Friday, 29 August 2014

Astra Militarum Techpriest Enginseer


Another tabletop paintjob to get the guy out of the plastic pile and onto the board, reasonably happy with it, not a lot you can do to tart these up there being so much metal. I suppose i could go for a chequered robe border in black and white, and might once time allows.

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I've also taken to using servo skulls as CC servitors simply because decent models for them are hard to come by, there are only to my mind one set of decent servitors and they come with a techmarine in tow, making it a costly enterprise.


Monday, 25 August 2014

Elysian Command Squad Valkyrie



Having decided to flesh the Elysians out to a full force, I needed a command squad, and a ride for same, it just so happened I had a voucher for Kirton games, so hey presto one more Valk, this is my third, and its still a lovely kit, once you magnetise the weapon options and tailgate its so easy to field.

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Squadron Leader Tail marking, as on the vulture (though he is currently a squadron one one. hes still the leader :)

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this one has further magnetiasation… the lid comes off..


So I can drop in magnetised door gunners.

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Not easy to see, but they are there I promise :)

One more flyer then back to normality I promise :)

Friday, 22 August 2014

Vulture Gunship – oh yeah.


Lovely thing, I had to. I may even have accidentally picked up a few more flyers, as I build my Elysians out to a field able 1850 force of their own.


This went together very well, and was a joy to paint, Punisher cannons are a must for me with this model as its intended to be a gunship.

The rest is pictures…..

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And just because..

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Monday, 18 August 2014

Astra Militarum Commisar


A quick paintjob for a commissar. This guy may well end up in amongst a blob squad I am formulating, but I painted him mostly because I like the model :)

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Large scale terrain piece – Imperial Outpost


I made myself some new terrain for the Summer game I posted earlier, and thought I’d take a bit of time to showcase them. I still have to “dress” these with a little flock and some decals, maybe another layer of weathering but they are perfectly playable right now, look for more of these over the coming weeks.


This basically combines a skyshield, a bastion, a few panels of imperial sector and a few bits of aegis on a hardboard sheet with sand and 2spackle” of filler :)


Valkyrie for effect..

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Quite pleased with it, and may use it to stage a few shots :)

Monday, 11 August 2014

Orks, Krieg and Eldar.. What a swell party this is…


Have shelter, will travel. I was fortunate enough to visit with Mr Zzzzzz again recently for a game with himself and the good Drax.


we had a lovely dense table, and each took a 525 pt force., Drax used my Orks, I took some of Mr Zzzzzz’s Eldar for nostalgia (Eldar were one of my first armies back in RT/2nd ed) and our Host used the beautifully modelled and painted Krieg.


Embracing the sneaky way of the Eldar, I deployed on the commander (a corsair prince) and his bodyguard with everything else in reserve, hoping the greenskins and Mon-Keigh would wipe each other out and I could mop up the survivors.


(everything else – two squads of corsairs and a harlequin squad)

Suffice to say the Guard di what they do best, which is die in lumps, valiantly, the Eldar failed to impress in close combat though shooting secured me a close second, and the orks did what orks do, walk toward the enemy firing wildly then chop em to bits in CC.. Drax carried the day on a green tide.

What follows are remembrancer documents of the day..


Kreig taking position


Sadly the Ork are already close by..


Valiant cavalry valiantly cavalrying.


The barricades are manned..


But the Green tide rises.

At this point my corsair price escalated matters by using his 1-shot orbital strike on the PBHI (poor bloody human infantry)


And still, they come.


Kreig forces move up


Under the watchful eye of their heavy support.


but its all in vain as the building is swarmed by Ork.

Meanwhile other Ork forces make the Harlequins fold like a chap lacy suit with a frilly collar., one Corsair squad takes care of a Krieg infantry unit before the cavalry chop them to bits, and the final Suad survives the game just by shooting at Ork taking out one squad before succumbing to a mob of Nobs.


My erstwhile opponents, supported by Tea.


We proceeded then to spend the remainder of the day rifling through the amply supplied garage of Mr Zzzzzz for neglected and forgotten models in order to make some progress on his to do list.


Having some experience with resin, and flyers, I found myself facing a thunderbolt, a tricky kit if truth be told, but well worth the effort in the end

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As it happens he has two of these, so I find myself facing another few hours assembling the other, for which I shall try to do a build guide as it isn't straight forward, and the “instructions” barely deserve the name.

All in all a splendid day, and while I am glad of the shelter due to the torrential rain, the volume levels and leaky seams made for an interesting afternoon. :)

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