Painting Update


Gangers and Adepts and Daemons - Oh My!

It's been a busy week preparing for my annual gaming weekend. This year, rather than a wargaming weekend, I'm running a marathon role-playing adventure weekend using Warth & Glory! So I've been reading and re-reading the adventures and rules and painting like a mad bastard to try and finish up some minis I plan to use for assorted allies and adversaries - and even a couple of player characters!A lot of these are old metal Necromunda figures I've been collecting up over the last little while - i thought they'd make great NPCs for Wrath & Glory - armed humans humans of the Dark Millennium that AREN'T Marines or Guard or Ministorum Priests or Battle Sisters! Some I thought might also double as Inquisitorial Acolytes (especially the Delaque gangers). And, heck, if ever I decided to play some Necromunda - I'd have a gang to use for that too!!! (I have to admit, I've been tempted to pick up the hardcover rulebook...)Not a Necromunda Ganger... This is an old metal Fiend of Slaanesh. My FLGS had a couple stil

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Keeper of Secrets - Greater Daemon of Slaanesh

I did say in the previous post the next one was going tone big and it was a secret... a Keeper of Secrets!!This is a Greater Daemon of Slaanesh from Games WorkshopWhy on Earth am I painting a Greater Daemon of Slaanesh? Well that's a bit of a secret too... it TOTALLY HAS NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH THE WRATH & GLORY GAMES CAMPAIGN I'M RUNNING! (Shhhhh.... Nothing to see here, carry on!)My Heretic Astartes Kill Team are pretty obvious Slaanesh disciples and if I were ever to expand that into a 40K Detachment - they're end up being Emperor's Children or something similar. Actually if I were to ever do a 40K Chaos force, I'd probably be more interested in a Daemon Host - with maybe a few Chaos Space Marines and Cultists... I've got the Greater Daemon now!I did a bit of converting on this beastie... this is a close up of said conversions. The original model came with a loin cloth. I always wondered why a Greater Daemon of Slaanesh - the Chaos God of Excesses - would bother with a loin cloth...?To give you a sen

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Reaver Titan - Work in Progress

I was taking a picture of the progress I've made on the Reaver Titan to post of Facebook, and I thought I'd share it here as well...Bit grainy - but what do you expect from spy footage collected by intelligence operatives the Great Enemy (actually it's just really dark downstairs and too freaking cold and snowy to take pics outside in better light!)No, I'm not painting it fully assembled - I just put it together temporarily for the pic.Together with its Titan Maniple mates.Working on it in bits and pieces, I'd kind of forgotten how BIG it is!!! This apocalypse event is going to be an epic throwdown!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:My partner in the team apocalypse event is coming over tomorrow to throw 150 Power Level of stuff at the Warhounds to see how they do - I've never actually PLAYED with them and I thought it might be handy to do so BEFORE the event - which is just a month away!!In the meantime I am also working on a number of minis I need for the Wrath & Glory RPG-Marathon Weekend! H

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Valhallans

Well... two of them...Sometime ago, while organizing all the minis, I have I noted that, of all the Valhallans I had, I was two short to fully fill out the units I wished to have. So I've been keeping my eye out for some on eBay. But buying individual miniatures just doesn't make sense - often sellers that are selling them want a ridiculous amount and, once you add in the shipping, It almost seems like a better deal just to buy a whole squad... but then where would that put me? A couple guys short of what I need to field complete units!?Luckily I noted that the Troll Trader had a single Valhallan with a flamer in stock AND it wasn't TOO unreasonably priced AND I was picking up a few other minis from them anyway... so I bought it. The second one Is just a Cadian sniper that I painted up to look like a Valhallan that I picked up in a pack of two, brand new, at Dragon's Den Games (my FLGS). The other will probably be painted as a Cadian to go with my small force of Cadians...Why on earth did I paint up these two

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Hobby update 2019 - part 1

Hi all, me again! It's high time I resurrected a weekly look at my hobby progress I think, and though I've not done a montage image yet for this year that's no excuse not to get posting up some pics of stuff!So far this year I've granted myself a little time off from my commission work, and have been putting several hours into my Swords of Dawn. As you may know, I'd got a scheme sorted for these guys and had just about finished all the Dark Imperium stuff when over Christmas I decided that I was going to change it all. Typical me that, I'm a true hobby butterfly after all!Read more »

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Blackstone Fortress: Ur-Ghuls

I finished up the first four (out of FORTY FOUR!) miniatures from the Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress box.(And they were the easiest ones, at that!).I partly did these ones to experiment with how I wanted to do the bases. I spent an inordinate amount of time cutting jagged little triangle out of plasticard and layering them up on the bases - to make it look like an uneven floor covered with shattered bits of the fortress - but then I painted the whole mess black and also added a small amount of gravel (which was painted purple and blue) and then painted some light blue and violet lines on triangle plasticard bits on the bases - to try and match the game boards... Now I'm not really sure the layered plasticard is even going to be noticed...Ah, well... maybe I'll be able to simplify the process, if they're not going to be noticeable anyway!Ur-Ghul - from Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress by Games Workshop.These are denizens of the Blackstone Fortress - they have no eyes and hunt by small and s

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A New Year, a New Direction

Hi All,so, that was 2018 was it? Wow that went quick!As ever at this time of year, I tend to look at my life (both real life and hobby life) and re-evaluate things, trying to figure out where I want to be at the end of the year, what I want to have changed and done differently, and what I want to improve upon.2018 was a year of huge change for me, moving to a new job after 16 years at my old place threw a lot of things up in the air and changed a lot of other things about my life, not least of which the 2 hours travelling a day I now do instead of about 10 minutes I did before.But enough about the real life stuff, this blog is about my hobby and I've neglected it over the last 11 months, something I very much wish I hadn't felt I needed to do. So whilst this post isn't about making 'resolutions' as such for my hobby life, it very much is about trying to reconnect with things I love about the hobby, and blogging is certainly one of those things.Read more »

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MORE Grey Knights

I finished up a few more Grey Knights...The lot of new ones. the dudes with incinerators are from that batch of ten or so that I got for $5. The extra guys with Nemesis Force Halberds I picked upon eBay to finish off two squads.I have a Justicar and a Brotherhood champion that arrived this week still to paint as well (after I finish stripping the old paint off) as a Brother Captain in Terminator armour (who is just about finished - he required some converting, but is almost done). The Justicar will finish two squads and the Other two will give me some headquarters options so they can be fielded as a Patrol detachment.I have to admit I actually just bought a SECOND Strike Squad or these older metal Grey Knights, and am on the lookout for a third so they could be fielded as "Battalion" detachment. I am a bit of an idiot - a month or so ago if you asked me if I would ever put together a force of Grey Knights, I probably would have laughed at you and asked "Why would I want to do that!?" All I can say is I'm a su

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Tigris Viridi - Warhound Scout Titan

A second, old Armorcast Warhound Titan arrived in the mail for me a week and a half ago. It's really all I've been working on since. By this past weekend I thought I'd settled on colours and had most of the green and purple painted...Then I decided the green was too dark after all...Not nearly enough contrast -and looked positively dull next to Pardus Purpura...And so I started again with MORE test bits and settled on a lighter colourAnd started all over again... mostly...I have to say I'm much happier with the lighter colour now.So this is Tigris Viridi. Commanded by Princeps Mozzer. The crew is rounded out by two Moderati; Moderati Joyce (Steersman) and Moderati Marr (Sensors, Communications, Weapons) and two Tech Priests Ro-Urk350 and Pom-Fret681.Tigris Viridi joins it's partner, Pardus Purpura in the Eritque Arcus Maniple of Legio Amare Feles.Pardus Purpura is commanded by Princeps Smythe. The crew is rounded out by two Moderati; Moderati Cooper (Steersman) and Moderati Gallup (Sensors, Communic

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Ordo Malleus Inquisitor

Last week Finnegan was sick. Earlier this week it was The Girl. Now I've been sick since Friday.... So production has slowed somewhat... I did managed to finish off this 40K Inquisitor - He's been lurking about my painting desk for the last year (I think I picked him up on Boxing Day...?). With the Grey Knights finished (or, at least, the first batch of them!), I figured they would need an Inquisitor to lead them into battle against the Daemons of the Warp! Originally I'd started to paint this fellows armour in black, but decided to change that up after I finished the Grey Knights so he'd sort of match... a bit... At one point I thought I might be able to pass him off as a Grey Knight champion, but then realized the combined-bolter is not something the Grey Knights use... Ah, well... they need an Inquisitor anyway...Inquisitor from Games Workshop.I really should have come up with a name for this fellow....Here he is consulting with another Inquisitor (the other one I own - that's painted!)And here he is with

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Grey Knights Kill Team

I know what you're thinking... "WTF, Tim!? ANOTHER Kill Team!? GREY KNIGHTS!? Where did these even come from!?"Well, funny story about that...A couple weekends ago there was a Bitz Swap organized by the local league at our FLGS and I went out to it... It was a little overwhelming. One dude had a 50L tub of random bitz people were sorting through. Others had stuff organized into baggies with prices on them, but there was just too much to look through. I did have a look at a few things and bought a couple bags of random imperial bitz, a huge bag full of Orky bitz (mostly arms, heads and shootas), a Marine with a heavy bolter... and then I found this bag full of what looked like older metal marines. There was eight or ten of them in there and the price on the bag was $5. I asked the fellow if it was $5  each of for the whole bag. He said for the whole bag - no one wants that metal 'junk' anymore... Well I wasn't going to pass up a bag o' ten metal marines - whatever they were - could have been chaos, for al

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Wall of Martyrs Bunker and Bugs

A few things rolling off the workbench this weekend...First, the Wall of Martyrs Bunker that came with the Wall of Martyrs Kill Zone. I still have a second section of trench and then a few more pieces that make up an "imperial defence emplacement" - all the sections are modular and can be mixed and matched with the trench bits...It seems like this bunker should be able to match up with the trench line - with the side doors, but the ends of the trenches and emplacement bits have slots and table to fit together - and the bunker lacks a slot for the trench/emplacement tab to fit into... I guess I could carve one into it...I also finally got started on some of the Rogue Trader miniatures - I am determined to paint these and play all the scenarios before jumping into Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress (which I and VERY excited about!!)! I've kind of started by cherry-picking some of the low-hanging fruit... there is SO MUCH DETAIL on all these Rogue Trader minis...The Eyestiner Swarm for the Gellerpox Infec

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Ironskull's Boyz and Wall of Martyrs

A few more things rolling off the workbench that I finished up over the weekend....First up; Ironskull's Boyz for Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire. These are for a friend of mine that bought into Shadespire last year. I painted the Stormcast Eternals over the Holidaze, got the Bloodbound Warband done a week later (so he could actually play the game). Then I got busy trying to get stuff done for the Shadow War: Armageddon Campaign.  Then I started dragging my ass on these and didn't get the Sepulchral Guard done until June... and I'd STARTED these around the same time... but then Imperial Knights (which I haven't even finished one of!)... and then Summer Holidaze... and then Kill Team... So I figured once ToonCon was over, these should be my FIRST PRIORITY! (Well, except for the rest of the Ad Mech Kill Team...)Ironskull's Boyz for Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire (from Games Workshop)Yeah, those are snowflakes on the ground... I like taking pictures outside in natural light. On

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Adeptus Mechanicus Sicarians and Tech Priests

Shortly after picking up Kill Team back in July, I picked up a box of Adeptus Mechanicus Sicarians. Though the box says Sicarian Ruststalkers, they can also be built as Sicarian Infiltrators. This is great as they are both options for a Adepts Mechanicus Kill Team and I could buy one box and have a few of each as options to add to the Mechanicus Kill Team that came with the Core Box. Last night I finally finished up the last few Rust Stalkers and Infiltrators (I had finished one of the Infiltrators when I was working on the Skitarri)New Adeptus Mechanicus SicariansSicarian Infiltrator PrincepsSicarian InfiltratorSicarian RuststalkersMore recently I picked up the Tech Priest Dominus Mechanicus Commander set when Kill Team: Commanders came out and I've painted him up as a commander. I also happen to have a regular Tech Priest that my friend Paul gave me for my birthday in February - presumably to serve with my Imperial Guard regiments - but as they turned out to be an commander option for the Mechanicus Ki

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