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Monday, January 16, 2012

Army Galleries and New Toys


The blog’s header is a sort of “general’s lineup” from my main armies. My plan is to give each army and faction it’s own gallery page. I’ve already dropped a few images into the galleries and I’ll be adding more as time goes by. Check ‘em out! 


I also started a twitter account to use for update announcements. Click the follow me button below. And I promise, there will be no ‘I just ate a sammich at my favorite restaurant’ tweets!





Now on to the fun stuff:


Since the new Vampire Counts models (which look awesome, by the way!) just hit the stores, that’s going to be my main modeling focus for a while. I’ve been eating, sleeping, and breathing Warmachine for the past four years, so it’ll be a nice change of pace to get back to my oldest and dearest army. (I'll still continue to update the other army galleries, though.)



Today I picked up the Vampire Counts army book and a new, plastic Wight King. After a quick read through the bestiary and army list, it appears that aside from a slight adjustment in points and the odd rules tweak, all the existing units are still intact, which is a relief. The main change to the army seems to be the addition of the new units and monsters.




I’m really looking forward to building a few of these Wight Kings. It’s a fantastic model and while it only has one “standard” build, the parts are layered in such a way that converting the miniature will be a snap, allowing all your Wight Kings to each have a unique appearance.


But before I get to him, I'll need to finish off that 40-man Grave Guard unit. I spent most of the weekend working on them and they are nearly finished. Here’s a peek at one of the completed models. I use a flaming skull motif on all of my wights, and it has become the defining trait of my army, but that's something I'll cover in an upcoming post...



'Til next time! 

5 comments:

  1. Darn, I want those Sammich-tweets!

    Really cool skull-army.
    But, aren't flames yellow in the middle and red at the top? Perhaps that not as visually good, though.

    Nice work. Have added this to my bookmarks.

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  2. Thanks for the feedback, Tomas! Personally, I've never been a fan of flames that highlight up to red or black. Naked fire is mostly orange & yellow, so dark flame tips always appear odd to me if there's no smoke modeled.

    I use a quick drybrushing technique going from orange to yellow and it works to separate the elements of skull & flame. Bleached Bone next to yellow wouldn't create as much contrast in my opinion. My newest models also have a little Brown Ink around the base for a more charred effect on the top of the skull.

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  3. A Big Hello from your newest member.

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    So feel free to drop me a comment and hopefully become a member, keep up the good work. And hopefully I'll hear from you soon.

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    1. Welcome aboard! You've got a great blog, UniteAllAction! I really like the Ork conversions and the Grey Knight Terminators in your latest post are beautifully painted! Great stuff and definitely following you!

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  4. These toys are so many that they are look like in the movie that two groups are fighting in the battlefield. This fight will be a good and bloody fight.

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