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.




Sunday, 5 November 2017

Sepulchral Guard

Shadespire time again. The awesome Sepulchral Guard came out on Saturday, so here they are painted up.

The Sepulchral Guard

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire

Don't worry. I'm not dead. Life just conspires sometimes to give one other things to do. However as it is half term this week I have had the opportunity to dig into a hobby project.

Garrek's Reavers

Friday, 9 June 2017

Age of Sigmar: Skirmish

I know, it's strange. Everyones excited about 8th edition 40k, and here I am painting up some Age of Sigmar stuff.

However, I quite like the skirmish ruleset and I think it's a really good introduction to wargaming in general.

With that in mind, we will be playing some games as a family, my wife is painting up some Seraphon and my 7 year old is painting up some Ironjaws.

I will have photographs of both of these on my blog. However, for now I am bringing you my 50 renown Deathrattle warband.

Deathrattle Warband

Friday, 2 June 2017

Blood Bowl Grombrindal

I went to Warhammer Fest the other weekend, and while it was an awesome and fun event, things were a bit thin on the ground in terms of limited edition things to buy.

I did pick up this little chap.
Grombrindal
Yes, he's a dwarf, but he can play for the Humans and I have decided to pick up all the star players my human team can use.

Fun to paint because he looks a little different from the rest of the team.

I did also get the Black Gobbo, but my wife is painting that one to go with her Orc team.