Saturday, 31 December 2011

Annus Terminus

Here we are at year end.

I won’t do a personal reflection, rather a blog and hobby one, suffice to say, the got progressively harder to find time to paint, between work, Xbox games and other factors.

that said i still managed more posts this year than in the previous two. (wow, I’ve been doing this three years?) way more in fact. 93! (94 once this is up)

Whoa, if I'd managed a whole year of blogging I might have got close to 200 posts!

if, should, could. heh.

I’m happy with the number of games I’ve managed, it’s up on last year, still not as regular as I’d like, and I didn't make the second blog wars but not to worry.

I’m also happy with my painting progress, I’m getting 6/7’s on CMON when I bother to post stuff, sure it’s not the 8’s I’d like, but for one or two figs it’s been close. and I feel like I’ve learned a lot this year, especially from taking my time with the wolves.

Well we’ve broken 70,000 page views this year, which is amazing.

okay, top five posts this year for page hits…


The single most popular post this year was still the AOBR grey knight conversions, which surprises me with a new plastic kit out there.

Still, nothing to say people liked what they saw just that they got the search result and looked at the page :)


Next most popular was the Cadian snipers. another surprise for me, as they aren't a unit per se. guess a lot of other people don’t like abhumans in their IG :)


My Logan and rune Priest conversions clock in next, kitbashes really as not much bar assembly was done with them


The old Daemonhost greenstuff tutorial slides into fourth, again possibly due to the popularity of GK with the release of the new codex


And in last (for this list) place comes the quick build gaming table.

Out of the five, two of those posts are from 2009! so I guess I owe a good chunk of traffic to the GK codex. shame I can’t bring myself to play it.

Lastly a quick shout out to my traffic sources..

Considerably more than half my hits are from referring sites

Bell of lost souls

From the warp

Kirby’s blog

Back 40k

Santa Cruz Warhammer

Being the top five, but a host of others as well, so thanks for that guys.

So that’s my hobby year. I hope yours was as good, and maybe a little more sustained than mine :)

let’s hope the next one is at least as decent.

Happy new year.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Alas, Poor Yarrick

A fellow of infinite jest.. well, actually he only knows one joke, and that starts with “what’s the best type of Ork..”


I treated myself to a quiet day to do some painting, no plan, no army scheme, no batches, just one guy, start to finish, busking all the way

I’m fairly happy with him. sure there are some dodgy bits, there always are when you start up again after a break. I'm a tad rusty, my hands a bit shakier that it was six months ago, but so it goes.

the photos are a bit shoddy too, I’ve done allsorts with my camera since i last photographed a mini so I've got to find all the primo settings again. heh.

Anyway, here's a few more pics, and if anyone out there still reads this old blog, let me know what you think of him.

DSC_6834DSC_6833 DSC_6832 

I’m mid- weathering on a few Wolfie Rhinos so you should be able to see those in a day or two, then I’ll slap some primer on some recent conversion/builds.. then, I dunno, maybe paint some more wolves :)

That or get swamped with work and go quiet again, who can tell :)

I do promise to try however.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Or should that be Khanmas?


I can never decide where my geek allegiances lie at Christmas..


on the hobby front, Santa brought me a finecast Yarrick for the giant pile of unpainted goods… so I might try and get him painted quickly so as to not add further to my list of unfinished things. :)

looks like a wicked model though.

Hope Yodasanta brought you everything you wanted, and that you get to spend the time with the ones you love in fellowship and overindulgence.

Monday, 19 December 2011

I… Live.. Again…

Ancient spirits of evil, transform this Skyrim addled form into..


…well, you get the idea.


This game will EAT YOUR LIFE. it should have a health warning.

at least however I’m not the only one

Okay, granted i did say when i posted last… ohmygod.. six months ago, that I was playing Deus ex, and you shouldn't worry..

Well Deus ex turned into Skyrim, and with the usual difficulties of starting a new term, added to a whole new raft of work related pressures and difficulties, well it’s taken a while.

Not that I’ve been totally idle. I built a few space wolves, got a couple of games in, and I think I’ve cracked how I should be playing wolves. although Ive essentially got two space wolf armies now.. and then some.

I’ve a game coming up, if the snow doesn't prevent it, and I've got some paint on some Rhino’s – pics when they are finished so all in all I'm starting back into the hobby.. just in time for Christmas..

and assassin's creed… uncharted 3.. ahhh dammit.

Look, hopefully there will be a triumphant “finished rhino’s” post in the next few days, if not, have a Merry christmas and a happy new year all, and try to get some hobby in :)

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