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!

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!

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!

 

I’m back! Bloodbowl Live!

yup, you read it right, this time i’m posting from the UK!

as we didn’t get back till late last week there’s not alot of hobby stuff for you this week i’m afraid

infact, i’ve only got one picture (shock horror!)

i’m looking at getting myself a Betrayal At Calth to play (i’ve had three copies before, each going into various 30k armies) and decided i’d do mine as Blood Angels and Emperors Children, so i grabbed a couple of suitable miniatures out of The Spare Bits Box and threw together some paint; while extras to the box game they’ll look cool alongside the force!

next week i’ll have some 54mm stuff to show and hopefully i’ll have made a start on the 30k Blood Angels (i’ve got an assault squad i’m assembling)

don’t forget, Tuesday 17-10-17 at 20:45 i’ll be playing Bloodbowl with Hamish The Polar Bear , live on Twitch!

hopefully i’ll see you there and as always, Have Fun!

Another one bites the dust

well that was a productive week; managed to finish the 30k Blood Angels 🙂

haven’t had chance to play ’em yet but should be interesting; i’d like to do more tournament play so hopefully i can get some test games in!

 

As i’m usually collating armies while painting i managed to spend a day assebmling and rebasing the next project; an Ultramarine First Company force; i just have to wait for the new codex to work out points values before i can work out where they stand…

in the meantime i received a huge lot of Bloodbowl, one of GWs best games i was impressed by this editions box set.

While the rules haven’t actually changed all that much the re-write (much like Shadow War) has tidied up alot of ambiguous rules and it’s very well presented.

On top of that the models are excellent; Gw managing to show how far ahead they are in plastic production.

I also received the Dwarf Team (and dice) and as the heat is still to much for painting the Rumbleslam ladies the larger amount of detail on the Blood Bowl figures reduces the difficulty of paint drying on the palette

the dwarfs are already assembled and undercoated; as i was painting i spotted a couple of parts that need gap flling but thankfully it’s not massively noticable
Pretty standard blue and white paintjob; mainly to match my (sincve traded off) Dwarf Army.

i’m hoping to find a regular opponent otherwise these guys will be going up for sale once done!

as always, thanks for reading and Have Fun!

 

Nearing Completion

it’s been a pretty slow week this week; with Dionzi and rookie missing their posts but Alhaus soldiering on with his Prussians!

that said, i’ve not got alot to contribute; i picked up Just Cause 3 in the Steam Summer Sale and racked up 15 hours this week

i have continued with the Blood Angels though!

i’ve got the Praetor, Forgelord, a Contemptor and a Leviathan to do!
i’ve been looking out for a biscuit tin to magnetise them into, similarly to my Lamenter Army but can’t seem to find one!

i’m hoping this week to finish the 30k dreadnought army and either start the 8th edition Terminator force but i’ve got got a hold of the latest Blood Bowl so there maybe some painting there instead…

thanks for reading and Have Fun!

Model Box: Cowboys

welcome back!

i received this months Model Box and thought i’d bung a post up about it 🙂

Models wise i received a miniature from Dead Mans Hand, some Outlaws  and a great miniature from Wild West Exodus, who has jumped onto the painting table!

There was a couple of themed paints in there, but i’d have liked a brush or something interesting…

along with fliers for various companies, i was pleased to receive some terrain!

all in all, about £30 worth of stuff so a net gain this month; i’m looking forward to assembling the terain; my first MDF piece

In addition i thought i’d show i’ve started painting the 30k Blood Angels; the lighting isn’t great so the highlighting is lost but it’s there!