Saturday, 18 April 2015

Painting Update - Part 10

Chaos time again. Today marks the completion of a unit that has been in the works for a long time - Chaos Cultists!

The unit was painted in stages - one colour at a time on all the models. This didn't get boring though, as I split the unit into mini batches of models that were alike, meaning that I could get a consistent finish on each one and also have a change after every 3-4 models.

The model at the front here was the very first one I did for the squad - several months ago! It is a bit frustrating that I can't remember how I got the base that colour!

Finally for today, the Cultist champion. Next time, the heavy weapons and remaining members of the unit. I'll also see if I can fit all of them into the same picture.


Monday, 13 April 2015

Painting Update - Part 9

More form the Knights Sanguine today, with a Librarian Dreadnought.

The blade of the force weapon was painted / inked blue first, before the top layer was painted on, leaving the blue in the recesses.

The hand holding the force weapon is the power fist I had left over from the Furioso (using the Venerable Dreadnought kit as that was the most suitable available at that time) I assembled several years ago.

From the other side...

...and finally, attack mode!

That's all for today,


Thursday, 9 April 2015

Painting Update - Part 8

Today's offering is from my Knights Sanguine - a command squad - complete with 3 plasma guns.

The squad was built from the new tactical squad box. I have used the new 32mm bases for the command squad only. This makes them stand out more when compared to the rest of the army, and avoids the problem of mixed base sizes within other squads.

I had run out of apothecary arms for this model, and so constructed my own by combining a power fist and a cut-down chainsword.

I was quite pleased with how the champions sword turned out, and may well finish it off with a coat of gloss varnish at some point. The lightning effect is something I eventually plan to apply to all power weapons across my different armies (though in different colours).

That's all for now,


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Dropzone Commander 1500 point Battle Report - UCM Vs PHR - Tournament Practice

With my first Dropzone Commander tournament fast approaching I decided to get some much needed practice on one of the scenarios in the tournament pack. Spud and Aaron were happy to oblige.

As there was quite helpfully 10 scenarios in the Hawk Wargames 2015 tournament pack we decided to just roll a d10 and see which one fate chose. So we rolled up the "Search" scenario, which has a deployment map that looks like it has the measles. 

Although after discovering that we only had 20 possible objective markers and the scenario required us to mark some as real we decided to go for the 5 out of 20 to be real. No we could have mixed them up and placed them our selves to be really tactical... but we decided to be lazy and get Aaron to place them for us.

We also filmed a battle report of this game:

So I don't spoil the results of the battle report I'll put my closing thoughts below:

Painting Update - Part 7

Back to Nurgle today, with the first of two squads of plague marines.

As previously mentioned, I went a lot heavier with the rust effects on these!

The scythe on the unit champion was made using another double handed axe handle (as with the biker champion), while the blade was actually from an empire wizard, with a lot of the details removed.

That's all for today,


Monday, 6 April 2015

Painting Update - Part 6

More from the Tyranids this time, with the Exocrine nearing completion, as you can see below.

All that needs doing now is the gloss varnish on the bone / armour plates and flock etc on the base. Hoping to get that done soon and will be posting the result when it is.

That's all for today,


Friday, 3 April 2015

More product reviews: X-Wing Miniatures game VT-49 Decimator and YT-2400

Hi all,

Welcome to another set of product reviews for the X-Wing Miniatures game, featuring the
VT49-Decimator and the YT-2400 another two large ships that me and my good friend Adam have added to our ever growing collections.