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Duster’s Age of Sigmar

Duster’s Age of Sigmar

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About the Project

Last Christmass (2019), i used part of my work's annual bonus to buy Soul Wars (and in sales too!) and after a few months of assembling, magnetising my two armies, i am ready to start painting! Since i'm by no means a fast painter and i also paint minis for D&D and Frostgrave, this will be an ongoing project, focusing first on the Nighthaunts.

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The Craven King, part 2

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I actually managed to start today!  I’ve only done the “simple spirits” but, it wasn’t that simple to paint!  The spirits behind Kurdoss were easy enough but, i can foresee it will be a tadd difficult to paint the stone throne and the Craven King’s backside without spilling over them…

After that, i painted the spirit part of the Wraiths.  The top part was easy, but the underside of them was more difficult, mainly because of all the spiky spirit stuff from the throne itself (those will be done at the same time as the throne) and you tend to splash the wash, that’s pretty much why i started with them…

 

That’s it for today, i’ll be trying to add to this big guy by week’s end…

Until then, thanks for checking it out!

The end of project burn?

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Oh boy, just looked at the date for my last update, sooooo long ago!

I haven’t stopped painting but, i went with other things like D&D and a bit of 40K…

So, finally finished the Craven King’s base!

 

In order the get back a bit on track, i’ve also started a simple Chainrasp…  I’ll be painting it along the Craven King.

 

The end of project burn?

Hopefully, i’ll be starting in the next few days and post along some updates as i go.

Thanks for watching!

The Craven King, part 1

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So, the Craven King!  He is a very cool model but, i expected him to be hard to paint, because of what i thought would be a small contact point between the model and the base (plus possible wobble effect 🙂 ) and the 2 wraiths with him…  So i assembled Kurdoss alone and his base separatly.

First pic: The Craven King:

 

The Craven King, part 1

It turns out that the model is very well balanced, it stands well on its own, without support but, don’t shake the table!

For the base, since Kurdoss is a great model, i didn’t want the base to be a simple basing job like most of the models i painted so far so, i went to my bitz box and raided the collapsed wall: a reaper bones base for a failed painting of a manticore… It was a good start but, i thought i could use more…  I took another reaper bones of a giant bat sitting on a piece of wall.  Perfect!  But i though something was missing and i remember seeing something on my FLGS wall rack: from Wizkids Deep Cuts line, the Witch’s Den!  I decided to use the basin and thought it would be like The Craven King was passing over somesort of former holy ground…

 

The silver dot is the contact point where the Craven King will be and i put something over it while i primed it.

I’ll be starting with the base itself and maybe the base colors on the spirits…

Update to come when the base is done!

Wow, way to long for an update!

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Oh boy, seems it took forever to finish these guys…  I actually finished them 2 weeks ago and finished the basing a few days ago.  Fall came in fast here, with much colder weather than the norm, rainy days…  I was in a mad dash to finish priming everything i wanted for winter and mostly succeded.  I also had a bit of hobby burnout…  The only thing i didnt have time to assemble and primed for this project, is a box of Grimghast Reapers.

On with the pics!

 

Now, to change things up a bit, i’ll be going with something a bit bigger and way badder!

I give you, The Craven King !

 

Wow, way to long for an update!

I should post my first update of this bad boy soon, see you then!

The Great Wobbly One!

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Finally finished my 12th mini for my Nighthauts!  This one was a bit of a challenge because it’s not a stable mini!  It’s quite wobbly and i discovered this as i was priming it!  Since it has the potential to break while painting because there’s not strong contact point with the base, i had to be careful…  But i’m very happy with the result!

 

Now, i’ll be going back to the Chainrasps and this time, i’ve decided to go with the easier models, to accelerate the process!

 

The Great Wobbly One!

I haven’t done any mods on them so, this should go quickly…

Thanks for checking this out!

A bit late...!

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Took me a little longer to finish the first batch, i got derailed by an irresistable urge to paint some goblins (sould probably start a random project blog…)!

You’ll notice that my test Dreadwarden is absent, i basically repainted him entirely to match the others (intended use for D&D and/or Frostgrave), even if he will probably never see a game, although i just read a warscroll that demands 2 hordes of 20 Chainrasps…

I have flocked them with Vallejo Wild Tuft – Dry, along with Army painter Grass and Brown Battleground and some slate and Citadel Skulls!

The next shot gives you a bit of an eye view but, i missed 2 guys a bit…

 

A bit late...!

Since i don’t want to paint 50 Chainrasps in a row, i plan to alternate between hero’s or other untis, to avoid burnout!

Here’s the next on i will paint, a Spirit Torment, a Nighthaut hero that seems nasty since he can heal other units near him or even bring back destroyed unit!

A bit late...!

Thanks for looking!

My first two Chainrasp Horde!

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These are my first two completed Chainrasp!  I say completed but, i still plan on adding basing elements, once the first batch is completed…  A full picture on that when it’s done…

I tried Nighthaut Gloom first as a test on a Reaper Bones mini and didn’t like the result and tried another test on 1 of my Dreadwarden and, still not like the result, so much so, that now my Nighthaunt Gloom took a dive into my trashcan!

So, i went with Hexwraith Flame over a Corax White undercoat for the spirit part, as for the cloth, i simply went with a Black Templar Contrast, again over a Corax White undercoat .  I added a bit of Ryza Rust over the metalic part, not too much though, i don’t like over the top rust effects!

 

I like the results and with the rest of the batch, i’ll get a better handle on the Black Templar Contrast…   But i don’t think it’s going to be too bad with my first batch when they stand among a horde of 50!

I’ll post an update when my last 8 are done and based…  hopefully in a week of two!

The beginning!

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To start things off, i decided to go with my Horde of Chainrasp.  I primed the first batch in Corax White.

 

The beginning!

You’ll notice the fact that i have 2 Dreadwardens (the guy with the candle staff for those who don’t know AoS…), it is not a mistake.  I won 2 auctions at the same time on Ebay for those guys and i decided to use these extra guys as test runs, color wise and later use them in D&D games or Frostgrave…

That’s it for now!