The Island of Blood set languished in the shed. As this was before I thought of project boxes the miniatures kind of spread out ending up in bits boxes, behind paint pots and beneath the workbench. When AoS launched I grabbed my ancient (1991) Skaven Army and had fun playing fantasy for the first time in (literally) decades. I quickly (it took a whole day (messy me)) cleaned out my work area in the shed and to my joy rediscovered my Skaven. These have all been painted and the Skaven half of a second IoB set joined the first.
Now having taking this long winded tangent on to the other half of the set: the High Elves in the set; Aelf Swifthawk Agents these days. I actually painted the High Warden, Archmage, Swordmasters and Reavers when I bought the set years ago. Only the Spireguard languished in a box. These poor models have suffered (one has a broken speartip and I have had to glue the blade of the sword Watch Master back on twice). Every time I decided to paint these poor guys I either got distracted, failed to come up with a proper color scheme or just lost sight of where to begin with all the detail on them. Then I found this old tutorial from Tale of Painters. I quickly turned it into a two page document and started painting the Watch Commander.
|Work in progress as I try following an older tutorial (switching out some paints for newer ones).|
|The Watch Commander is screaming order at non-existent men. that is a sad situation that'll have to be rectified.|
|I like the gold dragon on the shield, although I think I am now transgressing against the spot color rules.|
|These guys are quite a bit done already, they just don't look it.|
|In the excitement of a battle it is easy to take bad photo's. Unfortunately this is one of the better shots of how bad square based Sword Masters (to the right above the Realm Gate) look on a round base table.|
|Bye bye square bases, you won't be missed.|
|Welcome round bases. Please wait while I get around to painting you.|
|Let's do the time warp again?|
|Are you an eagle or an earthworm? I don't know! I just know my base sucks!|
|Sing along now: "Cause if you liked it, then you shoulda' put a pin in it Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh"|