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Engine Kill

Posted on February 4th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s generally not a good idea to update the blog when tired, yet here I find myself doing exactly that at the end of what’s been a hectic week. Sadly not all hobby unfortunately, work having curtailed half of the week’s activity and …

The Cult of Paint

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Cult of Paint is a painting tuition initiative formed in its inception by Henry Steele and Andy Wardle. Although a relatively new endeavour with 2018 their first full year event calendar, I previously had the pleasure of being taught tank and infantry …

Short update

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Look who’s back? Loving that retro armour and shades…

Malign Portent

Posted on January 21st, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

If you managed to catch Friday’s stream, you’ll have seen me wrapping up painting of the first four Death Guard from the Dark Imperium set. These have been some of the nicest miniatures by Games Workshop I’ve ever assembled and painte…

New year, new-old army

Posted on January 7th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Admittedly late to the party, well for 40K at least, the Death Guard being very much last years story but in my defence I’ve been trying to workout how best to make use of my original 2003 Death Guard force making them relevant again. I’m n…

It’s a trap!

Posted on January 6th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

It’s not all fun and games in the workshop. Sometimes there is the serious business of crushing the Rebel Alliance to deal with. Between Christmas and New Year I had a great game of Star Wars Armada with friends which gave me a chance to roll out…

Snow Angels

Posted on January 5th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

It’s a whole new year, so I’ve been wrapping up two mini projects; the last of the Blood Angels from the Dark Imperium starter box (finally!) and a solitary plastic Escher gang member from the new Necromunda set. The Escher in particular wa…

Winter (and Season Two) is coming

Posted on December 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

On Fridays somewhat belated stream (life and all its shenanigans) I briefly talked about Season Two, for want of a better title on Twitch. The first couple of months since I started this journey/adventure/endeavour have really been about finding my fee…

Poor Duncan

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Pretty sure two years ago this would have never happened. Still loving the new GW. Oh and Beast of Nurgle #allegedly

No stream this week

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Just a super quick note to say there won’t be any stream this week as I’ve a number of other commitment clashes. I will be back next week however with my regular schedule and talking about all of the good things below… Until then, have a great week.


Posted on November 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

Decanting my Games Workshop paints into dropper bottles makes me happy. #NextlevelNerd

Shadespire – Garrek’s Reavers complete

Posted on November 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Painting Garrek’s Reavers, the muscle-bound berserkers of Khorne turned out to be a lot more fun to paint than I was expecting. From the start I set myself two goals: Keep it simple, tabletop standard. Details like eyes, blending or multiple layers were avoided and I stuck to the basics …

Shadespire – Steelheart complete

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

After two streams and a little background painting Severin Steelheart’s warband for Warhammer Underworld: Shadespire is complete and ready for the arena. To summarise where I deviated from the recommended Games Workshop scheme, I began by applying the gold basecoat, first highlight and initial shade with the airbrush first (see …

Twitch Affiliate and Me

Posted on October 27th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Now that I’m back to my regular schedule (yay!) I’ve had a chance to do some thinking and a bit of research on the Twitch Affiliate programme and what it means to me. Short answer: absolutely nothing right now as I won’t be accepting their invite. Slightly longer answer as …

Prologue: Steelheart’s Champions

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Wednesday’s stream will be the first in a series for the newly launched Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire arena miniatures game. I figured after my recent bout of Nurgle-loves-you-itis I’d take a bit of a break from the grimdark (*psst!* Not really a break; I just built a Plagueburst Crawler but that …

All is dust

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I had such plans and a really great intro for October, really I did. It went something along the lines of “The XIV Legion ~ fourteen years in the making”. Not making it up either; I first started my Death Guard back in 2003 for the 40K GT Finals and …

XIII Legion – Search and destroy

Posted on October 12th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

My final Ultramarines Tarssis list post, for now. The Killbots. These were the unit I left until the very end to do as they were for me the bit that would I hoped tie the list together visually, providing a spot of complementary colour and breaking up the sea of …

XIII Legion – Contemptor Talon

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

In my Ultramarines collection, these guys hold the joint spot for my favourite miniatures thus far. I loved painting these so much. Great shapes, textures, loads of dynamism about them. Not ‘too many’ sub-assemblies. Not like the Redemptor had, gods that was painful even though I was pleased with the …

XIII Legion – Rhino party

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I like Rhino transports, especially Deimos pattern. I like them a lot, they are part of the Imperium’s DNA all the way back to good old Rogue Trader days. The M113 of the grimdark universe and just as adaptable. Sure they are laughably small for ten super-humans plus crew but …

XIII Legion – In the pipe

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

After rolling out the armour the other day, it’s the turn of the transports. I may as well start with the big guy; the Caestus Assault Ram. This was a beast of a kit, not particularly difficult to assemble but boy it’s a heavy chunk of reason. Just like the …

XIII Legion – Armoured assault

Posted on September 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

With the infantry out of the way in my previous post (Boots on the Ground), I moved on to the fun stuff, for me at least which has always been the vehicles. Aside from the transports which I’ll cover in a separate post, the two main tanks I took in …

XIII Legion – Boots on the ground

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

As promised I’ll be walking through my Horus Heresy Ultramarines I took to the Tarssis campaign last weekend. The heart of any force starts with the commander and the infantry, these were the first models I painted, my thinking being get the mountain of infantry out of the way first …

Tarssis IV – Introduction

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Although plan for wednesday’s stream is a continuation of the Blood Angels Ancient for 40K I started last week (if there’s no schedule snafu), the general chat will probably be all about Tarssis and the Horus Heresy ‘all-weekend’ narrative blowout laid on by Tom and Stu of the Geno Five …

Blood Angels Typhoon

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Saturday’s stream was all about getting my Blood Angels some Fast Attack spun up and ready to fight. Previously I showed the Assault Squad I put together for the Fate of Kronor gaming day and of course there are the Inceptors from the Dark Imperium box, but Blood Angels wouldn’t …