Thursday, December 19, 2013

Coloring the Monster (Phase 3)

Basecoat for metal parts, ropes, sackclothes and wood. Lot's of fixing after painted the yellow for ropes :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Coloring the Monster (phase 1)

Greetings !

The Stonehorn is next in my production line. Starting with red skin and black bone. But what color would the hair be, or the arse hole.. There are still many uncertainties, but one thing is for sure, the Stonehorn will be marching in full color.

Friday, November 29, 2013

The gutting crew

Hola !

It's been a while since I updated the blog. I think I'm going through the busiest time of my life and have only an hour or two in a day to do my own hobbies. One of them is a 55 inch television, which I just bought and I've been watching it quite a lot. That's why the painting of minis have been on a break.

Let's get to business. Finally finished the Irongut crew. Here are some unsharp photos :)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ogre tattoos

Hola !

I've been busy researching the perfect Ogre tattoos. I didn't found one, so I had to go for some kind of tribal pieces. Some work better than other, but the main thing is that everyone got a tattoo of their own :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Bulls ready for blood splatter

Greetings !

Got my first six bulls on full paint. I may have to add some tattoos and/or blood splatter on them, but otherwise they are ready to action. Some photos from every angle :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bad start

Hello, hello !

Few weeks ago I played first Ogre battles against Warriors of Chaos and High Elves. I lost both of them.

Here are links to the battle reports:

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Bruiser Battle Standard Bearer and army fluff

Greetings !

Finally got by BSB Bruiser compiled. My child found a skull from the ground and gave it to my hobby. The skull landed perfectly on top of the standard. Someone might argue that the skull is too big, but it has it's story to tell.

So I generated the fluff one night for my Ogre army.. The Bonebiters from the Land of Khemri ! The tribe came to know as Bonebiters as they specialized feeding themselves with the magical bone marrow of the undead skeleton hordes among other "normal" roast. As time passed the skin of the ogres became color of the never ending sand dunes, under the burning sun. Usually bones sucked dry are discarted, but the head of a great bone goliath is a fine trophy and warning for any foe.. Beware !

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ogre colour scheme

Greetings !

Since I got my Ogres undercoated I have been trying to find the perfect skin colour. It took me a week to finally achieve decent colour that I'm happy with. I'm also quite happy with how the "natural lighting" turned out to be. The white undercoat gave the figure weird grainy look, which made them look more unique. Here's the first candidate :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

For the Great Maw

Ladies and gentlemen.. May I present.. My Ogre army, at the moment :)

The Bruiser BSB will come along in few weeks.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sneaky Peaky

Hail !

I have been super excited assembling the Ogres I ordered, the army building and fluff. There are still work to be done before base coating. I have to add more details, change some weapons and fill the cracks and holes with greenstuff. I decided to do the base coating with black and white spray paint, and hope to achieve some kind of natural light&shade. I'll try to add color with washes as much that is possible to maintain the natural lighting. Before that, I have to do some skin tone testing, to be sure how I will accomplish what I want. Here's a sneak peak photo of the lot before I make the introduction.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Big boys are back !

Spank, spank, spank !!

Against my holy promises to myself not to buy any new miniatures before I have finished painting the Dwarfs throng, I made an order of full sized Ogre army ..LOL ! It's been few weeks of the order and the store is still packing them, so I went to local store to ease the pain. I bought two additions to the Ogre army. Here are the newest arrivals: Butcher and Gorger ! ..I'll present the rest of the army when I have the minis :)

Mordheim simplified


In the middle of Finnish holiday season we got guests from north. A year ago my children's cousins, six and ten year old boys, got bitten by miniature gaming flu. They were eager to play a game with miniatures, so I pulled old HeroQuest box from the shelf and mixed some simplified Mordheim rules to make out a game. The boys were so excited that they were about to jump from their pants. My Dwarves team were against Forces from Averland and Creatures beyond graves. When the boys got back home, they started to play a miniature game of their own. Cheers !

Friday, June 14, 2013

Battle report

Hail and Kill !

My friend and I played a battle against Dark Elves and Dwarfs. Points were 2600 on each side. All I can say about this battle is, that it was bad tactics on Dwarves side and little bit of poor luck. All hail Dark Elves !

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Height differences for battlefield

Hola !

I played a match with my friends, where Dwarves were against Dark Elves. I've been working on video battle report and it'll be soon in YouTube. Before that, I made excellent buy for our battles. Three different size hills for five euros :) ..Hope they bring some new aspects to battling !

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Poor Gobbos

Hey all !

I finished the Dwarf warriors filler few weeks ago, but didn't remember to take photos of it. It has been a while since I had painted so I was a bit rusty. This is how it came out :)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Little something

At last I dragged myself in front of painting table. Didn't do much, but it gave me the spark again to do it more often. At the moment I'm working on a filler for Warriors horde. Here's an early sample :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Painting break

Hey all !

Because of the limitted hobby time I have, old habits have overtaken the painting of miniatures for now. Would you believe after playing different video games, there have not been a single that I have hooked on, but after I revived my old character on Batmud, it hooked me instantly. You don't know the game ? Go check it out:

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mini tournament battle reports

Dwarfs vs. High Elves - 1500 points

From left to right.. Swordmasters, Phoenix Guards with Wizard, Seaguards with Wizard and Spearmen.

From left to right.. Dwarf warriors with BSB Thane and Runesmith, Hammerers with Dwarf lord on a shield and Quarreller Rangers.

First turn: The Elves move forward.

Swordmasters charge the Rangers.

The Rangers hold their line and the melee is draw.

Dwarves move forward full steam.

Melee between Rangers and Swordmasters continues. Neither gives up.

Dwarves move closer.

Phoenix Guard and Seaguards charge the Hammerers. The Wizards are left behind.

Rangers are defeated.

The battle begins.

Dwarf warriors charge the Spearmen and ran them over.

Swordmasters move to the flank of Hammerers. Casulties on both sides.

Dwarf Warriors charge in the flank of Seaguards.

The Elves crumble in front of the overpower of Dwarfs. We shake hands. Victory for Dwarves !

Dwarfs vs. Orc & Goblins - 1500 points

The deployment. O&G from left to right.. Goblin bowmen with Goblin Shaman, Biguns with BSB, Trolls, Black Orcs with Warboss, Rock lobber and Spear Chukka.

O&G got the first turn. Shaman casted a spell that gave poison to bowmen. Four Rangers dead.

Dwarfs move behind forest.

Bowmen shoot four Rangers to the ground. Biguns move closer to Rangers.

Dwarves move into forest. There are lots of poisonous creatures which made the forest dangerous terrain. Couple of Dwarves drop dead.

After O&G squabble with each other Rangers and Warriors charge Biguns.

Casualties on both sides, but Orcs lose the melee.

Trolls and Black Orcs move closer.

Goblin Shaman casted some kind of Vortex which killed if initiative test fails. From the photo you can see the devastating result. I was thinking of quiting, OUCH !

Rangers are defeated and only BSB and Champ remains standing on the O&G side.

Goblin fanatics almost reach to Dwarves.

Trolls charge in the flank of Dwarves.

Thanes Fire runed weapon eaven the scales with Trolls. 

The Hammerers charge to the flank of Trolls.

The Trolls are defeated.

Black Orcs charge the Hammerers. What a gore fest.

In the end Black Orcs (or what's left of them) escape from the melee. The Dwarf Lord with Thane's Warriors unit remains standing. Quite raven match, but turned little bit to Dwarves in the end.