Saturday, September 12, 2020

What's in the Project Queue? (September, 2020)

I've been working on painting the statue garden, and was hoping to have it finished this week. I'm still waiting for some Silflor foliage that I ordered, however, so I decided to post about some of the other projects I've got on my table, and throw a question to the audience to see what you'd like to see more of.


I'm simultaneously finishing up the small house I had left over from the Warscryer Citadel/ Watchtower project. All of the stonework in my other scenery is a little too blue, so on both of these I'm trying to paint the stones with a warmer, more weathered grey, similar to what I used on my Skull Forge Scenics well. I'm really happy with how they're turning out so far.


Once those two pieces are out of the way, I'll be moving on to the project I've been looking forward to all year– Each Halloween, I like to do a spooky-themed terrain tutorial and this year I'll be doing a multi-part project log as I build a collection of large mausoleums that incorporate the Sigmarite Mausoleum kit and the Bonetithe Nexus. I may or may not integrate them into a Nighthaunt display board for Armies on Parade; I'll have to see how things shape up...



I've also got a bunch of smaller, projects to work on when I need a break from scenery– Of the Flesh-eater Courts' endless spells, the Cadaverous Barricade is one that I'm particularly interested in.  I want to convert it into a barricade of more zombie bodies erupting from the ground without the fence posts. I'll save the fencing for my other scenery, and fill out the barricade with bits from the Corpse Cart.



The Verminlord also needs to be painted. His parts are primed and zenith-sprayed with brown, so he's ready to go. I'm going to try to speed-paint him in a day. Maybe I'll live tweet the progress as I go, and then post the day's work here with the final photos.



One modeling tutorial in the works is using the spare weapon bits from the Immortals to convert some of my old Necron Warriors and equip them with Gauss Reapers. I'll eventually get to painting some of the new Necron models once they are available. (They all look so good!)



For my Nighthaunt queue, I've still got the Grimghast Reapers underway, along with a Spirit Torment, so I'll be chipping away at them as my slow infantry grind. When they're finished, I'll be able to move on to a "centerpiece" project like Kurdoss Valentian or the Black Coach.



I had mentioned Gaslands back in March, but when Covid-19 shut down all the shops I lost my motivation to work on the cars (I've had plenty of other things to keep me occupied, though). I don't expect to be able to actually play a game any time this year, so I don't know if I'll get around to converting these vehicles. I also looked at my spare infantry from Flames of War to see if they might work as drivers and gunners, and they are waaaay too small. So I'm back to square one with how I'll "crew" these cars.



On my Facebook page, Liam had left a comment that he'd like to see my interpretation of an Inq28 (28mm-scale Inquisitor) retinue. That got me thinking about some conversions that I could do. It also reminded me that I have a "regular-scale" Inquisitor space marine that I never built. I think I'm going to work on him while I plan out the little guys.

And that leads to the question of the day: What would YOU like to see me work on? Let me know in the comments either here, on Facebook, or Twitter. If your suggestion piques my interest, maybe I'll add it to my project list!



'Til next time!


  1. Great way to make your stone colors warmer is to wash the stone with slightly watered down Vallejo Model Air Sand and Vallejo Model Air Earth colors. I always use this technique when painting stone.
    Having said that, the stone on your water well and townhouse really looks great!

    1. Thanks! Your stonework on the graveyard scenery looks fantastic, by the way. Very realistic!

  2. Next? Verminlord or the Grimghast Reapers. You cant go wrong with rats an dead people.

    1. They're definitely on the docket. Is there anything you'd like to see me work on that I haven't mentioned plans for?

    2. Ok, something totally different and wont break the budget.. how about converting 40k Ahriman into AoS Tzeentch Fatemaster.

      Or .. make some small pieces of Egyptian / Tomb Kings themed scatter terrain with footprints no larger than a 30 or 40mm base as a challenge. You can add them to your army and cast them for your store.

    3. I looked up the current Fatemaster model-- Yeeesh that's old. :D Ahriman would be a great substitution for it; they're practically the same model! The main changes would be omitting the backpack and pistol (which are separate parts), and sculpting some flames on his back. Maybe some subtle changes to the mask, staff and dangly bits.

      Thanks for the suggestions!

  3. Vermin lord in a DAY? That would be interesting to see.

    And Inq28 (or 54) would be great to see.

    1. I built and painted an entire Doom Wheel in 14 hours, so I should be able to do it. At least the Verminlord is assembled and primed.


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