Wednesday, 31 December 2014

An Early Happy New Years!

Im going to get this in early doors today as I doubt i'll be seeing in the new years haha, the missus and I are knackered from decorating all day and have been up since 3.30am with gitish children!

So I wish all my friends, clients, fellow bloggers and casual readers a happy new year and may your dice roll 6's and the paint flow freely hehe.

This year I have painted a grand total of 862 models, well over 500 for clients which has made me really proud... the total is higher than the last two years combined on both counts.

My vows for 2014 were as follows:

1) Fully paint my Drunes for Darklands
2) Fully paint a new force for Warmachine
3) Fully paint my Amazons & Wendigo for Wargods
4) Fully paint my Banebrood for Godslayer
5) Only start 2 new games this year... Darklands and Wargods

1) Completed up to date
2) Searforge and Thornfall fully painted
3) Not arrived from Crocodile Games yet :-(
4) Completed and then sold on
5) Success haha

Pretty good I think, so how about for 2015?

1) Fully painted Farrow for Warmachine
2) Fully painted Gators for Warmachine
3) Fully painted Pulp City
4) Fully painted Darklands

Those are my vows, hopefully I can achieve them again :-D

Monday, 29 December 2014

Thornfall Alliance: Slaughterhousers

This is my second unit of Slaughterhousers for the my still growing horde:


I will be picking up a third unit of these bad boys during the journeyman league next year haha

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Spotlight: Illumistation from Westwood Woodworks

First of all, Happy Xmas brush brothers! Hope you have all had a great day and got a great haul for the lead mountain hahaha!

This year my awesome wife bought me an Illumistation from Westwood Wood Works! What a result hehe! I really fancied getting one of these to replace the shoebox lids I normally use as paint stations since I saw them advertised a few months ago but now I have one they are epic:

The last photo hasn't come out too well but it shows the two trays for storage of the plug wiring and also brushes/greenstuff etc. My wife ordered me a black one so I can get my logo stickered on to the side yeah boi!

My thanks to Andrew and Jenny Westwood for a swift and safe delivery.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Conspiracy of the Cult: Filling out the ranks

Ive started to go back thru the older releases for the Cult of Yurei to fill out my collection:

Large Rat Swarms
These four take my force to 190 Rice and I only need to pick up Harionago, two Kairai Villagers and two Kusatta Kairai and I will have two completed factions yeah boi!
At that point I may look and building up a third...

Monday, 15 December 2014

Thornfall Alliance: Helga and Max join the party

The 5th Farrow Warlock, Helga the Conqueror and Maximus the Doom Pig arrived at 4tk on Saturday afternoon so I busted up there to get them painted in time for a tourney at Wayland on the next day haha


These two additions to ma piggies did me pround, I chalked up two wins out of my three games with Helga and im really impressed with her kung fu.... Max is just a bad ass missle you can send at the enemy or dare them to approach knowing that Bacon Doom awaits them haha

Monday, 8 December 2014

Bushido: Bunkermitzu 2014!

Yesterday was the second annual Bunkermitzu Bushido tournament, this year held at 4TK Gaming in Colchester. Numbers were down a few on last year with inflexible work shifts and sudden child related sickness defeating a number of sign ups at the end but we still managed a decent number of eight players to fight it out over three rounds to decide the Champion. I ended up having to play rather than just run the event so brought along the most silly list I could think of with a horde of kairai zombies and the Puppet Master... he was only included and I didn't own 50 rice of super cheap zombies haha

Round 1

The opening game was the Seiygo scenario where combatants had to fight for control of three idols across the centre. I was paired off with Mr Stu, a relatively new player sporting a decent looking temple force. he secured the first vp before my guys had got half way towards them! Stu had a commanding position before the bloodlust set in and Master Akari charged a Kairai farmer who after some dice of destiny proceeded to murder the offending raccoon in one hit haha. More epic dice followed over the next turn or so as my zombies were able to force the monks back and take control of the objectives, gradually killing off Stu's fighters until only Tsutemi remained to play his mandolin thing as his doom approached...

Round 2 
This game was played using the Ryodo scenario where there are three small zones to control diagonally across the board. I was paired off with my good friend Darren Lysenko, fellow painter and owner of Flare Miniature Painting and his amazing Ito force. I plonked Araka squarely in my home zone stopping any enemy from contesting it and set the rest of my forces to go for the other two... 3 kairai headed for Darren's zone held by Kaihime and Naoko, and the rest of my force went force the neutral zone to face off against Itsunagi, Kenzo and Sakura! Darren scored the first vp as my slow slow zombies couldn't get to his zone in time but we fought on to cancel each other out in turn 4 and me scoring the vp in turn 6 having killed off a few Ito... just not enough!
 Round 3
Round three was the Ichi no Riten scenario with its two large zones and VIM to create an interesting mission to test people out. I faced of against my perpetual nemesis Sherwin and his dastardly Silvermoon Trade Syndicate. The STS are a difficult faction to initially master but Sherwin has done an awesome job with them and was also last years Champion so my legion of shambling turds had an up hill struggle... luckily with nearly the entire force being dead, frightening and not going to be using kii feats, the worst of the STS Bull**** was avoided haha. Both forces came out of the gate strongly with Sherwin sending the majority of his warband at the left zone that I had most of my guys in to create a grind that my Cults resilience eventually started to take its toll on the two Buto Warriors. The right zone was all silvermoon tho as Manu defended like a boss against 3 kairai for pretty much the whole game, keeping me well out of scoring in that zone. Turn 4 saw a comedy highlight as Kato engaged Wasapu, the STS VIM and turned him into a zombie, only for Tadao (My VIM) to be taken out in the next combat after I got the bloodlust going for a kill on the stricken Fitimurua... Thems the breaks, and Sherwin was the deserved winner and retained the Bunkermitzu crown!

 It was late in the day when we finished up so I didn't get a chance to get awards photos done but below are shots taken of the winners trophy sword and the Best Painted Bokken:

The guys all said they had had a great time at the event and are eager for a third one this sort of time next year. This will be going ahead as will a number of other Bushido events over the next 12 months ;-D
Final standings for Bunkermitzu 2014 were as follows:
1st Sherwin STS
2nd Undead_Ich Cult
3rd Darren Lysenko (Best Painted) Ito
4th Shearov Temple
5th Rid (Me!) Cult
6th MrMccook Temple
7th MrStu Temple
8th Tom Wall (Spoon of Enlightenment) Ito

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Gatormans: 35pts is done yay!

These few models take me to over 35pts painted whicg is enough for the tournament next weekend at Table Top Nation:

Witch Doctor
Swamp Gobbers
The Thrullg is an anti magic solo, he can get rid of upkeeps from models with his attacks, the Witch Doctor is a great support solo to make my units undead and tough haha, and the Swamp Gobbers provide a big fart cloud of cover to hide my important models. 

Gatormans: Blackhide Wrastler

This is the last of my battlegroup beasts for now (Not getting a Boneswarm), I still have Snapjaw to paint up but he can come later, and may pick up a 2nd Bull Snapper:

Blackhide Wrastler - Heavy Beast
The Wrastler is the heavy beatstick of the Blindwater but he's not the best by a longshot, but with Rask's Fury spell he can go up to colossal smashing levels haha

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Gatormans: Beasties!

I finished off three of my beasties last night:

Swamp Horror - Heavy Beast
Bull Snapper - Light Beast
Ironback Spitter - Heavy Beast

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Gatormans: Jaga-Jaga

This is Jaga-Jaga, the 5th Warlock released for the Blindwater Congregation, and the first lady gator model to boot!


She is one massive model, far far bigger than Barnabus, and is roughly the equal of an Ironback Spitter! Speaking of beasts, I currently have four of them on the paint table at varying stages of completion... note to self, don't try that again!

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