Posts Tagged ‘Painting Update’

Ambushes on Brind’s World

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The kid’s friend had a day of school on Thursday and so came over for the day to play a couple more games of 40K with us. After the previous disappointment of playing for hours and only just finishing the first turn, I suggested playing with MUCH SMALL…

Hobby update 16/10/17 – where has October gone?

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, just a quick update for you all today, as I appear to have misplaced a couple of weeks of October! With a busy weekend visiting family just gone and a long weekend away coming up painting time may be a bit sparse for a couple of weeks, but here goes with what I’ve got so far!

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40K More Astra Militarum Specialist Infantry

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

A few more Astra Militarum rolling off the paint desk…Okay… I’ll admit, I DID paint these Tallarn Infantrymen first… But it was to finish off a Special Weapon Squad including these snipers I finished on the weekend… I did, however, co…

40K More Astra Militarum Specialist Infantry

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

A few more Astra Militarum rolling off the paint desk…Okay… I’ll admit, I DID paint these Tallarn Infantrymen first… But it was to finish off a Special Weapon Squad including these snipers I finished on the weekend… I did, however, co…

Hobby update 9-10-17 – Tau on fire!

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

Greetings all, just a quick hobby update for you today!

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40K Imperial Soldiers and Agents

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

I realized I haven’t been updating the tally over to the left for some time – since I got the new computer and changed how I draft posts for this blog… Ah well…I’ve been down with a cold since Wednesday so I haven’t made much progress in painting t…

40K Imperial Soldiers and Agents

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

I realized I haven’t been updating the tally over to the left for some time – since I got the new computer and changed how I draft posts for this blog… Ah well…I’ve been down with a cold since Wednesday so I haven’t made much progress in painting t…

Hobby update 2-10-17 – clearing the decks for Dreadtober.

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

Greetings all! With a new month comes a new challenge!  I’m taking part in Dreadtober this year, so I’ve got some dread pics for you later, but for now, let’s have a look at what I’ve achieved already at the end of September shall we?Fir…

One More Jet Bike!

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

Actually I have about 7 more to do (plus I have parts for another six that were supposed to be for the kids to assemble and paint themselves). But this is the last one I’ll have ready for ToonCon which starts TOMORROW!! I had hoped to have ten rea…

One More Jet Bike!

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

Actually I have about 7 more to do (plus I have parts for another six that were supposed to be for the kids to assemble and paint themselves). But this is the last one I’ll have ready for ToonCon which starts TOMORROW!! I had hoped to have ten rea…

Hobby update 25/9/17 – Daemonic incursion and continuing blues

Posted on September 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Seems like only a few days since I’ve done one of these, and then I remember that last week’s was late, so it really is just a few days! Still, I’ve made some significant progress even since then to show you all, so here goes!

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Hobby update 21/9/17 – Nurgle defeated

Posted on September 21st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, sorry about the silence on the blog for the last few days – I’m afraid that after my second weekend away in a row, I was struck down on Sunday night by the dreaded lurgy – there must have been some poxwalkers at that party I went to! Still, I’m pleased to report the evil forces of Nurgle have been banished back to the great rift, and progress is once more underway, so here we go!

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Finally, Some More Jet bikes!

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

With ToonCon less than two weeks away I figured it was time to ramp up the Jet Bike production. I finished two of the other day – which makes my total eight, so far. As I set the limit at 8 for the game at ToonCon that’s really all I NEED, bu…

Finally, Some More Jet bikes!

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

With ToonCon less than two weeks away I figured it was time to ramp up the Jet Bike production. I finished two of the other day – which makes my total eight, so far. As I set the limit at 8 for the game at ToonCon that’s really all I NEED, bu…

Scout Sentinel

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

Not a jet bike… This was mostly finished on my workbench and I completed it to get it out of the way so I could have more space to spread out jet bike bits and get them assembled and painted (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)

This is a Scout Sentinel model from Games Workshop. (and it is TM and © Games Workshop and assembled and painted by myself and posted here entirely without their permission)

It is the final thing I NEED to be able to field a complete Brigade Detachment of my Guaiacan Commandoes in 8th Edition 40K.

To fill the Fast Attack slots all my Scout Sentinels will have to be fielded as three individual units of one scout sentinel.

Ideally I’d like to field them in larger teams or troops, but that will have to wait…

I have two others to work on, but they’re for the Tallarn…

All three of the Guaiacan Commando Sentinels. The one in the centre I picked up off eBay already assembled (which is why it doesn’t have the camo-laced roll bars.

As I’m pretty sure there are no Catachan Roughriders (at least not any GW ones, there are THESE, however), Sentinels are pretty much the only real Fast Attack option (okay there is the flame-tank, but I like the idea of foot-mobile jungle fighters without any armoured support). As I mentioned, at some point, I’d like to pick up 3-6 more of these to field them in teams of two or full troops of three!?

The only other thing I’m currently planning to add is a few more heavy weapon teams – I ordered a couple more las-cannons, mortars and auto-cannons off eBay to fill out those heavy weapons teams for the “Heavy Support” slots.  Once those arrive and I get them done I’ll do another post with the entire force organized for 8th.

Now that I’ve got some space cleared away I’ll get to a few more jet bikes – I did work on one for a bit last night. I’m having trouble coming up with paint schemes. I had thought I’d use vehicles of TV and cinema for inspiration – and I have for a few already – but jet bikes, being shaped entirely different than cars and vans and such, makes the translation of most a little challenging…

Scout Sentinel

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

Not a jet bike… This was mostly finished on my workbench and I completed it to get it out of the way so I could have more space to spread out jet bike bits and get them assembled and painted (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)

This is a Scout Sentinel model from Games Workshop. (and it is TM and © Games Workshop and assembled and painted by myself and posted here entirely without their permission)

It is the final thing I NEED to be able to field a complete Brigade Detachment of my Guaiacan Commandoes in 8th Edition 40K.

To fill the Fast Attack slots all my Scout Sentinels will have to be fielded as three individual units of one scout sentinel.

Ideally I’d like to field them in larger teams or troops, but that will have to wait…

I have two others to work on, but they’re for the Tallarn…

All three of the Guaiacan Commando Sentinels. The one in the centre I picked up off eBay already assembled (which is why it doesn’t have the camo-laced roll bars.

As I’m pretty sure there are no Catachan Roughriders (at least not any GW ones, there are THESE, however), Sentinels are pretty much the only real Fast Attack option (okay there is the flame-tank, but I like the idea of foot-mobile jungle fighters without any armoured support). As I mentioned, at some point, I’d like to pick up 3-6 more of these to field them in teams of two or full troops of three!?

The only other thing I’m currently planning to add is a few more heavy weapon teams – I ordered a couple more las-cannons, mortars and auto-cannons off eBay to fill out those heavy weapons teams for the “Heavy Support” slots.  Once those arrive and I get them done I’ll do another post with the entire force organized for 8th.

Now that I’ve got some space cleared away I’ll get to a few more jet bikes – I did work on one for a bit last night. I’m having trouble coming up with paint schemes. I had thought I’d use vehicles of TV and cinema for inspiration – and I have for a few already – but jet bikes, being shaped entirely different than cars and vans and such, makes the translation of most a little challenging…

Hobby update 11-9-17 – scouting for Tau!

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

Greetings all – time for another look at my hobby desk, though this week it’s not quite as covered in paint as usual – this week it’s plastic shavings and glue!

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Hobby update 11-9-17 – scouting for Tau!

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

Greetings all – time for another look at my hobby desk, though this week it’s not quite as covered in paint as usual – this week it’s plastic shavings and glue!

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Another Jet Bike – More Tallarn

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

It’s only a Command Squad – the Platoon Commander I actually painted almost seven years ago!Tallarn Platoon Commander with Command Squad of veteran infantrymen. All of the figures are from Games Workshop (and are pictured here entirely without the…

Another Jet Bike – More Tallarn

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

It’s only a Command Squad – the Platoon Commander I actually painted almost seven years ago!Tallarn Platoon Commander with Command Squad of veteran infantrymen. All of the figures are from Games Workshop (and are pictured here entirely without the…

Hobby update 6-9-17 – Better late than never, right?

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all – it’s a little late this week for which I apologise, but here’s my photo dump of the stuff I’ve been working on over the last 10 days.

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Hobby update 6-9-17 – Better late than never, right?

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all – it’s a little late this week for which I apologise, but here’s my photo dump of the stuff I’ve been working on over the last 10 days.

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Tallarn Infantry Section

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

A few years back I started a small collection of old Games Workshop Tallarn Desert Raiders. I had no intention at the time of playing Warhammer 40K, I just liked the idea of sci-fi dessert warriors. Over a couple years I picked up a few smaller lots warriors and heavy weapon teams at the time for a not-too-unreasonable price… but over time those lots got fewer and further between. Now they seem to mostly sell individually for $10 a piece PLUS SHIPPING (which is often eve more than the cost of the individual figure….), heavy weapon teams and individual roughriders (which are often missing parts – like, the HORSE) often start around $30 (also not including shipping). Who could possibly put together an entire force at those prices!? Maybe a millionaire… but not me, so I kind of gave up on the idea and was happy with the small platoon-sized force that I had… should I ever get around to PAINTING them!?

Last week I was snooping around on ebay (Looking for Catachan heavy weapon teams to add to my Guaiacan Commandoes – as part of my 8th Edition Reorg.) and I stumbled across a HUGE lot of Tallarn minis… about 70 infantry, 15 heavy weapon teams and 9 roughriders (complete with horses and hunting lances)!? And all for… well… not a million dollars! Not even a thousand!? And willing to take offers!

So… I made an offer…

And now I have a rather large force of Tallarn miniatures on the way! 

So I thought I best get to painting a few of the ones I ALREADY OWN!?

One squad of Tallarn Desert Raiders from Games Workshop (They are © and ™ Games Workshop and painted by myself and posted here entirely without their permission.)


Initially I’d gone with plain khaki smocks, but then I decided to add some subtle camouflage… I wasn’t sure if it was working for me at first – I felt it mostly muddied the works, but I’m kind of warming up to it now. 
With the ones that I have inbound I think I figured I’d be able to put together a 1500-point Brigade Detachment with them.

Something Like:

Company Commander

Command Squad

2x Commissars

2x Infantry Platoons each with:

Platoon Commander

Command Squad

5x Infantry Squads (each with: Sergeant chain sword and plasma pistol (or bolt gun?), 6x Guardsmen with Lasguns, 1x Guardsman with grenade launcher, and 1x Missile Launcher Weapons Team)

5x Heavy Weapon Teams (distributed between platoons or under company command as required- 2x Lascannon, 2x Autocannon, 1x Heavy Bolter)

4x Special Weapon Squads (or “Light Anti-Armour Squads” as I like to call them – distributed between platoons or under company command as required- 2x Plasma, 2x Melta)

1x Roughriders

2x Scout Sentinels

That makes:

5x HQ (Company Commander, 2x Platoon Commanders, 2x Commissars)

10x Troops (Infantry Squads)

7x Elites (3x Command Squads, 4x Special Weapon Squads)

5x Heavy Support (Heavy Weapon Squads)

3x Fast Attack (1x Rough Riders, 2x Scout Sentinels)

At some point, if I ever get these all finished and, you know, actually start PLAYING with them… I’d like to expand the Scout Sentinel Sections into troops of three sentinels (currently each sentinel is a unit of one all on its own). I was also thinking of scratch-building a sniper section (prone miniatures under tarps/ghillie suits with only legs sticking out one end and a rifle barrel or binoculars sticking out the other). If I get really crazy I could add a detachment of armour to the force… but I kind of like the idea of a purely foot mobile raiding force. Maybe a Marauder Airwing Detachment!? (Sweet Jiminy! £300 for three aircraft!? That would cost more than the rest of the force combined!) Thematically I like the idea of air support for a foot-mobile raiding force rather than armoured support, but WOW those are crazy expensive.  

I have NO IDEA how this will work as a force in 40K… but it seems like fun to me, and that’s what’s important, right?

(Actually, from my cursory look over the rules and scenarios, it seems to me that have a LOT of low point units could be a significant disadvantage as there are a lot of scenarios where you score points per unit whipped out. So, if I have a force of THRITY units and I’m fighting against a force that’s made up of a small number of high cost units (say, 10?) and we each destroy half of the other force… well they’ll score 15 points and I’ll score 5…. Ah well, the Imperial Guard is just supposed to be a speed bump until those bloody glory-boys the Space Marines can show up and clean up the mess, right?)

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Boardgaming updates (for the 4th Annual September 30-Games-in-30-Days Challenge), more Tallarn (I’ve got another infantry squad and one of the Sentinels on the workbench), and Jet Bikes!

Tallarn Infantry Section

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

A few years back I started a small collection of old Games Workshop Tallarn Desert Raiders. I had no intention at the time of playing Warhammer 40K, I just liked the idea of sci-fi dessert warriors. Over a couple years I picked up a few smaller lots warriors and heavy weapon teams at the time for a not-too-unreasonable price… but over time those lots got fewer and further between. Now they seem to mostly sell individually for $10 a piece PLUS SHIPPING (which is often eve more than the cost of the individual figure….), heavy weapon teams and individual roughriders (which are often missing parts – like, the HORSE) often start around $30 (also not including shipping). Who could possibly put together an entire force at those prices!? Maybe a millionaire… but not me, so I kind of gave up on the idea and was happy with the small platoon-sized force that I had… should I ever get around to PAINTING them!?

Last week I was snooping around on ebay (Looking for Catachan heavy weapon teams to add to my Guaiacan Commandoes – as part of my 8th Edition Reorg.) and I stumbled across a HUGE lot of Tallarn minis… about 70 infantry, 15 heavy weapon teams and 9 roughriders (complete with horses and hunting lances)!? And all for… well… not a million dollars! Not even a thousand!? And willing to take offers!

So… I made an offer…

And now I have a rather large force of Tallarn miniatures on the way! 

So I thought I best get to painting a few of the ones I ALREADY OWN!?

One squad of Tallarn Desert Raiders from Games Workshop (They are © and ™ Games Workshop and painted by myself and posted here entirely without their permission.)


Initially I’d gone with plain khaki smocks, but then I decided to add some subtle camouflage… I wasn’t sure if it was working for me at first – I felt it mostly muddied the works, but I’m kind of warming up to it now. 
With the ones that I have inbound I think I figured I’d be able to put together a 1500-point Brigade Detachment with them.

Something Like:

Company Commander

Command Squad

2x Commissars

2x Infantry Platoons each with:

Platoon Commander

Command Squad

5x Infantry Squads (each with: Sergeant chain sword and plasma pistol (or bolt gun?), 6x Guardsmen with Lasguns, 1x Guardsman with grenade launcher, and 1x Missile Launcher Weapons Team)

5x Heavy Weapon Teams (distributed between platoons or under company command as required- 2x Lascannon, 2x Autocannon, 1x Heavy Bolter)

4x Special Weapon Squads (or “Light Anti-Armour Squads” as I like to call them – distributed between platoons or under company command as required- 2x Plasma, 2x Melta)

1x Roughriders

2x Scout Sentinels

That makes:

5x HQ (Company Commander, 2x Platoon Commanders, 2x Commissars)

10x Troops (Infantry Squads)

7x Elites (3x Command Squads, 4x Special Weapon Squads)

5x Heavy Support (Heavy Weapon Squads)

3x Fast Attack (1x Rough Riders, 2x Scout Sentinels)

At some point, if I ever get these all finished and, you know, actually start PLAYING with them… I’d like to expand the Scout Sentinel Sections into troops of three sentinels (currently each sentinel is a unit of one all on its own). I was also thinking of scratch-building a sniper section (prone miniatures under tarps/ghillie suits with only legs sticking out one end and a rifle barrel or binoculars sticking out the other). If I get really crazy I could add a detachment of armour to the force… but I kind of like the idea of a purely foot mobile raiding force. Maybe a Marauder Airwing Detachment!? (Sweet Jiminy! £300 for three aircraft!? That would cost more than the rest of the force combined!) Thematically I like the idea of air support for a foot-mobile raiding force rather than armoured support, but WOW those are crazy expensive.  

I have NO IDEA how this will work as a force in 40K… but it seems like fun to me, and that’s what’s important, right?

(Actually, from my cursory look over the rules and scenarios, it seems to me that have a LOT of low point units could be a significant disadvantage as there are a lot of scenarios where you score points per unit whipped out. So, if I have a force of THRITY units and I’m fighting against a force that’s made up of a small number of high cost units (say, 10?) and we each destroy half of the other force… well they’ll score 15 points and I’ll score 5…. Ah well, the Imperial Guard is just supposed to be a speed bump until those bloody glory-boys the Space Marines can show up and clean up the mess, right?)

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Boardgaming updates (for the 4th Annual September 30-Games-in-30-Days Challenge), more Tallarn (I’ve got another infantry squad and one of the Sentinels on the workbench), and Jet Bikes!

Hobby update – 28/7/17 – Sheer devastation

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

Greetings all! Well I’ve got a massive picture dump for you this week! I got some stuff on the finished bench last week and there’s loads more progress this week too for you to enjoy! Compliments gratefully received!

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