27 Apr 2013

Droning On...

Firstly, and most importantly, our thoughts are with our GoGite friend as he prepares for another operation. Thinking of you young man!

Secondly I was looking around the other day for something to paint. I had very little spare time so wanted something quick and easy that would also be something I haven't painted before.

Yes I'm aware there are 32 cultists on the go but I fancied a break ok?!

So up stepped the Nurgle Plague Drones for my Daemons army. I'd built them when they first came out, finally managed to get them undercoated and then decided to base them using some German Armour (Desert) spray that I'd purchased ages ago for FoW.

After some careful slapping on of washes the results so far look quite reasonable I reckon.

Here's one of the three that are just about done now: just the riders and basing to do.

And speaking of the riders here is the chap with the bell...

All 3 of them should be done this weekend and then it's either back to the Cultists or get the Flesh Hounds done or maybe the Forgefiend or perhaps the 2000 points of Dark Eldar that I unearthed in the garage yesterday...

20 Apr 2013

PHR - have arrived for DZC

So as I recover from my operation, one of the targets I set myself was to get my DZC force out of the box and ready for the arrival of the terrain that the BFG has picked up at Salute today,

I had come up with an idea for a paint scheme for a Tau force before I purchased the army that I have now. This was based around the effect of a force field on a vehicle, and I had the idea of using two sets of opposing colours and a template to allow a hex effect of shading.

So I painted my force a pearlescent blue, like you see on a Subaru impreza. I then acquired from Hobby Craft a seizable piece of bridal mesh that I understand would be used for bridal favours, florists ribbon or such like. I then held this over the vehicles and used a basic white Vallejo Air colour with a light spray over the top. I hope you agree that the effect is superb.

Picture paint a thousand words, so here you go.

15 Apr 2013

Kharn's Krew (WiP)

6th edition has re-affirmed the need for more feet on the ground, particularly your scoring units. It seems that each and every Codex that appears is carving huge points values off the scoring units.

I haven't owned a horde army before but now I seem to have several. My Daemons have gone horde-tastic and no doubt more on them to come, whereas my previously non-horde-like World Eaters have acquired a nice cheap unit in Cultists.

Now one thing that Kharn is very good at is killing his own side in combat and every time he does that to a Berzerker I cringe inside. They is expensive. I'd rather he didn't slice them up.

But eureka and all that: how about giving Kharn a new horde squad to play with? Genius. So here are Kharn's Krew - all 32 of them in their first WiP outing. 3 Flamers to hopefully deter too many charges against them, a champion for the inevitable challenge and then 28 other bodies for Kharn to waltz through.

At only 4 points a pop I'm more than happy for these boys to take a pounding from the main man himself. They are also fearless whilst Kharn is in play so that's very nice to.

What's more they are a scoring unit so cannot be ignored. This unit of 32 comes in at 153 points (no Mark of Khorne as that adds 64 points to the unit). Yes that's cheaper than Kharn himself. Ridiculous right?

I've also acquired another 6 autogun armed Cultists who will be joining the existing squad to boost their numbers to 16. Well I have to. The 10 man squad is not very Khornately numbered now is it?

Tried to keep the colour palette down whilst also varying the figures. Think there's 7 main colours in the squad plus Flesh and Metal colours. They will all be tidied up and washed down with Earthshade and others to blend them into the World Eaters army. Then all I have to do is base 32 figures. Oh joy!

9 Apr 2013

Wishing one of the GoGs a very speedy recovery!!

Just a quick note to wish the Silverback well and here is hoping to for a speedy recuperation!

The latest reports currently are reporting him as under the knife as I type this and we hope to hear that he is post Op soon.

Quite what she will want to be called Post-Op is another matter!!

Either way we wish him/her well!!


....and everyone shuffle forward one space.......

...because you just got one step closer to the front of the painting queue. One DZC Shaltari force completed and awaiting the release of the new card stock scenery set. Should be fun :-)

As I'd been painting these as a break from Howling Griffons, I must now face the fact that said griffons need finishing.

The queue now stands at:

Griffons Assault Squad
Griffons Storm Raven
Griffony Marneus Calgar (or Harneus Galgar as he shall be known)
Griffony Pedro Cantor (Hedro Gantor)

That should take me nicely to the 8000pts I need for our big game at the beginning of May. Not that I'm excited or anything!

After that the paint queue is still slightly undecided.

A ton of Infinity Aleph
A little more DysWars stuff
More DysLegions stuff than I should have really at this point.
Even More GW stuff including 3 battleforces of Tau that I brought years ago.

Which am I going to go with first? Not sure. Urn has got the itch for Infinity at the moment BAD. Seeing that I can paint just a handful of the Inf figures and get playing, it might just have to be the Aleph that see the touch of sable first.

This said. Two months ago the Tau were gathering dust in the loft. Then the Riptide appeared. Nuff Said.

1 Apr 2013

Ahem. Hello? Is this thing on?

The usual comment about now is - good golly man who are you?

Well yes. It has been a very long time but truth be told over Christmas my Wargaming Mojo upped and left and stayed away for months. Odd indeed.

So what brings me back? 40K. Always does in the end and just recently the arrival of the new Daemons Codex which has brought me full circle to the army I first started this blog with for our GoG Tale. More on the Daemons in a minute.

Firstly let's discuss 40K Events. I have always enjoyed going along to events, meeting old acquaintances, new opponents and fancy looking armies. These days I very much sit in mid-table to bottom table excitement but as long as we're all having fun then that's what matters.

So why do I mention Events? Because they are what motivates me generally to finish a project. Case in point was the recent X-Legion event to which I decided to take my World Eaters. I wanted to take some new units which meant my Berzerker Icons, Chaos Space Marines and the Maulerfiend.

But those are finished - I hear you cry - there were posts and everything. Well yes and no. The models were painted but they've been languishing in the space between painting table and army box for months as the bases were not flocked or completed. I know. How rubbish right?

Remember this picture:

This is the Maulferfiend last year.
Now here he is finally completed...
The base took a couple of hours if that. Maulerfiend is happy now. I also completed the other units in time for the event but they're in their box so you'll have to take my word for it.

How'd the event go? Well we finished 2-0-4 and somewhere in the bottom half. Kharn took his Betrayer tally to 37 and managed to turn himself in to a spawn(!). Also managed to walk away with the Most Sporting Trophy which is ace!

The Daemons have been completely revamped in the new Codex and I'm loving it. Not going to go in to details here but would instead like to introduce my new Screamers unit that is needed for Vanquish this coming weekend.

I do have 9 of the old metal ones completed but I hate the models and they are forever falling off their bases. I bit the bullet and went for 6 of the new ones and boy are they so much better looking. A real joy to paint and I've stuck to my Daemon colour code of Blue for Tzeentch (if you must know red = Khorne, green = Nurgle, purple = Slaanesh and yellow = neutral).

Used all new paints on these and there are 4 layers of blue in there somewhere.

Here's a close up:

Only complaint I have is the ball topped flying base. They don't sit on the base and therefore have to be glued in place (yes, I'm sure magnets could be made to work but I had a deadline!). We'll see how they survive the travel next weekend.

So lots of reading to do before Vanquish and next weekend the Tau land as well. I was wondering what allies to add to my World Eaters...

Next up: Chaos Cultists as they've been sat on the painting table for months.