...but I've still managed to get a bit done.
Orders arrived in from Copplestone and Veni Vidi Vici so I have all the resin terrain pieces, some Archers and some handy 15mm scale Viking transfers and basing paste. As well as a free tape measure.
Ok, so, on the painting front, I've finished 3 bases of Beastmen, one each of Additional Hand Weapons, Spears and Armoured with Great Weapons. I didn't go with the snow style bases, as I wanted to have them rampaging through the undergrowth, and when I add the Chariot conversions, well, they will have wheels, not runners, so they wouldn't work too well in snow...
I really like the various shades of blue, with each model being sprayed, inked, and then drybrushed 3 different shades. I have some purple ones started as well, I'll mix these in to further bases, and I have some based up to act as high ranking Beastmen on the Command stands.
|"They call me MR. PIG!"|
And I've done a conversion of one of the Beastmen with a Chariot Miniatures Wielder of Magic to make a Beastman Shaman.
|Hogwart's School. Class of '12.|
|Apologies. I'm out of puns at the moment.|
Nothing too complex for starters, just a headswap and a little putty work to cover up the saw marks.
I think I'll follow the general build of my Cave Imp army for these guys, but as there are no missile troops, it'll be -
- 2 x Additional Hand Weapon (rather than Clubbers)
- 2 x Spears
- 2 x Armoured Beastmen (rather than Slingers)
- 2 x Monstrous Beastmen Berserkers (rather than Cave Lizards)
He'll either get mixed in with one of the bases, or I'll base him up on a 50x50 base with a few smaller Beastmen around him, and use him as a unit filler model that counts as two stands.
I also grabbed one of the Flames of War small barns from Warbases to paint up as a test piece, rather than tiling the roof, I used some fake fur to give it a thatched look, as it ties in better for Fantasy/Dark Age style games. The wood panelling was hand painted (whilst tipsy), because I figured the lines didn't need to be too straight...
|A house, a house, my kingdom for a house.|
|Infantry for scale.|
Finally, I ordered the Wolven from Rebel minis, as well as a few other bits and bobs, I'll list them when they arrive.