Painting Update


Eldar Super Heavy Detachment - Tempest/Scorpion Heavy Grav-Tanks

I finished the last of my Tempest Heavy Grav-Tanks last night - just in time for this afternoon's game of Apocalypse against Other Tim.A complete Super Heavy Detachment of Tempest Heavy Grav-Tanks (being used as Scorpions). The models are old Armorcast models, which I picked up off of eBay over the last year.The latest addition.I've decided to give each a name as it seems that's an aeldari thing to do... Like the names of their Titans, their names are rather long. The short version of this tanks name is "T'chylmylwynbil". The literal translation of the long name is "The Five-Legged Beast That Stalks Its Prey by Night, Which Lasts Forever"Oh, those Eldar...I have come up with names for the others as well....This one is "Dilytichylmywil"  (again, the shorter version - or nick name). The full translation is "Flowering Plant with Excessively Large Sex Organs That Makes the Mon-Kee Blush, But is Very Sustaining and Tastes Good in Soup".I assure you it's much more poetic (and makes more sense) in it's ori

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Another Tempest Heavy Grav-Tank

Finished up just in time for my next game of Apocalypse! (Just need to finish up the last one and they can be fielded as a complete Super Heavy Detachment!)An Eldar Tempest Heavy Grav-Tank from Armorcast.Another ViewThe two of them together!The next one will have a light turquoisy-blue...Here they are with a few other models to get a sense of scale. At some point I might make a base for them and raise them off the ground a touch to look a little bigger/taller and like they're floating a little bit...?Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:I played a game of Apocalypse last night with Other Tim and another one this afternoon with Orion... so hopefully I'll get some game reports posted for those...After that...? I think I'll crank out the last Tempest and THEN I'll get cracking on some Necromunda. I'd wanted to start a (trail) campaign THIS weekend so I could wrap it up before September when I play to run another with a few more people...

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Eldar Tempest Heavy Grav Tank

In preparation for some Apocalyptic action this weekend, I finished up the first of my (three) Eldar Tempest Heavy Grav Tanks the I have. this first one, I picked up last fall, I picked another up a month or so ago... and the third, well... it's still in the mail. But I figured I might as well get three so I could field a full Super Heavy Detachment with them.An old Eldar Tempest Heavy Grav Tank produced by Armorcast under license from GW.Now, there aren't any rules for a Tempest Heavy Grav-Tank anymore... but there is the Scorpion, which is armed with a "Twin Scorpion Pulsar" so I figured that's close enough...In it's day it was a pretty big model... compared to the original rhinos and the Falcon's that armorcast made... now... I guess it's still bigger than the current plastic Falcons, so... hopefully I can still get away with it!When I actually finish painting one of the Falcons I have, I'll post some pictures of them together for scale.Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:Played our first Ap

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Movement Trays for the Apocalypse

I'm getting pretty excited about the release of Warhammer 40,000: Apocalypse. I've watched the "How to Play: Video and another with a couple guys playing an actual game with the new Apocalypse rules, and it looks pretty slick! Cleverly addresses Alpha Smite - which I find to be one of the biggest drawbacks of the current rules. Simplified, streamlined, kind of reminds me of Epic... but with 28mm models!I plan to pick it up on release tomorrow and host a game for the kids and a couple of their friends on Sunday. We will be facing the swarms bugs of Hivefleet Haemorrhoid again. Some of my Imperial Forces faced the horde back in February, but this time the Hivefleet has invaded an Exodite world with ties to the Thaestalyrdaes Craftworld and the Biel-Tim fleet.In preparation for this Apocalyptic battle I've been making myself a few custom saboted movement trays....I decided to make them myself because... well... I'm a cheap bastard.. Also, I like making things... and I liked the idea of making them match the

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Krootox Rider (and another Gretchin!)

Things are flying off the workbench fast and furious these days! Too bad none of it is my own Necromunda stuff I've been wanting to work on!? I started the Gretchin at the same time as the last two and just finished it up last night, and he Krootox Rider... well... It was primed along with the remaining 12 Kroot Warriors that I was going to show Finnegan how I painted them and let HIM go at it... and it was just sitting there... and looked really cool... and looked really easy to paint... so I went ahead and painted it!?The Krootox Rider - giving Finnegan's Kroot force a bit of fire support. All painted with contrast colours - except the dread-spines on the head (which was painted with regular black paint and highlighted with grey) and the metal parts of the gun (painted metal and washed in Nuln Oil).The Gretchin. This is an older metal Gretchin - not sure where he came from...? Looks like a Mechboy's assistant? As with the others - all painted with Contrast paints - except the scrap metal on the tray.Co

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More Eldar Guardians and... Gretchin!?

More experimenting with Contrast paints - and mixing them with regular paints and coloured primers... I swear by the time I figure out the best way to do these Guardians to teach Keira how to do it... there won't be any for her to do it on... because I'll have done them all.Asuryani Guardian Defenders of the Thaestalyrdaes Craftworld.Now that I've done these... there are five left to do.... well assembled ones. She did say she has a few more to assemble. Definitely has a weapon platform, or two, to paint...I really should get a picture of her entire force so far - It's gotten quite big - and there's a WRAITHKNIGHT!!I did get Finnegan to finally assemble the rest of his Kroot assembled and I sprayed those with a bone colour - along with a bunch of his Genestealer Cult minis and a few Orks and Gretchin. I knocked off a few Gretchin yesterday just to see how fast I could... pretty fast actuallyOld GW Gretchin.I think a friend found these at a garage sale and passed them along...? We have a PILE of them - al

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Termagants

No... Not for Necromnda...That's still coming...I'm still playing around with these contrast paints - trying to figure out what works with what and what's the best way to get a thing done... I think I've figured out how to do the Kroot. Finnegan assembled the rest of them Sunday, we'll spray them later today, and I figure they'll be done by tomorrow! Or maybe Wednesday...?Also think I've figured out a system for Keira's Eldar Guardians... of course I'm going through them so quickly, I'll probably have them all DONE by the time I figure out the most efficient way to do them!?So... TermagantsI picked these up last fall around the time I picked up the Genestealer Kill Team Box. They were super cheap - 5 for $12 CAD. Don't get much cheaper than that! Unfortunately I later realized they are almost completely useless without a Synapse creature on the team - like a Tyranid Warrior!?I guess if I wanted to make this a serious Kill Team I'd go GET that Tyranid Warrior box for $60 and have THREE of them in the team... b

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Guardian Defenders, T'au, Kroot, Cawdor Juves and a Really Big Rat...

A bit of an odd assortment of 40K related things rolling off the workbench today. A lot of this is actually for the kids. I've been experimenting with... well... other ways of painting. Not for me, I like the black undercoating and leaving that hard black line between things for contrast and deep shadow. When I got the kids painting I tried to teach them the same, but I've come to realize it requires a bit of finesse and attention to detail to pull it off and without that... well... it doesn't look good... So I thought I'd experiment with other things to see if I could help them find a different painting style that suits their needs and/or speeds up their production so they can get things DONE!Some of these were started a couple weeks ago, but were then put on the back burner as I needed to push to finish the last often Drukhari that we needed for the Strange Bedfellows Team Tournament. Some are ones I tried spraying with coloured primer (purple) and then washed with either Nuln Oil or Druchii

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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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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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Kal Jericho and Scabs

(more distractions)I picked up the Kal Jericho omnibus novel collection and a pack of Kal and Scabs figures (the older metal ones) - not because I was planning to pick up Necromunda at any point in the immediate future (though it has been on the "Maybe Someday" Wishlist for some time), but because I was getting fired up to play Wrath & Glory and I thought the book might give me some background and inspiration and the figures might give me a couple more not-so-military 40k types to play with.I have to admit, since the new edition of Necromunda came out, I've been tempted to jump in. But for one reason or another... haven't... so far... First I was playing Shadow War: Armageddon... Then I was deep into Kill Team... Since the hardcover rulebooks were released late last year, that temptation has grown even more - it would be cheaper having to buy the core box set and a half dozen Gang War books to get all the rules (and, hopefully, the collected rules incorporates all errata, rule changes and FAQs so far)...

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Lelith Hesperax and Dwarf Wizards

The painting pace slowed a bit this weekend. I had to take a bit of a break. I was tiring of the Hellions (and Drukhari in general) so I splashed a bit of paint on a few other things and I even managed to finish up a few of thems Saturday evening! (I often keep a few other things around the workbench for just such an occasion - when I want to paint something but just getting sick of what I've been working on).Lelith Hesperax - a Drukhari named character. Lelith is a succubus of the Cult of Strife.She'll probably end up being used as a "Counts As.." mini in a detachment using the Cult of Strife rules. This may or may not be used in the upcoming tournament. I may finish up one of the regular generic Succubi for the force Finnegan's going to use.Dwarf wizards from Lead Adventure Miniatures. I actually painted the female wizard some time ago, but repainted her dress as I didn't like the colour. It was originally painted blue, but that just wasn't working for me (and besides, I also painted another pair of Dwarf W

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Hellions

The first batch of Hellions... I'm falling a bit behind my original schedule. I still have 42 minis to paint and 21 days to paint them in... that's two a day... 14 per week. Iv'e done that before... I could still get them done....a Murderpack of ten hellions from Games Workshop.These guys (gals?) seem like they'll be fun...They're a little on the tippy side, and there are going to be a LOT of them, so I've been thinking about possibly making some little movement trays for them.Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:May GamesMore Drukhari

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MORE Reavers

Four more weeks to the Strange Bedfellows Team Tournament!Yesterday I finished up six more Drukhari Reavers!And that finishes off the first massive, full-sized murder pack of TWELVE!MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-Ha-Ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaaaaa...I have nine more Reavers to do at some point. I'm wondering about doing them in different colours - so they could be from a different gang and could be used as rivals in Gangs of Commorragh (which I have a couple copies of!)I'm already on to the Hellions! My hope is that I will crank through all twenty in the next week and then the last three weeks I'll just have ten Wyches to do each week (and one Succubus!).Looking over this force of Drukhari, there is a total of 93 Power Level (and just shy of 1900 points). I'm thinking once I've done the stuff we have, I'll have to convince Amanda to get herself a Ravager to give the force just a bit more hard-hitting, anti-armour capability - which will also bring the force to a nice even 100 Power Level (and just over 2000 points) - and

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More Dire Avengers

It's the Victoria Day long weekend her in Canada and I stayed up stupid late last night to finish up this latest batch of Dire Avengers....Two batches of five old metal Dire Avengers models from Games workshop.The two groups will join my two existing squads to make two squads of TEN!I do have a few more Dire Avengers (5 or 6?), which, at some point, I'll paint up to use as a third squad... and some day I might try to track down a few more figures to make it a full unit of ten as well...For now, this completes the force I'll be taking to the Strange Bedfellows Team Tournament in June.Base Detachment - Biel-Tim (as Biel-Tan).My 1000-point Asuryani "Base Detachment" force for the Strange Bedfellows Team Tournament in June. This includes:HQ (1-2)FarseerWarlockTroops (2-4)Dire Avenger(10)Dire Avenger (10)Rangers (9)Elites (0-1)Wraithguard (6)Fast Attack (0-1)Warp Spiders (10)Heavy Support (0-1)WraithlordMy entire War Host (so far)...HQAutarchFarseer2 WarlocksTroopsDire Avenger(10)Dire Avenger (10)Rangers (10)Range

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