Painting Garrek's Reavers, the muscle-bound berserkers of Khorne turned out to be a lot more fun to paint than I was expecting. From the start I set myself two goals: Keep it simple, tabletop standard. Details like eyes, blending or multiple layers were avoided and I stuck to the basics of clean base colours, shades and a simple highlight. I did add a paint effect for the blood which is a quick way of giving them another point of interest but other than that speed was the name of the game. Despite all of that and being easy-assemble pre-coloured miniatures I'm really happy how they turned out when painted. They are not a hundred miles from Games Workshop's standard plastic kits and I'm pretty confident [...]
The end of week stream will be all about the remaining members of Garrek's warband in Shadespire, in particular Karsus the chained and Blooded Saek. If all goes to plan that will wrap up the second of the warbands and all of the miniatures in the starter box will have been completed.
Painting continues for Warhammer Underworld: Shadespire with the second of the warbands in the starter box; the Reavers. I'll be starting with the two big shouty characters, Garrek and Arnulf. This stream will mostly focus on the flesh tones and scars.
After two streams and a little background painting Severin Steelheart's warband for Warhammer Underworld: Shadespire is complete and ready for the arena. To summarise where I deviated from the recommended Games Workshop scheme, I began by applying the gold basecoat, first highlight and initial shade with the airbrush first (see Prologue for more details), then edge highlighted with Scale 75 Elven Gold and Citrine Alchemy. What I didn't show in the live session was the pin wash however which I was really pleased with as it added another aged layer to the armour. This was a mix of GW Athonian camoshade with a drop of gloss varnish and acrylic flow improver. This I applied to the creases and joins in all of the armour panels [...]
Friday's stream will be finishing off Steelheart from the Stormhost warband and completing the bases. Time permitting also a start on Garreks's Reavers.
Back from my break/hols and brief visitation of Nurgle with a new season (yes, we're calling it that now) and a new game; Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire. I've not done any Age of Sigmar for the entire year and Shadespire seems like a nice low model count challenge to cut teeth on. Episode 1 sets the plan in motion and picks up Steelheart's Champions, the Stormhost warband as the opening gambit. Pre-stream prologue inbound start of next week covering off the preparation steps.
Wednesday's stream will be the first in a series for the newly launched Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire arena miniatures game. I figured after my recent bout of Nurgle-loves-you-itis I'd take a bit of a break from the grimdark (*psst!* Not really a break; I just built a Plagueburst Crawler but that can be our little secret) and focus on something more light-hearted instead. Like Khorne blood sacrifices and skull-crushing hammers of Sigmar. I only picked up Shadespire a day ago so it still has the new box smell, but already the eight miniatures included are assembled and ready for paint. Being pre-coloured push-fit miniatures they can be used straight out of the box and I don't doubt many more interested in the deck building aspects of [...]