Monthly Archives: December 2012

Painted Hungering Darkness

It is time for the beginnings of a second set of crews for Malifaux: Ten Thunders.  I’m really enjoying Malifaux, but the fact that their range was entirely metal was a downside for me as I vastly prefer plastic as a medium for my dollies toy soldiers miniatures.  So when Wyrd announced that the new faction (Ten Thunders) would be released in plastic, my geeky little heart cried out in joy.  After playing a game against a local Henchman’s Dark Debts crew, I decided that it was worth a purchase.  Thus far I have been annoying my friends by insisting that we play 24SS games of Malifaux (a non-standard size but it’s the most you can get out of the basic crew box) since that’s all I have of Ten Thunders.  The crew is a lot of fun to play but I’m not sure if I will be able acquire enough Ten Thunders miniatures to play them in the next tournament.

Anyway, here is the Hungering Darkness.  He’s an evil demon thing who lives in the basement of the Honeypot, the casino owned by Mr Lynch (more on him later), eating the souls of various gamblers.  In game, he’s hilarious as he gives people the Brilliance effect, uses them to do his bidding, then pops back out of them when they finally die (if anyone has been able to kill him in the meantime).  The miniature, while looking reasonably like the artwork, is difficult to paint well as it looks like a giant tadpole.  I opted to paint the legs a different colour from his body simply to make the Hungering Darkness look a bit less like a big black blob.  I’m still unsure on the eyes, which are plain white at the moment.  The rest of the Brilliance-infected crew will have pupil-less eyes to show their inhumanity but it doesn’t look great at this size.  On the other hand, my other thoughts (e.g. slit pupils) would be hard to pull off without looking even more silly, so I’m going to leave them for now in case I get inspiration.

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Finally, here is the first work from Argentbadger Junior MK1; aged 3.  It’s Sparkie the Dragon from Mike the Knight if you’re interested.

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Next on the painting table: The Illuminated.

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Painted Chaos Warhounds

I’ve had the remains of a box of Chaos Warhounds lying around since I used two of them as draft beasts for a Tuskgor Chariot, and decided that they’d make quite a nice break in my painting.  The miniatures are simple yet characterful, and they’re ridiculously quick and easy to paint since (of course) almost the entire surface is either fur or skin.  I kept two back in case I ever decide that I need a second chariot, and in any case I don’t think that a unit of eight is going to be more helpful in game than six.  In fact, I don’t think I’ve even put Chaos Warhounds on the table since my very first games with Beastmen since most of the things I’d use them for can also be done by with Harpies or Ungor Raiders.  Perhaps I should evaluate them again sometime soon.

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They’re a bit awkward to photograph since all the interesting bits are on the side rather than the front.

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Next on the painting table: Dark Debts.

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