Monday, 24 November 2014

Finshed Models and eBay Oldhammer

Firstly; Some Graduates from my painting queue...
 Recently eBay has been very good to me - and after selling a whole bunch of unused Epic I had a bit of cash to play around with - here's some of the things I picked up:

Reaper Were-Rat
Wargames Foundry Mercenary Orcs (OOP?)- with Queen and Jester
The Mother lode!
 Among the Chaos Champions I also managed to nab myself a Space Skeleton (finally!), a couple of Chaos Warriors, a Pygmy and I also picked up a Space Pirate Loritta.

Anyway, enough of me showing off the extent of my eBay addiction.
Until next time!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

The Paint Queue

So, I decided to arrange my current painting projects into a painting queue with the help of a chess board. 20-25mm bases take up one square, 40-50mm take up 4, and so on and so fourth. The only rule is that to add a new model to the queue, space must be cleared for it.

I've found it a fun way to focus myself whilst still giving me freedom to flit between projects (also, it limits my potential paint queue to a maximum of 64 models, so it's not as daunting).

Monday, 3 November 2014

Orctober Unending

Ok, so, i'm only a little late for the end of Orctober. But i did get my model finished (ish). The photo quality is a bit crap (the lighting in my current set-up is a bit basic) but hopefully it doesn't look too washed-out and awful. 

Anyway! Onwards and upwards! 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Orctober Fest 'Old Gory' WIP

Ok! A quick WIP for old gory. Sorry for the bad photo, my camera skills haven't improved much over the years (plus, I'm on a phone camera). Anyway, here's to progress!


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Orctober fest!

It's Orctober! Well, it's been Orctober for 23 days and I've only just gotten involved. Which is unsual, since I'm a long standing Orc/k fan, but real life gets in the way. Not to waste an Orcy month, I thought that I'd paint something up that's been sitting in my collection for a long time:

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Gorethz The Massive. The Warlord of the Chaos Goblin army that I've been planning for a long time but has never moved on from there. That is, until now. Specifically since I saw Chico's Chaos Orcs I've really had to give myself a kick up the metaphorical. That's not to say I'm going to get anything completed any quicker. I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment. 

What model it it you ask? Well it's from the original Rackham line, before they switched to pre-painted plastic and then to the liquidators - interestingly (to me at least) I was an avid Rackham collector up until I started collecting old Citadel so I've amassed quite a large collection. I guess hoarding OOP is in my blood. 

Anyway, I'm planning on getting Old Gory painted up before the end of the month - as you can see, i've got my work cut out for me.  Wish me luck!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

I done made me a building!

Erm, yes. Excuse the title. 

Anyway, so I had all these terrain pieces lying around from the Deadzone Kickstarter,and I decided that I'd try and knock up a couple of pieces. I'm going for less of the Deadzone theme, more of a post-apocalypse sci-fi. Kinda like Gorkamorka meets Necromunda. Meets Fallout. Meets Metro 2023, I guess. 

Who's Tor? He owns the shop (and it is a shop), and he has some very dapper turtle friends. 
What's all this for? I dunno, I like collecting to a theme, and I'm going for PA Sci-Fi. Maybe someday I might play something with it all.
When will it all be done? Never? I'm not really working to a deadline here haha.

I've noticed that we're almost through with ORKtober, and I've not painted a single greenskin! I should probably get around to that....

Friday, 17 October 2014

Some progress!

I've actually done some more W on one of my WIPs! It still needs basing (and I've done some more on the guy on the left) but it's almost finished!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

New Nurgle Lord on Giant Worm-Orge-Mouth-Thing.

Ok, I didn't pay attention to the text. But this guy seems pretty cool? I had some misgivings over the Blight Knights but i'm swept them aside, i'm actually quite happy with the direction GW is taking the Chaos (at least, Nurgle) stuff. Just, please, less tentacles and more rot.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Putrid Blight Knights Incoming!

New models up for pre-order this weekend. Nurgle Ironguts! If i ever get around to starting my mono-nurgle daemons, the guy with the giant bell is a shoe-in for herald.

The top two models i'm not hot on (or the single pack guy) - too much "bwhaaa! Tentacles for everyone!" and not enough bloat and rot. but Bell-guy, Standard-Guy and the other one are all class acts. and at around £11 each for Heralds (plus two extra bodies and a ton of bits) it's actually decent value. ish.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Look what's arrived!

I'm not dead! I've been on holiday and busy at work so I've not had much hobby time. But look what came in the post for me today! I'll post up a better review/first look once I've gotten it home and taken a better look at it.

So, in short, not dead. Will update soon.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Erm, ok.

Nagash is bloody huge! 

(Also, Warhammer: The End Times is a pretty exciting thing - it seems like GW is actually moving the story of warhammer along a bit! And pushing the world even closer to the edge. Hopefully the Skaven will get a look in. And that this isn't a Storm of Magic two month push then forgotten about forever deal. The new black Warhammer logo is pretty nifty tho)

Friday, 15 August 2014

Undead Doc Ock spotted!

Am I the only one who sees the similarity here? So a new Nagash is here and he's... Eeh. There are great parts (the book, the ghosts, the skull shoulder pad) and bad parts (his face, hat, staff and tabard).

I'm not really a fan of the skirt-less Nagash, his thighs are a bit too thin (I know he's a skeleton, but come on). I'll probably pick one up at some point, but I'll be in no rush really...


"Undead Legions army"? Go on...





Nurgle Wizard WIP

A quick WIP of my Nurgle Wizard for my Nurgle warband. Still undecided on how in painting the base...

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Kickstarter Update! Mantic Does HeroQuest.

 Erm, I mean Advanced Dungeon Quest... Hero... Saga...

Throwing caution to the wind, Mantic have launched their newest Kickstarter (and it's still not Warpath V2 - the Veer-myn will have to wait) Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King's Quest - a surprising ballsy move considering GW, MB and's lawyers haven't done anything recently justify their commission.

Lawsuit jokes aside (although they did manage to get themselves in trouble with Geek & Sundry) their campaign is chugging along well, with almost $360 thousand dollars raised with 18 days left to go. If it picks up the pace slightly, it can easily become Mantics biggest Kickstarter to date.

(L-R) Khal Drogo, Disco Mage, Dwarf, and Useless Elf
Mantic have a history of delivering their Kickstarters (mostly) on time and, if the comments are to be trusted, they're turning away from their Restic for the models in this game, which is surely good news.

Sadly, this isn't KoW: Skirmish or, what i'd prefer, Kings of Warbands, It's still a cool looking retro dungeon crawler very much inspired by HeroQuest (and the solo play rules are intriguing... it seems entirely possible for you to run the game as the GM for AI-Deck controlled Heroes and Villains... an odd prospect).

Plus the KS-Exclusive Resin collectors editions are too good to pass up!

Anyway here's what your $100 will get you:

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Chaos Warriors WIP

Based up my chaos warriors/thugs (as needed). I was able to track down a handful of her old plastic chaos warriors (IMO I they're better than the new ones - although not as good as the old metals, but easier to convert). Once I've got my airbrush setup, I can get them primed and get them finished. 

My Top 10 Models (GW edition):

I've been seeing this go around for a while and I thought i'd give it a go. So, here it is, in no particular order, my ten favourite models:
10 - Rogue Trader Chaos Dreadnought
Probably the best Dreadnought GW has ever made (the Forgeworld Contemptors are a close second) - I love the Giger-esq aesthetic, it's subtly creepy in a way the new Hellbrute isn't.

9 - 1998 Gamesday Ork Nob
I'm going to lay this out right here: Gorkamorka is my Oldhammer, and this is the best Gorkamorka Ork (until the next one anyway).

8 - Death Jester
Creepy jester? Check and mate.

7 - Orc Shaman
Arguably my favourite model of all time. It's probably, to me at least, the best fantasy Orc that GW has produced (a bold statement indeed).

6 - Da Red Gobbo
Gorkamorkas back! I just love the idea of the Rebel Grotz. The Red Gobbo is the most characterful of the lot. Just look at him! Where did he even get a leather jacket in the middle of a desert...

5 - Space Ork Nobz in Power Armour
Painted by Dylan Gould -
I don't know what it is about these guys. Their faces are weird, the proportions are odd and their waists are unsettling. But that said, I still love them. I just can't explain why. Like a pet dog that stinks a bit and eats it's own sick.

4 - Space Skeleton
The perfect mix of creepy, menacing and impossible to find for a reasonable price on eBay. All-in-all, 10/10 would pine after again.

3 - Nazgrub Wurrzag
Ok, last Gorkamorka model. I promise! I remember, as a lad, reading a fluff peice about Nuzgrub and it's stuck with me since, I think it ended with him pole axing an Ork boy in the head with his pick axe. If it just wasn't for his right arm (it's just holding his shotgun a bit... Oddly) he'd be my #1 Gorkamorka Ork.

2 - Genestealer primearch on throne (with magos)
A bit out of left-field (mostly because it's not an Ork), this is the model that keeps me wanting to do a genestealer cult. And any model that makes you contemplate dropping the money required to start a whole army is surely deserving of a place in your top ten?

1 - Marauder Giant
Aah, the Marauder Giant. To me, the definitive giant. A model I've wanted for as long as I've been in the hobby, but could never have (until recently, well, mostly). If only the new giant was just this guy, in plastic. I'd have an army of them.
Ok and that's it for my, admittedly GW-centric, list. I'll produce another one sometime focusing on alternative companies. Maybe, I've been very flakey on my posting recently. This is a situation I'll have to rectify :).

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Chaos Dwarf Mortar Team

I, finally, got round to basing up my mortar team. I committed an act of heresy and clipped off their base tabs - it just made the basing more versatile. Hoping to get these guys cleaned up and primed soon!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Hobby Update: Deadzone, Oldhammer, Beastmen and a disaster!

It's really got everything in this update!

First things first! What's on my table?

I'm making some progress on my Scibor Minotaurs, they're all built, based and one of them is even fully painted! That's it. That's all the progress I've made on the Beastmen in the last three months. Might need to pick up the pace a little...

Ahh, Deadzone, the place I've made some progress!
WIP of my plague strider -

 More in-progress shots of my Plague Mortars (when you get the chance to make a Squirtle, you make two)

 My Gen 1 has found himself some fancy new shoulder armour (sadly, he's still looking for a weapon) -

 My second batch of Gen 2's are awaiting  green stuff and basing -

And painting is under way for the first set -
Oldhammer Minis:
The great priming of 2014 has begun for my (non-warband) Oldhammer guys!
These guys are mostly dwarves and goblins and the like, with the odd halfling and hobgoblin thrown in for good measure.

In this photo you'll see the bases i'm using for all my pre-slotta (or non-slotta) models. Basically 2p's for big bases and 1p's for small ones. There are some advantages to this (price for one - 50/100 bases for a pound? bargain) and there's a reassuring heft to the models.

There are, of course, some downsides too - the big one being that I'm pretty sure this is illegal... but we'll keep this between us, ok? Snitches get stitches and all that.

All i do is stick the models to the base with super glue then smooth around the edges with some Fimo. which brings us onto the 'disaster' portion of tonight's post...

An Oldhammer disaster!:
Well, you see, as I said before I use Fimo on the bases to hide the join between the integral base and the coin, bake it in the oven and you've got a rock-hard join, job done. This method has suited me just fine with these models and everyone was happy.

Right up until last night. Where I may of accidental left the oven on a little high, or a little too long, or a combination of both (the summer heat may of cooked my brain) which lead to this when I went to get my models out of the oven:

Really. That's not good too look at.
What you see there is two Mantic Dwarves, a four Chronicle N11 Black Orcs... well. They were that once, now they're metal splats.

On the upside, if you own any of those Black Orcs, they've gotten a little more valuable. Back to eBay for me, I guess...

Tuesday, 20 May 2014


Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated! Sadly I've been quite busy as of late, and I've had to make a choice between hobby time or blogging time (also, as you'll see, my camera/photo booth is a bit crap, so I've not really had much content to upload). But I have done something! I've broken open my copy of Deadzone and made a start on building up a Plague faction. So far I've built 3 second generation Plague, photo inbound!

Now, you'll see a couple of mould lines in those images. I know they're there. One day I'll get into my issues with Restic (and, in particular, Mantics Restic) but today is not that day!

More pictures once I've got a better photo setup.


Monday, 17 February 2014

Snow-tron the war bot!

 Another model down! I decided to stick with the snow basing theme that I've got going (I miss doing snow bases). This guy is a Blight Wheel Miniatures War Bot. Overall he was fun to paint.

Anyway, just a quick update. I'll be back soon (hopefully) with the first shots of my revived Beastmen army project.