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  1. Here's what I have spare:


    Sprue of 3 x Stormcast Sequitors  (minus one base, which I have hacked up for another base)


    5 x Nighthaunt Chain rasps, built but not primed or painted


    Sprue of 4 x Nighthaunt Myrmourn Banshees


    Sprue of 3 x Stormcast Castigators and 1 x Gryph Hound


    4 x Nighthaunt Glaivewraith Stalkers, built, unpainted


    Two Sprues each of 3 x Stormcast Sequitors and 2 x Castigators


    Sprue of 1 x Nighthaunt Tomb Banshee


    5 x Nighthaunt Dreadscythe Harridans, primed white (I started them, but realised I don't need or want 10 of these!)


    Sprue of 1 x Stormcast Lord Arcanum on Gryph Charger


    Sprue of 4 x Stormcast Liberators and 1 x Prosecutor


    Sprue of 3 x Stormcast Stormsire's Cursebreakers


    Shit, that's quite a lot of spare plastic! :lol:


    I'm not looking for anything in particular, but I think some Space Marines might be nice. I'll consider anything though - if you have a similar pile of shame and you fancy a swap, let me know!



  2. I think that's where I have an "advantage" in that I'm not painting these to play the game (yet), so I don't have any urgency about finishing my models. I say advantage, but it does mean I also lack a bit of focus. I keep putting away all my models save for a small handful, thinking to 100% finish those, but then getting them all out again to try some new technique or other! The base represents the "final" step so I think I quite enjoy it, especially when you finally do that sweet, sweet, base rim.


    I had a bit of a proposal actually. Due to over-zealous eBay bidding, I have quite a few doubles of miniatures from these Mortal Realms mags (I kept buying individual back issues, but then a good deal came up for a job lot). 


    Some of them I want to keep for practice, but I'd like to try some different types of models. Would anyone be interested in Swapsies? Perhaps you have some  excess Space Marines or whatever, but no Nighthaunts, and fancy painting a corpse. 


    Is that something folk might be interested in? It sure beats the hassle of eBay, and it would be a sort of way of getting into new stuff we might otherwise not bother with.


    I'll list what I have in a bit.

  3. Fair enough! I can see myself getting quite into basing. I've only dabbled with skulls, rocks, and tufts, but it seems like a fairly stress-free way to start getting creative with a bit of kit bashing. 


    I've been really enjoying this guy's videos lately. Very softly spoken, so kind of works on a slight ASMR level for me, and comes from the perspective of a beginner, but he gets pretty cool results which I find quite inspiring:



  4. Hard act to follow, but this is unfinished so it doesn't count. But sometimes this hobby is super rewarding when something goes exactly to plan. 


    In this case I wanted a Hexwraith Flame wash to show through a thinned top coat of Incubi Darkness, and I couldn't be happier with the result:




    It's not finished at all, but the overall effect is very pleasing. I also liked using Skeleton Horde contrast paint on the bones, not that there is much skill involved.


    As an aside, I don't really understand why a "hero" character like this comes with such a boring base, especially when the Dreadblade Harrows, 2 very similar characters, come with detailed, sculpted bases. Still, I'm thinking it might be a good opportunity for me to try doing some kitbashing, rather than just sticking some skulls and tufts on it...



  5. Trying to improve my edge highlights on the millions of cloaks I have to paint.


    Well, I say edge highlights - I seem to have “developed” a process whereby I build up the initial colour in very thin coats, then I’ve been doing a dry brush to actually locate the raised areas. I then try and “properly” edge highlight these (with the side or tip of a brush), after which I’ve been sort of reverse highlighting - adding a dark wash in the recess, around the highlights. I find this easier than painting the raised areas, and it has the bonus effect that if I go over the highlights at all, it simply tidies them up. I dunno, seems to be working for me, and I’m building confidence thanks to the wash. Good old Drakenhof Nightshade. 


    I was pleased with the shoulder! :lol:


    Boring colour scheme though. I need to mix it up a bit.

  6. 16 minutes ago, And said:

    Well, good luck with it then. 
    Don’t be afraid to water down the GW paints on your wet palette - my leadbelcher is like sludge but flows nicely when thinned.  


    Oh, I do - but even so I found the Vallejo flowed more nicely. I mainly just wondered if using airbrush paint with a brush was a thing?

  7. 1 hour ago, And said:

    I’ve magnetised weapons on big stuff like a tank and a knight so you can swap load outs. But in practice it’s well fiddly and I just wouldn’t arse for a cosmetic choice. 

    last time I ended up with a magnet glued to me, and the table. 

    My advice would be - Pick whichever looks coolest and paint it.
    Stick the leftover bits in a box and in a while you’ll have a bit box full of random heads, limbs and weapons which are well handy when customising / kitbashing models. 

    if you do go ahead you’ll need a pin vice drill and some bits, some small neodymium magnets, some pliers, superglue, green stuff and lots of patience. 


    I can't decide though, they all look cool!


    I think I can pull it off - I have a pin vice, and I've ordered some tiny magnets. The connection point on the main guy is a flat circle on another flat circle, with a metal collar surround, so I might even just be able to sand a bit off the neck and still have it sitting at the correct height.






    The other two are like this, and the head just pops in and stays there under tension, so I doubt I'll even need a magnet.






    If it doesn't work they can still go in the (ever growing) spares box.


    As an aside, I had a bottle of Vallejo Air Gunmetal which I ordered by mistake ages ago (I don't have an air brush). I'm finding the coverage and flow much, much better than Leadbelcher. It's darker, but that's ok as I'll be highlighting anyway. Makes me wonder if Airbrush paints are a good bet generally for brush work...



  8. Latest Mortal Realms magazine came with Crawlocke the Jailor, and two Spirit Torments.


    These come with a choice of heads (three in the case of Crawlocke), so I think I’m gonna try and use some magnets so I can swap them. Have any of you guys done this? I’ve seen people do it in YouTube vids with Space Marines - should be simple enough, right?

  9. Thank you! :)

    I’ve only tried two Contrast Paints so far - Wyldwood on the wooden handles of the Glaivewraiths’ er...glaives? And some Skeleton Horde on their skulls. Both applied over corax white. 


    In both cases I was like - “Wow. One coat, and it’s done!”. Certainly compared to what I’d been doing before (Dryad Bark then rubbish attempts at edge highlighting on the handles, Rakarth Flesh plus Reikland Fleshshade on the skulls), it felt a lot easier and gave instant results. But I’m sure this won’t apply to every scenario. Still, they seem like a good thing to have available for specific tasks.


    I am going to play with Apothecary White and Gryph Charger Grey next.

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