Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Years and goodbye to 2015

Again getting this in early as my cherubs have had us awake since 3am and we definitely wont see midnight in d'oh!

Another great year has flown by, ive painted a grand total of 784 models in the last 12 months, including around 350 for clients from space ships to blood bowl teams, and elves to warmaster lizardmen. Not as many as last year but i was quite ill for October and November so lost a considerable amount of time there.

I have painted three large warmachine armies for myself and made a lot of headway through my beloved wasteman range... I intended to have them all done but real life and the holidays have put paid to that!

Last years vows were:

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

1) Thats a yep!
2) Croaks and river raiders to go fail
3) Not even started!
4) About 30 to go but progress has stalled with the rulebook delays :-(

For 2016 i vow:

1) Fully painted for Warmachine & Hordes
2) Fully painted for Darklands
3) Fully painted Abyssal Dwarf army for Kings of War

See you all in 2016!!!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Wasteman: The Kritters

Firstly, a belated happy xmas to everyone, hopefully you all got plenty of new shinny for the lead mountain!

Secondly, here are the Kritters and the other themed models in the Wasteman range:

Kritters Posse Starter Pack

Crazy Katia - Kritter Queen

Maw Men


A lot of the existing Rad Town Ruins line up will fit in very nicely with a Kritter themed Syndicate, but the best thing about this game is that you are totally free to create your force exactly how you want it!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Wasteman: The Bandits

Today i have completed my next posse and the guys i wanted to theme towards it, The Bandits:

Bandit Posse Starter Pack

Johan the Slayer


Next up from me on this will be my Kritters, a mad assortment of monsters and beasts lead by some hobos haha 

Monday, 21 December 2015

Wasteman: Cybjorgs vs Lunar Coalition Battle Report

First in what will hopefully be of many, a small Wasteman Battle Report featuring the two starter sets i have painted up so far:

I set up the wasteland road map i picked up earlier in the year with a mix of Plasticraft games "Post Apocalypse" range and some of Thunderchilds Rad Town scatter terrain.

Jacob then had the choice of which side he wanted and which of the posses he wanted to use... being a natural gamer he just chose where he was sat already and he wanted the Cybjorgs haha.

I won the roll for deployment and so put my minis in some cover as we were both packing a couple of Assault Rifles with a big 20 inch range!

Jacob pretty much mirrored my deployment with his guys in cover, and with that we were ready to start our game. We played a turf war so had to try and get our guys across the board into the enemy deployment area!

Turn 1 and action was already hotting up with first blood to the Cybjorgs... Tobledrone at the very top of the photo gacked my Heavy mediator with his Mini Gun!!

The second photo shows our positions end of Turn 1, The Cybjorgs advancing up field with the LC cornered in the bottom left... My guy on the bottom right is seriously injured already by the Cybjorg Jarl and will take no further part in the game.

Turn 2 saw plenty of shooting from both sides along with lots of MAD cards... I was able to catch Grendel in a tornado and fling him back across the board after he tried chainsawing my Mediator camped by the bottom Vending Machine haha.

The highlight of the turn tho was my Advocate gunning down the Cybjorg Jarl, crippling Grendel then crippling a Hauser all in one activation with her OO-Z and 3AP yeah boi!

Turn 3 and we were both on four models, Grendel was poised to get to my Advocate after some fluff rolls, so it was with luck i pulled a Mutant Mutilator card and powered up my Emissary to smash out the fat angry guy with the drills!

Jacob retaliated with a foot stomp from a passing globe strider but it only spooked my Mediator and Advocate i had left clumped together. A passing Planetary Bombardment failed to kill off my seriously injured Mediator at the bottom of the board.

Turn 4 had us both short on numbers, my Advocate took out a Hauser, another Hauser seriously injured the Emissary and my superstar Mediator still camped by the vending machine was able to finally remove Jacob's Tobledrone next to the top vending machine.

Revenge was swift tho as his surviving Hauser was able to kill off my Advocate leaving us with one functioning model each!

Turn 4 i was able to seriously injure the last Hauser so he couldnt move to get anymore MAD cards so we called it there as he had no way to heal up his guys.

Despite this glum chops, we both really enjoyed the game and will be looking to play again very soon... Jacob with Kritters and me with Bandits who are currently sitting half painted hehe

Wasteman: Cybjorgs & Lunar Coalition

Last week i picked up the bulk of my kickstarter minis from Jason at Thunderchild Miniatures, only the in house resin casts of the Behemoths and custom bases are to be picked up in the new year :-D

So im now the proud owner of 60 odd awesome and characterful metal models and was itching to start work on them hahaha:

Cybjorgs Starter Posse

Lunar Coalition Starter Posse




It was great to be painting Wasteman minis again, having completed the existing range back in October. These were a joy to paint, just like the resins i had finished before and i cant wait to start some games as i have a couple of table set ups i want to try out. 

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Lord of the Rings Commission: Faramir of Gondor

Took me a while to figure out how the blue was meant to work but here we go:

Thats the end of this project for now but more will follow in the New Year

Monday, 14 December 2015

Lord of the Rings Commission: Knights, Rangers and a Fat Goblin

A few quickies for this project for my regular client, he has a tourney on sunday and asked if i was free to get a few reinforcements painted for his Gondor and Moria forces as he isnt sure what he wants to run yet:

Faramir, The Ranger


Durburz, The Goblin King

Knights of Minas Tirith

I have one more model to finish off for these tomorrow, to deliver to my client as work is fortuitously sending me to his home town on thursday haha  

Relics: The Horror!!!! C'thu Prime

Next up on the previews for the C'thu is the Prime, one of the commander models for the new faction:

As i type there are only 24 days remaining till the ks starts , so time to start saving those pounds now!

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Legion of Everblight: Incubi

Had these nearly finished last night before a mate came over for some warmachine:

Not sure how much play these or the second set i have still to go but i have a silly plan for Lylyth1's tier list with these and Blight Blades haha

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Some loose ends again.... trying to clear the desk!

I'm trying to get my painting desk clear by the end of the year, and maybe the shelf above it but i think that's a big ask now haha. These i have done over the last couple of days:

2014 Ltd Ed Boiler from Guildball

Chisel from Guildball 

Show exclusive Kappa from Bushido

Lylyth, Herald of Everblight for Legion

Bull Snapper for Gatormans 

Hopefully time for a few more posts before the big new years round up!

Monday, 7 December 2015

Relics: The Horror!!!! Children of Niropth Preview

A couple of days late but here is the latest preview from Tor Gaming for the C'thu faction, the Children of Niropth:

These look proper twisted and cool, and i cant wait to see the what the sculpts look like during the campaign!

The C'thu are shaping to be a very interesting force for painters and gamers a like ;-D 

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Thornfall Alliance: Pigbuses... Millions of them!!!!!

Its been quite a few months since i needed to buy something for my piggies to the recent releases have been greatly anticipated haha:

Brigand Warlord (UA)

Effarit Scouts

Meat Thresher 1

Meat Thresher 2

Meat Thresher 3

Yes i have bought three of the crazy Farrow Battle Engines, and will be using all three in one list at a tourney tomorrow at least once!

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Lord of the Rings: Pointy Hats & Pointy Ears!

Last three for this stage, a couple of wizards and a certain elf:

Saruman the White

Radagast the Brown

Legolas Greenleaf

The wizards are done to official schemes but Legolas is a custom scheme as my client is planning a Wood Elf army led by him and Orlando Bloom is the General and test model for it haha

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Lord of the Rings Commission: Thorin's Company

For the last two days i have been working on Thorin's Company from The Hobbit game for my existing client who i have painted all the previous LoTR entries for. He asked if i could do them in the official scheme (Best as i could do!) from the Goblin Town Box:

Kili, Fili and Bofur

Nori, Dori and Gloin

Bombur, Bifur and Ori

Balin, Dwalin and Oin

Bilbo Baggins

As before the bases are left just blacked as my client has his own basing to match his armies. A few more to come from this project in the next day or so....

Friday, 27 November 2015

Relics: The Horror!!!! New C'thu Preview

Just a quick post from me today, Tor Gaming have released another art preview for the upcoming C'thu faction:

Now as a pack of squid-dogs go these look very funky, the name reminds me of the Hounds of Tindalos from Lovecrafts Cthulhu Mythos which could move through dimensions and come out of right angles to hunt their prey if memory serves... hopefully these will have some form of unique movement or deployment trait too :-D 

Monday, 23 November 2015

SAGA: The Pagan Rus

I found myself at Gripping Beast at Salute earlier in the year and couldnt resist the lure of SAGA again haha so i picked up the Revenants at the time then an Irish starter box not long after. More purchases of the various books gave me a full overview of the various factions and the Pagan Rus caught my eye with a mix of Russian badassness and Nordic brutality haha: 






This is just an initial 4pts force to get me through the first few games as i learn how the Pagan Rus work. I plan to add another pt of Hearthguard, Warriors and pick up a pt of Levy for a bit of Variety. to take me up to 8pts i may grab a suitable Pagan Priest model and check in a couple of banner bearers.
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