Well my first model from the Age of Sigmar starter box is finally complete. It was a really nice change of pace to paint something that wasn’t Space Marines. I have never really painted a mounted model, with the exception of some bretonians, so it was really cool to paint a cool Dracoth and a mighty Lord Celestant at the same time. I used mostly dry brushing techniques for the Dracoth and the gold armor, with a mix of washes and highlights. I decided to go with a more verdant landscape as opposed to the thick black/grey gravel that I’ve been using for my Ultramarines. Not too thrilled by how the Stone the Dracoth is standing on came out, but I didn’t want the stone to be grey and blend in too much with the Dracoth. I think it came out decent. There was a lot of white to paint on this and I used a few different techniques for it, the cape was just Uthuan grey then a highlight of Vallejo white, and the cloth on the Dracoth, and Vandus’ plume were done with a wash of Drakenhof Nightshade and then a layer of Ceramite white on the raised hairs. I like the contrast, I know some people would do a more suddle shadow, but I like the way the dark recesses look, and it makes the hairs pop. All in all I think it was a good start to my entry into Age of Sigmar, and I am super pumped to start on Korghos Khul, The Might Lord of Khorne next. Stay tuned for that. And please feel free to follow me on Instagram as I’ve decided to start posting WIP shot of the Minis I showcase on my Blog. If not you can still see all my completed work here.
Ive been reading and watching and listening to alot about age of sigmar in the last few months and I’ve finally decided to take the plunge. On this past Wednesday I had some money burning a hole in my pocket so of course I stopped by my local games workshop store looking to pick up the age of sigmar starter box. I actually ended up staying there for over an hour talking to the manager? Idk what his title would be considering hes the one and only guy who works there, ya know with the whole one man store thing. But anyway he played a demo game with me using the starter box stuff thats on display and used for demos… makes sense right? And I had a really good time. It’s similar enough to 40k for it to not be something totally new but different enough to feel fresh and new. I really like the static hit and wound characteristics. That simplifies things alot. The whole warscroll thing is neat. All your info nice and consolidated right there for you. And of course you can’t forget the awesome new “fantasy” models that not only come in the starter box but all the other new models they’ve come out with in the last year or so. I love how you can play with points or without. The games can be small skirmishes or full blown epic battles. Now what army do I plan on choosing to start off this endeavor? Well thats the hard part, sort of… the box set comes with stormcast eternals and the khorne bloodbound, so I will probably end up going with one of those for simplicitys sake, and because those would probably be the ones id choose anyway. I’m leaning towards the bloodbound because I really like painting red and I dont get that many chances to do that. Plus the models are awesome and there are a ton of choices. There are for the Stormcast as well so thats not a great example. Im still a bit torn. So ill probably paint up both forces and see how it goes. I love both armies so its going to be a tough choice… I’ll get it figured out. But anyway just thought I’d put my thoughts out there, and you can look forward to some posts about some age of sigmar hobby progress. I’ll probably start the mighty lord of khorne first just because as cool as Vandus Hammerhand is on his dracoth, there’s just something about that khorne lord holding back his pet flesh hound as its jumping up ready to rip someone’s face off.