WarCry Catacombs: Gates Pt.1

WarCry Catacombs: Gates

I was pretty happy with how the WarCry Catacombs Bridges turned out, so following getting those done back in September, I decided to paint up some of the gates in a similar style. First up were the “Skull” gates. Ok, sure, I realise that each and every one of the gates in this set could easily be called “Skull gates, but work with me here a little, willya? These to be seem to the the skullingmost of the various Skull gates. They come in the flavours of “open” and “closed” and feature a significant amount of real estate that reads as metal, yet has cracks – as though through stone.

WarCry Catacombs: Gates

As you can see, I simply disregarded the stone element and painted the edges as metal. The skulls also feature the same skull-cracks across the two… sculpts? So I simply painted them as two pairs – open and closed. One with metallic red insets and one with a more brassy finish.

WarCry Catacombs: Gates

I also really liked the effect of the bluish, verdigris-looking gates as shown on sceencaps from a video by a YouTuber called Tabletop Skirmish Games, so I had a look at his video and did something similar, though mine turned out a bit bluer which I’m still quite happy with. When I get a bit more time, I’ll undoubtedly check out some of his other videos and see what he’s got up there.

When I get a bit more time, I’ll undoubtedly check out some of his other videos and see what he’s got up there. In the meantime there’s a link to his channel and also to the video that spawned the Google Image Search screencaps.

WarCry Catacombs: Gates

So that gave me another six pieces of terrain for September’s bounty. I’ve only got another four of these gates to go – 2x two more sculpts, so hopefully I’ll have time to work on them in October with everything else going on…

WarCry Catacombs: Gates, Slaangor Chosen of Slaanesh, Slaanesh Beastmen

And finally, here’s a scale shot. I’m featuring some Slaves to Darkness-era followers of Slaanesh today since the size models have been pretty Khornate lately.

HQ Resin: Space Colony Barricades – Polish Resin #9

HQ Resin: Space Colony Barricades

Now this is a post series that’s been dormant for some time! I’ll just recycle this text from my last post… (it’ll all make sense pretty quickly!)

HQ Resin: Space Colony Barricades

̶L̶a̶s̶t̶ ̶Y̶e̶a̶r̶ three years ago, after seeing some impressive Not-Shadespire terrain on mcmattillaminis site, I got all excited and asked him where he got them, and then went to the website to order myself a set or two of those models! Well, as so often happens with some of these small places, the promised despatch time for *cough* “in-stock” items blew out by several weeks and then when they eventually got here, some of the enthusiasm had dulled. So while I started a bunch of ruins shortly afterward, nothing has yet gotten to the point of completion. I did however manage to get a few models from the little baggie of freebies they gave me to apologise for the slow despatch (after several of my “uh… you said a few days 2 weeks ago?”-type emails). This Barricade usually comes as part of a larger set in the “HQ Resin” line. The mesh cutout on the “Rhino doors” part of the barricade isn’t repeated on the back, so I had to paint one in. I’ll have to add a line down the middle as well so that the carpet matches the drapes, so to speak…

HQ Resin: Space Colony Barricades

Basically, this thing sat around from when I received it until very recently, when I sprayed it, then pulled my finger out and painted it. It’s a nice little piece. A simple one and very much in the vein of what most hobbyists can make themselves, but regardless – it’s a pretty good bit of terrain.