Monday, 4 November 2019

October overview - death from the skies!!

Once again a blink of an eye October has flow by!

What a month it was as well!!

I went on a bit of a purge with some of my Gates of Antares stuff that I don't use and decided to re-invest that into more GoA stuff that I will use ;)

So after some pondering I decided as I'm now so good at painting white I figured why not and the isorians would become the white death!

A quick test paint was followed up by a usual Anton batch painting session and hey ho I've a skirmish force ready to rock and roll!!

Not content with a new force I decided it was time that I finished off some odds and sods that I've had kicking around for a while. 

with an up and coming Burrows and badgers game I threw some paint on some models and hey presto another warband ready to go, including a big ass bear that I need to write some stats up for if I ever decide to run the system as a demo.

Not content with some Burrows and badgers I also had a bit of a terrain making phase and threw together some area terrain that I've had sitting around in a box for a while.

all I need to do is get some flock on the base and that'll be all sorted,

But this month wasn't all plain sailing.....

and after much bum clenching I managed to switch out the hot end of my prusa and get it fired back up, much to my delight!

so now that the printer is back up and running I figured it would be rude not to make some headway into the warlord....

so its been running full tilt with the armour plates, however this amount of time has given me some reading opportunity and I've decided to paint the warlord and the reaver in Mortis colours.

Not content with all the work done so far this month I moved my attention over to the droids from star wars legion clone wars and the basic starter set was done reasonably quick ready for a demo night in a few weeks, 

and as one of my followers on facebook pointed out these might have a touch of Russian green, well maybe....

And then onto the grand finish for the month, I've had these two models kicking around for a while and I eventually plucked up the balls to crack on with them!

comparing to the other drop pods they are huge!

so all decaled, weather and armed with weapons these are finally finished and I'm very happy with how they look, I just need to suss out how to transport them to games!

So lets have a look at the pledge...

Bought - 52

Painted - 107 ( mainly the terrain)

Difference + 55

so a great start of the final push for 2019,

now for the month of November I'm not too sure what to focus on models wise, I'd like to get the clones done for starwars and the rat themed gang for burrows and badgers. But apart from that I'm not too sure, Maybe I should start on the warlord for the end of year project.....

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

September round up, Slow progress

So once again its that time to have a look at to see whats been going on in the land of the Anton.

After finishing off a couple of starter bits for the world eaters recon rite of war I decided it was about time that I stepped up and actually finished of the daddy of all drop pods!

Now before you get excited these are not done "yet" however the airbrushing has been done and I'm now in the process of the detail work so you'll have to wait for the reveal.

I figured that as I'm working on the two big boys I might as well add the deathwind pods to the production line as well!!

As you could imagine these have taken up a massive amount of time so the model count this month is pretty poor however once these are done its full steam ahead with a few bits that I'm eager to get done.

So with a pretty limited amount of models being painted lets have a look at the pledge...

Painted - 12

Bought - 39

 Difference - 27

So a warlord sale and chillcon where I just happen to pass on by the Oathsworn stand and pick up "a few bits" has blown my pledge out of the water for this month.

On the positive side the year to date numbers are looking good!

Painted - 293

Bought - 381

Difference +88

So with about 12 weeks left before we flip 2019 its time to put my game face on and paint the stuff that I've got!

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Send in the armour! - August round up

So I've been slowing chugging through the latest rite of war for my world eaters, The armoured spearhead.

In a nut shell a fuck ton of predators and that's about it, Now this started off as a bit of a mess about list but has been quite tricky to perfect so far, with some very mixed results gaming wise.

So far I've managed 3 "troop" choices, a command option, heavy support and fast attack

I've still a few finishing touches to sort out in the form of shoulder pads for the commander and a knife pointing hand for one of the section leaders,

So whats left to round this fine treadhead force up to the standard 2.5k, well I've a couple of rhinos and a javelin to do and that's basically it however I need to crack on with those bits before I get distracted with the scouts that I "acquired" this month!

So lets have a look at the pledge....

Bought - 10

Painted - 6

Difference -4!

well its yet another shocker of low numbers from the Anton, however vehicles seem to take a fair amount of time to paint up when your doing multiples of them,

Will I get the rhinos and javelin done? who knows I'm like a hobby butterfly at the moment so lets wait and see on the next instalment of the Anarchy!

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Deploy the War Engine!

Well would you believe it!!

We're already into August so that means the that the Anarchy is officially 10 years old, and the most polite way of saying its been entertaining!

For all the action packed facts I'll cover off in my end of year review however in the meantime what have I been up to?

Well I've been slowly working my way though more world eaters for 30K obviously avoiding the big boy drop pod as I need to grow some balls of steel and crack on with them!

Command element for the armoured spearhead is done and dusted, apart from the shoulder pads! 

In a moment of "madness" I churned out the other 5 drop pods and 3 more predators. That leaves me with the last 3 predators, 2 rhinos and a javelin for the armoured spearhead to be "completed" for the orbital assault list I've 3 death storm pods to sort out as well as the 2 big boys and that will be that themed list "completed"

It's not all crazy ass marines I've been messing about with some old stuff I've had for a while...

Some reaper yeti's that will no doubt be used for This is not a test as most of my random model finds will be! However I've discovered a possible new system called Tribal that I'm looking to find out more about! 

Once those last bits or world eaters are done it'll be onto the Recon rite of war and that I'm still sussing out the list however scouts with shot guns in storm eagles does have a "certain" appeal....

Other things I've got in the pipe line is working on Richo the Reaver in celebration of the 10 years of waffling on about all manner of plastic / resin crack! So you'll see updates now and then with regards to the build on that one and I'm also planning on getting the 3D printed warlord worked on at the same time, so that should keep me busy!

The Prusa is beasting it's way though the warlord! 

and the reaver is ready for assembly!

So onto the pledge as its been a while !

Lets start with June:

Bought - 3
Painted - 7

Difference +4

I know a Shockley bad month for painting!


Bought - 0
Painted - 12

Difference +12

Still poor numbers wise but its a positive number I suppose!

Once my shift settles down at work and a new chapter begins in the House of the Anton then I'm sure the productivity will certainly improve!

Monday, 17 June 2019

The May Round up,

Well its a bit late but hey ho, its better late than never!

So May.....

It flew by and its was a month of mixed projects,

So I painted some crooked dice Ants using a zenith highlighting then with some washes shot through my air brush,

real quick and easy, and looks pretty good, Ironically I did these and GW announce the contrast paints which I'm looking to paint a whole lot of skaven with to speed up them!

other bits and bobs that I did was a 3D printed 40K container,

looks ok and will do for scatter terrain for the ZM board, only down side to this piece was the print time!

and talking of the ZM board the doors have been sorted out so I can say that the 3x3 is finished!

The only other thing that I've done is a test paint for the orbital assault list that is next for the world eaters.

just another 5 to go!

So its been a reasonable month with regards to painting....

Bought - 89
Painted - 48

Difference -41

however due to a superb deal from Dan, the bought pile flew through the roof!!

However lets see what happens for the month of June even though we are half way though, so best put down the PS4 controller and pick up a brush! 

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

3D printing a Spartan!

A long long time ago in a bar far far away, A drunken conversation took place with regards to the how the wargaming world would change once tech was more accessible to the masses....

And boy oh boy its now that time!

So after printing a legion table and a zone mortalis board I figured it was about time that I tried something apart from terrain and off to thingieverse I went!

Now some stuff is very practical and useful however I'm looking for the "oh that's cool" files and I must admit that there are some very talented people out there and the designs that they have produced are mind blowing, however the million dollar question is will it print!

So I decided to take the plunge and go balls deep, As I'm purely focusing on the 13th Legion - World Eaters the design that I found fitted the feel of the world eaters and decided to go for it.

so it started off with the front ramp. 

then onto the front half of the hull. 

then onto the track units, 

Starting to take shape nicely 

Then it was onto the task of assembling this bad boy! 

So due to the joins and the like a bit of prep work was needed before starting on the painting

the doors were not very defined so I decided to have a bit of a play and use some waste bits of filament to make an edge and then some spare symbols from rhino doors cut out and I was quite happy with the result, 

So once all the boring stuff was done, I broke out the airbrush and the painting began. 

 Once the block colours were sorted then it was just a matter of getting the detail work done, however I'd ran out of gun metal for the side sponsons and heavy bolters

Once that stuff had turn up and Steve over at Barwell Body Works sorted out my poorly airbrush due to another anton special technique that screwed the cone and I didn't even realise it! 

Go buy some stuff from him, he's the man!

barwell body works

In fact the courses that Steve runs are superb, go give it a crack!

So with the 105 back in action it was a simple task of doing the weapons and gluing them on, I did consider magnets for transportation however they didn't hold very well, So I glued them on.

So that's the transport for some horrible mofo's to go charging across the field of battle, now lets consider the whole situation with the fact that this is 99% home made from files I found on the net and total cost its about 20 quid of material and printer running cost.

So with the right amount of skill it is possible to replicate off the shelf models of a certain size, with liquid printers then that's going to be aimed at the smaller models like infantry and upgrades which you can already do via shapeways however the STL files are not available for purchase so you would need to find these on the net or design them yourself and we're not all as talented in the same area.

Will this replace shop bought kits?

No of course not but a few will continue to push the limits of the tech and use it for the table top world.

Oh and if you want the link to the model click below...