Tomb Kings Ushabti Update

Let me start this by saying something…..

I. Hate. Resin. Models.

There. I said it. It’s out in the open. There is no more disguising my hatred for the ridiculous use of resin in Warhammer models. I know it’s unavoidable in the older models, so it’s something I just have to bite the bullet on for these situations. In this case – the Ushabti models.

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I was ecstatic when Zach got them for me a few months ago. I had been wanting these models long before Games Workshop discontinued them, but had always held off due to their higher price point. Sadly for me, they (as aforementioned) were discontinued and therefore nowhere to be found with the exception of places like Ebay and possibly Amazon. However, it was never a pressing enough matter for me to hunt them down and purchase them like Zach did.

But now I finally have them. These beautiful Egyptian-inspired models that bring me back to my childhood days when I was obsessed with ‘The Mummy’ movies & ideas of being an archeologist & exploring the Egyptian tombs.

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Anyyyyyhowwww….I finally got the chance to put them together, annoying parts aside. See, resin is brittle as all get out. So one must be exceptionally careful when clipping them out of their sprues. Additionally, epoxy is one of the most irritating things to use. So instead, I use Gorilla Glue. πŸ˜‰

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And look how wonderful they look! I haven’t gotten a chance to base coat them yet, but I’m really looking forward to base coating them and actually PAINTING them. ❀ As much as I dislike resin, I have to say these models are amazingly detailed. Look at the scale details in this model’s headdress!

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Definitely loving this extremely Horus-like model.

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But my absolute favorite is the jackal-headed Anubis-esque model. ❀ I am so excited to start painting these gorgeous models!!! Next step: deciding on a color scheme. I love the colors used on the box, but I’ve never liked the idea of doing what’s been done already. I prefer putting my own twist on things like this. πŸ™‚

Until then, I’ll leave you guys to admire these wonderful models.

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Tomb Kings Ushabti (aka another reason why my BF is awesome)

Hey my geeks! I am especially excited today (the new Sombra update for Overwatch being part of it, but that’s for another post).

Soooo for those who don’t know, I may or may not be a little obsessed with Warhammer 40k and Fantasy. Oh no, not playing the game. Just collecting and building the models to make them look cool (although I’m sure I have enough Dark Eldar to start my own army if I ever did want to play). I have also always had a deep love for Ancient Egypt and its mythology. Naturally, when I first discovered Warhammer and Games Workshop I fell in love with the Tomb King models due to their undead/Egyptian Mythology theme.

However, I always shied away from buying any of the models because they were always so expensive (I know – you’d think considering how much money I’ve spend collectively on these models it wouldn’t have mattered but…). Especially my favorite set, the one set that if I had to pick just one from the Tomb King models it would be these, The Ushabti with Great Weapons. Essentially they were skeletal bad-ass versions of Anubis, Horus, and Sobek (well, that’s what they look like. I’m sure the models themselves have their own names and stories behind them, per Warhammer nature).

Anyhow, when I finally did decide that it was the time to purchase these bad boys I came to learn that the line had been discontinued. And Games Workshop didn’t even sell them anymore. Up until Β now, I had never been able to find a set available for purchase in its original boxed condition without a ridiculous price tag.

But then one day, there’s a package in the mail. From Russia. To Zach. I’m serious guys, I almost cried when he handed me the box containing the models I had been searching for for years.

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AND NOW I FINALLY HAVE THEM!!! And they’re in perfect condition! While it’s a downside that they’re all resin, I’m just so excited to paint them!!!

To be honest this is probably the best surprise gift anyone has ever given me…and the most thoughtful. Apparently after I got him into Warhammer and I told him about these models he had been secretly searching for them. ❀

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some models to take care of. And hopefully not ruin because I’ve only got one shot. XD

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Dark Eldar Succubus

Sorry for the late post you guys! I’ve been super busy today, getting the house clean and boring stuff… :/ But I’m here to share with you guys my latest painting achievement! I finished my Dark Eldar Succubus and I’m so so SOOOOO happy with how she turned out!

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Like Omg can I just take a second to do the happy dance? Painting bare skin has always been something that terrified me since I started painting Warhammer models, in fact I’ve put off painting my model of Lelith Hesperax for the LONGEST time because I adore her and her lore and I’ve been terrified of ruining her.

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But now I’m so much more confident! And can I put a little spotlight and a huge shoutout to Games Workshop’s technical paint, “Blood for the Blood God” on her weapon, chain and skull? Isn’t it beautiful? Like, seriously though, I think I’m obsessed with that paint. You can pretty much guarantee that it’ll be on nearly all of my models in the future. XD

 

I hope you guys liked what I did with her, she took forever to finish but the result was well worth the time and concentration it took to complete. πŸ™‚

till next post, Katie

Harlequin Troupe

Happy Hump Day my Geeks! I hope your week is going well! It’s been absolutely forever since I posted anything in relation to my slight Warhammer obsession. In fact, it wasn’t until just recently that I got back into putting together and painting my neglected and dusty boxes of models. But all thanks to the wonderful BF, who has become obsessed with Warhammer and is now building his own army (the Tau) that I pulled my little beauties out of their boxes and have continued putting them together.

My favorite race is the Dark Eldar, so of course this is going to be one of the many posts featuring a segment of the Eldar race – the Harlequins ❀

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The Harlequins are a group of Eldar completely separate from the Eldar and Dark Eldar – though more closely related to the Dark Eldar (which is another reason to love them so much).

But here they are! I just finished building them…now for the truly fun part…painting them! I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated as I paint each of these precious little ones and name them…because I’m the weirdo that gets attached and gives my models names as I paint them and they pick up lives of their own. >.>

I’m so happy to be building and painting my models again, and even happier that I’ll be able to share them with you guys again!

till next post, Katie

 

Warhammer Fantasy: Banshee & Technical Paint Love

Hey my lovely geeks! Long time no nerd posts eh? So to make up for it I’m showing off my lovely & bloody little banshee model that I painted a bit ago. πŸ™‚

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While I don’t play the game, I’m in love with the models and painting, and I’ve fallen deeply in love with the new technical paints that Games Workshop has come out with (ok so they’ve been out for a while). On this Banshee I got to use a lot of my current favorite, Blood for the Blood God. This paint provides a glossy, red, goopy, wet, bloody look to your models and I am obsessed with it!

It’s great to smear on weapons and clothes to give the look of fresh blood, and I had fun creating the pool of blood underneath her with the skull. Here’s a list of paints I used for her:

Dress:

  • Sotek Green
  • Agrax Earthshade

Skin:

  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Reikland Fleshshade
  • Baneblade Brown

Hair:

  • Genestealer Purple
  • Calgar Blue

Other Paints Used:

  • White Scar
  • Blood for the Blood God

till next post, Katie