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Rocky Desert Hills for Wargames Tutorial Part 2

Posted on June 8th, 2018 under . Posted by

Some intergalactic pilgrims wind their way through the finished hills.In part 1 of this tutorial I documented the construction of my rocky hills. In part 2, I’ll cover painting and detailing these arid lumps of weathered, igneous stone.MaterialsYou can…

Rocky Desert Hills for Wargames Tutorial Part 1

Posted on June 3rd, 2018 under . Posted by

Some Star Wars rebels take a watchful position from atop my desert terrain.With Star Wars Legion in full swing at our local comic shop, I decided to put together some rocky desert terrain for our stormtroopers and rebels to battle over. To fit the sci-…

On, In, Through: A Theory of Terrain Design for Wargames

Posted on May 30th, 2018 under . Posted by

This dense jungle terrain channels figures between each piece, but they can’t enter or cross them.I finished my jungle terrain pieces a few weeks ago and brought them to the game shop for our Monday night wargame. One of our group stopped to inspect th…

Imperial Guard get their first run

Posted on May 8th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Took what will eventually be my Cadian 317th Regiment “The Lost and Forlorn” out for their first game last night.  Went up against a fun Genestealer cult last that was popping out everywhere, charging everything and hitting like a ton of really he…

Imperial Guard Tank Commander WIP

Posted on May 6th, 2018 under Posted by

Latest efforts

Hobby Update – Harlequins

Posted on April 29th, 2018 under Posted by

Attended another teams event at Kapiti over the weekend 4 teams from around the lower North Island going head-to-head in 5 rounds of 40k action.  Took my Harlequins with an accompanying Wraith Knight and had a blast.  Highlights were a 7 turn…

Sculpting Progress

Posted on April 19th, 2018 under Posted by

Just a quick update, but I’ve made some more progress learning to sculpt in zbrush with the end goal of creating some miniatures for myself. I’ve got a number of heads completed and just need to figure out the best way to get them printed. I’m not sure…

Learning to Sculpt

Posted on March 19th, 2018 under . Posted by

I’ve been working on some homebrew rules and reached the point where my ad-hoc collections of stand-in miniatures aren’t cutting it anymore. I have some specific ideas for the various figures I’ll need, and don’t really see anything that matches my vis…

Scions, Guard & Harlequin updates

Posted on February 22nd, 2018 under Posted by

Finished first lot of Scions and a Command Squad for my Guard.  Also begun work on updating my Harlequins focusing on giving all of the individual models checkerboard patterns. 

Making Explosion Markers

Posted on February 21st, 2018 under . Posted by

I love a good spectacle, and nothing catches the eye like an over-the-top Michael Bay style fireball. I needed a few good explosions for the game I’m tinkering with, so took a shot at creating a few explosion markers of my own. The clump foliage method…

Sci-Fi Civilians from Astropolis and Colony 87 Kickstarters

Posted on February 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

I’ve had these civilian figures from the Astropolis and Colony 87 kickstarter primed and sitting on my painting shelf for years, another monument to a stalled project. I’ve been working diligently on some homebrew rules which require civilians as an in…

Guard Manticores completed

Posted on January 30th, 2018 under Posted by

Picked up two of these from a mate over the weekend.  Spent the last day or two painting them up.

Rigging a 28mm Sloop for Blood and Plunder

Posted on January 27th, 2018 under . Posted by

One of my reasons for backing the Blood and Plunder Kickstarter was the chance to build and rig a tall ship, complete with sails and rigging. I’ve built plenty of model planes, tanks and vehicles as stand alone kits or wargame models, but I’ve always b…

Completed – Wraith Knight, Guard Starter Set & more

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

One advantage of taking time off over the school holidays is the amount of painting I’ve managed to get done while the kids kept themselves entertained.  Completed so far this month:Harlequin themed Wraith KnightImperial Guard SquadGuard Commissar…

WIP – Harlequin Wraith Knight: Legs & Torso complete

Posted on January 7th, 2018 under Posted by

Long break between painting sessions due to summer holidays but have finally finished the legs, base, torso and head of my Wraith Knight.

2017 Wrap Up

Posted on December 31st, 2017 under Posted by

Another year draws to a close, and as usual I like to reflect on what I’ve accomplished over the last 12 months and set a course for the future.I painted up quite a bit during the early months of the year, largely in part to my participation in the Ana…

WIP – Harlequin Wraith Knight

Posted on December 25th, 2017 under . Posted by

Picked up a 2nd hand Wraith Knight complete with all the bits just before Xmas.  Been wanting one for my Harlequins for a while and it was too good a deal to pass up.  Managed to make some progress on it before I took the family on holiday…

Another Death Guard Rhino

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Finished 2nd of these this morning.  Quite useful for running small squads equipped with Blight Launchers up the board quickly

Another Death Guard Rhino

Posted on December 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Finished 2nd of these this morning.  Quite useful for running small squads equipped with Blight Launchers up the board quickly

Fun with weathering and rust stuff

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under Posted by

Got some of the GW Technical paints just to muck around with and been having fun going over my entire Deathguard collection adding rust and bluey stains to all the metal bits.  Also grabbed some of the earth paint that cracks when you apply it thi…

Fun with weathering and rust stuff

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under Posted by

Got some of the GW Technical paints just to muck around with and been having fun going over my entire Deathguard collection adding rust and bluey stains to all the metal bits.  Also grabbed some of the earth paint that cracks when you apply it thi…

Deathguard Rhino & fun with green stuff

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under Posted by

Did the green stuff work on this guy months ago but only got around to finishing the painting last night.  Not my best work, bit shit to be honest, but as its Deathguard its supposed to be rough.  Started work on modifying a 2nd Rhino for the…

Deathguard Rhino & fun with green stuff

Posted on November 27th, 2017 under Posted by

Did the green stuff work on this guy months ago but only got around to finishing the painting last night.  Not my best work, bit shit to be honest, but as its Deathguard its supposed to be rough.  Started work on modifying a 2nd Rhino for the…

Dragon Rampant: The Battle of Four Armies

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

As my post Thanksgiving turkey coma subsided, I was able to roll my mashed potato filled carcass to my friend Joe’s place for a four player Dragon Rampant bash. Join me after the jump for the details.I hadn’t played any flavor of Rampant for over a yea…

Dragon Rampant: The Battle of Four Armies

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

As my post Thanksgiving turkey coma subsided, I was able to roll my mashed potato filled carcass to my friend Joe’s place for a four player Dragon Rampant bash. Join me after the jump for the details.I hadn’t played any flavor of Rampant for over a yea…