Friday, February 3, 2012
Fantasy Friday - Bringing the Pain
Posted by tau4eva
As Mike has stated in a prior post, some of our group have recently started Warhammer Fantasy armies. I have had my Dark Elves for over a year, but I am now just getting some real painting started on them. So far, I am still experiencing "new model syndrome". It is nice to take a break from the 40k and Warmachine painting grind and start something new.
Mike and I have a pickup game planned for this weekend. I will be trying out my Dark Elves against his new Beastmen army. I have never played against Beastmen, so I am looking forward to crying "cheese" the first time he pulls out some crazy rule I don't know. Mike has played against my Dark Elves a few times with his Tomb Kings, so he knows what I am bringing. Or does he? I have added a new weapon to my army and am going to use it for the first time. I picked up the "Cauldron of Blood" and got it painted up this week. These "ladies" are here for a blood donation and they aren't bringing juice and cookies.
I did a conversion for the death hag (no relation to my ex-wife) and made it so she is carrying my army's BSB. It is probably my best green stuff job to date. I cut off the blood cup and replaced it with a banner full of Dark Elf bits. I printed up a Dark Elf banner decal on a sheet of Testors decal paper, but I wanted it to dry overnight before trying to apply the transfer.It is a cool option for Dark Elves to hide their BSB in toughness 10 warmachine crew.
Painting the fun models is... well fun. However, I have not forgotten about getting some core models painted. It is a bit of a grind, but it didn't take too long thanks to some nice base coat primer I picked up. I still have a ways to go get my spear men done, but at least my Sorceress has a nice bunker of troops to protect her now. I still need to go through the army and get the bases flocked.
Next up, my Dreadlord really likes dragons. He wants to ride a dragon while he has a miniature dragon on his shoulder. I really want to get started on the resin dragon model I picked up from Gamer's Sanctuary's used mini cabinet. This model is from Ultraforge and is probably the coolest looking mini in the history of forever. I hope I my paint job will do it justice.