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Imperial Fist Test Model

05/05/2020 Leave a comment

As I continue my quest to clear as many part-finished projects from my desk, I decided to turn my attention to the single Space Marine Hero figure I picked up.

I’ve toyed with building an Imperial Fist force since I first read Ian Watson’s Space Marine back in the early nineties.

Emperor class titans operated by three space marine scouts and Tzeentch-worshipping squats, it was a simpler time…

Anyway, here he is.

I’ve really no idea if or when I’ll get round to painting more, but this has certainly scratched the itch for now. Plus, if I do take the plunge, at least I’ve got a colour scheme I’m happy with.

The Shambling Horde 2: Shamble Harder

04/30/2020 Leave a comment

Long-suffering readers (hi, you two!) may remember that as part of my Fifty Day Nurgle Challenge back in 2018, I managed to paint up forty Poxwalkers. Since then I acquired three more sprues from Trenchmate Tim from his Conquest sub and over the past week I’ve slapped some paint on.

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If you add in the six I painted back in 2017, that gives me enough for three full squads with four models to spare.  More than enough to make Grandfather pleased!

I’ll probably revist them at some point down the line, I love the idea of fielding over one hundred of these chaps 🙂

Necromunda Ambot

04/19/2020 Leave a comment

Today I finished my first Ambot.  I decided to paint this one as generic as possible in an industrial-inspired scheme so that any gang can use it.

The other one in the set will be painted to form part of my Orlock gang – once I figure out what their colour scheme will be…

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Chaos Space Marine Helbrute

04/12/2020 1 comment

As many hobbyists, I’m using this time to catch up on some projects that have been lingering in my Drawer of Shame.  First up was the monopose Helbrute from the 6th edition Dark Vengeance set.

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I’ve been wanting to paint this since it was first unveiled back in 2012 (simpler times etc) and it’s been sitting on-sprue in my limited edition Dark Vengeance box since then!

I also wanted to get this chap done as I’ve been neglecting my Chaos Marine renegade chapter The Heralds of Desolation, since 8th dropped and I started building up my Death Guard.  Plus, I’ve two sets of the Chaos sprues from the Shadowspear set that I want to paint sooner rather than later and they’ll be joining my Heralds so I wanted to get some practice in before commencing that project.

I’m not sure what to finish next, I have some Plague Marines basecoated as well as a Catacomb Command Barge, and a nearly-finished Ambot all staring at me from the corner of my desk.

Maybe I’ll start something new?

Sassy Nurgling (and friend)

02/29/2020 2 comments

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  Wish I could say that my absence was down to nothing but an ongoing cavalcade of awesomeness but I’d be a bigger liar than usual.  Truth is, I’ve been dealing with a lot at work as well as some pretty ugly mental health issues that have escaped their medicated cage and run riot through my skull.

Fortunately, things are getting better inside my noggin (less said about work the better, but it’s manageable thanks to my wonderful team and other colleagues) and as such for the first time this year, nay, this decade I’ve actually finished a model!

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These chaps have been sitting undercoated on my desk for months and it felt so very good to finally do them justice.

They’re not up to my usual mediocre standard, however given the gap since the last time I picked up a brush, I’m very happy with the result 🙂

Noxious Blightbringer

10/21/2019 1 comment

This is the third and final unit that I completed in time for last Friday’s game.  I’m particularly pleased with this one as I only realised on the Wednesday evening before the game that I was significanly under the points limit and try as I might I could not find any realistic way of closing the gap.

In despiration I resolved to get this chap ready in time.  It was touch and go, but I managed to build and paint him in less than a day.

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Now, back to the Necrons!

 

 

Maybe 😉

Myphitic Blight-haulers

10/20/2019 Leave a comment

Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s the second unit I managed to compete.

Some of you may remember that in my Fifty Day Nurgle Challenge from last year, I painted up my first Myphitic Blight-hauler, now finally I have completed the squad 🙂

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And, of course, a family photo!

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Please come back tomorrow for the thrid and final unit I managed to finish!