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Harry
31-07-2007, 22:32
THE TALE OF FANTASY PAINTERS

MONTH ONE

Hello, fellow painters, and welcome to the first Tale of fantasy Painters monthly update!

For those of you who don’t know what the Tale of Painters is, look here. http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91220

For those of you who are participating, this is the official thread in which you should post the work you have done in the last month.

Participants in the Tale should post here ONCE and ONCE ONLY!

However if you are doing more than one army you should do a separate post for each army as if each army were a different painter.

You should either post (approx) 200 points of your chosen army OR play a joker within the next seven days.

This thread is only for posting the results of work done for the Tale of painters. (Or to play a joker). Any and all other posts (even comment on the work posted here) should be made in the new ‘Tale of fantasy painters : Working thread’.

Please include photos of each unit you have painted, and a photo of your entire army so far. Photos should be cropped or resized to less than 1024 by 1024 pixels to avoid scrollbars and ensure the thread doesn’t take too long to load. However, please post no more than 4 images per month (Please don’t use multiple posts to add extra images). If you want to add more than 4 photos, then either include them as links to your photo album, or as attachments and/or include a link and invite readers to view your painting log (if you have one) to see more of your work and get more feedback.

With the photographs of you work please include a description of each character/unit you have painted, including the number and type of models, and any upgrades, items and equipment they carry, followed by the total points cost of the unit and, if you have painted more than one unit, give the total points cost of your months work.

You can also say anything you like about the highs and lows of your months painting. What you enjoyed or found hard, what you were especially pleased with, etc.

I have decided to post my armies using a structured format which you are welcome to follow if you wish. (But this is NOT compulsory).

I hope you have all had a great months painting.

All the best
Harry

Harry
31-07-2007, 22:34
Harry's High Elves:

UNIT(S):
Arhalien’s Archers (Citizens militia).

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Vanilla High Elves. Maybe an Ellyrion Theme.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
I wanted to build these firing in two ranks so I used all kneeling archers in the front rank. I used a few parts from the spearmen kit to get the positions I wanted for my command.

PAINTING:
I wanted my Elves to be a ‘gleaming white host’ of white and silver. Undercoated white. I painted as much of the mini white as possible shading with Fortress Grey and Codex Grey in the deepest recesses.

BASING:
For some reason I imagine that High Elves take beautifully manicured lawns with them whenever they go to war.

STILL TO DO:
I still need to add bowstrings to the bows and I spotted whilst taking the photos I have not painted the jewels!

HIGHS AND LOWS.
It took me a while to paint the grey shadows on the white. I was very pleased with my bases. The flagstones on the bases and the moon on the banner are my first attempts with green stuff.

POINTS:
14 High Elf archers with hand weapon and longbow. Including: Standard Bearer, Musician and Champion. (198 points)


http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1109.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1108.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1107.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1111.jpg

Harry
31-07-2007, 22:40
Harry's Dwarfs

UNIT(S):
Silverstu and The ‘smiths of Zhufbar’.

BACKGROUND/THEME:
The whole army will be based around a Zhufbar theme. Zhufbar Is home to the Dwarf Engineers guild it is the center for metal work and every kind of industry. I imagined my dwarf warriors to be the smiths and masons of Zhufbar who, when threat has emerged have simply left their workbench, picking up the heftiest hammer they could find grabbed their shield and are ready to defend their hold.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Using the old fixed pose dwarfs I removed the big silly axes and replaced them with mallets. (from the old forces of fantasy set). For the champion I used a dwarf with similar build and shoe size, cant remember just which game/he came with but he fitted right in. Small conversions to provide a standard and musician. (The horn is from the goblin plastic set).

PAINTING:
I wanted my dwarfs to look like leather clad smiths to match the leather aprons of some of the characters I have also been working on. They were painted snakebite leather and washed with brown ink all over before painting the other details on top. The only real colour to lift them from the colour of earth is in their little hoods. You don’t really see this until you see the little fellas from the rear. A view our enemies don’t normally see of a dwarf!

BASING:
Gritty sand, painted bestial brown, highlighted with Snakebite leather and bleached bone mixes with static grass.

STILL TO DO:
Nothing this unit is finished.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
I have really enjoyed painting these old plastics. There is much to be said for a lack of small detail. The shields took me hours!

POINTS:
20 Dwarf warriors with Handweapon, Heavy armour and shield Including Standard, Susican and Champion. (205 points)

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1113.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1114.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1116.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1119.jpg

Harry
31-07-2007, 23:09
Harry's Daemonic Legion (khorne)

UNIT:
Dante and ‘The Blood spillers’

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Vanilla Bloodletters as part of a Vanilla Deamonic Legion of Khorne.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Nothing special. 10 Bloodletters, one of each of the classic Bloodletters of the previous edition.

PAINTING:
I wanted to make them look like the daemon from Legend. (The movie). They were painted blood red all over then given an ink was with a mix of red and purple ink. Armour, horns, claws weapons all painted black. Amour drybrushed with a variety of metalics. Hellblades painted Dark angel green and then highlighted with increasing amounts of white.

BASING:
Idea adapted from Mouskillers Project log. (Many Thanks) Gritty sand applied to base leaving riverlets not textured. With the textured parts drybrushed with greys the rivers of lava were then painted scab red, blood red, orange, and yellow carefully letting some of the previous colours show.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
I had a nighmare settling on the paint scheme for the hellblades but after some support from my friends on the working thread I settled on green and I am happy with the result. Both happy and disappointed with how the bases turned out. Love the look but I could , with more planning have added more depth and made all the lava flows join up. (Next time!)

STILL TO DO:
Nothing this unit is finished.

POINTS:
10 Bloodletters of Khorne. with Light armour. (195)

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1123.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1125.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1124-1.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1126.jpg

Harry
31-07-2007, 23:14
Harry's Dark Elves:

UNIT(S):
Sigur (Lording) and the warriors of Karond Kar.

BACKGROUND/THEME:
None selected. The army will be made entirely from vintage Marauder miniatures.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Nothing special. Straight out of the box Marauder Dark Elf regiment with one or two other elves from the Marauder range.

PAINTING:
I wanted my Dark Elves to be, well …dark. I wanted them to look like fallen Elves. (Sort of ‘ill’ and ‘tainted’ versions of their noble cousins. Undercoated black. Skin tone scorched brown with increasing amounts of Elf flesh and ‘Space wolves grey’. For the hair I mixed ‘bleached bone’ and ‘Space wolves grey’ with ‘Snakebite leather’.

BASING:
Gritty sand, scorched brown highlighted with bestial brown and bleached bone mixes. Black rocks. Have left these looking more barron as I imagine the far north of Naggaroth to be.

STILL TO DO:
Lots still to do. This unit is a long way from finished. The meatalics are not finished and I have yet to settle on colours for significant areas of the model.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
I have really been struggling with the look I am after for these Dark Elves. I am happy with my skin and hair but that is about it. I wanted blues but when I painted them I really didn’t like it and have painted and repainted some parts of the model several times. I am not even sure I am happy with my gold/bronze colour! I really don't know where I am going with these. Heeeeelp!!!

POINTS: 12 Dark Elf Warriors with Hand weapons, repeater crossbows, light armour and shields. Including standard Bearer, Musician and Lording. (193 Points)

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1078.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1081.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1084.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1076.jpg

Harry
31-07-2007, 23:19
Harry's Vampire Counts.

UNIT:
Un-named unit of skeleton warriors.

BACKGROUND/THEME:
No theme selected. Vanilla Undead (at this point ... they will get a theme but i am not sure yet what it is).

BUILD/CONVERSION: Two boxes of the current skeleton plastics with Metal champion from Dogs of war cursed company and a musician from the (classic) armoured skeletons with halberd unit.

PAINTING:
I wanted my skeletons to look particularly earthy not the polished bones that seem to be in fashion at the moment. Undercoated white. Dark brown Ink, Messy dry brush up with snakebite leather and bleached bone mixes and for that just raised look some soil and turf still clinging to the bones when I did the bases.

BASING:
Gritty sand, bestial brown highlighted with snakebite leather and bleached bone mixes with static grass applied to finish them off.

STILL TO DO:
Have not had time to make the coffin lid shields I have planned for this unit. They are listed with shields even though I have not done them yet. The banner is unfinished but until I decide on a theme and name this unit …

HIGHS AND LOWS:
Love painting skellies. I am not sure I pulled of the just risen turf on the head look, but I like the overall look of the unit. The musician is slightly wrong for scale I will build a plastic one and replace this on I think.

POINTS:
20 skeletons with Hand weapon, spears and shields. Including Standard bearer, Musician and Captain. (205 Points).

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1127.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1131.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1130.jpg

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/HarryHowells/IMG_1141.jpg

Zark the Damned
31-07-2007, 23:20
OK, here goes for the first month of the Brassbellies!

Unit:
Ironguts (leader still to be named)

Background:
The Brassbellies are a wandering tribe of Ogre Mercenaries who tend to hang around in the Grey Mountains. They wear Brass gutplates, generally because they like shiny things! They currently have an alliance with Lord Loki Hammerheim's Dwarfs of Barak Garaj and have played an important role in the battle for Garaj Gorge. As a resul of this alliance they tend to be few on Gnoblars and high on boomsticks! (they use the Ironskins Tribe army list)

Build/Conversion:
Pretty much standard, although I have added shoulder pads from spare gutplates, shields on their backs, plus a crest and big spikes on the champion. The standard has had bones added from the Zombie banner (iirc)

Painting:
I wanted a fairly bright humanish skin tone for my force, as I HATE the green-grey look GW has given their Ogres. Simple red shoulder pads and brown trousers are designed to complement the skin. Metals are painted to be quite dull, with the exception of the Gutplates (and banner icon) which are picked out in bright brass (the tribe's favoured metal)

Basing:
Not much to say - I couldn't think of anything fancy to do here, so I used my standard green base technique (goblin green - sand -dark green ink - highlight goblin green) - I may repaint the edges to brown or grey later though.

Still to do:
I still need to add symbols to their backplates, but this will depend on what I decide for the army (still not picked anything, and I don't want to use the classic 'Maw' icon). May rebase them.

Points:
4 Ironguts with full command - 242 points

Pics:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/zarkthedamned/Miniatures/Brassbelly%20Ogres/ironguts.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/zarkthedamned/Miniatures/Brassbelly%20Ogres/ironguts-back.jpg

PMTN
31-07-2007, 23:38
Ergh i am disgusted by your painting skills harry. (both speed and quality).

2 units for me

UNIT(S):

1) Handgunners x10

BACKGROUND/THEME:

Altdorf, but yeah they are a normal unit. Nothing special to do with the wizard theme.

BUILD/CONVERSION:

None *YAWN*

PAINTING:

Well this is the good part. Done with only a few colors as i have limited paints. So essentially blood red, brown ink, then progressive highlights of skull white/blood or blood red/chaos black How fun, (i love mixing paints ARGH!, as you can tell by the limited highlighting i tryed to kill myself with my brush). Regal Blue (then mixes with white.) Then the odd other color

BASING:

Simple sand and grass. Bestial brown, ink then bleached bone.

STILL TO DO:

Nothing. I hate painting handgunners. Maybe another level of highlights if i don't try to throw these out the window first.

HIGHS AND LOWS

As above. Really boring unit to paint, but i got them done. Can't wait until i do my Balthazar Gelt model. I love Reaper mini's.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb177/eldrad36/40k-1.jpg

UNIT(S):

5x man unit of knights.

BACKGROUND/THEME:

Wizard guild theme. (not that you can tell). Some apprentices like to blow themselves up, crash into experiments and generally **** of the guilds. These Baboons are usually thrown out of the guild, or allowed to kill themselves on the end of a odd spell. However sympathetic wizards often use them as personal bodyguard, and such is many guilds wealth that these soldiers are often outfitted with armour and heavy horse, and trained in the manor of the reiksgaurd. In order to protect their masters on the field of battle.

BUILD/CONVERSION:

Standard horses, as you can see. NOW they are going to be converted. But the bits haven't arrived. They where going to have all manor of wizard bits attached to them. But as you can see they are riderless.

PAINTING:

Same as hand gunners, but with another highlight level, and dwarf flesh as a final highlight (i have no other color.) Oh and a custom base. Ofcourse.

STILL TO DO:

Obviously the riders, and allot of converting. Very pissed off that i haven't finished. But im sure you will forgive me. RIGHT?

HIGHS AND LOWS:

Had some great ideas for the units. But as the bits haven't arrived...
Although they where fun to paint, even though the armour was dam repetitive. But what did i expect when i chose empire, i can't wait until i get stuck into the 3x 25 man regiments i am doing. Yummy. Of course, there are going to wizards everywhere, which i will enjoy.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb177/eldrad36/40k001.jpg

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb177/eldrad36/40k002.jpg

Ad-Hoc
31-07-2007, 23:44
Waaagh! Blackfang!

UNIT:
Stickit and the Red Moon Stabbers

BACKGROUND:
The Red Moon's are a night Goblin Clan pressed into service by the Black Orc Warboss Grodd Blackfang. The Stabbers are one of their (for lack of a better term) warrior mobs providing support (cannon fodder) for the Blackfang Boyz.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Straight out of Skull Pass I'm afraid. Fanatics are unchanged form the Boxset. with such a large mob I didn't want to dedicate much conversion time.

PAINTING:
Chosen for speed and tabletop look the robes are done in Fortress Grey first and then a Thick coat of Black Ink is applied. Skin is Goblin Green with a Green Ink wash. I feel it stops them looking like solid black shapes while still keeping the classic night goblin look. Plus its fast.

BASING:
Used the same method as Zark. He's a regular opponent and I thought it would be kinda cool to have a connection between our forces. Especially with our currant narrative campaign.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
The High point was confusing a local Black Shirt with my painting method for robes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v133/zarkthedamned/Miniatures/Waaaagh%20Adhoc/night-goblins.jpg

STILL TO DO:
I'm happy to use the unit as is. Might later pick out the Red. Tried a black wash over it as well and the jury is still out on the look.

POINTS:
30 Night Goblin Spear with spears, Full Command and 3 Fanatics - 215pts.

Dino
01-08-2007, 00:17
The Middenland and Middenheim 8th

Units:
Grand master of the Knights of the White Wolf
5 Halberdiers
2 Pistoliers

Backround:
After the battle for Middenheim Graf Boris charged grand master Wolfgan to hunt down orcs that are attacking villages in Drakwald. With the 8th companys of Middenheim and Middenland behind him hes hunting down the vile green-skins.

Builing and Conversions:
The Kinghts Panther are strait forward. The Halberdiers are simple as well but with using a halberd from the milita box. The Pistoliers are more or lease just building Outriders just with pistols. The Grand Master was both tough and fun. The wolf pelt is just a plastic wolf head and fur belt GS together after they were glued to the grand master. Also GS the beard and wolfhead shoulder pab. The hammer is straight from the Empire character box with the left hand cut off and replaced with a piece of a Tomb King chariot halberd. The little cherub had from the Empire character set had his head GS to look like a wolf cubs head.

Painting:
The main stay of the color for their uniforms is blue(my favorite color). The thing is that Middenland and Middenheim do have diffrences in there uniforms and armour. Middenland is stait blue with black varnished armour and branze trim. Middenheim is 50/50 blue and white with metal armour with gold trim.

Basing:
Simple, gravelish sand painted brown and drybrushed with desert yellow. Flock it with both grass and snow then dry brush the snow if it doesn't look to snowy and done.

Still to do:
Apsolutly nothing. They are all finished.

Points:
Grand Master with greatweapon(145)
5 Halberdiers(25)
2 Pistoliers with musician(43)
total 213

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture112.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture101.jpg
http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g212/Dinoartist/Picture096.jpg

CMDante
01-08-2007, 01:09
UNIT(S):
Chaos Lord of Tzeentch on Disc.

BACKGROUND/THEME:
I'll update this soon :D.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Standard lord on disc I got cheap off ebay, he wasn't in great nick and had clearly been stripped so one of the extra blades was missing and the other two were in bad condition, as a result I scraped them all. The head is one from the plastic warriors comand sprue with a little GS filling to make it fit.

PAINTING:
I wanted to keep to a fairly limited colour scheme centred around blue with white and gold (yellowy ochre colour on cloth) as contrasts. I spent alot of time trying to decide which bits to paint first to minimize having to redo mistakes etc so this slowed the paintjob quite alot. Colour choice also slowed my progress, since I didn't like the standard GW scheme and hadn't seen any other versions that used quite so much blue I was stuck for a while on how to do the inside of the cloak etc. The gems on the banding around the robe are also worth mentioning as a serious pain in the ass to paint! Some parts were probably a bit rushed and I'm not particularly happy with him as I feel I could have done alot of things better but he's done now so it's on to the next areas of the army!

BASING:
GS work to create a crack in the earth following the disc (not very visable in pics) and also to create the rocky outcrop. Sanded and then painted before snow (baking soda, pva and white paint with a little water) was added.

STILL TO DO:
Nothing planned for now, may go back in the future.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
Highs: The blues and gold on the helmet, weapon and disc.
Lows: Much of the rest of him to be honest!

REPRESENTS:
Chaos lord of Tzeentch on disc with chaos runesword (halberd) and bane shield (cause his little buckler looked so cool) 495 pts!



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/CMDante/Chaos/Lord1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/CMDante/Chaos/Lord2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/CMDante/Chaos/Lord3.jpg

Pics are a bit dark so I'll maybe take another stab at them later on. The golds are a bit brighter in real life, as is the blue of the robes.

Cheers,

Dante

Hespithe
01-08-2007, 03:32
Hespithe's Khornate Doombull Army

UNIT(S):
Khaarg the Immaculate - General, Doombull

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Imagine an Ogre Kingdoms Tribe that has forsworn its fealty and devotion to The Maw in favor of a deity that promises more satisfaction on all levels than The Maw has ever provided. The Tribe has gone over to Khorne, and as is the norm for Chaos in all of its malevolent forms, such malevolent forms appear within the bodies of its worshipers, the Doombull more than most. Such mutation and fanaticism would boost the abilities of the typical Ogre substantially. The army uses the Beastmen rules set.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Khaarg is based off of the Ogre Tyrant metal body, and keeps the weapon options found within that kit. The shield and gut-plate are scavenged from the 40K Chaos Defiler sprues. The flaming mane and hooves (and leg warmers) are greenstuff. It took quite a bit of cutting, griping, and bleeding before I was finally satisfied (convinced it wasn't gonna get any better) with the model.

PAINTING:
I'm hoping that all of the models will satisfactorily fit the Chaos Ogre theme. Skin tones will be Khornate Red, and most other colors will be darker to emphasize the flesh tones.

BASING:
Fairly typical, in order to match the gaming terrain we use most often. Sand, painted in earthy browns, and then flocked is pretty much the norm.

STILL TO DO:
I'm still open to suggestions on how to best highlight the model without losing the emphasis on the flesh tones.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
The build was a trip, the painting much harder. Applying the paint is not a problem, but I do have trouble deciding upon which colors to use.

POINTS:
Doombull - General, Chaos Rune-'Mace', Heavy Armor, Shield - 299pts

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w40/Hespithe/Fantasy%20Chaos/DSC00959.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w40/Hespithe/Fantasy%20Chaos/DSC00954.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w40/Hespithe/Fantasy%20Chaos/DSC00957.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w40/Hespithe/Fantasy%20Chaos/DSC00958.jpg

The boyz
01-08-2007, 07:28
Hello everyone, here is my first completed monthly installment for a TOFP.

UNIT
These ten Nurgle Chaos warriors are going to be part of a much larger regiment of Chaos Warriors. I plan on making the regiment 20 strong once completed, so these chaps are only half of what I have planned for the regiment at the moment.

BACKGROUND/THEME
I don't really have much of a theme at this current moment in time for the army, except for them being followers of Nurgle, I haven't really thought about it yet.

BUILD/CONVERSION
These where a pretty standard build really, I clipped a thew horns of some of the helmets and did a little greenstuffing to fill in a thew gaps, where the two halves of the bodies met and that was about it.

PAINTING
Overall I am quite happy with how the paint job turned out and I enjoyed painting them. I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to pull of the streaky, battered look to the armour, but it turned out ok, I think.

I still have a little, tiny bit of touching up to do, and I need to paint the rim of the bases on some of them, which I missed, but other then that they are finished.

BASING
I decided to be a bit adventurous (well for me anyway) with the basing and instead of doing the usual green flock/static grass that I normally do. I thought, I would try using snow flock instead, I have been meaning to try snow flock for sometime and I thought it would help to provide a nice contrast with the dark green look to my Nurgle warriors armour.

STILL TO DO
Well apart from a thew touch up and some bases to paint, these ten chaps are pretty much complete.

HIGHS
Achieving the effect that I wanted on the armour.
LOWS
I didn't have any really.

POINTS
Ten chaos warriors, Musician, shields and Mark of Nurgle = 206pts

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s70/Theboyz07/2022_0716taleofpaintersstuff0054.jpg

Knighta
01-08-2007, 08:34
Hello all,
I have the first addition to Shizknits Horde, the first of many to come.

UNIT:
13 Gutter Runners "Eshins assassins"

BACKGROUND:
These guys have been hired by Warlord Shizknit. They tunnel into the city, and kill people, deep eh?


BUILD:
This was difficult, as they are all the same model (except the legs and tail), and only come in the box of 20 night runners, meaning i needed to buy 3 boxes to get sufficient parts. The champion (Black Skaven) is the mordheim model of a black skaven... one of the sexiest mordhiem models in my opinion.

PAINTING:
They are stealthy, so they are dark colours. ;)
Achieved this by undercoating black, and drybrushing most of the minitures

BASING:
Not fully completed on all they guys, but was going for a gravel effect, but might change that in the future

STILL TO DO:
The bases :)

HIGHS/LOWS:
Highs- finished product, the jumping guy, and the tunnel marker
Lows- getting the parts, not getting bases done

POINTS:
13 gutter runners, with throwing stars, poison (on throwing stars and hand weapons) and black skaven = 269 points

Destris
01-08-2007, 09:22
The Legion of King Lazy-us

Unit

Been lazy this month: A Tomb King.

Background

King Lazy-us recently raised from his tomb of resting for the last 2000 years. He was then dragged off by skeletons in white coats. Again. :cries:

Build

More lazyness, pretty much standard.

Painting

Now this made me feel really clever! Basecoat the entire thing brown, then drybrush Khemri Brown, and the Dheneb Stone, and then Bleached Bone, so the entire thing is bone coloured. Then use various inks of various strengths to make lots of different, nice looking browns. Added advantage is that the bone coloured bits are already done as well. Quick and very effective. Finally, just paint on the details.

Basing

Desert, obviously...

Still To Do

Nothing!

Highs/Lows

High: The drybrush/inkwash idea. I also got a set of arcane ruins done, which make a mini-photostudio. Lows: Not happy with the sword, might try reshading/highlighting it.

Points

Erm. (Psst! Harry! I've never built a Fantasy army to a list before, so I don't know what any of the equipment does, and what I should give him... Help?) Hopefully 220-ish points with equipment.

Pictures!

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0621.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/Destris/DSCF0622.jpg

D.

plantagenet
01-08-2007, 09:58
The very unoriginal Skarsnik Night Goblin Horde

Unit

The General and a few Spearmen

Background

Skarsnik and his devious horde

Build

Completely default

Painting

I like my Goblins to have a brighter hue than orcs. Goblin green washed in Dark Green Ink. Then rehighlighted in Gioblin green. To this sunburst yellow is added and then a bit of white for final highlights. Robes are down in Chaos black mixing Hawk Turquoise in to highlight then adding a white to desired effect is achieved. Spears are painted Mechrite Red then highlighted with Blood red then a slight higher mix of Blood Red and fiery Orange. Moon are painted fiery Orange then highlighted. They are then covered in Sunburst yellow and then rehighlighted with sunburst yellow and white mix.

Basing
Ahem ran out of time for the Goblins they will be based when the rest of the unit arrive Skarsnik however is just sand. Painted black highlighted with Brown then Bubonic brown then Bleached bone and a bit of white at the end.

Still To Do

Lots more Goblins for this unit. 16 more including the full command group.

Highs/Lows

High: Starting and seeing the first few men coming together
Lows: Missed a couple of belt buckles on the Goblins...didnt get them based.

Points
Thank Goodness for Skarsnik puts me at 229 pts. 10 percent in one month if only I can keep it up. Harder next motnh and so points hungry character to gobble up the points....Excuse the pun.

Pictures!


http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x61/plantag/IMG_3431.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x61/plantag/IMG_3430.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x61/plantag/IMG_3428.jpg

plantagenet
01-08-2007, 10:13
Army of the King

Unit

The General and Battle Standard Bearer

Background

I wanted this army to represent an army that would march for Bretonnia during a full blown war. So very varied cote d arms and so on. This particular part of the army is what I imagine the rearguard of such an army would be composed off.

Build

General is default. Battle Standard has had head chopped off and replaced with an Grail Knights. The Cape has been enlarged and the sword swapped for a Morning Star. The banner has been replaced with a paper trailing one.

Painting

Fairly complicated. In both cases the Cote d Arms are copies or real ones.

Basing

Painted black highlighted with Brown then Bubonic brown then Bleached bone and a bit of white at the end. Static Grass Added.

Still To Do

These two characters are planned to sit in different units. The General will lead a unit of Knights of the Realm while the Battle Standard will join a unit of 5 Questing Knights. Hopefully the first Knights from these units will appear next month.

Highs/Lows

High: Really liked the way the Battle Standard turned out
Lows: Have only done two figures and it has taken a long time to do them...

Points

Expensive Characters make these two worth just over 300 points...

Pictures!

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x61/plantag/IMG_3438.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x61/plantag/IMG_3436.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x61/plantag/IMG_3435.jpg
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x61/plantag/IMG_3434.jpg

Jedi152
01-08-2007, 10:18
Jedi's Bretonnians:


Month 1: Joker played.

UNIT:
Knights of the Realm.

BACKGROUND/THEME:
A generic Bretonnian army lead by a lord based in rural Gisoreux, so largely based on hunting parties. Stag and Deer symbolism will be strong, and hunting animals will feature with lots of units. Skirmishing peasants will be the lords main hunting party (old metal squires and hunting animals). All the unit leaders will be close friends, so will be his sons/knights in his personal domain.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Standard KOTR kit this month. The champion is carrying his personal hunting hawk and his favourite hunting dog runs with him. His crest is that of a great stag to symbolise his families love of hunting.

PAINTING:
Standard Bretonnian colours: Red, yellow, black, blue and white. Mostly painted using Citadel foundation colours.

BASING:
I decided to do lush green field bases, even though Gisoreux is heavily wooded - the heavy cavalry of the Bretonnians would find it hard to do battle anywhere but on open plains.

STILL TO DO:
Finish painting knights and do horses.

POINTS:
8 Knights of the realm, with champion, musician and standard with the banner of Chalons (226 points).

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y240/jedi152/DSC01719.jpg

NetGuru
01-08-2007, 10:38
NetGuru's Averland Empire Army

UNIT(S):
Ten Handgunners with a Marksmen with a Hochland Long Rifle and a Warrior Preist of Sigmar

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Averland, possibly Averhiem

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Standard models

PAINTING:
The traditional colours of Averland, black and yellow quatered.

BASING:
Bestial brown, with a hightlight of bubonic brown and a further hightlight of bleched bone.

STILL TO DO:
The stand for the long rifle needs doing, however i may leave this off (as its hardly a massive flaw)

HIGHS AND LOWS.
The fact that these are the first things ive painted since December meant that i had to relearn how to paint everything from the yellow to the skin, however now im sorted with colour choices the next batch should be a far quicker process.

POINTS:
10 Handgunners with Marksmen and Long rifle and Warrior priest with heavy armour and two hand weapons = 201 points.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i53/DwarfBlog/handgunners2.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i53/DwarfBlog/handgunners.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i53/DwarfBlog/warriorpreist.jpg

75hastings69
01-08-2007, 12:16
This is the first of 4 Fantasy Armies I am taking on for TOFP.

Hastings Ostland Empire:

UNIT(S):
5 x Outriders
1 x Battle Wizard

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Empire Force from the State of Ostland

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Straight from the box!

PAINTING:
Lots of blending on the horses which I really enjoyed painting. First attempt with the new foundation paints on the Battle Wizard.

BASING:
Slate and static grass, I'll add a few minor details to the bases at a later date, I plan on basing the whole force on grass & slate to tie them together.

STILL TO DO:
Nothing. Well maybe add to the bases at a later date.

HIGHS AND LOWS.
Pleased with my first ever attempt at painting an Andalucian style horse.
Not over the moon with the finished Wizard, oh and his staff is way too delicate!

POINTS:

Outriders 129
Battle Wizard (Lvl 2) 100

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Outriders5.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Outriders1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Wizard2.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Wizard3.jpg

75hastings69
01-08-2007, 12:29
This is the second of 4 Fantasy Armies I am taking on for TOFP.

Hastings Skarsnik's Night Goblins:

UNIT(S):
Skarsnik

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Night Goblins led by Skarsnik

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Straight from the box!

PAINTING:
Some of you may recognise this from the Watchman Issue 1, now I know some of you may class it as cheating but I wanted to get my NG army done and figured this would probably be the best way to do it!! So don't give me a hard time!

BASING:
Bog standard.

STILL TO DO:
Nothing.

HIGHS AND LOWS.
High, Was already painted, so that was a bonus ;)
Low, I have loads of NGs to paint over the next 11 months :cries:

POINTS:

Skarsnik 205

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Skarsnik1.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/Skarsnik3.jpg

75hastings69
01-08-2007, 12:34
This is the third of 4 Fantasy Armies I am taking on for TOFP.

Hastings Nurgle Hordes of Chaos:

UNIT(S):
Great Unclean One

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Nurgle Hordes of Chaos mainly Daemonic force

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Straight from the box, Forgeworld's box that is :D

PAINTING:
This bad boy is allowed 3 months due to his cost of 600 pts, I think I'll need every last minute of it!!

BASING:
Plan on making a suitable Nurgle base for him.

STILL TO DO:
Everything!!.

HIGHS AND LOWS.
High, getting this from FW.
Low, none as of yet!

POINTS:

Great Unclean One 600 pts

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/GreatUncleanOne.jpg

75hastings69
01-08-2007, 12:44
This is the fourth of 4 Fantasy Armies I am taking on for TOFP.

Hastings Beasts of Chaos:

UNIT(S):
See below

BACKGROUND/THEME:
See below

BUILD/CONVERSION:
oh dear!

PAINTING:
None

BASING:
Plan on making a suitable woodland bases.

STILL TO DO:
Everything!!.

HIGHS AND LOWS.
High, Finally settling on an army list.
Low, taking that long to do so that I missed the first months deadline and had to play one of these!

POINTS:

none.

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x15/75hastings69/joker.jpg

Horus0001
01-08-2007, 14:41
My months entry:


Unit:
Chaos Warriors of slaanesh

Background:
Get back to me in a week or so with this, else just say they got caught peeping in windows so ran north.

Build/Conversion:
Pretty standard building with no converting at all.

Painting:
I tried to make a contrast between the strong pink and blues with the black armour. It was a hard choice between using bronze on the metallic parts or gold. In the end i felt gold would have been too bright for the model and taken attention away from the armour.

Basing:
Basing was done using bestial brown for the trim and black ink highlighted grey for the sand, finished off with a few dabs of static grass.

Still to do:
I would like to go back and add some effects to the horns. The cloaks also need to be highlighted and the postman needs to hurry up with my banner top.

Highs and lows:
The main high was getting to try out a range of colours that ive never used before. Everything i had painted in the past focused on red and browns.

Few lows were in the form of painting the horns and getting used to the pink. Painting in general took a bit of getting used to since this was the first unit i have painted in 2 years.

Points:
15 chaos warriors with hand weapon+sheild and full command, mark of slaanesh: 275

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5084/perfectgrp1cg7.png
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/7083/perfectgrp2qo0.png

dave3555
01-08-2007, 18:04
dave3555 Dwarfs - By stone and steel.

UNIT(S):
Dwarf runesmith. Borin stonehammer.


BACKGROUND/THEME:
The whole army will be based around a dwarven mining clan theme. Clan redbeard Is home to a extensive mining community. Deep beneath the hold of clan redbeard are the some of the richest metal deposits to be found - iron, copper, tin and other metals. The miners of clan redbeard are also working to construct a network of tunnels to connect the hold with outlying settlements. This underground network will allow trade to flow between the dwarf settlements unhindered by terrain and bandits.

Entry to the hold is made through a pair of bronze and iron doors over 20 feet high carved into the mountain side. These doors are guarded by a company of
iron breakers and only resident dwarfs may pass through them. Only by personal invitation of the clan lord may an outsider enter the hold.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Nothing special. Straight out of the blister stock runesmith model.

PAINTING:
I wanted my dwarfs to look like dwarfs from a mining clan. So for that reason I intend to keep them in natural looking colours and tones. Lots of leather -
hides the dirt from working in the mines all day! Also for the metal work I wanted to use bronze and iron due to its practicality for the dwarfs to have made their tools, armour etc out of. Many dwarf army's are painted using golds - but in reality gold is by far too soft a metal to be used for such
items.

BASING:
Gritty sand. Painted (wetbrushed) with scorched brown. Highlighted with bestial brown, snakebite leather, snakebite and bleached bone mix and final
highlights of bleached bone

STILL TO DO:
Nothing this model is finished ( though I may add a little static grass - I'm not sure yet).

HIGHS AND LOWS:
I have really enjoyed painting this model. There's maybe a little too much detail in the sculpt and the casting was a bit of a pin to clean up. But overall I enjoyed paint this dwarf.

POINTS:
Runesmith
Rune of balance, rune of spell breaking

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j48/dave3555/gaming%20minis/dwarfs/runepriestcmon.jpg

Huw_Dawson
01-08-2007, 18:58
Hey there folks! I had this done pretty early this month, and I'm very happy with how this turned out!

UNIT(S):
1 Dwarf Lord with Runes of Stone, Resistance and Spite, and a shield.

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Durgan Greybeard, Lord of the Northernmost Hall of Karak-a-Karaz. He's a pretty old dwarf, with alot of experiance up his sleeves. He sits on the council of Karak-a-Karak as leader of his clan, also called the Durgan clan. (Durgan being a title, much like Lord) He spent almost 60 years as a Dwarf ambassador in the Empire, leaving just after the appointment of Karl Franz as Emporer, due to the death of his father, Durgan Stonehead. His primary concern is the safety of the northern mountain passes, that link to several mining settlements and the human fortress town of Strasslehelm.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
The White Dwarf on Gotrek and Bugman model - used the White Dwarf as the base for this conversion, effectively all I did was glue a shield on and put him on some slate.

PAINTING:
Considering I had so few paints, he came out VERY well. The red cape is very striking and makes him very visable to me, looking at his back, on the battlefield. The beard is a triumph in my opinion too, simply being a 50/50 mix of black and white as a basecoat, followed by drybrushes of increasing white.

BASING:
A piece of slate and some clump foliage! (Slate is an overal army thing - all heros, engineers and lords will be on a piece of it.

STILL TO DO:
Nothing - I painted on a symbol on the shield AFTER this photo was taken. Honest.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
Painting the beard/cape.
Sticking the head/beard on the body in the first place!

POINTS: 273.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z99/Huw_Dawson/BOHP-LordDurgan.jpg

- Huw

Azyreth
01-08-2007, 19:33
Unit:
Clanrat Unit
Pack of Giant Rats

Background:
Nothing here yet, still working on it!

Build/Conversion:
Just regular old clanrats, no special conversions.

Painting:
After I painted the actual clanrats I felt I needed something to tie the unit together. This is where the shields come in. I made them dark purple so the clanrats would seem like part of the same unit instead of a random mob.

Basing:
Nothing done here yet. I'm planning on making them grey-ish gravel.

Still to do:
Basing.

Highs and lows:
Highs - Lots of skaven to paint, giant rats were relatively easy to paint.
Lows - This is just the warm-up.

Points:
25 Skaven Clanrats - Full Command, Hand Weapons and Shields - 150 Points
2 Giant Rat Packs (12 Giant Rats, 2 Pack Masters) - 60 Points
Total is 210 Points.

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/1897/finale1df2.jpg
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/3755/finale2ws9.jpg
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5479/finale3nc3.jpg
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/1553/finale4js9.jpg

Arhalien
01-08-2007, 20:21
UNIT(S):
Arhalien’s Archers (Citizens militia).


I feel honoured ;)



UNIT(S):
Silverstu and The ‘smiths of Zhufbar’.





Dante and ‘The Blood spillers’



UNIT(S):
Sigur (Lording) and the warriors of Karond Kar.


:D
Ahem.

Painter Name: Arhalien

Army: Wood Elves

Unit: Highborn: Eternal Kindred, Rhymer's Harp

Theme: Northern forest separate from Athel Loren. Cursed with Eternal Twilight, the link between it and Athel Loren severed (I have got that aspect of the fluff right? Tell me by pm or the other thread. Thanks!) and all the spirits trapped in the dormant trees. Basically an all Asrai army painted in dark colours.

Building/conversion: Straight from the Blister

Painting: Lovely model to paint this one; lots of blending on the cloak which I;m growing the love doing. The armour was a simple drybrush of Chainmail, a black ink wash then another light drybrush of chainmail. The cloak was done with various mixes of Chao blakc and codex grey, highlighted up to Codex grey. The brown was Chaos black and scorched brown, scorched brown, then dark flesh. The horns were graveyard earth, commando khaki, then bleached bone, as was the ruff, although without the bone. The armour trim was Tin Bitz

Basing: GW basing sand painted scorched brown, highlgihted graveyard earth then khaki. Silver Birch seeds, apinted catachan green, highlighted khaki, and small patches of flock, painted catachan green and ink washed chstnut ink.

Highs: Lovely model to paint, and more lovely models to come.
Lows: erm, none.

Points this month: 230
Points so far: 230

Pics:
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x29/Arhalien/Wood%20Elves/Highbornfront.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x29/Arhalien/Wood%20Elves/Highbornback.jpg

afghanwhig
01-08-2007, 21:43
Snarsnik's Squig Squad:

UNIT(S):
NG Shaman & NG Big Boss on Squig.

BACKGROUND/THEME:
I dont really have a background theme for the army yet. I have been reading some background stuff but this is my trist back to Warhammer for the first time in ten years.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Shaman from the BfSP box and the NG Big Boss straight from the blister. It might take me awhile to get into doing conversions and stuff.

PAINTING:
Dark orange for the effigy on the staff and dark purple for the robes. I will post more on this after work.

BASING:
Need to finish the basing.

STILL TO DO:
Need to finish the basing for the NG Shaman and need to finish the NG Big Boss! I am about halfway finished with the big boss right now so I will have to take a half joker for the month.

HIGHS AND LOWS.
My first fully painted mini in ten years. Felt good getting it done but hopefully I can improve the quality of the paint jobs on the mini's as I go. I defintaley need to learn how to water down paints and feather the paints.

POINTS:
NG Shaman with 2 dispell scrolls and NG Big Boss on Squig with light armor, spiteful shield and one hit wunda. (222 points, really 161 for the NG Big Boss only being half done at the moment.)

I have a shotty picture of the NG Shaman and will post the pic of the Big Boss once I am done which should be by Friday.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa70/josgertz/ng_shaman.jpg

the varks
02-08-2007, 10:46
UNIT(S):
5 wardancers and a spellsinger

BUILD/CONVERSION:
straight out of the blister for the wardancers .as with the rest of the army they have no mettalic on them. the spell singer has had 2 major conversions, the end of staff replaced with a dyrad branch and the held sprite removed and replaced with a long bow.

PAINTING:
all of my wood elves will be in a summer scheme with no mettalics. ever.

BASING:
GW sand with blue foam rocks painted with charadon granite basecoat, grave yard hearth then bleached bone. they have green games workshop flock and clump foliage

STILL TO DO:
Nothing this unit is finished.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
i have really enjoyed painting these wardancers as they are fantastic minitaures.

POINTS:
111 points for 5 wardancers with blade singer and musician. 125 points for level 2 spell singer. 236 points total

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w34/marcotessari/DSCF0211.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w34/marcotessari/DSCF0212.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w34/marcotessari/DSCF0209.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w34/marcotessari/DSCF0210.jpg

sorry for the bad pictures
marco

aggraae
02-08-2007, 15:23
UNIT(S):
Great Brayshaman

BUILD/CONVERSION:
The main model is from Morghur but i have cut off the "spawn Ungors " from each hand and made him smaler, added alot of branches from dryads box (WE).

PAINTING/THEME:
The army is a mix between Slaanesh and "Shadows" so i have choose a puple (maybe look abit blue at the pic) color, The skin for the beasts is Scorched brown base,Bestial light, and highlights snakebte leather and Snakebite leather/Bleached bone, made him a ornage fur to make im stand out from the rest of the army, all wood parts base Snakebite leather and mixing bleached bone highlights.

BASING:
Simple, Scorched brown base, drybrush bestial brown, added some grey stones, GW flock and some trian modelling grass (for train tracks) looks the same as GW:s gras just little darker.added some branches on the base.

STILL TO DO:
This model is finished BUT, first i didn't know if i should dip the army so i dipped him and it turned out so bad so he still need some matt vanish here and there so he don'tlook to shiny.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
Really cool model and turned out goood but i added to much so when i was going to paint him it was hard to reach all places at the model.

POINTS:
Great Bray Shaman 180,Braystaff 8,lvl4 35,Spell Familiar 15,Crown of everrlasting conquest 50= total 288

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l236/aggraae/IMG_0048.jpg
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l236/aggraae/IMG_0049.jpg
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l236/aggraae/IMG_0050.jpg

Catferret
02-08-2007, 15:33
Army Name: Varga's Maneaters

Background: Tyrant Varga Beastslayer pursued the Chaos hordes north after the battle of Middenheim. Rather than stopping at the border of the Chaos Wastes, he kept on going fighting his way past scores of strange creatures. He lost an arm and an eye in a duel with a Khornate Daemon Prince but was victorious. He ripped the creatures heart out and ate it, cheered on by his few remaining troops. He returned to the South passing through the lands of the Chaos Dwarves where they fashioned him a new arm in exchange for much of the loot he acquired in the Wastes. This new mechanimagical arm seems to drain magic into it sustaining it's power source of raw warpstone. Strange scars have begun to spread over his chest from the power source further adding to his already terrifying countenace. He is now known as Varga Daemonslayer.

Units: 4 Ogre Bulls and 30 Gnoblar Fighters

Build/Conversion: Basic models. Straight from box. Some Gnoblars taken from the Ogre sprues for variation.

Painting: Ogres - Dark dirty metallics, brown leather, blue cloth, tanned skin. Gnoblars - Brown. Lots of brown... Grey/green skin

Basing: Black edging. Top of base is Scorched Brown followed by drybrushes of Codex Grey and bits of Graveyard Earth. Scorched Grass is applied and drybrushed Kommando Khaki.

Still to do: Gnoblar bases require the static grass phase.

Highs/Lows: I hate batch painting. But I got more Gnoblars don ethan planeed. Whole unit is finished to a sufficient level. Not my usual standard but they look fine on the table.

Points: 4 ogre Bulls with Bellower and Additional Hand Weapons=166pts; 30 Gnoblar Fighters with Groinbiter=62pts. Total=228pts

The Pics:
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q224/catferret/ToFP001.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q224/catferret/ToFP004.jpg

TheDarkArg
02-08-2007, 17:37
ARMY: Lahmnian Vampire Counts

UNIT:
Skeleton Unit

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Since the Lahmnian bloodline is most closely tied to Khemri I've decided to make this the "Army of the Return" by using lots of TK models and bits, mainly the shields/heads. I also think some of the TK models are far suprieror to their VC counterparts.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Straight out of the box TK skeletons with a unit base painted to match.

PAINTING:
I wanted to do something different than the clean and neat bleached bone look that seems to dominate the undead these days. In an attempt to keep the palate fairly limited I opted to use purple ink to shade the recesses of all my skeletons to bring about a suitibly cursed feel. Red and bone rounded out the color scheme with rusty looking silver for armor and gold for bringing out the details.

BASING:
Sanded prior to spray undercoat, wetbrush with scorched brown, heavy drybrush with graveyard earth, drybrush with bleached bone. Add static grass and presto!

STILL TO DO:
Nothing, they're all done.

HIGHS AND LOWS.
Lows - painting all the shields after the unit was "done".
High - 5 minutes worth of glueing shields on and the unit looked vastly improved.

POINTS:
20 skeletons - Captain, Standard Bearer, Musician - 185 pts.
It's a little under, but with a 300pt general to do it'll even out by the end.

Apologies for the terrible pic, but I'm still working on getting the camera to get decent shots of mini's. I also need to get the resizing tool to work right.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/ArgInTheDark/Vampire%20Counts/P1000725.jpg

TheDarkArg
02-08-2007, 17:52
ARMY: Dwarves

UNITS:
Dwarf Thane
Dwarf Thunderers

BACKGROUND/THEME:
None yet, but I've nicknamed them the Adeptus Mechanidwarves because of how the color scheme turned out. I'm toying with making them a guild army. I have an old Burlock Damson Master Engineer so I may do that, or they could just end up as the crusading army of Kadak Kadrin (slayer keep).

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Direct from the box thunderers and an old Warhammer Quest plastic dwarf hero without any modifications.

PAINTING:
Fairly straightfoward but in keeping with a limited color palate I chose a red-grey scheme with primarily silver metal pieces, brown-khaki type leathers. Not sure I like the effect on the cloth, it could get reworked sometime later if I find a better way to do it.

BASING:
Sanded prior to spray undercoat, heavy drybrush with adeptus battle grey, drybrush with codex grey and add static grass.

STILL TO DO:
Nothing, they're all done.

HIGHS AND LOWS.
High- Using the new foundation paints to get a good solid red without taking ages to do it. I just hope they can do the same thing for my painting of yellows.
Low - Trying futily to get my camera to take decent pics of these guys. I tend to think they look much better in the flesh so to speak.

POINTS:
Dwarf Thane - Great Weapon, Rune of Stone - 74 pts
10x Dwarf Thunderes - 140 pts.
Total: 214 pts.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/ArgInTheDark/Dwarves/P1000726.jpg

Dead orc
02-08-2007, 18:07
Wow! Everyone has done great this month. Well here’s mine:

UNITS:
Skink Chieftain (to be named)
Un-named jungle swarms.

BACKGROUND/THEME: Nothing much developed yet… bright colours due to them being from deep forest, dark bases since they aren’t at home at the moment. Later units will probably have some identification of the lands they’ve ‘visited’.

BUILD/CONVERSION: Chief is just a basic build. The swarms use the jungle swarm pack as well as the three snakes from the cold-one riders box.

PAINTING:
The Orange was painted with Solar macharius orange then given a gentle ink wash of red ink. After this the skin was highlighted with Fiery orange and a final highlight of Golden yellow applied.
The snakes were all done in various ways…

BASING:
These lizzies are far from their tropical home. The ground is a mixture of GW sand and a few other packs I have bought. I painted this scorched brown and then drybrushed graveyard earth over the top. I then applied some of GW’s new Scorched grass.

STILL TO DO:
On the chief I may change the spines on his weapon to bone. On the swarms there are little bits of touching up, including teeth, horns and the scales on the lizard thingy.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
Started off painting a salamander but I cannot find a decent scheme for that beast! He’ll turn up another month but it was annoying that I couldn’t use the handlers that I’ve already painted…

POINTS:
Skink Chief, Hand weapon, Light armour, Shield, Stegadon Helm – 99
2 x Jungle swarms – 120
Total: 219

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/DeadOrc/1Month1.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/DeadOrc/2month1.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/DeadOrc/3month1.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/DeadOrc/4month1.jpg

the eater of pie
02-08-2007, 19:24
my first army: winter themed wood elves.

unit:tree(snow)man

background
a winter themed treeman. a forest spirit taking the form of a man made of snow.

ups/downs
ups: already painted a few weeks before
downs: has had alot of bad comments(poor snowman)

painting
sprayed black and built up through enchanted blue to skull white hat and eyes re-painted black and shields painted bestial brown(i think)

basing
based with sand before spraying drybrushed bestial brown then covered with GW snow effects.

points
treeman-285

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb209/666_the_number_of_the_tom/DSC00156.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb209/666_the_number_of_the_tom/DSC00166.jpg

the eater of pie
02-08-2007, 19:40
my second army: undivided chaos mortals

units
chaos sorceror

background
uh.. a chaos sorceror of undivided

painting
the was sprayed black and the black (gloves and robe top) was highlighted with a mix of chaos black and codex grey. the bone coloured robe was highlighted from graveyard earth ,through komando karkki(sp?) and highlighted with bleached bone. i forgothow i painted the skull. the metal was painted boltgun metal highlighted with mithril silver then inked with flesh wash.
the orb was painted red gore then highlighted to the left with blood red, bloodred/golden yellow, golden yellow, then it was painted all over with a mix of matt varnish and a little bit of red ink (yellow ink on the yellow bit).

basing
it was based with sand and painted chaos black. it was drybrushed with bestial brown and then with bleached bone whilst the bestial brown was still a bit wet. the edge was painted bestial brown and drybrushed with bleached bone.

points
chaos sorceror of undivided, level 2, power familiar 170 points


ups/ downs
ups: was fun to paint and found it in hero quest box.
downs: i had KFC that day so the grease on my fingers rubed the paint off of where ever i held the model.

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb209/666_the_number_of_the_tom/DSC00195.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb209/666_the_number_of_the_tom/DSC00196.jpg

Erazmus_M_Wattle
02-08-2007, 20:10
Erazmus's Goblin Horde of Waaaargh Groblonik

UNIT(S):
2 heroes, Gorgnak wolf rider hero of the common goblin "Iron Knuckle" tribe and Skaff Warty Nose of the Da Burnin' Face tribe.

BACKGROUND/THEME:
They are going to be an army of all goblins. I would have made it all Night Goblins but they are a bit tactically challenged so some wolf riders and chariots from the common goblin entries ought to even things up a bit.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Skaff Warty Nose is straight out the blister. Gorgnak is a plastic goblin wolf rider with the metal 'Orc' pitfighter helmet and axe. All his lads will probably have the same helmet.

PAINTING:
I wanted my Night Goblins to be quite pasty looking but rather than highlighting with white I used yellow. Only time will tell if I stick with that. I wanted the squigs in the army to be have extreme highlights. I have toned it down with a thinned red ink wash but the highlights are still quite bright. The common goblins will be quite drab in colour. Not much else to say really.

BASING:
Sanded and highlighted. With some patches of static grass. (Though I just noticed I forgot to put the SG on the Wolfrider)

STILL TO DO:
Static Grass on Wolf rider.

HIGHS AND LOWS.
Highs: I enjoyed painting the squig.
Lows: I only joined the project 2 weeks ago so I had to paint a bit quicker than I would have liked.

POINTS:
Skaff Warty Nose: 124pts
Gorgnak: 76pts

PS: anybody know how to add the pictures in the post the way you guys did. I only managed to do it as attachments. Please PM me.

Killshot
03-08-2007, 01:25
Killshot's WAB Flemish army

UNIT(S):
Dismounted Milites (Knights)

BACKGROUND/THEME:
None really, just didn't want to do the usual Normans

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Nothing really, just a hand-made and painted flag.

PAINTING:
The biggest challenge is to come up with as many combinations and designs to make the shields different. These are all knights and war is their trade, they would take the time to make their shields look nice.

BASING:
WAB really uses the same basing system as WFB, but I just like the look of multi-basing the units.
If you check my painting log I have added shots of the individual bases.

STILL TO DO:
Nothing, they are done.

HIGHS AND LOWS.
Nothing much to report. I really enjoyed painting this unit. Looking forward to doing more.

POINTS:
24 Dismounted Milites armed with light armor, shield, hand weapon and thrusting spears. Including: Standard Bearer, Musician and Champion Hemond. (375 points) They can assume a shieldwall formation instead of moving. All attacks (shooting and close combat) hit at a -1.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/beckyfrads/Miniatures/EbayWarhammerPics083.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/beckyfrads/Miniatures/EbayWarhammerPics085.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/beckyfrads/Miniatures/EbayWarhammerPics086.jpg

Jonahmaul
03-08-2007, 09:33
UNIT
30 Night Goblins with full command, nets & 2 fanatics. May change this composition later on as not sure I want the full command

BACKGROUND/THEME
All Night Goblin army led my Skarsnik. Am going to include some spider riders & maybe some chariots/bolt throwers but these will be converted to look like NG ones.

BUILD/CONVERSION
Staight from the box

PAINTING
Full details of how I painted them can be seen in my project log

BASING
Black Ink over sand, drybrush of scorched brown followed by graveyard earth. Sides painted in bestial brown & then dots of static grass put on.

STILL TO DO
Nothing - hurrah!

HIGHS AND LOWS
Very motivated to do them so I could submit them for the thread but soooo many of the gits to paint! Oh well, only ONE model to paint next month! Not very happy with the photos either as they do look better 'in the flesh'. Skin looks very like goblin green in the photos which its not. Its putrid green so they're practically neon!

POINTS
30 Night Goblins with full command, nets & 2 fanatics = 195 points.

jme
03-08-2007, 15:05
Here is my first month worth of work.

UNIT
20 Dark elf spearmen with sheilds and full command.

BACKGROUND/THEME
This is an army Ive been wanted to do for a long time, a Dark Elf army from the time of the Sundering, the origianl Cult of Slannesh. Every model apart from the characters will have a helmet to hide their identity to the outside world.

BUILD/CONVERSION
As this is a Sundering army, Ive based the models on High Elves with a Slannesh champions sheild and helmet.

PAINTING
Im quite happy with how these turned out, with the pink and white standing out againest the black. Gloss vanish finishes off the armour nicely.

BASING
Sand hightlighted from brown to bone with grass on top, brown around the edges.

STILL TO DO
Some touching up of the flesh, as I did some late at night!

HIGHS
Seeing the unit come together.
LOWS
Feeling like I would never get them finished!

POINTS
20 Dark Elf spearmen, sheilds and FC = 185pts

Next Month: 10 Crossbowmen and Bolt thrower.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x203/ogregut/019.jpg
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x203/ogregut/016.jpg

Kodamas
04-08-2007, 19:43
Kodamas's Army:(Changed from the original. See below)

UNIT(S):
0

BACKGROUND/THEME:
General Orc and Gobbo Army with a basic tribe theme.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
None as yet. Again See below.

PAINTING:
None as yet. Again See below.

BASING:
None as yet. Again See below.

STILL TO DO:
I still need to basically start. I did start the other armies I had previously mentioned however A: I never had the drive to apint them. B: My Fiancee has recently been diagnosed with a form of cancer which lead me to want to quit the hobby all together and look after her. However she was not pleased with this and has requested that I still do something which I enjoy and not fuss over her too much during her treatment. This means I will be completing my Orc and goblin army over the next year whilst I visit hospital etc.


HIGHS AND LOWS.
N/A

POINTS:
0points :(

Playing a joker this month not the best start but certainly still here.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i268/Thekodamas/joker.jpg

asmodai_dark86
04-08-2007, 21:31
AD's episode Four - A New Fantasy Amry (*cue scrolling text!)

UNIT(S):
0 - its a hero!
1 Chaos exhalted champion - not sure of the points but meh Im making up for it next month, mwahaha

BACKGROUND/THEME:
This guy was a fairly good chieften, and made a fortune from pillaging the vulnerable coasts as Archaon attacked the centre of the empire. However, most of his tribe was killed during raids and the rest... well lets just say they didnt agree with the boss. The chieftens now seeking to build himself a new force and carve himself a new empire...

BUILD/CONVERSION:
The model comes from the heresy range (which is fairly good so check it out before he does a price rise). I added some heads to his belt as war trophies and I added a dwarf shield to his back for a bit of extra armour...
I als added a beastman shield.

PAINTING:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f185/asmodai_dark86/IMG_0134.jpg
Since this photo was taken he's had some tattoos added but there bit horrendous so...

BASING:
None as yet. I usually leave it till I have a larger force and decide how exactly Id want it done.

STILL TO DO:
He needs a bit of cleaning up, especially the bright red tattoos. Its mainly because I used a white undercoat (I'd ran out of black and thought id be clever)


HIGHS AND LOWS.
Highs have been building the next unit and starting to paint it
The low has to be nearly dropping out. I have had serious money troubles so, at least till December, I'm making do with what I already own (hence why the next units a bit of a scavange...)

POINTS:
Not entirely sure as I sold all by armies books to jasevx thinking Id never need them...

Doi
05-08-2007, 07:05
Well it's about time I posted my contribution for month one (and to all those terrible pictures I took to get here I say shove this in your pipe and smoke it).

Karan Kha's Klath Ban

UNIT:
As of yet unnamed War Hydra and Handlers (They would be named but all I could think of was Fluffy and that didn't quite fit, although...)

BACKGROUND/THEME:
As of yet undecided, though the army's name translates to 'Hunting One's Slave Harvest' so I might expand on that

BUILD/CONVERSION: For the most part the stock models except for a blade-swap on the female handler and putting the hydra on a base. Though the hydra itself took some time pinning and gap filling, and then proceeded to fall apart once around the middle joint whilst working on the heads, and then have one head and the middle joint again threaten to fall apart during the painting process. But those problems are now hopefully fixed

PAINTING:
Well these models were my first venture, well apart from a squig, into painting models with more effort than in flat colours with no highlights etc so I'm stoked on how much my paintjobs have improved. The hydra's skin was painted with a basecoat of 50/50 Chaos Black and Adeptus Battlegrey followed by several progressively lighter drybrushes of several progressively lighter greys followed up by a Black Ink wash. On the handlers the skin, which was the part I was dreading the most after past experiences painting skin turned out to be my favourite parts of the handlers, though sadly the pics dont do it justice.

BASING:
The snow was done with a mix of PVA and bicard soda which was then covered in more bicarb soda. As to why I chose snow, well snow just semed to suit DE so much in my mind

STILL TO DO:
Give them a couple of sprays of sealant to protect the paintjobs and think of a name

HIGHS AND LOWS:
Highs: Painting the hydra as it was just so fun to paint. The final look of the skin as it turned out so well
Lows: Having it fall apart once (which I could live with because it wasn't even undercoated at that point), and then nearly fall apart twice more as I was nearly finished painting

POINTS:
War Hydra and Handlers (220pts)

For next month (well this month) I plan on doing 24/25 spearmen with shields, which I'm both looking forward to, as I'm now enjoying painting as I'm getting good results, and dreading as it's more guys then I've painted in like two years

Now for the pics:
Group Shot
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x4/WaaaghDoi/DCP_0575.jpg
Hydra
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x4/WaaaghDoi/DCP_0556.jpg
Handler 1
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x4/WaaaghDoi/DCP_0578.jpg
Handler 2
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x4/WaaaghDoi/DCP_0579.jpg

Hopefully I can get better pics for next month

Doi

Saulot
06-08-2007, 01:39
Saulot's Lil' Waaagh! (Soon to Feature: Gualbee):

UNITS:
20 Night Gobbo Spearmen
1 Stone Troll

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Gualbee Paleskin of the Whitemoon Tribe leads his Lil' Waaagh! through the forests of the Old World looking for his most prized possession: his escaped pet Squig. More to follow...

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Started with a box of BfSP. That means, its all Night Gobbos and Spider Riders as of the moment. I'll be getting more Night Gobbos, as well as some Squig Herds. These units for Month 1 are straight from the box.

PAINTING:
I wanted my Night Gobbos to be paler than the usual Goblin Green. I thought of them as a reclusive lot and basically stayed in their caves all the time. I took my cue from grasses left under the shade for a long time, and took on a yellowish color to them. So, I did my skin as such: Goblin Green, Dark Green Ink, Camo Green, Camo Green+Elf Flesh, Bronzed Flesh. Also, I didn't want my Gobbos to be wearing all blck robes. I did it as: Scorched Brown, Bestial Brown, Black Wash, Bronzed Flesh, Black Wash.

BASING:
Bestial Brown with Fortress Grey Highlights, then Scorched Brown Wash. Painted the sides Bestial Brown and dotted a few clumps of grass.

STILL TO DO:
I still need to clean up a few flesh parts. Also, I'm adding a Netter and a Fanatic to this unit (and maybe 5 more individuals). Troll is done.

HIGHS AND LOWS.
Lows: It took me a while to decide which Army to use in ToFP! Also, I painted 1 regiment and a monster and I'm still under 200 pts! I'll make it up next month!
Highs: Doing their robes.

POINTS:
20 Night Goblin w/ Spears and Full Command: 100
1 Stone Troll: 60 pts.
TOTAL: 160 pts.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/jdgual/Warhammer/200PtsNightGobbo.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/jdgual/Warhammer/NightGobboFront.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/jdgual/Warhammer/NightGobboBack.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y80/jdgual/Warhammer/Troll.jpg

dave is the best
06-08-2007, 10:51
I'm afraid i might have to pull a joker!

Harry when is the final deadline?

Dave

jorme
06-08-2007, 11:27
Thegarg Brainbasher´s Blackfoot tribe

Units: Thegarg Brainbasher (Tyrant)

background/THEME
the blackfoot tribe is a nomadic tribe who has grown tired of the mountains of mourn and Greasus goldtoth. They have wandered out into the world and have traveled to the old world. they search for a new land to live in and are currentley living on trading, dogs of war and of course just pick a fight then and then to capture loot.

BUILD/CONVERSION
my friend "aggraae" made this one. take the big axe, cut of the left hand from the axe and sculpt a finger on it. change the right arm so the weapon is leaning on his shoulder with greenstuf.
-
PAINTING
all my ogres have blue pants, blue is my tibes colour but my tatoos will be black.

STIL TO DO'
add tatoos on him and take purityseal on him and maybe fix something on him to illustrate the theme more.

HIGHS/LOWS

was finished a little bit late, but very pleased whit the base and he is the standard every other ogre will be on painting and basing..

POINTS
tyrant - 200p (not figured out the equipment yet)

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z257/jorme/156.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z257/jorme/148.jpg

MarvyWill
06-08-2007, 14:06
William's Night Goblins:

UNIT(S):
Skarsnik and Gobbla.

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Night Goblins only. So the choice is a bit limited. Characters, Night Goblin Core (Spears, Archers and Hand Weapons), Squig Hoppers and Squig Herds.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
A nice model on a nice little base. I've removed the snotling 'guard' but may alter the base composition later.

PAINTING:
Stuck with black for Skarsnik's robes (mainly so that he wouldn't clash with Gobbla) but he has purple flames on his cowl. These need highlighting. I like the gold rather than silver but it needs a bit more work. In all the basic colours are how imagined but haste has led to a bit of sloppy work. Once given a bit more time he should look Ok.

BASING:
Rock, grass, snow. Need to redo the snow as I used the GW snow flock for the 1st time and realised how crappy it is. Base is another casualty of last minute paint job syndrome.

STILL TO DO:
Horns/teeth need doing properly (i.e. stripes of colour not blocks), base needs proper attention, skin tone needs a little work, cowl 'flames' need highlighting, prodder needs a bit of tidying up, stitches on Gobbla need highlighting (phew!).

HIGHS AND LOWS.
Basic Black/Green/Purple/Gold colour scheme for NG seems to look OK. I ummed and ahhed about Gobbla's colour scheme but I am reasonably happy with the colour. I hope it transfers all right to the Squigs and Hoppers as they will be the same. Didn't leave myself enough time for this model (I was painting 3000 pts of other WFB at the same time!) so it is not pretty. Another few hours work and he should be a decent centrepiece. Will look better in his unit of Gobbos.

POINTS:
205 pts

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb108/marvywill/Skarsnik.jpg

Kraxnar
06-08-2007, 15:53
Tower of Stars Expeditionary Force

UNIT(S):
First Spearelf Citizen Levy

BACKGROUND/THEME:
The theme is based around a self confident young elf Prince who has grown up keeping watch over the Tower of Stars. Naturally, he gets bored and sets about trying to reinstate the Asur as a dominant force.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Just bog standard.

PAINTING:
To try to get these guys painted as quickly as I can I have kept fairly true to the studio's colour scheme and this did help a lot initially.

BASING:
Green, with flock and static grass at the moment. I'd like to add some rocks or other novelties somewhere down the track.

STILL TO DO:
:/ Some freehand on the banner is the most obvious thing left to do. Given some more time I'd like to tidy up the skin areas a bit, paint the eyes, highlight the metallics and blues and finish off the bases

HIGHS AND LOWS.
Lows consisted of having to re-paint the armour as I was not happy with it the first time and not being able to find my basing materials for several days!
The big high was getting the unit finished.

POINTS:
16 Spearelves with full command. (206 points)


http://users.on.net/maxpower/images/HESpears.jpg

Toryn
07-08-2007, 00:28
Toryn's Kislev Dogs of War:

Well, I was called out of town for the last while and won't be back for at least a few more days, so I have no pictures to post. Call this month a joker, and I'll post my July painting next time I need a joker.

UNIT(S):
None yet.

BACKGROUND/THEME:
A Kislev themed army built using the Dogs of War list.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
I'll be using the standard Kislev models, along with models from other armies converted to fit in with the theme.

PAINTING:
Once I post some pictures...

BASING:
Will likely be done at the end, so my monthly pics won't be based.

STILL TO DO:
Go home!

HIGHS AND LOWS.
None yet.

POINTS:
0

Khrangar
07-08-2007, 00:58
WIP of my 400pt completion for August.

UNIT: Slaaneshi Daemon Prince

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Summoned Daemon Prince for a Slaaneshi cult army that will be mainly based around Marauders and Daemons.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Cherubael head, Belakor Wings, Master of Carnage body and arms.

PAINTING:
Purple armour, white skin, black cloth, silver weapons/chains etc.

BASING:
Done at end with rest of army.

STILL TO DO:
GS, Paint

HIGHS AND LOWS:
High: Completing an idea that I've wanted to do for a while. Low: Waiting for the mail order to get here/Removing the tail of the Master of Carnage.

POINTS:
?

Here he is:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/Khrangar/DP007.jpg

Khrangar

Kraxnar
07-08-2007, 09:43
Krax's Slaanesh Mortals

UNIT(S):
Hmmm nothing this month.

BACKGROUND/THEME:
No real theme as yet, I initially envisaged the army as one I would take to tournaments and be competitive.

BUILD/CONVERSION:
N/A

PAINTING:
Think pastel purple and pink :P

BASING:
Unsure as of yet.

STILL TO DO:
The whole army :cries:

HIGHS AND LOWS.
The only low was not getting enough time to paint my sorceror after finishing the HE

POINTS:
0

That will be 1x Joker thanks.

happy_doctor
07-08-2007, 10:28
Happy_doctor's dwarves

UNITS:
Fat bolger's thunderers
Gloin's merry company (quarellers)

BACKGROUND/THEME:
the idea is to paint an army fully comprised of old-OOP models I have had for ages...no theme so far, but may come up with one...

BUILD/CONVERSION:
None whatsoever..besides not being good at converting stuff, it would be a shame to ruin these miniatures..they are perfect!Although I have to include stripping the miniatures from their ancient enamel paint coat in this section...

PAINTING:
red coats with dark green as a secondary colour...the metalic parts were drybrushed boltgun metal and given a very fine highlight with mithril silver. Bronze parts were painted dwarf bronze and then given a black ink.


BASING:
Haven't had the time to do this, it's a boring and time consuming procedure, but will probably do it in august.I think I'll go with a rocky theme.

STILL TO DO:
Basing, and a touch-up on the skin..The pictures are old, but i have managed to paint the feather on the champion's hat, some other minor details and give the red another highlight..

HIGHS/LOWS:
The miniatures are very characterful and interesting, they look awesome when given some coats of paint!
No lows yet...barring the fact that I have no camera to take new photos with..hopefully I will be able to do so by editing the post at some time...

Points:
10 thunderers, full command= 165
9 quarellers, musician, champion=114
total=279

sigur
07-08-2007, 17:33
Sigur's Dark Elves:

UNIT(S):
(unnamed) Cold One Knights
Ath'am and the Ants - Shades

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Dark Elf Raiding party

BUILD/CONVERSION: Nothing really. Maybe one or two of you saw the first two freehand banners and maybe there are some more to follow. The front parts of the crossbows snapped off two Shades and got lost so I had to redo them. I used some plastic bitz from the Warriors sprues for that. It wasn't hard to make the pieces fit.

PAINTING:
As I was really lazy for three weeks, the painting quality suffered a bit, especially on the Cold One Knights. The colour scheme is pretty much the classic Dark Elves one: Purple and metallics with green and red thrown in for contrast. On the shades, I tried out another way of painting faces; without any inks/washes/glazes, it's just layering. I did so because I thought it would make the faces look more defined and that it would bring out the amazing details and character on those faces a bit better. For the Cold One Knights, I started using mixes of Gold/Mithril to highlight golden parts (before that, I just used inks and a bit of mithril for highlights.

BASING:
Gritty sand, dark grey, highlighted with shades of Grey with the odd rock thrown in here and there.

STILL TO DO:
Aside from the backbanners for the Knights, I'll also add patches of snow to the bases.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
The greatest low must have been the three weeks I spent doing everything but painting. In fact, I have 6 Cold One Knights finished but I could only find 5 shields which is quite a problem: I'm sitting here with 10-12 Cold One Knights and 5 shields. I'm also not particularly happy with the Cold Ones, I have to admit. Seems like I chose a terrible way for painting them: most scales have different shades of green and the highlighting was really tedious. But what bugs me the most is my lack of discipline.

Anyway, on to the highs:
I really enjoyed painting the Shades. It went quite fast and I'm very pleased with the results. I guess

POINTS:
5 Cold One Knights (Heavy Armour, Shields, Lances) - 145pts
6 Shades (Hand Weapons, Repeating Crossbow) - 84pts

-> 229pts


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/Dark%20Elves/CoK2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/Lexandro/Dark%20Elves/shades2.jpg

more pictures are to be seen in my painting log and my photobucket folder.

cheers,
Sigur

armos
07-08-2007, 18:14
UNIT(S):
Aspiring Champion (as yet unnamed) and Wargor (Skar War-Herder)

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Gerudan War-Wolves: chaos tribe raiding the Empire post SoC

BUILD/CONVERSION: Aspiring Champion coverted mostly from the Plastic Empire General including bits from the marauder, Chaos warrior and Empire Militia kits with some other odds and sodds and a bit of filing (damn imperial iconography) and green stuffing... Wargor is straight out the tin

PAINTING:
Went for as neutral a scheme as possible with lots of browns, flesh-tones and dark metallics... using red to contrast. this is a theme throughout my army but the red is probably more evident with these two to make them stand out from the rank and file.

BASING:
Sand painted bestial brown drybrushed snakebite leather then belached bone. static grass added in patches.

STILL TO DO:
Wargor could use some more shading round the head to make the eyes stand out and I think the shield on the champ is a little plain so I'm waiting for some inspiration there.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
Both models were a joy to piant. the Wargor was done in an evening and was nice and fun.. Aspiring champ was a bit of a pain to fit together as all the imperial iconography from the Empire horse had to be filed off which took a while but was worth it i feel.. also slightly annoyed mail-order messed up and sent me the wrong human casualty model for the base. painting was fun but took a while due to being limited to an hour's painting a night thanks to work. seeing the finished model was the biggest high of all.

POINTS:
Aspiring Champ: Barded Chaos steed, shield, sword (axe) of might: 118
Wargor: Chaos armour, slaughterer's blade: 110

-> 228 pts


http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a320/armos/warhammersASPCHAMP-1.jpg http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a320/armos/warhammersWARGR-1.jpg

Well Better late then never... Been staying round a friends house for the last week or so and while she's lovely she's rather merciless in her opinions on the 'little soldiers' .. so they were best left at home...

kyussinchains
07-08-2007, 18:24
I've been ill AND snowed under with work (working 55 hour weeks at the moment...)

I'm afraid I've not finished my ogres and without further ado...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v92/kyussinchains/joker.jpg

*sobs*

Sil
07-08-2007, 18:51
Well, I've been scrambling to get these things painted, and finally, I've managed to get at least something finished, hopefully just under the deadline too!


Unit
Archers. They'll likely get a fancy name once the army fluff and theming is established.

Fluff
Undecided. Will likely be semi-generic high elves with a minor province theme, which I shall likely decide based on whats in the new book (particularly a house system, if those rumors are true).

Build
They're generic archers. Nothing fancy.

Painting
I didn't want to deviate too much from the traditional High Elf look, but didn't want a 'Eavy Metal carbon copy either. Thus, I kept the white robes but toned down the amount of blue and introduced a light brown. I was insane enough to base them all black and paint up from there.

Basing
Will likely be a general browning color... when I get around to doing it.

To do
Lots. I wasn't as productive as I'd have liked and didn't get a chance to do the whole unit. Still have a full command plus three more archers to do. Basing as well.

Lows
Note that I've omitted the "highs". These archers have been a real chore. Stubbornly painting white over black and also making my first real attempt at batch painting made these really drag on. They took forever. On the plus side, I'm really excited to move on to something a little different for month two!

Points
10 Archers, 120 points

Only 3/5 of the goal, I know. I hope to make up the difference quickly. :(

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z206/silelendae/archers_front.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z206/silelendae/archers_back.jpg

The Super Haggis
07-08-2007, 20:15
JOKER

Nick (The Super Haggis)'s Stirland Undead Hunters:

So I'll be applying a Joker as I didn't get it all done, hopefully this month I'll do more so can have a bit of a rest the month after.

UNIT(S):
Swordsmen
Pikemen
Priest of Morr

BACKGROUND/THEME:
The army of Stirland, a constant "defence" force, tasked with defending Stirland against the Undead thret and, often, actively attacking that threat!

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Swordsmen are bog satandard but with various Undead killing implements sculpted on. Pikemen a combination of the new and old Empire troops, with brass pikes added and various parts resculpted. Priest of Morr made from new wizards with much sculpting!

PAINTING:
Errrmmm....not much! All the troops will be in Stirland colours obviously and my priest will be in Emo/Goth black(maybe not Emo's, they don't seem to wear much black these days, now that it has become a fashion thing!)

BASING:
Will be just rough sand with static grass, pretty simple.

STILL TO DO:
Errrm ..pretty much all the painting!

HIGHS AND LOWS.
High: My trip up north which made me miss a week of painting(wait a minute.........)
Low: Not getting it finished obviously!

POINTS:
Don't really know, but it doesn't really matter.

Alex Under
07-08-2007, 22:04
Phew! Just made it! It’s 23:58 Spanish time, so that's just under midnight of the seventh day! Sorry for the delay, but I got married on the 7th and have been on honey moon for over 15 days.

UNIT(S):
Volley Gun
Wizard

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Empire army: NULN

BUILD/CONVERSION:
No conversions, just a bit of green stuff for space filling.

PAINTING:
I am building a Nuln army, so I went for their colours: Red and Black.

BASING:
Brown sand and Static Grass. I left the base's rims in black, I think it suits the army nicely.

STILL TO DO:
Nothing on these ones I've posted.

HIGHS AND LOWS:
I've always been terrible painting human skin, that's why I decided to go for an Empire army, as it was a challenge. I like the way it's turned out. As for the "low side", the wizard was a real pain as once put together I couldn't reach certain areas (like under the chin) without painting other parts accidentally. With patience I managed to work it out.

POINTS:
110 for the Volley Gun and 150 for the wizard (level upgrade and 50 points in gear I haven't decided yet). That makes a total of 260 points.

silverstu
08-08-2007, 08:08
Silver and Steel- Stu's Dwarfs

Unit- Harry's Hewers
15 Miners, full command and steam drill for prospector- 215 pts

background/theme- Small Northern Hold based around a mining settlement- grew with refugees from the fall of Karak Ungor. Long history of warring with the local skaven. Successfull mining and weapon making activities keeps the miners busy, the hold prosperous and the warriors armed to the teeth.

Conversions- just a couple of pick swaps, a touch of green stuff and a miner throwing a blasting charge.

painting- the hold colour is dark blue.

Basing- simply a layer of sand and grit and then some snow-micro balloons[cheers hastings;)]


Still to do- quite a bit- stupidly busy at work- lots of late nights so i was pushed just to get them to this stage. still have to finish the candles, gloves highlight the blue tunics, do war paint[some have half their faces painted blue braveheart style for extra grimness] paint the goblin and general touch ups.

highs- getting this posted
lows- not getting them finished and finding my blending skills do not exist!

points: 215

^Changer^
08-08-2007, 11:07
A change of plans - Dwarfs!

http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Gregory-Gorham/Harlequin-Joker-Print-C10127473.jpeg

I'm afraid I'll have to pull one of these little blighters. This is mostly due to a change in army (there's a reason for my username you know!), which means I will from now on do some stalwart Dwarfs instead of the ole squabbling Greenskins. This means there won't be any Wyvern, but also means I'll post some might Dwarf Warriors and an old OOP Thane in the monthly thread very soon.

Regards
E

Aflo
10-08-2007, 22:16
Aflo's Ironfrost Reapers

Apologies for my lateness - I could only get hold of a camera today.

UNIT(S):
6 Dark Elf Warriors
An Assassin

BACKGROUND/THEME:
Based around a contingent of D'elves up around the ironfrost glacier...yeh, that's about it so far

BUILD/CONVERSION:
Just your standerd warrior and assassin minis

PAINTING:
Pretty basic colour scheme - cloth liche purple, metal chainmail, straps, graveyard earth, tassels space wolves grey, skin dwarf flesh e.t.c

BASING:
Still to do. Going to be a basic snowy grass scheme.

STILL TO DO:
The bases. Only just got static grass and need to get round to buying some snow from hobbycraft and the shields.


HIGHS AND LOWS.
Highs: Getting them done:p, finding a cohesive colour scheme and the edging on the laquered armour, the assassin's eye.

Lows: The rest of the assassin - he was rushed, I've never been a fan of metallics

POINTS:
48 for the warriors
160 (I think) for the assassin
208 all together

NOTES: The assassin was basicaly an experiment of mine - I just wanted to check out what the different purple looked like and whether the white overpowered the colour scheme. The white will look a lot better on future models - if I'm being honest, the white on the assassin was done about a year ago, but I couldn't find any paint stripper. Not to worry though, the chances are I won't include him in the final army.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z3/TehMonkeyButler/DarkElves.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z3/TehMonkeyButler/Assassin.jpg
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z3/TehMonkeyButler/DarkElveswithAssassin.jpg

My camera skills aren't great, but I've heard a 'light box' does alot to make mini pics look alot more proffesional, so any pointers/tutorials on how to make one would be great.

Regards
Aflo (Adam)