Sunday, November 05, 2017

Kryomek: The Alien Race

Kryomek - the game of 25mm near future sci-fi combat. I am not going to make any claims with these paintjobs. The inspiration is as obvious as the quality is lack luster. But the crew of the Nostromo didn't venture into space for nothing and I can't wait to refight the battles of the Aliens films. 







Painting wise I simply did what I do and drybrushed them on a black undercoat with a green greyish Vallejo, dowsed them in purple ink and gave them a quick 2nd drybrush of green grey. Then picekd out the teeth in silver and killed it all with gloss varnish. 

Saturday, October 07, 2017

The Forces of Lord Gloss: The Thunderscorn


Dragon Ogres have been around in Warhammer for a long time. Since the very early days I believe. However, to me, they have always been strangely out of place in Warhammer. In a world of dark and perilious adventure it seems a bit unwarranted to 'hail from thunder and lightning'. 

But now, with the advent of Age of Sigmar, they actually seem to fit in with the world they're supposed to inhabit. Dragon Ogres are born and bred with gthe flow and ebb of great lightnings and probably only conceive during wild electrical storms... in other words, on perfectly standard AOS Tuesdays. 

It says a lot about the new setting in my opinion. I would even say that when describing the new setting to someone frmo the outside, saying that Dragon Ogres are 'somewhere in the middle with regards to the level of fantasy crazy' would get you a long way.  



Painting wise I have stuck to my previous scheme of gloss and blood. I have block in the colours, done a few crude highlights, and then splattered the models in various browns and blacks using a toothbrush, whereafter a coat of sepia wash (GW) and a final coat of gloss varnish has been used to seal the deal. 


The bases were simply made using Agrellan Earth (there's an identical cheaper product, but I haven't gotten around to ordering it yet... and GW is available in walking distance from work.).

I add a coat of PVA before applying the Agrellan and seal it with diluted PVA when it has dried.

Heroes
Lord Gloss The Rageful - Bloodthirster Of Insensate Rage (280)
s'Haggy D'oo - Dragon Ogor Shaggoth (180)
Slambo (80)
Bob The Destroyer - Chaos Lord On Daemonic Mount (140)
Zumzin Frum Aboog - Chaos Sorceror Lord (140)

Units
Arkmett the Terrible - Chaos Chariot (80) -Greatblades
Morten and The Maroudeurs - 10 x Chaos Marauders (60) -Axes - Damned Icon
Despoilers of The True North - 10 x Chaos Warriors (180) -Hand Weapon & Shield
Despoilers of The Geographic North - 10 x Chaos Warriors (180) - Halberds & Shield
Sniksnak's Murder Bouquet - 10 x Bloodletters (100) - Gore Drenched Icon
Hoogie, Doogie and Loogie - 3 x Chaos Ogres (120)
The Mutts of Doom - 5 x Flesh Hounds (100)
The Angelic Psalm of Gore - 5 x Chaos Knights (200) -Ensorcelled Weapons
s'Teeg, s'Taag and s'Toad - 3 x Dragon Ogors (160) -Ancient Weapons

Total: 2000/2000*
Heroes: 5/6    Battlelines: 7 (3+)    Behemoths: 1/4    Artillery: 0/4

*I should note that the General's Handbook 2017 has happened since I started this project. This means that my points costs aren't accurate anymore. It is still close to 2000 pts though.


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The Forces of Lord Gloss: Meat for the Grinder

Many mortal warriors seek fame and fortune by following the Rage of Lord Gloss

Painting units has always been more labour than fun for me... especially in fantasy when things were to go in ranks and be invisible, save the front rank. I am a skirmish gamer at heart and the whole idea of painting multitudes of sameish figures leaves me with a blank stare. 

But in order to complete this army for Lord Gloss, I have to buckle up and get the meat ready for the grinder. As ever, I have taken the shortest possible route. Let's face it - if I were to paint this guys to any noticeable standard I would still be doing this come next spring. 

The Despoilers of The Geographically True North

So instead I have doubled my game and pace and hammered through these units to get them to the table. It is ugly, when viewed up close, but I think it works well at the 1.5 m playing distance. I believe this is sometimes referred to as 'tabletop standard'. 

The Despoilers of the True North

The recipe is completely without variation. I go for a 'Blanchitsu' look by keeping the palette simple and narrow... and then using whites, sepia, splatter and gloss varnish to get the job done. These late 90's plastics don't really have a lot to offer. The Chaos Warriors are particularly bad. I do remember how impressed we were with the set when it first came out though. 

Morten and the Maraoudeurs

The marauder set is very very versatile and has literally been applied in thousands of different contexts over the years, from Post Apocalypse to Imperial Guard and what not. It must be one of the most successful plastic kits GW has ever done and I believe it is still on sale today. These turned out a bit more rough than I would have preferred but by any standard they are still OK for me. 



My army now at a whopping 1140 points. The amount of units I still need to do does not look so intimidating anymore. Also I am at the point where I can actually start trying the game now... I wonder if it is any good?! Indicated in blood red below, for her pleasure, is the units that have been finished so far. 


Heroes
Lord Gloss The Rageful - Bloodthirster Of Insensate Rage (280)
s'Haggy D'oo - Dragon Ogor Shaggoth (180)
Slambo (80)
Bob The Destroyer - Chaos Lord On Daemonic Mount (140)
Zumzin Frum Aboog - Chaos Sorceror Lord (140)
Units
Arkmett the Terrible - Chaos Chariot (80) -Greatblades
Morten and The Maroudeurs - 10 x Chaos Marauders (60) -Axes - Damned Icon
Despoilers of The True North - 10 x Chaos Warriors (180) -Hand Weapon & Shield
Despoilers of The Geographic North - 10 x Chaos Warriors (180) - Halberds & Shield
Sniksnak's Murder Bouquet - 10 x Bloodletters (100) - Gore Drenched Icon
Hoogie, Doogie and Loogie - 3 x Chaos Ogres (120)
The Mutts of Doom - 5 x Flesh Hounds (100)
The Angelic Psalm of Gore - 5 x Chaos Knights (200) -Ensorcelled Weapons
s'Teeg, s'Taag and s'Toad - 3 x Dragon Ogors (160) -Ancient Weapons

Total: 2000/2000
Heroes: 5/6    Battlelines: 7 (3+)    Behemoths: 1/4    Artillery: 0/4

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The Forces of Lord Gloss: Bob The Destroyer


No force is complete without a set of champions to aid their lord. Lord Gloss' army is no different and Bob The Destroyer has been the faithful captain of Gloss for centuries. Bob earned his title of 'the Destroyer' after raging through a Crystal City very early on in the Age of Chaos. The Destoyer left nothing but shards of broken glass behind as he smashed through the Crystal Ships as they were being filled. He killed a thousand girls and a thousand shrills and invented a millions new ways to die. He razed Crystal Palaces and toppled The Great Inverse Pyramid of Obnotha.



If you have been following my earlier posts on Lord Gloss' army then the painting on this model will offer you nothing new. It is speedily done and executed with a complete want of attention to details. Everything was blocked in... 


...and then the colours where highlighted with increasing amounts of orange/white for the reds and just white in the base colours for the rest. The whole thing was then finished off with a GW Sepia wash and a coat of gloss varnish... interluded by some splatter from a toothbrush with tamiya clear red, black or brown. 


I found this little model in my pile too and I think it would be a fitting Bob the Destroyer on foot. I haven't included it in the army though and as such it won't feature. 

And finally here's the 720 points completed by now. As always the units there are done are indicated in blood red. 

Heroes
Lord Gloss The Rageful - Bloodthirster Of Insensate Rage (280)
s'Haggy D'oo - Dragon Ogor Shaggoth (180)
Slambo (80)
Bob The Destroyer - Chaos Lord On Daemonic Mount (140)
Zumzin Frum Aboog - Chaos Sorceror Lord (140)
Units
Arkmett the Terrible - Chaos Chariot (80) -Greatblades
Morten and The Maroudeurs - 10 x Chaos Marauders (60) -Axes - Damned Icon
Despoilers of The True North - 10 x Chaos Warriors (180) -Hand Weapon & Shield
Despoilers of The Geographic North - 10 x Chaos Warriors (180) - Halberds & Shield
Sniksnak's Murder Bouquet - 10 x Bloodletters (100) - Gore Drenched Icon
Hoogie, Doogie and Loogie - 3 x Chaos Ogres (120)
The Mutts of Doom - 5 x Flesh Hounds (100)
The Angelic Psalm of Gore - 5 x Chaos Knights (200) -Ensorcelled Weapons
s'Teeg, s'Taag and s'Toad - 3 x Dragon Ogors (160) -Ancient Weapons

Total: 2000/2000
Heroes: 5/6    Battlelines: 7 (3+)    Behemoths: 1/4    Artillery: 0/4