Thursday, 23 July 2009

Update 23rd July 2009

I'd all but finished the steed rider and decided to varnish him as the paint kept chipping away on the elbow and knuckles where he was resting on the table. Sadly, there was a varnish disaster and I've been knocked back a few steps. The varnish (which is a satin finish) went very milky and very glossy and covered up most of the shading. I've managed to fix the glossyness and to get some of the depth back to the mini but it needs at least another highlight on all of the colours again now. All the advice is to test the varnish on a painted piece of sprue but you always think you're beyond such advice and that's when it happens!

Also, thought I'd tack this onto the post quickly. This is the haul I've managed from all of the money I got for birthday a fortnight back. Still waiting on 1 more box of troops. Not going to tell you what they are other than they're non-chaos but full of conversion possibilites. Should keep me busy for the rest of the year!

I have a quick run down of my current list I'm trying out for my gaming club's tournament. It's a bit different. I tried it against High Elves on Sunday and had mixed results. We had two games, the first went very badly for me. I was a little too cautious and made it too easy for the Elves. The second game we never got to finish but would have been a lot more interesting as at the end of turn 3 it was hanging in the balance.

Elazar The Glorified
Daemon Prince
Level 4 Wizard
Mark of Slaanesh
Fury of the Blood God
Diabolic Splendour

Gaizka The Warped
Level 2 Wizard
Mark of Slaanesh
Infernal Puppet
Talisman of Protection
Conjoined Homonculus

Endika (That gives away the WIP Exalted's name)
Exalted Hero
Mark of Slaanesh
Steed of Slaanesh
Bronze Armour of Zhrakk
Collar of Khorne
Bloodcurdling Roar

10 Chaos Warriors
Mark of Slaanesh
Full Command
Additional Hand Weapons
Rapturous Standard

10 Chaso Warriors
Mark of Slaanesh
Full Command

5 Marauder Horsemen
Mark of Slaanesh
Throwing Axes

5 Warhounds

5 Warhounds

6 Chaos Knights
Mark of Slaanesh
Musician and Standard Bearer
Blasted Standard