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Got my box of Warhammer Age of Sigmar yesterday. Lousy GW not letting people pick stuff up on Fridays anymore.


The insides of the box are pretty nice.

I, obviously, haven't had a chance to use the measuring sticks but I kind of like them. They lack the floppiness of a tape measure that's been used too often. Additionally, the sprues are nice in that the only pieces I had left over is an extra head and a couple of weapons for the Blood Reavers.


The book is gorgeous. The artwork some of the best to come from these people. We've all read the rules that come with it. Being free online. :good: GW. However, I would have liked the warscrolls to have been separate from the book. This would have made things much easier to use in a game. That is really just a nitpick of one of their better designed offerings.

Also, I did manage to get them all put together. Takes a while to do it right of course.
 

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Do you mean it's hard to assemble, or just a slow proces to do it right?
 

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Do you mean it's hard to assemble, or just a slow proces to do it right?
Its just time consuming. I usually take my time scraping of mold lines and the sprue bits that are still on from cutting the pieces free.
Assembly is easy enough if you've built other things.
 

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So I decided to go with the Lions of Sigmar color scheme. Did this liberator as a test.

Since I don't want to pay $5.25 per pot for the "right" colors, I went with Balthasar Gold and Naggrath Night. (Actually just waiting for my Vallejo Air Shining Gold I ordered then I'll get a bunch of these started pretty fast.) Did the black bits in Abbadon Black and some Leadbeltcher.
Gave a quick Reikland Fleshshade wash and when I get a little more time I'll bring it up with the Balthasar and some Auric.
The Goretide will probably be done by the book since its the perfect Khorne color scheme. Red, Brass, Bone and Blood!!!!
Just waiting on a bunch of skulls to deck out their bases.
 

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The two new golds are more expensive because they've got an alcohol base and are VERY smooth. You definitely get what you pay for with 'em.
I'm sure its good quality paint, but.... its still $5.25 for a pot. I'm just not going to do it. Looked at it when I got the boxset, and didn't when I saw the price. I might cave on the Liberator Gold for the highlighting once I get to that point. Keep going back and forth on it.
Plus they upped the paint costs, to $4.25, not much but still up.
I got my Vallejo Polished Gold and it looks pretty close to Retributor Armor so I can easily base all my Lions quickly. Probably going to use it on my test knight to get him to match better.
 

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Finished the first of the models from the boxset.


Only things I'd like to add to him would be doing some highlighting with that Liberator Gold. Tried to use Runelord Brass with a little of the Auric but it looked like ass. So I guess GW is getting an extra $5.25. Additionally, I'd love to add the star effect they show on the GW store-site. I just need to find a way to do that. Anyone with some good ideas or links on that would be helpful.
Now, I've been working slowly on the first set of Liberators at the same time as well.
Now I just need to have my order of skulls from Secret Weapon Miniatures to come in so I can finish basing Khorne's bloodhost.
 

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Finished up some more of the guys from the Age of Sigmar Boxset.

First full squad/regiment is the Liberators of my Lions of Sigmar.

I did break down and get the Liberator gold for highlighting the gold on these guys. I have got to admit that the color adds a great highlight to that gold. I tried to mix up my own version early on with Runelord brass and Auric Gold. It didn't really like the look so good on the gold. So, $5.25 for a pot of paint.
Added the highlights to my Lord Celestant to make him look even better, as well.

Here are the finished Lions of Sigmar that I have so far.
 

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These models look so bad ass. You're doing awesome on the paint jobs as well, I'm really digging the purple and gold. One thing that would make them look a little tighter is going back and touching up the little areas where your brush has put some gold on a blue leg, or some purple on a gold helmet. It can be (really) frustrating at times, but forcing myself to go back over parts like that has really helped me with my attention to the initial application; I don't want to go back over my mistakes! :laugh:
 

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@ntaw, I'm going to go back and touch up those guys. But in the meantime I've finished up the big three of the Goretide of Khorne. Especially since I got my sack of skulls from Secret Weapon so the Goretide is all decked out in skulls. As befitting the warriors of Khorne. Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!

Anyways. First is the Bloodsecrator

When I built this guy I kept the standard on it's own which made painting him easier. Though every time I use Pallid Wych Flesh always ends up stronger than I would like. Even thinned down as I usually do with water on the pallet. I think I'm going to add some more Flo-aid to it hopefully getting a better effect.

Now, the Khorgorath



This was a blast to paint and I'm really happy with how it turned out. No complaints on putting this thing together or painting it. It's got a variety of different techniques needed so it breaks things up.

Finally, the big boss of Khorne

This was another fun paint job. I generally followed the YouTube tutorial in some of the painting techniques, which helped I think. Along with building it in two parts, the Flesh Hound and Khul. Though I think I'll go back and add some extra highlights with the Wild Rider Red, the orange-y red, just to make his armor stand out more.

Okay, wow that was a long post. So, yeah, enjoy.
 

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Update time.

Finished a few more Age of Sigmar boxset miniatures.
First up are some Bloodreavers and the Bloodstoker. Doing these guys definitely helped me with my skintones. Gonna do some different skintones as well with other Bloodreavers. Planning on doing some with darker skin, bluish cyontic skintones, and something akin to the Khorgorath.





Followed by doing the Prosecutors of my Lions of Sigmar.

The wings were not as hard as I was expecting. They just took some patience, a little dry-brushing and just an extra layer of white.

And then just a closeup of the Prosecutor Prime.

The only thing that is left is to cleanup the sides of the bases.
 

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Those are looking quite nice!

Two suggestions:
1) The Sigmarines look like they need a little more shading on the armour. It's looking tidy but flat in the photos.

2) Add more blood to the Khornate guys bases. Right now they're a little confused. The blood is only pooling under fleshless (and presumably bloodless) skulls.
 

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Those are looking quite nice!

Two suggestions:
1) The Sigmarines look like they need a little more shading on the armour. It's looking tidy but flat in the photos.

2) Add more blood to the Khornate guys bases. Right now they're a little confused. The blood is only pooling under fleshless (and presumably bloodless) skulls.
On closer inspection, maybe a little more shading would help them. The lighting I use tends to wash out things a bit.
As far as the blood, I've seen a couple of examples of what people have done and they tend toward over doing the blood. (And I can't find where I saw that.) I want to splatter some blood on the reavers but don't want it to take over. As I'm really happy with how their skin turned out. In fact its my best skin to date.
I would need a very stiff brush to flick the Blood for the Blood God onto them. Its just a thing I'm hesitant on at the moment.
 

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Found the example I was talking about. These are up on eBay and they look damn good. I just think they went to far with the blood.


Also, they have a really awesome looking Khorgorath.
 
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