Space Marines


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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Red Scoprions reinforcements!

I seem to have found a way of blitzing space marines in a way that, to me, is easy and quick. The greys on all of these were done in one 2 hour session with one of the large terrain drybrushes that GW sells. Turns out you can get some great control with one of those and churn out some nice looking armour. Next time I have to paint some Marines, which should be in a few weeks time when the next batch of Conquest arrives, I'll try and remember to do some stage by stage photos.Some transfers have arrived for the shoulder pads, but I need to test them out as reports are not good. Apparently they are thick and don't take well to the curvature of the pads. I didn't fancy ruining these guys just in time to submit them for the AHPC. Starting the ball rolling in this set of reinforcements we have a Primaris captain in Gravis armour from the starter set. Another should be along at some point, so I can play around with poses and equipment later. One day I should have a read of the actual army lists to find out what

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A Xenos interlude

Hi all,I’m back again! See, I’m really making an effort with this blogging thing again!Right, last time round I left you with a promise that I would update on the direction of my Xenos armies, and I certainly will. First though, I just wanted to do a quick round-up of the hobby week.Read more »

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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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Rogue Trader Christmas Space Marines

It was Christmas 1987, and Games Workshop celebrated the festive season by releasing two limited edition Space Marines (or “Spaced Out Marines” as the advertising called them).  I’ve painted the pair for my growing Crimson Fists force. Crimson Fists, more like … Crimson Pisseds. These castings came thanks to @DocRods – who’s been sending me an absolute surfeit of vintage beakies and 2000AD bits.  Thanks Doc!  A very merry Christmas to you, more of them appearing painted very soon. The Battle Brothers have I FEEL FISTIVE and PUNCH DRUNK graffitied onto their armour. The cigar-smoking Space Marine has a wisp of tobacco smoke sculpted onto his cheek, which other painters have misinterpreted as a casting worm to remove, or a facial scar to paint pink. There are two varieties of plastic mk6. backpacks – identical except for the placement of the depressions where they attach to the Marine.   One hole is so high up that when mounted on the metal Rogue Trader Space Marines it looks

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Clearing the decks part 4

This is the last batch of Primaris before the ChallengeFirst we have one of the anniversary Lieutenants with a Scorpion shoulder pad.I'm quite pleased with the OSL on these two Hellblasters. Hopefully I can remember how I achieved it when I get around to the rest of them :/This objective marker/Teleport homer is from the Deathwatch board game. It has been sat on the table for ages and just needed the lights painting, so it made sense to finish it off at the same time.And here they are, all together with a sneak peek at another Lieutenant that isn't quite finished yet. When I took a picture of him, the helmet didn't look great, so he's going back for a bit more work.No painting tonight as it is our work Christmas do, featuring a private gig from the mighty Prof. This is one of his videos that some friends made and our entire team at the time are in it. I'm in it twice as two different characters :D

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Clearing the decks part 3

A few more bits for the Red Scorpions to start putting some leadership onto the tableFirst up is a Primaris Ancient. Like all the others, I'm waiting for the transfers to arrive so I can finish the banner offTo accompany him we have some sneaky Reavers armed with pistols and knives. I need two more to flesh this out to a base squad

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Clearing the decks part 1

With this year's AHPC coming up, it is time to start finishing off all those little projects that have been filling the painting table for months, half done. Some of them feed into the challenge, some don't... but all of them need to be finished in order to safely start something new on the 20th. If I don't, they will never get finished!This first batch are the start of a Red Scorpions Primaris force. I used to have a Forge World Red Scorpions force years ago, but sold it when my gaming buddy moved away as there wasn't really any use for it. Over the last year I seem to have picked up a number of Space Marines again, thanks to the starter box and the magazine that is currently ongoing. I figured it was about time to put paint to figures and see where it goes... even if it is straight into the sale pile once they are all painted.The main issue with Red Scorpions is that FW stopped doing their transfer sheet, so the choice was either a third party transfer sheet, or hand paint logos on every single figure... Af

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GMG Reviews – Warhammer 40000: Imperium Nihilus I – Vigilus Defiant

The rift between the two halves of the Imperium is guarded by a Bastion World beset upon all sides by forces within and without. Once again it’s ten minutes to Midnight for the Imperium of man! I take a look through the newest campaign addition to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000. Join me for a first look through the book!

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Remembrance Day 2018

It's 11th of November, and the 100 year Anniversary of the end of Word War 1.The tradition here in the UK is to wear poppies and lay wreathes of the flower on various memorials dotted around the country, as a way of paying respects to soldiers who gave their lives during both World Wars in particular and and solider who has lost their life in service in general.It's a sombre cultural event, and is usually about the tragedy of war and the importance of keeping peace. Paper poppy sales go on to fund veteran charities and such. Last year I "converted" two Games Workshop Models, stripping them of weapons in place of being flower holders.To this day they stand in the front of my classroom, holding their poppies up. It's important for those of us who push around plastic soldiers and entertain ourselves with stories of war and combat to remember that our table top fantasy is built on a foundation of utter catastrophe.These models are a reminder that the opportunity for us to engage in make-believe combat is bought a

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Review: Space Marine Heroes Series 1 (Japanese Edition)

In September 2017, Games Workshop released a series of 12 + 1 Space Marine Heroes, randomly packaged in sealed blind boxes, exclusive to the Japanese hobby market. All models feature unique dynamic poses, sculpted bases, and a bare-headed and helmeted head option. The series is already sold out in Japanese online stores, however, in November 2018, Games Workshop released Series 1 in the rest of the world - with a few revisions. Check out if the models are worth the hassle.More after the jump

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Warhammer Koblenz First Store Anniversary

Games Workshop released an article on the updates on the store anniversaries on Warhammer Community and the local Warhammer Store here in Koblenz will have their Store Anniversary party next friday on November 16th. It is kind of interesting to have an "actual" Warhammer store around the corner. I've seen the coverage of the events […]

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Roboute Guilliman Ultramarines Warhammer 40k Level 4

Welcome after a short break caused by a very lot of work, today I will show a finished Roboute Guilliman on level 4. I invite you to watch.Witam po krótkiej przerwie spowodowanej bardzo dużą ilością pracy, dziś pokaże skończonego Roboute Guilliman na poziomie 4. Zapraszam do oglądania.

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