I wanted to assemble and paint something different from Tomb Kings and Skaven, so I purchased a box of Dwarf Hammerers/Longbeards. I must say they are incredibly detailed and were a joy to assemble. My only critique would be that the poses are really lockstep, they could do with some more variation. Because our group already has a fanatic Dwarf player, I opted to do them in a different style, on snow bases, to set them apart from his army. I can imagine these making a perfect allied (or group for hire) kind of unit in one of our linked story campaigns.
The colors used:
- Silver primer
- Nuln Oil wash
- Golds + Agrax Earthshade wash
- Sotek Green + Hoeth Blue + Spacewolves Gray for the blue parts (Finished with Asurmen Blue wash)
- Faces and Beards in various browns, used Agrax wash again for shading
I must say I totally enjoyed painting these guys. I remember the Dwarfs from way back in the early days of Warhammer but never really gave them a proper look. Now I’m tempted to buy and paint some more because they allow for a lot of bold colors and they are really characterful. These were painted in one evening and an afternoon, a decent look without spending a huge amount of time. I spraypainted them silver entirely and applied a wash to get all the armor done in one go. I read this tip somewhere online which works well for these guys. Then it was a matter of picking out the faces, beards and shield decorations. All in all a very fun unit to paint. Oh… and yes I’ll fix that top of the banner pole too. Didn’t notice that part was missing until I was done 🙂
I’ve made quite a few gaming tables over the years. Most of them I built up from wood, making them quite heavy and cumbersome. Sturdy yes, but cumbersome. With some fun Fantasy campaign battles coming up I was looking for a quick way to create a new gaming board. Nothing too sophisticated, but easy to make, move around and store. Here’s how I made a new gaming terrain on the cheap! Continue reading
Together with some friends that go waaaay back to the beginning of the Warhammer hobby, we’ve made plans to do some story-driven campaigns. For nostalgia, good-times sake. So I decided to make some new scenery pieces that we can use to play around. One of them I particularly liked: a mysterious (Undead?) burial mound. Here’s how to make your own!
It’s been a long time since I played Warhammer. Running a company, family and making music and suddenly its been half a year since you played a game. Tomorrow we are getting together with some friends to play again, have fun. I’m really looking forward to it!
I’ve started on the Tomb Kings Necropolis Knights. Initially I was put off by the high price for what seems three fairly simple models. It remains strange that this box is 2 euro’s more expensive that an entire Khemrian Necrosphinx. That said the models turned out quite nice and as happens more often, I’ve grown to appreciate them a bit more during assembly and painting. Continue reading
I’ve worked on my new Tomb Kings army for an afternoon. Assembling all the skeletons is quite time consuming, so I also did a few Chariots and Necropolis Knights on the side to keep things fun. I’m having a blast knocking out this new army. Some of the skeleton models and especially the horses are mega dated but still. Nothing beats a good old undead horde! Here’s a quick update of what I’ve got going so far… Continue reading
I’ve been doing the Warhammer hobby for about 20 years now. During that time I’ve acquired all sorts of small neat little tricks that I like to call hobby ‘lifehacks’. They make your life easier and faster. Today we look at a trick to make assembling Tomb King archers much easier. Continue reading
Starting your own Tomb Kings army? Looking for an easy, fast way too make them look drop-dead-gorgeous? (drop-dead haha). In this tutorial I show you how to make them look Awesome in just 5 simple steps. You won’t believe how good they look in such a short time. Paint up to 10 finished models within 10 minutes, that’s right! Keep reading!
I’ve been away from the hobby for some time. You probably know how this goes. Work, family and other things get in the way and the hobby disappears into the background for a while. But with plans to play a few Fantasy games again in the near future, I thought it was cool to buff my Skaven army with a Hellpit Abomination… Continue reading
In my previous tutorial I’ve shown a great, fast way to paint truckloads of Skaven Clan rats and still have them look great. I recently started adding some Plague Monks to my army, so I wanted to show you my paint scheme. Keep reading if you want a fast way to paint good looking Plague Monks!