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Under the brush, episode (i’ve no idea)


Nothing much to see here, still on a postgathering comedown, and haven’t had much time for painting in the last few weeks. Still, heres some pics of what has come out recently

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Empire fanatics: I’ve got a large block left to paint up, but these have been polished off now so I can use them in a mordheim type scenario I’m planning

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RT Era Imperial army troopers

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Forge world event navigator and Solomon Lok inquistor models.

Truth be told, I found the navigator to be quite a pain in the rear, due to the sheer plethora of details on him. The Inquisitor in the other hand had a fairly nice balance of detail.

Sometime I think some sculptors/companies should stop and think for a moment. Just because they can do a thing, doesn’t mean they should. (I’m looking at you, Nagash: The End Times)

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Gobboes from Gamezone L-R: Rude gobboes, Gobboe fanatic, Sir Gobboe

I love the way these little guys have come out. Initially, I’d ended up with a very flat dull green on the skin.However, a glaze of yellow ink made them POP and added just a level of vibrancy that I’m planning to do the same for all my gobboes.

That said, I’ love the minis themselves – I ordered the rude gobbes purely because Iw ant some fun in my armies, and they hit the nail on the head. The Fanatic is the first of several I’m planning to order as he’s mean enough to look threatening, without the overlong chains on the current gw plastics. Sir Gobboe was  again for the giggles, especially when facing Heathers Brettonians 🙂

 

I’m going to close on a bit of an observation – I’ve recently been paiting a mix of resin, plastic and metal models, yet finding the metal ones are, to me, more fun to paint. Not sure why,

 

TTFN

Ady

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Under the brush This week


Rolling off the painting desk this week, we have:

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Forge world 2013 event only Warrior Priest

I’m rather happy with how his face (eventually) turned out. He’s got quite an intense stare going on.


 

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Hasslefree’s Andrea, with added rifle strap

Oddly, I’m not 100% happy with how her eyes came out. She’s by Kev White, same sculptor of the I-kore mini I reviewed a while back. I’m wondering if how Kev sculpts his female faces and my painting style don’t go to well together. That said, having a look at her green shows a lot more detail than is on the metal model itself. Part of the problem with metal casting I imagine. HF now sell a resin version of her which I suspect will show off the detail a lot better.


 

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Van Saar Necromunda gang repaint test scheme model

Nothing much here, I’m repainting my Van-Saar gang for Necromunda. the colour scheme has been inspired by the Fedaykin from Arakis, Dark Grey with Red.

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Almost look like van-Saar with the stillsuits… Wonder where the mini designers got the idea from 🙂

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Hmm.. Wonder if we could wangle this as a new hired gun for Necromunda?


 

….*Ahem* Anyhow….

….. Moving on….

2 more gibblies for the growing 'nid Swarm. I couldn't help but label them "Pinky & the Brain" while setting up the pic

2 more gribblies for the growing ‘nid Swarm. I couldn’t help but label them “Pinky & the Brain” while setting up the pic


 

I’ve also recently brought a wodge of laser-cut buildings, some for 40k/rogue trader, some for Mordheim. First one has been assembled, and giving a (very) quick paintjob.

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Looking at it, I should have added a door handle… ah well…


And, eBay and eBid has been kind to me this week, in a trawl of vintage and Rogue Trader Era models:

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Rogue Trader era Pirate with Melta gun. Back in the day you couldn’t move & fire with these things, and they had a 1″ blast radius

classic rogues

Scragger Luke and Elshender Nightman

These two are from the C04 Thieves range by the Perry twins. I love the animation in the figures.

And, last but by no means least:

RT Orks

Space Orks!

These take me back… Some of the very first minitures I brought we 3 or 4 blisters of Rogue Trader Space orcs, including some of the above. Like an Eejit I binned them all years ago, when I thought I wasn’t getting back into the hobby. There for Rogue Trader gaming anyhow, I’ve also got some more RT era Eldar on the way as well.

 


 

Well, that’s it for now folks.

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The game is what YOU make it.


With the announcement about the major changes to White dwarf recently there has been a lot of noise on the ‘net about why folk won’t play, or why they gave up playing when x version came out etc.

Now, one of the themes that has pushed some of my buttons has been “Why don’t they do xyz with 40k/fantasy/boxed game”.

These and my general observations, suggest to me that there is a lot of the noise out there seem to miss an entire point of gaming, whether it be historical, fantasy, post apocalypse or some sort of niche “hunting war bunnies with rocket launchers” setting.

Once you have brought the game rules then you can do what you want with them. You can house rule them to your heart’s content to play how you want. You can play the scale of games you want, whether it’s small skirmish level scenarios, or monstrous weekend killer grinding attrition nightmares, or even xxx points This list is for xyz tournament and I need to practice with it snore fest[1].

So, the question isn’t “Why doesn’t publisher X do xyz with product Y?” but “Why haven’t you done it with product Y if that’s how you want to play?” Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Homebrew, Mordheim, Painting, Review, Soap Box, warhammer, Warhammer 40k

 

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And 2014 rolls in..


It’s New Years eve, so what does that mean?

For me, bit of booze and planning for next year.

[edit] Only the booze didn’t happen… I love being really ill 😦

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2013 in retrospect.


So, it’s Xmas eve and I’m looking backwards to see what I’ve done in 2013 hobby wise.

You know, it’s kinda hard to say what I’ve done. I can see plenty of models that have been built & painted, and a lot of terrain[1], more homebrew rules have been tried out and I’ve also recently started working on some new units for the Wood Elves (rather than just bemoan the army book needing an update). I will be posting them online as & when I’m happy with them as well as the rule tweaks and some background information for the city of Kleindorf for WFRP[2]. I’m also looking at using the PC’s exploits to form the core plot of some short stories over on 1monkey1keyboard.
That said, I would need to tweak them a litte to avoid them looking too much like a farce or panto[6].

anyway, I’m going back to shaking the pressies to see if I can’t figure out whats what. It’s a shame that one plastic kit rattles very much like another, and I’ve no hope with DVD’s and books (though I did have 3 books on my list, got one of them for birthday, so I’ve got odds on what the other 2 are)

See you in the new year.
Ady

  1. Terrain has been my main focus this year and as always I’ve had far more ideas than I’ve had time or funds to work on.
  2. A lot of this would have been posted recently, had there not been the INCIDENT with my PC[3]
  3. By incident I mean me telling Linux to repartition the whole disk, rather than just the none backup section of the hard drive[4].
  4. Yes, I know. Shutup. I’m getting an external Hard drive soon as my backup CD’s had also stuffed themselves.[5]
  5. Ah well, clean slate & all that.
  6. Yes, the players have been that bad. No I don’t know why. Yes, they do seem to be improving.
 
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Posted by on December 24, 2013 in Homebrew, Larp, Review, Terrain, warhammer, Warhammer 40k

 

Oldhammer Modern


I’m still missing he point in some ways.

In others I’m hitting it for a home run.

“What? Talk sense man”… I hear you wonder

My last post, regarding Oldhammer and the 3rd edition Fantasy Rules and Rogue trader rules.

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Posted by on October 30, 2013 in Homebrew, Oldhammer, warhammer, Warhammer 40k

 

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Black Library weekender – The aftermath


Phew… Weekend’s over. And it was rather jolly fun all around… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2012 in Review, warhammer, Warhammer 40k

 

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