Blog discription

What will you find here? Ramblings from an aging gamer-miniature painter. When I first started out in this hobby computers were in their infancy and finding other gamers could only be done by going to conventions or as in my case bumping into somebody who happened to see me reading "Panzer Leader" on the school bus. Look how far we have come! The internet has allowed our small community to be able to connect on a level I never dreamed of when I was but a small lad. What I do hope you will find here is something interesting from one wargamer/miniature painter to another. I paint miniatures somewhat decently, so I will be posting some pictures of my work, and perhaps a review or two of games and/or miniatures. Most of all this is just about having fun and anything I post here is meant to be for that reason.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

WIP: Emperor's Children 30K Horus Hersey

One of several projects I have going simultaneously, Today I felt like painting purple (that's right Skip, Purple! Live with it or I'll paint your horses purple!!!;)). So out came my Emperor's Children. I screwed up reading the 30K supplement codex (basically an Army book of what you can and can't have) and thought I could equip my regular Marine squads with the weapons choices I made. Turns out I was looking at the Veteran squad (Elite choice instead of regular Troop choice). Oh well, it's fantasy Science fiction so ha!

The above is my Contemptor Dreadnought I started building. I talked about and showed the build pictures of this in a previous post. Here it is with a little work done to it.

Here is one completely painted Emperor's Children Marine to show you what the squad will look like when finished.

...and above is the group shot of my Dread and Veteran Squad halfway there.

Tomorrow I get to have the Dentist dig around in my mouth to fix some problems, so will see how I feel when I get home if I can knock some more of these boys out.


Monday, May 9, 2016

1941 lego world WWII battle of Brody

My friend Dave found this on Youtube and I was pretty impressed by it. Though it's done with lego's don't sell it short. I found it to be pretty historically accurate and well done, for lego's. Prepare yourself for a 6 minute history lesson;)


Less time means more projects of course!

Things have come to a crawl as my Wife underwent surgery last week and hobby time took a back seat to more important real life time. With my Wife feeling a bit better I was able to mess about in my hobby room and I started a few more projects. Nothing focused just did a little bit of this and a little bit of that. It felt good and was fun and that is what counts. So this is what took place:

Finally assembled the last five Necrons for my buddy Al, As he has patiently waited for these, I promised myself for every color I place on one of my own projects I would match it by placing a color on his. This picture is a little further along, but here they are with the primer on them.

Same thing with my buddy Skip, time to get his Moorish Warlord base on the move and I finished the horses and now only have the riders to go.

....and finally my little Horus Heresy project with my Emperor's Children Contemptor Dreadnought. Forge World resin kits are really expensive, beautiful, but expensive. This means taking ones time to get it right the first time, because my modeling skills are not the best, I didn't want to have bad things happen that would challenge those skills. As you can see with the picture below there are quite a few parts. Maybe not as many as on a plastic kit but what differs with the plastic kits (normally) is there is no slot A connects to slot B thing going on here. You have to figure out the positioning beforehand and I used a pencil to mark where I wanted stuff to go. Figuring out the feet was first. You especially have to be careful with the glue. Unlike the plastic kits using the insta-cure (super glue) on resin is it bonds almost immediately so you need to be precise off the get go when it comes to where you really want the part. Hence me using pencil to exactly mark.

Once I figured out the stance it was lining up the joints to look like a realistic pose. I think it didn't turn out to badly.
Finally the prime and I've decided to paint up everything in a sub assembly fashion. So I will complete this part before adding on the next so I don't have to worry about getting around bits with the brush.

Thanks for looking