Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A First for me...Some Fimir!!

 Hi all,

Back with a quick post to share with you some classic Fimir that I recently painted as part of a small commission that I've been working on.

These are the first Fimir that I have had the pleasure of painting and I have to say that they are just excellent sculpts...the "alien" anatomy of them is completely believable.  I used a slightly modified version of my Goblin skin paint recipe to achieve their pale green skin.

Here is the unit of four...and below are individual shots of each member.  The client will be taking care of the bases...hence their unfinished nature.

Individuals...










Cheers for now!!

Blue


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

9th Anniversary Repost. Darnog the Dank....

On this very night 9 years ago I posted about my feeble efforts in painting a figure for the first ever Golden Gobo Painting contest that was run from the Oldhammer Forum back in the day.  Back when Oldhammer still meant something specific and not the confused mess it has become these days...

But I digress...it was in the early heady days of the Oldhammer Community that a group of us conceived of this painting contest and made it a reality.  For this Painting contest I chose to paint one of my favorite Marauder Goblin figures...and recently I decided to update his flesh tone with my current recipe for Goblin Flesh.  

So, I'm going to take the opportunity to reuse my Blog post from October 12, 2012...which includes some background for this Goblin Wizard, a 3rd edition Statline for the figure, and even a narrative bit that I wrote for the contest which required no only a painted figure but also the associated Fluff.

Here are are pictures of the new paint job...below them you will see the 2012 pics, post, and story.

Cheers,

Blue




Monday, September 6, 2021

With the Pounding of Hooves and Paws...The Horde from the East Decends on the Old World...

Well it has taken the better part of two years....but my all mounted Orc and Goblin force is finally ready for some Army shots!!!  This army has basically become my Pandemic Project...sadly I have finished it before the Virus is done with us...

Anyway there isn't much more to say that hasn't already been said in the numerous posts leading up to this one.

...but to summarize this is just shy of 3000 points of (mostly) Marauder Orc Boy Boys and Goblin Wolf Boys.  Quite a few of the models are minor conversions either to standard bearers or infantry models converted into mounted troopers.

Here they are in all their glory!!

Full Army Shots...



Monday, July 12, 2021

Boar Boyz ...the Command Group

 Hi all,

Today I can finally present the final unit (for now) of my Marauder Boar Boy army....the Command group with Big Boss (General).

For my final entry in the Old World Army Challenge I reserved my command group.  This is a smaller unit of only five Boar Boys...but it includes the General and Army Standard as well as a small number of elite Gruntas on Barded Boars to fill out the unit and act as bodyguards to the General and the Standard.

Here is the Whole group 



 

As with some of the other units in this army a number of these riders are repurposed from other Marauder sets like Chariot crew options etc.  Included among this number is the General himself who was designed to be mounted on a Wyvern (MB8) but is here mounted on the Barded Boar that originally came with the Marauder Boar Boy General (MM22/6).  



The former boar boy general, now army standard bearer, is instead mounted on one of the Armored boars from Clam's Ewal Dvergar Range.The Army Standard is carried in the form of a back banner.  I was skeptical that this rider would work well with this mount...but now I think its my favorite of the bunch. 



Two of the Grunta body guards are also "converted" from The Orc Battle Chariot (MB6)...from which we have also already seen the archer who has also been mounted on a boar.

 




The last body guard figure is a actual boar boy figure (MM24/3)  but fits the part stylistically and the addition of a boar with a caparison makes him look even more intimidating.



So there we have them...the last of the Marauder Boar Boyz for my all mounted Greenskin Army! I may add a mounted mage at some point...and I started working on a unit of savage orc boar boyz as well...but those will have to wait for another day. 

I look forward to getting all of these along with their Wolf riders friends on the table soon for a photo shoot!

Cheers,

Blue


Monday, May 31, 2021

Moar Boar Boyz!! The horde grows stronger!!

 While my progress in the OWAC has been somewhat...um...lethargic the last few months ...progress is being made! At the end of April I posted up 8 new painted Boar Boys...all of which came from the close combat units of my Boar Boy force...namely the unit armed with hand weapons and shields and the unit armed with spears and shields....which I will run as the elite Gruntas.

With the completion of these 8 boyz I have also completed the two units mentioned above.

So...first up here are the hand weapon and shield Boyz...Led by Harrin Stephens

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Marauder Orc regiment (MB2 and MM25)

 Hi all,

In addition to the Marauder Boar Riders that I have been working on for the OWAC, I had the opportunity to complete another unit that I've been longing to add to my army for many years.  I finally repainted and added to the Marauder Orc Warrior regiment that I've owned from my youth.

The MB2 Orc Regiment was one of my favorite units back in the day, and thanks to some selected internet purchasing I was able to flesh out the 12 warrior unit in a full regiment of 21 by adding some of the MM25 Orcs that were sculpted by Trish Carden (Morrison) for Marauder Miniatures that used the same scale mail armor and styling

This process required repainting the flesh portions of five figures that I had painted previously while painting all the other up from scratch.  here are the results!



And here are a few individual shots...






the banner is the original one that I painted up when I was about 16...but I have taken the chance to update it it a bit and add some shading and touch ups.  Very happy to still be using this classic banner from my youth even though it covers up the Bearer...who is one of my favorite sculpts from the MB2 Regiment.


 Thanks for stopping by. 

I'll be back with more Boar Riders before too long!

Cheers,

Blue


Friday, April 9, 2021

Blue's 2021 update! ...the Boar Boyz are coming!!!

 Hi all,

Sorry for the long delay between posts....I haven't been writing blog posts but I have still be painting!

 Again this year I am taking part in the Old World Army Challenge.  this challenge encourages you to paint a 1000pts Oldhammer army over the course of six z months...starting in January and ending in June.  In the past iterations of this Challenge I have painted my wood elf army and last time a good portion of my Puff and Slash dwarf army.

This year I've decided to add to the Wolf Rider Horde with a group of Orc Boar Riders!  As with the wolf riders this will be a mostly Marauder based force with some citadel boar boys thrown in for good measure.

as it is already April I can up date you on the first three months of painting...so here it is!  So far I have been focusing on Rank and File boar boys and command sections.  General and his Retinue will be painted in May.

Here is my January entry,


February Entry,


a combination of both months to form a unit of mounted archers,


and here are the Boys from March,


Its exciting to see these finally coming together...when combined with the wolf riders this will make a fantastic mounted Green skin army!

Cheers,

Blue