Sunday, 22 February 2015

Enter Irongrim...

I'm not entirely sure how it happened but tonight I pulled the trigger on a new project - Uzgrim's new sparring partners - the most magnificent Irongrim's Conquerors. Here's how they looked in White Dwarf 133:

Oddly the picture doesn't show anything close to is listed as being in the army, I can only assume that they didn't have the models painted, so I'm not entirely sure what the army would have looked like. The good news is that I fully intend to find out how that lot looks (though it could take some time). The other thing I spotted that disappointed me is that unlike Uzgrim's army this lot don't have named characters and units, hopefully I'll find that in another issue of WD when I have time to look.

I've begun with the pikemen which are my absolute favourites of the range. This lot just bagged on ebay for more slightly than I'd hoped to spend...

I guess I need another eight spearmen (dwarfs) now...

Coming soon... the mother of all wants lists!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Finally, some painting is happening...

After too long away from the paint station things are starting to pick up with Uzgrim's Marauders once again. First up, Ugbad's standard bearer got a lick of paint.

The banner is an attempt to replicate the original paper banner, this time onto a plastic banner that I cannibalised from some plastic goblins. I'm fairly pleased with how it came out though I think I need to be bolder with my colour choices as it looks a little more muted than I'd hoped. Here's the original, it's much brighter than mine.

And here's today's effort, the mounts for my next unit.

Next week's task is going to be painting the riders but before then I have an Oldhammer opponent to insult by bringing these riderless pigs to the tabletop!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Uzgrim's Marauders: Thank You White Dwarf 123 and 133

Uzgrim's Marauders featured in White Dwarf 123 where they were given a brief background story and showcased in all their glory as a fabulous army deal that came in at £70 including postage. Looking at the contents of a parcel that cost not much less than that (and which contains just few of these models) I rather wish I'd invested at the time (though I'd almost certainly lost them by now).

WD123 some great close-ups of the unit making up the army. As you can see the whole range wasn't used so there are quite a few more duplicate poses than I'll be collecting.

You even got free stuff for you £70...

To top it all off, there was a story attached and some handy paper banner designs.

What I'm wondering is who wrote that text and who painted the models? If anyone can help answer those questions I'd really like to know the answers. Not least because I need some more Orc names for my other heroes and I think it'd be grand to ask the original writer for some suggestions.

The Marauders were back ten issues later in White Dwarf 133, most of the material we've seen before. The army shot is one that most people will know:

They appear again on the back cover has a nice picture of them facing off with Karashalla's Reavers. 

I'm still trying to work out who is going to win this one...