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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!

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!

 

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!

Pop Up Terrain

Welcome back!

a long, long time ago* i backed a project on Kickstarter called Pop-Up Miniature Terrain, finding myself amused by the thought of foldable terrain

I was impressed with the quality of the prints (having ordered physical copies of the Sepia versions and the full-colour PDFs) but was daunted by the time it looked like each would take to assemble.

i found myself at a loose end this weekend and managed to assemble the first one, The Gazebo.


while other epople assembling them have used markers to black out the edges i left mine, mainly to see what it looks like.

An hour and a half’s worth of work it folds almost flat and has some great details

i’m not a fan of the roof but it does have advantages

that ogre is an oldhammer metal ogre and weighs quite a bit!

all in all a nice kit so if i get chance (this sunday is Fate Of Konor round 2) i may try the next building in the set 🙂

thanks for reading and Have Fun!

*i can still remember