Sunday, 6 April 2014

LVII. Miscellaneous

    Speedpainted another three Troglodyte workers:


    Just three more will make ten, and that's where I'll stop. This is he filthy horde so far:



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    Little by little I cleaned up and assembled another Citadel Wood kit. On the first tree I tried out a new colour scheme. What do you think? It's still a work in progress; I add a bit to the paintjob whenever I feel inspired.



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    Now let's take just a tiny peek at what's a bit further up the pipeline, shall we?

    A small pile of metal has acumulated-  miniatures waiting for their turn at the painting desk:


    I have two brand new factions more or less planned out, and a number of mercenaries as well. One of those two factions will get a feature post shortly, as soon as all the members come in through the post.

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    And in the end, a couple of recent discoveries I'd like to share with you. 
    First: Paints, Pencils and Plastics, a blog by Jordan Lee. It started recently, and Jordan and his friend are working on a project a lot like Spiky Rat Pack's Punk Moth, only set in the Old World rather than the 40K universe. In his own words:

    "With Project Morrslieb, we hope to create a grand experience set within the dark underbelly of the Old World of Warhammer Fantasy. Using custom rules based upon the Mordheim ruleset, converted models from the Games Workshop range and a board of our own designing we will construct a story that will chill the blood and be all round delightful to play {Insert evil chuckle here}."

    I find that it has a lot of potential and I've been following his progress from the very beginning. : )

    The other discovery was Mannikin Studios, a miniature company that makes resin miniatures based on Arthur Rackham's artwork. They are beautiful sculpts, and even more awesome if you're a fan of A. Rackham's work. I ordered one already and I'll do a short review when it arrives.

     

    7 comments:

    1. The troglodyte horde looks great as does the paint on the tree... not too brown, nor too grey.

      Some cool stuff in your to-do pile. The two Rackham minis with the overly tall tophats especially caught my eye.

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      1. Thanks Finch! The guys with tophats are Cadwe Undertakers, but when I'm done with them they'll be something else entirely.

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    2. Amazing stuff! Really like the paint scheme for the trees and it's very close to what I've been brainstorming myself for the forests in Project Morrslieb.

      A HUGE thank you for the mention, I'm very pleased that you've been enjoying our work and I hope you and many others continue to as it progresses. It's been a little slow lately. Work and all that jazz. But I have managed a little more progress on the witch. Just waiting on that blasted drill to make my rope. Sculpting it by hand seems like such a chore!

      Those miniatures look amazing, I might have to order some myself! Good find, Ana! /thumbs up

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    3. Splendid - some more grotesque work from you brush!

      Thanks for the tip about Mannikin studios - think I have to get a few of those models

      /Hans

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      1. Thanks Hans!
        That Manninkin Studios mini I mentioned ordering arrived this morning, so I'll take a couple of pictures and write a few words about it in my next post.

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    4. Those Troggy's look revoltingly good, well done!

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