Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Getting Squiggy with it...

Alright, no more excuses. I'm terrible at this blogging stuff. I'm a lazy painter, I only paint/build/convert when I feel like it, and there can be anywhere from a day to a year between updates. Oh well - it's a hobby, so I'll just do it whenever I feel like it. And now I feel like it. :)

I haven't done much hobby related stuff since my last updates. However, upon seeing the amazing new gloomspite gitz, I couldn’t help but start a new Squig themed army.



The army will be as follows;

LEADERS

LoonKing Arr-Durr: Loonboss on Mangler Squigs (300)

- General

- Command Trait : Fight Another Day

Da Wizard MurrLoon on da Walking Castle: Troggoth Hag (380)

UNITS

Da Squierz: 5 x Squig Hoppers (90)

Da Uvver Squierz: 5 x Squig Hoppers (90)

Sir Gawaaagh and da Knightmares: 10 x Boingrot Bounderz (200)

Sir Perciwaaagh and da MidKnights: 10 x Boingrot Bounderz (200)

Da Horsies: 6 x Squig Herd (70)

3 x Rockgut Troggoths (160)

3 x Rockgut Troggoths (160)

BEHEMOTHS

Aleguzzler Gargant (160)

BATTALIONS

Squig Rider Stampede (140)

ENDLESS SPELLS

Scrapskuttle's Arachnacauldron (50)

total: 2000 pts


I’ve bought, cleaned, assembled and based everything, except for the second unit of trolls and the troll hag (which will be converted from at WM/H trollbloods mountain king (on it’s way - it's gonna be cool, a shaman riding a giant stone troll to war - Merlin riding Camelot), and I’ve spent the last week trying out some different paint schemes. I have an unfortunate tendency to be way too ambitious with my painting, which results in my projects ending up infinished, so I’ve lowered my standards a bit, finding solace in the idea of “finished is a quality in itself”. 😊

Another dogma; almost every army or warband I've ever done has been muted, natural hues, not quite Blanchitzuish, but in that vein. While I think it's a great look, and I like the gritty realism, they just don't "pop" out on the table, and I wanted to try to do that for this army - therefore I wanted to try out a really vibrant colour scheme that would go POP on the table.

Above is the first finished unit. The blue is quite quick (about 20 minutes pr squig, being mostly drybrush and washes), the teeth taking a bit longer and the green on the grot being a bit time consuming as well, but I’m aiming for about 40-50 minutes pr Battleline model as a goal.



8 comments:

  1. I'm stoked to see the whole crew, great list of squiggly beasts and some *great* new minis behind it. Love the first batch, blue is a great break from the perennial red squigs (and your own muted pallet), plus nice to hear you can slam it out. Some serious momentum here, good luck dude! Also shoutout to the bases, both the lips and the terrain itself.

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    1. Thanks a lot! Yeah, I really like to do something different, so blue was on my mind from the start. And yep, the lipped bases look great, don't they?

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  2. Love that alternative color choice :)

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  3. Looking great! Gobbos are awesome for going super colourful with. And just plain fun.

    And yeah, it's important to learn how to go "@#$% it, it's done." Especially with things that are being done for gaming rather than display or painting competition.

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    1. Yup - It's not even that I've been one to noodle around with a miniature forever, it's just that I'm a pretty lazy painter, so if it isn't an easy colour scheme, I'll bail on the project.

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    2. Ah. In that situation, getting better at saying "%$#@ it, it's done" opens up more options.

      And yeah, I get that with obnoxious colour schemes. I sometimes try them on smaller projects, but even then it can be hard to push through. I went with white for the Elucidian Starstriders, figuring that was a small enough group that it wouldn't get too bad, and I've still only got four of them done.

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  4. Dude any chance you can share your recipe for painting these they look incredible and want to do a similar thing to mine my set comes this week

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