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Cities of Sigmar: Soulscream Bridge Scratchbuild September 4, 2020

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Army building, Cities of Sigmar, Converting, Do-it-yourself, Empire, Games Workshop, Laser Cutter, StaticGrass Creations, Stormcast Eternals, Streaming, Terrain, warhammer.
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I am calling this half of the Soulscream bridge done! I’ve been working on this for a while. There was some planning and diagram making to get me the general shape.

It all started with a couple of laser cut MDF pieces for the frame and some styrene sheets cut for the foundation. The rest is Milliput and Greenstuff built up for the bricks and motifs. The pieces of Azyr floor is from the Large Base details set and the embellishments for old bits from the Empire and stuff from the Stormcast Eternals. I made sure to add some brick details on the underside so it wouldn’t be so smooth.

All I need to do it paint it fittingly. I will be going for magic forces moving pieces together, building the bridge while the spell is being cast.

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.

Stonework Bases First Batch March 22, 2020

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Age of Sigmar, Army building, Cities of Sigmar, Do-it-yourself, Games Workshop, StaticGrass Creations, Stormcast Eternals, Terrain.
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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

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

Some things I’m working on… April 27, 2010

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Chaos Space Marines, Converting, Imperial Guard.
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Ugh, I just couldn’t resist posting some of these.

First off, We have my favorite tank of all time. The Manticore. All the white is 1mm Styrene.

Next we have my first sculpt. Well, mostly sculpted. My Primaris Psyker.

And my latest. Still a WIP. A greater daemon of Tzeentch in mid transformation! The base is from Secret Weapon Miniatures.