Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Resolution time!

Time for that tried and true  sorta true tradition, the hobby resolution list for the upcoming year.

I had three resolutions from last year. Get the Chaos Marine / Daemon army done (almost complete, so not bad), build a table with painted terrain (done), and get my girl's Khorne army going (does buying a Bloodthirster count?). All in all, not bad!

So for this year,we'll keep it simple again.

1. Finish up the Nurgle army.
2. Get Mandy on painting and modeling her Daemonkin army.

To finish the Nurgle army, I still have the following to paint:

Great Unclean One
Chaos Knight
2 Chaos Cultists squads
Plague Zombies
Beasts of Nurgle

I'm waiting to see if new Plague Marines or Termies will be released this year; if so, we'll add those to the list too cause I know they're gonna be good. Getting Mandy going with her army won't be too difficult at all as I already have a lot of the stuff, some even painted. Of course, she will add her own touch to them I'm sure. Playing weekly games will become a reality once she is living with me too, so that's awesome to look forward to. I'll also try to get my old gang playing more.

And look at that, progress made already! These Nurglings are a blast to convert and paint up fairly easily. Next up will be the Cultists.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Chaos Sorcerer reworked

Initially when I painted this Nurgle Sorcerer, I envisioned him as still in his white Death Guard armor.  It really didn't fit the overall color scheme of the army, and after a suggestion from my girl, I reworked him a bit. I like this better; he's a little more interesting now and less Horus Heresy. Seriously, who could keep their armor white for 10,000 years?

Started a test figure for my Traitor Guard too. I think the yellow will contrast well with the rest of the greens in the army. I forgot how tedious a normal size figure was to paint, it felt tiny after all those Marines!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Nurgle Helbrute

Finished up painting the Helbrute this weekend, since it was cold AF outside.

Very simple color scheme, just some brass for the armor edges, and Elysian Green for the armor. This was washed a whole bunch, with Agrax and Sewer Water mostly. I spattered blood on it to add to that nasty, unclean look. I highlighted the armor some after the washes dried to make it pop a little more.

Pretty happy with him, and I like how the textured bits of Agrellan Earth came out for it's cracked and warped armor.

In other news, I got the Traitor Legions book, and there is a TON of good stuff in there. Reading it this morning I was overwhelmed; so many possibilities for our beloved Death Guard. I think they are clearly one of the early winners from the book. They got even tougher. D-FENS!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Nurgle Heldrake

It's pretty much close to being done, other than the base and a few minor highlights. I hope she'll be vomiting on Loyalists soon!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Traitor Legions

Well! Well, well, well ,well! Well, well, well, well!

This is awesome news! FINALLY...real, actual, dedicated Traitor Legion rules. Been a long wait, especially after Chaos got neutered so badly after the 3.5 codex.

Here's hoping more new models come down with the release. Seeing what they did with the Thousand Sons, I have high hopes for new Plague Marines. Super stoked for this!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Nurgly dudes

Just a couple of WIPs of characters that needed a little dash of editing tonight. We have a Nurgle Sorcerer and Champion I switched out heads on. Painting these will be a blast!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Time to get back to work

Ahhhh, Fall is here. The leaves change, Walking Dead is back on ...and it's that season, for me at least, to get back to work and rededicate myself to hobby stuff. Those cool temps just put my ass right back in the seat. So first up, I need to work on the few Nurgly projects I have going on that need finishing. I'm anticipating big things for them coming next year, and I gots to be ready.

First thing I've been working on is the Heldrake I started a while back. This is definitely a WIP; only finished the first wash over the main colors so far. I'll add some rust to it and some more washes, maybe some greens and purples. This one is definitely growing on me now that it's getting some paint on it, kinda diggin' it more now. It's just really absurd looking, and I like that.

Once this one is done I'll move onto some Cultists. I primed some this past weekend and want to get on them next as they look really fun to paint. I'm thinking of doing them mainly yellow, just to break up the main green theme of the army.

And speaking of Nurgle, I hope Plague Zombies make it into the new lists for them. Some new undead models would be killer for conversions. Nurgle knows I love my walkers, especially playing one!