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Long time no post!

Well, you know I don't like to post without an update, so here's a unit I finished today!



10 Duardin Thunderers to accompany Siegfried and his men.

These models are from Battle For Skull Pass and look a little goofy, but I have had them lying around for almost 10 years so it was time I painted them! I am trying out new things on these dwarves - firstly I am trying to speed paint them from a white undercoat and secondly I am trying out a few NMM painting styles. I am going to limit any NMM to these dwarves as I think it gives them a nice cartoony-world-of-warcraft look but will stick with traditional metalics on my Empire and Undead.

I mentioned I am trying to speed paint them from a white undercoat, I'll give you a rough idea of what I mean: (big images within)

Spoiler:


Step 1 is to paint the highlight colour straight onto the white undercoat. For example with the flesh, where I would have started with 'Bugman's Glow' I now jump straight to 'Kislev Flesh'.

The advantage of the white undercoat is layer paints get good enough coverage straight away - and if the undercoat does poke through, it's white rather than black and so adds to the highlights later.


Step 2 is to apply all the washes. For example the flesh has Reikland Fleshshade painted onto it. Because the models were so bright to begin with this stage is akin to dipping. I think if the bases were tidied up this would make a fine table top standard.


Step 3 is to highlight all the colours, using that layer paint again and then mixing it 50/50 with Pallid Wytch Flesh for the final highlight. You can see the highlights are bold and crass under scrutiny, but from table-top eye level they look great and really pop.


Step 4 was to do all the NMM and finish the bases - viola!


I have big plans for this thread in 2016.

Not one, not two, but FIVE armies are planned! With a stronger return to the narrative snippets I have been a little lax on recently. I want to thank you all for following this thread in 2015, and I promise to get a whole army shot of Siegfried's Desperados soon, it's difficult with my iPhone and a piece of A4 paper!

More to come...



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





UK

A fantastic addition to the force!

   
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Mysterious Techpriest






Awesome work bottle!
   
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Republic of Ireland

Superb work Bottle. Looking forward to seeing more!

   
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Indianapolis, IN

Nice looking dwarves! Quality work as ever Bottle
   
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NE England

Amazing looking force there Bottle, looking forward to seeing whats up next.

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Melbourne .au

Great work on the Dwarves. They've come up very nicely indeed!

   
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Fanatic with Madcap Mushrooms







Great painting

Very cool tutorial too, loved it.
I bet you cant wait for the FIre Slayers

   
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2015 - A Snapshot Review


I see other P&M Blogs are doing an end of year recap - I'm not going to post anything in depth, but I thought I would post where my painting was at the start of 2015, and how far it has progressed:

Start of 2015


At the start of the year I was still painting my Empire swordsmen which was the FIRST Warhammer regiment I ever completed. I had only been back into the hobby for a couple of months, and this regiment seemed like a mammoth task at the time!

End of 2015


I'm going to choose the above image as my best work in 2015 - hopefully you can see the improvement from the swordsmen to the Undead. One of the big changes for me was moving to white undercoat which I vastly prefer. This image was also featured in the little flickr pool box on the 'What's New Today' which while might not be an impressive feat for many, made me very happy all the same!



Goals for 2016


So what can you expect from bottle in 2016...

MORE UNDEAD - I think everyone likes my undead (I do too), the only reason there hasn't been more of them is because I have a big painting backlog I am trying to clear! My Undead army will expand in 2016, do not worry.

MORE EMPIRE - All the Empire in this thread have been rebasings of my old 8th Edition army. I want to paint some new Empire models from white undercoat and develop the colour scheme to move away from the strictly Altdorf scheme but still matching my current models. I already have some Empire Huntsmen in the pipeline...

MORE BIG KITS - Sometimes my blog feels like; infantry, infantry and more infantry... I want to do some bigger kits. Looking in my painting backlog I have 2 Rat Ogre's, 3 River Trolls and 1 Mortach to begin ;-)

MORE ARMIES - Did I just mention Rat Ogres and River Trolls?? Yep, Night Goblins and Skaven will get added to this blog in 2016, although they won't be fighting on Siegfried's side...

MORE NECROMUNDA - Well, not really relevant here. But in case you're interested, there will be a second chapter to 'The Good, The Bad and the Deviant Scum'.

CLEAR THE BACKLOG - Apparently, it's not as serious as Paradigm's, but I do have a lot of models without a lick of paint on them. For me it's actually an issue of space and storage and so I am taking drastic measures this year. I am only going to buy 6 new miniature kits (well, that's the plan). Now, this could be 6 starter sets, or 6 clamp packs, but I am imposing this limit on myself to help manage my projects. (Note, this only applies to miniatures. I can buy as much terrain, books, paints etc as I want :-P)

BUILD AN AOS GAMING TABLE - I have a whole set up for Necromunda, but when it comes to playing AoS at home my armies are running around on blank boards of MDF in between the unpainted mausoleums from a Gardens of Moor set. It's time to change that!


 NAVARRO wrote:
Great painting

Very cool tutorial too, loved it.
I bet you cant wait for the FIre Slayers


Oh you bet, my body is more than ready, haha!

Actually all this Dwarf prep is exactly for the upcoming Fyre Slayers.

Thanks to everyone for the positive comments on the Dwarf Thunderers! I have a few more stunties on the conveyor belt at the moment so expect some more soon :-)

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






Lots of sensible goals there for 2016. I think every gamer plans on 'clearing the back log', personally I've never managed it, but I try every year!

EDC
   
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UK

A very impressive improvement! Those undead push me towards doing some of my own every time I see them!

My own backlog isn't too horrific, most of it is stuff bought ages ago before I really got into painting, most new stuff I buy gets painted fairly promptly.

   
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Love the models, and the story behind them, though I've got to ask, are you going to write about any of their adventures, or just the history of the beautiful models. If the first is true please include some Wood Elves...


 
   
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North Dallas, TX

I'm looking forward to future updates!

Actively searching for Hobbyists and Wargamers in the N. Dallas area!

www.PulseMiniatures.wordpress.com 
   
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Hey did anyone read 'What's New Today', today? You may have noticed some familiar miniatures haha



I am so stoked! It also makes me happy that my Tomb Banshee and Spirit Host are framed on an incredibly old OOP piece of GW Dwarf Scenery mwhahahaha

The next goal has to be getting in White Dwarf or Warhammer Visions!

 The_Grey_Knight wrote:
Love the models, and the story behind them, though I've got to ask, are you going to write about any of their adventures, or just the history of the beautiful models. If the first is true please include some Wood Elves...


Yes, I would love to write about their actual adventures. Battle Reports, Battleplans, Short Stories. It's something I really want to do, but I am still working on my set-up. Once I've got a battle board and painted terrain we are ready to roll!

I have lots more in the pipeline, so please wait for updates soon :-)

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

Congratulations! Quite an achievement!

   
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By the foot of the Andes

Congrats! Well deserved, those are really great pieces.

 
   
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Really love your highlighting... And super jealous that your "speed painted" dwarves look better than anything I've done! Wow!
   
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Nuremberg

Fantastic work on all of these models, you really bring the best out of GW's Fantasy minis.

   
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Republic of Ireland

Sweeeeet - great job Bottle! Getting some well deserved recognition!

   
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North Dallas, TX

Your enthusiasm and dedication to the hobby is inspirational!


Actively searching for Hobbyists and Wargamers in the N. Dallas area!

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Awesome bottle!
   
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Congrats! Well deserved!

EDC
   
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Melbourne .au

Well done, mate!

   
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Los Angeles

Fantastic work all around Bottle. I'm glad to see people invested in AoS as much as I am!
   
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North idaho/ Washington

Love the bandits theme! The desperadoes look like they would be a sweet army to play!

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This is incredible! Great blog!
   
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Vulkite Bezerkers of the Fallen Lodge, Khadúm

The steamhead Duardin of the Ironfire Steamguild were not the only dwarfs to join Siegfried's Desperados. Almost a year after they had first set forth from Azyrheim to deliver the princess Shiran-Khan to her lost kingdom were they joined by a band of Vulkite Bezerkers, Fyreslayer Duardin.




The Bezerkers led by a Karl named Thorgrim were the last survivors of the Khadúm Lodge which had be ransacked by forces of Chaos as the armies of Nurgle swept across Ghyran. Thorgrim accepted Siegfried's offer of allegiance in return for any Ur-Gold the Desperados found on their journey.




Thoughts

Wooo, I am so happy to finally show you guys this completed unit. It took ages (2 months!) - partially because I am in the midst of buying my first house, but mainly because these models are 99% skin and metal, and being a bright spark I decided to do none-metallic-metals on all my dwarfs and there's no turning back now!

What does everyone think of them? I am really happy with the finished result. These models divided opinion on the quality of the sculpts. I think we all saw that particularly bad picture of the fyreslayers punching their shields into the air, right?

The truth is you do have to be a bit careful with this kit. I wanted to go for the shields option, but I definitely did not want a load of them to be in dumb poses. You get 4 models in the kit with their left arm raised... so what was the solution?

- Make one the Hornblower
- Make one the Karl (champion) - with 2 axes
- Give one a dual weapon loadout and strap the shield on his back
- Let one of them fist-pump the shield in the air.

So with these considerations, I think the kit came out very nicely. What do you guys think?

More to come...

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2016/03/06 13:36:54


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

Amazing work. Truly.
   
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UK

Fantastic stuff,wonderful scheme and execution!

   
 
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