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An Accidental New Army

06/30/2019 Leave a comment

It was my birthday near the start of June and my wonderful and extremely understanding wife bought me a 40K model.

As she knows me better than anyone and because she’s a professional artist, I trust that she’ll get me something that’s both cool and something that I’ll like to paint.

I also half-hoped that she’d get me something totally unexpected and I was not disappointed!

She got me a Necron Catacomb Command Barge!

This is cool for four reasons:

•1 – It’s a really cool model;

•2 – It will enable me to try out new painting techniques;

•3 – It’s from an army I don’t have, therefore…

•4 – I GET TO START A NEW ARMY TOTALLY GUILT FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, that’s what I’m doing 🙂

As I’ve never painted Necrons before, I picked up a box of on-spruce Warriors cheap on eBay. Tonight I managed to paint one.

Aside from the slightly botched assembly (he’s not hunched over), I think it went okay. Moreover, I really enjoyed the process so I’m looking forward to getting his mates done and, hopefully, on the table sooner rather than later.

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Necromunda – The Forge Kings Goliath Gang

06/07/2019 1 comment

They’re done!  My first full Necromunda gang since the mid-nineties 🙂

Forge Kings - 1 - Whole Gang

I’m really happy with how these chaps turned out, I’ve never painted such a scheme before but I think I did it sufficient justice.

Here are some closeups.

Forge Kings - 2 - Leader - 01Forge Kings - 3 - Leader - 02Forge Kings - 4 - Leader 03Forge Kings - 5 - Champion 1 - 01Forge Kings - 6 - Champion 1 - 02Forge Kings - 7 - Champion 2 - 01Forge Kings - 8 - Champion 2 - 02Forge Kings - 9 - Juve 1 - 01Forge Kings - 10 - Juve 1 - 02Forge Kings - 11 - Juve 2 - 01Forge Kings - 12 - Juve 2 - 02Forge Kings - 13 - Ganger 1 - 01Forge Kings - 14 - Ganger 1 - 02Forge Kings - 15 - Ganger 2 - 01Forge Kings - 16 - Ganger 3 - 01Forge Kings - 17 - Ganger 3 - 02Forge Kings - 18 - Ganger 4 - 01Forge Kings - 19 - Ganger 4 - 02Forge Kings - 20 - Ganger 5 - 01Forge Kings - 21 - Ganger 5 - 02

My plan is now to finish off one of my Ambots before moving onto some hired guns.

Necromunda – Goliath Ganger

05/13/2019 Leave a comment

After over twenty years, I’ve finally finished another Necromunda model.

While Orlocks will always have my allegiance, I decided that I’d like to break myself back into the aesthetic by tackling a gang I’d never painted before, hence this chap.

Forge Kings - Ganger 01

I’ve never painted anything in oranges or yellows so I decided to test myself.  It took a lot of experimenting, but I’m broadly happy with how the first of the Forge Kings gang came out.

Now, I just have to get his nine mates done.  They’re getting angry…

The Rotspawn!

04/14/2019 Leave a comment

He’s done!

Rotspawn 01Rotspawn 02Rotspawn 03Rotspawn 04

I loved  working on this model, it’s only the second FW model I’ve completed but I think i’m hooked!

Plus, this means that for the first time ever I have a full sixteen player Blood Bowl team ready for action 🙂

Blood Bowl Six Nations – Les Escargots Putrides (France/Nurgle)

03/01/2019 Leave a comment

Towards the end of last year I was invited to participate in a Rugby Six Nations themed Blood Bowl tournament.  For those of you who don’t know what the Six Nations are, it’s an annual Rugby Union competition featuring England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales that’s played in February and March.

It was determined that the following BB races would represent the teams:

  • England – Skaven
  • France – Chaos
  • Ireland – Orcs
  • Italy – Humans
  • Scotland – Dwarves
  • Wales – Elves

I drew France so I had the option of a basic Chaos or a Nurgle team and given my recent hobby track record, I went for the latter 🙂

And with one notable exception* here they are!

Nurgle 01 - Whole Team

Nurgle 04 - Pestigors Front

Nurgle 05 - Pestigors Side

Nurgle 06 - Pestigors Rear

Nurgle 02 - Bloaters Front

Nurgle 03 - Bloaters Rear

Nurgle 07- Rotters Front

Nurgle 08 - Rotters Side

Nurgle 09 - Rotters Rear

Nurgle 10 - Game Aids and Balls

*I’m sure you’ve noticed the absence of player number one.  I’m saving that for a Rotspawn, assuming that FW ever release it 😦

The tournament’s currently underway, the first two games have been played and the next are scheduled for the middle of March.  I’ll do a write-up once its over.

I also hope to persuade the other participants to share their teams here, watch this space!

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Fifty Day Nurgle Challenge – Day 50: DONE!!!!!

09/20/2018 2 comments

I really can’t believe it, not only have I finished my army in time for Saturday’s tournament, I actually finished within the fifty days I arbritrarily set for the task!

Today I finished my Lord of Contagion.

Lord of Contagion 01

Lord of Contagion 04Lord of Contagion 03Lord of Contagion 02

I actually did it!  I’m still in shock. 🙂

Fifty Day Nurgle Challenge – Day 49: A Spell is Cast

09/20/2018 Leave a comment

Yes, this should have gone up yesterday but it’s only 17 or so minutes late so screw you!

Anyway, I managed to finish the Malignant Plaguecaster today (yesterday, whatever) so that leaves me with the Lord of Contageon to finish off tomorrow.  Plus I have an extra day if I need it since the tournament’s on Saturday.

Malignant Plaguecaster 01Malignant Plaguecaster 03Malignant Plaguecaster 02