Friday, 25 December 2015

Upping my Game

So. Happy New Year.

So while I was developing my Grysyn project I decided that I wanted to make a display plinth of some sort.

I started out with some random boxes to build up some sort of idea of what the display will look like..

Thinking about it I was full of flu at the time so the boxes aren't really that random after all.

I bought some pre-cut 3mm thick mdf from ebay, cut some holes to make the bases appear flush and then started messing around with some hirst arts casts I had around..

I mainly used pipes to conjure up an industrial feeling then added some corner pieces for a bit of variety.

I then covered all exposed areas with various textured material. I used the wallpaper stuff that I use for many of my bases and some steel patterned plasticard. I also used some (wanting for a better description) stripy textured plasticard for the walls.

There is the final mock up with the team in place.

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Friday, 18 December 2015

The Main Man

Finally the ringmaster....

Another ogre dude, but with a top hat..

I thought I would show some WIP in progress because I am quite pleased with the result.

I used some strips of plasticard to form the outline of the coat, then filled out the gaps with greenstuff to make it more overcoaty.

The gun is from the ork warlord kit. I know, the barrels need drilling.

Really like this guy! Well apart from the top hat, which hasn't quite turned out the way I thought.

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Friday, 11 December 2015

Cousin Sniper Dude

I built this sniper dude using parts from the ogre kingdoms range..

I really like the way he turned out and I think that he makes a better ratling sniper type than those dwarf based models that I made a while back. Oh well. Ho hum.

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Friday, 4 December 2015

Grumpy Grandad

Next up for the Gryson family we have a wizened preacher type...

The only change that I made was to build some sort of reliquary type thing onto the end of the staff. I guess he could double up as either a psycher or preacher.

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Friday, 27 November 2015

Big Sis

Dick Grayson has a big sis. In this merry band she is some sort of psycher type. and is represented by a fig from hasslefree miniatures..

I didn't add anything else to this model. Don't think it needs it!

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Friday, 20 November 2015

A Theme Emerges

So I built the assassin dudes. Awesome. But then I was kind of stuck for a theme that would tie the collection of miscreants together. I was proper stuck, but then it hit me..


But I need to change the name slightly, so they became the Grysyns... Much more 40kish!

Yup, I'm sure it has been done before, but it hasn't by me, so I thought that I would use this as the theme. I guess the most important element would be Dick Grayson himself. I checked out various models on offer, and perhaps unsurprisingly, there were not that many 10 or 11 year old child models available. 

Anyway, I found this guy from the Malifaux range, added some bits, and boom, future nightwing is born...

All I did was swap out the spear head for something more dark elar-y, along with the shoulder pad. I added a book on his back and then sculpted a book holster tpye thing from greenstuff.

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Friday, 13 November 2015

The Last Assassin

Here is the final assassin dude...

More swords but this time a head from the flagellent kit. 

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Friday, 6 November 2015

More Deathcult Assassins

Another dude with a pair of swords...

The torso is from one of those ogre kingdom goblin types and the right arm is from a necromunda ganger. Quite like this guy!

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Friday, 30 October 2015

Another Change of Direction

So I was merrily cracking on with my chaos bits when I was struck by some inspiration with what to do with some dark eldar bits I bought off ebay a while back

So as part of my inquisition project, which has been fermenting in the back of my mind for quite some now, I present the first of my henchmen, and the first death cult assassin...

The torso is from some celtic barbarian type from some mode range that I cannot recall. Again from ebay, A couple of power swords from some grey nights and boom. Doneskie.

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Friday, 23 October 2015

Spawn Team

Here is the whole ensemble. I even tried to get a bit creative with my humble camera phone a few snaps later...

Friday, 16 October 2015

Spawn 6

The tentacle monster approaches!

Models painted... 57

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Friday, 9 October 2015

Spawn 5

The second spawn to use some flamer bits. I quite like the way his head worked out, but unfortunately I think I had ran out of ideas with his legs. Really dislike.

Models painted... 56

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Friday, 2 October 2015

Spawn 4

I think this is my favourite spawn. I kind just went for it on this guy and made a scorpion type thing. I really like it! 

Models painted... 55

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Friday, 25 September 2015

Got A Game In

Got a game in a while back. Can't remember many details, but it involved my IG surging forwards, getting gunned down, my assassins doing tome serious damage, then my buddy Stes siege dreads bringing the pain. Fun times!

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Friday, 18 September 2015

Spawn 3

The title says it all really. Spawn number 3 is ready to go an leg around like a loon. I feel as though the whole red eye thing works really well here

Models painted... 54

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Friday, 11 September 2015

Spawn 2

Here is spawn number 2. Turns out I didn't take too many photos of this guy on his tod. I quite like the way the little space marine head is refusing to be overtaken by the techno virus.

Models painted... 53

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Friday, 4 September 2015

Spawn 1

Finished up the first of the chaos spawn. Here is the hug monster!

Not entirely sure that I like how his teeth have turned out. It'll do!

Models painted... 52

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Friday, 28 August 2015

Warhammer World Grand Reopening

So yes, I went to this shindig. I know that it was ages ago now, but I thought I would share a few things that particularly struck me that I've not noticed else where on t'internet.

Love dem shields...

Vomiting trolls

Many tanks

Love the wings on this vulture (Valkyrie?). Also didn't even notice the munition train in the background

Where there blame theres a claim.
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Friday, 21 August 2015

Summer Happened


So once again summer came round, my hobby time fell through the floor and my posts dried up. But fear not, I am going to get back into the swing of things, hopefully.

I also noticed that my blog has not crept of 6000 views, which is pretty cool if you ask me. Thanks for hitting refresh all them times whoever you are!

So, some things that distracted me were...

Warhammer world!

Some mega hot sauce. I mean this is some serious flavour in a bottle.

Went up a Welsh mountain in the typical early summer

Found a rusty landy

Started playing x-wing more. Yay more expensive miniatures to buy.

Went to Norfolk for a wedding shindig. Street Morris Dancing broke out

Learned that peacocks can actually fly. Or at least jump

Watched a rugby match. Go Wigan!
Went to Geneva for an awesome wedding party with  awesome russians

Went to Rockfest Barcelona

A friend kept on falling asleep after drinking beer!

Upon my return to blighty. another mate promptly fell asleep in the pub. For like an hour. Must be the way I tells them.

Got close enough to hack that portal

Found a rusty boat

Watched Europe burn beneath a tidal wave of ufos

Went up another mountain in the traditional british summer. This time in the Lake District

I started reading the Mistborn trilogy. Awesome.

Finally, I came "this" close to being a Nightwish fan, but it turns out that it is just that one song after all.

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