Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Woc: grey and green

alright, so woc is out in a matter of hours, and i couldnt be more excited. to celebrate, id like to share with ya'll the most recent of my greenstuffed armies, my very own woc.
revel in never-before-seen wip woc photos!
i command you!

first up. the box. i used to work night shifts, so i took everything off the sprue, and popped them in envelopes, and took it to work to de-mold line. then i carried this box around with me for AGES. to the point that people at the dairy would start asking me what was in the box. good thing i didnt cut a hole in the side like i jokingly said i would to dave. pleasurebox indeed

next, the hounds. knowing full well they'd die in droves, i didnt bother lavishing them with the sticky green love. instead, i just made some mini dioramas

argh! get off me!

and painted thusly:

then, onto the warriors. this is where the bulk of the greenstuffery is. to start with i had three units of warriors in the list, this first one was khorne marked, with ahw.

i repositioned the legs to give them more of a 'full steam ahead' look, and the arms for that extra 25% face smashing. everything with a mark has head and weapon flames, apart from the marauders, who i dont think deserved it effort, or the attention from the gods.

unit filler, thinking i didnt need marauders in this army. only as mutilated, flaming corpses. which is usually how they end up after a game anyway

and painted:

halberd warriors. i went nuts on the conversions here, cut the weapons off, drilled holes through the fists, split the knuckles, slid some plastic rod in there - not a euphemism - then sculpted the knuckles back on. halberd heads are made from card and gs

fez for the fez god! fez for the fez of fez!

and painted:

next up, twar. did these first. bsb in the unit

here are the first ones

and painted.

i then decided i wanted a marauder unit. but i didnt want to buy marauders. had some left from the battallion, so, off we go for unit fillers for the marauder salad. had some spare ogres 

and we found a home for the ahw warriors that got subbed out

and painted

next: warshrine! i had a lot of fun building and sculpting this. really happy with how it turned out. sposed to be the souls of the corpses powering the icon. you know.

and painted

heres some bits and bobs. the bsb:

the base for my old flying l4. sposed to be partly flaming, partly flesh sloughing off. you know

and heres my discman, after a trip to charlies house. he had a very haunted look in his eyes upon his return, but a sweet as paint job. thanks charlie!

and also, thanks dave! who painted the majority of the majority of this army. the poor man not only had to spend 6 months arguing with me while i playtested the list, but then spent another 6 months with me nagging daily, far more than once a day. hows the painting going dave? HTPG??!?!

so here is my current woc army, in all its private and unpainted glory. how it gonna change? we'll have to see, but it definately will be changing. not long to go now tho................

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

New friends and old chums

So today id like to introduce you to my new empire. heres what i has so far, in its unprepared glory:

greatswords have been undercoated now, just need another 20

knights need a cleaning and undercoating. also need to put shields on. w/p is old mounted valten model (i think), and general is a funny old metal fella on the right. need to tidy up the undercoating on the done ones too

halberds. need to cut off some spear tips and replace with halberd heads from state troopers box, and dwarven axe heads. these guys are on good terms with the dwarves. looks like the undercoat will do as is.

detachment. they are proxies for now, as i dont think theres much i can do with em, seeing i cant strip em, so ima just get a new box of state troops to replace

and the spares

and now we say hullo, and goodbye, to me old cauldron. rather than have it sit in a box at sammies house, ive gifted it to him to have and love. sam has been gracious enough to share some wip pics of it, and i for one am glad to see it go to a good home with a sweet as paint job.

goodbye old friend, may you grant game changing killing blows and 5++ wards.
up next, a special woc post! also, apparently my crushers are already on their way back to oz! wtf sam?!?! its been less than a fortnight man! seriously, not only is he a mean as painter, hes quick too! like lightning. very excited, cant wait to see em!