A Miniature Odyssey

Miniature Gaming Reviews, Tutorials & Musings

Khorne On The Cob: Heroes & Monsters — January 11, 2016

Khorne On The Cob: Heroes & Monsters

Happy New Year (better late then never)!

I am happy to report that the heroes and monsters of the Age of Sigmar starter kit are complete. These were great fun to paint. They certainly took longer then the rank and file servants of Chaos but feel the result was worth the journey.

While I am certainly no expert painter, I feel like some progress has started to materialize.

First off we have our Bloodstoker; bloated and deformed by way of the sculpt. I tried to emphasize the pallid and putrid aspects of this war ravaged brute, especially around the weapon hastily sutured upon his stump.

 

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Next up is the Bloodsecrator, with his mighty quad-axe, Khornate battle-standard and in true Khorne fashion… skulls! Lots of skull! Being a good servant of the god of blood and skulls I do not doubt these were all worthy foes. The pony tail wrapped in spinal bones looks great and was a nice touch. With that said however, it is very fragile and has fallen off numerous times. Overall still a beautiful model.

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The Khorgorath was the model I was most nervous about painting. It seemed a bit daunting and every time I thought I was finished with a section, I discovered some new and overlooked detail. In the end however, I found that it was by far the most fun model to paint even among a group of fun to paint models.

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Last but not least we have the Mighty Lord of Khorne. As with the rest, a wonderful model. The armor is extra detailed and worthy of such a character. The stomach is unarmored and in fact holds the mutated faces of victims. Finally the right arm turned mutated lobster claw-hand allowed me to borrow some techniques from the Khorgorath.

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Finally for good measure, we have few group shot for scale and such…

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This will mark the beginning a temporary break from AoS while I move back to my 40K roots for the next project; Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii.

Thanks for stopping by.

Mr. Kalidor

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Works In Progress: Monsters & Savages & Robots Oh My! — October 28, 2015

Works In Progress: Monsters & Savages & Robots Oh My!

Currently, there are three projects in studio at the moment. The plan is to complete a last batch of Age of Sigmar Chaos models; The Mighty Khorne Lord, The monstrous Krorgorath, the Bloodsecrator and the Bloodstoker. There are a few more AoS Chaos models in various stages of assembly, but this will conclude the first batch for now. Final images of the Chaos Heroes will be posted upon completion.

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After spending almost all project time with AoS of late, I find myself pining for my good old 40K. While initially it was a toss up between painting the mass of Chaos Space Marines/Renegades & Heretics that have been assembled or the mass of Imperial Guard that have been assembled, an unexpected detour from both will herald my return to the more familiar 40K canon.

Enter then, the Adeptus Mechanicus. This is the last airbrush stage before moving to conventional brushes. It consists of what would be the Skitarii Maniple formation complimented by a Tech Priest Dominus, a Datasmith and a pair of Kastellan Robots. You may also notice a pair of Tech Priest Enginseers, a pair of Gun Servitors and a pair of Tech Servitors. Although intended for my Imperial Guard, the Tech Priests will follow the same scheme as the rest.

It should be noted that although this is a AdMech/Skitarii/Cult Mechanicus force, they are intended to be the first component of the Forge World Ino 14th Tech Guard Regiment and therefore part of the greater whole of intended Imperial Guard units.

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Also, making slow progress are the Forge World Imperial Fortress Walls, now know as the Odysseus Gate.

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After the Admech models are completed, I will likely conclude my AoS project by painting the remaining Chaos models and of course the followers of Sigmar. Unless something drastically changes that will bring all of my focus back to 40K, divided between the Imperium and Chaos.

Thanks for reading.

Mr. Kalidor

Khorne On The Cob: Age of Sigmar Blood Reavers — September 23, 2015

Khorne On The Cob: Age of Sigmar Blood Reavers

I have to admit that I enjoyed painting these far more then their more powerful kin, the Blood Warriors. The paint scheme stayed pretty close except obviously not as good as what the GW painters can accomplish.

The one exciting painting idea that I gained from the Age of Sigmar core book was for the painting of flesh. Per their outline, after completing the base coat, then the initial shade of Agrax Earthshade, they recommended painting Druchii Violet into the crevasses. While I admit this will need a lot more practicing, I was happy with the results.

It helped achieve a very sickly and tainted look. Certainly not a concept that I think will transfer to my Astra Militarum projects, but I intend to start using and refining this for my Chaos Hordes, both AoS and 40K.

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