The Court of the Crimson King

Like a shrieking Bayeux tapestry bitch.

Hullo hullo! Some more Cryx goodness/evilness for you all - a Machine Wraith (for the copious and hopefully hilarious possession of enemy Warjacks), and a trio of Scrap Thralls (because I just like the look of them). I’ve got a unit of Satyxis Raiders built and undercoated sitting on my table, too, but I got distracted with scenery building :P So may be a while before I get those done.

Until next time!

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This is amazing! View high resolution

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#wishlist #dungeoncrawl #dnd #tabletop #whfb #WH40K #warhammer40k #LOTR #HackMaster #Pathfinder #KODT #warmahordes #warmachines #hordes by mr.butcherer http://gbp24.me/1yJo6zm
July 20, 2014 at 03:07AM

This is amazing!

Daft Punk ft. Peter Serafinowicz - Get Lucky

I just… what the actual fuck.

What what! Here I am again with the rest of the current Cryx army, namely a little Crew of Revenants, because how can you be a Pirate Queen without a crew to do all the dirty work? At the top is the Quartermaster (he’s the big guy) and the diver guy, who for some reason always reminds me of Major Tom from the Venture Bros). Then we’ve got the four current crew members, all glowing eyes and huge cutlasses.

Coming soon, more things!

Starting a new project is always pretty cool, and here’s my latest! As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve started a Cryx army for Warmahordes, and here’s the first few pieces. The core of the battlegroup so far, I suppose.

Happily, I managed to calm my excitement enough that I fully finished painting all my Khador minis before moving on to these. Pics of the full Khador army will be coming soon!

So on to the army so far - my Warcaster is eSkarre, or to give her her full title, Skarre: Queen of the Broken Coast. She’s backed up with two Defilers for some ranged support, and also a Seether Helljack because frankly he’s a badass! High MAT, a ton of attacks, and with some support from Skarre’s spells he can brawl with the best of ‘em. Plus, free Focus and being able to charge about for free is so nice!

These are supported by a unit of 6 (so far) Revenant Crew of the Atramentous which I am halfway through painting as of now.

I’ve played only one game with them so far, against DC’s recently finished Retribution army, and they lost, but not before Seether killed two light jacks and Skarre dealt some 30-odd damage to another in one hit. It was an act of desperation, that paid off, but then she got clobbered by a heavy :(

Anyhow, the total is a nice little 19 point army, so I’d like to get a 1-pointer in there. I’ve got Rheinholdt the Gobber Speculator in backup (even though I know Cryx can’t technically use him, but we’re all happy to muck around a little bit), but I’d like to get a proper Cryx 1 pointer in. The question is: Machine Wraith, or Necrotech?

Spanakopita!

Hey, everyone! Spanakopita!

Spanakopita!

Hey, everyone! Spanakopita!

Let’s Make A Thing! Scenic Bases

Hello hello! Today, I have been making bases for my new miniatures (*cough* Cryx Pirate Army *cough*), and as I took some pictures I thought I’d make a little tutorial on how I went about making them!

First off, a list of ingredients things you’re going to need:

* Bases - I am using the standard round-lipped bases that came with my minis, but you could easily adapt these methods for other bases.

* Tools - I use a GW sculpt tool, craft knife with retractable blade, superglue, some hobby clippers, and a round file.

* Epoxy putty - I use Milliput as it’s cheap and easy to find, but use whatever you can get hold of. This is the standard two-part stuff you can find in most hobby shops. You *can* use ‘official’ Green Stuff, but it’s wayyyyy more expensive.

* Odds and sods - Bits of plasticard, matchsticks, or whatever you have around to fill up the slots in the bases.

AND SO on to Part One!

First thing’s first. Get all the bases you want to use, and fill in the slots with plasticard, matchsticks (as I used), or whatever you have available. The main purpose for this is to stop the epoxy putty from squishing through the slot when you get to step two. All I did here was cut some matchsticks to size with old clippers and superglue them in. Make sure that whatever you use is nicely flush to the top of the base.

Step Two!

Mix up a bit of your putty (as you can see, I used the terracotta Milliput as it’s what I had spare) and squish a bit onto each base, making sure to cover the whole flat area. Luckily, these round-lipped bases have a slightly raised edge, so all I did was pushed the putty right up to the edge with my fingers. Then I flattened the putty off by wetting my craft knife a little and, with the blade right out, just sliced across the top of the base lip. A few little touch-ups were needed, but nothing too serious. Once that’s done, a quick smooth over with a wet finger finished the job.

Step Three:

So when I was thinking about what kind of bases I’d like for my Pirate Cryx dudes, I decided on a kind of fantasy dock-front-ish look. So some of these bases are decorated solely with flagstones, while others have been given areas of wooden boards. I tend to make these up as I go, but you could plan them out carefully (this would be more important for bases on things like Warhammer units).

Anyway, to make the flagstones on the bases, I just used the blunt edge of my craft knife and pressed into the putty to create a pattern of random stones. Mine are all different sizes, but you can make them quite uniform. To make the areas of board, I pressed in lines right across the bases to create long thin areas, and then divided these with the knife into shorter boards. 

This gives you the basic shape of the boards and stones, but to messy up the lines a little I used the very point of my sculpting tool and re-traced the lines. Then I gave the bases a quick brush over with a slightly wet brush just to round the edges a little and clear off any little bits of excess putty.

Step Four - the final touches.

The final few bits were adding a woodgrain effect to the boards (I did this by snapping a lolly (popsicle?) stick in half and running the splintered end along the boards. Then I added a few cracks on some of the flagstones with the blade of the craft knife, and finally added nail holes to the boards with the point of a round file (you could use a pin or such tho.) AND there we are!

The only other thing I wanted to add was a lovely little thing I’m actually really proud of, which is that I used a push pin to make one of those… metal things that they tie boats to at harbours. I have no idea what they’re called. I took a push pin and cut the metal pin off the bottom with some old clippers, leaving the plastic part. I then made the plastic part shorter by cutting the top off, cutting down the ‘stem’, and gluing the top back on. Then it was glued onto one of the bases. Here’s a little close up of it, with some extra putty added on to look like a rope.

And that’s my tutorial over! I’m sure soon these bases will be put to use on my Pirates, because honestly I’m very impatient and even though I have a ton of other things to do, new projects just do something to my poor hobbyist’s brain!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial (and that it made sense :P )

Thanks! :D

I know I haven’t posted any photos recently, so here’s a quickie of my painting space (i.e. dining room table).
If you look carefully, among all the paints and bits of rubbish you’ll likely see some Winter Guard (including command group and Kovnik Grigorovich), a couple of light Myrmidons for DC's Retribution army, and Joe's Agonizer on top of a paint pot. Oh, and a box of various bits for my new Cryx army because I have a real problem and I just can't help myself sometimes! D: View high resolution

I know I haven’t posted any photos recently, so here’s a quickie of my painting space (i.e. dining room table).

If you look carefully, among all the paints and bits of rubbish you’ll likely see some Winter Guard (including command group and Kovnik Grigorovich), a couple of light Myrmidons for DC's Retribution army, and Joe's Agonizer on top of a paint pot. Oh, and a box of various bits for my new Cryx army because I have a real problem and I just can't help myself sometimes! D:

Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios

This is another of the minis I’ve been painting for my friend DC

Now I just have… uh…

two plastic light myrmidons to build and paint, and also a plastic heavy myrmidon and a metal light myrmidon to paint.

And here’s the latest additions to the Khador army! As my main caster is now Harkevich, I just had to get Black Ivan too. And, to be fair, he is totally worth it! Fortune cast on him, and then critical brutal damage plus a bonus damage dice, and he caused 28 damage in two attacks. I’m pretty impressed!

Also I decided that Harkevich isn’t the kind of guy to have a war-dog, so I found a prehistoric cave-bear mini on ebay and converted it with some leftover bits. Still using the same rules as war-dog, but he’s a pretty impressive bodyguard for Harkevich. Mind you, in the game against DC my winter guard accidentally shot and killed him, which has given him the name Bad-Luck Bear.

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