Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery – Endless Spells: Soulsnare Shackles (Dec? 2019)

Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery - Endless Spells: Soulsnare Shackles

A couple (well, three) more Endless Spell models for today’s catch-up post. I’m pretty sure these were painted in early December last year, but they could also have been done in late November. They’re pretty simple, just some animated chains. I didn’t really grok the rusty chains look that GW used, considering that these are magical, summoned chains – so I wanted a more “magical” scheme for them – and one that would stand out nicely from the ruddy browns that I tend to use for my fantasy bases.

Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery - Endless Spells: Soulsnare Shackles

For a change, I didn’t use Contrast Paints on these – instead I sprayed them with metallic blue as a base (probably over silver and/or black – it was too long ago to remember properly now). They were then drybrushed with successively brighter shades of iron, then silver, then I washed them back down with blue-black, and then a final re-high-light of silver.

Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery - Endless Spells: Soulsnare Shackles

The models of these chains are coming out of (obviously magical) mini-chasms in the ground underneath, and so I used crackle texture paint on the raised dirt around the edges to create badly cracked earth to better integrate the models with their own bases, and then when I felt the black looked too plain and boring, filled them with white and then Nihilakh Oxide to create the impression of a magical blue glow in the rends in the earth that these chains are spawning from. Of course, I could have gone to town with OSL and all the rest, but to me that felt a lot like absolute overkill considering what these models are, and are for.

Pretty simple, but decently effective. Much like Cyndi Lauper said about the Goonies, they’re good enough for me. So yay ya ya ya yeah.

23 thoughts on “Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery – Endless Spells: Soulsnare Shackles (Dec? 2019)

  1. Wellll, they might not be a highly detailed goblin or a tattooed dwarf…but I think they are pretty damned cool. That metal work is pretty stunning with the colors and highlights. I also am a fan of these spell minis that GW/Wizards of the Coast have been putting out. I’m not a fan of the prices, but they are really interesting for adding some visual interest to the tabletop. Great job mate!

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    • Thanks Roger. I’ve just about finished an olf Realm of Chaos-era Slaanesh Champion as well. Not a hugely bondage-based model, but there *are* some leather sleeves involved, and a slightly-gimp-esque helmet…


    • Thanks John – I feel like spells (even summoned-type spells) should stand out a bit on the table rather than blend in as out terrain features often do, so bright works for me on these things!

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    • Thank you Pete – they just felt like they’d look silly with either my normal panted-sand basing or even the slightly soft-sculpt of the plastic rends, so at least this way it kinda looks sorta-feasble. Or more than the other options at least! 😉

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  2. The magical effect comes to life on these. I think these are kind of odd sculpts (imagine explaining what these are to someone who doesn’t wargame) but I think you took them and made them look cool. Those sharp looking bases certainly don’t hurt!

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    • Thanks mate – I think the simplest explanation for a non-wargamer would be the best one. “They’re magical chains, because fantasy game.” Admittedly, I haven’t read any of the fluff around these endless spells, so that’s about the extent of my own knowledge of them anyway! 😉

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