OK so this is orctober right ? And what do we do on orctober ? Celebrate my birthday and prepare for halloween right but more importantly ? ORCTOBER YEAH.Like every year, I do like to paint something for the occasion and this year I had 2contenders. Lopedog decided for me though by sending me a gretchin pilot for my dreasdnought though, what an asshole right ? urgh...Anyway, I knew I didn't want that to spoil me the fun of painting something big and noisy hence very orky : a dreadnought.Read Moar Skullz »
It was competition time again over at the Oldhammer Community. The friendly neighbourhood Jeany-Bap-Baps challenged hobbyists to paint miniatures sculpted by the great Bob Olley, and have them judged by the Lord our Bob himself. I couldn’t resist, and so I created this mini-diorama. “Yeah! Smash the patriarch-y!” Bob Olley was one of the key contibutors to the nascent Warhammer 40,000 range, and he sculpted a huge portion of the Squat range that I’ve loved collecting, painting and gaming with through the years. Olley-days are coming. Olley-days are coming. Olley-days are coming. The Squat Berserker isn’t actually one of those original Rogue Trader miniatures, but a hyper-limited edition that Bob sculpted for a tiny indie manufacturer that’s since disappeared. I was hoping its extreme rarity would mean everyone who saw my painted casting would HAVE THEIR MINDS BLOWN with the novelty. The original concept art for the Fantastic Miniatures limited edition.
Alright, quite a big leap from the Olleys I painted earlier I reckon, here's a new(ish) or at least relatively recent model (probably outdated by GW's infernal release standards) but one I'm really chuffed to have done since it marks the beginnings of my Blackstone Fortress project.I've bought the box with plenty of ideas in mind and real life being what it is, guess what, nothing went according to the plan. The fact remains the box is packed with brilliant models and I have a use for each of them and when I'm done I fully intend to force friends into playing the whole thing ! ^^Read Moar Skullz »
Alright so I've been a little quiet, working on too many things at once but at least it means being busy (mostly) doing stuff and amongst the many things I was working on, there's this team of Adeptus mechnicus designed by Bob Olley.After the really pleasing challenge around Trish Carden a few months back, I've decided to ask Bob Olley to judge another friendly competition based in his work this time ! So this month was the #paintabob marathon for plenty of us and great fun it was.I really wondered about which models I would pick as Bob's sculpted a mind blowingly large amount of stuff and I finally settled for his iconic Adpetus Mechanicus range. Picture from SolegendsRead Moar Skullz »
Quick one today but an important one since I've officially painted all the model I need for BOYL !!!To be perfectly honest, there are a few more I WANT to get painted for it I've done all the ones I NEED so that's a relief.Read Moar Skullz »
Alright, now BOYL is closing in and I still have a few things left to prepare and models to complete but I'm getting there ! One of the models I needed was a Search and Destroy agent AKA Stontium Dog to play a game hosted by my pal Michael involving catching bounties and killing nazis ! How could anyone say no to that ?Read Moar Skullz »
Just a week after Jon finished his warband, here is the last unit in my warband : the chaos orks !I have to be honest and say I pretty much painted those guys along the minotaurs and the renegade but by painting the colours in the right order, I could progressively get some of the models out of the paint queue and get a feeling of progress !Read Moar Skullz »
Alright, I knew I said I had to paint beastmen but you see I knew it would take me way too long to get them both converted and painted... Sooo, I did what one does in such a situation, you just change plans. So I decided to replace them with ogryns. Yes, the guys above are minos but let's not have that sort of petty details in the way of painting cool stuff right ?Read Moar Skullz »
May I present you Darl Charwyn, the dark emissary of the chaos gods on the remote system of Bramkidge. You might remember him from a few posts ago and he's going to be the leader of my renegade force this summer for a campaign held at Warhammer World with my friends.Read Moar Skullz »
Just so that I'm honest with you, I've only come late to Space Hulk. My real first was actually when I played at my friend Sho3box's.Now the game really pressed my buttons and I really liked the self contained nature of the project. Of course, like most sane people, I've wanted to have a 3D space hulk but I guess that could be arranged pretty easily with modern kits now. I've also realised many of my friends were into it so making my own force to have the opportunity to play it every now and then could be fun !So just put this album, the intro is probably the most accurate rendition of how a Space Hulk sounds like and just dive with me !Read Moar Skullz »
Taking a break from the Eldar to finish off a few things that have been lingering a little too long on the periphery of my painting desk...The Lot of them.Additional Cawdor and Delaque Gangers for the gangs I've already painted...The complete Delaque Gang.I'm not bothering with a picture of all the Cawdor Gangers so far, as I have another batch of them still to finish up...Necromunda Esher Gangers. Actually only four of them are Esher Gangers (three of which I recently picked up from Airborne Grove)- the one I'm using as a leader is actually Mad Donna - a hired gun, and the one in Purple and Green (second from the right) is an old Judge Dredd Perp that I've had forever (and recently stripped and repainted).Preachers and Missionaries from the Adeptus Ministorum. I'm not sure why I based Uriah Jacobus on the rounded plastic base....? I was probably thinking he'd be a "leader" of this lot and needed something bigger... but didn't have a bigger washer...? Or perhaps when I picked him up I was thinking he could be
With Space Marine players jumping for joy that the new Primaris miniatures get jump heavy weapons, I’ve jumped at the chance to do a Rogue Trader era squad – when jump heavy weapons were also a thing. I regret not thinking of “JUMP THE GUN” as the armour graffiti for the squaddie with Heavy Bolter. Stamped out in Warhammer 40,000’s second edition, and now only just reappearing 26 years later – Space Marines with heavy weapons could also select jump packs in a number of ways in the various army lists. Squad Taurasi have done it here by being a Tactical Squad upgraded to “Cobra Squad” status in the 1988 Book of the Astronomican army list – and the highly mobile lad on the far right is toting a Heavy Bolter. Sergeant Taurasi’s graffiti reads “I SAY JUMP” and “U SAY HOW HI”, showing she’s the lady charge. I had a lot of fun painting checks on the jump packs, to give the squad some visual interest, and distract from the assymet
Right, so for plenty of good reasons, I haven't got to sit and paint a model in a while so I took the opportunity to fix that this week !This felt almost awkward after nearly two months so I decided to paint an ork because they're one of those happy places.And because I wanted it to be festive I picked the most stupid ork I had in my collection : an ork farting in his hand /scratching his butt (never decided which it was).Read Moar Skullz »
Hi All,So I started rolling up a Renegade Warband late last year with the intent of getting it ready for a game of Rogue Trader at Warhammer World this summer. After trying to roll up some fantasy bands, and having some issues, I tried to roll up this band with the help of some friends. I highly recommend going over to Axiom's blog on the subject here and reading about it. I am more or less following his lead.While I was writing this post JB wrote about rolling up his warband here.Generate your RenegadeStart by rolling to see the race of your Renegade. The table is on p233 of Slaves to Darkness (StD), and is different from the Fantasy table on p40.My roll 71, Human. Next we need to roll on the Human sub table. My roll 16, basic human. (Uh oh!) M WS BS S T W I A Ld Int Cl WP 4 3 3 3 3 1 3 1 7 7 7 7 The next thing we meed to do is determine the Power of Chaos we are dedicated to. You could just choose your favorite or make up your own Chaos god, I chose to ma
Hi All,With Track Season in full swing I seem to have less time to actually blog. Last Saturday my son ran a 5K and this Sunday he will be running a 3K.So I've been plugging away at the plastic zombiesand skeletons.I should have been prepping the Skull and Crown "archers" but I took the path of least resistance and kept on working on things that were primed/started.I also started digging through the collection to look for the bits I need for this summer's Realm of Chaos renegade game at Warhammer World. A couple of Orksand some plastic Cultists made it onto the table, [In both cases they came with paint jobs that will need to be stripped.]as well as a box of Gors I purchased to convert into "Beastmen in Spaaaaace!"Thanks for looking.