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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 🙂

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

 

Fifty Day Nurgle Challenge – Day 48: The Little Plague Engines That Could

09/18/2018 Leave a comment

Aren’t they so sweet?

Myphitic Blight-Hauler and Foetid Bloat-Drone

This is my second Bloat-Drone and first Myphitic Blight-Hauler.  I loved painting these however I found the ‘easy build’ hauler a bit of a chore to put together.  I ended up snipping off the majority of the tabs in order to get the bits to line up.

Anyway, it’s a lesson learned for the next two.

Myphitic Blight-Hauler 01-01Myphitic Blight-Hauler 01-02Myphitic Blight-Hauler 01-03Foetid Bloat-Drone 02-01Foetid Bloat-Drone 02-02Foetid Bloat-Drone 02-03I may be feeling the effects of this challenge but I’m almost done. Two* days left and only two models to do and both are getting close to completion.

 

*There are actually three days until the tournament, but I prefer round numbered challenges.  Not that I need the extra day, honest….