This last month I have been intermittently plonking away at the remainder of the Abyssals from the Dungeon Saga Kickstarter. I had this idea when pledging that these minis would be forming the start of a Kings of War army. I ordered two extra sets of the Abyssals so I would have 5 sets of minis. I painted all the five “lost souls” and the Drech’Nok the Destroyer villain-leader some time ago, and I started on the rest by painting a moloch, a succubus and all the lower abyssals from a set about a month ago.
Today I finished the rest of them.
A whopping 34 minis in one fell swoop.
The molochs are based on 50mm squares and the rest are on 25mm squares. These I never bothered to hack off their bases to reposition, so they are all a bit wonky, just like they were delivered. I have repositioned some parts (such as Molochs arms) and stood most of the bent ones properly up by using the hot water/cold water method.
The four remaining Molochs.
I do not generally like painting identical models identically, so I chose to do each set in a different colour scheme, from classic devil red via fleshtones to dark green and blue, with the Ifriiti and Hellhounds done separately.
Lower Abyssal Warriors with what I presume are supposed to be some sort of spears. I would have preferred classic tridents or even proper spears to these unwieldy-looking spade-things.
Lower Abyssal Warriors with strange axes or scythes. Not sure what else to call these weapons.
Lower Abyssal Warriors with choppy swords and shields. The Classic Combination preferred by discerning infantrymen for ages in days gone by.
The Flamebearers. They throw fireballs. Just like Imps in Doom.
Succubi. Sexy-looking, bikini clad female devils that look nothing like the charicatures that the males are. Yup, there is nothing as alluringly attractive and sexy as having massive killer blades strapped to their arms. Hubba hubba?
All 5 Ifriits. I was not too inspired with these, so this is what I ended up with. Bah. At least they were quick to paint.
All five Hellhounds. These turned out quite well in my opinion.
These minis were a bit of a grindy slog to finish, I almost regretted starting them off and I am happy to be done with them. Now I can put them away and clear them off my little “in progress” shelf.
Looking at them together with the already finished pieces, it actually does look a bit like a small army for Kings of War. Just add a big monster-sized devil.
For Dungeon Saga, only the Greenskins and scenery remain to finish off the entire Kickstarter delivery.
The Tally so far:
Finished from the Bobby Box: 69 / 126 (+10 / 13 casualties, small animals etc)
Just 57 left to do!
Finished from the stash: 59
Finished minis in total this year: 128 / 365 (target one for each day on average)