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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

#communityhobby Third Edition – We’re Gaining Traction!

Posted on October 5th, 2017 under . Posted by

Here we are at the 3rd outing of #communityhobby and it’s starting to gain some momentum. This is the most submissions we’ve had yet, and they’re all from Twitter. Let’s dive in! @JohnPepsDay Afternoon off so what better way to spend it than painting monkeys! #2000ad #Judgedredd #communityhobby #warmongers #monkey #Wargaming John had shared this in time for the last #communityhobby, but I completely forgot to snag it. So, it’s late but here it is! Anyway, those are some cool looking monkeys. @macantsagart Starting laying in all the yellow for my Iron Warriors Breachers. Some great progress by Rory on the group. The yellow looks…continue reading

Chaos Gods, Metal, Bones, and Tentacles – Painting Continues

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

I’ve been posting some progress shots of the Land Raider on social media, so I figured I’d consolidate them here for posterity. The Last of the Gods I did some work on the Nurgle pustule-thing on the door, and the Slaanesh claw on the lascannon sponson…

#communityhobby 2nd Edition – Show Us Your Hobby!

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

A very slow start with #communityhobby, but I haven’t lost hope yet. I only have a few hobbyists to showcase today, but that’s fine – they get more attention that way :) Remember everyone, to get featured in #communityhobby you just have to share with …

40K Comic Book Battle Report – Chaos Marines vs Grey Knights

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

I was going to give a dull intro to this with the usual stuff I say proceeding a battle report. Instead, I’ll change it up a bit. I have been using Abaddon a lot lately. He’s finally where he should be in terms of effectiveness (in my opinion), and it’…

Chaos Land Raider – Painting God Details & Looking for Suggestions

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

After the previous update where I did a lot of flesh work, I slowed down to work on some details that I was excited to play with. When I did the sculpting work on the Land Raider, I intentionally put in details for each of the four Chaos Gods. My warba…

Chaos Land Raider – Painting Daemonic Flesh (PIP #1)

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I have finally made some painting progress on my Chaos Land Raider. Painting vehicles is not my favorite thing to do, though I prefer it over batch painting rank and file. Let’s just dive in some with progress shots. Gallery Thoughts So, the base coat …

#communityhobby – A Community Driven Blog Series

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

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the blog. I won’t bore you all with my thoughts, but one of the things I decided to do is start a new series here. The first thing that sprang to mind was promoting the community. I’ve had a long running s…

Top 8 Wargaming Bloggers for 2017

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

I read a lot of articles by fellow wargaming bloggers. There’s a large list you can find by checking out the blogroll. However, there are some wargaming bloggers that I read more frequently than others. These are the bloggers I will go out of my way to…

Wargaming Bloggers Showcase #47

Posted on August 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The usual lead-in – check out these awesome articles by fellow bloggers 😉 Creating Scenic Terrain for Bases and Dioramas with Andy Andy did a great guest post at Broken Paintbrush. He put together an awesome tutorial on creating scenic terrain for bases and dioramas. It’s seriously some of the coolest stuff I’ve seen. You gotta check it out. Finished – Thousand Sons Defiler Rory has been doing quite a bit of work on his Thousand Sons army lately, and he added a cool Defiler he converted. Not only is the conversion cool, but Rory is working on improving his…continue reading