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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.

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: 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 Stormhost July 24, 2020

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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.

World Eaters & Bloodthirster Commission Complete March 30, 2020

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Army building, Chaos Space Marines, Games Workshop, horus heresy, khorne, Painting, StaticGrass Creations, Streaming, warhammer 40k, World Eaters.
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The group pics! Horus Heresy World Eaters troops and vehicles, with their good buddy Skarbrand in the back.

World Eaters Army

World Eaters Troops

World Eaters Infantry

World Eaters Vehicles and Skarbrand

World Eaters & Bloodthirster Commission Update #6 – Bloodthirster March 30, 2020

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The last model is now done. The mighty Bloodthirster looks like he is ready to smash his way across the field. I went for a colour scheme that is similar to the box art. So, fiery skin, black and brass armour, and demonic flesh looking axe blades. Such a great model. A vast improvement from the old Bloodthirster.

Group Pics to come.

Bloodthirster Close

Bloodthirster Side

Bloodthirster Rear

Bloodthirster Face

Bloodthirster

World Eaters & Bloodthirster Commission Update #5 – Tank & Captain March 29, 2020

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The last of the World Eaters are now done. The tank is magnetized to be a Rhino or a Predator of either variant. I also painted a bit of the inside. The marine is a Captain with a power sword. The commission came with one less backpack than needed, so I scrounged around my bits box and found one.

All that’s left is the Bloodthirster.

Magnetized Tank

Rear Tank

Primaris Captain

Primaris Captain Rear

Primaris Captain & Tank

World Eaters & Bloodthirster Commission Update #4 – Plasma And Axes March 28, 2020

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They have their backpacks and shoulder pads on now, so these guys are officially complete. 4 Plasma gunners and a bunch of definitely-not-Primaris Assault Marines. I made sure to add the blood effects to the shoulder pads as appropriate.

Assault Marines

Primaris

Plasma Gunners

Completed Infantry