Sunday, January 28, 2018

Retro dwarfs refurbished

So, I bought a whole lot of old Citadel and Marauder dwarfs on whim one night. More than half of them were painted but only a few had been based. The owner had painted them in the 90's and the bases that had been done were of the good old goblin green variety. Still, I saw the potential as there were quite a few nicely painted ones in the mix so I decided not to strip them of paint but to finish the basing as there were enough painted figures for a small army.

Ok, bad picture time but you get the idea.

These don't look half bad when you look past the bases.

I touched up the models here and there but tried to avoid doing too much. After all, I wanted to preserve the old paintjob, not paint over it. Rebasing was easy as there was no flock or anything like that. Just add glue, sand, paint, flock and tufts. All done!


Pretty nice eh? These old sculpts really are some of the best dwarf figures ever sculpted! Credit for painting these goes of course to the original painter who I am grateful to for these even if I think it was a bit heartless of him to sell them at all :P

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Tzeentch we can believe in

Ok, here's the last batch of Epic figures I needed to get done for this weekend. I painted the whole chaos army in a month so it was a bit of a crunch to do but well worth it and still not that time consuming. I saved some good bits for last and really enjoyed painting the Tzeentch daemon engines.

The doomwings and firelords are pretty cartoonish and I tried to tone that down a bit by using metallic colours instead of flat ones. I like how these turned out.
There are no official thousand sons figures so for these cult marines I used some suitable old chaos marines and a couple of sorcerer models. Nothing fancy but it works.

Nothing says grimdark 40k like fairy tale castles flying on magic mushrooms, right? The silver towers are total Jefferson Airplane White Rabbit stuff and I tried to blend some psychedelic colours on the mushroom the castles sit on top of.

So there you go, all figures complete. Now there's just some minor terrain work for today and then it's off to Kinkkucon!