I came downstairs today to find a package waiting for me. It was my order from Wayland !!! Lucius & Friekorps Boxsets as well as a Miska blister.
I have a pretty busy weekend so not going to be able to start on these till Tuesday. While I cant wait to use Lucius I think I am going to take a break from my Guild and paint the Friekorps first. I am going to mount them on the microart bases I got last week, its going to require some pinning but it should be fine.
I have also got a deadline now to get my Guild done by. In March there is going to be a day of Malifaux at the Clapham wargamers club. It is not a tournament as such but more a fun story based day, I think it looks like it could be alot of fun. Its also great to be able to get three games of Malifaux in in a day.
For this event you need a 20ss list and then you expand it to 30ss and 40ss for the next games. You get some extra SS to your Cache if all your lists are painted, so that is my aim.
Right now I quite a few guild painted so I think it should be easy. Just need to have a hard think about what to bring.
Saturday morning I got a lovely package from Maelstrom Games. It contained my graveyard base inserts from Wyrd, 30mm Mystic base from Micro art studios and a pack of daydreams for my Dreamer crew.
So after working all day Saturday on an essay I finally managed to get some time to paint on Sunday. This was the first time I had used wyrd base inserts, I had used a few from Iron Halo.net my Witch hunters are mounted on them, but not wyrd. Unlike the ironhalo ones these were metal not resin and had a little less detail but still good bases.
So I spent a few hours on these bases and finishing the last death Marshal and I am happy. There are a few spots I have seen in the pictures which I need to fix and a bit of chipping but that will be done when I varnished them. I dislike varnish as I scared it will ruin my models so I wait and do a large bunch at a time after testing it on a dud model.
I have finished my 3 death marshal and Lady Justice. Hoping to get to the club in a few weeks to test them out on the gaming table. I need to add some more models to it to make it a proper crew. So next on the painting table the Judge.
The last few days I have been working on my second boxset Lady Justice and the Death Marshals. These are still part of the guild faction but instead of spell casters they hunt the undead.
The plan is to finish the boxset (Lady Justice,3 Death Marshals and The Judge) in the next week or so.
First up is a WIP of Lady Justice. I was not a massive fan of this model but the more I painted it the more I liked it. I decided not to go for the official paint scheme and try something different. I have always liked white on models but never had the courage to try and actually paint it properly.
To do the white I undercoated the whole model white, then applied some watered down black wash to the parts I wanted white. This helped me see the shadows and shade the model. I then carried on building up the shading with different GW grays before a final highlight of white.
The only thing I learned while painting this model is that white is not as hard as I thought and I also suck at painting hair. I really had no idea on the hair and just sort of winged it, I think its ok but could be lot better. Well she is still a work in progress so will go back to the hair.
Next up our the Death Marshals. Now I really enjoyed these models and found they where very fun to paint. So far I have nearly finished 2 out of the three. I was going to have them with white coats to match Lady Justice but while I was shading one of the coats up to white I got some black wash on it.
I quite like the effect as it made the coats black but due to the grey it was already highlighted. So I washed the whole coat and really liked the effect. Also looking at them in a group I think it will help Lady Justice stand out if the rest of the crew is in darker colours.
I also learned something painting these guys and that is I have no idea how to paint wood. Due to playing CSM in 40k having to paint wood has not really come up.
The coffins are quite a large part of these models so I need them to look good.
I also need to buy or make a lightbox my picture taking skills are poor as is my light. Makes everything look yellow.
I have ordered the Wyrd graveyard base insets for these guys from Maelstrom. So hopefully they will be here by the weekend and I can finish and bases these guys.
I have created this blog as part of my scheme to get me more motived in the New Year.
With this blog I will be posting pictures of my Malifaux models as well as info on the game such as battle reports and painting.
My aim is to try to post new pictures of my models twice a month, which I think is an easy enough guideline to follow.
So some of you may be saying what is Malifaux ?
Malifaux is a 28mm wargame set in the world of Malifaux. The game does not use dice like many wargames but instead uses a pack of cards called the fate deck. Instead of rolling dice you flip a card to create the random number, there are many ways to change the flip of card which is called cheating fate.
The game is very much based on objections, you can win a game without killing an enemy model if you wanted to.
Now you can’t have a first post with out a picture.
So here is my first finished Crew Sonnia Criid’s WitchHunters. This is a crew for the Guild faction which run Malifaux, Sonnia aim is to find any nonguild magic uses and imprison them.