Posts Tagged ‘Devlan Mud’

Astra Militarum Wyvern

04/28/2016 2 comments

Finished on time, for once!

Astra Militarum Wyvern 01

Astra Militarum Wyvern 02

Astra Militarum Wyvern 05

Astra Militarum Wyvern 04

Astra Militarum Wyvern 03

I painted it in seven sub-assemblies; the hull, the two crew, the turret, the trigger assembly, and the two Stormshard Mortars.  I think I’d have gone crazy trying to paint it fully assembled!

Also, this was the first time that I painted one of my Astra Militarum units using the current range of GW paints.  I was initially worried that the new ones wouldn’t match the old range but I’ve been pleasantly surprised.  Plus, and this is heresy I know, but after painting this I think I prefer Agrax Earthshade to Devlan Mud…

Finally, why did I start my Wyvern Squadron with the number 2 gun?  I originally was going to make this the command unit but I couldn’t find enough parts to make a gunnery officer in my Bitz Box.  Never mind, my birthday’s coming up and I expect to bulk out my guard’s fire support very soon.

The most important part of a wargamer’s arsenal

08/05/2012 2 comments

Today I’d like to write about what is hands down the most important part of a wargamer’s life.  It’s not one’s own dice (although this article makes a very decent defence), nor is it an inexhaustible supply of Devlan Mud, it’s not even that lucky infantry model that must be in your army no matter its tactical worth.

Rather, the most important part of a wargamer’s life is a loving partner.

Unlike many people in The Real World, our partners understand us.  They may not share our interest in little soldiers but they accept that part of us, they let us occupy the main room for hours at a time while our homes’ largest table becomes a bitterly contested warzone, they (usually) don’t mind if you stay up into the small hours carefully painting highlights onto power armour and they accept that we would far rather have a lovely miniature for Christmas rather than a CD or book.  Some of us have even been provided with new future opponents.

Indeed, it’s possible that I would not have got back into the hobby if it weren’t for my wife.  For my 29th birthday, Becky got me a £50 GW voucher which I used to help me pick up the 5th edition Warhammer 40K rulebook, the Imperial Guard Codex and a squad of Cadians.  I’ve never looked back since.

Indeed, when we married less than a year later, Becky suggested that I create Chaos Spawn wedding cake toppers for the ceremony.

In short, I wouldn’t be the man I am, no less the wargamer I am, without Becky’s love and support and I’m sure that others feel the same way about their better halves.  Our partners bring out the best of us, cherish them.

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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.