Tuesday, 17 January 2017

It's IMPERIAL GUARD not Astra Militarum...to this old Luddite anyway.

I've finally got around to resetting my working week  paint station and will, over the next couple of weeks be adding to my IG army.  Personally I don't class the models as in the army until they are painted.

As previously featured, I have the Rausenberg Seige Corps and Praetorian Highlanders squads to paint up.  I'm still patiently waiting for the Reaper Bones Sledgehammers to turn up.

Also on a behind schedule Kickstarter are the Mantic Tunnelers that will provide transport for the alternate scheme Praetorian platoon shown below.

Additionally, there are another three squads base sprayed to make a full 55 strong platoon of Tunnelers.

I still have the finishing touches to add to the full platoon waiting to join the Redcoat ranks.

Last but not least is the Plasma Obliterator.  I was lucky enough to find one of these courtesy of Wicor Models in Portchester, a lovely, friendly model shop that should be on the rounds of anyone in the Pompey area.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

The Wolf's Howl - Sledgehammer Alternative Barrel

I'm still waiting for the arrival of my BFG Sledgehammer battery but, in anticipation of its release, Victoria's Miniatures have published a preview photo of an alternative barrel known as the Wolf's Howl.

Also due are a set of tracks to replace the wheels.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

No Painting Managed...

Coming to the end of the holiday period and I realised that at no stage did I manage to get a paint brush in my hand.  I was just having to good a time.

That said, I did manage to get some building and spray undercoating done.

The ladies of Victoria Miniatures' Rausenburg Siege Corps have been put together.  Now I am not nimble fingered and the size of the midular parts along with superglue did get interesting at times!

I even caught up with the Vic Minis backlog and put together the Highlanders that have been waiting since last January.

The Calth plastic Contemptor.

The new Forge World Apothecary.

Canoness Verydyan.  I'm looking forward to the new Celestine model.

The Prospero box Sisters of Silence have also been put together.

It's back to work tomorrow so there will be plenty of opportunity to get some painting done on the evenings I'm away from home.

There may even be the chance of doing a new Praetorian muster after I picked up a 6 x 4 battlemat. They won't all fit on out expanding dining room table anymore.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Rausenburg Siege Corps Reinforcements

Say hello to my new recruits!
First of we have the Tannenberg colonel that has been sitting in the waiting room for a while.  She was going to be the boss of some of Victoria Miniatures not-Mordian Tannenberg line however she will now be in charge of the Sledgehammer BFG battery when they turn up.
Providing support will be the first squad of a planned platoon that will act as the defence force for the battery.
Now, what colours to go for?




Wednesday, 21 December 2016

What To Do With Some Time Off?

I'm slowly building up to attacking some projects for the festive period but shown below are some ongoing items.

Two squads of MkIII Marines are now built and awaiting the Forge World Ultramarine shoulder pads before being sprayed.

The latest limited Forge World model waiting some undercoating.

New eBay purchases.  Show at the back though are my first blatant recasts.  These ones are where some enterprising fellow  has amended the Grenade Launcher model to toting a Plasmagun instead.

Please note that I, in no way advocate recasting.  If the Praetorians were still in production by GW I would not have purchased these but, as it stands, I must admit that they did have a certain amount of novelty value to me..

 A Victoria Miniatures Captain Caine model that came free with Rausenburg Seige Corps order.  AS he was resin (and Free) I trimmed his hair and head so that the pith helmet could be worn.

A Made To Order Solar Macharius.

Tonight I'll be putting the female Seige Corps together and tomorrow, weather dependant, I'll be undercoat spraying the Plasma Obliterator I recently picked up.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Plastic Sisters of Battle

Well, there you go.

Any hope of slowing down hobby spending blown out of the water in one leak!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Sci Fi Cyber Camels?

Following some good natured ribbing on DakkaDakka after Bad Robot Minis announced a Desert themed range of sci-fi humans, the company produced the following.

All because someone jokingly asked for cyber camels.

Of course if they did produce such a beast, my Rough Rider counts as sci-fi Sudan campaign Camel Corps to add to the Praetorians would have to happen.