Friday, March 2, 2018

Wrath Of Kings

Hi everyone,

A short post this week.  I have finally received my order for Wrath Of Kings from CMON that I bought at the end of November.
This was during their Black Friday sale, and their product prices were shreded.  For example the Celestial Host box was 15 US dollars instead of 50 and so on!
I decided to go with the Shael Han because I like the Chinese / Oriental look to them.  Also they have berserk Pandas - coooool!
The problem was that the product was not in stock when they were selling them!  They were in a warehouse far, far away!
Thus it took my order three long months to arrive. I was about to contact Paypal and open a dispute to get my money back.  Then they sent me an email and a tracking number.

That is the story.  Personally I think a company like CMON should not behave in that manner.  It is rather shameful.  I hope this doesn't happen again in the future.

I am not sure what I am going to post next week, so stay tuned.  Farewell and good health and see yu all in seven.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Skorne : The Titan Cannoneer pt.1

Hi everyone,

I am back with my last Titan for Skorne.  This is the Titan Cannoneer, as I am you have noticed.  With this figure I decided to leave the pose as is.  The pose seems to suit this ponderous beast. Also all the arms have a function or tool or weapon, so it would require a lot of work to change and alter the pose.

I might decided to alter the pose if I ever get a second Cannoneer, but that is another project for another day.
Below I have a group shot of all my Titans.  Are they not just lovely to behold advancing to crush the Skorne's enemies!
Next group of beasts will be the light Cyclops' I think.  I will have to see!

Now it's back to the Normans next week.  See you in seven, and as always farewell and good health to one and all.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Skorne : The Titan Sentry pt.1

Hi everyone,

Today is another relatively short post.  I have a strong case of the flu and it has knocked me out something good.  I have been on bed for a week and lethargic at home for 2 weeks. Nonetheless, I did get in some quality work done on my Titan Sentry for Warmahordes.

I decided to straighten the Sentry out a bit and make him actually look 'on guard'.  This required a lot of work on the lower parts, but for the sake of diversity, as always, it was worth the effort.

I also needed to lengthen the halberd so it could touch the ground. It was quite short for a halberd really, but the extra length really made the figure shine.

Next week it is the Cannoneer.  Until then farewell and good health to everyone.


Friday, February 2, 2018

The Normans Phase One: Knight Unit pt2

Hi everyone,

I have finished the first unit of my Norman Project for Saga!  This leaves me three more units in order to complete phase one.  Unfortunately I cannot go any faster, even though I wish I could.  Work has just got me bogged down at the moment and I can only manage to paint on the weekends.
As you can see from the group shot above, I have added the pennants and turf.  This little step makes all the difference.  Every miniature deserves a good and appropriate base!  Wisdom to take to the grave.

That is all for now, next week and the one after it will be all about Skorne.  Until then farewell and good health.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Normans Phase One: Knight Unit pt2

Hi everyone,

Another short post as I work on my Norman Knights for Saga, especially the second edition coming out in February.
So all the painting is done including the highlights and the low-lights, as well as the shield transfers.  I tried to match the colours of the shields to their helmets. I have bought some pennants as well which I think will look very nice on them and I will do the same for the lance pennants when they arrive.

I still have to do the grass work on the bases, but I usually leave this until all the unit is painted, then I do it in one go.  I can't wait until they are ready!

Next week I finish up this unit and start something new.  Until then farewell and good health to everyone.


Friday, January 19, 2018

The Normans Phase One: Knight Unit pt1

Hi everyone,

The journey continues with the Normans as I start painting my first unit - the Knights.  This unit will be part of a 4 point army that is the minimum require army size to play Saga.  The force will contain two elite mounted Knight units one Warrior unit and one crossbow unit.

While these models were in storage, the spears rusted over.  Therefore I had no choice but to detach them and sand-paper them down.  The result is in the picture above.  I just hope they don't rust over again after they are painted up!

Just like the Warlord, I will be painting this army in the same fashion and method as the vikings.  This means that I will start be base coating black and painting on the first base coats to see whether I like the colour scheme.  Next I will paint the highlights, low lights and details of the models up one by one or two by two depending on what is quicker.

Last but not least will be the base, which I will do altogether as to keep the same aesthetic.

Well that was the start.  Stay with me as I work my way through this force as my first project of the year.  Farewell and good health as always.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Saga Normans - The Warlord - Finished!

Hi everyone,

I am finally back and ready to start a new year of blogging.  To start off this first month I want to present the finished Norman Warlord I started last December.

The painting is nothing special, but I kept the same techniques as the Vikings I painted for the game.  I think this is a very good compromise between quality and tabletop level painting.

I also think that the vignette style for the warlords is perfect for a game like Saga.  Now that 2nd edition is coming out and the warlords are more powerful than before, the mini-unit/vignette suits the character well.

Now that the main mini of my force is ready I can start with the First phase of my Norman army for Saga.

Until next time, farewell and good health to one and all.



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