Sunday, 29 October 2017

Back on Track - Epic

Pretty (self) limited hobby time of late, I was starting to feel the weight of all the unpainted minis piling up on me, so instead of cracking on with it, i just closed the doors to the man-cave!

I think i'm going to have to make a plan and tackle the projects that are nearly complete, before taking on anything new.

So as a result i don't have a huge amount to show.
Made some desert sand dune/hills and some palm groves that should serve all scales at some point.

Added a few units to the Iron Warriors/Chaos space marine army

Completed a couple of IG companies (Rogh Riders, and another Heavy Inf Company)

And finally did a little touch up work on an Eldar Warlock Titan that was bugging me. (still not 100% happy with it - started it before i was too down with washes/highlighting so its a bit stark for my liking)

Sunday, 13 August 2017

I'm alive! - Eveything

I'm going to try and get back in the habit of regular postings, as i have been ramping up the painting progress lately, but i'm struggling to keep track of it all!

Most exciting news is that I've taken a dive into the world of airbrushing, grabbed a cheap package from Amazon and getting the hang of it now. Really handy for priming/base coating as the Scottish weather has been unpredictable to say the least. Can also see it being a great tool for getting tanks etc painted up.

Over the last few months I've been painting Star Wars Imperial Assault, Epic 40k, Flames of War and building some terrain, so just going to dump what photos i have below, and hopefully i'll be better at documenting stuff as it happens in the future!

Coming up;

I've ordered the Flames of War v4 Starter set as I've got a soft spot for World War 2 desert tank warfare.

5 models left to paint from the Imperial Assault - Return to Hoth expansion

Epic Ork slow grow army is coming along, a couple more clans and some vehicles and i can call it 'done'

Epic Imperial Guard, Space Marine and Chaos - finishing a few bits off and then i can eBay the excess as i don't think i'll ever realistically use it all.

Terrain - going to have a clear out so that i'm left with only what i need for a 6x4 Desert, Urban and Temperate, 6mm, 15mm and 28mm tables as it all takes up soooo much space!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Imperial Assault!

Shifting to a different Empire for a moment...

Spotted a partially painted boxed set of FFG's Imperial Assault game pop up on ebay for what i considered a decent price.

Snapped it up and now i have the task of completing this fella's work.

Looks like we both watch Sorasto's painting guides >
So the task was a little less daunting (just had the pressure of keeping the high standard up!)

Can't say I've quite matched his cleanness, but if i can knock out 10 models in a day i'm happy!

My contribution so far (only 12 models and the AT-ST to go!);

Monday, 23 January 2017

Necromunda - Coming Soon!

Ok, looks like we are finally (nearly) ready to kick off a Necromunda campaign.

I picked up some bits on eBay, including a decent amount of Cawdor, Ratskin and Original Box stuff, for not much £, and to complement that, a nice 4x4 city themed gaming mat.

I have to say, Cawdor wouldn't have been my first choice, but the minis were effectively free, and they will mix well with my Chaos cultists if i need to expand the gang later. (still need to base them up properly, but here's a sneak peak)

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Support! - Heralds of Ruin

Happy new year!

Anyway... Having vowed i wouldn't buy anything new, and instead concentrate on painting what i had in my collection (with the aim to sell on the excess) I once again find myself sniping stuff on eBay like the bad old days...

But i need it! Or rather my squishy guardsmen need it.

I figured they wouldn't last long out there without some beefy support, so decided to hunt down a Sentinel, Ogryn and weapons team for them.

The sentinel i found was pre-painted in a scheme that fits my own, so figured it would fit right in after a bit of basing, giving me the chance to freshly paint the other two.

They were both done from start to finish today (don't you love holidays!) and i'm really happy with them, the Ogryn was great fun to paint, love these older sculpts - might need to get a few more! (there is a dedicated Heralds of Ruin Ogryn list after all!)

Next up I've got a painted Chimera and Commissar on the way, and a hectic week of gaming - so if i remember i'll post up some photos/battle reports.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Bar-L Penal Legion - Heralds of Ruin

Quick update - Heralds of Ruin (and possibly lots of spare time over Christmas) has given me a great kick up the arse to get some painting done.

Now these guys are going to serve me well as conscripts for my Imperial Guard, Armsmen for my Rogue Trader, and Gangers for Necromunda.

Extremely quick and dirty paint job with a bunch of head swaps from my bits-box help them look like a bunch of rag-tag cannon fodder.

Also, a bonus Ratling sniper for my IG which i knocked out while the washes were drying.

Then a group shot of the IG Kill-Team so far...

More soon!

Thursday, 22 December 2016

More HoR! - Normal Service to resume shortly

Cool! i'm very happy to have finally found a 28mm warhammer 40k rule set that ticks all my boxes!

  • Uses my existing collection of minis - I've got lots of half started collections of about half a dozen factions, which just so happens to be the perfect amount for lists between 200-500 points!
  • The rules are pretty simple, and negate all the things i hate about vanilla 40k - Area terrain, no true line of sight, squad wound allocation (OK this still exists, but its rare as most units are single models)
  • Nice fluff/narrative games and a nice looking campaign system to allow for multiple players
  • Small table size, small army size, quick games - playing on 4x4 with lots of cover is cool, and being able to carry your army in a wee box and be done and dusted in under an hour is excellent!
  • fun list building, with what i hear is quite a well balanced force selection.
  • Manageable painting goals!

So i've played 4-5 games now over a couple of nights and i think we now have the rules down to the point where we aren't making too many mistakes and i'm really enjoying it. It has also given me a boot up the backside with getting some models painted up I've had lying around for decades, as well as some insight on what stuff i can safely let go of in the future to free up space.

Looking at what i have now i should be able to field decent forces of Space Marines, Imperial Guard, Assassins, Chaos, Eldar, Tyranids, Genestealer Cult, Rogue Traders and Inquisitors without too much effort and almost no expense!

Also, you may be glad to hear that Epic is coming back - 12,000 Point min-campaign starting in January with Loyalist Marines and Guard against traitors! will update when it kicks off.

Anyhoo, here's whats fresh off the production line;

The Errant Astartes and Armsmen with shotguns for my Rogue Traders.

The Heavy bolter toting Arch-Militant for my Rogue Traders

The Full Rogue Trader Kill-Team

Assassins Kill Team (90 points each before you buy their war gear - could be interesting!)

Rogue Traders vs. Imperial Guard

The explorers are searching for treasure on a long forgotten battlefield - although for a fanatical lost detachment of Guard, left behind when the planet was evacuated, the war is far from over!

Dark Angels vs Word Bearers

A world left barren by the taint of Chaos, an elite Dark Angels team is sent to investigate rumours that a fallen brother is hiding amongst the ruins, and just then the trap is sprung. (Note: Terminators are the ultimate de-friender)

Test colour scheme for my guardsmen - 1 down, 15 to go!