Inspired Soul Wars Collection: Lord Arcanum Balthas [WIP]

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Inspired Soul Wars Collection: Ghostly reinforcements

More Nighthaunt have joined my growing collection, which is inspired by the characters and events in the novel, Soul Wars (by Josh Reynolds). Today I have a unit of ten Chainrasp Horde, Myrmourn Banshees and additional Grimwraith Stalkers.

Let me know if you like these filtered photo style or just white background photography, and post your suggestions in the comment section.

We serve Nagash, there is nothing but Nagash, and all is Nagash.

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

Inspired Soul Wars Collection: Here comes the Jailor

Inspired Soul Wars Collection: Here comes the Jailor

You might be thinking I’m working way too hard on this series of models (Sacrosanct Chamber and Nighthaunt) based on the characters from the novel, Soul Wars (by Josh Reynolds). Well yes, I’ve been painting these models intensively like a Khajit on 20x skooma, in fact, I haven’t done much besides these two factions for a few weeks now!

I’m enjoying this challenge a lot as I enjoy trying to bring to life some of the characters from the novel. In the past I wouldn’t dare paint models like the characters from books I’ve read (unless it was existing unique character sculpts), due to the cringe of a badly painted model. But this year I went out of my comfort zone to paint characters that I enjoyed reading about, and hopefully faithfully bring them to life in miniature form.

It’s also a challenge to build models that I couldn’t afford to get at the moment or can’t obtain, and today, I took on the challenge of building my own Spirit of Torment.

To build this faithful spirit, I used an easy to build Grimwraith Stalker body as the main form, then clipped off its weapon, head and sharp spine growth. Then I used two spare Stormcast Eternals Paladin shoulder plates for the back, to create armour plating like the original model from the Soul Wars starter set.

For the head, I (enthusiastically 😏) cut half of a Highelf Dragon rider’s head horizontally, which was even out to ensure it would fit into the surface for glue. The head was glued to the hood, making sure it fits evenly in place.

For the chains, I used spare Chaos marauder weapons and cut them into pieces and glued them onto the hands and gaps between the hands.

That’s basically what I’ve done with my own Spirit of torment model, and I’ve saved around £15 in total! Kitbashing is a god send to cut corners as well as producing really cool characters.

I won’t be going into detail on the Spirit of Torment character featured in Soul Wars yet, I’ve yet to paint this model yet, so it’ll have to wait. However, I hope you have enjoyed this post, and let me know in the comments below if you would like me to do more kitbashing posts!

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

Inspired Soul Wars Collection: Evocator Helios and colour guide to painting the Anvils of Heldenhammer

Inspired Soul Wars Collection: Evocator Helios and colour guide to painting the Anvils of Heldenhammer

Today’s post is a short one as I haven’t got much to say on this particular character from the Soul Wars novel (written by Josh Reynolds), however, he’s a badass swordsman that’s for sure!

I wasn’t sure if Helios was a Evocator Prime or just an Evocator, as the book didn’t mention that he was a Prime of his battlemage unit. Fun fact, this was my first test model for painting the Anvils of Heldenhammer colour scheme.

Speaking of which, I think it’s about time I let you guys know my colour scheme for painting this Stormhost. I’ve planned this colour scheme to be an alternative method of painting the Stormhost that doesn’t require much highlighting.

Painting black armour can be difficult for some who don’t have a steady hand, so this colour scheme should be easier and just as good as GW’s drybrushing method in ‘How to paint: Stormcast Eternals painting book’.

Armour-

  • Basecoat Model colour Matt black
  • Drybrush Skavenblight dinge
  • Lightly drybrush Dawnstone grey
  • Gold-
    • Basecoat 1/3 Model colours Bronze and Flat brown
      Shade Reikland Fleshade
      Drybrush Model colour Gold
      Shade Reikland Fleshade (on recesses for armour trim)

    Red Robes-

    • Basecoat Khorne Red
    • Shade Druchii violet
    • Highlight Evil sunz red
  • Cream Robes-
    • Basecoat Ushabti bone (2-3 coats)
      Shade Reikland Fleshade
      Highlight Model colour Off-white
      Shade Reikland Fleshade
      Highlight edges with Model colour Off-white

    I hope this colour scheme will help you with painting your own Anvils if Heldenhammer!

    That’s it for me for now, I’ll be posting another Soul Wars character-inspired model later on today. I think I’ll return back to the Nighthaunt with my recently kitbashed Jailor, as well as a guide on how to make the most out of the new starter box set releases for both Sacrosanct Chamber and Nighthaunt.

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    Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

    -Bjorn

    Inspired Soul Wars Collection: Knight-Incantor Miska

    Inspired Soul Wars Collection: Knight-Incantor Miska

    If there’s one wizard you can count on to make any Nighthaunt ghosties be purified and banished, it’s got to be Miska. Second in command of the Anvils of Heldenhammer’s Sacrosanct Chamber, she is a skilled Stormcaller using the light of high Azyr to burn the undead and chaos without doubt nor fear. (I would say in my opinion) She’s just as skilled in using the winds of Azyr as her leader, Lord Arcanum Balthas.

    Out of all of the characters in the Soul Wars novel, Miska would be my second favourite female character in the story (Liberator Prime Calys is first place, I’ll elaborate more on her later in a future post). I like how Miska is Balthas’s equal, as she points out his faults and keeps him on track to lead his Chamber to Glymmsforge to help with the war effort.

    Whilst she’s not the strongest and as attuned to the winds of Azyr as much as Balthas and Knossus, but Miska is still a deadly stormcaster who can get the job done.I would be thrilled if Miska was included in more stories in future AoS books, even e-short stories that explores more about Miska and her perspective of the mortal realms.

    We get some hints here and there about her, but since the story is largely focused on the battle for Glymmsforge, character focus is short. Now that Soul Wars has set the foundations for the Anvils Sacrosanct Chamber, it would be interesting to see more characters focused stories.

    If it were me, I’d do a whole novel* based on that Tomcat with a scar on its face, and write a whole backstory on how it came to Glymmsforge. But alas, a Jungle expert cat assassin-like Catachan wouldn’t fit well into the setting of AoS.

    *- I think BL wouldn’t accept it as a entry piece to join their writers guild, It would probably earn a bad reputation……….

    Anyways, that’s all I have for today! I know today was supposed to be focusing on the Evocator Helios, but I had to switch things around after I did a fairly good digital art on the Knight- Incantor. But fear not, I’ll be back very soon for another post this week.

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    Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

    -Bjorn

    Inspired Soul Wars Collection: Thunder fist and a bad Jailor

    Inspired Soul Wars Collection: Thunder fist and a bad Jailor

    Due to some hectic stuff with clearing out and a new carpet coming in soon, I haven’t had much time to do any posts for this week. So unfortunately I’ll have to delay my Soul Wars inspired miniatures series until everything is sorted.

    In the meantime however, I have three photos for you guys, a hint at what’s to come when I return to blogging later on this week. Enjoy!

    If you guys like the photography (black background), let me know if you want to see more photos like these three in the comments below!

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    Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

    -Bjorn