Sunday, 29 January 2017

Age of Sigmar Stormcast Eternal

Guess who forgot about his blog? Same old excuses I'm afraid but I'm sure people have been keeping up to date with all my daubing elsewhere (Facebook linky thing over on the side there). Anyway, it's a new year and I'm even late in acknowledging that. No new years resolutions as that kind of thing is just bollocks. Onto something a bit more interesting... hopefully.

I've gone all Age of Sigmar and decided to have a stab at painting up a Stormcast Eternal Liberator. When AoS was first announced I wasn't keen on the idea and didn't care too much for the Stormcast models. I was one of those people who oddly gave a shit about the direction of a game that they hadn't played since 3rd edition back in the early 90's! I'm just slow to adopt anything new. I moved on though and didn't pay much attention to it all (unlike some - check out any conversation about AoS, some people are still bitching about it). Then Warhammer Quest Silver Tower was released (to another round of whining) and after a bit of thought I decided to check it out as a self contained game kind of appealed to me and I was curious about the models by now. That won me over to GW fantasy again and I was especially taken with the Stormcast Knight-Questor in the set. Goes to show that seeing a model in hand can make a massive difference. As the year went by I just got more interested in looking into AoS, and here we are.





This is one of the easy to build models so has a few areas that display the kind of moulding artifacts that you tend to find on simpler plastic models. I did think of cutting them away but just wanted to get on with painting the model, although there's a horribly obvious area on the back of the right shoulder (not too visible here) that I wish I'd sorted before painting. Shoulder insignia is a decal but I over painted it to blend into the rest of the paint job better. Enjoyed this one and have another four prepped to build a small unit, eventually.


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  1. Not my thing at all, but the metal effects on this are fabulous. Well done squire. Best Regards HGA.

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  2. Love the choice of colours - I look forward to seeing what you do with the rest of the box!

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    1. Ta :)

      I quite fancy having a go at the Lord Celestant on Dracoth but I'll reign myself in and try and do those rank & file types first.

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  3. Very nice. I still play 5th edition warhammer myself, though I've got nothing against AoS really!

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    1. I remember 4th edition coming in but I refused to part with 3rd. Is 5th 'Herohammer' or was that 6th? These days it seems there's a lot of love for all editions and not just the 'Oldhammer' sets (a definition that seems to vary depending on who you talk to).

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    2. 5th is Herohammer, bright colours, and goblin green bases! Good fun.

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    3. I think that started to creep in by 4th edition but 5th edition must have been what is called GW's 'red' period. I used to love Goblin Green but rarely use it these days.

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    4. The Red Era, indeed. I still do the green bases but I must admit I use a slightly darker shade (Knarloc Green), I try for a blend of styles, the bright old style, with a hint of the more contemporary realistic style.

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    5. I painted a couple of green bases a few years back on some Felix & Gotrek models for a commission. I went with a much more muted set of greens and it came out quite nicely. It's tempting to use that a little more but I do like my grass tufts these days.

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  4. It looks great. The base is really cool as well. Cheers, Karl

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