Sunday, 27 August 2017

Making Bad: Plague Factory

One of my best conversions I think. It is Tamurkhan's giant toad with a load of pipework and chimneys on its back and a Palanquin of Nurgle fused together in a hellish mesh of beast, demon and machine! Enjoy!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Making Bad: Storm Giant

This guy has proven extremely difficult to video for some reason! Every time I sit down to video him something happens to ruin the recording, either the light changes, I accidentally walk across the shot, there is too much shaky cam going on with the tripod or I end up not letting the camera sit on him for the right amount of time!

Nevertheless I managed it. A mighty Storm Giant makes his way into the collection, hope you enjoy!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Making Bad: The Hobbit Trolls

The comical yet dangerous Trolls from The Hobbit. A set of three plastics from Games Workshop, pretty nice miniatures all told I would say. They go together quite well, although I did a bit of sculpting over the joins just to make them more cinematic and less obviously miniatures. Enjoy!

"Ohhh that's beautifully balanced that is!"

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Chaos Army Progress

I wasn't lying when I said I was building a Chaos Army honest! Just check out the progress pics below for proof!

Four more Minotaurs need to be painted to beef up the two shown and another three knights to flesh that unit out.

Still need to finish off the pack animals for the Baggage Train...

One regiment of C35 Chaos Knights/Warriors, no duplicates, we don't like duplicates! Each has 3 gold plated cogs on his base and some static grass.

This old Dragon Ogre is one of my favourite models. He is probably your favourite too, what a classic! I just had to include him and change his base from an oval to a chariot base.

Knights looking kinda shiny, Pantheon of Chaos shields suit them rather nicely, I will give them some sharper highlights before final varnish I think to bring out their colours a bit more.

Minotaur's on the march, once this awful wet weather sorts itself out I will be able to final varnish and sort out the banner for the battle standard, in the meantime he is walking around with a big twig.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Hollow Lipped Bases

I have been searching for a set of cheap but quality hollow swamp/lipped bases to mount my Speciality Set Chaos Knights/Warriors into and I have finally found just the jobby! I give to you eM4 Miniatures 25mm square lipped base. Glory be.

I didn't think owning a simple set of bases could be this life affirming. But it is, especially when you have been searching for them for ages and they just leap out of eBay at you!

Mounted in a base and ready to paint, this Chaos Warrior is ready to rock and roll.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Chaos Baggage Train

As I alluded to in the previous post the Baggage Train is one of my favourite parts of this army and I just had to get it done straight away! As you can see our hero has quite a haul in his cart, certainly a lot of good stuff that any aspiring Chaos Lord would be interested in: A giant mushroom, a large rusty artefact and a bizarre chrome ball of unknown origin. He might want to trade some of that loot for an upgrade to his horse though as this one is starting to smell...

Don't worry I'm not a complete heathen I will be edging the bases with black and giving them a matt varnish eventually!

Goblin Captain issuing the Evil Lords orders whilst having a swig of extra strong tonic, perks of the job or so I'm told.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Speciality Set Chaos Warriors/Knights

Three Speciality Sets worth of Chaos Knights and Warriors, some almost finished others really no where near finished. These are some of my favourite characters produced by Citadel, ahh integral bases my old foe!

A unit almost finished, just some rust effects, some highlights, edged bases and then varnish to go.

Can you spot which one is almost finished?

Gotta love insane eBay seller paint jobs, hell they could even pass as 'pro-painted' right?

What a sorry state these boys are in, they really need a coat of paint and some nice bases!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Building a Realms of Chaos Army

I have been collecting miniatures for almost 25 years now and I am ashamed to say I have never built myself a true Realms of Chaos style army. So I figured now is a good a time as any to begin!

Being that my family and I are moving house soon I needed a good sort of my miniatures anyway so I began building units on the floor as I came across the models. I thought I maybe able to make at least one unit of each of the main races.

To my surprise I had enough Beastmen to make 3 units of 15, them being armed with two hand weapons, hand weapons and shield and a slightly smaller Ungor style unit with again hand weapons and shields. They are made up of several ranges worth of models, mostly Citadel, Midlam Miniatures, and some Ral Partha pieces.

I was adamant I wanted a Baggage Train as I have always loved the idea of this band of misfits trailing the main body of the army, picking up things left behind, harvesting any poor souls that may have escaped the clutches of the Beast herds and generally looking skanky. For this I plugged for the Midlam Miniatures wagon and rider and some beasts of burden, an Evil Lord and a retinue of a Goblin Captain, Orc Spearman and an Empire Pike-man from Citadel.

The Beasts are backed up with some major muscle in the form of a Minotaur herd led by a Minotaur Lord from Midlam Miniatures, in my opinion the best Minotaurs ever sculpted.

To give the army some faster elements I opted for a Chaos Chariot from Citadel and a unit of Chaos Knights from Ral Partha Europe with Pantheon of Chaos shields.

To help with the clean up of the battlefield after the melee I thought a unit of Thugs might go down well so I bought a couple more and managed to make a small unit of 10, they are a mixture of Citadel and Ral Partha Europe miniatures.

I found out my old Essex Miniatures 'Giant' who will be used as a lone Ogre as a gap filler.

To support this I opted for a couple of magicians in the form of: a mounted Chaos Sorcerer from Essex Miniatures and a Beastman Shaman from Midlam Games.

My Chaos Lord is a Mortal Champion from the Pantheon of Chaos.

Note: After this photo was taken I came across 3 Speciality Sets of Chaos Knights and Warriors and just had to include them in the line up! So 2 units of 20 Chaos Warriors too!