Sunday, 29 August 2010

Stegadon EotG Finished!

Its taken me a while but ive done it! The stegadon is such an amazing model, everytime i look at it i find another detail to paint!

Also been working on the Slann today, finished most of his palanquin (just have the critters to paint) and base coated the Slann himself. Managed to get the palanquin stuck on level too, all id id was jab a blob of greenstuff and superglue up the hole and balance him very carefully onto his flying stand. Used a few paint pots to keep him level until the greenstuff dried overnight and voila, a very stable and non-wonky slann!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Purple Lizardmen Army of Zlatlan - Sprayed

Its been a while, but my 2000 point purple army of doom lizardmen is finally built and sprayed! Been a bit mental this last month so haven't done as much hobby as I would like. Things are starting to settle down now finally so should get back on track. 

Anyway, sorry about the naff photo, i didn't really have chance to set up a light box and whatnot:

My 2000 points army of doom consists of:

  • Lord Kame-hameha, Slann Mage Priest - (Level 4, Lore of Life, The Focussed Rumination, Focus of Mystery, Battle Standard Bearer, Cupped Hands of the Old Ones
  • Skink Priest - Level 1, Lore of Heavens, Ancient Stegadon (with Engine of the Gods)
  • Saurus Warriors (20) - Full Command
  • Saurus Warriors (20) - Full Command
  • Temple Guard (20) - Full Command, Venom of the Firefly Frog
  • Chameleon Skinks (8)
  • Chameleon Skinks (8)
  • Salamander
  • Salamander
Had 2 games with versions of this list and think I've almost cracked it, true I lost both the games... but gained valuable data in doing so! Few tweaks I need to do for future games though, one of which is to swap Cupped Hands for either a Dispel Scroll or find 5 points from somewhere and swap it for Becalming Cogitation. The reason I lost the last game was due to the fact that my opponent (you know who you are) pit of shaded my slann during the 2nd turn before i could us him to buff my saurus line for the impending combat, or at least attempt to dwellers bellow a unit. You would think a Level 4 wizard would be enough magic defence, but I was wrong! Anyway, I honestly do not see a need for Cupped Hands, you WILL have throne of vines up most of the time, and in all the games of had of 8th edition i have never actually seen a miscast!

Planning to wash and drybrush the army this week, completing the basecoat, then on to the arduous task of painting all the scales individually... fun!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Converting Lizardmen Chameleon Skinks

For those who are like me and cringe whenever we hear someone say 'just green-stuff it', total model conversions are difficult. So I was surprised when I found myself wanting to convert some regular skinks into chameleons. This is because the metal models are HORRIBLE, and at £8.50 for 3, my planned twin units of 9 would come to a mammoth £51... plus you only get 3 poses!

So I ventured into this escapade the only way i knew how, the easy route. Simply put, I used a hair-dryer to bend the skinks tail so that it was curly, and green-stuffed the googly eyes by rolling a small ball, placing it over the current skink eyes, and pressing a round file into it (slightly to the front of the ball so it doesn't look too weird). Took me no time at all to convert 18 models!

Here's my attempt anyway:

Simple, but effective.

Watch out for the rest of my 2,000 points lizardmen army of doom soon, going to finish building them this weekend and get the purple on! It would be 3000 points but ive been restricted in my model purchasing until i have finished my Blood Angels, bloody women!