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Harry
31-08-2009, 19:43
The Tale of Fantasy Painters 2009-2010

Month 1

So here it is. The first posting thread for this, the third, Tale of Fantasy Painters. It is always an exciting time. The first proper look at everyones first completed figures. Sure, we have seen a few sneek peeks and WIP’s but it is not the same as enjoying a set of photographs supported by background, painting ‘recepies’ and tales of the trials and tribulations of getting those figures done.
I can’t wait to get a proper look at what you have all been up to.
Thanks again to everyone who signed up. With over 250 painters starting this is set to be a great year.

All the best,
Harry

So……

This is the thread on which you post your work for month ONE. (The work you have done in the month of AUGUST).

Please make only one post (for each army) in the first week.

Your post should include:

1) The description and points of the unit. AND YOUR TOTAL POINTS SO FAR.
2) Any additional information you care to share with us about your painting.
3) A Dice roll. (Explained below)
4) Up to six photographs of your months work and the army so far.

I offer my first army post below as an example of what your post could look like using the format which was adopted/developed over the last two Tales of Fantasy Painters. Feel free to copy this format or do your own thing.

The dice role.

With over 250 painters in this years Fantasy tale it would be impossible to try to comment on everyones work. (Although there are some who will try!) We considered splitting into army factions which would have left every one only posting on others painting the same army. Someone came up with the great idea of dicing for it. So you throw a dice and record the score. You then try and post comment on everyone who has the same dice roll as you. In return you can expect comment form all of them. This way each month we will all be commenting on a random selection of other painters work.
(Note: this does not stop anyone posting anything they like about anyones work regardless of the numbers rolled!)

A Word on using photographs

You can use up to six photographs (the maximum allowed in a post by warseer). To show us your months painting and the 'army' so far. The best size for showing your work is 640x480 (It can be smaller or you can use ‘thumbs’ which link to bigger pictures but they must not be bigger or it takes too long for the pages to load). The best thing to do is to resize them, wherever you are hosting your images, and then drag and drop the ‘img code’ directly into the text.

This month (SEPTEMBERS) WIP Thread.

AFTER THE FIRST WEEK ... This thread will become the 'normal' ... comment and crit’ of others work, Work In Progress (WIP) pictures of your work as it develops, how you are getting on, seeking advice and encouragement for your ideas and your painting and generally chatting about the project, life and the cosmos.

However, please continue to only post your work for the first week. This is to give everyone a chance to post up their finished work before it gets lost amongst a sea of chat and WIP shots.

Thanks again to everyone who has signed up for this madness.

If you have not signed up yet…

If you have not signed up yet and would like to join us you are not to late.
Just post on this thread which army and how many points you intend to paint and then crack on.
Anything you post this month will count for last months painting.
(Although you will have to push on and paint something for next month to catch us up).

If you can not post anything this month …

DO NOT PANIC! … use a joker.
Busy lives calm down again, enthusiasm returns, time presents itself.
When it does 'push hard and 'buy back' your joker by painting extra. If your struggling post and say so. (don't just slip quietly away) You will be amazed by the posts of encouragement and support which come from your fellow painters eager to see you successfully complete this project. Most importantly ... 'Stick with it' ... The prize of getting your stuff painted remains worth all the effort.

What is it all about?

Do you want to paint a 2000 point army in the next 12 months?
Do you want to meet a great bunch, with the same goal who will encourage and support you throughout the process?
Can you do the same in return?
Are you completely bonkers?
Then you have come to the right place! :D

The aim of The Tale of Painters (TOP) is to help motivate those involved to start and complete an army in the next twelve months.

We made a decision early on to split the Tale into two separate 'halves' one for 40K and one for Fantasy. They have continued to evolve in slightly different ways but this is how the Fantasy Tale works.

The painters involved have made a commitment to paint and post, by the last day of each month, approx 200 points of their chosen army. They do this each month for the next 12 months. Starting with their first post on the last day of August 2009 and finishing with their last post on the last day of July 2010.

However, because people have real lives with exams, holidays, honeymoons, new babies etc, etc. They get two 'Jokers'. For two months within the year you can ‘play a joker’ and rather than post an update they can post "sorry guys couldn't get it done this month. Real life got in the way." But the other 10 Months they have to come up with (approx) 200 points of painted and based figures. That is 200 points for 10 of the next 12 months.

At the end of each month a new thread will appear for the painters to post your previous months painting.

In twelve months time we will all end up with a finished 2000 point army.
(Or at least everyone who can see it through to the end ... it's harder than you think!)

Men and Boys (and Infants!)

Because this is harder than you would think this year rather than try and hold everyone to 200 points a month we have decided to allow folks to join in and paint only 100 points a month. Whilst the goal for many remains getting a 2000 point army painted in a year the original and ongoing intention of this whole thing was to encourage and support folks to get stuff painted and 1000 points is better than no points! As a result we have two catagories. 'Men' (painting 2000 points/month) and 'Boys' painting 1000 points/month).
I have also added a list for the 'Infants' or Warmaster painters.

The Painters:

Men: (200 Points/Month)

75hastings69 : Orcs and Goblins
75hastings69 : Warriors of Chaos
Adeptus Mechanicus : Wood Elves
Alathir : Bretonnians
Alex Under : Warriors of Chaos
Avian : Warriors of Chaos
Arhalien : Bretonnians
Arduhn : Empire
arobe : Vampire Counts
Astromarine : Dwarves
Astromarine : High Elves
Badgeraddict : High Elves
Banana pants : Lizardmen
Barasu : Lizardmen
basilbrush :Vampire Counts
BeatTheBeat : Empire
BigJon : Warriors of Chaos
Bluesabre : Dark Elves
Braad : Orcs and Goblins (Characters?)
Calith Dark Elves
C-Coen : Lizardmen
conquest miniatures : Empire
Dakkapantz : Dogs of War
Dark Apostle : Empire
Darkstar sabre : Lizardmen
Darkstonelich : Warriors of Chaos
Dartham : Lizardmen
Dartham : Vampire Counts
Dax : Beasts of Chaos
Deadhorse : Vampire counts
Death korp : Warriors of Chaos
Deusmex : Wood elves
Dino : Dwarves
Discord : Daemons of Chaos
doc_cthulhu : Skaven
Dr Death : Empire
Dr Mole : Wood Elves
Dry Erase : Empire
Dwalin : wood elves
Dwarfhold13 : Dwarf Slayers
Dwarfhold13 : Dwarves
Dwarfhold13 : Lizardmen
Ego Ninja : Daemons of Chaos
Elazar The Glorified : Warriors of Chaos
EmperorNorton : Empire X2
Erigekomkommer : Lizardmen
Fechik : Lizardmen
Fille : Lizardmen
Firebreather : Lizardmen
Fitzbaron : Empire
fluffystuff : Lizardmen
Frozensun : Wood Elves
Frozensun : Beasts of Chaos
Gargobot : Empire
Giant Dwarf : Wood Elves
Godfiend : Warriors of Chaos
gonzosbignose : Skaven
Grey_Area : Warriors of Chaos
grhino : Empire
Grimtide : Empire
H-Gale : Orcs and Goblins
Hairypig : Vampire counts
Hakkapelli : Bretonnians
Harvey : Empire
haydenC : Dark Elves
Huron : wood Elves
Il Maestro : Dark Elves
InFlameWeTrust : Wood Elves
its coming this way : Empire
Jahorin : Tomb kings
JefferyJ : Orcs and Goblins
Jim : Empire
Jonesie : High elves
Jonesie : Lizardmen
Joseph Vintila : Warriors of Chaos
Kaine : Lizardmen
Killshot : Undecided WAB
Kingreidos : Vampire Counts
Knighta : Bretonnians
Kodamas : Warriors of Chaos
kodamas : Orcs and goblins
Korkalis : Dark Elves
Krall_Lord_of_Blood : Dark Elves
Kreol : Dark Elves
krzykanadian : Dwarves
Kurzan : dark Elves
Liam Taylor : Vampire Counts
Longfen : Vampire Counts
lorcan : Orcs and Goblins
Lord dan empire
Lord Kritsch : Skaven
Lord Marcus. : Tomb Kings
Lord Obsidianus : Dark elves
Lt Dougheim : Empire
MAD MAN-A-TRON : warriors of Chaos
Malorian : Dwarves (X2)
Makina : Warriors of Chaos
Matrim_Cauthon : Dark Elves
Matrim_Cauthon : Empire
McMullet : Lizardmen
Meraklis : Vampire Counts
MindTheGap : Empire
Morglum Necksnapper : Orcs and Goblins
Nagged : Warriors of Chaos
Necoho : Vampire Counts
Nephlim of Sin : Orcs and Goblins
Nephlim of Sin : Tomb kings
Nephlim of Sin : Warriors of Chaos
nkicik : Orcs and Goblins
Obsidian avia : Deamons of Chaos
Orcbane : High Elves
Prince Sairion : Chaos Dwarves
Queekvondrak : Skaven
Raka : Skaven
RaZer : Warriors of Chaos
Reaper of souls : Skaven
redyellowpinkgreen : Lizardmen
Reik : Dwarves
Revered Oldblood : Lizardmen
Rhasget : Daemons of Chaos
Rhys60 : Bretonnians
Sainthale1988 : Vampire Counts
Schmaker : Lizardmen
Sharke : Warriors of Chaos
Smokemeakipper : Orcs and Goblins
Someone2040 : Dogs of War
Spades : Warriors of Chaos
Stonetroll : Bretonnians
StormCrow : Dark Elves
Suavely Dunn Dwarves
Suavely Dunn : Wood Elves
Sully : orcs amd goblins
t_duck : Orcs and Goblins
Thalenchar : Warriors of Chaos
TheCenturian : Lizardman
TheDean04 : Warriors of Chaos
The hair : Empire
ThothAmorth : Empire
TonyFlow : Empire
Totengraber : Ogre Kingdoms
Ubercarp : Orcs and Goblins
Urgat : Ogre Kingdoms
Vam2tic : Bretonnians
Verminmistress : Warriors of Chaos
Voiceofthewarp : Empire
Voiceofthewarp : Orcs and goblins
Walls : Warriors of Chaos
Warflag : Dwarves
Warlord Ghazak Gazhkulll : Orcs and Goblins
Wicked Clown : lizardmen
Wise Guy Sam : High Elves
Zak : Empire
Zujara : Tomb Kings

Boys : (100 Points/Month)

75hastings69 : Dark Elves
8bitmummies : Beasts of Chaos
Aflo : Daemons of Chaos
Avian : Warriors of Chaos
Banana Pants : Dwarves
bertnernie : Skaven
Catferret : Orcs and Goblins
Czechsensation : Dark Elves
D35t0y3r : Orcs and Goblins
derv : Dark Elves
Deathcat147 : Dark Elves
Deusmex : Empire
Doi : Ogre Kingdoms
Dino Warriors of Chaos
Dr Death : Orcs and Goblins
Edahlo : Lizardmen
EgoNinja :Empire
Frozen sun : Dark Elves
Ghost of scuba steve : Empire
Giant Dwarf : Wood Elves
Giledan : Warriors of Chaos
Griffonclaw : Dwarves
hairypig : High Elves
Hakkapelli : Bretonninas
Harry : Beasts of Chaos
Harry : Empire
Harry : Orcs and Goblins
Harry : Skaven
Kaine : Skaven
Kaine : Empire
Leonathion : Wood Elves
Leonathion : Lizardmen
Saltpappa : Dwarves
Sharke : Vampire counts
Sheena Easton : Orcs and Goblins
Silverstu : Vampire Counts
Thalenchar : Dark Elves
Vinsanity : Empire
Vinsanity : Tomb Kings
Vyperchild : Daemons of Chaos
Zujara : Bretonnians

Infants (AKA Warhamster)

Basilbrush : Undead
Ben : Undead
Ben : Vampire Counts
Ben : Battle of Five armies?
Harry : High Elves
One-S : Dark Elves


Frequently Asked Questions

Q : Am I too Late? Can I still Join in?
A : No you are not too late. Yes you can still join in. Just post on this thread saying which army and how many points you intend to paint.
.....TRY AND MAKE IT CLEAR YOU ARE SIGNING IN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YOUR POST SO I DON'T MISS IT!

Q : Can I paint more than 200 points in a month?
A : Yes (we are not here to tell you how and when to paint your stuff, it is great to get ahead) BUT we would like you only to post 200 points (approx) each month and try to stay roughly on track with 200 points a month (200 points in month 1, 400 points by month 2, 600 points by month 3, etc.) so as not to depress the hell out of those of us who are struggling to keep up.

Q : Can I paint less than 200 points in a month?
A : Yes. But we try to stay on track by painting more points in the next month to 'catch up'. For example oif you only painted 100 points one month you could try and get 300 points painted the next month. Equally if you paint more one month you can take it easy and paint less the next month.

Q : What happens when I paint an expensive character?
A : This happens a lot. If your character was over 400 points you would simply paint him over two months (the sort of time your general deserves!) So You start posting him one month and post nothing the first month (unless you want to post WIP) then the second month you post the finished model and all the points get added on.

Q : Can I include a short narrative with each months post.
A : Yes. Write much as you like. We love background. write as much as you like it will be read and enjoyed by many.1 Men : 0 Boys

Harry
31-08-2009, 19:44
ARMY : Empire (1000 Points)

UNIT: 10 Greatswords.

BACKGROUND/THEME: The Empire army is made up of different forces from its contingent states. However the backbone of the Empire army is the Reiksguard, who are recruited across the Empire from amongst the elder sons of the nobility . They accompany the Emperor in war and peace. The Reiksguard is the personal army and personal bodyguard of the Emperor on the battlefield and in the course of his ceremonial duties.
The Reiksguard forms an elite core of highly trained, expensively-equipped troops who are loyal to the Emperor in person. Although few in number, the Reiksguard is the most important part of the army and usually forms up in the centre around the Emperor himself.

The Reiksguard is divided into warriors who fight on foot, refered to as the Reiksguard Regiment and a mounted arm known as the Reiksguard Knights.

The Reiksguard Knights are the Emperors best troops and form the core of the Imperial army. Many a battle has been won by the decisive charge by the Reiksguard knights.
The Knights carry tall lances and ride fierce stallions. The Reiksguard wear magnificent gilded armour, highly polished to a mirror like finish, scarlet sashes and their hems are adorned with tall, feathered red and white crest of the ruling Emperor Karl Franz. The Reiksguard Knights standard displays the emblem of Karl Franz and their lance pennants are decorated with crowns. The motto ‘Mallus’ painted on his knights armour means ‘hammer’.

The infantry arm of the Reiksguard, The Reiksguard Regiment are the Emperors own troops and are the nearest thing the Empire has to a state army. They are armed with heavy swords and shields and wear ornate steel armour which they keep polished to a mirror finish.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight out of the box classic Perry Reiksguard on foot representing Greatswords.

PAINTING: Undercoated black. Drybrushed Chainmail. Selective Black wash. Painted Mithril Silver highlights. Final highlight mithril Silver and white mix. Gold trim: Dry brushed with Tin Bitz, Brazen Brass, Shinning and Burnish Gold. Chesnut Ink wash. Stockings and White Plumes: Painted white, washed with fortress grey, drybrushed white. Red Plumes: painted Blood Red, washed red and purple ink, drybrushed Blood Red.

BASING: Gritty sand, painted bestial brown, highlighted with Snakebite leather and bleached bone mixes little stones painted black then dry brushed with greys with static grass to finish.

STILL TO DO: These guys are finished.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Lovely old minis. Easy to paint because so much is armour. The only disappointment is the shine on the red plumes from the inks. (Wishing I had washed with paint or just dry brushed up from a dark red). I am hoping the dullcoat will sort that out.

POINTS : 100

TOTAL POINTS : 100

DICE ROLL : 1 (Typical. :D)

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derv
31-08-2009, 19:50
THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

This is a continuation of my 2000 point Dark Elf army that was completed in the last tale, so expect to see a large number of characters and an incoherent looking army this year.

CHARACTER: Dark Elf Sorceress (Level 2) riding a Dark Pegasus

BUILD/CONVERSION: I’ve never been overly keen on the GW Pegasus, so opted for the Gamezone version.

It went together quite poorly so there’s a lot of greenstuff work around the two halves of the horse, and more so on the wings. They are a nightmare to keep attached.

PAINTING: The Sorceress’ skin is various mixes from bronzed flesh up to an elf flesh/skull white mix. I’ve used Ogryn Flesh and Baal Red to give some of the deeper skin tones.

The Pegasus has many shades of grey made up from a deep mix of codex grey and black right up to Fortress Grey.

BASING: Gritty sand inked with Chestnut Ink, highlighted with Bleached Bone and then snow flock added.

HIGHS AND LOWS: All the greenstuffing started to get me down, but seeing the end result I have realised it’s all worth it!

POINTS: 185 Points.

TOTAL POINTS: 185 Points.

DICE-ROLL: 3

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~derv/TOFP/M1-peg1.jpg

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Shiodome
31-08-2009, 19:52
Here we go \o/

Dryads:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a396/r3c/gw/we1001.png
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a396/r3c/gw/461001.png
A mix of inking, drybrushing and 'proper' painting... still to decide on a basing theme. Will decide one once a few units are done and i've a better feel for the army and how i want it to look
Wardancers:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a396/r3c/gw/32165467010.png
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a396/r3c/gw/32165467011.png
again, bases to be done... painting them was a royal pain in the ass! painted the swords on my test models 4 times before i picked a 'look' i was happy with, and it's ages since i've painted flesh so struggled there too. things should be easier in future :P

Total points = 204!

DICE ROLL:

Result of the throw of dice "1d6" :
6 = 6

Ego Ninja
31-08-2009, 19:55
Army - Empire (1000)

This months painting - 1 cannon (100)

Theme - Reikland

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab25/egoninja27/016.jpg

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DICE ROLL - 5

I really enjoyed painting these guys, it was a nice change from all the chaos ive been painting recently.

Cheers
Ego

Kraal_Lord_Of_Blood
31-08-2009, 20:00
Kraal, reporting in!

ARMY : Warriors of Chaos

UNIT: Exalted champion and Chaos Sorceror

BACKGROUND/THEME: None as of yet.

BUILD/CONVERSION: The exalted is Archaon on foot with a shield and head swap. The sorceror is based on a gor, and a bunch of greenstuff +some flagellant bitz.

PAINTING: Diverse, unsynchronised. Tried and failed some warpaint on the sorc. The orange half of his body barely shows .__.

BASING: Nope, undecided.

STILL TO DO: Bases, but i will probably do some more in the future.

HIGHS AND LOWS: I'm rather dissapointed with the cloak, and the sorcerors skin. And the OSL on the head barely shows :/

POINTS : 140 (Sorc of Tzeentch, lvl 2) + 125 (Exalted of Khorne)

TOTAL POINTS : 265.

DICE ROLL : 1 (Rolled my pentagram dice, and the pentagram showed up, ironic, no?)

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Pics are rather poor, will take better if you feel it necessary. Most of my highlights dispersed ; (

Ego Ninja
31-08-2009, 20:00
Army - Daemons of Chaos (2000+)

This months painting - 7 nurgling swarms (245)

Theme - None as of yet, I plan on having at least one unit from each god as well as basing them in the same way as my warriors (and one day beasts)

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab25/egoninja27/019.jpg

http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab25/egoninja27/017.jpg

DICE ROLL - 1

Next up...another 7 nurgling swarms...

Cheers
Ego

Harry
31-08-2009, 20:06
Do not forget to put a D6 dice roll in your posts!!!

Zujara
31-08-2009, 20:13
ARMY : Tomb Kings (2000 Points)

UNIT: 24 Skeleton Warriors with War Banner

BUILD/CONVERSION: Minor conversions, the flail hand weapons were trimmed down to look more like ancient Egyptian clubs

PAINTING: Bone: White prime, devlan mud wash, drybrushed with bleached bone then washed with Gryphonne Sepia.
Shields: Khemri Brown drybrushed with Dheneb Stone then highlighted with some Dheneb Stone mixed with Skull White.
Green: Dark Angels Green basecoat drybrushed with Goblin Green then washed with Thrakka Green

BASING: Modeling sand painted Desert Yellow then drybrushed with Bleached Bone.

POINTS : 266

TOTAL POINTS : 266

DICE ROLL : 3

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc227/aevisane/SkeletonWarriors.jpg

Zujara
31-08-2009, 20:17
ARMY : Bretonnia (1000 Points)

UNIT: Damsel with 2 Dispel Scrolls

PAINTING: Hair: Blazing Orange basecoat washed with Baal Red, then Badab Black, drybrushed with Blazing Orange then another Baal Red wash, highlighting with a 50/50 mix of Blazing Orange and Iyanden Darksun.
Dress: Snot Green base, Drybrushed with Goblin Green then highlighted with Scorpion Green.
Blue: Hawk Turqiose washed twice with Asurmen Blue, then drybrished Hawk Turqiose mixed with a small amount of white, about 70/30

BASING: Modelling snow mixed into a poaste then sprinkled with more modelling snow.

POINTS : 120

TOTAL POINTS : 120

DICE ROLL : 3

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc227/aevisane/damsel-1.jpg
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc227/aevisane/damselb-1.jpg

Dino
31-08-2009, 20:52
Dino reporting in.

The Red Green Clan

Army: Dwarfs

Units: 6 LongBeards, 7 Hammerers

Build/Conversions: They're both pretty strait forward. All are from the plastic dwarf warriors just for clarification. For the Hammerers all I did was cut of the great axe tops and replace them with hammers. Same goes for the bfsp hero who is the veteran. The longbeards have gs that extends their beards. As kinda an interesting choice I gave them all beer stains. Old drunk dwarfs are awsome. Also gave two dwarfs beer kegs on their back.

Painting: The Red is base coat merchite red. Washed with devlin mud then highlighted with merchite red and blood red. The green is catachen green base coat. Then washed with devlin mud. Highlighted then with catachen green and mixes of catachen green and fortress grey. That's about two of those layers.

Basing: Codex grey, then fortress grey. Grass flock. Simple ain't it?

Ponits: 6 longbeards, sheilds, veteran Pts. 82
7 Hammerers, rune of battle, rune of sanctuary Pts. 154
Months Total 236
Grand Total 236
LongBeards
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture406.jpg
Hammerers
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture405.jpg

Next month is 10 thunderers

Dice- 3

Elazar The Glorified
31-08-2009, 20:59
ARMY : The Devotees of Elazar (Warriors of Chaos)

UNIT: Hellcannon Aral'vakran

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Such is the vanity of Elazar that trophies are taken from all his victories, no matter their size or manner.
Aral'vakran was a rival Daemon Prince of Slaanesh who competed with Elazar for their god's favour. The Daemons' respective followers waged war upon one another and once the Devotees of Elazar had established the upper hand the two immortal beings clashed in combat. Elazar bested Aral'vakran and bound the Daemon within a small trinket box.
Decades passed by and Elazar, courting the Dwarven Daemonsmith Vogner Ungart, gave the bound Daemon Prince as a gift in exchange for the dwarf's servitude.
Once more Aral'vakran marches at the head of armies but now, instead, as a bound slave. Deep inside the cannon bearing his name lies the same trinket box striving to contain its prisoners rage within the warmachine, all the while Elazar watches in amusement.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Standard Hellcannon with some bits left off.

PAINTING: Used the standard palette of colours that I've used for the whole army so far. The two main colours are the bone and brass/gold colours. The bone colour is Khemri Brown, with several layers of drybrushed bleached bone and gryphonne sepia washes to build the shading with a bleached bone edge highlight. The brass/gold is scorched brown, dwarven bronze, shining gold, gryphonne sepia then a highlight of 60/40 shining gold/mithril silver.
I decided to use purple and dark flesh colours on the Dwarfs to contrast the cannon and to give me a slight break from painting the same colours as had been used so extensively on the warmachine!

BASING: I used a Textured Movement tray for a base. Technically its slightly too big as its 100x100mm and should be 80x100mm but I think it looks better this way. I filled the tray with cardboard and then used milliput on the gaps and to create a snow 'drift' effect towards the edges. I left the area next to the furnace clear of snow and made a messy scorched brown mix for the earth where the snow would have melted and then used gloss varnish to give it a wet look.

STILL TO DO: I'll have to come back at some point and add something to where the chains normally go to hold the animal skull part onto the cannon but I'm not keen on the skull so left it off. It doesn't look too obviously unfinished so will take my time and probably do it when I get to the second Hellcannon (December by the current plan!)

HIGHS AND LOWS: Highs - Realising the movement tray would be a great base and I had a couple of these (now useful for me) trays laying about. This was the moment that I really felt that I'd done something worthwhile with the cannon it was looking alright but I'm proudest of the base as it's somewhere I think my army has been lacking thus far.

Lows - Definitely trying to put this together. It was missing wheels and other bits (GW sent me another Hellcannon which is why I now have 2 so the second will be slightly different by necessity). The gaps needed to be filled particularly around the furnace where the was a 3mm gap between the end of one half and the end of the other. Luckily I managed to disguise this quite well (I hope!). This low was an obvious for me but wasn't actually as bad as it could have been. I've heard some horror stories about Hellcannons!

POINTS : 205

TOTAL POINTS : 205

DICE ROLL : 6 (Slaanesh smiles down on this one!) :)

Hellcannon Aral'vakran


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Dino
31-08-2009, 21:05
The Raven Host

Army: Warriors of Chaos

Build/Convrsion: Fairly strait from the box. Left arms are from chaos spawn and daemonettes.

Paint: Blue armour is basecoat boltgun metal. Wash with blue wash. Highlighted with mix of 70/30 regale blue and mythril silver. Last highlight is 20/80 of regal blue and mythril silver.

Basing: Simple....kinda. Glued empire parts before applying sand. Basecoated bestial brown. Drybrushed desert yellow. Ablied flock. Painted the empire bits kinda random. Schorched earth is chaos black, drybrushed with 50/50 mix of chaos black and codex grey, final drybrush of codex grey. Slightly drybrushed blood red, firery orange, and golden yellow on grass areas to seem as if it was still on fire. blood is blood red washed with devlin mud.

Points: 5 Marauder horsemen, Mot, flails, throwing axes, light armour, musician, cheiftan Pts. 140

Months Total 140
Grand Total 140
Marauder horsemen
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture395.jpg
Next month is a dragon ogre.

Dice roll-1

DeathCat147
31-08-2009, 21:41
ARMY : Dark Elves. (1000pts) Heldraith Wakereaver and his Corsairs.

UNIT: Assassin (Variable equipment, dependant on how i feel, plus ive not solidified a list as im just painting stuff i like). Based on the Aenur Sword of Twilight model. (Because its a great figure:D)

PAINTING: Cant actually remember all of it. For the cloak it was, Dark Angel Green highlighted with Hawk Turqouise followed by a liberal wash of Thraka Green then a light wash of Badab Black over the whole model.

BASING: Plasticard distressed to look like pavers in a Empire/Bretonnian/Human port. Khemri brown, heavy drybrush of Bleached Bone and a lighter one of Skull White then a heavy, yet controlled wash of Devlan Mud.

POINTS : 120-ish

TOTAL POINTS : 120-ish

DICE ROLL : 1

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii275/Deathcat147/Assassin006.jpg

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii275/Deathcat147/Assassin008.jpg

stonetroll
31-08-2009, 21:53
ARMY : Bretonnian (2000 pt)

UNIT: 20 Men at arms, 1 BSB

BACKGROUND/THEME: 20 men that did not want to fight were given the otion to either take up some shields and go for it, or they would have to dress up like the BSB! Naturally they chose the first option.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight out the box with custom bases (man it's a pain to pin all those polearms and shields to the M@A!)


PAINTING: pfoooh.... I believe the Men at Arms have about 60 layers of paint on them.... the BSB a multitude of that. Not much point describing it I guess.


BASING: Custum greenstuff casting.

STILL TO DO: These guys are finished.

HIGHS: Increasing my painting skills (especially freehand) with every miniature I am doing. And of course getting my girlfriend to paint a Man at Arms for me!

LOWS: Men at Arms shields did not get their freehands done as clean as I wanted. Lack of highlighting/shading on the Fleur de Lys on the BSB.

POINTS : 124 (BSB, horse, Virtue of Duty, Wyrmlance) + 127 (M@A full comm) = 251

TOTAL POINTS : 251

DICE ROLL : 5

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http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww212/stonetroll/BRETS43.jpg

Good luck to the rest of you guys!

Fabius Bile
31-08-2009, 22:16
Army - 2000 pts (+!) of Averland Empire

This months painting - Grand Master of the Knights Panther = 145 pts
10x Handgunners w/marksman,Mus&SB = 120 pts
Grand Total = 265 pts.

Army Theme - This Averland army is led by Rudiger Von Lubeck, Grand Master of the Knights Panther. He led his knightly order throughout the crusades in the easternmost parts of Araby , where they captured tropies of the fiercest big cats in the jungle, the tiger skins they wear with pride. On their return to the Empires borders , Rudiger and his Knights rested in Averheim for several months. Just as they were setting out for their Talabheim home, A large orc incursion threatned Averheim. The Knights Panther remained to aid in the defence of the capital, charging home the final coup de grace, to defeat the would be invaders. Marius Leitdorf, in one of his rare lucid spells, rewarded the Knights Panther with the freedom of Averland, shortly before his disappearance. Ever since, when Averland marches to war, Von Lubeck has led the charge.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn188/MotorheadMadman/P8260002.jpg
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn188/MotorheadMadman/P8260001.jpg
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn188/MotorheadMadman/P8260005.jpg
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn188/MotorheadMadman/P8260009.jpg
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn188/MotorheadMadman/P8260011.jpg

The sharp eyed among you may notice that there is two marksman weapons in the handgunner unit. I built the unit before I bought the Empire book, but not to worry as I have another handgunner unit to build at some point, and then the repeater rifle will get swapped out for a handgun. Doh!
Dice Roll - 3

C-Coen
31-08-2009, 23:00
ARMY : Lizardmen, 2000+ pts

UNIT: 5 Saurus Cavalry with full command

BACKGROUND/THEME: Not too much yet, just some dudes hanging around at the beaches of Lustria killing off intruders.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Nothing special, though I didn't glue the riders on but instead opted for the pinning method, allowing me to take 'em off for easier transport.

PAINTING: Cold ones mostly drybrushing and a wash at the end, the riders mostly highlighting.. with, of course, some 100 little black spots on every rider. Most interesting painting probably are the feathers on the standard, a mix of metallic and non-metallic paint, in order to get the special colour quetzal feathers have (oh, yeah, that's more background just there!).

BASING: Just sand for now, will get some grass, stones and maybe even some plants later on. Depends on the army display piece I may or may not make...

STILL TO DO: Well, yeah, the rest of the army..!

HIGHS: Didn't take too long, plenty of time left for next months stuff and other armies.. :angel:

LOWS: After painting 5 sauri with those black spots, I do not look forward to painting 2 units of 15 spearmen...

POINTS : 225

TOTAL POINTS : 225

DICE ROLL : 5

And, of course, the pictures (which turned out pretty bad, better ones to follow..)!

MalusCalibur
31-08-2009, 23:11
Seems I'm not in the list of painters...I'm hurt, Harry!

But anyway, month 1's progress has been achieved, sort of.

Dark Elves

This month: Lord Isenhart Dreadthorn - Dreadlord with Basilisk Blade (Crimson Death), Armour of Eternal Terror (Armour of Eternal Servitude), Shield, Sea Dragon Cloak, and riding a Cold One (239pts)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/MalusCalibur/Dreadlord-1.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/MalusCalibur/Dreadlord-2.png

Build/Painting: A fairly standard metal Dreadlord model, with the ugly existing head hacked off and replaced with the quite awesome AoW Dark Elf helmeted head. The dark blue/black will be applied across the army as it's colour scheme-though I'm not sure I'll do all armour the same way as this yet.

Background/Theme: I havn't yet written any for the Dark Elves. The army I build is mostly going to be just stuff that I like the look of-since the look of the models is the main reason I'm collecting them in the first place.


Warriors of Chaos

This month: Ceceia Rodesia, Warbride of Slaanesh - Exalted Champion of Slaanesh with two hand weapons, Hellsong (Bloodcurdling Roar), and Slaanesh's Own (Favour of the Dark Gods) - 144pts.

"Rodesia might once have been the daughter of a noble family, brought up in finery and opulence the likes of which most Empire citizenry can't even dream about. She might have been, but the whims of Chaos are such that even history itself is meaningless before it. All that matters to those that meet Rodesia's eyes is that she serves a dark and forbidden power, and that any love for earthly delights is magnified so horrifically as to border on the insane and the downright despicable. Battle is her pleasure and blood her wine, with her foes serving as bedfellows at best, and playthings at worst, in her deathly dances-though neither fate is desirable or describable.
Such has been her devotion to her terrible deity that she has been granted a melodious tongue, a voice cascading from her lips as a soporific waterfall and a rose-dipped speartip, piercing the minds of her enemies such that none who the full force of her hideous operatic is turned upon survive to critique."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/MalusCalibur/SlaaneshExalted-1.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/MalusCalibur/SlaaneshExalted-2.png

6 Marauders with Flails, including Full Command - 50pts [two less than planned]

"When the great Daemon Asmoth Neth'khadar fell at the gates of Talabheim, most of his mighty warband were scattered and destroyed by those that stood against them. However, some knew the price of pride, and Asmoth's bitter brother Veyhar was one of them. Rather than die in folly, he bit back his curses and took his soldiers from the field, retreating to the northern wastes to seek his own destiny. The Dark Powers did not have their eyes on Veyhar, though-instead he once again wandered into the circle of another chosen, and once again falls into servitude. Whether he truly supports the master he serves, or if he has been bewitched, is hard to tell."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/MalusCalibur/MaraudersFrontrow-1.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/MalusCalibur/MaraudersFrontrow-2.png

Since I'm repainting an old Marauder unit for re-use in this new army, it's background comes along for the ride and gets updated, too.

Build/Painting: Naturally, the Exalted is a conversion based on the metal Slaanesh champion on foot, with swords from the Warrior and Marauder kits, and a Warrior helmet. The very dark purple armour (of which I'm very pleased) was formed from black basecoat, Liche Purple at the edges, followed by a coat of Purple Ink (the old stuff), and then Tentacle Pink highlights. I'm still not 100% about the highlights-they seem a bit too vivid (even though it is Slaanesh) and so was considering another Purple Ink wash to blend them with the armour better. Thoughts on that?
The Marauders, on the other hand, are straight out of the box.

Next month: 5 Cold One Knights [DE], 12 Flail Marauders, 6 Marauder Horsemen and 5 Chaos Hounds [WoC]. Quite the laborious task!

Dice Roll: 4

[If the images are too big, let me know and I'll replace them with links]


MalusCalibur

Gargobot
31-08-2009, 23:26
ARMY: Empire (2000 Points)

UNITS: 1 Great Cannon & 1 Helblaster Volley Gun

BACKGROUND/THEME: Well I’ve no fancy background atm. Just your regular Hochland army.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Helblaster is the first version, nothing done there. I swapped two heads of the Great Cannon crew, so they wouldn’t look exactly like the crew of a Great Cannon I already painted.

PAINTING: Warmachines: Undercoated black, highlighted with a Codex Grey & Chaos Black mix, then Codex Grey. Metal parts are Boltgun Metal with a coat of Tamiya Smoke, the gold is Scorched Brown then Shining Gold, highlighted with a Chainmail & Shining Gold mix then washed with Devlan Mud.
Crews: Undercoated black. Green is Snot Green over Orkhide Shade, highlighted with Goblin Green, then washed with Thraka Green. Red is Blood Red over Mechrite Red, highlighted with a Blood Red & Skull White mix, then washed with Baal Red. Skin is Tallarn Flesh washed with Ogryn Flesh, then Tallarn Flesh again mixed with more and more Elf Flesh.

BASING: Sand painted Scorched Brown, brushed with Bleached Bone. Static Grass, Graveyard Earth rims.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Realizing that the Helblaster Crew are lovely sculpts and fun to paint. Having a very puny Helblaster.

POINTS: 210

TOTAL POINTS: 210

DICE ROLL: 2

Warmachines
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll227/gargobot/IMG_1211.jpg

The same caught in the act
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll227/gargobot/IMG_1220.jpg

Cannon Crew
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll227/gargobot/IMG_1262.jpg

With Cannon
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll227/gargobot/IMG_1264.jpg

Helblaster Crew
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll227/gargobot/IMG_1236.jpg

With Helblaster
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll227/gargobot/IMG_1231.jpg

BigJon
01-09-2009, 03:24
ARMY :Warriors of Chaos

UNIT: Chaos Champion/Lord

BACKGROUND/THEME: The first of my all mounted (maybe)
Warrior army based on the 4 horsemen. This is War named
Lord Bellum Letale (Lethal war, deadly war), once one of the
Champions of the "Swords of Chaos", during the battle for Pragg
Bellum turned on his own forces when they stopped to loot and
burn allowing Empire foot soldiers to escape. Archaon promoted
him to general and Khorne gifted him with his mount.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Built from the box, I used the Warrior head, not
thrilled with the semi-daemon head.

PAINTING: Juggernaut: Based black, copper base washed with Delven Mud
then given a brighter beaten brass, washed in red then gold and washed
in red again.

Warrior: I kept his helm and shield black to honor his time with the
Swords of Chaos. Being of Khorne I stuck with a red armor, using
red foundation, red and brown washes and highlighted in blood red.

BASING: Used some of GW's basing kits, gray, brown, brown wash,
bone on the bone parts.

STILL TO DO: Some cleaning, but call it done.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Great mini but I HATE painting red. I can just
never get it to look right. The Chaos Knights he leads will be
black.

When used as a Lord: 375, armed with Chaos Runeshield and
Chaos Runesword, MoK and Jugger.
When used as a Champ: 225, drop the Runesword, keep the shield.

I will used him to hunt out Character models with magic weapons
for challenges.

DICE ROLL : 3

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2592/3876010667_9735984c35.jpg

Calibretto
01-09-2009, 06:11
@Harry-Please add me to the list, thanks!

ARMY : Empire (1000 Points)

UNIT: 10 Handgunners with Marksman, Musician, and Hochland Long Rifle.

BACKGROUND/THEME: Nothing special im afraid, just trying to make a very professional looking army. Stirland River Patrol.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight out of the box Handgunners. Had to shave the muso's head down to make it fit.

PAINTING: Undercoated light grey. Pants were based with P3 Menoth White Highlight-highlighted up with more and more P3 Morrow White. Shirts were based with VGC Sick Green, highlighted with more and more yellow. Leather was P3 Bootstrap Leather highlighted with yellow mixed in, washed with a thin smoke wash. Skin is based Midlund Flesh, highlighted by adding Ryn Flesh. Feathers were based P3 Khador Red, highlighted by adding yellow then washed with Red Ink. Boots and belts were P3 Thamar Black with P3 Coal Black added. Cloth strips are morrow white shaded with gray. Gun Stocks are P3 Umbral Umber, Gun Barrels are P3 Pig Iron washed with a armor wash/black ink mix. I based them all on the sprue, clipped them out, cleaned them up a bit, put them together, and highlighted them.

BASING: Static Grass, Elmers glue mixed with brown paint (several applications), and baking soda snow

STILL TO DO: These guys are finished.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Glad to have them done and look presentable. I would usually do more work on each model but with the size of an Empire army I just cant make myself. I suppose that would be my low

POINTS : 110

TOTAL POINTS : 110

DICE ROLL : 4

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a313/Andal/sprinkler009.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a313/Andal/sprinkler.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a313/Andal/sprinkler005.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a313/Andal/sprinkler006.jpg

The pics still arent great, too yellow, but they get the idea across.

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
01-09-2009, 08:35
:)ARMY: Empire (2000 Points)

UNITS: Goblin big boss in chariot, Goblin chariot with extra crew, doomdiver and 5 spiders

BACKGROUND/THEME: My army is based in Khemri
BUILD/CONVERSION: The chariot with boss was based on a chaos chariot, the doomdiver is converted from a empire cannon, the normal chariot was a former tomb king chariot

BASING: Sand, then sprayed brown, drybrushed bubonic brown but I will add new grass to it from gw

HIGHS AND LOWS: Lows painting more green, highs see the faces from my opponents when I deploy 5 painted chariots:)

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e200/476WGG/bigbosschariot.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e200/476WGG/wolfchariot.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e200/476WGG/P8110007.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e200/476WGG/P8110009.jpg

No group pic yet, my mum has taken the camera

POINTS: 346

TOTAL POINTS:346

DICE ROLL: MISFIRE!!! oh a d6 well it was a 6

Discord
01-09-2009, 09:02
Here's my first month. Painted a unit of ten horrors and Bluescribes. That's 201 points. Had some troubles with photographing the blue, but you get the idea.

http://i27.tinypic.com/dwg7l.jpg

And here's "Bluescribes". He's sorta scribey with that scroll and he's blue. :p Okay, I didn't have any good conversion ideas for him and I'm sure GW will produce one eventually, leaving my conversion looking a tad naff. But a herald on disc is always useful to have around.

http://i29.tinypic.com/mj5s1s.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/25tag4z.jpg

Dice roll: 3

Rhasget
01-09-2009, 11:49
ARMY: Daemons Of Chaos (Undivided) 2250pts

UNIT: Flesh Hounds

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Thousands of years ago, a small boy was taken by a raiding band of Chaos Marauders. The boy (who's name and origins are long forgotten) and several of his kinsmen were taken to serve as slaves and toys in the marauders camp. The slaaneshi devoted warriors made the slaves fight eachother as entertainment. The boy was not much older than ten when he had to fight for his life for the first time. His opponent was much bigger and stronger, but the boy used his small size to his advantage and ran back and forth nicking and slicing small cuts on his opponent. And suddenly the man fell, tired and wounded. With the roaring and appraised cheering, from the onlooking warriors, filling the boys ears and mind, he fell into a bloody frenzy. Stabbing and slashing his already dying opponent until there was nothing left resembling a man.
The tribe leader looked at the bloodcoverd boy for a long time and then suddenly burst into a dark rumbling laughter. Not knowing why the boy started laughing too, but with hatred in his eyes.
The years passed and the nameless boy grew, the tribe champion throwing him in all sorts of fights and taking him along on raids and attacks. The hard living made him a hardened warrior, but even though the leader gave him a special place in his tribe, his hatred only grew stronger for him.
The slaaneshi champion of the tribe saw the boys burning eyes and knew he would be trouble if not dealt with soon. His warriors had seen this too and if the leader of the tribe didn't deal with it, they would by killing them both and then fight for the leadership.
He then challenged the boy (whom by now was very tall and strong yet sleek and agile) infront of everybody.
The tribe went into a frenzy and great bonfires were made, slaves were tortured and mutilated as offerings to Slaanesh.
When the two combatants stood before eachother, about to start the duel, all the fires in the camp flared up and a Greater Daemon of Slaanesh appeared. He approached the two warriors and looked appraisingly upon them. The champion threw himself down at his feet and prayed for a blessing. The nameless one just stood and stared at them with his burning eyes.
To everyones surprise he kicked away the pathetic man at his feet and instead bestowed a daemonic gift for the former slave, a sleek axe at the top of a heavy six foot pole.
Enraged, the demoted champion lunged himself against the newly favoured one. But the fight was short as the nameless warrior was to fast and with his new weapon, laid down devastating blows upon the body of his assailant.
After the short fight the onlookers roared and cheered their new leader, and the Daemon of Slaanesh ordered him to approach.
"Come here and receive my gifts for your victory!"
He stepped forward.
"You will now be my new champion and lead these warriors for me!"
"Please me and I will reward you further, Raas 'Kor!"
Raas 'Kor?
"That is the name that has echoed over the chaos plains since long before your coming."
Very well, I shall let it be known to all creatures in this world. And when they hear it they will tremble and fall before me!"
The daemon laughed at that and disappeared.

Raas 'Kor did as he said and roamed both the chaos plains and the human realms next to it. Wreaking havoc and spreading fear at the thought of his name. He made no difference wether it was daemons, humans, elves, orcs or there likes. He fought them all, killing and maiming with his great poleaxe, always staring at his victims with his now literally burning eyes. All in the name of Slaanesh and Raas 'Kor
The Greater Daemon liked this and bestowed more gifts upon his champion.
But he cast aside those that weren't physically bonded to him, favouring his poleaxe. His skin looked like grey stone and was as hard as that too and he wore only a cloak and his axe.
His appetite for killing grew bigger and bigger and he was feared, but it wasn't enough. The man-body, though enhanced by the damonic gifts, was limiting him. He persuaded the Slaaneshi daemon that he needed greater gifts to achieve greater glory and was elevated to Daemon hood. After the painstaking process he looked at himself and was very pleased. He had large wings and powerful legs to increase his speed on the battlefield. His poleaxe had been fused with his left arm and he could wield it with amazing power. He then looked at the giant claw that was there instead of his right hand. He could also see the tips of two horns protruding from his head. But the psychic powers was the greatest addition, now he could summon his own daemon horde and resist his benefactor.
"Now, raise an even more powerful army in the name of Slaanesh!" the Greater
Daemon bellowed. But Raas 'Kor looked at him and smiled for the first time in his life.
"Why should I do that for you, now that I have the power to do it for myself?"
And with those words he swooped up and forward and swung his great axe down in an arc while thrusting his claw at the daemons chest.
The surprised creature tried do defend himself, but the speed of the attacks of his former champion was to great and he was finally defeated.
And now Raas 'Kor was free to roam the world as he pleased.



His goal is too become a Greater Daemon and eventually be the one who rules the world. But his army is not nearly strong enough to oppose the four great ones. Having his base in the crystal plains on the realm of chaos this has affected the creatures he commands. The humanshaped daemons seem to gradually take the grey color of their lord and the beasts are affected by the red, glowing crystals on the ground.
Knowing that he has to summon a much greater horde before he can challenge anyone Raas 'Kor gladly joins in alliances with any of the four great daemons. But just as easy he can turn on his allies if it benefits him for the moment. He has been seen in alliances to fight humans and then turn and fight his former daemon companions. Just to ensure that all his opponents, wether daemon, human or other race doesn't get the upperhand on him in the long run.
This has lead to some of his nicknames:
The Betrayer - You know he will betray you at some point, but never when.
The Great Balancer - He keeps the balance between all factions as much as he can. That way no one gets powerful enough to be able to defeat the others. He sees it like balancing a black and white fire, white for his adversaries and black for his daemons. Raas 'Kor is the master in the middle holding the scale. Often the black fire or the scale is represented on banners in his army.

Hmmm.... Hope someone actually reads the background :rolleyes:

BUILD/CONVERSION: They were cheap ebay finds and one is from the older miniatures. To make it sort of blend in I removed the neckshield and gs:ed som fur instead. Otherwise just smothed the gaps with gs and painted.

PAINTING: Black undercoat sprayed, Scarlett red on skin, beastial brown/black mix on fur. Skin washed with Scarlett red/brown ink mix, fur dampbrushed with beastial/black/bleached bone mix. Skin painted with scarlett red, leaving recessess darker. Skin highlighted blood red/scarlett red mix. Bones and claws painted bleached bone/black/leather brown mix. Painted bottom of bones with diluted brown ink highlighted with bleached bone. Eyes yellow, washed with diluted brown. Teeth painted stone grey, then painted white leaving the bottom grey. Collar painted brass, washed with diluted black ink, highlighted with brass.
All paints except undercoat is Vallejo Game Color.

BASING: Sand from my yard, painted black, dampbrushed stone grey/black mix, drybrushed stone grey. Grass is regular static grass from GW glued on before basecoat, then drybrushed randomly with leather brown, beastial brown and small amounts of bleached bone. Crystals are homemade from epoxy polyester resin. When mixed properly and hardened it turns amber in color. I made a big piece, smashed it with a hammer into small pieces, glued them on, washed with black ink/scarlett red mix, highlighted scarlett red/blood red.

STILL TO DO: Movement tray. Might replace the odd one if I can find a Flesh Hound of the same kind at a good price.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Took a long time to assemble. Fitment was not good and since I bought them prepainted I had to strip them and remove alot of old glue. Still haven't decided if I like the crystals. They are somewhat opaque IRL and up close, but from a distance they look like red rocks. But since It's the theme for the whole army they will stay.
Liked the way the beefy muscles came out though.

POINTS: 175

TOTAL POINTS: 175

DICE ROLL: 4

http://privat.bahnhof.se/wb491734/TOFP_Flesh_Hounds_1_640x480.jpg
http://privat.bahnhof.se/wb491734/TOFP_Flesh_Hounds_2_640x480.jpg
http://privat.bahnhof.se/wb491734/TOFP_Flesh_Hounds_3_640x480.jpg

Next Month: Bloodletters

BeatTheBeat
01-09-2009, 12:05
ARMY: Empire (2000 Points)

ARMY THEME: 17th century Sweden in a fantasy setting

UNIT: 12 Free Company + Wizard

BACKGROUND/THEME: When war calls, the treasury of the King runs low indeed. To wage war on a grand scale, mercenaries are hired to bolster the numbers of the army, lending a numerical advantage to the army which would otherwise be hard to obtain. And sometimes, the power of the Royal Wizards are given to a commander as well, truly a sign that the King considers the campaign to be an important matter for the whole Empire!

BUILD/CONVERSION: A mix of a lot of the empire plastics - artillery crew, archers, state troopers, handgunners, and of course militia.

PAINTING: White undercoat, base coat and highlighting. On some parts I've used the new washes and foundation paints as well.

BASING: Fine sand, green flock and baking soda/PVA glue for snow.

STILL TO DO: These are all done!

HIGHS AND LOWS: An absolute joy to put together, with so many parts to choose from! Great fun to create mini-dioramas through the unit, like the guys screaming to each other at the left, the man in the second rank trying to shield the monkey from the noise of a pistol, and so on. Lows - the time it's taken to paint these, and the lack of uniformity in the unit, which is the cause for the slow painting as well. However, they are mercenaries and should't look too uniform, and I wanted to emphasise that even more by using lots of red. It turned out as I intended, but I like the look of the more uniform state troopers more.

POINTS : 210

TOTAL POINTS : 210

DICE ROLL : 2

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/9266/leijonhufvudsarm8.jpg

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/5662/leijonhufvudsarm4.jpg

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/9004/leijonhufvudsarm09.jpg

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8783/leijonhufvudsarm10.jpg

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/1540/leijonhufvudsarm11.jpg

noeste
01-09-2009, 14:16
ARMY: Warriors of Chaos (~100 pts/month)

ARMY THEME: A warband devoted entierly to Slaanesh (working on a more detailed background, which I'll publish in my blog as soon as it's done)

UNITS:
- 10 Marauders of Slaanesh (Light Armour, Hand Weapon and Shield, MoS and Full Command) - 90 pts
- 5 Warhounds - 30 pts

BUILD/CONVERSION:
- Marauders: Using the bodies and heads of the new plastic Daemonettes, I've added parts from Chaos Warriors, Dark Elf Spearmen aswell as some boots from the Uruk Hai of the LotR-range by GW. Plus plenty of greenstuff, for the skirts, left breasts and making decent transitions between the parts of the different models.
- Warhounds: As I didn't like neither horns nor tails, I didn't use them, but rather played around with greenstuff, making fur in place of horns, and new tails. I also covered up the sores and cut off the scaly skin, as it's not my cup of tea.

PAINTING: I wanted an army with lots of contrasting colours, and black and white just felt naturally, but also (hopefully) makes for a sort of clean look.
I've also gone for a bit of a cold look; the whites have all been based using Astronomican Grey, while the blacks have gotten highlights in Shadow Grey or various shades of blue, sometimes mixed with Chaos Black to make them darker, but more often than not given a wash of Badab Black instead.
The Warhounds have been given blue-glowing eyes (or that's what I've tried to paint..), to keep the theme.
I've used very little metallic paint, mainly jewelry, weapons and the few steel-studs on the leather armour.
I've painted the shields, greaves and bracers black with white lining, trying to visualize black iron. I tried using a darkened boltgun metal, but it conflicted too much with the white leather armour, in my opinion.

BASING: Danish sand with a handful of small pebbles tossed in the mix, handpicked by myself as I was out biking; first given a base of Shadow Grey, Codex Grey drybrushed on top, then given a wash of Gryphone Sephia, and lastly a mix of Bleached Bone and Astronomican Grey were drybrushed on top.

STILL TO DO: Nothing, these are all done.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Assembling both the Marauders and Warhounds have been a mixed amount of grief and joy, but I feel that my sculpting abilities have grown in the process, and now that they're painted and all, I have to say I am really content, and actually looking forward to expanding the regiment of Marauders sometime after Christmas (if I stick to my painting plan, that is..)
Can't say I look forward to doing another regiment of Warhounds in the same way, but if nothing else, it should go faster the next time, and I'm happywith the end result so guess I just have to jump into it sometime.

POINTS : 120

TOTAL POINTS : 120

DICE ROLL : 2
(I can't see my name on the list, so please add me: WoC boys)

Morglum Necksnapper
01-09-2009, 15:05
savage orc army 1:

savage orc shaman level 2
105 points

9 savage orc arrer boyz with standard bearer
105 point

total points 210

this unit will eventually be 14 strong, together with the shaman, and have full command.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/arrers.jpg


And the other savage orc army:

7 savage orc boar boyz
spear, shield, full command
213 points.

total 213 points

BUILD/CONVERSION: I'm not sure what company made the head of the boss in this unit. It's body is a newer savage boarboy from GW.

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp262/MorglumNecksnapper/boars-2.jpg


Both savage orc hordes will be led by a lord on wyvern. These are the warbosses of a great savage orc king!
This king will be in a unit with a total of 1000 points including himself. But that's something for my own painting blog.

I'll try to make better pictures next month. ;)

dice roll: 2

Giledan
01-09-2009, 16:28
Army: Chaos Warriors (adding 1000pts to existing army)
Model: Chaos Sorcerer lvl 2 - 120 pts

Background:
Ka'Ari'Behn always loved change; the change in weather, the change his mood, and the change of power within his own warband. All his feelings about changes he wrote down in his diary, which he dreamt of one day getting publish in a small northern land.

Then one day fighting a Dark Elf expeditionary force he cast Call to Glory on the dumbest of his warriors; Gar'Maarta. It just so happened that the winds of magic was strong that day, and when the battle ended the Gar'Maarta did not return to his former self. He stayed as a exalted champion and immidiatly challenged Ka'Ari'Behn for controll over the warband.
As it so happens the winds of magic was changing often that day and as Ka'Ari'Behn cast his first spell in the challenge he terribly miscast and knock himself out.


As he awoke he found that Gar'Maarta had taken controll, and that his lovely blue warriors had repainted their armour. Even worse they had even repainted parts of his own armour, and they had stuck a red dog collar around his neck with the inscription; 'Property of Gar'Maarta forEVER!'


http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/88/cimg3988t.jpg


Painting:
I wanted his armour to have the Tzeench (sp?) colour of blue and gold. So the scale mail is just Boltgun metal with a blue wash, drybrushed with Chainmail. The Gold is Shining Gold ontop of a undercoat of boltgun metal.
The face got a foundation grey coat, with a subtle mix of white in it for the highlights around eyes and the mouth.


Edit:
Dice Roll: 1

Fechik
01-09-2009, 18:31
ARMY: Lizardmen 2000pts

UNIT(S): Salamander Hunting Pack and Terradon Riders

BACKGROUND: Just a name The Warhost of Itchi-Ni

BUILD/CONVERSION: None Yet

PAINTING: Skink Body: Mechrite Red base, Chestnut Ink, Mechrite Red, Blood Red. Skink Scales: Mixed Blood Red and Scorched Brown then Red Gore. Gold: Shining Gold, Brown Ink, Shining gold. Sally different oranges, Chestnut Ink, more oranges, Scales were same as Skinks. Terradon Knarloc Green, Green wash, Knarloc Green. Khemri Brown, Devlin Mud, Khemri Brown.

BASING: Rough Sand painted Bestial Brown then washed in Devlin Mud. The water was green stuff painted Scaly Green then highlighted with Hawk Turquoise then a mix of Sky Blue and HT. Big “rocks” were painted black then highlighted with Grey.

STILL TO DO: Green Stuff a Tail on one of the Terradons (see below)

HIGHS AND LOWS: High was finishing them in one month. With the schedule I was having I wasn’t sure I was going to get them done. Low was those damn Terradons. I couldn’t get them together then couldn’t get them to stay together. They KEPT breaking and falling apart. At one point the tail fell off of one of them and I think my 4 year old stole it. Hence, the having to green stuff a new tail.:mad:

POINTS: 165

TOTAL POINTS: 165

DIE ROLL: 6
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/Fechik/Ter_1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/Fechik/ter_2.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/Fechik/sal_2.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y160/Fechik/Sal_1.jpg

MindTheGap
01-09-2009, 18:33
ARMY : Empire - Middenheim (2000 points)

UNITS: Mortar & Crew, Warrior Priest Of Ulric

BUILD/CONVERSION: For the Mortar & Crew they were straight out the box with simple head swaps, and a little conversion on one of the crew to make him look as though he's in the process of getting out the equipment needed for the mortar to be loaded. The Warrior Priest is straight out of the blister.

PAINTING: White Primer the working up thin layers from the basecoat. Lots of washes as I was experimenting with getting back into painting!

BASING: Fine sand with brown ink, scorched brown basecoat drybrushed with bestial brown, codex grey and finally bleached bone. The large rock on the Ulric Priest is hand made, and I've used GF9 'winter' static grass. Edged with Khemri Brown.

STILL TO DO: The models themselves are finished to a standard which Im happy with for my first army. I've got some Woodland Scenics snow to put on them, but I'm just not brave enough yet.... will see how the army develops and decide in a couple of months what would look best! *EDIT - looking at the images, I need to tidy up the edges of the bases....

HIGHS: I'm definately increasing my painting skills and techniques with every miniature I manage to finish. The biggest high is thinking of the end result of actually *having* a finished army!

LOWS: Painting white, human flash tones and eyes - but I'm continaully learning so it's not really a low.

POINTS : Warrior Priest Of Ulric w/ Barded Steed & Shield = 136
Mortar Cannon & Crew = 75

TOTAL POINTS : 211

DICE ROLL : 4

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx119/MindTheGaps/TOFP%202009%20Empire/44ecea37.jpg

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx119/MindTheGaps/TOFP%202009%20Empire/e011d2b0.jpg

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx119/MindTheGaps/TOFP%202009%20Empire/3e17b941.jpg

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx119/MindTheGaps/TOFP%202009%20Empire/3dde96be.jpg

Totengraber
01-09-2009, 19:18
Sadly, due to Gen Con, I'm going to have to take a Joker for August's entry. I'll try to make it up this month, though.

smokemeakipper
01-09-2009, 21:20
ARMY: Orcs and goblins 2000pts

UNIT(S): Goblin shaman on chariot (wizgit) , goblin chariot and bolt thrower

BACKGROUND: Mainly retro mix of orcs and gobbos

BUILD/CONVERSION: no conversions

PAINTING: cant remember, doubt it is that important

BASING: Sand mix spray painted black then drybrushed various shades of grey and static grass.

STILL TO DO: not much

HIGHS AND LOWS: decided on a suitable colour scheme for the army (purple and yellow) but only after I had painted most of wizgit and his chariot- wont fit in that well but im not repainting! Decided on a quick new colour scheme to paint goblins after getting annoyed with goblin green!

POINTS: 115 + 60 + 35 not including wizard upgrades

TOTAL POINTS: 200

DIE ROLL: 3

i apologise if the photos cause any trouble on this thread as i have never done this before, its taken me most of the evening as it is!

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[IMG]http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/smokemeakipper/Image431.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/smokemeakipper/Image430.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/smokemeakipper/Image433.jpg

Dakkapantz
02-09-2009, 02:02
Hey all,

Army: Dogs of war

Units: 10 Lumpin Croop's fighting cocks, 8 duellists, 1 test pikeman. 201 pts.

Conversions: The pike is a Empire state troop with a brass rod for a pike shaft, and the duellists are empire archers with Empire pistolier arms.

D6 roll: 1

Here we go!

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt196/Shipmanp_photos/IMG_0593.jpg

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt196/Shipmanp_photos/IMG_0598.jpg

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt196/Shipmanp_photos/IMG_0238.jpg

Everything looks great so far.

Cheers,

Peyton

Ubercarp
02-09-2009, 04:14
JOKER

Dice roll: 6

With three kids in soccer and a decision to go back to school things got busy fast. Also, a friend gave me the beginnings of a Bretonnian army and I couldn't resist, so I'm switching armies before I get out of the gate. I hope to have a unit of knight errents ready for next month.

Cypher, the Emperor
02-09-2009, 06:28
Joker

My army just arrived today and I am currently glueing it together and pin soling the hell out of a unit of old temple guard.

Also, Add me to the list at Lizardmen 200 points a month

I'll make it up in September by having Mazdamundi all ready for action though.

Grimtide
02-09-2009, 07:36
ARMY : Empire (2000 Points)

THEME: An Army of the Grand County of Stirland!

UNIT: 10 Handgunners and 5 Knights of Morrs Wings.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Knights are converted using Greatswords torsos and arms.

HIGHS AND LOWS: High was completing them, low the back pain that went with it.

POINTS : 203

TOTAL POINTS : 203

voiceofthewarp
02-09-2009, 09:27
ARMY : Orcs and Goblins (2000 + pts)
UNIT: GIANT

BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight out of the box plastic Giant

PAINTING: Undercoated black, skin was tallarn flesh, highlighted by adding elf flesh and skull white in minute amounts, wood was charadon granite with badab black and devlan mud washes, then rehighlighted.

BASING: Vallejo sandy paste, basecoated black, drybrushed adeptus battlegrey, then space wolves grey. Mushrooms made from GS and wire. Finished with some Faller autumn flock (static grass)

STILL TO DO: He's finished.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Lovely mini, and pleased with the end result, but that skin was a bastard, and I almost ruined it when I added the blood to the club and it splattered all over everything

POINTS : 205

TOTAL POINTS : 205

DICE ROLL : 1

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f106/Plushie100/Night%20goblin%20army/GIANT1.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f106/Plushie100/Night%20goblin%20army/GIANT2.jpg

EMPIRE ARMY

Jokering for Empire this month I'm afraid, I'll try to make it up next month guys.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f106/Plushie100/joker.jpg

-voiceofthewarp

Verminmistress
02-09-2009, 11:49
Army: Slaaneshi Warriors of Chaos, 2000+ points

Unit: Chosen

Background/theme: Mindlessly devoted followers of a former bored Imperial hausfrau who turned to the Dark Gods after her unusual tastes frightened off one too many lovers. Currently roaming the Northlands and luring away members of other Chaos warbands with the ultimate goal of uniting the world in adoration of their leader and their god.

Build/Conversion: Champion's giganto-axe replaced with a halberd from the Chaos Knights sprue, otherwise as standard. (The aforementioned giganto-axe will reappear somewhere else in my army...)

Painting: Black spray undercoat. Purple was done in three fairly lazy layers: 2:2:1 mix of liche purple, regal blue and chaos black; watery blended layer of liche purple; highlight of 1:1 liche and warlock purples. Metal is dwarf bronze with a highlight of bronze mixed with chainmail, and a devlan mud wash. Pouches, boots, belts etc. are painted up from charadon granite. Axes and chainmail are painted chainmail (obviously, haha) with a black wash. Skulls are painted to match Necoho (http://www.warseer.com/forums/member.php?u=2878)'s skeletons.

Basing: Coarse grit/sand, painted over with scorched brown and drybrushed khemri brown and bleached bone. Grass is 'scorched' static grass.

Still to do: Make and paint a custom-sized movement tray, but that's probably going to happen when the army's done. They might get a coat of matte varnish at some point as well.

Highs and lows: I think I was too lazy with the middle purple - most of them look fine but some could do with some more blending. Luckily you can't tell unless you look really closely. Also these are my favourite Warriors of Chaos models and I'm afraid that it'll all be downhill from here!

Points: 305

Total points: 305

Dice roll: 2

(Only 2 pictures and they aren't great to be honest: the weather here's pretty appalling and I don't have a lightbox, so it was a challenge to get a decent photo of them in natural light. And I've just noticed the first one's not quite in focus. I'll be making a general painting log in the next couple of days, and there should be more pictures on there...)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/catiana_albatou/HPIM0793.jpg
Whole unit

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/catiana_albatou/HPIM0792.jpg
Rear rank only

Thijs van Osch
02-09-2009, 13:20
Harry, could you add me to the list please?, thanks

Army: 1000 pts. Orcs and Goblins

Unit: 25 Night goblins with spears and shields including a standard bearer and musician.

Background/Theme: Nothing special just Night goblins wich live somewehere near Khemri (I also have a Tomb Kings army) that's also the reason that I don't paint the shields yellow.

Still to do: Nothing, They're finished

Points: 112

Total points: 112

Dice Roll: 6

Next Month: 15 Forest Goblin Spider Riders (probably 1 unit of 10 spider riders en one with 5 spider riders)


http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68607&d=1251893262

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68608&d=1251893279

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68611&d=1251893674

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68613&d=1251893990 http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=68615&d=1251894583

Leonathion
02-09-2009, 13:32
Alright folks! Here's my contribution...

DICE ROLL: 5

UNIT: Spearsaurus

PAINT: Asurmen wash, shining gold, hawks torquoise, blood red highlighted with blazing orange up to sunburst yellow. Then painted with ARMYPAINTER dark dipp.

CONVERSION: Just some extra pauldrons from the sprue, standard made from oldschool tehenhauin/itzi-bitzi parts.

BASES: cardboard paving, dinosaur skelly from gs, but hardly visible along with some static grass and green flock.

PLUSSES: Unit came out nicely, really like the basic setup of the saurus, very infantry like. gaming piece style rather then extensive poses and conversion as I usually do. I'm going to keep this look going.

MINUSES: OMG sooo many models! I'm having issues with anything but characters and monsters.

I haven't even taken a look at the models people but up yet, I just wen't straight to posting but I bet it's phenomenal!

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/P8302098.jpg

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/P8302105.jpg

VIP:

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg6/leongreenekelin/P8302097.jpg

Keep it up people!

badgeraddict
02-09-2009, 16:45
Hello all!

Here is my first month's 200 points (give or take a few) of High Elves.

THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

6 Silver Helms (Shields & Full Command) & 5 Shadow Warriors

BUILD/CONVERSION: Standard stock GW High Elf minis. I have added a few Dark Elf bitz to the bases of some of the Shadow Warriors. A shield shake, a spear head and a bit from the forest kit.

PAINTING:
The majority of the army will include my two chosen base colours; Astronomican Grey & Enchanted blue.

BASING: Goblin green with static grass, pretty basic.

HIGHS AND LOWS: I really did not enjoy painting the horses, other than that it has been quite enjoyable!

POINTS: 258

TOTAL POINTS: 258 Points.

DICE-ROLL: 2

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs084.snc/4773_221850480017_713025017_7390096_3512970_n.jpg
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs084.snc1/4773_221850490017_713025017_7390097_7924094_n.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs104.snc1/4773_221850495017_713025017_7390098_4883276_n.jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs044.snc1/4409_206797090017_713025017_7012597_5992207_n.jpg

Bluesabre
02-09-2009, 17:05
And so it begins, again! :)

Like Derv, this is a continuation oflast years work on my Dark Elves, to start with I'll just show case this years stuff. Later on I'll combine it with last years work, to get a grand picture of it all.

So, to start things rolling....

Dark Elves.

Unit: Malus Darkblade, Scion of Hag Graef.

Points: 275

Army Total Points: 275

Models: 1

Background: Darkblade has travelled to Ulthuan for reasons known only to himself, certainly he is not playing the lackey for those slack jaws who rule House Uthorin! It is certain though, that he will answer to Malekith's bidding while there.

Build/Conversion: Straight from blister.

Painting: Skin tone is a bit darker than last years stuff, but he's had a few more layers than most put on him, otherwise pretty straight forward paint job, very pleased with the reult. For those who remember them fromlast year I have also painted an icon on the banner of the Blak Guard this month, and tried to gloss up the black pearl on the banner pole.

Basing: Sand, GW Charadon Granite, Vallejo MC Stone Grey, flock/static grass.

Highs/Lows:Quick paint job this time, allowed me to get other stuff painted that has nothing to do with Dark Elves.

Still to do: Nothing to see here.

Dice Roll:6

Malus Darkblade.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l126/bluesabre/Warhammer%20Fantasy/MalusDarkblade.jpg

Black Guard Banner.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l126/bluesabre/Warhammer%20Fantasy/BlackGuardBanner.jpg

Army so far.
See above.

Next Month:
Hero on Manticore.

damnyankees
02-09-2009, 18:19
So i decide to go from Lizards to a Warriors of Choas army. I dont have a list yet; but it will mostly be choas warriors. and the old choas knights. I will post something later, but i will be in the man catergory. 2250...ftw

Lord Obsidianus
02-09-2009, 18:56
The Host of Inor Bloodmoon

Month 1

6 Repeater Crossbowmen with Musician 71 Points

6 Dark Riders with Crossbows, Musician and Herald 153 Points

Month Total: 224

Grand Total: 224

Dice Roll: 6

Build/Conversion: Dark Riders are based on Glade Riders with warrior and corsair bitz. Herald is actual dark rider model on wood elf horse. Chain was addded to each model so that they are actually controlling the horses with something beyond their minds. Crossbows are stock models.

Painting: Black undercoat. Horses done with highlights in the spectrum of chaos black-skull white. Armour is Regal blue with a black/blue ink wash, dark riders blue cloth skips the wash and was highlighted with regal blue/skull white mix. Trim of armour is done with tin bitz and shining gold(I may add a 50/50 shining gold/chainmail highlight on this in the future.) Cloth is done with two selective layers of liche purple. Skin is finished with scorched brown, vermin brown highlight and then a 50/50 vermin brown/skull white layer. All silver is boltgun metal highlighted with chainmail.

Basing: The bases are selectively sanded before undercoating(except the warriors who where already fully sanded). This was drybrushed with different tones of grey. The grass is painted scorched brown and covered in straw flock(non-GW). The snowy patches are GW snow flock. Nedge of bases is Macharite Red

Still to do: If time permits I want to put another layer of red on the base trim and add another layer of snow flock to the snowy patches. I may also enhance the trim of the armour with some silver.

Highs and Lows: This paint scheme is time consuming but so worth it. I managed to keep on track by finishing many low point value models this month, rather than resorting to painting a sorceress or assassin.

http://www.warseer.com/gallery/data/500/IMG_0396.JPG

http://www.warseer.com/gallery/data/500/IMG_0397.JPG

http://www.warseer.com/gallery/data/500/IMG_0398.JPG

Next month: 10 Harpies, 6 more Crossbows, Black Guard Champion

http://www.warseer.com/gallery/data/500/IMG_0399.JPG

tristessa
02-09-2009, 19:32
Made it! Here is my debut! 100 points!

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/theslowcentury/darkelves3.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/theslowcentury/darkelves2.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/theslowcentury/darkelves1.jpg

Just the bolt thrower this month! Next up, a dragon. Maybe!

Edit: Woe! Forgot the rest of the info!

Dice Roll: 1 (more woe!) - I'll comment when we have a lot more fellow one-rollers!
Points: 100! Woo! Strange to start with a warmachine maybe, but thems the breaks. I got a bit lost in the painting of this as I hadn't really planned my colourscheme past thinking about it, but I'm happy with how it turned out. I'm aiming for the Dark Elf colours I remember from my youth; purple, pink, red!

ReaperOfSouls
02-09-2009, 21:52
ARMY : Skaven (2000 points)

DICE ROLL : 3 (no too high, not too low. Typical Swedish "lagom")

UNIT: 12 giant rats with packmasters (60 pts), Ratling gun (60 pts), 2 rat ogres without pack masters (~80 points)

BACKGROUND/THEME: Don't have very much background for the army at the moment other than that i am not aligning myself towards any particular of the greater clans. The army will rather be a warlord clan (most likely led by a warlord) with specialist troops from the varying other clans. Expect to see hordes of clanrats, slaves (if I get the time...) and stormvermin during the tale from me.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight out of the box.

PAINTING:
Cream cloth: Bubonic brown worked up with bleached bone and shaded with devlan mud
Metal: Boltgun metal drybrushed over tin bitz, heavily coated with devlan mud.
Fur: Simple scorched brown dry brush over black primer.
Skin: Scorched brown with successive highlights by adding bleached bone 2-3 times.
Grey cloth: Codex grey + chaos black highlighted with codex grey.
Brass/bronze/whatever on ratling gun: Tin bitz dry brushed with dwarf bronze, washed with devlan mud.
Teeth/claws: Rotting flesh, will be highlighted by mixing in skull white.

BASING:
Scorched brown drybrushed with graveyard earth. Edges picked out with graveyard earth. Stones painted Shadow grey. Finally dead/winter static grass was added in random patches.

STILL TO DO:
Pretty much all of the models have some details still in need of picking out, as well as some touch ups needed. For instance none of them have eyes yet, and the ogre tongues are currently rotting flesh...

HIGHS AND LOWS: Definite low point was realising I would not have time to finish the regiment of clan rats I had started working on, meaning I had to paint up 2 rat ogres + a ratling gun the last few days to meet the points needed. Also, realising I really don't like the new plastic rat ogre. Always a chore painting a model i don't like.

On the plus side was getting to paint an old metal rat ogre in addition to the plastic one. Such a lovely model. Might also have something to do with me generally preferring to paint metal (but convert plastic...). Also, the old school rat handlers were a joy to paint. Of course, having in a unit of clan rats finished to about 50% will help for next month, which could be counted as a plus I guess...

POINTS : 200

TOTAL POINTS : 200


PICTURES

Ratling gun:
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii94/gnitram/Skaven/ToFP%202009-20010/August/IMG_1130.jpg

Old metal rat ogre:
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii94/gnitram/Skaven/ToFP%202009-20010/August/IMG_1135.jpg

New ugly plastic ogre:
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii94/gnitram/Skaven/ToFP%202009-20010/August/IMG_1136.jpg

Giant rats:
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii94/gnitram/Skaven/ToFP%202009-20010/August/IMG_1139.jpg

Closeup on pack masters:
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii94/gnitram/Skaven/ToFP%202009-20010/August/IMG_1141.jpg

Army shot:
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii94/gnitram/Skaven/ToFP%202009-20010/August/IMG_1143.jpg

Lt Dougheim
02-09-2009, 23:11
ARMY: Empire 2000 pts

UNIT: Steam Tank

THEME/ BACKGROUND: This is going to be an expansion of my halfling army.

BUILD/ CONVERSION: Old school steam tank straight out of Ebay. I used a
great axe handle from the oop dwarf warrior set to make
the steam barrel.

PAINT: Orkhide shade, snot green, scorpian green, scorched brown, tin bitz,
dwarf bronze, shining gold, brown ink, black ink, boltgun
metal, and mithral.

BASE: Sand gavel mix with a brown ink wash. Highlighted with snakebite l
eather and bubonic brown. Topped with regular static
grass and glade grass.

POINTS: 300

TOTAL POINTS: 300

DICE ROLL: 6

jahorin
03-09-2009, 02:38
ARMY : Tomb Kings (2000 points)

UNIT: 10 skeleton archers, screaming skull catapult (with skull of the foe)

BACKGROUND/THEME: I will try to come with something clever over the course of the tales.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Just out of the box models

PAINTING: Undercoated black.
Bones : Basecoat of Iyanden Darksun, Devland mud wash, drybrush of skull white.
Details :Blue is Festering blue with Asurmen blue wash and a quick drybrush of Enchanted blue. The red is machrite red, devlan mud and a drybrush of red gore.

BASING: Small sand, basecoat of snakebite leather, gryphone sepia wash, skull white drybrush.

STILL TO DO: The catapult needs base. I didn't intend to do one at first but now I think it looks bland with the rest of the models.

HIGHS AND LOWS: High : It's good to paint again, my skills are not to high but hopefully I will improove over the course of the tales.

Lows : the catapult looks like it was built by druken skeleton.

POINTS : 190

TOTAL POINTS : 190

DICE ROLL : 2 (proof (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3883188424_2f898a63e0_m.jpg))

And now on with the show. Pictures :

entire archers unit :
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2636/3883188622_bf160213c7.jpg

close-up :
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3469/3882394635_9e683aa04c.jpg

the crews :
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3442/3882396065_34a09a41f5.jpg

the catapult :
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3454/3883189734_ea8406b347.jpg

catapult with crews :
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2554/3883190484_8b4dd3e2c5.jpg

...and the army so far :
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3487/3883190672_3f065f83fa.jpg

dwarfhold13
03-09-2009, 04:35
aight.. month one finally!
since i only roll one die, i'm listing each listing in the same post, sorry if i did it wrong.
DIE ROLL: 2
ARMIES: Dwarfs, Lizardmen, Slayers, Empire. points in each listing.
BASING: I usually do basing last, but because of so many models, i will end up playing a joker one month and doing all of them then!
Dwarfs:
Men/Boys: Men
Unit: Anvil of DOOOOOOOMMM!
Conversion: Nope, straight out of the box
Painting: Lots of metal and hair. i like to use the wash method over drybrushing, but its a little slower, so i actually opted for the drybrush on this one, and i think it shows if you look closely.
Point value: 440 of the total 2500
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/gibsn1960/TOFPDwarf5.jpg

Lizardmen:
Men/Boys: Men
Unit: 20 Saurus w/ spears
Conversion: Nope, straight out of the box
Painting: people are curious about the skin color, but all it is is a hawk turquoise base coat with a drybrush of HT and white, probably about 1:3 mix. the shields are mechrite red washed with ogryn flesh and highlighted with mechrite, then blood red.. tried to keep it simple!
Point value: 258 of the total 2500
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/gibsn1960/TOFPLizard10.jpg

Slayers:
Men/Boys: Men
Unit: 19 Troll Slayers
Conversion: not really conversion, but i'm using older slayer models as my giant slayers
Painting: Primed with army painter flesh color primer, orange foundation for the hair, catachan green pants, and brown boots/belts, wash everything in ogryn flesh and highlight
Still to do: Tattoo's on the giant slayers
Point value: 257 of the total 2250
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/gibsn1960/TOFPslayer9.jpg

Empire:
Men/Boys: Boys
Unit: Warrior Priest on warhorse
Conversion: Switched the hammer for 'sword of power', then found out later that in the fluff, warrior priests always use blunt "non blood-shedding" weapons.. oh well.. HERETIC! also, the back banner is from the flagellant sprue and i turned it around so that the banner was on the front.
Painting: Stole Dakkapantz recipe for yellow because it looked so %$#$%^& good! Thank you! also tried taking my time on the metal starting with a base of a mix of black and boltgun metal.
Point value: 150 of the total 1000
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/gibsn1960/TOFPEmpire6.jpg

The Whole Gang of Month 1:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/gibsn1960/TOFPmonth1-2.jpg

D35t0y3r
03-09-2009, 10:27
ARMY :Orcs and Goblins (1000 points)

UNIT: Night Goblin warboss w/ great axe, sheild, light armour, effigy of mork, the collar of zorga, magic mushroom

BACKGROUND/THEME: The rise and fall from a small warband to a full scale waaagh!!! is a long and daunting task for the many Warbosses who have (or are) traveled this route. No matter how many have accomplished such a feat and live to this day, another will arise and take that ones place.

But our story begins much smaller, with nothing more than a Night goblin named Destry-shunned from his own tribe after a misunderstanding between his old tribes warboss's favourite meat looker-after snotling and Destry's pet Squig Gluck-, trying to carve out is own niche' with his ever faithful (and bitey) pet squig, Gluck. What friends and enemies await Desty? Unlikely Alliances will be made, and even unluckier enemies will be made due to accidents Destry's lawyers have urged him not to comment on. Will he reach his dreams of becoming a mighty Waaghboss!!? You'll just have to tune in every month to find out now won'tcha.

BUILD/CONVERSION: straight from the BFSP to you

PAINTING: undercoated black, layered up highlights with black and codex grey
green= was goblin, snot, dark angels, and scorpion
red=mechrite, and munerous thin coats of blood red

BASING: sand, then undercoated black, and drybrushed khemri brown and bleached bone

STILL TO DO: he's done

HIGHS: got him done within first week of month 1

LOWS: now I gotta paint more goblins, and resist temptation to paint my newly arrived space hulk

POINTS : 88pts

TOTAL POINTS : 88pts

http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt100/D357r0y3r/100_0439.jpg
regards,
-Jason
EDIT
forgot dice roll
Dice Roll: 6

Schmacker
03-09-2009, 11:47
"Zotician waited. The Skinks hunted his prey for him, and soon enough they would be found. The scent in the air told him that those he hunted were afraid. So they should be. Acoatzatl said they had stolen something from a nearby temple. Impudence such as this would be punished. Zotician knew that he would be the Old Ones instrument of vengence soon. For now, he waited."

ARMY: Lizardmen (2000 points)

UNIT: 12 Skink Skirmishers w/ Blowpipes & Champ, 12 Skink Skirmishers w. Jav & Shield & Champ

BACKGROUND/THEME: At this point they are a hunting party going after some force that stealing things they shouldn't. As I do more they will evolve further in background.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Just out of the box models. I might add something interesting to the bases of the champions, but that's later.

PAINTING: Undercoated black.
Blues: Mordian Blue, Asurmen Blue Wash (heavy), Enchanted Blue scales and a few highlights
Reds: Merchite Red, Delvian Mud Wash (heavy), Blod Red overbrush
Gold: Dwarf Bronxr, Shining Gold, Gryphonne Sepia wash (heavy)

BASING: Not done yet.

STILL TO DO: The bases. Also forgot that I had to do the shields, so those are only part done.
HIGHS AND LOWS: Highs: Finishing 24 little things. Lows: Knowing that I have lots more of these little buggers to go.

POINTS: 192

TOTAL POINTS: 192

DICE ROLL: 5

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu322/Schmacker40k/TOFP/SkinksJav.png
Javelin Skirmishers

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu322/Schmacker40k/TOFP/SkinkJavChamp.png
Javelin Brave

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu322/Schmacker40k/TOFP/SkinksBlow.png
Blowpipe Skirmishers

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu322/Schmacker40k/TOFP/SkinkBlowChamp.png
Blowpipe Brave

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu322/Schmacker40k/TOFP/Army030909.jpg
Army Shot (with some previously painted Saurus).

The army shot ain't the best, but the camera has a really small field of view, so hard to get any kind of closeup of the lot.

NEXT MONTH: Looking at either 20 Saurus, or a couple of Heros, or a mix, not quite sure yet.

Necoho
03-09-2009, 14:20
Army: Vampire Counts (2000+).

Unit: Skeletons

Background/Theme: The Undead Horde of Heinrich Kemmler. Though I've not got much to say on skeletons. The more interesting elements of the army will have some background notes. For these chaps its sufficient to say that Kemmler found 'em and raised 'em. As is the norm.

Build/Conversion: Straight out the box with some Khemri shields added for variety and the banner from a unit of Grave Guard.

Painting: A white undercoat followed by a coat of Bleached Bone. The bone areas then received a Devlan Mud wash, followed by a further coat of Bleached Bone. Highlights of 1:1 Bleached bone/Skull White then pure Skull White. All other areas were given a coat of Chaos Black. Metal areas were painted with Dwarf Bronze, Dwarf Bronze/Chainmail 2:1 then a Devlan Mud wash. Cloth was painted with 1:1 Fenris Grey/Chaos Black, then a coat of Fenris Grey before highlights of 2:1 Fenris Grey/Skull White. Shield covers were painted with Khemri Brown and highlighted with 1:1 Khemri Brown/Bleached Bone. Wood was painted Charadon Granite. This was left as a single coat for the spear shafts, but given a highlight of 1:1 Charadon Granite/Khemri Brown and then a Devlan Mud wash for the shields.

Basing: Sand, covered with Scorched Brown, dry brushed with Khemri Brown then Bleached Bone. Scorched Grass static grass was also added.

Still to do: Finished

Highs and Lows: Cleaning the mold lines on skulls was rather frustrating. Aside from that, no real complaints. Painting bone from a white base rather than dry brushing over black was a nice change. I'm quite happy with the banner, though the writing may need a bit of a touch up at some stage.

Points: 200

Total Points: 200

Dice Roll: 6

Unfortunately due to the weather, the light here is horrible at the moment, so hopefully the next images I put up will be a bit better.
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q27/alrobso/HPIM0799.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q27/alrobso/HPIM0802.jpg

Fitzbaron
03-09-2009, 14:29
ARMY : Dark Elves (2000) - Was Empire

UNIT: 10 x Dark Elf Repeater Crossbowmen, 1 x Sorceress

BACKGROUND/THEME: The Dread Fleet of Nagenn Elftaker is well know for the plunder and rewards it takes each season. It is said that the money made by each elf in the fleet is enough to set ones self up for one hundred years. Yet there is only one way you can be excepted on to the ships and that is to wear the white of an accursed elf of Ulthuan taken from the dead boby you have personally killed. To reconnaise a Corsair of the Elftaker is to see the pale gown worn by each member.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Basic box for RXB and the Witchelf everyone uses.

PAINTING: Undercoated black. Drybrushed Chainmail. Purple Wash, then as can be seen on the models.

BASING: Gritty sand, painted black and highlighted with Grey then white.

STILL TO DO: Shields.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Deciding to start a differnt army instread of empire (not sure if its a high or low. Please note the dark elfs I am painting where meant to be for a tourny but due to work and holiday where never finished. I thought better to finish one army instead of start another.

POINTS : 200

TOTAL POINTS : 200

DICE ROLL : 1 (just my luck)

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj55/fitzbaron/SandRXB1.jpg

NEXT MONTH: Spears and A Beast.

Alathir
03-09-2009, 14:59
So, here we go again!

Dice Roll: 5

Bretonnians

Models: 25 Men at Arms with a full command, 12 skirmishing Peasant Bowmen all sworn to Lord Cyris deLonse.

Background:
The warriors roared.

Arnaud held his shield as tight as his malnourished arms would, the axe blow from the huge, muscle bound man landing on him like a thunder strike. It was to the peasant’s amazement then when the weapon didn’t carve through Arnaud’s battered shield; with a warcry that sounded more like a yelping dog he thrust forward, trying to push the mountain of a man away. His spear clasped in shivering hands, the peasant attacked – the sensation of the point piercing leather and finally flesh ran up Arnaud’s arm as a wave of relief fell over him, the sight of the northerner slumping to the ground would have been quite exciting if not the two dozen that followed behind him. His comrades has not faired as well, it seemed as though for every marauder that had fallen nearly two men at arms had met their end.

The Yeomen stepped forward, a terribly scarred man who clutched his sword like it was a royal scepter. He bellowed something inaudible through his toothless jaw and, with great reluctance, the men-at-arms reformed, shoulder to shoulder. Arnaud trying to muster what was left of his courage and pride, trying ignore the knocking of his knees. The look in these men’s eyes, if you could call them that, was so disturbing, they looked as though the dismemberment of poor Arnaud and everyone he knew was the only thing that mattered to them in this world. It wasn’t comforting to realize that probably was very close to the truth.

The charging foe roared in their foreign tongue, which was enough to send the nearby bowmen running for the hills. Arnaud didn’t blame them; he wasn’t prepared for this, how could anyone be? How in Shallya’s name was he meant to combat this kind of opponent? It probably didn’t help to think about it.

Then, the enemy was upon them.

Points: 236

Building/Conversion: Nothing special here, right out of the box.

Painting: Pretty standard methods here, nothing special.

Basing: Same method I used for my High Elves. Sand painted Scorched Brown, drybrushed then with Graveyard Earth and finally Dheneb Stone. The grass is then added on.

Highs and Lows: Pretty satisfied with these guys. Although I think I want to go back and add some more highlights to the men-at-arms. Also, this Bretonnian force is a unified army from L’Anguille and their color scheme will reflect that. Although, I think I am going to go with Enchanted Blue instead of Regal Blue for the rest of the army. Oh, and the observant amongst you may have noticed there are only 11 bowmen in the shot... one of the bowmen I left behind at my mate's place by accident. Turncoat scum!

Still to do: Just gotta go back to do some highlights to bring out the models a little more.

Total Points Thus Far: 236

Next Month: These peasant scum will be joined by a unit of proud Knights of the Realm.

The Models (And army shot so far... DEPRESSING!)

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/ArmyShot1.jpg

Vam2tic
03-09-2009, 17:27
Right here we go

Roll of DiceResult of the throw of dice "1d6" :

5 = 5

Bretonnians

Models:BSB with barded steed, Warbanner and Virtue of Duty-129pts

Background: nothing yet

Building/conversation: Straight from blister

Painting: Simple red and bone colour scheme. Tried Non-metallic metal:confused:

Basing: I'll do it at the end

Highs and Lows: Got to painted a beautiful model but i think i ruined it a bit with my try at non-metallic metal.

Still to do: Some small details and base

Total points thus far: 129pts

Next month Either a unit of 8 KOTR or 3 Pegasus Knights

And the pics which aren't very good as the light is bad and the camera broke
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr221/Vam2tic/Warhammer%20minitures/DSC01040.jpg
http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr221/Vam2tic/Warhammer%20minitures/DSC01039.jpg

Dr.Mole
03-09-2009, 17:28
ARMY : Wood Elves (2000+)

UNIT: Treeman

BACKGROUND/THEME: Early Winter - First Snowfall, still a bit green on the trees...

BUILD/CONVERSION: Old Treeman model. If someday GW decides to put a Treeman out that I actually like I may replace him. But don`t tell him that, he might be pissed...

PAINTING: Nothing special. First try on glowing eyes but didn't work out that well

BASING: Baking powder for snow

STILL TO DO: A few things on the base and I may redo the glowing eyes, when I have more experience with it (will try to get better with the dryads this month)

HIGHS AND LOWS: Glowing eyes effect didn't work at all with red color, so I had to add a color which was not planned but even in blue I am not feeling it. Also had serious trouble making decent pictures.
On the upside I got the model done.

POINTS : 285

TOTAL POINTS : 285

DICE ROLL : 4

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/FishFong/Treeman.jpg

EmperorNorton
03-09-2009, 19:55
ARMY : Empire/Middenland

UNIT: Great Cannon & Mortar

http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/Empire1.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/Empire2.jpg

STILL TO DO: The bases, obviously. I want to do snow bases, but have never tried that before.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Painting white. Not getting done nearly as much as I wanted.

POINTS : 175

DICE ROLL : 4

rhys60
03-09-2009, 20:26
ARMY : 2,000 points of bretonnians
UNIT: 35 Men at Arms w/full command

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Half the shields are painted the same as the General and the other half the same as the BSB this is to kinda represent them being split on their decision of who is the best and most brave ;)
BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight out of the box Men at Arms

PAINTING: Black undercoat. Flat coats of random browns or greys(sometimes blue and red) then drybrushed over with the next shade up that i have. Black wash. Faces: Dwarf Flesh with dark flesh wash. Metal: Tin Bitz -> Drybrush of chainmail heavy black wash

BASING: Sand undercoated black. Codex grey drybrush. Mix of PVA Glue and snow flock painted on in lumps. TIny patches of static grass.
STILL TO DO: Stick shields on 20 MenatArms. Snow on 20. Static Grass on all. Final face highlights.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Probably the most figures i've ever painted in one month!! :) Even though i got a lot done im not so happy with how well they are done, seem kinda rushed but they will get finished off better before the end of the year.
POINTS : 229

TOTAL POINTS : 229

DICE ROLL : 5
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Dry_Erase
03-09-2009, 22:54
My dice roll is 2!

And here's mine... 200 points of Nordland halberds, including a Captain of the Empire. 27 troopers, standard bearer, musician all with halberds.

The Emskrank Garrison

In common with all Empire towns, Neues Emskrank maintains a permanent garrison for the defence of the town. Funded in part by local taxation and a small stipend from the Elector Count, it consists of a small number of professional soldiers, who theoretically spend most of their time patrolling the walls, guarding Baron Bertolt von Allingen's manor house, manning the gatehouses and periodically mounting expeditions into the nearby woods to root out beastmen and goblins. In practice, the garrison are notorious for absenteeism and drunkeness and at any time they are likely to be well below strength.

During the Storm of Chaos, part of the Neues Emskrank garrison was called into action along with a militia raised from the town. They joined Count Gausser's regiments at Salzenmund from where they marched forth to battle the hordes of Chaos beseiging Middenheim. The town itself was left with scant defence, although fortunately (or suspiciously...) the worst it suffered was an attack by Norse marauders lead by Emsa the Cruel. Emsa's longboat had become separated from the rest of the force and driven into the mouth of the river by a massive naval engagement far to the north. In the past year, the survivors of the campaigning garrison have returned full of tales of horror and heroism.

The permanent garrison of Neues Emskrank wear the colours of the town, i.e. green and blue, with coloured trims and sashes to help differentiate units. They are quartered at the Barracks on Klemmstrasse.

The Baron's Halberds

A unit that was originally founded when Neues Emskrank was expanded by the Northern Mercantile Company's investment, the Halberds have since dwindled in both size and discipline. During the recent Incursions, the Halberds were charged with the defence of the town and consequently only lost a handful of men when Emsa the Cruel attacked. During peacetime they are charged chiefly with guarding the Baron's Manor House and rooting out goblins and beastmen in the Eulenwald.

The unit currently number 20 halberdiers, lead by Captain Konrad Schmidt. In battle the standard bearer is Schmidt's son Pieter and the drummer Luther Becker. They wear a quartered uniform in blue and green, with yellow sashes to represent ultimate fealty to Nordland. They carry a banner with a heraldic dolphin - taken from the Baron's personal livery.


The banner top is a little ship that I made from green stuff to keep it nice and nautical. The rest of the army will be more standard Nordland colours, but I may return and fill out the town garrison with archers, a cannon etc.

Photos are quite unforgiving when it comes to messiness in paintjobs, aren't they?

korkalis
04-09-2009, 01:12
Hey guys, this months stuff is all painted but I now need to wait for my parents to replace my digital camera that they lost :(

As soon as that happens i'll post the pics

Kholdaimon
04-09-2009, 08:08
So this is the work from August or September? If so, I joined the Tale to late for August... :P

Christiaan

n6u2k0e
04-09-2009, 10:36
Hi, I'm not in the list, Harry must have missed me from the signup thread >.<. I'm leaving for a holiday in a bit, so may have to joker September.

ARMY : 2,000 Lizardmen

UNIT: 4 Saurus, 10 Skink Skirmishers+Brave, 2 Cold One Riders

BACKGROUND/THEME: I'm aiming for the Saurus to be more dino-like, so browns rather than blue. Each squad will have a different shield colour to differentiate them.

PAINTING: Army - Primed white.
Saurus - Basecoated khemri brown, under belly down with Kommando Khaki, scales Scorched Brown with Vomit Brown on some.
Skinks - skin Snot Green + Thraka Green, scales Khemri Brown + Devlan Mud + Levi Purple.
Cold Ones - Dark Angels Green, drybrushed with Snot+Goblin Green then washed with thraka. Under-belly Bleached Bone.

BASING: Scorched Brown drybrushed with Bleached Bone.

STILL TO DO: Maybe a few touch ups on the cold ones, slits in the eyes of the saurus

HIGHS AND LOWS: Started with a yellow scheme, but couldn't get it to work so had to strip everything. Also, not too happy with the scales on the skinks, and I couldn't get a highlight to take on the saurus scales. Will have another go with my next lot.

POINTS : 194
TOTAL POINTS : 194

DICE ROLL : 1

Pictures aren't the best. Best I could do with the lighting and area given to me.

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/3627/dsc00143cb.jpg
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7913/dsc00144zw.jpg
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6426/dsc00145ke.jpg
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4422/dsc00146ey.jpg

kingreidos
04-09-2009, 14:29
ARMY : 2,000 Ghoul Horde

UNIT: Varghulf

BACKGROUND/THEME: Ghoulish Horde

PAINTING: Can't remember off hand. Used the new foundations and washes. Made my life so much easier! Blood mix = black ink, red paint + PVA glue.

BASING: Slate painted black and drybrushed in greys.

STILL TO DO: Add some more detail to the base and the boney bits of the Varghulf.

HIGHS: Am very happy with the model. Looks fearsome and has performed well on the battlefield :-)

LOWS: Figuring out how to attach photos onto the forum so that they appear large and you don't have to click on them. Anyone out there who can help?

POINTS : 175
TOTAL POINTS : 175

DICE ROLL : 5

Next Month: A second Varghulf and 4 flying ghouls (counts as bats).

Kaine
04-09-2009, 16:06
Kaine - Dice Roll ONE

Army : Lizards (2000pts)

Unit : Skink Priest on Engine of the Gods ( 355 pts )

I decided to start big this month and go with an engine of the gods.

Build / Conversion : I think the normal engine is a little small, so i added the top of the direct only bsb and an extra platform at the rear so all four skink crew could be accommodated easily.

Painting : Mainly Privateer P3 colours, the steg is primarily sanguine.

Basing : Resin base from Scribor Miniatures.

Still to do : minor touch ups.

Highs/Lows : Very fun to paint but got fed up finding little bits of detail i'd missed towards the end.

Points : 355

Total : 355

http://www.wow-eu.com/tofp/mon1lz1.jpg

http://www.wow-eu.com/tofp/mon1lz2.jpg

http://www.wow-eu.com/tofp/mon1lz3.jpg




Army : Skaven (1000pts)

Unit : Ratling Gun Team ( 60 pts )

I'm trying to paint just a few skaven each month until i see the new models and can better judge the army look/feel so just a gun team this month.

Painting : Mix of P3 and GW paints

Basing : Resin base from Foundations of war

Highs/Lows : Wish i could have got more painted this month for Skaven.

Points : 60

Total : 60

http://www.wow-eu.com/tofp/mon1sk1.jpg

http://www.wow-eu.com/tofp/mon1sk2.jpg


Army : Empire (1000pts) - Nuln

The early arrival of my space hulk has forced me to use a JOKER for empire this month ;)

8bitMummies
04-09-2009, 20:24
Army: Beasts of Chaos, at 1,000 points.

Unit: A bit of a mix; 5 Warhounds, 2 Ungors, 5 Gors (w/ Foe-Render), and a lone Chaos Ogre.

Background/Theme: I'm going for a dank, dark, and murky appearance. I want some minor variation amongst the Beastherd but for the most part they will be uniform in color. I'm using a mix of old and new models.

Build/Conversion: Aside from some minor greenstuffing and conversion here and there, these are pretty straightforward. I gave my Foe-Render Orc arms to make him look more intimidating.

Painting: Primed black. Used mostly Scorched Brown, Chaos Black, Dark Flesh, Adeptus Battlegrey, and Bestial Brown. Lots of Tin Bitz and rust, with Catachan Green as the Herd's unifying color. The standard dirty beast palette, I suppose. Oh, and copious amounts of Devlan Mud.

Basing: Foundation Dirt Flock, Winter/Dead Static Grass, some Gale Force 9 Grit that is a tad too thick, and small pebbles collected along the walk home. Recently bought some tea and oregano to add to the mix, too, although it wasn't used here. The bases are painted with Graveyard Earth.

Still to do: Aside from some small touch-ups, especially on the bases, these are done.

Highs and Lows: This is my first army, so I am still working out a lot of kinks in my painting and modeling skills. The unfilled gaps on my hounds are pretty nasty- I will spend more time fixing that up on the next unit. Chipping is a problem, also! After taking these pics I noticed some areas on my Ogre that need to be fixed. I have since taken more time removing mold lines as well. Despite all that I am generally pleased with how they have turned out.

Points this month: 127
Points thus far: 127(for the TOFP)
Dice Roll: 4

Pictures are kinda cruddy, can't seem to get any good lighting in my apartment.
http://i32.tinypic.com/11uviu8.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/deb9yt.jpg
http://i29.tinypic.com/4t66wn.jpg
http://i26.tinypic.com/15hc3gw.jpg
http://i30.tinypic.com/16iw2vs.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/2hzu5vb.jpg

Next month will be a Joker, but I've got some Minotaurs in the works.

Braad
04-09-2009, 21:57
So this is the work from August or September? If so, I joined the Tale to late for August... :P

Christiaan

We started painting on the 1st day of August, and are now showing the work from the first month. We also just started working on our second month.

Don't worry about being a month late, you got jokers and stuff.
And we're not known for being harsh on people around here.

shabbadoo
05-09-2009, 01:34
Too much hemming and hawing by me over the color scheme, so I am not going to finish in time. At least I started with the biggest unit, and it WILL get done.

Joker

someone2040
05-09-2009, 07:01
Month 1

Dice Roll : 6

Army : Dogs of War
Unit : 12 Marksmen of Miragliano, 1 Paymaster on Foot
Points : 202+ 80 = 282
Painting : Pretty much your basic stuff. Using foundations, washes, etc.
Conversions : The Marksmen are straight out of the box. The Paymaster is an old Empire Cannon Crew. I cut off the cane arm (that was originally pointing up), and repositioned it so it looked like it was resting on a cane. I really like how he turned out, as he looks like a pompous rich snob :)

Comments : Not quite done. Maximillian Damark still needs to be finished. He has the basic 3 colours + basing, but I decided not to rush him. So the Marksmen basing isn't completely done at this point, as I'm gonna do the grass all at once.
It's been a pleasure to paint them. August was very busy for me, so it's a bit unfortunate that I didn't get to finish everything completely.

Next Month : Been working on Asarnil the Dragonlord. So odds are Asarnil himself and some Duellists (Need to catch up on the Tale of 40k Gamers, so probably won't do Deathfang). Then the month after will be Deathfang.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/DogsOfWar/th_marksmen03.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/DogsOfWar/?action=view&current=marksmen03.jpg)http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/DogsOfWar/th_marksmen04.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/DogsOfWar/?action=view&current=marksmen04.jpg)http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/DogsOfWar/th_marksmen05.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/DogsOfWar/?action=view&current=marksmen05.jpg)
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/DogsOfWar/th_Paymaster4.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/DogsOfWar/?action=view&current=Paymaster4.jpg)http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/DogsOfWar/th_Paymaster6.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk232/someone2040/DogsOfWar/?action=view&current=Paymaster6.jpg)

Harry
05-09-2009, 07:30
SKAVEN : 1000 POINTS

UNIT: Skaven Warlord.

BACKGROUND/THEME: No background or theme. (At the moment. I am sure something will come to me). For now just a generic Warlord Clan.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Classic Jes Goodwin Queek Head Taker mini with trophey rack swapped for shield.

PAINTING: Undercoated black. Drybrushed Chainmail. Selective Black wash. Painted Mithril Silver highlights. Final highlight mithril Silver and white mix. Gold trim: Dry brushed with Tin Bitz, Brazen Brass, Shinning and Burnish Gold. Chesnut Ink wash. Fur bestial brown then ink wash. Flesh: Dwarf flesh, ink wash, elf flesh highlight.

BASING: Old dwarf anvil bits. Gritty sand, painted bestial brown, highlighted with Snakebite leather and bleached bone mixes little stones painted black then dry brushed with greys with static grass and other bits of vegitation to finish.

STILL TO DO: This guy is finished.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Lovely old mini. One of my favorite sculpts. Easy to paint because so much is armour. Not happy with the runes on the weapons. I may have to have another go at them.

POINTS : 99

TOTAL POINTS SO FAR : 99

DICE ROLL : 1 (Typical. :D)

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1305/img6696u.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/3226/img6695kcu.jpg

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/4505/img6636s.jpg

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/8482/img6638n.jpg

Harry
05-09-2009, 07:32
BEASTS OF CHAOS : 1000 POINTS

UNIT: Wargor (60) w. Executioners axe (30) Light armour. (4)

BACKGROUND/THEME: No special theme or background. I am leaning towards a Nurgle theme.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight out of the box classic beast champion.

PAINTING: Undercoated black. Drybrushed Chainmail. Selective Black wash. Painted Mithril Silver highlights. Final highlight mithril Silver and white mix. Gold trim: Dry brushed with Tin Bitz, Brazen Brass, Shinning and Burnish Gold. Chesnut Ink wash. For bestial brown ink wash. Skin Tallarn fleash blends with scorched brown shading and elf flesh highlights.

BASING: Back 2 Base-ix resin base. Gritty sand, painted bestial brown, highlighted with Snakebite leather and bleached bone mixes little stones painted black then dry brushed with greys with static grass to finish.

STILL TO DO: This guy is finished. But … (See below).

HIGHS AND LOWS: Wasn’t sure where I was heading with this mini when I started but I like the final result. Not completely happy with the horns and it has been suggested he should be a bit grubbier so I shall probably return to him and have another ‘fiddle’. :D

POINTS : (94)

TOTAL POINTS : (94)

DICE ROLL : 1 (Typical. :D)

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/7356/img6618.jpg

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/336/img6620q.jpg

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8172/img6626y.jpg

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4732/img6624.jpg

Malorian
05-09-2009, 14:50
Malorian Month 1:

Dwarf 1: 10 handgunners w/ shields and a cannon

Dwarf 2: 20 longbeards w/ full command

Highs: It was nice to see how fast I could get stuff painted and I was happy to see my painting scheme work out.

Lows: Knowing I have to do a bunch of warriors next...

Dice roll: 1

Longbeards
http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee350/Malorian/painting%20dwarfs/Dwarfs001.jpg
http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee350/Malorian/painting%20dwarfs/Dwarfs002.jpg

Handgunners and cannon
http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee350/Malorian/painting%20dwarfs/Dwarfs003.jpg
http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee350/Malorian/painting%20dwarfs/Dwarfs004.jpg

Just showing where I started from
http://i534.photobucket.com/albums/ee350/Malorian/painting%20dwarfs/Start.jpg


Next up:

Dwarfs 1- 24 warriors w/ full comman
Dwarfs 2 - Lord on shield bearers and grudgebearer

Matrim_Cauthon
05-09-2009, 15:04
ARMY : Empire (2000 Points)

UNIT: 19 Swordsmen + Captain.

BACKGROUND/THEME: Nordland Army.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Previous Edition puffy regiment box. I included some halberdiers to make the unit look more diverse. The captain is the beautiful Felix Jaeger mini.

PAINTING: Pretty simple - Golden Yellow with brown wash and Enchanted Blue with dark blue wash.

BASING: Painted Green for that lovely retro look, and sprinkled with green flock.

STILL TO DO: Finished, maybe I 'll make a movement tray.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Lovely old minis. Easy to paint. Low for me is the banner... I'm not much of a freehand artist, but it 'll have to do! All in all I like how they look together as a regiment.

POINTS : 19 Swordsmen (full command) + captain with GW and LA = 195 pts

TOTAL POINTS : 195

DICE ROLL : 1

http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu133/Matrim__Cauthon/EMP-Swordsmen.jpg

http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu133/Matrim__Cauthon/EMP-Champion.jpg

http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu133/Matrim__Cauthon/EMP-FelixJaeger.jpg

Matrim_Cauthon
05-09-2009, 15:18
DARK ELVES : 2000 POINTS

UNIT: Crossbowmen (10) + Master on Dark Steed.

BACKGROUND/THEME: Not really a theme. I just really like a lot of the Dark Elf models so I will paint those that I like the most :)

BUILD/CONVERSION: Crossbowmen are straight from the box. Master on Dark Steed is a converted High Elf Prince Tyrion model. I hope I made it look dark enough.

PAINTING: Traditional Dark Elf Colours, but I will include blue in some regiments for variety's sake.

BASING: Dark Angels Green with green and brown flock. On the Master's base I used some leftover Hirst Arts blocks.

STILL TO DO: Finished.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Low is the picture quality for the crossbowmen. High is the way Tyrion looks as a Dark Elf :evilgrin:

POINTS : 10 Crossbowmen (100) + Master on Dark Steed (HA + GW 104) = 204 pts

TOTAL POINTS : 204

DICE ROLL : 1

http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu133/Matrim__Cauthon/DE-Crossbowmen.jpg

http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu133/Matrim__Cauthon/DE-MasterDS.jpg

kris_h
05-09-2009, 15:29
Joker

Month 1

Dice Roll: 3

Army: Warriors of Chaos

Comments: Well, I've signed TOFP at the end of August so it was too late to finish anything in the month 1...

Next Month: I'm going to paint Chaos Knight unit, about 200 points. I hope I'll do better than in this month :D WIP's on my log.

pointyteeth
05-09-2009, 16:14
Hi all! I think I got missed on the sign up page, so here's my info again

ARMY: 2000 points (likely more) of Warriors of Chaos

THE BACKGROUND/THEME: Throgg Army, and since it will be finished in November (see "the Plan") I will also be doing a cult-themed army.

THE LIST:
Archaon
Throgg
Khorne Hero on juggernaut
Tzeentch Sorc on disc
13 trolls
5 nurgle chaos knights
5 marauder horse

THE PLAN: I will have this army finished for the Seattle Heart of Fire tournament in November, so I will be moving on to a cult-themed list starting december that I will actually be able to take time with painting.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
And for this month...

CONVERSIONS: combined parts from the plastic spawn kit with the new metal trolls.

PAINTING: Skin is Shadow grey washed with a mix of shadow grey/chaos black/scorched brown then highlighted with shadow grey, shadow grey/space wolf grey, space wolf grey/shadow grey.

BASING: bases will be snow/tundra bases with ice crystals (made from leftover sprue).

STILL TO DO: I still have to order basing material from gale force 9, so until then, the models will all be unbased.

HIGHS: I think they look good, and the blending medium I tried out has given them an nice semi-glossy look.

LOWS: Starting to get a bit tired of painting this colour and still have 9 trolls to go

POINTS : 180
TOTAL POINTS : 180

DICE ROLL : 1 (wow, big surprise :D)

Next Month: More trolls or Hero on juggernaut

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee180/grunts_album/100_2464.jpg
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee180/grunts_album/100_2465.jpg
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee180/grunts_album/100_2466.jpg

Dark Apostle
05-09-2009, 20:34
JOKER

A good way to start out don't you think :)
Dice roll: 4

Super Mario
05-09-2009, 21:36
1

These are Night goblins. Night goblin is the name given to a goblin that lives underground, or in caves. The ones you can see in this picture live in a mine that once belonged to humans, the Hroda Mining Co. The system of tunnels connect to natural cave formations.

Goblins can be industrious and these examples demonstrate that they have a well developed culture which includes metalwork, fabric weaving & tailoring. You can also see that they have decorated shields which suggests that arts and crafts is important to them aesthetically, as well as to demonstrate a common purpose in the group.

A hierarchy exists among goblins in small groups, like these, and the larger communities that these goblins come from. Much like humans, there are layers of status, religion and spirituality, merchants, soldiers and craftsmen. The goblins in this picture are all soldiers, though some may have been coerced into picking up a spear.

Goblins of this mine have been observed to behave towards one another in a way that would seem cruel and anti-social by human standards. Often they will taunt and injure each other in ways that would cause long term disagreements among humans. It is testament to the goblin spirit that they possess the ability to co-operate and work towards a common goal dispite this. I shall detail my observations of the low level managers, spiritual leaders and some of the customs of this clan in the next chapter.



These guys should add up to 100pts. They have been taking longer than I expected, so still a bit of, erm ... neatening up to do I have also concluded that to make the chalkyness of the flesh stand out, the robes should not be highlighted too brightly.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/cheeseandchives/DSC01764.jpg


Here is a preview of next months goblins. Another regiment of 20 spears (http://s66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/cheeseandchives/?action=view&current=DSC01750.jpg) I'm afraid. They will be joined by a Shaman and a Boss (http://s66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/cheeseandchives/?action=view&current=DSC01753.jpg) though.

Edit: I rolled a 5.

lorcan
06-09-2009, 00:38
Hi
Nearly finished my entry for month 1 , but as normal work gets in the way and I don't want to rush the minis now they are nearly finished. So its a joker from me this month.

Regards
Lorcan

TonyFlow
06-09-2009, 04:12
Army: Empire (2000 points, probably more)

Background/theme: Averland army. Not really any special background, i am just trying to finish an army, no fancy convertions. Just yellow and black(ish).

Unit: 25 swordsmen with detachment of 9 swordsmen (229 points)

Painting: Well, these have been done really quickly and i didnt really have the colours right (at all)... I have painted some more that look better, and when i start on the halberd unit i hope to have the colourscheme look much better than this unit. I am not too proud showing this unit. BUT i also like the unit because it is magnetized... oooh

pictures:
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn295/rasmusbengtsen/IMG_3719.jpg
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn295/rasmusbengtsen/IMG_3720.jpg
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn295/rasmusbengtsen/IMG_3723.jpg
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn295/rasmusbengtsen/IMG_3724.jpg
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn295/rasmusbengtsen/IMG_3725.jpg
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn295/rasmusbengtsen/IMG_3726.jpg

Diceroll: 1 (i really did roll a 1)

StormCrow
06-09-2009, 08:06
ARMY : Dark Elves (2000 points)

UNIT: 18 Black Guard

BACKGROUND/THEME:

The wrecked Galleon came crashing ashore, a grim testament of the brutal struggle far beyond the white shores of Ulthuan. For months similar such occurences had taken place along the beaches as a titanic duel was fought between the elven armadas in the vast oceans. Like the other remains this hulk was bound in iron with cruel barbs jutting from its bow like the maw of a leering dragon. It's rusted teeth skewered with chalk sails and gilded wood, this vessel had surely been the terror described by the local fishers skulking beyond the waves only to lash past the Yvressian Dockyards in displays of cold militarised malice. Perhaps this was the infamous flagship of the black guard, finally brought to pittance by the overwhelming force of the Asur eagleships
The Seaguard approached cautiously, for they knew too well the horrors bound within the ships of their Druchii cousins. With silent prayers to their gods they approached, ever observant, ever in their drilled formations. None wished to stain this sacred ground with the blood of their treacherous kin, but in their hearts they knew all too well the outcome should any still be alive within the charred hull.
Grasping firmly onto a loose chain the captain prowled onto the deck, signalling the other sailors to approach. Examining the remains of the dreadship he could feel the malice of Naggaroth aboard this wreck even if he couldn't see it. Etched within every timber, wrought upon every frozen steel surface were curses toward the fair people of the Isle. Every rune promised an unspeakable torment for the High Elves, but luckily this ship would fulfill none of them.
The captain made his way towards the Commanders Quarters when the golden rays of the sun revealed the cold reality of his predicament. Nailed to the mast, polished and untarnished, was an edict of iron reflecting a brilliant light over the Elfs' scaled armour. Bearing the heraldry of the Witch King himself this dread portent divulged the true purpose of the growing hostilities in the tropical waters of Yvresse.
The captain roared a defiant command to his loyal soldiers but was met with grave silence. As he felt the bitter kiss of winter'd steel upon his back he knew he was already doomed.

Beyond the coastline, the Flagship of House Felstorm unfurled its sails and made ready to bank on the shore. Clad in black immaculate robes, Malekiths' agents were ready to sow destruction once again



BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight out of the box except i gave the champion a shield from the warriors sprue. Very technical stuff

PAINTING: Undercoat black. Cloth was adeptus battlegrey washed badab black. Metal was boltgun metal washed badab black. Plumes, skin and other bits were dheneb stone washed badab black. The only degree of skill came in applying the wash in several thin layers rather than one thick one.

BASING: Gritty sand, painted scroched brown, highlighted with graveyard earth and dry brushed bleached bone. I then added glade grass and GW snow in small tufts/patches

STILL TO DO: Need to fix up their halberds and clean up the base edges a bit.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Best dark elf mini's going around in my opinion so it was great fun to have a go at them. No real lows this month, glad to be painting something other than bone...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/001.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/002.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/003.jpg

And their little hidden friend!

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/004.jpg

I spent a bit longer on this model so it doesn't follow the same painting techniques described earlier

POINTS : 269

TOTAL POINTS : 269

DICE ROLL : 1 (Do i get an eternal hatred reroll?!)

NEXT MONTH : 10 Crossbows and a Reaper Bolt Thrower

Deusmex
06-09-2009, 09:10
Bah!!!! Its a conspiracy I tell you!

Woodelves..... JOKER!

Empire............JOKER!

12 hour nightshifts really suck, but thankfully ,Im off them for a while so I can paint again. Hoping to catch up and buy back those jokers. Thing is I just got SpaceHulk so that may be a bit of a spanner in the works :/

2 armies so 2 dice rolls I guess.

4 and a 6.

Idle Scholar
06-09-2009, 12:09
ARMY : WoC (1500 Points)

UNIT: 20 Chaos Hounds

BACKGROUND/THEME: A desert nomad force, so it seemd an interesting idea to paint the dogs as hyenas.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Only two really converted, the rest as is. Green stuff used to fix all the faces.

PAINTING: The coat recipie is:

White undercoat
Black + Snakebite basecoat
Then multiple layers of Snakebite + Sunburst Yellow + Bleached Bone, drybrushed, highlighted, blended etc in ever brighter mixtures untill I was happy with the final colour.
I think the basecoat was a bit unnecessary in the end but I kept it for the sake of consistency.

For the teeth, claws and gribbly spines I used:

Bestiality Brown + White basecoat
Desert Yellow
Bleached Bone
Skull White

And for the scales I used the same formula but in reverse

BASING: Filler and bark chippings (from a park) with small rocks stuck in and bits of twine as grass. Gritty sand, basecoated white, painted desert yellow and highlighted with bleached bone.

STILL TO DO: Maybe some touchups at some point. Otherwise I'm pretty happy with them.

HIGHS AND LOWS: The models are great but suffer form some nasty join lines and some bits like the feet are much less detailed. Also on reflection I should have green stuffed some horns and tails as some of the supplied ones ar a bit naff.

POINTS : 120

TOTAL POINTS : 120

DICE ROLL : 3

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss283/Idle_Scholar/Chaos%20Army/DogGroup3640.jpg (http://s584.photobucket.com/albums/ss283/Idle_Scholar/Chaos%20Army/?action=view&current=DogGroup3.jpg)

The one conversion, my fighting dogs! I had to cut the bodies into three pieces to get the pose but I think it's worked out quite nicely.

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss283/Idle_Scholar/Chaos%20Army/FightingDogs640.jpg (http://s584.photobucket.com/albums/ss283/Idle_Scholar/Chaos%20Army/?action=view&current=FightingDogs.jpg)

And the start of next months entry:

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss283/Idle_Scholar/Chaos%20Army/WIPLH640.jpg (http://s584.photobucket.com/albums/ss283/Idle_Scholar/Chaos%20Army/?action=view&current=WIPLH.jpg)

Doi
06-09-2009, 14:20
OGRE KINGDOMS: 1000 POINTS

UNIT: 2 Ogre bulls with iron fists. Champion and standard bearer.

BACKGROUND/THEME: None as of yet. As per my usual :p.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Just a handful of minor conversions. I used a face mask from either an Orc or a Black Orc to make the gob on the champion, and then green stuffed a scar over one eye. I sculpted a stomach onto the standard bearer instead of the gut plate (going to do this on several Ogres in the army) and used a banner top from, I think, a Skaven kit on the banner.

PAINTING: Over a black undercoat:
Skin: Tallarn Flesh > Light Ogryn Flesh Wash (paint on a thin layer rather then slop it on and leave dark pools of the wash) > Tallarn Flesh > 3:1 Tallarn Flesh: Elf Flesh > 2:1 Tallarn:Elf
Metal: Macharius Solar Orange > Heavy Ogryn Flesh Wash > Heavy Boltgun Metal Drybrush > Ogryn Flesh Wash > Chainmail Drybrush > Light Mithril Silver Drybrush

BASING: Basing materials are still on order, so not done yet.

STILL TO DO: Basing.

HIGHS AND LOWS: I'm quite pleased with how the skin and metals came out on these guys. I was a bit worried early on that there was too much silver on the champion, but that isn't the case as much now that everything else got painted up. Not entirely happy with the freehand on the banner either, but it will suffice

POINTS : 120

TOTAL POINTS : 120

DICE ROLL : 5


http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x4/WaaaghDoi/TOFP205.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x4/WaaaghDoi/TOFP213.jpg

And the metal I'm quite chuffed with.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x4/WaaaghDoi/TOFP215.jpg


Doi

Orcbane
06-09-2009, 16:08
Here is my first entry:

Army : High Elves

Unit : 12 Swordmasters including Bladelord, musician and standard bearer
210 points

Total points : 210

Dice roll : 5

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv140/OrcbaneAtphotobucket/12SwordmastersUnit1nr1PB.jpg

EmperorNorton
06-09-2009, 17:23
Army: Empire/Middenheim
Unit: 20 Teutogen Guard incl. full command (count as Greatswords)
Points: 230

http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01609.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01611.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01614.jpg

Still to do: Bases, as mentioned in my other post. Then there's still some work to do on the banner (you can see the wash pooled where it wasn't supposed to) and hairbands. I didn't attempt to do the eyes and I'm not sure if I should, as they are so small.

Highs and lows: At first I had a lot of fun with these guys, because I thought that since they are mostly armor and wolf cloak I'd be done in no time. Didn't quite turn out that way...

Dice roll: 4

Inquisitor Pariah
06-09-2009, 19:20
Army: Dark Elves
Unit: 5 Cold One Knights
Points: 5 x Knights, command + War Banner = 200
Dice roll: 4
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/RTFH/COldones.jpg

These are the personal guards of Lord Falmir - especially important given the treacherous nature of his so called allies.

They are often led into battle by Falmir's faithful Captain, Old Saul (not pictured), but he has recently been thrown from the saddle by his new mount (a horned Cold-One), and is convalescing in the swampy base camp of Falmir's expedition. He will have to return to duty soon as every day the Covenant cements its grip over the less loyal troops of House Falmir...

Painting I used more Foundation paints on these models than on the test figure with the result is that they came out a little more dull than the last ones. The armour was nice and quick to paint, even if it took several coats of Shinning Gold to get it right.

hairypig
06-09-2009, 19:53
Evening All,

I was all geared up with this being my first post for the tale and my bloody computer blew up about a week ago. I am posting now from my parents house. Because of this I am afraid I will be unable to comment heavily on people work this month but I promise I will later on.

ARMY : High Elves (1,000 Points)

UNIT: 6 Sword Masters with full command

PAINTING:

Chain mail for the armour washed with badab black and a mithril silver drybrush.

The green trim/cloth throughout my army is a 50:50 mix of rotting fleshand snot green.

The gem are scab red layered with blod red with a point of white for reflection.

BASING: Modelling sand painted scorched brown and drybrushed with bleached bone, and then patces of glade grass to reflect the beautiful landscape that is Ulthuan.

STILL TO DO: Find a paper banner that I like the look of for the standard bearer. Any tips on where to find good one of these? I will also get round to gloss varnishing the gems at some point as well as making a movement tray.

HIGHS AND LOWS: I love these models but along the chainmail there are a few join lines that are hard to get rid of without damaging the armour links. I much prefer these to the older marauder models I will be doing later on in the tale

POINTS : 120

TOTAL POINTS : 120

NEXT MONTH: Mage with annulian crystal

DICE ROLL : 2

http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss181/fetidpaws/smsheadon.jpg

http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss181/fetidpaws/smscommand.jpg

hairypig
06-09-2009, 20:03
A mentioned above in my High Elf post my PC has exploded so I wont be posting as many comments this month as I would like but I will still try to.


ARMY : Vampire Counts (2,000 Points)

UNIT: 24 Skeleton Warriors (inc 4 unit fillers), Full command, Spears

BUILD/CONVERSION: No real full conversions, The champion has a grave guard axe and I have used the gravestones on the sprue to make 4 unit fillers. A character will then join this unit to give it a bit of hitting power.

PAINTING:

The bones are dheneb stone, drybrushed with bleached bone and a heavy wash of devlan mud. The metals are boltgun metal with a badab black and then devlan wash, and the red cloth is mechite red with a badab black wash. Washes galore!

BASING: Modelling sand painted graveyard earth drybrushed with rotting flesh. (I mainly chose these paints as the names seemed appropriate)

STILL TO DO: A bit of tidying up where I got a bit carried away with the drybrush probably but overall Im fairly pleased with them.

HIGHS AND LOWS: Assembling the damn things, they were so easy to paint it felt like I was cheating in some way.

POINTS : 236

TOTAL POINTS : 236

DICE ROLL : 5

NEXT MONTH... 10 Crypt ghouls and a Vampire :chrome:

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http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss181/fetidpaws/skelsside.jpg

http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss181/fetidpaws/gravestonefiller.jpg

THEY ARE BEHIND YOU!! :eek:
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Krzyek
06-09-2009, 20:20
Empire + Dogs of War: 2000 POINTS

UNIT: 20 Teutogen guard

BACKGROUND/THEME:Not so long ago a son of a local nobleman was fascinated with war and military. With the financial support of his aristocratic family, the young noble began to gather the finest warriors from all across the Empire and far beyond. Unfortunately the spoiled child has no military experienced due to extensive education thus the greatest warriors gain weight and their only opponent is the fearsome rust. :cheese:

BUILD/CONVERSION: Some GS moustache and hair.

PAINTING: I'm to lazy to write. If you really want to kno ask me in my painting log or send me a PM

BASING: Crappy.

STILL TO DO: Rest.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
+: their done, banner
-: quantity over quality, bases.

POINTS : 250 ( according to Cult of Ulric Army list )

TOTAL POINTS : 250

DICE ROLL : 6

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk301/Krzyek/Tutogen1.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk301/Krzyek/Tutogen2.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk301/Krzyek/Tutogen3.jpg
http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk301/Krzyek/Tutogen4.jpg

Cheers

Ancre
06-09-2009, 21:12
I suscribed late and did not have the time to complete anything, so I use a

JOKER

for this month's chaos dwarfs and lizardmen !

I will try to catch up in the following months if I can :) Ancre.

it's coming this way!
06-09-2009, 23:09
Sorry I'm late to post- crazy week.

And, due to a similarly crazy month, I'm going to have to play my first
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/ATA/26178DC~The-Joker-Posters.jpg


I'll be getting 400pts done this month though, promise! I'm settling into a more regular schedule with my classes and such, so things should go more smoothly.

haydnc
07-09-2009, 05:23
[sigh]
I give up. It's 5am, I've been trying to get these dark elves painted in time, but I just couldn't make it. It's with a heavy heart that I'm playing my...

JOKER

Just for info...

Army: Dark Elves (2000pts)
Units: Bolt thrower and 10 crossbowmen
Notes: I've been experimenting with colour-changing spray paint and it's horrible stuff. Gloopy, smelly and requires up to EIGHT coats! Yuk. I'm hoping the end results will be worth it but it might end up being a colossal fail.
Dice roll: 5 (for what it's worth this month)

basilbrush
07-09-2009, 08:32
ARMY : Vampire Counts(2000 Points)

UNIT: 20 Skeleton Spearman.

BUILD/CONVERSION: None - not even a interesting pose

PAINTING: Undercoated black. Drybrushed White. then detailed with other colours ;)

BASING: GW grass with the odd rock and skull

STILL TO DO: done!

HIGHS AND LOWS: Dry brushing caused a few arms to fall off :( i also could have done much better on the banner. i suck at freehand.
This was also my third attempt at painting something last month. the black coach is missing parts and then i find i'm missing the scthye from the wraiths as well. currently searching for these parts

POINTS : 200

TOTAL POINTS : 200

DICE ROLL : 4

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l73/hazpak49/DSC01871.jpg

Next month:
um whatever i can find all the bits for :(

Revered Oldblood
07-09-2009, 08:47
ARMY: Lizardmen (3000 points, man and boy)

UNIT: 18 Saurus warriors

BACKGROUND/THEME: A war host which is resettling a ruined temple city (Xahutec) with a former daemonic gate in the core, with the mage-priest hoping to use the gate for teleportation accros the world. One of the recurring themes will be fire/flames, which I'll sculpt on characters, stegadons and banners but is also reinforced by the (future) lava bases and orange skin tone.

CONVERSION: The champion was given a weapon from the cold one set and the standard bearer has a banner composed of two saurus banners. I still need sculpt some flames on top of the standard.

PAINTING:
Skin: Enchanted/ice blue basecoat, blue wash, 1-3 enchanted/ice blue highlight, ice blue highlight.
Scales: Bestial brown basecoat, solaruis orange overbrush, devlan mud wash.
Shields: Scorched brown basecoat, picked out the scales with bestial brown, devlan mud wash, bestial/vomit brown highlight.
Horns: Bleached bone basecoat, bestial brown highlight, chaos black highlight.
Gold: shining gold basecoat, gryphonne sepia wash, burnished gold highlight.

BASING: Not done yet, going to be a ruined temple city look with lava flowing through the cracks.

STILL TO DO: I've just returned from a three week holiday, so I didn't have the time to do the standard, drums, weapon of the champ and the spear tips. Also, the gold needs another highlight, as do the spear shafts, but I'm not sure if the dark brown for those works. I'm not sure how to do the the spear tips (tried bone and fire, but that didn't really work, so I'm leaning towards grey) and I'm also a bit stuck on the standard, so any suggestions would be appreciated.

HIGHS AND LOWS: When I do the basing and the finishing touches this will actually be my first finished unit in the hobby :). I"ve been slacking on painting my lizzies for a long time now, so this tale was exactly the motivation I needed. The skinks for next month are nearly finished, and I've already started on the cavalry.

POINTS : 256

DICE ROLL: 1

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/Edofighter/Lizardmenpictures002.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/Edofighter/Lizardmenpictures003-1.jpg

Coming up next: 2 x 10 skinks skirmishers and 6 cold one riders.

basilbrush
07-09-2009, 09:44
ARMY : Warhamster Undead (2000 Points)

UNIT: 1 Bone Giant.
UNIT: 1 Sphinx

BACKGROUND/THEME: The first of the sphinx's. Will do the next one somewhat differently. Was unsure of the infant painting limit so just went with a 2000 point army. Sphinx was already started and just needed to be finished off so i dont mind going over so much this month

BUILD/CONVERSION: None.

PAINTING: Undercoated black. then well a myriad of colours to produce the effect...

BASING: -

STILL TO DO: Need to be based but might wait and do army all at once

HIGHS AND LOWS: Wasting so much time on the Vampire counts looking for missing parts that i did not get to finish the bases

POINTS : 275

TOTAL POINTS : 275

DICE ROLL : 4

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l73/hazpak49/DSC01873.jpg

NEXT TIME: warmachines i think

arobe
07-09-2009, 11:07
2250 vampire counts

200 points 20 Dire wolves

Dice roll 3

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Dr Death
07-09-2009, 11:30
Jokers all round for me this month babe, i hope to catch up with them next month though so keep 'em peeled. :D

Dr Death

Catferret
07-09-2009, 13:20
I made it! Just... First up, could Braad or Harry shift me to the Men's category please.

Army: Orcs and Goblins (2000pts)

Background/Theme: Played a fair bit of Warhammer Online earlier this year and really loved my Black Orc so decided he needed to become a model and have an army to hang around with.

Unit(s): Black Orc battlestandard with boar, heavy armour, Mork's Spirit Totem and a Black Orc with shield

Build/Conversion: The battle standard is converted from a Black Orc and the Warboss plastic Boar plus a littkle sculpting of chainmail to hide gaps.
The Black Orc on foot is straight from box.

Painting: Yet another blue and silver army for me. I gotta keep with tradition, right?

Basing: Hopefully it'll look like trampled Empire farmland with broken fences, burnt houses and fields. It may need the rest of the army to convey that idea though.

Still to do: Tidy up mistakes on the Battle Standard. It was a bit of a rush job.

Highs and Lows: I love the plastic Black Orcs. Nuff said.

Points: 194
Total: 194/2000

Dice Roll: 2

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Doi
07-09-2009, 15:09
Well it is the 8th of September in Australia now (even if only for about 5 minutes) so it is time for comments.

I decided I'd ignore the comment on D6 rolls of the same as you that I inspired and comment on everyone! Totals about 3000 words, and took far less time then the 1000 word essay I had to write last week...

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@ Harry (Empire): You would think that by now I’d not be surprised anymore that you are bringing out even more classic models yet again. I should really be surprised if you used the current models :p. The Greatswords (and with swords that big they better be!) look to be an excellent start to yet another of your armies.\

@ derv: The Sorceress looks amazing. Is the rider from Gamezone too or just the Pegasus? The Pegasus armour is the bit that draws my eyes the most (well female anatomy aside anyway...) which gives it a dangerous look to it. I definitely know what I’m to going to be copying when I get around to my sorceress on Pegasus.

@ Shiodome: Your WE look great. The glowing eyes on the dryads (especially the one in the middle of the group shot) and the swords on the wardancers are the best bits.

@ Ego Ninja (Empire): Great work. The neutral colour scheme works quite well. Are all of the state troops going to be similar or will they be getting some more splashes of colour?

@ Kraal_Lord_of_Blood: Surely a pentagram would be the 6 face on a die so you can roll three and get the right number? That’s how I would have made it anyway. I quite like the sorcerer conversion. And the OSL on him shows up fine, unless you are referring to some OSL on the Exalted then I can’t see it either.

@ Ego Ninja (DoC): The Nurglings look great. Any plans for more Nurgle units?

@ Zujara (TK): The flail to club conversions look really good. And keep any upcoming Bone Giants away from your Dog!

@ Zujara (Brettonians): The blue and green scheme works really well on the Damsel. Well done.

@ Dino (Dwarves): It looks to be another year of great dwarf conversions from you. How are you painting the gold?

@ Elazar the Glorified: Wow, that is stunning. Your colour scheme looks absolutely fantastic on Chaos. And the base looks great too (really makes the model). Can’t wait to see your second one now.

@ Dino (WoC): I can’t wait to see the rest of this army if you can keep to the same standard, these look great. The only criticism (and is really, really, really minor) is that Chaos managed to fluke a mutated arm on the same side for all five marauders. I think an arm or two on the other side would have looked a bit better.

@ DeathCat147: That assassin is fantastic. I quite like the face, reminds me of corpse paint almost. Are you going to keep the green cloth across the whole army?

@ stonetroll: Wow, if you bring this standard of painting to your whole army (and well, if you did it for MAA I don’t see why you wouldn’t be) I can say that this will possibly be my favourite Brettonian army I’ve seen. Well bar the Gobtonnian army in the Fantasy Plogs, but then those are gobbos.

@ Fabius Bile: Great work. The Tiger cloak looks really good. Well done.

@ C-Coen: Nice job. The leopard spot scheme on the saurus works really well. Looking forward to seeing it on a ranked unit of saurus on foot now.

@ MalusCalibur: Nice use of the AoW head. I’d keep the dark blue/black armour across the whole army, it looks really good. Good work on the Chaos front too. I think the Marauder banner turned out quite good.

@ Gargobot: Great work. The blue and green colours have come out superbly. How are you painting the red?

@ BigJon: Nice work. I really like how the model looks with black armour on the helmet.

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@ Calibretto: Good work. I know you are trying to limit the amount of work you put into each model to get everything painted quickly, but I think the white/cream could do with a bit of shading. Because it is such a light colour the lack of it is more noticeable then on the darker colours, which you only notice it on with closer inspection.

@ Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull: I think the doom diver and big boss conversions are fantastic. I’m not too fond of the normal chariot conversion though, I think the bottom section needed to be walled of if you were going to put the extra platform on top.

@ Discord: Your ‘Blue Scribes’ is great, I really like the timbre cross-section as his disk. I like the varied blues on the horrors too.

@ Rhasget: Well at least I read the background. It was a good read (noticed a handful of grammatical errors like confusing to/too but nothing major). Though I don’t think Slaanesh would just let one of his Greater Daemon’s be killed like that and not act upon Raas 'Kor for revenge. The Flesh hounds look really good, though I think the teeth would be better off with a yellow tinge like on their horns. I don’t see them brushing their teeth.

@ BeatTheBeat: Nice work on the Free Company. I think the Wizard needs a little more to make him stand out as a wizard though. Currently he just looks like a random person who happens to have opened a magic bottle. Unless you are going down the ‘all magic done by the genie in the bottle’ route that is. Maybe some extra colour perhaps?

@ noeste: Excellent work on the Marauders. An inspired conversion. You successfully humanised the Daemonette models. Well done.

@ Morglum Necksnapper: Is your entire army going to consist of the classic GW models? I like how you worked the OSL effects onto the unit and not just the Shaman.

@ Giledan: Great paint job on the sorcerer. I really like the background too.

@ Fechik: That’s a very nice red you’ve got on the skinks, I might have to steal that recipe.

@ MindTheGap: I refuse to believe you are painting that good on your first army. Surely you have experience painting single models or small bands/gangs if you can paint so well. What is your recipe for painting the human skin?

@ smokemeakipper: Having spent many a hours trying to get decent photos myself over the past two TOFPs I can say your pictures are fine, though a bit small for the chariots. Looking forward to seeing the retro model army take shape. And those are some really anorexic wolves pulling those chariots, glad GW decided to feed their new ones!

@ Dakkapantz: Fantastic work. How are you painting your yellow? I wouldn’t mind stealing that recipe.

@ Grimtide: Yay, Morr! It makes me want to make a start on my own Cult of Morr army. It’s quite an expensive unit too if you are using greatswords for bits too. And the photo makes it look like your marksman is lugging a .50 cal around...

@ voiceofthewarp: Well that skin was worth whatever trouble it was to paint, it’s amazing. I would have had a heart attack if I stuffed it up. How did you paint the blood? It is really realistic.

@ Verminmistress: Great job on the Chosen. The purple and gold scheme works well. I think the banner/icon could have done better with silver instead of the purple though, as currently it blends in with the unit too much.

@ Thjis van Osch: Nice job. The blue is a nice change from the yellow you normally see on Night Goblins.

@ Leonathion: Good to see you back again this year. The saurus unit looks excellent; I think the new standard looks much better than the basic on in the kit. The skeletons are a nice touch too, and came out really well from what I can tell from the bird’s eye view.

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@ badgeraddict: Nice work on the High Elves. I’m not sure why but my eye is drawn to the horn on the musician every time I looks at the picture. Is the Shadow Warrior on the right wearing a mask or corpse paint or something?

@ Bluesabre: What, no 900pt month to kick it all of :p. Malus looks really good, I’m quite impressed with the runes on his sword in particular.

@ Lord Obsidianus: The Dark Rider unit conversion is really good, I haven’t seen one done since the DE re-release that incorporates the new Corsair models. I think a smaller size chain would have suited better though. I’m guessing this army of yours has been through several schemes over the years based on the multiple colours on the harpies, or were they bought on ebay?

@ tristessa: Very nice. Are you going for a Drow scheme for them? Be wary of getting all of your high point models out of the way early though, those are best kept for later months while you should try and get the bulk of your troops done early.

@ ReaperOfSouls: Good work. For some reason I find your basing scheme rather striking considering how simple it looks, which is a good thing. What is it you don’t like about the new plastic rat ogre models?

@ Lt Dougheim: I don’t think your Steam Tank is functioning all that well, those chicken’s should be running away in fear :p. I quite like the chickens actually, it is something I just sort of expected since it is part of a Halfling army. They just seem to go together so well. Good work.

@ jahorin: That is a rather snazzy looking die you have there. The catapult doesn’t look to be put together so badly in those pictures. Your bone scheme works really well.

@ dwarfhold13: I refuse to believe you painted all of that with just washes and drybrushing. Outright refuse! The only noticeable drybrushing is on parts of the beards on the dwarves, everything else appears to be wonderfully blended and smooth. How you can paint so much so well in a month is beyond me. And you can split all four of your armies into separate posts if you wish (to allow for more pictures), which is the norm for people painting multiple armies.

@ D35t0y3r: Very nice, the checks in particular are quite eye-catching. And yes, the allure of Space Hulk is becoming hard to ignore...

@ Schmacker: Good work, I like the dual colours. What’s your plan for the basing? Jungle?

@ Necoho: Great freehand work on the banner. I like the addition of the Tomb King bits and pieces too. Well done.

@ Fitzbaron: Wow, I really like that colour scheme on Dark Elves. The white cloth/purple armour scheme is excellent. I’ll definitely be keeping tabs on this army’s progress.

@ Alathir: I quite like Brettonian armies with a unified colour scheme (much like Arhalien’s since given up on/put aside for now force). It works really well on the peasants and it will be interesting to see how it transfers to the knights.

@ Vam2tic: I think if the NMM was tidied up a bit on the horse’s head piece it would look so bad (and I can complain having never tried it myself), On the Knight it is a rather good first attempt by my reckoning. It looks even better on the gold on the banner too. Good job.

@ Dr.Mole: Great job. I think if you put a fine highlight of white/really light blue on the actual source of the glow (so pupils, inside of the rune on the stone) your OSL effects will get you the result you seem to be wanting.

@ EmperorNorton: The Middenland scheme looks great. Have you thought about which method you want to use for your snow bases?

@ rhys60: I bet you’re glad you got such a large proportion of your army finished model wise in the first month. Trust me, that makes it a lot easier from here on (especially if you intend on having different schemes on each knight).Is there anything else going on the castle shields? I think they would have looked better centred on the shield if that is the only symbol in it.

@ Dry_Erase: I reckon you’ll be another person glad to have polished of a decent portion of their army in the first month. You have a nice colour scheme on your army. The freehand work on the banner is excellent.

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@ n6u2k0e: I like the brown scheme on the saurus. How come you didn’t keep the more ‘dino’ scheme when you painted the cold ones and skinks?

@ kingreidos: To make your photos appear larger, upload them to a site like Photobucket and then use the link it gives you and paste it between image tags in your post. It should look like [IMG ]url[/IMG ] without the spaces. You might be able to do the same if you upload the image to Warseer, but I’m not sure. Quote someone’s post to see how the image tags work if you still get confused. I really like the Varghulf in your colour scheme. The blood effects are fantastic, I’ll have to keep your recipe in mind.

@ Kaine: Nice work. The beefed up platform really adds some power to the look of the EotG. And it seems someone else has fallen prey to the allure of Space Hulk.

@ 8bitMummies: The Orc arms really make your Foe Render stand out. I like the the mix of classic and current models too. Good job.

@ someone2040: I think you nailed the ‘pompous rich snob look’ for your Paymaster rather nicely. Great job.

@ Harry (Skaven): Wow, you really did justice to that Jes Goodwin sculpt, which is one of my favourites in the classic Skaven range. By the looks of it, this is going to be another one of your armies that, while well painted, is really made by the bases. Like your Vampire Counts. I can’t wait to see this one take shape.

@ Harry (Beastmen): Once again your bases shine (even if you bought them this time). Maybe a green wash of some description over the armour if you’re leaning towards Nurgle and want that grubbier finish?

@ Malorian: Very nice, I like the green and gold scheme. Are you going to do anything else with the bases?

@ Matrim_Cauthon (Empire): For a minute there I was going to ask why the unit had two banners... How are you painting the yellow?

@ Matrim_Cauthon (DE): I think the Tyrion conversion could actually pass for either DE or HE. The shield, weapon and dark purple are enough to make it suitably Druchii enough though. Good work.

@ pointyteeth: Those are some excellent conversions. The spawn parts really blend well with the BFSP troll. I’m looking forward to seeing the other 9 painted up now.

@ Super Mario: I quite like the Night Goblins in the subdued colours, especially since it isn’t with the black robes as well. Good work.

@ TonyFlow: Geez, someone else with a nice yellow better than mine. How are you painting it? Looking forward to seeing your next unit if you think this wasn’t up to your usual standard.

@ StormCrow: I have to agree with you, the Black Guard are the Druchii’s best models. Yours have come up a treat. I really like Dark Elves in the really dark schemes (though I do like them in the traditional scheme a lot too), and yours do it without being too dark. I can’t wait to see more.

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@ Idle Scholar: That hyena scheme is rather impressive. The fighting dogs conversion is ace.

@ Doi: Lazy git! Should be painting six armies in the Men’s League to Golden Daemon Standard! And where is the basing?

@ Orcbane: That is a nice unit you have there. I think the symbols on the banner could have been a bit bigger though.

@ EmperorNorton (again): Yay, Teutogen Guard! This looks to be another excellent army from you this TOFP. I don’t think the eyes are necessary on those guys, from the distance in the photos you can only make the eyes out on a handful of them anyway. I really like how well the red stands out on the flag. Though I think I’m going to get confused trying to figure out whether I’m looking at Middeheim or Middenland :p

@ Inquisitor Pariah: Very nice. Is that a classic Knight for the guy in the middle?

@ hairypig (HE): Good work so far. I quite like the green and white scheme.

@ hairypig (VC): Great work on these guys. I think I prefer this army over your HE. Though I am naturally biased against all things of those weedy Asur :p.

@ Krzyek: Yay, more Teutogen Guard! I really like the moustache conversions, particularly the third from the right in your last pictures (brown hair).

@ basilbrush (VC): I think you might be a bit heavy handed if you are breaking your models by dry brushing :p. It’s a bit hard to tell from the picture, but your freehand work on the banner doesn’t look too bad to me.

@ basilbrush (Warhamster Undead): Nice work. Is the sphinx just the white drybrush over black with a yellow/brown wash over the top?

@ arobe: Great stuff, I really like the bases. How are you painting the exposed muscle?

@ Catferret: Blue and silver might be the norm for your armies, but it is a new colour scheme on O&G (well at least when there is this much blue). Plus, it a) works and b) looks like you’re good with these colours. And it is an excellent conversion. Top notch work.



Is it just me or does there seem to be slightly less people posting compared to the last TOFP's first month despite having more participants? It feels like I didnt have to comment on as much this time. Regardless, I'm certain we have an overall higher painting standard too. Though that seems to happen each year. EDIT: Hmmm, scrolling across my post makes me think there is actually more painters, as my post does seem really long compared to last year.


Time to go to bed now. I stayed up late so I could post comments (yep, that's how dedicated I am, or how little social life I have. Your choice)


Doi

bravey
07-09-2009, 15:33
Ok, this is my first time on here. I am doing a 1,000 point empire army, but maybe more if the motivation hits me. I would like the boys category please! These are my september WIP.

Army: Empire (1000pts)

Background/Theme:...

Unit(s): These 10 guys are the first half of a swordsmen unit.

Build/Conversion: Straight out of the box.

Painting: The models were primed black, then the main part( pants, shirt) was basecoated. Then I painted a basecoat of Dwarf flesh on the skin, followed by a black wash. I also washed the fabric with the black wash. I then did the parchment bleached bone with skull white around the edges, followed by a very light wash. After the wash drided on the parchment, I did the writing/twin-tailed comet desgings on it. I then highlighted the red and purple, and did a ver carefule highlight of a 1/2 1/2 mixture of Dwarf flesh and white. Then I did the metallics, and the other little details like knives and feathers.

Basing: The green rough paint on the bases will be painted brown, and flock will go on the bare plastic.

Still to do: The bases, plus the face on the units BSB.

Highs and Lows: The highlight on the red in the pics looks brighter then it really is. The standard isnt that great.

Points: 85 (I think)
Total: 85/1000

Dice Roll: 2

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basilbrush
07-09-2009, 15:56
As Doi points out its the 8th but only in OZ atm so heres the last update that i forgot...

ARMY : THIS IS SPARTA!! (800 Points FOG)

UNIT: 1 C in C.
UNIT: 2 Sub Commanders

BACKGROUND/THEME: The army in based points wise on the idea of a spartan force marching to platea. (well thats what the points for the models i have work out at timeline wise anyway)

BUILD/CONVERSION: None.

PAINTING: Undercoated black. Merchite red for cloaks and tunics. Astronomicon grey for the linen armour. bronze for the helmets and weapons. Horses are Dark Flesh with black bridles.

BASING: Did not get that far.. too many models to assemble to put the force together for a game shortly

STILL TO DO: Need to be based but might wait and do army all at once and will do standard practice - shields last.

HIGHS AND LOWS: High the first historicals ever painted. Lows assembling the rest of the army

POINTS : 120

TOTAL POINTS : 120

DICE ROLL : 4

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C In C is in the middle.

I am under no illusions here that i will do well with this army given the points costing of some of the bases and the fact i am already attempting 3 other armies for this..

@Doi
I think i was a bit light on the glue and didn't align the sockets properly. but yeah probably too heavy handed as well. Ohh the banner well its obscured by shadow but its a poorly done skull and crossbones.. no idea what i was thinking
re the sphinx no no washes just different sandy colours applied in layers. I'll try for obsidian on the next one i think

Alathir
07-09-2009, 16:22
Before I get started with the comments, just thought I’d mention that Stormcrow and I recently had a battle with our painted armies from last years tale to commemorate it with pictures and all.

Head on over (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219245) to take a look at the pre-game write up and let us know who you think will win!


So here are my comments for all those bastards out there who rolled the mighty 5!

Ego Ninja: Painting Empire guys must be a very nice change from all the big, bulky freaks in armour! Your cannon has really turned out nicely by the way, particularly love the face on the guy with his hand to his ear. Well done.

Stonetroll: Ugh. I was hoping that we wouldn’t roll the same number; my Bretonnians are going to compare sooooo badly to yours! That’s a really amazing Battle Standard Bearer, mate. That is a freaking sweet purple and I have to say the horse’s barding is the best part for me. The red goes well with the rest of the model too, I’m not sold on the placement of his lance but it still doesn’t make your work worth any less. As for the Men at Arms… now I just feel embarrassed about mine! Really nice looking unit, loving the way you’ve angled the standard and the shields came out very well.

C-Coen: Hey, nice Saurus Cavalry. Nice to see some Lizardmen that aren’t fluro colored like most of them! I still hate those damn cow mounts, especially comparing them to the quality of the Cold Ones the Dark Elves got, considered trying to do a mount swap? Either way, looking good so far mate.

Schmacker: That’s an interesting scheme for the children of the Old Ones, can’t go wrong with red and blue of course. Nice looking unit, have you thought about maybe going back and adding some highlights or a wash? I think it could really help the unit pop, so to speak. Good work!

Vam2tic: Another Bretonnian! Nice looking Battle Standard mate, I really like your choice of colours – red and white always look sick together. Are you going to do a unified force or a standard Bretonnian scheme? Either way, I think your army will come out nicely. My only advice is, whilst I think its awesome you gave NMM a go, I think the model would be better with metal paints on it. Just my thoughts, of course.

Rhys60: By the Lady, another son of fair Bretonnia… Those lowborn ‘men’ came out very well. I really like how bashed up and dirty you’ve made them look, very much fitting in with the image of Bretonnia. You’ve made nice use of a lot of muted colors. Looking forward to seeing more.

Kingreidos: Wow, well that Varghulf looks suitably gruesome, I really like the way you’ve painted and placed the blood. Looks really natural, which is a hard thing to do well. Your obviously very talented, so all I can say is that I can’t wait to see more.

Doi: I really like the skin tone of your ogres, I’ve always preferred a more natural color to the grey some people do. I see you’ve caught on as to how well the Orc and Ogre kits go together, very nice conversion with that mouthguard. And you should be chuffed about that metal because it looks freaking sweet. Now get those bad boys based!

Hairypig: You say they were easy to paint but it looks like you’ve put a lot of effort into them, they came out great. I think Speed of Asuryan should save those Swordmasters!

Ego Ninja
07-09-2009, 17:07
Comment time!

For all those who rolled a 5...

@Stonetroll - Those shields look amazing! I really like the look of the bases as well - how have they been done?

@C-Coen - I like the contrast of colours between the riders and mounts - very effective.

@Schmacker - Thats a very striking colour scheme - how are you planning to base them?

@alathir - I really like the checkered pattern on the peasant towards the front

@Vam2tic - The red and bone work really well together.

@rhys60 - Really dark and gritty - just how they should be - really cool bases as well!

@kingreidos - 100% awesome! - how did you paint the gore?

@Super mario - The cloaks look great - how did you do them?

@Doi - Those Ogres look awesome - how did you get such a "clean" white?

@orcbane - The gems are looking particularly good!

@hairypig - It nice to see you painting some models!!!! They are looking awesome mate.

Sorry if ive missed any 5's!

Ill post up for the 1's later.

Cheers
Ego

Fechik
07-09-2009, 17:52
To those that rolled 6

@shiodome - looking good! Your “struggle” on the flesh and the swords have turned out really nice.

@Elazar – Cool looking color scheme. I really like the snow! Also think that the melted snow by the furnace adds character.

@Warlord Ghakak – I like the gobbo’s. I really like the doom diver coming out of the cannon. .

@Thijs Van Osch – Night Gobbo’s looking great! I really like the blue.

@Bluesabre – I’m really digging the Cold One. And the Malus, and the BG. All looks good! Keep it up!

@Lord Obsidianus – Everything looks great so far, can’t wait to see more. You said you were gonna try and put another layer of snow. I think that would make the snow look much better.

@Lt Dougheim – I was looking at your stank and was trying to think of what was odd about it but then read your post and how it’s an old school stank. That’s Awesome!. Looks really good.

@Necoho – I really like the blue. It contrasts the White of the skellies so well.. Also think that your banner is awesome!

@someone2040 – I really like the color scheme! Bright and Vibrant! Looking good!

@Krzyek – I really like those models, a lot.. Keep up the good work!

If I missed anyone, sorry.

@ Everyone else.. man there are some awesome models out there!

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
07-09-2009, 18:10
Comment time:d

First for the people with greenskins
Orcs & Goblins

@morglum necksnapper: I really like those savage arrer boyz, I have also a few. After seeing yours I really want to paint my own

@smokemeakipper: those classic models are really awesome and they got a nice paint job to:)

@voiceofthewarp: Great giant, the skintone looks lovely.

@thijs van osch: the goblins look nice, will you make one unit of 15 spiders or wil it be several smaller units.

@D35toy3r: Nice boss, I like the eye on the pet squiq.

@super mario: Nice regiment, I hope you don't get bored next month if you have to paint more spearmen.

@catferret: With the black orcs you can really make nice characters, and you showed an example of it.

The people with diceroll 6

@shiodome:I really like the dryads, the wardancers look good to.

@Elazar The Glorified: The hellcannon looks great and the base is also great.

@Fechik: I like those terradons, I find that the new ones look better then the old ones.

@ Lord Obsidianus: Nice dark elves you have there, I really like the use from the wood elve horses for them.

@Lt dougheim: I really like that old steam tank, I also have one that I will convert to pumpwagon. To bad you didn't add the engineer it is a really ads something to the steam tank.

@Necoho: The skeletons looks good especially the banner.

@someone2040: The paymaster looks really great, and the crossbowmen to. Keep up the great work.

@Krzyek: Nice teutogen guard, I really like those models.

MindTheGap
07-09-2009, 18:11
The first months' painting submissions are in - and what wonderful work from everybody! Here are a few comments for my fellow painters who were lucky enough to roll a 4....

@MalusCalibur - The dark blue / black colours you've selected for your Dark Elves will look fantastic as your army fills it's ranks. Great painting - loving the greens you've incorporated, too; they make a great contrast and add a vivid splash of colour.

@MalusCalibur - The fluff for your Warriors Of Chaos army is great! Have you tried any form of wash on the flesh of your Marauders? Could be the lighting for the images, but the flesh looks a little flat to me - a wash would really define the shade and highlights.

@Calibretto - Yay! A fellow Empire painter! Beautiful greens you've achieved, and the red feathers really do compliment your colour scheme. Great work, can't wait to see more!

@Rhasget - Awesome fluff for your Daemons Of Chaos army - great painting, I certainly wouldn't like to bump into these guys in a dark alley!

@Dr.Mole - Although you're worried about the glowing eyes, it looks quite effective from your posted image - the rune on the small waystone certainly glows! Love your theme idea for early winter - it means you can incorporate the 'Wood Elfie' colours for all four seasons should you wish to. I'll be watching this one with interest!

@EmperorNorton - Your Middenland themed Empire army is looking wonderful - looks like the whites turned out alright, and I love the vibrant blue you've achieved... share the recipe, please!

@8bitMummies - A lovely muted pallette for your Beasts Of Chaos - I do have to agree with you taking more time to prep your models - your painting really is great and it's a shame to let mouldlines ruin the overall effects you've captured with your models. Nice one!

@EmperorNorton - Wonderful use of the Teutogen figures as a substitute for Greatswords. This is going to be one heck of a beautiful army when it's finished! Great metallics, great furs - fantastic work, mate!

@Inquisitor Pariah - Great effect on the metallics - have you used many washes to achieve the golds? Love the colouring for the Cold Ones - the green and white really do work well together.

@basilbrush - Nice looking unit of skellies - perhaps a bit more work on the basesand movement tray, and this will be a cracking army!

@basilbrush - I've never painted Warhamster, but I can appreciate how small the models are - you've got some beautiful colours on the Sphynx, and the gold is looking great. Can't wait to see the finished army when it's all based and ready for action!

And a quick thankyou to Doi for commenting on my work:



@ MindTheGap: I refuse to believe you are painting that good on your first army. Surely you have experience painting single models or small bands/gangs if you can paint so well. What is your recipe for painting the human skin?


You're right - I do have experience painting single figures purely for the fun of it - this is my first 'Army' though - I've never painted rank & file troops, so the sheer volume of miniatures is a whole new ball game for me, as is the thought of painting to a 'table top' standard - I never think I've done enough to each figure, so it's all a steep learning curve!

The recipe for human flesh is the good old white basecoat -> Tanned Flesh -> Dwarf Flesh -> Elf Flesh, but with subtle layers of very thin Ogryn Flesh wash between each colour transition. I finish with a super-thin Ogryn Flesh wash after doing the final extreme highlights.

I think I've covered everybody who rolled a 4 - if you forgot to roll for your post, or if I've missed you for some bizarre reason, let me know and I'll comment staright away.

The standard of work in this first month is astounding - everybody should be so proud of what they've achieved! I'm looking forward to seeing Septembers' submissions - come on folks - get painting!

Gappy

Braad
07-09-2009, 18:16
I decided I'd ignore the comment on D6 rolls of the same as you that I inspired and comment on everyone! Totals about 3000 words, and took far less time then the 1000 word essay I had to write last week...

Godlike!
I'll try to do the same :) But first, I need to shoot some zombies, and then do some painting...


Ok, this is my first time on here. I am doing a 1,000 point empire army, but maybe more if the motivation hits me. I would like the boys category please! These are my september WIP.

Welcome! Good to have you in.

Nefelenwen
07-09-2009, 18:28
ARMY : Tomb Kings (~ 2000 points)
UNIT: 4 Ushabtis
POINTS : 260
TOTAL POINTS : 260
DICE ROLL : 1

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/nefelenwen/E4-Ushabti.jpg

Kraal_Lord_Of_Blood
07-09-2009, 19:30
Comments! fhooooo~

To all those that rolled a 1 ;)

(And Doi, yes the pentagram should be 6, but isn't, and the OSL was sorceror only, it's just that it's a lot clearer IRL)

Harry @ Awesome! Really like those minis, and you did them great justice.

Ego Ninja @ Nice nurglings, 'nuff said.

Dino @ Very evocative scheme, and i do enjoy the fact that you mutated them a bit.

DeathCat147 @ Ooh, assassin! Cool conversion, and a superb paintjob! Kinda goth too.. :D

Giledan @ All hail the changer of ways! Superb sorceror, one of the best iv'e seen of that mini!

voiceofthewarp @ As usual, extremely nice. I really hate you ;)

tristessa @ Nice as far as i can see, pics are a bit dark tho :/ (hoho, 'cause they're dark elves, hurhur)

Fitzbaron @ Cool scheme, with some very nice highlights.

n6u2k0e @ Very cool take on a green lizardman scheme, good going!

Kaine @ Very awesome, although i personally dislike the purple, i suspect that's just me.

Harry @ Again, frickin' awesome, i especially like the anvil on the base!

Harry @ Once more, do like.

Malorian @ I like the scheme, and the rate you get them painted is impressive. Keep it up!

Matrim_Cauthon @ Ooh! You have proven that the old swordsmen are not to be underestimated! Great work!

Matrim_Cauthon @ I thought the hero looked a bit odd first, but the more i looked, the more it grew on me. Keep it up.

pointyteeh @ Now there's a bunch of ideas i have to steal, stupendous work!

StormCrow @ Now those are som DARK elves! Awesome.

Very nice work all of you! That goes for the rest aswell!

fluffystuff
07-09-2009, 20:22
Better late than never :) I didn't quite finish what I had planned for this month, so one of the stegadons is still WIP.


Army: Lizardmen



Units: 2 Stegadons. 1 will eventually be an ancient steg with skink chief, the other will be an ancient steg with skink priest and EOTG.

Build/Conversion: Straight out of the box.

Painting: Lots of vallejo cayman green and the citadel washes.

Basing: Vallejo still water

Still to do: Need to finish the horns on the second steg. Then he needs varnishing before being based.

Next month : Already started on the front howdas, hopefully these will get finished so I can start on both rear howdas. Already basecoated and washed the skin and scales on 20 saurus aswell.

Highs and Lows: I love painting, so how can there ever be lows. Although painting that many scales and horns can really be a drain.

Points: counts as 200

Total: 200/2000

Dice Roll: 5

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/munkyf/TOFP0910/steg1wip1.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/munkyf/4e6ca236.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/munkyf/4577b405.jpg

saltpappa
07-09-2009, 20:27
DWARFS

THIS MONTHS PAINTING:

UNIT: Cannon with crew and rune of penetrating

POINTS: 115 (115 points total)

BUILD/CONVERSION: Nothing

PAINTING: Mostly green and metal, lots of washes.

BASING: Sand washed with the old GW brown ink. Highlighted from Graveyard earth and bleached bone to pure Bleached bone. Fianlly I added some static grass patches.

STILL TO DO: Nothing.

DICE ROLL: 6

PLAN: As in the last tale I have no plan, just lots of old dwarfs.

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp226/saltpappa/Cannoncrew2.jpg
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp226/saltpappa/Cannoncrew1.jpg

Malorian
07-09-2009, 20:31
Comments on those that rolled a 1:

Harry (empire)- Nice clean painting . Too bad the models aren't in more poses though.

Kraal_lorf_of_blood- Nice conversions. The Iron warrriors headfits the models just right.

Ego ninja- Must have been a pain having to deal with the small details. It will be worth it though because those swarms are nasty in the game.

Dino- Nice conversions, but I'm sure you've already realized you'll have to be careful in the future to make sure they can still line up.

Deathcat- The look on the assassin's face is like he's trying to decide if he should stick it in your gut or in your eye ;)

Giledan- Looks nice but I think a wash would make him look even better. (Although it could ruin that perfect white face...)

Dakkapantz- Hurray dogs of war! Those little hobbits always look funny :)

Voiceofthewarp- Great looking giant. The skin is perfect. Boo on the empire joker though...

tristessa- Looks just right: Evil!

Fitzbaron- The white at the bottom on the model almost makes them look like good guys... then you look up and see the rcb pointed at your face!

n6u2k0e- A wash would be perfect for bringing up the details.

Kaine- Wow, great looking engine! The purple steg is different but different is good ;)

Harry (skaven)- Did you serious ruin a perfectly good oop anvil for his base? Expect my rune lord to pay you a visit shortly ;)

Harry (BoC)- I've never seen that model before... nice base.

Matrim- Nice and bright. I like it.

pointyteeth- Nice conversions. The one with the two horns coming out of his mouth is my favorite.

Tonyflow- Looks good but the teeth are standing out a bit too much.

Stormcrow- Black guard always look good. Makes me want to play DE myself...

Nefelnwen- Nice looking Ushabti.

Fabius Bile
07-09-2009, 20:40
I hope everyone is enjoying these threads as much as I am - they are very motivating and inspiring, which is good, as we can all slack off on the painting from time to time. Right, onto the feedback for those that rolled a 3.

@Derv - Interesting Dark Pegasus model. I don't know if it is just the way your photo came out, but to me the rider looks too healthy. IMVHO, Dark Elves should be paler - perhaps if the mount was darker, that might help?

@Zujara - Tomb Kings - Good standard for basic infantry unit, I particularly like the use of green and white.

Damsel - nice choice of colours for the hair, dress and cloak. Excellent shading and highlighting, befitting a character model. Nice job!

@Dino - Crikey, I never realised how high in points cost dwarves are! I love the tartan - it will be a great theme for the whole army. Good standard for rank and file troops. Good Job!

@BigJon - I know what you mean about painting red armour. Check out the latest White Dwarf for the Space Hulk painting guide - there is a good guide to painting red (Blood Angels) armour. The red in your photo looks flat, which could be just the photo, I don't know. The brass looks great, as does the base.

@Dischord - You sure do like painting blue, huh? It's nice to see some old school miniatures well painted. I particularly like the shading and highlighting on bluescribe's robe - Nice Job!

@Smokemeakipper - Good, consistent standard across the miniatures - the bases really tie the army together well - Good Job!

@Reaperofsouls - Again, great sense of army unity in the pallette of colours on the figures and across the bases. The standard of detail is perfect for rank and file skaven (and there will be many!) - Nice Job!

@ Idle Scholar - I like the background idea - Chaos desert dogs! The hyena idea works well, and a big unit of 'em looks very impressive. I can't wait to see where you go from here - desert marauders, eh? Good Job!

@Arobe - Mmm nice, another huge unit of doggies! Good standard across the unit, and the bases tie them together nicely - Nice Work!

rhys60
07-09-2009, 21:01
To the folks who rolled a 5

Ego Ninja: Like the colour scheme a lot, the blue ribbon on the leg and the scarf around the neck really stand out against the grey/white clothes. Painted eyes are always a nice bonus :)

Stonetroll: Grr, i can only wish my freehanding was up to that standard, must've taking you an age to do all of those shields like that, nice one.

C-Coen: Congrats on all the spots :) Wish i'd had the idea to do my lizardmen like this when i started them years ago. Looking forward to see the more like this

Schmacker: Nice colour scheme, are they meant to be sotek or is it just something that looked cool? Id suggest that most areas need a bit more of a wash or a highlight but apart from that grats on 24 in a month.

Alathir: I like the simple shields on the men at arms, it helps show they arent as important as knights, bases are pretty tidy too.

Vam2tic:The Metal all over looks great but the and as mentioned before great choice of colours.

Kingreidos: Like the blood, the flying ghouls sound interesting how will they be made?

Super Mario: Those goblins are great all over cant wait to see a whole horde of em.

Doi: Ooh, nice and nasty looking, i think that flesh colour is a lot better than the usual greeny one.
On the subject of my castle shields im thinking of freehanding something

Orcbane: I like the simplicity of the banner and that pure white is just fantastic

Hairypig: The wood on the shield looks suitably rotted and old for skeletons.:)

Fluffystuff: Two of the best stegadons ive seen since the new model came out, and an awesome base to match. Great work all around

Giant Dwarf
07-09-2009, 21:11
ARMY : Wood Elves 2000 points (I'm also included incorrectly in the "Boys" category. Harry, could you remove me from there?)

UNIT: 10 Glade Guard, 5 Waywatchers.

BACKGROUND/THEME: Summer elves with typical green color scheme. Nothing too imaginative, but greens fit perfectly to my gaming board.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Nothing special - straight from the box.

STILL TO DO: One more Waywatcher to paint (as you can see..) to have a full unit.

HIGHS AND LOWS: So much details, so little time. I love the Waywatcher models!

POINTS : Glade Guard 120, Waywatchers 96.

TOTAL POINTS : 216

DICE ROLL : 3

http://www.guildredemund.net/aikapeikko/images/ToFP_Glade_Guard01.jpg

http://www.guildredemund.net/aikapeikko/images/ToFP_Waywatchers01.jpg

voiceofthewarp
07-09-2009, 21:46
All those people who rolled a 1

@Harry, Like the Empire Knights, lovely models with a good, neat and clean paintjob

@Kraal_Lord_Of_Blood, Nice stuff, imposing lord, and I like the green glow on the necromancer, oh, and thanks by the way, I feel ever so loved :p

@Ego Ninja, <3 Nurglings, so cute, and I like the dark muted green too, good work

@Dino, nice marauders, like the conversions too

@DeathCat147, Nice, subtle Aenur conversion, like it

@Dakkapantz, lovely Averland, awesome halflings and duelists, I really like the muted yellows

@tristessa, nice bolt thrower mate, looks really evil

@Fitzbaron, Menacing dark elves, despite the white cloth, impressive

@n6u2k0e, I really like the natural tones on the saurus' and the skinks

@Kaine, Lurvely gold on that Stegadon, and I like the filthy look of the skaven

@Harry (again), Nice skaven, love the basing, beastman is nice too, very neat work

@Malorian, Good dwarfs mate, really nice green

@Matrim_Cauthon, Nice Tyrion conversion, and the Empire are good too, just don't like the retro basing :p

@pointyteeth, Lovely troll conversions and neat painting, keep it up

@TonyFlow, nice averland, like the basing

@StormCrow, lovely DE, very black, I approve, nice freehand runes as well

@Revered Oldblood, Like the saurus, and the natural colours on the shields

Sorry if I missed anyone

-voiceofthewarp

Calibretto
07-09-2009, 22:04
Just wanted to say i actually managed a couple of non-yellow photos (huzzah!) so i updated my entry post. Will comment when i have time (should be finishing a college paper up right now actually) though i will say im impressed by the quality of the entries in general.

Krzyek
07-09-2009, 22:18
Comments for those with 6

@ Shiodome - I really like those tattoos on the wardancers. So small yet so precise.

@ Elzar the Glorified - The cannon is nice but I'm not sure about the snow bases. The the crew could get some highlighting on the purple.

@ Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull - First chariot is much better than the second one. The Khemri turtle looks to sophisticated and unstable. Yay! for doom diver :D

@ Fechik - Great minis, specially those terradon riders. The only thing that spoils your work is that blue putty thingy ( water? ). Try to do something with that.

@ Ubercarp - "Life is life! Na na na na na." Anyway don't give up and paint those errants.

@ Thijs van Osch - Nice core unit. It can be even better if you add one more highlight on those robes.

@ Blusabre - Maleus is cool. The BSB has to "sharp" highlights. It looks like black -> grey -> almost white. Wash it or something.

@ Lord Obsidianus - From what I see those dark riders are great, but I can't tell anything about the crossbowmen Next time add slightly bigger and lighter pics ( Yeah I know DARK elves, but those are a little too dark ).

@ Lt Dougheim - MOOT POWER! Keep up the good work. You don't see halfling armies on Warseer everday.

@ Necho - Nice, solid unit with a great banner. Nothing to change ( but for my taste their a tad too clean )

@ someone2040 - The same thing like with Lord Obsidianus ( pics too small and dark ). Nice usage of the hellblaster crewman. Waiting for more DoW.

@ Deusmex - SpaceHulk, such a lame excuse :rolleyes: ... OK who am I kidding everybod knows that SpaceHulk kicks some xeno butts :D

@ Krzyek - Wonder what the next unit will be. Maybe something...well...rarely seen?

@ saltpappa - It's a shame they don't make those dwarfs anymore. Like the colour scheme.

Uffff... I hope that's everyone so far.

Anvilbrow
07-09-2009, 22:39
Life has officially put the brakes on any painting at the moment, BUT I fully intend to get going in September and make up for some lost points.

JOKER

I would also like to state that I am officially changing from High Elves to Chaos Dwarfs (still 2K+).

First up will likely be a character and some warriors to get the juices flowing.

Anvilbrow

Shiodome
07-09-2009, 22:56
The sexy 6's

First of all, congratulations on rolling the king of numbers.

Elazar The Glorified - Great colour scheme, it just looks 'cold' which i presume is what you're after.

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull - yay gobbos! i'm slowly working my way through my own mound of unpainted greenskins. i eveny you your commitment to making them all individual... think i'd breakdown and cry if i tried.

Fechik - looking good :D would the bases benefit from varnish on the water parts, to get them a wet look? it's something i'd probably try.

Thijs van Osch - nice colour scheme, deffinatley look like they prefer to avoid going out in daylight. also, yay more gobbos \o/

Bluesabre - I'm really not a fan of the entire dark elf model range, so it's hard for me to like your models. b but they're deffinatley well painted, and will look as good as it is possible for DE's to look once assembled as a fully painted army :P

Lord Obsidianus - again, hate the dark elf models (sorry, not your fault!). the large amount of gold makes them looks quite archaic and antique which is a look i've not seen for DE's before. so will be interesting to seem them progress.

Lt Dougheim - lovely crisp colour scheme, and the hens are a great touch! they somehow make the model much more suitable in a halfling army.

Necoho - nice unified colour scheme, that deffinatley looks old and grim. i think the shields (is it graveyard earth) could do with weathering a bit... just some haphazard stippling of defferent washes at the bottom of each shiled would make a big difference?

someone2040 - hard to comment before something's finished... will wait and see how things turn out ;)

Krzyek - they look solid and grizzled. so spot on. what are original models though, i don't recognise them?

If i've missed yuo don't be offended, it's just because i suck. :D

Catferret
07-09-2009, 23:18
Don't seem to be many of us "2's"

Gargobot: Great faces on those artillery crew. Really brings them to life.
BeatTheBeat: You've really captured the rabbley look to those free company.
Noeste: Nice Marauders. A bit like female versions of the old Chaos Thugs.
Morglum Necksnapper: Great leopard print on the shields. Lokks very realistic.
Verminmistress: Lovely looking purple. Very solid.
Badgeraddict: I'm always a fan of blue and silver colour schemes.
Jahorin: Kudos getting a skull catapult assembled. It's no mean feat.
Dwarfhold13: That's a lot of armies you're doing! Good luck keeping up the pace.
Dry_Erase: I love the little boat on the bannerpole. Fits well with New Emskrank being close to the sea.
Hairypig: First green trim I've seen on High Elves. Nice.
Bravey: The purple and yellow worked out nicely. Should be great when the bases are finished.

warflag
08-09-2009, 00:04
Well, I fear I have to joker this very first month. But I did at least some and instead of bringing a nice joker pic, I show you what I did so far.

Additionally I allow myself to roll a die.

Rolling...

Ka-Five (5)
(anybody else missing TSOALR as bad?)

Prepare for harsh and merciless criticism, some of it unreasonable :D

Ok, the band so far, would have been 185 p of warriors. With six different basic browns, lightened up in various shades I simply failed to get the other fifteen, behind the frontline, started in time. Will catch up next month!

Cheers
Bart

Doi
08-09-2009, 01:08
Before I get started with the comments, just thought I’d mention that Stormcrow and I recently had a battle with our painted armies from last years tale to commemorate it with pictures and all.

Well I voted for a minor victory to StormCrow's Tomb Kings. I couldn't really pick between the armies, but my Druchii background just wont me side with those weedy Asur of yours :p

Doi: I really like the skin tone of your ogres, I’ve always preferred a more natural color to the grey some people do. I see you’ve caught on as to how well the Orc and Ogre kits go together, very nice conversion with that mouthguard. And you should be chuffed about that metal because it looks freaking sweet. Now get those bad boys based![/QUOTE]

As soon as my basing materials arrive they will be based I assure you. But my local store is currently storeless so it might be a little while.


@Doi - Those Ogres look awesome - how did you get such a "clean" white?

The white was only about a bajillion thin coats of white over an Astronomicon Grey basecoat :p. Boy did that get tiresome, but I think it was worth it.


And a quick thankyou to Doi for commenting on my work:

You're right - I do have experience painting single figures purely for the fun of it - this is my first 'Army' though - I've never painted rank & file troops, so the sheer volume of miniatures is a whole new ball game for me, as is the thought of painting to a 'table top' standard - I never think I've done enough to each figure, so it's all a steep learning curve!

The recipe for human flesh is the good old white basecoat -> Tanned Flesh -> Dwarf Flesh -> Elf Flesh, but with subtle layers of very thin Ogryn Flesh wash between each colour transition. I finish with a super-thin Ogryn Flesh wash after doing the final extreme highlights.

I thought that was the case. If you were able to have painted so well on your first models I would have given up painting and had a cry in the corner :p. Have you got a gallery of your single model jobs I could have a gander at?

And your skin recipe seems rather simple for how well it turned out. If it wasn't for the fact that I love Tallarn Flesh as my skin base colour you could have considered it stolen!


Godlike!
I'll try to do the same. But first, I need to shoot some zombies, and then do some painting...

I'm going to have to dispute that. If i was godlike I wouldn't struggle to get my painting done on time each and every month :p.

Maybe I'm still wearing last year's Deputy badge (not that that idea lasted all that long), but I feel that as long I comment on everyone's work then I know that everyone has gotten at least one comment. And since comments are one of the main motivation boosters in the TOFP I'm hoping it keeps more people in until the end.


Doi: Ooh, nice and nasty looking, i think that flesh colour is a lot better than the usual greeny one.
On the subject of my castle shields im thinking of freehanding something

Have you got any ideas yet on what you'd put on those shields?

And now for some more comments:

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@ bravey: That’s a very interesting colour scheme you have going there. What province are they from? Another couple of coats and your banner should come up fine. It just looks to be lacking a bit of coverage at the moment.

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@ basilbrush (yet again): You’re sure going to be busy this year trying to finish with three forces. The Spartans are looking good. What are you thinking of for the bases?

@ Nefelenwen: Great stuff. I really like how the gold, red and turquoise go together so well. It should look suitably striking over the entire army.

@ fluffystuff: For a minute there I was trying to figure out how you added up two stegadons to only be 200pts combined. Didn’t realise you hadn’t done the howdahs yet. The horns and scales look fantastic, so all the effort was worth it. And you definitely have more patience then me since you are painting rock detail onto the flat surfaces on the base.

@ saltpappa: Boy do those old dwarves have some character in their sculpts. The one wiping his brow is a classic. An excellent colour scheme to boot. I wouldn’t mind being able to see both your and Malorian’s finished armies next to each other when the TOFP ends, as that would be 6000pts worth of Dwarves in the wonderful green colour.

@ Giant Dwarf: It might be the usual scheme, but you’ve done it really well. I think painting the bows in the Glade Guard unit different colours was an excellent choice. I quite like the white ones in particular.

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@ warflag: Nice job on what you did get finished. I’m looking forward to seeing the light blue cloth over your whole army.


Doi

Gargobot
08-09-2009, 02:30
2‘s:
BeatTheBeat: Nice Free Company, and the wizard is lovely too. I like the merchant look of him, very Gold order.

noeste: I like the clean look of your warband, very unusual in a good way. The Warhounds look great as well, love the glowing eyes.

Morglum Necksnapper: You’re painting TWO Savage Orc armies? :wtf: Good luck with that. :)

Verminmistress: Simple and strong color schemes work best for WoC, your purple and gold Chosen are a great example for that.

badgeraddict: Your Shadow Warriors are pretty dark and grim, I like that.

jahorin: I like your sandy bone-color.

dwarfhold13: I’m quite sure I said something about the WP and Anvil of Dooooom before, anyway they still rock! The skin tones of the slayers are very nice. And the Saurus have a very similar color scheme to GW's, but I think you pull it off better than they do.

Dry_Erase: Nice painting and great freehand on the banner. The banner top is a also a nice addition. Overall the unit has a very maritime look to it. Nice.

hairypig: Interesting color scheme for HEs, I like it.

Catferret: Nice banner, and great battle damage on the armor.

bravey: I like the bright color scheme, very unusual.

Painters of the Emperor:
Harry: Very crisp painting; you certainly got the mirror like polish right.

Ego Ninja: Nice “dirty” white on the Reikland crew.

Fabius Bile: Good painting, the tiger hide is really well done.

Calibretto: I dig the mud and snow bases, how’d you do the mud?

MindTheGap: Clean and crisp painting, nice skin tone, there’s really nothing on the model not to like. It’s really great. Good job on the crew as well, the faces are full of character (the guy in the middle even has an uncanny resemblance to one of my neighbors).

Dakkapantz: The painting on all models is really great, great kit-bashing with the Duelists. And since it’s always difficult to paint yellow I have to point out that you did a remarkable job there too.

Grimtide: Love the lacquered armor on the Knights.

Voiceofthewarp: Custom Jokers ftw!

Lt Dougheim: Stanks still well painted, and I did chuckle again over the farm atmosphere.

EmperorNorton: Very good looking warmachines and crews, I’m not sure what I should think about the eye catching cod pieces, is that to distract the Slaanesh cultists? :p The Teutogen Guard is very well done too.

Matrim_Cauthon: The unit looks good, and it’s nice to see Felix as a Character model.

TonyFlow: Magnetized, nice. How’d you do the beard on the Standard Bearer? It looks very realistic.

Krzyek: Nice Teutogen guard, the bright hair colors are a nice contrast to the coats and armors.


Other sexy individuals:
Harry: The Skaven Warlord is nicely done, the base is a great (!) detail.

Elazar The Glorified: Said it before nice Hell Cannon, very slaaneshy! And nice snow base too.

DeathCat147: Great use of Aenur, seamless conversion, and the paintjob (especially on the face) is awesome!

stonetroll: Swirls on the tabard and the heraldry are just stunning, freehanding of another planet! :)

Rhasget: I like your red, very sinewy highlights thus very khorny.

pointyteeth: Love the blue and white color scheme on these guys, the conversions really help to put them apart.

fluffystuff: Lovely lovely stegs! And an awesome base!

Giant Dwarf: Sexy Woodies. If that’s what hides in the woods, we really should protect the forests!


@Doi: Thank you very much.
Mechrite Red. Blood Red. Highlight with 1:1 mix Blood Red & Skull White. Wash with Baal Red once or twice. The darker red parts are just Mechrite Red washed twice with Baal Red.
Hope that helps. :)

FLESHGRINDER
08-09-2009, 03:33
I don't have an army in the tale, but I really like what's been posted so far, and can't wait to see how everything turns out.

Good luck to everyone!

someone2040
08-09-2009, 06:31
Here's my comments for those of us who have the blessings to roll 6's.

Shiodome
The Wood Elves look quite excellent. Nice work on the tattoo's. They'll definately look even more impressive when the basing is complete.

Elazar the GLorified
I think the painting is quite excellent. I personally am not convinced by the pink and bone colour scheme (Maybe I'm thinking too one dimensional and everything should be grim dark) but we'll see how it goes.

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
I think the painting is good, but am a little concerned about the 'wackiness' of the double-deckered chariots and the cannon-shooting doom diver.

Fechik
Lizardmen look great. Good to see an interesting theme going on with the red lizardmen.

Thijs van Osch
Great looking Night Gobbos! Probably good that you're only doing 1000 points (Unlike other crazies!) 25 Night Goblins being only just over 100 points, ouch! Twice as many as I painted for my 280 points.

Lord Obsidianus
From what I can tell, looks impressive. But it would be nice to see some larger and a little brighter pictures.

Lt Dougheim
Steam tank looks awesome. Love the chickens standing around idly.

Necoho
Skeletons look good. Cool to see you've got a Heinrich Kemmler theme going. I expect to see plenty of Skellies, Grave Guard and Wraiths to go with his Barrows theme.

DeusMex
Boo hiss! And here I thought us 6's were gonna set the standards and have no Jokers. Here's hoping you get yourself in gear and get your joker back.

Kryzek
The Teutogen guard look awesome. It'd be great if we could see some higher quality pics though.

Saltpappa
Great looking old school Dwarfs.

Harvey
08-09-2009, 08:24
ARMY : Empire - Talabheim (2000 Points)


UNITS: 2 Cannons

BACKGROUND/THEME: The two cannons that defend the approach the the Wizards Way have a long and distinguished history. Affectionately known by the citizens of Talabheim as &quot;Old Salt and Pepper&quot;, legend has it that once the guns were moved to separate emplacements in order to command a better field of fire over the docks of Taalagad. However, both artillery pieces became very erratic and prone to misfire. The cannons were returned to their previous positions during the siege of Talabheim, at the height of which they fired for a day and a night without interruption. They have never been separated since.

The members of the Taalbaston Guard that crew the guns are comrades of long standing, but enjoy a fiercely competitive relationship. Originally trained at the renowned Artillery School in Nuln, they still wear black headgear to honour their former masters.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Pretty standard, with a few bits interchanged with leftovers from the Battalion box. The cannons have been pinned to be able to convert them into mortars (although the securing braces are AWOL at the moment).

PAINTING: Everything sprayed with white primer.

Cannons based in black and tin bitz, then highlighted up through boltgun metal, chainmail, mithril silver, and dwarf bronze, shining gold, burnished gold respectively. Carriage 1 painted vermin brown, wood grain painted in snakebite leather and washed with gryphonne sepia. Carriage 2 painted scorched brown, grain painted with charadon granite and washed with devlan mud.

For the men, the white is a base of astronomican grey, layered up to almost pure skull white then drybrushed skull white to finish. The red is a base of blood red, washed with scab red, layered with blood red then drybrushed first with blazing orange then mac solar orange.

STILL TO DO: Just moved house, and need to find out which of the millions of as yet unpacked boxes contains my basing materials...

HIGHS AND LOWS: I feel like I've rushed these, and they could be better, but it's great to have the colour scheme for Talabheim red and white worked out after numerous different trial runs.

POINTS : 200

TOTAL POINTS : 200

DICE ROLL : 1

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McMullet
08-09-2009, 11:56
I'm a bit late here - but all I have to off is a Joker, so it's no great loss.

I did roll a 6 though...

BeatTheBeat
08-09-2009, 12:41
So the first month of painting has gone by! Great job by EVERYBODY, already looking forward to next month :)

Well, I rolled a 2, so here goes:

@ Gargobot - very nice artillery, especially the old helblaster and its crew! Neat!
@ Noeste - Awesome conversions and neat painting, really how Slaanesh marauders should look like.
@ Morglum Necksnapper - Cool to see a savage orc army! Very interesting and well carried out this far.
@ Verminmistress - Nice job on those Chosen. I like the colour scheme, you've managed to keep the purple menacing.
@ Badgeraddict - Neat paint job! How about some more highlights on the shadow warriors though? Might just be the camera screwing with the light, but consider it anyway :)
@ Jahorin - You're really making the best out of the TK, looks suitably ancient! Feeling your pain about the catapult though.
@ Dwarfhold13 - You, sir, are insane! Kudos for that. Great job on all armies, I especially like the anvil and the slayers.
@Dry_Erase - Ah, another Nordland player on the same dice roll! Great job on those, especially the banner.
@ HairyPig - Nice, bright and coherent colour scheme. Really fitting for the HE!
@ Catferret - REALLY nice blue you got there! You really have an eye for contrasting colours as well.
@ Bravey - Hmm, I'm running out of superlatives. Basically what I said to Catferret, but replace "blue" with "purple" ;) Great job!

And those who didn't roll a 2 but still caught my attention:
@ Matrim Cauthon - More Nordland! :D Looks really good, I think you pulled off that banner well.
@ Super Mario - Some of the best night goblins I've seen in a while, due to the very highlighting you don't seem to be happy with! I say keep them that way, looks ace.
@ Stormcrow - When (not if) I start DE, I'm using your colour scheme. Sweet.

Let's all make it in time for next month as well! :)

Cheers,

BTB

tristessa
08-09-2009, 12:43
Feedback on all the @1's soon! Work wouldn't be too happy if I spent ALL my time looking at minatures!

Matrim_Cauthon
08-09-2009, 13:30
For those that rolled a 1, I salute you:

Harry @ Nice Greatswords. Look easy to paint with all the armor, at least easier than those staring at me right now ;-).

Ego Ninja @ Good luck painting another 7 of those. They look great though!

Dino @ Very cool! I really like it that you painted all the horses in a different colour. Plan to do that too in my WoC army (next year ;-)).

DeathCat147 @ You just put the dark in dark elf. Very nice!

Giledan @ The wash on the armour really works, and the blue on the gold is very striking. Keep it up!

Dakkapantz @ You gotta love those halflings :-). Nicely executed colour scheme!

voiceofthewarp @ That skin tone is the best I have seen in a very long time. Great work!

tristessa @ Pics are a tad small, but what I can see looks very promising!

Fitzbaron @ The white robes look weird at first, but really work! The witch elf champion / sorceress looks really good. Love the skin tones.

n6u2k0e @ Really like the cold one riders and the shields on the spear saurus.

Kaine @ Purple is a colour one wouldn't expect on a stegadon, but it looks splendid. The rats are great too!

Harry @ The warlord looks brilliant. The base is perfect! The runes on the weapons may look more 'glowing' with a putrid green highlight?

Harry @ I think the horns look very good. If you like them grubbier... Devlan Mud always works for me ;-).

Malorian @ Great looking dwarfs. Love the green!

pointyteeh @ Best "stone" trolls I've ever seen. Look great!

tonyflow @ They look great. Eyes are a bit weird, but that's probably because the picture is well taken :-).

StormCrow @ Great looking black guard. My BG are going to look like circus clowns compared to these!

Revered Oldblood @ The unit looks great together. I love the shields... highlighting brown in a 'natural' way is something I find very difficult, but you sure pulled it off! The standard must be gold (if you're a fluffy fellow). A simple layer of shining gold, followed by a Devlan Mud wash and then highlighted again with shining gold looks very good (I've seen it done and like it a lot).

Nefelenwen @ Well these minis make me want to start a Tomb Kings army... great work!

Harvey @ Really like how you painted the white!

All the rest look terrific too! Keep up the good work everyone.

noeste
08-09-2009, 13:47
Right, it's become the 8th of September in Scandinavia too, heh - and I've finally crawled out of bed *Smiles*
First of all, thanks for all the comments on my work so far, here comes my own:

Gargobot: I must say, you've done a great job at painting the clothes of your artillery crew; not to speak of the great amount of detail in their faces. My favourite is the "pointer" of the Cannon crew, something about his expression that speaks of character...

BeatTheBeat: "Söta Bror", I really like how you've made such an unique troop, with all that kit-bashing. The models are also looking quite dynamic, which I think is good. Love the monkey, hehe.

Morglum Necksnapper: I absolutely love those Leopard-skin shields; really nice! Your Orcs are looking really good, but the shields truly draws the eye, and I hope you'll keep on painting more shields like that, even though I can imagine it's time consuming and difficult.

Verminmistress: Nice to see your take on Slaanesh; you've done a great job on shading and highlighting. The weapon swap for the Champion was a good decision, I think; the "lance" from the Knight-sprue's really looking good in his hand! If I may come with some critisism, I think that the Chamion's claw could've been painted in a slightly different colour, to make it stand out a bit more - it's a bit hard to spot, when it's just slightly lighter purple than the armour of the rest of the unit. Might just be a personal preferance, and there's nothing wrong about the paintjob in itself!
I'll be looking forward to what you'll paint up next!

badgeraddict: Really like how you've "done a Bretonnian" with theSilver Helms' shields, by giving them unique heraldry and colours. Nice touch. You've also done a great job at picking out the scales of their armour individually; must've been time consuming, but seing the result, it's worth it!
I think the bases of the Silver Helms could've looked better, if they'd -like the Shadow Warriors- given a bit of more details; fallen tree-logs, small rocks etc. Keep it up!

Jahorin: I've always liked the Tomb Kings, and I think you've done a great job at painting them! Would've loved it if you were able to take some lighter pictures, 'cos the details are a bit hard to make out. I really do like your way of painting bone, though, can't say I've seen it done that way before, but it's looking very Tomb King'ish!

dwarfhold13: Someone's been busy painting, hehe. They're all looking good; I'm especially fond of your Slayers' hair, and that Warrior Priest is looking superb! May I ask how much time you spent on that banner? Either way, well done so far, hope you can keep it up at this pace!

Dry_Erase: You've done a great job on that banner, wonderful freehand! Can't say I've seen that colour scheme being used often, but it's really looking good! Nice highlighting/shading on the cloth aswell - I'm looking forward to what comes next! And thanks for the fluffy read, always a nice touch!

hairypig: I think you've choosen a good palette of colours for your Elves, and your bases really compliment those colours. Afraid I don't know of any place to find paper banners for High Elves, but I hope you do find one to your liking! Heh, loved the scene from your Vampire Counts post, where the Skeletons ambush the Swordmasters, hehe.

Catferret: I like your blue-armoured Orcs, think it's an original and good colour for the army. Nice conversion of the Battlestandard Bearer, but as you said, the banner could use some cleaning up - I think it'll look awesome as soon as you get that done, though!

bravey: That's some flamboyant Swordsmen, if I ever saw any! Hehe, I quite like them, though; sort of got an italian renaissance-feeling to them. I like the amount of details you've put onto those scrolls and the freehands on those shields; just take some time to clean up that banner, and it'll be a really great-looking unit!


To all the rest, who didn't roll 2s this first month, you've done a great job! It's been a joy checking in on this thread, to see what everyone has accomplished so far. Can barely wait to see what the next months will bring, so keep it up, all of you!

Idle Scholar
08-09-2009, 14:13
To all those who rolled 3 this month.

@ Giant Dwarf – Nice clean colour scheme with good highlighting. It’d be good to see a larger photo of the Waywatchers when they’re done.

@ arobe – Lovely shading on the skin and muscle, your 1st photo doesn’t do your paintjob justice. Are you going to leave the base edges black or paint around them?

@ ReaperOfSouls – As a fellow Skaven player I share your pain. Soooo many clanrats. I like the colour scheme on the packmasters robes, are you going to repeat it across the army?

@ Discord – I like the warm yellow on the scribe, it goes really well with the blue. Good idea to vary the final colour of the horrors too.

@ smokemeakipper – Some nice old models there. I think the yellow and purple will look good across the army as it goes nicely with the skin shade you’re using

@ derv – That Pegasus is a great model, nice shading job on the body. I think I prefer the GW priestess but again you’ve built up the skin shades very nicely.

@ Zujara – TK: Good colour scheme there, especially the splashes of green. It works really well with the disciplined and regimented fluff.

Bret: Again a good clean pain job that really brings out the model.

@ Dino – Nifty little conversion there. Good ider to add some freehand on their underclothes.

@ Fabius Bile – Some nice freehand on the Grandmaster and the standard, I particularly like the tigerskin.

@ BigJon – Nice rust look you’ve got going on. I love that model and you’ve really done it justice.

And a few others that caught my eye:

@ stonetroll – Beautiful freehand there, impressive work!

@ noeste – Great looking army you’ve got going there both in paint scheme and conversion, definitely worth the effort. I don’t know if it’s intentional but I really get a greek vibe off of the marauders, all they need is a few more greek style helmets and the round shields..

@ Harry – Excellent job there. In addition to great paintjob and base, removing the banner is a good idea. It really brings your attention back to the main model.

To everyone else great work! Looking at your stuff keeps me motivated and going back to my brush.

bravey
08-09-2009, 17:48
Hairypig: Nice greens, and the blood red gems look very good. Keep it up.
Catferret: Ohh, nice blue on that boss! The banner looks good to me.
Badgeraddict: Very cool, I always loved high elves.
Jahorin: Not to bad, The catpult looks good, to me at least.
Dwarfhold13: Grr, smash dem stuntys...Eveything looks great, especially the slayers.
Dry_Erase: Cool blue troops, and great freehand on the banner!
BeatTheBeat: Nice idea, using all those bitz. The wizard look awsome.
Noeste; I hate chaos...still great job!
MorgulNecksnapper: I love saveg orcs, and the skin tone is really good.
Verminmistress: Very nice job on the purple.
Gargobot: I like the red on those empire crew.

Revered Oldblood
08-09-2009, 19:16
For all the ones:

Harry @ Love the way the models look like knights on foot, and the paint is pretty effective.

Kraal lord of blood @ That fire on the sword of the champion is a nice touch. The conversion on the sorceror seems well executed, although a cloak would probably work better than the scroll he's carrying.

Ego Ninja @ That shade of green works great for the nurglings, although the edges of the bases look a odd to me.

Dino @ The blue mutations and differently colored horses really work well a unit dedicated to the changer of ways. The brigt green grass however prabably detracts a bit from the basing, which shows quite some time spent.

DeathCat147 @ Love that greenish tint the cloak has; are you planning on using it on more units? Basing is noticeable too, is that textured plasticard.

Giledan @ Great model which with the basing and painting makes for a very sinister looking sorcerer.

Dakkapantz @ The colour scheme works really well and the paintings ace. Keep it up!

voiceofthewarp @ An amazing looking flesh that giant has. It's hard to miss to what quality this model was painted. The blood splatter looks especially believable but not overdone, like so much gore on models is.

Tristessa @ Nice dark and gritty painting,

Fitzbaron @ You managed to pull off a very convincing purple metal and the flesh on the sorceress is looking great too.

n6u2k0e @ That surely is an original color scheme on the skinks. Since the red eyes contrast so much I’d give them pupils. Also, a highlight of burnished gold might improve the look of the gold significantly.

Kaine @ With that many bits on top of that stegadon, the howdah certainly will attract some attention. The golden plate in front of the howdah obsucures the skinks a bit, so maybe you could lower it.

Harry @ That warlord really makes for a general with that anvil on the base, no less helped by the excellent paintjob. The quantity of vegetation looks just fine to me.

Harry @ Lovely OOP wargor you painted there. The bases on your characters are looking very nice so far.

Malorian @ Some hardcore painting you did this month! How many points a month are you doing?The colour scheme works great, looking forward to seeing more of your dwarfs.

Mautrim cauthon @ Thanks for the suggestion, but I think the gold might break the colour scheme a bit too much if I emphasize it too much. Those swordsmen are looking good, and the champion and captain have a lot of character. The mounted dark elf hero is a well executed conversion and the colours you used work nicely together.

pointyteeh @ If all your trolls are to that conversion and painting standard, we’re in for a treat. Sure looking forward to seeing the big troll himself.

tonyflow @ Simple but efficient basing you used there. The banner is looking pretty good too, and I don’t think the colours are all that bad really, but I’m interested in seeing those halberdiers.

StormCrow @ The black is nicely highlighted, something which isn’t all that easy. Interesting way to paint gold, although I’m not sure if it’s noticeable from a distance judging by your pictures.

Nefelenwen @ The cloth looks great and that shade of green makes for an interesting model, and probably army by the looks of it.

Harvey @ I really like the contrast between the two cannons, which makes them so different. You might want to shade the white a bit more, since it looks a bit flat to me.

pointyteeth
08-09-2009, 19:18
To the mighty "1's":

@ Harry (Empire) - wonderful greatswords, love the old models. The armour is very crisp.

@ Kraal - Nice conversion of for the sorcerer, the osl doesn't look too bad on his face

@ Ego Ninja - Thats quite the nurgling horde. looking good.

@ Dino - Very nice work. the conversions are ace, as is the painting.

@ DeathCat147 - that Aenur makes a great assassin. The bloody sword is great and the face is very evocative.

@ Giledan - That sorcerer is excellent! (though I may be a bit biased as that is one of my favorite chaos models)

@ Dakkapantz - Woo! Halflings! Excellent work on al your models, I especially like the halflings though.

@ voiceofthewarp - that giant is yummy :D Very nice work on the skin and the blood splatter looks great.

@ tristessa - nice bolt throwers...from what I can see. Maybe a bit more light for next months? :angel:

@ Fitzbaron - Nice work on the sorceress. Crossbowmen look good too.

@ n6u2k0e - hurray for more non-blue saurus! They look pretty good, but the spear blades could use an edge highlight maybe (might already be there but can't make it out in the pic).

@ Kaine (lizards) - good lord, that thing is massive! good call on extending the howda, and the bsb banner top is a nice idea. Very unique. Oh, and the painting is good too :p
@ Kaine (skaven) - those are some nice looking rats.

@ Harry (skaven) - another 1? That is a spectacular model! and excellent use for an anvil :evilgrin:

@Harry (beasts) - 1 again!?!? I hope you're just using the same result. The Wargor looks great, very nice skintone and sweet base.

@ Malorian - holy crap, thats a high model count! and they are painted very well too!

@ Matrim_Cauthon (empire) - Those be some nice looking swordsmen.
@ Matrim_Cauthon (dark elves) - Nice looking Master.

@ TonyFlow - Very nice swordsmen. question: why the 3x3 unit?

@ StormCrow - Sweet fluff and excellent painting, what more could one ask?

@ Revered Oldblood - Very nice looking shields, and the blue looks good

@ Nefelenwen - Wow, those are some of the nicest looking Ushabti that I've seen yet!

Other tasty painters that I can't not comment on(huzzah for double negatives)

@ Elazar - Love the hellcannon, very slaaneshi.

@ stonetroll - yowza! thats some lovely freehand you've got going there!

@ Gargobot - wow. you're crew look amazing!

@ Discord - I love your horrors! they almost seem to be glowing. Excellent work on the blue scribe as well.

@ noeste - !!!!!!!!!! (I think that accurately describes them :D)

@ MindTheGap - good lord! the crew and warrior priest look amazing! It seems that in this thread, mad painting skills are a prerequisite to collecting Empire.

@ dwarfhold13 - the anvill is stupendous. excellent work, especially on the beards. The checkers on the warrior priest must have taken forever, but very worth the effort

@ kingreidos - Just wow. I cant get over how good the vargulf looks.

@ fluffystuff - Great work on the stegadon. Cant wait to see the beast finished.

@ saltpappa - love the old school dwarfs and the painting is ace

ReaperOfSouls
08-09-2009, 20:14
OK, I decided to stay away from reason and actually comment on everyone's work instead of just those who rolled three. I hope you can all accept that some of the comments are shorter than the others. This is not necessarily because i don't like the models, rather because there are so many of them to comment on! Anyway, on to the wall of text:

Page 1
@Harry: Lovely old "greatswords". Very metally though :P
@derv: Great looking sorceress with nice skin tones.
@Shiodome: Drybrushing + inking worked out great on those dryads. Wardancers look good to with their tatoos etc. But get on with the basing for bonus awesome though.
@Ego Ninja: Looking good, though I must say I get the feeling that the guy with the pokey-stick thingy forgot to change out of his pyjama :P
@Kraal_Lord_Of_Blood: Nice lookign characters. Not sure about the OSL though. Were is it coming from?
@Ego Ninja: lovely little fellas. 7 more bases? How many nurglings are you gonna have?`
@Zujara: Skellies are looking good. Have painted a load of them myself so i don't envy you.
@Zujara: Damsel is also looking good, if a bit more colourful than my tastes. But the painting is great.
@Dino: Love the combination of red and green you have chosen. Also a nice quality of the paint job. Keep it up!
@Elazar The Glorified: hellcannon is looking great, but I especially like your base, It is very fitting to the quite cold grey and purple of the cannon.
@Dino: Nice, colourful marauders on good looking bases.
@DeathCat147; Mean looking assasin. I really like the way you painted his face.¨
@stonetroll: The quality of that BSB is really good. One of the better models this month I'd say. Also the men at arms are looking great, especially their shields.
@Fabius Bile: Nice looking empire, especially the cloak of that grant master.
@C-Coen: Great looking riders. I imagine there was a crazy amount of work involved in painting all the spots?
@MalusCalibur: Everything is looking good. Love the warbride. very effective conversion that one.
@Gargobot: Lovely old miniatures with that hellblaster. Especially the guy with the red and green stripes.
@BigJon: Very mean looking blood crusher.

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@Calibretto: Good looking handgunners.
@Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull: Nice looking conversions. Though the khemri chariot one looks like it might topple over any second. Very goblin-like though.
@Discord: See? Told you the blue was not so bad. :P Unit is looking great.
@Rhasget: Nasty looking flesh hounds. Nice idea with the crystals on the bases.
@BeatTheBeat. Go team Sweden! Great theme and great looking models.
@noeste: nice conversions, but if that counts as light armour my skaven must be wearing full plate. ;)
@Morglum Necksnapper: Great looking orks.
@Giledan: Good looking sorcerer, but what's up with his face?
@Fechik: Nice looking lizards. The water is a nice addition which breaks up the bases a bit.
@MindTheGap: Looking good, especially that warrior priest.
@smokemeakipper: Nice gobbos. What is that red thing sitting on the right chariot? Hard to tell from teh picture.
@Dakkapantz: Nice to see som DoW as well. Kill marks on the pike is hilarious.
@Grimtide: Nicely painted models. Some sand or flock on the bases would raise them another notch.
@voiceofthewarp: Nice giant. Not sure wether I should pity the gobbo or the human in his hand more.
@Verminmistress: Love the chosen models, especially when they are nicely painted like yours.
@Thijs van Osch: Good looking gobbos. Looking forward to seeing that horde grow.
@Leonathion: Very nice lizards. The colours you've chosen for them gives a very nice and vivid appearance when contrasted with the bases.

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@badgeraddict: Great looing elves. Personally I would probably have avoided the goblin green bases, but that is purely down to personal preference.
@Bluesabre: Very nicely painted characters,
@Lord Obsidianus: Dark elves are looking good. Especially like the bases.
@tristessa: Again, nice dark elves. Nicely done snow bases.
@ReaperOfSouls: Those skaven are looking... What do you mean? Can't I comment on myself?
@Lt Dougheim: Good looking steam tank. i feel sorry for the hens if it is moving.
@jahorin: archers and a catapult. Yep, seems like tomb kings to me. Models are looking good.
@dwarfhold13: That's a lot of painted stuff, and nicely done too! With that many models you are forgiven for not basing them.
@D35t0y3r: Wouldn't want to mess with that gobbo. His squig has a mad look in his eyes.
@Schmacker: Skinks are looking good. Starting to look like a small army already.
@Necoho: Nice skellies. Especially the great banner.
@Fitzbaron: Good looking dark elves. Nice six pack on that sorceress.
@Alathir: Hard to really tell from the picture but the bretonnians are looking nice. Especially the checker pattern on the shields and on some of the archers.
@Vam2tic: Nice BSB. For some reason that banner makes me think of a certain Monty Python movie...
@Dr.Mole: Treeman is looking good. Maybe the eyes would be looking even better if you made them a little brighter?
@EmperorNorton: Great looking artillery. i hope they are not about to fire that mortar, since they might have a nasty suprice when the shell falls down on their heads again :P
@rhys60: That is a kit if neb at arms. Looking good! Any chance of a shot of them all together?
@Dry_Erase: i like that colour scheme. Nice banner as well.

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@n6u2k0e: Nice colour scheme for the lizzards, and nice bases too.
@kingreidos: Varghulf is looking good. If noone told you yet, use [ img]url to picture[ /img] to attach your photos. Need to upload them to for example photobucket first though.
@Kaine: Nice job on that stegadon. I probably would not have chosen purple for the skin, but it works out great! Also nice to see more skaven in the thread. I like the skin and fur tones you have chosen.
@8bitMummies: Nice looking beastmean. Looking very beasty.
@someone2040: More DoW! Looking good.
@Harry: Nice job on that Queek conversion. I have that model lying around, but now i probably have to wait a few months before painting him, so everyone can forget aboutyour version :P
@Harry again: Nice beast as well. And that resin base is looking good.
@Malorian: A lot of dwarves. Looking good. Are the bases finished?
@Matrim_Cauthon: Very colourful empire. Again, I'm not sure I'd have gone for the green bases, but it works quite well with the strong colours of the models.
@Matrim_Cauthon again: Nice looking DE. I think you've succeded quite well in making tyrion look dark.
@pointyteeth: Good looking trolls. Will be interesting to see an army made up of them.
@Super Mario: I think those gobbos are looking great. Hope they will be joined by more of their kind shortly.
@TonyFlow: Well painted and good looking Empire. I like the magnetizing as well. I have plans of doing the same for my skaven horde.
@StormCrow: Nice style for those dark elves. I love the muted, monochromatic look.

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@Idle Scholar: Nice chaos hounds, and a lot of them as well!
@Doi: Nice looking ogres, but get those bases done :P
@Orcbane: I like the sword master models, and you have painted them well as well. Good looking unit.
@EmperorNorton:Great looking teutogen guard. Love the colours of the unit and also the painting on the banner.
@Inquisitor Pariah: Cold one knights are looking nice.
@hairypig: Again, nice looking sword masters.
@hairypig: Not only the sword masters look great, but the skeletons too!
@Krzyek: Had to look a second time since I thought I was seeing the same teutogens again. Anyways, looking good.
@basilbrush: Skellies are looking reat, might look even better with a wash of devlan mud.
@Revered Oldblood: Nice looking saurus. Looking forward to seeing these temple/lava bases.
@basilbrush: nice looking warhamster, though that giant seems to have serious back problems.
@arobe: Nice wolves, and a lot of them too.
@Catferret: Nice looking standard bearer.
@bravey: I like the colour combination you have chosen. Nice painting as well.


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@basilbrush: Indeed, this is sparta! Nice to see some historical minis as well.
@NefelenwenGood looking ushabti.
@fluffystuff: Great looking stegadons. Some of my favourite models this month. Especially that base.
@saltpappa: Nice oldschool dwarves.
@Giant Dwarf: Nice tones chosen for the elves and a nice paint job. I actually like the green of the waywatchers even more than the glade guard, but maybe it is just the lighting?

Page 7
Nice looking cannons. I assume they are interchangeable to mortars?

Rhasget
08-09-2009, 20:31
Commenting on all who rolled a four.

@MalusCalibur-Small but defining conversions on the DE Lord and Slaanesh Champion. Looks great and gives a unique look. Colors look a bit grainy. Maybe thin them a bit with water and do multiple layers.
I wouldn't worry about the bright highlights too much on the champion. They fit in perfectly.

@Calibretto-Crisp colors. Look a little flat though, maybe stronger highlights would put them up a notch (or maybe it's just the camera not cathing them in pictures). Nice job

@MindTheGap-Great painting! Very smooth and fluent. Fluffwise though, aren't priests supposed to have blunt weapons so not to shed as much blood? And the loading tools for the artillery crew seem somewhat wrong for loading a mortar;) Great work though!

@Dr.Mole-Looking good. The old treeman looks far better, more of a fearsome beast. Have you tried green for the eyes? I believe it would suit the model better. And whats the blue thing on the rock on the base?

@EmperorNorton-Nice looking units. The white looks very good in the pics. Theres a rather big mouldline on the great cannon drawing attention though. Apart from that solid painting.

@8bitMummies-They really look like beasts. Dark and brutish. And nice basing on the hounds too. What detracts though is the white nails on the ungors, been sneaking of for a little nail polishing eh:D Looking very nice!

@Emperor Norton (2nd post)-The teutogen models are really nice sculpts and you've done them to a good standard. The lack of eyes make the models somewhat dead though. I do know what you mean with small eyes since I have botched a few paintjobs with badly misshaped eyes. Now I paint the base color of the eye (white for humans) before the rest of the face and even after washing it will just need a small black dot.

@Inquisitor Pariah-Great looking metals. The mounts look a bit bland, maybe a wash or drybrush of the scales to give them more depth.

@basilbrush-bonecolors look good. Darker bases might make them a bit more menacing.

@basilbrush (2nd post)-they look great, old and dried up like they should. I don't know how warhamster minis are to paint but picking up the details in green and red on the sphinx are somewhat impressing

@basilbrush (3rd post)-spartans look good. Hard to say much with picture taking from some distance. What company are the minis from?

@fluffystuff (not rolling a 4 but needs a comment anyway)-I'm amazed at the amount of blending and highlighting you've done! It must have taken forever to do all of it. Looking forward to see them completed.

@Doi-really like the more human fleshtones. Make them look somewhat more manbeast than ogre.

And comments about others comments about my work :confused:
@Doi-The fluff was written as I posted. Had only pondered on it from time to time before and never bothered to write it down. Hence the somewhat sloppy grammar and incoherent flow. Might re-write sometime before the tale ends to make it better. Didn't write about the possible retribution from Slaanesh since it has yet to happen in my storyline:)
And about the teeth. I was going for the darker tone first, but thought that gnawing on old bones was almost as good as getting a bleach:D.

@Gargobot-I'm pleased with the red skin. Altough my initial thought was to make it darker so It would NOT look too khornate

Kraal_Lord_Of_Blood
08-09-2009, 21:04
@ ReaperOfSouls
It's coming from his head, i.e inside the cage.

Malorian
08-09-2009, 22:11
"Are the bases finished?"

Yup, that's the way I'm going to leave them. Simple but it works (for me at least).

ReaperOfSouls
08-09-2009, 22:29
@ ReaperOfSouls
It's coming from his head, i.e inside the cage.

Ah, I see it now. I think it is working nicely :)


"Are the bases finished?"

Yup, that's the way I'm going to leave them. Simple but it works (for me at least).

Yep, simple and effective. Was just wondering if you were planning on painting the sand in another colour or if that was the final product :)

bert n ernie
09-09-2009, 00:12
I'm having to Joker this month...

I rolled a 1 so will comment on anyone else who has done that.

Build/Conversion: I have fully built and painted most of the bell, but next to no conversion work has been done.

Points painted: Well, since next month is 200pts and I'm only doing 100 a month I feel pretty validated in not posting anything. I'm counting the bell separate to the seer or I'd have four months worth of points to hand in next month.

Joker
http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=69212&d=1252445450

@Harry
The thing I like the most about your greatswords is the shading on the back of their legs that indicates the tights/leggings they are wearing. Looks very realistic from those angels. I read through how you painted them and was surprised to see a mix of mithril and white. They are a bit light, but it's done very well. It's a pity there isn't an uncovered helmet or darker swords to give focus to the unit. It looks great and well painted, but I don't see a focal point to make them stand out.

@Kraal_Lord_of_Blood
Sadly you picked a colour that is far too similar to skin colour (especially on Chavs). You need to pick a more garish or obvious colour. The thing is you are already using light green and light blue on the mini so suggestions are limited. Perhaps instead of doing one half of the body in the body paint you would consider stripes that go across the body. Closer to Maori tattoos rather than Braveheart blocks of paint? You could use black/grey if you wanted. On the other hand a deeper blue would still be viable. Covering one half of the body may not work due to the array of colours on him already. The scots only had muted colours to set off their blue. Too much and they'd have started to look ridiculous.
The glowing face and the book look great by the way.
The chaos lord looks absolutely great, although the cloak may or may not need a wash. I can't tell.

@Ego Ninja
No way! Another one already?
The pus on the nurglings looks great. The main colour looks great. Are you going to put some kind of goo on the base? I like the mini leaders for each base.

@Dino. The armour method seems a little complex, but looks well worth it. The extra details on the bases of the unit really add character(get ready to hear that a lot). In fact overall it looks quite fitting for a warriors of chaos army. My only question is if the wood on the weapons is just one colour. It seems to lack a bit of depth, but could simply be the pictures.

@DeathCat147
The base of the assassin and his face are both great. It seems you really put a lot of effort into the face, and it definitely paid off. I hope i can reproduce that hair effect next time I get to painting un-helmeted humans.

@Giledan
The face on that mini is just a brilliant idea. What made you think of it? Everything looks very clean from where I'm sitting. How did you sculpt the face?

@Dakkapantz
Excellent! It all looks great so far. I wasn't sure about the colour scheme when you showed your first test mini, but now I see it working. The halfling at the bottom left looks like he's drinking not blowing a horn though. Maybe you could get an Empire artillery man holding a barrel over his head and convert it so it's pouring beer into his funnel.
If you know what I mean ;)

@voiceofthewarp
Nice giant. The purple and white shield really work. Also this is the first time I've seen tartan on a mini and have actually thought it looked right. Nicely done.

@tristessa
Congradulations on your first 100pts! You've done well on you scheme and basing. Just a suggestion... try highlighting that lighter colour you've used(like on the legs of the bolt thrower) as the final colour on more of the minis, as it looks really good and will prevent these dark models from fading into the background.

@ReaperOfSouls
OK, so you're not a 1, but you are a Skaven so...
The yellow cloth theme is working great with those mostly nekkid skaven. The skin and the fur seem a bit too similar for my taste, but each to his own. I can really see what you said about the old Rat Ogres versus the new plastic ones. I think the plastic ones are great as long as you are willing to put in a bit of effort and some green stuff, OK, so that's not what you typically call a good model. It looks like you've done that to good effect, and the end result is quite good.
The giant rats have great variation from the skin to fur by the way and the packmasters are wonderful models. Are those the metal ones?

@Fitzbaron(seriously is that your last name?!)
Can't really see the guys in the background. That witch elf is a great character. The skin and armour look exactly right, although the blade seems to be a bit flat from this angel.


@n6u2k0e
The Dino theme is a good idea, although I've seem very few people do it. It'll be interesting to see this come to fruition. I really like the approach so far, although i have two comments in regards to theme. I may be wrong, but I believe that typically Dinosaurs are not believed to have had the lighter underbelly colour to reach as far as the nostrils. I think it was often stopped around the lower jaw somewhere and this typically worked. Generally animals that has a separate facial tone or whatever as far up as the nostrils were apes and monkeys.
Also, one set of shields is blue. Does this go against your theme? I hope I don't come across as a nitpicker as I really like the look of em, and I'm looking forward to more.

@Kaine
The extra effort was worth it. It looks like it really is a center piece.
The skaven have a fantastic base. Is it a sewer themed army? If so it'll be great to see all the little animals and pieces of refuse on bases throughout the armys creation.

@Harry (again)
Anything I could have said you did already. I'm sure you'll have plenty of people telling you how it looks, so I'll just say that the base sets it off in exactly the right way. Nice. This goes for both skaven and beasts and both bases.

@Mal
Rank em up for your next army pic! I'd love to see them ranked. The greybeard guys have great beards indeed.

@Matrim_Cauthon
The banner is fine. Yes, it is somewhat basic, but it's effective and suits the unit (which looks great by the way)

@pointyteeth
The cyclops eye on that one troll is possibly the single most effective looking eye I've seen on a mini in years. I just wish I could paint like that. It's great that you are individualising these guys, as they kinda need it. Looking forward to more.

@TonyFlow
It looks like this army will build quickly and go well. Perhaps try a slightly pinker(and less orange) colour for the final skin layer, and you'll be sorted.

@StormCrow
The banner is really striking. I like the simplicity.

@Revered Oldblood
The brown shields really set off the army. I think they make the sarus look just right.

@Nefelenwen
Those blades look brilliant. Any chance you can provide closeups of them so we can see the detail?

@Harvey
The white looks like you did put in effort. However the wooden warmachine does lack a certain something on the wood.


I've just spent more time replying to all of this than i have done painting this week. Note to self: Next time you roll the same number as Harry just re-roll it!:cheese: There's already enough people with the same number as him.

Lord Obsidianus
09-09-2009, 00:33
@Shiodome

Well done. Those are awesome models. I'm especially impressed with the wardancers swords, the turquoise looks nice.

@Elazar

Neat. The bone on the chaos dwarves helmets is the real high point for me; good job.

@Gazhkull

I love the conversions. That cannon...er...doom diver is the most inventive conversion that I've seen in a long time.

@Fechic

Those bases are beautiful. I love the splashing water effect. I hope you continue that look throughout because it works.

@Thijs van Osch

Hoorah for efficiency. Seriously, a 25 model per month production will make one of those really impressive hoards. Keep it up.

@Bluesabre

Are you planning on mixing this malus with the new cold one knight models? I'm not sure how that would work but if so, post so we can see how. The paint job is really good though, I like how the armour turned out and how the base is finished. Good job.

@Lt. Dougheim

That's a neat model. How old is that model? Regardless of age, that would be a cool addition to any Empire army.

@Necoho

|A well done gold is a beautiful thing. That is a well done gold on the armour. I also like the banner, well done with the symbol; what does the writing say anyways.?

@Someone 2040

Good job on the paymaster. I agree, that he looks like a rich snob. Well done on the unit too, nicely blended colour.

@Krzyek

Well done with the banner, the whole unit looks good.

@Saltpappa

That engineer is incredible. The whole model has a great old school feel too it; keep it up.

Super Mario
09-09-2009, 00:53
Thaks for all the comments, they're encouraging. There will be more Gobbos next month. Hopefully quicker to do now that I know the painting sequence.

Ego Ninja: Neat canon, and the crew don't look too pristine (I imagine you wouldn't keep your whites clean if you used black powder as part of your job) The recipe for the cloaks was: Black undercoat > adeptus battle grey > Devlan Mud* > adeptus battle grey > codex > Fortress highlight. Made the decision not to mix paints, it would have taken far too long for the little horde.

*Wonderful Devlan mud. It's compulsary.

stonetroll: I'm glad you rolled a five. I really like what you've done with the men at arms.

C-Coen: Dinosaurs riding dinosaurs, you can't fail really

Leonathion: iDevice or the ancients. Have those lizardmen been dipped or have you used washes?

D35t0y3r: The squig's eye seems to follow me round the room...

Schmacker: Looks good, I'm liking the background involved in this project.

Alathir: Brettonians

Vam2tic: Brettonians

rhys60: Brettonians

Doi: Ogres c-c-c-combo breaker!

Orcbane: He he! Ear trumpet elf.

hairypig: Solid looking reds, I like. I wasn't keen on the new skeletons, but I've warmed to them, they're very atmospheric. It's that ear trumpet elf again!

warflag: Really like to see classic models.


Other (non 5 rolling) Gobbos and orcs


Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull: Ace, having redcaps is an idea I'm toying with. Probably only for the shamen though.

Morglum Necksnapper: I've said it before, but I really like seeing classic models.

smokemeakipper: ditto

Thijs van Osch: High five Battle for Skull pass goblin painting buddy!

Catferret: Can't be faulted. good stuff.


Sorry I didn't alphabetise, but it would have ruined that Brettonian theme that was going on, Im also really sleepy now, it's work day tommorow and I'm still awake at 1o'clock. zzzzzzzz

Lord Obsidianus
09-09-2009, 03:35
so how many points does your army's affiliated blood bowl team count as for TOFP?

Harry
09-09-2009, 05:49
@Everyone.

Well done to everyone who got the painting done for this first month. Starting is half the battle. Looking at that one lonely mini or even a unit will give you the urge to paints some more to go with them. Also thanks to everyone for posting the comments I think I have enjoyed reading those almost as much as looking at the pictures. :D But what a treat that was almost 5 solid pages of back to back, top notch, warhammer minis. Thanks to everyone involved.

Stuff I had to comment on:

@Shiodome:
Love those mossy bases … how did you do that?

@Stonetroll
Lovely work on that heraldry. Couldn’t let such beautiful painting pass without comment.

@Dwarfhold13
WOW! That is a stunning amount of quality painting. There are some who can paint that well. Some who can paint that much but not many can paint that fast, that well. If you can keep up that pace and that quality you are going to end up with a lot of beautiful armies in a years time.

@Dino & Reaper of souls
I can’t believe you posted on everyone. What an undertaking. Tremendous effort.


To all those that rolled a 1

@Ego Ninja :
Great to have you back.Nice nurglings. I am not sure the base edges compliment the scheme. Where as the bases on the Empire really help. Scorched brown is more of a Nurgly colour and more neutral for generic demons. I just thought I’d say now early on.

@Dino
Lovely metalics on the Dwarfs. Nice conversion on the Marauders. Great to have you with us again. Seeing these fellas reminds me I need to send you another Dwarf.
PM me your addy again. (or was that Doi?????)

@DeathCat147 :
Well its only one ….but it’s a good one. Very nice looking forward to seeing more of your stuff.

@Giledan
Beautifully painted. Lovely metalics. For me the skull on the floor is a bit black and white. It seems to become more of a focus for the mini than the actual head. (I usually start with scorched brown and head through bleached bone to white). Or have seen some use the new sepia wash to good effect to tone it down a bit.

@Dakkapantz
Lovely stuff. Always liked Halflings. But the painting is great too. :D Nice conversions … realy looking forward to a unit of Pikemen. Lovely highlighting on the black. Nice yellow tone. Looking set to be a great army.

@voiceofthewarp
Beautifully painted giant. Difficult to get the skin looking that smooth over such a big surface area. Love the blood splattering on the club and the club itself is very nice. Very natural colours through-out

@Tristessa:
“Just a bolt thrower” but a beautifully painted one. Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff. Is that skin tone as grey as it looks?

@Fitzbaron :
Very nice. Never seen white used on ‘Dark Elves and it si working for me. Also love the trim of gold in the chainmail. Never seen that done before either and it is very effective. Looking forward to more originality in the rest of this army.

@n6u2k0e
I am wondering what the yellow would have looked like (fresh from a luminous green scheme myself. :D) I saw a really effective scheme once and they had just painted them bright yellow and washed it with green ink and it looked stunning. Not that theres anything wrong with the new scheme that looks fine too and the bases are top noth too.

@Kaine that is a purple stegadon. I mean it is very nicely painted but you know it is purple, right? :D
With the Skaven don’t worry that you didn’t get much painted. Starting is half the battle. Just keep painting a little bit and suddenly inspiration w ill take you as you see an army and a scheme emerging … probably Novemeber when new stuff appears and there is a buzz around the army will help.


@Malorian Yes. Nice tight scheme. That’s one of those schemes that whilst looks a bit simple on an individual mini is going to look fantastic on masse when there is a whole army painted that way….and plenty more to come I see. :D

@Matrim_Cauthon I love that Perry kit too. You know on the banner. I think the freehand is fine. that scheme can be improved simply by taking a slightly lighter tone of the same colour (that colour with a dab of white) and painting each of the big blocks again just leaving the darker edges showing. You could go a step futher and paint another highlight to the raised areas and even the simplest scheme can be really effective.
Loving the dark Elves. That is a very effective conversion. Works beautifully.

@pointyteeth
Yup, Very nicely done. Wonderful originality. Great idea beautifully executed. Plans for the bases sounds good too. Can’t wait to see them all based up.

@StormCrow
Very nice lovely subtle highlights on the black. Not easy. Very nice bases with the understated snow effects. Very subtle two tone metalics. The whole thing very natural and realistic feel.

@Revered Oldblood
LOL my first Tale of painters models were also some of my fisrt finished units in the hobby too. Look at me know. Be warned actually getting stuff finished and based can be addictive. Being forced to paint for a deadline can be just the incentive needed to actually get something done. I managed for years to never complete anything before I started this. :D

@Nefelenwen
Very well done. Great minis and a Striking scheme (with the contrast between the red and green) is a recipe for success.
I know opinions vary but for me the base edges would look better painted in whatever you base desert colour was.

Sorry if I missed any who rolled a 1

Lord Dan
09-09-2009, 07:05
ARMY: All Corners of the Empire (2,000 points)

UNIT(s): 1 Nuln helblaster, 1 Warrior priest of Morr

BACKGROUND/THEME: The entire idea behind this army is a gathering of troops from all across the Empire of mankind. In addition to troops from within the Empire itself, I plan to include troops from Araby, Ind, Cathay, Estalia, Bretonnia, and anything else I can justify.

BUILD/CONVERSION: The helblaster is an out-of-the-box creation (though the guy with the stick thing comes from another kit. Which is probably obvious, given the fact that those barrels are WAY too small for the plunger thing). The priest of morr is made from a chaos warrior body, flagellant bitz, and the scythe from a VC wraith. I think that's it.

PAINTING: Lots of black this month. I didn't want the helblaster crew to be washed out with black, so I did lots of red highlights with gold/ yellow hints, and made their "vests" grey instead of black. The priest of morr is pretty straightforward.

STILL TO DO: They need some clearcoat and static grass.

HIGHS AND LOWS: My high was the result of the "glowing" eyes, which ended up being a total fluke in it's success. The low was rebuilding the helblaster, which didn't fit together too well.

POINTS: 266

TOTAL POINTS: 266

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Doi
09-09-2009, 09:49
@Doi: Thank you very much.
Mechrite Red. Blood Red. Highlight with 1:1 mix Blood Red & Skull White. Wash with Baal Red once or twice. The darker red parts are just Mechrite Red washed twice with Baal Red.
Hope that helps.

Thanks. That recipe has been written down for future use.


@Doi: Nice looking ogres, but get those bases done

Thanks. I'm still waiting for my basing materials to arrive.


@Doi-really like the more human fleshtones. Make them look somewhat more manbeast than ogre.

Thanks. I agree with you too, the human fleshtone keeps the similarity to humans there as opposed to just being a humanoid monster.


And comments about others comments about my work
@Doi-The fluff was written as I posted. Had only pondered on it from time to time before and never bothered to write it down. Hence the somewhat sloppy grammar and incoherent flow. Might re-write sometime before the tale ends to make it better. Didn't write about the possible retribution from Slaanesh since it has yet to happen in my storyline
And about the teeth. I was going for the darker tone first, but thought that gnawing on old bones was almost as good as getting a bleach

Well I'm looking forward to reading what happens when Slaanesh gets his/her/its lazy ass into gear and seeks out some retribution :p.


@Dino & Reaper of souls
I can’t believe you posted on everyone. What an undertaking. Tremendous effort.

*Cough*You've confused Dino and myself yet again*Cough* ;). Well the names are relatively similar :p.


@Dino
Lovely metalics on the Dwarfs. Nice conversion on the Marauders. Great to have you with us again. Seeing these fellas reminds me I need to send you another Dwarf.
PM me your addy again. (or was that Doi?????)

The dwarf is for Dino.

Maybe someone will confuse you and Harvey before the TOFP is over :p.


@ Harvey: Great work. You’ve got to have a lot of patience to be painting a red and white colour scheme, though at least you aren’t painting it over a black primer.

@ Lord Dan: Nice Warrior Priest conversion. How big is he when he sits in a unit? I can see him being a tight fit since he is trying to fit on a smaller base. And good job on the cannon crew outfits, the white dotted pattern is really eye catching.


Doi

silverstu
09-09-2009, 10:11
Joker

Not a good month- I'll post next month with a bit of luck. Well done to everyone who has started.

gonzosbignose
09-09-2009, 10:35
Army - Skaven

Unit - Rat Ogres

Background and theme - A courtyard looking skaven army based on some mozaic style tiles I picked up recently

Painting - Have you tried this Devlan Mud stuff... its ace

Still to do - You wouldnt believe me if i told you

Highs - I actually think the way the work on the bases is good

Lows - Sticking the buggers tothe bases is going to be a nightmare

Points - ummm... need to buy the codex but new one due soon

Points so far - read above

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Regards

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer

Sully
09-09-2009, 11:21
OK, time to join in.

Army: Orcs (and goblins)

Unit: shaman on foot, 150 points

Total points done: 150 out of 3000

Roll: 5 (will comment later on today)

Proof:

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Background: "Oi, lissen up ya bunch of filthy good-for-nuffin' zoggers. I'z Zuluhed an' I'z 'ere to tell ya 'bout da Waaagh! Not jus' any Waaagh! ya kum 'cross, no, DA Waaagh! Da Waaagh! I 'n Da Boss put togevva. We'z da Redboyz an' we do three fings gud: we fight, we make beer and we drink it den, see? Ya nevva see a Redboy wivout sum kind of kontaina on 'im or at leest close enuff. We luv da ale and only fing we luv more than ale is fightin'.

Too bad we don't get much of da latta down 'ere were we be now. Waddaya mean were? On da island, dat's were. I's finkin' dem oomies call it Abyon or sumtink. Nevva mind, Da Isle iz Da Isle. We uzed not to get that much of da forma, eivva, but dat's befur Da Waaagh! kum 'kross me. I wuz da only 'un dat knows how to make beer down 'ere. Wen Da Boss found me, I jus gave him sum and he luvd it so much he tuk me wiv him to make 'im moar, see?

Alzo, Da Boss kame wiv some ov hiz own boyz 'ere. I nevva know how dey didz it. Boss isn't talking and one of da ladz dat asked... lez jussay sumtimez we miss 'im. Kinda.

All ov da boyz luvd my brew jussaz much as Da Boss. Dat's 'ow we got dis hole fing started. Ya see, at 'irst we were jus' fine drinkin' woteva I kud make wiv da eengreedents I'z got frum da forest, but at sum 'oint I wakez up and and I'z realizin' da boyz be gettin' bored wiv my produckshun. Da fightin' wasn't as gud as it uzzedta be, neivva. I meenz, 'ow long kan yer avvarag' ork 'ummel da same pigfolks, 'oomies an' da okashunal ogre ovva an' ovva agen, for Gorkssake?

Righto, sumfink 'adddabe done. Da Boss wuz 'avin 'arda n' 'arda time gettin' da ladz in orda. 'un night, he kumz into my lodge an' sez tu me that he wantz my strongest ale, 'cuz 'e no moar knowz were to look for a gud fight. After cupla swagz, wen he wuz much tipsy, he tellz me dat da ale iz gettin' borin' too an' askz me why I don'tz go lukin' elswere fur stuff to make it frum. 'Zulhed, lad, da eenteere wurld iz much, much bigga dan yer forest, 'ven yer isle. I'z tellin' ya, if yer tried to brew yer ale frum all 'indz ov stuff to be found, Mork knows wot ya kan do wiv' it'.

'Dan lez do dat' I sed."

Da Boss dinna unnerstand at 'irst, mussa been all dat beer, so I'z went on. I sed to 'im: 'luk, we'z got da ladz wiv us. Dey want moar ale and moar krumpin' stuff. Wat's 'oldin' uz on Da Isle anyhoo?'

An' dat's 'ow we got Waaagh! Kidrokk started".


Working on: boyz on foot, 5/19 done, filler not started.

Gargobot
09-09-2009, 13:05
Harvey: White is always difficult to paint, so kudos on the army choice. I like the very dark cannon barrel, what’s that a light Boltgun Metal drybrush?

Lord Dan: Interesting that we painted our Helblasters very much alike. The grey vests really break up the black.
I like the Warrior Priest of Morr, the glowing eyes and skull symbol on the chest look great. And the book is a nice idea to de-chaos-ify him.

gonzosbignose: Your name is Daniel and you are a good painter. I like the heavy contrasts, looks very vivid.

Sully: That’s a great conversion and quality painting!


BeatTheBeat, bravey, pointyteeth and ReaperOfSouls: Thank you guys very much!
noeste: Thanks, I’ll pass the compliment on to Fortuna, everything that happened with the Helblaster crew faces was entirely luck.

Kaine
09-09-2009, 15:45
Comments for people who rolled 1 (thanks for all the comments so far)

Harry
Very crisp empire, i prefer the new great sword models but i know you are a fan of the classics ;)

Kraal
Very nice, love the chaos sorcerer kitbash

Ego Ninja
Love nurglings, nice basing too, i like the way each base looks unique.

Dino
Great conversions on those horsemen, love the use of the spawn bits

Deathcat147
Nice start, very good blood effect (i prefer it to the splatter that alot of ppl use) and the cloak is ace.

Giledan
Love the gold, one of my fav chaos models

Dakkapantz
Just brilliant :) halflings :)

Voiceofthewarp
For one so young to paint so well is irritating to say the least ;)

Bluesabre
Not a fan of the old style cold ones but very nice painting

Lord Obsidianus
Bit dark but looking good

tristessa
Very nice the snow effect is one of the best i've seen

dwarfhold13
Not one of the people i should comment on but i love dwarfs and yours are ace

Fitzbaron
Nice sorc, its nice to see witch elf models used for sorcs.

n6u2k0e
A fellow lizardman painter, good solid work.

Harry (again)
OMG you put a rat on the anvil, heresy i say !!!!

Love the basing on the beast, all painting crisp clean and excellent as usual

Malorian
Nice dwarfs, now go get that anvil off Harry's rat

Matrim_Cauthon
Beautiful strong and vibrant (both the de and the empire)

pointyteeth
Nice i love the mix of trolls ;)

TonyFlow
Good strong painting

StormCrow
Reminds me of lotr models that way they are dark and ranked up, very nice

Revered Oldblood
Nice unit, cant wait to see em based

Nefelenwen
Nice to see some tomb king armies in there, very good clean painting

nkicik
09-09-2009, 16:47
ARMY : Orcs and Goblins (2000 Points or so)

UNIT: A Boar Chariot, 3 Fanatics and 5 boyz with extra choppas.

BACKGROUND/THEME: I love this section on other peoples submissions so feel bad that I myself have no theme whatsoever for my army at the minute. It's just a generic red and black horde at the minute. I'm going to add Azhag later in the tale so hopefully I'll get a bit more themey then.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight out of the box. I've painted the old school nubs for the shields on the older boyz as fist weapons to go with the two choppas but that's not a conversion just avoiding one really.

PAINTING: Undercoated black. Very basic with blood red and chaos black being the main colours across all 3 sets of figures. The chariot wood is bestial brown highlighted with graveyard earth and kommando khaki though it hasn't come out well.

BASING: Painted graveyard earth and chucked some Javis 'Countryside' Scenics hairy grass summer mix onto it. The chariot isn't based yet.

STILL TO DO: These are finished bar the chariots base.

HIGHS AND LOWS: I really enjoyed the variety and love the old boys models and although these may look poor in comparison to the amazing stuff on here I think I'm constantly improving. The main low was I messed up the varnish and my fanatics now have dusty white backs which I'm going to have to sort out at some point :( Also the late submission due to holiday hasn't been fun, these guys have been finished for a couple of weeks.

POINTS : 190

TOTAL POINTS : 190

DICE ROLL : 1

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Braad
09-09-2009, 17:06
All those nice entries... I really should finish mine :o

Anyway, we're close to halfway for this month! I got 115 people who either posted models or a joker, and 120 who didn't...
But still not bad. I think

115... this happens to be the exact amount of people who at some point showed a bit of their work in last years tale, so everyone who shows up now, is an improvement!

MindTheGap
09-09-2009, 17:35
Many thanks to everyone who has commented on my work so far:


I thought that was the case. If you were able to have painted so well on your first models I would have given up painting and had a cry in the corner :p. Have you got a gallery of your single model jobs I could have a gander at?

And your skin recipe seems rather simple for how well it turned out. If it wasn't for the fact that I love Tallarn Flesh as my skin base colour you could have considered it stolen!


Due to losing my entire hard drive a few months ago, I no longer have any images of my previous painted figs (nor any of my MP3s, either, come to that - ack!). However, I've started a small PLOG in the random logs section if you want to have a peek at my projects as and when I paint them :) Also, the flesh should work over a Tallarn Flesh base - it's really just down to doing small ammounts of thin Ogryn Flesh washes until you like what you see. Let us all know how you get on should you decide to give it a try.


MindTheGap: Clean and crisp painting, nice skin tone, there’s really nothing on the model not to like. It’s really great. Good job on the crew as well, the faces are full of character (the guy in the middle even has an uncanny resemblance to one of my neighbors).


Thanks! The skin tone was one of the things worrying me about settling for a human / Empire army, so I'm super-pleased it's turned out ok and you all liek what you see. Spooky about your neighbour, though!



@ MindTheGap - good lord! the crew and warrior priest look amazing! It seems that in this thread, mad painting skills are a prerequisite to collecting Empire.


Madness all the way - utter madness! Glad you like them :)



@MindTheGap: Looking good, especially that warrior priest.


Thank you!



@MindTheGap-Great painting! Very smooth and fluent. Fluffwise though, aren't priests supposed to have blunt weapons so not to shed as much blood? And the loading tools for the artillery crew seem somewhat wrong for loading a mortar;) Great work though!


Fluffwise, as it's a Middenheim army I chose to use one of my Warrior Priests of Ulric models - I thought it was strange that he had a pointy weapon too, but I figured the folks at GW must have know what they were on about, so I settled for that fig :D You're absolutely right with the mortar crew - as someone new to the 'game' side of things, I wasn't too sure about what tools would have been used to load a mortar. However, I have 2x cannons and a Hellblaster still to assemble / paint, so any advice on which crewman to swap him with is appreciated. Thanks for your kind comments :)

I've had a peek through the thread again for any more 4s - if I've missed anybody, just give me a prod and I'll get commenting. Oh yeash - and for my fellow Empire painters, I'll be commenting on everybody's work on the new Support Group thread.

Thanks again for everybody's comments - they really do inspire the motivation to get through the rest of the army!

smokemeakipper
09-09-2009, 20:22
Comments

Derv-nice sorceress, well endowed too! Never seen that Pegasus model before

Zujara- the unit has a very nice uniformed look about them the damsel reminds me of red Sonja a bit

Dino-you are going for a bit of a highland vibe with the dwarves, the tartan isn’t something that I would ever attempt, I would just make a mess. Didn’t you do the nice

Chaos dwarves last tale?

Fabius bile- animal print is difficult to pull off, especially the stripes, it will take a lot of patience to carry that across his knight unit if you decide too. Looks good

Bigjon- nice fluff on the rider

Discord- the different tones of blue horrors look very good together. The sorcerer on the disc has a different colour scheme from the way the model is often painted, looks v good. Tzeentch is my favourite chaos god.

Reaper of souls-definitely agree with your comments regarding the old and new ogres. Old models are usually better if for no better reason than they are harder to come by. It’s a red dragon thing, it’s a little odd but very different

Idle scholar-that’s a lot of hyenas. Massed arrow magnets!

Arobe- likewise a lot of decomposing wolves!

Doi- they are on the slimfast plan

Giant dwarf-those elves look great


greenskins
Warlord Ghazak gazhkull- greenskin warwagons. get a man catcher with a human caught in it

morglum necksnapper: I really like those really old savage arrer boyz. V unusual colour scheme, very impressed with your army blog, your 2000pt armies on display bases…brilliant.

voiceofthewarp: very well painted giant. Very polished looking ngs

thijs van osch: nice night gobbos.

D35toy3r: Nice boss, I like the eye on the pet squiq.

super mario: Nice regiment, well painted

catferret: v good colour scheme and painting, the b.o’s have v short legs so am surprised you managed to get the model on the boar

sully-very good conversion, great feet swap

nkicik- you could try either or both the devlan mud or black washes on your chariot wood, easy way of improving stuff if it looks a little flat, I use them a lot now. im hoping to see some more older models from you at some point.

Catferret
09-09-2009, 20:27
catferret: v good colour scheme and painting, the b.o’s have v short legs so am surprised you managed to get the model on the boar

I cheated. ;) I cut the black orc at the waist and glued it to the legs that are attached to the boar. I then hid the join with sculpted armour plates and chainmail.

Rhasget
09-09-2009, 20:39
You're absolutely right with the mortar crew - as someone new to the 'game' side of things, I wasn't too sure about what tools would have been used to load a mortar. However, I have 2x cannons and a Hellblaster still to assemble / paint, so any advice on which crewman to swap him with is appreciated. Thanks for your kind comments :)


Warhammer isn't a historical game and therefore units are just inspired by ones from the real world. But a 18th century mortar was a stationary and heavy thing. Imagine the size of the wheelaxle to be able to withstand the downward force of the blast!
With that said the crew isn't really far off. The mortar would need to be filled and packed with gunpowder after all. But the shells it fired was big things, up to 250kg. So for a simple but rather unique conversion, make two crewmen carry a big cannonball on a stretcherlike construction. Gamewise I believe it doesn't matter what the crewmen look like or what tools they carry. As long as they don't sport heavy armour, riding warhorses and such:D

dwarfhold13
09-09-2009, 22:30
well then.. sorry i'm late on commenting.. obviously you see where my time at home goes.. so here is my list and after, my wip list for the month of september:

Gargobot: Man, I’ve said it before, you are definitely stepping up your game! And thanks about the anvil, I like the way it came out, but its pretty simple on colors.. I went crazy with the gem’s though :)

BeatTheBeat: I dig the Swedish theme. Wizard is awesome!

Noeste: you got the contrasting colors down, love the theme! I should be able to keep up with it.. starting a new job in October though, but I’ll be in town everyday with a more routine schedule. The banner on the warrior priest probably took me 2 hours if I had to make a guess

Morglum Necksnapper: savage orcs!! Awesome, can’t wait to see more!

Verminmistress: chosen for a reason, looking great

Badgeraddict: nice silverhelms. I didn’t get the pic of the shadow warriors?

Jahorin: really like the darker sinister look of the tomb kings

Dry_Erase: like the nautical thing you are after. If you take the picture without the flash and some stationary lamps, the blending will look a little more natural

Hairypig: I really like the green.. always dig alternate color high elves!

Catferret: BLUE ORKS!! Simply cool man.. I love your bases. How did you do them?

Bravey: very cool color choices for empire.. I like the banner and the yellow tassels :)

Saltpappa: just had to say, awesome model.. is that classic GW?

Pointyteeth: Thank you very much sir! The checkers got a little monotonous toward the bottom of the banner (hence why you see separations in the checks!)

Harry: THAT is the goal :) I’m on track so far and my wife doesn’t seem to mind because I’m shooting to finish before baby time, and she understands that my time isn’t spread around on other hobbies. (that and she knows that she gets to write her own allowance once I become an engineer) he he

Doi: believe it or not, the speed of painting comes with about 20% plenty of practice, 60% base coats, washes and dry brushing, and the other 20% is a final layer or two to add highlights. About a year ago I became compelled to figure out a quality speed painting method and I’m still learning tricks, but the biggest thing for me, was letting go of the loose ends, aka, imperfect spots :)

Kaine: thank you about the dwarfs, more on the way.. I think you’ll like Helga :)

this month has also been a pretty rough one.. i had an accident at work with a chop saw and a piece of metal that required 7 stitches in my left hand.. i didn't lose any appendages, but it was definitely scary.. the pain relievers they gave me are the same that scrip heads love, and they don't like me staying up at night too much so it's slow this month, but i still refuse to use a joker!

wip and pics later:
Dwarfs: 5 miners and queen helga! she has her own agenda!
Lizards: 3 salamanders and trying to stay ahead of the game
Slayers: 3 doomseekers and i may just go ahead and do their bases to show
Empire: 3 knights or half of a 240 point unit with banner

Walls
09-09-2009, 23:38
I have my camera now, so pictures for both fantasy and 40k are forthcoming!!

Gargobot
10-09-2009, 01:40
this month has also been a pretty rough one.. i had an accident at work with a chop saw and a piece of metal that required 7 stitches in my left hand.. i didn't lose any appendages, but it was definitely scary.. the pain relievers they gave me are the same that scrip heads love, and they don't like me staying up at night too much so it's slow this month, but i still refuse to use a joker!
wip and pics later:
Dwarfs: 5 miners and queen helga! she has her own agenda!
Lizards: 3 salamanders and trying to stay ahead of the game
Slayers: 3 doomseekers and i may just go ahead and do their bases to show
Empire: 3 knights or half of a 240 point unit with banner
That sounds pretty serious, maybe using a joker would be a good idea. Either way I'm suggesting you for the Purple Painter's Heart.

And thank you for the nice comment, I actually felt they turned out unusually good for my standards, that's why I'm pretty disappointed with what I'm painting atm.
Anyway, don't stress it mate! :)

dwarfhold13
10-09-2009, 01:52
ha ha.. i'm ok really.. the chop saw just bit into the metal i was cutting and pulled it out of my hand.. where it hit my hand just got beat up.. so no clean cuts hence the stitches.. i'm just glad my tolerance is pretty high.
with as much as i painted last month, i actually had enough time to work on my miners and thane, also the salamanders i had started before the tale, so i just finished em up.. so really, the only thing i HAVE to paint this month are the doomseekers, which i finished lastnight, and the 3 knights..
want something else crazy.. i've got 50 marauders to do for commission, whenever i can get to them. i'm keeping ahead though, no worries!

wanted to add something to what i mentioned in my comments post:
for everyone who i didn't have to comment for, everyone's stuff is looking awesome so far and i'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has up their sleeves this month! for the people who have jokers already, try not to feel intimidated, it's easier than you think sometimes. it's also easy to get to a certain point and not feel motivated to go on, but the second you get the model to another level of finished, it kicks back in and gets easier.. the trick is to keep moving!!
GOOD LUCK!

Doi
10-09-2009, 02:57
Joker

Not a good month- I'll post next month with a bit of luck. Well done to everyone who has started.

Well I suppose I can wait another month considering the quality of the stuff you keep rolling out :p.


All those nice entries... I really should finish mine

Anyway, we're close to halfway for this month! I got 115 people who either posted models or a joker, and 120 who didn't...
But still not bad. I think

115... this happens to be the exact amount of people who at some point showed a bit of their work in last years tale, so everyone who shows up now, is an improvement!

Lets hope for quite a few more then. We've got nearly a hundred extra armies/painters this time around though don't we? So our participation rate has taken a hit.


Due to losing my entire hard drive a few months ago, I no longer have any images of my previous painted figs (nor any of my MP3s, either, come to that - ack!). However, I've started a small PLOG in the random logs section if you want to have a peek at my projects as and when I paint them. Also, the flesh should work over a Tallarn Flesh base - it's really just down to doing small ammounts of thin Ogryn Flesh washes until you like what you see. Let us all know how you get on should you decide to give it a try.

I saw your plog last night. I'll follow it closely. I might not post much though, I only really post in the TOFP threads and the Metalheads of Warseer thread in Groups an Factions :p.


Doi: believe it or not, the speed of painting comes with about 20% plenty of practice, 60% base coats, washes and dry brushing, and the other 20% is a final layer or two to add highlights. About a year ago I became compelled to figure out a quality speed painting method and I’m still learning tricks, but the biggest thing for me, was letting go of the loose ends, aka, imperfect spots

So the skin was just a base coat, washes and a highlight? I think you and MindTheGap have found ways to make that all sound so simple...

Hope your hand heals quickly (or at the very least the injury isn't on your painting hand :p).


@ gonzosbignose: Very nice. What did you use for the basecoat before you devlan mud washed the skin/fur? Are you going to leave the bases as is or are they going to get painted another colour?

@ Sully: Is he hunting wabbits? :p Looks very good. The staff in particular came out excellent.

@ nkicik: Don’t feel too bad about not having any background yet, I haven’t had any background in that section yet and this is my third time in the TOFP :p. Everything is looking good so far. Do you have many of those classic Orcs in the army?


Should make a start on my Ogres for this month today...


Doi

Harry
10-09-2009, 05:25
Thanks to everyone who posted words of encouragement for my efforts.
(And thanks for the multiquote button. :D)



@ Harry (Empire): You would think that by now I’d not be surprised anymore that you are bringing out even more classic models yet again. I should really be surprised if you used the current models The Greatswords (and with swords that big they better be!) look to be an excellent start to yet another of your armies.

@ Harry (Skaven): Wow, you really did justice to that Jes Goodwin sculpt, which is one of my favourites in the classic Skaven range. By the looks of it, this is going to be another one of your armies that, while well painted, is really made by the bases. Like your Vampire Counts. I can’t wait to see this one take shape.

@ Harry (Beastmen): Once again your bases shine (even if you bought them this time). Maybe a green wash of some description over the armour if you’re leaning towards Nurgle and want that grubbier finish?
I do like my old models.
I buy new stuff to ... but I imagine by the time I get around to it ... it will be old stuff. :D
I have learned what a difference the bases can make.
I will try the green wash. I was thinking bronze armour and verdigris? I was also thinking about some rust effects?



Harry @ Awesome! Really like those minis, and you did them great justice.
Harry @ Again, frickin' awesome, i especially like the anvil on the base!
Harry @ Once more, do like.
Thanks



Harry (empire)- Nice clean painting . Too bad the models aren't in more poses though.

Harry (skaven)- Did you serious ruin a perfectly good oop anvil for his base? Expect my rune lord to pay you a visit shortly ;)

Harry (BoC)- I've never seen that model before... nice base.

That is only half the unit there is a second pose. Then I have a few Marauder ones for a third pose then there is a command group.

Yes I did ... I am so ashamed.




@Harry, Like the Empire Knights, lovely models with a good, neat and clean paintjob

@Harry (again), Nice skaven, love the basing, beastman is nice too, very neat work
Thanks very much.



Harry: The Skaven Warlord is nicely done, the base is a great (!) detail.Thank you.



Harry @ Nice Greatswords. Look easy to paint with all the armor, at least easier than those staring at me right now
Harry @ The warlord looks brilliant. The base is perfect! The runes on the weapons may look more 'glowing' with a putrid green highlight?
Harry @ I think the horns look very good. If you like them grubbier... Devlan Mud always works for me ;-).
They were very straight forward ... no big colour choices.
I will try the putrid green. They need something.
Devlan mud seems to be the solution to a lot of things. :D



@ Harry – Excellent job there. In addition to great paintjob and base, removing the banner is a good idea. It really brings your attention back to the main model.
Yes I painted the banner put it on and it seemed to totally unbalance the whole thing. I am making it interchangable so i can use him as queek if I want to.



Harry @ Love the way the models look like knights on foot, and the paint is pretty effective.
Harry @ That warlord really makes for a general with that anvil on the base, no less helped by the excellent paintjob. The quantity of vegetation looks just fine to me.
Harry @ Lovely OOP wargor you painted there. The bases on your characters are looking very nice so far.

Thanks



@ Harry (Empire) - wonderful greatswords, love the old models. The armour is very crisp.
@ Harry (skaven) That is a spectacular model! and excellent use for an anvil :evilgrin:
@Harry (beasts) The Wargor looks great, very nice skintone and sweet base.
Thank you very much.



@Harry: Lovely old "greatswords". Very metally though :P
@Harry: Nice job on that Queek conversion. I have that model lying around, but now i probably have to wait a few months before painting him, so everyone can forget aboutyour version :P
@Harry again: Nice beast as well. And that resin base is looking good.

Thanks. I am sure you queek will be just as good. One of the nice things about this is seeing what different folks do with the same mini.



@Harry
The thing I like the most about your greatswords is the shading on the back of their legs that indicates the tights/leggings they are wearing. Looks very realistic from those angels. I read through how you painted them and was surprised to see a mix of mithril and white. They are a bit light, but it's done very well. It's a pity there isn't an uncovered helmet or darker swords to give focus to the unit. It looks great and well painted, but I don't see a focal point to make them stand out.

@Harry (again)
Anything I could have said you did already. I'm sure you'll have plenty of people telling you how it looks, so I'll just say that the base sets it off in exactly the right way. Nice. This goes for both skaven and beasts and both bases.
Some of the other Greatsword models I am adding to these to complete the unit do indeed have an open face and then there is the command group which I hope will add a focal point.



Harry
Very crisp empire, i prefer the new great sword models but i know you are a fan of the classics ;)
Harry (again)
OMG you put a rat on the anvil, heresy i say !!!!
Love the basing on the beast, all painting crisp clean and excellent as usual

Nothing wrong with the new ones other than the price, i was really looking forward to painting some of those.
Thanks and sorry about the heresy.


Joker

Not a good month- I'll post next month with a bit of luck. Well done to everyone who has started.
Hang in there mate. For my part this project would be hugely diminished without you continued participation.

Doi
10-09-2009, 06:13
I do like my old models.
I buy new stuff to ... but I imagine by the time I get around to it ... it will be old stuff. :D
I have learned what a difference the bases can make.
I will try the green wash. I was thinking bronze armour and verdigris? I was also thinking about some rust effects?

I don't know, if you can keep up with the TOFPs I'm sure you'll eventually catch up :p. Plus it serves as nostalgia and/or history lesson for those of us who keep watch. On that note, I'm awaiting a Space Hulk project to show up in your plog ;).

I think any of those options or combinations thereof will work. A green wash was just the first to come to mind because Nurgle = green :p. How similar do you want to have it look to your other Nurgle forces from the previous TOFPs?. You could always bring colours to this army. Though I don't remember all too much metal from your Nurgle forces (robed cultists and the daemons are the first things to spring to mind).

And ignore all of the Dwarves sprouting claims of heresy! Only place for Stunties and their good for nothing objects is underfoot :p


Doi

Death Korp
10-09-2009, 12:19
ARMY : Warriors of Chaos ( X Points)

UNITS: Undivided Chaos Lord on Daemonic Steed, 2 Spawn and 5 Warhounds.

BACKGROUND/THEME: The army of Krakos The Insane, a demented Chaos Lord who takes skulls for the Blood God daily leads a invasion of massive size towards the Badlands, the home of the Orcs to spill more blood for the Blood God!

BUILD/CONVERSION: All straigt from the box.

PAINTING: Undercoated black. Used alot of foundation paints and washes to gain the look I wanted.

BASING: Sprayed Black, drybrushed Codex Grey, then snow added on top. Base sides painted Bestial Brown.

STILL TO DO: All done.

HIGHS AND LOWS: I loved painting the Lord and the Spawn, but the Warhounds are stupid.

TOTAL POINTS : 410

DICE ROLL : 3

As ususal from me, dark photos.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/hellgunboy/roflcopter001.jpg

'The Army so far...'

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/hellgunboy/roflcopter002.jpg

'Chaos Lord/ Exalted Hero Gashrakk'

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/hellgunboy/roflcopter003.jpg

'The Forsaken Ones (2x Spawn)'

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x292/hellgunboy/roflcopter004.jpg

'The Growlers' (Pork Pies :D 5x Warhounds)

I don't have time to comment for the '3's so I'll just say well done to everyone who has posted this month!

Cheers,

DK

Avian
10-09-2009, 13:56
I can't decide if I am a little late or several months early this year. I guess it depends on whether I compare myself to other people this year, or myself last year (when I started in December). It's a good thing I have a tournament coming up this weekend or I would probably have jokered this month. Time limits are obviously the thing for me, or I would never get anything done. Anyways:


The Daemocratic War-party of Barack the Bringer of Change
Manly Warriors of Chaos army (expansion to last year's Tale army)

Dice roll: 1

Note: Harry, I'm just doing 2000 pts this year, not 2000 + 1000. I don't think I will have enough time.


Painted this month:

Solis the Enslaver
Exalted Champion @ 158 pts
- Mark of Tzeentch
- Great weapon
- Chaos armour & shield
- Helm of Many Eyes

Hounds of Slavery
5 Warhounds @ 30 pts

Total so far: 188 pts (12 pts behind schedule)

Solis the Enslaver
http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q438/tarjeiaasen/Warriors%20of%20Chaos/P9050382.jpg

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q438/tarjeiaasen/Warriors%20of%20Chaos/P9050385.jpg

Leading a small unit of Marauders (from last Tale)
http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q438/tarjeiaasen/Warriors%20of%20Chaos/P9050384.jpg

Hounds of Slavery
http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q438/tarjeiaasen/Warriors%20of%20Chaos/P9050381.jpg


Army so far
http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q438/tarjeiaasen/Warriors%20of%20Chaos/P9050386.jpg

Background:
It has been a busy month for my general, Barack the Bringer of Change. He was speaking to the tribe council on the advantage of giving the rank and file grunts the Mark of Tzeentch, which resulted in booing from the mainly Reapublican listeners and cries of "Marauders with 6+ Ward saves are BROKEN!" and "Cheeese!".

Barack might be facing some stiff opposition since it is clear that the Reapublicans prefer the grunts to have the Mark of Slaanesh, which does nothing to increase their survivability but instead means that instead of running away to safety, they stick around and get killed instead. Watch this space for developments.


Construction:
Solis is just the metal Chosen Champion with an added Marauder shield. I don't intend to use the metal models for my Chosen, but the models are so detailed that I will be using them as characters instead (last year I used the standard bearer as the basis of my BSB conversion).

The Hounds are just like my other two units - the standard models with green stuff ears and tails as I can't stand the horns and tails you get in the box (as horns and tails for warhounds, anyway, they make great tentacles for spawn and whatnot).


Painting:
I got a can of quite light grey primer I am now using, after previously using GW Chaos Black spray for ages. The improvement is amazing (it was mentioned on a podcast that the GW one isn't actually a primer at all) and I am never going back to GW. I wish I could find a black primer for some of the units, though.

Yellow armour is GWF Iyanden Darksun mixed with VMC Flat Brown, layered up to Iyanden Darksun alone, then mixed in with VMC Goldbrown and then VMC Flat Yellow. Bronze armour bits are GW Tin Bitz mixed with VMC Black, highlighted with Tin Bitz alone and then mixed with bronze.
Bone is VMC Buff + Flat Brown, highlighted in a couple of layers by taking out the brown.

Warhounds have VMC Leather Brown + Black for the skin, highlighted with Leather Brown alone. Fur is VMC Dark Grey + Black + Burnt Umber, highlighted by taking out the black.


Basing:
Sand highlighted with various shades of brown and grey. Some gravel here and there and a few clumps of static steppe grass drybrushed with VMC Buff.


Highs this month:
Getting SketchUp and playing around with it, drawing plans for terrain.


...and lows:
Having to paint actual models. Booooring! ;)


Next month:
5 Chaos Knights of Slaanesh

Avian
10-09-2009, 14:55
Feedback:

Page 1
@ Harry: Nicely painted Reiksguard. Will you be expanding on this unit later?

@ Kraal_Lord_Of_Blood: Good use of Flagellant bitz. I thought about using some of those on my Chosen as well. Will be interesting to see how this army turns out, I would probably be a bit careful with the number of different colours used, though.

@ Ego Ninja: Cute little Nurglings. Are these the previous ones?

@ Dino: Good to see you back for this Tale. How well do you think the Daemonettes match the size of the Marauders?

@ DeathCat147: Very clean sword swap, I must say. I don't really like the new Assassin models, so it's good to see an interesting conversion.


Page 2

@ Giledan: Nicely painted Sorcerer. I have the same model (riding around on a Disc) and it is a joy to paint, if you ask me.

@ Dakkapantz: I really love the converted Duellists. The conversions are greatly thought out and executed and the painting really nice. One of the top armies this month for me! :D

@ voiceofthewarp: Incredibly well painted Giant. Best entry this month by far! :)


Page 3

@ tristessa: Pictures are a bit small, but looking good so far. :)

@ Fitzbaron: Applause for the colour scheme. I predict that this will end up being one very impressive army.


Page 4

@ n6u2k0e: Nice choice in doing the Saurus brown, you see that far too rarely. Sure you won't paint the entire army brown? No? ;)

@ Kaine: Nice conversion idea for the Engine, very impressive.

@ Harry: Reminds me of Gareth Hamilton's Skaven army from that old WD. Nicely balanced colour scheme.
But how will he rank up? ;)

@ Harry (yet again): I quite like the horns, myself. His skin is a bit too human-like for my taste, though, so if you are going back and fiddling with him, that's one thing I'd look into.

@ Malorian: Welcome to the Tale. Green and gold complement each other very well, so I think you've made a good choice there.

@ Matrim_Cauthon (Empire): I think the banner is okay (I hate painting freehand myself), but shouldn't the guys have shields?

@ Matrim_Cauthon (Dark Elves): If you are concerned about the Noble being dark enough, you could repaint either the blue or purple as black. But I think it's reasonable as is.

@ pointyteeth: Hilarious troll conversions. :D If you don't like the scheme, you could always do the others in a somewhat different scheme, then spread these out between the different units, so you get a bit of variation in the units and not one unit that looks different. Or you could wash it with thinned-down dark grey.

@ TonyFlow: That guy in the second photo holding his sword between the legs of the guy in front looks dangerous. Applause for painting more than 30 guys so quickly.

@ StormCrow: Nice colour scheme. Who says it has to be complicated as long as it looks good?


Pause. Curse dice for coming up the same number as (seemingly) half the other people in this Tale. Get something to eat. Return.


Page 5

@ Revered Oldblood: Congrats on the almost-finished first unit. I'd probably do a very light grey highlight on the spear tips.


Forgive dice as only single player with same number on page 5.


Page 6

@ Nefelenwen: Good choice of colour. Could we get a bigger picture of one or two of them?


Page 7

@ Harvey: Good work. Any particular reason the cannons are so different in colour?


Page 8

@ nkicik: I think you are doing quite well with the greenies. I recognise a couple of the metal Orc Boyz as being from the Warhammer Quest expansion (I have them as well, somewhere...), but where is the guy on the right from?


Next time I'll be rolling me a 5, I think. Far too many people with 1s...

rhys60
10-09-2009, 20:06
@ Doi: I'm trying out a few freehand ideas, one is a kinda snow capped mountain since i've seen this done before and it was quite effective. I'll get pics of a few options soon before i decide on one.

@ Reaper of souls: Thanks, ill get a group shot once the shields are done which will probably next month so ill get a shot with the lord im working on at the moment.

Zujara
10-09-2009, 23:57
Comments for those who rolled a 3!

@derv: That Dark Pegasus looks a lot better than the GW one, great work on it! Very nice work on the skin of the sorceress as well!
@Dino: Love the colours you're using, the dwarfs are looking awsome!
@Fabius Bile: The tiger skin on the Grand Master looks amazing, and love your theme!
@BigJon: Totally agree about painting red, the model looks great though especially the brass!
@Discord: Love the old miniatures, great work on the blues.
@smokemeakipper: Nice clean painting, really like the bases too!
@Reaperofsouls: Excellent work on the ratmen, very good choice of colours!
@Idle Scholar: Really cool theme idea, the dogs look great and I love the fighting ones!
@arobe: More dogs! These look really good too, nice and uniform. Great work!
@Giant Dwarf: I really, really like the work you did on those wood elves. Looking forward to seeing more from you in the coming months!
@Death Korp: A bit dark yeah but I like what I see! The bases are well done and your spawn look gross and ugly, in a good way for them.


@ Zujara (TK): The flail to club conversions look really good. And keep any upcoming Bone Giants away from your Dog!


No Bone Giant in my list I am painting this year, but I do have one in my case I will keep a close eye on :p

ghost of scubasteve
11-09-2009, 00:15
hello!! ive decided to join up with my ongoing O&G army, about 150 points a month, so hopefully 1500 over the year.

I had bought a really cheap Empire army, but decided to sell it for a profit and roll the sleeves up and finally give my O&G some respect.

ive painted about 150 points worth of dudes over the past month or so, so ill just post that as my 1st month! is that ok??

Harry
11-09-2009, 06:11
@Avian .... Another 1 :D Lovely crisp painting again. Great choice to use the chosen as characters. They look better with some space IMO they are such great sculpts and so huge that all cramped together as a unit just does not look right.


I don't know, if you can keep up with the TOFPs I'm sure you'll eventually catch up :p. Plus it serves as nostalgia and/or history lesson for those of us who keep watch. On that note, I'm awaiting a Space Hulk project to show up in your plog
Oh, they are coming BUT since my plog hhas been moved to fantasy threads I will need to start a new 40K plog for my Nids and space hulk stuff.



@ Harry: Nicely painted Reiksguard. Will you be expanding on this unit later?
Yes that is only half of them.


hello!! ive decided to join up with my ongoing O&G army, about 150 points a month, so hopefully 1500 over the year.

I had bought a really cheap Empire army, but decided to sell it for a profit and roll the sleeves up and finally give my O&G some respect.

ive painted about 150 points worth of dudes over the past month or so, so ill just post that as my 1st month! is that ok??
Thats fine but you will need to either post 200 points a month in the mens division OR 100 points a month in the boys division .... we don't have a middle ground?

Fechik
11-09-2009, 06:47
@ Fechik: That’s a very nice red you’ve got on the skinks, I might have to steal that recipe.Doi

Thanks a bunch... steal away!


@Fechik: I like those terradons, I find that the new ones look better then the old ones.

I like the way they look but I hate them. They wouldn't stay together and the lightest little bump or jar and they break apart.


@ Fechik - Great minis, specially those terradon riders. The only thing that spoils your work is that blue putty thingy ( water? ). Try to do something with that.

Well the pics don't give the "putty" justice. It's suposed to be water or something like that. I'll look into it.


Fechik - looking good :D would the bases benefit from varnish on the water parts, to get them a wet look? it's something i'd probably try.

Thanks, Yes they would but I didn't have any at the moment. I'll be getting some tomorrow.


Fechik Lizardmen look great. Good to see an interesting theme going on with the red lizardmen.

Thanks a bunch. I like the red. I wanted something that I hadn't seen too much of. There may be a ton of them that are red online but in my area I don't think there are any quite the same.


@Fechik: Nice looking lizards. The water is a nice addition which breaks up the bases a bit.

Thanks a bunch!

Doi
11-09-2009, 07:36
Oh, they are coming BUT since my plog hhas been moved to fantasy threads I will need to start a new 40K plog for my Nids and space hulk stuff.

No wonder I couldn't find it when I looked for it yesterday. I was looking in the Random section. I'll have to find the new one amongst all of the 40K sub-forums now.


@ Death Korp: Very nice. How did you paint the gold on the Lord? It has a nice subtle look to it.

@ Avian: What, Solis the Enslaver doesn’t get a disc :p? What makes this new primer of yours so good? That it is actually a primer or the light grey colour or both?


Doi

Nephilim of Sin
11-09-2009, 09:05
Sorry I am late! Believe it or not, I had all of these done and ready to post on the 3rd, but haven't been able to get good pictures (I don't know why, I haven't changed anything). These are the best pics I could get, so be warned!


ARMY : Night Goblin Horde (2k)

UNIT: 34 Stabbas (Spearmen w/ sd & full cmd).

BACKGROUND/THEME: Watch this space!

BUILD/CONVERSION: Basic BfSP Night Gobbos w/ Spears

PAINTING: I tried to keep this unit in theme with my White Orc Army, so some of the colors are repeated here. The red is a main color now, as is the Scorched Brown/Khemri Brown mix, and this time the Dheneb Stone is washed with Devlan Mud instead of Sepia.

Also, I can't paint black without it looking like crap....:cries:

I wanted the Night Gobbos to have a pale look to them, so the skin is Gretchin Green with two highlight of Gretchin Green and Fortress Grey, as opposed to the Rotting Flesh I used on the my Orcs previously. The bad thing is they blend too well, and I don't think there might be enough contrast. I will fix that next month.

Also, I experimented with Wood Grain again, and am not sure whether I like it or not. May have to try something else out with the spears for the other two spear units.

BASING: Same as my old Orcs; sand, then Scorched Brown/Vomit Brown/Rotting Flesh then a Devlan Mud wash, finally Scorched Grass in patches...

STILL TO DO: These guys are mostly finished, although there are a few bits and bobs to do. I do need to finish the movement tray with grass, but that will be done when I do Skarsnik next month.

HIGHS: These guys should have been pretty quick to paint, and were a breeze in comparison to the Orcs!

Lows: Many. Don't get me wrong, BfSP minis are excellent looking, but when it comes to painting, I really find them seriously lacking. Lack of detail in certain areas, absolute loss of detail where there should be (especially in areas like the shields), makes these guys less than fun to paint. Hopefully the regular, newer NGs are a bit better, but I do have two units of old ones that will give me some variety.

The main low is that during the last stretch, these guys almost went into the bin. They became a bit frustrating, and I started liking them less and less. Perhaps Skarsnik will help them out, but we'll see....

POINTS : 156 (will make it up here and there, don't worry!)

TOTAL POINTS : 156

DICE ROLL : 3 I am using this dice roll for all three entries, not sure if we should roll separately or not (although I wouldn't mind, gives me more to comment on!).

Front Shot:

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p116/Nephilim_of_Sin/Gobbos/gobbos1.jpg

Side Shot:
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p116/Nephilim_of_Sin/Gobbos/gobbosside1.jpg



Next Month:
Skarsnik and Gobbla, in their old-school glory! (That is why there is a big space left in the movement, tray, in case you were wondering!)

Nephilim of Sin
11-09-2009, 09:05
ARMY : A Horse with No Name.... 2k Horse-heavy Tomb Kings

UNIT: 4 Scarab Swarms.

BACKGROUND/THEME: Watch this space later....

BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight from the blister...

PAINTING: White undercoat, Necron Abyss, a few highlights of Fortress Grey to Ghostly Grey, then a few washes of Badab Black. The beetles were then given a Mithril Silver highlight in parts, which was then washed with Thraka Green/Badab Black to give them a slight 'shimmer feel' (probably missing from the pics). Skeletons were Sepia, then Bleach Bone and Skull White. Sarcophagi were Snakebite leather, then mixes of Snakebite and Bleached Bone for highlights.

BASING: Added extra sand around the seems because I didn't notice the models had 'warped' a tad after painting, then this was done in one of the GW ways; Desert Yellow, Kommando Khaki, Bleached Bone, Skull White.

STILL TO DO: One of the skeletons needs some Devlan Mud done in on their eyes, but that will be is.

HIGHS: The models look exactly like the awesome artwork in the Army Book.

LOWS: The Models look exactly like the awesome artwork in the Army Book. These things were a pain to paint, but that was really my fault. I thought they would be easy to just drybrush, but there are loads of little details hidden in there that need to be picked out. Plus, I made the mistake of a Skull White undercoat, which set me back.


POINTS : 180

TOTAL POINTS : 180

DICE ROLL : 3

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p116/Nephilim_of_Sin/TK/tkswarms.jpg

NEXT MONTH: 3 Carrion and my Tomb Spider

Nephilim of Sin
11-09-2009, 09:07
ARMY : Mortals of Nurgle

UNIT: Publius Biliferous and Pox, Lvl 2 Nurgle Sorcerer and Familiar

BACKGROUND/THEME: While I don't have a Background worked out just yet, the theme of this entire army is to be thrifty. I had bought an army of ebay, sight unseen, only to find that the models were in fact already built, and the previous edition. Not wanting to spend any more than I had, I decided to update these guys the best way I could; Nurgle-fy them! Hopefully, I can turn trash into treasure with this army, and this Sorc. is the first effort in being thrifty.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Loads! The body is made from the fat Bretonian with the Archers, I believe. I shaved off all the heraldry to give him a more 'shapeless' robe. The head is actually a spare from the old Night Gobbo regiment, in reverse (so the open spot is what was glued to the neck join previously). I figured this gave the element that the face was hidden by the hood. The cloak is a spare from the Marauders, the arm from a Zombie, and the tentacles are from the Spawn set. This is a true kit-bash, and was loads of fun to make, even it was incredibly simple. I think it gives a mysterious element to the model, although I may in fact give him a scroll in this tentacle arm, not so sure yet.

Pox, the familiar, is the rider from the previous edition of the Carrion, which I will be using for my TK army. Thus, nothing wasted!

PAINTING: White Undercoat, then Devlan Mud and Thraka Green Washes. These were then highlighted with Camo green in thinned layers, until finally pure Camo Green was done on the edges. The cloak, belt, and straps were simply Snakebite leather-vermin brown-bleached bone with washes of Devlan Mud and Sepia. Don't like the cloak as much, but think I have worked out an alternative. The tentacles were washed with Leviathan Purple, then given Liche Purple up to H. Purple before given a thin wash in places. Overall, a quick and easy model to paint.

BASING: I wanted the base to have an element of ick, so I built up some sand (which is done the same as my NGs), but then used PVA glue in the recesses underneath to give the effect of a 'snail/slug' trail. This was then painted as my Orc skin from last years Tale, and given a couple of layers of Varnish. The grass was the horrible 'straw' from the previous Hero's basing kit, given a bleached bone/Skull white drybrush.

STILL TO DO: Nothing!

HIGHS: All of it. It was great fun to build, I think the execution worked, and it was great to experiment with the PVA. Plus, it was really quick with the washes for the cloak, which worked out very well, I think. This was probably my favorite out of this month's batch of minies.

LOWS: Not too sold on the cloak, but that is something that can be easily fixed in later steps. Also, I probably should have watered down the PVA instead of using it straight, but I think it actually worked better straight out. We'll see!

POINTS : 165

TOTAL POINTS : 165

DICE ROLL : 3


Front:

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p116/Nephilim_of_Sin/Chaos/Nurglesorc.jpg

Side:

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p116/Nephilim_of_Sin/Chaos/nurglesorcside2.jpg

Better Detail of 'Snail Trail':

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p116/Nephilim_of_Sin/Chaos/nurglesorcside.jpg

NEXT MONTH: 12 Chaos Warriors of Nurgle (the first half of what needs to be 'salvaged').

Braad
11-09-2009, 09:45
hello!! ive decided to join up with my ongoing O&G army, about 150 points a month, so hopefully 1500 over the year.

I had bought a really cheap Empire army, but decided to sell it for a profit and roll the sleeves up and finally give my O&G some respect.


Thats fine but you will need to either post 200 points a month in the mens division OR 100 points a month in the boys division .... we don't have a middle ground?

So, ghost, I guess you're out with you're empire then?

Regarding what Harry says, I'll just put you in the boyz section now. Personally I don't think it's that bad to post a bit over the 100 points... Just a nice way to earn a joker back now and then and have a slack month a few times.
You could also push on a bit, and try to reach for the honour of being a man!

@ Harry
I was thinking, I put people in the "laggin' behind" part when they we're short on points and used too many jokers. Maybe it's a good idea now to first put the people from "men's" to "boyz", and when they are still short put them out in "laggers"?

silverstu
11-09-2009, 10:15
@Harry and Doi- cheers guys- hopefully I'll get something done this weekend-I should have a bit of a break[oh and Doi the dice rolling idea was genius- makes feedback ALOT easier].

Harvey
11-09-2009, 15:04
Sorry for the late comments - BT Engineer is finally coming on Monday, so hopefully I should be back online soon.

Thanks everyone for the feedback, it's given me a lot to think about. I feel rather guilty commenting on people's work that is far far better than my own, but here goes:


Comments on those who rolled 1, apologies if I missed anyone:

@Harry (Empire) - Lovely bright painting - I don't normally like the combination of gold and silver, but it really works on that unit.

@Kraal_Lord_Of_Blood - I like the use of white on the champion's cloak, and the sorceror conversion is cool; very original.

@Ego Ninja - Cool little guys, they look very pestilent!

@Dino - The blue comes across amazingly - I've never tried adding colour to a metallic basecoat, but I'll certainly give it a go now.

@DeathCat147 - Spooky looking model. I really like the simplicity and lightness of the base - emphasises the dark and brooding look of the miniature even more.

@Giledan - Simple but very effective colour scheme, and the background made me chuckle.

@Dakkapantz - I think the painting of the halflings really suits the miniatures and I really like the tally marks on the haft of the pike.

@voiceofthewarp - I think you've done a brilliant job on the skin of the giant, and the blood spatter on the club looks very realistic.

@tristessa - Nice ornate looking bolt thrower.

@Fitzbaron - Good to see white used on dark elves. Great abs on the sorceress!

@n6u2k0e - I like the colour combinations on the cold ones, very fitting for the army.

@Khaine - That Engine of the Gods is awesome - a real feast for the eyes.

@Harry (Skaven) - The anvil base is fantastic - did you deliberately echo the metallics on the miniature to draw them together?

@Harry (BoC) - Love the attention to details like the head trophy and the mushrooms on the log.

@Malorian - Great together looking unit. I like the green and gold colour scheme a lot.

@Matrim_Cauthon (Empire) - Felix makes a great empire captain model, and fits really well with the rest of the unit. Vibrant colour scheme with great photos as well.

@Matrim_Cauthon (Dark Elves) - Love the glowing rune on the master's shield.

@pointyteeth - Really like the conversions of the trolls, it gives them a huge amount of character.

@TonyFlow - I love ranked up units with detachments like this. I like redbeard the standard bearer!

@StormCrow - Very menacing looking, like it.

@Revered Oldblood - Lovely blue that will contrast very well with your firey red theme later on.

@nkicik - Nice range of minis. The green, red and black colour scheme is striking and will work better and better as the model count increases.

@Avian - I really like the yellow, it's unusual but very in keeping with the model. Nice political fluff too.



Other stuff:

@Stonetroll - I love the barding on your BSB.

@fluffystuff - Those two stegadons are incredible! Can't wait to see them finished.

@ReaperOfSouls - Yes, they are interchangable, although I've misplaced one set of the braces that I pinned and then put somewhere very safe so I wouldn't lose them...

@Gargobot - The cannon barrel is boltgun drybrush all over followed by chainmail, with the detail drybrushed with mithril silver.

@Avian - I wanted to have a contrast between them, and came up with the name when I was thinking about the fluff for them, which steered my colour choice somewhat.

derv
11-09-2009, 21:53
Zujara (Tomb Kings) – I really like the textured look on the shields. How did you manage that? Good job overall, but a couple of minor gripes. The green is very bright on the banner top, though this may be the camera flash. Hollowing out the trumpet would also look very nice. I was given a good method for doing this in the last tale – just shout if you want it.

Zujara (Brets) – That’s some hardcore snow you have going on there, like it. If you can pull off snow footprints on the larger models it will look awesome! Nicely defined colours on this, I really like it.

Dino – Great paintjob, the gold has come out really nicely. Not a huge fan of the white stripes on the clothing though, it’s not often you see a clean dwarf! The beer almost makes up for it  Good to see the greenstuff master is back for another tale!

Fabius Bile – The metallic blue on the horse is lovely. Did you achieve this with a blue wash of some kind over normal metal? The banners are also very impressive – I’d love to see a bigger, close-up picture!

BigJon – I can’t help but feel the red are too ‘flat’, both on the lord and the jugger. Otherwise it’s a really nice model – I particularly like the rust effect on the juggers chainmail and the detail work on the base. Any chance of a better photo showing the base? As for the red, may I suggest highlighting up with a mix of red/bleached bone, and shade it with a brown wash such as Ogryn Flesh. I’ve struggled with reds for years and this just about works for me.

Discord – I must say I’m a hige fan of the blue horror models, they ooze character and you’ve done a fantastic job with the shading, very smooth and blended. I’m really looking forward to seeing how your army photos look in a few months time.

Smokemeakipper – Love the old classic models! Everything looks really good – I’d love to see a more detailed picture of the chariots. It looks like you put a lot of work in to both of them.

ReaperofSouls – I have massive respect for any Skaven painter – I’ve painted hundreds in the past and can’t bare to paint another one of them! The old style Rat Ogre really is a beautiful model and you’ve done it justice. Love the black and white Giant Rat, very original.

Idle Scholar – Great work on the fighting dogs! That’s one impressive amount of models for a month, well done.

Arobe – Is that water effects I see on the bases? They look very nice, but I’m left wishing for more, and better quality pictures. Feel free to post them!!!

Giant Dwarf – Very, very nice. You’ve pulled off the greens exceptionally well and it goes perfectly with the muted browns. Excellent work.

Death Korp – Someone needs a new camera! You’ve done a crazy amount of models – slow down or you’ll show us all up!!!

Nephilim of Sin (Goblins) – You’ve got the ‘dirty look’ thing cracked! I love how you’ve got a unified look in the unit, even though the colours differ from model to model. Looking forward to Skarsnik!

Nephilim of Sin (Tomb Kings) – Very nicely done. I usually hate “messy” basing with sand on the edges of the base, but it seems to suit the swarms perfectly. Good stuff!

Nephilim of Sin (Nurgle) – The glowing green face is just brilliant. Very unique models. I hope there are lots more conversions planned.




@ derv: The Sorceress looks amazing. Is the rider from Gamezone too or just the Pegasus? The Pegasus armour is the bit that draws my eyes the most (well female anatomy aside anyway...) which gives it a dangerous look to it. I definitely know what I’m to going to be copying when I get around to my sorceress on Pegasus.



You, sir, are crazy. I tried to comment on everyone’s work but gave up rather quickly when I saw we were already up to 10 pages. I’m nominating you for an award!

To answer your question, the whole model is from Gamezone. Despite hating the assembly of the model with a passion, it has really grown on me, so much that I have a few more Gamzone models in the pipeline for later in the tale. Watch this space!

You should check out the Gamezone models, they have a variety that you would probably like, including some very nice O&G stuff if you can bare any more of those snow bases 



@Derv - Interesting Dark Pegasus model. I don't know if it is just the way your photo came out, but to me the rider looks too healthy. IMVHO, Dark Elves should be paler - perhaps if the mount was darker, that might help?


I was planning on the Pegasus coming out darker than it did and ended up giving the whole thing a Badab Black wash. Although this worked to come extent it ruined much of the highlights I’d done so left it well alone after that. I am slowly improving on painting black though, which you’ll hopefully see when my Black Dragon is fininshed.


Fluffystuff – After your incredible Vampires last year I have been eagerly awaiting to see what you would come up with this time round. Simply amazing. You are a true professional and I’m always in total awe of your work. Very inspiring. I’ll be searching around for a plog from you after posting this and hope I find something!!!

Zujara
11-09-2009, 22:10
@derv: The shields were sprayed with some rough coat, and given fairly uneven coats of Khemri Brown to give it texture. As for the green it is brighter from the light source and I would love the method for hollowing out the trumpet! Hmm footprints in the snow, that's a good idea time to see if I can make it work.. I've been trying to devise a way to make the men at arms and archers have snow and ice on them too to make them look downtrodden, but so far no luck.

smokemeakipper
11-09-2009, 23:16
[QUOTE=Smokemeakipper – Love the old classic models! Everything looks really good – I’d love to see a more detailed picture of the chariots. It looks like you put a lot of work in to both of them.]

http://[IMG]http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/smokemeakipper/Image442.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/smokemeakipper/Image448.jpg

derv- the pictures were a bit pants last time, not much better this time, paint looks a bit rough up close though

BigJon
11-09-2009, 23:22
@Derv, I will take another pic for the next posting of the base and thanks for the
tip on painting red. It does not look as bad as the photo makes it look, the camera
seems to of washed it out somewhat.

derv
11-09-2009, 23:26
Love it. Those wolves are much better than the current ones GW are producing. The big scary dragon fits just right with the crazy goblins, can't beat it!

It's a really nice model, I'll have to try and find one on eBay and add it to my own O&G army...

BTW, you are using too many [IMG] tags in your posts. I think you have an extra tag in the URL for the first chariot which is why it's not showing up properly.

Queekvondrak
12-09-2009, 05:05
well this month reluctantly im pulling a JOKER:cries: i dont have a good reason why im terribly lazy got Thanqual's cloak and warpstone portions done so ill probably finish him this week end but its not the timelyness that I wanted so I'm puling the joker.

Next month: i dont know probalby just the first thing I grab out of the bits box most likely a warplightning cannon of some sort of gun if not then itll be my assassin

die roll: 2
note being that thier are some many people I'm srry if i miss you ill end up commenting atleast 4-5 times this tale but if don't its nothing personal

scheme: purple robes, grey fur, all weapons are made from warpstone

regrets: not being disciplined enough to finish
Upside: he has paint on him he looks good thus far and im not the only joker

best luck to all of you for the most part they all look good

Fabius Bile
12-09-2009, 11:48
Fabius Bile – The metallic blue on the horse is lovely. Did you achieve this with a blue wash of some kind over normal metal? The banners are also very impressive – I’d love to see a bigger, close-up picture!

Hi Derv, someone else asked me about the metallic blue, on the Empire support forum. I will paste my reply here also:


Originally Posted by Lord Dan

Fabius Bile- Obviously the tiger pelt is awesome, but I also enjoy the metallic blue effect of the horses' barding. How did you pull that off?

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn188/MotorheadMadman/P9120001.jpg


I used Polished Blue (one of the very old Citadel Metallics I've had since the early '90s) mixed with boltgun metal, about 2:1 on the barding. I am also using it on this months projects at a 1:2 ratio, which gives more of a blue steel effect, as you can see on the halberdier and great cannon. I'm going to experiment with ratios on the highlighting, and replacing the boltgun metal with mithril silver for the final highlight. I'm planning to use the same effect on my knights next month.


As for the close ups of the banner, here you go:
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn188/MotorheadMadman/Banner1.jpg
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn188/MotorheadMadman/Banner2.jpg

Doi
12-09-2009, 12:30
@Harry and Doi- cheers guys- hopefully I'll get something done this weekend-I should have a bit of a break[oh and Doi the dice rolling idea was genius- makes feedback ALOT easier].

A stroke of genius that doesn't help me it seems :p.


You, sir, are crazy. I tried to comment on everyone’s work but gave up rather quickly when I saw we were already up to 10 pages. I’m nominating you for an award!

To answer your question, the whole model is from Gamezone. Despite hating the assembly of the model with a passion, it has really grown on me, so much that I have a few more Gamzone models in the pipeline for later in the tale. Watch this space!

You should check out the Gamezone models, they have a variety that you would probably like, including some very nice O&G stuff if you can bare any more of those snow bases

Crazy seems to be the popular opinion :D.

I think I may have to delve into Gamezone's catalogue for a look I think. Though I have heard some of their models are a right pain in the ass to assemble.

More snow bases? Not a problem :p. Well I'd hope not, since it is my plan to do my Ork army for 40K on snow bases and I have no intention of stopping that army. Ever. Too many conversions I want to do!


@ Nephilim of Sin (Goblins): Now that is a heck of a Night Goblin unit. This army is going to go nicely alongside your Orcs from the last TOFP. I love the different shades on all of the cloaks; it adds some really nice variation while keeping them looking the same. The banner is also rather eye catching. And you have nothing to worry about with the skin highlights not showing up properly, it looks perfectly fine to my eyes. So how many more of these massive units have you got to go? 11 :p?

@ Nephilim of Sin (TK): Explain to me how exactly having those swarms look exactly like the awesome art work is a bad thing? I’m looking forward to seeing your skeleton scheme transferred to full units.

@ Nephilim of Sin (WoC): Looking good. The Night Gobbo head reversed was genius, though I think the bottom bit of the fabric could have looked better if it had been shaved down a little bit. It will be interesting to see how much treasure you can get from this ‘trash’. And I’m going to have to disagree and say that your Night Gobbos are your best bunch this month....


Doi

arobe
12-09-2009, 14:03
Hi all, this challange has been great so far.

Thanks for all the comment 3's sorry for having no write up with the pictures time has been against me last month as I needed to paint a 1750 fow army for a tourament.

Write up for my direwolves

these models are my first using Army Painter strong tone Dip and Necronic Flesh spray paint - quite happy with how they turned out. they did take a weekend to finish.

I sprayed the models with the Necronic flesh, picked out muscles with vallejo Cavalry Brown and Machrite Red, Bone with Blech bone and skull White high lights, fur Dark Field Grey and Astronomican grey - then dipped and sprayed matt anti shine to finish.

Bases do have water effect, GW sand painted black then graveyard earth and komando khaki and Karst tufts late fall. Notice the use od German paints and flocks from Flames of war range - this helped me finish both project last month.

My comments for the 3's

Derv

Great Pegasus - impressive stone tone on the elf (really like your houses in the background on the photos)

Zujara

Love the shields really give the unit that stong Egyption feel. Damsel look good too.

Dino

Nice clean painting - Green and red look great on the Dwarves.

Fabious Bile

Grand Master looks really good - the tiger skin really works for your theme, nice use of old GW paints.

Big Jon

Love the red armour on the champ, helps him stand out from the jugger which is very cool also btw.

Discords

Perfect bases IMO - cool mushrooms on the character - I've never really been into deamons cus I don't like using blue for skin but you've made them look good.


Smokemeakipper

Been a very long time since I've seen those models - I think they still look cool - nice clean paint job.

Reaper o Souls

I also prefer the older rat ogre to the new platic ones, really like you colour choices for the ratmen. Very high standard of painting but are you gonna wait for new models to finish the army?

Idle Scholar

Perfect! - I think the fighting dogs base was really well done - wish I thought of that! - the darker faces on the models really work well - I painted the dogs for my army first just to test out the dip and get them out of the way but your hounds look like a prefect start to your army.

Giant Dwarf

Great woodelves - I think the way watcher look great and there not even finished yet.


Nephilim of Sin

I finished a all night goblin army about a year ago and couldn't stand the thought of painting them black either - your look great.

Good luck all.\

Arobe

ReaperOfSouls
12-09-2009, 15:03
@Doi: Thank you. Originally I was considering adding now to the bases at a later stage, but they have kind of grown on to me in their simplicity as you say, so I think they will say as is. Can't really put my finge on what I dislike with the plastic ROgres. I think it might have to do with the way they lack the sharp, crisp details of the metal ones and rather are quite rounded, getting a more fatty look instead of the muscular metal ones.

@Fabius Bile: Thank you. Glad you like them. And as you say, there will be a load of them rats to paint.

@Idle Scholar: Yes, the cream and grey will be the main colour for the entire army. I was shooting for the same shade on the ratling gun and also the rat ogres, but it turned out a bit too yellow. Think I will go back to them and add some more bleached bone when I get time.

@bert n ernie: I am going for a quite similar tone of skin and fur as you say. Maybe it is a little too similar right now, might have to go back and give the skin another highlight to make it a bit brighter compared to the fur. We'll see :) And yes, those are the old metal packmasters. I made the mistake of painting them first, then I couldn't motivate myself to paint 2 plastic ones for the ogres right after. Old metal skaven rock!

@Harry: Well, I figured if I put in the effort to post on everyones work (and as early as possible in the month to cut it down a little ;)) the coming months will feel like a breeze if some people eventually drop off.

Regarding Queek, you are probably right. It is always nice to see several people's take on the same model. But I still think he will wait a few months. Have to try to knock out some rank and file now in the beginning before I lose the momentum.

@rhys60: Great! Looking forward to that group shot.

@Zujara: Thank you. Going for a rather muted and dirty look since that is how I envision skaven to be.

@Harvey: Ah, I feel your pain. I know all too well about these very clever, safe places to put things...

@arobe: I have some 2500 or so points of the rats already, so I am painting as much as I can before the new models hit. But I don't live under the illusion that I can avoid getting them when they come, or for that matter that my skaven will ever be completed... :p

Fitzbaron
12-09-2009, 18:05
Well guess its time for me to give feedback, and also give feedback on the feedback....

Ok then for all those that rolled a one (and quite a few of you there are, reminds me of my to hit rolls.

@Harry, Love the old models, and the simple paint scheme works great.

@Kraal_Lord_Of_Blood, Brillient conversions, looking forward to what you come up next with.

@Ego Ninja, The way you painted them helps bring out the character of the nuglings.

@Dino, Very bold painting, and like the work on the bases, gives the feel of them plowing through an empire line.

@DeathCat147, One of my fave models, great shading on the cloak.

@Giledan, Another clasic model, great job on the metalics

@Dakkapantz, HAAALLLFLINGGGGS.... KEWL

@voiceofthewarp, Well done on the skin tones, especially as the giant has a large area of skin to work with which makes it problmatic to get it correct.

@tristessa, another fellow dark elf. Grey skin tone, looking forward to see how that and the colour scheme works on rank and file.

@Fitzbaron, oh wait that's me....

@n6u2k0e, Brown saurus, different, want to see how this works on large units.

@Harry, Just wow, Queek's looking better then I remember.

@Harry, (again) you do like your metals, first empire, then skaven and now a beastman. The fact that you don't complicate the paint scheme makes them stand out models.

@Malorian, Are the bases finished, also a bit more highlight on the skin will improve them I think. But green and gold scheme works

@Matrim_Cauthon, What you doing there Felix, wheres your dwarf mate. Green bases, classic but cool.

@Matrim_Cauthon, The Dark Master, is nice, love the detail on the sheild.

@pointyteeth, The convert trolls look brill, better then GW does.

STOP RolLing oNess.....

@TonyFlow, to say your not sure on the colours, the work fine, keep at it, it will improve. I like how the yellow is done.

@StormCrow, Looking good,

@Revered Oldblood, if the base and the weapons are as good as the scales, well they will bound to be cool.

@Nefelenwen, The gold and green works well to bring the models out at you. Nice

@nkicik, Nice chariot, good to see variaty in boar colours.

@Avian, The champion is excellent, very John Blanche.

As to all the comments back at me, thanks. Its good to see that the white scheme and Dark elfs is liked.

Well done to every one who got something painted.

Dark Apostle
12-09-2009, 18:21
OK, I admit - I didn't get anything painted, and I thought to quietly slip away... But I will hang in, and hopefully even get my joker back during the comming months. So for now, some comments:

To everyone (I hope) that rolled a 4:

@MalusCalibur – The head swap for your lord looks great, and his sword looks suitably – er, green... I like it! The pose of the chaos warbride is way cool. You asked for thoughts on the pink highlights – I think they work perfectly fine, although a very thinned out layer of purple ink surely couldn´t do any harm. If you want to keep them this way you could also ponder doing them even thinner and sharper. Keep it up!

@Calibretto – Clean painting – this will surely look good on the table top. I like the effort you put into the bases. Maybe drill out the barrels (they look like they´re not at the moment) could be a fast sollution if you want to improve them further with minimal effort?

@Rhasget – Love your background – looking forward to see Raas´Kor! The scarlet skin of the hounds look really good. Blue tongues fit as well – and it´s not your fault that the fangs look ridiculous :-) Personally I'd try to tone them down (maybe paint part of them grey or even black to make them look smaller/neater?).

@MindTheGap – Clean painting and sober colours – pretty high standard for a gaming army. I can´t see how your lows are any lows – white, skin and eyes look great! Will be interesting to see what you´ll do with the woodland scenics. Some writing on the warrior priests parchment would be ace as well. Keep painting to this standard and you'll have a stunning force.

@Dr.Mole – Great glowing eyes. Personally I love that treeman mini, I have very keen memories from the first time I painted it myself. But don't worry, I'll not tell him his up for a possible retirement :-)

@EmperorNorton – Cool – I really like the two bearded guys inthe mortar crew – looks like they're singing some bawdy song on the top of their lungs (The ball and pole-thing are helping with this impression as well). White looks fine, will be interesting to see the bases done. Maybe you'll want to add some warm colour to the palette (for details, feathers etc.) to get some nice contrasts?

@8bitMummies – I like the gritty style, very fitting. Nice conversion using the orc arms! The inclusion of old, metal gors is a nice addition as well.

@EmperorNorton - ”Greatswords” look good, although mostly grey/metallic. Will probably look even better with proper bases. Don´t attempt to do eyes if you don´t want to – they look good as is. Maybe some wording on the banner though?

@Inquisitor Pariah – A solid paint job. It´s hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like the skin of the cold ones could benefit from a dark wash.

@basilbrush – I admire you and everyone else that are taking one skelletons. I would probably be bored to death before i got even one row finished... Hard to really see the paintjob in the picture (flash?), but it looks solid enough to look great on the table top. Green base edges makes me nostalgic...


Honourable mentions goes to:
@Stonetroll – insane details on the shields!

@Discord – electrical!

@Dakkapantz – Nice conversions and stunning painting!

@Voice of the warp – golden daemon! Nice blood splatter on the tomb stone-club!

@Dwarfohold13 – I'll forgive you for the sword anytime just because of the awsome work with that banner!

@Doi – Superb ogres! Give the one with blue pants some white stripes and voilá – Obelix! Add a small dog to finsih it off (and maybe a boar or two:-) Oh, and the metallics look fantastic.

@Saltpapa – hillarious cannon crew

@Nephilim of Sin – Love the sorceror!


And to the rest of you JOKERS: Don´t give up! Hang in there! Get painting!

cheers

/DA

tristessa
12-09-2009, 21:50
Rightio! Time for my comments on all the @1's! Great stuff this month, really enjoyed seeing everyone get underway. Thanks to everyone who has commented on my meagre bolt thrower. Fielded it today and watched it butcher almost an entire regiment of Black Orcs.

In reply to comments, yes, I've gone for a grey skin tone, ala warcraft elves (not that I'm a huge fanboy, just fancied a cold colour to represent their cold hearts). It definitely needs some refinement, so expect me to progress this concept over the months... I promise to post bigger photos next month!


From the top:

@Harry: Wow, this are excellent! Love these old models; reminds me of facing my dads empire army back in the heady days of 1995! Great paintjob too, bright and crisp! Lovely regimental style!

@Kraal_Lord_Of_Blood: Excellent username that, and as befits such a name, your champion looks hard as nails! Great work. Love the sorcerer conversion too!

@Ego Ninja: Nurglings! Aww, man they're cute. Smelly, but strangely cute! They look just like they should. Good work!

@Dino: Love the colourscheme! Very dynamic!

@DeathCat147: Love this model! Got one planned for my army too! Love the paintjob too, really striking and sinister!

@Giledan: Another great choice of model (a lot of people seem to have painted models I love!). Classic Tzeentch too! Love it!

@Dakkapantz: These are so cool! Go Halflings! The paintjob is amazing too! Really top notch!

@voiceofthewarp: Giant! Yeah! The skintone is amazing and this model looks really really good. Love how bright and vibrant the colours are!

@Bluesabre: Great work on your dark elves! I must try harder! Loving Malus!

@Fitzbaron: Loving the white on these. Toyed with the idea of doing that myself for my RxBows, but might be too much work! Great stuff!

@n6u2k0e: Love the darker saurus! Good work!

@Harry: Great stuff again! Mr Headtaker was one of the first models I remember painting as a young person. But yes, great model, great painting! Love the base too.

@Harry: And again, great work sir. You say he should be grubbier, but I like his crisp nature. Some beasts need to be dressed smart, surely?

@Malorian: Love the colour scheme! Go green - it's rich and deserving of such proud dwarves.

@Matrim_Cauthon: Yay WoT! Also yay your models, for these are excellent! Great to see the old Felix model!

@Matrim_Cauthon: Loving these dark elves. The master looks very good! Truly scary! In a good way!

@pointyteeth: Simply awesome! Love the painting, love the conversions!

@TonyFlow: Excellent! Vibrant yellow - the hardest of all colours to make vibrant!

@StormCrow: Go black guard! Excellent - really inspiring for when I'll do mine. Dark and moody as they should be!

@Revered Oldblood: Great work! Can't believe it'll be your first finished unit! Looks like the work of a seasoned veteran!

@Nefelenwen: Love these models! Love this paintjob too!

@Harvey: May your cannon never blow up! Looks great. Hope you find your basing materials soon!

@nkicik: Waaagh! Awesome - nice to see some red back on the orcs, like the way what it waz. Good stuff!

@Avian: Loving that yellow! Really rich tone and smooth too!

Hurrah! I hope I haven't left anyone out. Suffice to say, I'm really inspired now. Can't wait to see what everyone has ready for next month!

nkicik
12-09-2009, 23:37
Ok some comments and replies then.

@ Harry - Nice old models for the greatswords, really clean and crisp paint job, they should look really good when you paint the rest and have them all ranked up.
- love the skaven warlord, the models a fave of mine, the paintjob is good and the base is excellent!
- nice mini again for the beasts and again I like what you've done with the base, very in character with the army.

@ Kraal_Lord_Of_Blood - Love the sorcerer conversion it looks really striking, the red on the exhalted's armour looks like it could be a little think maybe though?

@ Ego Ninja - who doesn't love Nurglings! Why so many though?

@ Dino - very bright and almost cartoony in a good way, the bases really stand out as well.

@ DeathCat147 - nice start, very characterful paintjob on the face and the bases look good.

@ Giledan - nice and crisp, really like your white and the colours are all very well defined.

@ Dakkapantz - cool models, like the paint scheme and you have to like Halflings, the weathervane standard is a particular highlight :)

@ voiceofthewarp - Absolutely stunning, my pick of the bunch I reckon though I may be being influenced by it being a giant! I'm particularly impressed by the skin, conistantly good over a large area.

@ tristessa - slightly dark pics but looks like a really good start, looking forward to seeing more.

@ Fitzbaron - looks to be a good start to the force, nice metallic purple you've got there.

@ n6u2k0e - nice and cartoony, it looks like the paint may be a little thick in places though maybe? Nice to see non blue lizzies.

@ Malorian - that's an insane amount for 1 month! How many points is that? Are we going to start seeing some pictures in your bat reps then?

@ Matrim_Carthon - nice paint job on the empire guys, nice colors excecuted well but are they dipped? It makes their faces look a little glossy. I'm not sure about the green base edges either, I think they generally look better brown.
- the dark elves are really clean and smart particularly the xbows who look really good together, again not a fan of the base edge but it looks better with the darker green.

@ pointyteeth -cool to see a bit of a different army and there are some really nice concversions there, very chaotic.

@ Tonyflow - they look really good as a unit particularly the unified bases which really add something.

@ Stormcrow - nice and grim and dark looking as excecutioners should be really.

@ ReveredOldblood - nice start they should look good when they're finished. I'd go with flint or obsidian for the spear tips, black should look good.

@ Nefelenwen - very striking scheme

@ Harvey - nice background. Good start on the painting but they look like they could benefit from a wash or two.

@ Silverstu - boo! Was looking forward to seeing your stuff. You better come up with something particularly good next month to make up for it!

@ Avian - Nice unique scheme, I remember your stuff from last year, he almost looks like an imperial fist! Goes well with the unit.

And some replies to the comments I've received, I've got to say they really have got me fired up to get some more done, thanks guys.

@ Smokemeakipper - yeah I've painted another since then and it looks much better with a brown wash, I'll post it later in the tale. I've a few more golden oldies to come yet!

@ Doi - thanks. I've not got as many as I'd like as I've not gone out to get them they're just some leftovers I dug out the other day which managed to avoid being given away when I gave up the hobby 10 years ago (as you may have noticed, it didn't last)

@ Avian - Ha, I hadn't realised they were from WQ till you mentioned it but it's jogged my memory now! The guy with the big axe is just a random citadel orc I had as a kid, I have a couple of archers that look very similar which I'm going to paint up as extra chariot crew or maybe bullies at some point. I can't remember what they were sold as though.

@ Harvey - thanks, I certainly hope so!

@ Fitzbaron and tristessa - thanks very much guys.

I can't beleive how many 1's there were! I think at least half the people seemed to have rolled 1's! I'm re-rolling if it happens again next month! :p

Dino
13-09-2009, 03:09
Right on to the comments. 1 and 3.

@Harry: Very cool looking reiksguard. Always so simple yet great looking great. Skaven and wargor looks great as well.

@Derv: Love the sroceres. Can't wait to see what dark elves you paint up this year.

@Krall_lord_of_blood: Like the paint job on the hero. Sorcerer looks simple but interesting.

@Ego Ninja: Very nice work on the nurglings.

@Zujara: Like the look of the undead. Very simple yet boney. Damsel looks great as well.

@DeathCat147: Nice and simple conversion on the assasin.

@Fabius Bile: Like the empire stuff. Really like the grand master out of the two. Tiger skin looks great.

@BigJon: Very cool looking chaos hero.

@Discord: Very cool loking daemons. Horrors are awsome and herald looks very nice. Think the disc looks a little to small.

@Giledan: Very nice sorcerer.

@smokemekipper: Like the chariots and bolt thrower. Very old looking models but very nice looking ones.

@Dakkapantz: Like the paint job a lot. Can't wait to see what you paint up next.

@Voiceofthewap: Like the giant man. Hope to see some of the empire army next month.

@Bluesabre: Very nice paint job on Mal. I need to paint one of those up for my bro. Keep up the great work.

@tristessa: Very nice bolt thrower.

@ReaperOfSouls: Very nice skaven. Always loved those slimey ratmen. The rat ogres expecially. Can't wait to see what you add to this army.

@Fitzbaron: Like the dark elves. Simple yet good.

@n6u2k0e: Like the lizardmen. Skins different from what I paint but looks good.

@Malorian: Love the Longbeards. Very cool loking. Like the thunderers and cannon as well.

@Matrim_Cauthon: Very nice. The yellows look really nice. Dark elves look nice as well.

@pointyteeth: Like the trolls. Very different but very nicely painted.

@Tonyflow: Like the averlanders. A very cool looking unit. Nice work.

@Stormcrow: Nice dark elves man keep up the great work.

@Revered Oldblood: Like the lizardmen. Hope to see the bases soon.

@Nefelenwen: Like the Ushabtie. Hope to see more soon.

@Gaint Dwarf: Nice wood elves. HA!HA! Wood. Never had much luck with white primer. You make it seem so easy.

@Harvey: Like the cannons. Keep it up.

@nkicik: Nice paint job on the greenskins. Keep it up man.

@Death Korp: Army is bigger then I thought it would be. Looking great so far. Can't wait to see what you add to it.

@Avion: Nice work on the hero and hounds. Can't wait to see all those characters youre gonna paint.

@Nephilim of Sin: Nice job on the night goblins, scarab swarms, and nirgle sorcerer. Really like the nurgle sorcerer out of all of those.

WOW! That was a lot. Next month i'm just keeping it on dive roll for all my fantasy stuff.

C-Coen
13-09-2009, 10:11
The 5’s I found…:

Ego Ninja: You, sir, really are brave.. painting eyes on even the lowly soldiers!
stonetroll: Great basing! I don’t even want to know how long the freehand took you, but let’s just say it was worth the time. The BSB banner looks excellent, nice dark red with contrasting white.
Leonathion: Nice colour on those Lizards, really like the banner as well.
Schmacker: Interesting colours, and you’re brave for starting out with the cheap stuff.
Alathir: Close-ups please! They look nice from on that pic, love the consistency in theme.
Vam2tic: NMM is one pretty awfull technique to work with, takes a lot of time to get it done. Especially the gold looks nice already!
rhys60: Nice & gritty M@A, great work on the shields as well.
kingreidos: The pale colours work really well, also some nice blood effects. Looking forward to those ghoul-bats!
Super Mario: The grey looks great, as does the dark skin tone.
Doi: I really like the normal skin colour on those Ogres, very nice.
Orcbane: Great painting on those gems!
hairypig: Nice work on those skellies, I like the basing.
fluffystuff: Excellent painting on the horns, the skin also looks great!
warflag: Those are some very nice models, good stuff!
Sully: Great use of bitz and nicely painted as well!

Others which caught my attention:
Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull: That is one sweet doom diver!
Dakkapantz: Go Halflings!
voiceofthewarp: One of the best giants around, truly excellent painting
dwarfhold13: . . .
. . .
that’s a lot of stuff you’re doing there. An awfull lot, and still such a quality. How?
pointyteeth: nice clean painting style, the conversions are very nice.

Comments on comments: Thanks!
And more words to…
Doi: Thanks for reminding me how nice that scheme could be on a big block of Saurus guys.. I don’t even want to think of the time it will cost!
Alathir: Yeah, I’m not exactly sold on these steeds, I may get other mounts in the future (which is another reason why I didn’t glue the riders in place). However, these always manage to remind me of the fact they have a special rule called ‘stupidity’..! :p
Reaperofsouls: Well.. yes indeed!

By the way, I think it’s amazing how so many people rolled a ‘1’! Just shows the luck of many gamers, I guess...

Rhasget
13-09-2009, 10:34
@Rhasget – Love your background – looking forward to see Raas´Kor! The scarlet skin of the hounds look really good. Blue tongues fit as well – and it´s not your fault that the fangs look ridiculous :-) Personally I'd try to tone them down (maybe paint part of them grey or even black to make them look smaller/neater?).


/DA

There's an early wip of Raas 'Kor in my plog. I'm kinda leaning towards making the fangs more worn. But I'll wait to see how they look as a group in the army when more units are done. If the teeth light up lika a beacon then I definitely will redo them:D

Doi
13-09-2009, 10:58
@Doi – Superb ogres! Give the one with blue pants some white stripes and voilá – Obelix! Add a small dog to finsih it off (and maybe a boar or two:-) Oh, and the metallics look fantastic.

He does kind of look like Obelix doesn't he. I think I might be able to get a more faithful conversion into my next unit though (and I should have a dog kicking around I could use...). I don't fancy trying to paint the white stripes over this Ogre's blue pants :p.


Doi: I really like the normal skin colour on those Ogres, very nice.

Doi: Thanks for reminding me how nice that scheme could be on a big block of Saurus guys.. I don’t even want to think of the time it will cost!

Thanks. I'm glad I could serve as a reminder :D.


Doi

Elazar The Glorified
13-09-2009, 14:28
Right, here we go!


The High Rollers! (6s)

@Shiodome: The Dryads look great. The effect on the Wardancers swords is lovely and I like the freehand tattoos you’ve done.

@Warlord Ghazak Ghazhkull: Love the Doomdiver conversion in particular. It’s very easy to imagine a team of Goblins stumbling upon a cannon and one of the doomdiver mentality wanting to climb in and see what happens!

@Fechik: The Lizards look good. I like the bases. You should maybe try some gloss varnish or water effect to make the water on the bases pop a bit more.

@Thijs van Osch: Lovely Night Gobbos. They look really well painted. I like the darker effect the blue gives them.

@Bluesabre: Malus looks lovely. The Gold looks very rich on him and the Black Guard Standard Bearer looks brilliant.

@Lord Obsidianus: Brilliant conversion for the Dark Riders, they look great and the added chain really completes the models and seems very in keeping with the Dark Elf theme.

@Lt Dougheim: Well I really love your Halfling army and your Steam Tank doesn’t disappoint. Maybe it’s sad of me but I particularly love the chickens…! Hehe.

@D35t03r: Lovely Night Gobbo. I feel your pain on Space Hulk hehe. Mine is calling out to me all the time and stopping me from painting what I should be!

@Necoho: That’s a lovely unit of skelly-bones. The colours look great and you get extra kudos for them belonging to Heinrich Kemmler’s undead horde. One of my favourite characters in Warhammer, harking back to my days as an Undead general when it was still the one list... Nostalgia over…

@someone2040: Nice Dogs of War. I particularly like the conversion you did to make your paymaster. Very simple but completely changes the tone of the mini in a very fitting and effective way.

@Krzyek: Brilliant minis and you look to have given them a worthy paint job. Would love to see slightly better pics of them so I could make out the detail a bit better.

@Saltpapa: Lovely retro dwarfs and a great paint job!



The Too Hard To Ignore

@Harry: Love the old Reiksguard minis, they make fine Greatswords. Nicely painted to boot!
The Skaven Warlord is brilliant and the anvil for the base really makes him an imposing character. Which is quite an achievement for a rat! Hehe
The Wargor you’ve painted is one of my favourite Beastmen minis. He just exudes an air of menace and I love that. I do agree that maybe he should look a little grubbier.

@Ego Ninja: The faces on the crew look awesome, very well done!
Your Nurglings look particularly grotty, which is great

@Zujara: I really love the colour scheme for your Tomb Kings. The green in particular looks gorgeous. Also, I’m sure I commented on the WIP for your Damsel but I love her hair, it looks great.

@Stonetroll: The freehand on your Bretonnians is just crazy good! I’m insanely jealous of that, they look stunning!

@Gargobot: I’ve already commented in your Plog about these but they’re stunning. I couldn’t scroll through these pages and overlook them when they’re amongst the best minis here. I love the crews and you’ve clearly gotten the hang of painting your colour scheme now as the shading is faultless. Top stuff!

@MindTheGap: There are some beautifully talented Empire painters here. These look great. The faces are brilliant. Love the Warrior Priest it’s a great mini with a lovely paintjob.

@Voiceofthewarp: Wow! The skin on the giant is absolutely sublime. Very impressive stuff! And the Tartan effect, that’s some breathtaking painting right there!

@Dwarfhold: That’s a lot of painting! Your Dwarfs are particularly impressive. The Altar looks great but that has to be one of the best units of Slayers I’ve seen. They look sublime. Great stuff!

@Stormcrow: I love this colour scheme on the Dark Elves. It’s very dark and simple and that to me makes them seem twice as threatening. Can’t wait to see an army painted out the same way. Love the fluff as well!

@Doi: The ogres look brilliant the shading on the skin is great and the weathering on the metal is brilliant. Very impressive stuff.

@Emperor Norton: I love the Teutogen Guard minis and you’ve given them a lovely paint job. I love the banner too.

@Fluffystuff: Seriously Stunning Stegadons Batman! Sorry, couldn’t help myself!



The Chaos Players

Realised I started linking everyone to the Chaos Support group individually then thought it'd be easier to post the link here! (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213554)

@Kraal: I’ve already commented in the Summoning (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213554) thread but these are both cool minis. I especially love the conversion for the sorcerer. You’ve managed to make a really characterful mini there.

@Dino: Brilliant Marauder Horsemen. They might not be Chaos but your Dwarves deserve a mention, they look stunning and the simple conversions look great!

@MalusCalibur: Check out The Summoning (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213554), it’s the Chaos Support thread for the tale. The converted hero is great and I love that you’ve clearly put some effort into her background, down to her gifts and items. That sort of attention to detail gets my vote!

@Big Jon: Same goes for you as went for MalusCalibure about The Summoing (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213554)! Hehe. Really like the Jugger, it looks great in the brass colour!

@Discord: The blues you’ve painted are very Tzeentchy and look great.

@Rhasget: Love the background and the Flesh Hounds look great. Looking forward to seeing you expand on this!

@Noeste: You know I love these guys. Not really a great deal more I can say except that everyone else will be gob-smacked by what you’re working on for next month as they’re looking stunning so far!

@Giledan: Humerous background and a lovely looking mini.

@Verminmistress: Lovely Chosen. The purple looks brilliant on these minis. Looking forward to seeing another Slaaneshi Warband growing strong!

@8bitMummies: I like your Beastmen, they have a really gritty feel to them and you’ve painted quite a bit in this last month by the looks of it. Will be great to see them when you have the whole herd!

@Pointyteeth: I’ve already said about your trolls but I can say it again. They look great and you already know which one is my favourite! :D

@IdleScholar: Love the scheme for the Hounds, looks great, but I especially love the little mini diorama of the fighting dogs.

@Avian: Looks good, he really looks the part in the unit of marauders, the shield is a nice touch just to personalise him.


Replies to comments


@Doi: Thanks, the second one is currently pencilled in for December on my plan so that I will have regained my enthusiasm for Hellcannons. I love the one I’ve done but it was hard work and I’m looking forward to painting a few troops in between!

@Fechik: Thank you. Glad you like the melted snow by the furnace.

@Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull: Thanks!

@Krzyek: Thanks for the comment. The picture of the crew is far from brilliant but the shading on the purple is much better in the flesh. Will have another look at it though.

@Shiodome: Yep, cold pretty covers it! Thanks!

@Gargobot: Thank you again! 

@Someone2040: Thanks. Well the pink is a colour that’s only really been used on the Hellcannon so far in my army just to try and give it a more organic feel. The colour scheme has been more bone, brass/gold and the odd bit of purple but I’ll do my best to convince you that light can be grim too! :D

@Pointyteeth: Thank you!

@Reaperofsouls: Thanks, the base is probably my favourite bit so glad it’s liked!

@Lord Obsidianus: Thank you. I’m getting the hang of getting the bone coloured armour painted quite quickly now. Just as well if I’m going to keep to my plan in the Tale!

Discord
13-09-2009, 16:16
Time for threes!

derv, shame it was so hard to assemble, I'm keen on a few Gamezone minis myself... Lots of coolness in that company. Although that sorceress might get a bit cold while flying around barechested. :p

Zujara, I'm definitely not envious for having to paint hordes and hordes of skeletons. But you did that well. The damsel has a bit too many main colours to my liking, but I guess that goes with bretonnia.

Dino, that's definitely beardy. ;)

Fabius Bile, I'm not sure a knight panther would wear a tiger cloak... Although confusing his opponents might give him an edge in challenges!

BigJon, nice jugger, but the armour trims look a tad strange in red. Black might've gone well with the brass. Not that you should change it on my account. :)

smokemeakipper, very colourful chariot, I assume that's the one with the shaman. The bolt thrower is cute, but that gunner kind of looks like he should be manning a cannon instead. Or is that a cushioned spear?

ReaperOfSouls, ouch, that's the problem with painting skaven, those big regiments just never seem to get finished. But the rat horde looks neat, I especially like that you've stuck two rats per base here and there, makes it a lot more swarmy.

Idle Scholar, that reminds me of the Lion King. Now do Scar to lead them and count him as Scyla or something. ;)

arobe, oh no, another painter with twenty doggies! I sense a theme forming here. That's quite an effort.

Giant Dwarf, great elves you got there. Not necessary to invent strange themes if you can do the basic green that well.

Death Korp, looks a bit confusing with all the other models. Are you continuing an earlier tale, perhaps? I agree on the hounds, there seems to be a nasty gap between the two halves. Good thing I'm in no rush to assemble the ones I got in a battalion box.

Nephilim of Sin, that's an insane amount of goblins, good job! Liking the little familiar thing, too. Although I'd probably have left him on the carrion just for the oldschool factor, silliness and all. :angel:

Glad to hear people liked the horrors, because now I notice I still haven't started painting for this month! Got most of the mold lines cleaned and that's it. Hopefully I don't have to pull a joker or do some random character instead of more troops.

Super Mario
13-09-2009, 17:27
Here is what Septembers work is looking like at the moment. I've changed the recipe for the yellows to make it less zingy. THey're closer to the cold, early morning light look that I would like to achive.

I'm not listed on the roster on page 1 yet. That's no major thing though.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h255/cheeseandchives/DSC01772.jpg

Dino
13-09-2009, 17:36
Here's my work so far for this month.
Thunderers
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture428.jpg

Dragon Ogre
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture425.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture426.jpg

Should have them done for this month easily. May want to pick it up on the thunderers though.

InFlamesWeTrust
13-09-2009, 19:28
Hey you guys! Sorry for de late post, but better late than never right? :rolleyes:

1) Dryads. Twelve of 'em to be exact.
This month: 144 points
Total: 144 points
2) I know, I know.. Thats just 144 points, but that's all a busy life could do this month.
3) Dice roll 3
4) PICS!

http://img27.imageshack.us/i/dsc0008jd.jpg/
http://img16.imageshack.us/i/dsc0013co.jpg/

LiamTaylor
13-09-2009, 20:36
Hi all, sorry for the very delayed post, I've had the models done since the first - honest :angel: but just havnt been able to photo them.

However tomorrow i should get a chance to do this so hopefully they will be up.

I shoudl have 2 units of 10 skeletons w/ hand weapons and shields done so exactly 200 points, will do the dice rolling and commenting when I put my pics up.

Liam

Anvilbrow
14-09-2009, 02:21
Well, I have an update for September. I have assembled the entire army for the project and have it displayed here. I plan to undercoat the whole thing once I finish gravelling the bases. This is important because here in Seattle, priming during the rainy season can be difficult. Then I'll get started on a few test models for the Hobgoblins and Dwarfs.

Dice roll: 2

FLUEVOG
14-09-2009, 02:35
This weekend was gorgeous Anvil, so no excuses! Where's the pig?

Aaron

pointyteeth
14-09-2009, 05:47
Anvilbrow, thats a beauty of an army. I'm excited to see it painted!

Doi
14-09-2009, 12:00
@Doi: Thanks, the second one is currently pencilled in for December on my plan so that I will have regained my enthusiasm for Hellcannons. I love the one I’ve done but it was hard work and I’m looking forward to painting a few troops in between!

Well then consider your name already on my 'Watch out for them in December' List. You're also on my 'Make them pay for making me wait until December' List too :p. Though I'm sure I'll be perfectly enthralled by whatever you bring out in the mean time.


@ Super Mario: Looking good, I think the 'less zingy' yellow really suits the grey robes. Can't wait to see them finished.

@ Dino: Nice work so far. How do you manage to paint so many different projects at the one time? I cant really concentrate on more then one unit at a time when I'm painting. Assembling is another story, but more then one painting project gets tough. I have to finish the set of models I'm working before I start the next.

@ InFlamesWeTrust: Good work. You're army looks like it might be one of the few that the plain static grasses suit, much like Braad's O&G. It will be interesting to see how it takes shape over the whole army.

@ Anvilbrow: Can't wait to see those Chaos Dwarves painted up.


So I still haven't made a start on this month's Ogres :angel:. I've got two weeks off coming up though, so everything should all work out. I hope!


Doi

dwarfhold13
14-09-2009, 14:40
Well, I have an update for September. I have assembled the entire army for the project and have it displayed here. I plan to undercoat the whole thing once I finish gravelling the bases. This is important because here in Seattle, priming during the rainy season can be difficult. Then I'll get started on a few test models for the Hobgoblins and Dwarfs.

Dice roll: 2

i'm still jealous.. and maybe even more now! gah!
can't wait to see it all colorful.. do you have a scheme yet? or are you going with the classic bright but evil?

DarkstarSabre
14-09-2009, 17:36
Ok.

So I jokered my first month. Wound up doing that whole painting competition thing to be pipped at the end and things got muddled.

So this month, I've finally sat down and started doing things.

Gentlemen. I give you...

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f158/FleaMarkTwo/To40kP/Assorted0006-1.jpg

SAURUS!

Ok, so it's 5 of them. 5 more of them are WIP and then I get to do the shields. Fairly dark looking but hey, at least they're not blue or green. For a change.

Braad
14-09-2009, 20:44
Pfoei... I'm so busy. Shooting zombies and stuff...

I guess I'm inclined to officially joker now. :(
Bad start, I know.

It's not that I did nothing though. I've put quite a bit of greenstuff on my savage orc wyvern and converted the warboss, and assembled and greenstuffed some more models. And ofcourse hours and hours of keeping track who's in and out of the tale :p
Just no painting...

I'll try for a WIP pic one of these days.

EmperorNorton
14-09-2009, 20:50
Okay, here are some comments from me.
First, all the people who rolled the best number, this is 4 you:

@8bitMummies: First month and it’s beginning to look like an army already. I like the bases of your hounds, the big rock gives them a dynamic touch. Do you have another picture of the Ogre from a different angle?

@basilbrush: The basing on your skellies confuses me a bit, as I find something darker and more brooding goes better with the undead theme.
Interesting effect on the Sphinx, I like that very much.

@Calibretto: The colour scheme looks very good and after my own try I have a newfound appreciation for your bravery to paint that much white.

@Dr. Mole: Lovely old Treeman, like him better than the new model. The glowing effect looks good to me, especially since it’s not only the eyes, but also the rune on the waystone.

@MalusCalibur: That Cold One has a nice colour and I like the conversion you have done for your Exalted Champion, as I’m not really fond of the mini it is based on, but the changes you have made are great.

@MindTheGap: To be honest, after seeing your pictures I didn’t even want to post mine for a while, but instead of being discouraged I decided to take your stuff as an example of what to aim for. If I don’t get drafted into the military, that is, because your pointing crewman seems to say ‘I want you for Middenheim army!’

@Rhasget: I have to admit I did not read the background (I rarely do), but I enjoyed looking at your hounds. Their teeth might be a tad too white, at least in the pictures it’s extremely bright. I’d expect some blood and gore rather than a look like they brush after every meal.


If I missed anybody, I apologize.
On that note, can we maybe agree to post our numbers in a specific colour so it's easier to spot them?


Some others I felt like commenting on:

@derv: Good job on the sorceress. I have that model as well and she is so tiny and delicate.

@Doi: The skin on your Ogres looks exactly like I want it to look on mine.

@dwarfhold13: Anvil, and Lizards and Slayers! Oh my! So much stuff, and it’s all looking great. I especially love the Slayers; the expression on the Troll is marvellous.

@Giledan: How could you resist the urge to paint his face like Rorschach?

@Harry: That Skaven surfing on a venerable Anvil of Doom will get you entered in the Dammaz Kron for sure. Well, it hurt my dwarfish pride, at least.

@pointyteeth: Those Chaos Trolls are fantastic. To the point that I want to nick the conversion idea.

@Shiodome: Cool tats on the Wardancers. I like the way you have done the base on that Dryad.

@stonetroll: Still not a fan of the lance attached to the horse like that, but your painting is fantastic. The work you have done on the peasant’s shields is incredible.

@voiceofthewarp: That Giant is out of this world. I have a bit of a Giant fetish (currently own 5), but after seeing yours I’ll never look at them the same. Now get cracking on the Empire stuff, I’m looking forward to be awed.


I'll see that I answer to the comments left for me and post some WIP pictures before the week is through.

Rhasget
14-09-2009, 21:08
@Rhasget: I have to admit I did not read the background (I rarely do), but I enjoyed looking at your hounds. Their teeth might be a tad too white, at least in the pictures it’s extremely bright. I’d expect some blood and gore rather than a look like they brush after every meal.


That's what most comments have been about (the white teeth that is). I'm not sure what to do with them yet though. Painting them bleached bone would make them look like the horns. Maybe a splatter of blood or a grey drybrush/wash or something. Will do something with them before the end of the tale.
I didn't expect many to read the background, most ppl are after the piccies:rolleyes:

dwarfhold13
15-09-2009, 06:00
whoo hoo! WIP pics, and tomorrow i'm home free.. getting stitches out from my latest accident
anyway.. here we are: i've actually finished some of these and forgot to take pics in the process so i'm going to post teasers. you'll have to wait for the whole picture!
Empire: 3 knights of averland.. what i'm working on now.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/gibsn1960/TOFPEmpire7.jpg
Lizards: i wrapped these up for this month, i know its cheap, but hey man.. i'm painting with a limp! these are still a WIP because i have to put a final highlight on the skinks
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/gibsn1960/TOFPLizard11.jpg
Dwarfs: just a little teaser, but all add up to 200 points.. bet you can't guess who the shield is :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/gibsn1960/TOFPDwarf6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/gibsn1960/TOFPDwarf8.jpg
and last but certainly not least... another teaser
Slayers: you can look back and find out what these are, if you can't already tell by the handle-less axes
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/gibsn1960/TOFPslayer10.jpg

Enjoy!

shabbadoo
15-09-2009, 07:07
That must be either Runelord Bond's shield, or it is one of the Ratpack Shieldbearer shields(Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop) who hold aloft Dwarf Lord Sinatra.

EmperorNorton
15-09-2009, 07:31
.. bet you can't guess who the shield is :)


I'm fairly certain it's Dwarf Queen Helga.

Doi
15-09-2009, 10:30
Pfoei... I'm so busy. Shooting zombies and stuff...

I guess I'm inclined to officially joker now.
Bad start, I know.

It's not that I did nothing though. I've put quite a bit of greenstuff on my savage orc wyvern and converted the warboss, and assembled and greenstuffed some more models. And ofcourse hours and hours of keeping track who's in and out of the tale
Just no painting...

I'll try for a WIP pic one of these days.

Keeping track of the TOFP and keeping us safe from the zombie invasion? I'm surprised you even have time to do that greenstuff work :p. Hope we can see something from you this month.


On that note, can we maybe agree to post our numbers in a specific colour so it's easier to spot them?

I didn't have any trouble myself, but it is a good idea nonetheless. Would a colour be better or a more regimented place where it is to go in your post?


@Doi: The skin on your Ogres looks exactly like I want it to look on mine.

Thanks. You're doing the Tallarn Flesh > Ogryn Flesh > Highlights method too, right? At least I think it was you who was doing that in the WIP thread.


Dwarfs: just a little teaser, but all add up to 200 points.. bet you can't guess who the shield is

While EmperorNorton has the right answer (or you've been lying about what you were going to paint this month ;)), I'd much rather agree with shabbadoo and ask if Runelord Bond prefers it shaken or stirred? :D

And I want to see more Doomseekers!


Doi

dwarfhold13
15-09-2009, 12:36
That must be either Runelord Bond's shield, or it is one of the Ratpack Shieldbearer shields(Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop) who hold aloft Dwarf Lord Sinatra.
LOL!!



I'm fairly certain it's Dwarf Queen Helga.



While EmperorNorton has the right answer (or you've been lying about what you were going to paint this month ;)), I'd much rather agree with shabbadoo and ask if Runelord Bond prefers it shaken or stirred? :D

And I want to see more Doomseekers!


Runelord Bond prefers it on the rocks ;)
it is indeed my little helga... great classic mini painted up in the great ole green and red scheme.. and you'll just have to be patient on the seekers :)

EmperorNorton
15-09-2009, 13:27
Thanks. You're doing the Tallarn Flesh > Ogryn Flesh > Highlights method too, right? At least I think it was you who was doing that in the WIP thread.

'twas I, but since I have since dropped my Ogres in favour of more Empire it won't happen for the time being. Maybe next year.
And I'd have stopped at the second layer of Tallarn Flesh after the wash, but now I know that a brighter highlight should be added. I'm curious to see what else I can learn from your progress.

Sully
15-09-2009, 13:36
So, time to drop by and post a few comments on my own...

...or at least it could have been. Working on this project I noticed two things - I can paint faster and it certainly feels great to get stuff done... but that's just not me. The already not very satisfying quality of my work is suffering and I find myself painting to a deadline rather than to a certain level. I don't want this.

I've realized that after being involved in the hobby for over ten years at some point I stopped to develop my skills. That is why I want to better them first and foremost, rather than just paint. I can't do both, develop and paint fast. Perhaps I should have chosen a smaller army.

Therefore I withdraw form the Tale. I really wished to take part in it, but after that last batch of boyz, which I cannot look upon without thinking of brake fluid...

All others - I wish you all the best. From what I've seen here the level is very high and I will certainly keep my eyes on this project. Keep up the good work folks, I simply cannot.

Shiodome
15-09-2009, 14:34
actually 'forcing' yourself to paint repeatedly and to a deadline is the quickest way to improve your ability imo. perhaps just reduce the amount you paint per month, 100points maybe? My 'skill' has really slumped since i stopped paiting regularly, and even sitting down to lavish as much time as it takes to make one model as could as i cn get it doesn't yield great results because i don't have my eye in.

Malorian
15-09-2009, 15:17
Comments on people who rolled a 1 after I made my comments:

-Avian (WoC): You always have the best yellows :)

-bert n ernie: a joker? Get at that bell!

-nkikik: Looking good although those old orcs look so pitiful besides the new ones... might fit better as goblins or crew for warmachines

-Harvey: Nice clean white. Those interchangable parts are going to be nice later on too.

The hair
15-09-2009, 20:09
Hi everybody;
Sorry but I'm going to have to pull a joker this month. University organisations, nightmares with student finance, and Durham thinking I'm going there when Cambridge have already given me the place mean I've not had as much time as I've hoped...
Hopefully next month should be A-OK though, fingers crossed...


http://xrayvision.today.com/files/2009/04/joker.jpg

ghost of scubasteve
17-09-2009, 00:33
after counting the dudes i painted in august, put me in for 200 pnts a month!! i didnt realize i did so much!!

Ive had everything put together and up until now i would just kind of jump around, paint a few faces, pant a couple armor patches, etc. but now im completing whole dudes and priming them. (testor's dullcote)

I got around 260 points done!!

about my painting: sorry i jump from unit to unit so much. its taking all of my staying power just to paint single dudes all the way before i jump onto something else.

im hoping to never take more than 2 or 3 months to fully complete a unit, so what ill probably do is 2 or 3 ranks one month and then finish up the last 2-3 the following. October is going to be an all Orc infantry month, so ill have a lot of work per points then

let me know what you dudes think sofar!!

DICE ROLL: 4

two ranks of night gobbos /w spears and a goblin mage!!

http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/52/l_8d210d905a3f41a8aa8a3fa7ed6cb6bc.jpg

four squig hoppers!!!

i dont like the all metal hoppers, so i cut/filed them off and put on plastic dudes

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/38/l_e35d3fa35712405a90bff0b946dbc14e.jpg

first rank (ten) gobbo archers!!!

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/51/l_62e17caecded40b68ec26c334d0b1091.jpg

two gobbo fantatics

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/78/l_dc9879191fd24aefa55d27045a53bc07.jpg

two (fancy pants) orcs

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/7/l_1977bc8614e64616a10a3336f02e1f9d.jpg

WIP - september's dude

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/90/l_2c00454d10b041148d6621ae381dc2ad.jpg

basilbrush
17-09-2009, 03:28
For the 4 die rollers

@MalusCalibur: like the pose of the exalted warrior
@Calibretto: the snow looks like peebles (but i like the effect)
@Rhasget: nice background - oh and i like the paint job on the hounds
@MindTheGap: Nice priest but i like the crew more for some reason
@Dr.Mole: Not sure about the eyes.. maybe if you did them like jewels
@EmperorNorton: what was the painting technique on the gun carriage
@8bitMummies: I like the brown scheme
@EmperorNorton: very effective Teutogen paint scheme. pity about the banner
@Inquisitor Pariah: I like the gold
@ghost of scubasteve: love the shrooms


Replies:
@MindTheGap: yeah its an old basing scheme to match already done models. I'm not happy with it anymore and will probably redo the bases. I don't usually do movement trays.
@Doi: re:Spartans - no idea on the bases. propably dirt but dying grass
@ReaperofSouls: hmm the devlan mud a lot are using it. might have to do a test model and check it out
@Rhasget: the spartans are Xyston
@EmperorNorton: yeah i'm not happy with bases either.

Chaplainen
17-09-2009, 13:35
I wanna join :)
I'll be painting WHFB Empire and hopefully get about 200 pts/month done.

And I should start by posting pics of my august work in this thread, right?

Fabius Bile
17-09-2009, 14:08
Welcome Chaplainen!
Yes, you post your WIP here. Don't forget to check out the Empire Support Group Thread as well, and meet your fellow Empire painters. Mine is an Averland themed army, what is your theme?

Chaplainen
17-09-2009, 14:08
August 2009 Entry

ARMY: Empire 2000+ pts

UNIT: 6 Inner Circle Reiksguard Knight w. musician and first knight.

BACKGROUND/THEME: These knights will play the part of "protectors" in my army. The Emperor has sent a group of his finest knight to protect the War Altar of Sigmar and its Arch Lector on their campaign against The Beastmen and chaos worshippers who inhabit the forests of Hochland.

He (The Arch Lector) is also supported by a number of State Troops from Ludenhof's own Hochland State Troops, some Fanatical Flagellants (who follow the Lector where ever he goes) and a artillery train of Nuln, specially brought in for this campaign.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Straight out of the box, with one exception. The first knight's lance is from the 6th ed WHFB starting box champion.

PAINTING: Undercoated black. Built up a nice metal tone on the armour using chainmail and mithril silver with black washes. The flesh is Tanned/Dwarf/Elf Flesh topped with Skull White. The reds are scab red highlighted with blood red and a final highlight of blazing orange. The white is astronomican grey with skull white on it, and finished of with Valejo's White Primer to get a smooth finish.

BASING: Sand painted with scorched brown and highlighted with bleached bone. Added static grass.

STILL TO DO: Nothing.

HIGHS AND LOWS: A plastic kit that is, according to me, in dire need of an update, but still they make quite a powerful unit when fully painted.

POINTS : 180

TOTAL POINTS : 180

DICE ROLL : 3

http://a.imagehost.org/0538/The_Reiksguard_1.jpg
http://a.imagehost.org/0982/The_Reiksguard_2.jpg

Fabius Bile
17-09-2009, 14:21
HIGHS AND LOWS: A plastic kit that is, according to me, in dire need of an update, but still they make quite a powerful unit when fully painted.

I quite agree. I will be painting 6 Knights Panther for next month's entry, and have them built and primed already. The models are definitely showing their age, especially when compared to the new (and hideously overpriced!) troop boxes. That said, I prefer the older state troops, with the puff and slash uniforms. I couldn't believe it when they reverted to the boring uniforms for the new ones.

That's a nice start for your army, very neat and clean. I particularly like your bases.

Chaplainen
17-09-2009, 16:09
I quite agree. I will be painting 6 Knights Panther for next month's entry, and have them built and primed already. The models are definitely showing their age, especially when compared to the new (and hideously overpriced!) troop boxes. That said, I prefer the older state troops, with the puff and slash uniforms. I couldn't believe it when they reverted to the boring uniforms for the new ones.

That's a nice start for your army, very neat and clean. I particularly like your bases.

I agree with every word! More puff to the people :)

Chaplainen
17-09-2009, 16:16
@InFlamesWeTrust - nice looking Dryads there, like how you've kept them clean and simple with brown tones on the skin and with a nice contrast with the leaves. To have a meadowy style on the bases with only static grass usually fails when it doesn't look real enough but your are the best one in a while. You might wanna think about a bit of variation on the bases on the rest of the army thou.

Avian
17-09-2009, 16:18
WIP stuff for next month. I want something a little unusual for the command models, and the current thinking is a HE commander head for the champion and a plastic warrior head from the old Chaos Warrior box with a plume from the Dark Eldar Warrior set and a horn from the Silver Helm set.

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q438/tarjeiaasen/Warriors%20of%20Chaos/P9120375.jpg

Thoughts on this?

Rhasget
17-09-2009, 18:15
Comment on another rolled four.

@Ghost of Scubasteve - I like the muted colorscheme on the gobbos. No bright spots make the unit look very sinister. And the mushroombases look great. Looking to be a striking army when complete. Keep it up!

dwarfhold13
18-09-2009, 04:04
August 2009 Entry

ARMY: Empire 2000+ pts


welcome to the gang! and i agree too.. the knights are terrible models.. almost as bad as dark elf harpies!
looking great so far. keep it up

Doi
18-09-2009, 11:15
'twas I, but since I have since dropped my Ogres in favour of more Empire it won't happen for the time being. Maybe next year.
And I'd have stopped at the second layer of Tallarn Flesh after the wash, but now I know that a brighter highlight should be added. I'm curious to see what else I can learn from your progress.

Well I hope I disappoint. I'm bluffing my way though paint recipes at the moment :p.


Thoughts on this?

Had it been any other army I'd have said it wont work, but, I think the HE head will work really well with your yellow armour. The musician should work fine in any scheme.


@ ghost of scubasteve: Very nice, especially the squighopper conversions. There seems to be a lot of Night Gobbos in this TOFP in pale tones (not that I'm complaining)

@ Chaplainen: Nice work. I quite like the head wound on the champion.


Still not started my Ogres for this month :angel:


Doi

DarkAngelsG
18-09-2009, 17:05
Do I have to use a joker for signing up a month late?

Regardless, I'd like to sign up with my Lizzies.

ghost of scubasteve
18-09-2009, 19:31
sept WIP dude, just about done with the orc, trying to figure out what to do with the flag???


http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/7/l_8e3948d001b647b9909e95cc9f2b1bf4.jpg

derv
18-09-2009, 20:55
Do I have to use a joker for signing up a month late?

Regardless, I'd like to sign up with my Lizzies.

No, you have until the end of September to post your first month. Welcome to the tale!

Dwalin
19-09-2009, 09:23
Wood Elves

16 Dryads with Branchwriath - 204pts

Painting - I didn't follow any real plan i just used as many different shades of brown as i could to make each one look slightly different from the next.
I used mainly washes and drybrushing and so were very quickly competed.

Dice roll - 6

Comments - Easy and quick to paint plus my friend from my gaming group Stormcrow was able to take the photos for me.

Next month - 8 wardancers and wardancer noble



http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/DSC00287-1.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/DSC00283.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/DSC00284.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/toBIASFTY/DSC00285.jpg

Dark Apostle
19-09-2009, 20:50
Some great looking minis on the last few pages - looking good! I have actually managed to get my 200 pts from last month painted, and may be able to buy back my joker if I can also get this BSB done in the coming week. Bits used: Ludwig schwartzhelm body, legs from plastic general kit, right arm from state troops, mace head from flagellants, pelt from white wolfs and lions head and paw from white lion chariot.

It may look a bit squat, but is actually quite big when compare do other minis

Now I'll only have to slab some paint on! Enjoy!

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z207/tpernler/BSBwip.jpg

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z207/tpernler/BSBbackwip.jpg

EmperorNorton
19-09-2009, 21:01
To answer the people nice enough to leave comments for me:


@ EmperorNorton: The Middenland scheme looks great. Have you thought about which method you want to use for your snow bases?
Yes I have and I keep forgetting to do my test base.
I have bought a pack of sodium bicarbonate and some GW snow. Might play around with a bit of water effect as well.


@ EmperorNorton (again): Yay, Teutogen Guard! This looks to be another excellent army from you this TOFP. I don’t think the eyes are necessary on those guys, from the distance in the photos you can only make the eyes out on a handful of them anyway. I really like how well the red stands out on the flag. Though I think I’m going to get confused trying to figure out whether I’m looking at Middeheim or Middenland :p

To be honest, it's cheating a bit. Of course the two armies are meant to be fielded together.


@EmperorNorton - Your Middenland themed Empire army is looking wonderful - looks like the whites turned out alright, and I love the vibrant blue you've achieved... share the recipe, please!

The whites look okay in the picture, but actually I don't like how the blue looks.
And the recipe is really nothing to write home about. Basecoat of Ultramarine Blue, washed with Asurmen Blue, painted again in Ultramarine Blue except the recesses, highlights with a mix of Ultramarine and Enchanted Blue.


@EmperorNorton: Great looking artillery. i hope they are not about to fire that mortar, since they might have a nasty suprice when the shell falls down on their heads again :P
Oh, they should be used to that by now. I have fielded my Empire army three times so far (making it the army I have used most, as sad as that is) and my misfire rate is 40% higher than average.
In one game the crew of my Helstorm managed to drop a rocket on their own heads twice in a game. Strangely enough, I think that was my only unit to survive while the High Elves massacred the rest of my troops.


@EmperorNorton-Nice looking units. The white looks very good in the pics. Theres a rather big mouldline on the great cannon drawing attention though. Apart from that solid painting.

@Emperor Norton (2nd post)-The teutogen models are really nice sculpts and you've done them to a good standard. The lack of eyes make the models somewhat dead though. I do know what you mean with small eyes since I have botched a few paintjobs with badly misshaped eyes. Now I paint the base color of the eye (white for humans) before the rest of the face and even after washing it will just need a small black dot.
One of my many blessings as a painter, aside from the complete lack of talent, little patience and shaking hands, is that I'm blind as a bat. So while you are right in pointing out the flaws, I won't notice them once my army is deployed on the table top, so I'm not overly bothered by them.


@EmperorNorton – Cool – I really like the two bearded guys inthe mortar crew – looks like they're singing some bawdy song on the top of their lungs (The ball and pole-thing are helping with this impression as well). White looks fine, will be interesting to see the bases done. Maybe you'll want to add some warm colour to the palette (for details, feathers etc.) to get some nice contrasts?
At first I was against adding some warm colour as contrast, but I have tried it on some of my handgunners and it works well. Thanks for the tip.


@EmperorNorton - ”Greatswords” look good, although mostly grey/metallic. Will probably look even better with proper bases. Don´t attempt to do eyes if you don´t want to – they look good as is. Maybe some wording on the banner though?
Certainly, once I have an idea of what to put there. No worries, the scroll on the banner wasn't meant to be left blank.


@Emperor Norton: I love the Teutogen Guard minis and you’ve given them a lovely paint job. I love the banner too.

Thank you. It's very nice that you have put me in the "too hard to ignore" category, although I'm totally outclassed by everybody else in there.


And finally a WIP shot of 20 handgunners for my Middenland army:
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/EmperorNorton668/DSC01621.jpg
Once again, I'm not nearly as close to being done as I'd like.

Doi
20-09-2009, 09:51
Yes I have and I keep forgetting to do my test base.
I have bought a pack of sodium bicarbonate and some GW snow. Might play around with a bit of water effect as well.

I'll be looking forward to see what you come up with.


To be honest, it's cheating a bit. Of course the two armies are meant to be fielded together.

Thought that would be the case :D


Once again, I'm not nearly as close to being done as I'd like.

You're further along then me. Mine are still just undercoated black. And I did that a year ago :angel:.

And I think you are far too hard on yourself. If you're outclassed by the other painters then so am I. I might always complain about the blurry photos I keep posting, but they make my painting seem far cleaner then it actually is. Like you, I'm just pleased to be able to field a nice looking army on the table top.


@ Dwalin: Great stuff. The various brown colours in the same unit works a treat.

@ Dark Apostle: Can't wait to see that BSB painted. Did you sculpt the banner yourself?


Doi

BeatTheBeat
20-09-2009, 10:44
Dark Apostle - Awesome build! Really imaginative use of parts there. One of the better Empire BSBs I've seen!

Cheers,

BTB

Spades
20-09-2009, 15:37
A bit late, but I'll blame my honeymoon for that (I also feel a joker coming for september) In august I managed to finish the following:

Army: Warriors of chaos

Exalted hero with the mark of Khorne and an additional handweapon
10x warhounds

Points: 229

Diceroll: 5

http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx126/banquo_101/Warhounds.jpg

http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx126/banquo_101/hero2.jpg

http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx126/banquo_101/hero1.jpg

Dark Apostle
20-09-2009, 16:07
Dark Apostle - Awesome build! Really imaginative use of parts there. One of the better Empire BSBs I've seen!

Cheers,

BTB

Thanks!


@ Dark Apostle: Can't wait to see that BSB painted. Did you sculpt the banner yourself?

No, sculpting like that would require a bit more talent and pracitcing - it is actually Ludwig Schwartzhelm (body and banner). THe banner is detailed beyond belief, and all the folds and creases makes it a bit hard to paint. But it's coming along nicely!

@EmperorNorton: I wouldn't want to be the army facing that gunline! At least not if I had to advance through snow.. Ate they all from the previous plastic kit?

InFlamesWeTrust
21-09-2009, 17:51
@InFlamesWeTrust - nice looking Dryads there, like how you've kept them clean and simple with brown tones on the skin and with a nice contrast with the leaves. To have a meadowy style on the bases with only static grass usually fails when it doesn't look real enough but your are the best one in a while. You might wanna think about a bit of variation on the bases on the rest of the army thou.

Tanxs! :D Don't worry, it's just my core boys ya know. ;)

Malorian
21-09-2009, 18:38
Dark Apostle, very cool conversion but why didn't you put him on a barded steed? Powerful BSB's like that don't live long with only a 4+ save :(

(Why do the cool ones always die first.... ;) )

Calibretto
21-09-2009, 18:49
Apologies for the late comments, ive been away in Seattle these past 2 weeks. Not many of us 4's eh?

@8bitMummies:Beastmen look good, dark and gritty but i think they lose something not having a good contrast on them, maybe shinier metals? I like the hounds quite a bit. Its difficult to make out much of the chaos ogre but what i can see looks good, i like the rusty, old look of the horn.

@basilbrush: Simple effective skeletons. Have you considered using darker bases? The green bases dont really seem to fit the unit. Also why the black undercoat instead of white or tan? I like the warmaster undead, drybrushing really works well on such small figures. The spartans look great! You might want to consider one small highlight or ink wash on the red, it would really make it pop.

@Dr.Mole: The treeman turned out very well, love the waystone. The glow effect is well done but i think i would have gone with a bright green or yellow glow.

@MalusCalibur:Very solid Dark Elf Lord, i like the blue and green motif. I like the conversion on the chaos hero but the pink edging looks a bit splotchy. A more solid even coat of pink would improve the look a lot, at least in my opinion. The Marauders are a simple but solid paint job. Good stuff overall.

@MindTheGap:Very nice Warrior Priest, the colors are quite striking, i love the beard. The mortar crew is very nice as well.

@Rhasget: Good looking old flesh hounds, love the blue tongues!

@EmperorNorton: Very clean colors, good contrast on the artillery crews. Are you using blue in your white recesses? The teutogen look great, the banner and brighter heads really break up and define what might otherwise be a greyish mass. The banner is awesome.

@Inquisitor Pariah:Solid paintjobs on the cold one knights. The riders armor looks good. The cold ones themselves look a little flat, have you considered giving them a dark wash at all?

@ghost of scubasteve: I like the mushroom theme in the army especially on the fanatic. The red is a nice secondary color.

@everyone who commented on my work: Thanks! I know its not as high standard as it could be but it looks good on the tabletop. Right now, theres only 1-2 highlights per color. Once i have an army done i will go back and add more highlights/shades. Drilling the gun barrels out is a good idea though, i always forget that sort of thing. The mud is just Elmers White glue mixed with the appropriate shade of brown paint, then essentially "painted" on with an old brush (well, stick at this point). It takes several layers since it shrinks and is finished with a gloss varnish. Im not sure what peebles are but im glad you like the snow.

Dark Apostle
21-09-2009, 19:45
Dark Apostle, very cool conversion but why didn't you put him on a barded steed? Powerful BSB's like that don't live long with only a 4+ save :(

Probably because mini's matter more than rules to me, and I got a vision of this mini (on foot). And not having to paint the horse gives me a resaonable chance of finsihing it on time :-)