Today I finished this marvellous temple that I purchased in August 2019 and started painting to use on the Mummies diorama. However I found it didn’t suit as the steps were not designed for the use of 1/72 scale figures so I put it aside. I did try it out on another but also gave that up as the plan failed to get off the ground.
When I had the original plan for this current one I was only going to have warships but then I spied it on the shelf and thought “come on use it!” The young lad that sold it to me will be wondering where the hell it went! A Big thanks to him and the others down at the Warhammer shop in Ringwood, always helpful.
Well I unearthed it the other day as I was unpacking another carton and as I am waiting for the last figures to arrive I decided to paint it up. Now I have been catching up on IRO’s pods and chanced to hear him talk about painting a model like the box image or do you paint it completely differently? This got me thinking because I was painting it as the box image and realized this was because I am not really a fantasy person. When I started out, never for a moment did I think I would go down that road, but having said that, I really don’t think mine is really true fantasy because as one of you good folk pointed out it’s a really a mix of history with a touch of fantasy
Anyway dabbling in it is more fun than my more traditional subjects as you can paint them how you want. Then again, I have to say my Napoleonic guys aren’t really all that accurate! I’m sure there is a lot of head shaking going on out there as they see my errors but I’m pretty lazy when it comes to research and when I do it generally leads to me into a dilemma like when I wanted to do the Battle of the Raisin River and got so confused I gave up!
Anyway enough waffle! As you can see I painted it pretty much like the box artwork and to me it looks like it might be usable. We’ll just have to wait and see.
For those like me that are not savvy with the world of fantasy the model is from Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Shattered Temple.
Just before I go I have to say that I don’t consider myself a class painter like a lot of you out there, I have just bumbled along. I like to think I have improved a bit but I have to say it was not until our good friend IRO put me onto Washes from Citadel that things really started to improve, so thanks mate and keep up those Podcasts. IRO is not the only one; I have picked up a lot of tricks from many of you so a big thanks you to you as well! Cheers Boys and Girls, take care.