Like a bolt from the heavens the boys from Azyr are back again. This time I’ve painted one of the Vigilors, who serve as scouts and ranged support for the stormhosts.
Whilst I was about it I also finished a couple of animal companions for my Stormcast heroes; an aetherwing (that’s an eagle to you and me)…
…and a gryph-hound.
This completes the models in thunderstrike armour that I got myself last summer but I still have a few in older armour marks that I’d like to tackle soon.
Another day, another Stormcast Eternal. This place really has gone downhill hasn’t it!
As previously mentioned I really like the look of the heavily-armoured Annihilators and this grim champion stands ready to give the servants of evil a damn good kicking!
When the new Stormcast Eternals were released last summer I surprised myself with how much I liked the look of them (I know, first elves and now this! Will this degeneracy never end?!). I didn’t like them enough to buy a box of them mind you but when the chance arose to snap up a few of them as single models at a bargain price I wasn’t going to miss out. This lady is a Vanquisher, a warrior who carves through her enemies with a mighty greatsword. Despite my newfound appreciation of these models I still struggle to muster much enthusiasm for the backstory of the Stormcasts, which often feels a little overegged. Apparently she’s very, very good at chopping people up though, and probably quite noble and heroic to boot. And of course Fembruary is the perfect time to get her painted.
As I say, I’ve got a few more of the Stormcasts around so although I don’t think these will ever be something I find myself turning into an army expect to see a few more popping up here and there whenever the fancy takes me. I might even try to get a few more of them done this month.
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.
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…
Yeah, to be honest I didn’t think I’d ever paint a Stormcast Eternal either but like Space Marines they seem to sprout organically in any collection of Games Workshop miniatures whether you want them to or not. I should add I don’t have anything against them, and there’s one or two like this lady that I actually quite like. She’s been sitting on the desk at least a year now after I started experimenting with colour schemes and then ran out of enthusiasm before I really got anywhere. Mind you, whoever it was at Games Workshop that decided she should be cast in gold plastic – surely the trickiest colour to get a decent basecoat over – deserves at least some of the blame there. Of course Fembruary once again proved to be the perfect moment to get her finished.
I’ve got a few other Stormcasts kicking around so now I’ve settled on a colour scheme sooner or later I’ll paint them up as well.