Tuesday, 13 October 2009

An Update!

Hi!

Well its been a couple of months since I worked on my Leviathan project and to be honest I havent really had the heart to do any more to it as uni work and some of my other projects have been taking up all my spare time.

I have, however, started work on a bit of a Victorian science fiction steam punk skirmish project and while I was rummaging round for a suitable selection of miniatures have found that the dwarven range from Leviathan makes rather nice land ironclads and assorted transportations of delight.

Ive started work on painting one of the dwarf Ironclads and heres a quick WIP shot of how Ive got on thus far:


Ironclad!

Ive since added a wash of jade green to give it a verdigris look. Its still needing quite a bit of work and a final paint job but Im still unsure what that will be but will try and post the occasional pic here of my progress!

Im chronicling my Victorian Sci-fi over on Captain Shrike's Aeronef Journal so it may be worth having a peruse over there for some more Leviathan based miniature gubbins!

All the best!

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Ebay Gubbins!

Hi!

Just a quick update!

Ive got some excess orcs and goblin infantry figures and am currently flogging them on ebay for anyones whos interested! Alas I havent any use for fanatics so havent even stripped the paint off them!

Im going to try and sell some more overstocked stuff over the coming weeks so keep an eye out for some more swag!

All the best!

Friday, 24 July 2009

650 Point Orc Horde Progress Report Part 11

Hi!

Not much of an update but heres a pic of the progress Ive made on the carnosaur:


Progress Of A Sort!

Ive added a second layer of reddish brown ink to the scales around the black patches of hide which has improved the look of the miniature greatly as well as applying some shading and started work on the harness and howdah.

Im not sure when my next update will be as I seem to have run out of steam on the Leviathan painting. If only it was in a smaller scale like 15mm as Ive been working on some sci-fi in that size and its proving to be far more appealing as I can paint several figures and vehicles to a good standard over the course of a day rather than spending weeks fiddling with big stuff!

Ive decided to take a bit of a break from Leviathan over the next month or so which will give me time to work on an illustration commission I have and paint some more 15mm Stainless Steel Rat while Im at it!

I hope to be back to the Leviathan stuff with gusto on the last week of August so until then all the best!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

650 Point Orc Horde Progress Report Part 10

Hi!

Im afraid I havent done very much painting for Leviathan over the last few days. I had hoped to get the whole worde finished by the weekend but seem to have stalled a bit.

Heres a pic of the carnosaur after I have started work on its hide:


Carnosaur Camo!

The textured hide of the model is making for an interesting effect when the black is applied, almost like volcanic rock. I may need to add some more ink to the beast as its currently looking a bit pale.

Hopefully I will be able to get on with it over the next day or so!

All the best!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

650 Point Orc Horde Progress Report Part 9

Hi!

Well after a small delay caused by reading the new Space Captain Smith book I am back in business!

Heres the first of the pics of my WIP orc carnosaurs:


Yellow Peril!

at present they have been undercoated white an then a base coat of golden yellow has been liberally brushed over them. Once they have dried out (which will take an hour or so as the Vallejo game colours paint tends to take quite a while to dry) I will give them a wash with a reddish brown ink. Alas that will be all I can do with them today as the ink was will take ages to dry but hopefully I will be able to crack on with them in the morning.

In the mean time I will finish off basing the lesser goblin rabble and may even try and finish the eye of Gorath thats been sat nearly complete for the last few months! More than likely I will work on some 15mm stuff for my Stainless Steel Rat stuff instead though!

I will post another pic this evening of the minis after they have had their ink wash!

All the best!

And as promised heres a quick pic of the carnosaurs now theyve had a layer of ink and a couple of layers of drybrushing:


Slightly Shaded Yellow Peril!

Next stage will be to add the lighter belly and the black backs!

Monday, 20 July 2009

A Small Break!

Hi!

I had planned on starting work on my two carnosaurs today but have got distracted after spotting the newest Space Captain Smith book in my local bookshop! Its caused a small delay in painting work until I finish reading it and thus far its been well worth thew money (as per usual!) Toby Frost is rapidly becoming one of my favourite authors and the books are well worth looking out for!

Normal service will be resumed presently!

All the best!

Sunday, 19 July 2009

650 Point Orc Horde Progress Report Part 8

Hi!

Heres a quick pic of the completed goblin rabble!


Rabble!

I still need to finish the base and come up with some sort of tattered banner but its otherwise finished! Next up I need to get my orc carnosaurs done. I am going to attempt to speed up the process a bit by painting both of them at the same time. It may work or go horribly wrong but I really want to crack on with them. I have to do some gap filling with greenstuff this evening and will start painting them in the morning!

In the mean time Ive added a pic of some 15mm Stainless Steel Rat police types onto my other blog!

All the best!

Friday, 17 July 2009

650 Point Orc Horde Progress Report Part 7

Hi!

Well its slow going here but I have managed to almost finish the shields on the goblin rabble!


Rabble Rousing!


Another View!

Oddly the rabble have thus far taken me longer to finish than some of the biggest orc warbeasts! To think I was actually thinking of fielding more than one of them! Madness!

I will attempt to finish the painting this evening and get on with the basing in the morning but I may be forced to take a small break!

All the best!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

650 Point Orc Horde Progress Report Part 6

Hi!

Just a quick update!

I have been working slowly on the lesser goblin rabble as theres so much detail to try and do justice but the good news is that I have finally reached the half way stage of painting.


Rabble!

I think my decision to attempt to give every shield a different pattern may have been somewhat foolish as its taking me ages to finish but the final piece will hopefully be worth the effort. If I am going to attempt to do another rabble I think I will give all the shields the same colour scheme and pattern as it will save loads of time!

I have also finished my first orc tracker miniature. Hes a really old savage orc by Citadel but fits in with some of the concept art from the old Anvil magazine. The orc trackers will be filling the scout/skirmisher function in the orc horde and will allow for some interesting new rules.


Orc Tracker


Shield Detail

In other news I have got the draft versions of about half of the orc warbeasts and new infantry units completed and will try to set some time aside in the morning to work on completing them and making a start on the remainder of the dwarven units!

All the best!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

650 Point Orc Horde Progress Report 5

Hi!

Just a quick update with a pic of my lesser goblin rabble. Its taken me a few hours to get this far and Ive only finished about a quarter of the shields. I suspect that it will be mid week by the time the rabble are complete!

I am trying to make sure the rabble fit in with the rest of my force by keeping the shields a mixture of mainly green and yellow with a few other colours mixed in here and there to add a bit of interest. Its proving to be a fun job (if a little time consuming!) and the rabble by Sassenach over on the Scotia-Grendel forum has been a real inspiration as the amazing job of managing to paint each shield differently with everything from Super Mario to the Mona Lisa! While I am not going to attempt anything quite so impressive, I do want to keep a bit of the chaotic rabble madness!


Rabble WIP!

I have also played a small skirmish game between my orcs and the dwarves. It resulted in a small orc victory with the dwarves being almost wiped out and their mighty Thunderhammer battletank got chewed on by my carnosaurs.

The game was loads of fun, although it took about two hours to play as I was constantly having to refer back to the rulebook but no more than ususal when trying out a new game. I have noted a few items needing work which I will add to the Scotia-Grendel forums Leviathan Errata thread but they are nothing major, just a few bits needing clarification!

I took loads of notes but no pics as some of the units were unpainted. I will get them written up and draw up some maps and add a full battle report as time allows!

All the best!

Saturday, 11 July 2009

650 Point Orc Horde Progress Report 4

Hi!

Well it only took an extra day to do but I have completed my orc infantry unit (it couldnt really be classed as an orc horde without any orcs after all!)


Orc Infantry!

The miniatures are a mixture of Heartbreaker (still available from both Spirit Games and Ral Partha Europe) and a single orc hero whos an old Citadel miniature which I picked up from Gateshead Gaming.

The unit is probably a bit heavily armoured but when their opponents are going to be dwarves they are going to need all the protection they can get!

I am making a start on the lesser goblin rabble next as the miniature is too tempting to have a go at!

All the best!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

650 Point Orc Horde Progress Report 3

Hi!

Its another mini update! I have got my goblin archer unit finished and the harpoon marker painted up too! There is still a bit to be done on the bases but they are more or less complete!


A goblin and the Harpoon!


The Completed Goblin Unit!

It remains to be seen how effective the unit will be against he dwarves heavier armour but a couple of games should determine how they should be used and if they need some extra numbers!

The orcs SHALL be done tomorrow even if I have to glue myself to my chair!

All the best!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

650 Point Orc Horde Progress Report 2

Hi!

Well Its been a bit of a busy day so not much painting has been done. Saying that I did manage to paint another goblin archer and undercoated an orc harpoon marker which I plan on using to replace cardboard counters as it looks better. I also finished off the two other goblin archers bases and heres a pic of my goblin archer unit. Ive got one more to do but am sure the unit will be completed tomorrow!


Goblin Archers!

The miniatures are a mixture of the old citadel regiments plastics and Heartbreaker. I believe both were sculpted by Kev Adams. I have some more archers to form a larger unit at a later stage which consist of a mixture of the old citadel and heartbreaker miniatures by both Kev Adams and Bob Olley which will look good once finished but they wont be seeing action till Ive got to the 1500+ points stage!

All the best!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

650 Point Orc Horde Progress Report 1

Hi!

Well its been a fairly productive day (for me anyway!) Ive got the bases completed and shields done for all my painted orcs, completed the bases for my lesser goblin wartower, based my two orc carnosaurs and even managed to paint a couple of goblins!


Blurry Goblins!

Apologies for the pictures quality! I will re-take it in the morning! I will try and get the two remaining goblin archers done tomorrow as well and hope to make a start on the last couple of orc infantry as well which will leave me with the fun stuff to do on the run up to the weekend.

All the best!

Monday, 6 July 2009

650 Point Orc Horde!

Hi!

As promised heres a pic of my 650 point orc horde.


The Horde!

The force consists of the following:

1 Level 2 orc khan, medium armour, shield, 2 hand weapons

5 orcs with light armour, shields, hafted weapons, standard

6 goblins with shortbows

6 goblins with hand weapons and shields

2 orc carnosars, light armour, hand weapons and shields

1 lesser goblin rabble!

The horde comes to 650 points exactly and contains the required selections of one orc khan, two goblin units and one orc unit. I have found that following the force structure from the book is totally impossible as collecting a legal force at this level just wont work. Its looking like I will have to do a bit of work to create a more usable force structure.

At present the force listing may work when creating larger forces of 1500 points or above but otherwise its just a bit too simplistic. The force I selected will probably need re-doing as the lesser goblin rabble doesnt really fit in but I just wanted an excuse to paint one up!

I will post an update of my progress tomorrow (hopefully with both the goblin infantry units complete!) I hope to have the force completed by this time next week so wish me luck!

Next off it will be a case of cracking on with the 650 points of dwarves!

All the best!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Dwarven Heraldry

Hi!

Ive been pondering making a start on my dwarves and am trying to decide on a colour scheme for them. The dwarves pictured in the Leviathan rulebook tend towards pinks and blues which isnt really my idea of what a dwarf should be dressed in, Instead I am taking the old imperial dwarves from past editions of fantasy battle as my guide and want to go for something suitably regimented to tie them all in and that makes their war machines stand out from other forces.

To help me decide I am starting to run a new poll for the month with some possible colour schemes.

In other news I have got most of my painted goblins bases finished now along with my lesser goblin wartower. I will post a pic of the entire 650 point warband featuring the entire line up both painted and unpainted. Over the coming days I will add a new pic each evening of the group showing my progress!

All the best!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Gobbos!

Hi!

Heres some more pics of my current project:


Goblin Infantry


Carnodon Conversion


Goblin Archers!

As you can see the goblin archers are half done now and along with the swordsmen cover my two required goblin units for my force. Its looking like I will need 650 points per side to play a legal game and once my orc infantry are done I will just need to get a couple of carnosaurs painted to represent a small raiding party.

The carnodon rider is a slightly butchered goblin wolf rider by Marauder Miniatures which I got off ebay some time ago. I had been a bit concerned that he wouldnt work as a rider for the small goblin beasts but he looks rather good. I decided against using the goblin rider supplied with the carnodons as they were just too big and look more like orcs (oddly the resin goblin legs which are cast as part of the beast have five tows on one foot but only four on the other!)

I will try to update the progress of my 650 point force as I go!

Comparing Stuff

Hi!

Well Im back in Worcester and have finally managed to get chance to update the blog a bit!

Its been FAR too ho to do any painting over the last couple of days but heres a pic showing the various sized beasts Ive completed for my orc horde so far:


Group Shot!

In the background theres the mighty Titanosaur, the middle has a Necrosaur with harpoon and the front has the Carnosaur. I also added an orc and a goblin to give some impression of the scale of the beasts!

I will try and get the rest of the horde glued together so I can add a group shot of the lot of them this evening. After finding how good the lesser goblins banners look I am planning on adding some more impressive ones to the Titanosaur to mark it as the Khans personal warbeast.

Plans for today are to mount the lesser goblin beast and get its basing done and get some of my notes written up!

All the best!

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Holiday Update!

Hi!

Well I am still on holiday but am returning to Worcester tomorrow and will be starting work on the Earthpower supplement draft and hope to have it finished within the next month. During this time I also plan on cracking on with some painting so there will be lots of daily updates showing an assortment of stuff (including a group shot of my mighty orc horde!)

I am aiming towards having all the missing rules covered, especially magic and fliers but also including new units for existing factions and introducing a new one, in the form of the goblins. I am trying to stick to forces which are actually available at present as they actually have a miniature range. The new units are going to be easily convertable from existing miniatures to make them playable without going to the extremes of having to scratch build a new model for each of them.

I am still working on concept art for the Children of the Worm and the Knights of the Eternal Light and hope to publish armylists and background material for each force on a monthly basis. This means that I will have the Earthpower supplement available from the end of July, The Children of the Worm available from the end of August and the Knights of the Eternal Light following on in September.

I also plan on working on the Sea Devils and the Horned Folk, the Lizardmen and the Harpies, not to mention the Daughters of Leviathan as time allows but it may take a while to get them ready!

I will update the blog tomorrow with a pile of pics and some more reviews to tide folks over!

All the best!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Sneak Peek!

Hi!

Heres a quick sneak peak at what I am taking back to Worcester as part of my Leviathan project (and its not including the painted stuff Im taking as well!)


Tons of Stuff!

As you can see Ive got enough stuff to keep me going until at least the end of my summer holidays!

I now have enough stuff to field a truly massive orc horde, a large dwarven army and even a few barbarians and elves to act as a mercenary contingent. While I am painting the stuff up I will attempt to get rules written up for the new units, monsters and characters and get them all compiled onto a single PDF which will contain the rough draft of the Earthpower supplement too.

All the best!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

A Bit Of A Rest!

Hi!

Ive taken a bit of a break from painting Leviathan stuff to have a crack at painting something a bit smaller. Its still yellow but its one of the plastic mechs from the new battletech starter set and pics of it can be found on my old blog which I have refurbished a bit. Its in my links panel under Battletech Gubbins.

I am off on holiday on Wednesday so wont be able to update the site for a week or so. Before then I will try and get a couple more reviews up and some more stuff painted. On my return to Worcester I will take a crack at finishing my Eye of Gorath and painting up a Gorathosaur, not to mention a whole load of other bits and pieces ranging from concept art to new rules and more painted stuff!

All the best!

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Dwarven Artillery Review!

Hi!

As I am now the proud owner of quite a few dwarf pieces I thought it would be a plan to review some of them so am starting with the artillery!

Dwarven Great Gun

The model comes in two pieces, the main body of the cannon and the dragon headed maw. As per usual with Grendel models there seem to be few, if any mould lines and no air bubbles. The cannons detailing is fantastic from its mighty sculpted dragon head to the runes placed around its length.


A Mighty Cannon!

This is a model I am really looking forward to painting as it will look fantastic once its completed! For those players of Fantasy Battle this would make an excellent siege cannon for the dwarves as its far better, not to mention BIGGER than any other cannon out there! My only complaint about the kit is the lack of crew figures. I think I will have some real difficulty finding crew for the kit as no one produces an artillery crew by itself and I dont want to have to make do with GW plastics. I may well have to make do with performing some conversion work on some existing dwarves!

The Good Stuff:

Its HUGE!
The model is really nicely sculpted and really matches the concept art from the book.
The intimidation factor for ones opponents would be great (especially if you plan on fielding a battery of them!

The Bad Stuff:

It may be a bit too big for some people!
The lack of crew is very annoying!

All in all though the great gun is a fantastic piece of kit and well worth the money (Its only £5.99!)

Dwarven Mortar

This is another nice kit, its pretty huge and has a ton of complicated looking cogs and gears to allow it to swivel and turn in a pleasingly steam punkish sort of way, there are lots of nice details ranging from the runic script on the turntable to the crewman having a telescope perched next to him! Again the model is fairly free of defects and bubbles. The kit comes in two pieces, the turntable and the mortar itself.


A Mighty Mortar!

The model is described as being a dwarven mortar and while everything seems to fit this description, the crew model lets it down as it looks far too human proportioned to fit as a dwarf. I plan on enclosing the position so its not too much of a problem but its a shame that so many nice details are having to be covered (for example the crewman is cranking the turntable and the already mentioned telescope)

The Good Stuff:

Its a nice big mortar position and is very original looking.
Lots of detail that will paint up nicely.

The Bad Stuff:

Only one crewman and hes not even a dwarf!

Again its real value for money and will paint up really nicely but the not dwarf crewman is a real shame! I could actually see this model as a dwarf made machine being fielded by a human (and possibly evil) force.

The VORTEX SPELL EATING MACHINE!

This is a very nice piece of kit and possibly one of the most unusual looking contraptions available to the dwarves! It comes in five pieces, three legs, the base unit with main machine and the dragon skull on top. The kit I got is second hand and a bit dusty with a few bits of loose resin needing cleaned out of the crevices but is otherwise free of defects. The model is absolutely packed with details ranging from arcane dwarven technology to odd jewels and even a very portly dwarf crewman peering through a viewing device and lots of intricately sculpted detailing. The whole machine looks a bit Flash Gordon to be which is a plus!


The Machines Front!


Rear View With Crew


The Good Stuff:

The model looks amazing and totally original!
Its got a crewman who looks like a dwarf!
Will paint up amazingly!

The Bad Stuff

Not currently covered by the Leviathan rules.

If I wasnt painting goblins at the moment I suspect I would be painting this model as its fantastic! I suspect with its combination of technology, magic and engineering it would make for a really challenging project to paint it. Although it doesnt currently have rules in Leviathan I am working on a fan supplement which covers magic and a ton of new units for each faction so hope to be able to use the machine as part of my dwarven army at some point!

If and when I get round to painting it I suspect I will try and use some magnets with the kit which will allow it to turn to fire rather than being a static piece!

I hope to be able to post a pic of my goblin archers at some point over the weekend and then I may have a bash at something a bit different!

All the best!

Friday, 19 June 2009

Leviathan Repaint Part 13!

Hi!

Well heres the finished lesser goblin wartower!


The Wartower!

I added the banner poles with a crows nest to identify it as a command element and the addition of a plastic gargoyle from my bits box and a couple of old Citadel snotlings to make it stand out a bit more. As a side effect the crows news will allow the lesser goblin crew to attack even a titanosaurs howdah in close combat!


Spotters!

I decided to keep away from an overly bright banner (I had originally decided to do a bright yellow and green pattern) as I felt the somewhat grubby brown better suited the lesser goblins. The pattern is based on the simple stickmen imagery from the concept art and features several small figures (presumably lesser goblins) and a larger horned and clawed figure of Gorath!


Another Shot

Well now that the lesser goblin wartower is done I suppose I need to look at getting some more of my stuff painted and judging by the poll which I have been running over the last month or so people want to see goblin infantry and a Gorathosaur. As my Gorathosaurs are still in Worcester I will have to settle for some goblin infantry for the time being. Hopefully I will be able to add a couple of pics of my goblin archer unit over the course of the weekend (Its going to be a nice change from painting really big resin models!)

All the best!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Leviathan Repaint Part 12

Hurrah!

The painting is almost complete now with only a few small bits to complete him, namely the three lesser goblins occupying the crows nest and the banners! Im hopeful of completing the best by tomorrow which will leave me with the finishing touch of adding a plasticard base.


The Completed Howdah!


The Revolting Crew!

Ive taken a pic of the lesser goblin wartower next to the centipede to give an impression of the scale too:


Beasties!

I will try to get an updated image of the completed project posted some time tomorrow!

All the best!

An Unexpected Delivery!

Hi!

I got a bit of a surprise this morning when the postman delivered a weighty package of miniatures in the form of a load of snotlings and assorted goodness from Andy!

Amongst the goblins I found a rather nice giant centipede produced by Grendel. As it was already undercoated I thought I would take a bit of a break from painting the lesser goblin wartower and painted it up!


Giant Centipede!

I plan on basing it with some goblins with spears to prod it in the general direction of the enemy (accompanied by a small herd of lesser goblins to brighten up the base!)

Again thanks to Andy for sending me even more stuff!

All the best!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Leviathan Repaint Part 11

Hi!

Well Im almost there! The carnosaur is finished and Ive got two sides of the howdah painted!


Getting There!

The sheer amount of detail in the howdah with its swarm of lesser goblins wielding all manner of weapons was a bit daunting to begin with but is turning out quite nicely.


The Revolting Crew!


Another View of the Goblins

Ive really enjoyed painting up the lesser goblin wartower thus far and I think its going to look good as part of a larger unit of lesser goblin warbeasts (If and when I get round to painting them!) Until then it is a nice, reasonably cheap and entertaining looking monster addition to my orc horde.

I suspect that at games of 500-750 points it will get a regular outing as part of my army!

All the best!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Leviathan Repaint Part 10

Hi!

Well Ive finally got the warbeast finished!


Warbeast Side View


Another View of the Beast!


Rear View!

I managed to drop him which broke off several spikes but a quick application of superglue seems to have sorted it (after a great deal of wailing and gnashing of teeth!)

Next up its the howdah!

All the best!

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Leviathan Repaint Part 9!

Hi!

Well the Durham wargames show was quite a success! I managed to pick up a few more goblins and more importantly some orc crew for my warbeasts!

Many thanks to Andy (aka Manic-miner on the Scotia-Grendel forum) for trading me a horde of leviathan goodies! I now have a very respectable number of dwarven vehicles to unleash mayhem on the hapless orcs (or more likely the goblin shield!)

The show itself was quite interesting to have a rummage round and special mention goes to the fantastic pirate game being run upstairs there. I wish I had taken my camera as the board was visually stunning!

But without further ado heres a couple of pics of my lesser goblin wartower:


Not Much Progress!


Almost Visible Beady Eyes!

As you can see Ive only managed to finish the head and thats taken me almost an entire week! I blame this on the sunshine and barbeques and not my lazyness. Still I think that the rest of the beast itself should be doable in a single session while the howdah is going to be the most time consuming as its literally packed with detail!

The model itself is really starting to pull together and despite my half hearted attempts to strip the previous paint off it, it doesnt seem to have suffered too badly. The detail is still there and really shows up with the application of a layer of ink. Hopefully by this time next week when I nip off to Newcastle for my hols I will be able to finish him (at least thats the plan!)

All the best!

Friday, 12 June 2009

Durham Wargames Show!

Hi!

I am off to the Durham wargames show tomorrow to see if I can find some second hand stuff to add some infantry (and indeed warbeast crew) to my orcs, goblins, dwarves and elves! My primary objective is to find myself a decent number of old citadel orcs to flesh out my infantry and find some crew figures for my necrosaur. After that I quite fancy seeing if I can get a few more goblins to beef up my infantry units, especially the swordsmen who are currently under strength. I also need to find a couple of snotlings or lesser goblins to mount in my wartowers crows nest and to add some extra interest to some of my bases.

Ive also just received some chainmail miniatures from the US and after having a quick rummage have found some nice bits and pieces, especially for my orcs and dwarves (theres a couple of rather decent small constructs to make a new unit for my technomancer to lead!)

I will post an update tomorrow on how I got on at the show and plan on getting a bit of painting done this afternoon on the lesser goblin wartower!

All the best!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Leviathan Repaint Part 8

Hi!

Well painting is finally underway! Thus far Ive just undercoated the wartower, stuck on the basecoat of yellow and given it a layer of orange ink to bring out the scales.


Painting In Progress!

After the ink has dried I plan on giving it another was of red ink in some of the recesses to bring some shading into it. After that its time for the black armoured plates!

Hopefully I will be able to get a couple of updates to this post during the course of today!

All the best!

Mid Day Update!

Hi!

Heres the latest pic of my painting process with the black scales having been blocked in and the shading added to the yellow areas:


Black Stuff!

I hope to have the yellow areas highlighted by the end of this evening and then start work on the scales and spikes...

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Leviathan Repaint Part 7

Hi!

Well Ive just finished working on the wartower and once the greenstuff has dried will have to set about painting him!


The Constructed Wartower!


Another View!

I decided to simply add some scales to the carnosaurs head rather than going for anything more complex as it would have added yet more time to the project!


A More Complete View!

I have given the unit a twin standard pole to mark it as a command unit and theres a small platform for a lesser goblin to stand on one side and a strange little gargoyle to perch on the other. At present I still need a metal lesser goblin to take the position (I plan on getting hold of a snotling from GW to fill the slot!) but am going to make a start on the painting as I really want to get on with the task!

All the best!

Titanic Terrain!

Hi!

Alas I havent started painting the lesser goblin wartower yet but have got some scenery completed in the form of a fairly large tree!

As the leviathan setting is post apocalyptic I decided to give any vegetation I made a sickly and decaying look (the background material in the book mentions giant forests of mushrooms which appears and disappears overnight and the very landscape being twisted) With this in mind I made my first tree look like its been badly infected with large fungus growths on it and the bark peeling off to reveal a strange glowing interior!


The Trunk With A Goblin Archer For Scale!


The Tree!

I needed to make some seriously large terrain for the game as the monsters and vehicles in it are so large but still needed some way of being concealed from the opposition. I have a second tree underway and am also pondering making some stone pillars such as those shown on the cover of the rulebook.

I have also almost finished work on adding scales to the wartower and hope to be able to start painting it soon! (Yes I know I said I would start it over the weekend but its taken longer than expected to get the scales done!)

All the best!

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Leviathan Repaint Part 6

Hi!

Well Ive finally got the spikes added to the wartower!


Spiky!

I think I need to add a couple more on the flanks of the carnosaur to make it look a bit better but thus far its going quite well! I am also pondering on giving him an armoured crest like a triceratops to further re-enforce his heavily armoured look (it will allow me to add more spikes and horns on him but we shall see how he looks once the howdah has been added!)


Another Spiky View!


More Spikes!

The next stage as already mentioned is his head but Im still unsure as to what to do with it so I plan on doing a bit of experimenting with him today to see how he develops. The howdah also needs looking at as I have to add banner poles and a crowsnest which isnt too big a job and just maybe I will be able to start painting him tomorrow!

All the best!