Forging Ahead - Fyre Slayers Terrain

Age of Sigmar - To go along with the small band of Slayers I recently painted, and their endless spells my client picked up the terrain piece for the Fyre Slayers. Apparently with their latest updates they’ve become a force that will see the tabletop more. This Forge is pretty cool and I like that each race is getting something unique to add to the tabletop.

I Graciously Welcome Our New Overlords - of the Kharadon Variety

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Age of Sigmar – The warbands of Warhammer Underworlds have been very fun to paint. The small model count is just enough to get a taste for what the faction looks like without being totally invested in a huge amount of models. It seems like the game plays quickly and is easy to pick up and fill in downtime during regular game nights.

Thundrick’s Profiteers is the latest warband to cross my painting table. While I’m not reall interested in Age of Sigmar myself these models sure are tempting. I’d almost be tempted to pick them up and convert a Kill team or small squad for Warhammer 40K out of them.

Being mostly gold I started with a copper basecoat washed with Coelia Geenshade. I really like how the blue-green wash looks with gold. It gives it a bit of an unearthly quality that contrasts nicely with the purple of their cloth jumpsuits. After painting the faces silver I washed with Drakenfield Nightshade which gives a nice hue that feels more natural than a black wash.

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Endless Spells - Making Magic

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Age of Sigmar – It’s getting hot in here. Endless spells are the latest edition to Age of Sigmar. Buy a special kit of models and your army gains access to some very powerful magic spells or effects. Once cast these stay on the table and wreck all kinds of havoc. The first two sets I was asked to paint are the Fyre Slayers and the Stormcast Eternals.

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The fire spells were pretty simple to do using the fluorescent paint techniques I’ve discussed in previous posts.

The Stormcast spells also were pretty straightforward to paint. Essentially blue, purple and some washes to get the magic-y effect I was going for.



Age of Sigmar - Undead and Chaos Characters

Age of Sigmar – Along with the warbands I’ve been painting for Warhammer Underworlds my client sent over a few characters for his Age of Sigmar armies. It looks like I’ll be painting a significant number of fantasy models over the next few moths which is great because I find the models very cool even though I don’t play the game. One of the benefits to doing commission work is getting to paint cool stuff that you don’t actually want to own.

This batch has two Chaos characters and a Necromancer, eventually I believe I’ll be painting rest of the armies that go with these characters.

Warhammer Underworld's – Mollog's Mob (Trolls)

Warhammer Underworld's – Mollog's Mob (Trolls)

Age of Sigmar – I really can’t get my head around the fluff for Age of Sigmar, granted I haven’t tried to hard, but regardless many of the reimagined races and units have some weird-ass trademarkable names. Which i get as a big company you have to protect your IP (even if your IP is heavily based on “borrowing” ideas from other IPs). Trolls in particular were renamed as Dankhold Troggoth’s which I supposed is very unique and cool in some way.

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Warhammer Underworlds - Zarbag's Gitz (Night Goblins)

Warhammer Underworlds - Zarbag's Gitz (Night Goblins)

Age of Sigmar - Night Goblins have always been one of my favorite range of models Games Workshop produces. Even though I have zero interest in playing Fantasy/Age of Sigmar I can appreciate the character of the models and enjoy reading about them. As I paint more of these warbands for my clients, I’m getting a little itch to try out Warhammer Underworlds, but I might be able to hold out as there is supposed to be a video game version coming out that might be easier to find people to play against or to play solo. (My current group is pretty much 40k or nothing at the moment).

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Warhammer Underworlds: The Chosen Axes (Slayers)

Warhammer Underworlds: The Chosen Axes (Slayers)

Age of Sigmar – One of my favorite parts of Warhammer Fantasy was reading the adventures of Gotrek and Felix, those stories made me appreciate just how cool dwarf slayers were. Age of Sigmar has “reimagined” many of the races of the World the Was and the Fyreslayers are a full army of one of the cooler aspects of the old dwarves.

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Warhammer Underworld: Garreck's Reavers

Warhammer Underworld: Garreck's Reavers

Age of Sigmar – Khorne is always cooler in a world without guns. Rushing in a meeting your enemy with a giant axe while screaming like a maniac isn’t for everyone. But is you worship the Blood God well it’s a way of life. As with all the Underworld warbands these are really great sculpts. Bulked up and dynamically posed these guys just drip flavor (and blood I suppose).

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