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May 14

Stripping Paint off of Metal Miniatures

Modeling Tips,Mordheim Models
Author: Ashton Sanders

When the game of Mordheim first came out, my friends and I really wanted to play the game, and really didn’t want to paint the miniatures. So as you can imagine, I have a nice collection of horribly painted miniatures. Probably the worst part about my old miniatures’ paint jobs is how thick the paint was ladled on. The paint was so thick in some places you couldn’t see the details of the miniature/model.

So I decided to strip the paint off of these miniatures. I’m going to start with my metal minis:

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May 13

Mordheim Miniature Basing Tutorial

Modeling Tips,Mordheim Models
Author: Ashton Sanders

I am in the process of making 5 more Orcs for my Mordheim Orcs and Goblins Warband, and I figured I might as well share with you how I’ve been basing my Mordheim Miniatures. I’ve put together this very basic tutorial to create a very simple and effective base for your table-top miniatures.

Basing the Base:

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May 10

Mordheim Image

I was on the Mordheim Wikipedia Page, and noticed someone added an “okay” image of Mordheim on there, so I decided to create a better one. I had a small photo shoot (with every good Mordheim model and terrain piece I had), and this was the result:

Mordheim
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May 3

Skaven Miniature Painted

Mordheim Models,Skaven
Author: Ashton Sanders

Here is my third Mordheim model/miniature. Since I’ve already done two Mordheim Orc Miniatures, I decided to do a Skaven miniature. I found a mini that I had glued together seven years ago, and went at it. I gave it a good black base paint. Kind of like the orange theme I gave to my orcs, my Skaven is going to be Blue. I’m getting much better at painting, but I screwed up the Skaven’s hands pretty good. It’ll get better with practice. Anyway, here you go. Let me know what you think:

Morheim Skaven

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Apr 20

Painting Orcs – Almost Done

Mordheim Models,Orcs and Goblins,Painting
Author: Ashton Sanders

I’ve finally gotten around to painting my first two models since I grew up

Orc Warband Storyline:
I haven’t settled on a complete storyline for my Orc Warband yet, but these Orcs’ homeland has a odd, orange stone that when smashed into powder and rubbed on skin with water creates a great Orange Dye. This is why they have Orange warpaint all of themselves, kind of like Scottish Orcs with orange (instead of blue) woad… *stolen from Tom* I have yet to do the face painting, but I have decided that two orange stripes is this warbands signature.

I also wouldn’t normally take such up-close pictures, as it shows too many flaws ;}, but I’m still on a learning curve. =] Here’s a picture that isn’t too close:

Orc Archer and Warrior Painted Miniatures

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Apr 19

Oops… Miniature Basing Done Wrong

Modeling Tips,Mordheim Models
Author: Ashton Sanders

When I based my two orcs, I used PVA glue to glue down the sand, wood, etc. What’s wrong with that?

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Apr 18

First Mordheim Models – painting

Mordheim Models,Painting
Author: Ashton Sanders

Here is the progress on my first models I have painted in a long time. The pictures describe it best, so I’m not going to type much for this post:

First pictures is a very dark beginning coat of Green and Brown. At this stage, if you took these models out of the bright light, they would still look pitch black.

Mordheim Orc Wariors Unpainted

Then repetitive drybrushing of lighter and lighter colors. The teeth are extremely hard, which may be the result of cheap paint + cheap brushes:

Mordheim Orc Wariors Unpainted

Things left to do:

  • Paint the Base (I probably should have done this before anything else.)
  • Paint the metal (Sword, Bow tips, studs in the studded leather, etc.)
  • Orange War painting
  • Mouth and teeth
  • Muscle Highlighting

I’m sure there’s more,
-Ashton Sanders

Apr 7

First Mordheim Models – Basing

Mordheim Models,Painting
Author: Ashton Sanders

I’ve done a lot of research on the Internet on basing, paint, modeling, etc. Here are some links to some great resources on these subjects:

My new Mordheim Warbands have officially been started.

Currently, Skaven is my favorite warband, so I decided to start the learning curve with some Orc Models I got from a Warhammer Box Set I got off of ebay. I have too many of each of these models, so if I end up destroying them, I’ll survive. This way I can perfect my basing/painting styles before starting into my Skaven warband.

With that said, I based these models with a layer of PVA glue and a layer of sand. I added a rock or a wooden plank to each base before putting the layer of sand (so they look like they are stuck in the sand.

I removed the two models from their frames and used a razor blade to smooth out the seams. I glued on their heads and glued them to their bases with a helping of rubber cement (for plastic models).

Mordheim Orc Wariors Unpainted

Then, after a base coat of black paint:

Mordheim Orc Wariors Unpainted

Now I need to come up with a good color scheme. I think I’m going to use Orange as a warpaint color.

-More to come,
Ashton Sanders

Jan 28

Another Miniature Website

Mordheim Models
Author: Ashton Sanders

While browsing the internet for Miniature War Gaming sites, I’ve come upon this one many times. Here’s the link to the very useful Miniature WarGaming Site.

Miniature Wargaming
Free Wargames Resources

Enjoy,

Dec 17

Warhammer Box Has Arrived!

General,Mordheim Models
Author: Ashton Sanders

After a week of nerve-racking waiting, my Warhammer starter set has arrived! It was apparently too big to fit inside my mail box, so the mailman just had it balanced on top of it. That’s definitely the first time that has happened to me.

I eagerly brought it in and spread out the contents of it. (If you didn’t read from earlier, I’m planning on using these models for my Orc and Human warband.)

Here is a slightly out of focus picture of the back of the Warhammer starter box:

Warhammer Box Set - Back Cover

You can see in this picture sets of 4 regiments of 18 guys. From Left to Right: Orc Warriors, Orc Archers, Human Riflemen and Human Spearmen. This box also includes a Human canon and an Orc War Chariot and a General for each.

Here’s a picture of all of these models still in their sprues:

Warhammer Box Set - Contents

At the top of this picture, you can see two stacks of 4 sprues each. These are the regiments of warriors; one stack for the humans and one for the orcs.

Here’s a close up of the Humans and Orcs Sprues:

Warhammer Human Sprue - Riflemen and Spearmen

Warhammer Orc Sprues - Archers and Warriors

I’m looking at selling or trading some of these sprues as this is more than enough for two warbands of each species, and I’m only putting together 1 of each.

-Ashton Sanders

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