Saturday, 18 December 2010

Warmachine, first Khador mini's finished

Hi All

Finished the first models for my Warmachine Khador army. Warcaster and 2 Warjack all done. Just need Matt to finishes his Retribution of Scyrah models and hopefully we'll get a couple of learning games in over the christmas break.

Took plenty of pictures this time.


Sunday, 5 December 2010

Malifaux - Sonnia Criid's Crew

Hi all

Here's the finished pic's from my Sonnia Criid Crew starter set. Really happy with these, don't think the photo's do them justice.

I've also bought the Gremlin's starter set, once I have them painted I'll get some tester games in.

Friday, 19 November 2010

2 Tone Priming

Hi all

Just a quick update, a while ago I primed my Warmachine and some Malifaux minis. I thought I would try something a bit different.

I read a tutorial on 2 tone priming here and have been itching to give it a try. Basically its spraying your miniatures black, then a light dusting of white spray over the top where the light would hit it. This gives you the benefits of black and white undercoats.

Only painted one so far, my first Malifaux model. Worked really well, made a nice change painting over white.


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The Hellcannon is Finished!

Wow, its been ages since my last post. I've struggling to find the time, very busy at work.

I have had a bit of time to do some painting though and finished the Hellcannon Anyway enough talk, here's the pic's

Used my new way of painting brass on this model.
Paint Dwarven Brass, then a wash of Delvan Mud, followed with a wash of Turquoise Hawk (very thin, I might have put it on to thick), touch up with Dwarven Brass and highlight with Boltgun Metal or Mithril Silver.


Sunday, 10 October 2010

Warmachine, starting a Khador army

Hi All

I picked up the rulebook for Warmachine ages ago and finally got round to making the models I had collected.

For a while now I have wanted to try games other than the ones Games-Workshop make, its not that i'm bored of GW I just want to broaden my Gaming horizon. Also GW haven't really made a new game in 10 years.

My idea was to pick up a few rule-books and just enough model to play the games and see which I like most. (I think I may have a Rule-book collecting addiction)

Looking though the rulebook I liked Khador the most, none of the other races really appeal to me. To be honest I find Hordes much more interesting, I like the look of Trollbloods, Circle Orboros and Skorne, but the Hordes rule-book wasn't released at the time.

Anyway on to the models i've made. I've got about 21 points so far and I think I will leave it at that till I've played a few games.

The plastics are interesting. They aren't supplied the on traditional frames like Games-workshop models, but still have loads of mold lines.


Monday, 27 September 2010


Just a quick update on what i've been working. I've been doing a Hellcannon for my Warriors army and I will have to say, this is one of my least favourite models i've put together. It didn't fit together very well and nothings straight.

For the base, I've used an old movement tray which just happened to be the right size and cut some cork to fit

Next I will fill the gaps with filler then flock it.

I've also been making a whole load of other stuff as well, but I think I will save it for another post.


Sunday, 26 September 2010

Warhammer Forge, Dark Eldar & Chaos Dwarf = cool

I been having a look at the pictures from this years Games Day which have been posted on Bell of Lost Souls. And at first glance they look awesome.

The new Dark Eldar look much better than the old ones. although there is no chance I can start a new 40k army, I'm definitely thinking about them for a kill-team!

The Chaos stuff from Warhammer Forge also look really good, the only problem is that I said after the current batch of Chaos stuff i'm working on I wouldn't get any more.

And last but not least, the Chaos Dwarf. At the minute they look just like extra warmachines for Chaos, but then there's this guy, who looks like a army general, so maybe we will some Chaos Dwarf infantry.


Sunday, 5 September 2010

The beginnings of an army

For months now i have been work on the beginnings of my Dark Elf army. And now have the first three units.
Dark Elf where the first thing i collected years back when i was a kid, so in honour to this and because the new ones are cool. I decided to reuse a lot of my old models. Though didn't have many of the models i needed, so to make the numbers up i bought some more from eBay ( it was a little costly but worth it ! ) .

my 20 strong classic Black Guard

25 strong Corsairs ( well it will be when I've finished the last 6 of them)

30 warriors

I still have a long way to go though before its a game ready army, like adding things repeater crossbow men, dark riders, cold ones and many more !!

thanks Matty

Monday, 30 August 2010

Warhammer Terrain WIP

Hi all, here's a quick picture of the scenery I've been working over the last week.

I've made something for 7 out of 10 of the mystical monuments in the rulebook.
I made all of them from old CD's (bases), 1 ruins set, odd bits from the bits box and random crap from the garden. I'll post some better pictures when their painted.

Also I dug out my Keep from the really old GW game Battle-masters. I think its about time this got a re-paint, at the minute it looks a little dated to use next to my other scenery.

And after another let down by my Warriors of Chaos at the last tournament I went to, I've decided they need something other than troops. So I found out my old Giant model in my bit box and gave him a face lift (horns to be exact), he can double-up as Cycgor in my old beastmen army. Also I've ordered a Hellcannon, which should give me something to do in the shooting phase :)


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Warriors of Chaos Exalted Hero

I've finished one of the Exalted Heroes I've been working on.

I took the pictures at night, so I was struggling to get the lighting right.

Also me and Matt played our 2nd Game of Warhammer 8th Ed. I'm loving the new edition at the minute, bloody and violent, suits my Warriors of Chaos down to the ground. Plus I get to use the marauders I painted!

I took a few pictures but forgot when the game got going.

This was taken just after deployment. We rolled 'Battle for the Pass'. The woods where normal wood apart from the GW woods which we used as Mysterious Woods.
The rock where impassable and to the right is a Acropolis of Heroes which makes units within 6" Stubborn and also impassable.

Matt's army deployed. He hasn't finished his Dark Elves yet, so for the time being he's been playing a mix of Empire and Bretonnians to make up the numbers.

My Battleline, the plan was for the Knight to charge though the gap in the scenery and cause havoc in Matts lines with the Warriors and Marauders following up.

This picture was taken just before it all went wrong. This was at the end of turn 1, Matt then charge the Chaos Knights with his Swordsmen and White wolf cavalry. With my knights being Stubborn because of the Acropolis and Matt having Steadfast, this combat lasted the entire game and blocked off that side of the table.

On the right side of the table, I finished off Matts knights winning me the game.
It was a low scoring game, but for me the highlight of the game was 5 Marauder Horsemen killing 3 Bretonnian knights with throwing axes!


Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Fixing up old scenery

As well as more Chaos Warriors, I have also been fixing up some of my old scenery for 8th Ed and some of the other games I have been looking into starting.

First up, is my woods. Before, all our trees were on separate bases, which was fine for games like Lord of the Rings but for Warhammer and 40K a proper base is much better.

I wanted to keep them as generic as possible so I can use them for over games systems like Warmachine and Flames of War.

Here's the bases I have made. We played our first game the other day and decided to tone down the Mysterious Woods rules by saying these are normal (everyday) woods and we used the Games-Workshop 'Spooky Trees' as a Mysterious Wood, which worked really well.

I've also fixed up my really old Wizards Tower which I originally made about 10 years ago. I used some moss to cover up where the paint and roof tiles fell off.

I love the new scenery rules, got loads of ideas for the other scenery in the book.


Monday, 2 August 2010

Warriors Reinforcements Update

Here's an update on the Warriors of Chaos minis I've been doing.
These seam to be taking me a long time to get going, Although I have done a little more since I took these pictures, they are all undercoated and I have painted the Warriors with Great-weapons (these are the most urgent, because I wanted to take them to my next tournament).

Now that ranks work better for monster infantry, I thought I would like to add a command to my Orges unit.

To make them look like they are wearing Chaos Armour, I added lots of Marauder Shields, which gives them a bit of a turtle look (ogres in a half shelf).

I've done a few updates to the Heroes aswell, adding greenstuff in the gaps.

I blended his cloak in by adding fur to the top of it (fur and hair are about the only things I can sculpt).

And the rest of the troops.

The warriors with Great-Weapons are the only ones I've finished so far.