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Valhallans

Well... two of them...Sometime ago, while organizing all the minis, I have I noted that, of all the Valhallans I had, I was two short to fully fill out the units I wished to have. So I've been keeping my eye out for some on eBay. But buying individual miniatures just doesn't make sense - often sellers that are selling them want a ridiculous amount and, once you add in the shipping, It almost seems like a better deal just to buy a whole squad... but then where would that put me? A couple guys short of what I need to field complete units!?Luckily I noted that the Troll Trader had a single Valhallan with a flamer in stock AND it wasn't TOO unreasonably priced AND I was picking up a few other minis from them anyway... so I bought it. The second one Is just a Cadian sniper that I painted up to look like a Valhallan that I picked up in a pack of two, brand new, at Dragon's Den Games (my FLGS). The other will probably be painted as a Cadian to go with my small force of Cadians...Why on earth did I paint up these two

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Imperial Knights - House Corvus Twins in manufactorum pt9. 'brass, brassy, bronze, brass'

And back to my old 'friend' the metallics. I must confess there was a very particular emotion I can't quite describe when I was at this stage. My brassy bronze approach has always been challenging since the first time I did it on my drop pod.It's a result I love but can be a real slog to do despite it just stippling on metallic paints. There's no finesse [look at that big blob of gold on that side vent] but it still takes a while and the paint ends up thick and gloopy and I fear for the brushes, even the knackered ones I use to achieve all the texture.I did sponge it on in places too which I think helps. Once again it's Warplock Bronze, Balthasar Gold, Retributor Armour, Valejo 'gold and gunmetal' mix.But it's all going to be washed and weathered too so it doesn't need to be perfect.Now these pics might be earlier than the above ones just after the Retributor Armour coat or post wash, not sure but you can see how rough I've been. Too much faffing to fix it so bear with...More close-ups of the sponging.More of

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30k – White Scars / Deimos Pattern Rhino

Hey! In today’s entry we return to my old works. On the photo you can see two Rhino transporters. As you probably noticed, their construction is slightly different from the “40k” versions of this model – the front and sides are different. The upper manholes, equipped with two bolters, are also slightly different. The presented vehicles are marked as MKIC Deimos Pattern and are one of the oldest development versions of this carrier. The models are painted in the colours of the Withe Scars Legion. In the next post you will find quite a large heresy army…. But that’s about it soon! Commission painting – minisforwar@gmail.com

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Kill Team Game

Mr Steinberg and I had a game of Kill Team recently, my Elucidian Starstriders against his Astartes Marines. This was a simple take and hold objectives game with one in the middle and four more dotted around. Some nice large crates had Voidmaster Nitsch and the Assassin make good use of cover to keep out of line of sight ready to charge heroically into combat. The trouble with holding an objective is that some poor chap has to go stand next to it in the open. Voidmaster Nitsch was not quite close enough for a charge so he moved up to try soem ranged attacks. Meanwhile, Elucia Vhane charged into the Marines, she is a tough cookie so can take care of herself. The Starstrider Assassin failed to charge a couple of times, leaving the Starstriders to get a bit outnumbered. The Assassin was still not charging. The Starstriders did manage to hang on to some objectives and squeak a win, but it was very close. Kill Team is a nice game, a great opportunity to work on a nice small group of models.

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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

We're already two weeks into 2019, time for some new year's resolution.It's fair to say that 2018 got me back into the hobby. With the announcement of Star Wars: Legion in 2017 it was only a matter of how deep I would go... ...and I went as deep as I could. I've gotten into terrain building, started and almost finished my Rebel army, got introduced to the rabbit hole called 3D-printing and even got hooked on GW systems again at the same time. The more time I spent with Legion, the more I got talking with fellow hobbyists about how the hobby had changed while I was on standby. To my surprise I actually liked some of the changes a lot. GW which had almost driven me out of the hobby for good with ridiculous pricing and lacking support of LotR/The Hobbit/Middle-Earth actually made a huge turn for the better and seems to have remembered to adress their customers as hobbyists first before taking all their money (Yeah, I know what I signed up for...). I loved releases like Kill Team or Blackstone Fortress and a

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Warbringer Titan 'The Crucible of Terra'

Late this past summer GW reissued 'Adeptus Titanicus', a game which caused a bit of a stir for some geeks of a certain vintage. The new ruleset is great homage to the 1988 version - easy to learn, fun to play and very evocative of the Horus Heresy/Titanicus backstory. Perhaps the biggest drawback to the game's launch was the high cost of the models (actually, still very much a problem) and the weird way GW decided to release the various 'classes' of titans. The initial uber boxed set included only the largest, the Warlord, and the smallest unit, the Knights. This  in turn made it virtually impossible for players to fully appreciate the tactical nuances of the game as the hulking Warlords usually just stood in place, trading long range fire while the Knights usually got plastered somewhere in the middle of the table. It took a few months for GW to get its act together and release both the medium Reaver and the scouting Warhounds, but in the midst of that gap many of us Titanicus nerds were looki

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Hobby update 2019 - part 1

Hi all, me again! It's high time I resurrected a weekly look at my hobby progress I think, and though I've not done a montage image yet for this year that's no excuse not to get posting up some pics of stuff!So far this year I've granted myself a little time off from my commission work, and have been putting several hours into my Swords of Dawn. As you may know, I'd got a scheme sorted for these guys and had just about finished all the Dark Imperium stuff when over Christmas I decided that I was going to change it all. Typical me that, I'm a true hobby butterfly after all!Read more »

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Friendly Fire on Xoxigar Secondus

Xoxigar Secondus4.037.019.M42After a lengthy warp translation, the men and women of the 382nd Tallarn (Desert Raider) Regiment finally made it to the Xoxigar System. Other Guard regiments were in the System; the shattered remains of two Valhallan Regiments had taken up post on the frozen world of Xoxigar Prime - little action was expected there. The 222nd Guaiacan Commando Regiment was already in the thick of the fighting in the Jungles of Xoxigar Tertium. The Tallarn were earmarked for Xoxigar Secondus. There had been little fighting there, so far. They were being sent to bolster the planets PDF and Skitarii Legions and protect the vital installations of the forge world.The travel to the planet and shuttling dirtside took too long, but the troops of Tallarn were happy to stand on solid ground and see the sky - though the air wasn't much of an improvement...The 5th Company was stationed in the Southern Hemisphere, near vital promethium refining facilities and were set to patrolling the sprawling brownfield th

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Showcase: Rogue Trader Gellerpox Infected Gnasher Screamer

Hi all and a happy new year to all of you! I hope you had some nice holidays. Here you can see the very last miniature I painted in 2018. It's the Gnasher Screamer from the Gellerpox Infected faction from the Rogue Trader Kill Team box set. I didn't like the 'Eavy Metal version, so I created a paint scheme on my own of what I think matches better with this Nurgle tainted miniature.More after the jump

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Red Scoprions reinforcements!

I seem to have found a way of blitzing space marines in a way that, to me, is easy and quick. The greys on all of these were done in one 2 hour session with one of the large terrain drybrushes that GW sells. Turns out you can get some great control with one of those and churn out some nice looking armour. Next time I have to paint some Marines, which should be in a few weeks time when the next batch of Conquest arrives, I'll try and remember to do some stage by stage photos.Some transfers have arrived for the shoulder pads, but I need to test them out as reports are not good. Apparently they are thick and don't take well to the curvature of the pads. I didn't fancy ruining these guys just in time to submit them for the AHPC. Starting the ball rolling in this set of reinforcements we have a Primaris captain in Gravis armour from the starter set. Another should be along at some point, so I can play around with poses and equipment later. One day I should have a read of the actual army lists to find out what

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Paint Table Saturday 271 - Guard and Skeletons

Hi All,A lot of prep going on this week. Well maybe not a lot, but zero painting occurred.I continued assembling the Lieutenant and command section for my Imperial Guard for the local Rogue Trader campaign at the end of the month. I still need to build a guy with a grenade launcher for the squad and build a Sergeant for the command section. Still not sure what to do about the Vox Caster guy. Pictured above is the Lt, two man Lascannon, Medic and Orderly (carrying the platoon banner. Still not sure how to handle the difference between the old shoulder mounted lascannon (laszooka) and the 2nd Ed forward crew served Lascannon.Death Riders basing is finally finished. I need to base coat that and some of the missed spots on teir under carriages.I also did some base work on the catapult crew. I don't remember points values right now, but I think the cavalry and the engine with crew will get me to the 200 points I need for the OWAC this month.Lastly I finished the base work on these gents. My intention is to prime t

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