Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery – Endless Spells: Umbral Spellportal (Contrast Paint Experiment #13)

Age of Sigmar Malign Sorcery Endless Spells Umbral Spellportal

A quick one today, we have the Umbral Spellportal(s) from the AoS Maligh Sorcery box set, which I am (VERY) slowly working my way through…

Age of Sigmar Malign Sorcery Endless Spells Umbral Spellportal

The paintjobs were pretty straightforward, even if they took me forever because I was being pretty careful. This time it was a sprayed base coat of Grey Seer, with a zenithal overspray with white. Contrast Aethermatic Blue (diluted with medium) over the top of that, one side at a time laid flat and not glued to the base to get that depth rather than havint he contrast all go down to the bottom of the models. Careful down-only drybrush with white to re-highlight the “tops” of the “flames”. Varnished to protect the WIP, then the gold was carefully picked out, then washed, drybrushed, and then job done. Shame it took me about three months to get them done.

Age of Sigmar Malign Sorcery Endless Spells Umbral Spellportal

Baturally, it wasn’t until I was writing the post when I looked up their effects (and the names of the bloody things, to be quite honest) and found that they’re actually spell portals rather than people portals, so the Khorne guys above are using them incorrectly to shoot ahead by about 12 feet. Ah well. I’ll live.

̶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.