Archive for February, 2012

Painting for Cancer Research UK

02/29/2012 Leave a comment

Over on Miniature Musings of A Bear there’s a wonderful article about a pretty awesome painter who’s currently donating 100% of his commissions to Cancer Research UK.

You can find more info here and if you’re thinking about commissioning any work I strongly urge you to check this out.

Categories: Modelling & Painting

Chaos Rumours

02/29/2012 Leave a comment

Interesting, very interesting.

Bell of Lost Souls have today updated the forever-brewing Cauldron of Chaos Rumours with some hopefully specific details, click here for more info.

While these are, let’s face it blindingly obvious expected changes and updates, it’s nice to see that things are (apparently) gaining momentum.

Old Style Dark Eldar Raider

02/28/2012 Leave a comment

After sitting undercoated for close to three years in a plastic box I’ve finally my first and only old-skool Dark Eldar Raider. Now on to the new ones!


March GW Releases

02/21/2012 1 comment

Looks like some love at last is being shown to those poor Space Wolf and Tyranid players.

Bell of Lost Souls appears to have obtained the full list with $ prices which you can see here and Snake Eyes Games has obtained some WD pics which you can see here.

Dark Angels Rumours

02/21/2012 Leave a comment

Finally some possible info about the much needed and long heralded revamp of everyone’s pouty, almost emo-like Astartes.

Click here to read the full article on Bell of Lost Souls.

Dark Eldar Scourges

02/20/2012 Leave a comment

Presenting the first finished Scourge squad from the Kabal of the Sundered Heart.

The Solarite is armed with a Blast Pistol and Agoniser

I wanted to ensure that all the models had different coloured wings

My special weapons are the Heat Lance (L) and the Blaster (R)






A Hobby for the Whole Family

02/18/2012 Leave a comment

Yesterday I posed some thoughts about how people enter the hobby and I received a fantastic comment Empecee which detailed how his whole family discovered the hobby together.

Without any further preamble, please read his article here, it’s absolutely lovely.

Categories: General

Taking The Emperor’s Shilling

02/17/2012 2 comments

Snakeeyesgames has posted an article about coercing encouraging people to take up wargaming, you can read the full article here.

This has got me thinking, I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone actually make this leap. Certainly I’ve seen lapsed gamers return to the fold, especially those of roughly my age, and I’ve seen many embrace new games. But a virgin gamer (steady!), no I don’t think I have.

I got into gaming really when I started secondary (high) school at the age of 12 having previously played Hero Quest and Space Crusade a couple of years earlier. While those impossibly young gamers I met were new, they’d all made the leap.

With this in mind I’d like to ask a question. Are you or do you know anyone who was the first in your social group to become a Warmonger? And if so, how did this happen?

Categories: General

A GW ex-employee speaks

02/17/2012 Leave a comment

Over on Reddit there’s a lengthy chat with someone who claims to be a former GW employee, you can read the full transcription here.

For those expecting some hitherto unknown details about forthcoming releases will be disappointed however it does provide an interesting insight into the corporate entity operating behind the scenes.

Categories: General

A very special kind of love

02/16/2012 Leave a comment

Doc Bungle’s been sniffing the paint fumes again and has composed a touching ode to Devlan Mud, you can read it here.

I’d like to echo my learned warmonger’s sentiment somewhat.

Devlan Mud is the King of Inks bar none.  It’s uses seem endless; it can dull down colours into earthy, nay, honest tones, it can bring greens and reds to such subtle clarity you’ll think that your painting arm has been temporarily possessed by The Great McVey and it’s perfume is unique among its peers.