Yes, the time has come to sadly bid adieu to the Motherland…
My Khador has been sitting on the shelf for the past year or so and my interest has waned in them and shifted towards other factions and/or games. Plus I’m a full fledged Menite now. So my Khador has hit the chopping block. After a sale of the whole lot fell through, I’ve begun to piece out the army. Some is already en route to some local hands, but the others are up for grabs.
If you are interested, you can have a look at the bartertown post here, and either contact me there or here through the form on the this page.
Well, now that the somber part of this post is done, let’s have a look at some new projects I’m starting on. Shall we?
You can almost here him whistle while he works…
This is a little late in coming, but I’m working on getting all my completed models photographed and posted. Today we have Mr. Orsus AKA The Butcher. I’ve already mused about the man and the model before. None of that has changed. In fact, with each game I think I like him more. And I think this is one of the best models I’ve ever done!
I don’t wanna work, I just want to swing my giant axe all day!
This one made it to April’s Paint the Target over at Lost Hemisphere and here’s what G’Day had to say about it:
VoltRon kicks down the door with Butcher wearing possibly the cleanest armor he’s ever seen fit to don. Stormtrooper inspired? I love the high contrast between the white and the blacks and oranges.
…eVlad is completed!
I’ve only had one game with Mr. Shoulder Pads and i think it was because that he was still not finished at the time is why he didn’t do so well. That and Saeryn shuts down Khador hardcore :/ Oh well. Now that he’s painted, he’s ready to win me some games!
I actually like this sculpt, yes, even with the massive shoulder pads. I like it SO much more that pVlad’s. Welp, that’s two versions of Vlad I have painted. I guess that just leaves…
Ah it feels good to be painting with passion again. I’m still plugging away at my Iron Fangs and Assassins but it’s hard, especially knowing that in a few weeks they are going to be shelved for the time being while I partake in a dalliance with the Protectorate of Menoth.
I got eVlad sometime right before my wedding and he’s been sitting in pieces since, unable to make the table. Well no more! I crank put a lot on him in a very short time last night. Seriously in a few hours this is what I got. Not bad if I say so meself.
Now, you’ll know I’m no fan of pVlad. I don’t like his sculpt and I don’t like playing him. But eVlad seems to be just what the Old Witch ordered just from looking at his spells and feat. It should suit my infantry heavy style quite well. Also this model has really grown on me seeing it in person. I was hoping to have him done by tonight’s gaming night, but looks like I’ll be missing it due to another commitment, so eVlad should be done tonight and ready for next week!
Better cape and I even like his ridiculous shoulder pads this time.
Getting the Khadoran gang together!
Sorry for the hiatus, but this is what I’ve been working on! All that’s left is:
- 3.5-ish Iron Fang Pikemen
- Eliminators Unit
- 5 Kayazy Assassins & Underboss
- Man-o-War Shocktrooper arms
Our group’s slow grow league starts on June 16th and I’ll be rolling with Menoth for it, so I have until then to finish painting those!
Oh and feel free to show off your army shots in the comments! I’d love to see them!
EDIT: Here’s a pic I found of them from 3 months ago!
At ease men...
Finally got around to taking pics of my Kommandant Irusk even though I’ve been fielding him for some months now (can I still blame it on my wedding? Yeah, let’s do that…). I’ll have some more of the others that I painted awhile ago but never got around to posting :/ My bad.
The color scheme on this one was what re-invigorated my Khador and shifted it’s overall color scheme slightly as you can tell if you look at the models since him. There are more hints of black and red. Mostly black.
Plus he was one of the first where I think I did a very good job in trying to keep the paint job clean and precise.
Gallery and play thoughts after the break…
∑Sorry for the delay…these guys were done last year but I guess I just forgot to take pictures of them…
The Great Bears of Gallowswood!
These guys…what a bunch of badasses. Their stats are awesome, their fluff is awesome and their models are awesome.
The Great Bears was a unit I was very excited to get. I just love their backstory and what they bring to the table (pure destruction). When I got them, I pretty much put everything else aside and got to work painting them. Surprisingly enough, I had a tough time figuring out a way to incorporate my color scheme to these guys (and subsequently, their Iron Fang brethren). They were also a lot harder to paint than I thought they would be. So much so, that I’ve become very hesitant to get to work on my Iron Fangs, as it took me almost a month to finish the Bears, I can only imagine how long it will take me to finish 12 Iron Fangs.
The Great Bears of Gallowswood!
Of note, is that on each one I gave a different colored bear. I love little touches like that.
The Butcher, almost done in a day. Not bad...
This is what happens when you perform well in a game for me! You get a one way ticket to the painting table! Let that be a lesson to you warcasters…
While updating the Model List, I realized that I had gotten a pButcher way back in a trade, but he was still in his baggie, bare metal as could be. Knowing that my next match was against Legion of Everblight, I thought that he would be a good caster against them with his troop buffs and being able to run at least 2 warjacks. I was a little wary however, as I’ve never used him.
The Butcher didn't shy away from the front lines when he was needed.
Saturday, April 7 – Today the Volningrad Snowmen won their season opener against a team from the Legion of Everblight, 1 caster kill to none, although they were ahead on Scenario Control Points at the end of the first half as well.
A new trade made before the season, Orsus Zoktavir, who fans have affectionately dubbed “The Butcher”, was starting quarterback, while monstrosity Absylonia, was in for the Legion. Absylonia led her side in a swift offensive in the beginning, taking half the field while the Butcher and his team struggled to match the pace set by the Dragonspawns. CONTINUED ON OPENER PAGE B5
Jus' tryin' ta make a point...
Continuing with my painting ADD, I popped out this test model for one of my converted Kayazy Assassins. I went with a more darker scheme than my usual, since they are assassins after all. I still managed to keep the cloak as the red on the inside, white on the outside, that pretty much everything else that has a cloak/cape has on my Khador. That way they are still tied into the rest of my white Khador with that element.
Still a WIP as I still need to do the cloak (2 brush blending time!) and highlighting and additional detailing everywhere else.
I think that I really like this scheme, although it’s more inline with my Zerkova than my Strakhov.