Sunday, 4 June 2017

Sledgehammer BFG and Victoria Miniatures

As some lucky types on the North American continent have already got their hands on the guns, Victoria Miniatures have released the first of the add ons and alternatives for the set as well as resin versions of the Bones crew.

US$74.99 for the retail price.

 I'm not too bothered by the barrel above but I do like the look of the blast shield.  But do I wait even longer for the tracks?

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Kickstarter Projects Within Sniffing Distance

It has been a week for good news as regards the Kickstarters I have backed.

First of all, the Reaper/ Victoria Miniatures Sledgehammers (or BFGs) should be crossing the Atlantic right now to a UK distribution hub.



Additionally, Mantic are close to approving the design of the Tunnelers for my alternate Praetorian Armoured Fist platoon.  Test shots of a plastic model are shown below:

The race is on.  I need to have these in hand and done by the end of Summer.  After that, no hobby time for quite a while!!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Stompa Camo

Following the purchase from the show last week, I picked up some Army Painter sprays...and pound shop Blu Tac... in town this morning before having fun this afternoon.

I tend to go for more of a toned down 'realistic' camo for my Blood Axes.  This one is courtesy of Army Green and Desert Yellow.

Next week, when I remember to bring my paints home, I'll work on the head gear and some other details.

Monday, 15 May 2017

When You Get A Tax Rebate Before A Wargames Show...Part 2

A Stompa for £40.  That was bought and placed in the back of a car within 10 minutes of getting in the venue.

It's not perfect.  The original owner has left a fair few gaps that will need filling but the box came with most of the parts still on their sprues.

The one addition I have made however is the presence of a large lump of green stuff on the head for a beret.  The Stompa will be providing heavy support for my Blood Axe boys.  I've used the Blood Axe symbol from the Nobs kit to add a beret badge.

I think to save time, this one will be painted with sprays and the use of large amounts of blue tac for a camouflage pattern.

Busy times!!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

When You Get A Tax Rebate Before A Wargames Show...Part 1

Hey, it's like free money!!

First of, there were two boxes of Kharadron Arkanauts crying to be bought.

We have a Command Squad...

...with Officer and Plasma Gunner.

A Medic.

A Platoon Standard Bearer (using old Imperial Guard Orderly bits).

The second squad to make up the Platoon.

This Squad's missile launcher uses a spare Sentinel missile launcher (at least I think that's where the bit comes from).

The first Squad I built waiting some undercoat.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Returning To My One True Love...The Imperial Guard.

After a short dalliance with other projects, it's back to painting the Redcoat masses.  First of all I have to finish the smaller details and helmets on this platoon, then it's on to the mortar squads.

Of course, we have to see what happens to the Guard with 8th Ed rules but, if it takes 500 bolters to bring down a Gorkanaut ( ), can I fit enough lasguns on aboard to do the same?

At least it loks like a slight reversion to 2nd Ed rules is going to happen.  Those lascannons inside a squad can now go after a different target from the main troopers.

Friday, 14 April 2017

The Muster At Calth (Mini-Me Version)

Most recently, the muse has struck me with respect to the Horus Heresy plastics.

With some spare time available, I have completed some further work on the two MkIII armour squads and begun the basics on a further two MkIV squads.

I have some of the FW exclusives to catch up on as well.  The work never stops.

After these and following another FW purchase, I'll be building up some MkIV Night Lords adversaries for the UMs.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Ravaging The Bits Box

Every now and again, it's nice to see what you can come up with from whatever bits you have left over from previous projects.

I came up with this!!!

Left over Chimera and spare Goliath bits equals a new vehicle for the Genestealer Cult.

Much better than buying a new Goliath....and definitely better than my previous half-assed Blood Axe Sentinel/ Killa Kan concoction.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

New GW Terrain Looks Good

As one of the lucky few to get hold of the Shadow War box, I've been able to get a head start with the new industrial terrain.  I may not get many more sets but for those with a bit of wedge and inspiration, there may not be a limit to what you can do with the kits.
This is just a rough first build plus you can mix and match through the use of the connectors meaning you don't have to glue it into one static build.

The winner for me is the Mechanicus spider crane thingy.  Looks like the sort of deranged concoction that Toy Story's Sid would come up with.

Monday, 27 March 2017

He's That Tall, He's Got Snow On Top!!

Thanks to work (which does allow me to buy the toys), I'm a week or two behind everyone else with getting my hands on the new releases.  As a result, I've only just managed to get my Spiritual Liege built and undercoated ready for painting over the Easter period.

Now I know he's a bit Ultrabling but I like the model. It will spur me to learn how to paint flames for a start.  He is tall though.