Archive for September, 2017

Primaris: Witchfire

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , on September 30, 2017 by Sean

The Primaris reinforcements continue to arrive for the Crimson Fists Space Marines.

The Primaris Librarian looms ominously, his cloak billowing around his towering form. While his armor is blue, it is a lighter blue than the Crimson Fists’ Kantor Blue; see previous Librarians. I decided to keep his color scheme dark, since I figured a bright robe would overshadow him. The black outer robe gives him a sinister air (appropriate for a user of the warp) while his inner robe is a simple brown, which is a nice neutral color against the blue armor. The purity seals break up the great fields of black and blue.

The rest of the Marines are some more Primaris to fill in the army’s Intercessor Squads.

The Sergeant wears his red helmet on his hip, drawing an absurdly big knife as he directs his men. The knife and left arm are from the Reivers set, but works here to give him a nice movement.

The Marines with grenade launchers have a good pose, looking like they’re thumping some rounds down range. The posability of the Primaris kit gives plenty of life to the models, an improvement over the simpler designs of the boxed game set.

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Goblins: Skarsnik and the Squigs

Posted in Miniatures with tags , , , , on September 19, 2017 by Sean

 

I’ve come back to my Goblins (aka the Moonclan Grots) for Age of Sigmar. The majority of the army has been done for some time, but I wanted to expand my options.

The Grot Warboss has a variety of weapon options to choose from. I’ve already painted up a Warboss with sword and shield, and another with great weapon. The other option I was interested in was a moon prodder and attack squig. I had the 4th edition Night Goblin character Skarsnik, accompanied by his favorite squig Nobbla, so he’ll fit in nicely. Skarsnik is effectively gone now anyway.

The Warboss/Skarsnik is a wonderful example of the 4th edition modeling aesthetic- a flat 2 part cast, arms and legs akimbo. He has a good amount of detail, extra weapons, and lots of skulls. He is pretty big for a goblin too, but that works for an important character. I gave him the red hood found on all the army’s characters (to help them stand out from their black hooded troops). He also got some nice checkers on his sword and dog’s teeth on his robe. Though those are part of the army’s theme, they are fairly sparse for the Grots compared to the Orruks.

Gobbla is a huge squig, with as much detail as his boss. Lots of warts, vasculature, and random scars, as well as giant chompers. Both models are mounted on a resin base from Secret Weapon. A rough rock surface, dotted with Dwarf runes.

Next are some of the Cave Squigs that I’ve been workin on for the army. In the end, there will be 10 Squigs in the unit, after which I will finish up some Grots with pointy sticks to herd them along. One of the Squigs has a missing foot, broken off the model long ago. So he gets a peg leg, which in true Grot fashion, is wrongly-sized, but the Squig bounces randomly anyway, so no problem.

The Squigs color was achieved with a base coat of P3 Sanguine Base, highlighted with mixes of GW Khorne Red, Mephiston Red, Troll Slayer Orange, and Flash Gitz Yellow. The Squig with Skarsnik got an additional wash of red ink.