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30Jul/200

A miniature Odyssey – Block 1? Done!

A month has passed and I am really happy that I managed to finish the first block for the Summer Project before the time ran out. Skeletons are a bit unspectacular themselves, so there is not much to tell about them despite the successful completion of this stage.

A miniature Odyssey – Block 1? Done!

29Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part X

I have finished the first and second block of Hooves and Fur, and now going for the third and final batch of beastmen.

As the scope of the warband was defined and set to 16 miniatures, I need two more to tackle the summer project challenge of 18 miniatures in 3 months. So set this project into perspective, the beastmen are the undivided part of my greater Realm of Chaos project, which covers a mixed warband for each of the four chaos gods. Mixed meaning, not only covering chaos warriors, but all kinds of servants of the dark gods. Unfortunately there are only a few proper banner men for the mortal chaos, so I had to be creative about this.

And I thought, that two ungors would be a good fit for the Nurgle warband, as a banner bearer and musician. But I couldn't keep them like this. So after preparing the miniatures, taking care of the mould lines and putting them on a base, I went on to prepare a conversion.

Realm of Chaos - Nurgle Ungors Realm of Chaos - Nurgle Ungors Realm of Chaos - Nurgle Ungors

27Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part IX

The bases are done, the shields glued to the ungor skirmishers - I can call block #2 for the summer project ready and done! Another 6 beastmen for the Hooves and Fur warband finished.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

26Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part VIII

Back on topic with Hooves and Fur. The wash has dried and so I can add the highlights and further shades and details on to the beastmen herd.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

20Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part VII

After finishing block 1 of 6 regular beastmen incl. a champion, I can start with the second block for the summer project - a challenge of painting 18 miniatures in 3 months, in blocks of 6.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

So for block 2 I went with 4 ungors and two characters, another champion and a shaman. If you're wondering for the rather random assortment and the round bases. I talked about that in the very first article about Hooves and Fur. These are not meant for Warhammer, but for some smaller skirmishes and thus I just need some named models and a few different types of warriors.

18Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part VI

Block #1 for the summer project is ready and done! The first 6 beastmen of the Hooves and Fur warband are done.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

I finished the shields in a very worn down look, gave the long fur / hair a final highlight with Army Painter Necrotic Flesh WP1108 and added flock to the bases, with Army Painter Battlefields Steppengrass.

8Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part IV

Just a brief heads up and life sign that I am not slacking off and waiting for the deadline to give me further motivation. It is day 8 of the summer project and 23 days to go until I have to have my block completed.

I started out with the black primer as mentioned in the last part of the coverage (Hooves and Fur Part III), and my first learning from this is, that I'll dust the other miniatures on top of the black primer or at least give them a light grey / white drybrush, to give me some orientation. It's been a while since my last painting batch and depending on the models you are working on, this helps to bring out some of the details.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd

The first step was to fill in some of the base colours, so far I did the following.

1Jul/200

Realm of Chaos – Hooves and Fur Part III

The kick off of the summer project and we got everything we need. A deadline, prepared miniatures, a manageable scope and peer-pressure. This is what we've waited for. This is it boys, this is war! Each month beginning from today, I have to paint six miniatures reach my goal. So I split the models into three groups.

I did the basing and as mentioned in the first article, used different sizes. So far the regular ones went on 25mm round bases, the heroes on 32mm and the minotaur on a 40mm round. After that, I took care of the gaps in the bases with grey stuff from P3 and added some smaller pebbles on the larger bases.

Realm of Chaos - Brayherd Realm of Chaos - Brayherd