Thursday, 14 April 2022

We captured it for Chaos... a long overdue update

 Greetings all.

Bit of an unexpected update this time. Many moons ago (like seven years or so) I painted up some of the very cool, and not very readily available Chaos Cultists from 2nd Edition 40k, sculpted by Paul Muller. I've got a fair few of these guys, but tbh I wish I had even more because they're some of my favourite models of all time. 

I had originally planned for these guys to be part of a Khorne Daemonkin army, but given that I don't really play 40k any more, and Daemonkin dont actually exist any more, they sort of sat unloved for a long time. My first batch were painted up in Khorne colours (i.e. red!) and were mostly unconverted, but these guys were chopped up loads. I decided to paint these up in Undivided colours, given that they weren't planned for inclusion in any particular army or project, and will just turn up as and when I need some deluded mooks (probably in Stargrave more than anything). I also added in an old Redemptionist flamer to give them a bit of firepower, and it fits the aesthetic nicely.




I also updated the basing on my older Khorne cultists to bring them in line with my current minis a bit more (with a sneak peek of some other bits in the background):


Hope you like em!

Friday, 11 February 2022

Does this look infected? Blood Bowl Nurgle's Rotters

 Greetings all.

In an effort to kick off the new year with a bang, I picked up the brushes pretty much straight away and cracked on with it. My good buddy Alex had bought me a Nurgle BB team for my birthday last year, and that one went right to the top of the projects list. 

I intended to paint them up as quickly as possible, but still make a decent job of it, which hopefully I achieved. I used Contrast paints as per usual, and did a zenithal prime on these guys because that's the fancy thing to do these days. I'm reasonably pleased with how they turned out, especially given the amount of time spent. In fact I think I spent more time building them than I did painting them. 

I also added a Head Coach mini made from a slightly converted Blightking, and a Rotspawn made from one of the Nightmare Hulks from the KT Rogue Trader box from a few years ago.









Hope you like em.

Another quick painting update

 Greetings all.

Just a super quick one from me today. I started off the year with a couple of random bits, before getting my teeth into a proper project. Both of these guys are 3D prints from my good mate Mark, who prints loads of awesome stuff and is really generous with them. As these two don't fit with anything in particular, I based them to match my Frostgrave/RoSD stuff.



Till next time.

Friday, 4 February 2022

2021 hobby retrospective

 Greetings all.

I'm a bit late to the party with this one, but never mind. I'm not really all over the blogging like I used to be, but I'm half-heartedly keeping the plates spinning at least. With that in mind, it's time for a 2021 retrospective, which isn't nearly as bleak as this intro seems to be!

Despite not blogging a great deal, or revamping the blog as I continually promise I will, or indeed having much of a readership these days, I have done an absolute tonne of painting. I've also done a not-insignificant amount of gaming, despite lockdowns and whatnot getting in the way of that.

I kicked the year off (after some minor surgery) with some Warcry terrain:








Having enjoyed painting it so much, I decided to paint some more Warcry terrain and a few extra bits to go with it:








I was around this time that I finally took the plunge with Contrast paints, and they basically changed my entire life. I started absolutely smashing out painted minis, or at least compared to my usual output:





Around the middle of the year I painted up my Oldhammer Skaven team for BB, and got a few games in with them, as well as played a bit of Stargrave (which I'll come back to in the future for sure):















After that I added a few extra bits to the Skaven, as well as continued the Contrast experiments with some Nurgle and a few other random bits. Also started adding to my sci-fi terrain collection:









To round off the year I painted some more terrain that had been neglected for a long time (thanks Contrast), did a bit more Nurgle, added a few minis to my Chaos Renegades BB team, went on a bit of a rebasing spree, and painted a Kill Team (thanks again Contrast!):















And that rounds up the year! All in all I painted 167 individual minis or bits of terrain, which is bloody good going I think.

My resolutions for 2022 are pretty straightforward really:

  1. Paint a Nurgle BB team (kindly gifted to me for my Birthday by my good buddy Alex)
  2. Paint my Untamed Beasts for Warcry. I've got several cobbled together warbands I could use, but I'd really like to have a "proper" one.
  3. Paint some Necromunda Orlocks. Again I've got plenty I could use for Necro, but I'd love a proper house gang. These will no doubt see use in Stargrave as well.
  4. Paint a Goblin BB team. Now that I've finished my Skaven, it seems silly not to have an Underworld team too, so I'm gonna paint up a whole Goblin team and mash them together as needed.
  5. Probably start on the massive pile of Kill Team terrain I have laying about.
Let's see how it goes!