I finished up my second Salamander model just before heading back to school. Hopefully I will still be able to find time for painting once my schedule kicks into hyperdrive. We shall see!
Attending the Lady of the Lake GT really got my hobby juices flowing, and I am eager to make progress on my Forces of Nature army. Next up on the painting table was a test model for the Naiad Ensnarers. I used the same colors as the Salamander and Druid I have previously painted, but in varying degrees. It is clear that this army won’t be done for a loooooooong time, as I spent the better part of 10 hours on this one rank-and-file model. Luckily, I have my old Warhammer armies to use in the meantime!
Now that my Undead army is all set for Lady of the Lake, Keystone, and any other upcoming events, I can focus my efforts on new projects. My nascent Forces of Nature army is calling to me at the moment.
I decided to paint up a Druid. This is a (metal) Reaper model that I quite like. She comes with an adorable familiar which I will most definitely be painting up as well. I followed the same color progressions as my Salamander model, with a few new colors (such as the orange hair), and I am pleased with the results. This was also my first time trying out the basing scheme. It will be a bit more complex on the large unit bases, but you can get the idea from the 20mm base. Given that this is a Nature army, I want the bases to be fairly busy. Please let me know your thoughts!
Having taken a week off for vacation, I returned to do a quick and dirty paint job on this old Wight King model from GW. In game terms, I am using it as a mounted Skald. It will be part of the Varangur allies to go alongside my Undead. This was the last model needed for Lady of the Lake – I will be flying to Minnesota on Friday!
I’m not a big fan of this model, nor the paint job I gave it. The shield was painted years ago for one of my Skeleton units. It broke off the Skeleton so I decided to repurpose it here.
I am super excited to be attending the Lady of the Lake GT this July in Duluth, Minnesota. Lady of the Lake is a 2200 point Kings of War GT with lots of unique features, one of which is an Individual Miniature Painting Contest.
Individual Miniature Painting Contest
We will be holding a separate individual model painting contest.
A model entered into this contest MUST be a model that is NOT a part of your army used in the tournament. The model will be displayed for the duration of the tournament and must be turned in to the TO at the time of registration. The model must be a “fantasy” themed model, but can be produced by any manufacturer.
Points will be awarded for overall look, cleanness of painting, basing, converting, shading, details, etcetera.
2 GT tournament points will be awarded for participating in this contest.
A large plaque will be awarded to the winner and a small plaque will be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place.
As my school year is coming to a close, I am starting to have more free time to dedicate to hobby projects. To kick things off I decided to paint up my entry to the contest. I selected one of my favorite models of all time, an Age of Sigmar Warden King sculpted several years back by Juan Diaz. This model will be easy to transport (I am flying to the event) and it can also be used in my Forces of Order army for Age of Sigmar Skirmish (which I am fairly keen on these days).
If you’ve listened to Episode 9 of Unplugged Radio, you’ll know that I have a side competition going with Jake to see whose model places higher in the event. I may be showing my hand a bit early by posting pictures, but I’d like to think of it as setting the bar high for him. 😉
As always, feedback is appreciated.
Episode 6 of Unplugged Radio is posted. The main topic is paint judging and might be interesting to some with the Unplugged GT right around the corner. Give it a listen!
I have taken the plunge on starting a new army, and have decided to go with Forces of Nature. The army combines many different varieties of units (Salamanders, Naiads, Forest Shamblers, Elementals, etc.) and I wanted to find a color scheme that would tie all of these diverse units together.
I painted a Salamander as a test model, and I am thinking the combination of purple/green/khaki will suit my needs. For the Salamanders, purple is the dominant color. For other units, it will be green or khaki. But, all of the models will have at least some of all three colors present.
I tried to paint this guy as quickly as possible, as I have a LOT of infantry staring me down. As a result, the painting is a bit messy, but I think it came out nicely and will look decent enough across an army.
Please let me know your general thoughts/feedback on the model and color scheme. Also, I am wondering if I should go with a brighter final highlight on some of the colors, particularly the bone.
Very pleased to announce that Legends of Signum will be sponsoring some prizes for the Unplugged GT this year. They’ve got some really cool and unique models (not to mention their studio painter does some really nice work). Here are just a few of the cool models we’ll be giving away at the event.
Check them out at https://signumgame.com/ !!