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First ever Space Marine

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I don’t know quite how this happened but I played my first ever game of 40K this week.

I really enjoyed it. 😱
I had a box of Blood Angels that I’d recently bought to paint and sell. I think I’ll be keeping them now. A friend at my gaming club is also building a Blood Angels force, so I’ll be switching my focus to Thousand Sons, but I do like the Blood Angels. Some of their elite units look rather good.
Anyway, here’s my first ever 40K figure. It’s still wip, I need to finish his jumppack and standard whilst I think about what should go on his right shoulder.

Games Workshop Undead

Posted on August 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

These two figures are the first ‘modern’ Games Workshop miniatures I’ve painted and I’m impressed.Small kits of around 6 parts on a single sprue may be common knowledge by now, but it’s a real novelty to me.The figures go together easily and are a joy …

Cthulhu Wars – Hastur

Posted on July 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

After a brief hiatus, I am back on the Cthulhu Wars trail, this time with Hastur.I probably enjoyed painting this hap a bit more than I should have; for a predominantly yellow beast, I used a surprising amount of green, purple and red washes. If I didn…

Cthulhu Wars – Hastur

Posted on July 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

After a brief hiatus, I am back on the Cthulhu Wars trail, this time with Hastur.I probably enjoyed painting this chap a bit more than I should have; for a predominantly yellow beast, I used a surprising amount of green, purple and red washes. If I did…

The Beast Handler, finished

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

Finished.At just over 70mm tall, the biggest head I’ve painted if you don’t count my own, and let’s not go there.Really enjoyed my first bust and I know which one I’ll be painting next. Watch this space……or don’t, it doesn’t really matter.You can g…

The Beast Handler, finished

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

Finished.At just over 70mm tall, the biggest head I’ve painted if you don’t count my own, and let’s not go there.Really enjoyed my first bust and I know which one I’ll be painting next. Watch this space……or don’t, it doesn’t really matter.You can g…

The Beast Handler

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

Still a work in progress, this is my first attempt at painting a bust. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while but haven’t been able to decide which one to try.This piece came up on my Facebook feed, I think it was the first bust by this company. …

The Beast Handler

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

Still a work in progress, this is my first attempt at painting a bust. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while but haven’t been able to decide which one to try.This piece came up on my Facebook feed, I think it was the first bust by this company. …

Warbases Silo/Dice Tower

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A recent episode of the Meeples and Miniatures podcast mentioned a new range of sci-fi buildings in 15mm from Warbases (http://war-bases.co.uk/). Of particular interest was a silo that doubles as a dice tower. I’d been thinking about terrain that could…

Warbases Silo/Dice Tower

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A recent episode of the Meeples and Miniatures podcast mentioned a new range of sci-fi buildings in 15mm from Warbases (http://war-bases.co.uk/). Of particular interest was a silo that doubles as a dice tower. I’d been thinking about terrain that could…

Bianca, Ghost of Gaia

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

Another Ghost of Gaia finished, Bianca this time. I love this sculpt! I went for a bit of NMM on the power sword, not perfect but I’m getting there.I’m trying to get all 10 finished in between other projects before the current kickstarter ends and…

Bianca, Ghost of Gaia

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

Another Ghost of Gaia finished, Bianca this time. I love this sculpt! I went for a bit of NMM on the power sword, not perfect but I’m getting there.I’m trying to get all 10 finished in between other projects before the current kickstarter ends and…

Thrud the Barbarian

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I bought a set of Andrea paints at Salute this year to see what they’re like. It was the flesh colours set, so I had a look for a suitable figure to try them out on.There can be few (tasteful) figures with more flesh than Thrud. I’ve had him partially …

Thrud the Barbarian

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I bought a set of Andrea paints at Salute this year to see what they’re like. It was the flesh colours set, so I had a look for a suitable figure to try them out on.There can be few (tasteful) figures with more flesh than Thrud. I’ve had him partially …

Ghosts of Gaia 2

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Annie of Bad Squiddo Games is currently running another Kickstarter. Ghosts of Gaia 2 brings us reinforcements for the original range of post-apocalyptic female miniatures. Once again, the main figures are sculpted by Shane Hoyle of Necromunda fam…

Ghosts of Gaia 2

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Annie of Bad Squiddo Games is currently running another Kickstarter. Ghosts of Gaia 2 brings us reinforcements for the original range of post-apocalyptic female miniatures. Once again, the main figures are sculpted by Shane Hoyle of Necromunda fam…

Bad Squiddo Games Lagertha and Jade

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d show off a couple of figures that I painted recently.  Both are produced by Bad Squiddo Games, makers of “believable female miniatures”. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you really should…

Bad Squiddo Games Lagertha and Jade

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d show off a couple of figures that I painted recently.  Both are produced by Bad Squiddo Games, makers of “believable female miniatures”. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you really should…

SLAP Miniatures mystery stretch goal

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

My Space Dork kickstarter arrived along with the promised mystery figure.Some of you may recognise him as a 15mm version of a popular figure from days gone by. I had to do a bit of googling, to be honest!   

SLAP Miniatures mystery stretch goal

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

My Space Dork kickstarter arrived along with the promised mystery figure.Some of you may recognise him as a 15mm version of a popular figure from days gone by. I had to do a bit of googling, to be honest!