Thursday, June 26, 2014

Slow progress is still progress.

Shortly after my previous post about how much I intended to get done this month, we got some rather exciting family news this month that has side-lined most of my hobby pursuits while I work feverishly to turn our basement (also known locally as 'the dumping grounds for all of the clutter we didn't want to deal with properly') into a more fully livable space.

Best laid plans of mice and men and all that.

However, I am making some slow progress toward my goals. Pictures should be arriving shortly.

Monday, June 2, 2014

On the table this month ...

1) For the Carcharadons Astra: A Contemptor Dreadnought that is, when I'm done, going to be fully poseable. Like an action figure.

2) For the Nyam-Nyam Cannibals: A couple of witch doctor, one male and one female, as inspired by Diablo III.

3) For the Beast Kings of Ind: Some eclectic unit filler to go with a Dragon Warrior.

4) For the Ragewood of Hathelos: I've decided that the Dryads need a few finishing touches on the Dryads (a la "If you're going to San Francisco ...") before I feel like they're really 'done.' And I've found just the thing.

5) And, for the Elves of Tor Elithis: Maybe ninja or four.

I'm excited to clear this so that I can switch back to getting real units done. Like the Bestigors I've got waiting for some love and attention. Let's see how much I get done.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Complete: Hrólfr, Lord of the Howling Wolves of Fenrir.

Obviously, I don't have enough other projects to complete, so ...

Hrólfr is the Chaos Lord that will lead the Howling Wolves of Fenrir, a clan of Chaos warriors whose inspiration is drawn from Norse mythology. And wolves.

(More pictures -- and a lot of exposition -- after the jump ...)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Complete: The Nyam-Nyam Cannibals of the Southlands (The First Ten).

The birth of an(other) army ...

You'll note the gap.

That's because these are the first ten cannibals in what will, eventually, be a horde of fifty. Those two spots represent the place where their leader, the Ghoul King, and their 'witch doctor,' the Necromancer, will stand.

However, because the way these models line up, they need to be rather precisely placed. So, this is where they are.

( More pictures and background on the origin of this army after the jump ... )

(Also, I've cleaned up the photos to eliminate some shadows and keep the colors 'true' to what you see when looking at these in person.)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday Workbench: Things to Come.

Yes, I know the photo isn't particularly well lit. I'm going to pretend I did it that way on purpose to add an aire of mystery. Just go with it.

Regardless, here's a bit of a preview of a few things to come ...

Monday, May 5, 2014

Works in Progress: Treeman

There's a bit of fatherly pride that goes along with your son wanting to follow in your footsteps and learn a hobby that you're excited about.

This weekend, my eleven-year-old son took the allowance he'd been saving up and some extra money he'd earned mowing lawns and moving bricks down to our friendly, local comic and game shop and purchased his first* big Warhammer model: the new Treeman Ancient kit.

After flipping through the pages of the new White Dwarf, he also decided that he didn't want his Treeman to be just a regular, ordinary Treeman.

So, with a hobby knife, a bit of Zap-a-Gap superglue (I contend, the best superglue available on the market) and a vision of what he wanted, we sat down and spent Sunday afternoon creating this ...

(Photos after the jump.)

Friday, May 2, 2014

(Mostly) Complete: Birchroot

The first treeman of the Ragewood of Hathelos, Birchroot is an Ent from Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings line.

This model was chosen because Games Workshop had, to that point, failed to produce a treeman or, even, a treekin in their Warhammer Fantasy line that looked anything at all like, you know, an actual tree. And, since the idea behind the Ragewood -- at least, in my head -- is that they can 'disappear' into the forest of Athel Loren and become indistinguishable from actual trees until such time as they're needed to fight, I needed a treeman that actually looked like he could potentially do that.

(More photos after the jump ...)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

GW News: New Wood Elves Revealed

Some enterprising young folks on the internets (specifically, over at Grim Dark Realms) have managed to find pictures of the new Wood Elf releases before GamesWorkshop officially made them available to the public.

I've seen some criticisms, but I've got to say that there is some really beautiful stuff here. And, despite running an exclusively Forest Spirit army, I'd rather have most of these new Elf figures than the new Treeman kit they've released ...

(Pictures after the jump.)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

... and, we're back.

Almost exactly one year after our last post, the geek (hey, that's me) is officially back in realm of Warhammer hobbying.

Are the tiger-themed Beast Kings of Ind completed? Well, no. Not just yet.

Are the samurai Elves of Tor Elithis all converted and painted up? No. Not yet.

What about the forest spirits in the Ragewood of Hathelos, then? Not quite, no ...