Ride The Lightning – Part 2

Did you think you’d seen the last of my Stormcast Eternals? Well you thought wrong dincha?! Mind you I can’t blame, I didn’t think I’d ever paint one Stormcast Eternal, let alone two. And yet, I find myself very taken with the latest wave of Stormcast miniatures that were released over the summer. Not all of them of course but there’s some that really stand out, not least of which are the Annihilators.

When I was a youngster I thought Terminators were the coolest Space Marines (actually, who am I kidding, I still think that). Yet whilst Games Workshop struggles to find a way to scale up Terminators into the Primaris era they’ve had no trouble recreating the concept for their fantasy Space Marines and given us the formidable and heavily armoured Annihilators. And you know what? They look bloody cool.

Stormcast Eternal Annihilator AoS Wudugast Warhammer (1)Stormcast Eternal Annihilator AoS Wudugast Warhammer (2)

I’ve got absolutely loads of half-finished miniatures on the desk at the moment (even more than usual if I’m honest) and so I’m trying to have a bit of a clear out. Hopefully this will mean lots of posts over the next few weeks as I try to focus on just getting things finished rather than allowing myself to be tempted to start new things. Of course it’s also going to mean things are even more scattershot than they normally are but by now I’m sure you expect nothing less.

On a final note I’ve just realised this is my 800th post, and this blog just passed its 8th birthday a couple of weeks ago. Who would have imagined back in 2013 that it would still be going strong today? Not me if I’m honest; I was keen to give blogging a fair try but outside of this site I’ve never been someone who was entirely comfortable sharing my thoughts on the internet and I didn’t really expect this to be any different. To my surprise the blog has grown into a big part of my hobby and a constant source of motivation and inspiration.

If that’s not enough milestones for one post this model marks my 1000th miniature completed since I started keeping a tally in January 2017. I suppose I could look back through old posts to find out how many I’ve painted since I started blogging but I reckon that time might be better spent working on the next thousand, many of which seem to jostling for space on the desk already…


15 responses to “Ride The Lightning – Part 2

  • John@justneedsvarnish

    Impressive mini/number-of-posts/number-of-minis-painted! 🙂 Truly impressive! And the metal finish on this guy really does stand out!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I must admit the number of posts and the number of models painted completely snuck up on me; very odd that I hit both tallies at the same time too. As for the number of models purchased in that time, well, less said the better really…

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Very nice figure Wudu and many congratulations on the eight years and 800th post. I’m no mathematician but I’d say you’re averaging a 100 post a year! 😉

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! You know, I may have to take a shoe off if I want to count above ten but I reckon you could be right. I just checked back and I’ve also been posting a lot more in recent years – strangely no-one seems to have complained yet!

  • Alex

    Nice SigMarine mate, but most of all, congrats on the milestones! I for one love your blog & am hugely grateful you took the plunge & stuck with it! Here’s to many more

    • Wudugast

      Thank you very much mate! Well I’m sure you know the feeling is mutual. 🙂 Thinking back I’m pretty sure it was yourself (shortly followed by IRO) who was my first regular commenter so cheers for all the feedback and encouragement over the years.

  • Pete S/ SP

    Nice work there. It is a pretty imposing figure.



  • Kuribo

    Those are some very impressive accomplishments, mate! I’m glad that you share your work with us as it is very inspirational. This latest Primaris Sigmarite is no exception. That is one awesome looking shield! 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Thank you very much mate! It took me a long time to take the plunge and start the blog, I had a number of mates encourage me to try it out but I didn’t really think it would appeal to me. Clearly they knew me better than I knew myself! Nowadays I wouldn’t be without it. Much as I enjoy writing posts though it’s getting feedback and talking to other hobbyists that really keeps me interested. As for the shield it pretty much painted itself, this is one of those models that – after a shaky start – was just a joy to paint. 🙂

  • Mark A. Morin

    An amazing number of posts and figures. Epic, all that I have seen.

  • Azazel

    Wow – triple congratulations on the three milestones! Couldn’t have planned it better!
    The model itself looks fantastic – really liking the pale bronze look you’ve achieved here – mind sharing the recipe?

    • Wudugast

      Thank you – weird that all three came at the same time really. Let’s see, the bronze armour is Runelord Brass, then a wash of Cryptek Armourshade Gloss (that’s a weird wash, seems very sticky, took me a while to get used to working with it), then layer back up with Runelord Brass and Canoptek Alloy. What really brings it out though, and gives it that nice bronze finish, it having the silver alongside it. That’s just my standard issue Boltgun Metal, wash of Agrax, layer of Boltgun and then highlight with Stormhost Silver. Having the two different metals cheek-by-jowl works nicely though and changes to look of both, to my eye at least.

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