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How to Paint: Lord Arcanum on Gryph-Charger September 1, 2020

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Cities of Sigmar, Converting, Games Workshop, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Stormcast Eternals, Tutorial.
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Been working on this for a while. I cut down on the 4x painting a lot and kept each step to under a minute. Still ended up being over 20mins XD. I will keep trying to expand on my explanations so there isn’t too much dead air.

Eventually, I want a 4K camcorder or at least an updated HD camcorder. The one I have is over 10 years old! I dream of a day where the colours are true and my details crisp.

What will be next?

Cities of Sigmar: Ulric’s Retribution – Vanguard-Raptors Conversions August 25, 2020

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Originally, these minis were Castigators from the Soul Wars set. There was only 3. So, not only they don’t hit the minimum squad size, I don’t like how they play. Looking through the book, I found I like how the Vanguard-Raptors seem to play. I like the number of shots the Hurricane Crossbows have, in particular.

All I needed were the fronts of hurricane crossbows (plus my custom wolf ornaments) to make this conversion.

I cut off the crossbow limbs, set aside, and flattened down the front. Glue the hurricane crossbow bit to the flattened front. The limbs have ornamentation on the base and tip. I cut those off and glue them to the top and bottom of the crossbow, just behind the front bit. This will make it look like scales of some sort, just nice detailing to make the weapon for interesting. Any gaps should be filled with greenstuff or the like.

The squad leader is holding a bolt for the greatbow. But since she no longer has a great bow I needed to think of something else. I couldn’t think of anything to replace it with, so I added some Stormcast helmet halos to make it some kind of flare/torch/lamp thing.

They only need 3 models to a squad, so we will see if I want to make more of them.

Cities of Sigmar: Ulric’s Retribution – Sequitors Batch August 24, 2020

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A small batch of Sequitors, most of them with the big hammers.

I got more bits to make 4 more Sequitors with the big hammers so my squads are round off to 4 or 5 minimum-sized squads.

Cities of Sigmar: Ulric’s Retribution – Lord Arcanum on Gryph-Charger August 23, 2020

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Finished this awesome looking model and filmed it.

I customized the helmet to be more wolf-like and added some old Empire bits to make it closer to my Middenheim theme.

The Gryph-charger scheme is based off a Black-and-White Warbler. A tiny and cute bird.

Cities of Sigmar: Phoenix Guard August 9, 2020

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Finished the first half of my Phoenix Guard unit. They are part of the elite forces of my army. They keep their uniforms particularly clean and their armour polished.

Their feathered helmets and magic halberds will make them easier to see since they are just fancy Freeguild Guard. I wanted to go for those shard glass or shard weapons that you’d find in Warhammer Underworlds.

Cities of Sigmar: Ulric’s Retribution – Crew, Sequitors, Incantor August 7, 2020

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I have done a handful more of Stormcast Eternals.

A pair of crew for the ballista is done. I like having helmetless Stormcast for my ranged units. I have built the Castigators (soon to be converted Vanguard-Raptors) to have some kind of Empire heads. The bits for them are coming soon and am super excited to see what they will look like.

There are 2 more Sequitors done to complete the 5-man unit. Group pics soon.

The Knight-Incantor is my first leader-type Stormcast. She may go between being an army leader and squad leader. I made sure to keep the magic glow in the eyes and staff.

The resin bases continue to look great. The leaves and moss make them pop a bit and tie each piece together. There’s still a good 20 more models, or so, so once they’re all done, they will be a great sight.

Kingdom Death Board Commission Complete July 18, 2020

Posted by Jason Bergunder in board game, Kingdom Death, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming, Terrain.
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The group pics are here.

Models are on the tiles for scale. It’s a big board, right? In one corner, the King of Babies. In the other corner, the big weapons of humanity. The Scribe as the ref.

They compete to see who is worthy of bathing in a pool of blood.

Kingdom Death Board Commission Update #7 – Ballista & Shield July 16, 2020

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The last of the minis are done! These are miscellaneous models from the Iron Weapons sprue. I’m not sure if they even have equipment cards or whatnot associated with them.

Since they are Iron Weapons, I painted them similar to the weapons the Big Game Hunters have and made sure to make the iron cold. There’s some yellow to make the gold accents and the shield gets jade-like motifs.

Kingdom Death Board Commission Update #6 – Hunters & Cloak July 11, 2020

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The 3 survivor characters are now done. 2 Big Game Hunters and a Twilight Cloak.

Each of them did get a bit of a kitbash. The bundle came with a set of iron weapons. The male hunter got a spear, the female hunter is dragging a mace, and the Twilight Cloak got duel axes.

This was also one of my first times using GW contrast paints to give the iron weapons the tint of cold blue as well as the gold accents.

Kingdom Death Board Commission Update #5 – Doodling on my Armchair July 9, 2020

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Get it? ARMchair?! Yes.

I have completed the Scribe and his handy bookholder. I went for a similar scheme to the box art. The desaturated turquoise for the arms lets the Scribe be the center of the piece and pop.

This was a particularly exciting model to paint because I used my new Scalecolor Acyrlics for the first time. I have the skin tone set and followed the instructions that came with the set. I haven’t used artist tube acrylics in a long time, and it felt great! Definitely different from your average model paints. I think it turned out great.

I looked up medieval ornate lettering to use on the book. I wanted to do what they used to, so I could make the book more interesting. Since the Scribe looks pensive, I left a page unfinished so it looks like he is still working.

Don’t you think he looks a bit like Bruce Willis?