The Others: 7 Sins – Abominations of Greed (Proxy Blue Horrors of Tzeentch)

The Others: 7 Sins - Abominations of Greed

Another half-dozen figures from the 7 Sins Kickstarter today. In this case some fleshy little grubs from the “Greed” faction. As with most of the others, I’ve painted them with the Warhammering in mind. So once again, I’ll just quote myself from a month or two ago – I’m not sure what the “official” paint scheme for these is supposed to be, but let’s face it – I gave (and give) zero fucks about the lore of this particular box of miniatures with a game shoehorned onto it. When I first saw them on the Kickstarter page, I had the very thought that stayed with them to conclusion. Proxy Blue Horrors of Tzeentch.

The Others: 7 Sins - Abominations of Greed

Ass, Ass Baby…

Despite their appearance, these models were not painted with GW’s Contrast Paints – they were painted with 2 layers of washes over a pale, fleshy bascoat, though – so essentially the same process. And much the same process I used for many of the not-Nurgle Gluttony guys from 7 Sins as well. Oh, and have I mentioned Vagina Dentata in this post yet? Because, well, just look at their “faces”.

I know there’s the whole “if that’s what you keep seeing, then the issues are with you, not me” argument to be made about a great many things, but my counter to that, is where there’s smoke and also a whole lot of flames coming out of almost every window, then I recon there might just be a fire in there…

I’ve still got both the Avatar and Controller to finish for this next faction to be complete. I suspect that some more Contrast Paint experiemnts might be in store..?

̶K̶h̶o̶r̶n̶e̶ ̶E̶n̶d̶l̶e̶s̶s̶ ̶S̶p̶e̶l̶l̶ Judgement of Khorne: Bleeding Icon (June ’19 Terrain Challenge)

Khorne Endless Spells, Judgement of Khorne: Bleeding Icon

Don’t call it an Endless Spell! Khorne hates spells and magic users! But how can we then achieve parity with the other factions for Khorne? Also, how can we sell players some cool looking endless spell models? Better rename them to something else! Uh… Judgements of Khorne? Ok, job done! So there’s yer backstory.

As for the actial name for this piece… Bleeding Icon? Sounds a bit wussy-Catholic for Warhammer. Bloody Icon would sound a bit better (though still sounding quite Catholic, it’s far less wussy). Maybe it didn’t get the name because it’s too close to light British (and associated) English profanity – as in “Bloody Hell” “Bloody Crap” “Bloody Bastard”, etc, as we use out here. And yep, I got a few of my Khronate models out here to help with the modelling.

Khorne Endless Spells, Judgement of Khorne: Bleeding Icon

The model itself is pretty nice, though it’s basically just a giant Khornate Icon. Despite looking quite simple to paint, it still too me way longer than I’d hoped, mostly due to the overly-fiddly base (fucking skulls everywhere!), but in the end, the model does look good – so I can’t complain too much.

Khorne Endless Spells, Judgement of Khorne: Bleeding Icon

Pretty simple paintwork. Sprayed black, then silver, then washed with Seraphim Sepia twice, then drybrushed with Vallejo Model Air Gold. Blood done in a coupleof shades of red, then overpainted with Blood for the Blood God (appropriate, eh?) and after varnishing, hit with gloss varnish for the nice wet look. I decided against overdoing the blood dripping from every rivet and sluicing down the icon with that semi-random look – preferring just a little smear near the major drips.

Well, that’s one down – three to go for this set!

Oh – and while it’s not technically terrain, I’m going to call this sort of thing valid for Terrain challenges. Because stuff like this (big summoned spell effect thingies) don’t really fit in any better in any other category. Maybe some could also be monsters, I guess. Close enough.

Heartbreaker Ratman Leader with Pistol (Tim Prow)

Heartbreaker Ratman Leader with Pistol 3504

Today’s model is the mate to the Ratman (Not-Skaven) I posted up a few days ago. Once again, sculpted by Tim Prow many years ago for Heartbreaker, and once again, the model is still available today from RPE, I once again have had this figure since it was an actual release by Heartbreaker Hobbies, and have only gotten around to painting it now. Because I’m fast and efficient like that.

Heartbreaker Ratman Leader with Pistol 3504

This time I went for my more usual spot colour of red, as I felt it fit the leader-aspect of this particular model – though being a skaven it’s also a bit of a murky burnt red with chestnut mixed in. While it’s a beaten-up and torn cloak, the presence of embossed skulls along the lower rim means that it’s also no cheap bit of rag to be painted brown, either. My touch of Wudugast yellow on this one is on the dirty lower tabard, and the sculpted skulls on his sheath and greaves are done in a brassy tone with a subtle touch of deep green verdigris. Maybe too subtle, since I can barely see it in the photos.

Another nice model, and not the last of these models that I’ll be painting, though I have another vintage “Wererat” Skaven from Chaz Elliot and then some much more modern Skaven to finish in the pipeline first – but this pair mark my next step in building up a little warband of Skaven, month-by-most-month. I might need a Rat Ogre soon. Or some slaves. Or a warp-firethrower. Or…

Heartbreaker Ratman Champion with Mechanical Hand (Tim Prow) (Mechanismo March ’19)

Heartbreaker Ratman Champion with Mechanical Hand Tim Prow

Today I start showing the models I finished this month(!) with one of the off-brand Skaven I kinda previewed during my review of the AK Interactive Spray Primers recently. Sculpted by Tim Prow many years ago for Heartbreaker, the model is still available today from RPE (Ral Partha Europe – who confusingly, apparently have no current connection to Ral Partha). I’m also counting this one towards Mechanismo March as the Mechanical Arm/Not-Powerfist is a pretty integral part of the model.

Heartbreaker Ratman Champion with Mechanical Hand Tim Prow

I was a little stuck originally about the colours to use on his clothing, as I really haven’t come up with an “army colour” for my Skaven (let’s face it – it’ll probably overall be a melange of earthy, muddy greens and browns) but I did want to use a more interesting colour on this guy – and what better to use than yellow as a nod to Wudugast, who has been chipping away at his yellow-themed Skaven army for the last couple of years and sharing them on his blog. which helped serve as an inspiration to me actually managing to finish my Plague Censer Bearers recently, and now, along with Alex’s AoS challenge this one and his fellows (one still very WIP).

AoS 1st Ed Khorne Blood Warrior Hero (Armoured April ’19, Discount Gorechosen Revisited)

AoS 1st Ed Khorne Blood Warrior Hero

It’s been a good while since I started this guy – with the intention of using him as a proxy model for Vexnar the Reaper in our games of Gorechosen. Why a proxy? Simply put, I wanted to get in some proper practice before starting in on the rather expensive and very nice “official” models that came in the box. Similar to the previous proxy model I’d painted, but with a slight *cough* delay between models.

AoS 1st Ed Khorne Blood Warrior Hero

AoS 1st Ed Khorne Blood Warrior Hero

Anyway, I’ve finally gotten this guy done. And while he fits nicely enough into Armoured April, the impetus was just as much seeing it on the desk and just making myself get the bloody thing finished.

AoS 1st Ed Khorne Blood Warrior Hero

AoS 1st Ed Khorne Blood Warrior Hero

I’m pretty satisfied with how the model came out overall. The only real thing that bothers me is the teeth on his skull-helm look a little like a comedy moustache from a distance at time, which is probably not what The Blood God intended. There’s a slight conversion going on here, in the form of a weapon swap. He’s had his Katar-shield replaced with a hammer from one of the plastic Dwarf kits – it works both as a direct reference to Vexnar – armed with an axe and warhammer – and as a piece of looted war booty. After all, if you’re going to use a warhammer stolen from a foe, a dwarven hammer is the way to go, right?

AoS 1st Ed Khorne Blood Warrior Hero, Champions of Khorne

As a final little thing, and a shout-out to all Science-guys from Germany, I have a shot of most of my main Khorne Champion-types from the last couple of years. Skulls for the Skull Throne!

Skaven Plague Censer Bearer Unit (Alex’ Tale-of-AoS-Gamers Challenge, Squad: March! ’19, Gender-Ambiguous Model Painting Challenge 19)

Skaven Plague Censer Bearers

And here’s the unit that goes with yesterday’s Skaven hero for the AoS challenge. As with the hero model, these models were absolute cunts to paint and really not fun at all. They’ve butted up against a ton of Neglected Model and Unit Challenge months over the past year, with no success. As I said in yesterday’s post, the fur+skin style is the opposite of enjoyable to paint, so I hope I don’t come across any more of this generation of metal skaven models in my box’o’skaven, even if I’m actually pretty satisfied with the final product.

Skaven Plague Censer Bearers

Fist-bump to Wudugast as well here – his relentless work in painting and sharing his own skaven has been the biggest thing causing the constant niggle to keep on trying to get these done. And finally(!) – I got there. Thanks for the inspiration, mate!

Skaven Plague Censer Bearers

Group shot to conclude! No more for Alex’ AoS challenge this month unfortunately (despite my best plans), and the Round-Ups will be delayed a little this month. More on that later, though. (I’m typing this on Saturday evening).

Monday Edit – Also, another couple of submissions for Monster March just need photographing, then they’ll be going up in the next couple of days!

Skaven Plague Censer Bearer Champion (Alex’ Tale-of-AoS-Gamers Challenge)

Skaven Plague Censer Bearer Champion

What? Who has gamer ADHD? Yeah, well… today’s model is one that’s been serially neglected for a couple of years since I got it with a batch of models off of eBay. I unfortunately found this model and the other skaven of a similar nature complete motherfuckers to paint. The semi-furred style that replaces Jes Goodwin’s fully-furred skaven, combined with a fuckload of details just made this style of Skaven a nightmare to paint. It scrubbed up pretty well in the end and I’m pretty happy with the final results, but it wasn’t an experience I enjoyed or wish to repeat anytime soon. Or ever, to be more blunt.

Skaven Plague Censer Bearer Champion

Anyway, because reasons I’ll go into later one way or another, I didn’t manage to get any of the other models I originally hoped to completed for the very cool concept of growing a few small AoS warbands. I have the next batch of dark elves primed, as they have been for a couple of weeks now – and the beastmans shaman still sits untouched since January, and the next few savage orcs have had a small amount done to them, but we’ll have to see how April pans out. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back into the swing of things.