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Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/04/28 16:52:52


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I'll have to show you some more of the Malifaux stuff I've got clunking around then Mr. Inquisitor. It's a dangerous rabbit hole to head down.

Decided to get back to painting some Khador stuff.


Some early paint applications on the somewhat Commissar- looking Kommander Malakov. I bet if you filed off all his Khadorian markings, he'd make a pretty decent 40k stand in.

Unfortunately he is one of the few Khadorian survivors I have. Most were put to death or exile as the Trollbloods took over my home. As the troll units have slowly been making their way to warmer and safer lands instead of on my shelves, Khador survivors have slowly been making their way back home to the Motherland.

I miss Harkevich. He was one of my favorite Khador models. Might need to get another one of him. Or the new Strakhov and his Kommandos. Or another Zerkova and her retinue.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/01 15:24:28


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Malakov got finished this weekend, despite being super congested and sick.


Both gentleman obviously have attended the North Korean school of pointing towards important things.

I'm at a loss on how to proceed with that Hac Tao though.

Back to Khador, I got my Koldun Lord ready for action the next time we play Frostgrave.

He'll be done soon enough. I had to borrow a wizard for our last game of Frostgrave. It didn't end well. Bob the Inquisitor straight up murdered my super expensive ranger on one of his mage's first activations, and I rolled absolutely abysmally despite casting all sorts of stat boosting spells on my soldiers. In the end he murdered my entire warband, with the apprentice passing away from his injuries (he was old anyways) and my soothsayer somehow making it out alive.

Next time he will face the glory of the Motherland!

And once my Koldun Lord has leveled up a few times, turning into a proper killing machine, he will be graced with a new model!

The new Greylord Forge Seer model! Man do I love this figure! He's HUUUUUGE!

Totally makes me want to pick up some cheap Man-o-Wars and use them for Templars or Knights in Frostgrave.

I also started building some of the Shieldwolf Shieldmaidens. I even attempted to paint and convert a few.




We'll see how they all turn out. I have a few more Khadorans who should be finished up soon, and then it's on to Custodes and Sisters of Silence.






Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/01 19:57:42


Post by: JoshInJapan


Nice work, as always. The Shieldmaidens seem to lend themselves to outrageous kitbashing. I ended up backing out of KS, so I will have to enjoy them vicariously-- more weird conversions, if you please.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/02 04:32:16


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


At first I thought the Koldun Lord was pretty boss. Then I saw the Greylord Forge Seer. (please tell me that's a plastic mini.) Those paint jobs really bring them to life; the red and gold make everyone jelly, but the grey says, "I'm approachable." Also, are they wearing stars of David?

The Shieldmaidens look good with heroic weapons and excellent with SoS arms, but I'm not sold on the chaos marauder hands and face. Perhaps some lipstick...

I really enjoyed playing Frostgrave. Hope you had a good time, too. Next time Shooty McShootface will be spared.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/02 05:45:21


Post by: evildrcheese


Cool. Digging the shield maiden conversions.

EDC


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/02 22:34:48


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


That Koldun Forge Seer is an awesome figure. He really is huge. He's mostly resin. His arms were metal, and I believe his hat was as well. Pretty nicely cast as well.

On first glance they do look like Stars of David, but they're a lightning bolt symbol thing in reality. The Greylords are all mystic types anyways, and considering their Eastern European stylings it wouldn't surprise me if they were the Khard version of Kabbalists or something along those lines.

I have a few more Koldun guys I'm working on. They'll show up shortly. I regret selling off my Obavnik Zerkova now.

The Shieldmaiden with the crazy proportions are mostly due to being made of mostly Forsaken parts. She's not done either... she's still too normal looking.

I'm going to try some Kingdom Death bits on them as well as whatever guns I've got left from my Sisters when I finish that unit up.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/03 15:21:07


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



I got a bunch of Kingdom Death resins in the mail on Monday from the Easter release, so I set aside Khador stuff for a day and decided to paint some new KD ladies instead... from Halloween.


That's the Dark Paladin. Who has now been broken three different times. At least I did a decent job of repairing her. Every time was due to my fingers getting hooked on the little claws on her wings.
I don't like how her eyes look in this photo. She looks better from a face forward perspective. I like how her skin turned out. I had tried doing it grey like the artwork, but it wasn't working for me, shading and highlights or not.
Probably going to brighten up the little parasite creature that gives her all her abilities later today.

Also have been starting work on the Latigo posse. Here's Perdita looking very incomplete. Probably should have taken a photo of her when more work was done... oh well.

Since today isn't windy it's time for me to go cheat on the Custodes and Sisters and have them all magically turn gold!






Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/04 15:55:43


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Shieldmaiden progress.







The Chaos- tainted champion gets a bit more prettied up.




and their male counterparts coming in behind them.



And something that I put off doing for a long time...


A Sword Hunter from the White Speakers of Kingdom Death. If I hadn't actually gotten this figure in a box from Mr. Poots himself, I would have sworn it was a recast. I really should have contacted them and gotten a new one. She was an encore figure, but probably the worst cast KD figure I've ever gotten.

For starters, none of her parts fit. Like, there were huge unsightly gaps. I tried to fill most of them in. There was also a lot of mold slippage all over her body. When you consider that like most KD figures she's scantily clad and it's all flesh that's getting messed up, that was a real problem. I tried to cut and file as much as I could.

Then there was her sword and strap arrangement on her back. Those parts were so thin and rough! I tried to clean them as best I could without breaking the pieces, but there wasn't much give as I tried to clean them off.

At the very least, her base coats are all done and I can start to try and make her look somewhat decent. I cheated and angled that really long sword on her back to be balancing against her foot and glued it to the base as well, so she's a little better supported. Prior to that she was balancing on the ball of one foot!




Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/05 07:39:33


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The Halloween pinup looks like she's taking a bloodtick selfie. Nicely painted. Is she a chromatic homage to Drizzt?

The shieldmaidens are coming along nicely. They look dangerous and colorful. I like how the colored cloth and hair break up the chainmail and armor metallics on the first couple. The gold is nice, too. A teaser for things to come.

That KDM mini sounds like a disappointment. For the premium price you pay, Poots should give you a replacement for a non-premium product.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/05 15:24:56


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



That's not the actual Halloween pinup though- this is.


The Dark Paladin just came out with the Necromancer, coincidentally at Halloween time.

Spent a bit more time cleaning up that Sword Hunter, and I'm feeling a bit less irritated with her now.


She needs a bit more work before I'm completely satisfied with her, but she's definitely coming along nicely.

I also tried to finish up work on a figure that's been sitting around here half- painted far too long now.


This poor Hac Tao Hacker has been stripped twice already and has at least 3 or 4 different coats of greys and metallics on him. I'm hoping once he gets deglossed the details come out a bit more apparent. I tried painting his striping like the original line art. I'm thinking I might go back with a blue or green and hit those tubes of his, since they all seem to be glowing in the art.

Speaking of things that have been sitting around, I also got started on the last few Wargames Exclusive Tau I have. Because even more are set to arrive next week. While it's early, they should match up decently to my already painted ones. Maybe some day I'll paint an actual GW Tau?


Last up is Malifaux's Alison Dade, muckraking journalist at large! She just showed up last night, and is such a randomly normal model (for my collection at least) that I had to get started on her!


She just may end up being my next Frostgrave Soothsayer! Her pen only speaks the truth, after all!

Debating if I want to attempt to pinstripe her leggings like in the artwork for her....


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/06 01:51:37


Post by: youwashock


The Sword Hunter is turning out nice. Definitely glad you didn't write her off. And go for the pinstripes.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/07 10:05:22


Post by: aku-chan


Wow, I wish I could paint up my minis as fast as you do!

I feel your pain with the Sword Hunter, I've received some pretty poorly cast minis from Kingdom Death in the past, like my Female Visionary who not only had a pretty bad case of mold slippage but actual chunks of the mold embedded in her recesses.
It's one of the reasons I stopped buying their resin stuff.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/08 15:55:48


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I wish I could paint up minis as fast as I could. Usually I get bogged down in family or work stuff that takes precedent. Given my full attentions I'd have probably completed a large chunk of my collection!

You also got me worried about my Visionaries now Aku! I've got both regular and pinup versions, and maybe I need to go inspect them a bit more closely to make sure they'll be alright.

I've found that if I get the first run stuff, even pretty late into the run, they tend to be nice quality.

So despite spending most of my weekend either cleaning up to host Mother's Day brunch at my place, or shuffle my wife all over the place since she is free of her indentured PTA servitude with the Japanese school, I did get a couple of things started.

I gave Alison's pinstripes a shot.



Still need to do her base and fix up a few spots on her.

I started and finished my Arkanaut Admiral!



I'm actually pretty happy with him. Even more so after seeing his rules in the new White Dwarf. Once I'm done painting the new dwarfs, I think it's time to finish up all my Warhammer Quest villains so we can play the game properly painted.

Also started up on these two dwarfs!


Both are pretty early in painting, but I REAAAAAAAALLLYYYY like these two. Top hat balloon man was a very fun build. He's got some cool rules in Sigmar as well. I think I need to post on GW's community page and have him see some Quest rules as well!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/09 15:26:36


Post by: highlord tamburlaine





Brokk Grugsson finished. I had to reglue him to his base two times. Finding something to help prop him up while he dried was probably the hardest part of assembly. Wish I'd positioned that flight stand a little farther back on the base. He doesn't overhang it or anything, but from the photo it looks like he's super lopsided.

Frustrates me he has no Quest rules. I want to use him, dagnabbit!

Now that I've decided on a color scheme for the Kharadrons I have , I started in on my Ironclad as well. Probably going to build some of the ground troops while I work on the flight crew of the Ironclad.

That boat is definitely having to be built and painted in stages. There's no other way to do it. It would probably make a lot of sense to spray that airship down, but nope, I'm just going all in on the brushes instead.

My *hope* is to have it done by this weekend. We'll see how close I can come to accomplishing that. I do have a bit extra time on Friday afternoon due to having a half day workday.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/10 15:25:25


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


So my frigate is under way officially now.


Got the instrumentation panel and floors done, started in on the dark parts of the hull. Guns and other deck parts will be attached shortly.
Going to need a lot more brass on this baby though!

My Wargames Exclusive Tau are nearing completion as well. Which just means the next batch will get started!



"The Samurai"



"The Assassin"



"The Sergeant"

They all need more work on their bases, highlights on their armor, grenades and ammo painted, but they're getting there. I just want them out of the way so I can start the ones still in their packages.

Here's a shot of my finished ones- the sniper is hiding in a prime location to pick off Imperium forces.






Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/10 16:53:09


Post by: Barzam


The Tau are coming along very nicely.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/11 05:30:46


Post by: youwashock


The Assassin is a very cool model. Looking good.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/11 16:05:40


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The Tau look a bit down. Kinda blue.

They look great, especially the finished ones. Yellow works well with their skin and armor color.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/15 15:25:46


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


This weekend saw the bulk of my Kharadron Overlords force get fleshed out. Grabbed the Endrinriggers and built most of the basic troop types, along with the Thunderers. I ended up with a fair amount of extra heads and arms across all three kit types, so after procuring a set of extra bodies we'll have all sorts of kitbashed Dwarfs read for action.

To prepare for their adventures they obviously need a boat ready.

Here is my incredibly sloppy, Cygnar- esque Arkanaut Frigate as it slowly comes together.


I promise it will look better! There's so much to do with it still. Not pictured are all the crew for the boat as well, who've all got their coveralls and basic brassy armor painted.

Here's another member of the crew though.

That's an Aetheric Navigator who is a lot farther along than the boat he will be riding in.
I hate how my golds, coppers, brass, and and bronzes all kind of blend together in the photos I take!


The other two new heroes will be making appearances soon as well, and once they're all done it's back to Warhammer Quest baddies so we can finally play the damn game!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/16 15:18:36


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


The Arkanaut Frigate's crew lounging about as they start to get painted while their vessel undergoes significant paint upgrades...



And the last two Kharadron heroes that came out this past weekend have been showered in metallics.



Not much to look at yet. I hope to get the basic troops started painting this week as well.

I've been having too much fun with the heroes though. I hope we see some more guys like this down the line!

We'll need some ground armor to act in tandem with the skyships. Some sort of mining mech or something....



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/18 15:42:13


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Not much has happened with the boat (not worth photographing at least- it's making progress slowly), but the crew are definitely preparing to embark on adventure soon!




The Endrinmaster himself is almost complete. Blurry pic doesn't help show all the different metallic elements on this dude. I love this guy and his ridiculously huge hammer.

His rules aren't too bad, but the fact he can heal up ships if he's with them is pretty nice, plus his whole overcharging his harness to do super high damage is neat.
Not pictured is the cool little tool belt attached to the back of his anvil harness rig.

Still trying to figure out how that extra visor on him grants a crazy Cyclops blast missile attack.



Here's the first of one of the Arkanaut Company guys I've tried painting. Satisfied with the overall results. Would look decent on any ship colors too.
I started finishing up my Sky Warden guys, and with all the leftover Khardaron bits I've got I'm going to start building up some cobbled Privateer types.



Early work on some more Wargame Exclusive Tau operatives. Should look better once I start working on them in earnest.





Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/19 15:53:25


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



Work continues on my sky dwarfs.

Aether- Khemist should be finished this weekend. Base is decent, now it's time to spruce up his giant backpack and beard of many pipes!




While I've been doing all the non- flesh of the Kharadrons, I figured it's time to finish up my Doomseeker as well.

Still needs a fair amount of work in certain spots- I forgot a few of his runes and his beard is in need of some serious shading and highlighting.



And whenever I've had some excess paint, I have been trying my hand at painting orks from the Shadow War box.



Unfortunately with their bizarre poses and spine curvature it's difficult to photograph him. Why are they so hunched over? I don't get it. It seems like the kit has a lot of similarities to the old plastic fantasy orks, making me assume you could probably mix and match parts, if you were so inclined. I'm not!

Of course I do have those Flash Gitz that need painting...





Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/20 16:14:33


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Is the ork's gun barrel half drilled? Looks unusual.


The sky dwarfs are coming along nicely. And the berserker is very bright and lively.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/22 15:39:25


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Yeah, I hadn't really finished drilling that barrel out. Problem fixed!

So I *almost* have that damned frigate done. Talk about a pain getting all the pieces put together and painted- lining up the struts that hold the engine things aloft was a pain, as all the constituent parts did not really want to line up correctly.



Now it's time to touch areas up, highlight the portholes, add a bit more chrome and polish to the metallic areas, and finish up the base (which is already in the process of getting painted).

While I'm doing that, I got back to work on a few unfinished weird west pieces.



Fat guy that looks vaguely like Ron Perlman is a Wild West Exodus Outlaw (if you can't tell from his giant base) and more work has gone in to Perdita (which probably isn't as noticeable sadly).

Unfortunately I have to go on a field trip and look at dinosaurs so I have no time left to post...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/22 22:29:59


Post by: JoshInJapan


Perdita has a really big gun. Like, Dirty Harry big. The airship looks like it would be a PITA to build and paint. I'm sure the end result will be worth it.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/24 16:22:39


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Y'know, in person, her gun doesn't look that bad. But I'll grant you it does look ridiculously large in her hands in that photo.

I'm not a fan of that Perdita model either. The way her head is molded looks strange, and from what I remember, it's one of the earlier plastic models. The pinup version of her looks way better. She actually has a legitimate face!

I got a bunch of sloppy progress shots for what I've been up to. Gotta keep posting 'em or I'll never get stuff finished before I head out of town for the bulk of June.



Wild West Exodus dude and his hollow waif buddies. Trying to decide what to do with whatever is in his mouth he's smoking. I probably should put some yellow/ orange on the tip to show it's lit.




Dorothy from the Twisted! steampunk line and Sonia Criid from Malifaux. Dorothy is a cool sculpt. There's a lot going on. I just haven't gotten to painting it all yet. Slowly but surely...



The second of the Necropunks and the first of my Oiran that I started painting. I still have the idea of doing a pure Ten Thunders/ Yakuza/ Triad warband for Frostgrave. Could be fun.



My Dwarf Cogsmith from latest Warhammer Quest game. Eventually we'll play the damned games, if I could ever finish painting everything! His gun brace and banner are getting painted too, they'll just get glued on when it's all done.

Not sure if I want to glue his engineer buddy on to the frigate or let him wander all over the tabletop by himself.

And now for something totally different- a Midknight Hero Super Chibi figure!



This is Takata, unbuilt obviously, which is one of their newer figures from the last successful Kickstarter they ran. He's an interesting visual homage to guys like Hotsuma from the PS2 Shinobi game, Date Masamune from the Sengoku Basara series, and a bit of the HUcast series of characters from Phantasy Star Online.

Here he is all put together with a Super Dungeon figure for scale reference.



This figure was a must purchase for me. Love the design influences, so naturally this guy is right up my alley. I hope to get him painted before we leave. He's got a buddy that takes his inspiration from Briaeros from Appleseed, but I haven't built him yet (mainly since I don't like the backpack design with the guy).

Only downside to the figure was the residue from the mold was a PITA to get off. Gave me some Raging Heroes flashbacks. Multiple scrubs later, the pieces decided to stick together.






Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/25 16:12:00


Post by: highlord tamburlaine




Yay! The frigate is based and ready for action!

Actually it still needs some touch up in a few spots, but it's as good as done. Unfortunately I have a ridiculous backlog of stuff that needs to be sealed now. We're looking at close to 50+ finished models including the frigate now.

Felt so smug with myself I up and ordered an Ironclad to go with it....

Continuing work on the Latigo posse. Perdita is pretty much done, so it's time to move on to her best bud Santiago.



Still need to do his eyes and mouth, and take care of the metallics. Not satisfied with his shirt and vest combo. Might make the vest a darker grey/green, and put a white or off white shirt underneath instead.

Had to base him on a 40mm base though. He totally did not fit on a 30mm one, rules be damned.

Continuing work on this Wargames Exclusive Tau Sniper/ Pathfinder/ Specialist girl.



And started in on her friend. Someone concluded here that it might be representing Darkstrider?



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/25 17:10:34


Post by: Barzam


The Malifaux and Tau are looking good. Are you going to do a gem effect or OSL on those portholes? A white line on the underside and a dot in the corner would really make them pop.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/25 18:54:07


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Yeah, porthole accents are on my to- do list.

Looking through the battle tome, I think I can legitimately run a good chunk of the battalion warscrolls that the dwarfs have available.

Plus with skirmish dropping soon, you'll probably be seeing these guys in action very soon.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/26 15:25:19


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Wrapping up the Cogsmith.




That makes at least 3 finished Quest heroes now (I'm totally counting my previously purchased Lord Celestant in that count). Probably should get around to that Gryph-hound that came with the Celestant one of these days. And then the whole pack of them as well...

My son has expressed a strong desire for me to get off my butt and start painting up my plastic Lord of Change. Supposedly he wants to use my Tzeentch stuff against the Duardin. Fair enough. I think I will try to get some Tzaangors and Acolytes started at least before we head for Japan.

Of course if he could play Khorne, we've got more than enough of those guys finished.

Also began working in earnest on my Khadoran Frostgrave project. He's got a while to go though-



Yuri the Axe, a homicidal hermit woodsman who was pardoned by the Motherland in order to go butcher up their enemies. Fair enough. I think he may just be lonely. Maybe if I have a female Manhunter he wanted be as prone to homicidal rages? Then again, a couple that slays together, stays together...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/05/30 15:27:06


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!

A few days left of school/ work, a few days til we hightail it out of the country, a few days left to paint (and maybe game? Nah....).

So I really need to step up the process of finishing projects up!

Something that's never been seen yet on Dakka- my Grand Master Voldus!


Happy with his progress. Needs some more gold embellishment still.


The Pale Rider's ride! Not sure how well the pink base coat shows up now. Wanted him nice and raw looking under his skin.

It so happened that while I was painting him, I was painting up the Flesh Eater Court start collecting box my son talked me in to.

So here's the first of the Crypt Ghouls.





And a few extra Reaper Bones guys to help swell his ranks for the skirmish game.



And here's his proxy Ghoul King with an attendant to use in the meantime, as I haven't started in on the Crypt Horrors or the Zombie Dragon yet.



I need to do more with that proxy King. The details were really shallow on him.

Also got started on my Arkanaut Company in earnest.



Someone's got to stop the maddening feast of those damned Ghouls! I've got just about every infantry type for the Kharadon started now. Hopefully I can get them finished before we leave!

The crazy thing is after seeing the artwork for the battleships the Kharadon have, my dad has gotten it in his head to attempt to build one himself. Considering how many 1/32 battleships the guy has built in my lifetime, I'm sure he'll come up with something interesting. So now, it's off to eBay to scrounge up those balloon things for the Arkanaut ships and as many extra turrets as I can come across!









Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/06/03 00:05:03


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


We realized that there wasn't much of a difference between the Ghast unit leader and the Courtier, so we made our own for our Flesh Eater Courts.




We used the extra set of wings that the Vargoyle leader gets or whatever the giant bat guys are called and slapped them on. Simple and effective.

Here h e is with all the other ghouls finished up! Started the Crypt Horrors and another Courtier to go with our skirmish group.




Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/06/03 00:23:38


Post by: Miguelsan


Those dwarves make me want to buy some for me too, but not at Japanese prices.

M.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/07/20 19:11:31


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


So.

Finally not super jet lagged, and I have been steadily plugging away at completing some of the mess I left prior to exiting the states for the last 2 months.

A lot of these were projects I started a long time ago, and after quite an expensive vacation and getting solar panels installed, I need to be more mindful of my hobby spending.

So without further ado, things that I finally finished.



The mighty lord of Khorne from the starter box, that I got the week it came out! Still not done with that box though... getting there, little by little!



My first Chaos Knight, ever!



And a friend to keep him company while I finish the rest of the unit.



A difficult to photograph Lord Chompy Bits from the Neverborn.



Drycha Hamadreth, who I don't know if I ever posted any WIP in the first place. Maybe I did? Quite happy with her. Got quite a few friends for her waiting to get started.



Ogres! Bones 3 Ogres at that! I love his door as a shield.



And his buddy



Rear view of both of them.



Plus an Aquatic Ogre from one of the expansion sets in Bones 3.



A completely reworked and rebased Skulleaper. Maybe I posted him before? I had stripped him at one point and gave him an extra arm, because why not? He's already got a tail and a scorpion claw...



A spiky growth affected Bloodbound warrior from the multipart box.



A Chaos Marine from the Dark Vengeance box I believe?



Dorothy from the Twisted! game.



And after actually receiving my Toughest Girls in the Galaxy order, I decided I'm going to actually get to work on them! Here's the first elf I painted (I did a Sister a while back).

...and there's still more. That's enough to post for now!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/07/20 21:58:30


Post by: Barzam


You've been busy since you got back. I wish I had the time to spend painting stuff. I feel like I haven't worked on anything for over a week, even though it's only been a few days.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/07/21 01:13:18


Post by: Theophony


Nice progress, lots of cool characters there. I missed out on the twisted campaign, but too many cool things out there and my budget is too small.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/07/21 02:52:52


Post by: youwashock


Wow! Quite a spread. My favorites are the TGG elf and Drycha.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/07/21 05:47:27


Post by: evildrcheese


Wow a positive smorgasbord of stuff.

Loving that re-worked Skullreaper.

EDC


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/07/25 17:53:45


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Smorgasbord round two!

Played Shadows of Brimstone over the weekend with Bob the Inquisitor and Barzam. It's been a while and I forgot a fair amount of rules (natural 6 being a critical and ignoring defense for one).
I hadn't played in a while as I'm waiting for the rest of my Minecart, and I have a weird habit of not touching games until they're "complete" so to speak.

We had fun and it got me in the mood to get back to my 1.5 stuff.

Started and finished my Trederran Raiders. Here's one pose.


And the other.


And the whole group. I did them super simple, but they're done and ready for the table at least.


Also got around to finishing the Pale Rider for Malifaux finally.


Speaking of Malifaux, did a quick and dirty set of Sorrows and the last Hollow Waif I had.


A Komainu, who I thought would have been much larger (despite sitting on a 40mm base, seems quite small and low to the ground)


A Gaki that will see use elsewhere,


As well as my Arcane Effigy, who was supposed to get unveiled in a game of Frostgrave that ended up getting canceled.


This guy is TINY! Those stupid candlestick holders! I am shocked I did not break him. I was quite happy with how his spell book turned out.


Considering how tiny that book is... anyway, he's totally my new Frostgrave apprentice. The plan is to take a pure Malifaux group.
Although I'm also thinking of using this guy with him as my actual Wizard.



I know not many people like him, but I'm happy with how he turned out.

Also played around with my Silver Tower Brimstones, and tried painting a Pox Walker with multiple puke- like washes.



Continued on with my Kharadron Overlords as well.

First Grundstok Thunderer complete!


First Endrinrigger as well!


From the side


And a guy I built with leftover Kharadron bits from a bunch of kits.


Arkanauts aren't supposed to have aethershots!

...plus there's still more to come that's currently drying.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/07/29 00:42:43


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I went through a lot of red paint this week. Lots and lots of red!



Red paint for the newish plastic Khadorian Grolar warjack kit,



Some more red paint for one of the Shael Han's "Children" from CMON's Wrath of Kings line. Who doesn't like cybernetic steam punk kung fu Ogres after all?



Another coat of red gets my female Ogress form the Bones 3 campaign closer to completion. She's got a goblin on a leash hiding behind her skirt I need to do still. She'll be part of my inevitable Ogre Frostgrave crew.

Not sure if she'll be the Mage or the Apprentice though...



Much red has been spilled on this Mournfang crew I started working on around the time that they got reboxed. Everyone is painted, just going through the process of basing them all now.



This guy got some new skin as he was a hobby shop consignment salvage that I later added even more junk to, got unsatisfied with, tore him to shreds, and then slowly repainted and rebuilt him. He may have shown up around here ages ago.



Not completely red, but more of a reddish brown, my Stonehorn is finally finished! Had it since pre end times. Seem to have lost his reigns for the Ogre on top sadly. Will keep hunting around for them...



Also not red in the truest sense of the word, but at least hit with a red wash, is my albino magic- using ogre and his flock of birds. I just won an auction for another giant who will be lending this guy the birds from that kit.
The lump on his head is a crow, and there's a few more birds perched on his staff that I made far too tall for the photo.



Another guy who got hit with a red wash, my second finished pox walker. His teeth are hard to see in this photo. Strange.



Got my first Kairic Acolyte done! Only 9 more to go and I can finally use them all in Warhammer Quest! Also, another Thunderer done.



...that's... not red. Whoops. One of my few remaining unfinished trolls is now done.



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/07/30 20:46:12


Post by: aku-chan


Wow, what an awesome and random assortment of minis!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/01 20:12:35


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



Got a Tzaangor Shaman for an actual reasonable price the other day. Couldn't stop working on it.



Still need to finish up his magic potion on his belt and do the trim of the base, but he's basically finished. Reasonably satisfied with him- it'll look decent from a distance and I figured out what colors to use for the other Tzaangors- you can see a few hanging around in the background there with the acolytes.

Started working on a Curseling and about a dozen ogres that naturally all have to be special (red) snowflakes and be unique...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/08 13:43:46


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


BONES FOR THE BONES GOD!

As I shudder to wait for the inevitable beginning of the school year and the return to work/ reality, I figured I ought to start doing something with the ever- growing pile of Bones figures that's accumulating in the corner of my office.

So for the remainder of the Bones 4 kickstarter, I'm going to paint some of my Bones figures. My goal is 30 Bones in 30 days. A reasonable goal, yes? Here's what's been started since the campaign began.

#1


A Cimmerian Barbarian looking chap, straight out of John Buscema's artwork on his 70s Savage Sword of Conan magazine run.

#2


This guy gives me a Slaine vibe for some reason. Naked barbarian with funky helmet makes me think Fomorian. His hands are also really weird. They either have two many fingers or they all just fused together Cronenberg style.

#3


A rather generic tree man/ plant elemental. A shame you can't see the highlighting I did on it, but that's what happens when I take photos in a dark room in the middle of the night I guess.

#4

A very cool sculpt. Always wanted the metal version of this jolly monk. Bones will suffice.

#5


This woman of the Law sadly has a very mushy face. I tried to paint in some eyes, but the detail was really shallow. I think I need to get a different color flesh tone to try and paint in a mouth.

#6


Just for Barzam, because he loves Halflings. What else would they possibly do than be relegated to the food service industry?

#7


Yet another red skinned ogre! He won't get to hang out with his friends in the ogre gallery sadly. He's going in my fresh new Bones gallery!

#8


I'm counting this as one entry, as technically I started all bu the dude with the helmet and sword in the back prior to the Bones 4 campaign starting. But I finished them all together, so they get counted as a group!


With close to a third of my goal being done, I'm going to try and rush through some of my remaining WIPs sitting in front of me- mainly Tzeentch stuff and Ironjawz.

Plus more Bones!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/08 17:09:28


Post by: Barzam


Not a bad plan, tackling those Bones figures. I've still barely touched my Bones 2 pledge.

That halfling though. The guy can't be bothered to even wear shoes, yet he thinks he's qualified to handle food? I'll bet he doesn't even wash his hands.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/08 18:29:02


Post by: youwashock


Huh. I missed No-nan in the mass of Bones that they had done. May have to put him on the to-buy list. Great spread of figures.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/08 18:35:42


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The ogres are a ton of fun. The Bones minis look good. Shame that law woman will have to be wished into the cornfield.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/11 22:08:49


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Nah, I have plenty of other Bones that need to get wished out to the cornfield. She isn't one of them.

The super disappointing Behir is one. Small, fiddly parts, super bad warping... it's just a sad excuse of a monster compared to the old D&D prepaint.

Bones minis are coming along, but they're at a very sloppy point that I don't feel like posting them yet.

I did however finish up a few other outstanding items.



First actual Tzaangor finished, well, besides the Shaman one. Technically the Shaman wasn't even the first, as I've got an Enlightened I painted in pieces finished a while back, just need to finish his disc and glue him together.



The Tzaangor mutant from the multipose kit.



Some out of focus Kairic Acolytes to hang with the Gors and Gaunt Summoners.



The Ork Air Traffic Controller.

Actually the Warchanter has some pretty fun rules as he drums away on his opponents with his literal beat sticks.



Some more Ironjawz hanging out with nothing better to do than grimace and look menacing.



The Ironjawz Brute boss, who has mysteriously lost his chest armor. At least he's still reasonably armored and can still head into battle with his giant crab claw and mace.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/11 22:35:59


Post by: Barzam


Is this all stuff in your classroom? What's that terrain? I don't recognize it.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/12 00:01:56


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


The terrain is some stuff I picked up on eBay. I'll show you this weekend.

Only stuff in my classroom currently is a very extensive kaiju collection.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/14 13:40:43


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Start things off with a requisite Bones figure-

#9


A nice looking skeleton archer from the Bones 3 campaign I believe.

Got another half dozen that are coming close to being done enough I can show them off soon enough.

But I continued to plug away at the Tzeentch stuff that's been in front of me for a long time now.



The Curseling's armor is pretty much finished at this point. It's not 'Eavy Metal quality, but at least it's recognizable compared to the package paint job.

Just need to do weapon and base at this point.



I won this guy in a lot along with a few other Tzeentchian mage types that were customized. I could not for the life of me pry this tentacle arm off, and I tried many solutions.

It's actually a head tentacle from a Herald of Tzeentch who I got from the same owner that was also "improved," who is currently waiting for me to figure out how to fix him up.



The first of my Enlightened. He's very close to being finished, so why not post him? His disc was probably my biggest hang up on what to do with him, and upon gluing everything down, he hangs way more over the base then I'd usually like.



Our Crypt Haunter Courtier. I like the weird old avocado color of his skin. Something different. Not sure if the other horrors will be a similar tone or not.



....and something totally out of my comfort zone. I really like this model. His jacket gives me a western vibe for some reason. I thought about cutting that gun and giving him a Stormcast pistol, maybe put a sword in his other hand and use him as a custom Lord Relictor, but then I thought nah, he looks cool as is.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/17 15:21:29


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


More Bones.

#10


This guy just did not want to photograph. Doesn't help that he has really soft facial details as well, and actually is kinda plain. I'm probably going to go back over some spots and re-highlight some areas.

#11


Necromancer/ cultist leader type from one of the expasnions. I forget which campaign. Maybe 2?


#12


The nipple slip barbarian, that I don't think anyone actually asked for. I honestly wonder if this is a figure that's going to generate a lot of sales, because it did nothing for me and I just slopped paint on her to meet my 30 figure quota.

#13


I think this guy was from 3? He's painted up to match all my Frostgrave cultists, and goes well with the guy with the spellbook who was up a few photos.
A rogue paint splash ended up making a pretty good Bindi on him, as well as a scar mark on his cheek. I'm going to go back over those with appropriate colors and leave them there.

#14


This figure I like, and put a lot more effort in to. I'm guess she's some sort of healer/ alchemist/ priest type? My daughter likes her to. I may have two of this figure now, as she had convinced me to purchase one for her one day at the hobby shop. I'll have to do the other one totally different upon finding it.

#15- HALFWAY THERE!


A mushy faced Bones ninja hiding in a dark alley with an all sorts of bendy sword.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/17 21:42:19


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The cultists are cool. The barbarian could work if you were building a diorama of a low budget 80's barbarian film from the Philipines. "Deathslipper 2: Areola Borealis"!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/18 16:16:58


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Those cultists are pretty nice actually. I'm going to have to get some of the ones that were included in that Mythos expansion one of these days. I have no idea if they've hit retail yet or not.

The Bones saga continues to unfold...

#16 & #17


Either this guy is an undead detective or his face is really gaunt, to the point of looking zombified. He has barely any nose to speak of. Maybe he's just a hard drinker and been out in the sun too long.

His accomplice is hiding a gun behind her handbag, but you can't see that from the front. You can't really see that from behind either- it wasn't until I'd actually painted her that I realized that's what she was doing.

#18


Out of focus zombie attack! This guy's face doesn't look much better than the pistol packing lawman above.

#19


The final Bones 3 Ogre completed! I'll get a picture of him and all his buddies some other time to include in my Ogre folder.




My favorite of the new Grymkin models for Warmachine/ Hordes, Lord Longfellow. He's a giant upright spider in a trenchcoat with a Venetian mask and 4 dueling pistols. What's not to love?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/23 15:29:14


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



2/3 of the way through, just like the actual Kickstarter!

#20


A Hobgoblin boss type Bones figure. He had no eyes. They were just smooth. Is he a blind ninja master, who's keenest eye looks inwards? Perhaps.
Might do some more work on his fancy equipment parts.

#21


The most pointlessly questionable figure from the Bones 3 campaign. Why did we need such a malformed Fomorian? I mean, he's not just malformed, but seems to be suffering from Elephantitis. Naturally he needs to fit in with the rest of my Ogres though.

#22


A goblin covering up his nakedness with a shield that needs some better shading....

#23


A Bones bullywug? Was that what the frog guys were called? I had a pair of plastic toy frogmen like this when I was a kid, and they were some of my favorite toys growing up. What a nerd!

#24


A pair of gremlins. Counting them as one entry since they were attached to the same sprue. They're also very tiny, as you can see from this size comparison pic-



Looking at that photo, I probably should have put a human scale figure in there for reference as well...

I also would have probably gotten more Bones done if it wasn't for the following guys-



Flashgitz! The boss here is the furthest along of the group, but the rest are close behind. Working on the group's banner poles as well. The biggest frustration with them was figuring out how the to paint them. There's so much stuff going on with them it took me ages to figure out how I wanted to paint them, and many sections have been painted and repainted over adn over again. They'll be done soon enough though...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/23 19:43:55


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The bullywug and hobgoblin are inspiring. The ork looks extra sharp. Going back through previous images, I think I need to steal your tzeentch scheme and adapt it for my Eldar. Vallejo Game Color turquoise, right? What do you use for highlights or washes?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/25 17:59:40


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



#25


Sir Bonsey of Bonesium, Knight of Bone. His helmet reminds me of Mola Ram from Temple of Doom.

#26


...the Cowardly Lion? Yeah, that's what this. It's certainly not a boy from hell. No way in... hell.

He'd make a pretty decent Brimstone character. Made sure to give him some emerald goggles while I was at it.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/28 14:17:22


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


@Bob- I double checked on the Tzeentch color, it's Vallejo Blue-Green.


#27


Don't know what this guy is supposed to be. Reminds me of Roland from the Dark Tower for some reason. He's got a gun, but I painted the handle pretty light and it looks like it's part of his hand now. May need to fix it.

#28


A random elf lady. Has a really high forehead in my opinion.

#29


A random thug from the Stonereach expansion or whatever it was called. There's 2 other guys that look similar to him- once they're done I've completed my challenge, all before the current campaign ends!



Also finished up the Dreamer, but the goat Bones seems to have stolen the focus of the picture. He even has eyes painted!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/31 04:31:45


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


THIRTY BONES!

Finished the 30th and 31st respectively. Now to paint other stuff, and ignore the 2 or 3 dozen other Bones I've started...



His shield arm is extended way too far out. Otherwise he's a nice generic grunt.




The Solar from Bones 3, with the thug hanging around for scale.

I wish they'd kept him more bestial like they originally showed. His wings still look wicker to me. I need to finish up detailing his weapons and armor as well.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/08/31 16:24:38


Post by: youwashock


That Gunslinger model is pretty sweet. I like the Solar, too, but agree those wings are a little woven looking.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/05 04:57:09


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Well the campaign ended, I spent enough and know I'll spend more prior to the pledge manager closing.

In the meantime I just kept painting those damned Bones. It's like there is no end to them!



There's this dapper gentleman, ready to pose in front of a sunset. I do like that he looks like he's going to go off trekking for loot, not wandering down to the local tavern empty handed.



Another Hobgoblin, rushing out to meet his loved ones in a welcoming hug.



A Pathfinder iconic something or other. He looks busy. So does the original artwork.



A Viking covered from head to toe leaving no flesh exposed for me to paint.



A smug Necromancer who's shown up here before

looking all pleased with himself for his latest concoctions.



A random Greylord of Khador I finally got around to finishing!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/06 17:22:50


Post by: highlord tamburlaine




A random greenskin goblin champion from Bones.



Yet another no good Bones ruffian.

Gotta love the generic mooks they've been putting out. Perfect for underlings or Frostgrave fodder.

Now if only I'd finish those flashgitz...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/06 21:38:32


Post by: Theophony


I always loved goblins with bright green eyes, and speaking of eyes the ruffian looks like he's got eye makeup on to cover a black eye of two .


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/08 18:35:06


Post by: highlord tamburlaine






WAAAA~ This martial artist moves so fast my camera can't record him! He looks like a Thai kickboxer, except wearing a skirt and a belly shirt.

I had to paint something under it.



Not sure what Baldy Bones' deal is, looking all aloof with his pointy stick behind him. Is he an elf? Half elf? Professor X? I'm not sure.



What happens when your character actually has to wear every item they've looted off the battlefield.



A gnarly old guy waving his weapons indiscriminately at passersby. Or possibly doing Yoga stretches.




...a wild Bloodstoker appears! Where'd he come from? His starter set came out ages ago. Almost finished with him. Time for details and more highlights.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/08 19:44:06


Post by: Theophony


Baddie is obviously a wannabe elf

The khorne guy with his sword/spear/trident needs a greenstuff marshmallow on the end of it


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/08 19:57:30


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The bald guy is patiently waiting for the studio to green light the third D&D movie so he can reprise his role as "disappointing villain".



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/08 20:35:46


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


...I totally should give him purple lipstick and name him Damadar, shouldn't I?

Gawds what a travesty that movie was.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/09 01:58:26


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I dare you to do it. Ruin that model. Er, I mean paint him as glorious homage.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
I've seen worse fantasy movies, but they had Amber Benson in them.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/09 17:20:07


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I dunno... I'm going to have to dig through my Bones piles and see if there's a suitably bald and armored chap to play the role of Damadar. The elfy guy isn't fabulous enough to pull it off.

I got some neat stuff in the mail yesterday.

First up are some of Prodos' newer Warzone figures. These are some Mishima Shadow Hunter Ninjas.






What sucks is that my phone really doesn't pick up the depth of the details on these guys/ gals. They're really crisp, and the amount of clutter on both their bases and bodies is quite impressive.

Also of note is that these guys are made with their Unicast procedure, so they're all one piece and no glue required- even the bases.

I was sad to hear their Empire of Men kickstarter is going with resin instead of the Unicast stuff, but I've never had an issue with Prodos/ Archon resin anyways.

...and speaking of resin, I got these guys in from GT STudio Creations from Spain.



They ran an Orc warband kickstarter a while back, but man are these orcs MASSIVE. That's a female champion. She's already quite a lot bigger than a human.

Here's her male equivalent.



I got the unarmored variation they made of him, but haven't put him or the goblins I get together. Funny enough, their goblins are much more in scale with other lines.



...and then there's the Warlord. Dude is larger than some of my GW ogres.

Not sure how to paint them. Go with regular greenskin, or paint 'em red and toss them in with all my ogres? They're almost the same size after all, if not significantly bigger...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/09 22:03:04


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Those ninjas are fantastic. The orcs look great, too, and ambiguously ogreish enough to justify red paint. I say, go red.

BTW did you get my text? Thanks again for getting me started on Shadows of Brimstone.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/10 02:57:34


Post by: FabricatorGeneralMike


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Those ninjas are fantastic. The orcs look great, too, and ambiguously ogreish enough to justify red paint. I say, go red.

BTW did you get my text? Thanks again for getting me started on Shadows of Brimstone.


Seconded for Red, I think they would look fantastic red.

I love the Ninja's also. I am a sucker for Ninja's


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/12 16:04:52


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



Them Bones just keep on coming!



An early shot of that Dark Elf warrior we talked about during the Bones 4 campaign. Had to paint him just because.



Some half dressed Asian looking warrior lady? Figured I'd try going with a Seung- Mina color scheme, even though it doesn't match exactly.



The super busy Pathfinder Iconic Ninja with a sculpt that's all over the place. Her face is all kinds of squished up and distorted. Decided I'd paint her up like GI Joe's Jinx, because as my blind ninja master once said, "The keenest eye is that which looks inward."



Working my way through my Malifaux backlog. Got started on my Rail Crew last night. They should paint up right quick, as I'm keeping them pretty simple.

Going to have to build my Talos to hang out with the Rail Golem there.



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/12 17:04:33


Post by: Barzam


Geez. Everyone in this update except the Asian girl has weird proportions. The elf and ninja are really thin and those eail workers have weirdly elongated limbs.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/12 18:07:16


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Yeah, even the wife and kids commented on the rail worker proportions. Those are early plastics. What's weird is the master is pretty well proportioned, and so's the big beefy henchman dude. Don't know their names offhand...

Elf is an early bones, ninja there's no excuse other than being based on an older Reaper metal figure. Not sure if she was in a later kickstarter or not. Asian girl was in 3 I believe.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/15 04:08:50


Post by: Miguelsan


I was very close to buying some Mishima Shadow Walkers while on holidays, only the lack of a pistol made me balk. I know it's silly but I like my techno ninjas armed with modern weapons too.

M.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/15 04:53:08


Post by: youwashock


Those orcs are really cool models. And intimidatingly large.

I only own one unicast model, but I was very impressed by the quality. Looking forward to seeing you tackle the Mishima ninja.



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/18 06:15:38


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I'm looking forward to how I tackle those ninja as well- I don't remember where I put them even!

I STILL haven't primed anything. My priming tray is getting to the point where things will either spill over or break. Probably should do that soon.

So I just kept painting Bones.



A paladin type guy.



Cthulhu in all his glory!



...and showing just how large Cthulhu is with a hill giant (that'll be an ogre chief) who's still in progress.

In non- Bones news, I am making progress on my Tzeentch stuff.



2nd Enlightened almost finished!



Primaris Librarian begun, and then it's on to the wonderful city of Malifaux!



Look, a gretchin servitor, I mean a Gremlin Survivor!



The Arcanists' Amina Naidu, who went from looking vaguely hispanic in the art to an East Asian/ Indian woman. Got a bit more to work on with her. Didn't realize til now that she's got a vest on, not a jacket. Works as a jacket though....



I've also started working on acquiring/ building up some scenery for when Carnevale arrives!

In the meantime I plan to use these buildings with Osprey's new Dracula's America rules. They seem pretty easy and reminds me a bit of Frostgrave mixed with Necromunda. Hopefully can try it out soon!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/22 18:09:26


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



After reading the article about the dude who spent tens of thousands on Kickstarters and finally started to get a clue, I figured it was time to revisit the one that started me down this terrible path-

Kingdom Death: Monster

I'd had the Butcher just about done for months now, so I finally took those last few steps to completing him and getting him ready for the game.



Not the best picture as his cleaver is blocking most of his body I now realize. I may try photographing him after I seal him.

I also got a lot more progress done on the King's Hand.



Now he needs a significant amount of work still, but my goal is to get him done this weekend.

That only leaves the Watcher and Phoenix to paint, and then I can OFFICIALLY play Kingdom Death painted! How many years late to the party am I? Heck, I may have 1.5 showing up before I finish the phoenix...

Also started to paint up Kandara for Malifaux's Arcanist faction.



She can go hang out with the Rail Crew who are getting sealed this weekend... hopefully.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/22 20:21:24


Post by: youwashock


That last batch there rules. Loving the color combo on The Hand.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/23 16:23:37


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


That's a lot of terrain. Pretty awesome.

The Butcher looks kind of Orky to me for some reason. The hand looks great, and the arcaneist is very colorful. Looks like one of the posters my floormate in college used to stare at while he was ...recreating.

Love the little Cthulhu.


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PS. I love the warpriest's blingy wrath, but Is that hammer made of gold? What will happen to that malleable malleus when he smashes it against something harder than a goblin's head?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/25 14:34:30


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Got my King's Hand done last night, and tried to overcompensate for the dark by turning the brightness up. Didn't work as well as I'd hoped. Happy with the results. Not the greatest paint job out there but it's totally serviceable.





and my assembled menagerie (minus the dung beetle knight who's upstairs)



I've been fighting an urge to get an extra kingsman and paint him up all organic...

Also finished up some more Bones that were started and set aside.



The pointer



Over encumbered



Fancy lady friend



Flash Gitz one step closer to completion! Just need to touch up random bits on them and they're finally done!

Once they're done, I have a half dozen Tzaangors I need out of the way and my painting table will look so much more neat and clean! Yay!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/26 16:43:05


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


One more model out of the way -and he really was in the way, as I built and painted him up in pieces.



The last of my Enlightened/ Skyfire box! Now to actually put them to use...

I've got about a half dozen other Tzaangor models that need completing, so we'll finish them up this week to clear up the que.



Finished up this Wargames Exclusive Tau while I was at it.



An out of focus Ryle from Malifaux on a Microarts base.



The beginnings of a Wolfen type specialist character from Wrath of Kings...



A Super Dungeon Explore pet who's going to be finished soon, along with his new happy friend!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/27 10:57:19


Post by: Kurnost


Genuinely laughed out loud at the Deathshroud and his happy piggy buddy Awesome work man


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/28 15:25:08


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Still trudging through my unfinished model pile in an attempt to clear off the painting table so I can clean it off and set up a new layout for it.



Goritsi character coming along nicely. Not sure about his eye color, as they're currently a bluish magical hue...



Tried to do a bit of highlighting on the Primaris Librarian. I have no idea how to paint Marines any more.



Progress on an Avatars of War orc I started ages ago.



A Kairic sorcerer that's out of focus, but finished at least.



A random Malifaux Gaki. Good generic looking undead monster.



Beginnings of a Grymkin Rattler. I ended up scoring a bunch of Grymkin warbeasts for less than half price. Not sure which other ones I'll keep or sell off though. I think Barzam wants me to do the Rage Cage, but I'm partial to Mr. Skin n' Bones or whatever he's called.

He makes a pretty cool undead construct too.

I've got an awful lot of bases I need to finish up as well it seems...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/09/28 17:42:56


Post by: youwashock


Goritsi is looking very cool. I can't recall ever having seen that Malifaux figure before. It is pretty sweet.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/02 04:17:54


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


The Gaki are some pretty cool ghostly figures. They come in a 3 pack, all different poses. Typical tiny Malifaux pieces though.

Time for some late night photography!



Finished up another Bones figure that's been sitting in front of me unfinished for weeks on end.

Spent most of my free time painting up these guys.









Happy with the color choices I finally decided on. Naturally couldn't have the champion without a helmet though.

Pictures suck sadly. Grabbed Typhus too, but he's a bit father behind than these guys.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/03 16:39:52


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



Finished up the first of my Malifaux Oiran. Tried to do a flower blossom pattern on her fans.



Grymkin Rattler is painted and based.



Figure I'll use it for some sort of undead construct. Seem to have acquired a lot of undead monsters lately.

Plus three random Bones figures I'm sick of seeing started and must paint to completion this week.



Mushroom and Troll



Mr. Fancy Orc Merchant.

Also got Typhus coming along nicely. He'll probably show up Thursday or so. Got my Hill Giant/ Ogre boss almost finished as well.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/04 15:29:13


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Fancy Orc Merchant is continuing to be worked on, but I also put a bit more time into Typhus.



He also acquired a Bones zombie I am going to finish as well to hang out with. He obviously needs a lot more work done.



I got a Raging Heroes Dark Elf just about finished. She just needs her base done as well as a bit more shading in certain spots.



Koldun Kapitan Valachev, or as we call him the Lenin of Khador. He's close to being finished. He was started at the same time as all the other Greylords I've painted.
It's been a while...



Finished up another Shieldmaiden from Shieldwolf who's been sitting unfinished for some time now.

I'm quite proud of the fact that my painting table is relatively free of half started figures. Nevermind the piles, boxes, drawers, and containers of unfinished projects all stashed away mind you, but the table is CLEAN!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/13 17:06:54


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


It's been a super busy week for me.

Dealing with a student who is demonstrably on the Autism scale yet isn't getting any support and is in danger of slipping through the cracks, parent conferences, and dealing with teacher inservices has sucked up most my time when I haven't been schlepping my kids around.

Since my painting table has been somewhat empty, I dipped into the never- ending reserves of built and unpainted models stored all over the house.

The first up is a random Forsaken model I had tucked away.



The tentacles and weird arm growths said "Nurgle" to me, so that's the scheme we went with.

I also found an almost empty can of Tamiya primer in the back of a cabinet in the garage, so I went ahead and primed some of my shameful pile in the garage. So it's going to be a bit of Shadows of Brimstone and Brimstone proxies for a bit. Also at some point, Infinity.



Here's a work in progress of the female Prospector resin figure... with a squad of Primaris Agressors I've been slowly completing.
She's going to need a bit more work.



The Piano Man alt gender resin, as well as the alt gender Rancher... I think. These guys had HORRIBLE faces. I'd gladly take the mushy details of the base set plastics over these guys. They were not good resin figures.

At least the wave 2 resins look to be an improvement, not that I've put any together yet.



On the left, the alt gender Marshall resin figure, I think. She could be a lawmen as well. The right is her "upgraded" version from Wild West Exodus. Don't remember the name of the figure.
She's pretty tall, but the giant Outlaw Minis' bases certainly aren't making her appear more in line with everyone else.



A work in progress of Johnny Ringo from the Wild West Exodus line. Who now is missing a gun, which is lost in the carpet in my office. Ugh. Hopefully I can find it, or at least a suitable replacement.



One of the baddest Mofos of the Old West, the legendary Marshall Bass Reeves. Seriously, this dude was the real deal. Read up on him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_Reeves

He was a birthday gift from Barzam...? From someone in my family. Finally painted him. Really happy with him. Details may be hard to discern due to how dark it was when I took the photo.

Should hopefully have my Blightlords started along with some Tohaa and Combined stuff very shortly!






Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/13 23:04:38


Post by: youwashock


Nice WWX stuff. That's another line I wonder if I should dip into.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/15 00:01:48


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Thanks for putting in so much effort for that student. You're a real mensch. Would you mind if I asked you a bit about it next time we meet? My son is demonstrating some spectrum behaviors and his current teacher is inexperienced in that area and a bit overwhelmed.


The WWX minis look great. Bass Reeves looks like he has won many a hard fight, and your Johnny Ringo is nobody's least favorite Beatle. Now you just need a couple more minis for your piano man's posse, a real estate novelist and his friend Davy who's still in the navy.

If you need a gun, I've got guns.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/16 15:54:08


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Wanted to get more painting in this weekend, but Saturday was Undoukai at the Japanese school, and that's where I spent most of my weekend, dressing up in stupid costumes for races with my kids and melting in the sun when I wasn't having to run around.

Sunday I experienced the horror of a Tom's Shoes sale and spent the bulk of the day recovering from the spectacle of hundreds of women losing their sanity as they attacked box after box of cheap shoes.

So with horror fresh on my mind, I decided to do some Kingdom Death.



Here's my soon to be finished Detective Twilight Knight. At first I thought of doing her up like a US Marshall to go along with all my Brimstone stuff, but then I thought, nah, go for the trashy looking police officer with her rear end hanging out.

She just needs a bit of detail work here and there and she'll be good to go. Still may use her in Brimstone!



Mr. Graves from Malifaux. He's almost done too. He's a big guy too. Put him on a 40mm base. Not sure if that's the correct size or not, as the previous owner didn't bother including cards with 99% of the figures I got from him. I'll find a use for him in some Western style game if I don't end up picking up an arsenal deck that has his cards included with him.

I've got a bunch of Malifaux and Wild West Exodus stuff coming in this week. My hope is to get things painted up and try out Dracula's America this weekend.

Maybe I can sucker Barzam and Bob the Inquisitor into tagging along...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/16 18:40:05


Post by: youwashock


Loving the Detective. Mr. Graves is a dead ringer for Billy No-Neck from Doomtown.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/18 15:33:59


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Detective is finished now and waiting to get her paint sealed!

On to more varied and unique figures...



A more completed version of the Wild West Exodus lady whose name I don't know. I believe she's supposed to be part of the Lawmen/ Marshalls faction. She's got the badges at least.



Savio Montero Acosta, swordsman extraordinaire. Typically Cygnarian Stormblades are one per soldier, but this dude is so awesome he dual wields them. He's got some fun stats but since I never actually play a Privateer game, that point is moot.



A poorly focused beginning to Hutchuck, an Ogrun alchemist from Hordes. I'm noticing his armor is starting to match up to my Death Guard's. Maybe I can use him as a stand in Biologus or whatever the chemical guy is called until I end up acquiring that model too.

Got a bunch of Brimstone figures I'm slowly working my way to being presentable soon as well...



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/20 15:28:56


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



Hutchuck is looking a bit better today...



Still a ways to go on him til I'm satisfied.

Also managed to get nice and sick from my students, which put a serious damper on doing any more painting. Yuck.

I managed to get most of my new Talos from Malifaux nice and scuffy looking though.



Not 100% satisfied with him. Need to do a bit more work on the brass and copper colors on him.

Not sure if I posted him before, but I got that Bones Troll finished.



and his buddy the Hill Giant/ Ogre Boss.



Hopefully I can get over whatever bug is bugging me. I wanted to get Shadespire this weekend, paint it, and learn it so I can whoop on Barzam and Bob the Inquisitor next month!



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/20 23:42:16


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Hopefully.

Are those minis from Warmachine? They look p. awesome.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/23 15:28:34


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Yeah, most of the more unique looking sculpts are more than likely Warmachine/ Privateer stuff.

Despite their mucking up of the rules, I still really enjoy the models they make- especially their newer resin figures. Hutchuck and Savio being the most recent examples.

Despite feeling like garbage most of the weekend, and having my free time yanked away by the dastardly Japanese school, I did manage to get some painting in.



Another Wild West Exodus figure. This one was one of the last Outlaw figures, part of their "Ladies of the Old West" sub- line at the tail end of their 2nd kickstarter.
She was a really yucky cast. I tried to clean her, tried smoothing green stuff over the rough patches, but up close you can see it was a baaaaaaad casting. Too bad Outlaw had already washed their hands of the game at the time I got her. In the end she turned out alright. Daughter liked her at least.



A Shadow Effigy from Malifaux's Ten Thunders faction. The ropes holding his drinking gourd look kinda sloppy, but he's tiny and I don't care all that much!



...? And this week's winner of most phallic looking model on the table goes to this guy!

This one is entirely Barzam's fault. He's from Low Life minis. I have no idea where to go with him color scheme- wise. Any suggestions?



Slopped some base colors on a Halloween Twilight Knight to get in the mood for the season. I'm sure she'll be done by the 31st! Heck, her new plastic upgrade friends might be done by then as well!



...and I even managed to figure out how to build a Goryo from Malifaux! was it a pain figuring out how to build it, even with instructions. I should have heeded the internet's warnings.

I actually didn't do it correctly,at least according to Wyrd's official build directions, but it looks alright and I cheated gluing a few spots together to make it a bit more stable. Gotta deal with that mold line running down the middle of him...

I'll slap some paint on it and it's buddy, as well as get started on my Shadespire guys. I've got some gold primer I'll try on my Stormcasts....


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/24 15:31:24


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Got a whole lotta Malifaux, Brimstone, and Wild West Exodus stuff worked on last night, seeing as how the weather warped my brains and made me incapable of doing anything overtly physical.



Johnny got his gun. I think it came from the Scions originally. It doesn't have much in the way of Imperial regalia on it, so that's perfect.



Started some serious work on my Brimstone Drifter class...



..and some sloppy beginnings for both the Gunslinger and Bandido classes. They'll get better, promise!

While working on them, started up some Malifaux Undead Gunslingers/ Outlaws from the Resurrectionists.



and managed to get those Goryo base coated and based!





Now on to making them all look presentable! Also, Kingdom Death 1.5 upgrade arrives, and you know I gotta start that old man!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/29 08:16:54


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Got the Halloween Knight just about finished up...


And her buddy the Old Survivor...



The Midnight Stalker from Malifaux, who's vest needs some detailing...



He does have a monocle though!

But I spent most of my time working on getting these guys done.


And the individual members-







Now to finish the Chaos guys and play the damn game!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/30 05:33:32


Post by: Barzam


Midnight Stalker looks good. He looks like he'd make a fine Percival Sparkletrout.

Those Stormcast turned out good. You got them painted up fast, too. Are they regular plastic kits, or are they more boardgamey plastic?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/30 06:39:36


Post by: youwashock


Very cool KD and Stormcast.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/10/30 06:54:03


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I too thought of Percival Sparkletrout as I painted that Midnight Stalker.

Still not sure on those straps across his vest. Dude sure loves his straps...

I did get those Stormcast painted up quick. Started Friday night, finished Saturday afternoon, bases included, plus shopping and errands throughout the middle of the day.

Bloodbound will be done in the next few days too, don't worry.

Of course buying new couches put a damper on any more painting today sadly...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/06 16:26:06


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


...third time I've tried to post it, and hopefully the last time I accidentally delete it.

Shadspire is painted, but still sadly not played yet.

Garrek Gorebeard himself!



...and his buddies....










Gorebeard's Bloodreavers assemble!
[img]https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/11/5/913775_md-Bloodreaver%2C%20Garrek%27s%20Reavers%2C%20Shadespire.jpg[/img

Attempted to paint the pattern's on a Malifaux Oiran's kimono.


And I'm trying to finish up some of my Brimstone figures in order to make room for the never ending Minecart pile.
Here's some Scafford gang members.



Pose A


Pose B

Started the Brutes and Scafford himself too, plus these six actually got finished since I took these photos on Friday.

Also painted up the Watcher from Kingdom Death, but the photos seem to have been lost to the void...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/06 17:24:29


Post by: Barzam


Secrets of the Lost Tomb really got me in the mood to play Brimstone some more. We really need to get that campaign going with BobtheInquisitor and our cousin.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/07 03:21:47


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I'm game for a campaign.


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Nice Mauraders. Garret beheaded Erick Roberts?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/07 17:50:48


Post by: JohnHwangDD


I see you've gotten the (easier) Old Survivor built - have you tackled the Young Survivor? Or the GSK?

People said YS was a difficult build, but she came together really well for me.

OTOH, I saw hardly a peep on the GSK, but he was a royal PITA to build. It's going to need a lot of gap filling to make him look good, unlike the others.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/07 19:25:10


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Yeah, Golden Smokey got together pretty easily. I was surprised I didn't have to resort to the internet on him.

Gaps on mine weren't too bad, but I smushed the crap out of him when gluing him together.

Now to play the waiting game on my Ironjawz and Company of Iron rules...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/07 19:32:25


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Interesting. I guess my GSK was the odd one out. Oh, well. Glad yours came together nicely.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/08 15:28:41


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Once my GSK looks less sloppy, I'll show him off. Really unsure how to do his base though.

Here's my Ho-hum version of the Watcher.


I know I probably should paint in some lights on those lanterns that match the weird energy tendrils floating off it, but I'm feeling lazy and not wanting to mess with a super tiny detail brush to hit those intricate lantern lines.

Finished up the Scafford boys too. Time to do their heavy support and boss man.



I even managed to paint in all their eyes and handlebar mustaches but it all got washed out in the photos. *Sigh*

Anna Lovelace from Malifaux is ready with her gravity well dress.



Usually I'm not too fond of undead factions but her rules are pretty cool, and I'm slowly acquiring the mass of appropriate zombies necessary to run most Rezzers.

Been working on the Legendary version of Walks Looking from Wild West Exodus too.



She's not done, but she's getting presentable at least. She's in a crazy dynamic pose that's hard to photograph though.
Not sure how to highlight all the energy explosions around her. Probably an off- white?



A random heavy support Outlaw from Wild West Exodus. Nice thing is he's a plastic figure rather than resin. He'll be finished soon enough.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/08 17:27:54


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Nice stuff! I'm thinking to reverse drybrush my lanterns, for more of a "lit" look.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/08 17:32:12


Post by: Barzam


You frequently claim to not like the undead/zombie factions, but your rather substantial collection of zombie models say otherwise. Just come clean and admit that you like the shamblers already.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/08 19:42:06


Post by: youwashock


I like your Watcher and that WWX gal is wicked looking.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/09 16:29:25


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



Finishing up a Bones Paladin.



His sword has absolutely refused to straighten out despite multiple attempts to fix it.

Some more random Bones guys I'm trying to finish.



Continuing to work on some of the resin Brimstone figures I've got primed and in the way,

Not the greatest paint jobs, but not the greatest resin figures either.

Alternate Saloon Girl sculpt, I think...


The male wandering samurai


Who'll probably get replaced with a Malifaux Lone Samurai once that figure's finished.

and Colonel Scafford is getting started to command his troops.



A random Infinity figure I started. Maybe Tohaa or Combined? Not sure.




Wild West Exodus' Carl Fredriksen, who I got without the dimensional portals he can open up in game.



The beginnings of a Trencher Warcaster Lieutenant and the last of my Oiran.



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/09 16:34:21


Post by: aku-chan


Love those freaky Shadows of Brimstone dudes.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/13 16:32:15


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



So I had a weird moment this weekend- I saw some of my old painted minis getting resold on eBay. It was a bit humbling as well as irritating that the seller was passing them off as their own, but it was also kind of cool seeing multiple bids being made on them.

Not going to call out the seller or what the figures were, but it was neat to see them actually going for more than retail rather than less for once.

I didn't get much painting done as I'm in the process of deep cleaning my house before the end of the year for once. We got new furniture recently and who wants a messy house with new stuff in it? Not I!

I managed to wrap up that Trencher Warcaster Lieutenant.



and I started in on another Raging Heroes girl, and have continued trying to work on Colonel Scafford for his Brimstone gang.



Scafford's tentacles and face got more detailing, and I'm just getting started on the barefoot paladin lady. Hopefully I can wrap them up soon!



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/13 18:37:58


Post by: JohnHwangDD


It's wierd that the seller wouldn't have called them out as "Pro Painted" - isn't that supposed to get more money?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/13 21:44:03


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Oh no, they went all in as being pro painted... by themselves.

I had a good chuckle over that.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/17 19:46:42


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Finished up another Wild West Exodus figure.



This is the "Legendary" Wyatt Earp kit. He's a lot scruffier, armored up, and more badass than he usually looks. He's also on a custom 40mm base rather than the usual one.

He usually is accompanied by robotic hounds, but at the time I got him was when Warcradle switched from resin version to plastic hounds, so I'll pick those up instead.

Also got out my SciFi Twilight Knight and got her started.



Not liking how her armor, cloak, and hair are all pretty similar in color. Was tempted to just go full on anime hair with her though.... we'll see.
She's early enough along that there's still time to mess with it.



An early shot of the difficult to photograph Hellslinger Phantom from Warmachine. Happy with his cloak, but need to lighten up his armored bits. Also finish his face and better highlight the chest area of the jacket.



Nino from the Malifaux Latigo Posse. He's needs a lot more work, but his base colors are at least decided on.

Hopefully this weekend I can start on the next two Shadespire teams!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/18 06:06:40


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Wyatt Earp looks great. The Twilight Knight shows promise. I really like how her sword came out.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/18 18:40:36


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Question - what are you using for gap filler on your KD:M models?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/21 04:47:05


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Usually I don't have many gaps to fill- I trim and file those suckers seriously down.
In the rare case I need to fill it, the liquid green stuff usually does the job.



Got the Sci Fi knight pretty much done. Ignore the mold lines I didn't bother cleaning. The details may not be obvious but I tried to really do a lot of blending on her clothing. Her skin, not so much...



This is Gretel and Hansel from the Infamy line. I thought they looked pretty cool. They've been sitting barely started in front of me for months. Going to change that this week.



Red Willow is a Wrath of Kings figure with very little surface detail that lost a lot in the transition from the original sculpt to the restic plastic they used. Original looked much cooler. I hate how her mask looks, because the way the shadows from the horns fall it makes her look like a cutesy clown. Still a few details on her that need to be completed.



Started the Darkoath Chieftain too.


Finished up this Raging Heroes freebie lady too.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/21 06:38:56


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Thanks for the answer. Red Willow is very cute.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/22 18:43:10


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Red Widow's mask still bugs me. I went back and did another layer of white on it, accentuated the dark spots where her eyes are, and did the rising sun looking details on her mask.
Makes her look a bit more Nasier than Shael Han, especially with that mask of hers, but if I remember my Wrath of Kings fluff I believe she studied under the Nasier before becoming some sort of wandering sword saint type.

Got a few more Wrath of Kings figures I'm trying to paint. They should show up soon.

In the meantime I finished the Grootslang!



He's in a really weird pose, and this photo does not show how large he is. He's on a 50mm base after all.
My son wanted me to paint him up nice and reptilian, so I did my best. Looks more noticeable in person.

Here's a friend of his I finished- Skin and Moans from Hordes' Grymkin faction.



He's also quite large. I painted him almost entirely in washes. That was kind of fun actually. I really liked this model, and had to purchase it as soon as I saw it.
And as Barzam has mentioned, for someone who doesn't like undead, I certainly have a fair amount of painted models that would serve as them.

Here's both models facing off against Malifaux's Lone Swordsman.



You'll notice how close they are to his base in that photo.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/22 20:05:59


Post by: Barzam


What is that reptilian thing? Is it a Grymnkin?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/23 00:34:23


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Nah, Grootslang is a Malifaux Neverborn monster based on an African mythological creature.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/23 06:08:35


Post by: youwashock


Those guys are 'uge. Swordsman has his work cut out for him. I like the Sci-fi TK, too.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/24 08:03:33


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Whoa - he makes Nightmare LCB look small!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/24 08:32:08


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Plastic chompy is about the same size as both of 'em, clocking in around 70mm.

The Nightmare one is the old metal version, right? Is it even bigger? Might have to go hunt one down then.

After that Kingdom Death update I think it's back to some Pootsian Chun-Li thighed models.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/29 17:52:29


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Some stuff I painted over vacation and never posted.

Pictures were taken in the middle of the night under poor lighting conditions. I'll try to repost the Infinity stuff after I matte them.



Oh my God I painted an Infinity figure!



AND THEN I PAINTED ANOTHER!



Behold the random Celtos figure! Which faction does he belong to?
-the one with the kilts!



A Witchling Thrall from Malifaux. These guys are on 40mm bases too. Looking at their rules they're supposed to hulk out and really thrash the opponents, if they don't go crazy and attack your own crew first. I painted the White Speaker symbol over their eye bandages, but it's not very noticeable.



The other Thrall, same white speaker pattern, and his chains all looking like part of his skin for some reason.



My finished Darkoath Chieftain, who doesn't look a whole lot different due to the lightning since the last time I posted him. I'm happy with the results. Maybe I'll actually play the darn game some day. Still quite a bit there to take care of...



A very cropped image of Kor Kallum, from the Nasier faction of Wrath of Kings. This guy is a big one, sitting on an 80mm base. I'll get a good photo of him once he's matted down.
His hair is almost as big as his wings.



An out of focus photo of Vallenya Rhabar, a Nasier ninja hero who came with Kor Kallum.

Should have some more Kingdom Death stuff showing up that I'm working on soon!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/11/30 07:59:50


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Those all look great!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/04 16:25:02


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


With all the big sales that just happened, I decided to get back to painting my Wrath of Kings figures. Heck, maybe we'll even try playing it. Almost have enough Nasier painted up at this point for a smaller sized game.
Started working on a Shael Han force. Got quite a few Children in the process of being painted. Will show them off soon.

In the meantime, I started and finished Fade.



If it isn't obvious by her attire she's from Kingdom Death. Not sure if she's pregnant or it's all post baby weight, but you can see she's got her little one tucked under her cloak in her arm.
She's got some serious curves going on her.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/05 17:33:27


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Time to actually paint my Wrath of Kings pledge from how many years ago!



Nasier's Bloodchild is getting close to being finished. He's a regular sized guy, but he's on a 50mm base according to his game stats.
He has a funny little floating baby holding his banner for him, who I need to start painting, but I'm currently putting together a base large enough to accommodate the two of them. I'm not sure if the thing behind his head is supposed to smoke billowing from his backpack's pipes, or some sort of pony tail. I'm going to paint it as smoke unless I hear otherwise.



A Shael Han character model, Hong Yao. Looks like an Oni. Colors look like Nasier colors, but he isn't. Acquired in a trade that resulted in me getting a large Shael Han force that was HORRIBLY built that I ended up tossing. They were all built with the incorrect parts, terrible glue and cutting jobs, fused pieces under slimy piles of adhesives... it was horrid. Luckily this guy survived unscathed.



Gregorio, a Goritisi Vampire. Dude had very shallow details, and lots of plain surfaces. I probably should have done more with his robes, but eh, I have no real interest in even playing Goritsi (even though I keep painting them). I tried to make his wings look like they were made out of skin, but it doesn't show in the photo. I need to do something with his shoes too. They're boring.



Shael Han's "The Children." Or at least two more that I got painted. They all arrived with broken weapons. I have no idea if any have the correct ones.



Guy on the left was built completely wrong. Wrong head, mechanical arm is put together backwards, he was missing his flesh arm from the elbow down somehow... so green stuff and a spare Morghast blade later, he seems good to go. Need something on that blue blade though, it's very simple and plain.

Funny thing- as is typical of me, not a single one of them matches, be it pose or paint choices. On the poses, if that's intentional that they're all different, Privateer ought to take a lesson there.



All my Children hanging out together. Naturally they barely fit in the frame.



2 of the 3 Depleted, from Malifaux. They look pretty decent for expendable drug- addled wretches.



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/05 21:49:29


Post by: youwashock


Look at all those models...amazing output.

I really like Nasier ninja girl. She's a cool little model. Fade looks great, too.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/06 19:12:14


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The oni are inspiring. The Shael Han character looks a lot like the Nasier character as you said. Amazing job saving that one misassembled oni.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/06 19:16:04


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Of the lot, I like the Depleted best.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/08 17:39:01


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I still haven't finished the last of the Depleted yet. Was going to start working on the Illuminated, which are the pumped up versions of them with crazy biorganic weapon attachments. Looking at them makes me wish we'd see some sort of tabletop kaiju/kaijin/ Guyver style skirmish game.

I've been steadily trying to get my Wrath of Kings pledge from a million years ago finished.



Bloodchild is done, complete with herald hanging out on his massive base. Decided to stick a fireball nearby due to him being able to use ranged "elemental blasts" attacks, and is one of the few units in the game that has access to ranged attacks.



A Pelgarth Brute on the left showing off his fabulous body, in comparison to the weaksauce beta Ashmen. Both are from House Nasier. The Brute however is not from the Kickstarter, but was one of the impossible to find at retail later releases.



Three more Nasier Ashmen finished. The Ashmen are the Nasier basic infantry, and act like glass cannons when it comes to combat. Still need to do their bases, and a little bit more with the standard bearer, but they're just about finished.

I find it amusing that for a skirmish game, most figures use the same basic body, with arm and weapon variations that make them look substantially different. There are at least 2 more Ashmen poses I can recall off the top of my head, possibly more. That's not even counting unit leaders or commanders, which are completely different models. Odd that CMON can get 5 or 6 poses per unit, whereas Privateer can barely manage 2. Very odd.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/08 22:12:29


Post by: JohnHwangDD


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
I still haven't finished the last of the Depleted yet. Was going to start working on the Illuminated, which are the pumped up versions of them with crazy biorganic weapon attachments. Looking at them makes me wish we'd see some sort of tabletop kaiju/kaijin/ Guyver style skirmish game.


Not gonna lie, but I'd love a Guyver-esque skirmish / duel game.

I also look forward to the remaining Depleted and Illuminated.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/11 16:58:16


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



Guyver just doesn't get enough love these days, despite Takaya still chugging along with new volumes.

For whatever reason I was hellbent on getting more Wrath of Kings figures finished. Focused on characters, but started painting blocks of infantry for the Nasier as well.

First up, Alyana Heska, a character leader for the Nasier's Ashmen.


Probably need to do a bit more work to differentiate her scarf behind her from her actual clothes. Figure looks very flat if it weren't for her giant horns and spikes everywhere.

Next up is Elsis Tagil, the character leader for the Pelgarth (scantily clad thick women) for the Nasier.


I started her ages ago, got pissed out how sloppy I was, and shelved her since the original Kickstarter delivered. Came back and I'm much more satisfied with what I produced.

Only thing is I'm not sure how to highlight the yellow pieces. I wanted to do something besides gold (because that's Shael Han's thing) but I don't know what to go over them with. Suggestions?

Speaking of Shael Han, I got one of their heroes done- Madam Mui.



She's a bit plain looking currently. She's supposed to have her head tattooed all up. Maybe I'll do that still. Irritated how plain and smooth her technological parts are. Her dress is absolutely ridiculous too with the center of it just being completely open.

Some Nasier infantry leaders now- the Ashmen Hakar!


and his friend, with a different weapon loadout.


Time for another random Bones guy! Wife complained he looks like he's wearing a bathrobe.


Points at least for not making him yet another white guy. Still wish Reaper would do some proper wuxia style heroes in Bones.

Also got that last Depleted done. Time for the Illuminated now.


Dude's just all kinds of messed up. Perhaps some aspirin will help clear it up?

Another random Malifaux figure- Mei Feng's Emberling totem.


Not super exciting to look at, but I tried to use a lot of oranges, reds, and browns on him to get him looking fiery... hopefully.



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/11 22:41:52


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Once again, I feel that Depleted is the best of the batch.

The Emberling seems to "flat" in color, compared to the artwork which is more black (and red) vs yellow (and orange).
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54fe412ce4b0c449f7369857/568d214869a91a2847f7d846/56f2c3ecb09f9529179baa55/1494525883214/Emberling.png?format=500w


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/11 23:17:16


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



In Wyrd's defense, the models was one of the early transitional phase plastics when they were just starting to switch over and every model had those crazy elongated limbs.

I tried originally with a black base but I can't pull it off well. Ought to try practicing something similar on those Shadow of Brimstone lava men.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/11 23:28:58


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Ah, OK.

Fire is a tricky thing to paint, as is smoke. I've just got one brazier / torch thing that came out well enough, but I'd be hard-pressed to replicate it.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/15 17:44:44


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Man what a busy week.

I think I was actually in the close for an entire day this week. Between trainings, IEPs, jury duty, seminars, and union duties, it's been a bit busy.

Haven't had much time to paint. Did manage to get started on some Nasier characters and specialists for Wrath of Kings. Arkanauts were included for a sense of scale- they were the only thing handy that was on something smaller than a 40mm base.



Arkan Thesh here is probably the farthest along. He's a character leader for the Fel Warriors of the Nasier, who are the more bestial looking ones. This figure was actually thrown away TWICE out of frustration. His horns were broken, his torso didn't fit, and his arms and hammer didn't line up AT ALL. At least his wings worked out alright.

I persevered and put him into relatively decent tabletop level work. He's not finished yet, but he's getting there. His base is done at least. I think I still have at least one of his horns. Maybe we'll put it on the center of his helmet.



Next up is Shadrus Arikim, a specialist character for the Nasier as well. The artwork has his mane the same color as his skin, but I'm not liking it. Probably will do it grey similar to all my ogres. Still need highlights and his feet finished.



Shadrus and Arkan...



Plus their friend the Greathorn. Kind of wishing with all the Wrath of Kings craziness I purchased I had grabbed another. His base is just too gigantic though, but considering what a beast he is in combat, it's kind of fair to let him get ganged up on.

He's probably the least farthest along, but also the simplest in terms of colors.

Not pictured is the Imperial Knight that finally got primed....





Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/15 22:45:18


Post by: youwashock


Wow, all the WoK stuff has me amazed. Lots of good work.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/16 17:48:13


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I love all the WoK minis. Did you freehand the yellow symbol on the Ashmen's shoulder pads?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/16 22:03:17


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Nope, most of those details are already sculpted on there.

We ought to try playing. I'm sure you've got some Wrath of Kings figures tucked away, especially after that big sale. Don't you have a bunch of Shael Han?

Not that they've ever bothered to send me mine...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/16 22:21:21


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Yes. I'd be up for that. Most of my Shael Han haven't arrived. I'll likely have a force for Shael Han and for uh, the sea faction. Is WYSIWYG a thing, or will it be fine if I cut off the steampunk elements?








They will not be painted.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/18 16:27:21


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Star Saga came, and seems to have too many figures. At least it seems that way. So rather than count what I've got, I decided to start painting it instead.

I even finished one of the new plague guys.



...and naturally it's out of focus. I thought it was when I took it this morning. Ugh.

Got that Nasier Greathorn finished up too.


Ended up starting my Shen Long Malifaux crew too. They'll show up soon enough, just figuring out how I want to do their tattoos.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/19 02:24:17


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The plague guy is totally played by Brian Thompson. Good to see him getting work.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/21 19:09:19


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Damn you Inquisitor and your esoteric references that I must needlessly google!

Got something I haven't even SEEN on the Internet yet.



These are the female and male Silence figures. Obviously from Kingdom Death. They were available in a limited multi "naked" pack on Black Friday, which meant they came with no cards, boxes, or anything else other than a base to put them on.
That also meant they came with no fluff that I can recall, and they've since disappeared from the web store's catalog of sold out models.

So building them was an experience. Both of their robes were at least five parts, and all the details underneath were sculpted, so naturally I had to paint all that. Trying to figure out where their swords went was fun. I ended up finding the Black Friday email the store sent out, tried zooming it in on my phone, and went from there.

The female's chest piece was also a pain too, as each breast has a separate attachment to it that needed to fit within the confines of the robe.

I really like them, especially the female version.

The thing is, are they really male or female? Astute eyes will notice they've got the gender swap belt on from the pinups of death box. Could be an either/ or case. Regardless they're dressed a lot more opulently than the average survivor.

Time to attempt the forge priest and the storm knight now!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/21 20:08:06


Post by: Barzam


Those actually turned out really good. The "female" one is especially cool looking. I didn't notice the gender swap belts until you pointed them out. My own Black Friday order still has yet to show up. I don't even remember which figures I ordered.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/21 21:56:15


Post by: youwashock


The Silence duo looks good. It's no secret that Poots likes his anime, but these two are REALLY anime. I still haven't decided if I like them or not.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/21 22:15:10


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Yeah, they're totally anime with their fabulous hair, limitless straps and harnesses that serve no real purpose, multiple anime fan katana...

There's been a distinct lack of anime- inspired figures in wargaming though, so I'm all for it.

I'm really surprised that more companies in Japan and Asia in general haven't really explored wargaming scale figure kits.
With space being such a premium in Japan, you'd think there'd be more active demand for smaller kits.

Then again considering how many thousands of yen some dudes drop on their prepainted girly figures, what do I know?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/21 22:35:26


Post by: JoshInJapan


"Gender swap belts"?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/21 22:58:13


Post by: JohnHwangDD


The female's hair is great!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/21 23:05:33


Post by: Barzam


 JoshInJapan wrote:
"Gender swap belts"?


Like the cursed watera of Jusenkyo, only now in belt form!



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/21 23:40:37


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


The Belt of Gender Swap is a legit Kingdom Death item. I thought we all knew this?





You could only get this card in the original white box pinups of death that always constantly sells out. Some day I'll crack mine open.

I do agree that the female's hair is awesome. Even obscures her eyes in typical 80s anime rocker hair!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/22 00:31:44


Post by: JoshInJapan


That's...different. I never got into KD:M, so I've been enjoying it vicariously through your PM blog. Keep posting this weird stuff.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/22 20:50:00


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Ask and ye shall receive.



The female survivor model for the people of the dragon, who is giving me a bit of a Athena from Saint Seiya or Palutena from Kid icarus vibe. Maybe both. Regretting not painting white robes on her, but then I'd need all the Zodiac Knights in order to do things correctly.



Her not as interesting male counterpart. i don't like his pose. Very flat and uninspired, considering he isn't super modular (outside of being able to use most weapon hands), they could've done a bit more with both of these survivor figures.

Besides them, it's off for another jaunt through jolly old Malifaux. Been on a bit of a Ten Thunders bender lately.



Started up Shenlong, who I am determined to do something decent with that tattoo that covers most of his body.



His buddy, Sensei Wu, I cheated on and just did a bunch of geometric shapes on his arm and called it a day.

HOWEVER, what I wish I had done, is looking at his pose... is turn him into KARNOV. This pose totally would work for KARNOV.



Some scrawny peasants that gawk at Shenlong's amazement and clog the board up, but only are stupidly given 2. The sunlight from my windows totally washed out the shading on them. Ah well, they suck and they're cannon fodder, so who cares?

And then it's time for random Nurgle stuff!



They've got a ways to go before I'm happy with them. I've often voiced my distaste over Nurgley stuff, but those Blightkings were damn fine kits to build. Tempted to put all their extra bits to use... somewhere.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/23 23:39:54


Post by: youwashock


Fireball spitting goodness.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/26 05:17:41


Post by: highlord tamburlaine




Hi there! I just came home the other day and already got painted!



Check out my sexy legs!



Meet my best friend the beer keg!



And his hairy neighbor who says he's a Bugbear, but is secretly a Sasquatch form Wizkids. Or is it the other way around?



The guy who feeds me! And likes to swing that stick at me when he thinks I wet the carpet (but it was really him- he can't even watch where all his fluids are leaking).
Too bad he's not finished yet....



The big boss! He's really big! He's so big he comes from the other side of the ocean! From the country of espanol! From MOM!

He just showed up too, so he's not really all that well adjusted to climate or exposure to the outside elements yet.



See? He really is a big guy!



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/26 18:09:51


Post by: aku-chan


Man you were fast getting the Silence pair painted!

And I love the evil beer keg.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2017/12/30 00:29:10


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


So after being away from the computer for some time, it's time to show off all my stinking Blightlords. Got 'em all done now!

First off (but the last built( are Lord Felthius and his Tainted Cohort. I really enjoyed these models- up until I continually realized I kept missing stupid little details all over them. Constantly! I'd think I was done, but nope, there's another set of tubes, or tentacles, or teeth, or spikes, or sores... it just never ended.



The Boss, Lord Felthius



Spiky Bits



Slimy Tentacles



Toothy McShooter

and the rest of the overpriced Blightlord kits that you can't really vary up much!



Grin of the Fatman



King of the Maggots, who you can't really see in this photo. Dude is covered in them. Everywhere. I kept mistaking them for other bits.



Marty McFlyguy



Empty Helmet Horny Head

Will try to photograph them all together after matting them down. They shall clear up a TON of space on my table, so I can finally start painting that Imperial Knight- which is base coated at least!

I did enjoy them though. They'll pair up nicely with Typhus and my Deathshrouds. Ought to stat painting my Dark Imperium stuff while I'm at it. I really like the heavily mutated Nurgle stuff, as opposed to the falling apart and decaying types of old. Leave that for the Plaguebearers.

Speaking of Plaguebearers though, I ended up acquiring a cheap unopened Blightwar box. My son is a big fan of the snail in there, and actually would like to try playing. Hmmm....

Between all that Nurgle stuff, a Glottkin, a Maggoth Lord, and a fair amount of Blight Kings, I may end up with a Nurgle army by accident.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/01 01:01:54


Post by: Barzam


Yeah, funny how the guy claiming to dislike Nurgle's aesthetic wound up with a whole army. Here I always thought Tzeentch was more your style.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/01 03:35:34


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I've said many times, I'm not a fan of the rot and decay. Never have been.

I am a however a big fan of out of control mutation. Twisted and bizarre body shapes and conditions, multiple or missing limbs, misplaced body parts, that's more my bag.

Plus, look what I painted- dudes in big armor, with big spikes and tentacles growing all over them. Where is the rot? Where is the decay? Not too much on display there.

Tzeentch isn't really my style, you ought to know that. Too tricksy. I've always been more about direct combat, Khorne style.

Although if Slaanesh gets a lot of excessive flamboyant units, over indulgent details and the like, I'll be hopping on that bandwagon as well.

By that point I'll have a prefect army of the Everchosen.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/06 08:49:52


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


New Year, new models! Except from the same lines as always!

A new Kingdom Death model I haven't seen many painted versions of. So to start the new year off I did mine and probably need to take better photos of her.



The Sci Fi White Speaker! It was hard making out what to do on certain parts of her armor, so I did whatever. Happy with the result.



A different angle, and her hanging out with the Twilight Knight waiting for Anna or a decently priced Sci Fi Flower Knight to show up. Still difficult to photograph due to her pose. She has an alternate arm with a gun, but it didn't really suite her I thought.



As promised a while back, I was going to paint the Grimskull/ Wargames Exclusive Cypher model they did. She's hard to photograph due to her action pose crouching on a rock. I like her cobbled together backapck- it's literally wood nailed together with a skeleton strapped to it, holding on to her big 'ol sword.

Then I went and finished up my Blightkings! Technically, they were done before New Year's, but whatever. Never had a chance to post 'em.



Shielded Blightkings



HQ Blightkings



Other HQ Blightkings



Barely clothed Gladiator Blightkings



A crabby Blightking



Blightking King



Big Boss Man Blightking

Now with all that new Nurgle stuff coming, and a Blightwar box sitting in my garage, I think I may end up with a pretty extensive Nurgle army for both Sigmar and 40k...

But next up is my Knight! I'm going to finally commit and get it done, despite the other models still sitting here in the way!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/06 19:38:14


Post by: youwashock


Cool to see the Sci-fi Speaker. She is rarely spotted in the wild. Shypher looks good, too.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/07 16:48:14


Post by: GiraffeX


I like the Cypher model its very nice.

Your Nurgle dudes are coming on really well, you must have enough for a small force by now?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/08 16:28:21


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Yeah, I've amassed a pretty decent start of a Nurgle army. My idea was always to have a selection of chaos forces and then I can run Archaon and his whole "Chaos Undividided" type deal. Or Abaddon if/ when they decide to update him.



Got the male version finished for the People of the Sun, from Kingdom Death's Sunstalker expansion. Should start in on the female Miko looking lady soon enough.



With a face only a mother (Sigmar?) could love, Gavriel Sureheart is finished enough. I lucked out and got him for under 20 bucks on eBay due to the seller not listing him correctly. Since he's part of the Hammers of Sigmar I decided I'd paint him in the correct colors, as opposed to my Celestial Vindicators which are all greenish- turquoise.



I also quickly painted up some demon murder babies from Malifaux, the Neverborn Terror Tots. Because there's never enough children getting butchered or doing the butchering on the tabletop.



Plus, as promised, the beginnings of my Imperial Knight. Day One's work was getting it primed, starting to wash over the metallic areas, and block out the base colors for its armor. It's got a long ways to go!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/08 18:52:31


Post by: Barzam


You've made a lot of progress. I wish I could paint in the volume you do. If I could, I'd probably be done with all of my 8th edition minis by now.

Nice to finally see that Knight being worked on. Maybe we'll get to finally play the game it came with this year.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/10 16:30:23


Post by: highlord tamburlaine




Progress, Day 2.

All of the armor pieces are base coated. Spent way too much time working on details that probably aren't ever going to be seen on the main body.
Base colors on the arms are being blocked in. Details started on the arms as well.

Still need to start shoulder pads and crotch banner. A few handrails for the top of the shell need to get glued... and I kind of lost a few in the carpet.

Just about every gold part needs a few more coats.

Base is going to get done soon. Not sure if I should glue the legs on and then texture the base, or texture first and just superglue it on afterwards.

Crossing my fingers I still have the decal sheet for this!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/17 16:33:31


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I was free from Japanese school duties this weekend, so I took the time to get my Imperial Knight finished up.



Now it's just a matter of getting the decals on. Except... there's the small step of actually finding where I put the decals before they can be applied....

Last week I got the rules for Paleo Diet: Eat or be Eaten from Ganesha Games. It's a pretty cool little rulebook for prehistoric hominids hunting Pleistocene- era game, or getting mauled by predators that would have been doing the same. My son is obsessed with prehistoric life, so he was all for it.

Only problem was we don't have a lot of historically accurate or usable models. So I started attempting to rectify that.

In the game animals are classified into 4 major groups- Apex predators, giant grazers, herd grazers, and pack predators. As is typical of Ganesha games, you can use whatever models you have and slot them into the most applicable group.

I figure until I've got the new Bones prehistoric stuff, my Frostgrave barbarians shall be nice substitutes. They're all wrapped in furs, they've got spears and bows, and we'll count the dudes with swords as using clubs. Plus there's already guys carrying torches, so we're good to go start grass fires as well. On to the animals!



We got started on some Bones wolves- they'll be pack predators obviously.



Some of the new preprimed WizKids' Oxen will work for some Aurochs or other early bovine.



Now I don't have a regular plastic saber toothed cat, but I do have a three- headed Cerberus one from Malifaux. Good enough for an apex predator! Still need to finish the base.



Speaking of Malifaux, I've got Sun Qiang all done. He's going to go in a Ten Thunders- themed Frostgrave warband. I plan on using stuff like the Bunraku for thugs, along with stuff like the mechanical Komainu and some of the yokai for the grunt type figures. Sun Qiang here is totally going to be my wizard. I'll probably use Chiaki or Yan Lo as either apprentices or just let Yan Lo run the crew as is.



Another Ten Thunders model, Yasunori. I believe he's supposed to be a Tengu or Oni riding on this Kirin. It's also got wings that I have done a sad job of painting up like rainbows. The rider is sitting off to the side waiting to be worked on.



Started working on the alternate Rafkin model as well. I'm noticing I've got a whole lot of Resurrectionists stuff getting painted lately. Gotta fix that or I may end up actually trying to play them...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/17 18:54:07


Post by: youwashock


Man, you knocked that knight out in no time. Nice work.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/17 19:03:59


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Dude, that knight sat partially built since the day Renegade came out!

Once I started on it though, yeah, it actually went pretty quick. Now to find those darn decals...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/26 16:35:18


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Busy busy busy!

I've had a bunch of projects I've started, made very little progress with, and then set aside this last week or two. I did manage to complete a few things though.



The Lord of Blights! Why do I keep painting these Nurgle guys? I don't even like Nurgle! I do like his tail though. His rules are also pretty fun with his ability to lob festering heads at his enemies, and share them with Blightkings that might be hanging around wanting to play a little hackeysack with some heads as well.

I actually started building the Nurgle daemons in the Blightwar box, so my hope is to play through the campaign included there. Also started painting Rotigus, but he's not much to look at currently and is in a bunch of pieces. Maybe once he's finished getting built...



Here's one of GT Studio Creations' Orcs from their Kickstarter. Dude is way more Ogre sized than orc, so I painted him up to match my Ogres. He's really glossy right now. Still not a huge fan of the giant overbite. He's got some crazy proportions inspired by Dale Keown's Pitt comic. The basic model, even more so (he'll be posted next week). For as massive as he is, he's only on a 40mm base.

The dog I'm not super pleased with the face. I'm going to have to redo it. He'll be a hunting hound for either Frostgrave or Paleo Diet.



The Yasunori rider is done. Now I just need to finish his Kirin's wings and face. I want rainbow wings on it. I'm not sure why.



Some random gold dudes. One was spray painted, the other brushed on. I need some brighter golds for the Custodes to make 'em pop a bit more. He was my test guy, and I'll get the rest of the squad started this weekend.



Some Raging Heroes Blade Maidens. They were sitting around my desk for a long time. Need to get them out of the way. The plan was to use them for Frostgrave, but we haven't played in a while. Maybe we can change that. Or I can find an Order unit for Age of Sigmar they can pretend to be. I've got a bunch of hero models Raging Heroes made to go with them as well, but they haven't gotten primed yet. Some day...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/26 18:04:41


Post by: Barzam


On your golden boys, I would suggest not using a black wash. For some reason, I've found that the black wash just doesn't jive very well with gold. Certainly not as well as it does with brass. Instead, I would recommend using either Seraphim Sepia or Reikland Flesh Shade. Both of those, with highlights can really help the gold pop. I've seen a few tutorials suggest using the gloss versions as well, though I haven't tried that yet, myself.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/26 18:10:06


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


It's hard to see but I already Agrax'ed the Custodes.

What would you suggest for highlighting him? I know Vallejo has a really bright gold I was thinking of trying out. I was going to wash him out even more with Agrex or Reikland, and possibly fill in some darker spots with a mix of brass and gold as well.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/26 18:45:30


Post by: JohnHwangDD


I like bright gold up to a very thin bit of silver as the highlight on metal.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/30 17:51:30


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Just about done with that test Custodes.




Still need to do a bit of highlighting around the edges and on the jewels. He'll look good I think when I have a chance to seal him.

In an attempt to clear out some sprues, I put together another unit of Wrathmongers.



And once more I couldn't resist bashing them together with odds and ends I already had laying around. Sadly I still have an incomplete unit of Skullreapers from the original End Times release I need to finish, but I grabbed some round bases and they all should be finished at about the same time. The Skullreapers are a lot farther along though, but I'll post them later.



I got the poster boy Orc champion done from GT Studio Creations. Dude is Pitt from Image Comics. Without a doubt. Warcraft be damned. He's quite beefy and bulky, but actually fits on a 40mm base. Gotta have him match the rest of my ogres though.



Here's his buddy, the Orc Warlord, who is going to be getting used as an Ogre Tyrant or whatever their Age of Sigmar equivalent is. He's a big boy too- he's on a 60mm base!



Here he is photobombing GT Studios' female orc who I just got started on. Bit of a size difference there, isn't it?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/01/31 04:34:10


Post by: youwashock


Can I tell you how much I love seeing you compare these guys to Pitt? So much.

The Custodes came out really good, too.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/02/09 16:30:14


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Haven't had much painting time this week. Had our school talent show, staff meetings, trainings, conferences, and trying to get a new dog house broken.

I did manage to paint some Allarus Custodians, but they ended up selling on eBay for way more than I would have expected them to. I'll see if I have any photos of them still.

My Wrathmonger unit is done at least. Some of them still need their bases touched up, but they're finished otherwise.



Not sure where that guy on the right's head came from- maybe the Varanguard?



Same issue with the guy on the left- not sure where his head originally came from. It might be from the Khorne hero with the axe- flails.



This guy ended up using one of the Skullreaper torsos instead of the actual Wrathmonger one- more arms are always appreciated!



Start doing a quick n' ditry paint job for the First Strike box's Poxwalkers. They should be wrapped up soon- just really need to do bases and washes on their pants. After that, I'll have to... *gulp*... paint Space Marines.



My Raging Heroes Blade Maiden unit is wrapping up. I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with them either, as I had the hammer and armor girls to complement them, but got offered a pretty ridiculous trade for the other RH figures, and went with that. I guess they'll look pretty on the shelf until they end up getting flipped on consignment is my guess.

My Custodes Guardian squad should be showing up here next week. With a 3 day weekend I should be able to get them wrapped up!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/02/10 02:18:03


Post by: Barzam


So, what exactly are you planning to do with those Khorne guys? Do you need that many Wrathmongers?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/02/10 02:42:15


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I have a couple of plans for the Wrathmongers.

First off- use them as exotic adversaries in Warhammer Quest.

Second- more/ better elite units than Bloodbound in Sigmar games, which we need to do again soon.

Third- conversion bits galore.

And I actually have more Nurgle elite infantry than I do Khorne, surprisingly.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/02/13 16:33:30


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Hurray for a 3 day weekend!

...although everyone ended up getting sick, and I missed out on Brookhurst's bring n' buy, and we ended up feeling blah and not going out last night since we both have to work on Valentine's... oh well.

I did manage to get my guardian squad all done!



Custodes with their sentinel blades...



And the other three members wielding guardian spears. Not sure who will get the Shield Captain cloak yet. Maybe one of the guys with the spear advancing. Also had a difficult time figuring out where to put their misercordia. Couldn't find reference to them in the instructions, so slapped them on around their waists and called it a day.

Still finishing building the jetbikes, and then I have about 3 more Custodes squads ready to paint. Hopefully even play with in the near future!

Speaking of playing, I've been diligently trying to finish my First Strike box for 40k. My son said he'd try, and it seems like a nice portable set to take and introduce others to (and familiarize myself with the rules while I'm at it).



Here's the Intercessors from the box. They're the easy to build guys. Painted the sergeant's face but it's hard to see. I'll try doing the decals after I've sprayed and sealed them.



The Reivers as well. Debating if I want to bother highlighting the black- ish under armor stuff. Feeling kind of lazy about it... plus I got started on the Plague Marines, and would like to see them finished by the weekend.



Got the Darkoath Queen all done too. I like her. May not be 'Eavy Metal quality, but I tried! She'll lead my hypothetical Slaves to Darkness army/ warband if we get around to playing Sigmar again.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/02/13 16:56:39


Post by: JohnHwangDD


I missed the BH B&B, too.

Nice to see the new stuff painted!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/02/16 05:26:19


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


As did I.

The Custodes look amazing to me. Is the Darkoath Queen's tongue sticking out? Looks like she's rocking out.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/02/16 17:44:13


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I really, really, REALLY like the Custodes.

The Terminators especially. They are really nice models, and I have always been a sucker for lots of ornamental armor.



So it should come as no surprise I'm enjoying Trajann Valoris and his shield captain buddy here.

Trajann has a ways to go but the captain next to him is waiting to get sealed. I should have Trajann done by the end of the weekend.

I'd like to get another Guardian squad but everyone and everywhere seems to be out! Doesn't help that they're the new hotness. I knew I should have bought more when I had the chance to get them cheap.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/02 16:30:55


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


No time to paint due to report cards going home and me being expected to actually check my students' work. YUCK.



Smokey is done. Base is good enough. Need to find the I Love Poots bottom part to stick it on so it matches all the other monsters.



Beast of Nurgle finally based and finished. My son really likes it for some odd reason. I let him pick out the parts to build it with. Took me weeks to finally finish it.



A Bones Bear I'm not really happy with. I misread what Barzam wrote and used a beige instead of a tan. Need to figure out how to bring it back to brown bear status.



An assortment of drybrushed animals for a wolf pack to use in Paleo Diet. Ordered some torch arms from some Flagellants, hopefully they fit my Frostgrave barbarian bodies alright.



A few random Ten Thunders models from Malifaux. Need to figure out how to bring out the detail on the blue Yokai monkeys. Kung Fu monks are coming along nice enough.



The Yasunori who's been sitting in the way for months now is built and just needs to have the feathers touched up, as I did them pretty sloppy.



A random Celtos figure who I'd wanted to paint as Slaine, but then didn't, and a Skorne warlock I want to use for post apoc stuff. Need to do his armor....



Fyreslayers have been started for Shadespire...



Trajan Valoris and a dog that ended up looking more like a cow I'm afraid.



First Strike/ Easy Build Plague Marines are finished and I can officially play that little box now. Everything in it is done!

Now to get rolling on the handful of unfinished models I've left on the dining room table...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/03 01:32:20


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Love the yasunori, the dwarfs and the Custodes. Is the smoke knight also a custodian? Those yokai seem electric blue...are they supposed to be ethereal like ghosts?


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Oh, and the cow dog is cute.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/06 16:32:01


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Now that grades are done for the moment and there's a lull between big events at work, I had a few free moments.

Got Primus Jalaam from Hordes done.



Naturally most of the highlights and detailwork don't show up well, but nevertheless he's finished. He strikes me as a perfect post apocalyptic wanderer. He's going to be hanging out with a few Dark Age models that I someday hope to use in This is not a Test.

Shadespire Dwarfs are finished up now as well.





I did multiple washes over the skin, painted their eyes, highlighted all their weapons and loincloths... and you can't see any of it in the picture. Drat.

Started up some more Custodes models, and am debating which Shadespire team to tackle next- Orcs or Skellies. I'm leaning towards Orcs as there are less of them which means I should be able to finish them quicker...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/07 05:00:18


Post by: youwashock


Celtos! Look at that axe. Their weapons were beyond absurd, but I love them. Nice work on the tartan.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/07 05:18:32


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Nevermind the axe, look at his hand! It's the size of his head!

There's definitely something about these figures. They have a funky charm. I picked up a few more random ones that I'll eventually paint. I started a few. Maybe I posted them?

I can't even remember!

Now I may have to look for more this weekend...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/08 16:28:44


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


So I had this model from a failed/ struggling board game kickstarter called Demigods Evolution, and had no idea what to do with it.





So I turned it into a Custodes Shield Captain.

I mean, he's got two shields, so why not?

I've had him for a while, just couldn't decide what to do with him color- wise. The only painted samples were hardcore Awaken Realms display pieces, and there's no way I can compete with that.

Funny thing- it was Prodos of all people who helped save this game from absolute death. The company who is attempting to produce it was supposed to work with Titan Forge, that fell through, and Prodos actually stepped up and produced all the resin figures for the game company, and as far as I know are responsible for all the figures for the game so far.

He was supposed to be on a 40mm base, but his feet overhung it greatly. I can't stand that. He snuggly fits on a 50mm base though.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/08 17:00:28


Post by: Barzam


You ought to get a few more angles of him. It's a little hard to get a sense of what he looks like with his shield in the way.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/08 18:18:18


Post by: youwashock


That is an interesting model. Fits well with the Custodes.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/08 18:21:15


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


 Barzam wrote:
You ought to get a few more angles of him. It's a little hard to get a sense of what he looks like with his shield in the way.


I'll do you one better and let YOU take photos of it that give a sense of what he looks like without his shield in the way!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/09 02:12:39


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


That's a cool looking mini. Nice paint job, too.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/19 15:35:32


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Continuing with the Custodes theme, I actually got a few of the models I've had in front of me done.



Heresy- era Aquilon Terminators. These guys are pretty BIG. They're on 50mm bases for starters. This squad has the adrathic destructors rather than bolters. Bolters are boring. Worst case they can just be counts- as modern Terminators. I don't know if there's a big difference between 40k and 30k rules. I should hopefully have another squad with the firepikes coming in the somewhat near future. I may end up with more when I order Constantin Valdor too.



Their 40k counterparts. Armor got smaller and more compact, yet just as ornate as before. I really like the 40k Aquilons. I need more. I also need more Guardians but they're impossible to find these days.



My Contemptor and Galatus.



Close up of the Galatus. I wouldn't mind an Achillus but the thought of straightening that spear shaft and getting all the limbs lined up seriously turns me off from the model. I hate fitting 2 handed weapons together in resin. I'm not good at it. It was bad enough trying to get this guy's legs in a satisfactory position as neither one wanted to glue together at the same time, or line up with how I wanted him posed. He's done though!

Hopefully I'll have better luck with my Telemon...

Besides Custodes, I've been on a weird Chaplain kick.



Here's the current batch of Chaplains I'm working on. There's a few more that are either unbuilt, or waiting to be primed, or in pieces in the garage as well- these are just the ones that are upstairs.

The big guy is a Wargames Exclusive "primaris" Chaplain, and the squat dude on the right is from Hitech Miniatures. They're got a newer one I like, just haven't gotten around to acquiring him yet. I also completely busted his Iron Halo. Whoops.



The ever- elusive "Skullz" chaplain. I know Barzam hates him, I love this figure. It's the fourth one I've owned, but the first one I've painted. Those ridiculous eBay prices have helped further build my collection after all!



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/19 17:00:00


Post by: Barzam


That's a lot of Custodians. Thankfully you'll never be able to field all of them. It must suck being in that Contemptor and having to hang out with his blinged out bros in Galatus and Telemon Dreads. He's got nothing to really denote him as a Custodes. I wonder if the other Custodes make fun of him for it?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/23 17:15:21


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Taking a break from Custodes for the moment, and working on... Space Marines?

Yeah. Space Marines. Quite a switch for me, I know.

Despite not really caring for Marines, I've always liked the (overpriced) character models. I've been acquiring quite a few online when I find them for a reasonable price. I've had the guys from Calth since the box set came out, built them, and promptly forgot about them. Time to get to work then!



Here's the Terminator captain. I think he's a captain. He's a character model at least. I need to do a bit more work, but he's getting there. I did a terrible highlighting job. In my defense I don't usually highlight. I think it's Cataphracti armor? Gotta slap some Ultramarine logos on there too.



...and the Chaplain dude from the same set. He's shown up in the background in a few pictures, but he wasn't really done. He's coming along nicely.



Plus a random Terminator Captain I came across on the cheap. Need to do the base and scribble on all his parchments.

More chaplains gearing up to be finished soon!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/23 18:54:46


Post by: JohnHwangDD


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Here's the Terminator captain. I think he's a captain. He's a character model at least. I need to do a bit more work, but he's getting there. I did a terrible highlighting job. In my defense I don't usually highlight. I think it's Cataphracti armor? Gotta slap some Ultramarine logos on there too.


I kind of feel like you might get better results with some sort of quickshade, as it provides gradients and shadows that you normally don't push. It's really good for GW's Grimdark(tm) stuff.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/03/27 15:57:25


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


It's odd- both Calth guys got plenty of shading. Didn't really show up much in the photos.

Work continues on my chaplain kill team.

First up is the Wargames Exclusive/ Grimskull Primaris- sized "Imperial Confessor."



He's still very much a work in progress. Still working on a lot of his scrolls, straps, seals, and the cherub that's supposed to be flying above him.



With a Blood Angels Chaplain I'm trying to get finished up. Need to finish up his shoulder pads and jump pack. I did most of the highlighting in silver, and in person it looks decent. Whiel they look the same size, keep in mind the Blood Angel guy is actually leaping off a rock.



A Deathwatch Watch Master I found cheap that I've been working. That Imperial Confessor was still hanging around and you can see there's definitely a difference in size. That Watch Master is supposed to be a regular sized marine too!

Still have a few more chaplains waiting to get finished up. After that it's Necrons and then back to Malifaux...possibly with a stop in Kingdom Death land as I attempt to finally build all the armor kits I've acquired. And I've acquired a lot...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/04/09 16:00:33


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Jeez... I haven't posted much in a while.

I've been working my way through the Forgebane box. In fact, I just finished building the last of the Skitarii this morning.

While I was finishing building and prepping all the GW Necrons, I got busy dealing with my Grimskull/ Wargames Exclusive backlog of their cybernetic empire, or whatever they call their Necron proxies.



Most of them make good Necron Lords or Overlords, but could probably stand in as Lychguard as well. She's one of my favorites.



Dual scythe madame.



A straight up Necron "Lady" with resurrection orb. Her limbs are really thin and it's probably inevitable that the arms or cape fall off in the very near future.



A floating Orikan or Cryptek proxy. Probably Orikan since she's got no legs.



My Dr. Doom inspired Necron Lord.



The new Cryptek model from Forgebane.



Most of the unit of Gauss equipped Immortals.



As well as most of my Deathmarks.

All that's left for the Necrons are the Wraiths, who are based and base coated, but I just started working on a Primaris Apothecary, so that may get done first....


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/04/09 18:07:05


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Those are girl Necrons?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/04/09 18:29:20


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Yeah, Grimskull's whole schtick when they started was making lady 40k proxy models.

It may not be as apparent in my photos, but yeah, all those necrons have breasts. They even make conversion torsos if you want female warriors!



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/04/09 21:22:35


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Thanks for confirming that those Robot Space Skeletons have boobs!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/04/11 01:13:07


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Those are some great 'crowns rocking the classic colors. The Dr Doom one is my favorite. Are you going to add more green to the Immortals' gauss blasters?

 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Those are girl Necrons?



One night on Neogeddon and the tomb's your oyster,
Lack of flesh, a little history,
There's a star god in every silver cloister,
And if you're lucky then the god's a she.


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 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Thanks for confirming that those Robot Space Skeletons have boobs!


Maybe they're from Beverly Hills.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jXV79Lo8Krs


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/04/13 16:57:17


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I've been trying to clear out a few unfinished figures from my table.



He's not much to look at, and the lighting doesn't help, but my Deathwatch Watch Captain is done. Now to get some Deathwatch for him to hang out with...



Yet another chaplain, and one that has way too similar color palette compared with the Deathwatch guy above, is Ulrik the Slayer. I'm a sucker for GW character models, especially when I can get them relatively cheap. Both models came from an eBay seller that had misspelled both their names, much to my gain.



Valka the Curseborn, one of the Trollblood Northkin subfaction guys from Hordes. I like the model, but he sat in front of me for months now unfinished. Glad he's done. Got to finish his base but that won't be long.



Some Malifaux Lotus Eaters. They're done... basically. I should probably tattoo them up. They're really plain looking as it is. You can't even really see the shading I did.



Some Tau dudes I had sitting around. Are they pathfinders? Fire warriors? Breachers? I'm not sure. I do know it's a legit Sept though. I have a Commander battlesuit that's getting done in similar colors. Hope to have that done eventually as well.



A Primaris Chaplain getting started. I used Barzam's idea of a super light grey rather than attempting to mess with a straight white for a base coat.



And just to irritate Barzam and continue our arms race, my Custodes are starting to expand their garage. And Lego collection I guess?

Stupidly I lost the lights that go at the top of the Land Raider's tracks, so I improvised with filling the gaps with the smoke dispensers. It works... sorta?



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/04/13 17:18:43


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The custodes vehicles look great. The smoke canisters work. I probably have a couple eagle head bits if you want to make the tubes a little less plain.

Nice Lightning effect on the glaive.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/04/24 15:39:03


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



The solid gold train continues to chug along....



My Wardens unit of Custodes are all set to get finished. The light washed out most of the details, but I'd hit them with a Reikland wash and used a bit of bronze and different golds to highlight all their bling.



Ixion Hale and Constantin Valdor for my overcompensated HQ choices. I broke Hale's axe and haven't been able to put it back together correctly yet (there's a little point on the top of it that keeps snapping off). Valdor I didn't bother cutting off yet as his casting gates make a nice and easy handle to hold him while I'm painting.

I've got Valdor's assortment of bases and extra flashiness in the beginning stages of painting as well.



More gold, but this time it's for fantasy! My Shadespire team of the Farstriders. They're about 95% done. A few more details need to be dealt with. Hopefully they can see some play time this weekend.



Random vampires. Left one needs his face lightened up DRASTICALLY. He's from MOMA miniatures in spain, while the other is a resin vampire lord from Shadows of Brimstone.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/04/24 17:02:36


Post by: Barzam


Geez. You got those Farstriders done quick. I guess when I get home I'm going to have to focus on my Chaos warband before I get to anything else.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/04/26 15:29:31


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Got my Telemon Dreadnought done while I was slinging gold paint on everything too.



He's being attended by random Bones figures. I was expecting him to be bigger honestly. Not that he's very little, and he's on a 100mm base as it is. It doens't help that the Redemptor dred is almost the same size, if not bigger.

I really need to redo his shoulder pads. I was SLOPPY. I tried to dirty his feet up too but it isn't as noticeable in the picture.



Finished up that Vampire boss while I was at it. Just realized I didn't bother doing his base yet. Whoops.



Kicking out a Bones figure I decided to paint recently as well. Kinda got a lot of 'em... and this guy wasn't even a Kickstarter acquisition.



This guy was a recent purchase as well, further neglecting the box of multiple Kickstarters worth of Bones figures.

I wanted to do his outfit up like a Zulu warrior, but it's not like he's wearing much to begin with. Maybe I should get some of those other animal avatars and do them up all similar.

Some day...





Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/07 17:04:44


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Spent some time trying to clear out some unpainted Kingdom D
eath models.

Considering I've had the game how long now, I finally took the plunge and started building the armor kits. They'll be showing up soon...

In the meantime, here's the Green Dragon Knight Armors.





Also slopped my way through a Sunstalker Miko.



And tried to do an acceptable job on the Easter Twilight Knight.



Currently acquired a rather large Khador army that we're going to have to get started on, and also got a fair amount of Circle Oroboros figures I planned to use for Paleo Diet.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/11 14:17:59


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


To continue with the Kingdom Death theme, I actually put together the Rawhide armor kits and started painting them.



The 4th one wasn't handy but he's about as far along as the others, which is to say there isn't very much progress yet.

I also primed a rather large pile of Necron characters, and have started actually getting some paint on a few.



Nemesor and Vargard, both still pretty early on. At least the base colors are in place for the most part. The whites and greens need a lot of work, and the silvers need to be a bit more shiny. They'll get there.

In terms of actually finishing stuff, I didn't get a whole lot done this week, except for this random Celtos lady I picked up a few weeks back.



Our local store had discovered a sizable stockpile of Celtos figures, so I did my part and started randomly buying interesting looking ones. She's the 3rd one I think I've finished? Maybe 4th? There's definitely more that I've started and done nothing else with since, so maybe I'll get those completed in the future.

Most of my week was spent working on these guys though-



With the new Khador Man O War units coming soon, I figured it was time to return to the Motherland and paint some Khador stuff in preparation. Problem was I sold the overwhelming bulk of my Khador collection- except for the Greylords, which was pretty random. I've got these guys and their Sergeant, a Kovnik, Mechanik officer, and some Demolition troops waiting to get painted up.

I'm debating about trying one of the laternate Khador schemes on one of the other Man O War squads. Which would be better in their olive colors? The bombardiers with their chainsaw cannons or the demo guys with the ice hammers?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/11 16:44:56


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Curious, is that what your Survivors are actually wearing? Or you just built what you thought would be cool?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/11 16:55:36


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


You're making some crazy assumptions, thinking I've actually gotten around to playing the game yet, despite kickstarting it all those years ago!

Nah, for my first run through of kits, I'm going to build them all vanilla and with gear on the corresponding sprue.

After that I'm going bonkers and kit bashing the whole lot. Most armor kits I've got at least 2 or 3 sets of, so it'll be a while...

At least once I've got the Phoenix painted and maybe a few more early armor kits done, we'll get around to actually playing. Maybe once we get back from japan this summer.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/11 17:01:43


Post by: JohnHwangDD


LOL, got it!

We didn't start playing until this year. We've done some White Lion hunts, and are building some Rawhide and White Lion armors, but can also hunt the Antelope. Butcher is coming up soon.

I'm excited for the GC.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/14 15:37:43


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



Finished the first of my Rawhide armor sets.



They're joined by a friend from the Lowlife miniatures line. I don't know if I ever posted him. Blame Barzam for that guy.



Finished up another Celtos figure, along with a metal Atlantean from Mierce. I'm happy with the size and proportions of the Atlantean. It bodes well for Mierce's future human figures. Hopefully their warriors of Balor match more of the current figures on the market in terms of size.



Two more random Bones figures I finished up. I'd started them a while back, and then did nothing with them.



I started painting some of the figures from Street Masters: The Rise of the Kingdom. It's a board game beat 'em up in the vein of Streets of Rage and Final Fight. There's some interesting mechanics at play along with some interesting homages. It's not often you see Fung Wan references in the West. The Ryu wannabe ended up looking more like Toriko than what I'd planned on, but that's the color scheme they have him in. Before anyone says it's Goku colors, the artwork is a lot lighter, and one of the female fighters uses Goku's colors more obviously.

These guys are a bit smaller than what I'd hoped for, but that may be from painting a lot of Kingdom Death lately.

I started trying to speed paint the bad guy grunts for the game, so hopefully I'll have them finished this week. There's a lot though, and I started painting some of my Khador Man- O- War hero units...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/14 16:41:25


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The Celtos dwarf pushes so many buttons. Lots of red on some, gold and green on others (but no red, gold and green mini). They look great.

Is Street Masters out yet? I would have pledged for that except I didn't really believe the project would ever reach a successful completion... Oh well, soon time to play some Let's Fighting Love.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/14 16:56:49


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I was a bit worried about Street Masters ever coming to fruition as well. My hope is to get it to the table this weekend with a completely painted cadre of villainous mooks to take out.

We'll have to give it a spin when we're back from Japan (and hopefully have more time).

Of course, if the Inquisitor is willing to throw down at Shadespire with us, we could do that as well. Didn't you pick up some naked dwarfs?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/14 17:38:16


Post by: JohnHwangDD


The Ryu guy looks more like a Dan, which would have given you a chance to break out the pink paint


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/14 19:18:12


Post by: Barzam


I still think he kinda looks like Yamcha, myself.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/15 03:18:16


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
I was a bit worried about Street Masters ever coming to fruition as well. My hope is to get it to the table this weekend with a completely painted cadre of villainous mooks to take out.

We'll have to give it a spin when we're back from Japan (and hopefully have more time).

Of course, if the Inquisitor is willing to throw down at Shadespire with us, we could do that as well. Didn't you pick up some naked dwarfs?


I did pick up some naked dwarfs, and kept them naked. I'd live to play either game or both. I can't guarantee I won't make that annoying Final Fight "hnyah!" noise every time I roll a hit, though.

I really enjoy seeing your minis all painted up (and Barzam's), so I feel a little bad playing with unpainted minis. But just a little.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 Barzam wrote:
I still think he kinda looks like Yamcha, myself.


That's a terrible thing to say.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/15 21:27:58


Post by: monkeytroll


Just checking I'm not the only one that saw an alien cactus dude with a giant purple beret. Could have been a flashback....


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/15 23:38:37


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I thought he was an alien marital aid.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/15 23:59:09


Post by: Miguelsan


I have that Celtos figure painted almost with the same color scheme. I don't remember following any kind of official color guide. How can this be

M.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/16 01:20:46


Post by: kestral


That lion guy is awesomely goofy!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/16 01:25:32


Post by: Meer_Cat


Been a fair bit since I checked in, and glad I did: you've gotten a lot of very good work done! And in so many different fields of endeavor. Understand entirely about Kickstarting something back during a different epoch and only now just getting around to doing something with it!

As Gene Wilder says in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: "Come along now, we have so much time and so little to do....wait...reverse that...come along!"



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/16 15:32:30


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Thanks for the kind words all.

Slathered up some Street Masters triad mooks.



"COME AT ME BRO"

I couldn't resist the frog mage with his Totall Recall- esque twin brother growing out of his belly. Hard to see currently, but he'll be painted soon enough.

Finished up a trio of Khador higher- ups.

A battle mechanik officer:



I really like this guy. I'll have to get some regular mechaniks to hang with him.

A Shocktrooper Sergeant:



Not super happy with the ice effects on his polearm, but it's serviceable.

And a Man O War Kovnik:



I tried freehanding the Khadorian symbol on his flag there. I built up his base a bit so he's actually standing upright. For whatever reason the model is weighed down by his axe so badly he's reeling backwards from it.


Off to paint some more Celtos now!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/18 15:37:50


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Didn't get much sleep last night, so what better way to be unproductive early in the morning than paint more stuff!

Worked my way through a handful of Celtos figures that got primed last weekend.



This dude is AWESOME. Who doesn't want to wear a boar skull for a helmet, a man thong, and poles with human skulls all over them while they brandish a knife as thick as their face and wave around a staff with a brass fertility goddess on top?

I have no idea what I'll use him for, but he'll show up on the table SOON.



A super angsty looking Celtos elf. That haircut and nipple rings are a bit ahead of his time- he totally would've fit in with the early 2000s indy crowd. His eyes and stuff are painted, but the lighting makes it look unfinished. His sword has a nice obsidian look to it in person but it comes out greenish in the photo, when I used blue. Odd. I kept thinking of Elric while I painted him.



Another Celtos figure. I like the antlers and giant sword. Very heroic looking. Especially the fanny pack on his wallet chain. I know there's a name for those things, maybe one of you could enlighten me?

I may go back and redo his kilt. Kind of boring. Or at least add some tartan stripes to it. I'm sure there's an off green colored clan out there somewhere.



A barefooted archer with a weird face who forgot to wear her clothes to the battle. She's got an ornamental headdress on at least! That'll help!



A super zoomed in view of a shield maiden who forgot to wear her clothes to the battle. This lady has some serious heroic proportions going on. Her hands (especially the shield one) are as big as her head. I did try and paint the shield, but the paint was a bit too watered down and ran all over, meaning I get to repaint it all. Hurray!

As I finish these guys up (there's another 3 or 4 primed, and just as many in my garage), I've also started on my next project, which is a Tharn warband from Hordes. I planned on using them as a caveman tribe in Paleo Diet, but with the new CID coming out this summer I believe for the Circle guys, what the hell, maybe I'll finally give Warmahordes another try. I've got enough Khador painted now to play a legit game.



My first subject is a Bloodweaver Night Witch. Bone blades, rags, animal skins... she's a perfect cave girl. She can hang with Barzam's amazons while she's at it.

Frustrating thing was looking at Privateer's page, the details on their model are so crisp. I couldn't see half the stuff on her belt/ waist area. The details weren't very sharp in that area. Her face as well. Maybe it was the primer? Not sure. She came out alright in the end.



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/19 21:00:07


Post by: monkeytroll


Sporran?

Do !like these Celtos figures. Although, being me, I do want to chop them up and move them to a far future that's quite grim, and a little bit dark.

One thing I started doing on those rare occasions I touch a brush, is after priming, give a watered down wash of a brown or black wash, then maybe hit a light drybrush of white depending on how the wash has sat. Shows up details even if not totally crisp, and let's me start thinking about colour delineations.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/23 16:56:36


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I'm guessing those are sporran, but I'm used to seeing the typical furry ones that modern highland dress tends to incorporate. What do I know though?

I know I want to continue painting Khador troops, that's what I know!



Here's my Harkevich that's about 95% done. There's some things that need touching up, but I'm pleasantly content with how he's turning out so far. I had Harkevich painted up a few years ago, and sadly he was part of a Khadorian pogrom which resulted in almost all of my Khador and many Trollkin getting sold off on eBay and at local stores.

Harkevich was sorely missed. I always liked how he looked like a soldier equipped to actually do some soldiering. Provisions, bedroll, ammunition, telescope... dude looks like he means business. He's also the perfect adventurer type for a game of Iron Kingdoms or in something like Song of Blades & Heroes.

In remembrance of Harkevich the 1st, Harkevich the 2nd shall be a pretty close facsimile of my original's paint job.



FINALLY! This guy has been sitting in front of me for a few months now, unfinished and constantly nagging at me. I was unhappy with how he was shaping up, and I couldn't figure out how to add some depth to him. It finally dawned on me that I ought to try panel lining him like a Gundam. I got a super tiny brush and went to town! There's some spots that need work, but I'm just happy to have him out of the way! He still has no chapter insignia either...

Now what am I going to do with these Space Marines I've got?



Maybe fight some Necrons? I keep painting Necron heroes and characters, but I'm in the process of clearing most of them out. I've enjoyed playing them in small amounts but I'm not looking to purchase the big super expensive kits to play a bit more competitively. I may get rid of enough units that I have nothing but heroes and bits to make a Kill Team.

At least his robe's green parts look alright. I feel like I should do more with the brass, but I just don't know what.



If you have Nemesor, you get Obyron hanging out as well. Not super happy with the edges I did on his staff. Zandekh turned out better. At this point I don't care though. It's good enough table top quality.
Vargard Obyron here also needs his chest emblem finished. Looking at the photo I can't believe I didn't finish it!


My next job before we head to Japan is trying to finish the Dragonborn wizkid figures. Yuck. Why did I buy them? Maybe because I'm a sucker for reptiles? The molds are sloppy, the primer stuff obscures all the details... they've been a chore. They're going up on eBay when we get home in July, I'll tell you all that much...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/23 19:02:39


Post by: Barzam


Yeah, the Wizkids figures kind of suck. Their details are super soft and the primer is really spotty. One of my Beholders somehow had the primer dry with a big air bubble under it. How does that even happen? I've told you how one of my gnols has such soft details that his armor just kind of emerges from his skin.

Harkevitch looks really good. Maybe it's the pics, but I think he actually looks better than your first version.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/24 01:56:05


Post by: JoshInJapan


The blacklining on that Apothecary looks great. It must have been a PITA with a brush, though. Do you think a Gundam marker would have done the job?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/24 02:49:17


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I was going to do it with a gundam pen, but Barzam advised not to, citing it would screw up the paint upon sealing the figure. It wasn't that bad.

This Harkevich DOES look better. I compared old photos to the guy in front of me. I'm still shading and highlighting some bits on his armor, but there's been a bit of improvement in my painting since then.

Damn do these Wizkid figures suck with details. I'll take Bones over them any day.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/25 15:29:19


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Here's my cheesy Dragonborn models from Wizkids.

For whatever reason some came out really glossy with the wash despite me doing them all at the same time.



The warrior types...



The paladin or knight types



Warrior or rogue types...

All in all, they're done. I can say that at least. That stupid primer stuff will flake and chip at the sligthest provocation. Really frustrating. Hopefully the sealant helps rectify that.

They're more than likely ending up on eBay when we get back from Japan though.



Two more Celtos guys. I think I really screwed up the woad on the spearman. May just repaint solid flesh on him. Undead dude came out alright. At least the Celtos stuff seems to have a pretty limited color palette to choose from.

I'm thinking next up is probably Tharn from Hordes, along with finishing up a bunch of Custodes that need completing. Jet bikes especially. A few more Necron heroes are hanging around waiting to get finished too.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/29 15:38:13


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


T-MINUS FIVE DAYS UNTIL DEPARTURE. Time to get as much painting and modeling done as I can!

Went back and cleaned up that Celtos Spearman. Looks... better, I guess.

Also slapped some paint hurriedly on two more Street Masters heroes.


Good enough for a board game with soft details. At least I can differentiate them from afar. I may try to squeeze in a few more goons before we leave.



Wrapped up Chiron, a unique Skorne basilisk. I got him back in May of 2017 (I checked PP's website to make sure) at Brookhurst for the price of a regular basilisk on sale. Regular basilisks sit on 40mm bases and run about 14 or 15 dollars, but since the store was having a sale, this was discounted even further. Chiron here however is resin and is on a 50mm base. Price tag indicated regular basilisk prices. Asked the cashier to double check as I didn't want to rip off the store for their poor pricing ( 'cause I know karma'd pay me back) but nope, they said it's all good. So I left him unfinished for over a year in front of me. Awsome!

In case you're wondering what the building is in the background...



This is the Red Oak Distillery, which is from Warcradle's new lineup of Wild West Exodus terrain. It's MDF, and actually was the color of the renders, which I found surprising. No other mention of who manufactured or produced the kit. I liked the silhouette of the building, but it was a somewhat frustrating build. The tanks of alchohol did not go together well (with me breaking a lot of the rings that bind them together) and the instructions were horrible- all the parts have numbers and letters, but nowhere on the MDF boards are there any corresponding bits of info. The photos on the instructions were also super tiny and difficult to comprehend.



Another thing I was a bit disapointed about, and maybe it's just my copy, but a lot of the etched in details in the renders/ photos are missing from mine. Look at those pipes on the side of the building. The photos show all sorts of dials, rivets, and wires etched in to the sides of the building. That weird circle thing is supposed to be some sort of pressure gauge. The whole top portion of the wall under the roof seems to be completely lacking in detail as well.

Overall, not a bad little building, but the slant of the roof also will limit figures from climbing up there. Something I hope the other buildings rectify, as I have a few more to put together...

As previously mentioned, I'm back on a big Khador kick. With a three day weekend to myself I tried to wrap up a bunch of figures I recently acquired.



Dark Prince Vlad Tepe... I mean Prince Vladimir. After painting him I guess it's nice to have him, but I still think he's a bit skinny in this incarnation. I'd always hoped he got a Man O War epic upgrade, especially after seeing his list in the Forces of Distinction book.



The Ice Cream Obavnik herself, Koldun Kommander Zerkova. I may do the resculpt of her just for the heck of it some day down the road. I got a cheap upgraded model of her as well, so it'll be interesting to see if I can paint her up better than before. Plus I always liked her Reaver guards.



A Widowmaker Marksman. Pretty straightforward model. Turned out decent. Now if he still had a unit of widowmakers to hang out with...



A female Manhunter. I like her much better than my old male one. May try another male one just to see how it turns out, considering I painted that guy at least four years ago if not more.



Entering retread territory, I painted up a new Grigorovich. I may have the old one posted on Dakka still. Will have to check. Pleased with this one at least.



Plus a pair of Bones dwarfs I hadn't finished, because it would be amazing to actually finish painting all of those Bones figures I've got!

Next up? Tharns, Necrons, more Bones... and who knows what else?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/05/31 15:32:01


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


T-MINUS THREE DAYS UNTIL DEPARTURE.

Last day of school, had my son's promotion to junior high, turning in my keys for the summer tomorrow... I can't believe another school year is finishing up!
Especially weird/ sad/ nostalgic as my boy's been at my hip for about the last seven years. Feels weird coming to school without him today (seeing as how I teach there and he sure as hell isn't going to get to play hooky under my watch).

Started my Lord Tyrant Zaadesh who showed up yesterday.



Got most of the basic red and gold work done. Most. Still a bit to do, and all the black fill in spots on his armor needs to be dealt with. He'll be done before I leave, I'm sure of it.



Some male Tharn personalities to cohabitate with Barzam's, in various states of painting. I hope to have them done before Saturday. From left to right is a Chieftain, a Whitemane, and a Shaman.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/06/01 15:45:45


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


T-MINUS ONE DAY UNTIL DEPARTURE.

Zaadesh is done at least. Would've liked to have gotten more painted since I got done with work early yesterday, but a ten minute meeting with the principal turned into a near two hour gripe session that I had to mediate.



I actually got all that gold trim done and proper on him. My feelings towards the Skorne seem to constantly waver between love and hate. I like their armor and warbeast designs, but I can't stand their derpy bald heads or trying to paint their armor with a sucky brush.

I also can't stand what a pain some of their models can be when it comes to trying to transport them, well, anywhere. They've just got too many bits some times all over their kit.



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/06/01 16:45:00


Post by: JohnHwangDD


That Zadash model is pretty cool, but what's up with the wonky axe thing on his back?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/06/01 17:44:15


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


A lot of the Skorne have them- they're like the sashimono banners that samurai wore, which seems to be the style Privateer are going for with the Skorne- desert samurai orcs.

Zaadesh is just far more blingy and fabulous than his peers, that's all.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/06/01 19:10:59


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Ahh... I thought maybe it was some kind of weapon. LOL.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/10 14:35:20


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Back from what seemed to be a short trip... turns out it was over 5 weeks!

Started this guy before I left. He was a leftover of Barzam's he never got around to painting.



Since I only had the one, I figured I'd do something different than the typical red for him. I'll have him hang out with tin can Sorsha whenever I get around to picking her up.

Speaking of things Barzam gave me, I got this set of Glavewraith Stalkers from him for the big four oh birthday. Jet lag and an inability to sleep means they got done right quick!





As I've been known to do, I will happily sing the praises of these easy to build kits. Affordable, well sculpted, nice bases... I'm a happy camper.

I've got the Banshees as well, but not sure when I'll get to them. I have an incredibly large pileup of stuff to paint, along with the Tharn I started before I left. The hope is to churn through as many unfinished models as possible before I head back to work. I think I can do it...



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/10 17:11:21


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Nice white on that armor!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/10 17:49:58


Post by: Barzam


You got those ghosteses done quick. I suppose they'd be relatively easy to paint though. It looks like their bases probably took longer. They came out very nice though. Good choice on lining the Shocktroop in blue, too. It really helps make the white armor pop.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/13 15:29:21


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Their bases did take longer than the actual ghosts. At least the Soul Wars versions don't have custom bases, I can slop through them quickly.

Speaking of quick, here's another figure I got on either Monday or Tuesday and jet lagged my way through.



Sergeant Dragos Dragadovich of Khador's Man-O-War Demolition Corps. Dude's got some custom man-o-war armor as well as a pair of modified ice hammers the demo corp use. I really like this figure, and he had me sold on the whole range of Man-O-War from the moment I saw him. Even if he never gets used in an official Khadorian capacity, him and his Forgeseer friend are going to see use in other games.

Something that took me quite a while to get wrapped up however, were my Tharn. I showed these three off a while back, and I've had a set of Blood pack hunters sitting in front of me for just as long.



Here's the Whitemane, which is the grizzled elder of the tribe.



The Shaman, wiith a weird pose that didn't want to go together, requiring pinning and greenstuff to get his staff arm attached.



...and the Chieftain himself, ready to sacrifice puny weaklings in the name of the Devourer.

I like the Tharn, but dang are they cluttered up with tattered rags and trinkets. I hope to have the blood pack done this coming week (two are near completion), and maybe some day I'll get some Ravagers to go with them.

I should have an odd assortment to show off next week as well...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/16 14:27:02


Post by: highlord tamburlaine



So this guy jumped to the front of the line.



He's from Diehard Miniatures in Spain. Guy does all sorts of interesting Oldhammer style sculpts. He was sitting in the garage, I needed to prime some other figures, and he ended up getting finished first.
Very classic feel to him. I feel like I did a decent job.

Still plugging away at those stupid Tharn Blood Pack. They're just so dang busy!



Got the leader done at least. I'm trying to use him as a guideline for the rest of the crew. Problem is the details on their faces are really soft and there's not a lot of good closeup photos of painted models out there.



Finished a Crypt Flayer/ Vargheist I had laying around. At least he looks presentable for tabletop usage.



Some ghouls to go with him.



Started another house or clan or whatever they're called for the Flesh Eater Courts, going for a Blank from SF2 vibe with them, with the green skin and orange hair.



Something totally not my usual- Space Marine Scouts! These came with Shadow War Armageddon. Built them when I got it and never bothered to use them. Maybe I will now. I've painted a few of the orcs that were included with that as well.




With the snipers right behind them. I even tried to do a quick and simple camo pattern, which seems pointless given the blue armor and beige under clothes, but whatever...

I guess I should probably get some Ultramarine decals at some future point to slap on all these guys, since they look like Ultramarines. Their armor is a bit to bright and blue to be proper Smurfs though.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/16 23:06:18


Post by: JoshInJapan


It's always nice to see Oldhammer stuff, even if it's not really that old. The trim on the armor turned out quite nicely.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/19 06:52:21


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Stuck at home today while we got a patio finally installed, so what better to do than paint and listen to music all day?

So this lady's been a bit of a project of mine this last week. I've yet to see a finished version of her to copy, so I had to stare at the artwork and try and do my best.



This is the Daimyo from the Sun Clan in Rising Sun. She was in the Dynasty Invasion expansion, which were the Chinese and Korean clans. I really just wanted her, and thankfully found and eBay seller who got me the whole clan for a very reasonable price.

I think her clothes turned out decent. I still love the sculpt. I'll try and do one of each of the other sculpts. I'm not sure about her face. I can't tell if she should be paler or not.



One of the newer Bones releases. Not sure about the dino head. Needs something, but I don't know what. Monkey is alright. He's big too.



A random Goritsi from Wrath of Kings. Picture sucks, I think I did a better job than it looks.



Batboy and a random Gunslinger from Knuckleduster's line. Seems inspired by Eastwood. I fethed up that stupid sarape and don't know what to do with it. Repaint it most likely... but how?



An over saturated shot of Khador's Great Bears of Gallowswood. I forget who is who...



Except I know the bald guy is Yarovich. He's hanging out with his buddy Kovnik Andrei Malakov. This is the earlier non- Kickstarter version of Malakov- he's a full blown warcaster in a wannabe commissar styled uniform these days.



stupid tharn are finally done!



My dad found these while they were cleaning out shelves to get ready for new carpeting. I think I painted these maybe 92 or 93. I think I did them for my brother in Japan, who is to cool to ever admit enjoying 40k stuff.

Front guy with the big boots is a RAFM sculpt according to Barzam. I have no idea what's up with the power glove guy in the back. What's he doing with his hand?

I have a strong feeling I never finished these. I could never match the color GW used for Blood Angels. I mostly used my dad's Tester's enamels back in those days. Ahh... sometimes I get nostalgic for the 90s.





Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/23 18:47:00


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


A few more random figures I've got wrapped up.

This week was a bit of an undead kick, painting up a couple of the new Nighthaunt kits.



Crawlocke the Jailor, who despite having a unique name, doesn't actually seem to have any special rules- the instructions and website just have the same Spirit Torment stats. Odd. Thought he'd get some more unique rules.

I tried playing around with that new Hexwraith Flame. I wasn't super impressed with how he turned out, but he was my first victim to it. Other figures I've been happier with. Going to build some Hexwraiths and really go to town on them.



Crawlocke's Chainghast cronies who hang out with him. I love that they can hurl those flails as a ranged attack.



A bit shiny currently from putting too much Agrax and not shaking it up thoroughly is Kurdoss Valentian, the Craven King. Boy can I not wait to put him on the table! A unique looking model and he's a tough, cranky, mean SOB in battle.

His female counterpart is going to be along shortly after I get all my Skitarii out of the way...

To combat all this undead nonsense-



The Stormcast Lord- Exorcist, who also is a pretty mean SOB with his big honkin' staff and purifying blast spell. The paladin there I just finished as he has sat incomplete for at least half a year, if not more.

The little ghost is a Chainrasp from the Soul Wars starter. Tried painting one up before I commit to the big pile of them sitting next to me.



Hammerhall Quest's Black Ark Fleetmaster, who I refuse to put on a square base since I like his scenic square. Now I just need to paint the High Elf hero and I should have just about everything for Quest finished painting! Maybe we'll even try playing it...
That's also the last of my Crypt Horror/ Flayer guys laying around! Just the zombie dragon and I'll have finished off an entire start collecting box!



A washed out image of a Death Dancer from Raging Heroes. I was really irritated they didn't unlock the matron for these ladies during the campaign. These were my favorite RH figures from TGG2. She turned out alright, but I have no idea what I"ll use her for. Maybe a daemon?

Currently in the process of trying to finish up a 10 man squad of Metalica Skitarii. Progress is slow and steady if I can keep myself from starting other figures in the meantime...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/25 16:46:11


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


So my attempt at putting together a Skitarii Kill Team for... Kill Team... is complete for the moment.



First up is my sole Sicarian Rust Stalker Princep. I salvaged him out of a bargain bin at a store that went out of business. He was missing most of his limbs, so he's actually been cobbled together out of a bunch of other parts. He may have ended up with a bit too many limbs, but that seems typical of both my own preferences as well as the Mechanicus themselves.



This Infiltrator Princep was recovered at the same time as the Rust Stalker, but actually had all his limbs, just bent and broken. I tried to fix him up as best I could.

Funny enough, he's got the cog pattern on his cloak but the glare made it disappear.



Alpha Rangers, or leaders for Kill Team...



Some Rangers running for cover...



Jezzail and some Rangers ready to fire...



As well as the special weapons.

I had a nasty time with those cog patterns. Finally found a brush that was cooperative, but in the end I got them all done. My White Mages are complete!

At least until I get more Sicarians finished, along with the Vanguard, and boy, after that, it's time to take the leftovers bit to a hobby knife and start chopping things up!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/25 18:44:38


Post by: Barzam


Your White Mages turned out good. I've found that the cog teeth aren't actually that hard to do. Just paint a thick, chunky line, then use the coat's base color to make the teeth by painting in the space between them. It's really just a matter of trying to keep even spacing between the cog teeth.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/25 19:04:46


Post by: JohnHwangDD


That white base color came out really nicely.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/25 20:19:59


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Heh... I actually cheated and use a super off- grey. It's not even white, but looks it! Heck of a lot easier to paint and does't require as many coats.

I'll try painting in the spaces next time. Got a Magos and some more Sicarians that I started working on this afternoon. Plus I'll eventually get around to doing the Vanguard.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/25 20:34:45


Post by: JohnHwangDD


Is that a "white" primer? Or are you airbrushing a ghost grey?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/27 16:37:45


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


No airbrush, just multiple thin coats of ghost grey.

Which have continued to see service this week, getting a few more Kill Team members ready.



First there's this cobbled together Blade Magos, who I guess decided he could one-up the Hive Mind and try fighting like a Hive Tyrant himself. A shame I can't get him photographed from a decent angle, I thought he turned out nice.

He still has a bit of work to do on him, just like his regular Magos buddy.



On the other hand, my Rust Stalkers are finished for KT-



Along with a pair of Infiltrators, neither of which are using codex approved load- outs.



Think I've got enough AdMech stuff to play now! Unless Electro- priests get rules soon, then I'll finally have to bust that box open...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/27 17:28:17


Post by: youwashock


Those Magi are looking sweet. Especially the Grievous one.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/07/27 17:44:43


Post by: Barzam


Huh. I guess I'm going to have to reopen my Rust Stalker box and actually finish them. Surprisingly, I think you actually have more finished Admech now than I do.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/08/02 19:55:56


Post by: highlord tamburlaine




This guy has been sitting unfinished since he came out..



Constantin Valdor is finally finished! Now whether I bother doing his big super diorama base is a totally different story...



A few random Bones dwarfs that got finished. I love how the one is pointing, and the other is trying to console him or calm him down.



More random Bones. Happy with the Dwarf engineer/ ranger guy. That bartender had super shallow facial features.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/08/03 18:49:03


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


More random Bones figures continue to seep into the paint que.



I want to say this guy was a Revenant or something, so I tried painting him up ghoulish. His body details were super mushy. I honestly can't tell where one piece of clothing or armor ends and another starts. We're going to assume I painted it in the correct spots. Oh well, another one down!



Another Reaper figure, although this dude's a metal one. Who doesn't want a Gorilla Gunslinger? I thought he came out decent. Perhaps I should fix his finger nails. Nah...



3 random Marine heroes in various stages of completeness. Librarian is probably the farthest along but they all have a lot of work to be done still. Probably they'll be finished before I go back to work. Fancy capped cap and the lib came from that set with the plastic chaplain included but I haven't started him yet. I was let down with no chaplain/ jump packs for Kill Team, so a lot of my zealous close combatants have been sidelined for now.



My Lord Executioner! I'm quite happy with how he turned out. I lost his original head though. Ended up using the head from that limited Primaris Captain up above. Required a bit of trimming and cutting, but it looks pretty decent.

Not sure what color his unit designation should be on his shoulder. It looks like the assault arrows. Maybe in white? Still need to write something on all his scroll work...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/08/13 15:08:38


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Nooooooooo!

Today is the first day back to work, and back to school for all the munchkins.

Getting my room prepped and materials all good to go has not left much time for painting. MUCH.

There's always going to be something getting finished up!



Like this fat little dwarf mage on a pony!



A Sicarian Ruststalker Princep I had extra parts for. He also has an extra arm, because why not? You can never have enough blades.



My first batch of Oathmark Goblins. These guys are much more Tolkein- esque than the usual goblin fare. I'm not sure how I feel about that exactly. I don't really have any goblins, and wanted some for Sellswords and Spellslingers.

I ended up basing them on the included squares as they're easier to put into a horde, which Sellswords often has crappy grunts do.

The kit itself isn't that bad. A fair amount of variety, and they look like they'll work with a lot of Northstar's other plastics.



Here's a plastic Frostgrave soldier for size comparison. While they're appropriately diminutive compared to a human (as they should be), I haven't tried kitbashing them together yet.

However, most of my time over the last week or so has been getting this guy done-



My undead elites continue to grow their ranks with the Mortarch of the Night, Mannfred Von Carstein. Having built and painted him has almost sworn me off of doing the other two Mortarchs on their flying bone doggies.

I do have another Mortarch kit, but not sure who to build- Arkhan or Neferata.

Mannfred hoiwever will soon be joined by Lady Olynder, the Mortarch of Grief, as I've gotten back to working on her since she was released.



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/08/13 17:06:10


Post by: Barzam


Those Oathmark goblins all look very nice. I think I like the beefier builds on them to the pseudo SD proportions goblins usually have.

I'll bet you enjoyed painting Mannfried's steed. Looks like a pain in the butt to me.

Also, you have at least three Space Marine Captains now. What are you going to do with all of them?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/08/13 17:20:25


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The goblins look great. If you are interested in "Tolkienian" orcs, I can give you some of the old WGF orcs.

Mannfred Mann is impressive. Love the scythe-glaive and the skulls especially.

The princess is very crisply painted. The mechanical parts look like real metal. For some reason his blades make me think of Babylon 5.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/08/14 05:34:44


Post by: youwashock


Mannfred VC looks awesome. Nice work especially on the skull filling.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/08/15 22:04:28


Post by: Meer_Cat


The swords on that ruststalker are particularly good


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/08/20 15:19:48


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Those Skulls on Mannfred weren't too bad. I cheated- primed the whole thing white in large chunks of pieces, went over the skulls with some washes, then actually painted in the doggy parts before gluing it together.

Time for another impractically balanced figure!


Lady Olynder, the Mortarch of Grief! I love the concept, love the design of her, but man do I not like how tiny her contact point is to the base. I also don't care for her attendant spirits, who did NOT want to glue on to her cloak correctly. It's a miracle they're even attached.

I did a very basic and plain paint job on her. I mean, she's supposed to be mainly sheet white as it is... Also finished a few chainrasps that are hanging around her there.

Otherwise, I wrapped up a few outstanding eBay projects as well as some random marines.



The limited Primaris Captain. I'm happy with how he turned out. It took a lot of nerve to not want to paint his power fist crimson though....



A regular old boring captain. Someone had chopped off his sword and given him a sloppy hammer job. I tried to fix it up. I also need to go back and write something on his banners.

Some have accused me of having too many captains, to the point that I have more captains than I do marines for them to command.

This is so far from the truth it hurts. I have more chaplains than I do captains!



One of these days I'll photograph all my finished chaplains from various companies. I bought three more over the weekend too...

Kill Team rules be damned, at some point they're getting fielded as my Chaplain All Star team!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/08/21 01:34:10


Post by: Meer_Cat


For all the difficulties, that Lady Olynder piece is fantaatic- well done!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/08/21 05:15:14


Post by: JoshInJapan


You did a great job on that ghosty model-- I like the roses in particular-- but it does look like it'll snap off in a light breeze.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/08/30 17:14:44


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


School stars, painting stops... at least I've got Labor Day weekend to look forward to!



A couple of new/ preview Malifaux figures from the Gen Con sale. Bultungin for the Neverborn and Neil Henry for the Arcanists. Neil there really reminds me of Kratos from God of War.

Would have been nice if I'd take a more in focus photo.



Finally got around to finish my Tech Priest Magos guy. Also some more random Chainrasps.



More goblin rabble from Oathmark. Guy with the hood is actually made out of almost all Frostgrave bits attached to a goblin body. Worked out alright.

Plan to use them soon enough in Sellswords and Spellslingers.



An elf mage dude from one of the Warhammer Quest games or expansions, not sure which. He's slowly making progress. Other guy is from GCT Studios' Bushido game, in their bad guy clan.

I like the samurai dude, but I'm hesitant to commit to giving him an elaborate tattoo like the studio did. Will keep working on him.



A WIP of an Aztec general from Paymaster Games' "Going Native" line. There's something really fun about painting crazy colorful warriors. I have a few more Paymaster figures I've got that I"m working on...



An oldie but a goodie! Barzam talked me into getting this guy, and it didn't take long for him to get painted.



A random Succubus from Mantic's Kings of War. Not 100% sold on my skin color choice. Maybe lighter like a dark elf? Kind of a greyish purple?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/08/30 21:58:23


Post by: Meer_Cat


I don't think the bushido guy is armed enough, really, only two katana, two wakizashi and one measly sai?

All looking good!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/04 05:08:39


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I got another Bushido guy that's armed even MORE ridiculously, don't worry! He'll be coming along shortly...

Most my free time lately has been spent trying to learn the ins and outs of making videos and how to use Youtube's interface for uploading them. I'm not... as technologically advanced as I used to be sadly.
She figures I end up talking to myself half the time about all this model nonsense since nobody else nearby me is listening, I might as well throw it out there and subject other people to it.

So yeah, that other Bushido dude is coming... soon.

In the meantime, here's a few pieces I finished up on a stressful labor day weekend due to whiny children.



Both figures are Aztecs from Paymaster Games "Going Native" game. Both sucked as their weapons and hands were completely broken in transit. I don't know if that was intentionally designed to be glued on by the owners, but it was a pain getting their weapons and hands attached.

The guy on the left is a Warrior Poet, whatever that is (he's got a drum on his back), and the Aztec General who showed up here before.

Besides their irritating arms, I'm quite happy with them. Trying to track down reference photos was a challenge unto itself. They came out quite unique looking though, I've got to say. I probably need to touch up the bracelet things on the warrior poet's legs. Not sure what color they should be. Gold?



Another figure from Paymaster again. This time, a Pacific Northwestern Chief. Anyone have a clue what tribe this would be considered? Or how to paint him? I'm just shooting blind on this guy and trying to come up with something that looks the part. I honestly had no clue how to paint him... I still like him.

Kinda thinking I might need to modify my order to them before the kickstarter stuff ships out...



Finished up the GW Loremaster, who I think came with Hammerhall, and a Wolsung Elf that Barzam got for me YEARS ago. Ain't nothing funny about a kung- fu elven sifu with mystical opium, I tell you what.

A couple of weeks ago I picked up a cheap Bushido starter for the Ito Clan, which are the snakey reptile evil guys. I wasn't too keen on most of the sculpts except the twin bladed shirtless guy from last post.



This here's a Temple Bushi. Happy with his face. Not sure if I should continue the pattern on his hakama onto his jacket as well....



This figure I hate. She's broken at so many spots I'm amazed I saw her through to completion. I don't like the pose, I don't like how the pieces attach, I don't like how enormous her chest is, I don't like how she's precariously balanced on one foot with both the blade and its scabbard being separate pieces with tiny contact points... I can keep going.

She's done though, so there's that to be said.



Now this... THIS, THIS I like. No, not like, LOVE.

Bloody Bradigan Pitt. Gotten for dirt cheap off of eBay because nobody could bother to understand his majesty. So strong and amazing he broke off his shackles to enjoy being painted by myself.

I was so tempted to snip off his soap bar and replace it with a bottle of booze, but no, this fabulously flamboyant carnie- looking muscle man needs some soap.

You know what he is? Karnov. With a dash of Dr. Eggman/ Robotnik.

Nah, it's Karnov. Karnov for the tabletop. Fat mustachioed man in goggles with a fur coat ready to beat you senseless with a bar of soap in a strange fantastical world. All he needs now is a ladder and some pointy shoes.

Let it be said here and now- this guy is going to show up in every game I can find a reason for him to be there.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/04 22:26:11


Post by: Meer_Cat


All the pieces are really well done- Bradigan Pitt is terrific, especially with your flamboyant build up! Use him wherever you can. The figure puts me a bit in mind of the character Skua September, from alan Dean Foster's sci-fi novel Mission to Moulikon (it's from the 70's, so no worries if you haven't heard of it). Skua is just like you describe this chap.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/05 00:10:48


Post by: Barzam


Oh my God, you're right! That IS Brad Pitt Karnov! Now he just needs to pull a ladder out of his pants.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/05 00:12:36


Post by: ecurtz


I'm not Native American, but did grow up in the Pacific Northwest - there were a ton of small tribes / nations with roughly similar clothing so I don't think he's supposed to represent anything too specific. His main tunic thing would likely be made out of treated and woven cedar bark with natural dies on the trim, so your color choices are pretty good. Often there would be fancy patterns woven in (as pre-Columbian North American living goes the PNW was pretty nice, lots of food and relatively few conflicts, so plenty of time for making fancy coats to keep off the endless rain.)
https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/human-origins-and-cultural-halls/northwest-coast-hall/kwakwa-ka-wakw/kwakwa-ka-wakw-collection/clothing


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/05 01:31:51


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Thanks for the link! That's the kinda stuff I need. I'll be sure to keep an eye on that link, as I know I have more PNW guys coming.

I was sadly hitting up the 4th grade teachers I was at a conference with for some ideas on native clothing, since it's part of their curriculum. I knew about the woven bark but wasn't sure about the jewelry or some of the patterns on the clothes themselves.



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/05 06:37:46


Post by: JoshInJapan


B.B. Pitt is, indeed, a work of art. You're work on the fur coat is superlative.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/05 15:34:16


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Seriously, that Bloody Bradigan Pitt is an awesome figure.

I did put too much work into that coat. There's at least three shades of brown in there as well as the base coat of german grey.

Besides that, I forgot to post these guys-



Nagual, a MesoAmerican Wizard also from Paymaster's Going Native line. Reminds me of Mola Ram for some reason.



The first Shikami model from Infinity's Yu Jing faction. Can't go wrong with a wandering cybernetic samurai... although I think it might be the Miyamoto Musashi from Infinity in disguise.

I may not do it anywhere near Angel Giraldez levels of detail, but it's painted and highlighted and colored in all the right spots. It's also finished, which is more than I can say for most of the Infinity models I own. I really ought to finish up the Taskmaster figure and other YuJing stuff I have sitting around...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/10 15:32:25


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I gotta go back and fix up that wizard dude's magic. Nobody could tell it was supposed to be flames of some sort.

So I keep making orders to Grimskull/ Wargames Exclusive...



This is their Imperial Wolfen Lord. At first I thought he was just a generic Space Wolf hero type, but no, he actually is supposed to be Wolfen. He's got shaggy sideburns, claws, fangs, and cybernetic doggy legs to go along with all his skulls! He's big, which meant he's easier to paint, but not too big, where he ends up Primarch size or something.



As you can see, his base adds a bit of height, but nothing too ridiculous like some of the Hitech or Scibor resin ones.

He'll fit in well with my Wolf squad I got for Kill Team, assuming I build and paint them any time soon.

So... with that... how about something really random?



This is a Skorn Warlord from the Warhammer Quest- inspired boardgame Darklight: Memento Mori. He's actually a boss character, and is represented by a token in the game. There was a boss mini pack available during the KS, which is where he comes from. I should've put someone next to him to give a size reference. He's a bit larger than a typical human.

Barzam said he looks too much like Kratos, but that's how the KS art for his was!

Do I have more random stuff than him though? Sure!



My fighting hippo avatar! He's a Bones figure, with a mouseling for size! He's still a bit of a rough wip, but he's getting there!

Next up, samurai and dragonborn!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/10 22:51:28


Post by: Meer_Cat


The fightin' hippo and mouse king are the perfect combination! Great work!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/11 00:34:26


Post by: Barzam


The hippo looks like someone just gave him a nut shot. Space Wolf is neat, for what he his. Too bad that like most Space Wolves, he ditched his helmet.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/14 15:33:04


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


So I've been on a bit of a Japanese kick lately. Doesn't help I keep spying the latest Taiga drama whenver my wife's got the TV on.

I picked up some Test of Honour figures at a reasonable price these last few weeks, and started working on my first set- Chobei's Renegades.

The titular character Chobei is based on a historical figure, Banzuiin Chobei, who was supposed to be a Robin Hood type street tough in Edo that eventually got cut down living the thug life.

While I haven't finished Chobei himself, I did finish up his street rabble.





Seeing as how they aren't supposed to be actual retained soldiers or anything, I didn't bother putting swords or sashimono on them, seeing as how I doubt they'd own any of that fancy stuff.



The long range guys as well.

Forgive their lack of painted sandals and sloppy faces- both were touched up since the photo was taken.

I still can't believe that these are the only plastic feudal Japanese figures on the market. I really think somebody could make a killing with a more modern tooled samurai kit. I'd forgotten what a pain these guys were to build since they were first released under Wargames Factory. The hands that are too tight to hold the spears, the thin and flimsy swords, the tiny bits... they were a great set of kits for the time, but it's time for something new! Plus they're kinda dinky...

To go along with them, and coincidentally matching their colors, are the last two members of my Ito Clan for the Bushido game.



I think the snake guy is supposed to be drumming on a taiko, judging by his arm position and the fact that he has weird club things in his hand. Would've been nice if they included a drum with him then!

The girl will make a decent geisha type for Test of Honour or any other Japanese themed game we end up playing.

I also dug this guy out this week and got back to work on him since he was first released.



When he's done, I think I'll have painted every Age of Sigmar Khorne personality. Now to do something with them besides GORECHOSEN!

In other news, I got around to building this guy-



He's the King of Ruin from Creature Caster, and he's a whole lot of resin. He is HEAVY. I really feel like Creature Caster has come a long way since their disaster of a kickstarter. I'm going to try painting him similar to the photos they have on their website, but I need to finish my GW GUO first. Any thoughts on where I should take his skin? The Rotigus on GW's site has a very pallid skin tone. Some sort of a wash, but not sure what...

Speaking of Creature Caster, I need advice on how to proceed with this mess of a figure-



This is their Lord of Malice, and he's got all sorts of different paint patterns going on with him. Should I just continue with the red skin/ dark red- brown armored parts?

Also trying to figure out how to proceed with some Gates of Antares Boromites.



They're just started really, but should I go with the more pale yellow or mustard yellow for their armor?

Lemme know what you guys think!



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/14 17:44:28


Post by: Theophony


Lots of awesomeness in these pics. I was looking at Creaturecaster last night. I got a refund early in the cluster of Kickstarter. I really wanted the pincer demon and the mountain dragon. Would have ordered the mountain dragon last night, but they have since discontinued him . Oh well $100 saved there.

As for the Boromites I’d go with the darker mustard color to really stand out from his skin tones. I have to finish my Ghar, Algoryn and Concord but the Boromites are growing on me........ .


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/14 21:02:21


Post by: JoshInJapan


Nice work on those ToH ashigaru. I particularly like the drab colors you used-- they don't look like retainers for a rich daimyo.

I've resisted getting any ToH plastics, partially because I have so many metal samurai models already, and partially because they suffer from the same limitations that all multi-part plasics suffer from, namely that there are only a few poses that look realistic, so you're limited in how you can assemble them.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/28 15:20:34


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Haven't had much painting time due to having to work with kids and get prepped for parent conferences and the end of the grading period.

I did manage to squeeze in a few bits and pieces over the last few weeks.



This is Toshiro, from GCT Studios' Bushido line. From my understanding he's a limited edition model that's only available during event weekends or at conventions.

He's so laden down with weapons he seems the perfect player character for a mid- campaign Shadows of Brimstone hero. He's quite a busy looking model though!



Toshiro is joined by Chobei from Warlord's Test of Honour. He's a metal figure as opposed to the regurgitated Wargames Factory samurai.

One thing I'll say, the metals have a lot of character to them. I think I ended up picking up most of the metal character models. Now to get some more ashigaru and samurai painted up to hang out with them.

The terrain behind them has been another item I've been working on slowly. It's all Plast Craft's Fukei line for the Kensei game. It's an interesting mix of material- plasticard, foam, and MDF wood. I particularly like the houses with their support frames around them. Still irritated they don't really allow the figures to use the interiors of the buildings.

Those chainrasps should be the last batch I had left from the Soul Wars box. Now to move on to the bigger and more exciting Nighthaunt models!



I also finished up a fairly large Poxwalker pile. I don't think any of them match paint- wise. I tried to make them all a bit different. Sadly there's still more after these guys. I might try clipping and smoothing some of the horns on the next batch just to make them even more visually distinct.

I was currently working on Astorath the Grim, along with the WGE Mephiston proxy, but I broke Astorath's axe and can't find a replacement I'm happy with. Mephiston stalled out as I can't find a red I'm happy with. I guess it's time to hit the shops to find some decent alternatives!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/09/29 22:55:46


Post by: Meer_Cat


That Toshiro is fantastic! What a great figure and you've really done justice painting him up- really nice job! You could pair him with the other figure in the straw 'coolie style' hat and they could be Destiny and Death from the Kung Fu Hustle movie!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/10/04 15:31:12


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


If I'm going to be painting big wide brimmed straw hat guys, I'm going to have to take of my Kensei assassin who's sitting here waiting to get primed, along with three or four dozen other figures.
Plus, before we'd do a Death & Destiny figure, we gotta take care of the Three Thunders from Big Trouble in Little China (but those guys are pretty much already in the new Shadows of Brimstone game, so hopefully that'll be soon).


At least I've cleared some space for those soon to be primed figures.

This guy has been eating up a bunch of real estate on my table, along with livestock.



This is Golgog Goat- Eater from Mierce's Darklands line. He was an ogre mercenary, or Oghur to be more appropriate, and he's quite big as that WizKids Dragonborn is a bit larger than an average human and is on a 32mm base. He's a big dude.

I was really taken by his original artwork, as he looked a lot more vicious and feral. The final sculpt is nice, but doesn't have the energy I felt the artwork had. I love how laden down he is, despite it not coming through in the photo. He's got 3 goats hanging off him, some birds, pouches, a huge blade, assorted hooks and chains... it's *almost* at Rackham levels of provisions hanging off of him. Almost.

As far as I can tell, this is the first painted photo I've seen of him. Believe me, I looked. More surprising is that I didn't end up painting him with red skin like most of my ogres. I think that yellowish brown ocher works well for his base skin tone.

Accompanying Golgog is his Albainn buddy:


All of my Ogres/ Oghur are getting painted up in Fomorian colors for Darklands, despite what kindred they belong to. I wish his big wyrd stone or whatever he's carrying had more runes carved into it. Didn't help that they were hard to discern from the patterns in the rock's texture.

He's also a pretty big dude. His head reaches the roof of that lord's house next to him.



Another figure I've started off and on since his release is the Visarch, Sword of Ynnead. I think I've got him to a point where I'm pretty happy with him. Now it's a matter of studying up on white dwarf articles on how to paint gemstones to finish up all his soul stones and sword. I guess I'll try freehanding the symbol that's supposed to go on his loincloth.

He's currently being mobbed by a group of Shadows of Brimstone Werewolves.

I've pulled out a bunch of my SoB figures in an attempt to get more finished prior to Forbidden Fortress arriving. Wolves are done enough, along with some of those two headed rat thingees I forgot the names of. Painting the wolves up first is not the wisest choice, as they hit HARD. They are not enemies to be trifled with at low levels of the game.

Next up are the vampires, as they're pretty easy to paint up. Currently working on the Chainrasp team for the new Shadespire box set while I work on the vampires, as they share a lot of base colors.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/10/04 16:00:19


Post by: JohnHwangDD


The Red Eldar is excellent! Are you doing to do anything with the sword?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/10/04 16:33:17


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The new ogre flesh tone looks really good. The red visarch looks pretty sweet, although I want to see those sword and gemstones finished.

The SoB werewolves look like my favorite type of werewolves, and werewolves are my lizardmen. Why haven't they gone up for sale on Amazon? How much detail do the plastic kits carry?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/10/08 20:33:29


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I thought the plastic wolves were decent. You can pick out things like teeth and claws, and the fur is pretty thick in spots so it's not too hard to highlight.

They're currently available on the Frog's website for their Halloween sale, along with a bunch of other interesting stuff. Plus the usual buy 2 get 1 free card expansions.

I splurged and grabbed the magma giant since it was available as a preview. No idea how I'll paint it. Gotta do my lavamen as it is, and my Brimstone painting cue is starting to get rather long... at least my vampires should be done shortly.





Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/10/09 15:20:38


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Time to finish (or get finished) a bunch of items that are cluttering my workspace!



Alten Van Helsing, a reimagining of Alten Ashley from the Mercenaries subfaction for Warmachine. He's from Privateer's Minicrate line. Thankfully I found him at a reasonable price- he's been one of the more expensive guys to acquire after market.

Love his ridiculous ballista crossbow. I had some SoBrimstone Vamps for him to hunt, but I forgot to photograph them.



My completed Boromite Work Gang. These guys are equipped with heavy tractor mauls, whatever those are. Love the boss with his cigar.



Some WizKids Dragonborn I finished up recently.



The Genestealer Cult Abominant from the Tooth & Claw box. I didn't get the box, just the cult members. Should have him done and based soon enough. I had a hard time getting him to fit together. His legs were quite uncooperative. I made a bit of a mess with the glue, but thankfully it's all covered up and nobody will know... until I post this at least!

Still need to add quite a bit of details to him, and finish up his little buddy there.



Further work on my Lord of Malice from Creature Caster. I'm not 100% sold on the tips of the wings. The CC website shows the wings just being all the same color. Not sure if I'll follow suit and do the same...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/10/16 15:32:40


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Got that Lord of Malice finished up!



That's Gw's plastic Skarbrand next to him for reference. Almost as tall, about half as wide, and half the price as well!

Another cool thing is his base actually is on either a 50 or 60mm round. I love how Creature Caster's figures are deigned to fit on a small footprint but expand vertically for presence. That way he can get mobbed (or defended) by lots of chaff!

And with that, yet another chunky figure finished!



The finecast Scyla Anfingrimm! Always liked the redone concept of him. Wouldn't mind Creature Caster or someone taking a shot at a similarly feral looking Chaos Beast...

Traditionally those spikes on his tail aren't supposed to be painted that way, but I didn't care. It was just too red and needed something to break up the monotony of it, despite being made with a multitude of red paints.



Nightvault's Nighthaunt Shadespire guys.



More of the Nighthaunt Shadespire team




The gang all back together, waiting for me to finish the new Stormcast team so we can try a magic heavy game!

Speaking of Nighthaunts, it was high time for me to get the rest of the Soul Wars box finished.



Two of the hero models who's names I can't remember.



The Lord Executioner. With him done it's just the guys with scythes and the knight on the horse, and all the Nighthaunts are complete.

Also been working on a few Wild West Exodus figures.



I want to say this giant werebear is Geronimo. I need to finish up his jewelry but his fur is done at least.



My giant steampunk augmented evil werebear with a gatling gun. How many games can attest to having a figure like that? Not many!

I don't have his WWX rules, but I have a feeling he'll see play in some post apocalyptic games. Maybe a standin super mutant in fallout?



Some of my upcoming projects to work on- I didn't realize just how large that Magma giant from Shadows of Brimstone was going to end up being!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/10/17 16:21:30


Post by: Barzam


The Lord of Malice turned out good. Are you actually going to keep him?

The ghosteses look good, too. I totally forgot that you got the Nightvault set.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/10/30 03:29:30


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Speaking of Nightvault...

I've slowly been trying to get the Stormcast side done. Finally did it. Got real sidetracked with eBay stuff these past few weeks and didn't really paint much for myself



I think they're good enough. Painted and highlighted to a semi decent standard. Hopefully. Daughter has managed to break the female member's staff twice already whenever she sits at my computer. Hopefully it'll stay in place now...

Also got another Darklands guy finished!



Here a Fir Bholg for the Irish Erainn faction,but that, he's been enlisted under Baalor's all seeing eye now. Have to paint the Eye on his armor, or possibly tattoo it on him, but he's gone over to the bad guys team now.

He actually fits in pretty well with my other ogres. Not nearly as armored as some of the other ones put out by Mierce. That's alright though.



This is... yeah. Angry Eon. He's from Hitech Miniatures, and he's totally not Angron. Nope. He's angry. I got him cheap a couple years ago, and have broken him repeatedly and come very close to tossing him in the trash on multiple occasions. He's a lot worse for the wear and is missing multiple parts. So I went and painted him now. Why? I really don't know. I have much cooler models in need of paint. I still need to touch up some spots on him. Eh. He'll be consignment fodder worst case, and will help pay for Blackstone fortress or whatever it'll be called when it comes out.

Here's one I wasted no time getting painted.




Wayland the Smith, who was a special anniversary figure from Wayland Games/ Warcradle in honor of their store's owner I believe. Anyway, he's a big huge steam worker. That's one of the Younger gang primed next to him and he's not exactly a short figure....

Hopefully I can take a break form eBay for a bit (made enough to mad back the Antimatter campaign and cover end of the year vacation costs) so I should hopefully get back into the groove of things!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/11/01 15:51:50


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Despite the crickets I shall continue to plug away.

How about something you don't see every day around these here parts?



My man Guts! It's totally Guts from the manga Berserk. I forget what the figure is labeled as. It's from Klukva miniatures in Russia. He's a good sized figure despite being squished onto a 25mm base.

It was a debacle to ever receive him though. He got lost in the mail and the post office decided to send it to another city and then send it back to Russia, despite me having family contact the post office constantly about getting it (as I was in Japan at the time he was due to arrive). I did get him, and a few months later he's painted! I do need to fix up the skin tones on the arm. Not happy with them. His face is a bit ehh too, but I think part of that was due to the resin more than anything else.



A random undead wraith like assassin dude from the Celtos line. I fear I made his bony parts a bit to yellow. Maybe I should go back at them with a bit of an off white?



This here figure is from Rum & Bones 2nd tide. He's basically Dante from the cover of Devil May Cry 3 for all intent and purpose. I loved the Devil May Cry series. I sucked at them though. My wife actually finished the first three games while we were in college, despite her distaste of video games.



And Dante is not complete without his stylish twin brother Virgil, despite both of them being proxy homage characters! They may not be the most complicated paint jobs, but these guys were pretty decent once I got past the garish board game colored plastic that's hidden under layers of paint.

I'm sure these two will show up in one of our games soon enough. I keep trying to talk Barzam into trying out Sellswords & Spellslingers, an AI co-op system from Ganesha games. More than likely I can see them getting some use there.

I have a few more Rum & Bones guys coming up the painting cue soon enough... along with the last few bits of Soul Wars. Now if I ever decide to paint Nagash or not...


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/11/01 20:21:41


Post by: Barzam


Yeah, those are definitely Dante and Virgil. Dante's missing his sports bra though. Guts came out really good and so did the ghosty guy. Nice work.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/11/06 16:33:07


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


More Rum and Bones. Decided to at least attempt to finish up the box that Dante and Vergil came in.



Viktor here is also a Rum and Bones mercenary figure, which means just about any team can use him if I remember correctly. He also totally looks like the hunter from Bloodborne. This isn't that surprising considering how many characters in Second Tide seemed to come from video games. I wish they'd do this more often rather than basing things off famous people as they usually do in Zombicide.



Another Rum and Bones fig. This is Belle Rose, who totally isn't based on Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I cleaned her up a bit since I took this photo. My daughter liked this figure, but she's always been a fan of beauty and the beast.

The beast is also started, but I need to clear out some of the Nighthaunt units clogging up my table currently.



A Mutant Blacksmith ally from Shadows of Brimstone. I want to say he's either a token or a special character card you can get for an ally minion in the henchmen expansion. This was one of the resin figures on the web shop. He was a lot better casting than the original resins, that's for sure!



A Fomorian Reiver guy whose name escapes me from Darklands. I don't know what his deal is. He looks nothing like the other reivers. He's got that weird batman mask, rags for clothing, and a stone/ bone club whereas everyone else has much more "modern" gear for their faction. He looks like a caveman. He's also quite short, and it doesn't help that he's lurching over. I still like him. He may get used in Paleo Diet though.

Next up- I finish my Nighthaunt army from Soul Wars!



Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/11/06 23:44:37


Post by: Barzam


Are you sure that Viktor isn't supposed to be Van Helsing from the movie of the same name? I seem to recall Hugh Jackman's character dressing similarly. Plus, the crossbow.


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/11/14 16:36:57


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Viktor is more Bloodborne than Hugh Jackman.

Time for another random assortment of stuff!

First up, the Imperial Death Lord from Wargame Exclusive/ Grimskull Miniatures!



He's totally not Mephiston. Asbsolutely not. Quite enjoyed him, if it ended up a bit simplistic paint job. His scrolls turned out nice. I guess they could have been banners, but eh.



You can see the back detail on them as well as he hangs out with Astorath here. This particular guy has had a tough time, being lost, broken, paint spilled on, weapon lost and broken... yet he persevered to the point that I'm calling him done. I don't know where the mace came from that he's now carrying. The axe is lost somewhere under my desk. Never found it.

He turned out alright in the end. Whether he ends up with my chaplain all stars kill team or with some Blood Angels proper remains to be seen...

Also got this guy finished up finally.



I'm assuming he's some sort of Chaos Lord. He's from MOM miniaturas in Spain. The sculpt is a bit rough, but it really conveys the sense of presence I thought chaos warriors should have. He looks like something out of an early Adrian Smith design. He's also frightfully large.



Here's a cobbled together Tzeentchian cultist hanging out with the same chaos lord, just a tiny bit in front of him. I believe he was made from a flagellant body and obviously arcanite parts. Not a bad idea for some cultists. I got a box of them for 10 bucks a while back at the hobby shop, so this guy was my test subject.

Speaking of Tzeentch, I've been making progress on my Nightvault Tzeentch warband.



That's three of the six done. The sorcerer is almost finished, the brimstone horror needs more orange, and the blue guy has his skin done and that's about it. Should have them done soon enough. Maybe this weekend? Although every time I want to play Shadespire we end up playing something else...

What I'd like to play is Street Masters. They have another campaign going on Kickstarter right now for a reprint/ expansion set, and I was quite pleased with both the game design and the figures. The new ones look even better.

I thought I'd get it on the table this weekend, which means I need a finished set of enemies. I've painted a few from different gangs, so I grabbed the rest of the triad inspired crew and got to work on them (especially since I already started a few of their low level guys along with the main baddie being done).



I rushed these, but they should get the job done. These are just lame street tough guys along with the HK cop heroine who somehow fights in a super short miniskirt and heels. Yeah...



Next up are their staff masters, who keep reminding me of Pitbull. I don't know how threatening that is...
Their poor staves would just not straighten out no matter how much I tried hot watering them too.



Finally we have the sumo dudes to fight. Half tempted to paint some face paint on them like good ol' Honda. Possibly...

Next up I have the last hero figure I'll slap some paint on, and then it's off to either the Cartel gang or the Russians. Tough choice!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/11/29 16:23:28


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


...so where'd I leave off?

Being without a monitor for a while, having Dakka work blocked on all my devices (along with my email), and trying to work my way through my model backlog hasn't allowed me to post much up as often as I'd like.

I did finish the Tzeentch Shadespire team finally.



I figure they're good enough. They look presentable. I painted all that irritating Tzeentchian filigree. Now if we could just play Shadespire again! I swear it's taken a back seat over the past few months to actual wargames or Magic at my home.

I'm trying to take care of all my Shadows of Brimstone backlog before Forbidden Fortress shows up. It probably doesn't help that I'm still working through the 1.5 shipping stuff from my Minecart pledge.



Managed to take care of another resin guy. Jeez he's flat. I like him though. Not the greatest paint job, but not the greatest figure they've released either.




I'm not sure what he's called, but this guy is one of the more recent resin figures Flying Frog released. First off, the sculpt is a significant improvement. Thicker, more defined, on a slotta tab for stability... he's a much better figure. I guess I could use him as a special ally, as that's what he's for, but heck, he's basically a new Bandido sculpt. I might have got him from the GenCon sale. All the resin sales probably aren't helping me clear out the Brimstone backlog though, and I have a handful that are supposed to arrive in the next day or two...

One thing I've wanted to work on are my Wargames Exclusive Sisters. I've got quite a few.

Here's my first test shot.



Overall I think it works. I'm not sure about her front loincloth piece. Is it supposed to be part of her robes or a scroll of some sort? I painted it like a paper scroll, and will scribble some lines on it later, but I think it might actually be part of her robes...



While I was working on the basic Sister, here's the Sister Repentium Mistress, as Grimskull calls her. Doesn't she run with the chainsaw ladies? I'm going to need to start working on the squad of those girls I've got as well.
Her paintjob seems serviceable. I can tell what she's supposed to be.

Speaking of Grimskull minis, I got the Chaos Lord guy done!



I really enjoy their hero figures, even if I have no troops to go with them or no practical gaming use. He's a very busy sculpt, and it was quite difficult to figure out what's what on his armor. I think I did alright. The turquoise highlights look out of place in the photo but blended together better in person. He's a pretty reasonable size too- just a tad bit bigger than a 40k terminator suit, but not by much.

...and speaking of Chaos, more and more Death Guard are being completed.



I think these are the multipart kits. Possibly. I built a few boxes of them at the same time I built the Dark Imperium guys, and now I don't really know what's what. At least the melee guys are from the multipart box. That I know. Still quite a few to go, but it's progress!


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/11/29 17:08:19


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The turquoise doesn't look out of place. It looks really good and pops a lot more than other Chaos associated colors would have. Also, the Bandido looks excellent.

But please tell us more about how you got Dakka blocked at work. Did you get caught looking at Kingdom Death?


Highlording it up with Highlord Tamburlaine. 7/27 Creature Caster monsters! @ 2018/11/30 00:24:09


Post by: Meer_Cat


Holy cow, the painting on that serape is fantastic- well done! _Love_ the street fighting scenes- takes me back to bad (meaning really, really, good) kung-fu movies on Saturday morning.