Tuesday, 31 August 2021

The rest of August I guess!

Continued chilled yet satisfying hobbying in the latter half of this month...

I based and converted some Epic Orks after the inspiration of our latest podcast on the faction, and the chance to face off against them in a game of NetEpic (coming soon to YouTube).

I also knocked out a few 28mm squads - some slightly fictional (as the real thing doesn't sit easy with me) 1943 German Kommandos using some DAK, Pioneer, and British bits.

Then closing out with a return to the grimdark future, with some Ad-Mech Sicarians. I've loaded these out with a mix of weapons rendering them 'illegal' in a game of 40k, but I went for the rule of cool here and really liked the look of the models this way!

Heading into September I hope to get some more games of Epic and Bolt Action in, as well as maybe paint some Orks and perhaps some more Ad-Mech to whittle down the pile of shame a little more!


Tuesday, 10 August 2021

July/A bit of August Roundup

Very little progress hobby wise. The weather has been great so spent most if it outside and the times when the pang to hobby has hit, it's been too hot in my office.

I managed to get a wee terrain piece, a couple of Gargants, and some Chaos stuff for an upcoming battle painted, including some rather weird Slaanesh Knights that came out of necessity and what was to hand;

some 28mm Dark Eldar legs, heads and weapons, and for a couple of hours cutting, gluing and painting, they turned out just fine (i think!).

Other than that, I picked up some Rogue Trader IG stuff randomly, and have some actual games planned.

Next up - The ever looming Squats... Maybe this month will the time for them to be painted? 

Sunday, 27 June 2021

May/June Roundup

 2 months without a post... The weather must be good!

I've actually done a fair bit in this period before just now hitting a wall with my squat force and packing my hobby space away until I'm feeling the urge again.

In the meantime we are cracking on with the Epic Army Lists for the podcast and this is giving me enough of a hobby hit for the moment.

So yeah, the last couple of months I started the Sqauts, and I've painted all of the vehicles I think I'll need for the moment, including quite a few conversions and scratch builds for a bit a variety and to avoid paying scalper prices on eBay!

I've based all the plastic I'll need, including 2 brotherhoods, 2 bike guilds, and a grand battery, but i need to find a bit of a spark to actually paint them now.

To keep myself interested I also did some odd jobs like a Commisar Yarrick for my IG and Fulgrim for my Slaanesh, as well as Chaos Marine company.

Thursday, 29 April 2021

April roundup

 Another month, another photo dump of progress...

Still not had any gaming, but that should hopefully change soon.

I've kept the pile of shame ticking over and finished off some odd hobby jobs - including more contributions to the Life Of Die podcast.

Next month will see my next 'new army' project for this year.... Epic Squats - I let go the small army i acquired a few years ago and used it to fund some fresh unpainted minis.

My vision for these guys will be some kind of Nordic/Pirate theme, black/grey/white/red using some Space Wolf decals where required.

I will have a boat load of plastic infantry and bikes, but not much of the heavier metal praetorians. As such my theming will be more of a mobile/raiding force rather than the traditional dug in/tick like dwarves of lore.

Anyhoo, here's the stuff, More Green Marines, based 40k guys, and some stuff from the Life of Die 'white dwarf' style photo shot for the latest video(s) on Epic list building.

Sunday, 4 April 2021

March Roundup (and a bit of April too!)

 It's been a relatively busy month hobby wise!

Firstly have sold/am in the process of selling some excess Epic and 40k stuff that I know I will just never use - either because I didn't paint it, or because it's for an army I don't collect or want to paint.

Feels great moving this stuff on, and the brief period of reclaiming some space in my constantly shrinking office/hobby space where I'm spending most of my time these days.

Of course I couldn't do that without doing something equally stupid... My choice this time, having just sold a whole bunch of Epic space marines was to start a new small Space Marine army?!

Partly the motivation for this was to make some Epic 40k/3rd edition specific formations, as well as paint up some stuff for fun.

I've knocked out a battle company of marines, some armour, a Thunderhawk, some terminators and support stuff. (still to base these so i'll put them in the next post)

I plan on adding some land speeders and bikes - my new aim being to make this a 1997 era specific army (although I've already broken this plan by using some older 2nd ed stuff and putting it all on square bases... meh!)

Aside from this I continued my efforts to paint all the things, including some epic and some old 40k models which I originally painted as a kid, and was happy with them at the time, but I knew I could do them more justice now, so they took a bath in some methylated spirits and I'm going to enjoy tackling these again.

Out with all the painting stuff, I've been trying to learn the rules for 3rd Edition Epic, playing some solo games, doing the same for Bolt Action to keep my brain fresh!

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Epic - Cleansing the palate

Popped some fairly random miniatures out of my Epic box for a quick 28mm/WW2 palate cleanser.

Fun to paint bold colours at this smaller scale again.

In addition I finally completed my plan to create drop-pod company using wall plugs I bought last year.

I also took my epic Orks out for a bit of an inventory - as I didn't include them in my re-basing exercise last year (for good reason - my sanity).

I've concluded that I have 'too much' of some stuff, and not enough of others. e.g. I have multiple copies of the same clan, but I'm lacking some support options and cools things like the mek-boy renegades.

So I think I'll get rid of some of the stuff I'm not overly fond of and try to find the missing bits for a reasonable price.