[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Scatter Terrain

While shopping for some supplies with Green Stuff World, I discovered their Egyptian Ruins set and added it to my purchase. I based the pieces on the same floor tiles as the other terrain, blended them in with filler, and will now add sand.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain

Flat as can be! Once more it showed that keeping 'trash' is good for Terrain building :-)

In addition to the sphinxes, I built two moniliths and some pillars. The bases of the pillars allow for placing two pieces adjacent, and then placing an additional loose block connecting them.


[Warfork Fantasy Battles]
Bretonnian Chevaliers Errants

This model took me some time but I finished it today. With the flag I cheated a bit (it was scanned and printed from an old White Dwarf), but the rest of the model is painted completely freehand. I would have liked to get the lion heads especially more consistent, but this is the best I can manage...

Anybody having an idea, based on the standard bearer, what the unit champion will look like? And where the paint scheme of the standard bearer comes from?


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Terrain

Over the last months I cast Hirst Arts molds on and off, then and now. Among them are also Agyptian molds which I intended to use for the games with my Agyptians. Here is the outcome of the Temple entrance mold #98.

I started with the sphinx statues by gluing pairs of blocks using Legos to align them.

The pairs where then glued into the complete sphinx statues, again using Legos for the correct alignment.

Two years ago, our lavatory was redecorated, which resulted in off-cuts from the floor tiles. Which I of course kept, you never know... (my wife was not immediately convinced back then as you might imagine). Now I remembered them, and thought they might be good basing material.

The bottom is plastic with a grid, which makes the bottom somewhat rough. I hope this will help prevent the terrain items sliding around on the table.

Here is my first test piece. I beveled the edges and kept about 1cm flat around the base of the statue.

I now applied PVA glue and grit, currently the sealing coat is drying. So far it looks good concerning the material's warping vulnerability. If it is still flat tomorrow, this will be my basing material for this project.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Demons

The demons are done. My first comment still stands, they are aweful concerning flash and mold lines. While painting I removed some more that I was not able to see before. But the minis totally make up for that with an also incredible amount of detail! Thinking of painting a unit of 20 or so of them would be really daunting... Painting 4 I really enjoyed :-)

Here is the paint list of colours not already used with the rest of the Agyptians:

  • Skin Body
    • Foundry 124A African Flesh Shade
      • 1/5 SWW001 Soft Body Black
      • 4/5 SWW018 Amethyst
    • Foundry 124B African Flesh Shade
      • 4/5 Foundry 124B North African Flesh Shade
      • 1/5 70.918 Ivory
      • several steps with more ivory added each time
      • 1/3 SWW017 Purple
      • 2/3 70.596 Glaze Medium
      • Thin glaze over shoulders as a transition to the purple spine
  • Skin Head/Spine
    • 70.959 Purple
      • 1/5 SWW001 Soft Body Black
      • 4/5 SWW018 Amethyst
    • 70.959 Purple
      • 4/5 70.959 Purple
      • 1/5 70.918 Ivory
      • several steps with more ivory added each time, painted in thin lines, especially in the spine, to create a texture
      • 2/3 SWW026 Cotton Candy
      • 1/3 70.596 Glaze Medium
      • Severl thin layers to tone down the chalkiness of the ivory
  • eyes
    • 70.962 Flat Blue
    • SWW018 Amethyst
    • 70.961 Sky Blue
  • blades
    • 70.950 Black
      • 3/4 70.950 Black
      • 1/4 71.109 U.K.P.R.U. Blue
      • applied as thin glazes in several steps from the top of surfaces as the light would catch them, towards the center, building up the colour towards the top
    • 71.109 U.K.P.R.U. Blue Edge highlighting

[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Mummies

I highlighted the bandags with

  • 70.976 Buff
  • 70.820 Offwhite

The miniatures where then gloss varnished.

Finally, an oil wash was applied:

  • 1/3 Winsow & Newton Lamp Black
  • 2/3 Winsow & Newton Burnt Umber


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Priests

The good thing is, the doctor sent me on sick leave for the whole weak.

The bad thing is, all the sleeping and "suffering" (my wife's words) take away so much time and leave not that much for painting. But giving the models a quick spray with black was doable.

I started painting the skin but did not get that far...


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Mummies

The good thing is, the doctor sent me on sick leave for the whole weak.

The bad thing is, all the sleeping and "suffering" (my wife's words) take away so much time and leave not that much for painting. But giving the models a quick spray with black was doable.

With the mummies I managed to base coat

  • the exposed skin with
    • 1/3 70.950 Black

      2/3 70.981 Orange Brown
  • the bandages with
    • 70.847 Dark Sand

I then slathered on a different wash on every miniature

  • SWW004 Concrete
  • SWW007 Stone
  • SWW008 Baby Poop
  • SWW010 Dark Sepia


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Demons

The good thing is, the doctor sent me on sick leave for the whole weak.

The bad thing is, all the sleeping and "suffering" (my wife's words) take away so much time and leave not that much for painting. But giving the models a quick spray with black was doable.


[Song of Fork and Heroes]
Mythical Agyptian Priests

I wanted to come much farther today, applying at least the base colours, but the beginnings of a flu requested me to spend too much time sleeping...