söndag 16 mars 2014

Farzhaluf of the Forge

A quick Chaos Dwarf update, the Daemonsmith for my army, Farzhaluf! The base is obviously still WIP, but I think it will give him some more majestic presence, which in my opinion is pretty needable when it comes to Dwarfish characters.

Must say that I really enjoy painting Chaos Dwarves, a big change after months of painting Wood Elves! The magma effect is also something that I really need and want to improve, and what better way then to paint up a bunch of glowing Chaos Dwarves? Next model on the list: the mighty K'daai Destroyer!

fredag 14 mars 2014

From Ashes and Fire shall be woken

So, with all the Dwarf-hysteria going around, I decided to start my own collection... of CHAOS DWARVES! My buddy who plays Dwarves and I decided to start a escalation-campaign with his Dwarves and my Chaos Dwarves. This is the first little force I now have painted up.

Castellan, Infernal Guard with Fireglaives and a Hobgoblin Khan

The Castellan, have yet to make up a name for him

Hobgoblin Khan

Infernal Guard with Fireglaives

måndag 24 februari 2014

Tournament round-up

As last year, the tournament was a great deal of fun and the amount of inspiration I get from seeing 49 other armies is massive! After getting two wins against High Elves and Orcs & Goblins I suffered defeat against Dark Elves and two Daemon lists, giving me a final place of 29th out of 50. I'm barely satisfied, even though I play Wood Elves I want to get on the upper half, maybe next year with a new book! What made my weekend though was that I totally unexpected won the competition for both best painted model with my dragon and best painted army. I am still shocked, never seen myself as more then a decent painter, definitely not a top tier one. Judging by the standards of my competition I am more then honored to be considered amongst them! But enough talk, here comes some pics:

A Nurgle army, came second in best painted army, just awesome!

Fire Phoenix, came 4th in best model

Frost Phoenix from the same guy

Insanely good looking Tomb Kings army

Another army in top 5, a Dwarf themed Empire army

Another top 5, High Elves, insanely painted

Just extreme how awesome that flag is!

My army which won best painted!

fredag 14 februari 2014

Wood Elves update.

So, been a while since I updated anything here, but that doesn't mean I have been idle when it comes to the Hobby! First up, after working on it for two months, I finally finished my new Wood Elves general, Highborn on a Dragon which I call The King of Blades. When I this autumn got the idea to use a dragon list for a tournament I will be attending now in february I knew I wanted a real Wood Elves dragon, not a green painted HE or DE dragon. Lucky me I had the Sisters of Twilight box at home, so I started right away to assemble this all metal beast! My next problem was the character on it, same here I didn't want it to look like a green painted HE or DE so found a body from Noble on a Great Eagle box. The swordarm is taken from a GG-kit and with some basic sculpting I got it on there, the head I took from a Warhawk Rider and the shield is from the old Asarnil the Dragonlord. I was satisfied with the looks of all the components but still got the feeling that something was lacking. After some thought I found the reason: the model lacked somewhat in presence. It looked too tiny and insignificant up on the dragon and after randomly seeing a picture of the Queen of Blades from Starcraft I got the idea to do something similar but with a Wood Elves touch. Here is what I ended up with:

While hearing the song Emerald Sword it just felt cool to paint the sword green, and I'm really satisfied with the result, the model certainly looks like a Wood Elf and still got a fearsome presence on the battlefield, the perfect centerpiece to my army!

Here is some more pictures:

Next update will come after the tournament with some comments and results! Cheers

onsdag 20 november 2013

The Asrai of Athel Loren

So, some pics of my main army, the Wood Elves!

The King of the woods, Orion! 

Glade Guards with flaming banner

Eternal Guard with BsB

Wardancers, the Heralds of Loec

Tree Kins

Dryads led by Drycha


My first Eagle Noble

Wild Riders, the priests of Orion


Highborn on dragon. An old model of Asarnil the Dragonlord, a Dogs of War character which I painted up for my Wood Elves when I got into the hobby again.

Glade Riders

My second Eagle Noble