Ugh, report season. I have about 50 of them to complete by tomorrow morning, so no blog post. Here’s a picture of two dreadnoughts to tide you over.Thanks for reading.If you liked what you saw, and you want to help out, please leave a comment. Sha…
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It’s been a good long time since I’ve done any Mathhammer, and I’ve got a stylistic decision to make for my aeldari.I recently bought Gangs of Commoragh, and after completely failing to get a regular game going, I’m thinking of converting the Reav…
Greetings all, it’s been a little while since I last did a tactical insight article, and in replying to a comment elsewhere I was inspired to write a post about playing the mission and sticking to your objectives rather than getting distracted.
I should say at this point that this whole article illustrates one of my favourite things about blogging – a simple comment made in relation to one of my posts has inspired an entire new one – so thank you Mr Williams!
Welcome to this week’s glimpse into my studio!
This week sees me finishing up another small 40K skirmish force. This time its the nomadic Dan-A-Thos cult who wander the ash wastes in search of victims. They are reinforced by the presence of one of Lorgar’s faithful, a traitor marine of the Word Bea…
With Warplock Bronze on the brush I started the METAL! on my Hybrids. Their weapons are going to be distressed gun metal but I start with bronze just to get a dirty base.You should be able to pick out some Gun Metal debris too. I want a variety to the …
It’s been another grueling day at work, and I’ve only just finished (it being 11pm now). This week refuses to let up, but on the upside, I got to meet John Tickle today!As I finally give in to my wife’s demands for me to go to bed, you guys get some pi…
Greetings all – welcome to the next installment of my Road to Competence series, where I look back and critically assess my games with the intention of becoming a better player. I’m getting my teeth into a decent number of games in this series now, and I think I’m starting to see the benefits!
I was reminded a few times at the Birthday Bash I did not have enough Ravenwing – well I was running all I had painted but these are WiP. They’re on my To Do List and all of them have had Balthasar Gold and Runelord Brass highlights. The paintwork is s…
A year ago, I painted these Blood Angels Tartaros Terminators. For some reason or another, I didn’t completely finish them back then, as I never got around to add their insignia. With the Wraithknight now finally completed, it made perfect sense to slip in a quick and easy project and get them done.
More after the jump
Morning all, another week passes and more new projects get started on my desk – I really need to try finishing something sometime, haha!
welcome again to my workstation where I let you in on all the little projects I have going on. This week is more detail on my commission work, including a finished Librarian, and work beginning of Fateweaver – the most significant model of my commission service so far.
So after preparing my army for the 2v2, I arranged for a game with Marshall, Lum and Melvin to give my army a good spin. I have never used the Skyhammer before and this would be my maiden game. Lum however is an experienced Skyhammer player and I learn…
So I’ve heard that this formation hits hard. Trying out something interesting for an upcoming tourney, I put together a list and then the starter models.Started out with Eviscerators glued on the Marines before Marshall shared how shitty they areSo I p…
Whilst the dust settles on an impressively busy week, I’m dipping back into to Tabletop Engineer files to post for tonight. This Week in Warhammer up tomorrow, along with a double-barreled paid post. As a reminder, these kit bash guides are a litt…
Two months in the making, today I proudly present the tallest model I ever worked on: the Skathach Wraithknight from Forge World, painted in the colours of Craftworld Iybraesil. More angles, an alternate arm, plus a group shot of my whole collection of…
Spent some time building the new Tyrannoctye kit. Man this kit is one very troublesome kit with many repetitive elements.I decided to magnetize all the weapon symbiotes and some of the tentacles for easy transportation.All the same weapons. You will ne…
|Judge Dreadnought here to educate you.|
It should be a Tabletop Engineer post today, explaining how he made his AdMech Techguard. However, I’m stealing back my blog for the day to do a how to guide on Free Hand Writing.
He was practicing free hand painting on the underside of one of his tanks. So, in an effort to get noticed by a more long term and bigger blogger (a shameless act of self-promotion), I thought I’d bump this guide up earlier in the schedule.
You might remember the above Judge Dreadnought from previous posts. It has the motto of my home made chapter on it, the nameless and numberless Space Marine Field Police (SMFP)! “Nos es Legis” (“We are the law” in low Gothic) is their first motto, but I may change it out for a more manly sounding “Nos es Lex”.
Pigeon Latin for Imperial fluff is a topic in itself, but as I was making the writing I took a step by step picture, which will do double duty as a project log and how-to guide.
Step 1: Research
What does Imperial Script look like anyway? I dove into some old pictures and settled on mimicking the Dark Angel banner font. “Ex tenebrae lux (From darkness, light)” has been one of my favourite chapter mottos, and I’ll be stealing it for my SMFP later on. “Ex tenebrae lex (From darkness, law)” in case you were wondering.
Step 2: Design
|Epic advice on passing high school Physics re-purposed for toy soldiers.|
|Smooth white tile begs to be marked!|
You can see it’s quite watery, and that’s to ensure ease of writing. People tend to write at a faster speed than they paint, and when you write slower than your natural speed you actually lose a little control. Very fluid paint ensures that you can at least get close to your natural writing speed.
|Judge Dreadnought judges the painter whilst he works|
Having that bit of fuzzy grey around the writing can be cleaned up if you like, but I like the glowing effect it produces.
|“We are the law!” – Judge Dreadnought in response to xenos claims of innocence|
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Chaplain Ezequiel watched as Sergeant Reyes secured himself into the drop pod, the datascreen next to him flaring into cold green life as the pod’s systems detected the presence of the squad leader. “Remember Sergeant” he said, his voice a deep, earthy…
So we’re back to this again – another look at the Dusk Knights space marines and my efforts at creating a ‘standard’ list for use in my games.Given how I’m also trying to go back to ‘basics’ with the marines and how I use them, I also decided to go bac…
Who do I get drawn against for game 3? Only Ben and his implacable Necrons! It’s over a week since Birthday Bash, I’m still playing catch-up so as usual my recollection of the game will be very sketchy.
The low down:
- One of the Maelstrom missions – 3 cards per turn
- Hammer and Anvil
- Warlord Trait – 3 enemy Units take pinning tests
- I set up second and failed to seize the initiative
- No night fighting.
Necrons triumphant yet again but no bother, we had a great day and a good laugh. We were both exhausted at the end, made me realise I do not look forward to another weekend tournament if I feel like this after one day! Three great game with three great people.
I have some pics of the best army nominees to share and wrap up next…