Where it all began…


So there I was, quietly ticking along, making steady if not spectacular progress though my Hobby Season to do list, thinking how nice it was to have plan and see it come to (partial) fruition – when I did something silly.  Or beautiful.  You decided, but either way the thing was done – I purchased a copy of the game that started it all for me, SPACE CRUSADE!

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Half Year Results 2018


Last year I decided to liquidate quite a large portion of my collection that I either never used or had just hoarded as part of my eBay 99p deal addiction.  Even though this was very much intended as a way of curbing the growth of my miniature mountain, I said at the time that any funds generated would be ploughed back into the hobby itself, with a concentration on quality rather than piles of cheap knackered old tat quantity.

I was never going to go cold turkey on purchasing hobby stuff, mainly because that would be impossible given the great stuff coming out of GW / FFG / Warlord games this year (and oh, what a year it has been!).  However, the clear intention was to try and make my hobby pay for itself – at the very least – and maybe generate a bit of profit to put aside for a new GW boxed set rainy day.  Well, the half year results are in, so lets take a look how we’ve done.

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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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