Warmongers (min unit) and the Shepard are finally on bases, and what I consider my first ‘completed‘ models for my Legion of Everblight Rearguard.
Still not that happy with how the bases are coming out, but the peeps on the forums seem to like them, so I guess they’ll stay that way.
I really love how these guys came out and I think the new blue I used on the skintones is the key to that. I still have the other two left to max out the unit, but for now, I’m focusing on getting the rest of the bases ready as I don’t like when I finish painting a model and don’t have a base for him. It’s kinda demotivating as they never feel done until they are on a base. At the moment, they are in the (slow) process of getting layer after layer of water effects.
What do you guys think? C + C is always welcome. In the mean time, working on Swordsmen! These 12 man small-based units always slow down my momentum and drive, that’s why I intend on getting them started and done sooner rather than later. After 12 dudes, a 5 man unit should seem like a breeze!
After reading about Plarzoid’s plan’s for his Highlander lists for the first weeks of Slow Grow, it got me thinking about mine.
Now I don’t have a ton of models to choose from as far as Legion goes, but this format shouldn’t prove a problem for me. The biggest issue I would have had was the one light/heavy beasts as I only have 3, one of whom is a character which I think is not allowed (Typhon). I had originally planned on doing:
The problem with that is I thought the Soldier was 4 points when he’s actually 5, which puts me 1 point over…Welp, time to switch it up and paint up some of my other solos I have availible, either the Succubus or the Shepard. I’m sure you’ve guessed which one I chose.
I’m super happy with how she’s coming out. I just need to finish her feathers and belt buckles. At first she was really kind of intimidating due to her size and all those little details. Plus I had no idea on the color scheme yet for any other models besides Ogruns. But I just dived in and next thing I know here she is, almost completed. Enjoy the pics!
Oh and I should be getting my bases in the mail soon, so I can finally ‘complete’ some models and make them playable!
Moving on from the Nephilim Soldier featured earlier this week, let’s talk Ogruns and the trouble I’m having with mine.
The reasons for working on an Ogrun model and the Nephilim at the same time I explained in a post long ago (basically the two have all the elements I need to try out). Originally I went with the warchief but for whatever reason switched it up to this warmonger grunt.
Just wanted to share the work I was able to do on the Nephilim Soldier last night. He’s pretty much done at the moment and I’m very happy with the result. In fact, it’s emboldened me to push on. This is 5 points down, 45 to go!
Still undecided on what to do as far as basing though. I did have an idea when I remembered that my mom has one of these hanging up in her house. I was going to swing by on the weekend anyway, but now I think I’ll also try and get a mold of it made with some insta-mold and then make a cast that I’ll smash to chunks. Thoughts?
Also, I have some pics of the Scythean I started on. The first week of the Slow Grow/Journeyman (never know which is the right one to call it) culminates in a 15pt Highlander event, which means I need one of every model type. I have the Nephilim Soldier as my light, the Scythean as my heavy warbeast (as the other in the list is Typhon and I don’t think characters are permitted), Swordsmen or warmongers (probably Warmongers) as my unit, and either a Shepard or a War chief (probably the War Chief) as my solo. Rhyas as my warlock of course.
I believe it actually starts on July 8th or so, but I found out (or probably forgot) that anything painted since January counts for this year’s Journeyman League. Not sure if that means all that I’ve painted, or just what I’d doing for the Journeyman…either way, it’s time to break back out the Legion of Everblight!!
Slowly but surely the painting table is getting worked on…
Today I have for you the latest on two of the projects I chronicled earlier: The Druid Wilder and the Nephlim Soldier!
I’ve got pretty much the entire Druid basecoated and some highlights have started to go in. The Woldwrath head is completed and came out great I think. The rest, weeeellll…Something seems off to me but I can’t put my finger on it. Perhaps you see what I don’t or can give me some pointers?
[Edit: I began writing this post awhile ago, but it fell into the great ether until I recently realized I had never finished it. My bad.]
Yup, so soon after the Nova Open and in the last week of our Journeyman League, I broke out a Legion model. It was mostly because I had had enough of painting black and gold and wanted to work out some color scheme ideas I had in my head.
I began with a light warbeast, the Nephlim Soldier, mostly because he has a lot of the elements that would be featured in the army. But most of all, he was made of mostly flesh, something I don’t have a lot of experience with yet as Warmachine models tend to be mostly armor and whatnot save for the faces. And with that I began with my first idea, the sunburst Legion of Everblight!
The painting table is never empty. A situation I’m sure many a wargamer is familiar with.
In my case, my table runneth over with models that need paint. I thought I’d share some of the projects I have going on and talk a little about where they’re heading, how they’re going, etc. I never seem to stay on one project or model long, as I tend to shuffle between many at a time. It prolongs the insanity, but at least I change up so often I don’t get bored!
Let’s start with the big mac daddy at the moment….the Menoth Battle Engine: The Vessel of Judgement!