After a number of months not being home much and preparing to move house, its great to finally land in my new place and unpack my hobby stuff. As timing would have it, my brother has just released the second commercially available figure (as Krakon Games) he’s sculpted and so I made this the first miniature I painted.
In a rare show of progress, I have assembled the Tzeentch Sorceror and spent some time on adding a few starting models to the warband. Here is a converted Cyclops from Heresy Miniatures.
Joining these two heroes will be the forces provided by the Silver Tower. I have begun by assembling 3 of the Tzaangor to test paint.
Now, to paint them!
With the promise of a new lease of life for Age of Sigmar (read: a points system) and combined with the glorious models that came with Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, I have decided to try and kickstart a little “Tale of” amongst my local players to work up a combined effort to collect and play AOS again.
This overly exciting post is to announce said project and show the first model I intend to build for it. This is the Tzeentch Sorceror, who has rules for both AOS and WHQ.
Last Autumn, Curtis Fell of Ramshackle Games notoriety, proposed a fun idea to the Oldhammer group of getting together to sculpt some miniatures as a group project. 7 sculptors of varying experience all decided to take part and contribute one (or two) models for the project, culminating in their completion over the festive period. What now? I posed to the group. Shall we actually push these into production?
Before Christmas, “Super Edd” proposed the idea of a group escalation project – starting new armies, with monthly goals. Having a backlog of miniatures to paint, I signed up. I had been waiting for Betrayal at Calth to acquire a load of Mk4 Marines to build up as Space Wolves, but the wait was sufficient enough to put me off them. As much as I liked my prototype Space Wolf, the idea of painting an army of grey did not appeal.
Following on from the work in progress post I have been patiently working away on painting and assembling my hunters of the wild unit.
With the bases of main dryad figures being painted in separate pieces, I stuck the dryads to corks with PVA so they were easier to handle. These first two are painted as some form of vine, or strangling creeper plants. These are actually my favourite two poses it turns out as I worked on the group. The owl is from the Dryad kit, the other one I have (which I have put on my Greenwarden) is a much nicer model.
I recently received my Forces of Nature starter army as part of the Kings of War kickstarter. When it turned up and I started looking through it, it occurred to me that I hadn’t seen much in the way of pictures of the contents anywhere so I thought I’d take some picture and do some quick blue-tac assemblies of what things looked like. The mat I’ve used it on the 1cm square side up so that’ll give you additional idea of sizes.