Tag Archives: Chaos

It Came from the Lightbox: Skabbik’s Plaguepack

It Came from the Lightbox: Grashrak’s Despoilers

Underworlds warbands are the perfect project size. Plus being able to paint them for Bladeborn means I don’t have to worry about any card nonsense.

It Came from the Lightbox: Monsters

Kragnos painted up in like a day or two. Very satisfied with him.

These Skaven bastards are what had me jammed up for, like, a month. I bought and built them ages ago when the kits were first released (during WHFB 8E) and never got around to painting them. Decided to do them on a lark, to go with the Saga Skaven I’d painted last year and boy was that a mistake: I had to paint an army of Morats to find momentum on them again.

Skaven Mounted Spiteclaw

It Came from the Lightbox: More Saga Skaven

Back in October I got a weird motivation to return to the Saga: Age of Magic Skaven I painted in June. There were some options I hadn’t covered in the first wave, so I padded those out, and then things got a little out of control.

I painted/converted/printed:

  • Ratling Guns as Destruction Teams
  • Plague Monks with Empire Archer arms as Levies with Bows
  • Stormfiend as a Monster (more impressive than the Doomflayer)
  • A second Doomflayer (they’re War Machines now)
  • Ikit Claw as a my Warlord (I’d already painted a Warlord, but decided he was more impressive)
  • Jezzails as Warriors with Firearms (sure, they’re multi-based)
  • Wolf-rats from Thingiverse as Mounted Hearthguard
  • Spiteclaw on an upsized Wolf-rat as a Mounted Warlord
  • Padded out my Warriors (rounding out to a full point of Warriors accounting for 4 models being used by Destruction Teams)
  • Padded out my Hearthguard (rounding out to a full unit of 12)

I did break my rule of keeping the army $0 as a result of all of this, though. Most everything came from my Skaven drawer/bitz box, but I did have to buy the Plague Monks, Ikit Claw, Spiteclaw, and a few extra Stormvermin halberds. The Ikit Claw thing is especially frustrating because I’d gotten into my head that I had one and just needed to paint it up but I must have imagined it… so I had to buy one. All told, the 18-ish points of a Saga army cost me about $80.

Oh, also I knocked together 50mm x 25mm pill-shaped cavalry bases for the Ratling Guns and Wolf Rats. I’ve posted it on Thingiverse: 50mm x 25mm Pill Cavalry Base.

Skaven Group

It Came from the Lightbox: Saga Skaven

I got a weird bug up my butt about painting up some Skaven to use for Saga: Age of Magic, so that’s a thing I did.

I painted them up in the same style as Spiteclaw’s Swarm, which was different from the way I’d painted up my WHFB Skaven back when. I think it’s kind of a neat scheme: kind of the same except paler and cooler.

I decided to challenge myself by not buying any models for this project: everything came out of the Skaven reserves drawer in my hobby closest. This limited my options: if I’d had 1 more Stormvermin Halberd, for example, I’d have been able to do 3 points’ of Hearthguard and not 2. I didn’t spend a single dollar on this project.

I did lose enthusiasm for it about halfway through. There are some options I’m missing: these guys will be Lords of the Underworld, so I could use a few Destruction Teams, at least one unit of Levies, another Monster, and some ranged weapon Warriors, but I don’t feel like it, don’t have the models, don’t feel like it, don’t have the models/bits (respectively).

All in all, I spent about 3 weeks on this; I’m glad to have it done.

It Came from the Lightbox: WarCry

I painted these up a bit ago. Haven’t had the chance to play the game a lot, but it’s pretty perfect: dumb, fast, evocative.

Iron Golems
Iron Golem Standard Bearer
Corvus Cabal
Corvus Cabal skirmisher
WarCry terrain

Spiteclaw's Swarm

It Came from the Lightbox – Shadespire Skaven

I painted up the Shadespire Skaven over the weekend: I want to give them a try, and there’s no excuse for me to be playing anything in Shadespire unpainted.

It only took about a day and a half’s hobby time.  I don’t think they’re particularly noteworthy: just servicable Skaven.

I painted them up with my old approach to Skaven, but with a few differences:

  • I went with a pink, pale flesh instead of the yellowed flesh I used to use; I really like this.
  • The red turned out much brighter than it used to, I clearly don’t remember how I used to do it, but I don’t know where I went different.
  • The grey turned out alright, even though I used VMC and not GW paints


It came from the lightbox: Shadespire

These guys were speedpainted, so there are definitely things that could use touching up, but I’m satisfied with them.  In fact, while I’m “These are OK” about the Sigmarite Steelheart’s Champions, I’m actually very pleased with how the Khornate Garrek’s Reavers turned out.  Not perfect, but striking.