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Showcase: Black Legion Haarken Worldclaimer

Hi all! As promised in my last post, here comes Haarken Worldclaimer, the very first Black Legionnaire I painted. I didn't like the trophies on this model, so I assembled it without them. Nice model with a decent amount of details. Next up: Abbadon the Despoiler. Leave a comment or reaction if you please...

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Battleforce Recon 2019

Sunday I was over at the Dragon's Den participating in Battleforce Recon. Last year the event was held at Mana Bar, but Mana Bar has since closed... So they held it at the Den...It was pretty crowed back there... and this is before the War Wars: X-Wing guys showed up!I think there were around 24 players....?After the first round there was a break for lunch and everyone put out their armies on display. Last year I was the only one that brought a display board - this year, a lot of others had them! So many great armies!This was one of my favourites: Chad Jordan's Death Guard!Chaos Space MarinesMore Chaos Space MarinesSTILL More Chaos Space MarinesSone of STILL More Chaos Space MarinesI think these were Tom's Khorne Daemon HordeThere was at least one more Chaos player - they fellow with the Death Guard I played in Round One. Some just didn't put their stuff out on display....SO maybe 7 chaos...? about a third of the forces...?Ultramarines! I think there was at least one other Ultramarines player - or maybe Crims

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A Kill Team Battle

Yesterday Tim and I got together for a game of Kill Team.  This was my 5th game since we decided to try the game out earlier this year.  This would be our first game using our own custom Kill Teams rather than the pre-generated teams from the starter set or the Rouge Trader set.  Tim used is Deathwatch kill team and I took my trusty Orks.For this game we selected the Terror Tactics scenario.  The setting is a ruined sector frontieris settlement that has been taken over by an Ork Mekboy for his workshop.  The the goal of the battle is to do as much damage to the enemy as possible.  The first kill team to break is the looser. For this game we actually forgot to use any of the sector special rules.Deployment is complete.  For the Scouting Phase the Orks select Take Forward Positions and and the Deathwatch selected Eliminate Sentries.  Ork gunners move up to take better firing positions.Deathwatch marines target the advancing Orks.  They score a single flesh wound

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'nids part 264 - Genestealer cult - Aberrants - Avoidance tasking

Having concluded that my Sanctum Imperialis should be verdi-gris I promptly ttried to avoid the task. Sadly I didn't even avoid it with any of my other priority projects. I spent one night making the torso of my Redemptor Dreadnought [more later] and the Aberrant Hypermorph. The next, night fully intending to paint I only went and made up all 8 of my remaining Aberrants. It says something when building until 1am is a more appealing task than painting that building green! These two are from the new Aberrant kit, but I think the power hammer dude has a Deathwatch Overkill head - they're more gormless lookingI went with 3 power picks, because with 13 Aberrants in total I planned to kitbash another 2 and the spare hammers seemed an easier proposition to convert, although I may just be completely wrong on that viewpoint.Having 4 Deathwatch Overkill models already I needed to do a couple of things to differentiate these. The first had its raised claw cut and tilted downwards. Then the second claw holding a skull wa

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40K - Asuryani versus Grey Knights

Wednesday evening I pedalled over to Robyn's house to play some 40K. I've been trying to get together and play a game of 40K or Kill Team with Robyn for ages, but things just haven't worked out. Well this week they finally did! We both brought out 1000-point forces to practice for the Battleforce Recon tournament we're both playing in this coming Sunday. Robyn played Grey Knights and I played my Asuryani (Craftworld Eldar).SCENARIOWe played Mission #2 - Cut Off the Head, from the tournament pack. Our commanders were were apparently gathering for a crucial tactical meeting when battle was joined.Each player allocated 3 Intel Points, as evenly as possible, between the CHARACTERS in their army, and notes this down on their army roster. If your army has no CHARACTERS, 1 Intel Point would instead allocated to the Warlord. I had three characters so each got 1 Intel Point. Robyn only had one two - so one of them had two points, the other had one.Crucial Intel:  At the end of the third battle round, and at

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Howling Banshees

The last unit I need for the tournament on Sunday (and my practice game tomorrow): some Howling Banshees.Howling Banshees from Citadel Miniatures/Games Workshop.These are a mix of the older and the not-quite-so-old-but-still-old-compared-to-most-other-factions-models models.I have one more inbound - one of the slightly less older, but still old enough to be cast in metal Banshee Exarchs.And here is the complete warmest I'll be fielding in the tournament...I have no idea how they'll do, but... whatevs... If it's anything like last year, it will be a good time regardless!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:I still have some pics from last Saturday's Kill Team games I'd like to post... and tomorrow I'll be playing some actual 40K with the above War Host which I'll hopefully get lots of pics of.After that...? Well there'll for sure be a report of Sunday's tournament...And then...? More painting probably... but I have no idea what!? So many things I want to work on... more Eldar, a bunch of models for Jo

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Showcase: Black Legion Master of Possession

Hi all! So here is my very first model of the Shadowspear box set: The Master of Possession, painted in the livery of the Black Legion. I shared the box set with a mate because I was only interested in the new Chaos Space Marine models. For the time being, I will try to do as many models I can (don't know for how long I can stay motivated for Chaos :). Actually, I also have the new Abbadon model on my painting desk. But my next post will be for Haarken Worldclaimer instead, which was the first Black Legionnaire I painted. So stay tuned for some more Chaos and leave a comment or reaction below…

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Aeldari Additions

I finished up a few more Eldar minis over the weekend - staying up way too late last night to do so - so I could play a practice game with my slightly jigged 1000-point Asuryani force for the Battleforce: Recon Tournement this coming Sunday... and then I woke up to a message saying my opponent's mom was sick and we'd have to play later in the week... Ehhh... not a big deal - these are done and by the time I do get to play him, I'll have them ALL done! (The only thing I have left to do is finish the Howling Banshees - I would have borrowed a few of The Girl's for this evenings game).The new batch - two Warp Spiders, a squad of five Dire Avengers, and another Wraithlord.The new squad of Dire Avengers. I now have two painted. I have a third to paint - plus I just ordered a few more to add to ones I have to field larger squads. At some point I might pick up a few more - so I could potentially field three squads of ten.Two more Warp Spiders....Which finishes up a squad of ten. I have a few more of these inbound as

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Terrain is everything - Sanctum Imperialis - it's not easy being verdi-green

If you follow the 40kaddict Facebook group you'll have seen some of these pics already. The plan was always to do full-on verdigris on the uprights, buttresses and external skirting boards, despite adding some highlights to the bronze. First was a wash of Army painter Hawk Turquoise.Then another wash of my turquoise craft acrylic, followed by another drybrush of turquoise/white mix and I think it matches quite well my Matt Black Hero of the Imperium statue.But putting it next to the big piece I was wracked with doubt about losing the bronze. It's such a consistent effect and will not stand out too much on the battlefield - tonal backdrop that does not detract from the miniatures.But I realised I could Photoshop it to see the end-result and with the small piece rotated I could copy+paste elements across.I also got to conceptualise the red glass finials, although didn't add the patina in the door relief. Asking in the group got a mixed response but I think the majority said go for it.  The patina is my th

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Showcase: Death Guard Rhino

Creaking onto the blog today is this crusty old Rhino, sorry I mean trusty old Rhino. This kit has been on Games Workshop's shelves for what must be coming up to two decades. In fact, the Chaos accessory sprue that comes with the tank is even older! That's because the accessories were designed for the original MK1 Rhino kit. Rumble on over the jump and we'll chat some more about this OAP (Old Armoured Pensioner)More after the jump

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Terrain is everything - Sanctum Imperialis - moar from the inner sanctum

The big piece needed its grunge shading, it's come over all Tudor dwelling like.Welcome to the grotty grotto.I just wish I could leave things at this stage......but you know I can't and I'll be all over this with more paint...2nd highlights, not sure if I've lost or gained with this? Definitely lost some of that oil paint effect :( but it was a bit OTTI think I've got a mixture of both + and -. I just sponged on an even lighter shade.Still some details to pick out and some shade applied in the recesses.All the internal bronze 'skirting boards' need a sponging of Balthasar Gold. Ultimately the net gain or loss doesn't really matter. I'll do my process and what the end result is will suffice so it's best not worrying about it really.Strong Tone wash in all the creases on the medium piece, as well as 2nd highlights.At least there's consistency across the pieces. Don't know whether those two panel things on the right hand side are electrical switch boxes with wires/cabling going inside or just structural features

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