Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The Shadows Return

Dark Shadows was one of GW's worldwide campaigns. It was run in 2001, when Warhammer Fantasy was in its 6th edition. The campaign setting was Albion - basically a new location, given that up until the time of the campaign it had been cut off from the rest of the world by the magical mists that surrounded it. Dark Shadows introduced several new scenarios, as well as Truthsayers, Dark Emissaries and Fen Beasts.
The island of Albion

Monday, 14 March 2016

Getting back on the painting wagon

The last month or so of my life has been largely consumed with moving house and renovations. The process is still not complete, but at least it's getting close. This also means that I have finally located most of my modelling stuff, and am actually able to sit down at my painting table and do something productive from a toy soldier perspective.

I've jumped on board a less-than-ambitious thread on the Warhammer Empire forums where people are committing to paint an Empire model a month (or maybe a fortnight for the more ambitious among us). It's not a high level of output to sign up for, but I figure it might be enough to get me moving again and give a bit of purpose to my painting efforts. I think it will take me a while to build up some momentum and make real modelling progress anyway, so this sort of fits the bill.

My choice of model was largely dictated by what I could find that was ready to paint. I undercoated a Kislev Boyar years ago, and this was apparently the opportunity he had been waiting for as he surfaced in a bits bag.
One Kislev Boyar, dredged from the piles of models waiting for paint.