Wednesday, 18 January 2017

2017 painted model commitment #2

Here is my latest offering to the Paint God(s)

This is made up of a 2nd Ed metal immolator upgrade courtesy of Peter Dunn, a number of years ago (so yes armed with Heavy Flamers not Multi Meltas), converted to fit a 3rd ed Space Marine rhino. Added are Forgeworld doors, a Bretonnian Questing Knight banner and some Bretonnian Men at Arms accessories.

It's generally going to be a Command Squad or Celestian transport, hence the extra bling.

Burn heretics!
I suppose you're going to tell me the top hatch is no longer a fire point

The Emperor looks over you as you disembark to... burn the heretics!
All that is required is some varnish (which will help blend the highlights etc.). I just need to wait for less weather bombs and more dry sun. 

Now I am going to be onto a Dominion Squad, I have three to complete (along with their Immolators... multi melta Immolators). Also in my immediate modelling and painting future are Canoness Veridyan, a Seraphim that will become one of the Geminae Superia (still looking for her twin at the moment...), and probably an Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave.
How on target am I?
Weeks of the year complete: 2.5
Models painted: 5
Vehicles painted: 1

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Happy New Year (and some vague promises for 2017)

Happy New Year every(any)one! 

The New Year is often a time for reflections on what you did (or in many cases, didn't) achieve in the previous year, so I'm going to start this year with a few commitments to 2017.

#1 Paint at least one model a week, starting with my Adepta Sororitas
Ahh... a Command Squad. The least likely unit to ever see a competitive army list (IMO)

More detail

Well underway! All that I need to do is figure out squad markings and then some static grass and varnish!

And I've put some paint on the first of four Immolators...

#2 Assemble, undercoat, and zenithal highlight 2000pts of Space Wolves - at a minimum

The intention here is to have an army I can have some fun games with that isn't just grey plastic... it'll be plastic undercoated grey (there is a difference!)

#3 Play Blood Bowl more (in person/Board game or PS4)

I have played two games vs the AI on my PS4 so already achieving this

#4 Try not to get stressed out/depressed about GW's release schedule and my inability to keep up

So many cool things coming out but how long is this sort of release schedule sustainable - not for GW, but for the community? In the old days you had 1-2 army releases a year which allowed time to collect, model, and paint a reasonable sized force. It just seems that the current marketing schtick is to force you to buy lots, paint little, and then have a liquorice allsorts army... 

I've also got Deathwatch and Genestealer Cults to keep me busy when things get boring...

#5 Play 1+ games of 40k

#6 Run 1+ tournaments, Joy willing...

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Goodness me, Adepta Sororitas rumours

Some of you may know that I have been a bit of an Adepta Sororitas (or Sisters of Battle for the older ...err... more world-wise crowd) player ever since the Witch Hunters Codex. I had some reasonable success with them and also enjoyed the whole aesthetic. 

Ahhh... so many neat rules for Faith Points... so much imagery

(This one too, I just didn't have an army of them at the time...) 

Anyway. the rumours are that there will be plastic Adepta Sororitas models around Xmas - now I am not sure if this is actually SoB models or just more of those (awesome) Sisters of Silence, but regardless I have some more models to paint before this happens - so I can essentially (but not completely) 'finish' my SoB army.

It's not much... just 4 Immolators, a command squad, and 20 Dominions... ... .. (at least they are undercoated.)

It's so scary when they're all on the table

Might finish these first... likely to never see a competitive game but hey 
Only four models to paint, really

Melta melta everywhere

And a healthy dose of plasma pistol just because I couldn't be bothered converting her to a combi-melta or flamer

Added to the list - but waiting to see what a Codex might bring - are about 30 other models (lots of bolters, multi-meltas, and a complete Inq/Priest retinue of Death Cult Assassins etc.). 

Best I press on.
What exactly are you waiting for?? A Blessing??

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Warpstorm IX 2016 - done and won

Warpstorm IX 2016 has been done and won.

It was a bleak cold weekend in Wellington - which of course is perfect wargaming weather. 

Luckily when we packed up on the Sunday it had cleared and was very sunny, which was fantastic for taking the tables back to their home. 

Overall it was a great success, we raffled off a copy of Deathwatch: Overkill (supplied by Mighty Ape) for the Wellington City Mission, 8 trophies got given away, and everybody had fun (max sports scores for the weekend).

The participants in some of their glory

Breakdown of the results
Thanks goes out once again to all the supporters (sponsor, table and terrain suppliers, bye busters) and participants who (apart from the stressful week prior when I ended up having several dropouts that I needed to find replacements for) were amazing with zero drama llamas.

Congratulations to all the winners... and here's some photos from the event

26 happy gamers 

Nigel's cool Razorback

Daemonic goodbadness from Glen

Fantastic diorama base... more here

More Eldar shenanigans

Flying Circus

First Place army... just a bit of firepower

How now blue Tau?

Best Presented army.... nice

Lucky bugger

Hope to see you all again soon!

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Warpstorm IX lists are available...

With 5pointsomethinorother days to go, the lists have been released to the participants so they can start planning/practising/scheming/or even whinging if they want to... 

You can download them here

Apart from pick up tables etc., all that remains is to pick up the trophies!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Warpstorm IX... an update

Ok, a week and half (or thereabouts) until Warpstorm IX.

A reminder: army lists are due by this Friday 21st, I have received a couple already so that's great, remember I will be spending my Friday evening (only, hopefully) checking lists so I can get them all sent out to the attendees... so anything you can do to make my life easier in this regard would be awesome.

Also, a parcel arrived in the mail today from Mighty Ape...

This is what will be raffled off at the weekend - so all you Genestealer Cultists in hiding or noble warriors of the Deathwatch/Imperium start counting your coins.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

I am actually doing hobby stuff...

It has been quiet... too quiet.

With the arrival of Deathwatch I have been busily assembling... my collection of bitz. Now I have actually put some models together (and even painted one!)

Such nice models to assemble

Finally a use for those Wolf Claws

Seems appropriate that Black Templars would use smite-sized hammers

Brother Shaen

... And finally a reminder - Warpstorm IX is in just over 5 weeks so if you haven't registered yet you need to get onto it!