Sunday, 29 August 2010

Super Blog Chain Giveaway! Hooray!

I found out today upon coming home that there were not one, but 3 winners of Santa Cruz Warhammers chain blog giveaway, furthermore, I was among them! Obviously I am very happy right now! The chain will be continued here on the 7th September once I am back at university.

Much love to Santa Cruz Warhammer for this, theyre a great group of hobbyists brimming with great work.



Sunday, 22 August 2010

It's been far too long!

...And that last post was a bit lame. I'm intending to get back into warhammer and blogging about it within a week or so, i just need to sort a camera out. I have plenty of painting to do and loads of ideas for this coming year. I tend to work on academic years, this will be year 2 of university. It should be year 3, but i went off the rails a bit.


On the table at the moment is a Mordheim warband, just to ease myself back into modelling and painting. I've been reading through the Citadel 'How to paint citadel minatures' book, to try and standardise my technique somewhat. I tend to be very messy and chaotic when i paint, and felt i should relearn with being out of the habit for so long.

My first attempts:

Pascal, Thierry and Henry, three Bretonian Longbowmen formerly in the employ of Sir Charles Du'Gallia. They were caught poaching on His Lordships estates by the gamekeeper, whom they proceeded to tie up and gut to prevent their arrest and execution. However, they were found out, and fled over the Grey Mountains into the Empire, where they found employ with Captain Tobias Draughoff and his warband.

The rest of the band is converted and ready for pre painting.

Here we have the full warband.

Swordsmen Mauriac, Heimdall and Jack'o'Nine. Mauriac is an exiled Nobleman from Marienburg, who killed an influential Burgomeisters son due to the vile boy raping Mauriacs sister. The Burgomeister, crazed with vengance and warproot, had Mauriacs family put to death in a horrific fashion. Mauriac was able to escape, and now is on a quest for vengance throughout the Empire.
Heimdall hails from Norsca, or rather a small Norscan village which was established on the northern shores of the Empire. It was burned to the ground by the Governor of Nordland's forces, and now Heimdall silently walks with Tobias's men, seeking only death in battle, either of himself or his enemies. He carries two Claymores with ease, hacking all who oppose him to shreds.
Jack'O'Nine is Sartosan, a buccaneer without care nor remorse. That was until he stole from the Pirate Lord Alcante, Terror of the Black Gulf. Alcante set out a price on his head for the theft of the Red Oyster, a Oyster so juicy and delicious that Jack could not resist it, and consumed it whole. If caught, Jack will suffer the rest of his days aboard a slave ship, chained to the death oars, those which never stop rowing.

Wilhelm and Ernst Draughoff,the sons of Tobias. Wilhelm is the eldest aged 20, and follows closely his fathers ways, drinking and whoring. He uses a vicious axe, helm and shield in battle, and tends to hit first and ask questions later, a trait which has got him into trouble many a time. Ernst is quiet and slight for a 17 year old, and prefers to attack his enemies from behind with two cruel daggers. He can usually be found away from the main camp, torturing some small rodent and grinning into fires.

Tobias Draughoff, Heinrich and Troe. Tobias was once a Captain in a mercenary company, but was ousted by younger and smarter captains. He idolises animals for their fighting prowess, and him and his bodyguards are collectively known as the 'Bear Knights'. Tobias weilds a finely crafted hammer known as the Howling hammer, due to its hilt being made from the Horn of a chaos champion Tobias slew during the seige of Praag. Heinrich and Troe were Tobias' finest sergants during his days as a mercenary captain, and decided to remain with him after his employment was terminated. In reality, they had nowhere to go; they returned to their hometowns to find them destroyed by the chaos incursion that ruined Praag, and so joined Tobias' small warband for gold and nothing more.

If you look at the pictures you'll notice the greenstuff work really isnt up to scratch! I'm really interested in getting into sculpting, and would be extremely interested in any tips or tricks people have when it comes to sculpting.

Thanks for reading,