Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tomb Kings Update! Casket of Souls Edition

I've been making a lot of good progress on my Tomb Kings.  Assuming I can finish getting the entire army based by tomorrow night I think I'll be able to get done without needing to pull any all-nighters!

I finished up my Casket of Souls last night.  I love this model.  It's so classic and evocative and just rad.  I don't think much of the Tomb Kings range as a range but the stand out models make up some of my favorite models ever.  The Casket of Souls, High Queen Khalida, and Prince Apophas are three of my absolute favorite models.

Now, for as much as I like this model I don't think I did it justice.  I'm speed painting an entire army, because that's what I do, and I could have spent a week or two just picking out details.  Instead I just cranked it out and called it done.  I don't think it looks bad, I especially like the gold on the casket, but it isn't as good as I wanted it to be or as good as I could make it.  Unfortunately I have 9 days to 7 more days to finish an army and I just didn't have the time.
But, seriously: one of these days I will paint an army the way Richard paints.  I'm not saying I'm as good as a painter, I'm not, but I know I can paint really high quality stuff when I sit down and take the time.  I'm thinking I might do that for my Blood Angels for 6th Edition.

Also, I wanted to share this because I'm a total GW whore: 

I'm the first to yell at nerds for refusing to read books without dragons on the cover, but I really dig the idea of Fateweaver and hope this will be good.  When it comes to fantasy I have to admit to reading Tolkien, Game of Thrones, the first 8 or so Wheel of Time books, and the same David Gemmell books (I've read the first two Rigante books on at least 6 different occasions, they're perfect airplane fodder).  That's about it.  I don't read a lot of fantasy.  But, I'll read that because Fateweaver is rad.

I'll have a few more posts as I finish this army as well as a post reviewing the Colonial.  After that I have a 4 or 5 post series I'm working on about how disgusting Mike Daisy is and other things.

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