Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Relics. Eotan Abifain and Ritan

Osh sat and waited in the darkness of his hut.
he focused on the sounds of the Grymann outside, their many voices loud and excitable as they waited for news of the hunt that had left that morning.
Osh should have been with them, but he could feel himself on the edge of rage and the Earth Mood, and had chosen to stay. The last time he had felt this way he had fought one of the great Stone Boars and had destroyed it beyond use.

In the darkness he felt the dirt beneath his great clawed hands that the Ancestors had gift cursed him with, he felt the strength of the earth and took the strength within him.
The hunt would return soon and then they would feast and prepare for the greater hunt when he would carry forth the will of the earth and the strength of stone.

When I first got the Eotan I was no keen and though the sculpts looked a bit crude and comical but as I worked on them they grew on me. They certainly carry as much detail as others in the range and carry a lot of character ad dynamism and reminded me of the 2000AD character Slaine in warp spasm,

The Eotan deformed and bursting with the power of Maaj and the earth, their bodies twisted in permeant frenzy. 

The Eotan are some of the largest and certainly heaviest figures in in the range and are solid metal. in construction, the figures arms and head were pinned, glued and GS added make sure they would stay together.
When i first got these i was not so keen on the sculpting of the ball in claws of the Eotan Abifain and modified them with cork and sand to look like he had torn up a chunk of rock and earth. The stone collar and rings were added with GS to fit in with the clan style.

Initial assembly

Starting work on the skin and muscle tone

I wanted to keep the paint scheme quite simple on them as they have so much detail with body plates and the muscle structures and allow the focus to be on the stone collars as a colour contrast and the  weapons hands

The Eotan Abifain tears up great clods of earths in fury as he advances

Eotan Ritan swings his great bone clubs

The Stone Branch Clan so far

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Orcnar. Terrain 3

I have been able to make some progress on my terrain, completing the Mud huts and fishing off the stonework on the shrine with only the trophies to go.

Pickled up a couple of tester pots from Wilkinsons for the base coats ( Nutmeg Spice and Java Bean)

Java Bean base coat

Overeager Unmann

Heavy Dry brush of Nutmeg Spice and the exposed wood painted with Dryad Bark

Stone details added

Agrax Earthshade washes added to the base of the huts and around the posts

Finished huts with foliage

Happy Unmann

Progress on the shrine

Next will be the completion of the shrine and the village wall for which i have already started gathering twigs to sharpen and turn into posts

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Orcnar. Terrain 1

As part of my Relics plan I want to build a set of race specific terrain as I work through the figures.
For the Orcnar I have drawn from the concept sketches that were posted by Tor Gaming and have decided on

Set of Mud huts
Stone Shrine/ trophy mound based on the Orcnar Objective
Wooden village wall
Docga enclosure

Starting with the Mud huts I used some children food bowls, these would fit on CD bases (my go to size ) and had enough curvature, and the card inside from sellotape for the half built huts.

Scaled up with an Unmann

Huts covered in NoMoreNails to add mud texture

Sand and stone added with PVA glue

Bark pieces that will form the stone of the trophy shrine with glyphs carved in

Norse Terrain.P2

After posting my last piece I realised I had not posted up on the Terrain pieces which I had started and finished a while ago.
Originally designed to be used for a Saga war band, I have ended up putting that project on hold (so many projects!) but is generic enough to be used for other tables. The finished set comprises of a two stone carved piece, several smaller standing stones( I had started with a couple and then kept going! ) and a stone well
I had also created a a casualty piece with a soldier who had been killed and given the Blood eagle, this where the victims back is opened up and the ribs pulled back and the lungs drawn out and draped over the shoulders to form bloody wings.

Yggdrasil World Tree carving

Stylised Norse Raven

Norman soldiers form up around the well and ruins.
Figures old citadel, now available from Wargames Foundry

The torn back was made using GS and small slivers of wood for the ribs