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Hobby update week 18 – a wanderer returns

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

Hi all! Turns out I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth after all (though I do spend most of my days now below sea level).

In truth, I’ve been finding less time for hobby related stuff with my new job, and the blog is the thing that’s taken the hit I’m afraid, so posts will be more sporadic for a while I think.

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Golovin III: Darkest before Dawn. Part 1 – The City Sleeps

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Golovin III – Darkest before DawnEron lay perfectly still, his camo cloak draped around him and covered in the dust of this world to better disguise his presence, its’ cameleoline fibres picking up the subtle shade variations and mimicking them to furt…

Hobby update week 12 – Is it purple, or is it blue?

Posted on March 26th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, another big gap since my last post, I think I’m going to have to accept that I won’t be able to post as often as I used to, with a more responsible job and more time commuting to and from work.Still, I’m getting plenty of painting done, …

Power levels vs points – A Burning Eye View

Posted on March 14th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all, things are settling down a little bit with the new job now, though I’m still unnervingly short of hobby time in the evenings due to needing to get up early (any chance that those scientists among you could crack on and get that Catalepse…

Hobby update week 10 – Devastation

Posted on March 12th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Another week goes by and another week without a game (insert sad face here). I did manage to get some decent painting progress done this week though, which was nice!Read more »

Hobby update week 9 – Clad in iron

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

Greetings all, welcome to my latest glimpse into my hobby world. This week’s a fairly quiet one I’m afraid, mainly because I don’t want to repeat all the pics from Squaduary that I posted last week.

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Squaduary – the final analysis!

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

Greetings all! Wow, what happened there then? Turns out I’ve not posted up since the 12th February!
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Hobby update week 6 – I need to paint something other than purple!

Posted on February 12th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to week 6’s hobby update for 2018! I’m still all about Squaduary at the moment, and I’m still settling into finding a new routine for posting and painting, so please bear with me for a while as the blog settles down with my new job. Given my ridiculous pledge for Squaduary though I’ve found little time in the evenings to write new posts and get myself prepared for the week ahead so you’ll have to make do with this kind of thing for a bit!
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Is 8th edition the most abstract edition we’ve ever played?

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all, feels like an age since I’ve written a piece like this for the blog! I was reading a post the other day on the excellent March of the Damned, and in adding a comment to the bottom of the post, I got to thinking about 8th edition and how its rules represent things on the tabletop, and what really struck me was how the rules across the editions change, and how they represent the conceptual parts of the game overall.
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Funny Friday – Swarm!

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under . Posted by

Squaduary update – 1 week in (almost), 1 squad down!

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

greetings all, having decided to take a full part in Squaduary this year, I’ve also decided to keep the blog updated with my progress as I go along, and since I finished the first part of my pledge last night, here’s the photographic evidence!
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Hobby update week 5. All about Squaduary

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

Greetings all, back into the swing of a new week, and it’s Squaduary taking the limelight for the next 4 weeks! Hopefully you’ll have all seen my pledge last week for this event, and are looking forward to lots of painting updates on the Swords of Dawn in the first instance.
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May the hobbyist be fitter – part 5

Posted on February 4th, 2018 under . Posted by

Greetings all! Welcome to part 5 of my quest to become a fitter, healthier hobbyist!Read more »

Funny Friday – Iron Man says Kill them all!

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

Cos, you know, you’re Iron Man, so you would, wouldn’t you!

Squaduary 2018 – my pledge!

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

Greetings all, welcome to the latest community painting event, (I’m thinking about putting together one of my own for this year, but have yet to decide which month to go for and what to suggest).

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Codex Adeptus Astates: Space Marines. 6 months in.

Posted on January 31st, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome again to the hallowed halls of my blog, where today I reflect upon 6 months of the 8th edition space marine codex, my thoughts on how the book stands up after many other faction releases, and plenty of game time!Read more »

Hobby update 2018 Week 4

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

Greetings all, welcome to week 4 of the year and my hobby update! It’s been a quieter week this week I’m afraid due to real life – I’ve changed jobs and started at my new place today. What that means is I spent much of the weekend either celebrating with people I’ve know for as many as 15 years, or recovering from those celebrations/preparing for commuting to work for the first time in my life. Still, things progressed and continue to do so!

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May the hobbyist be fitter – Part 4

Posted on January 28th, 2018 under . Posted by

Greetings all! Welcome to part 4 of my series on losing weight and getting fitter! It’s a day late this week due to real life getting in the way on Friday and Saturday, but hey ho, that happens I’m afraid.

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Funny Friday – there’s a stinker!

Posted on January 26th, 2018 under . Posted by

First 2k list for the Swords of Dawn Primaris Marines

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Continuing on with my current trend of posting up army lists and theorising on effective combinations. Today we have a look at my Primaris collection and how I’m thinking I’d like to take it forward.

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Codex Eldar review – Dire Avengers

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Time for the third part in my Codex Eldar review, this time we’re going to look at that most dependable of aspects, the children of Asurmen himself, the Dire Avengers.

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Hobby update 2018 Week 3

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

Greetings all, it’s that time again where I like to collate all the hobby progress I’ve made from the week before, updating on both painting and gaming progress. This week I also even have some more built stuff to include!

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May the Hobbyist be fitter – Part 3

Posted on January 20th, 2018 under . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to part 3 of my series on being a fitter hobbyist, and all round more healthy person! I’ve now been monitoring my weight for almost three weeks, and am gradually trying to increase the amounts of physical exercise I’m doing, but in such a fashion that I don’t end up pulling/straining something and having to take backwards steps.

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Funny Friday 2018 – It’s back baby!

Posted on January 19th, 2018 under . Posted by

I could definitely see Christopher Walken saying something like this! Perfect Imperial Guard General or Inquisitor Lord.

Craftworld Mael Dannan – evolution of a 2k list.

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all,
well, thanks to everyone who voted in the poll to name my Craftworld Army, it really was fun to see how the vote swung back and forth, and very pleasing to see so many people taking part.

Now that I have a name for them, I thought I’d take a quick look at how my list has evolved from my last post on the subject (here).

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