September 2011


Last week a painting article. This Wednesday it’s battle report time!

This is from long ago. One “Small Table Game Day” when my gf and I played a couple of Warmachine games (already somewhere in the blog) and in between those we played a quick LotR game. The scenario is one from the Khazad-dum book and has dwarves protecting the giant mountainside door mechanism so goblins cannot enter from the other side. I ran the goblins trying to open the gates while she ran the dwarves.

I had 10 turs to do it, and every goblin dead had a chance to enter back into the game on the next turn. I actually won on the 10th turn, which was the most exciting part of the game. Not a lot happened otherwise as it’s usual on LotR published scenarios. Not a lot of tactical depth either. I find I enjoy this game more with my Isildur’s Bane solitaire hack which adds a lot of uncertainty to an otherwise dull gameplay. Most of the pics were taken by her, therefore they don’t suck. Also, that good camera (my brother’s) got recently stolen, so I’m sharing this mainly cause of the great pics. Enjoy!

       

So I’m painting my Cryx. I wanted a completely rusty, old, decaying metal on them. Not just some rust effects, but completely messed up “undead” looking metal plates and joints. And for once in like 15 years, I went from theory to practice with the same actual results! So here’s how I did this.

I painted my model with chainmail from Citadel Colour. You can see the little guy down here, but of course I needed to experiment somewhere else, so he was not the test subject after all. I decided to try this on a piece of plastic scenery I had lying around.

1- Paint your metal on your figure. Easy, done. Now, the next steps are done with a wash and some Tamiya weathering powder. I swear, I never learned to use that bastard, but I thought it would be useful. I scratch some powder on a palette and mix it up with some Devlan Mud wash.

2- Once the metal is dry, I apply this orange wash all over. I wait for it to dry, and apply a second wash of similar color and texture. Down here you can see both of them. The second one takes the metal to a quite bright tone. Metallic paint still coming through the wash, which is great.

3- After the second wash is dry, I do a simple wash of Devlan Mud to mess it up and darken the recesses. After that is dry, I make another wash like before, only this time making it very orange, and thick as normal paint. I apply that to raised areas and exposed metal, anywhere you want your rust to be more obvious. Below you can see both of these steps.

4- Light a cig and continue to paint the figure. Yeah! That’s it! And the results are way more than satisfactory. At least for me. The bare plastic around the painted example gives me a comparison to check how real the effect looks. I think it will do great.

Recap:
1. Paint your metal
2. Wash with mix of Devlan Mud (or any other oily, dark wash) and Tamiya weathering powder (or any other brand you like).
3. Wash again with the above mix.
4. Wash with Devlan Mud.
5. Detail with a thicker, more orange version of the first wash.

Here’s some detail pics.

I’ve already applied this technique to the test model, and it’s great. You will see the little guy painted here in a couple of days. Hope you can use this technique!!

Okay, let’s make this funner and nicer for a future Warmaster player. I’m updating the trade with a second, painted, Warmaster army, for a few extra figures.

Yes, as well as the Undead starter set (unassembled and unpainted) I will send you the starter Elf army that I laboriously painted. Want to see it? Here it is!!

So yeah, two complete OOP Warmaster starters, one new, one painted to high standards, for the following stuff:

Incursion boardgame + Bazooka APE + Zip Kelly + Gracie from the Allies + Sturmzombies II pack + Blitzhund II + Drohne + Panzeraffe from the Germans.

If you’re interested get in touch with me at doguipreacher (at) gmail (dot) com

Hey guys, I hope one of the readers here, mostly from the U.S. can help me out. Grindhouse is having a nice sale till September 16. Their boardgame Incursion is only $15. So, being that I want to dispose of some stuff, I’m offering a trade. If anyone takes it during the sale, then all the better for you!!!!

The trade is simple, and relies on trust… so I’m going on a limb here.

I want the Incursion boardgame + Bazooka APE + Zip Kelly + Gracie from their Allies section (they’re basically the latest Allies releases). I don’t care if you have them, order them and send them to me, or simply make an order with my home address.

Once I get some kind of confirmation, I will ship to you, anywhere in the world, a long out of print Warmaster Undead Starter set. It’s a big army, complete to the last piece, unassembled, unpainted, in blisters and box.

Any takers?

EDIT: sorry, maybe comments aren’t the greatest. So here: doguipreacher (at) gmail (dot) com

A couple of things on the mail yesterday for my two favorite games. Wrath, for Warmachine, as well as an Old Witch of Khador + Scrapjack blister. Man that thing is packed tight! So, a new warcaster joining Butcher, Sorscha, Irusk, Strakhov and Karchev.

Also, some extremely amazing decal sheets from Dust models in China. If you’re curious, the packs are: Axis Decals for 1/35+1/48 Scale Models, Allies Decals for 1/35+1/48 Scale Models, and Axis/Allies Decals for 1/48 Scale Models. They all go great with the models you get from Tactics sets.

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