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Cities of Sigmar – Freeguild Rebasing October 16, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Army building, Cities of Sigmar, Empire, Games Workshop, Laser Cutter, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, warhammer.
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Finally, the little humies get part of a battletome, and a cool one too! Now that I have access to a laser cutter, I thought it was high time to rebase my old Empire army. I designed a cobblestone texture and had it engraved onto MDF, then cut into different sizes.

Slowly but surely, there will be many more rebased. Maybe I’ll even get new minis for this army. I have been eyeing Demigryphs since they first came out.

Since I am a puritan, all my units will be human. I don’t want elves or dwarfs. My old engineers will be the new Cogsmiths. Maybe my Warpriests will be my Runelords if I want a Greywater Fastness army.

Pistoliers and Steam Tank

Troops

Helblaster, crew, and Cogsmith

Warhammer Underworlds – Stormsire’s Cursebreakers October 10, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Army building, board game, Games Workshop, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Stormcast Eternals, underworlds, warhammer.
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After a couple years, I’ve finally completed another warband for Warhammer Underworlds. Just in time for the second season to be released. Averon is the same Averon I entered into the Crystal Brush competition at Adepticon 2019, and ended up making the first cut (yay!).

I continued with the NMM gold scheme with the rest of the unit. Though the rocks on the base ended up a different colour than Averon. Maybe I’ll go back and make him compliant.

I think I will play in a couple Underworlds tournaments at the local GW with the Stormsires to get some mileage, but they are in my first 1000 points of my Cities of Sigmar Freeguild Hallowheart army. Keyword shenanigans can make them part of the warscroll battalion with other wizards, love it.

Averon Stormsire

Averon Stormsire Rear

Rastus the Charmed

Rastus the Charmed Side

Rastus the Charmed Rear

Ammis Dawnguard

Ammis Dawnguard Rear

STORMSIRE’S CURSEBREAKERS

Orks and Mechanicum Commission Update #13 – Dwarf Lord & Squig September 22, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Army building, Games Workshop, goblins, orcs, orruks, Painting, Space Orks, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming, warhammer, warhammer 40k.
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A couple stragglers I happened to remember. Dwarf Lord is done as a center-piece level. It’s still in pewter and the classic pose that makes this model great looking. I wanted to make the squig a different colour than the rest, so it is purple.

Dwarf Lord

Dwarf Lord Side

Dwarf Lord Side 2

Dwarf Lord Rear

Purple Squig

Purple Squig Rear

Dwarf and Squig

Everchosen Competition – Ahkelian King July 28, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Games Workshop, Idoneth Deepkin, Painting, StaticGrass Creations.
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Entering my second competition of the year (first was Adepticion 2019 Crystal Brush) the Everchosen Painting Competition from Games Workshop. The first round is done by vote at all participating GW stores. So, I entered my rendition of the Idoneth Deepkin Ahkelian King from Age of Sigmar.

The scheme for the steed was inspired by the colours of Mantis Shrimp. I went for very vibrant blue, red, and green. The King got gold armour, similar to Aquaman Atlantian soldier armour. His weapons were painted bone with maroon shading, and some gloss varnish for that seashell effect.

The part that was different from my norm was having clear resin and water effects. From the start, I wanted some of the mini to be submerged in water, preferably shallow ocean water so I could have that movement of waves and possibly some interesting scenery in the resin.

The rock is, in fact, a painted rock, but the sand underneath was sculpted with filler and then painted. I added waves to the sand for that underwater realism. The bubbles were both intentional and unintentional. I wanted bubbles to form somewhere, I just didn’t expect them to form perfectly from under the rock. Finally, the waves were done with thicker, sculptable water effects. Some parts were done in layers to get the movement of the waves and splashes of the tail more realistic. It was then thinly painted (so you can still see a bit underneath) to give the effect of water splashing and breaking.

Takeaways:
– Don’t make a competition piece your first time doing clear resin
– white glue does not properly seal anything against resin
– do something with large open areas like the cape

Good luck and good job to everyone that entered!

Ahkelian King Close

Ahkelian King Side

Steed Close

Ahkelian King Rear

Crashing Waves

Bubbles and Rock

Ahkelian King

Orks and Mechanicum Commission Update #4 – Frostgrave Terrain & Goblin Standard June 19, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Army building, board game, Games Workshop, goblins, Other, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming.
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Progress on the commission. I think this is the last of the Frostgrave scatter terrain… and Goblins, now that I think about it.

Goblin and Terrain

Fruit Terrain

Barrels

Standard

Goblin Close

Standard Rear

Orks and Mechanicum Commission Update #3 – Mega-armoured Warboss, Goblins, Market Bits June 13, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Army building, Games Workshop, orcs, orruks, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming, Terrain.
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More progress!

A handful of scatter terrain for Frostgrave. This comes in the form of pieces of a market. Various baskets and bags of food, boxes, bricks, and bottles. I am particularly fond of the apples and squash. Adding different colours makes them interesting to look at.

Night Goblin archers were done. I transferred them onto circle bases to for Age of Sigmar compatibility.

Lastly, the Warboss in Mega-armour. This mini is the Iron Boss from Artel W Collectible Miniatures. A fantastic looking piece with plenty of detail.

Frostgrave Scatter Terrain

Terrain Food

Night Goblin Archers

Two Night Goblins

Iron Boss

Iron Boss Close

Iron Boss Klaw

Iron Boss Axe

Iron Boss Rear

Orcs and Terrain

Orks and Mechanicum Commission Update #2 – Boosta-Blasta & Shaman June 3, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Army building, Games Workshop, orruks, Painting, Space Orks, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming, warhammer 40k.
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The first minis have been painted for this commission.

Naturally painted red to go fasta, these Speed Freeks vehicles are a colourful start to the army.

The two shaman are Orruk Shaman from Age of Sigmar, but I believe they are going to be used as different looking Weirdboyz. I made them different skin colours to help differentiate and because I remember Orks have different skin colours to denote age and size.

Kustom Boosta-Blasta

Kustom Boosta-Blasta Close

Driver and Gunner

Passenger and Gun

Kustom Boosta-Blasta Rear

2 Shaman

Ork Shaman

Shaman Rear

Shaman Staff

Vehicles and Shamans

Laser Cutter – Deck Boxes April 27, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Do-it-yourself, ebay, Games Workshop, Laser Cutter, orcs, orruks, StaticGrass Creations, underworlds, warhammer.
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I made a thin deck box design. These are two deck boxes with different engravings for the deck I have in each. They hold about 40 sleeved cards, with some room on the sides for a couple tokens. Takes about 30-45 minutes to cut the MDF and engrave the logo and text. I added a couple pairs of magnets to help seal the lid.

Deck Boxes

Champions Destruction Engraving

Card Scale

Underworlds Orruk Engraving

Deck Open

Orks and Mechanicum Commission Update #1 – First Built Batch April 22, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Army building, Games Workshop, orruks, Space Orks, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming, warhammer 40k.
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Starting off on the Orks. This is not all of them. Probably close to two-thirds. Most of the minis are from Games Workshop and Forgeworld. There are a number that are from Kromlech, like the Meganobz, Mega Boss, and others. Looking forward to be painting such gorgeous models!

Assembled Orks 1

Assembled Orks 2

Assembled Orks 3

Assembled Orks 4

Primed Orks 1

Primed Orks 2

Primed Orks 3

Primed Orks 4

Stormsire’s Cursebreakers – Averon Stormsire February 23, 2019

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Army building, Games Workshop, Painting, Stormcast Eternals, Streaming, underworlds, warhammer.
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My entry for a local GW painting competition. The first time I have done this much NMM in a long time and I feel I have improved since my last effort. I still need to work on having a consistent perception for how the light is supposed to hit the armour, especially when I want additional sources of light to come into play. I guess I will just have to paint more!

I look forward to doing the other two in the same style. Stay tuned.

Averon Front

Averon Rear

Averon Side