Monday, April 15, 2013

Lest we forget...

When I reworked the WFB tournament list for the millionth time, I realized that I was going to have to go back to the chariots, and not the massed horsemen units I had originally planned.  Time and other life circumstances got in the way.

So, I substituted a unit of chariots instead.  Then I realized that not only was there no movement tray, the unit was not even completely painted!  I had abandoned the unit when I saw that it had no chance of being effective.

So, this was the state of the unit and the movement tray when I began:

First things first.  Finish the bases!  This is not so horrible, as it is one of the designs that will be featured in the "Painting Demon Marble" video.  It was my intent to get back into these to practice, so here we go!

I started out by taking the Vallejo Dark Sea Blue and Emerald to establish the light and dark areas.  I had to go back to some of the other bases as well, just to tie everything in a little better.

You can see those colors out on the palette.  I used the Emerald (with a touch of dark color) to lay out where the skulls and demon faces would be.

I began to lighten those skulls a little bit...

And then some more...

Almost there.  

Now they are ready to have the eyes and other dark colors established.  

I mixed the Dark Sea Blue with some dark purple, and marked out the eyes on the skulls, did a little definition of the demon faces (the mouths, etc.), wth some more definition on the darker skulls as well.

With the bases painted, it was time to do the movement tray.  The inscriptions describe what will happen to all those who violate the Tainted Pharaoh's Tomb cities...

You can see numerous posts with the story of the army, how the display board was made, the various units which were scratch sculpted, and even how these movement trays were done in the Tomb Kings army section of the blog!  Go check that out if you have not seen it yet. :-)

Here's an updated link to the finished unit! 


  1. Another good example of your skills. Can't believe you abandoned these just because they weren't going to be effective though. Tsk tsk tsk lol. Nice job

    1. They were getting destroyed on the first turn, or by the second at best. That was a lot of work to put into something so useless :-) Also, I started pirating the rest of the chariots for my Khand Axles of Evil army!

  2. Very, very nice Jim what an awesome original idea for a base!

    1. Thanks for the kind words! I realize that most of the designs are covered by the chariots, but at least I know it's there!