Brimstone Horrors of Tzeentch

07/02/2017 2 comments

This weekend’s been somewhat Horrific…

Sorry*

As I’ve got an Age of Sigmar tournament coming up next month, I decided that I’d need some backup for my Tzeentch chaps.  More importantly, I decided it was high time to conquer my fear of painting all-yellow miniatures.  I think I’ve done okay.

Brimstone Horrors 01

Brimstone Horrors 02

Brimstone Horrors 03

Brimstone Horrors 04

I painted these using The Duncan’s method which you can view below:

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Obviously mine aren’t nearly as good, I am but a mere mortal!

 

*Obviously, in no way actually sorry, shut up!

 

Goblin Referee

06/18/2017 Leave a comment

Always a sucker for ‘limited edition’ models, I had to pick up Forge World’s Blood Bowl Refereee set.  I managed to get this little guy done in an afternoon (it shows), but I’m fairly happy with the job.

Goblin Referee - Front

Goblin Referee - Back

As you can no doubt see, my freehand sucks.  I hope to get better and when (if) so, I’ll be sorely tempted to strip and repaint this.  However, there’s something a little charming about the crappy job I did, it’s as if the Gobbo took a shirt and decided to paint the lines on himself before the game 🙂

 

 

Bretonnians for sale!

06/15/2017 2 comments

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It’s with a less heavy heart than I’d anticipated that I announce that I’m selling the majority of my unloved Bretonnian army.

I decided to jump back in to Warhammer Fantasty Battle in the early days of what would be the final edition of the game.  At the time I had a real struggle chosing an army but the idea of massed ranks of heavy cavalry carving up the table really appealed to me, and I thought that as they’d not been updated for a considerable time that a new Army Book was imminent.  How wrong I was!

After it was clear that this army was not going to make a proper transition to Age of Sigmar, I considered for quite some time keeping the models and using them to practice new painting techniques.  Lets be honest, that was never going to happen.

I also considered whether or not to look into the Oldhammer or Kings of War scene, but I have little enough time for the games I play and armies I collect and starting something new just to keep going what little models I had was not attractive.

So here we are.

Here’s what’s currently on offer on eBay. Click the links below for more details. 

Bretonnian Army

This is the bulk of my force, it contains 12 Men at arms, over 40 Bowmen, a Pegasus Knight and 22 Knights.

Lord with Great Axe

Bretonnian Lord 01

This is the metal version and apparently quite rare.  It’s a shame that he’s not technically legal in the 8th edition rules but it’s still a cool model!

Army Standard Bearer

Bretonnian Army Standard Bearer

Again, this is the metal version, I pinned the standard’s arm to the model for added stability.

Grail Knight Champion on Foot

Grail Knight Champion on foot

As you can see, this one’s still in its blister pack.  Genuinely forgot I had this one!

Knight of The Realm Hero on foot

Knight of The Realm Hero on foot

Like the previous one, a happy rediscovery.  This chap could potentially find a home in the AoS skirmish or board games.

 

If anyone has questions regarding these, please drop me a line in the comments section or via ramblingsfromthetrenches@virginmedia.com.

 

Orc Lineman

06/09/2017 Leave a comment

This is only second greenskin model I’ve ever painted to completion and I have to say I enjoyed it. 


I decided to paint up my Orc team in the colours of the Orcland Raiders because puns and also because I’ve never painted a yellow colour scheme. I think I’ve done alright, my aim is to get the linemen and maybe a specialist or two done by the end of the weekend. 

Screamers of Tzeentch

06/08/2017 Leave a comment

I’m attending an Age of Sigmar doubles tournament in August so I decided to get my finger out and get some of my daemonic backlog sorted. First on the list is the very easy to paint Screamers. 


These three took less than a couple of hours from sprue to finish, somehow I doubt the rest will be that easy…

The Nuln Oilers

06/06/2017 3 comments

It’s been five months less a day since my last post, the longest gap in this pokey little blog’s inglorious existance.  Why the unwanted hiatus?  There were a number of reasons that not just stopped me posting, but also stopped me painting and gaming.

First of all work got very busy, trying to launch what might be our area’s last fund using European Union money (for now anyway) took a hell of a lot of effort and very long days not just in the office but travelling round the country.  Secondly, our younger cat Hervör was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  She passed away last month which meant that anything hobby-related was understandibly far from my mind 😦  Finally, our bloody bath’s waste water pipe sprung a leak and wrecked both the bathroom and our kitchen below.  As I’m writing this I can hear the builders rebuilding our bathroom and hopefully things will be back to normal by the end of the week.

Things finally calmed down about a month ago and I soon found myself itching to dust off my painting station and get started on something, anything.  As I’d decided on the colour scheme for my Human Blood Bowl team I thought it best to finish something.  So without further ado, I’m proud to present The Nuln Oilers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, onto some Tzeentch deamons before I return to my Orc and Skaven teams…

My first Blood Bowl Miniature in 21 Years!

01/07/2017 2 comments

It’s been a while hasn’t it, read readers?

Truth is I’ve been absolutely rammed at work and long days coupled with the stresses associated with the project I’m currently working on mean that I was in close to zero mood to do anything other than collapse in front of a DVD box set.

Anyhoo, the long-overdue revival of Blood Bowl has got me well and truly back into the swing of things.  Thus far I’ve built up the two starter teams of Humans and Orcs, as well as the two Forge World Referees.  Not only that, but I’ve an on-sprue Skaven team to do as well!

Today I painted up the first model for my human team.  It’s not perfect and I can see a couple of areas to touch up in the photo, but here he is.

first-lineman

I still don’t know what to call my new team.   My old human team from ’93 was the Averland Angels, but I’d like something punchier this time round.  Tomorrow I’m going to pour over the fluff in my old Warhammer Fantasy Battle 8th edition rule book and see what I can see.

It’s so very good to be back 🙂

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