Building models alwaysfeels like a day job to me but most of my hobby time is at night. I'd got to the point where I needed to do his pose and that had to be the obligatory 'standing on something' that is all the rage. Of course that becomes fiddly, cutting plastic pegs off to allow joints to rotate, trying to old poses in place while poly-cement and super-glue dry, but somehow I managed it.I have to admit I do like this dreadnought. When it was first revealed I wasn't fussed but having one it seemed churlish not to build it and it's deceptively bulky too. I was easilt convinced it was bigger than my Warglaives, but it's shorter - clearly the extra bulk adds a few inches in height.To that end I may call him Brother Jacamo. His main weapon is just push fit but the others are glued in - 8 Storm Bolter shots seems the better fit than the FragstormMy only issue is the ball of the waist joint is almost out of the socket. Not sure if I need to disguise this somehow, possibly greenstuff ribbed tubing, as if it's a f
Otty had a free evening and wanted to arrange a game but that created a problem as I wanted to run my Knights for convenience but I was certain Otty's Tyranids would be on the road to a hiding if I did. Once again I looked at some of the narrative missions but as it turned out we went with the same mission I played with Liam - the Echoes of War mission in Vigilus Defiant called Forlorn Charge. It was Knights and Freeblades versus Ork Stompas, Morkanauts and Gorkanauts. It compressed the Knights into a 2'x2' corner with the 'Orks' creating their 'scrap city' and deploying first. There were also benefits for running a Fortification network and some additional stratagems. What we did was swap out the Ork elements for Monstrous Creatures. This wasn't too bad really as victory conditions were for my Knights to destroy all his Knights and buildings for a Major Victory, Minor if I killed more than were left alive and Defeat if it was any other result. Otty went with 2 Tyrannofex, Old One Eye and 5 Screa
OK for all the trouble this model was to paint, I'm really pleased I pushed through to finish him because I'm really happy with the results. In his bright white armour he is really going to stand out amongst the see of green bodies. More pics after the jump.More after the jump
In my last post I wrote about how hard the Apothecary was to paint. I've thrown in the towel. I got so tired of detailing over white armour that I picked up a different model to paint. This Infiltrator Sergeant sat upon a Get a Grip Basic is my 'quick win' project to keep motivation up. I'm hoping a quick turn around on this model will help with my enthusiasm with the Apothecary.
Out of all the models in the Conquest publication, this model is the hardest by far. Anything with a white undercoat sees me spending ages putting shadow and shading back into the model with every time I pick up a paint brush I run the risk of an accidental slip and getting a dark colour on the light armour. Just like I've done on his raised hand. This model is dragging as well. He's taking so long to paint I'm not enjoying it at this point. Just want it done now.
With both the Sanctum Imperialis and my Ravenwing Dark Shroud as priorities the Sanctum took preference when I balked at the Speeder, so when the Sacntum became troublesome I used the fact I had to patina the building to simultaneously do the same on the Speeder. Not that it'd likely weather in these areas [maybe the grav plate holds moisture in the up-wash...?]. But this was another example of 'misdirection', like how my Mum used to give us veggie-burgers with sausages just as a way to have more vegetables on our diet. If I'm going to push on with one troublesome task I may as well do the same on another project.At the very least it's one less thing to do, to make it easier when I pick it up in earnest. Thankfully the thought of painting the black meant I was not easily distracted from the Sanctum.I'll get back onto this when the Sanctum is complete but small steps. I think the controls and touch some of the metallics up will be next. I won't mention how I think the verdigris on the engines a little too much
Today's post I just wanted to share the collection so far. It's not finished but it's at a size that's worth sharing. After the jump I tell you how many points it is and why this isn't an army I'd game with.More after the jump
Coming back to you with more Adepticon Coverage, this time the 40k Team Tourna,ment.As always this is overall a great event. You meet some awesome teams, and if you do it a few times, you start to meet the same teams ever (two of the 5 teams we played against this year were teams we had faced at a previous Adepticon).Now with our last minute change to EVERYTHING for the 40k team tournament, and one of our players as a result essentially being a 40k novice, we had a challenge ahead of us at the outset. However in the end we came in 47th out of 127 teams and had our best performance yet (overall and battlepoints). Placing above 63% of the competition IMO is excellent for bringing Blood Angels, Dark Angels and Grey Knights. Here are our lists.Some other impressive rankings for us:We were tied with 5 teams for 10th in appearance (which is nice since most of the models we had were just from our collection). Overall score considered, we would have been 18th in appearance.We got 8 Line breakers, in a tie for 3rd for
I'm becoming quite efficient with my Conquest painting publication project, I'm finishing the monthly batch of models earlier and earlier. I finished April's batch with a good two and half weeks spare which mean't I could make a real dent in the Shadowspear boxset. After the jump I share with you the seven models I've completed so far.More after the jump
Liam had observed we haven't had a game for a long time so we arranged get together but what to play? Having tried Kill Team and Deathwatch Overkill we thought it should be 40k but as I had the chance bring my [mostly] Knights for convenience and their first march AND the fact Liam is the only one with a similar company of Knights it seemed like a more balanced match up. That said he has Renegade Knights which only have access to two stratagems I wanted something different, more narrative.There was an Echoes of War mission in Vigilus Defiant called Forlorn Charge. It was Knights and Freeblades versus Ork Stompas, Morkanauts and Gorkanauts. It compressed the Knights into a 2'x2' corner with the 'Orks' creating their 'scrap city' and deploying first. There were also benefits for running a Fortification network and some additional stratagems. I thought this might help Liam out but it transpires the Attacker gets all the coolest extra Strats but even so Liam deployed the terrain and chose his Fortress of Redempt
Wow! I've painted something that isn't green! This model is easily my favourite from the Shadowspear boxed set. I love the dynamic pose. The flow from the robes is just a miracle in plastic casting. After the jump I share more angles as well as a comparison with my other Librarian.More after the jump
Join us for our post Adepticon 2019 discussion, where we cover our last minute changes and preps, the Warhammer 40k Team Tournament, and various other event games like the Knight Fight and Space Hulk!Listen/Subscribe on iTunes Listen/Subscribe on SpotifyListen/Subscribe on Google PlayListen/Subscribe on Stitcher05:05 Adepticon Preps23:07 Adepticon Day 1 and 259:11 Warhammer 40k Team TournamentSongs and SoundclipsBlue Mark- Atlan UrtagKaap mere- BugotakClip 1- Babylon 5Clip 2- Galaxy QuestClip 3- What would Brian Boitano Do?
Issue 29. Let that seep in for a moment. I never would have thought I could have kept up with 29 weekly issues of a magazine subscription but here we are. More pictures after the jump. More after the jump
Ah the Suppressors. Generally regarded as a silly looking unit. My first impression was something very similar, I thought they looked odd floating in mid air while trying to aim such a long weapon. What do I think of them now? Well after the jump I reveal all!More after the jump
Coming back to you with more Adepticon Coverage, this time our last minute board and theme.The forthcoming podcast will talk more about it, but in short we had another large amazing theme planned for this Adepticon. Unfortunately one of our team mates had to bow out this year for a family emergency. In solidarity with him, we decided to put that on the back burner and in two weeks time pulled off this board and theme. It basically came about because Chris joked my Redemptor looks like he is Ice Skating. And since all good boards start with a joke, we went from there.So here is the finished productHow did we get to that? Well a whole ton of last minute work.I personally built 3 bikes, painted 6 bikes, an attack bike, and 11 intercessors, and painted the Realm of Battle Boards. Chris did TONS of construction on the boards, integrating all our motors, put together our draft pamphlet, and helped with bases, while Jason helped finish off bases and added all the snow once we were in the hotel. The whole thing was f