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The Webway

This is a fantastic blog, Bottle. It's honestly made me start to rethink AoS and possibly give it a chance, despite the fact, as you mentioned, new fluff that seems largely naff. The silver on the steam tank is particularly good, I want my Grey Knights to look like that, did you use a black or white undercoat?

Cheers.

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Any more games in your Season of War yet bottle? In recent months AOS seems to have really picked up steam in my local GW and the local clubs... a lot of units being painted and games being played.

Any progress on your Hurricanum?

My 40K and assorted projects: Genestealer Cult: October 15th http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1290/583755.page#8965486
 
   
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The Freeguild Militia are here! 10 of Azyrhiem's most notorious smugglers. I really tried to push my painting to new levels with these guys, so I am very happy to finally share them. Please check them out and let me know what you think!





This brilliant model is a classic Mordhiem Witchhunter Flagellant. I got him for 99p :-) lots of fun to paint, and I tried adding in purple tones to the face.



These three make up the core. The unit is led by Caspan Vergolt, or "Gilden Mask" as his men call him. The golden mask is rumoured to hide a horrible disfigurement.



The warscroll for Militia weapons gives them a ranged attack and a melee attack, so I made the unit with a mix of weapons.




The unit has lots of kitbashes, but my favourite is the ad-hoc backpack made out of parts from the Outriders kit.

Next up in the pipeline is a Celestial Hurricanum and 30 Handgunners, at which point I am hoping to call an end to my Freeguild army. Let's see if that's possible lol!

More to come...


Bye bye Dakkadakka, happy hobbying! I really enjoyed my time on here. Opinions were always my own :-) 
   
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Always a pleasure to have a look at your army.

Good stuff mate.

   
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RexHavoc wrote:Just read through your whole log, as having only seen the a few bits in the other thread. Lovely work. The fluff for your empire troops is excellent, and very nicly put together.

Your painting has come along in huge leaps, the new skins tones are fantastic. Really like what you did with the tufts too, really adds a lot to finish the mini off.

Your work inspired me to stop painting the armies I was meant to be working on, and picked up some ghosts. Mine didn't come out any where near as nice as yours, but glad I did as they were really enjoyable to paint, and very different to the thousands of goblins I am meant to be painting!


Thanks a lot man! I saw your ghosts in the AoS thread and thought they turned out excellently.

TheEldanariPrince wrote:This is a fantastic blog, Bottle. It's honestly made me start to rethink AoS and possibly give it a chance, despite the fact, as you mentioned, new fluff that seems largely naff. The silver on the steam tank is particularly good, I want my Grey Knights to look like that, did you use a black or white undercoat?

Cheers.


Thanks! I actually think the fluff has gotten a lot better recently and will do if Order win the campaign (very likely) as we'll finally have some cities to base our armies upon. I am thinking of dedicating a banner to Greywater Fastness if it survives the campaign.

I use White Undercoat for 99% of my models now, but I did use black for the steamtank, as I then sprayed it with Leadbelcher spray immediately afterwards. I think that really helped the Steamtank to get a nice smooth silver in a matter of moments. Interestingly when sprayed I thought it turned out brighter than I had expected. I compared my paints with the spray and found that the spray is much closer to Ironbreaker (identical to my eyes) than it is to Leadbelcher. If you can no longer get the spray, I would consider using Ironbreaker as you base metal if you are not already.

Thraxas Of Turai wrote:Any more games in your Season of War yet bottle? In recent months AOS seems to have really picked up steam in my local GW and the local clubs... a lot of units being painted and games being played.

Any progress on your Hurricanum?


I have played a second game, and lost again! Haha, not going very well for me so far this campaign. I'll probably only get one more game in for the campaign as I am going to Venice with Mrs. Bottle next week. Glad to hear it's picking up in your store too.

The hurricanum is terrifying me. I tried an inverted zenithal technique when undercoating, where I sprayed black from the underside first and then sprayed white as normal on the top and side afterwards to put some black in the real deep recesses, but other than that I haven't touched it yet. I'll try and get some WIP shots up as this will take me a while.

Cheers everyone!



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 NAVARRO wrote:
Always a pleasure to have a look at your army.

Good stuff mate.


Thanks, Nav!

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Bye bye Dakkadakka, happy hobbying! I really enjoyed my time on here. Opinions were always my own :-) 
   
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The Rock

Very tidy paint jobs! Excellent stuff, Bottle!

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Cracking paint job there Bottle.

And that's incredibly great find of that Witch Hunter zealot for just a quid. Such a characterful sculpt with the little hand puppet.
   
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Republic of Ireland

Great looking stuff as usual Bottle. You can feel real character in the figs rather than just blank line and file anonymity if you know what I mean.
I had knida wondered about that in AoS - are there any cities anymore - just city cities - where folk go about their business day to day. AoS seems to be lacking an actual context if you see what I mean.
Anyways - have a great trip to Venice with the Mrs. Mrs. Jan loved the place when we were there for our honeymoon last year

   
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Troubled By Non-Compliant Worlds




Salamandastron

Great work on the militia.

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angelofvengeance wrote:Very tidy paint jobs! Excellent stuff, Bottle!


Cheers man

ShireGuy wrote:Cracking paint job there Bottle.

And that's incredibly great find of that Witch Hunter zealot for just a quid. Such a characterful sculpt with the little hand puppet.


Yes! Sometimes when I see a cheap mini on eBay I just put a bid on it to see what it later goes for. Well no one bid afterwards on this one haha. You're right it's a zealot not a Flagellant. Your comment inspired me to search eBay again and I've put more bids on the odd model to see if I get lucky. It's little characters like that which could make this unit really fun. I plan to increase this to 20 models in the future with a banner bearer and musician - hopefully I can get some fun models in the remaining 8.

Januine wrote:Great looking stuff as usual Bottle. You can feel real character in the figs rather than just blank line and file anonymity if you know what I mean.
I had knida wondered about that in AoS - are there any cities anymore - just city cities - where folk go about their business day to day. AoS seems to be lacking an actual context if you see what I mean.
Anyways - have a great trip to Venice with the Mrs. Mrs. Jan loved the place when we were there for our honeymoon last year


It's a good question! I was quite negative about the AoS fluff when it first came out as it's the complete polar opposite of say Dan Abnett style gritty and vivid realism. There weren't really cities to begin with, but they are starting to crop up in the fluff now. We currently have 5 important ones (Azyerheim, Hammerhal, Greywater Fastness, the Living City and the Pheonicum) - so it is getting better, but it's not exactly as I would like it.

Ashenwyte wrote:Great work on the militia.


Thanks! :-)

Bye bye Dakkadakka, happy hobbying! I really enjoyed my time on here. Opinions were always my own :-) 
   
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With the release of the General's handbook have you any idea of what amount of points of miniatures you have painted?

I get the trepidation with the Hurricanum, it is a fair chunk of miniature with a lot of detail, including some annoying and difficult stuff to get to in the rear cabin. Then there is deciding what various colour of planets to paint on the apparatus itself.

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 Thraxas Of Turai wrote:
With the release of the General's handbook have you any idea of what amount of points of miniatures you have painted?

I get the trepidation with the Hurricanum, it is a fair chunk of miniature with a lot of detail, including some annoying and difficult stuff to get to in the rear cabin. Then there is deciding what various colour of planets to paint on the apparatus itself.


I've got a comfortable 2000 points fully painted with quite a few characters (mainly wizards) that get left at home each battle. If I was to include the Death contingent that'll be another 600-700 I guess :-)

Yeah, you nailed it exactly with the Hurricanum - still i'm going to start on it proper this month and aim to have it finished by the end of September :-) I might need to sign up for another tournament to give me a deadline to reach! After that I want to move onto a terrain project - I feel a bit inspired after seeing all the cool stuff you are working on.

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I'm a bit burnt out on my army for the moment, so I am going to take a break and work on some other things for a month (maybe I am just stalling with the Hurricanum )

I'll be painting a High Elf Mage for September's painting comp here on DakkaDakka and will of course have to start on my SLAUGHTER PRIEST WITH HACKBLADE when it arrives, but in the mean time I wanted to share the start of a fun little side project, A town for my Freeguild.



The MDF kit only cost £8 on eBay but with a few bitz added I think it's starting to shape up nicely. If this building turns out well, I'll add another and then paint up my Gardens of Morr to complete the town.

More to come...

Bye bye Dakkadakka, happy hobbying! I really enjoyed my time on here. Opinions were always my own :-) 
   
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That looks cool. Good value too.

EDC
   
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Wiltshire, UK

Thats looking really good so far Bottle

   
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I really like the building. It is amazing how good those lazer cut MDF terrain pieces turn out. I like the paint scheme as well.
   
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Melbourne .au

That's a great looking building. Who makes them?

   
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It was in a sleepy Freeguild village deep in the hinterlands of Gestran Doth where our heroes first battled against the undead hordes that plagued the lands...

Final Update

Hey everyone. It was about a year ago that I first launched this blog, and this will be my final update for it. No, it's not for any sad reason, and I am not going anywhere - but I feel it's a time for a reboot. A lot has happened with Age of Sigmar and I feel the game has really matured well. A lot of complaints in the original post have been rectified. The fluff for example, although it will never go into the detail I would like; describing the trade routes from Hammerhal to Greywater, at least we have those places now for us to base our stories in and to get my low fantasy juices flowing.

I have learnt a lot too in that year. I am really proud of the picture above; it's basically everything I wanted to do from the get go with this thread but wasn't able to. That's why I want to reboot the blog. I didn't so much lose my way, but didn't realise the effort that would go into creating the scene above. But now I am there I want to narrow the focus and improve the content.

I would like to thank you all for following the journey so far, your feedback has been so crucial in helping me up my game and I hope you have enjoyed my posts here. Expect Siegfried's tale to be told soon in a brand new blog coming in a month or two with all the bells and whistles. Bigger and flashier than before.

Oh and yeah, that building kit is amazing for £8! It's marked as "unbranded" but I got it from this seller: wargame.models.1. I'm going to get the tavern next!

The End


(But Siegfried will be back soon!)

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Bye bye Dakkadakka, happy hobbying! I really enjoyed my time on here. Opinions were always my own :-) 
   
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Sad to see this one wrap up, but with the promise of further adventures to come, all we can do is wait! As a project, though, this has been a joy and an inspiration to follow (not to mention pretty much entirely responsible for my own AoS dabbling... )

   
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