Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery – Prismatic Palisade & Chronomatic Cogs

Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery - Prismatic Palisade & Chronomatic Cogs

Today I’m showing a pair of Endless Spells that I’ve had sitting around since I got the big box, several years ago. The Prismatic Palisade had been started a couple of years ago, while the Chronomatic Cogs were painted quickly in the last few days.

Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery - Prismatic Palisade

The Palisade was largely an early Contrast Paint experiment, while I was still very much learning to blend it into an existing base, so it’s a little rough in the finer blends, which frustrated me at the time. But you know what’s better than an infinitely stalled, imperfect model? A finished, table-ready model – even if it’s imperfect. Especially for something like this that’s almost scenery. So when I dug out the Beastgrave scenic elements, I also dug out this thing, and made a mental committment to getting it finished.

Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery - Prismatic Palisade

There’s another I didn’t get done, but it should hopefully be done and dusted in the next week or so. Anyway, the rainbow colours at the ends of the crystals aren’t perfectly blended in, but the piece is good enough to drop down on a table for a couple of turns, is a decent size to stand out on the table which sort of minimises the blending issues, and so I’m calling it “good enough”, and I’m also calling it another down for Dave Stone’s annual Season of Scenery challenge.

Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery - Chronomatic Cogs

This next piece. Chronomatic Cogs was a quick one. I’d not started it due to not quiet being sure how to paint the blend from dark metallics into a ghostly colour. It was actually one of those “laying in bed it came to me” things to use the same paint to represent both verdigris into a more typical “contrast paint” effect into the ghostly smoke-ectoplasm …stuff. In the end I just used Citadel’s Nihilakh Oxide, mostly because I like the colour. So.. that was that!

Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery - Chronomatic Cogs

This one was completed this past weekend, so misses out narrowly on the Season of Scenery, but that sort of thing is always going to happen with so many little projects on the go. Still, another pair of Endless Spells done! Will I get the introductory box done before 2022 ends? Probably not, but I can always hope.,.

Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery – Endless Spells: Quicksilver Swords (Contrast Paint Experiment #19)

Age of Sigmar, Malign Sorcery, Endless Spells, Quicksilver Swords, Contrast Paint

As part of “The Tray” I finished off another of the Endless Spells that have been hanging around part-painted for ages now. This one being the Quicksilver Swords. (Probably) No relation to Pietro Maximoff or Surfwear. A pretty complex model as a simple single piece cast from a simple concept, it’s a pretty good model, really. It’s on a 40mm base (I forgot – again – to take a shot alongside a model for scale reference) but it’s a pretty decently sized piece. I’ll have to do some Endless Spell group shots when I have a few more of them done…

Age of Sigmar, Malign Sorcery, Endless Spells, Quicksilver Swords, Contrast Paint

Since I didn’t think much of the almost-white yellow ectoplasm-smoke-whatever in the official art, I instead opted for purple to add a bit of colour and a nice compliment to the gold of the swords’ hilts and pommels. I know I just showed off those purple leeches from reaper using a similar purple Contrast tone, but these were started months apart, and the purple Contrast parts were done ages ago as part of that. These sword had, well, the entirety of the swords to paint to get them finished, along with the base. So here we are. Basically, the colour of the ethereal mystic stuff is Contrast Magos Purple once again spot-diluted with Contrast Medium.

That’s it for today! Enjoy!