Sunday, 7 February 2016

Old Dioramas at Warhammer World

As I posted yesterday, I had a pleasant call to Warhammer World and decided to have a little jaunt through their Exhibition rooms.

Ever wondered what happened to some of those fantastic dioramas that used to feature in White Dwarf?

I'm not too sure about the Quest diorama but I believe the others were all the work of Mike McVey,

Wood Elves vs Undead

Warhammer Quest

The Emperor vs Horus

The Rock

 Bretonnian Jousting.  Unfortunately I can't get the fine details such as the pickpockets, the assassin or the catapult equipped kid with my phone.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud..... a very pessimistic way of looking at things.

Again, due to work, I was unable to make it back to home for the PAW 2016 show this weekend.

On a plus point I was on Nottingham's doorstep and, after having just bought the Long Haired Admiral a new kitchen, I have some leeway for hobby spending.  Off to Warhammer World for the first time then.

This could get photo heavy.

Now, I know there was a photo kicking about making it look like GW was trying to hide the former front door Marine away behind some hoardings and below a set of stairs. As we all know, photos without context can be made to represent any agenda.

To my eyes it appears the Marine is now in the car park and the one under the stairs is a completely different second Marine.  Like the old Royal Marine joke "Don't go after him, It's a trap. There's two of them!"

Then I had lunch.  More later after I've sifted through the exhibition photos.  They're from a phone so they won't be high art.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

What's Completed?

So far, so good.

Added to the ranks we have:

A Leman Russ command tank.
One Enginseer.
A minimum size Tunneler Platoon
One further Redcoat squad for a new Platoon.

Plus, I still have a couple of days off remaining.....

Thursday, 24 December 2015

A Little Bit of Progress...

Despite being quite busy, I have managed to make some progress over the last 7 days.
Two Redcoat squads are complete. The ones at the front are basic line infantry whilst the squad at the back will join my Armoured Fist squads to bring it up to the full 55 strong Platoon.

Despite the Mantic Kickstarter Tunnelers being 9 - 10 months away, I decided to crack on with the troops for that platoon just to be painting something different.  You can see them below after receiving their Army Painter khaki undercoat and the Mournfang Brown boots.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

I Wish Me A Merry Christmas.........

What can you do when work has prevented you from getting home on a regular basis for two plus years and your hobby fund starts to build up through not being spent?

Easy, you jump in with some last minute buying on eBay to pick up another bunch of Praetorians to add to the Leman Russ/ Enginseer combo that were purchased a couple of weeks ago.

This does mean however, that there is a lot of prep work to done including a trip to pick up some Dettol for stripping purposes so it is unlikely that I will be doing my usual production line photos. That said, I do have some pre-prepped models ready to go but they will be done on a squad by squad basis.

Enjoy the holibobs everyone.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Praetorian Tunnelers Trial Colour Scheme

Although there is a wait of at least 12 months, I've painted up a trial figure for the planned Tunneler Platoon.

I've gone for the Humbrol WWII 26 and 83 paints (khaki and the canvas webbing colour respectively) along with GW's Mournfang Brown (boots) and  Castellan Green (helmrt and epaulettes/ uniform trims).