Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Chapter Tactics revealed - my initial thoughts on what we now know.

Greetings all - time for me to have a quick look at the chapter tactics stuff we saw revealed last night I think! See more after the break - I think some of the conclusions and the implications of the tactics may be quite interesting!

Monday, 17 July 2017

Hobby update 17-7-17 - Gravis Captain done, lots more in the painting queue!

Greetings all, welcome to the little window into my hobby life! This week I've still managed to get progress on a few different things, but lots more to come - enjoy!

First up, I finally managed to get my Gravis Captain finished.  This has felt like it's taken ages to do though in real terms I've probably just done lots of little bits on him rather than sitting down and really knocking out a good long session. To celebrate, I made a little video of the pictures I've got from it that you can see here. I really enjoyed this, so will probably do something similar for my next feature models, though in those cases I'll make sure I take more regimented stage pictures.

Speaking of next feature models - say hello to my Primaris Librarian, Hossan Kadjar. This is a truly gorgeous model, and contrary to the little paint sessions I put in on the Captain, I've already put in a couple of longer sessions to get him nearly up to scratch.

In a departure from my normal method (paint whatever bit you fancy and hang the consequences) I decided to structure this paint job a bit better, so I painted all the base colours onto him first. As a result, the photos below don't make the most of the contrasts that I'll be getting onto the final model, but they give you a good idea of the process that I generally go through (in theory at least, in practice I often do upper layers before some of the base colours cos I'm impatient).

Another squad that feels like it's taking me ages is the primaris Hellblasters. They're getting there, though I won't deny there's still plenty of work to do on them before they're finished. Hopefully I'll get some more time on them tonight.

Not hobby work as such, but I played a very successful game this week where Sire Gabriel came out of the cupboard for the first time in a long time. Yeah, he's still good. This was a weird game though, as some of you may realise when you see the army I'm facing - yes, it's my old Iron Fists bike list on the other side of the table! Weird!

I'm still plugging away at commission stuff too, here's the plaguebearer squad I'm working on at the moment. These are actually lots of fun to paint!

Scenery - you all saw my first efforts at the WD paint scheme I'm following on my landing pad last week, well here's the next step. I didn't spend too long on it to be honest, but I wanted to start filling in the green to make sure I was happy with it. Long story short? I am.

Well that's it for another week then everyone, hopefully next time I might have some hellblasters, some plague bearers and a librarian all finished to show off, maybe even some more containers...

Till next time,

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Dusk Knights vs Night Lords - 2k battle report

Greetings all,

welcome to my 5th game of 8th edition 40k - this one was a 2000pt game of Dusk Knights Space Marines vs Night Lords, using matched play rules.

Bear with me on the photos - both armies wear Dark Blue armour!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Hobby update 10-7-17 - Setting the scene.

Greetings fellow wargamers, welcome to my hobby cave once more, let me shed some light on the projects that I'm working on at present so you can all be inspired and shower me with praise (joke).

Friday, 7 July 2017

Pedro Kantor - 40k tactica

Greetings all - today I just wanted to have a quick chat about that paragon of all things red-fisted - Pedro Kantor.

I've long loved this miniature and have used him a few times in my first games of 8th edition, whilst I realise it'll probably be invalidated in less than a month, I figured I'd put down my thoughts on his performance in those games and how to get the best out of him in your own.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

New 40k codices! 10 coming before Christmas...

Wow, so 'New GW' continue with the 'full disclosure' method of interaction with the community! I for one continue to be both surprised and delighted by them - let's have a look at what's been said shall we?

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

8th edition thoughts - a few games in

Greetings all! I know things have been pretty quiet on the blog front recently - let's blame having been away on holiday then having a lot of work to catch up on when I returned shall we? It probably also doesn't help that I'm working hard on getting some scenery painted up and trying to get my head round 8th edition as well.

That's what I wanted to talk about today however, my first impressions of the new edition after a few games.