Thursday, November 14, 2019

Chaos Renegades...DREADNOUGHT!!

Hi all,

I had planned to sit on this post for awhile...but I'm so damn excited about this figure that I can't wait!


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Imperial Army of Salsburg, Dwarf Corps, Hand Gunners

Hi all,

Next up from the Dwarf Corps are the renowned Dwarf Hand Gunners of the Imperial Army.  These troops are drawn from across social spectrum of Salsburg with a mix of troops from the city itself as well as the surrounding areas.

The Dwarf hand gunners are equipped with the absolute best weapons that dwarven ingenuity can create.  While their human counterparts are still relying on matchlock arquebuses as the main firearm, the majority of the dwarf corps hand gunners are using either flintlock or wheel lock firearms, both of which are much more reliable than the matchlock.

These troops form a powerful team when used in conjunction with the pike blocks.  They can provide those pikes with a ranged offensive capability while the pikes keep the hand gunners safe from cavalry.

here they are:


Monday, October 28, 2019

Imperial Army of Salsburg, Dwarf Corps, Crossbows

Hi all,

This is what I hope is the start of a string of posts about the Imperial Army of Salsburg, Dwarf Corps.  Today we start with a look at two units of missile support troops for the Corps...in this case Crossbows.

The Salsburg Dwarf Corps is composed of both troops from Salsburg proper (Guard) and also troops from the areas immediately surrounding the great city (Yeoman).  While both regions produce excellent troops for the Corps there are often stylistic differences in dress between the two.  The Guard troops from Salsburg itself have more thoroughly adopted the Puff and Slash influences of the Imperial style of dress.  The Yeomanry troops from the surrounding towns and villages tend to employ the same colors as their city counterparts but with less flash and more practicality (at least to their mind).

It is between the two units of crossbow armed troops that this stylistic difference is most apparent.

The Salsburg Guard crossbows are decked out in the finest puff and slash kit that silver can buy and the troops are as proud of it as they are their own beards!


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Chaos Renegade...Squad 3...number 8

Hi all,

Well...I had fully intended to start bombarding you with posts about the puff and slash dwarfs...but I've gotten sidetracked again.  After completing the last two Renegades...and receiving a couple of new paints in the mail...I decided to crank out one more...just one more! :)

I recently chatted with one of my painting heroes, Stone Cold Lead, when he mentioned the purple recipe he recently used for the Ion Age Retained Knights...and I immediately ordered the paints he recommended and I decided to give it a try.  Purple has been one of my long term problem colors...and I hoped this was the info I needed to get over that hurdle.

For my first attempt with this new color I chose one of the classic Renegade sculpts, Three Eyes!


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Chaos Renegade...Squad 3...numbers 6 and 7

Hi all,

After a marathon of Puff and Slash dwarf painting (much more about this to come) I decided to take a brief break from that and finished up two additional Renegade Marines for the 3rd squad.

The first of these is one of those crazy bright paint jobs that I love to explore with the Renegade models....the second is much more subdued.

This one is one of the Heavy Weapons marines that is rocking a wicked cool visor...which became a bit of a hang up for me in the painting process.  I had had the majority of this figure painted for several months...just the visor was holding me up.  But after chatting with some talented folks I'm lucky enough to know, I developed a plan for conquering the visor and I dove in!  In the end it was fairly straight forward and not as complicated as I had feared.

So here he is...Heavy weapon number two for this squad and trooper number 6.


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Puff and Slash Dwarf Army....The Grind Continues...Part Duex!

Back with a brief update on the progress being made on the large group of marauder puff and slash dwarfs that I have been working through.  The group has expanded to 33 figures with the addition of a three figures from the classic Marauder Pike Dwarf unit...namely the Leader, Standard Bearer and a trooper.

After being out of town for a week doing some field work I immediately got back to work upon my return.

The first things I accomplished was base coating and highlighting the many Gold bitz on these figures. 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Puff and Slash Dwarf Army...the Grind continues!

Hi all,

After the OWAC and the tremendous progress that was made toward completing my Puff and Slash Dwarf Army I have been continuing to plug away at the last troops for this force.  I am determined to finish up this army ASAP...

...to that end I've been fairly diligent about working through a large group of figures all at once to try and push this across the finish line.  So...I assembled a group of 30 minis that will fill out my existing units to their final size as well and complete an entirely new unit of heavy infantry.  This process has involved Batch Painting one of the largest group of figures I have ever tried to complete in a single go....and significant progress is being made.

However...no I've had to leave town for week to do some field work and I was not able to finish these batch before I left.

So...I thought I would get some WIP pics up on this blog to let you know what I've been working on and to help motivate me to push it thru once I'm finally back at the painting desk!  My excitement level is fading as I get down to the details so I need all the encouragement I can get!

Ok...As usual I started with Dark Grey Auto Primer for all figures...then I applied the base colors to the major areas.