Monday, March 25, 2013

Iron Daemon and Kdaii Destroyer

Iron Daemon
 So I decided to post my Iron Demon in all its old glory.  This is an ArmorCast 40k Cauldron of Khorne from 1999.  I decided that it is rather big it would suite the role of Chaos Dwarf Tank better than my previous model.  The Tank fits on a chariot base and is as tall as the Destroyers wing, I was pretty happy about it and the standard painting technique for the Chaos Dwarfs worked fine on the model.

Kdaii Destroyer
Rebased my alternative Kdaii Destroyer and thought i would post him again on his new base.  The new display board has a large grey hill above lava and this will be where these two models perch.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

WASTE Wars XI: March 23rd 2013

Chaos Dwarf army Lvl 4 Hashut, lvl 1 fire, lvl 1 Metal, 2x23 Hobos, 25 CD Warriors, Hellcannon, Marma Cannon, Death Shrieker, Iron Demon, Destroyer, 3 Bull Centaurs

 With 6 players I think we still had a successful tournament.  This lower than average turnout was because of multiple March Adepticon Primer tournaments being run and a 40k beginner tournament at the bunker in Chicago, Il. Races that shored High Elves, Lizardmen, Orcs and Goblins, Warriors of Chaos, Chaos Dwarfs, and Brettonians.  Additionally, everyone walked away with a prize or box set surprisingly.  My first round opponent was High Elves.  With an interesting build, Blood and Glory scenario, was a 4 bolt thrower list + 4 Magic user list.  It was a tough fight with my Destroyer ran across the battlefield taking 5 wounds in 5 rounds almost dying but I did make it into combat taking risking life and limb. My artillery shot elf archers all game with no one failing panic checks, and my units charged shadow warriors for 3 rounds. .  Round 2 was against Brets which saw a minor win against them 11-9, in this game of Meeting Engagement I should of Castled in the opposite Corner to buy myself another round or two of shooting - could have made for a better win.  Round 3 imaged below was a hard fought minor loss 8-12 the 3 flyers proved tough but I could of MM one and the other Ashed stormed to avoid round 2 charges.  Won best overall because of a series of close rounds between all opponents, going 2-1.
Round 1 vs. HE Win, Blood and Glory

This fight was also round 1 with a monster style dual slann list versus a close combat build Orcs and Goblins list.
Round 1 Warriors of Chaos 2 Chimera, Nurgle Demon Prince, 2 chariot + 2 warrior build versus Bretonnians.

Round 3 opponent, WoC, CD turn 2, Warriors had 3 flyers, 2 chariots and hounds.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Troll Project Trollgers

 Updating my blog post for this weekend and including some Stone and River Trollgers that I have been picking away at in the evenings.  Go ahead and catch up on the other troll project posts to see how these were assembled and converted.  However, I found the pinning of all the joints to be very tasking.  So much so it slowed me down.  The joints were a secondary problem because the models don't line up well at all.  The Stone Trollgers were painted first and old GW paint and washes were used.  These trolls used Fheris Grey, Tallarn Flesh, standard metals, leather, browns and whites for bones.  The key to getting the color depth are several layers and black/brown washes before highlights.  I like to start out very dark and then work my way to brighter colors.  For instance the skin tone was started with Fheris grey, Badab black wash, Geris grey, Devlon mudd, Then fheris grey again before being highlighted up to the flesh tone with gheris grey/ tallarn flesh.  The leather is snakebite leacher, devlon mudd washed, then snakebite reapplied.  A 50/50 mix of snakebite and bleached bone was then applied.  The bone, teeth, and claws was started with khemri brown, Mudd washed, Brown reapplied and then bleach bone and skull white used to highight.  Now onto some movement trays for these guys, not sure to do 2x4 or 3x3....
Painted Stone trollgers.  Angled view.

Painted Stone trollgers.  Front view.
9 Trollgers angled view in 3x3 formation.
x8 Black Primed River Trollgers. Front View.

Angled view 1/2 painted River Trollgers.  The skintone on these trolls is a foundation Chardanite Granit with black, mudd, and ogre flesh used.  Until the Tallarn Flesh and Chardonite granite was used in a 50/50 mix on flesh areas.

Terrible Backlit Trollgers won't do this again.