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WIP – Blood Thirster of Insensate Rage

Posted on April 29th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Making progress on this guy.  Base coats and first wash done.  Started doing highlights/layers on selected areas starting with the chest area.

KD Blood Host – Holy Crap D Bloodthirsters are fun!!!

Posted on April 28th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Last two games of our local summer league last night up against a Grey Knight Psyker we hate Daemons list and a “Look everyone has a melta and massive flamers” Salamanders list.  For both games I was using the Blood Host I’m planning on taking to …

Online X-Wing simulator

Posted on April 25th, 2016 under . Posted by

Thanks to one of the New Zealand X-Wing Facebook groups I’m in I came across this really good online X-Wing simulator last week – Squad Benchmark  It allows you to build lists for all the factions and fly them against other opponents either human …

Age of Sigmar getting points now?!

Posted on April 25th, 2016 under . Posted by

It appears that GW has “listened” to the public and decided to modify Age of Suckmar for competitive play by returning to a points based system. Nice idea but it’s 12 months too late for me and the local community which was gutted by the death of 8th E…

WIP – Pinning the Bloodthirster

Posted on April 23rd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Models fully assembled so pins went in this morning and the BT was pinned on his base.  Surprisingly hard to drill into the skull footing on the model but it should be secure now. Painting next once I get some more Mephiston Red and Drakenhoff Wash

WIP – Bloodthirster of Insenate Rage

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Budget wise I shouldn’t have gotten him but I got a very good deal and I’m impatient so why the hell not.  The kit is another example of GW excellent workmanship and the gulf between their plastics and those of other manufacturers.  Trickiest…

Khorne Blood Host vs. Tyranids & Iron Hands

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Two more games last night.  The first against a difficult to face Tyranid force complete with 4 Hive Tyrants all of which were flying meaning I needed 6’s to hit them and my close combat orientated army was largely powerless.  The 2nd was aga…

Khorne Daemonkin Blood Host or CAD @ 1500?

Posted on April 20th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Thanks to a mate with UK connections I’ll be getting a Bloodthirster earlier than expected and a lot cheaper too meaning I’ll be able to take one and a Lord on Juggarnaut to Maelstrom in June.  The BT turns up on Thursday so I should get 7 weeks o…

CSM Display Board finished + some Plasma gun dudes

Posted on April 19th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Finished the display board as you can see its pretty simple so well below Adepticon standard but it works for me.  If I get the cash I’m already working on building a larger version complete with terrain and buildings.  Darkened up the paint …

Chaos Rhino finished… nothing left to paint

Posted on April 18th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Finished my Rhino this morning (benefits of being home with kids for holidays) which is good, but also bad as I now have nothing left to paint.  Or rather nothing left I want to paint as I’m not counting the 3 Plasma Gun armed CSM I can’t be bothe…

Khorne Daemokin Blood Host vs. Biker Orcs @ 1500pts

Posted on April 15th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Pictorial report of my 2nd match from last week against another Orc horde this one full of bikes and jet bikes.  Deployment meant we were playing along the length of the table and some lucky cards allowed me to grab an early TO advantage.  We…

Daemonkin Blood Host vs. Orcs @ 1500pts

Posted on April 14th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Two more games of my local summer league again last night and once again the Khorne Daemonkin Bloodhost found itself facing off against hordes of Orcs.   Two very different games the first against an infantry horde army full of shooting, the 2nd a…

WIP – CSM Display Board lava pits & Rhino

Posted on April 13th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

The practice attempts with the Vallejo Still Water worked out pretty well so I started work on the lava pits for the display board this afternoon.  Product takes 24 hours to dry properly but after only 4-5 hours the results are looking quite good….

WIP – CSM/Khorne Daemonkin Display Board & CSM Rhino

Posted on April 12th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

A few more supplies arrived today and I also managed to pick a couple of more up allowing me to make some additional progress on my CSM/Khorne Daemonkin display board.  Paint has gone down its just basic poster paint with a few extra layers dry br…

Chaos Flesh Hounds & Obliterators completed + extras

Posted on April 8th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Finally finished these units yesterday (well finished minus some grass tufts which haven’t arrived yet) which means I officially have no units left to paint just a few minor odds and ends (3 Plasma Marines & 15+ Roman Legionnaires).  Army star…

Khorne Daemonkin tournament list @ 1500pts

Posted on April 7th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

For Maelstrom in June army composition will play a big part in how many points you start the event with.  Maximum overall score is 150 = 100 for results + 25 for sportsmanship + 25 for composition.  If you take a straight up CAD fro…

CSM vs. White Scars Dbl Demi-Company @ 1500pts

Posted on April 7th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Seriously some armies get really cool stuff.  Hoping that any new CSM codex gives us some variation of the Chapter Tactics & Formations that Space Marines get – Legion Tactics for Word Bearers along the lines of Forgeworld would be grand.Deplo…

Taking Lion Rampant for a spin

Posted on April 5th, 2016 under , . Posted by

I’ve been painting up medieval figures since since Christmas in the hopes of getting to try Lion Rampant. I finally finished enough figures to try out a 20 point game and told my son he could get out of chores by rolling some dice with Dad. Check out m…

WIP – CSM Obliterators, Flesh Hounds & Display Board

Posted on April 5th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Minor progress on a few items.  6 Obliterator’s nearly done just need some final dry-brushing and washing.  As a unit they’re really good but the models aren’t that great as the sculpting and detailing is very messy at least IMO.  Have 5…

Crusader Miniatures Foot Knights

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 under . Posted by

I just finished up some foot knights by Crusader Miniatures, ready to go for some Lion Rampant. When I was painting my mounted knights I replicated the heraldry and colors of knights I could use for a variety of battles during the late 13th and early 1…

WH40k CSM Rhinos updated

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Did a slight repaint on my 2 Rhinos today to darken them up and get them looking more like my Land Raider.  Repaint didn’t involve stripping and starting again although I did consider it.  Basically the original paint job was too bright and r…

WIP #2 Chaos Space Marine display board

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Bit more progress on my display board.  As I like Daemonkin I opted to build a Khorne emblem in the middle of it.  Materials are popsicle sticks glued down. Extra polyfilla put down to smooth out edges.  Not sure how I’ll paint it either…

Khorne Bloodhost vs. Orcs and… more Khorne?!?!

Posted on April 1st, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Another great night at my local summer league and two more highly enjoyable games.  One of the things I’m really enjoying is the large variety of armies on display at the store so far I’ve seen everything except Skitarii on the table (although the…

WIP #1 – Chaos Space Marine Display Board

Posted on March 28th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Seeing as I’m heading to my first 40k tournament in June I decided I would build a display board for my Chaos Space Marines the same way as I’ve built them for my Fantasy armies.  Process exactly the same starting with a basic A3 size cork notice …

Khorne Daemonkin Bloodhost Tournament List??

Posted on March 27th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

My local summer league heads into another a new month and what should be a points increase each night to 1500 which is great as it gives me a chance to test out some tournament lists.  After the melee inspired fun against Liam’s Blood Angels last …