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Well... Now What...?

Well now that the Drukhari are painted (well... enough to play with) and Strange Bedfellows is out of the way it’s time to start re-assessing and figuring out what I’m going to do for the next few months – or even the rest of the year…? And Beyond?!)NECROMUNDANecromunda has captured my imagination for the time being, and I have gone ALL IN! In addition to picking up all the cure rulebooks at my FLGS, I went back and bought the base box game – for all the cards and tokens and terrain bits and boards… and I know Keira would want the Esher gang… and the Goliaths… well… they’ll get used for SOMETHING!?I also scoured eBay for a number of items I needed to for special characters and stuff to finish up a few gangs of my own.To kick things off I thought I’d start a small summer campaign. Seven weeks as per the suggested length for a Dominion Campaign. Try and find a half-dozen friends to play. Probably start that around 13 July and end on 31 August. This will be to try out the system with a manageable number of reaso

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Drukhari Wych Cult

A little over a year ago, Amanda and I bought a used (mostly assembled, but entirely unpainted) Dukhari force of a local dude that wanted to offload them. From this I did paint up a Kill Team for her to use last fall, but very little movement had been made since then... Until now...This weekend was the Strange Bedfellows 40K Team Tournament, and we decided to enter a FAMILY team. Unfortunately, Amanda was away in the U.S. at a Yoga thing, but she said it would be okay for Finnegan to make use of her Drukhari so we could field an all Aeldari team. (If she hadn't been away, it might have been me and Keira with Asuryani, Amanda with the Drukhari and Finnegan with his ORKS!!). Instead we teamed up with our friend Other Tim and his Alaitoc Asuryani.Over the last six weeks I cranked out this entire 1000 point Drukhari force. I've previously posted the Reavers and Hellions (and Lelith Hespirax, even though she wasn't needed for the force). Here, for the first time, is the ENTIRE 1000 point Drukhari force - including

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Strange Bedfellows 40K Team Tournament

This weekend I attended the Strange Bedfellows Team Tournament in Saskatoon with The Kids and Other Tim. It was a long tiring day - made longer and more tiring by the fact that I was up stupid late trying to put last minute touches on Amanda's Drukhari that Finnegan was taking to the tournament and only got about an hour of sleep before getting up again to get ready to get out to the tournament. All that aside, though, it was a pretty damned good day...There were TEN teams participating, each with four players - each player bringing a force of 1000 points. Each round a team would be matched up against another team and they would then play two concurrent games, each with two members of one team facing off against two members of the other team.There were specific Detachments that we were required to use and I found them to be a little restrictive and difficult to put a force together for. Probably because it seemed to favour a style of play  totally counter to my own. To me, it seemed to give preference to

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Genestealer Cult - Brother Medlock

Not every cult member gets fancy power hammers and swanky mining lasers. Some of the brethren just have to make do. Vyrion Medlock here has to put up with a simple, ah, halberd? Machete stick? Knife-pole?Anyway, whatever it is, it pales in comparison to the magnificence of that cape. Stylish, high collared, shoulder length AND it has a beautiful gold clasp. So impressive is brother Medlock's cape that he has chosen to leave his top off so as not to distract from it's glory. Buck Rogers would be green with envy. Check it out:With a cape like that the 3rd generation are in the bag.I've been meaning to paint this fella for ages. Sculpted by Bob Olley, he's based on the original unreleased hybrid that, let's be honest, I have no chance of acquiring. Unless you have one. If you have one gimme it.In any case, this guy is pretty hard to come by as well, so I was delighted to snag one. I've been pushing him higher and higher up the painting list, and finally, with BoYL coming up he made it. I fancy having him run dow

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WIP: Ultramarines Space Marine Heroes Brother Sergeant Sevastus

While I'm painting my Space Wolves character, I'm working on Brother Sergeant Sevastus simultaneously. He'll be an Ultramarine, as the model is depicted in the Space Marine Adventures game. The recipe of the armour is the same as I used for my Ultramarines army, but all the other details will be painted with the more "modern" recipes and techniques I use for my Silver Skulls Primaris Kill Team and other Space Marine Heroes. My Ultramarines army was started back in the days before the new Citadel paint range, before Retributor Armour and Mephiston Red. This model is how I would paint Ultramarines if I would start an Ultramarines army nowadays.

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40k – Chaos Warhound Titan

In today’s post I would like to present to you one of the biggest models that we had the opportunity to prepare in our Studio Chaos Warhound Titan is definitely a big “toy” – it came to us already assembled and intended to be repainted (from very dark brown). An additional challenge was the fact that it was assembled in the wrong position and could not stand on the table. We decided to make him an oval stage stand with dimensions of 30 cm x 20 cm. It was cut out of HDF and enriched with some stones and wrecks of Space Marines vehicles. After attaching to it, the model became stable and can no longer be easily knocked over. Painting such a large figurine is a big challenge – you have to divide it into smaller parts and paint it comprehensively. It took me a lot of time. The sculpture of the model is still excellent and defends itself in comparison with the new models. The slightly clumsy, coarse appearance of the machine perfectly fits the atmosphere of the forty millennium. I

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Shambling On...

In an attempt to keep updating my blog no matter how mundane the posts will be, here are some recent projects that I knocked off my hobby desk. Oddly, these are all duplicates of stuff I've previously done. These units just help flesh out their respective armies. Ten more Pox Walkers shamble their way into the front lines of my Death Guard army.I completed another ten Pox Walkers for my Death Guard army over the course of a week, bringing the number in the force to a grand total of thirty. I painted these guys mostly with washes, snatching some time here and there to work on them in groups of two's and three's. Before I knew it, all ten were ready to roll. I really love these models - I'm sure I've said so before here. They are wildly characterful will loads of great details, but the sculpts practically paint themselves with simple techniques. These kinds of models are the best kind in regards to army painting. A real joy on every level."Prepare to fire a load of bullshit on my coordinates. Three! T

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'nids part 267 - Tyranid Warrior and bits Big Build TO DONE!

After the sleep post I'm thinking my mojo is on the wain at the moment. I honestly cannot entertain that Dark Shroud and the Assassin isn't much more appealing. What's frustrating is I 'want' to do so much, I just can't bring myself to do it and I think fatigue plays a hand in that. However, I have felt the urge to build, even if the end result feels less productive despite the cool new model to drool over.So, after convertingthe  2 Warriors to Hive Guard I went back to my 'docked' Warrior and re-attached its tail and thought I'd base him on one of the bases I'd prepared but didn't fit the Hive Guard. I'll probably paint it alongside the gun-beasts for convenience. I fixed his tail with some greenstuff too.And I had a couple of Termagants and Hormagaunts knocking around that I just made into Devgaunts and based. I've 20 Devgaunts already, so this just adds to them, though I could do with another 5 so I cam make a full brood. I'll get these and the Warrior primed so I can paint them 'someday'.Whilst I was

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WIP: Space Wolves Space Marine Heroes Brother Aethor

I enjoyed working on the Salamander Space Marine so much that I decided to paint another model from the Space Marine Heroes series: Brother Aethor. He'll become a Space Wolf, as I'm painting them for Space Marine Adventures, where every Marine hails from a different chapter. I wonder why they chose Aethor to be a Space Wolf and not a say White Scar, as Aethor is a pretty vanilla model with plain Mk7 armour, and none of the details of the Space Wolves range... still, coming up with my take on the classic Space Wolves paint scheme was a lot of fun and who knows, maybe there'll be a tutorial...

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Listening Pleasure

Over recent weeks, I have given up with listening to politics on the radio, too much Brexit and now too much about the Tory leadership election. Sigh. So rather than listening to music, I have started playing audiobooks in the car, just recently a few 40K audiobooks. The first few I played were Space Marine and Battle Sister shooty stories, but the current audiobook is For The Emperor, much more amusing and light hearted. I am about a quarter the way through it and it has more in common with a Tom Sharpe book than a Warhammer 40K book.

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MORE Hellions

Here they are, finally, the last of the Hellions (Well... that we need for the upcoming tournament - I still have ten more to paint for Amanda at SOME point!).I've had a few distractions in the last week or two (Lelith Hesperax and some Dwarves, Kal Jericho and Scabbs). I've also been doing a LOT of riding!Ten more Drukhari Hellions for Amanda's Crimson Wave Wych Cult.The massed horde of Hellions!All the Wych Cult fast attack units (so far)I still have THREE UNITS of 10 Wyches and a Succubus to paint in the next week and a half... Yikes!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog: WYCHES!!

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