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Citadel Harpies (#paintabob)

“Grimmer than these scarce any prodigy, nor any plague e’er rose at the wrath of the gods from the Stygian waves: a winged thing with maiden’s face, belly o’erflowing and most foul, a hooked hand, and face hunger-pale forever.”
— Virgil, The Aeneid, Book III, ll. 253-257… assuming that TVTropes, where I copied it from, is correct, cos I’m not that literary by a looong shot.

Corvids, Greek myth, eighties political satire, Contrast paint and Bob Olley = profit.

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Shadespire: Ironskull’s Boyz

L to R: Bonekutta, Basha, Gurzag Ironskull, Hakka.

Continuing my brief painted-ages-ago-and-not-shared-because-of-bad-photography series, it’s Ironskull’s Boyz!!!

I love these sculpts, I think that bar a couple of minor issues that the paint job is decent and, best of all, these bruisers have seen quite a bit of table time in games of Warhammer: Underworlds (AKA Shadespire) in the eighteen months or so that I have had them painted.

So much time in fact that *two* friends who I initially played Underworlds with (Curis and Asslessman) with while using these figures have gone on to paint and blog theirs since, one even having his shown in White Dwarf.

Bitter?  C’est moi.  Have I learned a lesson about self-discipline?  Not really.

Better photo? Worse? I can’t tell anymore. It’s done at least, thats the most important thing.

If you fancy getting into playing Underworlds, then you could do a lot worse than taking these guys and playing simple, straightforward and very enjoyable knuckle-sandwich delivery strategies to get to grips with the Underworlds rules, which are really solid.

 

Gryph-Hounds

I would never have guessed that bird-dog-cat models would appeal to me much, but I was wrong. I love the haughty, cocksure, high fantasy feel to these feathered felines (it says “hound” but they look like bird-cats to me).
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Fort Hardknox Part 2

Post Apocalyptic Trip Advisor says “STAY INDOORS!”

Fort Hardknox gets an upgrade.

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Rapidly Painting Rusty Terrain

I have been painting a lot of terrain recently, largely ruined post-apocalyptic and science fiction items.
I have been enjoying the process more than usual, primarily because I have decided on a technique that rapidly gives me a rusted, industrial ruin effect that I like and with very little precision work required.
It uses spray cans, but not an airbrush.

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Fort Hardknox

The Boss Drum tribe assaults Fort Hardknox.

I painted a post-apocalyptic, scrap fort from Fogou Models. It’s shiny AND chrome and I painted it in three working days/24hrs approximately, over a bank holiday weekend.

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Terminator Genisys: Endoskeletons

Hasta la get up soldier be back if you want to live in the 40 watt range.

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