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Cracking stuff as usual! Love those Dwarves, and the Undead remain fantastic!

That style of NMM is one I personally prefer over the uber-shiny look. The thing I've found helps a lot (which you might have already done, but I'll suggest it anyway) is washes; purple over your 'gold', black or very thin blue over your silver/steel, works a treat to just tie the highlighting in a bit more and add another layer of depth.

   
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Republic of Ireland

Beautiful work yet again B. Keep 'em coming

   
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So very cool, your skills as a model maker and painter are so complimentary, subbed, subbed subbed subbed subbed
   
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That's really cool on the Flickr page, keep up the great work.

   
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I can't get over the round bases.That cannon is really great!
   
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Oh my Zog these are so good. I'm ashamed of my army now.

   
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Thanks for all the replies everyone, it's really encouraging to hear!

Da Boss wrote:Fantastic work. Your undead are amazing, love the corroded bronze weapons. But everything is gorgeous.


Thank you :-) I think it turned out really well too. I am a big fan of GWs Nihilakh Oxide and Ryza Rust, both of which got used a lot on the Skeletons' weapons and shields.

Paradigm wrote:Cracking stuff as usual! Love those Dwarves, and the Undead remain fantastic!

That style of NMM is one I personally prefer over the uber-shiny look. The thing I've found helps a lot (which you might have already done, but I'll suggest it anyway) is washes; purple over your 'gold', black or very thin blue over your silver/steel, works a treat to just tie the highlighting in a bit more and add another layer of depth.


Hmm, that's really interesting. Do you have a link to any guides? I only used good ol' Agrax Earthshade on the metal parts of these models, but I would be very interested in improving my technique!

Januine wrote:Beautiful work yet again B. Keep 'em coming


Cheers Januine!

nathanie1 wrote:So very cool, your skills as a model maker and painter are so complimentary, subbed, subbed subbed subbed subbed


Thank you! Although I don't think I am much of a modeler, just a painter. It's one thing I worry about with my blogs - I come up with stories for all my miniatures to try to bring them alive, but I never attempt conversions or the like. I wonder if there is ever a disconnection between the two sides because of this...

GiraffeX wrote:That's really cool on the Flickr page, keep up the great work.


Yeah I was stoked!

LeCacty wrote:I can't get over the round bases.That cannon is really great!


Agreed. Round bases has to be the BEST part of Age of Sigmar, haha.

Kommissar Waaaghrick wrote:Oh my Zog these are so good. I'm ashamed of my army now.


Haha! No way. But thank you :-D

And now for something completely different


So as well as painting warhammer, one of my hobbies is messing around in Photoshop and InDesign. You might have guessed from the level of presentation this blog aspires to. Anyway, I had this crazy idea to make my own Battletome...

And this weekend I put in lots of the ground work. Please see some of the mock ups below!

<Edit - Pictures removed, you can see the whole thing just below :-) >

The idea is to have 8 pages in total. 6 that detail the story around my Desperados and 2 that are appendix pages for reference. I would then print out all my warscrolls and add them to the back of the book to create a nice gaming aid.

What do you think of the mock-ups so far? I've actually almost finished the entire thing, so I need to turn my attention to the last few remaining models to reach my first milestone with this project.


...More to come

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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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No link to a guide for the NMM, I'm afraid, it's just something I came across reading years ago, always thought it was a bit of an urban myth, and then actually tried it and it worked a treat.

Those pages look very nicely done!

   
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Well that's pretty fluffin fancy... heh.... fluffin.
   
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Lovely models, great fluff - loving this

"Unimaginably ancient xenos artefact somewhere on the planet, hive fleet poised above our heads, hidden 'stealer broods making an early start....and now a bloody Chaos cult crawling out of the woodwork just in case we were bored. Welcome to my world, Ciaphas."
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Please behold below my custom Battletome! 8 Pages, that hopefully weaves a tale of Siegfried and the Desperados amidst the dark and corrupted world of Azyrheim. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! (Especially spelling and grammatical errors - already noticed "Siegfried" is misspelt on page 4...)

Hopefully it will catch the eye of my opponent when I next go to GW for a game :-P


Page 1
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Paradigm wrote:No link to a guide for the NMM, I'm afraid, it's just something I came across reading years ago, always thought it was a bit of an urban myth, and then actually tried it and it worked a treat.

Those pages look very nicely done!


No worries! I am already trying it out on some miniatures. The blue wash seems to be working well so far :-D

LeCacty wrote:Well that's pretty fluffin fancy... heh.... fluffin.


Mr Morden wrote:Lovely models, great fluff - loving this


Thanks! And I promise to return to posting photos of miniatures again now.

... More to come


Bye bye Dakkadakka, happy hobbying! I really enjoyed my time on here. Opinions were always my own :-) 
   
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THIS! Is what I feel AoS was made for! You should write Codices for Geedubs, but first we'd need to inject pure evil and anti-consumerism into you! MWAHAHAHAHA!
   
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 LeCacty wrote:
THIS! Is what I feel AoS was made for!


Agreed, every time I see a post about this army or the school leage 30-model format, I'm so very tempted to start up a small force with all kinds of kits that I'd never want to build a full army for. I think I could even (just about) manage to get that all painted to a decent standard without getting too distracted!

Cracking work on that document. Inspiring stuff!

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OI! You switched your italics
Yea, I really want to make some kind of necromancer thingy with skellybobs. And maybe get done with my beastmen....
   
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Bah round bases! Seriously though it's nice to see regular humans in AoS. The gritty heroic underdogs vs the hugely powerful evil overlords was a big part of Warhammer to me. I'm still not particularly interested in making the change as I want massed ranked infantry blocks myself but hey if your enjoying it. Beautiful models and the flexibility of the smaller model count is a huge advantage.

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Stunning stuff there Bottle. Absolutely cracking work. 잔짜좋다!!!

   
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Cornacaprious never rests! He has captured the soul of a Tomb Banshee and a Cairn Wraith to summon up in battle.

He has also reanimated a Wight King to lead the Deathrattle hordes.

This largely finishes my Death models for the moment (although I do have 5 Hexwraiths coming too). I'm am now moving onto 2 High Elf heroes and a big rebasing project for my old Empire to get my 30 model school league army all finished.

The Wight King came out a little messy unfortunately. He won't be a part of my "Desperado" army (as he cannot be summoned), but will become part of my larger Death Army once it is big enough.

I found it incredibly hard to take good photos of both the Cairn Wraith and the Tomb Banshee together due to how dark one is and how bright the other is haha. I will try and add more photos in future posts.



The Cairn Wraith is one of my favourite models ever so I am really happy to have one all painted up.



I decided to do the Tomb Banshee monotone to fit in with the Spirit Hosts, what do you think?

I was going to do the Hexwraiths in the same scheme but have since changed my mind and the Hexwraiths will be in black robes to fit with the Cairn Wraith.

It's been a busy few days if you can tell! But I am pretty happy with this productive push :-D

... More to come



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LeCacty wrote:THIS! Is what I feel AoS was made for! You should write Codices for Geedubs, but first we'd need to inject pure evil and anti-consumerism into you! MWAHAHAHAHA!


Haha thanks man, and I agree. Age of Sigmar is best for letting your creative juices go wild! And that's why I am having so much fun.

Paradigm wrote:
 LeCacty wrote:
THIS! Is what I feel AoS was made for!


Agreed, every time I see a post about this army or the school leage 30-model format, I'm so very tempted to start up a small force with all kinds of kits that I'd never want to build a full army for. I think I could even (just about) manage to get that all painted to a decent standard without getting too distracted!

Cracking work on that document. Inspiring stuff!


Thanks Paradigm! The prolific painter that you are, I am sure you could create a 30 model force in no time at all :-) let's see it! I know you already have your fanatsy models on circle bases.

Llamahead wrote:Bah round bases! Seriously though it's nice to see regular humans in AoS. The gritty heroic underdogs vs the hugely powerful evil overlords was a big part of Warhammer to me. I'm still not particularly interested in making the change as I want massed ranked infantry blocks myself but hey if your enjoying it. Beautiful models and the flexibility of the smaller model count is a huge advantage.


I think there's a compliment in there somewhere ;-) I agree the charm of Warhammer was the little guys. That was the reason I collected Empire. That charm is still there in my opinion, only now the other guys are even bigger!

I haven't posted much of my Empire as they are due a rebase. But I plan to do some more Empire units soon. (I have a unit of Hunstmen I am dying to paint)

Januine wrote:Stunning stuff there Bottle. Absolutely cracking work. 잔짜좋다!!!


고맙습니다! ㅎㅎ

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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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Great work as usual. The wight king is such a cool model. I really need to pick one up. Any plans for black knights and/or krell?
   
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extremely productive. I really like the Wight King - I admire your neat+tidy style but I think the slightly looser paintjob on the Wight looks great, I love the dirty bone colour and dirty, rusty armour.

Great work on the army book too.

 
   
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Republic of Ireland

loving that wight king - think i'm gonna have to get one!

   
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Very nice, perfect for the Season of the Witch indeed. I particularly like the banshee and the rust looks fantastic on the wight and that scythe wielding fellow.

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Bottle - if you have any more wraiths or wights yet to paint - perfect for an entry in Para's monthly comp. This month's theme is Halloween~ish.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/665629.page

   
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JAN SHUT UP! That would be so unfair!
   
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Republic of Ireland

huh??! WhatIdo???!!!!

   
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Dont try to convince bottle to enter! He/she/it/demon will show us all up!
   
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Hahaha - always good to have more entrants

   
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Niiiccee!
Great painting and a very enjoyable backstory.
Definitely going into the inspiration folder. How did you paint the ghosts and banshee, love the effect.

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If you do have any deathy, magicy or spooky stuff left to do, then they'd be most welcome entries to the challenge!

 Bottle wrote:

Thanks Paradigm! The prolific painter that you are, I am sure you could create a 30 model force in no time at all :-) let's see it! I know you already have your fanatsy models on circle bases.



I probably could, especially if it were a mix of stuff rather than the same over and over again. The hard part would be halting at 30 models... My first force would have to take advantage of the alliance potential, which would then become two separate forces, which would then need opposing forces, which would then need allies of their own... So on and so forth. If I had a gaming group open to playing AoS (or scratch that, a gaming group at all) then it could well happen...

Just throwing some stuff out there, how would this work as an army with the 30-model school league rules? I'm not overly concerned about effectiveness, more just synergy and coherency and having all my bases covered.

Spoiler:


Elves:
High Elf prince on Griffon
5 Dragon Princes of Caledor

Empire:
2 Empire Wizards
10 State Troops of some variety

Dwarves:
some kind of Big Gun (do these count as 1 model or do I need to count the crew?)
10 of whatever the gunners are
Master Engineer or whatever he is?

30 minis, got a little bit of everything in. Would that be workable?




   
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Great painting. I love the face and reds on Cornacaprious in particular. Thank you for sharing!
   
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Thank you everyone for the kind words about the Wight King. I had thought he came out messy to begin with, so it's nice to know others like him. I snapped a few more pictures for a better view.

I also got to play with my Death army as a standalone force on Friday at the local GW - I would like to do some full on battle reports in future (like I did with my Necromunda), but I don't have the set up at home just yet so this single picture snapped in the GW is all I can offer :-P



LeCacty wrote:Great work as usual. The wight king is such a cool model. I really need to pick one up. Any plans for black knights and/or krell?


Thanks! I'm doing some Hexwraiths at the moment. Krell is a super model but I am pretty scared of finecast. I am painting two High Aelven heroes right now at the experience has just been horrible :-(

Black Knights are a maybe for the future! I find the Vampire Count models so quick to paint I could see myself growing a large army of them!

Bruticus wrote:extremely productive. I really like the Wight King - I admire your neat+tidy style but I think the slightly looser paintjob on the Wight looks great, I love the dirty bone colour and dirty, rusty armour.

Great work on the army book too.


Thanks man!

Januine wrote:loving that wight king - think i'm gonna have to get one!


Does this mean we get to see you do fantasy, Januine? Or do you imagine some cool Admech conversion....

MuchoDonchatz wrote:Very nice, perfect for the Season of the Witch indeed. I particularly like the banshee and the rust looks fantastic on the wight and that scythe wielding fellow.


Thanks

Januine wrote:Bottle - if you have any more wraiths or wights yet to paint - perfect for an entry in Para's monthly comp. This month's theme is Halloween~ish.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/665629.page


Sadly my Hexwraiths are already half painted so don't qualify under the rules! Maybe something for November?

Modhail wrote:Niiiccee!
Great painting and a very enjoyable backstory.
Definitely going into the inspiration folder. How did you paint the ghosts and banshee, love the effect.


Thanks! I am a really big fan of your work, so that's nice to hear from you.

The Ghosts were super easy to paint, and very fun:

- White Undercoat
- Nihilakh Oxide
- Lahmian Medium + Biel-Tan Green 50/50 applied in recesses
- Celestra Grey first highlight
- Pallid Wych Flesh second hightlight

Paradigm wrote:If you do have any deathy, magicy or spooky stuff left to do, then they'd be most welcome entries to the challenge!

 Bottle wrote:

Thanks Paradigm! The prolific painter that you are, I am sure you could create a 30 model force in no time at all :-) let's see it! I know you already have your fanatsy models on circle bases.



I probably could, especially if it were a mix of stuff rather than the same over and over again. The hard part would be halting at 30 models... My first force would have to take advantage of the alliance potential, which would then become two separate forces, which would then need opposing forces, which would then need allies of their own... So on and so forth. If I had a gaming group open to playing AoS (or scratch that, a gaming group at all) then it could well happen...

Just throwing some stuff out there, how would this work as an army with the 30-model school league rules? I'm not overly concerned about effectiveness, more just synergy and coherency and having all my bases covered.

Spoiler:


Elves:
High Elf prince on Griffon
5 Dragon Princes of Caledor

Empire:
2 Empire Wizards
10 State Troops of some variety

Dwarves:
some kind of Big Gun (do these count as 1 model or do I need to count the crew?)
10 of whatever the gunners are
Master Engineer or whatever he is?

30 minis, got a little bit of everything in. Would that be workable?





It would be very workable! The only thing is the gun does instead count the crew as separate models (so a cannon would be 4 models for example). Of course a Gyrocopter or Gyrobomber could be a great addition.

And I am in the exact same boat as you. I have my current 30 model army almost to completion (Siegfried's Desperados), but after that I want to expand the Duardin and Death into separate 30 model armies each and dust off my Night Goblins for a 4th 30 model army....

Gallahad wrote:Great painting. I love the face and reds on Cornacaprious in particular. Thank you for sharing!


Thanks a lot

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