Tuesday, June 30, 2015

More Age of Sigmar leaks

   There are a whole lot of new shots from the upcoming White Dwarf, but more important than the pictures is the fact this White Dwarf will come with a sample miniature from the upcoming Age of Sigmar box. The last time I remember them doing this was when Assault on Black Reach came out... Wow, I'm old. 

Either way, it looks like it's a Stormcast Eternal trooper. I'm getting one for the heck of it. If I can get it all prepped & ready I might even paint it for my challenge next month.

The rest appear to be straight out of the White Dwarf itself. 

I'm not sure what this guy's deal is, but it makes me wonder if this is how everybody looks under their helmets. It could explain why they're called eternals.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Half-Orc Eldritch Knight (or Spellblade)

Two days ago I got my much anticipated reward from the Stonehaven Half-Orc Adventurers kickstarter. I'm not loaded with cash, so I chose the cheaper "Party of Five" option, with one add-on. (I chose the Spellblade, Bard, Half-Dragon Duelist, Barbarian, Nobleman, & the Halfling-sized Wizard).

It's been a while since I actually complete a miniature, and I'm about to start My month-o-minis in a few days so I thought I'd get a little practice in to knock some of the rust off my brush skills. I started with the Spellblade since I like the look of her, & in the new edition of D&D the Half-Orc/Eldritch Knight combo would be a pretty potent combination.  I think she turned out pretty well.

The crimson paint on the coat is a little thick since I'd originally started painting it blue to look kinda like Master Holt from Warmachine, but I realized it might muddle the greenish skin-tone, so I opted for a more complimentary color. I considered making the sword glow, but I wanted to get it done quickly. Looking at it now I think I could stand for a bit more highlight on the khaki coat since it reads a little flat to me. Something to do later tonight I suppose.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

A New Shots of Sigmarites & Chaos

Just a quick update on leaked shots. We have three more images this morning. One showing what I assume is the White Dwarf cover, a second giving better detail on a Sigmarite trooper and a Chaos guy (I think he's a beast handler of some sort), and a third shot of how the Sigmarite minis snap together.

The thing I'm looking forward to seeing the most is a clear detail shot of those winged units. I'm pretty excited about them & I'm definitely eyeballing them for a Saint Celestine conversion.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Leaked Shots of Age of Sigmar

This morning I woke ups to some fun leaks. (plus some great news)

It looks like Age of Sigmar has some new shots from an upcomgin White Dwarf, and it's pretty cool.

These shots appear to be from the Age of Sigmar box set. I'd read the box set contents the other day, but wasn't really prepared for new, drastically different sculpts. I suppose the Chaos units look like things we've seen before, but I wasn't expecting these kind of minis from the Empire.

 and let me be the first to say that it is unfair how cool the Empire minis look. I mean really: Golden-armored knights flanked by flying warriors (expect to see some Custodes conversions from these guys)? I felt a great disturbance, as if millions of wallets suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Back in the Saddle again.

That's one term of school down, and three(ish) to go. Between 16 credits (13 of which were graduate level), the twins learning how to climb out of their cribs and subsequently refusing to take naps, and working weekends it was probably the hardest term of classes I've ever had to endure. I got straight A's though, so I feel good about it.

I hear the next year is going to be "lock-yourself-in-your-room-and-forget-you-have-a-family" hard, so I'm gonna make this Summer a good one. I also resigned from my job a few weeks ago to concentrate on college & my upcoming student teaching, so that'll give me a bit more free time for the family and painting when I have some down time.

I was supposed to do OFCC again this year, but it ended up conflicting with our yearly family vacation, so I had to bow out. I was going to build a Khorne Daemonkin army for that tourney, since I already had a number of units, but as I started evaluating the units I realized I had a lot more Tzeentch daemons/marines. So lately I've been building toward a (rumored) Tzeentch Daemonkin army instead. 

If I do any marines I'll paint them up as the Sons of the Cyclops, the Tzeentch-specific faction of the Black Legion. They'd fit nicely with the blue & gold color scheme I've used up to this point.
At the moment I have a Lord of Change, the Changeling, 5 Heralds (3 on discs), Ahriman, a Terminator Sorcerer, 30 horrors, 8 rubric marines, 7 Flamers, 9 screamers, 2(+) Princes, a Soul Grinder, & a few tanks I could add some spiky bits to (a Land Raider, & a Predator) so I should be set. (I might need some more CC to protect the squishy units, some bikes, raptors, or a maulerfiend)

Aside from that, I've been preparing for "Muninn's Month o' Minis" which will start July 1st. I have a lot of partly-painted minis, so this should help shore up a lot of unfinished work. I have so much I could probably add a week or two of extra minis. Now that I've quit my photography job it'll also make taking/editing pictures a bit more interesting.

I still have a few classes this Summer, but without work, and with my wife on Summer break, it should still give me plenty of time. Expect to see a lot more over the next few months.