Year 2019


The Paint-A-Bob Challenge

Hi All,I just wanted to share with you the figure I painted for the #paintabob challenge on the Oldhammer Community on Facebook.I had intended to also paint a second Psyker and the Keg tappers from Reaper's Dwarven Brewmeister set, but I put the "pro" in procrastinate again. So I onlty finished the one figure.I still need to work to get things ready for Monolith, and it looks like I'm going to be spending all day next Saturday roleplaying, so we'll see how much I can get done in October. Also know as Olleytoberfest here on the blog.Thanks for looking.

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Reaper Bones V, it's one hot potato.

Tomorrow Reaper Bones V drops its newest Kickstarter , I dropped the being a gaming industry gadfly a long long time ago and haven't posted any kind commentary in I dont know how long.Anyone who has read this blog more than a couple time since 2007!!! knows I am a long time supporter of Reaper Miniature- the company, in fact these days most of my miniatures either as gaming or display pieces are from Reaper.I was supporter on Bones 4 which just delivered in April of this year from my Wave 5 status due to certain pieces in my order being shipped late from the factory in China.  I didnt bother blogging about my hassles then but as time has gone on with another Bones KS dropping seemingly crazy soon after,  its worth pointing out some the issues I had and some of my observations.Reaper just finalized delivery of Bones 4 this summer to the final Australian  markets.  Now barely 3 months later moving to Bones 5 seemingly finalizes the move into Reaper Miniatures joining the existing slew of com

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Green Knight - House Cadmus Crusader

Warhammer 40,000 - Big stompy robots with huge guns. Love ‘em or hate ‘em Imperial Knights are here to stay. Most of the Knight commissions I’ve done have be a unique color scheme that doesn’t line up with any of the Houses. Most of them have also been magnetized extensively. From a cost perspective this tends to make more sense to most players. The unique scheme allows them to play any house or freeblade combination they’d like without their opponent hassling them about the color scheme. While the magnets let them change up loadouts on a whim. When you pay $150 or so for a model you tend to want to get the most bang for your buck.

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Haunted West – Telling the stories of the Forgotten Peoples

Whilst it can be played as a purely historical game, Haunted West allows you to add weird and wonderful elements to your game via magic and monsters. That's nothing new though I hear you say. The intriguing thing for me is Chris and the team's focus on the stories and voices of the 'forgotten peoples'. [...] The post Haunted West – Telling the stories of the Forgotten Peoples appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Space Rats, Melta Guns and Spooky Chibis

A few things rolling off the workbench this week...Superdeformed (or "chibi") spooky characters from Reaper bones. More experimenting with Contrast paints. How I've been doing a lot of these are undercoating with black gesso, then doing a heavy dry brush with a white gesso, and THEN applying Contrast paints - it keeps the dark recesses DARK - even if the contrast paint is... not-so-dark...It's fast... I'll say that. And if it means more people get more painted toys on the table, then I'm all for it. I wouldn't mind facing warriors painted this way - better than unpainted grey plastic!! But I don't love the look of them....Another ganger for the One-Eyed Red Snakes Delaque Necromunda Gang. The figure is a conversion, I think he had a lasgun or autogun originally... and I already had TWO of that figure, so I decided to convert it to have a special weapon of some sort... and I had a Meltagun that seemed like it would be easy to fit in there...Give then state of my gang in the current campaign, it will be a LONG

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New webstore on Etsy and Orktober!

Hello! Autumn has already started for good, outside the window rain and grey. It is an obvious sign that our hobby is entering a fantastic period – long evenings with our favourite games, weekends full of models, rules and books. In September we managed to achieve our goal and published so many posts. We don’t slow down at all, as Orktober begins! We are preparing a really powerful and unique Orc army for 40K, which we would like to present to you during the coming month. Lots of conversions, interesting figures and epic size! As a foretaste and illustration to today’s entry you can see the first orc leader, made on the basis of the Wargame Exclusive model – Ork Boss of War. We exchanged hands, head, added a hand-made stand and decorated the flag with orc decals. I hope you like it Expect tons of green content – waaagh! ETSY – ONLINE SHOP We also decided to open a small shop with painted models on the Etsy platform. You can find there a lot of interesting kits for Warhamm

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Airfix Airco DH4

Lovely Box Art!The other option for some WW1 model building, assuming there's some interest in more games at the club after tomorrows multiplayer dogfighting shindig, is to make four Airfix DH4 light bombers. The parts for these are all undercoated and have been sitting in the loft for years, waiting for a rainy day, which is apt as it's chucking down outside and will probably do so for the foreseeable future. They are one of the better Airfix WW1 kits, with a good level of detail, bar and slot strut assembly and some decent crew figures, although I'll be replacing the Lewis guns with some metal ones from Aeroclub, of which I have a OOP stash.The only downside of building these is that they are a bit boring to paint, being overall GW Catachan Green, or whatever the equivalent is these days, with only the front section in light grey to break up the monotone effect. Still, there's no funky camouflage to paint, so that's a bit of a bonus. The scenario in which they'd be deployed is a bombing mission, funnily eno

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Zombie Horror Unleashed!

Second Edition Cover by Brian Brinlee Announcing Release of Zombie Horror Second Edition: A Survival Horror Manual For those Game-Masters wanting to use Zombie Apocalypse elements in their modern-set campaigns!                 Zombie Horror is a resource manual filled with pregenerated creatures, characters, and modern weaponry. It is a valuable resource for any Game-Master containing applicable fully generated NPCs along with some maps of such places such as a shopping mall, an underground bunker, a secret lab among others.                 This illustrated book has 7 chapters & appendices: The Zombie Genre, The Walking Dead, Zombie Sickness, Character Creation, Your Blood-Spattered Arsenal, Master of Horrors, Various Maps, Creature Descriptions, Roster of Souls (NPC’s), Specialist Classes, and Stylized Martial Arts Reference. This sour

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Figurkowy Karnawał Blogowy. Edycja #61: 30-dniowe Wyzwanie Fantastyczne - Podsumowanie.

30-dniowe Wyzwanie Fantastyczne zorganizowane w ramach sześćdziesiątej pierwszej edycji Figurkowego Karnawału Blogowego dobiegło końca.Dziękuję Wam za udział w zabawie i zapraszam do lektury podsumowania i aktywnego komentowania opublikowanych we wrześniu wpisów.Liczba uczestników publikujących swe wpisy zgodnie z przewidywaniami zmniejszała się wraz z kolejnymi tygodniami, jeśli kiedyś postanowią uzupełnić swe wpisy w miarę możliwości zamieszczę do takich postów odnośniki w codziennych podsumowania na Wrota - polska sieć blogów bitewnych.***Wprowadzenie.Kiedy zainteresowałeś się fantastyką, twoje początki?Fantasy czy sci-fi, czyli ulubiona dziedzina fantastyki?Ulubiona książka fantastyczna (audiobook) przeczytana (wysłuchany) w ciągu ostatnich dwóch lat?Twój ulubiony film fantastyczny obejrzany w ciągu ostatnich dwóch lat (nie serial)?Ulubiony serial fantastyczny?Twoja ulubiona fantastyczna gra komputerowa?Ulubiony komiks fantastyczny?Twoja ulubiona ścieżka dźwiękowa, muzyka fantastyczna?

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Wasteland Warriors game and post RECRUITs download.

Our WW game was subtitled "the Redemption of Orange Julius".For as long as I've owned this ancient piece of lead, who started out as an original Necromunda miniature, Orange Julius has died countless times on the tabletop battlefield. Usually in the first or second turn.It seemed like he was cursed.Then, out of nowhere, this weekend, he became a killing machine. Whatever met his awful gaze was blasted into oblivion.Has the curse been broken? Only time will tell. Warleader Arturus surveys the battle Robots and Replicants Lancelot leads the charge against the dirty mutantsRECRUITS.I posted most of the pics from this convention on social media through the Wiley Games Instagram and Facebook pages, but I thought I'd take a moment to note again what a great little convention this is.First and foremost, as the name suggests, the convention is to gain new recruits into what is an aging hobby. The entry fee for kids is free and for the rest of us only $5!There is a wide variety of games and the space it

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