Monday 30 October 2017

Tor Megiddo, part X

Here are the last two members of my warband; the Leader and a close combat specialist. 

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Tor Megiddo, part IX, Tech Priest & Robots

Together with my Warband i brought a couple of NPCs for the game: the Abalone Mutant and a Tech-Priest with a couple if robots. 

The Tech-Priest was a quite simple conversion. It's based on a Tech-Priest Dominus with Poxwalker and Tyranid arms. The scythe is from a Death Guard upgrade pack from Forge World, and the head is taken from a Gaunt Summoner of Tzeentch. I used very stiff guitar strings as cables. The cables coming out from under his robes are the only thing that touches the base, so if you see the miniature from the right angle it really looks like it's hoovering over the ground. 

I finished the Tech-Priest the day before I left for Helsinki. So I had to paint it really fast. The robes and arms were painted by quickly building up the highlights with a sponge before applying washes in the recesses. The metals were done with drybrushing, heavy washes and extreme edgehighlights. My favourite part of the miniature is the reflection on the scythe blade. This was done by glazing orange, red and brown GW shades over a light silver colour. 

The robots were originally part of my Genestealer Cult project. They were supposed to go with my two larger Babyface-Walkers. I use dark green bases on my Genestealer Cult miniatures. This work really well with the orange and bone colours of my Genestealer Cultists, but not on dark metal robots.  The bright orange desert bases of Tor Megiddo really gave these miniatures a new life!

Monday 23 October 2017

Tor Megiddo, part VIII, Fast Attack

I finished a lot of my miniatures for Tor Megiddo the days before I left for the game in Helsinki. So I didn't have time to photograph all of them before I left. You've probably seen some of them on pictures from the game on other blogs. But now it's time  for some detailed pictures of my group. I have too many pictures to throw into one post, so I'll spread them out a bit. This post will show the vehicles in my warband; the Bikers and the Tank. 

The Bikers are based on a Space Marine Bike and a Chaos SM Bike. I used a lot of crazy bits on these conversions, including a Gorkamorka Mutant head and Robute Gullimans backpack. 

The Tank was the craziest conversion I did for Tor Megiddo. It's based on on one of the new Space Dwarves flying boats turned upside down, put on top of a Rhino. 

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Armies on Parade, part II

Armies on Parade Age of Sigmar is in 10 days. I've never done a fantasy display board before, and have decided to give it a try. I don't have a large fantasy army, but I have painted almost all the Tzeentch miniatures from Silver Tower. 

I want to create something strange and chaotic for my Tzeentch warband. The Idea is to create some kind of organic mountain or forrest. I love creepy human faces. If you have followed this blog for a while you've probably seen several creations in my collection with strange human-like faces. But this time I'm really going to outdo myself. I'm planning to use hundreds of human faces on this project. They will be all over the board and backdrop, growing out of the ground. 

So far I've made around 150 faces. These were made by terracotta clay pushed into silicone moulds. on the first few faces I waited for the clay to dry before removing them from the moulds. But then I would only be able to make a couple of faces a day, and it would take forever to get enough. I ended up pushing clay into the moulds and quickly pulling them back out. This made the faces warped and stretched, which is a good look for Tzeentch. On the next batch I'll try to find something less sticky and easier to work with than the terracotta clay. 

Monday 16 October 2017

Tor Megiddo, part VII, The Game

The Tor Megiddo game last weekend was amazing! I've never seen so many great warbands and NPCs on the same table before. 

Here are a few pictures from the game. If you would like to see more and read some battle reports, you can visit these blogs: Gardens of Hecate, Convertorum, Secrets of the Void and Echoes of Imperium