Monday, 30 November 2020

The Great Oubliette of Shyish, part 8

The orruk pirates' footsteps echoed on the stone stairs as they descended, deeper into the Great Oubliette. Mogrum muttered to himself and Lost Uzzog nervously fiddled with his aetheric compass.

Mausoleum stacked upon mausoleum, upon mausoleum towered either side of them, crumbling stonework carved into the grim motifs of death. Stunted dead trees clung to the walls and roadsides, forming silhouettes like twisted gnarled fingers. A gloomy green ghostlight cast deep shadows in the crypt doorways and tomb entrances. A thick mist swirled through the grave-markers and columns around them. It curled and drifted on an unfelt breeze.

The Cleavermaws were subdued - they re-checked the priming of their heavy pistols and loosened the swords at their belts. Strange noises echoed along the empty streets - the clank of chains, the wails of lost souls, the hiss of shifting dry leaves. Their lanterns hardly made any difference to the shadows. They could all feel that something was coming.


I managed to get hold of a Temple of Skulls (thanks Joe!) and immediately set about covering the Chaos start with flagstones to make it look more at home in the Harrowmark or the Great Oubliette. Some plasti-card and texture paint and a very fast paint job later and it is ready!

I undercoated it Chaos Black spray, then zenithal base coated it with Mechanicus Standard Grey. I dry-brushed the entire thing with Ushabti Bone. Then blocked in the "earth" areas with Steel Legion Drab, stone areas got washed with Athonian Camoshade at the bottom and Nuln Oil over the rest. The following day the wash was dry and I drybrushed with Ushabti Bone again, concentrating on the Steel Legion Drab areas most. I picked out the skulls with Wraithbone and painted them with Skeleton Horde. I glued on patches of dead grass flock and some piles of dead leaves then varnished the whole thing.

It takes up a BIG chunk of a Warcry board!

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