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Dreadtober 2019 - Shadow metallics

#Dreadtober update and I've shadow washed all the metallics. My Valejo Sepia 'dipping' wash is the main difference.In truth it is not the best product in the world but I've tons of the stuff and a lot of this will be further enhanced with Army Painter String Tone wash for even more contrast and then the VerdigrisBut you can clearly see on the assault cannon unwanted tide-marksIt's less noticeable on the Plasma weapon and certainly makes it look a little more ancient but it's still a bit of a gamble using it.Perhaps a mix with Lahmian Medium might make it settle a little better but that's always too much faffing for me 😂And then not too much difference but this is after the Strong Tone wash as wellBut a back shot, curiously missing from the last set of pictures.I then shaded the pauldrons with black and painted the fist Angel Green.And at some point plaid down the skull for a Renegade Knight banner that will go on the base of Lady Pettorini. It's not quite working but maybe it'll come right in the end...Verdi

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Primaris Deathwatch Aggressors

Space Marine Chapter founders love a good animal name. Mythical beasts of terror (Howling Griffons, Minotaurs, Silver Drakes…), apex predators (Space Wolves, Celestial Lions, White Panthers…), birds of prey (Hawk Lords, Necropolis Hawks, Raven Guard…), venomous reptiles (Iron Snakes, Viper Legion, Salamanders…). But I’ve just painted these Deathwatch, the Chapter named after tiny insects that burrow into your wooden furniture. Deathwatch Aggressors on secondment from (left-to-right): Emperor’s Reckoners, Ultramarines and Imperial Fists. They’ve come to destroy the xeno-filth of the galaxy just like the beetles destroy your antique furniture. I suppose they’re not the only Space Marine chapter named after insects – there’s Mantis Warriors. But Mantises are cool insects that do decapitation and look like samurai. Maybe my problem with the Deathwatch name is just me, growing up binging on episodes of Antiques Roadshow and Lovejoy, and Joe Public just thinks it’s ke

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Widgets and Wonders Ep 154 – ‘Fallout Zone’ Pre-Painted Terrain by GameMat.eu!

GameMat has put together a great ‘all-in-one’ starter pack of pre-painted terrain to get you playing Kill Team or Warhammer 40,000. Check it out HERE: https://www.gamemat.eu/en/terrain/pre-painted-resin-terrain/fallout-zone-set.html

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GMG Reviews – Codex Supplement: Salamanders by Games Workshop

It’s time for another GMG Review! The Salamanders are master artisans forged in the fires of Nocturne and forever scarred by the death of their Perpetual primarch Vulkan. Check out this latest Space Marine Codex Supplement and get ready to blast the enemy with flamers, meltas and smite them with mighty hammers.

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GMG Reviews – Codex Supplement: Imperial Fists by Games Workshop

It’s time for another GMG Review! Today I dig into the Supplement for Codex Space Marines focusing on Terra’s own praetorians; the Imperial Fists. Want to win a copy of this book? Like, subscribe and comment on YouTube!

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Tutorial: How to paint 2nd Edition style Ork Stormboyz by Rich

Hi all, Rich back again and this time with something a bit different, I’m back to my 2nd edition routes here with an iconic Ork Stormboy. This time however I thought I’d give you into an insight into how I paint my 2nd edition minis with a step by step tutorial. I won’t go into detail for each step because I am using basic techniques, washes, layers and edge highlights. Also, don’t worry too much if you don’t have these exact colours, similar colours from your favourite brand will work just fine. Just remember to keep your paints thin and your brush pointy!More after the jump

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GMG 40k Battle Report – NEW Craftworlds Eldar vs. Deathwatch – 1750 ITC

It’s time for another 40k Battle Report! This time Owen is building a custom Wraith Craftworld using the new Phoenix Rising rules to take on my Deathwatch in this 1750pt ITC 2019 mission.

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Orktober 2019 – Mech-Ork Castellan Knight

Hello! Today’s entry is definitely devoted to a huge machine – looted and converted Ork Castellan Knight! The idea for the conversion was born during the creation of a mechanical army of orcs, which from the beginning of October you can watch on our blog and all social media (Instagram, FB, Reddit). The built up forces needed a solid center that would attract the eye of the players and the fire of their units. The choice was made – Castellan Knight – one of the largest walking machines available in the army of the Empire. The main donor of the parts was the Deff Dread model – head, mech arms. An additional, important point is an extended base, on which we threw as much scrap as we could I hope that you like the concept and workmanship. I invite you to see the photo gallery below Commission painting – minisforwar@gmail.com

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Rescue Mission - Bronze Gates Campaign

On Monday I'd originally planned to run a larger 3-player game (one of the scenarios I'd originally planned for the Necromunda Game Weekend). But then Amanda was keen to play a Rescue Mission to retrieve the ganger she'd lost to me in the previous evening's game before that... I Thought maybe we'd get that done quickly - maybe even before the kids got home - and still have time to play a larger game afterwards. We didn't get started with that until well after noon and by the time we were done it was supper time and no one was interested in playing games after supper - Keira is sick with a cold and Amanda had work to do on a costume she's supposed to bring along to dance class tomorrow evening... so... here I am writing up the final game reports... Maybe next weekend...As always I did petition the house for aid and... they send me ANOTHER Juve... I had REALLY hoped it would be an arms shipment and I could pick up a bunch of equipment for the Champion I was hoping to hire after this game... then I had

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Escort Mission - Bronze Gates Campaign

Sunday evening, after the kids had gone off to my folks, Amanda and I played another game of Necromunda. Earlier in the afternoon I'd played Finnegan's Genestealer Cult. The One-Eyed Red Snakes were not in a good way. They were down to six active fighters - having lost one dead and another recovering from a critical injury. A Juve from the settlement had stepped up to join the gang... but the gang had no gear or cash to buy gear with which to equip him! So we petitioned the House for some help. Conveniently the house coughed up some wargear - and we were able to bring seven to the next battle...!We decided to try one of the scenarios in the Arbitrators section of the main rulebook - Escort Mission! A Guild Agent with close ties to how Cawdor and the Redptionists said if the One-Eyed Red Snakes would escort her out of the Bronze Gates, she would petition House Cawdor to have the One-Eyed Red Snakes maintain control of the Shrine of the Sinners Past (Bone Shrine) as there were no representatives of House Cawdor

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Battle for the Bronze Gates

Even though the Necromunda Game Weekend hadn't gone exactly as planned, on Sunday afternoon I did challenge Finnegan's Average Joes Genestealer Cult for control of the Bronze Gates - the toll crossing that gives it's name to the entire region. I let Finnegan pick the scenario and he chose Zone Mortalis Scenario 2: The Trap. I'm not sure who was trapping whom...Gang selection was Custom(10), meaning you could use up two ten members of your gang... unfortunately my gang was down to SIX active members (two were still in the gang, but recovering from injuries...).Before getting started, I DID petition the house for aid, and got a House Trainer - which gave a number of gangers some extra experience. Finnegan also petitioned the cult for aid and got another cultist... Normally it would be a Juve, but the Genestealer cult doesn't have "juves" so when they get a free dude it's a Neophyte Cultist - the equivalent of a ganger!Finnegan had eight he could use for this game.The battleground was set up a sort of a cro

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Dreadtober 2019 - Moar Metallics

#Dreadtober update and yet moar application of the metallics. This is the mid-season finale so to speak, whereby I apply the final set of highlights before I add a wash layer to grime it up a bit. I believe it's Valejo Game Color Gun Metal and Shining Gold [whatever they're in this intro set and still going strong after 9 years] sponged on for the texture.It works particularly well on the hip joint. There are still areas I can't decide how to paint but I've no doubt my decision will crystallise green or bronze without delay when the time comes.The weapons also got their highlights, I even had an Imperial Knight Icarus array that got a quick highlight. I will regret not pursuing the Deathwing Knights in parallel but that would dismiss my feelings that it would be too much to take on simultaneously and despite the metals being the same the application requires a different approach. The terminators are much smaller and need more care, whereas this thing is a beast and I can just slap it on and any issues can be

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Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress – Expedition 09 ‘The Hidden Vault’

The Quest concludes! Having defeated all four Strongholds the Explorers embark on a massive journey into the depths of the Fortress to secure the Hidden Vault!

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