Sunday, July 31, 2016

Armies on Parade: 2016.

Hi guys, Are any of you partaking in this years Armies on Parade.


I missed out last year due to family holiday but did attend the event the year before in 2014, It was my first time at AoP and I left things to the last minute so didn't have many miniatures on the tile but it was a great day down at Leeds GW (Warhammer).


This was the effort back in 2014 my much loved 40k Scythes of the Emperor on martian bases and tile, Never did get that martian sand to look right and the board is pretty sparse, If i do take part i hope that my next effort will look lots better plus it gives me inspiration to sort out all those half finished units.

Well fellas there's around ten weeks if your up for it, Good luck.


 


 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Forge World Open Day: 17th July 2016.

Hi guys, Well I had a great trip down to Nottingham to visit Forge Worlds open day only wish I felt a bit better, been ill you see so didn't stay long but anyway enough of that on with the visit.

 
First thing I wanted was the new Legiones Astartes army list book, I spent the extra tenner (they saw me coming) for the collectors black edition with the metal ends..if that's what you call them.

Not had that much time to look through but have noticed that my Land Raider Proteuses of which I have three are down to 180pts but don't have the option for the hull-mounted multi-melta anymore but do have the option for twin-linked heavy bolter/flamer or Lascannon so I'll deal with it.



Loving the look of the new Arachnus heavy lascannon Deredeo, Not so sure of the shield generator on top of the auto-cannon Deredeo but I'm told that it gives +1 to invulnerable saves to mini's within 6" to a 3+ max...sounds good yeah.




Interesting alternative Imp Knight heads, May have to pimp up my half built Knights a tad.


Legion Moritat.



Beautiful,  It's outrageous how Forge World keep producing these works of art....just take my money.





Very interested in these Secutarii upgrades, I bought a couple of the "Start Collecting Skitarii" box sets from Games Workshop....sorry I mean Warhammer back when they were first released, They Should look the part with maybe a Scout Titan or two later on, Well I can wish anyway.

That's it for now guys Cheers.

Friday, July 15, 2016

SHOWCASE: Iron Warriors Master of Signal.

Hi guys, Well I've finally found the time to sort this little fella out, Seems he's been on the to do pile of months now....as are a shed load of other minis but I'll get to those later.


I'm really liking this kit-bash especially the pose and base, I wasn't keen at first but the twin aerials have grown on me.

I've gone for a underslung bolter even though the miniatures stats dont have the option for one (artistic license) I think it looks the part and I'm happy with it. Again more Army Painter razorwire added to the base...hope I'm not overdoing it I'll maybe ease off with it on the cannon fodder.

A few more pic's.




Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tickets! Forge World open day 17th July 2016.

Well then fellas I've got the bug for this FW sneak peek thing and as before if I can I'll be bringing you some photos of the event next week.

I'm also looking forward to seeing the new displays and maybe getting a bite to eat at Bugmans.


At long last I've got this guys base sorted, I'm very happy with this kit-bash and I'm sure my Iron Warriors will be as well when I get their Master of Signal all painted up, Time for the primer I think.


And finally the big guy, I've owned this fella for months now but just had him in his box under my bench tut tut, With the purchase of the four IC auto-mata I though it was time to dust it off and get cracking with him.

He is a beast of a miniature as is his base but I wont be using that I just think it's too big besides I have it earmarked for something else later on.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Iron Warriors: Iron Circle Bases.

Hi guys, well it seems a little strange to put up a post just to show off these four bases but it's my blog lol plus I'm over the moon with how they turned out.


The Iron Circle miniatures are quite large at the side of  Perturabo (by the way the boss man is on my bench!! but I wont be using that massive base for him, got it earmarked for something else) so instead of building the base up with cork as I have in the past with my other IW minis I've kept it as level as I could to the blank base by just adding some thin double diamond plastic sheet (1:24 G-scale) then modelling some detail around it to give it that war torn battlefield look.


Interesting before photo of the bases, You can see all the bits n bobs I've used ...the deck plate as mentioned, a bit off a GW building set, sand, small stones and cork! where would I be without cork the stuffs great as is Vallejo red oxid paste.


Sunday, July 3, 2016

SHOWCASE: Iron Warriors Tribune.

Hi guys this is the new Forge World Tribune mini that's up for sale at Games Workshop/Warhammer right now, Strange that FW are selling their wares down my local GW but I hope this trend if you can call it that continues.

Really like this miniature even though it's the wrong Mk of armour for IW's (my opinion) but I square that by telling myself the Tribune would opt for lighter tartaros pattern armour giving him more speed and agility in close combat.


I tweaked the miniature slightly by first removing the sword and adding a massive maul, very IW's, and also by changing the head to a helmeted warrior, I mean why would you go to battle without one?!?, and finally by placing the Iron Circle auto-mata emblem on the mini's chest plate.

....a few more photo's.




Thursday, June 23, 2016

Iron Warriors: Iron Circle ...built x4.

Hi guys well it's been a while since my vist to Warhammer Fest and longer before I got cracking with these lovely miniatures ...shame on me.

Anyhow I've found a little time of late to knock these four fellas together and even got a bit of paint on one of them ......shocker!!, These minis where a joy to build with no trouble at all, I pinned the hammers because i thought they would snap off otherwise and left the shields off to paint separate.


So here are the Battle-Automata all built plus did a little extra detail on the bases.



Interesting comparison photo between the base coated mini right and finished metal look mini left.





 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Warhammer Fest 2016: Blood Bowl and more.

Hi guys, Well it wasn't all Seminar down at the fest there was lots of waiting in queues and disappointment at till's, Only joking but 40 Iron Circle mini's on sale the whole day ...what you playing at guys.


First up Blood Bowl looks like it's coming back either at the end of this year or early next, Really looking forward to it's release the miniatures look great as does the board which was made from taking a photo from the original terrain board that they built and painted.






Here's all the kit you get plus the board I talked of....not this one though.



There was a rather large terrain piece with miniatures posed showcasing the new Stormbird (£750 and was told three for sale...wtf?).




Of particular interest to me were these two miniatures, First up this Mechanicum gunship a beautiful looking miniature and a decent size not too large but certainly isn't small, I was told that the model was ready and may be up for sale in a couple of months...so 17th July then??...we shall see.




Secondly this total beast of an Imperial Knight, Wow the size is unreal! ...totally love it and has got to be mine at all costs, I was thinking of adding a Lancer and maybe another FW Knight to the two Renegade sets I bought for house Makabius but yeah this one would be the centre piece to top off that project.



 All in all we had a great day and are looking forward to 17th July at Forge worlds open day...I have tickets :)


....maybe one day son.










Saturday, May 14, 2016

Warhammer Fest 2016: Forge World Seminar.

Hi guys, Well me and my son had a great day down at the ricoh arena and as promised I took loads of photos.

Here's the pics taken at the FW Seminar, Hope you like. 

























































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