Plunder for the Ironclad Fleet [September 19 2020]

My journey to Uzkulak began in 2003 with a simple gift from a fellow fantasy enthusiast, a single metal Warhammer miniature. It all started in the ancient lands of Nehekara before I set off to ply the coasts of Lustria alongside legions from The Galleon’s Graveyard. A whisper and a promise of power lured me into the realm of chaos. After some untold period of time serving the machinations of Tzeentch I found myself wandering the Dark Lands seeking once again the glory of the high seas. Amongst the industrious Dawi-Zharr and their nightmarish hell-forged creations I found my path…

I want to thank this community for providing ever-present motivation and inspiration as well as keeping the forges of Zharr aflame. My hope is to share progress with you all as I slowly collect, convert, and paint my Reavers of Uzkulak. Alas my time of lurking is over, let us weigh anchor and plunder in Hashut’s name!

I’m excited about this new platform but bear with me as I transfer my old army blog to this venue.

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Recently painted units and some of my favorite finished work.

Bleak Water Divers - Chaos Dwarf Warriors

Daemonsmiths Halkezhar the Shipwright and Shadohz Mosag

Slave Giant

Pyromancer Izkesh and his conflagration of K’Daai

Magma Cannon

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Selected conversions, current projects on my bench, and unpainted kitbashes. Often (almost always) this is my favorite part of the hobby. I enjoy making my own bases, using household or found items, messing around with green stuff, and slapping all of that together with bits from as many kits as I can get my hands on.


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Aside from my partiality toward nautical themes and the attendant conversion potential I was also drawn to Uzkulak by tales yet untold, exploring the mysteries of the bustling slave-port, the daemonic metal enginery, and the Reavers that set forth to have their names scribed in the annals of infamy.

As I collect and paint miniatures I will endeavor to keep my lore companion book up to date with named character background stories, accounts of the faction’s history, concept sketches, and anything else I find noteworthy. In other words, sometimes I fancy picking up a pen instead of a paintbrush.

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A living catalogue of my army composition, to-dos, and wishlist. In the future perhaps battle reports will live here. As I paint units the summary tabs will contain a picture and a link to the relevant post.

Army List

Ready to Embark:

Halkezhar the Shipwright (Daemonsmith)

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Shadohz Mosag (Daemonsmith)

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Izkesh the Baleful (Pyromancer)

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Asuruthan the Mad (Lord)

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Bleak Water Divers (Chaos Dwarf Warriors) x16

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Magma Cannon

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Iron Daemon

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Nalhad's Despoiler (Iron Daemon)

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Slave Giant

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Slaves x40+

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Slave Chieftain

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Bazooka Team

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K'Daai Fireborn x6

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Hellcannon

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Rimsin Ash Caster (Sorcerer of Hashut)

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Still in the Dry Docks:

  • Skullkraken
  • Dreadquake
  • Warriors with Blunderbusses
  • Infernal Guard with Fireglaives
  • Immortals

Not yet Requisitioned:

  • Innumerable fledgling conversion concepts
  • Bull Centaurs
  • Hobgoblins
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Ideally, as this blog grows I will curate this list of links to key posts for those seeking to navigate to something specific

Forgeworld

  • Daemonsmith - Post #20
  • K’Daai Fireborn - Post #49
  • Magma Cannon - Post #83
  • Iron Daemon - Post #86
  • Iron Daemon / Servohauler Kitbash - Post #88
  • Skullcracker Kitbash - WIP Post #104 & #118

Games Workshop

  • Black Kraken - Post #14
  • Kharadron Infantry Kitbash - WIP Post #22 - Painted Post #23
  • Kharadron Daemonsmith Kitbash - Post #40
  • Skaven Slaves - Post #33
  • Skaven Chieftain - Post #34
  • Fyreslayer Pyromancer Kitbash - Post #48 & #53
  • Hellcannon - Post #41
  • Master of Madness - Post #97

Miscellaneous Miniatures

  • Mage Knight Giant - Post #21
  • Admiralty Miniatures Bazooka Team - Post #29
  • Steampunk Sea Creatures - WIP Post #116 & #142
  • Sorcerer of Hashut on Palanquin Kitbash - WIP Post #60, #66, & #112 - Painted Post #130

Basing & Terrain

  • Lava Basing - Post #76
  • Steampunk Basing - Post #28
  • Dancing Yak 3D Printed Statue - Post #42
  • Movement Trays - Post #153

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Nice work; the Khadron Overlords look a bit too ‘techy’ for Fantasy to me, but you’ve still managed to make them work well. Looking forward to seeing more from you :slight_smile:

Very nice that you also came here to pay your respects to Hashut.

I am looking forward to many more photos and a lot of inspiration, also for my own project.

I can definitely see that and you are not alone with that thought. I like the models and wanted an excuse to convert them… scuba dwarfs seemed like the most adjacent I could try to pull off. The project honestly started with converting a single BioShock Big Daddy… and as the hobby usually does, it evolved into a much larger endeavor.

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I hope to be more active here than I have been on the legacy site of late. I’ve been tied up trying to finish some old loose ends including Dreadfleet but there are a few projects I’m itching to return to.

Glad to see your blog back! I‘m looking forward to witnessing the further growth of this army.

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Before I start bombarding this thread with content from my old blog I figured I’d start with something new (to me). Dreadfleet’s Black Kraken has always been eye candy and more recently a source of inspiration for my army. Through the fickle (yet sometimes fortuitous) winds of eBay I’m happy to finally own a copy of the game and have this painted up.

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Love it all! Great work! :smiley:

Great stuff! I wouldn’t mind if we got turned into CD pirates in AoS, that could be so cool… But who knows.
Superb blog stucture as well, I should do something similar when I get going as well. :+1:

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Oh yeah, maybe some kind of twisted Kharadron. Would make a lot of sense, actually. But would probably be too close to regular kharadron. :thinking:

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to transfer over to Discourse.

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Great clean paintjob and that wonderful mini, I always thought it was a shame they didn’t build on this for us (still could) so it’s great to see a blog like that has built up everything around such a good starting point

I’d also echo what tjub said about the blog setup, great idea, looking forward to more :vulcan_salute:t2:

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Time to start transferring over some of my old posts just for the sake of completeness. Apologies for the redundancy.

Whilst this wasn’t the first Chaos Dwarf miniature I owned, he was a fun kick off to my ambitions. I used him as a test model for basing and paint scheme as I switched over to Vallejo. As my first completed Dawi-Zharr it seemed appropriate to write a bit of background lore for him.

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