So I'm punching allot of posts out this week. The reason is I'm trying to get down allot of thoughts from the last 8 months.
Today Im going to go through the list Unit by unit and talk about some of the elements of each model and some of the approaches I took.
Ill start with some thoughts on the list entry and the options chosen and then the models and any Hobby elements I used.
Ill also use this as a format to introduce New units as well and Promise to take WIP shots as well and keep notes from now on!
I currently have about 2000 points painted and constructed and plan to take the list to 4000 points for Apoc Games.
Without any more delay then lets get started!
Lord Hakon Thrydwulf
I spent allot of time working on different models for the wolf lord, with different weapon options. I have on occasion used some of the special characters, and while they are fun I decided to go with a standard Lord rather than use a special character.
I have had feedback that doing that hurts the competitive part of the army, but I'm inclined to disagree.
In the end I settled on a Terminator Lord with storm shield and Wolf Claw. The weapon in question could also be used as frost weapon and I may try that combo as well in a few up and coming game.
He has the saga of Beast-slayer and a wolf tooth necklace so always hitting on 3+ in combat.
So I worked on using decals to achieve what I wanted instead. I then finally got to use allot of the decal sheets I have collected as well as source some interesting ones from the web to use.
I then load a largish brush say a 0 with the decal medium and apply it across the decal and area around the decal.
And then let it dry. Its simple and effective and you do not get the glint off the decal paper.
Expanding on this I then used the same approach on the back of the cloak with the cross and was really happy with the outcome.
Again the same approach and it really makes allot of the free hand challenges I was facing in earlier test miniatures a breeze. This has really opened up some serious options for more intricate work, using graphics programs and decals to get the desired effect I'm after.
Lastly the storm shield is from forge-world, I cant get enough of their stuff and I have a Venerable Dread waiting to be painted. Ill look at the snow effects and the weathering techniques I use when I look at the Rune Priest.
Anyway till next time.
Next post should have a battle report (Wednesday Game nights!) then ill look at the Rune Priest.