Slayer Test Model

Hey all,

I am slowly working my way back through the Age of Sigmar army I brought to the Holy Wars GT. In case you forgot, I only painted the models with a base coat and wash. The only exception was the unit of Longbeards, and I really love how those turned out.

I decided to turn my attention next to the Slayers. I am really excited about purchasing Fyreslayers in the future, so I figured this would be a good opportunity to test out a recipe for the orange beards/mohawks.

I know that the lighting is a bit harsh, but please let me know what you think of the model. I’d love any feedback, but especially your thoughts on the orange.

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Thanks,
Greg

2016 Unplugged GT – Final Results

Someone mentioned to me last night that the final results for the UPGT never got posted this year.  I really thought I had posted them at the end of the event, before we even left the hotel.  Doh!

Place Name Army Battle Paint Sports Bonus Overall
1 Kyle Brock Ratkin 69 18 4 5 96
2 Mike Rossi Dwarfs 73 13 4 5 95
3 Erik Rutins Dwarfs 71 13 4 5 93
4 Kevin Spear Brotherhood 62 12 8 5 87
5 Alex Chaves Dwarfs 64 13 2 5 84
6 Jon Green Ratkin 63 7 7 5 82
7 Greg Person Goblins 56 16 5 5 82
8 Cory Walizer Varangur 60 13 3 5 81
9 Bart Koehler Goblins 55 13 7 5 80
10 Chris Murphy Undead 55 16 3 5 79
11 Jim Ellsworth Elves 59 9 5 5 78
12 Michael Moran Basillea 57 12 1 5 75
13 Peyton Shipman Rhordia 46 17 1 5 69
14 Jake Hutton Undead 44 15 5 5 69
15 Ryan Burch Elves 50 7 4 5 66
16 Keith Conroy Ogres 50 8 2 5 65
17 Nick T Undead 45 15 0 5 65
18 John Chastenay Elves 44 10 2 5 61
18 Pat Hill Abyssals 44 12 0 5 61
20 Mike Lambros Brotherhood 43 11 1 5 60
21 Tony Chastenay Salamanders 43 7 3 5 58
22 Scott Craig Forces of Nature 38 11 3 5 57
23 Mike Austin (W) Elves 40 8 0 5 53
24 Oliver Tinsman Kingdoms of Men 33 7 5 5 50
25 Adam Steele Empire of Dust 33 10 0 5 48
26 Mike Tiskus Undead 28 11 2 5 46
27 Brian Ring (W) Nightstalkers 27 11 0 5 43
28 Jeremy Filner Basillea 8 0 3 5 16

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KOW Movement Trays – My Conversion to diorama bases – prt 2

Before getting too much farther ahead, I wanted to get some soil down on a tray to get a feel of how easy the process is.  Getting paint, glue and soil between all the mini’s might be tough (it’s a little tricky in areas) and could affect my density of minis going forward.

First a base coat.  The sculptamold soaks thin paints like a stain on wood, but that leaves the high points a little lighter colored.  I’ve tried to find a color that would match the soil, but even a mottled look should be ok.

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Having done a lot of reading on high end terrain/diorama artists I’ve consistently seem them use fine soil (actual soil) for their basing.  The scale is much more appropriate and depending on the look desired, it comes pre-colored.  (You can add pigments to it if you want to alter the color.)

Since this will be my technique for all my future terrain work, this is a great time to start practicing.  I dried a cupful of soil from my garden and then sifted it, and sifted it again, and then made my own ultrafine mesh to get the particle size small enough.  I punched hundreds of very small holes (~.5mm or so) in a sheet of copper screen for crafts.  Sifting was too slow so I punched another hundred or so.

Between making the screen and all the sifting, it took a little while.  IMG_9042

It took two applications to get good coverage.  Using thin glue, it didn’t cover the high points very well (similar to the paint).  Extra challenge – get it all covered before areas start drying.  I want to get this down to a single application if I can.

First layer was soaked with dilute pva and before it was dry I sprinkled on the second layer.  Second layer was much faster as a result and I might adopt the technique for the first layer using a syringe.

This photo shows the color pretty well but it’s not exactly right.  I’ll need to white balance my camera for the next shots.

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I really, really like the effect.  So much more natural and realistic.  If you soak the second layer to lock it down the color darkens a lot.  Looks like damp soil.  I though it was too dark for my tastes so I left the soil as is on the trays.  It seems to be bonded pretty well once the loose bits are brushed off.  IMG_9041

Styrene strips have arrived so tray assembly ‘should’ go quicker now.

KOW Movement Trays – My Conversion to diorama bases

I didn’t see any trays on the market that I liked.  I’m not a fan of frames,  and I wanted to incorporate a damage tracker that didn’t affect the tray or the minis.  I want my trays to match the exact dimensions spelled out in the rules.  The best accuracy I have achieved for the following trays is about +1/-1mm, so pretty close.

I decided to build my own from styrene.  Cutting the styrene adds some time though.  I’ve been cutting the side wall strips using the Dupli-cutter and the Chopper II(a publically viewable reveiw is on my Patreon Page – https://www.patreon.com/TerranScapes)  I’ve since ordered some strips that are close in size.  😉

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Finally get my corpse cart on the table!

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16 zombies feels pretty full since I’ll need to get in between them to finish the soil and vegetation on the base.

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Dice tray for recording damage hangs on lip of the movement tray.  Fits snug and feels great when moving.  The walls of the dice tray feel a touch short but hold the dice pretty well.  I might make them .5mm taller.

2016 UPGT – Round 5 Pairings

2016 Unplugged GT

Round 5 Pairings

Name Table 5 Battle 5 Battle
Adam Steele 11 28
Alex Chaves 2 59
Bart Koehler 8 40
Brian Ring (W) 27
Chris Murphy 6 41
Cory Walizer 3 51
Erik Rutins 1 65
Greg Person 7 41
Jake Hutton 9 38
Jeremy Filner 13 5
Jim Ellsworth 4 47
John Chastenay 5 41
Jon Green 5 46
Keith Conroy 9 36
Kevin Spear 3 51
Kyle Brock 2 54
Michael Moran 4 49
Mike Austin (W) 40
Mike Lambros 11 28
Mike Rossi 1 59
Mike Tiskus 13 11
Nick T 10 33
Oliver Tinsman 12 28
Pat Hill 8 39
Peyton Shipman 7 41
Ryan Burch 6 44
Scott Craig 12 23
Tony Chastenay 10 35

2016 UPGT – Round 4 Pairings

2016 Unplugged GT

Round 4 Pairings

Name Table 4 Battle Opponent 4
Adam Steele 10 25 Bart Koehler
Alex Chaves 2 44 Cory Walizer
Bart Koehler 10 24 Adam Steele
Brian Ring 9 27 Greg Person
Chris Murphy 8 31 Jake Hutton
Cory Walizer 2 46 Alex Chaves
Erik Rutins 1 48 Michael Moran
Greg Person 9 26 Brian Ring
Jake Hutton 8 28 Chris Murphy
Jeremy Filner 14 4 Oliver Tinsman
Jim Ellsworth 3 42 Mike Rossi
John Chastenay 4 37 Mike Austin
Jon Green 5 35 Ryan Burch
Keith Conroy 12 19 Scott Craig
Kevin Spear 6 35 Kyle Brock
Kyle Brock 6 35 Kevin Spear
Michael Moran 1 46 Erik Rutins
Mike Austin 4 40 John Chastenay
Mike Lambros 11 24 Peyton Shipman
Mike Rossi 3 44 Jim Ellsworth
Mike Tiskus 13 11 Tony Chastenay
Nick T 7 32 Pat Hill
Oliver Tinsman 14 9 Jeremy Filner
Pat Hill 7 34 Nick T
Peyton Shipman 11 24 Mike Lambros
Ryan Burch 5 35 Jon Green
Scott Craig 12 20 Keith Conroy
Tony Chastenay 13 15 Mike Tiskus

2016 UPGT – Day 1 scores.

2016 Unplugged GT

End of Round 3

Battle Name
48 Erik Rutins
46 Cory Walizer
46 Michael Moran
44 Mike Rossi
44 Alex Chaves
42 Jim Ellsworth
40 Mike Austin
37 John Chastenay
35 Kevin Spear
35 Kyle Brock
35 Ryan Burch
35 Jon Green
34 Pat Hill
32 Nick T
31 Chris Murphy
28 Jake Hutton
27 Brian Ring
26 Greg Person
25 Adam Steele
24 Mike Lambros
24 Bart Koehler
24 Peyton Shipman
20 Scott Craig
19 Keith Conroy
15 Tony Chastenay
11 Mike Tiskus
9 Oliver Tinsman
4 Jeremy Filner

2016 UPGT – Round 3 Pairings

2016 Unplugged GT

Round 3 Pairings

Name Table 3 Battle Opponent 3
Adam Steele 6 21 John Chastenay
Alex Chaves 1 28 Nick T
Bart Koehler 12 20 Kyle Brock
Brian Ring 14 26 Cory Walizer
Chris Murphy 5 15 Tony Chastenay
Cory Walizer 14 27 Brian Ring
Erik Rutins 7 33 Mike Austin
Greg Person 9 21 Ryan Burch
Jake Hutton 10 24 Jim Ellsworth
Jeremy Filner 11 0 Scott Craig
Jim Ellsworth 10 26 Jake Hutton
John Chastenay 6 21 Adam Steele
Jon Green 8 32 Michael Moran
Keith Conroy 3 16 Kevin Spear
Kevin Spear 3 18 Keith Conroy
Kyle Brock 12 19 Bart Koehler
Michael Moran 8 29 Jon Green
Mike Austin 7 35 Erik Rutins
Mike Lambros 2 4 Oliver Tinsman
Mike Rossi 4 24 Peyton Shipman
Mike Tiskus 13 11 Pat Hill
Nick T 1 28 Alex Chaves
Oliver Tinsman 2 9 Mike Lambros
Pat Hill 13 14 Mike Tiskus
Peyton Shipman 4 24 Mike Rossi
Ryan Burch 9 20 Greg Person
Scott Craig 11 4 Jeremy Filner
Tony Chastenay 5 11 Chris Murphy