It seems like it’s been forever that I’ve had the Harbinger lying around but I’ve finally managed to finish painting her up. Early on when trying to decide what to do with the Harbinger I knew I wanted to ditch the acolytes that come with her. For those unfamiliar with Warmachine, this model also includes Read more about The Harbinger of Menoth[…]
Kreoss was the last model of my original battlebox I painted, and going back to cloth and a human-scale figure was surprisingly awkward for me. I had gotten such into the swing of painting steam-powered robots that I had to stop and think about it for a few moments. I changed up my recipe for Read more about High Exemplar Kreoss[…]
Reznik was the first model that the Protectorate has gotten in a while that required some thought as to how to apply my color scheme to it. I like to stick to white armored plates and purple cloth, but Reznik’s lack of robes combined with his layered shoulder pads meant I was going to have Read more about High Executioner Servath Reznik[…]
Epic Lylyth – just like regular Lylyth but with more Lylyth. That’s a pretty fair statement, but there are some differences between the two models. First off I went away from the bone armor that I had used on the original Lylyth. It looked ok on the model but I wound up not carrying it Read more about Lylyth, Shadow of Everblight[…]
Lylyth proved to be a bit difficult to paint as I threw ideas around as to what colors to use to match the scheme that started with the Legion warbeasts. I knew I needed blue and bone, but it came down to how much and where on the model. After deciding on the bone armor Read more about Lylyth, Herald of Everblight[…]
Although it was done up specifically to give away, I enjoyed painting the Fell Caller. The vast amount of detail on the model was a double-edged sword – it was fun to paint but also tedious at times. This was also my first time trying a freehand tartan pattern, and although it came out ok Read more about Fell Caller[…]
This alternate sculpt of Eiryss, Mage-Hunter of Ios was available as a giveaway to people who sent the redemption form in a few issues of No Quarter magazine in to Privateer Press. Although I much prefer the dynamic nature of the original pose this one is definitely a higher quality sculpt overall. I painted most Read more about Eiryss, Mage-Hunter of Ios (Alternate Sculpt)[…]
For the most part Vayl was a pretty standard paint job – a more muted dark blue cloak over blue robes with basic cool metallics. The colors are slightly more distinct in person, but the similarity between the two was intentional. My Nyssian paint scheme is all about being monochromatic and cold and I think Read more about Vayl, Disciple of Everblight[…]
Since around 2005 I’ve maintained a separate web gallery of my painted miniatures here on my domain. At the time it was something I was proud of – something I coded from scratch to emulate a rough file-system based CMS. As much as having it around to tinker with was a fun side project, I’ve Read more about Miniature Gallery Migration[…]
Stat cards are a tremendous benefit to the game of warmachine and hordes, allowing quick reference to the entire suite of your models’ rules and abilities, as well as providing a place to track damage done to multi-wound models. They’re definitely an invaluable resource to the game, but as expansion books are published, each faction gets access to more and more models and units. For the player that means more and more cards in their collection to keep track of.
When I first started playing, most locals sleeved their cards individucally and kept them in a deck box. I quickly adopted this method and found a couple products that I really liked – Dragon Shield card sleeves and Ultra Pro deck boxes. I’ve used this set up for years – it’s quick and dirty but it works. I never had any problems at all in actual play, but as my army collections started getting bigger, keeping the cards sorted became harder – I started chucking whatever I had played back in the box after each game. Searching for cards when building armies on the fly started taking longer and longer, so I started looking at alternatives.