December 19, 2012 scrollmaster 1Comment

As described on the Cynwäll Pulsar page I decided to quickly boost my previously unsuccessful Elves with a Pulsar and an Equanimous Warrior that I started painting well over a year ago.

December 19, 2012 scrollmaster 1Comment

As some of you may remember I got thoroughly thrashed by my brother and his fiancee during the summer’s Confrontation battles. Probably due to my inability to make proper use of my Elves rather than anything else. I was determined to get my Orcs of the Behemoth painted for Christmas, but new job and a project taking me away from home got in the way (I did paint one tracker, just for the record). So five days before flying home I in a panic attack-ish fit decided to beef up my Elves with a Pulsar, which I hadn’t even assembled…

August 14, 2012 scrollmaster 4Comment

I met up with my brother and his fiance and we have a chance to play two 400points 3-player Confrontation battles. For me it was the first time in years and since we only decided to play last minute, I didn’t get a chance to finish my Orcs of the Behemoth so i had to settle for my paint-to-play Cynwäll Elves who are stand-ins until my Orcs are completed. My Elves faced my brother’s Undeads and his fiance’s Wolfen. Here are photos of the first battle but I can reveal I lost both games horribly.  Set-Up The first game was with no Magic or Miracles mainly…

June 8, 2012 scrollmaster 1Comment

As described on the Cynwall page, the main point of my Elven army was a quick-paint-to-play army to have something to play with while painting the Orcs of the Behemoth army containing miniatures that take considerably longer to paint. Nevertheless I am not entirely happy with how these Echahïm turned out and I think it is because I feel they lack definition between the light blue armour and the white cloth. I also think their face look more like drag queens than elegant elven females, but as this is a paint-to-play army, I am not going to repaint them.. I think….

June 5, 2012 scrollmaster 1Comment

One of the reasons why I have two Confrontation armies is that I wasn’t sure whether I would ever get time to paint all the Orcs of the Behemoth because they take a long time to paint due to the huge amount of little details on every single miniature. The Mystic of the Behemoth is no different. With flasks, lanterns, stones, skulls and even a pig this miniature took a long time to paint. But I am quite happy with the result so have primed all the other Orcs of the Behemoth I have as I now feel encouraged to paint…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Having finally managed to complete Grakkha, painting Kamahru’s Incarnate was significantly easier. But it did take longer than I anticipated as I expected it to be a quick drybrush job and I guess to a certain extend it was. I painted it dark brown and drybrushed it with a lighter leather brown. So far so good. All according to plan, but it didn’t quite look like what I expected. It looked like a young healthy tree rather than a possessed piece of walking lumber. I did toy with the idea of giving it an inner green glow similar to what…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Kamahru’s Champion and Kamahru’s Incarnate I started painting Grakkha as my first Confrontation miniature. However, his skin is very difficult with all the bumps and lumps so I put him on the backburner and decided to paint the simpler Kolghor instead. That was almost a year ago and the unfinished Grakkha has been staring me down ever since! So this week I decided to grab him by his ugly orc ears and finally put brush to metal and finish him. Plate mail hell As it turned out the learnings from painting Kolghor’s skin helped a lot. However, painting the small…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

I started painting Grakkha as my first Confrontation miniature. However, his skin is very difficult with all the bumps and lumps so I put him on the backburner and decided to paint Kolghor instead. This is the first time in many years I have spent so long on a miniature and I am really happy with the result. The armbands turned a bit red’der than planned but red ones go faster we all know this. I really like his hat which turned out to be a bit lighter than I planned but I really like the colour as it fits…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster 1Comment

Colourscheme Orcs of the Behemoth miniatures seems to be inspired by warriors from old Tibet and Confrontation orcs in general seems to have a close affinity with nature so I want to keep the colourscheme as much as possible to earthy tones. What I want to avoid is all the orcs having the same skin colour, so I’ll try and use a mixutre of various greens, blues and a bit of purple to make them look different.

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

My wife kindly let me use her hobby photo studio. The Asadars are the first elves to be completed following my quick-to-paint plan and it was fast and I am happy with the result. The only thing was I found them too monochrome so I re-painted the swords from being light blueish grey as the armour to have a light marble effect instead. I also change the handles of the weapons to gold and added a deep purple colour to the … helmet hair (what is that called in English !?!).

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster

Yes, I know I planned my Cynwäll as a fast paint-for-play army, but Soïm is one fantastic miniature so I did spend somewhat longer on him. He follows the basics I am using for my whole army, but he differs from the other troops as he is wearing next to no armour (or clothes) so it gave me the opportunity to make more out of his skin. I painted his body a greenish grey and highlight it with several rounds of skin colour and skin colour mixed with white, to give him a colder, leaner look. While the rest of…

January 31, 2012 scrollmaster 1Comment

Colourscheme I don’t like playing with an unpainted army so while painting my Orcs of the Behemoth (where each miniature takes quite a while to paint) I have started an army choose to be quick to paint. For this paint-to-play army I have chosen Cynwäll Elves; Only need few models, they are cool and I have an idea for a quick paintscheme: Prime all white. Paint all armour light blueish grey, ink it with a darker grey and highlight with the light blueish grey followed by white. All clothes, capes etc gets a wash of light, greenish grey, then highlighted…