Monday, 23 September 2013

On my signal unleash hell!

This speed painting trip seems to yielding some impressive results. I can't remember ever having finished so many units in such a short time. I think the results look pretty good too which makes me wonder if the extra time I usually spend per model is actually worth it.

I have painted up four balefire catapults which can be really quite nasty in game terms in KoW. This are the first of the more "regular" units in the army and so I have used them to introduce a black (well grey really) and red colour motif which will also feature elsewhere.

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I have also completed the last of the werewolves (for now anyway) - one more troop of werewolves and three individuals - all standing on rocks. The rocks are partly decoration and partly practical - as lone units exact positioning on the table top is often critical and they help with this. The rocks raise the model up so it should be easier to place them in direct base to base contact with other units and they also add some weight to the model and should prevent them from being knocked oout of position accidentally during play.

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I'm now working on the cavalry for the army with a goal of maybe having it ready for a game on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Dirty rotten scoundrels

Speed painting seems to be the name of the game. I have managed to blast through both units of zombies far quicker than I could reasonably have expected.

Despite the speed I am reasonably proud of the results here. They are a testament to the impact of the current generation of washed (devlan mud etc) on how quickly you can get reasonable results these days.

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Next in the queue are four balefire catapults which will give covering fire to the rest of the army.

Monday, 16 September 2013

KoW Ghost Protocol

I have set myself a target to complete my new KoW Undead army in time for the Pathfinder tournament at the NWGC next month. You may be asking yourself "what undead army" - well I completely failed on my ban on impulse purchases and added various discounted models to my KoW Kickstarter pledge and suddenly found myself collecting undead. I've added a few other purchases to round things out and now have 2000+ points of undead.

So far things are going reasonably well - the werewolves (below) were the first models painted and I've just added four units of wraiths completed yesterday.

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With the time pressure for completing the army I went for a really simple colour scheme - the ghostly look.

I've also done all the movement trays for the army - a tedious and long winded task - which means I can concentrate on finishing the models and getting them ready for play. Next up are some zombies, I'm already halfway through the first unit so hopefully they will be completed very soon.