The Eyes of the Nine is a warband of Tzeentch, a flavor of demonhood I haven’t had much experience with. They’re more strange than monstrous. As usual, Underworlds gives a nice tour of the faction.
Vortemis the All-seeing
Vortemis has just one wing, which seems less than entirely useful. Still, it gave a chance to play a bit with blending.
The armor is the same color as I used on my
Blitz Bowl dwarves. I tried to repeat the blending, but wasn’t fully successful.
Every daemonic force needs some humans to help out now and again.
Blue Horror Brimstone Horror
Ahh, fire, my ancient nemesis.
Back to Underworlds. This time, Mollog’s Mob, featuring one large troll and three little friends.
Mollog the Mighty
Mollog the Mighty is the biggest Underworlds model I’ve run into so far. He’s got a serious fungus problem.
Like most of the Underworlds warbands, I focused on using Contrast paints, with others (mostly Reaper) to highlight or for colors I don’t have.
The three squigs are such silly little creatures. Why have a clear flight stand when you can have a stalagmite come up to meet you?
The Stalagsquig is the strangest. Is it living rock? Pure fungus? Who knows?
The Godsworn Hunt is the first Underworlds warband I’ve painted that’s mostly just humans. Maybe extra fighty and somewhat magic humans, but no body spikes or snake hybrids.
They still have rad hair, though.
I tried brushing on colorshift paint for some of the metallics, like Grundann’s skull shoulder pad. It’s not as strong at shifting as when airbrushed, but I like it as a subtle effect.
The dirt is a muted purple, which contrasts against the greenery nicely without being too cartoonish.
Here again is the colorshift, this time on the blade on the shoulder pad.
That sword just look uncomfortable to carry around when not in battle.
The best warbands have a little critter to help out.
For the last few years, I’ve
picked up models at Adepticon for the the kids to paint. This year, with no Adepticon, I had to do something else. Ruth had mentioned liking these treefolk while at the shop with me, so I picked up the box for her.
This was also the excuse I used to buy GW Contrast paints, though I’ve certainly used them for myself.
Ruth carefully studied the box art when deciding how to paint her tree friends.
Gallanghann of the Glade
We’ve also played a game of Underworlds with it. Ruth declares that her favorite warband is still the
Sepulchral Guard, though. She likes the ability to bring her guys back after they get killed.
Ruth’s Ylthari’s Guardians