Monday, 4 September 2017

Gallery: Thousand Sons Legion Praetor

Gallery: Thousand Sons Legion Praetor

Last night completed work on the new Thousand's Son's Praetor. Just have the base to edge, was really hoping that my new light would have arrived but sadly not. Went with the Metallic Cherry Red scheme from Forge World using Leadbelcher rather than gold as my base colours. Really enjoyed painting this model and where as I am not planning on doing a full Thousands Sons army I may well paint up a Dreadnought as the model is stunning. 

Once the light box turns up I will get some better photos taken and posted.

What have you guys completed over the weekend?

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

WIP: Death Guard Noxious Blightbringer

WIP: Death Guard Noxious Blightbringer

Oops yet another model started.
I do finish them I promise, I am going with a very dark gloomy feel to my Death Guard. Started work on the metal before I get to the armour. The first few layers have been done ending up with a verdigris, next up some more wash layers before hitting the metal again.

In the post this week is a small light box, so hopefully some gallery shots in the near future.

Monday, 28 August 2017

UNBOXING: First Strike Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set

UNBOXING: First Strike Warhammer 40,000 Starter Set

There has been a lot of unboxing posts on the web of the new Dark Imperium box set. This weekend I got my latest hobby fix from Element Games and it was the First Strike Warhammer 40,000 starter set.
This box set is about the size of a house brick and weighs about the same, so what have GW managed to cramp into the seemly small box?

Check after the break for the unboxing

Sunday, 27 August 2017

WIP: Primaris Space Marine Captain

WIP: Primaris Space Marine Captain

I have had the Dark Imperium box since the release date, and the Primaris Marines have pretty much sat in sprue as I have struggled with my choice of Chapter. I still have the 5 test Space Wolves that should be finished this weekend. However as I am doing Space Wolves for 30k I really want to head down a different path for 40k.

Death Guard are going to be my primary force, but I do want to paint up the Primaris, but use them as long term painting and modelling project. So I have decided on my own colour scheme and now working on some back ground for them.

So starting with the Captain I have removed his Master Crafted power sword and replaced it with a Master Crafted Power Glaive. I have used a spare Glaive from the Age of Sigmar Liberators sprue. I need to do some green stuff work on the joints, but then he will be ready to paint.

The colour scheme has been decided so check back and see the progress.

Have you stayed with a known Chapter?Or have you created your own?

Catch you on the flipside.

Monday, 21 August 2017

WIP: 30K Space Wolves Part 3

WIP: 30K Space Wolves Part 3

So all the metal work is complete and now onto the basing and detail work before transfers and weathering takes place. Hopefully finished in the next couple of days.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

So This Happened

So this Happened

Everything was on track to have the first 1000 pts finished for the Forge World open. Then on the Weds morning woken up at 4am with the Fire Alarms screaming and water flowing through the ceiling. So a couple of weeks down the line the house is drying out and the 1000pts is almost done.

Will post up some pics later this week

Sunday, 6 August 2017

WIP: 30K Space Wolves Troops Part 2

WIP: 30K Space Wolves Troops Part 2

Been a tough work week so little day time progress. All the foot troops and the Dreadnoght have their base armour colour and Ink wash, next up highlighting the armour and getting the metal work finished.

Will get more progress done tomorrow night, check back to see the next update

Only 6 days of painting left eeek

Sunday, 30 July 2017

WIP: 30k Space Wolves Troops part 1

Really starting to get a lot of prep work done on my 1000pt Space Wolves force. Me and some gaming buddies are going to the Forge World Open Day on the 13th of August. We all plan to bring a small 1000pt force so that we can play some games in the afternoon. Having started a new army it gives me 14 days till the event. Today I assembled my two tactical squads and the Contempter Dreadnought.

Check the pictures after the break.

Friday, 28 July 2017

WIP: 30K Space Wolves HQ Part 1

WIP: Horus Heresy HQ Part 1
Work in Progress on the 1000 pts has been pretty solid. So far I have the 2 tactical squads assembled and the 5 heavies with Las-cannons. Also my HQ. I have used 2 of the plastic wolves from the 40K range both in motion poses. The Praetor's body is from the Forge World Praetor set, the axe, head and shoulder pads are from the Games Workshop Space Wolves accessory pack. All in all a very quick conversion that I am very pleased with. Looking forward to having these painted this weekend.

What you got planned on the painting table this weekend?

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Competition: Rocket Racoon

Competition: Rocket Racoon

I have been following Massive Voodoo painting blog site for many years and it is one that has inspired me to starting my own crazed writings. They are a bunch of very very talented painters that cannot help to motivate and inspire me to keep painting and trying new techniques.

      Every year they run a painting competition and this year they have 2 catagories, the first being water and the second being Disney Infinity models.
    I had been inspired by a post that Roman put up with his Iron Man  model.

Check out more after the break

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Army List: 30k Space Wolves

Army List: 30k Space Wolves

My current reading has been Thousand Sons, and the Forge World Inferno book, I have been looking to start a new 30k army for some time now, I have always been drawn to Space Wolves and there were one of the armies I fondly remember collecting when I started in the hobby many years ago.
          As you will have seen from my other posts I am currently working on 5 Primaris Marines in a more modern Space Wolves colour scheme.

Check after the break the list I am working on

Saturday, 15 July 2017



This week I have made some solid progress on the Space Wolves, I have learnt not to fully glue them together as it does make it difficult to reach some of the areas. But great fun to paint. 

Check out the pictures after the break

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Product Spotlight : Brush Cleaner

Product Spotlight : Brush Cleaner

Today I received a new product to spotlight, most of us painters will simply wash our brushes out with clean water at the end of ever painting session, but in time we find the point fraying and splitting.

This is a brush cleaning soap that you rub the tip of the moist brush through and gently work through before washing out with clean water.

Easy to source picked, mine up from Amazon for under £5

Great little hobby purchase

Sunday, 2 July 2017

WIP: Space Wolves Primaris Marines

WIP: Space Wolves Primaris Marines

Like many of us who are GW hobbyists I have picked up a copy of Dark Imperium. I have taken 1 of the Intercessor squads and converted them up for a Space Wolves project.

Check out the conversions after the break

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

WIP: Knight Questor 1

WIP: Knight Questor 1

Last night I got some paint on the Questor Knights Cloak. This is acting as my test character before I tackle the Lord Aquilor. 

The cloak is built up from Khorne Red, brought lighter by adding Tuskgor Fur between in each layer is a thinned glaze of Bloodletter red to help blend the colours and maintain the rich red. To get to the final level Fulgrim Pink was added to the mix. 

The tabard started with Kantor Blue with a layer of Nuln Oil. Then again with Kantor Blue and then brought up with Teclis Blue and finally Blue Horror. I am not to happy with how the blue has come out, but as it is the tabard between the legs not a lot is showing, but will have to work on the blending on the outside of the cloak.

Happy with the progress so far, but that deadline cloak is ticking 

Comments and thoughts always welcome


Monday, 8 May 2017

Army Lists: Path To Glory

Army Lists: Path To Glory

Could not help but be inspired by this piece of art work and this definitely drove my purchasing choice for the core start to my Stormcast army.

Still being new to Age of Sigmar I am still getting to grips with the 3 playing options. Being a long time WFB player I am certainly used to points match games. Not sure I am keen on 'Hey bring some models and we will roll some dice' approach. So to try a new take on gaming I have chosen to run a small Paths to Glory campaign with a couple of friends as we are all new to AoS.

Champion: Lord Aquilor. This gives me 4 units to choose from

Hero: Knight Questor

Infantry: 3 Prosecutors

Infantry : 10 Liberators

Mounted: 3 Vanguard Palladors

I pretty much picked the units I purchased this month and 10 Liberators from the starter set and the Knight Questor from the Talisman box set. Hopefully will get my first game next week, and will attempt my first Battle Report.

Any one else used Paths to Glory as their way to play? If so pop a comment or a link.


Sunday, 7 May 2017

WIP: UCM Cruisers

WIP: UCM Cruisers

Today's Work In Progress is in colour.

After undercoating black I have given the hulls 2 types of dry brush of Mournfang Brown. One is heavily than the other as I am testing which red comes through best.

Check out more after the break.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Monthly Buys: April

Monthly Buys: April

This month's purchases have mainly been Age of Sigmar

3 new books 

Stormcast Eternals
Kharadon Overlords
Disciples of Tzeentch

Bought the 3 books as I will be collecting and playing with the Stormcast and my regular gamers are playing the other 2 armies so always good to know what you are facing.

For my army I have picked up Lord Aquilor and the Vanguard Palladors no idea on how good they are on the table but picked them as I think that they are some of the nicest models in the Stormcast Army.

Will post up an unboxing post for both of these and show Kitbash and work in progress.


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Kitbash:UCM Cruisers

Kitbash:UCM Cruisers

Today's post is another Kitbash and it is the UCM Cruisers that I unboxed earlier this month.

Check after the break for more pictures and thoughts on the kit.

Monday, 24 April 2017



Welcome to my first unboxing post.

Today's post brought me a box of Hawk Wargames UCM Cruisers for Dropfleet Commander.

Read more after the break on the unboxing

Wednesday, 19 April 2017



This is my first KitBash posting, check out more after the break.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Sneak Peeks: Magnus the Red

Sneak Peeks: Magnus the Red

Yesterday breaking news for Warhammer Fest is that Magnus the Red is being released. Stunning model that I am really looking forward to painting, unfortunately I am not able to make Warhammer Fest this year. So will have to wait for general release.

What do you think of the model?