Wednesday, 11 January 2017

2017 Targets

So I've taken the list of stuff that I had to do and then added more things! Fun!

I'll probably try to keep this list updates through the year as things progress.

Iron Warriors

  • Paint Chosen
  • Paint Havocs
  • Paint Terminators
  • Prime more Terminators
  • Prime Bikers
  • Build, prime and paint the raptors
  • Build, prime and paint more helbrutes
  • Build, prime and paint some warsmiths
  • Paint Terminator Lord
  • Paint Land Raider

Imperial Guard

  • Paint the Stormhammer
  • Paint two Valkyries

Inquisition Stuff

  • Build up some more inquisitor stuff and warbands

Deathwatch

  • Build and paint the marines in the deathwatch box
  • Build and paint the tyranids in the deathwatch box

Orks

  • Paint 3 Big Gunz
  • Paint Stompa
  • Paint 10 Meganobz
  • Repaint 2nd ed dread
  • Repaint all my 2nd ed Goffs and Grots (dear god why do I want to do that)
  • Finish off 2 battlewagons
  • Finish off loads of buggies
  • Paint bunch of deffcoptas
  • See what needs to be done with the bunch of orks I got off ebay:

Dystopian Wars

  • Finish British Fleet
  • Finish Japanese Fleet
  • Finish Merchant ships
  • Finish 3 oil rigs
  • Finish 2 lighthouses
  • Finish 2 islands

Hobby Stuff


  • PLAY SOME GAMES
    • This is really important. Want to do this so much.
  • Come up with some way of displaying some stuff
  • Pain the Wall of Martyrs Stuff
    • Aquila Strongpoint
    • Vengeance Weapon Battery
    • Imperial Bunker
    • Imperial Defence Network
    • Imperial Defence Line
    • Firestorm Redoubt




Wowser that is a lot of stuff that needs doing! But then again its better than having boxes of stuff stashed away everywhere.

Thanks for reading

Sunday, 1 January 2017

2016: A Year in Review

Happy new year all. Onto some reviewing of my 2016. In short pretty good. Started off pretty crappily, with warhammer stuff taking a slide for some other commitments. I got the walking club web site spruced up by early summer, by which time my hobby mojo was returning.

By the end of the year I was getting some solid hobby achievements that I am fairly proud of. By the numbers I think I managed to paint 105 figures, which sounds pretty good to me. I made some serious headway with my Iron Warriors which was a major headache from earlier years.

The Blog

The blogger stats stuff don't seem that great. but here is my top post stuff 


Well since I only posted 6 blog things in 2016 it isn't that surprising that the stats are dominated by that post from 2014. I think I linked this one to some discussion on a thread on reddit so i'm not surprised that this is still the most popular post. Something to think about anyway.

The Hobby

The Good
  • Got stuck into my Iron Warriors. Two full squads, some characters and a Helbrute.
  • Finished my Grysyns. Proper happy with them.
  • Pretty happy I kept my spending under control.
The Bad
  • Not enough games. Only played a couple
The Ugly
  • Still not played Dystopian Wars. Will do one day.

The List


Here is a list I made the other year. Time to update it! Since I didn't do a review last year, this includes stuff from 2015 too. Bit of a cheat like.

Iron Warriors

  • Paint Berserkers
  • Paint Plague Marines
  • Paint Chosen
  • Paint Possessed
  • Paint Havocs
  • Paint Khan
  • Paint Terminators
  • Paint Terminator Lord
  • Paint Spawn
  • Paint Obliterators
  • Paint Hellbrute
  • Paint Land Raider

Imperial Guard

  • Paint 5 Ratling Snipers
  • Paint 4 Assassins
  • Paint 3 Psykers
  • Paint Special Weapons Squad
  • Paint Heavy Weapons Dudes
  • Paint Hostile Environment Squad
  • Paint two standard bearers
  • Paint two sergeants and medicmedic
  • Paint 2 Commissars
  • Paint Creed
  • Paint tech priest and 2 servitors
  • Paint Wyvern
  • Paint Leman Russ
  • Paint Chimera
  • Paint Colossus

Orks

  • Paint 3 Big Gunz
  • Paint Stompa
  • Paint 10 Meganobz
  • Repaint 2nd ed dread
  • Repaint all my 2nd ed Goffs and Grots (dear god why do I want to do that)
  • Finish off 2 battlewagons
  • Finish off loads of buggies
  • Paint bunch of deffcoptas

Dystopian Wars

  • Finish British Fleet
  • Finish Japanese Fleet
  • Finish Merchant ships
  • Finish 3 oil rigs
  • Finish 2 lighthouses
  • Finish 2 islands
Overall 2016 was great. But then again I'm not a celebratory. Thanks for reading and here's to a good 2017.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Iron Warrior Bikers

I took a bit of a break from painting to do some building. I decided that I needed to do something not related to Dark Angels with the DV box set. I simply have no interest with them. So I converted the ravenwing bikers into something more chaosy. That means spikes. Many spikes.

I got some bits for my birthday too so I should be well on the way for a black legion war band or something from the traitor legion book when that comes out.

I didn't really have a bold plan or anything in mind, I just sort of went for it. The sergeant guy with the robes was the trickiest part, but I've tried to disguise it a bit...









Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Going Beserk

The next big slab of Iron Warrior goodness I ploughed through was a bunch of berserkers. But you can't really have beserkers without the main alpha beserker, Kahn, himself. So I made an Iron Warrior flavoured one...




And now onto the rest...

Slight variant on the disco dancing beserkers


The classic white dwarf freebe from ages ago. I've been saving it!

Chain axe standards rule
 Some groups...





 The Maelstrom of Gore...






Models painted... 105

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 22 December 2016

The Rank and File

I decided a while back that the core of my Iron Warriors will be a cadre of bitter veterans. After flicking through the codes I decided to give them a kind of techno plague type thing going on.

Without further ado, here they are..






This is by far my favourite marine. Some old lead dude



Cool standard bearer chap

The whole ensemble 






  

Models painted... 84

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Obliterators

I bought a bunch of ogre kingdom stuff a while a back and decided to convert three of them into obliterators. My plan was to show a group of Iron Warriors who have fallen far from nobility into the thrall of daemonhood. 

Really happy with how this guy turned out. My plan worked!




Thought this guy was even better. The oversized giant head is full of rage...





Ultimately I was a bit disappointed with this guy. I think he needs some touch up work on the face but I kind of lost the will to properly finish him. So here he is... 







And some team photos...








Models painted... 67

Thanks for reading!