Thursday, August 25, 2016

Silver Tower Denizens Rebased

Quick post as I've painted up some bases and rebased my previous Silver Tower figures. I think the new bases work pretty well with the room tiles. I have two different tiles in the pictures.

I've also finished off some horrors and my wife has a couple of figures almost done as well. Just need to seal them and I should be able to show some pictures off.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Roads No Longer Taken

No, I'm not going to wax philosphical about changing lives and such. Instead this is about an experiment to make a flexible road for my alien world terrain. To fit in with the Big Stone Heads I wanted the road to look like ancient stone pavers that have been partially reclaimed by nature.

They won't break line of site or anything useful in a game of 40k but they help tell a story with the terrain setup and those really are my favorite type of pieces.

The basic plan is the same as all the rest of my flexible pieces with the addition of some stone slabs made out of pink foam. I wanted them to look weathered so they were sanded down then given a coat of wood putty. These were glued directly to the mesh base.

The roads are on the bottom right. The others are rough ground pieces that I worked on at the same time. 

The rest of the build was the usual except I've tried out some new material for longer grass. Going into the project I knew I didn't want to use my standard static grass or typical trees. I wanted to have a more alien looking flora. I have a plan for the trees which hopefully I'm finally getting close to starting but I was at a loss for grasses to match. Then while browsing through my flytying materials ( often raided for modelling) I found some crystal dubbing. I later bought several shades that I thought would work together and mixed up some grasses.

While its made of a similar material as normal static grass it's a bit shinier and sparklier. It's also a bit longer and more curled so I had to cut it up into shorter lengths. I'm not entirely convinced with the effect but I think it might look better once I have more pieces complete.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Silver Tower Doomseeker

I finished up the Dwarf from the Silver Tower set. I've always had a fondness for GW dwarf miniatures but never really collected an army of them. I like this new take on the slayers with gold runes hammered into their flesh and even bigger  hair! They kind of remind me of even more over the top Hawkmen from the Flash Gordon movie. Not sure even Brian Blessed could of pulled off this look though.

I also picked up the new Shattered Dominion bases this past weekend. The first thing I noticed is that they are really thick. Not only are they thicker than a normal plastic base but they're nearly solid plastic making for a pretty hefty base. I painted mine up in a gold and blue-green scheme to try to match the most common floor tiles in the game.

While down at my local game store the wife and I also joined in on a Age of Sigmar event game. She joined the forces of chaos trying to sail their ragtag navy to attack a city, while I was part of the Stormcast team trying to stop them.

We both had fun and I won the raffle for the new General's Handbook which lays out some point values for models and different campaign rules. We've been talking about picking up some models that could be used in both AoS and for Silver Tower as well. So you might be seeing more dwarves in the future.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Silver Tower Cultists

My wife and I are trying to get our set of Warhammer Quest painted up. My next step was half of the cultists. I tried painting them up with pale muted skin fading out into their mutated bird like feet. I went with both pink and blue feet both because that's the colors of Tzeentch Horrors and also since it matches Red and  Blue footed Boobies. The feet were done by applying washes over the fleshtone. I think the pink came out a little better than the blue overall.

I still left their bases blank but I've noticed that GW put out a set of Age of Sigmar bases that look baroque enough they should fit in with the Silver Tower rooms. I'll try to pick up a set and rebase everyone.

Worshipping Dark Gods must be a full body workout! Check out that muscle tone. 
We're starting to make some progress but there's still a way to go before we have enough done to play.  I'm probably going to try to get the dwarf done next to keep with the muscley guys theme.

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