Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The new site is now up and can be found at All future posts will be posted there but this site will remain open and the archives here will remain to avoid problems with links on other sites.

The week should see most of the content up and the new authors introducing themselves for real. Please be patient with us as we'll be tweaking the site and working on the design.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pollyfilla basing

I just stumbled upon this little gem: LilLegend Studios. It has a lot of interesting things about painting that's way out of my league but also some very useful low-tech ideas.

Black Ogrun Conversions: Part 1

Since I received the first three Black Ogrun models I've been thinking about what I could do with them. I really want to do away with the whole pirate feel so I dug through my bits looking for "something". I didn't really know what I was looking for but I found it.

Lich Lord Venethrax has some serious cryxian vibes going on and it would be pretty cool if I could steal his sword and a shoulder plate for the Black Ogrun. The sword and gauntlet would be unaltered but the shoulder pad would have the "beak" removed and end up like this.

If I add some grey stuff I think I can get them looking like Cryx versions of Warmongers. I've done some attempts at copying the gear with Easy Mold but it isn't working out well enough. That could be because of my very limited experience with the stuff, but if it doesn't improve I might have to find some other way of casting (If you have ideas, links, guides, whatever I'd love to have them)

They also need harpoons in order to be tournament legal, but the models become really crowded if I add the ones they come with on top of a sword and shoulder armor, not to mention the fact that the harpoons look clumsy and ugly. I did try some Circle Wolf Rider spears on them but they were tiny and I want these guys to look brutal and threatening (since their job is to attract attention and survive it).