Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Armies on Parade update - the final countdown!

Here it is, 3 days to go until Armies on Parade and things are hotting up!

This is a bit of a combined post, showing of Vid's AoS project and my 30k Dread project.

Vidpui has been sharing his progress with me and the twitter crowd for the last couple of days. His Gryphounds look fantastic in my opinion. I really like the fact that they look like they are made of fire!

Vid also had a great colour scheme idea for the Stromcast riders, but when he put the two together he really wasn't feeling it. I think you'll agree that the green armour below looks great, just not combined with the fiery colour scheme of the steed, so he switched it for the bone colour in the picture above, which seems much more complimentary.

His board is also really taking shape. It has the right amount of height and levels which you usually see on Armies on Parade boards. He started the right way, mapping it out and placing the miniatures on to get a sense of spacing

Vid then added texture and chose a complementary scheme that will really have his miniatures standing out on the day.

In my corner I have been desperately trying to get my Dreads ready in time. Just the highlighting and finishing touches to go now I think.

Horus Heresy Space Wolves

My board has also bee taking shape. I shared the below photo last week of my progress to date. I need to jiggle the miniatures about a bit and add some more scenery, but I think I'm almost ready!!

Horus Heresy Space Wolves

Don't forget to check out the Dreadtober blog to see how everyone else is getting on with their Dreadtober projects:

Also, check out Vidpui on twitter (@Vidpui) or his painting blog. This guys is seriously talented, so I can see why he was about to throw in the towel when the reality didn't quite match his original vision (to be fair, I'm of a similar frame of mind when things don't go as planned) - a blog dedicated to The Horus Heresy and Warhammer 40k - Get in touch on Twitter: @errantwolfdave


  1. Both great progress and good stuff

  2. Looking very well. So many dreads! I have dread envy.

    1. Cheers Rory... I’m really happy with them but let’s just say I’m looking forward to painting a tank or an infantry unit or something other than a dreadnought now :-)