Archive for February, 2012

Vanguard Infantry 2

Monday, February 13th, 2012

I finished up the second Vanguard model, and I think I did a better job than the first. I had some issues with the varnishing and with the photography, but the model looks pretty good in person.

I did a much more thorough job highlighting the model overall, and I’m quite pleased with how it all came out. I also tried to make the base clearer, with better gradients. The biggest improvement is the face, which I reduced to a blobby mass on the first model. I finally learned just what people are talking about with multiple (really thin) thin layers of paint, so as not to ruin detail. I also toned down the front arc marking a lot from the prior model. It’s probably a little too subdued now, but I’ll fix that by having the highlighting go all the way up to white in the future, as it does for the hexes on the base.

Journeyman League Week 1

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Games and Stuff is running a Warmachine Journeyman league, and I will be building my Blindwater Congregation Gatorman army. I already own a number of the models I will need, although a few of them are already painted.

Here’s the battlebox-equivalent I’ll be using as the core of my force:

Army Name: Calaban Battlebox Blindwater Congregation 11+6 points, 3 models

Calaban the Grave Walker +6 points

  • Blackhide Wrastler 9 points
  • Ironback Spitter 8 points

Additional Rules

Deploy 2 3″ shallow waters.

Of those models, Calaban and the Ironback Spitter are already painted. I’ll be working on the Wrastler starting this week.

I’m also going to start roughing out plans for the shallow water templates, as I’ve been doing recessed swamp bases, with plans to do use Envirotex Lite for water effects.