Monday, April 17, 2017

WIP: IW's Breachers.

Hi guys, Well its been a while but I feel I'm finally back in the grove.

I was up late last night building these little fellas (past 12 on a school nite tut tut), Really enjoyed these minis hardly had any mould lines on them, I'm leaving off the shields and guns to paint separate as i think it will be easier that way.

I've built two squads of ten, First squad with a power fist and two Melta-guns the second with two flamers and a Combi-flamer.

So that's it for now, I still have some Tac's to finish for a complete squad of 15 and i also have a Volkite support squad in the pipe, Happy painting.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Nothing doing.

So then guys after my big plans for this years modelling posted up for all to see in Jan I have so far failed to finish anything.

A few reasons for this, I'm lazy plus family life take first spot for all my free time.

I'm not one to share personal stuff but hey I've felt like screaming this out loud for the longest time, I just need to get this down somewhere, Get it off my chest, sorry.

My mum died this year in February, I knew it was coming because we were told Nov last year that she had about six months left, well she lasted three.
I've had a strange relationship with my mum over the last 43yrs some her fault and some mine, As I've got older and come to my senses I've realized not everyone is cut out to be a parent especially when your a single parent with mental illness like my mum was, I loved my mum and still do and are at a loss to understand why this is still killing me inside so much as it did the day she died, I think about her all the time and miss her so much.

Every day I put a face on and get on with life, It's been just over two months now and I'm sure things will get easier, My three boys have been a great distraction with the oldest being a rock through it all.

Yeah this is all life stuff and it happens but this is my life and its happening right now, To think I'm now the head of the family, all be it a small one, makes me laugh, You would too if you knew me.

Rest in peace Mum X.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

WIP: IW's Deredeo Patten Dreadnought part 2.

Hi guys, Well it's the 8th of Jan so i should really get my ass into gear and crack on, Christmas and New Year have well and truly gone so it's time for some modelling.

Very happy with these heavy Lascannons from Forge World.

I was thinking of magnetizing the main guns but so many ends to play with and then getting them straight afterwards seemed too much like hard work, Limited time on earth and all that.

I've tried to do a little work on the helmet like i did with the Leviathans, Not 100% sure about it but I'm sticking so will wait and see how it looks when it's all painted up.

Did a bit on the Launchers mast, It's the end of a FW snipers rifle and a length of paper clip.

I've used some parts from a GW Imp Knight for my base detail along with a few skulls, looking forward to painting making bases.

Some pic's of the miniature on base all be it half built.


Monday, January 2, 2017

Open Day Greatness Jan 2017: Legio Custodes.

Hi guys, Looks like the old bank accounts going to take a knock over the next few months.

Some beautiful miniatures on show.

Loving these Custodes Contemptors with all their weapon options.

Seems we have a name for the weapons on the Pallas Grav-Attack (which are fielded as squadrons if you so wish) and Coronus Grav-Carrier and that's the Blaze Cannon.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Mini Resolutions: 2017

Hi guys, All the best and a happy new year to you all.

Well it's that time of year again where i take stock of the miniature situation with projects I'm currently into and also others that i have an interest in which could get started in 2017.

First off let me say that I'm a total git for buying minis and shelving them, Now i can say I'll stop doing this and try to make some headway into the small but significant stockpile i already own before i buy any more, But as we all know guys thats total crap, I know there will be some miniatures in the future that I'll just have to buy or GW will release another HH boxed game in 2017 (with any luck MkII armour) and then there's all those event miniatures that I'll want for conversions and so on.

So guys the plan is to list a few things/potential projects I'm interested in and the minis i own that would if i was to go ahead with them fit in and ease the stockpile's a plan... best laid and all that.

The army's that interest me:
  • Iron Warriors
  • Thousand Sons
  • Imperial Knights with Solar Auxilia allied detachment
  • Mechanicum Taghmata

Iron Warriors, As you guys know I'm already up and running with these fellas and will most likely be my main focus for next year as I've got quite a few models bought ahead of time for them, I am however spending alot time converting this army so maybe a slow grower for 2017, Looking forward to converting/painting loads of great stuff for them.

Minis bought but unpainted:
  • 3x Proteus Landraiders
  • 20x MkIII Breachers
  • Typhon Siege Tank
  • Death Guard Contemptor (conversion project)
  • 20x MkII Marines
  • Deredeo Dreadnought
  • 10x MkIII Marines

Thousand Sons, Well I'm a sucker for a hard luck story and i do like the Egyptian space wizard vibe they've got going on, This would give me chance to try my hand at those clear paints that i like the look of with pre-shading and all that. New techniques to learn...should be fun.

Minis bought but unpainted:
  • 60x Mk IV Marines (BatC boxset)
  • Stormeagle  Gunship
  • 6x Scimitar Jetbikes
  • 20x Achean Helmets
  • 20x MkIV Helmets

Imperial Knights with Solar Auxilia detachment, Very surprised that i haven't bought one of these Cerastus class Knights as there flaming awesome bits of kits and no mistake,  and with the new beast that is the Porphyrion being up for sale now I don't think I'll be able to hold off much longer.

Always liked the Steampunk feel and think our friends the Solar Auxilia are more than half way there with their ding dong aesthetics, They have been at the back of my mind for some time now and on a couple of occasions down at Warhammer Towers have bought a squad or two only to be shelved back at home....tut tut.

Minis bought but unpainted:
  • Lasrifle Section
  • Flamer Section
  • Aegis Defence Line

Mechanicm, Don't know what to say about these really, I keep buying the odd model because i like the look of them (magpie syndrome) the last one been a Vultarax Stratos-Automata, but then no clue as to what to do ha, I think I'll be keeping this low in points 2000, and maybe looking to follow the Legio Cybernetica Cohort as a army full of mostly walkers sounds so cool.

Minis bought but unpainted:
  • Vultarax Stratos-Automata
  • 9x Thallax Cohort
  • Thanatar Calix Siege-Automata
  • 3x Vorax Battle-Automata

After that I still have miniatures and other things that i would like to paint.

Bloodbowl for instance will get some love over 2017, I also have five Legio Custodes that will have to be painted at some point and that Calladius Grav-Tank looks the business (which i ordered a few days ago...see what i mean) although painting all that gold scares the hell out of me, And then theres a zone mortalis force i would like the build not to mention one day buying a Titan.

So loads to think about over the next twelve months and I'm sure priorities will change with new ideas and inspiration coming all the time....but best to have a plan yeah.

......Iron Within

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Christmas 2016.

Hi guys, Hope your all having a great Christmas and got all the plastic/resin hobby stuff you wanted.

I was given the Bloodbowl game with it's Death Zone supplement....get in!, Not ever played or even bought this before in any of it's earlier formats but I hear great things and love to watch gridiron, go Seahawks!! or something like that, so looking forward painting up the miniatures and kicking some human ass on the field.

Thinking on a tad there could be some Orkland Raiders making an appearance on these pages sometime soon., Going to have some fun with this.

I use Series7 brushes for the most part with my painting, But after looking around some random hobby shop a month or so ago and commenting to my good lady about these beautiful brushes from Broken Toad she sneakily bought and hid them away for crimbo, Never had brush soap before always washed them out in water so that's new to me but I'm sure I'll work it out.

Anyway guys enjoy the rest of your Christmas I'm off to play with the kids PS4....lucky little dudes.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

SHOWCASE: Iron Warriors Warsmith.

Hi guys, Well just in time for Xmas I've finished the badass Warsmith to lead my motley crew of equally badass IV Legion.....take no prisoners!

Pretty chuffed with this little fella, Love the way his understated size blends in with his brethren but are still left in no doubt of his authority.

First time I've used blood effects on a model, I mixed some Tamiya red clear with Vallejo black and waited for it to dry a bit so it went a little gloopy, Not sure if it looks that great but it breaks up the steel colour of his hand weapon so it will do for me.

The hair colour was my third attempt and one I'll be sticking with, The first two, grey and brown, were both kind of  dull against his silver there we are red(ish) hair.

Some more close ups guys.

Monday, December 12, 2016

WIP: IW's Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought part 1.

Hi fellas, Well I've wanted this big guy for a while and just like mt Leviathan I'm going to Iron Warriors the hell out of it.

I hear alot of grumblings about the aesthetics of this miniature the way that the front sticks out all boat like, well I'm not so bothered sure it could of been a tad more Contemptor like but hey embrace the difference i say.

Not done a great deal on it so far, Thousand Sons keep calling to do something with all those B@C marines, but like i said with my Leviathan I'm adding extra armour which also adds to the IW's look, This time though rather than using old yogurt pot for the plastic stripes I've invested in some plasticard, getting more professional by the day lol, Still using Zinge Industry's rivets though, Great buy those.

For it's armament I've opted for but still waiting on the pre-order, The awesome Arachnus Heavy Lascannon battery with Aiolos launcher, Will be magnetizing the Launcher in anticipation of that field generator, or might kit bash my own not decided yet.

I'm happy with how it's going so far and plasticards so much easier to work with than yogurt pot..... no shit fella.

Anyhow that's all I've done on him so far, Not sure with Xmas coming up that I'll get a lot of time to spend on him but yeah sooner rather than later hopefully.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Limited Edition Mini: Primus Medicae.

Hi guys, So looks like Games Workshop are releasing their third Forge World miniature the Primus Medicae in Cataphractii terminator armour.

Weapon load out looks like a Needle Pistol and a Narthecium Gauntlet, The miniature looks a little static but overall i rather like it, Strange that the release date is the 27th Dec which is a Tuesday the day after Boxing day...well maybe not that strange after all...kerching!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WIP: Iron Warriors Warsmith.

Hi fellas it's been a while, tut tut anyhow i thought i would show you what I've been up to.

Weathers playing havoc with priming outdoors right now but I've found that if you warm the tin up on a radiator for 5 to 10 min's you get a little time for a good smooth finish.

Anyway top tip out of the way so lets get on with the miniature, I've been wanting to build and paint a badass Warsmith to lead my force of brutal Iron Warriors for a while and was just waiting of the perfect base miniature to turn up from either GW or FW, I was thinking of using Alexis Polux which i bought for the kitbash but even though he's a awesome mini he's been used/kitbashed so many times.

So then Games Workshop came up with the goods with their second Forge World miniature to be sold in their store, The Ultramarines Herald i thought fitted the bill perfectly just had to remove those U's and away i go.

The Polux kit didn't go to waste, I used his arms, shoulder pads and power fist, I also used a Techmarines Back pack and servo arm plus some tubing, A Volkite weapon and a World Eaters large chopper (brutal) as his close combat weapon, the head is from the FW tank upgrade kit. For the base i just used various bit n bobs i had laying around on my bench.

So then nearly there with this just got the head to tone drat!! not looking forward to that...well I'll see how i get on with it. Anyhow i hope you like it so far guys and i should have him all done before too long.

Monday, October 17, 2016

SHOWCASE: Three's the magic number.

Short post just for a photo....and why not.

These are the Iron Warrior Dreadnoughts that I've painted so far, Hope you like them guys.

Cheers, happy painting.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

SHOWCASE: Second Iron Warriors Contemptor.

Hi guys, well at long last I've built and painted the second Contemptor, Loving the pose of this fella and fits in nicely with the two other Dreads that I've painted so far.

As with the last Contemptor I've armed him with two Kheres Assault Cannons modeled out of FW aircraft Punisher Cannons.

I'm more happy with the yellow on this mini compared to the fist Contemptor but hey it's a learning process and to be honest it's not that noticeable.

Photo of them both together, Thinking of something different to complete the this space.
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