Sunday, 14 December 2014

What to dive into over Christmas?

Turkey or 70 Praetorians?



The 30 on the right will be painted up as Greenjacket Veterans, the ones on the left will join their redcoated brethren.  Of course this will mean another tabletop muster.  The kneeling Guardsmen may be paired up with a lascannon team crewmember so I can man up some spare heavy weapons I have laying around.

Likelihood of being done by the end of the holidays isn't great but its nice to get some motivation on.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

A Little Side Project Nears Completion

Finally, a little something that was slowly being worked on as and when I fancied is getting closer to completion.

I thought I'd put together a scout detachment for my Praetorians using the bikes as produced by Curious Constructs and an Airfix Land Rover kit with some leftovers from my bits box.

 

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Squad and Transport Finished...now about another 60 to go!


 Finally, the first of the veteran Squads and the Taurox complete.

After another bout of weakness upon finding another 22 on Buy It Now for £32 (postage included), I have about another 60 plus to paint up.

Why do we do it?

Thursday, 27 November 2014

SOMEBODY MAKE THESE!!!!!!!

Excuse the shouting!

Last month Wargames Illustrated advertised an Osprey book concerning Steampunk Military.  I was going to buy the hardcopy but noticed that Amazon was punting the kindle version for £0.99. 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N4TDS4O/ref=docs-os-doi_0

With the breaking strain of a soggy kit kat, I pressed buy and had the book in my mitts in seconds...

The photos below are from the Great Britain section and all I can say is...

I want an armoured steam punk Scotsman...with an HMG gun arm but most of all...built in bag pipes!!
 
Note, these cavalry also have exploding lances.
 

 
Royal Engineers

 
Royal Marine underwater assault.

 
 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Beast is getting there....with the veterans lagging behind.

A burst of weekend activity has seen the Taurox almost completed with just the fine details and tidying up to do to go.  Not so good news on the Veterans however, next weekend I have what is known as a Cheeky 'Arry Extenders so may have more time available on the Friday to get some hobby time in.





Sunday, 16 November 2014

A Small Amount of Progress...plus One Prepared Earlier

Real life and aiding friends move masses of paving stones have dented attempts at hobby time this weekend but the veteran squad now have painted helmets and I've started on the Taurox.



I've stuck a Curious Constructs head on the gunner as their helmet is more in keeping with the GW style.




Plus the Hydra that I finished up earlier this year.



Sunday, 9 November 2014

Fast delivery from Oz = Pimp My Ride!

Well, as well as being a purveyor of fine add on parts for IG, Victoria's Miniatures also get top marks for quick delivery.

The wheels mentioned in my last post were ordered on 2 Nov and arrived at my house on 8 Nov.  Not bad from Australia.

As a result, the transport for one of veteran squads is also on the jobs board.