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Raven Guard- Xiphon Interceptors

Posted on February 16th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I wasn’t too keen on this model originally, but given time it’s defintately grown on meI really had a fiddle with the airbrush for these. I wanted them to look a bit battered, as they’re meant to be old fighters pressed back into servic3 due to the Her…

Raven Guard- Armoured Proteus Landraider

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

After all the excitement of the Weekender and the battlereport, I think it’s time to get back to what Magnusfolly does best, lots of painted heresy stuff!Why have a landraider in your Ravenguard army? Well when it’s an armoured proteus and messed with …

Newer stuff from day three of the weekender

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

Here’s some pics wiping comment for sake of speed, amazing necromunda stuff and some great new vehicles!Pyrrhic cats for eschersWater stealing bounty hunter I can’t remember the name ofSumpcroc for Goliaths!Cawdor bomb ratsLittle blue familiar thingy- …

Horus Heresy Weekender Day Two- New Releases

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

We attended a fair few seminars today, mainly the new releases for necromunda and Horus Heresy. So here’s few pics from those. Heresy wise, aside form the actually releases of Dorn and co. I suppose the big news is the upcoming release of Alphariu…

Heresy Weekender- Day 2, Slate is clean, time for hobby fun

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

Here we are at day two of the Heresy Weekender, despite its best attempts, we beat Friday, today will be better!A brief thank you to my long suffering fiancée, who a year ago agreed that I could carry on going to he Weekender this year, despite our bab…

Horus Heresy Weekender 1- an unexpected journey, the lament of Abe and Stonedrose

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

Well, today was day one of our road trip to Nottingham for the Horus Heresy weekender and an auspicious day it was…..So the Weekender nearly ended early for us, let me relay the story….We all got to Warhammer World at around eleven today. Abes car …

Bang goes the dynamite! Rogal Dorn!

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

Ok, so……a little unexpected given the Valdor preview last time. Rogal Dorn will be in my possession soon, great model, more evidence of base creep on Primarchs, but still….GREAT model.”Admire my armour as I contemplate my base….my, it is large!…

Heresy Weekender schedule

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

Here it is, what we’ve been waiting for:So the important stuff:- Lots of Necromunda, Escher weapons packs, Orlocks and hired guns at the very least- Might get to see Valdor based on the guests posted on the Warhammer community website- Black library ar…

Raven Guard- Drop Pods

Posted on January 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I have six drop pods…. six! Painting these sapped my life away. They are hard work.The paint scheme was a simple black scheme with weathering. I chipped the models with a sponge and used an airbrush for the re-entry marks.Of my two drop pods, two are…

Horus Heresy Weekender

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

Once again the weekender comes around. I’ve been to all of these events from the very start, I’ve enjoyed them all, they’re not cheap and in my opinion you go with money in your pocket, after all it is a retail event. After a couple of years I convince…

Raven Guard – Dark Furies

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

Here we go with some more ravenguard. Dark Furies are top figures, but due to the paint job a bit understated, but maybe that’s raven guard all over!I did the wings with a grey face using an airbrush, it seems to have come out ok, but the wings seem pa…

Raven Guard- veterans and melta support squad

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

Hello again, more raven guard units. This time veterans, which I have twenty of and a ten man meltagun support squad. These guys are all in drop pods and aim for the alpha strike on the enemies best units. They can’t take a beating though so they have …

Raven Guard – Mor Deythan

Posted on December 30th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Next up, a ravenguard signature unit, Mor Deythan. I went for the sniper variant initially but if I can ever get back to painting the odd extra squad I’d lover some combi weapons/shotguns for a more mobile unit. These guys are nice figures but the init…

Merry Christmas! Here’s a Pro Elf Team

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

Been waiting for these for a while, whilst I’ve painted my humans, we have a new Bloodbowl league about to start at the club. I’ve been practising online and love the new pro elf models, so here is half the team. I bough two boxes as I want to start wi…

Raven Guard- Tactical Marines

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

This is the third Heresy army I completed, after my iron hands and world eaters. I’ll show those armies another day, however these guys are my go to loyalist army at the moment so pretty current.The paint scheme is amazingly straight forward as you mig…

The Jarraburg Crusaders

Posted on December 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

My human team is now finished so here they are, this is the basic team from the boxed game. I have a second team which Abenormal kindly gave me to flesh it out. I also have a couple of the star players just to add a bit of variety to the team, I tend t…

House Delaque Gang

Posted on December 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Necromunda is out and over at Section 8 we’ve been getting ready. I’ve been in the hobby a while, so I have some of my old necromunda gangs. I’ve decided to paint my Delaques as I suspect there will be a lot of Escher and Goliath gangs kicking around.I…

Magistus Amon, equerry to The Crimson King

Posted on December 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

So, I need a fitting leader for my force, I have Magnus but I take my time over Primarchs and Magnus is a biggie. So Amon comes out and solves my problem. Really love the model, would prefer it if I had some hidden ones to go with him, but t(e best comes to those who wait.

Great posing, painting the cape inside green wasn’t easy but I reckon I’ve got it to work





The outside of the cape, badly cast, bit of a nightmare



The only gripe I have is the outside of the cape was badly cast, I’ve heard this from others who have the model. My solution was to file and cut it down. Becase of this the paint didn’t lie as well as I would like. I wish like others I had used some modelling putty to fill the gaps and instead of sand it down, bring it up. 
Either way, top model to paint, shame about the cape!

Magistus Amon, equerry to The Crimson King

Posted on December 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

So, I need a fitting leader for my force, I have Magnus but I take my time over Primarchs and Magnus is a biggie. So Amon comes out and solves my problem. Really love the model, would prefer it if I had some hidden ones to go with him, but t(e best com…

Hobby Management part 2- Smaugs Hoard

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

So, what about the stuff you don’t or can’t get rid of? What about those models that scream “BUT BOSS, THERE MIGHT BE A NEW EDITION IN FIVE YEARS, USE ME!!!! USE ME!!!!!”

The horror, the horror Well it’s all about the storage isn’t it? I always think there are a few watershed moments in a life as a hobbyist, one of these is storing your figures correctly. It stops chipping as often, you don’t need a tube of superglue everywhere you go for those inevitable breakages (after all most figures are plastic now) and you can store more stuff if you store efficiently. NUMBER ONE- Hobby cases,  look after your stuff, protect your figures, respect your work. Most of us put a fair amount of time into what we do. In fact I was once part of a brief look at how long we spent painting vs gaming in a group of GW staff (I was young and needed the money…). Turns out that regardless of whether someone saw themselves as a painter or a gamer, everyone spent more time painting, other than one guy, who realistically did neither! You need a good case (or cases), there are many brands; GW, KR, Figures in Comfort… I could go on. I go for KR, they’re cheap, easily accessible to me and I can store them easily, but more on that in a bit. I tend to try and use 1-2 cases per army, this is fine for infantry and tanks, scales have increased in size over time and some oversized models are harder to store, boxes and your own custom packing seem to be the way forward to me, you can never plan for universally shaped larger models.

You can always go with the odd makeup case- JB is a fan

NUMBER TWO- Display cabinets show off your best work, store those awkwardly shaped figures, guilt trip yourself into painting undercoated models. Display cases are good, I used mine to show stuff off, from epic single models like Primarchs, to whole armies. Ikea was my choice for this, I paid about £150 per cabinet. They also do CD racks with glass shelves which you can mount on the wall. Obviously other retailers are available, but I like my cabinets.

NUMBER THREE- I have loads of cases! What do I do with them? Eventually you get here…”What are all there cases?” “Why are they here on the floor?” “Why has the cat got a lasgun coming out of its mouth?” I’ve heard the lot, again plan ahead, have a safe space, somewhere a case fits well, ideally a few fit well, maybe a level of organisation, maybe….Ikea again. So, turns out Ikea do some low level units which store exactly 2 KR cases (or GW) on a shelf. So I have two of these, all full of cases, with all the cases labelled for organisation and to satisfy any level of OCD I’m feeling that day. Again any retailer is find, but be thorough in your choice here, you may need a fair amount of storage over the years and it will need to be durable.

Mine looks like this but it’s on it’s side

Hobby Management part 2- Smaugs Hoard

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

So, what about the stuff you don’t or can’t get rid of? What about those models that scream “BUT BOSS, THERE MIGHT BE A NEW EDITION IN FIVE YEARS, USE ME!!!! USE ME!!!!!”

The horror, the horror Well it’s all about the storage isn’t it? I always think there are a few watershed moments in a life as a hobbyist, one of these is storing your figures correctly. It stops chipping as often, you don’t need a tube of superglue everywhere you go for those inevitable breakages (after all most figures are plastic now) and you can store more stuff if you store efficiently. NUMBER ONE- Hobby cases,  look after your stuff, protect your figures, respect your work. Most of us put a fair amount of time into what we do. In fact I was once part of a brief look at how long we spent painting vs gaming in a group of GW staff (I was young and needed the money…). Turns out that regardless of whether someone saw themselves as a painter or a gamer, everyone spent more time painting, other than one guy, who realistically did neither! You need a good case (or cases), there are many brands; GW, KR, Figures in Comfort… I could go on. I go for KR, they’re cheap, easily accessible to me and I can store them easily, but more on that in a bit. I tend to try and use 1-2 cases per army, this is fine for infantry and tanks, scales have increased in size over time and some oversized models are harder to store, boxes and your own custom packing seem to be the way forward to me, you can never plan for universally shaped larger models.

You can always go with the odd makeup case- JB is a fan

NUMBER TWO- Display cabinets show off your best work, store those awkwardly shaped figures, guilt trip yourself into painting undercoated models. Display cases are good, I used mine to show stuff off, from epic single models like Primarchs, to whole armies. Ikea was my choice for this, I paid about £150 per cabinet. They also do CD racks with glass shelves which you can mount on the wall. Obviously other retailers are available, but I like my cabinets.

NUMBER THREE- I have loads of cases! What do I do with them? Eventually you get here…”What are all there cases?” “Why are they here on the floor?” “Why has the cat got a lasgun coming out of its mouth?” I’ve heard the lot, again plan ahead, have a safe space, somewhere a case fits well, ideally a few fit well, maybe a level of organisation, maybe….Ikea again. So, turns out Ikea do some low level units which store exactly 2 KR cases (or GW) on a shelf. So I have two of these, all full of cases, with all the cases labelled for organisation and to satisfy any level of OCD I’m feeling that day. Again any retailer is find, but be thorough in your choice here, you may need a fair amount of storage over the years and it will need to be durable.

Mine looks like this but it’s on it’s side

Thousand Sons Storm Eagle

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

So, all those Sekhmet need a ride, after all the landraiders I didn’t fancy a Spartan and it seems a bit cliched, given the whole, “Primarch with a terminator tor bodyguard in a Spartan” plague you see in Heresy. So, Magnus can walk! There’s no space for him and ten Sekhmet in a storm eagle!


Again, lots of symbols and transfers 


With lots of black and gold to break up the red




So, really getting there now. The army has a lot in it, of the games I’ve played (maybe 8), I’ve lost one, which was to JBs iron warriors in zone mortalis. Seems the rota guns and veterans are the real cutting edge in the army.

Thousand Sons Storm Eagle

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

So, all those Sekhmet need a ride, after all the landraiders I didn’t fancy a Spartan and it seems a bit cliched, given the whole, “Primarch with a terminator tor bodyguard in a Spartan” plague you see in Heresy. So, Magnus can walk! There’s no space for him and ten Sekhmet in a storm eagle!


Again, lots of symbols and transfers 


With lots of black and gold to break up the red




So, really getting there now. The army has a lot in it, of the games I’ve played (maybe 8), I’ve lost one, which was to JBs iron warriors in zone mortalis. Seems the rota guns and veterans are the real cutting edge in the army.

Knight Errant Nathaniel Garro

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

Another heresy series figure today. I wasn’t planning on buying Garro, but he’s a nice figure and my brother got me him for Christmas as he remembered him from the Heresy novels. Nice one!

A bit different this one, all about not going over the top with the armour, it’s meant to be dull




I wanted his face to look intense, like he’s trying to find purpose through his actions





Another nice figure to paint, highly recommended. A bit of “base creep” going on and I’m not sure it needed to be as big as it is. However, he 2s nice to paint and can even join a few of my armies. I probably like Rubio better so maybe I’ll get him at some point!

Knight Errant Nathaniel Garro

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

Another heresy series figure today. I wasn’t planning on buying Garro, but he’s a nice figure and my brother got me him for Christmas as he remembered him from the Heresy novels. Nice one!

A bit different this one, all about not going over the top with the armour, it’s meant to be dull




I wanted his face to look intense, like he’s trying to find purpose through his actions





Another nice figure to paint, highly recommended. A bit of “base creep” going on and I’m not sure it needed to be as big as it is. However, he 2s nice to paint and can even join a few of my armies. I probably like Rubio better so maybe I’ll get him at some point!