Here are some photos I’ve taken of my 240ish point Trollblood Army. I bought the majority for then painted by a mate. I based them and added 4 Boomhowlers and a Skinner. I also have Trollkin Sorceror in a blister and will no doubt buy some other models over time.
This months blog is about completing my large procured (from a mate) Trollblood Army by decorating the bases with you’ve probably already guessed, grassy bases. In essence I have 116 models with needed basing and marking, here is an example of the start point and first step…..
The steps are as follows:
1/paint bases with 50:50 mix of pva glue and water
2/dip in builders sharp sand (dried out first)
3/allow to dry
4/paint brown using hobby craft basic acrylic paint (50:50 brown:yellow)
5/allow to dry
6/2 stage drybrush lighter brown then parchment
7/allow to dry
8/add patches of mix/water mix
9/dip in flock mixed to your colour taste
10/allow to dry
11/paint orientation markings on the bases
Here’s the finished product….
Not surprisingly, this task took on industrial production line proportions, here are some photos along the way…..
And finally the finished army, phew….
My first painting for about a month, it is my first Trollblood, a Skinner and very much a Blue Square Trollkin.
I’m going to play Trolls now, I bought a large army of them pre-painted from a colleague, Matt. Thanks Matt. Obviously I couldn’t resist buying another one, so I got the Skinner. Game-wise he’s not supposed to be very good but I like the look of him and versus Hordes is certainly better.
I’m also preparing some Bushido, Temple of Ro-Kan, that I’ve had for a while. Will post later.
The sKinner needs to be varnished and flocked.
Here’s some photos of the Skinner…
Here are some shots from the play-off for the Bristol Big’uns 2 quarter Warmahordes League. Simon ( Legion of Everblight) mullered me (Skorne). I made the gross tactical error of not advancing my infantry in front of my slow moving warbeasts. The ranged attacks of Legion saw off Molik Karn and the Bronzeback and the end was soon after.
So I have been a busy modeller, if not blogger. My main Hordes faction is Skorne and I am nearing the stage where I have most of the models (not really units though). I want to be in a position to play the models part painted with a view to upping the painting standard at a later date. I prefer not to field unpainted or only base coated models if I can avoid it.
Here are the fruits of my plan. First and early shot of a Ferox Cavalry next to Mordikaar…
Now the Cyclops Shaman….
And a single Bloodrunner. Note I have taken these shots with a Canon 550D SLR camera.
Now some ‘finished’ shots. I reckon that I spent about 8 hours in total for all of these models, about a fifth on the time I’d take to paint them to my usual standard.
Lord Assassin Morghoul, Praetorian Swordsman (I restuck his arm only) and Cyclops Shaman
Ferox Cavalry Unit. I put a pin in the saddle so I can lift the rider off when I want to up the paint standard. At this stage I will stick the riders on so they don’t stare at their saddles.
Void Seer Mordikaar
And finally the Bloodrunner unit