Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ryan G. ToFG: Dec. Recap

Good evening to all you Waaagh-ladites out there.  I just wanted to throw up my December report to the blog real quick.  December was an appauling month for me, as it had the holidays, and then I went on a vacation at the begining of January.  I did manage to get 4 things painted though.  I finished my Butcher, Gorger, and 2 Ironguts.

The Butcher which I'll be using as my Slaughtermaster in the 2000 point list.  I tried to  a few things to make him stand out, his Iron Gob and chains of gold instead of silver.  I also went over the blood on his apron with gloss varnish to give it a wet look.  I'm still in the air about the blood, not sure how hard it'd be to correct now that it has varnish on it.  I cut his top knot hair off as I hate that look.  Even with my 40k Orks, I cut them off.

I wasn't sure how I was going to paint my Gorger's since I'm doing an African theme.  After thinking it over, I figured they would still be pale even in Africa based on their fluff, so that's what I did.  I added red to the mix to try and get some definition on them and figured they may get  sunburnt in the process.  I haven't heard much about the Gorger's this edition, but I like them.  I like ambush and unbreakable, but turn 3 combat is rough.  I plan on taking 2 at 2,000.

I quite like how the light grey is contrasting with the dark skin on my Ogres.  The pictures don't really do it justice, but it really makes them pop.  Ironguts are probably the easiest models I have painted so far, as so much of them is just metal.  Overall, I like how things are coming along quite nicely.

I also recieved a Stonehorn/Thundertusk for christmas this year, and was just wondering if any of you had play tested them and which you liked better.  I have not tested either one, but I'm leaning more towards the Stonehorn because it is a better fit for my play style.  Run it straight at my opponent and hope for the best.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

For my 2,000 point army, I'll be upgrading the butcher to a level 4 Slaughtermaster, adding another Gorger, and converting a Hunter model into a Bruiser BSB.  I also got 6 more Ironguts left over from last month that I have to finish painting up.

The above will put my 2000 point list as follows:
  • Slaughtermaster - level 4.  I didn't give him armor as that is against the spirit of the rules, and did not want to be a wonky power gamer. *cough*Chuck*cough*
  • Bruiser BSB
  • 2 Units of 7 Ogres w/full command
  • 1 Unit of 4 Leadbelchers
  • Scraplauncher
  • 2 individual Sabertusks
  • 1 Unit of 8 Ironguts w/ full command
  • 2 individual Gorgers
This puts me at 2000 point exactly.

Also, to Wallshammer who suggested I try out purple wash on my Ogres I wanted to let you know that I did try it, but I like the way the black wash looks better.  Thank you for the suggestion, and I look forward to any others that you or anyone else has. 

Finally, Dan is the other local guy that is not participating in the ToFG, but is joining us for the big battle's at the end of each month so they are more even.  If you want, you can follow him at:

1 comment:

clangclangdie said...

Love them man! Those all look pretty great. I agree on the blood thing it looks wet but again I never could paint anything to save my life. Minus those kill bases I made for my old ghouls!

not sure if this would help but what about high/fine grit sand paper to scuff up the blood alittle bit?