Wednesday, 31 December 2014

December 31st 2014

New Years Eve again and how have I progressed since last year? Well the Mastodon is still in a box untouched since last January & the Titan has had little in the way of love but a quick look through the labels of post shows that my Harlequins have been expended from 2 squads of 10 supporting a Corsair Army to, and a big thanks to 7th and Unbound Armies, an army in their own right, I'd like to add 33 more to this army, a squad of 10 + an optional Death Jester so all of the Star Players have a Troupe.
The Knights of Blood once again stalled after some attention earlier in the year, but that was down to rumors of a 7th ed Codex coming soon. My problem is the Chapter Tactic from Forge World for The Carchadons fits how I imagine the Knights Of Blood to be, so they are being painted up as Knights of Blood and played both out of the Blood Angel Codex and as Carchadons, look for the Storm Talon to get a paint job some time this year.
The Glorious 1000 have had a single marine and something I wasn't supposed to do with them but it ws cheap on Ebay, they got one of the old metal Venerable Dreadnoughts this year, I'm not to sure but I think I may just gut this army and add it to the Knights Of Blood as Carchadons, not sure time will tell.
The Lions Blades have got to a point where I'm happy, would just like enough bikes to make one more squad of Ravenwing, and will start looking for Terminators again on ebay to round out my Deathwing. With the Librarian Dataslate that was released in the advent calender I will be adding a couple more Librarians to the Company I so far have in the box.
The Fallen have had a boost in the Cypher data slate from last year but the Chosen/Veterans are all still armless in the box for now, untouched since I did the bodies.
Eldar have changed again, I've done a few more bits for army, 10 Rangers, Treeman, bought the big lizard but little else yet, fingers crossed they'll get some paint on them this year.
The new one, the Dæmon Army. I always felt that Marines wouldn't summon Dæmons regardless of how desperate they had got, but couldn't think how to make Legion Of The Damned different enough to tell the difference between which Chaos God it was supposed to be, so after trawling through the Oldhammer Group on Facebook I opted for Malal and the Dæmons fighting Dæmons, then after rereading one of The Dark Future novels while on holiday this year I thought of Jazbo/Krokodile going around making people an offer they couldn't refuse, Sister Of Battle manifests Psychic powers, Eldar wantingbto avoid Slaanesh but hating the rigours of The Path, and World Eaters wanting to fight those that had betrayed them. Still haven't come up with anything for Nurgel yet any help would be greatfully received. I'm planning on picking up the World Eaters Contemptor and The Space Wolf Dread kit to make a Greater Dæmon of Malal's Burning Fury next month, and Bjôrn The Fell Handed as well, loom for that one in Blood Raven colours...
Other projects; well I also plan to get the rota cannon set for Titan and some mecharno for the big guns to be mounted on, still thinking of getting the Forge World guns for it, just mounting them towards the rear for stability. I'm going to try to cast some of the old style Eldar Wraitlord heads for the Exodites and picking up some Red Butchers for Carchadons... Come back in a year to see how much isn't done and what shiny new thing distracted me, Magpie like.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Forge World Bulletin #41

Today we get Forge World Bulletin #41. It's my kind of Bulletin. That does look like the new style Dread that's been talked about for months.

Friday, 26 December 2014

Big Thing

Over the Christmas week my game group have arranged and booked a game at Warhammer World. I think we'll have Tau, Space Marines, Eldar and I'm taking some of The Lion's Blades, want to get the Deathwing Knights and my mk1 Land Raider photographed down there and I intend to play with The Harlequin Army while down there.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

He Knows Where You Live, Just Like Elmo...

He knows if you've been loyal or had any thoughts of heresy (thats me boned with the Harlequin army) it's Santa on his sleigh. Come on GW did you really think this wasn't going to happen? Love that someone has actually used the stags on one of these!
Okay it's nearly that time, and I get to at least spend the morning with my family before fecking off to work

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Jigsaw Part 2

Part 2 of the Forge World Christmas Jigsaw, I have a feeling this is The One I Can't Spell, Primarch of The Iron Warriors. EDIT; Then again on a closer inspection there is a Maltese Cross on the neck armour so this could well be Sigmasun is it? Found of the Black Templar Chapter.

Monday, 22 December 2014


New from Forge World Flamer Support Section for Solar Auxillers.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Yule Time WIP

Yes, well, errr. Not much has been done on these 2 and just these 2, don't know what happened to me yesterday but I was that tired I wasn't even able to think straight for most of the day. So late on after sleeping, shopping and seeing my dad I got the hand on the Avatar washed with Nuln Oil and dry brushed with scarlet and I painted the legs, hands and head black on my Bane for the Harlequins Star Players. While out and about I picked up some broken slate on the street to use on bases in the future. Next up is to strip an old bolt thrower and clean it up for use in the Exodite Army and to paint the 2 old school Spirit Warrior headed metal Wraithlords for which I need another set of Eldar Heavy Weapons. I'm also thinking about casting some more of those heads as well to give them a unique, old school look, after all Exodites let the party early.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Hardly Working/Working Hard

So today I did my presentations for my NVQ level, one was about rotas and t'other was about Super Structures in Science Fiction, oh by the way I'm a bit of a geek if you haven't worked that out yet.
While I know a few things I asked for some help with things I missed in one of the groups on Facebook and got some good ideas thrown up, as well as a few people asking for notes, so I thought I'd add this post here as well.
I started off by talking about Star Trek, Star Wars and novels. From Star Trek I talked about The Dyson Sphere, I also did a minor piece  on Charles Dyson and his work on Project Orion, a plan by NASA to power rockets by dropping a nuke out of the back and riding the blast wave, the ships themselves where designed to be as well appointed as the most luxurious cruise ships. I then talked about the Death Star and some of the other big ships in Star Wars before covering novels, Larry Nivens Ring World series, Rama by Authur C Clarke, before moving onto games, Eve Online and Mass Effects Mass Relay as well as of course the Planet Killer, Blackstone Fortresses, Phallanx and The Rock. As I wasn't to fimillar with Mass Effect and Eve I skimmed the wikis for both of those

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Avatar Of Malals' Raging Excess

So after the expensive Saturday I got a lazy day on Sunday. I got the Avatar base coated with Ushabati Bone, washed it with Nuln Oil then heavily dry brushed it with Screaming (beige) Skull before going over it again with the base coat white. I then painted the hand red with Wazzdakka base, got to give that a Nuln Oil wash and a dry brush with the blood scarlet and a blood for the blood god wash. I did go over the other half black. I just need to give the eyes a coat of scarlet and I can call this one done.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Bit Expensive Day Yesterday

Last little bit started for the Harlequins Star Players, this one is based on Bane. Also, major heresy or rather whatever the Eldar word concept for heresy, cut the blade off the Avatar and magnetised the Sovnya on instead, just a little work to smooth off the green stuff. And yesterday went I went Christmas shopping, I wasn't the only one that had an expensive day yesterday.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Very Little Free Time

With working 6 days out of 7 for the second week in a row and working 98.5 hours out of 144 and sleeping 24 hours out of whats left this week all I've done this week is glue an arm into the Wrack and I glued 2 old paint pot lids onto the access points on the Rhino on the Titan Project to use as mounts for a couple of ball turrets. Plan on getting the Rota Cannon set to mount on these in pairs and the 5th will be chin mounted.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Magnetising The Metal Avatar

I won the old metal Avatar Of Khaine the other week. I was looking at this and trying to work out how to get together, from past experience glue is not great on it's own on bigger models. I have magnets in a pot, so plan A was to magnetise the arms to the body and torso to legs. Both arms are magnetised, I'm thinking of cutting the sword off and giving him a knife and what will look like a shimmer shield projector, the other arm is holding a sovnya or nagamaki made from a LotR Troll pointy stick, the blade is plasti card and green stuff. If I do cut the sword off, I'll make an Elven knife out of plasti card or maybe just swop the blade over so he has an intimidating blade.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Monthly Vow Time.

Little bit late to post this one but still gives a flavour of where I'm going this month.
Most of this month is going to be Harlequins, with 3 bikes for the 2 Company of The Lions Blades, with the other 3 bikes going to the Malal counts as Dæmons army as counts as Blood Crushers. The Avatar has been magnetised together and is going to be my counts as Keeper Of Secrets. The Jet Bikes are going to be for Team Freeze and Team Deathstrike, Freeze are white and blue, Deathstrike orange and black. The Death Jesters are just for fun really.