mercredi 24 mai 2017

Back in 2017!!!

Hello Everyone!!!

Here we are!!! Back for more oldhammers. I guess it s pretty late to wish you all a pleasant new year 2017.
I ve been really lazy for updating my blogs but not concerning my paintings.

Without further waiting, here are what i painted!

If you remember, back in 2014 or 2015 I painted 3 barbarians, i put the music of the movie Barbarian from Deodato. Well after all these years, i finally finished them.

Most of them are from the norse citadel line. You can also notice a barbarian from the alternative armies website. Really cool miniature.

Here we can see two of the first ones. flail and two handed sword. I tried to make some body paintings on the two handed axe guy (following the god of war painting as example).

Here we got two girls from the norse line. Their faces are really slim in comparaison to their men counterpart and i really had to pay attention not to make them ugly.

Here is the command. The leader is from the line from Kremlo the slann if i m correct. He s really cool. I like the two huns like miniatures. The standard bearer is a reaver from ral partha. He used to have a spear so it was easy to make him a standard bearer.

The crew of the Red Wyrm

Fluff wise i think of them as a crew of raider who make rampage along the cities and villages near river. They allied themselves pretty quickly to Chaos.

Then I had a couple of chosen ones. A really small unit of 10 guys, i hoarded a bit and i finally reached a respectable size of 20 guys. Pointwise, well there is not point of putting them on the battlefield, they re a big waste of points :)
But anyway, I think they look really good.

Amongst the new guys is the Guardian from the Pantheon of Chaos kickstarter. This guy is really fun with his smiling face. The midget on a robot body is a really cool Godwin champion. I m glad I found him again. Next to him he s another KS miniature. He s got a turkey head, so funny. It is said that his blade is constantly yelling and he became deaf. :)

Here are a whole bunch of classic Oldhammer miniatures. With some new shields.

More classicness. In my youth, the juggernaut head was my favorite. He was leading my 40k chaos marines army.

The command group. The leader is a must have for all the chaos fans. When i got him, he was missing a finger and i resculpted it with GS (such a pro ...)
The banner is a skeleton. I remember that in realm of darkness, it is said that chaos skeleton champions exist so I just put it in. It is hard to find good banner bearer.

We cost many!!!

Little close up on the banner - pretty happy with it.

And finally with all these guys finished, i have also finished my first shelf of my chaos army miniatures!!!

 Here they all are, ... so proud of me ...

Then, we got a couple of close ups of my shelf full of miniatures:





Oh I almost forgot! Here are three guys that I didn't show:
Two chaos warriors used as thug and a Nurgle Champion from the Kickstarter.
He s really good coming straight from the book Realm of Chaos. He was a must have as the moment I saw him. I really enjoyed to paint him.

For next time, a unit of Nurgle warriors, some beastmen, chaos doges, a militia of men and a hellfire canon!

Cheers for looking and commenting you guys.






dimanche 9 octobre 2016

Something different ... Sccavies

A quick post about the start of my 40k army: Mutants and scavvies...

I plan to use the imperial guard codex for them.


Here is my first completed unit of 10 guys. Some scavvies, some 2000ad muts, warzone miniatures, more recent scavvies from specialist game. A ragtag group of missfits if you ask me. The one on the right is a iron mammoth miniature with a maxmini head.

My HQ Choice!

Here is the destructor of worlds, the archeretic, the despoiler of fools! Warzone miniatures, with a zombie standard bearer and a iron mammoth miniature (count as as psyker). They represent somekind of elite troops escorting my General.

Meet the specialists... The A-TEAM!!!

Two commissars, a Primaris psyker and two priests. Karloth Valois was supposed to be my boss but now Primaris Psyker can't be the HQ of your army ...

I m super slow on advancing on this army so until you see them again, it can take some time ...
See you guys and don't forget to check my other post right after this one!

More chaos madness!!!

Hello everyone,

after 4 months of sleep, i'm here for a new post in my blog.

I advanced quite well on my paintings for my chaos army, so i will mainly show you this.

Chaos sorcerer and his two bodyguards.

I m starting with these guys. I really like the Jes Godwin ogres and i couldn't stop to ten. So I found 14 on 15 of the whole gang. That makes me a unit of ten and a small unit of 4.

The Wizard is actually a champion of Tzeentch but hey all Champions of Tzeentch are a bit Wizard :) I painted him in black and red. He looks very bossy.

What I like with chaos armies is the presence of lots of monsters from Greek Mythology: Centaurs, minotaurs, harpies, chimerae, ...

Sculpted by Bob Olleys, these carrions offer you the chance to pass behind ennemy lines and dispose of their warmachines. There 3 different sculpts but you can make mix with 2 different wings. I didn't do much original paintings, just keeping to simple colors. One of them is painted with more white in order to make her look like an elder witch.


The earth is shaking, when minotaurs arrive on the battlefield. These 10 big guys add power to any chaos armies. 4 of them are minotaurs lords.


The spear of the left one loves to break itself. 

The plastic warhammer quest minotaur! I exchanged the three minotaurs against the ogre battlemaster when i was younger. A bargain... :)

I really like the fat one. I think, initially it was a D&D minotaur.

The 2 biggest minotaurs lords! One of the left was my first one.

And finally, the centaurs. I took so many months to paint this unit. 
 They charge, wild and drunk!


The centaurs are close to the thugs in terms of diversity. You got some classical kind centaurs, some half beastmen half centaurs and some mutated ones.
I painted with natural tones, apart from the snake/medusa one.
I tried to make some kind of greek shields, inspired by the skeletons shields from the golden fleece movie.

I like the one with the club, he looks good. The medusa/ octopus one is fun, total chaos.



 The ral partha one is the leader of the bunch. I painted him in white and grey to make him look like somekind of an elder centaur.


I tried to paint their body like the horses color i saw on the internet.
Now i have to warn Figflog from ebay that i finally finish his centaurs!!!

The last but no the least is my Chaos Lord!!!

Sanctus!!! Dominus!!!





So basically, he s chaos lord with a chaos sorcerer headswap. He s mounting an undead creature and I used a couple of bits for the chair. He got a recent plastic knigh shield. I didn't find a name for him yet. He s kind of the second in command for the army. The first Lord got a bigger mount ...

That s all for my chaos army for now. I m working on completing my ogres unit, some beastmen, my norses regiment and a couple of sorcerers.
Take care and see you next time.

dimanche 3 juillet 2016

The Barony of Greyhald

Hello everyone,


it s July and so it s time for me to write a new post in my blog.

Several news, I finally finished a entire shelf of painted miniatures with my chaos army. It s really cool that I succided in finishing this.
I still have an other shelf of chaos miniatures to do but anyway, it s a success nonetheless.

It makes me think of this meme:
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Anyway, today, i m going to go to an other army of mine, the barony of Greyhald.
This barony is ruled by a Baron (really?) who lived in the borderPrince territory. Logic to say that this Baron is kind of mad, he s keeping his night axe always close to him and some says that he uses it to keep living. The Axe is a life leacher, something like that.

So he got basically he big troop of regular troopers ; i m using the empire army rules for building my stuff.
I decided to do this army when i saw all the old citadel from foundry rereleased. I was so please to buy lots of citadel for so cheap (Well when you compare them to eBay or forum prices ...) then when i m playing with friends its always cool to have a "nice guys" army in order to change the alliance, etc.

So ok, to start here is the basical henchmen, the men at arms:
My first unit of men

So I choose the white and green colors because i liked them. No real reason. They all got a big black axe on their shield, the sceal of the Baron. I bought to some guys this big movement plate in order to move them more easily on the battlefield. Im not 100% happy with them, sometimes all the miniatures are not fitting well in it and you got to push the last ones in order to put them all in the plate.


Note the vikings amongst them.

The brigand is a nice add (a eBay find for sure) and the normand on the right is also a EBay find.

The guy in the middle, i bought it to Trolltrader for nothing. A bargain.

The guy in the middle was a Foundry present, a irish knight if i remembered. He makes a cool champion. The standard is of course presenting a big axe.

For the Baron!

Then we got the crossbowmen, every human commander knows he must field a couple of this shooters in order to bowser the enemy lines:
First unite - Fire!




 2nd unit - well ... shoot ... I guess

These guys are all foundry miniatures and are all still available. They re lovely and are all what you need if you want to build a medieval human force.

Then we got a couple of warmachines: a canon and a mortar.

A put bot of them on 50mm base and added a bit of scenery. The crew is again from foundry. They re really fun and full of characters. A shame there are only six of them.

BOOM!

More men at arms but with polearms.


The thug has been replaced by now and he joined a unit of flagellants still wip (such a disgrace)

"I need some heroes!"

All armies need heroes! So here are the first one. A priest of the Sungod, a Fire wizard and a metal wizard.
The Baron is still wip (he will be riding a cocklegriph) and i also have a hero/captain and a wizard with a young griffin.

I pressed myself to paint this army at the start of the year because i planed a game with Fred and Vincent for february!
It was a challenge for the start of 2016. Unnecesary to say that ... I failed.

In order to forget this big failure of mine, here are some photos of our battle:
Metal wizard and troops are showing off before the battle.

Here is the famous unit of white knights known for their lack of taste in colors. Still wip

A powerful not finished giant joined the baron army (such a relief)

Here is the battle!!! Humans vs dark elves. Get ready to rumble!



 The army of dark elves was led by Fred that i met through the Warhammer forum. It was a really cool army full of old models from different periods. Fred is a real antic seeker for Warhammer, he told us about all the bargains he found on fleemarkets or online.


A big unit of hallebardiers from the Army of Vincent.
The army of Vincent is more contemporary but still got lots of charms. He built in order to represent an army of believers led by warpriests and zealots. We were both really schocked to see the future of Warhammer with age of sigmar. We thought that we were going to mordheim universe but at Warhammer scale, ... well we didn't.

The armies are moving ...

Furies and cold one riders led the dark elves charge.

Clash of knights!


The battletank and the executors clashed during all the game. I think that they did nothing more.


 Giant killed 2 cold ones and then collapsed like a big tree.


"Flee you elves scoundrels!!!"


That 's all i got. Sorry for the bad pictures, i just kept the not too bad ones. Next time i will bring my tripod. It was a really cool day full of roll dices and adventures. At the end the humans won but that was because Fred wasn t really aware of all rules used in V8. We did a couple of mistakes also because well, we re not regular players at all. But anyway, it s still cool to see your miniatures on a battlefield, especially the ones that you spent times to paint ... even if they got crushed easily or are making very bad rolls :)

I hope you enjoyed the reading of my blog. Next time, I think I will show you more chaos. I m also very proud because i finished my unit of centaurs!!!

See you guys!