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Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/01 19:06:11


Post by: squall018


UPDATE: So I started this as a deadzone blog, and really at this point its just a place for me to show what I've been working on. I'm a bit of a hobby butterfly and am always doing different things. There's a little bit of everything here so hopefully you will find something you are interested in. Recently I have been working on more inquisumunda / necromunda type models. Not really armies for 40k but individual models set in the 40k universe. Directly below are a couple of the more recent things I have been working on. Below these pictures starts the original blog. The original blog starts off as a deadzone blog and is honestly a little rough. It gets going and my painting improves somewhat so stick with it till the end if you haven't visited before.


















Hey there guys. I spend a decent amount of my time on Dakka looking around the P&M blogs and figured I would give it a go myself. I'm not the best painter in the world... would maybe claim average at best, so I'm not expecting to wow anyone here. What I wanted to do was give myself some motivation to work on my new Deadzone stuff. Maybe I can get some other people motivated as well. I am open to comments and constructive criticisms, but as I said, I'm no master painter. I will also be working on my picture taking, hopefully I can get better at that as well.

I'm gonna start the blog off with some Deadzone minis. I have a few done (except the bases as I haven't decided what to do yet) and am working on more. Some are on my table drying as I type this. I ordered the retail pre-release so have been working with plague and enforcers so far and some limited terrain. I have the Rebs, Marauders, and a scenery upgrade sprue coming tomorrow from Amazon, so excited about that. Anyways, enough talking. On to some pics!

These were the 1st models I worked on from the box. I Like how they came out. If you have any suggestions for the base let me know. Right now I'm leaning towards GW textured gray, then drybrush it up with a little tyrant skull, then a nuln oil wash. Suggestions welcome!





I then finished the other 2nd gen and the Corporation peacekeeper captain.







These 3rd gen plague just got finished up about 1/2 an hour ago. I am pleased with how they came out.









That's all for now. Hopefully will have some enforcers up later.













Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/01 23:19:28


Post by: GrimDork


Hey look at that a deadzone blog. Woot.

Hell, I never even *thought* to look for this stuff on amazon. Neat.

Looks like they're all coming along nicely. Have you ever considered clear acrylic bases? Failing that, you might try that new(ish) GW textured base paint. Knowing GW it'd be an expensive option but it might be decent too.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/01 23:29:36


Post by: squall018


I always look for stuff on Amazon. The Rebs and Marauders have already sold out, and the scenery has already gone up about 8 bucks, so I guess its good I got on there when I did. I'm probably gonna try the GW textured stuff. I've seen your clear bases, Grim, and it may be something I look into.

Got a few more pics to post. Got three more enforcers completed (again, except for the base). I like how these turned out. I wanted to go dark with these, but thought the red could help out so it wasn't TOO dark. Anyways, hope you enjoy!

First, a WIP shot



Then, the finished product.











Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/01 23:58:54


Post by: GrimDork


Enforcers look nice too. Are they a little different from the enforcer captain, or is it the yellow background?

They look no-nonsense and serious, this is a good thing, fits the environment. Looking forward to seeing more


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/02 00:04:32


Post by: squall018


Its definitely the flash bouncing off the background. Used the exact same paints and what not. I figured the yellow background (which is just my hobby knife case) would be better than all the random models on my table photo bombing everything.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/02 00:16:46


Post by: GrimDork


Ahh yeah, It was just making them look different is all


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/02 00:45:22


Post by: canadainbeaver


Your paint looks good. Post some of the deadzone terrain you got


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/02 07:53:35


Post by: nemissary


The bases for these guys would llok good with some gray rubble (use a sheet of corkboard and break it up to look like shattered concrete) and maybe throw in some bits of cut up sprue or plastic tubes for metal pipes and tin bitz 'em than verdigris em a lil. I like the Deadzone minis. I thought they did a Kickstarter awhile back but I didn't have the cash. You may also want to get some textured plastic sheets that look like deckplates and that would look nice mixed in with the concrete.

I really like the green monster-skin. Good stuff


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/03 00:00:55


Post by: squall018


So I got my new package of Deadzone stuff today. Rebs and Marauders starter and a terrain pack. This should give me enough terrain to be able to have a nice board and also not have to play with the same pieces every game. This is all the basic stuff I need to play at this point. Yeah, Mercs at some point, but this is enough for me for now. So lets take a look at the supply drop. It doesn't matter too much, but the boxes are very nice. No instructions still, just like the KS, but apparently that may get remedied. I don't care too much. I don't believe most people have seen the packaging, as most of the KS stuff was just thrown on a big box for the KS orders, at least thats my understanding, so I thought it would be good to show it. Anyways.... here it is.



I took a couple extra pics of the terrain box, as this is the part of Deadzone I think will have the best chance of getting picked up by the wargaming community as a whole.



"And I miss you, like the deserts miss terrain"



And the inside. I think its a pretty decent amount of plastic for the money.



So there's that. Opening up new toys is the easy part. I've also been working on some more enforcers today. Here are some WIP shots. Hopefully will get them done tonight. If not, then definitely tomorrow.

Basecoat down!!





Thats all for now. Please feel free to comment and make suggestions.

I will get some pics of some finished terrain up next time CanadianBeaver. Still have some work to do. Also, thanks for the suggestions and stopping by Grim and nemissary!



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/03 00:37:08


Post by: GrimDork


Well, this is a deadzone-related blog. Still waiting on my stuff. You can essentially consider me to have pitched a tent in your metaphorical front yard

The retail packaging looks nice. Are those clam shell cases the larger size? The thinner size comfortably clamps 25mm bases between the foam sheets included, the larger one seems to do the same for 40mm bases. They're pretty sturdy and surprisingly effective.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/03 01:13:52


Post by: squall018


Yeah, Grim, they are definitely the larger ones. They will be perfect for carrying around your strike team. I've never used the mantic cases for model transport before, as I'm normally toting around large armies, but if this catches on with my group, they will be great for it.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/03 01:19:34


Post by: GrimDork


You can buy the cases separately, and you can easily squeeze 20 something models into one of the standard sized white clam cases. It really wouldn't take *too* many cases to pack an army away. I'm not sure if I'm keen on buying them on their own for ~$4 a pop, but I'm happily using those that I already have. It doesn't sort out your vehicles, but they are fairly compact which is nice.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/03 01:22:14


Post by: squall018


I may have to mess around with them some then. Especially as I haven't sprung for a carrying case and I usually game about an hour away.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/03 16:27:59


Post by: Llamahead


Awesome bulkheads how I've missed thee. I'm looking forward to seeing this as the new Mantic stuff keeps getting better.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/03 23:49:39


Post by: squall018


So I spent some time last night and today messing with the terrain. The sprue of connectors I got with my original box were pretty awful. Took me forever to get them snapped it and I broke a few. The box I just got in had connectors that worked great. Almost no problem. So I guess there is some variation to how well they work. That being said, I glued most of the terrain after I built it, but tried to leave some of it in pieces so I could move it around and make different structures. I've seen some people do some pretty amazing things with this terrain already. Mine is a little more basic but I think it will make for a good game.

Here is what I made JUST with the box I received yesterday. There are some more odds and ends to make barriers with, but these are the buildings I was able to make with the supplement box.



I left the roof unconnected / glued from the base of the building. This will probably come in handy somehow down the road. I can also stack other buildings on the roof to make a taller building and still be able to tear it down. Sorry the pic is a little blurry.



I arranged the terrain on the board to make what I think would be a pretty good gaming area. This is not all the terrain I have made from the two boxes, but is probably 80% to give you an idea.



I've done a little painting on the terrain, but not much or close to done. Thats why the terrain looks different colors... because it is. Its a dark olive green with a brown wash. Then I'm gonna weather the heck out of it.





Now a model eye view of the board.





Finally, I put some models on the board to make it look more like a game.







And thats it for pictures. Hopefully that gives you an idea of what you can do with the terrain. Pretty good stuff. Not perfect, but it looks pretty awesome on the table. Hopefully I will finish those Enforcers tonight and get some more paint on this terrain. Hope you enjoyed, and please feel free to comment. C&C is always welcome!!!







Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/03 23:54:10


Post by: GrimDork


Need to get to my full sized screen. Looks good in the phone though.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/04 00:00:01


Post by: squall018


Thanks, Grim. I'm having a ton of fun messing with this stuff. Not trying to rub salt in the wound, just saying. Now, I just need to get some games in.

Have you heard when you should expect your stuff?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/04 01:00:36


Post by: GrimDork


Yeah I'm worried I won't get any games in myself. We'll see.

No word on the stuff. I figure whenever they start correcting kickstarter mispacks and otherwise missing items I should hopefully be on the leading edge of that. Full retail release I think is February so surely before that


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/04 03:14:15


Post by: squall018


Ok, one more update before I call it for hobbying tonight. Worked on enforcers some more but they still aren't done. While they were drying i worked on building some Rebs and Marauders. Rebs were easy. Marauders on the other hand... well, I had to do some "hobby surgery" on 3 of the 4 models built. 2 of which were very necessary, one of which was optional. Anyways, enough yammering, here's some pics.

So the greenstuff on the base is simply gonna be painted like a rock. I just can't stand small contact points on bases, so I always try to add some surface area where I can. The greenstuff on the 2nd model from the left is there because there was a HUGE gap between the arm and the gun. I saw no way that was gonna connect, even with the hot water trick, so greenstuff it was. Tried to make it look like an arm band.



The goblin's gun came bent pretty bad. A little hot water later and you can't tell.



The rebs required little to no effort.





And that's it for me tonight. Hope you enjoyed and as always, feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/04 04:19:20


Post by: GrimDork


Looking good. /jealous.

I've heard things about the pyro's arm before, I guess it may be a problem with that sculpt. I should have a couple eventually so I'll compare notes then.

I like your building set-up. A couple more small structures or some additional scatter terrain and you should be quite good to go


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/04 13:52:40


Post by: Llamahead


Those marauders are looking more tempting every time I see them. Are there campaign rules for Dead Zone or is it single skirmishes?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/05 03:58:25


Post by: canadainbeaver


I like that terrain


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/05 17:51:14


Post by: squall018


Deadzone is meant to be played as a campaign, Llama. You can definitely just play a single game, but that's not the main point. It's not necromunda style campaigns as far as depth, but it looks like a really good system.

Grim, now that you mention it, I think I had heard that about the pyro. I don't mind doing some work to models, but I think green stuff should be a fun option, not mandatory to make the model function. Oh well.

Thanks Canadian beaver!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/05 18:15:09


Post by: GrimDork


I totally agree with you on the greenstuff. I think Mantic still has a way to go in terms of QA, but so far the DZ stuff looks pretty good from afar.



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/06 02:45:09


Post by: squall018


So I didn't get to do too much hobby work this weekend, so just a quick update. I had to go out of town to Richmond to visit some friends. While I was there, however, I stopped by FTW games. They are the same guys that do spikey bits online as well as running the store. Anyways, I was looking around the store and saw some Deadzone stuff, which I thought was pretty cool and I picked up a few of the mercenaries. I had no intention of buying them yet, but I don't have a FLGS, so when I get to go to one, I like to pick some stuff up. Also bought a couple of the new GW technical paints. But the most important purchase was a pot of GW's textured paint in gray, so I can start doing the bases on the models. So here's what I picked up.



And here is the start of the basing project. I'm waiting for the paint to dry now. Not the best pic, but it will look uch better after dry brushing and a wash to help pick out the texture.



Alright Dakka, that's it for tonight. Tomorrow I should FINALLY have those other enforcers up,and some models with finished bases.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/06 03:27:59


Post by: GrimDork


Sweet, I hate seeing nicely painted minis on plain bases (unless they're see-through! ), so I'm glad to see you putting the finishing touches on your minis.

I've been finding liquid greenstuff somewhat useful, dunno about the rest of their new stuff. I hear you about buying stuff when you randomly happen by a gamestore, just a couple of weeks ago I wandered around one for a good 30 minutes trying to find something worth buying. I didn't, but I definitely get the sentiment

Looking forward to seeing stuff done!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/06 03:34:30


Post by: squall018


Yeah, its been driving me insane too having the bases undone. I made it a point to go by the store just so I could get that paint even though it was 1/2 an hour from where I was staying.

I was surprised they had Deadzone stuff. They had one of every starter, the main game, and a few of each merc. They had no terrain boxes, which makes me wonder if they sold all the ones they had already. I really think this terrain is gonna be a big deal in the wargaming community. The game itself, probably not, but I have high hopes for the terrain. We'll see if I'm crazy or not in time I suppose.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/06 03:38:10


Post by: GrimDork


Yeah, I think the terrain has a good chance of doing well. If you look on the Infinity site they have something like 4 companies making terrain specifically themed for Infinity, so this may not sway quite as many of those players as I had thought... But it's pretty basic and really versatile.

I think I agree with you about deadzone (not) becoming a craze. It might become a "household name" in that people that play other skirmish/wargames know vaguely what it is by name, but I doubt it's going to steam roll anything unless they really *really* jack up the production value. Look at Corvus Belli's Infinity rule books, look at the DZ book, which is easier or better to play? who cares the Infinity book is diamonds! Gah old spice commercial, will you ever cease being relevant!?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/06 17:20:21


Post by: squall018


So I finally got around to finishing up my enforcer basic troops. Even got the basing done, which makes a world of difference. I already knew that, but I usually base as I'm painting, so having painted minis around with plain bases was driving me insane. Anyways, here are he basic troops.







And some models from earlier with finished bases as well.





That's all for now. Next I will have some more assembled rebs and marauders. Probably gonna get started on the 1st gen today as well. I have the day off work, so I'm going to try to be "productive" today. Please feel free to leave comments and feedback.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/06 17:58:47


Post by: GrimDork


Definitely a solid step up! I like how it turned out, makes the base look kind of like stone or concrete and the stuff on top is some kind of mud/muck/detritus. Overall makes them look like they're in the thick of it.

You could almost slosh some of that stuff up onto their boots and feet, if you were in the mood to weather a little bit

Looking forward to seeing the 1st gen in your color scheme


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/06 23:13:48


Post by: squall018


So I spent some time today working on something off topic for Deadzone, but that could still easily be used in the game. I finally got around to making my Scavvies gang for Necromunda. These models could make some pretty sweet 3rd gens as well, and I may do that some, which is why I thought I would put them here. I also made some plague zombies for the gang, and from what I understand, there will eventually be zombies in Deadzone. So here's the gang. Its pretty basic, but I'm excited to get some paint on them.



This is my gang leader. I will come up with a suitable back story for him as I paint him.



Some closer shots of the gang. These are the guys I could see using as 3rd gens.



Well thats it. I know its not strictly Deadzone, but the reason I dug these guys out is so I could use some of them for Deadzone. Will post pics as I start to get some paint on them.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/06 23:31:39


Post by: GrimDork


Pretty cool, I've always wished I'd gotten into necromunda when I first started this stuff. Interesting gang too.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/06 23:35:11


Post by: squall018


I actually got them for free. I had ordered an Orlock gang from eBay and they sent me this. When I contacted them they said they didn't have the Orlocks and that they would refund my money and let me keep the Scavvies as an apology. I was more than willing to take that.

Have you seen any rules for zombies in any of the KS stuff yet, Grim? I know they definitely talked about it.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/07 00:23:32


Post by: Scrazza


Nice, some necromunda stuff ^^

The deadzone stuff looks awesome as well. As a necromunda player, I might have to buy that set for the terrain. Looks good.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/07 00:24:31


Post by: GrimDork


No not yet. I think when the compendium comes out all of that will be in it. Not sure which books are gonna be retail-available, one of them was a backers only thing I think, but obviously the rules to use the new stuff will show up somewhere. But no word on solo/coop/zombies play yet.

I got two FFTactics that way once, took them like a month to get the one out and I complained before it showed up and two came in around the same time. I offered to send one back but they never replied so y'know whatevs.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/07 00:53:38


Post by: squall018


 Scrazza wrote:
Nice, some necromunda stuff ^^

The deadzone stuff looks awesome as well. As a necromunda player, I might have to buy that set for the terrain. Looks good.


It works for Necromunda definitely. Its a little clean cut to be from "the underhive" but it works in game wonderfully. I'm going to try to get the terrain more gritty and used so that it fits the aesthetic.

Grim, hopefully I will be able to get my hands on that compendium. Solo and zombie rules sound great.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/07 01:05:39


Post by: GrimDork


I'm sure the rules will come out in some kind of print. There was a compilation hardback that I'm super excited for, but I know the rules will be available somewhere.

I think the dz tiles would make a good base for necro terrain. Build structures and cover them with junk and makeshift barricades.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/07 01:50:40


Post by: squall018


OK, last update for the day. Got two more enforcers finished up. These are two of the specialists, the Heavy (rocket launcher) and the sniper. The sniper seems to be pretty awesome in game, so glad to have him ready for the table. And here we go...









And that's it for today. Got quite a bit of hobby done with the day off work. Unfortunately, I have to go back tomorrow. Will try to get something up though if I make enough progress.Some more plague is on the docket for tomorrow.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/07 01:55:18


Post by: GrimDork


Those look good. The textured paint even conquered the dreaded ml guy platform shoes. Making a lot of progress, kudos for you


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/07 01:58:25


Post by: squall018


Yeah, it only took 3 layers of it. I don't know what they were thinking with those. You cant see them the way I've done the base, but he's SOOO tall now. Tall even for an enforcer. Oh well, maybe it will give him better angles for blowing up those foolish enough to cross the corporation!

Actually, you can still see them some. Oh well...


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/07 02:05:24


Post by: GrimDork


Yeah... but now they look more like concrete slabs he's on or something. A lot more subtle now at least. Hope they get that stuff out of their system by the warpath ks.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/07 02:09:15


Post by: squall018


Yeah, I'm very excited / nervous about the Warpath KS. I'm really looking forward to vehicles, I just hope they come out well. I also think they will probably have some Deadzone crossover during the KS, though that is TOTAL speculation on my part.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/07 02:10:38


Post by: GrimDork


Maybe a bit. Ma had some and its not even the same IP


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/07 02:11:50


Post by: Barzam


I have to say, I like the scheme you've come up with for your Enforcers. It reminds me of the basic N7 armor from Mass Effect. I might have to steal it or do something similar with some of mine since I have enough for a second squad and I hate having to paint white.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/10 00:28:27


Post by: squall018


So I've been pretty busy with work / family and what not, so have not had much time for hobbying since my super productive Monday. I have been working though, slowly but surely, so I wanted to put SOMETHING up so I could feel like I'm making some progress. I have some very early stages WIP on my stage 1 and my sentry drones, as well as some base coated plague zombies who will serve double duty in my Scavvies gang, as well as zombies for when they get rules in Deadzone. Anyways, here goes...





Imagine this motley crew coming across the table after you!



Barzam, thanks for the compliment. Didn't do it on purpose, but they do have a mass effect vibe.

I will try to get some more progress up. Have a 40k game saturday which will take up much of my free time, but I'm sure I will make some Deadzone progress. For now, I'm about to go get in a game of Necromunda.

Thanks for looking, and as always, feel free to comment!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/10 01:58:33


Post by: GrimDork


40k and necromunda in the same week? /turbo jealous

Stage 1 looks interesting and who doesn't like a good zombie

I'll say this for you: lack of progress due to actually getting to play is a pretty good problem to have


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/10 02:47:09


Post by: squall018


Yeah, it's gonna be a good weekend for gaming. My goliaths lost so some orlocks tonight, but they all lived and one leveled up, so it wasn't all bad. Only had time for one game tonight.

40k Saturday will be my marines vs a friends eldar. He also wants to try out deadzone, so I will make sure to post some pics of that.

Despite all that, I intend to make some sort of progress on my deadzone stuff in the next few days. Will post pics as it happens of course.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/10 02:54:11


Post by: GrimDork


Excellent. Its good to hear that other people actually get games in. Hope for the future and all of that.

I never got too far, but I had started my own Goliath gang project a while back. Chaos marauders and IG/sm bits.

Maybe they'll sneak into deadzone someday :p


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/10 03:04:19


Post by: squall018


My goliaths are marauders and lots of random arms and bits. Friends orlocks are catachans with random bits for weapons. Original models are too expensive.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/10 03:10:56


Post by: GrimDork


Yeah, and some of them are kind of meh. I mean overall they're neat enough, but plastic models are a lot easier to convert into all of those cool things you get from experience and extra gear. Not that I've ever played, I discovered it late in the game, I'm just enthusiastic from afar.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/10 09:13:18


Post by: Scrazza


Looking good. One thing though, I can see some mold lines.
If you remove them they would look even better


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/17 15:42:57


Post by: squall018


So my gaming group and I decided to play in a doubles team tournament in Richmond in about 8 days. I've decided to play Chaos Marines as I haven't played them much lately. I will be teamed up with one of my old college buddies, who will be playing Necrons. Most of my chaos minis were unpainted, and while the this tourney doesn't take painting into account, I still wanted to get as much done as I could before it started. That being said, I've spent as much free time as I can getting my force ready. This has put Deadzone off to the side temporarily, but I will be back at it as soon as this tournament is done.

So here is my Demon Prince who will lead my part of the army.









Next are some of my cultists. I have more than this done, but still have more to do. I love cultists, both painting and playing with them.







And finally, here are some WIP of my marines. The weapons are a bit bright right now, but I will tone them down by the time I'm done.





Still need to work on some more marines and my Hell Drake. I'm only taking one before anyone cries cheese. Anyways, hope you enjoyed and as always, comments and ideas welcome.





Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/17 17:41:37


Post by: GrimDork


Nice work. How much are you thinking you can get done in time? The dp and cultists look great, are those yellow swords on the Marines getting hazard stripes?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/01/17 21:48:04


Post by: squall018


I'm hoping to get the 5 marines done and the hell drake. Anything else will just be extra. Definitely gonna put hazard stripes on the weapons, then weather them some.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/19 00:06:59


Post by: squall018


So I haven't been working on Deadzone much as of late, but I have been working on hobby stuff in general. Mostly on 40k stuff as that is what I've been playing the most of lately. This coming weekend my gaming group has decided to try out kill team, which I have never played before. I've been trying to paint up a few new guys for this, though I will mostly be using minis I've already painted. Anyways, on to some pictures.

The two new BA I've painted up for this weekend. There is actually a third, and you can see him in the group shot.





I've also taken a few pics of Kill Team Simiel all together. I have a few more points to add, but I will figure out what to do with them before Saturday.










Well, thats all for now. I have got some more stuff done I need to put up, and I will work on updating this more as well. I will be getting some more Deadzone stuff up next week, and I've also been working on some Vampire Counts stuff I'd like to put up. Thanks for looking and as always, feel free to comment!!!



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/19 01:48:22


Post by: GrimDork


Sweet. Looks like you've got a lot of bodies which is probably a solid thing for kill team. Let us know how you like it, if I had a group I'd try to get them to play.

Got a flamer in there? 40 orks or gaunts would suck!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/24 02:23:28


Post by: squall018


So I spent some time today working on Deadzone again. I decided to work on some of the drones that came with the Enforcers and the Rebs. I didn't go too crazy on these, and I tried to make them a little subdued because why would there be garish robots flying around a Deadzone. Anyways, on to the pics.

Group shot



Overhead, I like the look here, and this is how you will see the models when playing.





I tried to make the Enforcer drones a little cleaner, and the Rebs drones with a little more damage.



So thats what I finished up today. I also have another enforcer almost done and that will be all my enforcers except for the engineer. I still have some plague to do, and I'm also going to get started on the Rebels a little more. As always, thanks for looking and feel free to comment.

Also, 800th post!!!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/24 13:22:14


Post by: GrimDork


Sweet. Sentry drones look like they could blend in with rubble if they landed and remained stationary.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/24 21:09:38


Post by: squall018


So been working a little bit on Deadzone stuff since I've been home from work. I got most of the base coat on two models. Figured I'd throw up a few WIP shots. Doubt I will finish these off tonight, but who knows.

My enforcers are very uniform. I think my Rebs are gonna be very rag tag, with no real coherency. I think it fits the fluff, and its also makes painting them a little more fun.





Just a quick update. Thanks for looking and as always, feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/24 21:16:16


Post by: GrimDork


Sweet, always nice to see continued progress over here

Enforcer kinda looks like he's trying to bring down a sniper or an aircraft.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/24 23:02:23


Post by: squall018


 GrimDork wrote:
Sweet, always nice to see continued progress over here

Enforcer kinda looks like he's trying to bring down a sniper or an aircraft.


Yeah, I imagined him shooting up at another level. I actually bent him back a bit to do that. It may look silly when he's up high, but if he's on the ground level it won't look so bad.


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So I finished off the Reb trooper and Heavy enforcer. I am very pleased with how the Reb came out. The enforcer came out just like the other ones, no surprise there. Here's how they ended up.







Lastly, I found these while I was looking through some Mantic stuff for a swap shop trade. I think these are Storm Rage Vets. I obviously don't know the rules for the Forge Fathers yet for Deadzone, but I figured I would mess around and get them painted up. I really like Mantic's scheme they released, but I'm afraid they would end up looking too much like me enforcers except with orange instead of red shoulder pads (if you've seen the FF update you know what I mean.). Anyways, here they are. Look familiar, Grim?



Any ideas on what to do with them would be appreciated. As always, thanks for looking!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/28 04:37:12


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


Don't know how I have missed this. I have some Stormrage vets too and was thinking either a brass scheme with dark green accents or maybe vice-versa. I have also seen some verynice yellow schemes, but that personally I am useless at yellow. Some great progress here, I think your reb trooper is my favourite figure of all of yours. Keep up the steady progress.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/28 12:46:42


Post by: GrimDork


Curses, the auto-append hid your fleshier update from me! Hate it when that happens

Reb and heavy look good. I used the (apparently) wrong dip on my first batch of stormrage vets, they came out waaaay dark. I'll paint any more that I bother to assemble in some kind of mustard yellow. I kind of like the stock blue scheme they've used in the past, and the dark grey with accent colors is nice though you are right it will probably look alot like your 'forcers.

What about a darker red, blood or gore or something, with rust red/orange highlights, then either black for an offcolor or weapon color. I guess kind of like the Helfather stock scheme. It would make them look pretty mean.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/28 21:07:55


Post by: squall018


So I got off work early today so I came home and did a little work on some assorted models. Mostly built a few of the guys I haven't gotten around to yet. Thought I would put up a quick update. Tomorrow I should get some real progress done. Wife will be at work all day, so it will just be me and the dog. Perfect for getting loads of hobby stuff done. Anyways, on to the pics!

The two heavy marauders. Plan to make these look old and rusted as I can. I didn't add alot of the extra bits, as I kind of thought I would go with a more simple approach. I like them looking a little less busy.



Next is the recon enforcer. I have this guy in the other room with his primer drying as I type this. He will definitely get some paint this weekend. Also the two Grogans. Got the basecoat down on one. Still have to decide what to do with the other. Don't want to make them too similar.





I will show off the Grogan more once I get him finished up. Anyways, thats all I have for now. Have a lot planned for tomorrow. Thanks for looking and as always, feel free to comment!




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 Thraxas Of Turai wrote:
Don't know how I have missed this. I have some Stormrage vets too and was thinking either a brass scheme with dark green accents or maybe vice-versa. I have also seen some verynice yellow schemes, but that personally I am useless at yellow. Some great progress here, I think your reb trooper is my favourite figure of all of yours. Keep up the steady progress.


Thanks TOT. I definitely thought the Reb came out as well as any of them too. I thought alot about the forge fathers today and I think I'm gonna try to make them like the Mantic stock photos. I'm just gonna go with a lighter gray, so that they don't look just like my enforcers. We'll see how it goes. I struggle with yellow as well. I try to avoid it when possible.



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/28 22:23:55


Post by: GrimDork


Hmm, I kind of like the less busy ripper suits. I may consider taking off the shoulder cannon thing, it doesn't seem to fit right anyway.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/28 22:28:13


Post by: happygolucky


Awesome stuff so far I'm gonna give Deadzone a try come June with Enforcers and maybe Rebs if I get properly into it


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/29 04:17:30


Post by: squall018


So one more quick update before I call it a night. Only got the Grogan done, but I like how he came out. I tried to do some extra work with his skin tones. I don't know if it shows up, but I know I did it. I have started working on the second Grogan and hope to have him and a few more models up tomorrow.

As I said earlier, there will be no coherency to my Rebel faction. Just whatever I feel like doing. I'm going to try to make their equipment and clothes a little ragged and aged as well. Hope it shows.





Well, thats all for tonight folks. Thanks for looking and as always, feel free to comment.



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/29 04:21:11


Post by: GrimDork


He looks pretty good, I like the gun, looks nice and beat up yet functional.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/29 04:24:33


Post by: squall018


I'm happy with how he came out. The mold lines are super noticeable in these photos, but don't look as bad on the tabletop. I just don't have it in me to fight with restic mold lines. I get some of them, but most I just paint on over.

I think the gun is the best part of the model. Its GW gunmetal, then GW Typhus corrosion, followed by nuln oil. I mostly used P3 paints for the rebs so far, but that gun is all citadel paint.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/29 05:44:25


Post by: GrimDork


Ahh now that you outed it as Typhus, I can see it. No little sandy bits that I can see, but that's probably best since it's unlikely he'd let his gun get *that* junky. The Grogan seem neat, interested in seeing some fluff for them.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/29 14:49:25


Post by: squall018


And now, for something completely different...

I do most of my hobby shopping on eBay and Amazon since I don't have a FLGS. This is great for hobbying on the cheap, but sometimes you see something you don't need, but its too cheap to pass up. This is a prime example. While looking around on eBay I ran across this empire cannon and crew new in box for less than 10$. Just couldn't pass it up. I've been working on it for about 2 weeks now as a side project and finished it up this morning. Thought I would put some pics up.









Well thats it for now. Probably have some more stuff up later today. As always, thanks for looking and feel free to comment.


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 happygolucky wrote:
Awesome stuff so far I'm gonna give Deadzone a try come June with Enforcers and maybe Rebs if I get properly into it


Thanks! Definitely give it a go.The enforcers seem to be my faction of choice for playing style, but the more I work on the Rebs, they're growing on me, aesthetically speaking. Much more fun to paint since there is more variety. Either way, its been a blast and I don't think you'll be disappointed.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/29 16:44:19


Post by: GrimDork


Nice cannon and crew. Those are from my favorite era of empire troops. Have you got a large empire army?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/29 18:24:47


Post by: squall018


 GrimDork wrote:
Nice cannon and crew. Those are from my favorite era of empire troops. Have you got a large empire army?


Not at all. I have a small Mordheim warband made up of imperial militia but no empire army. I play OnG for WHFB. It was just so cheap I figured I'd pick it up. I will find a use for it, plus its fun to pait something different.

So back to Deadzone. During the KS Mantic said that there would be rules for zombies. Plus, I have a Scavvy gang that also need zombies. So I kind of two for oned it with these guys. Nothing fancy here, just grimy, gross zombies. These are from the GW zombie kit. This is not one of their stronger kits, but you can usually find them pretty cheap, so I sprung for it. That and I have a fledgling VC army (that started as a Mordheim warband) so I will use the rest for that. On to pics.





That is an early WIP Scavvy ganger on the end there. He, along with a few more models, will be getting worked on as the day progresses. Thanks for looking and feel free to comment!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/29 20:35:25


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


Empire were my first love. I love that era too Grim the starter set you got in whatever edition of Warhammer it was, was brilliant. The spearmen with the lion head shields are my favourite. I had a purple Empire army back in the day too Squall, that was some savvy bidding to get it for that price.

More Rebs please.







Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/30 03:33:00


Post by: squall018


Ok, last update for the day. Didn't get quite as much done as I'd hope today, but I won't complain as I got a few models finished, a few started, and did some other hobby related stuff. Cut more bits off sprues to put in my bits box, etc. I'm not above making my own deadzone models and using them as reb troopers or whatever... but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Finished off my Scavvy ganger and got started on two more rebs. Here's the pics. Mind you, the rebs are very early WIP.







Thats it for today. Don't know how much hobbying I will get in tomorrow, but I will get stuff up as I get t done.

As always, thanks for looking and feel free to comment!


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So couldn't sleep so I've been messing around at my hobby desk. Went through some bits and made a few Scavvy gangers for my gang Figured I'd post them since everyone loves Necromunda stuff.





The guy on the left counts as having an autopistol and maul, and the guy on the right has a blunderbuss. This time I'm done for real. Till tomorrow Dakka!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/30 05:44:20


Post by: GrimDork


I love the shotgun zombie It looks like he's just kicked down the door and is about to introduce the contents of the room to his boomstick, awesome The other guy is solid too, are parts of him from the empire flagellants box or am I seeing things?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/30 05:57:34


Post by: squall018


He is from the empire flagellant box, and his weapons are from the empire militia box. The Blunderbuss guy is from the Vampire counts zombie and militia boxes,and his gun if from the empire militia. The grate is a piece from a rhino that I cut off. Pretty simple conversions. The only modelling I had to do was a little green stuff on the right guy's arm so it connected to the blunderbuss. Nice and simple, just how I like it!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/30 07:31:06


Post by: GrimDork


Yep, they look good for the effort required, efficiency is not a bad thing at all


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/30 22:08:02


Post by: squall018


So haven't done a lot today hobby wise (or life wise to be honest) but I have put a little work in on my Scavvy gang. Got some base coats on the two I built last night, and made another ganger. I'm sure many of you can figure out where the body of the new guy came from.

The guy in the middle is my favorite so far, but we'll see how they all turn out.





The green stuff on the base is simply there to make the transition more smooth between the Mantic inserta tab and the base. By the time I put the textured base paint on there I hope you won't be able to tel. I thought about cutting it off, but I was worried I would ruin his feet.





Lastly, I was playing around with some of my Deadzone terrain and made a pretty neat looking compound. Thought I'd put it up. Need to get around to painting more of this stuff. That will happen eventually.



Ok, so I'm gonna go on a little side tangent here. I have made most of my Necromunda models from 40k / fantasy bits as most people do now a days.One gang that I don't feel lends itself well to this is the Van Saars. That is until now. I've been checking out the new Scions GW is releasing next week and I think the may be perfect. Some of them even have mustaches. Take a look and tell me what you think.



It even comes with plenty of weapon options.



I will probably buy a box or two of these for this purpose.

Anyways, thanks for looking guys, and as always, feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/31 00:35:47


Post by: GrimDork


Ooh yeah those may work for van Saar, look forward to your eventual results.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/31 02:36:57


Post by: squall018


I'm actually really excited to get a box and see what I can do with them. I threw some stuff on eBay tonight so I won't have to spend "real" money on them (two boxes of infinity models and an old N64 game that people pay way too much for). So I should have them in about 2 weeks. Might even get two boxes and just make the full gang in one go. The only thing I'm not sure about is how to make the juves. I thought about making the gangers have no mask and the juves having the mask. I guess I'll figure it out once I get my hands on them!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/31 04:23:48


Post by: GrimDork


Yeah lack of mask for sure. Maybe also the less fancy of the weapons available. Do you have other cadian or catachan IG bits you could dumb them down with?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/03/31 12:20:54


Post by: squall018


 GrimDork wrote:
Yeah lack of mask for sure. Maybe also the less fancy of the weapons available. Do you have other cadian or catachan IG bits you could dumb them down with?


Lots of both. I have quite a few catachan bits as they are good to make Orlocks with, and Cadian bits because I have a small allied force for my BA.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/04 01:10:53


Post by: squall018


So I've been busy this week. With the weather warming up here in VA. I've actually had to be a grown up and do yard work and things like that around the house. Bleh. But I did get some hobby time in this evening. Finished off two more members of my Scavvy gang. Here's the whole group so far.







I will be out of town this weekend seeing my in-laws, but that means I will get some gaming in. That also means no painting or building though, so no progress on here for a few days. Will get back at it as soon as I can. Thanks for looking, and as always, feel free to comment!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/04 01:49:07


Post by: GrimDork


Nice looking band of diseased freaks! That's what Scavvy dudes are right? Are the zombies Juves or the crusty old vets?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/04 01:54:25


Post by: squall018


 GrimDork wrote:
Nice looking band of diseased freaks! That's what Scavvy dudes are right? Are the zombies Juves or the crusty old vets?


They're plague zombies. They come with the leader (who I have yet to paint). You can also choose to have him come with hounds or ghouls. I just like zombies.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/04 02:05:39


Post by: GrimDork


Oh sweet. I think the Scavvy guys must not have been in the main rulebook, it was the only thing I ever read for the game, and I never got a chance to play it. Definitely fun to watch mordheim/deadzone/necromunda bands come together though!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/06 14:59:31


Post by: squall018


So as I said, I wasn't able to get any modelling or painting done this weekend, but I did get some gaming in this weekend. I played a game called Full Thrust which I have never heard of, but was pretty darn fun. You write down your movement orders in secret and everyone moves at the same time. Your movement is also based on your velocity and vector. The movement phase was the best / most important part of the game. We fought a 3 way battle, and I ended up winning when Canadian Beaver's (Dakka user name) ran his last ship strait into an asteroid. Took a few pics and thought I would show them off.

My fleet is in the upper left corner.



Here we all met in the middle and shot the crap out of each other.



Just thought I'd show that off. I will be back to hobbying this evening / this week and should have a "real" update on deadzone and necromunda.



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/06 15:01:06


Post by: GrimDork


Huh, sounds pretty cool. Looking forward to updates.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/06 15:32:47


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


Any game that ends when an opponent smashes his last ship into an asteroid sounds cool to me and that movement phase sounds very interesting.

Nice bit of kitbashing on the Scavvies too.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/12 03:35:42


Post by: squall018


So haven't been able to do much hobby stuff this week, or even be on Dakka for that matter. Work has been ludicrous and with the weather warming up, there's all sorts of things to do around the house. But tonight I took for myself and spent some time working on models. Nothing complete, but I thought I would throw up some WIP shots of the things cluttering my desk this evening.

Got some WIP Deadzone Rebs and another Scavvy who is done except for his base. He's not my favorite, but he will do the trick.





Next are some Reiksguard Knights I've been working on for my slowly expanding Empire army. The horses are done except for the bases. The Knights are obviously not, and are not glued on yet. Just sitting there for show. This is my first attempt at painting horses. I'm pretty pleased with them.





Been trying to push through some night goblins. I have 100 of them. I've got about 15 painted. Been working on these tonight. Sill WIP. Also, I HATE HATE HATE painting the yellow moon on the shield. It will take 5 or so more layers to make it look decent.



Lastly, some Eldar I've started to work on. My gaming group and I are doing a painting escalation league starting in May. Trying to get my 500 point force completed.



So thats what's been going on tonight. Will have some more progress up of the Deadzone stuff and Scavvys this weekend. Unless you guys want to see it, I probably won't update the other stuff. Just felt like sharing my cluttered desk tonight.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/12 12:57:59


Post by: GrimDork


Everything looks good, nice eclectic mix of goodies

For the night gobbo shields, I assume you assemble everything before you undercoat, yeah? The answer would be really simple if you didn't, just undercoat the shields white. You may look into masking to do it too. My only other luck painting yellow over a black undercoat is to work up brown into tan into off white,then yellow, rather than layers of yellow, though I VASTLY prefer a white undercoat.

The horses look good too, the scheme is really similar to my old knights.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/12 16:49:38


Post by: squall018


So on the Goblins, I normally prime EVERYTHING I paint gray. I got these from a buddy who plays dwarfs, so we just traded our starter box sets. He had already built them and primed them black, so I have quite a few like this.

I normally paint things in stages. The knights are not actually on the horses yet, and they don't have shields for that reason also. Painting is already challenging enough for me, no reason to make it even harder if you don't have to.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/14 22:08:58


Post by: squall018


So changing direction on this for awhile. My gaming group is starting an escalation league in May, and we have picked armies and are getting started. I picked Imperial Guard because I already had a few models lying around, and I love the new Militarum Tempestus stuff. I know its not that popular, but I like it so to heck with it. I decided to post my work here as opposed to startig a new blog. Hope you guys don't mind.

The league starts the third Saturday in May, and we will be starting with 500 point armies. We are using the Kill team rules when it comes to force org. In other words, no heavy armor, no flyers, no 2+ saves etc. This is to prevent trying to kill a riptide with a 500 point force. Just makes things more fun. I have a few guys already painted up, as I have a small contingent of guard to ally with my main army, which is Blood Angels. i painted them up as a planetary defense force for Baal, and so was born the Baal 111th. I will stick with this paint scheme and fluff as I continue building the army. Now for a few pics before the work starts.

Here is what I have that is unbuilt so far. Some of it I just got in today!



Here are some of the models I have built and or painted. This is not a lot, but is pretty much what I'm starting with. I have a few more models soaking to take the paint off, but this is most f what I have.



Here is a closer view of the paint scheme. They look pretty awesome beside my BA. I've never seen this color scheme on guard before, though I'm sure someone has done it.



Now I'm going to go work on building some of those Scions. Will post pics later this evening.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/14 22:19:45


Post by: GrimDork


I'd have to see one of those new tank/truck/track things in person before I could say if I like it. I certainly do not *hate* it. The scions are the new 5-man box you got two of? Those look pretty darn cool.

I do like your color scheme. I think guardsmen color coordinated to marines look spiffy.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/14 23:40:04


Post by: squall018


So I built my first box of Scions and they look pretty awesome. That being said, they are one of the least modular kits GW has ever released. There are specific arms and packs assigned to eah gun, and you pretty much have to use the correct ones or they won't go together correctly. Also, the legs are assigned to each other (some of them are two pieces). I swapped two of them from their assigned partners, but overall, this is a pretty static kit compared to what GW usually puts out. Oh well, they look awesome, and the kit has a TON of extra bits that I look forward to using.



I have two more boxes to build. Just wanted to show off the new kit for those who haven't seen it. Thanks for looking and feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/15 00:00:01


Post by: GrimDork


Huh, that's an interesting direction for their kits. They look cool in any case though.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/15 00:15:34


Post by: Goliath


The scions look cool Apart from the lack of modularity, how were they to assemble?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/15 00:52:57


Post by: squall018


 Goliath wrote:
The scions look cool Apart from the lack of modularity, how were they to assemble?


They are quite difficult to be honest. I mean, not ludicrous, and I've been modelling for a few years, so I could do it, but I had to put in more effort than normal. The reason is the arms, weapons, and backpacks all have to match with each other. So only certain arms will work with certain guns, which only go with certain backpacks. So you have to try to get the angles of these specific pieces exactly right before you glue them on. Its doable, but its kind of a pain. That being said, its worth it, as I love the look of the finished models. The plasma guy is my favorite so far.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/16 00:56:21


Post by: squall018


So I spent most of this evening building the rest of the Scion squad and then painting said squad. I have made a 10 man squad armed with 2 plasma guns and a vox caster. Besides that everyone is stock. These models were a little tough to paint, as there are multiple layers with all the clothing, armor, and straps. I found it was easier to start with the clothes and then paint up. But I'm no expert painter by any means so YMMV.

Here is a WIP shot.



I finished off two of the three, and am very pleased with how they came out. Here are a few shots.







I wanted to use the red to tie them in with the rest of the army, but I wanted the rest to be toned down, as these are supposed to be commandos. I think the contrast works well. I also use scorpion green on my BA eyes, so I used that on these guys to tie the forces together even more if I ever play them together. Hope you enjoyed and feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/16 02:20:22


Post by: GrimDork


Definitely lookin good. Are these the new storm troopers or are they just more impressive guardsmen?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/16 02:25:06


Post by: squall018


These are called Tempestus Militarum Scions (say that three times fast). They pretty much replaced storm troopers in the new book. I simply love the models and will be attempting to finish them off this week so I can work on their transport; the much hated by almost everyone Taurox.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/16 02:28:15


Post by: GrimDork


I bet its cool from the right angle. How do you use storm troopers with a transport? Same as vets? I always did the deep strike thing.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/16 02:31:16


Post by: squall018


I don't know, as this will be my first time playing guard. I just liked the models so figured I would paint them first. I will figure out what they're good at once I start playing I suppose. My first thought is to run them up a flank in their vehicle and see what they can do that way. We will find out in about a month.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/16 12:00:51


Post by: GrimDork


If they're still good at pinpoint deepstriking, you could probably still buy their transport to use as a mobile firebase/los blocker and deepstrike them anyway. If that works out the best, depending on the toughness and firepoints of the tank, leaving them in may totally be fine too


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/16 22:06:37


Post by: Archer


Hi, I just came across your blog and am definitely going to keep an eye on it, your painting is nice and crisp and the constant updates make it always entertaining to catch up on your progress.

Whats next on the painting table?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/17 00:03:26


Post by: squall018


 Archer wrote:
Hi, I just came across your blog and am definitely going to keep an eye on it, your painting is nice and crisp and the constant updates make it always entertaining to catch up on your progress.

Whats next on the painting table?


I am actually letting the glue dry on parts of my Taurox as I type this. I will be working on my new IG army for my escalation league with my gaming group a lot, but I will definitely keep working on my skirmish stuff (deadzone and necromunda) as well. Hope to get enough progress done tonight that I can get a few pics up of the finished Taurox.

Also, thanks for the kind words on the painting!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/27 18:08:50


Post by: squall018


So I haven't been posting much lately but rest assured, I have been working on hobby stuff. Mostly just painting Guardsmen, so I didn't see a point in posting that. I also have been working on my command squad, as well as figuring out what to do about a primaris psyker. I wanted one in my army but didn't feel like shelling out for an official model, so into the bits box I went. Tell me what you think.

Here he is flanked by my commander and a few guardsmen I had finished up / am working on today.





Would anyone have a problem playing against him? I think it will be pretty obvious what he is once I get him painted up. He has parts from 3 kits, but I think he would be recognizable if I had him in a blob.

Also got together and got in a game of 40k yesterday. My buddy (CanadianBeaver on dakka) built this awesome board. I played BA allied with guard against his Imperial fists. It was a great game.



The top two sections aren't done yet. He made this from scratch and next on the docket is a city board. Can't wait to see that one.

Thanks for stopping by guys. As always, feel free to comment!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/27 18:21:15


Post by: GrimDork


Hmm. He's extremely ripped, but for all we know being a 40k psyker requires you to be in top shape or get torn asunder. I like the blindfold, and the beard. I could almost see the head and staff going well with the rest of the commander next to him. But if you want more of a wild-man look.. perhaps some restraints like they don't trust him?

Definitely an interesting approach, and I think you are right that you could tell such a model from the rest of the grunts in a blob.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/27 18:25:02


Post by: squall018


I looked around for some bits to make a frail robed model, but I just didn't have anything. I did have a ton of marauder and catachan bits though, so we got steroid psyker. I will come up with some back story for why he's so jacked, but I need to get some paint on hims first!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/04/27 18:49:38


Post by: GrimDork


Do the new IG have access to Biomancy? That would certainly be an explanation for why he's so buff.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/01 01:12:41


Post by: squall018


So I finished off four more models tonight for my IG escalation army. The event starts the 3rd saturday in May at 500 points, so I have quite a bit of work to get done. The problem is I paint too slow to be painting all these infantry, so we might have to fill out some points with tanks here soon. Anyways, I finished off two more regular guardsmen, another Scion, and a Primaris Psyker that I showed off earlier. Without further ado.







And one with flash, just because.



So I will hopefully have quite a bit of progress over the next few days. Need to get this army up ad running. Thanks for looking, and as always, feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/01 01:20:35


Post by: GrimDork


Excellent, progress is always nice The Scions seem like they're going to make the regular cadians and catachans out there look drab and boring by comparison.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/01 01:32:30


Post by: squall018


 GrimDork wrote:
Excellent, progress is always nice The Scions seem like they're going to make the regular cadians and catachans out there look drab and boring by comparison.


I simply love the Scion models, though they are more time consuming to paint. They are well worth it in the end. The next question is how do they play on the tabletop? I shall see in a few weeks.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/01 01:43:22


Post by: GrimDork


Are they pretty much the new storm troopers or are they something else entirely? Uhh, I probably asked that already


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/01 01:48:43


Post by: squall018


I've never played Guard before this, but I think they are pretty much new storm troopers. But with AP3 lasguns!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/01 02:25:15


Post by: GrimDork


So they're stormtroopers then . Fair enough, looking forward to seeing more.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/03 17:07:45


Post by: squall018


Got some more work done this morning. Mostly just painting more infantry, but I did get these two boxes built. The Taurox I had already half built, the bullgryns I did from start to finish. There are some extra bits on the bullgryn sprue that I'm debating on adding, but it will just make them take longer to paint... I will have to think on it. I think they look pretty awesome the way they are. Anyways, here are the pics.





Thats it for now. I don't know if I will get anything else noteworthy done today, but if I do I will post it. Thanks for looking and feel free to comment!



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/04 00:44:28


Post by: GrimDork


Hmm, didn't know they revamped Ogryns, cool. And the Taurox thing doesn't look bad, unconventional maybe, but this is the archaic crazy Imperium of Man.... of course the designs for stuff won't make so much modern sense

Good stuff keep it coming


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/05 01:36:09


Post by: squall018


Yeah, I like the new Ogryn kit, though I don't think they're going to very good in game. But I like paying with cool models so to heck with it. Speaking of Ogryns, I got a little bit of work done on them today. Figured I'd throw up a WIP shot or two. I should have them done later this week.





Still not 100% sure what I want to do with the weapons / shields. Any ideas are welcome, as long as it fits with the overall look of the army. Thanks for looking!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/05 01:52:25


Post by: GrimDork


Interesting that there are no guns, do they have an option or are they melee thugs only now? Like the colors so far.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/05 01:57:59


Post by: squall018


There are options for guns and for grenade launchers. They are both very short range however, so I just figured I would make them CC specialists since I won't have many playing Guard and all.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/05 02:21:45


Post by: Archer


Since they are armed with Power Maul's maybe either add a lightning/powered effect or a metallic blue finish to the Maul's at least.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/05 03:37:09


Post by: squall018


 Archer wrote:
Since they are armed with Power Maul's maybe either add a lightning/powered effect or a metallic blue finish to the Maul's at least.


Metallic blue sounds like a good idea. I'll give that a try tomorrow.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/06 12:03:32


Post by: squall018


So I got a very exciting shipment in yesterday...



I would have posted about it last night but I was too busy playing with it all. Got this from the Dakka swap shop. One of my buddies and I are having a Necromunda games day soon, so I got to playing around with the new terrain (it included the outlanders stuff in the Necromunda box) and here is what I've come up with so far. I added my Deadzone stuff to help crowd the table more. The best thing is I haven't even used all the bulkheads / cardboard yet. Still trying to figure out how some of it works.





The bottom corner is a little bare right now, but I can fix that. Thats all for now, I will get back to actual models later today, I just had to share this as I was so excited.



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/06 17:09:56


Post by: GrimDork


Looks like fun for sure!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/10 01:30:45


Post by: Tanakosyke22


Please....

I will be an indentured servant of yours for the Nercomunda box.

On a happier note of the same topic, I really love the Nerco terrain and that!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/11 15:33:57


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


Big fan of the new Ogryns, and that Necromunda terrain brings back many happy memories. thing is given how old it is it still stands comparison today.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/12 18:29:52


Post by: squall018


Grim - Its gonna be a blast once I finally get to play on it.

Tanakosyke- If you lived close I would say come play on it, and I wouldn't even indenture you!

Thraxis- The new Ogryn kit is pretty awesome. Once again, as with the Scions, its not very modular, but maybe someone more creative than me could do some cool stuff with it. Even still, it makes great looking models, just using the stock bits, and thats all I ever ask for.

So this weekend was my wife and I's first anniversary, and we spent it at Busch Gardens, so I didn't get a lot of hobby stuff done. I have gotten some work done today though, so figured i would share.

First up, a few more IG infantry. Not too exciting, but I haven't put any up in awhile, and they are what I've mostly been working on. Here is the latest batch.





Next up is a wraith for my tiny, but slowly growing Vampire Counts force. Loved this model. Don't know if I did it justice, but I gave it a go. Especially like how the scythe turned out.





Last up are some of my Goliath models for Necromunda. A buddy of mine who lives out of town is coming in for a weekend of gaming in late June, and the main thing we will be doing is a Necromunda campaign. Each of us will run two gangs and one of mine will be Goliaths. The two is the center are done except for the bases. The outer two are still WIP.





So that is what I've finished up today. May very well have some more up later this evening. Hope you enjoyed and feel free to comment!





Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/12 19:44:17


Post by: Tanakosyke22


Did you use converted bits from the Chaos Mauaders box and Catachans? I have to say it does make a good Goliath gang in my opinion.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/12 19:46:37


Post by: squall018


 Tanakosyke22 wrote:
Did you use converted bits from the Chaos Mauaders box and Catachans? I have to say it does make a good Goliath gang in my opinion.


That is exactly what I did. I also have some original Goliaths I hope to have painted and put up soon.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/12 19:49:14


Post by: Tanakosyke22


 squall018 wrote:
 Tanakosyke22 wrote:
Did you use converted bits from the Chaos Mauaders box and Catachans? I have to say it does make a good Goliath gang in my opinion.


That is exactly what I did. I also have some original Goliaths I hope to have painted and put up soon.


I was thinking the same exact idea of how I was going to do a Goliath gang. Have to say it works well. And I look forward too seeing some original Goliaths painted up soon!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/12 20:06:56


Post by: GrimDork


Everything is looking good. More guardsmen are always needed, gotta keep the front ranks replenished! The Wraith looks sweet, and those Goliaths are looking good too. Making me jealous with this "weekend of gaming" you guys have planned. My own Goliath gang wishes it had some paint


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/14 23:38:03


Post by: squall018


So I don't have a big update as I've been doing real life stuff (which is unfortunate, I know) but I wanted to get something up. I got another one of my Goliath's painted and I got a few of my original Goliaths glued to the base. Plan on getting the rest of them on there tonight. I like the way this guy came out, especially the gun.





And as a bonus, I took a picture of my hobby desk, in case anyone wanted to see what a mess I work in.



There is all sorts of random crap I need to work on. At least I won't get bored anytime soon.

Also 900th post!!!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/14 23:41:41


Post by: GrimDork


Ganger looks good. You've got enough space carved out to have a wee workspace, that's good enough


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/14 23:48:50


Post by: squall018


 GrimDork wrote:
Ganger looks good. You've got enough space carved out to have a wee workspace, that's good enough


Thats my basement. The whole thing is mine. Wife just let me have free reign down there. It also has all my video games and other useless / fun stuff!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/15 00:20:17


Post by: GrimDork


Looks like a nice basement. Is that a game cube on the right ish? I only ever user one for smash brothers so my mental picture is kind of weak. I get a small office to myself and I've carved out some garrage space as well.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/15 00:45:03


Post by: Tanakosyke22


Now those are some nice Goliath models, and I like the paint job you have planned for them! Keep it up!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/16 03:28:52


Post by: Archer


The Goliaths look cool. We have just started a Necromunda campaign at my games club where I have painted a Goliath gang. The conversions are really in character for the gang. Except I think you need more clubs, goliaths like clubs oh yes they do.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/18 12:46:28


Post by: squall018


Grim, that is definitely a Gamecube. Besides modelling I'm big into retro videogames. I've been going back and playing alot of games I missed when I was younger for whatever reason (mosly because I couldn't afford them as a kid) and have been playing RE4 lately.

Tanakosyke, thanks. I thought I would go for a different look than most goliath gangs. Hopefully It will pay off in the end. I'm also going to try to make them all a little different, as I envision the denizens of the underhive don't have access to matching clothes.

Archer, just saw your Goliaths. I'm jealous. I will also be adding a club or two after seeing yours. Good call.

So Yesterday I spent with my gaming club doing our first escalation game, which we called patrol. I got two games in, one against Grey Knights where I got tabled, and one against Necrons where we both only had 4 models on the table at the end, but I lost due to victory points. Due to our restrictions on the 500 point games, I really couldn't bring any armor, so I expect I willl have a better showing next month in the 1,000 point games. At least I hope so. Here are a few pics of the Necron vs IG battle.







Thats all for now. I have to go down to Greensboro today, so I probably won't be getting any hobby stuff done today, but we'll see.



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/18 13:06:49


Post by: GrimDork


Jealous of you getting games in, but good to hear someone is actually playing


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/19 00:53:52


Post by: squall018


So one more small update before I'm done with hobbying for the day. Was out of town most of the day, but I got a little time and made a few more necromunda models for my upcoming mini campaign. I wanted to make sure we had plenty of hired guns if needed so I made a few. To the left and in the middle are my hive scum, armed differently for variety. To the right is another Goliath. Really need to get some more paint on the ones I have before I build anymore.





Finally, a few ratskin models I've had for awhile. I will also be finally getting some paint on the guys soon. Debating on whether or not to go with the GW scheme or try to come up with something unique. Any ideas?



Thats all for now. Hope to have some more IG escalation stuff up this week, as well as some more Necromunda. Thanks for looking, and as always, feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/19 01:01:52


Post by: Archer


I have always thought about the idea of albino ratskins. I mean they are native to the underhive so have probably never seen the sun for generations. OR go the native American skin tones but with albino giant rat pelts?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/19 01:02:16


Post by: GrimDork


I like the scum, they look like old hats but not too professional. No idea what you should do for your ratskin guys, seems like dark browns, leathers, maybe greens and such.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/22 01:05:58


Post by: squall018


So I have been piddling around my hobby room this week between bout of real life productiveness. Been busy but have gotten a little progress done on my Goliaths so I thought I would share. The guy on the left is a ganger. I was going to make the guy on the right a juve, until I realized it would be foolish to give a plasma pistol to a juve. So ganger he is. Anyways, here are a few pics.





And a WIP shot of a few more members of the gang. Will get them done during this three day weekend.



So there they are so far. Hope to have lots more progress up this weekend. Will be working on my IG as well. Thanks for looking and feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/22 02:42:50


Post by: GrimDork


Nice. The dude with shades is awesome, did you greenstuff those in? Kinda looks like the bandana free company head but with shades. Plasma pistol does seem wasted on bs2


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/22 11:00:03


Post by: squall018


No, the shades are from the catachan kit. I'm pretty bad with greenstuff, so I don't try things that detailed.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/22 11:08:46


Post by: GrimDork


Ahh OK I see the difference now. Still funny.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/24 04:35:52


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


Love the kitbashing on the Goliath's Squall, the plasma pistol wielding ganger looks cool enough to be a leader to me. That is one sad loss of the more modern GW kits with them tending to have more mono pose bodies rather than separate legs and torsos. I loved to jumble up a load of pieces and see what you could come up with and did so with a massive Empire army I had a few years back. I know that in hard plastic you can always just saw the bodies in half but that can lead to some odd looking joins.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/30 00:26:58


Post by: squall018


T.O.T- I love kitbashing and try to do so as much as I can. I'm not very good with green stuff, so I try to use parts that fit well and need minimal help. The new GW kits aren't as modular as the old ones, but you can usually still find some useful pieces.

So I've spent most of this week working on some Vampire Counts Skeletons and Empire Reiksguard knights. Not really stuff I want to put on here. I'm already all over the pace as it is. I had every intention of continuing that trend for a few more days but something awesome happened. I'm heading to my hometown this weekend for a friend's 30th birthday. I called my buddy who I was planning on doing the Necromunda campaign with in a few weeks to tell him I would be in town and he asked if I wanted to start the campaign early and get a few games in. Of course I jumped at the chance, so I've spent this evening working on my Goliaths. I have named them the Titans. They won't be 100% done, but they're good enough to start on such short notice.

In the middle is my leader. I have armed him with a grenade launcher with Krak grenades. Thats alot of eggs in one basket, but hopefully it will pay off. To the right is my newest juve, "Blue" and to the left is my newest ganger, "Stag". The leader is still WIP.



That chainsword is just a knife for now...



Now a group shot. My heavy has no paint, but at least he is the only one.





We plan on playing two games Saturday. He will be running either Delaques or Van Saar and when we continue the campaign during our games weekend, he will run whichever he doesn't use this weekend, and I will use my Orlocks. I will try to remember to take pics of the games and post them Sunday. Thanks for looking guys and as always, feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/30 03:01:29


Post by: GrimDork


I demand pictures of these games If you feel like it. Gang is looking pretty sweet.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/30 03:57:59


Post by: Tanakosyke22


You are looking goof with them mate! Keep it up!

Also. I did like you splashed in some of the original models as well.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/30 10:54:03


Post by: squall018


@Grim- There will definitley be pictures up when I get back in town Sunday. I am also getting in my first game of 7th Sunday, so I will probably have a few pictures of that as well.

Tanakosyke- I have quite a few of the original ones that I bought recently, so those will be popping up more and more. Same thing with my Orlocks once I get to work on them. They will be half kit bashed and half original.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/30 11:49:16


Post by: GrimDork


Excellent! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on 7th, as well as pictures in general


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/30 11:56:15


Post by: squall018


I'm very excited about 7th. My group has already agreed to stick to bound armies and not use the Demon summoning powers, which seem to be the main problem everyone on the interwebs have. I think the new missions and objective cards are great and I'm looking forward to the psychic phase (once again, now that we have decided against malefic powers). I will be sure to tell more once I have pics up and that 1st battle under my belt.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/30 12:04:38


Post by: GrimDork


Yeah, I'm sure as always it will come down to who you're playing with more than anything. Cool, let us know what you think


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/05/31 15:28:28


Post by: Scrazza


I like how your Goliaths look. Nice work.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/01 00:40:11


Post by: squall018


Thanks, Scrazza!

So, got started on my Necromunda campaign today. My Goliaths got two games in against my friend's Van Saars. I voluntarily bottled the first game but came back with a Vengeance the second game. My friend lost his leader and a juve outright due to some bad rolling on the injury chart. Such is the fickle fate of the dice and all that. We both had a good time and will be continuing in a few weeks. I took a few pics.

This is a bird's eye view of the 1st game after my 1st turn.



The Van Saar deployment.



My gang heading to the loot.



This is from the 2ng game. The ganger with the purple mohawk took out the other gang's leader and a ganger. He has leveled up well after just two games.



Finally, this is his leader about to blow my ganger away. Fortunately he only had a flesh wound and was just fine. The Van Saar leader was not so lucky later.



I had a blast playing, and doing all of the rolling and leveling up after the game is just as fun as the game itself. Anyways, thats all for now. I have my first game of 7th tomorrow. Hopefully that will be as much fun as Necromunda was.



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/01 00:54:23


Post by: GrimDork


Glad to hear you had a good time! Jealous, sounds like a fun game with all of the customization. Looking forward to hearing about future games and your thoughts on 7th ed too.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/01 15:04:26


Post by: Tanakosyke22


Good to hear that you had a really good time with Necro man! Also, I am liking how the models are turning out.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/01 22:43:25


Post by: squall018


So my buddy cancelled on me so no 7th ed. game today. I guess I will have to wait till my group's next game session in two weeks. Oh well. Instead of being bummed, I just took my excitement from playing Necromunda yesterday, and turned that into motivation to work on some Orlocks, which will be the other gang I will be playing. These are pretty much just catachans. They worked pretty well strait out of the box, and I am a fan of simple sometimes. Anyways, here are some guys I had done already, I just had to finish their bases, which I did this evening.



I probably need to dirty up the guns some...



Next up are WIP shots of another Orlock and one of my Hive Scum models. I am trying to work on darker flesh shades with this model. We'll see how it turns out.



I will need to start painting my orlocks different in order to make them stand out from each other on the table...



And I will start doing that with these. My leader will be armed with a meltagun. I am very excited about that prospect.



Well thats all for now. Thanks for looking and as always, feel free to comment!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/01 23:15:10


Post by: GrimDork


Meltagun sounds disastrous! For the other guys, of course. Unlike bolters from how I understand things. Sucks you missed out on your 7th ed 40k match, but at least you managed to keep calm and hobby on

Orlocks are looking good, keep doin what you're doin!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/04 01:23:50


Post by: squall018


So not a whole lot of Necromunda progress done since Sunday, but I thought I would put up what I've done. Finished up my first scum and built some more original Orlocks.





So next up is a little something off topic. I've been wanting to play warhammer quest for awhile. Now, I'm simply not ever going to throw down the money to own the original, but I'm not above trying to make my own game out of figures I have and PDFs. Now, I'm not saying I'm going to do this, and if I do, I would start a new blog, but I had to do a little something to get it out of my system. I have enough projects as it is. That being said, I did a little digging and some kit bashing and came up with these. I feel like these are pretty recognizable as the original 4 heroes. Thoughts?



The Barbarian is my favorite of the 4 models. I used the cloak from the empire knights kit.



Just ignore the paint on the dwarf... Also, I made the elf female, as I feel like there should be at least one female hero.



What do you guys think of the models? Like I said, this is as far as I plan on taking this little urge for now. I may throw some paint on them but thats about it. But one day... one day...



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/04 01:34:34


Post by: Theophony


Glad someone out there still plays necromunda. And I can't believe in all my years of playing it I never once thought about using the walkways as ramps .


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/04 01:41:11


Post by: squall018


 Theophony wrote:
Glad someone out there still plays necromunda. And I can't believe in all my years of playing it I never once thought about using the walkways as ramps .


The long ones worked very well, as the incline was gradual enough for the model to stand. The short ones didn't work as the models would slide right down. We're going to keep using the longer ones as they were helpful and added quite a bit to the game.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/04 03:50:07


Post by: GrimDork


The scummer looks good. I'm really impressed by your quest figures, the poses are very dynamic--even iconic--and seem very suitable to their roles a and that style of game. Nice work


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/04 04:54:19


Post by: Tanakosyke22


Hell, I like the look for your scummer and it is relatively well done! Makes the one I am working on pale in comparison.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/10 16:54:52


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


Those original Orlock minis have really stood the test of time for me, that Meltagun leader is just totally badass. Rules wise do you prefer Necromunda or Deadzone? So long since I played Necromunda that I cannot really remember how well the game played.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/10 17:06:32


Post by: Theophony


I'm thinking about picking up deadzone now. thanks a lot, my wallet was getting heavy having that dollar in it .


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/10 18:35:04


Post by: Scrazza


Nice and simple paintjobs.

I like the way the warrior hero looks.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/10 21:19:30


Post by: GrimDork


@Theophony watch miniature market, they had the starter set for something like 60 bucks a week or three back as the daily. And I'm not exactly sure where Afton is, but I think you're pretty close to them. Of course I if you are, then you would already know that


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/11 00:14:21


Post by: squall018


 Thraxas Of Turai wrote:
Those original Orlock minis have really stood the test of time for me, that Meltagun leader is just totally badass. Rules wise do you prefer Necromunda or Deadzone? So long since I played Necromunda that I cannot really remember how well the game played.


I honestly like Necromunda better. Its not as balanced as Deadzone probably, but the board is bigger, you have more choices with how you kit out your gang, and the progression between games is much more in depth with Necromunda. It just has more to sink your teeth into. All that being said, I haven't gotten to play but a couple games of Deadzone, and I haven't tried the campaign yet. But I feel like my points still stand, just with my limited experience.


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 Theophony wrote:
I'm thinking about picking up deadzone now. thanks a lot, my wallet was getting heavy having that dollar in it .


You should, its worth every penny.


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 Scrazza wrote:
Nice and simple paintjobs.

I like the way the warrior hero looks.


Thanks, Scrazza!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/11 00:29:22


Post by: GrimDork


I would agree with Squalls assessment of the two games, I read the necro rules even if I never played it. The nexus psi campaign only adds scenario types to the game, no further customization. I think a couple of the missions let you spend points in barricades or similar, but its pretty simple.


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I would agree with Squalls assessment of the two games, I read the necro rules even if I never played it. The nexus psi campaign only adds scenario types to the game, no further customization. I think a couple of the missions let you spend points in barricades or similar, but its pretty simple.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/11 06:29:17


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


This is certainly making me consider whether we could maybe try and combine the two games, say playing DZ models with Necromunda rules? If they are still free/accessible to download that is.

That said maybe greater customisation in DZ will come with subsequent expansions of the game?

Thanks for the battle report photos Squall, that terrain still looks so cool to me all these years later.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/11 23:12:52


Post by: squall018


T.O.T. - I am actually gonna get to play another couple games of my campaign this weekend, this time with my Orlocks vs my friend's Delaques. I will be sure to post more pics.

Speaking of Orlocks, I got a couple more juves painted up. I like the guy on the right but the one on the left is just kind of ... well... boring. Oh well, he's just a juve. He'll probably do something dumb and end up on the wrong end of a Delaque shotgun. On to the pics!





I doubt I will get the whole gang painted before Saturday, but I'm going to at least get the other juve and Leader painted. The two heavies are probably just going to have to wait.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/11 23:41:51


Post by: GrimDork


They look plenty serviceable. Dude on the right has a BIG knife. I mean its a sword but with knife shape. Looks stabby.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/12 00:24:39


Post by: Tanakosyke22


Juves? Those are not Juves! Juves are suppose to be younger and have the fear in their eyes when holding just a pistol!


Although, I really do like them. Including the rust effects on their swords.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/12 05:35:24


Post by: Theophony


 GrimDork wrote:
@Theophony watch miniature market, they had the starter set for something like 60 bucks a week or three back as the daily. And I'm not exactly sure where Afton is, but I think you're pretty close to them. Of course I if you are, then you would already know that


they are less than two miles from my house . When I moved to Affton they moved about 15miles away , then they outgrew the space they had there, bought three more warehouses next to them, out grew those, and moved back even closer. I actually ordered the rulebook and nexus prime book yesterday (weds.) and will pick them up in the am. I have to get better at price shopping them since I'm local I have to pay the 8% local sales tax (state), where I could order from thewarstore and get it cheaper some times due to no taxes and minimal shipping.

Affton is part of St. Louis county, close enough to the city to g to all the museums, zoo, sports events and fin restaurants, but still far enough out to have space.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/12 07:39:30


Post by: angelofvengeance


@ Squall: If your friend is looking to add to his Delaque gang he should go check out Heresy Miniatures. He has some brilliant looking Delaque style models!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/12 11:20:44


Post by: squall018


@ Grim, its technically a knife for now, but if he lives through the 1st game he will get a sword.

@Tanakosyke- I actually thought of that too. I have some of the metal ones that look younger, and they will get painted up in due time. Then these guys will probably become gangers with crappy equipment.

@Theophony, I wish I lived close to minitaure market! The only thing we have in my town is a Hobby Lobby.

@Angel of Vengeance- Thanks man! didn't know about those guys. I will show them to him this weekend.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/12 12:04:49


Post by: GrimDork


@Squall don't knock having a hobby lobby in your town, it's turning out to be quite nice for me Also the knife/sword makes sense, good practical modeling choice then!

Ill second the heresy gang dudes, if they're as well cast as my dr who figs, they're liable to be pretty spiffy. Just watch out, shipping to the states gets rough.



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/12 12:34:10


Post by: angelofvengeance


 squall018 wrote:
@ Grim, its technically a knife for now, but if he lives through the 1st game he will get a sword.

@Tanakosyke- I actually thought of that too. I have some of the metal ones that look younger, and they will get painted up in due time. Then these guys will probably become gangers with crappy equipment.

@Theophony, I wish I lived close to minitaure market! The only thing we have in my town is a Hobby Lobby.

@Angel of Vengeance- Thanks man! didn't know about those guys. I will show them to him this weekend.


And for those of you feeling lazy, here they are


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/12 23:15:43


Post by: GrimDork


I like the fat missile launcher guy. The guy shooting in the single handstand seems very Delaque too.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/12 23:29:55


Post by: squall018


Wow, I hadn't seen these guys before. They're a little pricey, but better than buying the original necromunda Delaques off eBay. I especially like the Plasma cannon and heavy Flamer guys. This may be something I look into picking up myself at some point.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/15 17:22:40


Post by: squall018


So I got a few games of Necromunda in yesterday. Two to be exact. And they went horribly for me. The first game was ok, I lost when my gang failed a bottletest, but my one guy who was down fully recovered. The second game my friend picked the ambush scenario and it was brutal. I should have bottled before I did. but despite scoring 6 wounding shots, nothing happened to my opponents gang besides me capturing one of his juves. I had to roll on 5 guys though for the injury table. My two juves, of course, fully recovered. But my heavy bolter heavy died, my heavy with the stubber lost an eye, and my leader has a head wound. Its not good, but thats how it goes sometimes. I was able to afford a new heavy, but now my gang is broke. Should be interesting. Anyways, I took a couple of pics of the games. I am controlling the Orlocks, and my friend the Delaques.

The start of the 1st game





This picture is my leader, who has on carapace armor, fighting a heavy. He lost and thats how he sustained the head wound...



Thats it for now. I'm still out of town right now so probably won't be getting any hobby stuff done today, but I'll have more stuff up later in the week. Thanks for looking and as always, feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/15 17:33:12


Post by: GrimDork


Hah, all of the random injuries and good/back luck going around in waves make Necro sound so much fun

Thanks for sharing, have a safe drive back.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/24 02:50:29


Post by: squall018


Hey everyone. Sorry for the lack of updates. I've actually been doing hobby stuff, just haven't gotten around to updating. So lets do some catching up, shall we?

First off, I had a nice package come in. Inspired by Thraxis of Turai's and Grim's recent Deadzone buildings, I bought some more of my own. I intend to copy T.O.T's landing pad design. Hope he doesn't mind!!



I've been seeing some awesome Deadzone stuff floating around Dakka, and seeing how this blog started out with Deadzone, I was inspired to get a few more models done. Here are some of the enforcers I finished this past week.







Finally, I got m first games of 7th in this weekend. I played 5 games at 500 points. We were trying to get the new rules down with smaller games. We will be escalating to 1,000 points next month. Anyways, here is one of the pics from our games. These are my Ogryns destroying a razorback. They were counter charged by the grey knights the next turn and eventually died, though they took a few with them!



And that's kind of my week of hobbying in one quick post. Will have some more updates this week, definitely one of the Battle zone buildings I come up with. Until ext time, thanks for looking and feel free to comment!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/24 03:19:08


Post by: GrimDork


Enforcers look good. Looks like you guys were having fun with the 40k, good to see the ogryns clubbing stuff and dying for the emporer as befits their station.

Looking forward to the DZ terrain too!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/24 13:59:07


Post by: squall018


 GrimDork wrote:
Enforcers look good. Looks like you guys were having fun with the 40k, good to see the ogryns clubbing stuff and dying for the emporer as befits their station.

Looking forward to the DZ terrain too!


We had a ton of fun with the new rules. Especially the new mission objectove cards. My Ogryns were actually very effective, taking out a Thunder wolf warlord, a runepriest with a 5 man squad, and a razorback all in one game. They performed better than I expected. I just liked the models!

Deadzone buildings will be up later this week. I'm excited to finally have some new sprues to play with, since I glued my previous ones. I will probably glue these as well.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/06/24 14:07:59


Post by: GrimDork


I'm gluing the majority of my stuff, things like walkways and barricades around the front of buildings will probably be clipped.

Glad to hear you guys are enjoying 40k, I may still play it at some point.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/13 20:23:20


Post by: squall018


So I haven't been able to update in awhile because after an 11 hour Necromund gaming marathon two weekends ago, my computer died while I was trying to upload photos onto it. I was not happy. I finally remembered to bring my work computer home so I could get the photos onto Dakka. And never fear, I haven't been idle for the past two weeks, so I have plenty of photos of other stuff I've bene working on.

But we're gonna start with a pure Necromunda post. These are the pictures of a weekend of gaming with my buddy Erik. He is my Necromunda opponent, and we areboth controlling two gangs each in our campaign. His Delaques are probably the best gang of the four so far, but his Van Saars have been doing the worst. My Goliath gang has done well and my Orlocks... well... all I can say is they're not in as bad of shape as his Van Saars. Anyways, here are some pics of the battles.

Deployment of our 1st game


Close up of Delaque deployment. Thats Erik in the background waving his arms around.


Sneaky Delaques and their Ratskin Merc


My newest juve. I'm not done painting him yet. He died twice over the weekend but I keep finding fresh juves at my settlements ( I have two) so he keeps coming back.










His Van Saars hired a scummer.



And thats all for now. I will post pictures of the Scavvy invasion later today! Then I have some other pics of the stuff I've been working on while I haven't been able to post. As always, thanks for looking and feel free to comment!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/13 20:49:37


Post by: GrimDork


That terrain looks particularly fun to use. I've got to find of these people who wants to play wargames for a workday plus overtime, sounds especially fun to get that much potential gaming in.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/14 00:32:29


Post by: squall018


So after playing so much Necromunda, the next logical step to me seems to be Mordheim. Now, I don't have an opponent, but I've still been painting up some warbands. I've been working on a Mercenaries warband and a witch hunters warband as well. Let me know what you think. And any thoughts on Mordheim would be appreciated as well.

First up is my empire mercenaries. I think I will make them Reiklanders.





They are all just henchman. Haven't decided what I want to do with my heroes yet.

Next up is my witch hunters warband. The middle mini is obviously my warrior priest. The two others are Zealots.





Now a few of the whole warband. The metal mode will be my leader. I also need to find an appropriate war hound model somewhere.





And thats about all I've done painting wise for Mordheim. I also have a skaven and undead warbands, but no paint on them as of yet. Anyways, thanks for looking and feel free to comment!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/14 01:14:18


Post by: GrimDork


Hah! Those are cool, i always loved empire militia the set just has so much character, and your witch hunter guys are really neat too, a nice mix of soldiers, priests, and crazies!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/14 02:21:25


Post by: Archer


I love the models, Mordheim is probably my second favorite GW game after Necromunda so love to see someone giving it some love.

I have an extensive Marienburg warband. The real crux of Mordheim has always been missile weapons are key, I have played in a few campaigns that limited the number of ranged weapon members because of this.

But enough about the rules and let me drool over your henchman some more. I love the Reiklanders and the paint job, really good.

The Bretonnian models fit really well with the Witch Hunter theme, they look a little "simple" and quite capable of being worked up by the Witch Hunters zeal.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/14 02:24:10


Post by: Tanakosyke22


I like the look of them mate, and rather well down! I was thinking of getting an Empire Militia and State Troopers kit as well, but I have to save for Operation: Ice Storm potentially. Also, not it reminds me to stop playing God Hand and get back to the hobby aspect and put up what I finished up.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/14 02:37:55


Post by: squall018


Thanks guys. I haven't actually played any mordheim yet but I'm sure I can convince one or two of my gaming buddies to play. Thanks for the tip about missile weapons. I will make sure we put some kind of limit on them.

I'm still in the middle of my necromunda campaign, so I won't play for awhile, but I've been having fun painting them.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/15 13:30:59


Post by: squall018


So while I have been playing a lot of Necromunda lately, I have also still been working on my Guard army ( The Baal 111th) for the Escalation league my group is doing. We are having the 1,000 point round this Saturday, and while I won't have a totally painted army, I have been making progress.

Got two of the three Bullgryns done. These guys performed very well at the 500 pt level. I hope they can keep it up at 1k.





And what Guard army would be complete without an Aegis to bravely hide behind for the Emperor?



Thats about it for now. Put some work on my Leman Russ last night and I have every intention of having that done in time for the games Saturday. I will post pics when I get it done / at least have some decent progress to show. Thanks for looking!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/15 21:07:19


Post by: GrimDork


I like the right bullgryn, it looks like he's ready to Bane someone.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/17 00:58:03


Post by: squall018


So I almost have my Leman Russ done. Just need to finish some work on the guns and the commander sticking out of the top. Anyways, this is my 1st attempt at weathering a tank heavily, and quite frankly, I'm not happy with it. I feel like I weathered it TOO much and it doesn't look natural. Anyone have any tips on how to make it look better. I don't hate it enough to simple green it, but its not the center piece I wanted it to be either.







Thoughts / suggestions would be helpful and appreciated.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/17 01:22:08


Post by: GrimDork


If you want easy and effective rust that pops, i can't recommend the new gw technical paints typhus corrosion and ryza rust enough. It's a little hard to tell from the pictures, but it looks fine from here, what aren't you liking?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/17 01:24:14


Post by: squall018


I have my own rust paint I mixed myself and love. I used it on this, sparingly. What I don't like is the typhus corrosion I used... and its not that I don't like it, its that I don't like how its applied. I think it looks blotchy instead of spread realistically.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/17 01:27:39


Post by: Archer


I think it looks good for a first attempt. My advice (and this is coming from someone that always goes over the top anyway) is if you want that "natural" look try to limit the weathering to where it is most likely to occur. Its unlikely a large flat panel will show weathering on a smooth flat face (like the top of the rear toolbox) but areas that have rivets, bolts, areas where water could pool is where you want to put your efforts. Plus it creates an even bigger contrast between the clean and dirty areas,

I know this isn't much help to do with this tank, but I think it looks great. How many of them are you planning to paint?


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Quick update, if you really don't like it turn it into a light camo effect over the painted areas?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/17 01:50:01


Post by: GrimDork


It looks a little like camo as it is, kind of neat either way. I find i get the best results out of typhus corrosion if i apply 2-4 layers of it, gets a thicker texture built up and gives you more to drybrush.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/07/17 11:01:42


Post by: squall018


I think that may be the issue, that I put too much on the flat surfaces. I will try just putting it around rivets and such next time.

The fact that it looks like camo is why I don't like it. I definitley wasn't going for camo. I have another Russ that I'm gonna make into a punisher, so I will get another try here shortly.

Thanks for the thoughts guys!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/08/17 18:31:45


Post by: squall018


So my computer has been down and that is why I haven't been updating as much as I used to. I pretty much can only update when I bring home my laptop from work (which I did this weekend). My computer is in the process of being repaired and I should have it back in a week or two so I will be updating more frequently again. Anyways, just because I haven't updated doesn't mean I haven't been doing hobby stuff. I've actually played quite a bit lately; 40k, Necromunda, my first game of X-wing. Good times, all. As far as painting goes I have been getting ready for a small upcoming Mordheim campaign. Not sure what warband I'm going to use (leaning towards Empire mercs) so I have been working on a few different factions. Enough of me prattling on about though, here are some pics.

These three guys are Kislevite huntsmen. They will eventually become their own warband, but for now, may be used in my Empire Mercs warband.







These guys match the rest of my warband's color scheme better. The guy in the middle is done, the other two need some work on their faces and bases.



And finally, some WIP shots of minis to come!



And thats all for now! I will get some more pictures of other stuff I've been working on, as well as some of my games, later tonight. Thanks for looking, and as always, feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/08/17 20:14:58


Post by: GrimDork


Looks like some pretty grizzled and gnarly empire folk, just how they should be. The kislevite huntsmen look great, very dramatic poses. The rest definitely have that somewhat unhinged look you get in a human warband, definitely not a trained army regiment, but a rag-tag bunch out to strike it rich or have a good brawl.

Keep up the good work!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/08/17 22:23:48


Post by: Archer


Love the kislevite huntsmen, they have a great look to them that I really wish GW had explored a little more with Warhammer. Liking your colour scheme on them. The axe is great, what kit did that come out of?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/08/17 22:28:43


Post by: squall018


 Archer wrote:
Love the kislevite huntsmen, they have a great look to them that I really wish GW had explored a little more with Warhammer. Liking your colour scheme on them. The axe is great, what kit did that come out of?


I got that out of the Empire Greatswords kit. I thought it looked cool too! I think there are two of them in there.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/08/20 12:23:40


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


Enjoying the Mordheim kitbashes, the Empire kits have so much interchangeability they are great to work with.

I hope you hve as much original Mordheim terrain as you hve Necromunda stuff, I eagerly await a battle report.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/04 15:21:02


Post by: squall018


Soooooooo..... after not having my laptop for awhile, I finally got a new hard drive and am back. I would have fixed it sooner, but I have a tablet for browsing etc, so it was kind of low on the list. Now that its fixed though, I will be working on this blog more. Since I was last on my group and I have caught the fantasy bug, so I thought I'd throw a few pictures of my work on that first. I'll put up some back logged pictures later today. I haven't been posting, but I've certainly been modelling still.

First, I've been working on painting some warriors of chaos. This was my first test model. He is done except for the base.



I started on some more. If you look to the left, you will see some of the Avatars of War models. They are called corruptors, but are pretty much Nurgle WoC with great weapons. Pretty cool models but a PAIN to build.



Next, some WIP Chaos Knights. Still need to finish some details and give them shields.





Lastly, I've started a zombie unit. I wanted them to look like they were raised right off the battlefield. I also made a unit filler. Have more done, and will post more pics later of these guys.



Well, thats all for now. I will be a lot more active on here now that I have my computer back. Thanks for looking and feel free to comment!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/04 15:24:35


Post by: GrimDork


Hey nice stuff. I always had a soft spot for chaos. Those knights are freaking terrifying and the zombie unit filler is appropriate


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/04 15:30:07


Post by: Tanakosyke22


I like the look of the Chaos. Hell, now that reminds me to finally get my Fire Forge Crusader/Medieval army I wanted to do for a while.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/05 02:14:32


Post by: squall018


So I promised more pics today, so here we go. This is what I've finished up today. Been kind of piddling around the house all day so I've made pretty good progress.


First rank of WoC done


Bretonnian zombies plus unit filler. Got the idea from a recent White Dwarf and thought it was an awesome idea.



Its hard to see, but I chopped some of the legs off and reglued them and weird angles to make them look like a shambling hoard.



And thats pretty much what I spent today working on. What does everyone think of he armor on the WoC? At first I thought it miht be too bright, but the more I see it the more I like it. Also, any ideads anyone has to make the zombies cooler would be appreciated. I will have 28 more Bretonnian bodies on Monday, and I have plenty of zombie and Bret parts.




Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/05 02:30:17


Post by: GrimDork


Everything looks good. I think the armor is fine as is.

For bretonian zombies... crawling torsos? Got any arrows or spare blades to stick into them?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/05 02:36:18


Post by: squall018


 GrimDork wrote:
Everything looks good. I think the armor is fine as is.

For bretonian zombies... crawling torsos? Got any arrows or spare blades to stick into them?


That's a good point, Grim. They had to become zombies somehow... I know I have spare swords, but I need to look around for some arrows.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/05 03:23:35


Post by: GrimDork


Doesn't one of the bretonian kits have arrows planted in the ground for the archers?

I mean, the swords could totally have been stuck in after the fact too


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/06 23:04:48


Post by: Archer


I love to see peoples take on zombie units, they can be so dull if they are ALL the GW box. Your Bretonnian ones look great, if I ever get around to needing to do hordes of Zombies I was thinking of trying to theme each unit to one of the different races, Zombie Empire, Bretonnia, High Elves etc. etc.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/08 14:19:59


Post by: squall018


 Archer wrote:
I love to see peoples take on zombie units, they can be so dull if they are ALL the GW box. Your Bretonnian ones look great, if I ever get around to needing to do hordes of Zombies I was thinking of trying to theme each unit to one of the different races, Zombie Empire, Bretonnia, High Elves etc. etc.


I have been working on building a unit of 20-25 of the Bretonnian zombies. Next is a unit of High Elf zombies. Discount games store is selling High Elf spearmen for 9$ a box, so I got two of them and will be trying my hand at that soon. I looked at the HE sprue, and it looks like it should be pretty easy. I looked at the DE sprue just to see if it would work and the way their bodies and legs go together would make it impossible (at least for me) to convert them into zombies. But at 9$ a box, the HE were a no brainer.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/08 15:04:08


Post by: Tanakosyke22


 squall018 wrote:
 Archer wrote:
I love to see peoples take on zombie units, they can be so dull if they are ALL the GW box. Your Bretonnian ones look great, if I ever get around to needing to do hordes of Zombies I was thinking of trying to theme each unit to one of the different races, Zombie Empire, Bretonnia, High Elves etc. etc.


I have been working on building a unit of 20-25 of the Bretonnian zombies. Next is a unit of High Elf zombies. Discount games store is selling High Elf spearmen for 9$ a box, so I got two of them and will be trying my hand at that soon. I looked at the HE sprue, and it looks like it should be pretty easy. I looked at the DE sprue just to see if it would work and the way their bodies and legs go together would make it impossible (at least for me) to convert them into zombies. But at 9$ a box, the HE were a no brainer.


Are they having a clearing sale or something? Because that is a steal for any GW kit that price. I ask because I am not near you and live in the mid-west.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/08 17:26:39


Post by: squall018


They are actually based out of Ohio. They run an ebay store and will sell off their facebook page through paypal as well. They run weekly specials, and that was the one for this week.

And while they do have great deals, I will say that 9$ a box is not the norm for their sales. This was an exceptional deal and why I went ahead and jumped on it.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/09 00:45:36


Post by: Tanakosyke22


 squall018 wrote:
They are actually based out of Ohio. They run an ebay store and will see off their facebook page through paypal as well. They run weekly specials, and that was the one for this week.

And while they do have great deals, I will say that 9$ a box is not the norm for their sales. This was an exceptional deal and why I went ahead and jumped on it.


Hell, I would too provided I was not spending on other brands, still played the game and had a lot more money. But I am a college student so that kind of hinders that as well.


Although back on topic, I do like the WoC Warriors, but the armor seems to be a little flat. Maybe it can use a metallic wash?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/09 09:31:02


Post by: angelofvengeance


Been a while since I checked in on this blog. Great stuff there Squall
Always liked the Chaos Warriors and Knights kits


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/25 00:58:50


Post by: squall018


Thanks everyone!

So, continuing with the Chaos theme, I got the new Blight Kings as well as the new Gutrot Spume model. Nurgle is my favorite of the Chaos Gods so how I could I resist. Anyways, I got them in today and ran downstairs to get them built. The kit is simply amazing. It is not very modular, however. Pretty much each model has a choice of two fronts, and two arms on each side. So there is some modularity, but its not like a ball and socket joint kit. Doesn't matter to me, I still love them. I don't know how easy they will be to do conversion work on, but I'm sure people more talented than me will do awesome things with them. Anyways, on to the pictures.

Spume is in the middle





Next group of 3





Thats all for now. Thanks for looking!!!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/25 02:21:58


Post by: GrimDork


Those are pretty sweet. Gonna get that giant hundred-plus dollar nurgle monstrosity thing too?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/25 02:36:00


Post by: squall018


Nah, I love me some GW stuff, but even I'm not THAT hardcore.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/25 06:23:59


Post by: Tanakosyke22


I might think about getting some of those to run as a Orge list for Kings of War, then again I have no money.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/25 13:58:26


Post by: squall018


Just a quick WIP shot before I have to hit the road for the day. He's not done, but you can see the direction I'm going. Suggestions or thoughts are always welcomed... and probably needed.







Had a blast working on this guy this morning. Looking forward to getting more work on them over the weekend.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/26 11:55:03


Post by: angelofvengeance


Loving the Putrid Blightkings and Spume squall. They look like a really nice kit!
I went and splurged on Bitzbox and got myself some of the bits for my Beastmen army, as well as bits for my brother's Plague Marines and spawn.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/26 21:15:43


Post by: Archer


Those models are pretty epic, they do some wonderful kits.

I like your paint scheme. Not your typical Nurgle scheme, but definitely has that pallid, unwell look to them without dripping with pus. Keen to see the whole unit together.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/10/27 11:19:48


Post by: squall018


I wasn't sure how to do the skin tone. I might try to do it slightly different, as I'm not sure about the yellow yet. I will finish this guy up and see how he looks as I haven't really done much work on the skin besides a first basecoat.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/07 02:02:10


Post by: squall018


So I haven't been posting as much as I would like lately, but that doesn't mean I haven't been painting. I'm just going to photo dump a few things I've been working on. Hope you enjoy.

First off, I've been working on my IG army, the Baal 111th, for my gaming groups 1st ever tournament next weekend. Here are a few vets I finished up earlier tonight.





Next is some LOTR scenery I've been working on. This is my test scheme, but I'm feeling good with how it came out, especially with how little effort i put into it. Its from the ruins of Osgiliath set. Still need to build and finish the rest.





Finally, some orcs and goblins. I have a decent size OnG fantasy army and I'm always working on them. Slowly but surely...









Have a few more pics I will put up later tonight. Thanks for looking and feel free to comment!!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/07 02:07:39


Post by: GrimDork


I quite like the beards and bare chests to denote veteran status, I dig

I was feeling the stone and then I got to the wrecked wooden section, very nice!

Shaman's skull soup is pretty cool I also like the no-nonsense vibe coming off your big armored orcs as well!

Shoot, when I don't post for a couple of weeks at a time, I usually don't come back with lots of progress so I think you're doing just fine


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/07 03:18:18


Post by: Archer


Love the color of the walls and the wooden platform is really great.

Is the base on the Goblin Shaman part of the model or did you do that yourself?

How did you do the cloak on the Veteran Guardsman?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/07 03:33:35


Post by: squall018


Thanks, grim. The black orcs have definitely been my favorite orcs to paint. I tried to make them a little more rough looking. Didn't want them to give off a goofy vibe.

Archer, the cloak is just a bit firm the IG command sprue. Paint wise it's just a few layers of Mephiston red, then some P3 khador highlight, followed by GWs red glaze.

The goblin base is part of the model. I'm not that good at sculpting.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/07 05:08:03


Post by: EyeamRai


Fantasy Orcs and Goblins is such a never ending project isn't it? They're my main project right now. I was just painting up some Black Orcs as well.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/07 05:25:02


Post by: Tanakosyke22


I got some Mantic orcs as my main project that is a slow grow. My Orc and Undead army might be a mix-n-match of Orcs from different lines. Still, I like it mate!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/08 00:07:37


Post by: squall018


@EyeamRai- I have always liked Orcs, and love the way they play. I'm not a huge fan of mass painting though, so I just usually do a few at a time. Checked out your blog. That spider is creepy.

@Tanakosyke- I have some of the Mantic orcs, but I like the GW heroic scale more, especially with Orcs. I use the mantic ones as rank filler. I know a lot of people like the true scale more, and the Mantic Orcs are one of the few I know of. And they look prety darn cool too.

So I took a break from painting and did a little building this afternoon. Built some plague marines. I'm a pretty obvious GW fanboy, but I HATE finecast, so instead of using the stock ones, I just made some of my own. These are made from the Chaos marine kit, the plague bearers kit, and the fantasy Chaos forsaken kit.

#1





#2





#3 and my favorite.







Finally, a vert preliminary WIP shot of a Chimera for my IG tournament list. Hopefully I will do a better job weathering this one than I did the Leman Russ.



Possibly more stuff later tonight. Depends on how distracted I get by the End Times: Glottkin book I got in today!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/08 00:10:07


Post by: GrimDork


I like the plague marines, pretty neat.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/08 01:12:16


Post by: genom.cor


Good conversions in here, keep it coming. May want to try to hit some of those pesky mold lines though.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/08 05:11:56


Post by: Tanakosyke22


Yeah, if you are on a budget, they make great unit filters for Fantasy orcs and goblins it seems. I like the body of the Mantic ones more but I prefer GW's Orc heads more. Also, planning to mix and match different types of orcs as is because:
a) It gives me a (not so) good reason to paint and try different lines (possibly for cheap as well).
b) It kind of fits my fluff for the army I am planning to build up.


Also, I love the Plague Marine conversion for it! Personally, I thing you did a better job than the original models, without the need for green stuff. Almost reminds to get back to the idea of doing something with Legion.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/08 06:43:46


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


Simple but effective (and also cheaper and as you say non-finecast) job on the Plague Marines. I may have to invest in the Chosen kit for some Iron warrior kit-bashes.

How did you find the LOTR terrain? I think for the price it is great and scales well with anything from 28 to 32mm miniatures. Very easy to paint detail too.

Good luck on the Glotkin book too, your Fantasy Chaos look like they will be a great force. As for the Blight Kings what kindof points value do they have?



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/08 15:03:55


Post by: squall018


@Tanakosyke, I did have to use a little green stuff, but its barely visible. I'm no good with it, so I mainly use it to fill gaps or help a small joint than I do sculpting.

@T.O.T. The chosen kit is pretty awesome, but you will have to do some cutting as most of the arms have a weird angle joint that slides into the torso. You just have to cut and file to make it flat. It has some of the best chaos heads that GW makes IMHO. The fly head I like so much is from the plague bearers kit though.

I got the LOTR kit off eBay for 30$. Someone had it for that price on buy it now so I just snagged it.

The blightkings are 40 points a model but have better stats than ogres. They are listed as regular infantry though, as opposed to monstrous infantry, so suffer from some drawbacks from that. One of which is the huge footprint they take up on the battlefield, which can make them a little unwieldy to maneuver.

@Genom. I HATE filing mold lines. I may get around to it though.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/08 15:53:55


Post by: Tanakosyke22


Alright, I can see it now. And I get what you mean. I mostly use it to help with gaps and repairs.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/09 16:35:56


Post by: squall018


Ok, last few photos of the weekend. Finished up a couple more orcs and have been working on an Ogre mercenary for mordheim. I'm quite happy with how the orcs have turned out, and how the Ogre is shaping up. As I said earlier, not a fan of finecast, but this model did pretty well.









So thats about all I've got.Until next time...





Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/09 16:51:09


Post by: GrimDork


So are those savage/wild/whateveryoucallthem orcs? Ogre is pretty impressive too.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/09 16:57:46


Post by: squall018


Yeah, they're savage orcs. They are the main block of my OnG army. Love the models and they're pretty good in game too.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/09 17:02:02


Post by: kencotter


your plauge marines look ace i just started trying to truescale some didnt think to look at the forsaken kit for bitz

secondly what kit is the skeleton rat on your zombie bases from


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/09 17:03:38


Post by: squall018


 kencotter wrote:
your plauge marines look ace i just started trying to truescale some didnt think to look at the forsaken kit for bitz

secondly what kit is the skeleton rat on your zombie bases from


Thanks! The forsaken kit is great. Just a little pricey. The skeleton rat is from the Mantic skeleton undead kit.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/09 21:28:37


Post by: EyeamRai


I have a whole unit of bright green giant spiders but that gigantic spider is really creepy!
I'm not a big fan of batch painting either. I don't mind painting 5 to 7 goblins at a time though. I'm very behind in my painting for my campaign this month though. :(
Anyway, I really like your blog. I love that you're painting and playing a variety of things. Keep up the great work!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/16 15:47:23


Post by: squall018


So, this is going to be more of a gaming updapte than a painting one, but I was using the IG models I've been showing... so that counts, right?

My gaming group put on its first tournament yesterday in Lynchburg Va at Dragonfire games. We had 17 people come out which is a pretty awesome turnout considering my group consist sof about 5 people and we didn't know all these other 40k players were around! I took my IG, which is pretty much a mechanized infantry list. Here is what I brought.

HQ

Punisher Pask leman russ with Lascannon and 2 melta sponsons.
Leman Russ Executioner with heavy plasma sponsons.

Troops.

2 veteran squads with grenadiers upgrade and 3 meltas each, both in chimeras.

1 veteran squad with grenadiers upgrade with 3 plasma gun, in a chimera.

1 veteran squad with grenaiders upgrade in a taurox. These guys actually run the aegis line. My taurox sits behind it to and adds fire support.

Heavy

leman russ Demolisher with bolter sponsons

Wyvern mortar tank

Hydra flak cannon tank

plus an Aegis with a quad gun.

Its a little cheesy, but its a tournament dag nabbit! I did pretty well, scoring 25 out of 30 points over 3 games which got me a 2nd place finish. I took a couple pics of the games.

Game 1:

The Baal 111th takes on the Iron hands with legion of the damned allies.This was the closest game I played. I won 5-2 but my army suffered horrendous casualties. I was only able to pull off the win on the last turn by playing the objectives. It was a great game.

My opponents legion of the danmed. Notice the Deadzone terrain? I brought it and it worked great for the tourney and everyone was asking me about it. Wish I would have gotten it painted but oh well. Your welcome Mantic!



My guardsmen taking the objective in my opponents deployment zone on the bottom of the final turn. They won me the game. Their tank had been destroyed early on but they kept on going.



This is a picture of the very end of the game. Pretty much every vehichle you see is wrecked, including his flier. Ironically, the Taurox is not. It never got destroye the whole day. So much for them being so awful!!



Next game I played against a Chaos Marine Death Guard army led by Typhus. He had a ton of plague marines and zombies but very few heavy weapons, which made this a good matchup for me. I ended up winning 10-0 but my opponent was a great sport and I had a blast playing with him.

His Hell Drake got intercepted on the way in, and it destroyed his bale flamer. Beautifully painted model.



Typhus deepstriked in behind my line... then I instant killed him with my Demolisher Cannon on a lucky shot. Everything seemed to go my way this game.



My last game was against vanilla marines. This opponent also brought very few heavy weapons, so the matchup was very favorable for me. I ended up winning 10-0 and this game vaulted me up to second overall.

Deployment. He held some stuff in reserve and he has alot of things hiding in that building, so its hard to see.





This went poorly for me...



A sight that would make even the emperor proud.



And thats all the pictures I took. I really liked how this list played and will probably give it another go soon. I was the first game done in all three rounds, as moving tanks around is much faster than infantry. Another perk of a mech list. Well, that's all I've got, thanks for looking and feel free to comment!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/16 17:39:05


Post by: GrimDork


Seeing how much fun you had makes me wish I was in a place in my life where playing 40k would still be possible/fun. It still warms my heart to see other gamers chucking handfuls of dice in an attempt to bring the glory home though Tournament days sound fun though potentially busy/stressful. Closest experience I have to it was at gencon trying to get from demo game to demo game

Good to hear your guardsmen are holding up well. They're the real backbone of the empire, not the silly space marines


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/16 21:05:53


Post by: Archer


Glad to see the Imperial Guard (sorry Astra Militarum) doing well at a tournament. I wish I still had the drive to play competitive 40k, but it is just better for everyone that I keep my fluffy lists away from those environments.

Congrats on the results, your army looks a lot like my Imperial Guard does with tanks everywhere. I take it the Marines weren't packing drop pods full of Sternguard?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/16 23:19:46


Post by: squall018


@Grim- Tournaments are a little stressful, but for me it was more stressful getting my army ready and getting the tourney going. Playing was the fun part!

@Archer- I'm more of a fluffy list guy myself. We're normally a pretty laid back group, which is why we wanted to try our hand at a tournament setting. Its only my 4th tournament ever. So its fun to break out that stuff every once in awhile, but I would much rather play for fun on a regular basis.

Thought I would throw a few more pics up from the day that didn't include my army, just to prove that I'm not totally self-centered.

The knight on the left is actually a transcendent c'tan that had "possessed" a knight. Was a pretty cool model. The guy that had this (one of my old frat brothers) won the whole tournament.



Ork stompa vs. a different Necron army



Ghazkull death star!







These were the two best painted armies at the event. I played against the Death Guard player in my 2nd game. Gorgeous minis on both sides.



So those are all the pictures I have. Thanks for indulging me. We will back to our regularly scheduled programming next week!



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/16 23:21:58


Post by: GrimDork


Thanks for sharing, looks like a blast


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/17 00:13:07


Post by: Archer


I really feel that the pinnacle of the hobby is two armies facing off over some excellent terrain, really helps to get in the zone.

Thanks for sharing those photos and keeps reminding me that I should take some in game photos to prove that I am not entirely self centered as well....


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/17 02:53:03


Post by: Tanakosyke22


That knight on knight action almost resembles what I usually see in Warmachine. Still, glad you are having fun with it! Love the pics, but wish I could get back into 40k. :/


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/17 15:11:05


Post by: Paradigm


Seems I have missed quite a lot of awesome in here somehow! Going back a bit, those Bullgryn and the Mordheim stuff looks great, and I like what you've done with new Burgle stuff.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/17 18:41:28


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


Great to hear that you had so much fun at the tourny Squall. Which amy/unit/ player type did your Mech army find it hardest to play against?

Congratulations on the second placing too!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/17 19:01:29


Post by: squall018


 Thraxas Of Turai wrote:
Great to hear that you had so much fun at the tourny Squall. Which amy/unit/ player type did your Mech army find it hardest to play against?

Congratulations on the second placing too!


I struggled the most against the first list I played against, which was iron hands w/ legion of the damned allies. Their ability to deep strike in my back field, along with plenty of heavy weapons gave me a hard time. All of my Russes were gone by the third turn. I just stuck to the objectives and pulled off the win just barely. The highlight of that game was my lowly Taurox shooting down his storm raven gunship!

My other two opponents had a lot of infantry and few heavy weapons, which are good matchups for my list.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/23 16:10:10


Post by: squall018


Ok, so I had enough of 40k after the tournament last week. I switched over to fantasy this weekend. Got a few models done and thought I would put them up. I got a hold of the old warhammer skirmish book, so I've been trying to get some stuff painted to play.

Empire Great swords. I really like how these guys came out.





And some archers. I don't like these guys as much. There is no armor to break up all the purple, but oh well. They're good enough to play with.





And thats about it. Worked on the blight kings a little bit too, but I will wait until I get a few more done before I post pics. Thanks for looking and feel free to comment!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/23 16:19:43


Post by: GrimDork


Looking good! I agree that your scheme is stronger on the greatswords but it still works for your archerguys.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/23 19:44:14


Post by: EyeamRai


Empire stuff is looking fantastic. I especially like the Greatswords.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/23 21:56:06


Post by: Archer


The contrast between armor and cloth works really well on the Greatswords, may need to rip off the purple and steel look.

I feel the archers work as well, look very much like a royal's hunting party with all that purple....


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/23 22:06:29


Post by: GrimDork


Yeah those are the dudes that go on ahead of Grand Duke Archibald and shoot some deer for him to bring home, off the books of course


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/23 22:59:00


Post by: Paradigm


The Greatswords look great (see what I did there? ) and the archers, while they don't pop as much, are plenty serviceable!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/23 23:35:48


Post by: Scrazza


There's character in your miniatures. I like your work. I should check this blog more often


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/11/24 01:56:00


Post by: squall018


Thanks guys. I had a blast painting them. Probably going to be sticking with the fantasy stuff for awhile.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/10 02:53:05


Post by: squall018


So I haven't been spending a lot of time painting lately. I got an Xbox one recently and it has been VERY distracting. That being said, I got back into it the past few days and thought I would show my progress so far.

Little bit of backstory. You wouldn't really know it by looking at this blog, but I LOVE The Blood Angels. Love em. Think they're great. That being said I already have a decent amount painted, so haven't really put much up on here. I've been working on some death company in anticipation of the new codex. Thought I would put up a few WIP shots. Will have finished shots up later this week hopefully.





Thats about it. Really excited about the dreadnought. Have never painted one before! Thanks for looking and feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/10 03:58:04


Post by: GrimDork


Lookin good so far. I like the thunderhammer guy with the spiffy helmet for sure. Dread is gonna look great, I like the chaplain look of him, and the blender claws


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/10 11:15:02


Post by: angelofvengeance


Did you get the Deathstorm box set then Squall?

Just been assembling mine last night actually. Though I had to call it a night as my fan heater just didn't cut it in the man cave! Bitterly cold here in the UK- having some sort of 'Weather Bomb' over here.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/10 12:16:49


Post by: squall018


No, I've had these guys around for awhile. I haven't played with my BA much, since the codex is SOOOO bad. I don't mind a little weak, but the BA dex is a joke. That will hopefully be fixed Saturday, so it inspired me to pull out some of my models and get to work.

I thought about the Deathstorm box, but I don't play Nids and have all of those BA models except for the Termie captain. I will probably end up buying him off eBay.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/10 12:19:21


Post by: angelofvengeance


Captain Karlaen is pretty badass at WS6 I5 with a MC thunder hammer.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/10 12:22:07


Post by: Paradigm


Yay, Blood Angels! Looking forward to seeing that Dread, with a spiffy paintjob worthy of his new elite-slot-taking status!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/10 16:24:09


Post by: Tanakosyke22


I'd like to see more of some Blood Angels. Very well done, but I hope their codex does get a little better.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/10 18:01:58


Post by: Thraxas Of Turai


Digging the work on the Death Company. I am still a bit put off by the amount of detail on them, I may try and tone them down a bit. Loving your scheme though, the grey areas really help add definition.

To my shame I bought 2 Deathstorms, but having nearly sold all the Tyranids and rulebooks I have all but paid back my spending.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/10 18:03:22


Post by: GrimDork


^Thats the way to do it IMO


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/20 18:05:23


Post by: squall018


Thanks guys! I've actually spent some more time on the BA but nothing is done yet. Took some time off this morning from painting to do some converting. Made a few new chaos cultists. I've seen some guys on Dakka do some pretty crazy things with these models, but I went for some simple conversions. Tell me what you think.

All 5 have something done to them. Some are more obvious than others.



My two favorites a little closer up.



I went with my wife to the grocery store this morning. There is a goodwill next door to it and we always stop in there and look around before we go. I found this in there today for 2$ and thought it would scale great for fantasy / mordheim games. I think it does pretty well for 2 dollars. Thoughts?



Also in this picture is the Pegasus Hobbies river that I just got in yesterday.



Thats it for now. Should have more up later today, as I have some free time this weekend. Thanks for looking and feel free to comment.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/20 18:10:52


Post by: GrimDork


I see some Dark Eldar gear and a shield, neat

That church is pretty darn close on scale, should work well! I bet you could do a better paint job though


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/20 18:15:19


Post by: Paradigm


Cool stuff, reminds me I need to eventually so something with the Cultists I have lying around. And I have to say, you giving that guy a Riot Shield has given me an idea...

And I'm all for using toys as wargames stuff, especially if the price is right. (I'm in the middle of doing up a bunch of toy Star Wars stuff for gaming/display) That castle should make a very nice Wizardy Tower, Vampirey Dungeon or Imperial Manor. Do you plan to paint it up?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/20 18:19:51


Post by: squall018


I really hadn't planned to paint it, but now that both of you have mentioned it, I made do something to it. If nothing else add a wash to make the bricks stand out more and make it look a little more dilapidated.

Also, I love riot shields, and have been thinking for awhile that the bretonnian shield would make a good one. Turned out pretty well IMHO. Now the question is, Paradigm, what are you planning on?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/20 18:24:15


Post by: Paradigm


 squall018 wrote:

Also, I love riot shields, and have been thinking for awhile that the bretonnian shield would make a good one. Turned out pretty well IMHO. Now the question is, Paradigm, what are you planning on?


Something vaguely concerning some more Grimdark Inquisitorial Crusaders. I have a couple of squads already that use WFB Empire parts, but that's for my more fancy and decorated Ordo Xenos Warband. My Ordo Hereticus could do with something a little more grimy and ragged, I think.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/20 21:52:48


Post by: angelofvengeance


 squall018 wrote:
I really hadn't planned to paint it, but now that both of you have mentioned it, I made do something to it. If nothing else add a wash to make the bricks stand out more and make it look a little more dilapidated.


I was about to say- Looks a bit clean for WHFB/Mordheim (particularly Mordheim what with that place being hit by a big ol' meteor and all lol.)


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/25 02:09:28


Post by: squall018


Had some free time today so I worked on some of the Chaos guys I had converted. My group and I are doing a 1k per person team tourney soon, so I may bring my CSM. The bases aren't done because my Armageddon Dust dried out, but I will fix that this weekend. Anyways, here are the pics.

Plague Marines I converted a little while back. They look cooler in person, as the camera washed out some of the color no matter what I tried. Oh well.





And two of the cultists I showed last time. The riot shield I did freehand... which is painfully obvious. Oh well. It looks pretty good from 3 feet away and thats what I was going for with the cultists.





And thats about it. Thanks for looking and as always, feel free to comment.



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/25 11:53:33


Post by: Paradigm


Great Plague Marines! and my suggestion if you want to neaten the shield is some washes/weathering; the more you make it look bashed up, the less it'll matter how straight the lines are. And besides, I like to think these things just get daubed in paint by whatever the servitor/worker/cultist has to hand, so it's never going to be neat!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/25 13:19:35


Post by: angelofvengeance


Really liking those Plague Marines! Great work! Though it might be worth getting a white box (or paper w/blu-tac) as that yellow tub probably hasn't helped with the photos.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/28 00:54:23


Post by: Tanakosyke22


One of those Plague marines remind me of Nemesis from RE3 Squall.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/31 01:51:00


Post by: squall018


So I decided to just play Guard again in the upcoming tournament. Finished off a chimera and started work on another. Here are some pics of the finished one. Nothing too fancy, but I like it much more than the Russ I painted awhile back. I feel like I did a more realistic job with the weathering.







So the next thing I'm working on is a piece of terrain. For the tournament, we are also having a terrain competition. The terrain is going to stay at the store to help fill out some of the tables. Now, I don't know if I've mentioned this here or not, but I sell plumbing supplies for a living. I went through a bunch of our spare parts at work and came up with a pile of stuff. After throwing a bunch of it together I threw some random bits from my bits box on it and BAM! This is what I came up with.









I have the primer drying on this right now and will post some pics once it dries. Anyone have any thoughts?


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/31 03:00:09


Post by: GrimDork


Tank looks good. I like the mud on the treads/wheels.

Post up a pic of the terrain once it's primed if you like, the different materials are stifling my imagination lol. Definitely looks like some kind of arcane/gothic pump station or power whatsit though.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/31 03:45:24


Post by: squall018


 GrimDork wrote:
Tank looks good. I like the mud on the treads/wheels.

Post up a pic of the terrain once it's primed if you like, the different materials are stifling my imagination lol. Definitely looks like some kind of arcane/gothic pump station or power whatsit though.


Your wish is my command, Grim. Took a few pics with just the primer. Here they are. I'm quite fond of it, if I do say so myself.





Already started painting. I don't have an airbrush, so its going to take me awhile, but I will post progress when its at a point where it warrants it.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/31 03:49:55


Post by: EyeamRai


That looks great, squall!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/31 03:56:09


Post by: GrimDork


Yeah it looks a lot more coherent already. Definitely either a waste treatment facility or a power generator whatsit. The colors you use and maybe signage could help direct the theme also.

Looking forward to it


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/31 04:15:21


Post by: Archer


I am late to the party as always (I blame my wife). The cultists look excellent. I REALLY like the riot shield, will definitely be stealing that idea at some point. The hodge podge terrain piece looks really effective. Good eye to spot that one.



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/31 10:42:47


Post by: angelofvengeance


That's awesome Squall! Nice work!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/31 11:06:25


Post by: Paradigm


Nice and simple Chimera, the mud on the treads is great! Terrain looks good too, especially once primed.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2014/12/31 13:58:26


Post by: squall018


Thanks guys!

Archer, the riot shield was kind of a stroke of genius! I've always wanted to have some models with them but could never find anything that looked right. I've been using Bret men at arms for zombies so I had all their shields left over and it just kind of hit me. I will probably do some more before its all said and done.

The mud on the treads is just stirland mud, which is GW's textured paint. If you can't tell from every base on this blog, I'm a HUGE fan of GW's textured paint. I think it ads a nice look to the tank and have been doing it on all my IG tanks.

Hopefully will get some more work on the building tonight, as well as the Chimera. Just noticed I've been working on this blog for exactly a year. Its been a good year for hobbying!


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2015/01/01 16:30:32


Post by: squall018


So I spent some more time last night working on the as yet unnamed structure. I realized its going to take awhile, and with the tournament two weeks away, I don't know if I will have time to get it done along with my army. I figured the army was more important so I kept up work on the Chimera. But I have to bring SOMETHING to the tourney, so I figured I would make something easy. A few hours later, these industrial pipes came to life. This will be my contribution / entry to the terrain contest. Not the greatest, but perfectly serviceable.

I made them out of CPVC pipe and fittings.



I then primed them black, and put down two layers of P3 Blighted gold. Then a quick nuln oil wash.



I then put quite a bit (maybe too much) of the GW oxide technical paint, followed by a little Typhus corrosion.



I finished it off with a Vallejo dark brown wash.





So thats it. It was a pretty easy project to get done in an evening, and I was able to work on the chimera while things were drying.

On another note, I started this blog one year ago today. Pretty cool to look back and see how much I've gotten accomplished. Hopefully will be able to get even more done this year. For the next two weeks I will be focused on my Guard army (The Baal 111th) to get ready for the doubles tourney I have in two weeks. Expect pictures of tanks soon.



Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2015/01/01 16:40:11


Post by: GrimDork


While I'm interested to see where your other piece ends up, those pipes are pretty nice. Should be plenty to hide even a fairly large unit behind, and maybe a tank or two could get hull down as well.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2015/01/01 17:08:57


Post by: Paradigm


Really nice pipes! (probably my oddest sentence of the year so far ) The rusting is great.


Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting Warcry (pg19) @ 2015/01/02 02:15:41


Post by: squall018


Ok. One last update before I'm done for the day. I've spent a good chunk of the day on hobbying (I also went and saw the new Hobbit movie with my wife) so I wanted to show my progress.

First, a quick WIP of "the building". Two coats of brown paint on the main structure, plus the pipes and a few shades of dark gray on some of the circular odds and ends.



Next is my second (of three) chimeras for my IG army, The Baal 111th. Looks similar to my other one, but I made it different enough when I build them to be able to tell them apart. Really pleased with how it came out.









And thats it, on this one year anniversary of my blog. Thanks for looking and as always, feel free to comment!