Monday, 13 February 2017

Squaduary 2017 - First Dude Done

Hey hey.

Cracking on through Squaduary and I've finished the first of my Raptors. Well, apart from the base but I'll do them at the same time at the end. The rest of the squad have had most of their base colours blocked in too so I'm pretty hopeful that I'll get the squad done in time.

Some pics....











Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Squaduary 2017 - Some Porgress

Hey hey.

A big thanks to Rory over at SteppingBetweenGames for getting things organised and off to a flying start. Loads of pledges are over there and I'm happy to be part of it!

Squaduardy week 1 is over and I've made a really good start on my Raptors. In an effort to improve my painting, or at least my painting technique, I'm trying to do things a little bit differently with these dudes. Usually I block in the main colours and then do the detail bits. But not this time!

This time, I'm trying to do the raised detail first and then backfill the larger panels, and you know what, I'm finding myself getting a lot less frustrated and therefore making fewer mistakes that then then need to be fixed. It seems to be easier to paint into a corner (eg the inner corner of a space marine pauldron) rather than paint the raised edges without touching the background. If you see what I mean.

I think from next week I'll put a few more in progess photos up on twitter or instagram or something too.

So, some picys...









In other news, Kreator have a new album out...



Which is nice.

So for this week I see hazard stripes in my future

Thanks for reading!



Friday, 3 February 2017

#Squaduary 2017 - Built Some Dudes

#Squaduary rolls on and I've done with the building. Happy days. I decided to put some effort into the bases early on and leave off the jump packs for now...








Thanks for reading, and happy #Squaduarying..

Monday, 30 January 2017

Berserker Showcase

The final batch of models that I finished in 2016 were a mighty squad of beserkers for my legion of preference, the Iron Warriors. This also included an interpretation of Kharn the Betrayer himself. I built these before the heady days of the Traitors Hate book, so i was kind of lucky that at apush the 20 dudes can count as that Murderhorde formation or whatever it is called.
Anyway, here are a few picys...




This was a white dwarf freebie many moons ago



Kahn







Some family photos to end up with...




Thanks for reading!

Friday, 27 January 2017

#Squaduary 2017 - The Pledge

Hey hey. I decided ti get involved in this years #squaduary event. I kind of shadowed last years #dreadtocber and thought that I would make solid bash at this one. But what to do? I'm trying to build up enough Iron Warriors to form one of those warband detachments and I'm still missing a few things from there. So a squad of Iron Warrior Raptors it is then.

But anyway, here is a pile of raptor bits that have been recently removed from the sprue...



Thanks for reading and happy #Squaduary to those taking part!

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.