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Battle Reports – Imperial Knights Renegade

Posted on July 13th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

For a variety of reasons I got to visit my mate Liam the other day. He lives in Chorley, about 40 minutes away from where I live but when I get the train into work the station is roughly half way there so it makes sense for me to go to him. Invariably …

‘nids part 260 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.14 – Flesh and bone

Posted on July 11th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

The Chitin highlights are all done, but rather than post another ‘save point’ progress shot I;ve just cracked on with a first set of Vermilion highlights on the fleshy bits.There are still some pink bits to do on the tongue and pipework on the torso. I…

Principles or toy soldiers?

Posted on July 9th, 2018 under Posted by

This month the staff recognition scheme thought our team deserved the reward. Previously I hadn’t engaged with the process as it’s built on staff recognising each others efforts which smacks of ‘fishing for likes’ and having an employee of the month ba…

‘nids part 259 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.13 – Chitin highlights 2

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

I’m cracking on with this beast now, made just a little bit tougher by the silly heatwave. On the plus side I added a new fly-screen to my window in the shed so I can have it open at night and not be swamped by flying bugs [wanting to meet their Hive Q…

Warhamer Underworlds Shadespire Chosen Axes Basing TO DONE!

Posted on July 4th, 2018 under Posted by

Don’t worry, after the big show of prioritising the Hierophant I’ve not immediately lost interest. This is where I was at on the Fireslayers before I got focused. As usual I did the bases first as I knew I’d be scruffy with the drybrushing.I wanted som…

‘nids part 258 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.12 – Bonewhite complete

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

Oops, spoiler. Obviously this is the pic that gets into the blog feeds so it helps if it looks good.Which is obviously better than this WiP of the legs. Which I finally got through and what a relief.So I got a full built photo shoot so we can see how s…

Terrain is everything – 40k future container scatter terrain – Detailing!

Posted on June 29th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

With the Armigers out of thesurprisingly it was the future containers that drew my attention. The orange ones requiring four coats of paint to achieve the orange I was after and that’s not including all the priming, shading etc. Strong Tone picked out …

Warhamer Underworlds Shadespire Chosen Axes Big Build TO DONE!

Posted on June 27th, 2018 under Posted by

Now I know my love for the new Night Haunt models was almost uncomfortable and gave the impression I might want to dip into Sigmar but this is as far as it goes. I’d been mulling over Shadespire and in particular fancied painting something different in…

Warhammer World Pilgrimage and Brian the Sewer Vent

Posted on June 25th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Last week I took the wife to Nottingham to see Stone Sour at Rock City, it was her Christmas present, she’s a huge fan of Corey Taylor.We even met the band!So the next day she was still so happy that she didn’t mind stopping off at the ‘hobby Mecca’ of…

Imperial Knight – Warglaives in manufactorum pt.9 Moar pics

Posted on June 22nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

As you may or may not know I follow up all my digital camera shots with some phone shots. These make use of some filters to achieve the sort of pics I like, but also it means I’ve got access to them in my phone gallery, not just on Google PhotosAnd I a…

Imperial Knight – Warglaives in manufactorum pt.8 TO DONE!

Posted on June 20th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Armiger Warglaives online! I’ve surprised myself yet again, both with the delivery and execution. There were some doubts along the way with these but I’m really pleased with the results, especially how well they match the other House Raven [Corvus] Cer…

Double Trouble 3 wrap up & painting competition

Posted on June 18th, 2018 under Posted by

Last of the DT3 pics and obviously it’s the painting competition, best army was just two entrants [including myself] but this Necron army was pretty cool.The airbrushing was neat and as I don’t vote for myself it got my vote ;)I had my little display, …

1750pts battle report – Genestealer Cult & Astra Militarum v Astra Militarum & Blood Angels – game 3

Posted on June 15th, 2018 under Posted by

Double Trouble 3 and Alex From the Fang’s doubles tournament replacing Blog Wars. 875pts with random pairings but all match-ups are Battle Brothers. Once again my recollection is pretty hazy so for the most part enjoy the pictures, the commen…

1750pts battle report – Genestealer Cult & Necrons v Khorne Berzerkers & Custodes – game 2

Posted on June 13th, 2018 under Posted by

Double Trouble 3 and Alex From the Fang’s doubles tournament replacing Blog Wars. 875pts with random pairings but all match-ups are Battle Brothers. Once again my recollection is pretty hazy so for the most part enjoy the pictures, the commen…

1750pts battle report – Genestealer Cult & Iron Hands v Death Guard & Ad Mech – game 1

Posted on June 11th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Double Trouble 3 and Alex From the Fang’s doubles tournament replacing Blog Wars. 875pts with random pairings but all match-ups are Battle Brothers. Once again my recollection is pretty hazy so for the most part enjoy the pictures, the commen…

‘nids part 257 – Genestealer Cult for Double Trouble 3

Posted on June 8th, 2018 under Posted by

It’s Double Trouble 3 tomorrow and I thought I’d get my army all sorted and while I was at it take a  few pics on their display board. I might take a few other bits and pieces to make it look a little more interesting.Acolytes and Magus, obviously…

Imperial Knight – Warglaives in manufactorum pt.7 Highlights and damage

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

Not immediately apparent but the updates of note in these pictures are the highlights on the chevrons [yellow and black], followed by all the rivets being picked out in Bonewhite. All weapons are now washed ready for weathering.And the faceplates have …

Imperial Knight – Warglaives in manufactorum pt.6 WHAT?! Decals already…!

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

First of note I’ve applied a highlight to the Vermilion which here looks quite pink. It is in fact the exact same first level highlight I add to my Red Planet BASE! so does have an orange tint to it but even so. Secondly I did some rough highlights on …

Imperial Knight – Warglaives in manufactorum pt.5 Flank speed!

Posted on June 1st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The Warglaives continue apace! First up I added the yellow for the chevron stripes. I might have made an erroe here as I think with the Cerastus I did the black on the orange and then highlighted each yellow stripe separately, nevermind.Spats were also…

Terrain is everything – 40k future container scatter terrain – Big Build To Done!

Posted on May 30th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

You know the deal by now – I set a number of tasks and targets for myself and go about sabotaging it by taking on yet more projects but the muse compels me. Having completed 2 of these containers earlier this year I had found the last three Mentos Cube…

Imperial Knight – Warglaives in manufactorum pt.4 Where there’s muck, there’s brass!

Posted on May 28th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I last covered these in the middle of April but not sure if I shared these two pics, at least they’re not in the last post but appear afterwards in my photo album. Anyway, as I push to try and meet the unknown deadline of the release of the new Knight…

‘nids part 256 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.11 – Bonewhite highlights on the legs

Posted on May 25th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Dear readers, you will recall how well the Bonewhite highlights were progressing and how pleased I was with myself. Now they say ‘pride comes before a fall’, this might be evidence of that. I estimated I’d be able to get through this big leg in one sit…

Double Trouble 3 and other tournament news

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under Posted by

Just a reminder that Double Trouble 3 takes place Saturday June 9th and you have until this Saturday to pick up tickets and send in your 875pt army list. I’ve gone to the last two Double Trouble events and they’ve been some of the most fun experiences …

‘nids part 255 – Biotitan Tyranid Hierophant pt.10 – Bonewhite highlights on the ribs

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

Having had my ‘busman’s holiday’ with the display base I’ve returned to the Hierophant. That’s not through want of trying to crack on with the other two parts of the ‘Big 3’. I tried a of metallics on the Armigers, got as far as Balthasar gold on the c…

Yet moar pics from GW Manchester

Posted on May 18th, 2018 under . Posted by

My train got cancelled the other day and I had to hot foot it across Manchester from Piccadilly Station to Victoria Station for my next train. It did give me chance to go via GW in the Arndale, chew the fat over the Warhammer Fest announcements and tak…