazing (Yay Glimpse The Future).

1 got slaughtered in my first, but because of the DD's I managed to keep bringing horrors back on every bravery check.
My opponent. ended up killing about 37 from a unit of 10 XD

In my second game I was on the back foot until I had 1 good turn of magic, inflicting 22 mortal wounds from 3 spells.

Things that I've learned:

1)
Pink horrors are kinda pointless... blue horrors are better value.
PH's would be great if you didn't have to pay the points for the BH's you split into, but alas, you do.

Going forward I'll replace PH's with BH's and just use Chaos Marauders for battleline.

2)
Big things are hard as fuck to kill.
The Gorebeast isn't big enough.
I need to add a Lord of Change as soon as I can haha

Anyway, that's it.

If you have any feedback, constructive criticism or advice, then I'm all ears.
( I know I should be running Arcanites and Tzangors, but I don't have the money for them XD)

Until next time .

-DH-







Saturday, 4 March 2017

123. Timeslip. Tzeentch Disciples part 5.

A few weeks ago I posted that I'd started painting my Exalted Hero of Chaos (Tzeentch).

Well, he's done!

I know!!

I wanted to get him done to enter him in a local painting competition.
So I set to my task and didn't stop...
I finished him a while ago, but I thought I'd wait until after they chose the winner.

Enjoy.

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It took about 24 hours-ish total.
It will be a bit more purple that the rest of the army, but I'm okay with that.


Feedback, conversation and constructive criticism welcome!

-DH-


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

122. The silver ruin. Tzeentch Disciples part 4.

So I've done a lot of work on my Tzeentch Chaos army for Age of Sigmar.
(Sorry 40k fans)

I can't remember if I said it, but I'll say it again; I'm basing my army around The Silver Tower...
Or rather the ruins of it.

After the Gaunt Summoner's plans were foiled by a band of adventurers, the magic forces keeping The Silver Tower functioning dissipated.

With the destruction of the Tower, the Gaunt Summoner called out across the realms of magic for allies.
Mortal followers of Tzeentch flocked to an the daemonic avatar of their deity, while daemons were summoned into being to wage war his the Gaunt Summoners behalf.


That's it.
Silver Tower...but a bit fucked.

So with that in mind I wrote up a 1k list (pitched battle is so much easier to organise)and set about building and basing the list (I'll post it in another post).

The Warriors got their basses done (minus the crackle paint, which will come later).

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I've done some greenstuff on some of the basses (push molds of various bitz and pieces), as well as some patterns cut from thing plasticard to mimic the banding the Silver Tower boards have in the background.
The rest is Cork and various grits of sand to represent rubble.

As well as my own basses I've thrown in a few shattered dominion basses as they fit The Silver Tower theme really well.

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As well as the warriors, I built/ based all of the characters from the list.

Exalted Hero:

I really wanted a base to mirror his pose; something heavily in the same direction he's pointing to give it a bit more gravitas, and with a bit of elevation to explain the billowing cape.

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Chaos Sorcerer:

Given all of my characters are going to be slightly raised, I felt it was only fair this diminutive guy got a bit of a height boost too.
Also, he is kinda looking down, so the added height means the pose makes more sense.

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The green stuff on his back is a push mold from the Burning Chariot of Tzeetch's Disc.

Gaunt Summoner/ Tzeentch Herald:
On foot;

I first started collecting Tzeentch for Age of Sigmar when the Generals Handbook came out.
We we're running a campaign in store (the summer of war world wide campaign to be exact) and we were encouraged to collect an army for it.Back then trying to run a mono Tzeentch daemon list was doable, but terrible, so this guy was my Tzeentch Herald.

Now I've given up on that idea, he's my Gaunt Summoner.

The runic greenstuff is a push mold of Eldrad Ulthuan's base from Deathmask.

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Made from a Chaos Sorcerer lord model, some bitz from the burning chariot/ Tzeentch herald on Chariot and some green stuff tentacles to tie it in with the Horror aesthetic.

He SCREM!!

On disc;

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I have no idea where I found that crystal.


That's all for now.

Next up on the chopping block is some Daemons and a Gorebeast Chariot!
Also, a lot of painting....

Feedback/ conversation and constructive criticism welcome!


Until next time

-DH-





Monday, 20 February 2017

121. Plastic reinforcement. Sisters of Battle part 23.


As an Armies of the Imperium fan, I obviously had to get the first Triuvirate.

Inquisition, Ad Mech and Sisters of Battle?
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I set about building the Sisters first (I did actually build Grefax first, but ya'know)

They're a bit fiddly, especially Celestine.
But I got there.

Here they are, with my marble style basses to go with them;

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The eagle eyed of you will recognise that base from a previous post, which can be found here!
Yes, I canabalaised my old Celestine base for the new one.
Fear not though, the old one will be getting a new base...I'm not abandoning her just yet!

All that's left is various girts of sand and cork dust to make the rubble and they're ready to be primed,

I am stuck in two minds weather to keep them in their original colours, or to use something different that will tie them into my current Sisters of Battle more.
It'll be a good while before I paint them, so I've got time XD


That's all for now.

Peace!
-DH-