Monday, January 23, 2012

Filling in the Colors

The Chinese New Year holidays are here and we are halfway through them already! I did manage to find some time between the feasting and the visiting, and spent some time to get to know my brushes and paints again hehe!

Archers Ready!

I did another 3 test minis for my Wood Elf archers. Pictured above are the 4 main patterns of armor the new Wood Elf archers wear. Fashion in Athel Loren has changed much. The older archers had just the one pose. I still wanted to continue adding a feel of the old Wood Elves, hence the classic greens and yellows colors used.

They are done up using mainly foundation paints as they need less coats. Foundations used are Knarloc Green and Gretchin Green for the cloaks followed by a Thraka Green wash. The yellow-ish cloth is done using Iyanden Darksun and Gryphonne Sepia wash.

There's a campaign by my gaming group in March, but i highly doubt i'll finish painting the army by then.

Templar Elites
Also found some time to add some colors to my mostly undercoated Templar Termis.

Am still working out a method of highlighting, so that's not done yet.

Onward! To more painting! And pineapple tarts!

I would like to wish all Friends & Family a very Happy Chinese New Year :))

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Necron Phaeron

This is my first miniature painted specially for 1st January 2012, the first day of the new year!

A bit of speed painting was needed for this one as i wanted to make the deadline. A total of 3-4 hours work, no blending was done at all, only (slightly crude) lines of highlight ;)

I mainly stuck to a largely greenish template with some gold thrown in to make him look more regal. I chose the name as it was close to my inspiration of the Wizard of Oz. Also a reminder of Percy Shelley's poem that no matter how mighty an empire or leader, decline through the ages appear to be inevitable.

Without further ado, i present...

Lord Ozymandias, The Emerald King

In game, i will use him mainly as a footslogger, leading a unit of Necron Warriors who will all no doubt benefit from his Relentless rule :)

A better view of the Warscythe that Oz here wields in battle.

The Resurrection Orb in his left hand is actually a small glass bead i left unpainted. Its got a nice sheen and reflection to it as well as an interesting pea green color. I also attempted to replicate the color of the glass bead on the stave of the Warscythe.

Back view. Some detailing work done as well on the back of his robe.

An slightly angled view to the front to show the detail on his robe, especially the circuit board motif.

More to come..Dramatis Personae WIP
I'll also be doing up 3 more characters, a Necron Lord and 3 Crypteks in the fashion of The Wizard of Oz. All are still Very WIP.

"The Lion"
No pic yet as he is in pieces at the moment lol!
I'll be using the model from Warmachine Cryx Lich Lord Venethrax to represent a Necron Overlord, or a Vagard for the Phaeron. He will be Oz's Lion.

"Tin Man"
The other characters are The Tin Man.

Probably using the plastic Necron Lord (above) from the Catacomb Command Barge. Maybe put a bloody heart in his outstretch metallic hand as a parody hehe!


For the Scarecrow, i used a conversion between the driver of the Ghost Ark with a standard Necron Warrior. I mixed in some bitz from the Tomb Kings range. He looks skinny and strangely appropriate for the part. Maybe some spilled brains from the skull of a dead guardsman to bring out the Oz story theme..


And finally, Dorothy or The Dorothean as i will re-rename her ;)
I have already mostly painted her up a while back. Yup, its the Tomb Queen Khalida model! I'll probably color her cloak greenish to tie in with the emerald color scheme.

Hope everyone has had a great time ushering in the New Year! I wish everyone a happy holiday tomorrow :))

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! The Great Oz has spoken!"
~The Wizard of Oz

Happy New Year Everyone!

Hi all!

Just a post to wish all the readers of my blog a very Happy and Joyful New Year! Would also like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to all who read my blog all this while. Also special thanks to all followers of the blog :)))

Its like 1:30 am at the moment and as usual i watched the celebrations and fireworks on the trusty TV heheh!

Still a lot to think about and reflect for the past year.

Anyways, below is just a sneak preview of some Necron WIP work.

"Lookin' through the crystal ball...what do i see?"

Well, nothin' much at the moment lol! But he's going to be my Necron HQ aka The Emerald King!
I'm loosely basing him on The Wizard of Oz and he's going to have an Emerald Court as well. They'll all be painted mostly green-ish ;)

And last but not least...

I wish all Men of Good Will, Peace on Earth.