Thursday, 27 June 2013

Ultramarines - A painting guide

 photo Step7-Complete.jpg I've always been a fan of the classic Ultramarines colour scheme, so I decided to paint up a test model, just a normal Tactical Marine. I really like the result, so I'm considering entering a full squad into the Emerald Daemon painting competition, to be held at the NWG tournament at the end of September. Since the requirements for the competition include WIP photographs (this proves that the person who enters has actually painted the model themselves, and also that it is recent work), I've decided to do a guide for how I painted the above model.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

ABF army update III - Conversion Corner

This week I have been working on a couple of projects. I've been assembling and converting up some more Chaos Space Marine models for my ABF army. I've assembled the whole squad now, the first two Marines are painted so just have to finish the other eight. Anyway, here's some photos of the assembled models and a little bit of commentary on what I did to them.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Nobody ever expects the Inquisition!

 photo DSCF0001.jpg The first members of my Inquisitor warband, Ordo Malleus Inquisitor Stefen Hendelmann and former officer of the Catachan XXVII, Captain Jeremiah Stein.

So, how did the forces of Inquisitor Hendelmann fare out on the battlefield? Here's a segment from the Inquisitor's diary detailing the events of our first scenario. Thanks to Frank for running the scenario, was an interesting introduction to the game and campaign. For anyone interested, Frank's own report can be read here - You may note I have stolen his pictures, I should really bring my own camera next time.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Steamroller Tournament Report

So I went along to the Warmachine/HORDES Steamroller tournament in Gamers World on June 16th. The format was 35 points, second list optional. So I brought my Blindwater Congregation.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

ABF army update II

Since I last posted about NWG and the Anyone But Frank challenge, we've had an update on the format for the tournament. The points limit for this year's event is 1650 points, lower than the standard 1850 tournament limit that most players are used to. This has caused some nerdrage, but I actually like it. NWG is meant to be different from other events and players are encouraged to take something a little out of the ordinary.

The Hobby Butterfly calls again - Lizardmen

 photo DSCF0001.jpg Overlord Snappy surveys his brethren!

Yes, the problem begins again. This time, it's Lizardmen. I bought a pile of Lizardmen a while back, and they've been sitting in the box for some time. I came across them again recently, so I thought I'd check out what I had. Not all of the models are fully assembled (or else pieces have fallen off), so luckily I got the sprues with spare parts on them as well as a few Skink bodies. I think I might have a couple of blister packs of Chameleon Skinks somewhere too, will have to check the box in my parent's attic when I'm home next.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Tales from the Painting Table

Last week, a friend posted a picture on Facebook of his neat, tidy, arranged painting table. Which got me thinking about mine, here's a few pictures of how it was at the time.