Saturday, 26 May 2018

Project Fyreslayer Part 2

Hi!

Well I seem to have managed to paint some stuff!

I'd ordered five Vulcite Berzerkers off ebay last week for under a tenner and they arrived safely on Tuesday. Instead of plunging straight in, I took a bit of time to test the waters with a Khornite chap that I had picked up in the Age of Sigmar small starter set a couple of years back.

Angry Man!

Now I've never been too much of a fan of the whole Grimdark Chaos of Warhammer past but this guy oozes character and as I am using my own re-imagined version of Age of Sigmar, I'll be including him and a couple of friends as the magictech driven followers of a wargod from one of the city states I'm pondering!

Armed with a large axe and rather unpleasant looking punch-dagger/buckler, I spent a lot of time getting him done but the extra effort has been worth it. I have noticed that the newer and more detailed plastics GW has produced of late require a bit more work to get looking right and I ended up using quite a few washes and glazes to get the finish I wanted.

Bloodbound Warrior Detail

With some new found confidence, I moved onto my first Fyreslayer!

Vuclite Berzerker

Armed with a pair of axes (one of which has a small brazier in it) and a large crest, I really enjoyed painting the little guy. As with the previous miniature, I put on lots of washes and glazes to get him looking right and do like the finish I got on him.

Eat My Blazing Axe!

I ended up painting him with his head separately as his mighty beard got in the way of painting the rest of the details but with a bit of superglue, he turned out fine.

 Dwarven Detail

I've tried to move away from my more usual bright colours and have taken a bit of inspiration from some of the brilliant blogs out there and will be using this project as an opportunity to try out some different techniques than I usually would. It's more time consuming but I like the results!

Axe versus Axe!

Handily, I've just spotted that GW is releasing Easy to Build kits for several of the factions available in Age of Sigmar and wouldn't mind picking up the odd one or two to give them a bash!

Hopefully I'll get another Berzerker done in the course of the weekend before I head back to work but I'm cautiously optimistic that I've regained my interest in my hobby so Huzzah!

All the best!

10 comments:

  1. Woohoo!!! Painty painty! Well done. They look great. Did you enjoy them?

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    1. Many thanks!

      I did indeed enjoy painting them! It took a lot more work than the older metal and plastics but it's worth the effort!

      I'm now looking forward to painting some more!

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  2. Wow those look great! You are on fire right now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thanks for the comments!

      I'm hoping to get to work on the second Fyreslayer tomorrow before work and I find myself looking for some more gubbins to paint which is a good sign!

      All the best!

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  3. Good work on both of them! I'm not that keen on the fyreslayer models but I think you've done a good job on this guy, and the darker colours with bright orange work well. Keep it up!

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    1. I must admit that I had a bit of a hum and hah about not adding the crest and just giving the guy a helmet but now he's painted I'm glad I did!

      I've been experimenting with more muted tones rather than my old 90's red era GW approach and am quite enjoying it, even if it takes a lot more work!

      All the best!

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  4. Awesome work! I hear you completely on how much extra work modern plastics seem to be to get painted. You think you're nearly there then several washes/highlights later, you still seem to find something else.

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    1. So true!

      I think I gave the Fyreslayer about a half dozen washes followed by highlights then more washes to get his skin tone how I wanted it (and I'm still thinking of going back to add some scars and stuff to give him a more beaten up/grizzled finish!)

      I'm both tempted by and horrified at the thought of picking up one of the bigger kits as they're both lovely and super time consuming!

      All the best!

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  5. An excellent start! Looking good!

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