Not Dead Yet!

It's been nearly a month since I picked up a paint brush what with Thanksgiving, vacation and newer hobbies but here we are. The Wraithlords are nearly finished. The biggest thing left are the Wraithseer blades, after that it's just touch up and basing. Hopefully I'll get to those before EpiComp entry closes at the end of the month.


The Return of Bigger Sci-fi Elf Spirit Zombies

It's been slow going due to some 1:1 scale projects, but I've made progress on the Wraithlords. Five are done, I've got another seven to do the orange highlights on and they'll be good as well.


Fall In! 2017 Epic Armageddon Tournament

Here's the shots I managed to grab from the Fall In! 2017 Epic Armageddon Tournament this past Saturday. We had ten people go this, up from the six we had last year. It was a good time with plenty of army variety and some great terrain.

Fall In! 2017 Epic Armageddon Tournament


Bigger Sci-fi Elf Spirit Zombies

As I was finishing up my decal/dullcote/grass que I was also working on these guys. They involved a lot of cutting, pinning, plasticard and swearing at CA glue. All twelve had their arms and legs cut off. I pinned the legs after some creative bending and repositioning, and then puttied some ball and socket joints for the arms so they could be positioned any which way. The Bright Lances mounts were squares of plasticard that got some fancy cutting and filing.

The Wraithseers were even more extensive. I used two 40k Space Marine knives a piece to create their staves and arm blades. As well as some Eldar grenades and strips of plasticard for the rest of the staves and loincloths.

This was one of my favorite conversions. I was trying to make it look like he's about to pound a vehicle or something.



I gussied up the Eldar this week for a local store's painting competition. I got the decals on, black boxed them in, hit these guys with a few coats of dullcote and then added some grass tufts. This is six months of work to date, minus the Void Spinners which still need their guns and the treatment above. Hoping to start and finish the Wraithlords before Fall In still.


We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Painting…

I painted up this 40k Intercessor for a local store to help advertise their painting night. There's a few areas that need some touch-up I think (after seeing it this close) but he's pretty much done. He's a Brazen Claw. I thought it would be fun to try the quartered paint scheme and I had the shoulder pad kicking around from the new Deathwatch kit.


Revenge of the Sci-fi Elf Spirit Zombies

And they're done. The last six stands took another two hours to highlight last night. They'll be fun to play with but I'm glad they're off the table. I started converting their big brothers after that, they, the Phoenix or objectives is what I'll be working on in these next weeks.

I also hit all the tanks I've painted to date with a gloss coat. I'm looking to print some decals out for them today, getting those on is another project before Fall In.


Return of the Sci-fi Elf Spirit Zombies

Last week I managed to finish the black and gems on the Wraithguard, this week I shaded and touched up the orange and finished the highlights on half of them. The other six I hope to finish tonight or next Tuesday. It's a good thing too, twelve stands was the limit for me. I enjoyed painting these far less than six tanks.

With these done I hope to convert up some Wraithguard, start on those, and paint some subset of my objectives, Avatar and Phoenix Bombers before Fall In the first weekend of November.


Sci-fi Elf Spirit Zombies

I finished up the Farseer characters this week and started in on the Wraithguard. I'm hoping to bring a mostly painted Iyanden army to Fall In in November.

These progressed slightly faster than I would have thought. The guns and bases are all done, I'm hoping to take care of the black helms and the gems on them next week. The orange might take longer given the amount of cleanup I'll have to do from the drybrush.


Nearsighted Farseers

I finished up the hills and a quick repaint of the desert and waste boards at my local store last Friday. The scatter terrain pieces got their base coats last night.

I also finished up the Firestorms, they got their last three orange highlights and their bases touched-up.

I was going to start in on my aircraft but I realized a painted army is within striking distance for Fall In, so I switched gears and got most of the way through my Farseer character upgrades. I need to add a highlight to the rune armor and bases, then highlight the black and do the gems. Any thoughts on what I should do for their topknots? Right now I'm leaning towards the same blue as their weapons.


Hill People

I made two sets of eight hills for a local store, all they need at this point is some paint to help them match their tables (desert and grey wastes). They're made out of 1" insulation foam glued to tempered hardboard bases with some construction adhesive. I used a foam cutter to put some surface detail on their faces and covered everything with scenic dope (qt of latex paint, 2 latex caulk tubs and a cup of joint compound) for durability before pressing in the sand and spraying them with glue.

There's four bigger (18x12"-ish) and four smaller (12x6"-ish) pieces per set. They were cut out of 2x2' panels, I used the right angle corners so they join up easy and made them geomorphic. By that I mean the bigger pieces can be joined together and the same with the smaller. Also, the short edge on the bigger pieces match up with the longer edges on the smaller pieces. They can also be stacked, so there's lots of ways that you can put them together.

I was also able to cut six bases of scatter terrain per set out of the left over hardboard. No pics of those yet, I'll likely put a few rocks and some brush on them and make trees or something on smaller bases that can be moved around the area and not get in the way of the miniatures.

They were pretty cheap, price-wise. You can make four sets (32 hills, 24 scatter terrain pieces) for some $50, not including paint. They just take some time to put together.