A few weeks ago, I scored a really good deal on one of my Oldhammer "bucket list" items: the old "Mighty Fortress" from Games Workshop. I remember drooling over ads for Warhammer Fantasy Battle featuring the venerable Fortress, but it was well outside my price range as a young lad, so I was quite happy to lay my hands on a copy now (even if my set came with an extra gate section, which may explain the good deal I got...).
|My very own "nostalgia figure"--a Ral Partha barbarian who featured in an AD&D campaign of long ago--will provide a tour (and sense of scale).|
January has been awful in terms of finding time to paint (and I'm sorry I haven't been able to keep up with everyone's marvelous posts--hoping to rectify that starting next week), but I still made an effort to get out to the painting room at least for a half-hour every night before bed. This involved hand-primering everything with black gesso, then airbrushing all the pieces in several shades, then coming in with inks and washes to add some weathering effects.
|Behold! A pale horse.|
One of the noteworthy elements of the set is that it comes with tons of extra parts and pieces. Way more trapdoors than I'll ever have need for, extra doors and gates, extra ladders...great stuff for the ol' bits box.
I'm contemplating picking up another set if I can find another good deal, just so I can set up larger city wall or citadel arrangements, as well as do some ruined wall conversions. But this will more than tide me over for now. ;)
All in all, I painted four towers, six wall sections, four gate inserts, 20 door inserts, 11 trap doors, and 17 ladders...