Friday 21 December 2018

Blood Bowl Slann

From Slaanesh to Slann- these are the last things to come off my painting queue before I knuckle down for the Analogue Challenge.
Blood Bowl Slann- The Dunwich Hoppers

This team was a true crowdfunder by a fan (J-Bone) rather than a company, and they are an absolute delight. They're single piece white metal with a variety of poses and distinguishable positional players. You'll recall I did a frog referee as a test a few months ago. It's an added painting challenge to prevent greenskinned players from blending into the pitch.
Slaan Blitzers

Slaan Catchers

Slaan Linefrogs

Slaan Linefrogs

I've never played them, but I've got my hopes really high that they will suit my crazy risky playstyle*.

I've still got a few more staff and star players to finish off, but will leave them until after the Challenge.


Friday 14 December 2018

40K Slaanesh Chaos Marines

These are from GW's Assassinorum game, which I picked up relatively cheap second hand. They may see some Kill Team action. I quite like the hot pink, it will be delightfully obnoxious on the battlefield. It was a bit refreshing to do a quick and nasty job on these.

The Terminator Sorcerer had been assembled but not de-flashed to my liking, so I tore him apart and cleaned him up before reassembly and painting. There was much swearing in the disassembly. He comes with a familiar, which is used as a turn marker in the game.

I'd painted one of the marines before, and his similar brothers now join him.

I've got a small horde of cultists to get through, and will aim to get some done before the Analogue Challenge kicks off.

I still haven't settled on a chapter or cult name.

Friday 7 December 2018

An important spray undercoat accessory, reforged

A few years ago I made Excalibur out of balsa wood and magnetic tape. She was used to hold washer-based figures for prepping with spray undercoat in a rotisserie style, as it really helps the spray reach all the nooks and crannies.

Unfortunately, I broke her by ill-advisedly using her to beat the dust out of a carpet...

With the Analogue Challenge IX approaching, I'm in full prep mode again (I hate prepping). I visited my local hardware store and got some self-adhesive magnetic tape and a metre of wood. I also got a steel post for use with figures with magnets under their bases.

I thus present Narsil and Andúril!
Andúril and Narsil

Narsil and Andúril

I've kept the tape central on Narsil, so that I can hold it at either end and get the spray where I need it.

Cue goosebumps:

Friday 30 November 2018

Space Hulk- Broodlord and genestealers

Phew! That's the end of my Space Hulk project!

I was very proud of myself in 2009 when I held off getting this, despite GW stating this game would never be reprinted.
Photo from Blood of Kittens

In 2014 when they reprinted it, I folded like a wet paper bag. It still took me four years to paint, and I guess we're due for another edition?!

So here's all 22 genestealers, on my Necromundan Zone Mortalis tiles with the Battlefield Accessories walls. I rebased the stealers on 32mm bases with my generic indoor/ desert basing. There are still some little details to be done, but if I'm honest, who's looking?
Space Hulk genestealers

The Broodlord, on a 40mm base.
Space Hulk Genestealer Broodlord

And, as a final bonus, here's the C.A.T. and a relic.

I couldn't get the Skullometer™ to read all the skullz on the stealers, but the C.A.T. and relic read 13.

Thursday 22 November 2018

Happy blog day to me!

It's my 7th Bloggiversary! This year's reminiscing is brought to you by the letter 'B' (for Barks' Bloggiversary):

Back to the (grimdark) future

I can't really hide that this year has seen an unexpected resurgence in my interest in GW. Necromunda, Kill Team, Space Hulk, and Blood Bowl have been a big chunk of my hobby time. I'm looking at Blackstone Fortress, the 40K version of Warhammer Quest. I feel a little dirty. If you'd told me this five or ten years ago I'd have been very surprised.

Battle of Britain

I really enjoyed painting these cheerful planes, although I was a little underwhelmed by the game.
Hello, Rabbit Leader!

Blood Bowl

I finished two teams this year, Khorne and Wood Elves. In 2019 I intend to finish my long-term goal of having played all 27 official teams at official tournaments!
Hardcore Khorne

Fangorn Forest Entwives- Best Painted Team, CanCon 2018


Next year I expect to receive the Batman: Gotham City Chronicles kickstarter, which is going to be a bat-load of toy soldiers. I'm looking forwards to some bright superhero colours, and it is giving impetus for me to finish a number of stagnant projects before the bat-crate arrives. Brace yourself for plenty of bat-posts in 2019!

Blood Angels

My 'big' project for the year was Space Hulk. I'm very happy they're done. A handful of genestealers to go!


This Vindicare was my entry for the AHPC VIII 'BFG' round. I'm looking forwards to AHPC IX starting next month, for which I have been volunteered as a minion.


I've played a lot of boardgames this year, including getting some good friends around for several days for some serious fun in August. I'm planning to do it again next year.


These Crowz are an evocative little flying horde

Bad Squiddo

I got my first figure from Annie Norman:

Bane mask

I'm slowly building up a nice genestealer cult, and I don't even play 40K...

Thanks for all your support! I really enjoy our little corner of the blogosphere.

Sunday 18 November 2018

Space Hulk- all terminators painted!

I've finally finished all the terminators for Space Hulk. It only took me four years! I was getting a bit fatigued toward the end, and I left out some detail painting. Here are all their pics- note that I rebased them halfway through!
Space Hulk Blood Angel Terminators- painted and in the Detolf!

Sergeant Lorenzo

Sergeant Gideon

Librarian Calistarius

Brother Leon

Brother Zael

Brother Claudio

Brother Deino

Brother Noctis

Brother Omnio

Brother Valencio

Brother Goriel

Brother Scipio

Bonus dead dude

Some thoughts:

  • Red is a challenging colour that I felt I had to master before I could commence this project, and I'm happy with the outcome. Army Painter Pure Red spray was excellent.
  • I'm glad I rebased them on 32mm sculpted bases, but wish I'd done it before I started.
  • I drilled out the barrels with a 1mm pin vice, which is such an improvement.
  • Most skulls: Librarian 26 and Dead Dude 27, but that's mostly from their scenery, so the winner is Sergeant Lorenzo with 15.

I've still got a dozen genestealers to go... and a C.A.T. ...

Friday 16 November 2018

Space Hulk- Sergeants

I find it really hard to finish projects without a deadline. I've powered through and finished off the last of my Space Hulk terminators!
Bang! Bang! Gideon's thunder hammer came down upon her head. I quite like the details on his storm shield.
Sergeant Gideon

Storm Shield
Sergeant Lorenzo was a bit of a hassle to paint with all those gems, and I kept rubbing off the paint on his cloak. The winged grail on his back snapped off due to getting repeatedly snagged on the custom foam case (fail), and I had to carefully pin it to fix it. I'm happy with his power sword, it is a simple and quick technique that I think is effective.
Sergeant Lorenzo

Power sword

So many gems...
This weekend I will put up some squad shots and some thoughts.


  • Gideon 9
  • Lorenzo 15