Friday, 22 April 2016

TFOG April: finally some Slann...

As we approach the final stages of the Tale of Four Oldhammer Gamers I've finally manages to paint some Slann for my, errr, Slann army...

This month's offering is a small unit of Slann warrior priests, the Brotherhood of the Sacred Heart:


These guys weigh in at 12 points each, so 60 points for a unit of 5. Somewhat under the 100 points per month target, but my remaining units all exceed that so from an average perspective I'll be fine.

Way back at the start of this project I was mulling over some exotic paint schemes for the Slann, based on the wacky colouring of tropical frogs. In the end though I went for keep it simple, and have gone for a fairly "typical" green, with the addition of my blue spot colour on the clothes and feather head-dress (alternating with white). I realised part-way through that I dont think these guys are actually wearing upper-body clothing, but I'd started so I decided to finish with a brown tunic.

For the bloody hearts and blood spatter on the sacrificial blades I tried out the GW technical paint "Blood for the Blood God". I'm pleased with how this has turned out and I think the hearts look particularly realistic.

These guys have some fairly rocking stats:


Two attacks each, plus they are subject to frenzy. Gotta love frenzied troops!

See you next month Slann fans!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Pantheon of Chaos kickstarter

I rarely get swepped away by kickstarters but this one has got me really excited: it's The Pantheon of Chaos by Diego Serrate Pinilla.


As you can see from the image above, the kickstarter was funded in 2 hours, which shows you how popular this has been. There's a pretty simple reason why it's been so popular - it's absolutely crammed with old-skool chaos goodness by sculpters and artists such as Tim Prow, Kev Adams, Drew Williams, Paul Muller and Tony Ackland.

Take a look at just a small selection of the goodness on offer:


I'm really excited about this project, and can't wait to get these figures painted.

There are also some fantastic stretch goals in the pipeline. So do us all a favour and back this one - let's get as many of the stretch goals unlocked as we can!

Head over to The Pantheon of Chaos and pledge today!