Friday, 18 August 2017

30K 13th Legion the Ultramarines continue on the march to war!

Way back in March I showed off the start of the 13th Legion and I've realised that I've not done an update on these on the actual blog.

I've been posting the odd pic on my facebook page which seems to get more interaction than blog posts but that's another subject for another time!

So what have I been adding to the 13th?

well a 10 man assault unit was thrown into the mix for some fast moving cannon fodder, 2 command rhino's as well as 3 rhino's. The biggest add on to the legion is a deredeo dreadnought with lascannons for some anti flier action and because I don't do subtle I've gone for a talon of leviathans!

These bad boys come in at a mere 910 points with out the armoured ceramite, costing more than a warhound titan! however I've faced these a couple of times on the field and they are a pain in the arse, however three of them I'll be making no friends with these so it'll be maximum cheese lists only!

I've gone for 2 storm cannons that should take care of those pesky power armoured chaps and will cut through what ever is stupid enough to stand in front of them!

I've gone for 2 of the dreadnoughts armed the same with a siege drill and a grav flux, 

and onto the deredeo, this will be the focal point of my anti flier part of the army who can also fire ground based targets if needed.

 over I'm really happy with how the army is looking at really need to sort out a game with what I've got painted so far,

I've only one more element to finish off for the 13th and that would be a breacher squad with a landraider transport keeping in the theme of the whole army being mounted.

Roughly this is about 3500 points so I could stop however that's not going to happen! 

Once the breachers are done its the question of what to add next? I'm tempted to get a 6th  troop choice and then start looking at some fast attack choices as I've not seen alot of local players using bikes, jet bikes or landspeeders.

any thoughts on the above?

Saturday, 12 August 2017

The Wraithguard continues.....

A couple of weeks ago I decided to dip my toe into the torney scene and played a 4 game 1000 point 40k torney.

I wasn't expecting to set the world of fire as my list building thought process consists of "oohhh that's cool" and build an army around a certain type of model or theme.

Overall the day was fairly good no real hassle with regards to rules and the like certainly need to play more of 8th and it hasn't put me off, in fact fuelled the fire with regards to GW stuff and I'm looking at factions and themed lists that I've not looked at for a long long time! 

For this I decided to take the wraith guard and that would involve actually getting some more of the bits and bobs done.

So  after a few sessions locked away from the GC I managed to crack out the following...

however I'm still playing catch up with the Eldar and due to the fact that I was doing blue on the wave serpent and had some left over I used the spare paint to get some base colours on the ultramaine bits I've had knocking about for a while. More on that when I've finished them off and done so other bits and bobs,

So some close up pics of the wave serpent, this was a challenge for myself with the big smooth surfaces as well as the main colour being yellow,

after some trial and error I managed to get it locked down to a point that I was happy with, 

I decided to go for some weathering on the model something that I've done on plenty of imperiam and ork models so I figured lets give it a crack on the wave serpent and it came out really well. 

you'll see in the back ground I've a fair few more wraith guard to crack out as well as a second wave serpent I also might have picked up a wraith knight.....

So onto the pledge!

July - the month of child care and crazy antics!

Bought - 19
Painted - 51

Difference + 32

so as well as the blood & plunder models as well as Joe's warmachine I did a test paint on some striking scorpions and finished some random models that I've kicking around for a while.

These I picked up from the Dr Who range from warlord games ages ago and only after starting to watch  the new series of Dr Who did I come across the Silence and I think they are great bad guys so another couple of sets and that should give me enough for a skirmish force just need to actually play a game!

these are the robots from White dragon that I picked up way back in Feb at Robin, designed for a 15mm sci-fi system I'll be using these for this is not a test until the White dragon rules hit the streets.

and that's it for the mean time, I'll be continuing on the 13th Legion and trying not to buy more random 40K stuff!!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Winter weathered Cygnar - Warmachine

One of the guys at the club asked me to crack out some stuff for him, Normally I don't bother with painting other people stuff as I have more than enough to keep me occupied however Joe's a good lad so I figured why not!

The original brief was WW2 style Americans and that mutated into a whitewash looking jack heavy army...

To be honest this threw me out of my comfort zone as I'd never tried that type of look before so off to you tube I went and after a few hours of learning new stuff I decided to go for it!

So the first batch, mainly all jacks, according to Big Joe this is a bit of a naughty list? means bugger all to me! 

The goblin guys were cool to paint and I made the skin colour a little lighter than I would normally do, the gamble paid off! 

No idea on the names of the jacks, but the same paint scheme was applied to each one and Joe's happy with them so all is peachy! Now its onto the infantry so I'll do that in units so I don't lose the will to live!

as "payment" I'm getting hold of a faction that's caught my eye,

not sure on the colour scheme yet so might have a mooch on google images and see what catches my eye!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

arrgh me hearties! - Spanish Blood & Plunder

Well it would appear that the deadline that Lee gave me kick started my painting mojo!

Given a weeks notice I cracked out the Spanish that I got from the Blood and Plunder KS a while back, all that's needed for these is some transport and I'm done!

The models are painted to a fairly basic standard however the dirty and grubby look suits them well, I went with quite restricted colours.

The bases I did try something different though, rather than the usual sand, paint it brown base colour then two levels of high light I simply got some soft wash really watered it down and put it on the sand whilst the PVA was drying then let it dry over night, then a quick dry brush of yellow ochre and that was it! 

Currently firelock games have a second kickstarter running to add the Dutch, Pirates and the native Caribbeans as well as some extra ships into the product line. blood and plunder no peace beyond the line

go have a mooch and get involved!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

June The Pledge, Crash and burn baby!

Well no easy way of looking at this month!

Bought : 139
Painted : 19

Difference : -120!

Yea I might have gone a bit bonkers on 8th Edition and got a load of pox walkers and not forgetting about the eldar they increased in the ranks as well.

Add on the fact that the weather has been scorching for the second half of June turning the geek room into a sauna I've done bugger all!

However rather than dwell on the doom and gloom at least I now have in incentive to get some stuff done with my blood and plunder Spanish that need doing by next weekend and the Derby show rapidly approaching so that's the K47 Russains that need cracking out.

Also with a 1000 point 40K torney over at Weekend Warlords I'm gonna be looking to field a fully painted force and maybe just may be I can get some "man points" for a nicely painted army!

Oh did I mention that school holidays start in two weeks.....

Operation Don't kill the GC will be great fun, now to try and teach her to airbrush......

Monday, 12 June 2017

Preparing for 8th, The Rebirth!

Way back when I started this blog it was mainly 40K that I was posting and over time that started to whittle away and get replaced with various systems that have come and gone over the years,

However with the release of 8th Ed this coming weekend an inner fire has reignited mainly due to the social media marketing from GW, Something that I'd thought I'd never see!

As I've an extensive collection of various armies from 40K the most sensible thing would be to dust off one of those and start learning again....

But this is the Anton that we are talking about and what better way to get frothy about a new system is to purchase and paint a "patrol" type force!

Eldar or what ever they will be called in the new edition have always been an army to float my boat way back when I played space marine with my old man. 

One of my favourite unit type for the eldar is the wraithguard, so in a moment of madness I got hold of some plastic crack and simply went for it! 

As I knew that the rules would be changing and all that jazz I was tempted to only part build them and then once I'd sussed out the rules then configure the army to a strong play style, That didn't quite goto plan! 

In my mind I wanted to paint the army in the colour of the Iyanden craftworld, it fits the fluff and also has one of the hardest colours known to man. Yellow!

I also decided to try something completely different with this force and do the core colour with an airbrush. It's made a massive difference and the above force was painted in about a week!

So if your in the Leicester area and are free on the 17th pop on down the Leicester Phat cats for a day of 8th Edition and blow away some yellow dudes!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

The Pledge - May

Half way through 2017 already, Bloody hell best start wrapping up some random projects I've had kicking around for the first half of the year!

So what have I been up to recently?

I started a shadow war gang in the form of orks and ended up being the most expensive conversions that I've done for infantry as I hit the spellcrow website and went "shopping"

The theme of the models are latino gangsters hence the uniform colours, lots of GTA was played as "research"

Slowly I've been adding to the smurfs, however with the 8th edition ready to drop in a couple of weeks I pulled back on the painting until I could see what might be happening, as the future looks bright I banged out these guys.

shame that 30K is staying within the monster that is 7th. 

Finally I did some more random models for this is not a test, add the bits of resin terrain that I get from crooked dice the other week, I should really start on the terrain for the board!

These guys are from brother vinnies, superb models and the details is great, however with Morphus recently announcing that they are doing a fallout game it'll be interesting to see how they compare.

So onto the "Pledge"

Bought - 31
Painted -  56

Difference + 56

a stark change compared to April where picking up the models for the Derby board killed the April pledge!