Sunday 29 January 2023

Weekend Workbench

Thought I'd post one of those "what I'm working on" posts that seem popular on Other Blogs. 

So here is the workbench as it stood on Saturday lunchtime

Messy and chaotic, the way I like it - there's a bunch of stuff on there and some water that needs changing. I like to have plenty of different things "on the go" so when I get bored, which is frequently, I can just grab something else and have some variety.

Mostly at the moment I'm excited about painting Warmaster. So I'm working through my Empire and Kislev stash. White Wolves are on the desk at the moment (though there are some Kislev Horse Archers awaiting an undercoat just out of shot).

Here's the unit. Couple more sessions and they'll be ready for basing.

So with the teeny tiny White Wolves well under way I have, of course started work on their big brothers. I have a small number of the old metal models and it's time they were saddled up and taken to war.

I'm intending on giving them black armour as I think this'll look good on the red horses with the white cloaks. Not quite sure how to do the cloaks yet, obvious choice is various greys drybrushed up to white, but I think actual white fur is probably better represented by off white, sepia wash and then a drybrush up to white. Decisions, decisions.

I also threw Contrast Paints at the horses which were super quick as a result. Gore-Grunta fur is ideal for horse flesh.

Also on the go are these Fireforge Russians that I will use in my Warhammer Kislev force somehow. I'm looking for some suitable shields (or shield transfers) - something with bears or bear paws on for that Kislev feel.
They're not that great models, but they're fine for these purposes.

Lastly I've got some Lord of the Rings GW Orcs on the go. These are just simple drybrush with various browns, cover in Vallejo Sepia, base jobbies. I don't bother with highlights or anything - just bish, bash, bosh.
Which makes them quick and easy for big old hordes of Orcs.

I did also fettle some scenery today, some Warmaster fences and some desert terrain templates.


  1. Your painting table looks just like mine, very chaotic

  2. The best sort of table :)
    People with tidy painting desks? Psychopaths.