Sunday, 30 September 2018

Adeptus Titanicus 2018 - Reavers!

Another slow month painting wise.

I picked up a couple of Reavers for AT18 and some knock off 3D Printed Warhounds. Due to try the game out this week and hoping it lives up to the hype/cost! I've now got enough for a couple 1000pt armies, so that should give us a good taste of it.

Unless it blows our socks off i think i'll put the brakes on here - with the official Warhounds coming in the next few weeks its all a bit of a mystery after that - I'm thinking weapon sprues, maybe some knight variants? Either way, i'm going to step back from the bleeding edge for a bit and see how it develops.

With this and Kill Team I've kind of deviated from my hobby goals at the start of the year - i'm looking forward to/dreading working out what I've achieved, and what I've missed as we get closer to the end of the year.

Anyhoo, enough rambling and on to some pics...

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Adeptus Titanicus 2018 - Part Deux

Just a quick check-in post as I've not done much painting since the big fella last month.
I've got 2 AT'18 Reavers and 2 3D Printed Warhounds in the queue, as well as adding the finishing touches/basing to the Knights (not massively happy with my efforts on them, but they will do for Volcano Cannon fodder!)

Also, repainted/touched up an IG Sniper for 40k Kill Team.

More to come shortly!

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Adeptus Titanicus 2018

Yeah, so after a lot of debate i bit the bullet and ordered some AT'18. I missed out on the Grand Edition box, but instead just picked up what i fancied from the current line. Namely the Rules set, 1 Warlord titan and 2 sets of knights.

My plan is still to use my old models with the new rules, but I had to get one of the big fellas just to paint it up.

Building the titan is a bit of a challenge - considering my last project involved the 'easy fit' Primaris Marines, this was a bit more involved! - including the inevitable IKEA fail where i build the legs the wrong way around and had to carefully re-do them.

Anyhoo, in terms of paint scheme, i was lacking in inspiration, and then i found this guy's YouTube channel, and did my best to imitate it (poorly!)

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, considering the limited time i spent on it. Just need to varnish and base it now and i'm calling it done!

Saturday, 11 August 2018

First Strike! - 40k Kill Team

I had recently given up my man-cave as temporary cat accommodation (combing that with working away I've been a bit slow on the old painting/gaming eh, game), however after a bit of house re-shuffling I've found her her own space and reclaimed the 'cave for myself!

With all the Kill Team hype going around i decided to cleanse my 6mm painting palette with some 28mm (or what ever the hell size they are now!)

There is a boxed set called 'First Strike' designed to be the cheap first hit from the GW dealers to hook the youngsters in. it contains 3 Nurgle/Death Guard Plague Marines, 6 Poxwalkers, 3 Primaris Marines, and 3 Reivers (Primaris Scouts/Assault guys i guess!)

for £20 this pretty much gives you 2 full Kill Teams, and i just fancied painting them, so no more justification required.

I've done a Marine in my (slightly improved) Dark Angels scheme, with the Reiver i've imagined him as part of the Raven Wing, or at least a more stealthy/ninja Dark Angel dressed all in black/grey.

For the Death Guard i opted for more of a Legion colour scheme, but with plenty of rot added. And for the Poxwalkers i went with the same scheme as my Genestealer Cult/Rogue Trader crew - to indicate they were once part of the same ship crew that became corrupted.

Anyhoo, I just need to finish off the basing, and decide what i want to do with the other Marines, as i'm tempted to do them in a different scheme, possibly Imperial Fists?!

Oh! and as a wee bonus - an old school Lightning Claw'd up Deathwing Terminator (something i painted in-between posts at some point last month)


Sunday, 1 July 2018

Epic - Banelord!

So just a few days after giving up the search and making my own Fake-Banelord, i manage to snag 2 kits of the real deal for a decent price!

Anyhoo, i'm treating the one below as a test piece, i didn't bother stripping the thick black paint on it, so the details are a bit soft to say the least. It was my first time trying to paint flames, and suffice to say that more practice is needed! no idea how the GW 'Eavy Metal team do those stylised flames on the box art, but i guess they are just better painters for a start!

I rushed through it in a day and in the down time i painted up Luke Skywalker - Jedi Knight for Imperial Assault/Frostgrave.

With the addition of Maul I've now got enough force users to create 3 war bands for the Star Wars Frostgrave mod, which i intend on running shortly - just gathering up some scenery to use in addition to the Battle Systems stuff i picked up last year. (more on that below!)

And finally, a group of re-painted Knights (maybe not quite finished!) and a Wizard from Zombicide Black Plague - who i think will work well in Frostgrave too.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Adeptus Titanicus - Reinforcements

Nothing much painted in the last few weeks;

Finished off some titans from my bits box, and have left them fairly basic.
Roughed up a couple of old ford escorts for Gaslands, and will give them a pretty rusted up raider look i reckon, next time i get the brushes out.

Too damn hot for that nonsense today!

Friday, 18 May 2018

Hobby Goal update - Hero Quest!

Yes, another new job has had me rather busy, so my brushes have been a bit dry of late...

Had an inkling to knock out one of my '2018 hobby goals' this week and managed to paint the whole Hero Quest box! (well, haven't finished the heros, or furniture yet.)

And now that i'm loaded with a bout of man-flu i started building Epic Titans in my delirium, and hope to finish them off by the weekend.

All just an excuse to hone my airbrushing skills, which are still very much in their infancy!