Terrain update 7/7/2018


Making a decent set of objective markers has been on my mind for so long that it didn’t even occur to me to put it on either this or last years Hobby Season To Do Lists.  It has always lurking at the back of my hobby brain, touting itself as a simple little job that will make a big difference to my gaming experience.  However, the wealth of excellent objective markers at my FLGS’s of choice has meant that there was no need to rush into making them, and hence the laziness.

However, my attendance of a few tournaments earlier this year was a bit of a wakeup call for me, as lots of other players had great markers to use in our games. Furthermore, in the games where my opponents didn’t have a set, we were reduced to deploying the dice of shame. Well, no more will I have to go meekly into that shame ridden night, as I have finally got my act together and cracked some out!

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Painting Update 4/7/2018



With the build of the Ravenwing and 5th Company almost complete (baring the numerous HQ options that is…) I decided to move on to the Deathwing.  However, on starting to build the terminator veterans I realized that I am probably not going to want to build them all first before beginning painting en-mass, as there are lots of details in behind arms, guns,shields, etc, that I am just not going to be able to access once they are glued in place.  So it is back to the old ways with these chaps – build and paint one unit at a time.  Behold the first of the first company (with many MANY more to come…)!

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‘A Vale of Legions’ Hobby Challenge



As the end of the 2017-18 hobby season approaches, I have started to make some real inroads into my build targets and, to a lesser extent, my painting targets.  However, one small item on the list has been gnawing at my conscience ever sine I wrote it, but I just haven’t had the energy or indeed the confidence to begin it. That small item was one simple line on the list, yet in truth it is a pretty massive undertaking.  That line?

‘Betrayal at Calth boxed sets’, or ‘how I wanted to get into Horus Heresy’.

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Painting Update 7/6/2018


With the great build cracking on at a fair pace, I have now almost completed the 5th Company of my Dark Angels successor chapter the ‘Night Sentinels’. Although I still have a lot to paint, just getting them built will be a big step in the right direction and another item ticked off the old to do list.

However, it is not all sprue grey as far as the eye can see, as I have managed to paint the last piece of my 5th Company puzzle – the Apothecary!

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EBay Rescue Part 4: A bit of Character…


In the property trade, there are two kinds of houses that come up for sale. Those that people want to live in, and those that people want to turn a profit on. For the latter, the best way of turning a profit is to find a house that doesn’t need much work – the basics are already there, it just needs a facelift with the minimal outlay in time and effort to result in an increase in value.

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Crappy conversions part 3: Fireblade


Hate is a strong word, and not one I often find myself employing in life, let alone in the context of wee plastic men being pushed around the table to pew pew noises. However, every now and then a sculpt will come out of the GW forge which is at odds with the many, MANY great sculpts they produce, and you will be forced to drop the Hate bomb. Well, the time is now. I hate the cadre firebalde scupt…

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Taros Campaign Prep – Scratch Built Tank pt 4


Being from a Forgeworld Imperial Armour book, the Taros Campaign will inevitable involve the use of Forgeword models at some point along the arc of its story.  While I am very keen to play through the campaign, I am much less keen to spend the big bucks normally involved in purchasing Forgeworld models, especially if their use outside of the Taros Campaign is going to be limited.  However, proxying is not really a great option either, so once more I am turning my hand to a bit of paper hammer – this time, the (not so) mighty Trojan!

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