So this is one of those models I painted a while back and I meant to give it as a gift to someone. Well I set him aside and forgot about doing some small touch ups on him. I was cleaning up my work area and I found him sitting there with a little dust collecting on him so I cleaned him up... re-did some of the paint and got him all ready to go. I am going give him to the person that I painted him for this time around... I promise you this.

Khador: "eButcher" Kommander Orsus Zoktavir

I finally got around to painting eButcher this week. I have been going back and forth in my head since I got him if I was going to put him on his normal scenic base that he comes with or if I was going to do my own thing. Well as you can see in the pictures that I decided to do my own thing. Nothing against the scenic base that he comes with I think it is a beautiful sculpt. But it doesn't fit with the over all theme of the way I am basing this Khador army. So out came the green stuff and I made him some rocks to stand on. These were made the same way I made them in the video I posted up earlier this week.

Speaking of the video... if you haven't seen it yet. Check it out and leave me a review of what you think.

Thats right people... I have finally done a "How To"

But not only is it a "How To"... but its a how to video... it is the first one I have ever done. CLICK HERE to watch the video.

Khador : Decimator 2

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Well after a small mishap where I spilled a bottle of black paint I managed to finish a Decimator that I started working on clear back on Saturday. Which other than Beast09 this has to be the longest I have spent on a warjack. The base I made myself with some greenstuff and some sand.

So... some of you may have guessed it a while back but I am in love with the Man-o-war models. it really doesn't matter what flavor they come in. I love them all. Though this time around it is the more potent Bombardiers.

So the other day I was having an conversation with Mr. Justin over at Secret Weapon Miniatures and we got to talking about razor wire. And how I preferred the "wire wrapped around a wire" type that you can get from either Games Workshop or Army Painter. And he preferred the stuff that he sells which is a flat brass etched razor wire. So I ordered some of his cause I wanted to see the difference first hand cause he was adamant that his looked better. Of course I had seen it used in pictures and in videos that he had done on his site about how to use his masterclass kits.

Well when it arrived this is what you get. It is a flat sheet of very thin brass and you have to cut it off the frame to use it. If you were to cut it all off and separate it out there is over 18 feet of razor wire here for only $15. I am not sure how much you get from GW but you pay almost $10 and $5 for 8 feet from Army Painter. So the other 2 might be cheaper for the amount that you get but I was starting to lean more to liking the stuff SWM.

So once you get a strip separated from the frame (wear gloves this stuff is sharp)just wrap it around the handle of a paintbrush to achieve a "coil" and stretch it out and bend it into the shape you want like what I did below.

Here you can see that I took the stuff that I got from GW that I used the same method to re-size their coil down to a smaller coil so it looked more like the right scale for the miniatures we use.

Here you can see both the SWM brass etch razor wire next to the GW "wire wrap" razor wire.

Now that I have managed to get my hands on some of the stuff from SWM I must say that Mr. Justin. You have brought me over to your side on this one. I think from now on I am going to use the razor wire from you instead. It does look more realistic and more appropriate for the scale of miniatures that we all know and love.

The only real drawbacks that I can find with this razor wire is the fact that you have to cut it off the frame and the connecting pieces can be hard to see if you got them all. Also this stuff is really sharp. Not as sharp as a hobby knife blade or anything like that but shape enough that its gonna feel like you just got a really bad paper cut. So if you do decide to use this stuff please be careful and I do recommend wearing gloves just to keep from getting cut up. But if you are careful you shouldn't get cut by it.

Over all I would say this one gets a 4.8 out of 5 because its cons are extremely minor and its pros are outstanding, cause lets face it... it really does look more realistic.

And here is the Greylord Escort that goes with that unit of Doom Reavers I posted up yesterday. You will also notice that he is also on one of the Rocky Bluff bases that I got from Secret Weapon Miniatures. If you are thinking about getting some resin bases these are the guys to go see.

So for the last week that I have been posting up pictures of the Sorylian Collective I have actually been painting up my Khador Doom Reavers. I decided to leave the tattoos off of these guys for now... What I am going to do is keep track of when they survive games and tattoo them as they survive games. I have them mounted on some of the round lip Rocky Bluff bases that I did the review on a couple weeks ago. As soon as I get some commission work coming in again I want to order more of these bases so I can rebase my entire Khador army on them.

Sorylian Collective Part 7: The Final Chapter... Broadsword Class Dreadnought. Well folks this is the last of this job for Phil. There will be more to come though. just keep checking back for more.

Also since this commission is off the books and is back in Phil's hands that means that I have a wide open schedule just waiting for you guys to contact me about getting your fleets painted up.

Sorylian Collective Part 6: Battleship

Sorylian Collective Part 5: The Carrier.

On a side note... I just got word this afternoon that Phil got his ships in the mail this afternoon and that he is VERY VERY pleased with the way that they turned out.

Sorylian Collective Part 4: Kestros Class Destroyers.

Part 3 of the Sorylian Collective... This time around we have the escorts.

Part 2 of the Sorylian Collective for Firebase Delta's Phil... Cruisers