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Horus Heresy Space Marines, Orks, and Mechanicum Commission Update #3 – Hit them with me axe! November 4, 2020

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Army building, Games Workshop, Painting, Space Orks, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming, warhammer 40k.
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The next model complete for the commission is an Ork Killbursta tank from Forgeworld. Lots of weathering all over the vehicle. It’s mostly silver paint on the top half and then lots of mud and dirt near the tracks. I made sure to put lots of dirt on the ram and make it look like the dirt is flying up the slope.

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

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Army building, Cities of Sigmar, Games Workshop, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Stormcast Eternals, Streaming, warhammer.
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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.

Cities of Sigmar: Ulric’s Retribution Stormhost July 24, 2020

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Army building, Cities of Sigmar, Games Workshop, Lore, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Stormcast Eternals, Streaming, warhammer.
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The first of my Stormcast Eternals are now done. Custom bases, helmets, motifs, and hammerhead. With all those fancy bits, I came up with a name for my Stormhost too, Ulric’s Retribution.

The story is my Stormcast are the men and women who fought in the fall of Middenheim and the Old World, true heroes one and all. They were reborn on the anvil with the unique quirk of still worshiping Ulric over Sigmar. They were put together in a Stormhost called Ulric’s Retribution and now fight with the Middenheim Historical Association (Cities of Sigmar Freeguild, name still WIP).

I made several unique helmets and bases that I will be using on all my Stormcast. I also made a hammer head that I will be using to replace all the 2-handed hammers that will be available. I’m most happy with that one, it looks great.

The colour scheme is an alternate version of the Hallowed Knights scheme, adding a bit more black, gold, and off-white to get it closer to my original Middenheim colour scheme.

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 #3 – 3D Printed Board Tiles Painted June 30, 2020

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It looks great! I added dirt, grass tufts, and a pool of blood.

Stonework Bases First Batch March 22, 2020

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The first of my custom Stonework bases molded and casted. I added a black wash so the details can be seen. They are looking good. Next set is being molded now. My Stormcast are going to look so good.

Bases

Para Bellum Conquest: Hundred Kingdoms – Men-at-Arms January 31, 2020

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Finally finished my first full unit for this army. 6 stands of Men-at-arms marching along a brick road, trampling a small flower bed. No mercy when one is parade ready.

The command stand consists of the leader, banner, and a couple of soldiers with an alternate shield design.

Men-at-arms Squad

Men-at-arms Command

Men-at-arms command rear

Men-at-arms mooks

Men-at-arms mooks rear

Men-at-arms connected

Men-at-arms Marching

Para Bellum Conquest: Hundred Kingdoms – Men-at-arms November 4, 2019

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Finally starting to get started on these guys. Of course, I have a soft spot for the lowly humans in almost every game system. Bonus points if they are religious zealots and have access to fire or cool armour. I am not sure about the fire yet, but there are warrior priests and dudes in cool armour. Not these soldiers though.

These are the first stands of my Men-at-Arms. I had made the bases using clay or plasticard blocks, then I casted them in resin. I kept the masters, so the bases you see these buys on are the copies. It’s also a theme. I tried to make it look like a brick promenade they are marching/charging down. I wanted some variety, so I added some dirt patched and damage. The abrupt stop on the one side is actually going to be a water feature that my cavalry will be galloping through.

The scheme is inspired from the Knights of the Blazing Sun in Warhammer Fantasy, or bees.

Super excited to get my first game in.

Ranked Men-at-arms

Men-at-arms stand 1

Men-at-arms stand 1 Side

Men-at-arms stand 1 Rear

Men-at-arms stand 2

Men-at-arms stand 2 Side

Men-at-arms stand 2 Rear

Men-at-arms

Orks and Mechanicum Commission Update #14 – Big Trakks September 28, 2019

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More resin models. This time, they are from Forgeworld. The Ork Big Trakks. More Evil Sunz Scheme because red is fastest, and it just looks so good.

When building FW, you can’t help but compare them to other companies that release similar resin kits. Due to the poor instructions, this kit definitely falls short from alternative Ork kits. Not to say it doesn’t look good, the FW Big Trakk looks awesome.

Big Trakk

Big Trakk Side

Big Trakk Rear

Ork Big Trakks

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