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Storm Eagle - Work In Progress*: The Storm Eagle has Landed

Part three of the Storm Eagle build. It's all about the paint today. I know that this was my March project, and in honesty it did get finished and delivered in March, just only now getting around to sticking up a post about it.  Next time I'll show you all what I've been getting up to in April. Anyway. Here the photo dump.  Cockpit details Little Mens! Base coated in a mid grey. Preshaded in black. Just in the recesses. Doesn't need to be super neat. Then lightly dusted with black again, letting the midgrey show through. The preshade should give us a nice mottled/faded in look to the black. Done with the airbrush A very light drybrush of the midgrey just to bring out the edges.  I think it worked out ok. Door Details Top down The nose guns I've left off and can be swapped out depending on the mission Adding some Imperial Inquisition Red bits.  Now the fun begins, weathering! Paint Wear

Frostgrave: They Came From Beyond!

Yes, like the tagline to a 50's movie this time we're all about things that "Came From Beyond!" as the other half of my Summoner warband coalesces into the world: One of the things about Summoners, I realised during playtesting, was you need a bunch of additional models. If you want a "lowest possible cost" warband, Summoners aren't it. But for me? Oh no, don't make me paint more awesome stuff... As I've tooled my wizard's spells up for being in the Summoner theme, I've got almost all of the ones that allow you to bring in other models for the warband: Summon Demon, Raise Zombie (yeah, still waiting on the zombie) and Familiar all bring extra models to the table. Initially I thought I'd just need one of each of the sizes of demon and a familiar because I'd been thinking of them like the zombie. You can only have one of those. But each spellcaster can control a demon so theoretically you can have two of each size of dem

Frostgrave: Something Wicked This Way Comes...

As regular Bunker Dwellers will know, Maisey has been organising a Frostgrave campaign for a little while. We've done some testing, figured out warbands and got to painting. To my considerable surprise, I've come in last in the "race" to finish warbands. But finished I am! Sort of, nearly, you'll understand later... Thar they blows! A mean band of na'er-do-wells ready to take to the streets of the frozen city in search of riches and hidden knowledge that man was not meant to wot of. Mercifully no-one ever bothers to say what women may not wot of so my wizard is golden as far as the forbidden knowledge is concerned. Speaking of which... Meet Freyja Seshat, Elven (mostly) Summoner and five times winner of Head Covering Monthly's : Least Likely To Wear A Hat award. I had wanted an excuse to paint Hasslefree's lovely Semira Marise model for ages, with Frostgrave, I had the perfect opportunity. I knew the rest of the warband would be in practical,

Storm Eagle - Work In Progress: Part 2

Good day to you all, Not a great deal to say on this one, check back to the first post here  for the background. This is just a quick post covering the remaining building stages. Lots of pictures ahoy: Adding the wing assemblies  Lots of elastic bands, tape, and matchsticks to hold everything in place while the glue sets. So much tape... That doesn't seem to fit Down, down is always an option. A fragile option, but still an option. Would have been a stronger option if I had painted the insides before sticking it all together. Doesn't fit that way either.  So, after some trimming and sanding I finally got it to fit. Oh, and a lot of sprue glued on the inside as a cross brace. Starting to look like the picture on the box. There's a little man in there! Prepping for paint. More prepping. Added a few neat brass etch symbols  All prepped, masked and ready for some paint.