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Miniature Primer – What to Use and Tips for Spraying

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

It still amazes me how many hobbyists forgo primer and will instead either paint directly on the surface, or will use a matte spray paint as their base coat. I’m no expert. I can’t tell you the exact science of what makes a primer effective at what it …

Chaos Defiler Review for 8th Edition

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

Ah, the Defiler. You want to love it – it’s a big giant spidery daemon. However, in the past this poor thing has had its share of problems. It was too expensive, and had such a mixed role that you weren’t even sure what you should be doing with it. Now…

Chaos Daemon Prince Painting Showcase – Darktide

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

As with some of the other old models I’m taking pictures of, at the time of painting this model (2012) I didn’t have a setup for pictures that would accommodate it. Now that I do, and I had some free time, it was time to rectify the problem. I also upd…

Chaos Cultists Painting Showcase

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

Here we have yet more units I painted years ago that I never took pictures of. Nothing fancy here, just the fodder of Chaos, Cultists. Cultists Squad #1 Thoughts Believe it or not, this is one of my favorite units I’ve painted. I like the aesthetic of …

Chaos Defiler Painting Showcase – Ragefist

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

I got this Defiler for free from a gaming buddy 6 years ago. It was in decent shape, but I did have to tear quite a bit of it a part to fix some issues. So, things aren’t exactly how I’d like them in a perfect world, but I can’t complain about a free m…

Chaos Rhinos Painting Showcase

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

I painted these Rhinos 6+ years ago, but at the time I didn’t have a good setup for pictures so I never took any. This past fall I did a little updating on them with some sponge weathering, and adding snow to the Rhinos to tie them into everything else…

Huron Blackheart and Hamadrya Painting Showcase

Posted on January 27th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

I’m revising this article to update it with better pictures (relatively speaking), and to include shots of the Hamadrya, which I didn’t have when I first made my counts-as Huron, who I’ve named Psykill. Oh, I also updated the snow basing on Psykill to …

How Is 40K 8th Edition Holding Up?

Posted on January 18th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I feel by this point that 40K’s 8th edition has had time to air. It no longer has the airtight cellophane wrapper on it, the pages are getting worn, and that new book smell has vanished. So, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on 8th so far and see…

Chaos Possessed – Paint in Progress #1

Posted on January 7th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I built these Possessed a few years ago. I had a list idea at the time for a big local tournament with them, so I put these together. Pictured below are 4 of the 7 I built, the other 3 haven’t got paint on them yet. These were hobbled together with ass…

Maulerfiend Review – Unleash the Daemonic Hound

Posted on December 28th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Much like the Forgefiend in 8th, if you liked the Maulerfiend previously then you’ll enjoy it in 8th edition. It remains a solid, and affordable choice to Chaos Marines. It remains largely unchanged from 7th, all things considered anyway. So, if you li…

Human Team vs Dwarves for Blood Bowl Season #2

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The second week of Blood Bowl saw my Human team, the Titan Bay Thunderhawks, face Benito’s Dwarven team, The Miners 69’ers. This was Benito’s first game in the season, and my second game. Though, he had a higher TV (team value) on account of me having …

Blood Bowl Season #2 – First Game of the Season

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

Last week we kicked off (pun intended!) season #2 of Blood Bowl at my FLGS. We wrangled up 7 of us for the season, which isn’t bad considering the small sampling we have. I got to play against Kenny and his Orcs. GAME TIME! Humans vs Orcs My starting r…

Citadel Painting Handle Review – Is It Worth Buying?

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

Games Workshop put out a very simple product recently, the Citadel Painting Handle. It was released at the same time as some other related painting products, like the water pot and painting mat. So, it seems obvious GW has decided to throw their hat in…

Standish Standoff 2017 Report

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

The Standish Standoff is the much-anticipated annual Warhammer 40K tournament that my FLGS holds. It’s a more hobby-centric event, and we all just come out for a fun day of gaming. It was a few weeks ago, so before I forget everything, I should report …

Chaos Land Raider Painting Showcase

Posted on November 28th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

This Chaos Land Raider project has been in progress since May of this year. I had bought it years prior to starting on it as well. So, I guess you could say this has been a project for quite some time. Well, it’s finally done and the Chaos Land Raider …

Comic Book Battle Report: Chaos Space Marines vs Necrons

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

It’s time again for another comic book style 40K battle report. My Chaos Marines faced Kenny’s Necrons last week as we were preparing for the big local 40K tournament on Saturday. I’ve done this style report twice before with Kenny’s Necrons, so you ma…

Obliterator Review – How the Mighty Have Fallen

Posted on November 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Obliterators are another unit I used to use a lot in 7th edition. In 7th they were an amazing shooting units who was capable in close combat. They were affordable and did damn near anything you needed. However, 8th rolled around and Obliterators got ad…

Forgefiend Review: So Much Dakka

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

While things have changed some in 8th edition for the Forgefiend, it’s still mostly the same as it was in 7th. Let’s dive in. General Info As I’ve said numerous times, I love walkers of all shapes and sizes. I especially love the daemonic ones. This da…

Wargaming Bloggers Showcase #48

Posted on November 14th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another long in the making and very delayed Wargaming Bloggers Showcase! The Most Powerful Daemon God Discordian from Sepulchre of Heroes wrote a very interesting article about the Chaos Gods. More specifically, a particular Chaos God that has since disappeared from history – Malal. He has a great theory behind The Emperor, Grey Knights, Cypher, and Malal. It also happens to be a fun read as well. Well worth checking out. Magnetizing the Big Mek in Mega Armor Joe put together a short, yet very useful tutorial on magnetizing the Big Mek’s Kustom Force Field backpack, or the Kustom Tellyporta Gun….continue reading

How to Make Icicles for Miniatures Easily

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I do a snow theme for the basing of my Chaos Space Marines. It can be difficult at times to make the basing interesting. Too much snow and you’ve got a white base. Too little snow and it can look odd and unrealistic. Being able to add in other little s…

Abaddon the Despoiler (Chaos Master of Crusade) Painting Showcase

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

I have been plastering social media with WIP shots of this model, the Chaos Master of Crusade (counts-as Abaddon the Despoiler), over the past few weeks. Well, there will be no more WIP shots because I have finally finished painting him! Counts-as Abad…

AFK for Tequila – Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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

Some of you may recall that last year around this time I had disappeared for Mexico. Last year it was Cabo San Lucas, but this year it’s Playa del Carmen. My wife earned a trip again this year from the company she works for – all expenses paid. So, fro…

How to Paint a Warhammer 40K Power Sword – Technique #1

Posted on October 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

This tutorial is a bit specific to the power sword being painted, which you’ll see below, however the technique and concept is universal. While being an irregular weapon, this is how I approach quite a few things when it comes to create glowing effects…

#communityhobby Fourth Edition – It’s a Big’un!

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

So, #communityhobby is plugging along. One thing to note is my lack of comment to each submission below. It’s nothing personal. I figure I’ll leave my responses on the social media platform you sent it on instead of here. Plus, it saves me time putting…

Chaos Master of Crusade Miniature by Grim Skull Review

Posted on October 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I first saw this model a few months ago and my jaw hit the floor. It’s easily the best rendition of Abaddon the Despoiler Chaos Master of Crusade that I’ve ever seen! I don’t do impulse buys, so I pondered buying it for a while before I finally pulled the trigger a few weeks ago. I had to have it! The Price The Chaos Master of Crusade is priced reasonably in my opinion. At the time of purchase it was €29.99, and the international shipping was €4.99. So, after exchange rates I paid around $42 for it shipped. Now, that is…continue reading