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In the world of Warhammer we have painted up some new releases Prince Duvalle from the Crimson Court and the Nighthaunt Krulghast Cruciator
I would really like to do better faces as they are hard for me been so small and I am a bit ham-fisted. I went with white for the tendrils on the Cruciator and I think it worked quite well on this model
I would recommend the “The Painting Coach” painting guide on YouTube for the prince as the official Games Workshop one is not that great and basically devolves into an unnecessary buy these newer random colours we made to do scheme we have previously used other colours advert. So here is my prefer guide
I managed to get myself a 9th Edition Indomitus boxset at the end of July and the first of the set are now painted.
Update: They are nice models but probably should not have been made the new standard necron warrior set at £29 for 10. But you know that is Games Workshop for you (Space Marines: Honoured of the Chapter from the same set for £89… rip off merchants)
And 5 Dreadscythe Harridans. Getting closer to a completely painted Nighthaunt collection
More Nighthaunt, apparently only 18 or so left now
Kurdoss Valentian, The Craven King. A nice models if slightly wobbly when painting it.
The first 5 Bladegheist Revenants. Unlike most of the 10 model nighthaunt sets this has 10 unique models rather than 5 repeated ones, but have no options.
And lastly 2 single 40k models. The Genestealer Cults Kelermorph which came out better than the magus. The other is the single Sisters of Battle model. Needs a bit more work when I paint the full sisters set, but again there are quite small details.
First in for 2020 are Warhammer Underworlds “The Thorns of the Brair Queen” from season 2
This is a nice 7 Model warband with the Brair Queen herself as the standout and 6 other nice looking chainrasps. Available from Games Workshop without their underworld card set for £15 they are much better value than buying the normal chainrasp set as a stand alone but even better they will be available for £7.99 in Issue 6 of the “Mortal Reams” collection magazine which has just launched in the UK (which I will take a look at soon[tm])
While 2019 Started off with Heavy Gear miniatures and getting them painted, the last quarter of 2019 has been all about the Nighthaunt. They are great models even if mostly mono-pose. The Citadel contrast paints have really help me bring these models to life after a few less successful attempts at them. As such the final models of 2019 are the two easy build Dreadblade Harrows
More Nighthaunt to come and hopefully I can bring some of my other armies up to standard in 2020
From Season 1 with have Ironjawz Ironskull’s Boyz. I added some “blood for the blood god” to the weapons and bits of the armour. I had some problems with the eyes and I’m not 100% happy with them
And from Season 2 with have Stormsire’s Cursebreakers. Nice models the hands are a bit confusing though if its is actually armoured or more like black gloves which it is painted as in some examples. I just went with the standard armour colour.
I did it, in just over 2 months I painted all the Nighthaunt I got myself in September
I was worried about painting Lady Olynder, Mortarch of Grief but I think it came out quite nice, unlike most of the other stuff the final step was dry-brushing ulthuan grey. Sadly I broken the vines on the base while painting it as the model is quite wobbly. So I recommend leaving them off until you have painted the main model.
The main part of the force is made up of the kits from Soul Wars
For the chainrasps I only made one lot of 10 as the other 10 are identical. Apart from of course 1 model with can be made two different ways, thanks Games Workshop. I might just make up that one in the other variant.
Next we have the easy built Myrmourn Banshee’s and Glaivewraith Stalkers set that are available separately or with the Stormstrike starter set.
The last model here is a Knight of Shrouds I had previously painted. However I did redo the ghost effect as it was looking quite rough. But I forget to take a new picture of that one. Still to join once I finish them are 2 Dreadblade Harrows and the Thorns of the Briar Queen. I hope to have them done soon then I can move on to the other sets I am missing that are been sold in the Nighthaunt Christmas box set.
September has come around again and as per an almost yearly tradition so does a purchase of a new Games Workshop army for myself. This year its the Nighthaunt that have taken my fancy. I was quite happy with how my banshee’s and Glaivewraith’s came out so it was now time to add some more.
The best and most cost effective starting point seemed to me to be the items from the Age of Sigmar starter sets. Apart from the chainrasp the sets are not currently available separately (unless you go on ebay) so in order to get everything I went with the larger “Soul Wars” set and sold off the Stormcast and 1 set of Chainrasps (which I am now thinking maybe I should have kept them but oh well). Been almost completely mono-pose miniatures I really only been one lot. The only one that has an option is one chainrasp that can either be in stocks or holding candles.
The second sprue contained Grimghast Reaper’s and Glaivewraith Stalker’s. The Stalker’s are different from the easy build ones so that is good. We also get a Lord Executioner which is quite a nice model but due to how it is build it can feel a bit “wobbly” when picked up. Both these spures are part of the smaller “Tempest of Soul” set but are cast in green instead.
Lastly from the starter set are these 3, a Knight of Shrouds, a guardian of souls and a Spirit Torment. Interesting models and I did not want to miss out on these.
I also picked up a Lady Olynder, Mortarch of Grief. Its a nice looking model and I’m not sure how to paint it yet. I would say it is one of the worst Games Workshop models I have put together, its just difficult to get everything to go together well. The spirit on the left is a complete pain to attach with all the flowing tendrils and has since fallen off for me.
I also picked up a few Grey Knight bits, a Hive Tyrant and got a copy of the Nightvault before it can discontinued for the Briar Queen but they have not been put together yet.
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