Social Media


7 November 2015

Space Marine Contemptor Dreadnought

 Hot off the heels of the Land Raider comes a completed Contemptor Dreadnought.

I've had this model for 18 months and it had sat, base coated for the vast majority of that time! After completing the Land Raider I was keen to carry on learning the advanced modelling techniques which I had begun experimenting with on the Land Raider. This model seems like the perfect next step as, with it being essentially a 30k model, I could go to town on the weathering and feel comfortable that if I went OTT it would still look good. Mission accomplished I think?

19 October 2015

Space Marine Land Raider

Well, hasn't it been a while!

I've been slowly working on this model for about 6 months but yesterday I finally managed to add the remaining few details, move it to the 'completed' column on my rather glacial Kanban board and be in a position to put up a new blog post!

So, why has it taken sooo long? 

Its fair to say that my hobby focus has changed pretty drastically over the last 12 months. It's been nearly 18 months since I last played a game and my hobby partner, who helped provide me with an awful lot of motivation is on a hobbying hiatus. I am also getting married in September next year and weddings are rather expensive! combining that with an addition to plastic crack isn't really going to work.

As I no longer need to get models 'done' asap prior to being used on the battlefields of Warhammer World, I can focus on pushing my painting skill and ability. As a result I have reduced my modelling backlog; this involved the sale of the Assassinarum board game and Death Storm boxed set, amongst other things and will focus on quality over quantity.

This Land Raider is the first example of this new focus. I have used as many of the advanced techniques detailed in the Forgeworld: Advanced Modelling Techniques Volume 1 and whilst it has obviously been a learning experience, I am happy with the result. 

Most of what the book teaches is very different to the basics of base coating, washing and layering. Using harispray, oil paints and white spirit alongside weathering with pigments and using graphite to highlight the tracks... its been a challenge but I hope the results can speak for themselves.

Next up is a Contemptor Dreadnought. It may take me a while to get it completed but I intend to use the same techniques learnt on this model, hopefully with improved results.

19 July 2015

5 Man Terminator Squad

What with summer happening, getting engaged and have some mini breaks, its taken a while to get these guys finished... but here they are! It was quite difficult painting these chaps (after not completing a unit for over 12 months) but I feel like it slowly came together as I progressed through the various painting stages. Next up is a Land Raider!

11 July 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Comic-Con 2015 Reel

Lovely to see this kind of footage, being put together into such a great trailer. Cant wait for 18th December!!

22 May 2015

Assassinorum: Execution Force... nice!

I think the original (2nd Edition, metal) Vindicare Assassin was the first non basic Space Marine model I picked up back during my first stint in the hobby so when i saw this board game I couldn't really resist! Combining some pretty cool Assassin models with a cooperative board game seemed to encourage my credit card to make its own way down to the GW Bath store without my knowledge! :)

I haven't built any of the models yet as I have to focus on my backlog before playing with my new toys but as soon as I do, further updates will follow!

14 May 2015

New Man Cave!!

After moving in to a wonderful new home with my other half, I have been able to set up a pretty sweet area of manly hobbying within our home office/study/man cave (delete as appropriate!). Here are a few pics of not only an awesome desk also a display case!

One of the best things about where I now live is that we have LOADS of space. As such this is the first time since I moved out of my parents 18 years ago that I have the room to sort out a board and actually play some games (40k, X-Wing etc.). I have a plan for this and will post info when things start to happen.

9 May 2015

Its Been A While!

So, after a fair few months out of the game due to moving house (twice!) and taking an examination I'm finally ready to get back to some hobbying!

Whilst away from having the time/space to hobby I have been keeping up to date with the glorious GW release schedule and now find myself with quite a backlog of models to keep me busy.

First up, to get me back in the groove, is a 5 man Terminator squad. I painted the armour prior to my break and have started off painting the silver bits this week. Hopefully I'll be able to get these finished in the next couple of weeks and discover that I haven't lost any of the (relative) ability I had developed.

More pics after the break.