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Something Rotten This Way Comes…

12/04/2017 Leave a comment

By which I mean, Plague Marines!  As with most of my new projects, I tend to start off with a one or two (in this case, three) test models to help dial in my proposed paint scheme.  Fortunately as I’ve recently painted up a decent amount of Nurgle Daemons this was fairly straightforward.

Rather than using some of my two sets of Dark Imperium Death Guard, I elected to purchase a box of their Easy Build cousins.  Here’s how I got on.

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Also, woo Miniature Monday!  First time I’ve posted something in ages.

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Poxwalkers

11/26/2017 1 comment

Hello, yes I’m not dead! It’s been ages, hasn’t it?  Basically I was up to my eyeballs at work and then my wife and I popped over to the US to visit her parents for their fiftieth wedding anniversay (I also used that time to stock up on cheap shiny, but more on that later).

Anyway, since we got back it’s been one thing after another but I finally got some time over the past couple of evenings to paint up the set of six easy build Poxwalkers I picked up ages ago.

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Poxwalkers 02

Poxwalkers 03

I decided to keep them very simple as I have two Dark Imperium boxes of them still to go and I’m sure I’ll be picking up more as I’ve not done a proper swarm army in ages.

Next up is more Death Guard as well as some naughty people from the Underhive…

The Changeling

07/31/2017 1 comment

The leader for my Tzeentch army (at least until I get a Lord of Change) is finally complete.

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The Changeling 02

This was a fun model to paint, I included a profile shot to show my first ever attempt at wet blending on the staff’s feathers and snake.  Not fantastic but a damn sight better than I’d expected!

I would very much like to paint another of these in a few years time using Non-Metallic Metal techniques.  Once I’ve learned them, of course 😉

Also, next time I’ll paint this in sub-assemblies, not doing so was a massive pain in the arse!  Fairly sure I invented some new swear words.

 

Forgefiend

10/16/2016 2 comments

As promised in my last post, I’ve returned to my Drawer of Shame and resurrected another minute I started all too long ago.

I started this little beastie in August 2013, it was the first time I used the then-new Citadel Colour Sprays and I even blogged about it.  I quickly grew frustrated with this project as I’d made a schoolboy error in fully assembling the kit before painting.  As a result I gave up with but a single Ectoplasma Cannon painted and it languished in The Drawer for over three years.

Until last week.

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I’m so very glad that I managed to finish this guy, I think as a reward I’ll start on something totally new before venturing back into my long and inglorious history of half-finished projects.

Possessed Chaos Space Marines

09/18/2016 1 comment

Here’s a tale I’m sure many veteran wargamers are all too familiar with.  Back in 2013, I bought a box of Possessed Chaos Space Marines with some left over birthday money.  They then went to the back of the queue as I had so many projects on.

In early 2014, shortly after my wife and I bought our house, I remembered I still had these chaps on ice so I released them from their sprue prison and started to paint them.  I then got bored, moved on to another project then picked them up again four months later.  This is the state in which they remained, languishing in my Drawer of Shame, until two days ago.

You see, I have a 3,000 point game against Trenchmate Tim tomorrow (it’s a Scottish holiday) and I thought I’d bring out some new units.  Fortunately, my wife’s been working all weekend (she has a looming deadline) so I’ve escaped chore-free and I’ve been able to dedicate this free time into finally finishing these gents.

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This is alas, not the longest-neglected project residing in my Drawer of Shame, I plan to resurrect a couple more over the coming weeks.

Plague Knight

09/15/2016 Leave a comment

Today I finished the second Knight from the Renegade box I got for my birthday a few months back.  As I painted the first knight as a filthy loyalist, I decided to give my Chaos army some love.  While I’ve yet to give this war machine a specific name, I think Plague Knight fits for now.

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I’ll be unleashing him in a 3,000 pointer on Monday, hope he makes the Grandfather proud!

 

Plaguebearers of Nurgle

08/24/2016 1 comment

Plaguebearers

Finished these chaps over the last few days, this now means that I have a good troops base for my daemonic allies.  It also gives me a halfway decent small Age of Sigmar army…

I’m going to miss painting Nurgle minis, I still have a Forge World Chaos Marine Nurgle Sorcerer and a Renegade Knight that I hope to paint in the Grandfather’s colours, but I think I should concentrate on my millions of half-finished projects currently residing in the Drawer of Shame 😉