Saturday, 14 July 2018

Nagash, Supreme Lord of the Undead

Nagash
Why stop at painting one large centerpiece unit when you have the Supreme Lord of all the undead sitting in your painting pile. Another miniature just crying out for the new technical paints.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Coven Throne

Coven Throne
Now that the new technical paints have come out, I can progress through my backlog of things with spirits and such on which were vaguely on hold since the two new paints I talked about in my last update were announced. First up is the coven throne.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Nighthaunt Gloom

Myrmourn Banshees
So as you probably know the new edition of Age of Sigmar launched this weekend. I had the good fortune to be up at Games Workshop HQ for the Age of Sigmar open day. One product that may have been overlooked is the two new technical paints. Nighthaunt Gloom and Hexwraith Flame. The following is my attempt at a review of those paints.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Imperial Knights

Knight Lancer
So with the new Imperial Knight stuff I realised that I could fit one of the new Armigers into a 2000 point list. I painted one up recently (he is down the bottom) but I also decided to photograph and upload my other four older knights. I should point out that the alternate head on the lancer here is also a recent paint job, which is why it looks so much better then the rest of the knight.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Ironskull’s Boyz

Ironskull's Boyz
I don't really like Orks. Orcs. Orruks. Green bald barbarian men. However, I had these guys knocking around due to wanting the shadespire cards, and I wanted something different to paint to refresh the creative particles. I decided to paint them in a slightly more realistic style rather then the comic book yellow style that Games Workshop use for their own Ironjaw's. I think it looks quite good, although I suppose the weapons do blend into the armour. I could have used some random black or gold or bronze or something to break it up, but there is always that tension between what colours would look good, and what colours things feel like they "should" be. This time common sense won out.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Grey Knights... and another knight.

Tw updates a week in the small hours of the morning? Can you tell it's the half term holiday? I decided I wanted to paint more stuff and I had these guys sitting around on my half done projects shelf. So a little while back I decided to only collect imperial armies in 40k to try and cut down on the number of little painted figures I have to share my appallingly tiny flat with. (that's not working out so well). One of the side effects of this was that I needed to replace the small army I use in my school Warhammer club  when we get an odd number of students. I have always had a kinda-sorta relationship with Grey Knights. I always thought they were really cool in small numbers but was a little leery of giant armies of them. So a small 35 power army of them seems like a cool way to scratch that itch.   

Grand Master Voldus

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Legion of Nagash (so far)


As those (all three of you) who follow my instagram will know, I have been painting a horde of skeletons to channel the nervous energy generated at work into something useful. I completed this mammoth unit of 40 over the bank holiday weekend and decided now would be a good time to take a look at the skeletal horde I have assembled so far. 

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Necromunda! (and other ramblings about skirmish games)

Solaris of House Escher
Well, I finally got around to doing some more painting, this time of my starting house Escher gang for the new edition of Necromunda. These miniatures were a real joy to build and paint, and I'm really very pleased with how they turned out. I have also tried to up my photography game a little bit so I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Cheer up Kid.



As a teacher, I seem to spend half my life trying to give teenagers perspective. They have an alarming tendency to view everything in frankly apocalyptic terms. Now I think everyone needs a bit of perspective.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Doctor Who?

So, I got an early Christmas present from a good friend of mine. That most intriguing of gifts, miniatures for a system you don't play.

In this case the game was Warlord Games "Exterminate!" and the set was The Twelfth Doctor and Companions. Which is good, because Peter Capaldi is my favorite of the modern era of Doctors.