Finishing Stuff

Welcome back!

a bit of a short one this week; i’m playing in a 40k tournament on Sunday so been prepping an army and background; it’s my first 40k tournament since 2001 (Conflict Bristol, where i placed 12th!) it’s an unusual army so keeping it quiet 🙂

That said, i’m looking at Streaming with Hamish so been getting a few stand alone games completed, i showed some Super Dungeon Explore before and i’m still working through it

While i’ve been working on boring minions i did allow myself some work on the cute heroes…

i’ve got the dragon half of hte box on my desk then another 4 heroes to complete the box

i’ve also been doing more Bloodbowl; i know Hamish doesn’t want to play it again but i may try to get to more tournaments this year…

not using Skaven though as i’m not a fan of the miniatures…

That said, i showed you my Escher recently so have started the Goliaths…

a standard paintjob as they’re only going to be used to demo the new game
i did dig out a pair of fresh gangs for the original game as we may play that first to demonstrate how different the games are

The Stalking Bats, House Delaque mostly by Heresy Miniatures

The Red Eyes, House Escher; current plastics bolstered by old school metals

To finish i’ve had these guys sat on my desk for months and months since i finished My Lamenters Army.
As i picked up the Blood Angels Codex from Triple Helix recently i thought i’d slap some paint on them!

That was a productive week; next week i plan on having lots of images from the Tournament!
I hope my dice hold out and i see some great armies!

thanks for reading and Have Fun!

Model Box: Twisted History

Welcome back!
This week we have this months’ Model Box, covering Twisted History

A good box this month; glad to get a new brush to try and a nice ecletic mix of miniatures!

we have Lucid Eye from Savage Core (Warlord Games seems to be discontinuing alot these days) which is a nice if bland sculpt

That said we have Black Jack from Secrets of the Third Reich who is the opposite; full of character and details but not interesting at all

We have an orc from Panzerfauste (who i can’t seem to find in their store); this is the best part about Model Box; miniatures i’ve not seen or heard of (i’m tempted by their Dads Army; Orc edition!)

finally we have a nice scenic base from Microart Studio; it’s a bit Infinity-esk but clean sculpt and nice cast.

Apart from the paints and brush i see myself doing a mini-diorama for the Painting Contest which should be fun

all in all good value for money this month and most of which i’m looking forward to painting

Thanks for reading and Have Fun!

Project Begin

Welcome back!

As we finished a few projects last time i started a fresh project

with the addition of a rhino that’s 1500pts of Death Guard!
so it’ll be a bit to get it assembled but then it’s be fun to revisit Death Guard

In addition i dug out the copy of Super Dungeon Explore to try with Hamish.. once i finish it…

I did a couple more minis for Curiosity Killed The Cat; Candy had a cat’s head added to her basket and Cade got a cat onsie!

in addition we completed the Blood Angels to finish the 30k to 40k force conversion

they’re waiting to have bases inked and we’re ready to find 40k tournaments…

finally i painted a model from the Model Box for Banzi Painting Contest

quite a subtle miniature; many people are doing dioramas so went subtle

quitea quiet one this week but hopefully i’ll have the Deathguard assembled and started to undercoat!

thanks for reading and Have Fun!

Finishing Stuff

Welcome back!

Bit of a quiet one this week, i’m playing Magic The Gathering with Hamish tomorrow so have been digging my stuff out for that

That said, i’ve been continuing with the Escher for Necromunda and managed to finish my gang, The Red Eyes , named after thie leader’s fearsome bionic

mainly reds with with bright hair and yellow loincloths at tribute to the original miniatures

I like the Necromunda minis but some better work could have been done regarding assembly options; ability to put any head on any torso and easier to convert weapons as each mini only really has 2 options
that said they do look good and i think i’ll have to have a read of the rules to get some games in

I also managed to finish my copy of Burning Of Prospero; quite straightforward paint jobs but look good as a group

i do plan on playing one scenario on stream with Hamish, i’m just waiting for a foam tray to transport the forces

This weekend we managed some games of 30k against Newbie, my Blood Angels stomping his Deathguard then a close game where my Emperors Children beat his Deathguard

This was followed up with a game at Triple Helix Wargames against Alhaus where his Custodes kicked the Sisters to pieces; in one game turn i managed over a dozen rolls of 1!

That said, his army is coming along nicely; i’m hoping to test out some trounamnet lists against him as i’d like to do more gaming days this year!

i’m hoping to have some Malifaux for show next week; i dropped my case and while the Curiosity set wasn’t inside al lthe rest of my figures need paint stripping and rebuilding due to being old metals

Anyway, thanks for reading and Have Fun!

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2018!

don’t know about you but i don’t get alot of hobby-related gifts but thankfully i picked up a slew of stuff from Triple Helix Wargames including Calth, Prospero and Necromunda

I plan on playing them all with Hamish so started painting Burning of Prospero

as can be assumed from the title, you should paint Prospero as Space Wolves vs Thousand Sons .
i’m painting them as Blood Angels vs Emperors Children as both Calth and Prospero should give me a pair of 30k armies

as they’re mainly for use in the box games they’re quite standard paintjobs

i’ve gotta tidy up the bases and do squad markings but that’s not a priority.

I’ve started theLoyalist sides; Custodes and Sisters of Silence are quite straightforward paintjobs; the Sisters to match the ones i’ve already done for my Adeptus Sororitas

I also converted Geigor Fellhand to be a bit more Blood Angels; basically replacing his top half from some bits off the Blood Angels Upgrade Sprue

While i wait for some shoulderpads to arrive for the blood angel infantry, i’ve assembled Calth and Prospero

2500pts of Emperors Children

3500pts of Blood Angels

I also continued with Blood Bowl stuff, assembling some Goblins; just need a pair of Trolls and i’m undercoating the Box Orcs to give me something to get on with.

I picked up the new Necromunda Underhive boxed game; i’m iunimpressed iwth the rules, both mechanics and book issues (terrible layout and god knows why it was split into two books)

neverless, i’ve assembled the gangs and i’ve started painting the Escher.

Finally, i’ve finished the Curiosity Killed The Cat box set and the addtional figures ordered on Black Friday

i’m hoping to try out some Malifaux this year; possibly going to tournaments is the way forward as there”s no local interest

Candy was painted up to match and the Cat Herders deliberatley darker colours.

a slew of Cats; they’re basic but don’t spend alot of time on the table!

thanks for reading; i hope you enjoyed the Festive Period and have a new year full of games… Have Fun!

Model Box: Banzai

Welcome back!

As Alhaus is off this week (his Birfday) i thought we’d look at this months Model Box, themed around Banzai

Some not bad miniatures in this one and, had i not shifted all my Ten Thunder Miniatures, quite an interesting selection!

From Bad Squiddo Games (makers of great female miniatures) an Onna-Bugeisha Champion.. while not intricate detail, a great sculpt and would look good painted up andcertainly my favourite of the poses!

We follow up with Test Of Honour from Warlord Games specifically the Bandits Swordsmen

i may crack open the guy on the left as i think he’d be fun to paint; the lower guy has some casting issues (discolouring and rough texture) possibly from reusing metal but we’ll see how he undercoats!

We follow up with a Bushido miniature, Takashi Samurai.

while the usual good quality casting, that sword is going to be a sod to fix and on the whole, an uninteresting miniature to me.

we finish up with some neat terrain from TT Combat, specifically their Eastern Accessories blister.

again, i’ve got shot of my Ten Thunders but this pack will go well with a mould i’ve made of Laughing Buddha statues and a JJD Terrain Samurai House i’ve got knocking about should i need an Oriental display board!

specifically, this month is a bonus financewise, and i’m looking forward to painting the Test Of Honour guys!

as always, thanks for reading and Have Fun!

Prospero Burns!

well, it will do soon

welcome back; i hope we are all geared up for Hogswatch and we get plenty of hobby related goodies!

i shifted a ton of stuff to Triple Helix Wargames recently, infact enough to buy myself Betrayal At Calth and Burning of Prospero, the Plan© is to paint each as Blood Angels and Emperors Children; the games can be played and the miniatures turned into armies with less effort.

while i’ve done Calths marines a few times i thought i’d start with Prospero; the characters offering some conversion possibilities.

I did start with the Custodes and Sisters first as they’re fairly stock miniatures…

nuffin really to write home about other’n a pack of posability still surprises me…

following on from that, i rebuilt Greigor Fell-Hand with some Blood Angel bits

he should be quite identifiable for the box game as i’m running Blood Angels in 30k

Ahriman was a bit more straightforward;

a head swap (his own and the staff); i plan on eagle wings to replace the dangling sun icons; i’m making a mould of some eagle details for the rank and file marines and may see how i can work it into his armour.

on the painting front i’ve only really finished the Ailuromaniacs for Curiosity Killed The Cat

again; still waiting for dirtying up but i’ve got to paint Lady Abernathy first!

that’s about it; i’m still playing Bloodbowl (and the Solo League is kicking my arse!) where we’re on the run up to Hogswatch so we’ll be quiet until i can get some time off!

Anyway, thanks for reading and Have Fun!

Better late than never!

as after some updates i was unable to login!
thankfully owning the domain helped a bit

That said, i’ve not really got alot to show; i’ve been paint stripping and reassembling some Chaos Marine stuff; turns out i’ve nearly got 1500pts as is…

i’m still painting Curiosity Killed The Cat; managing to paint all the Ally Cats / Malifaux Rats.
You’re supposed to put some on the base for Mrs Abernathy but with my custom bases there’s not alot of room.
Plus with Hamelin you need alot of rats / cats so i’ve based them up individually
not terribly exciting but some tiny tiny miniatures there; may need to go back and do some gap filling…

Following on, i’m hoping to pick up Betrayal At Calth this weekend so got The Blood Angels moving again with some left over Assault Marines from a previous project

nothing too interesting to write about there but i do need to find some examples of 30k squad markings…

Talking of old projects i’ve been playing Dionzi at Bloodbowl2 and picked up the tabletop version again

these guys are really uninspiring so i’m finding them hard work.
i do plan, once they’re all done, is make some dirty inks to dull down the metals somewhat; i loved GWs Armour Wash (Grey) and Flesh Wash (browny-green) for some amazing ink effects!

Finally, Hogswatch is on it’s way so i’ve been doing something festive as a bit of a laugh

Mrs H from Hasslefree and Boris from Heresy, photography by a muppet.

Nonetheless, we should have a Model Box for next week or i might get some more of the Malifaux stuff done; they’ll want some of the dirty inks as well and i like to do things in batches!

Thanks for reading and Have Fun!


Curiosity Killed The Cat

and almost me!

welcome back! this week has been another one that’s slow but for a different reason; i bought some “Nightmare” edition Malifaux miniatures and nightmare is accurate!

it’s a crazy cat lady and a horde of cats.. some of which with separate legs a couple of mm long!

that said, the malifaux minis have some great details; i’m not sure my paintwork does them justice.. for example here’s The Dutiful Son

his tattoos are a good colour but not intricate enough for my liking!

same with the first Ailuromaniac; some gorgeous sculpt there but i think the difficulty in assembly really has hampered my ability to paint!

that said i’m happyish with Schrodinger and his box; shame the posing it’s great; not a fan of the tail passing through his own (rotting) body

moving on, i’m looking into Shadespire so thought i’d paint a random undead mini from The Box©; settling on Krell

i need to try mix up some inks for more rust effects; GWs Armour Wash (grey) and Flesh Wash (brownish) made a great greenish ink!

i also did some more minis for a Execution Force set, Emperors CHildren to match my 30k force!

i’ve still got a ton of cats to paint so expect more Malifaux fora while yet.. hopefully playing Warhammer Quest with Hamish tomorrow!

anyway, thanks for reading and Have Fun!

Alhaus’ random Wednesday

This week i painted up my old 3rd edition Tyranid carnifex. I added a couple of the new claws from the current Carnifex and plan to run him as Old One Eye, the older model seemed more fitting.

I currently have many different colour Tyranids from various colour schemes i’ve tried out but i think i’m going to settle for Hivefleet Kraken, as this is a very simple scheme to paint and should help with painting lots of models quickly.

I’ve also been painting up more Ultramarine Primaris and even started on some of my custodes, though they are proceeding slowly as i don’t seem too enthusiastic to paint gold.
The Black Tempalrs are also still coming along and are very nearly done, just that land raider still to do and another bike!
Other than that has been a quite week for painting but with the next tail of warlords starting soon i need to decided which army to paint up! I’m looking between Imperial guard, Tzeentch daemons and the Custodes. The problem with the Custodes however will be their lack of options.